The Best Opportunities for Artists in December 2021

Paige Simianer | November 15, 2021

Each month Artwork Archive continues to gather the best artist opportunities for you.

As 2021 comes to an end — we have you covered. We know that this is the time of the year where you're probably the busiest, so we did all the dirty work for you and found some of the best opportunities out there for artists! Finish the year off right by applying to something that could brighten the new year!

Take a look through this list (most recent deadlines first). Your next opportunity is waiting! 

51st Annual International Paperworks

The Paperworks juried exhibition at Minot State University has been through numerous changes. The first call for entries in 1969 started the National Print and Drawing Show. The 1980s brought National Works on Paper Exhibition to artists across the USA. A look forward to the new millennium in the 1990s re-titled the exhibitions to Americas 2000. Now, in an effort to better represent our multi-country appeal and entrants, we introduce INT'L Paperworks 2022. In this 51st year, it is our honor to invite you to share your works and your passion for art from across the world.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

DATES: January 13 through February 24, 2022:

FEE: 2 entries/$30; Additional Entries: $5 each

WHO: International; Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs


First Look 2022

Panopticon Gallery is pleased to announce a call for art for “First Look 2022,” our annual juried portfolio showcase. Five portfolios will be selected for the exhibition on view from February through March 2022. Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

DATES: February 3- March 28, 2022

FEE: $40 per portfolio; Student Submission Fee: $30 per portfolio (please include a valid student ID

WHO: International; Photography 


The Uncanny

When the familiar becomes unfamiliar, we call it uncanny. That is to say, when something almost satisfies our brain’s search for human likeness but falls short by a small margin, we experience a characteristic sense of unease at the sight of it. This is our understanding of what it is about realistic androids and almost-perfect-but-not-quite CGI that makes our skin crawl, and it stems from Freudian theory surrounding the German word “unheimlich.” Freud tells us that the unheimlich, or unhomely, is our experience when confronted with something that is like home to us, but is made wrong somehow. How do you incorporate the unheimlich, or uncanny, into your artwork? Does your work illicit a visceral reaction from the viewer, or traverse the boundary between perfect and imperfect human likeness? We want to see your most uncomfortably human and impalpably imperfect images.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

DATES: December 15, 2021 - February 1, 2022

FEE: $20

WHO: International artists in Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting.

The Pastel Society Call for Entries

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality for their annual exhibition. The Society accepts pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media. The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality for their annual exhibition.

DEADLINE: December 3, 2021

DATES: February 16, 2022 - February 26, 2022

FEE: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under)

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



The cultural codes within which we define ourselves through our image, generate the language used for the realization of inter-individual exchanges that may be defined as "relations in public" (Goffman E.). Every human being develops an attitude towards self-representation, this self-representation concerns itself with different fields and languages, such as the way one dresses. Extension of the self, expression of our "modus vivendi", the dress is a cultural product that concerns our identity, linked to historical, cultural and personal continuity, through which it is possible to affirm one's individuality, and communicate and inform others on ourselves. This call is an invitation for photographers who tackle such a subject in its various fields of interest: from sociology to fashion; from the anthropology of costumes to that of psychological introspection.

DEADLINE: December 7th, 2021 

DATES: March 2022

FEE: Free 

WHO: International; Photography 


TRUE BLUE Prospectus 

The color blue is the most universally appealing color on the spectrum. It can represent trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, and sensitivity. But it can also convey fragility, depression, impersonality, and even coldness. There was a time when the pigment blue was the rarest and most precious shade of all. Some artists even went into debt just to use the color! With so many intriguing shades of blue to work and so many meanings and representations, show us TRUE BLUE through your perspective.

DEADLINE: December 8, 2021

DATES: gallery opening Friday, December 31, 2021.

FEE: $25 for first entry/$10 for each additional entry

WHO: International; all mediums


The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art

The Other Art Fair, a leading artist fair presented by online gallery Saatchi Art, returns in 2022 to a city near you! Now in its 7th edition, The Other Art Fair Los Angeles is a staple event in the Los Angeles arts calendar and is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 exhibitor class.

The Fair package includes a booth at a 4-day in-person event, promotion on our online e-commerce platform, The Online Studios, pre-fair mentorship workshops, and more. Booth fees start at $1,880 + sales tax for a 16 linear foot space.

The priority deadline to apply is December 10th, however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 2022. Submit a free application at
Acceptance is non-binding. Dates and venues will be announced soon.

