Now that summer is officially over, it's time to find your next creative opportunity! 

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

No more wondering about where you can find residencies, upcoming exhibitions, or grants — we have you covered. This month, we rounded up some exciting artist opportunities including a National Watercolor Exhibition, a Competition for Women Artists, a few virtual artist residencies, and much, much more —all with October deadlines.

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

RAA&M National 2021

Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) in Rockport, Massachusetts announces a call to artists for a national juried art exhibition, December 4-31, 2021. Over $5,000 in Prize money to be awarded. Juror: Teresa Oaxaca. Artists need not be members of RAA&M. Images should be submitted/uploaded by individual artists July 1 - October 1, 2021, on the smarterentry.com site. Up to 3 entries: $35 for RAA&M members and $45 for non-members. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

DATES: December 4-31, 2021

FEE: $35 up to 3 entries for RAA&M members and $45 for non-members

WHO: National artists, all media (drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture)

 

TITANS Art Exhibition 

The Tennessee Titans, in conjunction with The Fort Houston Artisan Support Project, call for artists of all media to submit up to (3) pieces each for a three-day art exhibition in December 2021. This event will take place in Nashville, TN, and feature artwork selected in addition to interactive installations and performances. Submissions of all types of media are highly encouraged.

Work submitted should reflect an intersection of Art, Football and Nashville. Team colors, logos, photography and the stadium are all encouraged as inspiration but not mandatory. We want to proudly celebrate your artistic license in the work. Take chances and push the work. That’s where the magic happens. While a literal approach is not necessary, it must be apparent that your work is Titans themed or related.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 

DATES: December 9, 2021 - December 11, 2021

FEE: Free 

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

 

National Watercolor Exhibition

Mark Arts in Wichita, Kansas announces a call to artists for its National Watercolor Exhibition, December 10, 2021 - January 29, 2022. Mark Arts is proud to offer enticing cash awards to attract leading artists from across the country. $3,000 in Cash Awards will be awarded and numerous Patron Purchase Awards are anticipated. Juror: Stephen Zhang. Open to all artists living and working in the United States, both amateur and professional. The National Watercolor Exhibition is a popular exhibition for leading watercolorists across the country and is enjoyed by the Wichita community and collectors. $30 entry fee for two works. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 

DATES: December 10, 2021- January 29, 2022

FEE: $30 entry fee for two works

WHO: National, Only original paintings in water media on paper are acceptable

 

SculptureWalk

SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls, SD seeks entries for an outdoor exhibit, May 14th, 2022 - May, 2023. The SculptureWalk Guiding Principle - To be the highest quality, most professional, financially strong, artist-friendly, year-round outdoor sculpture program in the United States. The sculptures are owned by the sculptors and loaned to the exhibit for a year. All sculptors selected will receive a $1,500 honorarium. Each year Sculpture Walk also awards best in show prizes based on artistic merit, this is judged by 8-10 sculptors participating in the exhibit, Best in Show will receive $2,000 and nine Best in Show runners up will receive $1,000. At the end of the year, the people's choice sculpture will be purchased at a value not to exceed $20,000. $25 entry fee. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

DATES: May 14th, 2022-May 2023

FEE: $25

WHO: National, Mixed media, sculpture

 

12th Annual Tapped: Works by Artists and their Current or Former Instructor

The Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works of art in any media, any genre/style, and any size. Artists will seek out an instructor who has been a key teacher to them or whose work they particularly respect and 'tap' them to participate in this project submission. Submission to this exhibit may be initiated by either party. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per additional entry. 

DEADLINE: October 2, 2021

DATES: 

FEE: $40 for up to 4 entries, $5 per additional entry 

WHO: International: each entrant must name at least one current or former instructor or student as an exhibiting companion. All media accepted: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

5th Annual National Juried Exhibition 

The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wausau, Wisconsin announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 4 - December 31, 2021. Over $7,500 in cash and prizes. Juror: Peter Trippi. We want to see everything in any medium by artists residing in the US 18 years and older. $50 entry fee.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2021 

DATES: November 4- December 31, 2021

FEE: $50 

WHO: National, 18 years and older. All media accepted: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

Perceptual: Work Made from Direct Observation / Calls & Submissions 

The Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that primarily the artist’s process of perceiving their subject. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media addressing this theme.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2021

DATES: December 9, 2021- January 12, 2022

FEE: $40 for up to four entries submitted. $5 per additional entry.

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

 

Primal Disposition / Calls & Submissions 

Primal Disposition seeks to showcase works of art that are raw, emotive, primitive, earthen, sexual, sensory, confrontational, instinctual. We are also looking for work that is primal in the materials used: foundational, basic, primary colors, elemental, and/or textured.

We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

“Primal Disposition” In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, October 16th, at 6 PM. Special live performance or DJ will accompany the event.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2021

DATES: October 15, 2021- November 21, 2021

FEE: $25

WHO: International (only United States, Canada) 18 years or older, All media accepted: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists to Participate in the 8th Annual 2021 “ALL Animal” Art Competition & Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online has opened the “ALL Animal” Art Competition and Exhibition. Entries are accepted from September 6th, 2021, to October 3rd, 2021. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from October 6th to November 2nd, 2021. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged within three categories: Paintings/Drawings, Photography/Digital Art, and Mixed Media/3-Dimensional Art. Competition Results posted: October 18th, 2021.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2021 

DATES: October 6, 2021 - November 2, 2021

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

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

Tondo: International Call for Round Works, or Works Featuring the Circle

The Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit round works or those that incorporate the circle as a primary element for an upcoming exhibit. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media addressing this theme. 

DEADLINE: October 4, 2021

DATES: December 10, 2021 - January 7, 2022

FEE: $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per additional entry. 

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

 

2021 Redmond Lights Call / Calls & Submissions  

Artists are invited to submit proposals to provide new or existing temporary illuminated artworks as part of Redmond Lights in Redmond, Washington. Installations can include illuminated two- or three-dimensional, multi-media works that celebrate Redmond’s diverse community and various traditions of light and joy. Project/installation proposals must be original to the artist, although this can include existing work(s) by the artist. Artwork must be waterproof and weatherproof. This year Redmond Lights will take place over four weeks and installations must be able to remain installed throughout the entire month of December into the first week of January. Awards will be granted up to $3000

DEADLINE: October 4, 2021

DATES: December 1, 2021-January 6, 2022

FEE: Free 

WHO: Regional, Installation 2D or 3D work, multimedia. 

