Can you believe how quickly 2022 is coming to an end?

It’s time to take chances. Finish the year off right by applying to something that could brighten the new year ahead!

Finding the perfect exhibition, residency, festival, or grant should be at the top of your list! And because we know you’re knee deep in projects this busy season, we did the dirty work and found some of the best opportunities out there for artists worldwide.

Find exactly what will take your art career to the next level in 2023 with our December art opportunity guide below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first) Your next opportunity is waiting! Our team will be adding new opportunities throughout the month, so be sure to check it out regularly:

AWARDS/GRANTS

Engaging Artists Commission

More Art’s Engaging Artists Commission is an opportunity for early career artists focused on the incubation and commissioning of a public art project and carries an $8000 award to realize the project, plus curatorial, conceptual, budgetary, and logistical mentorship.

The Commission is part of More Art’s Engaging Artists program which provides infrastructure and laboratory for artists to gain a deeper understanding of the history and vitality of public and socially engaged art.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $8,000

WHO: Local (NYC-based); All mediums 

 

EFA Studio Prize 

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts' Studio Program is designed for artists with a developed studio practice and career. Visual artists working in all forms of media are eligible. Studio memberships are awarded for two years.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: 2 Years of studio membership 

WHO: National (U.S.); All mediums 

 

The David Prize 

The David Prize is a celebration of individuals and ideas to create a better, brighter New York City. Open to any individual working in the five boroughs, the Prize welcomes those with the grit and vision to change our communities, our culture and our future for good. As long as you have a clear idea of how your work improves our city, and what you need to get it done, we’ll consider it. Individuals that win The David Prize can be affiliated with organizations or companies, but the focus is on great people doing great things outside of established pathways and projects.  

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $200,000 

WHO: Local (NYC); All mediums 

 

FCA Emergency Grant

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who 1) have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or 2) incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000. Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: ranges from $500-$3,000

WHO: National (U.S.); visual arts, dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry

Visual Art Open Prize

International artists working in all visual arts disciplines are invited to apply for this UK-based award worth £10,000.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: £20

AWARD INFO: £10,000

WHO: National; Visual Art 

 

Highland Park Art Grant

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's Highland Park Art Grant supports the creation of one new, temporary artwork by a New York City-based emerging artist in Highland Park, Brooklyn. The grantee will receive an award of $25,000 to create their proposed artwork.

DEADLINE: December 18, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $25,000

WHO: Regional (New York City); Public Art 

 

Public Art Learning Fund

The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Public Art Learning Fund provides grants from $500 to $2,000 to support professional development opportunities for New England artists to strengthen their public art practices. Applicants must be artists whose artistic practices engage the public realm or who can demonstrate that they are in the process of expanding their artistic practice towards public art-making.

DEADLINE: December 19, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: ranging from $500 to $2,000

WHO: Regional; Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

 

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Grant

Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: artistic supplies, recordings, studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, residences, etc. This is Integrity’s way of planting seeds that they believe will continue to grow. There are many grant application cycles throughout the year. Given the pandemic, funding requests for remote programs and projects are most welcome.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

FEE: $10.00

AWARD INFO: $250 per awardee

WHO: National (U.S.); all mediums 

 

Puffin Foundation Annual Artist Grant

The Puffin Foundation provides grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities, and to emerging artists with work addressing environmental, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues. They are accepting new proposals in the genres of theater, video/film, and climate/environmental art. Average grants are approximately $1,250; the maximum grant size is $2,500.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: up to $2,500

WHO: National (U.S.); theater, video/film, and climate/environmental art

 

The Pink Bison Prize

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

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

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

FEE: Free

WHO: International; All Mediums

 

EXHIBITIONS

January Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our January 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 select 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: January 4th —January 26th, 2023

FEE: $30

WHO: National (U.S.); All mediums 

 

INT'L Paperworks 2023

Juried Exhibition Call for Entries: Call opens October 15. Original works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an INT’L or Americas 2000 exhibition. Cash and purchase awards. Solo show for Best of Show. Juror: Nicole Soukup, Minneapolis, MN. Entries will be judged from high resolution electronic images

