Monthly Art Opportunities: The Best Opportunities with September Deadlines

Artwork Archive | August 25, 2020 (Updated April 12, 2021)

The best art opportunities for September are now at your fingertips.

A global pandemic is still at large and though previous commitments may look a little differently, our team set out to find the best opportunities for artists still happening safely in the art world—all with deadlines coming up this month. 

Spend less time searching and more time making art with our September guide full of emergency funding, residencies that are open to the public, and new open calls for artists. 

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 September guide for artists (sorted by those deadlines coming up first).


Artist Grants:

CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grant: Cycle II

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

WHO: Craft artists in the U.S.

AMOUNT: $1,000

DEADLINE: September 9, 2020

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


Wachtmeister Award

The Wachtmeister Award is presented every two years in rotation to a prominent writer, visual artist, or composer whose significant achievement in the arts is widely recognized. This award acknowledges the vital role of the arts in our world, the importance of artists who exemplify excellence in their field, and the necessity of time and space for the creative phase of all artistic work.

WHO: Visual artists worldwide, working in any discipline or in a cross-disciplinary way


DEADLINE: September 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: The award includes: a fully-funded fellowship of up to 30 days (between July 1, 2021 and January 31, 2023) at VCCA’s Mt. San Angelo, an honorarium of $1,000, a reimbursed travel expenses of up to $750. A VCCA residency includes an individual studio, a private bedroom, and meals in a community of over 20 professional writers, visual artists, and composers. Learn more here.


John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

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

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

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

DEADLINE: September 17, 2020

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


Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

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

WHO: Professional artists in the U.S.


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

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



Wales Contemporary

Supported by the Welsh Government, Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is the first art competition dedicated to everything Welsh. Wales Contemporary celebrates all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work that is inspired by Wales, its people, its history, its landscape and its contemporary culture. Artists can win £12,000 in cash prizes and show their work in an exhibition at OXO Tower, in central London, and The Waterfront Galleries, Milford Haven.

WHO: The competition is open to all artists aged 18 and over based in the UK or internationally.

DATES: The Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes exhibition will open at the Waterfront Gallery on Friday 6th November and close on Thursday 26th November 2020. It will then tour to the gallery@oxo from Thursday 25th February to Sunday 7th March 2021.

LOCATION: London, England, and Milford Haven, Wales.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Artists may enter up to three works. The artwork can be 2 or 3-dimensional and in any medium apart from photography or film. For 2-dimensional work, the maximum size limit is 140cm in any dimension. For 3-dimensional work, the maximum size is 50cm in any dimension. There is no minimum size limit. The artwork must be for sale. Sale prices should be inclusive of 30% commission. The artwork must have been made in the last three years. The entry fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two, and £34 for three.


2020 International Photography Competition

Announcing ViewPoint Gallery’s international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax devoted to photography. 12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These 

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: October 2020

LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia

DEADLINE: September 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery. Learn more here.


Strokes of Genius

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites artists to enter this 10th annual all-painting competition. All original 2-D work created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines, will be considered.

WHO: Artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico

DATES: October 30 - November 25, 2020

LOCATION: Annapolis, MD

DEADLINE: September 3, 2020

FINE PRINT: A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. Cash awards total $1,000. Learn more here.

3rd Annual Women Artists Art Competition

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 15th quarterly online art competition. For the 3rd Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field.

WHO: Women artists worldwide

DATES: September 15 - December 14, 2020


DEADLINE: September 5, 2020

FINE PRINT: This is an international open competition so any subject matter and any media is acceptable. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all women artists, over the age of 18, are encouraged to submit their best 2D and 3D representational and non-representational art and photography. Learn more here.


16th “Solo Art Series” – Online Solo Art Exhibition Opportunity

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 16th “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition. This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions. In addition, the gallery will award the next 8 juried artists to be featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.

WHO: All 2D and 3D artists worldwide

DATES: September 15, 2020 - January 14, 2021


DEADLINE: September 5, 2020

FINE PRINT: The gallery encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best abstract or representational art to this competition. There is no theme. Learn more here.


