Call for Artists: January 2022

By December 20, 2021
a photo of a mother kneeling next to a small child with a huge grin on their face. the color of the image has been altered so that their skin is hot pink and their clothes a vibrant green
VAE Raleigh seeks mixed media submissions to be included in an exhibition focused on African American folktales and family storytelling. Image Courtesy of Celeste and Sheldon Cuffie.

B22: Wiregrass Biennial
U.S. South
Deadline: January 3, 2022

The Wiregrass Biennial is a juried exhibition open to all artists living and working in the South over 18 years of age. The museum is seeking innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media. Additionally, it encourages large works, installations, and new media, and will also consider performance-based work in conjunction with the exhibition opening. There is no fee to submit work to B22: Wiregrass Biennial. Full details and application link can be found on the website.


Fourth LaGrange Southeast Regional 2022
U.S. South
Deadline: January 6, 2022

The Fourth LaGrange Southeast Regional is a juried competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age. All work must be original and completed within the last two years. The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility. The LaGrange Southeast Regional provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange who has provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections. Purchase Awards will be made, and the Juror will present Merit Awards to a limited number of works. For more information, please visit the website. This call has an entry fee of $40.


South Arts: Southern Prize and State Fellowships
U.S. South
Deadline to submit fee-waiver request: January 7, 2022
Deadline: January 10, 2022

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South Arts is committed to practices and funding that create greater cultural equity, represent the diversity of our region, are inclusive of diverse voices and artistic expression, and are accessible to everyone. The group of nine State Fellows will be selected through a two-tiered selection process by a national jury. A second national jury will select the Southern Prize Winner and Finalist. Jurors will make their selections based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region. This program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future. For eligibility information, requirements, and guidelines, please visit the website. This call has a waivable entry fee of $25.


VAE Raleigh- Black Folktales and Storytelling
International
Deadline: January 10, 2022

In support of VAE’s inaugural Collaborative Curatorial Fellowship, we are seeking mixed media submissions to be included in an exhibition focused on African American folktales and family storytelling. Ranging from the well known story of Anansi the Spider, to the more personal tale from an uncle, we aim to highlight what are often oral histories in a visual format. We are seeking submissions by artists using any medium; including but not limited too: photography, painting, drawing, fibers, etc. Please visit the website for more information.

We will not exhibit or financially support work that co-opts the story of a community without representation from that community acting in a decision making role.


Right of Return Fellowship
U.S. and territories
Deadline: January 14, 2022

Formerly incarcerated artists working in all creative disciplines can apply for this fellowship to support a project aimed at reforming the criminal justice system. Six fellows will each be awarded $20,000.


2022 Gottlieb Individual Support Grants
U.S. and territories
Deadline: January 14, 2022

The Gottlieb Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated at least two decades to pursuing their art as a serious, committed endeavor. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the foundation. Twenty grants will be awarded this year. Last year, the foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to twenty artists. To learn more and apply, visit gottliebfoundation.org.


Sculpture Space 2023 Artist Residency Program
International
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Located in a historic industrial manufacturing facility in Utica, New York, this sculpture-centric program provides twenty artists a year with free housing, private studio space, and a stipend. This program is open to applications from sculptors who work in all mediums and sizes. We seek applicants whose experiences will broaden diversity in the field, including those who have a personal history of overcoming adversity or are first-generation college or graduate-school attendees. This is a blind review; acceptance is based solely on the quality of work reviewed and the creativity of proposals. This call has an entry fee of $35.


Center for Book Arts Curatorial Proposal for Main Gallery Exhibitions
U.S. and territories
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Curators and artists are invited to submit Main Gallery exhibition proposals at The Center for Book Arts. They are seeking proposals that elaborate, challenge, and contribute to the artistic, theoretical, historical, and contemporary aspects of Book Arts. The selected curatorial projects will be given access to the Center’s resources such as the archive and collection artworks, as well as administrative support during the curation process. In addition, the curator will be awarded a $3,000 honorarium; an honoraria budget to divide amongst participating artists and program speakers; and a budget for production, including an exhibition catalog.


Roswell Arts Fund – ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour
Georgia
Deadline: January 17, 2022

The ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour is hosting an open call for sculptors who want to exhibit their monumental works with the art enthusiasts of Roswell. Submissions to this call are free to the artist and offer a $3,000 stipend to those whose works are selected for the program. Pieces can also be made available to the public for purchase at the artist’s request. The theme for this iteration of ArtAround is “Tradition” and looks to celebrate the history of the area, the program, and the importance of the arts as part of our collective heritage. Applications are due January 17, 2022 at the link below. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) Artwork Commissions
U.S. and territories
Deadline: January 19, 2022

For all new or renovated State-owned buildings, a percentage of the construction budget is set aside for public art. Independent artists and artist lead teams apply for a project through an open Call to Artists and are selected by an artist selection committee. The Maryland State Art council manages the process from artist selection, through design, fabrication, and installation and the work becomes part of the State public art collection. The state of Maryland is requesting qualifications from artists to create site-specific works at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Bowie State University, a historically Black college in Bowie, Maryland. Project budgets are $250,000 and $515,000, respectively.


