The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in December 2023

Artwork Archive | November 13, 2023

Ashely Peifer in her backyard studio. Photo by Crystal Liepa.

Each month, Artwork Archive curates the best art opportunities for visual artists. 

Our team at Artwork Archive has curated an exclusive list of the best artist residencies, grants, and open calls with deadlines in December 2023.

What's more? The 2024 guide is just around the corner, so stay tuned for its release—packed with even more opportunities to elevate your art career. Be the first to get the free guide by joining our newsletter, where you get the best opportunities delivered directly to your inbox. 

Exploring artist opportunities goes beyond merely seeking the next project; it's about enriching your artistic journey and building an art business and career—they serve as stepping stones in an artist's career by fostering growth and artistic development.

When you have found an opportunity that is a good fit, you can use Artwork Archive's platform to streamline your application process. Our comprehensive tools enable artists to efficiently manage submissions, track deadlines, and organize crucial application materials such as portfolios, artist statements, and CVs. Simplifying this administrative aspect allows you to gain more opportunities and spend less time on applications.

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December 1, 2023

AWTF Biogas Flare Artwork Project
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget $75,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Description
Eligibility Info

open to all U.S.-based artists, designers, or creative individuals or artist teams regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability

December 1, 2023

Winter issue "West" - Cover Art, Visual Art
Competition

  • Organization: Compass Rose Literary Journal
  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: 2.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

December 1, 2023

8th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Competition
Competition

  • Organization: Fusion Art
  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 5, 2023 - January 4, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 1-2 images / $40 for up to 5 images
  • Award Info: Choice of a cash prize or complimentary one-year membership to Fusion Art's Members Gallery for Best in Show winners. Winners and finalists are provided with extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

December 1, 2023

2024 New Mexico Arts Artist Residency - Lincoln Historic Site
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Award Info: all-inclusive stipend of $14,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lincoln, New Mexico
Description
Eligibility Info

The project is open to United States residents aged 18 years and older. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. The residency is open to all creative genres: Photographers, Visual Artists, Composers, Choreographers, Actors, Literary Artists, Musicians, etc.

December 1, 2023

Jean W. Wallace Wetlands Trailhead Sculpture
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: $15,000-$18,000
  • Eligibility: Regional
Description
Eligibility Info

open to artists living in the Mid-America Region of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas

December 1, 2023

Girl Art Now
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

All US artists

December 1, 2023

Winter Art Show - City of Frisco, TX
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 10, 2023 - January 14, 2024
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

This open call for art is open to artists in Texas who are ages 18 & up.

December 1, 2023

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Competition

  • Organization: CherryArts
  • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: July 5, 2024 - July 7, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 45
  • Award Info: $30,000 offered in artist purchase awards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists except those working in New Media/Video/Sound Art

December 3, 2023

Arts Elevated at RST 2024
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 3, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 5, 2024 - November 10, 2024
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to any 2D medium. The artist will need to drop off and pick up the artwork at the Rochester International Airport

December 3, 2023

Foundation House Artist Residency Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: December 3, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 26, 2024 - February 4, 2024
  • Award Info: Each resident will be given a stipend, private bedroom and bathroom, all meals plus full kitchen access, and access to studio space, a wide variety of common areas, and 75 acres of land to explore and enjoy.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Greenwich, CT 06831, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

At Foundation House, we believe that conversations about these critical topics are not complete without the input of artists and designers, and it is our privilege to be able to offer the space for creative people of all disciplines to work and therefore be a part of those conversations.

December 4, 2023

Call for Artists | Peoria Utility Box Art Wraps
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: December 4, 2023
  • Award Info: $350
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Peoria , AZ, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

This opportunity is open to artists, illustrators, designers, students and otherwise creative community members residing in the Peoria area, working in any medium, as long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a 2-dimensional vinyl wrap.

All in one platform for artists.

December 4, 2023

"Color, Shape, Space" - up to $1,500 in Awards, Entry is FREE
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: December 4, 2023
  • Award Info: Up to $1,500 cash awards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except film/new media/video

December 6, 2023

Donner Trail Park Request for Qualifications
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 6, 2023
  • Award Info: Finalists will receive a $2,000 honorarium, Budget: $107,500
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Description
Eligibility Info

U.S.-based artists or artist-led teams

December 6, 2023

2024 Craft Archive Fellowship
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: December 6, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 1, 2024 - September 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Award Amount: $5,000 Grant Period: 9 months
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

21 years of age or older
Eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.

December 6, 2023

2024 Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: December 6, 2023
  • Award Info: honorarium of $2500
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media
  • Location: Santa Monica, California
Description
Eligibility Info

visual, digital and performing artists living in Los Angeles County

December 8, 2023

Mercer County Cass Street Prison Mural Project
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: $150,000
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Description
Eligibility Info

This RFQ is open to artists/artist teams residing or working within the tri-state area (NJ, NY, CT, and PA).

