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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Professional Development

Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2023 - Professional Development

Updated: 12 July 2022

The application period for the Goldrausch Course 2023 is now open.

The programme is aimed at furthering the outstanding artistic positions by women. Each year, 15 women artists can participate in the Goldrausch professional development program.

Application Goldrausch 2023

  • Course duration: January-December 2023
  • Where: Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Fahrbereitschaft, Herzbergstr. 40-43, 10365 Berlin.
  • Seminar times: Thursday and Friday, additionally 3-4 focus weeks
  • Joint exhibition: autumn 2023

Eligibility: We are looking forward to applications from women visual artists* of any age working in all disciplines, preferably with a completed (arts) degree, or equivalent qualification with sufficient German language skills to follow discussions; contributions may be in English resident in Berlin with experience in artistic practice, specific goals and great motivation with the time and resources needed to work on concepts of communication and marketing while also working in the studio * from all women*, including people who identify as non-binary, agender, or genderqueer, as well as women with trans* biographies.

What you get: Participation in a one-year professionalization programme

Deadline 15 August 2022

Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin

Exhibition Opportunity

Cryptic Nights Programme 2023

Updated: 21 July 2022

Cryptic is looking for creatively ambitious artists with innovative ideas to join our Cryptic Nights 2023 programme.

We are inviting Scottish based artists from all backgrounds to develop an existing work for a performance, installation or screen-based work as part of our Cryptic Nights 2023 programme. Presented in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow, we support emerging artists who cross creative boundaries, with live music, visual and sonic art, film and new media.

Eligibility: Emerging artists from all backgrounds who are based in Scotland. Cryptic understands that an artist’s creative career can emerge at any stage in life and our selection process reflects this. Artists not in full time education.

What you get: A guaranteed fee of £750; Support & mentoring from Cryptic; Marketing and PR support; Technical support from CCA; Travel within Scotland and accommodation expenses for artists based out with the central belt where applicable; Documentation of your work; Free entry to other Cryptic Nights events throughout the year.

Deadline 15 August 2022


Professional Development

Bow Arts Artist Educator Trainee Programme

Updated: 02 August 2022

Bow Arts is recruiting for the 6th year of the Artist Educator Trainee Programme. The Bow Arts Artist Educator Trainee Programme provides the opportunity for successful applicants to gain experience and develop the skills necessary to deliver arts education projects as a Bow Arts Artist Educator within school settings. Taking place over two school terms, you will have the opportunity to support a lead artist in a range of school settings, lead an activity or session with support and gain practical skills in planning and delivering formal learning projects.

Eligibility: Artists who are passionate about arts education, looking to further their experience in school settings and who are underrepresented in the arts.

What you get: Payment for participation. Opportunity to shadow lead artist educators delivering projects in school settings, mentoring and discussion with lead artist educators. Free access to wider Bow Arts training sessions.

Deadline 15 August 2022

Bow Arts Trust

Exhibition Opportunity

The 16th Busan International Video Art Festival Open Call

Updated: 02 August 2022

BIVAF mainly introduces video artworks that deal with contemporary social issues. In particular, we plan to invite works on post-Soviet spaces and cities this year, and we would like to select works that can be presented together through the open call.

Eligibility: Artists who are active in video arts, no limitation of age, region, or nationality.

What you get: We pay 500,000KRW (about 380USD) to prize-winner. Artists of Competitive works will be paid 150,000KRW (about 115USD) each. We will provide all materials needed for exhibitions and screenings like subtitle translation, venue, equipment, promotion, etc. This year, the 16th Busan International Video Art Festival will be held at various venues, including independent art spaces and cinemas.

Deadline 20 August 2022

Busan International Video Art Festival

We are looking for artists, designers and creative technologists who are interested in exploring FemTech cybersecurity, privacy, ethics and trust. We invite you to create critical artefacts and interventions that include digital and material speculations. You will have the opportunity to explore the technical and social aspects of this complex issue with the project team throughout your engagement, including workshops and informal interaction.

We want to commission a diverse selection of work, creating various new entry points to this research for new audiences. We are open to all types of creative response to this call, but will require there to be a digital aspect to the work, whether this is the work itself or an accompanying artefact.

Eligibility: EoIs are welcome from all over the world. There is no expectation that all artists/designers must attend anything in person in the UK and we will take a flexible approach to working in person/online/hybrid depending on the composition of the group of successful artists and designers.

