Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists — Colossal

June 2, 2024 - Art


a large corn cob superimposed on a rail car

George B. Cornish, “A Car Load of Texas Corn” (ca. 1910). Via The Met

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.


$1,800 Innovate Grants for Art + PhotoFeatured
Innovate Grant awards two $1,800 grants each quarter to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition, twelve applicants will receive honorable mentions, be featured on the website, and join a growing community. International artists and photographers working in any medium are eligible.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on June 20, 2024.

VH AWARD for Emerging Asian Media Artists Featured
The five finalists for this award by Hyundai Motor Group will each receive $25,000 in production grants and participate in an online residency program with Eyebeam. The Grand Prix recipient will be awarded an additional $25,000. Read more on Colossal.
Deadline: 11 a.m. EDT/12 a.m. KST on July 5, 2024.


Open Calls

Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue: An International Wheatpaste Show (International)
Tattooed Mom and Doomed Future are teaming up on a wheatpaste exhibition opening June 14 in Philadelphia. First-time and established artists are invited to submit works.
Deadline: June 1, 2024.

2024 Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award (International)
Artists, photographers, and illustrators are invited to submit cohesive bodies of work they’d like to see turned into a book. Six projects will be selected for publishing at no cost.
Deadline: June 7, 2024.

LUAP Pink Bear Scholarships (International)
The University of Europe will grant 17 scholarships, two of which are full scholarships, totaling €250,000 in collaboration with the artist LUAP. Applicants must have a high school degree and need funding.
Opens: June 7, 2024.

2025 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Visual Arts and Curatorial Work (International)
Open to artists and curators born outside the U.S. to non-American parents, the Vilcek Prize will grant six $50,000 awards to immigrants under 38.
Deadline: June 10, 2024.

Orbitals (International)
Open to applicants from or living in the Arab world, this program takes four curators, artists, and arts researchers to Indonesia to for an eight-day trip to learn about a different artistic context in the Global South and share this knowledge with their communities. Flights, travel insurance, accommodation, per diems, and visa reimbursements will be provided.
Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Midwest Open (Midwest)
Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery hosts the annual Midwest Open to highlight the work of women and nonbinary artists. All media and subject matter will be considered. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on June 29, 2024.

Fiberart International 2025 Call for Entry (International)
Contemporary Craft and Brew House Art have teamed up for the 25th Fiberart International, which invites fiber artists to submit their work for a group exhibition in Pittsburgh. One winner will receive a $5,000 award, and there is a $45 entry fee.
Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The 15th Epson International Pano Awards (International)
This award is dedicated to the art and craft of panoramic photography and has a prize pool of $50,000. Entry fees are $20 to $22 per image.
Deadline: The early bird is midnight UTC-11 on June 24, 2024, and the final is midnight UTC-11 on July 15, 2024.

Arte Laguna Prize (International)
In its 19th year, this annual prize is open to artists and designers working in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and films, performance and acting, digital art, digital graphics, cartoons, environmental and land art, street art, and design. One winner will receive €10,000 and an exhibition. Entry fees range from €97.60 to €122.
Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Prisma Art Prize (International)
This annual art prize is open to artists working in painting, engraving, and drawing and offers exhibition opportunities and €2,300 in cash awards annually. There is a €29 entry fee.
Deadline: August 3, 2024.

The Bennett Prize (International)
Women figurative realist painters are eligible for this prize, which offers one winner $50,000 and a solo show, with an additional finalist receiving $10,000. There is a $40 application fee.
Deadline: October 4, 2024.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
Open to any style, process, or subject matter, this annual prize offers €500, an exhibition in Rome, and a publication. Enter before June 10, 2024, for the early fee of €20.
Deadline: October 7, 2024.

NSMA International Painting Competition (International)
Open to professionals and students, this competition focuses on contemporary realism in painting, and all subject matter is welcome. One winner will receive $25,000, and finalists will be exhibited at the New Salem Museum and Academy of Fine Art.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 15, 2025.



Thrive Grants (Oklahoma)
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition will award $5,000 and $10,000 grants to several artist-led, collaborative projects culminating in a public-facing program. A total of $60,000 is available.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on June 1, 2024.

Dreamers in Residency (Chicago)
Soho House is collaborating with Porsche on an inaugural grant program for mid-career artists. Winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 along with exhibition opportunities.
Deadline: 12 p.m. CT on June 10, 2024.

2024 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers (International)
Queer|Art’s first international grant provides $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to finalists to support the creation of projects addressing issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity.
Deadline: June 30, 2024.

2024 Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists (International)
In its fifth year, this grant supports visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women and awards $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to finalists.
Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (International)
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program provides one-time interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs resulted from an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Awardees typically receive $5,000, up to $15,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine)
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (International)
The foundation welcomes applications from actively exhibiting visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for one year and range up to $50,000. The individual circumstances of the artist determine the size of the grant, and professional exhibition history will be considered.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies, Fellowships, & More

The Farm Margaret River Residency (International)
This residency tasks artists with creating a site-specific artwork informed by the environment. Spanning eight weeks, the program offers studios, accommodation, support for travel, and a $7,500 grant.
Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on June 2, 2024.

1708 Pilot Artist Residency Program (International)
This residency provides visual artists free one- to three-month stays in Richmond, Virginia. Chosen applicants receive a private live/work space, a $1,000 monthly stipend, basic equipment, and professional development opportunities.
Deadline: June 2, 2024.

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture Residency (International)
Artists, scholars, scientists, and researchers are invited to apply for two- to four-week residencies under the theme of care and stewardship. Residents receive shared housing and studio space. Travel reimbursements are also available.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on June 30, 2024.

Penland School of Craft (International)
This program is for professional craft artists who are at a pivotal moment in their practice or career. Depending on the applicant’s goals, there are two options: a one-year project-based residency, and a three-year career transition residency. Chosen artists receive housing and studio space.
Deadline: July 2, 2024.

Ucross Artist Residencies (International)
Open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and collaborative teams, this residency offers private studios, meals, a $1,500 stipend, and housing. There’s a $40 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MDT on July 15, 2024.

Loghaven Artist Residency (International)
Emerging and established artists working in architecture, dance, interdisciplinary art, music, theater, visual art, and writing are eligible to apply. Residents receive an $850 per week stipend, travel and freight funding, lodging, and studio space.
Deadline: July 15, 2024.

2024 ICCI ART VALLEY PROGRAM Visiting Artists (International)
Five artists and scholars will be invited to Shanghai for a residency from November 1 to December 15, 2024. Residents will participate in public workshops and lectures, exhibit their works, and receive housing, airfare, ¥10,000, and more.
Deadline: August 5, 2024.

The Hodder Fellowship (International)
Open across disciplines, this fellowship provides $90,000 to artists who spend ten months at Princeton University. No formal teaching is required.
Deadline: Mid-September 2024.


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