Each year the Artwork Archive team goes on a mission to find the best art opportunities, grants, and calls-for-entry for the upcoming year.

Below you will find a list of the top artist residencies, international open calls, artist grants, exhibition opportunities and art competitions that we believe will benefit artists in 2024!

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Guide to the Best Artist Opportunities in 2024

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June 24, 2024 Ends today

Public Art Water Treatment Plant
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Award Info: Up to four finalists will be selected by the Public Art Review Committee to create a concept proposal and will receive $1,500 as a concept stipend. Total project budget is $150,000.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Northfield, Minnesota 55057, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Candidates must be professional artists, as stated in your resume, and eligible to work in the United States. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status or physical ability. Artists are NOT eligible if they are immediate family or business partners of the Public Art Review Committee or program staff.

June 25, 2024 1 day left

Win an online Solo Exhibition in July 2024
Competition

Win an online Solo Exhibition in July 2024
  • Organization: All About Photo
  • Submission Deadline: June 25, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $45/14 images
  • Award Info: online solo exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to photographers

June 25, 2024 1 day left

Environmental Challenges
Competition

Environmental Challenges
  • Organization: Decagon Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 25, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20 for 4 images. $4 each additional
  • Award Info: - First Place entry will receive $300 - Second Place entry will receive $200 - Third Place entry will receive $100
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers over 18.

June 26, 2024 2 days left

VAO Phase 3
Competition

VAO Phase 3
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Entry Fee: £20 for 1st submission and £10 per additional artwork, max of £60. Please see website for Young Artist submission costs.
  • Award Info: VAO24 prizes totaling £10,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London W1W 7LT, United Kingdom
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The competition is open to both amateur and professional artists, working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture & young artists (16 -24)

June 26, 2024 2 days left

Hide Tanning and Parfleche Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 30, 2024 - October 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Description
Eligibility Info

This program welcomes Indigenous visual artists with traditional and/or contemporary arts practices interested in hide-tanning processes and working with parfleche. Applicants must be ages 18+ at the time of the program start date.

June 26, 2024 2 days left

6th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition
Competition

6th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Students can receive lower entry fees. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 27, 2024 3 days left

Introducing the Momentum Artist Growth Programme
Workshops & Classes

Introducing the Momentum Artist Growth Programme
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: June 27, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 27, 2024 - June 27, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

June 28, 2024 4 days left

Mixed Media
Exhibition

Mixed Media
  • Organization: Part Crowd Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 28, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Non-refundable submission fee: $20 USD
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 28, 2024 4 days left

Monthly Art Award: Submit Your Art and Win Cash Prizes, a Published Interview, and More!
Competition

Monthly Art Award: Submit Your Art and Win Cash Prizes, a Published Interview, and More!
  • Organization: Boynes Artist Award
  • Submission Deadline: June 28, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 10
  • Award Info: 3 artists to win $100 cash, a published interview with our Art Director & Founder Chantal Boynes, a winner’s certificate and a feature in our Newsletter going out to almost 40,000 artists, gallerists and art lovers.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

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

June 30, 2024 6 days left

June PleinAir Salon Online Art Competition
Competition

June PleinAir Salon Online Art Competition
  • Organization: PleinAir Magazine
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Early Bird: $29/$12 Regular: $38/$16
  • Award Info: $2,150 per month, $50,000 annually
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to a variety of mediums and styles including painting and drawing

June 30, 2024 6 days left

In the Round: 2nd Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20 for one entry and artists may submit up to five entries
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Asheville, NC 28804, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This competition is open to artists 18 years or older currently residing in the United States.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

2024 Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: November 3, 2024 - January 26, 2025
  • Award Info: The event will kick off with a ticketed preview party and fundraising dinner on Saturday, November 2, 2024.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Malvern, PA 19355, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Aviário Studio Large Format Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however Artists have to make sure when applying that they are able to cover the costs of the Residency fee, travel, materials and food.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Ferreira do Zêzere 2240-334, Portugal
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must be over 21 years old at the time of their arrival.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Surreal Visions
Exhibition

Surreal Visions
  • Organization: Limner Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 5, 2024 - September 28, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35 for 1 to 4 artwork submissions, $5 for additional artwork entries.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Hudson, NY 12534, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Fiberart International 2025 Call for Entry
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 30, 2025 - August 30, 2025
  • Entry Fee: $45.00
  • Award Info: Contemporary Craft will present a $5,000 cash award to the winning entry.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15203, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Sketch for Survival
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Just 100 artworks are selected from all submissions to be exhibited in London & Edinburgh, as well as competing for our Artist awards.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Happisburgh, Norwich NR12 0QQ, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Please see website for details on eligibility.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Open Call for Temporary Public Art Exhibitions (Art on the Outside) – City of West Hollywood
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Past awarded budgets have averaged around $8,000 but vary depending on the project.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This is an open call to individual artists, curators, and non-profit arts organizations, based in the United Stateds, for exhibitions of emerging, mid-carrer, and established artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Centrum Artists-In-Residence programs
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Please see website for residency fees that may apply if accepted.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists of all disciplines.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Temporary Public Art Proposals Open Call - City of West Hollywood
Public Art & Proposals

