Invented characters populate our culture, and have evolved with it over time, representing a subtle and potent symbiosis of the real with the imagined. Manifest wonders how this shows up in visual art (and design) of today. With this call we hope to assemble an exhibit that answers this question, and celebrates those who live among us for who and what they really are. For more information click here.
For IMAGINARIUM we are seeking submissions of works that primarily focus on invented places or things. Unfocused, imagination can be a source of problems, spirals of decay, and self-destruction. However, like any tool, even mental ones, it can also be useful for health, growth, and general mental and emotional wellbeing. Along with its companion exhibit “Characterized” this show theme takes a slice of how imagination and invention show up in visual art, and seeks to examine it. Click here for more information.
The Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII 11/27/17
The Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII is accepting innovative two and three-dimensional quilts to be juried by Emily Zilber. Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance. Click here for more information.
Since fire, light has been utilitarian, decorative, and such a routine part of our existence that often we don’t mark its significance. This exhibit promises to make viewers take a renewed look at fine-craft lighting. It presents new materials paired with lighting, shows current trends in using LED lights, and pushes the audience to consider amping up the art in their own home lighting. Each of the following media will be represented: Clay, Wood, Glass, Fiber (paper), Metal and Jewelry. Click here for more information.
Emerging Artists 2018 11/30/17
SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2018, the 26th annual competition for exhibition. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held March 1 – 24, 2018, at the Limner Gallery. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery website and social media sites. Click here for more information.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum 11/30/17
The mission of Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens is to serve the community of Ormond Beach and its visitors in offering exhibitions by Florida, regional and international artists; to maintain a permanent collection of Malcolm Fraser’s works; to advance the arts through education and appreciation; and to maintain the Gardens as a botanical and ecological showcase. Click here for more information.
Clay as Canvas 11/30/17
The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for ‘Clay as Canvas,’ an exhibition juried by Chandra DeBuse that celebrates the ceramic surface as a canvas for imagery, pattern, decoration and commentary. This exhibition is open to ceramic vessel-based and sculptural work produced within the last two years. Click here for more information.
In Flux 11/30/17
The Enamelist Society 2018 on-line juried student exhibition, In Flux, is seeking entries. Works must include vitreous enamel and have been completed within the past year. The jurors are Sandie Zilker and Kat Cole, and there will be cash prizes for exceptional work in jewelry, vessels, and wall pieces. Students may submit up to 3 pieces, and there is $5 entry fee per piece. Click here for more information.
3rd AnnualConroe Art League Invitational Show (2018) 11/30/17
You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show being held in The Gallery at the Madeley Building in Historic Downtown Conroe. Conroe is a thriving arts community with over a dozen arts organizations in the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance which includes two live Theatres, a Symphony, a Literary Arts Society a Choral Society and more. This will bring an influx of arts patrons to the city which was recently named as the fastest growing city in the U.S. Click here for more information.
1708 Gallery Internships 11/30/17
1708 Gallery offers part-time, non-paid internship positions for credit and non-credit. Interns receive hands-on experience and resume-building skills in all aspects of 1708 Gallery’s operations, including: installation and de-installation of exhibitions and artist relations, gallery openings and receptions and event planning, educational programs, tours, and gallery sitting,fundraising, PR, and marketing, and nonprofit gallery administration. Click here for more information.
Raw: The Exhibition 12/1/17
“Raw” calls for any work which begs the question what is public vs. what is private, work that is auto-biographical in nature, work which functions as confessional, revelatory, cathartic. We are seeking a divulgence, unbosoming, or unburdening; that which you have always wanted to say, to share, to let go. Click here for more information.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 12/1/17
Are you seeking advanced study in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning? We invite you to apply for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. For more information click here.
Blue Line Arts: By Hand 12/1/17
By Hand is an international biennial fine craft competition. Handcrafted items include everything from furniture, elegant vases and jewelry boxes to wall hangings, pottery and sculpture made by hand from glass, clay, wood, metal and fiber. Click here for more information.
POP: Artist Showcase 12/1/17
Each year the Professional Outreach Program (POP) showcases two wood artists at the AAW’s Annual International Symposium. The two selected artists each give two demonstrations and receive free Symposium registration plus a small honorarium. Their work is displayed prominently in the Instant Gallery. For more information click here.
