The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in August 2022

Paige Simianer | July 20, 2022 (Updated August 23, 2022)

The August guide for all the best artist grants, artist residencies and juried shows is here! 

We sought out and compiled the best artist grants, exhibitions, and residencies with deadlines coming up this month—so you can save the endless hours searching online and instead put that valuable time toward applying. We pulled some of our favorite possibilities with August deadlines, so you can start applying to the calls that will help your art business flourish.

And, don't forget to check our Complete Guide to 2022 Artist Grants and Opportunities for all of the best opportunities this year.

Ready to find the perfect opportunity for your art business? Check out the August guide for artists below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first), then read on to learn how to make sure you’re ready to hit “send” as soon as these opportunities arise.




Founded in 2012, the FAENA PRIZE serves as a platform for a continued reflection on the present moment and its irreversible and heterogeneous changing nature. This new edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts will take place for the first time in Miami, a city that has been home to Faena Art’s programming for the past five years. We invite artists across genres, disciplines, and technologies to imagine temporary and site-specific projects to be installed at the Faena Beach. The selected proposal will be presented during Miami Art Week 2022. 

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

AWARD INFO:  $100,000 ($25,000 in unrestricted funds will be awarded directly to the artist, and the remaining US $75,000 will be allocated towards the production of the new commission to be installed temporarily at the Faena Beach during Miami Art Week 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: National (U.S.); All mediums


The Art and Change Grant 

This grant provides support of up to $2,500 to women and trans artists and cultural producers in greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. The grant is project-based and open to artists and cultural producers working in any medium, including traditional and nontraditional as well as multimedia and experimental forms.

We encourage you to apply if you are a woman, trans*, and/or or gender nonconforming artist who:

  • Has an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
  • Has a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way)

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: $2,500

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: Regional (Lives in Greater Philadelphia: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County); All mediums


The Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award worth $7,500 for emerging silver jewelry artists to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

AMOUNT: $7,500

FINE PRINT: Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. Download an application for eligibility requirements and complete details. Learn more here.

WHO: Emerging artists; Jewlery 


BBA Photography Prize 2022

The BBA Photography Prize awards international photographers irrespective of their background with several Prizes incl. a solo show, cash prizes & more. The competition includes two exhibitions - one at Berlin Photo Week in September and one at Kühlhaus Berlin in October. Berlin Photo Week is a prestigious community event and industry fair. Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most favoured venues for cultural events.

A jury of experts debates the entries and ensures an unbiased evaluation and high quality standard. Photographers can enter between 1-15 images and compete for 5 Prizes. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize, the One Shot and the People’s Choice Award are awarding photographers for their visual excellence, storytelling, conceptual thinking, technical craftsmanship and subject depth over a series of works. BBA Gallery will feature the best applications through their social media profiles and website.

DEADLINE: August 2, 2022

FEE:  39

AWARD INFO: a solo show, cash prizes & more

WHO: International; Photography 

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need who are practicing in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.

DEADLINE: August 2, 2022

AWARD INFO: up to $5,000

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


The British Art Prize 2022

The British Art Prize 2022 offers artists unprecedented national exposure across three major magazine brands and the chance to sell their artworks to almost 1,000,000 art lovers and collectors. In addition, there is a prize fund worth more than £10,000! All shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at a leading London gallery in November 2022. Shortlisted artists will be invited to an opening evening reception alongside artists, collectors and other VIP guests. Everyone who enters will receive a +1 invitation to the exhibition too.

DEADLINE: August 4, 2022

AWARD INFO: prize fund worth more than £10,000

FEE: £18.00

WHO: International; All Mediums 


2022 International Sculpture Center Innovator Award

The International Sculpture Center Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work.

DEADLINE: August 8, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1,000 in cash, recognition on and in Sculpture Magazine, a virtual event to present their work (date TBD), and one year Professional or Associate level ISC membership.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Sculpture


Creativity Pioneers Fund

The Creativity Pioneers Fund is a collective effort by partners and donors believing in the transforming power of creativity and in the need of using a new philanthropic approach to social change. Leveraging the creative ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, the Fund aims at offering a variety of opportunities for learning and development for its participants/recipients. The Creativity Pioneers Fund is pleased to welcome BIC Corporate Foundation as the first Global Anchor partner.

DEADLINE: August 12, 2022

AWARD INFO: €5.000 unrestricted grant

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture, Non Traditional Arts. 


