Resources and Opportunities

CAPX Resources and Upcoming Opportunities

Explore upcoming opportunities for fellowships, grants, and residencies, and browse some of CAPX's comprehensive guides for pursuing internships and seeking employment.

2019 ACRE Residency SAIC Alumni Scholarship
ACRE has partnered with SAIC to create a scholarship opportunity to accepted residents who are also Master’s level graduates from SAIC. Eligibility will be based on successful completion of an SAIC Graduate Program within 12 months of the start date of the summer residency (July 2019). Both traditional and Low Residency MFA candidates are eligible.
Deadline: March 10
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Pulitzer Art Foundation, 2019 Public Programs and Engagement Internship​
The Pulitzer produces around seventy-five programs per year and is known for engaging internationally-respected leaders in their field—including artists, poets, composers, architects, and designers, among others—while engaging St. Louis-area publics and communities. The Public Programs and Engagement Intern is responsible for assisting in the research and coordination of programs for the Public Programs and Engagement department at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The internship is full time (forty hours per week for eight weeks) and requires some evening and weekend work; a stipend of $4,000 is included. Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest no more than 500 words stating why you are interested in participating in the Pulitzer Arts Foundation summer internship, what you plan to gain from the experience, and how it will further you in your career. 

Materials can be emailed to Sharice Williams, Assistant Business Manager and Human Resources Manager at: employment@pulitzerarts.org.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Kate Schutta, Director of CAPX, for more information and application guidance: kschutta@saic.edu
Deadline: March 15

2019 Luminarts Visual Arts Fellowship
The Visual Arts Fellowship awards three $7,500 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and moving images). Applicants submit their images online for a preliminary blind juror panel. Finalists are selected for a second juror process that takes place in an exhibition at the Union League Club of Chicago. Finalists then choose two pieces to exhibit during the exhibition. 
Deadline: March 15
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2019 Chicago Artists Coalition LAUNCH Invitational Retreat
Graduating BFA Seniors: Want to meet recent arts alumni from other Chicago schools this summer? The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) LAUNCH Invitational Retreat is a nomination-based career development program for artists emerging from Chicago area undergraduate schools. Based on the strength of the work they present on their websites, and their artist's statements, four SAIC students will be nominated by a panel of faculty. CAC will then select two of these students. 

The application can be viewed / completed here. Watch your email for more information. 
Deadline: March 15
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CUE Art Foundation: Open Call for Artists and Curators
CUE Art Foundation is currently seeking Solo Exhibition and Curatorial Project proposals for the 2020 exhibition season. CUE provides generous honoraria—$5,000 for artists presenting solo exhibitions and $2,500 for curators organizing curatorial projects—in addition to mentorship, institutional guidance, a shipping budget, and an exhibition catalogue with a critical essay by a participant in CUE's Art Critic Mentoring Program.
Deadline: March 22
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2020 John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program
Artists working in any discipline may apply for the Arts Center’s Arts/Industry 2020 program, which takes place at and is funded by Kohler Co. in Kohler, WI. Each year, up to 12 artists will be accepted for a 3-month residency in the Pottery or Foundry areas of the factory. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation. No Entry Fee.
Deadline: April 1
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Open Call for W.A.R.P. Residency
W.A.R.P. is a month-long residency program designed to give artists working in diverse media access to studio space and to encourage collaboration between visiting artists and the artists of Envision Unlimited. Visiting artist pairs will receive a $400 stipend, a studio space in which to work, and the support and engagement of the Westtown Center community. Residents will have the opportunity to show their work in an Open Studio at TWM at the end of their residency.​
Deadline: April 1
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AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts 2019 
Opportunity to study at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Austria. Up to four Seebacher Fine Arts fellows are invited to attend a specific course at the Summer Academy and participate in daily classes for two to five weeks, depending on the length of the course selected. The fellowship covers tuition to one Summer Academy course, $1,000 for travel expenses, accommodation at Schloss Arenberg, and a small stipend.  
Deadline: April 1
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CAPX Internships

Artist Statements and Bios

A short handout outlining what defines an artist statement and the tips for writing a statement that highlights your work best. Artist's statements are especially significant for applying for funding, further schooling, and can help inform your elevator pitch.

Documenting Your Work

A guide that starts with camera basics and takes you through post-production using Adobe Photoshop to best document your work for your online portfolio.

Connecting with the Professional World

Business Resources

Further Education

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