The Best Opportunities for Artists in November 2021

Paige Simianer | October 18, 2021

Each month Artwork Archive continues to gather the best artist opportunities for you.

No more wondering about where you can find residencies, upcoming exhibitions, or grants — we have you covered. This month, we rounded up some exciting artist opportunities including a relaxing and recharging retreat in Morocco, an exhibition showcasing tiny works of art, a workshop alongside performance artist Martha Wilson, and much, much more —all with November deadlines.

Take a look through this list (most recent deadlines first). Your next opportunity is waiting! 

CURRENTS Festival 2022

CURRENTS New Media is now accepting submissions for our 2022 art and technology festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Every summer since 2010, CURRENTS New Media presents one of the leading art and technology festivals in the United States. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: June 17, 2022 - July 26, 2022

FEE: $25

WHO: International, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline


Pop Art 

While the Pop Art movement started in the 1950s in Great Britain and sought to explore popular culture and make art more affordable, today, Pop Art has a different approach. While the affordability is still there, the themes from American pop culture (westerns, fiction, and so on) jumped into more vast choices. Pop Art now is questioning the movement's founding fathers, including the interpretations of their works. This art movement is starting to approach itself much more than reflect consumerism, commercials, and massive production.

Pop Art has many faces, many different ideas behind it. However, one visual aspect is joining all these differences - art pieces are popping out with their bold color palette, the zoomed-in approach of various images, and commercial-like perspective.

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2021

FEE: 25.00 CAD - 35.00 CAD

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

Pop Art

Gay Men’s Chorus Portrait Project 

PORTRAITS will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. Paintings, drawings, and photographs are welcome. The artworks may be a portrait, or a scene depicting an aspect of the human experience, including identity expression and historical references specific to the LGBTQ+ community. Selected artworks will be used as projections as part of a live performance, brought to life aurally by music, and visually by GMCW’s 17th Street Dance ensemble to be presented in June 2024. Music for PORTRAITS will be commissioned by composers inspired by the artworks selected for the project. 

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2021

DATES: Presented in June 2024

FEE: Free 

WHO: National (U.S.), Paintings, drawings, photographs, music, dance 



“Through a Glass, Darkly,” will be on display at The Delaware Contemporary, September 1 through December 31, 2022, and will include new and recent works by artists working with glass and glass-related materials and processes, exposing the material’s dual nature. This exhibit will span across six galleries and will occupy more than 6,000 square feet. Selected works will engage the historical promise and power of the material to reveal and to bring clarity while challenging viewers to acknowledge an inherent interconnectedness between enhancement and distortion.

We are looking for new and recent works containing glass and glass-like materials and processes, created by artists of all experience levels. We are interested in work ranging in scale and format from discreet objects to large installations, that challenge conventional notions of what glass is and can do, and creative interpretation of the exhibition’s theme.

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2021

DATES: September 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023

FEE: $20 

WHO: National (U.S.),  glass and glass-related materials and processes


NEW TALENTS 2021 Group Photography Show in Berlin 

PEP is looking for new voices in contemporary photography for the next edition of its New Talents exhibition, to be held from January to March 2022 at Kommunale Galerie Berlin.

This call is open to all photographers, regardless of age, nationality and level of experience. All styles and techniques are welcome, from experimental to documentary, travel, portrait, or any other approach to photography. There is no specific theme for this exhibition: artists are invited to reflect on what is at the very heart of their practice as a photographer and to show what they are most passionate about.

DEADLINE:  November 2, 2021

DATES: January- March 2022

FEE: €15 

WHO: International; Photography 

Botanical Art and Illustration 

For this artist opportunity, the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Any works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. are acceptable.

​All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

DEADLINENovember 7, 2021

DATES: December 2 to 31, 2021

FEE: $35 for up to 3 images

WHO: International; Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor,



Magic is all that is capable of transforming the aspects and dimensions of the real world in fantastic ways, within a suggestive and ecstatic atmosphere. Art, art’s practice, and its product are the first testimony of form and expression of this realization.

Since the Paleolithic age, symbols acquire magical and propitiatory purposes, thus establishing contact with divinities: primitive men entered deep caves, leaving traces of themselves through a creative act, getting lost in another dimension and then returning to the real world. Perhaps a reference to the cycle of life, death, union, rebirth.

It is an innate human instinct to re-create and live out fantastic dimensions, where everything is connected with everything and where everything is possible.

DEADLINE:  November 8, 2021

DATES: February 2022

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video



A new exhibit, Fortopia, is opening at Powell Gardens May 26, 2022. This playful exhibition taps into childhood memories of outdoor discovery and fort building. Eight forts will be on display for children and adults to explore and play.

DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

DATES: May 26 – October 16, 2022

FEE: Free 

WHO: National; Public Art


Valdosta National 2022 

Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, GA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 21 - February 7, 2022. Awards: $1,500 total. Juror: Samuel Dunson. Open to all artists over 18 living in the United States. All artwork must have been completed in the last 5 years (no earlier than 2016,) original (no giclees' or reproductions,) and not previously shown in the VSU Fine Arts Gallery. Valdosta State University faculty and staff are ineligible to apply to the Valdosta National 2022. 

DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

DATES: January 21 - February 7, 2022

FEE: $35 entry fee

WHO: National (U.S.); all-media


13th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition

Open only to artists who hold Signature membership status in one or more U.S. watercolor/watermedia societies or associations. Digital entries only – JPEG format between 1MB – 5MB in size, please submit in this format only. Any water-based media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, tempera, mixed media, and collage on paper or Yupo (water-soluble oil paints are not eligible.) Paintings must have been completed in the past two years and not previously shown at FAC. All paintings must be for sale. 

DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

DATES: Feb. 13, 2022 - Apr. 10, 2022

FEE: $35 for 1 entry; $45 for 2 entries 

WHO: National; only open to artists who hold Signature membership status in one or more U.S. watercolor/watermedia societies or associations; water-based media including watercolor, acrylic, casein, tempera, mixed media, and collage on paper or Yupo


Portraiture Photography Exhibition

Decode Gallery is excited to announce our November show! The theme is: Portraiture.

Portraits are insightful, they give us an intimate glimpse into a person’s character. Portraits allow us to explore what it means to be human.

We are looking forward to seeing your best portraits!

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

DATES: November 20, 2021 - December 11, 2021

FEE: $35

WHO: International; Photography 


Exhibizone 6th International Group Exhibition - Fall 2021

Exhibizone, the house of smart online exhibitions, proudly presents its 6th international online group exhibition in Fall 2021.

In the spirit of supporting artists to showcase their arts worldwide, all artists working in any medium are invited to submit their artworks from anywhere in the world.

Exhibizone Fall 2021 will present around 100 artworks created by talented international artists and express current themes and trends in contemporary art.

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

DATES: November 25, 2021 - December 25, 2021

FEE: $40

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


Arizona Aqueous XXXVI 

Arizona Aqueous is an annual national juried exhibition of artwork created with water-based pigments on paper including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and ink.  All work must be on paper. Entries composed of paper constructions, paper sculpture, paper collage, cut paper, mobiles, or two or three-dimensional wall pieces, and installations are eligible.  Artists are urged to enter work that is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract. 

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

DATES: January 7, 2022 - February 20, 2022

FEE: $36

WHO: National; Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

Arizona Aqueous XXXVI

Color: Photography Now 

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a color photography juried group photo show. Contemporary color photography has a big range of dynamic colors being used for landscape, portraiture, architecture, fashion, street, abstract, documentary, still life, narrative, conceptual projects, nature, and night photography. How do photographers use color to think about, compose, stylize and captivate and present contemporary photography?

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

DATES: December 1-20, 2021

FEE: $40 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos

WHO: International, Photography 


Arts North International 27

In its 27th year, this international juried exhibition showcases the work of thirteen different classes of media by artists from the United States and abroad. Prize money will be distributed to more than 50 awards. 

DEADLINE: November 14, 2021

DATES: January 8 – February 12, 2022.

FEE: $35 for two images and $5 for each additional image

WHO; International; Acrylic, ceramic, drawing, fiber, glass, mixed media, oil, pastel, print, photograph, sequential art, sculpture, and watercolor/watermedia artwork


5th Biennial Wings & Water

River Arts, Inc. invites artists from around the nation to participate in a juried exhibit depicting their definition of wings and/or water.  Examples of this may include works of birds, insects, fish, animals, rivers, etc or abstract representations thereof.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

DATES: January 20 – March 11, 2022

FEE: $35 for first entry.  Additional works at $10 per work,

WHO: National (U.S.); All styles, media, and techniques accepted


Explore This! 18 Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)

Explore This! is a juried show with cash and product awards. Artwork must be predominantly colored pencil, but must also include other medium(s) or attributes (see page 2) not allowed for the CPSA International Exhibition. Awards include the EXPY Best of Show cash award of $2,000 with lesser amounts and product awards given to other winners.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

DATES: Show opens February 1, 2022

FEE: $20 non-CPSA member,  $15 CPSA member (2022 membership year)

WHO: National (U.S.); Entries must be PREDOMINANTLY colored pencil and include one or more of the following: • Some other medium such as ink, watercolor, pastel, acrylics, etc. • Collage • Artist-prepared surface • A three-dimensional surface • Any other technique, surface, or element that is NOT allowed for the CPSA International Exhibition*


HelvetArt Call for Artists + Photographers- “Open” juried show 

We are now accepting applications for the November  “OPEN” Show! Cash prizes for the first 3 places. Additionally, all accepted artwork will be displayed with the artist name and contact details and will receive an online promotion. Selected artwork will be featured on our social media pages and blog. The “First Place” winner will be featured on our main page. Other 2 place winners will be featured and have similar recognition. “Honorable Mentions” will receive free entry for the next shows. Selected artists will receive an article about them and their work.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

DATES: Show opens November 17, 2021

FEE: $20

WHO: International; All 2-D media


Monumental- Curated by Sergio Gomez

Have you ever made a small work of art and wished you could recreate it on a much larger scale? MONUMENTAL online exhibition will do just that. The exhibition explores our perception of size and scale when viewing a work of art by manipulating the environment in which it is presented for viewing. Does our appreciation and understanding of a work of art change based on how big or small do we perceive it to be? Does scale affect how “important” we presume the art to be? These are some of the questions this exhibition aims to explore.

A selection of submitted works will be chosen and proportionally enlarged to fit a museum-like online exhibition space through virtual reality. We are looking for extraordinary 2D small works, no larger than 16 inches, that have the visual impact and characteristics to exist on a larger scale. The selected images will be digitally resized to a scale the curator deems appropriate for the online experience.

DEADLINE: November 18, 2021

DATES: December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

FEE: Free

WHO: International; 2D media only (painting, drawing, photography, digital, printmaking, mixed media). No video or 3D media

Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists

American Women Artists (AWA) is pleased to announce their sixth museum exhibition, at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, as part of American Women Artists’ 25 in 25 campaign, an initiative to have twenty-five museum shows for its members over the next 25 years. The Customs House Museum is a venue in Clarksville, TN, partially housed in the architecturally astonishing 1898 Federal Post Office. The Museum & Cultural Center encompasses over 35,000 square feet of award-winning exhibitions. This exhibit will have up to 150 2-D and 3-D works in the style and theme of the artist’s choosing. 

