The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in August 2023

Paige Simianer | July 17, 2023

Artwork Archive's August guide for all the best artist grants, artist residencies, and juried shows is here! 

We sought out and compiled the best artist grants, exhibitions, and residencies with deadlines coming up this month—so you can save the endless hours searching online and instead put that valuable time toward applying. We pulled some of our favorite possibilities with August deadlines, so you can start applying to the calls that will help your art business flourish.

Remember that you can now add a deadline to your Schedule on Artwork Archive so you can stay on top of your game! Click the 'add to schedule' button under a call you want to save. You'll be redirected to the call on our 2023 Artist Opportunity Guide where you can add that opportunity directly to your schedule.

Don't forget to check back often as we update the guide as we learn about new opportunities. Plus, follow us on Instagram or join our weekly newsletter to get up-to-date reminders! 

Ready to find the perfect opportunity for your art business? Check out the August guide for artists below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first), then read on to learn how to make sure you’re ready to hit “send” as soon as these opportunities arise.


Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund

Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide support to the creative work of mid-career (aged 35 and older) visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment, development, and quality in their work. A.R.T.'s focus is on visual artists who live in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) and in the towns in NY that are part of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's catchment area as of 2015.

Since 1996, annual contributions to A.R.T. have made the grant awards possible. Now the A.R.T. Fund is building an endowment so that its work can continue in perpetuity. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the A.R.T. Endowment.

Applications for an unrestricted fellowship are invited from individual artists (painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, and artists using mixed media) who have demonstrated financial need. The fellowships may support any expense that enhances the artist's ability to create his/her work such as supplies, materials, equipment, rent, travel, residencies, etc.

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $1,000 to $10,000

WHO: Regional (New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT); Photography, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


Betty Bowen Award

Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the 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. The award is open to visual artists in all media working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023


AWARD INFO: $15,000

WHO: Regional (Artists working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho); All mediums 

Art and Change Grant 

Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change Grant provides grants of up to $2,500 to fund art for social change projects by women, trans, and/or gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia. The program is open to applicants working in any medium and must have a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way).

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023


AWARD INFO: up to $2,500

WHO: Local (Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); All Mediums 


Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant

Northwest Film Forum’s Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant is a project-based award that provides $25,000 to an individual woman, nonbinary, and/or transgender US filmmaker, age 39 or older, who is working on their first narrative feature as a director.

This grant seeks to recognize a film director for their distinct vision, storytelling, and singularity.

In 2020, The Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant was established by Northwest Film Forum alongside Duplass Brothers Productions, and with major support from COLOR and Eliza Flug, to honor Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who passed away on May 16th, 2020. Lynn Shelton often spoke of feeling inspired after seeing filmmaker Claire Denis speak at Northwest Film Forum and learning that Denis did not make her first feature until age 40. Shelton went on to make her own first feature film (We Go Way Back) at the age of 39. In the years since, she built a prolific canon of feature and television work and made an indelible mark on the landscape of American cinema.

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply  

AWARD INFO: $25,000

WHO: National (U.S.)Women, nonbinary, and/or transgender filmmakers age 39 or older.; Filmmakers 


Artist Entrepreneurial Grant

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ Artist Entrepreneurial Grant program supports opportunities that will benefit artists’ careers, including the development of business skills, participation in programs to raise the level and quality of their art, and participation in programs that will bring their art to the widest possible markets.

 DEADLINE:  August 4, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply  

AWARD INFO:  $250 - $1,000

WHO: State (New Hampshire); All Mediums 


Artists in Business Leadership Fellowship


First Peoples Fund (FPF) supports culture bearers & artists to be self-determined. We recognize them as the threads that sustain the cultural fabric of a community. They are holistic leaders and knowledge carriers that seek and share knowledge and skills; inspire and motivate others; and support themselves and their families. FPF's fellowships support these goals and strengthen the Collective Spirit® of culture bearers and artists.

The program's purpose is to develop independent, satisfied, and credible Native artist entrepreneurs who are generous in spirit. Through the Artist in Business Leadership Program artists get the technical support, professional training, and working capital they need to pursue arts business development goals for themselves and their families as they seek to start or grow a thriving arts business.

This is a one-year program and we expect that your application clearly details your proposed project within a one-year timeframe.

DEADLINE:  August 8, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply  

AWARD INFO$7,500-$10,000

WHO: National (U.S.) must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state-recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian; All Mediums 


McMillen Artist Community Fellowship

The Robert B. McMillen Foundation Artist Community Fellowship program is designed to support visual artists of Washington State looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals.

DEADLINE:  August 9, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply  

AWARD INFO:  $10,000 and $5,000 

WHO: State (Washington); All Mediums 


Cultural Capital Fellowship

First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital Fellowship provides a $10,000 grant for Native artists interested in community outreach and cultural preservation. Additionally, fellows receive technical support and professional training to start or grow their arts business and continue their essential work in their communities.

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $7,500 - $10,000

WHO: National (Applicants must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendant of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian)L All Mediums 

Werner Fenz Grant for Art in Public Space

Interdisciplinary contemporary arts festival steirischer herbst and the city of Graz, Austria, have launched a 17,000 € grant for art in public space that targets national and international projects addressing the cultural and political context of Graz. Projects can deal with economic, political, social, ecological, architectural, or urban development issues.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: 17,000 €

WHO: International; Public Art 


2023 American Art Awards Juried By America's 20 Best Galleries & Museums

American Art Awards announces a call to artists for an online exhibition. $5,000 in prizes, your image and info to 20 galleries/museums, 80 articles showing winning work. Juried by 20 Of USA's Best Galleries & Museums. Anyone in any country can enter. 50 Categories to enter: Painting, sculpture, photography, digital, oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, realism, impressionism, naïve, abstract, expressionism, human figure, animal, landscape, fantasy, surrealism, pop, portrait, self-portrait, political, erotic, cubism, floral, humor, spiritual... $25 entry fee. Deadline: August 30, 2023

DEADLINE:  August 30, 2023


AWARD INFO: $5,000 in prizes, your image and info to 20 galleries/museums, 80 articles showing winning work.

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


Women In Art - $1,000 award

FREE Entry! We invite all aspiring and established women artists to participate in our free-to-enter art competition. Showcase your unique artistic vision and apply for a chance to win the prestigious $1,000 first prize.

Deadline Aug. 30, 2023. Early applications encouraged: All applications received by August 11th will automatically be shortlisted as finalists to be included in the online exhibition and considered for awards.

All mediums and styles are acceptable.

DEADLINE:  August 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $1,000 first prize, plus runner up, merit prizes, & honorable mentions.

WHOInternational; All Mediums


Quilts = Art = Quilts 2023

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.
Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.
This year's Jurors are Chawne Kimber and Irene Roderick.

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023

DATES: October 28, 2023 - January 7, 2024


AWARD INFO: Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show

LOCATION: Auburn, New York

WHOInternational; Quilts, Textile Arts 


OPEN CALL “Beneath the Horizon” and “Cosmic Bodies”

Cosmic Bodies & Beneath the Horizon is a dual group show organized by 2023 CalArts REEF artists-in-residence, Caleb Craig and Dongpu Ling.

Beneath the Horizon is a group exhibition merging the coastal diving community and emerging artists in order to explore the ocean as a vital part of our ecosystem. We are challenging artists to reflect on the ocean’s significance in providing food and resources and the implications of continuing our current environmental policies worldwide. We encourage artists to consider the impact of climate change and other environmental factors on the ocean, as well as the effects of human behavior on the ocean and marine life. This exhibition aims to use art as a tool to inspire and encourage viewers to reflect on our relationship with the ocean and the potential ways art might be used to mitigate the serious implications of continuing with our current environmental policies worldwide.

Cosmic Bodies is an exhibition inviting artists to respond to the body as cosmic – defined in Legacy Russell’s “Glitch Feminism” as “infinitely vast”. We challenge artists to submit work that considers bodies that encrypt, stitch, camouflage, and defy boundaries. We encourage artists to consider various ways of tracing, representing, erasing, choreographing, and exploring human and more than human bodies. We invite work dealing with microscopic and macroscopic body ecologies, traces, paradoxes, points of contact, and porosity.

Selected works will be exhibited at The Reef, Maker City LA in October, 2023. We are looking for works demonstrating high creativity, technical skill, and conceptual depth. Please note that all works must be original and created within the last two years.

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023

DATES: October 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

WHO: International; All Mediums 


September Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our September Group Art Show.
The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.

This group art show is open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery will jury 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show.

