July 2021 Opportunities: Open calls, residencies and grants for artist artist



“The Security Patrol” (2018) by Bisa Butler

Each month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, grants, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please contact us at [email protected]. You can also take part in our monthly Opportunities newsletter.

Open calls

New futures at the Other Art Fair Chicago Recommended
As part of The Other Art Fair’s mission to break traditional barriers in the contemporary art world, New future is designed to kick off the careers of talented emerging artists through an award that includes free fall fair exhibition space and mentoring. Selected artists have the opportunity to physically exhibit in the Chicago Fair and digitally through Virtual editions. New Futures Chicago is presented in partnership with Colossal.
Deadline: July 19, 2021.

Booooooom’s new art book Calm
Booooooom announced an open call for his next art book, which revolves around the subject of silence, or “Pictures offer a little escape from the booming noises and the hectic pace of everyday life”. It is open to drawings and digital and traditional paintings.
Deadline: July 9, 2021.

Public ARTery in the Garment District NYC
The Garment District NYC is looking for a local artist to turn the Port Authority Midtown bus station into a large format mural. Positioned on 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, the selected plant will be installed at the world’s busiest terminal this fall.
Deadline: July 15, 2021.

7th annual national jury exhibition at the Oxford Arts Alliance
Oxford Arts Alliance hosts its 7th annual national jury exhibition in October with a prize of $ 700 for the winner. The exhibition is judged by Charles Goolsby, Professor of Art at Emory & Henry College and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, has no theme and has an entry fee of $ 15.
Deadline: 08/27/2021.

Residencies & Scholarships

National artist residence of the Neon Museum
Applications for the Neon Museum 2021 residence, which runs October 25 through December 5, 2021 and awards an artist a fee of $ 2,500, as well as travel, accommodation, and materials, are open. Whether in the areas of digital, performance or visual arts, the resident is developing a project inspired by the museum’s collection. Neon production is not a requirement.
Deadline: July 11, 2021.

Oak Spring Garden Botanical Artist-in-Residence
Oak Spring Garden is hosting its third annual botanical artist residency, which will last anywhere from two to four weeks from March 27 to May 7, 2022. It is open to artists who want scientifically accurate representations of plants in watercolor, pencil, ballpoint pen and ink, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera and original prints.
Deadline: July 15, 2021.

#BlackDesignVisionaries budding designers and small business grants
In support of the global black design community, the first # BlackDesignVisionaries program, presented by Instagram @design and the Brooklyn Museum, awards three $ 10,000 grants to aspiring black designers ages 18-30 as well a $ 100,000 scholarship to a small, black-run design company that has not been in the practice for more than 10 years.
Deadline: July 16, 2021.

The Ginkgo Creative Residency
This three-month residency brings artists from the fields of fiction, poetry, sound, programming, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, and the visual arts and design to Gingko to pursue projects at the intersection of creativity and synthetic biology. It is open to international applicants and awards a grant of $ 5,000 per month.
Deadline: July 18, 2021.

Creative Futures Scholarship
Under the direction of the Black Artists and Designers Guild, the Creative Futures Grant is awarded $ 5,000 each to four recipients who work in the visual arts, furniture, lighting, textiles, interior design, and architecture. It is open to third and fourth year black undergraduate and graduate students in U.S. institutions.
Deadline: July 26, 2021.


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