November 2020

By October 28, 2020
Ebony Blanding, Talk to Plants (still), 2018. Blanding received an Idea Capital Grant in 2018; applications for the program are open through November 1.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2020

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Boynes Emerging Artist Award 3rd Edition
Deadline: November 1, 2020

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an independent, international online art competition with a prize pool of over $15,000 USD and completely artist-run. There is no set theme for our competition, we simply require you to submit the best in your portfolio. Our goal is to give artists a platform for their work, and exposure for emerging artists everywhere. There is a $25 entry fee for this call.

Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art at the Hunter Museum through January 8th

Deadline: November 1, 2020

ArtFields will award $100,000 in prize money during our art competition and festival in Lake City, South Carolina. Accepted artists are invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues for nine days. Venues include everything from a former mercantile to an historic barbershop. Winners are determined by popular choice and juried panel.

Idea Capital Atlanta
Deadline: November 8, 2020

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.

Castleberry Hill Signal Boxes Project
Deadline: November 9, 2020

As a part of Atlanta’s Historic Arts District, The Castleberry Hill Signal Boxes Project is looking to transform our neighborhood’s traffic signal boxes into artistic masterpieces. Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association would like to create memorable artwork throughout the historic arts district.

Each selected artist will receive $500 and can be reimbursed up to $100 for supplies. Artists will be selected based on sample rendering submitted and its applicability to Castleberry Hill. 

Artadia Awards
Deadline: November 15, 2020

All visual artists living and working in the current award city of Houston, TX. Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. In the past 18 years, Artadia has awarded over $5 million to more than 333 artists throughout its participating award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

Creative Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers
Deadline: November 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the seminar will take place entirely online. The seminar is tuition-free for participants. Those selected must attend the entire duration of the workshop.Participants will engage in lectures from visiting artists and publishers in the field to discuss the production, distribution, history and practice of creative publishing. The seminar will be led by MC Hyland over the course of a month: mid January through mid February. There is a $20 application fee for this call.

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Hypatia-in-the-Woods was created to provide physical and mental space, solitude, and time for women to pursue their creative endeavors, undistracted by the everyday demands of a job, family, or other obligations. Open to artists, writers, and academics to experience the tranquil setting of Holly House, the small cottage that serves as our residential retreat and study center.

Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry
Deadline: November 15, 2020

This annual national poetry prize is worth $1,000 for first place, and $250 for runners up. The prize celebrates risk, innovation, and emotional engagement, and  encourage poets from underrepresented groups and backgrounds to send apply.

The Dots Between Fellowship
Deadline: November 16, 2020

The Dots Between has an open application virtual fellowship for artists to gain financial literacy. The fellowship comes with $500, and is open to artists in any discipline who are based in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas.

Rafael Soldi: A body in transit is now on view at the Frost Museum, Miami through December 4

The Hopper Prize
Deadline: November 17, 2020

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. This merit-based award offers five artists unrestricted prizes of $1,000, as well as a platform for increased visibility.

Atlanta Contemporary Nexus Fund
Deadline: November 22, 2020

The Nexus Fund: Emergency Relief, in this first year, will give $1,000 to support 60 self-identifying visual artists. In order to ensure that artists of every ethnicity, race, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability status, and socioeconomic class have access to this fund, Atlanta Contemporary will work with new and established partners to reach communities that have been historically underrepresented.

ATL Legacy Makers Call for Proposals
Deadline: November 23, 2020

Central Atlanta Progress, in partnership with the City of Atlanta, is launching an open competition for a public commemoration of Atlanta’s inheritance exemplified by two Atlanta mayors, Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson. The effort aims to embrace the legacy that Atlantans—now and next—are charged to carry forward. Assembling a team inclusive of artists, architects, designers, and urbanists is encouraged.

Roswell Arts Fund Call for Print Deadline: November 23, 2020

Roswell Arts Fund, in partnership with the City of Roswell, Getty Images, and the Hagan Family Foundation is seeking entries from photographers as part of this exciting outdoor photography exhibition. The Roswell in Print photography exhibit is designed to highlight the diverse characteristics of the City of Roswell, using visual storytellers to capture it through beautiful, compelling imagery and displayed in a non-traditional space.

Emerging and professional artists are asked to submit images and the selected images will be displayed along a “photo wall” in a non-traditional space in Roswell. The exhibit will be on display for a minimum of 3 months. Artwork will be displayed in locations that allow for a safe, socially distanced experience.

The Drawing Center: Viewing Program 20/21
Deadline: November 30, 2020

Viewing Program 20/21, a new initiative that builds upon the organization’s forty-year history of offering opportunities and support to contemporary artists, offers sixty participating artists mentorship in the form of virtual studio visits by The Drawing Center’s Artist in Residence, Lisa Sigal, and portfolio reviews by The Drawing Center’s curatorial team. From this pool of sixty artists, six will be selected by The Drawing Center’s curators to host an online public program centered on a single drawing.

Foundwork Artist Prize
Deadline: November 30, 2020

This prize is designed to provide financial support for the winner’s practice and at the same time further Foundwork’s mission to create opportunities for artists regardless of their prior network or recognition. The winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant as well as a studio visit with each of the jurors to cultivate a dialogue around the winner’s work.

There is no separate application for the Foundwork Artist Prize. In order to participate and be considered, an artist only needs to meet the eligibility criteria and have a published profile on Foundwork, with at least five published artworks, throughout the selection period: October 15– November 30, 2020.

Southern Cultures: Call for Papers
Deadline: November 30, 2020

Southern Cultures encourages submissions from scholars, writers, and artists for The Abolitionist South, to be published Fall 2021. For The Abolitionist South, we seek submissions that make visible a radical US South which has long envisioned a world without policing, prisons, or other forms of punishment. Submissions can explore any topic or theme, and we welcome explorations of the region in the forms Southern Cultures publishes: scholarly articles, memoir, interviews, surveys, photo essays, and shorter feature essays.

Camayuhs Flat File Program
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Camayuhs is pleased to launch it’s second Flat File  program this February. All artists will be chosen from an open call. An array of approaches towards flat media will be considered: drawing, collage, printmaking, and photography. The submitted work may be emblematic of a core practice or represent a departure from a larger body of work.

Tri-Star Arts Current Art Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Current Art Fund seeks to elevate artists from historically underserved communities whose projects would be significantly impacted by the receipt of this grant. Applicants must reside in the state of Tennessee. BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Deadline: Rolling Basis

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].

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.

Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling Basis

NYFA and the Rasuchenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.

Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art at the Hunter Museum through January 8th

Red Bull Artist Microgrants
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Red Bull Arts will award two $1000 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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