The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in February 2023

Paige Simianer | January 19, 2023

Is applying to more opportunities part of your New Year's system? If so, we got you covered. 

Whether you want to submit your work to compete in hopes of winning a few extra dollars, or try your hand at an artist residency, we’ve found some of the best opportunities out there for artists of all nationalities and in all types of media.

Find the perfect opportunity to apply to with our February guide below. Then read on to learn how to make sure you’re ready to hit “send” as soon as these opportunities arise. 

Pro Tip: Add a deadline to your Schedule on Artwork Archive and stay on top of your game! Click the 'add to schedule' button under a call. You'll be redirected to the call on our 2023 Artist Opportunity Guide where you can add that opportunity directly to your schedule! 


Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of their work. Each year, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $60,000, $30,000, $20,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $7.00

AWARD INFO: $60,000, $30,000, or $20,000

ELIGIBILITY: International; Sculpture, Ceramic Artists 


Artist Entrepreneurial Grant 

Artist Entrepreneurial Grants support opportunities that will benefit artists’ careers and small businesses, including the development of business skills, participation in programs to raise the level and quality of their art, and participation in programs that will bring their art to the widest possible programs. Individual professional New Hampshire artists, makers, and creatives, 18 years of age or over, who devote a majority of their time to practicing, performing, and/or teaching an arts discipline. Applicants must also have been in New Hampshire for one full year and still be residents at the time grants are awarded may apply. 

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $250-$1,000

ELIGIBILITY: State (New Hampshire-based artists); All Mediums 


Visual Arts and Craft Maker Award, Creative Scotland + local authorities

Scotland The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) are a program of small grants schemes delivered with a range of local authorities and art agencies across Scotland to support Scotland-based visual artists and craft makers in their creative development. Established by Creative Scotland, these partnerships give support at a local level and work with local panels to offer funds to support practitioners at all stages of their career who have demonstrated a commitment to their work and in developing their practice through new work, new skills or new opportunities. Visit link for more details.

DEADLINE: February 7, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: A fixed bursary of £500 or £750

ELIGIBILITY: Regional (Scotland-based artists); all mediums 


Art Talent Fair - Prize

The "Art Talent Fair" prize, a contemporary art award dedicated to emerging artists, offers you the opportunity to exhibit your art taking part in the "Lucca Art Fair", in the prestigious setting of the Royal College of Lucca in the heart of Tuscany, April 21-23, 2023. It's a great opportunity for the 10 selected artists who will exhibit their art at the stand of the Moho Art Gallery. The prize is given to the best international talents in contemporary art and is reserved for artworks with a value of up to € 5,000. The prize is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world. 

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

DATES: April 21-23, 2023


AWARD INFO: €5,000

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


Arts Missoula Grants! 2023

Arts Missoula is pleased to provide individual artists up to $2,500 in unrestricted grant funds to help establish, grow, and sustain a Missoula-based livelihood in the arts. Grants are focused on community-building through the arts, providing financial assistance for individual artists living in Missoula County, whose creative work connects with and enriches the community.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: up to $2,500

ELIGIBILITY: Local (Missoula County artists); All mediums 



Massee Arts Grant, Project Funding by The British Mycological Society

The British Mycological Society's Massee Arts Grant aims to support the creation of artistic works that stimulate dialogue between artists, mycologists and the public. The total fund is £10,000 per annum, a maximum of £5,000 per project. Deadline for applications: 28th February 2023.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: €5,000

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 



The Tidal Shift Award aims to leverage the power of socially-aware artworks, awarding and platforming teenagers and young adults who are focused on solutions for climate change. Currently accepting submissions of artworks that relate to the climate crisis through theme, subject matter, solutions, and more. Artists between the ages 14-22 are eligible to apply. Young artists of any ethnic or racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability are encouraged to apply. 

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO:  Division 1: Ages 14-18, $2,500, Division 2: Ages 19-22, $5,000

ELIGIBILITY: Regional (Artists who live in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont); All mediums 



The Circ Artist Grant is open to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists in an international open call.

The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their artistic work. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $850 each to enhance and further their creative practice.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 

AWARD INFOTwo artists per grant cycle are awarded $850

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums except video and film art



13th Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Exhibition

A call to artists! Sitar Arts Center is excited to announce its 13th Annual Juried Exhibition. The theme this year is Unity and the Environment.

Sitar Arts Center’s Cafritz Gallery celebrates not only the artwork of our students, faculty, and staff but the community as well. The Gallery Series aims to educate the Sitar Arts Center community about the visual arts from both the artist and viewer’s perspective, while giving young emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit professionally.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: February 27, 2023 - April 10, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Member: $5 Non-Member: $10

AWARD INFO: up to $400 & Solo Exhibition at Sitar Arts Center

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


March Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our March Group Art Show.

