Due: February 27, 2014 at 5pm

The Sustainable Arts Foundation focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. There are no geographic restrictions on applicants.


The foundation will award the following:

Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award: $6,000

There will be multiple winners for each award.

Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.


The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply.

Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, film/video, and photography are encouraged to apply.

At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts or music.


We seek to reward excellence. Your portfolio will assist us greatly in evaluating your work which may, but need not, refer to your parenting. We’re also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.


Disciplines: All Disciplines, Concept & Theory, Curatorial, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Other, Photography, Research, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location:Houston, TX, United States

Deadline: 1 Apr, 2015

Duration: Nine months, September through May

Eligibility: none

Costs / Support: $10 application fee; $14,000 stipend plus studio space if accepted

URL: http://www.mfah.org/core

Program Description:

The Core Residency Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Established in 1982, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice, and the Core critical studies residencies, added in 1998, broaden the scope of the critical dialogue that is central to the practices of all Core residents and provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects. Residents participate in a yearlong seminar and engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics, curators, and art historians, who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead group seminars, and deliver public lectures.

The residency term is nine months, from September to May, and fellows may apply for a second term. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term, which is accompanied by a publication with the purpose of documenting the work of all the residents.

Residents receive a $14,000 stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the Museum’s Hirsch Library and Rice University’s Fondren Library.

URL: http://www.mfah.org/core

Disciplines: All Disciplines.

Location:New York City, New York, United States

Deadline: 1 Mar, 2015

Duration: 3 Months

Eligibility: emerging artists working in all disciplines, 18 years of age or older, who currently live and work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, or Staten Island

Costs / Support: Free

URL: http://www.jotform.us/form/50195387917163

Program Description:

The BHQFU Summer Emerging Artist Residency Program is open to emerging artists working in all disciplines, 18 years of age or older, who currently live and work in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, or Staten Island. There is no fee to apply. We are especially interested in artists who can work collaboratively in a flexible, group environment. Artists enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the time of the residency are not eligible to apply.BHQFU will select five emerging artists from different backgrounds and disciplines who live and work in one of the five New York City boroughs. Selected artists will get FREE, 24/7-access to a shared studio space to make, collaborate, and navigate the murky waters of cooperative space. Additionally, a collective stipend will be awarded to the group to support their ideas for programming over the three-month period. Regular group critiques with visiting critics will provide participants with valuable, diverse feedback, and studio visits and public lectures with various visiting artists will provide one-on-one conversations coupled with formal, public presentations to expose residents to a variety of contemporary approaches to art making.

From the outset, participants, with the support of the BHQFU team, will be asked to design and adapt the program to meet their specific needs through regular group meetings culminating in a group-determined public finale.

What is Provided:

– 24/7 access to the 1,500 square foot BHQFU loft at 34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor

– Wi-Fi, Full Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms, Individual/Collective Work Spaces

– Digital Projectors, PA System

– Regular Studio Visits from Visiting Artists

– Group Stipend to Support Projects, Events, Etc

– Group Exhibition at End of Residency

– Regular, Structured Critiques

– Multiple Programming Opportunities

– Case-by-Case Access to Off-Site Studio (Industry City, Brooklyn) with Wood, Metal, Printmaking, and Digital Facilities

– Social Events and Parties 🙂

Residency dates: June 1st through August 31st, 2015.

Questions? Email sean@bhqfu.org.
TO APPLY:Required Application Materials:

* Current CV
* Five work samples
* Residency Proposal (200 words or less)
* Artist Statement (200 words or less)


Apply online:

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2016 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/25/2015. Application materials submitted by mail or hand delivery must be received in our administrative offices (3rd floor) no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Required Application Materials

Application Form
Images Submit 5 – 10 images of work produced during the past 3 years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution photos and time-based media.
Media Requirements: Images must be in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total.
List of Works Form
Artist Statement (1 page maximum)
Artist Biography (1 page maximum)
Exhibition Proposal: Briefly describe the exhibition, installation or project for the gallery space.
Application Fee ($15.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or Pay Pal
Submission Guidelines

Apply online : Complete the online application and submit all images and required documents on the VisArts website, Click Here.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 before midnight
Apply by mail: All required application materials must be RECEIVED in our Administrative Offices (3rd floor) no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Download Application Forms.
Send or deliver all required application materials to:
Exhibitions Department
VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850

Make payment of Application Fee by check made payable to: VisArts (Please write “Solo Application 2016″ in the memo line)

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email by April 13, 2015.


Please send any questions via email with “Solo Exhibitions 2016″ in the subject line to Susan Main, Exhibitions Coordinator at: smain@visartscenter.org

Urban farmers are using simple, affordable hoop houses to spearhead Baltimore’s “Grow Local” movement, transforming vacant underutilized land into year-round local foodhubs. What if this popular form of DIY agricultural infrastructure became a canvas for public art?
Help us find out!

Please join us, as well as the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, local farmers, artists, and community residents for an open forum to explore ideas, feasibility, future funding opportunities and the potential impact of artist-designed hoop houses throughout Baltimore City. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org.

Facebook event HERE.


2015 – 2017 Pre-Qualified Artist List

Deadline January 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (MST)

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program seeks to establish a new 2015 – 2017 pre-qualified list of artists and artist teams for consideration in upcoming public art projects. To access the application, go to www.callforentry.org and look for “City of El Paso 2015-2017 Pre-Qualified Artist List.”