Call for Artists: August 2023

By August 01, 2023
Jessica Ingram, Still from Road Through Midnight Series, 2020. Ingram was a 2022 Current Art Fund Recipient.

Call to Artists for Skyway 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration
Tampa, Florida
Deadline: August 4, 2023

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

Skyway 2024: A Contemporary Collaboration is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region, as it is a collaboration between five institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Working together, curators from each institution offer context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Artworks and projects in the final exhibition will be selected from an open call by the museum curators and the guest juror Evan Garza, a curator, writer, and scholar whose practice expands exhibition and collection diversification with a focus on women and LGBTQ+ artists, as well as artists from historically marginalized communities. Artists working in diverse media and disciplines, including socially engaged art and participatory projects, are encouraged to submit original artworks and project proposals. Submissions can include, but are not limited to, work on paper, painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, sound, research-based art, and site-specific installations. Only original works of art completed after December 2020 are eligible for submission.  

Green Space Miami Open Call 2023
Miami, Florida
Deadline: August 6, 2023

The rate of Miami’s growth is unprecedented, while that brings with it increased opportunity, the cost of living has made it impossible for most artists to live and work in the city. Green Space Miami has commissioned the artist Arsimmer McCoy to write a prompt on this theme. The concept of DISplace is that Miami is a city of displaced people, and when homes and the public spaces where communities have gathered for generations are at risk, DISplace takes on a new meaning. The prompt also encompasses THIS place, welcoming submissions that celebrate the communities created by those seeking, and finding, safe haven here, preserving and evolving and thriving in this place called Miami. Green Space Miami’s Open Call is open to professional artists living and working in Miami-Dade County. If you are temporarily based elsewhere, please provide further details in your proposal or artist biography. Awardees of previous open calls are eligible to apply again after 2 years. Ten works will be selected by the Green Space Initiative committee, and a one-time, unrestricted award of $5,000 each will be made to 10 visual artists in recognition of artworks selected by the committee.

Call for Entries: “Off the Wall” ARTS Southeast Supporter Exhibition
Savannah, Georgia
Deadline: August 19, 2023

ARTS Southeast is pleased to announce the call for entries relating to Off the Wall, a holiday Supporter Exhibition, featuring an eclectic mix of affordable, giftable small works of art in all media. Off the Wall is the perfect chance for artists’ small works to find a home. Unique to this exhibition, all sold works can be taken off the wall at the time of purchase, making it easy to give the gift of art this holiday season. Off the Wall promises to be a fun, salon-style finale to the first year of the dedicated Supporter Gallery. The call for entries is open to all current ARTS Southeast Supporters and the exhibition will be on display in the Supporter Gallery at Sulfur Studios from September 22, 2023 – January 13, 2024.

2023 Current Art Fund & Project-Based Grants
Deadline: August 31, 2023

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

The Current Art Fund granting program is organized and administered by Tri-Star Arts as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Current Art Fund seeks to support visual artists and artist collectives in creating independent, non-traditional, public-facing projects that contribute to the rich dialogue within contemporary visual art scenes across the state of Tennessee. The 2023 granting cycle will offer project-based grants to fund artists’ innovative contributions to the visual arts conversation in Tennessee. The Current Art Fund will distribute grants of $7,500 each to 9 Tennessee-based contemporary visual artists and artist collectives, selected by a 4 person jury panel, to use towards the realization of a dynamic and accessible project. Awarding grants to artists living throughout the breadth of Tennessee will be a high priority in the jurors’ selection process. Applicants may submit projects featuring 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D work (or a combination).

The Verdant Fund
Deadline: August 31, 2023

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. 

The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
National & Online
Deadline: August 31, 2023

The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions. Judged this year by Micki Meng, the Beauchamp Prize will consider submissions of work that have been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews, and scholarly essays. There will be one first place prize of $3,000 dollars, and two runners up, awarded $1,000 each. The winning essay will be featured in GC’s printed journal, and the two runners-up will be considered for publication.

Summer 2023 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
International and Online
Deadline: September 14, 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.

Open Exhibition Call for Artists for Rescue: Waste and Redemption
Athens, Georgia
Deadline: September 20, 2023

The Lyndon House Arts Center announces a call for artworks for the exhibition titled Rescue: Waste and Redemption with a deadline of September 20, 2023. Lyndon House Arts Center and guest curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz seeks artists who transform industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects, creating artworks that save materials from the landfill or rescue raw materials from the fate of becoming environmental pollutants. We encourage artists whose practice involves the use of environmentally conscious processes and materials—including but not limited to fabric art, jewelry, woodworking, metalworks, installation or multi-media constructions—to apply for the exhibition titled Rescue: Waste and Redemption, to be on view April 6 to June 1, 2024. There is no entry fee to apply and artists selected for exhibition are responsible for all shipping/transportation.

Project 514 415
National & Online
Deadline: November 30, 2023

Project 514 415 invites all artists and writers (professional or amateur) to be inspired to share their endometriosis journey their way. We would love everyone who has endometriosis or has been impacted by endometriosis to take part in project 514 415, to share the highs, lows, triumphant, despondent, joyous, and daily life of endometriosis. All submissions will be showcased in an exhibition and published into a coffee table book, where the effects of living with endometriosis is the central theme. The aim of Project 514 415 is to humanize and raise awareness of the effects and impact that endometriosis has on sufferers, their families, futures, careers, friendships, medical care, mental health, dreams, studying, etc. All art and literature submissions exploring your endometriosis journey will be accepted, with selected Art & Literature pieces being selected for a gallery exhibition. Media can include but not limited to; acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, bronze, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fibre art, graphite, glass art, illustration, jewelry, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, sculpture, video, and watercolor. Literature can include poems and short stories limited to 5000 words.

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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