Artist Opportunity Bulletin

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


NLS Curatorial and Art Writing Fellow

When : 2021-2022
Where : Jamaica
Application Deadline : 10 August 2021

NLS is now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 Curatorial and Art Writing Fellowship

The Curatorial & Art Writing Fellowship is a 5-month long mentorship program geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories. Accepted applicants are awarded a work stipend of JMD $300,000 as well as a publication stipend.

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NLS 2021/2022 International Winter Art Residency

When : 2021
Where : Jamaica
Application Deadline : 10 August 2021

NLS is now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 International Winter Art Residency


The 10-week International Winter Art Residency provides an 800 square ft studio space, housing for international artists, and a solo exhibition at the end of the residency. Find application here.


NLS 2021 programming is made possible in part through a partnership with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development Next Generation Programme.

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Central Bank of The Bahamas - Open Call

When : 2021
Where : Online and Publication
Application Deadline : October 1st 2021

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is proud to invite the Bahamian creative community to the 38th edition of the annual Open Call Competition. The 2021 theme is:

>>> HINDSIGHT IS 2020<<<

Although well into 2021 already, we are still only beginning to grasp the unprecedented way the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has shaped and changed the world. During the many lockdowns and curfews, one way to compute, understand and compensate was creativity. Whether through paintings, drawings, music, poetry, cooking, gardening, film or digital media, the creative responses were numerous and equally important. For this competition, we like to see, hear, read what you were working on and producing during the past year.What creative solution helped you through these surreal times? By no means does the work need to broach the issue of the actual pandemic. We are instead more interested to see the broader picture and to learn the wealth of creativity in our nation.

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The Charitable Arts Foundation Grant

When : Four Application Deadlines yearly
Where : NA
Application Deadline : Four Application Deadlines yearly

CAF grants are considered in the following categories: FINE ART, DANCE, THEATRE, MUSIC, FILM, WRITING, CURATING, DESIGN and other related creative fields. Grant applications are evaluated based on need, merit and the long term impact on the cultural landscape of The Bahamas.

You may apply for a grant by submitting an online application. The Foundation receives electronic grant applications through our website only. Please do not send application forms by mail or e-mail. Using a series of prompts, the online grant application form will guide you through the submission process in detail, including uploading supporting documents.

CAF grants are typically in the range of $3,000 to $5000. In exceptional circumstances, higher grant amounts may be considered.

You may submit an application to The Charitable Art Foundation at any time throughout the year.

Applications will be reviewed quarterly. You will be informed about the status of your application according to the following guidelines:

A. If you apply between January 1 - March 1 - you will be informed by March 10th

B. If you apply between March 1 - June 1 - you will be informed by June 10th

C. If you apply between June 1 - September 1 - you will be informed by September 10th

D. If you apply between September 1 - January 1 - you will be informed by January 10th

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The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

When : NA
Where : NA
Application Deadline : none

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

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The Artists Fellowship

When : NA
Where : NA
Application Deadline : rolling

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.

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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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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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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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Art In General Open Call

When : 2020
Where : New York
Application Deadline : rolling

International Deadline: Ongoing – Founded in 1981, Art in General facilitates the production and exhibition of new work and aims to provide artists with an optimal support structure and venue in which to realize and present their work, whether this format entails an exhibition, event, performance, location-based work in the public domain, or the very platforms of discursive space (i.e. publication, website, etc.). There are a variety of programs that support this mission, including solo commissioned exhibitions and projects, residencies, a site-specific elevator program, and off-site projects.

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