Got some stunning new artwork and want to display it? Dreaming of losing yourself in the Tuscan hills and painting honey-hued villas all day? Excited about a public art idea and just need the right venue? It sounds like you also need the right site to find your next big artist opportunity.
From residencies and public art directories to food-themed artist calls and an unexpected resource, we put together five more artist opportunity sites to help you on your way to greatness.
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If you haven’t checked out Rachel L. Gibson’s deliciously clever, food-themed call for artists blog, you’re in for a tasty treat. In Rachel’s words, it’s “a food-themed, motivational oddity amongst the plethora of boring directory sites!” and we agree.
Each post starts with an intro from Rachel explaining the gastronomic gist of the call before she dives into the details.
Rachel also offers a helpful and fun guide to getting accepted into your next show, Getting a Show: Avoiding the Pitfalls & Pratfalls.
And for all those artists who want their art to be a city’s crown jewel:
As the name suggests, Public Artist focuses only on calls for public art. If your dream is to get your artwork in front of a large audience and leave a legacy out in the open, this website is for you.
While you do have to sign up, no credit card is required, and there is a free plan that lets you view the calls for entry database and apply to any calls listed there.
You can also receive email notifications for calls you’re interested in. Categories range from murals and sculpture to architectural arts and kinetic.
ArtDeadine.com has been providing artists with opportunity information since 1994. According to their website, ArtDeadline.com is “the largest and most respected source for artist’s seeking income and exhibition opportunities.”
While many of the opportunities are available for around a $20/year subscription fee, there are plenty of free ones listed on their homepage and added to their knockout Twitter: @ArtDeadline.
They claim their website is updated hourly, so you’ll always have a new artist opportunity to test your talents.
And for artists with a certain wanderlust:
Res Artis positions itself as a “worldwide network of artist residencies”. They work with over 500 art organizations and individuals across 70 countries to bring the best residencies to artists looking to change up their routines.
You can easily search by keyword, country, city, residency duration, facilities, setting, type/size of studio, you name it. That way you’ll make sure you find the artist residency of your dreams!
Res Artis also has a resource library with links to educational books and online tools.
You might be thinking, hang on a sec, social media?
That is not a website. Has Artwork Archive lost it? But, hear us out. Facebook and Twitter offer a vast amount of artist resources if you know where to look.
Follow the galleries and art fairs you find on other call for entry sites, so you know when they’re putting out new open calls. You’re basically creating your own call for artists list updated in real-time–with no fees!
We also recommend joining Facebook groups, such as Art Opportunities, Jobs, and Advice, where members post everything from studio space and grant information to competitions and art show calls.
UPDATE: Artwork Archive now has its own Call for Entry Page!
Free to peruse, we feature everything from dream residencies and life-changing grants, to fun festivals, art business workshops, and competitions for some extra cash. We make it easy to search, too! Filter by opportunity type, location, event dates, eligibility, and more to find exactly what your art practice needs to flourish.
Found Your Next Fantastic Artist Opportunity?
Be sure to track all your competition entries on Artwork Archive, so you can spare yourself any tear-out-your-hair moments and keep all your energy focused on your art. Best of luck and don't forget to tell us about your next artist opportunity success!