Call For Artists:

July 2020

Artist Bethany Collins in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte. Applications for the center’s artist-in-residence program are due by July 30.

Frieze Impact Prize

Georgia Museum of Art

Deadline: July 3, 2020

This prize recognizes artists’ role in the movement to end mass incarceration in the US. $25,000 will go to an artist for an existing work of art that can contribute to the movement to end mass incarceration. 


Stoveworks Open Call for Teachable Moment(s)

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Deadline: July 15, 2020

Stove Works invites proposals, of up to 300 words with 10 supporting or related images/videos/reference links/documents/etc, to develop new work or that contextualizes existing projects for Teachable Moment(s), a group exhibition opening in Stove Works’ 5,000 square-foot main gallery on December 18, 2020 and running through February 7, 2021.


Sculpture Commission for Beltline Plaza on Greenwood

Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: July 15, 2020

Laura Adams and Andrew Feiler, along with Atlanta City Council Representative Jennifer Ide, invite you to submit a proposal for a sculpture to be placed permanently in the plaza where Greenwood Avenue meets the Beltline in Atlanta’s Virginia Highland neighborhood. Find more details here.


Atlanta Photography Group: Call for Entries

Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: July 23, 2020

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for our annual Airport Show. Juror Amy Miller will select thirty photographs to exhibit in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport.


Atlanta Celebrates Photography: 5th Annual Picturing Justice with Atlanta Legal Aid

Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: July 26, 2020

Atlanta Celebrates Photography is seeking exceptional photography (fine art, documentary or photojournalistic work) that bring to mind the importance of legal advocacy work in the areas of social justice as they may pertain to housing insecurity, health care and medical advocacy, caretaker rights and struggles, adoption, aging, family issues (disability, domestic violence, autism), etc.

ACP will also consider projects that show how current situations (the pandemic, the plight of essential workers, rising unemployment, social unrest, etc) may exacerbate the issues listed above.


McColl Center Artist-in-Residence

Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: July 30, 2020

This artist-in-residence program is open to visual, film, new media, and interdisciplinary artists who are interested in the healthcare system as both site and subject for their work. Artists work in a medical setting in order to explore how the arts can extend or enhance healthcare and healing.


1708 Gallery’s InLight Richmond

Richmond, Virginia
Deadline: July 31, 2020

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce that its 13th annual InLight Richmond will take place from November 12th – 16th, 2020 at sites across Richmond and will address the paired themes of Safety and Accountability.

InLight is a public exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks—multimedia and interactive projects, video, projection, sculpture, installation, performance, community-based work, digital and virtual projects—and has historically taken place in a singular location each November. Past sites include Chimborazo Park, the streets, facades and alleyways of the downtown Arts District and the sculpture garden and grounds of the VMFA.

In response to COVID-19, InLight’s multi-site platform will allow for socially distanced and virtual viewing. Further inspired by the ongoing community dialogues surrounding the unjust and inequitable treatment of Black lives and by Richmond’s coming together in support and aid during these crises, this year is focused on Safety and Accountability.

1708 invites artists, community groups, and stewards of spaces in Richmond to propose projects that can illuminate issues of Safety and Accountability. We seek proposals that respond to what these key terms mean spatially, historically, socially, and politically. We invite proposals that demonstrate profound consideration for designated sites and their communities.


PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

Deadline: August 1, 2020

This $15,000 grant recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. The project must be an unpublished work-in-progress with oral history as a significant component.


Westobou SEEDS Exhibition

Augusta, Georgia
Deadline: August 2, 2020

Westobou Gallery presents SEEDS, an annual juried exhibition of small works priced at an affordable $300 or less. The show features a variety of local and regional artists working with various mediums and a variety of styles. This year’s SEEDS exhibition will be juried by Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Director of the Tipton and Slocumb Galleries at East Tennessee State University.


National Park Arts Foundation Residency

Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania
Deadline: August 6, 2020

Artists, including those who are veterans, can apply to this one-month program, open to any artistic media. The residency comes with a stipend of $1,000.


Studio Residency at MASS MoCA

North Adams, Massachusetts
Deadline: August 8, 2020

Artists can apply for MASS MoCA‘s residency that comes with studio space on the museum’s campus, housing across in newly renovated apartments, as well as need-based financial aid. Apply here.


Oak Spring Garden Foundation Residency

Upperville, Virginia
Deadline: August 12, 2020

This five-week interdisciplinary residency is designed to support artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens and landscapes. Residents have access to a 700-acre landscape, a Biocultural Conservation Farm, a formal garden, and a library of art.


Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.


Southern Cultures Call for Papers: Built/Unbuilt

Guest Edited by Burak Erdim
NC State University College of Design
Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020

Southern Cultures encourages submissions from scholars, writers, and artists for Built/Unbuilt, to be published Summer 2021. Imagined and built landscapes in the South are expressions of, and exert influences on, the region’s diverse peoples, cultures, politics, and economies. This call for submissions comes at a critical time when prevailing modes of cultural and political expression are in question, and when prominent features of our built environment are rejected, removed, and reimagined. We seek work that examines the constructed spaces of the American South—from planning to design to manufacture—and the impacts of those spaces on individuals, communities, and cultures.

Submissions can explore any topic or theme related to the built environment, and we welcome explorations of the region in the forms Southern Cultures publishes: scholarly articles, memoirs, interviews, surveys, photo essays, and shorter feature essays. We hope that submitters will interpret the idea of the issue’s theme broadly.


Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

NYFA and the Rasuchenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.


Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.


Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

Deadline: rolling basis

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.


Rhizome Microgrant Program

Deadline: rolling basis

The microgrant program awards $500–$1,500 to proposals with a compelling vision for net art, which considers political radicalization and the internet.


For more opportunities and resources, please visit this list compiled by Creative Capital.