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Debra Broz's sculpture of a human dancer with a dolphin head

“Dancing Dolphin II” by Debra Broz

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.


Spring Open Call for the Hopper Prize GrantsFeatured
The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for Spring 2023 artist grants. The program offers two awards of $3,500 and four of $1,000. Submissions will be juried by Emily Edwards, assistant curator at Dallas Contemporary, and Inês Costa, curator at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea. This is an international open call, and all visual media is eligible.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on May 16, 2023.

ON::View Artist Residency Program, Fall 2023Featured
Applications are now open for the On::View Artist Residency Program in Savannah, Georgia. The residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media, for periods of one to three months. Selected artists gain access to a high-visibility studio space to complete a new project, continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices.
Deadline: June 1, 2023.


Open Calls

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2023: DRESS (International)
Running from October 13 to 15, 2023, and curated by Brooklyn-based artist Gretchen Vitamvas, Art in Odd Places invites artists who are using dress as a medium to apply for its 18th annual festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan. Works may take the form of garments, textiles, fashion design, costume, performance, sculpture, and installation.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 14, 2023.

A.I.R.’s CURRENTS 2024 Curatorial Open Call (International)
A.I.R. Gallery invites curators to submit proposals for the next CURRENTS exhibition, which will run from January 6 to February 4, 2024. The chosen applicant will receive a $1,500 curatorial fee, WAGE-certified artist fees, a $3,000 artwork shipping budget, and a $500 production budget. There is a $10 to $30 application fee.
Deadline: 11:00 p.m. on May 15, 2023.

Abandoned Open Call (International)
Abandoned is an international juried group exhibition at The Chateau Gallery exploring abandoned and rediscovered objects, spaces, and structures. All two-dimensional, conventional, and nontraditional images with a subjective analog or digital photographic base are eligible for submission.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on May 15, 2023.

Descanso Gardens Open Call (International)
Curators, artists, collectives, cultural producers, and thinkers of all kinds are encouraged to submit preliminary proposals for exhibitions and programs at Descanso Gardens. Curatorial proposals will be considered for Descanso’s Sturt Haaga Gallery, the Boddy House, and satellite locations throughout the botanical gardens.
Deadline: May 15, 2023.

Meantime, Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (Bay Area)
This open call is for Bay Area artists, performers, activists, collectives, and others making new work and focused on public engagement and activation of the space. The ICA is looking for pop-ups—performances, workshops, events, and one-time activations—and artist residency projects using the museum as a studio space. Project budgets are $1,500.
Deadline: May 21, 2023.

All About Photo Solo Exhibition (International)
Photographers of any level are encouraged to submit six to 14 cohesive works for this open call. There is a $45 submission fee.
Deadline: May 23, 2023.

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise (U.S.)
The Vilcek Prizes support emerging to mid-career immigrant designers who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. Three winners working in digital design, graphic design, product design, or social design will receive $50,000.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on June 12, 2023.

SaveArtSpace This Place Meant Open Call (International)
Curated by Sadaf Padder, This Place Meant is an open call for third-culture artists and descendants of mass displacement. Artists of all ages are eligible, and chosen projects will be displayed on a billboard in New York City. There is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: June 19, 2023.

CUE Open Call for Solo Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects (U.S.)
CUE’s annual open call provides emerging and underrepresented artists and curators the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery space on West 25th Street in Manhattan. Artists receive a $5,000 honorarium and curators $2,500, and there is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2023.



California Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Program (California)
Artists living in central California are eligible for awards in three categories: Emerging Artist Fellows receive $5,000, Established Artist Fellows receive $10,000, and Legacy Artist Fellows receive $50,000.
Deadline: 5 p.m. PDT on May 5, 2023.

Fundación Botín Art Grants (International)
Fundación Botín will award six grants worth € 23,000 to support individual projects that may consist of training (academic or not), research (non-academic), and production.
Deadline: May 5, 2023.

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Arts in Health Project Grants (New Hampshire)
These project grants for nonprofits are designed to aid the elderly, people with disabilities, people in recovery, incarcerated individuals, and people with mental health diagnoses. Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000.
Deadline: May 5, 2023.

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Artist Entrepreneurial Grants (New Hampshire)
Open to artists, performers, crafters, creatives, and art teachers, these grants range from $250 to $1,000 and support awardees’ careers.
Deadline: May 5, 2023.

The Tournesol Award (Bay Area)
One emerging Bay Area painter will receive a $10,000 stipend, a private studio, and a culminating exhibition or project.
Deadline: May 8, 2023.

Grants Fundación Ama Amoedo (International)
Ten $10,000 grants will be awarded in four categories: four grants for artists, two grants for art and social engagement, two grants for organizations, and two grants for publications. Awards are intended for artists, artistic collectives, nonprofits, associations, institutions, and foundations with a significant connection to Latin America, either by nationality, cultural heritage, and/or the site where the project will be carried out.
Deadline: May 15, 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. CDT on May 18, 2023.

VIA Art Fund Artistic Production Grant (International)
These grants, ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, commission new works exhibited beyond museum walls and in public spaces.
Deadline: May 18, 2023.

