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Artist Travel and Mobility

Monday, March 7th, 2016

ArtSake editor Dan Blask recently attended the TransCultural Exchange Conference in Boston. Here, he shares observations about the experience.

Christy Georg, CIRCUMNAVIGATING (2007), wood, steel, and cotton, 16x3x11 ft

The TransCultural Exchange Conference (TCE) took place February 25-27, 2016, the fifth such event since 2007. TCE focuses on international opportunities for artists in all disciplines.

At the 2016 conference, I moderated a panel discussion called “Funding Artists Mobility.” We talked about how to find, what to expect, and best practices in applying for U.S. and international travel experiences for artists that include financial support.

A Global Perspective
Why seek out international opportunities as an artist? One of the speakers on the panel, Dr. Frank Hentschker of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the City University of New York, spoke eloquently about the reasons why. He observed that the vast majority of books published or plays produced in the United States are by U.S. writers, a dynamic that extends to most if not all artistic disciplines. Limited exposure denies artists and audiences the diverse perspectives of a more global creative experience – something the Segal Center seeks to correct through its programming and publications. Dr. Hentschker discussed the Segal Center’s work with the Belgium-based organization On the Move, which supports cultural mobility by collecting and sharing information about funding opportunities for artists travel. The Segal Center and On the Move worked together to create the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide, a compendium of funding opportunities for international exchange for dance and theatre artists traveling to and from the USA.

Financial Support
In general, funding for artists mobility primarily falls into two categories: first, independent grants that help defray costs of travel and residency opportunities arranged separately by the artist; and second, travel and residency opportunities that include “built-in” financial support. The first – the independent travel grants – can be a bit tricky to find. Down below, I’ll share some resources that might be helpful. But it really behooves artists to consider funding at the very beginning of the process of researching and applying for opportunities. One funding opportunity to explore early on in your planning is the Lighton International Artists’ Exchange Program (LIAEP), which was presented at TCE by LIAEP Exhibition Director Michael Schonhoff.

LIAEP supports artists by offering unique opportunities for travel and exchange of ideas, with a focus on dedicated artists who have not yet worked in a foreign country and on residencies to countries that are less Westernized. The grants are competitive and support most costs directly connected to the travel and residency, with a maximum request of $6,000. Past awardees include Christy Georg (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Finalist ’11), whose Arctic Circle Residency received a LIAEP grant in 2012.

In the second category – opportunities with built-in funding – is the Fulbright Program, presented at TCE by Fulbright’s Andrew Riess.

Fulbright, a U.S. government program, offers grants each year to students, scholars, teachers, scientists, professionals, and artists for international educational exchanges. For most artists who are not students, the Scholars Program for travel abroad to lecture/conduct research for 2-12 months is likely the best fit. But there are a range of Fulbright Programs. Reiss pointed out that scholars/artists who, due to family, work, or other circumstances, can’t spend an extended period abroad can apply for the Fulbright FLEX Award to propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years.

Thinking about applying for a Fulbright as an artist? Reiss suggested this excellent and informative blog post by Shawn Lent, which offers a step-by-step breakdown of the information gathering and application process. (Representative quote: “Remember, Fulbright loves weird. Be specific and bold.”)

Have further questions? As a grants administrator myself, I always suggest that you contact that organization’s staff for clarification. It’s always appreciated – of course – when you do your homework first so your questions are targeted.

Generosity of Spirit
At the beginning of the post, I mentioned Dr. Frank Hentschker’s compelling case for global experiences in the arts. Inherent to that concept is generosity. It’s in the spirit of generosity that many of these programs are initiated. The Lighton grant program referenced above was founded by Linda Lighton, a sculptor who was impacted by her own international experiences and wanted to make such experiences possible for others. And Dr. Hentschker shared that he was in the process of converting a family home that he’d inherited, in Germany, into an artist residency space. The notion of accepting an artist from abroad into your country, into your community – what could be more generous than that? Artists, I’d argue, can only benefit when they carry that spirit of generosity forward during their own travel journeys. Share advice, resources, tips, and successes with fellow artists; help create a more global creative experience for all.

