Each month we seek out and compile the best opportunities for artists. 

Even though we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and previous engagements may be canceled or shifted, our team still went out and found the best competitions, workshops, residencies, and artist grants still going on—all with deadlines coming up this month. 

We continue to work to make it easier for you to find emergency funding, residencies that are open to the public, and new open calls for artists so that you can spend less time searching and more time making art. 

Plus, don't forget to download the Complete Guide to 2020 Artist Opportunities and save a copy of all the best opportunities this year to your desktop. 

Ready to find the next big opportunity for your art business? Check out our August guide for artists (sorted by those deadlines coming up first).


Artist Grants:

TILA Studios COVID-19 Above Four Fund

In an effort to sustain black women’s contributions in the art industry during the COVID -19, TILA Studios is launching a recurring monthly fund beginning at $1,000 to support black women artists nationwide. This fund supports black women who have: experienced a stalled gig or opportunity, lost of income from day job being temporarily closed, stipend for an on-going art project with a specific purpose and direction. We want to sustain our momentum, continue empowering black women and their practice, the only way we do this is if we are the change and the support we want to see.

WHO: Black women artists

AMOUNT: Beginning at $1000

DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: The funding will occur monthly from April 2020 until August 2020. If we continue to witness and experience the economic impact of the COVID-19 we will continue awarding an unrestricted financial award until January 2021. Learn more here.


Betty Bowen Award

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

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

AMOUNT: $15,000 or $2,500

DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

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


The Halstead Grant

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

WHO: Emerging silver jewelry artists

AMOUNT: $7,500

DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

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


Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design

The 2020 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design will recognize an artist with a track record of exemplary work created or produced with intention to advance community, civic, or social good by implementing art-based processes and/or projects that lead to positive change in the built environment of a local community. This includes increasing awareness of issues, promoting dialogue, shifting attitudes, promoting healing, motivating action, or improving conditions of equity, access, and inclusion.

WHO: U.S. artists

AMOUNT: $30,000

DEADLINE: August 14, 2020

FINE PRINT: The Prize recipient will receive a $30,000 cash award that they can use to continue their pursuit of their creative work aligned with goals of creative transformation of the built environment. The recipient will also receive additional financial support that will enable them to access other national opportunities for further learning as well as dialogue and discussion about their work with national leaders in the arts and other allied fields. Learn more here.


Artist Relief Emergency Grants: Cycle V

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

WHO: U.S. artists

AMOUNT: $5,000

DEADLINE: August 20, 2020

FINE PRINT: Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed. The fund will operate through September 2020 and will fund at least 100 artists per week. Learn more here.


Innovate Grants

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards two grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

WHO: Visual artists and photographers worldwide

AMOUNT: $550

DEADLINE: August 25, 2020

FINE PRINT: They believe your work should speak for itself and their grant application reflects that! All they require is name, email, grant category (Art or Photography), 3-5 images of your work, and an application fee of $25. Learn more here.

Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

Queer|Art is pleased to introduce The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists. Developed and named in partnership with Mariette Pathy Allen, Aaryn Lang, and Serena Jara, this new annual $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. 

WHO: Black trans women visual artists

AMOUNT: $10,000

DEADLINE: August 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: Winning artists will receive additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field. Learn more here.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

WHO: U.S. artists affected by COVID-19

AMOUNT: $1,500

DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

FINE PRINT: Artists wishing to apply please see eligibility requirements and the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund application. Learn more here.


August Calls for Art:

Wells Art Contemporary

Wells Art Contemporary is an international visual arts competition created by artists for artists. The awards include £4,500 in cash prizes (approx. €5,000 and $5,700), mentoring, residencies, professional development, and exhibition opportunities in leading galleries in London and the south of England. Based in the UK, Wells Art Contemporary has established a strong reputation in the art world and is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States.

WHO: All mediums are accepted (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, print, etc.). All artists based in the UK or internationally, who are over the age of 18 on the 1st January 2020 are invited to apply. 

VIRTUAL OPENING DATE: September 1, 2020

LOCATION: United Kingdom 

DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Entry Fee is £15 per work or £12 per work for current students. A third party may also submit work on the artists behalf with the full permission of the artist. Learn more here


9th Annual Juried Exhibition

JF Gallery is pleased to announce its 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. This is NOT a Virtual exhibit, this Exhibit will take place at JF Art Gallery. Jury will be looking for technically competent work in all genres and styles. 

WHO: Open to all Established, Mid Career and Emerging Artists in the United States

DATES: September 1 - 25, 2020

LOCATION: West Palm Beach, FL

DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery. Artists may submit one to three pieces of artwork. JF Gallery takes a commission of 35% on all sold artwork during the exhibit. Learn more here.


