Get ahead of the game this year. 

We sent our team on a mission to find the best art opportunities, artist grants, and calls-for-entry for you in 2019. From that, we present you a list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that we believe will benefit artists during the upcoming year!

The complete list is broken down into four categories: grants, residencies, calls-for-entry, and opportunity sites.

Applying for artist grants is a great way for artists to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist. These grants listed help artists pay for materials, studio space, or even their rent, allowing artists the time to make work without the day-to-day pressure of paying bills—giving them the freedom to make work in an unrestricted manner and dedicate their time to being fully creative. 

If you are seeking time away from your routine and obligations to create work in a new environment with new influences, a residency might be more your speed. Residencies vary in their offerings and funding, so make sure to check the fine print section of each listing. 

Finally, take a look at some of our favorite opportunity sites to search, and learn how to make sure your portfolio and professional documents are ready to apply. 

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!


Top Opportunities for Artist Grants

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Established as part of Lee Krasner’s legacy, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant was set up to support and strengthen the creative lives of artists. A competitive grant for artists with extensive exhibition records, this grant has a long list of impressive alumni. Since its start in 1985, the foundation has granted over 65 million dollars in award money to artists in over 77 countries.

WHO: Mid-career professional artists with demonstrable financial need.  Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

FIELD: Painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmaking.

AMOUNT: Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance.


FINE PRINT: Commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, and computer artists are not eligible. Students not eligible. Detailed FAQ here.


The Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists

The Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field.

WHO: Under-recognized US visual artists over the age of 21.

FIELD: Any field.

AMOUNT: Awards are made of up to $10,000.

DEADLINE: The 2019 grant cycle will open in February 2019 with a deadline in April 2019.

FINE PRINT: Students are not eligible. $15 application fee is required. You will need to submit an artist resume, artist statement, and work samples on the online application. Detailed FAQ here.


Artadia Awards

Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. In the past 18 years, Artadia has awarded over $3 million to more than 300 artists throughout its participating award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

WHO: U.S. visual artists who work in the program city (or its eligible counties) and who have resided there for at least two years.

FIELD: Any field.

AMOUNT: Ranges between $5000 to $20,000, plus ongoing assistance through the lifetime of your career.

DEADLINE: Applications dates for participating cities are as follows—Los Angeles: January 1 – February 1, New York: March 1 – April 1, Houston: April 15 – May 15, Chicago: May 1 – June 1, San Francisco: July 1 – August 1, Atlanta: September 15 – October 15.

FINE PRINT: Students are not eligible. Award money can be used however the artist sees fit. Continued support is achieved through close collaborations with its host cities to create exhibition opportunities for artists, arrange studio visits with local as well as national curators, source residency programs, and make introductions in the field. Learn more here.


The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

Adolph Gottlieb, one of the artists known for initiating the Abstract Expressionism movement, achieved artistic and financial success far beyond his early expectations. But, he had several colleagues who, despite their artistic achievements, were not able to support themselves financially. The Gottlieb Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

WHO: Artists who have been working for at least 20 years in a mature phase of your work, and can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

FIELD: Painting, printmaking, or sculpting.

AMOUNT: $25,000

DEADLINE: December 15, 2018

FINE PRINT: Maturity is based on a high level of intellectual, technical, and creative proficiency that has been maintained over time. It is based less on an applicant’s age than on the development of and commitment to an artist’s work that has progressed over time. Detailed FAQ here.


John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

WHO: Visual artists from the U.S. and Canada.

FIELD: Any field.

AMOUNT: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

DEADLINE: Applications for 2019 grants were due by September 17, 2018. Stay tuned for the 2020 grant cycle open later this year.

FINE PRINT: On the application, you must include a chronological list of shows, citing dates and places, and a list of collections in which your work is represented. Work exhibited on websites and blogs alone does not constitute a sufficient record of accomplishment for our competition. Learn more about applying here.

Aaron Siskind Foundation - Individual Photographer's Fellowship

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is a 501(c)(3) set up by preeminent photographer Aaron Siskin’s estate, which he had asked to become a resource for contemporary photographers. The award was established to support and encourage contemporary artists working in the photographic field.

WHO: Any US artist over 21 years of age

FIELD: Work must be based on the idea of still-based photography, but can include digital imagery, installations, documentary projects, and photo-generated print media.

AMOUNT: Up to $10,000

DEADLINE: The 2019 Grant Cycle will begin in Spring 2019

FINE PRINT: Varied amounts of grants gifted up to $10,000. Students not Eligible. Doctoral candidates considered on a case-by-case basis. Check out the FAQ here.


Awesome Foundation Grant

A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice art projects.

WHO: Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike.

FIELD: Any Field. Each chapter has their own requirements, most consider arts projects.

AMOUNT: $1000

DEADLINE: Rolling—monthly grants offered.

FINE PRINT: Grants not given for studio space or strictly salary or supplies. Needs to make the community more “awesome.” Think public works. More info here.


PAAM's The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations. Today, PAAM continues to offer an ever-changing line-up of world-class exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and cultural events.

WHO: U.S. painters aged 45 years or older at the time of application. A need for financial support must be clear and demonstrated. Applications must be submitted by an individual working artist or collaborators in an artist group; organizations cannot apply.

FIELD: Painting. For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various wet media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, pastels, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (i.e. mixing acrylics with oil paints).

AMOUNT: Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 and an exhibition at PAAM.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Full grant information and the online application is available at


Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Grants

Integrity: Arts & Culture (IACA) sponsors mini-grants for artists focusing on creative endeavors, believing the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. Grants are intended to assist with such things as art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project-related expenses, etc.

WHO: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident, 18 years of age or older. High school or college undergraduate students may not apply. Graduate students may apply, but we do not fund tuition or student projects.

FIELD: Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts

AMOUNT: Grants generally average $250

DEADLINE: December 16, 2018

FINE PRINT: Within 30 days of the close of the project, IACA requires 1-2 paragraphs describing how their support benefited you. Learn more here.


Artist Grant

Founded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.

WHO: Visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world

FIELD: Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, stills of video/film, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple media, installation, and other new or alternative media.

AMOUNT: $500 each grant cycle

DEADLINE: There are four grant cycle deadlines per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

FINE PRINT: There is an application fee of $25 USD that helps defray the costs of administering this grant so that they may continue to support and fund artists' important work. You can learn more here.



Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)

The LEAP award provides a $1000 grant to one grantee for an early career artist in the contemporary craft field. The gift is intended to be used towards a new product line or body of work. The Society for Contemporary Craft will commit to promoting the work for the duration of one year along with providing special features on six finalists.

WHO: Emerging Artists

FIELD: Contemporary Craft (ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials)

AMOUNT: $1,000

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018 for the 2019 grant cycle

FINE PRINT: One artist chosen for a cash prize; six chosen for auxiliary benefits. $25 application fee. Learn more here.


Joan Mitchell Foundation: Emergency Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to U.S.-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community on a broad scale. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster.

WHO: U.S. artists who have been impacted due to natural or man-made disasters

FIELD: Painting, sculpture, or drawing

AMOUNT: TBD based on need.

DEADLINE: Applications are accepted throughout the year, starting January 1, 2019.

FINE PRINT: Unfortunately, the Joan Mitchell Foundation cannot grant funds towards the retail value of any lost or damaged artwork. Applicants will receive a response within 1-2 months. Check out their FAQs here.


Puffin Foundation Artist Grants

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

WHO: New and emerging artists

FIELD: Fine arts and video/film


DEADLINE: Requests for application packets must be received by December 15, 2018. Completed or returned applications must be postmarked by December 30th.

FINE PRINT: Your application must be “hard copy.” Check out the FAQs here.


Sustainable Arts Foundation Award Program

The Sustainable Arts Foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide. The foundation offers unrestricted cash awards and residency grants to artists and writers with families -- specifically, at least one child under the age of 18.

WHO: Artists and writers with at least one child under the age of 18 and a strong portfolio of work

FIELD: Fine arts and writing

AMOUNT: $5,000

DEADLINE: Check back later for the 2019 grant cycle announcement. (The 2018 grant application cycle ran in the month of August.)

FINE PRINT: Application fee is $20. 100 percent of this fee goes to the jurors, who are all parent artists and writers themselves. Charging this fee ensures that at least two jurors will review each application and be compensated for their work. Learn more here.


Creative Capital

Creative Capital supports adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services.  This impact-driven arts organization provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in funding and career development services valued at $45,000.

WHO: Artists in any discipline working on a specific project.

FIELD: Painting, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Photography, Public Art, and more.

AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 in direct funding.

DEADLINE: 2019 cycle TBA

FINE PRINT: Besides funding, you’ll have access to consultations with legal, financial, marketing, public relations, and web consultants; artist retreats and regional gatherings; ten meetings with a strategic planning coach; and more. Letter of Inquiry must be submitted. You can learn more here.


2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.

WHO: Artists living and working in New York

FIELD: Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, or Playwriting/Screenwriting

AMOUNT: $7000

DEADLINE: January 23, 2019

FINE PRINT: Applications for the 2019-20 award cycle will open in Fall 2019. The following categories will be reviewed: Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Learn more here.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

WHO: U.S. artists

FIELD: Visual and performing arts

AMOUNT: Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is $1,500.

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline

FINE PRINT: Each month FCA receives an average of 80 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Artists should review all eligibility guidelines and FAQs before applying. Learn more here.


STARTS Prize 2019 – Open Call

Two prizes are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: Arts and technology

AMOUNT: €20,000

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Winners of the STARTS Prize must make a commitment to accept their awards in person at the award ceremony and to present their works at the STARTS Prize Forum, an artists’ symposium in Linz, Austria. Learn more here.


The John Ruskin Prize 2019

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 is now open for entries and invites artists, designers and makers at all stages of their careers, currently resident, working or studying in the UK to submit work in response to the theme: Agent of Change. As a multidisciplinary prize, creative practitioners working across and within a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

WHO: U.K. artists

FIELD: Fine art, design, architecture and craft

AMOUNT: First prize: £3K, Second prize: £1K, Third prize: £1K

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: 25 finalists will have their selected works included in a high-profile exhibition at The Holden Gallery, Manchester in Summer 2019 and have the option to sell their work in the ‘Ruskin Editions’ collection. Learn more here.


The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple artist grants totaling $5,000.00 awarded through an open call competition juried by leading curators.

WHO: Artists worldwide, 18 and older

FIELD: Any field

AMOUNT: 5 artists will each receive $1,000

DEADLINE: May 21, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media. Learn more here.


Young Masters Art Prize 2019

Contemporary artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the 2019 edition of the Young Masters Art Prize, and for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize. The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London.

WHO: Artists worldwide

AMOUNT: Up to £1,500 in prizes

EXHIBITION DATES: September 30 - October 5, 2019

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT:  For the ceramics prize, they must also demonstrate an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft, which can be interpreted in the broadest international sense. Learn more here.


The Salt Spring National Art Prize

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art, as well as one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

WHO: Canadian artists, 18 and older

AMOUNT: Over $40,000 in ten different awards

DATES: Exhibition: September 21 - October 21, 2019; Gala Awards Night: October 19, 2019

LOCATION: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of four from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition. Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, five selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Learn more about specific award amounts here.


Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the creation of the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, a $5,000 award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. The award program will be administered by NYFA with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation. The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement, where artists combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations within their work.

WHO: U.S. artists

FIELD: Surrealism

AMOUNT: $5000

DEADLINE: August 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

FINE PRINT: Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply for the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, however applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application deadline. Learn more here.


Top Artist Residency Opportunities

ChaNorth Summer 2019 Residency

ChaNorth is a New York State artist residency aimed at providing a nourishing, focused environment for emerging and established artists as they continue their committed practices.

WHO: National and international emerging and mid-career artists

FIELD: Any creative field

DATES: The summer season runs from May through the end of October, offered in 6 four-week sessions. Check here for exact session dates.


DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: ChaNorth is a self-directed residency offering space, time, and inspiration to make new work. The cost of a four-week session is $950. Residency fee includes a private room, private studio, fully stocked kitchen. The fee does not include transportation costs to and from chaNorth, and artists' materials cost. Learn more here.

National Parks Arts Foundation Residencies

The National Park Arts Foundation started their Artist-in-Residence program in 2006 to provide opportunities to artists to live and work in National parks to create a body of work. Programs are specifically tailored to the artist’s project and the selected park. Residencies are one month and can accommodate artists from multiple disciplines such as sculpture, ceramics, dance, theatre, textiles, writers, new media, printmaking, and film.

