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Last Updated: July 19, 2021


Lower East Side Printshop Invites Applications for Keyholder Residency

  • The Lower East Side Printshop is a nonprofit printmaking studio in New York City that helps contemporary artists create artwork.
  • The studio invites applications for its Keyholder Residency Program, which will provide support to help emerging artists develop new work and further their artistic careers. Eight artists will receive a year of free, twenty-four-hour access to printmaking facilities, an $1,000 stipend, storage space, basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleansers), a free class in printmaking, consultations with master printers, free career-development workshops, inclusion in the printshop’s permanent collection, and opportunities to show new work in exhibitions and other public events hosted by the studio.
  • Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program but is available at an additional cost.
  • Deadline: September 1, 2021

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring 2022 Artist Residencies

  • The Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, workspace, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams.
  • Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks. There are up to ten individuals in residence at any one time representing a mix of visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and teams of collaborators. Residents are responsible for providing their working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. 
  • Artists, writers, and composers from around the United States and elsewhere, in any stage of their professional career, are invited to apply to work as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Deadline: September 1, 2021

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Accepting LOIs for Conservation Grants

  • The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture, from antiquity to the early nineteenth century.
  • The foundation is accepting LOIs for its Conservation Grants Program, which provides support for the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants will be awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects and the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions, and publications focused on art conservation, academic publications, and technical and scientific studies. 
  • Grants will be awarded to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.
  • Deadline: The online portal will open on August 15 and LOIs are due September 1. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by October 1, 2021.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts | Emergency Grant Funds

  • Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:
    • Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding.
    • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
  • Eligibility Requirements: 
    • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)
    • Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities, and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application.
    • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: Rolling

McColl Center for Arts + Innovation Residency Program | Charlotte, NC

  • McColl Center’s summer 2022 artist-in-residence program is offered to educators and parents who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in McColl Center residencies because of responsibilities during school or university terms. This residency will support your practice, giving you the opportunity to bring your family with you, utilize our facilities, and access equipment in our artist labs.
  • Open to all U.S. based artists that are 
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Non-students
    • Non-residency alumni
  • Deadline: August 15, 2021 

New England Foundation for the Arts | NEST Program

  • New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications from nonprofits for its NEST (New England States Touring) program. The program funds performances, readings, and screenings of work by regional, national, and international artists presented by New England-based nonprofit organizations.
  • NEST may support online performances and community engagement activities; and engagements with artists in the same New England state as the applicant organization. Grants provide up to 50 percent of the artist fee and range from $500 to a maximum of $5,000. In the August 2021 grant cycle, applications with artist fees under $1,000 may request the full artist fee.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, school, federally recognized Indian tribal government, or unit of state or local government; and be based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).
  • NEST 1 & 2 grant deadlines typically occur three times a year, or every four months, as follows:

    -First business day of August, for projects beginning on or after November 1.
    -First business day of December, for projects beginning on or after March 1. Please note that applications will not be accepted in December 2021.
    -First business day of March, for projects beginning on or after June 1.

    The annual NEST 3 grant deadline will be the first business day of March.   


  • CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a multidisciplinary Latinx arts organization based in Phoenix that collaborates with artists and arts organizations to connect Arizona, Mexico, and Latin America. We advance our mission through innovative public programming, artist commissions, international residencies, and cultural exchanges that reimagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.
  • CALA organizes two residencies per year. Each residency cycle includes one regional, Arizona-based Latinx artist found through a yearly open call,  and one national Latinx by invitation only.  During their residency period, artists-in-residence are prompted to develop original, research-driven, innovative work. While in residence, artists are also encouraged to share and develop their ideas with the local community and are invited to be part of public programs and community engagements.  
  • Deadline: July 31, 2021

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts | 2022 Artists in Residence

  • The center is accepting applications for its 2022 Artists-in-Residence program. The center is in downtown Omaha, Nebraska’s historic Old Market, and residences feature private live/work studios complete with a kitchen and bathroom and 24-hour access to the expansive installation and production spaces within the center’s 110,000-square-foot main facility and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000-square-foot sculpture fabrication space and workshop. A Bemis residency also includes complimentary laundry facilities, utilities, Wi-Fi, and access to an on-site research library.
  • Artists working in disciplines invited to apply include, but are not limited to, the visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, interdisciplinary arts, sound art, and music composition, and choreography. U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 monthly stipend and an additional $750 travel stipend through the program. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals.
  • Deadline: August 16, 2021

