May 2021 Opportunities: Open calls, residencies, and artist grants




“Easy Way Out” (2021) by Rustam QBic

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 take part in our monthly Opportunities newsletter.

Open calls

Backroads: Art less traveled in the Vestige Concept Gallery
This open call from the Vestige Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh seeks out artwork that is off the beaten track, particularly with a view to travel, and is open to artists in the US and Canada. Projects could include hidden gems, special or unusual locations, walking tours, strange journeys, strange encounters, and / or “lost” and fading places. The registration fee of $ 25 includes two submissions.
Deadline: May 22, 2021.

Residences & grants

21c Artadia Award
The first 21c Artadia Award will be presented this month in Louisville, Kentucky, and will provide an unrestricted $ 10,000 grant to an artist living and working in the creative communities where 21c Museum hotels are located.
Opens: May 15, 2021.

WIRED Resilience Residency
The WIRED Resilience Residency is designed for non-journalists to tell the most powerful and urgent stories from their fields and start new conversations through written contributions, photo essays, data visualizations, podcasts, videos, social media experiments and other media. The residency starts in June and lasts for six months.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on May 16, 2021.

Coney Family Fund
The Coney Family Fund awards two US $ 5,000 grants to Chicago-based visual artists who identify as Black or African American and are committed to sustainable studio practices and artistic career development. There is a registration fee of $ 12.
Deadline: May 17, 2021.

Esalen Artist in Residence
The Esalen Institute will encourage three artists – writers, performers, visual artists, filmmakers, podcasters, activists, organizers and philosophers, sociologists, and other types of social workers – to apply Big Sur Campus for a period of four weeks between June and September.
Deadline: May 17, 2021.

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. For more information, see the 2021 application manual.
Deadline: May 19, 2021.

The Margaret River Farm sponsored residence
This residence is open to cross-disciplinary Western Australians and awards a recipient $ 5,000 for research, creative development and collaboration that reflects their time on the property. The artist will be announced in July 2021. The residency is expected to last five to eight weeks between October and December.
Deadline: 5 p.m. AWST on May 28, 2021.

2022 AIRIE residence
The Artists in Residence in Everglades asks the residents to deal with this question: How can we make nature a space of belonging? AIRIE Fellows are open to international applications in various disciplines and receive a grant of USD 4,000 and a stay of up to one month in the Everglades. The registration fee is $ 10.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on June 1, 2021.


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