November 2015 and Beyond

Sculpture Space, Utica NY
Sculpture Space, Utica, New York.


Sculpture Space
Location: Utica, NY
Residencies are scheduled between September and August, excluding December, with no more than four artists in residency at a time. Artists are expected to stay and work for a two-month period. Residents have access to the studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are responsible for their own materials, specialized tools, fees for work done outside the premises, and for an assistant, should they require one. Residents typically spend approximately $1,000 per month on materials and expenses.
Application period: November 1 – December 31

Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome 
Location: Rome, Italy
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Selected artists receive living space and a studio in Rome.
Deadline: November 1

Art Farm Opens 
Location: Marquette, NE
Art Farm’s artist residency program is for emerging or established professionals in all areas of the arts. It offers accommodations and studio space in exchange for a contribution of 12 hours of labor per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds, as well as other projects suited to skills and temperament.
Application opens November 1.

Idea Capital
Location: Atlanta
Idea Capital offers grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Atlanta-area artists to encourage experimental and investigative art projects across all genres of the arts: including visual art, dance, literature, performance, digital media, music, curatorial projects, critical writing, film, and video. They encourage previously unfunded applicants to try again. Head here for application information.
Deadline: November 3

Atlanta Contemporary and bartaco
Location: Atlanta
In a curatorial collaboration with the Atlanta Contemporary, Bartaco will showcase local artwork on the billboard that sits atop the restaurant on the city’s West Side, at 969 Marietta Street NW. Send examples of your work (no more than five selections) in a high-res format. Entry deadline for the 2015-16 exhibition round is Friday, Nov 13 at 11:59 PM. This offer is open to artists living or working in the Greater Atlanta Metro area. Winners will be notified by email by the end of November. For more information please head here.
Deadline: November 13

Modular Art Pods
Location: Nashville
The call for artists for Modular Art Pods at OZ Arts Nashville in June 2016 is now open. The installation will be up for five days, June 21 to 25. As a part of OZ’s Thursday Night Things series, there will be live performances on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.  They’re looking for two types of participants: artists who will build their own art pods, and performers who will perform in 3-hour time slots. Applications must be submitted between September 30 and November 18, 2015. Before you submit, please read the About page, the Pod Rules, and the Pod Building Guides. You are welcome to submit multiple ideas. Just fill out a separate application for each. Apply here.
Deadline: November 18

Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Location: Atlanta
The Atlanta Photography Group is looking for strong bodies of work for “Portfolio 2016.” This year’s juror, Lisa Sutcliffe, curator of photography at the Milwaukee Art Museum, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition at the APG Gallery this January. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the 2016 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2,500. For more information, click here.
Deadline: November 20

Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
Location: Boone, NC
Submissions to the contest must be received online at the organization’s website  ( by November 20 at 5pm. The contest will culminate in a juried show next spring at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA). Entrants will be eligible this year for over $4,000 in cash and prizes.
Deadline: November 20


Summer Artist Residency at Artspace
Location: Raleigh, Virginia
The Summer Artist-In-Residence program at Artspace provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community. It is also an opportunity for an artist to exhibit the work she/he creates immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist teaches two classes or workshops in conjunction with the Artspace Summer Arts Program (ASAP) and presents a general lecture or demonstration about his/her own work or a related topic. Learn more about this residency here.
Deadline: December 6

Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Residency
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
The Master Artist Residency was the core program at our founding, and it has served over 3,500 emerging and midcareer artists from many disciplines. The residency is unique in that it is a mentoring program that couples prominent Master Artists with selected Associate Artists for three-week periods. Since residencies are process-based and not product-driven, time can be spent on previously existing projects, on new experiments, or on collaborations. The residency is also unique in that it focuses on creating conversations and the sharing of ideas between three disciplines per program, which can include visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians as well as many other types of art. Please visit About the Master Artists-in-Residence Program to learn more.
Deadline: December 6

Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship Grant
Location: Anywhere
This year’s Artist as Activist Fellowship provides the opportunity for creative professionals who are committed to moving the dial on mass incarceration, and by extension racial justice, to seek a robust set of resources to advance their work. This is a departure from last year’s grant cycle, which invited artists pursuing projects on any topic to apply for support. Moving forward, the Artist as Activist Fellowship will be guided by an alternating theme. For the 2016 and 2017 cycles of the fellowship, the thematic frame is racial justice through the lens of mass incarceration. For more information, please head here.
Deadline: December 7

The Wassaic Artist Residency
Location: Wassaic, NY
The Wassaic Artist Residency exists to provide a genuine and intimate context for art-making, and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity to reopen the Winter Resident Application exclusively for writers!  We recognize the limited number of writers that live and work with us each season, and thus want to address that need.  We accept 1 – 3 month proposals for our Winter Residency Season exclusively for Writers (February – April). Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.  Please head here for more information.
Deadline: December 15

Wassaic Family Artist Residency
Location: Wassaic, NY
We recognize that artists who have families often opt-out of peer community building for practical reasons: residencies don’t often take children, events happen late at night, childcare is expensive.  Bowie, Jeff and Eve (Wassaic co-founders) have kids; they’re all artists.  They have families that they want to be with and not away from.  And they ALSO want to connect with other artist peer groups and build community.  While we can’t solve all these problems at once (yet!), we have solved the first one:  we now offer Family Residencies from October – May from 1 to 8 weeks in length.  We accept proposals for 1 to 8 weeks from January through May, and will work with each family to accommodate their specific needs.  Each Family will be provided with an individual lodge complete with a kitchen, laundry, bathroom, and two bedrooms – one for you, the parent(s), and one for your children.  Please head here for more information.
Deadline: December 15

The Mill Hill Visiting Social Practice Residency Program
Location: Macon, GA
The Mill Hill Visiting Social Practice Residency Program is open to all US-based artists with a history of socially engaged work, especially those with a history of working in neighborhoods to build social capacity and social cohesion. Artists are welcome to bring families and pets (indoor pets only) but be advised that the live/work space is about 1000 sq. feet. These were originally mill houses. There is flexibility to provide space, tools and equipment for large scale work. The project director will be a resource to ensure that all artists have access to the tools and equipment they need. Visual artists, writers, architects, designers, performance artists, and urban planners with a history of working in the field of social practice art are invited to apply.  Please visit our website for more information and the application link.
Deadline: December 31

Location: Greenhill, North Carolina
Greenhill’s Pop-Up Residency is a 10-day program in which selected North Carolina artists create and exhibit artworks in ArtQuest. A Pop-Up Residency is perfect for the artist who enjoys interaction with visitors and likes to engage in active conversations about creative practices and artmaking. Our goal is for the artist to be energized by the interactions and for the visitor to deepen their experience at Greenhill and help them make connections between the works in the gallery and an artist’s creative process. Pop-Up Residency is a competitive process with applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Materials stipend of $200 is provided for each selected artist as well as access to some of the resources of ArtQuest. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM, and Greenhill’s First Friday event from 6-9 PM, offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors. Selected artists will be required to document their residency using Greenhill’s blog. To apply, head here.
Deadline: January 6, 2016

Please leave a comment below if you know of more grant opportunities, calls for proposals, or residencies. Look for BURNAWAY‘s Call for Artists listings at the beginning of every month.

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