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: January 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023

FEE: Entry fee: 2 entries $30

WHO: International; All Mediums 

Rockies West National Watercolor Exhibition

The Western Colorado Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried exhibition, March 1 - April 7, 2023 at The Art Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. Best of Show $1,000, Best of Colorado $500, First Place $700, Second Place $500, Third Place $300, Numerous Other Awards. Juror: Betty Carr. Open to artists 18 years of age and older. The paintings must be on paper and limited to water media having the appearance of watercolor. Transparent watercolor, gouache, ink and acrylic is acceptable if it has the appearance of traditional watercolor. No shiny varnished work. Paintings must be original painted by the artist, no class work, completed within 3 years and signed by the artist. Yupo or unstretched canvas is acceptable but must be matted and framed under plexiglass or glass. Collage must be on paper and must be white or painted by the artist. See full prospectus and instructions online. Non-members: $35, WCWS members: $30. 

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: March 1 - April 7, 2023

FEE: $35

AWARD INFO: Best of Show $1,000, Best of Colorado $500, First Place $700, Second Place $500, Third Place $300, Numerous Other Awards

WHO: National (U.S.); Watermedia

 

Boomer Gallery Open Call: Vogue 5th Edition

This exhibition aims to see how contemporary artists respond to the contemporary world and to connect them and their work with a wider audience. It will take place at an exhibition space in Tower Bridge, London, UK.

DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

DATES: December 9th—14th, 2022

FEE: Free to apply, selection fee applies 

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

​​Shapes and Colors - 2022 (Exhibition and Publication)

For Shapes and Colors 2022, artists are encouraged to submit their abstract and figurative art as all real and imaginary art is a presentation of shapes and colors that creates a bond between the artist and viewers via art.

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

DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

DATES: January 10th—February 10th, 2023

FEE: free to apply; selection fee applies

WHO: International; all mediums 

 

2023 Valdosta National

The Valdosta National 2023 Change of Weather presents the best in national art in an all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, the 35th annual exhibition will explore climate change and its impact on humans, ecology, the environment, and our future. Keeping the theme as open and broad as possible, Change of Weather welcomes a breath of responses to the topic.

DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

DATES: January 17th – Feb 7th, 2023

FEE: $10

AWARD INFO: $1500.00 

WHO: National (U.S); All mediums 

 

Seen & Imagined

SEEN & IMAGINED is Gallery Route One’s Annual Juried Exhibition for 2023. Now open to all California artists. Exhibition dates: Feb. 18 – March 18, 2023. Deadline for entry: Dec. 2, 2022. Juror is Jeremy P.H. Morgan, faculty member of the Lucid Art Foundation, California.

DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

DATES: February 18th—March 18, 2023

FEE: $15

AWARD INFO: $300

WHO: State (California); All media except video, crafts or installation

 

2023 New Jersey Arts Annual: Mother Nature vs Human Nature

New Jersey is home to a diverse and robust artistic community. The Noyes Museum of Art welcomes submissions from artists who live or work in the State of New Jersey to the 2023 New Jersey Arts Annual: Mother Nature vs Human Nature; The Inequity of Climate Resilience. This open call invites a range of artistic practices-from traditional to abstract, from craft to new media–that explore the Climate Crisis theme. In addition to the exhibition, dedicated programs will be offered in conjunction with the exhibition like lectures, podcasts, panel discussion, etc.  

DEADLINE: December 4, 2022

DATES: February 1 – June 24, 2023

FEE: free to apply

WHO: State (New Jersey); all mediums 

 

JOYSOME, printed flag exhibition in Boulder, Colorado

The Dairy Arts Center and East Window are excited to announce JOYSOME, a juried exhibition opening March 2023 on the streets of Boulder, CO. Fifty images will be selected from submissions and printed as 3’ x 5’ single sided fabric flags that will be placed at partner locations between The Dairy and East Window’s gallery space, primarily located along Broadway. 

