May/June Grants & Opportunities
Last month I shared more than 50 grants, fellowships, and PAID opportunities. This month I am back with another vetted list of applications. This list is only for newsletter subscribers. THANK YOU for supporting my work. I pull from open calls, social media, publication websites, art newsletters, word of mouth, and other sources to put this list together. Let me know if you apply for any of these so I can shout you out!
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FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Two Trees – Cultural Space Subsidy Program
Accepting applications for affordable studio space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Emerging and mid-career artists with a strong exhibition history or community-focused practice are eligible to apply. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: May 31, 2023 | twotreesny-cssp.submittable.com
Oak Spring Garden Foundation – 2024 Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
The fellowship will be awarded to an early career artist working on projects that address plants, landscapes, or gardens. It includes a $10,000 grant and a two- to five-week stay at OSGF in Northern Virginia.
Deadline: May 31, 2023 | osgf.org
Center for Architecture Lab
Up to three residents will receive $10,000 stipends to participate in this six-month multidisciplinary program addressing the ways NYC architecture and design shape residential and domestic life.
Deadline: May 19, 2023 | centerforarchitecture.org
Los Angeles Performance Practice – California Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Program
LA County artists can apply for funding and statewide recognition in one of three tiers: Emerging Artist Fellows ($5,000), Established Artist Fellows ($10,000), and Legacy Artist Fellows ($50,000).
Deadline: June 2, 2023 (11:59pm PT) | performancepractice.la
McColl Center – Artist-in-Residence Program
Artists who work in a variety of practices can apply for this 10-week residency in Charlotte, North Carolina, which includes a $6,000 stipend, private housing, and more. The cost to apply is $35.
Deadline: May 26, 2023 | mccollcenter.org
New York Public Library – Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship
Open to established and emerging scholars, the fellowship will provide $25,000 to fund one awardee’s research at the library. They are expected to utilize the LGBTQ+ collections but are not restricted to those areas.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | nypl.org
Northern Clay Center – McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists
Two mid-career Minnesota ceramic artists who identify with any methodology will each receive unrestricted cash awards of $25,000. They will also be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a catalogue.
Deadline: May 19, 2023 (5pm CT) | northernclaycenter.org
Olney Theatre Center – Vanguard Arts Fund
Development support of up to $25,000 is available for diverse teams of artists interested in creating works — especially those that cross disciplines — in a collaborative environment in the Washington, DC, metro area.
Deadline: May 12, 2023 | olneytheatre.org
Studio Museum in Harlem – Artist-in-Residence
Three artists of African or Afro-Latinx descent working in any medium receive studio space, research support, institutional guidance, and a $37,500 stipend paid out over the course of the residency.
Deadline: May 22, 2023 | studiomuseum.org
The Nicholson Project – Artist Residency Program
Artists and creatives of all types can apply for this 10-week residency at a historic home in Southeast Washington, DC, which includes a $5,000 stipend among other benefits. There is a $15 application fee.
Deadline: May 10, 2023 | thenicholsonproject.org
Master Drawings – Ricciardi Prize
The $5,000 award is given to the best new and unpublished essay on a drawings topic by a scholar under 40. The winning submission will be published in a 2024 issue of Master Drawings.
Deadline: November 15, 2023 | masterdrawings.org
A.I.R. Gallery – Call for Curators
Seeking curator proposals for the 2024 CURRENTS exhibition. Benefits include a $1,500 curatorial fee, WAGE-certified artist fees, a $3,000 shipping budget, and more. The sliding cost for applications is $10–$30.
Deadline: May 15, 2023 | airgallery.org
CUE Art Foundation – Open Call for Curatorial Projects
One emerging curator will organize a group exhibition at CUE’s NYC gallery in 2024. There is a $2,500 honorarium, a budget for artist fees, mentor support from an established curator, and more. The application fee is $10.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | cueartfoundation.org
CUE Art Foundation – Open Call for Solo Exhibitions
Each year, the organization awards three artists opportunities for solo exhibitions. These come with a $5,000 honorarium, a budget for shipping and handling, mentor support, and more. There is a $10 application fee.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | cueartfoundation.org
Grist – Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
Writers from around the globe can submit short stories about futures in which climate crisis solutions improve our world. In addition to online publication, first place wins $3,000 and finalists also receive prize money.