DEADLINE: November 18, 2021

DATES:  March 5 – May 29, 2022

FEE: All AWA Member Levels: $55.00 for up to TWO (2) ENTRIES. Each additional entry $10.00

WHO:  AWA Members in good standing (2022 membership); women at least 18 years of age, who are working in the fine arts and living in the United States or Canada. 2D and 3D fine art mediums (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.) 


The Football Art Prize

Artists and football fans have the opportunity to show their art in a touring exhibition and win up to £5,000 in prizes.
The Football Art Prize is a brand-new exhibition opportunity celebrating art and football to coincide with the 2022 World Cup.
Creatives from around the world are invited to show their work to a prestigious panel of judges, made up of artists, curators and footballers. Selected works will be shown as part of an exhibition opening at Touchstones Rochdale, then touring to Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Awards totaling £10,000 will be given out to the winners in a Prize Giving ceremony at the start of the exhibition, including a First Prize of £5,000.

WHERE: Touchstones Rochdale, Sheffield Millennium Gallery and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

PRIZES: £10,000

DEADLINE: November 19, 2021 


Digital Directions 

Everybody is going digital. Computer software and technology have forever expanded the ways artists capture and produce their work. From photographers cobbling together scenes in photoshop to painters and animators manipulating a computer canvas, there are no limits to what an artist can create digitally, and this show will be a celebration of the futuristic road we are driving down (hands-free, of course). 2D or 3D image-based work created and/or produced through computer software is eligible for this show. This includes, but is not limited to, digitally produced photography, digital painting, illustration, graphic design, digital video, and non-film projection. Works selected will be on exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery from January 26 to February 26, 2022.

DEADLINE: November 28, 2021

DATES: January 26, 2022 - February 26, 2022

FEE: $40

WHO: National; Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline


In Search of the Dragon 

Oriental is a unique little village located on the Inner Coastal Waterway in NC. One of the last remaining fishing villages in the US, it is also known as The Sailing Capital of North Carolina. Oriental is also home for many creatives including artists and artisans, musicians, authors, and thespians. Each year on New Year’s Eve, two “dragons” (mysteriously sporting human legs and feet from below) parade through the town. The villagers and as many as a thousand visitors dance around and behind the creatures, banging pots and spoons to ward away evil spirits in the coming year. Others try and touch the dragon for good luck.

Later, in February, coordinating with Chinese New Year, the Pamlico County Arts Council host their annual membership drive, known as The Burning of the Dragon. A literal torching of a 30 ft high rendition of the creature, set aflame to ensure nothing but creative and positive things happen in the coming year. Both of these events have become regional Coastal Carolina treasured events!

Clearly, Oriental loves dragons! And we want to see yours! All artists in all mediums are invited to apply. 

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

DATES: December 26, 2021 - February 15, 2022

FEE: Free

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


Antenna Open Call

Antenna is now accepting submissions for our Inter(national) Solo Exhibition Open Call 2022. Individual visual artists or collaborators working in any visual art mediums are eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit an application

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

DATES: June 11 - July 3, 2022

FEE: $20

WHO: Artists residing outside the state of Louisiana; all mediums


Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Newport Beach is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VII of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life. As home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

DATES: June 1, 2022 - June 1, 2024

WHO: National; Sculpture


13th Annual Ten X Ten - Small Works Exhibition

The TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition that celebrates the wide range of creative expression within the square photographic format, the interplay of images creating contrasts and similarities are exciting to experience in the unique juxtapositions of the grid format exhibition.

TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

DATES: December 1 - December 31, 2021

FEE: $40 for 5 images, $5 for each additional image

WHO: International; Photography (all forms of photography) 


The Uncanny

When the familiar becomes unfamiliar, we call it uncanny. That is to say, when something almost satisfies our brain’s search for human likeness, but falls short by a small margin, we experience a characteristic sense of unease at the sight of it. How do you incorporate the unheimlich, or uncanny, into your artwork? Does your work illicit a visceral reaction from the viewer, or traverse the boundary between perfect and imperfect human likeness? We want to see your most uncomfortably human and impalpably imperfect images.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021

DATES: December 1st, 2021 - February 1st, 2022 

FEE: $20

WHO: International; Original 2D artworks created through the media of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media.



7th Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Colorful Abstractions art competition for an online exhibition during the month of November 2021.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best abstract art and photography. Black and white are acceptable colors for the “colorful abstraction” theme.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: November 5, 2021 - December 4, 2021

FEE: $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images

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


Gallery Ring- Artists of the Month Competition 


Winning artists will have their artwork and statement featured prominently on the

Home Page of the website and will also be promoted on Gallery Ring's Newsletter and Instagram. There isn't any theme for this contest.  The subject matter is the choice of the artist. All artistic styles are welcome from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

FEE: $20 for 1-3 artworks

WHO:  two-dimensional work is eligible (paintings, drawings, photography, digital, mixed-media, print work, collage and similar media


Catholic Art Institute Narrative Still Life 2021

This exhibition will focus on narrative still life painting; paintings that illuminate the meanings we find through and beyond the fragmentary objects in our lives. We are seeking original still-life paintings with symbolic, allegorical, or narrative connotations. The symbolism can be explicit or implied but should transcend purely formal concerns and speak to a ‘meaningful whole’ in which these forms participate. This is an open call for subject matter within the still life genre, not limited to religious or Christian narrative.

