Southern Art Heritage: Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA

Looking for opportunities to fund your art in New Orleans? We have the list for you. Check out this list of southern artists opportunities in New Orleans, LA.

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Southern Artists Opportunities in New Orleans, LA

Unframed 2.0 Presented by The Helis Foundation, A Project of Arts Council New Orleans 
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019 
Location: New Orleans Arts District (Warehouse District) 
Eligibility: Professional womxn artists and womxn-led artist teams residing in the Greater New Orleans area. Applicants need not be an experienced muralist to apply!  Artist RFQs will be held for consideration for Unframed 2.0 and future mural commissions. 
Budget: Artist Commissions beginning at $20,000 per mural 
PROJECT SUMMARY The Arts Council New Orleans is excited to invite local artists to submit qualifications for Unframed 2.0: Presented by The Helis Foundation. 

Unframed, Downtown’s first multi-mural exhibition, is a collaboration between The Helis Foundation and the Arts Council to commission murals by local and international artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Drawing from the district’s creative vitality, the program seeks to celebrate the area’s sophisticated urban landscape and legacy as a bustling contemporary arts destination.

Unframed 2.0 will debut in the Spring of 2020, adding three new commissions by womxn artists to the existing collection of five murals. The murals, though not related by a common theme, create a stimulating visual identity that compliments the district’s creative energy and enriches the experiences of visitors traveling to the many galleries, museums, and restaurants in the area. Our vision is to become the South’s leading mural arts city, making Downtown New Orleans an international destination for mural exhibitions. 

LUNA Fête Artist Training (NEW ORLEANS) Graduates CallDeadline: Extended to Monday, Oct. 14thThis call is open exclusively to graduates of the Arts Council’s LUNA Fête Artist Training Program (2016 – 2019) New Orleans Classes Only. Artist Commissions: up to $2,500
LUNA Fête is the Arts Council New Orleans annual festival of light, art, and technology. The 2019 festival will be held December 12 – 15th in Downtown New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public from 6 – 10 pm nightly.
Apply to LUNA Fête Artist Training Graduates Call here.
LUNA Fête Open Artist CallDeadline: Extended to Monday, Oct. 14th Local artists who have NOT participated in LUNA Fête artist training, but work in light, projection, or interactive technology can apply to participate in the LUNA Fête open call category. Light must be an essential component of the work and not simply illuminating the art.

LUNA Fête is the Arts Council New Orleans annual festival of light, art, and technology.  The 2019 festival will be held December 12 – 15th in Downtown New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public from 6 – 10 pm nightly. LUNA Fête is part of the Arts Council’s overarching mission to demonstrate how art transforms communities. 

LUNA Fête is part of the Arts Council’s overarching mission to demonstrate how art transforms communities. LUNA Fête’s 2019 Theme: The Shadow Circus, an exploration of light, shadow, and play. Submitted artwork is encouraged but not required to explore this theme.
Apply to LUNA Fête Open Artist Call here.
LUNA Fête Call for VJsDeadline: October 15, 2019
Arts Council New Orleans seeks artists interested in VJ + live projection mapping throughout LUNA Fete. Calls will be reviewed on a rolling basis leading up to the deadline and artists will be contacted with additional details as submissions are approved. 
Apply here.

Antenna: Louisiana Open Call for Exhibitions 2020
Deadline: October 10, 2019
This opportunity is for those living and working in Louisiana. Antenna Gallery is accepting applications from individual visual artists or collaboratives working in any medium for Antenna::Open Call. One applicant will be selected and awarded a solo show for the 2019 calendar year and an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative). 
Apply to Antenna: Open Call here.
Call for Artists: The 6th International Exhibition and Publication on New Media Art
Deadline: October 11, 2019

Call for Artists: The 6th International Exhibition and Publication on New Media Ar. CICA Museum invites new media artists worldwide to participate in the 6th International Exhibition and Publication on New Media Art. The selected artists will be featured in the 6th International Exhibition on New Media Art at the CICA Museum and in the book “New Media Art 2021.” 
Apply to The 6th International Exhibition and Publication on New Media Art here.Open Call to photographers: Lion’s Shadow, In Tribute to Jules Lion
Deadline: October 20, 2019

Louisiana based photographers of the African diaspora are invited to submit work for consideration in Lion’s Shadow. The exhibition will be curated by Brent Lewis, and displayed at Stella Jones Gallery in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2019. Lion’s Shadow: In Tribute to Jules Lion is designed to highlight the vibrant work being created by African-American photographers in Louisiana. 
Apply to Open Call here.
Open Call: Proposals for ExhibitionsDeadline: November 1, 2019

For this iteration of Prospect’s Satellite Program, we are requesting proposals for exhibitions that likewise take on ideas of history and art history, with particular attention to the city and region and the ways they are in dialogue with national and global conversations. The Satellite Program will consist of up to ten exhibitions that address, expand, further, and challenge the central themes of P.5 while illuminating the rich cultural production that occurs in New Orleans year round. Prospect will contribute at least $1,000 toward each exhibition (the final figure will depend on the amount selected). 
Apply to Open Call: Proposals for Exhibitions here.
Call to Artists: LSU Public Art Opportunity
Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement a site-specific sculpture or installation of original design on the Ogden Honors College campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.

