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Opportunities in September 2020

John Singer Sargent, “An Artist at His Easel” (1914) (courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago/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

Featured Opportunity
Center for Craft
Craft Research Fund Grants
Two $20,000 artist fellowships and grants of up to $15,000 for craft-centered research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects in the US are available from the Center for Craft. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: Free–$15 USD, depending on the grant
Deadline: October 1, 2020 |

Featured Opportunity
2020 Artist Prize
The honoree will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with this year’s distinguished jurors: Natasha Ginwala, Kalup Linzy, Anat Ebgi, Humberto Moro, Rachel Adams, and Michael Ruiz.
Application Fee: Foundwork Membership ($4 USD/month, cancel any time)
Deadline: October 15, 2020 |

Black Producer Initiative
The advertising agency is donating 500 hours of creative, strategic, and marketing work to emerging, independent Black producers to help tell their stories on Broadway and beyond.
Deadline: February 28, 2021 |

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Manhattan Arts Grants
Through three different programs, Manhattan-based artists, art groups, and community-focused organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to develop and share diverse artistic experiences with the public.
Deadline: September 29, 2020 |

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 USD
Deadline: October 31, 2020 |

Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
Pioneer Works
2021 Residencies
Candidates working outside the “norms” of their artistic field and whose interdisciplinary practice can make use of Pioneer Works’s facilities and collaborative environment in Brooklyn, NY are invited to apply starting September 1.
Deadline: September 30, 2020 |

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 |

FST StudioProjects Fund
Artists who currently have a lease for an art studio in New York City can apply to have their rent covered by FST StudioProjects Fund. Studios can be shared but the applicant’s name must be on the lease.
Deadline: September 30, 2020 |

Getty Research Institute
African American Art History Initiative Residencies
Two fellows will each receive $65,000 and housing for undertaking projects that increase the Research Institute’s African American-related collections, exhibitions, partnerships, publications, and more.
Deadline: October 1, 2020 |

Harvard University
Radcliffe Fellowship Program
Fellows are in residence from September 2021–May 2022 and receive full-time Harvard appointments as visiting fellows, office or studio space, a stipend of $78,000, and an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses.
Deadline: September 10, 2020 |

The Huntington Library
2021–22 Long-Term Research Fellowships
The collections-based research and educational institution offers fourteen long-term fellowships for nine to twelve months in residence, each with a stipend of $50,000.
Deadline: November 16, 2020 |

Women’s Studio Workshop
Artist’s Book Residency
During this six- to eight-week residency, artists will print and bind their own limited edition book work. The residency in Rosendale, NY includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, 24/7 studio access, and more.
Deadline: November 15, 2020 |

Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
2021 NYC Open Call
Creative individuals are encouraged to submit a 500-word proposal to apexart for an idea-driven group exhibition with a budget of $10,000, which will take place in 2021–22 at apexart’s NYC space and online.
Deadline: October 31, 2020 |

Featured Opportunity
ArtFields 2021
Artists based in the Southeastern US are invited to apply for the chance to win part of $100,000 in cash prizes and have their work showcased in this nine-day competition and exhibition. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Application Fee: $25 USD
Deadline: November 1, 2020 |

Art Against Racism
This nationwide virtual exhibition of art inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement is accepting submissions until September 14 to include in its October 3 launch. Later submissions will be added weekly until Inauguration Day.
Deadline: January 20, 2021 |

Born This Way Foundation
Get Out The Vote
An open call for creatives to design a social-first campaign inspiring Americans to vote this fall. All submissions will be spotlighted on Creatively; one artist will win $10,000. An additional two finalists will each receive $2,500.
Deadline: September 24, 2020 |

Portland Museum of Art
Untitled, 2020 Juried Exhibition Open Call
Any artist living and working in Maine is invited to submit a maximum of five works for consideration. The exhibition is open to all media, which must have been created in Maine in 2020.
Deadline: September 30, 2020 |

Wendy’s Subway
Carolyn Bush Award & Open Reading Period
Two opportunities are available for poets to author a publication with Wendy’s Subway. Both winners will receive honorariums of $1,000, standard royalty contracts, and 25 author copies.
Carolyn Bush Award Application Fee: $15 USD
Open Reading Period Application Fee: $20 USD
Deadline for both: September 7, 2020 |

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