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Baltimore — Artists U – Sustaining Through and Beyond the Pandemic

an online artists u intensive

Deadline: register ASAP
Why artists are poor and why we shouldn’t be
Tools artists have used to make things easier
How artists are navigating the transitions out of lockdown
This free online workshop brings the fundamentals of Artists U (planning, finances, time management, mission) to this complex time. Now is a powerful moment to begin imagining and planning what is next for our work, our lives, and our communities.
+ We will meet on Zoom four Mondays in a row, 6:00-8:00 pm. We will take breaks and breaths. We will build a positive, rigorous conversation about building balanced and sustainable lives as artists.
+ Here’s the schedule:
Monday April 12, 6:00-8:00 pm Strategic Planning in a Time of Uncertainty
Monday April 19, 6:00-8:00 pm Financial Thinking for Long-Term Sustainability
Monday April 26, 6:00-8:00 pm Time Management + Digital Life in Lockdown
Monday May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm Artist Mission Statements + Talking About Your Work
How much does it cost? It’s free (but the class size is limited). Who is it for? Baltimore artists from any discipline. Do you have to attend all the sessions? Yes, please.
Driving the Human: Seven Prototypes for Eco-Social Renewal

Deadline: April 9, 2021

From February 10 to April 9, 2021, Driving the Human invites designers, artists, scientists, initiatives, and agents from any fields of expertise from anywhere in the world, to join us in shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Our Open Call invites proposals that critically engage with the present and propose alternatives to current developments and disruptions, reflecting on what makes us human, and reexamining our relationship with society, the planet, and life itself.  Proposals may connect to larger themes, such as the social impact of climate change, energy cycles and our current technological acceleration, the mirror between the biosphere and the technosphere, contemporary processes of exchanging values and objects, and/or the impact of collective decision-making. Driving the Human welcomes proposals that embrace notions of urgency and radical openness as much as curiosity, interconnectedness, and new modes of collectivity across scales. Similarly, we encourage proposals that ask fundamental questions about the predominant narratives that we exchange about the world and our role in it. Selected applicants will be invited to interact with the expertise and multidisciplinary know-how of the Driving the Human partner institutions—acatech, National Academy of Science and Engineering; the mentoring program Forecast; the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design; and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe—in order to develop future-proof concepts and bring them to fruition as prototypes. Ultimately, the process and outcomes of Driving the Human become tools that enable new worldviews and open the doors to alternative ways of coexisting.
Focus: Portraiture

Deadline: April 9, 2021

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street, Travel, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Family Narrative, Fashion and Nude, all have visual statements to make in the world of portraiture photography. What is the character, attitude and expression of contemporary portrait photography? Black Box will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print.
Waller Gallery – Socal Media Takeover

Deadline: April 9, 2021

Call for submissions) to submit your bio, artwork, and other information for a chance to receive a $25-$50 microgrant and your work on display on our @artsy profile and on our digital platforms. We will accept applications on a rolling basis but apply by April 9th to be considered for this round. After April 9th we may be at capacity and no longer able to take more submissions. Thank you in advance to all the wonderful artists and performers who will submit! Note: We are prioritizing Black folks and other POC.
NextGen 8.0

Deadline: April 9, 2021

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 8.0. This iteration of NextGen will be held in an online gallery from June 4 – August 8, 2021. This will present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience to exhibit their work in a professional online gallery. Programming for this exhibition will include conversations with other emerging artists, critiques with local curators/arts administrators who work with young artists, and professional development. *Keep in mind, with this being an online exhibition, your work will be fully represented through images or video. The digital material you submit is what will be used for the show if you are accepted, so make sure your image/video quality is top notch.
Zaklepane / Ground Rules open call for artists

Deadline: April 9, 2021

Generator Malta is the curatorial programme of the Malta Festival Poznań, a theme related to human rights, urbanization, migration and nature, promoting social empathy, dialogue and value-creating art. For several years, a part of the program is invented in the form of an open competition for the artistic community.
We invite visual and performance artists, dancers, researchers, activists to take part in the recruitment “Zaklepane / Ground Rules” – we are waiting for ideas for performative, site-specific, sound, animation, installation, interventions or workshops on reflection on property rights, law to land/ground and use of its resources. In the Wieniawski Park in Poznań, the “fortress of the claim” objects, designed by Iwo Borkowicz and Ola Korbańska (iwola), will be built, where the final presentations of the winning projects will take place. The object will be built from the dug and will be formed in the ground in the same place.
NectART 2021 Emerging Artist Residency and Exhibition

Deadline: April 10, 2021

The residence is addressed to emerging artists (up to 35 years old). Nectar is a non-profit cultural organization located in the midst of nature in the off-the-grid 16th-century farmhouse, surrounded by endless forest inside Les Guilleries Natural Park, about 1h and 30min drive north from Barcelona. In its Artist Residency Program, Nectar will work in collaboration with Espronceda – Institute of Art & Culture and On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, an initiative of the Research Group Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) from the University of Barcelona. The culmination of the residency will be an exhibition at Espronceda exhibition space, one of the most innovative contemporary art center of Barcelona, where the artists will present their works within the frame of Art Nou Festival. The opening will be on July 8th 2021. The artists will have the chance to present their work in an Open Studio event and gather along with guests and cultural agents from the local art scene, enabling a space of conversation and feed-back. A one-day visit to exhibitions, art spaces, artist’s studios or other events in Barcelona will be organized by Nectar’s team. During their residency, the artists will have access to Nectar’s administrative and human support and to its network with local artistic and cultural community.
Recess Session Open Call

Deadline: April 10, 2021

Session supports the creation of new work by giving artists a project stipend, artist’s fee, technical support, mentorship, and approximately two months to transform Recess into a hybrid of a productive studio space dynamic exhibition platform. By remaining free and open to the public from the day the artist moves in until the day they move out, the program enables participants to have meaningful interactions with their active audience at every stage of the creative process.
2021 Stuart Artist-in-Residence at South Dakota State University

Deadline: April 11, 2021

Applications for 4-week artist-in-residence are now being accepted from visual artists working in any discipline, including interdisciplinary approaches. The committee encourages artists to create and develop artwork independently in the Ritz Gallery. Artists should be willing to discuss their project conceptualization and visual progression with School of Design students, faculty, and the community during open studio hours and public events. It is not intended that the selected artist teach or provide workshops. Given South Dakota State University’s commitment to “extend the reach and depth of the University by developing strategic programs and collaborations”, the residency selection committee especially encourages applications from artists who are currently residing and working outside and beyond the South Dakota region. Residency Term is September 7-October 1, 2021. Honorarium: $2,500 Materials Stipend: $200.
Arlington Art Center Resident Artist Program

Deadline: April 12, 2021

Arlington Arts Center’s Resident Artist program provides subsidized studio space in a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages interaction, dialogue, and exploration. The program gives artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a community with other contemporary artists and alongside AAC’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and extensive educational programs. All studios have excellent sunlight, private work sinks, and high ceilings with 24-hour access, 365 days a year. Shared facilities include a lounge area, kitchen, and bathroom. All studios and shared facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Bethesda Urban Partnership 2021 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards

Deadline: April 12, 2021

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is a visual art prize produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District that honors artists from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The annual juried competition awards $14,000 in prize monies to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition. The Jurors will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in September 2021.
Selection Panel:
  • Mark Cooley, Director of New Media Arts & Associate Professor, George Mason University
  • Oletha DeVane, Director, Tuttle Gallery at McDonogh School; Former Trawick Prize Winner
  • Betsy Johnson, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Denver District 5 Police Substation and 911 Call Center

