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Open Calls

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.

The Flag Project (International)
Artists of all skill levels can submit work inspired by their most memorable food memories in the city for the fourth annual Flag Project. The exhibition will display works on the 193 flagpoles that surround Rockefeller Plaza.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15 Competition (International)
Royal Observatory Greenwich hosts the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 15 competition, which invites entrants of all ages to submit up to ten photos of the cosmos for a chance to win the grand prize of £10,000. There is a £10 fee covering up to ten images.
Deadline: Noon GMT on March 3, 2023.

STARTS Prize 2023 of the European Commission (International)
Artists and others working at the intersection of science, technology, and the arts are eligible for the STARTS Prize 2023. Two prizes worth 20,000 Euros will be awarded to projects that combine industry or technology and the arts, with the goal of opening new paths for innovation.
Deadline: March 3, 2023.

Open Call for Art Installation Proposals to Memorialize the Chrystie Street African Burial Ground (International)
FABnyc is issuing an open call to artists to create an art installation at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden to memorialize the Chrystie Street African Burial Ground. One winning project will receive $32,500 for artist fees and fabrication expenses.
Deadline: Midnight EST on March 18, 2023.

$1,800 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo—Winter 2023 Open Call (International)
For its Winter 2023 grant cycle, Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce its newly increased awards of $1,800. Two awards are offered each quarter to one visual artist and one photographer, and six honorable mentions are also featured on the Innovate Grant site. Applications are open to anyone 18 and older from anywhere in the world.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on March 23, 2023.

LAVO’s Reminiscence Art and Design Competition (International)
This prize is for artists and designers with work centered around themes of reuse, repurpose, and recycle. Eleven applicants will be selected for the exhibition, and the first-prize winner will receive $20,000. Runners-up will receive $3,000 each.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

The 11th Annual Art Competition at Bridgeport Art Center (Chicago)
Bridgeport Art Center is hosting an open call for its 11th Annual Art Competition and Exhibition, which will run from May 19 to July 7. Works in a vast array of mediums are eligible, and prizes range from $500 to $3,000.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 4, 2023.

The Burke Prize (U.S.)
The Burke Prize is a biannual $50,000 prize for artists working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood.
Deadline: April 28, 2023.

The Future Generation Art Prize (International)
All artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world and working in any medium are eligible for this prize. One winner will receive $60,000 in cash and a $40,000 investment in their practice, and five special prizes totaling $20,000 are awarded to support other projects.
Deadline: April 30, 2023.



Call Leaky Archive Digital Fellowship (Global South)
Artists, activists, makers, professionals, and collectives from the Global South are invited to apply for this digital fellowship to explore how colonial archives and collections can be critically developed and reflected upon. Fellows receive a 2,500 Euro grant and 500 Euros for project funding.
Deadline: March 2, 2023.

CERF+ Get Ready Grants (U.S.)
CERF+’s Get Ready program provides individual craft artists grants up to $500 to help safeguard their studios and prepare for emergencies. Approximately sixty grants will be awarded.
Deadline: March 7, 2023.

The Fluevog Artist Grant (U.S., Canada, The Netherlands, and Australia)
The John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist Grant is intended to help emerging artists develop their skills and increase the visibility of their artwork. The winner will receive $10,000.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Creative Capital Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact Grant (U.S.)
Creative Capital offers grants of up to $50,000 to support new works. Artists receive direct project funding without restrictions, professional advisory services, and community-building opportunities.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Fundación Botín Art Grants (International)
Fundación Botín will award six grants worth € 23,000 to support individual projects that may consist of training (academic or not), research (non-academic), and production.
Deadline: May 5, 2023.

Jerome Foundation Arts Organization Grants (New York City and Minnesota)
These two-year flexible grants are designed to support Minnesota and New York City-based arts organizations that offer ongoing programs, services, and/or opportunities for multiple early career generative artists.
Deadline: 4 p.m. CST on May 18, 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

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.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency (International)
Five to ten artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, and clay will be awarded residencies. The program offers a $1,000 monthly stipend, studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, and an opportunity to give an artist talk.
Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Art Mamas Residencies at Stoneleaf Retreat (International)
Art Mamas Alliance and Stoneleaf Retreat have two residencies available to artist parents. Each resident receives accommodations, studio space, and a $1,000 unrestricted stipend. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on March 8, 2023.

European Cultural Academy’s Contemporary Art Course (International)
Artists, curators, students, and creatives from all fields and backgrounds are eligible to apply for a full scholarship to this two-week contemporary art course in Venice. The program is designed to aid in project development.
Deadline: March 14, 2023.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, digital media, and installation are eligible for this residency in New Mexico. Residents receive a stipend of $1,100 per month, a $250 per month stipend for materials, plus housing and studio space.
Deadline: 3 p.m. MDT on March 15, 2023.

Kala Fellowship Award (International)
Artists working in printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are eligible for this award. Residents receive a $3,000 stipend and a studio residency at Kala Art Institute.
Deadline: 9 p.m. PDT on March 15, 2023.

CultureHub Residency (U.S.)
This program offers one-week residencies to artists from September 11 to December 15, 2023. Residents receive $1,500 and studio access in either New York or Los Angeles to develop a project.
Deadline: March 15, 2023.

Mainframe Studio Residency (International)
The aim of this residency is to provide emerging and established artists the experience of the working conditions that artist Alex Brown (1966-2019) found in Des Moines. Residents receive housing, studio space, and a $1,000 monthly stipend, plus airfare or reimbursement for other travel to and from Des Moines.
Deadline: March 15, 2023. 

Onassis AiR Residency (International)
This program is open to artists, curators, designers, dancers, chefs, gardeners, activists, writers, educators, legal advocates, performers, economists, architects, filmmakers and other practitioners from any medium of expression or discipline. Residencies run between September 2023 and July 2024 in Athens, and all participants receive a research fee, housing, travel to and from Athens, a research budget, and other resources.
Deadline: 12 p.m. (UTC +2) on March 20, 2023.

Artlab Editorial Fellowship Open Call (International)
Artlab Editorial provides art writers at any stage of their career the space and time to consider—and reconsider—the shifting world around them. Two fellows will be offered $10,000 each to produce three pieces of writing in 2023.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on March 28, 2023.

Martin House Creative Residency Program (U.S.)
Artists and researchers working across disciplines are eligible for this residency that supports ongoing projects or the creation of new work with ties to architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, and/or the Martin House. Residents receive a stipend of $5,000 and travel expenses up to $1,000.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.

The Bloom Residency (International)
The 2023 Bloom Residency is the third annual artist-in-residence opportunity at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Awarded to a woman of color, one applicant will be chosen for this two-week, project-based residency, culminating in the creation of a limited-edition print. The chosen artist will receive two weeks of 24/7 studio access, a $500 stipend, and mentorship.
Deadline: April 1, 2023.

Lillstreet Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago offers residencies in ceramics, metalsmithing, textiles, drawing & painting, and printmaking & book arts beginning in September every year. Residents receive a $400 monthly stipend, studio space, access to the center’s facilities, an exhibition, and paid teaching opportunities.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on May 1, 2023.

Knight Foundation 2023 Summer Internships (International)
The Knight Foundation is seeking applicants for eight paid 10-week internships in Miami. Interns will be compensated at $18 per hour.
Deadline: Until filled.

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