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 2024!

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Guide to the Best Artist Opportunities in 2024

CATEGORY

June 13, 2024 Ends today

Ellarslie Open 41 Juried Show
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 13, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 13, 2024 - September 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Trenton Museum Society Members: $25 for first piece in your entry, $20 for each additional piece in your entry; Non-members: $30 for first piece, $20 for each additional piece.
  • Award Info: CASH PRIZES
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Trenton, NJ 08618, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists 18 and older
All media may be entered, except installations Artwork entered must not have previously been shown at Trenton City Museum
Artwork entered must have been created within the last three years, i.e. 2021 or later
Artwork must be entered via online submission at entrythingy.com

June 13, 2024 Ends today

17th International ARC Salon Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 13, 2024
  • Entry Fee: First entry: $93.00 (includes free copy of the 17th/18th ARC Salon book if shipping is paid at checkout. This book is an approximate 500 page hard bound book that will retail between $65 - $75) Additional entries: $73.00 Entering the same work in an additional category is $53.00 per additional category.
  • Award Info: Over $130,000 in cash awards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Port Reading, NJ 07064, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 14, 2024 1 day left

2024 Los Angeles County Arts and Health Week Summit
Services

  • Submission Deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all.

June 14, 2024 1 day left

Call for Curatorial Exhibit Proposals
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 27, 2024 - November 8, 2025
  • Award Info: Stipend and exhibit awarded to curators of approved proposals. Exhibition advertising and promotions included.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Group exhibits of three or more artists are preferred. Curators working with a solo artist are also welcome to apply.
Potential artists must be contacted by curators prior to submission of proposal to confirm interest.
Exhibitors must be living artists who reside within 100 miles of San Rafael California during the exhibit dates.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Essere Writer & Artist Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 13, 2024 - September 27, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Tuscany, Italy
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

La Porte Peinte: Open Call for June 2025
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however residency fees apply. Please see website for further details
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Noyers sur Serein 89310, France
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists and artist groups.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Southern Tier Center For Emerging Artists - STCEA Anniversary Show
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30 for three entries
  • Award Info: Best In Show, Awards of Distinction, Artist's Choice, People's Choice
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

International artists age 16+

June 15, 2024 2 days left

CALL FOR ENTRIES - SIGNS OF RURAL LIFE
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 12, 2024 - August 18, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30 non-refundable entry fee required
  • Award Info: First Place - $250 . Second Place - $175 . Third Place - $125 · People's Choice - $75
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Wayne, NE 68787, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists of all career levels from emerging to professional, 18 years of age or older.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Underground: A hybrid art show
Exhibition

Underground: A hybrid art show
  • Organization: The Holy Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 29, 2024 - July 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: £55
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London E8 2DA, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Nostalgia
Exhibition

Nostalgia
  • Organization: Azalea Arts Community
  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - September 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $6
  • Award Info: Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place. The 1st Place winner will be prominently featured on our home page for the duration of the exhibition.
  • 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 to all artists.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Stove Works Guest Curators Program 2026
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Pay close attention to our tiered application fee: $10 - May 15 - May 31, 11:59 PM EST (First two weeks) $20 - June 1 - June 7th, 11:59 PM EST (Third week) $30 - June 8 - June 15, 11:59 PM (Last week)
  • Award Info: The Guest Curators will be provided a Curator’s Fee, an exhibition budget, and support from Stove Works staff.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Chattanooga, TN 37408, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all curators.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

CALL FOR EXHIBITS 2024/25
Exhibition

CALL FOR EXHIBITS 2024/25
  • Organization: Gifts of Art - Michigan Medicine
  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Call for Art - Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, and Politics in 2024
Exhibition

Call for Art - Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, and Politics in 2024
  • Organization: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: October 4, 2024 - November 16, 2024
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Rochester, New York 14604, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists located in the United States of all backgrounds, identities, and those exploring all narratives of genderqueerness are invited to apply.

June 15, 2024 2 days left

Call For Photography: Shadow and Light
Exhibition

Call For Photography: Shadow and Light
  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 1, 2024 - September 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20 entry fee
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers.

June 17, 2024 4 days left

A Sense of Place
Exhibition

A Sense of Place
  • Organization: Art Association of Jackson Hole
  • Submission Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 18, 2024 - August 16, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 1-3 entries
  • Award Info: $300 Best in Show, $200 People's Choice
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Jackson, Wyoming 83001, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This call is open to artists anywhere in the Rocky Mountain West, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

June 17, 2024 4 days left

Call for Artists - Small Works: 46th Harper College National Juried Exhibition
Exhibition

Call for Artists - Small Works: 46th Harper College National Juried Exhibition
  • Organization: Harper College
  • Submission Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 3, 2024 - October 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 30 for 3 entries
  • Award Info: Purchase Awards & Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Palatine, IL 60067, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

All artists age 18 and over living in the United States are eligible.