The Canadian Women Artists’ Award

The CWAA is an unrestricted cash grant and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further their artistic goals.

In 2022, CWC and NYFA will be awarding three (3) $5,000 awards, one in each of the following categories:

  1. Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Craft/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing, or Interdisciplinary Work
  2. Media and Design: Video/Film, Experimental Sound, or Design
  3. Literary Arts: Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, or Playwriting/Screenwriting

DEADLINE: August 30, 2022

AWARD INFO: up to $5,000

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: Regional (Canadian women artists ages 25-40 in New York State); Painting, Photography, Craft/Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing, or Interdisciplinary Work


East London Art Prize

The East London Art Prize is an all-media prize open to professional artists living or working in East London. First prize - £15,000 and a solo exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery in 2024. 2nd prize -12-month studio residency at Bow Arts. Applications open from 5th May - 31st August 2022. Shortlist and winners will be selected by an expert panel including art critic, Louisa Buck, artist, Larry Achiampong, gallery director, Ellie Pennick and Megan Piper from the Line. Shortlist will be announced in September 2022 and will be showcased in a shortlist exhibition at The Nunnery in 2023.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

AWARD INFO: £15,000 and a solo exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery in 2024.

FEE: £10

WHO: Professional artists living or working in East London with degree level qualification or higher; All Mediums 





The Artist Family Residency supports Artist Parents and Artist Youth alike with a one-two week residency at Franconia in July.

Coinciding with our Youth Installation Summer Camps, Artist Youth are invited to collaborate with their parent on a submitted project plan or attend camp during the day while the Artist Parent can be on-site for self-sufficient research or production. For artist parents, this is a self-directed residency, process-based residency and there is no expectation of a finished work.  The Artist Family benefits both from the individual creative process and also through togetherness. A culminating Parents & Community sharing of Summer Camp Works provides a joined capstone experience for the Artist Family.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

DATES: July 9 – 15, 2023  |  Youth Aged 8-13; July 16 – 22, 2023  |  Youth Aged 8-13; July 23 – 29, 2023  |  Teen Intensive (grades 9-12)

WHERE: Franconia Sculpture Park; East Central Minnesota,

FEE: $25

WHO: International; all mediums




11:11 London Artist Residency

11:11’s domestic residency is a one-month residency set in Residency 11:11 founders Alex Bell and Giulia Shah’s home in London. For a duration of one month the residency aims to connect its guest to the city’s artistic landscape, encouraging practitioners to explore local discourses and collaborations. We do not offer studio space, but time to reflect and research. By creating transnational connections we are interested in diverse practices that question the role of art and how this can differ across borders, histories and economies.

DEADLINE: August 2, 2022

DATES:  November 1 - 30, 2022

WHERE: London England

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums 


Artist Residency for Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA)

MAWA is offering our urban, loft-style apartment to women, non-binary, trans and 2-Spirit women-identifying visual artists for residencies of 2-4 weeks in duration. Applicants can use the space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production. Accommodation is provided for free.

Artists at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists. The MAWA residency program is intended to provide an oasis in which artists can do whatever they need to do in order to move their practice forward.

DEADLINE: August 5, 2022

DATES:  4 weeks long between May 1 and October 30, 2023

WHERE: Winnipeg, Canada

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International women, non-binary, trans and 2-Spirit women-identifying; All visual art mediums



Vashon Artist Residency

Vashon Artist Residency offers artists space and time to create, connect and live in a community of artists on spectacular Vashon Island in the Salish Sea in Washington State. The residency is located on the shore of Quartermaster Harbor and provides comfortable living accommodations and work space for artists working in the disciplines of visual, dance, theater, music, media, literary and interdisciplinary arts.

The Residency provides housing and workspace, on a sliding scale, need-based fee structure. We currently offer 3.5 week long sessions and we have one session that is 2 weeks long. These are self-directed residencies to emerging, mid-career, and established artists. We usually have four artists in each residency session.

DEADLINE: August 25, 2022

DATES:  3.5 weeks or 2 weeks

WHERE: Vashon Island in the Salish Sea in Washington State, USA

FEE: Free to apply; Residency fees apply 

WHO: International; visual, dance, theater, music, media, literary and interdisciplinary arts.


