Artist Opportunities: Grants, Residencies, and Fellowships (July, 2015 – August, 2015)

Listed below are opportunities to apply for residencies, receive grants and participate in fellowships.  Check them out!

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Deltaworkers welcomes artists working in all fields (visual art, performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design). Applicants should take note that we are a field research based residency and thus do not offer studio spaces. They are specifically interested in artists working with performative practices, historical and/or social political research, mythology and/or anthropology, environmental issues, or contemporary culture / film industry / entertainment. Deltaworkers has its base in New Orleans, LA but encourages to work throughout the deep south.

 Application Deadline: July 1st, 2015


The artist entering the raffle is a practicing visual artist (of any/all disciplines) with a website or portfolio URL showing at least 3 years of professional practice. Cross-disciplinary practices are also encouraged. RU will cover the airfare cost to Swansea, Wales, UK and return from wherever the winning artist is located as well as accommodation expenses on site. In Swansea, the hosting organization Mission Gallery will provide the artist with a working studio at Elysium Gallery Studio; access to the library, technical equipment and materials at the City Art College.

 Application Deadline: July 7th, 2015


With a focus on experimentation and collaboration, Dieu Donné founded the Workspace Program in 1990 to provide emerging, New York State based artists with the opportunity to explore hand papermaking as an artistic medium in New York, NY. The program encourages emerging artists to explore the creative possibilities inherent in the hand papermaking process, and to develop this medium as a contemporary art form.

 Application Deadline: July 10th, 2015


Laboratory’s mission is to provide practicing interactive artists with the time, space, and freedom to make awesome stuff. Located in Spokane, Washington they offer space to live, space to work, tools, mentorship, and connections to make that happen. The program is divided into three tracks – one for artists wanting to work on a specific project, one for artists wanting to focus on researching new techniques/technologies, and one for emerging artists wanting to develop their technical skills.

 Application Deadline: July 15th, 2015

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation awards unrestricted grants to artists and craftspeople living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Applicants should have a developed body of work. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions. All awards are in the amount of $1,500, for fine arts and craft projects.

 Application Deadline: July 15th, 2015


Chalk Hill Artist Residency is now accepting applications for 2016. They provide artists working in diverse media with housing and workspace at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyards, located on the Russian River, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. The Program is interested in established individual artists, emerging artists, collaborative teams and outsider artists. *Entry Fee

 Application Deadline: July 15th, 2015


Writers Omi at Ledig House in Ghent, NY will host a 10-day special, intensive residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams in the fall of 2015. These translators will be invited along with the writers whose work is being translated. All text-based projects—fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc.—are eligible. This focused residency will provide an integral stage of refinement, allowing translators to dialogue with the writers about text-specific questions.

 Application Deadline: July 15th, 2015


Kala’s AIR program is a highly subsidized fee-based residency that provides 24-hour access to exceptional equipment while also facilitating a sense of creative community in Berkeley, CA. Resident artists receive access to our communal printmaking studio and electronic media center, individual storage space including a cubby and flat file, possible exposure on Kala’s website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artistic community. *Entry Fee

 Application Deadline: July 15th, 2015


This new initiative is collaboration between the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and BigCi. It was created in recognition of the significance and outstanding beauty of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area in Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia. The World Heritage Residency Program is designed for Australian and International artists, working in painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, ephemeral art. It is not designed for performance, theatre, music or literature as the final outcome is an exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

 Application Deadline: July 24th, 2015


Hedgebrook is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle, WA. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer. Six writers are in residence at a time, each housed in a handcrafted cottage. They spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property or on nearby Double Bluff beach. The Writers in Residence Program is Hedgebrook’s core program, supporting the fully-funded residencies of approximately 40 writers at the retreat each year.

 Application Deadline: July 28th, 2015


Dickinson College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college in Carlisle, PA, seeks an artist who utilizes digital technology as part of their working process. This includes the use of technology as part of a broader studio practice, incorporating traditional modes of working such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, or photography. We are open to various models and are especially interested in artists engaged in dynamic studio processes who can serve as strong role models for students.
Application Deadline: August 1st, 2015


Artists who qualify for Yaddo residencies are working at the professional level in their fields. An abiding principle at Yaddo is that applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist’s work and professional promise. Yaddo accepts approximately 200 artists each year. Yaddo is an artists’ community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.Yaddo encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply for admission.

Application Deadline: August 1st, 2015

Artist Opportunities: Shows and Exhibitions (July, 2015 – August, 2015)

Listed below are opportunities to participate in juried shows and compete for space in group exhibitions.  Check them out!

