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!

GRANTS FOR ARTISTS

 

The Dexter Jones Award 

Open to sculptors with an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief. The use of figurative or realist sculpture or sculpture that is inspired by nature, is of greatest interest.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been born between 1982 – 2003. Applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

DEADLINE: June 20, 2022

AWARD INFO: $5,000 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); Sculpture 

 

NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant

The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses. The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in New York State outside of the five boroughs of NYC. Applicants must identify as disabled and be 21 years of age or older.

DEADLINE: June 28, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1000.00

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Regional (Artists living in New York State); visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary art

 

Illuminations Grant

Queer | Art’s Illuminations Grant for early-career Black trans women visual artists supports visual artists who are self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes. Winning artists will receive a $10,000 grant as well as additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

AWARD INFO: $10,000.00

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); BLack trans women and trans femmes; Visual art 

 

Creativity Pioneers Fund

The Creativity Pioneers Fund is a collective effort by partners and donors believing in the transforming power of creativity and in the need of using a new philanthropic approach to social change. Leveraging the creative ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, the Fund aims at offering a variety of opportunities for learning and development for its participants/recipients. The Creativity Pioneers Fund is pleased to welcome BIC Corporate Foundation as the first Global Anchor partner.

DEADLINE: August 12, 2022

AWARD INFO: €5.000 unrestricted grant

FEE: Free to apply 

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

 

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

 

The Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant

The Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant is a project-based award that provides $20,000 to an individual woman, non-binary, and/or transgender U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who is working on their first narrative feature (65 minutes or over) as a director. This grant seeks to recognize a film director for their distinct vision, storytelling, and singularity.

DEADLINE: September 7, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $20,000

WHO: National (U.S.); Filmmaker 

 

Manhattan Arts Grants

LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants have supported Manhattan-based artists, arts groups, and community-focused organizations in sharing rich arts activities with the public. These grants are worth up to $10,000 for presentations that respond to the current needs of our local communities and amplify the cultural breadth and identity of our city.

DEADLINE: September 13, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $20,000

WHO: Local (Manhattan); all mediums 

 

Peter Capell Award 

Arts Midwest's Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship celebrates Midwesterners in the creative sector whose work demonstrates entrepreneurial thinking and business acumen. The award recipient receives a $2,500 unrestricted cash award.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $2,500

WHO: State (Illinois) 

 

Artist Trust GAP Awards

2022 Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) Awards are unrestricted project-based grants of $1,500 for artists working in all disciplines across Washington State who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and/or residing outside King County.

DEADLINE: September 26, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $1,500

WHO: State (Washington State); BIPOC individuals; all mediums

 

Take Notice Fund

The National Performance Network's Take Notice Fund provides $5,000 project grants to artists of color living and working in Louisiana. Grant funds are unrestricted and intended to support an artist's creative practice and/or well-being. The application process is open to all BIPOC artists/collectives and culture bearers, at any career state, who are primary residents of the state of Louisiana. Eligible disciplines include dance, music, theater/performance art/spoken word, film/media, literature, visual arts, etc. 

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $5,000

WHO: State (Louisiana); all mediums 

 

Sculpture Grants

For sculptors who have demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in their body of work.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2022

FEE: Free 

AMOUNT: 5,000 each

WHO: National (U.S.); 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.

RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS

 

 

CREEKSIDE ARTS Residency

CREEKSIDE ARTS is an Artist-in-Residency Program that is a unique opportunity to reflect, create and explore in an inspiring setting among the Redwoods of Northern California. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate a project focus on what is dear to our community: Land, place, community, nature, climate, education, and social and political consciousness..

We provide an inspiring natural setting among the coastal redwoods of Northern California for individuals as well as collaborative artistic work and expression. We welcome artists from a broad range of creative disciplines. We provide a unique opportunity to reflect, create and explore away from the hectic demands and constraints of daily life.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022.

DATES: 3 weeks October 1–23, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; see website for resident fees. 

WHERE: Humboldt County, Northern California, USA

WHO: International; visual artists, ceramic artists, performing arts artists, writers, and composers. Workshops, performances

 

La Macina di San Cresci Residency

Live and work in the shadow of the oldest church in all of Chianti, built in the 10th century, painstakingly restored by two lifelong art lovers skilled in design and architecture.

