External Opportunities

Vestige Concept Gallery: Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma

Deadline: September 24

Primal Disposition II: Dual Dilemma seeks to showcase works of art that deal with the concept of Duality that are are raw, dark, religious, emotive, primitive, earthen, sexual, sensory, confrontational, instinctual. They are also looking for work that is primal in the materials used. Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities. Located in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, PA. The Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.
The Wassaic Project is currently holding our annual Open Call for our 2023 Summer Exhibition for artists of all mediums, including: 2D work, sculpture, video, new media, site-specific installation, performance, text, poems, essays, publication-specific work, etc. If selected, your work will be showcased alongside a diverse range of pieces and performances in and around historic Wassaic and Maxon Mills, as well as in a printed publication. Application fee 25$

Foundwork Artist Prize

Deadline: September 26

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award started in 2019 to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. The Prize is open to artists working in any media and our annual selection process takes place in the fall. Each honoree is awarded an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with our jurors who include distinguished curators, gallerists, educators, and artists. Each year, the honoree and three shortlisted artists are also invited for interviews as part of our Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work.

“WILL AND SOUL” Loop38

Deadline: September 26

Loop38 is seeking a collaborative composer to create a new musical work to be premiered at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, in May 2023. The new work will involve a three-way collaboration between the selected composer, Loop38, and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, a Houston-based writer and performer and Houston’s first Black Poet Laureate. Ms. Mouton is creating a literary work to be paired with the musical commission; her text will draw upon the theme of the program, the ethos of the Rothko Chapel, and the idea of our shared humanity. The selected composer will win a $2000 award, plus $500 travel stipend to attend the premiere on May 4, 2023, in Houston, Texas. There is no fee to apply.

Switch 2022: open call

Deadline: September 30

The annual switch event will take place this year from 30th October-6th of November, in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland. Switch invites artists working with film / moving image / lens based Media, to consider an application for switch 2022 responding to the theme of Play. Eight artists will be selected. There is no application fee.

AIRIE Residency

Deadline: September 30

Preservation of our natural environment and the fight against climate change will only be successful if there is racial equity in the movement. AIRIE believes artists have the communicative ability to lead society to a more inclusive and just future. Over the course of the 2022 – 2023 season, AIRIE is investigating how we can make the outdoors a space of belonging. We ask you, the artist, to engage with this theme and the natural world through your artistic practice as we build new paths forward.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. $20 Application fee.

Korea Art Forum 

Deadline: September 30

Korea Art Forum is looking for up to ten compelling proposals for projects that may last a few weeks, such as participatory art installations and/or a series of performances and/or art activities. The public announcement of the invited artists for the 2023 iterations of SDSS will be made by the end of December 2022. The SDSS project is an interborough initiative organized by the Korea Art Forum (KAF) in New York City, addressing critical issues such as anti-Asian violence, anti-immigrant sentiments, uneven distributions of art resources, and limited art accessibility. It supports emerging or underrepresented artists (mostly BIPOC) in creating participatory art activities in NYC’s underserved immigrant communities at different sites.

CUVO Festival 2023

Deadline: September 30

The International Videoart Festival CUVO launches a new open call for his seventh edition titled “[An]Ecstasy”. This year we want to ponder about the absence of pain in which philosopher Byung-Chul Han has called paliative societies. We are open to any creation regardles of format, technique or genre. We’ll select eight of the most groundbreaking videoart works that will shape the travelling exhibition of the festival along 2023. To participate, read the rules at http://www.cuvofestival.com/bases.html and send to cuvofestival@gmail.com the application form linked in our web alongside with your video (attached in the mail or via downlload / screening link).

True/False Film Fest

Deadline: September 30

Every year, True/False Film Fest brings a multitude of talented visual artists from near and far to reinvent venues and transform public spaces. True/False is looking for dynamic, original large-scale installations, sculptures, experiential work, and venue designs. Aesthetically, we encourage artists to use as inspiration the overarching ideas and mission of the festival (broadly, an immersive artistic experience that seeks to transform the everyday) and/or the year-specific theme. Due to the nature of our festival, T/F art installations tend to be both temporary (the Fest is 4 days; art installations are rarely up for longer than 6 days) and site-specific. There are a variety of sites that are potentially available. Some are interior, some exterior; some sites require that the art be suspended, others allow for art to be placed or secured to the ground, and some have the potential to combine both. Most locations have access to power. We have limited options for more traditional gallery work and video installations. Almost all of the art installations we exhibit are located in spaces that large groups of people move through or spend time in; this knowledge should inform your construction plans and design.

Print Center New York: New Voices

Deadline: September 30

New Voices is a pilot program providing approximately six to eight emerging artists with a focused group exhibition at Print Center New York’s new, ground-floor space at 535 West 24th Street in Chelsea in the summer of 2023. This exhibition will provide a compelling critical exploration of the artists’ work, and will be accompanied by a publication and artist-led public programming expanding on the season’s themes. Artists will be brought to New York for a three-day convening that includes an opening reception and other in-person learning and networking opportunities. For six months following the exhibition’s opening, artists will meet virtually as a group and receive individualized resources for professional and artistic development. Artists will receive an honorarium of $2500 for their participation in the program and financial support for associated exhibition costs.

