Call for Artists: May 2021

By May 03, 2021

Midtown Alliance | 2021 Heart of the Arts Studio Residency
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: May 7, 2021

Midtown Alliance is seeking applications from visual artists with an established arts practice motivated to utilize this residency to advance his/her/their creative development within the vibrant context of Midtown, Atlanta.  The program provides a 12 month studio term, $2,500 stipend, and high quality presentation of work for view by the public.


Athens Cultural Affairs Commission seeks a greenway artist assistant
Athens, Georgia
Deadline: May 9, 2021

Georgia Museum of Art: Extra Ordinary, American Realism open Feb 27 - June 13

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking a local artist (resident of Clarke, Madison, Oglethorpe, Oconee, Barrow, or Jackson county) to serve as a temporary, part-time Artist’s Assistant to the selected Lead Artist on an upcoming Greenway public art project (coming Summer 2021). 

This position would serve as support for the Lead Artist in sourcing materials, planning, as well as assisting with construction/installation of the public artwork. Interested applicants must have an interest in the arts and experience in construction and/or fabrication is preferred. The Artist Assistant will be compensated at a rate of $25/hour up to $2500 total for this project (up to 100 hours total). This is an opportunity for artists to learn more about fabrication and the public art process.


Too Tired Anthology
Woodstock, Vermont
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Too Tired Project/Too Tired Press is holding a call for entry for the first annual publication in the Anthology series. These yearly bound volumes will represent a comprehensive selection of photography made by multiple artists in response to/about/inspired by depression and experiences related to mental health. Images that are selected for the print publication will also be shared in a digital exhibition and social media platforms.


McColl Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: May 15, 2021

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space committed to putting artists first with 360 degrees of support, including artist studios, modern equipment and tools, and exhibition spaces. Residency Dates: January 17 – April 19, 2022 (13 weeks)

Selected artists receive $6,000 living, materials, and travel stipend (United States-based artists only; due to the limitations of B-1 visas, international artists are not eligible to receive stipends.) Furnished apartment (for artists from outside the greater Charlotte area) 24-hour access to a private studio and more. Application Fee: $35 nonrefundable


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: May 15, 2021

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) provides time and space for national and international writers, visual artists, and composers of talent and promise to bring forth their finest works, because the arts are vital, diversity is a strength, and creativity is essential. 

Selected artists come to VCCA’s Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia or the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France for intense periods of creative work, free from the distractions of day-to-day life. During residencies lasting anywhere from two weeks to two months, VCCA Fellows enjoy private studios, private bedrooms, and meals.


Call for Proposals at University of Virginia’s Ruffin Gallery
Charlottesville, Virginia
Deadline: May 17, 2021

The Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia is seeking proposals for solo exhibitions from recent MFA graduates and emerging artists. Proposals should be conceptually and aesthetically rigorous. We are particularly interested in work that holds the potential to provoke thoughtful conversations about the times we are living in. The exhibiting artist will receive a $500 honoraria and a maximum budget of $1500 to cover transportation and artwork shipping costs. 


The Ellies, Miami’s Visual Arts Awards
Miami, Florida
Deadline: May 17, 2021

The Ellies has awarded a total of $1.5 million to 126 local artists and art teachers to fund their dream projects. This year, Oolite Arts will once again offer a share of $500,000 to Miami-based artists and art teachers (K-12). The Ellies are divided into four categories with two nomination based awards and two with open applications, as follows:
The Creator Awards support individual artists with grants of $2,500 to $25,000 to realize a significant visual arts project that will advance their careers.
Teacher Travel Grants will provide K-12 teachers with $5,000 in funds for travel that will ultimately enrich their classroom curriculum.

Applications are due by 6 pm on May 17th.


The Studios of Key West
Key West, Florida
Deadline: May 17, 2021

The Studios of Key West, the premiere arts organization at the Southernmost Point of the United States, offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. We provide residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.

The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections.


Georgia Museum of Art: Emma Amos now on view

Emory University’s Arts & Social Justice Fellowship
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: May 21, 2021

Emory faculty from all divisions of the university and Atlanta-based artists whose work demonstrates an interest in advancing racial and social justice are invited to apply to the 2021 Emory Arts & Social Justice (ASJ) Fellows program. The program explores how creative thinking and artistic expression can inspire change, inviting faculty members to work alongside ASJ artist fellows to embed creative projects that reflect on social inequities into existing courses.

