Call For Artists:

March 2020

By March 03, 2020
Gif from AINT – BAD, a journal for contemporary photography, is seeking photographs and essays from those who live and make work in and about the south.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve Art of Nature 2020
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: March 14, 2020

Christian Siriano on view at SCAD FASH in Atlanta through October 9

The Art of Nature is an annual six-week outdoor art installation at The Blue Heron Nature Preserve. This year’s theme in Interconnected. The work must be an outdoor, site-specific installation that is integrated within the Preserve. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals. There is a submission fee of $10.00 for students and $25.00 for professional artists. An $800 stipend will be given to the chosen artist for the creation of their work.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
Roswell, New Mexico
Deadline: March 15, 2020

Year-long residence grants are offered to professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. A stipend of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. Grants are not available for performance art or production crafts.

CUE Art Foundation Open Call for Solo Exhibition and Curatorial Project Proposals
New York, New York
Deadline: March 18, 2020


CUE’s open calls aim to provide emerging and under-recognized artists and curators the necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery. Finalists are paired with a member of the selection panel, who works with them as a mentor throughout the process of planning and mounting the exhibition. CUE provides $5,000 for artists presenting solo exhibitions and $2,500 for curators organizing curatorial projects—in addition to mentorship, institutional guidance, a shipping budget, and an exhibition catalogue with a critical essay by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program.

COOP Writers Call
Nashville, Tennessee
Deadline: March 21, 2020

COOP is a non-profit arts collective based in Nashville seeking a female writer located in the Southeast for a year-long pilot satellite writing residency. Writers are not required to live in the metro-Nashville area, but will be asked to be in communication with artists showing in the gallery as well with collective members on a regular basis. Over the course of the year, they will be expected to prepare exhibition-ready texts that deeply engage with exhibiting artists and their work for publication materials, a year-end catalogue, and online platforms. A payment of $125 is offered per piece. To apply, a CV and two writing samples may be sent to [email protected]

AINT – BAD : Issue 15
American South
Deadline: April 1, 2020

Aint–Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. For issue fifteen, AINT BAD is seeking photographs and essays from those who live and make work in and about the south. Particularly, how is it being defined, re-defined, undefined and co-defined within the contemporary conceptions of the American South? Works created in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia are being accepted. Up to 20 photographs can be submitted for a $45 fee.

CAC Open Call: Make American What America Must Become
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 8, 2020

The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to invite contemporary visual artists living across the Gulf South to submit to this year’s open call for submissions. Artists who currently live and work in LA, TX, AL, MS, FL are eligible to apply. Eligible artists living in Louisiana are encouraged to apply. The exhibition will be on view at the CAC from July 18 until September 6, 2020. The deadline to submit work is April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST. 

Climate in Crisis Residencies at A Studio in the Woods
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: April 13, 2020

These residencies invite artists of all disciplines to examine the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision. Rising Residencies provide artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical thinking and creation of new works, including a $2,500 stipend and $2,000 materials budget.

The Photoville Fence
Deadline: April 14, 2020

The Photoville Fence is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America. Featuring over 85 photographers annually, the exhibition brings compelling visual stories into the public realm, and to a wide and diverse audience. Photographic series can be submitted to one of seven categories: Creatures, Food, Home, Nature, People, Play and Streets. There is a $35 fee per series.

Art on the BeltLine Open Call
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: April 24
, 2020

Art on the BeltLine has issued a call for artists for visual and performance art, sculpture, the residency program, and support positions. Visual artists, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians at every stage of their careers to apply for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. Potential project proposals could include but are not limited to: performance works of all kinds, such as street and traveling performers, parade, music, dance, theater, and performance art; utilization of fences or screening devices; murals; school or class projects; historical or didactic works; projects that promote exploration of Atlanta BeltLine trails; organizational collaborations; sculpture opportunities (separate call for submissions); work that is reflective of the culture and history of BeltLine neighborhoods, amplifies local history, and elevates voices and narratives that have historically been marginalized.

B20: Wiregrass Biennial
Dothan, Alabama
Deadline: April 24
, 2020

The Wiregrass Museum of Art invites artists living in the South to submit works for B20: Wiregrass Biennial, a juried competition. Eligible states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The exhibition is open to submissions of innovative and progressive works of any medium including installation, new media, and performance-based work. Accepted works are eligible for one $1000 award for People’s Choice and one $1000 award for Judge’s Choice. There will also be one $1,000 award for an Alabama artist.

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.

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