Ruby Artist Grant

  • The goal of the program is to provide meaningful support directly to artists for the creation of new work. The Rubys is open to artists at any stage of their career and favors projects that have significant creative work left to accomplish. Grants will enable individual artists to create or complete a project that will include a public component occurring at some point during the grant period.
  • Artists who reside in Baltimore City or Baltimore County may apply for grants of up to $15,000 to be applied to an original project of their own work over a 12-month period. Artists may submit only one application during each funding round. Grants may be used to support projects that are already in progress, a project not yet begun, or a distinct phase of a longer-term project. 
  • Deadline: August 15, 2021

The Fountainhead Residency

  • This residency is dedicated to artists who were born outside of the United States and now live and work within its borders.  At the core of Fountainhead’s mission is the belief that artists and their work can shift hearts and minds toward a more hopeful and equitable future. With that in mind, we initiated this thematic residency around the topic of immigration, generously sponsored by the Shepard Broad Foundation. 
  • Visual artists over the age of 23 yrs of all race, religion, gender, and working in any medium are invited to apply. Three artists will be selected to take part in this residency from October 2-31, 2022.
  • Roundtrip airfare, communal living with two other artists, private bedroom with shared bathroom, semi-private studio space, the amenities of home including fully equipped kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer, sheets, towels, and bikes will be provided. 
  • Deadline: August 15, 2021

Franconia Sculpture Park Residencies

  • Franconia Sculpture Park (FSP) operates a 50-acre outdoor museum, an artist-in-residence program, robust public programming, and expansive educational initiatives in Shafer, Minnesota. 
  • Franconia provides a communal residency experience where up to nine selected artists live on-site at its 4500 sq. ft. farmhouse. The facility includes nine private bedrooms, 2.5 shared bathrooms, two kitchens, and common spaces for building lasting connections amongst peers. Food, laundry facilities, utilities, and WIFI are all provided for the artists use.
  • Franconia Sculpture Park is encouraging applicants with an interest in work rooted in our theme, Land Art & Temporality. This addresses the intersection of art and ecology, including but not limited to: performance; sound art; public interventions; site-specific and ephemeral installation; the rural and natural landscape; earthworks; collaborative works with nature; indigenous history and storytelling; and land and water rights.
  • Deadline: August 1, 2021

The Hidden Turtle Residency | Tortuga Escondida

  • Self directed residency at the Tortuga Escondida Residency Center in Akumel, Mexico.
  • Eligibility: Hidden Turtle Residency for Scientists, Artists, Makers and More is for professionals emerging into their fields and for those established in their work who are also interested in an investigation of interdisciplinary discourse. Evidence of recent work is requested.
  • Education and community engagement are common themes among the programs at Tortuga Escondida Residency Center. Akumal loves interesting people doing good work. Residents are required to engage outreach with the Akumal community during their stay. COVID-19 restrictions may continue during the upcoming months.
  • Deadline: August 1, 2021

FY22 Art Exhibition (Curatorial) Grant (AEG)

  • D.C. Commission on the Arts and Hummanitites Art Exhibition Curitorial Grant 
  • Support for the development and public presentation of visual art exhibitions with accompanying programming by District resident curators through grant funding and use of CAH’s exhibition space within their building lobby at 200 I Street SE, and/or CAH’s online virtual gallery.
  • Must prove residency in Washington, D.C.
  • Deadline: July 9, 2021

Artist in Residency | The Neon Museum

  • The Neon Museum is now accepting submissions for the 2021 National Artist Residency (AIR.)  Now in its sixth year, The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the museum collection.
  • The selected artist, working in the fields of digital, performance or visual arts, will have the opportunity to develop a project inspired by The Neon Museum collection. Engagement with the community is an important residency component through a workshop or specific engagement project. A virtual artist talk is scheduled at the beginning of the residency and a studio open house at the residency conclusion.
  • The 2021 residency program will span six weeks from Monday, October 25 through Sunday, December 5, 2021. The first two weeks will be conducted virtually and the final four weeks completed on location in Las Vegas. U.S.-based artists over the age of 18 are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Tusen Takk Residency Program

