January 2021

By January 04, 2021
North Carolina-based artist Sherrill Roland is the latest recipient of the Southern Prize awarded annually by South Arts. Applications for this year’s prize are open through January 11.

The Next Gulf South Writer in the Woods
Deadline: January 8, 2021

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Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, supports the creative work, scholarship and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region. The Studio in the Woods seeks Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, people of color speculative fiction writers working in prose, poetry, and stage or screenwriting. Writers will receive a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners.


South Arts Southern Prize Deadline: January 11, 2021

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South Arts is committed to practices and funding that create greater cultural equity, represent the diversity of our region, are inclusive of diverse voices and artistic expression, and are accessible to everyone. This award focuses on visual artists and distributes more than $80,000 in multiple different prize categories.


Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

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This year, in response to the extensive need in the creative community for monetary support and career guidance, Adobe is excited to announce a $1 million Creative Residency Community Fund. This fund will enable the support of many more creators by funding their projects and hiring them for Adobe-commissioned projects. You can choose to apply for one of the following: a paid Adobe project commission or a grant for your own project.


Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a one-time micro-grant of $200. If you are interested in donating to the fund, click here.


ARTNOIR Jar of Love Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a one-time micro grant of $200. This information will be kept confidential. If you have documents that you would like to attach to your application, please email them to [email protected].


Blackacre Reserve Writing Residency
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Blackacre Writing Residency is located in a beautiful, 300-acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. The writer receives a $200 honorarium and resides for 1–2 weeks in a furnished house on the grounds. The period of the residency is dependent on the institution’s overall schedule of visiting artists and writers. In turn, the writer has an immense amount of say as to when they occupy the residency, having the ability to delay beginning the residency for up to a year from being awarded the residency. Residents are welcome to bring their partners. There is a $20 application fee.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.


Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling Basis

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.


Lyndon House Arts Foundation
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Guest Artist/Curator project seeks individuals who identify as BIPOC, residing within Athens and ten surrounding counties to develop, design, an art exhibition to be on display for six-to-eight weeks in the Galleries at LHAC. There are three planned cycles for these exhibitions starting in May 2021. A competitive stipend of $1000 is provided to the Guest Artist/Curator for their creative
contribution. For further information please email [email protected]


NES Artist Residency
Deadline: Rolling Basis

NES Artist Residency was founded in March 2008 in Skagaströnd, a small town in North West Iceland. The first artists in residence arrived in June of that year. As one of the largest residencies in Iceland, NES currently hosts between 90–120 artists per year. NES provides artists with a workspace and living quarters within Skagaströnd, and the freedom to create as they wish.


Red Bull Artist Microgrants
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Red Bull Arts will award two $1,000 grants each month to artists in the following 20 cities across the United States: Atlanta, Austin/San Antonio, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Hudson Valley (NY), Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Providence, St Louis, and the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul).  These funds are meant to support artists in continuing their work however they see fit in this difficult moment.


Rhizome Microgrant Program
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The microgrant program awards $500–$1,500 to proposals with a compelling vision for net art, which considers political radicalization and the internet.


For more opportunities, please visit BOMB and Creative Capital. For more resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go here.

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