Call for Artists: March 2023

By March 01, 2023
students in clusters gather to watch an instructor in motion in a bright classroom setting
Participants of the 2022 School of The Alternative week-long community education session listen to instructor and board member Maria Judice. Photo courtesy of School of The Alternative, Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Laundromat Art Space: Open Call for Two to Three Person Exhibition
Miami, Florida
Deadline: March 3, 2023

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and spend the day a world away!

Laundromat Art Space welcomes independent curators, artists and art collectives to cultivate innovative concepts and projects by providing open call opportunity. Accepted proposal will have the opportunity to utilize our 1,500 sq ft gallery as an exhibition space. They encourage all independent curators and artists to submit. Laundromat Art Space’s mission is to connect artists to a broader audience and introduce them to the local art scene. They welcome proposals that present a strong curatorial vision, engage the public, and bring a fresh perspective. Proposals must include work by two or three artists and artists living outside of Miami are welcome to apply, but LAS is not responsible for transportation or shipping costs.

This call has a $10 application fee.

School of The Alternative Spring 2023 Student Applications
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Deadline: March 5, 2023

Instead of a traditional classroom environment, 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. Much of SotA’s shape and pace has formed in relief of the restrictive and oppressive tendencies we’ve all experienced in institutional learning, and we create a different kind of experience. 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. We hold space, learn alongside, and listen deeply to one another. We foster a community where we can collectively nurture our imaginations, and learn, teach, and grow together. The cost to attend for paying students is $400 for a one-week session from May 8-14, 2023. This fully covers room and board while at SotA.

ART on THE MART Inaugural Digital Art Curator Call
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: March 6, 2023

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and spend the day a world away!

ART on THE MART Foundation announces that applications are now open for a new guest digital art curator program. The selected curator will contribute to programming through commissioning new work and advising on the long-term curatorial strategy for ART on THE MART, the world’s largest digital art experience that transforms an iconic architectural
landmark into a 2.5-acre outdoor canvas along Chicago’s vibrant Riverwalk. The program is an 18-month position that will bring fresh perspectives to the platform, continue ART on THE MART’s mission to present cutting-edge digital art and expand curatorial opportunities in the field. The opportunity is made possible by the ART on THE MART Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The guest curator will receive an award of $40,000 USD. In addition, the ART on THE MART Foundation will provide a separate commissioning fee for artwork recommended by the guest curator and confirmed by ART on THE MART. Through the creation of this curatorial prize and the related investment in artists, ART on THE MART intends to actively contribute to cultural diversity through access to opportunities and by bringing new global perspectives to the platform.

Kindling Arts Festival 2023 Artist Applications
Nashville, Tennessee
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Kindling Arts Festival returns for a 6th year of radically unique arts programming! Performances and events will take place from July 27-30, 2023 (Thursday – Sunday) at multiple venues in West Nashville. The festival welcomes both emerging and established artists to submit a proposal for performing arts events with specific focus in the areas of dance, theatre, comedy, multimedia/film, puppetry, or aerial/circus. Kindling is accepting both long-form performances [over 45 minutes] as well as short form works [under 25 minutes] that can be combined in a showcase setting. They are also accepting applications for visual art installations — especially those designed to have performance activations. Eligible artists must live within a 50-mile radius of Nashville, TN in order to apply. Founded in 2018, Kindling develops innovative new works by local experimental artists, empowering diverse creators with the resources required to explore challenging ideas in a multidisciplinary context.

2023 Florida Printmakers Society Biennial
Miami, Florida
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Call for artists to partake in the 2023 Florida Printmakers Society Biennial are now open. This year’s biennial will take place on July 15, 2023 at the Wynwood Art Gallery, University of Miami and be juried by Lise Drost. The Florida Printmaker’s Society (FLPS) was formed in 1986 and consists of approximately 200 members residing in both Florida, other states, and countries around the world. Most of our members are practicing artists and printmakers as well as dealers and patrons. The FLPS, a non-profit organization, was formed with the following projects and services in mind: educating the public about printmaking as a fine art, creating opportunities for members to exhibit their work in annual juried and traveling exhibits throughout the state and nation, sponsoring a national biennial print exhibition, and so forth.

This call has a $45 application fee for non-FLPS members.

Winter 2023: Innovate Artist Grants
International and Online
Deadline: March 23, 2023

Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation. Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future.

This call has a $35-$50 application fee.

HyundaiLab Artlab Editorial Fellowship Open Call
Deadline: March 28, 2023

The future of art writing is transnational, multigenerational, and decentralized, and the structures that support it should nurture the diffuse, the diverse, and the local. As an extension of HyundaiLab’s mission to champion writing about today’s most compelling artists—and celebrate connectivity in all its forms, they are excited to announce the Artlab Editorial Fellowship. This Fellowship is for art writers at any stage of their career, providing two fellows $10,000 each to produce three pieces of writing in 2023. With guidance from Artlab Editorial’s community of editors, writers, and advisors, Artlab Editorial Fellows will be encouraged to write across formats—including art criticism and personal essays—and consider the inclusion of multimedia and social media. They are looking forward to supporting writers who are invested in bringing new perspectives to a global network of readers, consider their local communities through the lens of contemporary art, and explore today’s social issues with an eye toward discovering solutions for the future.

Creative Capital 2024 “Wild Futures” Visual Arts and Film Open Call
Deadline: March 31, 2023

The 2024 Creative Capital “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact” grant cycle invites project proposals for the Visual Arts, Film/Moving Image, Multidisciplinary, and Socially Engaged forms. Creative Capital has simplified the grant application process from 40 to 6 questions in Round I. The 2024 grant application opens March 1, 2023 and closes March 31, 2023. Awardees will receive grants of varying amounts up to $50,000 per project with additional professional advisory services and community-building opportunities. Artists are eligible to apply if they are a US citizen, permanent legal resident, O-1 visa holder, or Tribal ID holder, at least 25 years old, with at least 5 years of professional artistic practice, and not a full-time student. Creative Capital provides grants to support the creation of groundbreaking art by innovative and adventurous artists across the country. Their transformative giving approach is built on the principle that artists need funding as well as networks and professional services in order to build long-term sustainable projects and careers/

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.

Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts & Letters
Spartanburg, SC
Deadline: April 15, 2023

This first-of-its-kind program brings one early-career artist and one early-career writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture of the American South. Fellows will travel throughout the Southeast to conduct research at cultural and educational institutions as they develop ideas for a collaborative project that expands the understanding of the modern South. In addition to focusing on their own creative projects, the Southern Studies Fellows will have opportunities and requirements for educational community service in Spartanburg County; these will include regular college and high school classroom visits/lectures, readings, open studios, workshops, and projects affiliated with the host organizations.

This call has a $40 application fee.

2023 CINTAS Fellowships
International and Online
Deadline: May 1, 2023

CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture & design, creative writing, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent. Applications are reviewed by panels of qualified members from each artistic discipline. The Board of the CINTAS Foundation, Inc., awards fellowships based on the recommendations of the panels. CINTAS fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as indicated in their application. The fellowships are not awarded to performing artists. Fellowships are not awarded more than twice to the same person. Second awards are granted only to candidates demonstrating outstanding artistic development. 

Fellowships are awarded annually for the disciplines selected and announced on the website for each year. The amount of the fellowship is $20,000 currently. The award is considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. 

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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