  • Tusen Takk welcomes applications from both emerging and established visual artists working in photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, as well as creative writers and composers who have/are: the ability to produce a consistent body of high-quality work, a dedication to their artistic practice with a desire to spend at least 30 hours a week in the studio, and the self-motivation needed to work alone.
  • Unless the residency is to be a collaboration between two people, the vast majority of the time the resident will be living and working in solitude.
  • 21 years old or older that holds US citizenship.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Women's Studio Workshop | Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency

  • The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.
  • Fall Residency: During a four-week residency, artists teach high school students in WSW’s studios one day/week and visit the students in school at least once.
  • Deadline: August 1, 2021

Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Botanical Artist-in-Residence Program

  • This program supports exemplary botanical artists working nationally and internationally who can create beautiful and scientifically accurate depictions of plant species.  Residents selected for this award will reside at Oak Spring when spring is underway and the gardens and landscape are in bloom.  This residency provides botanical artists time and space to work on their own projects, utilizing materials from our formal garden or the broader 700-acre landscape, and to visit our rare book library that includes many exquisite examples of historical botanical art. 
  • Only artists working from direct observation of plant specimen to create scientifically accurate depictions should apply. Botanical artists who work in the following mediums: watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera, original prints (i.e. aquatints, etchings, etc.) will be considered. Oak Spring does not accept three-dimensional artwork including botanical sculptures, reproductions, photography, or digitally generated artwork.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Light Work Artist in Residency Program

  • Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist commission for Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2021

Passepartout Photo Prize

  • Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more. This is a perfect platform to start your career in contemporary art and photography industries on an international scale.
  • It is an open theme contest. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes, digital collages and other mixed media) are accepted. The application is open to photographers from all over the world without any age limit.
  • Deadline: July 26, 2021

Loghaven Artist Residency 

  • 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. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency.
  • Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. International artists and artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than two hours away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment.
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Mid-America Arts Alliance | Interchange Artist Grant

  • Interchange is a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Interchange is designed to strengthen communities and individual artists within our region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. 
  • Interchange grants will be awarded to sixteen artists with an active socially-engaged creative practice in the Mid-America Arts Alliance region through: $20,000 in direct project support, professional development retreats with Interchange grantees, and mentoring.
  • Deadline: July 5, 2021

Black Arts Future Fund Open Applications

  • Black Art Futures Fund provides general operating support for U.S. small and community-based Black-led and Black-benefitting arts and culture organizations, whose annual budgets are $500k or below. Organizations can be independent 501c3 organizations or entities with a fiscal sponsor in place for more than one calendar year.
  • Beyond this core eligibility, the Cycle VI Shay Wafer Legacy Awards recognize Black arts organizations that have been in operation for more than ten years. Black Arts Futures Fund want to celebrate these groups, who have survived and thrived despite a disinvested and underfunded field, while honoring the contributions of Shay Wafer—a mentor for a generation of Black cultural workers and who models a generous definition of cultural caretaking.
  • Deadline: July 5, 2021

Maryland Humanities Mini-Grant Program

  • Maryland Humanities supports public programming with the humanities at its heart, inspiring organizations to explore innovative programs that spark dialogue, engage new audiences, and stimulate the thoughtful exchange of ideas.
  • The organization welcomes applications from Maryland nonprofit organizations and schools to its Mini-Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $1,200 will be awarded to public humanities projects, documentary film projects, and civic education initiatives designed to engage and benefit Marylanders.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity. Applicants also must be able to demonstrate they have matching funds (cash or in-kind) equal for the funds requested.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2021

Open Call for Submissions: Meatpacking X Artnoir

  • FROM A PLACE, OF A PLACE, a three-month series that celebrates Black culture, commerce and community in a partnership with ARTNOIR will launch August 12th. The neighborhood-wide program will use art + performance to redefine public space, imagining the neighborhood’s future as a forum through an immersive experience that centers Black stories. 
  • There is an open call to be one of the featured artists in the gallery showcase at 2 Gansevoort curated by Danny Báez. There is also an ARTNOIR Artist in Residency Program, a two 5-week long experiences within the gallery including a $4500 artist stipend. 
  • Deadline: June 24, 2021

