May 15, 2017 - May 21, 2017

For more than 35 years, Ragdale has nurtured artists from around the world.

Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.

RESIDENCIES: Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.

THEMED RESIDENCIES: Creative professionals of all types working collaboratively are eligible for 5-7 day residencies for groups of 5-13 artists. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.

CREATIVE SABBATICALS: Creative Sabbaticals are one- to three-week residencies tailored for people who may or may not be creative professionals, but who are interested in pursuing a creative project in an environment without distractions

Applications are due May 15, 2017 for residencies in 2018. For more information about the Ragdale program, residencies and fellowships please visit their website:

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from 15,000 to 50,000 USD, issued directly to twenty individual authors a year. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. The Arts Writers Grant Program supports a broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Writers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements are invited to apply in the following categories: Articles, Blogs, Books, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. Due to legal constraints we can only fund U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the United States, and holders of O-1 visas. For guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, please visit their website.

For guidelines and additional eligibility requirements, and to apply, please visit our website:

The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators with the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the program is a place where participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work. Starry Night is growing and evolving, so as of right now, this may be the last summer for the Artist In Residence program. Starry Night is currently open May through September. If you have been wanting to do a residency with them, now is the time! Residencies are a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 8 weeks. The residency includes a private, fully furnished apartment with private bathroom and kitchen, shared studio space, and courtyard with gardens, barbecue, and campfire area. Emerging artists, writers, and arts administrators are encouraged to apply. Participants may apply to bring their partners or a creative team member for the duration of their residency. There is no application fee. For more information visit:

Eligibility: Emerging and established visual artists, artist teams, writers, researchers and curators.

Financial Aid: Based on merit and documented need, there is limited financial aid available. Financial aid requests cannot exceed more than 50% of fees for residency, and cannot include costs of travel, etc. For application and guidelines for Financial Aid please visit:

Residency fees: The cost for residency is $900 per week. Participants may apply to bring their partner, spouse, or creative partner for an additional $300 per week. Payment plans are available, and early consideration is available upon request.

May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017

The River Market Regional Exhibition 2017 Call is now OPEN…

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 24 – Entry submissions due at

The River Market Regional Exhibition is unrestricted in media and subject matter, however the artworks should address in some capacity the theme of “Truth/Trust/Transcend”.

RMRE is open to artists in a six state region, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri; and to members of the Kansas City Artists Coalition and the African American Artist Collective.

The Artists Coalition uses CaFÉ for submissions. If you have not already, you must create a free profile and upload media. Then scroll down in “CaFÉ Listings” to Kansas City Artists Coalition: River Market Regional Exhibitionclick VIEW MORE INFO, read then click APPLY TO THIS CALL and follow instructions.

Please pass this information on to any and all eligible applicants!

**KCAC Member Artists and African American Artist Collective Members will receive an email with a coupon code shortly following this email.**

2017 Kansas City Artists Coalition’s River Market Regional Exhibition
Mallin and Jacqueline B. Charno Galleries
201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri 64105


  • May 24               ​Entry submissions due at
  • June 8             Notification of artists e-mailed (to the address in CaFÉ profile)
  • July 1, 5-7       Artwork due, 11-4 pm
  • July 14            Opening Reception, 6 – 8:30 pm
  • Sept 22            Exhibition ends
  • Sept 27 – 30     Pick up of hand delivered works. 11-4pm
  • Sept 26 – 30     Return of shipped work.

May 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for an artists-in-residence. One position is available in; metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media. The deadline is June 1st for an August 1st start date. Residencies are normally 1 year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.


– All residents receive free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available) and 24-hour access and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied.

– Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

– All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents who have a year or longer residency are also offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.

– Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost and the opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

A Master of Fine Arts is preferred, but not required. A desire to teach is a must. Residencies are granted based on quality of work and community-mindedness.

To apply, visit

The Cube Art Project is seeking video art, animations, motion graphics, video-mapping, and/or sound visualization projects for screening on our large three dimensional monitor (the Cube), located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This screen is seen by hundreds of people on a slow day, but it’s also right next to the Pinnacle Bank Arena which hosts enormous events that draws tens of thousands of people several times a week.