Deadline: April 12, 2021

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original public artwork for the Denver District 5 Police Substation and new 911 Call Center located at 12025 E. 45th Ave in the Montbello neighborhood in Denver. A selection panel of community representatives, arts and culture professionals, and civic leaders has been assembled to identify art opportunities, and to select and recommend an artist or artist team for this project. The selection panel has identified the exterior entry plaza for potential art opportunities and will select one artist or artist team for the allocated total budget of approximately $250,000 USD. Artworks could be created using diverse media including sculpture, light, sound and mosaic applications. Works that are engaging and help to tell the story of the critical, yet unseen work of the 911 emergency communications center are welcomed. The selection panel is open to artwork in all media and materials that are suitable for outdoor display. From these applications, the selection panel will choose three to five finalists who will create site-specific proposals and be interviewed in a virtual format. Artists will be paid an honorarium for this work. Artists/teams selected as finalists will be required to submit a Diversity & Inclusiveness Form for their proposals to be considered, which will be provided upon notification. As directed by Executive Order 101, this form must be submitted for all city solicitations of proposals.
Instituto Sacatar Artist Residency Open Call for Group Projects

Deadline: April 12, 2021

The Instituto Sacatar solicits applications for Group Projects. The Group Project should include two to five participating artists in any artistic discipline or in any multidisciplinary endeavor. The project may be for research, development or completion of plays, operas, musicals, multi-media installations, dance pieces, multidisciplinary spectacles, films, production design, or any other project that involves the integration of different disciplines or different artists. The Group Project residencies will take place from August 25 to October 15, 2021. Groups may indicate interest in participating in the first month (August 25 to September 15, 2021), the second month (September 18 to October 15) or the full eight-week session.
SACO1.0 Bienal de arte contemporaneo

Deadline: April 12, 2021

The SACO Contemporary Art Biennial invites artists to participate in the call for its main exhibition called Aluvión. The selected creators will have approximately 10 days of residence at ISLA, Latin American Higher Institute of Art, for the materialization and assembly of their works. After the inauguration, they will participate in a trip to contextualize the territory, towards the interior of the Atacama Desert. A jury will select seven proposals according to their quality; its relevance to the space to intervene: the Melbourne Clark Historic Dock in Antofagasta; and mainly, its relationship with the curatorial concept Aluvión.
NFT NOW

Deadline: April 14, 2021

Techspressionism refers to a contemporary, digital take on Expressionism. NFT Now will be drawn from submissions referencing Expressionism or any art-historical period that inspires you. The show will open May 5 during Frieze Week and will be presented on Techspressionism.com using the Kunstmatrix VR Platform. This show requires previous knowledge of NFTs. No technical support is provided. Submitting artists must have already minted some NFTs. References should be revealed by the work’s aesthetic, but do not have to be explicit; they can be conceptual, spiritual, or otherwise related. Submit up to 5 images per entry.  Entries can be anything mintable as an NFT. If your work is time-based, a still image is required in addition to a viewing link.
Bethany Arts Community Residencies

Deadline: April 15, 2021

BAC offers short term residencies attracting artists at different stages of their careers from around the world for the development of both new works and works in progress. BAC welcomes artists working across most disciplines, including visual artists in any medium, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and lighting, projection, costume and sound designers. During their time on site, these artists will develop new works while engaging with local artists and the public.
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Bogliasco Foundation supports the Arts and Humanities by providing residential Fellowships at its study center in Italy’s most vibrant, historic crossroads, where gifted artists and scholars of all cultures come together to connect, create and disseminate significant new work. Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender. To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists. We are pleased to offer Special Fellowship awards, many of which include travel stipends to recipients.
Ceramics and Printmaking Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Lawrence Arts Center offers a 12-month Artist in Residence program to select artists in ceramics and printmaking. We also offer shorter term project based residencies throughout the year for artists of all disciplines. The Visiting and Resident Artists program at the Lawrence Arts Center offers community members a unique opportunity to study visual arts with practitioners of varied backgrounds and diverse skills. New artists are invited each year to become a part of the Lawrence community and share their professional skills with Lawrence Arts Center students and artists.
Climate Justice: Experimental Models for Changing the Paradigm

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The next issue of Mapping Meaning, the Journal, will focus on models and solutions that advance environmental justice with particular interest on racial equity and food security. Our emphasis is to highlight stories of hope and resilience by those trying to create new models of living that promote a radical reconsideration of the role humanity plays in a more-than-human world. Of particular interest are voices focused on healing and justice where ideas of sustainability, responsibility, and kinship have the potential to shape a new zeitgeist of mutual respect for one another, and reverence for the natural world that sustains us. Whether it be a project that bridges a gap in a community and solves a pressing problem like water or food shortages, pollution, or any other forms of ecological demise, or a successful example of an eco-village or an eco-spiritual community, or an individual artist’s unique perspective that highlights a profound truth about humanity’s role on this planet, we are open to all experiments that showcase the potential healing of broken relations between people and the planet.
Hambidge Center Creative Residency

Deadline: April 15, 2021

This residency is open to visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, arts, cultural administrators, and creative thinkers of all kinds. Each resident has a private studio & living space, with socially distanced meals provided four nights a week.
MacDowell

Deadline: April 15, 2021

MacDowell’s mission is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which MacDowell defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. We encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply. MacDowell encourages artists from all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.
Maison Losseau Residency

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The writing and creation residency set up by the Losseau Foundation and the Literature Sector of the Province of Hainaut is located in Mons (Belgium), on the site of the Maison Losseau composed of an Art Nouveau mansion with a vocation museum and a contemporary building including an interpretation center, exhibition halls and a literature center depositary, in particular, of a certain number of literary archives. The new residency program extends and completes the missions of the Losseau Foundation and the Literature Sector in the field of heritage promotion and especially aid for literary creation, in connection with other forms of expression. We wish to support writers (poets, poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists) and researchers by offering them an opportunity to extract themselves, over a limited period, from everyday life and by inviting them to explore , without this being restrictive or limiting, the resources made available to them on the site, in particular our rich literary or historical archives, from which they can draw inspiration to develop an original project.
Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program explores the positive roles that art and design can play in strengthening the community. Our Residency Program provides the time, space and support needed for artists to work on their studio practice and produce onsite activations. We welcome residents from all creative practices. Residents are paid $2000.00/mo and stay for free at 2310 Nicholson St. Residencies are for 3 months. We welcome emerging, mid-career and established visual artists & designers, but also makers, chefs, gardeners, architects, engineers, and scientists too! Just let us know what you’re into and why Nicholson is a fit. Local and national creatives are encouraged to apply. Although our residencies are open to all artists, our focus is on BIPOC artists and those who live or have ties to Southeast Washington, DC.
Schloss Wiepersdorf Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf awards residency fellowships to artists and writers in Schloss Wiepersdorf (State of Brandenburg, Fläming) in accordance with the following guidelines and dependent on the means available pursuant to the regulations of the State Budget Ordinance (LHO) and the administrative regulations (VV) relating to sections 23 and 44. Fellowships are granted at the Foundation’s discretion and no one can claim legal entitlement to a residency fellowship. The number of fellowships awarded is dependent on the funds available in the budget of the federal state of Brandenburg. The residency fellowship lasts for three months and is granted for the periods March to May, June to August, and September to November. In addition to room and board at Schloss Wiepersdorf, all fellows also receive a monthly cash stipend of €1200 and a one-time grant of €480 to cover material expenses.
Science Gallery Bengaluru – Psyche

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB) is a not-for-profit public institution for research-based engagement targeted at young adults. We work at the interfaces between the natural and human sciences, engineering, and the arts through experimental spaces, exhibitions, training programs, and public events. Science Gallery Bengaluru seeks interactive, participatory works for PSYCHE, an exhibition- season that explores the mind—and the complexities of thinking and feeling—in December 2021–January 2022. Why do we think? Why do we dream? Why are we emotional beings? Is intelligence and the ability to think and feel restricted to humans?
Baltimore County Arts and Sciences Project Grants

Deadline: April 16, 2021

Arts and Sciences Project Grants funded by Baltimore County government will help community-based organizations produce and present arts, science, history and humanities programs and activities in local communities in Baltimore County.
Community-based, not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve Baltimore County residents. Project Grants provide funding support for specific projects, such as performances, exhibits, lectures, classes and workshops. General operating support is not available through Project Grants. Note: All arts, sciences and humanities activities requesting project grant funding must take place in Baltimore County. Eligible organizations include arts organizations, after-school programs, museums and community-based groups that present arts, sciences and humanities programs and projects.
Beta Publica Open call for Contemporary and Experimental Choreographers

