The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in November 2022

Paige Simianer | October 21, 2022

\Marisabel Gonzalez in her studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

With fall in full swing, cozy up with a mug of something warm and delicious and apply for some art opportunities as we head into winter! 

November is shaping up to be a great month for artists to find a new opportunity. 

Whether you want to beef up your CV with a juried show, snag an art grant to fund your dream project, or try your hand at an artist residency, we’ve found some of the best worldwide opportunities out there for artists!

Take a look through this list. Your next opportunity is waiting! Our team will be adding new opportunities throughout the month, so be sure to check it out regularly! And, don't forget to check out our Complete Guide to 2022 Artist Opportunities




Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. In the past 18 years, Artadia has awarded over $5 million to more than 333 artists throughout its participating award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: $10,000-$25,000

WHO: Regional (Houston); Visual Artists 


Arts and Disability Connect

The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organizations and arts professionals in the Republic of Ireland.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: The awards available are: New Work (€15,000), Research and Development (€5,000), Mentoring (€3,000) and Training (€1,000).

WHO: Artists in Republic of Ireland; All mediums 

Sir Nicholas Goodison award (for curators)

The Sir Nicholas Goodison Award aims to support the next generation of ambitious contemporary craft curators in the UK.

The award, up to £60,000, offers 100% funding for a focused collecting project, enabling a curator to expand their museum or gallery’s collection of contemporary craft into exciting new areas or deepen existing holdings in significant ways.

DEADLINE: November 3, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: up to £60,000

WHO: National (U.K); Curators 


International Photography & Film Awards 

A FREE to enter International Photography & Film Awards with a prize pool value of over $50,000 USD across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Awards. We have also included a category for filmmakers. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including moving images & short films. The Jury is looking for unique, exceptional, and high-quality images.

DEADLINE: November 5, 2022

FEE: Free to Apply 

AWARD INFO: Overall Winner  – $6,000 (USD) / Flights and accommodation to the Awards Ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition

WHO: International; Photography 


Leica Women Foto Project Award

The Leica Women Foto Project Award will grant three photographers $10,000 each to help complete an in-progress, personal photo project that bears witness to humanity, expressed through the female point of view. In addition to the financial award, each winner will receive a Leica SL2-S camera and a Leica Vario Elmarit-SL 24-70mm lens, to further support the completion of the personal project. Applications for the Leica Women Foto Project Award will be reviewed by a panel of renowned figures in the world of photography.

DEADLINE: November 7, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: award will go to three photographers $10,000 each

WHO: United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, or Canada (excluding residents of the province of Québec); Photography 


Gomma Photography Grant 

The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers working in various genre. Begun in 2014, the Gomma Grant has quickly acquired a reputation for being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye for spotting fresh talent and encouraging those already in the spotlight. Photographers that are recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have grown their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.  The Gomma Grant is open to everyone: any nationality, any background, and working with different medium (black & white or color, analogue or digital). Gomma's juror and editors are looking for consistency, personality, and courage.

DEADLINE: November 8, 2022

FEE: $35 

AWARD INFO: € 1000 cash prize. · International exposure through Gomma social network and media partners. · Proposition to esteemed international galleries and curators. 

WHO: International; Photography 

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2022 artist grants. They are offering $3,500 and $1,000 grants to artists & photographers around the world. This open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via an online Journal as well as The Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 67k.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

FEE: $40 

AWARD INFO: 2 artists will each receive $3,500 and 4 artists will each receive $1,000

WHO: International; All mediums 




December Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our December 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: November 1, 2022

DATES: November 30th—December 29th, 2022

FEE: $30

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 



BROUHAHART Presents ‘#MeToo’. Artworks should have a story related to the men and women who suffer mental, physical and sexual abuse. BROUHAHART is now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘#MeToo’. Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. The team will review all applications and the selected works will be announced.

