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

April 22, 2024 Ends today

Textures - Juried Exhibition
Competition

Textures - Juried Exhibition
  • Organization: Overt Space Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 7, 2024 - July 21, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: $500-$1,000 in cash prizes
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: STOUGHTON, Wisconsin 53589, United States
Description

April 22, 2024 Ends today

2024 Abbey Mural Prize
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024
  • Award Info: The Abbey Mural Prize awards grants to support the creation and restoration of public murals in the United States.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: New York, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all u.s. based non-profits or public organizations.

April 24, 2024 2 days left

FREE ENTRY: $1,000 Award, "Open Theme" online competition and virtual exhibition.
Competition

FREE ENTRY: $1,000 Award, "Open Theme" online competition and virtual exhibition.
  • Submission Deadline: April 24, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Free to apply, finalists must pay the $35 participation fee.
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 24, 2024 2 days left

Call for Light Art: Canal Convergence 2024 Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: April 24, 2024
  • Award Info: Canal Convergence seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in and around the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront in Scottsdale, Arizona. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from Nov. 8–17, 2024.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 24, 2024 2 days left

The Bridge: Real World Mentorship Program for Emerging Photographers (NYC / LA)
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: April 24, 2024
  • Award Info: Mentorship program for young photographers aged 18-26 residing in New York City and Los Angeles
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York 11221, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers residing in New York's 5 Boroughs or Los Angeles County.

April 24, 2024 2 days left

Artistic Muscles - 2024 Summer Theme Show
Competition

Artistic Muscles - 2024 Summer Theme Show
  • Organization: 440 Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: April 24, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 11, 2024 - August 2, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Starting at $15
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

April 25, 2024 3 days left

Capture
Exhibition

Capture
  • Organization: Chicago Fine Art Salon
  • Submission Deadline: April 25, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 3, 2024 - June 7, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $29 - March, $34 - April, $11-online only
  • Award Info: Curators choice
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois 60622, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 26, 2024 4 days left

SDWS Plein Air Exhibition 2024
Exhibition

SDWS Plein Air Exhibition 2024
  • Organization: The San Diego Watercolor Society
  • Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 3, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Members $25, non-Members $40
  • Award Info: $1000, $500, $300 and $200 for Peoples Choice
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: San Diego, CA 92106
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to plein air painters

April 26, 2024 4 days left

2025 Taoyuan International Art Award
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024
  • Award Info: Exhibition and a "Grand Prize" will be determined from the shortlist with a prize of NTD 600,000 and three winners for "Honorable Mention" with a prize of NTD 200,000.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 320, Taiwan
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 26, 2024 4 days left

14th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition
Competition

14th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries
  • Award Info: Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

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

April 26, 2024 4 days left

Common Clay & WCCD Residencies: Call for Artists Based in East Sussex
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024
  • Award Info: The residency provides access to the Common Clay studio one day per week for 1 year (June 2024 - May 2025).
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex TN39 3LJ, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists based in East Sussex from a low socio-economic background

April 26, 2024 4 days left

Blunden Prize 2024: Commissions and up to £75K in Cash Prize
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 26, 2024
  • Award Info: Cash prize of £75,000, paid in installments.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Stonewater, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 28, 2024 6 days left

London Open Art
Exhibition

  • Organization: The Holy Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: April 28, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 10, 2024 - May 19, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Free to apply, participation fee applies
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London E8 2DA, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

April 28, 2024 6 days left

Women's Only Online Fine Art Competition
Competition

Women's Only Online Fine Art Competition
  • Organization: Blue Koi Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: April 28, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 25.00
  • Award Info: $250 cash prize
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 28, 2024 6 days left

Art, Music and Writing Submissions Open for O+ Festival 2024 in Kingston, NY
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: April 28, 2024
  • Event Dates: October 11, 2024 - October 13, 2024
  • Award Info: Accepted submissions will be invited to participate at this year’s festival in exchange for access to care in the O+ Artists’ Clinic.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: KINGSTON, New York 12402, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 28, 2024 6 days left

Collage as Street Art Residency – New Orleans 2024
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: April 28, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however if accepted residency fees may apply. Financial aid packages available, please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: A week-long, in-person residency that coincides with Kolaj Fest New Orleans (12-16 June 2024).
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 29, 2024 7 days left

The Harpo Foundation: Grants for Visual Artists
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is a $15 application fee, but a free waiver may be requested.
  • Award Info: Up to $10,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based Artists.