Deadline: June 13, 2023 (11:59pm PT) | grist.org
Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco – Meantime
Bay Area artists will be given $1,500 stipends to activate ICA SF through pop-up performances, workshops, and events, or via longer-term residency projects that use the museum as a studio space.
Deadline: May 21, 2023 | icasf.org
Living Walls – Laura Patricia Calle Grant
This all-inclusive $20,000 grant will support the full production of a mural in the Metro Atlanta region. It should inform on the subject(s) of social equity, feminism, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and cultural diversity.
Deadline: June 30, 2023 | livingwallsatl.com
The Boston Printmakers – 2023 North American Print Biennial
Over $12,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards for this printmaking show in Boston, Massachusetts, in the fall of 2023. The entry fee is $45.
Deadline: May 12, 2023 | bostonprintmakers.org
Andy Warhol Foundation – Arts Writers Grant
Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories — articles, books, and short-form writing — these grants support emerging and established writers addressing both general and specialized art audiences.
Deadline: May 17, 2023 | artswriters.org
Firelight Media – William Greaves Research and Development Fund
Mid-career nonfiction filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the US, as well as filmmakers in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia, can apply for up to $40,000.
Deadline: June 6, 2023 | firelightmedia.tv
Queer | Art – Illuminations Grant
Awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, this annual $10,000 grant is intended to support and shed light on Black trans women visual artists. Four finalists will also each receive $1,250.
Deadline: July 12, 2023 | queer-art.org
The JGS Fellowship for Photography
New York State-based photographers (and artists whose practices involve photographic techniques) who don’t live in NYC are invited to apply for this $7,000 unrestricted cash grant.
Deadline: June 15, 2023 | nyfa.org
VIA Art Fund – Artistic Production Grants
Accepting letters of inquiry from artists, nonprofits, and institutions for $25,000–$100,000 to support commissions outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional exhibition environments.
Deadline: May 18, 2023 | viaartfund.org
FROM LOUISVILLE VISUAL ART
art[squared] Canvases Ready!
Deadline: May 29, 2023
Entry Fee: FREE (must be 18 and over)
Dates: June 20 - 22, 2022
Contact: Amy Chase, email@example.com
History Inspires Fellowship at Filson Historical Society
Deadline: October 20, 2023
Entry Fee: Free
Open to: ALL Artists, Makers, Choreographers, Composers, etc.
Location: Filson Historical SocietyScott Edward Scarboro, firstname.lastname@example.org
JTown Quills Mural
Deadline: May 15, 2023
Budget: The budget for the project is $15,000. The budget is intended to cover all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, artist’s fee, design, materials, equipment, installation, and insurance.
Open to: experienced mural artists in Louisville, KY.
Location: Quills Coffee, 10501 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY
Contact Name: Tracy Pennington, email@example.com
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
Deadline: May 19, 2023 at 5:00PM ET
Entry Fee: FREE
*To be eligible to apply, your average adjusted gross income for the last two years you’ve filed tax returns must be no greater than $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers). For Emergencies occuring September 1, 2022 and later. There are three eligibility criteria in this program: Individual, Artistic, and Emergency. We recommend you check all of these before taking the time to complete the application.
Notification of Award: June 30, 2023
Location: Reside in the United States, the District of Columbia, a Tribal Nation, or a U.S. Territory
Contact Name: Grants Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
LVA Free Wall
Open to: Artists of any skill level
Location: Louisville Visual Art, 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville KY
Contact Name: Desmone Stepp, email@example.com
Entry Fee: Free
Additional Information: Takeover Tuesday is an opportunity for BIPOC artists to feature their work or the work of others on LVA social media for one day. On the chosen date, LVA will post no other material except what is provided by the artist. View past participaints on Facebook and Instagram at #LVATakeoverTuesday. To be included fill out the form at the link below:
Shauntrice is a mother, curator, and artist living & loving in Kentucky.