WHO: Visual artists

FIELD: Sculpture, ceramics, dance, theatre, performing arts, music, literature, new media, animation, printmaking, film-making, ethnographic art.

DATES: Check website for individual residency dates

LOCATION: One-month residencies are offered in the following locations: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (Big Island, HI), Death Valley National Park (California), Fort Union National Monument (New Mexico), Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (New Mexico)

DEADLINE: Application deadlines vary. Check here for details.

FINE PRINT: $2000 stipend offered to accepted artists. Application fee required. Learn more about each residency here.


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Skowhegan promotes engagement with peers and a focus on process and experimentation. Although the residency has become most widely recognized for its focus on painting, they accept artists working in a variety of mediums. The program gives artists complete freedom during their residency, but also provides resources and weekly lectures for guidance and feedback.

WHO: Visual artists. You must be at least 21 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English.

FIELD: All mediums

DATES: June 8 - August 10, 2019

LOCATION: Skowhegan, Maine

DEADLINE: January 10, 2019

FINE PRINT: Tuition for Skowhegan’s nine-week program is $6,000, but 95% of each class receives financial aid or scholarships. Learn more here.


SVAD Artist Residency Program

The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina invites visual artists to submit applications for the spring session of the 2019 Artist Residency Program which is intended to address themes of environment and ecology.

WHO: Artists around the world

FIELD: All media accepted

DATES: March 1 – April 14, 2019

LOCATION: Columbia, SC

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: The selected artist will be awarded a $1,500 honorarium. SVAD is unable to pay for travel or housing for the resident at this time. The artist should propose an artwork that may qualify as public art and an activity to engage with the community at the School of Visual Art and Design. Learn more here.


Bogliasco Residency Program

An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month residential Fellowships to gifted artists and scholars of all ages and nationalities. During their month-long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio.

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: Visual Arts, Film/Video, Theater, Dance, and more

DATES: Fall 2019 semester dates are as follows: September 9 – October 11, October 14 – November 15, or November 18 – December 20

LOCATION: Bogliasco, Italy

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019 for residencies during the subsequent fall semester, and April 15, 2019 for residences during the subsequent spring semester.

FINE PRINT:  To be eligible for a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Although there is no cost for a residency, Fellows are responsible for their own travel to and from the Study Center. Learn more here.


The MacDowell Colony | Summer 2019 Residencies

The MacDowell Colony, founded by composer Edward MacDowell, was originally meant for musicians in need of a creative retreat. Now, the colony has become one of the most recognized visual arts and writing residencies. The location offers a cultural experience surrounding by breathtaking scenery.

WHO: Artists worldwide, emerging and established

FIELD: Visual arts, architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, and theatre

DATES: June 1–September 30, 2019, for the Visual Arts Residency. Check here for other disciplines.

LOCATION: Peterborough, New Hampshire

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Travel grants, as well as need-based stipends, are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. Learn more here.


Bernheim Artist in Residence Program

At once a haven for nature-lovers and artists alike, the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Center is founded on the mission of “strengthening the bond between people and nature by finding new ways to connect nature with people’s lives.” Situated within a 14,000-acre property with over 8,000 species of plants and 40 miles of hiking trails, this larger-than-Manhattan preserve welcomes artists from all backgrounds for one to three months for artistic exploration.

WHO: Visual artists

FIELD: All mediums encouraged to apply: sculpture, installation, performing arts, painting, sound, video, textile, new media, animation.

DATES: Selected artists work with Bernheim in arranging residency dates based on their desired time and availability within an April – December 2019 timeframe.

LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky

DEADLINE: January 21, 2019

FINE PRINT: Minimum duration is 4 weeks for regional artists and 6 weeks to 3 months for non-regional artists. Residents get a fully equipped cabin, with a log-burning stove (and AC and heat), in a stunning wooded setting. Travel, supplies, and food paid by for artist. Housing covered. $2,500.00 grant available. Learn more here.


The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists

Eight-week artist's residency, just a short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire." The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: Visual arts

DATES: June 1 - July 27, 2019

LOCATION: Léhon, France

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Application, accommodation in a private bedroom in a historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen, and studio space in a 9th-century abbey are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals. Learn more here.


The Neon Museum 2019 National Artist Residency

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. Each residency is accompanied by programming to engage the community and museum visitors, providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection.

WHO: Artists based in the United States, over the age of 18

FIELD: Visual or performing arts

DATES: June 1 - August 31, 2019


DEADLINE:  February 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: The artist will be paid a stipend of a total of $3,000, plus a modest budget for materials if required. The selected artist will also be provided an $800 travel allowance.  Studio space and separate lodging with kitchen facilities are provided free of charge for eight weeks. Learn more here.


CRETA Rome Artist Residencies

C.R.E.T.A. Rome offers self-funded residencies to international ceramicists, visual artists, and writers for periods of 4 or 5 weeks. The residency includes a semi-private equipped studio, housing in the historical center of Rome, and technical assistance in procuring materials for your work, firings, etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond.

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: Ceramics, visual arts, writing

DATES: Summer 2019 residencies (4 weeks): May 29 - June 25, June 26 - July 23, July 24 - August 20; Fall 2019 residencies (5 weeks): September 11 - October 15, October 16 - November 19, November 20 - December 17

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019 for Summer 2019 Residencies, and June 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 Residencies

FINE PRINT: Accommodation are a 1-bedroom house with a garden and a private studio. Spouses/companions and/or children are also welcome for a supplemental fee. Each resident will have an opportunity to exhibit the work produced during the residency period in a final group show. Learn more here.


Offshore Residency

The Offshore Residency offers an extensive one-week program where artists live, work, and travel together aboard a sailboat. Each Offshore journey navigates to a specific, historic region, where participants engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings and events coordinated by the program. Through these relationships, artists will have the opportunity to reflect upon their work and its objectives outside of marketplace demands and experience the rigors and rewards of sailing under the guidance of experienced captains.

WHO: Artists from all geographic locations, ages, ethnicities, and identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.

FIELD: All mediums encouraged to apply: visual artists, sculpture, installation,  performing arts, painting, sound, video, textile, new media, animation

DATES: Late August - early September 2019 (Exact dates to be announced in early January)

LOCATION: Offshore's Summer 2019 program will take place off the northern coast of Sardinia and the southern coast of Corsica.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: The program session will run for 8 days. You can find a sample itinerary on their website for an idea of what to expect. Applicants must have a working knowledge of English. Accepted residents will be required to pay a fee of $525 to participate in the program. Learn more here.

Djerassi’s facilities are nestled in 583 acres of redwood forests, coastal grasslands, and four additional habitats rich in biodiversity. Photo by Charles Hutchins, Creative Commons 2.0

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one hour south of San Francisco. The program offers gorgeous architecture, the time and space to interact with peers, and critical dialogue for growing your own individual practice, in a pristine landscape. Best of all, the program is offered at no cost to artists, should you be accepted.  

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: Visual arts, media arts/new genres, literature, choreography, and music composition

DATES: Mid-March through mid-November

LOCATION: Woodside, CA

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are six residency sessions each year: five that are four weeks long and one that includes Open House/Open Studios is five weeks long. Travel and supplies paid by the artist. Food and lodging paid by the organization. Learn more here.

Annex:art Artist Residencies

As part of its ongoing mission, Annex:art works with international artists to coordinate self-funded and sponsored artist residency, as well as interim studio programs.  These programs are designed to enable the artist an opportunity to complete a project or specific body of work in one of our participating annex locations.

WHO: Artists worldwide, 21 and older

FIELD: All media accepted

DATES: To be determined

LOCATION: At present, the program is available at the Annex:art facilities in Havelland, Germany; San Fidel, New Mexico; and the picturesque Ardèche region of south-central France.

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline. Apply on their website.

FINE PRINT: The program seeks applications from artists who have a specific purpose or project to be completed during the residency.


The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Photo by Allison Meier, Creative Commons 2.0

The Wassaic Project 2019 Summer Residency Program

The Wassaic Project is a multi-disciplinary arts organization supporting artists, performers, and writers. Artists create a body of work and participate in conversations, open-studios, and artist talks. To top it off, they also have a visiting curators and artists series in addition to your housing and studio space.

WHO: Emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and creatives.

FIELD: Visual arts, writing, etc.

DURATION: One to six months


DEADLINE: January 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: While there is a resident fee of $900/month, there are fellowships available and ample access to fully decked out facilities including a woodshop, silk screening studio, and tons of exhibition opportunities. Travel and supplies paid by the artist. Learn more here.


Artspace 2019-2020 Artists-in-Residence

A one-year residency that includes studio space, a culminating solo exhibition of work created during the year, a monthly work exchange at Artspace, and the opportunity to get involved in public programs.

WHO: Emerging and mid-career artists

FIELD: All fields

DATES: August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020


DEADLINE: December 21, 2018

FINE PRINT: First round interviews will be conducted in January 2019, in person or via Skype. Learn more here.


Residency 108: Spring Session

Residency 108 invites artists, writers, and thinkers to immerse themselves in their creative practice. They particularly welcome those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency and weekly critiques are held as a group, sometimes with a visiting critic.

WHO: Emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers worldwide

FIELD: All disciplines

DATES: April 22 - May 20, 2019

LOCATION: Clermont, NY

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities and a weekly stipend for food, participants are responsible for cooking their own meals.  Learn more here.

Back to Basics Residency Program 2019

Back to Basics residency program gives artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their creative practice and being. Stop the information overflow, go offline and get back to focus in a supportive, natural environment in the middle of the Northern summer.

WHO: Emerging and professional artists

FIELD: All disciplines

DATES: 1-month residencies in July, August, and September 2019

LOCATION: Haukijärvi, Finland

DEADLINE: January 10, 2019

FINE PRINT: In this residency program, participants are encouraged to not have a predetermined project plan to follow, but to arrive with an open mind and dedicate their time at the residency for on-site observations, ideas, conversations, self-reflection and development. For program details, visit their website.


Residency Unlimited

RU fosters customized residency environments for artists and curators in all disciplines and at all stages of practice. Participants receive critical, production, and administrative assistance. Substantial emphasis is placed on building networking capacity for the residents.

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: All visual arts media and disciplines

DURATION: For artists, residencies usually vary in length from three to six months; for curators, duration is generally one to two months.

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY

DEADLINE: Rolling application, fill out the inquiry form here.

FINE PRINT: The selection process ranges from an open call application and panel process to nominations or by invitation depending on the project, the type of residency and the partnering organization. Learn more here.


Byrdcliffe 2019 Artist Residencies

Byrdcliffe Artist Residencies offer uninterrupted time and space for artists of all disciplines to work in a creative community on the 250-acre Catskill mountain historic campus just two hours north of NYC. The AiR Program offers several residency options ranging from four weeks to five months in duration, with various live/work spaces available for each session; Ceramic artists are able to apply for 1, 2, or 4 month residencies.

WHO: Visual artists, writers, musicians

FIELD: Ceramics, weaving, darkroom/digital photography, video, painting, sculpture, musical performance and composition, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry among others

DURATION: One month

LOCATION: Woodstock, NY

DEADLINE: February 10, 2019 for 1 Month and Ceramics Residencies

FINE PRINT: Fellowships available based on need and merit with funding also available for women, artists of the LGBTQA community, and artists impacted by natural disasters.  1 Month Residencies are offered for individuals and couples with private and communal housing available. Each resident receives a private studio and living space. Learn more here.


Heima Art Residency 2019

Heima is a multidisciplinary art residency for The physical space is a 350 square meter combined house and studio/exhibition space. In 2019 Heima will offer two 3 months residency periods, each involving six artist carefully curated. The program offers complete access to Heima’s facilities for ninety days.

WHO: Emerging and established artists of different cultural and geographic backgrounds

DATES: April 5 - June 30, 2019 or August 1 - October 31, 2019

LOCATION: Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland

DEADLINE: January 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: All artist will live together and have access to multiple studio spaces + have their own bedroom. The residency fee is 250.000 ISK (2050 Euro). The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable. Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses. Learn more here.


The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists

Eight-week artist's residency in Léhon, a "Petite Cité de Caractère," which is short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire." The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. In particular, we are looking for artists who can use the specific character of our residency experience productively.

WHO: Visual artists worldwide

DATES: June 1 - July 27, 2019

LOCATION: Léhon, France

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: No students. Application, accommodation in a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen, and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals. Learn more here.


A.I.R. Studio Paducah

A.I.R. Studio Paducah is an Artist-in-Residence Studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky six blocks from the Ohio River. They welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in in a range of creative practices.

