Pieter Bruegel the Elder, “The Harvesters” (1565) (courtesy the Metropolitan Museum/Open Access)

Since March of 2019, Hyperallergic has offered this monthly resource for artists and creatives to share their work and find new opportunities. The arts and culture sector has since been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, making grants and paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations more important than ever.

Featured Opportunities

Vermont Studio Center
Residency Fellowships
Visual artists and writers are invited to apply for fully-funded residencies at Vermont Studio Center. Each includes a private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to evening programs and events.
Deadline: June 30, 2020 | vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Grants & Awards

Black Cube
Impossible Sites
The nomadic art museum Black Cube will select five sketch submissions from US-based artists, who will be included in an online zine and awarded $650 each. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 5, 2020 | blackcube.art

Critical Minded
COVID-19 Relief Grants
Cultural critics from underrepresented communities who have published at least three pieces in English or Spanish since January 1, 2019, can apply for need-based, unrestricted relief grants of $500. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 15, 2020 | criticalminded.submittable.com

Dias Art Prize
This newly founded biennial award for practicing artists under 35 provides three custom-made grants to fit the winners’ project proposals.
Deadline: Fall 2020 | diasartprize.org

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
US-based experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions are eligible to apply for one-time grants of $1,500.
Deadline: September 1, 2020 | foundationforcontemporaryarts.org

Tri-State Relief Fund
Freelance and contract arts workers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will be awarded one-time unrestricted grants of $2000. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 9, 2020 | nyfa.org

Oolite Arts
The Ellies
Three categories of awards are intended to support Miami-Dade working and emerging artists, art educators, and established, professionally accomplished artists.
Deadline: June 30, 2020 | oolitearts.org/ellies

The Bennett Prize
Women figurative realist painters have until October 16 to enter to win $50,000 to create a traveling solo exhibition of their work. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: October 16, 2020 | thebennettprize.org

Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati
Please Hold
Please Hold invites teens and young adults ages 13–19 from across the globe to submit artwork for exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Digital submissions are welcome.
Deadline: June 6, 2020 | contemporaryartscenter.org

de Young Museum
The de Young Open
This new open-submission exhibition at the museum will feature the work of Bay Area artists, who will be permitted to offer their exhibited work for sale and retain 100% of the proceeds.
Deadline: June 14, 2020 | deyoung.famsf.org

Rockefeller Center
The Flag Project
New Yorkers and artists are invited to submit designs for the flags surrounding the rink at Rockefeller Center. The winners will be displayed alongside flags by Carmen Herrera, Faith Ringgold, Laurie Anderson, and more.
Deadline: June 30, 2020 | rockefellercenter.com/flag-project

In Practice Open Call
Emerging artists can propose new work for inclusion in SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice group exhibition. Proposals should reflect new work to be realized for the exhibition.
Deadline: June 30, 2020 | sculpture-center.org/in_practice

The Bennett Prize
Women figurative realist painters have until October 16 to enter to win $50,000 to create a traveling solo exhibition of their work. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: October 16, 2020 | thebennettprize.org

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships 

Academy of American Poets
Poetry Coalition Fellowship
This program will offer paid fellowship positions to five fellows per year, who will each assist a different Poetry Coalition organization. The organizations hosting this year’s Fellows are CantoMundo, Cave Canem, Kundiman, Mizna, and Split This Rock.
Deadline: July 15, 2020 | poets.org

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Curatorial Fellowship in Afro-Caribbean Art
CCCADI’s year-long fellowship for emerging curators of color committed to the artistic and cultural production of the Afro-Caribbean and its Diaspora is open for applications. The 10 Fellows accepted will receive a stipend.
Deadline: June 10, 2020 | cccadi.org/curatorial-fellowship

Governors Island
Year-Round Arts, Educational, & Cultural Tenants
Open call for artistic, cultural, environmental, and educational organizations to submit proposals for the long-term use of space in two buildings in historic Nolan Park.
Deadline: June 12, 2020 | govisland.com

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

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