Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Opportunity For South Florida Artists

On Feb. 1, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the second round of the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest to fund the best art ideas in South Florida. The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. March 2. The Challenge, part of a five-year, $40 million initiative, aims to help transform South Florida by bringing the community together through the arts. Last year, Knight Foundation awarded $8 million to 31 groups – such as sculptors, musicians, prominent institutions and recently formed galleries.

The Knight Foundation is seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. There are three simple rules:

  1. The idea is about arts.
  2. The project takes place in or benefits South Florida.
  3. You find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

Monday, February 23, 2009

NEXUS call for artists

NEXUS is seeking experimental artists in ALL disciplines including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, performance, electronics, digital media, audio, dance or curatorial practices to apply as members of our co-operative. NEXUS values artist members who are dynamic, willing to take risks, dedicated to their work and enjoy being part of a community of artists. NEXUS members are given the opportunity to exhibit their work once every two years in solo exhibitions, participate in group exhibitions and curate large scale exhibitions. Our next review is March 15, 2009. Applications are due Sunday March 8, 11:59 PM

Click here for more information.

NEXUS is a registered non-profit organization based in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation

I’ve listed a few residency programs on this blog because I truly believe that residency programs are very rewarding for artists. They give artists the time and space to create new work and sometimes with funding, the costs are near to nothing. And, the other artists and visitors provide a built in interested audience.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation is another example of an excellent resource and residency program. Established in 1984, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation provides high quality studio space and related resources for visual artists. The Space Program provides non-living studio spaces in Brooklyn, New York, where artists may concentrate and create new work.

Marie Walsh Sharpe, a Colorado Springs, CO philanthropist, created the Foundation before her death in 1985 to benefit visual artists. The Foundation’s Artists Advisory Committee: Cynthia Carlson, Chuck Close - emeritus, Janet Fish, Philip Pearlstein, Irving Sandler, Harriet Shorr, and Robert Storr initiated and developed The Space Program in 1991 as a service to artists. In 2006 Phong Bui, Matthew Deleget and Tara Donovan were added to the Artists Advisory Committee.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Exit Art - Call For Proposals

Exit Art is one of New York's most innovative and progressive non-profit institutions. It was founded in 1982 by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo and is internationally recognized as a pioneering institute for the 21st century.

Exit Art consistently presents exhibitions that are historically relevant, political and radical. Now located in Hell's Kitchen, their exhibition space is very large and accomodates work in all media. Their shows helped bring attention for the first time to now firmly established artists such as; Jimmie Durham, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Shirin Neshat, Fred Tomaselli, Nicole Eisenman, Roxy Paine, Julie Mehretu, Sue DeBeer, Rirkrit Tiravanija,
David Wojnarowicz, and David Hammons.

Exit Art curates many of their shows based on an open call for proposals. This is a great way for emerging artists to propose something and possibly be part of a group or solo show. The current call for proposals can be found here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS)

Klara Hobza, NYFA Fellow in Cross-Disciplinary / Performative Work, 2007

Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS) can benefit visual, performing, literary and other artists with support ranging from $100 to $600 for specific forthcoming projects. SOS is a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), working in collaboration with arts councils and cultural organizations across New York State. This program is designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New York Artists - El Taller Boricua Call for Submissions

El Taller Boricua Call for Submissions

El Taller Boricua is reviewing submissions from New York contemporary artists for upcoming exhibitions in 2009/2010.

Deadline is February 25, 2009.

Artists, please send a link to your website to If you do not have a website or if the website lacks informative materials please send them a: CD or DVD (formatted for Macintosh system) containing: 10 examples of work in jpeg format, brief bio, resume, artist statement, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (if you would like CD/DVD/samples to be returned to you).

The above materials may be mailed to:
Taller Boricua at the Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center
Attn: C. Licata / T. Bradley RM 208
1680 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

Send any questions or final submissions to
Note: please do not send attachments larger than 1 MB total. They will not be delivered. Also, no calls, please.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Workspace at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Work by Workspace resident Mary Mattingly; photo by Paul Porter

Founded by David Rockefeller and other business and civic leaders in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has been the leading arts presenter, advocate, and service provider to artists and arts groups throughout Lower Manhattan. LMCC was housed in the World Trader Center until 9/11 and is now still located in the Financial District in lower Manhattan.

LMCC is Manhattan’s largest arts council and provides artists with instrumental resources and support. One of their most popular programs is the Workspace studio residency program for emerging visual artists and writers. The application for this program is now out and the deadline is Thursday, April 9, 2009, 5PM.

Check it out and apply for 9-months of free studio space and a modest stipend. Workspace also provides great networking opportunities and open studio events.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Artist's Residency Program - (ISCP)

The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a dynamic residency program for international artists and curators. Now based in Brooklyn, the program provides the necessary studio space and important professional network for those accepted into the program.

The program features a series of Guest Critic visits and semi-annual Open Weekend exhibitions. The Guest Critic series provide the context for open dialog and feedback from important curators, art dealers, critics and other art professionals. The Open Weekend Exhibitions attract not only professionals, but a wider audience of art enthusiasts. In addition, a continual flow of international art traffic passes through the program, making impromptu studio visits and meeting with the artists and curators.

Visual artists are sponsored for periods of three to twelve months by governments, corporations, foundations, galleries or private patrons. Artists are provided with 24-hour access private studios, which range from 300 to 400 square feet.

The instructions to apply may be found here.