External Opportunities

Deadline Driven Opportunities

Canyon Flats Video Wall

Deadline: January 31

The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking video/digital media art to be displayed on a large-scale video wall facing Virginia Street in downtown Reno. This call is open to all artists working with video, regardless of location. The wall is visible to the public from Virginia Street, the main thoroughfare through downtown Reno. The video wall is approximately 12’ x 6.75’ and has sound projected outside along the sidewalk.Up to twelve artists will be selected and each artist’s work will be presented on its own for a period of one to three months. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium.

Lake Georgia Arts Project

Deadline: January 31

The Lake George Arts Project invites regional, national, emerging and established artists to submit exhibition proposals to the Courthouse Gallery. Preference is given to experimental or non-traditional work created in the last two years. We welcome proposals for special exhibitions, installations, mixed media presentations, and performance art.


Call for Creative Work: Hacking the Library

Deadline: January 31

We invite community members, artists, practitioners, students, classes and scholars to submit art, photography, collage, book art, poetry, painting, drawing, or other creative projects. We are looking for work that embodies the hacker ethos in the positive sense is about the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct information systems. We invite you to highlight the intersecting values that shape our libraries through your own lens reflecting on how YOU library.


Bmorphosis: Transforming

Deadline: January 31

Bmorphosis: Transforming with Baltimore is an annual web-based journal , developed by the Hurwitz Center, highlighting the transformative work of Baltimore area creatives, activists, educators, and scholars. Each issue is developed around a theme addressed by collaborative creative research occurring at MICA and in/with Baltimore communities. Submissions are accepted through January of each year and should relate to the theme of each issue. Content remains accessible on the site. This year’s theme is “people.” Content Collaborators are assigned to review each submission and provide feedback to the creator. We will contact you to finalize your submission prior to publication. Publication is once per year in May.

Buckham Gallery: Small Works Call for Entry

Deadline: January 31

Buckham Gallery invites artists to submit work for our newest Call for Entry, entitled Small Works. Often, large artworks dominate and attract the attention of the art world because of their instant impact. However, smaller artworks are powerful in a more quiet way; they draw viewers in for a close, intimate experience and prove that something small can make a big impression. Small Works is a national open call for visual art of any traditional or non-traditional media. Original works of art no larger than 12” in any dimension are eligible for this exhibition. All subjects, themes, media, and approaches will be considered. Standard presentation devices such as pedestals, mats, and frames that are not considered part of the work of art are not limited by the 12″ criteria. Submission fee is $25.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Deadline: January 31

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn.The program is open to professional visual artists, 21 years or older who live in the US, as well as US citizens or permanent residents living abroad. Artists are responsible for their own housing. The Studio Program does not offer financial assistance, stipends, or materials. The residency begins September 2023.

Ensemble Ipse

Deadline: February 1

Ensemble Ipse is a dynamic contemporary music ensemble dedicated to presenting recent music that transcends aesthetic categorization while striving to create a forum for composers that celebrates stylistic diversity. Ensemble Ipse seeks pieces for septet (or subsets) of the following instrumentation: flute(s), clarinet(s), violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion, (seven players total). Selected works will be performed on our concert in Spring, 2023, in New York City.

2023-2024 Visual Arts Fellowship

Deadline: February 1

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has supported emerging writers and artists for over 50 years, granting 10 annual fellowships to visual artists and 10 annual fellowships to writers for a seven-month residency that runs from October 1 – April 30. Fellows are selected through a rigorous jury process. Visual Arts Fellows are provided with a private furnished apartment and a separate work studio of approximately 400 sq ft. Fellows are awarded a $1250 monthly stipend plus a $1000 exit stipend to support relocation at the end of the Fellowship. The Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellowship counts among its alumni Sam Messer, Sarah Oppenheimer, Tala Madani, Troy Michie, Jennie Livingston, Jennifer Packer, Ellen Gallagher, Firelei Báez, and other critically acclaimed artists, many of whom have gone on to receive the highest commendations in contemporary art. Application fee is $65.

La Baldi Residency

Deadline: February 1

Cultivate is pleased to announce La Baldi Residency for artists, writers, and researchers. The multi-disciplinary residency welcomes individuals and collaborative teams. Located in the historic village of Montegiovi, Italy, in southern Tuscany, the self-directed international residency is an opportunity to experiment, develop ideas and projects, dream, explore, rejuvenate, research, and investigate the land and culture of this special area. Residents are introduced to the history, culture, ecology, agriculture, food and cooking of Montegiovi, Italy, and are encouraged to immerse themselves in the landscape by working outdoors, walking, eating/cooking, and exploring the social-environmental-political dynamic and resources of the local communities. Apply before Feburary 1 for the chance to attend with no fees.

