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.

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June 1, 2024 5 days left

The Playful Spirit
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: July 11, 2024 - September 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $15 for 1 entry, $10 for each additional entry. Maximum of 10 entries.
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Chico, CA, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Original artworks created by artists residing in Northern California, defined as San Jose and all points north, east, and west to the state border.

July 12, 2024 46 days left

Politically Charged 2024
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: July 12, 2024
  • Event Dates: August 31, 2024 - October 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Roseville, California
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

August 16, 2024 81 days left

The Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: August 16, 2024
  • Event Dates: September 21, 2024 - September 28, 2024
  • Entry Fee: There is a $20 non-refundable entry fee for each piece of artwork entered. MINIATURE ENTRY FEES: $20 for up to 5 miniatures.
  • Award Info: Over $5,000 in prize money is available.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0311, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Artists 16 years or older are welcome.

September 5, 2024 101 days left

2025 Site-Specific Arts Galleries - City of Auburn, WA
Exhibition

  • Submission Deadline: September 5, 2024
  • Award Info: $1,000 award
  • Eligibility: Regional
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Auburn, WA 98001, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists and artist teams from the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho).

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