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PASE0 2020: installation, performance and projection, Taos, New Mexico
Deadline: February 29
The PASEO is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its seventh year, and scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 18th and 19th, 2020.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency Program
Deadline: March 1
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is inviting applications for its Artist Residency Program. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in craft media, including clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and mixed media.

Bryan Funded Artist in Residence, College Station, TX
Deadline: March 1
The Bryan Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in one of the newly-built Kasparov Lofts, generously donated by BCS Modern. This program allows the artist to spend their time creating, experimenting, adding to their portfolio, while also providing the artist their own retail space. The term of each residency is roughly one year. The selected artist will live in a 750 square foot apartment with a downstairs work/retail area. Housing will include utilities (water, electricity, and internet). The artist will also receive a $3,000 stipend from The Arts Council to assist with groceries, fuel, and supply purchases, paid in full at the beginning of the residency.

MD Arts Summit: Call for Proposals
Deadline March 2
The Maryland Arts Summit is the first of its kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through our communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts.

Lehigh University Horger Artist/Designer in Residence
Deadline: March 2
Lehigh University invites applications for the Horger Artist in Residence, a residency that brings artists, architects, and designers to campus to work on ambitious public-facing projects that engage with the university, its students, and surrounding community. The program is open to individuals in all disciplines of the visual arts whose practice actively relates to its adjoining communities, surroundings, and publics.

MSAC: Women and Nature – visual artwork and poetry
Deadline: March 5
MSAC’s exhibition Women and Nature explores our relationship with Mother Earth through visual art and poetry created by Maryland artists. The exhibition will include a variety of media within two-dimensional works, including drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, photography, etc., as well as poetry.

Jim Henson Foundation: Puppet Theater
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 9
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative excellent works of puppet theater. Grants are made only for the development of new works of excellent live puppet theater. Awards can be made only to IRS tax-exempt organizations. We welcome applications from individual artists, but those without 501(c)(3) non-profit status must apply through a fiscal sponsor.

Call for Scores: 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
Deadline: March 13
41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival CALL FOR SCORES
The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts announces a call for works to be considered for performance on the 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival, to be held October 15-17, 2020. The festival will feature the music of guest composer Augusta Read Thomas and others, performed by BGSU faculty, students and featured guest ensemble Third Coast Percussion. For this year’s call, we are looking for works for the following instruments/instrumentations: Horn Ensemble, 6-12 parts; Small Vocal Ensemble, 3-8 voices, all ranges/parts; Saxophone, solo, solo with electronics, solo with piano, SATB quartet

Roswell Artist-in-Residence
Deadline: March 15
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation is inviting applications for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAiR). Conceived by businessman and artist Donald B. Anderson in 1967, the RAiR program seeks to enhance the cultural environment of Roswell and southeastern New Mexico by bringing artists of national importance to live and work in the tranquility of the high plains. The program provides gifted studio-based visual artists with a unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for an entire year.

Mudhouse Residency, Crete: choreographers, composers, photographers, visual artists, writers
Deadline: March 15
The Mudhouse Residency is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Residency season The application process is free and open to all. There will be three residency sessions in the summer of 2020; June 8 – 22, June 29 – July 13, July 20 – August 3. The next deadline to apply is March 15, 2020. We will review the next round of applications and notify all applicants of their status by April 1, 2020. We are accepting 14 artists for each session. The Mudhouse Residency is designed to provide a cultural immersion: living, working and dining in the mountain village of Agios Ioannis. The residency is inclusive to a number of artistic disciplines, with the facilities to accommodate studio artists, photographers, writers, choreographers and composers.

National Dance Presenters Forum Jacobs Pillow
Deadline: March 16
The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts and Jacob’s Pillow invites dance presenters to apply for the National Dance Presenters Forum (NDPF), an immersive professional development experience, at Jacob’s Pillow from August 5-8, 2020.

2020 Stuart Artist-in-Residence, South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota
Deadline: March 17
Applications for 4-week artist-in-residence are now being accepted from visual artists working in any discipline, including interdisciplinary approaches. The selection committee specifically encourages artists whose primary role is to create and develop artwork independently while being willing to discuss their project conceptualization and visual progression with School of Design students, faculty, and the community during studio hours and public events. It is not intended that the selected artist teach or provide workshops.Residency Term: September 14-October 9, 2020
Honorarium: $2,500

CollexArt: Boundaries
Deadline: March 22
CollexArt invites artists to addresses the theme of Boundaries from an artist’s point of view. Artists are asked to submit work that either emphasizes visual, psychological, geographical or other aspects related to the concept of a boundary. Artists who wish to be considered for our online exhibit space are encouraged to submit images that are part of the same body of work. We are interested in the idea and concepts behind your work and its execution. Factors such as prior accomplishments, education, the creation date of the work are not relevant in our selection process.

Open Call for Soundwave NEXT, Gray Area: sound and immersive experiences
Deadline: March 30
Soundwave NEXT seeks to answer what is the future of sound as a construct and ask “What’s next?” for the medium as it relates to our collective social, cultural, technological, and/or political experience. The program invites curators, artists, producers, or collectives to present new performance-based works or productions based in sound. Selected proposals are awarded $4,000 to produce their event for one night at Gray Area Theater.

Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for our 2021 International Thematic Residency: “Revolution,”
Deadline: April 1
Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for our 2021 International Thematic Residency: “Revolution,” which includes our Family Residency Month in July. Applications Due April 1, 2020 SFAI residencies are free of charge to socially engaged & under-represented artists & creative practitioners from across the globe in all stages of their careers. SFAI is committed to supporting artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women, & immigrants. Our annual theme provides common ground for diverse individuals working in various media and disciplines while honoring their differences in experience and perspective.

The Trawick Prize
Deadline: April 6
The Trawick Prize is an annual and regional Contemporary Art Awards funded by Carol Trawick. This juried art competition and exhibition was established in 2002, with the top three winners receiving a total of $14,000 in prize money: “Best in Show” winners are awarded $10,000, second place, $2,000, and third place receives $1,000. A “young artist”, one who is under 30 years of age at the time of submission, is sometimes recognized with a $1,000 award.

Call: Land and Equity: The Art and Politics of Place, a2ru 2020 National Conference
Deadline: April 15
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites proposals for the 2020 a2ru National Conference, Land and Equity: The Art and Politics of Place, to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 15-17, 2020. Please review the full call for proposals and the general guidelines for presenters.

MacDowell Colony Fellowship: music composition, theatre, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, and visual arts
Deadline April 15
MacDowell Colony Fellowship: The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Each year about 300 Fellowships, or residencies, are awarded to artists in seven disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. A Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. MacDowell encourages applications from emerging and established artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Enrolled students are ineligible.

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship
Deadline: April 17
Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship: The one-month fellowship is offered annually, and is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply. The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance. The fellowship must take place between September and April.

University of Mobile Exhibition Call
Deadline: May 5
The University of Mobile’s Marilyn Foley Art Gallery is accepting proposals for solo exhibitions for the 2020-2021 academic year. All media will be considered. The Marilyn Foley Art Gallery is located on the campus of the University of Mobile in Mobile Alabama. A stipend will be provided for attendance at the opening reception and an artist lecture. The artist will be responsible for the shipment and pick-up of works exhibited. Proposals should be submitted as a single PDF and should include the following: contact information, current resumé(s), artist or curatorial statement (includes title of your exhibit), 20 images of work, and a corresponding image list with artist’s name, title, media, size, and date. Submit proposals via email to Phillip Counselman ( by May 5, 2020. Notifications will be sent via email by May 16 2020.

Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training
Deadline: March 8
Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training (DILT) is to build the leadership and decision-making skills of early-career dance leaders who represent the diversity of the national, professional dance community. The program has a specific focus on supporting individuals of African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab, and Native American descent; individuals with disabilities or working in physically integrated dance; and individuals from a diversity of gender identities including transgender, agender, gender fluid, genderqueer, etc. All are welcome to apply regardless of Dance/USA membership.

Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, March 26-27
Registration deadline: February 29
Northeast Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Philadelphia March 26-27. You’ll join a supportive community of change makers from Maryland through Maine who come from arts administration, urban planning, arts production, community development, philanthropy, economic development and more. Register by February 29, 2020.

Creative Capital
Deadline: February 29 4:00 p.m. ET
The application for the Creative Capital Awards is now open through Saturday, February 29 at 4pm ET. Artists working in all disciplines can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at more than $50,000, for a total value of over $100,000 per award. Do not wait until the deadline-we encourage you to submit as early as possible! Online Info Session February 12, Creative Capital staff will speak with awardees and panelists about the Creative Capital Award, and answer questions about the application in a livestreamed conversation.

Picture Berlin Spring Session 10 Day Residency
Deadline: February 29
MASH-UP, 21 May – 31 May 2020, in Berlin, Germany, dives into the methodology of collage from a multitude of vantage points. The essence of collage expands the boundaries of what is possible by merging materials to create new meaning. MASH-UP, the 10 day Spring Session, intensively explores the broader concepts around collage as a blueprint for thinking, making and dialoguing about artistic practice. MASH-UP, a multi-sensory experience, brings a plethora of voices to the discussion around knowledge gathering and idea generation. The structure of MASH-UP includes conversations with multiple art intermediaries, in addition to workshopping with a DJ, a chef, a small Berlin press that uses Risograph, in addition to a dancer/choreographer. All of our contributors use the strategy of collage at the heart of their practice.

Art Farm Residencies, Marquette, Nebraska
Deadline: March 1
This residency program is for professionals, emerging or established, in all areas of the arts, humanities, and related fields. Accommodations and studio space is offered in exchange for a contribution of labor of 12 hours per week to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds as well as other projects, suited to skills and temperament.

National Dance Project Production Grant
Deadline: March 2
NDP Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create new dance works and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring those works to their communities.

Prix Ars Electronica: Computer Animation, Digital Communities, Interactive Art, u19 (youth)
Deadline: March 2
The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are eligible for the coveted Golden Nica awards and monetary prizes of up to 10,000 euros in each category.

Call for Speakers, Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology
Deadline: March 3
The next Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA on August 6-7, 2020. We are currently looking for artists and technologists from around the world that would like to join this exciting event as a speaker and share their vision of the fusion between art, science and technology. Authors are invited to submit papers through our Evaluation Management System by March 3, 2020.

Open Call: Dlectricity
Deadline March 3
Produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI), this spectacular outdoor visual light + art celebration takes place along the Woodward Corridor as well as DTE Beacon Park. Attendees are immersed in a landscape of light through groundbreaking installations of video art, 3D video mapping, lasers, interactive design + engineering, and captivating performance. From lasers and 3D mapping to dance performances and large-scale video projections, we want to see how you’d illuminate the city landscape.

Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts: Manufactured Narratives, fiber art
Deadline: March 6
Manufactured Narratives will focus on how fiber artists weave stories through their artwork. Fiber art is one of the few artistic disciplines that is intrinsically hands-on, as artist manipulate material through intense manual labor. Fiber art straddles the line between form and function as many fiber artworks can contain traditional functionality. However, within fiber arts, a distinction is drawn between material manipulated for the sole purpose of creating a functional piece and what is intended as a work of art. The difference is the focus on aesthetic value over utility. Each of the following artist creates works with a clear focus on aesthetic value, yet some of their works can also be used as functional pieces. Through each of their works, the artists create narratives that oftentimes examine personal experiences or questions.

Artists’ Cooperative Residency & Exhibitions, Southwest Wisconsin
Deadline: March 7
ACRE’s residency takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. The residency facilities include numerous buildings which provide for expansive communal work spaces, a screen-printing studio, an outdoor wood shop, an art and tech facility, a sound studio, a fibers studio and a ceramics studio.

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency, African American visual artists
Columbus, Ohio
Deadline: March 9
This 90-day residency in the home of the late Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson is open to U.S. based African American visual artists. In addition to a studio space, recipient will receive a $2,500 unrestricted cash award and a stipend up to $5,500 for travel/living expenses. Community outreach activities are required and artists will have the opportunity for a public presentation and/or exhibition.

Deadline: March 12
Some things are binary: black and white, sea and sky, night and day. Somethings aren’t binary: gray, horizons, twilight. Show us work that explores, in any media and all subjects that live in either the binary or nonbinary spheres.” Entries are open to all original 2-D or 3-D artwork. MFA will display selected works in their online Curve Gallery from April 15 through May 31, 2020. Show Chairs: Wil Scott and Richard Niewerth. Juror: Dr Yuriko Jackall

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry program
Deadline: March 13
For more than 40 years, the Arts/Industry program has connected artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co. in the Pottery and Foundry. No experience with clay or metal is necessary, just an interest in exploring new ideas, processes, and perspectives within an industrial setting. There is no charge to apply for this world-renowned, highly competitive residency.