2020 Botanical

Las Laguna Gallery presents 2020 Botanical. For this artist opportunity, the gallery is seeking works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, or succulents.

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

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: September 6, 2020

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


8th Annual 2020 “Figurative/Portrait” Art Competition & Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is proud to announce its 8th Annual “ALL Figurative / Portrait” Online Art Competition. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art related to the "Figurative / Portrait" theme.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online for thirty days immediately following the close of the competition.

WHO: 2D and 3D artists worldwide

DATES: September 9 - October 7, 2020


DEADLINE: September 6, 2020

FINE PRINT: The “Figurative / Portrait” theme is considered to be any art that depicts either actual rendering of a person's face or figure or the depiction of a to be figure, form, and/or face. This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media, and 3D Work. Learn more here.


The Portrait

SE Center for Photography invites photographers to apply for their juried exhibition “The Portrait”. We use portraits as objects of remembrance and reverence, of seduction and glorification. From the keepsakes in lockets as tiny remembrances of love, to the likenesses of leaders meant to inspire and seduce with their power. They can stir, and confront, and drive us to action. Just as they can lull in longing for a time since passed. They act as a mirror in whose reflection we find the inward experiences of ourselves, or as a window from which we look out toward the virtues of another.

WHO: All photographers regardless of location, age, or skill level. 

DATES: November 6 - 27, 2020

LOCATION: Greenville, SC

DEADLINE: September 6, 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. The SE Center for Photography will mat & frame your images at no charge. Learn more here.



ZEST Hall is a virtual gallery hosted by Round Lemon. We aim to contribute even more to the cultural life by organizing an exhibition once every three months. Every show will last for 12 weeks. The purpose of this show is to make a selection of artists from all around the world that associates their practice with Earth, including artworks that conceptualize ethical issues about ecology, climate change (e.g. waste, pollution, recycling, natural resources), animal rights, world cultures, religion and beliefs (e.g. extra-terrestrial), immigration, and human development. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: September 28, 2020 - December 28, 2020


DEADLINE: September 7, 2020

FINE PRINT: Applications are welcome from individual artists, groups of artists, art collectives, etc. (must be at least 18 years old). Artworks are selected based on relevance to the theme, quality, and artistic integrity. Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of work. Learn more here.


Political Discord: Online Exhibition

Though often divisive and inflammatory, we can’t avoid politics in today’s world. The intrinsic beliefs and opinions that shape us as human beings can almost always be seen in a political light. For our show this month, we seek art that expresses all things political, regardless of party or belief systems. This online exhibition hopes to explore our continued political discourse with the use of imagery to make the point of our current state of the nation.

WHO: All artists

DATES: October 1 - November 3, 2020


DEADLINE: September 7, 2020

FINE PRINT: The artwork may be literal of a politician or political issue or opinion, it may be figurative and interpretive. If your work includes commentary about subjects like human rights and immigration, pro-life or pro-choice, gun rights or gun control, animal rights, and environmental issues we would like to see it. Learn more here.


2021 9 for 19 Exhibition

First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “9 for 19” held in our Chelsea Gallery. The show will highlight a select group of nine artists, who will have an exhibition area of approximately 12’ x 12’ of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage. 

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: January 6 - 30, 2021


DEADLINE: September 8, 2020

FINE PRINT: Artists will be required to submit a planned layout before installation and are strongly encouraged to install their own work. Artists with 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space. Learn more here.


Solo Exhibition

All About Photo wants to showcase photography that awakens our imagination, transforms our way of thinking, or simply resonates with who we are. The Solo Exhibition enables you to reach a wider audience through our independent magazine that has become one of the most vibrant portals of photography on the web.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: September 8, 2020

FINE PRINT: The Solo Exhibition competition is open to any category of photography or subject matter. Photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nudes, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art, or documentary photography, the subject doesn't matter, unleash your creativity! Learn more here.


Street Photography 2020

Vivian Maier, an unknown, left behind a treasure of images she took while walking outside on time off. Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Meyerowitz, Arbus, Evans, the list of accomplished street photographers go on. Their work captured a special essence of life, not posed, not set up but there in the streets, yards, avenues, porches... we pass every day. The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers to shoot those street images that set them apart from snapshots. Take your camera or phone outside with you and capture the odd juxtaposition of a passerby and a window decoration, a special look, a special split-second moment of communication, a scene that conveys a message or feeling. 

