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February 1, 2023


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Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.


$1,800 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo—Winter 2023 Open CallFeatured
For its Winter 2023 grant cycle, Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce its newly increased awards of $1,800. Two awards are offered each quarter to one visual artist and one photographer, and six honorable mentions are also featured on the Innovate Grant site. Applications are open to anyone 18 and older from anywhere in the world.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on March 23, 2023.

Contemporary Craft’s Artist ResidenciesFeatured
Artists at any stage of their careers working in metalsmithing, jewelry, fibers, weaving, wood, encaustics, paper and book arts, small ceramics, and small-scale woodworking are encouraged to apply for Contemporary Craft’s Artist Residencies. Distinguished by two tracts—National for artists 100 miles or more from Pittsburgh and Regional for local artists—the program grants artists studio space, staff support, and the opportunity to interact with the public while creating a body of work. National residents also receive a $1,200 monthly stipend and housing.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15 for National Artist Residencies. Rolling for Regional Artist Residencies.


Open Calls

Artadia Awards (Los Angeles and Chicago)
The Artadia Awards provides artists with financial support and exposure. Three artists will receive unrestricted funds of $15,000, and one artist will receive the Marciano Artadia Award of $25,000.
Deadline: February 1, 2023, for Los Angeles artists. March 1, 2023, for Chicago artists.

Tidemarker Art Installation (International)
One artist will be selected to create a site-specific public art project for the environmental nonprofit Elizabeth River Project at the site of the new Ryan Resilience Lab in Norfolk, Virginia. The project will be installed in September 2023 with a total budget of $50,000.
Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Call for Artists (Wisconsin)
Artists and curators living in Wisconsin are encouraged to submit proposals for an exhibition at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. There is a $5 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. CST on March 1, 2023.

World of WearableArt 2023 Competition (International)
Entries are open for the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, which brings the work of international designers to life each year in a large-scale theatrical spectacle held in Wellington, New Zealand. As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the competition offers the chance to access exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

The Flag Project (International)
Artists of all skill levels can submit work inspired by their most memorable food memories in the city for the fourth annual Flag Project. The exhibition will display works on the 193 flagpoles that surround Rockefeller Plaza.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15 Competition (International)
Royal Observatory Greenwich hosts the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15 competition, which invites entrants of all ages to submit up to ten photos of the cosmos for a chance to win the grand prize of £10,000. There is a £10 fee covering up to ten images.
Deadline: Noon GMT on March 3, 2023.

STARTS Prize 2023 of the European Commission (International)
Artists and others working at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts are eligible for the STARTS Prize 2023. Two prizes worth 20,000 Euros will be awarded to projects that combine industry or technology and the arts, with the goal of opening new paths for innovation.
Deadline: March 3, 2023.

Vestige Concept Gallery’s ‘Your Wildest Dreams’ Open Call (U.S. and Canada)
Exploring reality, fantasy, and perception, ‘Your Wildest Dreams’ will showcase surreal, bizarrely imaginative, and vibrant works in its juried spring exhibition at Vestige Concept Gallery. Artists working in any medium are eligible to submit pieces for a show in March, and there is a $28 application fee.
Deadline: Midnight MST on March 11, 2023.

LAVO’s Reminiscence Art and Design Competition (International)
This prize is for artists and designers with work centered around themes of reuse, repurpose, and recycle. Eleven applicants will be selected for the exhibition, and the first-prize winner will receive $20,000. Runners-up will receive $3,000 each.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

The Future Generation Art Prize (International)
All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world and working in any medium are eligible for this prize. One winner will receive $60,000 in cash and a $40,000 investment in their practice, and five special prizes totaling $20,000 are awarded to support other projects.
Deadline: April 30, 2023.



Barnard Library Research Awards (International)
Two artists, scholars, writers, and other researchers will gain access to the Barnard Archives and Zine Library for a project that supports access, equity, inclusion, and social justice. The award comes with $3,000 to support research.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects (U.S.)
Applications are open for the NEA’s largest granting program, which offers $10,000 to $100,000 awards to projects from visual arts organizations.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 9, 2023.

Design Impact Grant (Chicago)
The project of Designing a Better Chicago, the Design Impact grant program supports individuals and organizations with annual, project-specific awards of up to $25K. Projects must use design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities
Deadline: February 17, 2023.

