May has arrived—and the art opportunities are in full bloom!

Are you ready for your art business to grow?

If your answer is yes (and we hope it is!), then take a look at our opportunities list for the month. We found the best competitions, workshops, fairs, residencies, and artist grants in May, so you can skip the stress and get straight to applying!

You never know which call could bring you funding, time, or help your career reach the next level.

Find what you need in our May art opportunity guide below (sorted by those deadlines coming up first):

artboss Creativepreneur Intensive Workshop

In this one-day workshop, learn skills in communication, marketing, branding, social media and networking with artboss, a Denver-based company dedicated to helping creative entrepreneurs thrive. With plenty of targeted guidance and conversation surrounding business struggles, celebrations and how to effectively juggle it all, this is an investment into strengthening your business and getting your work out there.

WHO: All artists

DATES: May 5, 2019


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: This workshop is limited to 30 people. Cost: $250 - $300, with brunch buffet included. Learn more here.

3rd Annual Black & White Art Competition

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists are invited to submit their best art and photography using Black and White and the nuanced shades in between. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art and photography.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 5 - June 4, 2019


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Any subject matter and any media are acceptable for this competition. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's 4th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs 2020 for Best in Show winners. Learn more here.


Conception Arts Group Art Exhibit

Conception Art Show is now accepting submissions for the newly added Seattle edition of our popular and exciting group Art Exhibition. Join us for our first show ever in the Pacific Northwest! We are accepting submissions of 2-D mixed media, digital art, photography, paintings, jewelry design and drawings as well as 3-D submissions for sculptural work, woodworking and more.

WHO: All artists

DATES: May 15, 2019


DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: All exhibitors will be eligible for consideration for our ‘Award for Excellence’ which will be juried by local industry leaders and awarded to one of our showcasing artists that evening. Learn more here.

Solo Show[Down] 2019

International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. The Solo Show[Down] will occur in our premier, 3,000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 5 – July 24, 2019

LOCATION: Fort Worth, TX

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show during a Gallery Night in the future. Gallery Night is an event that occurs twice a year. They are our most popular openings of the year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night. Runners Up: A group exhibition. People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250. Learn more here.


Hidden Talents Fine Art Exhibition 2019

Hidden Talents is an art exhibition displaying the work of artists from across the UK. We are looking for artists who work in paints, mirrors, lights, metal, installation, animation and artists who love to work with vibrant colours.

WHO: U.K. artists

DATES: June 14 - June 28, 2019

LOCATION: West Midlands, Birmingham

DEADLINE: May 3, 2019

FINE PRINT: Cost of submissions is £30 for 3 pieces of work and installations are £30 per piece. Learn more here.

Sonic Arts, Emerging Artist Exhibition Award

The Auxiliary Project Space is seeking six proposals for three-week exhibitions to occur between May 2019 and May 2020. Artists on the fringes and cross sections of artistic disciplines are highly encouraged to submit. Proposals that are experimental, challenging and involve a high level of artistic risk-taking are also highly encouraged. Work may be either already completed, work in progress or proposed work.

WHO: Emerging artists

DATES: May 2019 - 2020

LOCATION: Tees Valley, UK

DEADLINE: May 3, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists are asked to include in their proposal an outreach aspect such as but not limited to: events, workshops, talks or performances. Learn more here.

New Horizons: Landscapes

Landscapes are one of the long-time subjects for artists taking in the beauty of their surroundings and representing what they see. But how has it changed in recent times? What new connections to our surroundings will be found or lost? Three Square Art is looking for all types of works—painting, sculpture, photography and more—works that show off the vision for landscape artwork.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 7 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Fort Collins, CO

DEADLINE: May 4, 2019

FINE PRINT: All media accepted. Submission fee: $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5). Learn more here.

Open Call to Artists/Collectives/Curators for Exhibition at GlogauAIR

GlogauAIR is looking for artists, curators or collectives with a clear cohesive concept propose projects and ideas for exhibitions in their 120sqm project space. Every three months, during the Open Studios events, they additionally host a two-day guest exhibition in their Project Space, inviting local artists, curators, and collectives to join them for these 2 exciting days, which receive over 500 visitors, celebrating new ideas in art and creativity.

WHO: All artists

DATES: June 21 -22, 2019

LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Please include project description, participating artists’ websites and CVs, and technical requirements in the submission email. Learn more here.

12th Solo Art Series - "An Opportunity to Shine"

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 12th “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition. The gallery invites online submission of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions or into the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 15 - September 14, 2019


DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: There is no theme. This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions. In addition, the gallery will award the next 8 juried artists to be featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section. Learn more here.

