Dean’s Project Grant, Columbia University
Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2021
School of the Arts Dean's Project Grants are awarded to current School of the Arts students to support projects related to their field of study. These projects should contribute to their development and progress as artists. Grants are awarded competitively. There are a limited number of grants awarded each year.
Applicants must be registered full-time students in Columbia University School of the Arts and be in good academic and behavioral standing.
Students are eligible to receive only one Dean's Project Grant per academic year, and no more than two Dean's Grants, whether project grants or travel grants, during their time at the School of the Arts.
2021 Foundwork Artist Prize
Deadline: October 10
Grant: $10,000 in juried grants
The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10 and artists working in any media are eligible.
This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work.
The jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize includes leading international curators, gallerists, educators, and artists:
Vanessa Carlos, Founder, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London; Founder, CONDO international gallery collaborative
Qu Chang, Independent Curator and Art Historian, Hong Kong and Shenzhen; former Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong
Bridget Donahue, Owner and Director, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York
Cédric Fauq, Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Incoming Chief Curator, CAPC Musée, Bordeaux
Thomas Lawson, Artist; Dean of the School of Art, CalArts, Valencia; Editor-in-Chief, East of Borneo
Thiago de Paula Souza, Independent Curator, São Paulo; Co-Curator, 2021 Frestas Triennial of Arts, Sorocaba, São Paulo; curatorial team, 10th Berlin Biennale
Foundwork is a platform where emerging and mid-career artists can share their work with people across the global contemporary art community. Our purpose is to support access and discourse between artists, curators, gallerists, and collaborators wherever they are based.
LinkedIN Creator Accelerator Program
Deadline: October 12
Grant: $15,000 grant
The LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program is a new initiative designed to invest in creators.We want to give creators the coaching, the tools, and the platform to build community, spark productive conversations, and connect to meaningful opportunities.
The Creator Accelerator Program is a 10-week incubator style program where participants can bring new concepts and visions to life, grow their audience, and engage with the LinkedIn community. Accepted program participants will receive white-glove support, early access to LinkedIn tools, and a $15,000 grant to start conversations, build engaged communities, and connect to meaningful opportunities.
Program on-boarding will begin in early December, and the 10-week program officially begins in January. Applicants must be 18 and over, LinkedIn members, and residents of the United States.Each creator can only apply once to be a part of the inaugural class of the LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program. But are encourage you to apply for future cohorts.
Southern Documentary Fund Grant
Deadline: October 15
Award: Grant amount determined in proposal
Projects must be in pre-production, production, or post-production. Proposals for research, development, distribution or engagement funding are not eligible to apply for this grant.
Project Directors should reside in one of the following twelve Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Applicants must have a United States social security number or United States federal tax ID number.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Applicants must not be enrolled in a film school or seeking funds for a student project.
For more information please visit: https://southerndocumentaryfund.org/programs/filmmaking-grants/
2021 Recharge New Surrealist Prize
Deadline: October 19
Grant: $7,000 award
$7,000 award created for painters living in the U.S. and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style.
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the 2021 award cycle of the Recharge New Surrealist Prize, a $7,000 award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. The award program, formerly called The Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, will be administered by NYFA with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00 PM EDT, with full application details available at nyfa.org/RechargeNewSurrealistPrize
Deadline: October 23
Award: 6-month Residency and $3,050 stipend/month
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a fully-funded residency, plus living and materials stipends ($3,050 per month) for visual artists who live in the United States and are eligible to work in the US (applicants must hold a Green Card or be a citizen of the United States, other visa types are ineligible). The 2021-2022 Pollock-Krasner Residency at ISCP will take place as possible due to COVID-19, and will continue to monitor the situation closely while adhering to best and safest practices for the residency program. ISCP is currently accepting applications from US visual artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers who would like to engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community.
The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks. In addition, residents have the opportunity to have a studio assistant and develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement in the practice of the artist and curators in residence.
For more information please visit: https://iscp-nyc.org/apply
NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre
Deadline: November 1
Award: Fundings for Media, Music and Theatre projects in New York City.
