Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists — Colossal

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February 1, 2024


Illustration by Marija Tiurina

Colossal offers a selection of opportunities to artists and designers every month. These include open calls, fellowships, residencies, and grants. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.


Black Women Photographers Grant FundFeatured
The Black Women Photographers Grant Fund, in partnership with Nikon will award 11 monetary awards totaling $50,000 to Black Women working in the industry. The grants are intended to help complete visual projects and ease the burden of business costs.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 17, 2020.

The Susannah Kelly Art AwardFeatured
The newly launched Susannah Kelly Art Award provides three $2,000 grants to artists who work in drawing, painting and sculpture. The awardees will also have a solo exhibit at Antler & Talon galleries in Portland. The grant fund honors the memory and legacy artist Susannah Kelly who co-founded both galleries.
Deadline: March 22, 2020


Open Calls

Filter Photo Calls for Exhibition Proposals (International)
Filter Photo is open to all photography proposals, whether they are traditional or experimental, or come from a new curator or an experienced artist. Accepted proposal will receive a 4- to 6-week exhibition at Filter Space 2024 or 2025. This includes at least one exhibition reception. standards.
Deadline: 2 February 2024

Noguchi Museum 2024 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 displayed from May 2024 to May 2025. Each of the runners-up receives a $2,500 honorarium. All three artists have the chance to create and lead a program for the public at the museum.
Deadline: 4 February 2024

Open Call for Digital Commissions by Locust Projects (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 artist with curatorial advice, a production fund, and an artist W.A.G.E. Fee, documentation and a live/work opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2024

The 25 Spiral Festival of Independent Creators (International)
SICF was founded in Tokyo in 2000 as an open-call festival that aims to discover, nurture, and support emerging designers and artists. 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: 14 February 2024

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards (International)
The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards recognizes voices who bring a new perspective to storytelling. The selected filmmakers are flown out to Los Angeles to attend an exclusive four-day event. They will gain unprecedented insight into all aspects the filmmaking process in order to advance their career.
Deadline: February 15, 2020

FREE THE BOOKS : A Print Exhibit (International)
In collaboration with Hive Center for Book Arts, Starshaped Press and Evanston Public Library, an exhibition of prints on banned books will be held in March at the Evanston Public Library. Entry fees range from 5 to 35 dollars.
Deadline: Friday, 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 three or more winners to produce new works in collaboration with Dutch Scientists working in sustainability and food, health, agriculture, biotechnology, horticulture and biotechnology.
Deadline: 23.59 CET, February 21, 2024 

Art21 Educators Program (International)
Art21 Educators consists of a professional development program and learning community that lasts for an entire year. 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 31 March 2024.

Passepartout Photo Award (International)
This prize, which is open to all styles, processes, and subject matters, offers 1000 Euros, an exhibit in Rome, as well as a publication. The entry fee for three images starts at 25 euros.
Deadline April 4, 2024



Artadia Awards (U.S.)
Artadia Awards awards three artists $15,000 of unrestricted money each year. The cities are Atlanta, Boston, Chicago Houston, Los Angeles New York City San Francisco Bay Area. There is a roving collaboration with 21c Museum Hotels in which one award is given each year to a different city where the 21c Museum Hotels are located.
Los Angeles deadline: February 1, 2024. Chicago deadline: March 1, 2024. Additional deadlines will be announced 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: 19 February 2024

New Voices Filmmaker Grant (International)
The New Voices Grant is an ongoing initiative in partnership Netflix to support emerging LGBTQ+ Directors with $25,000 funding to create new work. It also provides mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as professional development. Four emerging directors are eligible to receive the unrestricted grant.
Deadline: February 22, 2020

Prix Viviane Esders (Europe)
The Viviane Esders Endowment Fund is accepting applications for the third edition, which recognizes European photographers aged 60 and older who have built a career in photography over several decades. One established photographer receives €50,000, and two finalists receive €5,000 each.
Deadline: April 29th, 2024

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (International)
The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Program provides a one-time interim financial aid to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors who are in need of financial assistance due to an unforeseeable catastrophic event but lack the resources. Awardees usually receive $5,000 to 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. The recipients will receive between 500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (International)
The foundation accepts applications from visual artists, including painters, sculptors and artists who work with paper, such as printmakers, who are actively exhibiting. Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000 and are for one year. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances and professional exhibition histories of the artist.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies, Fellowships, & More

Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellowship 2024-2025 (International)
Ten artists are to be awarded residencies of seven months from October 1 through April 30. Fellows will receive housing, studio space, a monthly stipend up to $1,250, and an exit stipend up to $1,000. There is a $65 fee for the application.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2020.