Deadline: April 16, 2021

In the VIII Edition of BETA PUBLICA and with more enthusiasm than ever given the situation in which we live, we continue to seek that the public, choreographers, dancers, cultural programmers, media, producers and other participants are – physically and virtually – present in the creative processes of the selected pieces giving rise to new reflections and bringing together points of view that contribute to enriching the creative process.
ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships: Call for Applications

Deadline: April 16, 2021

Applications are now accepted for two Curatorial Research Fellowships made possible by the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor. ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships focus on promoting experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement in the field. They support early-to-mid career curators to advance their practice and develop new knowledge in contemporary art, through research, travel, and the development of professional networks. Conceived to foster independent research, ICI’s Curatorial Research Fellowships offer a framework tailored to each curator’s field of critical inquiry. The fellows will receive financial support, mentorship specific to their research interests, and whenever possible, the opportunity to travel. They will have access to ICI’s international networks of collaborators and programs to create opportunities for continued learning. Fellowship duration is four to six months, between May and December 2021. Fellows may be based anywhere and will receive regular mentorship sessions virtually. Each fellow will receive an award of $10,000. As part of the Marian Goodman Gallery Initiative in honor of the late Okwui Enwezor, these Fellowships are available exclusively to BIPOC curators based in the US and curators of African descent based anywhere in the world. Early-to-mid-career curators (5+ years of experience working with contemporary artists), independent or with institutional affiliations, may apply.
UCSF Library Artist in Residence 

Deadline: April 16, 2021

The UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections and the Makers Lab are accepting proposals for the second annual UCSF Library Artist in Residence program. The UCSF Library Artist in Residence award, valued at $6,000, will be given annually to one candidate with a degree in Studio Arts or a related field and/or a history of exhibiting artistic work in professional venues. Possible projects can include, but are not limited to painting; photography; performance; sculpture; 3D scanning and 3D printing; programmable electronics; and digital, video or installation art. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 residency will be remote, applicants are advised to review the remote project of the UCSF 2020 Artist in Residence, Farah Hamade.
Making Moves Dance Festival 2021

Deadline: April 17, 2021

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites New York City-based choreographers and dance companies to apply for the 12th annual Making Moves Dance Festival: TO LIFE! (MMDF2021). All choreographers, dance artists and companies—including, but not limited to, such genres and styles as modern/contemporary, African, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, folk, ballroom and social dance influence (e.g. , vogue, house, waacking)—are invited to apply. To further celebrate all that is dance, MMDF2021 will feature dance-inspired digital and, if possible, in-person conversations, workshops and community engagement programs throughout September 2021. Applicants must submit up to three work samples electronically; headshot(s) and resume(s) as may be appropriate; an artist statement and separate artist bio of up to 150 words each; and no more than three links.
Culturehub Residency

Deadline: April 18, 2021

Culturehub supports artists who critically examine technology from a diverse array of mediums and creative perspectives. Residencies come with a $2,500 stipend for the development of their project, access to a studio, equipment, and technical support, and more. Yearlong residencies will take place between July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022 and will be anchored in either New York or Los Angeles, using a hybrid approach that uses both in person and online methodologies for collaboration and public engagement. CultureHub envisions a world where technology amplifies our humanity rather than diminishes it. We support artists who critically examine technology from a diverse array of mediums and creative perspectives. The residency program is designed to support artists as they take risks and target specific areas of their project’s development.
Studio Museum Artist Residency

Deadline: April 18, 2021

Since 1968, the Studio Museum has earned recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Afro-Latinx descent through its Artist-in-Residence program. The program has supported over 100 graduates who have gone on to highly regarded careers. Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international emerging artists working in any media. Each artist receives institutional guidance and professional development, research support, and a stipend of 20K paid out on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the residency.
2021 NARS International and US Based Residency Program

Deadline: April 19, 2021

NARS Foundation hosts international and US-based artists for a minimum of 3-month residencies, providing space and time in an artist community, located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Artists receive curatorial and project support, weekly studio visits, networking opportunities, and participate in a program designed to foster artistic experimentation and exchange among peers. In addition, artists have opportunities to present their work through virtual or public programming, exhibitions, and bi-annual Open Studios. This program may vary depending on the current COVID-19 regulations. Note: there is a fee for participating in this residency.
Chamber Music America – Digital Residency Program

Deadline: April 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the abrupt closure of performance venues across the country and the immediate loss of income for chamber music artists, presenters, and managers. The innovation and creativity of the profession prevailed, however, and small ensemble music began to be heard on multiple digital platforms within the first several weeks of the pandemic’s arrival. The Digital Residency Program has been created to assist musicians and presenters in maintaining relationships with their audiences, fans, and followers during and immediately following the pandemic. It is not intended to be a long-term program; artists’ engagement with communities in person and in settings beyond the traditional concert hall remain the hallmark of CMA’s residency programs. However, in a time when social distancing prohibits the ideal residency situation, reaching communities digitally has become an essential alternative. Unlike other CMA grant programs, the Digital Residency Program has a short, six-month grant period. Fulfillment of the required events will be through streamed or livestreamed presentations only. It is anticipated that in-person performances will, in part, return to venues by spring 2022 and the field’s priority will be focused on resuming live concert activity.
Digital Residency Program

Deadline: April 19, 2021

The Digital Residency Program has been created to assist musicians and presenters in maintaining relationships with their audiences, fans, and followers during and immediately following the pandemic. It is not intended to be a long-term program; artists’ engagement with communities in person and in settings beyond the traditional concert hall remain the hallmark of CMA’s residency programs. However, in a time when social distancing prohibits the ideal residency situation, reaching communities digitally has become an essential alternative. Attend the final virtual application workshop, Friday, April 9, 1:00 PM ET, to learn more. RSVP here.
Monaco: Open Call

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Monaco, an artist-run collective and contemporary art gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, is pleased to announce an open call for exhibition opportunities. We solicit solo, collaborative or two-person exhibition proposals for our main gallery space, and we are also soliciting installation-based or experimental exhibition proposals for the Monaco Project Gallery. Awarded exhibitions will take place from July 23 – August 28, 2021.
Studio Museum in Harlem Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: April 19, 2021

Since 1968, the Studio Museum has earned recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Afro-Latinx descent through its Artist-in-Residence program. The program has supported over 100 graduates who have gone on to highly regarded careers. Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international emerging artists working in any media. Each artist receives institutional guidance and professional development, research support, and a stipend of 20K paid out on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the residency.
Center for Advancing Photographic Arts – $5K Project Development Grant

Deadline: April 20, 2021

Supporting a fine art or documentary project that is a work-in-progress. We accept submissions from photographers and artists around the world. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted as we have new jurors each year. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. Please note, only the Multimedia Award accepts video and multimedia files for submission.
International Open Call: Gwangju Design Biennale 2021

Deadline: April 20, 2021 

The 2021 Gwangju Design Biennale (GDB) is pleased to announce our 2021 International Designers Open Call. We are looking for emerging, talented artists and designers who can translate the spirit of creativity, innovation, and experimentation into the GDB in response to this year’s theme <D’Revolution>. The successful applicants will be invited to have his or her exhibits presented at the 2021GDB as well as provided with numerous benefits. Apply now!
Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale

Deadline: April 20, 2021

Nordisk kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen (NKD) is an Artist-in-Residence center funded by Norwegian Ministry Of Culture. Nordic Artists’ Centre Dalsåsen is situated in the village of Dale, the administrative center of the Fjaler municipality on the West Coast of Norway. NKD offers artists an opportunity to contemplate, concentrate and work. Presenting invited artists to inspiring living and working conditions, NKD strives to contribute to innovative artwork. The visiting artists from around the globe create an international spirit, and it is NKD’s objective to strengthen and further artistic cooperation in the Nordic area and internationally.
Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program Grants

