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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts April 11-13


The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas, established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role in the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design.

Given every other year, the award consists of a prize of $150,000 and a week’s residence on the UT Dallas campus and in Dallas, during which the awardee will present a major public lecture and interact in a variety of venues with the students, staff and faculty of UT Dallas and with the larger arts community of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Prospective awardees will be nominated by the Brettell Award Advisory Committee, composed of international leaders in arts and culture, with the selection of the awardee being made by an Executive Committee composed of university and community leaders.

The concept of the Brettell Award is inspired by the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, created by the McDermott Family at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. The MIT McDermott Award is also made every other year, and it is planned to schedule the two events in alternating years.

Save the Date

Join us for public lectures and a forum that will feature the first recipient of the Brettell Award:

Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Public forum, followed by reception
Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Details will follow after an official announcement of the awardee in the Dallas Morning News on April 9.

RSVP for events with Pierrette Lacour pierret@utdallas.edu.

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IDENTITY Artist Residency Program in Oak Cliff – deadline Feb. 15

identity residency

Artist Residency Program: Proposals due February 15, 2017

Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.

 -Cesar Chavez

Sunset Art Studios and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center are now accepting proposals for Identity: I am one, I am many, a collaborative residency and exhibition program.

Sunset Art Studios, from artists Rachel Rushing and Emily Riggert, is a social practice studio in Elmwood run with the core principle of connecting people with the arts in an approachable way. This focus emphasizes the value of multiple viewpoints from diverse groups of individuals. The artistic process opens up the mind to creative problem solving, and seeing complex issues in fresh ways.

In our current political climate this mentality is vital to the survival of a civil and democratic society where all people are created equal and valued equally. The arts are manifestations of these values.

Inspired by the words of Cesar Chavez, Identity: I am one, I am many is a group exhibition exploring the ways we define ourselves and the world around us. Artists in Residence at Sunset Art Studios, and the SAS coordinating artists look at identity through the lens of culture, politics, gender, community, and more to forward discussions vital to our society.

Texas is a multicultural space home to veterans, students, immigrants, entrepreneurs, artists, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends. Through this program artists are encouraged to apply whose work considers these complex identities.

Two artists will be selected for 4-week residencies at Sunset Art Studios during the months of March and April 2016. Residents will be provided with

  • Shared studio space

  • Limited studio furniture

  • Large exhibition wall

  • Connections with local community members, activists, and galleries.

  • Free WIFI

Work produced during each residency will be included in the May 2016 I am one, I am many exhibition at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center along with the work of the Sunset Art Studios coordinating artists.



Artists must be 21+ to participate in this program, and must be residents within Dallas city limits. Artists of color, LGBT+, and women applicants are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those whose proposal incorporate community activation, participatory making or viewing experiences, and/or social engagement with the local neighborhood.

Proposals will only be accepted online HERE

Sunset Art Studios

Oak Cliff Cultural Center 

223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208


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More Deadlines Around Texas – Calls for Artists


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacogdoches, Texas
Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 6/10/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/22/17
Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.
The Juror: Benito Huerta
Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions
Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole. Questions? email us atsfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.


Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 45th International Art Show
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Brownsville, Texas
Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 3/22/2017 – 4/5/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/15/17
Welcome to the 45th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year, a traditional and inspiring exhibit unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Color, technique, spirit, interpretation and passion vibrate in the artist and artwork to celebrate this world-class exhibit.


Reflections on 2016
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/2/2017 – 4/15/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/27/17
For Baton Rouge, 2016 has proven to be a very difficult year. We have had shootings which have emphasized the racial tensions that mark out times. We have had record breaking floods that left people homeless or in tenuous situations, without their possessions or certainty of the future of their homes. On top of that, we are living through an election season that is causing tension in our town, state and country.

Artists through the ages have used their media to offer both veiled and overt social commentary. We are giving visual artists an opportunity to show how they are responding to the events of 2016. This is an opportunity to provide a forum for thought-provoking and insightful work.


Brush with Burden 2017 Art Exhibition

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is an oasis for garden and nature lovers in the heart of Baton Rouge, La.  Situated on 440 acres of beautiful green space, it is one of the city’s and state’s greatest treasures.  The missAny artwork thation of the Burden Horticulture Society is to promote, support and enhance the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Email:  BWB@burdenhorticulturesociety.com
Telephone:  (225) 763-3990, Option 0


30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17
Work in any medium using paper as a component part is
eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.
Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans
Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.
$3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the
McNeese State University Works On Paper Permanent Collection.


