Calls for Artists: June 2021

By June 01, 2021

@ATLFILMPARTY and Sleepyhouse Gallery call for two minute experimental films
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Georgia Museum of Art: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics
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Sleepyhouse Gallery is teaming up with Oz Magazine Editor-in-Chief, B. Sonenreich, to host @atlfilmparty. The event will feature five 2-minute experimental films by local Atlanta filmmakers. The films will be screened in the gallery on a 10-minute loop, allowing people to come in and view while still maintaining social distancing regulations. Each attendee will have the opportunity to vote on site for their favorite film out of the selected 5. A cash prize will go to the winning filmmaker. Bios and films can be sent to [email protected] In order to qualify, you must live in Atlanta, Georgia.


AIRIE Residency 2022
Miami, Florida
Deadline: June 1, 2021

AIRIE invites emerging or professional artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives who want to contribute to the interpretation and communication of environmental themes through the inspiring nature of Everglades National Park. Selected artists will receive up to a month-long artist residency in the Everglades National Park (in fully furnished and air-conditioned accommodations), financial support through a $4000 fellowship grant, connection to scientists, researcher, and practitioners working in the Everglades and more.


Mint Museum: Coined in the South
Charlotte, North Carolina
Deadline: June 4, 2021

Georgia Museum of Art: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics
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The Young Affiliates of the Mint, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, are seeking works of art produced
by southeastern artists for the second installment of Coined in the South. Coined in the South is about bridging the gap between the museum, the gallery, and the studio, to highlight the innovative and thought-provoking works produced by the creative innovators of the southeastern arts community. The show is not confined to any single aesthetic, theme, or medium.


Open Call for Artwork in Response to Freeman Vines’ Hanging Tree Guitars
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Deadline: June 4, 2021

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is seeking artist submissions to participate in Community Chords, a juried group exhibition inspired by the work of Freeman Vines, a NC–based artist, luthier, and one-time blues musician who makes contemporary art sculptures and guitars.


The Working Artist Project
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: June 9, 2021

The Working Artist Project (WAP) is a year-long fellowship program facilitated by The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Now celebrating its 14th year, the program was created by MOCA GA to champion established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Each year a guest curator selects three applicants to receive a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, a full-color catalog, and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year.

This year’s guest curator is Jordan Carter, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers
National and International
Deadline: June 10, 2021

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards two $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 their website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.


Westobou Call for Curators
Augusta, Georgia
Deadline: June 11, 2021

Each year, Westobou will partner with a guest curator to allow our community to be introduced to contemporary artwork through a different lens. Applications are now open for a curator to work with emerging and experimental artists to concept an exhibition at Westobou Gallery from June-August of 2022. The selected curator will be given an honoraria for their time, research and work related to the exhibition including a 500-word essay about the artwork.


MINT’s Eighth Annual Juried Exhibition
Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline: June 15, 2021

MINT’s Annual Juried Exhibition seeks to showcase the work of some of the most dynamic and innovative emerging cultural producers currently working in the United States.This year’s exhibition will be juried by Black Women in Visual Art (BWVA) founders Lauren Jackson Harris and Daricia Mia DeMarr. In its eighth iteration, the exhibition will feature one or more works from the practice of every selected national, regional, and local contemporary artist.


On::View Artist Residency Program
Savannah, Georgia
Deadline: June 15, 2021

Sulfur Studios is offering a Residency space off their lobby.  Successful applicants will propose a project that will engage the community over the course of the residency period. The residency studio has large, street level, east facing windows, which allow the community to view residents’ work outside of public open hours.  Artists may work in any medium suitable to the space. Artists will have multiple opportunities to meet and connect with the local art community over the course of the residency.


[email protected]: Moving Images from Contemporary Black Voices in Art
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Deadline: June 30, 2021


Guest Curator Duane Cyrus is seeking artist submissions for [email protected], a special exhibition coming to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in November 2021. Cyrus is especially seeking photographic works. However, work in other disciplines, including but not limited to film, sculpture, mural, and poetry are encouraged to apply


Call for Teaching Artists – Summer Art Camp 2021
Birmingham, Alabama
Deadline: Open until positions are filled

Space One Eleven is currently seeking artists with previous teaching experience for rising 2nd through 5th graders during summer art camps. Summer art camps meet for 1 week sessions from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 19 and July 26, 2021. Payment for teaching is $875 per week. Each camp is limited to 8 to 15 students, depending on public health ordinances.


Tusen Takk Foundation
Leland, MI
Deadline: July 15, 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.


Studios at MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA
Deadline: July 8, 2021

The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to twelve artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2-8 weeks. Applications for Winter/Spring 2022 are now open.


Westobou Artist in Residence
Augusta, GA
Deadline: July 30, 2021

The Westobou Artist in Residence program awards free studio space to 1 emerging or mid-career Augusta-based visual artists for 1 year (Jan-Dec 2022) at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA). The program provides a stipend for research, tools and supplies to build a body of work for an exhibition at Westobou Gallery in the beginning of 2023. In collaboration with the GHIA, the artist-in-residence will teach a year-long workshop series to community members. Submissions are due on July 30, 2021 and the selected artist will be notified in August 2021.


The Current Art Fund Grants for Artists in Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Deadline: July 31, 2021

The Current Art Fund seeks to support visual artists in creating dynamic, public-facing, and non-commercially viable projects that are essential to the fabric of the contemporary visual art scene across the state of Tennessee. The fund annually disburses grants totaling $60,000 to Tennessee-based artists 21 years of age and older in support of project expenses.


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