Opportunities

Opportunities in July 2020

From residencies to relief grants, a list of opportunities that artists, writers, and art workers can apply for this month.

Paul Cézanne, “The Fishermen (Fantastic Scene)” (ca. 1875) (courtesy the Metropolitan Museum/Open Access)

Hyperallergic’s monthly Opportunities Listings provide a resource to artists and creatives looking for grants and paid opportunities to further their work. These paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations are more important now than ever, and as such our list primarily focuses on them.


Featured Opportunities

Green-Wood Cemetery
Artist-in-Residence 2021
Open to artists in New York City, this nine-month residency provides a $7,500 honorarium, studio space in the landmarked Fort Hamilton Gatehouse, and access to the Cemetery’s professional staff, archives, and historical collections.
Application Fee: $10 USD
Deadline: September 2, 2020 | green-wood.com/artistinresidence


Grants & Awards

Artadia Awards
2020 San Francisco Awards
Visual artists and collaboratives at any stage in their career who live and work within the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo can apply for unrestricted funds of $10,000.
Deadline: July 15, 2020 | artadia.org/awards

Artist Relief
Individual artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 can still apply for $5,000 grants from Artist Relief. Cycle IV is open until July 22, 2020, and Cycle V is open until August 19, 2020.
Deadline: August 19, 2020 | artistrelief.org

Artly World
Artist Relief Project
Individual artists in any discipline who are experiencing serious financial strain caused by COVID-19 can apply for cash relief of $200, plus free access to the organization’s programs and resources.
Deadline: July 15, 2020 | artistreliefproject.org/needs-based-request

Augusta Cultural Arts Consortium
Artist Emergency Fund
Self-employed and contract artists of all disciplines who live in the Central Savannah River Area can request up to $500 to compensate for canceled work that was scheduled and lost due to COVID-19 shutdowns.
Deadline: Rolling | augustaarts.wufoo.com

AURORA
Artist Relief Fund
For as long as funds are available, working artists in North Texas who need financial support because of the pandemic can apply for $4,000 grants from Dallas-based public arts organization AURORA.
Deadline: July 12, 2020 | dallasaurora.com/Open-Call-Relief-Grant

City of Boston Arts and Culture
Radical Imagination for Racial Justice Grant
Boston-based artists of color ages 14+ can apply for $25,000 and $40,000 grants to put towards community-focused projects that imagine a racially just Boston and further racial justice in the present.
Deadline: July 8, 2020 | cityofbostonartsandculture.submittable.com

Denver Actors Fund
DEAR Fund Round 2
Colorado theatre actors who have lost income from canceled or postponed productions are eligible to request up to $500 for first-time qualified applicants and up to $250 for second-time qualified applicants.
Deadline: August 15, 2020 | denveractorsfund.org

Downtown Brooklyn Public Art and Placemaking Fund
Grants of up to $50,000 are available for public art and performance projects, and improvements to cultural spaces that connect neighborhoods, revitalize public spaces, and increase access to cultural programming.
Deadline: August 17, 2020 | downtownbrooklyn.com

NINE dot ARTS
Andrà Tutto Bene Artist Microgrant Program
Create a work of art that includes the phrase “Everything is going to be okay” (in any language) and post a photo or video of it on Instagram, tagging @andratuttobeneusa for the chance to win a $250 microgrant.
Deadline: July 15, 2020 | ninedotarts.com/andratuttobeneusa

ORA Singers
Emergency Composers’ Fund
Eight UK composers will each receive a £1,500 commission to write a new choral work reflecting on one of eight different works of art specifically chosen by Tate Modern from their own collection.
Deadline: Rolling through September 2020 | orasingers.co.uk

Wherewithal
Recovery and Research Grants
Washington, DC-area artists can apply for $1,000 Recovery Grants to help offset lost income resulting from the pandemic. Competitive $5,000 Research Grants are also available for research, presentation, or critical reflection.
Recovery Grant Deadline: July 10, 2020 | wherewithalgrants.org
Research Grant Deadline: August 23, 2020 | wherewithalgrants.org


Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Adrienne Arsht Center
Heart of Art
30 Miami-based performing artists will each be awarded $1,000 to create “Art in the Time of Coronavirus” video works, which will be showcased on the Arsht Center’s website, newsletter, and social media.
Deadline: July 13, 2020 | arshtcenter.org

American Documentary
POV Call for Entries
POV seeks submissions for independent, nonfiction film programs to showcase in the 2021 season of its annual PBS series, accepting entries for three different categories: Standard, Early Introduction, and Short.
Deadline: July 31, 2020 | cfe.pov.org

MEI Arts & Culture Center
Art in Isolation: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19
The Middle East Institute’s Arts & Culture Center invites artists from the MENAT region and its diaspora to submit artwork for a forthcoming exhibition. Participants will receive 70% of sales.
Deadline: July 21, 2020 | mei.edu/open-call-art-in-isolation


Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships 

Brooklyn Public Library
2020 Poet-in-Residence
Brooklyn Public Library is accepting applications to be its first-ever Poet-in-Residence, teachers/curators dedicated to literary civic engagement strongly encouraged to apply. The Resident will receive a stipend of $5,000, among other benefits.
Deadline: July 31, 2020 | bklynlibrary.org/poet-in-residence

#ILYSM4ARTISTS
CARs Residency
Los Angeles-based artists experiencing financial or spatial restraints due to COVID-19 can apply for a free 700-foot studio space at Mohilef Studios from August 1–31, courtesy of artist Canyon Castator.
Deadline: July 16, 2020 | ilysm.com


Job Opportunities

Allied Media
Critical Minded Executive Director
Critical Minded is hiring its first Executive Director — a full-time, fixed-term position for 18 months with the possibility of extension based on performance and contingent on additional funding. The role is remote and begins in Fall 2020.
Deadline: July 29, 2020 | drive.google.com


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