Wonder what’s on the horizon for your art career this month?

We found the best residencies, artist grants, and calls-for-entry with deadlines ending this October, so you can start raking up opportunities like fallen leaves!

You never know which call could bring you the right funding, time, or chance to take your art career to the next level.

Find what your art career needs to succeed in our October art opportunity guide below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first):

Regional Arts & Culture Council Grants

RACC supports the region’s vital arts and culture community through a variety of grant programs. The Professional Development Grant Program supports individual artists and representatives of arts organizations with funding up to $2,000 toward distinct opportunities that will push forward their creative practice or skill development. RACC’s Project Grant Program provides financial support to individual artists and not-for-profit organizations for project based arts programming. Grants are awarded up to $7,000 and are available in three categories: Artistic Focus, Arts Equity & Access, and Catalyst.

WHO: Artists in the Portland, Oregon area

AMOUNT: Between $2,000 - $7,000

DEADLINE: October 2, 2019

FINE PRINT: Residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties are eligible to apply for these grants. All applicants are welcome to contact RACC Grants staff if you have questions about your application or need assistance with the application process. Learn more here.


$500 Grant for Visual Artists

Artist Grant provides a grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. Visual artists working in the following media may apply: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple media, installation, and other new or alternative media.

WHO: Visual artists worldwide, 18 and older

AMOUNT: $500 each cycle

DEADLINE: October 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: To apply, email the following to submit@artistgrant.org: a link to your website OR 3-5 digital files of your work AND a CV, resume, or brief bio that includes your name. There is an application fee of $25 USD that helps defray the costs of administering this grant to continue to support and fund artists' important work. Learn more here.


Artadia Awards

Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. In the past 18 years, Artadia has awarded over $3 million to more than 300 artists throughout its participating award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

WHO: Artists based in the current award city of Atlanta

AMOUNT: Ranges between $5000 to $20,000, plus ongoing assistance through the lifetime of your career.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Students are not eligible. Award money can be used however the artist sees fit. Continued support is achieved through close collaborations with its host cities to create exhibition opportunities for artists, arrange studio visits with local as well as national curators, source residency programs, and make introductions in the field. Learn more here.


NSS Grants for Sculptors

For more than 120 years, the National Sculpture Society has created, exhibited, collected and supported the evolving tradition in American sculpture. NSS continues to support sculpture today as an active, vital, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They offer a number of grants annually, including The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant, The Alex J. Ettl Grant, and The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant during this upcoming October deadline.

WHO: U.S. sculptors 

AMOUNT: $5,000 each

DEADLINE: October 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: No application fee. To learn more about each individual grant, click here.


CLWAC 123rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. presents the 123rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club, NY. This exhibition is open to women artists working in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Graphics, Mixed Media and Sculpture. Over $10,000 in awards.

WHO: Women artists

DATES: January 7 - 31, 2020


DEADLINE: October 1, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Non-member may apply. Any woman artist may submit for jurying one original work. Giclees, photography, computer generated images, crafts, work done under instruction, derived from published photographs or previously shown in a CLWAC Annual Open Juried Exhibition are not eligible. Learn more here.


50th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is recognized as one of the top-rated outdoor fine art festivals in the country. Each year, over 235 artists are selected through a juried process to exhibit their work for art enthusiasts and vie for $76,500 in award money, including the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional 38 awards. The Festival is free to the public and attracts an estimated 75,000 visitors. 

WHO: All artists 18 and older

DATES: February 29 - March 1, 2020


DEADLINE: October 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Each artist must complete an individual online application, submit four images (three media and one booth photo), and pay the application fee of $55 by the deadline. Learn more here.


5th Annual Figures & Faces Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for an online exhibition during the month of October 2019. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the human form - both figures and faces. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art and photography.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 2019


DEADLINE: October 1, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Best in Show and 2nd through 5th Place awards will be given. The Best in Show winners will receive a cash prize and an invitation to Fusion Art's 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2020. Learn more here.



The Plaxall Gallery has an open call to all artists for submitting fine artwork and films to be in our upcoming show, LIC Fear III: a group art exhibition and film festival, curated by Tessa Kennedy and Jason Artiga. This year we are focusing on the subject of death to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the stages of life & death. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: October 17 – November 3, 2019

LOCATION: Long Island City, NY

DEADLINE: October 3, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Artists may submit up to five original artworks of any medium for consideration. Examples include: loss of a landmark, a neighborhood, a city, an idea, a dream, your hero, a relationship, a life, and your fears or horrifying fascinations regarding death and the inevitable change that follows. Learn more here.


