Artist Opportunities: May - August 2023

Below, you'll find a comprehensive list of grants, residencies, and other opportunities open to artists in various disciplines including visual arts, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and much more. Take a look and explore the possibilities!

Collectors attending the Opening Reception of The Tracy Piper's "All I Need" solo exhibition of vibrant figurative paintings on view at Voss Gallery in San Francisco, February 7-29, 2020.

Meantime, Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco

Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco accepts submissions for “Meantime,” activations of the museum with workshops, performances, and pop-ups for July & August 2023.

The ICA is prioritizing residency proposals where artists are actively making new work and focused on public engagement and activation of the space. The ICA asks for two types of proposals: pop-ups such as performances, workshops, events, one-time activations; and artist residency projects using the museum as a studio space.

DEADLINE: May 21, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: Bay Area artists

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Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence

Studio Museum in Harlem offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international artists working in any media.

Individuals selected for the residency receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, studio space, and a stipend paid out over the course of the residency. The residency culminates with a group exhibition.

DEADLINE: May 21, 2023

ELIGIBILITY: Local/National/International; Any media

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Creation & Development Fund, National Performance Network

The Creation & Development Fund supports the creation, development, and mobility of new artistic work that advances racial and cultural justice and results in live experiential exchange between artists and community. Through the investment of commissioning funds from arts organizations and NPN direct subsidies, each project is eligible for multi-level support.

DEADLINE: May 22, 2023
PROJECT FUNDING: Minimum of $12,000
ELIGIBILITY: International; All medium

All About Photo Solo Exhibition

All About Photo is accepting submissions for their 2023 Online Juried Solo Exhibition. The solo exhibition competition is open to any category of photography or subject matter. Application fee is $45 for a submission of 6 to 14 images.

DEADLINE: May 23, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: International; Photography

Materia Prima: Call for Entry

The Materia Prima Juried Call for Entry Exhibition is open to all artists currently residing in the Southeastern United States. Artists are invited to submit works in all media that explore the theme of MATERIALITY. 

ARTS Southeast is seeking work that considers materials in new or novel ways, that engage the senses and expand our understanding of media as material. Submissions that introduce the jury to new ways of understanding and interacting with the world around us are encouraged.

DEADLINE: May 28, 2023
APPLICATION FEE: $35 for three images; $25 for ARTS Southeast Supporters
LOCATION: Savannah, GA
ELIGIBILITY: Southeastern Region of the US, this includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia; Any medium

McColl Center Artist in Residence

McColl Center seeks applications for the Fall 2023 Artist-in-Residence program. This internationally acclaimed program serves as a catalyst for artistic growth for emerging and mid-career artists.

McColl Center is a 30,000-square-foot facility with shared labs including a woodshop, ceramics + sculpture studio, printmaking lab, media lab, a 3D lab with a 3D printer and laser cutter, and a communal kitchen. Artists-in-Residence participate in a group exhibition and lead one to two community engagements centered around their practice.

DEADLINE: May 26, 2023
LOCATION: Charlotte, NC
ELIGIBILITY: US-based; Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, or interdisciplinary practices; Minimum age is 21

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Residencies at Marble House Project

Marble House Project accepts applications for their 2024 Season Artist-in-Residency Program. 

Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration and the exchange of ideas, by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work together. The residency integrates sustainable practices, including small-scale organic food production and waste conservation.

DEADLINE: May 30, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: US-based & Abroad; All disciplines; 21 years+

Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program

The Cultural Space Subsidy Program offers artists and cultural nonprofits the opportunity to rent office and studio spaces in Two Trees' commercial buildings in DUMBO, Brooklyn at rates below market value. 

The Program has allocated 50,000 square feet of space to be granted to those applicants who exhibit the strongest evidence of their ability and intention to contribute to the social welfare of DUMBO and the wider Brooklyn community.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: International; Exhibition history or community-focused practice

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded to an outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. 

This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 - 5 week stay at Oak Spring.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2023
AWARD INFO: $10,000 individual grant
LOCATION: Upperville, VA
ELIGIBILITY: International; Visual arts, literary, dancing, and music

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PLAYA Residency

PLAYA offers residency opportunities to the global community of scientists and artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world. 

Naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, visual artists, writers, and performing artists are encouraged to apply, whether they are emerging or seasoned professionals.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2023
LOCATION: Summer Lake, OR
ELIGIBILITY: International & Domestic; Art & Science; 18 years+

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Artadia San Francisco

The Artadia Awards offers financial support, exposure, and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. 

Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the seven active partner cities. Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2023
APPLICATION FEE: Free to apply
AWARD INFO: Three $15,000 of unrestricted funds and one unrestricted funds of $25,000 to Marciano Artadia Awardee
ELIGIBILITY: Local; Contemporary visual arts

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Cutty Hunk Island Artists’ Residency

CIAR's 2023 Fall Residency Program offers visual artists focused time and a uniquely supportive natural and human environment to develop their work. 

On a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, CIAR will host a group of twelve artists to use the island itself as their studio.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: International; Visual arts in all mediums

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ToftH School Cohort III

ToftH School accepts applications for its third iteration, “Cohort III,” a ten-month program running from September 2023 to June 2024.

ToftH School is designed to bring into existence a new practice we call Doing Philosophy, located at the intersection of philosophical (conceptual) research, art practice, and technology. Admitted candidates are expected to live in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the duration of the program, which is free to attend and comes with need-based assistance in the form of stipend funds (up to $50,000).

DEADLINES: May 1, 2023 for international applications; June 1, 2023 for US applications
APPLICATION FEE: Free to apply
ELIGIBILITY: International; Technology/science, art & design, philosophy’humanities

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The ON::VIEW Artist Residency, located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District at ARTS Southeast’s flagship project, Sulfur Studios, 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. supports artists  from across the globe, working in all media.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: International; All media

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NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant

The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute one-time cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art-related expenses. 