DEADLINE:  August 1, 2023

DATES: August 30, 2023 - September 28, 2023


LOCATION: Kansas City, Missouri

WHO: National; All Mediums


Summer issue "South" - Cover Art, Visual Art

We're excited to open submissions for our summer issue "SOUTH". The issue will contemplate all aspects of "south," from the physical to the metaphysical. We look forward to viewing your work!

Submissions will also be considered for publication as our online feature of the day

Submit up to 6 pieces; can be uploaded as separate files (.jpg, .png)

All artwork must be original.

Please include: 1) Image title, 2) Date, 3) Medium, 4) Dimensions

- Artists retain all rights

- We encourage simultaneous submissions (please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere)

- We consider previously published material; please label it as such

We particularly welcome submissions from traditionally marginalized voices, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and the neurodivergent

We do not currently pay our contributors; we hope to in the future

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023


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


2023 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition is sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS), founded in 1885.
This exhibit of watermedia is open to all artists residing in the Mid-Atlantic states (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC) and all BWS signature members regardless of residence. Entries must be original watermedia paintings completed in the last 5 years (detailed criteria apply).
Location: Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion Galleries, 311 and 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Eligibility Info

Open to artists living in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia. Artists must be 18 years of age or older; Watercolor

DEADLINE: August 2, 2023

DATESOctober 6, 2023 - January 15, 2024

ENTRY FEE: $35 ($30 for BWS members using provided coupon code; $20 for art students meeting criteria using provided coupon code)

AWARD INFO: Gold Medal $1,500; Silver Medal $1,200; Bronze Medal $1,000; Last year's awards totaled more than $15,000.

LOCATION: Gaithersburg, Maryland

WHO: Regional (Open to artists living in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia); Painting



Lost and Found: Juried Photography Exhibition

Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan, is now accepting submissions for the exhibition Lost and Found: Juried Photography Exhibition.
Great Lakes Artists are invited to submit original works of art for the juried exhibition: Lost and Found: Juried Photography Exhibition.
Crooked Tree Arts Center is seeking photographic works that reflect the theme: “Lost and Found.” Selected artworks may relate to this theme broadly and in many ways. Possible approaches include artworks documenting found objects or places, recovering lost narratives, or new revelations and discoveries. Alternative, creative, and experimental approaches to the theme are welcome.
This opportunity is open to still photographic and photography-related works; Mixed media works are eligible but we can not accommodate video works for this exhibition. Work must be original and must have been completed in the past five years.
This opportunity is open to US artists 18 and older.

DEADLINE: August 4, 2023


AWARD INFO: $1,000 in prizes

LOCATION: Petoskey, Michigan

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


Best of the East Coast - 2023

For our September 2023 exhibition, we are looking to showcase a wide range of work by powerful emerging and established artists with Best of the East Coast 2023. This juried visual art exhibition seeks to highlight the unique styles of artists within this region of the country to art lovers and collectors alike. Works of any physical medium are eligible, further info in call details. Artists on the east coast and neighboring states are eligible.

This will be a physical visual art exhibit located in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. All United States artists are eligible. The show will be September 2023 at 311 Gallery, located at 311 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC. Best in show and audience’ choice prizes will be awarded, which entails a $200 value print package from our printing studio for items such as gicleé prints, stickers or other items.

DEADLINE: August 4, 2023

DATES: September 1—29, 2023


LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina

WHO: National (U.S.); All mediums except video and sound art


The New Artist | 5th Edition | Call For Artists

Join The New Artist 5th Edition - Reflecting Our Changing World.

In the past century, humanity has leapt from the moon landing to the rise of social media, from the defense of human rights to the birth of new art forms. We're living in an era of accelerated change that requires us to transcend, adapt, and redefine.

You, as artists, are our eyes in the storm, our pioneers and truth-seekers. You turn challenges into inspiration, question the status quo, and manifest the soul of our era.

Our upcoming exhibition offers you a stage to reflect the pulse of our rapidly changing world. The goal is to understand current trends in contemporary art and foster a dynamic conversation between you, the artists, and your audience.

DEADLINE: August 5, 2023

DATES: August 11, 2023 - August 16, 2023

ENTRY FEE: free to apply; selection fee applies

WHO: International; All Mediums 


The University of Southern Mississippi National Juried Painting Exhibition, 2023

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 2023 National Juried Painting Exhibition. Artists are invited to submit entries of original works created within the past five years.

DEADLINE: August 5, 2023

DATES: October 9 - November 3, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash prizes 

LOCATION: Mississippi 

WHO: National (U.S.); Painting


[untitled] 3, a juried exhibition

[untitled] 3- a juried exhibition, will again exhibit works of art from a variety of mediums. This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 years of age and over. All works must be original and be for sale (40% commission). The cost is $35.00 for up to 3 submitted pieces. [untitled] 3 has no theme criteria for submissions. $1000.00 award will be given for the Best of Show plus many other monetary awards. Athens Arts Gallery is located in friendly, historic downtown Crawfordsville, Indiana. Crawfordsville is a community that enthusiastically supports the arts. Athens Arts would be happy to see what all artists have to offer. Apply to be pART of a unique gallery exhibition in Indiana.

DEADLINE: August 6, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

AWARD INFO: $1,000

LOCATION: Crawfordsville, Indiana

WHO: International; All Mediums 


Little Lush

This juried exhibition is open nationally to all emerging and established ceramics artists who create functional small ware in a variety of artistic expressions.  All entries must be original and completed within the last two years.  Size may not exceed 12” x 12” x 12”

LITTLE LUSH provides an opportunity to feature your best pieces to influential collectors in a world class gallery in Palm Beach County, Florida, prior to the holiday season.  

Artists selected for this exhibition will be juried by a panel of nationally recognized ceramics artists.

DEADLINE: August 7, 2023

DATES:  September 7—December 2, 2023


AWARD INFO: cash awards 

LOCATION: Palm Beach County, Florida

WHO: National, Ceramics 


Kokomo Sculpture Walk 2023-2025 Exhibit

The City of Kokomo invites you to participate in our 2023-2025 juried, on-loan, outdoor sculpture exhibit in downtown Kokomo, Indiana. Selected artists must be willing to enter into a 2 year Art Loan Agreement with the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance and will be awarded an honorarium of $2000 per piece. Kokomo Indiana is located in north central Indiana just 45 minutes from Indianapolis with a vibrant and growing arts community. The sculptures will be installed on concrete sculpture platforms or on grassy areas in beautiful downtown Kokomo along the Kokomo Riverwalk and the Industrial Heritage trail. This exhibit will be on display from September 2023 through August 2025.

DEADLINE: August 8, 2023

DATES: September 2023- August 2025


AWARD INFO: Budget: $2,000/sculpture; 9 Sculpture Exhibit

LOCATION: Kokomo, Indiana

WHO: National (U.S.); Sculpture


Call for Art: “Adornment”

What does what we wear say about who we are or who we want to be? We invite artists to celebrate and examine how adornment is part of our daily lives, history, culture, theatre, festivals, and self-expression.
Eligible Media: All 2D and 3D art, including and not limited to: fine art jewelry; fashion and street photography; costume design; millinery; tattoo art; headdresses; depictions of garments and other fashion-related content rendered in painting, illustration, digital art and other 2D media; sculpture; art dolls; and other 2D and 3D media.

DEADLINE: August 9, 2023

DATES: September 14, 2023 - November 17, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Round Rock , Texas

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums (Open to all U.S. based artists but the artwork MUST be hand delivered to the gallery in Round Rock, Texas)



DEFINE ART GALLERY announces their [VERY FIRST, VERY FRESH] International Juried Art Competition Exhibition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the theme [FRESH – Everyone has to start somewhere] for juried inclusion in the exhibition. Many types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, and mixed media. (Sorry no video, or installation artwork) The theme of this international juried art competition is [FRESH] (EVERYONE HAS TO START SOMEWHERE). All subjects that can be interpreted as [FRESH] are welcome under this category. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation. Natural and artificial subject matters, as well as representational and abstract concepts will be considered. Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to participate in any of our art competitions and exhibitions.

DEADLINE: August 10, 2023

DATES: September 1, 2023 - October 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

AWARD INFO: (1) BEST OF SHOW Prize Award | $200 USD (1) Runner-Up Prize Award | $150 USD (2) Merit Prize Award | $100 USD (3) Honorable Mention Award (certificate awards

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

The Beauty Of Still Life

Decagon Gallery seeks entries for an online photography exhibition, September 1-30. $300 for First Place. Juror: John Manno. This exhibition invites you to explore the beauty and artistry of still life photography. Photographers must be over the age of 18. $20 for five images. $4 for each additional image. 