Submitted by artists and non-artists alike, the works in this exhibit span a range of disciplines and affective registers. JOYSOME celebrates our divergent experiences of joy while reflecting on the subjective worlds of this emotion, upon its unique timings and subsets, and upon joy's crucial functions in human existence.

DEADLINE: December 9, 2022

DATES: March 1—March 31, 2023

FEE: $15.00

WHO: International; Visual Art 

 

Tenuous Threads: Contemporary Work Incorporating Textiles, Fibers, Threads and Mixed Media

Atlantic Gallery, located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea NYC, invites artists to submit work for the upcoming juried show, Tenuous Threads. All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers, and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us. We are seeking innovative artworks that utilize textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D, and 2D mixed media that communicates the strength and fragility of what binds all life. The juror, Patricia Miranda, will award one artist a grand prize of a one-week solo show at Atlantic Gallery at a future date.

DEADLINE: December 10, 2022

DATES: January 24, 2023 - February 11, 2023

FEE: $35

AWARD INFO: One-week solo show at Atlantic Gallery 

WHO: International; textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D, and 2D mixed media

 

14th Annual International Drawing Discourse Juried Exhibition

University of North Carolina Asheville seeks entries for the 14th Annual International Drawing Discourse Juried Exhibition, January 13 - February 10, 2023. $2000 cash awards and a purchase prize. Additionally a full-color catalogue will be produced. Juror: Charles Ritchie. Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original, and cannot have been exhibited at UNCA before. In an effort to support the breadth in contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media welcoming both two or three-dimensional works, video, and/or installation as long as it can fit through a doorway that measures 67" width x 117" height. $30 for one image, $5 for each additional image. 

DEADLINE: December 11, 2022

DATES: January 13 - February 10, 2023

FEE: $30

AWARD INFO: $2000

WHO: International; Drawing 

 

UNTITLED 17: SooVAC’s 17TH Annual Juried Show

SooVAC is now taking submissions for Untitled 17, an exhibition series. SooVAC invites guest jurors with local, national, and international reputations to select work from open submissions. Untitled offers artists the opportunity to work with a professional art space and influential art figures toward producing an exhibition with a highly regarded reputation. All mediums from artists at any stage in their careers are accepted. The work is selected from the submitted work samples, so make sure that the work is available for exhibition.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: $20

WHO: International; All mediums

 

2023-2025 Gallery Without Walls Call for Art Oregon

On behalf of the City of Lake Oswego, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite artist submissions of up to three works of art per artist, or artist group. to be considered for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. In its twenty-third year, this program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national, and international artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

DATES: September 2023—August 2025

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $1,000 stipend and up to $20,000 People's Choice Award

WHO: International; Public Art 

Scapes: Land, City, Hell

As photographers, you are documentarians and keepers of sanity in this world. What is your view of the land, the city, or perhaps of hell?

Scapes: Land, City, Hell is an international juried group exhibition open to photographers ages 18 years and older. All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

DATES: January 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023

FEE: $20

WHO: International; Photography 

 

Call for Art-WANDERLUST

Traveling is a powerful way to open the heart, cleanse the mind and heal the soul. Art helps us to capture the culture and spirit we discover through these journeys and uncover the rich stories of lands far away from our own. It’s all about opening our eyes to the world and seeing each other in different ways. Wanderlust is calling. Explore the unfamiliar. Show WANDERLUST from your perspective.

DEADLINE: December 30, 2022

FEE: $25.00 

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

City of Santa Clarita Open Call for Art 

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

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline. 

