Looking for your next art opportunity, but don't want to deal with entry fees? 

As artists, we're constantly looking for the next opportunity to share our art. However, a lot of artist opportunities out there also require an entry or application fee. While we understand why this is, it can end up being really expensive (especially if you're applying for more than one opportunity)! 

With this in mind, the team at Artwork Archive got to work to find the best artist grants and opportunities that require NO ENTRY OR APPLICATION FEE.

Below, you'll find a list that includes international residencies, competitions, grants, awards, and more, all of which are free to apply! 

Now, pricey entry fees are no excuse! Find the perfect opportunity below, and be sure to check back frequently as we'll continue to add free opportunities throughout the year! 

Ready to find the next big opportunity for your art business? Check out this guide for artist opportunities (sorted by those deadlines coming up first), then read on to learn how to make sure you’re ready to hit “send” as you're applying!

The Franklin Furnace Fund 2022-2023

The Franklin Furnace FUND awards grants ranging from $2,000 – $10,000 annually to early-career artists of all backgrounds to assist the production of new major performance artworks. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply and selected artists must present their work in New York City.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: $2,000–$10,000

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Emerging Performance Artists 

 

Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award 2022

The award is open to photographers who are either UK citizens or current residents in the UK. The award is for photographers at the early-to-mid career stage. By this, we mean a working professional photographer, probably trained, with some experience, but who does not yet earn a full living wage from their preferred style of photographic work. There is no age limitation and no requirement for art school or university education. We warmly encourage photographers from culturally diverse backgrounds, those whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex, and those with disabilities. Please note that we do not fund current undergraduates or full-time students on any course. We also do not fund work that forms part of a postgraduate degree.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: £2,000 cash bursary, plus additional benefits, for a professional photographer to undertake a narrative photography project.

FEE: FREE

WHO: National (U.K); Photography 

 

The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2022

Awarded for the best visual arts response to the theme of the  Alpine Fellowship 2022 - Freedom. The winner will receive a £3,000 cash prize and a further £1,000 towards the artist’s travel, and the shipping and installation of their work at the symposium. Runners up will be invited to attend the symposium to exhibit their work. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500, and all food and accommodation will be covered.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: £3,000 cash prize

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All media permitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, video, and installation.

 

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. Join the Grant Mailing list here to receive an alert when applications are open.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 and an exhibition at PAAM

FEE: FREE

WHO: US Painters 45-years old or older in need of financial support. For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein, enamel) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This includes fresco. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, dry pastels, chalk, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. 

 

Creative Capital Wild Futures—2023/2024 Award Cycle

In celebration of our upcoming 25th Anniversary, Creative Capital is pleased to announce “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact”— the one-time theme for our next grant cycle in 2023/2024. Over a two-year period, the Creative Capital Awards will provide up to $5 million in grants to help realize 100 artists’ projects with awards of up to $50,000 with additional advisory services per project. Since our founding in 1999, Creative Capital has been committed to funding freedom of expression through groundbreaking ideas in art and to helping artists build sustainable careers through our transformative giving model of combining financial and professional support.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

AWARD INFO: Up to $5 million in grants to help realize 100 artists’ projects with awards of up to $50,000 

FEE: FREE

WHO: US citizen, permanent legal resident, or O-1 visa holder; at least 25 years old; working artist(s) with at least 5 years of professional artistic practice; Applicant may not be a full-time student. Who is eligible?

  • Performing Arts: including dance, theatre, music, jazz, sound, non-traditional opera, multimedia performance, and socially engaged and/or sustainable performance-based practices

  • Technology: including digital art, gaming, interdisciplinary arts, AR, VR, or XR, bio art, AI, data visualization, net art, new genres, and socially engaged and/or sustainable technology-based practices

  • Literature: including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, genre-defying literary work, and socially engaged and/or sustainable text-based practices

 

 

Gallerium Art Prize - 2022

Gallerium proudly invites talented artists to submit their brilliant art in Gallerium Art Prize 2022.

Art improves people's lives, and showcasing prominent art by visual artists worldwide is our way for playing our part toward a better world.

Gallerium art prize encourages artists to submit their brilliant art to win cash prizes and showcase in an international art group exhibition by Gallerium.

The subject is free and representational and abstract artists working in any art medium from anywhere in the world are invited to join this unique opportunity.

Selected artists will participate in an international online group exhibition and USD 2000 is awarded to 3 artists with highest artwork rank during the exhibition.

DEADLINE: April 28,  2022

DATES: May 20th–June 30th, 2022

AWARD INFO: $2000 is awarded to 3 artists with highest artwork rank during the exhibition.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Any medium 

 

Henry Moore Institute Grants & Fellowships

 The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognized center for the study of sculpture. We host a year-round program of exhibitions, conferences, and lectures, as well as developing research and publications, to expand the understanding and scholarship of sculpture. Each year we offer a number of Fellowships to enable artists and researchers to develop their work.

