December 2020

Xenobia Bailey, Bala-Fala: I. Image courtesy of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Camayuhs Flat File Program
Deadline: December 1, 2020

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Camayuhs is pleased to launch it’s second Flat File  program this February. All artists will be chosen from an open call. An array of approaches towards flat media will be considered: drawing, collage, printmaking, and photography. The submitted work may be emblematic of a core practice or represent a departure from a larger body of work.


Tri-Star Arts Current Art Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Current Art Fund seeks to elevate artists from historically underserved communities whose projects would be significantly impacted by the receipt of this grant. Applicants must reside in the state of Tennessee. BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


Mesa Refuge Residency
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Mesa Refuge supports writers and other creatives, mostly focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, human economy and social equity. The program offers artists time, space and support to develop ideas and present them to the public. There is a non-refundable $50 fee to have your application considered.


Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency
Deadline: December 1, 2020

New Orleans artists can apply for Joan Mitchell Center’s residency program. Artists will receive private studio space for five months, a $600 monthly stipend, virtual professional development opportunities, and more.


Atlantic Center for the Arts
Deadline: December 6, 2020

Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. There is a $25 admissions fee for this call.


CERN Collide Residency
Deadline: December 7, 2020

Collide invites artists of any nationality to apply with a proposal for a research-led residency. The program is targeted for artists  with a distinct interest in transdisciplinary research and a strong motivation for scientific thinking. The residency comes with 15,000 Swiss Francs, personal allowance, travel costs and accommodation, and more.


The Creatives Project
Deadline: December 9, 2020

The Creatives Project is excited to expand its residency program to include TCP’s ART-FORCE housing program. ART-FORCE will provide ten Atlanta based artists with affordable housing, shared studio space, and exhibition opportunities for a two year cycle beginning February 1, 2021. In exchange, each resident will serve the surrounding communities through educational programs on and offsite through TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP)


KMAC Couture
Deadline: December 11, 2020

Artists in the Louisville area are eligible to submit their fashion designs to be featured in KMAC’s Couture runway event. Artists selected for this year’s film and event can apply for an artist stipend based on the cost of materials.


Trillium Arts Artist Residencies
Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Trillium Arts Artist Residency offers artists a creative home for a week in the remote setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The facilities and areas of expertise emphasize the disciplines of dance, theatre, literary arts, photography and arts administration.


Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting Prize
Deadline: December 15, 2020

Pelham Art Center’s juried competition is open to US-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at the center.


Cluster London Artist-in-Residence
Deadline: December 20, 2020

The Cluster Artist-in-Residence program aims to provide a tailored experience with a broad network of opportunities to counter the “one-size-fits-all” logic that so frequently pervades our industry. Working from a studio in East London with specific equipment provided in response to the artist’s needs, residents will be given a custom-designed program of one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry professionals who will guide them through research and production, and help shape their concluding solo show.


Female Design Council Grant
Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Female Design Council Grant is an inaugural juried grant initiative launched to support Black womxn designers in the United States. FDC recognizes the importance of providing direct funding to designers, especially Black womxn. FDC is committing two $2,500 USD financial grants to a Black womxn-led design studio or individual providing emerging designers with the financial resources to bring their idea into prototyping and/or production.


A Studio in the Woods
Deadline: January 9, 2021

The Studio in the Woods seeks Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, people of color speculative fiction writers working in prose, poetry, and stage or screenwriting. Writers will receive a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners.


South Arts Southern Prize Deadline: January 11, 2021

Open to residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, this award focuses on visual artists and distributes more than $80,000 in multiple different prize categories.


Lyndon House Arts Foundation
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Guest Artist/Curator project seeks individuals who identify as BIPOC, residing within Athens and ten surrounding counties to develop, design, an art exhibition to be on display for six-to-eight weeks in the Galleries at LHAC. There are three planned cycles for these exhibitions starting in May 2021. A competitive stipend of $1000 is provided to the Guest Artist/Curator for their creative
contribution. For further information please email [email protected]


Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

This year, in response to the extensive need in the creative community for monetary support and career guidance, Adobe is excited to announce a $1 million Creative Residency Community Fund. This fund will enable the support of many more creators by funding their projects and hiring them for Adobe-commissioned projects. You can choose to apply for one of the following: a paid Adobe project commission or a grant for your own project.


Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a one-time micro-grant of $200. If you are interested in donating to the fund, click here.


ARTNOIR Jar of Love Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a one-time micro grant of $200. This information will be kept confidential. If you have documents that you would like to attach to your application, please email them to [email protected].


Blackacre Reserve Writing Residency
Deadline: Rolling Basis

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The Blackacre Writing Residency is located in a beautiful, 300-acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. The writer receives a $200 honorarium and resides for 1–2 weeks in a furnished house on the grounds. The period of the residency is dependent on the institution’s overall schedule of visiting artists and writers. In turn, the writer has an immense amount of say as to when they occupy the residency, having the ability to delay beginning the residency for up to a year from being awarded the residency. Residents are welcome to bring their partners. There is a $20 application fee.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.


Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling Basis

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.


NES Artist Residency
Deadline: Rolling Basis

NES Artist Residency was founded in March 2008 in Skagaströnd, a small town in North West Iceland. The first artists in residence arrived in June of that year. As one of the largest residencies in Iceland, NES currently hosts between 90–120 artists per year. NES provides artists with a workspace and living quarters within Skagaströnd, and the freedom to create as they wish.


Red Bull Artist Microgrants
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Red Bull Arts will award two $1,000 grants each month to artists in the following 20 cities across the United States: Atlanta, Austin/San Antonio, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Hudson Valley (NY), Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Providence, St Louis, and the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul).  These funds are meant to support artists in continuing their work however they see fit in this difficult moment.


Rhizome Microgrant Program
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The microgrant program awards $500–$1,500 to proposals with a compelling vision for net art, which considers political radicalization and the internet.


For more opportunities, please visit BOMB and Creative Capital. For more resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go here.