Guide to the Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in September

Artwork Archive | August 27, 2019 (Updated April 12, 2021)

Our September opportunity guide has arrived!

And, you know the drill! We found the best competitions, workshops, fairs, residencies, and artist grants with deadlines coming up this month, so you can skip the stress and get straight to applying!

You never know which call could bring you funding, time, or help your career reach the next level.

Find what your art career needs to succeed in our September art opportunity guide below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first):


Foundwork Artist Prize

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an unrestricted $10,000 juried grant to be awarded in October, 2019 to an outstanding US-based artist chosen on Foundwork, a new platform connecting artists and collaborators across the global contemporary art community. The winner will also receive a studio visit with each of the five jurors to cultivate a dialogue around the winner’s practice. In addition, two runners up will each receive free lifetime accounts on Foundwork.

WHO: U.S.-based artist

AMOUNT: $10,000

DEADLINE: September 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: To participate, an artist must be a US resident and create an artist profile on Foundwork with at least five published artworks by September 1, 2019. Learn more here.


Innovate Grant – Summer Call for Artists & Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Summer 2019! Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on their website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

WHO: Visual artists and photographers worldwide, 18 years and older

AMOUNT: $550

DEADLINE: September 3, 2019

FINE PRINT: They believe your work should speak for itself and their grant application reflects that! All they require is Name, Email, Grant Category (Art or Photography), 3-5 Images of Your Work, and an Application Fee of $25. Learn more here.


John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

WHO: Visual artists from the U.S. and Canada.

AMOUNT: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

FINE PRINT: On the application, you must include a chronological list of shows, citing dates and places, and a list of collections in which your work is represented. Work exhibited on websites and blogs alone does not constitute a sufficient record of accomplishment for our competition. Learn more here.

3rd Annual Skies Art Competition

For this competition, both 2D & 3D artists are encouraged to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The theme includes any depiction of the skies, including clouds, rainbows, aurorae, lightning, precipitation and storms, stars, planets, moon, celestial events, the night sky, the day sky, dusk and dawn - just as long as the sky is the primary focus.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 5 - October 4, 2019


DEADLINE: September 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art and photography. Learn more here.


Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream

Creative Arts Workshop invites artists to explore the concept of sanctuary and its attendant concerns: issues of place, dislocation, migration, human rights and morality, cultural identity and belonging. 

WHO: U.S.-based artists

DATES: October 3 - November 9, 2019


DEADLINE: September 1, 2019 

FINE PRINT: While the exhibition will primarily focus on the display of visual and performing work, we are also collecting scholarship and writing by poets, academics, social workers, service workers, healthcare providers, and other individuals working in non-art sectors who are contemplating the challenges the immigrant community has been facing. Learn more here.


Everyday Objects

Every day we are surrounded by objects that we have relationships with – physical relationships, psychological relationships, sensory relationships. Found-object artists investigate these relationships; exploring the inherent beauty in objects and how these objects can have meaning shared by the collective memory of our culture/society. Studio Montclair is looking for artwork that celebrates the found object. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: November 1 – December 6, 2019

LOCATION: Montclair, NJ

DEADLINE: September 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Preference will be given to works that incorporate actual everyday objects into collage, sculpture, or industrial design. In a more limited number, drawings, paintings and other mediums will be considered for inclusion in this exhibit. Non-members may apply but must pay the annual membership fee of $65 if accepted. Learn more here.

NYC Art Show “Fresh Blood” – International Open Call

FRESH BLOOD is an international open call exhibition opportunity hosted by PROTO GOMEZ, a storefront contemporary art gallery, located in the Two-Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. FRESH BLOOD as an art show, seeks to showcase exciting and innovative contemporary art, produced in a variety of media. 

WHO: All artists, 18 and older

DATES: December 4 - 22, 2019


DEADLINE: September 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Submitted work will also be considered for future exhibitions and fairs. The fee is $30.00 US for up to five (5) images. Learn more here.