Name of Call: Take the Stage – Shakespeare on the Plaza 2017, Albuquerque, NM
Budget: $16,500
Deadline: 2/6/17

Albuquerque’s Public Art Program in collaboration with the Shakespeare on the Plaza event produced by the Vortex Theatre in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque Community Events Division, Cultural Services and the Albuquerque Convention Center Management, SMG, is pleased to sponsor TAKE THE STAGE, a national design competition for a public, interactive art installation on Civic Plaza, which will also serve as the setting for Shakespeare on the Plaza’s summer repertory of plays. The winning design will be built and administered in collaboration with Shakespeare on the Plaza, The Department of Cultural Services, SMG, and other public and private partners.

40th International Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Houston, Texas
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) has brought the excitement of water media to the greater Houston area with exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and teaching programs and demonstrations provided by world class instructors. With over 600 members, WAS-H has provided year-round opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to the seasoned expert. Artists and art lovers can also enjoy year-round exhibitions in the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

This year’s event – the 40th Annual International Exhibition – will highlight the excellence of its talented members and global participants, past honorees and exceptional jurors – in an exhibition slated for March 2017. Combined with generous awards and the participation of a highly sought after Juror and Instructor, the 2017 International Exhibition is intended to promote and present outstanding talent by water media artists from around the world.


Art Springs 2017

Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with Arkansas artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 and 10 am4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2017
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota, Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 2/27/2017 – 8/7/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Spring 2017 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.



2017-19 Sculpture For All Competition & Exhibition
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacodoches, Texas
Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: 1/16/17
Juror: Dewane Hughes

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting
submissions from sculptors for the third installation of Sculpture For All,
a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition. Up to ten works will be
selected for display on the SFA campus, which includes one of the largest
Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1000 will be awarded to
each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
places will be awarded.


2017-2018 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition


Call Type: Public Art
City: Boerne, Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 1/15/17
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Stipend:  $1,500 each
The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.  Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 12 months.
Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.
Exhibition schedule: March 25, 2017 – March , 2018
Installation schedule:  March 22-24, 2017



Midtown Art in the Park 2017 Houston, Texas

DEADLINE: 2/15/2017
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/1/2017 – 4/1/2017

Midtown Art in the Park is held every April on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston

. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long standing arts organizations, public art, and is a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

For 2017, we are planning for approximately 5,000 visitors to join us in a beautiful wooded park just blocks away from transportation options and major freeways.

This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown

Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

Our goals include:

  • Coordinating a well organized festival.
  • Produce a good experience for both artists and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well maintained environment for exhibiting fine artists and fine craftsmen.
  • Creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April  1, 2017
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017
***If both of these dates are inclement weather days NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2017 Spring Festival Season.


Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 29th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show – 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/1/2017

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2017 – 10/15/2017

Rio Grande’s Balloon Fiesta Show has endless potential to attract an affluent crowd of tourists looking for an authentic New Mexican experience – and ring in stellar sales for the 200 chosen artists & craftsmen!Now in its second year at the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino, this long-time favorite festival will showcase a national selection of fine artists and craftsmen – in a completely unique setting.  Each October, Rio Grande’s famous “Big White Tent” becomes home to a bustling art marketplace a full acre in size!  This is the largest art event of its kind in New Mexico. The new site, set in the heart of the action at I-25 & Tramway, makes it more attractive and accessible for tourists than ever before.

The festival location equally blends the beauty of New Mexico with logistical ease for attendees.  Promoters focus on creating a successful sales environment for artists; working hard to attract affluent art buyers and bring in the crowds.  In 2016, tourist attendance increased significantly, visibility was better than ever… and having the balloons floating overhead was nothing short of ‘enchanting’!  Join in on this exciting, top-rated art festival!



Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 18th Annual Holiday Show 2017Albuquerque, New Mexico

DEADLINE: 4/1/2017
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 11/24/2017 – 11/26/2017

THE RIO GRANDE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL IS THE PREMIER FINE ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW OF ITS KIND IN NEW MEXICO, TAKING PLACE OVER THE BUSIEST SHOPPING WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!Give thanks for BIG sales over Thanksgiving Weekend!  Set indoors at the historic EXPO New Mexico Fairgrounds, this well-promoted festival draws thousands of art enthusiasts, out-of-town visitors and holiday shoppers together to enjoy a completely unique and festive event!  The Rio Grande Holiday Show is a popular tradition for the city as well as the artist community; featuring the original, handmade work of of 185 juried artists and craftsmen over the busiest shopping weekend of the year!  Loyal attendees come ready to buy for their homes and the holidays, knowing they can find one-of-a-kind items for everyone on their list.  Brisk sales for artists as well as solid reputations for the promoters have kept this show ranked inSunshine Artist Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Shows’ in the nation for the past 10 years- this year it’s in the top 20!RANKED #16 IN THE NATION BY SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE!“The Rio Grande shows are well run, well promoted, and well attended!  This particular edition was no exception, coming the weekend after Thanksgiving in the middle of the holiday push, which is a great time for a show!”
– Sunshine Artist Magazine
95% of artists surveyed in 2016 gave the show’s advertising a high to perfect score!
85% of artists surveyed in 2016 reported they would participate in this show again!

