Manierre Dawson, “Steps” (1907), oil on canvas (image courtesy Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Gedo, 1978)

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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Graduate Programs

Organized by geographic regions, a list of arts-related graduate programs to explore and apply to before deadlines close in early 2022. Read more on Hyperallergic.

Grants & Awards

Get Ready Grants
Artists working in craft disciplines are eligible for grants of up to $500 to help safeguard their studios, protect their careers, and prepare for emergencies. 40 grants will be awarded this cycle.
Deadline: February 22, 2022 |

Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
2022 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award & Exhibition Research Grant
The curator selected for the Exhibition Award will receive up to $200,000. Exhibition Research Grants provide two curators with $10,000 each for research completed before May 2024. Applicants can apply to both.
Deadline: February 25, 2022 |

Franklin Furnace
2022–23 Franklin Furnace Fund
Early career artists based anywhere in the world can apply for grants ranging between $2,000–$10,000 to support the production of new major performance art works. Those selected must present their work in NYC.
Deadline: April 1, 2022 |

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists
This program awards early career Native artists one-year grants of $10,000 to assist in the development and realization of new projects. NACF also provides professional development, marketing support, and more.
Deadline: March 16, 2022 |

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
2022/2023 BRIClab Residencies
BRIClab provides NYC artists with essential resources, mentorships, and opportunities to share their work. This multidisciplinary program has cohorts in Contemporary Art, Film & TV, Performing Arts, and Video Art. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $6
Deadline: March 10, 2022 |

Featured Opportunity
Chautauqua Institution
2022 School of Art Residency Program
Funding is available for Chautauqua’s residency program, which enables artists to pause their daily life and join in conversation, collaborative thinking, and experimentation. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $30
Deadline: March 2, 2022 |

Featured Opportunity
Millay Arts
Core Residency: August–November 2022
Selected by a blind jury, groups of six or seven multidisciplinary artists will enjoy fully-subsidized month-long residencies that include groceries, chef-prepared communal dinners, and private bedrooms and studios.
Application Fee: $40 priority, $60 late
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2022 | Late Deadline: March 8, 2022 |

Featured Opportunity
Curatorial and Studio Fellowships
Each year, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program in New Haven, CT. Fellows receive studio or office space, subsidized housing, and a stipend. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 21, 2022 |

Featured Opportunity
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
2022–2023 Residencies
Now accepting applications for its 2022–2023 residency period, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free studio space to 17 visual artists for yearlong residencies in Brooklyn, New York. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 15, 2022 |

Galveston Artist Residency
GAR awards three artist-in-residence fellowships a year. For 10 months, from October through July, each artist receives 24/7 access to studio space, an apartment nearby, and a monthly stipend of $1,100.
Deadline: March 19, 2022 |

Vera List Center
2022–2024 Vera List Center Fellowships
Five fellows will receive $15,000 research stipends to support scholarly and creative work that critically engages with VLC’s 2022–2024 focus theme: Correction*. The fellowship is part-time and non-residential.
Deadline: March 13, 2022 |

Open Calls for Art & Writing

Featured Opportunity
2022–23 International Open Call
Those interested in curating an idea-based group exhibition located anywhere in the world can submit a 500-word proposal to apexart, which will award five winners with $11,000 plus full staff support.
Deadline: March 1, 2022 |

Amnesty International and the Center for Victims of Torture
Guantánamo 20th Anniversary Youth Poster Contest
Artists below the age of 30 can submit designs for a poster calling for the close of Guantánamo Bay. The winning design will be widely used in Amnesty and CVT campaigns, with the artist receiving $1,000. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 9, 2022 |

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Governors Island Winter Ice Sculpture Show
10 artists will receive $2,000 plus tools and production materials, and will be matched with a professional ice carver from the Queens-based collective Okamoto Studio to complete their sculpture on the day of the show. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: February 9, 2022 |

MTA Arts & Design
Call for Artists: Penn Station Access
The MTA is commissioning site-specific permanent artwork for four new ADA accessible stations in the East Bronx at Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester/Van Nest, and Hunts Point.
Deadline: March 4, 2022 |

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