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!

Remember, 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!

Are you in the US and looking for the best opportunities in your region?
You can find Artwork Archive’s guides to the artist opportunities in your region using the guides below:

Western United States Guide

Midwestern United States Guide

Southwestern United States Guide

Southeastern United States Guide

Northeastern United States Guide


Guide to the Best Artist Opportunities in 2024

June 30, 2024 71 days left

Sketch for Survival
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Award Info: Just 100 artworks are selected from all submissions to be exhibited in London & Edinburgh, as well as competing for our Artist awards.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Happisburgh, Norwich NR12 0QQ, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Please see website for details on eligibility.

July 1, 2024 72 days left

Embracing Our Differences Outdoor Exhibit
Competition

Embracing Our Differences Outdoor Exhibit
  • Organization: Embracing Our Differences Out Door Exhibition
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 19, 2025 - April 13, 2025
  • Award Info: . Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Sarasota, Fl
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 1, 2024 72 days left

32nd Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition
Competition

32nd Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition
  • Organization: Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 5, 2024 - December 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: $1750 total in awards
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Niceville, FL 32578, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 17, 2024 88 days left

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Competition

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
  • Organization: Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
  • Submission Deadline: July 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: November 9, 2024 - December 5, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $40
  • Award Info: Over US$65,000 in cash and prizes to be won, plus exhibiting in the
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

July 20, 2024 91 days left

2024 New England Regional Juried Exhibition
Competition

2024 New England Regional Juried Exhibition
  • Organization: The Guild of Boston Artists
  • Submission Deadline: July 20, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 31, 2024 - September 28, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $50 for non-members
  • Award Info: $2200 in Awards and Cash Prizes
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Boston, MA 02116, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists regionally. Please see details for further requirements.

Ongoing

JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: $5,000 (average: US$2,000)
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, New York 10019, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Only submission from U.S. organizations with 501(C)(3) status will be accepted.

December 31, 2024 255 days left

Fish Factory, Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however residency fee's still apply. Please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: The purpose of the program is to provide emerging and established artists, creatives, designers and progressive thinkers a port for free expression and a place to meet with other creative people in a small collaborative community. We offer our artists time and space to focus and introspect on their practice on their own terms.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

Ongoing

"Studio Sundays" Series by Create! Magazine: Share Your Creative Space
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: Published artists will receive promotion on our website and featured spots on our social media platforms.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Create! Magazine welcomes submissions from artists, makers, designers, and more.

March 31, 2025 345 days left

14th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition
Competition

14th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition
  • Organization: PleinAir Magazine
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025
  • Entry Fee: 29
  • Award Info: $50,000 ALL Cash Prizes
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

Ongoing

IHRAM Literary Magazine
Competition

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

Open to all artists and writers.

Add this to your Artwork Archive schedule.
Never miss an important deadline.

Plus, prepare for applications and organize
your entire art business with a free 14-day trial.

Already have an account? Log In