Call for Artists: September 2022

By September 01, 2022
screenprints of blue waves on canvas
Namwon Choi, In-betweenness (Passage-Water), 2017; acrylic and gouache on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Sandler Hudson Gallery. Choi was a 2020 finalist for the 1858 Prize.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residencies and Fellowship
Deadline: September 15, 2022


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 a week to two months, VCCA Fellows enjoy private studios, private bedrooms, and meals. Whether sequestered in the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains or on the banks of the Garonne River in Southwest France, VCCA Fellows can work in concentrated solitude, then re-energize in the company of other artists.

VCCA Fellows are selected by peer review on the basis of professional achievement or promise of achievement in their respective fields. 

This call has a waivable $25 application fee.

Innovate Grant
Deadline: September 15, 2022


The Innovate Grant distributes two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. Grant cycles are in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Visual artists and photographers eighteen years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply.

Foundwork Artist Prize 2022
Deadline: September 26, 2022

Foundwork has announced the international open call and jury for the 2022 Foundwork Artist Prize, its annual award and grant program to recognize outstanding practices by emerging and mid-career artists. Artists working in any media are eligible, and the Prize is open to artists residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions.
This year, one honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. In addition, the honoree and three shortlisted artists will also be invited for interviews as part of the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work. Visit the FAQ for more information.

Artpace Texas Open Call
Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Texas Open Call is Artpace’s primary resource for identifying artists who are interested in and eligible for participation in Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program and exhibitions, as well as studio visits by curators participating in Artpace’s Curatorial Residency program. Additionally, this list is a resource shared with prominent visiting directors, curators, and writers from organizations around the world who want to know more about Texas artists. All Texas artists who meet the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by guest curators as well as Artpace staff. Studio visits will take place in 2023. Artists are encouraged to apply early as deadlines are firm and will not be changed.

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Each year, Society 1858, the museum’s young professionals auxiliary group, awards a $10,000 cash prize to one artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.

Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are eligible to apply. All submissions are thoughtfully reviewed by a panel of visual arts professionals, Society 1858 representatives, and Gibbes Museum of Art staff members. Two honorable mentions will be awarded $500 each.

This call has a $25 application fee.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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

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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