 

2022 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. 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 winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

DEADLINE:  October 6, 2021

DATES: January 18, 2022 - April 10, 2022

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

 

2022 International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity / Calls & Submissions 

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ and writers’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be on display from January 19 – April 10, 2022. Awards are given for categories of “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories totaling $3000. A $1000 award is also given for Best Quotation.

DEADLINE: October 6, 2021

DATES: January 19 – April 10, 2022

FEE: Free

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

 

Wintertide Light Art Experience; Installations Wanted / Calls & Submissions 

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks proposals for temporary or permanent light-based installations and artworks for installation in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park, Port Angeles, WA. Existing pieces, as well as proposals for new works, will be considered.

Open to all artists and artist teams located within the United States. Artist teams, please designate one primary contact person for your group.

DEADLINE: October 9, 2021

DATES: November 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022

FEE:  $15

WHO: National, Sculpture- Must make use of light as a primary design element 

 

PICKING UP THE PIECES - Collage Artists of America’s Annual Juried International Open Virtual Exhibit

Collage Artists of America (CAA) is accepting entries for “Picking Up the Pieces – An Annual Juried International Open Virtual Exhibit” launching November 1 - 30, 2021. We encourage artists to take this opportunity to showcase their collage skills while reflecting upon the past year and looking to brighter futures ahead.

CAA is an unincorporated non-profit organization founded in 1988 by nine Los Angeles-area women artists. Meetings are held five times a year featuring renowned guest artists in addition to stimulating workshops and juried exhibitions.  It celebrates the art of collage, both analog and digital, has over 200 members nationwide, boasts over 10,400 members on Facebook and supports an annual scholarship for a deserving high school or college student.

DEADLINE: October 12, 2021

DATES:  November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021

FEE: $25 for one, $5 each for up to 3 additional entries - Total 4 entries max. Non-Members: $35 for one, $5 each for up to 3 additional entries - Total 4 entries max.

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

 

Vibrant Landscapes

Red Bluff Art Gallery seeks entries for "Vibrant Landscapes" an online juried exhibition, November 15, 2021 - February 15, 2022. Cash Awards and Virtual Gallery Exhibit. Jurors: Phil Dynan & Anastasia Nelson. The term "landscape" is open to the artist's interpretation - what they dream of, what they see out their window, or... Does the landscape reveal a building, people, machines, animals, or... Use your creativity. We welcome all forms of painting and drawing, sculpture and photography, plus fiber arts, digital arts, and more. 

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

DATES: November 15, 2021 - February 15, 2022

FEE: $30 for the first entry. $10 per additional entry. 

WHO: International; All fine art mediums may be entered; Painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, sculpture and photography are acceptable

 

National Parks of the United States

R Gallery in Boulder, CO announces a call to artists for a permanent online photography exhibition. Seeking photography, either film or digital, of any of the 62 US National Parks. $20 entry fee.

R Gallery is building a permanent online exhibit that will feature images from ALL 62 US National Parks. These images will be for sale on our website and in our downtown Boulder art gallery. Selected artists will give R Gallery the rights to sell prints and artists will receive 50% of the profits for each sale. R Gallery will also create a book using these photos and promoting the exhibit and sale of prints.

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “National Parks” exhibit. In this exhibit, we are seeking photographic images, either film or digital, in all styles. The images must have been taken in or of one of the 62 US National Parks and not previously used in any commercial publication. A portion of the profit from print and book sales will go to the National Park Foundation.

DEADLINE: October 17, 2021

FEE: $20

WHO: International, Photography (Film, digital, all styles)

 

Call For Art Winter Exhibition

We are excited to give creatives an opportunity and a platform to shine! When we collaborate and work together collectively as creators that is when we will flourish. A non-competitive Call for Art looking to support you on your journey whatever level you are on.

Keep in mind for our Winter exhibition we are looking to sell your artwork through our Gallery.

DEADLINE: October 17, 2021

DATES: November 1, 2021 - January 4, 2022

FEE:  $20 CAD

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

 

Public Art Exhibition / Calls & Submissions 

The Port Angeles Arts Council invites artists living on the Olympic Peninsula (Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties) to submit entries to the Art on the Town public art exhibition.

Our mission is to bring an ongoing and ever­changing art exhibit to downtown Port Angeles. Art on the Town is a year-long outdoor exhibition in the heart of downtown Port Angeles. Since its inception, 40 artworks valued in excess of $330,000 have been purchased or commissioned through the exposure provided by Art on the Town. The outdoor venue will showcase selected artists’ work in the downtown waterfront, sidewalks, and pocket park areas.

Art on the Town promotes multi-faceted galleries with scheduled guided tours and Second Saturday gallery openings and receptions. Self-guided walking tours are also promoted with easy-to-use sculpture tour guides. The diversity of the people viewing the works creates a valuable market for the promotion and sale of the participants’ artwork. Articles about the previous exhibitions have appeared in South Sound magazine, the Seattle Times, and The Oregonian.

DEADLINE: October 17, 2021

FEE: Free

WHO: Regional (Olympic Peninsula), All Media

 

Here & There - ArtisTTable Landscape Show 

ArtisTTable announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, November 1, 2021, to January 10, 2022. See the prospectus for awards. Here & There is ArtisTTable's 42nd online art exhibition. The theme for this all-media show is "The Landscape" and is open to all artists. You may submit up to 5 pieces of art with your $25 entry fee. Please read the prospectus for details

DEADLINE: October 18, 2021

DATES: November 1, 2021 - January 20, 2022 

FEE: $25

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

 

Horizon 2.0 

Shoebox Arts announces a call to artists for a Solo show, online at Shoebox Projects, Nov 20 - Dec 17 2021. Juror: Karen Hochman Brown. The artist needs to use digital processes to create landscapes that have veered from reality through the artist's skill and imagination. $10 entry fee. 

 Any depiction of a landscape is only a representation of a slice in time and place; there is no reality to it. So, it stands to reason that a landscape created in the digital realm is just as real as an unaltered photograph of the countryside. You are invited to bend reality, invent new terrain, bring your best vista, create Horizon 2.0.

DEADLINE: October 18, 2021

DATES: November 20, 2021- December 17, 2021 

FEE: $10 

WHO: National, Manipulated Photography, Photo Painting, Digital Painting, Digital Collage, Vector Drawing, Dynamic Painting, Generative Artwork, Fractal/Algorithmic Artwork, Integrated Digital Art, Video Art, Dynamic Painting, Computer Generated Painting

 

Outdoor Public Art - Sculptures / Calls & Submissions

The Josephine Sculpture Park and FrankArts are seeking contemporary public artworks for a 2-year outdoor exhibit. Frankfort Sculpture Trail is a curated exhibition of sculptures displayed throughout the heart of downtown Frankfort. Sculptures will be placed in both city spaces/sidewalks as well as in public parks and walking trails.

