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

May 5, 2024 19 days left

City of Loveland-LFRA Fire Station 7 and 10
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Award Info: Public artwork with a budget of $99,400 total.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Loveland, CO, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

The project is open to any professional artist residing within a 150-mile radius of Loveland, Colorado.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

Sista Creatives Rising The Sistas Uprising Fund
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Award Info: In 2024 We Are Distributing Seven $200 Grants with an Eighth $200 Grant Sponsored by For All Things Digital!
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S & Canada based artists.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

Farm Studio International Artist Residency in rural Rajasthan, India.
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no entry fee, however if accepted there is a Residency fee of $700 USD, with $200 USD is required as a deposit upon acceptance to hold your spot. (This is deducted from the full residency fee.)
  • Award Info: Residencies with a cohort of 2-8 artists from around the world.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Sirohi, Rajasthan 307043, India
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

27th “Solo Art Series” – An Opportunity to Shine
Competition

27th “Solo Art Series” – An Opportunity to Shine
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 15, 2024 - August 14, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $26
  • Award Info: 4 Month Long Solo Exhibitions & 8 Artist Showcases Will Be Awarded
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

53rd & 55th St. Viaduct Revitalization
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Award Info: Each selected artist will be provided a set stipend of $3,000 per panel for the use of their artwork. Selected artworks will be reproduced on vinyl on the existing panels by third party printing and installation company, Moss Inc (Moss).
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: Chicago, IL 60615, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

The selection will be restricted to artists who work in 2D formats in order to keep the reproduction on vinyl as true to the original as possible. This includes - but is not limited to - painters, muralists, photographers, digital painters and graphic artists. Artists with a connection to Hyde Park are encouraged to apply.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

2024 TCC Foundation Visual Art Scholarship
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Award Info: Visual artist scholarship of $1,000.00
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Tulsa, OK 74115, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

eligibility
applicant must be currently enrolled at Tulsa Community College for the 2022-2023 academic year
applicant must be an Art Major. (TCC Digital Media Majors are not eligible for this award)
artwork submitted must have been created in a TCC Art course.
applicants should have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
all artwork must be original by the student. No reproductions or master copies will be accepted.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

Mathews-Sanders 11th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 9, 2024 - August 9, 2026
  • Award Info: Each artist exhibiting sculpture will receive a $2,500.00 honorarium per sculpture, which includes the transportation, installation, and de-installation of the pieces.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: CLEVELAND, MS 38733, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

The call is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, using durable materials suitable for outside elements and change in temperature that requires little to no maintenance during the display period. The call is open to sculptures of all types. Preference will be given to artworks with a musical theme at the Grammy Museum and downtown Cleveland. The Bologna Performing Arts Center presents the best in the arts and entertainment through a series of national and international multi-disciplinary performances and hosts over 200 events per year.

May 5, 2024 19 days left

FMoPA 2024 International Photography Competition
Competition

FMoPA 2024 International Photography Competition
  • Organization: Florida Museum of photographic Arts
  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2024
  • Event Dates: February 5, 2024 - May 5, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $10 per image, max 15 images
  • Award Info: $1,000 cash (as selected by the judges) Consideration for exhibition at FMoPA's new location in the exciting Ybor City District in Tampa Digital art exhibition on FMoPA's website Group exhibition by FMoPA at Tampa International Airport
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to photographers.

May 6, 2024 20 days left

Howard County Arts Council Rising Star Performing Arts Competition
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024
  • Award Info: Up to 10 rising stars to compete for our $5,000 Rising Star Award.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Ellicott City, Maryland 21043, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Emerging performing artists with roots in Howard County can apply to be among the finalists who will perform at our Celebration gala — with the winner voted on by the audience! The competition is open to performers, both individuals and ensembles (up to four members), ages 18-35, who live, train, work or perform regularly in Howard County or have done so in the past.

May 6, 2024 20 days left

Nature & Fibers - City of Frisco, TX
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 5, 2024 - August 3, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however if selected for the exhibition, a $30 entry fee is due by check or credit card prior to load-in, along with a signed gallery guidelines document and artwork loan agreement available upon acceptance.
  • Award Info: Exhibition at The Frisco Discovery Center June 5 - August 3.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Frisco, TX 75034, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This open call for art is open to artists in Texas who are ages 18 & up. Only entries that meet the exhibition requirements will be considered for the exhibition.

May 6, 2024 20 days left

SDWS 44th International Exhibition
Exhibition

SDWS 44th International Exhibition
  • Organization: San Diego Watercolor Society
  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 29, 2024 - October 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Members $45 non-Members $55
  • Award Info: $20,000 in Cash and Merchandise, $5,000 First Prize
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists 18 years and older. Watercolor, acrylic and gouache mediums on paper, synthetic paper, wrapped canvas, or cradled wood panel are eligible.

May 6, 2024 20 days left

ArtSS In the Open 2024
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024
  • Award Info: A $1,500 honorarium
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Sculpture
  • Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30328, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to local, regional and national U.S. based artists.

May 8, 2024 22 days left

"Expressions of Humanity" - Free Entry, $1,000 Award Competition
Competition

"Expressions of Humanity" - Free Entry, $1,000 Award Competition
  • Submission Deadline: May 8, 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 to all artists, world-wide, above the age of 18 years of age.

May 9, 2024 23 days left

Crafting Compelling Art Prize Applications and Artist Statements
Workshops & Classes

Crafting Compelling Art Prize Applications and Artist Statements
  • Organization: Visual Artists Association
  • Submission Deadline: May 9, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 9, 2024 - May 9, 2024
  • Entry Fee: £19.99
  • Award Info: N/A
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

May 12, 2024 26 days left

2024/2025 Flying Solo Call for Artists - Nashville International Airport
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 12, 2024
  • Award Info: Exhibition space as well as an honorarium of $750-$1,500.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Nashville, TN 37214, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

This opportunity is only open to Tennessee residents or artists who can demonstrate a strong connection to Tennessee either through prior residency or their artwork.