Frankenhaler Climate Art Awards
U.S. and territories
Deadline: January 20, 2022

Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation will award $15,000 each to three visual artists whose work addresses the climate crisis and who are enrolled in or recent graduates of MFA programs in the US.


2022 Forge Fellowship
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Deadline: January 21, 2022

Applications are open for this funded fellowship program for Indigenous artists, scholars, organizers, cultural workers, researchers, and educators. Six individuals will each receive $25,000 and more.


Roswell Arts Fund – Artists Marketplace
Georgia
Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Roswell Arts Fund Artists Marketplace calls for local artists and artisans to sell their handmade products and services online through the RAF website! The marketplace will feature goods (artwork, artisanal goods, crafts, etc) and services (lessons, photo shoots, tutorials, etc) from all areas of the creative economy. Creatives who live and work within 30 miles of Roswell, GA are invited and encouraged to apply. Program applications are free, offering an opportunity for the local creative economy to flourish. Details and applications are at the link below, please email any questions or concerns to [email protected]


Day & Night Projects: Call for Proposals
Georgia
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Attention artists, curators, collaborators, creatives: Day & Night Projects want to share your work with our community! Send us your most far-out, rigorous, experimental proposals. How can you transform our space? What’s a crazy idea that your current gallery won’t show? What’s the art world missing?

Day & Night Co-Directors Margaret Hiden, William Downs, and Steven L. Anderson will choose finalists to fill out our programming in 2022-23. This call has an entry fee of $20.


Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grants
International
Deadline: February 1, 2022

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $50,000, $20,000, $10,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging to mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. This call has an entry fee of $5.


Wave Farm 2022 Residencies
International
Deadline: February 1, 2022

Artists working as duos can propose visual and sonic projects within the Transmission Arts genre for this 10-day residency, which involves broadcasting on a community radio station in the Hudson Valley.


Locust Projects 2022 Open Call
International
Deadline: February 5, 2022

Artists anywhere in the world can apply to create ambitious, large-scale new work for a solo exhibition in Miami. The opportunity comes with a production budget of $3,500, housing, and more. For more information, visit the website.


Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
U.S. and territories
Deadline: February 7, 2022

Students enrolled in undergraduate programs in the US can submit up to three original artworks created within the last year for the chance to be featured in an upcoming exhibition at AKMA. This call has an entry fee of $10.


MacDowell Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 Fellowships
International
Deadline: February 10, 2022

Artists can submit applications in the disciplines of architecture, film/video, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Financial assistance programs are available. This call has an application fee of $30.


LUSH: A Juried Planter and Vase Exhibition
U.S. South
Deadline: February 11, 2022

Westobou is now accepting submissions for LUSH, a juried planter & vase exhibition. This exhibition is meant to explore how sculpture and flora intersect, asking the artists to imagine a fantasy ecosystem that not only houses the organic element, but commemorates the beauty and history of it through composition, proximity, and relationship. All ceramic and mixed material artworks, functional and sculptural, are eligible if they can house a live plant and exist in a greenhouse for the duration of the exhibition. We will consider form, concept, and function. We are looking for planters of any kind that push the aesthetic boundaries of the typical planter or vase form. With Westobou’s support, juror’s Sydney Ewerth and Paul Maloney will curate an exhibition of planters to be displayed in a greenhouse at Bedford Greenhouses in Augusta, Georgia. Bedford Greenhouses will supply the flora that best pairs with each piece accepted into the exhibition.


Center for Craft 2021 Curatorial Fellowship
U.S. and territories
Deadline: February 14, 2022

As part of a yearlong program for emerging craft curators, three fellows will each receive $5,000 to develop and mount an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2023. Fellows will work closely with the Center for Craft program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, as well as lead a curatorial talk for a Center for Craft program. This call has an entry fee of $5.


2022 Witt Residency
International
Deadline: February 20, 2022

This residency at the University of Michigan comes with an honorarium of $20,000 in addition to housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 of funding support for project materials.


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.


ARTNOIR Jar of Love Fund
Deadline: Rolling

The Jar of Love Fund is a microgrant initiative intended to provide relief for artists, curators, and cultural workers of color, launched in response to these unprecedented times of uncertainty and unrest and the subsequent adverse impact on our community. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as more funds become available.


Georgia Museum of Art: Graphic Eloquence: American Modernism on Paper on view through September 4
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Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling

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.


South Arts Express Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Expedited awards of up to $2,000 for rural communities to present Southern artists, including filmmakers, performing artists, writers/poets, and visual artists.

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