DEADLINE: December 10th, 2021 

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


Contemporary II Exhibition 

Have you ever wondered if your art is good enough? There is no secret that most of the artists have this inner dialogue where they ask questions and compare their work with those of their idols and this brings a lot of confusion and anxiety- “Is My Work Good Enough, Is It Contemporary”?

Well- any work of art in any style has the potential to become great even a simple line on a piece of paper and even the great artists that are now Legends had the same questions during their life. The purpose of this exhibition is to create a dialogue between different approaches to contemporary art and to demonstrate that either way can be successful.

DEADLINE: December 10th, 2021 

DATES: December 17-23, 2021

FEE: Submission free; £165 fee for each participating artist

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


31st Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival

CherryArts invites you to apply to be one of 255 exhibitors at the 2022 event, a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual arts. CCAF enjoys an attendance of more than 150,000 visitors to the Cherry Creek North Shopping District in Denver, Colorado. The three-day event gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and purchase art from exhibiting artists. Our goal is to provide the public and our selected exhibitors an experience of unparalleled quality. This is your chance to find out first-hand the accolades as reported by fellow artists: historically very high art sales potential (estimated at $19,400 per artist via 2021 Artist Survey), consistently high national rankings, on-site artist amenities/hospitality and a new jury panel each year. Higher than average sales are attributed to the event’s location in Cherry Creek North, an educated art-buying audience and over 1 million in multi-media marketing campaign. Apply now for an incredible exhibition opportunity to sell art at the 31st annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival: July 1, 2, 3, 2022!

DEADLINE: December 10th, 2021 

DATES: July 1, 2022 - July 3, 2022

FEE: $45

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


Human Faces and Figures

Las Laguna Gallery presents Human Faces and Figures. For this artist opportunity, the gallery is seeking works that examine human emotions, faces, and figures. Works can be representational or abstract.​All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

​DEADLINE: December 12, 2021

DATES: January 6-29, 2022

FEE: $35 for up to 3 images

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


RedArtBox Galleries

RedArtBox Galleries are looking for international artists age 18+ for our Rooftop Gallery, Los Angeles, Garden Gallery, Japan, and Main Gallery, Hawaii online exhibitions. All selected artists for a specific exhibit will have a chance to be selected by the RedArtBox team to be published in the RedArtBox Exhibition Book.  

DEADLINE: December 15, 2021

FEE: $10 for two images

WHO: International; Two-dimensional artwork:  photography, paintings, drawings, printmaking, digital, and mixed media. Three-dimensional artwork:  Digital 3D models or sculptures will be exhibited in the virtual gallery as 3D digital art. 


The Road Less Traveled: Personal Journeys in Contemporary Art

The Road Less Traveled is a juried exhibition of contemporary work by artists residing in the Denver area. EDGE Gallery has exhibited groundbreaking contemporary art for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in presenting important artists and artwork in our region.

All artists of any age creating contemporary art in any media and residing in the Denver metropolitan region are invited to submit their work. The merits and definition of “contemporary” will be defined by the juror

DEADLINE: December 18, 2021

DATES: January 7, 2022 - January 23, 2022

FEE: $35

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


'The Inaugurals' MMXXII 1st Annual International Online Exhibition

Voyde Artespace seeks entries for an online art exhibition, January 15 - February 15, 2022. Winners receive the prestigious Golden Wreath of Validation Award. Second-place Runner-up Silver Sterling Wreath of Acceptance Award, and more. Accepted Forms of Art: Drawings, Paintings Photography, Digital Art, Video, Mixed Media. 

DEADLINE: December 31, 2021

DATES: January 15 - February 15, 2022

FEE: Standard Registration, Oct 21st - Dec 10th: 35USD for 3 images, 39USD for 5 images. Late Registration, Dec 11th - Dec-31st Midnight EST: 39 USD for 3 images, 45 USD for 5 images. 

WHO: International; Drawings, Paintings Photography, Digital Art, Video, Mixed Media. 

Capricious Photo Award 2021

The Capricious Photo Award is an annual international competition, granting one emerging photographer the opportunity to publish a limited edition book. The recipient will be awarded resources valued at $25,000 geared towards the production of a limited edition book. This includes access to their in-house design and editing team and international distribution.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

DATES: Winner announced April 2022

AWARD INFO: resources valued at $25,000 geared towards the production of a limited edition book

WHO: International; Photography 


Painting & Photography Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first Painting & Photography online art contest for the month of December 2021. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. This is the open subject theme. The Gallery will accept entries in 2 different categories (painting and photography). All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.