June 17, 2024 4 days left

2024 “Summer 5 for $10” Online Art Competition
Competition

2024 “Summer 5 for $10” Online Art Competition
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 5, 2024 - September 5, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Fees: $10 for 5 entries
  • Award Info: The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 17, 2024 4 days left

NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 4, 2024 - October 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $40 for 5 artwork submissions in your application
  • Award Info: As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY to take place the following year.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70130, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 17, 2024 4 days left

Publication and Gallery Exhibition - Open to all mediums and subjects
Competition

Publication and Gallery Exhibition - Open to all mediums and subjects
  • Organization: Overt Space
  • Submission Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 26, 2024 - September 8, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: $500-$1,000 in cash prizes
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: STOUGHTON, Wisconsin 53589, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists.

Ongoing

Art Curating & Exhibition Management - Short Course
Competition

Art Curating & Exhibition Management - Short Course
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Event Dates: June 18, 2024 - July 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is a course fee, as mentioned above, of £165. Members of the VAA are entitled to an exclusive discount, making the fee just £110
  • 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 to all artists with access to a computer.

June 19, 2024 6 days left

2024 Eastern Regional Exhibition
Exhibition

2024 Eastern Regional Exhibition
  • Organization: Oil Painters of America
  • Submission Deadline: June 19, 2024
  • Event Dates: October 11, 2024 - November 8, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: $11,500 in cash & merchandise with $4,000 best in show
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Raleigh, NC 27615, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists eligible to compete are citizens of the United States and Canada who reside in: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Labrador, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, who are 2023 OPA members. Members that are citizens of the United States or Canada are eligible to participate regardless of where they live.

June 20, 2024 7 days left

International Exhibitions Contemporary Art Magazine: Issue 7, Enjoying the color
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 20, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally, please see organizations rules pertaining to artists from Russia and Belarus.

June 20, 2024 7 days left

Innovate Artist Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 20, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, US + International, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted:

June 20, 2024 7 days left

🌸 SPRING * $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
Competition

🌸 SPRING * $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo
  • Organization: Innovate Grant
  • Submission Deadline: June 20, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 35
  • Award Info: Awards: 2 x $1,800.00 USD Grants // 12 x Honorable Mentions
  • 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 artists

June 20, 2024 7 days left

Creating Campaigns for Limited Edition Prints
Workshops & Classes

Creating Campaigns for Limited Edition Prints
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: June 20, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 20, 2024 - June 20, 2024
  • Entry Fee: £19.99 for non members of VAA and free for all Premium members
  • Eligibility: International
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

June 20, 2024 7 days left

Call for Artists: The Road Ahead
Exhibition

Call for Artists: The Road Ahead
  • Organization: RIVAA Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 20, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 27, 2024 - July 14, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York City, New York
Description
Eligibility Info

An international panel of jurors will select the top Gen-Z artists from New York City

June 21, 2024 8 days left

$1,000 Evolution Grant
Grants & Fellowships

$1,000 Evolution Grant
  • Organization: Art Fluent
  • Submission Deadline: June 21, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 35.00
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • 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 to all artists.

June 21, 2024 8 days left

2024 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP)
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 21, 2024
  • Award Info: $1,500
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: WA, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must be 18 years of age or older;
Washington State residents at the time of both application and payment (payment will be made in the October 2023).

June 24, 2024 11 days left

Public Art Water Treatment Plant
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Award Info: Up to four finalists will be selected by the Public Art Review Committee to create a concept proposal and will receive $1,500 as a concept stipend. Total project budget is $150,000.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Northfield, Minnesota 55057, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Candidates must be professional artists, as stated in your resume, and eligible to work in the United States. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status or physical ability. Artists are NOT eligible if they are immediate family or business partners of the Public Art Review Committee or program staff.

June 25, 2024 12 days left

Environmental Challenges
Competition

Environmental Challenges
  • Organization: Decagon Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 25, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20 for 4 images. $4 each additional
  • Award Info: - First Place entry will receive $300 - Second Place entry will receive $200 - Third Place entry will receive $100
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers over 18.

June 25, 2024 12 days left

Win an online Solo Exhibition in July 2024
Competition

Win an online Solo Exhibition in July 2024
  • Organization: All About Photo
  • Submission Deadline: June 25, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $45/14 images
  • Award Info: online solo exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to photographers

June 26, 2024 13 days left

VAO Phase 3
Competition

VAO Phase 3
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Entry Fee: £20 for 1st submission and £10 per additional artwork, max of £60. Please see website for Young Artist submission costs.
  • Award Info: VAO24 prizes totaling £10,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London W1W 7LT, United Kingdom
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The competition is open to both amateur and professional artists, working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture & young artists (16 -24)

June 26, 2024 13 days left

6th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition
Competition

6th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Students can receive lower entry fees. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 26, 2024 13 days left

Hide Tanning and Parfleche Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 30, 2024 - October 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada
Description
Eligibility Info

This program welcomes Indigenous visual artists with traditional and/or contemporary arts practices interested in hide-tanning processes and working with parfleche. Applicants must be ages 18+ at the time of the program start date.

June 27, 2024 14 days left

Introducing the Momentum Artist Growth Programme
Workshops & Classes

Introducing the Momentum Artist Growth Programme
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: June 27, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 27, 2024 - June 27, 2024
  • 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 artists

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