Our September guide to all the best artist grants, artist residencies, and juried shows is here!

Fall is around the corner! While you can count on the seasons to change, you can't count on artist opportunities to just FALL into your lap (😏).

Luckily, that's where we come in. Thanks to the team at Artwork Archive, the best artist opportunities of September are now at your fingertips!

Ready to find the next big opportunity for your art business? Check out our September guide for artists (sorted by those deadlines coming up first) below.

Not finding anything that's right for you yet? Be sure to check back often as we are constantly adding new opportunities throughout the month. Plus, be sure to take a peek at our 2022 Complete Guide to Artist Grants and Opportunities to find a list of artist opportunities for the rest of the year!



The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship is a new initiative at Palm Beach State College made possible by a generous grant from the Helen M Salzberg family. The fellowship aims to provide support for contemporary visual artists in Palm Beach County and works collaboratively with the Studio Art Program at Palm Beach State College.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

FEE: Free 


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


The Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant

The Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant is a project-based award that provides $20,000 to an individual woman, non-binary, and/or transgender U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who is working on their first narrative feature (65 minutes or over) as a director. This grant seeks to recognize a film director for their distinct vision, storytelling, and singularity.

DEADLINE: September 7, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $20,000

WHO: National (U.S.); Filmmaker 


Manhattan Arts Grants

LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants have supported Manhattan-based artists, arts groups, and community-focused organizations in sharing rich arts activities with the public. These grants are worth up to $10,000 for presentations that respond to the current needs of our local communities and amplify the cultural breadth and identity of our city.

DEADLINE: September 13, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $20,000

WHO: Local (Manhattan); all mediums 


The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure, and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose. Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the six active partner cities (LA, Chicago, New York, Louisville, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston). Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: and Artadia is proud to reflect the United State's diversity with an awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color.

DEADLINE: Boston Application: Sept 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: Three Awardees in each city to receive unrestricted funds of $10,000. Marciano Artadia Awardee receives unrestricted funds of $25,000. 

WHO: Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context. More requirements listed.


Peter Capell Award 

Arts Midwest's Peter Capell Award for Midwestern Creativity & Entrepreneurship celebrates Midwesterners in the creative sector whose work demonstrates entrepreneurial thinking and business acumen. The award recipient receives a $2,500 unrestricted cash award.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $2,500

WHO: State (Illinois) 


Artist Trust GAP Awards

2022 Grants for Artists’ Progress (GAP) Awards are unrestricted project-based grants of $1,500 for artists working in all disciplines across Washington State who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and/or residing outside King County.

DEADLINE: September 26, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $1,500

WHO: State (Washington State); BIPOC individuals; all mediums


Take Notice Fund

The National Performance Network's Take Notice Fund provides $5,000 project grants to artists of color living and working in Louisiana. Grant funds are unrestricted and intended to support an artist's creative practice and/or well-being. The application process is open to all BIPOC artists/collectives and culture bearers, at any career state, who are primary residents of the state of Louisiana. Eligible disciplines include dance, music, theater/performance art/spoken word, film/media, literature, visual arts, etc. 

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

FEE: Free 

AWARD INFO: $5,000

WHO: State (Louisiana); all mediums 

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest-standing foundations, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around the world.


WHO: Young artists pursuing their studies or in the early or developmental stage of their career. 

AMOUNT: First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each, and subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000 each (maximum three grants).

FINE PRINT: The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel, and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships, and studio training. Grants are not intended as work or project grants for more experienced or mature artists.

 Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply. Learn more here.


Awesome Foundation Grant

A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiatives and public or social practice art projects.

DEADLINE: Ongoing—monthly grants offered.

AMOUNT: $1000

WHO: Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike. All Mediums 

FINE PRINT: Grants are not given for studio space, strictly salary, or supplies. The project needs to make the community more “awesome” —think public works. More info here.


The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical needs. 

DEADLINE: Ongoing Deadline 

WHO: Artists who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or their work. Painters, printmakers, sculptors.

AMOUNT: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

FINE PRINT: The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment. Learn more here.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or, incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,700.

DEADLINE:  Ongoing Deadline 

WHO: Residing in U.S. or U.S. territories. Visual and performing artists.

AMOUNT: Up to $3,000



ArtXtravaganza 2023

The Webb School of Knoxville invites artists to apply for ArtXtravaganza, held March 3-5, 2023 in Knoxville, TN. Webb School's annual art sale features original artworks by nearly 70 acclaimed artists and offers affordable works for everyone—from fine art, handcrafted jewelry, and pottery to glass art, sculptures, and metal art. Now in its 20th year, ArtXtravaganza has rapidly grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Southeast and has helped to further the careers of prominent artists.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES: March 3-5, 2023

FEE: $35

WHO: Local; Knoxville, TN; all mediums


Beauty in Decay

The Chateau Gallery seeks entries for an online photography exhibition, October 1 - November 1, 2022. All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic, and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission. 

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES: October 1 - November 1, 2022

FEE: $20

WHO: International Photography

Artistic Independence

Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, October 6-29, 2022. Artistic Independence is an online and in gallery Group Exhibition. The Gallery is seeking abstract works in a variety of mediums. Note: All artists who submit to this show will have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on our website and to our client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at our brick-and-mortar gallery. 

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES: October 6-29, 2022. 

FEE: $35

WHO: International; all mediums 



We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘‘PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION”
Any artist from any background can submit any of their work.
There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us. [A small fee (£28) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition].
The team will review all applications and the selected works will be announced.

DEADLINE: September 8, 2022

DATES: September 17, 2022 - September 24, 2022

FEE: Free to apply; selection fee applies

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


Call for Art-UNITY

The state of being united. Unity can show us the world through a different lens. Artists use it to visually tie together certain elements (color, line, shape, texture) within their composition. It gives us a feeling of cohesion where it connects these principles and helps us make sense of the work as complete - helping to deliver an understanding of harmony and balance. A piece would not be finished without it; how does your work communicate unity? Show us UNITY from your perspective.

DEADLINE: September 9, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

FEE:  $25.00

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


Blackout - Annual National Exhibit

Hidden, secretive, sexy black.

Seductive, powerful, elegant black.

Formal, prestigious, mysterious black.

Step into the womb of night and bring on the noir! If your piece features dominant black or simply features black in a prominent way, it is eligible. Get inky, get primordial, bring on the midnight and show us your masterpiece!

DEADLINE: September 9, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1000 in cash prizes awarded

FEE: $35

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


Hard Times

Kingston Gallery is calling for submissions of contemporary art for Hard Times, a juried exhibition to be held at Kingston Gallery in Boston’s SoWA arts district January 5-29, 2023. This exhibition will be juried by Martina Tanga, the Curatorial Research and Interpretation Associate, Art of the Americas, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

DEADLINE: September 10, 2022

DATES: January 5-29, 2023

FEE: $35

WHO: Local (Boston, MA); , Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


“ALL Figurative/Portrait” Art Competition & Exhibition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from August 15th,2022 to September 11th, 2022. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. The “ALL Figurative/Portrait” theme is considered to be any art which depicts either actual rendering of a person’s face or figure or the depiction of a to be figure, form and/or face. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from September 14th,2022 to October 11th, 2022. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.

DEADLINE: September 11, 2022

DATES: September 14, 2022 - October 11, 2022

FEE: $15 

WHO: International; All mediums




The Holy Art Gallery seeks submissions for their virtual exhibition "Plethora," September 20 - October 19, 2022. Works will also be shown on two dedicated screens in the London gallery maximising exposure in a premium location! One of the screens is located on the gallery walls and the second one is facing towards the window and is live 24/7. One winner across all the October shows will be awarded with a physical group art show participation in the London gallery. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit works in any medium (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is open. No charge to submit your application. 

DEADLINE: September 16, 2022

DATES: September 20 - October 19, 2022.

FEE: Free to apply; selection fee applies

WHO: International; all mediums


The Queen - 2022

In her obituary statement by BBC, Queen Elizabeth II is referred to as "the one constant point in a rapidly changing world", and we could not agree more. During her 70 years of ruling the United Kingdom, she witnessed substantial social and political changes around the world, such as WWII, the fall of the Berlin wall, the European Union, and the Covid Pandemy, and remained intact.

To carve her reign, life and passing in human history through art, Biafarin invites artists, working in any medium, from anywhere in the world, to share their artistic interpretation. The submission and selection are totally free of charge, and selected artists will be showcased in an international online group exhibition, followed by the exhibition catalogue and promotions.

DEADLINE: September 19, 2022

DATES: September 23, 2022 - October 23, 2022.

