June rolled around so fast, and with a new month, comes new opportunities for grants, funding, open calls, and residencies.
Here is a curated selection of opportunities for designers and artists which include grants, fellowships, residencies and open calls up to $10,000 in value.
Residencies & Grants
Artist Relief Grants
Deadline: June 23, 2021
“To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and work with the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers,designed by Americans for the Arts,to better identify and address the needs of artists.”
Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
Deadline: June 30, 2021
“The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. Queer|Art is pleased to open applications for the second annual Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists. Developed and named in partnership with Mariette Pathy Allen, Aaryn Lang, and Serena Jara, this $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. Winning artists will receive additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field.”
The Other Art Fair
Deadline: Variable based on city
“The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art is tailor-made to support independent artists. Each Fair attracts 1000s of art lovers looking to buy directly from a curated collection of artists, whether as first-time buyers or seasoned collectors. With Fairs across the world in North America, the UK and Australia, The Other Art Fair is a global brand with a local focus.” They’re looking for emerging and independent artists to join the community.
SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2021
Deadline: July 1, 2021
“The SPRING/BREAK Art Show is seeking independent curators, galleries, and nonprofits for its fall 2021 exhibition in New York City. Titled HEARSAY: HERESY, the central theme involves rumors, misinterpretations, and conceptual betrayal of the norms, in addition to works inspired by the physical trades of Medieval tradition. There’s an application fee of $100.”
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