We encourage proposals that show creativity as well as a broad range of appeal to the general public. We are looking for works that capture attention and engage the public. We encourage artwork that is whimsical, kinetic, eye-catching, sound-making and/or physically interactive in some way, including art that you can sit on, climb into, photograph yourself inside, etc.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2021

DATES: December 1, 2021- October 31, 2023

FEE: Free

WHO: National, Sculpture, Installation, Multimedia

 

"Little by Little" Small Works Exhibition / Calls & Submissions 

Little by Little, an exhibition of small artworks, will present a wide variety of art expressed in a size no more than twelve inches (12″ x 12″ x 12″) in any dimension. Amazing, beautiful, and impactful small works of art presented in a dedicated exhibition from a more intimate viewpoint that begs for a closer look!

Our juror will select strong works of art in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, photography, printmaking, metals, wood, digital media, and more, that are presented perfectly in this intimate twelve-inch small format.

DEADLINE: October 23, 2021

DATES: December 4, 2021- January 15, 2021

FEE: up to $60

WHO: International; any visual media, 2 or 3-dimensional

 

2022 Gallery Submissions / Calls & Submissions 

The Make.Shift Gallery is committed to engaging the community by showcasing artwork that is fresh & innovative. We support local & regional emerging artists by providing a quality space, acting as a supportive platform for artists of all experience levels & encouraging arts patronage in our community.

DEADLINE: October 25th, 2021

FEE: Free

WHO: Local, Regional (Bellingham Washington). All mediums; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

RenovArt, 100 Artists for the Future / Calls & Submissions

ApuliaAste is pleased to present the 1st edition of RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future, the curatorial project dedicated to the best national and international artistic talents.

The curatorial project will be presented in prestigious exhibition spaces in Puglia and Basilicata (Italy) from November 2021 to April 2022 and is part of the famous celebrations for the 25 years since UNESCO recognition of the city of Alberobello, which will last one year, starting from 6 December 2021 until 6 December 2022.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021

DATES: November 2021 to April 2022

FEE: Registration fee if selected

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

 

5th Annual Plein Air Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 5th Annual Plein Air Exhibition to be held at our Gallery from Nov 22 – Dec 27, 2021. This year’s juror is Master Watercolorist, Joseph Zbukvic. Cash awards of $1,000, $500 and $300. Deadline for entries is October 24, 2021. Accepted paintings will be for sale both in our Gallery and in our Online Store! To get more information and to view the prospectus go to www.sdws.org. For questions, please contact pleinairshow@sdws.org.

DEADLINE: October 24, 2021

DATES: November 222, 2021- December 27, 2021

FEE: $25

WHO: International; Painting

Emerging Artists 2022

Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 3-26, 2022. $500 award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. $35 entry fee.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021

DATES: March 3-26, 2021

FEE: $35

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

 

RFQ/RFP for Iconic Artwork in LGBTQ+ Welcoming Building / Calls & Submissions

Applications sought for a public artwork that supports and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in a new LGBTQ+ welcoming building. The artwork will be located in the building pass through of a new four story mixed-use and mixed-income building located between East Avenue and Broad Street in Rochester, NY. We seek applications by October 31 for an iconic work of art that represents, welcomes, or supports the LGBTQ+ community in some way, and we encourage artists to think expansively about the space, utilizing the wall, ceiling, and ground. The resulting commission should be bold, eye-catching, thoughtful, and engaging both day and night. This opportunity is open to artists and artists teams of all disciplines who have completed other public commissions of a similar scale. Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is working with neighborhood partners to administer the RFQ/RFP process. 

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021

DATES: Artwork Installed November 2022

WHO: National; Public Art, Installation, Sculpture. More eligibility requirements listed on website

 

Lucca Biennale Cartasia 2022

The new Lucca Biennale Cartasia calls are already online for the eleventh edition of the event, scheduled in the Tuscan city of Lucca from July 31st to September 25th, 2022. After an edition in an odd year following the postponement due to Covid-19, the largest paper art, architecture and design event returns to its original biennial even positioning. For the Indoor call all artistic forms are allowed, ranging from sculpture to video-art and to performance art. The Outdoor call is instead dedicated to the creation of paper monumental sculptures to be created during an artistic residency, which culminates in the installation of the work in one of the city's squares. 1000 € will be awarded for the Outdoor exhibition. 

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021

DATES: July 31-September 25th, 2022

FEE: € 20

WHO: International; Indoor call: All mediums. Outdoor Call: Paper monumental sculptures

 

CURRENTS 2022

CURRENTS New Media is now accepting submissions for our 2022 art and technology festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Every summer since 2010, CURRENTS New Media presents one of the leading art and technology festivals in the United States. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world. Our Mission: CURRENTS New Media champions new media arts and supports artists in creating innovative work. Our annual festival, educational programs, and exhibition space give the public year-round access to immersive and expansive art experiences.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: June 17, 2022 - June 26, 2023

FEE: $25

WHO: International; Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline

 

2022 Miami University Young Painters Competition

Miami University announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 13 - March 3, 2022 at Hiestand Galleries in Oxford, OH. $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award; $2,500 2nd Place Award; $2,000 3rd Place Award. Juror: José Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum. Open to U.S. artists, aged 25-35; Year 2022 is for Non-Representational paintings only. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

DATES: January 13-March 3, 2022

FEE: $25

AMOUNT:  up to $10,000 in awards

WHO: National, 25-35 years. Non Representational paintings only.

 

7th Annual Leaves & Petals Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Leaves & Petals art competition for an online exhibition during the month of October 2021.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art depicting flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are invited to submit their best representational and/or abstract art and photography.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

DATES: October 5, 2021 - November 4, 2021

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

AMOUNT: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022 for Best in Show winners.

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

 

Artist of the Month Contest 

A RUBY, SAPPHIRE, EMERALD and CRYSTAL ARTIST OF OCTOBER will be named! Winning artists will have their artwork and statement featured prominently on the Home Page of the website and will also be promoted on Gallery Ring's Instagram. There isn't any theme for this contest.  The subject matter is the choice of the artist.  All artistic styles are welcome from realistic and traditional to abstract and experimental.