DEADLINE: December 2, 2021

FEE: $16 for 2 images, $30 for 4, $42 for 6, and $50 for up to 8 images

AWARD INFO: Winning artwork (Best of Show) will be on the poster of the show

WHO: International; Painting and Photography 


New Work New England

New Work New England from NEFA provides grants of $7,500-$15,000 directly to New England artists in dance, film, interdisciplinary work, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, storytelling, and theater to support creating and producing new work that the artist intends to share with multiple New England communities. The focus of this pilot program is on artists and the creative process and projects that further equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2021

AWARD INFO: $7,500-$15,000

WHO: Regional (New England); dance, film, interdisciplinary work, music, musical theater, opera, poetry, storytelling, and theater


6th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition

6th Louisiana Biennial National Juried Exhibition is open to artists in the US making 2D, 3D and video works exploring any theme. Juror is Rebecca R. Hart, an Independent Curator, and former Curator and Department Head of the Denver Art Museum 2015-2021, as well as Curator and Department Head at Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) 2005-2015.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2021

DATES: January 25, 2022 - February 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: $500+exhibition in 2022/23 | $300 |$100

FEE:1-3 works $30, 4-5 works: $35

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


CAL National 2022

The 7th Annual Conroe Art League Show
March 1 - April 2, 2022, Conroe, TX
Artists, both national and international, are invited to enter original 2D and 3D artwork in this juried competition, and $5,500 will be awarded to the winners. The juror, Megan Olivia Ebel, will select from entered artworks those eligible to exhibit in the show in March 2022 and to be eligible for awards.

DEADLINE: December 10, 2021

DATES: March 1, 2022 - April 2, 2022

AWARD INFO: Artists, both national and international, are invited to enter original 2D and 3D artwork in this juried competition, and $5,500 will be awarded to the winners.

FEE: $35.00

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



For NFT minting inside of museumio. Please send 3 images and bio of the artists work. 5 artists will be chosen with no NFT gas fees or listing fees.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2021

DATES:  December 15, 2021 - December 31, 2022

AWARD INFO: 10 images minted through our museum

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

Artists Magazine Cover Competition

Artist Network invites artists to submit entries for the Artists Magazine Cover Competition. Over $5,000 in prizes. This contest is open to all artists working in two dimensions in all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratchboard, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well). Please, no digital art, photography, or three-dimensional art such as installation art or sculpture.

DEADLINE: December 9, 2021. 

AWARD INFO: Over $5,000 in prizes

FEE: $30/$35

WHO: International; 2D traditional art media (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratchboard, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage and fabric art)


14th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition

Fusion Art is now accepting entries for the 14th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition. Artist Spotlight highlights individual artists who have an overall body of work to showcase. From this competition, Fusion Art will select up to 12 winning artists for individual month-long solo art exhibitions on the Fusion Art website. The Artist Spotlight competition is an open competition. There is no theme and any subject matter and any media are acceptable. Both 2D and 3D artists from around the world are encouraged to submit their best work for consideration. 

DEADLINE: December 10, 2021

AWARD INFO: individual month-long solo art exhibitions on the Fusion Art website

FEE: $35 for 8 images. 

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


Best In Show | Pets - Art Competition

Artist Network invites artists to submit entries for the Best In Show | Pets - Art Competition. Jurors: Dana Hawk | Yael Maimon | Bev Jozwiak. This contest is open to all artists working in two dimensions in all traditional art media.

DEADLINE: December 16, 2021

AMOUNT: Over $4,500 in prizes!

FEE:  $15/ $20

WHO: International; e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen, and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratchboard, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well). Please, no digital art, photography, or three-dimensional art such as installation art or sculpture.



Microvideos at its finest. Show us whatever you want! Submit your max 30-second video, we select 1 creator video a day and post it on for a maximum of 24 hours. If we select and post your video, you'll be rewarded with an Amazon eGift Card.

DEADLINE: December 17, 2021

AMOUNT: eGift Card

WHO: International; Film/Video/New Media


TMF Gallery Competition

TMF GALLERY is a Swiss online gallery with exhibition venues on monitors in public spaces. The gallery is newly founded and was born out of the need to offer an international presentation specifically for video artists. We offer all artists from any country and any professional and artistic background the chance to become visible and gain an audience.

We are looking for high-quality video and digital art and artists with a fresh eye, with surprising approaches and details in their work, and a strong statement.

DEADLINE: December 27th, 2021

AWARD INFO: month exhibition at TMF ART SHOW, online presentations, ongoing marketing activities, social media promotion, especially on Instagram, screening, shows at events as well as real press coverage and many backlinks.

