Opportunities in May 2021

Hyperallergic’s monthly Opportunities Listings provide a resource to artists and creatives looking for grants and paid gigs to further their work. As the arts sector navigates the coronavirus pandemic, these paid opportunities for independent artists and cultural organizations are more important now than ever.

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Grants & Awards

Featured Opportunity
The Russell J. Efros Foundation
Sprout Fund
US-based visual and performing artists can apply for direct funds for projects that will be completed within the next 12 months. An initial $50,000 will be awarded in June 2021. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: Rolling | rjefoundation.org

Andy Warhol Foundation
Arts Writers Grant
Emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art are eligible for grants ranging from $15,000–$50,000 to support their articles, books, and short-form writing.
Deadline: May 19, 2021 | artswriters.org

Artist Relief
Practicing artists living in the US and its territories who are facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 can apply for $5,000 grants from Artist Relief.
Deadline: June 23, 2021 | artistrelief.org

Getty Images and the Asian American Journalists Association
Getty Images Inclusion Scholarship
This scholarship awards $10,000 to a university student who is focused on visual journalism. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited colleges and universities in the US.
Deadline: May 20, 2021 | aaja.org

Getty Images
Editorial Grant for Photography Programs
Getty Images is offering two $15,000 grants for organizations that support documentary photography and its practitioners, either through public engagement or professional development.
Deadline: May 15, 2021 | grants.gettyimages.com

New York Foundation for the Arts
The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
This program will provide unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 to visual, media, music, performing, and literary artists with a disability who live in NYC and have experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 15, 2021 | nyfa.org

World Monuments Fund
Knoll Modernism Prize
Nominations are open for this biennial award recognizing architects or preservationists who implemented an innovative intervention that saved a threatened modern building. It comes with a $10,000 cash honorarium.
Deadline: June 15, 2021 | wmf.org


Residencies, Workshops, & Fellowships

Featured Opportunity
Tusen Takk Foundation
2022–23 Residency Program
In the quiet dunes of Lake Michigan, Tusen Takk welcomes applications from artists, writers, and composers for 3- to 8-week long solo residencies with a $625/week honorarium. Ideal for photographers.
Application Fee: $25
Deadline: July 15, 2021 | tusentakk.org

Art for Black Lives
A4BL Residency
This residency, which is open to Black Trans visual artists working in any medium, provides recipients with a live/work space in Palm Springs for August, a $2,000 unqualified artist stipend, and more.
Deadline: May 18, 2021 | artforblacklives.org

Silver Art Projects
2021 Cohort Program
The program’s goal is to amplify diverse perspectives and foster artistic practices embedded in activism. Mentors-in-residence Hank Willis Thomas/For Freedoms, Tourmaline, and Chella Man will guide the cohort.
Deadline: May 16, 2021 | silverart.com

The Joy of Giving Something
JGS Fellowship for Photography
New York State-based photographers (and artists whose practice involves photographic techniques) who don’t live in NYC are invited to apply for this $7,000 unrestricted cash grant. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: June 30, 2021 | nyfa.org


Exhibition & Writing Opportunities

Featured Opportunity
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
This year’s contest, Merge, is open to US visual artists with disabilities who are between the ages of 16 and 25. 15 artists will share a total of $60,000 in awards, with a grand prize of $20,000. Read more on Hyperallergic.
Deadline: May 5, 2021 | kennedy-center.org

Foam Magazine
Talent Call 2021
Selected artists from around the world will see their work published in Foam Magazine’s annual Talent issue, participate in (online) programs and events, receive compensation of €700, and more.
Application Fee: €25
Deadline: June 2, 2021 | foam.org


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