External Opportunities

Deadline Driven Opportunities


PLAYA Environmentalist Residencies

Deadline: May 30

PLAYA’s residencies are open to the global community of scientists and artists whose work promotes dialogue and positive change in the environment and the world. We encourage naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practitioners, musicians, visual artists, writers and performing artists to apply. PLAYA welcomes applications from both emerging and seasoned professionals. Awarded residencies are funded opportunities available through an application process and awarded to people actively working to promote dialogue and positive environmental change. Wide open vistas and opportunities for field exploration in the high desert’s living laboratory provides rich inspiration. Residents stay in their own cabin, free of charge, and are responsible for their own travel costs and food while they are in residence. PLAYA is open to international and domestic applicants as long as eligibility requirements are met. Applicants may choose a 12 or 26 day session. There is a $30 application fee.


Domart Residence: “Scenarios of the Future”

Deadline: May 30

Many social scientists state that we currently exist in an era where there are no more optimistic scenarios for the future, and we are only left with a variety of predictions perfectly consistent with the best of the best horror movie collection. Are we capable of changing our future? We believe artists could play an important role in seeking answers to these incredibly ambitious and relevant questions. The residency will coincide with a group exhibition featuring artwork by artists-in-residence. During the whole month, cultural and educational programs open to the public will accompany artists’ studio work, including events dedicated to the residency theme with the participation of guests from artistic and academic backgrounds. Some activities will be committed to researching the local context and cultural landscape.


CICA Museum Art Studio Program

Deadline: May 31

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the CICA Art Studio Program for Spring 2025. The program will take place at the CICA Museum in Spring 2025, with available months from November 2024 to June 2025. Each artist will be allocated a studio space of around 44m2 for one month, where they will have a solo exhibition at the assigned space for 1-2 weeks during the term based on their preference. The artist may collaborate with CICA Museum and/or CICA Kids Lab to conduct workshops or performances. Furthermore, the artist will be showcased in the e-book, “CICA Art Now 2025,” with the option to order a print edition.


HopeCat Residency

Deadline: May 31

In exchange for 24 hours of work per week (8 hrs/day, T-Th). HopeCAT will house 2 artists in our Resident Artist house (free of charge) to complete residencies at our center. The three disciplines HopeCat is interested in are printmaking, ceramics, and drawing/painting. The hours worked will mainly be focused on teaching the Youth Arts program alongside our Teaching Artists in various studios. Residency Artists are also provided with housing.


The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

Deadline: May 31

The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at OSGF, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. OSGF intends to award the Fellowship to an exceptional artist whose works show remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it.


Mineral School 2024-2025 Writer and Artist Residencies

Deadline: May 31

In 2024-2025, Mineral School will award 36 artists (writers and visual artists) 1-2 week residencies in a historic schoolhouse in the lakeside village of Mineral, Washington, which sits in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. We invite artists (painters, illustrators, graphic novelists, fabric artists, etc.) and writers (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) to join us. We have 8 fellowships, including for for an LGBTQ+ visual artist, BIPOC writer, and Northwest-based writers. The cost is otherwise $450-900 for one to two weeks. Artists live/work in an 800-square foot private studio/bedroom, and are provided all meals (allergies accommodated), opportunities to share work, and programs with visiting authors or artists. There is a $25 application fee.


Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival

Earlybird Deadline: May 31

We remain dedicated to the search for innovative storytelling and craft, and we are working to create meaningful connections across geographic and stylistic divides. The festival is fully In-Person in 2024 with screenings at a variety of theatre venues in Baltimore, Maryland USA. This year the festival will include multiple programs of International animated short films, a Baltimore Showcase, a Young Audiences program, animator retrospectives, special screenings of independent feature films, workshops and more. For the Baltimore Showcase, submissions must be a film produced within 50 miles of Baltimore City to qualify. Submission fee will rise to $15 after the earlybird deadline, and again after the regular deadline on June 28th.


Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence

Deadline: May 31

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence (AIR) program is an opportunity for the selected visual artist to work as an independent contractor developing a new body of artwork or to further develop projects already in existence. The Artist in Residence program aims to enhance the artistic and cultural life of Maryland by connecting established and emerging artists with Library resources and tools, creating meaningful connections with Library patrons, and contributing unique perspectives to our ever-evolving and growing community. The Pratt provides a stipend during the residency period. Our current stipend is $30,000 for 11 months, dependent on available funding, with some additional resources available for supply costs.


Oak Springs Garden Residencies

Deadline: May 31

The goal of this program is to provide individuals with the time and space to pursue their own creative projects alongside other Residents who may be examining plants, landscapes, gardens, and the natural world from different perspectives. Artists, conservation practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists, and/or writers are encouraged to apply to our Interdisciplinary Residency Program. Residents selected for a 5-week session receive a $2,000 individual grant, and Residents selected for a 2-week session receive an $800 individual grant. Residents will be asked to arrange transportation to Dulles International Airport or Union Station, and OSGF will provide ground transportation to our site in Upperville, VA.


2024 Charm City Fringe Festival

Deadline: May 31

Virtually any type of performance art is welcome to apply. We particularly encourage original works and innovative adaptations. Categories include: drama, comedy, burlesque, cabaret, circus arts, dance, improv, interdisciplinary, multimedia, musical theater, poetry, puppetry, storytelling, sideshow, spoken word, variety, and other creative madness. There is a $35 application fee.


Minnesota Center For Book Arts Prize

Deadline: May 31

The MCBA Prize, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts, honors excellence in new work from across the dynamic spectrum of book art. The international competition will culminate in an exhibition in MCBA’s Main Gallery of 20–30 selected semi-finalists and a live virtual event revealing the winner. One winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, four finalists will each receive a $500 cash prize, and all entries will be published here on our prize site. Only book projects completed between June 2022 and May 31st, 2024 are eligible.


Helikon Contemporary Art Center Residency

Deadline: May 31

Artists engaged in painting; sculpture & installation are welcome to apply. Residency grant will be limited to 12 artists. Artists will be provided opportunity to exhibit their works in an art gallery (will be announced later on) with official opening announce to public at the end of the residency.


BIDEODROMO Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival

Deadline: May 31

BIDEODROMO Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival starts in October 2024 in Bilbao (Basque Country) and is now accepting entries for its festival. We are open to all kind of experimental films including documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, video art and other genres. Submission fee is $11.


Artist in Residence at M.T. Liggett Art Environment

Deadline: May 31

The selected Artists-in-Residence will live and work on-site at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment (Mullinville, KS) for 4-6 weeks. They will be provided with a fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment located at the Visitors Center, which includes kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists will have access to the shared studio space downstairs, onsite tools and materials, and outdoor acreage to pursue their work and research. See our Facilities Guide for details. Artists will also have access to the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg, 11 miles east of the residency. Artists will receive $1000 maximum travel support and a weekly artist stipend during their time in-residence. Residency funding is dependent on length of residency, grantmaking, and may fluctuate from year to year; we will offer details upon selection of resident artists.


SAM’s Artist Community & Education; and Curatorial & Research Residencies

Deadline: May 31

SAM Residencies is a museum-run programme committed to supporting the development of innovative artistic and curatorial practices that respond to current global discourses. Developed in line with SAM’s vision of engaging local and international artistic communities across a wide range of disciplines, the programme will feature four residency types to support emerging and innovative practices, facilitate collaborations, and widen public understanding of art. The studio-based residencies will be open to artists, curators, art organisations and artist-run spaces, as well as community and education-focused art practitioners. Designed to engage both the art community and the public at large, SAM Residencies will actively involve local communities and the public through a diverse lineup of activities. These residencies will be open to those based in Singapore or internationally, and will take place in physical spaces in Singapore. Each residency will take place between a period of one and six months. This residency is fully funded and includes a Monthly stipend of SGD$1,500 & Housing allowance for foreign residents, as well as travel to and from the residency.


Polycopies Photography Book Grant

Deadline: June 1

The association Polycopies & Co. was established in 2022 to bring together collectors and fans of photography books. With a keen interest in the future of photography publications, its projects promote and support photographers. To this end, the association awards one or more grants each year to support a photographer to produce a book or to contribute financially to a photography project that will result in the publication of a book.


