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

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July 26, 2024 8 days left

Call for Artists : The Mermaid Tale Trail
Public Art & Proposals

Call for Artists : The Mermaid Tale Trail
  • Organization: Hernando County Fine Arts Council
  • Submission Deadline: July 26, 2024
  • Award Info: Selected artists will be paid an honorarium of $1,700
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Hernando County, Florida 34601, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all regionally based artists.

August 1, 2024 14 days left

Penland Winter Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30 and residency fees may apply
  • Award Info: 2 weeks - 4 week residency intensive
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Penland, NC 28765, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

August 2, 2024 15 days left

Chimpanzee Remembrance Garden
Public Art & Proposals

Chimpanzee Remembrance Garden
  • Organization: Project Chimps
  • Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 13, 2025
  • Award Info: $5000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Morganton, GA 30560, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based Public Sculpture artists

August 9, 2024 22 days left

City of Tamarac Inspiration Way -2025 Sculpture on Loan Program
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: August 9, 2024
  • Award Info: Stipend: $2,500 per artists selected to exhibit, $1000 Cash Award for Best of Show, possible purchase budget $60,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Tamarac, FL, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists nationwide creating original three-dimensional artwork of a scale and material suitable for outdoor display. Florida artists are encouraged to apply. Previous years of experience in outdoor installation of public work is preferred but not necessary.

August 15, 2024 28 days left

The Future Generation
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Entry fee is $25 (for up to three online entries)
  • Award Info: The top four Future Generation winners will receive cash and prizes, as well as worldwide recognition in International Artist magazine, The Art of the Portrait quarterly journal and on the Portrait Society’s website and social media platforms.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must be 18-25 years old.

Submitted artwork should feature the human figure (portrait or figurative).

Artwork must be the artist’s own original design and concept.

In addition, photography, electronic/computer generated art, art done in a class, workshop or under supervision of a teacher is ineligible.

August 15, 2024 28 days left

2025 Kinetic Biennial Boynton Beach - Indoor Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: February 1, 2025 - February 2, 2025
  • Award Info: Each artist will be paid $100 honorarium.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Boynton Beach, FL 33435, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Talented artist/designer producing exceptional visual kinetic artwork.
Artwork matches the definition of kinetic art established for the Kinetic Biennial.
Artwork is suitable for all age groups
Ability of the artists to satisfy the schedule.
Experienced professional artist/designer at least 18 years old.
Comfortable signing the Boynton Beach loan agreement.

Extra Consideration:

Artists with life experiences with the diverse ethnic and cultural communities of Florida including but not limited to African Americans, Caribbean Americans and Hispanic Americans.

August 15, 2024 28 days left

2025 Kinetic Biennial Boynton Beach (18-Month Outdoor Exhibition)
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 20, 2025 - August 1, 2026
  • Award Info: Each artist will be paid up to $1,500 honorarium
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Boynton Beach, FL, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Experienced professional artist/designer at least 18 years old.
Comfortable signing the Boynton Beach outdoor loan agreement.

Artists with life experiences with the diverse ethnic and cultural communities of Florida including but not limited to African Americans, Caribbean Americans and Hispanic Americans.

September 30, 2024 74 days left

A Penny in Your Pocket, National Juried Exhibition
Exhibition

A Penny in Your Pocket, National Juried Exhibition
  • Organization: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 3, 2025 - March 2, 2025
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: 2 years of representation in the Knoxville Marketplace, the sales area in the Arrowmont Gallery in Knoxville for six selected artists.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists. Artists must be at least 18 years of age.

October 1, 2024 75 days left

Atlanta Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in one of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton

Ongoing

The Store
Services

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: Representation in The Store
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15201, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. Based artists.

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