FEE: Euro 50 for 1-3 artworks, Euro 70 for 4-5 artworks

WHO: International; ​​video artists, photographers, mixed media, and painting artists who are at least 18 years (by the time of entry).


12th Annual “CityScapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 12th Annual “CityScapes” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of December 2021. 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 January 2022 online group art exhibition.

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

The “CityScapes” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of cityscape art. Cityscape subjects include cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects.

DEADLINE: December 27th, 2021

DATE: January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022

AWARD INFO:  Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.

FEE: $14.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture


9th Annual 2021 “ Photography/Digital Art Theme” Art Competition & Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online has opened the “Photography/Digital Art Theme” Art Competition and Exhibition. Entries are accepted from November 29th, 2021, to December 29th, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D photography and digital artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from January 1st, 2022, to January 25th, 2022. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged within three categories: Photography/Digital Art, and Mixed Media (75% of the work must be a photograph or digital art). Competition Results posted: January 10th, 2022.

DEADLINE: December 29tth, 2021

DATE: January 1, 2022 - January 25, 2022

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

FEE:  $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

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

DCASE Cultural Grants: Individual Artists Program

The mission of the Cultural Grants Program is to play an active role in the development of Chicago’s arts and culture community by funding artists and arts organizations that have the potential to meaningfully contribute to the City’s cultural vitality. The Individual Artists Program aims to assist Chicago's practicing artists in creating work that develops their craft and elevates their careers while adding to the cultural vitality of the city of Chicago.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

WHO: Regional (Chicago, USA); Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting


USArtists International

USArtists International from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

AMOUNT: Up to $18,000

WHO: National (U.S.); all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts. The Public Art Learning Fund focuses on professional development opportunities that build necessary skills, resources, connections and strengthen artists’ public art practices and the public art field at large. 

Artists may utilize the Public Art Learning Fund to: pursue a specific professional development opportunity to strengthen their own public art practice in New England and beyond. Examples may include but are not limited to attending a conference, workshop, training, or discussion related to building creative or administrative skills related to their public art practice; registration fees and travel expenses are eligible expenses

DEADLINE: December 13th, 2021 

AMOUNT: $500 to $2,000

WHO: Regional (New England, U.S.); Public Art 


Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Visual artists and photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

DEADLINE: December 14th, 2021 

AMOUNT: $550.00

FEE:  $25 application fee. 

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


Puffin 2022 Artist Grant

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy. They will be accepting new proposals in Fine Arts, Music, and Photography for their 2022 grant cycle. 

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2021

WHO: National (U.S.); Fine Arts, Music, and Photography

Visual Art Open Prize

The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling, and showcasing their work to art critics and buyers alike.

The VAO art competition is currently running in its seventh consecutive year and is open to both amateur and professional artists.

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2021

AMOUNT: £10,000

FEE: £20 for 1st submission and £10 per additional artwork

WHO: International; Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking, Illustration & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography / Digital Art


The David Prize

The David Prize is a celebration of individuals and ideas to create a better, brighter New York City. Open to any individual working in the five boroughs, the Prize welcomes those with the grit and vision to change communities, culture, and the future for good. Individuals that win the David Prize can be affiliated with organizations or companies, but the focus is on great people doing great things outside of established pathways and projects. Five New Yorkers will be awarded $200,000 to realize their visions.

DEADLINE: December 21, 2021

AMOUNT: Five awards of $200,000

WHO: Regional (New York, USA); 

Barcelona Air Open Call- Spring-Summer 2022

R.A.R.O Barcelona offers an itinerant Artists In Residence program that allows artists to create in the different studios that are part of the R.A.R.O. network in Barcelona. Each artist can work in a minimum of two studios for the period of the residency, deepening in different techniques, according to the project that they are aiming to develop. R.A.R.O. also offers spaces to work in Curatorial Projects, Theater and Performance arts, as well as ceramics and textile art.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: January 1, 2022- December 31, 2022; From 3 weeks to 3 months

WHERE: Barcelona, Spain 

WHO: International; Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking, Illustration & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography / Digital Art


Nes Artist Residency

Nes is a process-oriented residency that strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, artists have the utmost freedom while in residence at Nes. The residency’s structure is therefore left open in order to cater to individuality and spontaneity. We work to provide a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated.