As promised, here are some resources on finding travel, residency, and artist mobility funding opportunities:
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Alliance of Artists Communities
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Trans Artists

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Lighton International Artists Exchange Program
On the Move
The Cimetta Fund
NYFA Source, a searchable database of grant opportunities
Cultural Mobility Funding Guide (performing artists)

Find tips
Shawn Lent’s So You’re an Artist Who Wants to Apply to Fulbright post
ArtSake’s Artist Residencies and Travel post, created following the 2013 TCE Conference
NYFA Current’s Travel Grants Tips and Opportunities post

Image: Christy Georg, CIRCUMNAVIGATING (2007), wood, steel, and cotton, 16x3x11 ft.

Artist Opportunities On the Run

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Elvis Playing Football (1)
We’ll get ’em next year. 

Call for Art The Cape Cod Museum of Art is currently accepting entries from visual artists for their first open juried exhibition Breaking the Mold.  The juror is Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA. Up to 40 finalists will exhibit their work, and she will choose several pieces for awards. Awardees will be given recognition on the museum’s website and social media. Work in the following categories will be considered: 2D, 3D, and Photography. Audio & Video are not eligible. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2016

Call for Art The 15th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention gathers over 200 tattoo artists in downtown Boston for 3 days of tattooing, entertainment & juried contests this spring. This year they are opening their fine art gallery to artists creating 2-D, tattoo related works in the greater Boston area. For consideration, email the following to with the subject Fine Art Submission: Name, Phone Number & Email, plus 1-3 images of your work. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2016

Playwrights The Theatre Conspiracy company in Fort Myers, FL, is currently accepting submissions for its Eighteenth Annual New Play Contest. Work must be a full length play with seven actors or less and have simple to moderate technical demands. Learn more.
Deadline: March 30, 2016

Printmaking Residency Mixit Print Studio in Somerville is currently accepting applications for their Summer Residencies program for July and August 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2016

Call for Art Greenfield Community College’s Art Club has announced a call for mail art. Painting, drawing, collage, photography, and writing can all easily be mail art. Stamps, how the piece is addressed, and the marks made by the post office all add to the final art that arrives at its destination. Anyone is welcome to create an anonymous or signed postcard, card in an envelope, or other mail-able art and send it to the Art Club at: GCC Art Department, Jen Simms, 1 College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301. All mail art will be exhibited in the South Gallery at GCC in June 2016. Exact dates will be posted on their website in the spring. Selected mail art may also be included in a zine that would accompany the exhibit. For more info, contact Jen Simms at
Deadline: April 28, 2016



Artist Opportunities Turned to Stardust

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016


“Gimme your hands cause you’re wonderful (wonderful)” – David Bowie

Printmaking Residency The Zea Mays Printmaking Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community. They strive to create an environment that is both professional and personal with great respect for the creative process of each artist. They provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking while pursuing their printmaking projects.
Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling basis

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Photography Now 2016 exhibition. The juror is James Estrin, the New York Times Lens Blog. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, for their exhibition Stay Woke: Art and Change.  The exhibition hopes to explore how personal and individual experiences intersect with larger sociopolitical agendas and what can or should the arts do to respond, reflect, heal or trouble the water. All media accepted including literary/performing arts, installations and interventions. For selected artists, the gallery will work to find creative ways to display art (e.g., not all work will need to be framed). Limited shipping support. No entry fee. To submit: send: 3-6 JPEG images named “LastName_FirstNameNumber” (send separate images rather than links. For video submissions, include a URL. Chosen videos will need to be supplied on a self-looping DVD), corresponding numbered image list with your name, title of work, materials, dimensions, a note about special installation considerations, price/value (gallery commission: 25%), statement, artist resume, complete contact information (name, mailing address, phone and email). In the subject line of the email, include your last name & “Stay Woke Submission.” Send entries to:, or submit your work via Google Drive or Dropbox.
Deadline: January 23, 2016

Call for Art Lincoln Studios Gallery, 289 Moody Street in Waltham, will present an exhibition called Love and Fate (February 5-March 1, 2016). The Lincoln Studios Gallery (formerly The Lincoln Arts Project) is a new exhibit opportunity, sponsored by the Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery in support of non traditional space and the arts in Waltham.  Open to all media. All submissions must be ready to hang with secure wire. Entry fee $10.00 due as artists drops off artwork for review. Gallery Sales: 20% gallery commission, and 80% to the artist. All artists will be notified of their show status. Artists who were not accepted, must pick up, Sunday Jan 31 from 12 – 6pm. Opening Night is Friday Feb. 5th and it will include fortune tellers who will give short Romantic readings. Their goal is to move beyond the traditional whispers over wine and cheese and create an interesting conversation. Closing/Artist Pickup – Tuesday March 1st – Thurs March 3, 12-6 pm. If you cannot pick up your artwork, make appropriate arrangements to have your work picked up on time (friends, family or co-workers can pick up your artwork for you). If work is not picked up on time, artists will be invoiced $15 per a day in late fees and will not allowed to enter another exhibition until paying their invoices. At the end of the exhibition staff is not responsible for any pick-up transportation, damage or theft once exhibition concludes. Questions, contact Sarah Leon at
Deadline: Drop off January 29 & 30, 2016 (12-6pm)