Come as You Are: Vulnerability in the Concert Space

Deadline: February 1

Come As You Are aims to open up systemic barriers in the concert space through reimagined musical experiences and storytelling in the concert space. This year, Come As You Are has partnered with The Whole Person in order to more effectively create a concert experience that is accessible to people with physical, hearing, vision, cognitive and psychological disabilities. Additionally, this year’s focus includes the whole family and particularly for children with disabilities. Works should express the creator’s personal experiences with accessibility, privilege, and/or prejudice. Preference will be given to works that articulate the bravery found in vulnerability and inspire others to live their own truth. Submissions should take the form of either: A vocal piece 3-10 minutes in length; A proposal for an installation; or A combination of vocal work and installation.

Wave Farm Residency Program

Deadline: February 1

In 2023, the Wave Farm Residency Program will emphasize “feral frequencies,” prioritizing proposals that employ and/or activate less commonly used frequencies within the radio spectrum and the electromagnetic spectrum at large. Applicants are invited to propose visual and sonic projects that fall within the Transmission Arts genre. Projects that prioritize frequencies other than FM and AM allocations will be most competitive. A sub-genre of the media arts, transmission art is defined as works where the electromagnetic spectrum is an intentional actor (either formally or conceptually) in the work. Transmission art encompasses works in which the act of transmitting or receiving is not only significant, but the fulcrum for the artist’s intention. Each residency will receive a $1,000 artist fee.

StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: February 1

The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) offers residency opportunities to visual artists from the U.S. and abroad to deepen and develop their practice within a community setting. Our studios, museum and housing are located within the historic downtown and working waterfront of Eastport, Maine and overlook the U.S./Canada boundary. TIMA’s downtown StudioWorks building contains private studios, common work areas, and a ground floor printmaking and letterpress studio. The StudioWorks artist-in-residence program is open to professionally established and/or emerging visual artists and craftspeople from anywhere in the world.

2023 Weir Farm Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: February 1

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program at Weir Farm NHP selects artists to spend up to one month living and working at the park. Visual artists apply for residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental. Building on the inspiring artistic legacy of Julian Alden Weir, Weir Farm NHP provides support to working artists, through a residency program with housing and studio space provided. Artists will also receive a stipend of $100 per week for the duration of their residency. Artists are chosen through an annual call-for-application followed by a competitive jury process. Following their residencies, artists have the option to participate in in the Artist-in-Residence Alumni Program which is managed by the WFAA.

The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) is looking to fund exhibitions, performances, publications, and research promoting a high level of artistic and intellectual exchange between the United States and the Netherlands. Both emerging artists and established organizations are welcome to apply! If you are seeking funding for an upcoming project, the application portal is open for submissions until November 1. Further deadlines will be available throughout 2023. Funding for grants is provided for a cross section of projects—both traditional and contemporary—with geographic distribution spanning the United States and the Netherlands. Both emerging artists as well as established organizations are eligible to apply.
The Art Gallery at East Central College in Union, MO is pleased to announce an open call for proposals for exhibitions in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. Open to artists in North America working in all visual media, the call encourages proposals for exhibition by both individuals and groups.

Constructed Sight: a Dance Film Festival

Deadline: February 1

This online dance film festival includes a live Opening Night Event in Pittsburgh, PA, where audiences can join through live streaming to see Panelist Picks and meet some of the artists. Constructed Sight is a platform for a wide variety of dance films. We consider movement to speak and film to be a lens to see this communication. We value artistic commitment, creative relationship between screen and dance, and thoughtful presentations. We’re looking for films that are true to the artists’ voice in an effort to curate entertaining compilations of film. Submission fee is $5.

Media Art Xploration (MAX) Art proposals

Deadline: February 1

Media Art Xploration (MAX) invites storytellers, performers, and creative technologists to submit applications to our 2023 MAXmachina lab program. We are looking for projects that expand live performance by using science and technology to explore the promise and the peril of our rapidly changing world. MAXmachina projects are chosen for their artistic potential, ability to instill wonder, qualities of aural and visual fascination, diversity of perspective, and emotional and philosophic potency. MAXmachina will provide artist funding up to $7500 to selected projects.

Barnard Library Research Award

Deadline: February 1

Applications are now open for the Barnard Library Research Awards 2023 – 2024! Awardees will receive $3000 to support research using the Barnard Archives and Zine Library. The award aims to expand access to the Barnard Collections for researchers working on projects that support access, equity, inclusion and social justice. This award supports scholarship in all media, including articles, books, film and video, data sets, art, 3D models, etc. Award money may be used for whatever will facilitate the researcher’s work at Barnard, e.g., travel, housing, family care.