Jazz Road Tours SouthArts Grant

Deadline: June 1

Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. This artist-centric grant program—designed to support approximately 50 tours each year—is made possible with funds from the Doris Duke Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation. Artists may apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to cover eligible expenses. This may include $2,500 for various non-musician personnel as outlined in the eligibility section below.


CIAR’s Fall Residencies

Deadline: June 1

CIAR’s Fall Residency Program offers visual artists focused time and a uniquely supportive environment to develop their work. On a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, CIAR hosts a group of twelve artists, who are invited to use the island itself as their studio. Living together in the historic Avalon Inn, the residents have uninterrupted time to become immersed in their creative process. Many use the time to reflect, learn from one another, and find inspiration from their costal surroundings. Residents build insight and camaraderie as they sit down to meals together, cooked by CIAR’s wonderful chef. A full fellowship covers the entire cost of residency including tuition, housing, and all meals. All participants will need to provide for their own transportation to and from Cuttyhunk, whether or not they receive a fellowship. The Open Merit Fellowship is given to an artist based on artistic merit and covers the full residency cost.


South Bend Museum of Art Call for Video Work

Deadline: June 1

Call for Screen-Based Media! We are looking for screen-based works for The Project Room Gallery, a 110 square foot media room that includes a 55″ 4K Samsung TV and sound bar. We have approximately 4 exhibition slots per year. Artists receive a modest stipend and exhibition postcard. Sometimes other printed ephemera are a possibility in support of screenings (stickers, zines, other gallery takeaways to accompany the exhibition). Please send a link to website -or- url of screen-based work, along with a CV or resume to Krista Hoefle, Senior Curator at hoeflek@southbendart.org.


MIRA Future Visions Fellowship

Deadline: June 1

Each year the Mira Fellowship accepts a small cohort from across the globe with visions of our cultural future. Over the course of six months we help them frame, research, test, and formulate this vision into a clear story and an actionable plan. Our future is built from the set of specific actionable ideas available at any one time. The Mira Fellowship exists to make sure there are compassionate actionable visions that include all humans.


1708 Pilot Artist Residency Program 

Deadline: June 2

The Pilot Artist Residency Program will be located on the second floor of 1708’s building at 319 W. Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia’s downtown Arts District and will help 1708 further define the full vision for its future Artist Residency Program, which will expand our mission to empower and support diverse artists’ voices. The pilot residencies will be free, and 1, 2 or 3 months in length running from September 2024 through August 2025.


The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB) Artist Travel Prize

Deadline: June 3

The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB) Artist Travel Prize awards $7,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living in Baltimore City. The $7,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to studio practice.


The Enclave’ by Archway Partners—RFQ

Deadline: June 3

Archway Partners in collaboration with Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks one or more artists or artist team(s) to develop artwork for The Enclave by Archway Partners. The Enclave at Canopy Park is being developed as a 104-unit, affordable housing development that will provide high quality residences to low and moderate-income families. The Enclave is a Green Building Certified Project, made of concrete block construction, three, 3-story, garden style buildings, built on 3.28 acres in Orange County, FL.


RFQ: Health Professions Building Mural Art Installation

Deadline: June 3

Lane Community College and the Health Professions Building Art Selection Committee are seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific artwork for the HPB, located on Lane’s main campus at 4000 East 30th Ave, Eugene, Oregon. This opportunity is open to established artists throughout the United States. The budget to complete the artwork is $110,000. This budget is inclusive of all costs of creating the artwork including but not limited to labor, materials, equipment, insurance, travel and required documentation.


Venturous Capital Theater Grant

Deadline: June 3

The goal of our Venturous Capital Grants program is to support writers of bold, experimental, and/or large-scale new plays by giving theaters the ability to say “yes” instead of “no” to writer-driven projects perceived as especially challenging. We do this by funding specific extraordinary costs that are integral to those plays’ production, and which might otherwise make them difficult or impossible to produce. Support is limited to productions at small- and medium-sized theaters with annual budgets of under $5 million.


