Opportunities in October 2020

Johann Georg Platzer, “The Artist’s Studio” (1740s–1750s), (courtesy the Cleveland Museum of Art/Open Access)

Hyperallergic’s monthly Opportunities Listings provide a resource to artists and creatives looking for grants and paid gigs to further their work. As the arts sector navigates the coronavirus pandemic, these paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations are more important now than ever.

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Grants & Awards

516 Arts
Fulcrum Fund
Round Three of the Fulcrum Fund will award emergency relief grants of $1,000 to 91 independent, professional visual artists based in New Mexico who have lost income due to the pandemic.
Deadline: October 15, 2020 | 516arts.org

Artadia Awards
All visual artists and collaboratives at any stage in their career who have lived and worked within the greater Atlanta or Houston areas for a minimum of two years can apply for unrestricted funds of $10,000.
Deadline: October 15 and November 1, 2020 | artadia.org/awards

Queer|Art
Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant
This annual $7,000 grant will be awarded to self-identified lesbians for visionary moving-image art. Work can be animation, documentary, narrative, or cross-genre, and it must be experimental.
Application Fee: $6
Deadline: October 31, 2020 | queer-art.org/hammer-grant


Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
University of Colorado Art Museum
2021–2022 Artist-in-Residence
Starting November 1, artists are invited to CU Boulder to create new work or curate an exhibition during a four-to-six-week on-site (or remote) residency in the residency in the 2021–2022 academic year. The museum encourages interdisciplinary projects and welcomes applications from individual or collaborative teams. Compensation is $16,000 (or $10,500 if remote).
Deadline: January 7, 2021 | colorado.edu/cuartmuseum

A.I.R. Gallery
2021–22 Fellowship Program
Six underrepresented and emerging NYC metropolitan area-based artists who self-identify as women or non-binary will each be awarded year-long fellowships to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R.
Deadline: October 21, 2020 | airgallery.org/fellowship-program

Creative Time
Think Tank
Workers in the fields of art, organizing, theory, and cultural production can apply to join a group exploring methodologies to dismantle colonialist modes of creation and presentation. Members will each receive $10,000.
Deadline: October 11, 2020 | creativetime.org/think-tank

Magazzino Italian Art
Scholar-in-Residence Program
Emerging scholars beginning or continuing an independent project that contributes new research on postwar and contemporary Italian art can apply for this fellowship, which provides a salary, housing, and more.
Deadline: December 1, 2020 | magazzino.art

The Laundromat Project
Create Change Fellowship
The collections-based research and educational institution offers fourteen long-This virtual residency is now open for applications from artists and cultural producers interested in developing a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice.
Deadline: October 18, 2020 | laundromatproject.org/create-change


Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
National Portrait Gallery
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
Submissions from each finalist and prizewinner will form an exhibition at the Portrait Gallery. First place will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the museum’s collection. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $50
Deadline: January 29, 2021 | portraitcompetition.si.edu

Artists Sunday
Register to participate in the free nationwide movement and marketing campaign encouraging consumers to shop with original artists and craftspeople during the fall holiday season.
artistssunday.com/artists


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