Montgomery College Themed Exhibition Series “Self”
Deadline: March 15
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is calling for exhibition proposals for the Open Gallery in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center that address the theme, “Self.”
Four exhibitions will be scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year. For the 2019-2020 season, we are seeking artists who explore contemporary ideas of Self Portraiture; engaging with the self through either representational or conceptual means. If you have questions about these calls for proposals, please contact Katherine Knight,

McKnight Visiting Composers Residency Program, The American Composers Forum
Deadline: March 17
The American Composers Forum will select up to two composers to design and produce their own residencies in Minnesota. Applicants from the full range of musical styles and a diverse pool of artists whose work demonstrates strong artistic merit are encouraged to apply. Visiting composers should expect to spend approximately 40 days in Minnesota, working on projects with a Minnesota community-or communities-of their choosing. The award is for $10,000 and projects are expected to be completed within 18 months of receiving the award.
Details here.

Call For Proposals: World Alliance For Arts Education Summit
Deadline: March 20.
The World Alliance for Arts Education is partnering with the University of Florida and the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) to host a World Summit on Oct. 26-29 in Gainesville, Florida. This event invites out-of-school time, primary and secondary school arts educators, higher education professionals, arts education researchers and policymakers, national, state and local education officials from across the world to submit proposals and attend the summit to network; share research; and examine quality structures, processes and practices. Ahead of the summit, there will be a Young & Emerging Leaders Forum on October 26.

BalletX Choreographic Fellowship
Deadline: March 27
The BalletX Choreographic Fellowship selects one promising choreographer to create a world premiere work for the BalletX Company. Fellows receive a $5,000 choreographic fee to create a 20-25 minute ensemble ballet for the company’s 10 dancers; round-trip transportation to Philadelphia; budget of $7,000 for costumes, scenic design, and music (original composition or rights); and a minimum of 6 performances of the work at a Philadelphia theater. To be eligible, applicants must have completed their first commission on a professional dance company within the past 5 years and be able to work in the U.S. for the duration of the residency.

The Grit Fund
Deadline: March 31
The Grit Fund (TGF) provides monetary awards-up to $7,000-to encourage the development and presentation of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and advancement of Baltimore’s arts and cultural landscape. The Grit Fund is a project specific award that prioritizes artistic initiatives that present opportunities for artists, cultural organizers and community members to develop unexpected collaborations that investigate place and space. We accept proposals from unincorporated artist-led initiatives that utilize the visual arts as a means to produce collaborative public facing projects. To find out more information about the Grit Fund, including our program guidelines and eligibility, our application toolkit, FAQ’s, and more, please visit If you have any questions please contact Program Manager Khadija Nia Adell at

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship: Emerging artists, socially-engaged practice
Deadline: April 4
At the intersection of art and social change, this nine-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields. Adapting the well-honed methodology of the Halcyon model, Halcyon Arts Lab fosters creativity through an environment of learning, access, collaboration and support. 2019/2020 fellowship dates: September 9, 2019 to June 26, 2020 Emerging artists who are interested in further developing a socially-engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC.

Princess Grace Awards: Theater, Dance, Choreography, Film, Animation
Deadline: April 30 or June 1, consult guidelines
Princess Grace Awards identifies and nurtures emerging artistic excellence. Scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships give artists, who are at outset of their careers or early stages of professional development, the financial assistance and encouragement to focus on artistic excellence. Artists are nominated by non-profit 501 (c)(3) schools or organizations; nominators may only submit 1 candidate per category (i.e., scholarship, apprenticeship, fellowship). Nominating organizations whose artists are selected to receive Princess Grace Awards receive a modest grant in addition to the Princess Grace Award grant funds.

Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Deadline (estimated): May 31
Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to artists working in photography and photo-based art. Qualified applicants must provide a portfolio of still photography of any subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. Examples of ineligible work include film, video, and interactive multimedia. United States citizens and legal permanent residents of the U.S. who are at least 21 years old are eligible to apply.

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship
Deadline: July 1
The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India. Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens). Applications can be downloaded from the web site For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies (773) 702-8638. Email:

Call of Composition for International Students 2020 —The 13th Shanghai New Music Week
Deadline: July 15
As a part of master-class of the Shanghai New Music Week, the call of composition aims to encourage students to compose more creative and excellent works. Five pieces will be selected from the entries by a jury of Chengjie Zhang, Deqing Wen, Narong Prangcharon. The final concert will be held from 15:15 to 17:15 September 23h 2020 by Shanghai New Music Week Ensemble. The residence composers Micheal Jarrel, Frencesco Filidei, Narong Prangcharon, Ye Xiaogang and Zhang Qianyi will give comments on the five selected pieces in the Master-Class for International Students Works Concert. New Music Week will provide necessary accommodations and transposition for the selected finalists who are not local, along with the festival pass during the period of 18th – 23th Sept. 2020

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence, Oak Spring Garden Foundation
Deadline: August 9
The Oak Spring Garden Foundation will award one Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence of $10,000. The aim of the program is to support an outstanding early-career visual artist, working in some area related to plants, gardens and landscapes, who wishes to further his/her career through a dedicated period of focused activity on their artistic work. The fellowship will be a two-month long fellowship, with at least two weeks and up to two months of that time being spent working on-site at Oak Spring. Applicants must hold an MFA in visual arts and have a well-developed portfolio to apply.

Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowships: Creative Arts
Deadline: November 16
The Zhi-Xing (or “learning and travel”) Fellowship, is a fully-funded four-week professional and leadership development program that brings 10 mid-career U.S. leaders to China each fall. The fellowship features intensive cultural immersion, group sessions with Chinese and U.S. experts and two weeks of individually-tailored travel and meetings in four to six Chinese cities around the country. Eisenhower Fellowships seeks a mix of applicants from all professional sectors – public, private and nonprofit – and representing diverse disciplines in the preferred age range of 32 to 45 years old.

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, William & Eva Fox Foundation
Deadline: November 17
The goals of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are to further an actor’s artistic and professional development and to deepen and enrich his/her relationship with a not-for-profit theatre. The Exceptional Merit award is $15,000 (with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) and supports actors who are established in their careers as working professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience. The Distinguished Achievement award is $25,000 and supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work. Recipients are awarded grants to allow them to look for opportunities for continued growth and sustain the longevity of their careers.

Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award: Creative Arts, underrepresented groups
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Deadline: December 2
The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review-including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields-so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. The Award offers a $17,500 stipend-$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. Emerging Faculty Leaders may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences.
Details here.

Artist Open Call: Le Fresnoy Research & Production Residency
Deadline: February 28
Le Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporain, Paris
Calling for applications from researchers interested in working on a project related to their research interest in an artistic environment that offers advanced audiovisual production tools. The candidate will be attributed the sum of 8,400€ to be used exclusively on their project.

Live & In Color: playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color
Deadline: March 1
Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience. The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience. Application Fee: Free.

Solo exhibitions: Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts
Penn State Altoona
Deadline: March 2
Artists will be selected from online submissions by a faculty committee. Up to six artists are awarded annually with a solo gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. Artists creating original works of art in any media are encouraged to apply. Digital and non-traditional media will be considered.

Artists Open Call: The Prix Ars Electronica
Deadline: March 2
Computer Animation, Digital Communities, Interactive Art + and u19 – create your world. The winners will receive the prestigious Golden Nicas, prize money of up to 10,000 euros per category and a prominent appearance at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (9 to 13 September 2020).
Details here.

Coney Island Film Festival
Deadline: March 6
Our festival by the sea has gained a reputation for fostering a relaxed atmosphere where filmmakers and industry veterans alike gather to enjoy a jam-packed weekend of great films, parties and amusement park rides. Coney Island’s independent spirit and irreverent attitude have helped the fest quickly thrive as something distinct from other NYC events. The opening night celebrations pay tribute to Coney Island’s renown carnival history with live performances by sideshow freaks, sword swallowers, fire eaters and stars of the New York City burlesque scene!

Artists in Residence: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Dancers, Poets, Musicians, Film, Photographers, Writers, Screenplay Writers, etc.
Deadline: March 7 and August 8
January residency Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and island of Hawai’i. Families, Doubles, Singles, Troupes, Groups & Collectives accepted. $2000 stipend. Open to Film, Photographers, Writers, Painters, Dancers, Poets, Musicians, songwriters, screenplay writers, etc. The residency includes a Sound Studio, Art Studio, Dance Deck, and other amenities.

International Digital Media and Arts Association: Glitch is the Soul in the Machine
Deadline: March 15
Glitch is the Soul in the Machine is an international exhibition showcasing emergent forms of new media art that playfully reveal the way digital technologies influence our perception of reality even as they corrupt the practice of everyday life. If, as conference exhibition curator Mark Amerika suggests in his “Glitch Ontology” manifesto-performance, “Glitch is the soul in the machine,” then how do works of contemporary art reveal what is broken, dysfunctional, hacked and cracked in our information-saturated culture?

Solo Exhibition: Montpelier Arts Center
Deadline: March 15
Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2020 – August 2021. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2015 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups. An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibition (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium). The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the exhibition.
For more information, send information to

Montpelier Arts Center: Classical Recital Competition
Deadline: March 15
Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition! Winners will be featured in a recital in the Main Gallery during the 2020-2021 season. Previous winners from 2017 to the present are ineligible. Musicians must be 18 and older to be consid­ered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own transportation to the recital. Ten-minute selection of music that best identifies your repertoire and technique. Musician(s) biography. Headshot(s) that is appropriate for print (at least 8″x10″ and 300 dpi resolution). Current one-page resume with contact information for each participating musician. The honorarium is $400 per performance. If applicable, one accompanists per performance will receive a $200 honorarium. There is no entry fee for this competition.

Call for Papers: Volume 3 “Hauntings and Traces” Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, University of California, Santa Cruz
Deadline: March 16
This issue of Refract investigates the power dynamics of (in)visibility through “haunting” and the “trace.” A form of way-making, the trace offers itself as an object, subject, and action, a remnant and a becoming. Haunting occupies a discomforting space between something/somebody and nothing/nobody – not simply a vestige of previous realities but an active force that unsettles life-and-death worlds. When the trace makes itself known, it has the capacity to become a possession of those in power: controlled, regulated, and framed. Hauntings, on the other hand, destabilize accessible narratives and come to (re)possess these sites of tension.

Djerassi Residency Program 2021: choreography, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science
Deadline: March 17
Djerassi Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share collegial interaction within a small community of artists. In this spirit residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency session they are awarded. Eligibility recently expanded to include degree-seeking students. Please feel welcome to apply. Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. There are 6 residency sessions each year: 5 are 4 weeks long and 1 that includes Open House/Open Studios is 5 weeks long. One session is devoted to Scientific Delirium Madness and the intersection of art and science. No shortened or partial residencies are offered. Each residency session features 11 or 12 artists, a total of 66-70 residencies awarded per year.

Zelyonka SpaceUP Contemporary Dance Festival, Ukraine
Deadline: March 20
Zelyonka SpaceUP contemporary dance festival invites experimental and contemporary performances of emerging choreographers/companies to apply for the 10th edition of the Festival. This year the festival will be held in 5 Ukrainian cities in series: Kherson (June), Kharkiv (July), Odesa (August), Rivne (August), Kyiv (October). Stage or site-specific performances and professional workshops can be submitted for the Festival. The Festival provide meal, stage, equipment, technical staff and accommodation for all chosen participants.

Invited Workshops: Creative Arts Department at Spalding University
Deadline: March 20th, 2020
The Creative Arts Department at Spalding University is piloting its visiting artist program for the 2020-21 academic year. The interdisciplinary art and design program at Spalding has a long-term goal of emphasizing public art and social practice, and the visiting artist series in 2020-21 will introduce our students to the methods used in the making of public art through social practice by hosting artists who are local to the region and artists who are from outside of the area. This year, we invite regionally and nationally recognized artists to host a workshop on our campus. We are wanting to give our students opportunities to work with diverse and talented artists and makers who can provide them with an example of meaningful practices in order to help cultivate the next generation of engaged artists. Through the use of facilities and cross-disciplinary philosophies, visiting artists will introduce ideas that can enhance our student body art making experience.

