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Visual AIDS Artist Opportunities

Old Firehouse Art Center
(Longmont CO)

Deadline: December 31, 2003

The Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado is now accepting exhibition proposals for our 2005 exhibit season. Artists in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Interested artists should send an artist statement, resume, a one- to two-page description of exhibition being proposed, 10 slides (per artist), and a slide list. The slides must be labeled (not with adhesive stickers) with the artist name, title, a mark indicating the top of the slide, and numbered to correspond with the slide list. The numbered slide list must include the artist name, title, medium, date the work was completed, and dimensions (W x H x D). The addition of relevant support materials, such as newspaper articles, is optional. Please do not use staples or binders when organizing individual submissions. Group proposals in binders are fine. Please send submissions with a SASE to PO Box 783, Longmont, CO 80502-0783. Visit for criteria information or to request a prospectus.

United States Mint: Artistic Infusion Program
(Washington DC)

Deadline: January 9, 2004

The United States Mint invites artists nationwide to participate in a renaissance of American coin and medal design. The Artistic Infusion Program has been created to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by developing a pool of up to 20 professional artists and up to 20 college and graduate-level art students in sculpture, graphic design, drawing, printmaking and other visual arts, who will be invited to create and submit new designs for selected coin and medal programs throughout the year. The National Endowment for the Arts will assist the United States Mint with the application evaluation and selection process. Applications should be postmarked no later than January 9, 2004. Application packets (which include program details, eligibility requirements, artistic criteria, and detailed application guidelines) are available on the United States Mint's Web site at Please direct all inquiries to the United States Mint by telephone at (202)354-7727 or by e-mail at

Design Trust for Public Space
(New York NY)

Deadline: January 15, 2004

THE DESIGN TRUST sponsors PHOTO URBANISM, a series of photographic essays that addresses aspects of New York City's built environment. This is a photography fellowship for new work; the Design Trust will award one fellowship per year, for a period of five years. The five distinct essays, produced sequentially, will read collectively as an archive of the city's evolving character. The projects will be presented to the public each year, and it is the Design Trust's intention that the photographic essays will be published collectively at the conclusion of the project. Entries will be judged by an invited jury with equal consideration given to the strength of the proposal and the quality of the submitted slide portfolio. Each fellow will receive $5,000 as a stipend and for production expenses. FOR MORE INFORMATION visit or contact Design Trust for Public Space, 338 West 39th Street, 10th floor, New York, NY 10018;

Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College
(Manchester CT)

Deadline: January 30, 2004

Seeking proposals for an exhibition intended to explore and celebrate diverse perception and represenations of the Divine. Curated by Pavel Wojtasik,(artist) and Susan Classen-Sullivan, (artist gallery director). All media welcome. Work Must be hand delivered. Send proposals, resume and examples of work to: Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Great Path , Manchester CT, 06045. For more info: (860)512-2693;

Lake George Arts Project
(Lake George NY)

Deadline: January 31, 2004

The Lake George Arts Project' Courthouse Gallery is now developing the exhibition schedule for the year 2005. Artists are invited to submit slides of recent work for consideration. The Courthouse Gallery presents 5 to 7 exhibitions yearly of regional and national contemporary emerging and professional visual artists in all media. Artist's submissions are reviewed and selected by a Gallery Committee. Strong preference is given to work created within the last two years. The postmark deadline for submission of slides, proposals, & support materials is January 31, 2004. Selection and notification is complete by April 2004. Slides so designated and accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope will be returned at that time. Submission Guidelines: 1. Ten to twelve 35-mm slides of recent work in a plastic slide sheet (each slide marked with artist's name, top of slide, medium, date and dimensions). 2. Slide list. 3. Resume and Artist's Statement. 4. SASE for slide return. For more information: (518) 668-2616, email:, or visit the new Web site at


Deadline: 22nd of every month

Grants $1000 purchase award & $1000 worth of Liquitex art materials to a professional artist every month. Artist's work also featured on Web site. Send SASE to: Liquitex Artist of the Month, POB 3669, Easton, PA 18043-3669


Deadline: open

Rhomylly Forbes, contributing writer for A&U, is looking for visual artists (painters, photographers, sculptors, etc.) who are either HIV+ or whose work reflects an HIV/AIDS theme to interview/showcase in the magazine's Gallery section. A&U Magazine is a national monthly that deals exclusively with HIV/AIDS within the arts community. If interested, please contact Rhomylly Forbes:


The VSA Artists Registry is a comprehensive, computerized registry of artists with disabilities. The registry offers exposure and contacts to the more than one thousand artists listed in it. It also affords registry members the opportunity to exhibit in the VSA arts Online Gallery available for exposure to a worldwide audience of art enthusiasts:

Residencies and Programs

The Lower East Side Printshop

Deadline: December 1, 2003.

Lower East Side Printshop invites emerging artists to submit applications for the Special Editions Fellowship Program 2004. Awarded artists will create new printmaking projects in collaborative residencies that will take place between February 2004 and February 2005. Residencies last up to six months and include up to 12 working sessions with a master printer to complete a new project. The Printshop will provide materials, tools and equipment, full studio access, technical assistance, and an artist honorarium of $1,000. Applications are available online at or by sending SASE to Lower East Side Printshop, 59-61 E 4th St., Ste 6W, New York, NY 10003. Call 212.673.5390 or with questions.

Job Training and Employment in Decorative Arts for people living with HIV/AIDS
(New York, NY)

Deadline: Session cycles -- next session January 2004

Alpha is a decorative arts workshop set up to produce hand-painted textiles, furniture and decorative wall finishes, as well as a variety of smaller products for the home and office. The trainees/employees are all men and women living with HIV/AIDS. The Alpha Workshops enables individuals to earn money within the parameters of the public entitlements system, helping them to regain financial as well as emotional stability. Alpha is part of the next wave of organizations for people with HIV, aimed not just at life support but at life enhancement. The Alpha Workshops is a place where AIDS is neither a focus nor a secret. If you are interested in becoming a trainee at Alpha, contact us at 212.594.7320 or

(Newark, NJ)

Deadline: January 2, 2004

Aljira Emerge offers an artist development program designed to provide practical and timely career advice for emerging artists. Seminar includes professional preparation, exhibition opportunities, grant writing, financial and legal issues, etc. For an application, contact: Emerge 2002, P.O. Box 7506, Newark, NJ 07107 or contact 973.643.9877; or Visual AIDS.

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
(New York, NY)

Deadline: January 31, 2004

The Space Program offers FREE studio spaces in Tribeca (NYC) for visual artists 21 and over. Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent US Residents and not in school at the time of residency. The studios are non-living spaces for the making of new works of art. There is no stipend or equipment provided. Studios are available beginning Sept. 1, 2004 for up to one year. Applications should include: eight slides of recent work or video, an annotated slide list or video description, a resume, a one-page statement on why studio is needed, and a sase for return of slides. Send applications to The Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 830 North Tejon Street, Suite 120, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Visit for more information.

Art Omi International Artists' Colony
(New York NY)

Deadline: February 01, 2004

The Art Omi International Artists' Colony offers visual artists three-week residencies in the month of July. The Arts Center is located approximately two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley. Artists pay for travel, materials, and donate a work of art created during the residency to the Art Omi Foundation Collection. The program includes a critic-in-residence who facilitates an ongoing dialogue in studio visits, as well as day visits from dealers, artists and critics from New York City. In addition, Art Omi is pleased to announce the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship for an artist living in New Jersey. Please indicate on your application if you wish to apply for one of these fellowships. Fellowships cover travel and materials expenses. Art Omi International Artists' Colony, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; fax (212) 206-6114; email; or visit

McColl Center for Visual Art
(Charlotte NC)

Deadline: May 1, 2004

McColl Center for Visual Art's residency program provides artists from all disciplines with space to live and work during a three-month residency. Six artists will be invited to participate in each three month session: September to November 2005 and January to March 2006. Visit our Web site at for more information and application guidelines or contact C.C. Barr; 704-332-5535;

(formerly known as the P.S.1 National Studio Program)
Open Call for Submissions

Deadline: open

The P.S.1 National Studio Program has been changed. It is now called The Clocktower/P.S.1 Projects. Instead of offering year-long residencies to American artists, P.S.1 invites applications for projects that can be realized within three months or less. In addition, P.S.1 and guest curators are encouraged to propose projects for consideration. Although artists are welcomed to submit proposals at any time, P.S.1 curators will review applications three times a year. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's Clocktower/P.S.1 Projects provides free, non-residential space for the creation and/or exhibition of specific projects. Studios are located on the 13th floor of the Clocktower Gallery in Lower Manhattan and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for projects which can be created within three months or less. P.S.1's curatorial team will select projects based on quality of work, the probability of its execution, its relevance to other P.S.1 programming, and other curatorial considerations. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Security restrictions prohibit public access to the Clocktower. Artists are reminded that the venue will be private rather than public, and that artists will need to observe building hours and restrictions. Each artist is responsible for supplying materials and equipment. This program offers no printing, photography or welding facilities. Under no circumstances can the workspace serve as living quarters. For more info contact: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101; 718-784-2084;