At La Macina, artists can find whatever sort of process they need; we have a thriving and close-knit community made up of visiting artists and local friends, but there is plenty of peace and quiet for those who seek relaxation and escape. Residents can take classes in fresco, watercolor, Florentine artisanal upholstery, paper decoration, and more. Artists will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas on outings to local sites with cultural and historical significance. We are happy to arrange other activities, like Italian language lessons and cooking classes.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022.

DATES: minimum of 1 week from July 1–December 31, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; see website for resident fees. 

WHERE: Chianti, Italy

WHO: International; drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, design and architecture.

 

BROTA Residency

BROTA invites artists from all over the world to create in dialogue with the cosmopolitan and dynamic city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. BROTA residency dedicates particular attention to projects exploring the interplay of nature and urban environment, within the Anthropocene the current geological epoch of extensive human modification of ecological and geological processes. The word combines the root “anthropo”, meaning “human” with the root “-cene”, the standard suffix for “epoch” in geologic time.

“BROTA” means -sprout- which is one of our residency objectives: see emerge, develop and thrive artist’s work and projects that can be part of this unique and enriching experience. The selection of the artists will be based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivation and their potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency. The open call is all year round and English, Spanish and French language is spoken.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022.

DATES: one to three months residency period until December 31, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; see website for resident fees. 

WHERE: Buenos Aires, Argentina

WHO: International; Visual artists all 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 

 

Seto Ceramics and Glass Art​ Exchange Program

This program supports ceramic and glass artists from all over the world in order to exchange ideas with local artists, which will bring new different perspectives to Seto City with more than 1000 years of ceramic history. This program also intends to encourage Seto citizens to encounter different forms of artistic expression through the art and cultural activities. We welcome the artists who have a strong desire to build new rapport with Seto citizens and interact with Japanese artist through creating new artworks together.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022 

DATES: 45-60 days, from October to December 2022

WHERE: Seto, Japan

FEE: free to apply, see website for resident fees

WHO: International; Ceramic Artists

 

 

Quinn Emanuel Artist-in-Residence

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across Greater Los Angeles. For four months the artist-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate.

At the end of the residency an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist and at least one work will be incorporated into the permanent collection. A supporting stipend will be provided, as well as materials allowance. Over the course of a year there will be 2 residencies, each with a four month residency and a subsequent exhibition in a location deemed appropriate for the work decided on between the artist and curator.

DEADLINE: July 13, 2022

DATES: September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

A to Z Wineworks Artist in Residence 2022 - 2023

A to Z Wineworks, located at their REX HILL property in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, seeks an Artist in Residence for Fall 2022 – Fall 2023.
The A to Z Artist in Residence program is a fifteen-month immersion in the natural cycle of a vintage from grapes to glass. The Artist in Residence will first work the 2022 vintage harvest as a paid intern, working alongside our seasonal harvest crew and year-round winemaking and production staff. Following the conclusion of harvest, the Artist in Residence will receive support from A to Z and access to staff and properties for a year of artistic reflection and creation. During the residency’s second harvest, time is split between winery harvest and artistic work. The residency concludes with a public showcase of some of the year’s work through a gallery showing, lecture, reading or performance.

DEADLINE: July 22, 2022

DATES: September 1, 2022 - November 30, 2023

WHERE: Newberg, Oregon 

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

The Glitch- Online Art Residency

A six-week thematic program with a range of three to five participants, providing a space to exchange and cooperation between international artists and agents of the cultural field. The residency focuses on a specific theme (THE GLITCH) and promotes research and artistic development around it, but it is not necessary to have a work in progress or a line of research previously related to it. The topic and its theoretical and visual framework aim to invite the participants to a certain atmosphere and proposal, but with total freedom.

Residents are encouraged to participate actively, interacting with the fellows, researching, experimenting in their creative process, being open to artist talks, open studios and group proposals. An outcome and final presentation are required, as well as sharing the process and development of the work on a weekly basis.

Fluent English is necessary for a complete experience.

DEADLINE: September 11, 2022

DATES: Six weeks from September 26—November 6, 2022

WHERE: Online 

FEE: Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; visual artists, performing artists, new media artists, writers in a expanded field, art researchers, curators

 

Golden Foundation Artist Residency

With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

DATES: March 5—October 21, 2023

WHERE: central New York 

FEE: Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; Painting

 

Moroccan Sahara Retreat

Cafe Tissardmine is situated in a remote village in the Moroccan Sahara. We recognize the need for artists to recharge, share ideas, be inspired and to find a place to breathe. We run 7 residencies per year for a maximum of nine artists with this idea in mind. The residency is not project-based or requiring specific engagement or outcome but it is a place to find peace and new ideas. Artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply. As we are so remote we cannot offer internet access on a daily basis, but a walk up to “internet hill” or trip into town is possible to catch up on emails.

