Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

This week’s collection of opportunities for exhibition, residencies, papers, proposals and grants. A special shout-out to FIGMENT, a non-profit dedicated to participatory arts culture that I work with.


National Photography Fellowship Competition, “Developed Work”
Midwest Center for Photography
(Wichita, KS)

The Midwest Center for Photography is seeking submissions for its juried competition, “Developed Work.” “Developed Work” is based upon a cohesive body of work. Artists must submit a brief artist statement, outlining the aesthetic and conceptual intentions of the work. Selection will be considered from the developed body of work submitted by each artist rather than on individual images.

Deadline: February 15, 2012
More Info HERE

Call for Video Art
The Standard For Spring in collaboration with Rogue Art
(New York, NY)

The Standard for Spring continues a movement of impromptu art in public spaces as set forth by festivals like: Conflux, Rogue Art, SITE Fest and Art in Odd Places. This practice allows artists to break free from the confinement of the studio and the gallery space and interact with an unsuspecting and unassuming public.The Standard for Spring is seeking artists’ videos for an outdoor screening in some unlikely places at impromptu times by unconventional means. Artists whose work is adaptable to being projecting onto people place or things is the conceptual fit for this event. For more information, contact Tara Ray Russo.

Deadline: March 1, 2012

Emerging Curator Open Call 2012
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn, NY)

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce its second annual Emerging Curator Open Call. The Emerging Curator Program offers an opportunity for a young-in-career curator to present a group show at the NARS Foundation Gallery. A stipend of $200 will be awarded to the selected applicant to help subsidize the cost of organizing the exhibition.

Deadline: March 2, 2012
More Info HERE

The summer-long FIGMENT projects on Governors Island, NYC

Special Exhibitions: Minigolf Course “Arcade” and Interactive Sculpture Garden
(Governors Island, New York)

FIGMENT is seeking submissions for its artist-designed minigolf courseinteractive sculpture garden, and architectural pavilion on Governors Island in New York City. FIGMENT is a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture. In 2011, FIGMENT was voted “Best Art Festival” by the Village Voice, and received its first grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. In addition to the FIGMENT event, FIGMENT hosts a summer-long program on Governors Island that includes an an artist-designed minigolf course, interactive sculpture garden, and an architectural pavilion that is the result of a collaboration with ENYA and SEAoNY.

Deadline: March 8, 2012 for artist-designed minigolf course and interactive sculpture garden;
April 1 for City of Dreams architectural pavilion
More Info HERE

Open Call for Photography
Dacia Gallery
(New York, NY)

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit photography for an opportunity to participate in a group exhibition. There are no limitations to the subject matter, the work can be figurative, landscapes, cityscapes or any creative culmination of your photographic endeavor.

Deadline: March 8, 2012
More Info HERE

Portfolio Showcase: Self Portrait
Davis Orton Gallery
(Hudson, NY)

Davis Orton Gallery is seeking photographic self-portraits for its April showcase. Two photographers will be selected to exhibit their portfolios via both slide show and prints as part of their scheduled photography exhibition on Portraits/SelfPortraits.

Deadline: March 9, 2012
More Info HERE

Tactile: Works utilizing clay
Tejas Gallery Space

TEJAS Gallery Space seeks submissions for an exhibition that explores the myriad ways in which clay is incorporated into recent art practices. Email for more information.

Deadline: March 16, 2012

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester
(Rochester, NY)

The Hartnett Gallery at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York is now accepting proposals from individual artists and groups interested in exhibiting work during the 2012/13 academic year. Please email proposals to

Deadline: March 19, 2012
More Info HERE

Reflections + Refractions: 2D Art Inspired by Glass
University of Toledo CVA Gallery
(Toledo, OH)

The University of Toledo CVA Gallery is accepting submissions for Reflections + Refractions | 2 Dimensional Artwork Inspired by Glass. They are seeking 2-dimensional artwork that is inspired by, or interprets, glass, reflection, refraction, etc.

Deadline: March 30, 2012
More Info HERE

Versa Major
The Transversal Project
(St. Louis, MO)

The Transversal Project was begun in late 2011 by the artist Michael Powell in order to create opportunities for experimental public art exhibitions free from the hermetically sealed white cube of galleries and museums. All Transversal Project exhibitions are projected onto the sides of buildings using a large venue projection system. The Transversal Project is seeking submissions for its next exhibition, “Versa Major.”

Deadline: April 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Visiting Artists Series Call for Artists
Fort Lewis College
(Durango, CO)

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery seeks exciting and innovative artists to participate in their Visiting Artist Program. Each academic semester, they invite a recognized artist to their campus to present an exhibition and to spend approximately one week interacting with students in discussions and hands-on workshops. They are especially interested in hosting artists who can integrate active collaboration with art students into their exhibition and visit. Visiting artists receive an honorarium and per diem stipend, with all travel expenses and lodging provided. To submit a proposal for a project/exhibition, please send a statement describing your proposed exhibition, a CV, and a portfolio of recent work to

Deadline: April 1, 2012

Popular Campaigns & Political Culture
Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse
(Prescott, AZ)

The Popular Campaigns and Political Culture Exhibition seeks creative works that explore the relationship of the political environment and popular culture. In visual culture, we have become saturated by media and advertising in an attempt to determine our cultural identity and political preference. This exhibition asks the artist to interpret the connections or point-of-overlap between art and propaganda. Open to all media.