Corning Museum of Glass BIPOC Residency

This artist-in-residence program invites artists to engage in a month-long period of practice-based glassmaking. Residents have access to the Museum’s comprehensive collection of over 50,000 glass objects, their research library on glass, and one of the most extensively equipped glassmaking facilities in the world.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

WHERE: Corning, NY

FEE: Free to Apply 

WHO: National; Glassmaking


Chalk Hill Artist Residency

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is a unique opportunity for artists across mediums to work and stay at the beautiful Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard. The program is located in Sonoma County, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Artists from a diverse range of abilities and geographical locations are able to find the space and time needed to pursue creative work. Chalk Hill Artist Residency offers the use of the artist house, studio space, and access to the ranch property. The property’s oak woodlands, hiking trails, vineyards, and private access to the Russian River are sources of inspiration for residents. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

An ideal applicant is comfortable in a solo artist in a, rural setting, motivated, and able to accomplish their proposed project goals.

Chalk Hill Artist Residency encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

DATES: Artists may apply for a residency between 2 and 6 weeks. JAN 2023—DEC 2023

WHERE: Sonoma County, San Francisco, CA

FEE: $25

WHO: International; all mediums including, fine arts, multi-media, design, singing/songwriting, etc




Stand Out Prints

Highpoint is pleased to announce Stand Out Prints, the fifth installment of our international juried print exhibition. The exhibition will fill Highpoint's 1,000+ square foot gallery space with select impressions of contemporary printmaking. Cash prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding work as determined by the juror.

This is an exhibition of unframed prints, showing work unframed significantly drives down the cost of participating (shipping, framing) for artists who are selected. Work will be displayed behind glass that is cut to paper size unless otherwise specific by the artist.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

DATES: September 30—October 29, 2022

FEE: $25.00

WHO: International; Printmaking



Left field. Throwing something at the wall. (Un)Happy accidents."  "F**KING IT UP" is about embracing imperfections. We are seeking works from any genre of art that are somehow accidental, experimental, mishaps, (un)intended, rough cuts, strokes of (non) genius, "oops," multiple attempts, frustrations, "give ups" (unfinished/finished), outtakes, and convey the artistic spirit of "let's try this!" Work could be funny, folksy, outsider, campy, and/or vulgar, but the art should still be commercially appealing. When applying, please include the story behind the work and why you feel it is "F**KING IT UP" material! 

DEADLINE: August 4, 2022

DATES: August 20–October 1, 2022

FEE: $27.00

WHO: National (U.S., Canada); All mediums, work must be original 


‘‘The GLORY Exhibition’’

We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘The GLORY Exhibition’
Any artist from any background can submit any of their work.
There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us. [A small fee (£28) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition].
The team will review all applications and the selected works will be announced.

DEADLINE: August 6, 2022

DATES: August 17, 2022 - August 24, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting



Call for Art-AMORE

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, AMORE.
JPEGs due by Friday, August 5 at midnight (MST). Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at Visit for a full prospectus.

Amore, love. Where there is love, there is life. Love embodies a wide range of emotional and mental states. It is all-encompassing and is the heartbeat of the human race. What does the nature or essence of love mean to you? And how is this expressed through your art? Show us AMORE from your perspective.

DEADLINE: August 5, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

FEE: $25

WHO: International;  Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture



The Chateau Gallery seeks entries for an online photography exhibition, September 1 - October 1, 2022. Degenerate is an international juried group exhibition open to photographers ages 18 years and older. All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2022

DATES: September 1 - October 1, 2022

FEE: $20

WHO: International; photography 


The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

Bradley University Galleries announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 3 - March 31, 2023. This year's exhibition will be held on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery, as well as The Peoria Riverfront Museum and The Peoria Art Guild. Cash awards will be selected by the Juror, Tyanna J. Buie. Purchase awards will be made by the University.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2022

DATES: February 3 - March 31, 2023.

FEE: $20

WHO: International; Open to all traditional and non-traditional graphic media, including all forms of printmaking, drawing, and book arts. 


Oxford Arts Alliance 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Oxford Arts Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization providing leadership and advocacy for the arts and culture. Our National Juried Exhibitions have had great success in the past seven years, with over 300 entries each year, and renowned jurors, including Jennifer Samet of the City University of New York and Hyperallergic, an online publication that has become a leading voice in contemporary perspectives on art, culture, and more. The juror for our 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition is Kyle Staver, a professional artist living and working in New York City; you can read more about Ms. Staver on our website. This is an OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS to submit artwork for the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition on view from October 7-October 28 at 38 S Third St Oxford PA 19363. The deadline to enter is Friday, August 19th, 2022. Our exhibition has awards! The first place winner will receive a $500 cash prize! There is an entry fee of $30 for up to 3 artworks. All entries are non-refundable.