BBA Photography Prize

Every October during Berlin Photo Week BBA Gallery holds their Fine Art Photography Prize competition. The winner will be promoted by BBA Gallery for one year and will be selected by a jury of professionals, who look for the most innovative concept, aesthetical language and unique approach within the medium. 

WHO: All artists/photographers over 18

DATES: October 2019

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

DEADLINE: September 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions in terms of theme, photography medium or educational background. Installations and conceptual works are welcome. Learn more here.


Artrooms Fair Award

The Artrooms Awards features the awarding of over £ 50.000 worth in prizes, the organization of a major collective exhibition at the Melia White House in London, exhibitions in international art galleries, collaborations with companies, art residencies, website inclusion, and the publication of the Catalogue.

WHO: Artists worldwide

OPENING DATE: November 22, 2019

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: September 6, 2019

FINE PRINT: The Awards include the following sections: painting, craft, sculpture and installation, photography, video art, performance, digital art, new media (augmented reality and video mapping). Learn more here.


ABOUT FUTURE Call for Exhibition

"Future" as a concept connected to the world of ideas, the ones which envisage the events, that invent new realities - fantastic or science fiction, or those that if adaptable to the real world, through the means and the will to implement them, end up shaping the environment in which the living being is immersed. In the "About Future" exhibition, LoosenArt will collect works that are able to offer new visions on the future, through expressive methods that engage both the traditional use of the photographic media and that of digital manipulation, graphic and visual design.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: December 2019

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: September 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Entry is free. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Visual Design. Learn more here.


“Forgotten” Exhibition

The SE Center is looking for all forms of imagery of the Forgotten, black-and-white and color, analog, digital or antique processes. The Forgotten, people, places and belongings that once mattered, that have been left behind. Things once being of importance to humans …personal items, homes, special places, letters, etc.  Anything that has been left behind or replaced. Any object, being, place or property that once had the importance to another. 

WHO: Photographers of all skill levels and locations

DATES: November 1 - 30, 2019

LOCATION: Greenville, SC

DEADLINE: September 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: 35-40 images will be selected for the exhibition. Selected images must be matted and framed up to 20” x 24” to professional standards, white mat with simple black metal or wood frame unless prior approval has been obtained. Learn more here.


“On the Road” Exhibition Opportunity

For this exhibition, we would like to see the most special places you have ever been to! Take us with you to the heart of your adventures, show us the spaces you discovered, let us grasp their particular atmospheres and feel their soul and beauty. Share the impressions encountered throughout the way, the people you met, the stories that were told or created. Selected artists will take part in a collective show in Berlin and their artworks will be published in PEP's magazine. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: October 2019

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

DEADLINE: September 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Free entry. The selected artists will take part in a collective show at Fishtank in Berlin. Learn more here.


Process Gallery Exhibition Open Call

We are currently inviting contributions from artists and creatives of all abilities to submit work to our first Open Call, which will launch our forthcoming exhibition this October and will also correspond to the opening of the Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary. Your ‘process’ must be integral to your practice and proposal, and can include but is not limited to; sculpture, installations, paintings, prints and photographs.

WHO: Artists and creatives worldwide with a strong focus on innovative technologies and processes, and work in a variety of media

DATES: October 2019 

LOCATION: Kent, United Kingdom

DEADLINE: September 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: There is no entry fee. However, all work must be for sale. Artists must be able to participate in a public talk and tour of the work. Learn more here.


7th Annual “ALL Color” Online Art Competition 2019

The “ALL Color” theme is an open subject competition with a concentration on color. Artists should submit their best representational or non-representational art related to the "ALL Color" theme.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online following the close of the competition for thirty days.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 10 - October 8, 2019


DEADLINE: September 8, 2019 

FINE PRINT: One color or a multitude of color in a work meets the criteria of this competition. This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media and 3D Work.  Awards will be given for the top 6 to 8 works selected in each category. Learn more here.


