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ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include various funding sources, exhibitions, and residencies and professional development. Click on the menu items above for your interest area.

(Please review these opportunities thoroughly. They are listed here as a service, but they are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.)

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

General Art Opportunities

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. The NEH invites a wide range of approaches to international topics and themes, such as an examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion, literature, or history, viewed through an international lens; an exploration of a topic that transcends a single nation-state; a biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist, or historical figure; or an exploration of the history and culture(s) of a specific region, country, or community outside of the United States.
    Deadline: June 10, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities in the Public Square program supports scholarly forums, public discussions, and educational resources related to the themes of a new NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Designed to demonstrate the vital role that humanities ideas can play in our civic life, the Humanities in the Public Square program invites projects that draw on humanities scholarship to engage the public in understanding some of today’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns.
    Deadline: June 24, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grants fund creative place-making projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. The NEA has posted case studies of more than 60 funded projects and lessons learned on Exploring Our Town.
    Deadline: December, 2015
  • Utah Humanities grants are designed to support projects and programs that directly involve the humanities and that engage a community for the purpose of improving it.
    Deadline: Ongoing
  • Presenters can bring international artists to their stages through CenterStage, an exchange program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Ensembles from selected countries tour the U.S. to engage Americans in cultural diplomacy as a way to create opportunities for greater understanding.
    Deadline: Ongoing

Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development | Rolling Deadlines

Local

  • The Projects Gallery at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is an initiative to promote local artist’s as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. Only artists working in Utah are invited to propose an exhibition for the Projects Gallery, which may range from site-specific installations to artist-curated shows. posted 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • Out of Round is a national juried exhibition of ceramic work celebrating the 10 year anniversary for the Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild (ACAG). Open to any ceramic work regardless of shape or construction method.Jurors: Marie Gibbons and Bob Smith. Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: May 22, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Apply to a call for Axis Gallery’s 10th National juried exhibition. This is open for contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any media (except no video), produced within the last two years. Juror: Max Presnell. Added 5/19/15
    DEADLINE: May 23, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Alexandria Museum of Art  has a call to artists working in any medium for the 28th September Competition, a juried exhibition. All works must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2013 or later).  AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging. posted 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: May 29, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering an individual photographer’s fellowship grant. The grant is for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. At this time, only US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents over the age of 21 who reside in the US are eligible to apply. This grant is not currently open to students in a degree-seeking program, or US citizens living abroad. Added 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: May 29, 2015
    FELLOWSHIP
  • Art Through the Lens at the Yeiser Art Center, provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards.   Over the past 40 years, this exhibition has become one of the Mid-South’s most prestigious annual photographic events. Juror: Sarah Sudhoff.  Added 4/6/15
    DEADLINE: June 15, 2015
    COMPETITION
  • A Call for Entries is open for recently made artwork of original concept and design (within the last two years). Art Steamboat is a juried fine art show and competition that will showcase the works of top-tier 2-D artists in a seven state area including Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Juror: Nancy Friese. Added 4/24/15
    DEADLINE: June 1, 2015
    COMPETITION
  • Manifest Gallery’s Season 12 submission process is now open.  Exhibit proposals for solo, group and concept shows are accepted, the season begins in late September.  Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, locate, exhibit, and document excellent quality amongst all types of artAdded 4/24/15
    DEADLINE: June 1, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  •  The M S Rezny Gallery is hosting the third bi-annual small arts juried competition in the Lexington Distillery District”, Lexington, KY.   not BIG(3) is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  Added 4/6/15
    DEADLINE: June 15, 2015
    COMPETITION

  • The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, located in Floyd, VA, invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in the Jax Juried Exhibition 2015. Locally known as “The Jax”, this nonprofit, community arts center, is a renovated dairy barn that promotes the area’s rich artistic movement, by providing artistic events, exhibitions and connections with the more heavily populated areas of Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA and Greensboro NC. Juror: Gina Cavallo Collins. Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: June 15, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The Fort Collins Lincoln Center invites visual artists residing in the US to enter our national juried Annual Contemporary Art Survey. The exhibition is an open call to artists working in all media and reflects the artists’ capacity to consider the wide world of objects and ideas they encounter in creating art. We are seeking works in all media that together will present a survey of contemporary art in America. Representational and conceptual work will be considered. Juror: Dean Sobel.  Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: June 19, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The 9th Annual 2015 California Open is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary and modern art created by emerging artists. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older in the disciplines of Computer Art, Mixed media, Painting, Print-making, Photography, and Sculpture.  Entries are limited to six (6) pieces completed since 2010 and not shown previously at TAG Gallery. Juror: Jim Morphesis. Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: June 26, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The 11th annual Art Kudos competition, sponsored by Artshow.com, is an international juried online competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts.  Judge: Charles Long. Added 4/6/15
    DEADLINE: June 30, 2015
    COMPETITION

  • American Craft Today: Glass, is a juried exhibition at The Bascom showcasing art glass produced by America’s most skilled and visionary craftspeople.  Any type of glass art is eligible as long as the primary medium is glass. Juror:  Melissa George Post. Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: July 3, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The Spokane Watercolor Society invites all local, regional, national and international artists to enter this 63 year tradition in watermedia excellence! Juror: Bev Jozwiak. Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: July 15, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is now open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, now in its eighth year, and is awarded by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance. posted 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: August 31, 2015
    COMPETITION
  • The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks visually compelling exhibitions that provide a unique and robust visual arts experience. Artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals and portfolios for consideration of solo and group exhibitions in our art galleries. Artists should be prepared to present engaging, educational programs such as lectures or gallery talks, school programs, demonstrations or other special presentations that relate to, augment and/or interpret the exhibition. Added 8/20/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    EXHIBITION
  • The Peoria Art Guild is currently accepting artist submission and exhibition proposals. Established in 1878, the Peoria Art Guild is a contemporary art gallery based in Peoria, Illinois. For over five decades it has provided guidance and exposure to up and coming artists as well as nationally known works of art. $35 entry up to 15 images. Added 5/31/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
  • SOLO EXHIBITIONThe Elizabeth Greenshield Foundationoffers grants for artists at least 18 years of age, in the early or developmental stage of their career and work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking. Added 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    FUNDING

