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Grants & Awards
2020 Artist Prize
The honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with this year’s distinguished jurors: Natasha Ginwala, Kalup Linzy, Anat Ebgi, Humberto Moro, Rachel Adams, and Michael Ruiz.
Application Fee: Foundwork Membership ($4 USD/month, cancel any time)
Deadline: October 15, 2020 | foundwork.art/artist-prize
Red Bull Arts
Red Bull Arts’s expanded microgrant program will award two $1,000 microgrants to artists in 20 cities across the US on a rolling monthly basis through the end of the year. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: December 31, 2020 | win.gs/RBAmicrogrant
Brooklyn Arts Council
2021 Community Arts Grants
Artists, collectives, and nonprofits can apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects in Brooklyn in 2021. Webinars on the program’s overview and budget are mandatory for applicants.
Deadline: September 11, 2020 | brooklynartscouncil.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.
Application Fee: $10 (contact email@example.com if this is a barrier to applying)
Deadline: August 17, 2020 | downtownbrooklyn.com
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Manhattan Arts Grants
Through three different programs, Manhattan-based artists, art groups, and community-focused organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to develop and share diverse artistic experiences with the public.
Deadline: September 29, 2020 | lmcc.net
Minnesota Street Project Foundation
Grants for Arts Equity
Chosen grantees can receive up to $10,000 to address the capacity-building needs of Bay Area visual arts organizations serving BIPOC communities and other historically marginalized communities.
Deadline: Rolling | minnesotastreetproject.org/grants
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
Currier Museum of Art
Artists in the Community 2021 Residency
Artists with a history of social engagement in their work can apply for this social practice residency, which comes with a stipend, travel allowance, materials budget, and housing in a fully-furnished home in Manchester, NH.
Deadline: September 1, 2020 | anyartist.org
Candidates working outside the “norms” of their artistic field and whose interdisciplinary practice can make use of Pioneer Works’s facilities and collaborative environment in Brooklyn, NY are invited to apply starting September 1.
Deadline: September 30, 2020 | pioneerworks.org/residency
Radcliffe Fellowship Program
Fellows are in residence from September 2021–May 2022 and receive full-time Harvard appointments as visiting fellows, office or studio space, a stipend of $78,000, and an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses.
Deadline: September 10, 2020 | radcliffe.harvard.edu
The Studios Winter/Spring 2021 Residencies
Residents receive private studio space on the museum’s campus, housing across the street, use of equipment, and more. The full-price fee is $650/week but many participants receive need- and merit-based financial aid.
Deadline: August 8, 2020 | massmoca.org/event/studios
Women’s Studio Workshop
Artist’s Book Residency
Over the course of six-to-eight weeks, artists will print and bind their own limited edition book work. The residency in Rosendale, NY includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, 24/7 studio access, and more.
Deadline: November 15, 2020 | wsworkshop.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
Art at a Time Like This x Save Art Space
Open Call for Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020
Art at a Time Like This and Save Art Space seek submissions for an open call for the public art project Ministry of Truth: 1984/2020, which will present artworks on billboards around NYC. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $10 USD/image
Deadline: September 1, 2020 | form.jotform.com
Art in Odd Places
NORMAL Open Call
AiOP invites proposals for projects that actively engage the public and explore or expose the mythos of the American Dream for its sixteenth annual public art and performance festival in New York City.
Deadline: October 29, 2020 | artinoddplaces.org/call-for-proposals
Minnesota Street Project Foundation
California Black Voices Project
Black artists and curators in California are invited to create or curate artwork(s) for a physical and digital exhibition at Minnesota Street Project. The five winners will each receive a grant of $10,000.
Deadline: August 31, 2020 | minnesotastreetproject.org/grants
Orange Art Foundation
2020 Juried Photo Exhibition
All artists selected will be featured in a month-long group exhibition online and in the OAF gallery space at Stoodio One in Bushwick, with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date.
Deadline: August 30, 2020 | orangeart.org/opportunities
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Make Cancer Less Scary
Artists can submit to this email and social media initiative to help fund JCCC’s research initiatives to create more effective, less toxic approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Deadline: August 31, 2020 | mcls-art.com
Western Michigan University
Student Center & Dining Facility Art Mural
The artist who wins this competition will receive $15,000 to create a public mural in any medium of their choosing, keeping in mind that this is a permanent installation and as such must be sustainable.
Deadline: August 14, 2020 | frosticart.slideroom.com
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