The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: March 1, 2023 - March 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $30.00

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.-based) 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers.


Call for Art: SHE

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, SHE. Throughout the ages, women have held the world on their shoulders. Females are the essence of life, representing softness, unconditional love, strength, courage, resilience, and hope- the world would not be what it is today without them. Femininity conjures up deep emotions and feelings that are just as vast and varied as there are people. And, in all the roles a woman symbolizes, she has been a constant source of inspiration to artists since the beginning of time. Show ‘SHE’ from your perspective.

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

DATES: March 1, 2023 - March 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $25.00

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 


Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) seeks the best in contemporary watercolor and water media painting for the RI 211th Exhibition.

The show, in spring 2023, offers the opportunity to win prizes & awards worth over £7,500 and have your work seen by thousands of visitors to Mall Galleries.

The exhibition is the largest of its kind in the world, featuring over 400 of the finest contemporary water-based media paintings from around the globe. Since its founding in 1831, the RI has become universally recognized as one of the leading art institutes.

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

ENTRY FEE: £20 per artwork, or £14 for under 35s

AWARD INFO: Opportunity to win prizes & awards worth over £7,500

ELIGIBILITY: International; Painting


Show Off!

The Virginia Beach Art Center (VB-AC) presents a nation-wide showcase that gives artists an opportunity to submit their very best pieces without begin bound by a theme. Artists from Alabama to Wyoming and all US territories are invited to show off their personal best. What will you choose?

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

DATES: March 3—April 2, 2023


AWARD INFO: A total of $2,000 in cash awards will be given; Best in Show:  $700

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); All Mediums 

“What is Art?” 5th Edition

What is art in the 21st century? While some artists are keeping a very traditional approach to art, others are taking risks into the unknown and there has always been a constant debate about "What Is Art" and what makes it valuable.

In a contemporary world, success can be seen in varied approaches; great examples are Damien Hirst and David Hockney, two of the world's most famous and wealthiest artists, with such different approaches to contemporary art.

This exhibition aims to create a dialogue between different approaches to contemporary art and demonstrate that either way can be successful. This exhibition will take place in our space in the Tower Bridge area, London, UK. The space is located in one of the most iconic places in the world and the most visited place in the whole UK.

DEADLINE: February 4th, 2023

DATES: February 10—15th, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


The Shelley Lazarus Award for Excellence in Watercolor

The Artists Gallery (TAG) has created The Shelley Lazarus Award for Excellence in Watercolor to honor Shelley Lazarus, a current and Founding Member of TAG Gallery since 1993. She is a Los Angeles-based watercolor artist and teacher. Her work is in numerous public, corporate and private collections in the U.S. and abroad including the library at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Shelley’s work was seen at in the International Art Competition for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She is a member of the Watercolor Honor Society and a signature member of the Oklahoma National Watercolor Society. 

DEADLINE: February 4th, 2023

DATES: March 8—April 1, 2023


AWARD INFO: First Place - $500, Second Place - $250, Third Place -$100

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Watermedia


In The Abstract

SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions) invites artists and designers to enter our juried In the Abstract virtual exhibit.  The SFVACC seeks artists who can provide a well-rounded range of 2D and 3D abstract art. 

DEADLINE: February 5th, 2023

DATES: March 1—March 31, 2023


AWARD INFO: Best of Show $800

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); All Mediums 



Apply now for the NAE Open 2023, an exhibition and professional development opportunity for UK-based artists from the Global Ethnic Majority and all artists from Nottinghamshire. The NAE Open is an open platform for artists to apply and exhibit their work at NAE. A key aim of the show is to platform and raise the profile of the selected artists. Beyond the public exhibition itself, which will be held across NAE’s Main Gallery and Street Gallery from May 2023, artists selected for the show will also be in the running for a range of prizes including future exhibitions, cash awards, and developmental opportunities.

DEADLINES: February 5, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: cash awards among other prizes

ELIGIBILITY: Regional (UK-based artists from the Global Ethnic Majority and all artists from Nottinghamshire)


Diversia 32nd - UN Calendar - February 2023

Exhibizone proudly presents the 32nd artist call from its well-known international smart online exhibition series, Diversia.

Following UN calendar, Diversia encourages artists to share their art in relation to international events and critical situation recognized by United Nations.

