June 2023 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 hello@colossal.art. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.


ArtPrize Call for ArtistsFeatured
ArtPrize is an open art competition that takes place for 18 days from September 14 to October 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate. The competition will give out a total of $600,000 in awards and grants this year, including a $125,000 grand prize to one artist. Artist Grant applications are now open through June 16 at artprize.org.
Deadline: June 16, 2023.

$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, six 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 June 22, 2023.


Open Calls

Touchstone Gallery People and The Planet Open Call (International)
Visual artists working in any medium are invited to think about how humans interact with the earth and all of its inhabitants. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that explore environmental and social issues, the climate crisis, natural materials and resources, Indigenous perspectives, changing landscapes, and connections to the land. Works must be original and completed within the past five years. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: June 4, 2023.

The Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award
In partnership with Artmobile, Booooooom is open to submissions for its Art & Photo Book Award, which will grant six artists the opportunity to publish a collection of work free of charge. Submissions should be finished projects as opposed to works-in-progress, and the award covers all production costs.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on June 5, 2023.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
The Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by offering cash prizes and the opportunity to exhibit in a gallery in Rome. Photos of any kind of artistic style, size, and technique (digital, film, and experimental processes) are accepted. One winner will receive 500 Euros, and there is a 25 Euro entry fee.
Deadline: June 6, 2023.

Prospect Art Open Call for Curators (Los Angeles)
Prospect Art is currently searching for a Los Angeles-based curator to contribute to its BROADCAST programming, which showcases media-based artists throughout the year. Curators at any stage of their careers are eligible, and the selected applicant will receive a $1,200 honorarium and compensation for writing a curatorial essay.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PT on June 10, 2023.

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise (U.S.)
The Vilcek Prizes support emerging to mid-career immigrant designers who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers. Three winners working in digital design, graphic design, product design, or social design will receive $50,000.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on June 12, 2023.

Vilnius Academy of Arts, SODAS 2123, and the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association Symposium (International)
This symposium is looking for contributors for the artistic and research-based gathering “Walking is Still Honest: About Being and Moving Together.” The call is open to artists, urban planners, art historians, cultural historians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, neuroscientists and other researchers who are interested in the act of walking, its various forms and cultural meanings, and the history, present and future of walking.
Deadline: June 15, 2023.

SaveArtSpace This Place Meant Open Call (International)
Curated by Sadaf Padder, This Place Meant is an open call for third-culture artists and descendants of mass displacement. Artists of all ages are eligible, and chosen projects will be displayed on a billboard in New York City. There is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: June 19, 2023.

CUE Open Call for Solo Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects (U.S.)
CUE’s annual open call provides emerging and underrepresented artists and curators the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery space on West 25th Street in Manhattan. Artists receive a $5,000 honorarium and curators $2,500, and there is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2023.

Getty Images Creative Accelerator (International)
This program will choose 50 emerging photographers to participate in a one-year curriculum to learn all facets of creative and commercial content. Chosen artists receive $500.
Deadline: Midnight on June 30, 2023. 

Mophradat Orbitals Open Call (International)
This open call will take four curators and arts researchers to Dakar, Senegal. During the one-week guided research trip, the participants will meet and share experiences with peers from the art scenes they are visiting. Mophradat will provide flights, travel insurance, accommodation and per diems, and reimburse visa costs. Applicants must be from or living in the Arab world.
Deadline: July 10, 2023.

In Translation at Glen Arbor Arts Center (International)
Applications are being accepted for In Translation, the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s juried exhibition that runs from August 18 to October 26. In Translation explores this question: What is the role of the artist, the visual maker, in the 21st century? Visionary? Commentator? Taker of dictation? Aesthete? Four artists will receive awards ranging from $150 to $500. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: July 13, 2023.

USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry Art Valley Program Open Call (International)
This open call will accept five international artists and scholars who use comprehensive media materials. From November 1 to December 15, selected artists will hold exhibitions with Shanghai organizations and receive RMB 10,000. Applicants can be at all career stages and working in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, interdisciplinary, and architecture.
Deadline: July 14, 2023.

Art For Change Prize 2023 (International)
From M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery, this year’s prize asks emerging artists to creatively respond to the theme of Regeneration. £20,000 will be split between six winners, who will exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London.
Deadline: July 17, 2023.

Boynes Artist Award (International)
The 9th edition of the Boynes Artist Award will accept artists of all career stages. Winning artists have access to a $3,500 cash prize pool, $250 in art supplies, the creation of a professional artist website, publication, newsletter features, and long-term support and guidance. There is a $25 to $35 submission fee.
Deadline: July 30, 2023.



NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant (New York)
The program will distribute $1,000 to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists living in New York State with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on June 6, 2023.

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation: Art Works (Philadelphia)
Art Works accepts applications from local cultural nonprofit or fiscally sponsored organizations with annual operating budgets between $250,000 and $5 million as well as individual artists with a commitment to incorporating community perspectives into their work. Individual artists will each receive $50,00 over two years. Organization awards will range from $75,000 to $150,000 over two years and can be used to support any aspect of an organization’s mission.
Deadline: June 16, 2023.