Target Gallery Torpedo Factory Emerging Artist 12/3/17
Target Gallery invites regional emerging artists to submit work for a new group exhibition This exhibition will feature up to 5 regional emerging artists spotlighting new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area. The selected artists will receive a $500 stipend for the exhibition. For more information click here.
Monmouth Museum’s 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 12/4/17
The Monmouth Museum’s Annual Juried Art Exhibition is a representation of the highest quality local and international creative talent and contemporary art trends. With an eclectic variety of media from painting and drawing to sculpture and printmaking, we are proud to state the 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition embraces the label of a “must see” destination art exhibition. Click here for more information.
Artists in Action 12/8/17
From January 19-February 28, 2018, Annmarie’s Main Gallery will be transformed into temporary artist studios, providing a serene retreat and work space for artists to create and develop new artwork, network with other artists, display and sell their existing work, and share their creative process with visitors. Through this program, artists are afforded an opportunity to work in free studio space in a beautiful setting. For more information click here.
Northern VA Fine Arts Festival 12/10/17
Every spring the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) invites over 200 artists to showcase their best, original, contemporary fine art and craft in this competitive, juried outdoor event held in the streets of Reston Town Center, a unique, walkable downtown, filled with a variety of residences, offices, upscale retail shops, and fine dining. On Festival weekend, we draw up to 30,000 visitors. And for you, the artists, it appropriately starts with sales. Click here for more information.
Big Fun Art 12/11/17
Inspired by the likes of Yayoi Kusama, and the recent addition to Annmarie Sculpture Garden of a work by Taiwanese artist, Hung Yi, BIG FUN ART seeks to capture a jovial and exuberant spirit. There may be a profound subtext, but on the surface the jury is looking for works that possess a boldness in color, an exaggeration in scale, abundance in repetition, dynamic in pattern, or playful in subject. Click here for more information.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival 12/15/17
The 15th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be held on May 12 & 13, 2018 in downtown Bethesda, MD, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. Artist amenities include breakfast and lunch for participating artists and 24-hour security. Volunteers will distribute beverages and booth sit. All booth locations are accessible by vehicle for set-up and tear down. All original fine art and fine craft is eligible, including ceramics, clothing/fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and other. A jury will select award winners from on-site evaluation. For more information click here.
Textile Landscapes Call for Entry 12/15/17
The organic, flowing nature of fiber materials, contrasted with highly structured techniques makes it an especially appropriate media in which to express natural forms of all scales. For this exhibitions artists are invited to submit work created with textile materials or techniques that references the natural world in any form, from the atomic and cellular level, through geographic and cosmological scales. Both traditional and experimental techniques and materials are welcome. Click here for more information.
Dave Bowns Project 12/16/17
Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles, mediums, and themes are eligible. There is a cash prize of $5000. For more information click here.
Animal House 12/17/17
THE ASPCA estimates that 44% of all households in the United States include a dog, and 35% include a cat. Yes we LOVE animals, and not only the ubiquitous cats and dogs, but pretty much the whole farm. For this exhibition, we’ll limit our love to mammals, and look forward to seeing your favorites in action. We invite your participation in any medium; both 2-D and 3-D are welcome. Click here for more information.
Boardwalk Art Show 12/31/17
The Boardwalk Art Show (June 14-17, 2018) is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the East Coast, and this year will mark our 61st year! The show is consistently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine as the THIRD best fine art show. With an average attendance each year of more than 300,000, this four-day festival attracts collectors and artists from across the nation. The show runs along the Virginia Beach boardwalk overlooking the sandy beach and Atlantic Ocean. Proceeds from the Boardwalk Art Show directly support MOCA and help us fulfill our mission to provide thought-provoking, contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. Click here for more information.
SAAM Research Fellowship 12/31/17
The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. Recipients will be part of the premier residential fellowship program in American art—one that celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2020. Click here for more information.
POP: Out of The Woods 1/1/18
Whether you love traditional forms or are an unrepentant rule-breaker, the 2018 POP annual exhibition, Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited offers intriguing possibilities. Now in their twelfth year, the POP shows began as invitational exhibitions with an emphasis on showing work by international professionals as well as by emerging and established artists. Click here for more information.