Residencies & Professional Development

  • The Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers visual, performing, and literary artists opportunities to promote a deeper appreciation of the natural, cultural, and historic resources of Joshua Tree National Park and the deserts of Southern California. Selected artists for the Artist-in-Residence program may propose to stay for a length of time ranging from 2-4 weeks during the spring and fall months at the Lost Horse Cabin located inside Joshua Tree National Park. Added 5/27/15
    DEADLINE: June 1, 2015
    RESIDENCY

  • Call for applications to Caldera’s artist in residence program. The residency is open to artists in any discipline, as well as creative thinkers in engineering, design and the sciences. Individuals and collaborative groups are awarded the gift of time and space at the Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Added 4/24/15
    DEADLINE: June 15, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. Visual artists fellowship deadlines are three times yearly. Added 4/6/15
    DEADLINE: June 15, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • International open call for Piramidon Artist Residency in Barcelona. Piramidón has a total of 16 studios; 14 of them are for artists-in-residence without necessarily pre-defined time, who live and work in Barcelona. The other 2 are for non-residents performing temporary stays from 3 to 6 months.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Centrum’s residency program offers a special collaborative residency package, designed to facilitate groups of artists collaborating on one or more new works. Groups of working artists find the facilities ideally suited to the kind of effort and focused energy that is needed to create a great collaborative piece or body of work. Added 4/24/15
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    RESIDENCY

Rolling Deadlines

  • Publicly launched in 2005, Art in Generals New Commissions Program centers on developing and exhibiting new and challenging projects by artists who are interested in creating new work. We commission visual artists to create new projects in any medium or form.
    Deadline: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING
  • Creative Time strives to commission, produce and present the most important, ground-breaking, challenging and exceptional art of our times; art that infiltrates the public realm and engages millions of people in New York City and across the globe. We are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress.
    Deadline: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING
  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.
    Deadline: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING
  • The Vermont Studio Center accepts 40 visual artists each month in painting, sculpture, new and mixed media, drawing, printmaking, and photography. The Center conducts the largest fine arts and writing residency program in the U.S. The programs are highly selective and include a broad variety of media, cultures and ages. Added 4/8/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • The Penland School Resident Artist Program seeks to enrich the total educational experience at Penland by providing a stimulating, supportive environment for artists at transitional points in their careers. Penland resident artists are full-time, self-supporting craftspeople who live and work at the school for three years. Added 4/8/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • The Headlands Center for the Arts hosts an internationally recognized Artist in Residence Program, interdisciplinary public programs, and subsidized studio rentals for Bay Area artists of all disciplines. Through these programs, Headlands offers opportunities for artist research, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society. Added 4/8/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY 
  • Robert Rauschenberg’s twenty-acre estate on Captiva Island, Florida, is pleased to announce it will be transformed into a creative center that welcomes artists of all disciplines from around the world to live, work, and create. The selection process for the Rauschenberg Residency, Fall 2013 – Summer 2014, will be by nomination only. Check website for additional details. Added 3/27/2013
    Deadline: TBD
    RESIDENCY
  • The Banff Centre’s Visual Arts residencies focus on professional development, research, and training opportunities in media and visual arts. The programs provide access to world-class facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, textiles, painting, performance, media arts, film, and video, as well as curatorial and critical studies. Residencies are for professional artists with an exhibition record who have had formal training in visual arts, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.
    Deadline: Various dependent on residency
    RESIDENCY
  • 18th Street Arts Center’s (Los Angeles) residency program helps to build and to strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators. There are three types of residencies, including long-term; mid-term; and a visiting artist program that hosts international and national artists and curators from between 1 to 3 months. 18th Street Arts Center’s mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Added 10/31/2012
    Deadline: Rolling (1yr-18mo advance)
    RESIDENCY
  • Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP. Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $4,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Centrum Creative Residencies program offers a special collaborative residency package, designed to facilitate groups of artists collaborating on one or more new works. Groups of working artists find the facilities ideally suited to the kind of effort and focused energy that is needed to create a great collaborative piece or body of work.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • The Macina di San Cresci is a member of RES ARTIS, the International Association of Residential Arts Centre, established in the Netherlands in 1993. It is the largest existing network of artist residency programs, numbering over 200 members drawn from more than 40 countries. Location: Tuscany, Italy.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Spread Art’s Residency Program invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboration with the creative communities of Detroit. Below is a general overview of the program (all residencies are ultimately tailored to the individual artist’s needs and interests) and a list of 2014 artists in residence.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • School of Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarships are available for both the two- and three-week Summer Institute sessions. To apply for a merit scholarship, please submit a portfolio with 6–10 pieces in the SlideRoom online portfolio site and email your registration packet materials. Labeled photographs and film slides are also acceptable. Art work may be in any medium, regardless of class choice. Please note: a portfolio and indication on the Financial Aid / Merit Scholarship application form that you are applying for merit are required.
    Deadline: Check Website
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visual Arts Questions?

Felicia Baca
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