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18st AIRSpace – Artist in residence program – 2017-2018


We are currently accepting applications for the 18st AIRSpace artist in residence program. Applications are due January 31, 2017 for residencies June 2017 – May 2018.

Please see the 18st AIRSpace link below for access to the application.

The 18st AIRSpace is the Plano Public Library System’s artist in residence program. The 18st AIRSpace provides hands-on opportunities for the artists and the community to engage with one another. The community can watch the artist at work, see the artist’s work on display, do the make and take activity and participate in depth hands-on workshops. The make and take activities are offered daily and the workshops are offered twice a month. Both components reflect the artistic style of the artist. The community gets to engage with the artists and experience different types of art for free. The 18st AIRSpace is housed at Harrington Library. Artists work at least 16 hours per week in the 18st AIRSpace when the library is open and are paid a stipend. There is also an allotment for materials. Residencies last one to three months. More information about the 18st AIRSpace can be found on our website under Art in the Library.

Contact 18stAIRSpace@plano.gov


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ArtSouth Exhibition No. 2 postponed


After more than two weeks of battling the heat, both outdoors and inside the ArtSouth Exhibition Space, we believe it is critical to delay the ArtSouth No. 2 exhibition by James Talambas originally scheduled to open this Thursday, August 11. The inside temperate of the ArtSouth space has been registering somewhere between 142-154 degrees, melting pieces of the art installation and providing a less than hospitable work environment for James. Once again Texas, you win.


James has created an incredible installation and we cannot wait to share it with you. ArtSouth is rescheduling the Talambas Residency to November-December 2016 when the weather will provide a safer environment for the artist, artwork and patrons of this interactive installation.  Please stay tuned for more details to come.


Over the next seven weeks, prior to Tatara Siegel’s ArtSouth Exhibition opening scheduled for ArtsGoggle day, the ArtSouth Exhibition Space will showcase a weekly ArtsGoggle artist preview. Each week the space will feature the artwork of an artist, or an artist collective, that is participating in ArtsGoggle on Saturday, October 8, 2016.


Join us this Friday, August 12 at the Magnolia-Micro Park to for glass art from SiNaCa Studios on display August 12-18.  Glass has a melting temp of 2100 degrees, just slightly above the temperature inside the ArtSouth space.
September 1-30, 2016      STUDIO RESIDENCY
October 1-7, 2016            INSTALLATION
October 8, 2016               PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPENS
November 13, 2016          PUBLIC EXHIBITION CLOSES
In progress                      STUDIO RESIDENCY
November 15-18, 2016     INSTALLATION
November 19, 2016          PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPENS
January 2, 2016               PUBLIC EXHIBITION CLOSES

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Sunset Residency Program


Sunset Art Studios is accepting submissions for 4-8 week residencies through 2016 for our Open Studio program.

Projects must include community activation, participatory making or viewing experiences, and/or social engagement with the local neighborhood. Residencies must culminate in an exhibition, performance, or community experience Experience will last 2-8 weeks

We will provide:shared studio space, limited studio furniture, large exhibition wall, connections with local community members, activists, and galleries and WIFI as provided by Balboa Place.

Apply: http://www.sunsetartstudios.com/sunset-residency-program/

Sunset Art Studios was founded by Rachel Rushing after being awarded the CADD FUNd in 2015. Soon after, Emily Riggert and Ryan Rushing joined the team.

Our mission is to serve two audiences: emerging artists in need of free space and members of a the local neighborhood. Sunset Art Studios is located at1811 Balboa Place, Dallas TX 75211.


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Week 1: 25-31 July

Week 2: 1-7 August 2016

Location on the North side of Lake Balaton in the village of Barnag, Hungary.

Program an intensive program for those interested in combining equine studies and visual arts. We are looking for artists interested in horses, as well as riders interested in art. Both weeks will include daily practice and lessons of horsemanship, horsearchery, anatomically correct riding. Discussions and lectures will be held with the main focus on fine art research and there will be also possibility for making studio based work. The program is focusing on different research themes each year. This year’s theme is the History of riding – Rethinking art history. The program is the second in a series for years to come. Guest lecturers will be invited, excursions will be organised, research papers will be published and documentation is planned to be exhibited at the Doctoral School of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest.