Call for Proposals: Contemporary Art Intervention at the Equestrian Statue of Elector Frederick William

Deadline: September 30

The Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, SPSG) will present a comprehensive special exhibition in Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace in 2023 that will for the first time deal with colonial traces in its palaces, gardens and collections. It is part of an annual theme “Elector – Emperor – Colonies.” The SPSG would therefore like to announce an open call which is open to artists based in Germany and those based abroad. A contemporary artistic intervention at the Equestrian Statue should, firstly, address the different historical facets and significance of the site and surrounding urban space, attempting to address the aforementioned questions as well as raise further questions. Secondly, the intervention should serve as a conversation point and connect past historical narratives with potential.
This year’s call for artists is under the title “Entangled Forests” on the consequences climate change has on forests. We welcome artworks of all styles, artistic, artivist and activist initiatives, art and science collaborations, and everything in between. Proposed and existing works welcome. Within the application you may also express your interest in the PERL residency summer 2023, focusing on interdisciplinary work between science and art.
The competition is open to composers who currently live in the United States, ages 18 and over. Composers may be in any stage of their careers. Applicants who are or will be students enrolled in degree granting programs are ineligible. We encourage applicants from a variety of musical aesthetics and backgrounds to apply. Award: $25,000 commission to compose a new orchestral work, 15 to 20 minutes in length, to be premiered by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during their ’23-’24 season. All applicants will be notified by the end of December.
Grand Canyon Conservancy’s (GCC) Astronomer-in-Residence program is designed to support scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines that wish to engage with the night skies of the Canyon in their work and share their expertise, instruments, and passion with the park’s public. Topics of special interest to GCC include the threats of light pollution, society’s complex relationship with natural darkness, or our cosmic significance. Solo astronomers, artists, educators, scientists, and other practitioners who study the night sky are encouraged to apply. Selected astronomers will live and work at the historic Verkamp’s artist residence at Grand Canyon National Park for a 6-week period and receive a stipend of $2000 to cover the costs of food, travel, and supplies. Available residency periods in 2023 are Mar 8 – Apr 19, Apr 26 – Jun 7, Oct 18 – Nov 29. Entry fee $35.
The Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC) Artist-In-Residence program is designed to host individual artists with a well-developed body of work that engages contemporary themes — especially those tied to conservation, cultural identity, and community. The residency embraces an artist-focused, open-ended model that prioritizes on-site research and exploration in the interest of creating deeper personal and public relationships with the Grand Canyon. Three Artists-In-Residence will be invited to stay at the South Rim of Grand Canyon in 2023. Residents will be provided with fully furnished accommodations in the historic Verkamp’s artist residence directly overlooking the canyon, and a stipend of $2500 for eight weeks. An artist may be in residence from Jan 4 – Mar 1, Jun 14 – Aug 9, or Aug 16 – Oct 11, 2023. Artists are responsible for their supplies, meals, toiletries, and transportation. Entry fee 45$
Once a year Zaratan offers a 4 weeks residency grant, which covers the studio and accommodation fees for one artist selected through the applications process. The artists-in-residence at Zaratan are given the opportunity to develop a project over a fixed period of time, and to reflect and consolidate their artistic practice. During their stay in Lisbon, the selected artists will be required to meet on a regular basis with the curatorial team of Zaratan. We provide private accommodation, 24/7 private working studio, technical assistance, promotion and communication support, open public presentation of the residency process. Although labs and technique-specific facilities are not available, we will do our best to fulfill your needs, providing logistical support for producing work and events within our network of partners and collaborators. The residency program is designed for international or Portuguese artists residing abroad for the development of artistic projects, individual or collective. Zaratan defends a multidisciplinary and experimental attitude, where all the areas and the languages of the artistic expression are considered.
In 2023 Capitol Reef National Park is offering four residencies. One residency will be offered to a night sky artist for 2-4 weeks. As an International Dark Sky Park, we are interested in engaging in art and culture with our dark skies. The park also offers three artists a choice of residency of 2-4 weeks for visual and performing artists, writers, and composers. The selected artists will be given rent-free use of a furnished park house and will also receive a $500 contributions from The Entrada Institute to assist with travel and supply expenses.

The Lighthouse Works Fellowship

Deadline: October 1

The Lighthouse Works Fellowship Program is designed to support the creation of new works of art, dance, literature, and music. Artists, writers, choreographers, and composers at any stage of their careers are encouraged to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form, submit work samples, attach a CV and work sample statement, and remit a $25 application fee.

