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Our commitment: dismantle barriers and provide meaningful resources and training for creative and cultural professionals.

Erie Arts & Culture believes that creative and cultural professionals can play a central role in developing vibrant and healthy communities and neighborhoods when they are provided with access to Professional development, Resources, and Opportunities (PRO). 

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Want to know more about budgeting and financial planning? Uncertain of what your intellectual property rights are as an artist? Trying to determine the best ways to market yourself? Exploring virtual performative and teaching opportunities? Interested in the methodology of creative placemaking and community engagement? We can help! 

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What are your needs?

Through the PRO Network Survey, Erie Arts & Culture is asking creative and cultural professionals in Northwestern Pennsylvania to identify the barriers that have the most immediate impact on their capacity or the scalability of their careers. If you are a cultural or creative professional in NW PA, please take a moment and complete our survey so we have a more in-depth understanding of your talents and needs. Using results from this survey, we will design programs and events specific to the needs of those living and working in our region.

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Erie Arts & Culture Opportunities

for Individual Artists

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Artist Fellowship Program

Applications open July 6, 2022 and close August 29 at 11:30pm.

In 2016, Erie Arts & Culture committed to making a greater investment in the artists living and working in Erie County by establishing the annual Artist Fellowship program. The agency saw a need to provide artists with unrestricted funding that could be used to pursue artistic development and growth.   

Originally, Erie Arts & Culture awarded three fellowships annually – two to emerging artists and one to an established artist. In 2020, the agency’s Grantmaking Committee reviewed the program’s eligibility requirement through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Upon further reflection, the Erie Arts & Culture Board of Trustees and Grantmaking Committee decided that it was necessary to revise program criteria and guidelines. Starting in 2020, the fellowship program includes three artist categories: Emerging, Mid-Career, and Established.

View all details and the application here

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Creative Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

Erie Arts and Culture is partnering with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to help creative entrepreneurs and their businesses. The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (CEAP) matches eligible creative entrepreneurs with free local small business consulting services and financial resources up to $2,000.

Fifty-one percent of the funds available for distribution in this program will be reserved for Black, indigenous, or persons of color (BIPOC), or individuals residing in communities identified by the Small Business Administration’s low-income communities map

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Funding decisions will be made on a quarterly basis

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Become a Rostered Teaching Artist

Annual Deadline: May 31

Rostered teaching artists are eligible to participate in Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) funded Arts in Education residencies. Teaching artists champion the arts as a tool for both personal and community development by leading quality arts-based programs in schools and community settings.

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 Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Annual Deadline: April

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) provides grants to support folk and traditional arts apprenticeships as a means of preserving and promoting the diverse cultures found throughout the Commonwealth. Each grant award provides funding to form a partnership between a master traditional artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling the two to work together to share and develop advanced techniques or repertoire.

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Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Creative and cultural professionals, which includes artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance. Awarded funds can be used to assist with basic living expenses, such as housing, utilities, or groceries.

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Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Fund

Deadline: See the link below

As part of the Northwest Pennsylvania Arts Recovery Grant Program, Erie Arts & Culture offers a new funding opportunity to artists living and working in Erie, Warren, Crawford, Venango, Mercer, and Lawrence Counties. This program is made possible through a subgranting award that EAC received from the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan. The grants are intended to fuel the nation’s recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are intended to help support artists and the broader arts and culture sector in its response to and recovery from the pandemic.

EAC’s awards will impact a broad constituency, and we encourage applications from artists of all disciplines. Through this project, EAC provides support to regional artists as they mitigate the impact of the pandemic while also encouraging the expansion of community access to the arts by (a) demystifying artistic practice and increasing the accessibility of arts programs to communities—especially communities that may have been underserved in the past by federal arts funding; and (b) supporting a wide range of arts activities developed in a variety of local settings.

EAC's Northwestern PA Arts Recovery Grant Program will provide artistic fees and stipends to artists for the production of artistic workshops or presentations that are free and accessible to community stakeholders.

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 Current External Opportunities
updated weekly

Erie Arts & Culture is committed to promoting opportunities for artists, arts professionals, and cultural organizations.  Our guiding policy is to only post opportunities that pay. The opportunities below are updated on a weekly basis.  If you'd like your opportunity listed or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

May Deadlines

CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing 

Call Type: Fellowship

Open to: Creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (having a Cuban parent or grandparent).