Deadline: April 23, 2021

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. The CMA Board of Directors has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization’s work. (Read CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.) ALAANA (African/Black, Latinx, Asian/South Asian, Arab/Middle Eastern, and Native American), women, and gender non-conforming composers have historically been under-represented in the Classical Commissioning Program. Since 1983, only one-third of the commissions made through this program have been composed by ALAANA or women composers. Therefore, CMA’s goal is, through the panel review process, to award a majority of the grants to applicants who apply with ALAANA, women, and gender non-conforming composers.
2021 Community Arts Grant 

Deadline: April 23, 2021

The 2021 Community Arts Grant is made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, The Maryland State Arts Council, and Mayor Brandon M. Scott, City of Baltimore. This grant program is open to Baltimore City neighborhood and community-based organizations that partner with artists, artist teams, designers, design teams, or arts organizations. The lead applicant must be designated by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If this is not the case, applicants can apply through a 501(c)3 organization that agrees to act as the fiscal agent.
Juneteenth Murals

Deadline: April 23, 2021

Burlington City Arts (BCA) and the Office of Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (REIB) are partnering on a call to artists for a public mural project in Burlington, VT.
This year, the City of Burlington will hold its first Annual Juneteenth Celebration, an event for all to celebrate Black liberation in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. A day, a week, and in some areas a month – marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing, a time for assessment, self-improvement, and planning for the future. Juneteenth’s growing popularity signifies a level of recognition and dignity in America that is long overdue.
Triangle France

Deadline: April 29, 2021

This opportunity will enable early/mid-career artists to undertake a residency at Triangle – Astérides, Centre d’art contemporain in Marseille for 14 weeks. Triangle – Astérides’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange, and experimentation.
Choreography on the Edge – 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase – Woodstock, NY Open Call

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Choreography on the Edge is an annual showcase in Woodstock, NY offering choreographers an opportunity to bring new work to premiere. Since the late 1980’s, COTE has encouraged choreographers to explore uncharted territory and bring experimental work to the stage. COTE 2021 will offer a stipend of $200 to each participating choreographer. There is no cost to apply. There is no fee offered for housing, travel or rehearsal space, but recommendations can be offered by request. Choreographers must utilize dancers of professional performance capacity who are 18 years or older. We ask that dancers do not perform in more than one choreographer’s piece. Solo works must not exceed 5 minutes. Group works must not exceed 10 minutes. Choreographer’s may only present one work. Persons who identify as being part of a demographic that is under-resourced or under-represented will be prioritized.
Citofonare PimOff  – Residencies Programme for Contemporary Dance and Performance

Deadline: April 30, 2021 

The call Citofonare PimOff supports national and international chorographical and performative research by hosting residencies for artists. PimOff acts as collector and booster for emergent artists, rewarding unpublished artistic proposals. Initially designed as an open call addressed to every sector of the performing arts, during its six editions, Citofonare PimOff has defined its focus on dance and performance, sectors that in the Italian context are more sacrificed than others. However, traces of its original form remain, as well as those of the diversified activity of Pim Spazio Scenico association; these traces reflect in a broad concept of dance and performance, a perspective that considers hybridization between knowledges and arts as an indispensable resource for reporting the complexity of our time.
College Art Association 2022 Annual Conference – Call for Proposals

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The CAA Annual Conference is the largest professional convening of art historians, artists, designers, curators, and others in the visual arts. Each year we offer sessions submitted by our members, committees, and affiliated societies offering a wide range of program content. The Annual Conference Committee & Council of Readers review over 1,000 submissions each year. They take into account subject areas and themes that arise from accepted proposals to present as broad and diverse a program as possible. The Call for Proposals gives CAA members the opportunity to submit for the 2022 CAA Annual Conference. Upon acceptance all session participants (chair, presenter, discussant) must be/become current Individual CAA members, and ALSO register for the conference, in order to participate in a session.
Global Meltdown – Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: April 30, 2021

This call is for a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the Global Climate Crisis. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 9 – October 2, 2021 and is open to all interpretations of the Climate Crisis, be it global, local, personal, medical, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. $500 cash award.
Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 by artist Ed Levine to support emerging and under recognized visual artists. Through grants and residency programs, the foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and encourage new modes of making and 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.
International Dance film festival Brussels 2021

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The festival “l’art difficile de filmer la danse” focuses on the specific relationship between dance and film. The festival aims to be an international platform for choreographers, filmmakers and programmers and has the ambition to promote a selection of dance films in Belgium and abroad. For the selection of the recent dance films, the art of filming and the translation or fusion of the different disciplines to create an independent artistic cinematographic work will be considered.
Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral Residency

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Artists’ residence Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems was founded in 1995 and is a place of reflection, artistic production, discussion and meeting. It supports visual artists from all over the world by awarding artists-in-residence fellowships.The annual theme for the residential fellowships in the Kuenstlerhaus 2022 is ‘Play’. This year’s theme deals with artistic practices that foreground performance, participation and communication. It focuses on a confrontation with various forms, strategies and effects employed in artistic play. What the idea of “play” covers here is the great variety of actions and processes that involve experiment and contingency, interaction and participation as well as the creation and modification of rules and constraints. In the Fine Arts, various play strategies have become established, including Happening, Fluxus and Performance, which involve not only the bodies of the artists themselves but also those of the audience. Eligible to apply for a Balmoral fellowship are visual artists of any age from Germany and around the world.
Macrosystems Ecology Laboratory – Call to Artists

Deadline: April 30, and rolling 

To create and exhibit work at the interface of ecology, botany, and network science at UC Berkeley. Our team at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California – Berkeley has funding for a project entitled ‘Design principles of evolved transportation networks in leaf veins’. The project uses leaf vein networks as inspiration for understanding the evolution of complex networks more broadly, and is oriented towards eventual biomimicry applications. We have funding for an artist to (1) become part of our community, and to (2) create bold and exciting work inspired by these ideas and their interactions with our research team.
Peter Bullough Foundation Fall 2021 Artist Residency

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Peter Bullough Foundation focuses on providing residencies to emerging artists and scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests. We hope to create a community that elevates voices that are underserved, including those of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2021 residencies to use the private studios and enjoy the garden and former homes of Dr. Peter Bullough in downtown historic Winchester, Virginia. The ideal applicant will be self-directed and able to work independently. We hope that while here residents will take advantage of local community events. Each awarded residency period is four weeks long and is shared with one other artist in residence. The PBF accepts applications from artists and scholars working in the following disciplines: architecture, literature, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, composition, playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, theatre, and the visual arts.
Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Actively working visual artists, writers, instrumentalists, and composers with at least two years of professional experience since graduation may apply. Residencies are from two to five weeks, however preference is given to applicants requesting residencies of three to five weeks. (If scheduling permits, shorter residencies will be considered.) A limited number of $500 grants are available. If a grant will significantly affect your ability to attend, please fill out the Grants section on the application page. Grants will be awarded on the basis of need. Applying for a grant will not affect your eligibility for a residency. Since residents share living spaces, artists are encouraged to apply as a group (a combination of artistic disciplines is fine), although each application is reviewed separately and the judges reserve the right to select or reject individual members. When you apply as a group, you may pursue individual projects, collaborative projects, and/or both.
Southern Studies Fellowship in Arts & Letters

Deadline: April 30, 2021 

This collaborative fellowship program from Chapman Cultural Center and Hub City Writers Project is possible by grant funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation. This first-of-its-kind program will bring one early-career artist and one early career-writer to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a nine-month fellowship of research, creativity, teaching, and travel, culminating in a collaborative project informed by the region. This program is geared toward artists and writers who are interested in immersing themselves in the culture of the American South. You are eligible for the Southern Studies Fellowship if you graduated from a college or graduate-level degree program in Creative Writing, Journalism, Humanities, English (or other relevant degree) or Studio Art in the past five years. That includes: BA, BFA, MA, MFA, or Ph.D. Graduate students (MA, MFA, and Ph.D.) currently enrolled in programs may also apply. The eligibility period ends five years after your last year of school.
SRO Photo Gallery – Texas Tech University

