Are you a sculptor looking for your next art opportunity, grant, or residency?

As artists, we're constantly looking for the next opportunity to share our art! However, when there are so many calls posted online, it can be difficult to find the right one. On top of that, you may find out that the certain call you are interested in doesn't accept artists working in your medium.

Well, calling all sculptors! 

The team at Artwork Archive got to work to find the best artist grants and opportunities for sculptors—whether you're a master of ceramic, metal, woodworking, or mixed media—you'll find that all of these calls below welcome your medium. 

Read on to find a list that includes both national and international residencies, competitions, grants, awards, and more—all of which invite sculptors to apply.

Find the perfect opportunity below, and be sure to check back frequently as we'll continue to add opportunities for sculptors throughout the year! 

Ready to find the next big opportunity for your art business? Check out this guide for artist opportunities (sorted by those deadlines coming up first), then read on to learn how to make sure you’re ready to hit “send” as you're applying.

grants for artists

GRANTS FOR SCULPTORS: 

 

2021 NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists

Founded in 2019, the NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists is a $12,000 annual award designed to empower the practice of 6 contemporary artists, each of whom receives $2,000. But, NOT REAL ART Grant winners get more than money. Each recipient gets to share their story and promote with exclusive, in-depth featured interviews on the NOT REAL ART podcast and blog. And, whether or not you receive our grant, every applicant automatically qualifies to be included in future blog stories, newsletters and our artist marketing database!

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

DATE: August 1, 2022

FEE: $19.95

AMOUNT: 6 artists will receive $2000 each

WHO: Visual artists 21 and older in the US and Canada

 

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize offers unrestricted cash grants of $3,500 and $1,000 to individual artists through an international open call juried by leading contemporary curators. Submissions are accepted twice per year. During each submission cycle, we offer 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000. This is an international open call. Grants are available to artists worldwide working in all visual media. There is no restriction on genre, style or subject matter–all media is eligible. Submissions are juried by leading contemporary art curators. Curator bios for upcoming grant cycles will be available on The Hopper Prize website.

DEADLINE: May 17, 2022

AMOUNT: $3,500 and $1,000

FEE: $40 for 10 images

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

 

The Evolution Grant

Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 10, 2022.

DEADLINE: June 10, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1000.00

FEE:  $35.00

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

 

 

ARTZEPT – Zepter International Design Award

Zepter International is pleased to announce 18th design competition ARTZEPT for 2021 entitled LIGHT & OPTIMISM, for the conceptual solution and making of a sculptural shape with light effects intended for the exterior – a garden, which creates a modern and sculptural illuminated design. A selection of the sculptural forms will be on display outside the new, soon-to-be-opened Zepter Art House. The contestants are expected to propose a visual solution for illuminated sculptures, for a maximum height of 3,5 m, technically feasible in a wide range of modern, durable and weather-proof materials.

It is required that the entries are done as 3D creations presented in one of the customary ways such as a drawing, photography, photomontage, a digital simulation or similar, accompanied by a suitable text description. 

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: 1st place: €10,000

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Sculpture

 

$500 Grant for Visual Artists

Artist Grant's current grant deadline is July 15, 2022. Guest juror is former grantee Anne Wu. To apply, email submit@artistgrant.org with a link to your website OR 3-5 digital files of your work, and a CV/resume or brief bio that includes your name. A $25 application fee is payable through Artist Grant’s website.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2022

FEE: $25

AMOUNT: $500 grant to one artist, and $100 each to 2nd and 3rd place runners-up

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

 

 

ARTADIA AWARDS

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.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: we consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color.

DEADLINE: The Artadia application is open for one month in each program city.

Los Angeles Application: Louisville Application: May 15 – June 15, 2022; San Francisco Application: June 1 – July 1, 2022; Prospect New Orleans Application: July 1 – Aug 1, 2022; Atlanta Application: Sept 1 – Oct 1, 2022; Houston Application: Sept 15 – Oct 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.

 

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

  •  Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

 Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

 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

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.

 

Artists' Charitable Fund

Colorado-based Artists' Charitable Fund assists painters and sculptors living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical/dental/eye-care bills. For example, the Fund has purchased a wheelchair, paid for eye surgery, provided funding for an artificial leg, paid partial medical expenses of several artists who have cancer, as well as other needs for medical assistance.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

WHO: U.S. painters and sculptors

AMOUNT: Varies depending on medical need

FINE PRINT: Please do not contact to ask for financial assistance due to loss of income or for anything other than assistance with medical bills. Contact them 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 not given for studio space or strictly salary or supplies. Needs to make the community more “awesome.” Think public works. More info here.

RESIDENCIES FOR SCULPTORS: 

 

Morean Center for Clay 2022-2023 Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence Program at the MCC aims to enhance and further the educational experience of ceramic artists seeking recognition in the professional realm. Community involvement, professional development, teaching experience, and self-exploration are just a small part of MCC’s core goals for residents. Residents are comprised of individuals with their bachelor's or master's degree in fine art who are interested in working within a studio setting to continue their progression as a ceramic artist. Residents are accepted for a one-year term, but are offered a second term upon mutual agreement between the artist and MCC. AIRs are encouraged to expand their body of work, apply to shows, teach classes, and participate in group and individual critiques. A solo exhibition serves as the capstone experience for the program, highlighting the evolution of the artist and their work during their time at the MCC.

DEADLINE: April 30th, 2022

WHERE: St. Petersburg Florida.

FEE: $25.00

WHO: National (U.S.); Ceramic Artists 

 

NFT Residency

The world of NFTs has seen exponential growth and many changes over the last year. The only thing that hasn’t changed: our mission to empower emerging creators in the NFT space.

This spring, we invite you to join the second season of our virtual

As a Resident, you will transform a body of work that you’ve wanted to make–or have already made–into an NFT collection. The collections will cover themes that connect our creators to the world’s most pertinent topics. We are here to guide you through the process, all the way from onboarding through building and launching a powerful NFT project.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

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

 

Urban Art Residency in Mexico

We offer the opportunity to international artists from different disciplines to be part of our art residency in Downtown Guadalajara, Colonia Americana (Mexico).

We encourage artists to work on projects related with the area and the community around the residence and/or social topics, such as gentrification, immigration, social justice, poverty, homelessness … however, this is not a binding criterion.

The art residence is on the border between two old and very popular neighborhoods of Guadalajara, Colonia Moderna and Colonia Americana.

We would like artists in residence to engage somehow with the local community.

NOTE: We are running a community project with the neighborhood. Visual artists or street artists can join it and paint one or more walls in the area. We also have a couple of walls in the central atrium that can be painted, if the artist prefers to work inside the art residency.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

DATES: 1 to 6 months June 1–December 31, 2022

WHERE: Guadalajara, Colonia Americana (Mexico).