May 12, 2024 26 days left

Del Ray Urban Sketchers
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: May 12, 2024
  • Event Dates: May 12, 2024 - May 12, 2024
  • Award Info: Urban sketchbooking emphasizes storytelling that conveys a sense of place or a moment in time through drawings completed from direct observations.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Alexandria, VA 22301, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all drawers.

May 13, 2024 27 days left

Sculpture at the Kavanagh - St. Charles, IL
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: May 13, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 27, 2024 - August 7, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35.00
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Sculpture
  • Location: Fox River Valley, Illinois
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to any 3-D work in any sculpture or craft medium to artists in these states: llinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. ​

May 14, 2024 28 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 29 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 15, 2024 29 days left

BIPOC Critics Lab Cohort
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Award Info: Participants who meet the attendance requirements will be assigned a future commissioned piece with compensation.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: NY, NY 10003, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The Public is honored to continue Solís’ commitment to creating an educational space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers in the realm of cultural criticism.

May 15, 2024 29 days left

2024-2025 RESIDENCIES IN CERAMICS AND WOODWORKING
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Award Info: Access to Wood and Lathe studios, a semi-private studio space, and a $3,000 stipend in exchange for working several hours per week.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC 27101, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

May 15, 2024 29 days left

Abandoned 2024
Competition

Abandoned 2024
  • Organization: The Chateau Gallery (TCG)
  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - March 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • Award Info: Curator's Choice, Director's Choice, Honorable Mentions
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Film/Video/New Media
  • Online Only: Yes
Description

May 15, 2024 29 days left

The Gallery at Green & Stone Call for Entries
Exhibition

The Gallery at Green & Stone Call for Entries
  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 30, 2024 - August 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Entry is £20 per artwork, with a maximum of 3 artworks to submit. Young artists (aged 30 or under at 15/05/2024) can submit work at a discounted rate of £15.
  • Award Info: A fully funded solo show and additional cash prizes.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: London SW3 6HY, United Kingdom
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

May 15, 2024 29 days left

Call for Submissions: Prequalified Artists for Public Art Program
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Award Info: Artists chosen for the Pre-qualified Artist List will be eligible for consideration for upcoming public art projects, murals, and sculpture installations in the City of Rahway.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Rahway, New Jersey 07065, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Professional artists and artist teams residing within a 50-mile radius of Rahway, New Jersey 07065.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.
Applicants are required to have a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate (or equivalent registration based on state of residence).

May 15, 2024 29 days left

James Laughlin Award
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Award Info: A full-length print book of original poetry, in English, by a living poet.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: New York, New York 10038, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Any poet who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, is eligible to apply:
U.S. Citizen; or,
resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or;
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.

May 15, 2024 29 days left

Artist Residencies in Key West, FL
Residency

Artist Residencies in Key West, FL
  • Organization: The Studios of Key West
  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Event Dates: October 2, 2024 - August 31, 2025
  • Entry Fee: $45
  • Award Info: Housing for 1 month in Key West.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Key West, FL 33040, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

May 17, 2024 31 days left

2024-2025 Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Solo Exhibition
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Award Info: display and sell work in a professionally curated and well-promoted show.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists must live in Palm Beach County, Florida

May 17, 2024 31 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.
  • 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.

May 17, 2024 31 days left

2024 International Miniature Show
Competition

2024 International Miniature Show
  • Organization: Parklane Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 3, 2024 - August 3, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15 for first piece / $5 for each additional piece up to 7 pieces max
  • Award Info: Best In Show $500, First Place $300, Second Place $200, plus multiple Honorable Mentions
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Kirkland, WA 98033, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists. Please see website for further details.

May 20, 2024 34 days left

Cold Wax International: A Juried Exhibition
Competition

Cold Wax International: A Juried Exhibition
  • Organization: Cold Wax Academy
  • Submission Deadline: May 20, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35 non-members, $25 members
  • Award Info: $400 1st prize, $250 2nd prize, $100 3rd prize
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

May 21, 2024 35 days left

The JGS Fellowship for Photography
Grants & Fellowships

  • Submission Deadline: May 21, 2024
  • Award Info: $8,000 cash grant
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Photography
  • Location: New York, New York 10018, United States
  • Online Only: Yes
Description
Eligibility Info

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is open to New York State photography artists, living and working anywhere in the following New York State regions: Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley and Long Island. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age at the time the application closes.

May 25, 2024 39 days left

Electric Plaid
Competition

  • Organization: Red Room Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: May 25, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 6, 2024 - June 29, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Award Info: $500 for the winner, honorable mentions may still be selected for display.
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Laguna Beach, California 92561, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists within the U.S.

May 26, 2024 40 days left

Art in Odd Places 2024: CARE / Open Call for Proposals
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: May 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: October 18, 2024 - October 20, 2024
  • Award Info: CARE invites artists to offer stations of care across the festival, where all are invited to stop, to rest, to CARE.
  • 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

Open to all artists.

May 27, 2024 41 days left

14th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Competition
Competition

14th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Competition
  • Organization: Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
  • Submission Deadline: May 27, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - June 30, 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

May 28, 2024 42 days left

PROUD+ 2024
Competition

PROUD+ 2024
  • Organization: The Studio Door
  • Submission Deadline: May 28, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 2, 2024 - August 3, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $35 per initial entry and $5 for per additional media. (3 max)
  • Award Info: 3 works will receive a Juror's Award certificate and a check for $100
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: San Diego, California
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to U.S. based artists in all mediums except Film/Video/New Media

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