Deadline: May 1, 2022

Details: Since 1963, the CINTAS Foundation has awarded over 81 fellowships in creative writing. In addition to supporting Cuban artists, many early in their careers, the CINTAS Foundation also maintains a growing collection of works by past awardees and other esteemed Cuban artists. For the purpose of historical value and documentation, award recipients are encouraged to submit creative writings sample, signed book, or other such representative samples of their work to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection after the grant period. $20,000 

Review Opportunity 


CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts

Call Type: Fellowship

Open to: Creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Visual Arts may include painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, video, and the media arts. Media arts encompasses narrative, non-narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental time-based works using audio, digital, film and/or video media; also included is computer art in which the computer is an essential element of the work's creation, presentation or understanding.

Deadline: May 1, 2022

Details:  Since 1963, the CINTAS Foundation has awarded over 185 fellowships in the visual arts. In addition to supporting Cuban artists, many early in their careers, the CINTAS Foundation also maintains a growing collection of works by past awardees and other esteemed Cuban artists. For the purpose of historical value and documentation, award recipients are encouraged to submit art work (i.e., representative samples of their work) to be added to the CINTAS Fellows Collection after the grant period.  $20,000

Review Opportunity 


Creative Business Accelerator (CBA) - Bridgeway Capital

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Artist, maker, designer, craftsperson, and/or small-batch manufacturer, full-time business owner or aspires to be, ≥ 3 years of business operations, located in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, participating or willing to participate in CBA

Deadline: May 6, 2022

Details:  Up to seven creative businesses will be selected for a ten-week intensive course to transform a growth idea into an actionable plan that is ready to realize. Ascender’s team of experts and coaches will work closely with participants to forge that interesting growth idea into a strategy with sound financial and operational dimensions. The CBA will support participants through the program and help them make solid progress with their Next Leap goals over the following six months.

Review Opportunity 


Women Photograph Project Grants

Call Type: Grant

Open to:  Visual journalists working in a documentary capacity 

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Details:  These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress. Seven grants are available, at least one of which will be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer. Four grants, funded by Getty Images' Inclusion Grants program, will be awarded with a specific concentration in subject matter or medium: one for a project with a news focus, one for a sports project, one for an arts & entertainment project, and one for a video or multimedia project. Three additional grants, supported by Nikon USA, will be open to work from any genre — photographers. Applicants will be asked to self-identify the subject matter or medium of their submission in the application.

Review Opportunity 


Rest, Craft and Study Grant -  FIYAH Literary Magazine 

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Black writers of speculative fiction

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Details:  The series includes three $1,000 grants to be distributed annually based on a set of submission requirements. All grants with the exception of the Emergency Grant will be issued and awarded as part of Juneteenth every year. The emergency grant will be awarded twice a year in $500 amounts.  

Review Opportunity 


Cultural Change/Social Commentary Grant - FiberArtNetwork

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Fiber Art Network members only  

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Details: Often our work benefits us as the maker, but the final product can also make people think about an issue of importance, help raise awareness for a cause, or inspire viewers to do more. You may express current events, personal stories, or historical events in your project. Or surprise us with a new concept that addresses cultural commentary and/or social change. Grant is $300

Review Opportunity 


Public Art Mural Grant - Women’s Studio Workshop

Call Type: Residency, Rosedale, NY

Open to: Public art muralists

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Details: This Public Art Mural Grant is a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work at Women’s Studio Workshop that faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running and cycling. The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing.  

Review Opportunity


PIT Performing Arts Application for 2022-23 Season

Call Type: Event

Open to: Performing artists and performing arts groups of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, including all genres of music, dance, and theater. 

Deadline: Will close after 100 submissions have been received

Details:  As part of ACAA’s commitment to artistic excellence and quality, this program provides performing artists with a competitive fee, a diverse international audience, and world-class facilities and sound equipment that include a large elevated stage, truss lighting, monitors, subwoofers, head speakers, a mixing board, music stands, microphones and stands, and all related cords. Also available is a Bergmann Heritage Series baby grand piano located at the airport’s landside terminal venue for acoustic sets. Performances are compensated at a rate of $100/hour (solo artists) and $175/hour (groups of 2 or more).

Review Opportunity 


Chautauqua Art in the Park

Call Type: Event

Open to: Registration is limited to the first 100 vendor applicants on each date.