DEADLINE: November 8, 2022

DATES: November 18, 2022 - November 30, 2022

FEE: Free to apply

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


“Open/No Theme” Art Competition & Exhibition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from October 10th, 2022 to November 6th, 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 November 9th,2022 to December 6th, 2022. 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, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more

DEADLINE: November 6, 2022

DATES: November 9, 2022 - December 6, 2022

FEE: $15

WHO: International; All Mediums 


American Watercolor Society 156th International Exhibition

The American Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, April 3-28, 2023 at the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY. Up to $50,000 total in awards. Submissions Jurors: Antonio Masi, Judi Betts, Ken Goldman, Ken Call, Eric Wiegardt. Awards Jurors: Susan Weintraub, Ratindra Das, Denny Bond. The International Exhibition is open to all artists working in water media on paper (Yupo is permitted). No other surfaces accepted. Watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouche, and egg tempera are accepted mediums. No collage, pastels, digital images, or any form of print or reproductions. Artist's original work only. No class work. No work done under supervision. No copies or likenesses of another artist's work including published source or reference work. See prospectus for full details.

DEADLINE: November 8, 2022

DATES: April 3—28, 2023

FEE: $20 Signature members, $30 Associate members, $55 non-member.

AWARD INFO: $50,000 total in awards

WHO: International; Watercolor 

Arts North International 28

Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, January 14 - February 25, 2023 at Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, Minnesota. $10,000 of awards available, including $3000 Best of Show. Open to all living artists. Mediums accepted: acrylic, ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, mixed media, oil, pastel, print, photograph, sequential art, sculpture, and watercolor/watermedia artworks. Entries must be original work completed since January 1, 2020 and may not have been exhibited in previous Arts North exhibitions. Copies, class work, fragile work, or prints reproducing work in other media will not be considered. Work requiring more than normal careful handling is not eligible. 

DEADLINE: November 13, 2022

DATES: January 14 - February 25, 2023

AWARD INFO: $10,000 of awards available, including $3000 Best of Show

FEE: $35

WHO: International; acrylic, ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, mixed media, oil, pastel, print, photograph, sequential art, sculpture, and watercolor/watermedia artwork


Botanical Art

Las Laguna Gallery presents Botanical Art and Illustration. For this online exhibition the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Any works that highlights flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. will be considered. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

DEADLINE: November 13, 2022

DATES: January 5, 2023 - January 28, 2023

FEE: $35

WHO: International; All Mediums 


Bloq's Exhibition: Melting Point

Melting Point: Opportunity to exhibit at Bloqs Café and event space!

The light at the end of the tunnel on a dark winter's nights. The cold and dark will thaw through is the theme for this group exhibition. Whether relating to the process of melting as one material becomes another such as metals, the science behind it all or the sentiment of moving forward, change and transformation. Whatever form it may be, Bloq's Cafe would love to see your take on the theme: melting point.

DEADLINE: November 14, 2022

DATES: November 21st, 2022—February 6th, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.K.); any works that are hangable plus outdoor sculptures


CPSA Explore This! 

The Colored Pencil Society of America seeks entries for an online exhibition. $2000 for EXPY Best of Show Award; lesser amounts and product awards given to other winners. Juror: Emily Stamey, curator and head of exhbitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Open to all living artists 18 years or older. Entries must be predominantly colored pencil and include one or more of the following: 1) Some other medium such as ink, watercolor, pastel, acrylics, etc. 2) Collage 3) Artist-prepared surface 4) A three-dimensional surface 5) Any other technique, surface, or element that is NOT allowed for the CPSA International Exhibition. Artwork must have been completed on or after January 1, 2020 and must not have appeared in any previous CPSA Explore This!

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: $2000 

FEE: $15

WHO: International; Predominantly colored pencil 

International Biennale of Glass 

The International Biennale of Glass (IBG) is an unparalleled event in Bulgaria in its widely international outlook and exclusive focus on glass art and its recent achievements on the global art scene. IBG takes place every two years, between October and November, with continuous yearly activity in the Bulgarian and international cultural calendars. Guests of the event are international artists and lecturers who introduce the audience to the opportunities and accomplishments in this field of fine arts. IBG consists of exhibitions with selected works, educational lectures and various workshops, which reach great success and provide interactive ways of public engagement. The official selection of participating artworks is made by an international jury committee that evaluates the candidates’ submissions.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

DATES: October 6th—November 5th, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Glass artists


Artist Choice for Subject International Online Art Exhibition

Northern Light Gallery announces a call to artists for an international online art exhibition, November 29 - December 14, 2022. The show will be promoted on a variety of Social Media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All accepted works will receive a show certificate and category, Judge's Choice, Gallery Choice and Best Of Show winners will receive special certificates. Subject matter is at the artists discretion, keep it tasteful. There are 6 categories including Painted Media, Drawn Media Photography, Digital Art, Mixed Media and 3 Dimensional. Free to enter (1 entry per artist). 