Deadline: December 31, 2003

Artist Materials Grants are awarded to low-income artists who are in need of financial assistance in obtaining materials for their artwork. Grants applications are biannual in June and December. December grants will be distributed by the end of January 2004. Artist Materials Grants are available to Visual AIDS' Archive Members only. To be eligible you must have an active file in the Archive Project, including release forms, contact information, slide, or photo documentation. Grants are issued as gift certificates or store credit for up to $300. Priority in Artist Materials Grants will be given to those who have not received one before. Archive Members are eligible for ONLY one grant per year. The number of Artist Materials Grants issued by Visual AIDS is subject to available funds. Grantees must use their award within six months. Receipts of purchase must be returned to the Visual AIDS office along with a follow-up of material use. Members are not eligible for Artist Materials Grants if receipts from past grants are not returned, or if has the artist has not shown proof of work created with grant materials. Any misuse of grant monies is cause for ineligibility. Applications can be downloaded on-line. Click on Artists Materials Grant under The Archive Project at: Or contact Visual AIDS for an application:; 212.627.9855.


Deadline: December 31, 2003

Since its founding in 1983, the Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. The Puffin Foundation continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater and literature whose works, due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. Average grants are: $1,000.00 - $2,500.00. To request a Puffin Foundation application, please send a #10 SASE to: Puffin Foundation Ltd., 20 East Oakdene Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111.

Visual Arts and Film/Video

Deadline: March 15, 2004

Creative Capital, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, supports artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video and emerging fields. The organization works in partnership with its recipient artists, providing advisory services and professional development assistance along with multifaceted financial aid and promotional support. For the 2004-05 grant round, Creative Capital will be awarding grants to individual artists in the fields of Visual Arts and Film/Video. Visual arts may include painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photo-based work, contemporary crafts, and interdisciplinary projects. Film/video arts are all forms of film and video, including experimental documentary, animation, experimental media, non-traditional narrative in all formats, and interdisciplinary projects.

The organization has also announced a new application process this year. To apply, artists must first complete an inquiry form, which will be available on the Creative Capital Web site on February 16, 2004. The deadline for completed inquiry forms will be March 15, 2004. Those invited to make a final application will be notified in June 2004. Artists planning on submitting an inquiry form for Visual Arts or Film/Video in 2004 are strongly urged to complete the forms online. Those wishing to receive a copy of the form in the mail must send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Creative Capital before March 1, 2004. (Performing Arts and Emerging Fields will be eligible to submit inquiry forms in 2005.) See the Creative Capital Web site at for further details and for updates on its grantmaking process.

Center for Documentary Studies
(Durham NC)

Deadline: September 10, 2004

The Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize of $3,000 in grant money, inclusion in a traveling exhibition, and most importantly, the publication of a book of photography to be published by Duke University Press in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. Maria Morris Hambourg, Curator of Photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will judge the entries and write an introduction for the book. To learn more, go to or call (919) 660-3662. Or, for a complete set of guidelines, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to CDS/THF First Book Prize in Photography, Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27705.


Deadline: open

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation offers financial assistance to artists of recognizable merit and financial need working as painters, sculptors, mixed media, and installation artists. For guidelines, write: Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 863 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021.

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Arts and Healing Network is an online resource celebrating the connection between art and healing. The Web site serves as an international resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, art professionals, healthcare practitioners, and those challenged by illness: is a searchable online gallery and visual arts resource for western artists which features local and national artists opportunities:

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) launches the nation's most extensive databank of grants, residencies, publications and sources of information and assistance for artists online at:

Red Project is an online and e-mail list of artists opportunities; to join the list or view the archive, go to:

Residency Revelator is an excellent interactive directory of artists residency opportunities:

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council lists services and resources in NY:

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) lists opportunities and resources:

If you have any news, exhibitions, events, or anything else to share, please let us know. Contact us at 212.627.9855 or

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