Laura Patricia Calle Grant (U.S.)
This $20,000 grant awards an artist or collective the opportunity to paint a mural in the Metro Atlanta region. The work should inform and promote awareness of social equality, feminism, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, and cultural diversity.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2023.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center INSITE Fund (Denver Metro and Front Range)
The INSITE Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 to public-facing visual arts projects in Colorado that take place outside the studio, museum, art center, or traditional gallery setting.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2023.

CIRC Artist Grant (International)
The Circ Artist Grant provides two unrestricted $1,000 awards per grant cycle. Emerging, mid-career, and professional artists are eligible.
Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Prospect Art Open Call for Visual Artists (International)
Visual artists are eligible for the NEW WORK program, which offers a $1,000 project grant. There is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: July 3, 2023.

Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists (U.S.)
Now in its fourth year, this annual $10,000 grant draws attention to early-career Black trans women visual artists, highlighting an existing body of work and providing critical support for their practice. The winning artist will complete a studio visit with our rotating panel of judges, and four distinguished finalists will receive $1,250 awards.
Deadline: July 12, 2023.

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, & More

ON::View Artist Residency Program, Fall 2023
Applications are now open for the On::View Artist Residency Program in Savannah, Georgia. The residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media, for periods of one to three months. Selected artists gain access to a high-visibility studio space to complete a new project, continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices.
Deadline: June 1, 2023.

Headlands Center for the Arts Residencies (International)
The Headlands Center for the Arts is offering two residencies: The Chamberlain Award offers $10,000 to an artist working in social practice. The Chiaro Award offers $15,000 prize to a mid-career painter living in the United States and includes a private studio.
Deadline: June 5, 2023.

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS Artist in Residence (International)
Running from September to December, this residency is production-focused, supporting underserved sculptors and installation artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Five to six artists will receive $3,000 material stipends, $1,500 artist stipends, and shared studio space in Brooklyn.
Deadline: June 7, 2023.

New York Foundation for the Arts JGS Fellowship for Photography (New York)
This fellowship awards $7,000 to five New York State photography artists living and working outside New York City.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2023.

Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia Working Artist Project (Atlanta)
This year-long fellowship offers three artists a solo exhibition, promotion, a studio apprentice, a full-color catalog, and a $15,000 stipend to create work over the course of the year. Applicants must both currently live in, and have studio space in the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale, and remain an Atlanta-based artist for the length of the grant period.
Deadline: June 14, 2023.

The Prairie Ronde Artist Residency (International)
Hosted by The Mill at Vicksburg, this residency offers artists from a range of disciplines a 5 to 7-week stay with the goal of engaging with The Mill and its surrounding 80 acres of property. Residents receive a $2,000 stipend, $500 travel grant, private housing, and an exhibition.
Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Stove Works Residency (International)
This residency invites eight artists to live and work for one to three months at a time in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Six of the studios are designed to accommodate artists who require significant space in their practice, while the remaining two accommodate non-object-based practices, i.e. writers, curators, and academics. There is a $20 to $30 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15, 2023.

Springboard for the Arts Rural Regenerator Fellowship (Upper Midwest)
This fellowship is open to artists, makers, grassroots organizers, community development workers, public sector workers, and other rural change-makers. Fellows participate in two years of peer learning and receive an unrestricted $10,000 stipend. Applicants must live, work, or have a strong connection to a rural community in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and/or the Native Nations that share those geographies.
Deadline: June 20, 2023.

Niels Bohr Institute Arts & Science Residency (International)
The Strong team at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen is a research group working on gravity, black holes, and gravitational waves. They are inviting proposals for artist residencies of up to three months that engage the science of the Strong group and create works that explore the field of black holes, gravitational waves, and the notion of time. Travel and accommodations are provided.
Deadline: July 1, 2023.

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency (International)
Fully funded fellowships at MASS MoCA are available for two or four-week residencies. Selected artists receive private studio space, housing, access to workshops, and member benefits.
Deadline: July 8, 2023.

ICCI Art Valley Program (International)
The USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is recruiting five international artists and scholars to participate in the ICCI ART VALLEY PROGRAM from November 1 to December 15. Visiting artists will hold exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and/or other public programs and will receive accommodations, airfare, and a stipend of at least 10,000 RMB.
Deadline: July 15, 2023.

Loghaven Artist Residency (International)
Loghaven invites artists working in architecture, dance, music composition, theater, visual arts, writing, and interdisciplinary practices to apply for residencies occurring in 2024 and 2025. Both emerging and established artists are eligible, and residents receive a living stipend of $850 per week in addition to travel and freight reimbursement. There is a $20 application fee.
Deadline: July 15, 2023.

The Farm Margaret River (International)
Open to all disciplines and individuals and collectives, this residency focuses on site-specific projects created during eight weeks at The Farm Margaret River in Australia. Chosen applicant(s) will receive lodging, studio space, and a $7,500 grant.
Deadline: August 1, 2023.

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