What you get: Selected artists, designers, and creative technologists will receive £1500. We will cover the costs of transporting works. You will retain ownership of the work in the long term but will agree to it being exhibited by PETRAS at the end of the project.

Deadline 21 August 2022

PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity

Exhibition Opportunity

Ukrainian Institute Open Call

Updated: 21 July 2022

Ukrainian Institute is launching an open call for Visualise programme - a long-term programme aimed at supporting exhibition projects outside of Ukraine. The programme provides opportunities of co-programming, co-financing, and communications support to international exhibitions that contribute to promoting the art of Ukraine globally and establishing institutional partnerships.

Eligibility: Legal bodies of all forms of ownership and private entrepreneurs registered in Ukraine with a confirmed prior experience of carrying out projects similar to the submitted one; organisations and companies registered outside of Ukraine, their branch offices and delegations registered and certified in Ukraine with a confirmed institutional capacity and prior experience of carrying out projects similar to the submitted one.

What you get: The maximum financing per project is equivalent to 40,000.00 US dollars (up to one 1,170,200.00 UAH).

Deadline 22 August 2022

Ukrainian Institute

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London Bronze Fellowship

Updated: 21 July 2022

We’re aware that for many artists, a major barrier to working in bronze is access to the processes - and the cost. In response, we created the London Bronze Fellowship. This is an opportunity for you to pitch a new work to us, which we will then share with potential sponsors who will select & jointly fund the fellowship with London Bronze Editions. The Fellow will have access to the Foundry to learn from the production, either in-person or remotely to create a Limited Edition of 3 artworks.

Our mission is to champion a contemporary approach to bronze casting. It’s a mindset we share with the artists & designers we work with - having the courage to ignore, bend and push the rules associated with our craft. Back in 2012 we began to invest in artists who had great ideas, but no cash to cast them. Some of those artworks ended up in Frieze, Masterpiece and a whole bunch of amazing galleries & museums. Some of those artists became represented by mega galleries. We still believe that small investments ensure remarkable artworks get made, providing artists with opportunities to learn our craft.

We’re open to hearing ambitious, experimental & creative ideas. It can be made using traditional or digital processes, where the work is ready to be cast, or needs development through 3D modelling.

Eligibility: Open to all UK-based artists, designers & creatives at any stage of their career. Current MA & PhD students are also eligible.

What you get:

  • 3 castings will be made: one for the artist, one for London Bronze Editions & one for the London Bronze Fellowship Sponsor.
  • The editions will be made by the technicians at London Bronze Casting. The Fellow will be given 20 hours dedicated workshop time to join the foundry staff in Farnham, England, during the making process to learn & assist in the casting process.
  • This can take place in-person, remotely or a combination of both. This format will be agreed with the Fellow.
  • There is no application fee.
  • There will be no cost to the selected artist for production of the work. We are unable to assist with travel & accommodation costs.
  • You do not need any prior experience with bronze casting to apply.
  • The proposed artwork must have maximum dimensions of around 40cm H x 40cm W x 40cm D (Height, Width, Depth).
  • The work must not have been made in bronze before.
  • Copyright remains with the artist.
  • You are able to submit 2 applications. If you submit 3, your first application will be discounted.

Deadline 29 August 2022

London Bronze Editions

Artist in Residence

Soil Futures Residency Exchange

Updated: 02 August 2022

Soil Futures is a network and project that explores the ground between us. The artistic output can have an online or offline public manifestation in the form of an event or artwork – such as a performance, workshop, meal, walk, sound work, radio broadcast, screening, etc.

There is no expectation to develop an exhibition at the end of the 6 week residency, rather, we are interested in applications centred around artistic methodologies that support exchanging, collaborating, and practising ecologically.

Residencies will take place for UK based artists at Sakiya in Ein Qiniya, Palestine, Palestine based artists at Vessel Art Project, Puglia, and Italian artists at RIWAQ, al Bireh, Palestine.

Eligibility: This opportunity is for UK, Palestinian and Italian artists who are active in the field of agro-ecology and environmental practices to delve into rural contexts in Palestine and to work closely with organisations that operate at the intersection of disciplines while being responsive to their regional ecologies.