DEADLINE: May 24, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Sculpture 

 

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship is a new initiative at Palm Beach State College made possible by a generous grant from the Helen M Salzberg family. The fellowship aims to provide support for contemporary visual artists in Palm Beach County and works collaboratively with the Studio Art Program at Palm Beach State College.
The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship will provide an endowment of $6,000 to one selected artist per year and facilitate exhibition and mentoring opportunities for this Visiting Artist. Selected artists will be responsible for fulfilling the following obligations:
· Selected artists will agree to donate one work or a limited-edition original print to the HMS Fine Arts Study Art Collection.
· Selected artists must make a lecture presentation for a student group and/or a community engagement workshop on or off campus. Additional funds of $1,000 per event for the facilitation of either a lecture presentation and/or community engagement workshop will be provided.
· Selected artists will be expected to make themselves available for mentorship opportunities on or off campus with the HMS Student Arts Mentorship recipients totaling 50-100 hours.
· Selected artists must write a year-end fellowship summary of their activities for presentation to the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee.
· Selected artists will agree to participate in a Biennale at the HMS Fine Arts Gallery.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

FEE: Free 

AMOUNT: $6000

WHO: State (Florida)Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship is a new initiative at Palm Beach State College made possible by a generous grant from the Helen M Salzberg family. The fellowship aims to provide support for contemporary visual artists in Palm Beach County and works collaboratively with the Studio Art Program at Palm Beach State College.
The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship will provide an endowment of $6,000 to one selected artist per year and facilitate exhibition and mentoring opportunities for this Visiting Artist. Selected artists will be responsible for fulfilling the following obligations:
· Selected artists will agree to donate one work or a limited-edition original print to the HMS Fine Arts Study Art Collection.
· Selected artists must make a lecture presentation for a student group and/or a community engagement workshop on or off campus. Additional funds of $1,000 per event for the facilitation of either a lecture presentation and/or community engagement workshop will be provided.
· Selected artists will be expected to make themselves available for mentorship opportunities on or off campus with the HMS Student Arts Mentorship recipients totaling 50-100 hours.
· Selected artists must write a year-end fellowship summary of their activities for presentation to the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee.
· Selected artists will agree to participate in a Biennale at the HMS Fine Arts Gallery.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

FEE: Free 

AMOUNT: $6000

WHO: State (Florida); Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

ARTADIA AWARDS

The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure, and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure, and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the six active partner cities (LA, Chicago, New York, Louisville, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston). Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: we consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color.

DEADLINE: The Artadia application is open for one month in each program city.

Louisville Application: May 15 – June 15, 2022; San Francisco Application: June 1 – July 1, 2022; Prospect New Orleans Application: July 1 – Aug 1, 2022; Atlanta Application: Sept 1 – Oct 1, 2022; Houston Application: Sept 15 – Oct 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: Three Awardees in each city to receive unrestricted funds of $10,000. Marciano Artadia Awardee receives unrestricted funds of $25,000. 

FEE: FREE

WHO: Applicants must be contemporary visual artists, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context. More requirements are listed.

 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

 Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who:

  •  Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding

  •  Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

 Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,700.

DEADLINE:  Ongoing Deadline 

WHO: Residing in U.S. or U.S. territories. Visual and performing artists.

AMOUNT: Up to $3,000

FEE: FREE

 

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.

DEADLINE: Ongoing—monthly grants offered.

AMOUNT: $1000

FEE: FREE

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

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.

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.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

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

AMOUNT: First 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).

FEE: FREE

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.

 

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 needs. 

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline 

WHO: Artists who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or their work. Painters, printmakers, sculptors.

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

FEE: FREE

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.

 

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.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

AMOUNT: $200

FEE: FREE

WHO: US-based BIPOC artists and administrators

 

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.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

AMOUNT: To be determined

FEE: FREE

WHO: Artists and other freelancers

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

Serlachius Residency

The Serlachius Residency is a guest studio, maintained by Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, for professionals of the creative sector working in the visual arts. The Serlachius Residency was established in 2015 in cooperation with the Mänttä Art Festival.

The residency provides a peaceful working environment. We produce for Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula small events that provide a forum for interaction between the public and residency guests. There is free admission to all residency events.

Visual artists, art historians, researchers or curators may apply to the Serlachius Residency. Working couples, artist groups and families may also apply for a residency place. We do not charge our guests rent for accommodation or working spaces.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

DATES: 1–4 months in 2023

WHERE:  Mänttä Finland 

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Visual artists, art historians, researchers
 

Saari Residence

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. At the Saari Residence, artists and researchers can focus on their work in a peaceful rural environment and share their thoughts and experiences with colleagues. The residence’s long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and psychological sustainability. Its keywords are slowness, insight, and change.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

DATES: two months for the individual artists and from 2 to 4 weeks for workgroups during the summertime.

WHERE: Finland 

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

Artist Residency Opportunity

Artists are invited to apply for the 2022 artist-in-residence program at the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Alpena, Michigan at a lovely rural setting on Lake Huron. This residency includes living two weeks in July or August, 2022 at a carriage house with studio area associated with a local Victorian home. The selected artist will be asked to create one original piece of work representative of nature in their preferred medium for public display, and to provide at least one public demonstration or teaching regarding their process during the residency.

For further information and to request an application, please contact Sheridan Waldrop, Residency Program Coordinator at inspiringwordswriting@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

DATES: August 17, 2022 - August 31, 2022

WHERE: Alpena, Michigan 

FEE: FREE

WHO: National; ​​Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

Voice NFT Residency

The world of NFTs has seen exponential growth and many changes over the last year. The only thing that hasn’t changed: our mission to empower emerging creators in the NFT space.

This spring, we invite you to join the second season of our virtual NFT Residency.