The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition 1/2/18
The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition is a contemporary art exhibition open to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork by artists residing in the United States. For artists from outside Florida, Founders exhibitions provide the opportunity to demonstrate success, compete for cash prizes totaling $3,500 and exhibit their art in Naples, Florida. Click here for more information.
Skowhegan Residency Program 1/5/18
Skowhegan seeks each year to bring together a diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry, creating the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth. Located on a historic 350 acre farm in rural Maine, the campus serves as a critical component of the program. While on campus, participants are given individual studio spaces, as well as access to a sculpture studio, a fresco studio, a media lab, a library composed of over 10,000 volumes, over 300-acres of farmland, forests, and lakefront, and a rich community of artists. Click here for more information.
Second LaGrange Southeast Regional 1/5/18
The LaGrange Southeast Regional is a juried competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age. The venues for the exhibition are the LaGrange Art Museum, (Paintings, Prints, and Drawings) and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College, (Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Mixed Media). Click here for more information.
The Studios at MASS MoCA 1/8/18
Since October 2015, The Studios at MASS MoCA have hosted over 200 artists- and writers-in-residence, providing attractive studio space on the MASS MoCA campus, MASS MoCA member benefits during the residency, newly renovated housing, one group meal per day, and full access to the fiber arts and printmaking equipment at the nearby Makers’ Mill shared studio. For more information click here.
New Waves 2018 Virginia MoCA 1/8/18
Virginia MOCA proudly celebrates its 23nd juried exhibition, New Waves 2018. We invite Virginia artists to submit works for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) annual juried exhibition. Work in all artistic mediums and made between the years of 2013-2017 is accepted for review. Art exhibited in previous New Waves exhibitions is not eligible for review. Applications can be submitted here. For more information click here.
MADE: 2018 SNAG Juried Student Exhibition 1/11/18
MADE highlights student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of makers in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. Click here for more information.
Craft Biennale Scotland 2018 1/12/18
The first Craft Biennale Scotland will launch in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and renowned world leader in international arts festivals, with a major exhibition at the prestigious City Art Centre in 2018. Artists are invited to submit work that responds to a place where they live, remember or imagine, or that contributes to individual identity or nationality, and ways in which we create and express our ‘place’ in the world. Click here for more information.
Macdowell Fellowship 1/15/18
MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Click here for more information.
Bogaliso Foundation 1/15/18
An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month Fellowships to individuals of all ages and nationalities who have made significant contributions in the arts and humanities. Fellows live and work in bucolic surroundings on the coast near Genoa, where natural beauty combines with an intimate group setting to encourage inquiry and transformative exchange across all disciplines. For more information click here.
Artist Grant 1/15/18
Founded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. All too often, society expects artists to work for free when other types of professionals receive fair compensation for their work. Artists deserve fair compensation. To that end, our charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society. We provide a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter. Click here for more information.
VCCA Fellowship 1/15/18
Why do artists from around the world come to VCCA? It’s about the work. There is plenty of time for solitary work, but what so many of our Fellows find so valuable is the community of 24 other highly accomplished artists in residence at the same time with fresh insights, new ideas and stimulating conversation. All of this happens far from the distractions and disruptions of everyday life in quiet, spacious, light-filled studios. Click here for more information.
American Fine Craft Show Philadelphia 1/16/18
Produced and directed by Richard & Joanna Rothbard, founders of An American Craftsman Galleries located in midtown Manhattan, the show will be held in Philadelphia’s 23rd Street Armory in the center of the city. This two-day event will present an extraordinary selection of handmade works in ceramics, jewelry, glass, furniture, wood, metal, mixed media, wearable and decorative fiber by 100 of the nation’s finest craft artists. Click here for more information.
Dean’s International Study Grant 1/22/18
The mission of the Grant is to help fund international travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led programs affiliated with the University. Although proposals for support of non-VCU faculty led programs will be considered, they are not encouraged. The Dean’s Office seeks proposals for independent travel that inform a student’s research and will provide an experience in relation to their creative or intellectual trajectory. Click here for more information.
