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

Ugly Duck Open Call: @Disturbance

Updated: 07 June 2022

@Disturbance is a LGBTQIA+ interdisciplinary artist residency and development programme culminating in a live/online sharing. It platforms and showcases emerging queer talent and advocates for creative experimentations.

Eligibility: Applicants must be self-identifying LGBTQIA+ emerging artists. Applicants must be over 18. Applications are open to performance artists, video artists and digital artists only. Applicants can apply as individuals, pairs or small groups. Performances and videos in the showcase can be up to 20 minutes each.

What you get: This is a paid opportunity. Successful applicants wil have the opportunity to showcase their work in two live and online events, one for the general public and one for industry people. The artists will be supported and mentored by leading industry professionals. Performance artists will receive a fee for their residency week, while Video/Digital artists will receive a fee to show their work during the events.

Deadline 30 June 2022

Ugly Duck

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CAMPBIENT: The 44 Hour Sound Art Residency

Updated: 31 May 2022

Campbient (ambient camping) is an annual weekend-long sound art residency that brings together 22 participants for 44 hours to conceptualize, produce, and record two sound art compositions on-site at a state park in Washington State. The residency includes sound-related workshops and creative activities and a start-to-finish audio production process with the results pressed in a limited run of vinyl LPs and distributed digitally. The residency is completely off the electrical grid, and all audio production and other activities are battery-powered.

Eligibility: Open to anyone over age 21.

What you get: Residency, field recording practicum, collaborative praxis, networking, mentoring, publication networking

Deadline 01 July 2022

RealMoreReal, Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Ravensdale, WA

Artist in Residence

NYX Hotels - Art Lives Here

Updated: 14 June 2022

NYX Hotel Warsaw is a unique space where you can find works by some of the most renowned Polish contemporary artists. It is a space where works of art can not only be presented but also created. We would like to invite artists to participate in the NYX Hotel – Art Lives Here competition with the prize consisting of a three-week artistic residency at our hotel located in the heart of Warsaw.

Eligibility: If you are an artist coming from Poland and its neighboring countries or the Baltic region, and in your practice you employ media such as painting, drawing, sculpture or photography, we encourage you to take part in the competition.

What you get: 3week residency at NYX Hotel Warsaw, contat with biggest Polish modern Art experts, networking.

Deadline 03 July 2022

NYX Hotel Warsaw

Artist in Residence

Urban Crafts Foundation Open Call

Updated: 14 June 2022

This is a call out for two Artists in Residence from 19 to 28 September, in our metalsmithing workshop in Essex. During the residency, the successful applicants will receive comprehensive tuition in blacksmithing and coppersmithing and then use the techniques they have learned to practice, experiment, and push the boundaries of traditional metalworking. There is no expectation for a specific creative outcome. Whilst sculptures or other artwork could be made during the time, this is not a requirement.

Eligibility: UK based artists.

What you get: You will receive tuition in blacksmithing and coppersmithing and a stipend of £750.

Deadline 03 July 2022

Urban Crafts Foundation

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Two Temple Place & Thorp Stavri Open Call

Updated: 28 June 2022

Applications are now open for a new research residency programme developed in a new collaboration between Two Temple Place and curators Eric Thorp and Nicholas Stavri (Thorp Stavri).

The research residency has been designed to support 10 early-career visual artists over five days in August 2022. It offers time and space in Two Temple Place, a historically significant heritage building and cultural venue in central London, a bursary and a series of talks underpinned by robust support and mentoring.

With a view to developing new creative explorations, the residency is likely to culminate in an exhibition and programme of events slated for spring 2023 at Two Temple Place, and based on the artists’ findings during the residency.

Eligibility: The call is open to emerging or mid-career artists with a demonstrable track record of professional practice, and with the right to work in the UK.

What you get:

  • An artist bursary of £500 to assist with travel, materials, research and the development of new avenues of artistic exploration that responds to Two Temple Place in a manner that best suits the artist's thinking.
  • Space and time to reflect, research and work within Two Temple Place. The building will be open from 1000 - 1800 with open access throughout the building between these times.
  • A series of talks and sharing sessions led and facilitated by industry professionals including lecturers in historic architectural processes, Curators, senior exhibition staff and artists. These are designed to open up the building, inspire new approaches to processes and practice, and encourage artists to exchange ideas and test new creative ground.
  • Artists features with Media Partner FAD Magazine.

Deadline 03 July 2022

Two Temple Place

Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency program in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The Designers in Residence Kortrijk program is a 3-month full time residency from September to December 2022.

Eligibility: The profile of the designers must correspond to the following criteria: recently graduated (minimum level: master or equal by experience) team player manual skills (conceptual, handy, production, fabrication) an international outlook.

What you get: Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk: accommodation monthly fee (400 €/month) usage of Budalab Open Makerspace experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk one-time travel expenses.

Deadline 04 July 2022

Designregio Kortrijk

Artist in Residence

In-ruins: Residency 2022

Updated: 20 June 2022

In-ruins is thrilled to launch the open call for the 2022 edition of the residency. This year and for the first time, the programme will unroll between two different archaeological sites: Polo Museale di Soriano Calabro and Villa Romana Palazzi di Casignana.

Eligibility: Artists, curators and researchers with no age restrictions are welcome to apply.

What you get: Transfer from/to airport/station upon departure and arrival - residency-car available for local trips and tours - Soriano Calabro / Polo Museale di Soriano Calabro : accomodation + living expenses + free access to site + shared studio - Casignana / Villa Romana Palazzi di Casignana : panoramic accomodation + free access to site + shared studio Please note that In-ruins can cover very limited production expenses and invites applicants to present projects fit to full-bloom on site.