What you get: Artist fee: £1,500 Return flights between UK-Palestine (Tel Aviv airport) & practical support for travel (particularly re: VISA application process) Production budget: £1,000 Per diem: £1,100 (food and daily expenses) Free accommodation for 6 weeks Plus 1-2-1 mentoring support, translation support and a range of other benefits.

Deadline 29 August 2022

Arts Catalyst

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


MediaFutures Open Call

Updated: 05 July 2022

Applications are now open for the third and final open call for artistic funding for MediaFutures, the new European data-driven innovation hub exploring misinformation, disinformation, technology and media. It is part of a €2.5m programme funded by the European Commission as part of EU’s Horizon 2020. London-based The Open Data Institute is a UK partner in the Europe-wide programme.

"MediaFutures is an exciting and innovative programme that allows artists and startups the space to consider how data shapes our rapidly-changing world, as well as how we might act to counter problems such as disinformation that can be created as a result of its use and mis-use," said Tara Lee, Senior Consultant at the Open Data Institute.

Eligibility: Applications for this third and final open call are being encouraged from groups who are not as well-represented in the art and start-up worlds, or face additional barriers to entry, including those from ethnic minorities, women and non-binary individuals, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and those in lower-middle income countries. Despite now being outside the EU, applications are being encouraged from UK artists, and selected non-EU territories, for the six-month period that the funding covers, subject to travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

What you get: Up to €80,000, mentoring and training.

Deadline 30 August 2022

The Open Data Institute

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ING Discerning Eye 2022 Call for Entries

Updated: 08 August 2022

The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2022. The exhibition will open at the Mall Galleries from 11 - 20 November 2022 alongside a virtual gallery showcasing all the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors. All exhibiting artists will be included in a fully illustrated print catalogue. Awards will be given out to the winners in a prize giving at the start of the exhibition.

Eligibility: Anyone above 18

What you get: The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work at the Mall Galleries in London and a unique virtual exhibition, with the chance to win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000. Up to 8 prizes of £250 each are awarded to an outstanding entry from the national regions. Additionally, Parker Harris will give a one-to-one mentoring session covering all aspects of professional development to a selected artist.

Fee: From £10

Deadline 30 August 2022

ING Discerning Eye, Parker Harris, Mall Galleries

Prizes and Awards

Math Cartoon Prize 2022

Updated: 05 April 2022

International cartoon competition on the subject of mathematics in cartoons - and the German Mathematical Society (DMV / Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung) are looking for the 3 most humorous and sophisticated math cartoons.

All submitted cartoons will be evaluated by a jury (representatives of mathematics, media and arts) to honor three outstanding artworks with the DMV Math Cartoon Prize 2022. The award ceremony will take place in September 2022 during the DMV annual meeting in Berlin.

Eligibility: Any artist.

What you get: The 3 most humorous and sophisticated math cartoons will be awarded with €1,000 - €500 - €250. Up to 100 of the best entries will be collected for a virtual exhibition to be displayed globally and in local presentations throughout the year 2022.

Deadline 31 August 2022


Prizes and Awards

Art Explora – Academie des beaux-arts European Award 2022

Updated: 26 April 2022

The leading European award championing new dialogues between the arts and audiences.

Open to all non-profit European cultural organisations, the European Award encourages new forms of audience engagement and participation in arts and culture, supporting innovative projects, across all art forms, that can be shared, replicated and scaled across Europe.

Eligibility: All non-profit European cultural organisations, across all art forms and sectors, with a venue open to the public.

What you get: 3 prizes of €50,000 each and 1 Audience Choice Award of €10,000 to support and stimulate best practices in audience engagement, participation and access to arts and culture in Europe; An annual publication and website to offer a platform for sharing and disseminating best practices; An annual colloquium to encourage international dialogue on audience engagement and participation among international arts professionals.

Deadline 31 August 2022

Art Explora

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East London Art Prize

Updated: 08 June 2022

The East London Art Prize is an all-media prize open to professional artists living or working in East London. First prize - £15,000 and a solo exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery in 2024. 2nd prize -12-month studio residency at Bow Arts. Applications open from 5th May - 31st August 2022. Shortlist and winners will be selected by an expert panel including art critic, Louisa Buck, artist, Larry Achiampong, gallery director, Ellie Pennick and Megan Piper from the Line. Shortlist will be announced in September 2022 and will be showcased in a shortlist exhibition at The Nunnery in 2023.