Colony Emerging Designer Residency

Deadline: June 3

A newly envisioned design program, The Colony Residency works to introduce the international design market to emerging American talent. Through an 8 month incubator program resulting in an exclusive collection, The Residency ushers forth a new generation of designers, artists and makers into the contemporary design vernacular of today. Working from a rich foundation of curation, exhibit design, design education and collaborative design development, Colony works with a tightly curated selection of young designers guiding them through a vigorous curriculum of product development and design entrepreneurship. Each curriculum culminates in an exclusive collection, exhibit and a moment of true discovery for the greater design community.


Maryland Folk Festival

Deadline: June 7

The Festival Marketplace will offer festivalgoers the opportunity to purchase the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the surrounding region. It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions. Sculpture, Pottery, jewelry and painting are all among eligible categories. Basic Vendor fee is $250 upon acceptance. There is a $35 application fee.


Maine Media Book Artist in Residence

Deadline: June 9

The residency is available to emerging and practicing artists, book artists, letterpress printers, and photographers who combine word and image. The residency is designed to help the chosen artist(s) complete their proposed, editioned project by providing studio space, funding, housing if needed, and the support of a curious, interdisciplinary arts community. The residency includes a weekly stipend of $350 for the four-week residency, materials and expense support of up to $500, meals on campus when the cafeteria is open (usually Monday – Friday), and deluxe living accommodations with harbor view and kitchen within walking distance of our campus in Rockport, Maine.


Creative Promises Young Immigrants Grant

Deadline: June 10

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant visual artists and three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant curators who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in their field. Applicants in the visual art category will be considered across the following areas of practice, please select all subcategories below that apply to your practice in general: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramic, textile, installation, film/video, digital art, performance that manifests in time-based visual presentation, etc.


Headlands AIR

Deadline: June 10

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, housing, travel and living expenses. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all career stages and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, arts professions, and architecture.



Deadline: June 10

SaveArtSpace x PLAYGROUND DETROIT are pleased to announce our open call for immigrant and first-generation artists. Generations of Multitude is looking to highlight artwork that demonstrates the beauty and struggles of holding many contrasting priorities close to you and the challenge of finding your whole in a world that asks for concise oneness and the quick read. We are prioritizing artists who are first and second-generation immigrants but also others who deal in the diaspora of dual or multi-faceted cultural identities. There is a $10 donation per image submission to participate.


Stoveworks Artist Residency

Deadline: June 15

From February through November of each year, Stove Works’ Artist Residency invites eight Artists to live/work for one to three months at a time. Our residency serves as a moment away from the rigamarole of life and an opportunity for Artists (for you) to take advantage of the dedicated time, space, resources, and community we have to offer. We have no expectations for how Artists use their time at Stove Works. Do whatever is best for you. We ask only that you come with an open and kind mind. We believe the relationships you build onsite are as valuable as the work you create while you are here. Applications are $30.


Mophradat Orbitals Residency

Deadline: June 15

Orbitals is a program that takes four curators and arts researchers to an international location to learn about a different artistic context in the Global South and share this knowledge with their communities. This year’s edition of Orbitals is scheduled for November 1 to 17 (exact dates to be confirmed), and will take place in Indonesia. The program will focus on the question of the economy of art, and aims to learn from the different ways in which individuals and groups find the means to pursue their artistic and cultural practices, and how that transforms their personal as well as their community’s lives and livelihoods. Mophradat will provide flights, travel insurance, accommodation, and per diems, and reimburse visa costs. Participants in the program commit to taking part in and contributing to all the program’s organized activities prior and during the trip, and also sharing their reflections after the trip in written, recorded, visual, or other format to be assigned by Mophradat.


Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery: Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 15

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College in Davie, Florida is currently seeking proposals for the 2025-2026 exhibition season in our 1200 sq ft space. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals.


Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir – Call for Compositions 2024

Deadline: June 16

Every composer has a story to share that only they can tell. Composers are encouraged to delve into the essence of their personal narratives, infusing their roots, individual journeys, and unique perspectives into their choral composition. We seek compositions that resonate with authenticity, where each note tells a story that only the composer could articulate, creating a harmonious reflection of their distinctive identity. The winner of the Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir – Call for Compositions 2024 will receive a completely free demo recording of their song and a feature on our YouTube Channel and website.


