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Opportunities For February 2024

List of opportunities for artists ranging from residencies to grants all ending in February and early March 2024

14th Bamako Encounters – The African Biennal of Photography

Bamako, Mali
Deadline: 31 March 2024

The chosen thematic will focus on KUMA, the Speech, the Silence and the Noise. Photography has the power to make an image speak, to convey emotions, ideas and messages. A picture can tell a thousand stories. Transmit emotions, ideas and messages through the sheer force of the moment captured, by the framing, the light or the staging. Photographers have the power to make an image speak thanks to this genius. Photography speaks when bringing the past to life. For all eternity, it remains the memory of a moment, an era, a gesture, and the witness of a present that is conjugated with the future. Today, new voices are emerging from the Whole-World. Change of speech or change of climate. Nature urges us to make its voice heard. The 14th Bamako Encounters invites artists to explore new forms, experiment with dialogues in between word and image, and give visual existence to moments of speech, eloquence, anger, hope, recollection, silence, cacophony and noise.


Entries will only be admitted via the online application form.

Submissions must include

  • the completed application form

  • a short biography and a detailed curriculum vitae

  • a portrait of the artist and a high-resolution passport photo

  • a scanned copy of the passport

  • 5 high-resolution images (300 dpi for 30×50 cm) of recent works with their technical specifications
    Optionally, a zip file containing the video files (5 max.) with a maximum volume of 2 GB, in h.264 and between 30 and 50 FPS with a minimum resolution of HD (1920 x 1080) and/or web links to the online videos.
    Please include a document describing installation options for online photography/video projects (including technical requirements, e.g. short-throw projector, mac mini, iPad touch, speakers, etc.).

  • Artists may submit multiple series and apply in both fields (photography/video).
    File naming: surname_first name_title_series.
    Send your files (photos or videos) in a single zip folder. File name: surname_first

  • A note of intent presenting the series and/or video works, in French or English, in PDF or word format, 5 pages maximum, containing a clear and concise description of the proposal. In the case of a specific installation, please include images to allow visualizing the project.

  • The applicant’s portfolio (optional)

Artists certify that the works submitted are original creations and guarantee that they do not infringe on protected works. Only submissions meeting these conditions will be considered.


Projects will be evaluated on the basis of their artistic quality and relevance. The final selection of artists will be communicated by email during the month of May 2024 and posted on the website.
The selection committee, chaired by the artistic director, is made up of the Biennal’s associate curators and artistic advisors. Their decision is final and without appeal.

Registration is free of charge. Selected artists are invited to attend the Biennal’s professional days, with airfare, visa and accommodation expenses covered.

For additional information, please contact:
(at least 5 days before the closing date of the call)


The Alex Brown Residency aims to provide emerging and established artists of exceptional merit with an experience of the working conditions that the artist Alex Brown (1966–2019) found in Des Moines, Iowa. In an exceptional studio space and a relaxed, comfortable living environment, residents have the ability to make the work they want to make, free from the daily influence of being immersed in a major metropolitan scene but without the isolation of a rural residency.

The Alex Brown Foundation & Residency, inaugurated in 2020, offers visiting artists from around the world the unique opportunity to create their work in an intimate, modest-sized city. A residency at the Alex Brown Foundation is ideal for artists looking to work in a spacious private studio without distraction, and with access to a unique community.

The Artist-in-Residence program provides a generous 1,4000-square-foot studio space at Mainframe Studios, a renovated 1970s telecommunications building in downtown Des Moines. It also includes a monthly expense allowance of $1,000, up to $1,000 in airfare or reimbursement for other travel to and from Des Moines, and a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment situated in a quiet centrally located neighborhood, just a three-minute drive and a 14-minute walk from the studio.

Application Instructions
The Alex Brown Foundation & Residency is currently accepting applications for its 2025 program. Applications including a portfolio, CV, and proposal will be accepted from artists working in any medium with an application fee of $10 USD with an increase on March 8th to $20 USD. The application remains open until March 15 (11:59pm CST) for three-month residencies beginning January 1, 2025.

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Ox-Bow Summer Artist-in-Residence Program

Ox-Bow’s Summer Residency Program offers 12 artists the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice for three weeks on campus. The Summer Residencies are held while our core classes and community programs are in session. During this time, a small group of residents have access to Ox-Bow’s artist community of students, faculty, and visiting artists.