Dates: July 3 and August 7

Details:  A beloved annual community arts event hosted at lakeside Miller Park by the Friends of Chautauqua Visual Arts. One 8’ table and two chairs are provided per $75 entry fee. Proceeds from your event registration fees provide student scholarships for the Chautauqua Institution School of Visual Arts Artists in Residence Program and continuing support of Chautauqua Visual Arts galleries and events.

Fee: $75

Review Opportunity 

June Deadlines

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 

Call Type: Grant

Open to: All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form. You do not need to be a digital artist or be able to design software to enter. 

Deadline: June 3, 2022

Details: The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition. Since it's launch in 2012, it has awarded more than US$100,000 in prize money and created opportunities worldwide for the artists who have been longlisted, shortlisted or won Lumen Awards. Lumen is run by Lumen Art Projects, a UK-based digital arts champion which builds these opportunities by curating exhibitions, commissions and events for art venues, cultural institutions and public spaces around the world as well as delivering consultancy services for partners globally. 

NOTE: Entry Fees.

Review Opportunity 


2023 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Music

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Young, immigrant musicians who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in music 

Deadline: June 10, 2022

Details:  A panel of distinguished jurors—members of the music community—will evaluate the applications based on their excellence, innovation, and impact. The Creative Promise Prizes will honor music professionals who exemplify excellence and creativity and whose work showcases the possibilities of music as a language and a means of expression. The individuals chosen will have demonstrated exceptional independence and creativity by their 38th birthday. The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each

Review Opportunity 


Documentary Lab - Firelight Media

Call Type: Fellowship

Open to: Emerging filmmakers of color who make artful and innovative nonfiction films. 

Deadline: June 13, 2022

Details: The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers in the United States from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities directing their first or second feature-length documentary film. The Documentary Lab provides filmmakers with a $25,000 grant toward their projects as well as customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, professional development retreats, and networking opportunities.  

Review Opportunity 


Chautauqua Art in the Park

Call Type: Event

Open to: Registration is limited to the first 100 vendor applicants on each date.

Dates: July 3 and August 7

Details:  A beloved annual community arts event hosted at lakeside Miller Park by the Friends of Chautauqua Visual Arts. One 8’ table and two chairs are provided per $75 entry fee. Proceeds from your event registration fees provide student scholarships for the Chautauqua Institution School of Visual Arts Artists in Residence Program and continuing support of Chautauqua Visual Arts galleries and events.

Fee: $75

Review Opportunity 


July Deadlines

2022 Dementia Arts Impact Award

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: July 15, 2022

Open to: Artists from the visual arts (painting, coloring, sculpting, film), music (listening to, singing, and playing music) drama/movement (acting, storytelling, dance, choreography, playwriting, and expressive movement), songwriting, or poetry (writing and reading of poetry).

Details: Visual or performing artist breaking new ground, creating original work that challenges our assumptions about dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, working with your community in novel ways, or inspiring creativity in those with memory loss,  Artists will work with top experts in the dementia field with an aim to break new ground, artistically and clinically. 

Review Opportunity 


The $10,000,000 OMG Fund! - Airbnb

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: July 22, 2022

Open to: Property owners who will create and design a unique space that becomes an Airbnb. 

Details: Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. Just browse the OMG! Category and you’ll find our collection of the quirkiest homes on Airbnb. If you have a jaw-dropping idea of your own, send it our way. You might just get $100K from the OMG! Fund to put toward your offbeat build.* 100 people will receive up to $100,000.

Review Opportunity 


August Deadlines

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grant - NYFA

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: August 2, 2022

Open to: NYFA is committed to supporting artists from every background, and at all stages in their creative careers. We strongly encourage artists of color, LGBTQ+ artists, artists with disabilities, and artists living outside of the East and West coasts to apply.

Details: This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need* who are practicing in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.

Review Opportunity 


Black Creator Accelerator

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: August 12, 2022

Open to: Emerging Creators that self-identify as Black

Details: The Black Creator Accelerator will provide 25 aspiring Black creators with a $10k/month stipend to pursue creative endeavors and get connected with opportunities to launch sustainable, full-fledged careers. In addition, Google Pixel, Westbrook Media, and UNCMMN will work with Snapchat to enrich the educational curriculum and create tailored workshops for participants. 

Review Opportunity 


Public Installation Grant - Fiber Arts Now

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: August 15, 2022

Open to: Fiber Artists

Details: Engaging the public with fiber art and sharing the work of our artists with diverse audiences are important core values of Fiber Art Now. This grant supports the creation of temporary and permanent fiber art installations. Funds may be used towards materials, artist stipend, installation costs or educational programming for the work. Award $300. An active subscription to Fiber Art Now magazine is required.

