Calls for Artists: September 2021

By August 31, 2021
Trenity Thomas, On Foot, 2020; photographic print, 30 by 30 inches. Courtesy the artist and Innovate Grant. Thomas, a New Orleans-based artist, is the latest recipient of the Innovate Grant in Photography.
KAWS Prints now at the High Museum through March 27

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.

Rhizome ArtBase Open Call: Executable Poetry
U.S. and International
Deadline: September 8, 2021

Rhizome has announced the first in a series of open calls for artworks to be considered for accession to the newly revamped ArtBase. The theme for the first open call is Executable Poetry. Rhizome invites submissions from artists who explore computation as a tool for poetic composition or decomposition. Accepted artworks could include generative writing, expressive bots, poetic re-interpretations of computer code, hypertext poems, and data-driven poetry. Artists will be notified about the status of their submissions by October 15, 2021.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Program
Amherst, VA
Deadline: September 15, 2021

VCCA’s residency program at Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia, has reopened. Applications for international programs remain on hold.

Admission to VCCA is a highly selective process based on a review of applications by peer review panels consisting of professional artists. Separate panels are created for each category (poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists). Panelists undergo a periodic review to ensure VCCA selections are made by the highest-caliber artists in each discipline. Panelists are rotated regularly.

Gibbes Museum of Art 2022 Visiting Artist Application
Charleston, SC
Deadline: September 15, 2021

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting submissions for the 2022 Visiting Artist. The program features eight artists annually whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. 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. Visiting Artists receive a weekly honorarium and one-time materials stipend. Following the residency, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit 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.

Hambidge Center Spring 2022 Artist Residency
Rabun Gap, GA
Deadline: September 15, 2021

This residency is open to all kinds of creative practitioners including visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, and arts and cultural administrators.  Located on 600 acres in the north Georgia mountains, each resident has a private studio & living space, with socially distanced meals provided four nights a week. Two-week to eight-week self-directed residencies. ADA-compliant studios available. Financial aid and Distinguished Fellowships (provides stipend + fee waiver) are available. No references required. $30 application fee.

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.

Georgia Museum of Art: Modern Native American Printmakers on view through January 30

MARTA Artbound
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: September 17, 2021

MARTA Artbound seeks an artist to create a series of murals on all sides of six large columns at Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA Station. The murals will complement a sculptural work located in the same general area (south Bus Loop), and the selected artist should plan to collaborate with the sculptor as they design the mural. The selected artist will work with HCP and MARTA Artbound to develop the creative content, installation schedule, and other project details. HCP will coordinate with the onsite developer to provide lifts, primer
application, and general site access to the artist and project team. Artists will be paid for 500 square feet at $30/square foot ($15,000). This sum will also cover all materials and supplies. Lifts and priming will be covered by the developer and will not factor into the artist fee. Applicants should send a biography, artist statement, and 5-10 examples of past work by Friday, September 17 to Tracey Crosby, [email protected]

Wendy’s Subway Open Reading Period
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: September 30, 2021

Wendy’s Subway seeks submissions of innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre work that charts new possibilities and expressions of poetic form. The winner will author a publication, receive an honorarium of $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 author copies. This call has a $20 entry fee.

Craft Research Fund Grants — Artist Fellowship

Deadline: October 4, 2021

The Craft Research Fund — Artist Fellowship is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States. Awards of $20,000 will be granted to two artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft.

Craft Research Fund Grants — Exhibition Grant

Deadline: October 4, 2021

Grants up to $15,000 awarded to support exhibition research that encourages, expands, and supports scholarly craft research in the United States. Proposals are welcome from museum, non-profit gallery, and independent curators. Grant funds may be used to support research activities including travel for research, commissioning essays for contributors, documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, and/or as part of the research for future exhibitions.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
U.S. and territories

Deadline: October 4, 2021

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists, including visual and media artists and choreographers. Artists of color, artists living with disabilities, and those based outside of the East and West coasts are particularly encouraged to apply.

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
U.S. South
Deadline: October 15, 2021

The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists who reside, work in, or are from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply.

Idea Capital Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Deadline: October 30, 2021

Idea Capital makes grants ranging from $500 to $5000 to metropolitan Atlanta artists to encourage experimental and investigative art projects, including the awarding of one travel grant. We seek to foster a new tone of experimentation and support in the Atlanta art world, as well as encourage a larger framework of support.

KAWS Prints now at the High Museum through March 27

ArtFields 2022
U.S. South
Deadline: November 1, 2021

Southeastern artists, both emerging and established, are invited to apply for ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, SC. ArtFields will award $100,000 in prize money during its art competition and festival. Accepted artists are invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues for nine days. Winners are determined by popular choice and juried panel.

Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant
Deadline: November 15, 2021

This grant includes a stipend of $350 a week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access.

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.

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