While the subject is free, this month's exhibition focuses on UN calendar in February 2023:

February 01-07: Harmony

February 02: Wetlands

February 04: Fraternity

February 10: Pulses 

February 11: Women in Science

February 13: Radio

February 20: Justice

February 21: Languages

DEADLINE: February 5th, 2023

DATES: February 20—March 20, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Cash prizes, exhibition prizes, and promotional prizes

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 


Art Around Town, Carbondale, CO

The Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission is seeking 15 outdoor street sculptures for the annual rotating "Art Around Town" show. This highly recognized and esteemed show is located in downtown Carbondale on Main St and the Rio Grande Trail. Carbondale is located 30 miles from Aspen, and draws in a diverse local and international community for art appreciation. Carbondale is also included in a Creative Arts District, and has many art shows, theatrical performances and festivals throughout the year. The Public Art Commission assists in the marketing and sales of the sculptures to enhance the possibility of an artist commission. An artist reception and community art walk takes place on June 1, 2023, and offers every artist a unique opportunity to market their sculpture directly to the community. 

DEADLINE: February 6th, 2023

DATES: June 1, 2023—May 15, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Carbondale, CO

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Public Art, Sculpture 


Collectors Choice 2023

Studio Channel Islands, a 501c 3 non-profit organization, is seeking submissions of artwork to be DONATED. Out of the donated pieces our juror will go through a selection process to choose accepted works. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) the accepted pieces will participate in a month-long exhibit closing with our annual Collectors Choice Fundraising Event at The Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo CA. 

DEADLINE: February 6th, 2023

DATES: March 4—March 24, 2023


AWARD INFO: First Place: $1,000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250

ELIGIBILITY: International; All media except video, performance and installation



Art Connective Members Group Show

Celebrating the art of the members of our nonprofit org! Active members enter three works for free, open to all mediums and themes. Visit the website to become a member. The top three winning artworks will be judged by Katie Ries. 

DEADLINE: February 9, 2023

DATES: February 16, 2023 - April 15, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply for members

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 


2023 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show encourages artists to continue to grow and stretch the limits of their media. The Craft Show is committed to presenting the most thoughtful, original, and skilled American & International craft and design objects. The exploration of new technology has historically been a part of craft practice. The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is looking for one-of-a-kind and limited edition objects that have been conceived and perfected by the artist's own hands and created in the artist’s studio.

Open internationally to artists working in craftwork. (Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood)

DEADLINE: February 9, 2023

DATES: February 17, 2023 - February 19, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

ELIGIBILITY: International, Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline ​


Allegany National Photography Show

The Allegany Arts Council seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, April 1-22, 2023 at the Saville and Schwab Galleries, Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland. $6,500 in awards. Juror: Todd Tubutis, Director and Curator of the Art Museum at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Awards to be presented in three categories of fine art photography: color, monochrome, and photography as sculpture. The latter category is dedicated to three-dimensional, multi-media installations that are fundamentally photography-based. 

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: April 1-22, 2023


AWARD INFO: $6,500 in awards

ELIGIBILITY: National; Photography 


36th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

The 36th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Johanna Gosse, Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Culture, University of Idaho and Executive Editor of Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus.

Eligible for entry are works in any medium that is on or of paper. The artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: March 23, 2023 - May 5, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $35.00

AWARD INFO: $3,000

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Works on Paper (Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting)



Environments define the external world that surrounds us. Whether it is the magnificent view of a national park, the rooms of your house, or anything in between, this exhibit will explore the different meanings, influences and expressions of the concept of environments. Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the Environments exhibit at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. This all-media show is open to all artists 18 and over who reside in the United States.

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: March 30, 2023 - May 12, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $35.00

AWARD INFO: $3,000

ELIGIBILITY:  National (U.S.); All Mediums 


Femina 2023 (Exhibition and Publication)

Gallerium proudly invite visual artists to apply for Femina 2023 to celebrate International Women's Day and raise awareness for women's achievements, rights, and equality.

As UN stated in their celebration for International Women's Day, "Women of the world want and deserve an equal future, free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that is sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all."

Emphasizing on UN quote for International Women's Day in March 2023, we invite all artists working in any medium to join us in this celebration by sharing their visual story about women.

The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art: Femina publication and showcased in Femina international online group exhibition by Gallerium.

DEADLINE: February 12, 2023

DATES: March 8—April 8, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 



Art in the Village

The North Shore Art League seeks artists for a juried art show, June 24 & 25, 2023 at Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka, IL. Up to $3,000 of award money. Media Categories: Painting (Oils, Acrylics or Watercolors), Drawing (Colored Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal or Graphite), Printmaking (Lithography, Intaglio, Relief, Etching, Aquatint, Monoprint, Serigraphy, etc.), Sculpture (Bronze, Metal, Terra Cotta, Wood, Glass, etc.), Mixed Media, Fine Art Jewelry (handmade and/or forged and artist designed), Photography (captured and processed by the artist; printed on archival-quality paper, signed and numbered), Digital Art (No giclees. Collage or original digital images are appropriate).