Little by Little — Call for Work

Little by Little, an exhibition of small artworks, will present a wide variety of artwork expressed in no more than twelve-inches in any dimension. Throughout the years, Art Exhibition has exhibited many amazing, beautiful, and impactful small works of art, so to highlight this presentation style they have dedicated an exhibition to exceptional art that can truly be appreciated from a more intimate viewpoint that begs for a closer look!

WHO: All artists 18 and older

DATES: November 16 - December 28, 2019


DEADLINE: October 5, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Works will be accepted in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, metals, wood, digital media, and more, that are presented perfectly in this intimate twelve-inch small format. Learn more here.


Portrait ’19 | SE Center for Photography Exhibition

A portrait sounds like a relatively straightforward thing — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be much more elusive. For any rule you might devise to define a portrait, there is always  a bona fide portrait that defies that rule. At a certain point, portraiture seems to be less of a genre than a blurry constellation of suggested guidelines, or even just something you have to see to recognize. That's when it's time to stop theorizing and start looking for the best in contemporary portraiture.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: December 6 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Greenville, SC

DEADLINE: October 6, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Learn more here.


“Transportation” Juried Exhibition

120Art Gallery invites artists practicing in the disciplines of Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Sculpture to submit work to their annual fall juried competition, exploring the theme of Transportation.

WHO: All artists

DATES: October 17 - December 14, 2019


DEADLINE: October 6, 2019 

FINE PRINT: When submitting images, include artist name, category (2D, 3D or Photography), medium, size and price. Images must exclude any frames or mats and should faithfully represent the original artwork. Learn more here.


Still Life: Alternative Exposures

The photographers in this exhibition will be interpreters of a photographic genre that inherits an important pictorial tradition: the Still Life. The Still Life represents the ideal mode through which the exposed inanimate objects give an expression of themselves, through the endless technique of shooting, enhancing their physical and symbolic qualities.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: January 2020

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: October 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Free entry for 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme. Learn more here.


Ceramic and Wood Exhibition

This juried exhibit is open to all works which uses clay or wood as the primary medium, both functional and non-functional. Open to work that explores innovative approaches that result in creative new art works.

WHO: All artists working in clay or wood

DATES: November 3 - 24, 2019

LOCATION: West Hartford, CT

DEADLINE: October 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: All work must be original, use clay or wood as the primary medium, and may not exceed 50 pounds. You can submit up to three submissions. Please submit two images of each piece - one full view and one detail. No changes in price, title, medium will be made after work is accepted.  Learn more here.


2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet). The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.

WHO: Artists and writers worldwide

DATES: January 18 – April 5, 2020

LOCATION: Sarasota, FL

DEADLINE: October 8, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Your art may be any size and medium. The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories. Learn more here.


It’s Still Political – Call for Art

Though often divisive and inflammatory, we can't avoid politics in today's world. The intrinsic beliefs and opinions that shape us as human beings can almost always be seen in a political light. For Las Laguna Gallery’s show this month,  they seek art that expresses all things political, regardless of party or belief systems. This exhibition hopes to explore our continued political discourse with the use of imagery to make the point of our current state of the nation.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 7 - 29, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: October 10, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists making serious political work or political satire are invited to apply. Artists of ALL ages may participate. Learn more here.


KEEPIN’ IT REAL | Juried Show Call for Entry

Science says reality is simply how we interpret the world based on our experiences. If each of us could step into the body of someone else, we’d be surprised by how different colors appear or how music sounds. Even the perception of time can change in emotionally charged circumstances. Every living creature lives in its own version of reality. For this challenge, examples of traditional, realistically painted scenes are welcome, but we also invite artists to define their own reality. Share your personal life experience, your unique view of the world. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: November 9 - December 21, 2019


DEADLINE: October 11, 2019 

FINE PRINT: A written statement must accompany each entry explaining how it relates to the theme. Strict adherence to the theme is mandatory. We look forward to seeing each artist’s view of reality. Artwork must have been produced in 2018-2019 calendar years, nothing older will be considered. Learn more here.


Publication Opportunity for Emerging Artists

Apply to have your work considered in Volume 11 by Friend of the Artist. FOA is a quarterly book dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. The publication releases every quarter and includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums. Accepted artists will have a four-page spread of their work, information, and artist statement. 