Hartwig Art Foundation Curatorial Fellow (International)
One curator will contribute to the Performa Institute, Performa Publications, and Performa Magazine and will be directly involved in preparation for the Performa Biennial 2023. The salary is $52,000 and includes two weeks of paid time off, health insurance, and a travel and research budget.
Deadline: February 17, 2023.

What Can We Do? by the Asian American Arts Alliance (New York City)
This micro-grant opportunity is for artists looking to support the AAPI community in New York City with engaging, creative projects. Thirty artists selected by a random draw will receive $500 to create community projects in Chinatown, Manhattan, and Flushing, Queens.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 20, 2023.

Call Leaky Archive Digital Fellowship (Global South)
Artists, activists, makers, professionals, and collectives from the Global South are invited to apply for this digital fellowship to explore how colonial archives and collections can be critically developed and reflected upon. Fellows receive a 2,500 Euro grant and 500 Euros for project funding.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

Jerome Foundation Arts Organization Grants (New York City and Minnesota)
These two-year flexible grants are designed to support Minnesota and New York City-based arts organizations that offer ongoing programs, services, and/or opportunities for multiple early career generative artists.
Deadline: 4 p.m. CST on May 18, 2023.

The Fluevog Artist Grant (U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, and Australia)
The John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist Grant is intended to help emerging artists develop their skills and increase the visibility of their artwork. The winner will receive $10,000.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine or refugee)
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies & Fellowships

Fine Arts Work Center Visual Artist Fellowship (International)
This seven-month residency offers 10 artists an apartment, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and $1,000 for relocation at the end of the program. There is a $65 application fee.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

StudioWorks Artist Residency (International)
Visual artists and crafters are eligible for this four-week residency that offers a $2,000 stipend and workspace.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence (International)
Applications are open to artists working in multiple disciplines for this two-week residency. Studio space and lodging are provided, and there’s a $35 application fee.
Deadline: February 2, 2023.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
MacDowell grants about 300 fellowships with studio space, meals, and lodgings across disciplines. The application fee is $30.
Deadline: February 10, 2023.

McKinney International Art and Design Residency (International, outside the U.S.)
The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design invites artists and designers for a four- to six-week residency. Applicants must have a primary country of residence outside the United States. Studio space, lodging, and a $7,000 stipend will be provided.
Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency (U.S.)
The Squeaky Wheel Residency is open to artists and researchers working in film, video, virtual reality, game development, textiles, metal, woodwork, 3D printing, sonic arts, installation, performance, and more. Residents receive a $1,000 stipend, up to $700 for child care and/or disability support, and up to $300 in travel.
Deadline: February 19, 2023.

NXTHVN 2023–2024 Fellowship Applications (International)
NXTHVN welcomes eight artists and two curators to this ten-month program. Each fellow receives a stipend ($45,000 for curators and $35,000 for artists), studio or office space, housing, and professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Participants are also matched with a high school apprentice.
Deadline: February 27, 2023.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships (International)
The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting a two-year curatorial fellowship awarded to two scholars from communities historically underrepresented in the curatorial and special collections fields. Fellows receive $50,000 annually, benefits, and an annual $1,500 travel budget.
Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Ucross Foundation Residencies and Fellowships (International)
Ucross has two programs open across disciplines: a general studio residency and Ford Family Foundation Fellowships open to Oregon artists only. Chosen applicants receive studio space, living accommodations, and a $1,000 stipend. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on March 1, 2023.

Mainframe Studio Residency (International)
The aim of this residency is to provide emerging and established artists the experience of the working conditions that artist Alex Brown (1966-2019) found in Des Moines. Residents receive housing, studio space, and a $1,000 monthly stipend, plus airfare or reimbursement for other travel to and from Des Moines.
Deadline: March 15, 2023. 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency (International)
Five to ten artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, and clay will be awarded residencies. The program offers a $1,000 monthly stipend, studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, and an opportunity to give an artist talk.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Martin House Creative Residency Program (U.S.)
Artists and researchers working across disciplines are eligible for this residency that supports ongoing projects or the creation of new work with ties to architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, and/or the Martin House. Residents receive a stipend of $5,000 and travel expenses up to $1,000.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Lillstreet Art Center offers residencies in ceramics, metalsmithing, textiles, drawing & painting, and printmaking & book arts beginning in September every year. Residents receive a $400 monthly stipend, studio space, access to the center’s facilities, an exhibition, and paid teaching opportunities.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on May 1, 2023.


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