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The SRO Photo Gallery at the Texas Tech School of Art hosts an annual open call for six to eight photographic art exhibitions to be presented between August 2020 and May 2021. Portfolios will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Photography area of the School of Art and the Landmark Arts staff. We look for portfolios that utilize photography in all styles, techniques, and aesthetic approaches which speak to the ever developing and shifting landscape of contemporary photography. Consistency in the work as well as creative vision is important in the selection process. We are only able to display artwork without framing (either matted, loose prints or mounted on thin backing). The works will be exhibited within eight glass display cases which measure 30 x 72 x 1 inches. When thinking about the exhibition layout please take this into consideration. We are unable to display video works.
The Neon Heater Gallery – Open call

Deadline: April 30, 2021

We are looking to continue to supplement in-person exhibitions through a number of online avenues. We are accepting proposals for online exhibitions, curated video exhibitions through the Heater Theatre (which will be screened as well as streamed through the website, with the possibility to travel to other galleries), Performance Art (live or screened), film discussion series, reading groups, collaborative lists, archives, resource shares, etc. If you have an idea that doesn’t need a physical space, send it our way! Online offerings through the Neon Heater website or social media outlets will allow for a greater range of projects which the gallery’s location in rural Ohio, with limited visitation, would have been seen as prohibitive in the past.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis Residency Program

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The new Artist & Scholar Residency Program at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music supports an established individual artist, ensemble or scholar that will aim to have a broad impact across the School of Music. During a week-long residency, our visiting artists will engage with students and faculty from multiple disciplines within the school and create a profound and unique educational experience for our community. Proposals for the inaugural program during the 2021-22 academic year are due by Friday, April 30, 2021. The Residency Program supports total costs up to $10,000.
Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University Bloomington Digital Repository Research Fellowship 2021, Call for Applications

Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Institute for Advanced Study at IUB is now accepting applications for its 2021 Virtual Repository Research Fellowship (RRF). Revised for 2021, this year’s fellowship is entirely virtual. Fellows will be awarded $3,000 after successful completion of their fellowship terms, to be detailed in award letters. The fellowship period must be between June and August of 2021. This year’s fellowship provides funding for a fellowship for a community scholar or faculty member from outside IUB to conduct in-depth research in digital collections identified by the 2021 partner repositories. The ideal fellowship arrangement is two weeks of focused research using the collection items and tools provided (remotely) by the repository. If a different timing is desired, it should be proposed and explained in the application. These repositories are participating in 2021: Archives of Traditional Music IU Moving Image Archive Indiana University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology IU Paleontology Collection  Wylie House Museum University Archives.
Not Real Art Grant

Deadline: May 1, 2021

The grant provides $2,000 each to six contemporary artists working in the visual arts. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and reside in the US or Canada.
2021 Age + Action—Photography Award Contest

Deadline: May 2, 2021

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is inviting photographers/visual artists to submit work that describes the idea of Aging Well for All. We provide a platform for artistic expression in order to foster a dialogue and drive innovation in the photographic arts to embrace Aging Well. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults doing everyday activities as an expression of healthy living. This competition is open to all photographic styles with full colors or black & white. This is a great opportunity to share portraits of an individual older adult (50+/ diversity), older adults with families, older adults in their communities, documentary shots, lifestyle, street, etc.
VisArts Studio Fellowship 2021 – 2022

Deadline: May 2, 2021

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships.
Maryland Art Place – Out of Order Benefit

Deadline: May 4, 2021

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to invite artists to submit to MAP’s 24th Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO). This iconic benefit exhibition will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 10 am – Saturday, May 15 at 10 pm ONLINE! As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2020) Out of Order expanded to include artists from outside the state with over 300 participating artists.
SECAC – Presentations on DEIA

Deadline: May 4, 2021

I am chairing a panel at the SECAC Conference entitled, “Supporting Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Critique.” I’m looking for presenters (~4 people, 10-15 minutes each, followed by Q&A).
Remarque Residency 2021

Deadline: May 9, 2021

Remarque Print Workshop is offering an opportunity for 12 printmakers (six for each of the two sessions) from across the state and country to come to sunny Albuquerque, NM to use our non-toxic printmaking facility for one of our week-long residencies. Applicants are expected to have prior printmaking knowledge but need not be familiar with the non-toxic Akua inks and etching process. Six (6) artists will participate in each session. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Residency (due to Covid-19) we currently have 7 open spots for this year’s Residency. Selected artists will have complete and 24 hour access to our 3,000 sq. foot studio including six Takach presses, use of our Akua inks, exposure unit, plate cutter, etching tanks etc. Artists are expected to purchase their own paper and plates and any extra materials. Remarque will not provide food or lodging, but we are happy to recommend one of many affordable Air Bnb rentals close by.
Making Production Visible – New Structures for the Independent Scene

Deadline: May 10, 2021

ID_Frankfurt e.V.’s Tanzhaus Frankfurt Rhein-Main invites project initiators working
and experimenting with dance to apply for one to three-week residencies at the
Z – Zentrum für Proben und Forschung (Z Center for Rehearsals and Research).
Projects should connect to current events, issues in public discourse as well as topics that are under reported or marginalized. Projects should connect to current events, issues in public discourse as well as topics that are under reported or marginalized. The residency offers access to two studios (160 qm + 50 qm), a common space with kitchen, production, press, dramaturgical, and digital streaming support for the residency’s length. Resident artists will be expected to transmit their research in a digital format of their choosing. Proposals should aim for working with existing digital tools, creating new ones, or re-appropriating analog ones and presenting them anew in digital formats.
Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize – 12th edition

Deadline: May 10, 2021

The Municipality of Padua Culture Council, in collaboration with Arteven Regional Circuit, announces the 12th 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. The finalists will participate at the Prospettiva Danza Teatro International Prize 2021 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.
The Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden

Deadline: May 10, 2021

The Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden is an Artist in Residence programme for the promotion of artistic research, which gives international artists the opportunity to become part of TU Dresden’s scientific community for a period of six months. The programme is intended for visual artists from the fields of performance, installation, media art (video, sound, etc.) who understand their artistic practice to be time-based art. The projects of the Schaufler Residency@TU Dresden with the annually varying Artists in Residence are closely connected to the topics of the Schaufler Kolleg@TU Dresden, for mutual benefit.
Landscape: Exploring the Built and Grown – Online Exhibition

Deadline: May 11, 2021

Artists from antiquity forward have drawn inspiration from the landscape. The growth of cities, modern forms of transportation, and a seemingly ever-growing division between humanity and the natural world, as well as the inventions of portable paints, photography, and video, revolutionized the genre. Changes to the environment, both locally and globally, move at a rapid pace, and will no doubt continue to revolutionize the artist’s relationship landscape. Site:Brooklyn is calling for works that engage, across all mediums and techniques, with the natural landscapes and built environments. Entry fee.
Women’s Work

Deadline: May 12, 2021

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Women’s Work. Women’s Work is a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics. Historically, women have been excluded from the art world, from being kept out of academies and apprenticeships to being woefully underrepresented in galleries and museums today. Along with this, the art skills that were deemed feminine or appropriate for women, such as sewing, embroidery, or weaving, are dismissed as “just” crafts and hobbies. This exhibition, open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local and national community, seeks to highlight female artists and intersectionality in femininity. Submission is open to all women and non-binary artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Art Center. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion. All mediums are eligible. Installation artists should contact us before applying to ensure compatibility of space. Artwork must not weigh more than 250 pounds or be larger than 10 feet in any direction.
Reciprocity: Virtual Conference

Deadline: May 15, 2021

ASAP/12 will take place virtually, in the interest of the continued health and safety of our membership, as well as in recognition of depressed institutional and fiscal resources. The conference theme—Reciprocity—both responds to and, more importantly, resists the alienating social effects of the pandemic, as well as other contemporary structural, institutional, geopolitical, economic, and planetary forms of estrangement. Working together in and against a global climate of pervasive dividedness and isolation, the conference theme reflects instead the priorities of collective struggle, abolitionist self-care, mutual aid, love, and the creation—or reconstruction—of resistant forms of infrastructure that animate the contemporary arts worldwide.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency

Deadline: May 15, 2021

National and international writers, visual artists, and composers can apply for this time and space to work in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is an application fee of $50. There is a residency fee but some fellowships are available.
The Studios of Key West Residency

Deadline: May 17, 2021

The Studios of Key West, the premiere arts organization at the Southernmost Point of the United States, offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. We provide residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections. Application fee is $40.
Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 2021

Deadline: May 19, 2021

This grant, administered by Creative Capital, awards arts writers with prizes ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books and short-form writing.
Chamber Music America’s Digital Residency Program

Deadline: May 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the abrupt closure of performance venues across the country and the immediate loss of income for chamber music artists, presenters, and managers. The innovation and creativity of the profession prevailed, however, and small ensemble music began to be heard on multiple digital platforms within the first several weeks of the pandemic’s arrival. The Digital Residency Program has been created to assist musicians and presenters in maintaining relationships with their audiences, fans, and followers during and immediately following the pandemic. It is not intended to be a long-term program; artists’ engagement with communities in person and in settings beyond the traditional concert hall remain the hallmark of CMA’s residency programs. However, in a time when social distancing prohibits the ideal residency situation, reaching communities digitally has become an essential alternative. Unlike other CMA grant programs, the Digital Residency Program has a short, six-month grant period. Fulfillment of the required events will be through streamed or livestreamed presentations only. It is anticipated that in-person performances will, in part, return to venues by spring 2022 and the field’s priority will be focused on resuming live concert activity.
Solo Shows at Locust Grove, 2022-2023

Deadline: May 19, 2021

The Locust Grove Estate is partnering with Barrett Art Center to announce four Solo Show opportunities in 2022-2023. 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 annually. Locust Grove was founded by philanthropist Annette Young who created a not-for-profit museum to preserve her inherited family homes and art collections for the benefit of the public. Through exhibits of contemporary art we seek to continue the Young family’s support of the arts into a new century. Barrett Art Center works with curators from around the globe to bring exemplary contemporary art from international artists to its exhibitions in the Hudson Valley. Our reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts thousands of art enthusiasts to our 1840s Greek Revival townhouse-turned gallery annually. Arts professionals from Barrett Art Center are part of the curatorial team juroring the shows. $40 application fee.
a2ru 2021 Annual Conference – Sharing Stories: The Case for Art

Deadline: May 21, 2021

Over the last twelve months, we have seen a range of sources acknowledge the powerful importance of the arts, particularly in the Covid era. As arts practitioners and leaders, we embrace our role in this unprecedented moment, even as we continue to rethink our disciplines, how our methods have changed during this time, and what the future of the arts might look like. The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) will use this year’s online conference to meet this unique moment in a uniquely artful way. We will engage and explore how we can best deploy what we hope has not changed—our passion for the arts, for arts education, and for arts integration—through storytelling, rather than traditional conference presentations. We invite participants to connect their research and/or practice with their preferred storytelling method and explain how the arts, arts education, arts advocacy, and/or arts integration are important, particularly in this moment. We especially welcome STEM researchers and practitioners who can use storytelling to demonstrate the power of arts integration in their field. a2ru also acknowledges that not all forms of art are viewed equally. In addition to proposals that make the case for the importance of art in the Covid era, we welcome proposals that advocate for a re-examination of which arts, as well as which artists, are viewed as important in the field overall.
Mid Atlantic ArtsCONNECT Program

Deadline: May 21, 2021

ArtsCONNECT supports touring projects developed by presenter consortia based in the region that includes public performances and community engagement activities. Presenters must be located in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, USVI or WV. 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. ArtsCONNECT projects are supported in three funding tiers: Projects with artist fees of $5,000 or below; Projects with artist fees between $5,001 and $15,000; And projects with artist fees of $15,001 or above.
Kahilu Exhibits 2022 – Call for Proposals

Deadline: May 23, 2021

Kahilu Exhibits, located in the galleries at Kahilu Theatre on Hawai’i Island, has opened the application process for our 2022 Exhibition Season (Jan- Dec 2022). Our exhibition program features local and global works of art from both emerging and established visual artists and accepted proposals will be considered from individuals or artist groups, as well as from curators of exhibitions.. Educational outreach includes school visits, artist talks, workshops, and publications that encourage the visual arts to be a catalyst for creativity and growth. Our Exhibition Committee selects artists, artist groups and/or curators via a proposal-and-review process, once a year. Applications submitted will remain on file for two years, and those not chosen for an exhibit will be considered for any additional opportunities that occur during that or the subsequent season.
Nerd Alert!

Deadline: May 25, 2021

Do you have a curious mind? There are all kinds of nerds – math nerds, sci-fi nerds, computer nerds, book nerds, history nerds, space nerds, science nerds, tech nerds, comic nerds, etc. and we love them all! Whatever your passion, The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center invites you to submit your interpretations and illustrations of the NERD theme.“Nerd” has morphed from the stereotypical construct of the introverted and socially awkward intellectual to a label that incites pride and celebration. In this exhibit we want to celebrate the eccentric, irregular, odd, strange, alternative, and unusual in all its glory. So, whether you are into quantum mechanics or cartoons let’s show the public what self-proclaimed nerds are all about! All media welcome. All artwork must be original, completed within the last 3 years. Artwork not to exceed 60 inches in any direction and weight capacity maximum of 25lbs. All artwork must be have professional hardware including hanging wire for 2-D works (no sawtooth hangars or cleats).
2021 Barlow Prize

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The winning composer will receive a $12,000 commission for a major new work for Sinfonietta. The work will be performed in 2023-24 by a consortium of innovative and diverse ensembles which will include Alarm Will Sound, the London Sinfonietta, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and is expected to meet the highest artistic requirements for the medium.  Additional specifications for the work will be negotiated among the Barlow Endowment, the composer, and the consortium of performers.
Artists in Residence in Everglades 2022 Residency

Deadline: June 1, 2021

AIRIE’s mission, in partnership with the Everglades National Park, is to empower artists to think creatively and critically about their relationship to the environment with a mission of revealing new paths forward. Over the past 20 years, Artists in Residence in Everglades has welcomed over 185 artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives to its residency program, permeating the national and international art landscape with unique interpretations and stories of the Everglades.
Cherryhurst House Fellowship at MFAH

Deadline: June 1, 2021

In celebration of the groundbreaking acquisition of the Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is proud to announce the Cherryhurst House Fellowship for both artists and scholars. While some might call it “vernacular,” Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey affectionately refer to their collection as “PhotoMania,” a nickname that better conveys the joy viewers find in the material, and the passion with which they built their collection. The collection digs deep into various, interwoven themes with examples of material rarely found elsewhere: African American Studio Portraits, LGBTQ Life, Mexico and the Border, Altered and Manipulated Photos, Gun Culture, Science and Industry, Sideshow Stars and Superheroes, and more. Objects in the collection include amateur snapshots, photo booth strips, real-photo postcards, fotoescultura, photo ID badges, photographic jewelry, embroidered photographs, comic books, and more. Altogether, the collection tells a unique and complicated story of photography’s history, one that encompasses a broad range of objects, invites a dialogue between high and low art, and speaks to our shared photo-mania. Collaborators are not asked to apply with a joint project, but rather with a similar interest in vernacular material. We believe that the dialogue between artist and scholar furthers analysis and opens new paths of discovery. We encourage applications from emerging and established artists and scholars representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Fellowship recipients will be asked to engage in informal conversation with Photography Department staff and guests during their period in residence and may be asked to participate in a more formal, public conversation about their work and interests.
Embassy of Foreign Artists – Open Call 2022

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Embassy of Foreign Artists is launching calls for themed projects, open to all types of practice. These reflect our areas of interest and our aim to offer research time and visibility to original projects that examine their subject critically. The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, comics, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designers or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply.
Open Call VIS #7 – Theme: Metamorphoses

Deadline: June 1, 2021

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is a biannual artistic research journal published by Stockholm University of the Arts and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Diku. VIS is now looking to receive submissions to its seventh issue, edited by Anna Lindal, with the theme “Metamorphoses – Tales of the Ever-changing”. The idea of transformation and metamorphosis underpins almost all human creation and expression and has been present in the arts since Ovid’s time.
The Judy Chicago Art Education Award