WHO: Emerging artists worldwide

DATES: January 10 - 31, 2020

DEADLINE: October 13, 2019

FINE PRINT: Volume 11 will be guest juried by Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Angeliki Kim Jonsson, and Adele Smejkal and will be available in our store and online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Learn more here.


Make.Shift Gallery Now Accepting 2020 Proposals

Make.Shift Gallery is now accepting proposals for solo and group shows in 2020. Art shows typically hang for one month. Opening receptions take place during Art Walk, the first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The gallery is comprised of an entry room and a larger main gallery, totaling approximately 105 linear feet of wall space.

WHO: All artists

DATES: TBD in 2020

LOCATION: Bellingham, WA

DEADLINE: October 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: Please review our hanging requirements and standards of quality before submitting your application. We prioritize works created by local, emerging, and marginalized artists. Learn more here.


2nd Annual H2O Art Competition

J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its 2nd Annual H2O online juried art exhibition. Water is one of the most important elements for sustaining human life. We live on a water planet. It surrounds us, and we cannot live without it. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of water; the sea, the lake, a stream, the rain. The artwork can vary from realism to surrealism to abstraction. 

WHO: All artists 18 and older

DATES: October 21 - November 21, 2019


DEADLINE: October 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: Accepted media: Painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, photography, mixed media and digital art. An entry fee of $20 is required for up to 5 images. No more than a total of 5 images will be accepted in any one submission. An artist may enter more than once. Images should be labeled as LastName_FirstName_Title_Medium_Size.jpeg. Learn more here.


People, Places and Things

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS – APG’s collaborative exhibition that will be featured at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. The theme for this exhibition is People, Places and Things, which is very broad, and allows the photographic artist to express their own personal creativity.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: August 28 - October 13, 2019


DEADLINE: October 14, 2019  

FINE PRINT: All entrants must be members of APG or The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. If you are not a member, you can register before applying. Learn more here.


Artrooms Fairs Award

The Awards, worth over £50.000 in prizes, residency, online services and exhibitions. Artists from all media are welcome to apply for a final show in November in London. The most promising independent artists across the globe will be selected through a worldwide online selection and presented to an exclusive audience of art collectors and galleries.

WHO: All artists


LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: October 14, 2019

FINE PRINT: The Awards include the following sections: painting, craft, sculpture and installation, photography, video art, performance, digital art, new media (augmented reality and video mapping). Learn more here.


Juried Exhibit: On Thin Ice

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) is seeking entries for a juried exhibit to be held in our main gallery space with the theme “On Thin Ice.” Delicate, dangerous, beautiful, sharp, fragile, risky. Show us your most creative interpretation of the theme. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: January 2020

LOCATION: Carlisle, PA

DEADLINE: October 18, 2019 

FINE PRINT: All media accepted, except for audio/visual, film, or performance. Artists are asked to submit with consideration to venue-appropriateness and the work’s ability to engage an audience of diverse ages and backgrounds. Learn more here.


Conception Art Show

Conception Art Show is now accepting submissions for the Denver edition of our popular and exciting group Art Exhibition at the Hangar at the Stanley Marketplace, a well-known and popular venue in the heart of “what’s happening” in the surrounding Denver area.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 24, 2019


DEADLINE: October 18, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Accepting submissions of 2-D mixed media, digital art, photography, paintings, jewelry design and drawings as well as 3-D submissions for sculptural work, woodworking and more. Learn more here.



Vibrant will be an open-themed, contemporary and fine art exhibition at The Frisco Art Gallery.  Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, hanging sculpture or assemblage, digital art, collage, metal work, hanging fiber/textile art, wood work and contemporary craft.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 5 – December 7, 2019


DEADLINE: October 22, 2019 

FINE PRINT: If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com to provide specifics about your work. All work must have been completed within the years 2016-2019 and not previously exhibited at any Envision Arts Exhibition. Learn more here.


Printmaking and Encaustic Painting (Pressed and Waxed) Exhibition

Printmaking and Encaustic Painting (Pressed and Waxed) is the seventh in a series of open juried exhibitions at the National Association of Women Artists Gallery, focusing on specific mediums, in celebration of NAWA’s 130th Anniversary. All printmaking works and encaustic painting works are eligible. 

WHO: U.S. women artists

DATES: December 11, 2019 - January 3, 2020


DEADLINE: October 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: This NAWA juried exhibit is open to regular juried NAWA members and non-members, 18 and older. Learn more here.