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Visual Art, Street Art, Literature, Architecture, Sculpture, Curator

 

 

La Barre Artist Residency

Picture, for us, an image of the countryside. Make it the French countryside. Give it a winding river, a few lakes, historic chateaus. Zoom in. Conjure a magnificent stone farmhouse with a sloping red-tile roof, built by hand many centuries ago, and restored many times over as decades in the countryside rest upon decades. For the nearest village, picture stone walls, cobblestone streets, a stone bridge over a calm river, a small town square, traditional storefronts and artisans and a community market, selling goods made and savoured right here.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

DATES: 2 week – 2 month stays welcome from July 1 to November 30, 2022

WHERE:  La Barre, France 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Visual Arts, Writing, Woodworking, Sculpture, Architecture, Design, Film, Music, Performing arts and Photography

 

European Artistic Program

OpenBach Paris, Yellow Cube Gallery Paris and R.A.R.O. Barcelona are pleased to announce the open call for artists to participate in our new European Artistic Program during the months of June, July, August and September 2022 to develop production and research projects at our studios in Barcelona and Paris. The program includes a final group exhibition at the Parisian contemporary art gallery “Yellow Cube Gallery” at the end of the program.

The Open Call is aimed at both emerging and established artists from all nationalities and backgrounds.

DEADLINE: May 5, 2022

DATES: three options to choose from:​Option 1: June 6th to July 3rd 2022 Option 2: July 4th to 31st 2022 Option 3: August 15th to September 18th 2022

WHERE: Barcelona, Paris 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; All Disciplines are welcome with special emphasis on painting

 

Voice x Women Rise Residency

We’re building a residency program to change the ratio — dedicated to supporting women from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Here’s what we know:

Top 18 museums in the US have collections that are 87% male & 85% white (Nmwa.org).
Art by women sells for 50% less than men’s (SSRN paper).
Women make up 16% of the NFT art market and 5% of NFT sales.

These are the current statistics and we're here to change it. As a Resident, you will transform a body of work that you’ve wanted to make–or have already made–into an NFT collection. The collections will cover themes that connect our creators to the world’s most pertinent topics. We are here to guide you through the process, all the way from onboarding through building and launching a powerful NFT project.

DEADLINE: May 7, 2022

WHERE: ONLINE

FEE: Free to apply 

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

 

FACES Residency

FACES is offering a week-long residency inviting emerging BIPOC artists’ to participate in dialogue, artmaking, and inclusive community building revolving around lived experiences with the intention of further diversifying the arts community in Toronto. This residency is a pilot project that is centred on widening participation in the arts sector.

We are looking for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) artists who did not pursue a career in the arts because of cultural, family, or financial pressures – pressures, which for some, may be a direct result of systemic racism.

The FACES residency will be part working retreat and part research project. The residency will act as a first practical step to enable artists to participate in discussions while engaging with their art practice in a collective setting. Artists will be invited to share their experiences about the barriers they’ve faced when considering a career in the arts. Conversations will centre on discovering what supports are needed in order to encourage and support other potential BIPOC Artists.

DEADLINE: May 8, 2022

DATES: August 2 – 8, 2022

WHERE: Canada

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) artists; painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers

 

Marble House Project Funded Residencies

Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration and the exchange of ideas, by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work together. The residency integrates sustainable practices, including small-scale organic food production and waste conservation. Residents sustain their growth by engaging with the grounds while working on their artistic practice. Marble House Project is founded on the belief that the act of creating, whether in the studio or in nature, is how human potential expands and community thrives.

Marble House Project accepts approximately 60 residents and is open to artists living in the United States and abroad. You must be at least 21 years old.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

DURATION: April through October, scheduled into six three-week periods. 

WHERE: Dorset, Vermont 

FEE:  $35

WHO: International; All mediums

 

Cuttyhunk Island Residency

CIAR offers visual artists the time to focus on their work in a beautiful, remote setting far removed from the distractions of everyday life. An intimate group of twelve artists gather on Cuttyhunk Island for eight days to share ideas and learn from each other while working on their individual projects. Learn more and apply: www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com/artists

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022.

DATES: September 7, 2022 - September 14, 2022

FEE: $25.00

WHERE: Gosnold, Massachusetts

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

 

Lucid Art Residency Program 2023

Lucid Art encourages nonrepresentational ways of exploration through mixed-media, conceptual, eco art, and interdisciplinary approaches. Artists will focus on learning about the practice of lucid art with an emphasis on the integration of art, process, and inner awareness. By shifting artistic paradigms, a deeper base is nurtured for understanding individual creative growth and development as well as the role of the artist in society.

The residency is a 3-week stay for artists in a serene, retreat-like surrounding to delve into a contemplative state with their studio work. Solitary explorations in a remote place enable artists to unplug from their daily routines and find a deeper connection with nature.

DEADLINE: November 22, 2022

DATES: 3 weeks in 2023

WHERE: Inverness CA

FEE: $40.00

WHO: 18 years or older and a resident of the US or Canada; Painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, eco art, and mixed-media .

STRATA

Strata refers to layers. The layers can be inferred as literal (in the material usage or striated appearance) or symbolic (as in layers of meaning and complexity). How is layering expressed through your work? Does your work reflect the layered aspects of our pandemic impacted the world? Does your work represent the complexity of current world traumas & socioeconomic striations? Or perhaps layering is an aspect of your process to achieve expression & beauty? As with all Verum's calls for art, the curator never seeks to drive the work, the hope is to unveil unique visions. All mediums and modes of expression are welcome. The term Strata may be interpreted in many ways, not necessarily meant to be a literal elucidation. Verum Ultimum Gallery tasks artists to define “STRATA” for this first edition of this exhibition.

DEADLINE: April 30th, 2022

DATES: late May and running through July 2022

FEE: $20.00

WHO: International; All mediums 

 

A B S T R A C T

Macon Arts Gallery is seeking submissions for their June 2022 exhibition, A B S T R A C T. The exhibition will showcase works that are non-representational and use color, shapes, forms and textures to achieve its desired effect. Abstract work may include any media, both 2D and 3D.

DEADLINE: April 30,  2022

DATES: June 3–June 24th, 2022

FEE: $25.00

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

 

FLOWERS 4 PEACE & PROSPERITY

FLOWERS 4 PEACE & PROSPERITY can include all sorts of artistic interpretations, use your imagination, of FLOWERS 4 PEACE & PROSPERITY.   Flowers are productive, inspirational, vital beings that benefit all life on earth. We are connected in the air we breathe and the nutrition we need, bees to beef, and if we are busy making flowers, we are making ourselves happier for all of us. All Mediums and artists are Welcome! Show us how ART FLOWERS inspire You to create for greater PEACE & PROSPERITY. Make FLOWERS not WAR! We all live intertwined lives, let's promote the POWER of FLOWERS and exercise the POWER of our ART En masse of FLOWERS! We welcome all forms of painting and drawing, sculpture and photography, plus fiber arts, digital arts, and more. We strive to be inclusive and open to seeing what you present for your entries. We welcome creativity! Have fun!

DEADLINE: April 30th, 2022

AWARD INFO: AWARDS First Place: $300

FEE: $35.00

WHO: International; Painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, digital, fiber, sculpture, photography and all mixed media are acceptable.
 

 

Below the Surface II

Below the Surface II attempts to demonstrate how the ocean affects your environment and will display work that calls attention to the impact of the ocean on our lives, what we have and can learn from it, and how it affects the earth’s inhabitants. Consider some questions.  What can we learn from the ocean? What intrigues you about the ocean? What have you learned about the ocean and have you expressed this in your artwork? 

DEADLINE: April 30th, 2022

DATES: June 1, 2022 – June 27, 2022

FEE: $20.00

WHO: International;All 2D and 3D media is eligible

 

Call for Artists: Peaceful Freedom

Artists from 100 Ethnic Groups from former USSR and also plus International Artists are invited to participate in our New Competition and Exhibition in West Hollywood. Please submit your art to this year's celebration of East European Culture and Fundraiser for Ukraine.

The exhibition at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, will run from May 8th to May 22nd with the main event on May 22nd. Donations will be collected to support organizations assisting Ukrainian refugees.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

DATES: May 8, 2022 - May 22, 2022

FEE: $35

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

 

5th PROUD+ [LGBTQ+ Artists]

PROUD+ is the fifth national exhibition of LGBTQIA+ visual arts running from June 4 - July 30, 2022 at The Studio Door (San Diego, CA). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and other related community artists (LGBTQIA+) are encouraged to present contemporary works that celebrate the unique sense of pride that this diverse community has. The Studio Door is seeking artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience. Show us what your Pride looks like.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

DATES: June 4, 2022 - July 30, 2022

FEE: Payment of $35 per initial entry and $5 for per additional media. Three artworks maximum.

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

 

Boundaries

Boundaries — whether physical or emotional, seen or unseen — define our values, our relationships, our lives. They can offer protection and structure, as well as the opportunity to push beyond our limits. We invite artists to submit 2D and 3D works that speak to the theme of “boundaries” for our 6th annual juried exhibit. Where do you “draw the line”?

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

DATES: June 22 –, August 13, 2022

FEE: $15 for one image

WHO: Regional (Massachusetts); All media accepted except video

 

June Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our June Group Art Show.

The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.

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

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

DATES: June 4, 2022 - July 30, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: National (U.S.); open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers

The Figure

The figure has been, from humankind’s earliest attempts at mark-making to the present day, a central occupation of art. The figure commands our attention because it is something most of us see every day, whether looking at ourselves or others, but is at the same time deeply strange, beautiful, and intriguing. Our figures are an index of time and mark our movement through space. As shown by its role in art history, the capturing of the figure admits an almost infinite variety of methods, styles and movements; it can be representational or abstract, suggested by a pencil-stroke or carved in stone. 

DEADLINE: May 2, 2022

DATES: Online Exhibition May 31, 2022 – June 28, 2022

FEE: $26.00

WHO: International; artists working in all media

 

Solo Art Competition

Artist Space Gallery is pleased to announce its third "Solo Online Art Competition." The jury will select three winners in three categories (painting, photography, and sculpture). Through the Art Competitions, emerging artists will have the opportunity to show a range of their artworks (from 8 to 24 images) in an individual solo art exhibition lasting one full month. The jury will not consider artworks with pornographic or satanic content. Judging the artwork will be based on the following criteria: creativity, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. If not selected for the solo art exhibition your work may still be considered for inclusion in the annual group show.

DEADLINE: May 3, 2022

DATES: July 16–August 14, 2022

FEE: $58 for 10 images

WHO: International (Painting, Photography, Sculpture)

 

Future Places -7th Annual Juried Exhibition

What does a better future look like to you as an artist? Susquehanna Art Museum is challenging artists to render their vision of a promising future for its exhibition Future Places. We believe that artwork addressing this theme will bring the viewer one step closer to imagining a better world. Allow your unique creativity to describe a place where artist and viewer can thrive.

Applicants are encouraged to depict spaces where innovation is valued and essential. Submissions may illustrate imaginative landscapes, technology, ecology, and architecture, as well as demonstrate concepts and values that are important in the social systems of the future. The exhibition is meant to inspire viewers to consider the state of humanity while incorporating hope of what may come.

DEADLINE: May 4, 2022

DATES: June 24, 2022 - October 16, 2022

FEE:  $0 - $35

AWARD INFO: Juror's Choice Prize - $400, Viewer's Choice Prize - $250

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

 

The Lakeland Art Guild 50th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition

The Lakeland Art Guild is accepting entries for its 50th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition!

The Lakeland Art Guild 50th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition is open to all artists working in the United States. Up to three (3) works may be entered, works may be of any medium (except giclee's, video, and performance). All works must be original.  

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's exhibition will be an ONLINE exhibition, and will not be held at the gallery's location.  The online exhibition will be running from May 14, 2022, through June 4, 2022.

DEADLINE: May 7, 2022

DATES: May 14, 2022–June 4, 2022.

FEE: $40.00

AWARD INFO: Best of Show Award: $1,000

WHO: National (U.S.,); Any medium except giclee's, video, and performance

 

Golden - 50 and Older Exhibition

As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life - and live it well. This month we will celebrate the talent and wisdom of the artists over 50. 

Many of the artists who submitted to this exhibition have spent half a life-time honing their skills and their craft. A few in our selection are new to art but they bring with them a myriad of experiences which helps create and inform their art. We are pleased to present to you Golden: 50 or Older.

DEADLINE: May 8, 2022

DATES: June 2–June 30, 2022

FEE: $35.00 (Entry fee)

WHO: International; Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Glass Art, Graphite, Gouache, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video, or Watercolor.​

 

Sunrise / Sunset

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “Sunrise / Sunset” exhibit to be held at the R Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. In this exhibit, we are seeking artwork in all styles and mediums that depict or are inspired by sunrises and sunsets.

DEADLINE: May 8, 2022

DATES: June 1–July 10, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: Regional (Colorado); Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed-Media

 

First City Public Sculpture Exhibition 2022

The Public Art Project presents an opportunity for sculptors from across the nation to submit entries to the First City Public Sculpture Exhibition 2022 of large-scale public sculpture to be installed in the city of Vincennes. Sculptures will be on loan for a period of three years, at the end of which time they will be picked up by the artists unless sold. Artists will receive an honorarium totaling One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($1,650.00) to help defray costs of transportation and installation. The honorarium will be distributed in three installments over the exhibition loan period. A consortium of four local galleries manages the project: Art Space Vincennes, LLC (project director); Northwest Territory Art Guild Gallery (Indiana Arts Commission grant recipient); Open Gallery; and Shircliff Gallery (part of Vincennes University). This initiative is designed to bring art out of the galleries and into a public sphere where a wider audience can be reached.

DEADLINE: May 9, 2022

FEE: $10.00

WHO: National; Public Art, Sculpture

 

(all the) Feels

Art Saint Louis presents “(all the) Feels,” an all media juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that depict and express emotions and moods. We invite all explorations & interpretations of this theme and encourage all media, all themes & subjects styles and techniques. Open to artists 18+ in the St. Louis, MO region & surrounding 200-mile radius. Limit 3 works completed between 2018—2022. Size & weight limits. $250 Best in Show cash award. Exhibit presented July 30-September 8, 2022 at Art Saint Louis. Entry fee: $15/Art Saint Louis member; $25/non-member; Scholarship available.

