Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities

Emily Zupsic | January 5, 2021 (Updated August 9, 2021)

Across the world, arts organizations continue to adapt to the pandemic and the changing regulations.

While some institutions have started to release their deadline for 2021, others have paused or indefinitely delayed their programming. Still, other arts institutions have formed to provide relief funds for artists. 

Each year we send our team on a mission to find the best art opportunities, artist grants, and calls-for-entry for the upcoming year. This year looked a little different.

We have added a few new categories and will be monitoring the grants and prizes that have yet to be released and will update this post throughout the year.

Regardless, there are still a lot of opportunities to be had in 2021.

New grants, such as our own Artwork Archive Art Business Accelerator Grant, have formed in response to the needs of artists affected by COVID-19. Grants remain steady as a way for artists to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist—especially over the last year. These grants listed help artists pay for materials, studio space, or even their rent, allowing artists to sustain themselves and their art practices during this difficult time. 

While many residencies have changed the way they will operate or are postponing their residency dates, there are still upcoming opportunities to develop your work in a COVID-safe artist residency. 

Below you will find 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 six categories: grants, residencies & fellowships, calls-for-entry, publications, COVID relief funds, and opportunity sites

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!


Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. 

WHO: U.S. artists

FIELD: Visual arts, media arts, and choreography

AMOUNT: The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

DEADLINE: January 5, 2021

FINE PRINT: Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays), tests, physical/occupational therapy, prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition, and emergency dental work. Learn more here.


2021 Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 2021 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant opportunity for mid-career artists.  The purpose of this grant, established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field and to provide resources to develop and implement a significant jewelry-related project that the artist would not otherwise have the ability to undertake.

WHO: International artists

FIELD: Jewelry

AMOUNT: The grant recipient will receive a cash grant of $20,000, to be paid over the two years in which the project will be implemented.

DEADLINE: January 10, 2021

FINE PRINT: The proposed project should be about jewelry, loosely defined. There must be a specific outcome to the project, and it must be completed within a two-year time frame. Examples could include (but are not limited to) creation of a new body of work; a book, catalog, or other publication; research and development (including travel study); performance art involving jewelry; or an educational/social initiative involving jewelry. A proposed budget must be included as part of the proposal. You can 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.


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, 25 years and older 

FIELD: Fiction, Folk/Traditional Arts, Interdisciplinary Work, Painting, and Video/Film

AMOUNT: $7000

DEADLINE: February 10, 2021

FINE PRINT: Application requirements: Artist Statement - up to 100 words, Work Statement - up to 100 words, Work Samples - up to 10 digital images with descriptions. Learn more here.


Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work. Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $50,000, $20,000, $10,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. 

WHO: Ceramic or sculpture artists 

AMOUNT: $50,000, $20,000, or $10,000 

DEADLINE: February 1, 2021 

FINE PRINT: Students enrolled in or attending, either full-time or part-time, any institution of higher learning are not eligible. Work completed as a student is not eligible. Learn more here.


The Boynes Emerging Artist Award

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an online art award that occurs every three (3) months, with a reward of cash and marketing. We are a 2D award, accepting paintings, drawings and photography of any size or support. 

WHO: Emerging artists worldwide 

AMOUNT: $50 - $500 

DEADLINE: February 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: This award is about giving talented emerging artists around the world a platform to launch and/or grow their career. For us to help you do that we need your best, we simply require that you submit what you consider your best work to be, the work that is really the greatest representation of your portfolio. Learn more here.


LACMA Art and Technology Lab Request for Proposals 

The Art + Technology Lab supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Accenture, Snap, Inc., SpaceX, and Google as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

WHO: Grants are open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. 

AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 per project 

DEADLINE: February 25, 2021

FINE PRINT: While there is a preference for projects that explore emerging technology, prior technological experience or knowledge is not required. 


The 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. At least half of the awards will go to applicants of color. 

FIELD: Fine arts and writing 

AMOUNT: $5,000 each to 20 artists 

DEADLINE: February 26, 2021 at 5PM ET

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.


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 each to 12 artists

DEADLINE: February 26, 2021

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.



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 3, 2021

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.


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 $50,000. 

WHO: Artists who are US citizens, permanent visa holders, or O-1 visa holders 

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

AMOUNT: Up to $50,000 in direct funding 

DEADLINE: March 4, 2021 at 4 PM ET

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.


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 $5 million to more than 333 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.

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: February 1 – March 1, Chicago: May 1 – June 1, San Francisco: July 1 – August 1, Atlanta: September 15 – October 15, Houston: October 15 – November 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 Harpo Foundation Grants

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. 

AMOUNT: The average grant is $6,000 and grant amounts do not exceed $10,000, with 7-10 grants awarded each year. 

DEADLINE: April 2021

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.


PAAM's The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

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, 2021

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


California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships

The Individual Artist Fellowships program intends to recognize, uplift, and celebrate California artists. Fellowships will support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies and communities, whose work addresses themes including but not limited to race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. In doing so, the CAC will showcase the centrality of artists’ leadership in generating social impact and the evolution of our traditional and contemporary cultures.

This program will support artists at key moments in their careers, elevating their capacity for continued contribution to the field and our state. The grant program identifies three career tiers at which artists may benefit from this support:

  • CAC Emerging Artist Fellows – $5,000 per award (approximately 70 artists to be supported) Artists with between two and four years of artistic practice.

  • CAC Established Artist Fellows – $10,000 per award (approximately 50 artists to be supported) Artists with between four and 10 years of artistic practice.

  • CAC Legacy Artist Fellows – $50,000 per award (approximately 10 artists to be supported) Well-established artists with 10 or more years of artistic practice.

WHO: California artists, 18 years of age and older

AMOUNT: Awards start at $5,000

DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Individuals may submit an application in one career tier only. Fellowship grants support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding. Awards will be funded at the full dollar amount for each tier; partial awards will not be made. This grant is not intended to support artist groups or collectives. Fiscal sponsorships are not allowed. Learn more here


2021 NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists

Founded in 2018 by arts entrepreneur Scott “Sourdough” Power and Chairman of Warner Brothers Television Channing Dungey Power, in partnership with Art Share LA, The NOT REAL ART Grant is a $12,000 annual award designed to empower the careers of 6 contemporary artists, each of whom receive $2,000 — with no strings attached.

The NOT REAL ART Grant encourages artists to explore, experiment, question and disrupt the status quo of today’s art world. While the Grant annually awards 6 artists $2000 with no strings attached, it also provides a platform to help them tell their story and promote their work to a wider audience. All grant recipients are featured on the NOT REAL ART Podcast and Blog and showcased in an annual Gallery Exhibition.

WHO: Visual artists 21 and older in the US and Canada

AMOUNT: 6 artists will receive $2000 each

DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Grant recipients are selected based on their written application and artwork samples. Selected artists demonstrate a strong sense of ingenuity, emotion and craft in their work. Winners will be announced June 1, 2021. Learn more here.


Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant

Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The program is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork.  

WHO: Visual artists 21 and older from anywhere in the world with a track record of participation in the arts for at least 2 years.

FIELD: All visual arts

AMOUNT: 10 unrestricted cash grants of $2,500 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance. 

DEADLINE: May 14, 2021

FINE PRINT: There is no application fee. The Art Business Accelerator grants resources to invest in your art business as well as six weeks of career-building modules that increase business skills, economic proficiency, marketing knowledge and more. All applicants will have access to the educational resources after the grant recipients are announced. Learn more here

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize offers unrestricted cash grants to individual artists through an international open call juried by leading contemporary curators.

Beginning with Spring 2021, grant cycle, the awards will be increased. In total, 6 artists will each receive unrestricted awards. The Hopper Prize supports artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. There is no restriction on genre, style or subject matter–all media is eligible. 

Grant submissions will be juried by 2 leading contemporary art curators. Curators for the Spring 2021 & Fall 2021 grant cycles will be available on The Hopper Prize website when they begin accepting submissions.

WHO: Artists must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their submission

FIELD: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

AWARD: Two (2) artists will each receive $3,500 grants & four (4) artists will each receive $1,000 grants

DEADLINE:  May 18, 2021

EVENT DATES:  October 9, 2021 - October 10, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry Fee is $40 to submit 10 images


Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.

WHO: U.S. artists


DEADLINE: Meeting monthly from September to June, the Board of Trustees reviews all applications to determine if they have been properly submitted and if they are eligible.  Applicants are encouraged to submit early in the month. 

FINE PRINT: “Professional” is defined as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return. An active exhibition history is also an important part of documenting “professional.” Learn more here.


Artadia Awards—Chicago

Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 Chicago Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within Cook County, IL for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators in the summer of 2021.

WHO: All visual artists living and working in the current award city of Chicago

AMOUNT: $10,000

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Awards are based on merit. The award money can be used however the artist sees fit. Learn more here.


Judy Chicago Art Education Award

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award, funded by Mary Ross Taylor, honors Judy Chicago and her pioneering work as an art educator. The award is open to those creating projects based on primary research that incorporates any of the archives that are included in the Judy Chicago Research Portal, which was launched in October 2019.

In the spirit of Judy Chicago’s collaborative and participatory approach to making and teaching art, the institutions — which include a public university library, a private university library, and a national museum — have joined together in a rare collaboration to link their collections in efforts to provide scholars with a robust and accessible research experience. 

WHO: Scholars, artists, and educators

AMOUNT: $2,500

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Winners are presented at an award ceremony to be held in July, 2021, at the Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico. Proposed projects should be completed within 12 months of the award presentation. Award winners will be required to submit written quarterly updates on the progress of their project and a final report within 60 days of the completion of their project. Awardees will receive an initial payment of $1,500 at the time of the award ceremony with the remaining $1,000 paid at the project’s completion. Learn more here.


ACS Studio Prize

The Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) is offering one student or recent graduate £6,000 to contribute to the cost of an artist’s studio in a UK city of your choice. The Studio Prize was established by ACS in 2017 to help artists with the costs of rising studio rents. It recognizes the need for studio space and financial stability for emerging artists at the pivotal stage of beginning their careers.

WHO: UK art students and recent graduates

AMOUNT: £6,000 for a UK artist studio

DEADLINE: June 30, 2021

FINE PRINT: Prize opens April 1, 2021. The Prize is open to all final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Fine Art and other creative courses. Artists who have graduated from such a course within the past four years are also invited to apply. Learn more here.


Artadia Awards - San Francisco

Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 San Francisco Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators in the summer of 2021.

WHO: Artists living and working in the current award city of San Francisco

FIELD: Visual arts

AMOUNT: $10,000

DEADLINE: July 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: The five counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Awards are based on merit. The award money can be used however the artist sees fit. Learn more here.


The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project.

WHO: U.S. artists

FIELD: Craft and visual arts

AMOUNT: $1500 each to six artists

DEADLINE: July 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project). Applications must include Artist Statement, CV, Project Description, Images, and Image List. Learn more here.


Betty Bowen Award

Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000, and a selection of his or her works is shown at the Seattle Art Museum in the spring. In addition, up to two Special Recognition Awards in the amount of $2,500 are often granted at the discretion of the Betty Bowen Committee.

WHO: U.S. artists in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho

AMOUNT: $15,000 or $2,500

DEADLINE: August 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Selection is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria: the compelling nature of the artist’s ideas and contribution to the field, the quality and creativity of the work submitted for review, the artist’s commitment to developing their work, the impact the award will have on the artist and his/her career. Learn more here.


The Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award worth $7,500 for emerging silver jewelry artists to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers.

WHO: Emerging artists

FIELD: Jewelry

AMOUNT: $7,500

DEADLINE: August 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. Download an application for eligibility requirements and complete details. Learn more here.


Arts in Society 

Arts in Society is a collaborative grant-making program that fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. Since 2017, the program has distributed over $2 million to fund 91 projects across the state that incorporate arts and creativity in addressing some our communities' most important problems.

Arts in Society grants will provide funding to support individuals and organizations who seek to implement projects that utilize the arts as an integral element in promoting social justice and community welfare, including, but not limited, to projects responding to COVID-19 related needs. 

