GUIDE TO THE BEST ARTIST GRANTS & OPPORTUNITIES IN 2023

Each year the Artwork Archive team goes on a mission to find the best art opportunities, grants, and calls-for-entry for the upcoming year.

Below you will find a list of the top artist residencies, international open calls, artist grants, exhibition opportunities and art competitions that we believe will benefit artists in 2023!

This year, we added another new feature! You can now save the important deadlines for your favorite opportunities right in your Artwork Archive account.

When you find a call that interests you, simply click ‘Add to Schedule' and the call's deadline will be automatically added to your Schedule. You'll also receive weekly reminders to keep you on top of your game.

We will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often, and let us know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!


Guide to the Best Artist Opportunities in 2023

January 30, 2023 Ends today

Call For Artists | Cash, Publication & More | Theme : Landscape

Call For Artists | Cash, Publication & More | Theme : Landscape
  • Organization: Boynes Emerging Artist Award
  • Submission Deadline: January 30, 2023
  • Entry Fee: 10
  • Award Info: $100 USD cash, publication, newsletter feature, winner's certificate
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

January 31, 2023 1 day left

19th Annual Sculpture Garden - Arts Council Wichita Falls

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: May 13, 2023 - May 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: Artists will be provided with an installation stipend totaling $1500, Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively)
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists working with Sculpture and Public Art

January 31, 2023 1 day left

2023 Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 28, 2023 - May 26, 2023
  • Award Info: more than $4,600 in awards
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all international artists with disabilities.

January 31, 2023 1 day left

2023 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 14, 2023 - May 21, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15.00
  • Award Info: 2 Exhibition Awards ($250 plus an exhibition in 2023; and 2 Merit Awards ($250).
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii fine arts visual artists.

January 31, 2023 1 day left

January PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition

January PleinAir Salon $30,000 Art Competition
  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: January 2, 2023 - January 31, 2023
  • Entry Fee: Early Bird: $29/$12 Regular: $38/$16
  • Award Info: $1100 per month, over $33,000 annually
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists worldwide

January 31, 2023 1 day left

Texas National Exhibition and Competition 2023

  • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 14, 2023 - June 30, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: 1st - $2,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500; Honorable Mentions
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists

February 1, 2023 2 days left

Fantastic Fibers 2023

  • Submission Deadline: February 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 8, 2023 - June 24, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: $1,200
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all Fiber and Textile artists.

February 1, 2023 2 days left

8th Annual Landscapes Art Competition

8th Annual Landscapes Art Competition
  • Submission Deadline: February 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: February 7, 2023 - May 7, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2024 for Best in Show winners.
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

February 1, 2023 2 days left

West Michigan Art Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 25, 2023 - May 6, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: cash awards totaling $3000 
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to Lower West Michigan artists working in all visual art mediums

February 3, 2023 4 days left

Juried Student Art Show 2023

Juried Student Art Show 2023
  • Organization: Champlain College Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: February 3, 2023
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Burlington, VT 05401
Description

February 3, 2023 4 days left

Kinetic

  • Submission Deadline: February 3, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 7, 2023 - April 8, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $20.00
  • Award Info: Juror’s Choice $1,000 cash award
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

February 4, 2023 5 days left

2023 Arkansas Quail and Turkey Stamp Art Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 4, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 18, 2023 - April 22, 2023
  • Award Info: Grand prize $2,500
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based artists working with all Visual Art mediums except Photography and Digital Work.

February 4, 2023 5 days left

The Shelley Lazarus Award for Excellence in Watercolor

  • Submission Deadline: February 4, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 8, 2023 - April 1, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: First Place—$500, Second Place—$250, Third Place—$100
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Painting
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S. based watermedia artsts

February 7, 2023 8 days left

GALEX 56 National Juried Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 7, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 1, 2023 - May 5, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: over $2,500 in prizes
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

February 10, 2023 11 days left

Off Center - An International Ceramic Competition 2023

  • Submission Deadline: February 10, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 8, 2023 - May 20, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $100
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all ceramic artists

February 10, 2023 11 days left

36th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: February 10, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 23, 2023 - May 5, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: $3,000
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based artists with Works on Paper

February 10, 2023 11 days left

9th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 10, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 1, 2023 - April 22, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: $6500 in prizes
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Photography
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based photographers.

