Call for Artists: October 2022

By September 28, 2022
Masud Olufani, Punched, 2020; seriagraph on wood panel, tar, speed bag, and wood. Courtesy of the artist and photographed by Russell Kilgore. Olufani was a 2021 finalist for the Atlanta Artadia Award.

2022 Atlanta Artadia Awards
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: October 1, 2022

Little Things at Swan Coach House in Atlanta through January 5

Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2022 Atlanta Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within the greater Atlanta area for a minimum of two years. The 23 eligible counties are: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Bennett Prize
Deadline: October 7, 2022

The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program that supports the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant. A runner up award of $10,000 will be given to one additional finalist. The opening exhibition will be held from May 18 to Sept. 10, 2023 at the Muskegon Museum of Art before traveling to additional venues.

This call has a $40 application fee.

Call for Papers: Southern Cultures Quarterly
Deadline: October 10, 2022

Southern Cultures, the award-winning, peer-reviewed quarterly from UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, encourages submissions from artists, writers, and scholars for a special issue, Snapshot: Climate, to be published Fall 2023. For this special issue, Southern Cultures will focus on photography, pairing a single photograph with a short, written reflection. Selected artists will receive a stipend to publish original, previously unpublished artwork and accompanying text. For the issue, artists are invited to explore and submit work grounded in the specifics of place and community as they intersect with and engage the climate crisis, including regional and global understandings, disaster, impacts, advocacy, and reimagining.

Texas State Artists 2023-2024 Nomination
Deadline: October 15, 2022

The Texas State Legislature designates Texas State Artists—the best of Texas’ rich and diverse artistic community—during each Legislative Session. In even-numbered years, a call is issued to the citizens of Texas to submit nominations in any of the four categories (state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist), and self-nominations are encouraged. With this one-year designation being Texas State’s highest recognition for excellence in the arts, these individuals inspire others through their unique creative expression. Nominees must be native Texans or five-year residents of the state, have received recognition for a high level of excellence and success in their discipline, and have received critical reviews in state, regional or national publications.

Oolite Arts Home + Away Residency
Miami, Florida
Deadline: October 18, 2022

Oolite Arts’ Home + Away offers Miami-Dade based artists opportunities to participate in some of the most important artist residencies in the country. There are three opportunities open at the following three locations:

  • Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, Co. (February 1 – March 8, 2023)
  • Artpace San Antonio in Texas (March 27 – May 1, 2023)
  • MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts (March 29 – May 2, 2023)

Miami-Dade County residents are eligible to apply to one, two, or all three opportunities. The selected artists will receive a $2,500 stipend, in addition to coverage of their travel and accommodation costs.

Deadline: October 25, 2022

The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time through the sixth edition of the prize. The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in New York in Spring 2023.

Arte Laguna Prize 2023
Deadline: October 31, 2022

With 17 years of history, Arte Laguna Prize offers the opportunity to join the huge network of collaborations around the world. Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition open to multiple disciplines – visual, performing, multimedia, landscape and digital arts – for the enhancement of contemporary art and the mapping of its current state. The contest features collaborations with international art galleries, companies, art residencies, festivals, critical texts, inclusion into the web portal Arte Laguna World and the participation in the collective exhibition which includes 240 finalists from March 11 to April 16, 2023 at the Arsenale Nord of Venice, Italy. The Prize is open to everyone, with no restrictions of age, gender, nationality or any other qualifications. 

This call has a $95 application fee for artists under 35 and a $120 application fee for artists over 35.

ArtFields 2023 Prizes
Lake City, South Carolina
Deadline: November 1, 2022

Submissions for ArtFields, an annual competition and exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina, are now open. Organized by the Lake City ArtFields Collective, accepted artists are part of a celebration of art and community while they compete for over $100,000 in prizes, plus Southeastern Partner awards that include exhibitions and residencies. Adult artists of all working media who reside in the competition’s 12 participating Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) are invited to apply.

This call has a $25 submission fee.

Marjorie Strider Foundation, Inc. 2022 Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2022

Founded in honor of the late artist Marjorie Virginia Strider, the Marjorie Strider Foundation, Inc. supports the creation and production of new artistic work by emerging artists and wishes to contribute to the professional advancement of those artists. Two artists who have been undeterred in pursuing their vision will each receive a $5,000 grant to support the creation and production of new work, as well as their professional advancement.

The Idea Fund 2022 Grants
Houston, Texas
Deadline: November 7, 2022

The Idea Fund provides grants to support innovative, experimental, public-facing visual art projects that expand one’s understanding of how art exists in the world, address community needs, or exemplify new ways of working in, for, and with community. For 2022-2023, the Idea Fund will provide 12 grants of $5,000 each to individual artists or collectives in the Greater Houston Area, with an emphasis on new projects developed by Black, Indigenous, and POC lead organizers. Individual artists, artist-curators, collectives, or collaboratives interested in applying must reside in one of the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, or Waller. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks in partnership with Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

2022 Hopper Prize
Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD. Submissions will be juried by Simone Krug, Curator, Aspen Art Museum, and Rachel Reese Waldrop, Director & Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Chattanooga.

This call has a $40 application fee.

2023 Bernheim Artistin-Residence Program
Clermont, Kentucky
Deadline: November 28, 2022 

Running for more than four decades,  Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program promotes multi-disciplinary explorations of one’s relationship with the natural environment through artistic expression, expanding upon Bernheim’s long history of art in the landscape. Up to 4 artists are selected for residencies at Bernheim on an annual basis, each with a stipend of $2500. One residency is always dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit educational and recreational nature preserve located 25 miles south of Louisville in Clermont, KY. 

2023 Bernheim Environmental Artist-in-Residence Program
Clermont, Kentucky
Deadline: November 28, 2022 

In 2021, Bernheim announced that the Artist-in-Residence Program expanded to include an annual call for an Environmental Artist-in-Residence. 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. In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will gift an artwork, temporary installation or project addressing climate change as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence. Residency periods are between 6 weeks and 2 months and each comes with a $2500 stipend. 

ON::View Residency Program at Sulfur Studios
Savannah, Georgia
Deadline: December 10, 2022

Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District at Sulfur Studios, the ON::VIEW Artist Residency provides a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a new project, to continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. Applications are now open for May – August 2023, and are due by December 10th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be notified by January 10th, 2023.

This call has a $50 application fee.

Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency by Collar Works
Deadline: December 15, 2022

The Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency (EMAR) program by Collar Works is designed to provide a diverse group of emerging and established artists and writers with an immersive, supportive, productive, and communal atmosphere for art-making, writing, and dialogue on a bucolic 77-acre farm in Washington County, NY. The summer residency is offered for 5 weeks, with 2 and 4-week residencies for individual artists and 1-week residencies for families. EMAR is a fully supportive, no cost to attend, inclusive opportunity that centers wellness and provides the time, space, and sustenance creatives need to fuel their practice in a communal environment.

This call is free to apply through October 15, with a $25 application fee running from October 16 – December 15.  

Call for 2D and Clay Studio Teaching Artists at Space One Eleven
Birmingham, Alabama
Deadline: Rolling

Space One Eleven is offering paid part-time teaching positions to artists with previous teaching experience for our Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Our program now has two different studio classes for 9th through 12th graders. The 2D and Clay Studio classes are Space One Eleven’s rigorous studio art program for young artists designed to build visual communication skills and foster creative thinking. For more the application instructions and more information about the program, visit the website.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Deadline: Rolling

Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art at the Hunter Museum through January 8th

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.

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.

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