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Grants & Awards
Round Three of the Fulcrum Fund will award emergency relief grants of $1,000 to 91 independent, professional visual artists based in New Mexico who have lost income due to the pandemic.
Deadline: October 15, 2020 | 516arts.org
All visual artists and collaboratives at any stage in their career who have lived and worked within the greater Atlanta or Houston areas for a minimum of two years can apply for unrestricted funds of $10,000.
Deadline: October 15 and November 1, 2020 | artadia.org/awards
Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
This annual $7,000 grant will be awarded to self-identified lesbians for visionary moving-image art. Work can be animation, documentary, narrative, or cross-genre, and it must be experimental.
Application Fee: $6
Deadline: October 31, 2020 | queer-art.org/hammer-grant
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
University of Colorado Art Museum
Starting November 1, artists are invited to CU Boulder to create new work or curate an exhibition during a four-to-six-week on-site (or remote) residency in the residency in the 2021–2022 academic year. The museum encourages interdisciplinary projects and welcomes applications from individual or collaborative teams. Compensation is $16,000 (or $10,500 if remote).
Deadline: January 7, 2021 | colorado.edu/cuartmuseum
2021–22 Fellowship Program
Six underrepresented and emerging NYC metropolitan area-based artists who self-identify as women or non-binary will each be awarded year-long fellowships to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R.
Deadline: October 21, 2020 | airgallery.org/fellowship-program
Workers in the fields of art, organizing, theory, and cultural production can apply to join a group exploring methodologies to dismantle colonialist modes of creation and presentation. Members will each receive $10,000.
Deadline: October 25, 2020 | creativetime.org/think-tank
Magazzino Italian Art
Emerging scholars beginning or continuing an independent project that contributes new research on postwar and contemporary Italian art can apply for this fellowship, which provides a salary, housing, and more.
Deadline: December 1, 2020 | magazzino.art
The Laundromat Project
Create Change Fellowship
The collections-based research and educational institution offers fourteen long-This virtual residency is now open for applications from artists and cultural producers interested in developing a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice.
Deadline: October 18, 2020 | laundromatproject.org/create-change
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
National Portrait Gallery
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
Submissions from each finalist and prizewinner will form an exhibition at the Portrait Gallery. First place will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the museum’s collection. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $50
Deadline: January 29, 2021 | portraitcompetition.si.edu
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