Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Midwestern U.S.

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The Artwork Archive team set out to find the best art opportunities, artist grants, and calls for entry for visual artists in the Midwestern United States.

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, specifically in the Midwest.

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Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Midwestern U.S.

February 29, 2024 Ends today

Powderhorn Art Fair
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Award Info: Selected by jury to participate in the Art Fair. First, Second, Third Place, Honorable Mention, and Spirit of Powderhorn recipients will be invited back with the jury and booth fees waived. Twenty invitational award winners will be invited back with the jury fee waived but must pay a booth fee.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Description

March 1, 2024 1 day 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 1 day 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 1, 2024 1 day 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 1 day left

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 35
  • Award Info: offers a $175 weekly stipend, housing, and a private studio.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Nebraska City,, Nebraska
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

March 1, 2024 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day left

Call for Entries, Art Installations for Art in the Park, 2024
Public Art & Proposals

Call for Entries, Art Installations for Art in the Park, 2024
  • Organization: Columbia Art League
  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: June 1, 2024 - June 2, 2024
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Columbia, MO 65201, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

March 4, 2024 4 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 10, 2024 10 days left

Call for Art: Person Place Thing
Exhibition

Call for Art: Person Place Thing
  • Organization: Dayton Society of Artists
  • Submission Deadline: March 10, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 5, 2024 - May 18, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15 per piece up to 3 pieces
  • Award Info: $600 in Awards
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Dayton, OH 45403, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S. artists.

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