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Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship – Call For Artists

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship – Call For Artists

Halcyon announces a call for artists for the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 May 2017

The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects (at any stage) that promote meaningful social impact. It is for those who wish to follow the path of leadership in the field of socially-engaged art. Halcyon accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.

Fellowship dates: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

Fellows accepted into the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship will have access to the following:

  • Dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice
  • Competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
  • Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
  • Curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
  • Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional in the Fellow’s field
  • Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm from urban planning and policy to design thinking and social justice
  • Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction, and inspiration to the next generation
  • Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.

About Halcyon

Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms. They galvanize creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. They bring together diverse groups of change-makers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to freely experiment, sometimes fail, learn, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, they foster new pathways to knowledge and resources and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.

For more information, contact arts@halcyonhouse.org.


Washington Award – Call for Artists

S&R Foundation announces a call for artists for the Washington Award.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Oct 2016

Are you an emerging artist looking to further your creative development? The Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, music, dance, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.

Winners will be announced at the end of January 2017, and presented at the spectacular Washington Awards Gala in Spring 2017, an annual event hosted by S&R Foundation in Washington, DC.

  • Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development.
  • An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.
  • Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
  • Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

The S&R Foundation’s mission is to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration.

For more information, contact artsprogram@sandr.org.

Washington Award


Immersion Artist Residency – Call for Artists

Anacostia Arts Center seeks proposals for unique arts projects to inhabit one of its 500 sq ft galleries for the Immersion artist residency program.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2016

This project is aimed at individual artists or groups of artists whom enjoy the challenge creating site-specific installations and who need time and space to create and share their work.

The Immersion Artist Residency asks artists to create an installation experience and/or environment where they actively create work. The exhibition should inspire visitors to come back to see an evolution or make a new discovery. The objectives of the program are to offer residents and visitors a high-quality and engaging artistic experience and to allow artists an opportunity to further their practice through experimentation.

  • Each exhibition will take place over 8-10 weeks, including installation and de-installation.
  • Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $3,500 to include project expenses and their time spent in the gallery.
  • Exhibitions must take place between July and December 2016.

If selected, the artist will:

  • Work in the gallery a minimum of 16 hrs/week during the highest traffic days of Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm.
  • Attend an opening reception and hold an artist talk.
  • Make a short weekly report of activities, interesting encounters, and the evolution of the work.

Anacostia Arts Center is a multi-use space that includes galleries, a Black Box Theater, and resident business including a cafe, clothing boutiques, massage and physical therapy, and artist reading room.

Our mission is to creating a home for small businesses, artists, and arts and cultural organizations to fulfill our commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia neighborhood in Washington DC.

For more information, contact kdavis@archdc.org.

Immersion Artist Residency


American Fine Craft and Art Show Washington

The American Fine Craft and Art Show Washington will be a benefit for the National Museum for Woman in the Arts which will include unusual installations, demonstrations, and speakers.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 25 Aug 2015

  • All categories of fine art and fine craft.
  • 190 exhibitors
  • Limited booth space available (jewelry closed)
  • Furniture a plus.

If you are new to show business this is a rare opportunity to participate in a strictly juried show that has a long success history. Please contact American Art Marketing to be considered for a partial scholarship to the DC Armory Show.

American Art Marketing is in the business as makers, gallery owner, and show organizers for over 35 years and can help you to successfully manage to navigate the art and craft world.

For more information, contact richard@americanartmarketing.com.

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