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award, funded by MaryRoss Taylor, is a $2,500 prize that honors Judy Chicago and her pioneering work as an art educator. The award is open to scholars, artists, and educators creating projects based on research that incorporates any of the archives that are included in the Judy Chicago Research Portal, which was launched in October 2019.
Bryan Artist In Residence Program, 2021-2022

Deadline: June 6, 2021

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. Applicants must be available to live in Bryan, TX for the entire one-year term of the residency. Applicants must be fluent in English, have reliable transportation they will bring with them, and be eligible to live in the United States for the entire term of the residency program.
2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

Deadline: June 11, 2021

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance.
37th International Short Film Festival Berlin 2021

Deadline: June 20, 2021

The festival program: 7 competitions are planned: International Competition, Confrontations Competition, Documentary Competition, German Competition, Green Film Competition, Eject XVIII and Online Competition. Also: interfilm is an oscar-qualifying festival! Since 2018, the winners of Best Live Action and Best Animation Award in the International Competition will be eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short Film and Animated Short category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
Nice Dance Film

Deadline: June 20, 2021

“Un Festival c’est trop court!” European Short Film Festival of Nice, France was first launched in 2000. It has become over the years a central meeting point for young European creation in the field of short films. The Festival has also been able to anchor itself in the cultural landscape as a flagship event of the cinema season on the Côte d’Azur. Every year, it brings together the best of emerging short film authors through many competition programs.
Call for Scores for Gregory Wiest’s 15th program of modern songs in English

Deadline: June 30, 2021

For my 15th program of modern songs in English, I am looking for song cycles written after 2015 with texts in English (preferably by living poets), that run up to 20 minutes for any combination of tenor, piano and/or double bass. Submissions in MusicXML- or PDF-format can be sent to gwsings@gregorywiest.com. Chosen works will be performed and recorded live in Munich on a yet to be determined date in the 2021/2022 season, hopefully Post-COVID. There are no fees.

Light up 2022 – NES Artist Residency

Deadline: June 30, 2021

During the Icelandic winter, the days are short and the nights long, January is the darkest month of the year, and as the warm glow of Christmas fades we yearn for summer days. To welcome in a lighter, brighter 2022 we wish to ‘Light Up’ our town by engaging artists to create artworks with light, through the use of LED’s, projection, shadows, reflections etc, indoors and outdoors around the town of Skagaströnd. Finally culminating in an artwalk event for the local north west community and overseas travelers. This event is designed for community interaction and engagement to broaden the understanding of what is ‘art’. We are looking initially for expressions of interest from artists detailing the type of ‘light works’ they will most likely produce and the equipment required with estimated costs. In further discussion with these artists we will select those with works and material needs that will most suit the environment we have. At least one place will be allocated to an artist who can provide an interactive work which will engage children. This is a funded residency and includes accommodation, workspace, technician support/assistance, and the cost of equipment/materials as required. Please note that artists are responsible for flights, food and personal consumables. In return the artist is required to provide/install an artwork using the medium of light as agreed when selected. The residency dates are 3-30 January 2022.
Greensboro Dance Film Festival

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The festival, the first of its kind to reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, is in its seventh year and features dance films from around the world in both student and professional categories. This year the festival is particularly interested in films that address themes that explore notions of race, place and identity created through the prism of film. We are also interested in artists of color who work both in front and behind the the camera as this year’s festival will culminate with a celebration during Black History Month. Secondary themes are also short form films made in quarantine during COVID-19 that address issues of isolation and/or reflect some aspect of the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities. These films should be under 3 minutes and will be presented in an independent program whose location will be determined. GDFF continues to work with and build upon strong relationships with community stakeholders and this year we endeavor to expand those relationships even in our current global climate. The pandemic has forced us to evolve and reevaluate the mission and priorities of the festival and we do this with artists and community in mind.
Luxembourg Art Prize

Deadlines: June 30, September 30

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international artistic prize organized by the Pinacothèque, a private museum located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. Since it was created in 2015, the Luxembourg Art Prize aims to launch or boost the careers of artists at the international level by giving them a sound reference to add to their curriculum vitae. Each year, 24 finalists are selected by the museum and 3 laureates are designated by an independent jury. The prize money is broken down as follows: €50,000 for 1st place, €20,000 for 2nd place, and €10,000 for 3rd place. The laureates are free to use this money however they please. Entry fee.
Call for entries for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2021

Deadline: July 1, 2021

The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin is inviting entries for its competition for the best international poetry films from 18th of February 2021. Eligible for entry are international short films produced from 1st of January 2020, which are based on poems and are no more than 20 minutes in duration. All languages are allowed. The competition winners will be awarded prize money. A program committee will select films for the international competition and for all the other festival program from among the entries. At the festival, the winning films will be selected by a jury comprising international representatives from the worlds of poetry, film and media. In addition, ZEBRA is inviting filmmakers to submit a film interpretation of this year’s festival poem “going to Pasárgada” by the poet Odile Kennel. Text and audio of the poem together with translations come from lyrikline.org, a leading online archive for poetry. The directors of the three best film interpretations will be chosen by the program committee and invited to come to Berlin where they will have the opportunity to present their films at the festival and discuss them with the poet. (The festival poem may be used only for the purpose of film interpretation within the scope of this call for entries. For any other use at other festivals or on other platforms, etc. the filmmakers must obtain the rights from the rights holders.)
Motion State Dance Film Series

Deadline: August 8, 2021

Motion State Dance Films Series, is the only year-long, traveling short film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera. By taking the festival “on the road” and into non-traditional film venues, such as art galleries, music halls, performing arts theaters, and university classrooms, Motion State seeks to expose the films and filmmakers to new audiences.
Athenaeum Gallery

Deadline: August 25, 2021

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences.  In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. Artists who live or work in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit a proposal for a solo show.  A group of artists who live or work in the area may submit a proposal for a group show. A curator, living or working anywhere, may submit a proposal for a show featuring works by artists living or working in this area.

Call for entries for New Technological Art Award 2022

Deadline: August 31, 2021

During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) is organized, a contest which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture. NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector. This international competition is open to all age groups and to all nationalities. Artists can present their candidacy for one art work less than two years old at the time of its submission, but which may already have been exhibited. English is the working language.
International contemporary dance festival of Mexico City

Deadline: August 31, 2021

Choreographers, contemporary dance companies and dance troupes are invited to participate in our open call. The Festival will be held from August the 4th to August the 14th, 2022 at the most important venues for performing arts in the city and other public and alternative venues. To apply/register, please fill out this form.
Project Anywhere – Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 1, 2021

Project Anywhere is an innovative global exhibition program specifically designed to promote art at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Using a blind peer review model to replace the role of curator, Project Anywhere provides artists and artistic researchers working outside traditional exhibition systems with peer-validation, community support, and global dissemination of their work. Extending upon our core global exhibition program, all hosted projects are also invited to participate in our international conferences and symposia and to contribute to our biennial publication Anywhere. Project Anywhere accepts proposals from artists and researchers working anywhere in the world, in any context. All proposals submitted to Project Anywhere are reviewed by four artist academics of international standing and all applicants receive a compilation of comprehensive feedback on their proposal submission. Project Anywhere’s evaluation criteria stress that all proposals must make a clear and compelling case for a proposed project’s capacity to contribute to knowledge in an identified field of creative practice. Accordingly, it is expected that proposals identify related artistic precedents and relevant literature. Projects can be speculative or discursive in nature and can extend or contradict existing methodologies.
Emerging Choreographers/Companies Open Call