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

DATES: November 29—December 14, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Painted Media, Drawn Media Photography, Digital Art, Mixed Media and 3 Dimensional.


"Blue" Call for Entry - Online Art Show

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery seeks entries for an online art exhibition, December 1-31, 2022. Cash awards. Juror: Janelle Cogan. Theme- "Blue" This color is symbolic for many different things and emotions. It is most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. It can be expressed many ways and we look forward to seeing your interpretation. We will be donating 10% of all entry fees to Natural High, a national nonprofit organization inspiring youth to discover, amplify and pursue their natural high so they have a reason to say no to drugs and alcohol. All artists 18 and over may enter. $20 for 1 or 2 pieces (You may enter more than once).

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

DATES: December 1—31, 2022

FEE: $20-10% of all entry fees will be donated to 'Natural High', a nonprofit inspiring youth to discovery their "natural high" so they have a reason to say no to drugs. 

AWARD INFO: Cash prizes available 

WHO: International; All mediums 


Merged: d'Art's Third National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage

Merged is an exhibition of original unique 2D and 3D collage and assemblage artworks that includes mediums specifically (but not limited to), found objects, recycled materials, paper, fiber, wood, and metal. Collages and assemblages must be free standing, wall mount, or pedestal ready. Work may be no longer than 60” in its longest dimension, and weigh no more than 50 pounds. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email [email protected].

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES.

DEADLINE: November 20, 2022

DATES: January 7, 2023 - February 4, 2023

FEE: $35

AWARD INFO: $950 in Awards

WHO: National; Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture


Paris Art Salon (European Tour)

International art fair in Paris Jan. 2023. Artists are invited to submit their work for exhibition. Works are selected based on creativity, originality, quality of work, and overall artistic ability. Selected artists are notified end of November with a artist-gallery contract. This is part of the Arte Ponte European tour in 2023. More information visit the website.

DEADLINE: November 25, 2022

DATES: January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 


Diversity & Religion Exhibition

Get The Trolls Out! is organizing an exhibition of artworks exploring the theme of 'Diversity & Religion' in collaboration with the University of Westminster Diversity and Inclusion Research Community.  The Get the Trolls Out! project, led by the Media Diversity Institute, has been monitoring media in seven European countries, noticing an increasingly concerning distribution of antisemitic and Islamophobic visual and video media. The planned exhibition, in collaboration with the University of Westminster in London, is an attempt to counter this hateful content by promoting human rights narratives about ‘Diversity & Religion’ in Europe.  

DEADLINE: November 27, 2022

DATES: 1 week in February 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: Selected artists will be paid a participation fee of £150 for visual artworks and £350 for video works

WHO: Visual artists and video makers, of any age or nationality, resident in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland or the UK.


Yosemite Renaissance 2023 Exhibition

Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit art organization dedicated to encouraging artists to create diverse interpretations of Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region. The organization seeks to inspire new generations to understand, preserve and protect our wild lands and natural places through art.

The Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition is an annual exhibit that offers an opportunity for artists inspired by nature and the California Sierra Nevada region to display and promote their art. The exhibit opens at Gallery 5, Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst in March 2023, then travels to Kings Art Center in Hanford, Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley, and MCAC Circle Gallery in Madera.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

AWARD INFO: total of $4000 in cash awards

FEE: $25

WHO: International; All mediums 


Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Newport Beach is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VIII of its ongoing Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life. As home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

DATES: June 1, 2023 - June 1, 2025

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: All-inclusive honorarium up to $5,000

WHO: National (US); Sculpture





Strata Gallery invites artists to submit artwork for our highly anticipated annual juried exhibition, Fragments. The exhibition will run from January 3 - January 21, 2023 in Santa Fe, NM. We see artists whose work expresses and articulates the myriad, exciting and challenging ways in which our reality has become fragmented. This year's juror is Strata Gallery's President and co-founder, David Olivant. Awards include Director's Choice, Best of Show, and Honorable Mention.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

DATES: January 3 - January 21


FEE: $35

WHO: International; all mediums 


All Abstracts 2022 | Juried Art Competition

Camelback Gallery announces an open call to artists 18 years and older for the 5th annual All Abstracts Art Competition. Cash award for the top two award recipients! 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. Promotion of Top 14 Award Video. All award recipients receive 3-month online group exhibition of their work, international social media exposure, Art Week and Art Base international news publications, e-blast announcement to international buyers, friends and artists + official award certificate. All types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media. $19 for 1-2 images. 

DEADLINE: November 6, 2022

FEE: $19

WHO: International; All Mediums 


With Open Arms...

Art Show International Gallery announces their Open Annual Art Competition. Cash prizes of up to $1,500 will be given to artists: First, Runner-Up, Merit, and Talent Prize winners. Certificates of Recognition will be given to all, including Honorable Mention and Finalist awards. Global exposure and social media promotion guaranteed. All subjects are welcome, including any of our dozen other current themes, so feel free to make duplicate submissions from those themes to maximize your chance of winning prizes and awards. Artists worldwide are invited to submit their best artworks: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, installation. $10 entry fee.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1,500

FEE: $10

WHO: International; All Mediums 

Splash 24 | The Best of Watercolor

Artists Network announces a call to artists for Splash 24 | The Best of Watercolor. First Place: $2,000. Second Place: $1,000. Third Place: $500. Juror: Jean Haines. The dominant medium must be watercolor, though some minor use of other media may be acceptable. You must specify any other media used in addition to watercolor in your application. Digital art, photography and three-dimensional art, such as installation art or sculpture, are not accepted.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: First Place: $2,000. Second Place: $1,000. Third Place: $500

FEE: $45 non-members / $30 members. 

WHO: International; Watercolor 


Urban & Street

The streets have long been an inspiration to photographers—offering nooks to hide, pathways to meander, and a psychogeographic web to traverse the collective narrative of everyday life. The streets serve as a hub of urban conversation, offering us a glimpse of the banal and unconventional, revealing and obscuring the connections to ourselves, each other, and our sense of place. How does your work find its locale in the complexity of the cityscape? Potential subject matter includes but is not limited to: architecture, cityscapes, documentary and street photography, found objects, and the analysis of our sense of “place.”

DEADLINE: November 16, 2022

DATES: December 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023

FEE: $20

WHO: International; Photography 


The Trail of Painted Ponies Holiday Design Contest 2022

The Trail of Painted Ponies invites artists to let their imaginations run wild, using three-dimensional horse forms as a canvas for creative expression. Cash Prizes: 1st Place - $1,000, 2nd Place - $500, 3rd Place - $250. Every year The Trail of Painted Ponies releases new Holiday figurines and corresponding ornaments. These are extremely popular among collectors, and everyone looks forward to seeing which holiday designs will become the next Painted Ponies. Artists from around the world are invited to submit designs, which may be presented on one of the Painted Ponies templates. The most outstanding designs may be crafted into figurines and ornaments in the future. No entry fee. Deadline: November 20, 2022.

DEADLINE: November 20, 2022

DATES: December 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023

FEE: Free to apply

AWARD INFO: Cash Prizes: 1st Place - $1,000, 2nd Place - $500, 3rd Place - $250.

WHO: International; Painting on pre-determined 3d horse forms. 


12th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 12th Annual “Nature” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of November 2022. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s December 2022 online group art exhibition.

The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography.

The “Nature” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of nature art. Nature subjects include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments.

DEADLINE: November 27, 2022

DATES: December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

FEE: $18.00

WHO: International; All mediums 


November PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition

The PleinAir Salon $33,000 Art Competition is a monthly online competition consisting of 19 categories. Over $33,000 is awarded each year for this competition. The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. An additional $6,500 is awarded to the annual winners and $1,100 is awarded monthly to the top three winners of each competition as well as a People’s Choice Award. Each of the 23 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

FEE: Early Bird: $29, Regular: $38

WHO: International; Drawing, Painting


Issue #36 Juried by Jealous Curator

Originally founded in 2013 as Fresh Paint Magazine, the publication rebranded to Create! Magazine in 2016 in order to showcase the incredible talent of emerging artists in the contemporary arts working across a variety of media. Since then, they’ve highlighted thousands of artists from across the globe, sharing not only what they create, but also the meaning, inspiration, and stories behind what they do.

This issue will feature the work of selected artists working in a wide array of media, disciplines and creative backgrounds.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

DATES: January 31, 2023 - February 28, 2023

FEE: $35

WHO: International; All Mediums 




AWARE Research Residencies at Villa Vassilieff

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is setting up a new residency programme at the Villa Vassilieff in Paris for research on women and non-binary photographers and video artists.

The resident will have an independent living and working studio of 44m² (473 ft²) within the Villa Vassilieff. The resident will also have access to AWARE’s resource and information centre, which contains nearly 3,000 references on women artists (monographs, critical essays, exhibition catalogues, etc.)


DATES: 3 months (from February 1, 2023, to April 30, 2023)

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE:  Paris, France

WHO: International; women and/or non-binary photographers and video artists


Baxter St. Residency Program

Each year, Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging lens-based artists living in New York City to apply for the Baxter St Residency Program. This residency offers lens-based artists much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs.


FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: NYC, New York

WHO: Artists currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art 


2023 Inbreak Residency

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


DATES: January 8, 2023 - June 30, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: online (virtual residency)

WHO: National (U.S.); All Mediums 

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency 2022

Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community.

Each year we invite 4-6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park


DATES: Solo residencies are offered MAY 2, 2022 - JUNE 13, 2022

FEE: $45

WHERE:  Joshua Tree, CA

WHO: International; all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.


Bernheim Artist Residency

For over four decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. Established in 1980, this internationally renowned program annually awards artists the opportunity to live and create site specific work inspired by their total immersion experience in the natural environment. The work created through this program allows our visitors to experience nature in new and exciting ways while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s mission of connecting people to nature.


FEE: Free to apply 

WHERE: Bernheim Forest, Kentucky

WHO: International; All Mediums 

KIRA International Artist Residency Open Call

Every year KIRA awards 6 artists with a one month residency. Artists are provided with individual studio space, comfortable housing, two prepared meals each day, a stipend and live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. Artists should bring all supplies and materials needed for their creative process, to ensure availability of required supplies and provisions. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community for up to six hours a week. These engagements will vary based on skills and interest and can include a partnership with Kingsbrae Garden which is located just steps away from the residence and studios.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

DATES: September 16, 2023 - October 14, 2023

WHERE: St. Andrews, New Brunswick

FEE: $10.00 

WHO: International; all mediums


Moab Arts Re-Use Residency (MARR)

MARR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art, community, and waste systems. The Moab area is highly impacted by the tourism industry and, as a result, waste management. By facilitating artists’ direct engagement with the waste stream, MARR encourages resident artists to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-assess their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

DATES: 4 Weeks, with 2 residents in March and 2 residents in August​ 2023

WHERE: Moab, Utah

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All Mediums 





Call for Public Art DATMA

Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, DATMA, is considering proposals for outdoor public installation centered around the theme of shelter. New Bedford, MA will serve as the canvas for public art exploring the role of shelter within the histories, communities, and cultures of the SouthCoast region and beyond. We welcome artists to consider themes including but not limited to: housing, the Underground Railroad, and/or immigration.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

DATES: Public art to be exhibited in Summer 2023 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); Public Art 