WHO: Visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers and improvisational choreographers

DURATION: Stays usually range from two weeks to three months

LOCATION: Paducah, Kentucky

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Learn more here.


Merriweather District 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program

The Howard County Arts Council is thrilled to renew its collaboration with the Howard Hughes Corporation for the second annual Merriweather District Artist in Residence Program (MD AIR). Up to three artists will be selected and provided with a $10,000 stipend, studio space and housing to spend up to six weeks in residence. The highest priority will be given to artists who intend to produce works that reflect innovative approaches, new media and multidisciplinary art forms.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 13 - June 24, 2019

LOCATION: Ellicott City, MD

DEADLINE: February 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: MD AIR is open to local, national and international artists working in all media including, but not limited to, performance, video, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, dance, music, and the spoken word. Learn more here.


Clay Studio Artist in Residence

The STARworks Clay Studio is accepting applications for residency positions of one to six months duration. The residency allows artists the opportunity to expand studio practices, and experiment with a stipend of STARworks manufactured local clay and work with visiting artists and the opportunity to become connected with nearby Seagrove, NC potters.

WHO: Ceramicists worldwide

DATES: July 1 - December 15, 2019


DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: Resident artists are provided with studio space, 24/7 studio access and up to 300 lbs. of STARworks Ceramics clay, manufactured on-site using local wild clay. Work exchange available at $10/hour up to 20 hours/week with separate application. Learn more here.


Visual Arts Residency | Mainland Farm Trust

The Fiore Art Center awards six month-long visual arts residencies, one month-long poetry residency, and one month-long performance/interdisciplinary artist residency promoting dialogue between the gardening, farming and creative worlds. All residents share the common thread of creating work that relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

WHO: Visual artists worldwide

DATES: One month long in July, August, and September

LOCATION: Jefferson, ME

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Three of the six visual arts residency placements will go to artists living in Maine. In addition, they have reserved three of the six residency placements for: 1 out-of-state artist, 1 international artist, and 1 Native American Maine artist. Learn more here.


The Keyholder Residency Program

The Keyholder Residency Program offers eight emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities and studio space in the Lower East Side, as well as a $1,000 stipend to develop new work and foster their artistic careers.

WHO: U.S. artists working in all disciplines

DATES: April 1 - October 1


DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Print-making skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost. Learn more here.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts awards up to seventy juried residencies per year to established and emerging visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio.

WHO: Visual artists, writers, composers, and more

DATES: July 1 - December 20, 2019 for current application date

LOCATION: Nebraska City, NE

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Residencies are available for 2 to 8 weeks stays. Application includes artist statement, CV, references, work examples, etc. Learn more here.


Access Arts/School of Service Residency

Artists will receive studio space and accommodations in exchange for 10-15 hours of service to the Columbia community in the form of education, outreach, and maintenance.

WHO: Ceramics, Fibers, Metals/Jewelry, Printmaking, Digital Photography, Drawing, Painting

DATES: Residencies can range from three months to one year

LOCATION: Columbia, MO

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline

FINE PRINT: Some materials are provided. Cover letter, resume, artist statement, and project description are required. Learn more here.


Artist Residency Program | Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.

WHO: Emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

DATES: Residencies available in three-, six-, nine-, and 12-month time periods. Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August.


DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Applicants must be able to fulfill all program requirements, such as working in their studios for two days per week during HCCC public hours. $600 monthly stipend including housing/materials allowance 24/7 access to 200-square-foot studio. Learn more here.


John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program

Each year up to 12 artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery and/or Foundry areas of the Kohler Arts Center. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Arts/Industry residencies are three months in length and divided into three seasonal cohorts:  Spring cohort (January–April), Summer cohort (May–August), Fall cohort (September–December)

LOCATION: Sheboygan, WI

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Application materials must include: 20 images of the artist’s work, a résumé/CV (3 pages maximum), a written project proposal (250 words or less), images supporting project proposal (3 images maximum), contact information for 4 professional references. Learn more here.


2019-2020 LUX Center for the Arts Residency Program

The LUX Center for the Arts is currently accepting applications for 2019-2020 year long residencies in all media to provide emerging artists with opportunities to hone their studio skills and gain an appreciation for teaching public art classes for youth and adults.  Residencies are offered in ceramics, painting, drawing, mixed media, fibers, and metals.

WHO: Artists worldwide. MFA or BFA in studio art required.

DATES: Beginning August 2019


DEADLINE: April 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: A strong desire to teach is required. Artists with more than one area of expertise and an MFA are preferred. Learn more here.


Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship

At the intersection of art and social change, this nine-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 9, 2019 - June 26, 2020

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE: April 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: The program accepts six national and international fellows as well as two Washington, DC-based artists in each cohort. Learn more here.


VisArts Studio Fellowship

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 7 - December 2, 2019 -or- December 6, 2019 - June 3, 2020

LOCATION: Rockville, MD

DEADLINE: April 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships. Learn more here.


Trestle Gallery Artist Residencies

Trestle Gallery has two residency opportunities, our Trestle Artist Residency and Visiting Artist Residency. The Trestle Artist Residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as an Trestle Art Space Member. The Visiting Artist Residency at Trestle Gallery allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Trestle Gallery and Art Space community with a free private studio membership for six months.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 1 – December 31, 2019

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: No housing provided. Applicants are required to submit 4-8 work sample and have at least one professional reference. Learn more about each residency here.


Summer Public Art/ Community Arts Residency

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center welcomes artists to submit proposals for their annual summer residency program in the community arts. Proposals must show a strong commitment to community engagement in the design and execution of the project. Most artists run their project through Annmarie’s creative reuse center, called the artLAB, where artists are encouraged to incorporate recycled or repurposed materials into their project.

WHO: Visual, musical, and literary artists worldwide

DATES: Mid-June through mid-August 2019

LOCATION: Solomons, MD

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists will also have access to the galleries, a private studio space, the clay studio, the 30 acre sculpture garden, the waterfront area, etc. Residencies are meant to focus on community arts projects; those that merge arts and the environment are particularly desirable. Learn more here.


Artist Residency at Main Street Arts

Main Street Arts is accepting applications for our residency program! We offer access to galleries, museums, and art communities in nearby Rochester and Syracuse while providing quiet time and space to focus on your artistic practice.

WHO: Emerging and established artists

DATES: A one-month or two-month residency in July, August or September 2019

LOCATION: Clifton Springs, NY

DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: Cost for Studio Only: $200 for 1 month or $350 for 2 months; Cost for Studio and Housing: $400 for 1 month or $700 for 2 months. Artists in residence have 24-hour access to a large studio on our second floor. Facilities include 200 sq. ft. studio spaces, an electric kiln, potters wheel, etching press, and more. Learn more here.


Residency Opportunity in New Mexico

The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the program is a place where our participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work in a peaceful environment.

WHO: Emerging artists

DATES: The Summer Session runs during the months of May, June, July, August and September. The Winter Session runs during the months of November, December, January, February and March.

LOCATION: Truth or Consequences, NM

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Financial aid is available. Submission materials needed: a current CV or artist resume, artist statement/bio, statement of intent, two professional references, and work samples. Learn more here.


Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point offers affordable short-term studio and accommodations rentals for artists and creative types who want to focus on their work in a distraction-free environment. The residency program at Artscape Gibraltar Point is ideal for artists who are conducting research, working to meet a deadline, collaborating with others or who require temporary workspace.

WHO: All artists


LOCATION: Toronto Island, ON, Canada

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists enjoy clean and cozy private accommodations, bright and spacious studios, a shared kitchen and lounge, free WiFi, bike rentals, beautiful outdoor spaces and spectacular views of the lake from the Gibraltar Point Beach. It's just a short ferry ride away from Toronto's city centre. Learn more here.


Ox-Bow Fall Artists and Writers Residency

The Ox-Bow’s Fall Residency is designed for artists and writers at many different points in their careers. This residency is an incredible opportunity for emerging artists looking to launch their career with the help of dedicated time, access to resources and mentorship. The fall residency offers a wider variety of studios that can be used for artists of different mediums to collaborate.

WHO: Artists and writers at any stage in their careers

DATES: 2, 3, and 5-week residencies during September 1 - October 5, 2019

LOCATION: Saugatuck, Michigan

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Stipends available for travel and supplies. Room and board covered by Ox-Bow. The fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Learn more here.


AADK Spain

AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that opens up spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental and creative processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality through an interdisciplinary approach. In the current open call, they will prioritize proposals focused on working on the landscape.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: 1 - 6 months

LOCATION: Blanca, Murcia, Spain

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: AADK Spain invests 850€ (a 60%) per resident in the residency program, and the Municipality of Blanca supports with the accommodation. Paid by artist: 650€ per month (40% of total costs), travel costs, day-to-day living expenses, and costs of production materials. Learn more here.


PRAKSIS aims to provide an open, supportive residency environment without charge for local, national and international artists, makers and thinkers. Its projected residency programme aims to bring experienced and emerging artists together in dialogue. They expect no specific production based outcome but hope that the residencies are fruitful in terms of reflection, research, and in forging long-term links between PRAKSIS participants and existing creative communities in Oslo and Norway.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: 3 to 6 weeks

LOCATION: Oslo, Norway

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: For non-local residents, PRAKSIS provides accommodation, workspace, and food.  Residents are responsible for any travel, production, shipping, and any other costs outside of what is offered by PRAKSIS. Learn more here.


Can Serrat—Art Residency

CAN SERRAT is located in El Bruc, at the foot of Montserrat and only 45 km from Barcelona. This center was founded in 1989 by a group of 11 Norwegian artists. It has several spaces/workshops and a beautiful natural environment.

WHO: Visual artists and writers

DURATION: 3 weeks to 3 months

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Can Serrat offers a limited number of support stipends to visual artists and writers. The stipends cover depending on the grant received (100% - 50% - 30%). 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) per day and accommodation are provided. Learn more here.


Ox-Bow Fall Artists and Writers Residency

The Ox-Bow’s Fall Residency is designed for artists and writers at many different points in their careers. This residency is an incredible opportunity for emerging artists looking to launch their career with the help of dedicated time, access to resources and mentorship. The fall residency offers a wider variety of studios that can be used for artists of different mediums to collaborate.

WHO: Artists and writers at any stage in their careers

DATES: 2, 3, and 5-week residencies during September 1 - October 5, 2019

LOCATION: Saugatuck, Michigan

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Stipends available for travel and supplies. Room and board covered by Ox-Bow. The fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Learn more here.


Carpenter's Wharf Studios Residency

Artists of all mediums and experience are invited to apply to 3 month + residencies at the Roach Road studio space. With no cost to the artist, selected finalists of the submission process will have full access to one of eight new spaces overlooking the River Lee canal. There will be fantastic opportunities for the artist to expand their network and creative potential.

WHO: All artists


LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: May 6, 2019

FINE PRINT: In your applications, they will need to see clear evidence of your work and portfolio clearly labeled and documented. Learn more here.


L’AiR Arts Residency

L’AiR Arts is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support intercultural and artistic exchange by providing international artist residency opportunities. The residency not only provides the opportunity to explore Paris and have space in which to comfortably stay and work, but it also offers an insider’s view into the important role that international artists have played in Paris from the late 19th century to the present day.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: Two to four weeks

LOCATION: Paris, France

DEADLINE: May 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: For the two-week residency period: 1850 euro (based on shared accommodation between 2 – 4 artists) or 2200 euro (based on private accommodation). Scholarships are available for artists based in less economically developed countries as well as those artists were chosen by art patrons. Learn more here.

The Watermill Center Residency

The Watermill Center is a laboratory of inspiration and performance, founded by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson, which provides a unique environment for a global community of emerging and established artists and thinkers to gather and explore new ideas together.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: Two to six weeks

LOCATION: Water Mill, NY

DEADLINE: May 13, 2019

FINE PRINT: During the course of the residency, residents are responsible for living expenses such as food, and travel to and from Watermill, and also production expenses such as art materials and supplies, and equipment rentals. Watermill will provide a modest reimbursement to offset these expenses. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Learn more here.


Residencies in Key West

The Studios of Key West is currently accepting applications for residencies. The Studios offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers designed to encourage creative, intellectual and personal growth.

WHO: All artists

DATES: Residencies fall between December 2019 and August 2020


DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Residencies are almost a full month, and run from the 16th of the month through the 14th of the next. Learn more here.


Ragdale Foundation Residencies

Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually. Ragdale encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and to that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields.