Deadline: April 6, 2012
More Info HERE

Reclaim/ Collaborate
University of Toledo CVA Gallery
(Toledo, OH)

The University of Toledo CVA Gallery is accepting submissions for Reclaim/ Collaborate. They are seeking submissions that explore how artistic collaboration can recycle, reconfigure, and renew media, environment or residual cultural forms, establishing a practical sense of community and innovation. To submit, please send CV, artist statement, proposal, and 10–20 images to: CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, 620 Grove Place, Toledo, OH 43620 or email materials to: (please include eclaim/Collaborate in subject heading).

Deadline: April 8, 2012


Artist Residency
Culture Lab and ISIS Arts
(Newcastle, UK)

Culture Lab and ISIS Arts seek are seeking applications for their second artist-in-residence at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. Proposals are invited from practitioners and researchers from across the spectrum of creative art, design and technology to undertake research in Culture Lab for a minimum of 3 weeks between April 1 – December 14, 2012.

Deadline: February 17, 2012
More Info HERE

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
(Woodstock, NY)

WOODSTOCK A-I-R is a workspace residency program designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the United States with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support. This activity is created with an emphasis on supporting artists working in the photographic arts who are at the brink of their careers and promising talent. In 2012 CPW will offer 7 residencies for artists of color and 1 “critical studies residency” for a curator/critic of color.

Deadline: February 29, 2012
More Info HERE

In Process 2012 (SUMMER) Studio Residency
Carriage House
(East Islip, NY)

Proposals are now being accepted for “In Process 2012 (SUMMER).” The galleries in the Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum are transformed into working space. 3 artists will be selected to use the space as a studio from May 15 through August 15, 2012. Each artist will be given a large, private working area with 24-hour access to the building and a monthly stipend of $500.

Deadline: March 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Paducah Artist-In-Residence Program
Yeiser Art Center
(Paducah, KY)

The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting proposals for the Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program. The program is a collaborative effort between the Paducah Arts Alliance and the Yeiser Art Center. The residency space is located at AIR Studio in Paducah, Kentucky. The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in a range of traditional and non-traditional visual arts practices. A monthly stipend of $500, dependent upon length of stay. Housing and studio space are provided. Residencies may range from two weeks up to two months, between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013

Deadline: March 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency
Women’s Studio Workshop
(Diemelstadt-Rhoden, GERMANY)

The Women’s Studio Workshop is seeking applications for its Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency. Residents will have access to a Letter Press Studio with Korrex flatbed press and Garamond, Helvetica,  Futura,  and some Bodoni Antiqua and Wallau typefaces, and an Intaglio printing studio with Plankenhorn etching press for papersize up to 132 x 180 cm. The residency will take place during dOCUMENTA 13 which takes place in Kassel June 9th – Sept 16th, 2012.  Images, thoughts and words from different viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge to use the facilities at Atelierhouse. Accommodation is free of charge and provides a shared apartment with a shared bath, library, kitchen, living room, garden, and a sewing and ironing room

Deadline: April 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Studio Residency
Women’s Studio Workshop
(Rosendale, New York)

The Women’s Studio Workshop is seeking proposals for its studio residency program. Women’s Studio Workshop offers a six- to eight-week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics. This residency supports the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW’s studio disciplines. The grant includes a $2,000 artists’ stipend, up to $500 for materials to be used for the project at WSW, travel stipend, housing and unlimited studio use. The artist will be provided with technical advice and assistance in production. WSW welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers.

Deadline: April 1, 2012
More Info HERE

Artist-Teacher Residency Summer 2012
The Cooper Union School of Art – Outreach Program
(New York, NY)

The Cooper Union is offering 4 artist-residency fellowships within the Outreach Pre-college Summer Program. The fellowships will be given to outstanding visual artists who teach in New York City area schools or cultural institutions. The residency provides spacious, sky lit professional studios for 4 weeks, July 9 – August 6th, in the painting and drawing department.

Deadline: April 2, 2012
More Info HERE

International Artist Residency 2012
New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation
(Brooklyn, NY)

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.

Deadline: April 6, 2012
More Info HERE


Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference
American University
(Washington, D.C.)

The Third Annual Feminist Art History Conference invites proposals for papers on subjects spanning the chronological and geographic spectrum to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. Speakers may address such topics as: artists, movements, and works of art and architecture; cultural institutions and critical discourses; practices of collecting, patronage, and display; the gendering of objects, spaces, and media; the reception of images; issues of power, agency, gender and sexuality in visual cultures. Submit a 1-page, single-spaced proposal and 2-page curriculum vita to

Deadline: May 15, 2012


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