Each faculty/artist pairing decides together how to incorporate their project into their syllabus and receives funding to cover materials and other expenses for their project. ASJ artist fellows receive a summer stipend and a salary in the fall. Pairings are determined by the Arts and Social Justice Fellowship committee.


2021 Louisiana Contemporary at Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: May 28, 2021

Ogden Museum of Southern Art has opened the call for entries for the Museum’s annual juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, now in its tenth year. The exhibition is once again presented by The Helis Foundation, who is also sponsoring the annual Helis Foundation Art Prize, a $5,000 award, chosen by the juror and given to an artist in the exhibition in support of their studio and artistic practice. Cash prizes will also be awarded to first, second and third place winners. 2021 guest juror Hallie Ringle, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, will curate a selection of the works submitted, and subsequently choose three award winners to receive further recognition. Louisiana Contemporary is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the state of Louisiana.


@ATLFILMPARTY and Sleepyhouse Gallery call for two minute experimental films
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Sleepyhouse Gallery is teaming up with Oz Magazine Editor-in-Chief, B. Sonenreich, to host @atlfilmparty. The event will feature five 2-minute experimental films by local Atlanta filmmakers. The films will be screened in the gallery on a 10-minute loop, allowing people to come in and view while still maintaining social distancing regulations. Each attendee will have the opportunity to vote on site for their favorite film out of the selected 5. A cash prize will go to the winning filmmaker. Bios and films can be sent to [email protected] In order to qualify, you must live in Atlanta, Georgia.


Georgia Museum of Art: Emma Amos now on view

AIRIE Residency 2022
Miami, Florida
Deadline: June 1, 2021

AIRIE invites emerging or professional artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives who want to contribute to the interpretation and communication of environmental themes through the inspiring nature of Everglades National Park. Selected artists will receive up to a month-long artist residency in the Everglades National Park (in fully furnished and air-conditioned accommodations), financial support through a $4000 fellowship grant, connection to scientists, researcher, and practitioners working in the Everglades and more.


Mint Museum: Coined in the South
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: June 4, 2021

The Young Affiliates of the Mint, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, are seeking works of art produced
by southeastern artists for the second installment of Coined in the South.
Coined in the South is about bridging the gap between the museum, the gallery, and the studio, to highlight
the innovative and thought-provoking works produced by the creative innovators of the southeastern arts
community. The show is not confined to any single aesthetic, theme, or medium.


The Working Artist Project
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: June 9, 2021

The Working Artist Project (WAP) is a year-long fellowship program facilitated by The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Now celebrating its 14th year, the program was created by MOCA GA to champion established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Each year a guest curator selects three applicants to receive a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, a full-color catalog, and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year.

This year’s guest curator is Jordan Carter, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers
National and International
Deadline: June 10, 2021

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards two $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 their website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.


Westobou call for curators
Augusta, Georgia
Deadline: June 11, 2021

Each year, Westobou will partner with a guest curator to allow our community to be introduced to contemporary artwork through a different lens. Applications are now open for a curator to work with emerging and experimental artists to concept an exhibition at Westobou Gallery from June-August of 2022. The selected curator will be given an honoraria for their time, research and work related to the exhibition including a 500-word essay about the artwork.


Tusen Takk Foundation
Leland, MI
Deadline: July 15, 2021

The Tusen Takk Foundation is a remote solo-occupancy residency based in Northwest Michigan open to emerging and established visual artists, creative writers, and composers and offering solo residencies between three and eight weeks. Artists working in photography, printmaking, sculpture, and painting, as well as creative writers and composers are encouraged to apply. Residents are provided an honorarium of $625/week, housing with 24/7 private access to the studios, as well as access by appointment to the Founder’s library and photography collection. While in residence, artists are encouraged to engage with the arts community. Applications are due on July 15, 2021 for residencies between June 2022 and December 2023.


Studios at MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA
Deadline: July 8, 2021

The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to twelve artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2-8 weeks. Applications for Winter/Spring 2022 are now open.

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