DEADLINE: August 10, 2023

DATES: September 1-30



WHO: International; Photography 


Whatcom Museum – Bellingham National Juried Exhibition

Guest juried by Grace Kook-Anderson of the Portland Art Museum, this year’s theme is Acts of Healing and Repair. Exhibition dates: Nov 12– Feb 25.

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES: November 12—February 25

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for three samples

AWARD INFO: 1st $2,500 and solo exhibition; 2nd $1,500; 3rd $1,000; Popular Award $500

LOCATION: Bellingham, WA

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


Silverwood Park CALL FOR ART: Drift

Silverwood Park invites artists who are at least 18 years old to submit work to be considered for a juried exhibition Drift. Juror: Tess Beck. Deadline: August 12, 2023.
Description of Exhibition
Monumental sand dunes, boats on the water, smoke from wildfires, displacement due to environmental crisis… We observe constant states of drift, some exacerbated by human activity. The word drift refers to movement driven by an outside force. What does it mean to be moved or carried without guidance or control? When we drift, we are reminded of our ability to adapt, change, and intervene. Engaging with environmental challenges provides an opportunity to refresh our perspective and curiosity and set our course. We invite artists to submit work that explores drift as it relates to the natural world.
Work can be 2-D or 3-D, representational or abstract. 3-D work must fit on a 15” x 15” pedestal or be freestanding or suspended.=

DEADLINE: August 12, 2023

DATESOctober 12, 2023 - November 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

WHO: National (U.S); All Mediums 


Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley!

Tubac Center of the Arts is pleased to present Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley!; a regional juried exhibition recognizing and celebrating the national designation of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. Artwork should reflect the themes of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area’s eleven interpretive storylines that characterize the Desert Abundance and Cultural Encounters of this desert frontier – Sonoran Desert, sky islands and desert seas, streams in the desert, bird habitat and migration corridors, Native American lifeways, the Spanish and Mexican frontier, desert farming, ranching traditions, mining booms, military posts, and U.S.-Mexico border culture – that together form a unique and distinctive landscape.

DEADLINEAugust 13, 2023

DATES: September 22, 2023 - November 12, 2023


AWARD INFO: $1,000+ cash prizes

LOCATION: Santa Cruz County, Arizona

WHO: Regional (Open to all artists residing in Santa Cruz and Pima counties in Arizona); All Mediums


Excessive Measures

Dripping. With. Excess... Excessive Measures that is. We are looking for multi-faceted work that explores those times where things go over the line. Way over the line... artwork could be over the top, gaudy, rude, flashy, disproportionately-sized, and mouthy, in-your-face, pissed off as hell at the world, climb to the rooftop of the building and scream. When people say things like "follow best practice", and used other dumbed down language, does this make you cringe inside? Do you dislike monotony and plain grey rooms? Just know you're not alone, this show can help. It's time to let it all out.

We accept artwork from any medium*, including Student, Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should follow and/or challenge the theme of the exhibit, can be evocative, and above all, should be attractive for audiences and collectors. Sculptural and 3D works are encouraged to apply.

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to a diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events.

Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists except those working with photography, digital art, or video art.

DEADLINE: August 13, 2023

DATES: July 15, 2024 - August 20, 2024


LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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


ArtsThrive - 33rd Annual Art Exhibition and Benefit


The 33rd ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit is a juried exhibition and sale hosted by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and held at the Albuquerque Museum. The exhibition will be on view to the public March 17– April 14, 2024.

Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists except New Media/Film/Sound Art

DEADLINE: August 13, 2023

DATES: March 17, 2024 - April 14, 2024

ENTRY FEE: $25.00

LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Art St. Louis XXXIX, The Exhibition

Art Saint Louis presents “Art St. Louis XXXIX, The Exhibition,” our 39th annual exhibition highlighting original artworks by STL regional artists. This is a non-thematic all media juried exhibition open to works in all subjects, themes, styles, techniques. Open to artists 18 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Limit 5 works created 2019—2023. Juror: artist Igor Karash. All exhibition rules listed in prospectus. Non-refundable entry, so please read rules of exhibition before entering. Deadline to enter: August 14, 2023. Presented in the Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis November 11-December 14, 2023.

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

DATES: November 11, 2023 - December 14, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $25.00

LOCATION: Saint Louis, Missouri

WHO: Regional (All Mediums); Open to all artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis


A Normal Day: Celebrating the Ordinary

Capture and celebrate the makings of an ordinary day and submit your best works to A Normal Day: Celebrating the Ordinary.

Whether it's the morning light shining through your window, the steam rising from your coffee cup, or the smile of a loved one, there is beauty to be found in the everyday moments of our lives. This contest is a chance to showcase your ability to capture that beauty through your art. Whatever it is, we want to see how you can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.

All subjects, styles and mediums are welcome.

20% of exhibit proceeds benefit Prevention Works, which has served Chautauqua County, NY for over 30 years and offers a variety of programs and services to promote healthy decision-making among youth and adults alike.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023

DATES: September 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $30 for up to 3 entries

AWARD INFO: Best in Show (Cash Prize), Awards of Distinction, Artist's Choice, Peoples' Choice

WHO: International; All Mediums except video/sound art


Lore Degenstein Gallery's 14th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition

This is a juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), who are over the age of 18, working in painting, drawing, printmaking, or fiber.

This year's juror is Nicole M. Santiago. She holds a BFA in studio art from Indiana University and an MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Professor of Art at the College of William and Mary, where she teaches life drawing, drawing, color theory, and 2D design.

Santiago's works consist of semi-autobiographical paintings, drawings, and prints portraying mundane domestic scenes. However, she hints at a more expansive narrative, thinly veiled by the everyday detritus that clutters her painted spaces.

During her career, Santiago has exhibited widely, showing in nearly 140 exhibitions. Her works have been reproduced in many art publications, including The Artist's Magazine, Art New England, INPA (International Painting Annual), and Fine Art Connoisseur. She is the recipient of full-fellowship residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and the Ballinglen Artist Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland. Most recently, Santiago was awarded first prize at the Bethesda Painting Awards in Bethesda, MD.

Santiago will attend the exhibition's opening reception on Saturday, October 28, to give remarks and select prize winners

DEADLINE: August 20, 2023


AWARD INFO:  Best of Show - $2,500 Second Prize - $1,500 Third Prize - $1,000 Fourth Prize - $750 Fifth Prize - $500

LOCATION: Pennsylvania

WHO: National;  two-dimensional figurative artists 


Growth: Art in Flight 2023

We live in a rapidly changing world, from technology to our physical environments, it can feel daunting to try to keep up.  For this exhibition, we ask artists to meditate on themes of change through a hopeful lens. Artists are asked to create work that explores ideas of growth, progress, and resilience. Artworks can represent the artist’s personal self-growth or images that relate to growth they see in the world around them. Artworks will feature traditional media such as painting and drawing but alternative approaches to mixed media or fiber arts are also encouraged.

DEADLINE: August 21, 2023

DATES: September 18, 2023- Februray 16, 2024



WHO: State (Florida); All 2-D mediums 


Alteration Station: Annual Juried Mug Exhibition

All aboard Alteration Station! This exhibition is geared to highlight artists who push the boundaries and barriers of the mug. Mugs are one of the most made forms throughout the ceramics world. Through alterations the mug can be much more than a handled cup. Alteration Station will be curated with intention to showcase a wide variety of works displaying different forms, surfaces, firing methods and aesthetics, whether they are functional or sculptural. 

DEADLINE: August 23, 2023

DATES: October 14-December 23, 2023


LOCATION: St. Petersburg, Florida

WHO: National (U.S.); Ceramics 


Rockwall Art League 23rd Annual Juried Fine Art Show & Sale

Rockwall Art League (RAL) is proud to present the 23rd Annual Juried Fine Art Show & Sale. This is the signature event of the year. It celebrates contemporary art in a variety of mediums. This year we have expanded from a local show to now including artists that reside all over Texas and Oklahoma.