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week 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. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Call to Artists  Entries are now being accepted for the Cotuit Center for the Arts’s juried show Unsafe: Life after 9/11. Artists working in all media (painting, sculpture, photography, video, found objects, etc.) and writers from all genres (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, etc.) are invited to submit works that convey the impact the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers have had on life in America. Artists are encouraged to write accompanying text that will help elucidate the significance of their works of art. Writers are encouraged to submit objects or documents that provide physical context for their written passages. Passages should be brief enough to fit on wall labels or contained in a volume. Adjudicators are particularly interested in the long-term effects of 9/11 on families and society in general. Short video diaries or remembrances are encouraged. Works that convey the personal and social impact of the tragedy will be preferred. The exhibit will run in tandem with the world premiere of Jim Dalglish’s play Unsafe. Works will be displayed in the upstairs theater exhibition space of the center during the run of the show. Exhibition Dates: 3/24 – 4/23, 2016. Opening Reception: April 2, 2016. Submit high resolution digital images of the works of art and their accompanying descriptions or .mov files to Kim Baker at
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Photographers The Photographic Resource Center in Boston is currently acccepting entries for their exhibition EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. They are looking for a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Learn more.
Deadline: February 7, 2016 (11:59pm)

Call for Artist The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) seeks submission for a juried exhibition (February 12-April 3, 2016). Arlette and Gus Kayafas, of Gallery Kayafas, are the jurors. No theme and no size restriction, but work must arrive dry and equipped with a hanging device. All media accepted. Early drop-offs can occur the weekend prior to Drop-Off Day during Museum hours only (Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm). Learn more.
Deadline: Drop-Off February 9 from 12-4pm.


Artist Opportunities :) ;(

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016


Photography  The Photographic Resource Center is currently accepting entries for their show Instantly Yours: A One of a Kind Exhibition of Instant & Instagram Photography (January 21, 2016 – February 21, 2016). Drop off your photos during regular business hours, Thursdays 11-8pm, and Fridays 11-4pm. For more info email info@prcboston.orgLearn more.

Short Stories Short story entries are now being accepted for the Literal Latté’s K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Poetry, Short Stories Entries are now being accepted for the Ciardi/Chandra Prizes. Winner receives  $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press for either a poetry collection or a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Painting Portrait Award The Portrait Award, now in its thirty-seventh year at the National Portrait Gallery in London, is now accepting painting entries. With a first prize of £30,000, and a total prize fund of £61,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over. Learn more.
Deadline: February 2, 2016

Filmmakers Entries are now being accepted for the Boston LGBT Film Festival. They are seeking films about in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. Learn more.
Deadline: February 12, 2016

Visual Artist Residency The Goetemann Artist Residency at Rocky Neck in Gloucester is currently accepting applications from visual artists to fill three one-month residencies between May 15 and October 31, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

Image credit: Pixel art by Lucile Patron, aka Fulifuli. She’s an illustrator/animator based in Nantes (France) who loves tv shows, dinosaurs, pancakes and sushis, video games, and of course PIXEL ART.


Call for Proposals for BCA Summer Public Art Residency

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography of INMOTION: MEMORIES OF INVENTED PLAY by Amy Archambault, Boston Center for the Arts Plaza, Summer 2015

An intriguing public art opportunity, in Boston.

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) has issued a Call for Proposals for the Summer 2016 Public Art Residency. The goal of the residency is to engage diverse members of BCA’s community through a unique, site-specific artwork in any medium that – in a safe and maintainable way – enlivens the BCA Plaza.

From the BCA:

This year, as it enters its fourth cycle, the Public Art Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) will be selected through a juried, open call process. This twelve-week, process-oriented residency provides an environment for artists to experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas while simultaneously engaging in active public dialogue.