***only four artists will be selected - there will NOT be a group exhibition***

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

FEE: $20 US FOR 1-2 ARTWORKS

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

 

70 Years From The First Formula 1 Championship / Calls & Submissions

DO YOU WANT TO HELP CREATE A BETTER WORLD WITH YOUR ART, BE PROMOTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS AND GET AN INTERESTING INCOME BY AUCTIONING YOUR WORK AND SELLING IT IN LIMITED EDITIONS?

“70 YEARS FROM THE FIRST F1 CHAMPIONSHIP” is a Kolaborart campaign aimed to raising funds for the Fangio Museum Foundation and helping artists around the world by selling limited edition and original works of art.

From its beginnings to the present day, from Fangio to Hamilton, the drivers, the machines, the circuits, the glamour, the passion, the adventure… F1 has inspired generations of artists and will continue to do so for many years.

DEADLINE: October 5, 2021

FEE: FREE

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

International Art Competition Shades of Blue 

Art Room Gallery is proud to announce its 1st "Shades of Blue" Online Art Competition for the month of October 2021. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The theme may include any work with the interpretation of the color blue or shades of blue as a prominent or secondary color. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. 

DEADLINE: October 7, 2021

DATES: October 16, 2021

FEE: 15 $ for the 2 images of artwork, $28 for 4 images and $40 for up to 6 images.

WHO: International,  All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. 

 

Portraits 2021 | Online Juried Painting Competition

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists for their annual online juried Portraits Competition. All award recipients receive 3-month online group exhibition of their work, social media exposure, Art Week and Art Base exhibition news publication, e-blast announcement and an official award certificate. Open to all artists 18 years and older.

DEADLINE: October 10, 2021

FEE: $19 for two images

WHO: International; All traditional painting and drawing mediums allowed.

 

Reimagine Drawing $100K Challenge / Calls & Submissions 

Mental Canvas, Inc. is a software technology company whose unique platform has reimagined drawing for the digital age by enabling creations that can be experienced outside the confines of a page or a single moment in time. Mental Canvas picks up where pen and paper leave off, taking drawing to a place it’s never been. Now, we’re calling on creatives to join us in redefining what it means to draw. With $100K in prizes and 18 winners, we’re looking for the most impressive and imaginative scenes created with Mental Canvas Draw™.

The Challenge runs from July 14, 2021 to Oct 11, 2021. There will be mini-challenges for cash prizes throughout the duration of the contest. Registration is now open, and registration provides access to submission instructions.

The challenge spans five categories: Architecture and Places, Education, Comics, Napkin Sketches, and Storytelling. Entrants may submit to multiple categories and the judges reserve the right to assign a category to an entry. The grand prizes will be selected from the entire group of entries, regardless of category.

The total ARV (approximate retail value) of all prizes is $100,000 (USD). There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for the grand prize along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the 5 categories (18 prizes in total).

DEADLINE: October 11, 2021

DATES: July 14, 2021 to Oct 11, 2021

FEE: Free

AMOUNT: up to $100,000 total 

WHO: International, open to ages 13+.

 

OPEN- International Juried Art Competition

Art Show International announces their "3rd OPEN" International Juried Art Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their best artworks on the theme for inclusion in the exhibition. All types of art styles may be submitted, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.​

​​The theme of this international juried art competition is OPEN. In other words, any and all subjects are welcome under this category, and so any of our dozen other current themes also qualify under this, so please feel free to make any duplicate submissions from those themes here if you'd like to maximize your chance of wining awards. Artists are free to apply their own interpretation. Natural and artificial subject matters, as well as representational and abstract concepts, in any media, will be considered. See below for more details on submission guidelines.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

DATES: October 31- December 1, 2021

FEE: $10 (non-refundable)

AMOUNT up to $850 in cash prizes 

WHO: Internationalboth 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, as well as experimental and installation works.​

 

Artist Magazine Over 60 Art Competition

Artist Magazine | Artists Network announces a call to artists for the Artist Magazine Over 60 Art Competition. Over $3,000 in total prizes! The Contest is open to artists over the age of 60 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, scratch board, 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. Early Bird entry fee $30 | Final $35. 

DEADLINE: October 17, 2021

FEE: $35 per entry 

AMOUNT: Over $3,000 in total prizes

WHO: National: Artists over the age of 60. 2D- 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.

 

Acrylic Works 9

Artist Magazine announces a call to artists for the AcrylicWorks Art Competition. Over $4,000 in total prizes! Juror: Patti Mollica. The dominant medium must be acrylic, though some minor use of other media may be acceptable. You must specify any other media used in addition to acrylic in your application. 

DEADLINE: October 18, 2021

FEE: $45, $40 each additional entry

AMOUNT: Over $4,000 in total prizes

WHO: National; Acrylic as dominant medium 

 

Developed Work - International Photography Fellowship Competition

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas invites entries for the 2021 International Photography Fellowship Competition - Developed Work exhibition, November 5-26, 2021. Developed Work has become established as the premier exhibition at MWCP for featuring some of the most important creative photographic work of the year. Selected photographers will demonstrate successful representation of working with a concept and developing it into a solid framework resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work. Artists must submit a brief artist statement outlining the intentions of the work. Selection will be considered from the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. Open to all photographers worldwide, and all photographic genre and subject matter. One fellowship recipient will receive the $200 Developed Work Fellowship Award and one year artist representation at MWCP online.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2021

DATES: November 5-26, 2021

FEE: $40 entry fee

AMOUNT: $200 Developed Work Fellowship Award

WHO: International; Photography 

 

The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 

The LOEWE FOUNDATION has opened the call for entries to the fifth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision, technical skill, and determination to innovate will set new standards for the future of craft. The winning works will be featured in an exhibition and accompanying catalog in Seoul in Spring 2022. Eligibility: All participants must be professional artisans of 18 years or older at the time of the submission of entries. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). Businesses and mercantile companies of any kind are excluded. All nationalities are welcome.

What you get: The Prize for the winning piece of work is fifty thousand euros (50,000 euros). The winning entry can be made up of either one single piece of work or one series of works. The Prize for the works awarded with a Special Mention is five thousand euros (5,000 euros), regardless of the number of Special Mentions granted. Prizes will be subject to the withholding of the corresponding Spanish personal income tax in accordance with current legislation in Spain. The works created by the Winner and Finalists will be included in the exhibition ‘LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022’ (herein after ‘the Exhibition’) and its accompanying catalogue, on view in Seoul in the spring of 2022 or any other location that LOEWE FOUNDATION may deem appropriate.