DongGang International Photo Festival

Submit your work to the 18th DongGang International Photo Festival. People with dreams and ideals innovate themselves and, eventually, manage to change the world. That is presumably because one cannot fulfill a dream alone: one needs to communicate to the world. By presenting the artworks that showcase a wide array of individual dreams, it is our wish to create an opportunity where we can all remind ourselves the meaning of the dream in the age that is often criticized for the absence of true dreams and dreamers.

WHO: Photographers worldwide

DATES: July 5 - September 29, 2019

LOCATION: DongGang, Yeongwol, Korea

DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and enter between 8-10 photographs from a particular series or body of work. Learn more here.

NYC4PA Call for Entry - TREES

There are references to trees all around us - in music, literature, proverbs, etc. But they are also an iconic visual.  The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Send us your images of trees as you experience them.

WHO: Amateur and professional photographers worldwide



DEADLINE: May 5, 2019

FINE PRINT: Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. Cash prize-winning and Juror Selection images will be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition at Jadite Galleries in the fall of 2019. Learn more here.


San Diego Watercolor Society’s 39th International Exhibition

The San Diego Watercolor Society announces its Call for Entries for the 39th International Exhibition. The San Diego Watercolor Society was established in 1965 and is one of the largest and most active in the United States. For over three decades, the International Exhibition has been one of the highlights of the year for SDWS and attracts entries from hundreds of water-media artists worldwide.

WHO: All water media artists

DATES: September 29 - October 30, 2019


DEADLINE: May 6, 2019

FINE PRINT: $19,000 in cash and merchandise awards anticipated. Members: $35 first entry; $10 each additional entry. Non-Members: $45 first entry; $10 each additional entry. Learn more here.


The Second Half 50 yrs and Over Show

The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well. For this call, Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of artwork by those 50 years of age and older.

WHO: Artists worldwide, over the age of 50

DATES: June 6 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Laguna Beach, CA

DEADLINE: May 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, and work may be traditional or digital. Learn more here.


“The Game” Call for Exhibition

Since ancient times the concept of "game" has been taken on by countless philosophers, artists and writers, pouring into it a philosophical and conceptual value. Artists, photographers and visual designers are invited to propose works that address the theme of the game in a new perspective, which reconsiders the theme through aspects that mark the contemporary: globalization, new interactive media, gambling addiction, etc.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: September 2019

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

DEADLINE: May 7, 2019

FINE PRINT: Free entry. Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme. Learn more here.

Sense of Place: THERE Artist Call for Juried Art Exhibit

Galaudet Gallery’s Summer 2019 Art exhibit will be Sense of Place: THERE an internationally juried art exhibit exploring the ideas of sense of place. The judges and curators seek art that deals with the exhibit theme of Sense of Place: THERE from many different perspectives.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 18 - September 2, 2019

LOCATION: Eau Claire, WI

DEADLINE: May 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Exhibit themes include The Political THERE, The Future THERE, or The Song of Myself THERE. Learn more about the themes here.

Alternative Perspective

Alternative Perspective is a juried exhibition for cyanotype, gum bichromate, tintype, van dyke, bromoil, lumachrome, albumen, gumoil, lumen, mordancage, or any other alternative photographic printmaking process.

WHO: All artists both professional and amateur, working in all non-digital photographic mediums and styles. International entries welcome.

DATES: June 3 - July 6, 2019


DEADLINE: May 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: Images must be of an alternative photographic printing process. Traditional digital or traditional silver prints will not be accepted. Learn more here.

Fins, Feathers & Furs

J. Mane Gallery invites submissions for its next online juried art exhibition Fins Feathers Fur. Animals have been a source of inspiration for many artists. From art about rural life and growth to myths and legends, animals are used in art in many different ways. Art can help us explore our relationship to wildlife and can help us think about how we care for animals and the environment. We invite you to submit work that best represents animals, wildlife, sea life and pets.

WHO: Artists and photographers worldwide, 18 and older

DATES: May 16 - June 16, 2019


DEADLINE: May 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: Acceptable media: Painting, drawing, pastels, inks, pencil, encaustic, photography, mixed media and digital art.  Both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art is accepted. Learn more here.

Call for art – Watercolor | Abstraction

Pacific Art League invites artists of all levels to submit artwork for their current calls: Abstraction and Watercolor.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: June 7 – 26, 2019


DEADLINE: May 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: Non-Members: $50 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry. Learn more here.