Exile Books Online Zine Submissions

  • Every week, Exile Books updates the Zine Pool blog on their website by adding the most recent submissions. Entry is free of charge, so you may upload as many works as you'd like. Every zine will be on public view in the zine pool. Every zine in the pool is eligible to be featured by us online and/or juried into one of our 4 upcoming ZINE FETE SETS. Works chosen by jurors will be awarded a $100 honorarium, printed in our studio, included in one of our ZINE FETE SETS and listed in our shop.
  • Deadline: Rolling Weekly Deadline

D.C. Commission on Arts & Hummanities FY21 Relief and Recovery Fund (RRF)

  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is committed to supporting individual artists and humanities practitioners living in the District of Columbia and realizes that the path to financial recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic is a gradual one. CAH releases its CAH-RRF opportunity in recognition of the ongoing support that is needed to help the community rebound and thrive again. 
  • Award amounts to eligible individuals are dependent on the total number of eligible applications received by the published deadline. 
  • Deadline: June 28, 2021

Caldera Arts | Artists in Residence

  • This residency provides artists working on projects combat oppression and activate change with a private studio in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The program is open to national and international artists and collectives in any creative discipline, as well as creative thinkers in culinary arts, design, engineering, and the sciences.
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Deadline: June 25, 2021

Artadia Awards | San Francisco Application

  • Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context. 
  • Application Deadline: June 1- July 1, 2021

DC Public Library Call To Artists

  • The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) is seeking professional proposals from artists or artist teams for the design of a permanent work of public art for the interior of the children’s area in the newly constructed Southwest Neighborhood Library, located at 900 Wesley Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Applications are due by email.
  • Questions Due:  June 9, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EDT

Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

  • Creative and professional burnout — due to heavy workloads, long hours and lack of resources — affect 64 percent of tech professionals, according to ISACA’s Tech Workforce 2020 report. While burnout is not new, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional strain on an already stressed workforce, leading to a loss of productivity, physical fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and other physical and psychological symptoms. On top of all of that, creative tech professionals, like UX/UI designers, also have to cope with creative burnout, which can lead to an inability to think creatively or perform creative tasks.
  • How can creatives cope with personal and professional pressures to break through burnout? This article will share key insights, actionable advice and takeaways from Charles-Henri Lison, a leading UX/UI professional who has researched and designed user experiences for organizations like Thomson Reuters, RACV and Target. We will also provide a list of resources with tools for assessing burnout, managing stress, talking about burnout with others and more.
  • Learn more at the link above!

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award

  • The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to emerging or early career female artists in New York State.
  • The $5,000 award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in Visual Arts, Media & Design, and Literary Arts, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals. It is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded.
  • In 2021, two $5,000 awards will be distributed.
  • Applications for the 2021 cycle are now open. We are accepting applications through Wednesday, June 30 (extended from Wednesday, June 9) at 5:00 PM EDT.
  • In 2021, CWC and NYFA will be awarding two (2) $5,000 awards, one in each of the following categories:
    • Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Craft/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing, or Interdisciplinary Work
    • Media and Design: Video/Film, Experimental Sound, or Design
  • Application Deadline: June 9, 2021

Kala Fellowship Award

  • The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards will be given based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence as well as project specific technical knowledge. The 2021/22 Fellowship competition will be chaired by Kala’s Artist Residency Manager Meg Pohlod. The jury is made up of Kala’s Artistic Director Mayumi Hamanaka, Special Programs alumni artist Imin Yeh, and invited Bay Area arts professional, Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, Chief Curator of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. In 2021, Kala will award six artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala's specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 4th at 11:59pm, PST. Fellowship awardees will be notified on or before July 16. Parent Artist Awardees will be notified before August 1. Please email with questions. Due to the number of inquiries we receive about the program, it may take us a longer period of time than usual to respond. Special Programs: Parent Artist Award-- Please note your interest in this program on Question 13.
  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2021