A Residency at Cafe Tissardmine is also an opportunity to discover the richness of the Berber culture; their way of life, cooking and crafts.

The cost of the residency covers full board, accommodation, and some transportation.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

DATES: Three weeks between September 19—October 10, 2022

WHERE: Morocco

FEE:  Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; All mediums

 

Silence Awareness Existence Thematic residency program in Finland

Thematic residency program in Finland for artists, writers, and creative minds attuned to the theme. 
The program brings together creative individuals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative, and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced. 



Taking place at the heart of the Northern winter, the conditions are excellent for creative contemplation, solitary introspection, concentrating intensively on your work, thinking, and being, as well as for sharing experiences and ideas with other, similarly oriented minds. There is no pressure to have a concrete productive outcome, in case your focus is more in inner development, self-reflection, and research. All participation in group activities is voluntary. 


DEADLINE: September 21, 2022

DATES: 1 or 2 months January / February / March 2023

WHERE: Hämeenkyrö, Finland

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums

 

Hakoniemi residency

Founded in 2019 in Oravisalo, Rääkkylä, North Karelia, Finland. Hakoniemi residency is a peaceful and inspiring working environment, located and inspired by the beautiful lake-side nature of the Northern Saimaa archipelago. We would like to offer a residency place for sustainable work plans of different kinds, and interest to the natural environment. The residence is suitable for artists, musicians, writers, artisans, designers, researchers, and architects among others.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES: 1 week – 3 months September 1, 2022—December 12, 2023

WHERE: North Karelia, Finland.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums with an interest in the natural environment.

 

Casa Jupiterfab Artist Residency 

Asociación Jupiterfab offers the opportunity to international artists from different disciplines to be part of the artist residency in Downtown Guadalajara, Colonia Americana (Mexico).

Artists are encouraged to work on projects related to the area and the community around the residence and/or social topics, such as gentrification, immigration, social justice, poverty, homeless people… However, this is not a binding criteria.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES:  1 to 6 months January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

WHERE: Guadalajara Mexico

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Street Art, Visual Art, Literature, Photography, Architecture, Sculpture, Curator

 

Goethe-Institut Dänemark Residency 

The Goethe-Institut Dänemark and the Goethe-Institut Norwegen, in partnership with LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme, are inviting proposals from visual artists based in Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden who would like to take up a three-month residency at the Spinnerei Leipzig. NORDIC LEIPZIG offers time for reflection, research, practice, and professional networking opportunities.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES:  3 Months from February 1—April 30th, 2023

WHERE: Germany 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Visual Arts

 

La Tempéra - artistic & creative retreat in Burgundy

La Tempéra is an artistic residency and community founded in 2016 and located in the beautiful countryside of Burgundy, France, 2 hours away from Paris. La Tempéra hosts writers, artists and creative professionals looking to focus on their projects, connect with other creators, and enjoy the beautiful nature and culture that surround us.

The property consists of several houses within a hamlet surrounded by meadows and woods, close to the Vézelay Abbey and the Morvan natural park, and 2 hours away from Paris by train.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2022

DATES: 2 weeks to 6 months

WHERE: Burgundy, France

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: International; Writing, painting, sculpture, photography, music, and more.

 

Isla de Crear

Isla de Crear is looking for artists, craftspeople, thinkers and creatives from all different fields to explore the theme:

MYTH

The theme is purposefully kept as broad as possible, and you are encouraged to think as tangentially as possible. They are not looking for the same ol’ works, but instead want to encourage all visiting creatives to challenge themselves into doing new things and exploring new forms.

The residency is particularly interested in people who wish to work with found objects and repurpose them, as their junk yard is full of materials, but is open to all forms of creations: visual, performative, audible, theoretical, scholarly, written, etc.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2022

DATES: 4 weeks

WHERE: Spain

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: International; all mediums

 

Nocefresca Residency

Nocefresca is a residency that brings together artists, designers, writers and creative nomads from around the world. The objective is for artists to focus on their projects while experiencing the inspiring environment of Sardinia island, Italy, rich in nature, history and culture.


