Artist Opportunity Bulletin

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


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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