Millay Arts Core Residency

Deadline: October 1

Millay provides a historic fully-subsidized residency featuring a creative cohort of 6-7 multidisciplinary artists per session. April through November sessions are three and a half weeks. The application fee is $45.
The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.
Vermont studio residency program welcomes artists and writers working across all mediums and genres for two, three, and four week sessions. Accommodations include a private room and shared common areas. The campus features include a print shop, digital lab, and metal, wood, ceramic facility. Studios are open 24 hours a day. A VSC residency provides artists and writers the time and space to focus on their creative practice in an inclusive, international community within a small Vermont village. Fellowships include the VSC Fellowship for writers and artists, the Voices Rising Fellowship for black female authors, the VSC/NEA Creative Inclusion Fellowship for LGBTQ+ visual artists and the Emily Mason-Wolf Kahn Fellowship for visual artists.
The Penn State University School of Music will be holding the 2nd Biennial International New-Music Festival and Symposium March 24-25, 2023. The festival will consist of multiple concerts and research presentation sessions, featuring the work of composers and scholars selected through an international call for scores and research proposals. Selected composer participants will attend the festival in person, work with performers, network with other participants and within the Penn State community, and hear their compositions presented on a festival concert. Selected scholars will present a paper/presentation on any topic related to contemporary music. The festival concerts will feature performances by Penn State faculty and student performers, Penn State large ensembles, chamber ensembles, and guest performers.
Marshall University’s School of Art & Design is seeking submissions from emerging to professional artists for solo and group shows in the Fall Semester of 2023. We have two galleries of varying sizes: The Carroll Gallery and the Birke Art Gallery located in Huntington WV. All visual arts media are eligible for consideration. At the bottom of this page you will find a link to the floor plan for the Carroll Gallery. Please submit the following in a single pdf by email to galleries@marshall.edu: brief exhibition proposal, artist’s statement, biography, CV and a sample of 10 images representative of those you intend to display and an image list.
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival (SEAF) celebrates the world’s most boundary-pushing, mind-blowing animation. This annual festival is focused on supporting unique, experimental and diverse voices in the field of animation, with a lean toward off-the-wall humor and energy. This year the festival is scaling back to a Baltimore Showcase and International Invitational screenings. For the Baltimore Showcase, submissions will be accepted free of charge through filmfreeway (must be a film produced within 50 miles of Baltimore City to qualify).

Camargo Fellowship 2023-24

Deadline: October 1

The Camargo Fellowship is the flagship program of the Camargo Foundation. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to nearly 1,500 individuals as part of its mission to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities. Each year, an esteemed panel of scholars and arts professionals selects individuals or teams from hundreds of submissions from around the world. Winners are awarded residencies in a stunning, contemplative environment where they have the space, time, and freedom to think, create, and connect. From this 2023-2024 edition onward, 14 individuals will be selected for a residency as part of the program. Fellowships will span over 10 weeks. With each cohort of Fellows, the Foundation strives to foster connections between research and creation.

2 Post Cinema is a new neighborhood outdoor cinema in Houston, TX. They are launching their inaugural season November 2022 and are looking for video art and short films to curate into monthly public screenings. They are committed to showcasing contemporary film and video art created by underrepresented artists and filmmakers at all points in their careers, no entry fees, no resumes required. Submissions are accepted through the Google form link on a rolling basis and will be retained for future consideration.

Underscore 2022

Deadline: October 1

For their 20th anniversary season, RESONANCE, Bent Frequency (BF) is holding a call for scores. They are looking for submissions of the most groundbreaking, compelling, and captivating chamber music celebrating a diversity of compositional voices. They will program music by up to six composers from this call AND commit to working towards a long-term collaboration with at least one of the winners.
BF seeks to amplify (or “Underscore”) music by composers of diverse backgrounds, styles, and career stages. Underscore is FREE and open to ANYONE.
Biennial exhibition of Expanded Cinema, Performance, Installation and Sculpture that incorporates the moving image on S8MM, 16MM, 35MM film or altered light. Non-Competitive, All ages, International festival celebrating cinematic art forms. Presenting artists are all invited to be in attendance and will receive accommodations with travel stipends. There is no application fee.
Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. We switch between hosting visual artist and performing artist every year. In 2023, the program is open for Performing artists / researchers.
The Kinds of Kings Bouman Fellowship is an advocacy, access, and amplification program for composers with historically-marginalized identities in the early stages of their composing careers. This year’s fellowships are for people currently living in the United States. Composer Fellows receive: A $1000 commission to write a new piece; Workshops with the performing ensemble/soloist; Mentorship throughout the writing process with Kinds of Kings; and a premiere of the commissioned work. There is no application fee.
ICOSA Collective (Austin, TX) announces a national call for entries for Open Space, a juried group exhibition to be held in conjunction with the Austin Studio tour2022. Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible. Entry fee $30.
The EPFL-CDH AiR Program is open to emerging and established Swiss and international artists interested in the area where arts, science, media, and technology intersect. The program enables invited artists to develop interdisciplinary projects and carry out their research in conjunction with scientists and the PhD and Master students at EPFL. It offers an opportunity to access the cutting-edge engineering, infrastructure, materials, and science developed or made available at EPFL, thus fostering intense experimentation in new forms of expression. At the end of each residency, the resulting project will be presented in a public exhibition or event held at EPFL Pavilions, Amplifiers for Art Science and Society.

Getty Scholar Grants

Deadline: October 3

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients may be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly lecture devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Getty Scholars at the Getty Research Institute (Getty Center) may be in residence from three to nine months. Getty Villa Scholars may be in residence from three to six months. Residential grants also include a work station at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, a travel stipend, and an available healthcare option. These terms apply as of June 2022 and the terms and length of grants are subject to change. Health and safety guidelines for grantees may also be imposed.

