External and Other Opportunities

Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities


Want to go abroad for a year?

SAIC supports applications to the U.S. Student Fulbright Program for up to five years after you graduate. Learn more here.

UC Berkeley South Asia Art Artist Prize 

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley invites submissions from Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students for the annual UC Berkeley South Asia Artist Prize. The prize will be awarded for an outstanding body of work by an artist of the South Asian diaspora or by those whose work addresses the politics and cultures of South Asia.

The prize comes with a $1,500 award.  All inquiries regarding the UC Berkeley South Asia Artist Prize should be directed to: Puneeta Kala at the Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley

The Chataqua School of Art Residency Program

The Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program welcomes artists ages 21 and older who have yet to receive wide recognition of their work. College enrollment is not a requirement to attend our program. Artists who engage in all media are encouraged to apply. This is an environment that promotes intergenerational collaboration, exchange, research and an openness to other art forms at Chautauqua, including dance, theater, music, literature and more. It is meant to be a safe, brave space to share, experiment and freely express. https://art.chq.org/school/ 

The Core Residency Program

The Core Residency Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Residents engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics, curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead seminars, and deliver public lectures.

Fellows are expected to be active in their own creative and/or critical practice, whatever form that takes. Core fellows come together as a community of thinkers and makers to engage in an ongoing dialogue, the content of which is driven by contemporary concerns, the interests and work of the fellows, and the Core lecture series and visitors.

Residents receive a $20,000 stipend, 24-hour access to a private studio or office, and borrowing privileges at the MFAH Hirsch Library and Rice University Fondren Library. Limited administrative and financial support is available for successful international applicants seeking J-1 visas through the program’s partner organization, International Arts & Artists. No support is provided for other visas.

For More Information contact Mary Leclère, associate director: mleclere@mfah.org 

Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards

Presented by Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards aim to foster climate change awareness through the imagination and insights of an upcoming generation of visual artists. More Information

Galveston Artist Residency

GAR awards three artist-in-residence fellowships a year. For ten months, from October through July, each artist receives 24/7 access to a 500 sq/ft studio space, an apartment a couple blocks away, and a monthly stipend of $1,000. This ten months is viewed as a gift of time for artists to make their work. 
The GAR Project Grant is awarded on a nomination basis for artists to work on a project specifically for the GAR Gallery. GAR is located in Galveston TX, a barrier island about one hour away from Houston, on the east Texas coast. Galveston is an eclectic mixture of tourism & industry with a rich history.

If you are interested in being considered for the Residency program please fill out an application online.

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact call (409) 974 4446, or email: info@galvestonartistresidency.org. For more info check out the Frequently Asked Question or view the website.

Headlands Center for the Arts

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture. View the Website

Kala Art Institute

Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online three times per year. Artists who apply for a residency should be familiar with at least one of the media offered at Kala. Considerations for acceptance are conceptual creativity and technical knowledge.

Resident artists receive year-round 24-hour access to the printmaking workshop and/or electronic media center, individual storage space, possible exposure on Kala’s website and in other exhibitions at Kala or outside exhibition spaces, and participation in a vital, international artistic community. Artists also receive a 20% discount on classes and private tutoring offered by Kala. Please note that this is a studio residency only; housing is not included. Artists are responsible for finding their own housing.

Vermont Studio Center‌

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) was founded by artists in 1984. We welcome writers and artists for residencies in Johnson, Vermont, and host online programs and events. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. Our buildings, many of them historic Vermont landmarks, overlook the Gihon River in the northern Green Mountains. 

We invite you to keep an eye on our website and social media for updated information. You can also subscribe to our newsletter. Please reach out if you have questions by emailing info@vermontstudiocenter.org. More information can be found here on our website.

VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship

The VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship program offers three 9-month residencies: one in each of the departments of Sculpture + Extended Media, Painting + Printmaking, and Craft/Material Studies. The fellowship is designed for recent MFA graduates who are offered the chance to concentrate on their work, build their community, and gain valuable teaching experience with high-quality students in a world-class program. Stipends of $15,000 or more are awarded with the fellowship.

The residency is sited in a renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards. This mixed-use community includes artists’ studios, apartments, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and other amenities in addition to being near campus. In exchange, fellows are responsible for teaching two classes per semester, and giving a public lecture on their work.

Application processes and deadlines vary. See the departments of Sculpture + Extended MediaPainting + Printmaking, and Craft/Material Studies for more information and to apply.

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process, and financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. You must be at least 21 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English. Application fees are non-refundable.

Please check the Skowhegan Art website for updates on the status of the program.

Windgate Museum Internship Program

The Windgate Museum Internship program provides $5,000 stipends to four undergraduate or graduate students who work under the direction of curators or directors in contemporary craft collections, exhibitions, and programs in museums or organizations nationally.

Previous Windgate Museum Internship Host Institutions include: Corning Museum of Glass, The Museum of Arts and Design, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is subject to change to future years.

Interested applicants may visit the host institution’s website for more information.

Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist Program

Founded in 1996, Illinois State’s Visiting Artist Program brings diverse artistic practices and voices to the Wonsook Kim School of Art. The Visiting Artist Committee seeks artists of all ethnic backgrounds, gender expressions, geographic locations, viewpoints, and practices. We welcome applicants who work in any medium. More Information

Additional Opportunities

Residencies (No Deadline)

Proposals/Submissions Accepted (No Deadline)

Registries (US)