December 8, 2023

Sunrise City Hall Wall Art – South Florida Nature and Wildlife
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Sunrise, Florida
Description
Eligibility Info

open to all U.S.-based visual arts Professional Artists/Artist Teams. Professional Artists/Artist Teams

December 8, 2023

2024 Call for Artist- Center for Performing Artists
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Mountain View, California
Description
Eligibility Info

open to all professional artists/artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the local 11 San Francisco Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma).

December 8, 2023

Street + Still Life + Fashion
Competition

  • Organization: Black Box Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - January 20, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 40.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Portland, Oregon 97214, United States
Description

December 8, 2023

Painting the Blues
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 16, 2023 - January 19, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Award Info: Over $400 in cash prizes
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based artists. Any 2D media is acceptable (view unacceptable media below). These include but are not limited to: Watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oils, ink, casein, and egg tempera.

December 9, 2023

The New Artist | Call For Artists!
Exhibition

  • Organization: Boomer Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: December 9, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 15, 2023 - December 20, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London Se1 2tu, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

Free guide to applying for grants.

December 10, 2023

9th Annual Juried Photography Show
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 10, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 16, 2024 - March 2, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: BEST OF SHOW—$1,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Sheridan , Wyoming
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers residing in the US.

December 11, 2023

Call for Entries: Monochrome
Competition

  • Organization: PhotoPlace Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: December 11, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 2, 2024 - February 23, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Submission: $39 for 5 images, $6 each additional
  • Award Info: 35 images will be selected for exhibition in our gallery with distinctions for Juror’s Award, Director’s Award, and Honorable Mention. 40 images will be selected for our online gallery.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Middlebury, VT 05753, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all photographers

December 11, 2023

Call for Art, Gallery Without Walls 2024-2026
Competition

  • Organization: Arts Council of Lake Oswego
  • Submission Deadline: December 11, 2023
  • Award Info: $1000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to various media, including sculpture, social practice, new media, projections, and murals

December 12, 2023

"Beautiful | Grotesque" - FREE Entry, $1,000 Award Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: December 12, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

December 13, 2023

EXPO 43
Competition

  • Organization: b.j. spoke gallery
  • Submission Deadline: December 13, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Huntington, NY 11743, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

December 13, 2023

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: December 13, 2023
  • Award Info: 8,000
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: New York, NY 10018, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

New York state residents. 25 years or older.

December 14, 2023

🍁 FALL * NEW $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
Competition

  • Organization: Innovate Grant
  • Submission Deadline: December 14, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Innovate Grant awards: + 1 x $1,800.00 Grant to a Visual Artist + 1 x $1,800.00 Grant to a Photographer + 8 x Honorable Mentions Interviews
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

open internationally to all artists

December 14, 2023

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2024
Other

  • Organization: Wandsworth Arts Fringe
  • Submission Deadline: December 14, 2023
  • Event Dates: June 7, 2024 - June 23, 2024
  • Award Info: Grants are available
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

December 15, 2023

Call for Art-EMOTIONAL THRESHOLDS
Exhibition

  • Organization: Art Fluent
  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00 first entry, $10 for each additional
  • Award Info: $1,250.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

December 15, 2023

New Orleans Jazz Fest Volunteer Photographer Program 2024
Other

  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Description
Eligibility Info

The program is open to:

Student photographers
Amateur photographers
Professional photographers

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December 15, 2023

Plein Aire Perspectives 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 5, 2024 - January 25, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to Hawaii based plein air painters

December 15, 2023

Artist at Soane Residency Programme
Residency

  • Organization: Parker Harris Co
  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Award Info: There will be an honorarium of £2000 per artist or collaboration, to cover materials, travel and other expenses.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally

December 15, 2023

Call For Applications 2024
Residency

  • Organization: Montresso* Art Foundation
  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

December 15, 2023

Awesome: A Show of Joy and Hope
Exhibition

Awesome: A Show of Joy and Hope
  • Organization: Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists
  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: Best in Show, Award of Distinction, People's Choice, Artist's Choice
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

December 16, 2023

Blue Sky 2024 Pacific Northwest Drawers
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 16, 2023
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
Description
Eligibility Info

Photographic artists based in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are welcome to apply

December 17, 2023

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles (April 2024)
Exhibition

  • Organization: The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art
  • Submission Deadline: December 17, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 4, 2024 - April 7, 2024
  • Award Info: The Fair package includes a booth at a 4-day in-person event at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, pre-fair operations and marketing workshops, booth curation feedback, and more. Fees start at $2,240.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists except Film/Video/New Media

December 17, 2023

Amplify Arts
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: December 17, 2023
  • Award Info: Artist Grants are awarded in individual amounts of $500 or $1,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Any artist, organizer, collaborative duo, or collective maintaining a residence within the Omaha Metro Area including Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders counties in Nebraska, and Pottawattamie, Mills, and Harrison counties in Iowa is eligible to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years-old. An undergraduate or graduate degree is not required to apply for this grant.
Artist Grants are open to artists and organizers of all disciplines regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religious background, differing abilities, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic status.
Applicants who have received past support from Amplify in the form of a Micro Grant, Artist Support Grant, or Public Impact Grant must wait one year after their grant term has ended to reapply. This does not include Generator Grant recipients or those who have participated in Alternate Currents or other Amplify Arts programs.
Applications submitted by, or in partnership with, other 501(c)3 non-profit organizations or fiscal sponsors will not be considered.

