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Grants & Awards
2021 Foundwork Artist Prize
Two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with this year’s distinguished jurors: Vanessa Carlos, Qu Chang, Bridget Donahue, Cédric Fauq, Thomas Lawson, Thiago de Paula Souza.
Application Fee: Foundwork Membership ($4/month, cancel any time)
Deadline: October 10, 2021 | foundwork.art/artist-prize
Harlem Entrepreneurial Microgrant Initiative
The Apollo is partnering with 125th Street Business Improvement District and the Harlem Commonwealth Council to distribute 20 $1,000 micro-grants to local merchants and organizations that define the culture and vitality of Harlem.
Deadline: June 30, 2021 | apollotheaters.org
Practicing artists living in the US and its territories who are facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 can apply for $5,000 grants from Artist Relief.
Deadline: June 23, 2021 | artistrelief.org
Canadian Women Artists’ Award
Visual Arts and Media & Design Awards
These two $5,000 awards are designed to provide financial support to emerging or early-career women-identifying artists who have Canadian citizenship and currently reside in New York State.
Deadline: June 9, 2021 | nyfa.org
Interchange Artist Grant
Interchange will award $20,000 in direct project support, plus professional development retreats and mentoring, to 16 artists with socially engaged creative practices in the Mid-America Arts Alliance region.
Deadline: July 5, 2021 | interchangeartistgrant.art
This $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, supports visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes. Four selected finalists will receive $1,250.
Deadline: June 30, 2021 | queer-art.org
New York Foundation for the Arts
The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
This program will provide unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 to visual, media, music, performing, and literary artists with a disability who live in NYC and have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 15, 2021 | nyfa.org
National Museum of the American Indian
The prospective director must possess deep knowledge of Native Peoples’ histories and cultures and be able to frame those histories and experiences as part of the broader story that impacts America and the world in profound ways.
Deadline: June 29, 2021 | usajobs.gov
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
Loghaven Artist Residency
2022 & 2023 Residencies
All resident artists at this retreat-model residency receive a living stipend as well as a travel and freight reimbursement. Sessions last between two and eight weeks. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $20
Deadline: July 15, 2021 | loghaven.org/apply
2021 Convening Open Call
Common Field seeks proposals for engaging and interactive sessions that include workshops, future-oriented strategizing, and field reports that facilitate value-driven discussions, tools, and skill sharing.
Application Fee: Common Field Membership (free for 2021)
Deadline: June 11, 2021 | commonfield.org
This 18-month fellowship supports filmmakers in the US from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities who are working on their first or second feature-length documentary film with a $15,000 grant and more.
Deadline: June 15, 2021 | firelightmedia.tv
Letras Boricuas Fellowships
30 Puerto Rican writers — 15 in 2021 and 15 in 2022 — will each be awarded $25,000 in unrestricted funds as part of a new opportunity developed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund.
Deadline: June 20, 2021 | flamboyanfoundation.org
Journalism Fellowships for Curators
Five curators will each receive a $5,000 grant to contribute two articles to Hyperallergic, participate in an online event, and produce an email exhibition based on research. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 30, 2021 | hyperallergic.com
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Public Artists in Residence (PAIR)
PAIR is a municipal residency program that embeds artists in NYC government to propose and implement creative solutions to pressing civic challenges. Each of the three selected artists will receive $40,000.
Deadline: June 27, 2021 | nyc.gov
The Joy of Giving Something
JGS Fellowship for Photography
New York State-based photographers (and artists whose practice involves photographic techniques) who don’t live in NYC are invited to apply for this $7,000 unrestricted cash grant. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 30, 2021 | nyfa.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
Spring/Break Art Show
Spring/Break 2021 is accepting curatorial applications for its tenth NYC edition, which will take place this fall. The theme of the show is “Hearsay:Heresy.”
Application Fee: $100
Deadline: July 1, 2021 | springbreakartshow.com
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In 1850, when Dr. Robert W. Gibbes commissioned J. T. Zealy to make daguerreotypes of persons held in slavery in and around Columbia, South Carolina, for Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz to use in support of his theory that African people were a separate species, daguerreotypes were at the height of fashion.
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Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
As a scholar of African American history and photography whose work has focused on the status of violent images in museums and archives, I fully support the validity of Ms. Tamara Lanier’s claim and the amicus brief.
The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, Delia, Drana, Alfred, Jack, George Fassena, and Jem remained in an unused storage cabinet until 1975, when it was discovered by an employee of the Peabody Museum.
I am writing in support of the amicus curiae brief submitted by Professor Ariella Aïsha Azoulay of Brown University for the full restitution of the daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, currently held by Harvard University, to their familial descendant, Tamara Lanier.