Archive for the ‘Competitions’ Category

2018-19 UCLA Internet Research Initiative Prize

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2018-19 Undergraduate Internet Research Initiative (IRI) at UCLA. Up to 12 undergraduates from across campus (students from all majors are encouraged to apply) will receive $7,500 prizes each to pursue their research. Prizewinners will also receive space on campus and a dedicated mentor.


public art – call for artists

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The University of West Florida has announced an international call for permanent public sculptures that celebrate some aspect of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).

The total funding rewarded is $500,000 for up to six installations.


UCLA-themed artwork for Virtual Alumni Day

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

UCLA Alumni seeks original UCLA-themed artwork for Virtual Alumni Day, a virtual media project to bring together UCLA’s 500,000+ alumni. (more…)


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Call for Artists


Art Budget: Up to three artists will each receive a budget of approximately $40,000
Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally residing in California or Baja California and authorized to work in the U.S.
Application Deadline: November 16, 2017, 4:00 PM PST (more…)

2017 MFA National Competition

Friday, April 28th, 2017

FIRST STREET GALLERY is accepting applications until May 31, 2017 for our annual MFA NATIONAL COMPETITION. Students from across the U.S. meet their peers in a lively artistic exchange while gaining exposure to the art community and NYC museums and galleries.

Our Juror is DOROTHEA ROCKBURNE – Renowned Artist and Guggenheim Fellow

More information at:

Fellows of Contemporary Art: Open Call for curatorial submissions from “emerging curators” for its Curators Laboratory program

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Fellows of Contemporary Art is pleased to offer an Open Call for curatorial submissions from “emerging curators” for its Curators Laboratory program.   FOCA is now publicly requesting proposals for its 2018 season of exhibitions. We are seeking engaging curatorial concepts that will be presented at the FOCA Chinatown exhibition space in January, May and August of 2018.

Fellows of Contemporary Art is an independent, non-profit art organization that collaborates with the art community at large and nurtures the expression of creative freedom in support of contemporary California art and artists.

The latest chapter in our ongoing support for California art and artists is the Curators Laboratory, an ongoing series of exhibitions at FOCA’s exhibition space.  Since our initial Curators Lab exhibition, “Stoneface” in 2007, more than ninety emerging or established artists have been featured in twenty-three exhibitions.  Each project involves public events and some form of documentation.

More information about Curators Lab projects can be found at proposals must be received by email by June 16, 2017 and will be reviewed by the Curators Lab Committee which will select the Award finalists.  These six finalists will be asked to present their proposals in person to the Committee on Saturday July 22, 2017Please save this date as it will be the only presentation opportunityFrom that presentation the Committee will choose the three award recipients for the 2018 exhibitions.  We recommend group exhibitions of three to six artists.  The word “Emerging Curator” is loosely defined and may include curators who are artists, writers or others who conceive of and organize an exhibition.  Artists in the proposed exhibition must be practicing in California, and can be emerging or in their mid-careers.

If you have an exhibition proposal you would like us to consider, please include the following in your proposal:


Casting Crafting Competition Show

Monday, March 27th, 2017

My name is Olivia Stafford, I’m a casting producer with an amazing new crafting competition show! I’m not sure if you’ve ever watched “The Great British Baking Show” but our show’s overall tone is going to be somewhat similar. We are looking for wonderful, endearing, and fun individuals who have super impressive skill sets.

Our network is NBC and our hosts are going to be Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler! You can see our press release here:

For more info & apply, visit: