Check out below for all Antenna open calls including those for exhibitions, publications, residencies, and grants. Visit Antenna.works to see this work in action. 

For Questions email: info@antenna.works

Paper Machine Publication Residency

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $40

Antenna is accepting applications for our 2022 Paper Machine Residency Program supporting print-based artistic inquiry with a month-long residency at Paper Machine, our print facility in New Orleans.


ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

The Paper Machine Publication Residency supports artists in print-based artistic inquiry during a month-long residency at our print shop in New Orleans. Artists-in-Residence will: 1) develop original editioned work under the broadly-defined rubric of printmaking, including publications, sculptural books, zines, multiples, and other such works; and 2) present complementary programming that engages the public in their project and work, which can include participatory compositions, workshop, or artist talk.

The Paper Machine Publication Residency annually welcomes six to eight artists—a mix of local and national/international artists—to realize unique proposals for print-focused projects and public programs.


ABOUT PAPER MACHINE

Paper Machine is a 5,000 square-foot center for artist- and writer-driven publishing in the Lower 9th Ward, which houses a range of new and traditional printmaking technologies. We offer commercial-grade digital printing, bookbindery featuring saddle-stitch, and perfect binding, and we have an in-house screenprinting studio with optional training from an industry expert.  Our printers have white toner and digital foil printing technology. We partner with The Southern Letterpress to offer letterpress printing for specific projects and Studio in the Woods to provide research access to Tulane University's special collections libraries. Each Resident is also given access to Adobe Creative Suite during the month of their Residency.

Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to draw inspiration and ideas from the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, a teaching collection of artists' books, editioned and one-of-a-kind productions spanning visual art, literary art, graphic design, printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking, and publishing.


THE AWARD

Selected artists will receive a $1500 honorarium, a $500 travel stipend, lodging for a month in the studio apartment at Paper Machine, and assistance with developing and executing up to 300 copies of an editioned publication with support from the Publication & Residency Manager and Paper Machine staff, with  50 copies given to the artist. 

Antenna's mission supports creative work in New Orleans and the Gulf South. We ask that Residents consider how their ideas and work relate to the region and how these ideas can contribute to their proposed works.


PROJECTS

To apply, artists must submit a proposed project with supporting images outlining how they might use their Residency. The Residency exists to support an artist's creative process where it intersects with print-based technologies. Because the print center may be an overwhelming environment for some, in the beginning, a proposal provides a great place to start, as we recognize an artist's project may diverge from their original proposal.


PUBLIC PROGRAM

We ask all Artists-in-Residence to participate in some form of public programming, which may include an artist talk, workshop, collaborative project, or anything else that creates a moment for members of our community to engage with the artist and their project.


APPLICATION -  Support Materials for residency application

  • Artist statement/statement about the artist's creative process
  • Specific project proposal for Residency
  • Examples of past work (max of 10 images)
  • Statement of interest outlining your ideas relevant to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast South
  • Bio

We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.
  • Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5-years.
  • Applicants cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.
  • Artists-in-Residence can come to the program with little experience working in print, but we ask that artists come with an open mind and eagerness to learn and work.


SUBMISSION FEE: $40

This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, don't hesitate to contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance to the residency program, the Publication & Residency Manager will contact you to discuss details of the program and schedule your residency within a month of notification.

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works

Spillways Residency

The Submission deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $40

Antenna is accepting applications for our 2022 Spillways Residency Program, hosting national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers to engage with the Greater New Orleans creative communitydrawing inspiration for the research, development, and proposal of a large-scale public project for support. Projects that engage collaborations, challenge conventional wisdom, and utilize innovative approaches, unconventional formations, and decolonial artistic practices are of particular interest.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

A spillway is an engineering feat used to provide the controlled release of water from a dam or river levee, regulating the flow of water to prevent damage. Several spillways surround the City of New Orleans, providing support to prevent flooding from the Mississippi River while existing within a rich and complex ecological and geographic landscape of traditional epistemologies and ways of living in a changing climate of vulnerabilities and possibilities, uncertainty and opportunities, and environmental threats and just transitions.

For Antenna, the Spillways Residency is an opportunity to engage in a meaningful dispersion and exchange of outside thought and practice in the City through the development of creative feats that engage with, learn from, and work alongside in exchange of ideas and practices that are accountable to the region's vibrant visual and literary arts landscapes.

Through a unique open-ended model, Spillways offers artists, writers, and cultural organizers an initial two-week visit to engage the Greater New Orleans creative community and draw inspiration for the development of a public project proposal. Artists will have up to three months after their visit to submit a final proposal. If selected, Antenna will support the artists with a residency, providing time, resources, and fundraising support to bring the project to life.