Paperworks 2019 - National Juried Competition

A national competition of paper works by b.j. spoke gallery. Accepted Media: Works made of, on or about paper, including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

WHO: Paper artists in the U.S.

DATES: August 1 - 28, 2019

LOCATION: Huntington, New York

DEADLINE: May 10, 2019

FINE PRINT: $35.00 for up to 6 images, all of which could be selected for the exhibition. Learn more here.

Land Art Generator Initiative 2019 - Masdar City

LAGI 2019—Return to the Source—invites you to create an iconic work of art for a landmark site within Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Your artwork will use renewable energy technology as a medium of creative expression and will provide on-site energy production consistent with the master plan of the city.

WHO: Public artists worldwide

LOCATION: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: The goal of LAGI 2019 is to bring forward a portfolio of feasible concept designs that push the boundaries of what is possible using today’s renewable energy technologies. To ensure that the proposals are constructible, this will be the first LAGI design competition that will provide a capital cost restriction as a part of the design brief. Learn more here.

stARTup Small Works Art Fair 2019

Small Works San Francisco is a “tabletop” style art fair in an industrial gallery setting where select artists can show small-scale works in all mediums. Small Works offers an excellent opportunity for artists to experience stARTup Fair in a smaller, more approachable framework that taps into a unique collector market.

WHO: All artists

DATES: July 19 - 21, 2019

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists can apply online with a resume, bio, proposal and 10 images. Up to 60 artists will be selected to exhibit in the gallery. Learn more here.

Art Hawaii International Call for Installations

Immersive installations art sought to be exhibited in Art Hawaii International and public sites in Honolulu which align with the theme, “Art Ecosystem: Upcycled” (artwork created with upcycled, recycled, sustainable materials), as well as installations driven by technology, multimedia, light, sound, mapping, and immersive experiences.

WHO: Professional artist worldwide

DATES: November 6 - 10, 2019

LOCATION: Honolulu, HI

DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: AHI to provide monetary allotment up to $1,000, depending upon the complexity, scale, dimension of work, cost of shipping the artwork roundtrip, one round trip coach airline ticket to Honolulu, and three nights accommodation. Learn more here.

PaperWorks 2019—Theme & Variation

As artists, most of us find our voices by examining similar ideas over time. Ultimately, these become our “thematic materials”. Upstream Gallery invites artists working on paper or making paper-based constructions to submit work from their own practice that speaks to the idea of theme and variation for our 7th Annual Juried PaperWorks exhibition.

WHO: Paper artists worldwide

DATES: June 27 - July 28, 2019


DEADLINE: May 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: Successful entries will demonstrate thematic relationships among two or more pieces.  Photography is not eligible for this exhibition; they hold a separate show for photographic work. Learn more here.

Mural along Boise River Greenbelt

Boise City invites artists to apply for an opportunity to design a mural in celebration of the Boise River Greenbelt’s 50th Anniversary. The mural will be located on the Fairview Bridge underpass retaining walls.

WHO: Mural artists



DEADLINE: May 24, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artist budget: $15,000. The mural is expected to last 5 – 8 years. Learn more here.


9th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 9th Annual “Landscapes” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 2019. The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’, scenic vistas and related landscape subjects.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: May 2019


DEADLINE: May 27, 2019

FINE PRINT: The Top 10 Overall Winning Artists will be featured individually and collectively on the gallery’s Artwork Archive Page. Learn more here.

Call for Art—Modern Panic

Over the last decade, Modern Panic has spearheaded London's most provocative, controversial and surreal annual art exhibition and featured over 600 artists from around the world. They are now accepting submissions for artists to feature in our 10th show. Applications will be accepted from all styles and forms of art (including live art/performance).

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 2019

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Following on from our previous exhibitions, we are looking for work that covers one or more of the following subjects: Panic / Provocation / Controversy / Surrealism / Outsider Art / Grotesque / Macabre / Playful/Trickster / Existential / Inner Beauty / Confrontational / Disarming / Subversive / Protest / Political / Satire / Modern Society / Freedom of Speech / Boundary Breaking / Emotionally Powerful. Learn more here.

About Face: A Portrait Exhibition

For this call to art, Mona Niko Gallery is looking for paintings, drawings or photographs that capture personality, character, expression, spirit or mood. Your portraits can use traditional or non-traditional styles and mediums but the main focus should be on the face.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: July 6 - 26, 2019

LOCATION: Mission Viejo, CA

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: They are accepting applications through the EntryThingy application system. If this is the first time you are using EntryThingy please allow up to 24 hours to set up your free account and familiarize yourself with the system. Learn more here.

