Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities in the Western 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 Western 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 West.

Remember, you can now save the important deadlines for your favorite opportunities right in your Artwork Archive account.

When you find a call that interests you, simply click ‘Add to Schedule' and the call's deadline will be automatically added to your Schedule. You'll also receive weekly reminders to keep you on top of your game.

We will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often, and let us know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!

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


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

May 28, 2024 1 day left

PROUD+ 2024

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
Eligibility Info

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

June 12, 2024 16 days left

Street + Night + Architecture

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
Eligibility Info

Open to all photographers.

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