Grants, internships, events and more!

If you have an opportunity you would like to tell us about please go to our Submit Info! page and share away!

We do not always have personal connections with every opportunity on this page, but we still think they might be advantageous for our community and therefore worth sharing.

SIBs Scholarship, Fire Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN)

The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center offers scholarships with two intentions:

  • To reduce financial barriers to participation. This means making sure anyone with an interest in our classes and shop access programs can take part in those opportunities regardless of their financial resources.
  • To increase racial equity with a reparations mindset. This means prioritizing access for Black, Brown, and Indigenous learners/artists, who are under-represented in fire arts specifically and in the arts more broadly.

100% tuition coverage SIBs fund. This scholarship is made possible by the Society for Inclusive Blacksmiths to increase accountability within the craft and to support diversity in the field of blacksmithing. The SIBs scholarship is available to individuals from a historically marginalized group, which includes anyone who identifies as BIPOC, LGBTQA+, female, or disabled. The scholarship covers 100% of the tuition portion of your class fee, and you will contribute the materials fee.

Scholarships are limited to $400 per person or $800 per family per calendar year, to ensure that funds can be shared as broadly as possible.

Call for Entries (international)

Applications due May 30th

Our goal is to offer Spotlight presenters an opportunity to share what they do with a wide and diverse audience.  We are seeking applicants who have not presented at major conferences or appeared as featured artists in published articles.  With that criteria in mind, we invite those who work with metal to apply for a Spotlight slot. 

Your application must include a 3-5 minute video that showcases you, your work, and your process along with a one-page resume. Selected Spotlight presenters will be paid $150 US and their video will be presented during the Symposium in October. 

Online Programs (international)

Programming will run from April through October

Beginning in April and running through October, Haystack’s online programming will feature 70 presentations across 10 program threads led by an innovative group of artists, designers, writers, curators, and historians. Through our commitment to increasing access to the School, each of these online programs will be presented as free and open to the public.

Haystack’s 2021 online programming will take place on Zoom and each session will last for one hour followed by questions and discussion with the audience. Nearly every event is open to an unlimited audience size with the exception of Writing Workshops and Mentorship and Collaboration. These programs will not be recorded for public distribution and are only available in real time. Pre-registration is required to attend these free events, and will open at the beginning of each month for events scheduled in the subsequent weeks.  

Apprenticeship, Metal Museum (Memphis, TN)

CLOSED

Apprentice residency period is May 11, 2021 – May 31, 2023.

The Metal Museum offers short-term internships and two-year residency opportunities to blacksmiths, foundry artists, and repair specialists. Responsibilities include the production of commissioned works, assistance with educational programming, participation in national conferences, on-site demonstrations, daily interaction with museum visitors, and shop maintenance.

Artist Residency

CLOSED

4-Week Residencies
May 2, 2021 – May 28, 2021
Price $1,000 (Does not include meals)

2-Week Residencies
May 31, 2021 – June 14, 2021
Price $500 (Does not include meals) At Touchstone, we offer residencies in our fully equipped blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, small metals, and painting studios. We also accept artists working in media outside of those mentioned, depending on the needs of the artist and what our studios are able to accommodate. For this program we are looking for self-motivated individuals who are seeking the time, space, and equipment to focus on their studio practice in the company of fellow artists and makers.  A qualified candidate for the program should possess a strong working knowledge and understanding of the equipment and tools used within their designated studio. No instruction is provided

Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

CLOSED

An International Call for Works Made of or about Metal
An Exhibit at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio

This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. This theme is very much open to interpretation by each artist. The only requirement is that works are clearly about, of, or feature some form of metal as a key subject or material.

Internship, Penland School of Craft (Bakersville, NC)

CLOSED

Starting Date: May 8, 2021
Concludes: Sept. 4, 2021

Penland School of Craft seeks an Iron Studio Intern to help organize, implement, and support the iron studio’s day-to-day operations both during and in between workshops during our busiest season. $1000 stipend and housing and meals will be provided at no charge to you for the duration of the internship period.  

Grant and apprenticeship (Idaho)

CLOSED

Possible grant/apprenticeship opportunity! Unfortunately it is limited to Idaho residents, but an opportunity nonetheless. For the state of Idaho you have to be a resident but the master artist can live anywhere. The apprentice gets to choose the master and there is a stipend to both master and apprentice for 3K. Not too bad!

Internship, Penland School of Craft (Bakersville, NC)

CLOSED

Starting Date: May 8, 2021
Concludes: Sept. 4, 2021

Penland School of Craft seeks an Iron Studio Intern to help organize, implement, and support the iron studio’s day-to-day operations both during and in between workshops during our busiest season. $1000 stipend and housing and meals will be provided at no charge to you for the duration of the internship period.  

Grant and apprenticeship (Idaho)

CLOSED

Possible grant/apprenticeship opportunity! Unfortunately it is limited to Idaho residents, but an opportunity nonetheless. For the state of Idaho you have to be a resident but the master artist can live anywhere. The apprentice gets to choose the master and there is a stipend to both master and apprentice for 3K. Not too bad!

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Grant

CLOSED

The 2021 Actos de Confianza relief effort will expand to support Latinx artists and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. NALAC will distribute $2,500 grants to Latinx artists and cultural workers and $5,000 grants to Latinx arts organizations facing critical financial emergencies. 

COVID-19 Relief Grant

CLOSED

Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and folk and traditional artists.

$1,000 grants for artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or medical insecurities as a result of the ongoing pandemic.