DEADLINE: October 25th, 2021

FEE: Free

AMOUNT: 50,000 euros

WHO: International; Applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewelry, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.
- be original work, handmade or partly handmade

 

XVII Tapirulan Illustrators Contest

The contest is organized by Tapirulan Association based in Cremona, Italy.

This year's theme is STOP. You may submit only one illustration. Any medium and technique is allowed. Each work must be square-shaped. A jury will select 48 works to be published in the catalogue and to be displayed in the exhibition. Among the 48 works selected, 12 will also be published on the calendar.

DEADLINE: October 25th, 2021

FEE: €15.

AMOUNT: up to € 2,500

WHO: International; Illustration 

 

11th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “Nature” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of October 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 November 2021 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.

DEADLINE: October 27, 2021

DATES: November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021

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

AMOUNT: Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion

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

 

Solo Show at PULPO Gallery

PULPO GALLERY is now accepting submissions for its 2022 OPEN CALL SOLO SHOW. Entries need to be submitted via Instagram and the winner will receive an all-expenses-paid solo show at PULPO GALLERY in 2022.

Entries can take any form of 2-dimensional (such as paintings) or 3-dimensional (such as sculptures) art and need to be submitted via Instagram.

The “Nature” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of nature art. Nature subjects include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments.

DEADLINE:  October 31, 2021 

FEE: Free 

AMOUNT: All-expense-paid solo show in 2022

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

 

7th Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Colorful Abstractions art competition for an online exhibition during the month of November 2021.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best abstract art and photography. Black and white are acceptable colors for the “colorful abstraction” theme.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

 

DATES: November 5, 2021 - December 4, 2021

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

AMOUNT: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022 for Best in Show winners.

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

 

4th Annual Women Artists Art Competition

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists with its 19th quarterly online art competition, November 15 - February 14, 2021. Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022. Juror: Chris Hoffman. The gallery invites both 2D & 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. For this open theme art competition, any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration and all women artists are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. 

DEADLINE: November 5, 2021

DATES:  November 15 - February 14, 2022

FEE: $20 for 1 image, $35 for up to 5 images (average of $7 per image)

WHO: International; Women-identifying artists 18 years or older, Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

 

Mophrat Grants for Artist’ Practice 

This inaugural grant will provide 10 grants of between $5,000-2500 covering periods of research, residencies, production of new work, curating and presenting shows, amongst other forms of artistic work. The program is only open to those interested in ongoing conversation with the professional peers Mophradat is engaging for this purpose. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

AMOUNT: up to $5,000

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

 

12th Annual Manifest Prize

The Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works of art in any media, any genre/style, any size for consideration to be awarded this year's Manifest Prize. One work will be selected for the $5,000 Cash Award, featured in the gallery (December 10, 2021 - January 7, 2022), and published. Ten semi-finalist works will also be recognized and published. Works submitted for this award must have been completed within the past five years (2016-2021).

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021

FEE: $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each additional entry. 

AMOUNT: $5,000 Cash Award,

 

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

 

National Sculpture Society’s Alex J. Ettl Grant

The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society.

It is awarded annually to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his/her/their body of work. The Ettl Grant is for a mature body of work; sculptures created in workshops or instructional settings should not be submitted.

DEADLINE: October 4, 2021

AMOUNT: $5,000

WHO: National; Sculpture 

Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund - Artist Fellowship is to advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. Awards of $20,000 will be granted to two artists to support research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund - Artist Fellowship. At the end of the grant period Fellows will present their new body of work in an exhibition at the Center for Craft as well as present their research methodologies and finding in the Center for Craft’s symposium.

DEADLINE: October 4, 2021 

DATES: Jan 2022- June 2023

FEE: $15

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

 

Jerwood Arts 1:1 Fund 

Early-career artists, curators, and producers based in the UK can apply for this fund to strengthen existing or start new collaborations after the isolating impact of Covid-19. Awards worth £2,000 will help artists connect, develop their work, and generate new ideas.

DEADLINE:  October 4, 2021

DATES: 

AMOUNT: £2,000

WHO: UK-based artists; Literature, music, performing, visual and contemporary arts

 

Art Talent Fair - Prize

The "Art Talent Fair" award offers you the opportunity to exhibit your art in the 31st edition of the "Arte Padova" contemporary art fair, in Padua (Italy) November 12-15, 2021. It's a great opportunity for the 10 selected artists who will exhibit their art at the "Art Talent Fair" stand. The "Art Talent Fair" is a part of the "Contemporary Art Talent Show" project created by "Arte Padova" art fair, which will be dedicated to emerging talents in a prestigious context with over 300 exhibitors and an average of 26,000 visitors per year. The "Art Talent Fair" prize is reserved for artworks with a value of up to € 5,000. 

DEADLINE: October 6, 2021

AMOUNT: up to € 5,000.

FEE: Vary; see website for details 

WHO:  International; Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed media, Digital, Video, Graphics, Other.

 

Foundwork Artist Prize | $10,000 Juried Grants with Studio Visits and Interviews / Funding 

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work. 

Foundwork membership costs $4 per month and can be canceled at any time. To be eligible for the 2021 prize, artists will need to have a profile on the Foundwork website, with at least 6 artworks published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5:00 pm PT, October 10, 2021 through 5:00 pm PT, November 30, 2021. Visit www.foundwork.art/signup to register.

DEADLINE: October 10, 2021

AMOUNT: unrestricted $10,000

FEE: $4/month (can cancel at any time)

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

 

$500 Grant for Visual Artists

Artist Grant provides a $500 grant to one visual artist, and $100 each to 2 runners-up. Deadline: October 15, 2021. Guest juror: Elizabeth Jordan. We accept these media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed/multiple media, installation, and other new or alternative media. We regret that we do not accept submissions for music, theatre, dance, or film/video.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

AMOUNT: $500 for selected artist and $100 each for 2nd and 3rd place runners-up

FEE: $25.00

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

Colorado Arts Relief Grant 

The Colorado Arts Relief Fund provides $15.5 million for the second round of funding to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program previously provided $7.5 million in early 2021 in its first round of funding.

Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications:

  • Colorado Arts Relief—Business and Organization FY22

  • Colorado Arts Relief—Individuals FY22

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

AMOUNT: $15.5 million in total 

WHO: Regional (Colorado); Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice Grant 

NEFA’s grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 support Massachusetts-based imagination teams that are dreaming up public art that can help us see, feel, experience, and imagine justice now without the pressure of having to predetermine a project that may come out of the imagination stage.

