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 1, 2024 10 days left

CIAR’s Fall Residency Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 3, 2024 - September 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however residency fees may 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: Cuttyhunk Island, MA 02713, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 1, 2024 10 days left

Sixth Annual Online Juried Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25, additional media fee is $5
  • Award Info: The list of awards will be published. The David Latin Williams Foundation award is $250. Second prize is $150. Third prize is $100.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: NJ, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The list of awards will be published. The David Latin Williams Foundation award is $250. Second prize is $150. Third prize is $100. There will be two Honorable Mentions of $50 each.
All winners and honorable mentions will be displayed.

June 1, 2024 10 days left

Online Paint Along 111: Conquering the Challenge of Painting Summer Greenery
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $26.99
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists with accessibility to a computer for this remote workshop.

June 1, 2024 10 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 1, 2024 10 days left

McColl Center Winter/Spring 2025 Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 7, 2025 - April 14, 2025
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Award Info: Stipend
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 1, 2024 10 days left

Grand Central Atelier, The Improvisational Still Life Workshop
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 8, 2024 - July 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no registration fee, but tuition fees apply. Please see website for further details.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Ridgewood, N
Description
Eligibility Info

This course is open to all levels and there will be instruction geared towards beginners and advanced students alike. This is an in person workshop.

June 1, 2024 10 days left

Grand Central Atelier, Botanical Bas Relief en Plein Air Workshop
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 28, 2024 - June 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no registration fee, but tuition fees apply. Please see website for further details.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: CT, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists. Workshop is in person.

June 1, 2024 10 days left

9th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Competition
Competition

9th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Competition
  • Organization: Fusion Art
  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 5, 2024 - July 4, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 for 1-2 images / $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

June 2, 2024 11 days left

What Is Art | 7th Edition | Call For Artists
Exhibition

What Is Art | 7th Edition | Call For Artists
  • Organization: Boomer Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 2, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 7, 2024 - June 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Application is free, but a £169 fee applies for each selected artist. This fee covers an extensive suite of benefits, please see website for more details.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London SE1 2TU, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 2, 2024 11 days left

2025 Funded Residency In Western Australia
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 2, 2024
  • Award Info: grant of $7,500
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Margaret River 6258, Australia
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists 18 +.

June 3, 2024 12 days left

Call For Texas Artists: 11th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition | $10k Top Prize
Exhibition

Call For Texas Artists: 11th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition | $10k Top Prize
  • Organization: Artspace111
  • Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35+
  • Award Info: $15,000 total prizes | $10,000 top prize
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Texas artists

June 3, 2024 12 days left

Art & Algae: Cyanotype printing with Seaweed and Sunlight
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Class Cost: $154 NO MEMBER DISCOUNT IS AVAILABLE. THIS IS A NON MAC WORKSHOP. Tuition includes a required supply fee of $25 for 4-5 pieces of art on fine art paper provided by the instructor.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Mendocino, CA 95460, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists in the area as this is an in-person workshop.

June 3, 2024 12 days left

Colony Emerging Design Studio Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024
  • Award Info: Colony will also fund up to $1,700 worth of studio fees for residents.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY 10013, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to u.s. based artists.

June 5, 2024 14 days left

Artist in Residence: 2024-2025 Call
Residency

Artist in Residence: 2024-2025 Call
  • Organization: A to Z Wineworks
  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Newberg, OR 97132
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

June 5, 2024 14 days left

PAPERWORKS 2024
Competition

PAPERWORKS 2024
  • Organization: b.j. spoke gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Award Info: Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 5, 2024 14 days left

IMAGINATION - JURIED NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 13, 2024 - August 11, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $45 for up to 3 entries. $35 for STAC artist level members (valid through Aug.2024 Artists may join at time of entry.
  • Award Info: $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $300 Third Place
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: SAINT JAMES, NY 11780, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists ages 21 and over. Entries may not have been shown previously at Mills Pond
Gallery. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last three years. No reproductions, giclees, photography, AI or digital art.

June 7, 2024 16 days left

2024 RFP Open Call: Murals along Noonday Creek Trail
Public Art & Proposals

2024 RFP Open Call: Murals along Noonday Creek Trail
  • Organization: Town Center Community
  • Submission Deadline: June 7, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Kennesaw, Georgia 30144, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all mural artists.

June 7, 2024 16 days left

Call for Art -BEYOND THE SCARS
Competition

Call for Art -BEYOND THE SCARS
  • Organization: Art Fluent
  • Submission Deadline: June 7, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25 first entry/$10 for each additional entry
  • Award Info: All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com Best of Show: $750 Two Director’s Choice awards: $250 each
  • 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 8, 2024 17 days left

SEEING THE SEA - COASTAL AND MARINE PAINTING
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: June 8, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 8, 2024 - June 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: LAA Member: $350 ; Non-LAA Members: $375
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Painting
  • Location: Old Lyme, CT 06371
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists. Workshop is in person.

