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.

Remember, you can now save the important deadlines for your favorite opportunities right in your Artwork Archive account.

When you find a call that interests you, simply click ‘Add to Schedule' and the call's deadline will be automatically added to your Schedule. You'll also receive weekly reminders to keep you on top of your game.

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.

CATEGORY

May 28, 2024 Ends today

Anyone Can Sketchbook Journal
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: May 28, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Current MAC Members: $60.20 Non-members: $86.00
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Mendocino, CA 95460, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists in the area as this is an in-person workshop.

June 3, 2024 6 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 3, 2024 6 days left

Art & Algae: Cyanotype printing with Seaweed and Sunlight
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Class Cost: $154 NO MEMBER DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE. THIS IS A NON MAC WORKSHOP. Tuition includes a required supply fee of $25 for 4-5 pieces of art on fine art paper provided by the instructor.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Mendocino, CA 95460, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists in the area as this is an in-person workshop.

June 10, 2024 13 days left

Chamberlain Award
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Regular (May 7–June 10): $25
  • Award Info: a fully sponsored artist residency and $10,000 prize
  • 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
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.

June 10, 2024 13 days left

Headlands Artist in Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Regular (May 7–June 10): $45
  • Award Info: 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
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists

June 10, 2024 13 days left

Chiaro Award 2025
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Regular (May 7–June 10): $25
  • Award Info: a fully sponsored artist residency and $15,000 prize for a mid-career painter
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S. based mid-career painters.

June 10, 2024 13 days left

4C Exhibition Program
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: San Gabriel, CA 91776, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

We focus on Chinese Community.Our audiences are mostly native speakers of Chinese. We require all the statements(artist statements and artwork statements) are in Chinese. And bilingual texts in both Chinese/English are highly recommended.

June 14, 2024 17 days left

2024 Los Angeles County Arts and Health Week Summit
Services

  • Submission Deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all.

June 30, 2024 33 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.

June 30, 2024 33 days left

Temporary Public Art Proposals Open Call - City of West Hollywood
Public Art & Proposals

Temporary Public Art Proposals Open Call - City of West Hollywood
  • Organization: City of West Hollywood - Arts Division
  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Awarded exhibition budgets vary from year to year, project to project. Average award per project is $8,000.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: City of West Hollywood, California 90069, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This is an open call to individual artists, curators, and non-profit arts organizations based in the United States for exhibitions of emerging, mid-career, and established artists.

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