DEADLINE: November 5, 2021

AWARD: Grand Prize: $2000, Second Place: $750, Third Place: $250

FEE: ​Members of the CAI: $25 for one entry. $35 for 2-3 entries, $10 per additional entry for a maximum of 5 entries.  Non-members: $45 for 1-3 entries, $15 per additional entry for a maximum of 5 entries

WHO: International; Drawing and painting medium welcome. No photography or digital art. 


4th Annual Women Artist’s Art Competition 

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 19th quarterly online art competition. For the 4th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field.

For this open theme art competition, any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: November 5, 2021

DATES: November 15, 2021 - February 14, 2022

AWARD: Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022.

FEE: $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images

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


Exceptional Abstractions

For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking Abstract Art. This exhibition is open to any abstract work including small sculptures.

This call for art is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.

DEADLINE: November 7, 2021

DATES: December 4, 2021 - December 31, 2021

AWARD: First place $250 Second Place $150 Third place $100

FEE: $35

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


Autumn 2021 | Autumn-Inspired Juried Visual Arts Competition

Open to all artists 18 years and older for our annual "Autumn Themed" Visual Arts Competition. Artists, please submit current artwork created in the last 5 years. The theme for this event is "Autumn", autumn-inspired artwork, autumn landscapes, autumn colors, pumpkins, Halloween, Día de Muertos, and/or art that is inspired by fall colors including abstract work. All traditional mediums allowed including oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pastel, fiber & mixed media, digital art, photography and sculpture. Up to two art pieces allowed per submission. Artists my enter more than once.

DEADLINE: November 7, 2021

AWARD: Best In Show Platinum Award; $100 Cash; among other awards

FEE: $19 for up to two art pieces

WHO: International; All traditional mediums allowed including oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pastel, fiber & mixed media, digital art, photography, and sculpture


YICCA 21/22 - International Contest of Contemporary Art

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

AWARD: First Prize: Euro 3000,00; Second Prize: Euro1000,00 (one thousand/00) money prize 

DATES: December 3, 2021: Notification of winning artworks

FEE: 45,00€ for 1 artwork

WHO: International; All mediums accepted

14th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition

Fusion Art is very pleased to announce that the 14th Artist Spotlight solo art competition is now open for submissions. The gallery created this monthly solo art exhibition serves as an outlet for emerging, mid-level and, even, professional artists to gain more worldwide online exposure.

The Artist Spotlight Series is designed to assist artists to gain exposure through the promotion of solo art exhibitions on the Fusion Art website, through online press releases and articles, and social media promotion.

Artist Spotlight will highlight individual artists who have an overall cohesive body of work to showcase.  Each month, Fusion Art selects one traditional artist, one digital & photography artist, and one 3-dimensional artist (if the gallery receives 3-dimensional entries) to promote by providing the artists with individual solo art exhibitions. 

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

DATES: Opening December 1, 2021

AWARD: Best in Show will be awarded to one artist in each category - Traditional, Digital & Photography, and 3-Dimensional (if the gallery receives 3D entries).

FEE: $35 for up to 8 images

WHO: International; Any medium 



b.j. spoke gallery announces EXPO 41,  a juried competition for fine artists across the globe, now in its 41st year.  Open to all artistic styles and media.

DEADLINE: November 22, 2021

DATES: March 1-31, 2022

AWARDS: cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

FEE:  $35 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos

WHO: International; All media and styles of fine art: watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, digital art, fiber art, No crafts, please.


Art Transforming Spaces

Our new competition for art that transforms spaces will fulfill the dream of artists that their creations be seen by architects and designers, used in their projects, and sold to private clients, real estate developers and hotel owners. 
Winners will be featured on Art At Architecture, Art Exhibitions for Architectural Projects World Wide
Winners will also be included in a LarkGallery solo show, and take part in a 15-minute presentation and interview on Zoom. Selected winners will participate in our pop-up brick-and-mortar exhibition based on this competition, Art Transforming Spaces, to be scheduled when public safety permits.
And because we know that many artists have suffered financial hardships due to Covid 19 artists May display one artwork free of charge on Lark Gallery – and one winning artist from this category will be displayed on Art At Architecture. 

DEADLINE: November 24, 2021

FEE: $35 for up to 3 images, $10 for each additional image

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


3rd Annual "Primary Colors" Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 3rd Annual “Primary Colors” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of November 2021. 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 December 2021 online group art exhibition.

The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art for this competition.

DEADLINE: November 26, 2021

DATES: December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

FEE: $14.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts

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


 9th Annual 2021 “ ALL Color Theme” Art Competition & Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online has opened the “ALL Color Theme” Art Competition and Exhibition. Entries are accepted from November 1st, 2021, to November 28th, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from December 1st to December 28th, 2021. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged within three categories: Paintings/Drawings, Photography/Digital Art, and Mixed Media/3-Dimensional Art. Competition Results posted: December 13th, 2021.


DEADLINE: November 28, 2021

AWARD: Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral, and much more.

FEE: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight.