Eligibility: Professional artists living or working in East London with degree level qualification or higher.

What you get: 1st Prize - £15,000, solo exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery. 2nd Prize - year long studio residency. Shortlisted artists - group exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery.

Fee: £10 or £7 for concessions.

Deadline 31 August 2022

Bow Arts


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

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8th International Awards for Art Criticism

Updated: 28 June 2022

The Eighth Edition of the International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC 8) 2022, is now open. Candidates will be invited to write a review of 1,500 words or 2,500 Chinese characters on any exhibition of contemporary art.

The Organising Committee of the International Awards for Art Criticism aims to support independent critical coverage of contemporary art, away from the immediate pressures of the market, media and private patronage. The Awards are to stimulate good writing, critical thinking and dialogue and research in China, the UK and wider afield.

The objectivity of the selection process is underpinned, both by the recognised professionalism of the Chinese and English-speaking jury members and by the strict anonymity of the judging process.

Eligibility: Candidates from anywhere in the world writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held anywhere in the world or online.

What you get: The First Prize will consist of a cash award of 10,000 Euros or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 80,000 RMB). Each of the three Second Prizes will be awarded a cash prize of 3,500 Euros or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 30,000 RMB). The level of the Awards is pegged to a fixed amount in Euro, but international Award winners may choose to be paid either in Euro or in RMB at the official exchange rate on the day that the payment is affected.

Deadline 31 August 2022

Royal College of Art

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Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award

Updated: 08 July 2022

Submit your work for the chance to showcase at Saatchi Gallery and win a £10k, £5k, or an international opportunity.

UK New Artists is collaborating with Robert Walters Group and Saatchi Gallery for the third year of the awards. From a free open call across the UK we are seeking 10 outstanding artists, whose work demonstrates a strong and original voice, and is of exceptional artistic quality.

The 10 shortlisted artists’ work will be exhibited at Saatchi Gallery for a VIP awards evening, as well as in a virtual gallery space, online following the award.

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be aged 18 or over, and within the first 10 years of your professional practice, and have the right to live, work or study in the UK, working within the following fields: Applied arts: ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, Digital Arts: Moving image, performance video, technological arts Fine Arts: painting, printmaking, photography, installation, sculpture.

What you get: First Award: £10,000 Second Award: £5,000 People’s Choice Award: Opportunity to take part in one of UKNA’s international presentations. All ten finalists will receive a £200 stipend to attend the awards, and all costs relating to exhibiting at Saatchi Gallery will be covered.

Deadline 31 August 2022

UK New Artists

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Boomer Gallery: Vogue 4th Edition Call For Artists

Updated: 04 August 2022

What is the right approach to contemporary art when so much is going on? There is so much going on in art right now that we often feel confused, and we ask ourselves- why is a certain artist successful and I’m not?

Nobody has a straightforward answer for this question, but if we get a closer look at the very successful artists, we often see a pattern: they tend to get inspired by each other and follow the VOGUE.

This exhibition aims to see how contemporary artists respond to the world and connect them and their work with a broader audience. This Exhibition Will Take Place At Our Space In Tower Bridge London. The space is located in one of the most iconic places in the world and the most visited place in the whole UK.

The space is nestled between modern and classic London icons: The Shard 4 minutes, Tower Bridge 1 minute, London Bridge 2 minutes.

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

What you get: Exhibition in London Bridge from 9th of September until the 14th of September with a private view on the 9th of September| printed catalogs | 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 a 15% sales commission.

Deadline 31 August 2022

Boomer Gallery, London


Imperial War Museums 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund

Updated: 13 July 2022

IWM is harnessing the legacy of 14-18 NOW, making £2 million available to artists and cultural organisations for new art commissions. These works can explore any theme from the First World War up to active, present day conflicts.

Known as the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, the programme has been funded by a share of the royalties from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old, which was co-commissioned by IWM and 14-18 NOW to mark the end of the First World War Centenary in 2018.

The IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund will reinvest the financial legacy of Peter Jackson’s film to support a series of new artworks – inspired by the heritage of conflict – during a critical time for the UK’s culture sector. This builds on over 100 years of commissioning by IWM, who since the First World War has worked with artists to record the experiences of war for its collections.

Over 20 commissions from artists will be funded as part of this programme, bringing art to audiences in new and relevant ways.