DEADLINE: May 9, 2022

DATES: July 30-September 8, 2022.

FEE: $25.00 (Entry fee)

WHO: Regional (St. Louis); Open to artists 18 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius; All Media 

 

‘Landscapes ‘Country & Urban’

BROUHAHAART is now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘Landscapes ‘Country & Urban’

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 (£26) 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: May 11, 2022

DATES:  May 18, 2022 - May 25, 2022

FEE: Free to Apply

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

 

2022 MidSummer Art Celebration 5th Annual All Media Juried Exhibit

5th Annual All Media Juried Exhibit

Sponsored by Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance, HIAA

Open to all Hawaiʻi based 2D and 3D artists in all mediums and styles.

DEADLINE: May 13, 2022

DATES: July 13–August 21, 2022

FEE: $15.00

WHO: Local (Hawaii);2D and 3D in all mediums and styles.

 

On the Wing

From the 2-inch hummingbird to the 9-foot-tall ostrich, birds are found everywhere and are around us every day. They delight us with their beauty and have inspired artists for centuries. This show continues that tradition. Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the On the Wing exhibit at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. Birds and their lives are the focus of this exhibit. 2D and 3D artwork in any media will be considered for entry in this show.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: National; 2D and 3D artwork in any media

 

I Figure: Contemporary Figurative Art

Arts Benicia invites artwork entries of any medium that have the human figure as the main theme.

There is no other subject that commands more attention from artists than the human figure. It’s in our nature to examine our nature. As Bay Area artist Nathan Oliveira said, “I had the desire to paint the figure without painting the figure.” From traditional figure painting to the academic deconstruction of form, or to the most absurd depiction of ourselves, artists who work with the human figure are encouraged to submit artwork to define figurative art in the contemporary sense. 

DEADLINE: May 18,  2022

DATES: July 23 - August 28, 2022

FEE: $45.00

WHO: International; any medium 

 

On Neutral Ground

"On Neutral Ground" seeks works of art that explore neutrality and the middle way. In a world of increasing polarization and conflict, those who do not choose sides are left to wonder where to stand.  "Neutral Ground" seeks to create a zone of peace by displaying works of art that are free from heavy sensory output including themes and messages, whether intentional or not. Works could show a softness, harmony, balance, and sense of meditation. In doing so, works ideally should incorporate neutral tones, such as white, greys, soft blacks, and beige.  Works may also include "natural" media, in terms of the materials used and can be of a political nature, so as long as they are free from overt messaging and convey the ideals of neutrality.  

DEADLINE: May 19, 2022

DATES: June 4, July 3, 2022

FEE: $27.00

WHO: National; All media 

 

10th Annual 2022 “ALL Landscape” Art Competition & Exhibition

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from April 25th,2022 to May 22nd, 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 Landscape” theme is any art which depicts the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments, and related landscape subjects. Water and Sky should not exceed 1/3 of the image. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from May 25th,2022 to June 21st, 2022. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing Art, Photography & Digital Art, Mixed Media & 3-Dimensional Art. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Winner’s Certificates, Inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication, Event Collateral and much more. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions). Winners will be announced on June 8th, 2022.

DEADLINE:  May 22, 2022

DATES:  May 25, 2022 - June 21, 2022

FEE:  $15 

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

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

 

The Family Portrait

Our Call For Entry Exhibition in 2022 is “The Family Portrait”, guest curated by Kukuli Velarde. We invite artists to submit ceramic works that explore the meaning and definition of the family unit as image, as a system, as historical reference, or metaphor for where we are as a contemporary culture and society. Artists may submit functional or non-functional ceramic works that define what family means to them, perhaps as a social commentary or an exploration of self-identity. We also invite works that explore the family unit in the broadest context that goes beyond the traditional conceptions of accepted definition.

DEADLINE: May 27, 2022

DATES: September 1– October 15, 2022

FEE: $25.00

WHO: National (U.S.); Artists of Latina/o/x and Hispanic origin are especially encouraged to submit; Ceramic sculptures (functional/and or non-functional)

 

Call for Art-WABI-SABI

WABI-SABI is a Japanese term that refers to that which is impermanent, imperfect, aged, humbled, and unconventional. It is a state of mind and a way of being. It expresses a whole new world of seeing. Perhaps being open to mistakes and accidents will lead us somewhere new, beautiful, and authentic. As artists, we know this all too well. Visually it is the simplicity of composition and exploring the meaning and beauty of everyday objects. Show us WABI-SABI from your perspective.

DEADLINE:  May 27 2022

FEE: $25.00

AWARD INFO:  $1,250.00

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

 

12th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 12th Annual “Animals” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 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 June 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 abstract or representational art.

DEADLINE:  May 27, 2022

DATES:  June 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022

FEE:  $14.00

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

 

SAGE Community Arts 12th Annual National Juried Show

All artists residing in the United States are invited to enter the 12th Annual National Juried Show. The Juror is G. Russell Case of Utah. All mediums except photography will be considered by the juror. There will be no theme for this exhibition; artists are invited to submit their best work! Fees: $15 for SAGE Members (for the first artwork entered), $25 for Non-Members (for the first artwork entered, and $5 for each additional artwork entered, up to 10 artworks total.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

DATES: July 13–August 21, 2022

FEE: $25.00 (Non SAGE members)

WHO: National (U.S.) All mediums EXCEPT photography 

 

World of Art

Open to ALL CULTURES AND NATIONALITIES! World of Art is a festival held in the famous Piedmont Park. Highlighting cultural arts, music, and food. Art By Atlanta is seeking artists that have original work. The category is open to all mediums.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

DATES: June 4, 2022 - June 4, 2022

FEE:  $35

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

 

Reflections in CLAY

We are living in a time of challenging global events. Thoughtful and constructive examination of self and the world around us is called for, as we attempt to progress and move forward.

Artists can translate the world around them through innovative and creative processes, creating work that communicates distinctive perspectives and experiences for an individual and the world. REFLECTIONS IN CLAY calls for ceramic artwork, representative of individual viewpoints which examine and help to define our recent environments.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

DATES: July 1–30th, 2022 

AWARD INFO: $500 – FIRST PLACE: Tad Van der Weele Memorial Award

FEE: $35.00

WHO: International; Ceramic Artists 

 

64 ARTS

64 ARTS is celebrating its 14th year. This national juried exhibition showcases visual artwork from artists across the US and promotes the importance of the arts in the Warren County community and surrounding region. 

This exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums. There is not a set theme - the juror curates the exhibition. The non-refundable entry fee is $30 per artist for up to three (3) pieces of artwork–one image per piece. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor will not be accepted. Source material must be original and not derived from copyrighted images. 

