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ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development. Click on the menu items below for your area of interest.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.


Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development

Local

43rd Annual Statewide Competition – The Eccles Community Art Center Statewide Competition is open to all artists who currently reside in the state of Utah.  Original works in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible.  Reproduction prints such as gicleé and photographs are not eligible.  Work must have been completed within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Community Art Center.
DEADLINE: July 25 & 26 
EXHIBITION

Moab ArTTrails is seeking sculptors to submit works to be considered for its first annual sculpture exhibition.  Up to ten artists will be selected to display their sculptures in downtown Moab, Utah, for a year. Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium and two nights lodging the weekend of October 13-15.  The City of Moab and Grand County have committed to purchase a piece valued up to $10,000 and a $1000 Peoples Choice prize will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.
DEADLINE: August 18, 2017
EXHIBITION

AIR Summit Artist in Residence Program – Visiting artists will immerse themselves in the surrounding nature of the expansive Wasatch Mountains while also connecting with visiting members of the Summit community, comprised of the worlds top business leaders, innovators, athletes and philanthropists. The Summit AIR program is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their careers in the arts, meet new friends and collaborators while directly influencing the cultural fabric of the Summit Powder Mountain village.
DEADLINE: October 2017 (Date TBD)
RESIDENCY

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.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION


National & International

The SXSW Art Program [Austin, Texas] showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection. Incorporated into the broader ecosystem of creativity and innovation at SXSW, the art program serves as a launching point for collaborations and discussions around the role of visual and digital media arts in culture, technology, and the public realm.
DEADLINE: September 8, 2017
EXHIBITION

Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) [San Antonio, Texas] is currently seeking fiber artists to enter the FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit. FASA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the appreciation and encourage support of fiber as an art form through exhibitions and educational activities. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces completed within the last two years ($35 entry fee) for consideration. The juror’s final selections will be hung in the Semmes and Student Art Galleries at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio TX, Oct 13 to Nov 17, 2017.  There is no theme and collaborations are welcome; prizes will be awarded at the opening reception Oct 13, 6-8 pm at the galleries.
DEADLINE: September 4, 2017
EXHIBITION


Residencies & Professional Development

Willapa Bay AiR [Oysterville, Washington] is situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, launched its residency program in March 2014. The Residency has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor. They offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants’ respective fields of discipline.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2017
RESIDENCY

Yaddo Residencies [Saratoga Springs, New York] offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
DEADLINE: January 1, 2018
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
DEADLINE: Rolling
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

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