December 17, 2023

The Abstract Image
Exhibition

The Abstract Image
  • Organization: The Chateau Gallery (TCG)
  • Submission Deadline: December 17, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - February 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all photographers

December 25, 2023

SwaKarya International Art Competition 2023
Competition

  • Organization: SwaKarya Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: December 25, 2023
  • Entry Fee: USD15 per artwork
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

December 27, 2023

13th Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition
Competition

  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: December 27, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.
  • Award Info: The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except video/new media/film

All in one platform for artists.

December 29, 2023

University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 29, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: $366,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Description
Eligibility Info

This project is open to professional artists and artist teams; artists who belong to a historically underrepresented population are strongly encouraged to apply. Utah artists will be given additional weight in the selection process. Applicants must have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other).

December 30, 2023

Call for Pour Painters in NYC
Exhibition

Call for Pour Painters in NYC
  • Organization: Pagan Marketing of L.A. Pagan LLC
  • Submission Deadline: December 30, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 1, 2024 - February 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $6
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Bronx, NY 10451, United States
Description

December 30, 2023

Palm Springs Pride Art Installation
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 30, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: $500,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: Palm Springs, California
Description
Eligibility Info

This is an open call for artists, with preferential treatment to those connected to the Palm Springs area and the Greater Coachella Valley.

December 31, 2023

The Meeting Point - Open Call
Exhibition

The Meeting Point - Open Call
  • Organization: The Starving Artist
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Online exhibition and Publication
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists worldwide

December 31, 2023

St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital Gallery exhibit
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Description

December 31, 2023

Rising Star Fellowship
Grants & Fellowships

  • Organization: Etcheve
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: The fellow will be given funds so they can study, use cutting-edge technology, and interact with professionals and other artists.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

December 31, 2023

2024 Soiree Call for Artist & Artisans
Other

  • Organization: Anderson Arts Center
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 26, 2024 - April 27, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $10.00
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

December 31, 2023

Call for Proposals: 2024 Temporary Public Art Installation
Public Art & Proposals

  • Organization: Waterville Creates
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024
  • Award Info: The minimum award is $25,000; maximum award is $50,000.
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Waterville, Maine 04901, United States
Description

December 31, 2023

Our Sea of Islands Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Description
Eligibility Info

This call is open to artists Indigenous to the following Pacific Island nations or territories, including American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaiʻi, Kiribati, Republic of the MarshalI Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Niue, Norfolk Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and Republic of China (Taiwan).

December 31, 2023

City of Loveland TAAP 2D 2024 (The Art Advocacy Project)
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: honorarium of $350.00
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Loveland, Colorado
Description
Eligibility Info

This project is open to all Colorado artists of two-dimensional media.

Free guide to applying for grants.

December 31, 2023

2025 Exhibition Proposals - The Arts Center (TAC)
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists 18 or older

December 31, 2023

CT AIDS Memorial
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: $75,000-$175,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Description
Eligibility Info

Applicants must be experienced visual/sculpture/public art artists or artist-led teams. Preference will be given to artists residing in the state of Connecticut.

December 31, 2023

Call for Art: The Future of Female
Exhibition

Call for Art: The Future of Female
  • Organization: Dayton Society of Artists
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 2, 2024 - March 23, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 15 ea. piece up to 3 pieces
  • Award Info: $600 in Awards
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Dayton, OH 45403, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Ohio-based artists

December 31, 2023

South Porch Artists Residency
Residency

  • Organization: South Porch Artists
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Summerville, South Carolina 29483, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists and thinkers, ages 21+, ranging from emerging to established and working in variety of genres are welcome to apply.

December 31, 2023

December PleinAir Salon $50,000 Art Competition
Competition

December PleinAir Salon $50,000 Art Competition
  • Organization: PleinAir magazine
  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 3, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Entry Fee: Early Bird: $29/$12 Regular: $38/$16
  • Award Info: $2050 per month, over $50,000 annually
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

January 5, 2024

Skowhegan
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: January 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 8, 2024 - August 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20-80.00
  • Award Info: For over seven decades, Skowhegan has offered artists the opportunity to engage fully with their studio practice, with their peers, and with distinguished faculty and mentors in its nine-week intensive & residential program. The experience of living and working exclusively alongside other artists has proven to be transformative time and time again.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Madison, Maine 04950, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Aside from being over 21, there are no eligibility requirements. Academic credentials and/or training in art are not a prerequisite and are not considered in the admissions process.

All in one platform for artists

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

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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.

CaFÉ

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.

ArtOpportunities.org

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.

ArtDeadline.com

Another site you may have heard of is ArtDeadline.com. 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.com

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!

Resartis.org

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. Their 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

Artshow.com attracts thousands of artists and art enthusiasts each day. They advertise worldwide juried shows, exhibitions, and competitions across any and all mediums. Artshow.com 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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