WHO: Creative professionals worldwide

DURATION: 18 or 25 days

LOCATION: Lake Forest, IL

DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: 18-day residency will cost $630 and a 25-day residency will cost $875. Fellowships are offered as both need-based and merit-based award packages. Learn more here.


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residencies

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) with locations in Amherst, Virginia and Auvillar, France, advances the arts by providing creative space in which national and international writers, visual artists and composers produce their finest work. Each year, VCCA hosts over 400 artist-Fellows at Mt. San Angelo in central Virginia and over 50 artist-Fellows at the Moulin à Nef in France.

WHO: Visual artists, writers, and composers worldwide

DURATION: Up to 2 months

LOCATIONS: Amherst, Virginia and Auvillar, France

DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: VCCA is supported through the partnership of the artists it serves and the donors who are committed to advancing creative work. Application fee: $40. The cost of a VCCA residency is $150 per artist/per day. Fellows are asked to contribute towards that cost. Fellows are accepted regardless of their ability to pay. Learn more here.


OCAD University: Contemporary Florence Studio Short Course Offerings Spring/Summer 2019

OCAD University, Canada’s leader in preparing the next generation of contemporary artists, is pleased to be opening the doors of our Florence studio to the international art and design community!

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: See website for residency dates

LOCATION: Florence, Italy

DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: Our 2019 programming includes three different frameworks aimed at supporting overall studio practice, teacher training, and material exploration. In addition to utilizing OCAD U’s studio and emphasizing our approach to contemporary practice, this programming will also include a significant amount of community immersion, including the opportunity to engage with local practitioners and workshops. Learn more here.

Spring + Summer 2020 Artists-in-Residence Open Call

For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: January 22 – April 17 or May 20 – August 14, 2020


DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Learn more here.


Art Quarter Budapest’s International Artist-in-Residence Program

Art Quarter Budapest offers varied services to integrate their residents into the local art scene and assist in establishing professional connections that best support their work and career. AQB personnel provide assistance through the program, catering to practical needs related to life in Budapest, to obtaining the necessary materials, equipment and more. All entering participants are offered a fully furnished room within a communal apartment located on the AQB premises, as well as a studio space catering to the project’s requirements.

WHO: Creatives worldwide

FIELD: Visual arts (including painting, drawing, sculpture, media art, installation, and graphic arts),  performing arts, film, photography, music and sound art, literature and literary translation, illustration and design, art theory, curatorial and art management

DURATION: 1-3 months

LOCATION: Budapest, Hungary

DEADLINE: May 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: The fee for participating in the AQB Artist-in-Residence Program is EUR 850 per month. This fee serves as an important contribution to the maintenance and operation of the institution. Learn more here.


Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design: Emerging and Short Term AiR

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design offers an Emerging Artist Residency program for emerging artists in ceramics, textiles, printmaking and metal/jewellery who have graduated from a craft program in the last five years. At Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, participants in the emerging artist residency, will be given access to equipped shared studio space, in ceramics, metal/jewellery, or textiles, in exchange for community involvement.

WHO: Craft and traditional artists worldwide

DURATION: Emerging: 1 year; Short term: 2 weeks to 6 months

LOCATION: Sydney, NS, Canada

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Emerging Artists are also expected to spend one day a week hosting an open studio day, where they will act as studio technician for their respective studios: maintaining the studio and assisting community members currently enrolled in classes. Learn more here.


Despina Residency Programme

Despina Residency Programme is designed for artists and curators wishing to immerse themselves in their work and/or research. They provide the space to explore practices, concepts, new ideas and materials, and to develop a project while receiving feedback and support.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: 1 to 3 months

LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Paid by artist: Travel, materials, meals. Residency fee per month is 2500 euro (with accommodation). Learn more here.



In GlogauAIR artists from diverse social and geographical backgrounds find a place to develop their works in a dynamic environment of coexistence, exchange of ideas and internationalization. At the same time they get to know a new culture and landscape in Berlin, getting influences from the city, which has become a pioneer place for contemporary culture.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: 3 to 6 months

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Every three months doors are open to the public in the form of Open Studios exhibition, where the artists show their work in a site-specific and process based format. Learn more here.


ANIMA Casa Rural Artist in Residency Program

ANIMA’s thematic and self-directed art residencies aim to offer a time and space away for all manner of creative people from their usual routines and environment. They provide time for reflection, research, production, and practice. The space is primarily directed towards practices and projects involving writing, photography, video art, drawing and painting.

WHO: Artists and writers worldwide

DURATION: 2 weeks

LOCATION: San Isidro Mazatepec, JAL, Mexico

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Cost: $740 USD (includes handling and processing fee). The price of the residency includes a one day trip to the city of Guadalajara, where residents will visits various art galleries and museums, local markets and historic sites. Learn more here.


Top Call-for-Entry in 2019

January Calls-for-Entry:


Artrooms Fair ROMA 2019

Artrooms Fair is the first international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists, innovating the way artists and buyers meet. Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed into their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries.

WHO: Artists from all over the world, from all different backgrounds and media

DATES: March 22 - 24, 2019

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: December 21, 2018

FINE PRINT: Application fee: £20. Artists must attend the fair and be present during opening hours. Learn more about the application process here.


2019 Small Works Juried Exhibition

Five Points Center for the Visual Arts is accepting submissions for its 2019 Small Works Juried Exhibition. Up to three, 2-D or 3-D recent works, no larger than 12” in any direction will be accepted.

WHO: Emerging and established artists 18 years or older may apply

DATES: February 1 - 23, 2019

LOCATION: Torrington, CT

DEADLINE: December 22, 2018

FINE PRINT: The single award will be a 2020 solo exhibition in the Five Points Gallery. A $35.00 entry fee will be charged for up to three works. Five Points will only accept submissions through CaFE. Learn more here.


4th Annual Landscapes Art Competition

Artists are invited by Fusion Art to submit their best art and photography for an online competition depicting natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farmland, trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests, wilderness, polar regions, rainforests, islands, and tropical landscapes.

WHO: All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best work in any medium.

DATES: January 1—31, 2019

DEADLINE: December 27, 2018

FINE PRINT: Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Learn more here.


8th Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery invites all 2D and 3D women artists (including photographers & digital artists) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s online group art exhibition. There is no theme for this competition.

WHO: Women artists worldwide, working in 2D and 3D

DATES: January 2019

DEADLINE: December 27, 2018

FINE PRINT: Winning women artists (10 Overall Category Artists) of the exhibition will be promoted extensively by the gallery. Learn more here.


Aeolian Dust 2019

Aeolian Dust is an international contest for pastellists – artists who draw with pastels. Only pastel artworks are accepted. Selected artworks will be exhibited in Fontana Gallery in Piešťany, Slovakia.

WHO: Pastel artists worldwide

DATES: April 2019


DEADLINE: December 28, 2018

FINE PRINT: Artworks must be originals, no copies or reproductions of photographs will be accepted. Registration fee is 10€. Learn more here.

Creative Time Open Call

This winter, Creative Time is inviting artists to submit proposals for a public artwork. They are most interested in ideas that take unconventional exhibition formats, speak to a pressing social issue, and engender public dialogue. 

WHO: New York City-based artists at a critical career juncture, who have not yet received a public commission or substantial support from a major cultural institution.

DATES: The selected project will be presented in the spring/summer of 2019 in New York.


DEADLINE: January 18, 2019

FINE PRINT: The production budget will vary depending on the proposed concept and will not exceed $50,000. In addition, the selected artist will receive an artist fee based on the scope of their project. Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in a degree program. Learn more here.

The Decisive Moment | International Juried Photography Exhibition

While the concept of the decisive moment is often associated with dynamic, synchronic activity captured in an instant – it may just as well apply to the photographic image that records a thoughtful moment of fleeting solitude or calm. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore this intersection of form, function, and significance.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: January 25, 2019 – February 21, 2019

LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

DEADLINE: December 30, 2018

FINE PRINT: All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission. The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image. Learn more here.


Husby Konsthall Miniature Print Exhibition

Husby Art Center would like to invite printmakers to participate in a mini print exhibition opening. This exhibition will feature small-scale works in all printmaking mediums.

WHO: All artists over 18 working with fine art printmaking

DATES: January 12 - February 3, 2019

LOCATION: Kista, Sweden

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

FINE PRINT: Each artist should submit a single print, or, more, if the prints comprise a series. All traditional printmaking techniques are acceptable. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Learn more here.


Figurative Works II

An all-media exhibition seeking to answer the question, “What is a modern portrait?” Foundry Art Centre is asking artists to capture the people and culture of our time. This exhibition will display artistic approaches as diverse and unique as the souls they are used to represent.

WHO: All artists worldwide, 18 years & older, both amateur & professional, working in all styles and schools of thought

DATES: February 22 – April 5, 2019

LOCATION: St. Charles, MO

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

FINE PRINT: Three prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception: two Juror’s Choice Awards of $200, and a Going Solo Award that offers the awarded artist the choice between a Going Solo Exhibition and $500. Learn more here.


2nd Annual Women Artists Quarterly Art Competition

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists! This is an international online competition so any subject matter and any media is acceptable. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction, and all women artists over the age of 18 are encouraged to submit their best 2D and 3D representational and non-representational art and photography.

WHO: Women artists

DATES: January 15, 2019 — April 14, 2019

DEADLINE: January 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: A three-month group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Learn more here.


Matters of the Heart Exhibition

Las Laguna Gallery proudly presents Matters of the Heart. Just as the discussion about the heart is a subjective matter, so too is the interpretation of the theme for their February show. They invite the artist to take a conceptual, literal or emotional approach to matters of the heart. In addition to portrayals of the heart, they ask, what do you love?

WHO: Artists worldwide, working in all mediums

DATES: February 7 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: January 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: There is no limitation on sizes of work but they have found works over 60 inches to be costly for shipping and recommend sizes that are manageable. $35 entry fee. Learn more here.


Fragmented Online Exhibition

Fragmented art, whether it be collages, abstracts, splintered art, or fractured art allows the viewer to see what the artist sees, in pieces woven together in a mosaic to narrate a story or a perception. It’s an abstract way of thinking, breaking down perspective into finite relative pieces. It makes no sense at first, and yet, it makes the ultimate sense. In this international art call, Fragmented art is asking for the artist’s interpretation of fragmented art.

WHO: All professional and amateur artists worldwide.

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. Learn more here.


Environment Documenta│Call for Photographers

Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit photographic works for a group exhibition that tell and document situations and conditions inherent to the current natural world by touching the theme of environmental protection and pollution.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: April 2019

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Photographers are invited to submit one to three photographic works addressing the theme. Particular consideration will be given to those photos that will be able to valorize the natural environmental heritage. Learn more here.



Art Call for Artists and Photographers – BLUE 2018

Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, “Blue 2019” at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 30,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc. Looking for art created of any subject that is enhanced by the use of the color blue, whether it is a single dot of blue or a completely blue image.

WHO: All artists and photographers, 18 years of age or older

OPENING DATE: January 31, 2019

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: One artist’s work will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” of $500. Entry Fee: $25 for up to three entries and $5 for each additional image. Learn more here.


Open Call to Artists: Journey

Journey: a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a long time; trip; passage or progress from one stage to another; to make a journey; travel. Creative Spirit’s exhibit will celebrate the artists’ unique and varied expression of this creative source.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: January 26 – March 17, 2018

LOCATION: Marblehead, MA

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: The cost to participate in an exhibit is $30.00 per piece. No additional costs or membership are required. This fee helps cover exhibit labor, marketing, and reception. Learn more here.


Viridian Artists presents: “30 Under 30″

A juried exhibition featuring artists under the age of 30. Zimmerli Art Museum Curator, Donna Gustafson will make final selections and 30 artists will be selected for the show.

WHO: Artists under the age of 30

DATES: February 26 - March 23, 2019


DEADLINE: January 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Any media, no larger than 36″ in any direction is welcome. $30 for 3 images, $5 for each additional image. Learn more here.


72nd Annual 57th Street Art Fair

The 57th Street Art Fair invites artists with high quality, handmade, original work to apply to be part of the 72nd annual juried event in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. This two-day event showcases a range of original work in glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics and fiber art entirely designed, created and produced by artists from around the country.

WHO: US-based artists

DATES: June 1 - 2, 2019


DEADLINE: January 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: No reproductions, unlimited editions, or mass-produced works, please. Learn more here.


Miles of Separation

Do you travel for luxury or necessity? Are there ways in which you travel that others don’t? Or have you seen travel that’s out of the ordinary? This show by C Street Gallery explores the way humans travel across the planet for asylum, weather events, luxury, exploration, or the need to relocate.