Drawing Office Residency

Deadline: October 4

Within Sir John Soane’s Museum, the Drawing Office is the earliest surviving example of a working architectural office. To mark the 200th anniversary of its installation, Sir John Soane’s Museum is beginning a programme of restoration, new multi-layered digital interpretation, and the launch of the Museum’s first residency programme. The Drawing Office sits in the heart of the Museum, access via a staircase outside Soane’s celebrated Picture Room. The historic importance of the Museum, its archive and collections are well known. What is less well known is the work the Museum does with contemporary artists and the relevance of the Museum and its collection to artists, architects and designers practicing now . The residency will enable Sir John Soane’s Museum to develop its work with contemporary practitioners, whilst complementing the broader work of the organisation.Two artist residents will be hosted annually from 2023, for three months each, during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).
The Ornamenta is a program of exhibited works, performances and other activities based on a series of open calls and curated exhibitions taking place from May-September 2023 and May-September 2024. The programme is primarily informed by a gathering of artists, educators, researchers, curators, photographers, designers and other makers and thinkers to present and share their works in the context of speculative neighborhoods in the German Black Forest region. The event takes places in Region Nordschwarzwald, Enzkreis and Pforzheim and is performed by all respondents to the open calls, invited guests, the Ornamenta team and curators Jules van den Langenberg, Katharina Wahl and Willem Schenk.

Big Gay Art Show

Deadline: October 7

The Big Gay Art Show is a much anticipated, well attended exhibition open to all artists in any medium and of any level. In 2012, the Big Gay Art Show was conceptualized by a small group – some connected to SAC and others in the Sedona Pride organization and is now a juried art show that exhibits and sells artwork in support of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Beyond the Frame: A Contemporary Exploration of Mixed Media Photography

Deadline: October 9

The Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists to apply to Beyond the Frame: A Contemporary Exploration of Mixed Media Photography which will be on view in Target Gallery in winter of 2023. The goal for this exhibition is to highlight how artists are experimenting with what photography is capable of beyond its traditional framed presentation on the wall. Artwork examples may include but are not limited to: collage, mixed media painting, mixed media sculpture, installation, photography with augmented reality, VR, or video, as long as photography is utilized in the finished work. There is a non-refundable $35 entry fee.

The Rear Project Space- Call for Solo show

Deadline: October 10

Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, is pleased to announce our Open Call for a solo exhibition opportunity in the gallery’s Project Space in 2023. All submissions will be reviewed for a solo slot in the project space and will be considered for other possible opportunities during the 2023 season. The project space is an approximately 90 square foot room made up of three hangable walls (128” x 102”/ 82”), with an open side faced with windows that can be shaded by curtains. This call is open to artists living in the New York City region. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the space before submitting proposals. Artwork in any media, including site-specific installation, multi-media displays, and performance will be considered as long as the artist is able to supply all necessary components. Submissions from emerging artists and members of disadvantaged, under-represented, or minority communities are encouraged.

NARS Fellowship

Deadline: October 10

Beginning in 2023, one US based artist per season of the International Residency program will be awarded a Full Fellowship. The International Residency Full Fellowship will completely cover all program fees for the International Residency and all the criteria for the Full Fellowship is listed in the application form. A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application.

Contemporary Printmaking Call

Deadline: October 12

The Art Gallery at Western Wyoming Community College is pleased to accept submissions for Contemporary Printmaking. Printmaking occupies a unique space in the contemporary art world. Printmakers, while often among the most experimental and cutting edge artists, are also paradoxically reliant on highly traditional processes. We are interested in showcasing prints that speak to contemporary issues, explore fresh perspectives, or generally demonstrate the breadth of possibilities available while working–either partially or fully–within the idiom of hand-pulled prints.
Composers of any age and nationality are encouraged to submit compositions. Please click the link for the many options of performers to compose for who will be playing at the festival. This includes the Chartreuse String Trio, UNK New Music Ensemble, and four other ensemble/solo options.

Utah State University Mehdi Heravi Global Teaching and Learning Center: Site Specific Art

Deadline: October 14

The Mehdi Heravi Global Teaching and Learning Center will help students gain the communication expertise and cultural confidence to be leaders in their professions and communities. The basic mission of the new facility is to provide state-of-the-art education and research space for faculty and students. It is the intent of the Art Selection Committee to commission a public artwork that will reflect the interests of this diverse, developing community. The artwork should be accessible to the public and enhance both the student and employee experience of the space. Proposed work should reflect and complement the visioning principles and the mission of the building. Please review the building plans and illustrations carefully and consider both interior and exterior spaces, and the unique possibilities afforded by the building’s design. The Committee has identified several areas that may be suitable for an artist’s interpretation but will remain open to other areas as envisioned by the finalist artists.

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Offered twice per year, the residency is open to applicants from Buffalo and across the United States who are seeking resources, time, and support for ongoing projects or the creation of new work. Selected applicants will have tailored access to facilities, equipment, technical consultation, from Squeaky Wheel, as well as our Workspace Residency partners Buffalo Game Space, The Foundry, and Silo City. Residents will also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures, are provided with public opportunities to share and receive feedback for their work, and will be invited to a variety of site visits and activities exploring Buffalo’s unique communities and histories. Squeaky Wheel offers $1000 in artist fees and stipends, travel and accommodation support, financial assistance for childcare and/or disability support. You can apply as an artist, researcher, or through the special “Silo City,” residency.