As a remote residency located in a unique, stunning, and challenging environment, Nes encourages artists to draw inspiration from place and take advantage of the solitude (and presence), our surrounding environment provides. Nes allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive. We encourage artists of all métiers, both emerging and professional, to join us at Nes with a sense of curiosity and drive to connect with this special place as part of a personal experience and artistic development.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: 1-6 months 

WHERE: Iceland 

WHO: International; Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking, Illustration & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography / Digital Art


Natthagen Artist Residency 

Artist-run Residency hosted by Visual artist Trond E. S Indsetviken, painter- textile art, and Robert Khoury- graphic designer, bobbin lace maker. Our philosophy is to live with nature. Situated in Julussdalen, a small valley in the municipality of Elverum, south-east of Norway, Natthagen is located in the middle of a beautiful pine forest, nearby, the historical river Julussa and the lake Ryssjøen. It is a peaceful and quiet place, perfect to work, plan, and reflect in clean nature and fresh air.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: 3 periods for 2022: May, September, October. 14 days- 1 month

WHERE: Natthagen, Norway 

WHO: International; visual art, textile, sculpture, digital art, land art, crafts, writing, curating, and music


La Tempera Creative Residency

La Tempera is a place of creative development and exchanges in a rural setting in Burgundy, France. It is spread across several houses within a hamlet surrounded by meadows and woods, close to several medieval castles, vineyards, and the Morvan natural park. We are hosting painters, writers, and creative professionals for short- and long-term stays enabling them to focus on their projects and be in contact with other creators.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021 

DATES: Flexible; 1-6 months 

WHERE: Burgundy, France 

FEE: 1000 euros / month (all inclusive)

WHO: International; Painting, writing, theatre, acoustic music 

Plyspace Residency

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates various opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks for the entire term

WHERE: Muncie, Indiana

FEE: $25 application fee 

WHO: International; Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking, Illustration & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography / Digital Art


Currier Museum Artist-in-Residence

The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for the second annual open call for its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program, awarding up to two residencies between fall 2022 and spring 2023. This program will provide support for selected self-identified emerging artists or artist groups (of up to three people) focused on social practice. Due to the flexible nature of this program, these residencies can be for a period of 6-12 weeks between mid-October 2022 and mid-March 2023. The AIR program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. This program deepens the mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. Applications are open until December 1, 2021.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES:  6-12 weeks between mid-October 2022 and mid-March 2023.

WHERE: New Hampshire, USA

WHO: International; Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking, Illustration & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography / Digital Art

Jan van Eyck Academie 

The life at the academy supports a balance between vita activa and the vita contemplativa.  The academy provides its residents with a studio where project planning, investigations, and reflections can take place. The academy’s resources and Labs – wood, metal, printing & publishing, photography & new media, a library, Food Lab and a Lab for Nature Research – as well as both internal and external events, inspire experiments and collaborations, further widening participants’ horizons and skills. Our participants are also welcome to organize events, In-Labs, and various collaborative projects. In a manner of speaking, the residency and its program are affected by what a participant individually contributes and develops.

Every participant’s research is supported and advised by regular studio visits by renowned art professionals, the academy’s advisors, and guests.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES:  6 – 12 months 

WHERE: Netherlands 

FEE: €65

WHO: Visual Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Dance, Performing Arts, Textile Art


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan’s Artist Residency 

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines across Greater Los Angeles. For four months the artist-in-residence will be given a studio in the Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office to support their existing practice or a new project as appropriate.

At the end of the residency, an exhibition will be held to display the works of the artist and at least one work will be incorporated into the permanent collection. A supporting stipend will be provided, as well as a materials allowance. Over the course of a year there will be 2 residencies, each with a four-month residency and a subsequent exhibition in a location deemed appropriate for the work decided on between the artist and curator.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: February 14, 2022–Jun 14, 2022.

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

FEE: Free

WHO: Regional (LA, California); Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking, Illustration & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography / Digital Art


Banff Artist in Residence Emerging- Winter 2022 

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Emerging is an immersive program that offers studio practice, production facilities access, and mentorship for visual artists in the early stages of their careers.

BAiR Emerging combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program.  As well as having the space to make, research, and experiment, participants are a part of a community of emerging artists committed to developing and expanding their practice. Artists will benefit from the insight provided by guest faculty through studio visits and lectures.  

This program is intended for artists to cultivate new possibilities and directions in their work. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to offer demonstrations, technical support, and provide access to a host of facilities including photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fiber, and digital technology.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: February 22 - March 25, 2022

WHERE: Canada 

FEE: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)

WHO: International; photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fiber, and digital technology.


Wise Women Rise Residency

Shala Sol Arts Council envisions a world where womens’ role as creatrixes is essential to the societal mainstream and permanently recorded in history. An integral part of our program development is specifically to provide women artists with professional development opportunities and to promote programs designed to stimulate community involvement, cultural awareness, and support for the arts. 