Spillways residencies are open to established national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers living outside the state of Louisiana, who utilize innovative approaches, creative experimentation, unconventional formations, and decolonial practices. Every other year, at least four residents are chosen to develop ambitious projects that aim for thoughtful public impact and engagement within the Greater New Orleans region. Of particular interest are projects that are collaborative, community-driven, or immersive in some way.

THE AWARD

Residents will be awarded paid travel to and from New Orleans, an initial two-week stay in Antenna's residency space, a $1000 honorarium, a food stipend, and introductions to local stakeholders in their areas of interest.

Spillways Residency focuses on process over production. In the initial immersive two weeks, residents are encouraged to come with an open mind and let their ideas adapt to what they have learned. The Residency is modeled to spark project ideas that react engage in unique and interesting ways to the histories, ecologies, and cultural fabric of the City.

PUBLIC PROGRAM

We ask all Artists-in-Residence to participate in some form of public programming, which may include an artist talk, workshop, collaborative project, or anything else that creates a moment for members of our community to engage with the artist and their project.

RESIDENCY PROJECT

Once returning home, residents will have up to three months to develop a proposal for a project within the City. Antenna encourages ambitious project proposals that aim for thoughtful public impact or engagement, which must include a significant outreach component. This could range from visits to local schools, free community workshops, public lectures, or other programs that help the public understand the Resident's creative process better.

Once a proposal is received, the Antenna team works immediately, assessing feasibility and tailoring its approach based on the project's needs, including funding and materials required. Not every project proposal will be accepted, though if it is, the Spillways Resident will have the full support and assistance of the Antenna staff and the organization's 16 years of experience working in the region to assist at every step to help bring the idea to life. Budget funding and additional visits and time in the City are adapted to the needs of each approved project. Thus, both of these critical aspects of a project are left open-ended until the proposal stage of each Residency. Despite ultimately being the Resident's project, Antenna envisions this process being inherently collaborative, and the most successful projects will incorporate New Orleans' based individuals into their development.

We invite you to visit https://antenna.works/spillways to see residents' ongoing work and projects created through this Residency.

APPLICATION

  • Support Materials for residency application
  • Artist statement/statement about the artist's creative process
  • Specific project proposal for Residency
  • Examples of past work (max of 10 images)
  • Statement of interest outlining your ideas relevant to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast South
  • Bio

We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities. We are committed to publishing the voices of artists known and unknown, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have connections to the City or the Gulf South region.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects
  • For artists: you must have a desire to develop work outside of a traditional studio model.
  • For writers, you must have an interest in developing written works that require extended time within a self-defined local community.
  • Applicants cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.

SUBMISSION FEE: $40

This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, please contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Residents announced
  • March 2022 - December 2022: Residency Period (to work with Resident's schedule)
  • January 2023 - December 2023: Project Development

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works


 

Chap Book Open Calls

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is accepting proposals for chapbooks that investigate the intersections and collaborative possibilities between literature and visual art--defined and interpreted broadly. The most successful proposals are collaborations between writers and artists where the art and writing are equally integral to the project.

Chapbooks continue to serve as an essential aspect of Antenna's publication series, produced since its founding in 2005. You can check out some of the book titles here:

https://www.antenna.works/book-order

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

  • Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication size can be no larger than 9" x 6" with page count under 60 pages, full color or b&w.
  • Previously published works in journals are acceptable—please be sure to include an acknowledgments page, if appropriate.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permissible, but submitters must notify Antenna immediately if the project is picked up for publication elsewhere.
  • Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the submission period.
  • Submitting multiple manuscripts/projects is okay with entry fees for each submission.

Though we are open to all poetry, fiction, and nonfiction styles, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting. Emerging and established artists and writers from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities. We are committed to publishing the voices of artists known and unknown, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have connections to the City or the Gulf South region.

SELECTED CHAPBOOK PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • $500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)
  • Up to 20 hours of design and layout assistance from Paper Machine staff.
  • Antenna will print up to 300 copies under the Antenna::Paper Machine imprint, with the author receiving 50 free copies. The author can purchase additional copies at a discounted wholesale rate.

SUBMISSION FEE: $20

This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, don't hesitate to contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Publication & Residency Manager to discuss details of your publication and scheduling.

PREVIOUS CHAPBOOK SELECTIONS:

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works


 

Guidebook Open Call

   

Guidebooks Open Calls

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is soliciting proposals for guidebooks that take a deep dive into a singular topic, theme, or emphasizing subjects related to New Orleans or the Gulf South region.

ABOUT GUIDEBOOKS

Guidebooks are part of series of publications that engage the landscapes, ecologies, and communities of New Orleans and the surrounding areas in familiar and unfamiliar ways.

