Daily: Artist Opportunities

Here are a few stellar artist opportunities on our radar, from residencies to juried exhibitions!

The Studios at MASS MoCA offers residencies for artists and writers from 1 to 8 weeks. Details: Selected participants receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing (private bedroom, shared kitchen & bath) directly across the street from the museum, one group meal per day, free access to the museum’s galleries, optional financial and business coaching from MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists staff, and free use of Makers’ Mill, a printmaking and fiber arts makerspace located a short walk from the Studios. For this upcoming residency season, MASS MoCA is offering two residency sessions with a special focus on financial wellness. A subset of the artists invited to participate in the fall/winter season will be offered slots in a two-week residency session that includes group workshops with artist experts on personal finance and business planning, and one-on-one assistance with financial and business planning, along with a $500 travel stipend. The residency fee for those sessions will be reduced to just $150/week. Interested applicants will provide additional information to be considered.
When: between October 13, 2017, and April 2, 2018
Deadline: July 6, 2017
Application: Apply here through submittable.


From September to December, ArtCenter/South Florida and the Bureau for Cultural Strategies (BUX) are organizing The Recalibrated Institution, a 12-week paid fellowship and laboratory in Miami for developing and testing intelligences that address emerging and long-term systemic challenges.
Details: Open to practitioners from anywhere working in contemporary art, design, architecture and related disciplines, as well as cultural managers, economists, coders and all those interested in innovative institutional models. The 12-week fellowship will be awarded to 8 practitioners, 3 of which will be Miami-based practitioners. The eight fellows will work with strategists Marta Ferreira de Sá and Ben Singleton (Rival Strategy), theorist Suhail Malik (Programme Co-Director of the MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London), artist and co-organizer of W.A.G.E Lise Soskolne and others on designing frameworks to be probed in partnership with different cultural institutions in Miami and internationally. A series of public programs will also unfold throughout the course of the fellowship program. Up to 8 artists will be awarded a total stipend of $3,750 and round trip travel expenses to Miami. Housing will also be provided in Downtown Miami for up to five fellows with priority given to practitioners coming from outside of Miami.
When: September 18 – December 15, 2017 at ArtCenter/Downtown (1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL).
Deadline: July 10, 2017
Application: Apply here via submittable.


1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for the 10th annual InLight Richmond.
Details: InLight is a public exhibition of light-based artworks—videos and projections, multi-media and interactive projects, sculptures, installations, performances and a Community Lantern Parade. InLight 2017 will take Electric Carnival as its inspiration – a street festival that enlivened Broad Street in 1901. The Electrical Carnival featured a replica of the Eiffel Tower that was illuminated remotely by President Roosevelt via a telegraph key from the White House. Proposals for InLight 2017 should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Potential sites for installations and performances include pathways, façades and other walls, sidewalks, green spaces, trees, and more. In addition, a limited number of interior sites may be available. Artists may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form.
When: Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7pm to midnight.
Juror: Nat Trotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (oh, and yes, he’s NC artist Bob Trotman’s son).
Deadline: by midnight, July 31.
Application: Apply here.


Wooddrow Collective: Joan Biddle, Kristi Tortoritis, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Treehouse, “InLight 2014,” photo by Terry Brown

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter Fine Contemporary Craft, a biennial national juried exhibition.
Details: Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Fine art media such as painting, photography, and lithography are NOT ELIGIBLE unless incorporated into an otherwise eligible media. Decorated furniture, candles, pressed flowers, handmade reproductions, and objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are also NOT ELIGIBLE. A brochure will be produced for the exhibition and entries will also be juried for cash prizes.
When: Exhibition will be on display at Artspace December 1, 2017-January 13, 2018.
Juror: Roger Manley, Director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State University.
Deadline: by 11:59pm on September 22, 2017
Application: Apply through CaFÉ.


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