Open Call for Film & Video Art, TC Cinema Fest 2020
Deadline: March 22
Seeking film and video submissions for TC Cinema Fest 2020, a new cinema festival to be held in Tri-Cities, WA. Looking for fresh voices and truly independent artists and filmmakers. Festival is seeking primarily short cinematic works including: narrative, documentary, avant garde moving image, and video art. To participate, please send an email including a link to your video submission accompanied by Director’s Bio, Director’s Contact Information, and Film Synopsis to:

Short movement based films: SFU Woodwards Cinema
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline: March 23
We are looking for innovative concepts, exceptional camerawork and cinematography, experimental editing styles and post-production effects that bring added layers to the subject matter. Proposals must be centred around the physical body in motion. How do you define movement? What is your definition of movement, and how do you portray this within your film or movement practice? We want to see your ideas and concepts around the theme of Recorded Movement, and to challenge this definition as you see fit. Youth (15-25) and Emerging (26 and over).

Robert W. Deutsch: Artist Retreat 2020: literary, visual, performing, and sound artists
August 6-9, Pearlstone Conference Center
Deadline: Mach 31
The Baltimore Artist Retreat is an intentional space for 50 Baltimore based artists to connect with one another, in an effort to expand and deepen networks, opportunities, and practices. In an effort to continue cultivating our artist network, 10 of the 50 slots will be reserved for alumni artists from 2016 & 2018. Emerging or mid-career artists: literary, visual, performing, and sound artists currently residing in Baltimore City and Baltimore County are invited to submit an application. The retreat is free for all selected artists and includes lodging and meals for the duration of the retreat. Selected artists are responsible for their transportation.

Castle of our Skins: 2020 – 2021 Creative-in-Residence
Deadline: April 1
Castle of our Skins (COOS), a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music, is seeking a Creative-in-Residence for its 2020 – 2021 season. International Emerging and Established Creatives* who will be between the ages of 20 and 40 by Monday, July 1, 2020. Creatives of all genders, ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations identities, religions/beliefs, education and physical abilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who identify as Black or belonging to the African diaspora as strongly encouraged to apply.

Call for New Media, Film, and Video submissions: Frame & Frequency VI
Deadline April 5
Frame & Frequency VI is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts located in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today.This years edition will take the form of an Experimental Short Film & Video Festival during the Rockville Arts Festival May 2nd & 3rd.
Apply here.

“Works on Paper” 2020, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts
Deadline: April 30
“Works on Paper” is the 22nd Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, Prints, Photography, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung. SARAH SUZUKI, Curator of Drawings & Prints at MoMA, NYC is the JUROR. Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror at the reception.

Solo and Group Exhibitions: Morehead State University
Deadline: April 30
The Caudill College Department of Art & Design at Morehead State University located in Morehead, Kentucky is seeking exhibition submissions from interested solo and group artists. Exhibitions will be held in Fall 2020 during the months of October and November. All media are eligible for consideration. Artists will be chosen in early May by the Gallery Director and the faculty of the Art & Design department.

Freshwater Theatre: call for new plays
Deadline: rolling
Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with. Eligibility: While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future.
We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.

apexart International Open Call Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: March 1
apexart will accept proposals for its International Open Call from February 1 – March 1, 2020. Four winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented in selected locations around the world as part of its 2020-21 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of location, or past experience are invited to submit a proposal online.

Deadline: March 1
Artspace invites emerging and mid-career artists from all fields to apply for our one year Artist-in-Residence program. The Residency will begin August 1, 2020 and end July 31, 2021. Artspace will provide one year of studio space and the residencies will culminate in a solo exhibition of the work creating during the year. Artspace, 50 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510
Details here.

Center for Documentary Studies: Duke University
Deadline: March 1
The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing. The upcoming prize competition will be for photography. The winner of the competition receives $3,000 and features in Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications. The winner’s work is also placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Glitch is the Soul in the Machine: hybrid forms of intermedia art
Deadline: March 15
GLITCH IS THE SOUL IN THE MACHINE is an international exhibition showcasing emergent forms of new media art that playfully reveal the way digital technologies influence our perception of reality even as they corrupt the practice of everyday life. If, as conference exhibition curator Mark Amerika suggests in his “Glitch Ontology” manifesto-performance, “Glitch is the soul in the machine,” then how do works of contemporary art reveal what is broken, dysfunctional, hacked and cracked in our information-saturated culture

We Art Water Film Festival 2020, Spain
Deadline: April 2
The We Art Water Film Festival is an international short-film competition organised by the We Are Water Foundation, which aims to recognize and reward the talent of all those people with a clear awareness of the water problem around the world which are also able to capture it in their own film productions. The main objective is to raise awareness of the water problem around the world through the creation of audio visual pieces that address this issue.

Caldera Residency Program: artists, creatives and cultural workers in any discipline
Deadline: May 1
Through our residency program, Caldera supports artists, creatives, and cultural workers to build skills, relationships, and projects that inspire growth, combat oppression, and activate change. Residents draw inspiration from the residency community and the natural world surrounding the Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.Caldera offers 2 and 3.5 week residencies January through March. A cohort of 7 – 10 artists is in residence each month.
Details here.

Deep Listening, Phase 1 with Phill Niblock, Julia Kent, Bj Nilsen and Tim Shaw
Deadline: May 27
A five-day residential workshop in the epic French Pyrenees, led by Phill Niblock, Julia Kent, BJ Nilsen and Tim Shaw Workshop dates: May 27, 2020 – June 1, 2020. The concept of Deep Listening, as coined by Pauline Oliveros when her nascent Deep Listening Band descended into an underground cistern to perform using the space’s 45-second reverb, has become increasingly vital in modern music. She described Deep Listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing”.

Eastern State Penitentiary call for Site-Specific Installations
Deadline: June 17
Call for 2021 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. No Entry Fee. Details:

Hamilton Gallery
Deadline: rolling
The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.

Proposals for Creative Capital Awards
Deadline: February 28th
Creative Capital’s venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital Awards provide each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project.

Farwell House AIR: multidisciplinary
Deadline: March 1
The Farwell House AIR is a multidisciplinary artist residency whose mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists (21 yrs+) of various disciplines to work without interruption in a supportive, rural environment. For the 2020 sessions, artists will be selected through an open application process to live and work at Farwell House (Frederick, IL) for a two week period. During this time artists will be working on various tasks related to their artistic field. Also during this time, artists will be required to engage with the local community in some way. This requirement may be accomplished through an exhibit, studio visit, workshop, reading, lecture or performance. Although our goal is to provide for the artist, we deeply desire to engage and provide for our communities through this type of interaction.

National Dance Project Production Grant
Deadline: March 2
NDP Production Grants provide funding to artists/companies to create new dance works and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring those works to their communities.

Prix Ars Electronica 2020
Deadline: March 2
Submit your entry now to the most traditional media art competition in the world! The following categories will be announced for the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica: Computer Animation, Digital Communities, Interactive Art + and u19 – create your world. The winners will receive the prestigious Golden Nicas, prize money of up to 10,000 euros per category and a prominent appearance at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz September 9-13 2020.

Call for Works – Nottingham New Music Weekend
Deadline: March 8
Nottingham Forum for Artistic Research (NottFAR) invites submission of compositions and sound works that will be performed and presented as part of the New Music Weekend (May 7-10, 2020). Performers include trombonist John Kenny, flutist Carla Rees, and clarinettist Sarah Watts. Electroacoustic and acousmatic works will be presented in partnership with the De Montfort University’s Institute of Sonic Creativity. The call is open to all composers of any age or nationality that work in and outside of academia.

34 – 34. INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION HANNOVER 2020: choreographers and dancers
Deadline: March 15
Ballet Gesellschaft Hannover organize the 34. International Competition for Choreographers Hannover. Within the last years, the competition estimated as an important event in the national and international dance scene. All participants, choreographers and dancers ought to have professional training. Choreographers must be 35 or younger. The competition is open to any kind of style. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realization of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers. The duration of the performance has to be between 5 and 12 minutes. A solo-ballet may not be interpreted by the choreographer him/herself. The applicant is free in their choice of subject and music. The choreographic work can be sent as an Internet link (youtube, vimeo, etc.).

Call For Proposals: World Alliance For Arts Education Summit
Deadline: March 20.
The World Alliance for Arts Education is partnering with the University of Florida and the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) to host a World Summit on Oct. 26-29 in Gainesville, Florida. This event invites out-of-school time, primary and secondary school arts educators, higher education professionals, arts education researchers and policymakers, national, state and local education officials from across the world to submit proposals and attend the summit to network; share research; and examine quality structures, processes and practices. Ahead of the summit, there will be a Young & Emerging Leaders Forum on October 26.

Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music, Susquehanna Art Museum
Deadline: March 30
From Friday May 1 to Sunday August 2, 2020 Susquehanna Art Museum will present Creating Joy, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault. In a divisive contemporary world, music is one of the best ways to cultivate joy in our daily lives. Susquehanna Art Museum is interested in how you, as an artist, find joy at the intersection of music and art. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on the joyful relationship between music and art both visually and conceptually.
Details here.

5th International Composition Prize SEM 2020
Deadline: April 30
5th International Composition Prize SEM 202029 Sep 2019 – 30 Apr 2020
Associazione Ensemble Serenissima of Sacile (Pordenone, Italy) in collaboration with Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia Publishing House, announces the Fifth edition of the International Competition for orchestral compositions. The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities with no age limit.

Actors Fund: Career Transition for Dancers & Remote Orientation Process
Deadline: Rolling
Dancers with at least 5 years professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills. Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $,5000) are also offered to dancers with at least 7 years professional dance experience.

The Center for Ballet and the Arts
The CBA Fellowship Program awards residencies to artists and scholars across disciplines to work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Applicants are not required to be experts in dance but must have an interest in engaging with the art form. These engagements between artists and scholars, two communities that do not often intersect, strengthen and deepen the work of both.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Art + Technology Lab 2020 Request for Proposals
Deadline: February 25, 2020
The Art + Technology Lab supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship,
coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner
organizations, including Hyundai, Accenture, Snap, Inc., SpaceX, and
Google as well as independent artists and academics working in art and
technology from the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. Up to $50,000 per project

Howard County Arts Council: Call for Public Art: ARTsites 2020
Deadline: February 28
The Howard County Arts Council is currently seeking proposals from artists with public art experience for ARTsites 2020, a one-year outdoor sculpture exhibit on display in Howard County, Maryland from August 2020 to July 2021. Selected artists will be awarded a $3,000 grant to participate in the exhibit.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Award Program: artists and writers with at least one child under the age of 18
Deadline: February 28
The Sustainable Arts Foundation’s goal is to encourage parents to continue
pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have
let it slide. The foundation offers unrestricted cash awards and residency
grants to artists and writers with families — specifically, at least one child under the age of 18. $5,000 each to 20 artists

Deadline: March 9
The Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Residency (Aminah Residency) celebrates the legacy of the late Columbus artist and provides a U.S. based African American visual artist a 90-day residency in the Columbus, Ohio home of the late Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson.The Greater Columbus Arts Council, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, offers a 90-day artist residency for a U.S.-based professional African American visual artist. The residency is intended to provide an artist with the gift of time to develop a work in progress and connect to resources related to the work of MacArthur Fellow Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Award Details In 2020, the residency will include a $2,500 unrestricted cash award, a stipend up to $5,500 for travel/living expenses, and the honor of staying and working in Aminah’s home. Lodging and studio access is provided as part of the residency. Community outreach activities (facilitated by Arts Council staff) are required and artists will have the opportunity for a public presentation and/or exhibition.

2020 Stuart Artist-in-Residence
School of Design, South Dakota State University
Residency Term: September 14-October 9, 2020, Honorarium: $2,500
Deadline: March 17
Applications for 4-week artist-in-residence are now being accepted from visual artists working in any discipline, including interdisciplinary approaches. The selection committee specifically encourages artists whose primary role is to create and develop artwork independently while being willing to discuss their project conceptualization and visual progression with School of Design students, faculty, and the community during studio hours and public events. It is not intended that the selected artist teach or provide workshops.

The Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists
Deadline: April 2020
The Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. 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 average grant is $6,000 and grant amounts do not exceed $10,000, with 7-10 grants awarded each year.

Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program
Deadline: April 3
Grants made through this program are funded through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music. Grants are provided for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for 2–10 musicians performing one per part, composed in any of the musical styles
associated with contemporary classical music. Grant Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

HoCo Arts: Artists Sought for ARTsites 2020
Deadline: February 28
We are currently seeking proposals from artists and sites for ARTsites 2020, a one-year outdoor sculpture exhibit on display from August 2020 to July 2021. Selected artists will be awarded a $3,000 grant to participate in the exhibit.