February 10, 2023 11 days left

Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: February 10, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 7, 2023 - April 29, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: Over $3500 in Cash Awards
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based artists working with painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media.

February 12, 2023 13 days left

Artist Choice X (10) Juried Art Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 12, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $19
  • Award Info: Cash awards, social and art media promotion, virtual award exhibition
  • Type: Competition
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

February 14, 2023 15 days left

Open Call: "Cannibals of Love"

Open Call: "Cannibals of Love"
  • Organization: Ejecta Projects
  • Submission Deadline: February 14, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 1, 2023 - May 20, 2023
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
Description

February 15, 2023 16 days left

Art Talent Fair - Prize

  • Submission Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 21, 2023 - January 23, 2023
  • Entry Fee: €40
  • Award Info: €5,000
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists.

February 16, 2023 17 days left

38th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition

38th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition
  • Submission Deadline: February 16, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 29, 2023 - July 23, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $20.00
  • Award Info: First Place: $750, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all California-based artists.

February 21, 2023 22 days left

Beverly Hills Art Show

  • Submission Deadline: February 21, 2023
  • Event Dates: May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00 application fee through Feb 14; $55 fee February 15-21
  • Award Info: $8550 + Mayor’s Purchase Award
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture

February 27, 2023 28 days left

Photographer Of The Month

Photographer Of The Month
  • Organization: For Photographers Only
  • Submission Deadline: February 27, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Submit your best photos for a chance to have your images displayed on the home-page of our website for an entire month and on our Instagram page (47k followers).
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

February 28, 2023 29 days left

TIDAL SHIFT AWARD

  • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Award Info: Division 1: Ages 14-18, $2,500, Division 2: Ages 19-22, $5,000
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists living in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

February 28, 2023 29 days left

Medically-Themed Art Contest

  • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $15 for two entries
  • Award Info: $100 Amazon gift card, artwork displayed for 1 year, and have a chance to have a written Q and A published on www.medmic.com or a live video interview.
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

March 1, 2023 30 days left

Lubbock Arts Festival - Juried Gallery 2023

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Event Dates: April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $30.00
  • Award Info: $1,000 IN CASH PRIZES
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all fine arts media

March 5, 2023 34 days left

5th Annual Into the Wild Art Competition

5th Annual Into the Wild Art Competition
  • Submission Deadline: March 5, 2023
  • Event Dates: March 15, 2023 - June 14, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2024 for Best in Show winners.
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

March 23, 2023 52 days left

$1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo

$1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
  • Submission Deadline: March 23, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all media.

March 28, 2023 57 days left

Boynes Emerging Artist Award 8th Edition | Virtual Solo Exhibition

Boynes Emerging Artist Award 8th Edition | Virtual Solo Exhibition
  • Submission Deadline: March 28, 2023
  • Entry Fee: 25-35
  • Award Info: Multiple opportunities to win 1000’s in cash prizes, 1 month virtual solo exhibition with partner [The Smart Artist Hub](https://www.smartartisthub.com/), website feature, publication and so much more
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all 2D and 3D artists

April 3, 2023 63 days left

Colored Pencil Society of America 31st International Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 3, 2023
  • Event Dates: June 22, 2023 - July 30, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: A $5,000 cash award and CIPPY trophy for the Best of Show winner, Up to 20 other cash awards of $300 or more
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists of any age. Artworks must be done in 100% colored pencil.

April 4, 2023 64 days left

36th September Competition

  • Submission Deadline: April 4, 2023
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2023 - October 7, 2023
  • Entry Fee: $40.00
  • Award Info: First Place: $800, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $300
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description

December 31, 2023 335 days left

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant- Deadline ONGOING

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Award Info: Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists working with visual arts and performing artists.

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