HOYT Regional Juried Exhibition

Deadline: February 3

Artists within 250 miles of New Castle, PA are invited to apply for the 2023 Juried Show. Maryland residents are at the border of this distinction, and should check their own eligibility. Accepting 2D & 3D work but not video or installation. There is a $35.00 for up to three entries ($25.00 for Hoyt Members) and $10.00 for each additional entry.

Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship

Deadline: February 3

Each year, the Work Center offers 20 seven-month residencies to a juried group of emerging visual artists, fiction writers, and poets. Each Fellow receives an apartment, a studio (for visual artists), and a monthly stipend of $1,250 plus an exit stipend of $1,000. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. During this time, Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers.

Bloomsburg University Galleries: Call for Art

Deadline: February 3

Bloomsburg University’s Dept. of Art is accepting exhibition proposals for the Haas Gallery of Art, and The Gallery at Greenly Center for the upcoming exhibition schedule, Fall 2023 through Spring 2025. All media are accepted; work will be considered for solo and small group shows. Both Galleries are secure facilities. Some funding is available to assist artists with exhibition costs. Artists selected for solo shows at either gallery must be able to attend a reception, and give a lecture about their work.

Vestige Concept Gallery: Down on Paper

Deadline: February 4

Vestige Concept Gallery seeks to pay homage to the “great and simple paper” by hosting an exhibit comprised entirely of works on paper, or made of paper. Works could include graphite, pen, ink, charcoal, pastels, printmaking, paper craft (3D or 2D), collage, colored pencil, gouache, watercolor, word art (and book art), and works could also include rough drafts or storyboards of larger works. Mixed media/techniques of the above items are also welcome to apply. Materials should all be primarily organic in their nature. Entry fee is $27.


Lens Dans Fest

Deadline: February 5

Lens Dans is a Video Dance Festival aimed at promoting, cultivating, and celebrating video dance projects from various artists, disciplines, and backgrounds. The second edition of Lens Dans Festival will be held the 24th & 25th of February 2023 in Recyclart (Rue de Manchester 13, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels) and in a post-event in Barcelona during 2023. Registration to the video dance and Live Performance competition is free and can be submitted by filling out the registration form (link on this website).

Science Gallery Melbourne: Open Call for “Not Natural.”

Deadline: February 6

Science Gallery Melbourne is inviting proposals for projects to be included in our 2024 show ‘Not Natural’. Through installations, performances, events and workshops, this exhibition will explore the friction between cultural perceptions of nature and the implications of creating synthetic forms of life. Projects selected via our open call are generally funded for up to $8000 AUD (Australian dollars), which includes all fees, materials, freight, and other project costs. Unfortunately, at this stage, we are not able to include travel costs in this budget.

OPEN CALL for Issue 15 of Maake Magazine

Deadline: February 7

Artists making work in all media are encouraged to apply. There are no restrictions. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. Applications will be accepted via Submittable. There is a $25 submission fee.

San Francisco Bay Area Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival

Deadline: February 10

The San Francisco Bay Area Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival is a biennial event, established in 1999 to provide a forum for the accomplishments of sex worker film and video makers and to screen works about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world. The Sex Worker Festival provides an opportunity to recognize and honor prostitutes, dancers, porn performers and other sex workers, who have historically been a dynamic part of arts communities. Submissions are 10$.

MacDowell Fellowship

Deadline: February 10

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. Need-based travel grants and 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. Any applicant whose proposed project does not fall clearly within one of these artistic disciplines should contact the admissions department for guidance. We aim to be inclusive, not exclusive in our admissions process.

Choreographic Competition 10 Sentidos

Deadline: February 12

Choreographic Competition 10 Sentidos has established itself as a benchmark among choreography competitions in Europe for emerging creators on the national and international scene. Festival 10 Sentidos, in its commitment to a programme in which artists with long and recognised careers and outstanding new talents coexist, has this choreographic competition every year, which receives around 350 proposals from all continents. The Festival team selects 8 finalists in each edition, where the quality, novelty and particularity of the piece, its own choreographic discourse, but also the relationship of the work presented with the motto of each year, ILLUSIONS in the case of this edition 2023, are valued.

Cannibals of Love: Open Call

Deadline: February 14

This is an open-call. Visual artists are invited to submit works of art that are inspired by, critique, or reflect notions of heartache, summer flings, awkward love triangles, unlikely couples, one-night stands, unrequited loves, the “meet cute,” or other tropes of Rom Coms. More specifically, submitted works will explore romance and/or humor in relation to cinematically-scaled stories of pathos and eros. Artists may include up to 10 images of artworks that are available for display in the exhibition. There is no submission fee.

2023 Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Call

Deadline: February 14

Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists an opportunity to live and work in this exceptional environment for three weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. There is a $10 application fee.