WHO: All artists

DATES: February 1 - 25, 2019

LOCATION: Springfield, MO

DEADLINE: January 14, 2018

FINE PRINT: Mediums accepted include: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, small constructions or installations (limited to 5x5x5 ft), short films in .mp3 format, and crafts. Learn more here.


First Thursday Exhibition

Building BloQs is a bustling workshop space within the BloQs Cafe. To support emerging artists in their practice the Cafe is excited to be able to offer this space to exhibit their work. Each month we offer an artist the opportunity to exhibit for one month. There is no cost for exhibiting and no commission of artwork sales is taken. The Cafe is open late for a private view on the first Thursday of each month and they offer support and promotion across our social media channels.

WHO: Artists working in 2D and 3D


DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: If you would like to exhibit your work please get in touch with 200-400 words about your practice along with a few images to with the subject line ‘First Thursdays’. Learn more here.


Call for Art: Place Setting

The Politits: Art Coalition is honored to announce an open call for our 3rd annual juried exhibition. Place Setting is inspired by the idea of the dinner table, a place where artists are welcome to join in conversation, to share, reflect and organize during a time of unrest. Place Setting is focused on supporting artists who have historically been underrepresented in the arts.

WHO: Underrepresented artists worldwide

DATES: March 1 - 23, 2019

LOCATION: Rochester, NY

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Submission fee: $15 for 1-3 images. This show is for those who are feeling unheard, fed-up, full of rage and are looking for support from their fellow creatives. Learn more here.


FRESH, 2019

FRESH: not previously known or used; new or different. recent, latest, up-to-date, modern, modernistic, ultramodern, newfangled, original, novel, innovative, unusual, unconventional, unorthodox, radical, revolutionary, informal, offbeat. A juried show by SoLA Gallery.

WHO: All artists and all media

DATES: February 23 – March 30, 2019

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

DEADLINE: January 19, 2019

FINE PRINT: Art made within the past two years. Opening reception on February 23. Learn more here.


Animalistic Call for Art

Animals. They are our innocents, our beasts, our wild. They are caged, they are hunted, they are tamed, they are dissected, and they are forgiving. In this call for artists, Linus Gallery asks artists to depict the beauty and majesty of our wild beings, animals.

WHO: Artists worldwide

LOCATION: Long Beach, CA

DEADLINE: January 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. Learn more here.


Simpos’ art Festival

The cultural association MPGart, a non-profit-making association, promotes and organizes the I edition of the Simpos’art Festival in the town of Vittoria, Italy. The aim is to raise awareness about contemporary art in its different languages.

WHO: Artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, art video.

DATES: September 14 - October 6, 2019

LOCATION: Vittoria, Italy

DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Apply by email. Required: photos for each submitted works in high solution jpg with a complete tagline (title, size and technique), artist biography and telephone number. Learn more here.


Neoteric Abstract VII

This call from Limner Gallery is for a thematic exhibition dedicated to abstract art. The exhibition is open to all forms of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw.

WHO: All working artists in any media

DATES: April 4 – 28, 2019


DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96" no wider than 120".  Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36"wide entry door. Learn more here.


All About Photo Awards 2019

Our fourth edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration.

WHO: Photographers worldwide, age 18 and older, professional and amateur

START DATE: May 1, 2019

LOCATION: Pinecrest, FL

DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition for winners. $30 (US Dollars) for the 3 first images. $5 (US Dollars) for each additional image. Learn more here.


World Illustration Awards 2019

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration, announces that the World Illustration Awards 2019 are now open for entries. Illustrators are invited to submit work made in the 2018 calendar year.

WHO: Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors worldwide


DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Eight award categories: Advertising, Books sponsored by NoBrow, Children’s Books sponsored by Walker Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research and Site Specific. Learn more here.

February Calls-for-Entry:


2019 St. Joseph Sculpture Walk

The Allied Arts Council and the City of Saint Joseph, Missouri seek sculptures to be placed in Downtown Saint Joseph. Selected sculptures/sculptors will receive a $500 honorarium and all sculptures selected will be competing for up to $13,000 in cash prize awards.

WHO: Regional, national, and international sculpture artists

DATES: June 2019 - May 2020

LOCATION: Saint Joseph, Missouri

DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: The Allied Arts Council will purchase a sculpture to become a permanent part of Saint Joseph's public art collection. Only pieces priced $15,000 or less will be considered for purchase. Learn more here.


Photo 21: Future Forward

PH GALLERY + STUDIO seeks photo-based artists to participate in the 4th Annual Juried Group Exhibition. PHOTO21 engages with artists whose work actively pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and visual expression thereby forging new ground in the practice of the photographic medium. What is the future of the photographic object? This exhibition explores this question through the 21st century artists' eyes and mind.

WHO: Photographers

DATES: March 29, 2019 - May 31, 2019


DEADLINE: February 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Photo-based works, including film, digital photography, 2-D, 3-D, installation, mixed media, sound and all forms of photo-based media will be considered. Learn more here.


Women in Art - 2019

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking works from women artists. This exhibition is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women artists, past and present.

WHO: All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur

DATES: March 7 – 29, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: February 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered. Learn more here.


Paper 2019 National Exbition

PAPER 2019 exhibition features pieces by artists working in paper broadly considered. Submissions may include prints, drawings, photographs, artists’ books, handmade paper as well as three-dimensional works made with paper. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the vitality, diversity, sense of experimentation and skillful execution and the many ways in which contemporary artists approach this material.

WHO: Paper artists

DATES: April 7 - May 16, 2019

LOCATION: New Canaan, CT

DEADLINE: February 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Best in Show, awards an artist a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $1,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Learn more here.


Homage to the Square

In honor of the square canvas, “Homage to the Square” will feature works that are restricted to the 8″ x 8″ square canvas. Displayed in a grid, each work will be different from the next in medium, subject matter and style.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: February 27 - March 28, 2019


DEADLINE: February 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Size, including framing if applicable, may not exceed 8” in any direction and must be properly prepared for installation. Work must be properly framed and/or prepared for hanging with wire (no toothed hangers). Learn more here.


The Beverly Hills artSHOW

The City of Beverly Hills seeks artists for the Beverly Hills Art Show, to be held along four verdant blocks of beautiful Beverly Gardens. Up to 250 artists will be selected to exhibit.  Artists should have a substantial body of work in one category.

WHO: Artists working in the following art media: painting, sculpture, two-dimensional mixed media, three-dimensional mixed media, drawing, traditional printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, glass. Additionally, visual performance artists and demonstrating artists are invited to call show staff about exhibiting.

DATES: May 18 - 19, 2019

LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA

DEADLINE: February 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: $35 application fee. There is a late deadline of February 21st, but application fee rises to $55. Learn more here.


Request for Qualifications – Eight Public Art Opportunities

Campus Arts Initiative and eight partners from across Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses are partnering to develop temporary works of public art, one at each partner’s site. The projects will result from collaboration between eight artists and the host sites they are partnered with.

WHO: Public artists, emerging and professional

DATES: Projects will be completed/installed in Fall 2019

LOCATION: University Park, PA

DEADLINE: February 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are no residency requirements for this opportunity, but applicants should be aware that the program requires site visits and in-person collaboration with partners. Each artwork has a budget of $7,000. Learn more here.


Blur Art Call

Movement in visual art is actually very hard to depict. Motion is not something given to the flat medium. However, when we are able to represent motion it tends to blur or flutter. Our human brains can interpret it in a visceral way, sweetly. In this art call please create motion, blur, or gesture to show the challenge of movement.

WHO: Artists worldwide


DEADLINE: February 18, 2019

FINE PRINT: All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Cost: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. Learn more here.


Ceramic Centric

It must be a human instinct to create with mud. If you take earth, wet it, shape it, and fire it, something useful, beautiful, and elemental is formed. From this invention, mud bricks, drinking vessels, and sculptures were created. With “Ceramic Centric”, Foundry Art Centre seeks to celebrate how current artists translate this ancient medium. The artwork in this exhibition will be comprised primarily of clay.

WHO: All artists 18 years & older, worldwide, both amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of thought

DATES: April 12 – May 24, 2019

LOCATION: Saint Charles, MO

DEADLINE: February 18, 2019

FINE PRINT: As creating with this medium is not limited to the three dimensional, half of the show will display wall hanging ceramic works. Learn more here.


stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2019

stARTup San Francisco is a contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. stARTup SF runs at the Hotel Del Sol taking place at the same time as nearby SF Art Market gallery fair. Selected artists will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show and will have an opportunity to expose their work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallerists, and art consultants who will be in the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: April 26-28, 2019

LOCATION: San Francisco, California

DEADLINE: February 19, 2019

FINE PRINT: stARTup provides a marketplace for artists to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists. Applications should include: Artist resume/CV, 10 images, short statement about your work and how you’ll integrate it into the space. Learn more here.


Portrait Society of America | “The International”

Portrait Society of America’s “The International” is one of the most popular and prestigious competitions focused solely on the portrait and figure. The top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their selected original artwork and be present at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait© conference in Atlanta, GA, April 25-28, 2019 for final judging and awards.

WHO: Figurative artists worldwide

DATES: April 25 - 28, 2019


DEADLINE: February 21, 2019

FINE PRINT: A variety of mediums is welcomed and encouraged. Finalists will be announced March 7, 2019, and on Saturday, April 27, over $100,000 in cash and awards will be presented, with a $25,000 cash Grand Prize. Learn more here.


OPEN CALL - Art & About Sydney

The City of Sydney is seeking art projects for the 2020 Art & About program. Ambitious installations, augmented reality, performance – we’re keen to hear about any bold and original ideas that will temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the Sydney city area.

WHO: Visual artists, theatre producers, choreographers, curators, creative technologists, architects, designers – all creative disciplines are encouraged to apply.

DATES: Selected works will be realized between January 2020 and December 2020.

LOCATION: Sydney, Australia

DEADLINE: February 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: They will fund a number of projects from $40,000 to $85,000 (AUD). Learn more here.


2019 PAN Year in Review

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) is accepting submissions for public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1st to December 31st, 2018. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the U.S. and beyond. Past projects have ranged from temporary projects, site specific permanent pieces, artists in residencies, social practice work and more.

WHO: Public artists

DATES: June 13 - 16, 2019

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

DEADLINE: February 27, 2019

FINE PRINT: Three public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. To access past projects, visit the PAN Year in Review Online Database that holds the over 800 past projects that have been selected by previous jurors. Learn more here.


Midsummer Festival of the Arts

Artists from across the country are invited to submit applications for the 48th juried Midsummer Festival of the Arts. The 135 artists to be selected will enjoy welcoming staff, volunteers, and patrons; a free, delicious Saturday evening buffet; $3,000 in awards; and the Arts Center itself. Extensive event marketing draws collectors and buyers from throughout the Midwest.

WHO: All artists 18 and older

DATES: July 20 - 21, 2019

LOCATION: Sheboygan, WI

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: Cash awards totaling $3,000 will be given based on the artist’s entire body of work. Excellence, regardless of medium, will be the determining factor. Learn more here.


Anima Mundi Venice Call | ITSLIQUID International Art Festival

Anima Mundi Festival will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and other prestigious venues and historical buildings. Anima Mundi consists of 3 main events, RITUALS, CONSCIOUSNESS and VISIONS, and the collateral events ELEMENTS – FROM SHAPE TO SPACE and Venice Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May - November 2019

LOCATION: Venice, Italy

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: During these main events, will be presented works of photography, painting, sculpture/installation, design and architecture, video-art and live performance. Learn more here.


The Visual Art Open Prize

All artists both UK & international are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, to win cash prizes of £1,000, plus a solo exhibition, and mentoring package. Finalists will also be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair 2019.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 2019

LOCATION: Chester, England

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are 6 categories: Painting/Mixed Media/Printmaking, Illustration/Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Digital, and Young Artist (Under 24). Learn more here.

March Calls-for-Entry:


Crested Butte Arts Festival

Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the U.S.’s top arts festivals. Now approaching its 47th year, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, and an art auction.

WHO: Artists working in the following fields: Ceramic, Digital Art, Drawing, Graphic Art, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood

DATES: August 2 - 4, 2019

LOCATION: Crested Butte, CO

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: A 5 member jury will select approximately 165 artists to exhibit. Booth fees start at $386. Learn more here.


The Sausalito Art Festival

The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation invites you to apply to participate as one of 260 premier artists showcased at one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the country. On Sausalito’s spectacular waterfront, the Sausalito Art Festival attracts more than 30,000 art lovers to celebrate the virtuoso talents of the finest regional, national, and international artists.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: August 31 – September 2, 2019

LOCATION: Sausalito, CA

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Late applications accepted through March 15, 2019 with a $100 late fee applied. Booth fee includes: white canopy, assisted load-in and load-out. Learn more here.