As a Resident, you will transform a body of work that you’ve wanted to make–or have already made–into an NFT collection. The collections will cover themes that connect our creators to the world’s most pertinent topics. We are here to guide you through the process, all the way from onboarding through building and launching a powerful NFT project.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

ENTRY FEE: Free

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

 

2023 Javier and Marta Fellowships 

The Centre for Aesthetics, Religion and Contemporary Culture and the Haas Library at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra are pleased to announce a call for applications for two individual fellowships, permitting the successful applicants to carry out original artistic and/or research projects at the Haas Library for a period of three months during 2022-2023. We welcome scholarly and/or artistic submissions from any disciplinary background or perspective, though candidates must show the specific link between their proposal and any aspect or theme of the Haas Library collection.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

DATES: period of three months. One fellowship will be granted for the winter semester (from September to February), and another for the spring semester (from February to July)

WHERE:  Barcelona, Spain 

FEE: FREE

WHO: Internationa; Any disciplines from artists and postdoctoral researchers

2023 Javier and Marta Fellowships 

The Centre for Aesthetics, Religion and Contemporary Culture and the Haas Library at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra are pleased to announce a call for applications for two individual fellowships, permitting the successful applicants to carry out original artistic and/or research projects at the Haas Library for a period of three months during 2022-2023. We welcome scholarly and/or artistic submissions from any disciplinary background or perspective, though candidates must show the specific link between their proposal and any aspect or theme of the Haas Library collection.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

DATES: Period of three months. One fellowship will be granted for the winter semester (from September to February), and another for the spring semester (from February to July)

WHERE:  Barcelona, Spain 

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Any disciplines from artists and postdoctoral researchers

 

Repression–Expression/Violence– Creative Resistance

This residency seeks to create a space for exploration and community between artists whose creative practices interact with their experiences of conflict and oppression. It is underpinned by PRIO’s ongoing research project INSPIRE which investigates creative practice and activism in contexts of war.

Selected residents will form a temporary community of around eight local and international participants. The residency will involve group activities, as well as time for independent work. Collective activity is likely to include: creative exchange around the residency theme, workshops, talks, walk, sharing and listening, and visits to relevant places and institutions in Oslo.

DEADLINE: April 3, 2022

DATES: 15th August – 9th September 2022 (26 days in total)

WHERE:  Oslo, Norway 

FEE: FREE

WHO: artists, practitioners, theorists who are presently investigating and making work about the complex interrelations between repression and expression, and/or violence and inspiration.

 

Residence for Emerging Artists 2022

Located in the midst of nature surrounded by endless forest, Nectar, in collaboration with Espronceda – Institute of Art & Culture & On Mediation_Platform on Curatorship and Research, presents its art residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for local and international emerging artists. The residency is a unique opportunity to delve into the artistic and creative process enjoying rural environment and a great opportunity to connect with Barcelona Art scene.

DEADLINE: April 9, 2022

DATES: June 15th – July 6th, 2022

WHERE:  Barcelona, Spain 

FEE: FREE

WHO: International emerging artists 

 

2023 Changing Climate Residency

The 2023 International Thematic Residency, Changing Climate, addresses the most critical issue of our time. For the Changing Climate Open Call, SFAI seeks to support artistic exploration, creative activism, and community art actions related to global warming that inspire individual transformation and inform collective action.

DEADLINE: April 10, 2022

DATES: January 2, 2023 - November 30, 2023

FEE: FREE

WHERE: Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

 

Art Print Residence Award Program 

Basis of the Award, 1 month in APR for free! This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary and we want to celebrate it with all of you. We are inviting artists from all over the world to send us a printmaking project to be developed in one month in our studio. The winner will be awarded a 1-month residency in Art Print Residence for free! The Award Program is open to international artists. The winner will spend 1 month living in the residency and creating prints in our fully equipped printmaking studio located in Arenys de Munt, near Barcelona (Catalonia). Artists are invited to stay for 1 month, primarily using our printmaking facilities, to create their artworks.

What’s included: Free accommodation in a private room in the residency during 4 weeks, Free studio access during 4 weeks from Monday to Friday 9 am until 5 pm, Everything needed for the printmaking process except plates and paper, because it depends on the artist project, but it can be purchased in the studio

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

DATES: Between 1st October to 31 December 2022, Between 1st July to 31 December 2022, according to our availability.

WHERE: Arenys de Mar, Spain 

FEE: The winner will be awarded a 1-month residency in APR for free, including accommodation and studio access. The residency has to be done in 2022, from October 1st to December 31st. The 9 finalists will be awarded a 10% discount on the total residency cost (accommodation and studio fees) for an artist residency during 2022, from July to December.

WHO: International; Printmaking

 

NFT Residency

The world of NFTs has seen exponential growth and many changes over the last year. The only thing that hasn’t changed: our mission to empower emerging creators in the NFT space.

This spring, we invite you to join the second season of our virtual

As a Resident, you will transform a body of work that you’ve wanted to make–or have already made–into an NFT collection. The collections will cover themes that connect our creators to the world’s most pertinent topics. We are here to guide you through the process, all the way from onboarding through building and launching a powerful NFT project.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

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

ALL THAT WE ARE 2022 residency program​

All that we are offers creative space for self-directed residencies in an extraordinary house overlooking tidal waters. Artists from all disciplines come to all that we are to create and reflect on their work. The property is in a place of great beauty and within the driving of some of the remaining wilderness in the world. In the property, you feel close to the natural world and in a place of reflection, peace, and connection. The property has multiple creative spaces including a library, studios, and 5 acres of land. We are programming for the first half of 2022 – the border restrictions have been lifted and January to June is the best weather of the year in Tasmania. The hosts, Simon and Victoria, offer support when required but also know how to stay out of your way. They can offer specific coaching in reflective practice and leadership, particularly in community-engaged practice.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

DATES: Min 1 week and maximum 4 weeks; January 29–June 10, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; all disciplines/mediums 

 

L’AiR Arts residency

L’AiR Arts residency program grounds its commitment to the contemporary arts from a historical perspective. Located in Montparnasse, known as a historic hub for international artists during the 20th century Ecole de Paris period, our residency program is dedicated to the historical legacy of this prolific period of intercultural and artistic exchange.

