Call For Artists:

May 2020

From the Rhizome essay on software for artists. The organization is providing grants on a rolling basis.

Burnaway Emergency Writers Grant

The F Word at Hunter Museum

Deadline: May 15, 2020

In recognition of the dire threats to freelancers’ livelihoods posed by the current pandemic, Burnaway will distribute cash grants of $500 to five Southern critics and culture writers facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19.Freelance critics and culture writers living and working in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply for this grant. 


Rose Fellowship
Deadline: May 10, 2020

Architects, socially-engaged creative practitioners, teaching artists, and culture bearers working in all disciplines can apply for this fellowship. The program partners architects and artists with local community development organizations to develop an inclusive approach that creates and preserves sustainable, healthy and affordable communities.


AFIELD Mentorship Program
Deadline: May 12, 2020

Georgia Museum of Art

Artists will be granted $1,500 of seed funding to develop their initiatives and will receive advice from a mentor, meant to encourage and support early initiatives in their initial development.


Center for Craft Craft Futures Grant

Deadline: May 12, 2020

The Craft Futures Fund will award up to six project grants, or $30,000, each month from May – October 2020 and applications will be selected by lottery and reviewed by selection panels on a monthly basis. 


Art Writers Grant Program

Deadline: May 20, 2020

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies.


Hamiltonian Artist Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship serves as a steppingstone for visual artists who have an active studio practice and are seeking assistance in creating a sustainable professional art career. The fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth. Disclosure: Executive Director Erin Jane Nelson is serving as juror for this fellowship.


The Studios of Key West

Key West, Florida
Deadline: May 18, 2020

This community-based, one month residency is open to visual artists, writers, composers, performers, and interdisciplinary artists. The program is built upon the hope that visiting artists will take inspiration from Key West’s people and rich artistic culture.


Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum

Deadline: May 29, 2020

This statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.


The Burke Prize
Deadline: May 31, 2020

Museum of Art and Design’s Burke Prize, worth an unrestricted $50,000, is a contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.


NARS Foundation International Artist Residency

Location: New York, NY 
Deadline: Rolling 
Residency Period: 4 sessions, either 3 or 6 months, spanning from January to December, 2021

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies. The program is open to both international and US-based artists, creating a shared space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. 


Baltic Writing Residency

Location: Various 
Application Due: Rolling 

Baltic is the host of five residencies that take place around the world: Stockholm, Sweden; London, England; the village of Brora on the eastern coast of the Scottish Highlands; Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead in Kentucky; and a residency devoted to underrepresented writers takes places in either the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, KY or in the woods of Asheville, NC. Both emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply.  


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.


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.