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

DATES: June 24 & 25, 2023


AWARD INFO: Up to $3,000 of award money. 

LOCATION: Winnetka, IL

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


Watercolor USA 2023 at the Springfield Art Museum

The City of Springfield/Springfield Art Museum seeks entries for a juried watercolor exhibition, June 10 - September 3, 2023 in Springfield, MO. Awards: $3,000; $2,000; $1,500; $1,000; Possible Museum Purchase Awards; Additional $300 prizes; Artist materials. Juror: Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS, AIS, LPAPA. Any artist, 18 years of age or older, currently living in the U.S. or its territories/possessions. Artwork must be original, executed after January 1, 2022, and not previously shown at the Museum. A maximum of two artworks per artist may be submitted. Watercolor media must be on watercolor paper substrate and framed using an acrylic covering. No glass allowed unless hand-delivered. Artwork must utilize water-soluble paint as the primary medium used in a traditional watercolor-like manner. The Museum is particularly interested in artists who utilize watercolor in intriguing ways, in terms of both imagery and process. 3-D watercolor-painted paper sculpture is allowed. Prints are not allowed. 

DEADLINE: February 22, 2023

DATES: June 10 - September 3, 2023


AWARD INFO: $3,000; $2,000; $1,500; $1,000; Possible Museum Purchase Awards; Additional $300 prizes

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Watermedia 


Art Biologic

SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 18 - June 10, 2023 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. This thematic exhibition is based on art inspired by nature and biology. Eligible are all art forms relating to, or gaining inspiration from nature and biology. Including but not limited to: landscape, fruits, vegetables, flowers, fauna, biological science and human figuration in the context of nature and biology. All media acceptable.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023

DATES: May 18, 2023 - June 10, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 


Unleash Your Imagination| Theme: Portrait

Art Show International Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition. Up to $2,000 in cash prizes. Certificates of Recognition will be given to all, including Honorable Mention and Finalist awards. Global exposure and social media promotion are guaranteed. All artists from around the world are welcome to submit their best artworks: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, and installation. Anything that relates to faces, even faces of (non-human) animals, will be accepted for this contest.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023

DATES: March 5th—March 31st, 2023


AWARD INFO: Up to $2,000 in cash prizes

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


Fantastic Fibers 2023

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2023 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a FANTASTIC FIBERS exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to three separate pieces per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $35 to cover all entries. FANTASTIC FIBERS 2023 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 8th to June 24th, 2023.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: April 8, 2023 - June 24, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

AWARD INFO: $1,200

ELIGIBILITYInternational; Fiber and Textile arts


8th Annual Landscapes Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 8th Annual Landscapes art competition for an online exhibition during the month of February 2023.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farmland, trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests, wilderness, polar regions, rainforests, islands and tropical landscapes.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: February 7, 2023 - May 7, 2023


AWARD INFO:  Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2024 for Best in Show winners.

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 


West Michigan Art Competition

The 37th Annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition highlights outstanding artwork by Lower West Michigan artists who reside in a 25-county region. Artwork in any visual art media can be submitted by artists 18 yrs. and older. Five equal cash awards totaling $3000 are presented. Artists may submit one piece for consideration by the juror.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: March 25 – May 6, 2023


AWARD INFO: cash awards totaling $3000 

ELIGIBILITY: Regional (Lower West Michigan artists); All Visual Art Mediums 



The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, a non-profit arts organization located in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our "Kinetic" exhibition. The word kinetic relates to motion. Motion in space or agitation, in flux or changing. Kinetic energy is the energy an object has because of its motion. For over a century, artists have been incorporating movement into art – to explore the possibilities of movement, to introduce the notion of time, and to bring a different kind of life and energy to art.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: March 7–April 8, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $20.00

AWARD INFO: Juror’s Choice $1,000 cash award

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums


Juried Student Art Show 2023

The Juried Student Art Show welcomes submissions in a variety of mediums, including video, audio, 3-D model, sculpture, graphic design, photography, digital & manual painting, drawing, and illustration.

Jurors are made up of faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

Work will be selected for an in-person Spring 2023 Exhibition in The Champlain College Main Gallery. Dates TBD.

The Art Gallery supports and fosters innovative and experimental contemporary art in all media through exhibitions, events, projects, and residences. The Art Gallery is a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration and learning at the intersection of art and technology, and features the work of national, regional, and cultural contexts of the art of our time. Students also have the opportunity to learn more about the creative process and to think critically about the works presented.