2022 AIRIE Residency

  • This yearlong program offers fellows $4000 research grant, institutional support from AIRIE’s network and partners, and a month-long residency in the Everglades National Park. The program is open to emerging or professional artists ages 21 and over, with environmental themes in their work. There is a $10 application fee.
  • Artists from any discipline should apply if their practice would benefit from:
    • Up to a month-long artist residency in the Everglades National Park (in fully furnished and air-conditioned accommodations)
    • Financial support through a $4000 fellowship grant
    • Connection to scientists, researcher, and practitioners working in the Everglades
    • Opportunities to connect with other AIRIE 2022 Fellows
    • Public engagement opportunities through AIRIE and Everglades National Park programming, including the annual AIRIE Environment + Art Summit
  • Application Deadline: Deadline: June 1, 2021

$12.6 Million Initiative Offers New Funding for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American-Led Arts Organizations

  • In phase one, ten arts organizations in Minnesota — designated Regional Cultural Treasures — each were awarded unrestricted grants of at least $500,000, to be distributed over the next five years or more. The Regional Cultural Treasures program honors organizations that have made a significant impact on our cultural landscape over decades. The ten organizations are: American Indian Community Housing Organization Arts Program; Ananya Dance Theatre; Indigenous Roots; Juxtaposition Arts; Mizna; Pangea World Theater; Somali Museum; Theater Mu; TruArtSpeaks; and Walker|West. 
  • In phase two, the Seeding Cultural Treasures program will award grants to grow the future of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American artists and cultural organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the twenty-three Native Nations that share the same geography.  

Fleishhacker Foundation

  • To help advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its Small Arts Grants program. Through the program, grants ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 (generally between $2,000 and $5,000) will be awarded to small arts organizations engaged in the production and presentation of new work by Bay Area artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theater, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, or film.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be an arts and culture organization incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (including fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of a sponsored arts group or filmmaker). Organizations must be located and primarily offer programming in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and/or Santa Clara counties and be able to demonstrate an artistic presence in the Bay Area for at least three years.
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

Detwiler Family Foundation

  • The Detwiler Family Foundation invests in local organizations working to enrich and improve the lives of children in Chester and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, New Castle County in Delaware, and Portland, Oregon.
  • To that end, the foundation welcomes applications from organizations within these service areas serving children dealing with difficult life challenges by facilitating access to education and the arts.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in the counties of Chester or Montgomery in Pennsylvania, New Castle in Delaware, or Portland, Oregon.
  • Awards typically range from $5,000 to $50,000.
  • Projects must be implemented by December 31, 2022.
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

Call for Proposals: Day With(out) Art 2022

  • Visual AIDS invites artists and filmmakers to submit proposals for new video works to be produced and distributed to over 100 venues worldwide for Day With(out) Art 2022. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
  • For Day With(out) Art 2022, Visual AIDS is accepting proposals from artists and filmmakers for short video works that tell undertold stories about HIV and AIDS. We are particularly interested in proposals that:
    • highlight the experiences of women and/or trans and gnc folxs living with HIV
    • uplift sex workers, advocate for their rights and protection, and/or discuss navigating sex work while living with HIV
    • advocate for care and respect of drug users through personal stories or harm reduction narratives
    • reflect on living with multiple disabilities or mental or chronic illnesses while living with HIV, or discuss HIV through a disability lens
    • consider HIV outside of a United States/Western context or in relation to immigrant/undocumented narratives
    • Proposals need not be limited to the above topics, as there are many undertold stories. We welcome proposals from both emerging and established artists in a range of forms, including documentary, narrative, and experimental. Collaborative proposals are also welcome.
  • Up to six selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium to produce a short video work (5–7 minutes) to be premiered worldwide on December 1, 2022 for Day With(out) Art.
  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2021