Our most recent guidebooks include: Overstory with essays by David Baker, Andy Horowitz, and Mead Allison and illustration by Penny Baker, which chronicles the history of A Studio in the Woods artist residency program and flora and fauna live in the bottomland forest; Do No Harm written and illustrated by Kate Lacour, which dives into the collection of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, focusing on techniques which today we realize are quite harmful; and Common Birds of New Orleans by Alex Ross, documenting a sampling of the more frequent avian residents and guests of New Orleans. You can check out some of the books here: 

https://www.antenna.works/product-category/books/

Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication size can be no larger than 4.5" x 6", full color or b&w, 250 pages maximum.

Though we are open to styles across genres and subject matters for guidebook projects, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting.

Emerging and established artists and writers from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities. We are committed to publishing the voices of artists known and unknown, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have connections to the City or the Gulf South region.

SELECTED CHAPBOOK PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • $500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)
  • Up to 20 hours of design and layout assistance from Paper Machine staff.
  • Antenna will print up to 300 copies under the Antenna::Paper Machine imprint, with the author receiving 50 free copies. The author can purchase additional copies at a discounted wholesale rate.

SUBMISSION FEE: $20

This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, don't hesitate to contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Publication & Residency Manager to discuss details of your publication and scheduling.

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works
 


 

Sequential Art, Comic Books, or Graphic Novels

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is accepting proposals of Sequential Art, Comic Books, or Graphic Novels.

Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. The publication can be 9" x 12" in size or smaller with 250-page count max, full color, or B&W. Depending on the publication size, books will either be stapled or perfect bound. Artists are required to scan or otherwise digitally prepare their drawings and work for publication. Design and layout assistance is available upon request.

Though we are open to all styles of sequential art, comics, and graphic novels, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting--see here: https://www.antenna.works/book-order.

Emerging and established artists and writers from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities. We are committed to publishing the voices of artists known and unknown, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have connections to the City or the Gulf South region.

SELECTED CHAPBOOK PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • $500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)
  • Up to 20 hours of design and layout assistance from Paper Machine staff.
  • Antenna will print up to 300 copies under the Antenna::Paper Machine imprint, with the author receiving 50 free copies. The author can purchase additional copies at a discounted wholesale rate.
  • If your proposal changes significantly, we will ask you to submit an updated proposal.

ELIGIBILITY

SUBMISSION FEE: $20

This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, don't hesitate to contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Publication & Residency Manager to discuss details of your publication and scheduling.

PREVIOUSLY SELECTED WORKS:

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works


 
Antenna :: Inter(national) Open Call 2022

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is now accepting submissions for our Inter(national) Solo Exhibition Open Call 2022. Individual visual artists or collaborators working in any visual art mediums are eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit an application.

AWARD

One applicant will be selected and awarded a solo show for the month of June 2022 at Antenna Gallery (see important dates below for more information), an honorarium of $1,000 (split amongst the group, if collaborative), paid shipping of artwork, paid travel to and from New Orleans for the install and opening of the exhibition, and accommodations in Antenna Gallery's residency space. Antenna will provide installation and curatorial support along with an opportunity to publish an exhibition catalog, artist book, or similar ephemeral to be determined in collaboration with Antenna's publishing center,  Paper Machine.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

The selected artist or collaborators will also have an opportunity to participate in some form of programming related to their show or practice, which may include an artist talk, workshop, feature in Antenna::Signals magazine, or other forms of social engagement and conversations between the artist(s) and the broader community.

SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR EXHIBITION APPLICATION

  • A portfolio of recent works (10-20 images)
  • Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
  • Artist statement/statement about the overall artistic process
  • Artistic Resume
  • Artist Bio

All Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Antenna Gallery Collective members. See a listing of current members at: https://www.antenna.works/people/. Please note, examples submitted to the Antenna :: Inter(National) Open Call need only represent your work or practice and do not necessarily have to be the pieces planned for exhibit at Antenna Gallery. For those who may wish to propose a site-specific project, you can view the gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to individual visual artists or collaboratives residing outside the state of Louisiana

SUBMISSION FEE: $20 This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, please contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees
  • June 7 – 10, 2022: Installation of exhibition*
  • June 11, 2022: Exhibition Opening*
  • June 11 - July 3, 2022: Length of Exhibition*

* Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Director of Artist Initiatives and Gallery Exhibitions to discuss your solo exhibition and scheduling details. June is the preferred month for the Inter(national) Open Call exhibition. However, we understand that there may be circumstances that may prevent this.

