Call for Artists: November 2023

By November 01, 2023
Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s sculptures at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky. Photograph by and courtesy of the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, Kentucky.

ARTPapers Arts Writing Workshop in New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: November 3, 2023


The program’s goal is to develop diverse Black underrepresented voices in art writing, increase awareness of writing opportunities, build community among New Orleans-based writers, and encourage inclusive practices that can undo existing norms informed by structural inequity and exclusionary practices. This program is for New Orleans-based Black writers: primarily emerging ones, but attendance is also open to experienced arts writers. Participants will leave the program with strategies for writing about contemporary arts and culture topics, pitching to editors. They will create connections to a network of writers, editors, and publications. The initiative seeks to increase the quantity and visibility of arts writing that covers New Orleans and the Gulf South region. The workshop is FREE and open to writers based in New Orleans.

Bernheim’s 2024 Artist in Residence Program
Clermont, Kentucky
Deadline: November 27, 2023

For over four decades, the Artist in Residence program at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. Established in 1980, this internationally renowned program annually awards artists the opportunity to live and create site specific work inspired by their total immersion experience in the natural environment. Up to four artists are selected for residencies at Bernheim on an annual basis, each with a stipend of $2500. One residency is always dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana. One residency is dedicated to an artist whose work addresses environmental issues and climate change.

Locust Projects 2023 Project Room Open Call
Miami, Florida
Deadline: November 30, 2023

Locust Projects invites local, national, and international artists to apply for the opportunity to access the space and resources to create ambitious, large-scale new work in our 625 sq ft PROJECT ROOM in our new space at 297 NE 67th Street. 


Proposals are reviewed by a rotating jury comprised of local, national and international artists that have previously exhibited at Locust Projects and one local curator. Locust Projects provides selected artists with curatorial guidance, production budget, artist W.A.G.E. fee, documentation, and an opportunity to stay in the Locust Projects residency.

Project 514 415
National & Online
Deadline: November 30, 2023

Project 514 415 invites all artists and writers (professional or amateur) to be inspired to share their endometriosis journey their way. We would love everyone who has endometriosis or has been impacted by endometriosis to take part in project 514 415, to share the highs, lows, triumphant, despondent, joyous, and daily life of endometriosis. All submissions will be showcased in an exhibition and published into a coffee table book, where the effects of living with endometriosis is the central theme. The aim of Project 514 415 is to humanize and raise awareness of the effects and impact that endometriosis has on sufferers, their families, futures, careers, friendships, medical care, mental health, dreams, studying, etc. All art and literature submissions exploring your endometriosis journey will be accepted, with selected Art & Literature pieces being selected for a gallery exhibition. Media can include but not limited to; acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, bronze, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fibre art, graphite, glass art, illustration, jewelry, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, sculpture, video, and watercolor. Literature can include poems and short stories limited to 5000 words.

ON::View Residency Program at Sulfur Studios
Savannah, Georgia
Deadline: December 1, 202

Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District at Sulfur Studios, the ON::VIEW Artist Residency provides a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a new project, to continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. Sulfur Studios’ visitors and passersby on the sidewalk witness the artists’ process as it unfolds in real time, seeing all the steps involved from concept to final execution. Community events like workshops, performances, public art projects and artist talks, offer creative ways to interact with the public. The ON::View Residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media.

This call has a $50 application fee.

2024 Open Call: Art on The Plaza at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Miami, Florida
Deadline: December 29, 2023

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami is pleased to announce an open call to South Florida artists for a commission opportunity as part of the 2024 Art on the Plaza initiative. This year, MOCA NoMi is offering the opportunity for local artists to submit their work through an open call for Art on the Plaza 2024. They are requesting qualifications and concept proposals from professional artists in an effort to promote temporary installations on our public plaza and inspire our community and museum visitors. Interested artists are invited to make concept proposals for temporary public art installations spanning three to four months in duration, with projects opening in March 2024. Submissions will be reviewed by a MOCA-appointed committee and selections will be announced on January 27, 2024. 

Azule Artist Residency Mountain Retreat
Deadline: Rolling
Hot Springs, North Carolina

As an emerging community-based organization, Azule has developed a residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Located on 35 rural acres in Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Azule’s facility is the result of decades of work by local craftsmen, using predominantly locally harvested or reused materials and constructed with traditional techniques. Artists must be 18 years old or older to apply, with international applicants eligible to participate in the residency.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Deadline: Rolling

Artists and artist-journalist teams can apply for grants to support topical work. Those with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also eligible. Grants range from $500–$5,000 per project.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling

These monthly grants range from $500–$3,000, with the average amount being $1,700. Visual and performing artists whose work has a contemporary, experimental nature and who have a US Tax ID Number can apply.

Nancy Norton Tomasko Scholarship
Deadline: Rolling

The Nancy Norton Tomasko Scholarship fund is dedicated to providing financial support for individuals wishing to learn more about the book arts. The Center will award scholarships covering the full tuition and materials for one course per individual. Awardees are selected based on financial need and proof of having satisfied the prerequisites for the desired course. Please fill out and submit the following form at least three weeks before the start date of the workshop to be considered for financial assistance.

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