Djerassi Residency: Choreography, Music Composition, Visual Art, Literature
Deadline: March 16, 2020
Djerassi Program offers residencies during the regular season, which run from mid-March through mid-November. Each year, 70+ writers, artists, composers, choreographers, filmmakers and scientists are awarded the gift of time and space: a one-month residency on our 583-acre ranch in Northern California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. All at no cost to the artists.


Previously Noted Opportunities

Sandy Spring Friends School: Seeking Artists for New Upper School
Deadline for Proposals February 12
Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) seeks to commission one or more permanent works of art
as a prominent, public works, including a signature piece for the atrium of its new Upper School building. The School seeks works of art that represent the mission and values of the School and community. SSFS will give particular weight to proposals from alumni or other members of the extended SSFS community.
Details here.

Soros Equality Fellowship
Deadline: February 13
The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support emerging midcareer professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting racial justice. The award provides individuals with $100,000 to support the production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: February 15
This studio program is open to artists working in any discipline nationwide. Artists will receive access to waterfront studio and communal spaces.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Residency Program: musicians, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, performance and visual artists
Deadline: February 15
These monthly residencies in the Catskill Mountains are open to artists of all disciplines and offer studio space in two communal buildings and two private live/work buildings in close proximity.
Since its founding in 1902, Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists-Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more-to and live and work surrounded by 250 acres of the Catskill Mountains’ serene natural beauty. Byrdcliffe offers several types of residency ranging from four weeks to five months to year-round for artists in multiple disciplines. The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Byrdcliffe seeks to pull together artists from varying perspectives, ages, and demographics, and engage with a broad range of artistic practices. Creatives and craftspeople in all media including weavers, writers, musicians, composers, healing arts (new!), architects, filmmakers, playwrights, performance and visual artists, and artists in other disciplines are invited to apply. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.

Squeaky Wheel Workspace Residency, Buffalo, New York: Media Arts, AR-VR
Deadline: February 20
This is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Residents will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, a $1,250 stipend, accommodations and travel support, and more.

Artist Open Call: Rijksakademie Residency, Amsterdam
Deadline: February 1
The Rijksakademie’s artist community has a unique ecology, highly international, multi-disciplinary, experimental and critically engaged. Artists are supported with a studio, a stipend, by a wide range of artistic and technical advisors, including artists, curators and thinkers, and have access to well-equipped workshops & a library.

Awesome Baltimore
Current Deadline: February 1
Got an idea to make Baltimore even more awesome? Apply! Awesome Baltimore 2020 Deadlines: February 1; April 1; June 1; August 1; October 1; December 1. Things to keep in mind: Make sure your project benefits Baltimore City residents! Make sure your project happens at least one month after the deadline (listed above)! Have a buddy take a look at your application before sending it our way. For real for real, let us know exactly how you’ll spend the money- be specific!

Call for Contributions: Music Pours Over the Sense – Choreographic and the Musical Experimental Symposium
Symposium Dates: May 15-16, 2020
Deadline: February 10
How much of the choreographic hides in the music, how much of the sonic resides in our bodies? What does music reveal about the body and vice versa? How can artistic research about this dialogical relation reflect, engage with and shape the realities we live in? This international symposium organized by Magdalena Chowaniec and Veza Fernandez calls for an exchange between those whose artistic work engages with a dialogue between the choreographic and the musical. It aims to create a temporary platform for artistic researchers, artists and scholars to share and re-organize their transdisciplinary practices; let them melt, struggle, crash, exchange, transduce each other and re-compose the how and what through the collective experience.

The Earth Speaks VI: Climate Crisis
Deadline: February 14
The Pocono Arts Council announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 1 – May 31, 2020 at The Dunning Gallery/Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA. $1,200 in awards. Juror: Santa Bannon. The Earth Speaks VI exhibition offers artists an opportunity to capture their concern regarding the climate crisis and how it affects our planet, as well as an opportunity to offer possible solutions. All mediums.

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center: Workspace Residency, Summer 2020
Deadline: February 20
Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts in Buffalo, NY. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and space to support ongoing projects or the creation of new work. Three applications will be awarded residencies. Collectives or collaboratives can apply, however, please note that if accepted, the group would share the resources offered by Squeaky Wheel (stipend, artist fees, transportation refund, accommodations.) Residents may bring children, however, please note that if accepted, you and your dependent(s) would have to similarly share resources awarded by Squeaky Wheel. Squeaky Wheel does not offer paid childcare; however we would be happy to discuss ways we may be able to provide reasonable assistance. August 15, 2020 – September 05, 2020. Facilities: Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Darkroom, Fabrication Lab, VR Studio. Housing: Private Room, Shared Bathroom

Politits Art Coalition: We Want As Much
Deadline: January 20
Politits Art Coalition is honored to announce an open call for our 4th annual juried exhibition: We Want As Much, held at The Yards in Rochester, NY. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, created to guarantee and protect (some) women’s constitutional right to vote. The centennial offers an opportunity to commemorate this milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.

Sounds Like THIS Festival 2020: Ligeti Quartet Call for Works
Deadline: January 23
We are pleased to announce that, alongside their performance in Belgrave Music Hall, Ligeti Quartet will be in residence with us on Friday 13 March 2020 to workshop compositions for string quartet. Selected works will be played through followed by discussion. We are accepting submissions of full pieces, movements or excerpts of up to six minutes in duration which are scored for string quartet. You may submit works which include tape parts or electronics, but please bear in mind practical considerations for setting up and rehearsing the work. Sounds Like THIS Festival will work with the Ligeti Quartet to select up to eight works to be workshopped across the day.

Studios Midwest Artist Residency
Deadline: January 31
STUDIOS MIDWEST is a visual arts residency program dedicated to the creative expression of the artists who participate. This short-term residency takes place every other summer for a period of 4 weeks (July 1 – 25, 2020) and is hosted by the Galesburg Civic Art Center. We partner with Knox College to provide studio facilities in the beautiful Whitcomb Art Center on campus, and are in close proximity to Blick Art Materials Retail and Outlet. Housing is provided, and an additional $500 stipend available.

Code:ART2 Call for Urban Interventions and Prototypes, City of Palo Alto
Deadline: January 31
Code:ART2 is a new media public art festival that temporarily re-frames Palo Alto as a lab for interactive urban interventions and creative placemaking while engaging commuters, residents, students and visitors in dialogue to shape the future of the downtown corridor. The City of Palo Alto wants individuals working at the intersection of art and emerging technologies to submit their conceptual proposals for cutting-edge urban interventions, prototypes, or temporary installations.

Berkman Klein Fellowship Program at Harvard University
Deadline: January 31
The Berkman Klein Center’s mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions. They are looking for applications from people working on a broad range of topics related to Internet and society, and encourage applications from scholars, practitioners, innovators, artists, etc. with ideas, projects, or activities in all phases on a spectrum from incubation to reflection.

Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists
Deadline: February 1
Eight week Residency in Brittany France. Event Dates: June 3, 2020 – July 29, 2020. Léhon, Côte-d’Armor, France. The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.

Liturgical and Sacred Art 2020
Deadline: February 3
2020 Liturgial Arts Festival: Come Creative Spirit. Springfield, Illinois
In cooperation with the Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield (LAFS), the Springfield Art Association (SAA) will host a juried exhibition of liturgical and sacred art as part of the biennial, interfaith Liturgical Arts Festival: Come Creative Spirit. All spiritual interpretations, approaches and media are welcome. We hope for an exhibition of work that will support diversity, promote understanding and foster tolerance. March 28 – April 25, 2020

Open Call – Art & About Sydney: choreographers, theatre producers, installations, augmented reality
Deadline: February 6
The City of Sydney is seeking art projects for the 2021 Art & About program. Ambitious installations, augmented reality, performance – if you’ve got bold and original ideas that will temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in Sydney, Australia, the City of Sydney wants to hear them. Visual artists, theatre producers, choreographers, curators, creative technologists, architects, designers – all creative disciplines are encouraged to apply. Ideas are accepted from anyone, anywhere in the world. You don’t need to be an Australian citizen to apply. This is a great opportunity to show your work in the centre of Sydney.

SIM Residency, Reykjavík, visual arts open call July-December 2020
Deadline: February 7
The main objective of the residency is to provide a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work. The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process.
Details here.

VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2020
Deadline: February 14
VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition. The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2020 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement. VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in February 2020.

ADF’s Movies by Movers Accepting Dance Films
Deadline: February 14
ADF’s Movies by Movers invites short and feature-length dance films for its annual festival which takes place during the American Dance Festival at the Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art in Durham, NC, and at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in the fall. Screendance, experimental, documentary, and narrative films with strong presence of movement accepted. Durham, North Carolina, USA, June-July 2020.
Details here.

Newport Art Museum
Deadline: February 15
The Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI announces a call to artists for its residency program in June 2020. $500 Honorarium, $200 Travel Stipend, $250 Meals/food shopping, $500 Materials/Supplies/Equipment (any purchased equipment will remain with the Museum). The Newport residency strives to create a community of artists that reflects a rich mix of artistic styles and ethnic, social and human diversity. The Newport Art Museum actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or ancestry. Artist Status: Mid-Career and Established Artists. Collaboration: May apply as a team (2 people maximum). Geography: Open to US artists.
Details here.

Death Valley National Park AiR
Deadline:February 19
Artists will stay at the historic Stovepipe Wells Village, in a comfortable room, with all the amenities, including internet and use of the heated pool and other facilities, including the Badwater Saloon and Toll Road Restaurant, as well as the Stovepipe Wells General Store. A month long January residency INCLUDES $2000 stipend. Death Valley is also one of ideal locations for astrophotography and it is a Dark Skies Location, prized for its isolated low light pollution vistas. This is a no studio residency, so artists will have to work in their lodging or plein air. A vehicle is required to get around the large park area.

Deadline: February 21
Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Glen Echo Park, Fleeting, Fled is an exhibition about the temporal that is open to many possibilities. The cycle of life, death and rebirth is the underlying theme. Occurring during the Spring season in Washington, artwork could be inspired by the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms and daffodils that will be in bloom. Environmental themes might also relate to climate change or the climate crisis. The opportunity to halt rising global temperatures is fleeting, or has the window for evoking remediation already closed? The setting of Glen Echo Park, one of our national parks might also be inspirational. The indoor and outdoor setting allows for a wide range of media, including ephemeral outdoor works. The juror welcomes a broad interpretation of this theme, personal or political.

Deadline: January 31
Sounds of our Cities is a European project of Cultural Cooperation carried out between City of Roeselare, Dear Hunter, Aalborg University and Idensitat. It aims to explore urban areas, focusing on the locality, including local audiences and reflecting on cultural identity in relationship with the community. This open call for artists to participate represents the project launch.

Alys Foundation: 13th annual Digital Graffiti Festival
Deadline: February 1
The Alys Foundation is accepting applications for the 13th annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Florida. Selected digital art will be showcased May 15-16, 2020. Awards include Best of Show ($5,000), Curator’s Choice ($2,000), and three Special Recognition honors ($1,000 each).

The Menial Collection: Call for Submissions: MIGRATORY PATTERNS
Deadline: February 2
In collaboration with WDLY, the nomadic arts organization co-founded by Teri Henderson and Malcolm Lomax, The Menial Collection is excited to present the first edition of a new publishing initiative, Menial Papers. Menial Papers is a critical platform for fostering discussion specific to Baltimore’s arts landscape. Central to this conversation: the understanding that arts organization and practices are affected by larger political forces that significantly affect, if not determine, that activity.

Deadline: February 4
Dedicated to bringing art from elsewhere to New York, NOoSPHERE Arts’ all-volunteer team of artists and curators keeps seeking new ways to accomplish our goal: to offer the U.S. audience access to current art from other countries and to bring creative people together for artistic cross-pollination and transnational collaborations. In collaboration with the Mothership Crew, we are pleased to offer the annual grant program NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: Once a year, we provide a month-long residency free of charge to one talented international artist or curator.

Gallery CA: As It Should Be
Deadline: February 7
Exhibition on view March 26 – April 23, 2020
As It Should Be asks artists to imagine what tomorrow brings. If artists had the power to wake in the morning and have the perfect day, have all problems in the world be solved then what would the world look like? “The artist” is often written off as someone who doesn’t understand how the world works and whose ideas have no basis of reality within the current system. What is misunderstood in these moments is that the artist can simultaneously hold the world as it is and the world as it should be. The cognitive dissonance between these two worlds is the space where the artist thrives. Artwork provides a vision of how to get from where we are to a more just and sustainable future. Curated by Sarah McCann. In partnership with Rising Up! an Education Program of the Modell Lyric.

