ARTISTS AND WRITERS (fellowship, November 1) by Bear Guerra


Via ArtsEverywhere:
”The ArtsEverywhere Fellowship for Artistic Journalism is a year-long program of support for any individual artist / journalist / writer / musician / producer / collective whose work exhibits a commitment to integrating creative practice with rigorous journalistic research, writing, and multimedia production.

The fellowship will be a continuation of a line of inquiry and body of work ArtsEverywhere has been developing for the past two years — The Curse of Geography. While we do not expect the work of the fellow to replicate the stories in the series, the proposed project should conform to the approaches of reportage and long-form narrative storytelling that have been developed in collaboration with independent artists, journalists, and producers as well as cultural and academic institutions, media outlets, and international NGOs. Accepted fellows will receive support from professional artists, journalists and producers, including our editorial staff, contributors, and commissioned mentors.”

ASPIRING GAMING ARTISTS AND ANIMATORS (free education, December 31) by Bear Guerra


Via Emile Cohl Art Academy:

“We offer two majors that allow talent to excel in the real world: Gaming & Animation. We are seeking the immensely talented. Those who are ready to take the artistic world by storm – without the burden of tuition costs and student loans.


Skill and motivation are your ticket to success at ECAA, which is why we have no admission requirements. No grades, no GPA, no ACT/SAT scores, no essays, no transcripts, no tax returns. Just talent.


All applicants and their portfolios are reviewed through out merit-based selection process. Your race, ethnicity, gender, background, legal status, academics or extracurricular activities are none of our concern: we’re looking for pure talent, and the 3-round process begins with your portfolio submission.”

DEADLINE: December 31.

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS (residency, August 20) by Bear Guerra

Via International Studio & Curatorial Program:

“ Indigenous artists: "ISCP invites professional artists who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply for a six-month residency at iscp - International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York City.

An International Program residency at ISCP is typically three to six months, although artists and curators can apply for up to one year. While in the International Program, all residents are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside of ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Artists and Work and Open Studios."

DEADLINE: August 20.

ARTIST-JOURNALIST COLLABORATIONS (grant, rolling deadline) by Bear Guerra

Via Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism:

“The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Underwritten by Craig Newmark PhilanthropiesECFJ is the first initiative of its kind to directly facilitate artists’ major media commissions in the realm of journalism. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society.

The funds distributed to grantees assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.”

DEADLINE: Rolling.

VISUAL ARTISTS (residency, September 4) by Bear Guerra

Via Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity:

“The Banff Artist in Residence program is designed for visual artists to focus on their own practice in a supportive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time, and cultivate new directions in their work — all while surrounded by a community of peers within Banff Centre’s spectacular mountain setting.

The program encourages experimentation and risk-taking, via access to shared production facilities and knowledgeable staff who are available to provide technical support and assistance.* Participants may attend talks, exhibitions, and performances by world-renowned visiting artists as well as receive studio visits from program guest faculty. In addition, participants have the opportunity to build connections, create networks, collaborate, and share their work with other artists-in-residence and the public.”

DEADLINE: September 4.



Via McKnight Foundation:

“Social practice includes art forms that directly engage people in a place to create experiences that define culture and provoke social transformation. Pillsbury House Theatre will be the new administrative partner for the McKnight Fellowships for Community-Engaged Practice Artists. Pillsbury House Theatre was founded in 1992 as one of the settlement house sites under the umbrella of Pillsbury United Communities. The theater began as a professional arts institution committed to the settlement house tradition of creating art in collaboration with community. Pillsbury House Theatre will administer two fellowships of $25,000 each in unrestricted funds for midcareer community-engaged practice artists living and working in Minnesota each year. In addition to the cash award, community-engaged practice fellows will receive individualized consultative support for professional and project development leveraging the resources and networks of the theater and participate in public dialogues with prominent national social practitioners. They will also have access to funds for the initiation of new projects.

McKnight Artist Fellowships increase the exploratory opportunity, economic stability, and productive capacity of artists by providing unrestricted cash awards and artistic and professional development opportunities for midcareer artists in Minnesota. The McKnight Foundation now works with 12 discipline-specific arts partners to administer its artist fellowships, fueling exceptional and diverse artistic practice in Minnesota.”



Via U.S. Department of Arts and Culture:

Join us for “Artists Unite for a Green New Deal”—a summer call series for anyone looking to get informed, inspired, connected, and engaged.

