Artist Opportunity Bulletin

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


​Sperrins Sculpture Trail

When : 2020
Where : Ireland
Application Deadline : 6 September 2019

Derry City & Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in partnership with Fermanagh & Omagh District Council (FODC) and Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) have secured technical support from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to progress the development of a project entitled ‘The Sperrins Sculpture Trail’.

They seek to appoint an Artist led integrated Consultant Team (ICT) and Contractor Team (IST) to undertake the development and construction of three Sculptural sites within the Sperrins.

It is anticipated that the Sperrins Sculpture Trail project will be developed under the Rural Tourism Scheme as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (NIRDP). The aim of the programme’s Rural Tourism Scheme is to support investment in natural and built heritage projects that can act as a key driver for encouraging rural tourism and particularly out of state visitors whilst preserving the natural assets of the rural community. Therefore the priorities for the Sperrins Sculpture Trail project are:

• To be flagship, iconic, unique
• Increase out of state visitors
• Create capital infrastructure
• Create Jobs

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Public Art Program in Sacramento

When : November 2019
Where : California
Application Deadline : 20 September 2019

The State of California will implement a permanent Public Art Program in Sacramento in conjunction with two new build projects, the New Natural Resource Headquarters, and the Health and Human Services Building. The Public Art Program aims to inspire world-class public artworks, engaging diverse voices in shaping our civic spaces. It is an opportunity for artists to create within the rich contexts of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), California Health and Human Services (CHHS).

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16th Annual Open Category Competition & Exhibition

When : October 2019
Where : Central Bank of The Bahamas
Application Deadline : 23 September 2019

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is proud to announce the 36th Annual Open Category Competition and Exhibition to be help from Thursday October 3rd to November 1st 2019. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize, and encourage Bahamian visual artists.

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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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Embracing Our Differences Call For Works

When : January- April 2020
Where : Sarasota
Application Deadline : 8 October 2019

Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.

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Bemis Artists in Residence

When : September - November 2020
Where : Nebraska
Application Deadline : 31 August 2019

Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. Bemis Center is also currently building an alumni program that will further extend ongoing artist support.

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TURPS CORRESPONDENCE COURSE 2019/20

When : October 2019 - September 2020
Where : NA
Application Deadline : 31 August 2019

Turps Correspondence Course is an innovative project giving painters a critical perspective and challenging insight into their work, wherever they are based and at any point in their career, in the form of quarterly appraisals aimed at supporting their studio development.

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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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