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Open Calls

Aperture Portfolio Prize (International)
This annual international competition is designed to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The first prize winner receives $3,000, an exhibition in New York, and publishing in Aperture magazine.
Deadline: January 6, 2023.

PHDC Request for Proposals at Festival Pier, Philadelphia (International)
PHDC is seeking a proposal for a public artwork for Festival Pier, at Spring Garden Street and Columbus Boulevard, with a budget of $1,100,000. Five finalists will develop and present their proposals and receive a $3,500 honorarium before one project is chosen for commission.
Deadline: 3 p.m. EST January 10, 2023.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
The Passepartout juried contest will award one photographer 500 Euros, exhibition participation, publication in a catalog, and promotion opportunities. This year’s prize also includes three additional awarding categories and has an entry fee of 25 Euros.
Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Call for Artists (Wisconsin)
Artists and curators living in Wisconsin are encouraged to submit proposals for an exhibition at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. There is a $5 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. CST on March 1, 2023.

World of WearableArt 2023 Competition (International)
Entries are open for the World of WearableArt Awards Competition, which brings the work of international designers to life each year in a large-scale theatrical spectacle held in Wellington, New Zealand. As well as a total prize pool of over $185,000 (NZD), the competition offers the chance to access exclusive residencies and internships with global creative companies.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.



Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant (International)
This grant is open to painters, sculptors, and printmakers working for at least 20 years with current financial needs.
Deadline: January 18, 2023.

Barnard Library Research Awards (International)
Two artists, scholars, writers, and other researchers will gain access to the Barnard Archives and Zine Library for a project that support access, equity, inclusion, and social justice. The award comes with $3,000 to support research.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects (U.S.)
Applications are open for the NEA’s largest granting program, which offers $10,000 to $100,000 awards to projects from visual arts organizations.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on February 9, 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

OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts Fellowships (International)
Scholars and artists with teaching experience and a research project are eligible to apply for this one-year fellowship in human rights and the arts at Bard College. Two fellows will receive a $65,000 salary, health benefits, and a research budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 5, 2023.

AnkhLave Garden Project Fellowship (New York City)
Five BIPOC artists will be commissioned to create site-specific works in a public space and a traditional gallery. Artists receive a $1,000 honorarium and can be reimbursed up to $1,000 for other expenses. One artist will also be granted $10,000 to create an original treehouse.
Deadline: January 6, 2023.

*This Is Not A Drill* Community Fellowship  (New York City)
*This Is Not A Drill* is seeking socially-engaged artists, scholars, and arts workers who are interested in the intersection of art, technology, equity, and the climate emergency. Chosen applicants will receive access to NYU facilities, resources, and support, a $3,000 stipend, and a fall exhibition.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 19, 2023.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (International)
Open across disciplines, this residency offers a $1,000 stipend and space to work for a seven-week residency. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on January 10, 2023.

Good Hart Artist Residency (International)
This residency offers 10 to 21-day stays to visual artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their careers. Each artist receives lodging, a $500 stipend, and food.
Deadline: January 11, 2023.

Hayama Artist Residency (International)
The residency offers two visual artists roundtrip flights to Japan, shared accommodations, and a weekly $200 stipend for meals and transportation. There is a $95 application fee.
Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Anderson Center Residency Program (International)
The Anderson Center offers multiple residency opportunities, for all early-career and emerging artists living in Minnesota or New York City. Most include stipends and lodging.
Deadline: Noon CST on January 16, 2023.

Solitary Artist Retreat in the Desert  (International)
This two-week solitary retreat in the Nevada desert is for artists focused on environmental awareness. There is a $20 application fee, but there is no cost for this program. Artists must cover travel and living expenses.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 22, 2023.

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Fellowship Program for Art and Theory (International)
Visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators are eligible for this five-month fellowship. One chosen fellow will receive 4,000 Euros, a studio for working and living, a production budget, and money to invite experts to Büchsenhausen for professional exchange.
Deadline: January 29, 2023.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (U.S.)
This program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2023.

Residency Unlimited’s Artist Residency Program (New York City)
Open to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, this program focuses on research-based practices that explore gaps in historical knowledge. The residency will run from April 3 to June 30, 2023, and comes with a $3,300 stipend and $500 for production support.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2023.

Fine Arts Work Center Visual Artist Fellowship (International)
This seven-month residency offers 10 artists an apartment, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and $1,000 for relocation at the end of the program. There is a $65 application fee.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

StudioWorks Artist Residency (International)
Visual artists and crafters are eligible for this four-week residency that offers a $2,000 stipend and workspace.
Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence (International)
Applications are open to artists working in multiple disciplines for this two-week residency. Studio space and lodging are provided, and there’s a $35 application fee.
Deadline: February 2, 2023.

MacDowell Fellowship (International)
MacDowell grants about 300 fellowships with studio space, meals, and lodgings across disciplines. The application fee is $30.
Deadline: February 10, 2023.

Ucross Foundation Residencies and Fellowships (International)
Ucross has two programs open across disciplines: a general studio residency and Ford Family Foundation Fellowships open to Oregon artists only. Chosen applicants receive studio space, living accommodations, and a $1,000 stipend. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on March 1, 2023.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: Rolling.

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