Artist Opportunities

A selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art-related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers and curators.

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Artist in Residence

Six-month Documenta Fellowships in Kassel, Germany

Updated: 01 March 2023

The Goethe-Institut Fellowship offers international artists, curators, and scholars the opportunity to conduct transdisciplinary research on aesthetics, art, and contemporary history in the context of documenta exhibitions. It also aims to provide a venue to critically reflect on Western European-/North American-influenced discourses as well as to develop alternative perspectives. This call is particularly extended to researchers from contexts which have received scarce representation in the local artistic and academic scene. Two six-month fellowships in Kassel, Germany, for June to November 2023 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a physical presence in Kassel during the six-month residency, starting no later than 15 June 2023. Knowledge of German (C1 level) and experience with archival research are desired, and applicants based in Germany or German-speaking countries are ineligible. Applicants must provide proof of health insurance coverage at their own cost.

What you get: Fellows will receive a stipend of 2000 Euros per month, with travel allowances available. They will also receive support in obtaining visas and other travel formalities from their home country, as well as assistance with finding accommodation and obtaining insurance coverage upon arrival in Germany. Fellows will benefit from a rich working environment, interaction with scholars and artists on site, active involvement in research and event programming, and organizational and professional support. They are encouraged to present their research results in Kassel and in publication/publishing forums with international visibility.

Deadline 24 March 2023

Goethe Institut Glasgow

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The Pastel Society: Exhibition and sales opportunity for painters closing soon

Updated: 13 March 2023

This open call is closing soon!

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel and dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality for their Annual Exhibition. The Society promotes the use of all types of pastel, chalk or crayon, whether in stick or pan form, made from pure pigment mixed with a binder, including soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, ink pastels, water-based pastels, Conté crayons or sticks and sanguine and other dry mediums that are similar in their application including charcoal and pencil. All of these are regarded as having no boundaries, whether on their own or in combination with other media.

This year's theme is Pastel without Boundaries.

Eligibility: Any artist over 18 may submit. Acceptable media include all types of pastels, including soft pastels, hard pastels, oil pastels, ink pastels, water-based pastels, Conté crayons or sticks and sanguine and other similar dry mediums in their application, including charcoal and pencil. Works must be made available for sale at a minimum price of £300. The price of works must include 45%+VAT commission.

What you get: The exhibition, in May 2023, offers more than fifteen prizes & awards and the opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of visitors to Mall Galleries. Additionally, you will be able to sell your work.

Fee: The submission fee is £20 per work for standard entries and £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under.

Deadline 24 March 2023

Mall Galleries, London

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Creative Practitioner in Residence: Institute of Historical Research

Updated: 17 March 2023

Applications are welcome from across the UK, and may be held as an in person, hybrid or online-only residency. Practitioners will, at all times, be free to conduct their residency as they see fit. The Institute of Historical Research has an opportunity for a creative practitioner interested in working collaboratively with historians to spend April/May to July 2023 within the IHR community. We are particularly keen to support a practitioner with interests in areas such as heritage, film, television and radio, historical fiction, digital content development, podcasting, music, and other creative arts. The practitioner will receive a stipend of £1,000 per month and will be supported to develop their own practice, explore connections with history and historians, and share their work with different audiences.

Who can apply: We are particularly keen to support a practitioner with interests in areas such as heritage, film, television and radio, historical fiction, digital content development, podcasting, music, and other creative arts.

What you get: The practitioner will receive a stipend of £1,000 per month and will be supported to develop their own practice, explore connections with history and historians, and share their work with different audiences. The Practitioner in Residence will have full access to the Institute’s research culture and infrastructure including the Wohl Library, digital resources such as British History Online, its many academic seminars, multiple workshops and conferences, and a range of on-going research projects and academics. They will receive mentoring and intellectual support from the Institute’s staff. The Residency also offers access to the other Senate House Libraries, and to the full range of the School of Advanced Study’s intellectual environment including access to the Fellows’ Room.

Deadline 24 March 2023

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Join us as a Production Assistant for our most ambitious project yet, Cat Royale - a portrayal of AI's impact on animals, featuring three cats residing in an artist-created utopia. Work alongside Blast Theory artists and team to support all production aspects.

Eligibility: Blast Theory seeks curious individuals, from all backgrounds, to work in a fast-paced production environment. Applicants from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply, including people of colour, those with disabilities (including 'invisible' disabilities), and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

What you get: £10.90 per hour

Deadline 27 March 2023

Blast Theory, Brighton


Join Blast Theory: Freelance Video Editor wanted

Updated: 22 February 2023

We are looking for a freelance Video Editor to work on one of our most ambitious projects yet. Cat Royale explores the impact of AI on animals and features three cats living in a utopia created by the artists.

Directed by the Blast Theory Communications Manager, you will edit a short Cat Royale highlights reel for release by the end of each day. The highlights reel is an integral part of Cat Royale as it is the primary way for audiences outside Brisbane to follow the work.

Eligibility: We seek a skilled video editor experienced in Adobe Premier Pro, thriving in fast-paced environments and consistently delivering high-quality content within tight deadlines. We invite applicants from diverse backgrounds, including POC, individuals with disabilities, and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to apply.

