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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 You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.


$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, 12 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 March 21, 2024.

Creative Capital Open CallFeatured
Creative Capital is seeking innovative and original new project proposals in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary, and socially engaged forms. These unrestricted grants can cover a multi-year period and offer professional development and community-building opportunities.
Deadline: 4 p.m. ET on April 4, 2024.


Open Calls

AAP Magazine ‘Women’ Open Call (International)
The 38th edition of All About Photo Magazine encourages photographers to celebrate all the important things women do. Applications should submit a cohesive body of work capturing the essence, hard work, beauty, resilience, and kindness of women. Winners will receive $1,000, their winning image(s) published in the magazine, and press coverage.
Deadline: March 12, 2024.

Champaign County African American Heritage Trail Mural Series (International)
40 North and the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail invite artists to apply to develop location-specific murals celebrating the lives and contributions of African Americans in the Champaign County (IL) area. Each commission will come with an average budget of $30,000.
Deadline: Midnight on March 15, 2024.

Photography: The Universal Language (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen)
Foto Femme United and Musée de la Femme are hosting an open call for photos that consider the ways the medium transcends boundaries and unites people from all backgrounds.
Deadline: March 28, 2024.

Art21 Educators Program (International)
Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative and learning community. The program is designed to support K–12 educators in any subject area who are interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and themes into the classroom.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2024.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
Open to any style, process, or subject matter, this annual prize offers 1,000 Euros, an exhibition in Rome, and a publication. The entry fee starts at 25 Euros for three images.
Deadline: April 4, 2024.

Prisma Art Prize (International)
The Prisma Art Prize will award one artist working in painting, drawing, and engraving €500. There are additional chances to win solo and group shows and a two weeks residency at Dar Meso in Tunisi. There is a €29 submission fee.
Deadline: April 22, 2024.

2024 International Photography Competition (International)
In its 13th year, the International Photography Competition is hosting an open call. Hosted by the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the contest will award one winner $1,000, and several photographers will be featured in an exhibition.
Deadline: May 5, 2024.



CERT+ Get Ready Grants (U.S.)
This program provides craft artists grants up to $1,000 to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers, and prepare for emergencies.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on March 5, 2024.

Terra Foundation for American Arts Grants (International)
Applications are open for two Terra Foundation grants. Open to nonprofits, the exhibition grant supports shows comprised primarily of loans, while the convening grant supports workshops, symposia, colloquia, and other gatherings. Projects should recognize the current and historical inequities in presentations and understandings of American art history.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on March 8, 2024, for exhibitions, and March 18, 2024, for convening.

The Susannah Kelly Art Award (International)
The newly launched Susannah Kelly Art Award offers three $2,000 grants for artists working in drawing, painting, and sculpting. Recipients will also receive a solo exhibition at Antler and Talon galleries in Portland. The grant fund was created to honor the memory and legacy of artist Susannah Kelly, who co-founded the galleries.
Deadline: March 22, 2024.

2024 CityArts Program  (Chicago)
Arts and culture nonprofits are encouraged to apply for the CityArts Program, which provides general operating grants from $10,000 to $50,000.
Deadline: 5 p.m. CT on March 25, 2024.

Artadia Awards (U.S.)
Artadia Awards annually grants three artists $15,000 in unrestricted funds in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. There is also a roving partnership with 21c Museum Hotels, where one award is presented in a different city each year where 21c Museum Hotels are located.
New York City deadline: April 1, 2024. 

Prix Viviane Esders (Europe)
The Viviane Esders Endowment Fund welcomes applications for the third edition of the Prix Viviane Esders, recognizing European photographers over 60 years old who have developed photographic careers over several decades. One established photographer receives €50,000, and two finalists receive €5,000 each.
Deadline: April 29, 2024.

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (International)
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program provides one-time interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Awardees typically receive $5,000, up to $15,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine)
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.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (International)
The foundation welcomes applications from actively exhibiting visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for one year and range up to $50,000. The individual circumstances of the artist determine the size of the grant, and professional exhibition history will be considered.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies, Fellowships, & More

BRIClab Residencies (New York City)
Emerging to mid-career artists are invited to apply to this residency, which offers a $2,500 stipend, mentorship, professional development, and documentation of work. There are three tracks: contemporary art, video art, and film + TV.
Deadline: March 14, 2024.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
This program offers six artists a place to live and work for a year, with a monthly stipend of $1,100. Artists will have solo exhibitions at the Roswell Museum and have the opportunity to have a work purchased for the permanent collection of the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. MT on March 15, 2024.

Alex Brown Residency at Mainframe Studios (International)
Open to emerging and established artists, this residency awards artists 1,400 square feet of studio space at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines, a $1,000 monthly stipend, $1,000 for travel, and housing. There is a $10 application fee that will increase to $20 on March 8.
Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Kala Art Institute 2024-2025 Fellowship (International)
Artists producing innovative work in printmaking, photography, digital media, social practice, media installation, and book arts are encouraged to apply. In 2024, Kala will award six artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for one to nine months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The entry fee is $20.
Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship for Emerging Writers of Color (U.S.)
The second annual Irene Yamamoto Arts Writers Fellowship will provide $5,000 unrestricted awards to two arts writers of color who cover theatre, dance, and/or performance art and have less than two years of publishing experience.
Deadline: March 18, 2024.

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
Artists receive access to private live/work studios, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and a $750 travel stipend. Residents also have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000-square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication, plus a sound studio for rehearsing and recording. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on April 1, 2024.

The Erin Donohue and Family Ceramics Artist Residency (International)
Hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket, this ceramics residency will bring one artist to Nantucket to teach two five-week classes, one introductory course for the community and a more intermediate one for students and professionals. The program offers lodging, studio space, a $500 travel stipend, and a $2,000 stipend for living expenses and materials.
Deadline: April 5, 2024.

Lycée Français de Chicago Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
For the 2024-2025 residency, LFC is particularly interested in a collaboration with a musician/lyricist but will consider projects in architecture, visual arts, performing arts, digital arts, comics, film/animation, design, graphic design, literature, photography, murals/street art, etc. One artist will receive a $15,000 stipend to complete a work.
Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Diriyah Art Futures Emerging New Media Artists Program (International)
Diriyah Art Futures launches a concept-driven digital and technology-led creative production and training program for emerging artists working in new media and digital arts. This one-year scholarship supports emerging artists by providing access to cutting-edge professional equipment, a production budget, and a range of multidisciplinary learning opportunities, including personal mentorship by prominent international digital artists.
Deadline: April 29, 2024.

The Farm Margaret River Residency (International)
This residency tasks artists with creating a site-specific artwork informed by the environment. Spanning eight weeks, the program offers studios, accommodation, support for travel, and a $7,500 grant.
Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on June 2, 2024.

Hunter Moon Homestead Artist Residency (International)
Artists and arts educators working across disciplines are invited to apply to this program in Palouse. Residents receive one- to three-week stays, with lodging and studio space included.
Deadline: Rolling.

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