FEE: Free to apply

WHO: Regional (Santa Clarita); All mediums

 

COMPETITIONS

 

33 Memorial Maria Luisa International Photo & Video Contest

Maria Luisa Memorial seeks entries for a juried photography & video competition. The gala of awards will take place in Philharmonic Theater in Oviedo-Spain, on May 5th & 7th, 2023. The Overall Winner of the "XXXIII MML" will be awarded a cash prize of €3.000*, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. Contest categories include: Mountain Landscape, Climbing, Adventure and extreme sport, Man in the Mountain and/or Nature, Animal World, The world of birds, Vegetal world, Submerged World, Biodiversity, Nature landscapes, Creative photo, Macro picture, Topic of the year: Africa. All contestants will be able to submit their first photograph for free. 

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: May 5th & 7th, 2023

FEE: first photo is free, for the rest of photos/video submissions, application fee is 22€

AWARD INFO: €3.000

WHO: International; Photography, Video

 

Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 12th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $5,000 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center and $2,500 is divided among the finalists. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: May 18 - June 29 2023

FEE: $35

AWARD INFO: overall winner receives a Solo Exhibition: May 18 – June 29, 2023 and $5,000. $2500 is then divided amongst the finalists. 

WHO: National (U.S.); Painting 

 

Realism 2022 | International Juried Painting Competition

Camelback Gallery invites all artists 18 years and older to submit entries for their 5th annual Realism Painting Competition. Cash awards go to the top 2! Best in Show receives main page slider promotion at CB, blog post at Top Art Awards, news story Art Base, digital art registration at ArtChain.Info & entry into CB's Artwork of the Year Award. All award recipients receive 3-month virtual exhibition, social media exposure, Art Week and Art Base news publications, e-blast announcement, official award certificate + more. Seeking all forms of realism art in any subject matter. Photorealism, Surrealism, Hyperrealism, Magical Realism and Traditional Realism. Mediums to be considered but not limited to: Oil, acrylic, ink, pencil, charcoal, water media, pastels, wax & scratch-board. (No digital).

DEADLINE: December 4, 2022

FEE: $19

AWARD INFO: Cash awards

WHO: International; Painting 

 

10th Annual 2022 “ALL Color” Art Competition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from November 7th,2022 to December 4th, 2022. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from December 7th,2022 to January 3rd, 2023. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. 

DEADLINE: December 4, 2022

DATESDecember 7, 2022 - January 3, 2023

FEE: $15

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; All mediums 

 

Light & Shadow 2022 Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the Light & Shadow 2022 art competition for an online exhibition during the month of December 2022.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting light and shadow. Whether color or black and white, the artwork should focus on the dramatic placement and effects of light and shadow over the canvas or through the lens. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: December 5, 2022

DATES: December 10, 2022 - February 9, 2023

FEE: $25

AWARD INFO: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2023 for Best in Show winners.

WHO: International; All Mediums 

 

‘Lovely Things’

BROUHAHART Presents ‘Lovely Things’ and is now accepting submissions for their Virtual Exhibition ‘Lovely Things’. Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. There is no charge to submit your application but if selected, a £29 artist fee applies. 

DEADLINE: December 8, 2022

DATES: December 18, 2022 - December 30, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: 1st Prize - Solo virtual exhibition [up to 20 artworks] 2nd Prize - Solo virtual exhibition [up to 15 artworks]

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

CAL International 2023

Artists, aged 18 or over, both national and international, are invited to enter original 2D and 3D artwork in this juried competition, and $5,500 will be awarded to the winners. The juror is Annette Palmer, www.annettepalmerart.com . Ms. Palmer will select from entered artworks those eligible to exhibit in the show in March, 2023, and to be eligible for awards. 

DEADLINE: December 9, 2022

DATES: March 2023

FEE: $35

AWARD INFO: 1st Place: $2,500, 2nd Place: $1,250, 3rd Place: $1,000, 4th Place: $750

WHO: International; 2D and 3D work

 

8th Annual Juried Photography Show

The theme for the 8th Annual National Juried photography show will be: Magnificent Monochrome. Subject matter is open for interpretation by the photographer and has the requirement to be produced in the black and white, monochromatic palette. 

Photography was born as a black-and-white medium, and many of its greatest artists worked only in monochrome. Today, black and white remains an important artistic choice. Far from representing a technological limitation or deficit, black-and-white images have their own visual and expressive logic.

