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9 exciting opportunities for artists in December

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As 2020 draws to a close, there are a wide range of international residencies, open calls, and other exciting opportunities available for artists. Here is ArtWeb’s round up of those coming up in December.

Deadline for the Cluster London artist-in-residence programme is 20 December 2020 | Photo by Cluster London

Artist Commissions – LightNight Liverpool 2021

Deadline: 6th December

Open Culture is seeking artistic proposals for LightNight Liverpool 2021, a free, one-night annual arts festival, whose theme for 2021 will be “Play”. The festival is looking to present work by emerging or established artists living or working in the UK, and particularly those with diverse backgrounds.

Proposals in any art form are welcome, including visual arts, sculpture, technology, moving image, spoken word, gaming, performance, installation, light art, or any combination of these. All commissions are subject to funding, with 3–5 works expected to be commissioned and awarded £2,000–5,000, depending on their scale and complexity.

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Open Call: M HKA/ Van Abbemuseum Research Fellowships

Deadline: 6th December

The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA) and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, have announced a Research Fellowship for an artist, curator, writer or thinker, focusing on a critical engagement with the constructs of internationalism, transnationalism, globalisation and Eurasia.

The researcher will be awarded a grant of €10,000 to facilitate a period of research for up to 12 months, with their work to be included in two exhibitions presented by the museums in 2021. A production grant of up to €5,000 will also be available.

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Collide Residency Award Open Call

Deadline: 7th December

Collide is an annual competition open to artists over 18 years old, of any nationality, and across all creative disciplines, who are interested in a transdisciplinary approach and scientific thinking.

Successful proposals will lead to a research-led residency across two locations; at CERN, Geneva, and at the Hangar Centre for Art Research and Production, Barcelona. They will also be awarded a research and artistic production award of 15,000 Swiss francs; a personal allowance, travel costs, and accommodation within a fixed budget for the three months of the residency; and curatorial and scientific support.

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Studio Assistant & Project Coordinator Vacancy, Antony Gormley Studio

Deadline: 10th December

The Anthony Gormley Studio is seeking a Studio Assistant and Project Coordinator, who will primarily be a fabricator of artworks, while also leading the technical aspects of installations and project development. This full-time role offers a salary of £35,000+, depending on experience. Applications close on the 10th December, but early applications are encouraged, as the Studio will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis as applications are received.

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ArtMaze Mag Call for Art

Deadline: 17th December

Art Maze Magazine is an independent, artist-run, international print publication dedicated to discovering and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art. The magazine, which is distributed via bookshops and galleries worldwide, is seeking submissions for its next edition, which will be curated by Cassie Beadle and Victoria Williams of Cob Gallery, London. Artists are welcome to submit works in any visual arts medium.

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Open Call IONNYK 2020

Deadline: 17th December

IONNYK is launching its first open call for contemporary photographic and digital artists working in black and white, which will offer three selected artists a prize of €500, in addition to the opportunity to offer their work on IONNYK’s platform.

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Cluster London Residency

Deadline: 20th December

Cluster London has announced its first artist-in-residence programme, which will offer four early-career artists currently living outside of London, and practicing in the fields of photography, crafts, illustration, and contemporary jewellery, a fully funded residency, and tailored mentorship programme. The residencies (which will last four weeks) will take place from the spring of 2021, and will include transportation to London; meals; equipment and materials; accommodation and a private workspace in East London, in addition to a solo exhibition in a London gallery following the residency.

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Amant New York Studio Residency

Deadline: 21st December

Amant is seeking applications from artists working in a wide range of disciplines for its international residency programme in New York. Lasting for three months, the residencies take place in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and provide successful applications with a studio; return economy flights and airport transfers to New York; and a monthly stipend of $3,000 to cover the costs of accommodation, transport, and daily expenses during the residency. Residents will be asked to hold a public programme event during the course of the residency, and will be introduced to local researchers and art professionals.

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Glass, Meet the Future 2021 Call Out

Deadline: 22nd December

North Lands Creative, one of the world’s most prestigious centres for the study and development of glass as an art form, is seeking applications from female artists or filmmakers to participate in the 2021 edition of its film festival Glass, Meet the Future, which will take place both online and live at the Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan. Applications are invited from female artists using the medium of film and glass in their work, or who have created short, documentary-style films about glass, making, and materials.

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About The Author

Rebecca Wall

Rebecca Wall is an arts writer and researcher. She studied at the University of Cambridge, the University of Venice, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. After completing an MA in Art History she worked as a Junior Specialist for Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers, Edinburgh, as Manager of Thomas Heneage Art Books, St James’s, and as Manager of the contemporary gallery Jonathan Cooper, Chelsea. In 2020 she relocated to East Lothian, Scotland.

2 comments for “9 exciting opportunities for artists in December

sam peter

November 24, 2020 at 1:03 pm

Thanks for sharing this fantastic post..

Rebecca Wall

Rebecca Wall

December 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

You’re very welcome!

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