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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Competition

World Photography Organisation Open Call: Picture This

Updated: 07 June 2022

Calling all filmmakers, video content creators, and change-makers! Picture This, an international short video competition born from the association of The World Photography Organisation, Sony Pictures Television and the United Nations Foundation, is aiming to raise awareness and inspire action for the planet.

Eligibility: Filmmakers, video content creators.

What you get: Cash prize, mentoring sessions with the United Nations Foundation Executive and the Sony Pictures Television Executive, digital kit and more.

Deadline 05 July 2022

World Photography Organisation

REVEAL! presents less known historical and contemporary comics activity by women in the UK and East African countries.

REVEAL! platforms women’s comics, cartoons, graphic novels in 4 East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda) and UK artists with family heritage in this region. This contributes to wider cross-cultural recognition of women’s experiences historically and currently.

REVEAL! will celebrate women’s responses through comics to ideas around gender identity located within existing histories. Work submitted will also reflect on the impact of climate change impact on experiences, especially those living with disability and within marginalized communities.

REVEAL! is inviting applicants to submit 12 pages of comics work, including the cover. Our definition of comic is loose and is based on work that combines text and image (though this is not exclusively necessary). The brief is open to your interpretation and we will celebrate innovation in the approach to the form and to the subject.

Eligibility: The competition is open to self-identifying women or non-binary artists. There are 2 categories for the competition. Category 1: Open to women in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. There will be five East African finalists selected from this category; two from Kenya, one from Rwanda, one from Tanzania and one from Uganda. Category 2: Open to UK based women with family heritage in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda. There will be four finalists selected from this category.

What you get: Each of the 9 finalist will receive £2500 and to a 4-day free online workshop to develop their own projects. They will present their outcomes at two one day symposiums in September (UK) and October (Kenya) for a public audience.

Deadline 15 July 2022

LDComics

Competition | Promoted

The British Art Prize 2022

Updated: 22 June 2022

Artists & Illustrators is proud to announce the return of the British Art Prize, a major art competition open to artists of all levels working in all styles and media. The British Art Prize 2022 offers artists an unprecedented level of national exposure across three major magazine brands and the chance to sell their artworks to almost 1,000,000 art lovers and collectors. All shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at a leading London gallery in November 2022. Shortlisted artists will be invited to an opening evening reception alongside artists, collectors and other VIP guests. Everyone who enters will receive a +1 invitation to the exhibition too.

Eligibility: All ages, everyone and anyone can enter.

What you get: The British Art Prize 2022 offers artists unprecedented national exposure across three major magazine brands and the chance to sell their artworks to almost 1,000,000 art lovers and collectors. In addition, there is a prize fund worth more than £10,000! All shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at a leading London gallery in November 2022. Shortlisted artists will be invited to an opening evening reception alongside artists, collectors and other VIP guests. Everyone who enters will receive a +1 invitation to the exhibition too.

Fee: First artwork piece is £18.00 and £15.00 for any additional artwork.

Deadline 04 August 2022

Artists & Illustrators, in partnership with Edding

Competition | Promoted

New York Center for Photographic Art: 10th Anniversary Call For Entry

Updated: 13 May 2022

To honor this milestone, we are sponsoring a Tenth Anniversary, no theme, Call for Entry. It will include, in addition to our regular prizes, a live exhibition of the cash prize winning and juror’s selection images. For this show the size of framed images will be limited to 11x14 (or 14x11).

Eligibility: Open to any and all photographers worldwide.

What you get: $4000 in cash prizes, exhibition in gallery in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, gallery catalog, inclusion in online gallery.

Fee: $35 for the first three images. $10 for each additional image.

Deadline 07 August 2022

New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA)

Competition

E.SUN Bank Open Call

Updated: 14 June 2022

E.SUN Bank will provide a magnificent award to the artist whose painting best represents Jade Mountain.

Eligibility: Anyone who loves paintings.

What you get: An international artist category with a significant prize pool totalling $130,000 USD.

Deadline 31 August 2022

E.SUN Bank

Competition

Sony World Photography Awards 2023

Updated: 07 June 2022

The new edition of the Sony World Photography Awards is now open! All photographers are invited to enter for free their best single images and series to the 2023 competitions.

Eligibility: Photographers.

What you get: Cash prize, digital equipment, book inclusion, exhibition inclusion, and more.

Deadline 13 January 2023

World Photography Organisation

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