The Best Artist Grants & Opportunities in October 2023

Artwork Archive | September 18, 2023

'Pumpkin plein air', Photo courtesy of Artwork Archive artist Jane Hunt

As the leaves change, so can your art career.🍂

Our team at Artwork Archive found the best residencies, artist grants, and open calls with deadlines this October.

You never know which opportunity could take your art career to the next level, so take a look below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first) and find the one that fits you best!

Not finding anything that's right for you yet? Not to worry. Be sure to check back often as we are constantly adding new opportunities to this guide throughout the month.

Plus, be sure to take a peek at our comprehensive 2023 Complete Guide to Artist Grants and Opportunities to find a list of artist opportunities for the rest of the year!

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October 1, 2023

2024 SculptureWalk
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: May 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: $1,500
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Description

October 1, 2023

Eyebeam Fellowship Open Call
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 15, 2024 - August 15, 2024
  • Award Info: $20,000 stipend
  • Eligibility: International
Description

October 1, 2023

Manchester Open Exhibition 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 3, 2024 - April 28, 2024
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists who live in, or is based in Greater Manchester (i.e. you have a Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford or Wigan postcode).

October 1, 2023

Fish Factory Creative Center Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland
Description

October 1, 2023

Skaftfell Residency Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Description

October 1, 2023

Open Call for Proposals 2024 Exhibitions at Artspace Richmond
Exhibition

  • Organization: Artspace
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 26, 2024 - October 26, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: $100 Honorarium
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: RICHMOND, VA 23225, United States
Description

October 1, 2023

9th Annual Figures & Faces Art Competition
Competition

  • Organization: Fusion Art
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 5, 2023 - November 4, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 1-2 images / $40 for up to 5 images
  • Award Info: Choice of a cash prize or complimentary one-year membership to Fusion Art's Members Gallery for Best in Show winners.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 1, 2023

14th Annual MANIFEST PRIZE [CASH AWARDS!]
Competition

  • Organization: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.
  • Award Info: $5,000 - One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Four semi-finalist works will also be recognized and published.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

THE MANIFEST PRIZE is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of visual art, design, or high craftsmanship of any kind, and were completed within the past 5 years (2018-2023). Floor plans are available upon request.

October 1, 2023

HOLIDAY WINDOW DISPLAY COMPETITION
Competition

  • Organization: Pinkwater Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 1, 2023 - September 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: The selected artist, designer or design team will have a special opportunity to transform the gallery windows into an enchanting celebration of the holiday spirit.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Kingston, NY 12401, United States
Description

October 1, 2023

International Human Rights Art Festival
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 4, 2023 - December 10, 2023
  • Award Info: All accepted performers will receive: Performance stipends Two hours free rehearsal space PR and marketing support 30-minute tech rehearsal Festival TD and SM Free photographic documentation of their performance …and bragging rights as participants in this vital and growing NYC creative-activist institution!
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

We’d love to include as many artists as possible!

October 1, 2023

2023 Juneteenth National ART Competition & Exhibit
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Texas
Description
All in one platform for artists.

October 1, 2023

Memento Mori - City of Frisco, TX
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $30.00
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Texas
Description

October 1, 2023

Art is the Best Medicine
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 19, 2023 - October 21, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 1, 2023

November Group Art Show
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S-based artists

October 1, 2023

City of Wichita Clapp Park- Public Art
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Award Info: $270,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
Description

October 1, 2023

The Contemporary Print 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 19, 2024 - February 17, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Austin, Texas
Description

October 1, 2023

PrintAustin 5 x 5 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 12, 2024 - February 11, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: $500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Georgetown, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to Any 2-D or 3-D work including ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and artist books that uses printmaking as the sole or primary technique in its execution is eligible.

October 1, 2023

Open Call for Proposals 2024
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: $100
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
Description

October 1, 2023

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Hawaii
Description

October 2, 2023

Joseph P. Martínez Park
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 2, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: Approx $100,000
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
Description

October 2, 2023

Call for Artists: Commissioned Public Art Piece - Sparks, NV
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 2, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget $125,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
Description
Free guide to applying for grants.

