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April 2024 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

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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.

ReadyLaunch GrantFeatured

Geared toward empowering female and non-binary designers, the ReadyLaunch Grant supports myriad projects, including newsletters, zines, YouTube channels, and podcasts. Four grantees will receive $2,000, one-year access to a Female Design Council membership, enrollment in the Female Design Council Mentor Match Program, and assistance in securing media coverage. Funds can be used for team payments, space rentals, production costs, project resources, or participation in training programs.

Deadline: 23:59 p.m. CET on May 8, 2024.

Open Calls

The Shed Open Call (New York City)

Open to early-career artists in any discipline, this program commissions projects of up to $15,000 to be produced at The Shed.

Deadline: 6 p.m. ET on April 4, 2024.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)

Open to any style, process, or subject matter, this annual prize offers €1,000, an exhibition in Rome, and a publication. The entry fee starts at €25 for three images.

Deadline: April 4, 2024.

Future Lions 2024 (International)

Future Lions is a global competition with AKQA and Cannes Lions International Festival, this year in partnership with Spotify and The Wall Street Journal. Applicants are encouraged to submit ideas that answer the following question: “How can Spotify spread positivity by using technology to bring listeners closer to the communities and creatives they love?”

Deadline: April 12, 2024.

Prisma Art Prize (International)

The Prisma Art Prize will award one artist working in painting, drawing, and engraving €500. There are additional chances to win solo and group shows and a two-week residency at Dar Meso in Tunis, Tunisia. There is a €29 submission fee.

Deadline: April 22, 2024.

City of Burbank Call for Artists (International)

This open call invites artists to create a public artwork that also serves as a shade structure in Johnny Carson Park. The total budget is $400,000, and applications must be submitted via mail.

Deadline: 5 p.m. PT on April 26, 2024.

ArteAlta (International)

This annual competition organized by Alina Art Foundation, Inarttendu, and the Council of the Region Valle d’Aosta invites artists to submit work across painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, textiles, paper, and video related to the theme of Fear. Three prizes with cash, an exhibition opportunity, and a residency will be awarded.

Deadline: May 1, 2024.

2024 International Photography Competition (International)

In its 13th year, the International Photography Competition is hosting an open call. Hosted by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the contest will award one winner $1,000, and several photographers will be featured in an exhibition.

Deadline: May 5, 2024.

Art in Odd Places 2024: Care (International)

The iconic public visual and performance art festival in Manhattan will take place October 18 to 20, 2024, under the theme of Care. Artists, performers, agitators, and caretakers are eligible to submit projects that invite the public to stop, to rest, to consider, and, above all, to care.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on May 26, 2024.

2025 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Visual Arts and Curatorial Work (International)

Open to artists and curators born outside the U.S. to non-American parents, the Vilcek Prize will grant six $50,000 awards to immigrants under 38.

Deadline: June 10, 2024.


Artadia Awards (U.S.)

Artadia Awards annually grants three artists $15,000 in unrestricted funds in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. There is also a roving partnership with 21c Museum Hotels, where one award is presented in a different city each year where 21c Museum Hotels are located.

New York City deadline: April 1, 2024. 

Creative Capital Open Call (U.S.)

Creative Capital is seeking innovative and original new project proposals in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary, and socially engaged forms. These unrestricted grants can cover a multi-year period and offer professional development and community-building opportunities.

Deadline: 4 p.m. ET on April 4, 2024.

The Dexter Jones Award (U.S.)

One artist born between 1984 and 2005 will receive $5,000 for an outstanding sculpture in bas-relief. Figurative, realist, and nature-inspired works are of greatest interest.

Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (U.S.)

This program will distribute $300,000 in funding—up to $20,000 per project—to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists.

Deadline: 5 p.m. ET on April 16, 2024.

Prix Viviane Esders (Europe)

The Viviane Esders Endowment Fund welcomes applications for the third edition of the Prix Viviane Esders, recognizing European photographers over 60 years old who have developed photographic careers over several decades. One established photographer receives €50,000, and two finalists receive €5,000 each.

