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23 Open Calls and Residency Opportunities for Artists

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OPEN CALLS, January/February 2018

IEA’s Experimental Project Residency Program, Alfred, NY, United States

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The IEA’s Experimental Project Residency Program will support an artist with a one or two week residency, an artist stipend, travel, lodging, technology access, materials, and technical assistance. Artists have access to a combination of emerging, contemporary, and historical media arts tools and materials, many unique and not ordinarily available in a studio setting. Artists will have access to state-of-the-art digital arts facilities. The resident artists have 24 hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment as well as scheduled access to additional video and sound studios. To be eligible for this residency you must be a New York State resident. Currently enrolled students are not eligible.

For more information on how to apply, please visit iea.alfred.edu.


Portuguese Emerging Art 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The EMERGE Cultural Association’s mission is to promote contemporary art and, in particular, the work of emerging artists. The book PEA2018 (Portuguese Emerging Art 2018) meets this mission. The second edition of PEA2018 will be a project that is based on a philosophy of projection of all artistic praxis in the universe of plastic arts, digital art/new media art, artistic ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, painting, sound art, and video art, divulging what is best done by the hands of emerging Portuguese artists in and out of doors.

For information on how to apply, please visit pea2018.emergeart.agency.


Public Art for Sawmill Community, Albuquerque, NM, United States

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Albuquerque Arts Board and its Sawmill Art Selection Committee have initiated a national open competition, to commission a large-scale, site-specific outdoor work of art for the Sawmill Community Land Trust, located near Albuquerque’s Old Town/Museum District. This call is open to all qualified artists/artist teams, with at least one member residing in the United States.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.cabq.gov.


MTA Railroad Call for Images, New York, NY, United States

Deadline: January 16, 2018

MTA Arts & Design seeks images of artists’ previous work to review in consideration for a new Percent for Art project to be fabricated in durable materials to be determined, such as metal. An approved favricator will be translating the final artwork design into the identified medium, therefore an artist’s prior experience, or lack thereof, with these materials will not be taken into consideration when reviewing images. The budget for design and fabrication of the artwork for the station is to be determined, including an artist fee of up to 20% of the final art project cost. As part of this fee, the selected artist will be required to submit a budget, produce completed designs, select a fabricator and oversee the fabrication and installation of the artwork, with project management by MTA Arts & Design. Artists must be available to work in New York during the required design and construction period (2018—2019).

For more information on how to apply, please visit web.mta.info.


Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibiton, Wayne, NJ, United States

Deadline: January 17, 2018

Since 2001, the University Galleries at William Paterson University has organized an annual juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print media and book art. One artist will be selected to have a future solo exhibition at the University Galleries. Open to all artists residing in the United States. Works must have been completed within the past two years (2016 – 2018) and may not exceed 60 inches.

For more information on how to apply, please visit ink-press-repeat.artcall.org.


International Summer Program at The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, United States

Deadline: January 17, 2018

Each July and August, approximately 60-100 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY site. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to observe the development and performance methodologies of Robert Wilson and his collaborators; to work with established professionals in the international performing arts world; to forge relationships with artists from a broad range of experience levels and disciplines; to develop networks of US and international professional contacts; and to investigate what it means to be a “global artist.” The Summer Program participants receive access to an extensive collection of resources including daily meetings with Robert Wilson and opportunities to propose and develop new work for public presentation during The Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction and Discover Watermill Day. Participants will also have an opportunity to audition for Robert Wilson’s summer staging rehearsals and to take part in workshops with his collaborators. There is a $10 application fee.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.watermillcenter.org.


Muse Salentine Artist Residency, Alessano, Italy

Deadline: January 20, 2018

Muse Salentine is a non-profit cultural association based in Alessano, Lecce. The residency will take place in July in Alessano, and come to an end in an informal exhibition of work to coincide with the festival’s mid-summer concerts. Typically, these evening concerts are attended by an average of 100 guests at a time, and there will be three to four concerts scheduled for the first part of the festival, which generally sits on the end of July and start of August.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.transartists.org.


