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Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists — Colossal


September 1, 2023


Tiny rain-like droplets are suspended from a forest

“Reservoir” by John Grade

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—Summer 2023 Open CallFeatured
For its Summer 2023 cycle, Innovate Grant will offer two awards of $1,800 each to one visual artist and one photographer. 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 September 14, 2023.


Open Calls

SaveArtSpace and Art at a Time Like This (ATLT) Open Call (Houston)
8X5, a public art campaign named for the size of an average prison cell, will commission ten artists to display their works on billboards, kiosks, and digital trucks at important sites throughout Houston. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: September 1, 2023.

L+A+N+D: An Experience of Discovery—Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (International)
Located just outside of Louisville, Kentucky, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s new initiative L+A+N+D (Landscape + Art + Nature + Design) invites proposals for immersive outdoor installations. The organization will provide creative outdoor experiences with topics addressing humans’ connection to nature, beauty in the landscape, biodiversity, conservation, sustainability, and climate change, along with a stipend and a construction budget for fabrication and installation expenses.
Deadline: September 4, 2023.

All About Photo Call for Entries: Shapes (International)
Photographers working under the theme of “shapes” are eligible for this open call. Winners will receive $1,000, and their winning image(s) or full portfolio will be published in AAP Magazine Vol.34.
Deadline: September 5, 2023.

Print Center New York Open Call: New Voices 2024 (U.S.)
Six to eight artists will present their work and develop their practices through a group exhibition, artist-led public programming, focused conversation, and community-building. Each receives $2,500, a shipping and framing stipend, travel, and lodging.
Deadline: September 8, 2023.

Call For Pitches: Midwest Makers Video Series (Midwest)
Nine videographers will receive $3,000 each to create a short documentary video showcasing a Midwest Maker, a.k.a. visual artists, chefs, community organizers, folk and traditional arts practitioners, musicians, oral historians, farmers, and next-door neighbors.
Deadline: September 24, 2023.

Prospect Art Open Call (Los Angeles)
Selected artists will participate in Prospect Art’s NEW WORK series and receive a $1,500 project grant.
Deadline: September 24, 2023.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Open Calls (International)
EFA has two open calls around the theme of “folklore”: The exhibition open call offers a $12,000 curatorial budget for a six-week exhibition at the space. The projects open call is based on bi-weekly group gatherings for three months. Projects can include thematic conversations, poetry readings, music, movement and dance exercises, activism, and various workshops.
Deadline: September 29, 2023.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2023 (International)
Two winners will receive $4,000 and a four-week BigCi residency. Artists working in visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, filmmaking, curating, are welcome to apply. There is a $35 entry fee.
Deadline: October 2, 2023.

The Bennett Prize (U.S.)
Women working in figurative realism are eligible for this prize, which provides $50,000 over two years to one artist. Ten finalists will be selected to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant. $10,000 will be given to one finalist. There is a $40 entry fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MT on October 7, 2023.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
Open to photographers at any stage of their careers, the Passepartout Photo Prize is accepting submissions for its seventh edition. Winners receive exhibition and publication opportunities, with one 500 Euro award. There is a 25 Euro entry fee.
Deadline: October 10, 2023.

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize (International)
The prestigious Loewe prize is accepting entries from artists and craftspeople. One 50,000 Euro award will be given to the top artist, with other winning works exhibited in Paris in spring 2024.
Deadline: October 25, 2023.

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards (International)
The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards elevates voices that bring a fresh perspective to storytelling. The shortlisted filmmakers are flown to Los Angeles for an exclusive four-day event to gain unparalleled insight into all aspects of the filmmaking process to advance their careers.
Deadline: February 15, 2024.



2024 Joyce Awards (Great Lakes region)
The final 2024 funding cycle for the Joyce Awards is now open to cultural workers and organizations working toward racial equity and economic mobility.
Deadline: September 11, 2023.

