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
Capricious Photo Award
One photographer will receive the resources and editorial support to produce a limited edition book. Resources include access to Capricious’s in-house design and editing team, plus international distribution.
Deadline: December 1, 2021 | contests.picter.com
In partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, Instagram will award three $10,000 grants to aspiring Black designers ages 18–30, and one $100,000 grant to a small, Black-led design business no more than 10 years old.
Deadline: July 16, 2021 | instagram.com
New York City Artist Corps
City Artist Corps Grants
The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3,000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across NYC’s five boroughs. Artists working in any discipline are eligible. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline (Cycle 2): July 20, 2021 | nyfa.org
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
Association of Art Museum Curators
AAMC Foundation Mentorship Program
Open to nonprofit curators with six to nine years of experience, the program provides opportunities to advance professional development, investigate issues in the field, cultivate peer bonds, and develop a relationship with a mentor. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: July 8, 2021 | artcurators.org
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
SHIFT: A Residency for Arts Workers
NYC-based artists who are also arts workers are eligible for this cohort-focused residency for professional development and creative practices. Residents will receive a $1,000 honorarium and more.
Deadline: July 25, 2021 | projectspace-efanyc.org
Franconia Sculpture Park
Four residencies for artists and writers are open for application, including an Artist Family Residency for parents with children ages 8–18. All provide stipends of varying amounts, among other benefits.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: August 1, 2021 | franconia.org
2021 National Artist Residency
The selected artist will develop a project inspired by the museum’s collection, receiving a $2,500 honorarium, stipends for travel and materials, an apartment and studio space in downtown Las Vegas, and more.
Deadline: July 11, 2021 | neonmuseum.org
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Emerging and mid-career artists based in the Greater Los Angeles area have the opportunity to receive $15,000, a studio at the Quinn Emanuel LA office, an exhibition, and more over a three-month period.
Deadline: July 13, 2021 | quinnemanuel.com
Women’s Studio Workshop
Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency
Artists who are interested in working with local students while creating their own work can apply for this subsidized residency. Applicants must be able to teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking.
Deadline: August 1, 2021 | wsworkshop.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College
29th Emerald Coast National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
MKAC will award a total of $3,500 in prizes, which includes $1,000 for the Best-in-Show winner (who will also get a solo show in the Holzhauer Gallery during the 2022 Emerald Coast National exhibition).
Application Fee: $35 for three entries
Deadline: July 12, 2021 | mattiekellyartscenter.org
The Future Art Writers Awards
$2,000 grants awarded to two (2) art writers that submit an abstract on an essay/review/feature that they propose writing on the Future Art Awards Virtual Exhibition and theme: Re-Imagining Democracy.
Deadline: July 15, 2021 | mozaikphilanthropy.org
Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation
Photographers, artists, and publishers can submit photobooks under three categories for the chance to be selected for exhibition at Paris Photo. The winner of the First PhotoBook Prize will also receive $10,000.
Application Fee: $20–$60, depending on date submitted and category entered
Deadline: September 10, 2021 | contests.picter.com
2022 Sunroom Project Space
NY-area emerging artists can submit proposals to develop a site-specific project as a solo exhibition at Wave Hill. The four selected artists will each receive $2,000, exhibition support, and professional development.
Deadline: August 1, 2021 | wavehill.org
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