Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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This week’s collection of opportunities for exhibitions, residencies and grants. 


Artist Responses to #blacklivesmatter
Culture Works
(Holland, MI)

CultureWorks Gallery in Holland, MI is calling on artists from all backgrounds to submit visual responses that celebrate and commemorate specific black lives whose contributions have had a personal and profound impact.

Deadline: February 28, 2015
More Info HERE

Franchise Program: Curatorial Open Call
(New York, NY)

apexart is accepting proposals for its eighth annual Franchise Program, a call for exhibition proposals to be presented anywhere in the world except New York City. Everyone is welcome to apply and no prior curatorial experience is necessary.

Deadline: February 28, 2015
More Info HERE

Call for Proposals: NYCT New Lots Avenue Line, Brooklyn
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design
(Brooklyn, NY)

MTA Arts & Design seeks professional artists for consideration to create public artwork for the Sutter, Saratoga, Rockaway, Junius, Pennsylvania, Van Siclen Avenue Stations on the New Lots Avenue Line in Brooklyn.

Deadline: March 4, 2015
More Info HERE

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Target Gallery/ Torpedo Factory Art Center
(Alexandria, VA)

Target Gallery/ Torpedo Factory Art Center is accepting proposals for a solo exhibition in the summer of 2015. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from July 25 – August 30, 2015. The artist(s) will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog.

Deadline: March 9, 2015
More Info HERE

Who’s Afraid of Feminism
Women’s Caucus for Art at AIR Gallery
(Brooklyn, NY)

The Women’s Caucus for Art, hosted by AIR Gallery with juror Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth Sackler Center announces a Call for Art: Who’s Afraid of Feminism? for September 2015. WCA is seeking art from cross-generational, self-identified women artists that address feminism with a contemporary spin through works that present a message about the women’s experience to incite the viewer to question the social and political landscape and the need for gender equality – where feminism has been and where it is going. The theme may be broadly interpreted from a political, personal or formal context through a variety of media.

Deadline: March 13, 2015
More Info HERE

Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award
NYC Parks & Recreation
(New York, NY)

New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation is accepting proposals for an outdoor sculpture for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. The Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award is granted annually to one emerging artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture in a New York City park. The location changes annually and is determined based on the site’s visibility and proximity within a neighborhood underserved by public art. Court Square Park, located in Long Island City, Queens, has been selected as the location for the 2015 Award.

Deadline: March 22, 2015
More Info HERE

Structurally Speaking
Main Street Arts
(Clifton, NY)

Main Street Arts is accepting submissions of artwork with a focus on structure, both natural and human made, for their upcoming juried exhibition, “Structurally Speaking.”

Deadline: March 23, 2015
More Info HERE

Call for Exhibition Proposals
621 Gallery
(Tallahassee, FL)

621 Gallery is accepting proposals for exhibitions for their September 2015-June 2016 season.

Deadline: March 27, 2015
More Info HERE

Recycle: National Juried Art Show
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
(Brooklyn, NY)

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition seeks submissions of art crafted from discarded, cast-off and re-purposed materials for their upcoming exhibition, juried by the esteemed Director of Exhibitions of the Socrates Sculpture Park, Elissa Goldstone.

Deadline: March 31, 2015
More Info HERE

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Appalachian Center for Craft
(Smithville, TN)

The Appalachian Center for Craft invites proposals for its 2016 exhibition schedule. Solo, group, and curated exhibitions will be considered. While the exhibitions at ACC focus primarily on contemporary craft, proposals are open to all media including but not limited to: ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, jewelry, wood, furniture, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, new media, video, performance and installation.