The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live or online theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.
Now in its third cycle, the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre (“Women’s Fund”), administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), is part of a groundbreaking series of initiatives that address the underrepresentation of women in film, music, television and theatre. The Fund provides grants to encourage and support the creation of content that reflect the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.
In 2021/22 cycle, the Women’s Fund will distribute $2.5M in funding to Media, Music and Theatre projects in NYC.
Workspace Residency -- Center for Book Arts
Deadline: November 1
Award: Studio space, stipend
The Workspace Artist-in-Residence awards 4 to 5 residencies to early career artists with little or no background in the book arts. Successful applications should show a developed body of work and describe what is hoped to gain from the access to the Center’s facilities. This residency is not for finishing a preconceived project, but should be used as an exploration of artist books and book art to expand one’s artistic practice.
The purpose of this residency is to introduce early career artists to the book arts, to provide workspace, access to new techniques and equipment, and to diversify the community of artists working within the book arts in the New York area. This year long residency includes a cash stipend, materials budget, tuition waiver for all courses offered at CBA during the residency period, and 24-hour access to CBA printing and binding studios in Manhattan. Workspace Artists-in-Residence are expected to actively utilize the studios, regularly attend public programs at the Center, participate in quarterly BookTalks, and participate in a group exhibition following the residency. Residents are often provided with opportunities to speak publicly about their work, to collaborate with artists and poets, and to hold studio visits with visiting curators and artists.
Because this residency is focused on artists living and working in the 5 boroughs of New York, housing is not provided. On average, Workspace Artists-in-Residence spend 20-40 hours per week in the studios and use the tuition waiver for 12-14 courses. The residency is not able to support collectives or collaborations at this time. The residency will run from early January until the end of the 2022 year.
For more information please visit: https://centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/workspace-artists-in-residence
Trust Van Lier Residency
Deadline: November 15
Award: 6-month Residency and $3,000/month stipend
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for fully-funded residencies plus living and materials stipend of approximately $3,000 per month for talented, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged young artists who are New York City-based. Applicant must be aged 30 or younger (applicant’s date of birth must be April 1, 1993 or later), identify as a person of color, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant cannot have received a grant from the New York Community Trust Van Lier fund prior to applying to this residency. Applicant must reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space; and an exhibition or public project supported by ISCP staff and funding from the New York Community Trust. Each ISCP resident works with a professional advisor; and has the following additional benefits: regular studio visits from visiting critics; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; participation in public artist talks and semi-annual Open Studios; access to Materials for the Arts for free supplies and materials; and participation in professional development activities led by artists on topics such as the marketplace, legal matters, and funding. In addition, residents have the opportunity to work with a studio assistant.
Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. ISCP residencies have often led to critical advancement in the practices of artists and curators in residence. Residents engage with ISCP's unique and dynamic programming and creative community and join the roster of accomplished ISCP residents funded in the past by the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, including Njideka Akunyili, Kevin Beasley, Abigail DeVille and Steffani Jemison, among others.
For more information please visit: https://iscp-nyc.org/apply
Smith & Kraus 2022 “Best of” Stage Monologues
Deadline: Tuesday November 30
Award: Staged Reading
For The Best Men's & Women's Monologues 2022
• Monologues must be from plays. They cannot be stand-alone pieces.
• They must be from plays produced in the past year.
• Staged Readings performed live or virtually during the Pandemic will be accepted.
• Monologues should be from 1-3 minutes long.
• Monologues should be active pieces that work well for auditions.
• Please include a descriptive blurb containing a brief summary of the play; the name/age of the character; to whom the character is speaking, and the dramatic context of the scene.
YOU MAY SUBMIT UP TO 2 MONOLOGUES FOR THE WOMEN'S ANTHOLOGY
YOU MAY SUBMIT UP TO 2 MONOLOGUES FOR THE MEN'S ANTHOLOGY
IF YOU SUBMIT MORE THAN TWO MONOLOGUES PER ANTHOLOGY, THEY WILL NOT BE READ!