Eligibility: Artists and cultural organisations.

What you get: Funded commissions.

Deadline 01 September 2022

Imperial War Museums

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Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College

Updated: 08 August 2022

Cavendish Arts Science creates collective encounters between art and science that explore our humanity, the world, and our place in it. We create new artistic work that questions traditional centring of voices and ways of knowing and looks to re-imagine ways of exploring material and immaterial universes.

We are seeking adventurous artists who challenge traditional ways of knowing, engage with communities, and enjoy collectively imagining new possibilities.

The Fellowship lasts for one year from October 2022, and includes residency in Cambridge of up to a maximum of a year.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists internationally. We welcome artists working across any medium, including visual arts, performance, theatre, film, writing, dance, music, sound, architecture, spatial and social practices, technology, digital or experimental practices. With a practice of embedded working in communities, especially those beyond traditional institutions and mainstream spaces.

What you get: The artist will be have the opportunity to work with physicists at Cavendish Laboratory of Physics at Cambridge University. They will also become part of the CAS network. Financial Support: A stipend of £10,000 GBP will be paid to the successful candidate. All accommodation and meals will be provided by Girton College during the residency in Cambridge. A budget of £10,000 GBP will be made available to support the development of new work. Travel to and from Cambridge for the residency will be paid for up to £3,000 GBP.

Deadline 04 September 2022

Cavendish Arts Science, Cambridge

Exhibition Opportunity

MAKE Southwest Open Call: Making It 2023

Updated: 28 June 2022

MAKE Southwest, in partnership with Design-Nation, Find a Maker/Craft Festival and Low Carbon Devon, is inviting applications to be part of its ambitious exhibition and development programme for emerging talents in the Southwest.

Held every 2 years, Making It aims to be the leading showcase for emerging artists, makers and designers in the Southwest, celebrating innovation, diversity and collaboration in craft and making. The exhibition will feature up to 20 emerging talents in the Jubilee Gallery at MAKE Southwest, along with an engaging programme of exhibitor and public events.

Eligibility: We invite Southwest-based emerging artists, makers and designers from all backgrounds, groups and levels of education or training to apply to exhibit in this show, and benefit from the support and nurturing that this group of influential cultural organisations can offer. If you are within 5 years of graduating or setting up a creative business and are resident in the Southwest, please read on and apply for free. We aspire to remove barriers and be open to all, and strongly encourage applications from individuals currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors.

What you get:

  • The opportunity to showcase your work to a new audience at MAE Southwest (In 2019 an average exhibition saw over 16,000 visitors to MAKE Southwest)
  • There will be CPD and networking sessions for exhibitors specifically tailored for emerging makers and new businesses
  • There will be prizes awarded by leading organisations and people during the show, including Craft Festival, Design-Nation and Low Carbon Devon
  • There will be mentoring opportunities on offer from MAKE Southwest Member artists, makers and designers, established and successful creative businesses.

Deadline 05 September 2022

MAKE Southwest

Prizes and Awards

Lewisham ARthouse Graduate Studio Award Scheme

Updated: 12 July 2022

Continuing our commitment to support emerging artists, we are very pleased to announce the latest round of our Graduate Studio Award Scheme and invite all recent London-based (or those relocating) graduate visual artists to apply. The award offers recent graduates a fantastic, free opportunity to continue developing their practice in a 200ft studio based within our artist-led cooperative. The scheme encourages the selected artist to utilise our facilities, participate in and draw on our lively community to produce and present new work.

The awardee will be invited to share the outcomes of the residency in a form of their choosing (past awardees have hosted events, presented exhibitions, symposium and even organised gigs).

Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-run cooperative based in South East London. It houses an eclectic group of cultural practitioners whose work spans sculpture, painting, experimental sound, sculpture, set design, textile, social practice, printmaking, photography and beyond.

Eligibility: All recent London-based (or those relocating) graduate visual artists.

What you get: A 200ft studio based within our artist-led cooperative. The scheme encourages the selected artist to utilise our facilities, participate in and draw on our lively community to produce and present new work. The awardee will be invited to share the outcomes of the residency in a form of their choosing (past awardees have hosted events, presented exhibitions, symposium and even organised gigs).

