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

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.

May 1, 2024 9 days left

Napa Art Walk 2024- 2026
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 1, 2024 - August 1, 2026
  • Award Info: Temporary installations for the eighth Napa Art Walk outdoor art exhibit. ARTIST HONORARIUM: $3,000 to cover any associated travel and installation costs.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Sculpture
  • Location: Napa, CA 94559, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This opportunity is open to established professional artists residing or working in the United States age 18 and older. All submissions must be previously completed artworks. No artwork proposals for yet-to-be-created art will be accepted.

May 3, 2024 11 days left

39th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: May 3, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Cash awards will total over $1,000, more details in description.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lancaster, CA 93534, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Works must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Museum of Art and History or MOAH:CEDAR. This exhibition is open to artists working with all arts media, including photography, video, audio, painting, drawing, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, AR, VR, new media, fiber, wearable art, small installations, and clay. Artists of all ages are welcome to submit, although artists 17 and under must have their parent's permission. Please note the physical dimensions are limited to be generally 36" or less any given direction.

Applicants must reside within the 5th Supervisorial District of the County of Los Angeles OR within the following ZIP codes:

91321 91350 91351 91354 91355 91381 91383 91384 91387 91387 91390 93501 93505 93510 93516 93523 93524 93532 93534 93535 93536 93543 93544 93550 93551 93552 93553 93560 93561 93563 93591 93599 92371 92301 93203 93243

May 5, 2024 13 days left

2024 TCC Foundation Visual Art Scholarship
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Award Info: Visual artist scholarship of $1,000.00
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Tulsa, OK 74115, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

eligibility
applicant must be currently enrolled at Tulsa Community College for the 2022-2023 academic year
applicant must be an Art Major. (TCC Digital Media Majors are not eligible for this award)
artwork submitted must have been created in a TCC Art course.
applicants should have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
all artwork must be original by the student. No reproductions or master copies will be accepted.

June 3, 2024 42 days left

Call For Texas Artists: 11th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition | $10k Top Prize
Exhibition

Call For Texas Artists: 11th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition | $10k Top Prize
  • Organization: Artspace111
  • Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35+
  • Award Info: $15,000 total prizes | $10,000 top prize
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Texas artists

June 5, 2024 44 days left

Headlands Artist in Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 35-45
  • Award Info: Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, housing, travel and living expenses. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Paid roundtrip airfare, and up to $1,000 a month of either a stipend or reimbursed expenses
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Description

June 30, 2024 69 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.

July 6, 2024 75 days left

Art Studio Residency for one year - Art Works Downtown, 2024–2025
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: July 6, 2024
  • Award Info: The Max Thelen Studio Residency provides a quality art space for an emerging artist to create artwork and receive community support.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Eligibility:

Applicants must live within commuting distance to San Rafael CA.
Applicants must be in the early to middle stage of their art career with a committed art-making practice.
Applicants must be visual artists.

July 12, 2024 81 days left

2024 Western Regional Exhibition
Exhibition

2024 Western Regional Exhibition
  • Organization: Oil Painters of America
  • Submission Deadline: July 12, 2024
  • Event Dates: October 12, 2024 - January 5, 2025
  • Entry Fee: The entry fee is $35 for one, $50 for two & $60 for three; only one may be accepted.
  • Award Info: $11,500 in cash & merchandise with $4,000 best in show
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Prescott, AZ 86301, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists eligible to compete are citizens of North America who reside in: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Manitoba, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Yukon Territories, and all of Mexico, who are 2024 OPA members. Members who are citizens of the United States, Canada, or Mexico are eligible to participate regardless of where they live.

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