A juried exhibit dedicated to the presentation of functional ceramics, focusing on the fine art of dining, to include serving vessels, place settings, platters and dinner table décor. Proceeds from the sale of work, and associated events that will showcase the work, will benefit the Art Students League of Denver and its ceramics program. Click here for more information.
“GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association” calls for beer growlers, jugs, and other containers used for storing or serving beer.Through the intersection of collaboration and individual aesthetic, we hope to spark investment in handmade objects among a group of people who share a common interest. The enjoyment of food and drink can be greatly enriched by the experience of using the beautiful work artists so thoughtfully produce. For more information click here.
SNAG Conference Student Scholarship 1/25/17
The Conference Student Scholarship is a full conference registration waiver for any full or part-time student enrolled in a degree or certificate program. SNAG is offering a limited number for the conference. If you would like to apply, you will be asked to complete a short application form and submit a one-page resume and 3-5 images of your work. Click here for more information.
Arts in The Middle 1/30/18
The Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Show is “a day (or two) in the country” for art aficionados from surrounding areas, including urban Richmond, Williamsburg, Tidewater, Northern Virginia & Washington, DC. Both artists and customers love the “perfect festival setting” at 17th century Hewick Plantation. With support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, regional & local funding, along with corporate sponsorship, our production team provides an aggressive advertising campaign of print, radio, web and social media promotions. For more information click here.
Clay: A Southern Census 1/30/18
The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks applicants for “Clay: A Southern Census,” a juried exhibition devoted to ceramic work by artists residing in any of the states that make up the U.S. Census Bureau’s South Region. Open to both vessel-based and sculptural work, this exhibition will be on display March 2 to 31, 2018 in the Clay Center’s new gallery space in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for more information.
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund 1/31/17
We award small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts. We are interested in funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project. Click here for more information.
Salem Arts Works Residency 1/31/18
While in residence, artists live and work together on a rural, 119 acre property. Residents have full access to the lush meadows, fields, woods, running streams and rustic out buildings that reflect the property’s long history as a dairy farm. Studio visits, group critiques, and presentations of works-in-progress allow artists to gain familiarity with each others’ work and establish a vigorous, engaging dialogue that supports collaboration and connection. Click here for more information.
Artist In Wilderness Residency 1/31/18
The Artist in Wilderness program invites artists for one-week summer residencies near Aspen, Colorado. Since 2008, selected residents have been given the opportunity to create art in natural settings that WW is working to protect. For 2018 we are asking for artists who create wearable jewelry inspired by nature and/or by using natural materials. Click here for more information.
Dinnovation is a dinnerware design competition that honors students designing for accessibility, sustainability, innovative use of materials, lifestyle enhancement, or functionality, while providing the opportunity for students to share their concepts with tableware experts in the competition and also at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. Click here for more information.
Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art 02/01/18
Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. Scholarships must be used for private study, special training, or personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium or vocal career; this may include workshops, teachers, summer programs, etc., but may not include college tuition, housing, or travel. NSAL Chapters select students each spring to compete at the national level, where as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts, up to a maximum amount of $5,000. Click here for more information.
National Endowment for the Art, Artworks 2/1/18
Our goal is to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. For more information click here.
Rakow Grant for Glass Research 2/1/18
The Corning Museum of Glass sponsors the Rakow Grant for Glass Research, which makes available one or more annual awards totaling up to $25,000. The purpose of this grant is to foster scholarly research in the history of glass and glassmaking from antiquity until the mid-20th century, from anywhere in the world. Disciplines intersecting with glass research may include archaeology and anthropology, art history, conservation, and the history of science and technology. For more information click here.
NCECA 2019 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals 2/1/18
NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 53rd annual conference, Claytopia. The conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March 27-30, 2019. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies. Together, we will expand critical discourse on teaching, learning, aesthetics, social impacts, design thinking, and artistic production. For more information click here.
22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition 2/1/18
The 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition is sponsored by the San Angelo Museum Endowment for Ceramic Events, Darlene and John Williams and Trinity Ceramic Supply Inc. This show has been organized by and will be held at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition highlights a broad range of attitudes in the clay medium from functional to sculptural work. For more information click here.
Virginia A. Groot 2/1/18
The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work. Click here for more information.