Deadline: April 1, 2015
More Info HERE


Emerging Artist Residency Program
(New York, NY)

The BHQFU Summer Emerging Artist Residency Program is open to emerging artists working in all disciplines, 18 years of age or older, who currently live and work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, or Staten Island. BHQFU will select five emerging artists from different backgrounds and disciplines who live and work in one of the five New York City boroughs. Selected artists will get FREE, 24/7-access to a shared studio space to make, collaborate, and navigate the murky waters of cooperative space. Additionally, a collective stipend will be awarded to the group to support their ideas for programming over the three-month period. Regular group critiques with visiting critics will provide participants with valuable, diverse feedback, and studio visits and public lectures with various visiting artists will provide one-on-one conversations coupled with formal, public presentations to expose residents to a variety of contemporary approaches to art making. From the outset, participants, with the support of the BHQFU team, will be asked to design and adapt the program to meet their specific needs through regular group meetings culminating in a group-determined public finale.

Deadline: March 1, 2015
More Info HERE

Keyholder Residency Program
Lower East Side Printshop
(New York, NY)

Lower East Side Printshop, New York, offers free year-long studio residencies for emerging artists. The Keyholder Residency includes free 24/7 access to a large shared studio with printmaking facilities, $1,000 stipend, storage space and basic supplies, exhibition opportunities, educational programming, and support services. Artists from all disciplines are eligible: printmaking skills are recommended but not required, and basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is available at no cost.

Deadline: March 1, 2015
More Info HERE

Artist Residency 
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
(Nebraska City, NE)

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers from fifty to sixty juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.

Deadline: March 1, 2015
More Info HERE

PLAYA 2015 Fall Residency
(Summer Lake, OR)

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes. PLAYA’s residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. PLAYA welcomes a range of applicants–from emerging artists of promise to professionals with an established history of accomplishment. Residencies are awarded for 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks and include housing, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at no cost.

Deadline: March 1, 2015
More Info HERE

The Core Residency Program
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
(Houston, TX)

The Core Residency Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. The residency term is nine months, from September to May, and fellows may apply for a second term. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term, which is accompanied by a publication with the purpose of documenting the work of all the residents. Residents receive a $14,000 stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the Museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library. In March, a yearbook featuring essays by the critical-studies residents is published, and the artists mount a group exhibition of their current work.

Deadline: April 1, 2015
More Info HERE

Studio Immersion Project Fellowship
EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program
(New York, NY)

Studio Immersion Project (SIP) is an intensive 3 month studio fellowship designed to immerse artists in the world of printmaking. SIP Fellows will acquire new techniques and build upon existing skills. Artists, from all media, interested in making printmaking a regular part of their creative practice are invited to apply. Eligibility is limited to artists living and working in New York State. Artists must be able to spend a minimum of 20 hours working in the studio each week for the three month SIP period. Artists must be able attend all sessions of SIP 2015 Orientation.

Deadline: April 6, 2015
More Info HERE

Glen Foerd Artist in Residence Program
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
(Philadelphia, PA)

CFECA and Glen Foers invite artists to apply to become one of two Artists in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Once selected the Artist in Residence may choose any six month period between June 2015- and June 2016 to complete their residency. This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, impressive grounds and the Delaware River. Artists are encouraged to create works inspired from the historic and natural elements of the estate, and if possible, informed by one or more of Glen Foerd’s programmatic areas, which are as follows: Innovation & Inspiration, Horticulture & Habitat and Interpretation of the Estate. Studio and storage space is available in several of Glen Foerd’s outbuildings, including the Carriage House, Garden House, and possibly the Boathouse.  Artists will also have access to Glen Foerd’s collections and archives.

Deadline: April 24, 2015
More Info HERE

Residency Lab Summer 2015
SOHO20 Chelsea
(New York, NY)

SOHO20 is accepting applications for their summer 2015 residency program. SOHO20’s Residency Lab aims to foster open dialogue between working artist and visiting public. Cultivating possibilities of gallery as creative incubator, SOHO20’s full exhibition space will be offered to a selected artist as a studio from July 21 – August 22, 2015. The program is designed to support the creation of new work, while offering opportunities to experiment with a studio practice on public view, and active interactions with daily visitors. The selected artist will be promoted through an individualized distributed postcard, as well as visibility on the SOHO20 website and email newsletters. The artist will have the opportunity to give an artist talk mid-way through the residency, and participate in the annual SOHO20 artist members’ group show in December 2015.

Deadline: May 1, 2015
More Info HERE


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