What you get: A fee of £3500 + VAT

Deadline 27 March 2023

Blast Theory, Brighton

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is seeking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to lead the development and delivery of the Transferer project funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. You will work closely with the Learning & Participation Manager to deliver the Transferer project. Working with partner schools, Transferer is an innovative and exciting project that explores co-creation with young people, building confidence and key skills and cross-curricular approaches to art-based learning.

Eligibility: Someone with experience leading projects working with children and young people within education settings.

What you get: Freelance fixed term contract: £19,500 (130 days @ £150/day) April 2023 to July 2024

Deadline 27 March 2023

British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent

Want to see your art on a giant billboard seen by over 100,000+ people this Earth day as part of the Le Good Society EARTH DAY ART EXHIBITION? Then enter our competition now. To participate, create a piece of art that reflects, represents and connects with the phrase "Small acts. Big Change" and displays the phrase clearly on the art piece.

Read the full brief and guidelines on the competition entry page.

Who can apply: Open to all

What you get: Artwork exhibited on billboards for Earth Day; networking and mentoring session with an established art world professional.

This exhibition is supported by Hedera Hashgraph.

Deadline 27 March 2023

Le Good Society, London

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Mind the Gap Residency 2023 by Acme London

Updated: 17 March 2023

Hosted by Acme as part of our 50th anniversary year, the residency is intended for a Finnish or Finland-based artist facing additional barriers to their artistic practice, and whose practice is aligned to - and would benefit from attendance at and participation in – this year’s Res Artis conference, Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone.

As part of our commitment towards minimising the environmental impact of our activity, ‘slow travel’ is encouraged as part of the residency.

Who can apply: You are a Finnish national or a Finland-based artist, eligible to stay in the UK for the duration of the residency (July-September 2023); You are over 18 and can demonstrate a professional artistic practice; You are not currently in full-time formal education (school, further education college, university); You face additional barriers to your artistic practice and can demonstrate the transformative impact the residency would have.

What you get: A 3-month work/live residency at Acme’s Fire Station building in Poplar, London, with support from Acme's Residencies and Awards team; Attendance and participation at the Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone conference (6-9 September 2023, London); An artist stipend of €4,800 (€1,600 per month), provided by the Finnish Institute UK and Ireland.

Deadline 27 March 2023

ACME, London


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Seeking Creative Filmmaker for Milton Keynes International Festival

Updated: 17 March 2023

Seeking a filmmaker to capture the story of Amazing Grace as we mark its 250th year since its creation. A hymn written in Olney, sung around the world. The programme includes a contemporary response to the hymn., Forever! by Rommi Smith and Roderick Williams OBE, performed by Chineke! Ensemble as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival in July 2023 and a young people’s conference exploring the relevance of the hymn to young people today – the programme is rich in content and complexity.

Who can apply: Filmmakers

What you get: Budget of £10,000 available for the commission.

Deadline 27 March 2023

Culture MK, Milton Keynes

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Community-Inspired Residencies at National Civil War Centre

Updated: 22 March 2023

We are seeking two artists for two 4-6 month residencies (spring/summer and autumn/winter 2023) to create work in any creative discipline. Artists will collaborate with local community groups, families, and under-served groups inspired by our buildings, stories, and collections. The artists will be based at the National Civil War Centre and engage with visitors during the museum’s opening hours. The objectives are to create new works inspired by our collections, develop participants’ creative skills and understanding, and remove barriers to cultural engagement across the district. The target audience includes low-income families, young people, diaspora communities, and disabled people.

Eligibility: Artists with experience working with community groups in any creative discipline. Our temporary studio space does not have a sink, so please consider this limitation before applying.

What you get: Up to £15,000 per residency with a materials and equipment budget of up to £5000. Artists will be supported by the Open Doors Programme Manager, who will assist with event and exhibition planning and marketing. Studio space is included in this residency, Monday to Saturday.

Deadline 27 March 2023

National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, UK

Professional Development

30works30days: A free creative network for daily art in April

Updated: 01 March 2023

30works30days is a free month-long creative practice network for artists to make a new piece of work every day during April. Each day in April, participating artists will be emailed a brief to prompt a new piece. How (or if) your daily piece of work responds to the brief is up to you. But to remain involved, you must make a new artwork and upload it to the 30works30days website by midnight every day.

Eligibility: 30works30days is open to artists working in any media, anywhere in the world. To take part you need to be a member of Artquest Exchange, our free professional network for visual artists. If you’re already a member, you can log in to Artquest Exchange and register now.

What you get: In addition to the creative benefits of taking part, we will host online networking and peer mentoring sessions for participants. Invited art world professionals will pick highlights every day to highlight on Artquest’s Instagram.

Deadline 28 March 2023

Artquest, UK

Prizes and Awards

Submit your application for the ALA Art Prize 2023

Updated: 24 February 2023

The ALA Art Prize is seeking submissions for its 2023 edition that explore the concept of "habitat," a multi-dimensional idea and metaphor for an optimal physical and relational environment. Artists are encouraged to investigate the various expressions of habitat, both natural and artificial, as well as its social and cultural implications. Artists are also invited to present an unpublished site-specific project for the ALA headquarters in Naples at the Teatro Mediterraneo of Mostra d'Oltremare.

