February 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.

Black Women Photographers Grant FundFeatured

In partnership with Nikon, the Black Women Photographers grant fund will award 11 monetary grants totaling $50,000 to Black women working in the industry. The grants are marked to aid the completion of visual projects and to ease the burden of business expenses.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 17, 2024.

The Susannah Kelly Art AwardFeatured

The newly launched Susannah Kelly Art Award offers three $2,000 grants for artists working in drawing, painting, and sculpting. Recipients will also receive a solo exhibition at Antler and Talon galleries in Portland. The grant fund was created to honor the memory and legacy of artist Susannah Kelly, who co-founded the galleries.

Deadline: March 22, 2024.

Open Calls

Filter Photo Call for Exhibition Proposals (International)

Filter Photo welcomes photography proposals of all types, whether traditional or experimental or from an emerging curator or a veteran artist. Accepted proposals will receive a four- to six-week exhibition at Filter Space in 2024 or 2025, at least one exhibition reception, the opportunity to host an event in conjunction with the exhibition, exhibition marketing, and a stipend based on W.A.G.E. standards.

Deadline: February 2, 2024.

Noguchi Museum 2024 Open Call for Artist Banners (New York City)

The Noguchi Museum invites working artists ages 18+ who reside in New York City and self-identify as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) to submit designs for the museum’s outdoor banners, responding to the theme of “love and labor.” The winning artist will receive a $3,500 honorarium. Their work will be installed from May 2024 through May 2025. Two runners-up will each receive a $2,500 honorarium. All three artists will have the opportunity to develop and lead a public program at the museum.

Deadline: February 4, 2024.

Locust Projects Digital Commissions Open Call (International)

Locust Projects invites artists to apply for the opportunity to propose ambitious multi-layered digital projects that respond to the hybridity and flexibility of Locust Projects’ physical space in Miami and various presenting platforms from onsite, galleries, interior or exterior surfaces, on screens, or online. Locust Projects provides selected artists with curatorial guidance, a production budget, an artist W.A.G.E. fee, documentation, and a live/work residency opportunity.

Deadline: February 5, 2024.

The 25 Spiral Independent Creators Festival (International)

Launched in 2000, SICF is an open-call art festival in Tokyo that aspires to discover, foster, and support emerging artists and designers. The organization is now accepting creators’ applications for the 25 Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF25), which runs May 2 to 7. Participants could win a grand prize of a solo show and up to ¥500,000.

Deadline: February 14, 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.

FREE THE BOOKS: A Print Exhibition (International)

This March, Evanston Public Library will host an exhibition of prints about banned books in collaboration with Hive Center for Book Arts and Starshaped Press. Entry fees range from $5 to $35.

Deadline: February 16, 2024.

Bio Art & Design Award 2024 (International)

Geared toward emerging designers and artists, this €25,000 award promotes bio art and design. It will commission up to three winners to produce new work in collaboration with Dutch scientists, working in sustainability, food, health, biotechnology, horticulture, and agriculture.

Deadline: 23:59 CET on February 21, 2024. 

Art21 Educators Program (International)

Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative and learning community. The program is designed to support K–12 educators in any subject area who are interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and themes into the classroom.

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

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)

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

Deadline: April 4, 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.

Los Angeles deadline: February 1, 2024. Chicago deadline: March 1, 2024. Additional deadlines rolling throughout 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. There is a €29 fee if submitted before December 12, then €39.

Deadline: February 19, 2024.

New Voices Filmmaker Grant (International)

An ongoing initiative in partnership with Netflix to support emerging LGBTQ+ directors with $25,000 in funding to create new work, the New Voices Filmmaker Grant also provides mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities. Four emerging directors will receive the unrestricted grant.

Deadline: February 22, 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.

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 will be considered.

Deadline: Rolling.

Residencies, Fellowships, & More

Fine Arts Work Center 2024-2025 Visual Arts Fellowship (International)

Ten artists will be awarded seven-month residencies from October 1 to April 30. Fellows are provided housing, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and a $1,000 exit stipend. There is a $65 application fee.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2024.

Contemporary Craft Artists-in-Residence (U.S.)

Non-Pittsburgh residents working in metal-smithing, jewelry, fibers, weaving, wood, encaustics, paper and book arts, ceramics, and woodworking are eligible for residencies at Contemporary Craft. Artists receive a $1,200 monthly stipend, housing, and studio space.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 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.

Mattress Factory Artist-in-Residence (International)

Open to artists working in any medium, this residency offers an honorarium, a production and materials budget, transportation to and from the space in Pittsburgh, accommodation, a per diem during on-site installation, and fabrication and support.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 8, 2024.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)

MacDowell awards about 300 fellowships each year, and the sole criterion is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees, and need-based stipends and travel reimbursement grants are available. MacDowell encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and all countries working in architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Deadline: February 10, 2024.

Forge Project Fellowship (U.S.)

Six  Indigenous artists, scholars, organizers, cultural workers, researchers, or educators will each receive $25,000 and more.

Deadline: February 15, 2024.

Martin House Creative Residency Program (International)

The Creative Residency Program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House offers artists and researchers a $5,000 stipend, housing, and $1,000 in travel expenses to create a new work related to the architect’s legacy.

Deadline: February 16, 2024.

2026 McKinney International Art and Design Residency (International)

The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a four– to six-week McKinney International Art and Design Residency. An established artist or designer living outside the U.S. will be awarded studio space, lodging, and $8,000.

Deadline: February 16, 2024.

NXTHVN Fellowship (International)

Each year, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive fellowship program. Fellows receive studio or office space, a stipend, and subsidized housing. The mentorship-driven curriculum includes professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Curatorial fellows will each receive a $45,000 stipend, and studio fellows will each receive a $35,000 stipend.

Deadline: February 26, 2024.

Tulsa Artist Fellowship (U.S.)

Tulsa Artist Fellowship will award ten artists from any discipline a $150,000 stipend paid over three years, a $36,000 housing stipend for three years, a fully subsidized studio space, and more.

Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Apolan Residency at Fondation Fiminco for Taiwanese Artists (International)

This program welcomes applications from Taiwanese artists for a four-month residency from mid-September to mid-January 2025. Artists receive accommodation, workspace, administrative and professional support, and 305,000 NTD, which covers round-trip transportation, living costs, production fees, insurance, visa application fees, and more.

Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Kala Art Institute 2024-2025 Fellowship (International)

Artists producing innovative work in printmaking, photography, digital media, social practice, media installation, and book arts are encouraged to apply. In 2024, Kala will award six artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for one to nine months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The entry fee is $20.

Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship for Emerging Writers of Color(U.S.)

The second annual Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship will provide $5,000 unrestricted awards to two arts writers of color who cover theatre, dance, and/or performance art and have less than two years of publishing experience.

Deadline: March 18, 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.

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.

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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