Knock Knock: Opportunities for Artists

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Solo, Two and Three Person Exhibition Opportunities
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
(Utica, NY)

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute is accepting submissions for consideration for solo, two and three person exhibitions at their PrattMWP School of Art Gallery. The Gallery awards a stipend and provides the production and mailing of an exhibition postcard, catering and accommodations. Artists are given the opportunity to offer a gallery talk and/or presentation to PrattMWP students and community members. All media will be considered but ceramics and printmaking will be given priority this year.

Deadline: April 20, 2015
More Info HERE 

Video Art & Experimental Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas
videoart.net
(New York NY)

Submissions for the fifth annual Video Art & Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF 2015) are now open. The event will take place on October 1-3 at the iconic Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. This year, the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival focuses on six major themes: Sex, Environment, Music, Human, Politics and Fashion.

Deadline: April 20, 2015
More Info HERE 

Borders & Boundaries
Target Gallery/ Torpedo Factory Art Center
(Alexandria, VA)

Taget Gallery/ Torpedo Factory Art Center is accepting submissions for “Borders & Boundaries,” which examines work inspired by the outsider’s perspective. The theme extends to geographical boundaries, personal boundaries and societal boundaries.

Deadline: April 27, 2015
More Info HERE 

Call for Artists for Solo Exhibitions
Earlville Galleries at the Opera House
(Earlville, NY)

The Earlville Galleries are now accepting proposals for solo artist exhibitions for the 2016 season. The Earlville Galleries annually present 14 solo exhibitions of regional and national contemporary visual artists in all media. High quality work by professional and emerging artists who live part-time or full-time in the Central New York region is given priority, but artists from other areas of New York and other states are also considered.

Deadline: May 1, 2015
More Info HERE 

Solo Exhibition
Elon University
(Elon, NC)

Elon University is currently accepting proposals for a solo exhibition that will run from Monday, March 14 – Friday, April 15th, 2015. Priority will be given to work that is in dialogue with contemporary practices and ideas. The exhibition would ideally then be used to expand or frame conversations about contemporary definitions of art, materiality, and/or process. All mediums will be considered. Modest honorariums offered for travel, shipping costs, speaking fees, etc.

Deadline: May 1, 2015
More Info HERE 

Sparkill Creek Drawbridge Project
Rockland County art in Public Places
(West Nyack, NY)

Rockland County New York’s Art in Public Places Committee seeks an artist specializing in outdoor artwork for a public art project in Piermont, New York. The purpose of the project is to enhance the setting, understanding, and appreciation of the historic lift bridge. Possible opportunities for artworks and artistic enhancements include: lighting, sculpture, illustrative signage, planters, or seating installations. A budget of $13,000 is available for this project. Open to artists from New York City, Rockland, Orange, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties, New York; and Bergen County, New Jersey.

Deadline: May 15, 2015
More Info HERE 

Kingston Sculpture Biennial
Arts Society of Kingston
(Kingston, NY)

The Arts Society of Kingston is now accepting submissions for their sculpture biennial. Three dimensional work in any media is eligible for consideration. All artwork must be built to withstand the elements as well as a curious public.

Deadline: May 15, 2015
More Info HERE 

Call for Book Art
Pentangle Arts Council
(Woodstock, VT)

Pentangle Arts Council is accepting submissions that explore the idea of the book from artists residing in New England and New York for its upcoming juried show, “UNBOUND VOL V: art Using Books as a Material or Format.”

Deadline: June 13, 2015
More Info HERE 

Call for Solo and Group Exhibition Proposals
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
(Hamilton, OH)

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is accepting proposals in all media for solo and group exhibitions for 2016-2017. A community art center on the Great Miami River in arts-driven downtown Hamilton, Ohio, the Fitton Center provides experiences in the arts through exhibitions, classes, performances and other events. Four galleries provide 2,600 square feet of space. Solo artists generally are asked to exhibit 10 – 30 works, depending on scale, media and available space.

Deadline: July 1, 2015
More Info HERE 

Off the Press
440 Gallery
(Brooklyn, NY)

440 Gallery is accepting submissions of original fine art prints for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Off the Press.”

Deadline: July 7, 2015
More Info HERE 

RESIDENCIES

Engaging Artists Residency
Artist Volunteer Center
(Brooklyn, NY)

The Engaging Artists Residency Program is accepting applications from foreign born and first generation American Artists working in socially-conscious art. Selected artists will be given a free collaborative workspace, free professional develop via a workshop and speaker series. All residents will volunteer with seniors and aging populations in their culture, utilizing these experiences as inspiration to make art.

Deadline: April 19, 2015
More Info HERE 

Collaborative Workspace Residency
miranda arts project space
(Port Chester, NY)

miranda arts project space is accepting applications for their Collaborative Workspace Residency Project. This is a studio/workspace residency for collaborative artist teams (2+) lasting 3-4 weeks that culminates in an exhibition, performance or event of work produced during the residency. The residency dates are August 16 – September 13.

Deadline: April 25, 2015
More Info HERE 

NEA Funded Community Based Residency
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
(Amherst, VA)

VCCA is offering fully funded residencies for two artists working in community-based, socially engaged, or relational artwork. Spanning three to four weeks, depending on the needs of the artists, the residencies will allow them to spend time developing ideas, building networks, or interacting with a local community. Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium to cover travel expenses, supplies or equipment, as well as a private bedroom, separate, private studio and three prepared meals per day. In addition, one of the two will be selected to create a piece for the community of Amherst County, Virginia, the rural location of VCCA, and for that, the artist will receive two additional weeks at VCCA and an additional $2,500.

Deadline: May 15, 2015
More Info HERE 

GRANTS

Craft Research Fund
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the U.S. craft field, and advances investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the U.S. Graduate Research Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support research for a Master’s thesis or dissertation relating to craft in the United States. Exhibition Research and Project Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund.

Deadline: October 9, 2015
More Info HERE 

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