The Magazine of Contemporary Art

THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS is an online publication covering visual arts from around the world. It is designed to assume an international platform where artists can be connected directly with art professionals, bringing their art to a worldwide viewership of 3.2 billion internet users. The magazine is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming issue from visual artists relating to any medium.

WHO: Artists worldwide


DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Digital images of paintings, drawings, graphic art and 3D installations of any size will be considered without limitations to the artist’s age, nationality, or country of origin. The curated works will be featured in the monthly edition of the magazine. Each month, the artworks and interviews from up to five artists will be displayed in the gallery. Thereafter, the works will be permanently archived in the monthly editions of the magazine. Learn more here.


4th Annual Skies Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 4th Annual Skies online art competition. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: August 5 - September 4, 2020


DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography. All competitions include awards in three categories – “Traditional” Art, “Digital & Photography” and 3-Dimensional Art (if the gallery receives 3D entries). Learn more here.


Online Painting Lessons

Jane Hunt OPA, AIS, has created a unique learning system that combines the best parts of a live painting workshop with the focused tutorial aspect of watching a video. Each session is a carefully curated lesson that’s a mix of step by step painting process, graphics that explain concepts, and video segments so you can actually watch those principles being demonstrated. Each includes an in-depth lesson, video access, Q & A, assignments, and group critique and much more.

WHO: All artists


DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Open to all levels and media. Jane will be leading viewers through the steps of landscape oil paintings, however, most of the concepts and essentials covered apply to all mediums and subjects. Learn more here.



The SE Center is looking for all forms of imagery of the Forsaken, black-and-white and color, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. The Forsaken, places and belongings that once mattered, that have been left behind. Things once being of importance to humans… personal items, homes, special places, letters, etc. Anything that has been left behind or replaced. Any place or property that once had the importance to another. Another approach will be to examine work that pushes the boundaries of the concept, examining things like ownership and subsequent abandonment, rejection of ideas, or ideologies.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: October 2 - 31, 2020

LOCATION: Greenville, SC

DEADLINE: August 2, 2020

FINE PRINT: 35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Learn more here.


2020 Annual International Representational Exhibition

The Annual International Representational Exhibition, hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists is an international juried competition in representational artistic excellence. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 14 - October 4, 2020

LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada

DEADLINE: August 4, 2020

FINE PRINT: Cash prizes are awarded for the top three artists and each exhibiting artist is also featured in a print exhibition catalogue. Learn more here.


8th Annual 2020 “Water/Seascape” Art Competition & Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is proud to announce their 8th Annual “Water/Seascape” Online Art Competition for 2020. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art related to the "Water/Seascape" theme. If the theme or major component of your piece is "Water" it satisfies the theme requirement.  

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: August 11 - September 9, 2020


DEADLINE: August 9, 2020

FINE PRINT: Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience, education in the art field or where they may reside.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online following the close of the competition for thirty days. Learn more here.


The 2nd Half – 50 and Over Show

As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well. This month Las Laguna Gallery will celebrate the talent and wisdom of the artist over 50. They are now accepting submissions of artwork by artists who are 50 years older in age. 

WHO: Artists 50 and older worldwide

DATES: September 3 - 26, 2020

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: August 13, 2020

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context. *Sorry no sculpture, video or jewelry at this time. Note: Our gallery is open to the public now are clients and guests are invited to visit as long as they have proper PPE. Learn more here.


15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to Contemporary Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for representational art in the world.

WHO: All representational artists worldwide

DATES: Jly 13 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: August 14, 2020

FINE PRINT: Categories include: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Still Life, Drawing, Sculpture, Fully From Life, Plein Air Painting, Animals, and a special category for teens. The top award this year is $25,000 for Best in Show and over 140 awards and honorable mentions are being offered. Learn more here.


Exhibition Opportunity at New Public Sculpture Park

Price Sculpture Forest is reaching out to sculptors who would like to publicly exhibit your outdoor work for sale or otherwise for public exhibition at this exciting and beautiful new upcoming sculpture park. For early participants, we are offering zero commission (100% to artist), marketing of your work, and no jury submission fee. We are also allowing early participants to choose your own desired best location for your sculpture within the park.

WHO: Public artists

LOCATION: Coupeville, WA

DEADLINE: August 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: We are opening with two initial focus themes: Nature Nurtured (evoking natural elements, ecosystems, wildlife, or our interaction with those) and Whimsy Way (bring on the fun factor with unusual, humorous, or “cool”). Selection is based on the quality of sculptures and relevance to either of the two opening themes. The park is currently under active construction. We are providing advance personal tours for interested sculptors. Learn more here.

