Current Artist Opportunities

National Endowment for the Arts – Grants for Arts Projects

The NEA’s largest grants program for organizations provides expansive project-based funding opportunities to strengthen the arts and culture ecosystem in the US. Grants range from $10,000 to 100,000.

Deadline: February 15, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://www.arts.gov/grants/grants-for-arts-projects

Otis College – Charles White

Artists and designers from underrepresented communities are invited to apply for a four-year full-tuition undergraduate scholarship to Otis College in Los Angeles in honor of American artist and instructor Charles White’s legacy.

Deadline: February 15, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://www.otis.edu/charles-white

Black Women Photographers – Nikon Grants

BWP encourages women of color to apply for a chance to win up to $10,000 as well as Nikon gear.

Deadline: February 17, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://blackwomenphotographers.com/grant-fund

Brooklyn Museum – Museum Education Fellowship Program

For ten months, young professionals will be paid to participate in rigorous museum education training and complete a research project in museum education theory and practice. They will also receive in-depth fieldwork teaching experience. 

Deadline: February 23, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/education/adults/education_fellowship/

Smack Mellon – Spiral Time

Emerging BIPOC artists can submit work to a group exhibition taking place in the summer of 2024 that will explore radical ecologies of resistance to the imposed time pressures of capitalism. Alex Santana is guest curating the show.

Deadline: February 29, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://www.smackmellon.org/opportunities/open-call-summer-2024-group-show/

JCAL – Jamaica Flux

This paid artist opportunity seeks proposals from visual artists for Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2024. The project focuses on site-specific public artworks temporarily installed in a tight, one-mile radius of Jamaica Avenue and Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica Queens.

Deadline: February 29, 2024 

Read guidelines and apply here: https://jcal.org/post-details/paid-artist-opportunity-jamaica-flux-workspaces-windows-2024

BRIC – 2024-25 BRIClab Residencies

BRIClab is a multidisciplinary residency program created to advance opportunities for New York City-based artists and media-makers, with tracks in Contemporary Art, Film + TV, and Video Art. The fee to apply is $6.

Deadline: March 14, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://bricartsmedia.org/art-artists/opportunity/briclab/

New York Public Library – Picture Collection Artist Fellowship

Artists or scholars are invited to engage in the research, development and execution of a new work based on the NYPL’s Picture Collection. Stipends are awarded on a sliding scale of $2,000 to $5,000. 

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Read guidelines and apply here: https://www.nypl.org/fellowships/picture-collection-artist