Call for Artists: February 2023

By February 01, 2023
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2022 MacDowell Fellow in film/video arts @ZacharyEpcar works at their residency desk in the MacDowell Wood Studio in November 2022. Photo by Zachary Epcar and courtesy of MacDowell.

IMMERSION 5.0: VR Creation Lab Call for Summer 2023
Wilmington, North Carolina
Deadline: February 1, 2023

Horst P. Horst: Essence of the times on view at SCAD FASH in Atlanta through April 16

The IMMERSION Lab is a combination of a virtual reality creation residency and an invitation for artists to engage the racial history of America within the context of a southern city: Wilmington, North Carolina. Bringing multiple meanings of immersion together, this residency is an opportunity to put critical thinking into practice through immersive media projects. Through this residency, artists will learn about Wilmington’s racial history and learn to see how it shapes the present, whilst becoming acquainted with the growing field of virtual reality (VR) and developing and executing an immersive media project. The program is seeking participants who have capacity to engage in an intensive production schedule, interest in developing skills and familiarity with immersive media and 360 video, and a desire to do anti-racist work within media production. Prior experience with 360° cameras and technology will not be required. Session participants will have access to 360° video capture cameras, training in how to use these cameras, as well as technical support during the filming and editing process. Please note that IMMERSION 5.0 has access to limited computer workstations, and participants should be prepared to work from their own laptop and hard drives if they have access to them. 

2023 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport
Nashville, Tennessee
Deadline: February 3, 2023

The Bonnaroo Works Fund, in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for four temporary public artwork Bonnaroo-themed displays at BNA®, in Nashville, Tenn. The displays, which will be suspended from the ceiling June 5, 2023 – April 7, 2024, encompass four skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $4,500 and two General Admission Weekend Passes and one Car Camping Pass to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 15 – 18, 2023. The core values of the Bonnaroo Works Fund are Community, Creativity, and Positive Influence. Bonnaroo Works Fund is a 501(c)(3) that champions organizations changing the world through social impact, human development, and community inspiration. Through the festival resources, the organization supports and collaborates with nonprofit partners benefiting the arts, education, sustainability, and social impact.

2023 MacDowell Fellowship
MacDowell, New Hampshire
Deadline: February 10, 2023

MacDowell is currently accepting applications for the Fall Winter 2023-2024 residency season (September 1, 2023-February 29, 2024). About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded Fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Need-based travel grants and stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply. MacDowell encourages artists to apply in any stage of their career, and from all backgrounds and countries, in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. MacDowell’s mission is to nurture the arts by offering talented individuals an inspiring residential environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

Hannah Ehrlich: clearing: a fertile exhale on view at Swan Coach House Gallery through March 23

This call has a $30 application fee.

Penland School of Craft Summer 2023 Workshops & Scholarships
Penland, North Carolina
Deadline: February 15, 2023

Penland School of Craft offers intensive craft workshops to serious makers of all skill levels and of various lengths throughout the year. Workshops are led by guest instructors who are leaders in their field. Penland is a national center for craft education located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Penland’s focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring, retreat setting have made it a model of experiential education. The school offers workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing and painting, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, wood, and other media. Penland sponsors artist residencies, a gallery and visitors center, and community education programs.

NXTHVN 2023-2024 Studio and Curatorial Fellowship
New Haven, Connecticut

Deadline: February 27, 2023

Each year NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program. The application is open until February 27, 2023. Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend, and subsidized housing. Selected from an international pool of applicants, fellows relocate to New Haven to participate in NXTHVN’s mentorship-driven curriculum which includes professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Selected fellows are also matched with a high school apprentice, for focused one-on-one mutual learning, which gives the next local generation a chance to grow and excel in creative fields. The fellowship year culminates with an annual group show at a prominent gallery space.

ART on THE MART Inaugural Digital Art Curator Call
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: March 6, 2023

ART on THE MART Foundation announces that applications are now open for a new guest digital art curator program. The selected curator will contribute to programming through commissioning new work and advising on the long-term curatorial strategy for ART on THE MART, the world’s largest digital art experience that transforms an iconic architectural
landmark into a 2.5-acre outdoor canvas along Chicago’s vibrant Riverwalk. The program is an 18-month position that will bring fresh perspectives to the platform, continue ART on THE MART’s mission to present cutting-edge digital art and expand curatorial opportunities in the field. The opportunity is made possible by the ART on THE MART Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The guest curator will receive an award of $40,000 USD. In addition, the ART on THE MART Foundation will provide a separate commissioning fee for artwork recommended by the guest curator and confirmed by ART on THE MART. Through the creation of this curatorial prize and the related investment in artists, ART on THE MART intends to actively contribute to cultural diversity through access to opportunities and by bringing new global perspectives to the platform.

Winter 2023: Innovate Artist Grants
International and Online
Deadline: March 23, 2023

Innovate 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. Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on our 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.

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

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.

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, Georgia
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.

Full-Time Faculty Positions at UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art
Athens, Georgia
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.

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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