Anderson Center Residency: composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, musicians, performance artists, EWriters
Deadline: February 15
The Anderson Center provides month-long residencies May through October (with rare exceptions made for two-week stays) each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress. A rotating Peer Review Panel comprised of professional artists, writers, and scholars annually screens and selects all applicants.
Details here.

Solo Shows 2020-2021 at Locust Grove Estate
Poughkeepsie, New York
Deadline: January 14
Days remaining to deadline: 7
The Locust Grove Estate is partnering with Barrett Art Center to announce four Solo Show opportunities in 2020-2021. Each 10-12 week show presents artists with the opportunity to present a solo show of 20-30 artworks in the Transverse Gallery in the Visitor Center at Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark museum, education center, and nature preserve which attracts over 90,000 visitors each year, with a strong record of solo show artwork sales. Locust Grove was the nineteenth-century country estate of Samuel Morse, who, in addition to inventing the telegraph and Morse Code, was an artist and the founder of the National Academy of Design.

Vox Populi: Black Box Curatorial Fellowship, curators of time-based artwork and performance
Deadline: January 19
Since 2013, Vox Populi has supported the work of curators focusing on time-based arts and performance practices through the Black Box Curatorial Fellowship (previously known as AUX Curatorial Fellowship). Managed by Vox’s Black Box Committee, the Fellowship offers financial, facilities, administrative and programming support to one curator or curatorial collective located in Philadelphia or surrounding areas focusing on the research, development and presentation of live or durational forms – including performance, dance, music, poetry, film/video and new or emergent genres.

City of Takoma Park: 2020-2021 Exhibitions
Deadline: January 20
The City of Takoma Park is putting out a Call for Artists for our 2020-2021 Exhibitions. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 20, 2020, and there is no entry fee. Artists are being sought for group exhibitions that will be held in 2020-21 at the Takoma Park Community Center as part of the City of Takoma Park’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series. Individual artists and artist groups are encouraged to apply.

Eye of the Camera: Artificial/Natural
Deadline: January 23
The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 54th Annual Eye of the Camera Thematic Photography Competition and Exhibition Awarding $2,400 in cash prizes! This year’s juror: Angela Faris Belt 2020 Theme: We are seeking printed photographic work which explores the concepts of “Artificial/Natural.” Artificial is something made by humans, or an imitation or substitute for something natural. Natural is what is produced or arising from nature, or the world without human impact. The tension between artificial and natural is experienced by humans and animals on a daily basis. Surprise us with your interpretation!

Art & Technology, 4.0: wearable electronics, new media, digital art, installation
Deadline: January 31
The exhibition, Art & Technology, 4.0, will explore the intersection of arts and of technology and present work that takes advantage of the groundbreaking potential that this area of creative research provides. The advent of the DIY and Make movements has forged a continually expanding relationship based on the philosophy of “open source” and has made accessible technologies such as 3D printing, wearable electronics, new media, and digital art, as well as a vibrant interest in the potential of installation and the creation of work that exists as experience and its relationship to the solitary object as a dominant means of expression. With this exhibit, Art & Technology, 4.0, the team wishes to create a fertile playground of imagination that will serves as an inspiration to our students and the community. Juror: Michael Casselli, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Installation, Antioch College. Media: All media will be considered for this exhibition, including 3D printing, wearable electronics, new media, digital art, and installation of all kinds. Exhibition runs: March 5-26, 2020.

2020 Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Program: composers, photographers, videographers
Deadline: January 31
Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists an opportunity to live and work in this exceptional environment for three weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Choreographer’s Prize
Padua, Italy, April 27th and 28th 2020
Deadline: February 3
The Municipality of Padua Culture and Tourism Council, in collaboration with Arteven Regional Cir
cuit, announces the 11th Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize, created and directed by Laura Pulin. Choreographers aged 18 – 40 at the time of application may participate in the artistic project. Preliminary selection of candidates will be based on the documentation and material submitted. The finalists will participate at the Prospettiva Danza Teatro Prize 2020 in Padua at G. Verdi Theatre. The winner will receive a prize consisting of: 5,000 (five thousand) Euros pre-tax and a week of choreographic residency in Padua

Goetemann Artist Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony
Deadline: February 5
The Goetemann Artist Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony provides each of three visual artists and one environmental/installation artist with a four-week stay in a live-work studio with access to the rich cultural community of Gloucester. Selected artists demonstrate a high caliber of work, originality and seriousness of purpose, and all are expected to give opening and closing talks as a part of the program.

New Jazz Works Grant
Deadline: February 7
A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, New Jazz Works is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform,
and record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or a member of the ensemble. Since 2000, CMA has commissioned 236 New Jazz Works grantee ensembles.Notification June 2020. Grant Period July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023.

Laois Dance Platform, Portlaoise, County, Laois, Ireland
Deadline: February 17
All films submitted should incorporate dance and youth in any way, shape or form. We are looking for films made with or for young people with strong elements of movement and dance up to 8 minutes. We are not looking for music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, 1-minute films or commercials.

The Place Called Home
Studio Montclair
Deadline: January 10
Artists are invited to submit work that explores the concept of HOME through many lenses. Peace, security, safety, and opportunity are all words describing the place called HOME. In essence, HOME is a concept, a comforting idea that we create for emotional sustenance. Across the world people travel to and from places both near and far; often risking everything in search of a place to live without threats or fear. They search for the manifestation or fulfillment of this idea, often forced to do so; at other times voluntarily. Self-identity may be redefined by the blending of many cultures as new roots are established. And then there is the juxtaposition of so many others who take HOME for granted. This show aims to explore this theme through many lenses.

Harvestworks New Works Residency: sound art and emerging technology
Deadline: January 10
Along with access to Harvestwork’s lab, this residency awards contemporary artists working in sound art and emerging technology a $5,000 commission to produce, document, and present a new artwork.

I PARK’S 2020 FUNDED ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM: music composition, sound art, moving image, new media
Deadline: January 15
I-Park is now accepting applications for its fully-funded artists’ residencies – open to artists and designers working in the visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, moving image/new media and architecture/landscape design. Applications are due January 15, 2020. Details and application forms are available at

Open call – Dance Residencies 2020 – Mediterranean Dance Center, San Vincenti, Croatia
Deadline: January 20
We invite dance artists with fresh ideas for new projects to apply for residential stay in Mediterranean Dance Center, San Vincenti, Croatia. From April to December 2020. If you are an artist (or a group of artists) working within the field/s of contemporary dance, physical theatre, performance art and other cross-over artistic genres connected to dance and you dream about creating a new piece, let us know about it. If you need the time to explore, be inspired by the nature and tranquility of a small Istrian renaissance city of just 180 inhabitants, we want to hear about it.

Takoma Park Arts Call for Artists
Deadline: January 20
Artists are being sought for group exhibitions that will be held in 2020-21 at the Takoma Park Community Center as part of the City of Takoma Park’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series. Individual artists and artist groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants don’t need to be Takoma Park residents, and there is no fee to apply. Our bimonthly group exhibitions feature a wide range of mediums in galleries and sculpture display cases in the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue. We extensively promote exhibitions, host opening receptions, and film interviews with artists for airing on Takoma Park City TV and Youtube. Artists can sell their work, and no commission fee is charged. Artists are responsible for installing and de-installing their work and attending the opening reception.

Casting Call: Singers and Rappers for MLK Day Voices of Carmen Concert
Deadline: January 20
Seeking singers, rappers, and recording artists 19 to 29 yrs for MLK Day Concert Performance of Voices of Carmen at Reginald F Lewis Museum, January 20th, 2020. Voices of Carmen is a contemporary adaptation of the opera Carmen using R&B, Pop, and Hip Hop music.Interested? Email

Festival 10 Sentidos: DREAMERS – contemporary dancers and choreographers
Valencia, Spain, May 23, 2020
Deadline: January 26
Festival 10 Sentidos celebrates its 9th edition from the 7th to the 24th May 2020 in Valencia (Spain), filling the city with the most innovative performing arts proposals from national and international artists. The Festival has become a meeting and reflection point for art and social action. With the theme Dreamers, the Festival in 2020 will be focused on young people, their concerns, their hopes, their desires and conflicts. They will be the principal actors in 10 Sentidos 2020. Which world are they looking for and yearning for? What kind of world they don’t like? How are the adults wondering about the world they are leaving to them and to the future generations?

New Music USA: Project Grants
Deadline; January 30, 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Our approach to Project Grants is driven by two core convictions. First, we believe the best way to serve new music is to ask practitioners what they need rather than tell them what they should want. Secondly, the process for requesting financial support should be simple and help artists connect with audiences, not just funders. Applicants are asked to present their projects using the same language and media they would use to build public interest in their work. Our goal is to make grantmaking less about grant writing, and focus instead on how artists naturally talk about their work.

National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Arts Projects
Including: Arts Education, Dance, Design, Media Arts; Music; Opera; Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works; Theater; Visual Arts
Deadline: February 13
Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. We fund nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. We do not fund direct grants to individuals.

Furman University – call for gallery proposals
Deadline: February 15
The Thompson Art Gallery invites established artists to submit a proposal for solo exhibitions during the 2020-22 academic years. The exhibition space is approximately 900 square feet with solo exhibitions typically running for 4-6 week periods. The gallery committee will consider all media. The university will insure artwork while it is on display in the Thompson Art Gallery. Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the artist. Small stipends available for artists willing to give a gallery talk at a closing or opening reception.

Art Omi: Dance Residency, Ghent, NY
Deadline: January 2, 2020
Art Omi seeks applicants for the Summer 2020 Residency who work within any style of dance and who desire to collaborate, experiment, and share practices in a low-stakes, high quality, retreat-like setting. July 20-August 10, 2020

HoCo Arts General Exhibit Application
Deadline: January 1, 2020
All artists (18+) working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. We also welcome proposals from curators and arts organizations. General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

HoCo Arts Open 2020
Drop-Off Date: January 3, 4:30-6:30pm
HoCo Open is open to artists (aged 18 years and older) who live, work, or study in Howard County. Eligible artists are invited to bring one piece of ready-to-hang original artwork completed in the past two years to the Center for the Arts on January 3 between 4:30 and 6:30 pm (snow date: January 6). Artwork will be accepted for the exhibit on a first-come, first-serve basis, one piece per artist until the gallery is full. HoCo Open entry forms are available on our website at

The MacDowell Colony: music composition, theatre, visual arts, film/video
Deadline: January 15th, 2020
Call for Applications: MacDowell seeks applications for the summer 2020 residency season. Financial aid available for artists of all disciplines. The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2020
This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2020-2021 in residence as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most important and compelling issues. We invite applications from people working on a broad range of opportunities and challenges related to Internet and society, which may overlap with ongoing work at the Berkman Klein Center and may expose our community to new opportunities and approaches. We encourage applications from scholars, practitioners, innovators, engineers, artists, and others committed to understanding and advancing the public interest who come from — and have interest in — countries industrialized or developing, with ideas, projects, or activities in all phases on a spectrum from incubation to reflection.

New Jazz Works
Deadline: February 7, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or another member of the ensemble. A note to UMBC faculty, routing is required for this submission, consult Rachel Brubaker.

FARM Studio International Artist Residency, Rajasthan, India: dance, theatre, music, media, performance and visual arts
Deadline: February 20th, 2020
FARM Studio International Artist Residency’s aim is to provide a rural, community-based open platform where creativity can unfold. Residents stay and create in a unique atmosphere and entirely new environment where they can develop their artwork free from accustomed distractions. Relationships form between the artists coming from different geographical locations and varied social, religious and cultural backgrounds. Here, collaborations and experimentation is encouraged. Many exciting exchanges and dialogues among artists take place. Farm Studio also promotes and celebrates the local community’s artistic and cultural identity while also introducing art and culture of others (Indian and International guests) back to the community. This intercultural exchange broadens everyone’s experiences and fosters art appreciation. Farm Studio International Artist Residency hosts artists from September to March each year, with accommodations available for up to 6-12 residents at one time.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
Deadline: January 13, 2020
The 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applications are available. The 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region.

Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants
Deadline: January 15
The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.

McMaster Gallery – School of Visual Art and Design at UofSC
Deadline: January 17th, 2020
2020-2021 Open Call for Submissions: The McMaster Gallery welcomes Solo and Group Exhibition Proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Gallery is located in the University of South Carolina’s School of Visual Art and Design in downtown Columbia, SC. The Gallery offers over 900 square feet of space with 140 linear feet of wall space.