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


November PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition 

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories. We award $33,000 each year for this competition. The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and we award $1,100 to the top three winners of each monthly competition and the People’s Choice Award. Each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

AWARD: $33,000 annually including $1,100 monthly

FEE: $38/$16

WHO: International; Drawing, Painting


32 Memorial Maria Luisa International Photo & Video Contest 

The Maria Luisa Memorial announces a call to artists for a juried photography & video contest. The prize ceremony will take place in Infiesto and in Oviedo - Asturias - Spain on May 7th and 8th, 2022. The Overall Winner of the XXXII MML will be awarded a cash prize of 300 €, Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the gala. Mountain, nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, etc. will be the reference of the edition in this contest one more year, not only in the photography categories but in the section dedicated to videos, films and documentaries as well. In addition, on this occasion, a new thematic category is dedicated exclusively to travel and people photography. Entry fee: 22€. All contestants will be able to submit a free first photograph to the contest

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021

AWARD: 300 €, Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the gala

FEE: 22€ 

WHO: International; Photography, Video, Filmakers


7th Annual Figures & Faces Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Figures & Faces art competition for an online exhibition during the month of December 2021.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting the human form - both figures & faces. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021

DATES: December 5, 2021 - January 4, 2022

AWARD: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022 for Best in Show winners.

FEE: $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images

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


INT'L Paperworks 2022

Original works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an INT’L or Americas 2000 exhibition. Cash and purchase awards. Solo show for Best of Show

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021

DATES: January 13, 2022 - February 24, 2022

AWARD: ash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a future solo exhibition and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit.

FEE: 2 entries $30; additional entries $5 each. Max 5 entries per artist.

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



Passepartout Prize

Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities, and more. This is a perfect platform to start your career in contemporary art and photography industries on an international scale.

DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

AWARD: 500 euros.

FEE: 18 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 4 euros per piece.

WHO: International; Photography


Studio Residency Grant

The Studio Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers.

This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

DATES: 6-8 weeks, September 2022-June 2023

AWARD:  stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access

FEE: 18 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 4 euros per piece.

WHO: International; intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.


The Hopper Prize 

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2021 artist grants.

We have increased grant awards to $3,500. We are offering artist grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive unrestricted cash grants.

DEADLINE: November 16, 2021

AWARD: 2 artists will each receive $3,500 & 4 artists will each receive $1,000

FEE: $40 for 10 images

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


Gallery Ring "PEOPLE" Online Juried Exhibition

Gallery Ring announces a contest devoted to works of art that focus on people. The art can depict a single person or crowds or any number in between.

DEADLINE: November 22,  2021

AWARD: Best In Show, Diamond Award Of Excellence, Emerald-Ruby-Sapphire Awards and more

FEE: $20 for 1-3 pieces

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


​​5th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international, independent artist-run award. We provide a platform for talented artists worldwide to showcase and get rewarded for their incredible works. 

Emerging artists worldwide are welcome to submit all visual 2D & 3D mediums ie Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. For a detailed look at our Rules and definition of an "emerging artist", please visit our website.

DEADLINE: November 22,  2021

AWARD: $7,000 in cash prizes, published interviews, $250 Blick Art materials, marketing team

FEE: $45

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

5th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants 

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

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

AMOUNT: up to $5,000 

FEE: Free

WHO: National (U.S.); visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography; for more eligibility requirements, please visit the website. 



Wildacres Residency Program 

In 1999, Wildacres Retreat opened our residency program for artists.  Since that time, we have had the opportunity to host hundreds of writers, artisans, and musicians. Participants in the program stay in one of three self-catering cabins located just a quarter-mile beyond the retreat entrance. One of the cabins is completely ADA compliant and another can house two residents working on a project together.

Using the space provided by the three cabins, Wildacres hosts approximately 70 artists each year for one-week residencies from April through October. Residencies begin on Monday afternoons and run until Sunday mornings. The residency program allows artists the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field of creative arts.  Past residents tell us that being able to work in such a secluded, natural setting provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to step away from outside distractions and completely focus on their work.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: 1 week from April 2022-October 2022

FEE: $25

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


ECAR 2022

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers a six-week artists residency to four artists each summer from mid-June to mid-July. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

The Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social practice. Fostering creative and artistic excellence, the residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: mid-June to mid-July 2022

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; a residency will be given to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social practice


 Artist’s Way Residency in Costa Rica  

Shala Sol Arts Council envisions a world where all beings are artists exploring their creative role in shapeshifting a future of freedom and brilliant horizons. 

Our mission is to provide artists with workspace, classes, and exhibition opportunities that encourage their unique voice and vision to rise to full potential as they express individual and collaborative works in the local and global commons.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: December 1 - 29, 2021, 2021

FEE: No application fee; see website for residency fee. 

WHO: International; Illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, cinematography, writing, music, movement arts, and dance


Silence Awareness Existence

Silence Awareness Existence is a thematic residency program in Finland for artists and creative minds, engaged in the theme of various fields. The program brings together international artists and professionals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative, and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced.

In order to support mindfulness and maintain a focused working & living environment, the program includes some special elements such as silent (no speaking) days, offline days, and scheduled meditation hours (see website for more program details).

DEADLINE: November 4, 2021

DATES: 1 or 2 months over January / February / March 2022

FEE: No application fee but the registration fee is 120 € / person

WHO: International; Individuals over the age of 23; All mediums/disciplines with the exception of sound artists.


Retreat to the Moroccan Sahara  

Cafe Tissardmine offers up to 9 artists a 21-day residency with no specific outcome required. whilst normally there are opportunities to work with the children in the village and engage in village life, we will probably still be in the position of needing to socially distance and wear masks. and avoid all physical contact so some engagement may not be possible. COVID 19 never reached us in our village and I hope it stays that way.

There are many demands put on artists and so our intention at Cafe Tissardmine is to provide a space for the artist to get re-inspired and to just breathe. The most important information we need is the reason you feel the desert is the right place for you to be. We need to get an understanding from you that you understand how isolated we are. We have access to the internet but not on a regular basis and it requires some effort to get it. It is beautiful here and silent. It does not have everything “on tap” so you need to be inventive and resourceful (with some help from us).

