Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Residencies and Opportunities for Visual Artists, Multimedia Artists and More!

Hi everyone....sorry I have been out of touch lately. Lots is going on....but I thought I better give you guys something to chew on for a while lest you yell at me for being a slacker! And by the way, remember when I said that the Creative Capital grant letter of inquiry would be a breeze? Well, it was REALLY HARD. The letter was actually a long application of sorts. That's what I've been doing this past week. But you know what? It was well worth it. As I have said in previous posts, it's always good to do these things if you are up for them because they help you define what you want. And then you can also use that template for other grants. Plus, it's a fantastic organization and I can't say enough good things about them, whether or not they give me a grant. The deadline in tomorrow but next year the grant is for visual artists and something else (can't remember at the moment). 
One more thing—don't forget about the Mira's List 2012 Art Contest!! Deadline is March 31 to win $500 and have your work looked at by curators and it is as easy as pie to enter. For more info, guidelines, etc, go here:

(ARTISTS) Boston Center for the Arts Residency ProgramThe Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for the Artist Residency Program. The program aims to provide an environment where artists can experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas and simultaneously engage in public dialogue in a way that is considerate to the artist’s time and process.
This fifteen-week, process-oriented residency is awarded to two individual artists per year (no groups or collaborative pairs). Through a series of community programs jointly developed by the artist and the BCA, it allows artists to connect to the public and explore themes that inform their residency project.
International artists are invited to apply; however, all artists are responsible for their own visa, travel, living and housing expenses. With the BCA’s commitment to local artists, at least one resident will be an individual based in Massachusetts.
This year jurors include: Jenelle Porter, senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Andrew Witkin; Barbara Krakow Gallery; and Catherine D'Ignazio, director, the Institute for Infinitely Small Things.
Support | Artists receive a $2,250 honorarium, 239 square foot studio work place, Intern assistance (artist must provide their own housing)
Deadline:  April 20, 2012 Program Manager:  Cynthia Woo,, 617.426.1119

DEADLINE: APRIL 9, 2012 to receive curatorial proposals for group shows (2 or more artists)
   * 1,800 sq. ft. exhibition space with 25' vaulted ceilings in a converted church
   * $1,000 stipend
   * administrative, promotional and installation support

Visit for guidelines and application.New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

NARS International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. 

The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration. Applications and submissions guidelines are available for download from our website:  
Applications must be delivered to the office by April 6, 2012. Please note that this is not a postmark date. All application and support materials must be submitted to the NARS office no later than 5pm. A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each application. 
NARS Foundation
88 35th Street 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232

(ARTISTS The Compound Gallery and Studios Residencies—Six month residencies in Oakland, CA with complete access to all our facilities including flat file storage, bench (wood/metalshop), and locker space to store your creative tools. We are excited to be partnering with the celebrated Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, and we encourage Ex’pression staff and faculty to apply (at no cost), as we will also select a faculty/staff member from Ex’pression College each session to be an artist in residence at The Compound Studios.
Artists with an interest in interdisciplinary work will be considered first. Residencies are for 6 months and application deadlines are March 1st or September 1st, depending on which session is current. Two artists will be chosen for each session. Recipients of the residency will have full access to the facilities for six months with no additional fees and 24 hour access. We do not offer housing.
• Spring/Summer Residency: April 1st-October 1st (deadline to apply is March 1st)
• Fall/Winter Residency: October 1st-April 1st (deadline to apply is September 1st)1167 65th Street

Oakland, CA 94608

(MEDIA ARTISTS) Call for Entries: SoundVision I—Video-Gang Collective is seeking electronic art work for the pilot screening of a series of Screenings that explore the relationship between the moving image and sound. Works that engage and push the boundaries of sensory perceptions are sought.  The series of screens begins with SoundVision I which be held at The Shop in Richmond, Va. Works are due by March 10th, 2012 to receive full consideration. All work will be screened to the public on the evening of Monday, April 2, 2012. Reception to follow.  Works submitted should fit the following criteria: - Sound, animation, video, film
- No longer than 7 minutes in duration
- Quicktime format
- No works in progress permitted
- Works must fit the theme:  the relationship of sound to image
 To submit work, please include the following in an email to
 - CV
- Brief Artist Statement about the work
- a URL to the work online

Electronic applications should be submitted to All accepted entries will be notified by March 20th, 2012. Full quality works must be received by Video-Gang by March 25th, 2012. For more information please visit

(ARTISTS) SOHO2O GALLERY CHELSEA / 3-month ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2012—The studio space is located at 547 West 27th Street, in the heart of the Chelsea art community of New York City.  The setting offers a community of art professionals and commercial as well as non-profit galleries and art spaces.  The studio’s proximity to the contemporary art center makes it a convenient place to see renowned exhibitions in the neighborhood, as well as arranging studio visits with gallerists, critics and curators. Three-month studio residency.  Work space only, artist must have separate housing arrangements. DEADLINE: March 6th, 2012 Residency takes place May 1st – July 31st, 2012 

Note that the studio residency at 547 W. 27th Street is for work use only. There is absolutely no living space allowed.
All applicants must be residents of the United States or have a valid visa not expiring before the end of the program, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree seeking program and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the 2012 SOHO2O Studio residency.  Artists working in all mediums are invited to apply. For more info:

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This blog provides information on upcoming grants, fellowships and residencies for artists, writers, composers, and media artists. It is for serious professionals only, from emerging to mid-career to established. I also publish information for graduate students from time to time. However, I do not publish information on exhibition or publishing opportunities, nor do I advertise artist retreats and workshops that charge money. At least that is my current policy. For more info on where to exhibit or publish, please see my links section which I try to periodically update. I sift through hundreds of search engines and websites to find opportunities for YOU dear artist. In return, I ask you to pass the information along to those who need it. Also, since this is a free blog, I don't always have the time to weed carefully through everything. If you find a grant or website or residency that is not up-to-date, is dodgy in some way, or is no longer in existence, please let me know! Also, if you stay somewhere at one of the residencies I suggest and have a good experience, I want that feedback too. Please check my FAQs at the top right side bar if you have questions before starting your search. Best wishes and happy hunting!