​In 2021, L’AiR Arts has initiated a cultural heritage project of preserving and restoring the last atelier of the prominent artist's community of Cité Falguière. Following the extensive research and restoration program, the Atelier is scheduled to reopen in 2022 as an International Arts Research Residency – keeping its original purpose and the name, Atelier 11. A new emblematic home for L’AiR Arts, the Atelier 11 residency will welcome local and international professionals for solo and duo projects, that will run parallel to international group programs, partner residencies, and events open to a broader community.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022 

DATES: Two weeks to 2 months; October 1– August 1, 2022 

WHERE: Paris, France 

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; Drawing, Photography, Multidisciplinary, Writing, Visual Art 

 

 

 

 

Bascom Education Fellowship 

The Bascom offers disciplined artists and educators opportunities to take on significant responsibilities that further themselves as art professionals. Benefits include housing, studio access, teaching opportunities, the potential for exhibition, and more. The Education Fellowship is a 2 – 3 month summer position (flexible dates upon approval) under the supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach. First and foremost, the Education Fellow is Lead Instructor for youth summer art programs at The Bascom during our busy summer season (June – August). The instructor also designs self-guided museum activities for the public and supports other public programs with youth and adults.

DEADLINE: Ongoing deadline

WHERE: Highlands, North Carolina 

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: National; Art Education
 

emBrace Pattern Design Competition

Calling all artists for the emBrace competition! We need fresh new fashionable pattern designs. Winning entries are eligible for cash prizes totaling $5,000. The winning pattern designs will be transferred onto the surface of back braces and in the upcoming Friddles orthopedic collection. All pattern designs are welcome.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2022

AWARD INFO:  Multiple cash prizes totaling $5,000

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline

 

Beyond Future Art Prize 2022

The competition is organized by VZOWStudio 83 and Road Angel located in Hong Kong. This year's theme is “E” embrace“ Why “E” embrace? Living on this planet, wE share the same Earth, same Environment, same homE, and same climate change. To see all this fortune last for everyone and future generations, we invite artists, wherever you are, to share with us your journey of embracing the beauty of the earth. All possible angles, media, and forms are welcomed. Share your story now. Vision for our sustainable future.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

AWARD INFO:  The winner will receive a cash prize of HK$25,000.

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Any and all disciplines welcome

 

The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2022

The competition is organized by the Alpine Fellowship, a charity project with the broad aim of 'promoting culture and the arts'. This year's theme is "Freedom" → introduction to the theme. Entry is limited to one entry per person. 

Piece must not have won an award before or been placed in another competition at any time

DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

AWARD INFO:  The winner will receive a £3,000 cash prize.

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All media permitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, video, and installation.

 

31st International Illustration Contest

The competition is organized by Celsys, a Japanese graphics software company. Each participant may submit one or more illustrations on the theme: Holiday. 

 What do you like doing on your days off? Perhaps it’s getting stuck into a new hobby, or studying up and learning new things! Or maybe you’re the type to spend all day in bed! Show us your holidays in an original illustration!

DEADLINE: April 6, 2022

AWARD INFO: Grand Prize: USD $2,000 cash prize

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Illustration

 

Unpublished Photo 2022

Entries are now open for the 2022 edition of the international UNPUBLISHED PHOTO contest. The contest is promoted by the Fondazione culture e musei and MUSEC, in collaboration with the 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice. Thanks to the partnership of the De Pietri Artphilein Foundation, the UP22 contest is able to award cash prizes. Artphilein Editions will also produce and publish an entirely dedicated, fine limited edition catalog of one of the young finalists and the overall project.

DEADLINE: April 10, 2022

AWARD INFO: 2,000 swiss francs will be given to the first prizewinner, 1,500 swiss francs to the second prizewinner, and 1,000 swiss francs each to the third and fourth finalists. An exhibition and dedicated catalog of the 4 winners' works at the museum is also a part of the prize.

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Photography 

 

5th Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa

The Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa is an international competition that showcases new innovations in craft (kogei). The competition calls for entries that utilize craft techniques to create expressive works of art characterized by outstanding concepts or ideas. Works should consist of craft materials such as ceramics, metal, textiles, lacquer, dolls, wood, bamboo, glass, leather, enamel, paper, or some combination thereof. Both three-dimensional and flat works will be accepted.

DEADLINE: April 13, 2022

AWARD INFO: Grand Prize: 1,000,000 JPY (1 winner), Second Prize: 500,000 JPY (1 winner), Special Recognition Award: 200,000 JPY (3 winners), Next Generation Award: 100,000 JPY (2 winners)

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Crafts/3D and 2D work

 

Engage Art Contest

The Engage Art Contest is the creation of longtime art appreciators and philanthropists, Bill and Linda Bantz. Bill felt a strong calling from God to re-introduce artists to a wonderful source of inspiration – the Holy Scriptures. For centuries, artists such as Bach, Mozart, Chagall, Dali and Matisse were inspired to create magnificent works based on Scripture. Bill and Linda feel that now is the time for this generation to contribute a contemporary take to the depiction of the grand story shared in the Bible. The themes are evergreen and provide fodder for a broad array of artistic response. And rest assured, when using Scripture as inspiration for artwork, artists are in good company!

DEADLINE: April 14, 2022

AWARD INFO: $60,000 - $30,000 per category plus Honorable Mentions

FEE: FREE

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

 

Design a Yoga Mat Tube- Win prizes, cash, and promotion!

Mache is calling all artists (and wanna-be-artists) to submit a visual representation of their Happy Place, whether it be a rendition of an actual physical space or imagined. In addition, artists are not limited to any one medium, so feel free to use whatever materials you fancy and let those creative juices flow! There are no restrictions on what you create, just remember, the end result will be totally tubular!

DEADLINE: April 15, 2022.