Review Opportunity 


Excellence in Fibers - Fiber Arts Now

Call Type: Exhibition - Oregon

Deadline: August 21, 2022

Open to: Fiber Artists

Details: Artists are invited to enter 2D and 3D innovative artwork of original design that stretches the boundaries of fiber and textile techniques. The artwork must include a fiber component or textile technique.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st $300, 2nd $250, and 3rd $200 selections.

Fee: $30

Review Opportunity 


Experimental Weaving Residency

Call Type: Residency - Boulder, Colorado

Deadline: August 30, 2022

Open to: Individuals who are open-minded, curious, and above all deeply knowledgeable about woven structures and their behaviors

Details: The Unstable Design Lab is hosting its third experimental weaving residency with the goal of developing new techniques and open-source resources that can co-evolve fiber arts and engineering practice.  Our annual theme, cross-section, speaks to our ongoing interest in growing community at the intersections of craft and technology. As such, we look to this call to not only select a resident, but to identify a group of like-minded folks with whom we can collectively define the commitments and possible societal contributions of experimental weavers. 

Review Opportunity 


Corning Museum of Glass Residency

Call Type: Residency, Corning, NY

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Open to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color  

Details: Artists spend a month at The Studio exploring new directions in glassmaking or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. Transportation, as well as room and board, is provided for those selected to participate. Each resident is offered a generous supply budget and a shared studio space. During the residency, artists are expected to do their work. Each artist presents their work during a free public event in The Studio Lecture Room. 

Residencies occur in March, April, May, October, and November. One or two individuals are selected for each month.

Review Opportunity 


September Deadlines

Keyholder Residency Program - Lower East Side Printshop

Call Type: Residency - NYC

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to: Emerging Contemporary Artists in all Disciplines

Details: The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom. Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. 

Review Opportunity 


KHN Residency

Call Type: Residency - Nebraska City, NE

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to: Working visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world.

Details:  The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio. 

Review Opportunity 


Dots Between Virtual Fellowship

Call Type: Virtual Fellowship

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to: Artists that want help with their finances

Details: This financial coaching program is for artists who have started to bring in more resources than ever before and need to establish the financial and business structures that will support their long term career growth.

Review Opportunity 


Curatorial Research Fellowship - The Andy Warholl Foundation

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to: Arts organizations on behalf of curators at any stage of their careers, with or without institutional affiliation, working towards projects that will manifest at least two years after a grant is made. 

Details: Proposals should present the topic for which research is being undertaken in narrative form. It can be helpful to discuss the origin of the applicant’s interest in the topic and the work undertaken to date; it is expected that projects will evolve throughout the research, and outcomes need not be predicted. It is important to situate the research project about historical and contemporary art precedents and practices.

Grants of up to $50,000 are intended to cover expenses incurred during the research and development stage of an exhibition, public-facing project, or other visual arts-based initiatives that contribute in an original way to contemporary visual arts discourse.

Review Opportunity 


OneBeat Fellowship

Call Type: Residency (1 month)

Deadline: September 2, 2022

Open to: Musicians from any genre or background

Details: OneBeat is a music exchange and incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship, where innovative musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities. 

An initiative of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.

For more information about the program, click here.

Review Opportunity 


The Create Fund - Shutterstock

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: September 5, 2022

Open to: Photographers, videographers, and illustrators 

Details: People with disabilities represent over 1 billion of the world’s population, with an estimated 15%  of people globally having a disability. Yet, they are rarely seen in advertisements/marketing, news, or entertainment media. 

Shutterstock is focused on promoting more authentic representation in our content and in marketing and that is why we are partnering with the Global Alliance for Disability in Media and Entertainment (GADIM) and the World Institute on Disability (WID) to offer $50,000 in production grants to increase and diversify portrayals of disabilities across a broad range of environments, relationships, and issues in our collection.   

Review Opportunity 


CPR – Center for Performance Research 2023 Artist Residency

Deadline: September 6, 2022

Open to: Contemporary dance and performance

Details: This year-long residency seeks to support a wide range of artists, from emerging to established, working within various perspectives of contemporary dance and performance, and time-based forms. Residents receive 150 subsidized rehearsal hours in the facility studios, curatorial support, access to equipment and production resources, a $1,000 stipend, and more.