SIGGRAPH: Artist Open Call
Deadline: January 21, 2020
The SIGGRAPH 2020 Art Gallery invite you to submit fusions of art and technology that contemplate what role public art projects and artists play in the shifting ecological, political, social, and global-relations climates of our daily world.

American Academy in Rome: Musical Composition, and Visual Arts
Deadline: January 31st, 2020
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program provides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes life at the American Academy in Rome. Through the program, participants can rent living and working space at the Academy-joining our vibrant community of Rome Prize winners, Italian Fellows, Residents (notable artists and scholars invited by the Academy Director), and our global Affiliated Fellows.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art: Into the Light
Deadline: December 30
Are you into the light? From Caravaggio to Turrell, light is essential for art. With digital effects, or old master techniques, and in every imaginable medium, artists capture and reflect light in all its forms. Since time immemorial, the radiance of light has expressed spiritual illumination, and the thirst for transcendence. Today, experimental works utilize technology to reveal the world in a new light. Enlighten the juror of Into the Light with the brilliance of your work — traditional or avant-garde, figurative or abstract — in all mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, video, installation art, functional objects, fashion and craft. Into the Light seeks artworks in all media to brighten our spirits in these dark times. Without art, there is no light. Juror: Nicholas Barlow, Curatorial Assistant, Hammer Museum.

European Media Art Festival
Deadline: December 31
The European Media Art Festival is calling for films, videos, installations and performance projects or expanded media works. The festival will takes place 22 to 26 April 2020, at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück.

Art Omi: Music Residency Program, August 13 – 30, 2020
Deadline: January 2, 2020
Art Omi: Music invites twelve to fifteen musicians and composers from around the globe to come together for two and a half weeks each summer for a uniquely collaborative music making residency. Art Omi: Music encourages its participants to share ideas, perform each other’s works, and write music for one another, while exploring their own musical vision and broadening their artistic and cultural horizons. Art Omi: Music welcomes composers and sound-makers working in all genres and from all backgrounds from all over the world. Because Art Omi: Music encourages and fosters participation in new collaborative environments, only applications from individual applicants are accepted.

MASS MoCA Studio Residency
Deadline: January 8, 2020
Artists receive a private studio, housing, meals, and financial and business coaching through the staff of MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program.

Joshua Tree Highlands Residency: including drawing, photography, film, video, new media, installation, interdisciplinary, and social practice
Deadline: January 10, 2020
This residency fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. Artists are supported with a $1,000 stipend, plus living accommodations and studio space.

Harvestworks New Works Residency, New York, New York
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Along with access to Harvestwork’s lab, this residency awards contemporary artists working in sound art and emerging technology a $5,000 commission to produce, document, and present a new artwork.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts: Exhibition Proposals for the 2021/2022 Calendar
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Greenville Center for Creative Arts, a community art center in Greenville, SC, invites established and emerging artists (ages 18+) to submit proposals for consideration in either solo or group exhibitions for the 2021/2022 exhibition calendar. The GCCA Main Gallery provides approximately 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and features the work of local, regional, national, and international artists from all disciplines in 6 shows per year. All mediums will be considered for exhibition.

Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) paid internship program
Deadline: January 3/10, 2020
Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program, administered by Americans for the Arts and national partners, matches undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally untapped for arts leadership with dynamic communities, energetic host arts organizations, and business mentors, to guide students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. In 2020, the nationwide, competitive selection process will grants paid, ten-week-long internships in Nashville, New Jersey, and New York City.

MUFF – Marseille Underground Film and Music Festival 2020
Deadline: January 5, 2020
The Marseille Underground Film & Music Festival works on the diffusion of audiovisual & artistic productions coming from alternative and underground cultures. The festival team curates an eclectic programme including film projections (personal and thematic retrospectives), an international short film competition, concerts, exhibitions, talks, workshops and other hybrid cultural forms. MUFF #4 takes place from April 15 to 19, 2020 in various venues in Marseilles.

Baltimore Screenwriters Competition
Deadline: January 13, 2020
The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is accepting entries for the 15th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. The competition is open to all screenwriters. Applicants can submit screenplays in the feature or shorts categories. Scripts must be set in or can be filmed in Baltimore. The top entries in each category win cash prizes, and feature winners also receive all access passes to the 2020 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Deadline: January 13th, 2020
The Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee The Center for 21st Century Studies and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host this year’s annual conference, “#ALT-MKE” on April 30-May 2, 2020. UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies explores these multiple perspectives in its spring 2020 conference, “#ALT-MKE: Finding New Answers in the 21st Century City.” At this critical juncture, we must rethink our political imaginations and critical engagements. Can Milwaukee, and other urban areas like it, offer novel answers to the intractable problems that confront us? If the city is an answer, what questions must we ask?

TOPOGRAPHIES – Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Deadline: January 7, 2020
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works which in some way address the theme of TOPOGRAPHIES (works about layers, mapping, paths, and related concepts). Whether it be our skin, personalities, culture, or the surface of the planet Earth, layers, pathways, and the documents and images that explain and support them are all methods of understanding-lenses for revealing the surface of things and what lies beneath. Strata are time-capsules, representing tangible chronological data stored away for exploitation or harvest at some later time. But how do layers and paths as concepts occur in works of art, in the art making process, or in the resulting experience for the viewer?

Duke University: Summer Institute on Tenure & Professional Advancement, for underrepresented groups
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Junior faculty: “open to faculty members in their first or second year in a tenure track position in an accredited U.S. based college or university, who are from underrepresented groups or otherwise support the diversity missions of their institutions.”

2020 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
Deadline: January 13, 2020
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the 15th edition of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The prize will award $25,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. Approximately six finalists will be selected for the final review for the prizes; their work will be exhibited in the Walters Art Museum. Finalists not selected for the Sondheim Prize will be awarded an M&T Bank Finalist Award of $2,500 each. New for this year, we will also be awarding a Sondheim Creative Residency, a six-week long fully funded residency at La Civatella Ranieri, in the Umbria region of Italy, to one of the remaining five finalists not selected for the Sondheim Prize. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work will be featured in a large exhibition during Artscape (July 17-19, 2020).

SIGGRAPH Art Papers in Leonardo Journal
LONG PAPERS: January 14, 2020
SHORT PAPERS: January 23, 2020
The SIGGRAPH Art Papers program brings together communities of researchers and practitioners working at the intersections of art, design, humanities, science, and technology. The Art Papers program brings together communities of practitioners and researchers working at the cross-sections of art, design, humanities, science, and technology. Proposals can be submitted in one of six categories: 1) Project description; 2) Contemporary computational art, including theory/criticism; 3) Methods/techniques of creative practices; and 4) Media Art History/Media Archaeology of Artifacts and the Arts; 5) Experimental Design Practice; and 6) Indigenous and Aboriginal Communities, Arts, and Technology.

Provincetown Community Compact Dune Shack Artist Residencies
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Compact is pleased to offer 3 artist residencies and a writers residency between May and October of 2020 in a one of nineteen historic and primitive dwellings located within Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The dune shacks are primitive – no electricity or indoor plumbing – and isolated, allowing for uninterrupted solitude and refuge. The Compact funds, or partially subsidizes, these residencies.

Deadline for Early Bird pricing: January, 15, 2020
The class will start with exercises in which we will work on using the range of the body to discover different movement possibilities, developing into sequences based on the exercises. A full body warm up will begin on the floor and continue through sitting and squatting material. We will then continue by walking, running and spiraling, as well as phrases that focus on moving you across, around and in and out of the floor.

Deadline: January 15, 2020
The workshop will evolve around repertory sections from Yaniv and Guy ‘s recents creations. Everyday we will start with a Gaga/dancers classes

January 25-26, 2020
A two days workshop to discover or deepen Gaga Movement with the international choreographers Natalia Iwaniec and Ido Gidron: Gaga/dancers classes, improvisation and choreographers’ repertoire.

Deadline: January 31, 2020
The 2 day workshop conducted by Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati invites a group of maximum 12 participants to investigate performative processes applied to the field of new technologies and the relationship between human nature and artificiality, between humanity and robotics, between body and sensible environments. The journey aims at offering basic instruments to develop an interactive score, both sound-wise and choreography-wise.

Sundance 2020 Feature Film Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship
Deadline: February 11, 2020
The Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship: Feature Film is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Creative Producing Lab, Sundance Film Festival attendance, $10,000 in grant support, year-round mentorship from one industry mentor, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolves their communicating and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next feature film project.

Sundance 2020 Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship: Documentary Film
Deadline: February 11, 2020
The Documentary Film Program’s Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Creative Producing Lab, Sundance Film Festival attendance, year-round mentorship from industry mentors, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff. A $10,000 grant is also provided for costs of living and unsupported costs of project development. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and evolve their communication and problem-solving skills at all stages of their next feature film project.

AMPLIFY: Dayton Society of Artists
Deadline: February 19, 2020
AMPLIFY is the Dayton Society of Artists’ 2020 annual spring juried show. The call for art is open to all mediums, techniques, and styles and drop-off will be at the High Street Gallery. Work is encouraged to, but does not have to fit the theme, Amplify. Any artist, 18 years or older, is eligible to enter. Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak will be this year’s juror and over $1000 will be awarded in prizes!

Merced College: Exhibition Proposals 2020/21
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Merced College Art Gallery at Merced College is currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Please submit works including painting, printmaking,drawing, sculpture,ceramics, photography and digital art. Proposals may consist of solo, two person, and small group exhibitions.

Deadline: December 20
The Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College in Sheridan, WY, is currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2020-21 academic year. We invite artists to submit works in any media including video, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, etc. Exhibition proposals may consist of solo, two-person, and small group exhibitions. Honorarium of $1,000 for Exhibition, Artist Demo, and Artist Presentation
More information here.

Acadia National Park Artist-in-Residence: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Emerging Technologies, etc.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Deadline: December 31
The Artist-in-Residence program encourages accomplished, professional artists to create fresh and innovative new ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts. Acadia National Park is very highly interlaced with local communities and encompasses about half of Mount Desert Island, all or part of 19 coastal islands, and part of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland. In exchange for 14 nights in park-provided housing over a residency year, participants are asked to host a public outreach activity with park visitors, and to donate within another calendar year one finished work of art that depicts a new perspective of Acadia for visitors that’s drawn from their own experience. Pieces donated to the program collection are included in a permanent online catalog on the park website, and displayed seasonally in public spaces within the park, surrounding communities, and beyond.

WPA: “Collectors’ Night”
Deadline: January 3, 2020
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is inviting artwork submissions for its annual Auction Gala, now called “Collectors’ Night.” The event will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. All submissions will be reviewed by the WPA staff and selected artists will be invited to participate with between one and five artworks. We split sales proceeds 50-50 with the artists and there is no fee to submit your work. All forms of painting, drawing, photography, collage, printmaking (analog and digital), sculpture, and three-dimensional multiples are eligible. No jewelry, crafts, video or sound art will be accepted at this time.

2020 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program: visual art, video, dance, music, etc.
Deadline: January 6, 2020
The Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park offers artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes, supports the mission of the National Park Service and conservation of these public lands. Glacier National Park is located in Northwest Montana. The artist will be housed on the west side of the park. The nearest town is West Glacier, MT which is a small town located just outside the park. As part of the 2020 artist in residence program, our friends to the north in Waterton Lakes National Park (WLNP) invite successful candidates to visit Canada for a day to further connect the two parks as the world’s first International Peace Park (1932) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1995).

Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival Video Dance Showcase
Deadline: January 7, 20202
Professional choreographers, dance companies and video directors are invited to submit their projects to be presented in the International Platform for Choreographers and/or in the Video Dance Showcase. Companhia de Dança de Almada is organizing the 28th edition of Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival, a large forum for the presentation, exchange and dissemination of contemporary dance, to be held in Almada (Lisbon, Portugal) between the 18th of September and the 11th of October 2020.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts: Composers and Visual Artists
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is currently accepting applications from writers, visual artists, and composers for residencies to take place between June 1 and September 30, 2020. Deadline for all applications is January 15, 2020. During each application cycle, VCCA offers a number of fully-funded Fellowships, this time the available ones are: the Alonzo Davis Fellowship (for American artists of African or Latinx descent), the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (for artists from Delaware, Maryland, New York, and West Virginia), the Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Poetry Fellowship, and the Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship (for writers, visual artists or composers who self-identify as LBGTQ).
Apply here.

