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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.)

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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

  • 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 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, American Art Today, is a prestigious exhibition at the Bascom Center for the Arts, in Highlands, NC., that features work of approximately 30 artists from across the nation.  This year’s subject, “What is American Art”. Juror: Dr. William U. Eiland. Added 4/1/16
    DEADLINE: July 31, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Atelier Alen, in Munich, has opened photographic submissions for We love People. As the theme suggests, this competition is dedicated to love and affection for our fellow human beings. The focus will be on the following questions: What is it that we love so much about people? How do these feelings express themselves? And how can we capture this love and transcribe it photographically? Added 7/1/16.
    DEADLINE: July 31, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Revere Academy of Jewelry is accepting applications to their New Student Scholarship. The New Student Scholarship was established to provide an opportunity for new students to attend the Academy. The winner receives an all-expenses-paid scholarship from anywhere in the US to San Francisco for any regular 3-day class. Added 4/29/16
    DEADLINE: August 1, 2016
    COMPETITION
  • A call to artists for the national juried exhibition at Larkin Arts is open. This is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition, in Harrisonburg, VA., that is open to any artist who is a resident of the United States and is over the age of 18, working in two-dimensional media. Juror: Gary Freeburg. Added 5/6/16
    DEADLINE: August 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, seeks submissions for a juried art show entitled “National Parks – Personal Narratives” as the opening event in its newly refurbished galleries. Artists nationwide are encouraged to submit work that expresses the significance of the National Parks in their lives, and communicates that connection through unique depictions, interpretations, impressions, and memories.  Added 6/24/16.
    DEADLINE: August 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The American Craft Council seeks artists for its San Francisco show, August 12-14, 2016 at the Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion. Apply if you produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. Added 7/1/16.
    DEADLINE: August 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Cabrillo Gallery seeks entries for RARE EARTH: National Ceramics Exhibition, open to US artists working in functional and/or sculptural ceramics, including mixed media work that is primarily ceramic. Juror: Kirk Delman. Added 6/24/16
    DEADLINE: August 6, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • A celebration of artwork powered by the imagination of art and science, GALACTIC PLEASURES is an exhibition of works exploring the future, science, science fiction, fantasy and steampunk. The Studio Door in San Diego is accepting submissions. Juror: Victor Ciccarelli. Added 7/1/16.
    DEADLINE: August 6, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Blue Man Group seeks entries for a juried art exhibition at Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The competition is open to artists working in acrylic, digital art, drawing/pastel, mixed media, oil, painting, photography and printmaking. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: August 8, 2016
    COMPETITION
  • Verum Ultimum Gallery is thrilled to invite artists to explore Abstract Catalyst, the  3rd Annual exhibition with this theme, and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. All mediums are welcome. This call emphasizes the process with a focus on the individual style of the art maker. Added 6/3/16
    DEADLINE: August 11, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Las Laguna Gallery presents Lens-flare – A Photography Exhibition, and invites artists working in all photographic mediums to submit images to be considered for an exhibition. Added 4/8/16
    DEADLINE: August 14, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Cloyde Snook Gallery at the Art Department, Adams State University, seeks artwork in all media for a national juried exhibition. For Atypical Topographies: exploring new approaches to landscape,” we seek artworks that challenge, reinvent, or chart new directions in landscape art. Added 7/1/16.
    DEADLINE: August 14, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition is accepting entries. The PSBN is a juried print exhibition and symposium established by the Art Department Print Studio at the University of Hawaii Hilo. Juror: Lloyd Menard. Added 6/3/16
    DEADLINE: August 15, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Yaddo 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.
    DEADLINE: August 1, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country.  National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply. Added 4/1/16
    DEADLINE: August 7, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • 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 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

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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