This exhibition will celebrate the continued relevance of the black-and-white image in contemporary photographic practice.

DEADLINE: December 11, 2022

DATES: December 12—December 19th, 2022

FEE: $25

AWARD INFO: BEST OF SHOW - $1,000, FIRST PRIZE - $750, SECOND PRIZE - $500, THIRD PRIZE - $300, PEOPLE'S CHOICE - $150

WHO: National (U.S.); Photography 

 

2nd Annual Best In Show | Pets

Artists Network announces a call to artists for the 2nd Annual Best In Show | Pets art competition. Best In Show: $1,750. Category Winners of Top Dog | Cat | Other: $750 each. Jurors: Sally Muir, Jennifer Gennari, Liz Chaderton. The contest is open to all artists working in two dimensions in all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage). Digital art, photography and three-dimensional art, such as installation art or sculpture, are not accepted. $25 non-members / $15 members. 

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: $25

AWARD INFO: $1,750

WHO: International; 2D in all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage)

 

Year End Art Masters 2022

Top Art Awards announces a call of entries into the Year End Art Master's 2022 International Online Juried Contest. Awards include: Virtual Award Exhibition, Cash award to 1st place recipient, 1st place recipient receives promotion on Top Art Awards main page, awards for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place, top award recipients will be promoted on Instagram, Finalist awards, all awarded recipients will receive an award certificate. 2-D Mediums to be considered but not limited to: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Encaustic, Mixed Media, Scratchboard, Gouache, Airbrush, Pen, Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, Graphite, Markers and Colored Pencil. (No photography, digital or sculpture.) All subject matter and styles are allowed. $25 for 1-2 artworks. 

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: cash awards

FEE: $25

WHO: International; 2-D mediums 

 

13th Annual “Botanicals” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 13th Annual “Botanicals” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of December 2022. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s January 2023 online group art exhibition.

The gallery invites entries from artists (including photography & digital art) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract, botanical and/or floral art. Botanical subjects include flowers, herbs, fruit, leaves, plants and related botanical and floral subjects.

DEADLINE: December 27, 2022

AWARD INFO: cash awards

FEE: $18.00

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

PleinAir Salon $30,000 Online Art Competition (Monthly)

We award $1,000 monthly to the top three winners and each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition held each spring that awards $21,000 in cash prizes. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine! The awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

AWARD INFO:  Total of $30,000. Annual Awards, $21,000 in CASH Awards. Monthly Awards, $1,000 in Cash Awards EACH month.

FEE: Entry fee of $38/$16

WHO: International artists in drawing or painting

 

RESIDENCIES

THE HARLEE H. LITTLE JR. ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Black Artists of DC (BADC), in collaboration with STABLE is pleased to announce the initiation of the Harlee H. Little Jr. Artist Residency Program. During 2022 – 2023 a residency is offered to locally based artists in the Greater Washington, DMV Area. 

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: Washington DC

WHO: Local (DC area); All mediums 

 

Electro-etching Residency-workshop in Canary Islands

The artists will take part in the process of electro-etching carried out by the specialist Alfonso Crujera

An opportunity to take part in recent experiences in the process of electro-etching carried out by the artist and specialist Alfonso Crujera. The residency-workshop is located in the vicinity of the biosphere reserve of the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). With excellent views to the Atlantic Ocean is surrounded by a quiet, natural environment, ideal for reflection and creation.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: Canary Islands, Spain

WHO: International; Non toxic Printmaking, Printmaking, Visual art

 

Læsø AiR

The objective of the Læsø AiR programme for professional visual artists is to support the development of artists’ practice and to promote the exchange between Danish and foreign artists and the Danish art scene.