Call for Submission: Harford 100-Mile Biennial exhibition

Deadline: February 15

The Chesapeake Gallery invites submissions to the first Harford 100-Mile Biennial exhibition. It is open to all artists who reside within one hundred miles of Harford Community College (HCC) and who are at least 18 years of age. (Some of the eligible cities include Baltimore and Annapolis, MD, Fairfax and Leesburg, VA, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington and Dover, DE and Washington, D.C.) This exhibition aims to showcase the area’s top artists as a vital component of our cultural offerings to the region. All submitted artwork must have been created within the past three years. Final choices for the show will be selected by members of HCC’s faculty and staff. Selected artists are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork to and from the Chesapeake Gallery. There is no application fee or commission on sold work.

KIAC Artist Residency

Deadline: February 15

The KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. The residence accommodates two artists concurrently for research, development and production of ongoing or new bodies of work. KIAC accepts applications from visual artists, media artists and interdisciplinary artists, as well as curators. Check the website for the 2024 Film Festival Residency and Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter-in-Residence opportunities as well.

TANZAHOi Dance Film Open Call

Deadline: February 15

TANZAHOi International Festival is looking for international, national, and local dance films for our 2023 program. There is no thematic limitation. Dance films in all creation categories are welcome to apply. We wish to see your creativity, artistic research, and inspiration that binds the world of dance and the world of film into one. We are looking forward to learning more about your artistic work! The dance film must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes. There is an informational packet PDF on the webpage for further questions.

KIAC 2024/25 General Exhibitions Call for Submissions

Deadline: February 15

The ODD Gallery’s year-round programming features solo and group exhibitions (selected and curated by committee) by regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery also presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of national and international contemporary visual arts practices and theories.

:iidrr Exhibition and Curatorial Projects 

Deadline: February 15

:iidrr is pleased to announce our Exhibition and Curatorial Projects at :iidrr Gallery to the public. This is a year-round open call to all emerging artists and curators worldwide working in digital art, including but not limited to: photography, illustration, animation, internet art, AR/VR/MR, interactive art, video games, fashion, etc. made using Robotics, coding, 3D printing, CG animation, Social Media, AI, biotechnology, etc. Each month, we will present a solo/group exhibition at the gallery space in the lower east side of Manhattan. Please send us your best work for review. There is a $45 application fee.

Vintage Materialities in Music – Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 15

Vintage Materialities in Music is a three-day international conference organised by LUCA School of Arts, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, and Orpheus Instituut and taking place at Orpheus Instituut from 28–30 June 2023. The conference aims to generate a critical discourse around a transferable topic (fashion, furniture, cars, …) through relevant case studies. Artists-scholars engaging with one or more of the questions outlined above are invited to propose 30-minute lecture-recitals or 20-minute conference papers.

Mother’s Milk 2023 Residency

Deadline: February 15

Mother’s Milk is a 2-6 week interdisciplinary residency, designed to support three or four visual artists, sound artists, or creative writers, who are pursuing innovative work in their field. The goal of this program is to provide individuals or collaborative teams with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents whose different perspectives, backgrounds and interests offer inspiration and interaction. Work that is more experimental in nature without regard to commercial viability is of special interest. Residents have studios in a 1,500 sq. ft. hay barn studio and share housing in a fully renovated 1898 farmhouse in Kansas. There is a $25 application fee.

Hockaday Museum Artist—Wilderness—Connection Residency

Deadline: February 17

Each summer selected artists hike into a remote backcountry cabin 5-15 miles from the trailhead in the Flathead National Forest for 7-14 days to create work in a beautiful, remote setting, which is then shared in a public presentation or workshop with the community.

Windgate Artist In Residence 

Deadline: February 19

Each semester, the School of Art+Design at Purchase College invites one Windgate Artist In Residence (WAIR) in applied design. Resident artists develop a body of work while at Purchase and are extensively involved in the education of Purchase students and the larger Purchase community. Residents are established or emerging designer/makers of exceptional talent who exhibit strong communication skills and proven dedication to working in an academic studio environment. Specific involvement during the residency beyond each artist’s own work might include guest lecturing in a master class, giving public lectures, mentoring students, participating in exhibits, and working on community design.

Little Islands Fest

Deadline: February 19

The 5th Little Islands Festival, starting from Sikinos, invites new media and performing arts artists to submit proposals that engage with ecology, anthropology, and science in the enduring dialogue about the relationship between humanity and nature. With the power of art and technology, Little Islands Festival explores these interdependencies to rethink life, work, and cohabitation. Included in the open call is the LIF Residency and Research Program 2023 where participants will be hosted in Sikinos to create works inspired by the natural and cultural landscape of the island.


