Artist Opportunity Bulletin

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


The Hopper Prize

When : 2019
Where : NA
Application Deadline : 21 May 2019

The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2020 Spring + Summer Artists-in-Residence Open Call

When : 2020
Where : Omaha Nebraska
Application Deadline : 17 May 2019

For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourages creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas.

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Bon Volks Artist Residency

When : 2019
Where : UK
Application Deadline : 15 May 2019

In 2019, Margate will be hosting a number of cultural events, including the Turner Prize and the Margate Now Festival, which will be programming exhibitions and events across the town.

To coincide with these events, Bon Volks will be awarding Residencies to two visual artists.

Each Residency Award consists of:

  • Two free studios at Bon Volks, Margate
  • Free accommodation in the town
  • Opportunity to exhibit, perform or create public events in the Bon Volks Project Space
  • £250.00 of materials, courtesy of CassArt

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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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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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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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