Flora: The Other Endangered Species

This juried call for art seeks art forms of all media that consider native plants that are currently threatened or endangered. Biodiversity is important to the health of the region we live in. Replanting after wildfires whether around homes, towns, parks or forests is needed. This online exhibition can help bring awareness and knowledge of plants, plant life cycles and how to use them effectively in our lives.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 5 - 25, 2020


DEADLINE: August 16, 2020

FINE PRINT: All media is eligible. Due to fluctuating COVID-19 Guidelines for Butte County, the exhibit may be online only. Learn more here.


Art Dash 2020

In 2020, artists need our support more than ever. Beacon Gallery is producing a one-night-only event to directly provide support to visual artists from sales of their work. Gallery Owner and Director, Christine O’Donnell, is hosting a juried exhibition of small works called “Art Dash” where artists will receive 100% of the sales.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATE: December 19, 2020


DEADLINE: August 16, 2020

FINE PRINT: All work will be priced at $100 each. This is a true pop-up event from 6-9pm with a preview during the day from 12-6pm; sales will begin promptly at 6pm. Gallery visitors will take work right off the walls and take it home on the spot. Learn more here.


Curiocity Brisbane

Expressions of Interest are now open until 20 August 2020 for large-scale, interactive physical and digital installations that reflect the intersection of art, science and technology. These 'Curiocities' will be exhibited at public spaces in Brisbane.

WHO: This is a global call-out to creators and makers, artists, engineers, and architects. 

DATES: March 12 - 28, 2021

LOCATION: Brisbane, Australia

DEADLINE: August 20, 2020

FINE PRINT: Financial support available. Individuals, collectives or organizations may submit an EOI. Learn more here.


EAT! 2020

J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its EAT! online juried art exhibition. Food is essential to our survival. It is also one of the great pleasures in life. It’s no surprise then that fruit, vegetables, meat, and drink have been common motifs in painting and sculpture from the Roman-era until today. For this competition, artists were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of food and eating. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: August 28 - September 28, 2020


DEADLINE: August 21, 2020

FINE PRINT: The artwork varied from realism to surrealism to abstraction. Acceptable mediums: Painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, photography, mixed media and digital art. Learn more here.


Inspired By: Iconic Images Re-Imagined

The Kay Daugherty Gallery at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will showcase artworks that reinvent and reconsider recognizable works of art and popular culture icons through a contemporary lens. Artists are encouraged to submit works that speak to contemporary culture, current events, or envision the “new normal.” We seek art that pushes beyond the derivative and creates something compelling, authentic, and telling of the world we live. 

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: October 9, 2020 - January 24, 2021

LOCATION: Solomons, MD

DEADLINE: August 23, 2020

FINE PRINT: These re-imagined works can include unique reinterpretations of recognizable art or visual culture, or simply have a familiar style, subject, or composition. All media welcome; small to large-scale works; indoor and outdoor works; cash awards will be presented. Learn more here.


4th Annual "Patterns, Textures & Forms" Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 4th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Juried Art Competition. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s September 2020 online group art exhibition. Artists are invited to submit their best representational or abstract art.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 1 - 30, 2020


DEADLINE: August 27, 2020

FINE PRINT: Entry fee amount: $14.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Students are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition. Learn more here.


Call for Entry - OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will be holding its Eastern Regional Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings. Approximately 15 awards will be given with a total value estimated of $15,000 in cash & merchandise. 

WHO: OPA member living in the Eastern Region of the U.S. or Canada 

DATES: November 20 - December 19, 2020

LOCATION: Charleston, SC

DEADLINE: August 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: To enter, artists must reside in the Eastern Region of the U.S. or Canada and be a paid 2020 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. Learn more here.


Architecture Art Exhibit

Architecture will be a virtual gallery of contemporary and fine art that explores architecture; to include but not limited to: buildings, skyscrapers, hardscapes, engineered structures, vintage, abstract or modern architecture or architecture found in nature. The theme is open for artist interpretation.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 1 - 30, 2020


DEADLINE: August 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, pottery/vessels, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, collage, metalwork, jewelry design, fiber/textile art, woodwork, contemporary craft, soft sculpture, and weaving/tapestry. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.


Beyond Art Exhibit

Beyond will be a virtual gallery of contemporary and fine art that exemplifies mystery, intrigue, charade; the enigma, the mythical, the afterlife, deep space, etc. The theme is open for artist interpretation.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 1 - 30, 2020


DEADLINE: August 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: Accepting all contemporary and fine art genre photography submissions. There is a $10 (USD) non-refundable/non-transferable fee, for up to six images. Learn more here.


Focus III Photography Exhibit

Focus III will be Envision Art’s third installment of contemporary and fine art photography. All submitted works must include at least one photograph. Eligible media include, but are not limited to: digital photography, film photography, instant film photography, mobile photography, street photography, micro / macro photography, mixed media using photographs, assemblage using photographs, digital art using an original digital photograph, collage using photographs, jewelry design using photographs, contemporary craft, image transfers, works of art containing vintage photograph/ephemera and original video/film stills. 