Truth: Artist Books & Broadsides

Deadline: October 15

The concept of “truth” has been associated with books and the printed word for a long time, as in “going by the book” and other catch-phrases. Gallery Route One asks artists to consider what form truth takes and how they could EMBODY TRUTH in their work, within the artist book or broadside format. Gallery Route One invites artists to submit expressions about truth in the form of handmade, handbound artist books both unique and in small editions, altered books, folded or sculptural books and very limited edition broadsides. There is a $30 entry fee.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center Call for Proposals

Deadline: October 15

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) invites artists to propose three images for a temporary public art installation at our main facility. Through this call for art we aim to offer a simple submission process for incisive, surprising, and unique imagery that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, community and/or history of the neighborhood, challenge visitors and passersby, and address important social and political issues. RoCo welcomes visual artists of all genres. RoCo also invites visual artists to collaborate with literary artists as we have previously shown in this location. The completed series of three images (10’ h x 7’ w) will be exhibited to the public 24/7 for 4-6 months. The duration will be determined with RoCo staff based on the seasons and concept of the project. Artist will receive a $400 stipend & use fee for exhibiting preexisting images. If an artists is interested in creating new works for this submission, please contact the us. All production and installation costs are covered by RoCo. Proposals that utilize this framework alongside a sculptural installation are also welcome.

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics brings researchers from the humanities and the sciences together to investigate the field of aesthetics. This involves asking how and by whom art is appreciated, and which art, for which reasons, under which situational and historical circumstances, as well as analyzing the functions of aesthetic practices and preferences for individuals and societies. The INHABIT Artist-in-Residence Program of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with our team of scientists and researchers. The integration of artistic thinking and knowledge as reflective practices in their own right is an important dimension of the Institute’s mission. For this the presence of art and the inspiration and challenge of artistic practice are essential. The interaction between these different perspectives creates a productive space for artists and scientists to collaborate in.
The Craft Research Fund was created to encourage, expand and support scholarly craft research in the United States. This fund comprises of five fellowships of $10,000 to advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. The Artist Fellowship is one of three categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in the United States. Awards of $10,000 will be granted to five, mid-career artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. At the end of the grant period, Fellows’ research will be disseminated through a publication, conference presentation, exhibition, film, or other format proposed by the Fellow.
The Chicago Composers’ Consortium invites composers to submit a piece for solo saxophone with or without electronics to be performed by world-renowned saxophonist Drew Whiting (drewsaxophone.com). The concert will take place in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago on February 18th 2023. The winner will receive a performance by Drew Whiting as part of The Chicago Composers’ Consortium 2023 concert season. A $200 honorarium will be awarded to the winner. The competition is open both to new works and those previously performed. The Chicago Composers’ Consortium encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups or communities. Entry fee $15.

(PAAM) New Artworks Grant

Deadline: October 24

The Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) New Artworks Grant offers funding to artists and organizations to support the planning, creation, and installation of new local public art projects. Planning Grant awards up to $10,000 to support independent artists or organizations creating public art proposals with communities. Project Grant awards up to $50,000 to independent artists or organizations to support the fabrication and installation of new public artwork. The artwork must have been developed through a community process, and be fully designed including identification of the artist(s) creating the work.
Jacksonville Jaguars Miller Electric Center Exterior Murals

Deadline: October 28

This stadium is looking for three, large-format, digital murals designed for print on opaque vinyl and installed upon 3 mural locations around the building. This link goes to the South Façade of the Fan Amenity Grandstands call. Each mural is worth a $5,000 honorarium. Alternate links to this opportunity listed by the Jacksonville Jaguars: 12, 3 all have the same deadline.

Fringe Arts Bath: Call to Curators

Deadline: October 30

FaB is offering aspiring Curators the opportunity to devise and organise a show as part of the Fringe Arts Bath Festival programme, running 26th May to 11 June 2023. We invite fresh and challenging concepts; FaB is a test-bed for new ideas, a platform for Curators and Artists to show experimental work beyond the gallery walls. Anyone can propose a project, exhibition, performance or event, “You don’t have to have ‘Curator’ written on your business card to apply”. Any level of experience is welcome: students, graduates, artists, local, national, international.
Founded in 1996, The New River is one of the longest-running and foremost journals of digital art and literature. We’re looking for submissions of electronic literature, new media art, sound, computational text, moving image pieces, and interactive narrative, but we are also eager to receive innovative works between these forms. The New River is seeking work that glitches and gleans, encodes and engages with purpose. We strongly encourage work from underrepresented and minority artists as well as emerging artists from a wide continuum of identities.

Arkansas Tech University Residency

Deadline: October 30

The Artist-in-Residency (AIR) program at Arkansas Tech University is an immersive experience within an art and educational community. AIR is a program intended to advance the careers of practicing artists, present the residents as role models for the ATU community, and strengthen the public’s awareness of the significance of making art and its effect on the surrounding community. The residency will take place over a 5-month period giving the artist time and space to focus on the creative process. The AIR program for 2023 will select an artist 2D or 3D to create an outdoor artwork to enhance the entrance to the Norman Hall art building on the ATU campus.
The 25th annual Maryland Film Festival (May 3-7 2023) in Baltimore, Maryland is looking for all types of film and video work of exceptional quality: feature length and shorts; narratives and documentaries; domestic and foreign; genre work and the unclassifiable; and while we are a general-interest festival, we do frequently program animation, experimental, and underground content. Unique voices and viewpoints are always a plus. We are actively working to increase the number of foreign titles we screen; filmmakers from all over the world are encouraged to submit their work. There are additional deadlines after October 30th, but filmmakers will likely face an increased submission fee for late work.