FEE: Free to Enter 

WHO: International; Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting

 

10th Review Me - Interview and Publication - 2022

Receive a Professional Interview or art Critique and Get Published. Review Me, in cooperation with Biafarin Artist Management and Observica Magazine, proudly announces the 10th edition of Review Me in winter 2022.

The 10th edition of Review Me provides constructive critiques and elevating interviews for brilliant visual artists globally. Upon artist's approval, received art critiques and professional interviews will be published on Review Me website and an upcoming issue of international contemporary art magazine; Observica. Each selected artist will receive 6 to 8 colorful glossy A4 pages in prestigious Observica Magazine. Artists from anywhere in the world, working in any medium, are invited to submit minimum 3 and maximum 10 artworks for this unique opportunity.

DEADLINE: April 24, 2022

AWARD INFO: Professional Interview or Art Critique, Published in 6-8 pages of Observica Magazine, Published online in Review Me website, Life-long links, QR code, Digital Certificate, Vast Distribution Network

FEE: Free to Apply 

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


XV International Compostela Prize for Picture Books

The competition is organized by the Department of Education of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with KALANDRAKA, a publishing company based in Spain. Entrants are asked to submit a project of a picture book: a book in which the story is told through images, or through images and text that complement each other. The books may be presented in any of the official languages of the Iberian Peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish, and Portuguese), and must be original and unpublished. The projects may be presented in any size, technique, and format, but may not contain any more than 40 inner pages.

DEADLINE: May 13, 2022

AWARD INFOThe winner will receive a cash prize of 9,000 €

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Illustrators

 

Artistonish Magazine - May 2022​

Artistonish invites you to submit your original art for publishing in the magazine's 22nd issue in May 2022.

Artistonish is an international contemporary art magazine published by Discover the Artist media holding. Each magazine issue presents significant artworks created by brilliant artists from all around the world.

Both online and print-on-demand versions of the magazine are published in full-color glossy A4 pages and will be accessible to thousands of art experts, collectors, and enthusiasts from over 100 countries. Each artwork image will be showcased separately in one full page including artwork data, artist photo and a lifetime active link associated with a QR code.

Moreover, all selected artists will receive social media promotional badges, digital certificates, readers ratings and comments, and analytic reports.

Submission is free of charge, and only a small selection fee applies to selected artists.

DEADLINE:  May 22, 2022

DATES:  May 25, 2022 - May 31, 2022

FEE: Free to Submit 

AWARD INFO: Publication in Artistonish Magazine, Life-long links, QR code, Digital Certificate, Vast Distribution Network

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

 

Emotions 2022 (Exhibition and Publication)

Emotions 2022 encourages artists to provide artworks that display human feelings and emotions. The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art publication and showcased in an online international group exhibition by Gallerium, June 15 - July 15, 2022. Eckman listed the basic six types of human emotions as: Happiness, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, Anger, Surprise. As emotions are the keystone to experiencing art, we invite you to express your artistic world of human emotions and feelings. This dual opportunity is open to all artists; working in any art medium worldwide. 

DEADLINE: June 2, 2022

DATES: June 15 - July 15, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums

 

ARTZEPT – Zepter International Design Award

Zepter International is pleased to announce 18th design competition ARTZEPT for 2021 entitled LIGHT & OPTIMISM, for the conceptual solution and making of a sculptural shape with light effects intended for the exterior – a garden, which creates a modern and sculptural illuminated design. A selection of the sculptural forms will be on display outside the new, soon-to-be-opened Zepter Art House. The contestants are expected to propose a visual solution for illuminated sculptures, for a maximum height of 3,5 m, technically feasible in a wide range of modern, durable and weather-proof materials.

It is required that the entries are done as 3D creations presented in one of the customary ways such as a drawing, photography, photomontage, a digital simulation or similar, accompanied by a suitable text description. 

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

AWARD INFO1st place: €10,000

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Sculpture

 

Key Colours International Competition 2022

 Clavis Publishing and the city of Hasselt launch the 14th edition of Key Colours, the two-yearly international contest for illustrators of children’s books. Only a children’s book, intended for children from 2 to 7 years old, can qualify for the award. A professional jury will judge the artistic, literary, and child-oriented qualities of the works.

The text must be sent in the original language. If the original language is not the Dutch, French, English, or German language, a translation in one of those four languages should be added.

A children’s story must be told and illustrated in exactly 24 pages.

DEADLINE: July 21, 2022

AWARD INFOwinner receives 7,500 € and the winning work will be published by Clavis Publishing.

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Illustrators

 

 

Embracing Our Differences – 2023 Exhibit

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation. Click here to download templates for creating Embracing Our Differences artwork in the proper dimensions.

DEADLINE: October 5, 2022

AWARD INFOA total of $3,000 will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice”.

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Any discipline

Anonymous Drawings 2022 Open Call

Anonymous Drawings 2022 at Galerie in Körnerpark Berlin, Germany features 500 drawings by 500 international artists presented with no mention of authorship or title and offered for sale at a symbolic price of 250€. The identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is sold: Sold drawings will be taken right off the wall and the empty space left behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and place of origin. The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a conceptual placeholder for any conceivable amount of money in the art market.

DEADLINE: March 27, 2022

DATES: June 18 – August 31, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Drawing

 

Sculpture Festival 2022 - Call for Exhibiting Artists

We are seeking artists to present at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre's annual Sculpture Festival 2022. Following the success of previous years, the festival will again be curated by local gallery curator and artist, Koji Miyazaki, and works will be selected by a panel of practicing artists. 

In the third year of this event, we aim to have over 200 works offered for sale, including large and small-scale sculpture and craft works in a range of media. Ceramic, stone, glass, and metal works, jewelry, installation, ngā toi Māori, Pacific arts, and Asian arts is just some of what we intend to offer.