AWARD INFO: Cash Prizes and more

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; All Mediums


Wassaic Project 2023 Summer Exhibition Open Call

The Wassaic Project is currently holding their annual Open Call for our 2023 Summer Exhibition for artists of all mediums, including: 2D work, sculpture, video, new media, site-specific installation, performance, text, poems, essays, publication-specific work, etc. If selected, your work will be showcased alongside a diverse range of pieces and performances in and around historic Wassaic and Maxon Mills. The Wassaic Project's 2023 Summer Exhibition will be free and open to the public every weekend from May 20 through September 24, 2023. Artists interested in creating a site-specific installation for the 2023 Summer Exhibition are also eligible for an Exhibitions Fellowship to help realize their work. Fellows will be offered a no-fee residency for 1 - 4 weeks in April or May 2023. 

DEADLINE: September 26, 2022

DATES: May 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023

FEE: $25

WHO: International; All mediums

2022 It's Only Clay Juried Ceramics Exhibit

Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, MN seeks entries for a juried ceramics exhibit, November 4 - December 23, 2022. First Place: $1,300, Second: $1,000, Third: $500. Juror: Delores Fortuna. All work must be functional ceramics. Submitted works must be original and produced after January 2020. All entries must value $900 or less. NFS must be marked as such on jury application. Accepted works that differ from the juried image will be disqualified. If accepted, art must be prepared and ready for install/hanging. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibit. 

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES: November 4 - December 23, 2022

FEE: $10

WHO: National (U.S.); Ceramics 



International Art Competition Waters

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce its 3rd "Waters" Online Art Competition for the month of September 2022. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The gallery invites artists and photographers to submit their best artworks related with the theme of Waters (seascapes, oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, streams, ponds). A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. 

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES: September 2022

FEE: $15

WHO: International; all visual art mediums


22nd “Solo Art Series” – An Opportunity to Shine

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 22nd “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition. This competition will result in an award for 4 monthly solo art exhibitions. In addition, the gallery will award the next 8 juried artists a feature in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.

The gallery invites online submissions of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions or into the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

The gallery encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best abstract and/or representational art to this competition. There is No Theme for this Art Competition so any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration.

Open to 2D and 3D professional or amateur artists, including photography & digital art, without any geographical restrictions.

DEADLINE: September 5, 2022

DATES: September 15, 2022 - January 14, 2023

FEE: $26

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


7th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Animal Kingdom art competition for an online exhibition during the month of September 2022.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art best art and photography depicting animals, both domestic and wild. The artwork can include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography.

Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2023 for Best in Show winners. In lieu of the cash prize, Best in Show winners can to choose a complimentary one-year membership to our Fusion Artist’s Members Gallery, as long as they meet the eligibility.

DEADLINE: September 5, 2022

DATES: September 10, 2022 - November 9, 2022

FEE: $25

WHO: International; 2D and 3D artists 

5th Annual Women Artists Art Competition

Fusion Art seeks entries for an online art exhibition, September 15 - December 14. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, NM in 2023 for Best in Show winners. In lieu of the cash prize, Best in Show winners can choose a complimentary one-year membership to our Fusion Artist's Members Gallery, as long as they meet the eligibility. Jurors: Chris & Valerie Hoffman. For the 5th Annual Women Artists art competition, the gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. Any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: September 5, 2022

DATES: September 15 - December 14

FEE:  $25

WHO: International; all mediums 


16th Annual Small Works Show 2022

440 Gallery announces the Call for Entries for the 16th annual Small Works Show 2022. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale, in a broad range of media and styles. The exhibition will be on display in the 440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn space from November 17th to December 16th.

DEADLINE: September 7, 2022

DATES: November 17, 2022 - December 16, 2022

FEE:  $15

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


Patterns Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third Patterns online art contest for the month of September 2022. Open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. Entries may include any work related to the Patterns theme (lines, shapes, textures). All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. Winning artwork (Best of Show) will be on the poster of the show. $16 

DEADLINE: September 8, 2022

DATES: Month of September, 2022

FEE:  $16

WHO: International; all mediums (except video and sound) 


Black Out

Ashton Gallery/Art on 30th in San Diego, CA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, Oct 29 to Dec 2, 2022. All selected works will be published in an exhibition catalog and the cover will feature Best in Show. We are awarding $1,000 in cash prizes! Juror: Vallo Riberto, Chair of Contemporary Art Committee at San Diego Museum of Art & Professor of Art at Southwestern College. The theme is "Black Out": Hidden, secretive, sexy black. Seductive, powerful, elegant black. Formal, prestigious, mysterious black. Step into the womb of night and bring on the noir! If your piece features dominant black or simply features black in a prominent way, it is eligible. Get inky, get primordial, bring on the midnight and show us your masterpiece!

