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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.)

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General Art Opportunities

  • 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

  • Local Colors of Utah presents the 2015 Sugarhouse Plein Air Competition. A Painting exhibition and sale will be held at the gallery September 16-18th with an awards reception on Friday, September 18th. Added 6/5/2015
    DEADLINE: September 11-14
    COMPETITION & EXHIBITION
  • Cottonwood Presbyterian Church invites artists to submit two-dimensional artwork for an exhibit in November-December 2015. The theme is Prophetic Visions of Peace and Justice. Open to varied art styles and interpretations. Frame size not to exceed 32 x 40 inches and be ready to hang. Any inquiries should be emailed to sue@cocreativeworks.comAdded 7/31/15
    DEADLINE: September 15, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah, this competitive juried regional exhibition, Paper West, will showcase contemporary works on paper by artists throughout the Intermountain West. The exhibition will take place in the Gittins Gallery on the campus of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Juror: Shelby Shadwell. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: September 18, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Exhibitions Committee at the Kimball Art Center in Park City meets quarterly to discuss proposals submitted for single artists, group shows and curated exhibitions. Added 8/21/15
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Tradition continues with a call for entries to Utah Images 2015, an exhibit of Utah artists, ages 55+. The exhibit is presented by Equitable Life and Casualty Insurance Company in honor of the company’s 80th anniversary, and will be held at the historic Salt Lake City and County Building. Added 6/26/15
    DEADLINE: October 2, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The President’s Art Show is an annual juried exhibition sponsored by Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). Entries are open to all Utah artists. A wide range of professional and amateur artists will be represented from across the state featuring a variety of mediums. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: October 11, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • 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
  • The Green Loft is located at 2834 S. Highland Drive. It is an art deco building that houses offices for a co-op for sustainable living.  It also serves as an art gallery. Kristina Lenzi is the art curator for the Green Loft.  Applications are reviewed on a 6 month basis in November and May, but may be submitted at any time.  Artists interested in applying for a show at Green Loft may submit applications to Kristina Lenzi at art@gogreenloft.com.  Please submit 10-20 examples of 2-D work, a short artist bio and an artist resume. Added 5/29/2015
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • Las Laguna Gallery is seeking artists creating works related to Day of the Dead. Any and all works that reflect the theme of Dia de Los Muertos will be considered- from photography to fabric, mixed media to new media, all types of paintings (acrylic, oil, water color) drawings, ink, graphite, pastels, colored pencil, encaustic, fiber arts, etc. Added 7/10/15
    DEADLINE: September 6, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Center for Contemporary Art’s annual International Juried Exhibition celebrates contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. The Center’s Exhibitions Committee will review the body of work of each artists selected and chose one for a solo exhibit in 2016. Juror:  Margaret O’Reilly. Added 7/10/15
    DEADLINE: September 7, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Steamboat Springs Arts Council (SSAC) and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) invite artists to submit work for a group exhibition. ReTree, a two-month show, will be displayed in October and November as the Aspen trees turn the valley gold. Two- and three-dimensional work is allowed. Added 7/31/15
    DEADLINE: September 7, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio announces a call for entries for the third Atlanta Print Biennial, an international exhibition of works on paper open to all artists working in hand-pulled printmaking processes.  The exhibit will be hosted by Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta, GA.  Juror: Art Werger. Added 7/10/15
    DEADLINE: September 11, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce they are opening the call for entries for Punctum: the 20th Annual PCNW Juried Exhibition. All photo processes are welcome. Juror: Julia Dolan. Added 7/10/15
    DEADLINE: September 14, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Artspace, in Raleigh, N.C., is seeking innovative work for solo and/or group exhibitions from artists working in all media for Gallery One and Gallery Two. Both emerging and established artists are eligible. We welcome applications from artists based throughout the US and from international artists. Exhibitions will be scheduled for September 2016 and beyond. Added 7/10/15
    DEADLINE: September 20, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Peter Miller Fine Art (PMFA) photography gallery seeks a broad range of exhibition-ready work from established and emerging photographers for its 2nd Open Call exhibit. Juror:  Paula Tognarelli. Added 8/7/15
    DEADLINE: September 24, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery opens a “call for entries” for the third annual Teen Portrait Competition. Artists between the ages of 13 and 17 may electronically submit portraits to the juried competition in the medium of painting and drawing, photography, and video. Added 7/31/15
    DEADLINE: September 30, 2015
    COMPETITION
     
  • The 2015 application process is now open for Art SD 15 “[META.MORPHOSIS]”, a juried show at the exciting culmination of Balboa Park’s Centennial Celebration.  Art San Diego is the city’s only contemporary fine art show and has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California. They are accepting applications from contemporary artist, galleries, and publishers from around the world in a wide range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, glasswork and more. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: September 30, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The Clark Hulings Fund (CHF) offers direct financial assistance and business support to professional visual artists to boost their careers, and help them become as skilled at managing their businesses as they are at creating their artwork.  CHF awards two Business Accelerator Grants per year; these grants are designed to help artists cover the costs of activities or services related to specific projects that have the potential to drive their careers forward, and grow their art businesses exponentially. Added 9/4/15
    DEADLINE: September 30, 2015
    FUNDING

  • Each year a carefully curated selection of limited edition postcards is produced to benefit High Desert Test Sites. They are available online, at the HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet, and at some  favorite shops in Joshua Tree and beyond.  Sales of the postcards help support future HDTS programming. Added 8/28/15.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2015
    COMPETITION
  • The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center (fondly known as AHHA) announces a call to artists for the 2016 – 17 exhibition calendar. The purpose is to show contemporary art in our Brady Arts District gallery and engage the community in meaningful educational programming.  Added 8/7/15
    DEADLINE: October 2, 2015
    EXHIBITION
     