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

ELIGIBILITY: Local (Burlington Students); All Mediums 


2023 Arkansas Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition

Artists across the country are encouraged to submit their work for the 2023 Arkansas Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition. Accepted works will be exhibited March 18 - April 22, 2023 at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery in Canehill, AR. The grand prize winners in each category will receive $2,500 and see their work featured on the state Turkey and Quail Stamps. First and second runners-up will each receive $500 and $250 respectively. Open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. Original, hand-created artwork only.

DEADLINE: February 4, 2023

DATES:  March 18, 2023 - April 22, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Grand prize $2,500

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); all Visual Art mediums except Photography and Digital Work.


GALEX 56 National Juried Competition

GALEX is a national competition and exhibition celebrating its 55th year. Open to artists working in all mediums, this year's juror, Claire Ashley, will award over $2,500 in prizes choosing over 75 works for the exhibition. DEADLINE: February 7, 2023 at 11:59pm

DEADLINE: February 7, 2023

DATES:  April 1—May 5th, 2023


AWARD INFOover $2,500 in prizes

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition

This 9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE), sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, will meld the region's rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition offering $6,500 in cash prizes.

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: April 1, 2023 - April 22, 2023


AWARD INFO: $6500 in prizes

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Photography 



Off Center - An International Ceramic Competition 2023

Blue Line Arts is pleased to announce the call for ceramic art for our annual show, Off Center: An International Ceramic Art Competition. Clay has long been a popular medium for artists to express their creativity and push the boundaries of what it means to be a ceramicist in the contemporary world of art. All forms of ceramic artwork are welcome including but not limited to: functional and non-functional pottery, abstraction, sculpture, multiple-piece installations, hanging pieces, jewelry, and mixed media.

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: April 8, 2023 - May 20, 2023


AWARD INFO: 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $100

ELIGIBILITY: International; Sculpture, Ceramics



Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, April 7-29, 2023. Over $3500 in Cash Awards. Juror: Hiromi Okumura. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media. All work submitted must be original (no reproductions), not done under supervision, not made from kits or patterns. All work must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2014, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried art show. 

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: April 7-29, 2023.


AWARD INFO: Over $3500 in Cash Awards

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media.



Artist Choice X (10) Juried Art Competition

Camelback Gallery announces an open call to artists worldwide, 18 years and older, for its 10th Artist Choice Competition. Cash awards, social and art media promotion, virtual award exhibition, top 14 award video, award certificates. We are looking for artwork in all styles, subject matter and mediums: painting, drawing, scratchboard, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography and mixed media. 

DEADLINE: February 12, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash awards, social and art media promotion, virtual award exhibition

ELIGIBILITY: International; painting, drawing, scratchboard, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography and mixed media.


Open Call: "Cannibals of Love"

Cannibals of Love takes as its inspiration the romantic comedy genre in film and television – the “Rom Com” – to “cast” an exhibition that explores themes of love and humor.

This is an open-call. Visual artists are invited to submit works of art that are inspired by, critique, or reflect notions of heartache, summer flings, awkward love triangles, unlikely couples, one-night stands, unrequited loves, the “meet cute,” or other tropes of Rom Coms. More specifically, submitted works will explore romance and/or humor in relation to cinematically-scaled stories of pathos and eros.

Although the prompt might at first appear to engage with light-hearted frivolities, the curators seek a nuanced survey of contemporary artistic responses to love and power, as well as a diverse examination of relationships and romance. With the mention of cannibals in its title, the exhibition also welcomes investigations about the intersections of desire, appetites, and other perceived taboos and “improper” behaviors largely absent from or suppressed by Hollywood and Hallmark. Moreover, the curators invite critical approaches to the conventional heteronormativity, pervasive whiteness, and gender politics of the film genre.

DEADLINE: February 14, 2023

DATES: April 1, 2023 - May 20, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Cash awards, social and art media promotion, virtual award exhibition

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


38th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition

This annual juried exhibit showcases artwork from all over the state of California. "Made in California" strives to highlight artists in all stages of their careers and offers them a chance to compete for a number of awards, including the coveted solo show opportunity. This regional show features artwork from an extensive variety of mediums and explores creative movements happening in California.