WHO: Colorado artists, activists, non-profit organizations, universities, schools, and government agencies are all eligible to apply. Previous Arts in Society grant recipients are welcome to apply.

AMOUNT: Grants will range in size from $5,000-$35,000

DEADLINE: September 14, 2021

FINE PRINT: Grant funds will be distributed in December 2021. In addition to receiving financial support, Arts in Society grantees participate in a learning community program through which they share expertise and learn with like-minded practitioners from across the state. Please visit for more information, frequently asked questions, and eligibility requirements for this grant program.


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: Artists in the U.S. and Canada.

FIELD: Visual arts

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

DEADLINE: Applications for 2021 grants were due by September 17, 2020. Stay tuned for the 2022 grant cycle opening in August 2021.

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.


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: Video/Film and arts-related Environmental projects


DEADLINE: December 30, 2021

FINE PRINT: Your application must be “hard copy.” Requests for application packets must be received by December 15, 2021. Completed or returned applications must be postmarked by December 30th. Check out the FAQs here.


Ongoing deadlines:

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. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. Detailed FAQ here.


The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

WHO: Artist who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work

FIELD: Painting, sculpture or printmaking

AMOUNT: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical


FINE PRINT: The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. Learn more 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 initiatives 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: Ongoing—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.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote the 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 now $1,600


FINE PRINT: Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Artists should review all eligibility guidelines and FAQs before applying. Learn more here.


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest-standing foundations, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around the world.

WHO: Young artists pursuing their studies or in the early or developmental stage of their career. 

FIELD: Painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking in the figurative / representational tradition.

AMOUNTFirst grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each, and subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000 each (maximum three grants).


FINE PRINT: The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships and studio training. Grants are not intended as work or project grants for more experienced or mature artists.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply.

Learn more here.


Dates to be determined:

$550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall), to one Visual Artist and one Photographer.

In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

WHO: Visual artists and photographers worldwide

AWARD: $550.00 USD Grants


EVENT DATES:  April 2, 2021 - November 3, 2022

FINE PRINT: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. There is a $25 application fee. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at


Young Masters Art Prize

The Young Masters Art Prize is a not-for-profit initiative of Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Young Masters Art Prize will be awarded to the artist who shows an exceptional understanding of their creative medium alongside an awareness of the art of the past.

WHO: Artists worldwide

AMOUNT: Up to £1,500 in prizes

DEADLINE: TBA for 2021 grant cycle*

FINE PRINT: Young Masters also tours continuously throughout the year, offering a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history. Learn more here.

*Update: They are not organising a prize this year due to COVID restrictions, but rather operate as a platform supporting our alumni and engaging in different projects on the by-invitation basis.


NSS Grants for Sculptors

For more than 120 years, the National Sculpture Society has created, exhibited, collected and supported the evolving tradition in American sculpture. NSS continues to support sculpture today as an active, vital, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They offer a number of grants annually, including The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant, The Alex J. Ettl Grant, and The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant during this upcoming October deadline.

WHO: U.S. artists

FIELD: Sculpture

AMOUNT: $5,000 each

DEADLINE: TBA for 2021 grant cycle (Last year’s deadlines were in October)

FINE PRINT: No application fee. To learn more about each individual grant, click here.


Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards

The Santo Foundation was established in 2009 to recognize and assist the careers of individual artists and to champion the value of the visual artist in our world. Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000.00. Five additional awards of $1,000.00 each will also be awarded.  

WHO: Artists worldwide

FIELD: Visual arts

AMOUNT: $5,000 each to 3 artists. Five additional awards of $1,000.00 each will also be awarded. 

DEADLINE: TBA for 2021 grant cycle (Last year’s deadline was in November) 

FINE PRINT: Emerging, mid-career, and mature artists are eligible and encouraged to apply. All mediums of visual art are eligible including images, audio, video, and performance. Learn more here.



Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program

The Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers artists four weeks of focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of this inspiring landscape while pursuing their artistic goals. The program seeks artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes, supports the mission of the National Park Service and conservation of these public lands.

WHO: All visual artists, writers, videographers, dancers, singers, musicians, etc.

DATES: June 1 – 26, July 6 – July 31, and August 31- September 25, 2020

LOCATION: Glacier National Park, Montana

DEADLINE: January 6, 2021

FINE PRINT: Glacier does not require donations of pieces of art, but instead asks for digital samples to be provided within six months of completing the residency. The park also requires all Artists-in-Residence to share three public presentations to be given during the artist’s residency. Learn more here.


SKOWHEGAN 2020 Residency

Skowhegan has a long tradition and high reputation of offering artists the opportunity to engage fully with their studio practice, with their peers, and with distinguished faculty and mentors. The experience has proven to be transformative time and time again for those artists who are able to take full advantage of the experimentation and critical discourse possible in this unique community in Maine.

Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process, and financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. 

WHO: Artists 21 years of age at the start of the program with a working knowledge of English. 

FIELD: Visual arts

DATES: June 13 - August 15


DEADLINE: January 10, 2021--decision regarding Covid to be made in January

FINE PRINT: Skowhegan accepts 65 artists from a pool of 2000 applicants each year. Participants come to Skowhegan from all over the world and many different backgrounds. Tuition is $6,000. A number of scholarships are offered, including general and named fellowships, as well as matching school fellowships that are available to students who are currently enrolled in partner institutions. Find more on fellowship and scholarships here.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency 2021

Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community.

Each year we invite 4-6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.

WHO: All artists

DATES: Solo residencies are offered June 29 - August 10, 2021, August 24 - October 5, 2021, or January 20 - March 2, 2021. The group residency period is April 28 - June 16, 2021.

LOCATION: Joshua Tree, CA

DEADLINE: January 10, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture. Learn more here.


City Heights Residence Hall

CU Denver is looking for an artist to create and install custom artworks in the Learning Commons and Residence Hall lobbies (total of two) that reflect the CU Denver community and inspire students and education.

Additionally, they would like the artist to create a custom art installation at each Community Wall within the Residence Hall dorm room corridors (total of 15). These pieces should be of a similar type and format but should be unique enough to be differentiated from each other. They are meant to help define each housing community (cluster of students living near each other). Artists are encouraged to involve students, faculty, and staff in the creation of the work. Colorado-based artists and CU alumni and current faculty, staff, students are encouraged to submit.

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: March 2021 – Artist selected and notified, Access to site for installation shall not occur prior to June 6, 2021. Artwork must be completely installed by August 6, 2021.


DEADLINE: January 11, 2021


2021 Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program

PlatteForum is pleased to announce the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Denver, in partnership with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), through the support of the Arts in Society,  SCFD Denver County, Rose Community Foundation, SCFD Adams County and the Imagine 2020 Fund.

The program’s goal is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. Conducted in a supportive environment with a goal that all voices are heard, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice, gain support and exposure for their work, while upholding their distinct cultural identities.

WHO: Colorado artists not currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program, either the artist or parents must be born outside of the United States, refugees are welcome to apply

DATES: February 2021 to June 2021

LOCATION: Colorado

DEADLINE: January 13, 2021

FINE PRINT: Topics to be featured include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook The Profitable Artist, Second Edition (Allworth Press, 2018). Content is provided with the cohort’s needs in mind. Learn more here. 


Summer Creative Residency at Chulitna Research Institute

Chulitna Lodge Artist-In-Residence Program seeks to provide the time, space, clarity, and facilities for all forms of creative professionals to make and meditate. We encourage the gamut, from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic hobbyists, to apply for our various programs.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Availability mid-May through September

LOCATION: Lake Clark, Alaska

DEADLINE: January 2020

FINE PRINT: There are 4 ways to participate as an artist at Chulitna: Fellowship – No fee, all expenses related to room and board + travel stipend, Work-Study – No fee,  all expenses related to room and board, Resident Artist – Highly reduced fee, no work required, Honorary Resident – No application required, no work required, full-fee with full-service, come make and enjoy! Learn more here.

Artists in Residence, Summer 2021 | The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center

Sculpture Artist Residencies at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center offer sculptors opportunities for inspiration and to create new work in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area of Vermont. Residencies are from 1 to 3 months, featuring artists working in a diverse range of materials and techniques.

WHO: Artists creating works in stone, metal, wood, ceramics, glass and more

DURATION: 1 - 3 months

LOCATION: West Rutland, VT

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: Stipends, housing, and meals are available to selected Artists in Residence. Residents become part of our vibrant artist community, sharing in the exchange of concepts, aesthetics, and technical expertise. Learn more here.


Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Call for Artist 2021

Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year we invite 4-6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.

WHO: Artists worldwide with a focus on Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

AWARD: $500- $1500 stipends

DEADLINE:  January 10, 2021

EVENT DATES:  Seven Weeks : April 27 - June 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: JTHAR supports the CDC, state and local guidelines for limiting exposure to COVID-19 and is committed keeping our small rural community safe. Each artist can work in uninterrupted solitude as living quarters and studios are private and resident schedules will not overlap. We ask our participating artists to practice social distancing, wear a face mask and diligently use hand sanitizers and disinfectants during your stay. Together we can work together to continue to keep our local infection rate low. Entry Fee is $40.

Summer 2021 and 2022 Artist and Writer in Residence Programs

ChaNorth accepts applications in all creative fields, including but not limited to visual arts, writing, music composition, choreography and performance. Each month-long session has 5 to 7 artists, which ChaNorth curates with the aim of creating small, dynamic, diverse, interactive groups. National and international artists are welcome to apply.

ChaNorth is a Self-Directed Residency. The residency program offers space, time, and inspiration to make new work, providing artists networking, exhibition and teaching opportunities and at the same time promote interest, awareness and understanding of visual arts in a rural community through engagement with the artists.

WHO: International artists in Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

WHERE: Pine Plains, NY

AWARD: Fellowship Award, Solo Show Award and a yearly Selected Group Show,

DEADLINE: January 15, 2021

EVENT DATESApril 2, 2021 - November 3, 2022

FINE PRINT: Application Fee: $20 (Covid-19 reduction rate from $30) Application fee is to help cover administrative costs. Cost of Residency, four-week session: $950. Residency fee includes a private room, private studio, and fully stocked kitchen. The fee does not include transportation costs to and from chaNorth, except one schedule pick up and drop off at the Wassaic Train Station on the day of arrival and the last day of the residency, or artists' materials cost.

The summer artist-in-residence season runs from April through the beginning of November in both years 2021 and 2022. Space for 2021 residency is limited due to rescheduling 2020 residency artists in response to Covid-19.


2021 Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Program

Shenandoah National Park's Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists an opportunity to live and work in this exceptional environment for three weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park.

WHO: Professional artists including writers, composers, craftsmen, painters, photographers, storytellers, and videographers are encouraged to apply.

DATES: May 3 - 24, 2021, July 12 - August 2, 2021, August 9 - 30, 2021, September 6 - 27, 2021, October 11 - November 1, 2021


DEADLINE: January 18, 2021

FINE PRINT: The artist will be housed in a furnished cabin at the Skyland Resort in Shenandoah National Park. The housing is only for the artists. Learn more here.


Mother's Milk Artist Residency

Mother’s Milk is a 2-6 week interdisciplinary residency, designed to support three or four visual artists, sound artists, or creative writers, who are pursuing innovative work in their field. The goal of this program is to provide individuals or collaborators with the time and space to pursue their creative projects alongside other residents whose different perspectives, backgrounds and interests offer inspiration and interaction. Work that is more experimental in nature without regard to commercial viability is of special interest.

WHO: Artists 21 years or older. International applicants will need to show proof of English language skills and will be responsible for acquiring appropriate visas if accepted.

DATES: Jury notification will be mid-March 2021 for 2021 residencies

LOCATION: Manhattan, KS

DEADLINE: January 22, 2021

FINE PRINT: Visual Artists: submit 8 - 10 images or a combination of images, audio, video files (no more than 5 media files per submission). Each application requires: A project proposal statement, not to exceed 500 words. A current CV. Samples of recent work completed in the last two years. References: Contact information for two professional references that are familiar with your work and your potential to be a positive member of our small community of residents. $25 application fee. Learn more here.


