Call for Artists: October 2021

By October 04, 2021
a black and white image of a Black hand holding a white gossamer-like veil, there is a sun on the right side of the image that casts a dream-like haze, like as if viewing through rain or fog.
Courtesy the Center for Craft.
New Orleans Film Festival: November 5-21
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Craft Research Fund Grants — Artist Fellowship
National

Deadline: October 4, 2021

The Craft Research Fund — Artist Fellowship is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States. Awards of $20,000 will be granted to two artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft.


Craft Research Fund Grants — Exhibition Grant
National

Deadline: October 4, 2021

Grants up to $15,000 awarded to support exhibition research that encourages, expands, and supports scholarly craft research in the United States. Proposals are welcome from museum, non-profit gallery, and independent curators. Grant funds may be used to support research activities including travel for research, commissioning essays for contributors, documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, and/or as part of the research for future exhibitions.


Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
U.S. and territories

Deadline: October 4, 2021

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists, including visual and media artists and choreographers. Artists of color, artists living with disabilities, and those based outside of the East and West coasts are particularly encouraged to apply.


2021 Foundwork Artist Prize
U.S. South
Deadline: October 10, 2021

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award started in 2019 to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. Beginning this year, the prize will be awarded to two honorees, both of whom will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. Two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with this year’s distinguished jurors: Vanessa Carlos, Qu Chang, Bridget Donahue, Cédric Fauq, Thomas Lawson, and Thiago de Paula Souza. For instructions on eligibility and how to participate, please see the Foundwork FAQ. This call requires a Foundwork membership ($4/month, cancel any time).


1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
U.S. South
Deadline: October 15, 2021

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists who reside, work in, or are from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.


Idea Capital Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: October 30, 2021

Idea Capital makes grants ranging from $500 to $5000 to metropolitan Atlanta artists to encourage experimental and investigative art projects, including the awarding of one travel grant. We seek to foster a new tone of experimentation and support in the Atlanta art world, as well as encourage a larger framework of support.


Swan Coach House Gallery: private nature through November 4
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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.


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.


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.


Antenna: Louisiana Open Call for Exhibitions 2022
Louisiana
Deadline: November 30, 2021

Antenna is now accepting submissions for its Louisiana Solo Exhibition Open Call 2022. This opportunity is for artists living and working in the state of Louisiana. The selected applicant will receive a solo show at Antenna Gallery during the 2022 calendar year, along with an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative) to offset costs associated with the exhibition, install and curatorial support, and an opportunity to publish an exhibition catalog, artist book, or similar ephemeral to be determined in collaboration with Antenna’s publishing center, Paper Machine. Individuals or collaboratives working in any visual art mediums are eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQIA-GNC+ artists, including persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit an application. This call has a $20 entry fee.


Antenna: Spillways Residency 2022-2023
Louisiana
Deadline: November 30, 2021

Antenna is accepting applications for its 2022 Spillways Residency Program, hosting national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers to engage with the Greater New Orleans creative communitydrawing inspiration for the research, development, and proposal of a large-scale public project for support. Projects that engage collaborations, challenge conventional wisdom, and utilize innovative approaches, unconventional formations, and decolonial artistic practices are of particular interest. Residents will be awarded paid travel to and from New Orleans, an initial two-week stay in Antenna’s residency space, a $1000 honorarium, a food stipend, and introductions to local stakeholders in their areas of interest. This call has a $40 entry fee.


Antenna: (Inter)national Open Call for Exhibitions 2022
International
Deadline: November 30, 2021

Antenna is now accepting submissions for its Inter(national) Solo Exhibition Open Call 2022. Individual visual artists or collaborators working in any visual art mediums are eligible to apply. One applicant will be selected and awarded a solo show for the month of June 2022 at Antenna Gallery (see important dates below for more information), an honorarium of $1,000 (split amongst the group, if collaborative), paid shipping of artwork, paid travel to and from New Orleans for the install and opening of the exhibition, and accommodations in Antenna Gallery’s residency space. Antenna will provide installation and curatorial support along with an opportunity to publish an exhibition catalog, artist book, or similar ephemeral to be determined in collaboration with Antenna’s publishing center, Paper Machine. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQIA-GNC+ artists, including persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit an application. This call has a $20 entry fee.


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.


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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