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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 & 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 Humanities’ Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants  provide support for public programs in the humanities in the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites or regions; book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs.
    Deadline: August 13, 2014
  • 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

  • Saltgrass Printmakers is accepting artwork to be considered for a February 2015 exhibition.  The focus of the exhibition will be monoprints, monotypes and collagraph prints. Exhibition will be scheduled for four weeks in duration at Saltgrass Printmakers, 2126 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. Saltgrass Printmakers will host an Opening Reception for the artist(s) on the second Friday of the month to coincide with the Sugar House Art Walk (SHAW) monthly gallery stroll, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There is no entry fee to submit application. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: August 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Park City Kimball Arts Center, 45th Annual Arts Festival is hosting a Chalk Art Competition and is looking for talented artists or groups of artist to take on a theme and create a one of a kind piece. Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the top of Historical Main Street Park City. The art will be judge by the 5,800 attendees of the festival throughout the day. Winning artist(s) will receive a two night stay in Park City. Email membership@kimballartscenter.org for more details. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: August 2, 2014
    COMPETITION
  • 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. Proposals will be accepted beginning July 7 and are due on September 1, 2014. Added 5/14/2014
    Deadline: September 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The 2014 Statewide Annual Juried Competition: Painting & Sculpture will be from November 21, 2014 – January 9, 2015, with entries due on October 22 and 23at the Rio Gallery. Visual arts juried exhibitions have been a project of Utah Arts & Museums since 1899, providing opportunities to all artists across the state of Utah to be recognized for excellence in this annual juried exhibition. Six $500 Juror’s Awards will be selected. For information on nationally esteemed jurors and online registration, visit the link above. NEW: Installation work is now included as part of the sculpture category. Added 5/14/2014
    Deadline: September 22 – October 21, 2014; online registration open
    Entry drop-off October 22/23
    EXHIBITION/COMPETITION
  • Southern Utah University’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and the Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center invite you to submit work to “Wild Perspectives: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act,” a juried exhibition of 2D artwork focusing on Southern Utah’s wilderness areas. Added 6/25/2014
    Deadline: October 3, 2014
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • Chicago is proud to announce the addition of the Drawing Show artist open calls to its October 17 – 19 art, craft and visual culture fair. Previous only a NY and Miami exhibit, the Tomorrow Stars and Drawing Show sections will be presented at the fair as special exhibitions of work, showcasing the newest and best of work in their respective categories. The Drawing Show premiered at Verge Art Fair Miami Basel and has proudly continued its commitment to mounting a section devoted exclusively to drawing as a medium that overlaps all disciplines. Now the Drawing Show comes to Multiples, Chicago. Added 6/9/2014
    Deadline: Various: July 15, August 15, September 7 (see website)
    EXHIBITION
  • The Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University is currently seeking exhibition proposals for the 2014-15 exhibition season. This will be the first exhibition season in the newly renovated Curfman Gallery. Proposals may be for one-to-three-person exhibits, and in any medium. Collected proposals may be kept for up to two years by the Curfman Gallery for future consideration. Added 6/25/2014
    Deadline: July 25, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art in visual art media, showcasing the current work of established and emerging artists from across the United States working in a varied array of media and genres. Poughkeepsie, New York. Added 6/25/2014
    Deadline: July 31, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints is the eleventh competitive national exhibition organized by the University of Richmond (VA) Museums. Open to all forms of prints, the exhibition is presented as a celebration and examination of contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the United States. Added 5/22/2014
    Deadline: August 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Wyoming will celebrate its 125th anniversary of statehood in 2015. In honor of the anniversary, the State will release precious metal commemorative collector’s coin(s). Additionally, up to three alloy coins will be produced for the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branch to give away to constituents. This call for entries is for finely rendered, highly detailed drawings for one side of each coin. The other side will feature the Great Seal of Wyoming. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: August 1, 2014
    COMPETITION
  • The 4th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Alliance (Laramie, WY) invites you to submit up to three works for our National Juried Student or National Juried Professional Cast Iron Art Exhibitions, to be held during the 2014 conference in Laramie, WY.  The exhibitions will run September 10 – October 10, 2014. Added 5/29/2014
    Deadline: August 5, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The 4th Annual Holga Out of the Box International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, the world renowned photojournalist David Burnett. Show us your best Holga image. “Out of the box” is about artistic creativity to produce an image starting with a Holga camera. Not that you have to photograph your Holga – out of the box – without modifications. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: August 10, 2014
    COMPETITION
  • Miami Photo Salon is an International Photography Festival that will take place during Art Basel with plans to continue yearly. The goal of this project is to create a salon-style venue for local photographers to showcase and exhibit work to international audiences. This event will take place in downtown Miami, where foot traffic between visiting art fairs will bring in thousands of visitors, both from the local community and international tourists. Dates for the event December 2-5, 2014. $20 entry. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: August 11, 2014
    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 2/19/2014
    Deadline: August 12, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Starry Night Exposure Program. Show your work in the Select Fair during Art Basel Weekend in Miami. Emerging artists are encouraged to submit their application for review to exhibit with us this December 2-7, 2014. We will be bringing a small group of promising, emerging and established contemporary artists’ work to this international stage for the largest art fair in the Americas. Added 7/23/2014
    Deadline: August 15, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Islamic Art Revival Series presents an international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic art. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) includes a diverse group of women and men. $30 entry fee. Dallas, TX. Added 6/25/2014
    Deadline: August 22, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Local Cloth Inc. and the Haywood Community College Creative Arts Program (NC) invite fiber and textile artists to join their celebration of American Craft Week 2014 by entering EXCITE, which recognizes the Appalachian region’s tradition and continuing leadership in weaving and contemporary textile art education. The theme is contemporary fiber work inspired by or reflective of the design ideals set forth by Anni Albers at Black Mountain College, where she formed and taught the weaving program. Added 2/19/2014
    Deadline: August 26, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • “City Scapes: The City as I See It” will be a juried group exhibition at The Gallery at the Watershed showcasing 2-dimensional work on the theme of cityscapes. Eugene, OR. Added 7/23/2014
    Deadline: September 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • EN EM Art Space is currently accepting submissions from contemporary artists seeking gallery representation. We will consider talented artists at every stage of their careers, and acceptance is granted on the basis of a portfolio review by the directors as well as gallery advisors. Sacramento, CA. Added 7/23/2014
    Deadline: September 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The Dayton Visual Arts Center, OH, is now accepting proposals for exhibitions to fill the 2015-2017 exhibition seasons. Added 7/23/2014
    Deadline: September 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • Hack the Bells is the world’s first remix competition for carillon. This project is an exploration in sound, vision, and performance that asks artists and new media visionaries to use the bells as they see fit – to hack the bells. This project encourages artists, musicians, performers, and other visionaries to use the Campanile and/or the openly licensed Campanile audio and images from our library in their creative work. $700 Commission. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: September 1, 2014
    EXHIBITION
  • The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program by the National Endowment for the Humanities awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.  $5,000-$60,000 grants. Added 7/15/2014
    Deadline: September 11, 2014
    FUNDING
  • Pastel Journal, America’s leading magazine devoted to pastel artists, has recently opened its 16th Annual Pastel 100 Painting Competition for entries. This international annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. $5,000 grand prize.
    Deadline: September 22, 2014
    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

Residencies & Professional Development

  • The Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve began in 2002 and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the park’s natural splendors. Selection is made on the basis of required entry materials, vision, new and innovative ways of responding to the park, and recognized accomplishment as demonstrated in those materials. Added 5/22/2014
    Deadline: September 1, 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
  • 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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