Exceptional Talents: All Media/Open Theme Exhibition

For this call for art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking exceptional talents. There is no theme for this exhibition, and it is open to any type of media including small and large sculptures.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 5 - 26, 2019

LOCATION: Mission Viejo, CA

DEADLINE: September 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: No work that requires special hanging or special installation instructions will be accepted. Learn more here.

Temporary Public Art in D.C.

Calling all emerging and mid-career artists. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative invite you to submit your qualifications to be considered for a public art project to be installed along Connecticut Avenue in 2020. We’re seeking one project that aims to pay tribute to women and their history in our shared public spaces.

WHO: All public artists

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE: September 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: Both new and existing works are eligible. Budgets of up to $35,000 will be considered for the projects. Fees for artists/artist teams cannot exceed 20% of the total project budget. Up to five semi-finalists may be selected to create concept proposals. Finalists will receive a design proposal stipend. Learn more here.

Xposed – Humans vs Planet Earth

Know Contemporary Gallery of Art is looking for unique and expressive works of art that explores how human’s occupation of Earth has impacted the environment of our planet. Accepted Media: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Fibre, Mixed Media Digital and Prints.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 10 - November 3, 2019

LOCATION: Calgary, Canada

DEADLINE: September 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Entry Fee – $ 20.00 CDN (non-refundable) for the first 3 works. $5 for every additional image. Sculptural pieces, 3 slides per image (max). Please include a short description of the artwork. Learn more here.


2019 Madison Green Autumn Art Festival and Group Gallery Show

Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery announce a call for the 2019 Madison Town Green Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival. Exhibit at the two-day Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival on the Madison Town Green where you’ll discuss and sell your artwork. Festival participants can also submit work for consideration in the 6-week Spectrum Gallery Group Show.

WHO: Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

DATES: October 12 - 14, 2019


DEADLINE: September 14, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Submission materials needed: 3 digital images of artwork and artist biography describing your artistic style, awards, education, participation in art shows, and other noteworthy information. Word Document only. Learn more here.


Show Me Your Neon

Gallery1202 is calling all artists with empowering images of women, images that embody feminism and works that embrace what it is to be feminine, female or a woman. We are looking for works that support and lift up women of all walks of life. The opening reception will be an opportunity to fundraise for the local non-profit, Community Solutions. Community Solutions helps domestic violence victims and their families escape, rebuild and thrive. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: November 15 - December 31, 2019


DEADLINE: September 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: The entry fee is $25 for up to 5 images and $5 per each additional image. Please e-mail a SINGLE PDF to [email protected] with your CV/Resume, Artist Statement and 1-5 high res images. Learn more here.


SMALL WORKS: Juried All Media Exhibition

The Northville Art House presents this open juried exhibition to showcase contemporary artworks on a diminutive scale, limited to 12 inches in any direction, in all media including painting, drawing, ceramics, metalwork, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.

WHO: All artists 18 and older

DATES: November 1 – 30, 2019

LOCATION: Northville, MI

DEADLINE: September 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists may submit up to 6 works of art. Enter title, medium, image size, and price for each piece; enter 0 (zero) for works not for sale. Only one image for 2D pieces and up to two images for 3D pieces may be submitted. Accepted works that differ dramatically from the submitted images may be refused. Learn more here.


2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition

The Center for Contemporary Art 2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Work across a variety of display solutions is also encouraged including video or film related to clay.

WHO: All ceramicists 18 and older

DATES: November 8 – December 21, 2019

LOCATION: Bedminster, NJ

DEADLINE: September 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: Friday, November 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. First Prize: $500, Second Prize: $250, Third Prize: $100. Learn more here.


9 for 19 Exhibition

First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “9 for 19.” The show will highlight a select group of nine artists, who will have an exhibition area of approximately 12’ x 12’ of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space. Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. 

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: January 7 - 25, 2019

LOCATION: New York, NY  

DEADLINE: September 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists will be required to submit a planned layout prior to installation and are strongly encouraged to install their own work. Learn more here.