Deadline 05 September 2022

Lewisham ARthouse, UK

Exhibition Opportunity

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JUSTICE - Exhibition Opportunity at the Science Gallery Atlanta

Updated: 09 August 2022

In 2022-2023, Science Gallery Atlanta will open the JUSTICE exhibition season with a 9000-square foot exhibition at the historic Pullman Rail Yards, Atlanta, accompanied by a suite of public programs. JUSTICE will examine the relationships between individuals and the systems that impact their lives, the intersection of those systems more broadly, and the agency of individuals to influence those institutions. Science Gallery Atlanta invites artists and researches to submit projects, installations, workshops to take part in JUSTICE.

Eligibility: Artists and researchers from any discipline, culture, and background

What you can do: New, in-development or existing projects are welcome and will be funded by Science Gallery Atlanta, inclusive of a wide range of scholarship and research and all artistic mediums. Scientists are not required to have an artist connected to your submission, and srtists are not required to have an artist connected to your submission. If your submission is selected, we can work with you to foster a collaboration.

Deadline 06 September 2022

Science Gallery Atlanta

Prizes and Awards

Art for Change Prize by M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery

Updated: 26 July 2022

With the concept of Art for Change in mind, this year’s prize invites emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to the theme of ‘Equality’.

Eligibility: The prize is available to emerging artists based in the following M&C Saatchi key global regions: UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, and Africa. To apply artists must be aged 18 or over and within the first five years of what they hope to be a successful artistic career. Accepted media includes painting, drawing, illustration, photography, collage, 2D mixed-media, video or film.

What you get: A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000. All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, where the overall winner will be announced on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Deadline 08 September 2022

M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery

Exhibition Opportunity

Open Portfolio FIG Bilbao

Updated: 05 July 2022

The ninth edition of Open Portfolio for rising artists. Open Portfolio FIG Bilbao is aimed at all those emerging artists whose practice is focused on the field of printing and work on paper or who have an outstanding activity in this field.

Artists who have already participated in other editions but now have new projects, can also apply.

Eligibility: Printmaking rising artists.

What you get: Exhibition and a residence.

Deadline 09 September 2022

FIG Bilbao, International Printmaking and Art on Paper Festival

Prizes and Awards

BADA Art Prize 2022

Updated: 21 June 2022

BADA is proud to announce that the BADA Art Prize is returning for a second year, seeking to promote “the antiques of tomorrow” by awarding a £1,000 grant to an emerging contemporary artist whose work exemplifies the enduring ingenuity and quality illustrated by our members’ objects.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of industry experts, including internationally recognised artists, art critics, and curators. The winner will be determined by live public polling and awarded at the BADA Week reception in London on 7 October 2022. The finalist’s works will be on public view in London at the reception therefore it is the artists responsibility to ensure the works are available for showcasing during this period.

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary education at a UK institution. Submissions must be original works produced within the last 2 years. Beyond this, there's no criteria - all medium and styles are welcomed.

What you get: £1,000, finalists' works will be on public view in London.

Deadline 16 September 2022

The British Antique Dealers' Association

Artist in Residence

TYPA Open Call: Nordic and Baltic Residency

Updated: 21 July 2022

We have hosted over 100 artists so far and continue to offer a dynamic and varied residency program. Our 2023 Open Call is now open. Thanks to funding from the Nordic Culture Point, we have been able to offer artists from Nordic and Baltic Countries extra support for their residency. We ask that these artists, who have more time and resources, are ambitious with their projects. That they look for ways to connect with the public of Tartu and engage with all that TYPA has to offer.

We are looking for experienced artists, who do not necessarily have an existing print practice but have a clear vision of how the residency will benefit them and what they can contribute to the city of Tartu.

Eligibility: Artists must be resident in one of the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland) or the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) - the invited artist should have a permanent address in one of these countries. However, it is not necessary for the invited artists to have Nordic or Baltic nationality. We are looking for artists who have at least 5 years of professional experience, although we are not looking for printmakers, but those who have an interest.

What you get: Our fees are dependent on our funding and support. For all residencies TYPA will pay for: Accommodation Studio usage and a storage shelf Access to our equipment Technical support Exhibition space Promotion of their practice and outcome. Nordic and Baltic Artists are excempt from our regular fee and will also receive a grant of 1500€ for their residency period, as well as a materials fee, and travel costs covered (green travel choices are favoured).