Entries are limited to a maximum of three per entry fee, and must have been created in the last two years

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

FEE:  $30.00

WHO: National (U.S); all mediums

 

7th Annual Cityscapes Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Cityscapes art competition for an online exhibition during the month of June 2022.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting cityscapes. The theme includes any art which depict cities, towns, urban scenes and/or any related metropolitan subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

DATES: June 5, 2022 - July 4, 2022

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

FEE: $20 

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

 

July Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our July Group Art Show.

The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

FEE:  $30.00

WHO: National; 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers

3rd Annual Still Life Art Competition

For this art competition, 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best work depicting an arrangement of everyday inanimate objects.

The subjects of the art can range from a single object to a complex arrangement of objects. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. A three-month group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website starting June 15, 2022.

DEADLINE: June 5, 2022

DATES: June 15, 2022 - September 14, 2022

AWARD INFO: Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2023. Winners and finalists are provided with extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.

FEE: $20

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

 

Women in Art

Las Laguna Art Gallery is pleased to present our Women in Art exhibition. Women artists are encouraged to apply.

Since 2013 Las Laguna Art Gallery has dedicated a month to women artists. This is an Open Theme / All media exhibition. Media can include Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Glass Art, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking, Sculpture, Video and Watercolor.​

Note: All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and 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 in Laguna Beach, California.

DEADLINE: June 5, 2022

DATES: July 7, 2022 - July 30, 2022

FEE:  $35

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

 

10x10x10xTieton 2022

Tieton Arts & Humanities announces their 13th annual international juried exhibition. 10x10x10xTieton invites artists to create artwork no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. No media restrictions, the exhibition has a broad range of pieces on display, from sculpture to painting, sound collage, book arts, photography and everything in between. All works are printed in a handbound exhibition catalog made in Tieton at Paper Hammer Studios.

DEADLINE: June 9, 2022

DATES: August 7–October 10, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: International; sculpture, painting, sound collage, book arts, photography and everything in between.

 

The 2022 CVG Under 30 Juried Show

Western States artists from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and California aged 18 to 29 are invited to enter the second annual CVG Under 30 Juried Show, hosted by the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington. 

Artists are invited to submit their best work in any theme to this ONLINE ONLY show.  All artists are allowed to enter 2 pieces. They can each be in a different category.

Every artist whose work meets our basic quality requirements WILL HAVE ONE ENTRY accepted into this virtual art show. 

DEADLINE: June 12, 2022

DATES: July 1–31, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: Regional (Western States artists from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and California aged 18 to 29): painting, drawing, encaustic, collage, mixed-media, photography, digital images, sculpture.

 

In My Backyard

Gearbox Gallery invites submissions to our 2022 Juried Exhibition, In My Backyard.

In My Backyard refers to the area where you live, where you are, your domain, or a location very close to you. It could be as literal as the view out your window, or it could be an expression of your emotional state. As your backyard is an extension of your physical home so this backyard could be an extension of your spiritual self. It can also refer to a situation that you are directly involved in, next to, near and not far away from, or responsible for.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

FEE: $35.00

WHO: Regional (Open to Northern California artists); any medium.

 

INT'L All Media 2022

Original works in any medium, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an INT’L or Americas 2000 exhibition. Juror: Sarah Justice, Great Falls, MT. Entries will be judged from high resolution electronic images. 30% commission on sales. 

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

DATES: August 5, 2022 - September 16, 2022

AWARD INFO: Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Best of Show earns a future solo exhibition and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit.

FEE: 2 entries $30

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

 

Mountains & Rivers

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “Sunrise / Sunset” exhibit to be held at the R Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. In this exhibit, we are seeking artwork in all styles and mediums that depict or are inspired by sunrises and sunsets.

DEADLINE: June 19, 2022

DATES: July 13–August 21, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: Regional (Colorado); Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed-Media

 

SculptFest22  

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest22. 

The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Games, guest curated by sculptor Evan Morse.

Games are usually a form of recreation, a means to play and enjoy oneself. They are often social activities, a way to make new friends and spend time with old ones. They can provoke competition, pitting individuals or teams against each other. Some games involve varying degrees of chance, real or metaphorical rolls of the dice, and some games are entirely skill-based, testing creative and mathematical thinking, such as chess. While some games are entirely mental, others are highly physical. The Olympic Games are an opportunity for athletes to prove themselves at the highest level, and those who are masters at any game can parlay those achievements to real world success.

DEADLINE: June 22, 2022

DATES: September 10 – October 23

FEE: Free

WHO: Internationalsculptors, installation artists, sound artists, video artists, web-based artists, performance-based visual artists, multimedia

 

Looks Good On Paper, National Paper Arts Exhibition @ Pyramid Atlantic

A juried contemporary Paper exhibition, featuring 2D and 3D works on, in, and of paper. The exhibition will showcase diverse practices and concepts in paper arts including trends and advances in the art of hand papermaking, the political aspects of paper/papermaking, and works that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself.

Eligibility: 2D and 3D works on/in paper, where the paper is an important conceptual or technical aspect of the work. Prints, drawings, alternative photo processes on paper, pulp paintings and pulp sculptures, sculptural techniques in paper, recycled paper, folded, cut, pierced or otherwise manipulated paper, and mixed media paper pieces are all eligible for entry.

DEADLINE: June 24, 2022

DATES: September 10 – October 23

FEE: $30

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

 

16th Annual HWD Juried Sculpture Exhibition

Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio announces a call for entries for the 16th Annual HWD Juried Sculpture Exhibition for artists living in Ohio and surrounding states. This is a regional call. Entries must be original works in sculpture(3-D), completed within the last four years. Jurying will take place from digital images. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood is not eligible. Completed entries (entry form, digital images, and non-refundable entry fee of $20 for up to 3 works), will be accepted via CallForEntry.org through June 30, 2022.

DEADLINE: June 30,  2022

DATES: August 15– September 17, 2022.

FEE: $20.00

WHO: Regional (Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana); Sculpture

 

MOTION

As artists, we are challenged to capture a moment in time, a split second communicated as a visual suggestion of motion. Whether through line, texture, contrast, patterns, or color, we use all kinds of methods to translate movement in our art. Motion in artwork also helps the viewer's eye move from one part of the piece to the next. Rhythm and flow can be implied through capturing movement as the work itself or how we are supposed to move within the piece. Show us MOTION from your perspective.

DEADLINE: July 1,  2022

DATES: August 15– September 17, 2022.

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

FEE: $25 for first entry

WHO: International; all mediums

 

August Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our August Group Art Show.

The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.

DEADLINE: July 1, 2022

DATES: August 3rd– August 25th, 2022

FEE: $30.00

WHO: National (U.S.,) 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers.

