Call for Artists: January 2023

By January 05, 2023
VantaBlack, “To What Lengths,” 2022. Photograph by Daniel Bock and courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. VantaBlack was a featured artist for the 2022 Art on the Plaza series at MOCA NoMi.

COSO 2023 Biennial: Call for Art
Raleigh, North Carolina
Deadline: January 6, 2023

VAE is looking for submissions of 2D, 3D, video, and installation art for the COSO 2023 Biennial. COSO’s goal is to explore what artists and makers in the regional South are currently thinking, discussing, and making work about. VAE firmly believes that art and exhibitions have the power to create social change, and COSO is an extension of our core values, vision, and mission to produce, fund, and exhibit socially-engaged art through community collaboration. The words “contemporary” or “south” do not refer to any particular aesthetic or subject matter. To be considered, artists must be currently working in one of the following 11 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.

2023 Open Call: Art on The Plaza at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Miami, Florida
Deadline: January 8, 2023

The Carson McCullers Literary Festival returns to Columbus State University February 17 - 18

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida artists for a commission opportunity as part of the 2023 Art on the Plaza initiative. This year, MOCA NoMi is offering the opportunity for local artists to submit their work through an open call for Art on the Plaza 2023. They are requesting qualifications and concept proposals from professional artists in an effort to promote temporary installations on our public plaza and inspire our community and museum visitors. Interested artists are invited to make concept proposals for temporary public art installations spanning three to four months in duration, with projects opening in March 2023. Each selected artist can be awarded up to $13,000.

Studios at MASS MoCA Residency
North Adams, Massachusetts
Deadline: January 8, 2023

MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from two to four weeks in length. Residents (10 per session) will receive a private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, housing, a variety of professional development opportunities, and more. The subsidized, standard residency fee is $650/week. However, every applicant in the pool may opt to be considered for a full-ride fellowship or need-based financial aid to lower this fee even more.

Atlanta Contemporary: Nexus Fund
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: January 8, 2023

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Atlanta Contemporary is pleased to announce the third and final installment of the Nexus Fund. Beginning in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nexus Fund provides cash grants to both individual artists and artist-run projects existing within the Metro Atlanta area. Generously funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the Nexus Fund has already distributed $120,000 to Atlanta artists and this third installment will raise that amount to $180,000. The Nexus Fund is composed of two arms: the Emergency Relief fund, and the Regional Regranting Program. The Emergency Relief fund, in this installment, provide $500 cash grants to 20 individual artists who have experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Regional Regranting Program will distribute $5,000 cash grants to 10 artist-run projects engaging with and benefitting Atlanta communities.

Loop Art Critique Call for Artists
Deadline: January 9, 2023

Loop Art Critique is an art project and residency that investigates the formulaic history of western studio art education and the current arts ecosystem. This platform aims to unite digital artists from diverse backgrounds, including different educational backgrounds, nationalities, races, genders, and life experiences. The focus is solely on the artwork, and all accepted artists will have the opportunity to provide and receive constructive feedback and criticism, which is often missing in the online art world. The virtual residency will occur over two months, with one month dedicated to critiques and the other month allocated for exhibition preparation and reception. LAC is a project designed by Ariel Baron-Robbins to help digital artists receive feedback, sponsored by MUD Foundation INC and Next Reality Digital LLC.

This call has a $15 application fee.

The Hambidge Center Residency: Summer 2023
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Hambidge Center is situated on 600 forested acres in the mountains of north Georgia and offers miles of nature trails, meadows, waterfalls, a swimming hole and an abundance of wildflowers. The oldest residency program in the Southeast, Hambidge provides a self-directed program that honors the creative process and trusts individuals to know what they need to cultivate their talent, whether it’s to work and produce, to think, to experiment or to rejuvenate. Residents’ time is their own; there are no workshops, critiques, nor required activities. Each resident is given their own private studio which provides work and living space with a bathroom and full kitchen. The studios are designed to protect the time, space and solitude that allows residents to focus on their work.

This call has a $30 application fee.

Mt. San Angelo Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: January 15, 2023

VCCA Fellows are selected by peer review on the basis of professional achievement or promise of achievement in their respective fields. Separate review panels are created for each category (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting/screenwriting, children’s literature, performance, film/video, book arts, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, music composition, etc.). Panelists undergo periodic review and rotate regularly to ensure VCCA admission decisions are guided by high caliber artists who represent a diversity of styles and tastes. There is a $30 application fee for this call.

Atlantic Center for the Arts Mentoring Artist-in-Residence Program | Forums for Storytelling
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Deadline: January 15, 2023

Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world. The three-week Residency Program brings together three “Mentoring Artists” from different disciplines, such as the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, film/video, and multimedia), architecture, music (composition and performance), literature, choreography, dance, performance art, and theater. Each Mentoring Artist determines the requirements and basic structure of their residency, and through an online application process, they each may select up to eight “Associate Artists” to participate in the three-week program. This ACA residency with visual artist Alteronce Gumby, performance maker Okwui Okpokwasili, and writer/curator Larry Ossei-Mensah will be an experience designed to unfurl the power of overlapping ideas, abstraction, the body, and materiality as forums for contemporary storytelling. This three-week residency will feature dedicated time with each mentor and group sessions organized for the collective to build camraderie, learn, and listen to each other.

2023 Gottlieb Individual Support Grant
Deadline: January 18, 2023

The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artists experiencing financial need. Twenty grants are awarded each year, with last year the Foundation awarding grants of $25,000 each to twenty artists. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.

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.

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.

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.

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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