The Creative Equity Fund

  • The Creative Equity Fund is taking a targeted approach to address these funding disparities and piloting a new strategy to create a cohort of Black and Indigenous-led organizations based in King County that funders can support and learn from over the next two years. For 2021-2022, Creative Equity Fund will direct a total of $600,000 to support community-based organizations in King County using arts and culture to advance their work toward racial justice. The application process opens on April 5, 2021 and closes on May 3, 2021. A cross-sector group of Black and Indigenous community members in the region will serve on the grants review panel and determine all funding recommendations. Funders do not make grant decisions in an intentional effort to model giving up power to communities most impacted by the structural disparities we seek to address.
  • The Creative Equity Fund aims to direct a total of $600,000 over the next two years to support both arts and cultural groups and other community-based organizations located within King County that are by, for, and about people of color and which use arts- and culture-based strategies to work toward racial justice. This current round of funding will focus on supporting organizations most directly impacted by structural racism and colonization—those that are led by Black and Indigenous people.
  • Application Deadline: May 3rd 2021 at 5PM


Regdale Fellowships

  • Located in the former country estate of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale is a nonprofit artists community. Nearly two hundred residencies and fellowships are offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary communities in the country. During each residency session, thirteen artists-in-residence enjoy uninterrupted time for work, a supportive environment, dynamic arts exchanges, fifty acres of idyllic prairie, and a family-style dinner each evening.
  • Ragdale has posted numerous upcoming fellowship opportunities:
  • Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day residency and a $500 stipend will be awarded to a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue having to do with peace, social justice, education, or the environment. Projects may be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, scriptwriting, creative nonfiction). Academic writing is not eligible.
  • Riedel Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day residency and $500 stipend will be awarded to an emerging Vietnamese visual artist or writer. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of public program.
  • Schumann Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day residency and $500 stipend will be awarded to one emerging Latinx visual artist. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of a public program.
  • Sybil Shearer Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to an emerging or established individual choreographer and/or dance artist. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of a public program. The residency may be awarded to a collaborative duo if they share a live/work studio.
  • Frances Shaw Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day fee-waived residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to a female writer over the age of 50 to participate in the Ragdale In Schools educational outreach program.
  • Traeger Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day fee-waived residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to a musician, composer, or music scholar. The winner will be the subject of a brief video documentary/interview and have the opportunity to present as part of a public program. The residency may be awarded to a collaborative duo if they share a live/work studio. When possible, the fellowship will prioritize artists whose practices are rooted in and/or a response to traditions associated with guitar and/or similar stringed instruments.
  • The Prairie Fellowship — An 18- or 25-day fee- waived residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to an artist living with a disability and/or has accessibility needs to participate in the Ragdale In Schools educational outreach program.
  • Sylvia Clare Brown Fellow — An 18- or 25- day fee-waived residency along with a $500 stipend will be awarded to a first-time resident, preferably a writer, with financial need.
  • Application Deadlines: May 15, 2021


The Leeway Transformation Award (LTA)

  • The Leeway Transformation Award (LTA) provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work.​
  • The award is unrestricted (it is not project-based) and open to artists and cultural producers working in any medium, including traditional and nontraditional as well as multimedia and experimental forms.
  • We encourage you to apply if you are a woman, trans*, and/or gender nonconforming artist who:
    • Creates art for social change that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
    • Has been creating art for social change for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to this work.
    • Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
      Has lived for the past two or more years in greater Philadelphia: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County.

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Artwork Archive's Art Business Accelerator Grant

  • Open to both emerging and established artists, the Art Business Accelerator distributes unrestricted funds to invest in your art business, as well as six weeks of self-guided online educational resources that increase business skills, economic proficiency, marketing knowledge, and more.
  • Recipients receive funding and expert guidance in order to make the growth process easier, to gain confidence, and establish a solid business foundation for their art practice.
  • Grant recipients will receive grant funding, a lifetime account to Artwork Archive, and one-on-one access to expert career guidance.
  • Grant Amount: 10 unrestricted cash grants of $2,500 each.
    • A lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000).
    • Educational resources/expert guidance.
    • All applicants will receive the career-building educational resources designed to drive career development.
  • Application Deadline: May 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MST)

Provincetown Art Association and Museum - Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant

  • The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.
  • Recipients are selected by a diverse group of jurors—artists, curators, professors, writers—based on the strength of the materials submitted in this application as well as the perceived adherence to the spirit of the grant: to assist under recognized artists. Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 and an exhibition at PAAM.
  • Eligibility
    • You are 45-years old or older.
    • You are a painter. For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein, enamel) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This includes fresco. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, dry pastels, chalk, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (ie mixing acrylics with oil paints). Do not submit images in ANY of these excluded mediums as they will not be reviewed. Only paintings will be considered.
    • You are American. You must be either a citizen of the United States or have permanent residency in the United States, though you can be presently living abroad.
    • A need for financial support must be clear and demonstrated.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 5pm EST

The Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program

  • The Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program explores the positive roles that art and design can play in strengthening the community. Our Residency Program provides the time, space and support needed for artists to work on their studio practice and produce onsite activations. We welcome residents from all creative practices. Residents are paid $2000.00/mo and stay for free at 2310 Nicholson St. Residencies are for 3 months.
  • We welcome emerging, mid-career and established visual artists & designers, but also makers, chefs, gardeners, architects, engineers, and scientists too! Just let us know what you’re into and why Nicholson is a fit. Local and national creatives are encouraged to apply. Although our residencies are open to all artists, our focus is on BIPOC artists and those who live or have ties to Southeast Washington, DC.
  • As part of your acceptance, you will receive the following:​
    • $2,000 monthly stipend
    • Time and space to create
    • Private access to the Residency Suite that includes an artist studio and apartment with a fully furnished bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom 
    • Curatorial support/consultation with our Managing Director and Curator
    • Introductions to and consultations with arts experts and other experts you would like to meet for research related to your practice
    • Up to $3,000 for materials, supplies, and fees for an onsite exhibition or community program activation
    • Promotional support (press releases for residency, social media promotion, and other support)
    • Professional documentation of your work at The Nicholson Project and artist portraits/headshots
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2021 11:59PM EST.

Fire Island Artist Residency 

  • Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, is now accepting applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program. Now in its seventh season in the secluded community of Cherry Grove, NY, an historic LGBTQ settlement of Fire Island, five emerging artists will share a live/work space for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art and curation.
  • Residency dates are July 9th - August 6th, 2021
  • Application Deadline: April 2nd, EST

Real Art Awards

  • Emerging artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for The Real Art Awards at Real Art Ways. Jurors will consider the quality of the artist’s work, the innovation evidenced by submitted work, the potential impact of the exhibition on the artist’s career and the economic and physical feasibility of the exhibition. Artists should submit work made within the last 3 years. Artists working in all media are welcome.
  • In addition to a $2,500 prize, six artists will receive a solo exhibit at Real Art Ways, an exhibition publication with essay, curatorial assistance, and the opportunity for an artist talk.
  • Eligibility: Emerging artists living and working in New England, New York or New Jersey are eligible to apply to this call. We encourage any self-identified emerging artists that can make a compelling case to be considered as emerging to apply; the jury will determine their competitiveness based on review criteria. Artists should not be enrolled in a degree program during the time of exhibition. For more information, check our Frequently Asked Questions document.
  • ​Application Deadline: March 31, 11:59 EDT, 2021

FY 2021 Mural DC: Graffiti and Aerosol Mural Artists

  • The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), seeks graffiti and aerosol mural artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals as part of the MuralsDC program. Selected artists will be expected to engage in a guided component of the program with designated youth (ages 14-18) to help them understand the art of aerosol graffiti mural painting and provide youth with opportunities to assist in activities such as site preparation and mural outlining.
  • Applicants may submit one (1) MuralsDC qualification application per fiscal year. Multiple awards may be made under this RFQ. Award amounts vary from $2,500 - $20,000.
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:59P

Bethany Arts Community Fall 2021 Residency Application 

  • Bethany Arts Community offers residencies to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works in progress. BAC welcomes artists working across most disciplines, including visual artists in any medium, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and lighting, projection, costume and sound designers. Enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines can work near each other, creating opportunities for cross-pollination.
  • Artists may apply for residencies of 12 days between September 21 and October 23.
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Notifications: May 24, 2021

Artist Relief

  • Artist Relief is resuming from March 8 to June 23
  • Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and work with the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
  • To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to the prompts listed below. Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed.
    • I am a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to my work, career, and a public audience
    • I have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund
    • I am not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
    • I have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
    • I am 18 years of age or older;I can provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) after I’ve been notified of my selection;
    • I am experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Application Deadlines
    • Cycle X: March 8 - March 31 (closes 11:59pm ET)
    • Cycle XI: April 1 - April 30 (closes 11:59pm ET)
    • Cycle XII: May 1 - May 31 (closes 11:59pm ET)
    • Cycle XIII: June 1 - June 23 (closes 11: 59pm ET) 