2020 Civita Institute Fellowships

The Civita Institute promotes and inspires design excellence through cultural exchange between the United States and Italy. The Civita Institute Residency Program offers architects, artists, writers and other arts-related professionals the opportunity to work and study at the Civita Institute facilities in the Italian hilltown of Civita di Bagnoregio. 

WHO: Artists, writers, designers, architects in the United States

DATES: Summer/Fall 2020 Season: mid-July to mid-September; The Winter/Spring 2020: February to mid-April

LOCATION: Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

DEADLINE: January 25, 2020

FINE PRINT: Applicants are requested to provide the board with a full description of their proposed project along with the specific time frame requested and a statement of how their stay in Civita will further the Institute's mission. Learn more here.


Artist in Residence, Metals | Appalachian Center for Crafts

The AIR will work 20 hours per week overseeing studio upkeep and providing instructional support at the Appalachian Center for Craft. This is a part-time grant-funded position.

WHO: U.S. artists working in metals. Required: BFA degree from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience. 

DATES: August 20, 2021 – August 19, 2022

LOCATION: Smithville, TN

DEADLINE: January 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 via direct deposit, plus benefits. Learn more here.


Artist in Residence  Fiber | Appalachian Center for Crafts

The AIR will work 20 hours per week overseeing studio upkeep and providing instructional support at the Appalachian Center for Craft. This is a part-time grant-funded position. This is a part-time grant-funded position. General familiarity with fibers processes, materials, chemicals and strong knowledge of weaving and/or surface design required.

WHO: U.S. artists working in fibers. Required: BFA degree or equivalent.

DATES: August 20, 2021 – August 19, 2022

LOCATION: Smithville, TN

DEADLINE: January 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 via direct deposit, plus benefits. Learn more here.


Artist in Residence, Clay | Appalachian Center for Crafts

The AIR will work 20 hours per week overseeing studio upkeep and providing instructional support at the Appalachian Center for Craft. Studio duties include maintenance, mixing glazes, firing kilns, and other studio tasks including managing the needs of the workshop program; maintenance and cleanup of clay studio, glaze pantry, glaze lab, and condition/use of kilns & equipment.

WHO: U.S. artists working in clay. Required: An MFA degree from an accredited institution is required.

DATES: August 20, 2021 – August 19, 2022

LOCATION: Smithville, TN

DEADLINE: January 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 via direct deposit, plus benefits. Learn more here.


John Michael Kohler Center Arts & Industry Program

Arts/Industry connects artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co., and provides a place to explore new ideas, processes, and perspectives. Each year, up to twelve artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. 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.

WHO: Artists from all disciplines encouraged to apply

DATES: Three cohorts of three-month residencies in 2022

LOCATION: Sheboygan, WI 

DEADLINE: Applications open Feb 1 - March 14, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, industrial materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend. No application fee. Learn more here.


laRex l'Atelier Residency 2021-2022

How would living in France inspire you? The flexible residency at IaRex l'Atelier: International Artists Residency Exchange is for artists who are seeking a program for numerous artistic and personal reasons. One can stay, take private lessons, a workshop, or have a pause in travels, and create. The goal is expansion in all ways. All arts are welcome.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: March 30, 2021 - January 1, 2022

LOCATION: Saint-Raphaël, France

DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: The program is flexible, 1 week to 3 months, with preference and price-break for longer stays. Groups are encouraged. The studio is fully equipped with 2 kilns, a slab roller, wheels, tables and tools. Other arts are accommodated, as there is space for painting, drawing, sculpture or other media. There is an area for exhibition as work develops. All artists have available assistance in any area they need. Artists are free to work at their leisure. Learn more here.


The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency

The Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress. This program is the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Since the Center opened in 1995, more than 700 artists, writers, and scholars from over 45 states and 40 foreign countries have participated in the program.

WHO: Emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, musicians, performance artists, scholars, and translators.

DATES: The Anderson Center offers month-long residencies May through October with rare exceptions made for two-week stays. Residencies begin on the 1st of each month and end on the last day of each month.

LOCATION: Red Wing, Minnesota

DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View residence. Visual artists are provided a 15' x 26' studio and are responsible for supplying their own materials.  Other workspaces on site include a cone 10 gas kiln and electric kilns, an open-air metalsmith facility, and a print studio (with a Vandercook 219 letterpress and a Charles Brand-like etching press). Learn more here


Iaspis Visual Arts Grants

Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international program for Visual and Applied Artists. Its mission is to work with internationalization in various ways with the aim of increasing and developing contacts between Swedish artists and international institutions, fellow artists, the general public and the markets with the aim of contributing to artistic development and improved working and income opportunities. This is done by means of direct support for various forms of international cultural exchange, studio programs in Sweden and abroad, informational activities and expert visits, as well as via a public program of activities which formulate and explore topical issues in contemporary visual art and design from an international perspective.

WHO: Individual artists within the areas of visual arts and design, music, theatre, dance and film


DEADLINE: February 13th (residencies)  and March 3rd (intercultural exchanges), 2021

FINE PRINT: Funding available. The Visual Arts Fund provides visual artists and designers with support in order to enable them to continue and develop their artistic practice.  Learn more here

Denbo Fellowships at Pyramid Center

This Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Applicants should have an interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or a combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. 

WHO: Previous experience in printmaking may be helpful, but not necessary 

DATES: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month (specify the amount of time in the application)

LOCATION: Hyattsville, MD

AMOUNT: A stipend for travel, materials, housing, etc. ($250 two weeks, $350 three weeks, or $500 one month)

DEADLINE: February 18, 2021, for summer, June 10 for fall, October 18 for Winter/Spring

FINE PRINT: Artists are also asked to give an artist talk during their residency. 


SciArt Residency 2021

SciArt Residency is a residency programme jointly established by Kalamari Klub and IsoQuant, encouraging proposals by artists and enthusiasts who are aiming to develop a body of work based on creation, collaboration and experimentation within an artistic research process. With the SciArt Residency programme, we aim to initiate curiosity-driven engagement between artists, scientists and other members of the society, promoting a spirit of co-learning and equality while helping to communicate knowledge through cross-disciplinary collaboration. A central part of the residency will be the active cooperation and exchange with scientists of the field. 

WHO: All artists and photographers working with analogue and experimental photography, as well as all those who are working within science-influenced art and photography. While affinity for scientific topics is of advantage, no science knowledge is required. 

DATES: September – October 2021

LOCATION: Heidelberg, Germany

DEADLINE: February 28, 2021

FINE PRINT: Key features included in the SciArt Residency: Access to fully equipped darkroom laboratory (black-and-white & colour photography); Network of scientists, physicists and artists; Accomodation (apartment) in Heidelberg for the duration of the residency; Coverage of travel costs to and from the residency; Coverage of material costs during the residency; Artist stipend of 700€/month. Learn more here.


Forecast Change Lab Research Fellow focusing on Racial Justice in Public Art

The Change Lab National Research Fellowships aim to produce new research, data, reporting, and suggestions to advance justice, health, and human dignity in the field of public art in the United States. Fellows will be thought partners informing Forecast’s work conducting research and providing recommendations that will inform public art policies and practices in the United States and Native Nations that share the same geography.

WHO: Each Fellowship is based around a specific research topic, and is open to graduate students, recent college graduates, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, artists, and public art professionals. A working knowledge of public art and some experience with research in the designated topic area will be important. 

DATES: May 3, 2021 - August 3, 2021

LOCATION: Fellows will work from their home base and can be located anywhere

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Fellowships are 3-month long, funded positions. A $5000 stipend will be made to each Fellow in two payments – once upon contract and once upon final delivery of and acceptance of your report. Learn more here.


De-ateliers Residency

De Ateliers is an artists’ institute open to talented artists at the beginning of their professional career. It offers a two-year studio and tutoring program that is best tailored to the needs of artists who wish to strengthen their artistic foundation, develop their ideas and deepen their practice in a focused, critical environment among peers from all around the globe. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: Two years

LOCATION: Amsterdam, Netherlands

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: De Ateliers offers all participants a stipend every year to cover all necessary living expenses. With this stipend, participants are enabled to fully concentrate on their studio practice. Participation also comes with a tutorial fee of € 3.200 deducted from the stipend. Being dependent on fluctuating subsidies and donations, De Ateliers invites participants to raise funds themselves, for instance in their country of origin, as to cover the costs for the stipend. Learn more here.


MOA 2021 Artists in Residence Program

In 2021, the Museum of Outdoor Arts will transition much of its indoor gallery space to artist in residence studio space. They will offer artist residencies for up to four artists. The museum will provide artists with studio space at the Englewood headquarters location for the duration of the residency and a $500 materials stipend. In addition, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in our fall exhibition.

WHO: Early career and established local/regional artists that are engaged in their communities

DATES: April 19 - September 25, 2021

LOCATION: Englewood, CO

DEADLINE: March 13, 2021

FINE PRINT: Application fee: $15. For complete eligibility requirements, program and studio details, view the program guidelines.


Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program

Well known by visual artists as the "Gift of Time", the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program was established in 1967 to provide gifted studio-based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. 

WHO: Professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media.  (Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.)

DATES: Year-long residency in 2022

LOCATION: Roswell, New Mexico

DEADLINE: March 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. Artists are granted a large, open studio as housing in a complex of six houses and 10 studios located on fifty acres of land. Rent, utilities (except telephone), repairs and maintenance costs are borne by the Program.​Learn more here.

CRETA Rome 2021 International Artist Residencies in Rome Italy 

C.R.E.T.A. Rome is an international center for ceramics and the visual arts that organizes artist residencies, relaunching the concept of the 'Grand Tour' to rediscover the immense cultural heritage that Rome represents. Located in the heart of the historical center, between the Capitoline Hill and the Jewish quarter, the main studio of CRETA Rome in the 16th-century Palazzo Delfini reflects the layering of the eternal city. The acronym C.R.E.T.A. spells out our main activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching, and the arts. 

The interdisciplinary program has hosted more than 140 resident artists from 24 countries and 5 continents since 2013. Emerging, mid-career and established artists selected by an international committee converge on Rome for periods of 1-3 months. Housing in the historical center provides direct contact with Roman life while a second studio in the countryside offers the possibility of reduction firing, collaborative projects, and for artists to be accompanied by their partner and/or family. 

WHO: International artists in craft/traditional Arts, drawing, mixed-media/multi-discipline & sculpture


AWARD: Self-founded residency which provides studio space, accommodation, technical support & final exhibition

DEADLINE: March 15 and May 15.

EVENT DATES: 1-3 months

FINE PRINT: Entry fee of $38/$16



Dry Tortugas National Park at Loggerhead Key is like no other little paradise in the world. Because of its fragile ecosystem, very few people are allowed to step foot -- much less live there -- as an Artist-in-Residence. This is a unique opportunity for a wide range of visual artists, filmmakers, performers and dancers who want to get serious work done without disruptions.

WHO: Visual artists, filmmakers, performers and dancers

DATES: September 1 - 30, 2021

LOCATION: Near Fort Jefferson, Florida

DEADLINE: March 20, 2021

FINE PRINT: $2,000 stipend. Most modern amenities exist, but this island paradise is “off the grid” for internet, phone, TV, etc. You must be totally self-sufficient, have insurance, be self-realized, highly independent, and prepared to be art focused in this natural environment. Learn more here.


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Summer 2022 Artists-in-Residence Open Call

For 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. To date, more than 1,000 artists have participated in the residency program.

Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. The Bemis Alumni Program extends artist support beyond their Bemis residency through Alumni Residencies, an annual Alumni Award, and Alumni Convenings.

WHO: Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography.

DATES: May 18, 2022 - August 12, 2022


DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: A $40 USD non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submitting an application. 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. Selected artists are responsible for organizing travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Additional stipends for studio supplies or materials are not available. Learn more here.


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: 2022 Sound Art + Experimental Music Program Artist-in-Residence Open Call

For 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. To date, more than 1,000 artists have participated in the residency program.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts launched its Sound Art + Experimental Music Program in May 2019 with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Embedded within Bemis Center’s renowned international Residency Program, this opportunity offers a unique experience for two artists working in sound, composition, voice, and experimental genres and tools. National and international artists participating in the program receive financial, technical, and administrative support, along with dedicated facilities for rehearsing, recording, and performing new works that expand the field of sound art and music. This is an independently-driven, process-based residency in a communal environment, fostering creative growth, experimentation, and supportive exchange. There are no expectations placed on residents to create or perform.