The foreign artists granted residencies will be given the opportunity to take part in a visiting program, networking activities and study visits with institutions and individuals from the Danish art scene. Læsø AiR also wishes to support the artistic process and research phase by providing the artists with time, space and opportunities for reflection and contemplation.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: Mid-March to Mid-June 2023, Early August to End of October 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: Denmark

WHO: International; Visual Art 

Belgrade Art Studio Residency

BELGRADE ART STUDIO RESIDENCY is a non-profit international art program designed to bring talented artists, creative practitioners, researchers and writers from around the world to experience a unique cultural environment dedicated to art. Selected artists are invited to live and work in specially designed studio for a period up to 6 months. By bringing the creators of art in a unique setting the Program aims to situate art at the very heart of historical Belgrade.

DEADLINE: December 4, 2022

DATES: up to 6 months 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: Serbia

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

Land Line: Denver Botanic Gardens' 2023 Artist Residency Program

Denver Botanic Gardens’ artist residency program, Land Line, is dedicated to supporting artists who foster appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of the natural world. By celebrating individual perspectives and encouraging creative exchange, the residency program seeks to inspire and bring awareness to nature and explore humanity’s unique connection to the landscape.

DEADLINE: December 5, 2022

DATES: typically span two to three months of focused time

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHO: National (U.S.); Visual Arts 

 

Arquetopia Foundation Residency 

Now in its twelfth year, Arquetopia Foundation https://www.arquetopia.org is a multiple award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that is internationally established on three continents. The mission emphasizes critical thinking, a commitment to reciprocity, and a sense of ethics at the core of all artistic practices. The customized, professional International Artist-in-Residence Programs https://www.arquetopia.org/residencies-general-info are among the largest and most reputable worldwide. All of the multinational artist residency programs are unique, with an array of content anchored in local knowledge, critical academic perspectives, and a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. Residency sites are located in four distinct cultural regions selected for their historical importance, influence and artistic contribution to the world: Puebla and Oaxaca in Mexico, Cusco in Peru, and Naples in southern Italy.

DEADLINE: December 11, 2022

DATES: January 17, 2022 - December 4, 2023

WHERE: Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru – Naples, Italy

FEE: $35

WHO: International; All Mediums 

 

Quinn Emanuel Artist-in-Residence

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

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

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

DATES: 4 months

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Regional (LA); All mediums 

 

NES​ Winter Wonderland Residency 

Due to rescheduling, there are a couple of placements available for January 2023. A residency during the colder months is a great way to experience Iceland in all its winter glory. There is significant and underestimated beauty in the north at this time of the year. The winter months in Iceland are very conducive to creativity and focused work. The extended time indoors nurtures the development of collaboration and deep friendships between resident artists.  Whilst the days are short, the light is beautiful and forever changing. The northern lights dance regularly across the sky at this time of the year and are a common site in our little north Iceland town of Skagaströnd. Yes it is cold outdoors and yes there are blizzards and mega snow at times but the studio and houses are all geothermally heated and very cosy for working well into the night.

DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

DATES: 1 month (January 2023)

WHERE: Skagaströnd, Iceland 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

The Narrows Art Retreat

The Residency Program at The Narrows is intended to give artists an opportunity to imagine and create in an inspirational, contemplative and remote setting.

Located near Kootenay Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, the Retreat centre is nestled among cottonwood, cedar trees and ponderosa pines. Away from the distractions of daily life, a residency allows one the time to renew and focus on their creative practice and experience a sense of tranquility. People looking to escape must consider whether or not this remote studio opportunity is the right environment for them. Transport to and from the retreat is by motor boat. One trip per week by boat can be made available if necessary, for groceries and re-supply.

DEADLINE: December 17, 2022

DATES: 1 or 2 weeks. January 8-21, 2023

WHERE: British Columbia, Canada 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums

 

Arteventura Residency 

Arteventura is an ecological artist’s residency on a wooded estate of 25 hectares, deep in the Spanish inland. A philosophy of autonomy, back to basics and interaction with nature form the foundation of the project. The whole 25 ha – with its hills, the spring, the holm- and cork oaks – is at the disposal of the artists.