DEADLINE:  August 19, 2022

AWARD INFO: First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Place $150

FEE: $30

WHO: National; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


Visions In Photography: Stories of Now

University of North Dakota, Dept of Art & Design seeks entries for an upcoming photography exhibition, October 17 - November 3 at the Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art in Grand Forks, ND. Over $1,000 in awards (first, second, third and UND Purchase award for UND Art Collections). Juror: Cindy Steiler. What stories do you want to share? America and the world has gone through a lot of changes. Show us your stories, visions, or nightmares about the current state of affairs. From the mundane bliss of everyday life to dreamscape realities, or to the circus show of contemporary politics, share your stories of now. Open to any form of photographic work no larger than 28" x 30", including (but not limited to) historical process, analog black and white, chromogenic printing, digital prints and mixed media. Open to anyone over the age of 18. 

DEADLINE: August 22nd, 2022

DATES: October 17 - November 3

AWARD INFO: Over $1,000 in awards

FEE: $25

WHO: Nationa (US); Photography



ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 4th edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

DEADLINE:  August 27, 2022

WHO: International; All mediums 

Small Works 2022

Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, November 5 - December 23, 2022. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $1,000! Juror: Bradley Butler. Our ninth annual national juried exhibition of small works is open to all artists who are U.S. residents. All media excluding video/sound and installation art. Works must be 12 inches or smaller in any direction (Framing may extend to 16 inches).  

DEADLINE: August 27, 2022

DATES: November 5 - December 23, 2022

AWARD INFO:  $2,000

FEE: $30 

WHO: National (U.S. Residents); All media excluding video/sound and installation art.


See Support Collect - Women in the Arts Open Call - theme: Body Autonomy

A vibrant nexus for contemporary art, See Support Collect is an intersectional placemaking, gap-filling, community-fostering initiative that includes regular platforming online -in addition to- an annual exhibition series (art for sale, receptions, artist-led programs, and dialogue). This initiative is fueled by Latela Curatorial. In 2022, the Third Annual SSC Initiative will take place both on Latela Curatorial's Artsy platform and IRL in multiple locations.

This call for art is for the online exhibition on Artsy, and is open to women and non-binary artists residing throughout the United States. The process for being curated into an IRL exhibition location is invite-only.

DEADLINE: August 28nd, 2022

DATES: October 10, 2022 - November 20, 2022

FEE: $25

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


PLEIN AIR “In the Parks” Exhibition

Celebrate our open spaces by painting “en plein air”! Take advantage of living in Chester County and set up your easel at one of the many beautiful parks and preserves we have available to us. Where can you paint? The Chester County Parks and preserves open to the public include Nottingham Park, Wolf Hollow, Hibernia Park, White Clay Creek Preserve, Stroud Preserve, etc. The Chester County Parks system allows painting as do most of the preserves Submissions must be current (made in Spring or Summer 2022) and painted “en plein air”

DEADLINE: August 30, 2022

DATES: September 2nd—September 30th, 202

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National; Painting 


Photography — People + Place Exhibition

The Robert T. Wright Gallery at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois is taking submissions for a group photography exhibition titled, People and Place. Five to six artists will be selected for this show held November 22 - December 17, 2022. Each artist will show 8-12 pieces depending on the size of work. Please send a brief introductory email with a link to your work and bio to: [email protected]. If selected, work must be hand-delivered to the gallery by November 9, 2022.

DEADLINE: August 31st, 2022

DATES: November 22, 2022 - December 17, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: State (Illinois); Photography 




12th Annual Artistic Excellence

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: . First Place: $2,000

FEE: $35 

WHO: International; All mediums

Artists Network announces a call to artists for the 12th Annual Artistic Excellence competition. First Place: $2,000. Second Place: $1,000. Third Place: $500. The contest is open to all artists working in all mediums or dimensions (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, sculpture, photography, digital art, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well). $35 non-members / $30 members. 


8th Annual Leaves & Petals Art Competition

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting depicting flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: August 3, 2022

DATES: August 9, 2022 - September 8, 2022

AWARD INFO: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2023 for Best in Show winners.