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants (U.S.)
One-time grants of up to $5,000 are available for artists with recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on May 19, 2023.

Artadia San Francisco (San Francisco)
The Artadia Awards provide $15,000 unrestricted awards, exposure, and recognition to artists in partner cities each year.
Deadline: May 31, 2023.

NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant (New York)
The program will distribute $1,000 to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists living in New York State with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2023.

Laura Patricia Calle Grant (U.S.)
This $20,000 grant awards an artist or collective the opportunity to paint a mural in the Metro Atlanta region. The work should inform and promote awareness of social equality, feminism, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, and cultural diversity.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2023.

Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists (U.S.)
Now in its fourth year, this annual $10,000 grant draws attention to early-career Black trans women visual artists, highlighting an existing body of work and providing critical support for their practice. The winning artist will complete a studio visit with our rotating panel of judges, and four distinguished finalists will receive $1,250 awards.
Deadline: July 12, 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, & More

Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago 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. CDT on May 1, 2023.

Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship for Emerging Writers of Color (U.S.)
Two writers of color with under five years of experience who are focused on art criticism and/or reporting about the visual, performing, or media arts are eligible for this fellowship. Chosen applicants will receive $5,000 unrestricted awards.
Deadline: May 7, 2023.

BRIClab Residency (International)
A multi-disciplinary residency divided into four tracks (Contemporary Art, Film + TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art), BRIClab offers emerging to mid-career artists $2,500 stipends, studio space, mentorship, professional development, and documentation of their work.
Deadline: May 8, 2023.

Triangle Arts Residency (International)
Triangle offers studio space and a community for artists participating in its three-month residencies in Brooklyn. There is a $20 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 11, 2023.

Velvetpark LGBTQ+ Visual Artists Residency (International)
Artists at any point in their careers are welcome to apply for this six-month residency in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on May 12, 2023.

Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Workspace Residency (International)
The Studio Workspace Residency is an opportunity for artists working in intaglio, letterpress, paper making, screen printing, darkroom photography, or ceramics. Housing and studio space are provided.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2023.

Women’s Studio Workshop Art-in-Education Workspace Residency (International)
The Art-in-Education program operates in conjunction with the Kingston, New York School District, and residents must be able to teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand paper making. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2023.

Mandel Institute Cultural Leadership Program (International)
This two-year fellowship is designed to support artists and cultural producers working in Jewish communities. Fellows receive a $20,000 yearly stipend to support their time in the fellowship’s educational program and independent work on a creative project.
Deadline: May 17, 2023.

Peyton Evans Artist Residency Program (International)
The Studios of Key West invites nearly 35 visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists to its residency each year. Studio space and lodging are provided. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: May 17, 2023.

McKnight Fellowship for Ceramic Artists (Minnesota)
Minnesota-based mid-career ceramic artists working in functional, sculptural, and other techniques are eligible for this fellowship, which offers two $25,000 grants and a culminating exhibition.
Deadline: 5 p.m. CDT on May 19, 2023.

Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College (International)
Artists whose practice resonates with the Cavendish Arts Science ethos of questioning, collective imagining, and decentering are encouraged to apply for this one-year fellowship in Cambridge. One fellow receives a £10,000 stipend, lodging and meals, a £10,000 production budget, and £3,000 for travel.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. BST on May 21, 2023.

Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence (International)
For this 11-month residency, three artists working in any media will receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, private studio space, and a $37,500 stipend. The residency culminates with a group exhibition.
Deadline: May 22, 2023.

McColl Center Artist in Residence (International)
Emerging and mid-career artists are encouraged to apply for this McColl Center residency. Chosen applicants receive a $6,000 stipend, housing, studio space, and access to a 30,000-square-foot facility with a woodshop, ceramics and sculpture studio, and printmaking, media, and 3D labs. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: May 26, 2023.

Residencies at Marble House Project (International)
Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary artist residency that integrates sustainable practices, including small-scale organic food production and waste conservation. Open across disciplines, this program accommodates eight artists each cycle who live and work communally. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: May 30, 2023.

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence (International)
The fellowship is open to early-career artists, writers, dancers, and musicians developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes. One fellow will receive $10,000 and a two-to-five-week stay at Oak Spring.
Deadline: 11 p.m. on May 31, 2023.

PLAYA Residency (International)
PLAYA’s residencies are open to naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, musicians, visual artists, writers, and performing artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 31, 2023.

New York Foundation for the Arts JGS Fellowship for Photography (New York)
This fellowship awards $7,000 to five New York State photography artists living and working outside New York City.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2023.

ICCI Art Valley Program (International)
The USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is recruiting five international artists and scholars to participate in the ICCI ART VALLEY PROGRAM from November 1 to December 15. Visiting artists will hold exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and/or other public programs and will receive accommodations, airfare, and a stipend of at least 10,000 RMB.
Deadline: July 15, 2023.

The Farm Margaret River (International)
Open to all disciplines and individuals and collectives, this residency focuses on site-specific projects created during eight weeks at The Farm Margaret River in Australia. Chosen applicant(s) will receive lodging, studio space, and a $7,500 grant.
Deadline: August 1, 2023.


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