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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, residencies and professional development. Click on the menu items below for your interest area.

Please review these opportunities thoroughly. They are listed here as a service and are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.

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 Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development

Local

  • Downtown SLC Presents and Salt Lake City are seeking proposals from artists to design, build and install pop-up parks on Main Street for the Downtown Garden Stroll. Artists will build up from an 8’ x 20’ platform incorporating landscaping and seating. A floral/garden theme is required for the platforms. Artist Allowance is $3,000.00 ($1500 upon selection; $1000 upon installation; $500 upon removal). Added 2/1/2017
    DEADLINE: February 24, 2017 
    INSTALLATION
  • Utah Ties 2017 at CUAC Contemporary Art is an annual juried exhibition for Utah artists. CUAC invites artists to participate who are living in Utah, living outside of Utah, but are from Utah, or who have spent time as students or professionally in Utah. There will be awards totaling $1,000 given to juror’s selections in the show. The purpose of the show is to help Utah artists gain exposure in Utah and also to the outside art community by being exposed to an art world professional outside of Utah. Added 2/3/17
    DEADLINE: March 3, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • Art Works Gallery is seeking hand drawn media for the exhibit That Looks Sketchy. Any subject matter, color or black and white, will be considered. Their objective is to showcase this foundational medium in the form of finished drawings, studies, sketches rendered in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, or a single implement. Gallery show will open on Friday, May 26, 2017 and hang through June 23, 2017. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • Art Works Gallery is seeking Shakespeare themed fine art for gallery exhibit to coordinate with the Utah Shakespeare Festival 2017 season. Work will be exhibited through the months of June, July and August, 2017. All media will be accepted for consideration including painting, drawing, printmaking, artist books, short films, jewelry and ceramics. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The 93rd Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art invites artists to participate in a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art. The exhibition is open to all Utah artists, working in any media. Each artist may submit up to two works of art created within the last three years. Works over three years old are not eligible. Added 2/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 4 – 8, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Salt Lake City Public Library System hosts art exhibitions at all of their locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Revised 2/9/2017
    DEADLINE: April 10, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • Craft Lake City DIY is currently accepting applications for their annual Do-It-Yourself Festival. This festival features artists and craftspeople from the local community. Artists must currently reside and operate in the state of Utah in order to be considered. Added 2/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 17, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Finch Lane Gallery is seeking applicants to exhibit in their space during 2018. Finch Lane is a contemporary gallery located in Reservoir Park and managed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Utah artists interested in presenting their newest work are encouraged to apply. Proposals for single artists, group shows, and curated exhibitions are accepted. Added 2/9/2017
    DEADLINE: April 17, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Woodbury Art Museum at UVU is currently accepting artwork for their 2017 show Art of Our Century. The show calls for art relating to the idea of movement in all forms. Art Movements, Kinetic or Social Sculpture, Video, physical fluidity, interactive design, and emotional instigators are just some examples of relevant entries. Whether an agitation, a long journey, or a gentle progression, all work that “moves” is desirable. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: April 25, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Projects Gallery at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art works to promote local artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. Situated at the front of UMOCA, the Projects Gallery is the first exhibition room that visitors encounter when entering the building. They exhibit proposals entirely from Utah artists, providing the artists with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country. Revised 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • The Fort Collins Lincoln Center [Fort Collins, Colorado] invites visual artists residing in the US to enter their national juried Annual Contemporary Art Survey with Guest Curator Zoe Larkins, Associate Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. The exhibition is an open call to artists working in all media and reflects the artists’ capacity to consider the wide world of issues, objects, imagery and ideas they encounter in creating art. They are seeking works in all media and genres that together will present a survey of contemporary art in America. Representational, abstract and conceptual work will be considered. Added 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: March 1, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Alexandria Museum of Art [Alexandria, Louisiana] will be installing its first permanent exhibition galleries in October, 2017. Because of this and the 30 year anniversary of the September Competition, the Alexandria Museum of Art has changed the dates for the September Competition exhibit.  In 2017, the exhibition will be on display from June 2nd through September 23rd, 2017. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: March 18, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Luxembourg Art Prize [Luxembourg, Europe] is an annual international competition aiming to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of unknown artists by providing them with professional art gallery space, first as part of a group exhibition showcasing the finalists for the Prize and then as a solo exhibition for the winner. To help the winner prepare and create a solo exhibition at the gallery, a grant of $26,630 is awarded by the gallery for the 2017 edition of the prize. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
    AWARD/FUNDING

Residencies & Professional Development

  • New York Artist Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation [Brooklyn, New York] is now accepting applications for their international residency program. US based artists can apply for 3 month residencies to take place July-September 2017 and October-December 2017. As a studio-based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context. Added 2/3/17
    DEADLINE: March 1, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • Summer Studio [Banff, Alberta] is a self-directed residency program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. This program offers up to five-weeks of intensive studio time and opportunities for interaction, collaboration, and experimentation. Demonstrations in visual art production techniques will be offered, and staff will be on hand to offer support and provide access to the facilities. Artists can also attend public talks by faculty and artists from around the world. Added 2/16/17
    Deadline: March 1, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program  [Torrey, Utah] at Capital Reef National Park offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. “This residency program is an exciting progression of our relationship with the artist community, and will give visitors the chance to know Capitol Reef in a new and different way, through the eyes of an artist,” said Capitol Reef National Park Superintendent Leah McGinnis. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: April 5, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program [Sausalito, California] at Headlands Center for the Arts awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. AIRs become part of a community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media. Revised 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: April 3 – June 2, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • 18th Street Arts Center’s Residency Programs [Santa Monica, California] help build and strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators.There are five types of residencies, including a visiting artist program that hosts artists and curators for 1 – 3 months. The center has hosted more than 400 artists from dozens of countries since it first began in 1992. Revised 2/9/17 
    Deadline: Rolling 
    RESIDENCY
  • The Penland Resident Artist Program [Penland, North Carolina] consists of full-time artists who spend 3 years living and working in Penland’s school community. It is designed for artists who are at a pivotal moment in their career—the residency is an opportunity for them to test ideas and make choices that will have a lasting effect on their work and their lives. Resident artists may use the time to develop their studio practice, to work out the practicalities of making a living, or to explore new directions in their work. Added 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Spread Art’s Residency Program [Detroit, Michigan] invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboration with the creative communities of Detroit. Spread Art residencies provide housing (if needed), rehearsal and/or studio space, event and/or exhibition opportunities, and introductions to Detroit artists, venues, and more through residency dinners /brunches and additional social and networking opportunities. Revised 2/10/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Doctor’s Hours [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts offers artists an opportunity for one-on-one consultations with a range of industry professionals in their creative field. Distance Consultations over Skype are available for artists located outside the both New York Metro Area. These sessions provide an opportunity for practical advice and feedback on presentation of an artist’s work, website, or upcoming application. Added 2/3/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Boot Camp for Artists [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts is a course that teaches the fundamental principles of sustainability and profitability in the arts. Boot Camp includes classes on finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.The structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” which provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. Each receives specific feedback from experts in the field as well as their peers in the course. Schedule for course varies. Added 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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