Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Southeastern U.S.

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The Artwork Archive team set out to find the best art opportunities, artist grants, and calls for entry for visual artists in the Southeastern United States.

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, specifically in the Southeast.

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We will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often, and let us know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!


Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Southeastern U.S.

April 28, 2024 4 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 30, 2024 6 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 6 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.

May 1, 2024 7 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.

May 5, 2024 11 days left

Mathews-Sanders 11th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 9, 2024 - August 9, 2026
  • Award Info: Each artist exhibiting sculpture will receive a $2,500.00 honorarium per sculpture, which includes the transportation, installation, and de-installation of the pieces.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: CLEVELAND, MS 38733, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

The call is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, using durable materials suitable for outside elements and change in temperature that requires little to no maintenance during the display period. The call is open to sculptures of all types. Preference will be given to artworks with a musical theme at the Grammy Museum and downtown Cleveland. The Bologna Performing Arts Center presents the best in the arts and entertainment through a series of national and international multi-disciplinary performances and hosts over 200 events per year.

May 6, 2024 12 days left

ArtSS In the Open 2024
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024
  • Award Info: A $1,500 honorarium
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Sculpture
  • Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30328, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to local, regional and national U.S. based artists.

May 6, 2024 12 days left

Howard County Arts Council Rising Star Performing Arts Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024
  • Award Info: Up to 10 rising stars to compete for our $5,000 Rising Star Award.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Ellicott City, Maryland 21043, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Emerging performing artists with roots in Howard County can apply to be among the finalists who will perform at our Celebration gala — with the winner voted on by the audience! The competition is open to performers, both individuals and ensembles (up to four members), ages 18-35, who live, train, work or perform regularly in Howard County or have done so in the past.

May 12, 2024 18 days left

Del Ray Urban Sketchers
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: May 12, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 12, 2024 - May 12, 2024
  • Award Info: Urban sketchbooking emphasizes storytelling that conveys a sense of place or a moment in time through drawings completed from direct observations.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Alexandria, VA 22301, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all drawers.

May 12, 2024 18 days left

2024/2025 Flying Solo Call for Artists - Nashville International Airport
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 12, 2024
  • Award Info: Exhibition space as well as an honorarium of $750-$1,500.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Nashville, TN 37214, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This opportunity is only open to Tennessee residents or artists who can demonstrate a strong connection to Tennessee either through prior residency or their artwork.

May 15, 2024 21 days left

Arts Access Mini-Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Award Info: up to $2,000
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Description
Eligibility Info

This grants category is especially designed for new organizations that are not currently receiving TN Arts Commission funding. An organization is eligible to apply for funding if it is a nonprofit organization legally chartered in Tennessee, governmental (local or regional), and/or nongovernmental entity in possession of a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service declaring the organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

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