Artist Opportunity Bulletin

A service for professional contemporary Caribbean-based artists searching for competitions, exhibitions or residencies.


Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research

When : 3 month period during 2019
Where : Dubai
Application Deadline : 1 December 2018

The Open Call for the 2019 Art Jameel Commissions (due December 1, 2018) invites applications from writers, critics, art historians, curators & artists whose primary medium is writing, with a mandate to support the development of innovative research and the production of a substantial piece of writing. The winner receives a residency at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. The Commission is open to artists from or based in the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, as well as those from around the world with an interest in and familiarity with these regions. Art Jameel Commissions is an annual programme anchored at the Jameel Arts Centre. On a 3-year cycle, the programme focuses on sculpture (2018); arts writing & research (2019); and drawing & painting (2020).

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Open call - Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency 2019

When : March - June 2019
Where : London
Application Deadline : 30 November 2018

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and the Stuart Hall Foundation are pleased to announce the third Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency commencing in March 2019. The residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period from the end of March to June 2019. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500 and given support to pursue their research in the library.

Professor Stuart Hall (1932 - 2014) was actively engaged in the arts throughout his life, and in particular the visual arts. He championed the establishment of Iniva and chaired its board for more than a decade. Professor Stuart Hall worked closely with artists, filmmakers and photographers, writing about the visual arts, informing critical thinking and influencing public policy on arts education.

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The Awesome Foundation Grant

When : rolling
Application Deadline : rolling

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.

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2018 Individual Photographer's Fellowship

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer's Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.

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The gottlieb foundation Individual Support Grant

Application Deadline : 15 December 2018

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

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Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant

When : rolling
Application Deadline : rolling

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.

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Call for Applications: The Abbey Fellowships and Scholarship in Painting, British School at Rome

When : 2019
Where : Rome
Application Deadline : 31 January 2019

Abbey Awards offer residencies at the BSR for artists (predominantly painters) whose work shows exceptional merit and promise. Abbey residents join a community of around 35 artists, archaeologists, historians and scholars living and working in beautiful studios at the heart of Rome. The Abbey Scholarship is a 9 month residency beginning October 2019 (stipend of £800 pm).The Abbey Fellowships provide 3 residencies a year, each lasting 3 months (stipend of £1,200 pm). British and American artists, and those of any nationality who have recently lived for 5 years in the UK or US, may apply.

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The Hopper Prize

When : Stipend given over the course of a year
Application Deadline : Open

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants

totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition

juried by leading contemporary curators.

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La Wayaka Current Artist-led initiative

When : Several dates
Where : South America
Application Deadline : Rolling

La Wayaka Current artist-led initiative offers artists and researchers the chance to develop site-responsive projects at the gateway between South and Central America, in one of the richest biomes on earth, in collaboration with the first politically autonomous indigenous group in Latin America. Here community and respect for mother earth remains at the heart of this place, despite increased connections to the globalised world. This program offers participants a unique chance to reconnect with nature and share with indigenous + rural communities who live from the land and sea with ancient knowledge still carried through their culture. Live this transformative experience with an international group of participants, in a supportive and creative environment that seeks to experiment and push boundaries of researching and developing progressive interdisciplinary works, in relation to relevant socio-political and environmental subjects of our time. Tropic 08°N is a self-directed program over 21 - 42 days offering the space, time, and inspiration to develop new projects in order to promote necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet and cities worldwide.

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Fresh Milk Art Residency

When : Rolling
Where : Barbados
Application Deadline : Rolling

Fresh Milk supports excellence in the visual arts through residencies and programmes that provide Caribbean artists with opportunities for development and foster a thriving art community. Our mission is to nurture, empower and connect Caribbean artists, raise regional awareness about contemporary arts and provide global opportunities for growth, excellence and success.

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The Palimpsest Project

When : Rolling
Where : Buenos Aires
Application Deadline : Rolling deadline

The Palimpsest Project is an International Project/work in progress that we started developing along 2014 based in the mural that the Colombian artist Felipe Garcia painted in our terrace during his residency in 2013. Within this project, Fundación 'ace para el Arte Contemporáneo invites artists to apply for Palimpsest [4], the fourth session of a collaborative project which will take place in 'ace's terrace.

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The Working Artist Purchase Award

Application Deadline : Rolling

Each month we offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, or with digital/new media, installation, photography and film/video.

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