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If you're new here--HEY! My name is Shauntrice and I am the lead (and only) curator for Chahta Noir. My quarterly newsletter has art events & opportunities to support local creators. I also host professional development sessions demo time to time.

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Thank you for subscribing to The CHAHTA NOIR newsletter. This month you'll get access to a new list of vetted grants/fellowships/opportunities, updates on my upcoming shows, and an invitation to the official SWEET FIRE opening co-hosted by Louisville Visual Art (LVA) and Play Cousins Collective.


You are invited to the Sweet Fire exhibition on Sunday 26 February 2023 (3-5pm) at the Play Cousins Collective gallery. Join us as we celebrate local Black artists and the Mizizi Youth Artist Collective. This permanent collection was curated by Chahta Noir and funded the Louisville Visual Art's CURATE PURCHASE INSPIRE fellowship. 


My African-inspired collection will be featured at the Muhammad Ali Center! Details will be available soon. For now, save the date!

Muhammad Ali Center Exhibition:


April 1, 2023 –December 18, 2023

Shop Sale

Proceeds support the Sanaa Sessions at Play Cousins Collective.


Opportunities for Artists & writers

Check out the links below to find grants, fellowships, and other resources for emerging and established artists.

NXTHVN – Curatorial and Studio Fellowships

Up to seven artists and two curators will be selected for this paid 10-month intensive, mentorship-driven program in New Haven, Connecticut. Read more on Hyperallergic.

Deadline: February 27, 2023 | nxthvn.submittable.com

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Now accepting applications for its 2023–24 residency period, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free studio space to 17 visual artists for yearlong residencies in Brooklyn, New York.

Deadline: January 31, 2023 | thestudioprogram.com

Curate Purchase Inspire: Call for Curators

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Open to: Artists, designers, writers, curators, or others who are engaged in a creative practice.
Location: Louisville, KY
Contact: Keith Waits, [email protected]

Montello Foundation – Artist Retreat

Meant as a respite from the urban environment, this solitary artists’ retreat is intended to provide residents with two weeks of undisturbed experimentation and reflection in the Nevada desert. Donate $20 to apply.

Deadline: January 22, 2023 | montellofoundation.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Artist Project

An experienced artist will take inspiration from the MFA’s collection to lead a project with children in Boston-area after-school community organizations. The stipend is $25,000 with a $5,000 materials budget.

Deadline: January 20, 2023 | mfa.org

PEN America – Emerging Voices Fellowship

This virtual five-month mentorship program is for early-career writers from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing world. Twelve fellows will receive an honorarium of $1,500.

Deadline: January 31, 2023 | pen.org

Residency Unlimited – NYC-Based Artist Residency Program

RU is now accepting applications from BIPOC artists with research-based practices that bridge gaps in historical knowledge. Four artists will receive $3,300 stipends, $500 production support, and more.

Deadline: January 31, 2023 | residencyunlimited.org

Right of Return Fellowship

Six formerly incarcerated artists will receive $20,000 and collaborate with an advocacy organization on work advancing criminal justice reform in the United States.

Deadline: January 20, 2023 | rightofreturnusa.com


apexart – 2023–24 International Open Call

Five proposals for an idea-based exhibition will be selected by 1,600 jurors to receive up to $11,000. Artists, curators, writers, and academics are encouraged to apply. Past exhibitions have taken place in Tanzania, Korea, Brazil, Mali, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Denmark.

Applications open: February 1–March 1, 2023 | apexart.org

BronxArtSpace – “Emerging Bronx Voices” Curatorial Call

BAS seeks thematic group exhibition proposals from applicants who have a strong affiliation with the Bronx. Curators will receive a $500 honorarium plus a $1,000 budget to split between the artists.

Deadline: March 19, 2023 | bronxartspace.com

Bronx Council on the Arts – Open Calls for Curators

New York City curators can submit proposals for exhibitions at BCA’s Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, which include $2,000 honorariums. Two opportunities are open — Process Reimagined and Against the grain.

