October 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

October 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists


Yayoi Kusama, “Pumpkins Screaming About Love Beyond Infinity” (2017), mirrors, acrylic, glass, LEDs, and wood panels, 59 x 59 x 83 ½ inches. Collection of the artist, courtesy of Ota Fine Arts

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.


Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA) – SHELTER 2023Featured
This request for qualifications asks artists to consider themes of shelter for an outdoor public installation in New Bedford. Three finalists will get $1,000 to develop proposals; the selected artist receives another $25,000.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Lenore Tawney FellowshipFeatured
Artists, scholars, writers, and curators are invited to apply for the 2023 remote Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This fellowship fosters engagement with Tawney’s art environment installed at JMKAC’s Art Preserve in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Deadline: November 14, 2022.


Open Calls

The Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Painters (U.S.)
U.S.-based painters are invited to apply for the third iteration of The Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to one artist with a runner-up receiving $10,000. The entry fee is $40.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MST on October 7, 2022.

Carmignac Photojournalism Award (International)
One photographer will receive a €50,000 grant to produce a body of work, followed by a traveling exhibition and a monograph. The project will focus on Ghana and the ecological and social challenges it faces.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. GMT on October 17, 2022.

apexart Open Call (International)
apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its open call. Five curators, artists, writers, and others will be awarded $10,000 and a chance to curate an exhibition at the New York City space.
Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Beam Center Open Call (International)
Beam Center is requesting design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations with youth. Chosen artists will receive a $5,000 award and a $15,000 fabrication budget.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 7, 2022.

London Craft Week 2023 (International)
The 2023 edition of London Craft Week runs May 8 to 14, and the annual event is accepting applications from emerging artist-maker-designers. There are a few free spaces available for those who qualify.
Deadline: November 25, 2022.



Precipice Fund (U.S.)
The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art will award up to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects as part of Round 11 of the Precipice Fund. Proposed projects must be based in and around the City of Portland.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 7, 2022.

The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant (U.S.)
This grant awards $5,000 annually to a sculptor who has created a body of work inspired by nature in bas-relief and in the round.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund (U.S.)
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine or refugee)
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies & Fellowships

Art Omi Residencies (International)
Art Omi provides residencies to international artists working in architecture, visual arts, dance, music, and writing. Residents receive lodging and meals.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Hyperallergic’s Journalism Fellowship for Curators (International)
Hyperallergic will grant five curators $5,000 to support research and writing. Established and emerging curators with more than two years of experience are eligible.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Squeaky Wheel Workspace Residency (U.S.)
The Squeaky Wheel Residency is open to artists and researchers working in film, video, virtual reality, game development, textiles, metal, woodwork, 3D printing, sonic arts, installation, performance, and more. Residents receive a $1,000 stipend, up to $700 for child care and/or disability support, and up to $300 in travel.
Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship (U.S.)
Five mid-career artists will be awarded $10,000 to five mid-career artists to support research that advances craft practices and supports further research in the discipline.
Deadline: October 21, 2022.

Denbo Fellowship (International)
Artists interested in papermaking, printmaking, and book arts are eligible for the Denbo Fellowship, which provides studio and storage space, access to facilities, and a living stipend.
Deadline: October 18, 2022. 

Wildacres Residency Program (International)
Artists and artist pairs working across disciplines are eligible for the Wildacres Residency, which provides lodging and workspace for one or two weeks near Mt. Mitchel. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: October 31, 2022.

A.I.R. Fellowships Program (New York)
Open to emerging women and non-binary artists living in New York City, this fellowship offers sponsored membership with A.I.R. Gallery for one year, professional development, a solo exhibition, an artist-mentor, and a stipend.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

2023 Rome Prize Fellowship (U.S.)
Each year, the American Academy in Rome recognizes about 30 artists and scholars working in the humanities. Fellows  Each receive stipends of either $16,000 or $30,000 depending on the duration of the program, meals, a bedroom with a private bath, and a private workspace.
Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Amant Studio & Research Residency Program (International)
Artists working in visual arts, cultural theory, performance, filmmaking, and writing are encouraged to apply for the Amant residency, which provides a $3,000 monthly allowance, roundtrip flights and airport transit to New York City, studio space, and access to the artistic team.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Women’s Studio Workshop Residencies (International)
Women’s Studio Workshop has several residencies open to women, trans, intersex, nonbinary, and gender-fluid visual artists.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Baxter St Residency (New York)
Open to emerging New York-based photographers, the Baxter St Residency provides a monthly $1,000 stipend, use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at Camera Club of New York, a secondary photo lab, and a solo exhibition.
Deadline: November 17, 2022.

Smack Mellon Studio Program Open Call (International)
Six emerging or early career visual artists will be awarded private studio space and access to a digital production lab and a fabrication shop in Dumbo.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on November 23, 2022.

On::View Artist Residency Program (International)
Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia, will host four artists throughout summer 2023 for consecutive residencies with a group exhibition slated for early 2024. The application fee is $50.
Deadline: December 10, 2022.

Etant Donnés Curatorial Fellowship (U.S.)
Open to U.S.-based curators interested in researching the French art scene, these fellowships offer research opportunities and a $3,000 stipend.
Deadline: Rolling.