MacDowell Fellowship

  • MacDowell provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.
  • MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Harpo Foundation 2021 New Work Project Grants

  • Awards are made to non-profit organizations in support of new work by under recognized artists 21 years or older.
  • To apply, a $15 application fee is required. Fees are applied to grant administration and program development.
    • Applicants apply through a 2-step process:
    • Step One: Submit a Letter-of-Inquiry online.  The deadline to submit a Letter-of-Inquiry for the 2021 grant cycle is April 23, 2021. The online application is available here.
    • Step Two: Applicants who advance to step two will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 18, 2021.
  • Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field.
  • The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under-recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.
  • LOI Deadline: April 23, 2021

Franklin Furnace Fund

  • The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to early career artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace.
  • Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York City. Full-time students are ineligible.
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Creative Capital Awards Open Application

  • Creative Capital helps visionary artists in all disciplines build thriving careers, and every year we review applications from artists ready to take the next step in their creative practices. The selected artists receive the Creative Capital Award, which includes up to $50,000 in funding for bold new projects, as well as a wide range of counsel, career development, and networking opportunities to make their work come to life.
  • Artists can submit their project ideas through a free application. This application helps us identify a selection of artists working at the forefront of their fields. It’s designed to provoke deep thought about project ideas to determine intention, impact, timeliness, and capacity.
  • Application Deadline: March 8, 2021 at 4PM ET

Asymmetry Art Foundation: Curatorial Fellowship 2021

  • The Curatorial Fellowship is a 6-month placement (September 2021 - March 2022) within the Exhibition department of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, geared towards a mid-career curator who is a national of Mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. 
  • The Fellow will also be situated within Delfina Foundation’s renowned residency programme, which will offer further professional opportunities as well as accommodation.
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Residency Unlimited Artist Residency Program

  • Residency Unlimited is pleased to announce an Open Call for the 2021 NYC-Based Artist Residency Program.
  • Residency Unlimited (RU) invites visual artists who identify as Black to apply for a three-month residency from April 5 - July 2, 2021. RU welcomes applications from NYC-based visual artists who work across media and whose practices are research-based and geared towards filling in gaps in historical knowledge. Four artists will be selected from applications reviewed by a jury of arts professionals together with RU staff.
  • Deadline: March 1, 11:59 pm EST
    Notifications: March 15
    Residency Dates: April 5 - July 2, 2021

CUE Open Call

  • CUE’s Open Calls provide artists and emerging curators the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery in East Chelsea, New York.
  • Solo Exhibition Open Call: Open to emerging and under-recognized artists, selected artists will receive a $5,00 honorarium, an accompanying exhibition catalogue, and mentor support from an established artist or curator on the selection panel
  • Eligibility: Must not have had a solo show in a commercial NYC gallery within the last five years; NOT have current, consistent commercial gallery representation in the US, and NOT currently enrolled in a degree program
  • Application Deadline: March 12, 2021

Locust Projects: Wavemaker Grants

  • Each year, WaveMaker incubator grants at Locust Projects awards a total of $60,000 in grant funding to artists, curators, and collectives across Miami-Dade County in the following three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. 
  • Submissions for WaveMaker Incubator Grants Cycle 8 are open now until April 2, learn more and join the next info sessions on February 23 and March 30 to get all of your questions answered - more details on info sessions coming soon
  • Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

The RAiR Foundation | Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

  • Well known by visual artists as the "Gift of Time", the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program’s interest is in strengthening the vitality of the visual art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art for over fifty years.
  • In residence grants are offered to all professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
  • The studios are large, open spaces that measure approximately 30 'x 25 'x 10'. These areas are well-lighted and convertible to the artist's requirements. Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and 10 studios located on fifty acres of land.
  • A stipend of $1100 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and each child living with the grantee. An additional $100 stipend for each child ($200 total per child) is currently offered through a matching grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.
  • Application Deadline: MARCH 15, 2021 AT 5PM MOUNTAIN TIME

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