Thursday Salute to Originals: It’s Colossal

Every day, This is Colossal inspires artists and architects with our favorite curated feed of fascinating work by creators around the globe.

This month, they are lending the platform of over 100,000 subscribers and 1.5 million social followers to raise awareness about open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies for artists and designers to reach new patrons and raise awareness. These are our favorites!

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. This exhibit celebrates contemporary works in clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. A decades-old tradition, this open-call event rewards innovative creators with visibility and distinction.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Grants for Artists with Children. Created for artists who are raising a family, this grant awards twenty parents with a grant of $5,000 each to grow their practices. An advocate for diversity in the arts, the grant makes at least ten of the twenty awards to applicants of color.

Changing Climate Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute. Designed to platform the work of climate activism in art, this open call supports the visibility of individuals and teams whose work explores topics around climate change and ecology.

This Thursday, we’re saluting This is Colossal’s mission to promote the arts and support original creators through thoughtful curation and dissemination of programs like these. 

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