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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

  • 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

  • Art at the Main, a gallery located on the ground floor atrium of the Main Salt Lake City Library featuring works by contemporary Utah artists, is looking for new members.  A cooperative gallery run by its members since 2006, Art at the Main offers a diverse selection of media, styles, sizes and prices, making it a perfect place to shop for original art. Added 11/14/2014
    Deadline: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro, OR) is currently seeking submissions from individual artists and artist groups working in all media for exhibits to show between July 2015 and June 2016. The Walters gallery seeks to display original fine art that is engaging to a broad public audience. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The University of Northern Colorado School of Art and Design (Greely, CO) presents a Juried Photography Show of Wet Plate Collodion Process. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 7, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Art on the Edge 2015 is the fourth biennial juried exhibition presented by the New Mexico Museum of Art and Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography. This juried show is open to artists residing in New Mexico and the bordering states of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Five to nine artists will be selected, each represented with a developed body of work. Artists will be chosen through an online jurying process by juror Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 7, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Artists working in all Fine Arts Media can submit up to six images for a one month show at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY. It will be judged by Adrienne Rooney, Curatorial Assistant of the Whitney Museum. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 12, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the inaugural INTERSTATE juried exhibit. All proceeds from this national, bi-annual exhibition will support student scholarships in the CWU Department of Art. The juror for the 2014 INTERSTATE exhibition is Michael Rooks, the Wieland Family Curator of Contemporary Art, at the High Museum of Art, in Atlanta, Georgia. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 15, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • 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
  • 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

  • The Gates of the Arctic Artist-in-Residence program offers professional digital artists, writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, and artisans of all type the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting. For more information on Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and the Artist in Residence program. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 5, 2014
    RESIDENCY
  • Baxter St at CCNY invites emerging photographers living in New York City to apply for the 2015Workspace Residency Program (previously The Darkroom Residency Program). The Baxter St at CCNY Workspace Residency offers local photographers much-needed workspace in New York City as well as access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs. Added 11/25/2014
    Deadline: December 9, 2014
    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

Visual Arts Questions?

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