This is the heart of the Wise Women Rise Artist Residency, in which we will work primarily on autonomous projects with the opportunity to co-create and curate our works collectively for an exhibition during the last week of the residency. We will accept 4-6 women for this 4-week residency taking place January 6 - February 3,  2022. During this time each artist will deep dive into a personal project that will address a self-chosen theme related to women’s role in the new earth paradigm.  Artist residents will have open access to shared loft studio space for visual art production and large open sala space for dance, theater, and music as well as additional outdoor covered production studio space with views toward the Diamante Ridge.  

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021

DATES: January 6-February 3, 2022

WHERE: Costa Rica 

WHO: International; illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, cinematography, writing, music, movement arts, and dance. Emerging, mid-career and professional artists are encouraged to apply


Belgrade Art Studio Residency  

BELGRADE ART STUDIO RESIDENCY  is a non-profit international art program designed to bring talented artists, creative practitioners, researchers, and writers from around the world to experience a unique cultural environment dedicated to art. Selected artists are invited to live and work in a specially designed studio for a period of up to 6 months. By bringing the creators of art in a unique setting the Program aims to situate art at the very heart of historical Belgrade.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2021 (rolling basis, 1st of each month)

DATES: Residencies range from 3weeks to 6 months

WHERE: Serbia 

FEE: Free application fee 

WHO: International; photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fiber, and digital technology.

Summer Creative Residency

Encircled by natural wonder, Dreamfarm offers fertile conditions for learning, creating, personal development, and collaboration. Each creative residency participant rents a private studio, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks. Residencies at Dreamfarm are entirely self-directed, and self-catered, allowing the flexibility to work autonomously and follow your own creative process. We welcome practitioners from a variety of disciplines, including visual arts, music, writing, dance & movement, performing arts, photography, textile arts, woodworking, land art, design, research, and philosophy. A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in an inspiring natural setting in order to gather ideas, refine skills, research, experiment, grow and produce new work.

DEADLINEDecember 3rd, 2021

DATES: Nov 21 - Dec 19 2022

WHERE: Tasmania, Australia 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Visual art, textile art, music, dance, movement, writing, performing art, theatre, photography, craft, land art, painting, design, research.


Master Factory Residency

Continuing our commitment to centering artist voices and decentering institutional voice, the review of submissions and selection of artists will be done by artists who have previously exhibited at the Mattress Factory. The Artist Review Panel will review submissions and select artists to be offered residencies and solo exhibitions, shaping the upcoming programs of the Mattress Factory from submissions to the open call.

During their residency, artists are free to explore wherever their process leads them. The Mattress Factory will support each artist’s process from development through production and installation to exhibition. Solo exhibitions resulting from residencies will be scheduled from Spring 2023 onwards.

DEADLINE: December 10th, 2021 

DATES: selected residents notified January 2022

WHERE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

WHO: International; photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fiber, and digital technology.


Arquetopia Foundation International Artist and Writers Residencies

Now in its twelfth year, Arquetopia Foundation is a multiple award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that is internationally established on three continents. Our mission emphasizes critical thinking, a commitment to reciprocity, and a sense of ethics at the core of all artistic practices. Our customized, professional International Artist-in-Residence Programs are among the largest and most reputable worldwide. All of our multinational artist residency programs are unique, with an array of content anchored in local knowledge, critical academic perspectives, and a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. Our residency sites are located in four distinct cultural regions selected for their historical importance, influence, and artistic contribution to the world: Puebla and Oaxaca in Mexico, Cusco in Peru, and Naples in southern Italy.

DEADLINE: December 12th, 2021

DATES: January 17, 2022 - December 4, 2023

WHERE: Mexico, Peru, Italy

FEE: $35

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


The Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency

The Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency (EMAR) program by Collar Works is designed to provide emerging, underrepresented, and established artists an immersive, supportive, productive, and communal atmosphere for art-making and dialogue on a bucolic 77-acre farm in Granville, NY. The summer residency offers 2 and 4-week residencies for individual artists and 1-week residencies for families.

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2021

DATES: May 23, 2022 - August 31, 2022

WHERE: Granville, NY, USA

FEE: $25

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


Art Omi Residency

Art Omi: Artists invites artists, critics, and curators from around the world - representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices - to gather in rural New York to experiment, collaborate, and share ideas. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. Art Omi: Artists Residency nurtures deep creative and professional connections in a vibrant social setting.