WHO: Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age showing a strong professional working history. Applicants working in, but not limited to, sound art, composition, experimental music, and a variety of other disciplines where sound is the primary medium will be considered.

DATES: May 18–August 12, 2022 or September 7–November 11, 2022


DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: A $40 USD non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submitting an application. Selected U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $2,000 USD monthly stipend, a $750 USD travel stipend, a $7,000 USD materials budget, and a $1,600 USD shipping budget to cover the transportation of items or equipment to and from the residency. 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. Selected artists are responsible for organizing travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Learn more here.


Sonoma Ceramic's Residence Program 

Self-directed program for emerging or established ceramic artists. Two all-inclusive residencies offered each year for potters and ceramic sculptors. 

WHO: Ceramic artists in the US

DATES: July - December 2021


DEADLINE: April 5, 2021

FINE PRINT: Studio space and apartment provided. Solo exhibition at the end of the term.


Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship

At the intersection of art and social change, Halcyon Arts Lab is a five-month residential fellowship 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: Emerging artists worldwide who are interested in further investigating a socially engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC.

DATES: August 31, 2021 - February 14, 2022

LOCATION: Washington, DC

DEADLINE: April 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: Halcyon defines emerging artists as an early-career artist who has demonstrated promising artistic development and demonstrates dedication to their practices but is at a pivotal point in their career where they could benefit from further training and support. Learn more here.


MacDowell Colony Residency

The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony. The Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

WHO:  Emerging and established artists may apply in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply.

DURATION: While artists may request residencies of up to eight weeks; the average stay is 30 days. There is no minimum length of stay; however, a recommended stay is no less than a two-week residency, if possible.

LOCATION: Peterborough, NH

DEADLINE:  April 15th for the Fall period (October 1st – January 31st); and September 15th for the Winter-Spring period (February 1st – May 31st).

FINE PRINT: Each year about 300 Fellowships, or residencies, are awarded to artists in seven disciplines. A Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. MacDowell does not offer classes or instruction. Get the FAQ here


Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist in Residence Program

The picturesque National Lakeshore is ideally suited for an Artist-in-Residence program. It is a hilly region fringed with massive coastal plateaus and sand dunes, and dotted with clear lakes. The residency program provides artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. 

The program provides rent-free use of a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire (no pets). You may also choose to stay at a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds.

WHO: Professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene.

DATES: Two 3-week residencies are available during September and October 2021

LOCATION: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan

AMOUNT: A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. Housing provided.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2021 —letter submission

FINE PRINT: The artist is asked to donate to the park an original piece of work representative of their medium, produced during the residency, and to contribute to the advancement of the park's mission. This is done by sharing knowledge with the public during the final week of residency through a workshop, demonstration, reading, slide talk, etc. In addition, the artist must be willing to interact with park visitors when contacts are made in the field while working. Donated works will be displayed in the park or shared with the public through other appropriate means.  Learn more here.


Summer 2022 Residencies at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

NPAF is again offering FOUR summer Hawaii Volcanoes National Park residencies, and close to some of the best beaches on the island. The first of these for a one-month term in June 2020. The residency includes a $2000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, publicity, a Dolphin & Manta Ray Excursion and much more…the chance of a lifetime for Artists!

WHO: Artists working in all media and genres

DATES: June 1 - September 30, 2022

LOCATION: Big Island, Hawaii

DEADLINE: May 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Open to Families, Single Artists, Artist Couples, artist collectives or arts troupes. Features a Public Presentation at the Park, and a converted studio space at the house. There will be a solo recording booth in the house for music, podcast, all sound recording and an external mixing area. Learn more here.


NXTHVN 2021 Studio Fellowship

Each year, NXTHVN selects six early-career artists from a competitive pool of applicants to receive a professional studio space and a generous stipend to cover material expenses throughout the Fellowship year. 

In addition to participation in a culminating group exhibit, Studio Fellows have the unique opportunity to form new creative partnerships within the art communities at Yale University, as well as in Greater New Haven and New York City. 

WHO: All artists 

DATES: Dates for 2022 Fellowship to be announced


DEADLINE: Application opens May 2021

FINE PRINT: Studio Fellows are required to commit to a minimum of 20 hours of studio time per week and 5 hours of mentorship time with their high school Apprentice. Additionally, Studio Fellows are required to engage in a series of group critiques, studio visits, and workshops with art world professionals. A stipend of $20,000 and housing for eligible candidates.  More info here. 


The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program

The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 12 artists at a time. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2-8 weeks January - May

LOCATION: North Adams, MA

DEADLINE: July 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: The already subsidized, full-price residency fee is $650/week, but every applicant is considered for both merit- and need-based financial aid to lower this fee even more. Learn more here.


SPAO’s Artist Residency

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) invites applications for the Artist in Residence for Photographers and Photo-Based Artists. This 6-month photographic mentorship and residency is one of the most unique residencies of its kind. This residency is designed for visual artists who have previously completed formal training in visual arts and/or lens-based media and are ready to intensely focus on an aspect of their existing career or on a specific upcoming project. 

WHO: Photographers worldwide. Candidates should have completed formal training in the field of photography, visual arts or equivalent.

START DATE: October 1, 2021

DURATION: Six months

LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario

DEADLINE: July 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: SPAO welcomes all visual backgrounds, motivations and styles. As a self-directed residency, artists are afforded the time and environment needed to research, experiment, and produce an on-going body of work as a professional working artist. Learn more here.


NPAF Artist Residency at Gettysburg National Military Park 

Artists and veterans are invited to apply to this one-month program at this premier arts and poetry venue at America’s most iconic battleground.

WHO: Artists and veterans


LOCATION: Gettysburg National Park, PA

DEADLINE: August 6, 2021

FINE PRINT: $1,000 stipends are available. Open to all artistic media or genres. Learn more here.


Oak Spring Garden Foundation Residency

In 2022 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will host five separate five-week interdisciplinary residencies. Each session is designed to support eight artists who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens and landscapes. The goal of this residency program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their own creative projects alongside other residents who may be examining the natural world from different perspectives. 

WHO: Artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists or writers

DATES: See website for session dates

LOCATION: Upperville, VA

DEADLINE: August 12, 2021

FINE PRINT: Applicants selected for this award will receive a $2,000 individual grant. The only requirement placed on residents after the initial introductory events is that they participate in a Residency Showcase during the final week of the residency. Learn more here.


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Fall 2021 Artists-in-Residence Opportunities

Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the Bemis Center's 110,000 square foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. This independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in our first-floor galleries.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 8 - November 5, 2021


DEADLINE: August 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Artists-in-residence have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication. U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Learn more here.

Corning Museum of Glass Residencies

The Artist-in-Residence programs at The Studio provide artists the opportunity to research and experiment with new techniques and subjects in their work. Artists-in-Residence are invited to utilize the resources of the Museum’s campus including The Studio, the extensive collections and archives of the Museum, and the Rakow Research Library.

WHO: Glass artists worldwide

DATES: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic applications are not being accepted for 2021.  The Studio will instead host the artists who were originally scheduled to complete their residencies during the 2020 calendar year.  Applications for 2022 will be accepted beginning in January of 2021 with a deadline of August 31, 2021.**


DEADLINE: August 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: To be considered as an Artist-in-Residence, please submit your application including 10 digital images of your work, two letters of recommendation, a written proposal (including detailed information on your residency plans; necessary supplies, equipment, and assistants), the best months for you to participate, and a resumé. Learn more here.


Smack Mellon Studio Program Open Call

This program provides free studio space, access to a workshop for metal, wood and general fabrication, a common area equipped with the latest technology, and a fellowship (dependent on funding) to six artists in New York City for an eleven-month period. Each year, Smack Mellon convenes a panel of arts professionals to select the six Studio Artists from over 600 applicants.

WHO: All artists

DATES: July 1 to June 15, 2022

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY

DEADLINE: September 2021

FINE PRINT: Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month or they will lose it. 


Tsung-Yeh Artist Village Residency

The Tsung-Yeh Artist Village in Tainan City is the result of the fusion of an old sugar refinery with multicultural ideas to form a unique space. With years of effort, Tsung-Yeh Artist Village has established itself as a center for arts, crafts, and culture while producing valuable creative works in Tainan. Through providing the working space and encouraging resident artists to communicate with the locals, the residency hopes to promote this historical site not simply as a place for exhibitions, but rather an important gathering site for international arts and artists.

WHO: Interdisciplinary, Visual art, Performance and Photography

DATES:  February to May 2022

LOCATION: Tainan City, Taiwan

AMOUNT: Hourly payment for teaching and free living quarters

DEADLINE: September 2021

FINE PRINT: The Tsung-Yeh Artist Village provides accommodation, studio, basic equipment and exhibition space to satisfy artist needs. During the Artists in Residence Program, artists interact with the local cultural environment, including presentations on folk beliefs, traditional arts, history and industrial development. Resident artists should organize some reciprocal cultural events and activities for interacting with the local community. Learn more here.


Good Hart Artist Residency

The Good Hart Artist Residency located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides a 1,150 sqft residency and a 24×14 detached studio, food, a $500.00 stipend, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by primarily hosting one resident at a time.

WHO: Visual artists and writers

AMOUNT: Up to $500, more money available for artists with dependents

DEADLINE: The next open call for visual artists will start in mid-November 2021 for available residency time slots in the spring and summer of 2022

FINE PRINT: There is an application fee of $25. Learn more here.


American Scandenavian Foundation Grants

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

WHO: United States citizens/permanent residents, emerging and mid-career artists

DATES: Fellowship up to one year and grants one-three months

LOCATION: One or more Scandinavian country 

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Projects should not begin before April 15th, 2022. The awards support project-related costs, including maintenance, trans- Atlantic round-trip travel, in-country travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures (e.g., books, photocopying, art supplies). ASF awards may require supplementation from other sources, but they should not duplicate the benefits of additional awards (and vice versa). Candidates must notify ASF if they have received other award offers. ASF will not provide funds if, in its judgment, a proposal can be carried out without its assistance. Learn more here.


Stochastic Labs Residency

Stochastic Labs awards fully-sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated workspace, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

WHO: Artists interested in the intersections of art, science, and technology 

AMOUNT: Monthly $1,000 stipend


LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

FINE PRINT: Projects can be in any medium.  Creative coders, deep learning enthusiasts, AR/VR auteurs, game and app developers, neuroscientists, bio-designers, roboticists, data artists, musicians, animators, animal behaviorists, physicists, and world builders of all kinds apply for residencies with us. If you have a hard time explaining what kind of artist or engineer you are, this is probably the place for you. Learn more here.


Jamestown Arts Artist in Residence Program

The Artist In Residence Program (AIR) serves K - 5 students in all six Jamestown elementary schools following the school calendar. Residency options include a fall semester and a winter/spring semester, or both. Artists follow a visual arts curriculum structured on basic design elements working with teachers and administrators. Each rotation requires a completed “Unit Plan” which includes lesson plans or goals, supplies needed, and a section for teacher feedback.

The resident artist may use the rest of the day and the weekends for personal studio time, including access to the pottery studio and print shop, and teaching classes at the Arts Center.

WHO: Visual artists interested in teaching

DATES: The selection process is on‐going

AMOUNT: Hourly payment for teaching and free living quarters

LOCATION: Jamestown, ND


FINE PRINT: Artists who are contracted far enough in advance (at least 6 months) may have the opportunity to exhibit in the Arts Center Gallery while they are in residence. Living quarters-furnished: two-bedroom apartment above The Arts Center, studio space and classroom supplies, and hourly compensation for teaching. Artists are responsible for their own meals, etc. Learn more here.

Willowtail Residency

Willowtail offers one-week to three-week residencies during the entire year for scholarship-funded, partially-scholarship-funded, and fully self-funded residencies for practitioners in The Arts and Ecology. Each resident is required to deliver a community offering within one calendar year of their residency. Whether this takes the form of a lecture, presentation, demonstration, teaching, a slideshow of work, exhibition in the local community, is up to the resident and director.