October 2, 2023

528.0 Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 2, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 18, 2024 - March 24, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists within a 528.0 mile radius of Denver, Colorado.

October 2, 2023

BigCi Environmental Awards 2023
Other

  • Submission Deadline: October 2, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: Four free weeks of BigCi Residency and $4,000 in prize money
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 4, 2023

Abstract Art Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 4, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 5, 2023

Embracing Our Differences Out Door Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Organization: Embracing Our Differences
  • Submission Deadline: October 5, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 21, 2024
  • Award Info: Up to $6,000 in rewards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Florida, United States
Description

October 5, 2023

Limitless - Juried Online Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 5, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 1, 2023 - December 30, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Best of Show $300, Runner-up $200, (2) Merit $100, (2) Honorable Mentions.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists in all mediums except video, AI, or installation art.

October 6, 2023

Euroatla Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Description

October 6, 2023

San Gabriel Storage Partners
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget: $12,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: San Gabriel, California
Description

October 6, 2023

MSSU Art Exhibit: Connecting Visual Art and Medicine
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 19, 2023 - October 21, 2023
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Missouri
Description

October 6, 2023

Follow the Light
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 14, 2023 - November 17, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Award Info: $400 cash prizes
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 6, 2023

Call for Art-URBAN
Exhibition

  • Organization: Art Fluent
  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00 first entry, $10 for each additional
  • Award Info: $1,250.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

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October 6, 2023

2024 Underwater Museum of Art Installation
Public Art & Proposals

  • Organization: Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)
  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, United States
Description

October 6, 2023

The Big Tiny Show
Competition

  • Organization: The District Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 10, 2023 - January 6, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: Gallery contract award: One six-month contract of representation with The District Gallery will be awarded to an artist whose work is not currently represented by The District Gallery nor by any art gallery located within a 50 mile radius of Knoxville. Best of show: $1,000 ; Second place award: $300; Third place award: $200
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 7, 2023

Natural Elements
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 7, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 2, 2023 - January 13, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: $900 in cash prizes
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 8, 2023

College Invitational 2023
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 8, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 13, 2023 - December 23, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: Cash awards total $2,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Indiana
Description

October 8, 2023

Whitsundays Artist Run Initiative (ARI Whitsundays)
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 8, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 31, 2023 - November 15, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 9, 2023

Artisphere 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 9, 2023
  • Event Dates: May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $45
  • Award Info: $20,000 in awards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Description

October 9, 2023

Eastern Virginia Medical School Public Art Proposal
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 9, 2023
  • Award Info: $242,500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Virginia
Description

October 10, 2023

Trinidad State College, Freudenthal Library - Request for Qualifications
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 10, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget $38,500
  • Eligibility: State
  • Location: Colorado
Description

October 10, 2023

Artful Delights: Food Themed Art Competition
Competition

  • Organization: Ten Moir Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 10, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: $150 for Best in Show, Inclusion in a month long exhibition, E-blast announcement, Extensive social media exposure, Award Certificate
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 10, 2023

City of Santa Clarita - RFQ Request for Qualifications - Civic Art - Santa Clarita Roller Rink
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 10, 2023
  • Award Info: semi-finalists will be selected and paid $1,000 to create and present a formal proposal. $80,000 is final budget
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: Santa Clarita, California
Description
All in one platform for artists.

October 10, 2023

Small Works Exhibit 2023
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 10, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 3, 2023 - November 26, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $16
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Key West, Florida
Description
Eligibility Info

open internationally to all mediums but must not exceed 10 inches

October 11, 2023

Framed: Trees and Water
Competition

  • Organization: Black Box Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 11, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 1, 2023 - November 20, 2023
  • Entry Fee: 40.00
  • Award Info: None
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Portland, Oregon 97214, United States
Description

October 11, 2023

Light and Shadow 2023
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 11, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 15, 2023 - January 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: $500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 12, 2023

MSU Bolin Hall Renovation & Expansion Public Art
Public Art & Proposals

  • Organization: Texas Tech University System Public Art Program
  • Submission Deadline: October 12, 2023
  • Award Info: 368000
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Wichita Falls, TX, United States
Description

