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
2021 Foundwork Artist Prize
Two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with this year’s distinguished jurors: Vanessa Carlos, Qu Chang, Bridget Donahue, Cédric Fauq, Thomas Lawson, and Thiago de Paula Souza.
Application Fee: Foundwork Membership ($4/month, cancel any time)
Deadline: October 10, 2021 | foundwork.art/artist-prize
Dance Advancement Fund
Dance makers based in the NYC metropolitan area with operating budgets between $10,000 and $500,000 can request two years of support totaling up to $30,000 plus professional development through 2023.
Deadline: October 4, 2021 | dance.nyc
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
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 | wherewithalgrants.org
Biennale of Sydney
Do you have a vision for the 24th Biennale of Sydney? Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open for experienced curators to be the Biennale’s Artistic Director in 2024.Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: September 26, 2021 (5pm September 27 AEST) | biennaleofsydney.art/ad-eoi
Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships
Smithsonian American Art Museum
American Art Journal – Toward Equity in Publishing
Scholars producing research on US-American art history and related visual culture topics can apply for this new professional development program focused on making academic publishing more equitable. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: September 15, 2021 | americanart.si.edu
National Parks Arts Foundation
Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence Program
Located in the high plains of Mora County, New Mexico, this residency at a historic frontier army post is open to artists working in all media, including writing, music, and performance.
Deadline: September 30, 2021 | nationalparksartsfoundation.org
2022 Open Call for Music Residents
Musicians working outside of the existing models and “norms” of their field who can make use of Pioneer Works’s facilities and collaborative environment are invited to apply for this residency in Brooklyn, NY.
Deadline: September 30, 2021 | pioneerworks.org
Unstable Design Lab
Experimental Weaving Residency
The Unstable Design Lab seeks applicants who are deeply knowledgeable about woven structures and their behaviors to work with researchers from the University of Colorado on co-evolving fiber arts and engineering practice.
Deadline: September 15, 2021 | unstable.design
Exhibition & Writing Opportunities
New York City Open Call
apexart invites those interested in curating to submit a 500-word proposal for a group exhibition to be held in apexart’s New York City space. Curators, artists, and others are encouraged to apply starting October 1.
Deadline: October 31, 2021 | apexart.org
Southeastern US artists can enter this nine-day competition and exhibition where they will have the chance to compete for more than $100,000 in prizes. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: November 1, 2021 | artfieldssc.org
The Noguchi Museum
Open Call for Artist Banners
One Queens-based AAPI artist will win an honorarium of $1,000 to create designs that advocate anti-racism for the Noguchi Museum’s three outdoor banners. Two runners-up will also each receive $500.
Deadline: September 24, 2021 | noguchi.org
Carolyn Bush Award & Open Reading Period
Two opportunities are available for poets to author a publication with Wendy’s Subway. Both winners will receive honorariums of $1,000, standard royalty contracts, and 25 author copies.
Carolyn Bush Award Application Fee: $15
Open Reading Period Application Fee: $20
Deadline for both: September 30, 2021 | wendyssubway.com
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