April 2021 Opportunities: Grants and open calls for artists




“A canopy of cherry blossoms”, 2021 by Han Cao

Each month, Colossal offers a variety of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, grants, and residencies. If you would like to list an opportunity here, please contact [email protected]. You can also register on a monthly basis Opportunities newsletter.

Open calls

Chicago Botanic Garden Call for Artists with assignments ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 40,000 Presented
The Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. A number of public programs and art experiences celebrate the garden’s remarkable growth and set the tone for the next decade. The garden seeks expressions of interest from artists for sculptures, installations and experiences.
Deadline: April 12, 2021.

SUNY Oswego Outdoor Sculpture Initiative
SUNY Oswego is looking for proposals for outdoor sculpture for the main school campus. Seven artists are selected to install works of art on a centrally located lawn next to the SUNY Oswego Campus Center. Selected works will be on view for a three-year exhibition and will become part of the SUNY Oswego Campus.
Deadline: April 15, 2021.

Shine: Catch the Light Open Call
The Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is offering an open call for Shine: Catch the light. The summer exhibition features works of art where light is a prominent element of the piece. Cash prizes. There is an application fee of $ 25.
Deadline: April 18, 2021.

Residences & Grants

Artists in Residence of the Chinati Foundation
This residence offers artists a $ 1,500 grant for travel and art supplies. Studio and living rooms are located on the museum grounds. There is an application fee of $ 40.
Opens: April 30, 2021.

Applications for the Noldor Arts Residency in Ghana
Noldor is Ghana’s first independent art residence and scholarship program for contemporary African artists. Noldor is currently accepting applications for his four-week annual program for an up-and-coming African artist from the continent or the African diaspora.
Deadline: rolling basis.

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
In its 2020 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant awarded a total of $ 675,000 to 22 writers. From $ 15,000 to $ 50,000 in three categories: Articles, Books, and Shorthand. The 2021 cycle starts in two weeks, and you can prepare for it by referencing the 2021 cycle 2021 application manual.
Opens: April 14, 2021.

The scholarship provides $ 2,000 each to six contemporary artists working in the visual arts. Applicants must be 21 years or older and reside in the United States or Canada.
Opens: May 1st, 2021.

Harpo Foundation grants for visual artists
The award provides up to $ 10,000 of direct assistance to unrecognized visual artists ages 21 and older. The registration fee is $ 15.
Opens: April 30, 2021.


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