Ritual Art Today: Contemporary and Non-Traditional Religious Objects 2/1/18
Ritual is important to religious practice through beauty, personal connection, and the senses. Today artisans, craftspeople and artists want to add to that experience. This exhibition is open to artists, craftspeople, and artisans of all faiths. Submissions must relate to the theme of contemporary and non-traditional ritual objects in clear ways. For more information click here.
RoCo Temporary Public Art Exhibition 2/15/18
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. RoCo encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media-based works. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, buildings, park landscape, community and/or history of the neighborhood. Proposals for works that prompt visitors to return multiple times to experience changes in the piece are encouraged. Click here for more information.
Sweet Suggestions 2/15/18
All ceramic, metal, or glass dessert, baking, serving or eating wares or utensils of varying type, made by artists living or working in the United States are applicable. All pieces must be available for sale and housed within the gallery store from the commencement of the show until time of purchase, or the conclusion of the show. Click here for more information.
Fantastic Fibers 2/16/18
Fantastic Fibers is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. Click here for more information.
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 2/26/18
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture. Click here for more information.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency 3/1/18
The residency is designed to foster artistic exploration at the highest level, and those selected attend for free.Haystack’s Open Studio Residency provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers. The program accommodates approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, metals, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Click here for more information.
VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship – Summer Fellowship 3/1/18
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds a limited number of undergraduate student fellowship awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a cash stipend of $1500. The student’s faculty mentor will receive an additional $500 to defray expenses associated with the fellowship project. For more information click here.
Millay Colony Fellowship 3/1/18
The Millay Colony is an artists residency program in Upstate New York offering one-month and two-week retreats to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. Each residency includes a private bedroom and studio as well as ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere. Click here for more information.
Bullseye Artist Residency 3/1/18
Resource Center residencies at Bullseye Resource Centers in Santa Fe, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York are open to artists and artist groups and provide extended (up to three months) access to facilities as well as a materials budget. Bullseye Studio residencies at our Portland factory are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. Click here for more information.
Allan Eastman Scholarship 3/2/18
Student recipient must be a rising senior during the semester of scholarship application. The scholarship will be given the following fall to one student from each of the five craft disciplines: wood, fiber, metal, ceramics, and glass. Each recipient must have submitted a FAFSA through the financial aid office, For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.
Peachtree Scholarship in Craft / Material Studies 3/2/18
The recipient MUST have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office to receive this award. Recipients must be rising juniors or rising seniors the year they are chosen. Recipient must be a current student the semester the award is given. Awarded to ten undergraduate students in the Crafts (3), Sculpture (3) and Painting & Printmaking (4) departments. For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.
VCUarts Dean’s Scholarship in Craft / Material Studies 03/02/18
Each department within the School of the Arts forwards the name of one student to receive the Dean’s Scholarship. Student recipient must show exemplary focus and dedication to their studies and creative endeavors at VCUarts. Student recipient must be full time, have cumulative GPAs of 3.5 in their majors, and a minimum of 3.0 overall. Recipient must be a full time student the semesters the student receives the award. The Dean’s Scholarship is distributed over two semesters of one academic year and must go towards a student’s tuition and fees. For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.
William R. Gaines Scholarship- Craft 03/02/18
Eligible student(s) must be undergraduate art major in the department giving the award and will be selected based on merit. Departments selecting recipients will rotate each year as follows: Kinetic Imaging, Photography, Sculpture, Painting & Printmaking and Craft. For more information contact the Craft/Materials Studies Department.
Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition – Award of Distinction 3/13/18
All Craft / Material Studies work chosen to be in the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery will be considered. The student recipient must be a full time student the semester of the award. Student must have work accepted into the Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery to be eligible for consideration.
Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition – Dean’s Award 3/13/18
All work chosen to be in the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery will be considered. The student recipient must be a full time student the semester of the award. Student must have work accepted into the Juried Student Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery to be eligible for consideration.
Toyama Glass Museum 3/20/18
Organizers of the Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2018 set to take place from September 15th through November 25th in 2018, will mark the first time this established competition will be open to international artists. Applicants can submit a maximum of two works made no earlier than 2016 and professionals and amateurs alike are free to apply. Click here for more information.