WHO: Photographers worldwide


DEADLINE: September 9, 2020

FINE PRINT: NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible. Learn more here.


OPA Virtual Convention & Wet Paint Competition

Whether you are a beginning artist or a seasoned professional, join Oil Painters of America for this fun, interactive International Wet Paint Competition uniting artists from across the globe. The following week, OPA will host an online convention with presentations and painting demonstrations that will help you advance your professional development. Registered attendees* will compete for a minimum of $20,000 in cash and merchandise awards. OPA members will vie for awards in both the studio and plein air categories. 

WHO: Oil painters worldwide

DATES: Wet Paint Competition: September 11 & 12, 2020; OPA Virtual Convention: September 17, 18, & 19, 2020


DEADLINE: September 10, 2020

FINE PRINT: International artists who reside outside of North America will compete in a separate international category. *Please Note: Only attendees who have paid the convention registration fee are eligible to participate in the Virtual Wet Paint Sale & Competition. Eligible convention attendees can enter 1 painting in the competition. Please see the new, updated competition rules for the full details. Learn more here.


Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air

Early chemists believed these were the elements of life and reality, and when surrounded by them, it’s not hard to see why. Pieces that involve any of the four elements in any way, by medium or subject, will be eligible for this MFA inaugural online show.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 15 - November 30, 2020


DEADLINE: September 10, 2020

FINE PRINT: A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. Works previously exhibited in a juried show in Curve Gallery are not eligible. Entries are open to all original 2-D or 3-D artwork. Learn more here.


Art Comes Alive

ADC Fine Art proudly sponsors ART COMES ALIVE (ACA), an international, juried fine-art competition and exhibit that awards the best emerging and professional artists. ACA is embarking on its 11th year of helping artists get their work in front of art-industry professionals such as interior designers, art galleries, private art collectors, and corporate collections. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 14, 2020 - January 15, 2021

LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH

DEADLINE: September 11, 2020

FINE PRINT: Each year the art competition gets bigger and better, and this year over $350,000 in awards will be given to artists through gallery contracts, purchase awards, publishing contracts, and more! Learn more here.


90th Annual Juried Open Show

This call for submission is for the National Art League’s juried online-only exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including sculpture. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. 

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: September 12, 2020

FINE PRINT: Photography, film, video, computer art, reproductions (such as giclee, prints) are not acceptable unless used as part of a mixed media artwork or collage. Installation art or performance art is not accepted. No crafts (such as jewelry) or kit work. No size limitations. Artwork previously exhibited in a judged show at the NAL will not be accepted. Learn more here.


Fragments, National Juried Exhibition

“Fragments” brings to mind broken pieces, something incomplete, a small part of something larger or remains when something has been lost or destroyed. We are seeking works ranging from abstract to representational, fantasy to realism, and portraiture to architecture and landscape. Help Arc Gallery shatter traditional boundaries by submitting your imaginative interpretation of “fragments” to this national juried exhibition.

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: November 21 - December 19, 2020

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

DEADLINE: September 14, 2020

FINE PRINT: Categories accepted: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, glass art, and artist book. Learn more here.

Project Studios Art Residency and Solo Exhibition in NYC

The Project Studios Residency is a work-only visual art residency focused on production of new artwork within a very well-equipped suite of studios. The artist or artists chosen for the residency will be awarded a solo exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery in New York City in Spring of 2021. The exhibition will be featured on the PROTO Gallery Artsy page and all social media for PROTO Gallery and PROTO GOMEZ. 

WHO: Artists of all disciplines worldwide.

DATES: November 15, 2020 - January 15, 2021

LOCATION: New York City, New York

DEADLINE: September 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: One to three artists will be selected for the residency and solo exhibitions. There is a $30 entry fee.

