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Updated: Jan 8

This month, we're featuring curated opportunities for 3 categories: visual arts 🎨, music 🎹, and performing arts 🎭! You can 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 September has to offer! let us know your thoughts in the comments!



The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried grant that recognizes outstanding emerging and mid-career artists working in any media. Honorees receive unrestricted $10,000 grants. The Prize is open to artists residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions.

True/False is seeking original large-scale installations, projections, and performance works that have the flexibility to be modified to function in a variety of locations and unconventional venues within the theme “The Human Paradox.” Aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, this five-week virtual residency will culminate in an in-person exhibition of work at the 2024 True/False Film Festival.

In 2024, six fellowships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be offered for research related to The Image Centre’s photography collections. A variety of scholars and independent artists may apply.




The North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association is offering a $3000 grant to commission a new work by a composer of their choice. Secondary or elementary schools in North Carolina can propose a composer and explain their reasoning to apply. The grant includes funds for transportation and lodging, and the commissioned work will debut at the NCACDA Fall Conference in October 2024. The grant application portal opens on March 1, 2023, and applications must be submitted by September 15, 2023. The proposal will be evaluated based on the narrative, strength of the choir's mission and goals, and the proposed ideas for the composer commissioned. If interested in the process, the selection committee will contact the selected composer prior to announcing publicly.

Young composers under the age of 35 from all over the world are urged to submit their newly created works. Those works selected during the preliminary screening will be performed in concert (“Final Concert”) at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial, and the year’s award will be decided by the judge following the performance. The judge may withhold the prize (i.e. in absence of a suitable entry) or divide the prize among multiple entries.

The composers whose works are selected to be performed at the final selection will be invited to attend the concert. Compositions for orchestra in any format except concerto, within the following instrumentation and to be performed with one conductor. Scores that have been published, performed in public concert or commercially recorded before “Final Concert” are not eligible. Transportation and housing is covered for all selected composers, and cash awards are available with the total sum of 3,000,000 Yen.

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for TC4 Saxophone Quartet. Vox Novus is seeking saxophone quartet pieces that are specifically written for TC4 Saxophone Quartet. Selected works will be premiered in February 2024 on Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring TC4 Saxophone Quartet, which is a live streaming online concert that is broadcasted to multiple streaming platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. The deadline for works is September 30, 2023. No fees were mentioned. Multiple submissions are not accepted. Selected composers will not receive performance royalties, but will retain their author rights. Composers whose works are selected will be asked to sign a consent form for online performance and archival. Works must be submitted online at Guidelines specify that works are for saxophone quartet without electronic accompaniment, with a maximum length of one minute, and must be a premiere that is composed specifically for this call and performer. A score, parts, and audio realization of the piece can be uploaded on the website. Performance notes, dedication to TC4 Saxophone Quartet, and a maximum 50-word biography and program notes are also required.



Calling all Performing Artists! Apply for VSPS 2024. Mark DeGarmo Dance is seeking applicants for its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2024. The series will feature original dance works-in-progress with the theme Dance as Social Rescue & Healing. Performances will be broadcast via Zoom on Thursdays Feb. 1, Mar. 7 & Apr. 4 at 7:00 PM ET. Applicants must have the technical and marketing capacity to broadcast their performances from their preferred locations. Apply by September 15, 2023 11:59 PM ET. Compensation and ticketing information will be available in Fall 2023. Apply now via the provided Google Form.

The peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal invites submissions that explore the literary, theoretical, and cultural lifeworlds created by and about unbearable being(s) for a special issue to be published in the fall of 2024.


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