With a thriving arts and culture scene come challenges and opportunities. So a big part of our mission is driving collaboration. CultureWorks not only provides grants — we also bring together individual artists and organizations, and help partner them with supportive businesses, too. The Annual Grants Program assists individual practicing artists and smaller nonprofit organizations. Our purpose is to invest in quality programs, events and initiatives that benefit the Richmond and Tri-Cities region. For more information click here.
Harpo Foundation 4/1/18
The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field. Awards are made of up to $10,000. The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Grants are made to support the development of artists’ work and a grantee may use their award to support any activity toward that purpose. For more information click here.
Chinati Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program 4/1/18
The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati’s collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials. Click here for more information.
American Ceramic Circle Grants 4/1/18
To encourage new research in the field of ceramics, the ACC awards annual grants to individuals to provide assistance for costs associated with scholarly research that reflects the general interest of the members. Click here for more information.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Contemporary Craft Show 4/1/18
This show of Art by Hand serves as the Museum’s largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects. Approximately 18,000 visitors attend. Click here for more information.
Quilt Alliance Annual Contest 5/1/18
Join the Quilt Alliance to enter. Quilt size: 25″ × 25″. You may use any style, medium or technique and can interpret the theme any way you choose. Click here for more information.
Design Emphasis 5/1/18
Design Emphasis is widely acclaimed as the foremost furniture design competition for students and offers design students a unique opportunity to demonstrate their talent and originality before a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds. It also provides a unique chance to experience an international industry trade show, make important career contacts and exchange ideas with other students from around the nation. For more information click here.
1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art 5/31/18
The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art awards $10,000 to an artist whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. Presented annually, the prize recognizes the highest level of artistic achievement in any media. Artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.
1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art & Design Scholarship 5/31/18
This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education. Click here for more information.
Headlands Center for the Arts 6/1/18
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media. For more information click here.
FiberArt international 8/31/18
Fiberart International 2019 is the 23rd in series of juried exhibitions held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania open to textile artists worldwide. This juried exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. Click here for more information.
The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design Graduate Research Grant 9/1/18
Since 2005, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, and fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field. For more information click here.
Blade of Grass Fellowship 9/1/18
We look at the process and relationships of socially engaged art projects. A primary goal of ABOG is to make the “invisible” parts of socially engaged art visible. We do this through documentary films and field research that are artist-led, and are grounded in the perspective of project participants, as well as publications, web content, and public programming. Click here for more information.
Abrons Arts Center, AIRspace Residencies 9/1/18
Abrons Arts Center awards eight visual art residencies to New York City based artists. Residents are provided a free studio for 16-weeks within the Abrons facility, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Throughout the residency cycle, monthly studio visits are arranged with critics, curators, artists and other art-workers. A range of career development opportunities are scheduled throughout the residency including public talks, open studios, an annual group exhibition, & educational work with Abrons’ Engagement Program. Among the artists selected for the AIRspace program are painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, and video and installation artists. Click here for more information.
ArtCenter/South Florida 9/1/18
The program provides residents interested in working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries with the resources, time, and feedback to develop programs and courses that will be taught in future iterations of ArtCenter’s Program for Applied Artistic Research. Each semester is designed in collaboration with a partner education initiative in an effort to build a dynamic, informal, and yet rigorous research platform within Miami. For this pilot semester, which runs from 26 February- 31 May, 2017, selected fellows will take part in BHQFU’s MFU: Miami Seminar. Led by BHQFU faculty and visiting guests, this seminar will examine contemporary art and art education. The 12-week residency offers a stipend of $3750, live/work housing in Downtown Miami, and covers round-trip travel expenses. This program welcomes applications from visual artists, curators, researchers, writers, performers, and musicians at any stage in their career. Click here for more information.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 9/1/18
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no pre-screening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year. Click here for more information.
CAA Open Call for Articles/Art Submissions Rolling
CAA invites submissions and proposals of artists’ projects, essays, conversations, and more to Art Journal Open, an open-access, independently edited, peer reviewed web journal that provides an agile counterpart to the quarterly Art Journal. Art Journal Open publishes original content by artists, scholars, teachers, archivists, curators, critics, and other cultural producers and commentators, with the commitment to foster new intellectual exchanges. Contributions focus on post-1945 material with an emphasis on the contemporary, although topics from throughout the twentieth-century may be considered. As an online publication, Art Journal Open prioritizes material that makes meaningful use of the web, such as multimedia formats and techniques. Click here for more information.
