Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Southwestern 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 Southwestern 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 Southwest.

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

MORE COMING SOON: Our team is currently hard at work searching for opportunities in this region!

February 25, 2024 Ends today

$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 1 day left

Hand Building Pottery In-Person Ceramics Workshop
Workshops & Classes

  • Organization: Mendocino Art Center
  • Submission Deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Event Dates: March 4, 2024 - February 27, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Current MAC Members: $350 Non-members: $500
  • Categories: Sculpture
Description

March 1, 2024 5 days left

Lubbock Arts Festival - Juried Gallery 2024
Competition

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 13, 2024 - April 14, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30.00
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums

Ongoing

Spring Public Hikes at Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Event Dates: March 3, 2024 - May 26, 2024
  • Entry Fee: First 12 hikes free.
  • Award Info: Groups of up to 20 people will be guided by the Djerassi Hike Program Director, Danny Goldberg, and volunteer docents on a journey to explore 40+ sculptures and installations. These hikes span 3.5 miles with an elevation change of 300 feet over 3 hours. Join fellow art and nature enthusiasts on an inspiring walk through this majestic landscape.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Woodside, CA 94062
Description
Eligibility Info

In person and open to all.

March 10, 2024 14 days left

Collage the Planet: Environmentalism in Art Artist Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: March 10, 2024
  • Event Dates: April 16, 2024 - April 21, 2024
  • Award Info: A six-day, in-person collage artist residency in New Orleans
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting
  • Location: New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists who fit the requirements.

March 15, 2024 19 days left

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Award Info: gifted studio-based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for an entire year.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Roswell, New Mexico
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all mediums

Ongoing

Sound Immersion Experiences at Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Workshops & Classes

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Event Dates: March 30, 2024 - May 18, 2024
  • Award Info: Danny will guide you to the Artists Barn where you can lay down and relax to the soothing sounds of Gongs and Singing Bowls as they guide you into a deep meditation and help to rejuvenate and restore your energy.
  • Eligibility: Local
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Woodside, CA 94062, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists for an in-person event.

March 31, 2024 35 days left

Between Natura
Competition

Between Natura
  • Organization: The PETAL project
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 13, 2024 - October 19, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 10.00
  • Award Info: cash awards
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Denton, TX
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all Texas based artists.

June 5, 2024 101 days left

Headlands Artist in Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 35-45
  • Award Info: Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, housing, travel and living expenses. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. 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

November 1, 2024 250 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

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