Eligibility: All artists and collectives of artists aged between 18 and 40 operating in Italy are invited to apply

What you get: The winning project will receive a cash prize of € 10,000.00, which will cover the production costs. Additionally, artists will receive a fee of € 2,000.00 for their work, providing financial support and recognition for their efforts.

Deadline 30 March 2023

ALA For Art, Naples, Italy

Lewisham Council in London is seeking an artist to create a public art mural that celebrates the community and the new public space.

Eligibility: Mural artists who can provide examples of previous mural work and site information, demonstrate project management skills and submit a narrative explaining their interest in taking on the commission. They are requested to submit expressions of interest (EOI).

What you get: Fee of £10,000 (plus VAT) if applicable

Deadline 30 March 2023

Lewisham Council, Catford, London

The Personally Queer Archive (PQA) is a new crowdsourced digital archive aiming to uplift the personal experiences of all queer people in the UK.

This is an open call to all LGBTQIA+ identifying people in the UK to contribute to our growing archive of stories. By contributing, you will become a part of our archive, which will preserve the experiences, thoughts, and words of the UK’s queer population and share these stories on social media.

To participate, submit a description of an experience, thought, or moment you would like to share and a picture of something you think pairs nicely with your words.

Eligibility: Open to all LGBTQIA+ identifying people in the UK

What you get: Contribute to a community project and growing archive that aims to uplift the personal experiences of all queer people in the UK

Deadline 31 March 2023

Personally Queer Archive (PQA), UK

Instagram: @personallyqueerarchive. TikTok: @personallyqueer.

Exhibition Opportunity

Food Fight! - Call for exhibition proposals

Updated: 25 January 2023

"The MSU Museum CoLab Studio is seeking proposals for Food Fight!, an exhibition and public programming series that explores issues related to food security, production, and sustainability, and the social, environmental, political, and economic relationships human beings have with food. As technology advances and we face increasing pressures on our environment, what will the future of food and our food systems be like?

Eligibility: Applications are open to anyone age 18 or older. Proposals might be for an exhibition or an idea for a program or event. We love exhibits that blend science, technology, art, and design; are interactive and performative; or involve immersive storytelling.

What you get: Projects will receive a funding of USD 1,500 (to be used for production costs, shipping, etc.)

Deadline 31 March 2023

MSU Museum, Michigan

Exhibition Opportunity

Showcase your work with The London Lighthouse Gallery & Studio

Updated: 08 February 2023

The London Lighthouse Gallery & Studio invites artists to participate in their 2023 Spring Exhibition by submitting their creative and captivating works of art. No restrictions apply, with all mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and more accepted. Artists can submit up to three pieces and are free to explore any subject matter of their choice.

Eligibility: Open to all, with no restrictions on mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and more. There is no assigned theme, allowing for complete artistic freedom in exploring any subject matter.

What you get: An opportunity to showcase and sell your works

Deadline 31 March 2023

London Lighthouse Gallery & Studio, United Kingdom

Exhibition Opportunity

Submit your proposals for a chance to exhibit in Reykjavik, Iceland

Updated: 15 February 2023

Kannski is an artist-run gallery space in downtown Reykjavik. Each year, we hold an open call and pull from the results to host group and solo exhibitions. We accept proposals from individuals, pairs, or groups. We are looking for artists to engage with one or more of the spaces we have access to; our main gallery, the community centre nearby, and the outside area with the greenhouses.

Eligibility: Artists of any age, medium, residence, and nationality are encouraged to apply.

What you get: networking opportunities, sales support, exhibition opportunity

Deadline 31 March 2023

Gallery Kannski, Iceland

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Totally Thames Festival Open Call 2023

Updated: 17 March 2023

We are accepting expressions of Interest to participate in Totally Thames 2023.

Who can apply: anyone

What you get: Become an official particant in our 2023 programme and receive extensive marketing support, join networking events, and the chance to be part of one of London’s major cultural events. We are one of the only Open Call festivals with no registration fee, and it is entirely free to participate.

Deadline 31 March 2023

Thames Festival Trust, London

We are looking for two project lead roles to develop our community aspirations further. One role is an Artist Development Coordinator, and the other is a Community/Outreach Coordinator. The first is to develop our "Spaces to Create" project, where we plan to create opportunities for emerging creatives; the second role is to grow our community network credentials. Both are temporary roles, with funding for the delivery of the project rather than a salaried position.

Who can apply: Everyone with relevant experience.

What you get: Approx £7500 per project.

Deadline 31 March 2023

Melbourne Creative Gallery, Derbyshire, UK

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5th Edition of Contemporary: Sales & Exhibition Opportunity at Boomer Gallery in London

Updated: 08 March 2023

Have you ever wondered if your art is good enough? It's no secret that most artists have this inner dialogue where they ask questions of quality and compare their work with those of their idols or peers. Any work of art in any style has the potential to become great, even a simple line on a piece of paper.

This exhibition aims to create a dialogue between artists, artworks and the audience and demonstrate that any form of art in any style can be successful. The exhibition will take place in our space in the Tower Bridge area, London, UK. The space is located in one of the most iconic places in the world and the most visited place in the whole UK.