April 29, 2024 7 days left

Call for Entries: Boynes Artist Award 10th Edition
Competition

Call for Entries: Boynes Artist Award 10th Edition
  • Organization: Boynes Artist Award
  • Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 40
  • Award Info: $5000 cash, advertising package, residency network, publication & more
  • 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

April 29, 2024 7 days left

Buffalo Bills New Highmark Stadium Bison Sculptures
Public Art & Proposals

  • Organization: Buffalo Bills Art Program
  • Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024
  • Award Info: $5,000,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. Based artists.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

Celestial Inspiration - Annual Perseids Meteors - AUGUST
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20.24
  • Award Info: There are so many benefits one can cherish with a residency, retreat, or sabbatical stay at the Camp. Although this is not a resort because it is a rustic homestead environment with no staff, Val as your host is creating a unique environment so that you can focus on achieving your goals while still asking for your focus and mindfulness on basic habitat contributions during your time.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Waynesboro, TN 38485, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

2024 Inge Morath Award
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Award Info: $7,500 grant given to a woman or nonbinary photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One finalist will also receive a $1,000 grant in support of their project.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media
  • Location: New York, New York 10003, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The Award is open to any photographer that identifies as a woman or nonbinary.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

Digital Art, Assemblage and Hand Cut Paper Collage II
Competition

Digital Art, Assemblage and Hand Cut Paper Collage II
  • Organization: Limner Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 20, 2024 - July 13, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Hudson, NY 12534, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

South Porch Artists Residency Spring 2024
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however residency fees may apply. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: 1-4 Week residency
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Summerville, South Carolina 29483, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

The Homiens Art Prize
Competition

The Homiens Art Prize
  • Organization: Homiens
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20 for 1-3 artworks. You may enter as many times as you like.
  • Award Info: $24,000 awarded annually, exhibition, international recognition, publication, and more! 10 Winners, 18 Shortlisted, 60 Longlisted.
  • 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

April 30, 2024 8 days left

The Jacki Apple Award in Performance and Artist Projects 2024-2033
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Award Info: $10,000 to fund projects in performance, media, exhibition, and/or publication.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York 11205, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to any NYC based Artist.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

OPEN CALL for Brooklyn based LGBTQIA+ artists
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
  • Award Info: To celebrate Pride Month, Arts Gowanus is partnering with Brooklyn Pride and The Old Stone House & Washington Park to present an outdoor art exhibit featuring works by Brooklyn-based LGBTQIA+ artists. We are currently accepting submissions for Pride: All Day, Every Day.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Brooklyn-based LGBTQIA+ artists are invited to submit artwork for consideration for this group exhibition.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

'ace Exploration Residencies
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however there may be residency fees if accepted. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: 4 week artistic residency
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

Art Sales Academy - Mastering Face to Face Art Sales
Workshops & Classes

Art Sales Academy - Mastering Face to Face Art Sales
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 30, 2024 - May 21, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is a course fee, as mentioned above, of £165 plus 20% VAT. Members of the VAA are entitled to an exclusive discount, making the fee just £110 (plus 20% VAT)
  • Award Info: N/A
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

April 30, 2024 8 days left

April PleinAir Salon Online Art Competition
Competition

April PleinAir Salon Online Art Competition
  • Organization: PleinAir Magazine
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 2, 2024 - April 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 plein air painters

April 30, 2024 8 days left

Exhibition opportunity for ethnically diverse emerging artists from Dartford or surrounding areas
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Award Info: £2000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Dartford, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

This exhibition & mentorship is only for artists from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Artists must also have some connection to Dartford or surrounding areas (i.e either living in or nearby or can show a connection in some other tangible way).

April 30, 2024 8 days left

'ace Production Residencies
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however there may be residency fees if accepted. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: Project based residency.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

April 30, 2024 8 days left

Call For Art: International Print Issue #46 Juried by Cohle Gallery, Paris
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Submission fee is $40 for 3 images (non-refundable). ***We understand that not everyone is able to pay a submission fee. We offer free opportunities (like Studio Sundays) for artists as well. Please note that the submission fee helps support our art community, sustain our operations, compensate curators and writers. If you are unable to pay the fee, you may still submit to our free blog features (available several times per year).
  • Award Info: Have your work seen by our 200,000 + readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your work out there and connect with a new audience to elevate your incredible art.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Our calls for entry are open to all artists from every country unless we have a special edition that highlights a specific topic or interest. All styles and media are welcome. There are no educational requirements to apply to the open calls.

May 1, 2024 9 days left

Halstead Jewelry Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Award Info: grand prize consists of $7,500 in start-up capital and $1,000 in merchandise as well as recognition in the industry.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based jewelry artists

May 1, 2024 9 days left

Call for Entries 2024-2025 Pittsburg State University
Exhibition

Call for Entries 2024-2025 Pittsburg State University
  • Organization: Pittsburg State University
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 12, 2024 - May 16, 2025
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Pittsburg, KS 66762, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to u.s. based artists.

May 1, 2024 9 days left

Coral Critters Competition
Competition

Coral Critters Competition
  • Organization: Coral Reef Encounter
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024
  • Award Info: Two $500 prizes, Two $125 prizes, two $50 prizes and Honorable mentions
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Columbia, MD 21045, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

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