The Green New Deal is an ambitious proposal that flips our fear of climate change on its head—a proposal rooted in a broad vision of social, economic, and racial equity that turns this emergency in to an opportunity to revitalize our own society and infrastructure, build the foundation of true sustainability, and address longstanding inequalities. 

As artists and cultural workers, we know it’s our job to envision the better world we know is possible—and to invite others to help bring it into being. Join the USDAC for a three-part series of calls with artists, organizers, and thinkers to unpack the policy and science behind a Green New Deal, and to co-create cultural strategy for climate justice.”


PUBLIC PRACTICE ARTISTS, STORYTELLERS (residency, August 9) by Bear Guerra

Via Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society:

“The annual Artist in Residence program furthers our work in Othering and Belonging and integrates with the Institute's focus on arts and culture as a primary way to advance our collective vision of inclusion. 

Belonging is deeply ontological—it speaks to who we are and who we can be. We recognize that stories, symbols, relationships, and rituals are central to a sense of belonging. They also motivate, frame, and ground the systems, political parties, laws, and actions that either advance belonging or enforce othering. 

We are looking for work from the Artist in Residence that seeks to advance and expand our concept of belonging at the nexus of being human and the systems and structures that operationalize structural inclusion. 

The residency supports artists to deepen their practice. The chosen artist’s project and process will illuminate and advance our understanding of belonging in new and complex ways. In particular, we are interested in works that explore practices of dialogue and engage a broad audience through process and/or outcomes. The Artist in Residence will be selected by a diverse group of public artists, advocates, and partners from the Haas Institute and its network. While the residency may be combined with existing or ongoing projects, we do expect discrete activities and/or outcomes that are generated through the relationship to the Institute and the guiding frameworks of the residency.”

DEADLINE: August 9.


Via Brooklyn Arts Council:

“Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is pleased to announce summer Info Sessions for our 2020 Community Arts Grants! Artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2020. Community Arts Grants consist of the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Local Arts Support, and the Charlene Victor & Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund.”

DEADLINE: September 19.


Via The Awesome Foundation:

“Launched in April 2017, Awesome Disability is an independent chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global community that provides micro-grants with no strings attached. The trustees of Awesome Disability are people with disabilities who support ideas and projects in our community. Submissions are accepted between the 1st and the 15th of every month.”

PUBLIC ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES AREA (call for proposals) by Bear Guerra

Via Los Angeles County Arts Commission:

“The Los Angeles County Department of Culture's Civic Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create an artwork to recognize the women and events surrounding the practice of coerced sterilization at the LA County + USC Medical Center in the 1960s and 70s.

The opportunity is for an exterior imbedded floor and/or 3-dimensional artwork in the upper courtyard. The historic LA County + USC Medical Center is one of the largest public hospitals and medical training centers in the United States, and the largest single provider of healthcare in LA County.”

DEADLINE: July 25.

JOURNALISTS, STORYTELLERS, NEW MEDIA ARTISTS (fellowship, September 12) by Bear Guerra

Via Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program:

“The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts, including journalism.

The institute provides stipends of up to US$77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2020 through May 2021.

Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise.

Visual, film, video, sound and new media artists may apply for either one or two semesters.

Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.”

DEADLINE: September 12.


NATIVE ARTISTS (fellowship, August 30) by Bear Guerra

Via First Peoples Fund:

“Through our Artists in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital Fellowships, First Peoples Fund partners with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and to ensure that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed from one generation to the next. 

Twenty to twenty-five artists are selected annually for First Peoples Fund's one-year fellowship programs. Fellows receive $5,000 project grants, technical support and professional training to start or grow a thriving arts business and to further their important work in their communities. 

Applicants Must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.”

DEADLINE: August 30.


ESTABLISHED AND ASPIRING PUBLIC ARTISTS (call for proposals) by Bear Guerra

Via Los Angeles County Arts Commission:

“The Department of Arts and Culture's Civic Art Program is inviting emerging and established professional artists residing or working within the United States to respond to this national RFQ.

This RFQ will establish a roster of Artists for all Restorative Care Villages for both purchases of existing artworks and site-specific commissioned artwork.”

DEADLINE: July 11.


ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES AREA (call for proposals) by Bear Guerra

The Women’s Center for Creative Work:

“WCCW is now taking proposals for Fall 2019 programming! During September, October, and November, we’ll be presenting programs on WORK & LABOR, in conversation with the work of our fall artist in residence, Ahree Lee. We’re looking for programs — talks, workshops, discussions, performances, immersive experiences, screenings, etc — that address labor that is visible and invisible, compensated and uncompensated, creative, intellectual, conceptual and/or emotional.”

DEADLINE: August 15.


Via National Consortium for Creative Placemaking:

“Do you know someone who should go to the 2019 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Los Angeles June 20-22? Encourage them to apply for our rolling, partial scholarship worth $200, which will allow them to attend the entire three-day event. Applications will be awarded based on merrit on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply they will need to send a brief paragraph to Leadership summits help connect artists, arts administrators, planners, architects, designers, community and economic development professionals, and grantmakers. The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP) is producing the Summit with ArtPlace America and the Levitt Foundation.”

ARTISTS FOCUSED ON RE-ENTRY IN LOS ANGELES AREA (call for applications) by Bear Guerra

Via LA County Arts Commission:

“The Arts Commission, the LA County Probation Department, and the LA County Office of Diversion and Reentry seek an artist or organization to establish an arts-focused approach to provide services to individuals on felony probation at the Reentry Center of the new probation office located at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.

The selected artist(s) or non-profit organization will be embedded in the South Vermont office as they work to establish a creative, collaborative culture and to develop a sustainable system of workshops, performances, and/or exhibitions. This new approach will support a long-term reentry strategy that aims to embed the arts in client healing, socio-emotional development, job skills training, and family reunification.”


COMMUNITY ARTISTS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via NAS:

“Arts and culture can be a powerful force for positive community change. That's why creative people who are called to strengthen their communities need to be supported.

Driving transformation through arts and culture can be daunting, difficult and often lonely. Creative Community Fellows brings cultural trailblazers across New England together for six months, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality.


You are...

a creative change-maker in your community. You use the power of arts and culture to drive equitable social or physical transformations in your world, alongside local partners.

You have...

a good start, but want to advance your project to make an even greater impact. So you’ll need the curiosity, an open mind and determination to tackle the challenges ahead.

You'll gain...

understanding of strategy, design thinking and leadership from University of Pennsylvania faculty, NAS, leading mentors and practitioners in the field, as well as your peers. 94% of Fellows said they gained new skills relevant to their work.

You'll use...

your new knowledge right away. Together, we’ll test, adapt and build on your work. You’ll walk away with clarity…and a game plan. 90% of Fellows said they shared learnings from the program with their collaborators and organizations.

You'll join...

an incredible community of collaborators dedicated to learning from and sharing with each other. It’s a connected cohort that continues to support each other long after the program concludes.”

DEADLINE: April 22.


U.S. ARTISTS/CREATIVE PLACEMAKERS (fellowships) by Bear Guerra


Via Transportation for America:

“This new fellowship, created with funding from the Kresge Foundation, builds upon the deep knowledge and expertise T4America has established over the last four years in arts and culture in transportation. The fellowship, which will be filled by a class of approximately 10-15 professionals already working at the intersection of the arts and transportation, will help them elevate their work to the next level.

Over the last year, we provided training to three communities to help them build connections between local arts agencies and departments of transportation. This ACT fellowship expands the scope of that type of training to help a wide range of individual transportation and community leaders from across the country share creative placemaking practices and challenges with their peers. Fellows will learn from one another and develop the tools and expertise to train novices who want to learn more about this emerging practice.

We are now accepting applications from interested teams of candidates (at least two but no more than four people per team) from the same locality. We recommend that your team has a mix of unique or shared experiences in the arts & culture, transportation, and community development sectors.”


YOUNG DOCUMENTARY ARTISTS OF COLOR (year-long residency) by Bear Guerra

Via Center for Documentary Studies:

“As part of a strategic priority to diversify the documentary field, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University invites applications from young people of color (ages 18–24) from groups underrepresented in the documentary arts who are not in school full-time for a twelve-month, full-time Emerging Documentary Artist (EDA) position, to begin on July 1, 2019. The position is part of CDS’s Documentary Diversity Project (DDP), a three-year pilot program whose goal is to build pathways for more people of color to engage with the documentary arts—photography, film, video, writing, audio, experimental and new media—and to become nonfiction storytellers, gatekeepers, and critical consumers; to support their achievements; and to promote their work. The pilot is made possible, in part, by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.”

DEADLINE: April 22.