Deadline 05 July 2022


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Write & Create - Residency program in Finland; Fall 2022

Updated: 21 June 2022

Write & Create is an international residency program for writers, artists and researchers who want to focus on their writing, creative practice or research.

At Arteles, residents are given the freedom to create and focus in a stress-free environment. Time and space at the residency can be used for concentrating on ongoing work or research, reading, studying, starting a new project or pausing to contemplate their practice and being.

Residency is available for 1 or 2 months in October and November 2022.

Eligibility: Writers, artists and researchers 23 and over.

What you get: Residency

Fee: 1950€ or 1170€ for one month

Deadline 06 July 2022

Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Artist in Residence

BALTIC X Shape Arts Open call

Updated: 21 June 2022

BALTIC and Shape launch Emergent, a new hybrid residency and support programme for emerging disabled artists with a £5k bursary.

Take part in a three-month residency programme that combines digital and physical elements of delivery, supported by both organisations.

Receiving an award of £5000, the selected artist will take part in a residency where, in addition to receiving expert support and mentoring to inform their practice, they can use facilities and technical input to develop new or existing artwork. A showcasing or broadcast opportunity will be provided as part of the programme. A package of support will also be offered to a small number of shortlisted artists.

Eligibility: You can apply if:

  • you're a disabled artist
  • you're over 18
  • you're in the first 5 years of your career
  • you live in the UK
  • you're not in full time education
  • you are available between September and November 2022.

What you get: £5k bursary to support their practice, three month hybrid residency with 1 month in-situ at BALTIC, Gateshead, package of support from both organisations before, during, and after residency.

Deadline 10 July 2022

Shape Arts

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Tokyo Arts and Space Open Call: International Creator Residency Program 2023

Updated: 28 June 2022

(TOKAS) is now calling for “International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects and Theme Projects).”

The “Theme Projects” for the period from May to July 2023, aim to invite two distinguished and highly motivated international creators who would engage in creative activities based on the theme “Ecology around the City.” The creators who work on the theme will seek to actively exchange ideas on cultural differences in thoughts, recognitions, actions and languages with two local creators, while working independently on their own projects. The results of their residency will be presented at the Open Studio and the Result Presentation Exhibition.

Eligibility: Those creators who:

  • practice in any of the following cultural/ artistic fields: visual art, film, design, and architecture
  • Reside outside of Japan
  • Have 5 years or more of experience in his/her specialized area of expertise
  • Have sufficient ability to communicate in English
  • Creators working as a duo can apply (A duo consisting of at least one creator residing outside of Japan is eligible)
  • Students except for Ph.D. candidates cannot apply.

What you get: Living space (single room), shared studio, airfare, living expenses (per diem) and fee for creative work/project.

Deadline 26 July 2022

Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS)

Artist in Residence

Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio International Open Call AIR Program

Updated: 14 June 2022

This AIR program aims to support art collectives/groups creating and exhibiting new artworks/projects taking Sapporo/ Hokkaido as a starting point for various types of research; for example, learning folk knowledge, field research, or engaging with local people.


  • Being a collective/group that includes both of the following 1. Artists who have nationalities other than Japanese and live outside Japan 2. Artists who have Japanese nationality * Up to 3 people can stay at SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO during the same period. * It is possible to create a temporary collective/group for this open call.
  • Be able to communicate in either English or Japanese with staff, fellow artists, and the local community.
  • Be able to concentrate on their research and the program activities for the full period of 50 days.
  • Be able to plan an exhibition for a month after the AIR period.
  • Be able to understand and follow the aim of the International open call AIR program and proceed with their autonomous activities during their stay.
  • Be able to record their own activities during their stay.

What you get:

  • Letter of invitation from Sapporo city
  • Traveling assistance for artists who have nationalities other than Japanese and live outside Japan
  • Up to 250,000 yen budget for travel from oversea (only for artists who have nationalities other than Japanese and live outside Japan) per collective/group
  • Up to 100,000 yen budget for travel from Japan(only for artists with Japanese nationality) per collective/group
  • 500,000 yen budget for living expenses during the program period per collective/group
  • 200,000 budget for production and research activities (various expenses such as materials and transportation) per collective/group
  • Budget to hold the exhibition * It isn’t provided directly to the collective/group, but will be managed by the organizers.
  • Interactive coaching from the selection committee
  • Coordinating work including interpretation and translation during the program period
  • Technical assistant for realizing the exhibition
  • Specialized advice to manage one’s own physical and mental health and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection.

Deadline 08 August 2022

Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio

Artist in Residence

La Macina di San Cresci Open Call

Updated: 14 June 2022

Fall 2022 & Winter 2023 Open Call.

Eligibility: Artist of any medium.

What you get: Artists will live and work in the shadow of the oldest church in Chianti, Italy with studios overlooking Tuscan vineyards and the medieval town of Montefioralle.

Deadline 30 August 2022

La Macina di San Cresci Artist Residency & Cultural Center

Artist in Residence

NY20+ International Artist Residency Program

Updated: 15 February 2022

Artist Residency Program, launched in 2008, is characterized by Chengdu and Bashu Culture for resident artists to do art research, experiment, creation, communication and display, as well as committed to make a diverse, interactive, creative and continual international artist in residence program.

Eligibility: Open to artists, designers, art students or groups, art lovers or craftsman from various disciplines all over the world.

What you get: No application fee and NY20+ provides: 1. Studio/ workspace 2. Accommodation 3. Technical assistance 4. Promotion and Events.

Deadline 01 January 2023


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