Eligibility: Open to artists in the UK and internationally. Eligible media include paintings, sculptures, photography, installations, prints, textile, illustrations, digital art, poems, etc.

What you get: Exhibition in London Bridge from 7 - 12 April with a private view on the 7th of April | printed catalogues | printed posters | printed brochures | admin | graphic designer | champagne | caviar | professional photographer | hostess | security | bartender | printing and framing for the artists who opt for that.

Fee: To submit work is free, but we do charge a £165 fee for each participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission.

Deadline 01 April 2023

Boomer Gallery, London

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2023 Broadway Stages’ Arts Residency Award @ Kingsland Wildflowers

Updated: 17 March 2023

Open Call for a site-specific installation that will remain on view on the Upper Meadow of the Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop community center throughout the entire outdoor season of 2023.

The installation should be non-intrusive, focus on sustainability, reflect on nature, and take into consideration the mission and vision of the WE ARE NATURE series and the surrounding environment on and around the Kingland Wildlflowers rooftops, and reflect this season’s theme.

Who can apply: Artists working in Disciplines: Sculpture, installation, mixed-media

What you get: The award winner receives $1500 for artist fees, travel costs, art supplies, and all other production expenses. They will also receive curatorial assistance, mentoring from our director of programs, networking opportunities and the chance to present artist talks in alignment with the exhibition.

Deadline 01 April 2023

NOoSPHERE Arts, Brooklyn, New York

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HATE-MODERN: Open Call for Photographic Works

Updated: 08 March 2023

Photographers are invited to submit works in response to HATE-MODERN, the forthcoming exhibition from Felt Photographic. We are looking for images that have been created to express the impact of hate in the modern world - so that we may bear witness and promote peace.

The exhibition will be curated entirely on the felt process - how the panel responds emotionally and somatically to works received.

Felt Photographic celebrates the fundamental call to create - to help make sense of the world, who we are and our place in it.

Who can apply: Pro & amateur photographers, 16+, global

What you get: Online exhibition, social media coverage, possible participation in live zoom discussion with a panel.

Deadline 02 April 2023

Feel More Creative, UK

„bildingship“ is a working fellowship for young artists up to 31 years of age, to use bilding as a space for their own artistic work as well as actively engaging in the regular workshop programme for a duration of six months to one year.

Eligibility: Artists up to 31 years of age from the fields of art and architecture are invited to apply. Applicants should have language skills in German and/or English. The artists should be interested in working artistically with children and young adults.

What you get: Part-time employment with an income of 450€ per month at 10 hours per week; work includes participation in regular workshops, social-media, PR. The artist will have a shared work space and unrestricted access to the bilding workshop as well as the outdoor spaces. On-site materials and workshop equipment will also be available. Accommodation of a private room in a shared apartment will be provided.

Deadline 04 April 2023

bilding, Austria

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The Drawing Year 2023: A full scholarship postgraduate-level course in Drawing

Updated: 30 January 2023

The Drawing Year is a full scholarship postgraduate-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one year. There are no tuition fees for The Drawing Year – all students are awarded a full scholarship and free studio space.

Courses at the Royal Drawing School are divided into three main areas: Drawing in the Studio, Drawing from Art and Drawing London. The programme is full time and made up of three taught ten-week terms, and a final self-directed studio term culminating in an end of year show and open studios. As well as taught classes every week, students attend a Wednesday Core Programme day, evening forums and lectures, alongside personal studio practice days.

Eligibility: Applicants for The Drawing Year will usually have completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art or a related subject, but this is not essential. Places are awarded based on portfolio and interview. Applicants are expected to show a strong portfolio of work demonstrating a commitment to drawing and a level of artistic professionalism appropriate for study at postgraduate level.

What you get: A full scholarship postgraduate-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one year. There are no tuition fees for The Drawing Year – all students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space.

Deadline 05 April 2023

The Royal Drawing School, London

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Participate and sell your work at ReA! Art Fair 2023

Updated: 31 January 2023

ReA! is a call to action and the essence of our curatorial vision: the reactive, raw, radically new. The Independent Emerging Artist Fair is a disruptive concept that challenges the industry to adopt new operational tactics. The protagonists are the artists - a carefully curated selection of emerging visual art talents from academic and freelance backgrounds. The collectors and visitors are invited to participate in peer-to-peer transactions bypassing the gallery intermediaries.

For its IV Edition in 2023, the fair accepts applications from visual artists worldwide.

The IV Edition of the fair is scheduled to take place in October 2023 at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, Italy.

Eligibility: Open to all artists without any restrictions

What you get: Art Fair exhibition with no booth fees, Art Residence prize, €1500 cash prize

Fee: €40

Deadline 06 April 2023

ReA! Art Fair

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Kato Gallery Open Call for Iranian Artists

Updated: 22 February 2023

Long before the protests in Iran, the Kato Wong Gallery supported Iranian artists. We have received creative, beautiful contemporary art from Iranians worldwide and exhibited several in our exhibition Is This Hope?

I am now opening my online gallery to more Iranian artists to create a creative exchange with my London network. I will curate a group exhibition by Iranian artists from anywhere in the world.