DEADLINE: October 18, 2021

AMOUNT: $2,000 to $5,000

WHO: Regional (Massachusetts-based) Public Art 

 

Recharge New Surrealist Prize

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to announce the creation of the Recharge New Surrealist Prize, a $7,000 award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. The award program, formerly known as the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, will be administered by NYFA with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation. This $7,000 award by the Recharge Foundation was created for painters living in the United States who are working in the New Surrealist style.

DEADLINE: October 19, 2021

AMOUNT: $7,000

WHO: National (U.S.); Painting 

 

Artistic Production Grant 

VIA Art Fund is accepting letters of inquiry (LOIs) got their Artist Production grant program. The grant awards individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and institutions $25,000-100,000 in support of new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in nontraditional exhibition environments. Project must have a confirmed exhibition venue.

DEADLINE: October 25, 2021  

AMOUNT: $25,000-100,000

WHO: International; Public Art 

 

Community Arts Grant

The Community Arts Grant is intended to support a variety of community-based programs, projects and events developed/produced by nonprofit organizations where funding can make a meaningful and sustainable difference in enriching the cultural life of the West Hollywood community.

The WeHo Community Arts Grant applications are reviewed twice a year (June and December) and will be awarded until funds are no longer available. Applications received between May 1 and October 31 will be reviewed in December. Applications received between November 1 and April 30 will be reviewed in June. An applicant may only receive one Community Arts Grant per calendar year.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021 

AMOUNT: varies 

WHO: Local (West Hollywood), Registered non-profit, Public Art 

 

Photo Green Book Residency 

This inaugural residency seeks artist scholars interested in engaging to conduct research and resource building that benefits the “People of the Global Majority” working within lens-based mediums. Residents will receive a $500 stipend, and scholastic and professional development and more.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 

DATES: three months between January and August of 2022

WHO: International; Photography

 

Dots Between Residency 

The Dots Between financial coaching program is a virtual program for artists and creatives who are motivated to address their financial practices, nurture their relationship with money, and establish the structures that will support their long-term fiscal health.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 

DATES: November 2021-May 2022

FEE: Free

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

 

Image Music Text Digital Residency

IMT is inviting applications from artists working in multimedia art practices to join our new Digital Residencies program. The aim of Digital Residencies is to provide a focused environment for the development of artistic and professional practice, as well as providing a sustainable form of making artistic research and practice public. The successful applicant will join IMT, along with three other artists invited by IMT for this project.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2021 

DATES: November 3, 2021- November 2022

FEE: Free 

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

 

Belgrade PETIT Studio Residency 

Belgrade Art Studio presents a new concept – a small studio, PETIT Studio. A flourishing artistic practice requires a commitment to the creative process which often comes with significant sacrifice, financial and otherwise, for even the most commercially successful artists.

Belgrade Art Studio offers artist residencies that provide tranquil studio space in the very center of Belgrade, uninterrupted time, and a community of talented creatives. PETIT Studio is a BUDGET STUDIO, perfect for WRITERS, CURATORS, THINKER, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS/DESIGNERS who do small dimensions and do not require a spacious studio. It is giving artists the opportunity to pursue their work free from distractions, outside demands and at cheaper costs.

DEADLINE: October 2, 2021 

DATES: October 3, 2021- December 31, 2021

WHO: International; Visual Arts, Photographers, Curators, Thinkers, Writers

 

Open Call: SomoS Berlin Virtual Artist Residency 

SomoS Berlin Virtual Artist Residency is a 3-month online seminar that seeks to positively accompany the participating artist’s work progress, providing input, support, and visibility while creating a stimulating community. The online residency is a dedicated productive joint process that will help the artist to focus on their strengths.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2021 

DATES: 3 month period between May 4, 2021- December 31, 2021 

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

 

Residency in the Moroccan Sahara for inspiration, relaxation, reinvigoration. 

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

DEADLINE: October 3, 2021 

DATES: offer stays of three weeks but has also programmed in shorter residencies of two weeks.

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

 

OPEN CALL for Summer Residency at Hangar

The Residency Program at Hangar encourages dialogue, exchange, and experimentation. The program is non-prescriptive and process-based, allowing visiting artists and writers to develop projects in response to their new environment, or to conduct research benefiting from Lisbon’s resources.

DEADLINE: October 3, 2021 

DATES: 1 to 3 months. 

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

 

Open Call 2021 | Visual Arts Residency 2022 – Usine Utopik (FR) - Oct 3

The association ADN – Usine Utopik is a centre for contemporary artistic creation with a mission to support and promote visual arts and contemporary writing in a rural environment. Residencies take place at Usine Utopik, located in the old horticultural greenhouse of Tessy-sur-Vire, a village with about 1500 inhabitants.

Here artists can participate in live-in residencies where they realize specific projects, conduct research, or develop new directions in artistic practice, which will result in an exhibition. The centre offers help during all the different phases of the artist’s work, research and exhibition

DEADLINE: October 3, 2021 

DATES: a period of 54 days from March 29, 2022-October 7, 2022

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

 

All Residencies for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians / 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 https://www.arquetopia.org/residencies-general-info 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: October 3, 2021 

FEE: : $35

WHO: International; Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians (Self-Guided or with Master Instruction)

 

Hosted Artist Residencies in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains near Sydney

BigCi is an independent, artist-run, not-for-profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

DEADLINE: October 4, 2021 

DATES: agreed upon period of time 

WHO: International; Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians (Self-Guided or with Master Instruction)

 

Spring 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 up to one month. 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.

DEADLINE: October 8, 2021 

DATES: Up to 4 weeks 

WHO: International; visual arts, music, writing, dance & movement, performing arts, photography, textile arts, woodworking, land art, design, research and philosophy

 

Inhabit and preserve

Located in the Mesopotamian region, Diamante is located on the banks of one of the most important rivers in South America; The Paraná river. This river is born in the Brazilian Matto Grosso region and flows into the Rio de la Plata, forming there one of the largest deltas in the world. The city is 5 minutes from the pre delta national park. La Paternal Espacio Proyecto implements the Sustainable Action Program (P.A.S) in the city of Diamante. The P.A.S promotes Sustainability Model Cities enhancing the existing cultural and environmental capital. It seeks to promote a culture of social inclusion, based on caring for the environment.

The implementation of this program aims to leave installed capacity through the creation of recycling arts and crafts schools. The P.A.S is aligned with the SDGs (Goals for Sustainable Development) of the United Nations (UN).