Works will be showcased in the Great Hall daily across the festival dates of 3 – 16 September 2022 with larger outdoor sculptures placed throughout the North and South Quads. During the opening weekend, we would like to give visitors the opportunity to watch an artist demonstrating their skills and techniques, hear them talk about their work, or try their hand at a new skill in workshop.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

DATES: September 3 – 16 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International (the festival is in New Zealand); Sculpture

 

Call for Puzzle Artists

We are SOONNESS, a jigsaw puzzle brand based in Canada. We want to expose talented artists & share your work to the world through puzzles. All type of artists from anywhere around the world are welcome to submit their works. All submissions are done on our website- please don't send separate emails to submit. Please read the guidelines carefully & let us know if you have any questions.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2022

AWARD INFO: A cut of every sale from PNP, A permanent artist profile on our website

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting

 

Johnson County (KS) Library Call to Artists

Johnson County (KS) Library seeks a diverse selection of artwork that inspires, educates and promotes community connection, created by artists in the Kansas City metro area. Selected artists receive an honorarium and the opportunity to exhibit artwork at one of our branch galleries for approximately 14 weeks. Artwork is selected by a team of Johnson County Library staff members. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Artists must: Live in Kansas City metro area; Have never exhibited before at Johnson County Library; Be at least 18 years old.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Local; (live in Kansas City metro area); art must be appropriate for all ages

 

 

2022-23 Public Sculpture Call for Entry

Sculptors are invited to submit entries for a year-long display (June 6, 2022 - June 5, 2023) of public sculpture at locations within the Quad City region (Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf, Davenport) of Illinois. $1,400 stipend. Work must be of the highest quality. Materials and construction must be able to withstand adverse weather conditions typical in the Midwest, including high winds, heat, ice, rain, and freezing temperatures with an unsupervised general audience. Sculpture must be original and appropriate for a pedestrian environment. The work must be able to be secured to a concrete pad with properly sized anchor bolts unless otherwise pre-arranged and approved. Unstable, poorly constructed, fragile, dangerous, inappropriate or small, lightweight works will not be accepted. Please do not enter a piece that is pending a call for entry or sale elsewhere.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

DATES: June 6, 2022 - June 5, 2023

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Sculpture; Public Art 

 

EXTINCTION: Save the Planet - 2022 (Exhibition and Publication)

Visualize the undeniable EXTINCTION in your artistic way to Save the Planet

EXTINCTION: Save the Planet, an all-medium dual exhibition and publication art opportunity, encourages artists to be the voice of all species and act as an ambassador of Earth by sharing art about extinction. All abstract and representational artistic interpretations are accepted.

The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art: Extinction 2022 publication and showcased in Extinction: Save the Planet international online group exhibition by Gallerium.

The submission for this artist call is free of charge and a small selection fee will be applied only to selected artists to complete their selection process.

DEADLINE: April 11, 2022

DATES: April 22, 2022 - May 22, 2022

FEE: FREE

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

 

Online Artist Support Program 

In its second edition, this year 2022 Nectar launches the Online Artists Support Program, an online residency that aims to reach more artists and give support to their professionalization What it includes: - One-month online program, -Weekly online curatorial studio visit and follow-up, -Curatorial text (approx. 1 page), - Assistance in artistic dissemination (open calls, fundings, grants, exhibitions, communication), -Design of a portfolio-catalog (4 to 8 pages), - Mentoring for communication and social networks, - Curatorial accompaniment 

DEADLINE: April 15, 2022

DATES: One month in May-December 2022

FEE: FREE to apply, Grants available for residency: 1 fully-funded grant, 3 grant #1 (425€ / month), 2 grant #2 (550€ / month)

WHO: International; all disciplines 

 

Virtual Exhibition ‘Beauteous forms'

We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘Beauteous forms'
Any artist from any background can submit any of their work.
There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us. [A small fee (£25 is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition].
The team will review all applications and the selected work will be announced.
DEADLINE for submissions: 17th April 2022

DEADLINE: April 17, 2022

DATES: April 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022

FEE:  Free to Apply 

WHO: International;Photography, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting

 

Exhibition Open Call at Bloqs

Do you use water in the creation of your artwork? It could be in the materials you use such as watercolors, the subject matter, or your inspiration. Whatever form it may be, get in touch to be a part of the first group exhibition at Bloqs. The exhibition is open to any artworks that are hangable but if you would like to screen a moving image work, performance or sound work for the opening you’d be very welcome to. 

All artists no matter the stage of their career are welcome, particularly if they’re from the Borough of Enfield but this opportunity is open to everyone. 

DEADLINE: April 19, 2022

DATES: April 29th – May 27th

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Any medium 



L.A. GOAL Open Call: Mother Nature Survived It (And I Will Too)

Throughout each year, L.A. GOAL/Inside Out Productions (IOP) provides opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities to exhibit their artwork, express their point of view, and educate the public about their creative abilities. For this exhibition, we invite artists from our immediate community to display their work alongside L.A. GOAL/IOP artists to promote connection and inclusion.

DEADLINE: April 27, 2022

DATES: June 11-15th, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: Regional (LA County); Eligible media include 2D and 3D work; however, no digital or video media will be accepted.

 

 

Mortem: Online Death School

Mortem Online Death School is a two-week program for artists to pursue their curiosity about death and to explore and develop their identity as death-curious artists. The virtual residency will involve daily live video lectures with international death care and funeral industry workers, historians, biologists, and artists presenting research about a range of death related topics, one tethered international field trip in a graveyard near you, and many short one on one meetings with artists who make art about death around the world. Built into the 2 – 3 hours of daily programming are discussions, recommended assignments, and show and tell. The program is designed to give insight into death knowledge and ritual from a wide range of perspectives.