DEADLINE: September 9, 2022

DATES:  Oct 29 to Dec 2, 2022

AWARD INFO:  $1,000 in cash prizes

FEE:  $35 

WHO: National; US; All 2-dimensional art is welcome and any 3-dimensional artwork that fits on a pedestal. 

Shades of Purple 2022 | Online Juried Visual Arts Competition

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists. Cash award goes to 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. All award recipients receive a 3-month virtual exhibition, social media exposure, Art Week and Art Base international news publications, an e-blast announcement, an official award certificate + more. All styles and all subject matter are allowed. The artwork must have the color purple as a primary, secondary or point of interest.

DEADLINE: September 11, 2022

FEE:  $19

WHO: International; Colored Pencil, Encaustic, Mixed Media, Gouache, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Airbrush, Fiber, Sculpture, Collage, Digital Art and Photography


Cancer: Never Give Up - 2022

CANCER: Never Give up 2022 encourages artists to provide artworks that display thoughts and feelings about the incurable disease, cancer. The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art publication and showcased in an international online exhibition by Gallerium.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

DATES:  October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All Mediums 


Still Life | Life isn't still, Paint Yours!

Art Show International Gallery announces their 3rd Still Life Annual Online Art Competition. Up to $1,000 in cash prizes. Certificates of Recognition will be given to all, including Honorable Mention and Finalist awards. All winners will be displayed permanently on the gallery walls. Global exposure and social media promotion guaranteed. The theme of this competition includes the art of commonplace objects which are either natural, such as food, flowers, plants, rocks, shells, and even dead animals, or man-made ones, such as books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc. Representational and abstract ideas based broadly on the theme, in any media, will be considered. $10 submission fee.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

FEE: $10 

AWARD INFO: Up to $1,000 in cash prizes

WHO: International; All mediums


6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of September 2022.

The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s October 2022 online group art exhibition.

The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” theme. Artists are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art.

DEADLINE: September 26, 2022

DATES:  October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

AWARD INFOThe Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100.

FEE:  $18.00

WHO: International; all mediums



Blue Cactus Art Residency

Blue Cactus Art Residency is a retreat for Artists of many disciplines, to encourage exploration and production, in a unique inspirational environment.

Blue Cactus’ mission is to be a centre of artistic nurture, offering the Artist a rare place to create in a direct way with nature. The Residency is designed to enfold the Artist in the natural world, not just glimpsed at through a window but inserted into the landscape itself without barriers. The concept is to offer the Artist the inspiration of nature itself. A place without judgment, where all artists have the freedom to express themselves, without explaining or justifying themselves. Blue Cactus emphasizes the human experience. The residency creates an environment for the Artist in their personal growth while reinforcing that an end product is not necessarily the principal focus.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES:  Month of September 2022 2 weeks- 4 weeks 

WHERE: Spain 

FEE:  Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; all mediums


Skaftfell Center for Visual Art

Skaftfell is inviting applications from individual artists and artistic collaborators to participate in its residency program in 2023.

About the program: Skaftfell Center for Visual Art is located in Seyðisfjörður, a small town of around 650 inhabitants in Iceland’s east fjords surrounded by a stunning chain of mountains. Despite its small size, Seyðisfjörður offers a rich and diverse cultural life and has a long history of welcoming visiting artists. Skaftfell is the regional visual art center for East Iceland and is running a gallery as well as an art education program and the residency program.

The Skaftfell residencies are self-directed. They offer quiet time and space for independent research, reflection, and experimentation. Artists are encouraged to use their stay for in-depth inquiries into their work processes and conceptual interests, to enjoy the magnificent nature of the fjord as a source of energy and inspiration, and to embrace the idea of a “slow residency” that is embedded in a small but vibrant rural community. The program is best suited to visual artists, artists with interdisciplinary practices, curators and art writers. The residency program hosts up to 4 artists simultaneously.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES:  Month of November 2022

WHERE: Seyðisfjörðu, Iceland 

FEE:  Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; visual artists, artists with interdisciplinary practices, curators and art writers. 