VCUarts Graduate Student Travel Grant Rolling
VCUarts awards Graduate Student Travel Grants to support original scholarship. The mission of the program is to help fund travel that is not in conjunction with any credit bearing coursework or faculty led activities affiliated with the University, including candidacy, thesis, or dissertation research. Priority is given to invited/adjudicated presentations or performances and juried exhibitions occurring at professional conferences and/or in professional venues. Funds are also awarded to support professional conference attendance. For more information click here.
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grants Rolling
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grants program aspires to a vibrant, equitable, and sustainable world through the power of creative problem solving. The Foundation offers a variety of grants such as Art + Education, Art + Environment, Art as Activist, Regional Grants, and SEED. Click here for more information.
EMPAC Artist in Residence Program Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rolling
A residency may be used to explore a concept, to research artistic or technical feasibility of a certain idea, to develop computer programs or specific hardware, develop part of a project, bring a work to full production scale or document / record an existing work. The curatorial team, in collaboration with the EMPAC Director, develops the programs, commissions and residencies internally. Proposals are reviewed and discussed on bi-weekly basis. Applications geared towards small-scale or research related projects are recommended to apply 9 months before their desired residency timeframe. Applications geared towards full production residencies are recommended to apply 9-12 months before their desired residency timeframe. Click here for more information.
Virginia MOCA Exhibition Proposals Rolling
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our changing exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the Hampton Roads community. For more information click here.
American Tapestry Alliance Rolling
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, ATA is now able to subsidize a limited number of memberships for new and emerging, young tapestry artists. Young is defined as no older than 40. Emerging artists are those who are in the early stage of their career, who have garnered some achievements, but not an extensive record of accomplishments. Click here for more information.
CERF+ Grant Rolling
CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible artists working in craft disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) after serious emergencies. Click here for more information.
Athenaeum Gallery Solo or Group Show Application Rolling
The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. Click here for more information.
Buffalo Creek Artist Residency Rolling
The buffalo Creek art Center Residence Program is open to sculptors working in metal, ceramic, wood and mixed media. Our focus is on traditional figurative and abstract works with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Click here for more information.
Textile Study Group New York TBA
Every 3 years, the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) announces a call for entries for the Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award. The winner will receive a $1500 award, a one-year TSGNY membership and an invitation to present his/her fiber artwork in the June 2018 TSGNY meeting held in New York City. Students’ entries will be juried by the TSGNY Student Award Committee. The TSGNY defines fiber art as “fine art made with flexible materials.” Fiber artworks may be flat or sculptural, functional or non-functional. There are absolutely no limitations on materials, which may be natural or man-made. Techniques include (but are not limited to) tapestries, quilts, basketry, needlework, hangings, crochet, beadwork, weaving, embroidery, knotting, jewelry, surface design, knitting, costumes, collage, soft sculpture, and wearables. Non-fiber artworks that are constructed with textile techniques are also eligible. Click here for more information.
Virginia Commission for the Arts Various Awards
The Virginia Commission for the Arts builds and strengthens the cultural infrastructure through supporting Virginia’s individual artists, arts entrepreneurs, businesses and institutions. The organization provides a variety of grants throughout the year. Click here for more information.
Art Works Richmond Various Dates
Submit your artwork in our juried All Media Shows. Bring up to 3 pieces of artwork, any style, any medium to Art Works on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month, pay a small entry fee and fill out some paperwork. The juror (a curator, professor of art, professional artist) will pick the pieces to be in the show and the shows open on 4th Fridays. Cash awards! Click here for more information.
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Various Dates
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals provide artists and craftspeople with the unique opportunity of exposing their work to thousands of people while taking part in an exciting, community-driven atmosphere. Our shows highlight the creative spirit of the fine artist and craftsperson, with an exceptional selection of maker-designed goods curated and juried at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Every participant comes away with a new base of loyal customers, the welcoming spirit of the Sugarloaf family and valuable entrepreneurial skills that last a lifetime. Click here for more information.