EMB’s artist-in-residence programme

Deadline: February 20

EMB’s artist-in-residence programme ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ provides grants for creative individuals or groups to co-create work with Ocean scientists. The European Marine Board (EMB) is looking for two new artists for the 2023 – 2024 edition of our ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ artist-in-residence programme. As we enter the third year of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the need to connect people to our Ocean is more important than ever. The EMBracing the Ocean programme provides 10,000 euro grants for creative individuals/groups from a wide range of disciplines to co-create artwork in collaboration with Ocean scientists to raise societal awareness of the Ocean’s value and inspire behavioural change for a sustainable future. This is a remote residency.

RawGround Festival Open Call

Deadline: February 20

RawGround (RG) promulgates a curated mini-showcase that nurtures dialogue through the trajectory of widening our perception of daily life. The short films are conducted by artists and practitioners of diverse disciplines, each reinstating the scope of aesthetics of the everyday. The short films are conducted by artists and practitioners of diverse disciplines, each reinstating the scope of aesthetics of the everyday. We invite you to journey with us by sharing your film proposal, using the theme “Breathing – The Movement of Space.”

LACMA Art + Technology Lab Request for Proposals

Deadline: February 22

The Art + Technology Lab supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects, with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering. The Art + Technology Lab is presented by Hyundai. Art + Technology Lab grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations.


Deadline: February 23

In January 2023, »Kultur einer Digitalstadt« again invites applications for three Artist-in-Science-Residencies for artists of all disciplines. The studio residency on the Rosenhöhe in Darmstadt is linked to a collaboration with a renowned Darmstadt research institute. A total of three 6-week fellowships will be conducted between May and October 2023. Each fellowship is related to one of the three collaborating research institutions.


The Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery: Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 24

The Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery and the Alma Art and Design Department is currently seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2023/2024 academic year. Artworks of all media are eligible; including but not limited to: painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, photography, graphic design, installations and short film.


Forecast Mentorship

Deadline: February 26

Artistic practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields, anywhere in the world, are encouraged to apply to Forecast’s international mentorship program with projects that could benefit from the expertise of one of this edition’s mentors and their unique approach to material and knowledge production. Mentors specialize in various fields including music, fashion, and visual arts. Check out this alternate link for more.

The Paseo Project

Deadline: February 28

This project-based residency is set within a rural environment steeped in history, art, and culture.This unique opportunity provides artists time in the high desert of Northern New Mexico and with our community in the execution of their work. Selected artists are offered a 2 – 4 week residency between April – November 2023 and the use of a shared studio/office space, private accommodations, and a stipend. Working closely with the organization and local collaborators, artists will have the opportunity to research, design, and perform their work in the high desert of Northern New Mexico. Entry fee is $15.


TANZ*WERKE 2023 – Dance Festival

Deadline: February 28

The festival takes place within the framework of a TANZPAKT grant and is the first festival of its kind in Kassel. With the goal of networking between artists from Kassel and other cities, the festival will be under the term [raw /rɔː/: raw, pure, elementary, original, impulsive, unadulterated, naked, original]. Pieces are sought that deal with the concrete body, have a strong physicality, and work on elemental themes of contemporary dance and performance. We are looking for pieces with extraordinary artists’ signatures, essential form-finding for socially relevant content, interdisciplinary works (e.g. into the installation or digital realm), and public spaces. Solo as well as ensemble pieces are possible.

Call for Scores for Season 15: Sound, Image, Gesture

Deadline: February 28

The Boston New Music Initiative is announcing a call for scores to be programmed as part of BNMI’s fifteenth season. Incorporated in 2010, BNMI aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming. The competition is open to all composers with no restrictions. The theme of BNMI’s fifteenth season, which runs from 2023-2024 will be “Sound, Image, Gesture.” The concerts will focus on the many possible interpretations of these words. As such, this call is open to all acoustic, electro-acoustic, acousmatic and multimedia works. We aim to program one (1) to three (3) works per category. Works chosen from this call will be presented at a performance in 2024.

KLANG! International acousmatic composition competition 2023

Deadline: February 28

The first prize is a concert « carte blanche »/ »portrait » concert at the KLANG! festival. The selected work will be also played in France and across Europe during a concert series organised by our partners: Musiques & Recherches (Bruxelles), BEAST (Birmingham), Festival Manca (Nice), Le Scrime (Bordeaux), etc. Only acousmatic work in stereo or multichannel (up to 10 channels) are accepted. There is no duration limit. The entry fee is 12€ for professionals.

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art

Deadline: March 1

The Foundation of Lower Saxony grant at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio works and audio-visual installations. Each of the three grants will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art. The grant is valid for a duration of six months (July–December 2023). It cannot be prolonged and residency is compulsory; grant recipients can expect to stay in Oldenburg at least one month.

Bogliasco Foundation

Deadline: March 1

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. During their stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are assigned private workspaces (with visual artists and dancers being given private studios). Each workspace is equipped with ample work surfaces, a desktop computer, a printer, cabled and wireless internet service, which is also accessible throughout the Study Center. There is a $30 application fee.