Autumn Residency

The International Artist Residency Pedvale is now officially accepting applicants for our 2022 autumn Residency program. We are inviting artists to apply for a four-week long residency in October and November. Applications will be selected and 9 artists will have the opportunity to work creatively. The groups will be formed according to a principle so that representatives of different areas would be included – visual artists, writers, dancers, and performance artists. Pedvale Art Park & Artist Residency is located two hours northwest of Riga. The spacious territory of almost 100 hectares at Pedvale Art Park is suitable for leisurely walks, during which you can enjoy both the landscape and the art exhibited in the park.

DEADLINE: September 4, 2022

DATES:  We offer four-week long residency in October and November: October 3–30, November 1–28

WHERE: Latvia

FEE:  Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; visual artists, writers, performers, and myriad creative individuals


The Glitch- Online Art Residency

A six-week thematic program with a range of three to five participants, providing a space to exchange and cooperation between international artists and agents of the cultural field. The residency focuses on a specific theme (THE GLITCH) and promotes research and artistic development around it, but it is not necessary to have a work in progress or a line of research previously related to it. The topic and its theoretical and visual framework aim to invite the participants to a certain atmosphere and proposal, but with total freedom.

Residents are encouraged to participate actively, interacting with the fellows, researching, experimenting in their creative process, being open to artist talks, open studios and group proposals. An outcome and final presentation are required, as well as sharing the process and development of the work on a weekly basis.

Fluent English is necessary for a complete experience.

DEADLINE: September 11, 2022

DATES: Six weeks from September 26—November 6, 2022

WHERE: Online 

FEE: Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; visual artists, performing artists, new media artists, writers in a expanded field, art researchers, curators


Golden Foundation Artist Residency

With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

DATES: March 5—October 21, 2023

WHERE: central New York 

FEE: Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; Painting 

Moroccan Sahara Retreat

Cafe Tissardmine is situated in a remote village in the Moroccan Sahara. We recognize the need for artists to recharge, share ideas, be inspired and to find a place to breathe. We run 7 residencies per year for a maximum of nine artists with this idea in mind. The residency is not project-based or requiring specific engagement or outcome but it is a place to find peace and new ideas. Artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply. As we are so remote we cannot offer internet access on a daily basis, but a walk up to “internet hill” or trip into town is possible to catch up on emails.

A Residency at Cafe Tissardmine is also an opportunity to discover the richness of the Berber culture; their way of life, cooking and crafts.

The cost of the residency covers full board, accommodation, and some transportation.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

DATES: Three weeks between September 19—October 10, 2022

WHERE: Morocco

FEE:  Free to apply; Residency fees apply

WHO: International; All mediums 


Silence Awareness Existence Thematic residency program in Finland

Thematic residency program in Finland for artists, writers, and creative minds attuned to the theme. 
The program brings together creative individuals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative, and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced. 

Taking place at the heart of the Northern winter, the conditions are excellent for creative contemplation, solitary introspection, concentrating intensively on your work, thinking, and being, as well as for sharing experiences and ideas with other, similarly oriented minds. There is no pressure to have a concrete productive outcome, in case your focus is more in inner development, self-reflection, and research. All participation in group activities is voluntary. 

DEADLINE: September 21, 2022

DATES: 1 or 2 months January / February / March 2023

WHERE: Hämeenkyrö, Finland

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 


Wassaic Project 2023 Summer Residency and Family Residency Program Open Call

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 4 month proposals for their 2023 Summer Residency program (June – September 2023) for artists and writers. This call is for individual artists, collaborative teams, and groups of 2 or more individual artists, and artists applying through the Family Residency program. The residency fee is $900 per ~4 weeks per artist/collab group/artist team/family, which includes: semi-private studio space(s), private room in a shared house ( Family program receives a private house), access to the Wood Shop and kiln, staff support, and programming such as the Visiting Artist program, Artist Talks and Studio Visits, Open Studios, Artist Presentations, etc.

