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Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists — Colossal

Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists — Colossal


December 1, 2022


Image © Rebecca Louise Law

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 [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

World of WearableArt 2023 CompetitionFeatured
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.


Open Calls

More Art Commission (U.S.)
More Art will commission one public art project from an early career artist with an $8,000 budget.
Deadline: December 1, 2022.

ArtsConnect Topeka’s Civil Rights Summer 2024 (U.S.)
ArtsConnect is marking the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision with a project from artists and collectives that centers on the ruling. The budget is up to $350,000.
Deadline: December 5, 2022.

2022 Booooooom Photo Awards (International)
Six photographers will win $500 prizes as part of the Booooooom Photo Awards. Chosen entrants will also be featured in a miniature publication and on the site.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on December 9, 2022.

The David Prize (New York)
This prize awards five New Yorkers in any of the boroughs unrestricted $200,000 grants to support their vision for a better, brighter city.
Deadline: December 12, 2022.

Visual Art Open Prize (International)
Artists working across mediums are invited to apply for this prize, which offers £10,000 in awards. There is a £20 submission fee.
Deadline: December 12, 2022.

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, 2022.



Innovate Grants (International)
Innovate Grants offers two $550 grants each quarter to a visual artist and photographer. All mediums are accepted. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Chicago Presents (Chicago)
The 2023 Chicago Presents grant program will support large-scale indoor and outdoor events across artistic disciplines that are free and open to the public. Nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses can submit proposals for events taking place anytime in 2023.
Deadline: December 15, 2022, with an application with a rolling deadline opening in February 2023.

Puffin Foundation Annual Artist Grant (U.S.)
The Puffin Foundation provides grants of up to $2,500 to artists and art organizations addressing environmental, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues.
Deadline: December 31, 2022.

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.

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

Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship (International)
This fellowship is open to sculptors with public art projects centered on the theme of “transformation.” Fellows receive $8,000 to support their project, a $2,000 honorarium, and access to fabrication facilities.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on December 4, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout the summer of 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.

LMCC Arts Center Residency (New York)
New York City-based artists and creatives in need of studio space are eligible for this three-month residency.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on December 13, 2022.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan’s Artist Residency (Greater Los Angeles)
Open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines, this four-month residency offers artists $20,000 and up to $1,500 for materials, plus studio access.
Deadline: 11:59 PST on December 15, 2022.

Elizabeth Murray Art Residency (International)
On a 77-acre farm in Washington County, New York, this residency program brings emerging and established artists together for a communal experience of working and sharing ideas. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: December 15, 2022.

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.

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 artists and early-career and emerging artists living in Minnesota or New York City. Most include stipends and logging.
Deadline: Noon CST on January 16, 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.

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.