National Oil and Acrylic Painters 2019 Fall International Online Exhibition

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites painters to apply to our exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. 150 Artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: December 7, 2019 - December 7, 2020


DEADLINE: October 27, 2019 

FINE PRINT: This is an international juried online competition open to ALL artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. Current 2019 membership is NOT required before entering the Fall Online International. However, NOAPS welcomes your membership! Learn more here.


9th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 9th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition. The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art. The “Seascape” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of seascape art.  Seascape subjects would include scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects for this art competition

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 2019


DEADLINE: October 27, 2019 

FINE PRINT: A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of November 2019. Awards will be for top 10 places. Learn more here.


Call for Entry: Comfort and Joy

The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Comfort & Joy”, an exhibition showcasing artworks reflecting happiness, serenity, and peace.  As it will coincide with the holiday season and New Year, this exhibition will be a relief from the hectic nature of the year’s end, and a warm welcome to the new decade.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020

LOCATION: St. Charles, MO

DEADLINE: October 28, 2019

FINE PRINT: All media will be considered. Three prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception on December 20: two Juror’s Choice Awards of $200, and a Going Solo Award that offers the recipient a solo exhibition in one of our galleries. Learn more here.



Teal will be a contemporary and fine art online exhibition that exemplifies the color and vibrancy of the color teal, and will be on virtual display. All artworks must include the color teal. Accepting all genre’s and art styles.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 2019


DEADLINE: October 29, 2019

FINE PRINT: Envisions Arts will announce one Best In Show for the exhibition. Winner will receive a featured article with up to six images, complete with Q&A, in our own online arts and literary publication, Envisions Arts Magazine. Winners will be emailed a certificate. Learn more here.


Emerging Artists 2020

SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2020, the 28th annual competition for exhibition and Artists of the Decade Award. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: March 5 - 28, 2020


DEADLINE: October 31, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Open to all artists working in any media. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96" no wider than 120".  Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36"wide entry door. Learn more here.


2019 Fall Open Call - Artist Exhibition Proposals for the Main Gallery

Locust Projects is currently running an OPEN CALL for Main Gallery exhibition proposals, with the aim of enabling local, national, and international visual artists to experiment with new ideas and media. We encourage artists to propose experimental, site-specific projects that are engaging and risk-taking that extend your practice in concept, scale, and/or scope.

WHO: Artists worldwide



DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Main gallery support includes: $5000-$10,000 Project Budget (budget determined based upon dates, scope and scale of project, feasibility), Artist Wage Fee (approximately $1000), $1000 stipend towards flights and ground transport available to artists that live 150 miles away from Miami (above and beyond travel expenses shall be applied to production budget), etc. Learn more here.


Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery Call for Artists

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are 5 weeks long and art can be for sale. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Dept. is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

WHO: US-based artists in the Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

DATES: August 17, 2020 - May 27, 2021

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Limit 10 images. $25 entry fee.


Jan van Eyck Academie | Call for Applications

As a post-academic, multidisciplinary institute, the Jan van Eyck Academie provides its participants with the time, space and expertise needed to develop their artistic practice in depth. Every resident receives their own studio; access to well-equipped labs; is advised by (guest) advisors; is able to engage in collaborative projects, take part in shaping the academy's programme, host workshops, and more. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: 1 year residencies starting in either April or November 2020

LOCATION: Maastricht, Netherlands

DEADLINE: October 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: The enrolment fee at the academy amounts to €2,750 at an annual basis. The enrolment fee should be paid before 1 February 2020. Participants receive a monthly stipend of €900 and a working budget of €2,000 annually. Learn more here.


Fall Residency 2019 I Arts Letters & Numbers I Upstate NY

Arts Letters & Numbers is a place of creative urgency, a place to create new linkages and pathways of understanding in an interdisciplinary environment. It is a place where people come together to co-construct questions and works, of empathy, of ethics, of imagination.

The Residency is a space for individuals or groups to create new works while developing meaningful relationships with other artists. We welcome artists and thinkers from all disciplines to explore their practice and give them the opportunity to initiate discussions, solo or group exhibitions, performances, film screenings, or workshops. 

WHO: All artists

DATES: 1 week to 12 weeks. 

LOCATION: Upstate New York

DEADLINE: October 1, 2019  

FINE PRINT: Accommodations range from $225/week - $325/week for individual artists.