DEADLINE: February 16, 2023

DATES: April 29, 2023 - July 23, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $20.00

AWARD INFO: First Place: $750, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250

ELIGIBILITY: State (California-based artists); All Mediums 

Beverly Hills Art Show

The City of Beverly Hills warmly welcomes fine artists to apply to the Beverly Hills Art Show. The Beverly Hills Art Show attracts an estimated 40,000 patrons during the third weekends of May and October. This outdoor exhibit takes place on the grassy terrain of the historic Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard. This show has grown to become one of the largest and most respected outdoor shows on the west coast, attracting not only the finest artists of Los Angeles, but globally as well. In addition to original art, this two-day show offers an outdoor dining area, a wine & beer garden with live music, artist demonstrations, and an artists’ reception.

DEADLINE: February 21, 2023

DATES: May 20, 2023 —May 21, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00 application fee through Feb 14; $55 fee February 15-21

AWARD INFO: $8550 + Mayor’s Purchase Award

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 


13th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 13th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Juried Art Competition. 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 March 2022 online group art exhibition.

The “Cityscapes” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of cityscape art. Cityscape subjects include cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects.

The gallery invites artists, regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: February 25, 2023

DATES: March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

AWARD INFOBest in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


4th Annual 2023 “Black History Month” Art Competition & Exhibition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from January 30th,2023 to February 26th, 2023. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D Black artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field or where they may reside.

This is an international competition and everyone, who meets the eligibility, is encouraged to participate. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from March 1st, 2023, to March 28th, 2023. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing, Photography/Digital Art and Mixed Media/3-Dimensional art. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Digital Winner’s Certificates, Event Collateral, and a Zoom interview for “In the Artist Studio Episodes” extended to selected winners.

DEADLINE: February 26, 2023

DATES: March 1, 2023 - March 28, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars

AWARD INFOPrizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Event Collateral and much more.

ELIGIBILITY: International Black artists; All mediums 


Medically-Themed Art Contest announces a call for entries. The winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, have their artwork displayed for 1 year, and have a chance to have a written Q and A published on or a live video interview. The 1st and 2nd runners up will have their work displayed for 6 months. The contest will be judged by Dr. Lucie Mitchell MD (founder of Phoenix Noir Designs). All forms of visual art with a medical theme will be considered. Acceptable forms of visual art include (painting, photography, mixed media, ceramic, tile, digital designs and other mediums). Submissions from both healthcare workers and non-medical professionals will be considered.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023. 

ENTRY FEE: $15 for two entries

AWARD INFO:  $100 Amazon gift card, artwork displayed for 1 year, and have a chance to have a written Q and A published on or a live video interview.

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


2023 Weir Farm Artist-In-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program at Weir Farm NHP selects artists to spend up to one month living and working at the park. Visual artists apply for residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: 2 weeks to 1-month long residency

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

LOCATION: Weir Farm National Historical Park, Connecticut 

ELIGIBILITY: International; All visual art mediums 


Once Upon Water

Once Upon Water is a two-week art residency to create artworks about the material and magical notions of water. Water is in constant flow and yet may present itself as still ~ a mirror that mesmerizes. In this state its reflective surface invites gazing at our physical selves, but also beyond our bodies to contemplate both our inner experiences and relationships with the outer world. Water gushes from deep below earth’s crevices, falls from elevations and hovers in misty formations. It traverses time, shape-shifts as it slides through various spaces, and is one of Mother Nature’s greatest Sculptors. At once, water pours out of taps in developed countries as a banal occurrence, while women in developing countries trek miles to fetch it clean. Alarmingly, earth is under threat of losing all its sea ice this century, while future wars are predicted to be fought over water rather than oil. Yet, the world’s greatest religions say water holds the power to purify and renew.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: May 9–24, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply; Residency fees apply 

LOCATION: Toronto Island, Canada

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


Masaha Residency 

A three-month visual arts residency in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, focusing on the role of cultural tradition in the arts.

Misk Art Residencies aims to support artistic development and practice by promoting the possibilities of meaningful exchange between the local community and the global cultural landscape. The Masaha Residency is designed to cultivate the art sector by facilitating discourse, research, and experimentation around themes that concern the local community.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: February 26–June 10, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply

LOCATION: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Visual Art Mediums 


Cultivate’s La Baldi Residency 

Located in the small historic village of Montegiovi, Italy, in southern Tuscany, Cultivate’s La Baldi Residency is open to artists, writers, and researchers. The multi-disciplinary, international residency expands Cultivate’s investigative platform centered on land, place, and the commons. Individuals and collective teams are free to experiment, develop ideas and projects, rejuvenate, and explore the land and culture of this special area for two-week or one-month stays. Two month-long residencies are awarded each year. The residency awards cover all fees.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: April 1—October 10th, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply

LOCATION: Montegiovi in Southern Tuscany, Italy 

ELIGIBILITY: International; Multi-disciplinary Artists, writers, researchers 


MacDowell Colony Residency

The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony. The Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

While artists may request residencies of up to eight weeks; the average stay is 30 days. There is no minimum length of stay; however, a recommended stay is no less than a two-week residency, if possible.