DEADLINE: September 26, 2022

DATES: May 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023

WHERE: Wassaic, NY

FEE: $25

WHO: International; all mediums 


Hakoniemi residency

Founded in 2019 in Oravisalo, Rääkkylä, North Karelia, Finland. Hakoniemi residency is a peaceful and inspiring working environment, located and inspired by the beautiful lake-side nature of the Northern Saimaa archipelago. We would like to offer a residency place for sustainable work plans of different kinds, and interest to the natural environment. The residence is suitable for artists, musicians, writers, artisans, designers, researchers, and architects among others.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES: 1 week – 3 months September 1, 2022—December 12, 2023

WHERE: North Karelia, Finland.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums with an interest in the natural environment.

Casa Jupiterfab Artist Residency 

Asociación Jupiterfab offers the opportunity to international artists from different disciplines to be part of the artist residency in Downtown Guadalajara, Colonia Americana (Mexico).

Artists are encouraged to work on projects related to the area and the community around the residence and/or social topics, such as gentrification, immigration, social justice, poverty, homeless people… However, this is not a binding criteria.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES:  1 to 6 months January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023

WHERE: Guadalajara Mexico

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Street Art, Visual Art, Literature, Photography, Architecture, Sculpture, Curator


Goethe-Institut Dänemark Residency 

The Goethe-Institut Dänemark and the Goethe-Institut Norwegen, in partnership with LIA-Leipzig International Art Programme, are inviting proposals from visual artists based in Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Sweden who would like to take up a three-month residency at the Spinnerei Leipzig. NORDIC LEIPZIG offers time for reflection, research, practice, and professional networking opportunities.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

DATES:  3 Months from February 1—April 30th, 2023

WHERE: Germany 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Visual Arts 



26th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival

Visual artists in all categories are invited to participate in the 26th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival, held November 19-20, 2022 in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, FL. $17,000 in awards. Artists in all mediums are invited to apply. 

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES: November 19-20, 2022

FEE:  $35, booth fees apply 

AWARD INFO: $17,000 in awards

WHO: Regional (Melbourne, FL); all mediums



LONDON CONTEMPORARY is an international art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 4th edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

DEADLINE: September 3, 2022

DATES: October 5, 2022 - October 20, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums 


General Open Call for Exhibitions & Programs in 2023

Ice Cream Social is an art studio and exhibition space in Port Chester, NY. The 3,000 sq ft experimental exhibition space has natural light filtering in through a wall of windows with concrete floors, and 12 ft ceilings with exposed I-beams. All mediums are welcome, but installation/sculpture work or large work not easily shipped is recommended to be submitted only by artists who are able to install their piece in person. Some exceptions may be possible.

DEADLINE: September 4, 2022

FEE:  $5 

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

Beam Projects Open Call 2023

Beam Center seeks design proposals for ambitious public artworks that will be brought to life through collaborations between youth and creative big thinkers. Projects will be realized by a community of more than 100 young people at each of the three 2023 Beam Project sites: in New Hampshire (NH), on Governors Island (GI), and in a local NYC community. Artists are invited to submit proposals for any or all of these three sites, but each proposal must be unique to a specific site.

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

AWARD INFO: $5,000

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


They Call Us Murderers

On June 24, 2022, the supreme court overturned Roe v. Wade and limited access to safe healthcare across the country. They call us murderers for making the hard choice of protecting our bodies and futures. There is a myriad of reasons why people might choose to get an abortion, and this edition aims to tell those stories.

This call is looking for art and writing submissions for our next edition of the feminist literary magazine, They Call Us: https://www.theycallus.com/

DEADLINE: September 12, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All mediums 



The City of Rocklin’s Art Task Force and the Parks, Recreation, and Arts Commission are pleased to announce a Call to Artists for a sculpture to be designed and placed in the Rocklin Road & Pacific Street Roundabout in Rocklin’s Historic Quarry District. This sculpture will honor Rocklin’s heritage and take a peek into the future, while making a lasting impression on the community through public art.

DEADLINE: September 14, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: National (U.S.); Sculpture


10th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, November 3-27, 2022 at the Historic 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms, California. $4,000 in cash awards plus exhibition catalog. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the natural aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Three art categories: 2D, 3D, and Photography. 

DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

DATES: November 3-27, 2022

AWARD INFO: $4,000 in cash awards

FEE: $35

WHO: National (US); 2D, 3D, and Photography 



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 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 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. Our pioneering model of grantmaking also provides thousands of artists with scaffolding and infrastructure support via professional development programs, networking opportunities, and educational resources.

Art Show 

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


Ready to apply?

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

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

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

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

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