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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

  • 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

  • For the last five years, the South Jordan City Arts Council has sponsored ten (10) candy window sculptures featured in merchant windows along South Jordan City Towne Center Drive. These window sculptures will be featured for one month and unveiled at the City’s annual Light the Night Christmas Tree lighting event.Artists will be responsible for: Developing an original conceptual and artistic creation, building, and final installation of candy sculpture.
    DEADLINE: August 31, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists and the community at large. They provide a free venue for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibitions, participate in the process of producing an exhibit, and engage the community through art making and dialogue. Both galleries host public receptions on select Salt Lake Gallery Stroll evenings. We accept exhibition proposals twice-yearly for 7-8 week exhibitions. A $200 artist support fee is available per exhibition (paid to artist or group).
    DEADLINE: September 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of format for each Library’s physical space
    DEADLINE: October 10, 2016
    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
  • Nox Contemporary will be reopening in the fall of 2016 and is currently looking for artists to exhibit.  Please keep in mind that Nox is a contemporary gallery and will only exhibit work that reflects that. Added 6/3/16.
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • The Marin Society of Artists has an open call to artists for a national juried show, In Your Dreams. Open to all media except video, film and installation art. Juror: Michael Azgour. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: August 19, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • COAGULA CURATORIAL Gallery in Los Angeles is holding an OPEN CALL for national artists to submit to a juried show to be held at our gallery later this year.  Juror is Andi Campognone,
    Director/Chief Curator, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster.
    DEADLINE: August 27, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Santa Cruz Art League is accepting submissions for Energy and Stillness: A National Abstract Exhibit. Open to all mediums where the artist uses a visual language of shapes, forms, lines and colors to interpret a subject-matter without necessarily providing the viewer with a recognizable visual reference point. Added 7/1/16.
    DEADLINE: August 29, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Center for Contemporary Art’s, Bedminster, NJ, annual International Juried Exhibition celebrates contemporary art by both established and emerging artists.Juror Jonathan Goodman will select work for inclusion in the exhibit and for three cash prizes. The Center’s Exhibitions Committee will review the body of work of each artists selected and chose one for a solo exhibit in 2017.
    DEADLINE: September 11, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Dairy Arts Center (formerly The Dairy Center for the Arts), Boulder CO, invites artists and arts organizations from the United States and abroad to submit proposals for individual and artist-curated group exhibits in all visual art mediums to be considered for exhibition. Added 12/18/15
    DEADLINE: September 12, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2016 TVAA National Art Competition & Exhibit. Jurors: Andrea Karnes and Gabriel Ritter. Added 4/20/16
    DEADLINE: September 14, 2016
    COMPETITION
  • The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Juror: Peter Barberie. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: September 15, 2016
    COMPETITION
  • Pewabic has a 100+ year history producing decorative and architectural ceramic tile. Ceramic Tile 2016 celebrates that history with a call for contemporary ceramic tiles. Entries of decorative, sculptural and architectural ceramic tile in all themes, genres, types of clay and firing methods will be accepted. Juror:  Bobby Silverman.
    DEADLINE: September 25, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Inspired by the last 100 years of women in government, Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole invites artists of all genders to submit works that ask us to consider what women in government was, is, and can be.
    DEADLINE: September 26, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The National Weather Center Biennale is the only exhibit of its kind – an international juried exhibition focusing on weather and its impact on the human experience. Submissions are open for the 2017 Biennale. The exhibition is sponsored by the National Weather Center in Norman, OK in partnership with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council. Added 6/3/16.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Palos Verdes Art Center presents Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition. The competition is open to applicants 18 years or older. Wearable Expressions – wearable art designed for the human body in all media, from separates and full costumes to jewelry and accessories..The categories are fiber, jewelry and accessories. Added 6/3/16.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    COMPETITION
  • Artists around the world are invited to take part in the international competition organized by the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017, in Korea. The competition calls for artworks that mirror the modern trends and point to the future of the ceramic arts. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • 4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 17th year to bring world-class fine art to the region. 4 Bridges Arts Festival is a fully juried show with artists awards totalling $15,000. Diversity in mediums and styles in a truly unique 50,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion mixed with serious art buyers from across the region, and beyond, creates an atmosphere unlike any other. The Festival, presented each year by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), supports the advancement of original visual art and the artists who create it.
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
    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
    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

  • PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA’s residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. Playa welcomes a range of applicants–from emerging artists of promise to professionals with an established history of accomplishment. Added 5/27/16.
    DEADLINE: September 1, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • Applications for residency at The VCCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, are being accepting for a February to May residency.  VCCA offers a chance to work privately but in proximity to more than twenty other highly accomplished artists with fresh insights, new ideas and stimulating conversation. Added 6/3/16
    DEADLINE: September 15, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • The Bakehouse Art Complex Studio Residency program is a jury-­selected artist residency program offering affordable studios to professional emerging and mid­‐career artists. The Bakehouse Art Complex is currently seeking artists who are committed to their work and interested in being part of dynamic, collaborative and creative community of over 60 working professional artists.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program, in Iverness, CA, is to provide artists from Canada and the United States with a serene, retreat-like natural environment for creative exploration and inquiry into arts and consciousness. Eligible artists must have an MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts, video/new media, music composition, and choreography will be considered. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: November 17, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • Mesa Verde National Park is proud to announce the 2016 Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program. This program offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring ancient architecture of the Ancestral Pueblo people and the sweeping natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for five, two-week periods.
    DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • The Santa Fe Art Institute international Artists and Writers Residency Program continues to grow and expand to serve the needs of artists and foster invaluable relationships with artists and organizations in the local communities and beyond in the support of innovative thinking and creative risk taking. SFAI implements yearlong thematic programing that address pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities.
    DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
    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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Added 6/3/16
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING

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