  • Photographers are invited to submit images for FotoFoto Gallery’s 11th National Photography Competition. The competition is open to all US residents 18 years of age or older, excluding members of FotoFoto Gallery. Any photographic medium including digital and alternative processes will be accepted. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: October 5, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The Kansas City Artists Coalition has a call for exhibition proposals for 2016-2017 in the Mallin and Charno Galleries. The Kansas City Artists Coalition’s exhibitions explore the diversity of expression that shape contemporary culture, art, and ideas. KCAC is a space for innovative and experimental art, which does not readily lend itself to commercial venues. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: October 15, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Site:Brooklyn is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists. We invite artists to submit images of found or created temporary outdoor sculptures made with objects on the streets of their own communities. By witnessing and documenting through the camera lens, these images present the everyday in a new conceptual light – Transforming: Street Objects from Your Street to Main Street. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: October 22, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Las Laguna Gallery is offering a unique opportuntity for a solo show. Our gallery is looking to promote and provide a unique opportunity for a talented individual with a distinctive body of work. The work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted. Added 7/17/15
    DEADLINE: October 24, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The New Student Scholarship was established to provide an opportunity for new students to attend the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. The winner receives an all-expenses-paid scholarship from anywhere in the US to San Francisco, including air, lodging, tuition and fees for any regular 3-day class. Added 7/17/15
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2015
    COMPETITION
  • A Call for Entry to The Santo Foundation individual artist grants is open.  Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000. Five additional awards of $1,000 each will also be awarded. Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as emerging, mid-career and mature artists. This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state, or residency status. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2015
    FUNDING
  • 4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 16th year to bring world-class fine art to the region.  Diversity in media and styles in a truly unique 50,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion, mixed with serious art buyers from across the region, and beyond, create an atmosphere unlike any other. Added 8/7/15
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2015
    EXHIBIT
     
  • Icebreaker 7 is an annual juried exhibition sponsored by Ice Cube Gallery, a contemporary artist-run gallery located in the River North Arts District of Denver. The exhibit has an open theme and artists of every medium are encouraged to enter. Juror:  Ivar Zeile. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • A call for mid-career, to established artists for a month long Solo Exhibition in 2016 at The HUD Gallery. They are looking for artists who are up for the challenge of solo exhibition, artists who are pushing their own creative boundaries and those who are looking for amazing opportunity to show in the Los Angeles area. Added 8/7/15
    DEADLINE: November 1, 2015
    EXHIBIT
     
  • PrintAustin invites you to enter our 3rd annual juried national exhibition The Contemporary Print to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2016. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: November 1, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to an International juried exhibition of contemporary drawing, the 7th Annual Drawing Discourse.  UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Added 9/4/15
    DEADLINE: November 1, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Call for exhibition proposals! Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery is reviewing solo and small group exhibition proposals for the 2016-2017 Season.  Artists 18+ are invited to apply, all media will be considered, artwork is insured while in the gallery; the gallery takes no sales commission. Added 7/17/15
    DEADLINE: November 3, 2015
    EXHIBITION
     
  • Clatsop Community College presents the special tenth anniversary international juried exhibition, Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century.  This is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two-dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Due to the special focus of this exhibit, photography is not eligible. Juror: Lisa Harris. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: November 7, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • National and international artists are encouraged to enter works for the exhibit The Engaged Object at The Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO. This exhibition will explore how fine craft artists are using jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, and other fine craft processes to make social and political statements. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: November 17, 2015
    EXHIBITION
     
  • The b.j. spoke gallery is accepting submissions for Expo 35, their 35th Annual Competition.   All fine arts media are acceptable. Juror: Mary Potter. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: November 28, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • The 15th Andreu World International Design Contest is accepting submissions. In order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, S.A. in the product briefing. The competition is open both to design students and to professionals, without age limit. Added 8/14/15
    DEADLINE: November 30, 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 EXHIBITION The Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation offers 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

  • Open to early-career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected.  Open to composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, performers, directors or performance artists—this list is not meant to be exhaustive—who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community. Added 7/31/15
    DEADLINE: September 14, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The Jentel Artist Residency Program, in Wyoming, is accepting applications for the January residency. The program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Artists and writers may apply. Added 8/21/15
    DEADLINE: September 15, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The artist residency program at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, WY., offers a competitive professional development opportunity for writers, visual and performing artists, musicians and composers from all backgrounds and levels to experience the unique opportunity of time and space to create. Added 8/7/15
    DEADLINE: September 15, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer 3 – 5 live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Added 7/31/15
    DEADLINE: September 27, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) Intensive is an immersive period of studio practice and artistic exploration that combines the artistic freedom of a self-directed residency with the supportive benefits of an organized program. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment, participants are part of a community of artists, curators, and creative researchers, each committed to their practice. Added 8/7/15
    DEADLINE: September 30, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce fellowship applications are available. There are 44 fellowships offered for their residency program to writers and artists during this period.  Added 9/4/15
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The Lucid Art Foundation is accepting applications for their 2016 residency program. The Lucid Art Foundation encourages exploration of nonrepresentational art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: November 30, 2015
    RESIDENCY
  • The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency provides artists from around the world seven weeks of uninterrupted time and space in the inspiring desert environment surrounding Joshua Tree National Park.  It’s an opportunity for painters, sculptors, photographers, writers and musicians to have a full block of time to focus on their work without the distractions of day to day schedules, jobs or family. Added 8/28/15
    DEADLINE: March 15, 2016
    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

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