Call for Artists: April 2021

By April 01, 2021

The Curated Fridge Spring 2021 Diaspora Studies
Deadline: April 4, 2021

The Curated Fridge is inviting photographers for their Spring 2021 exhibition, the refrigrecurators are  Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly, from Humble Arts Foundation.

Georgia Museum of Art: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics
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Diaspora describes scattered populations whose origins lie in separate geographies, dispersed from their indigenous territories. Historically, and to this day, it frames both the Jewish people fleeing persecution throughout Europe and beyond, and people of African descent who were traumatically displaced by the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It also extends to Palestinians in 1948 and 1967, Native Americans, Tutsi Rwandans fleeing genocide, Armenians, Rohingyas in Myanmar, and countless other peoples.


Call For Entry: Portfolio 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: April 5, 2021

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) invites photographers world-wide to enter images using any photographic process for our upcoming juried exhibition, “Portfolio 2021”. This exhibition features strong, cohesive bodies of work.

Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, joins APG as the Juror for “Portfolio 2021”. Dr. Senf will select photographic works from up to 8 artists for the exhibition.

All exhibiting artists are be eligible for the 2021 APG/ Museum Purchase Award of $2500, which is slated for placement into the High Museum’s permanent collection.


Open Call to Gulf South Artists for Works Reflecting Upon Art and Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 9, 2021

Curated by Dr. David Robinson-Morris

The Contemporary Art Center New Orleans is pleased to invite contemporary visual artists living across the Gulf South region to submit to this year’s open call for submissions. Contemporary visual artists who currently live and/or work in the Gulf South states of LA, TX, AL, MS, FL are eligible to apply. Eligible artists living in Louisiana are encouraged to apply.


Hambidge Center
Rabun, Georgia
Deadline: April 15, 2021

The oldest residency program in the Southeast, Hambidge provides a self-directed program that honors the creative process and trusts individuals to know what they need to cultivate their talent, whether it’s to work and produce, to think, to experiment or to rejuvenate. Residents’ time is their own; there are no workshops, critiques, nor required activities.


Georgia Museum of Art: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics
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Artist Residency at Penn Center
St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Deadline: April 26, 2021

Penn Center invites submissions for an artist residency program, which is offered in partnership with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia.

Applications can be made by individual artists, or by a collective in a single submission. Proposals can be in any media (visual/ sonic/ literary/ performance), but must relate to the histories and cultures of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor in contexts of the theme, “Civil Rights and Social Justice.” The residency will be held during the period September 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, subject to pandemic safety protocols.

To be selected, projects must engage with, or partner with, one or more of the Sea Island communities. Projects may also build from material or archival holdings in Penn Center, or other relevant museums, archives, or collections. Outcomes—readings, exhibitions, performances or installations—will be mounted at Penn Center, or another suitable site, which may be in coordination with the annual Penn Center Heritage Festival.


OCA’s Public Art Program
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: April 30, 2021

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) invites local metro Atlanta artists to submit proposals for two new public art installations supported by the office’s Public Art Program.

Sculptors interested in participating can submit pre-existing, three-dimensional (3D) sculptures for consideration in our Temporary Art Program. The selected artwork will reside in Hardy Ivy Park, a location in downtown Atlanta, for up to two years and contribute to downtown Atlanta’s cultural amenities. An art selection committee will assist the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Program in the selection process. The selected artist will be awarded an honorarium not to exceed $3,000 paid over the two-year period while retaining ownership of the artwork.


Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts and Letters
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Deadline: April 30, 2021

This collaborative fellowship program from Chapman Cultural Center and Hub City Writers Project is possible by grant funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation. This first-of-its-kind program will bring one early-career artist and one early career-writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is geared toward artists and writers who are interested in immersing themselves in the culture of the American South.

Fellows will travel throughout the Southeast to conduct research at cultural and educational institutions as they develop ideas for a collaborative project that expands the understanding of the modern South.

In addition to focusing on their own creative projects, the Southern Studies Fellows will have opportunities and requirements for educational community service in Spartanburg County; these will include regular college and high school classroom visits/lectures, readings, open studios, workshops, and projects affiliated with the host organizations.


Midtown Alliance | 2021 Heart of the Arts Studio Residency
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: May 7, 2021

Midtown Alliance is seeking applications from visual artists with an established arts practice motivated to utilize this residency to advance his/her/their creative development within the vibrant context of Midtown, Atlanta.  The program provides a 12 month studio term, $2,500 stipend, and high quality presentation of work for view by the public.


Too Tired Anthology
Woodstock, Vermont
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Too Tired Project/Too Tired Press is holding a call for entry for the first annual publication in the Anthology series. These yearly bound volumes will represent a comprehensive selection of photography made by multiple artists in response to/about/inspired by depression and experiences related to mental health. Images that are selected for the print publication will also be shared in a digital exhibition and social media platforms.


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Emory University’s Arts & Social Justice Fellowship
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: May 21, 2021

Emory faculty from all divisions of the university and Atlanta-based artists whose work demonstrates an interest in advancing racial and social justice are invited to apply to the 2021 Emory Arts & Social Justice (ASJ) Fellows program. The program explores how creative thinking and artistic expression can inspire change, inviting faculty members to work alongside ASJ artist fellows to embed creative projects that reflect on social inequities into existing courses.

Each faculty/artist pairing decides together how to incorporate their project into their syllabus and receives funding to cover materials and other expenses for their project. ASJ artist fellows receive a summer stipend and a salary in the fall. Pairings are determined by the Arts and Social Justice Fellowship committee.


Drawn to Macon IV
Macon, Georgia
Deadline: May 29, 2021

The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance is seeking submissions for the fourth annual juried show, Drawn to Macon. $1000 will be awarded in cash prizes. This exhibition will represent selected visual artists who use drawing as an integral part of their creative practice. The Gallery will display diverse approaches and concepts that expand the traditional definition of “drawing”. This context of drawing is not restricted to specific media, subject matter or dimensional application meaning both 2D and 3D submissions are eligible. Submissions may be preliminary investigative work, experimental work, or finished products.


Mint Museum: Coined in the South
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: June 4, 2021

The Young Affiliates of the Mint, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, are seeking works of art produced
by southeastern artists for the second installment of Coined in the South.
Coined in the South is about bridging the gap between the museum, the gallery, and the studio, to highlight
the innovative and thought-provoking works produced by the creative innovators of the southeastern arts
community. The show is not confined to any single aesthetic, theme, or medium.


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