Media Artist Residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University

Deadline: October 31

This residency program provides opportunities for a diverse group of artists that advances careers and knowledge of developing media studio technologies and practices. We support experimentation that can be instrumental in the production of an expanding and culturally significant catalog of time-based and new media artworks. Artists have access to a combination of emerging, contemporary, and historical media arts tools and materials, many are unique and not ordinarily available in a studio setting. The resident artists have 24-hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment. The IEA research specialists will be available to work with the resident artist during their 9-5 workday. Additional technical staff and faculty are also available for consultation. The IEA video and sound studio offers artists an integrated system with real-time video image-processing software, hardware, and video capture. The print media studios have an extensive range of technologies that span across digital and tradition that explore many hybrid possibilities. The two-week residency supports artist with a stipend, travel-support, lodging, technology access, materials, and technical assistance. Each resident will be expected to give a public presentation that will target communities of Allegany County, the Greater Western New York area, selected activities will be streamed online to a national audience.

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s “Alaska AIR” Artist-in-Residency program seeks international, US and Alaska artists looking to create new work and deeply engage Bunnell’s community. Bunnell seeks artists to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of Homer through the arts by addressing pertinent themes. These may include accessibility, inclusion, decolonization, sustainability, skills sharing and exchange, enhancing community well being, and/or artistic strategies to build connections between local and global communities. Mediums include, but are not limited to, visual, literary and performing arts, social and civic practice, ephemeral art, moving image, movement, music composition and performance.

2023 RAIR residency

Deadline: October 31

RAIR has 2 residency programs: The Standard Residency and The Biggie Shortie. Both are given access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream as well as access to RAIR’s staff- who work closely with all residents. The Standard Residency is a longer, more traditional studio based program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio and project space. The Biggie Shortie is a shorter, project based residency (2-4 weekends). It’s a big project in a short amount of time. The flexible nature of Biggie Shorties allow for projects to be customized to fit each residency. Residencies are open to all emerging and mid career artists based nationally and internationally. $25 submission fee.

Solo Shows at Locust Grove, 2023-2024

Deadline: October 31

The Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY is announcing four (4) Solo Show opportunities in 2023-2024. Solo shows are available for 2-D artwork. Please note the galleries are frequented by visitors of all ages, including school groups. Artists’ discretion is requested for works that are appropriate for a wide range of age groups. We encourage artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. If selected for a solo show, the images submitted for review do not necessarily have to be among the works exhibited. In an effort to give artists time to prepare, solo shows are being offered now for Spring 2023 – Spring 2024. Entry fee is $40.00.

Composing in the Wilderness 2023: Denali trip

Deadline: October 31
Now in its eleventh year, this unusual field course is offered by the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in collaboration with Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service. Working with experienced guides, naturalists, and scientists, we take composers into the backcountry of Alaska’s wilderness and provide them with an intense and immersive adventure. With this as their inspiration, the composers then have the opportunity to compose original music that is premiered by top-notch contemporary music performers on staff at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (and other ensembles). The “Denali Adventure” field course (started in 2012), allows composers to spend four days in the back country of Denali National Park, and then three days in a secluded location to compose. Returning to Fairbanks, the group meets up with Corvus and their new pieces are rehearsed and then premiered both in Fairbanks and in the visitors center of Denali National Park.

Open Door: Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 31

Open Door is Rosalux Gallery’s annual open call exhibition which is on display for the month of December. Open Door is an exciting opportunity for outside artists to showcase their work in the gallery. Open Door is open to all North American residents working in any 2D/ 3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible for submission.
The Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity at Binghamton University conducts interdisciplinary research with leading academics and grassroots organizations on the legacy of slavery and freedom to solve contemporary problems in the areas of racial equity and civil rights. The Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity is accepting qualifications from creative individuals including sculptors, landscape architects and engineers to create a commemorative memorial intertwining history, art and landscape. The selected finalist will be asked to create a permanent commemorative statue and memorial garden on the Downtown Center campus of Binghamton University in the heart of the city of Binghamton.

SURF Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: November 1

The purpose of the SURF AiR program is to invite artists to create work inspired by the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) set in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. SURF’s unique location and history make it an ideal place for creative work. SURF is the deepest underground laboratory in the United States, reaching nearly a mile below the surface. It houses experiments in physics, biology, geology, and engineering. The SURF AiR includes a four-week on-site visit during the summer of 2023 and a one-week art installation/guest lecture visit during the fall of 2023. The SURF AiR Program includes the following for the artist: transportation in the form of airfare, rental car or mileage, housing and per diem for both visits. The artist will have access to a studio space. The program includes tours of above and below ground facilities. SURF will provide a guide for all onsite activities at the Lab at all times. The artist will also be given required safety training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will be provided on loan while on site. SURF will provide the artist with a stipend of $5,000 paid in two installments over the course of the residency. The artist can apply for up to $5,000 in additional funds to be used for the creation of the artwork.

Furman University Thompson Art Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: November 1

The Thompson Art Gallery invites established artists to submit a proposal for solo and group exhibitions during the 2023-24 academic year. Furman University is committed to addressing our community’s most pressing problems to create a more equitable and just society. The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health and the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, established in 2016 and 2020 respectively, represent this commitment. We are seeking exhibition proposals that explore themes related to public health or environmental consciousness and justice as part of Furman’s ongoing goal to bring awareness and inspire creative solutions to these pervasive social issues.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, Call for Scores

Deadline: November 1

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is seeking original music to be included as part of the PORTRAITS project to be premiered June 2024. PORTRAITS will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities in a nine-movement oratorio performed by GMCW and 17th Street Dance. Each movement will feature one of the nine artworks from the PORTRAITS exhibit, brought to life aurally by the music, and visually though dance. The music and text of the piece will tell an aspect of the human experience, inspired by the artwork of the composer’s choosing from the PORTRAITS exhibit, with the lyrics supporting the original intent behind the artwork.