Sculpture in the City Open Call 

Sculpture in the City (SITC) is an award-winning annual urban sculpture park, launching each year in June. It is a cultural initiative delivered by the City of London Corporation in partnership with 11 local businesses with a mission to present cultural projects in line with the Lord Mayor’s vision and support for London’s creative industries and artistic talent. SITC uses the Square Mile as an outdoor urban gallery space to show the best of contemporary art by established and emerging artists from the UK and the world. Open 24/7 with no admission charge, it is London’s largest free outdoor display of public art.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

AWARD INFO: £750 artist fee for each selected artist

WHO: International; Public Outdoor Scupture 


2023 Winter Park Paint Out

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

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

DEADLINE: November 4, 2022

DATES: April 23, 2023 - April 29, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Painting

Lone Tree Arts Commission Utility Wrap Program

The Lone Tree Arts Commission seeks submissions from Colorado artists or artist groups for their 2022 utility wrap program. Each year the Commission seeks to beautify the many traffic signal and utility boxes placed throughout the city through the selection of original designs from Colorado artists. The selected designs will be printed on vinyl and will cover the box. A third-party fabricator will be used to print and install the wraps. Work can be in any medium as long as it can be translated into a digital file, a PDF in vector format, 300 dpi. The fabricator does not have the ability to scan or convert any physical paintings/artwork to digital. Each artist or group can submit up to 3 original works for consideration. All artwork should be finalized, not conceptual. The chosen designs will engage all sides of the box. Two designs will be selected for installation and awarded $500 each. No entry fee.

DEADLINE: November 4, 2022

AWARD INFO: two designs awarded $500 each

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: State (CO); Any medium as long as it can be translated into a digital file

Western Spirit Art Show and Sale

The CFD Old West Museum in Cheyenne, WY seeks entries for a juried art show, March 11 - April 23. Best of Show - $1000, Best of Each Media - $500, Best Miniature - $100. Media Categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed-Media (including digital drawings), Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor. $20 per entry, Max 4. 

DEADLINE: November 4, 2022

AWARD INFO: Cash Prizes: Best of Show: $1000

FEE: $20

WHO: International; All Mediums 


iLight Singapore 2023

The sustainable light festival will return for its 9th edition to showcase new and exciting light art installations at Marina Bay.

For this edition, artists are invited to explore various forms of Sustainability and Sustainable Living - of environment, economy and culture - and examine how light art can create conversations about our lifestyles, decision making and the community.

The curatorial theme of i Light Singapore 2023, A New Wave, calls for innovative light art installations that encompass associations with the color blue – the limitless potential of technology to create novel experiences beyond the physical, and the synergy between nature and technology. 

DEADLINE: November 13, 2022

DATES: June 2, 2023 - June 25, 2023

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Light installation artists


Call for Exhibition Proposals 2023-2024

The UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida is seeking Exhibition Proposals for the 2023-2024 academic year. Solo artists, artist groups and curators are encouraged to apply. The gallery resides in the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts and Design located in Orlando, Florida. The gallery has about 3700 square feet of space with over 230 linear feet of wall space and about 96 feet of moveable wall space.

DEADLINE: November 13, 2022

WHO: International; All Mediums


Call for Submissions: CURRENTS Festival 2023

CURRENTS New Media is now accepting submissions for the 2023 art and technology festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. URRENTS New Media fosters new media arts and supports artists in creating innovative work. The annual festival, educational programs, and exhibition space give the public year-round access to immersive and expansive art experiences.

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

DATES: June 16, 2023 - June 25, 2023

FEE: $25/single, $20 each/multiple and $15 each for Experimental Video, Documentary and Animation.

WHO: International; Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture


ANARCHA Call for Entry & Submissions

ANARCHA is a print magazine.

Do you have content that shocks, offends, or offers a unique perspective on the theme of performance?

BRIEF︎: The theme of the first edition is performance. Explore the concept of performance. Consider the relationship between performance and belief, work, power, roles, gender, ritual, art, relationships & sex. Is it more genuine to perform or to avoid performance? How does performance limit, liberate or anonymize experiences? How does performance uphold our beliefs? How do we perform love? What lifts us out of the ordinary? What is performed and what comes naturally? Is performance always intentional?

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

FEE: free to apply

WHO: International; 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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