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Hyperallergic’s monthly Opportunities Listings provide a resource to artists and creatives looking for grants and paid gigs to further their work. As the arts sector navigates the coronavirus pandemic, these paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations are more important now than ever.

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Grants & Awards

Puffin Foundation
2021 Grant Cycle
Applicants seeking funding for video/film and arts-related environmental projects should request application packets from Puffin by December 15 and postmark their completed applications by the 31st.
Deadline: December 31, 2020 |

Sculpture Space
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 |

Virginia A. Groot Foundation
2021 Grant
Each year the Foundation offers three grants ($10,000, $20,000, or up to $50,000) to artists at any stage of career development with exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. 
Application Fee: $5
Deadline: February 1, 2021 |

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
Tulsa Artist Fellowship
The two-year place-based fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma awards stipends of $40,000 plus fully subsidized living and studio spaces to artists and art workers of any medium or discipline. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: January 15, 2021 |

Abrons Arts Center
2021–22 Performance AIRspace Residency
Four early-career movement-based performing artists living in NYC will each receive a $5,000 commission for a new work to be presented at Abrons, 200 hours of full subsidized studio space, and more.
Deadline: December 13, 2020 |

Anderson Center
Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program
Emerging and early career artists living in Minnesota or one of NYC’s five boroughs can apply for this month-long residency on a historic estate with a $625/week honoraria, a travel stipend, and more.
Deadline: February 15, 2021 |

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 their creative practice.
Deadline: December 15, 2020 |

Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
Unlikely Journal for Creative Arts
Unlikely calls for proposals for guest editing of themed journal issues, books, e-books, and project space works. Email to get involved and read the latest issue, “Translating Ambiance,” now online.

Emerging Curators Program
One curatorial project centered on performance and designed with a $5,000 budget will be selected for presentation in spring 2022. (Projects that function live as well as virtually are encouraged.)
Deadline: January 4, 2021 |

Women’s Center for Creative Work
LA’s Feminist Idol
WCCW is looking for proposals for creative projects to be included in the Music Center’s For the Love of LA programming. Projects must be presented digitally and adhere to a $1,000 budget.  
Deadline: December 15, 2020 |

Job Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU
Assistant Professor, 3D Animation
Beginning August 2021, this full-time tenure track role will serve undergraduate students in the new BFA concentration in Animation and contribute to Arizona State University School of Art’s highly ranked MFA program.
Deadline: January 15, 2021 |

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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