Temporary Public Art Proposals Open Call - City of West Hollywood
  • Organization: City of West Hollywood - Arts Division
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Awarded exhibition budgets vary from year to year, project to project. Average award per project is $8,000.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: City of West Hollywood, California 90069, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This is an open call to individual artists, curators, and non-profit arts organizations based in the United States for exhibitions of emerging, mid-career, and established artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

AIR: In-ruins residency Open Call
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 1, 2024 - October 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Please see website for further details on residency fees.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Montauro, CZ 88060, Italy
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
Grants & Fellowships

The Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Queer|Art’s first international grant provides an award of $10,000 for the winner and $1,250 for distinguished finalists, to support the creation of new work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: New York, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
Grants & Fellowships

The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: $10,000 grant
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Qualified artists must be self-identified Black trans women working in visual art and based in the United States.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Greenwich Art Society Member Flinn Summer Exhibit 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 31, 2024 - August 22, 2024
  • Entry Fee: For annual, new member or membership renewal of $75, the artist can submit up to 2 pieces of art. The membership fee effective through Aug. 14, 2025. Fee for entering 3 pieces $100 includes 2024 membership. All fees non-refundable.
  • Award Info: Cash and other awards totaling over $2000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: GREENWICH, CT 06830, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Entry open ONLY to G.A.S. members. Membership is open to all artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Call for Artists for Inclusion in Northern NJ Public Art Roster
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Opportunity to be Included in the ArtsBergen Public Art Roster
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New Jersey, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all u.s. based artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture Open Call: Care & Stewardship
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Stipend to offset living and travel expenses for out-of-town residents
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sisters, OR 97759, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

12th ABSTRACT International Juried Art Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 6, 2024 - July 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15 per entry
  • Award Info: Up to $3,500 in cash prizes
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: LA, CA 90028
Description
Eligibility Info

Please note that participants must be at least 18 to participate in our events.

June 30, 2024 6 days left

The Emergent Art Grant
Grants & Fellowships

The Emergent Art Grant
  • Organization: The Emergent Art Grant
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: $1000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

July 1, 2024 7 days left

2025 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibition
Exhibition

2025 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibition
  • Organization: Embracing Our Differences
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 19, 2025 - April 13, 2025
  • Award Info: Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students – everyone can participate.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

FREE CREATION WEEK 2024
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 15, 2024 - July 22, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Submission is free however additional fees may apply.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Algodonales, Cádiz 11680, Spain
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

Magic Circles Online Laboratory on Virtual Worlds (Online)
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Award Info: 1,000 CAD stipend & showcase processes in a small exhibition at the Zentrum für Netzkunst, Berlin, in Summer 2025.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

32nd Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition
Competition

32nd Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition
  • Organization: Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 5, 2024 - December 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: $1750 total in awards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Niceville, FL 32578, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

Favor the Bold
Exhibition

Favor the Bold
  • Organization: J Studio
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 13, 2025 - August 1, 2025
  • Award Info: 2000
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Washington, DC 20003, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to LGBTQIA+ artists in the NYC and DC areas.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

6th Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Competition
Competition

6th Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects Art Competition
  • Organization: Fusion Art
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 5, 2024 - August 4, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 1-2 images / $40 for up to 5 images
  • Award Info: Choice of a cash prize or complimentary one-year membership to Fusion Art's Members Gallery for Best in Show winners.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

Embracing Our Differences Outdoor Exhibit
Competition

Embracing Our Differences Outdoor Exhibit
  • Organization: Embracing Our Differences Out Door Exhibition
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 19, 2025 - April 13, 2025
  • Award Info: . Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Sarasota, Fl
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 1, 2024 7 days left

Pier-2 Art Center Artist-in-Residence Programme (PAIR)
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Travel coverage and a daily living allowance of 500 NTD
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Kaohsiung City 80343, Taiwan
Description
Eligibility Info

Individuals and groups dedicated to art creation, both in Taiwan and abroad, are eligible to
apply; there are no restrictions on the types of artistic endeavors.
2. This opportunity is available to artists and artistic groups of all nationalities who have at
least two years of experience in art creation. (Student artists should at least possess a
bachelor's degree.)
3. Applicants should be capable of communicating in English. English and Chinese are the
languages used during the residency, so please consider this requirement before submitting
your application.

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