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Call for Entry: 2015 Somerville Toy Camera Festival

The Somerville Toy Camera Festival seeks entries for its third annual toy camera festival. Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera – any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera such as pinhole, Holga, Diana and other Lomo products will be accepted. Images made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Images made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole or Holga lens will be accepted. For this exhibit, straight Polaroid-type images or images made with cell phones, disposable cameras or point-and-shoot cameras will not be accepted. * Entry Fee

Deadline: July 1st, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRY: Media Matters

The Foundry Art Centre seeks artwork for their upcoming exhibition Media Matters. This all-media exhibition invites artists to submit artwork that best expresses why they use the media they do. Artwork may be about any theme or subject matter of the artists’ choosing.  The overall intent of this exhibition is to share innovative and exemplary works utilizing an array of processes and materials.

Deadline: July 1st, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRY: Short Shorts

Whitespace Gallery is proud to announce the 2015 edition of the Short Shorts video festival with the title Somebody Else’s Problem, and guest curated by Rachel Reese. Selected video works will be shown at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA on August 13, 2015. A DVD anthology presenting the selected video works and their authors will accompany the exhibition. Works must be shorter than 10 minutes in entirety, no exceptions, and each author may submit only one work.

Deadline: July 3rd, 2015


Peripheral ARTeries is now accepting submissions for the 2015 edition of Mixed Media: visual artists from the worldwide scene working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit their works. We’ll seek to explore issues and concepts in relation to the embodied experience in time and space; the hybridization between identities and cultures; as well as the binary constructs of social spaces and identities.

Deadline: July 3rd, 2015


Galatea Fine Arts presents The New England Collective VI. This exhibition is open to artists from New England working in all media. The juror is Mim Brooks Fawcett who joined the Attleboro Arts Museum as Executive Director in July 2006.  *Entry Fee

Deadline: July 10th, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRY: AM i invisible?

NYC | SP invites bicyclists, artists, and the people who love them, in New York City and São Paulo to share their experiences of biking in the city. Six images, three from New York and three from São Paulo, will be selected by a jury panel for the grand prizes. Learn more about the jury here. Winners will each receive a $100 gift certificate to spend in participating bike shops. Two scholarships to Escola Panamericana will be awarded to the first and second place winning images.

Deadline: July 12th, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRY: Black and White

The Photo Place seeks monochrome images of any subject matter you choose. Digital, traditional silver gelatin, and alternative process images are all welcome. Tillman Crane has agreed to jury this exhibition. He will choose 40 photographs for exhibition in the gallery, and up to 35 additional for the gallery’s Online Annex.

Deadline: July 13th, 2015


Water Works is the title and theme of this fine art MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) organized exhibition. Any 2-D artwork in which water is clearly depicted as the primary force, object or consequence will be considered by the juror. Entries, following entry guideline, are open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. *Entry Fee

Deadline: July 15th, 2015


Call for artists to participate in an environmental project
Juried Art Competition! This new project is to explore solutions to environmental disasters as dying trees, pollution, environmental issues. The project will leverage local and national artists artistic works to generate cross-cultural, cross-border civic engagement in community-led reforestation projects. This exhibition will encourage and support reforestation projects organized in partnership with cultural institutions.

Deadline: July 15th, 2015


Arts League of Lowell presents an opportunity to create an artistic interpretation of a family saying, song, poem, or bit of “sage advice”. Words said to you, or by you, that were so often repeated in your childhood, and have stayed with you to this day. “Quote ~ Unquote: Family Refrains” is open to all 2D and 3D artists working in any medium. *Entry Fee

Deadline: July 17th, 2015


REVERSE invites curators to submit proposals for an exhibition of contemporary art in our 1000 sq ft space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. REVERSE is a multidisciplinary workspace and art gallery with an emphasis on new and experimental forms of expression. We are looking for curators with a vision that coincides with the gallery’s mission of providing an engaging space that fosters innovation and exploration. Curator must contact potential artists prior to their inclusion in the proposal, to assure interest and availability. *Entry Fee

Deadline: July 19th, 2015


Bunker‘s annual Performance Art Festival held in Pittsburgh, PA is a day-long event featuring site-specific performances and art interventions by multi-media artists from across the nation. Artists are encouraged to submit living art, workshops, durational and time-based performances, interactive new-media works, installations, and collaborative works.
We can not offer travel stipends at this time but the Bunker team will provide housing and food for out of town artists.

Deadline: July 20th, 2015


Touch.My.Prints seeks projects, finished or in-progress, of photographic still lifes. TMP is interested in the special way the photographic process can flatten space. In the process of a studio still life the artist can have complete control over lighting, objects, composition, etc. This control allows for a constructed environment to showcase a wide range of concepts. TMP seeks these highly controlled still lifes to showcase in TMP ISSUE04.

Deadline: July 20th, 2015

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center Open Studios

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center‘s Fall Open Studios is a juried event showcasing works of over 60 artists from around the New England region. The center is located in Dedham, MA, ideally situated in metropolitan Boston, drawing visitors from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.  The patrons, resident artists and visiting artists look forward to the show each year, as it is always filled with great energy, great people and great art.

