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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Graduate Programs

Organized by geographic regions of the United States, a list of arts-related graduate programs to explore and apply to before deadlines close in early 2021. Read more on Hyperallergic.

Grants & Awards

Adaptations Awards
Three visual artists based in England will receive development awards of £3,000 each to research and experiment with new ways to make their work in light of ongoing legal and health restrictions. 
Deadline: January 18, 2021 | artquest.org.uk/project/adaptations

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
2021–2022 Residencies
The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is currently accepting applications for its 2021–2022 residency period. The residency program awards studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in Brooklyn, NY.
Deadline: February 15, 2021 | thestudioprogram.com/apply

Featured Opportunity
University of California, Davis
2021–2022 Teaching Artists-in-Residence
UC Davis’s Department of Art and Art History seeks applicants for two quarter-long artist residency positions in the California Studio, a new residency program focused on studio practice.
Deadline: February 19, 2021 | recruit.ucdavis.edu

A Public Space
2021 Editorial Fellowship
The Editorial Fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend for this nine-month program, in which they will receive training in all aspects of editing, from evaluating submissions through the publication of a piece.
Deadline: January 31, 2021 | apublicspace.org

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 | theandersoncenter.submittable.com

Support Program Open Call
Artists eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive, and participatory applications of data and user-generated content can apply for up to €40,000 (~$48,800) of funding from MediaFutures.
Deadline: January 28, 2021 | mediafutures.eu/opencall

Photoworks x English Heritage
England’s New Lenses Artist Residencies
Four photographers ages 18–25 will be selected to choose an English Heritage site for a new body of work exploring alternative narratives and new voices of England. Each artist will receive a stipend of £2,400.
Deadline: January 18, 2021 | photoworks.org.uk/opportunities

Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Call for Entry
Aint—Bad has launched a call for entry for its 15th annual issue. Along with being considered for inclusion in the issue, all submissions will be examined for possible publication in book form. Among the guest curators is Hyperallergic Senior Editor Elisa Wouk Almino.
Application Fee: Submit up to 20 images for $45 (Student Rate: $35)
Deadline: January 31, 2021 | aint-bad.com

Anamot Press
Call for Submissions
Anamot Press seeks poems, essays, and short stories for its first anthology on queer experiences across borders and other stories told with no shame. Selected authors will be paid a fixed fee for their contribution.
Deadline: January 30, 2021 | anamotpress.com/submissions

Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean
Prelude to Tucson: Call for Presentations, Posters, or Art
As part of its annual conference, AAPLAC welcomes video and image submissions for its free virtual “Prelude to Tucson” session in February. Videos and artistic pieces may be submitted in English or Spanish.
Deadline: January 20, 2021 | aaplac.org/conference

Brooklyn Public Library
Black American Library Card Project
In celebration of Juneteenth 2021, BPL and Community Board 3 will launch a limited-edition library card honoring Black culture. The artist of the selected design will receive a $2,000 stipend for their work.
Deadline: January 31, 2021 | bklynlibrary.org/black-american-library-card

The Bergman Prize
The winner will receive $10,000 for their first or second collection of poetry as well as a publishing contract, a fall book launch at McNally Jackson in NYC, a summer residency in Southern Italy, and more. 
Deadline: March 1, 2021 | changes.press/The-Bergman-Prize-2

Porto Design Biennale 2021
Open Call for Projects
Designers and cultural agents are invited to present projects that enrich PDB’21’s theme, Alter-Realities: Designing the Present, via exhibitions, events, workshops, discussions, publishing, and more.
Deadline: January 17, 2021 | portodesignbiennale.pt

Salima Magazine
Open Call for Submissions
For its second issue, the magazine is dedicating its pages to the thoughts, art, and musings of BIPOC youth. Submissions can take a variety of formats, including reviews, visual art, writing, and more.
Deadline: January 17, 2021 | airtable.com

Wienwoche Festival for Art and Activism
2021 Open Call
The 10th edition of this (post-)migrant, queer-feminist festival seeks to rethink today’s concept of “normality” from a present, past, and future perspective. Funding for projects ranges from €1,500 (~$1,800) to €15,000 (~$18,000).
Deadline: January 22, 2021 | wienwoche.org

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