Call for Artists: April 2023

By April 01, 2023
2023-2024 Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies take place at A Studio in the Woods, situated in 7.66 acres of bottomland hardwood forest in New Orleans, Louisiana. Courtesy of A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans.

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant
National, Online
Deadline: April 3, 2023

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of the grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in painters who lack adequate recognition. Recipients are selected by a diverse group of jurors—artists, curators, professors, writers—based on the strength of the materials submitted in this application as well as the perceived adherence to the spirit of the grant: to assist under recognized artists. Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $36,000 and an exhibition at PAAM. Eligible artists over the age of 45 are encouraged to apply.

2023-2024 Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 10, 2023

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies invite artists to be agents of change in guiding our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. We encourage artists to guide our collective response to this challenging issue while bringing wisdom, integrity, optimism, and even humor to intentional projects seeking transformation for our species and our planet. Southeast Louisiana’s land and inhabitants are continually challenged by the effects of environmental degradation. The 6-week residency takes place between September 2023 – May 2024 and includes a $3000 stipend and a $2000 supply budgetThe call is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and cultural issues.

Locust Projects 2023 WaveMaker Grants
Miami, FL
Deadline: April 15, 2023

WaveMaker at Locust Projects supports Miami’s visionary artists with incubator grants for innovative projects that are shared with the public in unconventional spaces. Since 2015, WaveMaker has awarded $510,000 in funding to 102 of Miami’s visionary artists. Grantees receive up to $6,000 each in three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. In the spirit of Locust Projects’ artist-driven mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public in unconventional spaces. Visual artists, curators, arts writers, cultural organizers, collectives, collaborators, and artist-run spaces at all career stages who reside in Miami-Dade County are encouraged to apply. All projects must engage or be shared with the public in unconventional spaces in Miami-Dade County.

Georgia Tech University: Extension of Community Call for Proposals
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: April 21, 2023

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and spend the day a world away!

Technological developments have altered natural habitats, weather patterns, bacteria, and how information is transmitted. The wellbeing of the planet depends on our collective efforts, and we must act ethically and sustainably to combat global warming. “Extension of Community: what it means to be sustainable in a digital world” will address what it means to be sustainable in a digital world, focusing on the material and dematerialized culture humans have created and their effects on Earth. Georgia Tech offers an open call for artists and researchers working at the intersection of science and technology that are addressing topics surrounding accessibility and the climate. Compensation of $2,000 will be provided to artists for their time, materials, and efforts, pending review of any conflict of interest. The exhibit will be hosted at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA with an estimated opening date of August 2023.

Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts & Letters
Spartanburg, SC
Deadline: April 30, 2023

This first-of-its-kind program brings 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 perfect for those looking to immerse 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.

This call has a $40 application fee.

Ribbet Emerging Photographer Competition 2023
International and Online
Deadline: April 30, 2023

The Ribbet Emerging Photographer Competition is an annual photography contest that seeks the best emerging photographers from around the world. This year’s theme is: “There’s nothing quite like this.” Participants are invited to submit beautiful images that capture something around them that warms their heart and that makes them grateful to be alive. In a world where everything can seem chaotic and fast, it’s important to make space for those small moments that make everything worthwhile. The winning photographs will be selected by a panel of expert judges based on creativity, originality, whether it fits with the official theme, composition, quality and overall appeal. There will be three winners that will receive a communication campaign and a cash prize each.

This call has a $20 application fee per submission.

Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship for Emerging Writers of Color
National and Online
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at the Japanese American National Museum ([email protected]) presents the Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship. This year’s inaugural fellowship provides two $5,000 unrestricted awards to promising writers of color who are focused on art criticism and/or reporting about the visual, performing, or media arts. The Yamamoto Fellowship recognizes that writers of color have knowledge and experiences that differ from dominant Eurocentric ones, and that their perspectives can give art produced by marginalized communities the depth of attention and consideration it deserves. The Yamamoto Fellowship encourages arts writers of color to continue writing about art from their own cultural and political perspectives in order to enrich and broaden arts writing as a practice and profession. Eligible applicants must reside in the United States, be at least 18 years of age, identify as a member of a community with ancestry in one of the original peoples of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, or Pacific Islands, and have two to five years of demonstrated publication experience, which may include a blog or self-publishing.

Creator Labs Photo Fund 2023
National and Online
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The 2023 Creator Labs Photo Fund is an initiative providing financial support to encourage artists at formative moments in their careers. Started in 2021, this second season of the Creator Labs Photo Fund will support a greater selection of artists, with grants provided to 30 artists for new work created in the past three years. Thirty selected artists will be awarded a prize of $6,000 each, and will be featured on and across Aperture’s social media channels. All artists applying for the Creator Labs Photo Fund must be 18 years of age or older, and currently living in the United States.

2023 CINTAS Fellowships
International and Online
Deadline: May 1, 2023

CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture & design, creative writing, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent. Applications are reviewed by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the CINTAS Foundation, Inc., awards fellowships based on the recommendations of the panels. CINTAS fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as indicated in their application. The fellowships are not awarded to performing artists. Fellowships are not awarded more than twice to the same person. Second awards are granted only to candidates demonstrating outstanding artistic development. 

Fellowships are awarded annually for the disciplines selected and announced on the website for each year. The amount of the fellowship is $20,000 currently. The award is considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. 