October 13, 2023

Christmas Nativity Art
Other

  • Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 16, 2023 - December 17, 2023
  • Award Info: Grand Prize $1,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Houston, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

October 13, 2023

Christmas Nativity Art
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 16, 2023 - December 17, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,000; $500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Houston, Texas
Description

October 13, 2023

"Life, Death, Love" - FREE Entry, $1,000 Award Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 30, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,000 grand prize, Runner Up Award, Merit Award, Honorable mentions and other honors.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 13, 2023

UFASB Whitney Laboratory for Marine Studies
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 13, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget $95,000-$98,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Location: St. Augustine , Florida
Description

October 14, 2023

Digital Alchemy: Transforming Pixels Into Emotions
Exhibition

  • Organization: Woman Made Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 14, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 2, 2023 - January 13, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 20.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 14, 2023

Waxworks: An International Call for Works Made of, Using, or About Wax
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 14, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Award Info: $50 honorarium for each exhibiting artist, and Grand Jury Award of $1,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Description
Free guide to applying for grants.

October 15, 2023

CIRC ARTIST GRANT
Grants & Fellowships

  • Organization: CIRC ARTIST GRANT
  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: 25
  • Award Info: Three artists this grant cycle will be awarded $1000 each to enhance and further their creative practice.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture, Craft/Traditional Arts
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 15, 2023

Call For Entry: Vices
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 1, 2023 - December 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Painting
Description

October 15, 2023

International "Water themed" Juried Art Competition
Competition

  • Organization: Blue Koi Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: 20.00
  • Award Info: Submit your visual artwork for a chance to win $200 in cash awards.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 15, 2023

Landscape: International Juried Art Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Award Info: $3,500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 15, 2023

UrbanGlass Brooklyn Scholarships
Other

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Award Info: UrbanGlass offers a rolling scholarship application accessible throughout the year, but the extent of assistance with tuition is dependent on available funding and will vary.
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Quarterly applications.

October 15, 2023

Realism 2023 International Juried Virtual Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Organization: Camelback Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $19 for 1-2 images, may enter more than once
  • Award Info: Cash awards to Best in Show, main page slider promotion at CB, blog post at Top Art Awards, news story Art Base & entry into CB's Artwork of the Year Award. Top 14 award video. All award recipients receive 3-month virtual exhibition, social media exposure, Art Week and Art Base news publications, e-blast announcement and official award certificate.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists working in painting and drawing.

October 15, 2023

Realism 2023 Virtual Juried Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $19
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 15, 2023

Artist in Residence, KUNSTRAUM
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lisbon , Portugal
Description

October 15, 2023

Curator in Residence, KUNSTRAUM
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 1, 2024 - January 31, 2025
  • Award Info: CIR will be paid $1000 per month
  • Eligibility: International
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Description

October 16, 2023

#CreateCOP28
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 16, 2023
  • Award Info: Eight finalists will be awarded cash prizes of $10K, $5K or $2K.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, New York
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

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October 16, 2023

The New Emergence Art Prize 2023 - £1000 prize
Competition

  • Organization: New Emergence Art
  • Submission Deadline: October 16, 2023
  • Event Dates: October 17, 2023 - October 24, 2023
  • Entry Fee: £12 for one artwork, £20 for two and £25 for three works
  • Award Info: £1000 cash prize for the winner and a permanent feature in our online gallery
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 16, 2023

2nd Women In Art - $1,000 Award
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 16, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 5, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,000 grand prize, Runner Up Award, Merit Award, Honorable mentions and other honors.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 16, 2023

Nancy B. Negley Artist Residency program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 16, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 1, 2024 - November 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ménerbes, France
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to: Drawing, Interdisciplinary Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Costume/Fashion Design, Installation Arts, Paper Arts, Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving, Criticism, Fiction, Journalism, Literary Nonfiction, Literature, New Genres, Nonfiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Translation, Writing, Acting, Choreography, Dance, Performance Art, Theater, Music, Opera, Symphony, Animation, Digital Media, Documentary, Film, Multimedia Arts, Photography, Illustration, Architecture, Public Art, Social Practice, Storytelling, Art Conservation, Art Education, Art History, History, Philosophy

October 16, 2023

Rbhu Engineering: Rbhu Gives Back Grants
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: October 16, 2023
  • Award Info: $12,000 worth of free engineering services
  • Eligibility: National
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based artists for any art piece that needs engineering services is eligible.