 Review Opportunity 


Ox-Bow Haunted House Residency

Call Type: Residency - Saugatuck, Michigan

Deadline: September 6, 2022

Open to: Artists working in all media and disciplines, including sound, video, puppetry, practical effects and special effects

Details: Artists working in all media and disciplines, including sound, video, puppetry, practical effects and special effects, are welcome to apply for this mini-residency in preparation for “Ox-Bow Goes to Hell.” Artists will be provided a fee of $500, a $300 budget for materials, and receive room and board.

 Review Opportunity 


Princeton Arts Fellowship

Call Type: Residency - Princeton, NJ

Deadline: September 13, 2022 

Open to: Early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors, or performance artists

Details: This fellowship is awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors, or performance artists. Fellows receive an $86,000 a year stipend and spend two consecutive academic years at Princeton University— formal teaching is expected.

Review Opportunity 


Graham Foundations Production and Presentation Grants for Individuals

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Open to: A wide range of practitioners (such as architects, scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators) and organizations (such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums).

Details:  Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.

Review Opportunity 


Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency

Call Type: Residency - Bainbridge Island, Washington

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Open to: Professional and emerging artists, composers, writers, botanists, landscape architects, researchers, and others with work relating to nature

Details: This residency program on the Bloedel grounds provides unlimited access to the Reserve’s 150 acres of sculpted gardens, forests, meadows, and wildlife habitats. There is a $25 application fee. 

Review Opportunity 


Hambidge Center Residency

Call Type: Residency - Rabun Gap, Georgia

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Open to:  Visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, and arts and cultural administrator

Details: This residency is open to all kinds of creative practioners including visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, ceramicists, and arts and cultural administrators. Located in the north Georgia mountains, each resident has a private studio and living space, with meals provided four nights a week.

Fee: $30

Review Opportunity 


Monson Arts Residency

Call Type: Residency - Monson, Maine

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Open to:  Anyone at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, writing, and related fields (i.e. audio, video, photography)

Details: Monson Arts’ residency program supports emerging and established artists and writers by providing them time and space to devote to their creative practices. During each of our 2-week and 4-week programs throughout the year, a cohort of 5 artists and 5 writers are invited to immerse themselves in small town life at the edge of Maine’s North Woods and focus intensely on their work within a creative and inspiring environment. 

Fee: $25

Review Opportunity 


Abbott Watts Residency for Photography

Call Type: Residency - Monson, Maine

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Open to: Photographers whose work leans to the experimental and/or who have a need to produce exhibitable work

Details: The residency is open to artists whose photographic work leans to the experimental and/or who have a need to produce exhibitable work. The residents will be provided housing with access to a darkroom and a private digital studio, and a $500-1000 stipend.

Fee: $25 

Review Opportunity 


Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Call Type: Fellowship

Deadline: September 16, 2022

Open to: Exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation of any artform

Details: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for mid-career individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts and exhibit great promise for their future endeavors. 

Review Opportunity 


Puffin Foundation

Call Type: Grant

Mail Request Deadline: Starting September 16, 2022 

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

Open to: Video/film, theater and environmentally focused projects 

Details: The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy.  Your potential application should meet this criteria. 

Average grants are approximately $1,250. The maximum grant size is $2,500.

Review Opportunity 


Storyknife Writers Retreat

Call Type: Residency - Homer, Alaska

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Open to: Women Writers

Details: Storyknife offers free writing residencies to women writers. Each resident has their own cabin where she can write and reflect.

Review Opportunity 


National Parks Arts Foundation

Call Type: Residency - Fort Union, New Mexico

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Open to: Any artist working in any medium, digital or analog, including writing of any type, and performance art of any type are accepted.  

Details:  The National Parks Arts Foundation invites artists of all artistic media to apply for the Fort Union National Monument residency program. The residency comes with housing for one month, and more. 

Review Opportunity 

 

October Deadlines

ACLS Leading Edge Fellows Host Organizations 

Call Type: Fellowship Hosting

Deadline: October 3, 2022

Open to: Organizations interested in hosting Leading Edge Fellows 

Details:  The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Leading Edge Fellowship program offers recent humanities PhDs two-year fellowship positions with organizations dedicated to advancing justice and equity. The program demonstrates the capacity of those with advanced training in the humanities to contribute to timely and meaningful social justice work in communities across the country. The Leading Edge Fellowship program is administered by the American Council of Learned Societies and is made possible by the support of The Mellon Foundation. 