Kato Wong Gallery is a London-based online gallery. Run by artist, film director and curator Kato Wong. The gallery has hosted six exhibitions by emerging and unknown artists worldwide.

Eligibility: Any Iranian artist aged 16+, anywhere in the world, photography, painting, film.

What you get: Online exhibition, marketing support, access to collectors nework

Fee: £10

Deadline 07 April 2023

Kato Wong Gallery, London & Global

Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, light-based temporary public artworks to be featured in and around the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront, Scottsdale, AZ, for Canal Convergence | The Power of Play, Nov. 3-12, 2023.

Eligibility: All local, regional, and international artists, artist teams, architects, designers, and multimedia specialists are invited to submit a proposal. Due to evolving COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions, international artists who apply must have remote installation as an option for their proposal.

What you get: Scottsdale Public Art is seeking public art proposals with budgets between $5,000 and $35,000 (USD), with a limited number of larger budgets (up to $45,000 USD) being awarded to new commissions and/or major works of a larger physical scale. Artists wishing to provide proposals for larger-scale budgets are required to demonstrate experience successfully producing projects to the scale being proposed. Applicants are encouraged to apply for a budget appropriate to their project and, if proposing a project above the $35,000 (USD) limit, scaling options are a plus. The following will be provided by Canal Convergence, and therefore do not need to be included in the proposal budget.

Deadline 07 April 2023

Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America

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Mentorship Opportunity for UK-based, Emerging Artists

Updated: 22 March 2023

Apply now for your chance to be included in a curated public group exhibition in central London and a one-year mentoring program with THE TAGLI team.

Eligibility: You must have no full gallery representation (partial and group show engagement is acceptable), and ideally have graduated from University. However, we will consider final-year students. This opportunity is only currently available to UK-based artists. BA & MA graduates are eligible to apply.

What you get: The award recipient will be supported with a private view, networking, monthly mentor meetings, bespoke career coaching, industry knowledge and tips and promotion through our art market channels.

Deadline 07 April 2023


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2024 Sovereignty Residency

Updated: 25 January 2023

The 2024 SFAI International Thematic Residency calls for an artistic and creative engagement responding to the multiple intersections of “sovereignty” as it pertains to the individual, jurisdictions, systems, and society as a whole.

Eligibility: Seeking creatives who are 25 and above whose proposals speak to jurisdiction and the ability to self-govern; explore various concepts around sovereignty and the interdependencies or divisions which change sovereign relationships

What you get: SFAI will provide $500 grants to all applicants who are selected for the 2024 Sovereignty thematic residency program who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). SFAI will also award up to ten $500 grants to American Indian, Native American or U.S. Indigenous applicants who are selected for the 2024 Sovereignty thematic residency program

Deadline 09 April 2023

Santa Fe Art Institute, USA

ROSL ARTS' partnership with The Art House, Wakefield provides two residency opportunities each year for artists living and working in a commonwealth (or former commonwealth) country, the US, EU and EEA countries or Switzerland who have not yet exhibited or worked in the UK. The residency spans over two-months and is fully funded.

Eligibility: Artists aged 18+ living and working in a commonwealth (or former commonwealth) country, the US, EU and EEA countries or Switzerland

What you get: Artists will receive fully covered travel and visa costs, along with living costs provided by a per diem. The Art House also provides free studio space and accommodation, access to a fully equipped Print Studio, Ceramic Studio, and Darkroom, each supported by an onsite technician. Additionally, artists will have the opportunity to showcase their existing or new works created during the residency or work in progress as part of an Open Studio. The residency also includes material and UK travel budgets, and coaching and mentoring through 1-2-1 sessions with the Program team. Furthermore, artists will receive supported and funded visits to ROSL London, where they can spend up to a week in central London during Frieze Art Fair week and explore the art scene of the capital.

Deadline 10 April 2023

Royal Over-Seas League, London and Wakefield (UK)

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Join the Neither on Land nor at Sea residency in Biella, Italy

Updated: 22 March 2023

UNIDEE and Cittadellarte invite you to apply for the new open call for the first two seasons of residency modules in the biennial programme curated by Chiara Cartuccia 'Neither on Land nor at Sea. Meeting by the Mediterranean Im/Possible'. The residency premises are in Biella, Italy, and the modules are designed to explore ways in which geography is historically, socially, and politically produced.

Eligibility: The programme is open to international participants of all backgrounds, whose practice sits anywhere across the broad spectrum of visual practice and research, with no restriction regarding disciplines, media, or methodologies of work. Applications from artists, curators, writers, theorists, activists, and others are welcome and encouraged.

What you get: Participation in the Spring & Summer modules is offered free of charge, and the residents will be provided with free accommodation at Cittadellarte. A limited number of bursaries towards travel costs are available for those who would not otherwise be able to participate.

Deadline 12 April 2023

Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto / UNIDEE residency programs, Biella, Italy

We are looking for artists or artist groups to create an outdoor artwork for the facade of the Ice Age Centre building in Äksi, Estonia. The wall piece will be unveiled as the first event in the ‘Look into my Ice’ project, a series of exhibitions, performances, and workshops curated by Maria Helen Känd between 2023 and 2024 and organized by the Association for Estonian-German Cultural and Art Exchange. ‘Look into my Ice’ is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 program.