Contemporary Craft Artists In Residence (U.S.)
Non-Pittsburgh Residents who work in metal-smithing and jewelry, fibers, weavings, wood, encaustics and paper and book arts, ceramics and woodworking, are eligible to apply for residencies. Artists receive a monthly stipend of $1,200, housing and studio space.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2020.

Arts/Industry at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (International)
This program, which is open to all artists, selects 12 artists per year for a three-month residency in a pottery or foundry. No prior experience with clay or metal casting is necessary, only an interest in creating a new body work and an openness to new ideas. Residents receive a $160 stipend per week, studio space, housing and transportation, industrial materials and equipment, etc.
Deadline: 1 February 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, 2020.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
MacDowell awards around 300 fellowships every year. The only criterion for selection is artistic excellence. No residency fees are charged, and there are travel reimbursement grants and need-based stipends available. MacDowell welcomes applications from artists working in architecture, film/video art, interdisciplinary arts (literature, music composition, theatre and visual arts) and all other fields.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 10, 2024

Forge Project Fellowship (U.S.)
Six  Each of the following groups will receive at least $25,000: Indigenous artists, scholars or cultural workers; researchers and educators; or educators.
Deadline: February 15, 2020

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: Friday, February 16, 2024

2026 McKinney International Art and Design Resident (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. A well-established artist or designer residing outside the U.S. can receive studio space, housing, and $8,000
Deadline : February 16, 2024

NXTHVN Fellowship (International)
NXTHVN invites up to seven artist and two curators each year to participate in a 10-month intensive paid fellowship program. Fellows are provided with studio or office spaces, a stipend as well as subsidised housing. The mentorship curriculum includes professional training sessions led by visiting practitioners, scholars, curators and artists. Each curator will receive a $45,000 grant, while studio fellows each will receive a $35,000 grant.
Deadline: 26 February 2024

Tulsa Artist Fellowship (U.S.)
Tulsa Artist Fellowship offers ten artists in any discipline a $150,000 award paid over three-years, a $36,000 three-year housing stipend, and a fully subsidized space for studio.
Deadline: February 28, 2020

Apolan Residencies at Fondation fiminco for Taiwanese Artists (International)
This program is open to Taiwanese Artists for a four month residency between mid-September and mid-January 2025. Artists are provided with accommodation, workspaces, administrative and professional assistance, and 305,000 NTD. This covers round-trip transport, living costs, production costs, insurance, visa application fee, and more.
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2024

Kala Art Foundation 2024-2025 Fellowship (International)
Artists who produce innovative work in printmaking and photography, digital media, social practices, media installations, 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 only $20.
Deadline March 15, 2024

Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowships for Emerging Writers of Color(U.S.)
The second annual Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship provides $5,000 in unrestricted grants to two arts writers who cover theatre, performance art, dance and/or dance and have less than 2 years of publishing experience.
Deadline March 18, 2024

The Erin Donohue Family Ceramics Artists Residency (International)
This residency, hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket will bring a ceramicist to Nantucket for two five-week courses, one for the community, and one for students and professionals. The program provides lodging, studio space and a $500 travel allowance. It also offers a $2,000 living expense and materials allowance.
Deadline April 5, 2024

Diriyah Futures Emerging New media Artists Program (International)
Diriyah Art Futures introduces a program of creative production, technology-driven and concept-driven, for emerging artists who work in new media or digital arts. This one-year scholarship provides emerging artists with access to cutting-edge equipment, a budget for production, and a variety of multidisciplinary learning experiences, including mentorship from prominent international digital artists.
Deadline: April 29th, 2024

Hunter Moon Artist Residency (International)
Palouse invites applications from artists and arts educators who work in all disciplines. Residents are provided with a one-to-three-week stay, including studio space and lodging.
Deadline: Rolling.



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