Kipp Gallery Solo and Group Exhibitions

Deadline: November 4

Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2023-2024 academic year. All media will be considered. Artists are responsible for transportation/shipping of artwork to and from the gallery, but a stipend will be provided for attendance at the opening reception and an artist lecture which may help to offset costs.

Beam Center Open Call: Beam Project NYC

Deadline: November 7

Each year, Beam Center seeks design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations between youth and creative big thinkers. Projects are realized by a community of more than 100 young people at each of our project sites: in New Hampshire (NH), on Governors Island (GI), and in a local NYC community. Winning proposals are selected by a committee composed of Beam Center staff, youth, past project designers, and community members.

Curfman Gallery 2023-24

Deadline: November 14

The Lory Student Center Arts Program at Colorado State University is excited to announce an open call for entries for the 2023-24 Curfman Gallery exhibition season. The LSC Arts Program seeks to bring the visual arts to all students at CSU. Our mission is to create an environment that welcomes emerging and nationally-renowned contemporary artists. For the 2023-24 exhibition season, we are seeking thought-provoking work that is firmly rooted in contemporary practice. Work exploring issues of identity, community, current social phenomena, new material investigations, or traditional media in new contexts may receive special consideration.
Fried Fruit Art Gallery is accepting proposals for solo, or two person shows in our cargo container gallery for the 2023 exhibition cycle. Artists are responsible for shipping work to and from the gallery. There is a possibility (no guarantee) of receiving up to $250 for an artist talk or workshop at UNCW in conjunction with the exhibition. Please note interest in your application materials. Although we accept all types of work, we prioritize installation, experimental, and/or community engaged works.

SuperPresent Mag Open Call

Deadline: November 15

Superpresent is a quarterly magazine of the arts. Superpresent is available free online and a limited run of print copies for each issue. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art. There is no cost for submission. The theme for the Winter 2023 issue is Food. Food not only in the literal sense but also in the metaphorical sense. What feeds us? What feeds our mind? What do we feed others? What do we hunger for? All food for thought.
The Goodall Gallery at Columbia College seeks innovative solo or group exhibition proposals relating to the gallery’s mission: to educate, enrich, and engage the immediate collegiate and greater civic community. The Goodall Gallery is located within the Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia College, in Columbia, SC.
The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research provides financial support to independent researchers who are studying either Western American photographers through The Great Depression or women photographers past and present. The Humboldt Area Foundation in Bayside, California, administers this fund, which solicits applications for grants once a year in the fall and awards the grants the following January.

Electronic Music Midwest

Deadline: November 15

Lewis University and Kansas City Kansas Community College are pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the 21st Annual Electronic Music Midwest Festival, featuring guest performer Scott Deal, to be held March 10-11, 2023 at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Grants Pass Museum of Art Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: November 15

Grants Pass Museum of Art was established in 1979, and has an active relationship with its community. Submissions will be reviewed for solo and group exhibition considerations. We welcome all types of 2D and 3D artworks. Artwork exhibited must be originals and/or original prints (such as printmaking and photography). No giclées.

Teeth and Hair National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: November 19

Teeth & Hair is a national open call for visual art of any 2D or 3D media featuring or using teeth & hair and their enduring cultural significance. Founded in 1984, the Buckham Gallery is a nonprofit with the vision of supporting and nurturing artists. The Teeth & Hair exhibition will be held April 7-May 13 at Buckham Gallery, Fint MI. Each Artist may submit 1-3 works for $25.

Call for 2023 Bresler Resident Artists

Deadline: November 20

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four-month residency at their studios in Rockville, Maryland. The Bresler Residency provides three dynamic individual artists or collaborative artist teams the gift of time, space, and financial support, along with a unique opportunity to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. VisArts provides studio space free of charge and a $500 monthly stipend. The current call is open for artists or collaborative artist teams working across all media and will focus on those whose work centers on environmental, social, racial, and economic justice.

Launched in 2020, the Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music / prix Marcelle Deschênes pour la musique électronique is $300 Can. and coverage in Musicworks. This contest is looking for experimental pieces in any electronic-music genre—acousmatic, electroacoustic, glitch, soundscape, intelligent dance music (IDM), turntable art, video music etc. Pieces must be previously unpublished, i.e. not released on a commercially available recording at the time of submission. Contest entry fee is 25 Canadian dollars.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Deadline: November 30

USArtists International supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines. USArtists International is designed to encourage the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in the global arts community; to support engagements that develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists; and to promote justice in the arts community by elevating the diverse voices contributing to the vibrant array of creative expression in the United States. A second deadline is March 29, 2023.