Deadline: July 31st, 2015


Citi Performing Arts Center has issued a call for events for ArtWeek Boston Fall 2015. ArtWeek is a 10-day biannual celebration of the arts that showcases the work of arts and cultural organizations with unique experiences. Submit arts and cultural programs to participate in ArtWeek, which takes place September 25-October 4, 2015

Early Bird Deadline: July 24th, 2015


The Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome. They support art in all media and forms. This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older. There are no restrictions on media or residency

Deadline: July 31st, 2015


The FPAC Gallery seeks proposals in all media for five two-person or group shows for the 2015/2016 season. FPAC strongly invites proposals that include three or more artists, as well as proposals that include strong community outreach. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Individual submissions will not be accepted. *Entry Fee

Deadline: July 31st, 2015


Eyedrum Art Gallery is currently seeking a wide range of examples of “Glitch Art” to display in an upcoming exhibition. Whether you are manipulating materials to create and/or exploit glitches, capturing and documenting accidents, bugs in the system, or ghosts in the machine.. Digital-only works will also be accepted and will be displayed using projectors, monitors, etc. To submit, please send up to 5 numbered images and/or links, title list with medium numbered to correspond with images, artist website (if available), and current CV to

Deadline: August 1st, 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Addis Video Art Festival

Addis Video Art Festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throughout the city in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers. By sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. The festival aims to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture.

Deadline: August 1st, 2015


Assets for Artists and DownStreet Art present Convergence!

Kay Canavino Amaryllis Bulb   11”x11.75"   Hand-Colored Gelatin Silver Print   $750.00

Kay Canavino, 2011 Massachusetts participant

What happens when you invite artists from all over the country to move to a city like North Adams, MA? An exciting exhibition that celebrates the convergence of new and established artists in the local creative community. Join MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists and DownStreet Art for this month-long exhibition of sculpture, painting, crafts, and performance that features fourteen Assets for Artists creatives, six of whom are recent transplants to North Adams.

Karylee Doubiago

Karylee Doubiago, 2010 Massachusetts participant

The opening reception takes place this Thursday, June 25, 6PM – 9PM as part of DownStreet Art’s Kick Off Celebration, which will include a live performance by Marafanyi Drum and Dance. The artworks will span a range of methods and materials: installation, wood, metal, glass, painting, textiles, and mixed media.

Tortora, Sarah

Sarah Tortora, 2014 North Adams Project participant

A post-industrial city nestled at the feet of Mount Greylock, North Adams began its cultural revitalization with the opening of MASS MoCA in 1999. Since 2008, MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program has given vital support services to 250+ artist-entrepreneurs, including a growing number of artists in North Adams. Assets for Artists’ 2014 North Adams Project supported six creatives in relocating to North Adams; their work is featured in Convergence.

Mancino, Ben

Ben Mancino, 2014 North Adams Project participant.


For this exhibition, Assets for Artists is pleased to team up with DownStreet Art to celebrate the exciting growth of North Adams’ creative economy!



CONVERGENCE features the following local  A4A artists:

May Beattie, Installation |

Kay Canavino, Photography |

Karylee Doubiago, Fiber

Lara Gonzalez, West African Drum, Dance and Music |

Joanna Gabler, Visual Art |

Ben Mancino, Photography |

Samantha Pasapane, Sculpture |

Kristal Romano, Jewelry and Metalsmithing |

John Ryan, Puppetry

Yael Shacham, West African Drum, Dance and Music |

Diane Sullivan, Ceramics |

Sarah Tortora, Sculpture |

Natalie Tyler, Glass and Metalwork |

Tim Walker, Sculpture |

10690087_439133942934590_296570373925275183_nDownStreet Art is a public art project designed to revitalize downtown North Adams. By harnessing existing art organizations and events and transforming vacant and open spaces into art destinations, DownStreet Art defines North Adams as a cultural haven, driving tourists and community members.

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Artist Spotlight: Christy Sherman

Sherman, ChristyChristy Sherman is another fantastic Rhode Island artist and newcomer to our program! Christy is a wildlife artist and polymer clay enthusiast who primarily works in relief sculpture. Christy works with polymer clay for its highly tactile nature in order to create texture and her signature expressionist aesthetic. She enjoys sculpting on a small scale, usually livingSherman, Christy creatures – whether natural or fantastic – and has been incorporating these sculptures into beads, pendants, kaleidoscope bodies, and wall reliefs. Her work captures the gesture and expression of animals, using her rural surroundings in Richmond, Rhode Island as a source of inspiration.

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Artist Spotlight: Maria Scaglione

Scaglione, MariaPhotographer Maria Scaglione is another fabulous new creative in our rural Rhode Island program. Maria creates fine art and commercial photography from her studio in Westerly, RI.

Maria works primarily in portraiture. Maria’s lineage is Italian-American, and many of her portraits feature members of her immediate family, carrying on their old-world traditions in small-town America. Her portraits feature these eclectic, familial characters in intimate spaces; Maria refers to her images as a “small museum of humanity filled with dreams and desires.” Maria’s portraiture is striking both for its eccentricity and its tenderness.

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