TGF Art Challenge to Celebrate Vision

The TGF Art Challenge is raising money to fund sight-saving glaucoma research. Beginning as a virtual gallery of original artworks, it will culminate in a beautiful hardbound art book. As an artist, you can choose to enter the challenge in one of three categories by sending us a digital version of your work – an original photograph, drawing, painting, collage, or sculpture. Your work will come into full resolution in the gallery once donations in your honor reach the entry-level: Young Artists (up to age 18) – $250 in donations brings your work into focus; Amateur Artists – $500 in donations brings your work into focus; Professional Artists – $1,000 in donations brings your work into focus

WHO: Artists willing to donate their work

DATES: August 11 - September 15, 2020


DEADLINE: September 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: At the end of the challenge, the gallery artwork that has gained full support for its category will be turned into a beautiful hardbound book with the top-place work featured on the cover. Artists featured in the book will receive a copy. Every dollar raised through the TGF Art Challenge will support the Foundation’s next research grant cycle in the spring of 2021. Learn more here.


UNMASKED: Portraiture in a Pandemic

In this time of isolation and confinement – when we can often see only a portion of another’s face – ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation are creating this juried exhibition to celebrate faces – and the people behind them. They would also like to examine the ways in which people mask themselves or masquerade. ARC is looking to define this genre as broadly as possible: self, other, representational, abstracted, likeness, current, past, psychological, emotional…

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 28 - December 19, 2020


DEADLINE: September 19, 2020

FINE PRINT: We are interested in all forms of mark-making; and all media are welcome. Learn more here.


Volume 13 Open Call - Publication Opportunity for Emerging Artists

Apply to have your work considered to be published in Volume 13. FOA is a platform dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists and bridging the gap between artists and the art world.

WHO: Artists of all disciplines worldwide

DATES: Volume 13 will release early 2021

LOCATION: Distributed to over 50 galleries, curators, and institutions and online through Amazon and Barnes and Noble

DEADLINE: September 20, 2020

FINE PRINT: Artists can submit up to six works. Accepted artists will have a four-page spread of their work, information, and a short essay written by an art historian. Volume 13 will be juried by Marco Galvan, Alice Bonnot, Camilla Moresi, and FOA staff. Before September 20th there is a submission fee of $25, after September 20th there is a $35 submission fee. Selected artists are responsible for a $75 fee. With this fee, the artists will receive a copy of Volume 12 and help cover distribution fees.


Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 

Now in its 33rd year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolor painting in the UK. Hugely popular with artists, gallery visitors, and readers of The Sunday Times, this art prize celebrates the beauty and diversity of water-based painting. For the first time, the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is going international and is now open to artists from the UK and around the world. With over £10,000 worth of prizes, a national touring exhibition, and exposure in The Sunday Times, this is an opportunity not to be missed for amateur and professional watercolorists.

WHO: Open internationally - creatives of all ages, locations, and inspirations can enter.

DATES: October 2020: exhibition opens at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Basingstoke; January 2021: exhibition opens at the Mall Galleries, London

LOCATION: United Kingdom 

DEADLINE: September 24, 2020

FINE PRINT: Whether they are amateurs or professionals, abstract or figurative painters, contemporary or traditional in style, all artists are invited to enter up to 4 works online. The entry fee is £15 per work. Learn more here.


Magic Hour | Sunrise and Sunset

Swirling vibrant color, muted pastels, or brooding blues, the start and end of each day is truly unique. Dutch Art Gallery invites artists to capture the glorious magic of the sunrise and sunset for this themed show. Share your interpretation of this ever-changing, fleeting moment in time.

WHO: U.S. artists

DATES: November 14 - December 19, 2020


DEADLINE: September 25, 2020

FINE PRINT: Artwork must have been produced in 2019-2020 calendar years, nothing older will be considered. Due to COVID Pandemic, an opening reception may not be possible. If another shelter-in-place is mandated, the show may switch to online only. Learn more here.

10th Annual "Landscapes" Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 10th Annual “Landscapes” Online Juried Art Competition. The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’, scenic vistas, and related landscape subjects.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: September 26, 2020

FINE PRINT: Artists are invited to send the gallery their best representational or abstract art for this 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 this online group art exhibition. Learn more here.