Spark 6

Deadline: March 1

UMBC and Towson are excited to present the sixth installment of SPARK at the Peale Museum in late October 2023, made possible through the ongoing support of PNC Bank. Full-time faculty artists from UMBC and Towson art and media departments are invited to propose artworks (including installation and video works) for the exhibition. Illumination broadly considered is the ongoing and evolving theme of Spark programming – from light and video-based works, to work that “brings to light” ideas and narratives otherwise “unseen”. Please consider these concepts broadly as the themes of the exhibition will largely emerge after the work is submitted. Though the exhibition footprint is not set, artists are welcome and encouraged to suggest work for a specific space – in such instances, including renderings to illustrate a site-specific placement is highly encouraged. Please submit your proposal by sending a pdf of your proposal via email or sharing a folder with curator Catherine Borg cborg@umbc.edu on Google Drive that contains all aspects of your proposal.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Deadlines: March 10

Third Coast’s annual Call for Entries is now open to artists, journalists, storytellers, students, and anyone making narrative work in sound. This competition invites narrative sound work from across disciplines in 9 genre-expansive categories. Third Coast’s annual Competition Cycle is uniquely maker-centered, driven by the urgent need to increase equity, support community, and expand experimentation in the field. We offer sliding-scale rates, designed to lower barriers of entry to our field, and welcome into the fold makers at all levels of experience and access to resources. The Call for Entries results in 11 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award-Winners and a short list of Third Coast Finalists; this year we are excited to roll out Pilot Offerings–including a feedback initiative in the Best New Artist category, and a special lower rate for all non-English work–opportunities that we hope to continue to expand in the years to come.

The competition is open to academic composers of any nationality and age. Each composer should submit one vocal-instrumental piece or series featuring voice and one or two instruments. The submitted work must be original in every aspect: it must have been written within the period of last year, unpublished, never recorded and performed in public nor broadcast. The composition must be based on Armenian medieval, classical or modern poetry. Combining different authors in one piece is allowed. Both original pieces and translated versions are acceptable. The first prize is a reward in AMD equivalent to 3,000 US dollars.

The Banana Factory Arts Center: Call for Solo and Group Exhibitions

Deadline: December 31, 2023

The Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA is now accepting solo & group exhibition proposals on a rolling basis for exhibitions in 2022 & 2023. Information on eligibility, selection criteria, guidelines, and exhibition policies are included on the application forms on our website.

Rolling deadline opportunities

Ground Works: General Call for Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) issues a call for submissions to its online peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary arts projects, Ground Works. We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with other disciplines. Submissions may take traditional forms—performances, exhibitions, compositions, publications, or designed and built projects—that also contribute to fields for which such forms are not typical. Equally, contributions that demonstrate experimental, non-traditional, or atypical approaches are welcomed. Irrespective of mediums and approaches, successful submissions will reveal the integrative processes behind their work. These projects will be included in an online, open-access showcase of exemplar projects that contribute to understanding of the practices that underlie arts-integrative interdisciplinary work.

MSAC Grants for Artists

Deadline: Rolling

Grants for Artists funds are intended to encourage artistic growth and sustained practice. Common expenses include but are not limited to: administrative costs, consultant fees, contractual services, daycare services, entry fees, equipment rental, exhibition costs, financial tools or planning, food, housing, insurance, studio or workspace costs, materials and supplies, marketing costs, medical costs, payment to technical crews, fabricators, or collaborators, professional memberships, performance costs, production costs, student loans, submission fees for grant or residency applications, travel and transportation, utilities, and website development. Open to Maryland residents (owning or renting residential real property in Maryland at the time of application submission and throughout the funded project or program) and must be 18 years of age or older.


SAC Open Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: Rolling

The San Antonio College Visual Arts Program is accepting exhibition proposals from professional artists for 2024 and beyond. No deadline is given, but proposals are for professional exhibitions that are on display from October through early December, and mid-January through March. Proposals, portfolios and questions about submitted materials can be sent to the Exhibitions Committee for review to ljennings2@alamo.edu. The gallery exhibits local, national, and international professional artists and student work. Student and professional artist exhibitions are displayed year round.
Gallery 115 Y – Call for proposals

Deadline: rolling

Announcing a new gallery space at YAC dedicated to local and regional artists. While our newly renovated gallery G115 will focus on national and international exhibitions, our “family room” aka former gallery space and now called The Circle Gallery will focus on representing regional artists (artists working within a 60 mile radius of Frederick, MD) to spotlight the massive talent in our area. Feel free to submit applications for a solo, two-person or group / thematic show in 2023. Guest Curators welcome. Proposals should be directly sent to gallery115@frederickymca.org. Please include approximately 10 works (or select works that fill the space) work details, biography, cv and website info all within a single PDF document.