Aim to deliver our interest into the field of international artistic research with opening up connections between equine culture, art and sustainable development issues. We would like to rethink art today in relation to horsemanship and riding. 

Program Leaders Veszely Beáta is an artist and researcher and Szmrecsányi Márton is a professional horse trainer and horsearcher. Both are dedicated to research the knowledge of old riding masters and to develop their riding academically as well as classically combining with experiences today.

Accommodation in rural life settings is offered in traditional Hungarian style yurts. Most of the served food is locally grown organic.

Fee for the two-week program for international participants the fee is 900 euros (500 euros/week) per person. The fee includes all costs, but it does not include art materials and travel costs to Hungary. 

Application Please only apply if you are interested in both: art and equine studies, if you are happy to try rural living and if you are open for discussions with others. Please write an email of interest for an application form latest by 1. April 2016. All applications will be carefully viewed and upto 10 people will be selected. The application deadline is 15. April 2016. Contact: Veszely Beáta atinfo@horseandart.hu

For more information please visit our website! www.horseandart.hu/en

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VARENPORT Residency Program Applications for Fall 2016


The VARENPORT residency program awards fully sponsored memberships to approximately 9 to 20 Dallas-based women arts entrepreneurs each year, depending on available space. Residencies of six months include studio space, meeting rooms, high speed internet, various community amenities, and public transportation or parking stipends when available, valuing over $10,000.00 in programmatic and overhead expenses.


Each Program is divided into two seasons of six months, each.
Spring:  January 1st – June 30th
Fall:   July 1st – December 31st

The application period for the Spring 2016 session is closed.
The application period for the Fall 2016 session is March 1 through June 30, 2016. 

For more information see http://www.varenport.com/residency-program





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Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary 2016


Call for artists:

Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary 2016

AIR/HMC, Budapest

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Open Call for AIR/HMC, Budapest.

Deadline:  December 31, 2015


Subject matter Environment  in 2016.

___Session 1: Monday, May 16, 2016 – Tuesday, June 7, 2016

___Session 2: Friday, June 10, 2016 – Saturday, July 2, 2016

___Session 3: Thursday, July 07, 2016 – Saturday, July 30, 2016

___Session 4: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – Thursday August 26, 2016

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info write to:

Beata Szechy




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VARENPORT Grand Opening and Silent Auction Oct. 10


Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)


211 North Ervay
8th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201

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Attend Event

You’re invited to

Featuring a gallery showcase of the artwork produced by the artists in residency for the fall session. All artwork will be for sale in the Silent Auction, with fifty per-cent of the proceeds going to support the incubator and residency program for women artist entrepreneurs.

For more information about Varenport, visit:

Chamber music will fill the air as guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

The event is free to attend
but guests must RSVP online.

Free parking is sponsored by:
Thanksgiving Tower
1601 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201.
(No parking validation will be needed.)

VIP Tickets may be purchased for exclusive access to the artists’s studio space from 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. for the first opportunity to bid on their fine artwork, presented in-person by the artists in residence.

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Walk the Light Announces Program for Women Artists: VARENPORT


Walk the Light Announces New Program for Women Artist Entrepreneurs: VARENPORT


Varenport to serve as a beacon for local women artists ready to launch their careers

DALLAS, TX {WEDNESDAY, 08/19/15}—Walk the Light (WTL) announces the beginning of a new artist in residency and incubator program called Varenport coming this fall in the heart of downtown Dallas.

The Varenport membership program supports the entrepreneurship of women artists by providing a free, professional co-working environment that offers much needed moral support, networking opportunities, continuing education, and mentorship resources.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this program for women,” said WTL’s Founder, Laura Allen Golatt. “This initiative embodies our mission of making the arts a vehicle for change by expanding opportunity for women artist entrepreneurs within the city of Dallas, which we hope will be an empowering source for all women everywhere and rise the tide for all ships.”

The membership program awards fully sponsored residencies to Dallas-based women artist entrepreneurs. Residencies of six months include studio space, meeting rooms, high-speed internet, continuing education programming, and various other community amenities valuing over $10,000.00 per artist. Much more than a typical residency, members can enjoy the dynamics of a co-working environment by becoming a family with an artist community that leads to the development of collaborative relationships.