The residency is awarded to one artist (or artist team) per year to create a temporary public artwork for the BCA’s historic plaza that highlights the BCA as an artistic hub. The program encourages artists to connect to the public not only by way of the completed, temporary artwork, but also throughout the process of developing and realizing their residency project. It is an ideal opportunity for emerging or experienced artists who would like to further develop a piece that engages a variety of audiences and adds to the arts experience of the BCA campus.

This year’s jurors: Camilø Álvårez, Owner/Director/Curator/ Preparator, Samsøñ, Boston, MA; Maggie Cavallo, Curator, Educator and Co-Founder of Alter Projects; and Meg Rotzel, Arts Program Manager at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography of BOUNCE by Liz Nofziger, Boston Center for the Arts, Summer 2014

Past Residents have included two past MCC Fellows: Amy Archambault, whose inMotion: Memories of Invented Play was a large-scale, interactive structure inviting participants to “uncommonly explore one of the most ubiquitous learned activities – riding a bicycle;” and Liz Nofziger, whose interactive installation Bounce encouraged community games of ping pong.

Learn more and apply for the residency.
Deadline: February 21, 2016
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Images: both photos by Melissa Blackall Photography: INMOTION: MEMORIES OF INVENTED PLAY by Amy Archambault, BCA Plaza, Summer 2015; BOUNCE by Liz Nofziger, BCA Plaza, Summer 2014.

TransCultural Exchange 2016

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Director Mary Sherman speaks at the 2013 TransCultural Exchange Conference, photo by Xiadong Wu

Artists are natural explorers. The good news for local creators is that one of the leading conferences on international travel and residencies for artists takes place in Boston: the TransCultural Exchange Conference. Through panels, events, and discussions, the event focuses on international opportunities for artists of all disciplines.

Mary Sherman, founder/director of the conference, wants to share the following details with artists who might be interested in attending this year’s event (Feb. 25-27, 2016):

1. More than ½ the attendees in the past can cite a tangible outcome, such as an invite to exhibit or to a residency program – within 6 months of the Conference’s end.

2. We have more than 150 speakers (critics, curators, residency directors) from around the world attending, meaning about 2 speakers per attendee! You can’t get much more personal attention than that. Speakers include:
Ute Meta Bauer (Co-Curator of the American pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale and Founding Director of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore), Jean-Baptiste Joly (Founding Director of Akademie Schloss Solitude), Damien Hebron (Director of London Arts in Health Forum), Johan Pousette (Director of Sweden’s IASPIS), Marie Fol (Program Manager of TransArtists at Dutch Culture), Marie Le Sourd (Secretary General of On-the-Move), Pieranna Cavalchini (Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum), Susan Hapgood (Executive Director, ISCP (NY’s International Studio & Curatorial Program)Caitlin Strokosch (Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists Communities), Andy Riess (Assistant Director for Outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Program), Dr. Gaël McGill (Director of Molecular Visualization at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics at Harvard Medical School), Yannick Franck (Artistic Director of Belgium’s Les Brasseurs), Margaret Shiu Tan (Founder of Taiwan’s Bamboo Curtain Studio), Andrei Siclodi (Director of Austria’s Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Sarah Tanguy (Curator at the Art in Embassies program), Kira Simon-Kennedy (Co-Founder of China Residencies), Crispin Weinberg (Biomedical Modeling Pioneer), Lanfranco Aceti (Leonardo Electronic Almanac Editor), Sandeep Bhagwati (founder of the research-creation lab, the matralab) and Kelly Krause (Creative Director of Nature magazine) and on and on.

3. And not only do artists get to hear these people speak, but there are informal receptions to have a drink with them, or to have a portfolio review with them, and/or to attend a round-table discussion for them to meet other artists working in similar fields of interests so they can expand their network locally and globally.

4. Typically, for artists the Conference is tax-deductible.

5. The director of the London Biennale David Medalla states the conference is “one of the best things in the art world today.”

Learn more and register.

Related reading: ArtSake’s post on artist travel/residencies, written after the 2013 conference.

Artist Opportunities Road Trip

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015


Tickets please. All aboard. Destination tbd.