 

Palisade Art Vision, PAV, 7th Annual Public Sculpture Exhibit

Palisade Art Vision, PAV, invites sculptors to exhibit their art in Palisade, "Fruit and Wine Capital of Colorado."  Our quaint Victorian town sits amidst orchards and vineyards, surrounded by the natural wonders of the Grand Mesa, Bookcliffs and Colorado National Monument.  Our downtown sculpture program has tripled in recent Covid years and is proud to have purchased or sold 9 of the exhibited pieces. This year PAV is seeking 6-9 new sculptures to enhance the sidewalks and Plaza of Palisade.   We are excited to coordinate our sculpture unveiling and public sculpture walk with Palisade's Sunday Farmers' Market, 30th Colorado Mountain Winefest (voted #1 by USA Today), and our 1st Mountain Arts Festival. Applications through CaFE or you may request an email submission at info@palisadecoc.com

DEADLINE: July 10, 2022

DATES: September 10th 2022– September 10th, 2023

FEE: Free to Apply 

WHO: Regional (Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona); Sculpture, Public Art 

 

2022 Louisville Art Association National Fine Art Show

The 2022 National Fine Art Show and Sale takes place in Louisville, Colorado, a beautiful historic city on Colorado’s Front Range.

The venue is the Louisville Center for the Arts, an elegant, late 19th century, red brick schoolhouse. This historic venue offers participating artists the opportunity to display their work in a beautiful light-filled gallery setting. The show runs for six days from 9/02/2022 through 9/11/2022.

DEADLINE: July 18, 2022

DATES: September 2–September 11, 2022

AWARD INFO: Best of Show/First Place Award  $600

FEE: $40.00

WHO: National (U.S.);  Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply, with the exception of installation art, No videos, no photography 

 

 

The 9th annual Los Angeles Billboard Exhibition

The Billboard Creative (TBC) annual exhibition is your chance to have your work on a billboard in LA. TBC's shows places mass-scale works on dozens of billboards throughout LA. showcasing emerging, under-appreciated and mid-career artists.

TBC shows are styled like a traditional gallery show but the city becomes our walls. Billboards by TBC artists have been passed by cars more than 67 million times. Strategically placed in high-traffic neighborhoods near galleries, museums art districts, each billboard is designed to amplify your impact. To date, the show has also earned coverage in Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, NPR, among others.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2022

AWARD INFO:  Three artists will receive $1000 each 

FEE: $27.00

WHO: International; Everyone is eligible. If you can put it on a digital file we can put it on a billboard.

 

Call for Art-AMORE

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, AMORE.
JPEGs due by Friday, August 5 at midnight (MST). Over $1,200 in cash prizes. All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com. Visit https://www.art-fluent.com/amore-prospectus for a full prospectus.

Amore, love. Where there is love, there is life. Love embodies a wide range of emotional and mental states. It is all-encompassing and is the heartbeat of the human race. What does the nature or essence of love mean to you? And how is this expressed through your art? Show us AMORE from your perspective.

DEADLINE: August 5, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

FEE: $25

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

 

Call for Entry - Stories from My Childhood

The Northern Illinois Art Museum is seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text. Event should be from pre-teen years.

The NIU Art Museum is currently accepting submissions in all media. This call is open to all artists in the United States 18 years of age or older. Up to 25% of a piece of artwork may have been produced by the artist as a child.

Works will be selected from a national call for entry by NIU Art Museum staff members and the museum’s Exhibition Advisory Committee. $2,000 in total prize money including $1,000 Best of Show from an anonymous donor will be awarded.

DEADLINE:  August 20, 2022

DATES:  November 29, 2022 - February 17, 2023

AWARD INFO:  $2,000 total in prize money including $1,000 best of show.

FEE: $35

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

 

LUSH 2

LUSH2: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition Showcasing current and innovative practices in the field of ceramics, this exhibition provides a spotlight for current works that utilize clay as a primary material.   Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes submissions in an assortment of shapes and sizes with rich and seductive surfaces.

This juried exhibition is open nationally to all emerging and established ceramics artists who create functional, sculptural, and experimental pieces in a variety of artistic expressions.  All entries must be original and completed within the last two years.  Weight may not exceed 50 pounds. 

DEADLINE: September 1, 2022

DATES: October 13, 2022– December 10, 2022

AWARD INFO: $1,500

FEE:  $40.00

WHO: National; Ceramics (functional, sculptural, experimental, etc.)

 

Finding Common Ground in An Uncommon World - All Female Colorado Show

This is a juried exhibit for female and female-identifying who currently live in Colorado. We welcome female artists from all backgrounds and are seeking diverse perspectives and art from across our state.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter (WCACO) and will be shown at The Collective Community Arts Center in Lafayette, CO.

DEADLINE: September 25, 2022

DATES: November 9–January 7, 2023

FEE:  $35.00

WHO: State (Colorado) female and female-identifying artists who currently live in Colorado; All mediums

 

Embracing Our Differences – 2023 Exhibit

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation. Click here to download templates for creating Embracing Our Differences artwork in the proper dimensions.

DEADLINE: October 5, 2022

AWARD INFO: A total of $3,000 will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice”.

FEE: FREE

WHO: International; Any discipline

 

Big Gay Art Show

In December 2022, the Big Gay Art Show will return to the Sedona Arts Center exhibition schedule. The Big Gay Art Show is a juried art show that exhibits and sells artwork in support of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. In the past, Sedona Arts Center hosted and promoted this event.  We are now running and hosting the event at the request of Sedona Pride.  The show will run from December 7-23, 2022.

The Big Gay Art Show is a much anticipated, well-attended exhibition open to all artists in any medium and of any level. In 2012, the Big Gay Art Show was conceptualized by a small group – some connected to SAC and others in the Sedona Pride organization. The event began as an effort to offer the LGBTQ+ community a voice in the local art scene. Since that first show, SAC has welcomed hundreds of emerging and professional artists to Sedona to share their work throughout the history of the event.  We are excited to offer this event through the Arts Center in 2022.

DEADLINE: October 7, 2022

DATES: December 7–23, 2022

FEE: $15.00

WHO: National; Any medium 

 

Competitions for Sculptors:

 

Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden 10th Biennial Sculpture Competition

The Matthews-Sanders Sculpture Garden in Cleveland, Mississippi, is seeking an open call for outdoor sculpture for exhibition on the grounds of the Bologna Performing Arts Center on the campus of Delta State University, the Grammy Mississippi Museum, and downtown in the city of Cleveland. We anticipate selecting fifteen works: Ten sculptures at the BPAC, three sculptures downtown, and two sculptures at the Grammy Mississippi Museum.  

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

DATES: August 5, 2022 –August 5, 2024

WHO: National, Sculpture, Public Art 

 

Western Art Competition

For this art competition, 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best work depicting the history, people, culture, landscape and wildlife of the American West, both historical and present day.

The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography.

A three-month summer group online exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website starting June 21, 2022.

DEADLINE: May 5, 2022

DATES:  June 21, 2022 - September 21, 2022

FEE:  $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images

AWARD INFO: Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Santa Fe in 2023.

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

 

41st Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), a nonprofit community art center serving the Detroit region, has hosted the Michigan Fine Arts Competition annually since 1982 when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC. Every year, more than 600 artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin enter the competition. The MFAC is juried by artist(s) or curator(s) of distinction, who select current works of the highest quality. Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region.