Moving Body Platform Film Festival

Deadline: June 17

The mission of the Moving Body Platform is dedicated to connecting artists and audiences through art that shares a strong choreographic sensibility. How do we move? What makes us move? Towards what are we moving? How do we move from an individual towards a collective body shaping the future of history? How do we move in times of Catastrophe? Submission fee is $22.


Small Works: 46th Harper College National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 17

Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry, film/video. All entries are judged from digital files. One $30 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries. Purchase awards may be available for accepted work. Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College.


Innovate Artist Grant

Deadline: June 20

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly $1,800.00 grants. We believe that new ideas come from sparks of inspiration and aim to provide just that, access to mighty bursts of financial support so that you can focus on making your important and innovative work.


The Evolution Grant prospectus

Deadline: June 21

Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. The application fee is $35. Open to ALL fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, ceramics, digital art). AI will not be accepted. There is no restriction on style, genre, or subject matter. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible.


Monira Residency, NJ

Deadline: June 28

Selected Artists will have access to a private studio of about 500 square feet. Each space has a sink and basic studio equipment like a work table and chairs. The spaces are adaptable to artists’ needs, with ample natural light, multiple electrical outlets, and internet access. There is also a shared kitchen space onsite. Residents are given a stipend each cycle for providing a public program and fully participating in the residency. The 2024-25 cycle stipend amount will be $1,250. In addition to much-needed physical space, residents will receive visits from artists, curators, critics, and collectors at specific points during their residency.


VisArts Call for Solo Exhibitions

Deadline: June 28

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2025 solo exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art and feature emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.


Giard Queer Art Grant

Deadline: June 30

Queer|Art’s first international grant provides an award of $10,000 for the winner and $1,250 for distinguished finalists, to support the creation of new work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers.


Rolling deadline opportunities

John Hopkins Hospital Performing Artist in Residence

Deadline: Rolling

The Artist-In-Residence will support the initiatives of the Arts in Health Program through the implementation of musical experiences and processes in a variety of settings within Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Programming will help children meet the social and emotional challenges of illness as they discover their own creative resources through music activities that focus on expression, play and fun. Artists are trained and supervised by the Child Life Department and may supervise the work of volunteers.

Deadline: rolling
Breck Create accepts project and exhibition proposals from artists, art organizations and curators. All proposals are reviewed by the organization’s Director of Programs + Special Projects on a rolling basis throughout the year, and are considered for all available opportunities. One of Breck Create’s objectives is to support work that is created for or exclusive to Breckenridge, including permanent and temporary commissions and related curatorial projects. Selected artists will receive a fee for their work and housing will be provided during site visits and/or installation dates.

Plexus Project: VITRINE SERIES Open Call

Deadline: Rolling

Plexus Projects is accepting submissions of artworks for a series of online solo exhibitions. Artworks of any media will be considered including drawing, painting, photography, video, animation, and sculpture, as well as video documentation of ephemeral, performance, kinetic, web-based, extended reality, interactive or multimedia installation projects. Exhibitions will be curated from the submitted materials as well as artworks on the artist’s website. The artist will have final approval on the proposed curatorial selection for the exhibition. Each solo exhibition will be featured on the Plexus Projects website for one month. There is a $20 submission fee.

Contemporary Art Observatorium: Exhibition Season 2024-2025

Deadline: rolling

Contemporary gallery in Lavagna, Italy. Accepts: 2D artwork, wall installed, including video art and small objects with some limitations. This is an open call for solo or group exhibits, no application fee.


Deadline: rolling
The Analog Photography Residency at Full Circle Fine Art in Baltimore allows one selected artist access to both of Full Circle’s on-site color and black and white darkrooms. The residency ranges from one to three months based on project proposals.

Washington County Arts Council 2024 Exhibits – Call for Artists

Deadline: Rolling

The Washington County Arts Council is currently accepting show proposals for 2024. There are options for the Main Gallery (Estimate of 50 works) and the Hall Gallery (Estimate of 30 works– suggested small group or solo show.). There is no submission fee.

