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Updated: Aug 5, 2023

NEW FORMAT FOR AUGUST! - let us know your thoughts in the comments! This month, we're featuring curated opportunities for 3 categories: visual arts 🎨, music 🎹, and performing arts 🎭! You can find search for more on our database "for the lost creative" & don't forget to sign up for our newsletter a the bottom of the page to get opportunities delivered to your inbox! Don't miss out on the opportunities that August has to offer!



In Practice 2024 invites artists who have not yet had an institutional solo exhibition in New York City to submit proposals for solo exhibitions in designated gallery spaces at SculptureCenter. Artists are also invited to propose off-site projects, publishing initiatives, performances, and nontraditional formats, which will be considered based on feasibility. Up to seven artists will be selected to participate in the program from spring 2024 to winter 2025. Each exhibition will be on view for approximately four to six weeks.

The CCDI Artist/Scholar in Residence program supports artists and scholars in creating new works based on the Library's digital collections. Open to various creative fields. Grants of up to $90,000 available.

Open to applicants located in Texas, this award provides winners with a grant of $25,000 and 4 semi-finalists with a cash prize of $2,500 each. Applicants should represent heritage craft found across Texas which includes, but is not limited to: pottery, enamelwork, quilting, woodworking, leather smithing (boots, belts), basketry, lamp working and glassblowing, silver work, embroidery, textile creations, and visual arts.




Dreamscapes Chamber Music Composition Competition invites musicians and artists to submit original compositions based on the theme of dreams. The compositions must be for one monophonic instrument and one polyphonic instrument, and should not exceed 15 minutes in length. The competition will be judged on various criteria, including melodies, harmony, form, originality, and execution of the challenge. Winners will receive cash prizes, with a first prize of $100. Submissions must be sent to a specific individual through direct message, and must include an MP3 submission, score/sheet music PDF, and a description of the composition. Participants must register and submit an unrelated original piece as well.

Lift Music Award | August 15th, 2023

Lift Awards are open to students aged 11 to 22 who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) and who reside in the United States. Lift Awards can be requested in amounts up to $250. Applications require a teacher recommendation (from a music teacher when possible). Applications and teacher recommendations are both due on the 15th day of the month at 11:59 pm EST. Applicants will be notified and checks go out to recipients on the last day of the same month.

CERDDWN is a mentorship opportunity for composers to create new works for orchestra in Wales. No formal education or genre restrictions. Mentees will receive £500 and work closely with mentors and orchestras.



Open to emerging New York City-based individual artists, duos, or collectives focused on performance art, selected artists will receive $1,000 for their program ($750 for performance, $250 for discussion), inclusive of any material expenses. The Foundation is looking for work that addresses their mission of art and social justice through the medium of performance.

CPR – Center for Performance Research’s year-long Artist-in-Residence Program seeks to support New York City-based artists working within various perspectives of contemporary dance, performance, and time-based forms. The residency creates an open environment for experimentation, exploration, embodiment, and exchange, providing ten artists each year with research and presentation opportunities, rehearsal space, curatorial and project support, and peer dialogue.


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