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 25, 2024 3 days left

$20,000 in Project Grants & Awards, Multimedia and Photographic Awards, Fiscal Sponsorship, & Review Santa Fe
Grants & Fellowships

$20,000 in Project Grants & Awards, Multimedia and Photographic Awards, Fiscal Sponsorship, & Review Santa Fe
  • Organization: CENTER Santa Fe
  • Submission Deadline: February 25, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Supports photographers and lens-based artists worldwide working in any genre and media with funding, awards, publication, presentation ++
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to lens-based artists

February 26, 2024 4 days left

NXTHVN Fellowship
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Award Info: Each fellow will receive studio or office space, a stipend, and subsidized housing during a paid 10-month intensive Fellowship Program
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Newhaven, CT 60511, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Proof of Covid vaccination is required.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

CitizensNYC
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: micro-grants up to $3,000 to community building projects
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY 10035, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all local based artists and organizers.

March 1, 2024 8 days left

Chicago Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Chicago , Illinois
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in Cook County

March 5, 2024 12 days left

CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: March 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 9, 2024
  • Award Info: grants up to $1,000 to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Montpelier, VT
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to US based artists

March 31, 2024 38 days left

Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 1, 2024 - April 30, 2025
  • Award Info: One cash award, up to $2,000, is made annually for travel, education, or research.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN 55406, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Eligibility is restricted to clay artists residing the United States (with US citizenship or student Visa status through the end of the grant year: April 30, 2024). ​who are currently pursuing a BA or BFA in ceramics at an accredited US institution, or

April 1, 2024 39 days left

Make Art Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Award Info: $500 to $3,000
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Rhode Island
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Rhode Island-baed artists

April 1, 2024 39 days left

New York City Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York City, New York
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in one of the five Boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island

April 3, 2024 41 days left

The Drawing Year, a full-scholarship programme for artists
Grants & Fellowships

The Drawing Year, a full-scholarship programme for artists
  • Organization: Royal Drawing School
  • Submission Deadline: April 3, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 1, 2024 - December 31, 2025
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Drawing
  • Location: London EC2A 3SG, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Regrettably, we are therefore not able to consider applications from international and EU students who are not eligible for a UK visa, Graduate visa or don't already have Settled/Pre-Settled Status granted under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

Applicants will usually have completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art or a related subject, but this is not essential.

April 16, 2024 54 days left

Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: April 16, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 1, 2024
  • Award Info: up to $20,000 per project—to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.
  • Eligibility: National
  • 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 u.s. based artists.

May 1, 2024 69 days left

Halstead Jewelry Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Award Info: grand prize consists of $7,500 in start-up capital and $1,000 in merchandise as well as recognition in the industry.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S.-based jewelry artists

May 14, 2024 82 days left

$3,500 & $1,000 Artist Grants | The Hopper Prize Spring 2024
Grants & Fellowships

$3,500 & $1,000 Artist Grants | The Hopper Prize Spring 2024
  • Submission Deadline: May 14, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $40 to submit 10 artworks
  • Award Info: 2 artists will each receive $3,500 and 4 artists will each receive $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.

May 15, 2024 83 days left

Arts Access Mini-Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Award Info: up to $2,000
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Description
Eligibility Info

This grants category is especially designed for new organizations that are not currently receiving TN Arts Commission funding. An organization is eligible to apply for funding if it is a nonprofit organization legally chartered in Tennessee, governmental (local or regional), and/or nongovernmental entity in possession of a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service declaring the organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

May 17, 2024 85 days left

McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Artists
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Award Info: Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2024. Fellowship support may be pursued for, but not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials; purchasing materials and equipment; collaborating with other artists; or pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The 2024 Fellowship recipients will deliver a workshop and at the culmination of the grant period, will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center that will also travel to 3 – 5 sites around the state of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This program is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN 55406, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Have or maintain MN residency for at least one year prior to application and for the duration of the fellowship year.

June 1, 2024 100 days left

San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: San Francisco, California
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma

June 12, 2024 111 days left

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 12, 2024
  • Award Info: Unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 is awarded to each prizewinner
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

You were born outside the United States to non-American parents
You are not more than 38 years old
You have 5 years of professional experience in design and possess a strong track record of creative and high-caliber work

August 31, 2024 191 days left

POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024
  • Award Info: The Foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist's professional work and personal expenses and amounts range up to $30,000.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, graphic artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories.

Ongoing application.

September 15, 2024 206 days left

Boston Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Boston , Massachusetts
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in one of the following counties: Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk

October 1, 2024 222 days left

Atlanta Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in one of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton

November 1, 2024 253 days left

Houston Artadia Awards
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024
  • Award Info: three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Houston, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must reside in Harris County

Ongoing

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, New York, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits. Second-party requests are honored only when the applicant is physically unable to communicate with the Foundation. Review procedures for completed applications begin as soon as they are received. Full review generally takes about four weeks from the time an application is complete. Situations with imminent deadlines will receive priority.

Ongoing

The Awesome Foundation
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: 1,000
  • Eligibility: International
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Anyone is eligible for a grant

Ongoing

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) Emergency Relief and Get Ready Grants
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: varies
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Montpelier,, Vermont
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must be working in a craft discipline, be 18 years of age or older, have been residing and working in the U.S. or U.S. Territories

Ongoing

Boynes Monthly Artist Award
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Entry Fee: $10
  • Award Info: $100
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must be over 18 years old and have been actively engaged in the art industry for at least three years and can demonstrate consistent practice through portfolio, group/solo exhibitions, etc.

Ongoing

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of their work; Painting, sculpture, or printmaking

Ongoing

Creative Debut’s Black Artist Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: £500
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all UK-based, black-identifying artists

Ongoing

Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund-Deadline ONGOING
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists in the Austin Texas area

Ongoing

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: The grants range from $500-$3,000
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. based artists working with visual arts and performing artists- a special emphasis in experimental artistic practices.

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