Call for Scores 2022 “Dividable”

Deadline: November 30

Rosetta is internationally calling for new music for their spring concert 2023 held in Kyoto, Japan. The call’s theme as “Dividable.” Your work must fit the following conditions: Duo or Trio work which can be divided into solo pieces. Work for specific instruments are preferable, but work for any instruments is acceptable. Multiple versions of the same piece can be an answer to this call, but we are expecting more creative idea/solution to respond to this twisted theme of the call.
The Fitton Center’s galleries offer professional exhibitions to the public free of charge. Featuring world-renowned artists while maintaining a local focus, our programming engages the community through gallery openings, guided field trips, event rentals, and original art to purchase and take home. All exhibition openings are followed by Fitton Center ticketed performance events. Multiple gallery rooms allow one or two solo artists to be featured concurrently with a group or traveling show. A group show might consist of selected individual artists curated by the Fitton Center or it might present members of a guild, a partnering gallery or exhibitions by guest curators. We value exhibitions with collaborative and interactive elements.
Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is seeking artists and filmmakers aged fifty and older who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, gender expansive, gender non-binary or additional gender identity beyond the binary for a juried show that will take place January 23 – March 10 in the Pollak Gallery & Theatre. The artwork can be any medium (e.g., photograph, painting, self-portrait, collage, sculpture, three-dimensional art, film, etc.) but should not have been exhibited or shown at the Pollak Gallery or Pollak Theater in the past. Entry fee 30$
The Sinclair Community College Art Galleries promote the development of professional and student artists and serve as an educational resource for the entire community. The mission of the gallery program is to advocate and encourage the practice and appreciation of the various forms, media, and artistic expressions open to the contemporary artist and viewer. Criteria for acceptance include embodiment of formal artistic concepts, innovative approaches, and professional presentation. The Art Department aims to present to students and the community as many styles and concepts as possible including but not limited to the students’ study of ceramics, collage, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
The Festival aims to bring the art of dance to the city of Blois, France and to democratize this art form by offering performances, dance short-film screenings, master classes, performance workshops and community outreach events. The festival is looking for 5 dance companies to present their work at the festival. All dance techniques are welcome. Both emerging and established companies/choreographers can apply. 3 different shows will be presented. The program of the performances will be different each day and companies will have the opportunity to perform at 2 shows and present pieces no longer than 25 minutes.
Musica Prospettiva organizes its 4th International Call for Scores for selecting compositions to be performed during the spring 2023 season of Europäische Akademie für Musik, at Palazzo Ricci (Montepulciano, Italy). The call is open to composers of any age and nationality, to music of any genre, style, difficulty. There is a fee of € 10 for each composition submitted.

The Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture Open Call

Deadline: December 30

Τhe Ionion Center International Program, located on Kefalonia Island, Greece, aims to attend to the demanding needs of a fast changing world, toward building a healthy future, cultural environments and societies, work on coexistence, interaction and creative co-operation, and increase international collaborations in the fields of Creation and Research, Arts, Sciences, Environment. Higher Education Institutions, Artists, Scientists, Researchers with personal or group projects are encouraged to participate by submitting proposals: Master classes, thematic workshops, study abroad programs, field studies, summer schools, exhibitions, performances, presentations, festivals, conferences. Exhibition halls, educational space, performance and conference venues are available.

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.

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.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Artist Residency

Deadline: rolling

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to apply to our annual short-term studio residency program, Artists In Action 2022. The goal of the program is to provide artists with an opportunity to create and sell art while sharing the creative process with the public – at a distance. Artist are also asked to provide works for a concurrent Artist In Action gallery show. This program is open to visual and performing artists working in any media. Indoor and plein air residencies available. The application will prompt artists to select residency dates, typically 1 – 2 weeks, between March 7 and May 30, 2022.

La Barre Artist Residency

Deadline: rolling

Conjure a magnificent stone farmhouse with a sloping red-tile roof, built by hand many centuries ago, and restored many times over as decades in the countryside rest upon decades. In one of the southernmost towns of the Chalais region, Indre, there’s a particular part of the countryside called La Barre. In La Barre, one cosy farm is ready to become a home to a coincidence of artists. We are excited to welcome the first cohort of creative residencies onto the farm in 2022. Our program emphasises a self-guided freedom that echoes the spaciousness of rural living. We demand of artists no strict material outcomes. Visual Arts, Writing, Woodworking, Sculpture, Architecture, Design, Film, Music, Performing arts and Photography and Emerging and mid-career artists are welcome to apply.

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.

Artists in Action Residency

Deadline: rolling

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to apply to our annual short-term studio residency program, Artists In Action 2022. The goal of the program is to provide artists with an opportunity to create and sell art while sharing the creative process with the public – at a distance. Artist are also asked to provide works for a concurrent Artist In Action gallery show. This program is open to visual and performing artists working in any media.

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.

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.

Artfare

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.

RAND Art+Data Artist Residency Program

Deadline: rolling

A collaboration with artists to develop thought-provoking new ways to visualize RAND research. Through RAND Art + Data, a selected group of artists will create visual stories inspired by RAND research. The result: a novel form of data expression that challenges us to think differently about policy analysis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Red Sand Project Open Call

Deadline: rolling

Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that uses sidewalk interventions, earthwork installations, and convenings to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation. This call seeks artists to create a Red Sand Project installation at a location of your choice, using any material other than red sand.

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.

Performing Artist Interest at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Deadline: Rolling

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is a 50 acre campus, with multiple buildings, lawns, and gathering spaces. We present events year-round, indoors and outside, making use of all of our campus. Some events have covered performance spaces, while others have informal set-up areas, as well as informal jamming, street performers, strolling or busking. Check upcoming themed events if interested.