Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Southwestern 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 Southwestern 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 Southwest.

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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 Southwestern U.S.

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July 21, 2024 2 days left

11th Annual New Mexico Painters Exhibition 2024
Exhibition

11th Annual New Mexico Painters Exhibition 2024
  • Organization: Kennedy Gallery - NMHU
  • Submission Deadline: July 21, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 15, 2024 - October 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no submission fee, however artists are responsible for delivery/transportation to and from Kennedy Gallery.
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists in New Mexico.

August 10, 2024 22 days left

Cultures and Creators: Our Ancestors. Our Future.
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: August 10, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 13, 2024 - September 22, 2024
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

We welcome artists residing in the culturally rich and diverse communities of Taos, Rio Arriba, or Santa Fe County to participate in this exhibition.

August 14, 2024 26 days left

City of DeSoto - Art Integration at the ARC in Curtistene S. McCowan Park
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: August 14, 2024
  • Award Info: Honoraria of $1,500 per artist will be allocated for the three (3) shortlisted artists.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: DeSoto, TX 75115, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This call is open to artists 21 years or older currently residing in North Texas as defined by the North Central Texas Council of Governments with secondary to other parts of the state. Applicants must be legally qualified to work in the U.S. Artists need to share other professional completions and (3) references. Attention to detail, timeline, and budget essential with studio progress pictures provided by the artist.

November 1, 2024 105 days left

Houston Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: November 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: Houston, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in Harris County

Ongoing

Dual Program, Lab + Tlaxcala3
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however if accepted residency fees may apply. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: Mentoring from both, The Lab Program & Tlaxcala3 -Individual accommodation -Workspace/Studio -Presentation of processes and public presentation -Digital Zine & Printed Publication (short release 15 prints)
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

Ongoing

amshot's exhibITion art show (ONGOING DEADLINE)
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all local artists in Oklahoma City.

Ongoing

Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund-Deadline ONGOING
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists in the Austin Texas area

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