April brings a fresh batch of opportunities for artists looking to expand their horizons and explore new avenues of creativity. With a range of prizes, artist residencies and fellowships available from around the world, there's something for every artist looking to get involved. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in a new community or simply want to take your work to the next level, this selection of April opportunities is sure to inspire and challenge you. So why wait? Take a chance on yourself and see where your art can take you!
SomoS Berlin Artist Residency
Selected by Artslant Magazine as one of Berlin’s most interesting art project organizations, SomoS Artist Residency Program is a program that offers a supportive and stimulating environment for international artists to realize their artistic projects in Berlin. The program lasts for three months and focuses on production, experience, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. Participants will be part of a thriving artistic community with access to curatorial support sessions, tours, critique sessions, and office facilities. They will also be provided with accommodation in furnished living/working studios. The program has a distinct quality of starting at different points in time, allowing for networking, cooperation, and optimal individual support from SomoS staff in their art projects.
Open Call: Ongoing
Website: SomoS Berlin
Located on the charming island of Stromboli (Italy), Tagli is an artist residency program designed to provide emerging artists from the visual, performing, video, music and photography arts with the opportunity to concentrate on their research and practice. From July 14th to August 1st, 2023, artists will have the chance to work with a breathtaking view of the island while also engaging with the local community.
At the end of the residency, Tagli will host an open house to showcase the work of the artists to the island and its inhabitants. This event will be the culmination of the residency, allowing the artists to share their creativity with an audience in a space that encouraged and immersed their talents.
Open Call: Ongoing
'Ace stands for "arte contemporáneo en expansión", which is an acronym in Spanish for "expanding contemporary art". Its main mission is to promote contemporary artistic practices and the exploration of their mutual interfaces through Exploration and Production residencies. ´ace's programs are aimed at artists, curators, and researchers and promote collaborative work, exchange, debate, and experimentation.
The acePIRAR | Artist-in-Residency International Program provides its participants with time, space and guidance to explore different mediums, while it connects the residents with the art and cultural scene of Buenos Aires. To be in residence at ´ace means to work collaboratively, receive technical and artistic assistance, and be immersed in a vibrant city's cultural life. While at ´ace, residents will benefit from an intense production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers. Enjoy the different programs of the residencies!
Open Call: Ongoing
Website: The acePIRAR
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is a charitable organization and digital storage service that distributes a collection of grants to individual artists twice a year, with a combined value of $22,000.00 USD. They distribute no-strings-attached monetary awards of $3,500 and $1,000 to artists worldwide. The primary goal of the Hopper Prize is to offer financial support, recognition, and career advancement opportunities to dedicated artists. They welcome applications for financial assistance via our bi-yearly call-out process. Every grant period, a fresh panel of modern curators is assembled to evaluate submissions based on creative brilliance and the potential for future growth. The organization embraces visual art in all forms and variations, ensuring that our grants are available to all artists regardless of medium.
Deadline: May 16, 2023
Prize: $ 3,500 USD (2 available)
$ 1,000 USD (4 available)
Website: The Hopper Prize
MacDowell Colony Fellowship
Every year, around 300 artists are selected for Fellowships across seven artistic disciplines. The sole determining factor for acceptance is the level of artistic excellence displayed. There are no costs associated with this residency program, and we want to make it available to artists from all communities, which is why travel grants and stipends are made available to those who need them. Regardless of their status as established or upcoming artists, everyone is welcome to apply. The areas of focus for this program include architecture, film and video arts, literature, music composition, theatre, interdisciplinary arts, and visual arts. If any applicant proposes a project outside of these fields, they're encouraged to contact the admissions department for assistance. With our admissions process, we strive to be inclusive, not exclusive.
Deadline: September 10, 2023
London Art Biennale 2023 – 6th Edition Awards
The London Art Biennale is showcasing the works of more than 350 artists who represent a diverse range of traditions and perspectives in contemporary art. It is located on King's Road in Chelsea, and visitors can enter for free. The exhibition features a professionally curated, museum-quality award show that provides a stimulating and cohesive experience for viewers. Numerous prizes are available to Biennale artists, including a £5,000 GBP prize and other excellent exhibition opportunities. The event is taking place in the true artistic center of London, where figures such as Augustus John and Alma Tadema once made their mark.
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Awards : £5,000 GBP London Art Biennale Winner
£1,500 GBP London Art Biennale Award for Painting
£1,500 GBP London Art Biennale Award for Sculpture/Installation
Website: London Art Biennale 2023