WHO: Emerging, established or mid-career practitioner in the visual arts, performing arts, film/multi-media, literature, music, ecology or natural sciences

DATES: Rolling


AMOUNT: $3,000 per week for fully-funded residencies, $1,500 for partially funded 


FINE PRINT: Residency includes one fully furnished cabin with kitchen facilities and standard amenities, such as breakfast items, full use of the property, canoes, spa products, hot tub, and fresh-cut flowers in your cabin. The residency includes 24-hour access to the Working Studio. Seven (7) night minimum stay. Single person occupancy.  Learn more here.


Eyebeam Residency

The Eyebeam Residency is a prestigious award for those creating work that engages technology and society, through art. Residents’ projects are experimental and wildly interdisciplinary, often existing outside of more traditional structures in the fields of both art and technology. With this in mind, Eyebeam invests in this groundbreaking work by providing the space and resources needed for the deep research, risk-taking, and invention.

WHO: All artists

DATES: January - June 2021

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY 


FINE PRINT: Residents receive a generous financial stipend, public platforms to share their work and research, and access to a dynamic far-reaching community. There are also many opportunities to engage with partner organizations and visiting professionals who are working creatively as technologists, activists, and stewards of ideas in their fields. Learn more here.


Mendocino Art Center 2021-22 Artists in Residence Program

The Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence Program brings both emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. The location provides tranquility and inspiration in a community full of local artistic talent.

In addition to providing dedicated studio space and furnished studio apartments, the program offers the freedom to develop at ones' own pace and pursue interests in other disciplines. Studios are available in Fine Art, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Ceramics, and Fiber Arts and are actively used for instruction, production, individual study, and casual drop-in open studios.

WHO: Fine Art, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Ceramics and Fiber Arts

DATES: October 1, 2020 - May 15, 2021

LOCATION: Mendocino, CA


FINE PRINT: Residency includes complimentary membership, 50% discount for most classes, mentorship from studio manager, interaction with visiting instructors, selling opportunities, possible teaching experience, month-long group exhibition, peer reviews, monthly open studios, and community presentations.


18th Street Artist Residencies

18th Street Arts Center’s visiting artist residency program has hosted more than 500 artists from dozens of countries around the world since it first began in 1992. There are four live/work artist studios at the center where artists are in residence from 1 to 3 months at a time (sometimes longer).

WHO: Artists, curators, writers, musicians

DURATION: 1 - 3 months

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA


FINE PRINT: The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines.  

Funding for each residency is on a case-by-case basis. Many international artists have access to funding through their cultural ministries or other programs, and we work with artists to secure funding or encourage them to apply to cover the costs of the residency through various funding programs. Learn more here.


The Institute for Electronic Arts Experimental Projects Residency Program at Alfred University

The IEA has two Experimental Project Residency Programs, one for Electronic Media / Film (Time-based) and one for Visual Art (Print-media). Both programs support artists with a one or two-week residency, an artist stipend, travel-support, lodging, technology access, materials and technical assistance. Artists have access to a combination of emerging, contemporary and historical media arts tools and materials, many are unique and not ordinarily available in a studio setting. The resident artists have 24-hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment. The IEA research specialist will work with the resident artist. Additional technical staff and faculty are also available for consultation.

WHO: New York state residents

DATES: Scheduled throughout 2021 

LOCATION: Alfred, New York


FINE PRINT: Students enrolled during the 2021 calendar year are not eligible. More information here. 

Downtown Sculpture Walk 2021

The City of Lee’s Summit (MO) Cultural Arts Division is accepting applications for the 2021 Downtown Sculpture Walk temporary sculpture exhibit. Entries must have sculptures available from April 2021 through March 2022. 

Up to ten (10) artists will be selected to install 3D sculptural works appropriate for long-term outdoor display. Selected artwork may be installed in any of the designated locations in Downtown Lee’s Summit that includes concrete pads and open space grassy areas. The jury selection committee will determine the final location of each sculpture. Artwork may be installed on concrete slabs or grassy areas. The Downtown Sculpture Walk seeks to increase walkable access to public art in Lee’s Summit.

WHO: Local and national sculpture artists above the age of 18

DATES: April 2021 through March 2022

LOCATION: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

AMOUNT: Selected artists will receive a stipend of $1,000 to offset costs associated with installation, travel and per diem. Artists will receive 100% of the sale for any artwork sold during the exhibition.

DEADLINE: January 4, 2021

FINE PRINT: The Downtown Sculpture Walk seeks to increase walkable access to public art in Lee’s Summit.


RISCA-Rhode Island National Guard Joint Force Headquarters

Located within Camp Fogarty in East Greenwich, the Joint Force Headquarters is the newest and most modern facility of its kind. The building will house administration for both the RI Army and Air National Guard in addition to conference rooms, classrooms, and an ID center, which will be utilized by the general public. In addition, 200 employees and service members will work in the building. The lobby is the main area through which all visitors and employees pass, and is host to display cases and memorabilia that pay tribute to the history and service of the National Guard.

The RI State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island National Guard will commission artwork for the 1st and/or 2nd floor lobbies or the exterior site in front of the building. Exterior works should not interfere with visibility around the facility. Interior works could be 3-d, freestanding, wall-mounted or painted, among the possibilities. 

WHO: This RFQ is open to all working artists residing in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts. Students are not eligible to apply.

DATES: Spring 2021

LOCATION: Camp Fogarty in East Greenwich, RI

AMOUNT: Three finalists will be invited to craft a detailed proposal including an itemized budget, scale models and renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $1,000. Budget: $26,500

DEADLINE: January 4, 2021

FINE PRINT: Learn more here.


City of Olathe 2021 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

The Olathe Public Art Committee, on behalf of the City of Olathe, is currently seeking large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture entries for our 2021 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. 

WHO: Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All entries must be original work.

DATES: June 2021-May 2022

LOCATION: City of Olathe, Kansas

AMOUNT: Artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium for each work selected for a one-year lease. Consideration may be given for a $4,000 honorarium for a two-year lease. 

DEADLINE: January 4, 2021

FINE PRINT: Sculptures must be suitable for long-term outdoor display and should be as vandal-proof as possible and safe to the public. The sculpture must be considered in scale as many sites are viewed from a distance.. Learn more here.


Public Art for Sacramento River Trail at Stress Ribbon Bridge- Outdoor Sculpture

The City of Redding announces this call for professional artists to submit their qualifications to be considered to design, deliver and install public art that will serve as a landmark and destination feature of the Sacramento River Trail while drawing attention to the noteworthy Stress Ribbon Bridge and honoring the memory of one of Redding’s community members.

WHO: International artists

DATES: December 2021

LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

AMOUNT: $5,000 honorarium, BUDGET: $200,000.00

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: Each artist/artist team selected and invited to participate in the mandatory site tour and design presentations will be paid a $5,000 honorarium to offset costs for design fees and materials after the presentations. Reimbursement for travel and accommodations for artists out of driving range will be provided separately.


New Genre Temporary Public Art

The City of Santa Clarita (City) is seeking proposals for their upcoming New Genre Temporary Public Art project. The City is seeking proposals from professional California Artists to create artwork activations in Old Town Newhall. Selected Artist(s) are asked to create temporary, pop-up, and/or site-specific artworks that focus on creative placemaking. Individual artwork’s budget and location may vary. Artist(s) are encouraged to submit proposals in a variety of different mediums that embrace art as experience and experimental public engagement.

WHO: United States artists


LOCATION: Santa Clarita, CA

AMOUNT: Artist(s) proposals must include an itemized budget for the project. Projects selected will have a range of budgets based on the requested amount and will be awarded from an overall budget of $10,000.

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artist(s) may identify potential locations for site-specific proposals throughout the Old Town Newhall area. Click here to learn more. 


44th International Watermedia Exhibition

The 44th Annual International Watermedia Online Exhibition (IWE) will highlight the artistic excellence of its global participants in an online gallery exhibit held in Houston's popular Museum District. In March 2021, selected entries will receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long online exhibit and have an opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. An archived catalogue will remain online through the end of 2021. This year highly sought after Keiko Tanabe is the Juror and Instructor. The 44th IWE is intended to help promote and provide optimal exposure for outstanding international artists who excel in water media. 

WHO: International artists

DATES: 3/7/21 - 4/1/21


AMOUNT: Cash Awards: 1st Place-$2000, 2nd Place-$1200, and 3rd Place-$1100, Special Awards: Odette Rubin Memorial-$1000, Board of Directors- $500, Jack Bowen Award-$500, Merit Awards: $175 each, Honorable Mention Awards: Ribbons

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: $35.00 Entry fee for first piece.  Selection and judging will begin Saturday January 9, 2021 and go through Friday January 22, 2021. All invited exhibitors and select award winners will be notified by an Invitation Notification Email on Saturday January 23, 2021. Artists should respond to the email invitation by Friday, January 29, 2021 by either accepting or declining via CaFE. After your entry has been submitted and confirmed by CaFÉ, the art registration information cannot be revised or changed. This includes the price, title of the entry, and entry size. Check the CaFÉ website to make sure your submission is complete and has been received. Please review prospectus requirements.


Black and White: 2021

A juried group photo show on black and white photography at Black Box Gallery. 

WHO: International photographers

DATES: February 1-20, 2021

LOCATION: Portland, OR

AMOUNT: Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If the artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry Fee (Black and White: 2021): $35.00 Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibition at the gallery. An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex. All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.


Compass Roses: Maps by Artists

The City of Albuquerque  seeks entries for Compass Roses: Maps by Artists from visual, literary and performing artists who live or work in the greater Albuquerque region. This national public art project organized by Renee Piechocki and Nadine Waserman is a growing archive of maps by artists exploring a particular place from different points of view. 

WHO: Local artists

DATES: April-June, 2021

LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM 

AMOUNT: Each artist will be paid $300.00.  

DEADLINE: January 9, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artists must submit the following items: Resume or biographical statement (up to three pages), links to artist website or other relevant website(s), up to 5 work samples including any or all of the following formats: JPG images or PDF Documents (up to ten pages), and a 150-word statement of intent or letter of interest describing a proposed map you would like to create, and / or your interest in participating in the project.


Reflections 20/20

Reflections 20/20 is a virtual exhibition – designed to provide viewers with the experience they have missed so much, the pleasure of seeing art on the walls. The show will be presented on the Artists Council website in a 360° gallery: artworks will be “mounted on the walls,” and visitors will be able to “stroll” from room to room to enjoy the art and make their purchases.

WHO: International artists who are Artists Council members

DATES: February 4 to February 27, 2021

LOCATION: Palm Springs, CA

AMOUNT: Prizes totaling $1200 will be awarded

DEADLINE: January 10, 2021

FINE PRINT:  Entry Fee: $30 for submission of up to 2 pieces


2021 Landscapes

Landscape painting, also known as landscape art, is the portrayal of landscapes in art. Natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, especially where the main subject is a wide view - with its elements arranged into a coherent composition. In other works, landscape backgrounds for figures can still form an important part of the work. Sky is almost always included in the view, and weather is often an element of the composition. Works submitted to this exhibition can also include seascapes. Works can be landscape or portrait in orientation.

WHO: Local, national and international artists, professional and amateur of all mediums  

DATES: February 22 – April 2, 2021

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

AMOUNT: Artist Gallery Split – 65% Artist / 35% Gallery

DEADLINE: January 10, 2021

FINE PRINT:  Entry: $31 for 1 image, $2 per each additional image


Hear Us! (2021)

Much history is missing from the feminine perspective, and the accomplishments and contributions by women to culture and society are sparsely documented. This includes the visual arts. A recent survey by the National Museum of Women in the Arts of 18 major museums in the US found that over 75% of the art displayed at these institutions is done by white male artists.  Express these sentiments through your medium and let the world hear you roar! 

All media are being considered. However, as the finalists will be on billboards, please note that the actual images of your work are what is being reviewed so good quality and clear photographs that highlight your work is essential. Paint it, digitize it, draw it, create it with fiber, even sculpt it. This is an all-media exhibition.

