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Locust Projects invites visual artists from around the world to apply to create a large-scale new work at its Miami space. Selected artists will receive curatorial guidance, a $3,500 budget, an additional stipend, and a private room at the Locust Projects residency house.
Deadline: February 5, 2022.
January 11 marked 20 years since the Guantánamo Bay detention facility opened, and Amnesty International and the Center for Victims of Torture have teamed up for a poster contest geared toward closing the institution. The open call is open to anyone under age 30, and submissions should have an educational component. Winners will receive cash prizes.
Deadline: February 9, 2022.
Ten New York City-based artists or artist teams will be selected to complete an ice sculpture with the help of a professional carver during the Governors Island Inaugural Winter Ice Sculpture Show on February 26. Proposed works should relate to Governors Island and/or New York Harbor and be based on a 40 x 20 x 10-inch block of ice. Winners will receive a $2,000 award.
Deadline: February 9, 2022.
Open internationally, the 35th annual Materials: Hard + Soft exhibition celebrates contemporary works in clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. Chosen artists will participate in a group show in Denton, Texas, from May 27 to August 27, 2022, and three winners will receive cash prizes.
Deadline: February 13, 2022.
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is offering $10,000 to one Native artist for a proposed project in a variety of disciplines. A minimum of $3,000 is required to be earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing.
Deadline: March 16, 2022.
The Prix Viviane Esders prize recognizes European photographers over age sixty whose careers have impacted the history of the medium. One winner receives a €60,000 award and showing in Paris.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.
Chicago’s CityArts Program Grants are available to nonprofits working across artistic disciplines. Applicants must offer programs, operate as a museum, or provide service to the city’s residents.
Applications open on February 7, 2022.
CERF+’s Get Ready Grants will award up to $500 to 40 artists working in craft disciplines to safeguard their studios and prepare for emergencies. Priority will be given to BIPOC artists.
Deadline: February 22, 2022.
Twenty artists and writers with children under age 18 are eligible for a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant for $5,000. Each award is unrestricted, and there’s a $20 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on February 25, 2022.
Every quarter, Innovate Grant awards two $550 stipends to one visual artist working in any medium and one photographer. International artists over age 18 are encouraged to submit their work, and there is a $25 fee to apply.
Deadline: March 24, 2022.
Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During two years, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.
$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
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.
Residencies & Fellowships
The StudioWorks program offers a $2,000 stipend for a four-week term at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. International emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.
Open across disciplines including architecture, film and video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual art, the MacDowell Fellowship awards 300 artists each year. The program is open internationally and requires a $30 application fee.
Deadline: February 10, 2022.
Three fellows will be awarded up to $5,000 to develop an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. They will work with program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and lead a curatorial talk.
Deadline: February 14, 2022.
Salad Days commissions one artist to produce plates or shallow bowls from terracotta clay for the Watershed Ceramic’s Salad Days fundraiser, which celebrates the craft and local food. Residents are provided with a private room, meals, studio space, materials, and a $4,000 stipend.
Deadline: February 15, 2022.
Artists whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity are eligible for a virtual fellowship at Brown University during the Spring 2023 term. Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend and $1,500 for research and projects.
Deadline: February 28, 2022.
Storm King Art Center’s residency spans two to six weeks and is open to artists of all disciplines. The application fee is $25.
Deadline: March 7, 2022.
Held annually in September, the residency at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, offers one emerging artist a year-long stay to develop their craft. The program includes a private studio, free firing, a $500 monthly stipend, paid teaching opportunities, and an exhibition.
Deadline: April 8, 2022.
Individual artists, teams, and families of all disciplines whose work addresses the climate crisis are encouraged to apply for a 2023 Changing Climate program. Santa Fe Art Institute offers one- to three-month residencies and will award an additional $500 stipend to up to 28 regional BIPOC artists.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on April 10, 2022.