Call for Artists: November 2021

By October 28, 2021

Traditional Arts Touring Grants
U.S. South
Deadline: November 1, 2021

South Arts’s Traditional Arts Touring Grants aim to increase the public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by bringing artists together in Southern communities. Traditional Arts Touring Grants are available for requests from $1,000 up to $5,000. This program requires a 1:2 match.

This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums, performing arts presenters, etc. The program serves both communities and traditional artists. Please visit the link for additional eligibility guidelines and information.


NOMA: Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds on view through January 23
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North Carolina ArtsMarket Scholarships
U.S. South
Deadline: November 1, 2021

South Arts is offering scholarships for ArtsMarket 2021, taking place November 8-10, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. This support is open to presenting organizations located in South Arts’ nine-state region. During this conference, performing arts presenters, agents, managers and artists will meet to network, attend showcases, and build upcoming tours and seasons.

Scholarships are open to presenters in South Arts’ nine-state region. These scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until funding is depleted; geographic distribution and need will be a consideration.


ArtFields 2022
U.S. South
Deadline: November 1, 2021

Southeastern artists, both emerging and established, are invited to apply for ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, SC. ArtFields will award $100,000 in prize money during its art competition and festival. Accepted artists are invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues for nine days. Winners are determined by popular choice and juried panel.


Emerging Traditional Artists Grants
U.S. South
Deadline: November 3, 2021

South Arts’s In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture – 2021 Emerging Traditional Artists Program (ETAP) recognizes and supports a new generation of traditional artists ages 18-35 that have demonstrated a high level of skill in, commitment to, and leadership in their traditional art form in Appalachian Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Awards provide financial support to ETAP participants to ensure the continuation of traditional knowledge and artistic skills within their respective cultural communities. The 2021 ETAP will award $5,000 grants (with limited restrictions) to participants for learning opportunities including training, networking, and promotion. These opportunities should equip traditional artists to provide greater impact within their communities. Please visit the website to read eligibility guidelines and additional information.


But Once A Year: Holiday Art Market
International
Deadline: November 10, 2021

But Once A Year: Holiday Art Market seeks to display and sell works of art from any style with the primary focus being on sales, particularly end of year during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Works do not have to express a specific holiday or holiday themes (although this is acceptable), but should be unique art and/or craft items that shoppers would consider purchasing as gifts, and set at affordable prices for casual art buyers. Authentic reproductions, prints, and works that can be sold in multiples will also be accepted for this opportunity. Deadline and shipping will be rolling through November and artists will be contacted on an individual basis as applications arrive. The first hard cutoff to receive formal notice on your application status will be November 10. Please visit the website for entry procedure and guidelines.


Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant
National
Deadline: November 15, 2021

This grant includes a stipend of $350 a week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access.


The National Liberty Museum ‘This is My Home’ Open Call
National
Deadline: November 21, 2021

Individual artists and collaborative groups are invited to share their histories, experiences, and hopes for the future inside a fabricated “home.” Five artists will be selected from a two-step call-to-artist and in-house jury selection process. This exhibition will provide artists their own space within a gallery to create a site-specific installation inside a constructed “home”. All mediums are welcome. Artists will receive a stipend of up to $2,500. Please visit the website for additional information


NOMA: Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds on view through January 23
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Currier Museum Artist in Residence
U.S. South
Deadline: December 1, 2021

The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for the second annual open call for its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program, awarding up to two residencies between fall 2022 and spring 2023. This program will provide support for selected self-identified emerging artists or artist groups (of up to three people) focused on social practice. Due to the flexible nature of this program, these residencies can be for a period of six to twelve weeks between mid-October 2022 and mid-March 2023. The AIR program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. This program deepens the mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. The Currier Museum supports resident artists with a stipend of $1,000 per week, travel allowance up to $500, materials support, and housing in a fully furnished home. In many cases, resident artists may be able to have spouses/children accompany them. Service animals are welcome.


South Arts Emerging Leaders of Color
U.S. South
Deadline: December 1, 2021

Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) is a free multi-day professional development program for early- to mid-career arts administrators of color. This partnership program between South Arts and our colleague Regional Arts Organization WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) provides tools, continued learning opportunities, and a growing professional network to administrators of color who seek to move into leadership positions in the arts and culture sector. Eighteen participants will be selected for the second cohort of this program, which will occur online in late January or early February 2022. At least one participant from each of South Arts’ nine-state region will be chosen to participate, with participation expenses paid.


2022 Bernheim Artist in Residence
International
Deadline: December 15, 2021

For over four decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will create a site-inspired artwork, temporary installation or project as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence. Visual artists of all mediums are encouraged to submit work for consideration.


2022 Bernheim Environmental Artist in Residence
International
Deadline: December 15, 2021

The call for Bernheim’s Environmental Artist in Residence is now open and in conjunction with our over forty year established Artist in Residence program. This program encourages visual artists to examine environmental issues and severity of the climate crisis to promote dialogue and positive change for the natural environment and world at large. Artists are invited to address environmental themes including (but not limited to) excess heat, drought, flooding, extreme weather events, food insecurity, displacement, environmental justice, and the loss of biodiversity. Residency periods are between six weeks and two months and each comes with a $2500 stipend.


Collected Memories and Rooted Objects Juried Exhibition
U.S. and territories
Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Missouri State University Galleries invites you to submit a portfolio for the upcoming juried exhibition, Collected Memories and Rooted Objects. Collected Memories and Rooted Objects is a three-part exhibition across three galleries. This group juried show will be on exhibit in the Brick City Gallery West. The University Galleries will cover shipping costs up to $150 for each artist. Please visit the website to read eligibility guidelines and additional information.


ARTNOIR Jar of Love Fund
Deadline: Rolling

The Jar of Love Fund is a microgrant initiative intended to provide relief for artists, curators, and cultural workers of color, launched in response to these unprecedented times of uncertainty and unrest and the subsequent adverse impact on our community. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as more funds become available.


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Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling

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.


South Arts Express Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Expedited awards of up to $2,000 for rural communities to present Southern artists, including filmmakers, performing artists, writers/poets, and visual artists.


South Arts Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Up to $1,000 to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators.

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