Community Calls to Artists

PandemiDiarios: Shelter in Place Creative Projects – University of Arizona | Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
Deadline: May 22, 2020 (5pm)

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry invites proposals for PandemiDiarios, a microgrant program to support students, academic professionals, and community-based artists and practitioners in producing creative works reflecting on the human experience of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The term pandemidiarios comes from blending “pandemic” and “diarios” (diaries). Diarios are where the stories of ourselves are written. They are where we express our frustrations, hopes, and visions for the future. For some it is a therapeutic process, and for others a way to capture the moment or keep a record of day to day life. The concept of PandemiDiarios emerges as a response to these day to day human moments, experiences, reflections, and creative responses during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those who have been disproportionately affected. Racial and ethnic minorities; the elderly; health, service, and other essential workers; along with socioeconomically disadvantaged members of our community facing the worst of this crisis. PandemiDiarios is thus an attempt to center these experiences from the perspective of those who live them.

Open Call: Unpublished Manuscripts – Co-Conspirator Press
Deadline: May 31, 2020

Co—Conspirator Press is a publishing platform for artists, writers, designers, printers, social justice workers, and editors from historically marginalized communities who use their voice to address intersectional feminist issues and challenge cis-hetero-patriarchy; white-supremacy; and exclusionary, colonial, capitalist, and ableist systems. Seeking written media– that could be a play, a novel, an essay, a how-to book, a poem, a list, anything that you have already written that’s been sitting around and you want to get published. A manuscript, in this case, refers to content that is fully written and ready for publication. For this open call, applications that are not 100% written will not be considered. We’re specifically looking for text based content. At this time submissions that are comics, handwritten typography, illustration based, visual artwork or image based submissions do not meet the criteria for this open call.

The Burke Prize – Museum of Arts and Design
Deadline: May 31, 2020

The Burke Prize is a contemporary art prize for a new generation of artists working in a world of expanded media with a foundation in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Selected by a diverse and distinguished jury of curators, artists, and scholars through an open-call application process, the Burke Prize winner receives an unrestricted award of $50,000 and a major exhibition with a select group of finalists at the Museum. One 2021 Burke Prize artist will also be selected for the biannual Burke Residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. The Burke Residency artist will receive a one-month to five-week residency with all the benefits and opportunities awarded to artists selected for The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program.

2021 In Practice Open Call to Artists – SculptureCenter
Deadline: June 15, 2020

The In Practice open call program supports emerging artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. Since 2003, In Practice has supported more than 200 emerging artists with the essential resources of space, funding, time, curatorial support, and administrative guidance to help turn their ideas into reality. Exemplifying the spirit of SculptureCenter’s mission, In Practice supports innovative artwork, fosters experimentation, and introduces audiences to underrecognized practices and new ideas. The program offers participants the opportunity to develop and present work in what is often their first institutional exhibition in New York City.

Call for Artists, Biennial Edition 2020 – Peripheral ARTeries
Deadline: June 30, 2020

Peripheral ARTeries is inviting entries for the competition to find the most interesting emerging worldwide artists in various fine arts disciplines, including Painting, Video Art, Fine Art Photography, Mixed Media, Installation and Performance. The contest, on its 11th edition, comes under the sign of collaborative networking and will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art and is open to artists at any career-stage.

The Bennett Prize
Deadline: October 16, 2020

THE BENNETT PRIZE, created in 2018, awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. The Prize will propel the careers of women painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize will expand opportunities for the public, who may not be familiar with figurative realist painting, to learn more about the creative vision of talented women painters in this increasingly popular genre.

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