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January 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

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January 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

January 4, 2022

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Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.

Open Calls

Aperture Portfolio Prize
The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition that recognizes innovative bodies of work that haven’t been featured in major publications or exhibitions. One winner will be published in Aperture magazine, receive a $3,000 prize, and have a solo show in New York.
Deadline: 10:59 p.m. on January 7, 2022.

The Other Art Fair
Applications are open for The Other Art Fair’s 2022 schedule in cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, New York City, Chicago, Melbourne, and Sydney. Sign up for its newsletter to stay up-to-date with application deadlines.
Deadline: Varies by the city but the first are January 7, 2022.

Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards
Artists and collectives who’ve made video works (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual works (e.g. sculptures, photos, paintings, installations, or performances) that address the climate crisis are eligible for the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards, which will give winners $15,000 each.
Deadline: January 20, 2022.

Booooooom’s New Photo Book Circles
Booooooom is hosting an open call for photos of the strange, beautiful, and unforgettable circles all around us. Chosen images will be compiled in the publication’s third book.
Deadline: January 21, 2022.

MediaFutures Support Programme
Artists and collectives who use data to inform their work are encouraged to apply for the MediaFutures program, which will grant up to EUR30,000 per awardee. Proposed projects should utilize data both critically and materially to question technology’s impact on society, including addressing misinformation and disinformation.
Deadline: 12 p.m. CET on January 27, 2022.

Prix Viviane Esders Photo Prize
The Prix Viviane Esders prize recognizes European photographers over age sixty whose careers have impacted the history of the medium. One winner receives a EUR60,000 award and showing in Paris.
Deadline: April 15, 2022.

Grants

NEW WORK from Prospect Art
Prospect Art awards a $500 mini-grant to visual artists twice each year as part of its NEW WORK program, which is designed to support projects that don’t fit into commercial galleries. Submissions should be representative of today’s moment.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
Open to international applications, Queer|Art will award $10,000 to support the work of emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or identity. The first-runner up will receive $5,000, and funds can be used for new or ongoing work at any stage of development.
Deadline: January 17, 2022.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Grants for Artists with Children
Twenty artists and writers with children under age 18 are eligible for a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant for $5,000. Each award is unrestricted, and there’s a $20 application fee.
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on February 25, 2022.

Creative Capital’s Wild Futures 2023/2024
During two years, Creative Capital will award 100 artists up to $50,000 each, with additional advisory services per project. 2023 is open to performing arts, technology, and literature, and 2024 is seeking visual arts and moving image/film.
Deadline: April 1, 2022, for 2023 applicants.

$500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund
Kickstarter, Creative Capital, and Skoll Foundation launched a $500,000 Creative Capital x Skoll Foundation Fund to support projects by Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx creators. Awards are given out on an ongoing basis to creators in categories like Arts, Comics & Illustration, Design & Tech, Film, Food & Craft, Games, Music, and Publishing.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Residencies & Fellowships

Caltech-Huntington Art + Research Residency Program
The Art + Research Residency Program provides two artists the opportunity to collaborate with the Caltech and Huntington research communities during a four-month stay. Residents will be awarded an all-inclusive stipend up to $35,000, must have an MFA or Ph.D., and their work should engage with social justice issues.
Deadline: 12 a.m. PST on January 5, 2022.

South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships
Open to visual artists in the South (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee), the South Arts Southern fellowship will award $5,000 to winners in each state. Each awardee will be eligible for an additional $25,000 and $10,000 prize.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 10, 2022.

Right of Return USA Fellowship
The Right of Return USA Fellowship will award six formerly incarcerated artists a $20,000 grant each for a project that considers criminal justice reform. Fellows will participate in a group retreat in the spring of 2022.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 14, 2022.

Sculpture Space Residency
Based in Utica, New York, Sculpture Space is offering a two-month residency slated for 2023. There’s a $35 application fee to apply.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Artaxis Fellowship
The sixth annual Artaxis Fellowship will award two ceramicists up to $2,000 to fund a two-week summer workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Applicants can be at any stage of their careers.
Deadline: January 15, 2022.

StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program
The StudioWorks program offers a $2,000 stipend for a four-week term at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. International emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2022.

MacDowell Fellowship
Open across disciplines including architecture, film and video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual art, the MacDowell Fellowship awards 300 artists each year. The program is open internationally and requires a $30 application fee.
Deadline: February 10, 2022.

Curatorial Fellowship at the Center for Craft
Three fellows will be awarded up to $5,000 to develop an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. They will work with program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and lead a curatorial talk.
Deadline: February 14, 2022.

Ceramic Artist in Residency at Clay Art Center
Held annually in September, the residency at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, offers one emerging artist a year-long stay to develop their craft. The program includes a private studio, free firing, a $500 monthly stipend, paid teaching opportunities, and an exhibition.
Deadline: April 8, 2022.

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SpaceWalk: a Spectacular Rollercoaster-Esque Staircase Loops Through a South Korean Park

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SpaceWalk: A Spectacular Rollercoaster-Esque Staircase Loops Through a South Korean Park

January 27, 2022

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Towering 70-meters above ground at its highest point, “SpaceWalk” is the latest undulating sculpture by Hamburg-based artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. The monumental staircase winds in loops and elevations similar to that of a rollercoaster throughout Hwanho Park in Pohang, South Korea, and is almost entirely accessible for pedestrians except for the innermost circuit. It’s the largest contemporary public sculpture ever installed in the country.

A follow-up to the pair’s 2011 project “Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain” in Duisburg, Germany, “SpaceWalk” is built of galvanized and stainless steels atop a cement foundation and embedded rows of LED lights. “At night in particular, the brightly-illuminated walkway appears like a sigil drawn in the sky, appearing to represent different things depending on where one is standing,” Mutter and Genth say. “Thus, the sculpture also references local mythology and a tradition of sky-gazing and also makes playful use of relativity.”

Pedestrians enter the work at a central staircase, which breaks into two paths: one gently sloped walkway leads to a view of Yeongil Bay and the surrounding city, while the other is a steeper climb through a helix. Both are designed to mimic an otherworldly experience. “The title ‘SpaceWalk’ is taken from the terminology of outer space missions. It describes the act of exiting the space vehicle in the weightlessness of outer space. More literally, ‘SpaceWalk’ can be understood to mean ‘a walk through space,'” they say.

For more of the duo’s architectural projects, head to their site. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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Archeologists Unearth a Roman Glass Bowl Dating Back 2,000 Years in Pristine Condition

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January 27, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images courtesy Marieke Mom, shared with permission

Sitting a few miles from the German border, Nijmegen is the oldest city in The Netherlands, and after a recent archeological dig, it’s also the site that unearthed a stunningly preserved bowl made of blue glass. The pristine finding, which is estimated to be about 2,000 years old, is from the agricultural Bataven settlement that once populated the region. Featuring diagonal ridges, the translucent vessel was made by pouring molten glass into a mold, sculpting the stripes while the material was liquid, and using metal oxide to produce the vibrant blue. Archeologists uncovered it without a single chip or crack.

Around the time the bowl was procured, Nijmegen was an early Roman military camp and later, the first to be named a municipium, or Roman city. Archeologist Pepjin van de Geer, who led the excavation, told the De Stentor that while it’s possible the vessel was created in a German glass workshop in cities like Cologne or Xanten, it’s also likely that the Batavians traded cattle hides to procure it. In addition to the piece, van de Geer’s team has also uncovered human bones, pitchers, cups, and other precious goods like jewelry, which indicates the site was once a burial ground. (via Hyperallergic)

The excavation site

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