Deadline: January 19, 2023 | bronxcouncilonthearts.submittable.com


Adobe – Creative Residency Community Fund

Creators who have been directly impacted by the 2022 invasion of Ukraine can apply for grants of $10,000. Applicants must have a professional portfolio of visual creative work.


Artadia – 2023 Los Angeles Awards

Visual artists based in LA County can apply for unrestricted grants of $15,000. These awards will open to seven more US cities later this year, see Artadia’s website for details. Read more on Hyperallergic.

Deadline: February 1, 2023 | artadia.org

Art Jewelry Forum – 2023 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant

Mid-career artists ages 35 to 55 with a substantial practice can apply for a $20,000 grant to support a significant jewelry-related project that the artist would otherwise not have the means to undertake.

Deadline: January 8, 2023 | artjewelryforum.org

Asian Women Giving Circle – Request for Proposals 2023

AWGC will fund projects led by Asian-American women or gender-expansive people in NYC who use arts and culture to move hearts, minds, and communities. Individual artists and 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for grants of up to $8,000.

Deadline: February 24, 2023 (5pm EST) | forwomen.org

Barnard College – Barnard Library Research Award

The Barnard Library will award $3,000 to two researchers to support scholarship in all media using the Barnard Archives and Zine Library.

Deadline: February 1, 2023 | library.barnard.edu

National Endowment for the Arts – Grants for Arts Projects

The NEA’s largest grants program for organizations provides comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Deadline: February 9, 2023 | arts.gov


Hollywood Arts Collective

This new affordable housing development in the heart of Los Angeles will serve low-income households with a preference for artists. Applications open January 16, join an online seminar to learn more.

Deadline: February 15, 2023 | thehollywoodartscollective.com

Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

Deadline: January 18, 2023

This grant is open to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years and who are currently in financial need. Last year, they awarded grants of $25,000 each to 20 artists.

The Artist Project

Boston, Massachusetts

Deadline: January 20, 2023

The Artist Project is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and twelve after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The Artist and the children create a collaborative work of art inspired by the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. The selected artist receives a stipend of $25,000 and a budget of $5,000 for materials.

Right of Return Fellowship

Deadline: January 20, 2023

This Fellowship provides for formerly incarcerated artists with awards of $20,000 to support projects and new works that reflect the humanity of criminalized and incarcerated people. It is open to people working in all disciplines, including visual art, performance, poetry, sound, media, and design.

Forge Fellowship


Deadline: January 22, 2023

Forge seeks to support artists with diverse backgrounds in taking the next steps with their work. Artists receive professional development assistance, networking opportunities, and much more.

Pedantic Arts Residency

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deadline: January 22, 2023

Pedantic is an arts residency that brings together an artist, a curator, and a writer under one roof for a collaborative arts experience. It is a unique invitation to open greater and more cross-disciplinary dialogue within the arts by re-embracing the significant impact that education, study, and structured contemplation can have on artistic output. It is focused on fostering artistic connections rather than production.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships

Deadline: January 23, 2023

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. The current cycle is open to artists working in Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts.

Art x Climate: A Project of the Fifth National Climate Assessment

Deadline: January 27, 2023

The US Global Change Research Program, in collaboration with Smithsonian Institution, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, invites artists to engage in the development of the Fifth National Climate Assessment by creatively visualizing climate change in the United States. Selected art submissions will be featured in the Fifth National Climate Assessment, and may also be used in case studies, in public events, or in communication materials.

“Revealed” Early Career and Emerging Artist Series

Cleveland, Ohio

Deadline: January 29, 2023

“Revealed” is a funded and fully documented exhibition by The Sculpture Center, Cleveland. An artist stipend will be provided in addition to gallery support and solo shows for six artists. Early career artists of the greater Ohio region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, western New York, or Ontario, Canada by birth, residency, or education, but need not be currently residing in the area) whose practice includes sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance are encouraged to apply.

Just Tech Fellowship

Deadline: January 30, 2023

Social Science Research Council researchers and practitioners to identify and challenge injustices emerging from new technologies, and pursue solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights. Fellows receive two-year awards of $100,000 annually and seed funding to work on collaborative projects with other fellows.