Deadline 19 September 2022


Europe’s rich cultural heritage, with its common values, its wealth of monuments and sites and its creative diversity of traditions, crafts, arts, architecture, literature, languages, theatre, films and music, not only reflects our past but also shapes our present and builds our future. It is a creative way of cultivating independent thinking and dialogue, while promoting our interests across the world. Access to experience with cultural heritage contributes to social cohesion and inclusion, by strengthening resilience and the sense of belonging, bringing people together and improving well-being.

Eligibility: Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from nonassociated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations 1 ) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.

What you get: Grants and other forms of funding.

Deadline 21 September 2022

European Commission

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Silence Awareness Existence: Thematic residency program in Finland, Winter 2023

Updated: 22 July 2022

Silence Awareness Existence: Thematic residency program in Finland for artists, writers and creative minds attuned to the theme. The program brings together creative individuals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced.

Eligibility: Artists, writers and creatives from all disciplines. Age limit 23.

What you get: 1 or 2 months thematic residency program in January / February / March 2023.

Deadline 21 September 2022

Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

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Outside In's National Exhibition Is Now Open For Entries

Updated: 01 August 2022

Award-winning charity Outside In, which provides a platform for artists facing barriers to the art world due to heath, disability, social circumstances or isolation, has announced the call out for its next national exhibition, 'Humanity'.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all artists who fit the charity's criteria and sign up to create a free online gallery.

What you get: Artworks by 80 Outside In artists will be exhibited at Sotheby's in London from 9–27 January 2023 before heading to Project Ability in Glasgow in the summer and then Brighton and Hove Museums in winter. This will be the first National where 50% of the featured works are by artists who have never exhibited with the charity before. The first prize will be a solo exhibition for the winning artist.

Deadline 23 September 2022

Outside In, UK

Prizes and Awards | Promoted

2022 Foundwork Artist Prize

Updated: 25 July 2022

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists.

To be considered for the 2022 Prize, artists will need to maintain a published profile on Foundwork, with at least six artworks and an artist statement published on their profile page, throughout this year's selection period: 5:00 pm PT, September 26 – 5:00 pm PT, December 31, 2022.

Our 2022 jury is composed of dynamic curators, gallerists, art fair directors, organization founders, and artists based in Berlin, Los Angeles, London, and New York: Edgar Arcenaux, César García-Alvarez, Lauren Kelly, Eva Langret, and Javier Peres.

Eligibility: This year's Prize is open to artists residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions, and artists working in any media are eligible.

What you get: $10,000 grant and studio visits with our distinguished jurors. In addition, the honoree and three shortlisted artists will be invited for interviews as part of our Dialogues program to further public engagement.

Deadline 26 September 2022



Pumpkin Carver at Jack O Lantern World

Updated: 12 April 2022

We are looking for artistic people of varying skill levels to help us carve thousands of, primarily, foam Jack O'Lanterns. Carve full time or part-time starting April 18th. It is going to take a lot of carvers, so whether you are:

  • An artist looking for contract full time work.
  • A student looking for part time work.
  • A hobby artist looking for part-time work or looking to carve pumpkins after their normal job,

Please reach out to us during the day or in the evening.

We are located in Lake Zurich, IL! Please email Cindy at cindy (at) allcommunityevents (dot) com if you are interested in being one of our carvers.

Eligibility: 16+, any expertise in art or medium. Must be local to Illinois + be able to commute to carving location.

What you get: Pay varies depending on commitment.

Deadline 30 September 2022

Jack O Lantern World, Lake Zurich, IL

Screening Opportunity

CUVO Festival 2023 Open Call

Updated: 21 June 2022

Are we in ecstasy or anesthetized?

Until September 30th the International Videoart Festival CUVO launches a new open call for his seventh edition titled “[An]Ecstasy”. This year we want to ponder about the abscence of pain in what philosopher Byung-Chul Han has called paliative societies.

We are open to any creation regardless of format, technique or genre. We'll select eight of the most groundbreaking works of the current videoart practice. The finalists will shape the usual travelling exhibition of the festival along 2023, across places like The Museum Francisco Sobrino in Guadalajara or the Experimental Space Art Room in Madrid.

Eligibility: Video artists. No age or specific nationality required.

What you get: 75 € for each exhibition place.

