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Grants & Awards
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Fund
2021 Individual Support Grant
12 grants are available for artists working in painting, sculpture, or printmaking who have dedicated at least two decades to pursuing their art as a serious, committed endeavor. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 6, 2021 | gottliebfoundation.org/grants
Pelham Art Center
Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting
US-based artists aged 19+ can enter to win the $7,500 cash prize, solo exhibition, and printed catalog. This juried competition honors the memory and achievements of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916–1997).
Application Fee: $35
Deadline: December 15, 2020 | callforentry.org
Roundabout Monumental Sculpture
Apply for approximately $50,000 to create a permanent installation for the city of Utica, NY honoring essential workers. Designs that include metal and stainless steel are highly encouraged.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: December 31, 2020 | uticasculpture.com
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs
Art of Recovery
LA County-based artists can apply for up to $20,000 to implement public art projects in Santa Monica that focus on economic recovery, community connectedness & restorative justice, and public health & safety.
Deadline: December 2020 | santamonica.gov
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
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
Michigan State University
MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) seeks applicants for one nine-month residency position for an artist or designer who engages critically with issues of race through creative practice.
Deadline: December 15, 2020 | careers.msu.edu
Metropolitan Museum of Art
2021–2022 Met Fellowship Program
Over 50 fellowships are available for junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals. Junior fellows receive a stipend of $42,000 while senior fellows receive $52,000.
Deadline: November 6 and December 4, 2020, depending on the fellowship
Socrates Sculpture Park
2021 Socrates Annual
10 Artist Fellows will each receive a $6,000 production grant, a $1,500 honorarium, and three months of access to the park’s outdoor studio to produce ambitious public art for dedicated exhibition.
Deadline: December 4, 2020 | socratessculpturepark.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
Open Call for Black Curators
Two emerging curators and thinkers will be awarded honorariums of $800 and production budgets, plus 10% of all sales from their respective six-week-long exhibitions at Miriam in 2021.
Deadline: November 15, 2020 | miriamgallery.com
Whistling in the Dark
Artists of all ages and talents can enter the open call for this January 2021 public art exhibition that will present artworks on billboards in New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.
Application Fee: $10/image
Deadline: November 30, 2020 | saveartspace.org/submit
The Phillips Collection
Community in Focus
Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit a photo that captures a piece of 2020. Select submissions will be presented on-site at The Phillips Collection and Phillips@THEARC in early 2021.
Deadline: November 29, 2020 | phillipscollection.org
Open Call for Mural Proposals
The non-profit will pay an artist $1,500 to design and produce a mural for its reception and office space that embodies the organization’s mission and commitment to NYC’s undocumented immigrant communities.
Deadline: November 13, 2020 | docs.google.com/forms
Mountain Time Arts
Mountain Time Arts, a Bozeman, MT-based nonprofit, is seeking an Executive Director. MTA advocates for and produces public artworks that advance social & environmental justice in southwestern Montana.
Deadline: December 1, 2020 | mountaintimearts.org/employment
Rhode Island School of Design
Professorships in Race in Art & Design (Multidisciplinary)
RISD seeks 10 new full-time faculty members with expertise in the areas of race, colonization, decolonization, post-coloniality, and cultural representation, as well as in material practices of resistance.
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Tabitha Arnold’s rugs pay tribute to organizers who lay their bodies on the line in the workplace, in the public square, and in the depths of private prisons.
The intentionality of Booker’s abstraction gives me the impetus to discuss something about the current zeitgeist that’s been on my mind for a while.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
After years in the making, New Time opens at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
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Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.