It works by training neighbors in recycling arts and crafts, generating creative awareness activities and involving the most significant institutions. L.P.E.P. is an independent space that aims to promote dialogue between artists and disciplines. For 10 years artists, researchers, managers and art theorists of different nationalities have come to the residence to develop their projects participating in the different programs linked to the intersection between Art and Society.

DEADLINE: October 10, 2021

DATES: The minimum period of stay is 15 days and the maximum is 3 months.

WHO: International; Artists whose creative practices are traversed by a marked interest in nature, science, and communities. Wetlands, access to water, caring for the environment, and socio-cultural problems in rural settings are some of the proposed axes

 

Open call to apply for the November residency at AqTushetii 

AqTushetii is an artist colony and festival that fosters the arts, culture, history, and traditions of Tusheti while bringing together creatives from around the world to collaborate, work, and share knowledge. Individuals working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Every year AqTushetii hosts residents from various backgrounds: visual and sound artists, musicians, dancers, philosophers, writers, anthropologists, scientists, and more.

AqTushetii is extending its residency season this year! For the first time, artist residencies will be available in the autumn and winter. Potential residents will have the unique opportunity to travel to Tusheti by helicopter to experience and work in the wild, remote and stunning highland region while the road is closed.

People working in various disciplines are encouraged to apply:

DEADLINE: October 10, 2021 

DATES: November 8- 22, 2021 

WHO: International; visual and sound arts, music, philosophy, writing, anthropology, filmmaking, photography, science, etc

 

Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant

The Ora Schneider Regional Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin—a gifted artist, former WSW board member, and daughter of Ora Schneider—funds these residencies to honor her mother’s long-time commitment to our community’s cultural life.

WSW awards this residency to two artists, who may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. We understand that applicants may not be close enough for a daily commute, so free onsite housing can also be arranged.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

DATES: duration of one month; Residency occurs: the year after application, September through June

WHO: Regional; artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties; Any Mediums 

Art Omi Residencies

Art Omi has five residency programs for artists (of all disciplines), writers, dancers and choreographers, architects, and musicians and composers. The program is located in the historic Hudson River Valley.

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: October 15, 2021 

DATES: Jun 23 - Jul 18, 2022

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

 

Mudhouse Summer Residency this July on the Greek island of Crete! 

We will be holding three summer residency sessions in 2022; from June until the beginning of August.  The cost of the residency program is €2100 for the two week duration. We are now accepting applications and reviewing applicants on a rolling basis. The first deadline to submit an application for next summer’s residency program is October 15, 2021.

The Mudhouse Residency is designed to provide a cultural immersion: living, working and dining in the mountain village of Agios Ioannis. The residency is inclusive to a number of artistic disciplines, with the facilities to accommodate studio artists, photographers, writers, choreographers, and composers.  We are located in the mountains, but small group trips are organized to swim in the blue-green waters of the Libyan sea and hike across the Thripti mountain range.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021 

DATES: June until the beginning of August 2022

WHO: International; studio artists, photographers, writers, choreographers, and composers

 

2022 Amazon Artist in Residence / Residencies 

County: All

Type: Calls & Submissions

Organization Name: Shunpike

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Fee: Free

Amazon’s Artist in Residence program returns with the fifth annual call to artists. Selected artists will work at one of two spaces on the Puget Sound Campus. Both the Seattle and Bellevue Studios offer just over 1,000 square feet of space. The location of the residency will be determined by the dates of availability listed by selected artists. Selected residents will receive $15,000, inclusive of artist expenses and one mutually agreed upon artwork.

DEADLINE: October 18, 2021

DATES: seven residencies available in ten-week increments, with the first residency starting as early as February 28, 2022.

WHO: Regional (Washington State); Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

 

Winter Residency 2022 “Winter Landscape”-

The International Artist Residency Pedvale is now officially accepting applicants for our 2021 winter Residency programme. We are inviting artists to apply for a month-long residency in January and February dedicated to the winter landscape theme. Applications will be selected and 18 artists in total (9 in one month) will have the opportunity to work creatively. The groups will be formed according to a principle so that representatives of different areas would be included – visual artists, writers, dancers, performance artists. Most welcome are the artists from countries that do not have a typical winter – with snow, cold, ice, frost, winter sunrises and sunsets, snowstorms – to get inspiration and get to know this beautiful season.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021 

DATES: Jan- Feb, 2022 (month-long residency) 

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

 

L’Expressoir Artist Residency Program

L’Expressoir is an artist residency supported by les Ateliers de Création et d’Expression Artistique (ACEA). We focus on bringing people together to emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchanges through music and art. We invite emerging and established artists of all disciplines for a time and space away from their usual environments. We provide an opportunity for artists to reflect, research, create, and present in the small, rural village of Marnay Sur Seine, France.

L’Expressoir allows regional, national, and international artists the opportunity to exchange professional and emotive approaches towards new experiences and aesthetic realities. Located in the historic village of Marnay Sur Seine (1 hour by train from Paris) L’Expressoir emphasizes the connection between the local community and the diverse artists this village attracts. This residency encourages projects promoting the interaction and relationships between different cultures worldwide

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021 

DATES: 1-2 months duration

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

 

Fish Factory Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður – Artist Residency 2021 

The Creative Centre is an ongoing collaborative and community project and our actions and aims are based on sustainable principles and alternative methods. We want to regenerate and sustain our small village by making it into a possible and desirable place to settle – a place where you can have engaging jobs, enjoy culture, and the influx of new ideas and creative people. The Centre is a platform offering many different workshops and facilities where small initiatives can thrive and jobs can be created. We run a year-round Art Residency (excluding December) for most creative fields and we frequently host cultural events and concerts.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021

DATES: between 1 and 6 months

WHO: International; Visual Art, New Media, Printmaking, Ceramic, Sculpture, Dance, Performing Arts, Land Art, Textile Art, Music, Literature, Crafts, Sustainable Design, Engineering & Photography.

 

 

Don Bachardy Fellowship

The Don Bachardy Fellowship at the Royal Drawing School invites a gifted and dedicated post-graduate artist from outside the United Kingdom to study at the Royal Drawing School during the Summer Term and to experience the cultural life of London. The School’s Shoreditch campus is located in a converted Victorian warehouse in the heart of East London’s art, design and fashion scene. 