ARTsites 2019

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking up to 12 artists to participate in its Eighth Annual Juried Public Art Competition for a temporary outdoor exhibit. HCAC’s goal is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County, Maryland. The sculpture will serve as major visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces and generate interest in public art.

WHO: Professional visual artists, aged 18 & older, with public art experience

DATES: August 2019-July 2020

LOCATION: Ellicott City, Maryland

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: HCAC will provide up to 12 artists with a $2,500 grant to cover the temporary loan, insurance, installation, de-installation, and repairs to the sculpture. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist a separate grant will be awarded for each piece. Learn more here.


Arcadia Earth 2019

Arcadia is looking for artists interested in creating immersive environment installations to promote sustainability. The artwork will be displayed during a collective event. The event will be promoted with strong marketing strategy where all installations and their creators will be highlighted. 3 grant levels: $2500, $5000, $7500.

WHO: Artists worldwide



DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists will need to create immersive sustainable experiences by activating an area of 15’ x 10’ more or less, using recycled materials and innovative technologies. Learn more here.

Spectrum: DITTO

The Carriage Barn Arts Center hosts its 29th annual Spectrum Contemporary Art Show that will showcase multiples – a pair, diptych, triptych or group of pieces that relate to each other. Selected works will highlight the juxtaposition, contrast, comparison, expansion, connection and separation between the pieces. Jurors will be looking for submissions of two or more pieces that make statements that are both subtle and obvious, complementary and conflicting.

WHO: Artists working in all media

DATES: April 6 - May 9, 2019

LOCATION: New Canaan, CT

DEADLINE: March 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Up to six individual works may be submitted – for example three pairs, two groups of three or one group of five or six pieces.  There is no size limit, but dimensions of each individual piece must be noted. Learn more here.


Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Newport Beach is pleased to announce a call for entries for its Invitational Sculpture Exhibition. This is a unique exhibition opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean view site that is a popular attraction for Newport Beach residents and tourists from around the world. Ten artworks may be selected and prominently showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park.

WHO: Sculpture artists

DATES: A two year duration, installation planned in June 2019 and de-installation scheduled for July 2021

LOCATION: Newport Beach, CA

DEADLINE: March 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Learn more here.



Las Laguna Gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. will be considered.

WHO: All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur

DATES: April 4 - 26, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: March 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor, will be considered. Learn more here.


58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

We invite visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design from across Canada and beyond, to submit applications to Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair. The 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair takes place at Nathan Phillips Square and attracts over 115,000 art enthusiasts and collectors locally and internationally.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 12 - 14, 2019

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada

DEADLINE: March 6, 2019 (Late fees apply beginning March 1st)

FINE PRINT: Please see the Fees and Deadlines page for detailed cost breakdown. Artists keep 100% of their profits. Learn more here.


Urban Lights │ Call for Photographers and Visual Designers

It is a need made known since the most remote past that of man to illuminate his streets, squares, contexts of social life and community. Today are the neon, the illuminated signs, the lights of shopping centers, of the streets, squares, buildings, etc. to bear witness to this ancient means. This call will collect works that tell of the world of today urban contexts, in the relationship between man, his environment and the means he created to give light.

WHO: Artists working in photography, digital graphic and visual design

DATES: June 2019

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: March 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Free entry. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. Submit here.


Call for Artists 2019 | Spartanburg Art Museum

Spartanburg Art Museum is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2019-2020. They’re interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition.

WHO: Any individual, collective, or group of artists (age 18+) who reside in the United States or Canada may apply.

DATES: 2019 - 2020

LOCATION: Spartanburg, SC

DEADLINE: March 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: The following materials are required: 8-10 digital images of your work, artist statement, short biography, resume or CV, application form, and $35 USD application fee. Learn more here.


The 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure, boost recognition, and promote career growth.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: August 10 – 20, 2019


DEADLINE: March 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Awards are valued at more than $70,000. In addition to cash prizes, other awards include participation in the collective exhibition, featured magazine profiles, valuable PR opportunities, and an honorable mention. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation. Learn more here.


Call For Panels: 29th International Sculpture Conference

The International Sculpture Center (ISC), is seeking panel proposals for the 29th International Sculpture Conference. This conference will feature the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show, ARTSlams and breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, evening parties, hands-on workshops, a keynote address, open studios and gallery hops, optional art and culture trips, public art tours and visits to nearby sculpture sites, and more.

WHO: Sculpture artists

DATES: October 12 - 15, 2019

LOCATION: Portland, OR

DEADLINE: March 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: They are looking for panels which explore the following topics and ideas: Redefining Sculpture in the Digital Age, Asian Influences in Contemporary Sculpture, Muddy Waters: Bridging the Classic and Contemporary Gap, Collecting and Collections, Makers in the Margins, The Life of Public Art, The Art of Learning and Teaching Sculpture, Green Only: The Impact Art Has on the Environment, Technical Talks/Workshops, and Wildcard. Learn more here.


GZ-BASEL 2019 Open for Applications From Artists

International Collective Exhibition during the art fairs in Basel, is now open for applications and proposals. Theme: “no hurry no delay.” This theme possibly will not be clear for everybody, but maybe it invites to start thinking about what if could mean.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 13 - 16, 2019

LOCATION: Basel , Switzerland

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: They are selecting an outstanding conjunction of painting, photography, installation-art, sculpture, and video. Performance and lecture may form part of their program as well. Learn more here.


North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open! Hosted by North Tahoe Arts, this five day competitive painting event takes place in the stunning Lake Tahoe Basin.

WHO: Plein air artists

DATES: June 25 - 29, 2019

LOCATION: Tahoe City, CA

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Accepted artists can look forward to a champagne registration, hosted paintouts, a plein air painting demonstration, and cash prizes in two painting competitions. Learn more here.


Art in the Gardens 2019

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens invites artists to submit an application to exhibit their original work. This celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, beer, wine, and food attracts as many as 1,500 visitors each year.

WHO: Artists working in all mediums

DATES: Saturday, August 3, 11AM to 5PM

LOCATION: Fort Bragg, CA

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Jurying will take place following the deadline and they will send notifications by mid-April. While there is a non-refundable jury fee of $30, there is no booth fee. A 25% commission will be taken from all artists’ sales. Learn more here.


14th International ARC Salon Competition

International ARC Salon Competition is the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence.

WHO: Artists worldwide working in realism


LOCATION: Port Reading, NJ

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Students may apply and with a discounted application fee. Artists may enter in one or all 11 categories, see categories here.


Fine Point: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition

Northville Art House invites submissions for the FINE POINT: Juried Colored Pencil Exhibition. This is an open juried competition to showcase the beauty, richness, and versatility of colored pencil through two-dimensional works.

WHO: All artists, 18 and over

DATES: May 3 – June 1, 2019

LOCATION: Northville, MI

DEADLINE: March 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists may submit a maximum of 3 two-dimensional works of art created primarily in colored pencil within the last 2 years. Images produced by drawing over a digital reproduction and reproductions of artwork (giclee, print, etc.) are not allowed. Learn more here.


NYC4PA Call for Entry – MOMENTUM

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.).This call is not about "still life", "landscape", or "posed portrait" images. It is about how you capture the idea of motion/momentum in a single frame; photographs that clearly send a message to the viewer that the subject or the camera/lens is moving.

WHO: Photographers worldwide, amateur or professional


DEADLINE: March 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: This mid-winter call is a little different from most of their others. They still have a wonderful juror, an online gallery and a winners’ catalog. However cash awards are larger in lieu of the gallery show for Prize Winners and Juror Selections. Winners will receive over $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. Learn more here.


Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens – Juried Exhibition

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is calling for artists to submit artwork. The juried exhibition entitled, Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens, is open to all artists and will be juried by artist and Trustee Gail Ingis who will select approximately 30 works from digital submissions.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: April 11 - June 23, 2019


DEADLINE: March 18, 2019

FINE PRINT: Accepted artwork must be framed and wired ready for hanging. Labels will be provided by LMMM and attached to the artwork. Learn more here.


Zukunftsvisionen - Festival of Contemporary Art

Since 2007, the ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN Festival (ZuVi) has been established at the Polish-German border in the town of Görlitz. This year’s festival centers on the motto “Threadless”. The play on words creates a discourse on coincidence, conscious decisions and the random events that determine our fate and future.

WHO: Artists worldwide, emerging and established

DATES: May 24 - June 1, 2019

LOCATION: Görlitz, Germany

DEADLINE: March 19, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists may submit to the following categories: painting, drawing, graphics, photography, plastic, sculpture, street art, installations, media and action art. Learn more here.


“__________ DREAMS” Exhibition

artlessBastard is calling for 2D & 3D works of art for their exhibition. Some dreams are happy. Some are disturbed. Some are blatantly obvious. Some are hard to interpret until you look deep within the work. Whether you’ve got an amazing still life entitled ‘BLUEBERRY DREAMS’ or a dark, conceptual abstract entitled ‘ABANDONED DREAMS’, they can’t wait to see it!

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May - June 2019


DEADLINE: March 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: Works can range from traditional to contemporary, but all works submitted for this show must be titled to fill in that ‘blank’ in front of DREAMS. Learn more here.


9th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s April 2019 online group art exhibition.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: April 2019

DEADLINE: March 27, 2019

FINE PRINT: The “Figurative” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the human form and human features. “Figurative” subjects are considered to be figures, forms and faces. The gallery will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract. Learn more here.


2019 Art & Apples Festival

The Art & Apples Festival is back for 2019! Taking place the weekend after Labor Day in scenic Rochester Municipal Park, this three-day fine art festival includes over 250 fine art vendors, over 14 live performance groups and free kids art activities throughout the weekend, and twenty food vendors from across the continent.

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: September 6 - 8, 2019

LOCATION: Rochester, MI  

DEADLINE: March 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: During the 2019 Art & Apples Festival®, each artist’s work will be evaluated by an on-site jury. The top scoring artists will receive cash prizes based on design, execution, and aesthetic appeal of the work, as well as booth presentation.  Up to one third of the highest scoring artists will be invited to participate in the 2020 Art & Apples Festival as Jury Exempt Artists. Learn more here.


International Art Exhibition for New Technology | NTAA’19

During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years we organize a biennial called update_, and the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) contest, which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector.

WHO: Artists of all ages and nationalities

DATES: November 2 – 24, 2019

LOCATION: Ghent, Belgium

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: English is the working language. There is no artist fee. Free accommodation for the artists is available in Zebrastraat. Learn more here.


London Art Biennale 2019

The London Art Biennale 2019 is now open for artist submissions. Held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, previous editions of this event have seen 120 artists from 50 nations around the world brought together in this fantastic event that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

WHO: Artists worldwide working on canvas, sculpture, drawing and digital art

DATES: May 22 - 26, 2019

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: The first 50 accepted artists will also take part in a second group exhibition later in the year at the Gagliardi Gallery, which has been selling art on the King’s Road in the heart of London for 40 years. Learn more here.


Palm Springs Mural Festival 2019

Palm Springs Mural Festival is requesting muralist or muralist group proposals for large-scale murals to be displayed throughout the city of Palm Springs. In the inaugural year of PS Mural Fest, we are choosing to launch with the theme, WORDS MATTER. Words are powerful. They have the ability to inspire, motivate, and persuade, or to discourage, dismiss, and dissuade. They have chosen 14 of the most inspiring and profoundly relevant concepts that speak to the fundamentals of what it means to be human. Artists are being asked to submit proposals for both temporary and permanent display.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Selected works will be on view for 6-12 months depending on the assigned sites and their locations.

LOCATION: Palm Springs, CA.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: All selected artists are paid, including those painting live installations at the festival. Fees are negotiated based on a combination of typical festival rates, experience, profile, wall size, painting duration, travel, accommodations, and other factors. Learn more here.

April Calls-for-Entry:


Wooster Green Sculpture Project

The Wooster Green Steering Committee is seeking to commission a work of public art for the newly developed community space situated in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio. The committee will seek qualified artisans to propose a sculpture incorporating the theme of education, teaching and learning.

WHO: Public artists worldwide

DATES: February 18, 2019 - June 21, 2020

LOCATION: Bowling Green, Ohio

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: The budget for this project is $45,000. The budget includes all costs associated with the project including but not limited to: artist’s design fee, travel, materials, public presentation(s), documentation, transportation, permits, installation of the work and other contingencies. Learn more here.