Ayatana death residencies facilitate talk about death and talk about talking about death. It is not grief therapy and won’t ask you to dwell on pain from your past, although it will be an opportunity to share past experiences in a death positive context and may be therapeutic. It will help you identify as an artist who works with themes of death and give you tools to talk about it and to get involved with non-art professionals who also work with death.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

DATES: November 7–18, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; class fee. 

WHO: International; all disciplines (online classes)

 

They Call Us Battered

They Call Us is a digital feminist Zine. Each edition centers around a different theme. We are currently accepting submissions for They Call Us Battered.

Domestic violence is a pandemic in and of itself. It has infected communities and cultures around the world. Mainly women are subjected to abuse and all too often fear for their lives, but when news stories come out, women are called one thing: battered. We are so much more than what abusers inflict on us. We have lessons to share, images to portray, and stories to tell.

DEADLINE: May 3, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO International; hotography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting

 

Shelter to Sculpture Program

Livable Buckhead is excited to announce the commencement of our Shelter to Sculpture Program. Livable Buckhead, through a sustainability focused partnership with MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), is leading an effort to repurpose outdated bus shelters as large-scale, outdoor sculptures. This public art program is for the creation of a public “art walk,” that will serve to spotlight and enhance the surrounding ecology of PATH400, Buckhead’s premier multiuse trail and bolster the community’s arts scene. Materials from the donated bus shelters are in excellent condition and had minimal exposure to the elements, proving to be a great material source for this public sculpture program.

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

AWARD INFO: up to $15,000 per Sculpture

FEE: free to apply

WHO: Regional (Georgia); Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture

 

‘Landscapes ‘Country & Urban’

BROUHAHAART is now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘Landscapes ‘Country & Urban’

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work.
There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us.
[A small fee (£26) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition].
The team will review all applications and the selected works will be announced.

DEADLINE: May 11, 2022

DATES:  May 18, 2022 - May 25, 2022

FEE: Free to Apply

WHO: International; Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting

 

Art Ramble 2022 "In the Balance"

The Art Ramble is a temporary outdoor public art installation sited around the Fairyland Pond in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest, in collaboration with the Concord Natural Resources Division.

The Call: When we walk in the woods, we seek the restorative energy of the forest. The knowledge that the forest can regenerate itself over time, even after extreme weather events, gives us hope. Subterraneum networks of mycorrhizal fungi provide a resource distribution system for plants and trees that helps forests withstand drought conditions. By absorbing Co2 and water, forests keep oxygen and precipitation cycles in balance and protect the planet from climate change. But the acceleration of climate change has reached a point of overpowering and upsetting the carefully balanced ecosystems of our surviving forests, producing greater frequency and intensity of forest disturbances such as insect outbreaks, invasive species, wildfires, and storms. Lack of accumulated snow and ice reduces the spring rush from snowmelt that some plants and animals need to survive. Yet too much rush from rainstorms can deplete the soil of nutrients that support regrowth, causing erosion. Climate change and increased carbon emissions are producing migration patterns not only of people, but of trees that are no longer able to grow in harsh conditions. The ground beneath our feet is literally slipping away.

DEADLINE: May 16, 2022

DATES: September 1, 2022 - November 13, 2022

FEE: No fee to apply 

WHO: Regional (Concord, MA); Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture

 

DongGang International Photo Festival

We invite you to submit your work to the 20th DongGang International Photo Festival, to be held this year from July 22nd to October 9th, 2022 in Yeongwol, Korea. This year's theme; Eureka - An Emerging Revelation

Our dreams are always incomplete. It is a key that opens doors to a new future. a myriad of outside signals could even be perceived as revelations. Signaling infinite possibilities, and that will lead to various non-verbal experiences and fill the void of our lives with the memories and emotions they carry with them. Our dreams help us grasp the time, then a violent intellectual outburst surges from our uncontrolled psyches. It is a Eureka moment, a moment of fresh insights and new connections. A longing for a new connection will take us to a puzzle of unknown interconnectivity. This state of enlightenment and the feeling of joy can be reproduced indefinitely and may very well trigger someone else’s Eureka moment.

DEADLINE: May 20, 2022

DATES: July 22nd to October 9th

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Photography

 

Mural Exhibit: "Identity"

Allez! is looking for 7-14 artists (or art teams!) to create smaller mural works which exemplify the theme: "Identity". This show will have a single word “theme” to give the artists a jumping off point, but still keep the show cohesive. Artists are invited to create on smaller quarter or half panels (see our Layout options below), so that we can feature as many as 14 artists on the wall, and is a great option for artists just starting out in the mural arts. The exhibit will run the second Friday of March through the end of June 2023.

DEADLINE: May 27, 2022

DATES: March 10, 2023 - July 12, 2023

FEE: free to apply

WHO: International; Public Art, Mural

 

"Through the Mask: Conversations about Culture and Covid"

Statement of Purpose:

In collaboration with PA Sharp, the McCarl Gallery at Saint Vincent College Exhibition highlights responses to the pandemic and conversations about loneliness, the culture and history of masking, and the impact of Covid on the creative community and our communities at large.

Exhibition Prospectus:

This project will look carefully at many of the ways masks have been used in the past and will explore the meanings attached to them. It will also explore the use of masks in the current pandemic and how we can use the symbol of masking to look at the relationships between power, culture, and social justice. Art that does not involve masking, yet considers the impact of the pandemic will also be considered and is encouraged.

