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

Andy Warhol Foundation
Arts Writers Grant
Starting April 14, emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art are eligible for grants ranging from $15,000–$50,000 to support their articles, books, and short-form writing.
Deadline: May 19, 2021 | artswriters.org

Firelight Media
William Greaves Fund
Mid-career nonfiction filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the US and filmmakers in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia can apply for up to $40,000.
Deadline: May 1, 2021 | firelightmedia.tv

Jerome Foundation
Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production & Artist Development Grants
This program provides early-career filmmakers residing in Minnesota with either a Production Grant of up to $30,000 for all stages of production or an Artist Development Grant of up to $7,000.
Deadline: April 21, 2021 | jeromefdn.org

Newark Arts
Emergency Fund for Individual Artists
Individual artists residing in Newark, New Jersey, whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for a need-based mini-grant of $1,000.
Deadline: April 9, 2021 | newarkarts.org

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
Oak Spring Garden Foundation
2022 Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
This fellowship will be granted to an early career artist with remarkable promise for contributing to a deeper understanding of the natural world and humankind’s place in it. The award includes a $10,000 grant and a 2–8 week stay at OSGF.
Deadline: July 15, 2021 | osgf.org

Featured Opportunity
Velvetpark Media
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

Fall 2021 Fellowships
MacDowell accepts applications from artists working in architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts; travel grants and need-based stipends are available.
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: April 15, 2021 | macdowell.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

Wassaic Project
2021-2022 Winder Residency Program
Applications are open for individual artists, collaborative teams, and groups of two or more opting to live together for a period of three to six months. The program also offers residencies for artists and their families.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: May 5, 2021 | wassaicproject.org

Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
Museum of Craft and Design
Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism
Artists and craftspeople ages 18+ can submit work to this juried exhibition highlighting those who work at the intersection of craft and activism. The winner will receive $1,000, the runner-up $500, and third place $250. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $5
Deadline: May 31, 2021 | sfmcd.org

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
The Kintsugi Spirit
JACCC invites artists of all creative disciplines to interpret kintsugi, the Japanese philosophy of “golden repair,” and showcase their art through a final video. Up to five selected artists will receive $2,000.
Deadline: April 30, 2021 | jaccc.org

Mural Arts Philadelphia
The GIANT Company Mural Project
Artists or artist teams who have experience in public art and/or community engagement can apply to create a permanent mural in Philadelphia about food and racial justice. The total project budget is $88,000.
Deadline: April 19, 2021 | muralarts.org

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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