This show allows artists to be seen by art collectors looking to purchase art for their homes and businesses in Rockwall County, which was named the richest county in the state of Texas in 2022.​

DEADLINE:  August 26, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00

AWARD INFO: Up to $3,850 in cash prizes will be awarded

LOCATION: Rockwall, Texas

WHO: Regional (artists residing in Texas and Oklahoma); Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


National Watercolor Exhibition

Calling all watercolorists! The National Watercolor Exhibition is open to all artists living and working in the United States, both amateur and professional. We are pleased to announce that this exhibition will be juried by Carrie Waller. The exhibition will be on view from October 6 - December 16 in our Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery.
Carrie Waller is a watercolor artist working in a realistic, detailed style. Her studies in Interior Design and Graphic Design as well as her time spent living in Europe and Asia have influenced her as an artist. Carrie currently works from her Texas studio after returning this summer from Tokyo, Japan where she resided for the last 8 years. Her unique works are bold, vibrant and dramatic.

DEADLINE: August 27, 2023

DATES: October 6, 2023 - December 16, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $30.00

AWARD INFO: $3,000 in Cash Awards

LOCATION: Wichita, Kansas

WHO: National; Painting


Wassaic Project 2024 Summer Exhibition Open Call

The Wassaic Project is currently holding our annual Open Call for our 2024 Summer Exhibition for artists of all mediums, including: 2D work, sculpture, video, new media, site-specific installation, performance, text, poems, essays, publication-specific work, etc. If selected, your work will be showcased alongside a diverse range of pieces and performances in and around historic Wassaic and Maxon Mills, as well as in a printed publication. The Wassaic Project's 2024 Summer Exhibition will be free and open to the public every weekend from May 18 through September 14, 2024. Artists interested in creating a site-specific installation for the 2024 Summer Exhibition are also eligible for an Exhibitions Fellowship to help realize their work. Fellows will be offered a no-fee residency for 1 - 4 weeks in April or May 2024. Artists interested in making site-specific work for the exhibition should still apply regardless of whether or not they are interested in or able to be in residence in April or May. The Wassaic Project cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers 10 artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Project seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art-making practices, while participating in a community-based arts organization.

DEADLINE: August 28, 2023

DATES: May 11, 2024 - September 22, 2024

ENTRY FEE:  $25 


WHO: International; All Mediums 


Experimentation, Exploration, and Exuberance: Give It a Try!

South Haven Center for the Arts in South Haven, Michigan
Artists can all benefit from stepping outside of their comfort zone and plunging into the experimental. With the opportunity to share exploratory works with other artists and the community, new discoveries sprout. The call to “Give it a try!” is an invitation to share new ideas and techniques through the creation and sharing of experimental works. Artists can answer this call by creating with a new medium, trying an unfamiliar artistic discipline, or creating something for a brand-new purpose: the possibilities for multi-media experimentation are endless. You get to decide how you will “Give It a Try!”
When submitting works, artists should be prepared to answer the question, “How is this art experimental?” This question is important. The viewer wants to know how you stepped outside your usual art practice. The call to “Give it a Try!” is not just an invitation to try something new. It’s an invitation to discover, play, create, and rediscover through the act of investigating, making, and sharing 2D, 3D, and digital exploratory works. This show isn’t just about experimenting. It’s about playing with new possibilities to create works that are fun, fresh, playful, and original. Does this call excite your inner artist? Maybe it’s time for you to “Give It a Try?”

DEADLINE: August 28, 2023

DATES: September 30, 2023 - November 4, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $35.00

LOCATION: South Haven, Michigan

WHO: Regional (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio); All Mediums 

Not Your Mother's Quilt

An Exhibition of Contemporary Quilting
Today’s quilts, quilted clothing and objects have evolved to include a wide range of functional, decorative and artistic styles.
Whether experimenting with creating or dyeing fabrics, incorporating experimental materials, or conceptually challenging the ideas of quilting, today’s quilts are not the ones we remember from childhood. This show will celebrate contemporary quilting in all of its forms today.

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the Not Your Mother's Quilt exhibit at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The Fine Line Creative Arts Center is located in the Fox River Valley, approximately one hour west of Chicago, Illinois. The show will run from October 12 - November 15, 2023.
This show is open to artists 18 years and older residing in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

DEADLINEAugust 28, 2023

DATESOctober 12, 2023 - November 15, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00 

LOCATION: St. Charles, Illinois

WHO: Regional (artists in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin); Textile Arts


Mount Dora Viva La Frida Festival - Exhibition

Mount Dora Center for the Arts invites all artists to participate in a juried art exhibit/competition that explores ethnic diversity in art. Submitted artwork should reflect the essence of cultures transformed by their environments and influences in a modern world. Selected artwork will hang in a 3-week gallery exhibition to coincide with the Mount Dora Viva la FRIDA Festival to be held on Sept 30, 2023, in Mount Dora, Florida. Awards: 1st - $500, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100, plus honorable mention ribbons

DEADLINE: August 30, 2023

DATES: August 30-September 3, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash awards

LOCATION: Mt Dora, Florida

WHO: National; All mediums 


Art Deco Plein-Air Exhibit

The Armory Art Center presents an exhibit, “Art Deco en Plein-Air,” featuring 75 plein-air paintings in partnership with Plein Air Palm Beach.

In April 2023, the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches, and the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies will host the 16th World Congress on Art Deco – Modernism: Florida’s Hidden Treasures. The conference will occur in Miami and Palm Beach County, April 18-30. Exploring the early 20th Century architectural heritage and richness of the Art Deco style in the host cities, the conference includes tours, lectures, and exhibits by world authorities of Art Deco.

Artwork must depict one of 30 Art Deco buildings in Palm Beach County shown in this map.

The exhibit will be juried by local curators and art experts and include the top 75 artworks submitted by local artists.

DEADLINE: August 31,2023

DATES: October 19-November 21, 2023


LOCATION: Palm Beach, Florida 

WHO: Local (Artists working in South Florida)


Warm and Cozy: Art that Comforts

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to 'Warm and Cozy: art that comforts.' The exhibit will feature artwork that captures the sensation of feeling warm, and the physical and emotional responses we have to being warm. One of our most basic human needs, warmth can signify comfort, security, intimacy, and community connection. Depictions of sun-drenched landscapes and intimate cozy interiors, heartfelt portraits and loving embraces, plush soft sculpture and tactile works, warm wearable art, multi-sensory installations, or nostalgic subjects and family traditions are all welcome. The artwork in this show should envelop the viewer and induce a sense of comfort, security, and contentment.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

DATES: October 13, 2023 - January 21, 2024


AWARD INFO: Multiple awards 

LOCATION: Solomons, Maryland

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


8th Annual Waterscapes Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 8th Annual Waterscapes online art competition, August 5 - November 4, 2023. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2024 for Best in Show winners. Jurors: Chris & Valerie Hoffman. Both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting waterscapes. The theme includes any art which depicts any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches, and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It can also include rain, puddles and frozen waterscapes. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or abstract art in any medium. 

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

DATES: August 5 - November 4, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash Prizes

WHO: International; All Mediums 


A Small Point of Land - Call for Art by Artists of East Side of Narragansett Bay

The Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, RI announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 23 - October 28, 2023. Cash Awards. Juror: Michele Poirier-Mozzone. All media except for video or time-based work. The following are some possible interpretations of the theme, "Small Point of Land": - The complex or nuanced ways in which a sense of place might be a factor when forming identity. - How place can manifest spiritual experience. - The psychological relationship an artist might have with the Bay or the exploration of concepts related to boundaries. - Considerations regarding the forgotten people of the past tying together with the present and future. 

DEADLINE: August 4, 2023

DATES: September 23 - October 28, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash awards 

LOCATION: Bristol, Rhode Island

WHO: Regional (Only accepting work that can be hand-delivered); All Mediums except for video/time-based work 


2023 National Multi-Media Juried Art Show

Wilson Arts is excited to announce our 3rd annual National Multi-Media Juried Art Show! To submit, artists will have to create an account on Setting up an account is free. Artists must submit their entry fee and artworks for consideration through CaFE. Wilson Arts will NOT accept works submitted via email. Up to three (3) pieces may be entered. Each artwork may be represented by only one image to be scored by the juror via CaFE. Images of works accepted will be retained by the Arts Center for its permanent records and publicity purposes. Digital Images must be uploaded through CaFE. Each file must be identified by artist name, entry number, and title

DEADLINE: August 4, 2023

DATES: September 14-November 5, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash prizes

LOCATION: North Carolina 

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums

Still Life Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first "Still Life" online art contest for the month of August 2023. All winning artists (Merit Award & Honorable Mention) will receive a digital award certificate. Open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. As part of this competition, artists must incorporate either natural objects, such as foods, flowers, plants, rocks, shells, or man-made objects, such as books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc. We are not accepting still-life paintings that depict a dead animal or human skull. All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. $20 for 2 images.

