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Pushing the Flywheel: Upcoming Opportunities for Artists

Sometimes the right opportunity for your art career and creative practice is just a link away—if you know where to look.

Pushing the Flywheel is that place. This biweekly newsletter and blog from Mid-America Arts Alliance features current, regional, and national grants and opportunities that can help you advance your career, find a residency, and seek funding to support your creative practice.

Here are some current opportunities to add to your radar.

From Mid-America Arts Alliance

Artist INC Express

Artist INC Express connects artists of all disciplines to the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to develop their entrepreneurial skills and to strengthen their artistic practice. Cost: Free

Apply to be a grant panelist

The best way to learn how to apply for a grant is to sit on a panel that evaluates them. If you’re interested in becoming a panelist for M-AAA grants and programs, click here to apply to become a grant panelist


Other Opportunities for Artists

Roswell Artist Residency
Deadline: March 15, 2023

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio-based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for an entire year. Professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and installation are invited to apply. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art, writing, music or production crafts. A stipend of $1100 per month is offered by RAiR to each artist-in-residence. Apply Now

Arts Across the Prairie
Deadline: March 27

The North Dakota Council on the Arts is accepting proposals for the statewide Arts Across the Prairie: Placemaking in Rural North Dakota program. This is a national call to established artists who can create large-scale artwork, based on the cultural heritage and land of Northeast NDThe deadline for initial submissions is Wednesday, March 27; three finalists will be asked to submit complete project proposals. The artistic fee is $55,000, part of a $150,000 budget. Inquire at arts@nd.gov.

Bemis Residency
Deadline: March 31

Located in Omaha, Bemis Center offers selected artists-in-residence private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom, a $1,250 USD monthly stipend and $750 travel stipend. This is an independently-driven, process-based residency in a communal environment, fostering creative growth, experimentation, and supportive exchange. Apply Now

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
Deadline: Rolling

Are you an artist in need of critical medical, mental health, or dental treatment? The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent, unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in financial need who are creating in the disciplines of visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, or choreography. Live informational webinars coming up! A new cycle opens every other month. Please click here for details.