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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

  • Grants of up to $700 will be awarded by the Utah Commision on Service and Volunteerism to Utah non-profit organizations to assist in creating projects that occur between January 17-24, 2015 celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. A minimum of 75 volunteers must be recruited and used in these projects.
    Deadline: December 22, 2014
  • The Department of State’s US Mission to India is seeking a cultural performance and workshop series that celebrates and articulates the longstanding connection between India and the US. The successful proposal will carefully select the medium of cultural performance – showcasing the fusion of Indian and Western art forms with a new, crisp approach that entertains and inspires a high level audience, one that might be hosted by the US Ambassador at the official residence.
    Deadline: December 24, 2014
  • Project for Public Spaces is accepting applications for free technical assistance for communities working to become more livable and sustainable with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.
    Deadline: January 9, 2015
  • American Music Abroad (AMA) invites bands and ensembles to apply for the 2015-16 season. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews.
    Deadline: January 9, 2015
  • Next Level encourages hip-hop artist-educators to apply for its 2015-16 season. In collaboration with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Teams and US Embassies abroad, Next Level offers workshops and presents performances aimed at reaching underserved groups and addressing pressing social policy concerns.
    Deadline: January 12, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects Grants support film, television and radio projects that demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience in understanding significant humanities works and ideas.
    Deadline: January 14, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Arts Performing Arts Discovery program invites applications for cooperative agreements to showcase regional performing arts groups, create an organized tour of performances or present a combination of the two in their respective regions to encourage presenters based outside the US to see work from geographically diverse areas of the United States.
    Deadline: January 27, 2015
  • The Big Read supports organizations around the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences including activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances and panel discussions.
    Deadline: January 28, 2015
  • Utah Humanities Competitive Grants are awarded for public humanities projects around the state. These projects demonstrate a wide variety of humanities disciplines and formats and address important community issues.
    Deadline: February 1, 2015
  • Applications for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards are open. The twelve award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama.
    Deadline: February 2, 2015
  • Digital Humanities Implementation Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field.
    Deadline: February 18, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works supports arts projects that are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, are distinctive offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions and have the potential to be shared and/or emulated or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.
    Deadline: February 19, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership.
    Deadline: March 3, 2015
  • The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grants offer support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.
    Deadline: April 16, 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 Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings.
    Deadline: February 2, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Each year, two $10,000 Fellowships are awarded by Utah Arts & Museums to individual visual artists to acknowledge their artistic excellence and encourage their careers. Artists practicing in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, craft, and new genres are eligible. Applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their practice through quality images and documentation. Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program.
    Deadline: February 2, 2015
    FUNDING

National & International

  • The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts seeks exhibition proposals that have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 50th Annual Conference, Makers, Mentors and Milestones, which takes place in Kansas City, Makers, Mentors and Milestones will highlight modes of contemporary practice, celebrate the impact of influential figures and movements that have shaped the field, and create opportunity to envision collectively what lies ahead. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 17, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • In September 2014, the Rauschenberg Foundation announced that it would release a series of open calls for the first time in its history. The current call for proposals is in the Art + Environment program. If you believe that your work fits strongly with this program’s goals and scope, we encourage you to prepare an application according to the guidelines and instructions. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 22, 2014
    FUNDING
  • The Representing the West exhibition is open to all artists. We are interested in work that answers the question, “What does the American West mean to me?” We welcome traditional representational work as well as non-traditional subject matter, materials (excluding video and/or audio) and concepts. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 27, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Gallery One Visual Arts Center (Ellensburg, WA) announces their first national juried printmaking exhibition titled IN PRINT.  Accepted entries will be included in a month-long exhibition in May of 2015 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg.  Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to chosen artists to accompany the exhibition. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 31, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Soho Photo Gallery’s (NY, NY) Portfolio Competition is requesting photographers to submit  portfolios containing 12–20 compositionally and technically strong images with a consistent theme or concept. Winners will receive solo shows at the gallery as well as a Pina Zangaro customized portfolio box. Added 11/14/2014
    Deadline: December 31, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • From Every Fiber is designed to showcase the many forms that fiber arts take – from traditional to abstract, wall hangings to 3-dimensional pieces. The exhibit will be held at the Texas Gallery in the Arts Center from February 7 to March 18. College Station, TX. Added 11/14/2014
    Deadline: January 15, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • 38th Annual International Exhibit at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H): March 10, 2015-April 9, 2015. Juror: Eric Weigardt AWS,DF, NWS. $8000 expected in cash prizes. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: January 16, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council and the Old Court House Arts Center. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and Internationally. This is the 28th Anniversary of the Women’s Works show. Added 12/4/2014
    Deadline: January 18, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The Clymer Museum and Gallery seeks artists working in all media and living west of the Mississippi River and Western Canada to submit work celebrating western life styles and experiences for exhibit March and April of 2015. Best of show will receive a solo exhibition at the Clymer Museum and a $1000 cash prize. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: January 25, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: February 1, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • The Whatcom Museum presents the first Bellingham National 2015 Art Exhibition and Awards, which will be held May 30 – September 13, 2015 and open to all artists working in the United States. Our distinguished juror is Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, who has dedicated his career to championing contemporary artists as a curator, writer, art historian, and gallerist. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: February 9, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Sylvia White Gallery will be awarding ONE or more artists, an entire wall of booth space (10’x10’) at one of the best NYC Art Fairs. More artists may be selected (up to 5) depending on the number of entries received.  As many of you know, galleries spend thousands of dollars purchasing booths and individual artists are not allowed to participate without gallery representation. This year, up to 5 lucky artists will join our stable to be represented by SWG. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: February 15, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2015 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: February 21, 2015
    EXHIBITION

  • Western Visions, Jackson, WY, creates a venue for visitors and collectors to engage the finest emerging and established artists whose works deal with humanity’s relationship with nature, and identifies, in a nationally recognized exhibition and fundraising event, artists who have the caliber to become part of the Museum’s permanent collection. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: March 1, 2015
    EXHIBITION
  • 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

Residencies & Professional Development

  • SOMA Summer is a unique eight-week program for international artists, curators, critics, and art historians, conducted in English in Mexico City. SOMA Summer introduces participants to the dynamic art scene of Mexico City through visits to museums, openings, and artists’ studios. Designed to promote intense creative work and open dialogue, the program is built around a series of seminars and workshops led by renowned Mexican and international artists. Participants meet weekly for individual critiques with a variety of artists and curators. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue. Added 12/16/2014
    Deadline: March 2, 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

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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