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grants (Manhattan)
LMCC currently has applications open for three programs that award up to $16,000 for arts projects in all disciplines, serving communities in Manhattan.
Deadline: September 12, 2023.

Foundwork Artist Prize (International)
The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried grant that recognizes outstanding practices by emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. The 2023 honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant.
Deadline: September 26, 2023.

Monument Lab Re:Generation Initiative (U.S.)
Monument Lab’s Re:Generation supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public-facing project. Each selected Re:Generation team will receive a total of $100,000 in unrestricted funding toward their commemorative campaign or project.
Deadline: October 2, 2023.

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant  (International)
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program provides one-time interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Awardees typically receive $5,000, up to $15,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

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.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (International)
The foundation welcomes applications from actively exhibiting visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for a one-year period. The foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist’s professional work and personal expenses, and amounts range up to $50,000. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist, and professional exhibition history is taken into consideration.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies, Fellowships, & More

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Artist Residency (International)
Open to visual artists, composers, and writers, this program offers two to eight-week residencies with private studio space, housing, and a $175 per week stipend.
Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Breck Creek Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Artists across disciplines are eligible to spend two to four months in a live/work studio. Residents receive a biweekly stipend of $600 and access to all classes.
Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency (International)
Open across disciplines, this residency offers access to a 140-acre nature reserve and lodging. Projects must be related to nature. One fellow will be supported by a $2,000 stipend, while others receive $1,000.
Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Lower East Side Printshop Keyhold Residency (U.S.)
This residency offers emerging artists 24-hour access to printmaking facilities for one year, a $1,000 stipend, storage space, basic supplies, and more.
Deadline: September 1, 2023.

MacDowell Residency (International)
About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded this residency each year, which offers a studio, accommodations, and three meals a day for up to six weeks.
Deadline: September 10, 2023.

Princeton Arts Fellowship (International)
Applicants should be early-career visual artists, poets, novelists, playwrights, directors, and performance artists who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching. A $90,000 stipend is provided per year.
Deadline: September 12, 2023.

Monson Arts Winter Residencies 2024 (International)
Emerging and established artists and writers are eligible for this year’s residency cohort, which invites five artists and five writers to Maine’s North Woods each year. Residents receive a private studio, private bedroom in shared housing, all meals, and a $1,000 stipend for four-week programs or $500 for 2-week programs.
Deadline: September 15, 2023.

Dry Tortuga National Park Artist in Residence Program (International)
This one-month residency is open across disciplines and offers a $4,000 stipend and housing.
Deadline: September 29, 2023.

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture Residency (International)
Open to disciplines that include metal, glass, wood, leather, ceramics, fibers, textiles, writing, painting, drawing, photography, film, and music, this residency is geared toward artists interested in land conservation and agriculture. Three residents will spend two to four weeks at the Sisters, Oregan-ranch, and studio space, private room, and shared bathroom, kitchen, dining, and laundry area are provided. This year’s theme is “transitions and migration.”
Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park May 2024 Artist in Residence Program (International)
Artists working across mediums are eligible for this program at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which offers a $4,000 stipend, housing, and artist events.
Deadline: September 30, 2023.

True/ False Film Fest Artist Residency Program (International)
Aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, this five-week virtual residency will culminate in an in-person exhibition of large-scale installations, projections, and performance works at the 2024 True/False Film Festival. Projects should fall within the theme “The Human Paradox.”
Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Eyebeam Fellowship Open Call (International)
Artists interested in technology and decolonization, reframing history, language, and care are invited to apply for this six-month fellowship. Selected artists receive a $20,000 stipend.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1, 2023.

Art Omi Residencies (International)
Architects, artists, and writers are eligible for this round of Art Omi’s residencies, which provide food, lodging, and studio space.
Deadline: October 15, 2023.

2024 RAIR Open Call (International)
Applications are open for two Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR) programs: The Standard is a four- to six-week traditional residency, while The Biggie Shortie is project-based. Both grant access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream and RAIR’s staff. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on October 22, 2023.


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