October 17, 2023

The Art of Cosmetology at Nicolet College
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 17, 2023
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan

October 19, 2023

City of Lafayette Gallery Walls - 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 19, 2023
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Colorado artists. (2-dimensional media preferred. Wall-hung 3-d media will be reviewed on a case by case, and space available basis)

October 20, 2023

OSA- Call for Proposals 2024-2025
Other

  • Organization: Ottawa School of Art / École d'art d'Ottawa
  • Submission Deadline: October 20, 2023
  • Award Info: Exhibition Opportunity
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ottawa, East (Ottawa, Kingston, etc) K1N8W5, Canada
Description

October 20, 2023

MUSE Digital Art Award – Connecting visionary artistic minds with the latest sustainable technology
Exhibition

  • Organization: MUSE by PPDS
  • Submission Deadline: October 20, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 16, 2023 - November 30, 2023
  • Award Info: The winner of the Award will receive €3,000 and one Philips Tableaux display. The winner of the Student Special Mention will receive one Philips Tableaux display. The winner of the Public Special Mention will receive one Philips Tableaux display. The 20 finalists' artwork will be showcased in the final exhibition, to be held in Milan in November
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media
Description

October 20, 2023

Sculpture Now - Art 2 the 3rd Dimension
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 20, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: over $1,000 in cash prizes
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Description

October 21, 2023

A Very Queer Thing
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 21, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 22, 2023

Black and White XI (11) Virtual Juried Exhibition
Competition

  • Organization: Camelback Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 22, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $19 for 1-2 images, may enter more than once
  • Award Info: Awards include cash award and main page slider promotion for best in show, virtual award exhibition, art media promotion, social media promotion, top awards video and award certificate.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

October 22, 2023

Request for Qualifications: Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Energy Center Mural
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 22, 2023
  • Award Info: Each artist or artist team selected to advance to the proposal phase will receive a $2,500 honorarium for the development of their proposal. Overall project budget is $350,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: California
Description

October 23, 2023

Sin City
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 23, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 6, 2024 - February 14, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Juror for this exhibit and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Description

October 23, 2023

Veteran's Art Exhibition: "Our True Heroes" ~ Online & In-Person
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 23, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 4, 2023 - November 22, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15.00
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Gilroy, California
Description

October 23, 2023

Augusta GA - Heron Sculpture at Phinizy Nature Center
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 23, 2023
  • Award Info: $15,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Georgia
Description

October 23, 2023

Zealous Amplify: Environment
Competition

  • Organization: Zealous
  • Submission Deadline: October 23, 2023
  • Award Info: Amplify is a contest designed to celebrate the most impactful works related to environmental themes.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

October 24, 2023

Art on the Street 2024 Call for Outdoor Sculptures
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 24, 2023
  • Award Info: $1,200 honorarium
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Description

October 25, 2023

Valley Metro CAPEX Light Rail Public Art
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 25, 2023
  • Award Info: $300,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: Arizona
Description

October 25, 2023

Knott Road & 15th Street Roundabout
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 25, 2023
  • Award Info: Budget $130,000
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Location: Bend , Oregon
Description
Eligibility Info

Public Art (Northwest and Southwest United States, specifically Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, LGBTQAI+ community members are highly encouraged to apply. Artists living in Oregon are highly encouraged to apply.)