Atlanta, GA
Deadline: May 1, 2023

@ATLFILMPARTY is a local film competition with a goal of transforming ATL’s film industry into a dedicated community. For each cycle, a seasonal jury of film industry professionals will select 3-8 top films from the submission pool to be showcased at the event. The films will be edited in a loop, and screened in a venue ITP. All attendees are given an individual ballot to vote for their favorite film after viewing them on loop during the party. The winning filmmaker receives a cash grant ($500) and mentorship provided by the Southern Documentary Fund, and all finalists receive a framed award. Filmmakers submitting to ATL Film Party must be raised or based in Atlanta, Georgia to participate in the competition.

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grant
National and Online
Deadline: May 17, 2023

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply. Due to legal constraints, only U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas 25 years and older are eligible to apply.

Materia Prima: Call for Entry
Savannah, GA
Deadline: May 28, 2023

The Materia Prima Juried Call for Entry Exhibition is open to all artists currently residing in the Southeastern United States. Artists are invited to submit works in all media that explore the theme of MATERIALITY. ARTS Southeast is seeking work that considers materials in new or novel ways, that engages the senses and expands our understanding of media as material.  Materiality can infer many things—time, space, labor, the artist’s history, home and more. Submissions are encouraged of are artworks that introduce the jury to new ways of understanding and interacting with the world around us. In Materia Prima, the medium is the message and works in any medium will be considered for this exhibition. Materia Prima will be on display in the Main Gallery at Sulfur Studios from July 7th – August 12th, 2023. This call is open to all artists in the Southeastern Region of the United States, this includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

This call has a $35 application fee for three images. ARTS Southeast Supporters pay only $25.

The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
Upperville, VA
Deadline: May 31, 2023

The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense.  This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at OSGF, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. Eligible applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2024. We will consider individuals with a proven track-record of professionalism, but who are yet under-recognized, as early-career.

On::View Artist in Residency : Fall 2023 Session
Savannah, GA
Deadline: June 1, 2023

The ON::VIEW Artist Residency at Sulfur Studios provides a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a new project, to continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The studio’s large windows look out onto Bull Street, the district’s main thoroughfare, allowing the artists’ work to be on view to the community at all times. Sulfur Studios’ visitors and passersby on the sidewalk witness the artists’ process as it unfolds in real time, seeing all the steps involved from concept to final execution. Community events like workshops, performances, public art projects and artist talks, offer creative ways to interact with the public. The ON::View Residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media.

This call has a $50 application fee.

Spring 2023 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
International and Online
Deadline: June 22, 2023

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly $1,800.00 grants. The grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation. Two $1,800.00 grants are awarded each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, six honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on the Innovate Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, US + International, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted.

This call has a $35-$50 application fee.

Loghaven Artist Residency 2024-2025
Knoxville, Tennessee
Deadline: July 15, 2023. Applications are currently closed and will open on June 1, 2023.

Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency.  Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than 120 miles away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment.

This call has a $20 application fee.

Full-Time Faculty Positions at UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art
Athens, GA
Deadline: Anticipated Start Date of August 1, 2023

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia is currently seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in graphic/visual communication design who will teach and coordinate a variety of pre-professional student development initiatives, including a design studio. The Graphic Design program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art is a high-demand, selective undergraduate major within the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences. The ideal candidate is an established graphic design professional who can bring relevant industry knowledge and experience to the classroom. The Academic Professional position is a permanent, non-tenure track faculty rank eligible for promotion, with 12-month appointment and anticipated start date of August 2023. Additional positions at the Lamar Dodd School of Art can be found in detail on the UGA website.

The Verdant Fund
Deadline: August 31, 2023

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and spend the day a world away!

An expansion of the Warhol Foundation’s Regional Re-granting program, the Verdant Fund supports creative practice born of and within Alabama. The fund’s goal is to reach a broad range of artists across all geographic areas of the state. Verdant Fund hopes to extend immediate relief to artists, aid in artist retention in the state, and deepen the network among people in creative practice. The Verdant fund will award grants of up to $7,000, to disperse a total of $60,000 per year. This grant is for non-traditional public-facing projects that take place in the state of Alabama, and support visual artists in the State. Verdant Fund supports individual artists, artist-curators, collectives, or collaboratives, so long as the lead artist resides in the State. 

Call for Teaching Artists for Summer Camps 2023 at Space One Eleven
Birmingham, Alabama
Deadline: Rolling

Space One Eleven is offering paid teaching positions to artists with previous teaching experience for its 2023 summer art camps. Summer art camps are for (rising) 2nd through 12th graders and meet for 1 or 2 week sessions from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday beginning June 5th and ending July 28th, 2023. Payment for teaching is $750-$875 per week. Each camp is limited to between 10 and 15 students.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Deadline: Rolling

Artists and artist-journalist teams can apply for grants to support topical work. Those with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also eligible. Grants range from $500–$5,000 per project.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling

These monthly grants range from $500–$3,000, with the average amount being $1,700. Visual and performing artists whose work has a contemporary, experimental nature and who have a US Tax ID Number can apply.

Nancy Norton Tomasko Scholarship
Deadline: Rolling

The Nancy Norton Tomasko Scholarship fund is dedicated to providing financial support for individuals wishing to learn more about the book arts. The Center will award scholarships covering the full tuition and materials for one course per individual. Awardees are selected based on financial need and proof of having satisfied the prerequisites for the desired course. Please fill out and submit the following form at least three weeks before the start date of the workshop to be considered for financial assistance.

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