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
Fulcrum Fund COVID Relief Grants
New Mexico-based visual artists can apply for $1,000 grants to pay for essentials. Artist-run or alternative art spaces focused on visual arts can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support their operations.
Deadline: April 2, 2021 | 516arts.org
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Residents explore the creative potential of industrial materials and techniques during three months spent at either the Kohler Co. Pottery or Foundry to develop work in ceramic, cast iron, and brass. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: March 14, 2021 | artsindustry.org
Summer/Fall Visual Arts Residency
The application is open to LGBTQ+ visual artists working in a variety of forms ranging from digital and new media to traditional mediums. The resident will be awarded a Brooklyn studio for six months to complete a project or series of works.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: May 19, 2021 | velvetparkmedia.com
This program gives creative individuals the opportunity to explore their passion and process by focusing on a personal project for one year. Residents receive a full salary, health benefits, and more. Artists can also apply to Adobe’s Community Fund for the chance to receive grants or paid commissions of up to $5,000.
Deadline: March 14, 2021 | adobe.com
Bethany Arts Community
Fall 2021 Residencies
BAC offers 12-day residencies to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works in progress. Artists working across most disciplines are eligible to apply.
Deadline: April 15, 2021 | bethanyarts.org
Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
Spring 2022 Practitioner Fellows
Artists, media makers, and writers whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the US can apply for this virtual fellowship, which includes a $10,000 stipend plus up to $1,500 each in research/project funds.
Deadline: March 31, 2021 | brown.edu
Fire Island Artist Residency
Poetry and Visual Arts Residencies
Five emerging artists who identify as LGBTQ+ will share a live/work space in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, for a four-week program in which leaders in contemporary art provide mentorship and public lectures.
Application Fee: $40
Deadline: April 2, 2021 | fireislandartistresidency.org
James Gallery at CUNY
Ethics and Labor in Art History Workshop
Art history graduate students can apply to join this two-day convening on the state of the field, employment conditions, and the ethical transgressions and future directions of the discipline. Participants will receive a $100 stipend.
Deadline: March 15, 2021 | centerforthehumanities.org
Emerging Voices Fellowship
Twelve fellows will receive an honorarium of $1,000 as part of a five-month immersive mentorship program for early-career writers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the publishing world.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: March 17, 2021 | pen.org
Studio Museum in Harlem
Three emerging artists of African or Afro-Latinx descent working in any media will receive institutional guidance, professional development, research support, and a $20,000 stipend paid biweekly over the eleven-month residency.
Deadline: April 19, 2021 | studiomuseum.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
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
Session Open Call
Selected artists will receive a project stipend, artist’s fee, mentorship, and approximately two months to transform Recess into a hybrid of a productive studio space and dynamic exhibition platform.
Deadline: April 10, 2021 | recessart.org
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Memories So Fair and Bright
Kimetha Vanderveen’s paintings are about the interaction of materiality and light, the bond between the palpable and ephemeral world in which we live.
Artists Contemplate Sovereignty in Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2024 International Thematic Residency focuses on what sovereignty means for artists from across the world.
When I Am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly
Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano explore the myths of the American Dream at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
How Did Early Modern European Craftspeople Pass On Their Knowledge?
A new book about object making critically examines a written history of working with materials.
Dual Portrait of Old Master Rachel Ruysch Holds a Trove of Secrets
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just acquired the rare painting, which depicts the Dutch artist at work surrounded by her signature flora.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
Did Van Gogh’s Disdain for the Eiffel Tower Inspire “Starry Night”?
Art historian James Hall argues that van Gogh replaced the Eiffel Tower with a towering cypress tree and its inaugural light shows with the night sky.
Greek Museum Welcomes Dogs For World Stray Animal Day
Furry friends and their pawrents can visit Athens’s National Museum of Contemporary Art for free this weekend.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
Ai Weiwei Recreates Monet’s “Water Lilies” Using 650,000 LEGOS
It’s the artist’s largest LEGO artwork to date.
Did a Simpsons Episode Predict the Florida “David” Outrage?
The episode, which aired 30 years ago, made a dark prediction about conservative politics in 2023.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Sadaf Padder presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
I’m a Florida Drag Queen and I’m Scared
I’m truly at a loss for what to do for work and what kind of life I can expect to live.