WHO: U.S. women artists of all medium above the age of 21

DATES: TBD, winners notified 2/1/20

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

AMOUNT: Top 4 artworks will receive billboard time on one of the busiest highways in metro-Detroit. The top 25 artworks will be included in an online gallery where artwork can be sold. The sponsoring foundation will retain 35% of the sale of any artwork. 

DEADLINE: January 10, 2021

FINE PRINT:  Submit up to three individual works of art for consideration. Works will be judged separately and on their own merits. Criteria under consideration is: Concept, Composition, Technique, Execution, Elements of Design, Uniqueness, Photo Clarity of the work, Billboard Potential, and Relatedness to theme. Entry Fee (Hear Us! (2021)): $55.00


New Editions: a Printmaking Exhibition

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to New Editions, a juried exhibition featuring printmaking with a contemporary take on a traditional technique. This exhibition will highlight the world of printmaking today and the richness found in the wide variety of techniques involved. 

WHO: Artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States

DATES: February 12, 2021 – April 7, 2021

LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN

AMOUNT: The Art Center retains a 35% commission on all sales.

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

FINE PRINT:  All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion. All printmaking mediums are eligible. Installation artists should contact us before applying to ensure compatibility of space. Artwork must not weigh more than 250 pounds or be larger than 10 feet in any direction. Entry Fee (New Editions entry): $25.00


17th Annual Sculpture Garden - Arts Council Wichita Falls

The Arts Council Wichita Falls' year-long Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 17th year. The juror will accept 10 pieces for exhibition. Artwork is exhibited for 12 months. In addition to installation stipends, there are three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

WHO: International sculpture artists

DATES: May 8th, 2021 - May 5th, 2022

LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN

AMOUNT: Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively). These awards will be made at the time of installation and presented at the opening reception. Cash awards will be distributed within 30 days of the opening.

Artists will be provided with an installation stipend totaling $1000 (one thousand), to be paid $500 on completed installation and $500 on completed uninstallation.

DEADLINE: January 17, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artwork does not need to be for sale to be exhibited.  If artwork is listed for sale, The Arts Council WF will receive a 30% commission on all sales and will collect and process the appropriate sales tax in addition to the sales price.  The Arts Council WF will not provide transportation for sold items. Learn more here. 


Art in Roanoke Temporary Sculpture Exhibition: Reimagining Roanoke

The City of Roanoke is seeking at least eight (8) artists or artist teams to exhibit sculpture in the sixth Art in Roanoke (AIR) temporary sculpture exhibition running May 17, 2021 through April 14, 2023.  

WHO: U.S. artists 18 and older

DATES:  May 17, 2021 through April 14, 2023


AMOUNT: There is no entry fee. Artists chosen to participate will receive a stipend of up to $4,000 per selected artwork.  

DEADLINE: January 18, 2021

FINE PRINT: Each artist may submit a total of up to 3 proposed sculptures or concepts for consideration.  Learn more here.



Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, STAND.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Online gallery opening Friday, February 19, 2021

LOCATION: Massachusetts

AMOUNT: First Place: $500 Second Place: $200 Third Place $100

DEADLINE: January 22, 2021

FINE PRINT: $20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more here. 


DownEast National Juried Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

The exhibition has two components: a month-long indoor exhibition and a year-long outdoor exhibition. The DownEast outdoor sculpture exhibition is a joint exhibition among Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, ECU Student Activities Board, City of Greenville, Town of Winterville, Town of Farmville, and the Greenville Museum of Art.

WHO: U.S. 3D artists, 18 years and older

DATES: March 5-25, 2021

LOCATION: Greenville, NC

AMOUNT: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100

DEADLINE: January 23, 2021

FINE PRINT: Each artist may submit up to 3 entries for a total of $20. Additional entries cost $5 per entry with a limit of 6 total. 


GALEX 55 National Juried Competition and Exhibition

GALEX is a national competition and exhibition celebrating its 55th year. Open to artists working in all mediums, this year's juror, Oscar Jay Gillespie, will award over $2,500 in prizes choosing over 50 works for the exhibition.

WHO: U.S. 3D artists, 18 years and older

DATES: March 5 to April 3, 2021

LOCATION: Galesburg, IL

AMOUNT: Blick Art Materials Purchase Award $1000: One piece is chosen each year to expand the Art Center’s Permanent Collection. Lonnie Eugene Stewart Award of Excellence $600. Merit Award $400. Medallion Award $300. Kent Leasure Memorial Fine Print Award $100. Robert Reed Memorial Sculpture Award $150.

DEADLINE: January 24, 2021

FINE PRINT: The non-refundable entry fee is $25 per artist, or $20 for current members of the Galesburg Civic Art Center. Learn more here. 

Municipality of Anchorage: Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artwork for Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility Treatment Facility in Eagle River, Alaska. 

Project construction was substantially completed Feb 28, 2019. The installation of the artwork will be coordinated with the Curator of Public Art and facilities. 

The art selection jury intends to commission two complementary installations totaling $107,000 to be permanently installed at two different locations near the exterior main entry to the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Facility (ERWWTF). The wastewater treatment facility is one of three throughout the Anchorage Municipality. The wastewater from this facility is returned to Eagle River, which flows from the Chugach Mountain range to Cook Inlet. The high level of treatment protects the environment and wildlife downstream of the treatment plant. 

WHO: U.S. 3D artists, 18 years and older


LOCATION: Anchorage, AK

AMOUNT: The total budget for artwork during this renovation is $107,000 broken into two project locations: $82,000 for location 1, and $25,000 for location 2. This includes all costs of design, fabrication, installation, landscaping, photographic documentation, catalog documentation and an identifying plaque. 

DEADLINE: January 25, 2021

FINE PRINT: The art selection committee is interested in seeing artwork that will educate and inspire the public to learn more about the process of wastewater treatment. Learn more here. 


International Portfolio Competition 2021

Soho Photo Gallery, located in lower Manhattan is New York City’s longest-running cooperative photography gallery. The gallery is awarding solo shows to four winning photographers. A panel of jurors will make their initial selections based on digital submissions. Final selections will be based on prints.

WHO: The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old and older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. 

DATES: Finalists notified: March 12, 2021


AMOUNT: Customized portfolio boxes to each winning photographer. Soho Photo Gallery shall receive a 30% commission for any sales.

DEADLINE: January 25, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry fee: US$65.00. Learn more here. 


Anxiety in a Time of Pandemic

Anxiety is a major aspect within society, only more prevalent since the beginning of COVID-19 and other current global events, such as the election and black lives matter. There needs to be more societal awareness brought to the struggles that humans face with anxiety, especially during a time of limited social interaction, combined with the risk of serious illness. Artists are capable of bridging the gap of visually portraying the sometimes-overwhelming intangible feelings anxiety possesses. Anxiety in a Time of Pandemic aims to exhibit works of art expressing the impact artists have felt through this unprecedented time in society

WHO: 2D, U.S. artists over the age of 16 

DATES: March 17, 2021 to April 2nd, 2021

LOCATION: Kokomo, Indiana

AMOUNT: 30% commission for any sold artwork

DEADLINE: January 23, 2021

FINE PRINT: $25 per artist entry fee. Learn more here. 


Natural Movement": Unapologetic Conversations of Hair and Nonconformity

The Delaware Contemporary is accepting submissions for a group exhibition based around the central ideas of  “Hair and the CROWN Act”. The CROWN Act, which stands for “Creating a Respectful and, Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination; namely the denial of employment, recreational, and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twist, or bantu knots.

For decades men and women of color have conformed to European societal standards, both culturally and institutionally in regards to their identity, and more specifically, by altering the natural growth of hair. How has this rhetoric and politics alienated people of color?  How does public discourse about hair and microaggressions play out in the role of institutions and opportunities of advancement? This exhibition asks how contemporary artists together with museums can progress this dialogue?  

WHO: Regional artists 


LOCATION: Wilmington, DE

AMOUNT: unspecified

DEADLINE: February 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry fee: $25.00. Learn more here. 


Large-scale ceramics for KCI Airport Check-In Hall

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art at KCI should reflect our City’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.

WHO: International ceramicists 

DATES: June 2021

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO 

AMOUNT: Up to three semi-finalists will be selected and paid a $4,000 stipend to develop a proposal (RFP) to present to the selection panel. The selection panel will review the semi-finalist proposals, budgets, and qualifications (images of work, resume/CV, letter of interest, references, and select one or more artist(s) or artist teams, and one alternate. The selected artist/artist team's proposal will be presented to the Municipal Art Commission for approval prior to the development of a contract. All contracts may be subject to approval by the Kansas City City Council. Location Budget: up to $400,000, all-inclusive

DEADLINE: February 13, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artist Information Sessions:  Wed Jan 6th 5:30-7pm CST & Sat Jan 9th, 10am-11:30am CST. Questions due to [email protected] by January 10, 2020 Learn more here. 


"Experiential" installation for KCI Airport connector between new concourses

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art at KCI should reflect our City’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.

WHO: International artists  

DATES: June 2021

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO 

AMOUNT: Up to three semi-finalists will be selected and paid a $4,000 stipend to develop a proposal (RFP) to present to the selection panel.  Location Budget: up to $350,000, all-inclusive

DEADLINE: February 13, 2021

FINE PRINT: Questions related to this project should be sent to [email protected] no later than January 10, 2021. Frequently asked questions are located at Learn more here. 


Installation art for KCI Airport garage stairwells

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art at KCI should reflect our City’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.

WHO: International artists

DATES: June 2021

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO 

AMOUNT: Up to three semi-finalists will be selected and paid a $4,000 stipend to develop a proposal (RFP) to present to the selection panel. The selection panel will review the semi-finalist proposals, budgets, and qualifications (images of work, resume/CV, letter of interest, references, and select one or more artist(s) or artist teams, and one alternate. The selected artist/artist team's proposal will be presented to the Municipal Art Commission for approval prior to the development of a contract. All contracts may be subject to approval by the Kansas City City Council. Location Budget: up to $500,000, all-inclusive

DEADLINE: February 13, 2021

FINE PRINT: Questions related to this project should be sent to [email protected] no later than January 10, 2021. Frequently asked questions are located at


Lighting installation for KCI Airport arrivals roadway

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the quality of public places by selecting a qualified artist who can innovatively and thoughtfully design within the context of this project. The public art at KCI should reflect our City’s diverse demographics and should welcome travelers of all backgrounds to experience art in an inclusive environment.

WHO: International artists

DATES: June 2021

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO 

AMOUNT: Up to three semi-finalists will be selected and paid a $4,000 stipend to develop a proposal (RFP) to present to the selection panel. Location Budget: up to $500,000, all-inclusive

DEADLINE: February 13, 2021

FINE PRINT: Questions related to this project should be sent to [email protected] no later than January 10, 2021. Frequently asked questions are located at

Powderhorn Art Fair

The Powderhorn Art Fair is a fine art and fine crafts event celebrating our 30th year online with a vibrant and diverse selection of high-quality artwork available from Saturday, August 7th to Sunday, August 8th, 2021.


In response to impacts from COVID-19, the Powderhorn Art Fair will be held online, with the potential for Minneapolis-based artists to participate in an in-person market if juried in, on a lottery basis if they desire. The Fair draws in an average of 18,000 visitors a year. In 2020, the online fair drew thousands of unique website visitors who drove an above-industry average conversion rate. Read more about these stats and marketing for the fair on

WHO: Clay, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood

DEADLINE: March 2, 2021

EVENT DATES: August 7, 2021 - August 8, 2021

FINE PRINT: Application Fee: $25.00 / Exhibition Fee: $150. Submit up to 4 images of your work to be included in our blind-jury application process to be considered as an exhibiting artist in the fair. Awards by medium, as well as Best in Show.


Under the Wing - San Diego International Airport Artist Mentorship Opportunity

The Arts Program at SAN invites emerging and mid-career artists with an interest in gaining hands-on experience in the field of public art to apply for the Under the Wing Mentorship Program. This opportunity will enable the selected Mentee artist to grow their technical and administrative skills necessary for a public art practice by pairing them with an artist commissioned to create a permanent public artwork at SAN. Working closely alongside the commissioned artist, the Mentee artist will provide support services to advance the project’s development.

