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2-month Artist in Residence: Eastside Covington, KY

African American creative performers, artists, photographers, writers, technologists, and other culture-makers are invited to apply for a two-month residency to create an original work for our Spring Celebration of Crafting Stories, Making History: the African American experience in the Eastside of Covington to be held on at Lincoln Grant Scholar House.

Since April 2022, we have been researching and exploring the rich history of African Americans in Eastside of Covington and its relationship with the Library of Congress’ digital collections. This work has been funded by the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI), through the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the People: Widening the Path, opens a new window initiative.

What will you create? (The following are examples but work is not limited to this list)
Applicants should be prepared to use and/or reference Library of Congress and/or KCPL materials in their work. The Library of Congress website opens a new window is the central site for finding digital collections. Research guides on specific subjects can be found at, which opens a new window. You can also ask a librarian a specific question at Ask-A-Librarian.

New poems or songs about Covington or perform songs/poems found in the Library of Congress Collections
Create posters for historic Eastside landmarks inspired by the Library of Congress WPA posters or create new artwork featuring the Free to Use and Reuse Collections
Research your family history and make a short film or article about their story
Create a historical display featuring African American history using resources from the Kenton County Public Library and/or Library of Congress Collections
Create a portrait of one of our History Fellows (see staff for list)
Write an in-depth article about issues important to the Eastside of Covington and its connections to larger historical themes found in the Library of Congress
Use your artistic medium to honor a person or place from Eastside history
Document the Eastside today inspired by the Library of Congress photographic collections
As a social practice artist, engage the community in a collective creation

Award details:

-An Artist will be selected by the KCPL grant team and community members.
-The artist stipend for the two-month residency is $10,000.
-Applications are due by January 31, 2023, at 5pm
-Award recipients will be notified by February 14, 2023
-Work must be completed by April 15, 2023, to be performed or displayed at the Spring Celebration at Lincoln Grant Scholar House

Learn more and apply 

RFQ and Call to Artist

3CDC and Black Art Speak are looking for artists to contribute to the Ziegler Park expansion. This project will be informed by and created in partnership with the community surrounding Ziegler Park. Complete project expansion details can be found here:

Call to artist Deadline: Application Deadline: February 26th, 2023, by 11:59 pm.
RFQ Deadline: Application Deadline: January 22nd, 2023, by 11:59 pm.

The San Diego Watercolor Society’s 43rd International Exhibition

Call to ALL Waterbased (including Acrylic) Artists
Enter the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 43rd International Show and Exhibition, featuring more than $20,000 in cash and prizes and a $5,000 first-place award. Deadline May 7, 2023.
Now accepting all types of water-based media on stretched canvas, cradled panel board, and paper. Framing optional. Online Entry only. Visit for prospectus or call 619-876-4550 for more information.
Juror, Stephen Zhang, TWSA, WHS.
Exhibition runs October 1st- October 31st.

Cincinnati Art Museum 10×10 Teen Art Expo:

The museum’s 10×10 Teen Art Expo Team invites all Greater Cincinnati regional 7th–12th grade students to create a 10×10 inch artwork that represents your interpretation of Nostalgia. Artwork selected will be displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum as a part of the 2023 10×10 Teen Art Expo in April 2023. Learn more and submit your artwork at×10. Digital submissions due January 26th.

Classes and Workshops

Looking to learn new skills and improve your craft? Here is a list of local community classes and workshops you can attend!

COVID Resources

Organizations across the country are stepping into action for artists. Several have compiled resource lists for emergency relief funds, grants, educational webinars, legal advice, and more. See some of our favorites below:

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