FEE: $25 

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

Faces Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third Faces online art contest for the month of August 2022. Open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. Only the face of a person or animal should be visible (single person, a group, or self-portrait). All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. Winning artwork (Best of Show) will be on the poster of the show. 

DEADLINE: August 4, 2022.

DATES: month of August 2022

FEE: $16

WHO: International; All Mediums 


Open Art Competition

Artist Portfolio Magazine is excited to announce that we are accepting art submissions for our Open Art Competition. This is an open call for art and all visual art forms and styles (paintings, photography, sculptures, outsider art, contemporary, etc ...) are acceptable. Selected Artists will receive cash awards and publication in Artist Portfolio Magazine.

DEADLINE: August 4, 2022.

FEE:  $10 

WHO: International; All mediums 


Exhibizone Grand Prize

Win cash grants, enhance your career, and exhibit and publish your art globally.

With more than USD 10,000 in value of cash prizes and awards, Exhibizone proudly presents its annual international grand prize.

Organizing over 200 international solo and group exhibitions and attracting more than 3,500,000 visitors globally, Exhibizone, the house of smart exhibitions, has now become a well-known figure in the art world.

Submission for Exhibizone Grand Prize is free and a small fixed fee applies to selected artists only.

DEADLINE: August 10, 2022

AWARD INFO: $10,000 value of cash prizes and awards

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; All mediums 


10th Annual 2022 “ALL Water/Seascape” Art Competition & Exhibition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from July 18th, 2022 to August 14th, 2022. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. The “ALL Water/Seascape” theme is any art which depicts scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, and related seashore subjects, and any type of water (ie. Lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds streams, etc.) The theme extends itself to anything water. Rain, drippy faucets, icebergs, etc. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from August 17th,2022 to September 13th, 2022. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing Art, Photography & Digital Art, Mixed Media & 3-Dimensional Art. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions). 

DEADLINE: August 14, 2022

DATES: August 17, 2022 - September 13, 2022

FEE: $15

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


PLANTARIUM 2022: Trees, Leaves, Flowers (Exhibition and Publication)

Plantarium 2022 encourages artists to share their visual story of the plant world and create a unique botanical expression with their brilliant art of plants, herbs and vegetables, forests, trees, grass, flowers, and extensive usage.

The planet will cease to exist without plants, and we enormously rely on the plant world and use them in diverse ways, from food and medicine to clothing, building, and fuel.

The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art: Plantarium series and in Plantarium 2022 international online group exhibition by Gallerium.

Furthermore, 3 artists with the highest rank will win USD 1000 cash prizes.

DEADLINE: August 14, 2022

DATES: August 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


Drawing Competition | 2022 IAA Awards in Drawing

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists. Awards include: 1st through 10th place, cash awards top 3, Finalist Awards, Virtual Award Exhibition, Social Media Promotion, E-blast Announcement, 2022 IAA Award Certificate and top 10 Award Video. Drawing Mediums to be considered but not limited to: Pen, ink, pencil, charcoal, graphite & markers. All styles & all subject matter allowed.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2022.

FEE: $25

WHO: International; Drawing 


MAGIX 2022: Dream, Fantasy, Illusion, Imagination, and Magic

MAGIX 2022 artist call encourages artists to provide artworks that express artistic visualization of Dream, Fantasy, Illusion, Imagination, and Magic.

"The most important quality of art and its aim is illusion..."

Inspired by Gustave Flaubert's famous quoteو for MAGIX 2022, we invite artists to tell their visual story of dreamy landscapes, fantasy characters, illusive creatures, futuristic images, sci-fi societies, horror imaginations, magical worlds, optical illusions, and abstract play of colors and lines.

DEADLINE: August 21, 2022

DATES: September 10, 2022 - October 10, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


International FiKVA Award for painters 2022

The International FiKVA Award for painters is a global online competition, open to all artists 18 years of age or older. The FiKVA Award welcomes entries in all genres from classical realism to hyperrealism, from surrealism to lowbrow and imaginative realism – as long as the artwork reads as representational and not abstract.

DEADLINE: August 25, 2022

AWARD INFO: The FiKVA Foundation announces its 1st international contest for representational & figurative painters. This competition aims to encourage and support artists financially and provide them with an opportunity to exhibit their best work online.