Danville River District Art Flats: Residency

Deadline: Rolling

VANTAGE Art Flats is now accepting applications for two month residencies in the 500 block of Main Street in downtown Danville, VA. This studio residency, located in the heart of downtown, will give the selected artist an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a creative environment. It will allow the artist a period of time to live and work away from the stresses of everyday life. The brand-new flat is a one-bedroom, ground level space with an adjacent glass enclosed studio and gallery. Artists will receive a monthly stipend of $3,000.00

WPA: Open Call for Ideas

Deadline: Rolling

All of WPA’s programming begins with a question. On a rolling basis, we accept 100-word curiosity-driven research ideas from artists based anywhere. Our goal is to support artistic research and interdisciplinary practices through the development and presentation of multidisciplinary, collaborative projects, co-organized with WPA. We believe in artists as intellectuals and that collaborative ideation is a process—which can then lead to meaningful experimentation and imaginative cultural production.

Bucknell University Ekard Artist-in-Residence

Deadline: rolling

The Ekard Artist-in-Residence program at Bucknell University was created to support the creative learning experiences of our students through innovative interactions with practicing artists. Selected artists actively share their own studio methods and processes through master classes, presentations, workshops, studio visits, pop-up exhibitions, installations, or other experiences with students on our residential campus in Lewisburg, PA. Artists are selected through a combination of invitation and proposal-based applications. We are especially interested in activities that will enhance–and may be integrated into–the studio art courses offered in our department.


Artists Side Jobs Open Call for Essays

Deadline: rolling

Are you a professional artist who also works other jobs to pay the bills? What jobs do you work? What does your day to day life look like? How do your “side jobs” influence your artwork? Submit a minimum one page written response along with 3-5 images of your artwork and/or side jobs. Entries are open to interpretation and creativity is encouraged!


Maryland Art Place Impact at Indigo Hotel – Call for proposals

Deadline: rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Deadline: rolling

Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. FCA depends on artists to fund its programs; to date, over 1,000 artists have contributed paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, performances, and videos to help fund grant programs that directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. FCA remains the only institution of its kind: created and sustained by artists to benefit artists. Created in 1993 to further FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.


Etant Donnes Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellowship

Deadline: rolling

Etant donnés offers grants to American curators wishing to conduct research on the French art scene. These grants are intended to expand the opportunities of American curators, to encourage in-depth explorations of French cultural resources, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among artists, professionals, researchers, and institutions.


Radar Sofia Residencies

Deadline: rolling

Radar Sofia is announcing an open call for artists for three fully-funded residencies in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2022 under its year-long programme Distance and Resistance. Radar Sofia is a small artist-run organization that functions as a residency space, a production house and a platform for development of new dramaturgy. The residency period may vary between one and four weeks. The space is designed mainly for writers, special preference is given to dramaturgy and performing arts. Filmmakers, visual and interdisciplinary artists who don’t need a huge studio for their work can also apply to stay with us.


Professional Development Opportunity Grant

Deadline: rolling

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The Professional Development Opportunity Grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.


Maryland State Arts Council Professional Development Opportunity Grant

Deadline: rolling

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.


Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster

Deadline: rolling

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) advances the arts in our state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable access, lifelong learning, and the arts as a celebrated contributor to the quality of life for all the people of Maryland and uses the roster to promote artistic collaboration between Maryland touring artists and Maryland presenters with the goal of increasing touring engagements for Maryland professional performing artists.


NSA Residency
Deadline: Rolling
NSA Artist and Writer Residency is a fully funded six month residence program. Currently we only accept submissions from women, BIPOC, and BAME in the USA. Benefits include fully funded invitation to a panel/artist chat and exhibition at the annual Ibom International Art and Book Festival; Visa fees for international recipients; Studio space; and Monthly Living allowance throughout residency duration.


Busboys and Poets: Call for art

Deadline: rolling

As a space where art, culture and politics intentionally collide, both visual and performing arts are a constant and daily part of the Busboys and Poets environment and experience. Sharing a meal with family, friends and co-workers is further enhanced by art that is at once beautiful and challenging. Throughout the year, we receive many qualified submissions for artwork to be displayed in our locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We typically rotate artwork twice annually at each venue, and we seek to exhibit artists whose work is thoughtfully crafted, professionally executed, and those artists whose visions reflect our Tribal Statement. Additionally, we often give preference to large format works and artists who have significantly large bodies of work to exhibit. Busboys and Poets supports the creative economy and celebrates art in its spaces by offering a unique platform for visual artists. Unless otherwise noted, all art is available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of work going directly to the artists.


Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: rolling

Hamilton Gallery is a cooperative gallery, artist operated, with monthly shows featuring the works of members as well as monthly guest artists. The Hamilton Gallery exhibits and supports fine art and fine crafts. The gallery maintains an active membership of a number of local artists, and screens for new members on an ongoing basis. We are looking for both artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to foster their artistic practice and to begin their careers. Hamilton Gallery artist members enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their own exhibitions. This is an open call to artists residing within 60 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.



Deadline: rolling

Artfare allows artists to present their work to a broad audience and connect with patrons both digitally and in person through studio visits, exhibitions and events. Using our iPhone app, artists can also discover and communicate with other artists and curators, and work together to independently organize exhibitions and events. We started out in New York in early 2019 and are currently accepting submissions from U.S. based artists.


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.


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.


Journal of Artistic Research (JAR)

Deadline: rolling

Journal of Artistic Research (JAR) currently publishes three issues each year. From 2020, publications in JAR as well as in the JAR Network space will be covered by the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Please make sure that you are happy with this before proceeding. We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis. The editorial review process typically takes six months from submission to publication. JAR invites submissions from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that are not usually conceived of as artistic. We welcome submissions from practitioners with or without academic affiliations. JAR’s format for publishing artistic research, the exposition, invites authors to combine text, image, film, and audio material on expandable web pages, challenging the dominance of writing in traditional academic research. The languages currently accepted are English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Submissions in other languages are accepted, if accompanied by an English translation, which will act as master version. Multilingual expositions are also welcome as long as translations are provided. JAR does not charge any fees. Authors retain copyright to their submission.


Gormley Gallery Exhibition Proposal

Deadline: rolling

As an integral element of the liberal arts tradition at Notre Dame of Maryland University, the Art Department is a dynamic learning environment. Art moves beyond the classroom at Notre Dame. Gormley Gallery, through the Art Department, provides a space for emerging and established artists that engages students and reaches the community through visual art. The Gormley Gallery accepts proposals for solo or group exhibits on a rolling basis. Artists from Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region are especially encouraged to apply. Two exhibits are scheduled each year for a four- to six-week show. Artists attend the reception and give an informal gallery talk. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2023-24 academic year.


Leonardo Journal Open Call: Special Sections on Diverse Perspectives

Deadline: rolling through 2024

Published by The MIT Press, Leonardo journal has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology. We’re interested in a broad expansion of ideation and research that activates creativity to push the boundaries of today and unleash the possibilities of tomorrow. This is a moment to curate your vision and expand the field of art and science beyond what we could imagine. We seek proposals from interested Guest Editors to craft and shepherd themed special sections that invite diverse and intersectional perspectives. The ideal Guest Editor can help to grow and decolonize Leonardo’s contributor network by attracting authors from historically underrepresented demographics including Brown, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; people of marginalized gender; geographically underrepresented practitioners; and additional marginalized groups.


Maryland State Arts Council – Creativity Grants

Deadline: rolling

Creativity Grants for Projects strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations and provide opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. Intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, this option is available for independent artists, as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program. Applicants must be an Independent Artist, or an arts-related organization in operation for one year or more and within grant income requirements, and identify a specific event, activity or project to occur within the applicable time frame. Funding amount is $1000 – $3500.


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.


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.


The Woven Tale Press Call for Submissions

Deadline: rolling

The cornerstone of The Woven Tale Press is our magazine—a rare breed, at once a literary journal and an art publication. We take pride in the careful balance of the writing and the visual arts in each issue; distinctly different but equally resonant fine art forms that are perhaps best appreciated when one is complementing the other. We are happy to consider submissions to our magazine and for features on our site. For our magazine, we welcome fiction and creative nonfiction prose writing, poetry, and all mediums in the visual arts, including installation works. Galleries, you are welcome to submit the work of artists you represent. For our site, we seek posts by both visual artists and writers, on any aspect of your creative process.


Athenaeum Solo or Group Show: 2022-2023

Deadline: Rolling

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the DMV 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. A curator, living or working anywhere, may submit a proposal for a show featuring works by artists living or working in this area. Entry fee is 40$.

Alper Initiative for Washington Art (AIWA)

Deadline: Rolling

We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis from Washington DC artists of all ages & backgrounds, and exploring different mediums. By submitting, your proposal will be added to the AIWA database and available for review by the museum’s Director & Curator, and to guest curators for potential inclusion in future AIWA exhibitions. On average, 1 out of 5 submissions is accepted for an exhibition or collaboration. Your submission will also be considered to be highlighted in the AU Museum blog. If you are selected, you will be notified via email. Solo, group, and curator proposals are all accepted. All submissions must be made online and by Washington, DC-area artists (no further than 60 miles outside of Washington, DC). Submissions made through any other platform, or that are incomplete, will not be accepted.