DEADLINE: August 10, 2023


WHO: International; All Mediums (except video and sound)


The Grand Exhibition: An open art competition: Embodying Masonic Values

The Masonic Library & Museum of PA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Oct. 6 - Nov. 11 2023 in Philadelphia. Eligible media: Oil, three-dimensional, drawing and print making, water-based medium, digital imagery.

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES:  October 6 - November 11, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $25.00

LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WHO: National (U.S.); Painting, Digital Imagery


Dynamic: Shadow and Light

A juried group photo show on shadow and light at Black Box Gallery.

For more info:

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES: September 1-20, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $40.00

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

WHO: International; Photography


39th Annual Asheville Quilt Show

The Asheville Quilt Guild seeks entries for the 39th Annual Asheville Quilt Show, Sept 28-30, 2023 at the WNC Ag Center, Davis Event Center in Fletcher, NC. More than $10,000 in prize money awarded. Over 300 quilts in 21 different categories will be displayed including Applique, Hand Quilted, Large and Small, Home Machine, Long Arm, Art/Abstract, Modern Style, Kit/Block of the Month, Miniature, Group/Team, Junior Quilter and Display Only. 27 Vendors, Gift Shop, 2023 Opportunity Quilt Raffle, Silent Auction, Special Exhibits, Demonstrations by Expert Quilters, Quilts for Sale, Sewing Station for Kids. $20/online entry per quilt, $25/mail-in entry per quilt.

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES: Sept 28-30, 2023


AWARD INFO: More than $10,000 in prize money awarded

LOCATION: Fletcher, North Carolina

WHO: National; Textile Arts


“ALL Water/Seascape” Art Competition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from July 17th,2023 to August 13th,2023. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. The “ALL Water/Seascape” theme is considered to be any art with the subjects being scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, any related seashore subjects, and any type of body of water (ie. Lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds, streams, etc.). The Theme extends itself to anything water. Rain, drippy faucets, icebergs, etc. If the theme or major component of your piece is “Water” it satisfies the theme requirement. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from August 16th, 2023 to September 12th, 2023. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing Art, Photography & Digital Art, Mixed Media & 3-Dimensional Art. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Event Collateral and much more. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions). Winners will be announced on August 30th, 2023. Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.
To read the complete Prospectus:

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

DATES: August 16, 2023 - September 12, 2023


AWARD INFO: Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more.

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


It's Elemental! Photo Competition

This juried photo competition hosted by Stein Ward Studio recognizes photographers for their work in an event open to all amateur and professional photographers from all over the world, and selected works will be placed in our online gallery. Color, black and white, grayscale, monochrome and sepia works accepted. Any combination of the various elements of line, shape, form, perspective, texture, color, size, depth, symmetry, asymmetry, contrast, light, and shadow should be specifically emphasized in the work. Winning entries will be awarded over $500 in cash prizes and free entries into future calls hosted by the studio.
This call offers two divisions: amateur and professional. An amateur photographers is defined as a photographer who takes photos as a hobby and not for a primary source of income. A professional is a photographer whose main source of income is by selling their photography. When entering, photographers will choose which division (professional or amateur) they are entering their photos. Only one division may be chosen for all photos from the same photographer. Professionals and amateurs will be judged separately.

Images may be color, black and white, grayscale, sepia or monotone, JPG file format, minimum of 1200 pixels or greater on the longest size and maximum 5MB in size or less.
This is an open theme competition where a combination of the various elements of line, shape, form, perspective, texture, color, size, depth, symmetry, asymmetry, contrast, light, and shadow should be specifically emphasized in the work.

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00



WHO: International; Photography 


Theme: Water | Splash into Art

TERAVARNA proudly presents the 4th Water International Juried Online Art Competition, extending an open invitation to talented visual artists worldwide. A generous total of $3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to 100-125 exceptionally talented artists. The theme of the competition is Water. Artists are encouraged to submit their artwork across various art styles, encompassing both 2D and 3D works, including painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber art, photography, graphic design, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation art. Both representational and abstract ideas inspired by water will be considered. 

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023. 


AWARD INFO: generous total of $3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to 100-125 exceptionally talented artists

WHO: International; All Mediums 


Homes, Hamlets & Villages: Style and Lifestyle in Small Towns and Rural Communities

The Gallery at Spencertown Academy Arts Center in Spencertown, NY seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 30 - October 29, 2023. $800 in awards. Jurors: Carrie Chen, Linden Scheff, and Wednesday Nelena Sorokin. Seeking original works created in the last 3 years, not previously exhibited at the Academy. Artists must be residents of Columbia County, NY or one of the following surrounding counties: Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Saratoga, NY; Hampshire and Berkshire in MA; and Litchfield and Fairfield in CT. Eligible media includes, but not limited to: watercolor, acrylics, oil/oil pastels, pastels, all drawing media (graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, etc.), photography, collage, mixed media, traditional (numbered) hand-pulled prints, monoprints, encaustics, fine crafts, sculpture and other 3-dimensional works. Digital drawings and digital paintings are acceptable. No Giclee prints. No AI-created images.

DEADLINE: August 16, 2023

DATES: September 30, 2023 - October 29, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $35.00

AWARD INFO: $800 in award

LOCATION: Spencertown , New York

WHO: Regional; Artists must be residents of Columbia County, NY or one of the following surrounding counties: Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Saratoga, NY; Hampshire and Berkshire in MA; and Litchfield and Fairfield in CT.) All mediums


The Schwa Show 2023

The Schwa Show is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.

DEADLINE: August 19, 2023

DATES: October 6-26, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash awards 

LOCATION: North Carolina 

WHO: International; All Mediums



13th Annual "Landscapes" Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery's 13th Annual "Landscapes" Online Juried Art Competition, September 1-30, 2023. Cash prize for Best in Show winner. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Jurors: Chris & Valerie Hoffman. The gallery encourages all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best abstract or representational art. 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. $18 for 1-2 entries / $26 for 3-5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

DEADLINE: August 27, 2023

DATES: September 1-30, 2023


AWARD INFO: Cash prize for Best in Show winner

WHO: International; All Mediums 



DISTRICT Arts, a contemporary art gallery located in the historic district of downtown Frederick, MD, announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 4-29, 2023. Best in Show: $500, Award of Merit: $250, Honorable Mention: $100. Juror: Glen Kessler. "Humor" is about the undisguised use of humor in modern contemporary art. It is not subtle. It's in your face. It's laugh out loud. It can be satire, caricature, the absurd, or irony. It can be utterly ridiculous. We are interested in showcasing work that makes the viewers smile, chuckle or evoke a belly-laugh. Open to all residents in the United States.

DEADLINE: August 27, 2023

DATES: October 4-29, 2023


AWARD INFO: Best in show: $500

LOCATION: Frederick, Maryland 

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 


7th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts seeks entries for the 7th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten sculptures will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida. Honorarium: $2,000; Best in Show: $2,000; 2nd Place: $1,000; Honorable Mention: $500; People's Choice: $500. Juror: Jade Powers. Open to artists currently working and residing in the U.S. with experience designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art. All sculptures must be able to withstand adverse weather conditions in a high traffic, public, family park environment. Work may not have been previously displayed within Marion County, or entered into this competition. $25 entry fee. 

DEADLINE: August 30, 2023

DATES:  two-year outdoor exhibition 

ENTRY FEE:  $25 

AWARD INFO: Honorarium: $2,000; Best in Show: $2,000; 2nd Place: $1,000; Honorable Mention: $500; People's Choice: $500

LOCATION: Ocala, Florida

WHO: National (U.S.); Sculpture, Public Art 

Dimension L (50th)

The Art Center of Corpus Christi seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, October 6-28, 2023 in Corpus Christi, TX. Best of Show - $500 and a solo exhibit alongside Dimension LI in 2024. Awards per category: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50. Categories: Works on Canvas, Works on Paper, Photography, Mixed Media/Fiber, and 3D/Sculpture. Artists 18 years and older, living in the Continental United States, may enter original works of art completed within the last 2 years and not previously shown in an Art Center exhibit. Maximum size for 2D work is 72" in any direction, including the frame, and 3D work must be manageable by 2 people. Open to all mediums, except for video and installation. $25 Member / $30

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

DATES: October 6-28, 2023

ENTRY FEE:  $25 

AWARD INFO: Best of Show - $500 and a solo exhibit alongside Dimension LI in 2024

LOCATION: Corpus Christi, TX.

