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Opportunities for Artists in October 2019

A list of opportunities for artists and creatives you can apply for this October.

Alfred Stevens, “In the Studio” (1888), Oil on canvas, 42 x 53 1/2 in. (courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum)

There’s a world of opportunities for those who know where to look. To get you started, Hyperallergic provides this monthly resource for artists and creatives eager to get their work out there and challenge themselves to create something new.

  • The Alys Foundation is accepting applications for the 13th annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Florida. Selected digital art will be showcased May 15–16, 2020. Awards include Best of Show ($5,000), Curator’s Choice ($2,000) and three Special Recognition honors ($1,000 each). The deadline to submit is February 1, 2020. | DG2020
  • ArtsLink is accepting applications for its international fellowships, which cater to “contemporary artists and arts managers/curators whose work is informed by community engagement processes or social practice.” The application deadline is October 30. | ArtsLink
  • New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation has announced an open call for its international residency program. The three or six-months residencies provide studio space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, between 2020 and 2022. Applications are open through October 14. | NARS
  • NARS is also accepting proposals for 3-6 week solo or group exhibitions. Applications are open through October 14  | NARS
  • The Queens Arts Fund is offering $3,000 grants to Queens-based artists to create and present new work across disciplines. Queens-based organizations can also apply for grants ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 to support arts and cultural programming in the borough. The application deadline is October 29. | Queens Arts Fund
  • Queer|Art has partnered with the Robert Giard Foundation to provide a $10,000 international grant for emerging LGBTQ+ photographers. Applications are open through November 24. | Queer|Art
  • Smack Mellon is accepting applications for its yearlong Artist Studio Program. The submission deadline is November 1. | Smack Mellon
  • The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates for a full-time assistant professorship in African American/diaspora literature and culture to begin September 1, 2020. | UMass

There is still time to apply for seven opportunities that appeared in September’s “Opportunities for Artists”:

  • A Blade of Grass is seeking socially engaged artists to apply for its 2020 Fellowship, which supports “courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work.” Fellows receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support. They also have a funding initiative with SPArt for Los Angeles artists, and a fellowship for emerging artists of color in NYC under the age of 30. The application deadline is October 16. | ABOG
  • AIR Gallery is hosting an open call for its sixth biannual CURRENTS exhibition, curated by Carmen Hermo. The exhibition will be held January 10–February 9, 2020. Applications are due October 13, 2019. | AIR
  • AIR Gallery is accepting applications for its fellowship program which to underrepresented and emerging self-identified women artists in New York City. Applications are due October 21, 2019. | AIR
  • Southeastern artists are invited to apply for ArtFields, an annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina. Applications close November 1. | Hyperallergic
  • Applications are open for the Capricious Photo Award, which gives one photographer financial and editorial support to complete a body of work. The application deadline is November 1. | Picter
  • Applications are open for the David Prize through December 1. The prize celebrates five New Yorkers who uniquely contribute to the fabric of the city — whether environmentally, culturally, socially, or otherwise. | Hyperallergic
  • The Space Foundation is accepting applications for its 10th Annual International Student Art Contest, for students between the ages of 3 and 18. The organization is accepting drawing, painting, mixed media, and digital art that falls under the theme “How Exploring Space Improves Life on Earth.” Artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent, or legal guardian; the application deadline is November 18. | Space Foundation

Check out even more opportunities at hyperallergic.com/opportunities.

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