The Don Bachardy Fellowship will take place during the Royal Drawing School Summer Term, 25th April – 2nd July 2022. The Don Bachardy Fellow will spend 3 full days per week for ten weeks, drawing alongside postgraduate students studying on the Royal Drawing School's MA level programme, The Drawing Year, as well as students on the Public Programme. Courses are taught by a distinguished faculty of over 75 practising artists. The Fellow will be invited to curate their own programme of study choosing from over different 60+ drawing courses, drawing out of house in London’s streets and green spaces, life drawing, drawing from art in major museums and galleries, as well as intaglio printmaking courses. The artist will also be provided with a shared studio space alongside Royal Drawing School Drawing Year Students. 

DEADLINE: October 4, 2021 

DATES: April 25- July 2, 2022

WHO: International (Outside of the U.K.); Drawing

 

Artisphere 2022

2022 marks the seventeenth annual event for the top-ranking Artisphere festival in Greenville, SC. Despite its short history, Artisphere has distinguished itself as both a regional and national highlight.  A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the Artisphere three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike. Renowned artist hospitality includes complimentary meals, snacks & beverages, convenient set-up, parking, security, booth sitters, and reduced hotel rates.  Artisphere is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization.  Proceeds are used to produce the annual arts festival and are distributed back to local non-profit arts organizations as part of Artisphere's Volunteer Arts Partnership Program.

DEADLINE: October 8, 2021

DATES: May 6-8, 2022

FEE: $35

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

IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

Artists are invited to apply for IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, held January 28-30, 2022 at Canal Street and Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach, FL. $28,500 in prize money given to the artists. This is a blind - juried art festival accepting art in the following categories: Jewelry, Fine Crafts, Fiber, Leather, Glass, Wood, Sculpture, Painting, Digital Art, Ceramics, Drawing and Graphics, Mixed Media and Photography.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021

DATES: January 28-30, 2022

FEE: $40 jury fee; $250 booth fee if accepted. 

WHO: National: Jewelry, Fine Crafts, Fiber, Leather, Glass, Wood, Sculpture, Painting, Digital Art, Ceramics, Drawing and Graphics, Mixed Media and Photography.

 

Open Call-Epoch Press

Epoch Press Literary Journal- "Unholy"

Epoch literary journal is currently seeking art submissions for our fifth issue with the theme of ‘Unholy’. Submissions are open 1 September – 31 October, 2021.

Artwork must be submitted as .jpeg files, with a resolution of 72 dpi and dimensions of at least 595 x 841 pixels. Before submitting, please ensure that you are able to provide images as .tiff tiles with a resolution of 300 dpi and dimensions of at least 2480 x 3508 pixels for continuous-tone art and a resolution of 1200 dpi and dimensions of at least 9921 x 14032 pixels for line art. In the event that your work is selected, work which does not meet these criteria will not be eligible for publication. 

In the body of your submission email, please include full caption information for each piece: title, year, medium, dimensions, any relevant ‘courtesy of’ information, and the name and contact information of models featured in any photography.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021 

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

Call for Artwork for Portraits Project

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is seeking artwork to be used as part of the Portraits project to be premiered in June 2024. Compensation to the artist is $2,500 per piece. Portraits will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. Paintings, drawings, and photographs are welcome. The artworks may be a portrait, or a scene depicting an aspect of the human experience, including identity expression and historical references specific to the LGBTQ+ community. Selected artworks will be used as projections as part of a live performance, brought to life aurally by music, and visually by GMCW's 17th Street Dance ensemble. Music will be commissioned by composers inspired by the artworks selected for the project. Artists may submit works from their existing portfolio, or the artist may submit a sample or sketch of a proposed work. If the sample/sketch is selected for the project, the completed work will then be due September 1, 2022. Multiple works or sketches may be submitted. No entry fee. 

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021 

DATES:  Project premiered in June 2024

FEE: FREE 

WHO:  International; visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. Paintings, drawings, and photographs are welcome

George A.& Eliza Gardner Howard Fellowships in Photography

The Howard Foundation will consider proposals from visual artists working in any genre, style, and media that can be classified as Photography, with regards to still images. In accordance with the fellowship program's overall goal of supporting early mid-career artists, applicants should have a record of exhibitions and demonstrate a promising program of creative development using photography as a mode of creative expression and experimentation. Note that the $35,000 non-residency funds are intended mainly to support time for creative work; they do not underwrite costs of equipment, exhibitions, or publication. Artists must be currently living and working in the United States or U.S. Territories. No application fee.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2021 

DATES: 2022-2023 Academic Year 

FEE: Free 

WHO: National (the U.S./Terriroties); Photography 

 

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: Ongoing Deadline

WHO: International, Engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs

 

Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

 The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is partnering with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to administer the Rauschenberg Emergency Grants, an emergency grant program that provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical or dental emergencies.  The grants are available to visual and media artists, and choreographers living anywhere in the United States or U.S. Territories.  This program was established in the tradition of the artist's Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid.

DEADLINE:  Ongoing Deadline 

AMOUNT:  Up to $5,000

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

 

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.

 

Art Show International’s Solo Exhibitions

Art Show International announces their 2021 Solo Exhibition Competition. All visual artists from around the world are invited to submit their 5 best artworks to win an invitation as a solo artist in our gallery. This will now be a regular feature at Art Show International. Each month, an exclusive offer will be extended to artists selected from among our highly talented artist pool. One Grand Prize Winner selected from among all artists participating in this Solo Competition during 2021 will receive a $1,000 cash award. Additional cash prizes will also be announced.

DEADLINE: The submission deadline for the solo exhibition will normally be the last day of each month. However, if enough entries are not received during a particular month, a rolling submission deadline may be set

ENTRY FEE: $35 non-refundable for 5 images 

WHO: International artists of all types of styles and mediums are welcome, including both 2D and 3D works, painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, video, as well as experimental and installation works.

AMOUNT: $1,000 in cash prizes will be given out to the Artist of the Year who will be selected from all solo artists exhibiting their works during the year. Additional Second, Third, and Merit prizes will also be given out

  

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Established as part of Lee Krasner’s legacy, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant was set up to support and strengthen the creative lives of artists. A competitive grant for artists with extensive exhibition records, this grant has a long list of impressive alumni. Since its start in 1985, the foundation has granted over 65 million dollars in award money to artists in over 77 countries.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

WHO: Mid-career professional artists with demonstrable financial need. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

AMOUNT: Awards range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on need and circumstance.

FINE PRINT: Commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, and computer artists are not eligible. Students not eligible. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. Detailed FAQ 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.

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

AMOUNT: $1000

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.

  

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

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

DEADLINE: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

 

Ready to apply?

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

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