NASA Invites You to Create James Webb Space Telescope-inspired Art

We want to offer more artists a chance to participate…


  • Browse through NASA images and videos and see what inspires you.
  • Create art! (Note: this is not limited to art you can hang on a wall.)
  • Share it on social media.


In November 2016, a small group of artists was selected to visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to see the James Webb Space Telescope in person, and to be inspired to create art. They have been busy ever since, producing amazing work that we are presenting for exhibit during Spring 2017 at the Goddard Visitor Center (date TBA).

Their offerings include painting, poetry, sculpting, textiles, woodworking, music, silk screening, 3-D design, jewelry, posters, tattooing and letterpress printing.

Though we were only able to physically accommodate a small number of artists, we were so impressed by the number of talented people who were interested in participating. We want to offer more artists a chance to participate virtually…


Fermilab Artist in Residence Program for 2017

Artist in residence will interact with scientists at the laboratory, learn about their research, see how it connects to society, and then use this information to create a body of work.

Deadline: August 23, 2016
Location: USA

Fermilab is America’s national laboratory dedicated to particle physics research. To initiate and stimulate communication and interactions among scientists, artists and the public, the laboratory has created an Artist in Residence program and seeks applications for the 2017 cycle. The Fermilab artist in residence will interact with scientists at the laboratory, learn about their research, see how it connects to society, and then use this information to create a body of work, ideally leading to presentations in the local community and an exhibition of the artwork at Fermilab and other places. A small stipend will be provided by the Fermi Research Alliance. Currently no housing is available.

Applying to the Artist in Residence Program

Applications and inquires for the 2017 Artist in Residence should be submitted to
The application period opens May 23, 2016 closes August 23, 2016. Artists might be contacted for an interview and a presentation of examples of their portfolio.
The next residency begins January 2017.

More details and application [www]

CFP – NEA Creativity Connects Grant Opportunity

Creativity Connects is an initiative that will show how the arts are central to the country’s creativity ecosystem, investigate how support systems for the arts have changed, explore how the arts connect with other industries, and invest in innovative projects to spark new ideas for the arts field.

DEADLINE: March 03, 2016

A key component to the Creativity Connects initiative is a pilot grant opportunity in the Art Works category to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors that include, but are not limited to, business, education, environment, faith, finance, food, law, health, science, and technology.

Art Works: Creativity Connects grants will seek to benefit the arts and non-arts sectors by:

  • ​Demonstrating the value of working with the arts.
  • ​​Supporting the infrastructure for the arts to work in new ways with new sectors.
  • ​Building bridges that create new relationships and constituencies.​
  • ​Creating innovative partnership projects to advance common goals.
  • ​General range of support is between $20,000 and $100,000 with a required 1:1 match.

*Creativity Connects grants require a partnership between an arts organization and an organization from a non-arts sector.

*The official applicant must be an arts organization. This may include nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, and institutions of higher education or their components having arts as a core focus, either as the primary work or as part of a transdicisplinary mission.

Details and application [web]