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.

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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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May 30, 2024 3 days left

PLAYA RESIDENCY
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: May 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Award Info: opportunities for field exploration.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Summer Lake, OR 97640, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists and scientists.

May 31, 2024 4 days left

Joshua Tree National Park Artist in Residence Program
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Application fee is $35. Additional residency fees may apply.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Twentynine Palms, California 92277, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

June 5, 2024 9 days left

Artist in Residence: 2024-2025 Call
Residency

Artist in Residence: 2024-2025 Call
  • Organization: A to Z Wineworks
  • Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Newberg, OR 97132
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all U.S.-based artists

June 12, 2024 16 days left

Hedgebrook Writers in Residence
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 12, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Residency fees may apply, please see website for further details.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: Freeland, WA 98249, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all women-identified writers,18 and older, whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come.

June 30, 2024 34 days left

Centrum Artists-In-Residence programs
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Entry Fee: Please see website for residency fees that may apply if accepted.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to artists of all disciplines.

September 1, 2024 97 days left

Surel's Place: Artist-in-Residency Program (January-June)
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024
  • Event Dates: January 1, 2025 - May 1, 2025
  • Award Info: month-long residencies with a stipend
  • 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

All Applicants must be:

25 Years or Older
Non Smokers

September 1, 2024 97 days left

Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024
  • Entry Fee: 25 US Dollar (USD)
  • Award Info: Selected artists and innovative thinkers are provided a three-week stay on the Bloedel grounds, with unlimited access to the Reserve’s 150 acres of sculpted gardens, forests, meadows, and wildlife habitats.
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to all artists.

Ongoing

18th Street Local Artist Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Entry Fee: There is no application fee, however this is an opportunity for subsidized studio space with a far below market rate in an effort to provide local artists with affordable rental properties within Santa Monica.
  • Award Info: Studio spaces for rent
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

U.S. based artists, curators, writers, and musicians

Ongoing

Willowtail Residency- Deadline ONGOING
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Entry Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Mancos, Colorado, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to all artists

Ongoing

Stochastic Labs Residency
Residency

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Award Info: artist residency
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline
  • Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Description
Eligibility Info

Open internationally to artists interested in intersections of art, science, and technology.

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