Borgeson Artist in Residence, Hope College
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Inaugurated in 2016, the Borgeson Artist in Residence Program is a twelve-week summer artist residency for early and mid-career artists, hosted by the Department of Art & Art History at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, that runs from mid-May through mid-August of each year. The residency provides housing, studio space in the Department of Art and Art History, a financial stipend and a one-month exhibition at Hope College’s 1,300 square foot De Pree Art Gallery at the conclusion of the residency. The exhibition opens in late August and runs through September. The residency stipend is paid in two installments, at the beginning of the residency and in September, at the close of the exhibition.

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2020-21
Deadline: January 19, 2020
The Rijksmuseum welcomes international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the museum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities. The programme enables highly talented candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library and laboratories. Furthermore, the programme facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage exchange of knowledge – both amongst themselves and the broader museum audience.

The Watermill Center Residency
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Since 1992, The Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program, uniting over 80 artists from more than 25 countries for a five-week creative intensive. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to work with established professionals in the international arts world; to forge an international community of artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.” The International Summer Program is focused on collaboration and building an artistic community. Every participant contributes to the development of site-specific works, performing arts and design workshops, as well as attending lectures and taking part in landscaping, construction and design projects. Artists apply as individuals and participate in all aspects of programmed projects and activities.

2020 LEROY NEIMAN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP – Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Ox-Bow’s Summer Fellowship is a fully funded opportunity for student artists to focus on their work, meet with renowned artists, and grow as members of this unique community. These students live on our campus for 13 weeks where they participate in campus life as both staff members and artists. By working closely with the staff, fellows develop relationships with others who have also made artmaking their lives. Fellowship students are either selected by Ox-Bow’s jury or the departments at one of eight partnering schools based on the merit of their work and on their commitment to making inspired and innovative art. During their stay at Ox-Bow, fellowship students are able to reinforce their commitments to artmaking, benefit from intense focus and access to professional artists. The fellowship program is a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate within an engaging artist-run community.

Call for Papers: Sounding Contemporary Art
Deadline: December 20
Since the 1960s, contemporary artists have increasingly looked beyond the visual to engage a broadened material and experiential field of practice including the sonic, which has inspired the development of the distinct field of sound studies. Papers may address topics such as the materiality of sound and its relationship to other mediums, auditory processes and technology, participation and social engagement, and curatorial approaches to displaying and collecting sonic work. We invite papers from all those whose work touches upon sound and listening, including scholars, curators, and artists. Midwest Art History Society Annual Meeting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection, March 19-21, 2020.

NEH Media Projects – Development Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2020.
These grants support the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards (of up to $75,000) should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship. Media projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and advance civic education are encouraged. The program also supports media projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.

Good Hart Artist Residency
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Good Hart Artist Residency located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides full room and board including a newly completed residency building with a 24 x 14 detached studio, a fully stocked kitchen with several meals provided by host family each week, a $500.00 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work.The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by hosting one resident at a time.
Residency Details

New Music USA Project Grants: Award Amount: up to $15,000
Sponsor Deadline: January 30, 2020
The Foundation’s approach to Project Grants is driven by two core convictions. First, that the best way to serve new music is to ask practitioners what they need rather than tell them what they should want. Second, that the process for requesting financial support should be simple and should help artists connect with audiences, not just funders. Applicants are asked to present their projects using the same language and media they would use to build public interest in their work. The Foundation’s goal is to make grantmaking less about grant writing, and focus instead on how artists naturally talk about their work. New Music USA is also passionate about adding value to the grants it gives and works to provide a platform for further exploration. The Foundation does this to build community around the artists served through promotion of projects through social media, email, and connections within the field.
More information here.

Washington & Jefferson College: Olin Art Gallery, solo or group exhibitions
Deadline: February 29, 2020
The Olin Art Gallery on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, is now accepting exhibition proposals in any medium for the 2020-21 academic year. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions. Submissions must include: 10-20 digital images (jpg-format), contact information, artist statements for all participating artists, an image list (including title, media, size, and date completed for each work), and a resume or CV. Proposals will be accepted via email only (email should be no larger than 10m – ZIP file, Mac compatible, preferred).

Night and Day, District Arts: 2-D work or 3-D work
Frederick, MD
Deadline: December 31
DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery located on Market Street in historic downtown Frederick, MD, is pleased to present NIGHT and DAY, a juried themed exhibition that features works where “opposites” are contrasted in the same piece. It could be the juxtaposition of light and dark or good and evil. Maybe war and peace or shadow and saturation. How about garbage and treasure in the same piece? Or is one person’s treasure truly another’s garbage? NIGHT and DAY will be independently juried with the works of approximately 20 artists selected for the exhibition.

Back to Basics: Residency Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland’
Deadline: January 9th, 2020
Residency program for artists and creative professionals of all disciplines
at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. 1 month periods in July / August / September 2020. Stop the information overflow, go offline and get back to focus in a supportive, natural environment. Back to Basics residency program gives artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their being. Take a break from your smartphone, reconnect with your creativity, be part of nature and learn to stay present again, doing only things you really want to be doing.

Press at Washington University in St. Louis, print media and/or multiples residency
Deadline: January 31st, 2020
The Island Press Artist Research Fellowship is a biennial residency open to artists who are in any stage of their career, who are under-recognized, and whose voices reveal significant potential. Paramount to the review of each proposal is an assessment of the quality of the artistic work. Island Press welcomes the opportunity to support projects that embody diverse perspectives. Candidates for the Island Press Artist Research Fellowship are asked to submit project proposals for a one-week residency at Island Press to conduct practice-based research in print media and/or multiples.

Rhizome Microgrant Proposal
Deadline: rolling
In 2015, Rhizome launched its microgrant program, awarding $500-$1,500 to anyone with a compelling vision for net art through an annual open-call. Microgrants will now be awarded on a semi-rolling basis throughout the program season, aligned with the artistic research topics.

Deadline: January 13, 2020
The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is accepting entries for the 15th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. The competition is open to all screenwriters. Applicants can submit screenplays in the feature or shorts categories. Scripts must be set in or can be filmed in Baltimore. The top entries in each category win cash prizes, and feature winners also receive all access passes to the 2020 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 13, 2020 by 5pm.

Visiting Artist: College of Western Idaho
Deadline: January 17, 2020
College of Western Idaho’s Visual and Performing Arts Department annually hosts a Visiting Artist for a 2 day visit which includes a public lecture and exhibition of their work and a workshop with students and critique of student work. This visit is funded by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply. Traveling expenses, housing, workshop materials and a stipend of 500.00 are included. The scheduled dates for 2020 are March 5 and 6, although there is the possibility of some flexibility in the dates. The deadline for proposals is January 17th 2020. Proposals can be emailed or sent via US mail to Goran Fazil (

MICA 2020: The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists
Deadline: February 1, 2020
The Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2020 session of The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France. The residency is housed in the medieval riverside village of Léhon in a “Petite Cité de Caractère”, graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany on a hill overlooking the village. Residencies will be awarded to a total of four to eight American artists. We accept applications from individual artists and from artist-couples (both must be accepted). Session dates: Arrive Wednesday, June 3, 2020, and depart Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Deadline: February 28, 2020
WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors and producers for its 2020 Biennial Edition.We are looking for shorts, documentaries and features written, directed or produced by women. There are five categories that can be entered: Independent Cinema; Documentary; Dance Video; Performance; Experimental cinema

Deadline: December 31
All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals, please. Plays must have no more than eight actors. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30. First prize production of the play in the Fischer Black Box in May plus $150. Second prize $75. Third prize $50.

Deadline: February 21, 2020
Final Application Deadline: March 13, 2020
ArtsCONNECT provides funding support toward diverse and robust live performing arts engagements for all audiences and communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The program recognizes that offering funding support for a variety of well-coordinated, collective booking efforts increases routing opportunities, leverages access for smaller markets, and benefits the region as a whole. To that end, ArtsCONNECT facilitates an open process of sharing touring project ideas amongst presenters and encourages active participation for presenters of all sizes. Artist requirements: To request ArtsCONNECT funding, a consortium of presenters have to jointly propose to engage a professional artist or ensemble for a tour. The tour is not required to be contiguous, nor does the artist need to perform the same work or repertoire at each site on the tour.

Brashnar Artist-in-Residence: visual artists and writers
Skopje, Macedonia
Deadline: March 3, 2020
Brashnar Artist-in-Residence (BAiR) is an artist run and operated urban artist residency program located in the neighborhood Hrom on the west side of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. BAiR is a multi-faceted residency program allowing resident artists the freedom to explore the potentials of their practice while experiencing Macedonian culture through group related activities.

United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Applications are invited for the thirty-fourth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publications on the history, art, architecture, or landscape of the United States Capitol and related buildings.

Deadline: April 30, 2020
The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required.

Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival
Regular Deadline: Dec 27 | Late Deadline: Jan 17, 2020
Onion City was founded in the 1980s by the Experimental Film Coalition. Chicago Filmmakers assumed responsibility for the festival in 2001, and expanded the size and opened it up to video work as well as film. Onion City presents 8-10 programs over four days in Chicago and features roughly 60-70 works from around the world. Aside from the competition programs, there are occasional special presentations of new or older films of note or guest presentations. Screenings take place at Chicago Filmmakers and other venues.

Bloomsburg University: Open Call for Art
Deadline: December 31
Bloomsburg University’s Dept. of Art is accepting exhibition proposals for the Haas Gallery of Art, and The Gallery at Greenly Center for the upcoming exhibition schedule, Fall 2020 through Fall 2022. All media are accepted; work will be considered for solo and small group shows. Both Galleries are secure facilities. Some funding is available to assist artists with exhibition costs. Artists selected for solo shows at either gallery must be able to attend a reception, and give a lecture about their work. All artwork is insured. Submission deadline is December 31, 2019. Please submit cover letter, along with CV, artist statement, and 12 examples of recent work. All items must be a PDF or Zip File. No hard copies. We cannot return materials.
Send to: Scott M Roper

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Artist-In-Residence
Deadline: December 31
The MSU-Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Artist-In-Residence Program is a partnership with the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi State University Department of Art, and the Friends of the Noxubee Refuge with support from the Starkville Area Arts Council. The Artist-In-Residence Program located at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge offers professional visual artists, writers, composers, and performers the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the Mississippi’s inspiring landscape and wildlife. Artists are needed to translate the national wildlife refuges’ history and purpose, as a place where wildlife comes first, into images and other forms of art that bring enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the Refuge.

HoCoArts: Call to Artists: Art Auction 2020
Deadline: Jan 20,2020
We’re currently seeking artists to participate in our juried Art Auction, one of the highlights of our Celebration of the Arts gala, to be held on March 28, 2020. Artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply.

American Dance Festival: Movies by Movers 2020
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
ADF’s Movies by Movers invites short and feature length dance films for its annual festival which takes place during the American Dance Festival at the Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art in Durham, NC, and at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in the fall. Screendance, experimental, documentary, and narrative films with strong presence of movement accepted!

Autumn Creative Residency at Dreamfarm
Deadline: December 23
A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks.
Residencies at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process. A Dreamfarm residency is a rare opportunity to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work. At Dreamfarm, you can dream big, break free and let your imagination run wild.

Puffin Foundation: 2020 Grant Cycle – Music, Photography, & Theater
Deadline: December 30
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. For the upcoming 2020 cycle they will accept proposals in Music, Photography, & Theater. Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below beginning in September 2019. Requests for application forms must be received by December 15, 2019. Completed applications for the 2020 cycle will be accepted from September 1st until the deadline of December 30, 2019 postmarked by midnight. Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed.

Open Call for Love Letters, Dance
Deadline: December 31
f you were to write a letter to something or someone dance related, who would it be to? A performer who changed the way you saw life? A piece that rocked you to your core? A choreographer that inspired you to throw caution to the wind and pursue a career on stage?
Creative Writing invites you to take a moment to gush, dwell, fantasize and swoon over a particular something that tickled you pink. Sit down, write them a love letter. We want to publish it!
To apply, please send love letters to

2021 National Women’s Music Festival: Emerging Women Composers Competition
Deadline: December 31
Women in the Arts is pleased to announce the 2021 Emerging Women Composers Competition for the creation of a new composition for orchestra with women’s chorus to be premiered at the 2021 National Women’s Music Festival. To apply:
Submit a biographical sketch or vita, résumé of compositional activity, and at least two sample works to

Maryland Institute College of Art FULL BLEED: Artists and Designers
Deadline: January 1
Full Bleed, an annual print and online journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fourth issue, forthcoming in Spring 2020. We publish criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive modest honoraria for their work. For Issue Four, we are especially interested in submissions that critique, investigate, or rely on archives of various kinds. We seek new writing about artists working with, playing with, re-contextualizing, or elevating archival materials; art or design projects responsive to historical documents; and essays, fictions, and poetry related to the work of archiving. We would be excited to see submissions that critique the construction of narrative through objects and historical documents, or that concern private collecting, hoarding, simplifying, tidying, and the distinction between these activities. When does archiving become obsessive and pathological? What drives people to collect and organize certain objects? We would also welcome work that takes up digital archiving as a subject for rumination, that introduces us to intriguing new archives under development, or that dwells on the ethics and politics of archival practices. Are archives inherently conservative, limited, or futile? Are they treasure troves, haunted houses, or primers in the mistakes we don’t want to make again? What use are they in particular to artists and designers now?

