“A Canopy of Cherry Blossoms,” 2021 by Han Cao

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.


Open Calls

Chicago Botanic Garden Call for Artists with $5k to $40k for Commissions Featured
The Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. A series of public programs and art experiences will celebrate the Garden’s remarkable growth and will establish the tone for the next decade. The Garden is seeking Statements of Interest from artists for sculptures, installations, and experiences.
Deadline: April 12, 2021.

SUNY Oswego Outdoor Sculpture Initiative
SUNY Oswego seeks proposals for outdoor sculptures for the school’s main campus. Seven artists will be chosen to install artworks in a centrally located lawn area adjacent to SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center. Selected works will be on view for a three-year exhibition and become part of SUNY Oswego’s Campus.
Deadline: April 15, 2021.

Shine: Catching the Light Open Call
The Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center presents an open call for Shine: Catching the Light. The summer exhibition will feature artwork in which light is a prominent element in the piece. Cash awards. There is an application fee of $25.
Deadline: April 18, 2021.


Residencies & Grants

Chinati Foundation’s Artists in Residence
This residency provides artists with a stipend of $1,500 is provided to assist with travel and art materials, and studio and living spaces are on the museum’s grounds. There is an application fee of $40.
Opens: April 30, 2021.

Applications Open for the Noldor Arts Residency in Ghana
Noldor is Ghana’s first independent arts residency and fellowship program for contemporary African artists. Noldor is currently accepting applications for its annual four-week program for one emerging African artist from the continent or the African diaspora.
Deadline: Rolling basis.

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
In its 2020 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant awarded a total of $675,000 to 22 writers. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing. The 2021 cycle begins in two weeks, and you can prepare by referencing the 2021 Application Guide.
Opens: April 14, 2021.

The grant provides $2,000 each to six contemporary artists working in the visual arts. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and reside in the U.S. or Canada.
Opens: May 1, 2021.

Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists
The award provides direct support of up to $10,000 to under-recognized visual artists 21 years or older. The application fee is $15.
Opens: April 30, 2021.


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