DEADLINE: November 4, 2021

DATES: January 10 – January 31, May 06 – May 27, June 3-June 24, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all disciplines accepted but no access to the internet and limited technology. 


Abrons Arts Center Performance AIRspace Residency 

​​The Performance AIRspace Residency annually supports three New York City-based performing artists. Residents receive a commission for the creation of a new work to premiere as part of Abrons presenting season, 200 hours of studio time, administrative support, as well as a technical and production residency.

DEADLINE: November 7, 2021

DATES: Performances must be programmed to occur before June 30, 2023

FEE: Free 

WHO: Regional (New York, U.S); Early-Career artists; Performance Art 


Baxter St Residency

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists a much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs.

Our residents shall have the free use of the facilities and equipment at Baxter St at CCNY and a secondary photo lab with darkroom and printer access for the duration of the Residency during respective hours of operation if needed. Residents receive a monthly stipend appropriate to our W.A.G.E. certification level during the three months of workspace access, as well as an additional production fee to realize their exhibition.

DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

FEE: Free 

WHO: Regional (New York, U.S.); Photography and lens-based artists 


Artists in Residence- Czech Republic

ArtMill has hosted artists each season to come and have the luxury of time and space away from urban life to focus their projects. Residencies are a few weeks to a few months in duration and always encompass the artist becoming a member of our community, whether that be helping out in the gardens, cooking farm-to-table meals, or building a new woodshed. 

This program is open to artists in the broad sense of the word: Poets, Scientists, Writers, Dancers, Musicians, Thinkers, Creators, Farmers, Builders, Performers, or Painters of the future. 

DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

DATES: many available, please visit the website for more information. 

FEE: Varies depending on the residency selected. 

WHO: International; any medium or discipline.  Poets, Scientists, Writers, Dancers, Musicians, Thinkers, Creators, Farmers, Builders, Performers, or Painters


Legacy Studio Residency

The Legacy Grant is a special six-week residency offered to an outstanding artist who wants to work in any of our studio disciplines. WSW’s most recent Gala honoree selects a Legacy resident from the Studio Grant application pool.

This grant includes a $2100 stipend, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

Legacy grantees are selected from the pool of Studio Residency Grant applications. If you’d like to be considered for one or both residencies, then you should submit one application to the Studio Residency Grant.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

DATES: 6 weeks; September 2022-June 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Any discipline 


Connecting Communities Digital Intiative Artist or Scholar Residency

The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Artist or Scholar in Residence program will fund an Artist in Residence or a Scholar in Residence in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Each Artist/Scholar in Residence will serve for 2 years, supported for $50,000 in their first year and $100,000 in their second year. Individuals selected will be either artists or scholars whose artistic or scholarly work connects with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage, and engages with the legacies of racial division in the United States. Proposed projects will help the Library and the American people imagine new ways of preserving, accessing, and sharing the stories of underserved communities, connecting the nation’s past to its future.

DEADLINE: November 22, 2021

DATES: Period of 24 months starting after February 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); any discipline, Artist, Scholars, etc

Your Art Residency in Argentina 

Residencia Corazón offers a complete International Artist in Residency Program (AIR) at the vibrant city of La Plata, Argentina.

Residencia Corazón is open to emerging and established artists from all disciplines within the visual arts. It is also open to emerging and established writers and curators. Residencia Corazón is an independent project with institutional support but is currently unable to provide financial support for visiting artists. For artists applying for grants and scholarships in their home country, Residencia Corazón can provide official documents and letters of invitation as necessary.

DEADLINE: November 22,  2021

DATES: up to 2 months 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Artists from all disciplines, writers, curators, etc. 


AIR/HMC, Budapest, Hungary International Artists Residencies 2022

HMC offers a unique opportunity for artists chosen from around the world: the opportunity to reside and work as a resident artist in an atmosphere designed to stimulate personal vision and encourage new and exciting artistic expressions. 

It is neither a school nor an artist`s colony. It does, however, offer an opportunity for professional artists to explore their full creative potential.

DEADLINE: November 25,  2021

DATES: Session 1: Tuesday, June 7 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022; Session 2: Tuesday, July 12 - Tuesday, August 2, 2022; Session 3: Tuesday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 30, 2022

FEE: $25

WHO: International; All disciplines 


PlySpace Residency Application 

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates various opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest.

Each resident will propose a personal project as well as a project to be completed in partnership with a community collaborator. PlySpace will work with both parties to encourage a successful and fulfilling collaboration. For more information on community partners and collaborations, take a look at the Community Collaborators page.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021

DATES: Spring Term:  February 1-April 30.; Summer Term: May 15-August 31.; Fall Term:  September 15 - November 30.

FEE: $25

WHO: International; including but not limited to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, non-object based practice, and social practice. 



Forge Fellowship 

With a FORGE Fellowship, we invite individual makers and small teams (of no more than three) at any point in their career or process to spend a year (February through January) digging in, getting curious, and defining success. Learn to articulate your work to fellow innovators, concoct creative solutions to today’s conundrums, and retrofit your process with guidance from FORGE and leaders in your field. 

We invite folks from all backgrounds, lived experiences, and cultures of expression to incite creative friction and re-envision the inherited systems and accepted norms of our fields. Together, we will foster an ever-growing community of confident creators who are unafraid to ask for what they need, actively challenge implicit and explicit bias, support each other with generosity and enthusiasm, and ultimately, change the understanding of what we can do in the world. 

