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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

Artadia Awards
2021 Houston Awards
Visual artists and collectives at any stage in their career who have lived and worked within Harris County for a minimum of two years can apply for unrestricted funds of $10,000.
Deadline: October 16, 2021 |

Firelight Media
Homegrown Future Visions
Eight emerging BIPOC filmmakers in the American Midwest will receive $35,000 to produce an eight to 10 minute non-fiction short film for Firelight’s new regional shorts initiative.
Deadline: October 29, 2021 |

Fondation Carmignac
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 |

New England Foundation for the Arts
Public Art for Spatial Justice Grants
Ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, these grants for Massachusetts-based artists or collectives aim to support public art that helps us see, feel, experience, and imagine spatial justice.
Deadline: October 18, 2021 |

New York Foundation for the Arts
Recharge New Surrealist Prize
Painters living in the United States and US Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style are eligible for this $7,000 award, funded by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation.
Deadline: October 19, 2021 |

VIA Art Fund
Artistic Production Grants
Intended to support new commissions that best exemplify VIA Art Fund’s core values of artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement, these grants range from $25,000 to $100,000.
Deadline: October 25, 2021 |

Wherewithal Grants
Visual artists in the Washington, DC area can apply for $5,000 collaborative research or project grants for 2022, depending on what best supports their practice at this time. Up to 12 grants will be awarded.
Deadline: October 18, 2021 |

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
Currier Museum of Art
Artists with a history of community engagement can apply for this social practice residency, which comes with a stipend, travel allowance, materials budget, and housing in a fully furnished home in Manchester, NH.
Deadline: December 1, 2021 |

Featured Opportunity
Art Residency at the Dump
Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers residents a $1,000 stipend, studio space, and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: October 31, 2021 |

Governors Island
Organizations in Residence
Qualifying nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the 2022 programming season. Those selected will receive access to indoor programming space in one of the island’s historic houses, plus adjacent outdoor space.
Deadline: October 29, 2021 |

Green Box
Artist in Residence Program
A variety of residencies in 2022 are open for application, including one for a music commission and one for a billboard display, as well as open project and exchange-based residencies.
Deadline: October 15, 2021 |

Metropolitan Museum of Art
2022–2023 Met Fellowship Program
Over 50 year-long fellowships will be awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals. Funding ranges from $42,000 to over $60,000, with additional travel stipends available.
Deadline: November 5 and December 3, 2021, depending on the fellowship |

Squeaky Wheel
Spring 2022 Workspace Residency
This two-week project-based residency in Buffalo, New York provides $1,000 in artist fees and stipends, as well as up to $700 in financial assistance for childcare and/or disability support.
Deadline: October 15, 2021 |

Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
National Liberty Museum
This Is My Home Open Call
Individual artists and collaborative groups are invited to share their histories, experiences, and hopes for the future inside a fabricated “home.” All mediums are welcome. Artists will receive a stipend of up to $2,500.
Deadline: November 21, 2021 |

Featured Opportunity
Walter Foster Publishing
“Win a Book Deal” Contest
Artists of all disciplines have the opportunity to win a book deal with Walter Foster Publishing. Aspiring authors can submit entries in drawing, painting, craft, and other art. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: December 31, 2021 |

Space Foundation
International Student Art Contest
Student artists (ages three to 18) worldwide can submit original drawings, paintings, mixed media, or digital work to this annual contest. The 2022 theme is “Living, Working, and Playing on the Moon.”
Deadline: January 19, 2022 |

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Correction 10/8/21 3:25pm EST: The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts, rather than the Recharge Foundation, as stated in an earlier version of this article.

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