PREVIOUS OPEN CALL RECIPIENTS: :

Fumi Amano

AnnieLaurie Erickson

Doreen Garner

Nathan Halverson

David R Harper

Juliana Kasumu

Maria Lux

Marta Rodriguez Maleck 

R. Eric McMaster

Christopher McNulty

Sara Nance

Angela Piehl

Macon Reed

Yoshie Sakai

Kristine Thompson

Carlie Trosclair

Lorna Williams

Ying Zhu

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works



Reading Room

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is now accepting exhibition proposals for our Reading Room Gallery that take an expansive, decolonial, and experimental approach to exhibit-making through artist books, zines, literary culture, or collaborations between artists and writers.

Artists, writers, collaborators, and collectives are eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit applications.

PROPOSALS

  • Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
  • A curated selection of artist books or zines.
  • A curated exhibition of books and artwork exploring a singular theme.
  • A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works.
  • A show developed out of a newly published book. Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artist books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, editioned books, posters, etc.

AWARD

Selected proposals will exhibit for two months. Antenna will pay for the shipping of artwork to and from New Orleans, if applicable, and award the applicant an honorarium of $750 (split amongst the group, if collaborative). Antenna will provide installation and curatorial support along with a publication opportunity to be determined in collaboration with Antenna's publishing center,  Paper Machine. Depending on the budget at the time of selection, the award may also include modest funding for other expenses.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

The selected artist or collaborators will also have an opportunity to participate in some form of programming related to their show or practice, which may include an artist talk, workshop, feature in Antenna::Signals magazine, or other forms of social engagement and conversations between the artist(s) and the broader community.

THE READING ROOM GALLERY

The Reading Room exhibitions, located on the first floor of our space, will be on display for two months, with openings and closings coinciding with the Second Saturday openings of the Antenna Gallery, located on the second floor.

Submissions should include a proposal for exhibiting work in a 250 or 500 square foot space, using a minimum of 4 walls, with 8 feet ceilings. See floor layout here, with two ways to set up the Reading Room Gallery space—a larger show that utilizes most of the 1st floor or a smaller more select show space. Please visit our Reading Room exhibition archive to see examples of past exhibitions.

Submission Fee: $20 -this fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fees, please contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for exhibition proposals
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees and scheduling of exhibition for the 2022 calendar year

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Director of Artist Initiatives and Gallery Exhibitions to discuss details of your solo exhibition and scheduling.

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works

Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call 2022

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is now accepting submissions for our Louisiana Solo Exhibition Open Call 2022. This opportunity is for artists living and working in the state of Louisiana.

Individuals or collaboratives working in any visual art mediums are eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit an application.

AWARD

The selected applicant will receive a solo show at Antenna Gallery during the 2022 calendar year, along with an honorarium of $1,500 (split amongst the group, if collaborative) to offset costs associated with the exhibition, install and curatorial support, and an opportunity to publish an exhibition catalog, artist book, or similar ephemeral to be determined in collaboration with Antenna's publishing center,  Paper Machine.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

The selected artist or collaborators will also have an opportunity to participate in some form of programming related to their show or practice, which may include an artist talk, workshop, feature in Antenna::Signals magazine, or other forms of social engagement and conversations between the artist and our various communities.

SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR EXHIBITION APPLICATIONS

  • A portfolio of recent works (10-20 images)
  • Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums
  • Artist statement/statement about the overall artistic process
  • Artistic Resume
  • Artist Bio

Please note, examples submitted to the Antenna :: Louisiana Open Call need only represent your work or practice and do not necessarily have to be the pieces planned for exhibit at Antenna Gallery. For those who may wish to propose a site-specific project, you can view the gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to individual visual artists or collaboratives
  • Must be a Louisiana resident

SUBMISSION FEE: $20

This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, please contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Director of Artist Initiatives and Gallery Exhibitions to discuss details of your solo exhibition and scheduling.

PREVIOUS OPEN CALL RECIPIENTS: :

Fumi Amano

AnnieLaurie Erickson

Doreen Garner

Nathan Halverson

David R Harper

Juliana Kasumu

Maria Lux

Marta Rodriguez Maleck 

R. Eric McMaster

Christopher McNulty

Sara Nance

Angela Piehl

Macon Reed

Yoshie Sakai

Kristine Thompson

Carlie Trosclair

Lorna Williams

Ying Zhu

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY

In addition to a solo exhibition finalist, the Open Calls Juror/Curator will recommend a group of runners-up artists to be included in a Louisiana group exhibition held in July of 2022. Please note, by submitting an application, you will automatically be considered for this group show. All artists selected for the group show will receive a minimal honorarium based on the total number of artists included in the show, which the Open Calls Juror/Curator will determine. If you prefer not to be considered for the group exhibition, please indicate so in the application.

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About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.

www.antenna.works

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