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $30.00

LOCATION: Peterborough, New Hampshire

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums


The Mudhouse Residency

The Mudhouse Residency is designed to provide a cultural immersion: living and working in the mountain village of Agios Ioannis, on the Greek island of Crete. The residency is inclusive to a number of artistic disciplines, with the facilities to accommodate studio artists, painters, printmakers, photographers, filmmakers, writers, poets, dancers, musicians, choreographers and composers.

The program is structured for maximum time in the village, utilizing the ruins as work space. Meals are taken family style at the village taverna and following dinner, artists are invited to present a slideshow lecture or reading on their work for fellow residents. At the end of each session an exhibition is held at the Agios Ioannis Cultural Center, with a corresponding reception in which the residents of the village and surrounding villages are invited to meet the artists.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

DATES: First session will be June 12 – June 26, the second session will be July 2 – July 16 and the third session will be July 21 – August 4, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Crete, Greece

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 



Artist in Residence 2023 at Petrohradská kolektiv in Prague

The residency program is intended for active artists, creators, and theoreticians, who desire independence and want space and technical support for working on their projects. That’s what the Petrohradská kolektiv AiR program offers in the heart of a multi-genre cultural center in Prague. The goal of the program is creating an open platform for international artistic dialogue, interconnection of different cultures, and support for emerging artists working with diverse media.

The residency within the Artist in Residence program doesn’t require any fee paid by the resident. All costs of accommodation and equipment described above will be covered by Petrohradská kolektiv.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

DATES: 4-8 weeks

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 


ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 


DRAWinternational Drawing Residency 

DRAWinternational – Drawing Research Centre
A place of research, experimentation and the production of drawing in all its forms.
Above all, it aims to be a place to develop and reveal the various processes of contemporary drawing and to share and exchange ideas between the artist and the public.
DRAW – drawing, research, action and works
The centre welcomes international artists who, for several weeks take possession of the studios to reflect, experiment and create works and who, during this time, invite us to discover their way of thinking and making contemporary drawing.

DEADLINE: February 18, 2023

DATES: Minimum of 8 weeks, maximum of 12 weeks.— July 1—November 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 


ELIGIBILITY: International; Drawing 


NXTHVN 2023-2024 Studio Fellowship

Founded by Titus Kaphar and Jason Price in 2018, NXTHVN was designed with a core aim to build an alternative model of arts mentorship and career acceleration through a specially designed curriculum. Each year NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists and two curators to participate in its paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program.

Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend, and subsidized housing. Selected from an international pool of applicants, fellows relocate to New Haven to participate in NXTHVN’s mentorship-driven curriculum which includes professional development sessions led by visiting artists, curators, scholars, and practitioners. Selected fellows are also matched with a high school apprentice, for focused one-on-one mutual learning, which gives the next local generation a chance to grow and excel in creative fields. The fellowship year culminates with an annual group show at a prominent gallery space.

DEADLINE: February 27, 2023

DATES: August 1, 2023 - May 1, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut

ELIGIBILITY: International: All Mediums 


Call for Sculpture - Percival Plinth Project 2023

The City of Olympia is seeking up to 18 loaned sculptures from Washington and Oregon state artists for temporary outdoor display on Percival Landing a waterfront park at the southernmost end of the Puget Sound in view of the state capital located in Olympia, WA. Selected artists receive a $1,000 honorarium for the one-year loan of their work and are eligible for consideration for the Peoples’ Prize purchase award of up to $10,000.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

DATES: June 20, 2023—June 16, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $1,000 honorarium

LOCATION: Olympia, WA.

ELIGIBILITY: Regional (Washington State and Oregon artists); Sculpture, Public Art 


COAHEC MURALS -The Plight of Migrant Children

The Colorado AHEC MURALS Program in partnership with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities is accepting applications for an artist to create a digital work of art that will be turned into a large format vinyl mural for the exterior of the Fulginiti Pavilion on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. The project theme is, "The Plight of Children in Migration." Illustrators, Graphic Artists, Photographers and Mural Artists with whom this subject matter resonates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Budget for the Design is $5000.


ELIGIBILITY: International; Illustrators, Graphic Artists, Photographers, Mural Artists, Public Art 


Superfine Miami 2023

Superfine combines the passion for producing and selling art with the desire for owning it. The fairs connect artists and collectors worldwide and teach hand-picked artists how to sell their art at locations in New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Savannah. Miami is where it all started and is now home to the largest annual fair, during peak February winter season. Show and sell your work in the center of the action during Art Wynwood, the Miami International Boat Show, and the greater metro area.

