September 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

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September 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists


September 2, 2022


Tomás Sánchez, “A la orilla” (1996), acrylic on linen

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.


Open Calls

Joyce Awards (Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Artists of color working in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul can apply for the Joyce Awards, which commissions new work from five artists. The award has a $75,000 project budget and $25,000 stipend.
Deadline: September 7, 2022.

NYC Mural Arts Project (New York City)
Three artists will receive a $20,000 honorarium to complete a proposed work for the NYC Mural Arts Project. The project should raise awareness about mental health issues.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on September 9, 2022.

SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest (International)
The annual SPIE International Day of Light Photo Contest focuses on light and its vital role in nature, art, and technology. One winner will receive $2,500, with smaller cash prizes for runners-up.
Deadline: September 16, 2022.

50 Reasons Why: Your Take on the East End (U.S.)
East End Arts is accepting submissions for a juried exhibition centered around the East End of Long Island. U.S.-based artists of any medium are eligible, and the application fee is $40.
Deadline: September 30, 2022.

The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters (U.S.)
U.S.-based painters are invited to apply for the third iteration of The Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to one artist with a runner-up receiving $10,000. The entry fee is $40.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on October 7, 2022.

London Craft Week 2023 (International)
The 2023 edition of London Craft Week runs May 8 to 14, and the annual event is accepting applications from emerging artist-maker-designers. There are a few free spaces available for those who qualify.
Deadline: November 25, 2022.



Manhattan Art Grants (Manhattan, New York City)
LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants awards up to $10,000 for presentations that respond to the community and local culture.
Deadline: 5 p.m. on September 13, 2022.

Teiger Foundation Grant for Curators (U.S.)
The Teiger Foundation will award up to $3.5 million annually, through individual grants of up to $150,000, to curators working on exhibitions and research supported by a non-profit organization. Recipients can be involved in the climate action pilot program, which will offer climate-conscious planning.
Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Foundwork Artist Prize (International)
The annual juried Foundwork Artist Prize is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. One artist will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant.
Deadline: September 26, 2022.

Precipice Fund (U.S.)
The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art will award up to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects as part of Round 11 of the Precipice Fund. Poposed rojects must be based in and around the City of Portland.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 7, 2022.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund (U.S.)
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
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.


Residencies & Fellowships

The Civic Practice Partnership (New York City)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a two-year residency for socially engaged New York City artists and collectives. Recipients receive a $20,000 yearly honorarium and a $20,000 yearly project budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on September 6, 2022.

HATCH and BOLT Residencies at Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago)
Applications for both the HATCH Curatorial Residency and BOLT Residency for artists are open at Chicago Artists Coalition. There are fees to submit.
Deadlines: September 7, 2022, for HATCH. September 30, 2022 for BOLT.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
International artists of all backgrounds working in multiple disciplines are eligible for the MacDowell Fellowship. The program awards about 300 fellowships each year, and there’s a $30 application fee.
Deadline: September 10, 2022.

Golden Foundation Artist Residency (U.S.)
Six artists working in paint are eligible for this residency that focuses on exploring the diversity of the materials. Studio space, loading, and materials are provided.
Deadline: September 12, 2022.

Princeton Arts Fellowship (International)
Open to early career artists, this fellowship is geared toward artists who also want to foster a robust teaching practice. The two year program comes with an $88,000 yearly stipend.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2022.

Laundromat Project Create Change Residency (U.S.)
New York City artists of color between 21 and 30 years old can apply for a residency rooted in community.  The program offers a $15,000 honorarium and up to $10,000 in project production.
Deadline: September 14, 2022.

Monson Arts Residency (International)
Open to visual artists, photographers, and writers, the month-long Monson Arts residency offers studio space, housing, and a $1,000 stipend. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency (International)
International writers, visual artists, and composers can apply for this residency, which grants studio and living space and meals to its recipients. There is a $30 application fee.
Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Pioneer Works Residency (U.S.)
Open to visual artists, musicians, and those working in technology, the Pioneer Works Residency offers studio space and a $200 monthly stipend.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on September 30, 2022.

Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program (International)
Three spots are available for the Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program, which offers space and a stipend of $2,500 for eight weeks. Artists workin across disciplines and engaging with conservation, identity, and community are encourage to apply. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Art Omi Residencies (International)
Art Omi provides residencies to international artists working in architecture, visual arts, dance, music, and writing. Residents receive lodging and meals.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Denbo Fellowship (International)
Artists interested in papermaking, printmaking, and book arts are eligible for the Denbo Fellowship, which provides studio and storage space, access to facilities, and a living stipend.
Deadline: October 18, 2022. 

2023 Rome Prize Fellowship (U.S.)
Each year, the American Academy in Rome recognizes about 30 artists and scholars working in the humanities. Fellows  Each receive stipends of either $16,000 or $30,000 depending on the duration of the program, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a private workspace.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout summer 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.


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