No deadline listed

Emerging contemporary dance makers, choreographers and companies are invited to submit their work (duet or group piece) to be presented during a collaborative dance evening with Clarisse ROUD Works at the Brighton Open Air Theatre on the 16th of May 2021. Clarisse ROUD Works, founded in 2018, is an emerging company based in London. Its artistry and mission bring together a team of international highly talented artists from different art backgrounds, to commit to an intimate, thoughtful as well as a reflective journey to portray universal and captivating works. The company will perform “Odyssey” on the 16th of May at 2pm at the Brighton Open Air Theatre, which is a current piece of the repertoire inspired by greek mythology rituals and symbolism staging the grief; the art of saying farewell; premiered at Resolution Dance Festival 2019. For this very special dance evening, the company is aspiring to collaborate with other two emerging choreographers/companies to create a triple bill event. Works should be between 15 to 30 minutes long.
Adobe Stock Artist Development Fund

Deadline: rolling through 2021

The Artist Development Fund aims to support and promote outstanding artists who identify with underrepresented communities, and provide them with a platform to showcase and celebrate their independent, empowered, and creative forms of visual expression. Adobe Stock Advocates will select 40 artists to receive $12,500 each to develop projects around 8 different creative briefs that will be promoted throughout the Adobe community.
Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Deadline: rolling

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000. In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists and artist-journalist teams can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis. ECFJ supports a variety of work, including: text, photography, audio and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.
Groundswell – Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork
Deadline: rolling
As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program encourages artists to propose temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog, North City, and James Keough Parks (but also other parks and sites), to encourage audiences to visit these resources as well as to exercise and spend time in comparative silence. Walking, way-finding, and searching for the “hidden” artwork is a primary component of the project. Placement within these sites may be proposed by the artist, with final determination by staff.  A display period of at least three months is preferred, with fall and winter providing early darkness for video projection or light art. Work that incorporates natural and/or re-cycled materials is especially welcome, as are projects that are less object-based and use GIS, GPS, sound, space, and light technologies. For object-based projects, we encourage artworks that are resistant to vandalism or damage, since the locations are remote and not secured by guards or video monitors. Landscaping materials like erosion control tubes, geotextile, burlap, jute, and edging, are encouraged. Use of on-site invasive flora (such as ivy vines or Scotch broom) or downed branches is also a possibility, pending consultation with arborists. The City is able to offer in-kind project support in terms of mechanical equipment, no-fee use of the park, and promotion (website and newsletters). Shoreline’s 14 different neighborhoods are also excellent resources for community engagement and outreach. For time and materials, selected artists are offered honoraria of $1500 following installation. Open to all but preference is given to Northwest regional artists (emerging or established).
Innovate Grants

Deadline: rolling

Innovate grants support artists and photographers. Our $550.00 grants act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development. Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need. Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work.
Kaiser Gallery – Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: rolling

Kaiser Gallery is accepting submissions for potential solo exhibitions, group exhibition proposals, as well as, inclusion for themed group exhibitions. Submissions and acceptances are on a rolling basis with accepted artists being notified well in advance of an exhibition opportunity. Only artists that are accepted will be notified. Please note that submitting work does not guarantee a solo exhibition or inclusion in an exhibition. Submissions that meet the guidelines stated below will be kept on file for two years. Submissions are reviewed quarterly. Please keep in mind exhibitions are planned 12 months in advance. There are no submission deadlines unless otherwise noted.
Submissions are reviewed quarterly and will be accepted on a rolling basis and kept on file for future reference.

National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residencies

Various locations, deadlines, and application fees
The National Parks Arts Foundation, (with offices & staff in Santa Fe, NM and Hawaii) is a Non-Profit Foundation offering Artist in Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops in conjunction with our National Parks. Most of our residencies are ALL MEDIA, ALL ARTISTS with the exception of our TWO residencies for Veterans at Gettysburg, (THE REMAINDER ARE ALL ARTS / MEDIA). We have run residencies in the past aimed for Native Arts Practitioners, and likely we will again.

NYC Percent for Art Directory

Deadline: rolling

The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program makes art accessible and visible throughout our city, one of the world’s cultural capitals. Public art serves as an expression of the community, as well as a landmark. These public sites provide an important venue for all New Yorkers and visitors to appreciate artwork outside the traditional museum or gallery setting. Percent for Art projects are site-specific and engage a variety of media-painting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure, or architecture. The Program commissions artists of all races and backgrounds that reflect the diversity of New York City. These projects demonstrate how art that is integrated into its site enhances civic architecture and a wide range of public spaces.

Red Bull Arts Microgrant: Baltimore

Deadline: rolling

Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment. In response to the current socio-political climate, Red Bull Arts is expanding the Detroit Microgrant Program nationally. This initiative directly supports our community of artists through providing unrestricted aid. The adapted Microgrant program will award two $1000 grants each month to artists in 19 cities across the United States. Microgrant Program Award Details: On a monthly basis, a lump-sum $1,000 grant given to two artists based in Baltimore County or Baltimore City. Potential opportunity to share projects through Red Bull Arts social channels.

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

Deadline: rolling

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring is a five-year grant and mentorship program for film composers of diverse ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and abilities that are historically underrepresented in film composition. The fund assists projects currently in production where additional support and/or mentoring would be beneficial to film composers who are at a pivotal point in their career in which the project will help them break through to the next stage of their profession. The aim of this fund is to support costs that will enhance and help deliver the music score for a narrative or documentary film which is already in production in the US. With each of the grants we award, we hope to: strengthen the composer’s ability to highlight their project as a springboard for the next step in their career; improve composers’ working conditions to maximize creativity and inspiration; help improve the production values of the film as a whole. It is envisaged that grants averaging $20,000 will be given to 4 to 6 film composers per year.

The Sidewalk Video Gallery

Deadline: rolling

Fountain Street has created a public viewing gallery for video and other digital media art. Exhibitions of short, silent, experimental work are displayed year-round, 24/7, on two 50” monitors facing out from gallery windows at sidewalk level. The programming is intended to promote diversity and include a broad array of artists, styles, thematic content, and levels of experience. In addition to open calls for work, there will be numerous opportunities for guest artists and guest curators, as well as partnerships with local educational and community-focused arts organizations interested in exhibiting digital work in this new public venue.
Stochastic Labs

Deadline: rolling

Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

Your Call – Solo Exhibition Opportunity

Deadline: rolling

Are you a visual artist looking to expand your portfolio by having a solo exhibit of your work? This call for art is for you! We are looking for artists with a sizeable body of work to feature them for a solo show. This call will be open through 2021, and we will select artists on a rolling basis. We are primarily looking for emerging artists, but all applicants will be considered. The months we plan to host these solo shows are still to be determined, however, June – October 2021 are the current possibilities. You may apply up to 3 times.
Window 26 Call for submissions

Deadline: rolling

Window 26 is a small local projection experiment taking place the second weekend of every month in the front window of a Butcher’s Hill townhome in Baltimore. It’s a way of sharing art in a public space that’s intimate yet at a safe distance. Time-based media artists of all stripes are invited to submit work for this series of programmed nights of projection this fall and winter. Artists who do not work in time-based media, but have some interesting ideas of how to work with the site are also encouraged to submit ideas.

The Mellon Foundation: Monuments Project
No deadline given
Statues are not just bodies in bronze, and monuments are not just stone pillars. They instruct. They lift up the stories of those who are seen, dominate the stories of those who are unseen, and too often propagate menacingly incomplete accounts of our country’s past. Launched in October 2020, the Monuments Project, a five-year, quarter-billion-dollar commitment by the Mellon Foundation, will support efforts to recalibrate the assumed center of our national narratives to include those who have often been denied historical recognition. This work has taken on greater urgency at a moment of national reckoning with the power and influence of memorials and commemorative spaces. Mellon’s initiative will educate us about our shared collective past to shape a more just future. It will broaden our understanding of how we define commemorative spaces by including not only memorials, historical markers, public statuary, and permanent monuments but also storytelling spaces and ephemeral or temporary installations. The Monuments Project will transform the way our country’s histories are told in public spaces and ensure that future generations inherit a commemorative landscape that venerates and reflects the vast, rich complexity of the American story.
Grants made under the Monuments Project will fall under the following areas of activity:
  • Fund new monuments, memorials, or historic storytelling spaces
  • Contextualize existing monuments or memorials through installations, research, and education
  • Relocate existing monuments or memorials