WHO: Emerging and mid-career artists with a demonstrated interest in developing a public art practice are eligible to apply. No previous public art experience is required. Artists working in all media are eligible. Artists must be at least 18 years old. San Diego artists are highly encouraged to apply.


BUDGET: The Mentee artist will be paid a flat fee of $20,000, divided into phased payments that align with the commissioned artwork’s development over an approximately four (4) year term. 

DEADLINE: March 4, 2021

FINE PRINT: Join them for a virtual information session to learn about the opportunity, instructions on how to apply, the artist selection process, and contracting. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and speak directly to Arts Program staff. Please RSVP by 5:00pm on Tuesday February 9 to [email protected] to receive a link to the session. Learn more here.


MvVO ART- AD ART SHOW 2021 call for artists

MvVO ART is turning the Oculus in NYC into an Art Destination, and they want you to submit your art! Winner is honored with a Specialty Clio in Contemporary Art. Your Art will be shown on the monumental screens at the Oculus at the World Trade Center.

WHO: Artists worldwide with a background in advertising, design, commercial art working freelance or in a company on agency or client side

DATES: May 1 - 30, 2021


DEADLINE: March 7, 2021

FINE PRINT: Submit only your art created outside your day job. Entry Fee: $75. Go to to apply and check eligibility.


Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award & Exhibit

This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit. Artists must use the award to further their work in a significant direction and may work in any medium (this includes video and sound).  The award may be used for education, travel, materials, or living expenses related to your work.  ‘Emerging’ is defined as an artist who is early in their art career, with solid studies in art, and exhibit experience in group shows, but not an extensive solo exhibit history.  Selected artists must also give a talk on their work as part of the award, and this can be virtual.

WHO: Regional artists



AMOUNT: This award is under-written by donors James R. and Suzette M. Smith, and offers an award of $3000 and a solo exhibit at the Pence in 2022.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

FINE PRINT:  The application fee is $30 ($25 for Pence members).


Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 to September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets, and authors whose work explores connections between past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that: Engages with personal or family history; examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized and displayed; borrows from the history of art;  or challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes.

WHO: International artists

DATES: July - September 2021

LOCATION: Katonah, NY 

DEADLINE: April 2, 2021

FINE PRINT: A PDF of the prospectus can be downloaded from the KMA Cladogram exhibition website.


Off Center: An International Ceramic Competition

Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution. Whether you work in a more traditional style or prefer completely outlandish creations, we want to showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.

WHO: International ceramicists 

DATES: May 21, 2021 - July 3rd, 2021

LOCATION: Roseville, CA

AMOUNT: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $300, 3rd Place: $100

DEADLINE: April 9, 2021

FINE PRINT: Application fee is $35 per entry, for up to 3 images. For each additional image, is it $5.


Healing From Within: Call For Art, Exhibition Curated By Tam Gryn, Head Curator Of Showfields

Create! Magazine Is Thrilled To Invite Visual Artists To Submit Their Work To A Juried International Virtual Exhibition With Tam Gryn, Current Head Curator At SHOWFIELDS.

Create! Magazine is an independent magazine that features contemporary art from around the world. This open call is an opportunity to submit your work for consideration for a curated virtual group show. If chosen, your work will be included in a virtual exhibition through Create! Magazine and promoted to our broad audience of international readers, collectors, and followers. The broad theme, “Healing From Within” is open to the artist’s interpretation. Healing can mean medical, physical, emotional, spiritual or any other definition.

WHO: Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, and more.

DATES: July 1 - August 31, 2021


DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry Fee: $22. Artists may submit up to 10 individual (different artworks) pieces of work for consideration. You must complete the application via Submittable to be eligible for this opportunity. Learn more here.


Request for Proposals: The Kintsugi Spirit

The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center invites artists of all creative disciplines to interpret KINTSUGI, the Japanese philosophy of ‘golden repair,’ and showcase their art through a final video. Poetically translated to “golden repair,” kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Consider how your art and art-making process can use kintsugi as an approach to individual or collective healing, and explore how your art can be shared using video in an innovative way.

WHO: All U.S.-based artists who are eligible to work in the United States. Artists across all creative disciplines are welcome, including, but not limited to: music, dance, theater, comedy, visual art, essays, poetry, video art, etc.

DATES: Commissioned artwork development period: June 1 - August 31, 2021; Virtual exhibit: September 25 - October 31, 2021 

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021 at 11:59PM PST

FINE PRINT: Up to 5 artists will receive $2,000 to showcase their art through a final video (3-10 minutes) for a special virtual exhibit on JACCC’s website and social media. Learn more here.


4th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award Artist Call Out

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international art competition dedicated to growing a platform to support talented emerging artists worldwide and accepts all 2D mediums with no set theme. It is completely independent and artist-run with a prize pool worth over $90,000 USD.

WHO: Emerging artists worldwide


DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry Fee is $40USD for up to 3 images//$10USD for each additional image (MAX 10 images). Early Bird Entry Fee is $30USD for up to 3 images//$7USD for each additional image (MAX 10 images). Learn more here.



2021 Summerlin Festival of Arts

Summerlin Festival of Arts is celebrating its 26th year in 2021. Located on a grassy park-like area, The Lawn, in beautiful Downtown Summerlin, this established outdoor art festival features fine art and crafts.

The celebration's focus is to support fine artists and artisans. The two-day event draws serious art buyers - all ages, including families from the Las Vegas area and out-of-towners. Art enthusiasts enjoy fine arts and crafts in the inviting and festive atmosphere in Downtown Summerlin, a walkable open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination.  The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: US-based artists in Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

DEADLINE:  June 1, 2021

EVENT DATES:  October 9, 2021 - October 10, 2021

FINE PRINT: $25 jury fee


Yountville Art Walk - Open Call

Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville’s perfectly walkable one-mile main street features world-renowned restaurants, over a dozen wine tasting rooms and exclusive high-end hotels, as well as shopping, galleries and best of all, a beautiful collection of public art.


The Yountville Art Walk program is designed to promote the Town’s pedestrian-friendly atmosphere with a collection of outdoor public art that includes approximately 35 sculptures.

The Art Walk is always open to sculpture entries.. Our rotation of sculptures provides our guests and visitors with an ever-changing Art Walk experience throughout the tourist section of our town.

Each piece on loan to the town for the Art Walk is for sale and promoted through our Art Walk map, social media, a new QR code accessible Audio Tour, and press releases for new works. Since its inception in 2009, 35 of the sculptures placed on the Art Walk have sold.

WHO: Sculptors worldwide

AWARD:  $2500 stipend to assist with costs and ask for a two-year loan agreement for each piece

DEADLINE:  November 28, 2021

CraftForms 2021

Wayne Art Center welcomes submissions for our 26th International CraftForms Exhibition- A Juried Exhibit of Contemporary Fine Craft.

WHO:  International artists focusing on the Craft/Traditional Arts or Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline

AMOUNT: $10,000+

DEADLINE: September 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry fee of $45


PleinAir Salon $30,000 Online Art Competition (Monthly)

The PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 19 categories.

We award $1,000 monthly to the top three winners and each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition held each spring that awards $21,000 in cash prizes. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine! The awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

WHO: International artists in drawing or painting

AMOUNT:  Total of $30,000. Annual Awards, $21,000 in CASH Awards. Monthly Awards, $1,000 in Cash Awards EACH month.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2021

EVENT DATES: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

FINE PRINT: Entry fee of $38/$16


PleinAir Salon $33,000 Online Art Competition

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories. We award $33,000 each year for this competition.

The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. We award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and we award $1,100 to the top three winners of each monthly competition.

WHO: Artists worldwide


DEADLINE: Monthly deadlines through March 31, 2022

FINE PRINT: Each of the 21 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. Categories: Drawing, Painting. Entry Fee: $38/$16. Learn more here.


UF ASB 619 Institute of Black Culture (IBC)

Located in the heart of North Central Florida, the University of Florida,, is one of America’s premier public Universities and is the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, reaching No. 6 public university in the country, continuing the university’s upward trajectory and placing it on the cusp of reaching its top-five goal.

The sites for art are the 1st and 2nd story curved “Beacon” walls and curved window wall.  All appropriate media will be considered.  Both abstract and representational art will be equally considered.  However, if representational, art should engage occupants through holistic views with uplifting references to Black culture and history, and not solely the struggle narrative.

WHO: International artists

DATES: September 30, 2020 - September 30, 2021

LOCATION: Gainesville, FL

AMOUNT: Art budget is $20,000 Honorarium: Up to 3 finalists (artist or artist teams) will receive an honorarium in an amount to be determined. The honorarium is for the creation and presentation of the site-specific proposal as well as participation in the virtual site visit allowing for student engagement.The honorarium amount is separate from the listed art budget. 


FINE PRINT: Required Application Materials: Statement of Intent - Briefly explain your interest in this project, your affiliation with the culture of the IBC, and how submitted images may relate to this project. Resume - A current professional resume or CV emphasizing above mentioned criteria. Images - no more than 20 digital images.  The first five images will be seen in the initial blind review. Only artwork with sound or motion may be submitted as video or audio file. Up to 6 video or audio files may be submitted and each file counts as an “image” in the 20 allowable.  


Engage Art Contest

The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original Visual Art and Video Arts (including Music Video, Film, and Performing Arts). 

The Engage Art Contest calls to artists of all skill levels to share their talents and insights based on the contest topic: the Spiritual Battle described in Ephesians 6:10-20 and related verses.

WHO: Artists worldwide with a focus on Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture, Music Video, Performing Arts

AWARD: $30,000 per category plus Honorable Mentions

DEADLINE: April 14, 2022



BE DISCOVERED AS A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST! Have your work seen by a potential of 1,000,000+ monthly Issuu users. In addition to exposure on Issuu, works could be discovered by curators, collectors, galleries, art fairs, art consultants, and more. Don't miss this chance to turn your part-time hobby into a full-time career. We've included a tonne of REWARDS AND PRIZES.

WHO: Artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, crafts, fashion, illustration, and more

DATES: Selected artists must be available February 25th - 26th, 2021 for their interview. Questions will be emailed out on February 25th.

DEADLINE: February 27, 2021

FINE PRINT: There is no specific theme for this issue. Must be 18 and over. Early Bird Submission Special from £15 until Feb 17th, 2021. After Feb 17th the submission fee will be from £25. Learn more here.


Print Issue n°03 - Open Call - VAST Art Magazine

AST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°03. See your work in print and published alongside new, emerging, and established practices from around the world. 

Thirty artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide.

WHO: Visual Artists 18  years and older from the United States and Internationally are eligible  to submit. All mediums are welcome: painting, photography, sculpture,  ceramics, installation, video, new media, mixed media, and more. 

DEADLINE: June 16, 2021

FINE PRINT: Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives. Entry fee: $35. Learn more at


 Open Call for Submissions: The Woven Tale Press

The Woven Tale Press, a premier fine art and literary magazine is accepting submissions in all mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, fiber art, mixed-media, installation etc. We feature a large roster of well-established and emerging artists. Galleries are also welcome to submit artists they represent. Our mission is to grow the online presence of these stellar artists and galleries, as we also spotlight our contributors on, with our flagship "Inside the Studio" series, interviews, and artist website reviews.

WHO: Artists working in all mediums

DEADLINE: December 31, 2021


Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants. The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in the past six months. 

WHO: Open to visual and media artists and choreographers. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time each cycle closes. Open to artists who reside in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.

AMOUNT: Up to $5,000

DEADLINE: January 6, 2021, for emergency treatment between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

FINE PRINT: Please review their artistic discipline definitions to determine that you are eligible before applying. Open to artists whose adjusted gross annual income is $75,000 or lower for an individual, or $150,000 for joint filers, averaged over the last two federal tax returns. Learn more here.


FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, Foundation for Contemporary Arts has operated the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund since March 2020. The COVID-19 Fund will disburse one-time $2,000 grants to eligible artists who have lost income from canceled performances or exhibitions because of the pandemic. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists.