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

AWARD INFO: AWARDS First Place: $300

FEE: $40

WHO: Regional (Michigan); Fine Arts medium

 

H2O National 2022

The Virginia Beach Art Center presents a nation-wide showcase which features water, water, everywhere! It has no taste, no smell, no color yet we can't live without it.  Artists from Alabama to Wyoming are invited to show our relationship to water through visual media. 

DEADLINE: May 10, 2022

DATES: June 3–June 26th, 2022

AWARD: Prize money totals $2,000

FEE:  $35.00

WHO: National (U.S.); All media welcome 

 

 

OPPOSITIONS

We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘OPPOSITIONS’.

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. You 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.

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 (£45) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

DEADLINE:  May 18, 2022

DATES:   May 22, 2022 - May 28, 2022

FEE:   £45

AWARD INFO: 1st Prize - Participation in a physical exhibition in our gallery 2nd Prize - Solo Virtual Exhibition 3rd Prize - Participation in a virtual exhibition

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

 

Off Center - An International Ceramic Competition 2022

Since the first ceramics were created before 25,000 BCE, people have been fascinated with clay. Today, artists continue to astound us as they push the boundaries of our preconceived ideas of what ceramics represent. From playful pieces disguised as everyday objects, to finely detailed vessels, ceramics delights and surprises us in its evolution. Whether you work in a more traditional style, or prefer completely outlandish creations, we want to showcase your vision and techniques from around the world during this annual show.

DEADLINE: May 20, 2022

AWARD INFO: 1st: $500

FEE: $35.00

WHO: International; Ceramic Artists

 

Artistonish Magazine - May 2022​

Artistonish invites you to submit your original art for publishing in the magazine's 22nd issue in May 2022.

Artistonish is an international contemporary art magazine published by Discover the Artist media holding. Each magazine issue presents significant artworks created by brilliant artists from all around the world.

Both online and print-on-demand versions of the magazine are published in full-color glossy A4 pages and will be accessible to thousands of art experts, collectors, and enthusiasts from over 100 countries. Each artwork image will be showcased separately in one full page including artwork data, artist photo and a lifetime active link associated with a QR code.

Moreover, all selected artists will receive social media promotional badges, digital certificates, readers ratings and comments, and analytic reports.

Submission is free of charge, and only a small selection fee applies to selected artists.

DEADLINE:  May 22, 2022

DATES:  May 25, 2022 - May 31, 2022

FEE: Free to Submit 

AWARD INFO: Publication in Artistonish Magazine, Life-long links, QR code, Digital Certificate, Vast Distribution Network

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

 

Third Coast Biennial

K Space Contemporary seeks entries for the Third Coast Biennial, a non-thematic, juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art. Open to artists age 18+ living in the USA. Entries must be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at K Space. All media accepted. Two dimensional works must not exceed 60". Three dimensional works must be manageable by two people. $2500 in Cash Awards. Entry Fee: $40 for 1 - 3 works of art (discount for K Space Members); $5 per each additional work of art, up to 10 max. Exhibition Dates: July 15 – Aug. 26, 2022 (in person and online).

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022

DATES: July 15, 2022 - August 26, 2022

AWARD INFO: $2500 in Cash Awards

FEE:  $40

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

 

Emotions 2022 (Exhibition and Publication)

Emotions 2022 encourages artists to provide artworks that display human feelings and emotions. The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Art publication and showcased in an online international group exhibition by Gallerium, June 15 - July 15, 2022. Eckman listed the basic six types of human emotions as: Happiness, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, Anger, Surprise. As emotions are the keystone to experiencing art, we invite you to express your artistic world of human emotions and feelings. This dual opportunity is open to all artists; working in any art medium worldwide. 

DEADLINE: June 2, 2022

DATES: June 15 - July 15, 2022

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; all mediums

 

 

A Sense of Place 2022

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2022 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, now in its 40th year, seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. 

DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

DATES: September 2– October 7, 2022

AWARD INFO: $750 Best of Show Award

FEE: $35.00

WHO: National (U.S.); any medium 

 

Small Works: 44th Harper College National Juried Exhibition

Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry, film/video. All entries are judged from digital files. One $30 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries. Purchase awards may be available for accepted work. Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College. A color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

DEADLINE: June 27, 2022

FEE:  30.00

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

 

Declaration

Art Saint Louis presents “Declaration,” an all media juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that clearly proclaim personal statements, declarations of political viewpoints, expressions of protest, social activism, celebration, or any other declarations and statements. We invite all explorations & interpretations of this theme and encourage all media, all themes & subjects styles and techniques.

DEADLINE: July 11, 2022

AWARD INFO:  $250 Best of Show Award

FEE:  $25.00

WHO: Regional; St. Louis, MO region & surrounding 200-mile radius; all mediums 

 

Here Kitschy Kitschy - Juried Competition and Group Exhibition

Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in November of 2022. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. This theme is true to its title. Submit your best animal portrait. Just make sure it's bad, really bad...

Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, "quality of work", composition, and overall artistic ability.

DEADLINE: September 25, 2022

FEE:  $25.00

WHO: International; All Mediums 

Open Calls for Artists:

Call For Artists: International Print Issue #32 Curated by TAX Collection

Get featured on the beautiful pages of our international print publication for artists. Have your work seen by our 200,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more.

Create! Magazine has been publishing magazines and celebrating the art community since 2013. The TAX Collection is a multimedia platform dedicated to exposing the world to today's most inspiring artists and creatives. By creating space not only in the digital world, but also the physical, we act as a catalyst for collaboration and communication between artists, their audiences, and collectors. Through exhibitions, diverse projects, and publications, we maintain our commitment to the support and promotion of the artist - for the sake of the art. Without the 'artist' there would be no 'art'.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2022

DATES: June 1, 2022 - July 30, 2022

FEE: $35

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

 

Shelter to Sculpture Program

Livable Buckhead is excited to announce the commencement of our Shelter to Sculpture Program. Livable Buckhead, through a sustainability-focused partnership with MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), is leading an effort to repurpose outdated bus shelters as large-scale, outdoor sculptures. This public art program is for the creation of a public “art walk,” that will serve to spotlight and enhance the surrounding ecology of PATH400, Buckhead’s premier multiuse trail and bolster the community’s arts scene. Materials from the donated bus shelters are in excellent condition and had minimal exposure to the elements, proving to be a great material source for this public sculpture program.

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

AWARD INFO: up to $15,000 per Sculpture

FEE: free to apply

WHO: Regional (Georgia); Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture

 

Highway 25 Sculpture Project-Hollister,CA

The San Benito County Arts Council seeks California-based artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications to create and install a site-specific outdoor sculpture at the corner of Santa Ana Rd. and Highway 25 in Hollister, California. This project is part of a State Highway Beautification Project, sponsored by the California Department of Transportation and the Clean California Program

DEADLINE: May 11, 2022

AWARD INFO: up to $15,000 per Sculpture

FEE: FREE to apply 

WHO: Regional (Hollister, CA); Sculpture/Public Art

 

National Show: Crossing Borders

Artists are invited to submit entries for a juried art exhibition, July 14 through August 20, 2022 at The Copley Society of Art Gallery in Boston, MA. Cash Awards for First ($2,000), Second ($1,000), and Third Prize ($500). Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that is reflective of their community as it celebrates the people and cultures among us. We invite your entries and interpretations and are looking for your best work in both 2D and 3D mediums

DEADLINE: May 13, 2022

DATES: July 14 through August 20, 2022

AWARDS:  First ($2,000)

FEE:  $50

WHO: National (U.S.); both 2D and 3D mediums.