Prospect Art New Work Project Grant

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Visual artists that require financial assistance to finish the production of new work are encouraged to apply to the open call. The New Work program provides a $1000 mini-grant twice a year to an individual artist or artists’ collective to help fund a project in progress.

The Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program

Guerneville, California

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Artists of all types are invited to apply for this residency program by the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, located near California’s iconic Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve. Each month-long residency provides time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. There is a fee of $500; a fellowship is available to BIPOC artists and writers.

Artis Curatorial Residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Brooklyn, New York

Deadline: January 31, 2023

This two-month funded research residency is for a curator or writer with curatorial experience based anywhere around the world. The curator-in-residence will work closely with the Artis staff to develop a curatorial project that brings the work of artists from Israel into dialogue with international artists.

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Brooklyn, New York

Deadline: January 31, 2023

The residency program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

The Milkweed Learning Hub & Chrysalis Micro-Residency

Hybrid (Online and in-person in Southwest Michigan)

Deadline: January 31, 2023

This fully-funded hybrid opportunity is offered by the Chrysalis Institute, whose mission is to nourish the creative trajectory of emerging BI&POC artists. The Milkweed Learning Hub is a multi-faceted virtual platform where artists explore the intersection of identity and the creative process. After the completion of the Learning Hub, artists will be welcomed to a 67-acre natural space in Southwest Michigan, where the cohort will enjoy a physical space for restoration and contemplation, as well as the opportunity to nurture fruitful dialogue, fostering a sense of community and collective care.

Wave Farm Artist Residency

Hudson, New York

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Artists are invited to propose visual and sonic projects that fall within the Transmission Arts genre to this radio-focused residency. Each resident will receive a $1,000 artist fee and spend 10 days on a 29-acre property in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountain Park.

StudioWorks Artist Residency

Eastport, Maine

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Visual artists and craftspeople from anywhere in the world are invited to apply to this artist residency, which comes with a $2,000 stipend for a four-week term.

Artadia – Los Angeles Awards

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Artadia Awards provide contemporary visual artists living or working in Los Angeles with financial support and exposure. Three artists will receive unrestricted funds of $15,000, and one artist will receive the Marciano Artadia Award of $25,000.

IMMERSION 5.0: Virtual Reality Creation Lab

Wilmington, NC

Deadline: February 1, 2023

The IMMERSION Lab is a combination of a virtual reality creation residency and an invitation for artists to engage the racial history of America within the context of a southern city: Wilmington, North Carolina. Bringing multiple meaning of immersion together, this residency is an opportunity to put critical thinking into practice through immersive media projects. Prior experience with 360 cameras or virtual reality is not required. Tuition: $1,200 (includes food, lodging and technical support for VR production).

McKinney International Art and Design Residency

Bloomington, Indiana

Deadline: February 15, 2023

The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design invites applications for a 4–6-week residency. Applicants must be an established artist or designer whose primary country of residence is outside the United States. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as criticism, are welcome.

NXTHVN 2023–2024 Fellowship Applications

New Haven, Connecticut

Deadline: February 27, 2023

NXTHVN welcomes artists and curators to participate in this paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program. Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend, subsidized housing, and professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Selected fellows are also matched with a high school apprentice, for focused one-on-one mutual learning.

Ucross Residency Program

Sheridan, Wyoming

Deadline: March 1, 2023

This residency program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, and performance artists, as well as collaborative teams. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field. Ucross provides each artist with living accommodations, meals, work space, and uninterrupted time so that the artists can focus on their creative process. Application fee: $40

Stochastic Labs Summer Residency

Berkeley, California

Deadline: rolling basis

The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1,000 monthly stipend and a budget for materials.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $500 and $3,000 for experimental artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

Deadline: rolling basis

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Deadline: rolling basis

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

Deadline: rolling basis

The Adobe Creative Residency program supports creators of visual digital work, offering grants of $500–$5,000 for either a portfolio project or a paid Adobe project commission.

Awesome Foundation On the Water Grant

Deadline: rolling basis

This grant awards $1,000 per month to a water-focused project that brings creativity, culture, and inclusion to the water or provides a new way of thinking about the water. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world.

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