Each session, two dozen international artists are invited to the program, along with two critics/curators who participate as Critic Emeritus and Critic/Curator-In-Residence. These two individuals play a pivotal role in the residency as they facilitate discussions, help connect the artists with art world professionals through the Visitors Program, and conduct individual studio visits with the 23 artists in residence throughout the duration of the residency session.

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2021 (Eremuak Fellowship at Art Omi: artists living and working in the Basque Region of Spain or Fellowship for an artist living and working in Croatia)

DATES: Thursday, Jun 23 - Monday, Jul 18, 2022

WHERE: Hudson River Valley, USA

WHO: International; photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, fiber, and digital technology.


Bernheim Artist Residency

Fellowship recipients will receive an $8,000 production grant to support their project, a $2,000 honorarium, and three months of seven-day-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

Artist Fellows are responsible for the fabrication, transportation (if necessary), and installation of their works. Socrates provides limited technical and installation assistance during a three-week installation period, M–F, 10 AM–6 PM. Specifics of installation assistance will be discussed with each artist selected.

Thematic Prompt: Sink or Swim Climate Futures

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2021 

DATES: April 2022- September 2022

WHERE: Long Island, New York 

WHO: International; Sculpture, Public Art


Creative Residency

Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat seeks to provide the time, space, clarity, and facilities for all forms of creative professionals or researchers to make and meditate. From visual artists to writers, to scientific researchers, music, dance, and more, we encourage the gamut from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic hobbyists, to apply for our various programs.

There are 4 ways to participate as an artist at Chulitna.

Fellowship – No fee, all expenses related to room and board + travel stipend

Work-Study – No fee, all expenses related to room and board

Resident Artist – Highly reduced fee, no work required.

Honorary Resident – No application required, no work required, full-fee with full-service, come make and enjoy!

DEADLINE: December 15th, 2021 

FEE: $35

WHERE: Chulitna, Alaska, USA

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


Electro-etching Residency-workshop in Canary Islands

The electro-etching residency is held at the workshop and residence of the artist Alfonso Crujera, a master printmaker and specialist in the varied techniques of etching with electrolysis.

The residence is a traditional coastal farmhouse, lovingly restored by the artist. From the naturally lit studio, the residence and the balconies, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the sea and surrounding farmland. The area has a very pleasant and moderate subtropical climate all year round, with average temperatures ranging between 12-28ºC. In this natural environment, perfect for reflection and creativity, the artist has transformed the workshop into a workspace that is free from toxic emissions and respectful toward the environment.

The resident artists will be introduced to the fascinating process of electro-etching copper or zinc plates instead of using traditional acids. They will have access to the master’s direct, personal assistance and will get the opportunity to develop upon their current knowledge of non-toxic etching using electricity and applying these techniques to their own work. The artist will also learn how to assemble an electro-etching unit themselves, so they will be able to continue electro-etching in their own studios back home. The workshop is available to the resident artists round the clock.

DEADLINE: December 19th, 2021 

DATES:  August 1st to 14th, 2022

WHERE: Canary Islands, Spain 

FEE: Free

WHO: International Artists under 30 years of age; Electro-etching, Intaglio


Cow House Studios Parenting Residency 

The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research, and make new work. The aim of this residency is to minimize distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter stays highly productive.

DEADLINE: December 19th, 2021 

DATES: April 25th to May 8th, 2022

WHERE: Ireland 

WHO: International: visual artists, theatre-makers, writers, thinkers, choreographers, designers, performers, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, etc

Joya Air International Artist Residency 

Joya: AiR is a not-for-profit arts residency developed by artists for artists of every conceivable discipline. Consider Joya: AiR is not only a unique, stimulating, and contemplative environment for international artists and writers but as a meeting point for divergent and creative thinking. This is a multi-disciplinary residency, self-determined, critical, and profoundly engaging.

DEADLINE: December 20th, 2021 

DATES: January 12, 2022- March 31, 2022 minimum residency duration of one week and no maximum period. Typically residents stay for two weeks.

WHERE: Spain 

WHO: International; visual art, writing, music, dance, curatorial, and film.



This is an international program of virtual residencies for digital artists. The AIA program is the birthplace of new ideas and meanings for international dialogue through art. We focus on common issues and topics for dialogues about the digital art ecosystem. The name of the program reminds us of new algorithms and technical capabilities of tools for creating art. In the program, we look for the importance of the artist as a carrier of ideas and the weight of tools that bring new meaning to the process.

DEADLINE: December 24th, 2021 

DATES: February 1, 2022- March 30, 2022

WHERE: Online

WHO: International; digital media: video, photography, generative art, XR (VR + AR), sound art, etc.