Away from the constraints of everyday life and far enough from the pressures of big cities, each participant can have access to a fully equipped workplace, accommodations and professional support.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2022

DATES:  1 to 3 months

WHERE: Milis, Sardinia, Italy

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

The Inbreak Residency

The Inbreak Residency is a virtual co-learning and making environment that promotes a collective exploration of the intersections of art, faith, and race in the United States. This residency is for artists who are looking for a collaborative environment to generate community-focused projects, who are seeking the next step in their artistic development, or who want to grow in the area of creative leadership.

Over the course of three months, residents engage in a virtual program that includes ten group workshops, two group feedback sessions, two 1:1 studio visits, and a curriculum featuring a curated selection of viewings, readings, and dialogue prompts.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2022

DATES:  Once a week for twelve consecutive weeks from January through March

WHERE: Virtual; Online

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); visual artists

 

Casa na Ilha Residency

Casa na Ilha is a retreat space to devote time and focus to your creative pursuits in an ecological paradise. Artists can intensely dedicate to their work in progress or develop new projects. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community and nature.

Artists work on a self-directed residency: you will have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. There will be no pressure for you to deliver finished work; you can focus solely on research and development of ideas. However, during your stay there will be a tutor on location 24/7 to discuss ideas, projects and progress of work during the duration of the residency time, respecting artists pace and direction. There is not a set program or itinerary for artists to follow, sessions and tutor advice and support will be approached personally case by case around artists self-directed practices. 

DEADLINE: October 3, 2022

DATES:  2 to 4 weeks from March 2, 2023—December 15, 2023

WHERE: Ilhabela Island, Brazil

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: International; All mediums

 

FOTOFÓLIO Residency

FOTOFÓLIO is an artist residency program that gives the opportunity to emerging or professional photographers to concentrate, reflect, receive feedback and enrich their photography portfolio.

In the first edition (Nov 2022) the program will focus in the creation of a photo-book project.

Together with other participants, this residency wants to create a knowledge sharing time and provide the tools to improve and maturate the photography portfolio.

DEADLINE: October 9, 2022

DATES:  3 weeks: 7-27 November 2022

WHERE: Portugal 

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: International; 25 yo and above; Photography 
 

#Ey!Studio

The residency program #Ey!Studio AiR is designed to provide the ideal environment for artistic creation in direct contact with the artistic context of the city of Madrid based on coexistence and community. The residencies are for individual artists with a minimum stay of one month, although three months is recommended for the proper development of the project, the maximum stay is for a period of 6 months.
The #Ey!Studio AiR program is run by artists/curators and intended for artists and researchers who do not live in Madrid, Spain.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2022

DATES:  November 1, 2022—March 30, 2023

WHERE: Madrid, Spain

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

Mono Lisboa

The residency at mono welcomes applications from artists in a variety of media for a duration of two months.

The residency programme is also open to researchers and curators, as well as practitioners working with performing arts, sound, material research/craft, and film.

The programme’s goal is to provide time and space for residents to focus, and through exchange, gain insight, broaden, and diversify their outlook.

mono is collaborating with local cultural institutions and offers the possibility to organise presentations and engage with the local scene by conducting artist talks or workshops at mono or other locations.

Each residency will end with an exhibition or open studio inside the residency space.

DEADLINE: October 16, 2022

DATES: 2 months from May 27—July 28, 2022

WHERE: Portugal 

FEE: Free to apply; residency fees apply

WHO: International; All mediums

 

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
 

COMPETITIONS FOR ARTISTS

 

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

 

Artistonish Magazine - June 2022

Artistonish invites you to submit your original art for publishing in the magazine's 23rd issue in June 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 120 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: June 16, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All Mediums 

 

CHILDREN - 2022

Gallerium is pleased to invite you to submit your art to Children 2022, an international juried fine dual art opportunity, appreciating childhood and celebrating life in a better world through artistic visualization of children's faces, figures, emotions, and acts. 

Now in its 2nd year, for Children 2022, we are looking for your artistic interpretation of children concerning family, health, playing games, education, technology, poverty, abuse, violence, labor, etc., to visualize children of the world, our best hope for a better future.

DEADLINE: July 1, 2022

DATESJuly 15– August 15, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

 

‘The SUMMER Exhibition’

We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition  ‘The SUMMER Exhibition’ 

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]. 