FEE: 25€

WHO: International; Painting


12th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition​

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 12th Annual “Landscapes” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of August 2022.

The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s September 2022 online group art exhibition. The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best abstract or representational art.

The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’, scenic vistas and related landscape subjects.

DEADLINE: August 27, 2022

DATES: September 10, 2022 - November 9, 2022

FEE: $25

WHO: International;  Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

24th Annual Pastel 100

Artists Network announces a call to artists for the 24th Annual Pastel 100 art competition. First Place: $5,000. Second Place: $2,500. Jurors: Lisa Gleim-Jonas, Cory Goulet, Jeanne Smith, Corey Pitkin, Michael Freeman. Work must be at least 80% soft pastel; no oil pastel. Nupastels and other "harder" pastels are considered soft pastels.

DEADLINE: August 29, 2022

DATES: September 10, 2022 - November 9, 2022

AWARD INFO: $5,000

FEE: $35

WHO: International; Work must be at least 80% soft pastel


August PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 19 categories. We award over $33,000 each year for this competition. The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition as well as a People’s Choice Award. Each of the 23 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

Because this competition is created by PleinAir magazine, which features not only plein air paintings, but also studio paintings, all types of paintings are eligible and do not need to have been completed in plein air. As we know, many studio paintings start with plein air sketches, and many plein air painters paint figures and still life. Our interest is in rewarding great paintings.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

AWARD INFO: Annual Awards $21,000 in CASH Awards 1st place $15,000 cash prize plus the cover of PleinAir magazine

FEE: Early Bird: $29/$12 Regular: $38/$16

WHO: International; Drawing, Painting




Ontario Festival of the Arts

The City of Ontario’s Community Life & Culture Agency, the Ontario Museum of History & Art, and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art are excited to announce the fourth annual Ontario Festival of the Arts to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10 AM – 5 PM. The Festival exemplifies the City’s commitment to making Ontario the destination for arts and culture in Southern California.

DEADLINE:  August 2, 2022

DATES:  October 15, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; booth fees apply 

WHO: Regional (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino counties); All mediums 


Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner 2022 Temporary Exhibit

Downtown Grand Junction's Art on the Corner is pleased to announce the 2022/2023 annual temporary public sculpture exhibit which is open to all sculpture artists. The sculpture must be an original creation by the artist. Interested artists are required to submit an application along with the requested supplemental materials for consideration by Monday, August 5, 2022.

The Art on the Corner (AOTC) is a year-round outdoor public sculpture exhibit displayed in Downtown Grand Junction and was one of the first of its kind in the country. The display includes more than 100 sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles. The program has been recognized and mimicked in communities across the world and is currently celebrating its 38th year. 

DEADLINE:  August 5, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: Regional ( driving distance of Grand Junction CO); Sculpture/Public Art 


New York Center for Photographic Art: 10th Anniversary Call For Entry

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

DEADLINE:  August 7, 2022

AWARD INFO:  $4000 in cash prizes

FEE: $35

WHO: International; Photography


Queer Art(ists) Now Open Call

Queer Art(ists) Now is back from the depths of pandemic oblivion, resurrected and hungry. It is open call platform/exhibition for contemporary, UK based, Queer artists and makers.

2022 will be the fourth edition of the country's biggest Queer 'Open' Arts Extravaganza, and it is brought to you by Queer Art(ists) Now, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest and the gorgeous gallery, Space Station 65 in Kennington, London.

The exhibition provides a snap-shot of what Queer artists are making right now; an insight into the thoughts, preoccupations, aesthetics, and politics of current Queer art. We are interested in the work you are making. Make it political, make it social, make it beautiful, make it how you make it.

DEADLINE: August 9, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Queer identifying artists and makers in the UK; All mediums 

Call for Entry - Stories from My Childhood

The Northern Illinois Art Museum is seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text. Event should be from pre-teen years.

The NIU Art Museum is currently accepting submissions in all media. This call is open to all artists in the United States 18 years of age or older. Up to 25% of a piece of artwork may have been produced by the artist as a child.

Works will be selected from a national call for entry by NIU Art Museum staff members and the museum’s Exhibition Advisory Committee. $2,000 in total prize money including $1,000 Best of Show from an anonymous donor will be awarded.

DEADLINE:  August 20, 2022

DATES:  November 29, 2022 - February 17, 2023

AWARD INFO:  $2,000 total in prize money including $1,000 best of show.