DEADLINE: February 2, 2023

DATES: February 16, 2023 - February 19, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Booth fees vary 

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums 

2023 Art on Parade - Northglenn, CO

Northglenn Arts is conducting an open entry competition to select six sculptures ─ valued at no more than $32,500 each ─ to be part of Northglenn’s “Art on Parade” on-loan outdoor sculpture program.  The selected pieces will be installed for a period of one year at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park surrounding Webster Lake in Northglenn, Colorado.

Each of the six finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium to help offset their expenses. In addition, $1,000 will be awarded to the artist who is the recipient of the annual “People’s Choice Award.”

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

DATES: May 2023—May 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $1,000 honorarium

LOCATION: Northglenn, CO

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Public Art, Sculpture 


2023 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport

The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the Airport, are seeking proposals for 4 temporary public artwork Bonnaroo-themed displays at BNA, in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling June 5, 2023– April 7, 2024, encompasses 4 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $4,500 and 2 General Admission Weekend Passes + 1 Car Camping Pass to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 15-18, 2023.  The ideal project will be of highest artistic quality (any media) and should be inspired by the principles of the Bonnaroovian Code. 

DEADLINE: February 3, 2023

DATES: June 5, 2023– April 7, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $4,500 honorarium and 2 General Admission Weekend Passes + 1 Car Camping Pass  

LOCATION: Nashville, TN

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); Public Art


Artistonish Magazine 31st Issue - February 2023

Artistonish invites you to submit your original art for publishing in the magazine's 31st issue in February 2023. Both online and print-on-demand versions of the magazine are published in full-color glossy A4 pages and will be accessible to thousands of art experts, collectors, and enthusiasts from over 120 countries. Each artwork image will be showcased separately in one full page including artwork data, artist photo and a lifetime active link associated with a QR code.

DEADLINE: February 5, 2023

DATES: February 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

ELIGIBILITY: International; All mediums 



ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce the open call for MIXING IDENTITIES, second appointment of CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2023, that will take place in Venice at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from March 03 to March 21, 2023.

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 2023 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, installations, video art and live performance.

DEADLINE: February 10, 2023

DATES: March 3, 2023 - March 21, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Venice, Italy

ELIGIBILITY: International; All Mediums


Powderhorn Art Fair

The Powderhorn Art Fair is a fine art and fine crafts event. They’re celebrating 32 years on August 5th & 6th, 2023 in Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN!

Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to connect to over 15,000 buyers on August 5th & 6th, 2023 in addition to being a part of a fair that garners more than 300,000 impressions throughout the annual marketing campaign.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2023

DATES: August 5, 2023 - August 6, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $25.00

AWARD INFO: Fellowship Award, Solo Show Award and a yearly Selected Group Show

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

ELIGIBILITY: National (U.S.); All Mediums


International Call for Outdoor Sculpture

The International Peace Arch Association invites artists to submit outdoor sculptures to be featured at the Twenty-sixth Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition, May 1st, 2023 to October 1st, 2023 in Blaine, WA on the USA, Canada border. $350 stipend. Peace Arch International Park is the Western United States' International Gateway to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Located at the 3rd busiest US/Canada border crossing. Annually over 500,000 people visit the historic site and International Peace Park each year. A full-color self-guided artwork and park history tour brochure accompany the exhibit.

DEADLINES: February 28, 2023.

DATES: May 1st, 2023 to October 1st, 2023


AWARD INFO: $350 stipend.

LOCATION: Blaine, WA on the USA, Canada border

ELIGIBILITY: International; Sculpture, Public Art 


Call for Art Installations, Art in the Park, 2023

Art in the Park seeks proposals for site-specific or site-adaptive immersive art installations to be installed for the weekend of June 3-4, 2023 as part of the annual Art in the Park event. This year’s event aims to cultivate a more immersive experience, offering guests spaces throughout the event to interact with large-scale experiential and/or participatory works.

The theme for this year’s installations is Whimsical Forest. Artists considering applying should use the following ideas to guide them in their submissions:

Whimsy: Playful, colorful, fanciful, amusing

Magic: Powerful, mysterious, exciting, influential

Nature: Flora and fauna, growth, life-cycles, and environment

Density: Networks, roots and branchs, fullness, layering

DEADLINES: February 28, 2023.

DATES: June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Artists will receive $1,000 to cover all fees and expenses.

LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri

ELIGIBILITY: National; Public Art, Installations 


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. 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 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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