Artist Opportunities
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ICYMI: check out our previous newsletter for additional call-to-artists, grant opportunities and COVID-19 resources.
Artist Feature: Gee Horton
Photo by Sandra Okot-Kotber.
“ArtWorks has a special place in my heart,” Gee says. “The impact of our work throughout the Cincinnati arts community is amazing.”
Garry Horton, better known as “Gee” is a Cincinnati hyperrealist artist. Gee became an official part of the ArtWorks family in early 2019 when he joined our board of directors. He's always the first to volunteer and support any event or campaign we are participating in. Gee has emceed numerous events for ArtWorks such as Youth Apprentice Summer Celebration, Secret ArtWorks and an 2019 artist salon for local artists at Banz Studio. The charisma, fun, and zest Gee brings is the icing on the cake of any of our gatherings. 
If you’ve seen Gee’s work, you’ll find it hard to believe he’s self-trained, but he is. You may have come across his gorgeous art at Secret ArtWorks, the Mercantile Library where he’s the Artist-in-Residence, or on Plum Street’s Black Lives Matter mural. Gee was a leader of the artist collective, Black Art Speaks, which created the mural painted in front of City Hall in June 2020. His contribution to the Black Lives Matters! mural is the “L,” using text from the renowned African-American poet Langston Hughes’ 1926 poem, “I, Too.”   
COVID-19 Artist Resources
Photo by Bergette Photography.
Ohio Citizens for the Arts | Anti-Racism Resources + Tools
Ohio Citizens for the Arts has compiled a lengthy list of anti-racism resources and tools. The list includes funding opportunities to support artists of color, guides for integrating anti-racist practices into your arts organization, and help for sharing stories through your art. For the full details and links, visit their website here.
Be An #ArtsHero
Be an #ArtsHero is an intersectional grass roots campaign comprised of Arts & Culture workers, Unions, and institutions in the United States pushing the Senate to allocate proportionate relief to the Arts & Culture sector of the American economy.
Wave Pool Gallery | Open Call for Curators and Art Space Is Your Space Program

Call for 2021 Curators in Residence

Wave Pool is offering aspiring local curators the opportunity to execute a 6-week exhibition with mentorship and funding support to assist it’s success.

The program provides an exhibition budget and stipend along with mentorship, admin support, and marketing support to aspiring curators in our city.

For 2021, Wave Pool will select two Curators in Residence. At least one will be a women-identifying curator of color. Please apply by September 7th.

Call for Artists in Residence

Now in its 6th year, The Wave Pool Art Space Is Your Space Program awards sponsored residencies to local, national, and international artists interested in engaging Cincinnati with their artistic practice. Residencies of 2-6 weeks include flexible live/work studio space, a month long exhibition in our gallery, opportunities for artistic community engagement and programming, and a $1500 stipend. Please apply by September 7th.
Taft Museum of Art | 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence
To honor the relationship between African American painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Taft Museum of Art’s Robert S. Duncanson Society annually recognizes the achievements of a contemporary African American artist through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program.

The ideal candidate for 2021 will be a fashion designer in specialist areas such as womenswear, menswear, sportswear or childrenswear. The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of African American art and artists and to inspire future generations.

Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, August 14, 2020.
Ohio Arts Council | Individual Excellence Awards
Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $375,000 in grant funding to be awarded to Ohio artists through the OAC’s Individual Excellence Awards program for state fiscal year 2020.

The Individual Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding
accomplishments by artists in a variety of disciplines. Competitive applications
focused on the merit of past artistic work, combined with an open panel review conducted by nationally recognized professionals, ensure that only the most exceptional individuals receive funding. Deadline to apply: September 1, 2020.
Manifest Gallery | The 11th Annual Manifest Prize
Manifest Gallery is holding their 11th annual Manifest Prize competition. The competition is open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size. One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Ten semi-finalist works will also be recognized and published.

The Manifest Prize was launched in 2010 as an annual offering. The cash award for this competition is $5000 and a four-week solo exhibit of the single winning work displayed along with juror and artist statements. 10 semi-finalist works will be included in the season-documenting publication, the Manifest Exhibition Annual.

Early Deadline to Submit with Reduced Fee: October 1, 2020
Final Deadline: October 10, 2020
Photocentric | Waterloo Photography Invitational 2021
Photocentric, Cleveland's premier contemporary photography gallery invites photographers nationwide to submit their best work for entry into the Waterloo Photography Invitational 2021 exhibition opening January 8th - February 6th, 2021. All photographic processes are considered including but not limited to digital prints, film photographs, photograms, alternative processes, etc., however we can not accept video submissions for this exhibition. 

Photocentric is a newly-renovated gallery in the heart of the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland, Ohio. Deadline: December 5, 2020.
Facebook | Black Creator Program

The investment is designed to offer creators the opportunity to scale their creativity with access to funding and resources, and to grow their community and build a business across their family of apps.

In addition to the overall content funding, participating creators will receive access to education and development, product support and community building resources. If you're a Black creator, you can apply for the program here.
ArtWorks Founder Tamara Harkavy Featured in Latest Cincinnati Arts Book
“Imagineers • Impresarios • Inventors: Cincinnati’s Arts and the POWER OF HER” tells the inspiring stories of the powerful influence of 200 women. These artists, philanthropists, executive leaders, volunteers, collectors and advocates — both past and present — have helped define Greater Cincinnati by being here, working here and sharing their talent with us and the world.

This book arrives just in time to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which made women's suffrage the law of the land. Edited by Kathy Merchant, former CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, it features the work of 30+ predominantly female authors. Proceeds will support continued advancement and innovation by women artists and supporters.

The book features ArtWorks Founder Tamara Harkavy and many of our region's arts leaders. Click here to order your copy.
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