Call for Work Entries are now being accepted for the Flux Factory’s Fung Wah Biennial. In March 2016, Flux Factory will serve as a work and rehearsal space to create, perform, and install works in 3 separate Chinatown bus trips to 3 cities in the North Eastern U.S. During each weekend in March 2016, a bus will leave NYC to venture to a new city and back. Artists are invited to create works to be presented specifically on the bus while en route traveling to their respective destinations. The audience will become a mixture of those who have knowingly signed up for the Fung Wah Biennial and those who are simply traveling by bus (i.e. innocent bystanders). Learn more.
Deadline: January 1, 2016

Public Art Proposals The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking proposals from artists to create engaging public art around the 2016 Chinese Zodiac, Year of the Monkey, as part of an ongoing series in Chinatown Park in downtown Boston. Artists will be asked to submit proposals for site-specific work to be temporarily installed and displayed in Chinatown Park. Work in any medium will be considered and must be durable and suitable for outdoors with the ability to withstand the elements of a New England climate as well as interaction with the general public. Learn more.
Project Proposal Deadline: December 14, 2015

Call for Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the seventeenth call for media art to display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. They are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated motion works by Massachusetts artists that push the creative limits of this 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: January 3, 2016 (midnight)

Choreographers The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, PA, is currently accepting applications for its four-day newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival of performances by emerging and mid-career choreographers, presented along with artist talks, master classes and symposium. Learn more.
Deadline: January 5, 2016

Process-Based Residency The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, is now accepting applications for their Sci-Fi and the Human Condition Thematic Residency; there is no obligation or expectation to complete and/or exhibit a body of work. This residency aims to put into conversation artists who work in like-minded subject matter and interests. Through this call, the Bemis Center will construct a cohort of artists interested in the human condition when exploring issues of race, class, and gender through futuristic lenses. Learn more.
Deadline: January 8, 2016

Monologues Forward Theater Company, an Equity theater in Madison, Wisconsin, is currently accepting entries for their fourth monologue festival, Someone’s Gotta Do It, to be held in September 2016 at Overture Center for the Arts. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Ceramic Artists The Brookline Arts Center invites Massachusetts based ceramic artists to submit their most conceptual works in clay for the exhibition Conceptual Clay, Hot Art (March 18-April 22, 2016). The juror is Emily Zilber, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s first Ronald L. and Anita C. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 22, 2016 (11:59pm)

Artist Opportunities Hit the Road

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015


Performing Artists Grants USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of US based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: December 4, 2015

Poetry Translation Grants Applications are now being accepted for the National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships Grants. Awards of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at least 20 pages of translation in digital or print literary publications or in book form between December 1, 2000, and December 8, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: December 8, 2015

Poetry The Codhill Press poetry award is currently accepting submissions. A prize of $1,000, publication by Codhill Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Pauline Uchmanowicz will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: December 10, 2015

Call for Artists The Cambridge Art Association is currently accepting entries for its 15th National Prize Show, a juried exhibition by Paul Ha. Includes cash prizes. Learn more.
Deadline: January 8th, 2016

Music Recording Grants The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting proposals for its Recording Program. The program’s objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, to develop audiences for contemporary American music through record distribution and other retail markets, and to support the release and dissemination of recordings of previously unreleased contemporary American music and the reissuance of recordings that are no longer available. Proposals may be submitted by non-profit professional performance ensembles, presenting institutions and non-profit or commercial recording companies. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program 2017 The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2017 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Call for Art The Boston Biennial 2016 is currently accepting entries. If  selected by the jurors for inclusion in the BB4, your work will be displayed on a digital projection for the entire month of April 2016 at the BB4’s primary venue, Altantic Works Gallery, a member-run collective and artist community. Learn more.
Deadline:  February 1, 2016 (12pm EST)

Emerging Artists Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications to its Intern Artist Program, which offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists, the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their nascent artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, conduct public presentations, and participate in public engagement programs. The rural setting and chance to work alongside peers and mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career. Learn more.
Deadline: February 6, 2016

Artist Residency in Canada The Extended Banff Artist in Residence (EX BAiR) in program provides time and space for artists, curators, and researchers to create, experiment with and develop production techniques, and cultivate new directions in their work during an extended stay. This program provides facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, textiles, painting, performance, media arts, film, and audio, as well as supporting curatorial and critical studies. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Image credit: 1876—Munich, Germany: Artist Franciszek Streitt’s oil painting, Wandering Town Musicians, portrays a grouping of trombone, horn, violin, and double bass, traveling along an icy country road. The setting could be Germany or the artist’s native Poland countryside. Posen, Museum Naradowe.

Hoofing for Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015


Grants for Artists With Financial Need The Pollack Krasner Foundation is accepting applications from visual artists (painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) with genuine financial needs. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time, with the size of the grant to be determined by the artist’s individual circumstances and professional exhibition history. Artists applying for a grant must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Of Note Getting By in Boston in conjunction Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism will host a free, public forum for artists and creative professionals of all disciplines to discuss the crisis in creative industries: expenses are only rising, but making a living is increasingly difficult. Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7-9 PM, at the Community Church of Boston. Learn more.