Residency Opportunity in New Mexico

The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the program is a place where our participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work in a peaceful environment.

WHO: Emerging artists

DATES: The Summer Session runs during the months of May, June, July, August and September. The Winter Session runs during the months of November, December, January, February and March.

LOCATION: Truth or Consequences, NM

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Financial aid is available. Submission materials needed: a current CV or artist resume, artist statement/bio, statement of intent, two professional references, and work samples. Learn more here.


Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point offers affordable short-term studio and accommodations rentals for artists and creative types who want to focus on their work in a distraction-free environment. The residency program at Artscape Gibraltar Point is ideal for artists who are conducting research, working to meet a deadline, collaborating with others or who require temporary workspace.

WHO: All artists


LOCATION: Toronto Island, ON, Canada

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Artists enjoy clean and cozy private accommodations, bright and spacious studios, a shared kitchen and lounge, free WiFi, bike rentals, beautiful outdoor spaces and spectacular views of the lake from the Gibraltar Point Beach. It's just a short ferry ride away from Toronto's city centre. Learn more here.


Ox-Bow Fall Artists and Writers Residency

The Ox-Bow’s Fall Residency is designed for artists and writers at many different points in their careers. This residency is an incredible opportunity for emerging artists looking to launch their career with the help of dedicated time, access to resources and mentorship. The fall residency offers a wider variety of studios that can be used for artists of different mediums to collaborate.

WHO: Artists and writers at any stage in their careers

DATES: 2, 3, and 5-week residencies during September 1 - October 5, 2019

LOCATION: Saugatuck, Michigan

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Stipends available for travel and supplies. Room and board covered by Ox-Bow. The fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Learn more here.


AADK Spain

AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that opens up spaces for research and contemporary creation. With a focus set on experimental and creative processes, its primary interest is to explore the notions of body, territory, and spatiality through an interdisciplinary approach. In the current open call, they will prioritize proposals focused on working on the landscape.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: 1 - 6 months

LOCATION: Blanca, Murcia, Spain

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: AADK Spain invests 850€ (a 60%) per resident in the residency program, and the Municipality of Blanca supports with the accommodation. Paid by artist: 650€ per month (40% of total costs), travel costs, day-to-day living expenses, and costs of production materials. Learn more here.


PRAKSIS aims to provide an open, supportive residency environment without charge for local, national and international artists, makers and thinkers. Its projected residency programme aims to bring experienced and emerging artists together in dialogue. They expect no specific production based outcome but hope that the residencies are fruitful in terms of reflection, research, and in forging long-term links between PRAKSIS participants and existing creative communities in Oslo and Norway.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: 3 to 6 weeks

LOCATION: Oslo, Norway

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: For non-local residents, PRAKSIS provides accommodation, workspace, and food.  Residents are responsible for any travel, production, shipping, and any other costs outside of what is offered by PRAKSIS. Learn more here.


Can Serrat—Art Residency

CAN SERRAT is located in El Bruc, at the foot of Montserrat and only 45 km from Barcelona. This center was founded in 1989 by a group of 11 Norwegian artists. It has several spaces/workshops and a beautiful natural environment.

WHO: Visual artists and writers

DURATION: 3 weeks to 3 months

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: Can Serrat offers a limited number of support stipends to visual artists and writers. The stipends cover depending on the grant received (100% - 50% - 30%). 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) per day and accommodation are provided. Learn more here.


Carpenter's Wharf Studios Residency

Artists of all mediums and experience are invited to apply to 3 month + residencies at the Roach Road studio space. With no cost to the artist, selected finalists of the submission process will have full access to one of eight new spaces overlooking the River Lee canal. There will be fantastic opportunities for the artist to expand their network and creative potential.

WHO: All artists


LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: May 6, 2019

FINE PRINT: In your applications, they will need to see clear evidence of your work and portfolio clearly labeled and documented. Learn more here.

L’AiR Arts Residency

L’AiR Arts is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support intercultural and artistic exchange by providing international artist residency opportunities. The residency not only provides the opportunity to explore Paris and have space in which to comfortably stay and work, but it also offers an insider’s view into the important role that international artists have played in Paris from the late 19th century to the present day.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: Two to four weeks

LOCATION: Paris, France

DEADLINE: May 8, 2019

FINE PRINT: For the two-week residency period: 1850 euro (based on shared accommodation between 2 – 4 artists) or 2200 euro (based on private accommodation). Scholarships are available for artists based in less economically developed countries as well as those artists were chosen by art patrons. Learn more here.