DEADLINE: July 8, 2022

DATES: July 18, 2022 - July 25, 2022

FEE: Free to Apply 

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

 

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

 

 

NUDUS - 2022

Express your artistic world of human body

Nudus 2022 is an all-medium dual art competition presented mutually by Gallerium Art Exhibitions and The Book of Arts Publication.

For Nudus 2022, we are looking for nude figures as a manifestation of the body, the unveiling essence of the true human being, an identity of body and soul, which along with the appearance, leads to the truth within.

Submitting to this dual exhibition and publication art opportunity is free of charge, and a fixed selection fee applies to selected artists only.

DEADLINE: July 24, 2022

DATES: August 10, 2022 - September 10, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

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

 

PLANTARIUM 2022: Trees, Leaves, Flowers (Exhibition and Publication)

Plantarium 2022 encourages artists to share their visual story of the plant world and create a unique botanical expression with their brilliant art of plants, herbs and vegetables, forests, trees, grass, flowers, and extensive usage.

The planet will cease to exist without plants, and we enormously rely on the plant world and use them in diverse ways, from food and medicine to clothing, building, and fuel.

The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art: Plantarium series and in Plantarium 2022 international online group exhibition by Gallerium.

Furthermore, 3 artists with the highest rank will win USD 1000 cash prizes.

DEADLINE: August 14, 2022

DATES: August 25, 2022 - September 25, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

MAGIX 2022: Dream, Fantasy, Illusion, Imagination, and Magic

MAGIX 2022 artist call encourages artists to provide artworks that express artistic visualization of Dream, Fantasy, Illusion, Imagination, and Magic.

"The most important quality of art and its aim is illusion..."

Inspired by Gustave Flaubert's famous quoteو for MAGIX 2022, we invite artists to tell their visual story of dreamy landscapes, fantasy characters, illusive creatures, futuristic images, sci-fi societies, horror imaginations, magical worlds, optical illusions, and abstract play of colors and lines.

DEADLINE: August 21, 2022

DATES: September 10, 2022 - October 10, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘‘PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION”
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 (£28) 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: September 8, 2022

DATES: September 17, 2022 - September 24, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; selection fee applies

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

 

Cancer: Never Give Up - 2022

CANCER: Never Give up 2022 encourages artists to provide artworks that display thoughts and feelings about the incurable disease, cancer. The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art publication and showcased in an international online exhibition by Gallerium.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

DATES:  October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All Mediums 

 

Plethora

The Holy Art Gallery seeks submissions for their virtual exhibition "Plethora," September 20 - October 19, 2022. Works will also be shown on two dedicated screens in the London gallery maximising exposure in a premium location! One of the screens is located on the gallery walls and the second one is facing towards the window and is live 24/7. One winner across all the October shows will be awarded with a physical group art show participation in the London gallery. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit works in any medium (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is open. No charge to submit your application. 

DEADLINE: September 16, 2022

DATES: September 20 - October 19, 2022.

FEE: Free to apply; selection fee applies

WHO: International; all mediums

 

September PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 19 categories. They award over $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. They award an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition as well as a People’s Choice Award. Each of the 23 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES: September 2, 2022 - September 30, 2022

FEE: $38

AWARD INFO: $33,000 in cash prizes

WHO: International; Drawing, Painting

 

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

 

 

“MY GENERATION”

BROUHAHART is now accepting submissions for their Virtual Exhibition “MY GENERATION”

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. [A small fee (£28) 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: October 8, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Solo Exhibition

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

 

The Pink Bison Prize

The Pink Bison Prize goes to the artist with the most exceptional artwork posted on Altamira.art. Juried by 10 internationally acclaimed art critics and artists, the winner will receive $5,000 in cash and the illustrious Pink Bison trophy. Participation is open and free to any artist who works in any medium from anywhere in the world.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

AWARD INFO: $5000, Display on Digital Billboards in NY and LA, The Pink Bison Trophy

FEE: Free

WHO: International; All Mediums

OPEN CALLS FOR ARTISTS

 

Art on Loop

The Holy Art is launching a new hybrid show where the works will not only be displayed online in a virtual show, but also on 160 screens across London in partnership with HadsUp!

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. You are welcome to submit works in any medium. (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is OPEN.

DEADLINE:  June 10, 2022

DATES: June 25–21st, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All Mediums 

 

Kingdom Animalia - 2022 (Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Reptiles, Pets)

Exhibizone is pleased to invite you to submit your brilliant art of animals of the world. Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, Reptiles, and Pets are members of the Kingdom Animalia and are welcome to take a stand in Kingdom Animalia international online group exhibition. Win Cash Prizes and Exhibit your Art, July 1-31, 2022. Both representational and abstract artists in any media are welcome. Submitting to this artist call is free of charge, and a small selection fee applies to selected artists only. 