June 8, 2024 17 days left

January - June 2025 Residencies at MASS MoCA
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 8, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: North Adams, MA 01247, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

June 9, 2024 18 days left

Share Prize XVI, ‘ALL-NATURAL’
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: June 9, 2024
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Torino 10124, Italy
Description
Eligibility Info

The competition is open to both Italian and foreign artists.

June 9, 2024 18 days left

Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grants
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 9, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 1, 2024 - February 28, 2025
  • Award Info: Grants range between $500 and $6,000.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: KY, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Eligible artists must reside in the Great Meadows Foundation region which encompasses the 120 counties of Kentucky, and the Greater Louisville area of Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana.

June 10, 2024 19 days left

2025 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Visual Arts and Curatorial Work
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Award Info: $50,000
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: New York, NY 10021, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Applicants must:

Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2024 (born on or after January 1, 1986). ​​Exceptions will be made for applicants who were born between January 1, 1984, and December 31, 1985 who experienced career interruptions due to caregiving, medical, military or parental leave.
Have lived in the United States for at least 4 years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2020).
Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; an H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card. Please note that other types of visas including TN, F-1, J-1 visa holders are not eligible for the prize.
Have at least 5 years of professional experience in visual arts or curatorial work.
Have completed at least 3 implemented, professional solo or collective visual arts or curatorial projects.
Not be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (Exceptions may apply for some doctoral students who will complete their program this year).
Intend to pursue a career in the United States.

June 10, 2024 19 days left

Call for Entries: ABSTRACTION
Competition

Call for Entries: ABSTRACTION
  • Organization: PhotoPlace Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 2, 2024 - August 23, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Submission: $39 for the first 5 images, $6 each additional
  • Award Info: 35 images for the Exhibition Gallery, and 40 more for our Online Gallery. Distinctions for Juror’s Award, Director’s Award, and Honorable Mention
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Middlebury, VT 05445, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to photographers

June 10, 2024 19 days left

Headlands Artist in Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Regular (May 7–June 10): $45
  • Award Info: Paid roundtrip airfare, and up to $1,000 a month of either a stipend or reimbursed expenses
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists

June 10, 2024 19 days left

4C Exhibition Program
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: San Gabriel, CA 91776, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

We focus on Chinese Community.Our audiences are mostly native speakers of Chinese. We require all the statements(artist statements and artwork statements) are in Chinese. And bilingual texts in both Chinese/English are highly recommended.

June 10, 2024 19 days left

Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships 2024
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Award Info: $5,000 unrestricted awards of merit
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Cheyenne, WY 82002, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

ELIGIBILITY

Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
Must not be a full-time student pursuing high school, college, or university art-related degrees.
Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal resident status (evidence of U.S. citizenship, resident status and state residency may be required).
May not be affiliated with the Wyoming Arts Council either as a board member or staff member, including their families, whether full-time, part-time or contractual.
May not be an employee of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.
Must have been domiciled within the state borders for a total of 20 months in the previous two years.
Must remain a Wyoming resident for at least one year after award, living in the state for at least 10 months of the year.
Applicants must register or update their information in the Wyoming Arts Council’s Artists and Venues Directory.
Must not have received a Visual Arts fellowship within the last four years.
May receive a total of two fellowship awards in your lifetime.
You may enter the competition only once by the deadline. Jurors may choose not to award the number of fellowships or honorable mentions available.

June 10, 2024 19 days left

Artist in Residence at Headlands
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Early Bird: $35, Regular: $45 please see website for further details.
  • Award Info: Artists in residency are considered for various awards. 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: Sausalito, CA 94965
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists. Please see further details before applying.

June 10, 2024 19 days left

Chamberlain Award
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Regular (May 7–June 10): $25
  • Award Info: a fully sponsored artist residency and $10,000 prize
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.

June 10, 2024 19 days left

Chiaro Award 2025
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Regular (May 7–June 10): $25
  • Award Info: a fully sponsored artist residency and $15,000 prize for a mid-career painter
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S. based mid-career painters.

June 12, 2024 21 days left

"Representation v. Abstraction" - Free Entry, $1,000 Award Competition
Competition

"Representation v. Abstraction" - Free Entry, $1,000 Award Competition
  • Submission Deadline: June 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Entry is free; only those artists whose submissions are chosen as finalists will be required to pay a $35 participation fee
  • Award Info: $1,000
  • 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

June 12, 2024 21 days left

Call for Entry - Seeing Each Other: Portraits in Time and Place
Exhibition

  • Organization: Northern Illinois University Art Museum
  • Submission Deadline: June 12, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 27, 2024 - October 19, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: DeKalb, Illinois 60115, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

The NIU Art Museum is currently accepting submissions in all media. This call is open to all artists in the United States 18 years of age or older.

June 12, 2024 21 days left

Hedgebrook Writers in Residence
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Residency fees may apply, please see website for further details.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Freeland, WA 98249, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all women-identified writers,18 and older, whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come.

June 12, 2024 21 days left

Street + Night + Architecture
Competition

Street + Night + Architecture
  • Organization: Black Box Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: June 12, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - July 25, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $40 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos)
  • Award Info: All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books in addition to the show.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Portland, Oregon 97214, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers.

June 13, 2024 22 days left

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.

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