Eligibility: We welcome proposals from artists who are residents of Austria, Norway, Estonia, or Germany. Applications from students will not be considered.

What you get: Selected artists will receive a range of benefits, including a planning trip, a residency stay that includes accommodation and travel costs, an artist fee of €3000, and production costs that will vary depending on the budget, with a minimum of €5000 and a maximum of €7000. In addition, there will be a release event at the end of August 2023, as well as communication and PR support as part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu programme.

Deadline 14 April 2023

Roam Projects EU, Äksi, Southern Estonia

Artist in Residence

Schloss Wiepersdorf Fellowships 2024: Residency in Germany

Updated: 22 February 2023

We invite visual artists, writers, translators and composers as well as scholars with a research project on Romanticism or on questions relating to the previously divided Germany to apply for a three-month residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2024.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed an artistic or academic course of study, be working on a doctorate, or have distinguished themselves through publications or long-standing professional artistic or academic work, and can provide samples of their work to substantiate this. Applicants in Fine arts are welcome (incl. painting, graphic arts, sculpture, media arts, and photography).

What you get: Room and board at Schloss Wiepersdorf. In addition, all fellows also receive a monthly cash stipend of €1200 and a one-time grant of €480 to cover material expenses. Subject to availability, the big studios can be used.

Deadline 15 April 2023

Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above. At first glance you see dark animals and riders against the sand. On closer inspection you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast by the setting sun

Who can apply: Photographers worldwide

Benefits: Cash prizes, catalogue, exposure on our website

Fee: $35/3 images; $10 for each added image

Deadline 16 April 2023

New York Center for Photographic Art

'Unpublished Photo' is a global open call for young and emerging photographers aged 18 to 30, with images that have not been previously published. The competition, started in 2018, attracts a growing number of artists worldwide each year. Finalists will have their works exhibited at MUSEC's Villa Malpensata venue in Lugano, Switzerland, from 15 December 2023 to 18 February 2024. Four photographers will be selected as finalists.

Eligibility: All photographers born between 1993 and 2005 are eligible to participate. Applicants will be required to submit their portfolios, consisting of 10 images that have stylistic and technical coherence on one chosen theme, a project description and a short biography.

What you get: The winning finalist will receive a monetary prize of 2,000 Swiss francs, while the second runner-up will receive 1,500 Swiss francs. The third and fourth finalists will each receive 1,000 Swiss francs, and all finalists will have their works shown in an exhibition at Musec.

Deadline 16 April 2023

MUSEC, Switzerland

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Birds in Art 2023: Exhibit and sell your art in standard-setting avian-art show

Updated: 25 January 2023

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum invites submissions to its annual juried Birds in Art exhibition, on view September 9 – November 26, 2023. Birds in Art has showcased the remarkable talents of more than 1,000 international artists since 1976 and is recognized globally as the exhibition setting the standard for avian art.

Eligibility: International artists working in all mediums other than photography can submit up to two original artworks interpreting birds and related subject matter for jury consideration.

What you get: The Museum pays for inbound and outbound shipping of artwork to and from the Museum. The Museum handles all costs associated with wall-to-wall fine arts insurance. Each exhibiting artist receives four complimentary Birds in Art 2023 catalogues. The Museum does not take a commission for artworks sold during Birds in Art. The Museum acquires twelve to twenty artworks from Birds in Art each year.

The Museum coordinates the Birds in Art tour after the exhibition closes in Wausau. Artists are encouraged to make their artworks available for the tour; however, it is not mandatory. Notification of an artist’s inclusion in the tour occurs in mid-September. The Museum offers the opportunity for artists to demonstrate in public-facing programs.

Fee: $60

Deadline 17 April 2023

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI


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BlackInk Launchpad: Amplifying African Diaspora Art in UK

Updated: 22 March 2023

Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage is seeking emerging artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora based in the UK to apply to Launchpad. The initiative works across all art forms to mentor and share their ideas and showcase their work as part of BlackInk, a magazine focusing on Black arts, heritage and cultural politics published each year for Black History Month. For Launchpad 2023, the commission seeks to support artists to navigate new multifaceted ways of working by developing a project that translated across a print magazine and online content.

Eligibility: Independent artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and based in the UK (this includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and British Isles) are eligible to apply.

What you get: We are offering four artists a fee of £750 and the opportunity to feature as part of issue four of BlackInk. Selected artists will also receive support and mentorship, opportunities to build industry network, and will be considered for future opportunities.

Deadline 20 April 2023

Serendipity Institute For Black Arts and Heritage, Leicester UK


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£37,000 Budget to Create Trail of Public Artworks in Maidstone, UK

Updated: 22 March 2023

Maidstone Borough Council would like to invite an artist, or artists, to develop a trail of permanent public artworks for the town centre.