Original Work for Women Center Stage Festival
Deadline: December 15
Award: Presentation of work
Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from women artists at any stage in their careers. As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, workshops, panels, and classes. The festival will take place during the first two weeks of March in downtown New York City. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2021. We will notify all applicants by December 15th, 2021. The festival will take place from February 27, 2022 through March 12, 2022.
- Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.
- 15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).
- Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.
- We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).
- Work can be in any format or genre.
- You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).
Learn More At: https://womencenterstage.org/
Chapbook Competition Center for Book Arts
Deadline: December 15
Award: Publication, $500, Reading invitation, Residency at the Millay Colony
Center for Book Arts invites submissions to its annual Poetry Chapbook Program by December 15, 2021.
Annually since 1996, Center for Book Arts holds an open call for chapbook manuscripts to be judged by a well known poet. This year's submissions will be judged by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge—the winning manuscript will be published by CBA in the form a limited edition chapbook and its author, along with two runners up, will give a reading alongside Berssenbrugge at CBA in Fall 2022.
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is the author of fourteen books of poetry, and has collaborated with many artists, including Richard Tuttle and Kiki Smith. Her most recent book, A Treatise on Stars (New Directions), received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. She lives in northern New Mexico.
Berssenbrugge will select one manuscript for publication and two runners up. The winning manuscript will be published as a limited edition chapbook that is designed, letterpress printed, and hand bound by artists at Center for Book Arts. Of this edition, the selected author receives 10 copies of their publication, a $500 cash award, one copy of the year’s Guest Judge’s chapbook, broadsides by the runners up, a $500 honorarium to read alongside the Guest Judge at CBA in the Fall, and the exclusive opportunity for a week long stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as a part of their Wintertide Rustic Retreat.
Two runners-up will be selected as honorees, and will each have one poem from their manuscript published as a limited edition, letterpress printed broadside. These broadsides will be designed and printed by artists at CBA in an edition of 100. Of this edition, each poet receives 10 copies of their broadside, and one copy of each chapbook from this year’s contest, and a $250 honorarium to read alongside the winner and guest judge in the Fall.
Remaining copies of the chapbooks and broadsides are offered for sale through CBA's bookshop in order to sustain the program in future years.
For more information please visit: https://centerforbookarts.org/annual-chapbook-competition
Oppenheimer New Filmmaker Grant Program
Loans film equipment
Deadline: Rolling, recommended 3 months prior to production
Catapult Film Fund
Awards up to $20,000
Alfred P. Sloan Distribution Grant
Feature scientific, mathematical or technological themes
Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
Deadline: Applications open Late Fall
The Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant
For women second-time filmmakers over the age of 40
Awards up to $5,000
Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award
Award: $10,000 & $2,500
Deutsche Bank, Frieze, Endeavor Content, and Ghetto Film School present the third edition of the LOS ANGELES FILM AWARD, an initiative that offers a platform and development program to a fellowship of ten emerging filmmakers culminating at Frieze Los Angeles 2022, a Jury Award of $10,000 and an Audience Award of $2,500!
Selected Fellows will participate in an intensive four-month virtual program led by GFS and Endeavor Content to produce individual short films, along with a $650 production award.
Fellows films will be screened during Frieze Los Angeles 2022
A jury comprised of leading figures in contemporary art and entertainment will select the $10,000 Jury Award winner.
Audiences around the world will select an Audience Award winner, granting a $2,500 prize.
Creative duos and partnerships are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18-34 years old and reside in the greater Los Angeles area. Applicants must submit:
Resume or writer/director CV
Sample(s) of director and/or cinematography work (VIMEO/Youtube links)
300 Word Artist Statement addressing the following prompt:
What’s your artist story? How are you facing change in this moment, and how do you respond to change in your practice? As a city, Los Angeles has witnessed many historic changes, and change is ongoing in Los Angeles today. As you write your artist statement, explain how changes in society and to your environment have shaped your voice and artistic lens. What change do you want to see happen in LA, in filmmaking, in society as we look to the future?
Ten Fellows will be chosen based on initial applications. In the second phase, selected Fellows will be required to create a 3-4 minute film based on a creative prompt.