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Artist Resources

January 31st Deadline

Open Spaces KC – Call for Creative Concepts

A multi-disciplinary exhibition of leading regional, national and international contemporary art. Learn more: https://openspaceskc.com



February 9th Deadline

Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays!

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2018. Looking for artists, dancers, sculptors, poets, choreographers, videographers, fashion designers, performance artists, or digital artists. Learn more: https://artistinc.submittable.com/submit/a69a2deb-18e1-4d9c-a525-31bd378a7082/2018-art-in-the-loop-project-kc-plays



February 15th Deadline

KC Fringe Festival – Performing Arts and Film

This 11-day explosion of unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts features performers and creators from all over- local, national and international, from July 19-July 29th. Learn more: https://www.tfaforms.com/4647703



March 7th Deadline

Creative Writing Fellowships – NEA (National Endowment for the Arts)

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000. Learn more: https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships



March 15th Deadline

KC Fringe Festival – Visual Arts

This 11-day explosion of unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts features performers and creators from all over- local, national and international, from July 19-July 29th. Learn more: https://www.tfaforms.com/4647562



March 26th Deadline

Rocket Grants – from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and the KU Spencer Museum of Art

Artists, curators, collectives, collaborative groups, partnerships, and artist-run spaces residing within an 80-mile radius of the Kansas City Metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Learn more:

http://rocketgrants.org/apply



April 16th Artist Registration Opens  - deadline June 7th

ArtPrize 10

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids. Learn more: http://www.artprize.org



April 21st Deadline

Harpo Foundation Grants

Supports emerging visual artists. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive. Learn more: http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists



May 31st Deadline

Art Westport KCMO

Art Westport is Kansas City's only outdoor art show and festival exclusively for LOCAL artists. The historic Westport district provides the perfect backdrop for a high-quality exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. The event is in its 39th year and will be on September 7, 8 and 9, 2018. Learn more: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6315



June - TBA

Inspiration grant deadlines are coming https://artskc.org/grantmaking/getfunding/inspirationresources/



December - TBA

Cave Canem

http://cavecanem.org/

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