FEE: $35

WHO: National; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


International Portrait Film Festival

IPFF is on the path towards its third edition in 2022. Once again, we will celebrate short portrait cinema and art with the potential to explore, educate, and transform.

A portrait is an image heavy with meaning. Multilayered and multifaceted, it has a visual, psychological, material, emotional and spiritual dimension.

Unravelled in art, the painted, the literary, the photographic portrait is often perceived by the human mind as a still frozen in time. But, in fact, it has already undergone a transformation. From its true origin, through the consciousness that revives the brush, the quill and the lens, to the semblance that begins its life on the canvas and on the page. Imitation and repetition, but with endless potential for future metamorphoses.

The film portrait, too, is captured in time. It is not motionless - literally and metaphorically. The cinematographic portrait is a soul in the form of light encountering the canvas of the white screen. The portrait is a trace. And a sign. A secret. A reverie.

DEADLINE: August 25, 2022

DATES:  November 10, 2022 - November 20, 2022

FEE: 10.50 - 18 USD

WHO: International; Film/Video/New Media




Here are a couple of great sites we recommend to find even more artist opportunities!

Artwork Archive | Call for Entry

Free to peruse, we feature everything from dream residencies and life-changing grants, to fun festivals, art business workshops, and competitions for some extra cash. We make it easy to search, too! Filter by opportunity type, location, event dates, eligibility, and more to find exactly what your art practice needs to flourish.


While you may know this site for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards. Search through the listings at no cost which covers all the need-to-know details for applying, including entry deadline, fees, location eligibility, and more.

The Art Guide

Not sure if you want to apply through a third party, Art Guide is the free artist opportunity site for you. This call for entries website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering the grant. The list is updated daily so there'll always be a great new opportunity to pursue.

Formerly Artist Opportunity Monthly, all you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you thoroughly screened opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile. A more comprehensive monthly list is offered at $5 a year.

Another site you may have heard of is According to their website, it is “the largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.” The site may cost you a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can still browse many grants listed for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.

Curator Space

CuratorSpace is a project management toolkit for curators, organizers, galleries, and artists. It is designed to take the hassle out of managing exhibitions, competitions, fairs, and a whole lot more. Plus, they are a great site for finding art opportunities worldwide!

Re-title is a service for professional contemporary artists searching for opportunities, such as competitions, exhibitions, residencies, etc. A site for international contemporary art, this is another great site to find opportunities around the world! There’s even a map you can click on to search opportunities regionally and world clocks at the top of their site so you can submit applications on time!

Res Artist is a Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies from around the globe. The network comprises more than 700 vetted members in over 85 countries. They aim to support and connect residencies, engage and advocate the importance of residencies in today’s society by providing artists with resources and upcoming residency information. 

Art Rabbit 

Art Rabbit compiles a selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art-related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers, and curators. They publish a selection of open calls from a pool of submissions and editorial research. Only open calls believed to offer meaningful benefits to applicants at different stages of their careers are published.

Creative Capital 

Creative Capital is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund artists in the creation of groundbreaking new work in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, technology, and multidisciplinary practices, including socially-engaged work in all forms. Our pioneering model of grantmaking also provides thousands of artists with scaffolding and infrastructure support via professional development programs, networking opportunities, and educational resources.

Art Show attracts thousands of artists and art enthusiasts each day. They advertise worldwide juried shows, exhibitions, and competitions across any and all mediums. has been recognized in "Must-See Web Sites for Artists" by The Artist's Magazine and has received favorable mention in several other art publications, including American Artist, Southwest Art, Watercolor Magic, and The Pastel Journal, as well as The Wall Street Journal.


Ready to apply?

Applications can be extensive. After all, organizations need to ensure their funding will be in good hands. 

Be prepared to present yourself in the best light by having your information and images in an organized manner—and avoiding the last-minute stress of scrambling to find files.

Art inventory software like Artwork Archive can help you get ready to apply for grants and opportunities without the hassle. 

With Artwork Archive, you can manage jury-ready photos of your work and their inventory details, as well as generate professional documents like portfolio pages and inventory reports. If asked for a list of past exhibitions and competitions to validate your professional status, you can see your complete show history with the click of a button. Just think of the time you’ll save not having to remember or dig up all of this information!

You can even add application deadlines to the “My Schedule” feature and receive email reminders before it’s time to submit so you never miss out on these opportunities.

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