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: September 1 - 30, 2020


DEADLINE: August 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.



artlessBastard Gallery is calling for 2D and 3D works of art, in all mediums - excluding performance art - for our Celestial group show. Submit your artwork that is inspired by and showcases the sky above us. Think stars, clouds, sunsets, sunrises, planets, and more! The main theme of your artwork should include this concept.

WHO: All artists

DATES: September 17 - October 17, 2020


DEADLINE: August 29, 2020

FINE PRINT: Real and or imaginary, abstract or realistic. A $30 submission fee will be charged for up to two submissions. Learn more here.


Francis Thompson Selects

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for Francis Thompson Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by Francis Thompson, Art Program Project Manager at JLL, a contemporary corporate art collection installed within office buildings throughout North America.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: October 17 - November 28, 2020


DEADLINE: August 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: APG offers need-based Scholarships for all of our exhibitions that will cover the submission entry fee. Don’t let a lack of funds prevent you from sharing your vision with the world. Learn more here.


2020 Art Challenge Competition & Show

The Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide a classical education in the visual arts using traditional teaching methods and mentoring, by which artists refine their talents and develop practical skills. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works of newly painted artwork with the Challenge theme of “A Sense of Place”.

WHO: Painters and drawers

DATES: September 30, 2020 - October 14, 2020

LOCATION: Wethersfield, CT

DEADLINE: August 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: Before mediums and methods, artists are encouraged to plan the meaning of their painting. Challenge the viewer to read your painting at a deeper level. An evening discussion on this will be planned. So the Challenge is to paint an artwork that reflects a specific place in location, time, issues and signators of that time. The interpretation can be in the form of a landscape, portraiture, or still life. Learn more here.


2020 Firehouse Art Center Call For Artists

The Firehouse Art Center is now accepting applications for their 2021 exhibition calendar. Our exhibitions committee consists of artists, art administrators, business professionals, curators and art collectors. Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals from established and emerging artists in all mediums. 

WHO: Artists in the U.S.


LOCATION: Longmont, CO

DEADLINE: August 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: Covid-19 information: The Firehouse is open for the summer to a limited number of visitors at a time, masks required. While we are experiencing some adjustments, and things are changing all the time, we are completing our exhibitions schedule as planned this year and will continue into 2021. Learn more here.


3D Digital Contest

Sacrebleu LLC is encouraging fresh thinking and innovators, old school designers and ok boomers, your dad and your nephew just graduated to middle school… to try to win $400. So, if you think that you can craft a 3D object sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness, apply right away. Let your creativity flow give you some rewards!

WHO: All interested professional or amateur artists, graphic designers, illustrators, architects or anyone able to build a digital object on 3D, are eligible to submit work

DATES: July 1 - August 31, 2020


DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

FINE PRINT: Technical requirements: Low-poly 3D objects – Any format accepted, but the format MUST be readable by Blender 2.82. Learn more here.


Artist Residencies:

NPAF Artist Residency at Gettysburg National Military Park 

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

WHO: Artists and veterans


LOCATION: Gettysburg National Park, PA

DEADLINE: August 6, 2020

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


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

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

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 8 - November 5, 2021


DEADLINE: August 15, 2020

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


Governor’s Island Artist Residency

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is excited to spearhead a new initiative with the Trust for Governors Island (TGI) and numerous Island-based organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating impacts across the NYC cultural landscape. Under the Governors Island Residency Initiative, participating organizations will reposition indoor spaces on the Island historically used for exhibitions and public programming as residencies or work spaces for artists and other members of the City’s cultural community for approximately three months in 2020. 

WHO: The Governors Island Residency Initiative endeavors to support artists, writers, cultural workers, creative practitioners living and working across New York City's five boroughs.

DATES: Residencies begin on a rolling basis in early September through early December 2020


DEADLINE: August 6, 2020

FINE PRINT: LMCC will transition a significant portion of the Arts Center at Governors Island's facilities to accommodate between 12–15 artists and/or small arts groups as a part of this open call. Please note that this open call is meant specifically to apply for a work space based at LMCC’s Arts Center and not any of the other affiliated organizations’ houses on the Island. Learn more here.


The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program

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

WHO: Artists worldwide

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

LOCATION: North Adams, MA

DEADLINE: August 8, 2020

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


Oak Spring Garden Foundation Residency

In 2021 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will host five separate five-week interdisciplinary residencies. Each session is designed to support eight artists who are pursuing work inspired by plants, gardens and landscapes. The goal of this residency program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their own creative projects alongside other residents who may be examining the natural world from different perspectives. 

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

DATES: See website for session dates

LOCATION: Upperville, VA

DEADLINE: August 12, 2020

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


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