This is a curated competition of clips that are suitable for a public art audience. Wide latitude in genre and style are considered however priority is given to artworks that have a formal/ visual appeal.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Projects should use a single channel video file: (60 second max. duration) (.mov or .mp4) (936px tall by 288 px wide) (compressed to 100 MB or less) to see more specs go to:

In addition to the general call for video art,the jurors will select “special” projects that are interactive in some way. Artists submitting a “special” project are offered a small stipend not exceeding $1,600 to cover costs. Please include specifics on tech needs and a draft budget if your work falls into this category.

1st prize = $500 2nd prize = $250 3rd prize = $100


Field Projects is pleased to announce their Summer 2017 Open Call! Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our June-July 2017 exhibition: Show #42. All submissions will be considered by our Guest Curator (TBA) for Show #42 and the accompanying online show. Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel will be considering the submissions for future group shows, solo shows, art fairs, and our studio visit program, where we invite outside curators to accompany us to your studio.

Check out one of our previous Open Calls curated by Jesse David Penridge (Director, James Cohan Gallery) : SIGNALING TO ^ THE CIPHER ^ TOWARDS A SEGWAY and a solo show, as well as two art fairs with artists we discovered through the open call: NEVERMORE, SPRING/BREAK, VOLTA.

Field Projects is an NYC-based project space located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district. As an artist run space, we are committed to opening the field of exhibition opportunities to other working artists. Whether you have submitted to Field Projects before or it’s your first time, we would love to see your work!

About the Guest Curator

TBA.  Past Guest Curators: Paulina Bebecka (Director Postmasters Gallery), Lauren Haynes (Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Olivia Smith (Director, Magenta Plains Gallery), Deborah Brown (Director, Storefront Ten Eyck)

Field Projects Panel

Rachel Frank (Artist / Curator), Jason Mones (Artist / Curator) Jacob Rhodes (Artist / Curator / FP Director)

Eligibility & Terms

  • Artists working in all medium are welcome to apply.
  • All artwork submitted must be ready to hang or install. Works on paper must be framed. Photographs must be framed.
  • Artist living outside NYC are also welcome to apply, however you will be responsible for artwork shipping costs.
  • Artists working in new media, film, or video – you may be required to use your own equipment for exhibitions.
  • Artists may submit up to 5 works.

Submission Fee : $25

Deadline : Saturday, June 3rd, 11:59 PM !!!


About Show #42

  • The theme of the show will come from the work submitted.
  • Selected artists will be notified by June 15th
  • All artwork must arrive at Field Projects by Thursday, June 22nd.
  • Show #42 opens on Thursday, June 29th, 2017.
  • All artwork in Show #42 will be for sale, with artists receiving 50% of final sale.


How to Apply

  • Please visit their website:


June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017

In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 1997, Contemporary Craft established a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft.
This biennial award, which is given in conjunction with a catalogue, video profile and juried exhibition, is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of Contemporary Craft and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for many decades. Prizes are selected by medium, with the designated medium changing with each biennial award.


  • Call for Artists begins January 6, 2017
  • Deadline for receipt of application June 9, 2017
  • Notification of Finalists August 5, 2017
  • Deadline for Finalists’ submissions July 13, 2018
  • Notification of prize winners August 3, 2018
  • Exhibition opening September 14, 2018
  • Exhibition closes March 9, 2019
  • Travel schedule begins April 2019

    For more information about the award and how to apply please visit their website:

The Albany International Airport’s Art & Culture Program hosts temporary sculpture and site-specific projects in locations throughout the terminal as part of its mission to support and showcase the artists and cultural organizations that inhabit New York’s Capital Region.

About the Art & Culture Program
Since 1998, Albany International Airport has distinguished itself within the Northeast and throughout the United States for its dynamic presentations of public art. The Art & Culture Program has become a cornerstone for showcasing the breadth and quality of the arts throughout the Region as well as a resource for learning about local culture. Through exhibitions presented in the Albany International Airport Gallery and the Concourse Galleries, numerous site specific installations and the Exhibition Case Program, the Art & Culture Program has extended the reach of area artists and museums to an audience of more than three million people each year.