Varenport is proud to partner with local business experts like Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) and Staff Retreat Co. to provide workshops and clinics for continuing education related to entrepreneurial and business startup needs like accounting, legal structuring, vision casting, and marketing which help the artists successfully launch their businesses or organizations. The first workshop will be presented on September 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their location, 211 N. Ervay St., 8th floor, Dallas, TX 75201. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.varenport.com/workshops. Upon completion of the program, artists will have built the foundation for their endeavors so that they can thrive in the marketplace and will be connected to mentors and professional consultants who can be resources for years to come.

Artists selected for this program are career-ready and need a short duration of incubation. Applicants must be artists, arts entrepreneurs, makers, creatives, or arts collectives working together on establishing a company, professional group, partnership, or non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting the arts. Applicants must also be women, but other identifiers such as race, religion, age, orientation, or any other demographic factors will never prohibit or exclude a person from being considered as a member.

There are two programming sessions each year with two application periods. The application for the spring session is currently open. For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.varenport.com

Varenport is hosting a silent auction fundraiser and grand opening on October 10, 2015 from 6-10:00 p.m. at their location, 211 N. Ervay St., 8th floor, Dallas, TX 75201. Contact laura@varenport.com for questions regarding the silent auction and grand opening.

About Walk the Light:
Walk the Light is “Making the Arts a Vehicle for Change” by providing venues that support our arts community and benefit valuable change efforts. Walk the Light provides a premier office and studio co-working residency for women artist entrepreneurs. Walk the Light also produces an annual arts festival called, “Where Old Meets New”, which brings economic stimulus into the Historic Downtown area of Cedar Hill, TX while producing a savory atmosphere from a stunning fusion of commonality, celebration and compounding creativity to enhance the lives of both the artists and citizens of Cedar Hill.

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Artist Residency at SouthSide Deadline August 19


a near southside artist residency

We’ve been listening. 

The Near Southside has long been the residential and professional nerve center of much of Fort Worth’s creative class.  Artists of all ilks have been, and continue to be, critical partners in the revitalization of the district by locating their studios, galleries, professional offices and projects in pioneering areas of the Near Southside. Currently 60 creative firms, galleries, and studios are headquartered here, and many more are looking for opportunities to join the excitement and energy of Fort Worth’s premier creative district.

As demand for property in the district rises, many question how the Near Southside will continue to embrace artists.  Will the district preserve affordable and desirable workspaces?  Will new developments incorporate art into their designs? Can we attract innovative public art concepts?

More than ever, there is a hunger for public art in the Near Southside. Artists are eager for opportunity. The Near Southside community is intent on finding creative solutions.

Today, we announce a program that does just this. Follow our journey at #artsouth.


About ArtSouth

ArtSouth is an innovative artist residency program offering studio and public art exhibition space to selected artists. The program will offer these artists the unique opportunity to further experiment and expand their studio art practice while directly engaging the Near Southside community.  One artist will be selected each quarter to serve as the ArtSouth resident artist.


Selected artists will be awarded:

  • $4,000 stipend to create a temporary public art exhibition
  • A one month residency in a Near Southside studio space
  • A one month exhibition in the ArtSouth Exhibition Space
  • Promotional support from Fort Worth South, Inc.

ArtSouth is specifically looking for artists whose works and studio practices will engage our community in meaningful conversations.  Artists are encouraged to submit a project proposal that, if selected, will utilize both the studio and exhibition spaces to initiate dialogue about the importance of community, art, or other matters related to the Near Southside’s revitalization.


ArtSouth artists will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of local artists, property owners, and arts professionals who have an interest in bringing temporary public art to the Near Southside.  There is no fee to apply and artists working in all mediums are accepted. 


You asked.  We delivered.  Dream big.  Please apply.


View the Application & ArtSouth Program Details

ArtSouth Schedule


August 6, 2015               CALL TO APPLY


August 19, 2015             APPLICATION DEADLINE




September 1-30, 2015    STUDIO RESIDENCY


October 1, 2015              INSTALLATION


October 2, 2015              PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPENS


November 1, 2015          PUBLIC EXHIBITION CLOSES



Megan Henderson

Director of Events & Communications

Fort Worth South, Inc.


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Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary 2016

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Call for artists:

Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary 2016

AIR/HMC, Budapest

Subject matter in 2016 “Environment”.

Deadline:  October 15, 2015

___Session 1: Monday, May 16, 2016 – Tuesday, June 7, 2016

___Session 2: Friday, June 10, 2016 – Saturday, July 2, 2016

___Session 3: Thursday, July 07, 2016 – Saturday, July 30, 2016

___Session 4: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – Thursday August 26, 2016

___Session 5: Tuesday, December 27 – Tuesday, January 12, 2017

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info write to:  Beata Szechy



Facebook: Budapest International Artist Residency


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