Call For Artists:

April 2020

By March 31, 2020
Lucianne and Joe Carmichael, founders of A Studio in the Woods, a residency in New Orleans.
Photo courtesy A Studio in the Woods.

In these uncertain times, Burnaway has compiled a list of resources for artists facing unforeseen challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak here. The list below is our traditional call for artists, including deadlines ofr proposals, grants, residencies and other opportunities with deadlines in April and May 2020.

AINT – BAD : Issue 15
American South
Deadline: April 1, 2020

Kelly Taylor Mitchell: Kin, Spirit, Seed on view at Westobou Gallery, Augusta

Aint–Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. For issue fifteen, AINT BAD is seeking photographs and essays from those who live and make work in and about the south. Particularly, how is it being defined, re-defined, undefined and co-defined within the contemporary conceptions of the American South? Works created in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia are being accepted. Up to 20 photographs can be submitted for a $45 fee.

Korean Art Foundation of America
Deadline: April 10
, 2020

Artists who are either US citizens of Korean ancestry, or Koreans with permanent residency status in the US are welcome to apply for this award worth $15,000.

Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 13, 2020

Re:Focus a photo exhibition on view at Swan Coach House in Atlanta through October 27

These residencies invite artists of all disciplines to examine the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision. Rising Residencies provide artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works, including a $2,500 stipend and $2,000 materials budget.

The Photoville Fence
Deadline: April 14, 2020

The Photoville Fence is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America. Featuring over 85 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience. Photographic series can be submitted to one of seven categories: Creatures, Food, Home, Nature, People, Play and Streets. There is a $35 fee per series.

Hambidge Center Residency
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: April 15
, 2020

This two-eight week residency is the oldest in the Southeast, and is situated on 600 forested acres in the mountains of north Georgia. The program provides professionals in arts & culture administration, ceramics, culinary arts, dance, music, science, visual arts, and writing with a self-directed program to cultivate their talent, whether it’s to work and produce, to think, to experiment or to rejuvenate.

B20: Wiregrass Biennial
Dothan, Alabama
Deadline: April 24
, 2020

The Wiregrass Museum of Art invites artists living in the South to submit works for B20: Wiregrass Biennial, a juried competition. Eligible states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The exhibition is open to submissions of innovative and progressive works of any medium including installation, new media, and performance-based work. Accepted works are eligible for one $1000 award for People’s Choice and one $1000 award for Judge’s Choice. There will also be one $1,000 award for an Alabama artist.

CAC Open Call: Make American What America Must Become
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 30, 2020

The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to invite contemporary visual artists living across the Gulf South to submit to this year’s open call for submissions. Artists who currently live and work in LA, TX, AL, MS, FL are eligible to apply. Eligible artists living in Louisiana are encouraged to apply. The exhibition will be on view at the CAC from July 18 until September 6, 2020. The deadline to submit work is April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST. 

New Orleans Photo Alliance Michael P Smith Grant

American South
Deadline: April 30, 2020

The MPS Fund awards cash prizes and exhibition opportunities to Gulf Coast photographers whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply for the MPS Fund. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast geographic region.

Art on the BeltLine Open Call
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: May 15
, 2020

Art on the BeltLine has issued a call for artists for visual and performance art, sculpture, the residency program, and support positions. Visual artists, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians at every stage of their careers to apply for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. Potential project proposals could include but are not limited to: performance works of all kinds, such as street and traveling performers, parade, music, dance, theater, and performance art; utilization of fences or screening devices; murals; school or class projects; historical or didactic works; projects that promote exploration of Atlanta BeltLine trails; organizational collaborations; sculpture opportunities (separate call for submissions); work that is reflective of the culture and history of BeltLine neighborhoods, amplifies local history, and elevates voices and narratives that have historically been marginalized.

Arts Writers Grant Program
Deadline: May 20, 2020

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? 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.

Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant
Deadline: rolling basis

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.

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.

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.

Innovate Grant 

Location: US & International
Deadline: May 7, 2020

is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer.

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