Call For Entries: “Emerging”

Many artists ‘begin’ their careers as artists not only in their early twenties but in later decades and for a wide variety of reasons—rediscovery of a long-suppressed drive, delayed ability to focus on creating, a return to art school later in life, or a moment of enlightenment. This exhibition is calling for EMERGING artists of all ages and will feature the diversity of work that they are currently creating. 

WHO: Emerging artists

DATES: October 30 - November 23, 2019


DEADLINE: September 20, 2019

FINE PRINT: All media will be considered including film/video/new media, mixed media/multi-disciplinary, installation and performance. Work must arrive by scheduled dates or will not be hung. A label must be attached to the back/bottom of each work with name, title, medium, and price. Learn more here.


The Nude Exhibition

Candid Arts would like to invite artists to show their work in our upcoming The Nude Exhibition. The Nude show will be a group exhibition of artworks inspired by the naked form.

WHO: All artists

DATES: September 27 – October 6, 2019 

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: September 20, 2019

FINE PRINT: Please email your CV and images of your work with details of size, media, and price (including commission) to [email protected] and write "The Nude" in the subject bar of your email. Learn more here.


3rd Annual Small Works Show

Art Room announces a call for entry for its 3rd Annual Small Works Show. This exhibition invites artists to submit compelling small-scale artwork. All media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography—will be considered.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 14, 2019 – January 11, 2020

LOCATION: Fort Worth, TX

DEADLINE: September 22, 2019

FINE PRINT: Work must be no more than 12 inches (12”) in any direction, including the framing or mounting. The size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or horizontal piece. The artwork may represent any subject matter. Learn more here.


Transformations 2019

The very successful TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is returning for its fourth year to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. This unique, juried exhibition pays tribute to the vision and skills of photographers who freely express their creativity by whatever means they choose. If you have been rejected from other shows or have had your work questioned because you use textures, composites, filters, or any of the other wonderful tools available to create your own vision, then you have found your home! 

WHO: All photographers

DATES: November 1 - 17, 2019

LOCATION: Doylestown, PA

DEADLINE: September 25, 2019

FINE PRINT: The only requirements are that the images must be two-dimensional and have started life in your camera. You can modify or create the physical environment, apply in-camera techniques, shoot infrared, use composites, and-or use post-processing to realize your own artistic reality. Learn more here.


ArtsFest 2020

The Arts Council of Martin County, the local non-profit arts agency, invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at our 2020 ArtsFest. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart, FL. A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and fine craft exhibitors, culinary arts, hands-on activities for the family, and a variety of live musical and theatrical performances.

WHO: All artists

DATES: February 8 - 9, 2019

LOCATION: Stuart, Florida

DEADLINE: September 25, 2019

FINE PRINT: Load In: Friday, February 7. Times will be announced with load-in information and sent prior to the show. Please make sure you are available all day for load-in. Booth payment deadline: December 15.  All booth fees must be paid in full to exhibit at ArtsFest. Learn more here.


Materials Hard + Soft International Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, plastic, or any combination of craft media. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: February 7 - May 9, 2020


DEADLINE: September 29, 2019

FINE PRINT: Must be created between 2017-2019. Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Learn more here.


Gallery 25 Open Juried Show

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is excited to announce a “Call For Artists” to participate in their upcoming Open Show, with cash prizes including $500 for best in show.  The call for artists is open to representational and non-representational oils, acrylics, water media, pastels, graphics, printmaking (woodblocks, lino prints and hand-pulled such as monotypes, etc) and mixed media.

WHO: All artists

DATES: October 3 - 27, 2019

LOCATION: New Milford, CT

DEADLINE: September 29, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Opening reception on Saturday, October 5th from 5:00-8: 00 PM. Entry fee is $20 for 1-2 pieces, no larger than 42 inches on any side (including frame). Learn more here.