Push The Button Call, Genoa, Italy

Deadline: January 20, 2018

Push the Button On Off Gallery is a space created with the aim of promoting new artists working in the digital field, inviting them to reflect on ever-changing themes. The call invites artists to think about the consequences resulting from a simple action such as pushing a button. The most representative work of the theme will be physically realized using the buttons of the Fratelli Bonfanti’s company (www.bonfantifratelli.com) and shown as a temporary installation in the month of February 2018 in the city of Genoa, Italy. Proposals must be a digital image with a 1:1 aspect ratio, 300 dpi resolution, max 20 MB, jpeg format, using no more than 10 colors with monochromatic color fields. In addition to other application materials.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.callfor.org.


Küntslerhaus Büschenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria

Deadline: January 26, 2018

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a post-graduate center for production, research, exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. Within the framework of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, the Künstlerhaus provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. At the same time, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen offers a forum for direct exchange between professionals – artists, theoreticians, critics, and curators – from the region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local interested audiences. Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is affiliated with the Tyrolean Artists’ Association, the major association of visual artists from the region.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.buchsenhausen.at.


New Poetics of Labor, Medellin, Colombia

Deadline: January 26, 2018

New Poetics of Labor aims to create opportunities for artists/workers to have a dialogue through experimental exhibitions in spaces where production takes place. We are inviting artists and writers to submit works for our upcoming exhibition and publication, which will open and launch in March 2018. New Poetics of Labor welcomes submissions from mid-career and emerging artists working in any of the following mediums: photography, painting, video, poetry, drawing, experimental writing, collage, sound, and performance. The work should interpret, relate to, or reflect on the concept of labor and what it means today in an artist’s personal life or broader community.

For more information on how to apply, please visit newpoeticsoflabor.com.


The Art House, Wakefield, United Kingdom

Deadline: January 26, 2018 (5 PM)

The Art House is seeking proposals from artists who would like to take up one of three supported residencies at our purpose built studios in Wakefield to help them develop and extend their practice. We welcome proposals from artists working in all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, artists’ moving image, live art, crafts, design, architecture, site-specific, socially engaged and interdisciplinary practices. If you are successful then an initial conversation will explore your aspirations for this programme, and what other support may be needed and available from the Art House and its partners/associates.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.curatorspace.com.


Montello Foundation, Manhattan, NY, United States

Deadline: January 28, 2018

The artist retreat at the Montello Foundation is meant to be a retreat from the urban environment. It will provide a new perspective for residents’ work and give residents space and time for undisturbed experimentation and reflection. A building designed with a large shading roof under which there are two distinct spaces: one space for the bodily needs: eating; sleeping; washing, and a stove for the cold desert nights, and a second space for work: for writing; painting; drawing; studying, a space for the first tests of new ideas. There is a $15 application fee to apply.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.montellofoundation.org.


Africa’s Out, New York, NY, United States

Deadline: January 31, 2018

AFRICA’S OUT! (AO!) is deeply committed to socially engaged art and artists, and seeks an artist who can demonstrate a commitment to their practice. AO! Is seeking propsals for a studio residency in NYC. Successful artists will be granted a studio space, living space and $5,000 cash award for food, travel and materials. Artists have 24-hour-access to the studio and are expected to work consistently in the studio (aiming for a minimum of thirty hours per week), and participate in at least two open studios and in AO! programming events. At the end of the residency, the artist will present their work to a selected group of artists, curators, gallerists and museum professionals. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age.

For more information on how to apply, please visit: africasout.submittable.com.


Good Hart Artist Residency, Good Hart, MI, United States

Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Good Hart Residency Program in offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides artists with a live/work studio space, food, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The residency works in partnership with several local community organizations including; the Crooked Tree Art Center, Harbor Inc., and the Little Traverse Conservancy.

For more information on how to apply, please visit: 2018goodhartartistresidency.artcall.org.


Emmanuel College Artist in Residence, Boston, MA, United States

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer from mid June to mid August. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. The Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus.

For more information on how to apply, please visit form.jotform.com.


Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, MA, United States

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. 10 writers, 10 visual artists.
Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. A historic fishing port, Provincetown is situated at the tip of Cape Cod in an area of spectacular natural beauty, surrounded by miles of dunes and National Seashore beaches.

For more information on how to apply, please visit web.fawc.org.


Studio Painting Residency at Con Artist Collective, Manhattan, NY, United States

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The residency program at Con Artist Collective offers 24/7 studio access to artists for just $300/month. The program runs 2 months, but artists may extend their time in the studio past their exclusive exhibition show should they choose. We ask our members that are enjoying success, or doing interesting and innovative work to jury our regular pool of applicants for exceptional talent. During the 60 days in the studio each of the jurors (usually 3 per cycle) to sit down with participating artist for exclusive feedback sessions. After 60 days in the studio, 3 feedback sessions with jurors, and an exclusive showcase, residents may continue their access to the studio as they see fit, or move on to the next thing while staying connected to the collective via a 6-month coupon code that waives their $5/month dues for 6 whole months.

For more information on how to apply, please visit conartistnyc.com.


The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists, Baltimore, MD, United States

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions.  The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.mica.edu.


Be a Part of a Book: Later Artists Careers

Deadline: February 3, 2018

Would you like to be a part of a book? We are looking for artists over the age of 40 to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation and mixed media.

For more information on how to apply, please visit theartguide.com.


Monumental Women, Manhattan, NY, United States

Deadline: February 14, 2018

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc. (The Statue Fund) is commissioning and endowing a monument in Central Park honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pioneers in the battle for Woman Suffrage and the movement for women’s rights. The creation of this monument representing real women will mark the first time in the 164-year history of Central Park that women’s contributions to this city, state, and nation will be commemorated in statue form. With support from the NYC Parks Department and the Central Park Conservancy, the site for this monument is in The Mall of Central Park. This location will ensure that many of the 42 million people who visit Central Park each year will become more aware of a history that fully and fairly includes the important roles women have played in it.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.monumentalwomen.org.


Cooper Union Artist Residency, Manhattan, NY, United States

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Cooper Union is pleased to offer four professional artist residencies within the Summer Art Intensive Program.  The fellowships will be given to outstanding visual artists who will spend one month, June 28 – August 1, on-campus developing a new project in the Painting and Drawing department.  The residency, which began in 1993, was created to support teaching artists whose professional practice in action would contribute to the education of the summer program pre-college students. The residency provides spacious, sky lit professional studios, and an exhibition honoring the residents’ work. The exhibition will be organized by the Cooper Union immediately following the residency in conjunction with the pre-college program.  On site studio activity and exhibition participation is required. Please note, access to the woodshop, darkroom, and printmaking facilities will not be available. The artists in residence will be invited to present their work to the summer program students and faculty, and may participate in guest lectures, critiques, and other events.

For more information on how to apply, please visit cooper.edu.


Pratt Studio Residency Program, Manhattan, NY, United States

Deadline: February 15, 2018 (5 PM)

Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts Department offers a residency program that awards accomplished professional artists a private studio space located on our Brooklyn campus. Visual artists with a demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice who will benefit from a month-long studio residency are encouraged to apply. Our Studio Residency Program is intended to support artists by providing the time and space necessary to make work. Applicants are required to have U.S. work authorization. Applicants cannot be enrolled in any academic program at the time of application. Applicants should be flexible, self-sufficient and collegial.

For more information on how to apply, please visit prattjobs.slideroom.com.


Rävemåla Residency, Ålem, Sweden

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Rävemåla Residency Programme wants to remain open to all artistic disciplines, with the idea that art transcends an immediate definition of a specific practice and to maintain a conversation between urban and rural practices with the idea of that art shouldn’t be a city-restricted practice. Time and space has become a commodity in the city, and at the same time it is what the rural areas has a great capital of. The organizers aim to explore this relation, and experiment with the ideas of what can be created if the right setting is provided.

For more information on how to apply, please visit www.ravemalaresidency.com.

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