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums except video and installation 


Theme: Color | Colors Speak Louder in Art

TERAVARNA announces a call to gifted visual artists from around the globe for their 6th Color Online Art Competition. A total of $3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to 100-125 deserving artists who emerge as winners. Additionally, there will be Honorable Mentions and Certificates of Recognition to the deserving finalists. Artists of diverse backgrounds and styles are encouraged to participate and submit their exceptional artworks in various forms, encompassing both 2D and 3D creations.. Deadline: August 31, 2023

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $15 entry fee

AWARD INFO: A total of $3,500 in cash prizes

WHO: International; All Mediums 



The TAKING TIME / PRENDENDO TEMPO Residency Programme is designed to support research, study and/or the development of new work.

Applications are open to creative practitioners such as visual artists, film makers, writers, performance artists, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and researchers who work either individually or collaboratively. Individuals and groups are welcomed. Interdisciplinary applications from creatives who work across disciplines are encouraged.

Each individual residency provides uninterrupted periods of time with no expectation of a final outcome: whether you wish simply to be up close to your practice, be free of the pressures of academia, allow nature to suffuse your thinking and feeling, produce new work or complete a project.

This Residency also offers the opportunity to engage and share with an international and diverse peer-group.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

DATES: September 2—30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 


WHO: International; Visual artists, film makers, writers, performance artists, curators, designers, musicians, theatre-makers and researchers


Co-Existence – Netii Apa Storytellers Project

Calling Artists who are exploring the intersection of art, ecology and community engagement.

Artists are invited by Nashulai Maasai Conservancy to participate in archiving the community’s oral tradition and to promote their model of sustainable conservation.

To ensure the fast-disappearing Maasai oral traditions are protected and archived, Nashulai is developing the Stories Café. Named Netii Apa, meaning Once Long Ago, this will be where the stories of the Maasai ways of life will be shared, and bear witness to a harmonious relationship with the land.

This Artist in Residence enables artists to collaborate with each other and the community in order to creatively correlate the stories that are being gathered at Nashulai: narratives that celebrate ancestral knowledge and 21st-century innovation.

The program will follow the progression of Netii Apa research and community centre, which the community hopes will serve as an international hub to preserve and share their stories. The residency will challenge artists to think critically about their role in addressing environmental and social issues. It will encourage them to explore new perspectives, push their artistic boundaries, and develop projects with a lasting impact.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

DATES: October 18-October 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 


WHO: International; All Mediums 



Located in Antigua Guatemala, our residency hosts and collaborates with international & local artists and non-artists across all fields to support research, creation, and connection surrounding creative work, process, and purpose.

Our residency program is focused on your creative practice and all the ways it can manifest. We provide research assistance and guidance toward project development and local resources.

GRACIA aims to introduce residents to the Guatemala that Guatemalans are constantly inspired by.

Previous residents have included filmmakers, painters, photographers, writers, and others.

DEADLINE: August 5, 2023

DATES: Two weeks from now to November 30, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Antigua Guatemala

WHO: International; All Mediums

Design Kuopio Residency

The DESIGN Kuopio Residency has a residency program for designers and artists. The DESIGN Kuopio Residency offers designers pedagogical experiences through workshops to Children’s, Teen’s, Adults’ and online Design Academies. Designers also have the possibility to work with their own projects or research. We encourage and help designers to cooperate with local actors. The designers are offered new contacts to the local art field and design organizations as well as to the local community.

The DESIGN Kuopio Residency is run by the Ladies’ Association of Kuopio. The Ladies’ Association of Kuopio is an ideological organization which seeks to advance and support arts and crafts, design, culture, visual arts and the creative industries, as well as welfare. The Ladies’ Association of Kuopio was founded in 1860 and its handicraft school for poor girls was established in 1884. From then on, the Association has been providing handicraft, design education and employment.

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES: August 28-September 3, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Kuopio, Finland 

WHO: International; designers or artists who is specialized in service design and city design


Light Up 2024

During the Icelandic winter, the days are short and the nights long and January is the darkest month of the year. To welcome in 2024 we wish once again to ‘Light Up’ our town by engaging artists to create artworks with light, through the use of LED’s, projection, shadows, reflections etc, indoors and outdoors around the town of Skagaströnd. The event will culminate in an art walk event on the 27th and 28th January.

Skagaströnd is a small seaside village in the northwest of Iceland with a population around 450. The NES Artist Residency has been in operation for 15 years and during this time has hosted approximately 1200 artists from 52 countries. We have access to abandoned buildings, interesting structures and dark/windowless spaces that would work well with light and projections.

We are looking initially for expressions of interest from artists detailing the type of ‘light works’ they will most likely produce and the equipment required with estimated costs. In further discussion with these artists we will select those with works and material needs that will most suit the environment and budget we have. At least one place will be allocated to an artist who can provide an interactive work that will engage children

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES: January 2-30, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 


WHO: International; Public Art, Installation Art 


Studio 88 Reviving Nature: Pollution Alert Artist Residency 2024

Studio 88 is now calling for applications from artists in any discipline who address the challenge of pollution, for a residency in Chiangmai, 11 February to 10 March 2024. Apply by 20 August 2023.

We invite artists from anywhere in the world to shed light on one of the most pressing issues of our time: pollution. Through unique artistic expressions, we seek to raise awareness, provoke dialogue, and inspire meaningful change regarding the detrimental impact of pollution on our planet and its inhabitants. This open call aims to harness the creative force of artists to bring pollution to the forefront of public consciousness and mobilise action towards a sustainable future.

The theme of this residency is very open and it can explore multifaceted aspects of pollution. It could encompass air, water, soil, noise, light, or any other form of pollution affecting our environment and communities. It could seek to examine the causes, consequences, and potential solutions related to pollution. It could also look at complex ways our systems are connected and how we can improve in areas such as urban planning and farming.

DEADLINE: August 20, 2023

DATES: February 11-March 10, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Thailand 

WHO: International; All Mediums 


Vashon Artist Residency

Vashon Artist Residency offers artists space and time to create, connect and live in a community of artists on spectacular Vashon Island on the Salish Sea in Washington State. This opportunity is a self-directed residency and we welcome artists at all stages of a creative career.

We strive to make this opportunity accessible and include artists of varied economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds to stimulate an insightful, respectful and compelling communal experience.

Vashon Artist Residency acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Puyallup, Spuyalpabš or S’Puyalupubsh, a Coast Salish tribe. We commit to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond.

DEADLINE: August 23, 2023

DATES: 3.5 weeks from January 15-November 24, 2024


LOCATION: Vashon Island, Washington State 

WHO: International; dance/performance, music/sound, media/film, literature/poetry, theater, visual arts and multi-dsiciplinary


Vancouver Island Lake Retreat Residency

Our program provides time and space for individual creative development, planned group nature-based activities, technical resource sharing, and critiques. We aim to create an experience that fosters personal and creative growth, develops medium-specific skills, and connects more deeply with nature.

Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, Canada, is one of North America’s most beautiful natural surroundings. It is a small town on a lake surrounded by forests and mountains. To the west, it is a 45-minute drive to the island’s west side with the Pacific Ocean and old-growth forests, and to the east, you can go to Salt Spring Island, Victoria, a ferry ride to the metropolitan city of Vancouver, and many lakes and forests. Each with its own charm, we have a Mediterranean climate with warm sunny summers from May-October and wet but warm winters. There is no better retreat in Canada.

DEADLINE: August 29, 2023

DATES: One, two, three-week,  or one, two, three-month residencies are available.

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada

WHO: International; All Mediums


LAV Artist Residency

LAV is a program of artistic residencies within Espacio Lavadero, and was born as a support to the current artistic sector of international emerging contemporary art.

LAV Artist Residency is a project that aims to accommodate artistic creation in situ in the city of Granada, offering accommodation and a space for creation and exhibition based on coexistence and community.

The residence is proposed as a laboratory for experimental creation, as an exhibition and informative place. A space where any creator feels comfortable, whether they are visual artists, musicians, or writers.

LAV’s objective is to provide a place for creation and exhibition through activities of Espacio Lavadero, such as talks, presentations or exhibitions, where they can make their work known in the Spanish context.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

DATES: From 1-4 months until June 30, 2024

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Granada, Spain 

WHO: International; All Mediums (Visual Art, Sculpture, New Media, Curatorial, Education Programmes, Photography, Ceramics, Dance, Theatre, Printmaking, Performing Arts, Music, Literature.We have exhibition space, Dance/Theatre/Performance Space, etc.)