KuBa Residency Spring 2022

KuBa: kulturbahnhof, Klein Warnow – A place of motion and emotion a particular program for inspiration, dialogue & cooperation, open to the challenges of our time.

KuBa: kulturbahnhof is located on the site of a former train station in the town of Klein Warnow (Brandenburg), on the Berlin-Hamburg railway. The residency program offers artists, writers, and cultural scientists a place to work, create and experiment. The interaction with this unique location is an essential element of the project.

DEADLINE: December 28th, 2021 

DATES: The duration of the residency is one month; April 1, 2022- October 31, 2022

WHERE: Germany 

FEE: No application fee 

WHO: International; painters, sculptures, new media, sound, photographers, performance, dance, writers, video/film


La Macina di San Cresci Residency 

La Macina di San Cresci is a magical place in the heart of Tuscany. Each year artists travel from all over areas of the world to develop and share their artistic vision in this historical rural place. La Macina di San Cresci offers artists the opportunity to work for a long period of time in a social environment rich in history and surrounded by nature, the Chianti landscape is perhaps the best known in all of Tuscany. The relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful historic building form an exciting combination.

Artists are provided with a studio, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as access to our facilities to further develop production techniques. Competent staff is available to provide technical support and assistance.

DEADLINE: December 31st, 2021 

DATES: Residents stay with us for a minimum of 7 days

WHERE: Italy 

WHO: International; drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non-fiction, poetry, dance, music (there is a restored organ available in the Pieve adjacent), interdisciplinary, design, and architecture.


Town Hall Plaza Sculpture Call for Entries

The Town of Castle Rock Public Art Commission seeks proposals for a sculptural art piece to enhance and beautify Town Hall Plaza, the Town’s newest civic gathering space located in the heart of Downtown Castle Rock.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for this exciting opportunity to celebrate and represent the Castle Rock community through a large-scale work of art. The ideal piece could evoke feelings of inspiration or joy, strengthen community pride, encourage fun and play, cultivate community dialogue, foster reflection, promote unity and connectedness or instill a sense of home and place.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2021

AWARD INFO:  $50,000

WHO: International, Sculpture


Boomer Magazine Open Call: Identity 

How do we build identity in art and most importantly how do we make ourselves accepted? Being an artist was never easy and most of the time especially in the emerging period things are really hard and complicated. One of the most complicated aspects is being accepted exactly as we are and for the things, we stand for, for example, our Art and our true self. The whole idea of identity and acceptance might not sound like a big deal but is the fundamental base for everything that humankind stands for, especially in art.

More than sixty-seven years have passed since her death but Frida still continues to empower generations of artists to accept themselves and share their identities and their art with the world.

The purpose of this publication is to inspire artists to accept themselves and their art without being forced into the stereotypical theatre that our society plays with.

DEADLINE: December 14th, 2021 

DATES:  Publication on December 27th, 2021 

FEE: Free; £59 fee for each accepted submission.

WHO: International; painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | Installation | video | prints | textile | ceramics | illustrations | etc.

Publication in Fine Art Magazine The Woven Tale Press

The Woven Tale Press announces a call to artists for its online and print publication. Seeking all mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, installation, fiber art, experimental etc. No entry fee. Rolling submissions.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2021

FREE: No entry fee 

WHO: International; painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, installation, fiber art, experimental, etc


NARS Studio Relief Program

NARS’ mission is geared towards creating community while fostering the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices. Since March 2020, we have witnessed the devastating impact that the current health crisis has had on the cultural sector and specifically in artists and in the development of their work. With this in mind, we have decided to dedicate part of the NARS Studios to 2-3 individual NY-based artists who are in need of space but unable to afford it.

DEADLINE: Rolling basis. 

FEE: Free

WHO: Regional (New York City, U.S.); NY-based visual artists with an active professional practice of at least three years.


Stochastic Labs Summer Residency

Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated workspace, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer, etc), a $1k monthly stipend, and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

DEADLINE:  Rolling Basis 

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Interdisciplinary 


Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

Last year, in response to an extensive need in the creative community for monetary support and career guidance, we decided to establish the Creative Residency Community Fund. The Fund enables us to support many creators by hiring them for Adobe-commissioned projects.

As always, the creators we select are passionate about creating personally fulfilling work, sharing their journeys, and activating fellow creatives to craft their own careers.

DEADLINE:  Rolling basis.

FEE: Free to apply 

WHO: International; Video, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration


Ready to apply?

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