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

February 24, 2024 2 days left

TIDES OF TIMES: A CONVERSATION ON MARITIME ASIA IN ART AND TRADE
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 24, 2024
  • Event Dates: February 24, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 15
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: SEATTLE, WA 98101, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

In person conversation and workshop at the Seattle Art Museum.

February 26, 2024 4 days left

Forecast Open Call Ninth Edition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Award Info: Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from anywhere in the world the chance to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. As an international mentorship program with annual editions, Forecast transcends neatly defined disciplines and genres to provide insight into creative production processes, and carve out space for the questions on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Anyone from anywhere who is working creatively in a field that they consider connected with one of the mentors in this year’s edition, or in related practices. We recommend looking at the mentors’ statements and familiarizing yourself with their work before deciding whether to apply, and with what project. After all, you and the mentor would work together for several months if you’re selected, so you should have an idea of what they would be able to provide in their mentorship role.

February 26, 2024 4 days left

Open Call - Forecast Mentorships
Competition

Open Call - Forecast Mentorships
  • Organization: Forecast
  • Submission Deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Artistic practitioners and cultural producers working in all creative fields, anywhere in the world, are encouraged to apply

February 26, 2024 4 days left

Off Center - An International Ceramic Competition: 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 6, 2024 - May 18, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: 1st: $500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Location: Roseville, California
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to ceramic artists

February 26, 2024 4 days left

14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition
Competition

14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts
  • Award Info: 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 internationally to all mediums except film/video/new media

February 29, 2024 7 days left

Figurative juried Art Competition
Competition

Figurative juried Art Competition
  • Organization: Blue Koi Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 4 images
  • Award Info: A $100 cash prize awarded to the 1st place winner, Top winners receive digital certificates, recognition on our website, newsletter, and extensive media coverage.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists depicting the figure.

February 29, 2024 7 days left

Open Call for Visual Artists - Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Award Info: Each artist selected will receive at least $1,000 towards the completion of their proposed project.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists currently living in New York City

February 29, 2024 7 days left

February PleinAir Salon $50,000 Art Competition
Competition

February PleinAir Salon $50,000 Art Competition
  • Organization: PleinAir Magazine
  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Event Dates: February 2, 2024 - February 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Early Bird: $29/$12 Regular: $38/$16
  • Award Info: $2050 per month, over $50,000 annually
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to painters

February 29, 2024 7 days left

Call for Community Engaged Artists
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Award Info: $3,000-5,000 stipend to create a project at MJN’s 1-day Street Work Earth in Queens, NY, during Climate Week (Sept 22-29, 2024), and/or invited to other opportunities we’re creating.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

February 29, 2024 7 days left

“Future” Open Call to Artists and Writers
Competition

“Future” Open Call to Artists and Writers
  • Organization: ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal
  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20+ USD
  • Award Info: The selected artists and writers, up to 40, will be published in our print and digital magazine and the two-year online exhibition, as well as receive a free digital copy of the magazine. Four will also receive a feature section with a profile written about them. All benefit from professional portfolio presentation to art lovers and engage our readers through our social media, website, and print and digital issues. ArtAscent provides the opportunity for the voices and visions of writers and artists to be shared in a professional and accessible platform.
  • 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

February 29, 2024 7 days left

Open Call “Cat Laundry”
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Award Info: We offer exhibition space with equipment, a bar, advertising via email and various websites and social media and web and print flyers, organization of the work texts, the lecture, the documentation. We do not charge a fee for applications, exhibitions, etc. We are a free, self-organized project space and work on a voluntary basis. 64th exhibition in gallery and park 3.5. – June 14, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
Description
Eligibility Info

Object, sculpture, installation, photo, painting, drawing, printmaking, video with credits, sound is possible. A performative contribution such as performance, VJ or similar to the vernissage, artist talk or finissage is desired. GG3 submits an application for approval to the Mitte district of Berlin for the exhibition in the park.

Works: Individual artists or existing artist groups can apply online with a maximum of three works. Works in the Park 1st-5th must be looked after by the artists. Please indicate whether the works should be shown in the gallery or in the park, No. 1 - 6.

Gallery: Regional artists are welcome to be present for the vernissage and the artist talk, as is supervision at one of the exhibition dates.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

ART 64: Live Painting Tournament
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Awards: Minimum $100 for participation, up to $20,000 grand prize for winner.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Tosa, Wisconsin
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

New Bedford Art Museum $1K First Prize For Artists
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $40 for 5 images
  • Award Info: Cash Prizes: $1000 first place, $500 second place
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Surel's Place Month-long Residencies
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: one month residencies (more time may be possible, but must be justified within the application). free rent free utilities free wi-fi modest living stipend of $100 per week $300 travel stipend use of well-maintained bicycles for transportation free or discounted tickets to art events and movies free marketing via our website, Facebook, targeted emails, online public calendars, and press releases free professional event hosting including catering, curating, and logistics.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Boise, ID 83701, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Lubbock Arts Festival - Juried Gallery 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 13, 2024 - April 14, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums

March 1, 2024 8 days left

51st Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Competition
Competition

51st Annual Hoyt Regional Juried Art Competition
  • Organization: Arts & Education at the Hoyt
  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 21, 2024 - July 25, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 35.00
  • Award Info: $600 first place, $400 second place, $200 third place
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New Castle, PA 16101, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists 21+ living within a 250-mile radius of New Castle, PA

Ongoing

Year-Round Open Call for Artists at Sojourner Gallery
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Solo Or Small Group Exhibition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Ames, Iowa 50010, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to u.s. based artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

apexart International Open Call
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Winning proposals receive $10,000 in funding as well as staff support.
  • 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.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Through the Lens of the Maltese Woman
Competition

  • Organization: International Human Rights Art Movement (IHRAM)
  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Featured in the IHRAM's upcoming anthology. $25 per published piece.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Wisconsin Midsummer Festival of the Arts Call
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Cash Awards.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Prix Ars Electronica 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 24, 2024 - September 8, 2024
  • Award Info: Winners are eligible for the coveted Golden Nica awards and monetary prizes of up to 10,000 euros in each category.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Linz 4040, Austria
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Network Grants
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 15, 2024 - December 15, 2025
  • Award Info: Seven (7) grants of between $5,000 - $25,000 each will be awarded for projects to support both the development of new or emerging disaster preparedness networks that include performing arts and culture organizations, and the expansion of existing networks to increase participation among performing arts organizations.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Network must include a cultural heritage and a performing arts organization as co-leads of the
project. One should be designated as the recipient of grant funds, if awarded.
 Leadership of the applicant organizations must endorse the application.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

9th Annual Artist’s Choice Art Competition
Competition

9th Annual Artist’s Choice Art Competition
  • Organization: Fusion Art
  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: March 5, 2024 - April 4, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 1 image / $40 for up to 5 images
  • Award Info: Choice of a cash prize or complimentary one-year membership to Fusion Art's Members Gallery for Best in Show winners.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Critical Reflection: Embedded Perspectives
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Project grant of max. CHF 25,000 Pro Helvetia funding must not make up more than 50% of the total budget of the project submitted The project grant may cover salaries, administrative costs, the costs of project support and targeted communication
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Zürich CH-8024, Switzerland
Description
Eligibility Info

Pro Helvetia promotes the professional contemporary Swiss art and cultural production (without film) with a view to diversity as well as national and international reach.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Funds nonprofit organizations to present touring artists in venues across New England.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Boston, MA 02118, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Be based in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

March 1, 2024 8 days left

International Ceramics Competition - Carouge 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: Cash Prize
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Carouge 1227, Switzerland
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 2, 2024 9 days left

The Boomer Art Prize: 2nd Edition - Call for Artists | £10,000 in Cash Awards!
Competition

The Boomer Art Prize: 2nd Edition - Call for Artists | £10,000 in Cash Awards!
  • Organization: Boomer Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: March 2, 2024
  • Entry Fee: £35
  • Award Info: Win up to £10,000 in Cash Awards!
  • 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 3, 2024 10 days left

Dystopia Sound Art Biennial 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 3, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 6, 2024 - September 29, 2024
  • Award Info: The DYSTOPIA Biennial is funded by the Senate of Berlin with a fixed budget. For new projects selected through the open call process, we have an average production budget of 2000€, including material costs and rental equipment. The budget for each project could be higher/lower. As Errant Sound is a project space run by artists and not by an institution, self-organisation and mutual support are important to us.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Berlin D-10179, Germany
Description
Eligibility Info

Living / working in or out of India, or the European region.

March 4, 2024 11 days left

Wondering in Nature - Juried Exhibition
Competition

Wondering in Nature - Juried Exhibition
  • Organization: Overt Space
  • Submission Deadline: March 4, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 19, 2024 - June 2, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: $450 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

2D artists from around the USA

March 4, 2024 11 days left

38th ANNUAL ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2024-25
Competition

  • Organization: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
  • Submission Deadline: March 4, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 23, 2024 - May 15, 2025
  • Entry Fee: 45.00
  • Award Info: All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1700 honorarium. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $4,000 for First Place, $3,000 for Second Place and $2,000 for Third Place. The new Best of Show Award recipient will receive $5000.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Boone, NC 28607, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based sculpture artists

March 4, 2024 11 days left

The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 4, 2024
  • Award Info: Workshop Grants ($3,000), Production Grants ($7,000), and Family Grants ($4,000).
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all u.s. based artists.

March 6, 2024 13 days left

Woodward Guest Residency
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 5, 2024 - June 28, 2024
  • Award Info: Access to the building from 9AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday for the duration of your Guest Residency. • Guest Residents will work in the communal Great Room, with library etiquette. • Open invite to weekly resident gatherings. • A supportive and engaged community of working creatives.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

March 6, 2024 13 days left

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum 2024 Far & Wide, National Call
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Woodstock, NY 12498, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all u.s. based artists.

March 6, 2024 13 days left

AXA Art Prize
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024
  • Award Info: PRIZES: First Prize: $10,000 cash prize Second Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The AXA Art Prize US is a juried art competition open to undergraduate and graduate art students in the US.

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