October 26, 2023

MonoVariations Call For Entry
Exhibition

  • Organization: California Society of Printmakers
  • Submission Deadline: October 26, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 13, 2024 - February 18, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Eligibility: State
  • Location: California
Description

October 27, 2023

13th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Competition
Competition

  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.
  • Award Info: The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

October 27, 2023

Small Expressions 22: A Juried Exhibit of Small Works
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023
  • Event Dates: November 4, 2023 - December 31, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: $800 in awards
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Washington
Description
Eligibility Info

only artists living in Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, Kitsap, and Island counties of WA are eligible. Artwork will be juried in person at Northwind Art's Jeanette Best Gallery in Port Townsend, WA. No shipped work will be accepted.; All Mediums (no work shall exceed 16”)

October 27, 2023

AVA's 22nd Annual Art Matters Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 2, 2024 - January 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: Best In Show; $7,000. Other cash prizes available
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Wyoming
Description

October 27, 2023

Big Gay Art Show
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 6, 2023 - December 27, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: $900 in cash awards
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sedona, Arizona
Description

October 27, 2023

Women & Their Work 2024-25 Solo Exhibition Series
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Award Info: $2,000 honorarium
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Women artists living anywhere in Texas; All Mediums

October 29, 2023

City of Lewisville Public Library- Indoor Public Art Opportunity
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023
  • Award Info: $75,000 USD
  • Eligibility: National
  • Location: Lewisville, Texas
Description

October 29, 2023

City of Lewisville Public Library- Indoor Public Art Opportunity
Public Art & Proposals

  • Organization: City of Lewisville
  • Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023
  • Award Info: $75,000 USD
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Lewisville , Texas 75067, United States
Description

October 29, 2023

Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize Call for Artists
Competition

  • Organization: University of Central Florida
  • Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023
  • Award Info: Pathways 2024: The Carlos Malamud Prize. Pathways is a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for emerging professional artists living in Florida and partnership with the Rollins Museum of Art and the University of Central Florida Art Gallery. The juried exhibitions will include up to 10 artists, each of whom will have 3-5 works on view at both locations. The opening events will be staggered over the exhibition period; each venue will hold events involving the participating artists. Three jurors will evaluate all the entries, select the finalists to be included in the exhibition, and select the Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize winner.
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Florida, United States
Description

October 29, 2023

Queens Museum Open Call: QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2024 - January 31, 2025
  • Award Info: grant two visual artists $20,000 each
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York City , New York
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to visual artists living in the five boroughs of New York City for at least one year prior to application deadline

October 31, 2023

Hub Feenix Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: May 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 31, 2023

Animal: International Juried Art Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Award Info: $3,500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

October 31, 2023

Zone Zine: OPEN CALL FOR OUR NEW COLLECTIVE BOOK!
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Entry Fee: The submission fee is 10€ for 15 images.
  • Award Info: Best submissions will be published on ZONE’s social media throughout & after the call even if they don’t make it in the book. Artists selected for the book will also have the chance to buy a copy at 50% off.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Although we are photography based, our new call is open worldwide to all types of visual artists (photographers, painters, illustrators, sculptors etc.) with no restrictions in terms of age, approach… You can send images from a specific project but note that they will still be considered individually.

October 31, 2023

Art in the Galleria at Loveland Public Library (2024)
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $10
  • Award Info: $100
  • Eligibility: State
  • Location: Loveland, Colorado
Description

October 31, 2023

Land Line: Denver Botanic Gardens' 2024 Artist Residency Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Award Info: $3,500
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Denver , Colorado
Description

October 31, 2023

"Novum Artis - The New Artistic" Magazine Premiere Issue
Exhibition

  • Organization: Unapproached LLC
  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: December 1, 2023
  • Award Info: 2 page bio and portfolio publication in international magazine
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

October 31, 2023

Isla De Crear open call
Residency

  • Organization: Isla De Crear
  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ubeda, Jaen 23400, Spain
Description

October 31, 2023

Wildacres Residency Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Little Switzerland, North Carolina
Description

October 15, 2024 181 days left

2024 Art Omi Residency: Artists
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 20, 2025 - July 15, 2025
  • Award Info: $500 stipend
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ghent, New York
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists welcomes artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. Disciplines include visual arts, sound art, performance, and social practice. Having studied art is not a requirement: we accept applications from self-taught professional artists.

All in one platform for artists

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

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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.

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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!

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