 

Art Ramble 2022 "In the Balance"

The Art Ramble is a temporary outdoor public art installation sited around the Fairyland Pond in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest, in collaboration with the Concord Natural Resources Division.

The Call: When we walk in the woods, we seek the restorative energy of the forest. The knowledge that the forest can regenerate itself over time, even after extreme weather events, gives us hope. Subterraneum networks of mycorrhizal fungi provide a resource distribution system for plants and trees that helps forests withstand drought conditions. By absorbing Co2 and water, forests keep oxygen and precipitation cycles in balance and protect the planet from climate change. But the acceleration of climate change has reached a point of overpowering and upsetting the carefully balanced ecosystems of our surviving forests, producing greater frequency and intensity of forest disturbances such as insect outbreaks, invasive species, wildfires, and storms. Lack of accumulated snow and ice reduces the spring rush from snowmelt that some plants and animals need to survive. Yet too much rush from rainstorms can deplete the soil of nutrients that support regrowth, causing erosion. Climate change and increased carbon emissions are producing migration patterns not only of people, but of trees that are no longer able to grow in harsh conditions. The ground beneath our feet is literally slipping away.

DEADLINE: May 16, 2022

DATES: September 1, 2022 - November 13, 2022

FEE: No fee to apply 

WHO: Regional (Concord, MA); Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture

Apply to be featured in Art Seen -- from The Curator's Salon

READY TO SHOW YOUR ART?

Travel and exhibiting internationally might not be an option as we ease out of lockdown but it doesn’t mean you cannot show your art. By submitting through the form (at the button below) you will be considered for two issues: Autumn 2022 (due to be published in August) and Winter 2022 (due to be published in November). You only need to apply once through the form, for consideration for two issues of Art Seen

DEADLINE: May 16, 2022

FEE:  £33

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

 

2022 - 2023 Historic Westminster Sculpture on Loan Program

In its sixth year, the City of Westminster's Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and enjoy art displayed in the Vicky Bunsen Sculpture Garden Park, an outdoor art venue in Historic Westminster.  The Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for artists to prominently display their artwork in an historic and unique area of the City for the public to enjoy. Only entries received online through CaFE’ (callforentry.org) will be considered.  

DEADLINE: May 21, 2022.

WHERE: Westminster, Colorado 

FEE: $35.00

WHO: International; Sculpture, Public Art 

 

Request for Proposals: Outdoor Public Sculpture Frankfort, KY

In partnership with the City of Frankfort, Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) is seeking to commission an original outdoor site specific public artwork that is inspired by nature native to Kentucky. The work of art will be permanently installed in the Second Street Corridor, located between historic downtown Frankfort and the Capitol. 

DEADLINE: May 30, 2022

DATES: mid-January through mid-February, 2023   

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Unspecified; Sculpture, Public Art 

 

Napa Lighted Art Festival 2023

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Napa Lighted Art Festival. We encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival.  For 2023 approximately 15 installations are being sought to receive a stipend between $2,000-$4,500. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. As well as new ideas for artworks, we are open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works, provided they meet the festival themes and criteria. Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: light sculptures, light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, LED, fiber optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc.  Napa Lighted Art Festival is a true celebration of creative arts, technology and light and we hope you will be a part of it this year! 

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022.

DATES: mid-January through mid-February, 2023   

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; light sculptures, light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, LED, fiber optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc. 

 

Enlighten Peekskill

The goal of Enlighten Peekskill is the creation of a public art trail of 7 light-emitting sculptures. By using light-emitting artworks to supplement existing street lighting, the walkway will increase visibility, improve public safety, act as a point of interest that enhances the City of Peekskill’s reputation as an art destination in the Hudson Valley, and provide an entry to the City that will encourage, lead, and welcome visitors. 

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Sculpture, Public Art

 

Augusta GA Sculpture Commission - Twiggs Circle: History of Augusta's Black Medical Community

The Greater Augusta Arts Council is requesting proposals from qualified sculptors or artist teams to create a unique, durable, low-maintenance, meaningful, and beautiful sculpture to be placed in the center of the fully landscaped Twiggs Circle traffic roundabout.

The sculpture is intended to last for 50 years minimum in good condition, and to incorporate and interpret the theme of the History of Augusta's Black Medical Community.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of $15,000 to cover all expenses associated with the envisioning, creation, transport and installation of the sculpture, and any and all other expenses the artist might encounter.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2022.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: Regional (Southeast region of the United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee); Sculpture

 

Data + Art Festival

The Data + Art Festival is a one-day event to celebrate data as a medium in art, recognize the importance of art in industry, and break down the barriers of collaboration between data practitioners and artists of all backgrounds.

We are calling on artists to submit their artwork for our festival. In addition, a panel of data scientists and artists alike will determine winners for a cash prize in our two submission categories. Deadline for submissions is June 3, 2022. Pieces will be chosen based on how much they relate to our theme of Digital Wellbeing, along with originality, concept, and technical craft. For the cash prize, up to three works will be chosen for each category, with the first-place prize being $1000. Artists will be notified by June 10, 2022 on invitation, and the prize winners will be announced at the festival. Chosen artists are encouraged to attend in-person to present their work in whatever capacity they can, but not required.

DEADLINE:  June 3, 2022

DATES: June 23, 2022 - June 23, 2022

AWARD INFO: Cash Prize $1000 1st Place , $500 2nd Place

FEE: Free to apply 

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

 

The Beauty of Blackness Fine Art Show

Is a premier indoor Fine Art festival gear toward collectors. We bring some of the finest original Black/African American art for your home or office. What makes us different from other Art shows? It is collector focused with all original artwork. We are both a physical indoor festival, and a live stream show, streaming live on all major social media platforms daily during each show date. The Beauty of Blackness Fine Art Show takes place during Labor Day weekend in Beautiful Fort Collins . The show features all original works by national and international artists.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

DATES: September 1, 2022 - September 4, 2022

FEE: $30

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

 

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

Artwork Archive | Call for Entry

Free to peruse, we feature everything from dream residencies and life-changing grants, to fun festivals, art business workshops, and competitions for some extra cash. We make it easy to search, too! Filter by opportunity type, location, event dates, eligibility, and more to find exactly what your art practice needs to flourish.

CaFÉ

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

The Art Guide

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

ArtOpportunities.org

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

ArtDeadline.com

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

Curator Space

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

Re-title.com

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

Resartis.org

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

Art Rabbit 

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

Creative Capital 

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