Eligibility: Artists must be based in the UK, preferably in the South East and should have previous experience in delivering public art commissions

What you get: The total fixed budget for this project, including concept development, fabrication and installation is £37,000

Deadline 21 April 2023

Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone, Kent

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Apply for a 13-Week Residency at the North Sea Observatory, UK

Updated: 22 March 2023

The Collection welcomes proposals from artists, groups, and collectives to participate in a 12-week residency at the North Sea Observatory (NSO) in Chapel St. Leonards, Lincolnshire, UK. The residency will take place from Monday 31 July to Sunday 22 October 2023. We are interested in proposals from participatory artists who would like to explore the space and the human relationship to the coast, and whose practice centers around community participation

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to all artists, groups, and collectives who have up to five years of experience working in the United Kingdom. This 13-week paid opportunity is ideal for artists who are within the first 5 years of their practice.

What you get: Selected artists, groups, and collectives will receive a single fee of £6,699 for up to 13 weeks, which works out to £231/day. In addition, we are offering a production stipend of up to £2,000 for the creation of new work and materials for workshops. The results of these will be displayed in an exhibition at the end of the 12-week residency. The Collection will manage a budget of up to £1,000 to produce the exhibitions at the NSO and Usher Gallery. Please note that The Collection cannot offer any extra support for accommodation or sustenance.

Deadline 24 April 2023

The Collection Museum and Usher Gallery

Artist in Residence

Residency with Swiss Church in London

Updated: 08 March 2023

The Swiss Church in London's Covent Garden is seeking artists or curators for its 2023 Artist-in-Residence open call. The residency runs from August to October 2023, and successful applicants will be required to work at the Swiss Church in London for a minimum of two days per week. While there is no expectation to produce a final piece of work, there is the possibility for the successful applicant to put on an exhibition from 21 - 24 September 2023. They must also host a minimum of one open studio for the Swiss Church community and give an informal talk about their practice at an Art Alumni event on the afternoon of 5th July 2023.

Eligibility: Artists, arts collectives, arts organisations or curators from all artistic disciplines based in the UK are encouraged to apply. The residency is open to everyone of all backgrounds, faiths, genders and sexualities. Applicants must currently have the right to live and work in the UK.

What you get: The chosen applicant(s) for the residency will receive a stipend of £1,500 to support their project. They will have opportunities for mentoring and will be required to attend monthly studio meetings with members of the Swiss Church Art Committee.

Deadline 25 April 2023

Swiss Church in London Art Programme

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The Miriam Waterman Memorial Scholarship

Updated: 22 December 2022

Rebecca Waterman by Miriam Waterman

The scholarship is awarded to a student of exceptional promise, covering 50% of their tuition fees to study BA (Hons) Contemporary Portraiture at Art Academy London, the only BA of its kind in Europe.

Eligibility: You need to have the right to study in the UK for the duration of the programme and have UK residency rights You must be able to commit to studying the BA (Hons) Fine Art Contemporary Portraiture full time (3 – 4 tutored days a week, plus at least one further day of independent study, for three years). You must be able to start the BA (Hons) Fine Art Contemporary Portraiture in September 2023 You’ll be at least 18 years old when the course starts in September 2023 Applicants who hold a degree in Fine Art or Illustration (or similar related subject) are not eligible for the scholarship Your household income is below £40,000 or £60,000 where there are dependants

What you get: There are two scholarships available both offering 50% of the annual tuition fees to undertake the Art Academy London BA (Hons) Contemporary Portraiture

Deadline 30 April 2023

Art Academy London, UK

Artist in Residence

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Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency 2024, in Singapore

Updated: 22 March 2023

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites artists, curators, programmers, writers, researchers, and practitioners across all disciplines in the performing arts to apply for the Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency in Singapore. The residency will take place between April and June 2024 and centres around the thematic focus Decentring Access.

Eligibility: The residency is open to individuals working and researching within any discipline(s) in the performing arts in Singapore and across the world. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that complement the conceptual lines set by the thematic focus alongside their artistic practice.

What you get: Residents will receive a stipend of S$2,000 per month, with a maximum residency period of three months. The residency also offers an allowance of up to S$1,000 for research materials or support, access to a shared working space and studio spaces, accommodation and international airfare (if from abroad), and resources for organizing a public program. The residency team and other residents will also provide programming support, consultation, and peer feedback.

Deadline 30 April 2023

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

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Submit your dance film for POOL 23 Festival in Berlin, Germany

Updated: 08 March 2023

POOL 23 is a movement art film festival that presents a selection of fascinating international dance film productions, creating a meeting place for creative minds involved in the fields of dance, film, fashion, and art. We are inviting submissions that not only record dance, but create independent film choreographies through the intense interplay between dance and cinematic tools like the use of camera and editing.

Eligibility: Artists from all countries are invited to apply with dance films and dance animations that are not longer than 30 minutes and not merely a documentation of a dance piece. Longer films may be considered for a special screening.

What you get: The curatorial team of POOL 23 will create a film program out of all the submissions that will be presented and shared with the Berlin audience over three evenings. The selected films – our PEARLS – will be presented side by side and reflect the diversity of the genre. Selected artists will be awarded the Pearls Artist Prize, honouring their continuous and unique work in the field of dance film. The available fee (6000 €) will be divided between the awarded artists.