Still Life Art Exhibit

Still Life will be a virtual gallery of contemporary and fine art depicting still life arrangements. All art styles, genres, and media are acceptable.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: September 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: All work must have been completed within the years 2015-2020 and not previously exhibited at any Envision Arts Exhibition. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email [email protected] to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.


Animalia Art Exhibit

Animalia will be a virtual gallery of contemporary and fine art that depicts animals. All art styles, genres, and media are acceptable.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: September 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: All work must have been completed within the years 2015-2020 and not previously exhibited at any Envision Arts Exhibition. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email [email protected] to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.


Amber Art Exhibit

Amber will be a virtual gallery of contemporary and fine art that exemplifies the color orange. All shades and tones of orange are acceptable. Submitted works of art should include 25% or more of the color orange. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 1 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: September 28, 2020

FINE PRINT: Accepting all contemporary and fine art genre photography submissions. All work must have been completed within the years 2015-2020 and not previously exhibited at any Envision Arts Exhibition. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email [email protected] to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.


Shatto Gallery International Photography Awards 2020

Shatto Gallery International Photo Awards (aka SGIPA) recognizes, rewards, and supports outstanding photography from all around the globe. SGIPA introduces talented photographers to the creative community in Los Angeles, United States, providing them an excellent platform to present their work to a new market. 

WHO: Photographers worldwide


DEADLINE: September 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: Winners are selected by our respected jury of photographers and leaders in the photography world and are awarded the SGIPA trophy, $1,000 cash prizes, extensive publicity showcasing their work to an audience, and much more. Learn more here.


Artist Residencies:

Keyholder Printmaking Studio Residency

Lower East Side Printshop, NY, offers emerging artists FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monotype, water-based screenprinting, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

WHO: U.S. artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Emerging artists without a studio are highly encouraged to apply.

DATES: Residencies begin October 2020


DEADLINE: September 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Keyholder Residency includes: 24/7, one-year access to a shared studio with printmaking facilities, $1,000 stipend, free career development workshops and salons, group exhibition opportunities, and consultation hours with Printshop printers. Learn more here.


Artist in the Community Artist-in-Residence

The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for our new social practice artist residency, Artists in the Community, for a residency period beginning in late winter/early spring 2021. The residency program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. Artists in the Community deepens this mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art.

WHO: Artists and small collectives (no more than 3 people) working in any media are eligible to apply.

DATES: Residency begins March/April 2021

LOCATION: Manchester, NH

DEADLINE: September 1, 2020

FINE PRINT: Applicants must demonstrate a history of social engagement in their artmaking practice and production. Successful applicants will develop an innovative project with tangible outcomes that align with the tenets of their own practice, the mission of the museum, and the needs of the community partner(s) with whom they will collaborate.  Learn more here.


Monson Arts Winter/Spring 2021 Residency

Monson Arts’ residency program supports emerging and established artists and writers by providing them time and space to devote to their creative practices. During each of our 2-week and 4-week programs throughout the year, a cohort of roughly 5 artists and 5 writers are invited to immerse themselves in small-town life at the edge of Maine’s North Woods and focus intensely on their work within a creative and inspiring environment.

WHO: Open to anyone at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, writing, and related fields (i.e. audio, video, photography)

DATES: January 31 - February 26, 2021; February 28 - March 26, 2021; or March 28 - April 9, 2021 (2-week session)


DEADLINE: September 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: Residents receive studio space, housing, all meals, and $1,000 stipend ($500 for 2-week residencies). Due to safety protocols in place to continue residencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, program dates may change by one or two days. We will also be placing fewer residents in each session to ensure the safest accommodations possible. Learn more here.


Hambidge Residencies

The oldest residency program in the Southeast, Hambidge provides a self-directed program that honors the creative process and trusts individuals to know what they need to cultivate their talent, whether it’s to work and produce, to think, to experiment or to rejuvenate. Residents’ time is their own; there are no workshops, critiques, nor required activities.

WHO: Creatives worldwide

DATES: February through April 2021


DEADLINE: September 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: Hambidge offers several merit-based Distinguished Fellowships which remove the fees for a two-week residency and provide a $700 stipend. Each resident is given their own private studio which provides work and living space with a bathroom and full kitchen. Learn more here.


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