Located at the French House, a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the project will serve as a beacon and a gathering place at the entryway to the Honors College. The project should be consistent with the college’s vision, values, and mission to engage a diverse population of high achieving students in a dynamic interaction of outstanding instruction, innovative research and public service. Apply to Call to Artists: LSU Public Art Opportunity here.
startup Art Fair Los Angeles 2020: Call for Artists
Deadline: November 10, 2019

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is a contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. stARTup runs February 14-16, 2020 at the Kinney Hotel in Venice, CA concurrently with Art Los Angeles Contemporary gallery fair in Santa Monica. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, and art consultants, who will be coming to LA for a weekend of contemporary art. stARTup provides a marketplace for artists to present and sell work on their own terms and keep 100% of the proceeds of their sales.
Apply for startup Art Fair Los Angeles 2020 here.ART Habens 2019, Open Call for Artists
Deadline: December 13, 2019
ART Habens is celebrating its ten years long successful activity launching a special edition, that will once again explore new trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art scene. The competition is open to all artists, both national and international and is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their portfolio.
Apply to ART Habens 2910 Open Call for Artists here.The Blues: Call for Artists
Deadline: December 20, 2019

The Painting Center in Chelsea is interested in work in all media (under 36” in any direction) featuring blue and its various shades for this juried exhibition. The exhibition will be highly publicized with a catalogue of artists works.
Apply for The Blues Call for Artists here.Percent for Art Call to Artists
Deadline: December 31, 2019

The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking regional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to implement multiple exterior animal themed sculptures or installations of original design for sites along a child friendly trail at Bogue Chitoo State Park in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The Kids Trail at Bogue Chitto State Park will serve to connect children and families to nature through environmental education and recreation. Animal themed sculptures or sculptural installations will become integral components at several points along the trail. 
Apply for Percent for Art Call to Artists here.
Artist Residencies Antenna :: Spillways Residency 2020-2021
Deadline: October 10, 2019

Residents will be awarded paid travel to and from New Orleans, an initial two week stay in Antenna’s residency space, a $1000 honorarium, and introductions to local stakeholders in their areas of interest. Spillways focuses on process over production, so in these initial immersive two weeks, residents are encouraged to come with an open mind and let their ideas adapt to what they have learned. Each resident’s experience will be modeled to spark project ideas that react in unique and interesting ways to the cultural fabric of the city. 
Apply to Antenna Spillways Residency here.
Scandy Incubator Programs: Artist Residency and App Accelerator
Deadline: October 14, 2019

Studio residency opportunity in New Orleans at Scale Workspace beginning this Fall. Fully funded access to a makerspace, office studio space, and tons of other state-of-the-art technology. Aimed towards artists interested in working on VR /AR projects and/or Digital Fabrication. Rolling application but should apply soon if you want to be considered for the first iteration of the program starting this fall. Residents will utilize Scandy’s kit of resources in their work on a month long project with the opportunity of a public exhibition at the end of the residency period. 
Apply to Scandy Incubator programs here.
Funding OpportunitiesFoundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: RollingFoundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or who have incurred unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.Apply for Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant here.
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program
Deadline: RollingThe Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 
Apply for The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant here.
Join Arts Council New Orleans & The Helis Foundation at Art for Arts’ Sake to learn more about Unframed

Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans is the first multi-mural exhibition of large-scale artwork in Downtown New Orleans. See all five murals using a walking guide. Text “Unframed” to 56512 for locations of the murals and more information!This summer five new murals were unveiled throughout the Arts District New Orleans as part of Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation, a project of the Arts Council New Orleans.

Learn more about the next chapter of Unframed and the new Call to Artists during the CAC’s Art for Arts’ Sake held Saturday, October 5th from 6 – 9 pm. Visit the Arts Council tent on the 400 Block of Julia Street and enjoy music, explore the galleries, join in live painting, and pick up a map of Unframed murals on site.  

The inaugural Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation exhibit includes:
Etam Cru (Poland): 600 O’Keefe St.Team A/C (New Orleans): 746 Tchoupitoulas StMOMO (New Orleans): Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.Brandan “B-Mike” Odums in partnership with Young Artist Movement (New Orleans): 636 Baronne St.Carl Joe Williams (New Orleans): 827 Tchoupitoulas St.

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