DEADLINE:  June 12, 2022

DATES: July 1-31, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all medium 

 

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

 

 

International 3D Symposium

The World Youth & Culture Foundation seeks 10 student artists for a symposium and exhibition at the Haitai Sculpture Studio near Seoul, South Korea. Participating artists receive $3,000 Scholarship, airfare, accommodation, meals, materials and so on. Juror: Tae-Guen Yang. The International 3D Symposium is an event in which selected students from art colleges over the world can stay and create sculpture together during the symposium to share their know-how in production while experiencing and sharing the culture! Eligibility: Currently attending undergraduate/graduate students majoring in fine art especially 3D arts (sculpture) / Must be able to travel overseas by her/himself. 

DEADLINE: June 17, 2022.

DATES: September 10 & 11, 2022

AWARD INFO:  Over $3,000 in cash awards

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; undergraduate/graduate students majoring in fine art especially 3D arts (sculpture)

 

Denver Chalk Art Festival

The Denver Chalk Art Festival on historical Museum District is a FREE three-day street-painting festival. More than 200 artists spend hours that weekend turning the streets of the golden triangle into a museum of chalk art. Artists, Sponsors and Spectators find it difficult to describe in words the splendid experience that Denver Chalk Art Festival creates.

DEADLINE: June 19, 2022.

DATES: Sept. 3-5, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; only-oil-based soft chalk/pastels

 

SculptFest22 

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest22. 

The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Games, guest curated by sculptor Evan Morse.

Games are usually a form of recreation, a means to play and enjoy oneself. They are often social activities, a way to make new friends and spend time with old ones. They can provoke competition, pitting individuals or teams against each other. Some games involve varying degrees of chance, real or metaphorical rolls of the dice, and some games are entirely skill-based, testing creative and mathematical thinking, such as chess. While some games are entirely mental, others are highly physical. The Olympic Games are an opportunity for athletes to prove themselves at the highest level, and those who are masters at any game can parlay those achievements to real world success.

DEADLINE: June 22, 2022

DATES: September 10 – October 23

FEE: Free

WHO: International; sculptors, installation artists, sound artists, video artists, web-based artists, performance based visual artists, multimedia

 

Diversia - UN Calendar - July 2022

Exhibizone proudly presents the 25th artist call from its well-known international smart online exhibition series, Diversia.

Following UN calendar, Diversia encourages artists to share their art in relation to international events and critical situation recognized by United Nations.

While the subject is free, this month's exhibition focuses on UN calendar in July 2022:

July 03: Stronger Together

July 11: People

July 15: Youth and Skills

July 18: Nelson Mandela

July 20: Moon - Chess

July 25: Drowning

July 28: Hepatitis

July 30: Friendship - Human Trafficking

Submission is Free of charge and a small selection applies to selected artists only.

DEADLINE: June 23, 2022

DATES: July 7–August 7, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; all mediums

 

They Call Us Eve

They call us is a feminist literary magazine accepting submissions for our edition, They Call Us Eve:

From sinful witches to miracle-bearing mothers, women hold an essential role in religious texts. This edition will explore the roles women hold in religions from around the world. We accept analysis, retellings, and creative depictions of how you see these women emboldened in spiritual status. Let’s talk about what Eve started.

DEADLINE: July 4, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture

 

Observica Magazine - Elite Edition 2022

 

Observica contemporary art magazine invites you to submit your original art to get published in the 19th issue of Observica, the Elite Edition 2022.

The magazine will be published in both online and high-quality print-on-demand versions.

Both versions will be released in stylish full-color glossy A4 pages.

Moreover, the magazine is accessible to thousands of art experts, collectors, and art enthusiasts, as well as galleries, museums, and art institutions from over 100 countries.

DEADLINE: July 7, 2022

DATES: July 7–August 7, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: International; All Mediums

 

The Other Art Fair Dallas

The Other Art Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences.

Set against the backdrop of the world’s biggest cities, each of our fairs is different. We combine boundary-pushing yet always accessible artworks from over 100 independent artists like you, with immersive installations, performances and a few curious encounters. The result is an inspiring, evocative, inclusive and fun event that reframes how art can be perceived and creates lasting connections between artists and art lovers.