4th Annual Artist's Choice Art Competition

For this competition from Fusion Art, artists are invited to submit their best art and photography in any subject matter and any media for an online exhibition. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

WHO: 2D and 3D artists worldwide

DATES: April 2019


DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: All competitions include awards in three categories - "Traditional" Art, "Digital & Photography" and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will receive a cash prize and be invited to Fusion Art's 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs. Learn more here.


Small Works 2019

A juried exhibition of small works hosted by Trestle Gallery. Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on longest side – we accept framed and unframed works of all media. If a work is framed, the frame can be a maximum of 2″ larger than the piece itself, making the max dimension 14″.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 20 - July 14, 2019

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: You may submit up to 3 works for consideration. Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side. CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form. Learn more here.


Impressive: All Media – Call for Art

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking impressive works in this all media* call for art. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered.

WHO: Artists worldwide, professional and amateur

DATES: May 2 - 31, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: *They have already selected the sculpture for this exhibition, no further sculptural works will be accepted. Learn more here.


Open Call: noun./ verb./ ad·jec·tive./

This is an open call for art that uses language as a medium and tool. Language should be considered beyond just a visual element. Artists should consider language in its broadest definition and more than simply a system of communication.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: April 26 - May 19, 2019

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Art in all mediums is accepted. Email submissions and questions to: Learn more here.


Ebb & Flow: the Power of Water

Vital to Earth and all known forms of life, water holds awesome powers of creation, destruction, and transformation. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that explore the power, meaning, and majesty of water, from its chemical composition to its economic importance, to its terror and allure. All media welcome.

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: May 24 - September 2, 2019

LOCATION: Solomons, MD

DEADLINE: April 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works to be included in the show. Cash awards to be presented. Learn more here.


Drawing and Pastel (Line and Shade) | NAWA

A national exhibition hosted by the National Association of Women Artists. All drawing and pastel artworks are eligible.

WHO: Women artists in the U.S., 18 and older

DATES: May 8 - 29, 2019


DEADLINE: April 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Both NAWA members and nonmembers may apply. Three awards ($150, $100, $75) and two honorable mention certificates. Learn more here.


Inspired: Contemporary Responses to a Legacy of Courage

June 28 – July 1, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising that served as a catalyst for the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States and around the world. To recognize and commemorate this historic moment, Susquehanna Art Museum is partnering with the LGBT Center of Central PA and Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections to open the LGBTQ+ history project collection to artists and creators. Artists are tasked with creating original works of art inspired by the items in the collection.

WHO: All artists

DATES: May 10, 2019 - August 18, 2019

LOCATION: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

DEADLINE: April 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: Works selected for this exhibition should provide a contemporary reflection on a pivotal moment in American LGBTQ+ history. Submissions may consider the history of the LGBTQ+ community, the continued search for equity and inclusion both nationally and globally, social justice for marginalized groups, or other expressions of creativity inspired by the collection. Learn more here.


89th Annual Juried Open Exhibition

A juried exhibition of original art hosted by the National Art League for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including sculpture.

WHO: All artists, 18 and older

DATES: May 6 - June 1, 2019

LOCATION: Douglaston, NY

DEADLINE: April 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Photography, film, video, computer art, reproductions (such as giclee, prints) are not acceptable unless used as part of a mixed media artwork or collage. Installation art or performance art are not accepted. No crafts (such as jewelry) or kit work. Learn more here.


Call for Solo Exhibition 2020

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2020 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists.

WHO: Artists worldwide


LOCATION: Rockville, MD

DEADLINE: April 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply. $15 application fee required. Learn more here.


International Photography Competition

An exhibition hosted by the International Photography Museum. This year’s categories include: People/Portraits, Places/Landscape/Drone, Nature/Science/Animals, Documentation/Social and Political Photojournalism, Still Life, Abstract Photography and Conceptual Photography.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: June 1 - July 23, 2019


DEADLINE: April 6, 2019

FINE PRINT: Each category will have first, second and third place winners. First-place winners will receive $100-cash prizes. Learn more here.


NOAPS 2019 Spring International Online Exhibition

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists to apply to our exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

WHO: Oil and acrylic painters worldwide

DATES: May 16, 2019 - May 15, 2020


DEADLINE: April 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: This is an international juried online competition open to ALL artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and Acrylic medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply. Learn more here.



The landscape is one of the most pervasive sources of inspiration for artists. As long as cameras have been around, the landscape has been an integral part of their history. Specto Art Gallery wants to see your exploration of landscape, or whatever scape, you want to share with us. Open to straight landscape photography, created landscapes, abstracted, composite worlds, etc.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

LOCATION: Bridgewater, VA

DEADLINE: April 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Anything we can print on our printers or display digitally will be considered! Specto prints, mats, and frames all works exhibited, at no additional cost to you! This means no worry about the exorbitant cost of shipping! Learn more here.


19th Annual National Small Print Show

The 19th Annual Small Print Show is a unique, juried art show of matted hand-pulled prints. Artists are eligible to submit up to 3 original prints to exhibit and sell. Cash awards will be given for Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd Place, with 2 Honorable Mentions.

WHO: Printmakers from the U.S. and Canada

DATES: May 25 - June 23, 2019


DEADLINE: April 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Entry fee $40 for 3 pieces. Prints are judged, and up to 100 are selected for display and sales. Learn more here.


The Edge Effect: International Open Juried Exhibition

The Edge Effect describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and a forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. The Katonah Museum of Art recognizes that a museum creates a similar environment where works from artists with diverse backgrounds and locations are brought together to foster dialogue and spark creativity. Just as a border area is teeming with life, an exhibition can be a fertile place of ideas and images. This exhibition will solicit submissions in all media, of all subject matter, and from artists throughout the world.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 30 – September 22, 2019


DEADLINE: April 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists may submit up to six works in any media. The fee for each work submitted is: Katonah Museum Artists’ Association (KMAA) members $25, non-members $35. Learn more here.


“Mixed Greens” Mixed Media Juried Exhibition

GREEN: The word can be an adjective, a verb, and a noun. But what does GREEN mean to the Arts Center East? Green is associated with the free pleasures of nature with its vibrant flora and fauna. It is a positive Earth-friendly stance connected to our environment. We use it to describe youthfulness, innocence, and naiveté. Green can be a sickly complexion or the flourishing growth of the Spring season. Green is associated with luck in the Irish shamrock. It conjures images of money and materialistic wealth and negative feelings such as envy and jealousy. Or at its most basic form, green is simply the color located between blue and yellow on the color spectrum. What does GREEN mean to you? Show us with your art!

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: April 20 - May 12, 2019


DEADLINE: April 13, 2019

FINE PRINT: Open to artists 18 years of age and older. Entries can be most media incorporating the theme of GREEN: collage, photography, sculpture, painting, textiles, etc. (no video). Learn more here.


ViewPoint Gallery 2019 International Photography Competition

Announcing ViewPoint Gallery’s seventh international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery. The competition is open to all subject matter. 12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: Starting June of 2019

LOCATION: Halifax, Canada

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Each winning image will be exhibited for one month between June 2019 and May 2020 with the month to be chosen by ViewPoint Gallery.  Winning entrants agree to give ViewPoint Gallery permission to print and exhibit the work and to use the submitted images in publicity and media promotion. Learn more here.


AIMAE: Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019

For professional artists, the rising cost of shipping restricts one’s participation in international exhibitions, exposure and competitions. The Federation of Canadian Artists has made an exhibition that significantly reduces these costs. We present an entire show of artwork delivered in envelopes. This is our international exhibition with low shipping costs, and $2000 in cash prizes!

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 27 – June 16, 2019

LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada

DEADLINE: April 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: All subject matter is welcome in relation to the theme of “Home.” Learn more here.


“Thinking Outside the Box” Juried Show

The Dutch Art Gallery is seeking 2D paintings and drawings for a juried show. Unconventional, novel, and inventive are words that come to mind when we hear the phrase “think outside the box.” We invite you to push your boundaries and break away from the expected and mundane.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 18 – July 6, 2019


DEADLINE: April 19, 2019

FINE PRINT: This theme has a wide interpretation, but in case you need some ideas, they suggest exploring an unusual or distorted perspective. Employ symbolism in a new way. Use optical illusions or a unique application of paint. Learn more here.


Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 Juried Plein Air Paint-Out & Exhibition

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! 2019, an annual event that brings artists and spectators interested in the plein air tradition to Historic Ellicott City. Paint It! culminates in an exhibit of juried artists’ work in our gallery, which features an opening reception and juror’s award presentation.

WHO: Plein air artists worldwide, 18 or older

DATES: June 27 - July 1, 2019

LOCATION: Ellicott City, MD

DEADLINE: April 19, 2019

FINE PRINT: A popular feature of the event is the Quick Draw competition – open to both juried and Open Paint artists – in which artists take a plein air painting from start to finish in just two hours. A pop-up exhibit and sale of work completed during the Quick Draw is fun for spectators and artists alike. Learn more here.


Threaded: A Fine Art Fiber Collective

Threaded is an in-depth look at contemporary craft, textile art and fiber art as unique fine art or installation art. Each entry must include fiber somewhere within the piece.

WHO: Fiber artists worldwide

DATES: May 1 - 31, 2019


DEADLINE: April 26, 2019

FINE PRINT: Eligible media include, but are not limited to: embroidery, weaving, crochet, macrame, tapestry, quilting, heliographic (sun printing), unique fabric dye/printing, fabric collage, installation, felt designs / sculpture, fiber / textile wall hangings or sculpture, and any mixed media 2D and 3D design where fiber / textile is incorporated. There is a $10 (USD) non-refundable/non-transferable fee, for up to six (6) images. Learn more here.


RePurposed: Adaptive Reuse of Materials to Art

“Repurposed” is a juried exhibition focused on the adaptive reuse of materials to create new art. Participating artists are asked to create an original piece of artwork that utilizes some sort of found object, or unusual recycled medium as the base for the piece.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 5 - 27, 2019

LOCATION: Williamsport, PA

DEADLINE: April 27, 2019

FINE PRINT: Open to artists working in any medium except performance art. There is no age restriction (under 18 year old applicants will need a parent or guardian’s consent and signature on the back of the entry form to apply). Learn more here.



Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Habitats. In this group exhibition, Habitats will explore the relationship between humans and nature creating a dialogue on the impact that we make on the earth and our environments.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: August 9 – September 22, 2019

LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

DEADLINE: April 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: A non-refundable $35 entry fee includes submission for 3 pieces of artwork—each work may include one image along with only one detail image per work. Learn more here.

May Calls-for-Entry:


artboss Creativepreneur Intensive Workshop

In this one-day workshop, learn skills in communication, marketing, branding, social media and networking with artboss, a Denver-based company dedicated to helping creative entrepreneurs thrive. With plenty of targeted guidance and conversation surrounding business struggles, celebrations and how to effectively juggle it all, this is an investment into strengthening your business and getting your work out there.

WHO: All artists

DATES: May 5, 2019


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: This workshop is limited to 30 people. Cost: $250 - $300, with brunch buffet included. Learn more here.

3rd Annual Black & White Art Competition

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists are invited to submit their best art and photography using Black and White and the nuanced shades in between. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art and photography.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 5 - June 4, 2019


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Any subject matter and any media are acceptable for this competition. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs 2020 for Best in Show winners. Learn more here.


Conception Arts Group Art Exhibit

Conception Art Show is now accepting submissions for the newly added Seattle edition of our popular and exciting group Art Exhibition. Join us for our first show ever in the Pacific Northwest! We are accepting submissions of 2-D mixed media, digital art, photography, paintings, jewelry design and drawings as well as 3-D submissions for sculptural work, woodworking and more.

WHO: All artists

DATES: May 15, 2019


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: All exhibitors will be eligible for consideration for our ‘Award for Excellence’ which will be juried by local industry leaders and awarded to one of our showcasing artists that evening. Learn more here.

Solo Show[Down] 2019

International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. The Solo Show[Down] will occur in our premier, 3,000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 5 – July 24, 2019

LOCATION: Fort Worth, TX

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show during a Gallery Night in the future. Gallery Night is an event that occurs twice a year. They are our most popular openings of the year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night. Runners Up: A group exhibition. People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250. Learn more here.


Hidden Talents Fine Art Exhibition 2019

Hidden Talents is an art exhibition displaying the work of artists from across the UK. We are looking for artists who work in paints, mirrors, lights, metal, installation, animation and artists who love to work with vibrant colours.

