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December 2023 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

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Opportunities

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 + PhotoFeatured

Innovate Grant awards two $1,800 grants each quarter to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition, eight applicants will receive honorable mentions, be featured on the website, and join a growing community. International artists and photographers working in any medium are eligible.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on December 14, 2023.

The Erin Donohue and Family Ceramics Artist ResidencyFeatured

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.

2024 NOT REAL ART Grant for ArtistsFeatured

Six visual artists based in the U.S. and working in any 2D or 3D medium will win a no-strings-attached cash award of $2,000, plus PR and marketing support. There’s no application fee, and you can find out more on Colossal.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PT on January 1, 2024.

Open Calls

Beam Center New Hampshire Open Call (International)

The center seeks proposals for public artworks that will be realized by a community of more than 100 young people at Beam Camp in Strafford, NH. Artists receive a $5,000 award and a $15,000 fabrication budget.

Deadline: 12:00 a.m. ET on December 11, 2023.

BLINK Cincinnati Call for Artists  (International)

BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, is calling for artists working in light-based experiential installation, murals, projection mapping, digital art, or animation to submit proposals. BLINK plans to commission 12 to 15 new murals, 30 to 40 temporary lighted installations, and 30 to 35 projection/digital animation installations.

Deadline: December 15, 2023.

Orange County’s Innovation Lab Public Art Call (International)

One or more artists or collaboratives will be selected to create a public work for Orange County’s Innovation Lab in Pine Hills. The total budget is $77,600.

Deadline: December 27, 2023.

Prisma Art Prize (International)

Open to emerging painters and artists, this quarterly competition awards €2,000 in cash and €3,000 in services annually, plus exhibition opportunities. There is a €29 submission fee.

Deadline: January 11, 2024.

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2025 (United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

This portrait competition is open to all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance art, and digital or time-based art. One winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Other prizes range from $1,000 to $10,000, and all finalists will be included in an exhibition. There is a $50 entry fee.

Deadline: Midnight MT on January 26, 2024.

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.

Grants

The Puffin Foundation 2024 Annual Artist Grant Program (U.S.)

This grant supports projects in fine arts, photography, music, and environmental artistic activism created with public education in mind. Most grants range between $1,200 and 1$,500.

Deadline: December 2, 2023.

2024 Right of Return Fellowship and Frieze Impact Prize  (U.S.)

The Center for Art & Advocacy and Frieze partner to present a prize of $25,000 and a chance to exhibit at Frieze Los Angeles. The Right of Return Fellowship is open to formerly incarcerated creatives from every discipline for a grant of $20,000, awarded to six people. The additional Frieze Impact Prize is awarded to one Right of Return Fellowship alumnus or one of the new six fellows.

Deadline: 11: 59 p.m. on December 10, 2023.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship (New York)

This $8,000 unrestricted grant is available to artists working in fiction, folk/traditional art, interdisciplinary work, painting, and video/film at any stage of their career.

Deadline: 5 p.m. ET on December 13, 2023.

Newberry Library Artist in Residence Fellowships  (International)

The Newberry Library has two fellowships for visual and performing artists, filmmakers, and other humanists. Programs last one month and grant $3,000 stipends.

Deadline: December 15, 2023.

Nordic PhotoBook Award  (Norway)

Photographers with a cohesive body of work interested in publishing a book are invited to apply for this Kr 200,000 award to support the production, distribution, and promotion of the work.

Deadline: January 1, 2024.

Booooooom Photo Awards  (International)

Photographers are invited to submit images in one of five categories, each with a $1,000 top prize. The winners, plus 20 shortlisted photographers, will be featured in and receive a copy of a special mini-photo publication. It’s free to submit one image, and there is a $15 fee to submit up to ten images in one category.

Deadline: January 12, 2024.

Alden Mason Foundation Award  (Washington)

The Alden Mason Foundation offers three prestigious awards created to pay homage to the enduring artistic legacy of Washington-based artist Alden Mason. One award of $12,000 and two runner-up awards of $1,000 each are awarded to exceptional painters.

Deadline: January 13, 2024.

BBA Artist Prize 2024  (International)

Artists working in all themes, mediums, and experience levels are invited to apply for cash prizes of €1,000, €700, or €500, plus the chance for a solo exhibition in 2025 at BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany. There is a €29 fee if submitted before December 12, then €39.

Deadline: February 19, 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 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)

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 is taken into consideration.

Deadline: Rolling.

Residencies, Fellowships, & More

On::View Artist Residency (International)

Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District, this one-month residency provides a free, high-visibility studio for an artist to complete a new or existing project or to research conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The program is open to artists from around the world working in any medium and includes an exhibition opportunity.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on December 1, 2023.

Foundation House Artist Residency Program (International)

Six residents receive a $500 stipend, a private bedroom and bathroom, meals, and studio space. The residency will run from January 26 to February 4, 2024.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on December 3, 2023.

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #193 (International)

This three-week program brings together three mentoring artists from visual arts, literature, performance, and music to lead sessions for a cohort of residents. Each resident receives accommodations and meals.

Deadline: December 3, 2023.

Rhode Island School of Design Movement Lab Fellowship (International)

Two post-graduate researchers working in animation, filmmaking, immersive arts, performance, game arts, dance, puppetry, robotics, or kinetic sculpture will be awarded ten-month fellowships to explore various aspects of movements. Proposed projects should intersect with language, identity, cultures, ecosystems, and/or peoples.

Deadline: December 4, 2023.

Fondation Fiminco Curatorial Residency 2024 (International)

Curators are invited to apply for a three-month residency from March to May 2024 to research, create, and produce an exhibition at Fondation Fiminco’s location in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis), France. The curator receives accommodation, a €3,000 research grant, and up to €1,000 for the production of an event.

Deadline: Midnight on December 10, 2023.

Tusen Takk Foundation 2025 Visual Artist Residency (International)

Mid-career and established artists are eligible for these three- to eight-week residences, which provide housing, studio space, a $625 weekly stipend, and transportation. There is a $20 application fee.

Deadline: December 15, 2023.

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency (New York)

Artists and writers are eligible for this residency program, which offers $100 weekly stipends, accommodations, studio space, and meals.

Deadline: January 7, 2024.

The Good Hart Artist Residency (International)

Open to artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their career, this residency on the shores of Lake Michigan offers accommodations, studio space, a $500 stipend, and some meals. There is a $25 application fee.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 9, 2024.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (International)

Hosted in Joshua Tree National Park, this residency runs for seven weeks and includes accommodations and studio space. There is a $45 application fee.

Deadline: January 10, 2024.

Hayama Artist Residency (International)

Open to artists working in any medium, this four-week residency offers accommodations, a $200 weekly stipend, an exhibition in Tokyo, and a roundtrip flight to Japan. The application fee is $95.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 31, 2024.

Arts/Industry at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (International)

Open to all disciplines, this program selects twelve artists each year for three-month pottery and foundry residencies. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Residents receive a $160 weekly stipend, studio space, housing, transportation, industrial materials, equipment, and more.

Deadline: February 1, 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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