Deadline 31 May 2023

POOL - MOVEMENT ART FILM Festival Berlin, Germany

Artist in Residence

Arts and Science Residency at Copenhagen, Denmark

Updated: 01 February 2023

Art and science are different ways of expressing our human curiosity and our will to understand the cosmos - this often means dealing with the unknown. We invite proposals for artist residencies of up to 3 months, involving the science of the Strong group at the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) whose research concerns gravity, black holes and gravitational waves.

Eligibility: We value original and exciting proposals. Projects can take various forms such as literary works, performances, artworks or installations exploring the field of black holes, gravitational waves and the notion of time. Artists, writers, and musicians are welcome to apply.

What you get: A three-month residency working with the Strong Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy, NBI in Copenhagen, Denmark. For applicants from outside Copenhagen, we cover travel costs and accommodation expenses for the duration of the residency. We may also be able to offer a fellowship to partly cover living or other expenses.

Deadline 01 July 2023

Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark

Artist in Residence

Jane Austen's House: Reimagine Residencies

Updated: 15 December 2022

Open call for emerging artists and creatives in all sorts of disciplines. If you want to make something wonderful inspired by Jane Austen's life, works or legacy, we want to hear from you.

Eligibility: We're looking for emerging creatives; under 35 or emerging in your discipline.

What you get: There is a fee of £500 + £250 for expenses for each project

Deadline 01 August 2023

Jane Austen's House, Chawton, Hampshire


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Capture Viewpoints: ROSL Biennial Photography Competition

Updated: 22 March 2023

Royal Over-Seas League is delighted to announce its biennial photography competition is now open for submissions! This year’s theme is Viewpoint, each entrant can submit up to five digital images of their choice taken in the past 18 months from any image-making camera source, tackling the subject however they wish.

Eligibility: Open to any photographer 18+ who is a citizen of a Commonwealth or former Commonwealth Country, the USA, EU and EEA countries or Switzerland. ROSL will also accept images that have a link to current countries of the Commonwealth from entrants outside of the geographical areas listed above.

What you get: Prizes include a £2,000 cash prize and a 5-day trip to London for the exhibition opening for the first-place winner, along with accommodation at the Royal Over-Seas League and professional development support from ROSL ARTS. The runner-up will receive a cash prize of £1,000 and have their winning image published in Overseas Magazine. The Madiha Aijaz Prize, worth £500, will be awarded to a Young Photographer of Promise under 23 years of age, and their winning image will be published in Overseas Magazine as well. The top 20 shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Over-Seas House from December 9, 2023, to February 4, 2024.

Deadline 01 September 2023

Royal Over-Seas League, UK

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Soi Books' End of Year Illustration Journal and Exhibition: Monsters and Beasts

Updated: 13 January 2023

Do you draw monsters or beasts or any crazy characters? Do you want to get published in an end-of-year Monsters and Beasts illustration journal? Submit your monsters and beasts to an illustrated guidebook of the world's most interesting, crazy characters. Successful applicants will be published in a well-distributed book, get a copy of the book and be part of the subsequent exhibition of Monsters and Beats.

Eligibility: Open to all. To submit contributions, you'll have to join the SOi Community. Link below.

What you get: Publication, marketing support, the exhibition of your work and copy of the publication.

Fee: Free to submit work; membership fee for Soi Books is £8 p/m or £72 p/y

Deadline 17 September 2023

Soi Books / Stickerbomb World, Global

The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission calls for creatives to submit proposals for a unique installation to be displayed at the historic Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station (ASMPGS) in Glendale, CA. The ASMPGS is a 1936 Streamline Modern Gas Station building listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources and features rotating art installations. The 12'x12'x12' cube-shaped gas station has acrylic windows, two doors, two electrical outlets, and a timer, offering ample space for hanging art installations. Sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission and the Community Services & Parks Department, this call for submissions offers a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work.

Eligibility: Open to everyone but preference will be given to local artists

What you get: Artists whose work is chosen for installation at the ASMPGS will receive a stipend of $1,000 in addition to a production budget of up to $1,500 for a total maximum stipend of $2,500.

Deadline 31 December 2023

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, USA

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Prisma Estúdio Lisboa: Live and work in the centre of Lisbon

Updated: 03 February 2023

Prisma is accepting applications for the 2023/24 artist-in-residence scheme.

Prisma is a volunteer-led cultural association in a diverse quarter of central Lisbon (Mouraria). Our space exists to provide opportunities for emerging artists through exhibitions and events. As a resident, you become immersed in Lisbon’s underground cultural scene, developing your practice through independent research and collaboration.

The residency is run alongside our exhibition program and schedule of cultural events in which residents are encouraged to participate. The fee includes studio space, curatorial guidance, a final exhibition/performance and accommodation.

Eligibility: We are accepting applications from all cultural actors, including but not limited to visual artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, curators, and researchers aged 18+.

What you get: Shared atelier space, group critique, 1-1 consultations with curatorial advice, curation, event & exhibition organization for the final exhibition, workshop, open studio, or performance. The artist-in-residence will live in a shared apartment directly above the association with views of the castle. The apartment is fully furnished, and shared spaces are cleaned weekly.Places are available from August 3rd 2023 (1-3 months).

Fee: €730-800

Deadline 01 February 2024

Prisma AiR Lisbon, Portugal

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