Somerset County Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: Rolling

The Artist in Residence Program allows for an artist have a semi-private studio within the larger, shared space of the West Main Street Gallery. This program is offered to any visual artist, writer, or musician member of the Somerset County Arts Council. All, Artist in Residence (AIR) participants must be a current member of Somerset County Arts Council. Residencies will be offered for a period of 6 months and can renewed. There is no cost for the residency itself, however artists are expected to acquire their own materials and consumables. The studio is an open space where the general public is invited to visit and learn more about your process and work.


Digital America

Deadline: Rolling

Digital America is interested in pushing the boundaries of online publishing. We publish an array of digital art, internet art, design, and critical essays that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are looking for Multi-media, film, audio, and new media pieces that engage digital art and/or culture with an eye toward the American experience. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging “America” in a global, networked world. Our journal seeks to promote student and post-student work as a creative and critical process. You are free to publish your work in any other venue you choose, despite it being featured on our site.


Arts Letters & Numbers Residency

Deadline: Rolling

Arts Letters & Numbers facilities are a collection of buildings once part of the former textile complex Faith Mills along Burden Lake Road in Averill Park, NY: the House on the Hill, the Twins, the Barn, the Studios and the Shop. With a variety of different sized studio spaces (socially distanced areas in both large and smaller rooms), a wooden barn and the outdoor grounds, we welcome artists to think of these spaces at sites they can work with and within. We’ll help you choose one that best suits your practice. The Shop is equipped with basic woodworking tools and an assortment of power and hand tools. Additional equipment are digital media, musical instruments including a 9’ concert grand piano, a 5’ baby grand and upright piano all available for artists to use. Artists are expected to pursue their own creative endeavors and many times this calls for leading a workshop, giving a lecture, sharing a film, partake in critique, exhibiting/performing work etc. These are optional but has proven to be an integral tool for artists to find inspiration and to allow others to experience the works in progress or previous works. The artist will be encouraged to propose any form of sharing suitable for their work.


Deadline: Rolling

The City of Ocala seeks unique, thought-provoking exhibits that are appropriate for a public City space, where work will be viewed by citizens and guests of all ages. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Viewer engagement, artist intent, originality of ideas, and use of media and technique are all considered when an application is being reviewed for approval. The City of Ocala recommends that artist(s) plan on delivering a minimum of 20 works to be exhibited. The gallery selection for displaying accepted works will be determined by the City based on the works submitted, space available, and needs of each gallery space. The City of Ocala will work with artists on the layout of the exhibit, however the City reserves the right to adjust the layout as appropriate for the space and based on past experience in the gallery space.


Art Gotham

Deadline: Rolling

Exhibition Opportunities: Art Gotham is dedicated to promoting exceptional contemporary art and provides opportunities for artists to exhibit their work in our Soho and online galleries. They are primarily interested in 2D work, painting and drawing.


SmackMellon Solo Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: Rolling

Smack Mellon welcomes proposals from emerging and underrecognized mid-career artists. Proposals will be considered for both Gallery One (the larger front space) and Gallery Two (the smaller back space). For Gallery One we encourage site-specific projects and installations that respond to the unusual architecture of the space. Only artists who do not have commercial gallery representation in New York City will be considered. We accept exhibition proposals on a rolling basis, reviewing submissions periodically through the year. We will be considering submissions for 2024 and later.

Ground Works: General Call for Submissions

Deadline: Rolling

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) issues a call for submissions to its online peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary arts projects, Ground Works. We welcome submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with other disciplines. Submissions may take traditional forms—performances, exhibitions, compositions, publications, or designed and built projects—that also contribute to fields for which such forms are not typical. Equally, contributions that demonstrate experimental, non-traditional, or atypical approaches are welcomed. Irrespective of mediums and approaches, successful submissions will reveal the integrative processes behind their work. These projects will be included in an online, open-access showcase of exemplar projects that contribute to understanding of the practices that underlie arts-integrative interdisciplinary work.


Artists Side Jobs Open Call for Essays

Deadline: rolling

Are you a professional artist who also works other jobs to pay the bills? What jobs do you work? What does your day to day life look like? How do your “side jobs” influence your artwork? Submit a minimum one page written response along with 3-5 images of your artwork and/or side jobs. Entries are open to interpretation and creativity is encouraged!


