October 2020

By September 30, 2020
Part of Suite Américaine, a series of artworks by 2020 Craft Research Fund Fellow BA Harrington.

Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship
Deadline: October 1, 2020


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.

The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency
Deadline: October 1, 2020

This six-week residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute provides an emerging visual artist with the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.

Vermont Studio Center
Deadline: October 1, 2020

The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984 with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains in the town of Johnson. Various fellowships for multiple disciplines are available.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Artist Residency
Deadline: October 4, 2020

The National Parks Arts Foundation invites artists of all artistic media to join their artist-in-residency program at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which offers a $2,000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, and workshops.

Textile and Design Alliance Residency
Deadline: October 4, 2020

Each year, TaDA offers a work stay in Switzerland to between six to eight national and international artists. The residents develop innovative projects in the fields of art, design, architecture, literature, the performing arts or in transdisciplinary contexts. The residency periods are scheduled for: April – June 2021 and September – November 2021. 

Business Facade pARTnership Grant
Deadline: October 7, 2020

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has opened the 2020-2021 Business Façade pARTnership Grant for businesses to apply for capital improvements to the façade of their business site by a local artist or maker professional. Grants could be up to $40,000 and will vary depending on the cost to implement the approved capital improvement design. This is the business application deadline. A call for artist and maker professionals, featuring the façade improvement project opportunities, will be announced in November.

1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
Deadline: October 11, 2020

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 from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply. There is a $25 required application fee.

Arquetopia Foundation & International Artist Residency
Deadline: October 11, 2020

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. The comprehensive, customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. The residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 20 and over.  E-mail Chris at [email protected] for more information.

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship
Deadline: October 12, 2020

This five-month residential fellowship is designed to support emerging artists who create work rooted in social change. Artists will receive work and live space, a $5,000 stipend, and more.

Foundwork Artist Prize
Deadline: October 15, 2020

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practice by contemporary artists. The 2020 honoree will receive an unrestricted 10,000 USD grant and studio visits with each of this year’s distinguished jurors—Natasha Ginwala, Anat Ebgi, Kalup Linzy, Humberto Moro, Rachel Adams, and Michael Ruiz.

Artadia Atlanta Deadline: October 15

Artadia is a non profit that distributes unrestricted grants of 10,000$ in each of its partner cities. To be eligible artists must not be in a degree program, have lived in Atlanta for at least two years, and not be related to the Artadia staff. For more information visit their website.

The Bennett Prize
Deadline: October 16, 2020

The Bennett Prize awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years.

Miriam’s Open Call for Black Curators
Deadline: October 16, 2020

This residency gives two emerging curators and thinkers the resources and support to realize a six-week-long exhibition at Miriam in 2021. Miriam seeks to shift the culture of inequality that affects the art industry by establishing a meaningfully inclusive curatorial agenda that reflects the populations they support. 

Artist Relief Grant Cycle VII
Deadline: October 21, 2020

In response to the overwhelming need for emergency financial assistance in the creative community, the coalition of organizations administering the Artist Relief fund announce a raise of nearly $20 million and will extend grantmaking through December. The Artist Relief Grant will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. Applicants should demonstrate a pressing and critical need for emergency support to be considered for this grant. 

Antenna Gallery Open Calls
Deadline: October 22, 2020

Antenna is excited to announce its annual open call for creator driven projects taking place in 2021. You can apply for the opportunity to exhibit at Antenna Gallery, have a book published by Antenna’s Paper Machine, or have a month long residency at the Paper Machine publishing center. 

Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
Deadline: October 31, 2020

This is an annual grant, now worth $7,000, that will be awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. Work can be experimental animation, experimental documentary, experimental narrative, cross-genre, or solely experimental.

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.

Idea Capital Atlanta
Deadline: November 1, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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