Site Specific Locations
Numerous sites throughout the interior of the airport terminal have been occupied by site-specific projects. Presently there are seven sites for which proposals may be submitted in 2017. Below are photographs of these sites and their locations; detailed architectural drawings and additional photographs are available upon request. An on-site tour is mandatory prior to the submission of a proposal.

Review Process
All proposals are subject to a review process. Proposals that are complete and meet the criteria required for public exhibition are reviewed by an appointed committee of independent, regional arts professionals, the Airport Authority and Albany County Code Enforcement officials who assess artistic merit, compatibility with the airport’s public art standards, structural viability, fire safety and code compliance, as well as other considerations. While these are not permanent installations, they must be engineered to endure a minimum of three years in a busy public space with fluctuating environmental conditions.
The Albany International Airport’s exhibition spaces present artwork that adheres to established public art content standards. We do not exhibit work that includes nudity, overt political references, provocative language, violence and natural or human-made disaster imagery.

Approved site-specific projects are awarded a stipend of $3,500 – $5,000 depending upon the location, which is intended to fund all facets of design, development, fabrication and installation. An annual loan fee of $1000 is offered for existing sculptures that have been accepted for long-term loan. Artwork is fully insured while on the premises.

Submission Instructions and Eligibility
There is no charge for submission, and artists in all stages of their career may apply. Priority is given to applicants who live and/or work within a 100 mile radius of Albany, NY. Applicants must attend a tour of available sites prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals for site-specific installations must include the following:

  • Letter of introduction
  • Current résumé or CV with contact information
  • At least three examples of past projects that support the applicant’s ability to produce successful large-scale installations. This documentation should include photographs and relevant descriptive information along with dates and location of exhibitions.
  • Written description of proposed installation for AIA that details all materials, dimensions, weight estimation and production methods
  • Two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional renderings of the proposed work in-situ
  • Preliminary budget, including material and production costs, as well as any specialized equipment or transportation

2017 Schedule
Site tours: April/May
Applications due: June 9
Notification: June 30
Project Installation: November/December

Submissions by email:
Electronic submissions must be sent to: with ‘Proposal Submission’ as the subject line. Please keep the total size of your email to no more than 5mb.

Submissions by standard mail:
All works to be considered should be presented in electronic form on a CD. Supporting materials may be submitted electronically or in print (do not send originals). Mailed submissions will not be returned.

Mailing address:
Albany International Airport
Attention: Art & Culture Program
737 Albany Shaker Rd.
Administration Building, Suite 200
Albany, NY 12211-1057

Artists who wish to pursue a proposal for a site-specific or sculpture project should contact the Art & Culture Program office at 518.242.2241 or

June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Gallery Aferro believes that persistent dedication to craft and creative output is a formula for success as an artist, but sometimes life gets in the way of artistic productivity. This issue is particularly visible in the case of artists who are also parents. Many of our responsibilities and experiences define our time and creative output. Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make art now, not later, and encouraging an environment where they can make work as large and complex as the vision of the artist. With the help of funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Gallery Aferro offers this open call to all artists that are parents* and would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The studio will be provided to the parent-artist for 6 months at no cost and will come with a $1000 stipend given at the beginning of the 6-month rotation. The stipend and free studio will facilitate the parent-artist in coordinating effective time and energy to be spent in their studios.

*The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a “Parent” simply as “a person who is a father or mother” -or- “a person who has a child”, and although that may be a nice, tidy definition, we think it oversimplifies the term. A “Parent” we think can be defined in many ways that are definitely not tied to gender binaries or “having” a child. This open call is open to anyone who has or shares legal guardianship over a person under the age of 18.

This open call opportunity is for 2 available slots, August 19th, 2017 – February 19th, 2018 & February 20th, 2018 – August 20th, 2018. The studio is a newly renovated work-only space with large steel shelving. It is a private studio but the building is regularly busy with artists and art enthusiasts interested in collaboration and idea sharing. This call is open to artists, local or not, who are working in any media.

For more information and guidelines on how to submit, please visit or email Gallery Aferro at

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