Artists and creative thinkers watching the grant-application cycle this year will note that February is a big month for deadlines. There are no less than five calls for proposals available from metro-Atlanta organizations (though not all exclusive to local applicants), and the due dates are all just around the corner.
1. FLUX 2011 call for proposals
Meet with Flux: Open for appointments January 17-28
Deadline: February 28
Flux Projects’s call for proposals for this year’s big October blockbuster begins with a refreshingly friendly gesture: “Artists, creative teams, and curators are invited to meet with Flux Projects January 17-28, either in person or by phone, to discuss their proposals, possible sites, and assistance with technology.” Flux Projects is interesting in meeting artists halfway, especially since the overall character of the event is a patchwork quilt of individual artworks working together. Click here to download the PDF, or visit Flux Projects’s website for more info.
2. Center for Chemical Evolution project grant in the arts
Up to $3,000
Deadline: February 1
Emory University’s Center for Creativity and Arts teams up with the Center for Chemical Evolution (an inter-institutional network including researchers from Georgia Tech, Spelman College, and even SETI, the institute dedicated to the search for extraterrestrials) to provide up to $3,000 for “unique works of art that explore the theme of origins of life chemistry.” Click here for more info.
3. ATHICA The Way Things Work call for entries
Deadline: February 11
The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is calling for art that “investigates, reveals, or deconstructs the nature of systems.” The exhibition encourages a variety of critically engaged work, specifically listing time-based or site-specific methods as possible ideas. Click here for more info.
4. MOCA GA Working Artist Project awards
$12,000 stipend, solo exhibition, and more
Deadline: February 19
Michael Rooks, curator of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum, joins Annette Cone Skelton of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) in selecting three artists for the 2011 Working Artist Project awards. Each award includes a $12,000 stipend, a paid studio assistant for up to 300 hours during the year of the project, and a solo exhibition at MOCA GA, among other perks. Click here for more info.
5. ACP Public Art call for proposals
Deadline: February 28
Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), the annual October festival dedicated to “lens-based” media, is searching for “proposals that take advantage of public art’s ability to reach new audiences, and to create an experience that is a dynamic hybrid of art in the public sphere.” Previous ACP Public Art projects include works by Karen Brummund, Beth Lilly, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, and Matt Haffner. Click here for more info.
Please leave a comment if you know of more grant opportunities or calls for proposals!