ACLS offered a webinar for prospective host organizations in mid-September. You can watch a recording here.

Review Opportunity 


Competition Elevating Exceptional Young Artists

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: October 14, 2022

Open to: Artists aged 15–18, or in grades 10–12, in the US are encouraged to apply for a YoungArts award in the discipline of their choice: Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Film, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, or Writing. 

Details: Sponsored by The National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists, YoungArts identifies exceptional young artists, amplifies their potential, and invests in their lifelong creative freedom. YoungArts is among the only organizations in the United States that support artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts and continuing throughout their careers.

Selected for their caliber of artistic achievement, YoungArts winners are awarded in three categories: Finalist, Honorable Mention, and Merit. Award winners have ongoing access to the YoungArts Post, a private, online portal that allows artists to connect, share their work, and discover fellowships, residencies, wellness resources, microgrants, and additional financial support.

Review Opportunity 


Art Omi Residencies

Call Type: Residency, Ghent, New York

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Open to: Writers, Dancers, Choreographers, Architects, Musicians and Composers

Details: Art Omi has five residency programs for artists (of all disciplines), writers, dancers and choreographers, architects, and musicians and composers. The program is located in the historic Hudson River Valley. 

Review Opportunity 


Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship

Call Type: Fellowship

Deadline: October 21, 2022

Open to: Crafters - mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft

Details: This fellowship awards $50,000 to five artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. 

Fee: $15

Review Opportunity


VIA Art Artistic Production Grant

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: October 24, 2022

Open to: Public and non-traditional exhibition artists

Details: VIA Art Fund is accepting letters of inquiry (LOIs) for their Artist Production grant program. The grant awards individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and institutions $25,000-100,000 in support of new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in nontraditional exhibition environments, The grants are awarded to projects that best exemplify VIA's three core values of artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement.

Review Opportunity


November Deadlines

Fellowship for Americans in the Nordic Countries

Call Type: Residency - Nordic Region

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Open to: Graduate students (preferably conducting dissertation research) and academic professionals interested in pursuing research or creative-arts projects in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden)

Details: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers year-long fellowships of up to $23,000 and short term (1-3 months) fellowships of up to $5,000. AFS’s award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation’s most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. During the past 100 years, over 4,000 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden) and Scandinavians in the US engaged in study, research, or creative arts projects.

Review Opportunity 


Women’s Studio Workshop

Call Type: Multiple/See Below

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Open to:  Intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics (see individual opportunity)

Details: Women’s Studio Workshop has an artist-centered philosophy and a deep commitment to the individual’s creative process. We support this vision through providing time and space in the form of grants, residencies, and internships where artists can come to work with 24-hour access to our studios - intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics.

All applications (with exception to the Artist’s Book residencies, which must be postmarked by November 15th) must be submitted online by midnight EST of the date listed.

Studio Residency Grant
Studio Residency Grant
Legacy Residency Grant
Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Residency Grant
Artist’s Book Residency Grant
Studio Internship
Nonprofit Management Internship
Summer Internship

Review Opportunity 

 

 

December Deadlines

VIA Art Incubator Grant

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Open to: Small visual arts organizations

Details: The VIA | Wagner Foundation Incubator Grant Fund provides two-year general operating support (that may also be directed towards a specific initiative) for small visual arts organizations across the United States. Each year, five organizations will receive a grant of $40,000, which will be disbursed in equal installments of $20,000 per year over the two years. Organizations with an annual operating budget of up to $2.2 million are eligible to apply for a grant. 

Review Opportunity 

January Deadlines
Rolling Deadlines

Annuity Freedom - Marketing Grant for Artists

Driving organic traffic from Google and Bing can be a meaningful way to grow sales for free. Given the economic pain being felt by so many artists due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to help you by providing a free SEO analysis and recommendations.

There is currently no cap on the number of possible marketing grant recipients per month.

Annuity Freedom - Micro-grant for Artists

(1) $100 monthly grant. Grant winner will be selected on the last date of each month, beginning February 28, 2021.

Review Opportunities 



Call for Work: Buffalo Arts Studio

Deadline: Rolling

Buffalo Arts Studio is looking for artist submissions for their 2022/2023 exhibition calendar. The series will reflect the belief that artists and curators can effect change through purposeful collaborations that balance community need with artistic insight. This series of exhibitions will be curated with the intent to not only display powerful visual statements, but to also spur dialogue between varied audiences and to open doors to social, economic, and environmental justice.