Wassaic Project 2024 Summer Residency Program

The Wassaic Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, uses art and arts education to foster positive social change. We nurture connections between our artists and our neighbors facilitating a mutual broadening of perspectives and respect across economic and cultural boundaries. Partnerships between artists and our community improve the reach and quality of our work and inspire new ways of looking at art and the world. We strive to be actively anti-racist and consider this stance in all programmatic, curatorial, and management decisions.

Wassaic Project 2024 Summer Residency Program Open Call

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 4 month proposals for our Summer Residency program (June – September) for artists and writers. Artists-in-Residence are selected by a review committee composed of the Wassaic Project Co-Directors, Director of Artistic Programming, and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. The Wassaic Project cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Project seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art-making practices, while participating in a community-based arts organization. Please note: because we have had to reschedule multiple Family artists-in-residence this year, we are not accepting applications to the 2024 Summer Family program

DEADLINE: August 28, 2023

DATES: May 15, 2024 - October 19, 2024



WHO: International; All Mediums 


Armor Art Center Artist in Residence

Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida invites applications for its upcoming Artist in Residence. Compensation includes payment for teaching and a stipend of $1200/month. Seeking artists working in any of the following media: Digital, jewelry, sculpture, printmaking, 2D.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: payment for teaching and a stipend of $1200/month

LOCATION: West Palm Beach, Florida

WHO: Digital, jewelry, sculpture, printmaking, 2D.



2024 Napa Lighted Art Festival

We encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival.  For 2024 approximately 15 installations are being sought to receive a stipend between $2,000-$10,000. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. As well as new ideas for artworks, we are open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works, provided they meet the festival themes and criteria. Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: light sculptures, light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, LED, fiber optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc.  Napa Lighted Art Festival is a true celebration of creative arts, technology and light and we hope you will be a part of it this year!

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

DATESJanuary 20th- February 18th, 2024   

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Stipends between $2,000-$10,000

LOCATION: Napa Valley, California

WHO: International; Public Art 


Hispanic History and Heritage Project 

This project will commission 3-D, interactive, site-specific work that will celebrate the history and cultural contributions of the Hispanic community in Thornton, Colorado. The work will be challenged to move away from a monolithic approach and explore multilingual, multicultural, and multiethnic themes to bring light to the nationalities, generations, gender identities, and weave the story of the Hispanic Diaspora.

The City of Thornton, in collaboration with the Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO), is seeking to commission original public art for Pecos Park, a public park located in Ward 1 of Thornton, Colorado. Both parties are seeking a strong visual impact and a project that will push Thornton’s public art program into a contemporary setting.

Artists are strongly encouraged to explore contemporary materials, themes, and utilize interdisciplinary practices to meet the scope of the project in addition to unique and exciting use of technology. This project asks artists to go beyond the use of static imagery/statuary to engage visitors and activate the park with a contemporary, innovative, and permanent public art piece. Artists will be required to research the Hispanic community in the City of Thornton, and Pecos Park area, and reflect their engagement and learnings in the final design for the artwork

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Budget $87,000

LOCATION: Thornton, Colorado

WHO: International; Public Art 


FAVA's Art Fair in the Square 

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), in partnership with the City of Oberlin, invites artists and craftspeople of all mediums to register for its 1st annual Art Fair in the Square in Oberlin, Ohio’s historic downtown Tappan Square.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2023

DATES: September 9, 2023


LOCATION: Oberlin, Ohio

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 

2023 Roswell Museum Holiday Artisan Market

In partnership with the Pecos Valley Potters Guild, the Roswell Museum in Roswell, New Mexico, invites artists, artisans, contemporary craftspeople and makers to apply to take part in the third annual Roswell Museum Holiday Artisan Market. The Market is a juried art exhibition and sale held at the Roswell Museum representing up to 50 artists from around the region. The event will run November 10 through December 31. Sales will be split 70/30 between the artist and the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation in benefit of the Roswell Museum.

DEADLINE: August 4, 2023

DATES: November 10, 2023 - December 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $35.00 

LOCATION: Roswell, New Mexico

WHO: Regional; artists from New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado; Ceramics, Glass, wood, jewlry, fiber, metal, painting, photography, work on paper, mixed media.


Municipality of Anchorage - Anchorage Police Department, Elmore Facility

The Anchorage Police Department’s Elmore facility renovation included the relocation of the APD Headquarters from Elmore Road to downtown Anchorage in order to improve the function and performance of facility operations. Due to the secure nature of the facility’s operations, public access is limited. The facility is located at 4501 Elmore Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507. There are no existing public works of art sited to this facility.

The total budget for artwork is $55,000 allocated to four separate project locations, including Location 1: $20,000; Location 2: $15,000; Location 3: $5,000; Location 4: $15,000. Budgets are to cover all costs associated with the commissioning of artwork, including but not limited to design, fabrication, any travel and accommodations, transportation, installation, photographic documentation, catalog documentation, and an identifying plaque. Any permitting, or engineering fees required must be paid by the artist. Any structural or engineer fees for approved structure modifications must be paid by the artist. State laws related to public construction, including licensing, insurance, bonding, and payment of prevailing wage rates, may apply.

Project: Anchorage Police Department – Elmore Facility 

DEADLINE: August 7, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Budget depends upon site location

LOCATION: Anchorage, Alaska

WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art 


Performance Open Call for Emerging NYC Artists

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation (SDRF) is excited to announce its second Sight/Geist open call. For this iteration, the Foundation is seeking ambitious performance work from emerging NYC-based performance artists for fall 2023 programming at The 8th Floor, SDRF’s gallery near Union Square. Sight/Geist will continue to highlight work that addresses the Foundation’s mission of art and social justice, now through the often underserved but expansive medium of performance.

DEADLINE: August 8, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Selected artists will receive $1,000 for their program ($750 for performance, $250 for discussion), inclusive of any material expenses. The Foundation is open to duos/collectives but the fee is fixed and would need to be shared among participants.

WHO: International; Interdisciplinary/Hybrid, All Performing Arts, All Visual Arts


American Craft Made / Baltimore Marketplace 2024

American Craft Council’s flagship Baltimore Marketplace attracts a loyal audience of more than 10,000 craft collectors and enthusiasts. Now in its 47th year, the marketplace is an immersive and interactive experience that sets the stage for guests to take their love of craft to the next level.

The event is held at the Baltimore Convention Center in the heart of the Inner Harbor. This upcoming show features some exciting changes—including a new location within the convention center with convenient street-level access, an upgraded floor plan for enhanced engagement, and more

DEADLINE: August 9, 2023


LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland

WHO: National (U.S.); Crafts/Traditional Arts 


Marlow Heights Community Center-Public Art Opportunity

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation invites Artists (meaning both individual artists and artist teams) with interest and professional experience in creating public art and site-specific commissions, to submit qualifications for exterior public art features at the Marlow Heights Community Center.

DEADLINE: August 13, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Budget $80,000-$150,000

LOCATION: Maryland

WHO: Regional (artists in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia); Public Art 


Behavioral Health Solutions Center

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s) for the Behavioral Health Solutions Center in Denver, CO. A nine-member selection panel of community representatives, arts and design professionals, and civic leaders has been assembled to identify art opportunities and to select and recommend an artist or artist team for this project. The selection panel has identified a location for potential artworks for the allocated total budget of approximately $60,000.00 USD.

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Budget $60,000

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

WHO: State (Colorado); Public Art 


27th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival

Applications are now available for artists to apply for ArtWorks of Eau Gallie, a fine arts festival held November 18-19, 2023 in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, FL. $17,000 in awards. Seeking fine art in all categories. ArtWorks features artists who will be displaying original art for sale; and during the Festival, they will be creating works of art in their booths. $35 application fee

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023

DATES: November 18-19, 2023 


AWARD INFO: $17,000 in awards

LOCATION: Melbourne, Florida

WHO: Regional; All Mediums



Call For Entry: Lost and Found

Lost and Found is an exhibition exploring the concept of abandoned, lost, or forgotten people, places, and things. In creative parlance, a "found object" is an item "lost" by its owner and rediscovered by chance or circumstance by another. The found object is typically granted significance in the mind's eye of the finder if they determine the relic to hold intrinsic value or symbolic qualities. "Abandoned" is a catch-all phrase for vacant or unused spaces and structures, often found by urban explorers as they're left exposed to the elements and reclaimed by nature. "Forgotten" is perhaps the most uncertain circumstance, leading to moral dilemmas, legal consequences, and material potential. What is the principle of forgetfulness, and how does this concept challenge the notion of ownership? What are the boundaries of the property; at what moment does the finder, or thief, become the keeper? Is it conceivable to lose sight of where you came from, who you are, and who or what you have become? If so, is it possible to find — yourself?

