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Grants & Awards
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
Manhattan Arts Grants
Calling Manhattan-based artists and cultural organizations! Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s grant opportunities provide funding for public projects and presentations in 2022.
Deadline: September 14, 2021 | lmcc.net
Common Field 2021 Convening
Sustaining Futures Support Grant
Those who need financial assistance to attend the 2021 Convening can apply for unrestricted funding to offset costs associated with barriers to virtual attendance along with free registration.
Deadline: August 12, 2021 | commonfield.org
Carmignac Photojournalism Award
This €50,000 (~$59,000) award will provide support for a photojournalistic project documenting the volatile social crisis currently happening in Venezuela. Photographers of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
Deadline: October 18, 2021 | fondationcarmignac.com
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
LACE Lightning Fund – Artist Recovery Grants
A total of 50 grants of $1,500 each will be awarded to applicants who are residents of LA County, are at least 18 years of age, and are experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.
Deadline: August 9, 2021 | welcometolace.org
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 3): August 10, 2021 | nyfa.org
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
Call for Artists-in-Residence: Democracy
Urbano Project is seeking Artists-in-Residence (AiRs) for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022. Each AiR will receive a $5,000 stipend for their work on a Youth or Community Art Project and a solo project.
Deadline: August 10, 2021 | urbanoproject.org
Arts Initiative Open Call
The Wallace Foundation is launching a $53 million initiative focused on arts organizations of color. Organizations selected for the first cohort will each receive five years of funding totaling approximately $2–3 million.
Deadline: August 13, 2021 | wallacefoundation.org
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
Gulf Coast is accepting entries for the 2021 Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing, judged by Jenna Wortham. First place will be awarded $3,000 while two runners-up will each receive $1,000. Gulf Coast will feature the winning essay in its printed journal and consider the runners-up for publication.
Deadline: August 31, 2021 | gulfcoastmag.org
Oregon Arts Commission & Oregon State University
Arts & Education Complex Request for Qualifications
Up to three finalists will make the shortlist for this $390,000 commission, each of whom will receive $2,000 in design fees to generate project proposals. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: August 20, 2021 | oregonartscommission.org
Incentive Prize for Young Art Critics
Early to mid-career art critics from Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, or Turkey are invited to submit one essay; three winners will be announced at the AICA-International Turkey Congress in November 2021.
Deadline: September 15, 2021 | aicainternational.news
Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community
Lesbian, bi, queer, trans artists/critics/curators/creatives from Europe and Central Asia can submit to EL*C’s inaugural lesbian arts festival (works from beyond this scope will also be considered). All art mediums are welcome.
Deadline: August 20, 2021 | lesbiennale.art
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