Arteventura offers silence, space and time to engage in research and development, or create new and adventurous work. There are maximum 4 artists at any given moment in time (except groups). Each resident has its own selfcatering apartment, set up as a flexible working area. The communal studio of 300 m2 consist of an inside and outside working area.

DEADLINE: December 30, 2022

DATES: The minimum stay is 15 days, with a maximum of 3 months during 2023

WHERE: Aracena, Spain

FEE: 20 euro

WHO: International; All Mediums 

 

EUTOPIA ART RESIDENCY

Visual artists, architects, writers, art historians, curators, musicians and other creative professionals, from all over the world, regardless of race, gender, age and orientation, young as well as established, with open ideas and opinions, can stay and work temporarily participating in programs, from 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

DATES: programs, from 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months in 2023

WHERE: Greece

FEE: free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

18th Street Artist Residencies

18th Street Arts Center’s visiting artist residency program has hosted more than 500 artists from dozens of countries around the world since it first began in 1992. There are four live/work artist studios at the center where artists are in residence from 1 to 3 months at a time (sometimes longer).

DEADLINE: Ongoing

DATES: 1 - 3 months

WHERE: Santa Monica, CA

WHO: International; Artists, curators, writers, musicians
 

OPEN CALLS 

 

2023 Underwater Museum of Art Installation

Artists are invited to submit proposals for the fifth art installation to be deployed Summer 2023. The UMA (the first and only permanent underwater sculpture museum in the United States) is located off the coast of Northwest Florida, less than one mile off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Florida.

This opportunity is open to artists and artist teams. While a demonstrated history of collaboration completing large- and small-scale public art projects is preferred, all artist applications will be considered. Following the application deadline, the CAA will convene a panel of arts and marine environment specialists to review the applications and select proposals for completion and installation. The selected artists will be commissioned to develop design proposals and create a 3D piece of original artwork to be permanently installed in the Underwater Museum of Art. Each artist will receive a $7,500 stipend inclusive of design fees, materials, labor, fabrication, construction, packing materials, shipping, and transportation.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $7,500 stipend including design fees, materials, labor, etc. 

WHO: International; Public Art, Sculpture

 

Unicornfest Open Call

Call to artists to decorate a 'life-size' 2m tall fibreglass unicorn sculpture for Bristol's Unicornfest 2023 public art sculpture trail to celebrate the city's 650th anniversary.

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of £1,000 and their work will be featured on the event website, app and maps, in extensive social media and press releases and will be admired by hundreds of thousands of visitors following the popular public art trail next summer.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: July 1st—September 3rd, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: £1,000

WHO: Local (Bristol, UK); Public Art 

 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is recognized as a leading Arts Festival in the industry and a beloved annual community tradition which has been a part of the cultural fabric of Denver for three decades. CherryArts invites you to apply to be one of 255 exhibitors at the 2023 event, a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual arts. The goal is to provide our selected exhibitors and the 150,000 visitors an experience of unparalleled quality. This is your chance to find out first-hand the accolades as reported by fellow artists: historically very high art sales potential (estimated at $16,590 per artist, via 2022 Artist Survey), consistently high national rankings, on-site artist amenities and a new jury panel each year to provide fresh perspective. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is an established show that attracts a loyal regional audience, many of whom are collectors. Apply now for an incredible exhibition opportunity to sell art at the 32nd annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival: Saturday, Sunday, Monday July 1, 2, 3, 2023!

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

DATES: July 1, 2023 - July 3, 2023

FEE: $45

AWARD INFO: $30,000 offered in artist purchase awards

WHO: International; All Mediums 

2023 Uptown Trees

The City of Greeley is committed to linking the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) campus to downtown Greeley with a trail of artwork for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to enjoy. This part of the Downtown/UNC Art Walk corridor is in collaboration with the LINC Library Innovation Center and the Downtown Development Authority. The Uptown Tree program allows the versatility needed to help create the art corridor.

The first “planting” of trees along the corridor in 2014 included ten trees that added interest, form, color and fun. There are now a total of 30 sculptures and are calling for up to three more sculptural art trees to continue this project. Artists are invited to apply their creative energies.  