Flux Factory Residency Flux Factory in Queens, NY, is currently accepting applications for residencies from visual artists, builders, curators, community organizers, chefs, activists, musicians, writers. They offer professional development opportunities, including one-on-one studio visits, group field trips, and monthly salons. Includes 14 studios, a gallery, silkscreen studio, woodshop, co-working office, communal kitchen, library, and rooftop garden.  Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015 (midnight)

Artist Residency The MAM16 is a 3 week residency program in Marrakech, Morocco which will occur during the Marrakech Biennale 2016 from 21 March – 10 April 2016. It will be an intercultural exchange for interdisciplinary performance and live art. All work presentation will be site specific. The theme for MAM16 is VISION TRACESLearn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2015

Playwrights Residency The Scripps Ranch Theatre’s New Works Studio is accepting applications from emerging and established playwrights for residencies to develop new work. SRT’s New Works Studio will be a group of up to five playwrights that meet twice a month to read and critique plays in progress. Over the course of nine months, writers will be offered peer review, as well as feedback from a dramaturg and other invited theatre artists, with the goal of completing a production-ready draft of their play by the end of the development period. NWS Playwrights will have an opportunity to present their completed drafts to theatre professionals in the San Diego area, as well as to general audiences, at the culmination of the residency in an as-yet-to-be-named festival reading. Learn more.
Deadline: November 30, 2015

Call for Art Creative Living Works in Somerville, MA, is currently accepting entries for a juried exhibition with cash awards to be hosted at the Washington St. Gallery. Works should challenge the traditional boundaries of art making and involve multiple mediums. Applicants are invited to submit work that crosses one or more creative disciplines. Unique and experimental art is encouraged. The collaboration of creative fields may be in the subject matter, the medium or a combination of both. Learn more.
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Artist Residency The MacDowell Colony in provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. Accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2016

LGBTQ Themed Plays  The Rainbow Theatre Project in Washington, D.C, seeks full length submissions which deal directly or obliquely with the LGBTQ experience. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Artist Residency The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2016

Image credit: Illustration of goat teaching dance in public domain.

Artist Opportunities Bonus Spin

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Pretium iustum est*

Call for Small Works Western, MA Entries are being accepted for the 5th Annual Small Works Show at Hope and Feathers Framing and Gallery in Amherst, MA. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2015

Artist’s Book Residency Grant The Women’s Studio Workshop’s Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015 (postmark)

Curator Residency A one-month residency, to take place in March 2016 in New York City, for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Co-sponsored by Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited, the curatorial residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

New Media Entries are now being accepted for Currents 2016: 7th Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Includes New Media Installations, Outdoor New Media Installations and Architectural Mapping, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics, 3D Printing and Interactive Installations for Children. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2015

Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art Applications are now being accepted for the ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. Learn more.
Deadline for Letters of Interest: November 20, 2015

Women Playwrights Over 50 The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY, is seeking plays by women over 50. The ell will be the first artistic organization completely devoted to recognizing new artists who developed their artistic voices after 50. The purpose is to recognize unproduced plays written by women, 50 and over. The playwright chosen will receive a $500 in royalties and a full production of their chosen play. The chosen play will be performed in a state-of-the-art 99 seat theater in Troy with a local cast and crew. Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2015

Music, Photography, Theater Grants The Puffin Foundation Grant applications are now being accepted for up to $2,500 in grant moneys for artists in the fields of music, photography, and theater. To receive an application packet, send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) between September 1st and December 6th, 2015 to the address below. They do not provide applications via email or via download. Puffin Foundation Ltd., Application Request, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111. Learn more.
Deadline: December 30, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition On the Body, at Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA. Consider the figure draped, decorated, sculpted…from couture to tattoos to anatomy. Capture form in motion, among natural or constructed surroundings, or in relation to others. The body is our ultimate tool for experience, connection and expression. Selected by: Ruth Erickson (Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston). Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. All media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 3, 2016 (11:59PM)

Visual artists, Writers, Composers, Interdisciplinary Artists Residencies The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska offers up to sixty juried residencies per year to working visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Learn more.
Deadline: March 1, 2016

Image credit: Bonus Spin by Bill Domonkos, 2014.

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