DEADLINE: November 1,  2021

DATES: Year-long (February 2022 through January 2023)

FEE: Free

WHO: International; artists, creators, makers, entrepreneurs, revolutionaries, and idea-havers.

George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is an independent foundation administered at Brown University. It awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, who have completed at least one major project and demonstrate potential to be future leaders in their fields.  (Please consult Eligibility requirements for further information.)  Artists and scholars supported by the Howard Foundation are expected to devote a substantial portion of time during the fellowship year to advancing new work.  It is an unrestricted, non-residency fellowship for the sole purpose of aiding the intellectual and artistic development of the recipients. Fellowship funds may be used in combination with sabbatical leaves or other sources of support, but this is not a requirement. 

DEADLINE: November 1,  2021

DATES: funds will be awarded for use beginning 7/1/2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: National (U.S.) Photography or film studies. 


Contemporary Activist Visual Art Performance with Martha Wilson- A Workshop

Activist avant-garde artists have historically ignored national boundaries as well as aesthetic ones, taking regular people to be their audience and any subject or material under the sun to be appropriate to their means. Contemporary activist visual art performance practitioners view this avant-garde legacy as their own, incorporating musical, theatrical, literary, dance, film and technological elements in their work in order to address the pressing issues of our time. This course will focus on critical examples of performance art from the last century to today to analyze how artists have positioned themselves in relation to current standards of artistic production and developed techniques of provocation to activate the audience. Course work includes readings of primary and critical texts, class discussion, and performance art presentations by each member of the class presented on Zoom followed by discussion of this individual work.

DEADLINE: November 1,  2021

DATES: November 7, 2021- December 5th, 2021

FEE: $349 (or 2 monthly payments of $174.50)

WHO: International; Visual and Performance art 


Global Day of Creative Action

Micro Galleies is calling out for creatives to join us in our Global Day of Creative Action, where artists come together to create and draw attention to climate change in our communities, around the world. The Global Day of Creative Action is on November 6, and is a free, open platform for anyone who wants to use creativity in their community, to draw attention the environment. 

The 24 hour project will take place to coincide with the COP26 in Glasgow (the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference).

Creatives from all over the world will present artworks small and large, professional and amateur, provocative and subtle, in ANY medium they wish, about climate action. Mobilise within your community, and develop, present, and document a public, creative response to climate disruption; and impact the world right where you are. 

DEADLINE: November 5, 2021

DATES: November 6, 2021 

FEE: Free 

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


Allez 2022 Mural Exhibit

Allez! is looking for 1-3 artists (or art teams!) to take over our alleyway for the 2022 Fall/Winter mural exhibit!

Our final exhibit of the year is for the most ambitious of artists. In this show, artists are invited to paint a minimum full 4’ x 16’ mural display section, or up to our entire alleyway, 4' x 56'! 

DEADLINE: November 10, 2021

DATESOctober 14, 2022 - March 8, 2023

AWARD INFOPayment up to $7,700

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


Balvenie Fellowship | PhD in Creativity Scholarship

This fall, in partnership with producer, musician, author and film director Questlove and whisky producer The Balvenie, University of the Arts will present one creative thinker with an opportunity to participate in UArts' PhD in Creativity program through an innovative scholarship program.

The recipient of the Balvenie Fellow in the PhD in Creativity will be fully funded in the three-year program, the next cohort of which will begin in June 2022. It is open to anyone age 21 and older from anywhere in the United States, and applications will be accepted through Nov. 15. The winning candidate will be selected by Questlove, in partnership with UArts and The Balvenie.

Besides a two-week intensive summer immersion program and a return visit to Philadelphia in the winter of the first year, all coursework will be completed remotely. Application requirements and a timeline are available at

DEADLINE: November 15,  2021

DATESJune 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: Fully funded in the three-year program.

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


A.I.R. Fellowships Program

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery.

DEADLINE: November 15,  2021

DATES: Year-long 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Regional (New York City, U.S.); Women and non-binary artists; Any discipline 


SMACKMELLON Studio Program Open Call

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship (dependent on funding). The program runs for a 50 week period from September 1 to August 15. 

DEADLINE: November 20,  2021

DATES: September 1, 2022-August 15, 2023.

FEE: Free

WHO: Regional (New York City, U.S.), All Visual Art Discipline 


Magazine 43 Open Call for amazing artists/writers/musicians!

We are an independent publication that aims to promote contemporary art to the masses and inspire others through art where it could be seen in a quarterly basis. We focus on bringing to light emerging artists, musicians, and writers to show their work to an international audience.

DEADLINE: November 28,  2021

FEE: $7: Instagram, Facebook and Website promotion; $12: Annual magazine + Social media; $18: Annual magazine + Interview + Social Media

WHO: International: All mediums accepted, photography, mixed-media, drawings, illustrations, paintings, digital paintings, new media, sculptures, installations, video, motion graphics etc.


MMMAD Festival: Post-digital landscapes

We are looking for works by international artists that open windows to new digital worlds. A jury of experts will select the 5 best proposals -at least two of them must be by artists who were born or live in Galicia- that will be exhibited in Vialia Vigo from December 20, 2021, to February 20, 2022

DEADLINE: November 29,  2021

DATES:  December 20, 2021 to February 20, 2022

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; Digital Art 


Curiocity Brisbane

Queensland Museum Network invites creators and makers, artists, engineers and architects to submit an idea for a large scale physical or digital installation via an online application to be considered as part of Curiocity Brisbane 2022. We are seeking mind-blowing temporary outdoor and physical installations that will transform Brisbane into a playground for the public to engage with and be inspired by the intersection of science and art.

