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

CATEGORY

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.

July 8, 2024 42 days left

Request for Qualifications: West Harbor Waterfront Public Art
Public Art & Proposals

Request for Qualifications: West Harbor Waterfront Public Art
  • Organization: Angels Gate Cultural Center
  • Submission Deadline: July 8, 2024
  • Award Info: Selected artists will be invited to submit a full proposal at a later date, compensated with a proposal honorarium. Total project budgets range from $1,000 to $80,000.
  • Eligibility: State
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
Description
Eligibility Info

This opportunity seeks applications from professional artists/artist-teams based in California.
All applicants must be over the age of 18. Artists must be eligible to work in the United States
and have a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax Identification Number by the application deadline

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 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.

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).

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.

Ongoing

Public Sculpture Park Augmented Reality Exhibition of Physical Sculpture
Public Art & Proposals

  • Submission Deadline: Ongoing
  • Entry Fee: $10.00
  • Award Info: $1,000 honorarium
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Coupeville, Washington
Description
Eligibility Info

Open to sculptures worldwide

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

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