WHO: Contemporary artists who have lost income from canceled performances or exhibitions because of the pandemic.

AMOUNT: $2,000

DEADLINE: March 15, 2021

FINE PRINT: Artists wishing to apply please see here for eligibility requirements and the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund application. If you are seeking support for an upcoming performance or exhibition opportunity, you may be eligible for a normal Emergency Grant.


To Be Announced

CERF+’s Covid-19 Relief Grant

CERF+’s COVID-19 Relief Grant program aims to provide financial assistance to professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis. As part of CERF+’s broader COVID-19 crisis response strategies, this special program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to meet urgent food, housing and/or health insecurities. 

WHO: Craft artists who have resided and worked in the U.S. or U.S. Territories for the last two years

AMOUNT: $1,000

DEADLINE: To be announced. CERF+ has completed two cycles of this program and are currently fundraising in hopes of opening another cycle in early 2021.

FINE PRINT: The program will focus on those facing the most severe financial pressures. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists. Learn more here.


Developing your Creative Practice

Art Council of England’s DYCP supports individuals who are cultural and creative practitioners and want to take time to focus on their creative development. In the most recent round of DYCP, we supported 824 individuals and freelancers to reshape and redefine their work during the pandemic. 

WHO: Artists in England

AMOUNT: To be determined

DEADLINE: The next round of DYCP is set to open on January 11, 2021. Deadline to be announced.

FINE PRINT: You can plan your application at any time, take a look at their guidance for applicants and find out if you're ready to apply with this short quiz. You cannot start your eligibility questionnaire or application until we’ve approved your new applicant profile, which may take up to ten working days. Learn more here



Artists' Charitable Fund

Colorado-based Artists' Charitable Fund assists painters and sculptors living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical/dental/eye-care bills. For example, the Fund has purchased a wheelchair, paid for eye surgery, provided funding for an artificial leg, paid partial medical expenses of several artists who have cancer, as well as other needs for medical assistance.

WHO: U.S. painters and sculptors

AMOUNT: Varies depending on medical need


FINE PRINT: Please do not contact to ask for financial assistance due to loss of income or for anything other than assistance with medical bills. Contact them here.


Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.  Due to the overwhelming requests for aid from the COVID-19 pandemic, as of October 20, 2020 they are temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES and their aftermaths. This restriction will be revisited periodically as conditions change. 

WHO: Professional visual artists in the U.S.

AMOUNT: To be determined


FINE PRINT: The organization defines eligibility to “Professional” as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return. An active exhibition history is also an important part of documenting “professional.” You can find the application here.


Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – we would like to help.

WHO: US-based BIPOC artists and administrators

AMOUNT: $200



leveler: peer to peer wealth distribution

leveler is a tool for people with job security to help people whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19. The list includes freelancers, etc. in the arts, nightlife, production, hospitality, music, and other fields. Click the "receive" button if you're seeking assistance.

WHO: Artists and other freelancers

AMOUNT: To be determined


FINE PRINT: Must provide context (what you feel comfortable sharing about your situation), payment method, and social media handle for verification. Sign up here


We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WNDB will provide emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who are experiencing dire financial need.

WHO: Illustrators, writers, and publishing professionals

AMOUNT: Between $500 and $1,000


FINE PRINT: Diverse writers and/or illustrators must be traditionally published and are experiencing financial need. We accept all genres and age categories. Diverse publishing positions include but are not limited to: editors, agents, publicists, designers, and sales positions. Learn more here


Regional Grants


The Mayer Foundation Economic Relief Grants

The Mayer Foundation offers economic relief grants to needy individuals who are distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources.

WHO: Artists in the New York City area

AMOUNT: Grant sizes vary but generally range around $2,000 per grant


FINE PRINT: An application form is not required. Proposals should be made in letter form and should include the following information, if applicable: Description of the assistance requested, goals and objectives (measurable if possible); Adequate evidence of individual’s need (e.g., financial statements); Plans to accomplish goals and objectives; Timetable for implementation of goals and objectives; etc. Learn more here


UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund

Emergency awards will be made available for artists living in the Bay Area on a rolling basis. This year, financial assistance is provided to artists who are affected by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. 

WHO: Bay Area artists

AMOUNT: $250


FINE PRINT: Artists must have graduated from a Bay Area institution or have lived in the Bay Area for two years as a working artist. For other grant guidelines and the application, click here.


Dallas Artist Relief Fund

Creating Our Future is a group of artists and arts advocates in Dallas, TX  who are raising money to support other artists and freelancers like us who are taking financial hits as a result of closures and lost income from COVID-19. Whether it's from canceled gigs, lost jobs, or a lack of business due to coronavirus scares, we hope to orchestrate an egalitarian approach to crowdsourcing.

WHO: Low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers in Dallas

AMOUNT: To be determined


FINE PRINT: Those that qualify for funding will be awarded money within a few days of their application depending on the state of our funds. Apply here


COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

This relief fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists in Washington state whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.

WHO: Washington State artists

AMOUNT: $500 to $5,000 based on artists’ needs


FINE PRINT: These unrestricted cash grants are intended to support working artists with: Lost wages and earnings; Loss from event, performance, and conference cancellations and school / community-based education closures; Medical expenses; Rent and mortgage payments, food, utilities, and other living expenses. Learn more here


Max’s Kansas City Project

Max’s Emergency Relief & Resource Fund is a one-time grant to assist self-employed artists who have a steady work history, but who are experiencing a temporary financial setback and can demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid, or housing. 

WHO: New York State artists

AMOUNT: $500 to $1000


FINE PRINT: Income verification and financial information is required.  Application and support materials must be sent by mail. Learn more and download the application here


Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund for Artists

This Fund supports Charlottesville-area artists who have lost income due to the cancellation of specific, scheduled gigs or opportunities (commissions, performances, contracts, other jobs/loss of income) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. As of June 2020, they have allocated all the funds they have been able to raise for the Emergency Relief Fund. However, they are actively fundraising and will continue to process submitted applications and fund them as they are able.

WHO: Artists who live in the Charlottesville area, including the city of Charlottesville or the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, or Nelson

AMOUNT: Up to $300


FINE PRINT: Artists are eligible to apply for loss of income regardless of whether the income was from art or other jobs. Learn more here


The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Emergency Arts Relief Grant

Emergency Arts Relief Grants provide financial support to creative individuals and community groups who have experienced lost income from the postponement and/or cancellation of specific, scheduled opportunities or programs due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

WHO: New York artists and community groups located in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties

AMOUNT: Up to $250 per lost income opportunity


FINE PRINT: The following is an example of postponed and/or canceled opportunities or programs eligible to be funded by this grant: Workshops, commissions, readings, performances, concerts, exhibitions. Opportunities or programs could have occurred anywhere. Learn more here


The Artist Relief Trust

The Artist Relief Trust is a coalition of people, organizations, foundations, and businesses working to support the urgent needs of artists. The Artist Relief Trust will award microgrants to artists of all disciplines across the state of Kentucky, including the Greater Louisville area as funders allow and as long as funding is available.

WHO: Artists in the the Greater Louisville area

AMOUNT: $500


FINE PRINT: Some funders may choose to restrict awards based on geographic area, artistic disciplines, and/or other criteria in the application, but the process for artists is the same and all awards are prioritized based on need. Must be 18 years of age or older; Demonstrate current financial need for basic life expenses (housing, food, medical, etc); Be individual working artists who have lost income because of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and related work disruption. Apply here


Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund

As part of our response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, ACA has established The Artists Emergency Relief Fund to help artists in Greater Austin maintain their personal and financial stability in these uncertain times. Artists may apply for up to $500 to replace verifiable lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.  

WHO: Austin area artists

AMOUNT: $500


FINE PRINT: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are subject to approval and available funds.  Priority will be given to ACA members, and to applicants facing food or housing insecurity.  ACA is reviewing applications daily, so that funds can be in artists’ hands as quickly as possible. Apply here

Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund

For artists/creatives, living in the Chippewa Valley, in need of support due to event/gig cancellations, the inability to sell your work/book shows, and/or lost revenue from their day job being eliminated from the coronavirus outbreak. 

WHO: Chippewa Valley, WI artists of all disciplines

AMOUNT: $500


FINE PRINT: Individual distributions are capped at $500, applications will be reviewed weekly. If you don't fill out the application fully, your application may be rejected. We are not awarding money based on “merit” i.e. our opinions of an applicants’ work but rather on my based on need. Learn more here


Creative Industry Relief Fund

Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19.

WHO: Fort Worth artists and musicians

AMOUNT: $300


FINE PRINT: All applications received will be considered and funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. If  you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out the application form. They will keep your form on file and contact you if they are able to fund your request. Apply here


Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund

The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund provides grants to working artists that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. Applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19.

WHO: Durham county artists

AMOUNT: To be determined


FINE PRINT: This fund does not make awards for projected losses. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received for eligibility, clarity and completeness. Awards will be prioritized by need and be granted based on the availability of funds. Learn more here


Erie Arts & Culture, Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Through Erie Arts & Culture's newly formed Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, creative and cultural professionals, which includes artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance from Erie Arts & Culture. The objective is to provide financial support in moments of crisis to those in the sector who are experiencing financial hardship.

WHO: Erie area artists

AMOUNT: Up to $500

DEADLINE: Ongoing after January 1, 2021

FINE PRINT: Awarded funds can be used to assist with basic living expenses, such as housing, utilities, or groceries. Learn more here


Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund 

The Indy Keeps Creating Relief Fund was created for individuals working in the arts sector who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Primary concern is for the health and well-being of individuals: specifically independent artists and staff working for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations who have been laid off or furloughed due to COVID-19 circumstances and can demonstrate dire need when it comes to food, housing, childcare, or medical care. 

WHO: Artists living in Marion County or one of the seven surrounding counties

AMOUNT: $1,000

DEADLINE: December 31, 2020

FINE PRINT: To be eligible, you must be able to demonstrate that at least 40% of your income is generated from the creative fine art aspect of your career. The remaining 60% may come from commercial ventures such as wedding photography, graphic design, event promotion and marketing, event videography, etc. Learn more here


LA Young Creatives Fun

In partnership with the Snap Foundation, MAF established the LA Young Creatives Fund to offer financial support to members of the creative economy whose work has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. LA County residents who work in creative fields may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover any pressing financial needs.

WHO: LA county artists

AMOUNT: $500


FINE PRINT: Eligible artists must be a current resident of Los Angeles County; be between the ages of 18 and 30; earned income in the last 12 months from the creative economy (e.g. cultural, artistic, and design-related goods and services); experienced a loss of income as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Safer at Home initiative, and/or social distancing policy. Learn more here.

Pitt County Arts Relief Fund

The Arts Relief Fund has been created to support creative individuals and organizations in Pitt County who have been financially impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Pitt County Arts Council will disperse funds as they are donated. 

WHO: Pitt county artists

AMOUNT: To be determined


FINE PRINT: Their goal is to make disbursements twice per month depending on funds received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We will notify anyone who submits an incomplete application via email. The fund will not award money based on “merit” (i.e. work) our opinions of an applicant's work but prioritized by those who have been affected the greatest by COVID-19 and be granted based on the availability of funds. Learn more here


Torrington Collective NWCT Artist Emergency Relief Fund

This is an emergency fund created by the Torrington Collective for artists and creatives in the Northwest Connecticut community that are in need of support. All funds will go directly to artists in need.

WHO: Northwest Connecticut artists

AMOUNT: $100


FINE PRINT: You must be a resident of the 25 town service area of the NWCT Arts Council. As of right now, we are focusing on the people in greatest need.  This likely means people that have lost their entire source of income. Our selection committee will evaluate applications on a rolling basis. Apply here

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!

Res Artist is a Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies from around the globe. The network comprises more than 700 vetted members in over 85 countries. They aim to support and connect residencies, engage and advocate the importance of residencies in today’s society by providing artists with resources and upcoming residency information. 


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. 

Be prepared to present yourself in the best light by having your information and images in an organized manner—and avoiding the last-minute stress of scrambling to find files.

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.

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