Our Summer Residencies are open to artists at any level. Currently enrolled students, MFA candidates, arts faculty, emerging, or established artists are encouraged to apply. There are generally three residents on campus at a time. The dates available are;

  • May 26 – June 15, 2024

  • June 16 - July 6, 2024

  • July 14 - August 3, 2024

  • August 4 - 24, 2024

 Residency Recipients receive:

  • Private Studio (raw studio space; classroom studios not available)

  • Private room (shared bathrooms and showers)

  • 3 meals a day

  • Access to visiting artist and faculty for studio visits

  • Evening artist lectures

  • Opportunities to share work through slide presentations, readings, etc.


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Open Call for Speakers: 2024 Res Artis Conference
Res Artis Conference 2024 — TAIPEI
Interweave the Spectrum: Beyond Collaboration
06 – 09 September 2024

Submission Deadline: 4th March, 11pm  (GMT+8) 

The 2024 Res Artis conference titled Interweave the Spectrum: Beyond Collaboration will be organized by the Taipei|Treasure Hill Artist Village under the Taipei Culture Foundation and co-organized by the Taiwan Art Space Alliance held in Taipei from 6 – 9 September 2024. The conference is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government.

Over 200 Res Artis Members, artists, curators, and art administrators from across the globe will gather in Taipei, a multicultural city in Asia that embraces creativity and openness, to focus on trends and challenges of collaborative practice within the international arts residencies field. Using the spectrum as a symbol, where the continuous flow brings the opposite extremes together, the conversation around collaboration will delve into deeper concepts of cross-disciplinary models, social engagement, capacity building and evaluation.

This conference will pay tribute to Margaret Shiu (1946–2021), the founder of Bamboo Curtain Studio and former board member of Res Artis. Margaret was a global leader in the arts residencies field who dedicated her life’s work to ensuring Taiwan and Asia’s place on the international arts residencies map. Her pioneering work in cross-cultural collaboration will be commemorated.

The event will take place in-person in Taipei, with some events streamed online. A broad range of formats will offer diversity to participants, including panel discussions, performances, workshops, art tours and more.

The discussions will center on the following four themes:

Cross-disciplinary models, Social engagement, Capacity building, Evaluation


The 2024 Res Artis Conference welcomes individuals or groups to propose presentations that reflect on the above core conference themes. 

It is anticipated that 10 proposals will be selected from this Open Call for speakers, comprising approximately 70% from Asia and 30% from other regions. 

What is required for your proposal:

Through the online proposal form you will be asked to state the format your presentation will take; a proposal title; provide an abstract (300 – 500 words); and information about any co-speakers. The working language will mainly be conducted in English. If you require it to conducted in Chinese, please indicate this in the abstract.


The result of the review will be announced on the official website of ‘Taipei | Treasure Hill Artist Village’ and ‘Res Artis’ in April. All the applicants will also be contacted through email.

What is provided for speakers:

  • Accommodation for 5 (max) nights during conference days (international speaker only)

  • Local transportation fee will be provided for Taiwanese speakers 

  • Speaker fee: 6,000 NTD (175€)for one person only

  • Waived conference registration fee

  • Gala dinner 

  • International speaker’s airfare / transport to the conference can not be supported

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Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences, New Jersey – Works on Paper 2024

FEES: $35.00 for up to 3 entries (non-refundable)

"Works on Paper" 2024 is the 26th Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, hand pulled Prints, Photographic Prints, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung. The Juror will select 65 artworks to be on display in our spacious Gallery.

The Juror for 2024 is Kim Conaty, Curator of Drawings & Prints, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.

Kim Conaty is the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to overseeing the management and growth of the Whitney’s collection of drawings and prints, she has organized several exhibitions there, including Ruth Asawa Through Line (2023); Edward Hopper’s New York (2022); Nothing Is So Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects (2020), and Mary Corse: A Survey in Light (2018). Prior to the Whitney, Conaty was Curator at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and Assistant Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and Clark Fellowship, Conaty holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and a Master’s degree from Williams College.

May 18 - July 8, 2024
Reception and Awards Ceremony June 15 or 16 (TBD)

Eligibility Criteria

Artists 18 years and older, residing in the continental USA, are eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at LBIF. 
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