Call for Artists: January 2024

By January 01, 2024
VAE Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photograph courtesy of VAE Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina.

School of The Alternative Faculty 2024 Residency
Deadline: January 12, 2024
Black Mountain, North Carolina


School of the Alternative supports a collectively built and self-directed approach to learning which gives opportunity for all participants to learn and teach, where faculty and staff attend classes, and students teach pop-up classes. SotA is not only creating space for radical, communal learning, we are hosting a community that aims to be equitable and safe(r) for those most marginalized in institutional learning spaces. Faculty applications for the Spring 2024 session are now open and offer a 2-week session for accepted students. Faculty will choose which week they are applying to attend on their application. This year SotA are only offering week-long classes, but if you would like to attend as a student for the week you are not teaching, it is greatly welcomed.

Open Call for Contemporary Muslim Art of North Carolina
Deadline: January 13, 2024
Raleigh, North Carolina

From February to April 2024, VAE Raleigh will be exhibiting the work of contemporary Muslim artists in an exhibition that will center, support, and uplift Muslim artists in the Triangle and the larger South. Through VAE’s open source and collaborative working model we seek to create an exhibition that not only brings awareness to the historical circumstances related to Muslim identity, but also celebrates the rich and diverse identities of Muslim people. The call for art is open to any living artist based in North Carolina who identifies with the theme of Muslim Art. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two- and three-dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 5 years.


The Hambidge Center 2024 Summer Residency
Deadline: January 15, 2024
Rabun Gap, Georgia

Open now for Summer 2024 residencies running from June through August 2024, the Hambidge Center provides a creative residency program that empowers talented individuals—from all over the country and the world—to experiment, develop, and produce their work. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space available to visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, ceramicists, scientists, chefs, and arts administrators. The residency fee is $250 per week and Hambidge offers several merit-based Distinguished Fellowships which remove the fees for a two-week residency and provide a $700 stipend. Available Distinguished Fellowships vary from session to session and are listed in each session’s application. Unless otherwise noted, they are reserved for first-time residents. Applications for residency are judged primarily on the quality of submitted work samples and professional promise.

Mt. San Angelo Fall 2024 Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: January 15, 2024

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.

ARTPAPERS Spring 2024 Editorial and Organizational Internship
Deadline: January 15, 2024

Art Papers is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2024 internship program, which is designed to offer undergraduate and graduate students real-world experience in nonprofit management, program development, and publishing. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a high-visibility nonprofit arts organization while accruing skills that can be applied in a multitude of fields going forward. Please note that the internship is unpaid and applicants must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

2024 Gottlieb Individual Support Grant
Deadline: January 17, 2024

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.

Hodges Taylor Open Call for Projects
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: January 28, 2024

Hodges Taylor, a project-based consulting firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, is excited to announce a unique opportunity within their gallery space. They are hosting an open call for projects and seeking creative proposals to share their space for up to a six-week period in 2024. This opportunity is open to creatives from any discipline—artists, curators, architects, galleries, art consultants, designers, cultural institutions, universities, and other cultural producers wishing to utilize a shared space in the South End neighborhood, centrally located in a bustling neighborhood with light rail access just a block away.  Local and out-of-state organizers are welcomed to apply. The call for projects extends to a variety of creative proposals including but is not limited to, exhibitions, public programs, private work or studio spaces, workshops, and pop up initiatives.

South Arts In These Mountains Infrastructure Grant
American South
Deadline: January 31, 2024

South Arts offers two opportunities with deadlines at the end of the month. The In These Mountains Infrastructure Grant supports organizations that promote sharing, teaching, learning, preserving, documenting, and supporting the continuity of the folk arts and traditional culture of Central Appalachia. Applicants must be not-for-profit organizations located in Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Southern Circuit is a filmmaker touring program accepting film submissions to tour and screen across South Arts’ nine-state region for approximately two weeks. Filmmakers who submit a film should be willing to travel across South Arts’ nine-state region for approximately two weeks and participate in screenings, Q&As, and other educational engagements. Touring filmmakers are provided honorarium for each screening and a travel stipend intended to cover tour expenses. Each season, Screening Partners select films and filmmakers to tour from a curated shortlist of submitted and invited films. Films are evaluated for consideration based on the subject matter and themes, potential programming or partnerships, and the film’s relationship to the South.

2024 MacDowell Fellowship
MacDowell, New Hampshire
Deadline: February 10, 2024

MacDowell is currently accepting applications for the Fall Winter 2024-2025 residency season (September 1, 2024-February 28, 2025). 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.

University of South Florida – College of the Arts Positions
Tampa, Florida
Deadline: February 18, 2024-March 15, 2024

The School of Art & Art History at the University for South Florida invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions: Assistant/Associate Professor in Animation and Assistant Professor in Data Visualization. Applications are also open for the Director of the School of Art & Art History.

Azule Artist Residency Mountain Retreat
Deadline: Rolling
Hot Springs, North Carolina

As an emerging community-based organization, Azule has developed a residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Located on 35 rural acres in Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Azule’s facility is the result of decades of work by local craftsmen, using predominantly locally harvested or reused materials and constructed with traditional techniques. Artists must be 18 years old or older to apply, with international applicants eligible to participate in the residency.

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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