August can be the slowest month in the art world, but it can also be a great time to apply to residencies and grant programs. We have highlighted a few opportunities that are free, offer stipends or are significantly subsidized for artists of any nationality and any discipline!
Need help applying? On Sept 25 Ethan Nosowsky offers an online course on Applying for Residencies and Grants (particularly for writers) through the Creative Capital professional development offerings.
Rupert Residency Program
Deadline: Aug 27, 2017
Rupert is devoted to establishing close cooperation between artists, thinkers, researchers and curators through their residency program. The program also encourages a cultural framework of the picturesque surrounding community, near the Neris river and surrounded by peaceful fields and forests. Half of accepted residents will be fully funded during their residency.
Public Theater Emerging Writers Group
Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
Part of the Public Theater’s Public Writers Initiative, the Emerging Writers Group provides key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers. Writers receive a 2-year fellowship at the Public which comes with a stipend of $7500. The program also stages readings of works by the writers, and provides career development advice from established writers.
Can Serrat International Art Production Residency
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
The Can Serrat Residency is open to artists of all nationalities. It is a one-month program that offers support for artistic production and working and living space. One artist will receive a full grant, while others will receive partial aid.
Luminary Residency Program
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: Sep 15, 2017
The Luminary Arts Program is an artist-run space that offers dedicated time, support and space for all artists, curators and critics. This year, the space is particularly interested in artists who are asking questions about reshaping an institution’s practice. The Luminary is also open to people with children, and it offers a $500 stipend.
Enos Park Residency
Deadline: Sep 15, 2017
Enos Park offers a newly establish residency for visual artists that lasts between 4 to 12 months. The residency includes living space, and each artist receives access to the Springfield Art Association labs and studios, as well as empty lots and vacant buildings in the area. The program is looking for artists who can help enrich the historic context of its neighborhood. The program is subsidized and is offered for only $50 a week!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Artist in Residence
Deadline: September 20, 2017
The National Parks Arts Foundation provides residencies in National Parks all over the country. The Hawaii Volcanoes park is looking for an artist to work for a month in January. Perfect if you want to get away from winter weather and spend time working amid volcanoes! The artist receives a $2,600 stipend, housing, transportation and much more!
Chacas Artist-in-Residence Program
Deadline: Sep 30, 2017
Located in the Peruvian Andes, this residency program encourages dialogue and exchange to promote geographical, social and historical aspects of the region.
The Main Museum
Los Angeles, California
Deadline: Oct 2, 2017
Los Angeles-based artists are welcome to apply to this residency in the city’s newest downtown art space, The Main Museum! Depending on the needs of the artist, residencies can last from 3 to 9 months, and come with a $1,000 honorarium. The program allows for each artist to build relationships with the museum’s surrounding community.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Reviewed on an ongoing basis monthly
Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors!
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