Call For Artists:

August 2019

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Archivo de Culturas Subterráneas, Underland (2019). Installation view of La Postal at the Terremoto offices in Mexico City. Photo by Valentina Jiménez. Terremoto is accepting entries for the new edition of La Postal until September 1.

Creative Time Call for Proposals

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

Creative Time is accepting proposals from artists, activists, and organizers to be  a part of the programming at their tenth anniversary Summit happening in mid November. Selected participants will receive an honorarium.

Location: New York, New York
Deadline: August 5

Frieze Writer’s Prize 2019

The annual Frieze Writer’s Prize recognizes emerging writers dedicated to new, imaginative writing about art and culture. The winner of the prize is commissioned to write a review for Frieze and awarded £2,000.

Location: Nationwide
Deadline: August 5

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

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.

Deadline: rolling

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

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.

Deadline: rolling

Oak Spring Gardens Foundation 
The Oak Spring Gardens Foundation 2020 Artist Awards aims to support outstanding emerging visual and literary artists working in an area related to plants, gardens, landscapes, and place.
Location: Upperville, VA 
Deadline: August 11

Stormé DeLarverie Writing Residency
This six-to-seven-day residency is for poetry or prose writers from underrepresented groups. Applicants should identify as member of an underrepresented group (writers of color, both American and international, including Native peoples, as well as disabled people and those who identify as LGBTQ+).
Location: Louisville, KY / Boone, NC
DeadlineAugust 31

La Postal / Terremoto

Terremoto invites those making contemporary art on the American continent to submit proposals for archival exhibition projects that are research-based and linked to the idea of archiving and/or to an institutional, independent or personal archive. 
There is a stipend for travel and installation, and the exhibition will remain on view for seven weeks. The full guidelines are here. (Spanish and English.)

Location: Mexico City, MX

Deadline: September 1

Fine Contemporary Craft

Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter Fine Contemporary Craft, a biennial national juried exhibition. Work will be juried by Mia Hall, Executive Director of Penland School of Craft. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Entries will also be juried for cash prizes. There is a submission fee of 35$ for non members, 25$ for members. For more information go here.

Location: Raleigh, NC

Deadline: September 23

York County Arts Regional Artist Grants

Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment. Applicants must be a permanent resident of the region (e.g., have resided for a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the deadline) of one the following counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, or York, South Carolina. For more information, go here.

Location: South Carolina

Deadline: October 1

1858 Prize

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.

Location: Regional

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

Deadline: October 1

Nashville Fairgrounds

 Metro Nashville Arts Commission is issuing a national Call to Artists for an artist to design, fabricate and install an iconic, permanent public artwork for The Fairgrounds Nashville (TFN). The Fairgrounds site is a historic, vibrant local landmark located in a thriving and diverse neighborhood. With a total artwork budget of $650,000, the project creates an opportunity to reflect the city’s hospitable charm and celebrate the diverse community that resides within it. It is important that the project represent not only the new Major League Soccer (MLS) venue, but also the current and future on-site functions such as the Flea Market, Speedway, State Fair, Expo Events and other regularly occurring events.

Location: Nashville, TN

Deadline: August 23

Atlanta Photography Group

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for Alan Avery Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by Alan Avery, owner and curator of Alan Avery Art Company, the oldest sustained art gallery in Atlanta, which represents works by exciting and technically proficient emerging, mid-career, and internationally established career artists.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Deadline: August 26

Find more upcoming artist opportunities in these compilations published by Creative Capital and BOMB.

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