WHO: U.K. artists

DATES: June 14 - June 28, 2019

LOCATION: West Midlands, Birmingham

DEADLINE: May 3, 2019

FINE PRINT: Cost of submissions is £30 for 3 pieces of work and installations are £30 per piece. Learn more here.

Sonic Arts, Emerging Artist Exhibition Award

The Auxiliary Project Space is seeking six proposals for three-week exhibitions to occur between May 2019 and May 2020. Artists on the fringes and cross sections of artistic disciplines are highly encouraged to submit. Proposals that are experimental, challenging and involve a high level of artistic risk-taking are also highly encouraged. Work may be either already completed, work in progress or proposed work.

WHO: Emerging artists

DATES: May 2019 - 2020

LOCATION: Tees Valley, UK

DEADLINE: May 3, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists are asked to include in their proposal an outreach aspect such as but not limited to: events, workshops, talks or performances. Learn more here.

New Horizons: Landscapes

Landscapes are one of the long-time subjects for artists taking in the beauty of their surroundings and representing what they see. But how has it changed in recent times? What new connections to our surroundings will be found or lost? Three Square Art is looking for all types of works—painting, sculpture, photography and more—works that show off the vision for landscape artwork.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 7 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Fort Collins, CO

DEADLINE: May 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: All media accepted. Submission fee: $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5). Learn more here.

Open Call to Artists/Collectives/Curators for Exhibition at GlogauAIR

GlogauAIR is looking for artists, curators or collectives with a clear cohesive concept propose projects and ideas for exhibitions in their 120sqm project space. Every three months, during the Open Studios events, they additionally host a two-day guest exhibition in their Project Space, inviting local artists, curators, and collectives to join them for these 2 exciting days, which receive over 500 visitors, celebrating new ideas in art and creativity.

WHO: All artists

DATES: June 21 -22, 2019

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Please include project description, participating artists’ websites and CVs, and technical requirements in the submission email. Learn more here.

12th Solo Art Series - "An Opportunity to Shine"

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 12th “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition.

The gallery invites online submission of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions or into the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 15 - September 14, 2019


DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: There is no theme. This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions. In addition, the gallery will award the next 8 juried artists to be featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section. Learn more here.

DongGang International Photo Festival

Submit your work to the 18th DongGang International Photo Festival. People with dreams and ideals innovate themselves and, eventually, manage to change the world. That is presumably because one cannot fulfill a dream alone: one needs to communicate to the world. By presenting the artworks that showcase a wide array of individual dreams, it is our wish to create an opportunity where we can all remind ourselves the meaning of the dream in the age that is often criticized for the absence of true dreams and dreamers.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: July 5 - September 29, 2019

LOCATION: DongGang, Yeongwol, Korea

DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and enter between 8-10 photographs from a particular series or body of work. Learn more here.

NYC4PA Call for Entry - TREES

There are references to trees all around us - in music, literature, proverbs, etc. But they are also an iconic visual.  The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Send us your images of trees as you experience them.

WHO: Amateur and professional photographers worldwide



DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. Cash prize-winning and Juror Selection images will be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition at Jadite Galleries in the fall of 2019. Learn more here.


San Diego Watercolor Society’s 39th International Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society announces its Call for Entries for the 39th International Exhibition. The San Diego Watercolor Society was established in 1965 and is one of the largest and most active in the United States. For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been one of the highlights of the year for SDWS and attracts entries from hundreds of water-media artists worldwide.

WHO: All water media artists

DATES: September 29 - October 30, 2019


DEADLINE: May 6, 2019

FINE PRINT: $19,000 in cash and merchandise awards anticipated. Members: $35 first entry; $10 each additional entry. Non-Members: $45 first entry; $10 each additional entry. Learn more here.


The Second Half 50 yrs and Over Show

The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well. For this call, Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of artwork by those 50 years of age and older.

WHO: Artists worldwide, over the age of 50

DATES: June 6 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: May 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, and work may be traditional or digital. Learn more here.


“The Game” Call for Exhibition

Since ancient times the concept of "game" has been taken on by countless philosophers, artists and writers, pouring into it a philosophical and conceptual value. Artists, photographers and visual designers are invited to propose works that address the theme of the game in a new perspective, which reconsiders the theme through aspects that mark the contemporary: globalization, new interactive media, gambling addiction, etc.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 2019

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: May 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Free entry. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. Learn more here.

Sense of Place: THERE Artist Call for Juried Art Exhibit

Galaudet Gallery’s Summer 2019 Art exhibit will be Sense of Place: THERE an internationally juried art exhibit exploring the ideas of sense of place. The judges and curators seek art that deals with the exhibit theme of Sense of Place: THERE from many different perspectives.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 18 - September 2, 2019

LOCATION: Eau Claire, WI

DEADLINE: May 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Exhibit themes include The Political THERE, The Future THERE, or The Song of Myself THERE. Learn more about the themes here.

Alternative Perspective

Alternative Perspective is a juried exhibition for cyanotype, gum bichromate, tintype, van dyke, bromoil, lumachrome, albumen, gumoil, lumen, mordancage, or any other alternative photographic printmaking process.

WHO: All artists both professional and amateur, working in all non-digital photographic mediums and styles. International entries welcome.

DATES: June 3 - July 6, 2019


DEADLINE: May 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Images must be of an alternative photographic printing process. Traditional digital or traditional silver prints will not be accepted. Learn more here.

Fins, Feathers & Furs

J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its next online juried art exhibition Fins Feathers Fur. Animals have been a source of inspiration for many artists. From art about rural life and growth to myths and legends, animals are used in art in many different ways. Art can help us explore our relationship to wildlife and can help us think about how we care for animals and the environment. We invite you to submit work that best represents animals, wildlife, sea life and pets.

WHO: Artists and photographers worldwide, 18 and older

DATES: May 16 - June 16, 2019


DEADLINE: May 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: Acceptable media: Painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, photography, mixed media and digital art.  Both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art is accepted. Learn more here.

Call for art – Watercolor | Abstraction

Pacific Art League invites artists of all levels to submit artwork for their current calls: Abstraction and Watercolor.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 7 – 26, 2019


DEADLINE: May 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: Non-Members: $50 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry. Learn more here.

Paperworks 2019 - National Juried Competition

A national competition of paper works by b.j. spoke gallery. Accepted Media: Works made of, on or about paper, including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

WHO: Paper artists in the U.S.

DATES: August 1 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Huntington, New York

DEADLINE: May 10, 2019

FINE PRINT: $35.00 for up to 6 images, all of which could be selected for the exhibition. Learn more here.

Land Art Generator Initiative 2019 - Masdar City

LAGI 2019—Return to the Source—invites you to create an iconic work of art for a landmark site within Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Your artwork will use renewable energy technology as a medium of creative expression and will provide on-site energy production consistent with the master plan of the city.

WHO: Public artists worldwide

LOCATION: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: The goal of LAGI 2019 is to bring forward a portfolio of feasible concept designs that push the boundaries of what is possible using today’s renewable energy technologies. To ensure that the proposals are constructible, this will be the first LAGI design competition that will provide a capital cost restriction as a part of the design brief. Learn more here.

stARTup Small Works Art Fair 2019

Small Works San Francisco is a “tabletop” style art fair in an industrial gallery setting where select artists can show small-scale works in all mediums. Small Works offers an excellent opportunity for artists to experience stARTup Fair in a smaller, more approachable framework that taps into a unique collector market.

WHO: All artists

DATES: July 19 - 21, 2019

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists can apply online with a resume, bio, proposal and 10 images. Up to 60 artists will be selected to exhibit in the gallery. Learn more here.

Art Hawaii International Call for Installations

Immersive installations art sought to be exhibited in Art Hawaii International and public sites in Honolulu which align with the theme, “Art Ecosystem: Upcycled” (artwork created with upcycled, recycled, sustainable materials), as well as installations driven by technology, multimedia, light, sound, mapping, and immersive experiences.

WHO: Professional artist worldwide

DATES: November 6 - 10, 2019

LOCATION: Honolulu, HI

DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: AHI to provide monetary allotment up to $1,000, depending upon the complexity, scale, dimension of work, cost of shipping the artwork roundtrip, one round trip coach airline ticket to Honolulu, and three nights accommodation. Learn more here.

PaperWorks 2019—Theme & Variation

As artists, most of us find our voices by examining similar ideas over time. Ultimately, these become our “thematic materials”. Upstream Gallery invites artists working on paper or making paper-based constructions to submit work from their own practice that speaks to the idea of theme and variation for our 7th Annual Juried PaperWorks exhibition.

WHO: Paper artists worldwide

DATES: June 27 - July 28, 2019


DEADLINE: May 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: Successful entries will demonstrate thematic relationships among two or more pieces.  Photography is not eligible for this exhibition; they hold a separate show for photographic work. Learn more here.

Mural along Boise River Greenbelt

Boise City invites artists to apply for an opportunity to design a mural in celebration of the Boise River Greenbelt’s 50th Anniversary. The mural will be located on the Fairview Bridge underpass retaining walls.

WHO: Mural artists



DEADLINE: May 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artist budget: $15,000. The mural is expected to last 5 to 8 years. Learn more here.


9th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 9th Annual “Landscapes” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 2019. The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’, scenic vistas and related landscape subjects.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 2019


DEADLINE: May 27, 2019

FINE PRINT: The Top 10 Overall Winning Artists will be featured individually and collectively on the gallery’s Artwork Archive Page. Learn more here.

Call for Art—Modern Panic

Over the last decade, Modern Panic has spearheaded London's most provocative, controversial and surreal annual art exhibition and featured over 600 artists from around the world. They are now accepting submissions for artists to feature in our 10th show. Applications will be accepted from all styles and forms of art (including live art/performance).

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 2019

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Following on from our previous exhibitions, we are looking for work that covers one or more of the following subjects: Panic / Provocation / Controversy / Surrealism / Outsider Art / Grotesque / Macabre / Playful/Trickster / Existential / Inner Beauty / Confrontational / Disarming / Subversive / Protest / Political / Satire / Modern Society / Freedom of Speech / Boundary Breaking / Emotionally Powerful. Learn more here.

About Face: A Portrait Exhibition

For this call to art, Mona Niko Gallery is looking for paintings, drawings or photographs that capture personality, character, expression, spirit or mood. Your portraits can use traditional or non-traditional styles and mediums but the main focus should be on the face.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 6 - 26, 2019

LOCATION: Mission Viejo, CA

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: They are accepting applications through the EntryThingy application system. If this is the first time you are using EntryThingy please allow up to 24 hours to set up your free account and familiarize yourself with the system. Learn more here.


Top Artist Opportunity Sites

You can check out new opportunities as they are published by bookmarking these websites:

Artwork Archive | Call for Entry

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.


While you may know this site for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards. Search through the listings at no cost which covers all the need-to-know details for applying, including entry deadline, fees, location eligibility, and more.

The Art Guide

Not sure if you want to apply through a third party, Art Guide is the free artist opportunity site for you. This call for entries website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering the grant. The list is updated daily so there'll always be a great new opportunity to pursue.

Formerly Artist Opportunity Monthly, all you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you thoroughly screened opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile. A more comprehensive monthly list is offered at $5 a year.

Another site you may have heard of is According to their website, it is “the largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.” The site may cost you a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can still browse many grants listed for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.

Curator Space

CuratorSpace is a project management toolkit for curators, organizers, galleries, and artists. It is designed to take the hassle out of managing exhibitions, competitions, fairs, and a whole lot more. Plus, they are a great site for finding art opportunities worldwide!

Re-title is a service for professional contemporary artists searching for opportunities, such as competitions, exhibitions, residencies, etc. A site for international contemporary art, this is another great site to find opportunities around the world! There’s even a map you can click on to search opportunities regionally and world clocks at the top of their site so you can submit applications on time!

We will be updating this list throughout the year, so don’t forget to check back and let us know if you have an opportunity that should be considered!


Ready to apply?

Applications can be extensive, after all, organizations need to ensure their funding will be in good hands. 

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Art inventory software like Artwork Archive can help you get ready to apply for grants and opportunities without the hassle. 

With Artwork Archive, you can manage jury-ready photos of your work and their inventory details, as well as generate professional documents like portfolio pages and inventory reports. If asked for a list of past exhibitions and competitions to validate your professional status, you can see your complete show history with the click of a button. Just think of the time you’ll save not having to remember or dig up all of this information!

You can even add application deadlines to the “My Schedule” feature and receive email reminders before it’s time to submit so you never miss out on these opportunities.

Get started with a free trial of Artwork Archive, and see how easy it is to stay on top of opportunities for your art business.