Buffalo Arts Studio is providing a $1000 honorarium to solo exhibiting artists for the 2022-2023 exhibition calendar to support their curatorial goal of economic and representational justice. Artists are encouraged to pursue ambitious, site specific installations that utilize the available assets of the space. 

Review Opportunity

Questions can be directed to: Shirley Verrico, Buffalo Arts Stufio Curator, at: [email protected]


Awesome Foundation Grants

Deadline: International Deadline: Recurring Monthly 

Description: Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

Review Opportunity 

Local chapter: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/erie 


Public Art Archive

Call Type: Public Art

Deadline: Rolling

Open to: Established public artists

Number of Applications Allowed: 20

Details: This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

Review Opportunity 


Artist in Residence

Call Type: Residencies - California

Deadline: Rolling

Open to: Artists of any discipline

Details: 6th Street Studios and Art Center is excited to announce our new Artist-in-Residence Program. Residency provides exposure to new audiences and a newly built, private workspace. An exhibition space is also provided, where dialogue between the artist and community is inevitable. A rare opportunity to propel the resident’s work forward!

Fee: $25.00 (6th Street Studios & Art Center)

Review Opportunity  


 


No Deadlines

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Call Type: Grant

Deadline: Open, throughout the year

Open to: Visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers

Details: The Foundation provides financial resources for visual artists to create new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency and offset living expenses. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist's professional work and personal expenses and amounts range up to $30,000. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces. 

 Review Opportunity 


Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund

Call Type: Grant

Open to:  Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators with active projects across all of Kickstarter’s categories: Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.

Details:  Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation have partnered to launch a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund. The mission of this Creative Capital x Skoll Creator Fund is to increase the number of funded Kickstarter projects launched by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators through removing early financial hurdles. These funds will help bring more of their creative projects to life in the world, creating a more diverse and equitable artistic ecosystem overall.

Review Opportunity 


The Black & Brown Podcast Collective Grants

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Emerging podcasters and content creators of color. Must be a member to apply. FREE to join.

Details:  The Black & Brown Podcast Collective provides micro grants to further support the growth of podcasts and content.

Review Opportunity 


Dramatists Guild Foundation - Emergency Grants

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Writers seeking financial support due to the COVID-19 theatrical shutdown

Details: The Dramatists Guild Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

Review Opportunity


Dramatist Guild Foundation Housing Assistance Grant

Call Type: Grant

Open to: Professional dramatists (playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists). If you hold a minimum of $15,000 in your combined bank accounts, we kindly ask that you refrain from applying at this time. 

Description: This is a one-time award that assists with housing expenses accrued as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. DGF is committed to preventing eviction and displacement among theater writers and to help dramatists rebuild their lives during the pandemic recovery period.

Review Opportunity 


Production Jobs in Film, TV, Digital, Media and Entertainment

Details: For those who work in filmmaking and television. Please filter by city to see opportunities near you.

Review Opportunity


 

Additional Helpful Resources:

Seven Steps to Scale your Career Blog Series
Social Networks

DeviantART - Review the world's largest online art community HERE

Professional Development

Creative Capital - Review professional development workshops HERE

College Art Association - Review professional development for student and emerging artists and national professional development workshops HERE

Fractured Atlas - Review information on funding, healthcare, education, and more HERE

Calls to Artists

Americans for the Arts - Review national public art opportunities HERE

Alliance of Artists Communities - Review national and international artist residencies HERE

CaFÉ (Call for Entry) - Register, upload your portfolio, and review open calls HERE

Art Deadline - Review opportunities ranging from competitions, grants, public art, and exhibitions HERE

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) - Review national and international open calls HERE

ResArtis - Review national and international artist residencies  HERE

Burnaway - Review national and international opportunities HERE

Grant Funding 

Candid - Foundation Directory - Review online directory of funders and opportunities HERE

Planning

Business Plan Summary, by Creative Capital - This document was designed to provide you with an understanding of what information you should include when you're writing a basic business plan. 

Apps

Grammarly - a free grammar checker that eliminates grammatical errors and enhances your writing. 

Trello - a free web interface used to manage time and tasks whether your work independently or collaborate as a group.

Evernote - a free app used to collect, develop, and share notes, images, and audio across desktop and mobile platforms.

Mint - a free personal financial management tool. 

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