Deadline: April 29, 2024.

2024 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers (International)

Queer|Art’s first international grant provides $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to finalists to support the creation of projects addressing issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity.

Deadline: June 30, 2024.

2024 Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists (International)

In its fifth year, this grant supports visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women and awards $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to finalists.

Deadline: June 30, 2024.

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 resulted from 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)

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 one year and range up to $50,000. The individual circumstances of the artist determine the size of the grant, and professional exhibition history will be considered.

Deadline: Rolling.

Residencies, Fellowships, & More

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)

Artists receive access to private live/work studios, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and a $750 travel stipend. Residents also have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000-square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication, plus a sound studio for rehearsing and recording. There is a $40 application fee.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on April 1, 2024.

Self as Universe: Mending Our Collective Ecosystem Residencies (International)

Open to artists across disciplines with an established interest in environmental and cultural issues, this six-week residency offers $5,000, accommodations, studio space, and funding for local field trips and research.

Deadline: April 3, 2024.

The Erin Donohue and Family Ceramics Artist Residency (International)

Hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket, this ceramics residency will bring one artist to Nantucket to teach two five-week classes, one introductory course for the community and a more intermediate one for students and professionals. The program offers lodging, studio space, a $500 travel stipend, and a $2,000 stipend for living expenses and materials.

Deadline: April 5, 2024.

The Dome House Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency (Midwest)

One artist working in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and other mediums will receive a $500 stipend and accommodations to create a new work in partnership with the Miller Art Museum.

Deadline: April 5, 2024.

KWBS Residency (New York)

From NOoSPHERE Arts in Brooklyn, this annual open call seeks unique, site-specific installations created by local artists for the Kingsland Wildflowers green rooftop. The theme for 2024 is “A Vibrant Tapestry” and the chosen artist receives $1,500.

Deadline: April 10, 2024.

Fondation Fiminco Residency Fabrique (International)

Open to artists of any age and discipline, this 11-month residency offers accommodation, workspace, a €5,000 production budget, and travel funding.

Deadline: Midnight CET on April 15, 2024.

Lycée Français de Chicago Artist-in-Residence Program (International)

For the 2024-2025 residency, LFC is particularly interested in a collaboration with a musician/lyricist but will consider projects in architecture, visual arts, performing arts, digital arts, comics, film/animation, design, graphic design, literature, photography, murals/street art, etc. One artist will receive a $15,000 stipend to complete a work.

Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Artist in Residence at The Latinx Project (U.S.)

Open to emerging and mid-career artists, this residency offers a $10,000 honorarium and $5,000 production budget to produce a solo exhibition at NYU that engages with larger contemporary or historic dialogues in Latinx Studies.

Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Diriyah Art Futures Emerging New Media Artists Program (International)

Diriyah Art Futures launches a concept-driven digital and technology-led creative production and training program for emerging artists working in new media and digital arts. This one-year scholarship supports emerging artists by providing access to cutting-edge professional equipment, a production budget, and a range of multidisciplinary learning opportunities, including personal mentorship by prominent international digital artists.

Deadline: April 29, 2024.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist in Residence (International)

Lillstreet offers year-long residencies in ceramics and metalsmithing and nine-month residencies in drawing, painting, printmaking, book arts, and textiles. Artists have 24-hour access to facilities, free classes, paid teaching opportunities, participation in a group exhibition, and a monthly stipend. There is a $20 application fee.

Deadline: May 1, 2024.

The Farm Margaret River Residency (International)

This residency tasks artists with creating a site-specific artwork informed by the environment. Spanning eight weeks, the program offers studios, accommodation, support for travel, and a $7,500 grant.

Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on June 2, 2024.

The Hodder Fellowship (International)

Open across disciplines, this fellowship provides $90,000 to artists who spend ten months at Princeton University. No formal teaching is required.

Deadline: Mid-September 2024.

Hunter Moon Homestead Artist Residency (International)

Artists and arts educators working across disciplines are invited to apply to this program in Palouse. Residents receive one- to three-week stays, with lodging and studio space included.

Deadline: Rolling.

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