Lost and Found is an international juried group exhibition open to artists ages 18 and older. All forms of two-dimensional, traditional, and non-conventional art media (e.g., digital and film photography, video, oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, collage, drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, pencils, pen and ink, arts and crafts, etc.) are welcome for submission.

DEADLINE: August 16, 2023

DATES: September 1, 2023 - October 1, 2023


WHO: International; Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline


Call for Proposals: Rosewood Gallery 2024 Exhibitions

The City of Kettering, Ohio and Rosewood Arts Center invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in Rosewood Gallery during the 2024 Exhibition Season (January - December). Proposals must be submitted via Call for Entry by August 17, 2023.

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area. Six to eight solo exhibitions are presented each year in Rosewood Gallery, with support from the City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.
A selection committee composed of three regional art professionals will make recommendations from submissions of work for exhibition. Notifications of the jurors' decision will be emailed by the end of August 17, 2024..
All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation pieces.​

DEADLINE: August 17, 2023

ENTRY FEE: $25.00

LOCATION: Kettering, Ohio

WHO: National; All Mediums 

Three Open Call for Artists-Public Art Opportunities! 

Texas State University System is growing the public art collection! With over $1 billion in capital projects, there are lots of opportunities for artwork.  

Professional visual artists or artist teams are invited to apply for the following opportunities.

See project applications for specific eligibility. 
https://www. .org/

Deadline: August 17, 2023, 12:00 a.m. CST
•    Texas State University J.C. Kellam Administration Building Lobby Renovation / Artwork Budget: $375,000
•    Lamar State College Port Arthur Allied Health Building / Artwork Budget $255,000
•    Sam Houston State University Gibbs Ranch Equestrian Facility and Agricultural Lab / Artwork Budget $175,000
An artist information session was held on July 12th, 2023, please see a recording of the meeting here.

DEADLINE: August 17, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 


WHO: National (U.S.); Sculpture


Call for Art: 2023 Outdoor Public Art - Sculptures

In partnership with the City of Frankfort, the Josephine Sculpture Park is seeking contemporary sculpture artworks for a 2 year outdoor public art exhibit. Frankfort Sculpture Trail is a curated exhibition of outdoor sculpture displayed throughout the heart of downtown Frankfort.

We encourage proposals that show creativity as well as a broad range of appeal to the general public.  We are looking for works that capture attention and engage the public. We encourage artwork that is whimsical, kinetic, vibrant, colorful, eye-catching, sound-making and/or physically interactive in some way, including art that you can sit on, climb into, photograph yourself inside, etc. 

DEADLINE: August 21, 2023

DATES: December 1, 2023—October 31, 2025

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

LOCATION: Frankfort, Kentucky 

WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art 


Valley Metro CAPEX Light Rail Public Art

Valley Metro is seeking to hire up to eight Public Artists for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Capitol Extension. There are six station art commissions at $300,000 each for artists with public art experience and two traction power substation commissions at $50,000 each for emerging artists. Artists will apply for both projects in this call.

DEADLINE: August 23, 2023

ENTRY FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Budget $300,000


WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art 


University of Louisiana at Lafayette Taft Street Parking Garage

The public art installation at the Taft Street Garage should reflect the rich history and culture of Lafayette and the spirit of the University of Louisiana. The installation should also focus on the city's rich musical traditions, which have attracted musicians from all over the world. The full southern 200 foot façade of the parking garage, which overlooks the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band’s practice field, will serve as the backdrop for the installation.

The installation should be designed to be visually appealing, instructive about the city's rich musical heritage, highlight the field’s use as a musical performance area for UL’s Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, and may also address functional considerations at the site such as the need for shade, seating, or light. Various media are welcome, including but not limited to murals, relief sculpture, printed media, light, kinetic elements, etc.

DEADLINE: August 26, 2023

ENTRY FEE: free to apply 

AWARD INFO: budget: $47,000

LOCATION: Lafayette, Louisiana

WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art


Call for Exhibition Proposals for the 2024 - 2025 Season

The Carrollton Center for the Arts invites visual artists from the southeastern region of the United States to submit exhibition proposals for consideration for the upcoming gallery season. The Roush Gallery (approximately 1192 square feet) is housed within the center located in the historic downtown area of Carrollton, Georgia, an hour west of Atlanta. Our facility regularly services 60,000 patrons annually and hosts the annual Arts Festival of Carrollton which draws 5,000 guests to our venue. The Roush Gallery offers state of the art LED lighting and technology capable of effectively presenting a wide array of media. Solo exhibits, two-man shows, collaborations, installation proposals
and group exhibitions are welcome to apply. The center also houses the Galleria, a multi-function corridor gallery that hosts both professional and emerging artists. Marketing, exhibit installation by trained staff and a formal reception are included for most featured exhibits.

Artists, in any traditional or new media are welcome to apply. Each submission will be reviewed by the CCA’s Visual Arts Committee and submitted to CCA staff and the center's advisory board for final planning and selection along with additional artists suggested by staff and committee members. The review process for each upcoming year occurs October through December. Artists selected for exhibit will be contacted by the end of February of the following year.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: free to apply 

LOCATION: Carrollton, Georgia

WHO: Regional (Southeastern region of the U.S.); All Mediums 


Open Call to Curators and Artists

Request for proposals:
The Appalachian Center for Craft (ACC) is pleased to receive submission proposals from artists/craftspeople and curators for exhibitions for 2024 and 2025.

ACC Galleries exhibit traditional and contemporary fine craft by emerging, mid- career, and established craft artists. We are seeking well-developed themes that highlight mastery in craftsmanship, featuring new work, pushing the boundaries of craft. Exhibitions can be individual or group shows. If applying as a curator or on behalf of a group, we ask that one person act as a liaison. This will entail collecting paperwork from all parties exhibiting, communicating with the group the requirements and deadlines of the ACC, etc.

At the ACC we are interested in cultivating and showcasing work that strengthens the role of craft in contemporary culture and to create a space for craft artists and curators to experiment freely, beyond their usual craft custom or practice. Artists and curators will be given the opportunity to present work which may not be easily presented in conventional craft venues. Experimentation may be in the areas of style, technique and/or concept. Thus the definition/expectations of contemporary craft may be further explored and investigated, and challenging conversations may ensue.

The selection committee will be looking for bodies of work/installations that are cohesive, well- considered, informative, challenge the artist, the curator, the viewing public, and which promote craft and contemporary craft practices. Exhibitions are two months in duration and a $200 honorarium per exhibition is offered to help support shipping/delivery of artwork. Artwork is insured while on the premises.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2023

ENTRY FEE: free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Exhibitions are two months in duration and a $200 honorarium per exhibition is offered

LOCATION: Smithville, Tennessee

WHO: National; All Mediums 


Here are a couple of great sites we recommend to find even more artist 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.


While you may know this site for its wide array of calls for shows, exhibitions, and residencies, this site also boasts a collection of grants and awards. Search through the listings at no cost which covers all the need-to-know details for applying, including entry deadline, fees, location eligibility, and more.

The Art Guide

Not sure if you want to apply through a third party, Art Guide is the free artist opportunity site for you. This call for entries website allows you to apply directly to the organization offering the grant. The list is updated daily so there'll always be a great new opportunity to pursue.

Formerly Artist Opportunity Monthly, all you need to do is sign up with your email and they send you thoroughly screened opportunities every month, including grants. AOM prides itself on ensuring each opportunity is worthwhile. A more comprehensive monthly list is offered at $5 a year.

Another site you may have heard of is According to their website, it is “the largest and most respected source for artists seeking income and exhibition opportunities.” The site may cost you a subscription fee of $20 a year to view the majority of its opportunities, but you can still browse many grants listed for free on their homepage and the @ArtDeadline Twitter account.

Curator Space

CuratorSpace is a project management toolkit for curators, organizers, galleries, and artists. It is designed to take the hassle out of managing exhibitions, competitions, fairs, and a whole lot more. Plus, they are a great site for finding art opportunities worldwide!

Re-title is a service for professional contemporary artists searching for opportunities, such as competitions, exhibitions, residencies, etc. A site for international contemporary art, this is another great site to find opportunities around the world! There’s even a map you can click on to search opportunities regionally and world clocks at the top of their site so you can submit applications on time!

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

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. Their 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 attracts thousands of artists and art enthusiasts each day. They advertise worldwide juried shows, exhibitions, and competitions across any and all mediums. 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.

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