The Watermill Center Residency

The Watermill Center is a laboratory of inspiration and performance, founded by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson, which provides a unique environment for a global community of emerging and established artists and thinkers to gather and explore new ideas together.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DURATION: Two to six weeks

LOCATION: Water Mill, NY

DEADLINE: May 13, 2019

FINE PRINT: During the course of the residency, residents are responsible for living expenses such as food, and travel to and from Watermill, and also production expenses such as art materials and supplies, and equipment rentals. Watermill will provide a modest reimbursement to offset these expenses. Additional details will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Learn more here.


Residencies in Key West

The Studios of Key West is currently accepting applications for residencies. The Studios offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers designed to encourage creative, intellectual and personal growth.

WHO: All artists

DATES: Residencies fall between December 2019 and August 2020


DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

FINE PRINT: Residencies are almost a full month, and run from the 16th of the month through the 14th of the next. Learn more here.


OCAD University: Contemporary Florence Studio Short Course Offerings Spring/Summer 2019

OCAD University, Canada’s leader in preparing the next generation of contemporary artists, is pleased to be opening the doors of our Florence studio to the international art and design community!

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: See website for residency dates

LOCATION: Florence, Italy

DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: Our 2019 programming includes three different frameworks aimed at supporting overall studio practice, teacher training, and material exploration. In addition to utilizing OCAD U’s studio and emphasizing our approach to contemporary practice, this programming will also include a significant amount of community immersion, including the opportunity to engage with local practitioners and workshops. Learn more here.

Spring + Summer 2020 Artists-in-Residence Open Call

For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: January 22 – April 17 or May 20 – August 14, 2020


DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

FINE PRINT: U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Learn more here.


Art Quarter Budapest’s International Artist-in-Residence Program

Art Quarter Budapest offers varied services to integrate their residents into the local art scene and assist in establishing professional connections that best support their work and career. AQB personnel provide assistance through the program, catering to practical needs related to life in Budapest, to obtaining the necessary materials, equipment and more. All entering participants are offered a fully furnished room within a communal apartment located on the AQB premises, as well as a studio space catering to the project’s requirements.

WHO: Creatives worldwide

FIELD: Visual arts (including painting, drawing, sculpture, media art, installation, and graphic arts),  performing arts, film, photography, music and sound art, literature and literary translation, illustration and design, art theory, curatorial and art management

DURATION: 1-3 months

LOCATION: Budapest, Hungary

DEADLINE: May 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: The fee for participating in the AQB Artist-in-Residence Program is EUR 850 per month. This fee serves as an important contribution to the maintenance and operation of the institution. Learn more here.


The John Ruskin Prize 2019

The John Ruskin Prize 2019 is now open for entries and invites artists, designers and makers at all stages of their careers, currently resident, working or studying in the UK to submit work in response to the theme: Agent of Change. As a multidisciplinary prize, creative practitioners working across and within a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

WHO: U.K. artists

FIELD: Fine art, design, architecture and craft

AMOUNT: First prize: £3K, Second prize: £1K, Third prize: £1K

DEADLINE: May 12, 2019

FINE PRINT: 25 finalists will have their selected works included in a high-profile exhibition at The Holden Gallery, Manchester in Summer 2019 and have the option to sell their work in the ‘Ruskin Editions’ collection. Learn more here.

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple artist grants totaling $5,000.00 awarded through an open call competition juried by leading curators.

WHO: Artists worldwide, 18 and older

FIELD: Any field

AMOUNT: 5 artists will each receive $1,000

DEADLINE: May 21, 2019

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media. Learn more here.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019

Contemporary artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the 2019 edition of the Young Masters Art Prize, and for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize. The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London.

WHO: Artists worldwide

AMOUNT: Up to £1,500 in prizes

DATES: September 30 - October 5, 2019

LOCATION: London, England

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT:  For the ceramics prize, they must also demonstrate an awareness of the heritage of ceramic craft, which can be interpreted in the broadest international sense. Learn more here.

The Salt Spring National Art Prize

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art, as well as one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

WHO: Canadian artists, 18 and older

AMOUNT: over $40,000 in ten different awards

DATES: Exhibition: September 21 - October 21, 2019; Gala Awards Night: October 19, 2019

LOCATION: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

FINE PRINT: Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of four from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition. Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, five selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Learn more about specific award amounts here.


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