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Student Resources


Opportunities for students, including exhibitions, internships, scholarships, and grants:

Methods in Glass Juried Exhibition       11/15/20

Applied Contemporary Craft Gallery is now accepting submissions for our Methods in Glass Juried Exhibition. Sculptural or functional work that consists of at least 75% glass and was made in the last 5 years is eligible. Open to all US based artists 18 years or older. Click here for more info. 

A Generous Kingdom V         11/21/20 

The competition is open to all 2D and 3D artists, national and international, working in all forms of painting, drawing, photography, graphics, digital, and sculpture are eligible. This is a virtual exhibition and all works will be displayed on the gallery website and promoted through social media channels. For this virtual exhibition only: 100% of sales WILL GO TO THE ARTIST! Click here for more info. 

Montgomery College Artist Residency           12/1/20

The Artist In Residence (AIR) program provides artists with studio space for up to one semester in duration. Studios provided are highly visible and placed in an interactive academic setting. To maximize interaction with academic programs, residency dates will align with the academic calendar. Click here for more info. 

Playing with Fire: Altered Atmosphere           12/4/20

Saratoga Clay Arts Center seeks submissions of functional and decorative ceramic works by clay artists who play with fire. These works are plucked from altered atmospheres – those changed by wood, smoke, salt or the like. Juror and Massachusetts potter Mark Shapiro writes, “The extent to which firing demands and engages the potter varies broadly, depending on type of kiln, its design, how it is loaded, fired, and even cooled.

2021 Small Works Big Talent         12/12/20

Las Laguna Art  Gallery is looking for small works with big impact. There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”. All mediums and subjects accepted. No works over 18 inches on either side, including frame, if framed. Click here for more info. 

Wharton Esherick Museum 27th Annual Juried Exhibition 1/4/21

2020 Theme: ​“Wood and…” For the 27th year of the Wharton Esher­ick Museum’s annual juried wood­work­ing exhi­bi­tion, we invite you to share inno­v­a­tive works of art, craft, and design that show­case wood and at least one other medium. We want to know how you might complete the phrase ​“wood and…” Wood and glass? Wood and plastic? Wood and silver? The possi­bil­i­ties are endless! Click here for more info. 

Breakfast           1/31/20

This exhibition is about celebrating the first meal of the day, breakfast. The intention of this juried exhibition is to showcase the best in contemporary dinnerware as it relates to the theme Breakfast, either functional cereal bowls, toast racks, batter bowls, syrups, toasters, egg cups, shirred egg servers, juicers, butter dishes, coffee pots, tea pots, or related breakfast paraphernalia, or a sculptural work relating to breakfast. Click here for more info.

Baltimore Jewelry Center Residency 2/1/21We are offering one one-month long professional mid-career artist residency for the spring, summer, or fall of 2021-2022. The exact start date will be dependent on the resident’s schedule. Applications for this residency are now open. Applications for these residencies are now open. The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2021. Applicants should be practicing artists who can demonstrate dedication to their artistic practice as a professional. Teaching experience is preferred. Click here for more information.

Undergraduate Research and Innovation Grants           Rolling

In the 2019–20 academic year, VCUarts will award a total of $40,000 in grants to support undergraduate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship projects through the Undergraduate Research Grants, Arts and Health Research and Innovation Grants, and the James R. Gregory Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Click here for more info. 

Internship Support Grants         Rolling

The Internship Grant Program supports current VCUarts students who are in need of financial assistance to participate in an internship that will expand a student’s professional experience and network. Click here for more info. 

Innovate Artist Grant           Rolling

Our $550.00 grants act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development. Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need. Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work. Click here for more info. 

Awesome Foundation Grants         

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. 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. Click here for more info.

Anderson Gallery Open Call          

The Anderson is issuing an open call to all VCUarts students, and Faculty for exhibition and event proposals to take place at the Anderson during the 2019-20 academic year (including Summer 2019). Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions, installations, performances, or events lasting up to two weeks. Click here for more info.

Iridian Gallery Internships          

The Iridian Gallery Internships are part-time (7-12 hrs./week) and unpaid, but can qualify for school credit depending on the candidate’s department. The ideal candidate is currently earning a BA or BFA or has recently earned a BA or BFA, is a motivated, self-starter, and has a passion for supporting Contemporary art and LGBTQIA inclusiveness in the Richmond arts community. Click here for more info. 

CAA Open Call for Articles/Art Submissions           

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.  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 info.

Southwest School of Art Artist-in-Residence Program           

We invite artists with experience in contemporary metalsmithing and/or jewelry design to apply for our Artist-In-Residence program. The aim of the program is to foster creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. We designed the program to provide a shared creative experience that is mutually beneficial for both the artist and the School. Click here for more info.

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Grants         

We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. Click here for more info.

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 info.

Art Works Richmond           

Various Dates

Submit your artwork in our juried All Media Shows. Bring up to 3 pieces of artwork to Art Works on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of the month. The juror will pick the pieces to be in the show and the shows open on 4th Fridays. Cash awards! Click here for more info.