August 2022 Grants/Residency/Competitions for African Visual Artists

Aug 10, 2022

We are back again with some of the best opportunities for visual artists from Africa this month!

This time, we tried much as possible to curate more “free to apply” opportunities since we noticed the application fee can be a bit of a downer for many of you – and we are completely with you on that because having to pay a fee before being able to win money is not much fun.

We plan to bring you more opportunities every month going forward so be sure to connect with us across our social platforms and check our blog often for the latest published posts.

Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, let’s get into these visual artist grants, competitions and residency possibilities for August 2022.



Creativity Pioneers Fund

Launched in 2021 by Moleskine Foundation, The Creativity Pioneers Fund is a collective effort by partners and donors believing in the transforming power of creativity and in the need of using a new philanthropic approach to social change. 

Amount: €5,000 unrestricted grant

Eligibility: International
Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

Deadline:  August 12, 2022

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this grant and apply here

Moleskine-August Grant

Photo: Moleskine Foundation

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation was established in 1985 to provide financial resources to visual artists internationally to create new work, acquire supplies, rent studio space, prepare for exhibitions, attend a residency and offset living expenses.

Amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: No deadline

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this grant and apply here


2023 Oolite Arts Studio Residency Program

Oolite Arts 2023 Studio Residency Program offers studio spaces at their Miami Beach location for exceptional visual artists working in a range of disciplines.

In addition to engaging with a community of artists, renowned curators, arts professionals, and institutional partners in Miami, Oolite Arts Residents are provided with the space from which to develop their practice and are invited to actively participate in Oolite Arts’ programs such as exhibitions, public programming, studio visits, and our community outreach initiatives.

Stipend: $1500 per month

Deadline:  August 17, 2022

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this grant and apply here

Corning Museum of Glass BIPOC Residency

The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Residency is a way of actively fostering a culture and community of inclusion that promotes, respects, and celebrates individuals who identify as members of this community. Artists spend a month at The Studio exploring new directions in glassmaking or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. Applicants who identify as BIPOC artists are welcome to apply for this residency and for their other residencies.

Transportation, as well as room and board, is provided for those selected to participate. A generous supply budget and a shared studio space are offered for each resident. Residents have access to the Rakow Research Library, the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, and expert Museum staff. A residency manager serves as a liaison to additional services in Corning and at the Museum.

During the residency, artists are expected to make their own work. Each artist gives a presentation about their work during a free public event in The Studio Lecture Room.

Stipend: Not disclosed

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this grant and apply here

Grant Opportunities for African Visual Artists 2022

Photo: Corning Museum of Glass

Center for Book Arts

Center for Book Arts awards 2 to 3 Book Artist Residencies (B-AIR) per year to artists who have demonstrated a commitment to the book arts as a key component of their artistic practice. 

The purpose of the Book Artist Residency is to fortify the practice of early and mid-career artists working within the book arts. Residents are provided with a cash stipend ($1300), 24-hour access to professional tools and equipment, the opportunity to learn new techniques from experts in their field,  and space to work within CBA’s Manhattan studios.

B-AIRs are expected to actively utilize the studios to complete a new project by the end of the residency period and thus are provided with a materials budget of up to $1000. While residents are expected to finish at least one new project over the course of the year, they should also take this year to focus on expanding their artistic practice through experimenting with new techniques and ideas. 

Stipend: $1300 

Deadline:  August 31, 2022

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this grant and apply here

Chalk Hill Residency

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is a unique opportunity for artists across mediums to work and stay at the beautiful Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard. The program is located in Sonoma County, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Talented artists from a diverse range of abilities and geographical locations are able to find the space and time needed to pursue creative work. Chalk Hill Artist Residency offers the use of the artist house, studio space, and access to the ranch property. The property’s oak woodlands, hiking trails, vineyards, and private access to the Russian River are sources of inspiration for residents.

Chalk Hill Artist Residency encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin.

Stipend: Not Disclosed

Deadline:  August 31, 2022

Application Fee: $25

You can learn more about this grant and apply here


Plantarium 2022

Plantarium – 2022 is an all-medium dual art opportunity, presented mutually by Gallerium art exhibitions and The Book of Arts publications.

Artists worldwide are encouraged to express their visual interpretation of the subject in their own artistic way. The purpose is to spread awareness about the importance of nature, plants, leaves, grass, and flowers for the continuance of human life on the planet earth and to warn people about the global warming and climate change effects on plants and botanical life.

All selected artists will receive an international smart online exhibition organized by Gallerium and will get published in the art book, in both online and print versions, by The Book of Arts.

Moreover, USD 1000 is awarded to 3 artists with the highest artwork rank during the exhibition.

Other awards include artwork social media badges, visitors’ comments and ratings, digital certificates, and informative artwork popularity reports.

This dual opportunity is free to submit, and only the selected artists will be asked to pay a small selection fee.

All artists above 18, working in any medium, are invited to submit their applications from anywhere in the world.

Award: USD 1,000 for 3 artists with highest artwork ranks in the whole duration of the exhibition.

First Prize: USD 500

Second Prize: USD 300

Third Prize: USD 200

Deadline: August 14, 2022

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this open call and apply here

MAGIX 2022


MAGIX 2022 is presented by Exhibizone, the international smart exhibition organizer.

The purpose of this artist call is to showcase brilliant artworks that represent the surreal world of visual artists with an aim to revolutionize visitors’ experiences. 
All artists are welcome to submit their artworks from anywhere in the world.
Selected artworks will be showcased in an international smart online group exhibition organized by Exhibizone.
Submitting to this artist call is free of charge, and only a small fee applies to selected artists.
Awards include cash prizes for winners of the Public Choice Award, intensive exposure for selected artists to promote and sell their artworks, plus getting published in a stylish A4-sized colourful exhibition catalogue, and receiving ratings and comments from art enthusiasts, experts, and potential buyers.

Award: International Group Exhibitions + Cash Prizes

Deadline: August 21, 2022

Application Fee: Free to apply

You can learn more about this competition and apply here

“Landscapes” Online Art Competition​

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 12th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition for the month of August 2022.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s September 2022 online group exhibition.

The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best abstract or representational art.

The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments, scenic vistas and related landscape subjects. Artists should submit their best work in any media before the deadline of August 27, 2022.

Award: International Promotions

Deadline: August 27, 2022

Application Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts apply.

You can learn more about this competition and apply here


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