Artists in residence are accommodated in The House on the Hill or the Twins with shared kitchens, bathrooms and communal spaces. There is a limited number of Scholarships available with up to 50% reduction of the residency fee. 


Ceramic Artist Exchange – Tandem 2020

Since 2013, the “Stadttöpferei”, based in the historical city center of Neumünster, northern Germany has offered the opportunity for young artists to live, work and exhibit at the residency house free of rent. The program is run by the Dr. Hans Hoch Foundation as a place for art and artists for contemporary advanced ceramic art. This residency program is focused on dialog on contemporary positions of advanced ceramic art, intercultural exchange, as well as experiments with materials and audience.

WHO: Emerging and established ceramic artists

DATES: 2020 residency


DEADLINE: October 1, 2019  

FINE PRINT: At the end of the residency a final public presentation in the form of an exhibition or performance, focussing on the work produced at Stadttöpferei, is expected. The artist also expected to donate one representative work of art. It will be part of the final exhibition at the end of the residency year and the Stadttöpferei collection.


Camargo Foundation Residency

Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to apply to the Camargo Foundation’s Core Program residency, which comes with a $250 weekly stipend, work space, and living space, available for families or collaborations. The Camargo Core Program consists of fellowship residencies that span 6 to 11 weeks.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Fall 2020: 8 weeks from September 8 to November. Spring 2021: 6 weeks from February 23 to April 6, 8 weeks from February 23 to April 20, or 11 weeks from February 23 to May 11

LOCATION: Cassis, France

DEADLINE: October 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Applicants must submit a proposal of work they would like to accomplish during their residencies. We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice. Learn more here.


Call for 2020 Bresler Resident Artists

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville.  This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: Available dates as follows: January 13 - May 13, 2020, May 15 – September 11, 2020, aand September 13, 2020 - January 10, 2021

LOCATION: Rockville, MD

DEADLINE: October 13, 2019

FINE PRINT: The current call is for artists or collaborative artist teams whose primary residency practice is for Drawing and Painting. Resident Exhibition will take place January 2021 – March 2021. Required: Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week. Learn more here.


International Residency Open Call

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. 

NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, progressive exhibition programs, international exchanges, and engaging public programs that foster global understanding and dynamic cross-cultural dialogues.

WHO: The program is open to visual artists with an active professional practice of at least five years.

DATES: Season I (January - March) and Season II (April - June), 2020.

LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York

DEADLINE: October 14th, 2019

FINE PRINT: NARS subsidizes the cost of the three-month residency for all US-based applicants through Partial Fellowships. Partial fellowships ($4800) subsidize the cost of the three-month residency ($6600). Partial Fellowship recipients are responsible for a program fee of $1,800 which can be paid in monthly installments. The studio is a workspace only. Artists who need additional funding and support for partial fellowships, travel, materials, and accommodations should apply to other sources.


The Starry Night Winter 2019/Spring 2020 Artist Residency

The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators with the opportunity to live and work as part of a small, creative community. The primary goal of the program is to support self-directed creatives and researchers in the production of new work while offering an environment that promotes self-reflection and experimentation.  We believe that the quiet, rustic environment of southern New Mexico is the perfect place for such endeavors.

WHO: Visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and arts administrators

DATES: May through September and January through March

LOCATION: T or C, New Mexico

DEADLINE: October 15, 2019  

FINE PRINT: Residencies are a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 8 weeks. The residency includes a private, fully furnished apartment with private bathroom and kitchen, shared studio space, and courtyard with gardens, barbecue, and campfire area.  There is no application fee. The cost to the artist, with a minimum stay of one week, is $900 per week. Learn more here.


Artist Residency at Main Street Arts

Main Street Arts is accepting applications for our residency program! Artists in residence have 24-hour access to a large studio on our second floor. Facilities include 200 sq. ft. studio spaces, an electric kiln, potters wheel, etching press, and more. As a contemporary art gallery in Clifton Springs, we are uniquely situated in Upstate New York. We offer access to galleries, museums, and art communities in nearby Rochester and Syracuse while providing quiet time and space to focus on your artistic practice.

WHO: Emerging and established artists

DATES: January, February, March 2020

LOCATION: Clifton Springs, NY

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Main Street Arts offers one-month and two-month artist residencies. Resident artists have access to one of two 200 square foot studio spaces located on our second floor. Learn more here.


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