Calls for Artists: August 2021

By July 30, 2021
Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation 2021 Grant
New York, NY
Deadline: July 31, 2021

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings on view at Halsey Institute in Charleston through July16

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States in support of a visual art or fine craft project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art, or music submissions. An independent jury of artists and art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. In 2021, six (6) awards will be made. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

Tusen Takk Foundation
Leland, MI
Deadline: August 1, 2021

The Tusen Takk Foundation is a remote solo-occupancy residency based in Northwest Michigan open to emerging and established visual artists, creative writers, and composers and offering solo residencies between three and eight weeks. Artists working in photography, printmaking, sculpture, and painting, as well as creative writers and composers are encouraged to apply. Residents are provided an honorarium of $625/week, housing with 24/7 private access to the studios, as well as access by appointment to the Founder’s library and photography collection. While in residence, artists are encouraged to engage with the arts community. Applications are due on July 15, 2021 for residencies between June 2022 and December 2023.

Seeds: Westobou’s Annual Juried Exhibition
Augusta, GA
Deadline: August 6, 2021

Seeds, a juried show. applications open through August 5 at Westobou Gallery, Augusta

Seeds is an annual juried exhibition of small works priced at $300 or less. Each year, a new juror selects 10-14 artists to show their work at Westobou Gallery during the holidays from November through December. Selections are made in August, giving artists a few months to create new works.

Spruill Center for the Arts and Spruill Gallery annual outdoor installation project: AMPLIFY
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: August 6, 2021

The AMPLIFY project selects a winning proposal for installation on the historic “Smoke House” on the Spruill Gallery grounds. The chosen artist receives premium visibility in the ever growing and expanding Atlanta Perimeter Business District with frontage on Ashford Dunwoody Road and a host of other benefits and prizes including:
A “Dunwoody Welcome Package” filled with local restaurant and business vouchers and discounts.
Proceeds of the sale of installation specific merchandise including collectible limited-edition prints.
Up to $1000 materials stipend.
A $5000 cash prize!

National Juried Exhibition at Sulfur Studios: Simulacra
Savannah, GA
Deadline: August 6, 2021

Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all media to submit work to our Fall national Juried Art Exhibition Simulacra. For centuries, artists have explored reality through observation and imagination—however, it seems that now a shared reality is less tangible than ever. What is reality in this day and age? Sulfur Studios invites artists to share work that explores the past, present or future of the space between subjective perception and objective reality. Artists may submit up to four artworks for $25, Studio Supporters pay only $15 per four artworks.

Fountainhead Residency
Miami, FL
Deadline: August 15, 2021

The Fountainhead Residency, based in Miami, FL, seeks visual artists who are at a pivotal point in their career. The residency is specific to foreign-born, US-based artists. Artists receive living and working space, travel, and a $1,000 stipend.

McColl Center Educators and Parents Artist-in-Residence Program
Charlotte, NC
Deadline: August 15, 2021

This residency is offered to educators and parents who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in McColl Center residencies because of responsibilities during school or university terms. Selected artists will receive a $6,000, a furnished apartment for the duration of the program, a private studio, and participation in a group exhibition. There is a $35 application fee.

Oolite Arts 2022 Studio Residency Program
Miami Beach, FL
Deadline: August 16, 2021

Oolite Arts 2022 Studio Residency Program offers studio spaces at our Miami Beach location for exceptional visual artists working in a range of disciplines. In addition to engaging with a community of artists, renowned curators, arts professionals, and institutional partners in Miami, Oolite Arts Residents are provided the space from which to develop their practice and are invited to actively participate in Oolite Arts’ programs such as exhibitions, public programming, studio visits, and our community outreach initiatives.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency
New Orleans, LA
Deadline: August 16, 2021

Visual artists can apply to Joan Mitchell Center’s residency, based in New Orleans. Artists will receive a private studio, weekday meals, a $600 monthly stipend, and a range of professional development and public engagement opportunities.

City of Atlanta OCA Seeks Grant Proposals from Artists, Arts and Community Organizations for FY ’22 Grant Cycle
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: August 20, 2021

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities, is now accepting proposal submissions for the FY ’22 Grant Cycle. Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, individual artists, and creative projects within the City of Atlanta. Both general operating and project-based funding requests are accepted. The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition, and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the City of Atlanta.

KHN Residency
Nebraska City, NE
Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks’ stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio.

Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists
Ucross, WY
Deadline: September 1, 2021

The Ucross Residency Program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams. Residencies are open to Native American visual artists who meet the criteria below. They must be a practicing contemporary visual artist currently producing works of art in all visual mediums and an enrolled member of a state-recognized or federally-recognized Tribe, Pueblo, Nation, Native Community, Political Entity, or Alaskan Native Village.

Summer 2021 Innovate Grants for Artists and Photographers
U.S. and International
Deadline: September 16, 2021

Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

ATL Film Party Open Call
Atlanta, GA

Deadline: September 17, 2021

ATL Film Party is a local, quarterly film competition and event hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. Filmmakers submitting to ATL Film Party must be based in Atlanta, Georgia to participate in the competition. For each cycle, a seasonal jury of Georgia industry professionals will select 3-5 top films from the submission pool to be showcased at the event. The films will be edited in a loop, and screened in Sleepyhouse Gallery in Southwest Atlanta. All attendees are given an individual ballot to vote for their favorite film after viewing them on loop in the gallery space. The winning filmmaker receives a cash prize. All finalists receive a framed award.

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