We’ve been dedicated to representing independent artists since 2011 The Other Art Fair and since then have worked with over 3,000 artists from more than 20 countries. We hosts 11 in-person fairs each year across the UK, US and Australia as well as two virtual Fairs annually.

Now accepting applications for the 4th edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas, happening at Dallas Market Hall October 20-23, 2022. Booth fees start at $1,680 + sales tax for a 16 linear foot space. Application submission is free and acceptance is non-binding. Applications are due by July 24th.

DEADLINE: July 24, 2022

DATES: October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

Pure ART360 Edition 4​

Connecting artists with art lovers worldwide, submissions for ART360 Ed. 4 are now OPEN. Deadline for submissions is 31st July or earlier if maximum 200 entries are received. ART360 is open to artists working in any media including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, mixed media, performance, music and the spoken word.

Now in its 4th edition, ART360 provides a truly immersive 360 degree art experience. It includes exhibitions, digital and physical magazine, awards dinner, Art Fair and live broadcasts. Awards, including residencies, exhibitions and cash will be announced following selection.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2022

DATES: September 1, 2022 - March 1, 2023

AWARD INFO: Awards will include cash, residency and exhibition opportunities

FEE: Free to apply

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

 

Photography — People + Place Exhibition

The Robert T. Wright Gallery at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois is taking submissions for a group photography exhibition titled, People and Place. Five to six artists will be selected for this show held November 22 - December 17, 2022. Each artist will show 8-12 pieces depending on the size of work. Please send a brief introductory email with a link to your work and bio to: com.clcgallery@clcillinois.edu. If selected, work must be hand-delivered to the gallery by November 9, 2022.

DEADLINE: August 31st, 2022

DATES: November 22, 2022 - December 17, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: State (Illinois); Photography 

 

LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2022 – 4TH EDITION

LONDON CONTEMPORARY is an international art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 4th edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

DEADLINE: September 3, 2022

DATES: October 5, 2022 - October 20, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums 

 

They Call Us Murderers

On June 24, 2022, the supreme court overturned Roe v. Wade and limited access to safe healthcare across the country. They call us murderers for making the hard choice of protecting our bodies and futures. There is a myriad of reasons why people might choose to get an abortion, and this edition aims to tell those stories.

We are looking for art and writing submissions for our next edition of the feminist literary magazine, They Call Us: https://www.theycallus.com/

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

The Queen - 2022

In her obituary statement by BBC, Queen Elizabeth II is referred to as "the one constant point in a rapidly changing world", and we could not agree more. During her 70 years of ruling the United Kingdom, she witnessed substantial social and political changes around the world, such as WWII, the fall of the Berlin wall, the European Union, and the Covid Pandemy, and remained intact.

To carve her reign, life and passing in human history through art, Biafarin invites artists, working in any medium, from anywhere in the world, to share their artistic interpretation. The submission and selection are totally free of charge, and selected artists will be showcased in an international online group exhibition, followed by the exhibition catalogue and promotions.

DEADLINE: September 19, 2022

DATES: September 23, 2022 - October 23, 2022.

AWARD INFO: Cash Prizes and more

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; All M

 

2023 Winter Park Paint Out

The Winter Park Paint Out is one of the oldest plein air festivals in the state of Florida. During its 14 year history, 90 different artists have created over 3500 original paintings capturing the beauty and charm of our unique Central Florida community. Of those paintings, approximately 1250 have been purchased by our patrons, sponsors and supporters for a cumulative sales total of approximately $1,000,000.

The Winter Park Paint Out is a JURIED entry event. We encourage all plein air artists to apply and welcome both local, out-of-state, and international participants. Select artists from the 2022 Paint Out will be asked to return based on their number of sales. The remaining spaces are open to any other artists wishing to return in 2023 or to participate for the first time. To be considered for one of these open positions, please complete our online application. There is no application fee.

DEADLINE: November 4, 2022

DATES: April 23, 2023 - April 29, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Painting 

 

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

Smack Mellon Solo Exhibition Proposals

Smack Mellon welcomes proposals from emerging and under-recognized mid-career artists. Proposals will be considered for both Gallery One (the larger front space) and Gallery Two (the smaller back space). For Gallery One we encourage site-specific projects and installations that respond to the unusual architecture of the space. Only artists who do not have commercial gallery representation in New York City will be considered.

DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: Local (New York); All medium

 

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.