DEADLINE: May 30, 2022

DATES: November 9, 2022 - February 3, 2023

AWARD INFO: $200 Best of Show

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

Data + Art Festival

The Data + Art Festival is a one-day event to celebrate data as a medium in art, recognize the importance of art in industry, and break down the barriers of collaboration between data practitioners and artists of all backgrounds.

We are calling on artists to submit their artwork for our festival. In addition, a panel of data scientists and artists alike will determine winners for a cash prize in our two submission categories. Deadline for submissions is June 3, 2022. Pieces will be chosen based on how much they relate to our theme of Digital Wellbeing, along with originality, concept, and technical craft. For the cash prize, up to three works will be chosen for each category, with the first-place prize being $1000. Artists will be notified by June 10, 2022 on invitation, and the prize winners will be announced at the festival. Chosen artists are encouraged to attend in-person to present their work in whatever capacity they can, but not required.

DEADLINE:  June 3, 2022

DATES: June 23, 2022 - June 23, 2022

AWARD INFO: Cash Prize $1000 1st Place , $500 2nd Place

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

CALL FOR EXHIBITS 2022/23 - Gifts of Art at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

The Gifts of Art Program is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2022 to August 2023 exhibition year. One of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the nation, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan. Our nine 2-D and 3-D galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day and display over 30 exhibits a year.

Gifts of Art’s rotating gallery program is intended to support the healing process by calming nerves, lifting spirits, engaging minds and thereby reducing the stress and anxiety often associated with healthcare settings. With large patient, staff and visitor populations that are diverse in every way imaginable, we strive to be inclusive and honor this diversity by mounting exhibits that reflect today's world.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

DATES: September 2022 to August 2023 

FEE: No fee

WHO: National (U.S.); Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

Call for Entry & Submissions

ANARCHA is a print magazine. Do you have content that shocks, offends, or offers a unique perspective on the theme of performance?

The theme of the first edition is performance. Explore the concept of performance. Consider the relationship between performance and belief, work, power, roles, gender, ritual, art, relationships & sex. Is it more genuine to perform or to avoid performance? How does performance limit, liberate or anonymize experiences? How does performance uphold our beliefs? How do we perform love? What lifts us out of the ordinary? What is performed and what comes naturally? Is performance always intentional?

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

FEE: FREE

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

Art Now Management

Art Now Management provides artists and arts organizations with branding, marketing, and career assistance. How do you advance yourself and your work in this market? Consultant with over 25 years in the Contemporary Art Market, an MBA in Marketing from New York University, a former gallery owner, a degree in Art History from Columbia University, and a graduate of MoMA. Experienced professional business writer for grants, exhibition proposals, and all other related documents. Need help with sales and gallery placement strategies? Expert guidance. Strategic, pragmatic, and helpful. Have questions? Speak with an expert. Email or call for a free initial consultation. Helping artists achieve their goals since 2004!

DEADLINE:  December 8, 2022

FEE: FREE

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

 

The Working Artist: Free Stuff to Help Artists

You'll receive important resources to build your career, including:

• The 10 Steps to Working as an Artist

• How to Sell Art eBook

• 22 Ways Artists Make Money from Creativity (2022 report)

• The Working Artist’s Guide to Public Art

• How to Connect with Art World Decision-Makers (video training)

• And much more

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All Mediums

 

Open Call for Submissions: 

The Woven Tale Press, a fine art online and print magazine, is seeking to feature artists and their work in all mediums, from painting to mixed media, fiber, installation, and the experimental. Go to thewoventalepress.net for more information. No submission fee.

DEADLINE:  December 31, 2022

FEE: Free

WHO: International; all mediums, from painting to mixed media, fiber, installation, and the experimental

 

City of Santa Clarita Open Call for Art 

Interested in exhibiting your artwork for one of our many exhibit locations throughout the City of Santa Clarita? Please fill out our online application to be considered. This call is open year-round and spaces are juried by committee. 

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline. 

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: Regional (Santa Clarita); All mediums

 

Price Sculpture Forest 

There are many opportunities to exhibit your art at Price Sculpture Forest. We encourage your participation. The park will provide you with excellent public exposure in a beautiful setting. We offer early phase participants 100% of your sales proceeds with no commission, to encourage the inclusion of your best work and to support you as an artist. We are also offering early participants the opportunity to personally choose the best locations within the park where you would best like to present your sculpture to the public.  Marketing of you and your work will be provided

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline. 

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; Sculpture 

 

Visual AIDS Artist+ Registry and Archive Project

Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. We embrace diversity and difference in our staff, leadership, artists and audiences

DEADLINE: Ongoing

FEE: Free

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

Here are a couple of great sites we recommend to find even more free opportunities!

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.

CaFÉ

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.

ArtOpportunities.org

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.

ArtDeadline.com

Another site you may have heard of is ArtDeadline.com. 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.com

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!

Resartis.org

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. 

Art Rabbit 

Art Rabbit compiles a selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art-related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers, and curators. They publish a selection of open calls from a pool of submissions and editorial research. Only open calls believed to offer meaningful benefits to applicants at different stages of their careers are published.

Creative Capital 

Creative Capital is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund artists in the creation of groundbreaking new work in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, technology, and multidisciplinary practices, including socially-engaged work in all forms. Our pioneering model of grantmaking also provides thousands of artists with scaffolding and infrastructure support via professional development programs, networking opportunities, and educational resources.

Art Show 

Artshow.com attracts thousands of artists and art enthusiasts each day. They advertise worldwide juried shows, exhibitions, and competitions across any and all mediums. Artshow.com has been recognized in "Must-See Web Sites for Artists" by The Artist's Magazine and has received favorable mention in several other art publications, including American Artist, Southwest Art, Watercolor Magic, and The Pastel Journal, as well as The Wall Street Journal.

 

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.