Artist Opportunity Bulletin

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

The Hopper Prize

When : NA
Where : NA
Application Deadline : 12 November 2019

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.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists
+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
+ 30 artists will have their work archived at
+ Selected submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
+ Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art (

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Currents Call for Art 2020

When : June 12 - 21 2020
Where : New Mexico, USA
Application Deadline : November 5 2019

With 10 years of new media production, display, and support in its wheelhouse, CURRENTS New Media has become known as one of the leading emerging media arts festival in the States.

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world. The CURRENTS team is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next festival: #CURRENTS2020.

We invite artists across all mediums of electronic art and new media to apply.

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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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When : 2019
Where : National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Application Deadline : 11 November 2019

Refuge is an open call to support and uplift the voices of all the creatives in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Special support and assistance will be given to all of the artists of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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Depictions of Living - Art and Activism in time of climate crisis

When : January 2020
Where : London
Application Deadline : 8 November 2019

This call-out’s aim is to showcase recent works by contemporary and emerging artists confronting issues related to the climate crisis and life in the Anthropocene, as well as the creative approach within environmental movements (Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion,
School Strike, etc.) We are looking for artists working with any medium (painting, sculpture, photography, performance, video art, animation, film, documentaries, etc.)

This is an opportunity for artists, who in the core of their practice are exploring the challenges of global climate change and ecological destruction.

This exhibition will take place at the Art Pavilion, Mile End, in East London parallel to a range of interactive and participatory exhibition-related events such as workshops, talks, and film screenings over a week.

(The participants will be informed of the events prior to the private view.)
- The Art Pavillion is fully accessible!

****** OUTDOOR SPACE ****** (In addition to the main gallery space):

We also have access to an outdoor space in front of the gallery. We are looking for
performances/ Installations to take place in that space. Please send your submissions/
proposals for the outdoor space via the links below, or email
for more information.

Follow us on Instagram @depictionsofliving to see our posts, artists work, and other updates!!

Curator: Roshanak (Roshi) Khakban
Art Director: Samuel Ivan Roberts

Email for the project:
Social media: Instagram @depictionsofliving
Facebook page: depictions of living

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Art Seeking Understanding Grant Project

When : 2020-2021
Where : NA
Application Deadline : 28 October 2019

3. What We Fund

Projects that are truth-seeking and/or discovery-oriented.Projects firmly situated within a particular discipline (e.g. the arts, theology, philosophy, or the sciences) asking questions that cannot be answered without reference to one of these other disciplines.Projects with sharply focused questions and/or hypotheses, as well as an explicit methodology.Projects on which appreciable progress can be made within 12–18 months.

4. Types of Awards

In this initial round, TRT anticipates offering approximately 12 grants – including project grants and experimental pilot or proof-of-concept grants – of up to US$200,000 (or equivalent) for projects lasting 12–18 months (beginning July 1, 2020). Successful grantees from this round may then be invited to submit follow-up proposals for 36-month projects up to US$1,000,000 (or equivalent).

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Beers Call for Art Summer Marathon 2020

When : July 2020
Where : London, UK
Application Deadline : 4 November 2019

Formerly the Contemporary Visions annual group exhibition, the annual open call (now in its 10th year) has merged to encompass the highly successful SUMMER MARATHON*, which debuted at the gallery in 2019 to outstanding reception. The inaugural summer marathon presented a revitalized approach to the traditional ‘group show’ format, presenting international artists in back-to-back solo exhibitions (in lieu of one group show) during the summer period. Through this unconventional approach, each of the exhibiting artists was able to fulfill their vision and stage a complete solo exhibition for a one-week period. Many works were sold to both private and public collections, Florence Hutchings had a sell-out exhibition and Jan Sebastian Koch whose first-ever solo show was a near sell-out.

The BEERS London Annual Open intends to explore current themes, trends, and innovations in contemporary art across all artistic disciplines. Artists anywhere in the world are invited to submit an application for consideration, and applicants will be vetted by a jury of artistic professionals, and selected artists will exhibit in a one-week solo exhibition at Beers London gallery in the heart of East London’s vibrant art community during the 2020 SUMMER MARATHON. That’s right: at least 6 artists will be selected to present week-long solo exhibitions over the summer of 2020.

In the past, applicants and exhibitors have gone on to solo-exhibitions or inclusions in art-fairs with BEERS London; inclusion in gallery Director Kurt Beers’ various publications like 100 Painters of Tomorrow / 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow; placement in public or private collections; representation by Beers London or other galleries; and countless opportunities with other galleries. Last year alone, Milo Matthieu and Marion Fink were discovered through the open call and are now represented by Beers London.

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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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Apexart Exhibition Proposal

When : 2020-2021
Where : New York
Application Deadline : 31 October 2019

apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call from October 1-31, 2019. Three winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented at apexart’s NYC space as part of its 2020-21 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online.

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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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