Call for Artists: September 2023

By September 01, 2023
Ransome, Opener of the Ways, 2023, assemblage sculpture, 8 x 20 inches. Ransome was one of the two selected 2023 Visiting Artists for Session II: May 1 – June 11, 2023 at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina.

Summer 2024 MacDowell Fellowship
MacDowell, New Hampshire
Deadline: September 10, 2023

MacDowell is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2024 residency season (March 1, 2024-August 31, 2024). About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded Fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Need-based travel grants and stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply. MacDowell encourages artists to apply in any stage of their career, and from all backgrounds and countries, in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. MacDowell’s mission is to nurture the arts by offering talented individuals an inspiring residential environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

This call has a $30 application fee.

Summer 2023 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
International and Online
Deadline: September 14, 2023

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and spend the day a world away!

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly $1,800.00 grants. The grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were always sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals and getting letters of recommendation. Two $1,800.00 grants are awarded each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, six honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on the Innovate Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, US + International, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted.

This call has a $35-$50 application fee.

The Hambidge Center Spring 2024 Residencies
Rabun Gap, Georgia
Deadline: September 15, 2023

Open now for Spring 2024 residencies running from mid-February through May 2024, the Hambidge Center provides a creative residency program that empowers talented individuals—from all over the country and the world—to experiment, develop, and produce their work. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space available to visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, ceramicists, scientists, chefs, and arts administrators. The residency fee is $250 per week and Hambidge offers several merit-based Distinguished Fellowships which remove the fees for a two-week residency and provide a $700 stipend. Available Distinguished Fellowships vary from session to session and are listed in each session’s application. Unless otherwise noted, they are reserved for first-time residents. Applications for residency are judged primarily on the quality of submitted work samples and professional promise. Hambidge accepts approximately 170 artists each year. There are no publication, exhibition, or performance requirements contingent on a Hambidge residency.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Summer 2024 Residency
Amherst, Virginia
Deadline: September 15, 2023

Visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and spend the day a world away!

Residencies can be transformative to an artist’s process and the effect on an artist’s career profound. A residency at VCCA gives artists the time and space to explore and go deeper into their work. Away from the constraints of “the real world” and in an accepting environment of talented peers, one can dream and create with the feeling that anything is possible. VCCA’s Mt. San Angelo location in Amherst, Virginia, typically hosts 360 artists each year in residencies of varying lengths (no minimum; up to six weeks) with flexible scheduling. A residency at Mt. San Angelo includes a private bedroom with private en-suite bath, a private individual studio, three prepared meals a day, and access to a community of more than 20 other artists in residence. 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 $30 application fee.

Open Exhibition Call for Artists for Rescue: Waste and Redemption
Athens, Georgia
Deadline: September 20, 2023

The Lyndon House Arts Center announces a call for artworks for the exhibition titled Rescue: Waste and Redemption with a deadline of September 20, 2023. Lyndon House Arts Center and guest curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz seeks artists who transform industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects, creating artworks that save materials from the landfill or rescue raw materials from the fate of becoming environmental pollutants. We encourage artists whose practice involves the use of environmentally conscious processes and materials—including but not limited to fabric art, jewelry, woodworking, metalworks, installation or multi-media constructions—to apply for the exhibition titled Rescue: Waste and Redemption, to be on view April 6 to June 1, 2024. There is no entry fee to apply and artists selected for exhibition are responsible for all shipping/transportation.

March 2024 Dry Tortugas Artist in Residence Program
Homestead, Florida
Deadline: September 30, 2023

Dry Tortugas National Park is located almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Loggerhead Key is only accessible by boat or seaplane, which is provided for the artists. Visitors to the rest of the park, enjoy camping, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing or just enjoying a view from the top of massive Fort Jefferson. Fort Jefferson is the largest all-masonry fort in the United States, built between 1846 and 1875 to protect the nation’s gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. The National Park Artists team will spend a month virtually alone in the historical lighthouse keeper’s house on an islet with all sorts of tropical flora and fauna, including endangered Loggerhead turtle nesting grounds. Open to all artists, writers musicians or performance artists. Accepted artists will receive a $4,000.00 stipend.

Gibbes Museum of Art 2024 Visiting Artist Program
Charleston, South Carolina
Deadline: September 30, 2023

 The Gibbes Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the 2024 Visiting Artist program. The annual program features eight artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. This program promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on community issues, encourages freedom of thought and connects us with larger audiences. The Gibbes Museum of Art is looking for artists that spark a conversation and advance understanding of the larger context that fostered their work,” says Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. There are four six-week Visiting Artist sessions scheduled for 2024. The Gibbes extends invitations to both emerging and nationally recognized artists of all backgrounds and is committed to cultivating an experience that is diverse and affirming. Applicants are encouraged to consider the following themes: environmental conservation, social justice, health and wellness and innovation. Their proposal should incorporate one or more of these themes and introduce their current studio practice, artwork content and type of project they would pursue in-residency. Visiting Artists will receive a weekly honorarium and one-time materials stipend. Following the residency, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their works in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery and collaborate on exclusive products to be sold in the Museum store. There are also opportunities to lead adult workshops and participate in virtual programs.

This call has a $10 application fee.

Oolite Arts Cinematic Arts Residency 2024
Miami, Florida
Deadline: October 6, 2023

Applications are open Sept. 5 – Oct. 6 for the program that provides one Miami-based filmmaker with up to $50,000 to create a micro-budget feature, in addition to a shared studio space and access to a producer to oversee the project. Akin to the farm to table movement, this unique program, conceived of by award-winning filmmakers Andrew Hevia and Kareem Tabsch, enables local filmmakers to create, shoot and screen their films, without ever leaving Miami. Oolite’s staff will review applications to ensure completeness and eligibility. A jury of local and national film professionals, chaired by Andrew Hevia, producer of the 2017 Oscar-winning film “Moonlight,” will review all entries throughout the months of October and November 2023. The selected Cinematic Arts Resident filmmakers will be announced in November 2023. Applicants must be a full-time Miami-Dade County resident, create a narrative project set and filmed in Miami, be at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, have completed a short film in a key creative role (director/producer/writer/editor), and demonstrate the ability to plan and execute the project as a micro-budget (under $50,000) feature film. Residents will have help, but will serve as the creative lead for the project.

Project 514 415
National & Online
Deadline: November 30, 2023

Project 514 415 invites all artists and writers (professional or amateur) to be inspired to share their endometriosis journey their way. We would love everyone who has endometriosis or has been impacted by endometriosis to take part in project 514 415, to share the highs, lows, triumphant, despondent, joyous, and daily life of endometriosis. All submissions will be showcased in an exhibition and published into a coffee table book, where the effects of living with endometriosis is the central theme. The aim of Project 514 415 is to humanize and raise awareness of the effects and impact that endometriosis has on sufferers, their families, futures, careers, friendships, medical care, mental health, dreams, studying, etc. All art and literature submissions exploring your endometriosis journey will be accepted, with selected Art & Literature pieces being selected for a gallery exhibition. Media can include but not limited to; acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, bronze, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fibre art, graphite, glass art, illustration, jewelry, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, sculpture, video, and watercolor. Literature can include poems and short stories limited to 5000 words.

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.

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