The Vroman Fellowship and Six Month Residency
Deadline: January 10
The Jan van Eyck Academie and the Vroman Foundation are jointly offering a 6-month residency. The Van Eyck and the Vroman Foundation for the second time are jointly offering a Fellowship in the form of a 6-month residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie. The Vroman Fellowship is open to an artist, designer or writer who works on the intersection of art and science. The Vroman Fellowship is open to an (inter)national artist/scientist with a curious, inquisitive outlook. The selected Fellow will be someone who will flourish in the interdisciplinary thinking, living and working environment of the academy, resulting in the development of new work. During the residency period, the Vroman Fellow is expected to create new work with palpable innovative, cross-disciplinary qualities. A public presentation of the work is part of the residency period.

Baltimore Screenwriters Competition 2020
Deadline: January 13
The Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is accepting entries for the 15th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. The competition is open to all screenwriters. Applicants can submit screenplays in the feature or shorts categories. Scripts must be set in or can be filmed in Baltimore. The top entries in each category win cash prizes, and feature winners also receive all access passes to the 2020 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters.

Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants
Deadline: January 15
The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.

Delta State University: call for exhibition proposals
Cleveland, MS
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Wright Art Center at Delta State University is pleased to accept exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups, and curators. Works in any media by artists at any stage in their career will be considered, with preference given to emerging and mid-career artists whose work presents a novel and thought-provoking approach to making and thinking about art. Proposals will be evaluated on artistic merit, conceptual integrity, and accordance with our mission. The exhibition space encompasses two connected gallery spaces totaling 1780 sq. ft. The gallery space includes convenient access to AC power, Wi-Fi, and variable lighting. Exhibit duration is normally four to five weeks, with 3-6 days available for installation prior to the opening. We will pay up to $500 for shipping and offer a small stipend to artists who are willing to present a public lecture on their work and meet with students in a visiting artist capacity.

Arizona State
Deadline: January 15th, 2020
Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. Decisions will be announced by email on or before March 1, 2020. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center’s publicity.

Center for Creative Photography: 2020 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: January 15
The Center for Creative Photography, the University of Arizona invites advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline to apply for any of seven research fellowships for 2020. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and be engaged in dissertation research. Between $2,500 to $5,000 is awarded for each fellowship and selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections.

Alserkal Arts Foundation: multi-disciplinary visual, documentary filmmakers, sonic artists
Deadline: January 31
Alserkal Arts Foundation’s inaugural Research Grants is designed to support radical, innovative, and contemporary research that challenges traditional modes of practice in a variety of fields. Applicants can include, but are in no way limited to, multi-disciplinary visual and sonic artists, architects, writers of fiction and non-fiction, independent publishers, documentary filmmakers, educators, geographers, historians, economists, and social scientists. Geographical focus: the MEASA region (Middle East, Africa and South Asia). Grant amount: US$5000 for individuals and US$10,000 for duos, collectives, and independent publishers.

loadbang’s 2020 Commission Competition
Deadline: March 1,2020
The composer should submit a work of chamber music written in 2015 or later for 2-7 players and/or singers, with or without electronics. It is recommended that the submitted work includes bass clarinet, trombone, trumpet, and/or male voice (though not required).The winning composer will receive a prize of $1,000 as a commission to write a new piece, which will be premiered in New York City by loadbang in the Spring of 2021. Tuition free participation and workshops with loadbang at the Longy School of Music’s Divergent Studio from June 7-17, 2020 in Cambridge, MA.



MSAC Artist in Residence (AiR) Program: playwriting, visual arts, music, dance, puppetry, and theater
Deadline: rolling
Maryland State Arts Council’s Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency. Artists who live in Maryland may apply to the Artist in Residence or Visiting Performer Rosters. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools (Artists in Residence) or assemblies with two workshops (Visiting Performers).

MSAC: Maryland Touring Grant: Dance, Music, Theater, Performance
The Maryland Touring Grant, a grant program of the Maryland State Arts Council, provides matching funding (up to $5,000) to eligible Maryland-based non-profit organizations to support artist presentations on the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster. The grant increases opportunities for residents of Maryland to experience high-quality and engaging performances in their own communities and neighborhoods.

Deadline: rolling
The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. Applicants may only submit one application per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). The Creativity Grant Program supports eligible activities of Independent Artists and Small Organizations with grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. There is no matching fund requirement for Creativity Grants. (For more information, see Creativity Grant Eligible Activities.)

Call for Sound Artists/Installation/Film/Musicians/Songwriters
Jaguar Luna Cultural Arts Collective, Costa Rica
We will offer discounted housing/studio space to artists in media that are willing to explore sound in sensitive areas and the effect of human noise. Artists are the journalists of our times, many are able to create complex yet moving works that can shift perception about difficult situations. In our region of the world, there are numerous farms, tourism, etc that contribute massive amounts of sound pollution. Perhaps not quite as dire as actual climate change or government/religious fanaticism, yet, it perpetuates a modicum of “I don’t care, it’s all about me”, and the raging entitlement in our society.

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: American University Museum Project Space, Washington, DC
The American University Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and nontraditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog. Projects are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators. Exhibitions should highlight educational themes to engage the university community.

Documentary Film Program | Sundance Documentary Fund
Deadline: rolling
Filmmakers globally asked us to be more flexible and responsive in how we fund. So, we are operating on a Rolling Open Call. While this will not increase the number of feature films we can support, we aim to respond to applicants more flexibly throughout the year to award grants on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your feature film at the point when you feel your project is ready to share, rather than rushing to submit before you are ready because of a fixed deadline. Therefore, going forward, filmmakers will be restricted to two application attempts total per project. This restriction will not apply retroactively. Hint: Submit your film only when you have written or visual material that demonstrates your creative and storytelling intentions.

Open Wabi Artist Residency
Deadline: rolling
The Open Wabi Artist Residency Program, located in a 100-year-old factory building in rural Ohio, offers emerging and established artists the time, space, and environment to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. While in residence, artists are encouraged to pursue their own work amidst a group of peers. Open Wabi facilitates this by providing a 20 acre property with large studios, unique spaces for installation, basic living facilities, and the opportunity for collaboration and critique with visiting artists and critics.
Details here.

Annex: art Artist-in-Residency New Mexico
Deadline: rolling
This short-term, self-directed residency program is being offered in cooperation with Art Oasis San Fidel, located in beautiful Cibola County about 45 minutes west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Art Oasis San Fidel is located in an off-the-beaten-path, historic ghost town approximately 45 minutes west of Albuquerque on the old Route 66. The program is open to creative individuals working in any genre, including visual art, music and literature. Residencies for this program are available for a minimum of 2 weeks, with a maximum of 8 weeks. Dates: May 15 – August 31. The cost of a self-funded residency with space galore is $375 per week and includes a private room and shared bath with use of the kitchen and other common area facilities. Food and beverages are extra. (monthly rates available for longer term residencies).

The Hamilton Gallery
Deadline: ongoing
The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.
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MDD’s Salon Performance Series: Dance
Deadline: Rolling
MDD’s Salon Performance Series, founded in 2010, is a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performing arts and dance works-in-progress of DeGarmo and guest artists. Its facilitated audience response approach is a unique way for the public to actively participate in the creation of new work. The Salon Performance Series is a showcase of original artistic works-in-progress of DeGarmo and colleagues with a facilitated audience response portion. Your portion of the event will include presenting a 10-minute excerpt of a work-in-progress and participating in 10 minutes of audience feedback on your work. The space doubles as our office and studio, and as such, the setting is informal and will not include technical elements such as lighting. The available space is approximately 10ft x 15ft, and can accommodate 20-25 audience members. Contact details:

UMES Mosley Gallery
Deadline: rolling
The Mosely Gallery is an academic art gallery in an HBCU and we are always looking for prospective artists for exhibitions. The gallery is a non-profit gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with an educational mission to enhance and promote UMES Department of Fine Arts academic programs in commercial photography, graphic illustration and sequential arts, as well as the art work of UMES students and faculty. As an HBCU, the UMES gallery pays particular attention to highlighting, supporting and promoting African American artists. The gallery provides cultural and educational programming to the campus community as well as the greater area of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Andy S. Way Music Foundation – Grant Applications
Deadline: Rolling
The mission of the Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is to nurture the relationships between composer, performer, and listener by providing educational opportunities that will challenge and inspire musicians to create and be part of new music. The Andrew S. Way Music Foundation is committed to the composition, education, and performance of new music. The process by which this is achieved has two major components: first the grant selects composers to write new music (for a school or organization), then music educators apply for the opportunity to perform the music with their ensembles in live concert. When the two are matched, the foundation will also help facilitate and encourage communication between the composer, the educator, and the ensemble. Currently accepting all applicants from the Bay Area. The Andrew S. Way Foundation welcomes composer and school/organization applicants from all walks of life and musical paths, and is dedicated to supporting all types of music. Click here to apply.

AIR in Bangkok 2019 Residency
Deadline: Rolling
Artist, designer, researcher and creator of all disciplines are invited to apply for Tentacles AIR program. This program is for creator who aims to develop new body of works, conduct research or experiment and focus on their practices. Located in the heart of Bangkok, 2 minutes from Tentacles Art Space and art community “N22” Tentacles Residency aims to support cultural exchange, research and experiment project from local and international art practitioners. Click here for additional information and here for the application form.

Doug Davis Composition and Performance Awards and Commissions
Deadline: Rolling
The Doug Davis Composition and Performance Endowment is dedicated to support and honor the performers and creators of music. The intention is that this endowment will financially support the performers of a specified musical composition each year, a reward for the focus of their talent. With the assistance of the California State University Bakersfield music faculty, this endowment will also award commissions to create new compositions. For more information, click here.

Maryland Film Production Activity Tax Credit
Deadline: Rolling
The Maryland Film Office (MFO) has announced that applications for tax credits for MD Small Films will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 am on November 19. A film production entity may be entitled to a refundable tax credit against the State of Maryland (State) income tax for certain costs incurred in the State that are necessary to carry out a film production activity in the State. The Department of Commerce is limited to certifying $800,000 in tax credits for all Maryland Small Film applicants in FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). Click here for more information and to apply.

Montgomery College, Rockville, and Germantown Art Department Artist in Residence Program
Deadline: Rolling
The three-week Artist in Residence program (AIR) of the Rockville Art Department augments the studio arts curriculum by providing students with direct hands-on experience in the arts that is guided by visiting artists. This is accomplished by: (1) Enabling students to work with contemporary artists other than faculty, (2) Fostering a vested commitment between artist, student and the educational setting of the College, and (3) Enhancing the Department’s curriculum. We are seeking individuals or groups with a wide range of artistic practices outside the traditional studio arts foundation curriculum. Proposals should offer a mutually supportive creative learning environment between students, classes, and Artist. Each artist is provided with a $2000 stipend for transportation, installation of work, and compensation for time. Click here to download the application.

Foundation for Contemporary Art
Deadline: Rolling, monthly
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; or, incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Each month FCA receives an average of 80 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is $1,500. For more information or to apply, click here.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism: Innovative Journalism Grants
Deadline: Rolling
The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Underwritten by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, ECFJ is the first initiative of its kind to directly facilitate artists’ major media commissions in the realm of journalism. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society. The funds distributed to artists assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced. Read the full press release here.

Station North YNOT LOT Call for Proposals
Deadline: Rolling (submit at least one month prior to proposed date for the event)
The Ynot Lot is an outdoor event venue located on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street in the heart of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Through community gatherings and public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design events that are created by a range of local and national cultural organizers. We encourage projects that center around social justice, intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration, daring arts and cultural work, and youth-run or youth-oriented events. For more information and to apply, click here.

Fledgling Documentary Outreach
Deadline: Rolling
Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. Applicants can submit online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of decisions within three months. Grants typically range from $10K – $25K. Fledgling supports audience engagement planning and implementation. For more information and to apply, click here.