The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in New York State.

DEADLINE: June 6, 2023
AWARD INFO: $1,000
ELIGIBILITY: International; Visual arts, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary

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Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant designers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in design. Eligible categories are digital, graphic, product, and social design.

DEADLINE: June 12, 2023
AWARD INFO: Three $50,000 will be awarded
ELIGIBILITY: Born outside the US to non-American parents; Digital, graphic, product, and social design

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New York Foundation for the Arts JGS Fellowship for Photography

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $7,000 cash grant open to New York State photography artists living and working outside of New York City.

This fellowship is awarded to five artists working in traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photographic techniques are pivotal. 

DEADLINE: June 14, 2023
AWARD INFO: $7,000
ELIGIBILITY: Regional; Photography; 25 years+

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SaveArtSpace This Place Meant

SaveArtSpace presents “This Place Meant,” a public art exhibition in New York City starting August 21, 2023, curated by Sadaf Padder.

This open call is for third-culture kids, for the descendants of mass displacement forced to leave lush landscapes, fecund soils, rolling hills, and expansive forests. This Place Meant beckons artists who are tapping into the spiritual realm by connecting with natural elements, found objects, and plant-human hybridity to establish a sense of belonging and home.

This opportunity is open to artists of all ages and talents.

DEADLINE: June 14, 2023
APPLICATION FEE: $10 donation per image submission
LOCATION: New York City, NY
ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums

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The de Young Open 2023

Designed to celebrate and support local arts communities, the The de Young Open allows artists to offer their works for sale and retain the proceeds.

Any visual artist, whether amateur or professional, who is 18 or older and a full-time resident of one of the nine Bay Area counties, is encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: June 18, 2023
APPLICATION: Opens June 5, 2023
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are 18 years of age or older and currently reside in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma

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Spring 2023 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo

Innovate Grant distributes (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer.

In addition, six honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on the Innovate Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant’s commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. All media and genres are accepted.

DEADLINE: June 22, 2023
AWARD INFO: (2) $1,800  to 1 visual artist & 1 photographer
ELIGIBILITY: US + International; Visual art & photography; 18 years+

CUE Open Call for Solo Exhibitions & Curatorial Projects

CUE’s annual open call provides emerging and underrepresented artists and curators the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery space on West 25th Street in Manhattan, New York City. 

The open call awards three opportunities for solo exhibitions and one opportunity to organize a curatorial group show at CUE.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums

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Laura Patricia Calle Grant

The Laura Patricia Calle Grant invites artists and art collectives to present proposals for a mural to be painted in the Metro Atlanta region. The mural should inform and promote awareness on the subject(s) of Social Equality, Feminism, Immigrants’ Rights, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Cultural Diversity.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2023
AWARD INFO: $20,000

Leigh Weimers Award 2023

The Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards give unrestricted cash grants to artists who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits, but who have not enjoyed the recognition and rewards of being more widely known.

Artists who live, work, perform, exhibit work, or students who attend school in Santa Clara County, CA are preferred.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2023
AWARD INFO: $5,000
LOCATION: Santa Clara County, CA
ELIGIBILITY: Local; Artists who live, work, perform, exhibit work, or students who attend school in Santa Clara County, CA; Music, Written word, Visual arts, Performance; 18+ years

Loghaven Artist Residency 2024-2025

Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Applications are open to individuals who are currently in the creation stage of their specified project or work cycle in the following fields: Writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and journalism), Visual Arts, Dance, Theater, Music Composition, Architecture, and Interdisciplinary Work.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2023. Applications are currently closed and will open on June 1, 2023
LOCATION: Knoxville, TN
ELIGIBILITY: Artists living 120 miles away from Knoxville; Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career

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Full-Time Faculty Positions at UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art

The University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art is currently seeking candidates for a full-time faculty position in graphic/visual communication design. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching and coordinating a variety of pre-professional student development initiatives, including a design studio.

DEADLINE: Anticipated Start Date of August 1, 2023

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The Verdant Fund

The Verdant Fund is an expansion of the Warhol Foundation’s Regional Re-granting program which supports creative practice born of and within Alabama. The fund’s goal is to reach a broad range of artists across all geographic areas of the state. Verdant Fund hopes to extend immediate relief to artists, aid in artist retention in the state, and deepen the network among people in creative practice.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023
AWARD INFO: up to $7,000
ELIGIBILITY: Regional; Visual Arts

The Golden Foundation Residency

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts seeks application for their Residency Program for artists working in paint.

DEADLINE: September 6, 2023
ELIGIBILITY: International; 25+ years

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Call for Teaching Artists for Summer Camps 2023 at Space One Eleven

Space One Eleven is providing paid teaching opportunities to artists who have prior teaching experience for their upcoming 2023 summer art camps. Summer art camps are for (rising) 2nd through 12th graders and meet for 1 or 2 week sessions from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday beginning June 5th and ending July 28th, 2023. Payment for teaching is $750-$875 per week. Each camp is limited to between 10 and 15 students.

SALARY: $750-$875 per week
LOCATION: Birmingham, AL
ELIGIBILITY: All mediums

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism supports a variety of work, including text, photography, audio, and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.

GRANTS INFO: $500–$5,000 per project
LOCATION: Birmingham, AL
ELIGIBILITY: Domestic & International; Individual artists, collectives, and artist-journalist teams (including journalists on staff at a publication) can apply

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grants Program supports visual and performing artists whose work has a contemporary, experimental nature.

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate, project-based assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

GRANTS INFO: $500–$3,000
LOCATION: Birmingham, AL

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