Kristallnacht, meaning the “Night of Broken Glass” occurred in Germany, Nov. 9 & 10, 1938. Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the Nazis’s who had torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses destroyed during the violence. It also marked the turning point from Jewish oppression by the Nazis to the violence and destruction of the Jewish European population. This exhibit is about standing up to oppression of any kind – religious, gender, age, race, or ethnicity.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 16 – December 17, 2019

LOCATION: White Plains, NY

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: This juried exhibit is open to all artists and mediums. Learn more here.



Riveter will be a contemporary and fine art online exhibition that exemplifies the empowerment of women. All artworks must represent the theme of female empowerment, including but not limited to female and female-identifying artists, and male artists that practice the required theme. Accepting all genre’s and art styles. Tasteful nudity only, please.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 1 – October 31, 2019


DEADLINE: September 30, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, pottery/vessels, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, collage, metalwork, jewelry design, fiber/textile art, woodwork, and contemporary craft. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email [email protected] to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.



The call for submissions to the 10th annual juried Figureworks Prize and award show is now open. Figureworks is a celebration of the art of the human form, held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. All media and styles are accepted, including but not limited to paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and video. The jury will look for the best combination of skill, concept and originality.

WHO: Artists worldwide


LOCATION: Ottawa, Canada

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: All submissions are reviewed by our professional jury and have the opportunity to win cash prizes — $7000 was awarded in 2018. Learn more here.


Create Print for Art Basel Miami Edition

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Art Basel Miami International Print Issue. Submit your work for a chance to be published in their third annual Art Basel Miami Edition, which will be released during Miami Art Week in December 2019 and will also be available in international shop locations.

WHO: Emerging artists worldwide working in any medium

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: If your work is selected, you will receive a custom-designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Learn more here.


Keyholder Printmaking Studio Residency

Lower East Side Printshop, NY, offers emerging artists FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monotype, water-based silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand. Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. 

WHO: U.S. artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended.

DATES: Begins October 1, 2019


DEADLINE: September 1, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Keyholder Residency includes: 24/7, one-year access to a shared studio with printmaking facilities, $1,000 stipend, one free printmaking class at the Printshop, free career development workshops and salons, group exhibition opportunities, consultation hours with Printshop printers, etc. Learn more here.


NES Artist Residency

There is significant and underestimated beauty in the north at this time of the year. The winter months in Iceland are very conducive to creativity and focussed work. Nes is a process-oriented residency that strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, artists have the utmost freedom while in residence at Nes.

WHO: Creatives worldwide in all fields

DATES: Begins November 1, 2019

LOCATION: Skagaströnd, Iceland

DEADLINE: September 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Winter Residency reduced fees include a room in a shared artist house + one studio space. Limited scholarships are available. Learn more here.


Banff Artist in Residence Winter 2020

The Banff Artist in Residence program allows participants to delve deeply into their practice while away from the constraints of everyday life. Participants are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, as well as access to our extensive facilities.

WHO: All visual artists

DATES: January 6 - February 7, 2020

LOCATION: Banff, Canada

DEADLINE: September 4, 2019 

FINE PRINT: This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record, who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Financial aid available. Learn more here.


PINEA A.I.R. Artist in Residence Program

PINEA A.I.R. is an Artist in Residence Program run by the private non-profit organization Linea de Costa. PINEA A.I.R. is a place for artistic research, production, and exhibition. It aims to stimulate creativity through interaction with the local environment & territory, artists and cultural institutions and seeks to foster cross-cultural relations between participants and the local community.

WHO: All artists

DURATION: 1 - 3 months

LOCATION: Rota, Spain

DEADLINE: September 5, 2019 

FINE PRINT: PINEA A.I.R. can welcome up to six artists at our studios, and we are equipped with Wireless Internet Connection, kitchenette & bathroom. Learn more here.


