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
Hyundai Motor Group
VH Award for Emerging Asian Media Artists
Five shortlisted artists will each receive a $25,000 production grant and the opportunity to participate in online residency programs with Eyebeam. The Grand Prix winner will receive an additional $25,000. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: March 18, 2021 (midnight March 19 KST) | vhaward.com
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
2021 Individual Support Grant
Twelve 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 26, 2021 | gottliebfoundation.org
2022 Creative Capital Awards
Artists, collectives, and collaborations working in all disciplines can submit bold new project ideas for the chance to win up to $50,000 in funding, plus counsel and career development services.
Deadline: March 1, 2021 | creative-capital.org
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Cultural Capital Funding
Members of the Cultural Institutions Group and NYC cultural nonprofits who have received a CDF panel recommendation through the DCLA Program Services Unit in one of the past four fiscal years are eligible to request funding for projects.
Deadline: February 25, 2021 | nyc.gov
Sharjah Art Foundation
2021 Short Film Production Grant
Filmmakers and video artists can win funding for a short film to premiere at the Sharjah Film Platform festival. Recipients share a total of $30,000; the monetary amount and number of awardees will be determined as needed.
Deadline: March 7, 2021 | sharjahart.org
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
2021 School of Art Residency Program
Enjoy five weeks of workshops, 24-hour private studio access, critical discourse, one-on-one time with faculty members and visiting artists, and a rare opportunity to experiment freely. Funding available. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: March 2, 2021 | art.chq.org
2021 Accelerator Program
Four spaces are open for this 12-week accelerator in Milwaukee, WI, which comes with a $15,000 grant. Three spots are reserved for applicants from the area, while the fourth is open to visual artists anywhere in the US. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: March 27, 2021 | gener8torart.com
The School of Infinite Rehearsals
Onassis AiR invites applications for The School of Infinite Rehearsals (V-VIII), September 2021–June 2022 in Athens, exploring two research topics we find urgent to address: governance and economies. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 26, 2021 | onassis.org
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
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. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 15, 2021 | thestudioprogram.com/apply
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
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
2022 Spring Artists-in-Residence Program
While residents do have to pay a fee of $750 for five weeks at the ranch, two of each term’s 14 residencies are fully-funded fellowships awarded by the jury panel.
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: February 15, 2021 | andersonranch.org
Bay Area Video Coalition
2021 MediaMaker Fellowship
This 10-month-long program supports the development of documentary projects that are nearing post-production. Each Fellow will receive $10,000 as well as professional mentorship, strategy sessions, and more.
Application Fee: BAVC Membership ($10/year, but if cost is a financial barrier, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a waiver)
Deadline: February 14, 2021 | bavc.org/mediamaker
Open Society Foundations
Soros Justice Media Fellowships
Up to $85,000 is available for writers, journalists, artists, filmmakers, and individuals with distinctive voices to fund projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important US criminal justice issues.
Deadline: February 17, 2021 | opensocietyfoundations.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
2021–2022 International Open Call
Accepting 500-word proposals for group exhibitions presented online and anywhere in the world in 2021–2022. Four winners receive budgets of up to $11,000. Those with a compelling exhibition idea are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: March 1, 2021 | apexart.org/opencalls
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
CUE Art Foundation
2022 Solo Exhibition Open Call
Emerging and under-recognized artists will receive resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2022, including a $5,000 honorarium, mentor support from an established artist or curator on the jury, and more.
Application Fee: $15/Free for members
Deadline: March 12, 2021 | cueartfoundation.org
Fix, Grist’s solutions lab, is looking to publish 12 climate-fiction short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress by writers from anywhere in the world. $8,700 in prizes is available.
Deadline: April 12, 2021 | grist.org/fix
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