DEADLINE: December 5, 2022

DATES: Full list of dates on website

FEE: free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art 

 

Civil Rights Summer 2024: 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 2024 represents the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. The City of Topeka is gearing up for a summer-long civil rights commemoration for 2024 and is committed to making the arts an integral component of that effort.

Through the creation of collaborative and meaningful artwork centered on critical discussion of both the historic and contemporary heritage of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, this project will be the centerpiece of a summer filled with community exploration—a creative, multi-disciplinary, multi-site experience that seeks to create a meaningful conversation about equity and justice.

DEADLINE: December 5, 2022

DATES: Summer of 2024

FEE: free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art 

 

MARYVALE GRAND CANAL CROSSING PUBLIC ART PROJECT

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture requests qualifications from professional artists to work with an engineering design team, City departments, community groups and stakeholders to design, fabricate and install integrated public art and other enhancements along the Grand Canal corridor between 47th and 75th Avenues in Maryvale. The selected artist will be expected to work with the community and city to create enhancements that bolster the visual identity of the area and enliven the pedestrian experience. This is an opportunity for artists specializing in three-dimensional artwork and collaborative design teams. The engineering team will be selected through a separate RFP process by the Phoenix Street Transportation Department. Salt River Project (SRP) operates the canal system and is collaborating with the City of Phoenix on this exciting new project.

DEADLINE: December 5, 2022

FEE: free to apply; budget for project is $600,000

WHO: National; Public Art

 

Art Now Management

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

DEADLINE: December 8, 2022

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

 

The Working Artist: Free Stuff to Help Artists

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

• The 10 Steps to Working as an Artist

• How to Sell Art eBook

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

• The Working Artist’s Guide to Public Art

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

• And much more

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; All Mediums

 

Open Call for Submissions:

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

DEADLINE:  December 31, 2022

FEE: Free

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

 

ARTalk Series Season Premier: Honoring our Roots

ARTalk Series Season Premiere “Honoring Our Roots”, hosted by Eishamarie Rivera known for her work on television network Telemundo-Orlando in collaboration with Art Company bonARTE Events & Creations, is open for artists' submissions. ARTalk was born from a collaboration between ART and TELEVISION to positively impact the artist community and create a guide to success within the art market.

Artists are invited to submit their unique stories & artwork for our art interview platform Call for artists for the ARTalk Series Season Premiere. We will be selecting a group of artists that are actively working on their art careers and can serve as an example of pursuing their roots as artists to showcase their stories through a short film format production. The stories selected will be part of the script for the art series Season One. The script will be focused on the work behind each artist's story, the steps that took them where they are now, and the reason they are striving as artists and connecting with opportunities…the goal is to dissect their story and amplify it through ARTalk.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

FEE: $37 

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

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.

CaFÉ

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

The Art Guide

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

ArtOpportunities.org

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

ArtDeadline.com

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

Curator Space

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

Re-title.com

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

Resartis.org

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

Art Rabbit 

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

Creative Capital 

Creative Capital is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund artists in the creation of groundbreaking new work in the visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, technology, and multidisciplinary practices, including socially-engaged work in all forms. 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 

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

Ready to apply?

Applications can be extensive. After all, organizations need to ensure their funding will be in good hands. 

Be prepared to present yourself in the best light by having your information and images in an organized manner—and avoiding the last-minute stress of scrambling to find files.

Art inventory software like Artwork Archive can help you get ready to apply for grants and opportunities without the hassle. 

With Artwork Archive, you can manage jury-ready photos of your work and their inventory details, as well as generate professional documents like portfolio pages and inventory reports. If asked for a list of past exhibitions and competitions to validate your professional status, you can see your complete show history with the click of a button. Just think of the time you’ll save not having to remember or dig up all of this information!

You can even add application deadlines to the “My Schedule” feature and receive email reminders before it’s time to submit so you never miss out on these opportunities.