The best artist grants, residencies, and calls-for-entry in 2020

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Opportunities for everyone. 

Each year we send our team on a mission to find the best opportunities, artist grants, and calls-for-entry for artists. From that, we present you a list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that we believe will benefit artists during the upcoming year.

The complete list is broken down into four categories: grants, residencies, calls-for-entry, and opportunity sites.

Applying for artist grants is a great way for artists to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist. These grants listed help artists pay for materials, studio space, or even their rent, allowing artists the time to make work without the day-to-day pressure of paying bills—giving them the freedom to make work in an unrestricted manner and dedicate their time to being fully creative. 

If you are seeking time away from your routine and obligations to create work in a new environment with new influences, a residency might be more your speed. Residencies vary in their offerings and funding, so make sure to check the fine print section of each listing. 

Finally, take a look at some of our favorite calls-for-entry and opportunity sites to search, and learn how to make sure your portfolio and professional documents are ready to apply. 

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!

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