Maryland Art Place Impact at Indigo Hotel – Call for proposals

Deadline: rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions.


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Deadline: rolling

Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. FCA depends on artists to fund its programs; to date, over 1,000 artists have contributed paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, performances, and videos to help fund grant programs that directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. FCA remains the only institution of its kind: created and sustained by artists to benefit artists. Created in 1993 to further FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.


Etant Donnes Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellowship

Deadline: rolling

Etant donnés offers grants to American curators wishing to conduct research on the French art scene. These grants are intended to expand the opportunities of American curators, to encourage in-depth explorations of French cultural resources, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among artists, professionals, researchers, and institutions.


Maryland State Arts Council Professional Development Opportunity Grant

Deadline: rolling

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.


Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster

Deadline: rolling

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) advances the arts in our state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable access, lifelong learning, and the arts as a celebrated contributor to the quality of life for all the people of Maryland and uses the roster to promote artistic collaboration between Maryland touring artists and Maryland presenters with the goal of increasing touring engagements for Maryland professional performing artists.


NSA Residency

Deadline: Rolling

NSA Artist and Writer Residency is a fully funded six month residence program. Currently we only accept submissions from women, BIPOC, and BAME in the USA. Benefits include fully funded invitation to a panel/artist chat and exhibition at the annual Ibom International Art and Book Festival; Visa fees for international recipients; Studio space; and Monthly Living allowance throughout residency duration.


Busboys and Poets: Call for art

Deadline: rolling

As a space where art, culture and politics intentionally collide, both visual and performing arts are a constant and daily part of the Busboys and Poets environment and experience. Sharing a meal with family, friends and co-workers is further enhanced by art that is at once beautiful and challenging. Throughout the year, we receive many qualified submissions for artwork to be displayed in our locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We typically rotate artwork twice annually at each venue, and we seek to exhibit artists whose work is thoughtfully crafted, professionally executed, and those artists whose visions reflect our Tribal Statement. Additionally, we often give preference to large format works and artists who have significantly large bodies of work to exhibit. Busboys and Poets supports the creative economy and celebrates art in its spaces by offering a unique platform for visual artists. Unless otherwise noted, all art is available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of work going directly to the artists.


Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: rolling

Hamilton Gallery is a cooperative gallery, artist operated, with monthly shows featuring the works of members as well as monthly guest artists. The Hamilton Gallery exhibits and supports fine art and fine crafts. The gallery maintains an active membership of a number of local artists, and screens for new members on an ongoing basis. We are looking for both artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to foster their artistic practice and to begin their careers. Hamilton Gallery artist members enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their own exhibitions. This is an open call to artists residing within 60 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.


Innovate Grants

Deadline: rolling

Innovate grants support artists and photographers. Our $550.00 grants act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development. Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need. Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work.


Journal of Artistic Research (JAR)

Deadline: rolling

Journal of Artistic Research (JAR) currently publishes three issues each year. From 2020, publications in JAR as well as in the JAR Network space will be covered by the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Please make sure that you are happy with this before proceeding. We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis. The editorial review process typically takes six months from submission to publication. JAR invites submissions from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that are not usually conceived of as artistic. We welcome submissions from practitioners with or without academic affiliations. JAR’s format for publishing artistic research, the exposition, invites authors to combine text, image, film, and audio material on expandable web pages, challenging the dominance of writing in traditional academic research. The languages currently accepted are English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Submissions in other languages are accepted, if accompanied by an English translation, which will act as master version. Multilingual expositions are also welcome as long as translations are provided. JAR does not charge any fees. Authors retain copyright to their submission.


Gormley Gallery Exhibition Proposal

Deadline: rolling

As an integral element of the liberal arts tradition at Notre Dame of Maryland University, the Art Department is a dynamic learning environment. Art moves beyond the classroom at Notre Dame. Gormley Gallery, through the Art Department, provides a space for emerging and established artists that engages students and reaches the community through visual art. The Gormley Gallery accepts proposals for solo or group exhibits on a rolling basis. Artists from Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region are especially encouraged to apply. Two exhibits are scheduled each year for a four- to six-week show. Artists attend the reception and give an informal gallery talk. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2023-24 academic year.


