I want to share a list of all the different sites I use to find opportunities for shows, residencies and funding in the arts, hopefully you may also find these useful.  I check up on these once or twice a year whenever I go into “apply yourself” mode.

EXHIBITION CALLS

SEARCHABLE RESIDENCY LISTINGS

GRANTS AND FUNDING

  • http://futuregenerationartprize.org/en  “The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.”
  • http://artadia.org/  “Artadia supports visual artists with unrestricted financial awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities.”  Limited to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, LA and the SF Bay Area.
  • http://www.creative-capital.org/  “Creative Capital has awarded $29 million to 530 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services. Our Professional Development workshops have empowered an additional 6,500 creative minds to strengthen their careers and enrich their communities.”
  • http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1  The grand master of opportunity listings.

WRITING HELP

  • http://www.hemingwayapp.com/  Of course, in addition to having a great portfolio, you also need to be able to write well to get accepted into these programs.  I tend to use overly complex sentence structures myself, and have found Hemingway App immensely helpful for editing my prose, particularly for artists statements and work descriptions.  Besides encouraging simplified sentence structures, it also supports a writing style that is more approachable by the general public.
  • So lets send what I just wrote there through Hemingway and see what happens:  Besides having a great portfolio, you also need to be able to write well to get accepted into these programs.  I tend to use complex sentence structures myself, and have found the Hemingway App helpful in editing my artist statements and work descriptions.  It supports a writing style that is more approachable to the general public.  It also encourages simplified sentence structures.