Funds, Fellowships and Free Time: Upcoming Residency and Fellowship Opportunities

Aida Mahmudova’s studio, 2015. Courtesy YARAT Contemporary Art Space. Photo: Fakhriyya Mammadova.

Virginia Woolf stressed the importance of having a room of one’s own in order to tap into the creative productive spirit. We’ve gathered here some residencies and fellowships designed to give you just that – a dedicated, concentrated space to do your best creative work.

Pioneer Works Spring Residency Program
Brooklyn, NY
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Pioneer Works residency program provides a free space — and not just in economic terms — where experimental and evocative practitioners across a variety of disciplines can work in close proximity, sharing energies and ideas within an organization known for its open-ended approach to working and making. Pioneer Works is currently accepting applications for its Visual Arts and Technology residency programs.

100W Corsicana Residency
Corsicana, TX
Deadline: September 15, 2016

100 West grants artists and writers residencies to create work in a historic building repurposed for studio space. 100W is currently offering applications online for artists and writers seeking both funded and non-funded studio residencies. Two fully funded, six-week residencies are available for one artist and one writer between January – May, and October – December, 2017.

Walker Art Center Interdisciplinary Fellowships
Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: September 16, 2016

The Walker Art Center is hiring two new interdisciplinary fellows, one with an emphasis in Performing Arts and one with an emphasis in Visual Arts. The fellowships will afford training for curatorial work in an evolving field, and offer immersion in an exciting array of Walker projects and initiatives.

Guttenberg Arts Space and Time Artist Residency
Guttenberg, NJ
Deadline: September 18, 2016

Space and Time Artist Residency at Guttenberg Arts provides artists with three months shared studio access to Bulls Ferry Studios, an artistic stipend of $1200, public artist talk or workshop and publicity in print and web based media. Artists will also be given a one month group show as well as studio visits from accomplished professionals from the art world. Each artist is required to give a free and open to the public artist lecture or workshop towards the close of their three month residency.

A Blade of Grass Fellowship
New York, NY
Deadline: September 19, 2016

A one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. A Blade of Grass supports seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process.

Center for Investigative Reporting Filmaker-in-Residence 
Emeryville, CA
Deadline: September 23, 2016

This residency supports recent graduates and women in the first five years of their careers. It will begin in mid-October 2016 and continue until mid-August 2017. Filmmakers must be based in or willing to move to the San Francisco Bay Area for the duration of the residency. This is a full-time position that pays $50,000 plus benefits for the 10-month residency. In addition, filmmakers will receive resources and funding to help them produce and complete their final projects.

La Paillasse Residency
Paris, France
Deadline: September 30, 2016

First Open Community Lab in France, La Paillasse is launching its residency program –
a radical experience in line with its original philosophy. La Paillasse invites explorers, scientists and creators to Paris for a 6-12 month residency program with a focus on anti-disciplinary thinkers working at the intersection of science and art.

Teton Art Lab Residency
Jackson, WY
Deadline: October 1, 2016

Teton Artlab supports visual artists by offering studio space, housing, and stipends in one of the world’s most unique landscapes, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The residency program is open to visual artists over 21 years of age not currently enrolled in a degree granting art program.

Harpo Foundation & Santa Fe Art Institute Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship
Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.  Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a private room and bath, a private studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.

Art & History Museums – Maitland Artist-in-Residence Program
Maitland, FL
Deadline: October 3, 2016

The A&H Artist-in-Residence program celebrates the original artist colony mission of the A&H’s Maitland Art Center to create and atmosphere of research and collaboration. The residency will cover all room costs and a stipend will be provided based on the length or your stay.The artist-in-residence also will receive a one-person exhibition to be scheduled within two years at the Art Center galleries.

Other Resources

Designed for artists of all disciplines and at all career stages, Creative Capital’s Professional Development webinars are taught by highly trained and experienced workshop leaders, successful artists and arts professionals who share practical tips and tools, case studies and personal examples from their own experience. Visit the Professional Development site to learn more about our educational offerings and register for upcoming webinars and workshops.

Open Calls:
http://www.callforentry.org
https://www.nyfa.org/Opportunities

Residency Listings:
http://resartis.org
http://residencyunlimited.org
http://www.artistcommunities.org
http://www.transartists.org

Funding, Grants and other Financial Opportunities:
http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders
http://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/index

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Holly Ajala is a writer and storyteller with a fierce belief in the power of effective narrative to inspire empathy in the face of difference, to propel the reach of social justice and above all to challenge humans beings to be more human. To these ends, Holly has worked with the NYU Leadership Initiative, the ACLU Racial Justice Project , and the NYC Collaborative Writing Project to amplify the reach of marginalized voices, narratives, stories and communities. Holly currently writes for AYO Magazine, an online publication dedicated to honest and multifaceted portrayals of black women in search of joy. She is a recent NYU graduate with a B.A. in Politics and Africana Studies. She joined Creative Capital in 2016 and currently resides in Harlem.

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