Winter Holidays at Hawaii Volcanoes ($2000 Stipend) 2019-2020

The epic volcanic explosion has subsided, the park is open again and NOW is the time to artistically interpret this magnificent world wonder. NPAF is now offering WINTER HOLIDAYS Hawaii Volcanoes National Park residencies, and close to some of the best beaches on the island. For a one-month term in December 2019 - Early January 2020. The residency includes a $2000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, a Dolphin & Manta Ray Excursion and much more…the chance of a lifetime for Artists!

WHO: All artists

DATES: December 9, 2019 - January 3, 2020

LOCATION: Big Island, HI

DEADLINE: September 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists will stay at a spacious house just outside the park boundaries. Close to the green sand beaches, 30 minutes by car to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Headquarters. Learn more here.

Revisiting the Roaring Twenties: Art, Culture and the Ecole de Paris

The idea of this residency is to revisit and develop the open and creative energy of the 1920s as well as the spirit of solidarity and unity that allowed arts community to thrive in the heart of France and of Europe during this politically and socially strained war-torn period. During the residency period, artists will exchange ideas with their fellow residents from other countries, participate in relevant professional development events and showcase their work.

WHO: Artists in all disciplines

DATES: January 10 - January 31, 2020

LOCATION: Paris, France

DEADLINE: September 15, 2019  

FINE PRINT: Residency fees cover accommodation, meal plan, shared studio space, cultural program, metro tickets, etc. Learn more here.



OBRAS-Holland offers (emerging) professional artists an inspiring residency in a spacious mansion in which one or two artists live and work largely on their own. It is located at the edge of a pleasant village surrounded by nature, with good connections to bigger cities. Several museums and other cultural highlights are in the direct surroundings (doable with an easy bike ride). 

WHO: Emerging artists


LOCATION: Renkum, The Netherlands

DEADLINE: September 15, 2019  

FINE PRINT: Generally we expect you to give an artist talk in an informal atmosphere. Rates: 120 € per week for 1 person. Learn more here.


GlogauAIR Multidisciplinary Residency in Berlin

Centered on principles of exploration, creation, and exhibition, the residency program offers the use of a studio space in a historic building in Berlin and a base in Kreuzberg from which to explore and discover the creative side of the city. Production is a key component of a residency at GlogauAIR, and all residents are expected to come prepared with a specific project and to concentrate their time on executing it during their residency.

WHO: All artists

DURATION: Either 3 or 6 months

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

DEADLINE: September 15, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Artists must submit artists statement, a project description, and up to 10 images or supporting material. Learn more here.


Solo Artist Residency in London

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is offering one artist access for three months to one of its spectacular 350 square foot studio spaces for free, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors, and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organized in the gallery. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: December 3, 2019 - February 23, 2020

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: September 20, 2019 

FINE PRINT: The residency program will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organized in the studio space upstairs. Learn more here.


2020 Post-Graduation Residency

The Torpedo Factory Post-Grad Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and 3-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university.

WHO: Recently graduated artists


LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

DEADLINE: September 22, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Artists must live in the D.C. metropolitan region and must provide proof of residency before official acceptance into the program. Learn more here.


2020 Golden Foundation Residency Sessions

With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

WHO: Painters

DATES: The Golden Foundation will be offering six Exploratory Residency Program sessions this year. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session. See dates here.

LOCATION: New Berlin, NY

DEADLINE: September 23, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Residency is free to attend. Artists are responsible for their food expense and preparation as well as travel expenses to and from the residency. Artists should plan to bring their own tools, canvas, and paper. Learn more here.


2019 Cohort for Artist-Run Contemporary Art Education

The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists. TOMA is looking for 12 artists to join the program for 2019/2020. TOMA artists are makers + doers; active learners who want to be part of a community of artists working together. TOMA wants to eradicate the pupil-teacher hierarchy, choosing instead to put emphasis on learning together, failing together + succeeding as a group. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: Begins November 30

LOCATION: Westcliff on Sea, England

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Course cost: Per year £900 / per month £75 (can work out a payment plan to suit individual needs). There are 2 supported FREE spaces available this year for artists who could otherwise not access the program. Learn more here.


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