Curiocity Brisbane will provide base investment from $5000, up to a maximum of $50,000 per Curiocity for the selected installations, subject to Curiocity Brisbane’s approval. These Curiocities will be exhibited at public spaces in Brisbane from 9 – 20 March, as part of Curiocity Brisbane and World Science Festival Brisbane 2022.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

DATES: March 9, 2022 - March 20, 2022

FEE: $35

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


18th Indian Wells Arts Festival

The 18th Indian Wells Arts Festival, an International Palette! Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and serious buyers in attendance, April 1, 2 & 3, 2022, at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells, California.

Celebrating its 18th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and around the world each year to showcase their museum-quality contemporary and traditional fine art. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2022 Indian Wells Arts Festival's Primary Jury deadline set for November 30th, 2021, and 50 places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 10th, 2022.

Open to all media artists, 15+ mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, photography and other 2 dimensional as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, and wearable-art.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2021

DATES: April 1, 2022 - April 3, 2022

FEE: $35

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


Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowships

Akademie Schloss Solitude supports young artists, scholars, scientists, as well as cultural and economic professionals.

DEADLINE: November 30,  2021

FEE: 15 Euro

WHO: International; artists, scientists, scholars, and business representatives


NARS Studio Relief Program

NARS’ mission is geared towards creating community while fostering the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices. Since March 2020, we have witnessed the devastating impact that the current health crisis has had on the cultural sector and specifically in artists and in the development of their work. With this in mind, we have decided to dedicate part of the NARS Studios to 2-3 individual NY-based artists who are in need of space but unable to afford it.

DEADLINE: Rolling basis. 

FEE: Free

WHO: Regional (New York City, U.S.); NY-based visual artists with an active professional practice of at least three years.


Fall/Winter Residency 2021 

After the success of our first in-person season post COVID, and upon the lifting of restrictions, we invite you to join us at our upstate NY campus for another immersive retreat. A large Victorian home, a big white barn, and a textile mill-turned studio space await your creative practice. Away from the distractions of life, surrounded by woods, hiking and lakes this is a perfect place to spend a couple of weeks or even your whole winter. As a part of a creative community, you can choose to focus on a solo project or embrace the opportunity to explore collaborations with your fellow residents.

Accepting new applicants on a rolling basis. Participating artists in this program will be offered studio space and a private room for a reduced $250 a week. During this time each resident will be fully independent, yet co-exist in shared space.

DEADLINE: Rolling basis

DATES: 2 - 12 Weeks

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; All Disciplines


Stochastic Labs Summer Residency 

 Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated workspace, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer, etc), a $1k monthly stipend, and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline

WHO: International, Engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs


Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

 The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is partnering with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to administer the Rauschenberg Emergency Grants, an emergency grant program that provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical or dental emergencies.  The grants are available to visual and media artists, and choreographers living anywhere in the United States or U.S. Territories.  This program was established in the tradition of the artist's Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid.

DEADLINE:  Ongoing Deadline 

AMOUNT:  Up to $5,000

WHO: Residing in U.S. or U.S. territories. Visual and Media artists.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

 Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  •  Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding

  •  Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

 Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

 Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,700.

DEADLINE:  Ongoing Deadline 

WHO: Residing in U.S. or U.S. territories. Visual and performing artists.

AMOUNT: Up to $3,000


The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical needs. 

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline 

WHO: Artists who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or their work. Painters, printmakers, sculptors.

AMOUNT: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

FINE PRINT: The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. Learn more here.


Art Show International’s Solo Exhibitions

Art Show International announces their 2021 Solo Exhibition Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their 5 best artworks to win an invitation as a solo artist in our gallery. This will now be a regular feature at Art Show International. Each month, an exclusive offer will be extended to artists selected from among our highly talented artist pool. One Grand Prize Winner selected from among all artists participating in this Solo Competition during 2021 will receive a $1,000 cash award. Additional cash prizes will also be announced.

DEADLINE: The submission deadline for the solo exhibition will normally be the last day of each month. However, if enough entries are not received during a particular month, a rolling submission deadline may be set

ENTRY FEE: $35 non-refundable for 5 images 

WHO: International artists of all types of styles and mediums are welcome, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, video, as well as experimental and installation works.

AMOUNT: $1,000 in cash prizes will be given out to the Artist of the Year who will be selected from all solo artists exhibiting their works during the year. Additional Second, Third, and Merit prizes will also be given out


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Established as part of Lee Krasner’s legacy, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant was set up to support and strengthen the creative lives of artists. A competitive grant for artists with extensive exhibition records, this grant has a long list of impressive alumni. Since its start in 1985, the foundation has granted over 65 million dollars in award money to artists in over 77 countries.


WHO: Mid-career professional artists with demonstrable financial need. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

AMOUNT: Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance.

FINE PRINT: Commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, and computer artists are not eligible. Students not eligible. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. Detailed FAQ here.


Awesome Foundation Grant

A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiatives and public or social practice art projects.

DEADLINE: Ongoing—monthly grants offered.

WHO: Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike. All Mediums 

AMOUNT: $1000

FINE PRINT: Grants not given for studio space or strictly salary or supplies. Needs to make the community more “awesome.” Think public works. More info here.


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest-standing foundations, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around the world.


WHO: Young artists pursuing their studies or in the early or developmental stage of their career. 

AMOUNT: First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each, and subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000 each (maximum three grants).

FINE PRINT: The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel, and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships, and studio training. Grants are not intended as work or project grants for more experienced or mature artists.

 Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply. Learn more here.


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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