Leonardo Journal Open Call: Special Sections on Diverse Perspectives

Deadline: rolling through 2024

Published by The MIT Press, Leonardo journal has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology. We’re interested in a broad expansion of ideation and research that activates creativity to push the boundaries of today and unleash the possibilities of tomorrow. This is a moment to curate your vision and expand the field of art and science beyond what we could imagine. We seek proposals from interested Guest Editors to craft and shepherd themed special sections that invite diverse and intersectional perspectives. The ideal Guest Editor can help to grow and decolonize Leonardo’s contributor network by attracting authors from historically underrepresented demographics including Brown, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; people of marginalized gender; geographically underrepresented practitioners; and additional marginalized groups.


NYC Percent for Art Directory

Deadline: rolling

The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program makes art accessible and visible throughout our city, one of the world’s cultural capitals. Public art serves as an expression of the community, as well as a landmark. These public sites provide an important venue for all New Yorkers and visitors to appreciate artwork outside the traditional museum or gallery setting. Percent for Art projects are site-specific and engage a variety of media-painting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure, or architecture. The Program commissions artists of all races and backgrounds that reflect the diversity of New York City. These projects demonstrate how art that is integrated into its site enhances civic architecture and a wide range of public spaces.


Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

Deadline: rolling

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring is a five-year grant and mentorship program for film composers of diverse ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and abilities that are historically underrepresented in film composition. The fund assists projects currently in production where additional support and/or mentoring would be beneficial to film composers who are at a pivotal point in their career in which the project will help them break through to the next stage of their profession. The aim of this fund is to support costs that will enhance and help deliver the music score for a narrative or documentary film which is already in production in the US. With each of the grants we award, we hope to: strengthen the composer’s ability to highlight their project as a springboard for the next step in their career; improve composers’ working conditions to maximize creativity and inspiration; help improve the production values of the film as a whole. It is envisaged that grants averaging $20,000 will be given to 4 to 6 film composers per year.

The Sidewalk Video Gallery

Deadline: rolling

Fountain Street has created a public viewing gallery for video and other digital media art. Exhibitions of short, silent, experimental work are displayed year-round, 24/7, on two 50” monitors facing out from gallery windows at sidewalk level. The programming is intended to promote diversity and include a broad array of artists, styles, thematic content, and levels of experience. In addition to open calls for work, there will be numerous opportunities for guest artists and guest curators, as well as partnerships with local educational and community-focused arts organizations interested in exhibiting digital work in this new public venue.

Stochastic Labs

Deadline: rolling

Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

The Woven Tale Press Call for Submissions

Deadline: rolling

The cornerstone of The Woven Tale Press is our magazine—a rare breed, at once a literary journal and an art publication. We take pride in the careful balance of the writing and the visual arts in each issue; distinctly different but equally resonant fine art forms that are perhaps best appreciated when one is complementing the other. We are happy to consider submissions to our magazine and for features on our site. For our magazine, we welcome fiction and creative nonfiction prose writing, poetry, and all mediums in the visual arts, including installation works. Galleries, you are welcome to submit the work of artists you represent. For our site, we seek posts by both visual artists and writers, on any aspect of your creative process.

Athenaeum Solo or Group Show: 2022-2023

Deadline: Rolling

The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the DMV region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. A curator, living or working anywhere, may submit a proposal for a show featuring works by artists living or working in this area. Entry fee is 40$.

Alper Initiative for Washington Art (AIWA)

Deadline: Rolling

We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis from Washington DC artists of all ages & backgrounds, and exploring different mediums. By submitting, your proposal will be added to the AIWA database and available for review by the museum’s Director & Curator, and to guest curators for potential inclusion in future AIWA exhibitions. On average, 1 out of 5 submissions is accepted for an exhibition or collaboration. Your submission will also be considered to be highlighted in the AU Museum blog. If you are selected, you will be notified via email. Solo, group, and curator proposals are all accepted. All submissions must be made online and by Washington, DC-area artists (no further than 60 miles outside of Washington, DC). Submissions made through any other platform, or that are incomplete, will not be accepted.