Deadline 30 September 2022

CUVO Videoart Festival

Exhibition Opportunity

Zimmer Stewart Gallery and King Edward VII Hospital Open Call

Updated: 26 July 2022

Zimmer Stewart Gallery are collaborating with King Edward VII Hospital in an open Call for a diverse range contemporary artists.

Eligibility: UK based practising contemporary artists.

What you get: Successful artists will have work exhibited at their new medical centre for one year from January 2023 and will be paid a rental for the year long exhibition based on a percentage of the gallery price, all works can be for sale and promoted on the Zimmer Stewart Gallery website.

Deadline 30 September 2022

Zimmer Stewart Gallery


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International Design Contest for AMADEUS Music with Art '23

Updated: 09 August 2022

We aspire to create an opportunity for young people with design potential to express their artistic talents and give visibility to new emerging artistic talents in visual arts and graphic design. This is an opportunity to present your incredible artwork and get a chance to be included in the promotional campaigns for Amadeus Festival 2023 in Vienna, Austria.

Eligibility: All people, of any nationality, aged between 16 and 30 years, whether professional or amateur are eligible to participate in the contest. The design work must be individual. Each participant can present only 1 design.

What you can do: Professional Jury Award 500€; Public Jury 50€. The wining design will be used to promote the new edition of the AMADEUS Festival Vienna/ Winner and receive a DOUBLE TICKET to attend the Opening Gala.

Deadline 04 October 2022

AMADEUS Festival, Vienna

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists reflecting the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida.

Eligibility: International artists of any age.

What you get: Cash award, exhibition opportunity.

Deadline 05 October 2022

Embracing Our Differences

Exhibition Opportunity | Promoted

NYC4PA International Juried Photography Call: Primary Colors

Updated: 14 July 2022

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers worldwide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.).

RED, YELLOW, and BLUE balloons were the trademark of Wonder Bread for 1950s TV kids. They are also the three basic paint colors an artist needs. Although mixed together you can create a world of color, each stands out on its own as an important visual element. This competition is about images in which one of these colors is a critical component. You will submit each image into one of the categories RED, BLUE or YELLOW. Possibilities include - black and white photographs with a single point of color, a red, yellow or blue monochrome, essentially any image where red, yellow or blue stands out as an important part of the composition. Is the blue sky a main element of your image, a red ball or maybe a funky pair of yellow sunglasses? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red? Be creative and send us your best!

Eligibility: This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

What you get: Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured on the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the PRIMARY COLORS catalog. The Grand Prize-winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Fee: The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

Deadline 09 October 2022

New York Center for Photographic Art


British Ceramics Biennial Award 2023

Updated: 05 July 2022

AWARD is the British Ceramics Biennial’s headline exhibition. It is a prestigious exhibition formed from an open submission that celebrates the vitality of contemporary ceramics practice in the UK.

AWARD seeks to celebrate the talent and achievements of artist who are advancing contemporary practice. To showcase the diversity, ambition and creative-risk taking within ceramics.

Eligibility: We invite applications from UK-based practitioners and collaborators who use clay as their primary creative material.

What you get: Each of the ten selected artists will receive £1,000 towards the exhibition of their selected work as part of the AWARD exhibition at the 2023 BCB festival, held in Stoke-on-Trent. AWARD exhibitors will benefit from a national PR and marketing campaign, curatorial support, programme management support and one-way (return) transport of exhibits. The eventual award winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000 and a place on the 2025 AWARD selection panel, as well as being invited back to exhibit in the 2025 BCB festival.

Deadline 12 October 2022

British Ceramics Biennial


WaterWalls Festival 2023

Updated: 26 July 2022

The municipality of Esch-sur-Sûre (LU) renews the WaterWalls Festival for its second edition. It is the first cultural festival based on the principles of the circular economy. As an open-air exhibition of contemporary art, the festival aims to raise awareness about the artistic production and consumption aspects of culture. In 2023, 4 autonomous and participative art installations will be set up along the Sûre river, at the level of the 4 compensation dams, downstream of the large dam, in the idyllic valley of Esch-sur-Sûre. These installations will form an ephemeral art trail from 10.06 to 10.09.2023.

Eligibility: Architects, designers or visual artists. Up to any age and nationality but has to have experience in outdoor installation.

What you get: Exhibition from 10.06.23 to 10.09.23 and endowment from 25k up to 40k €.

Deadline 09 November 2022

Municipality Esch-Sauer (LU)


Young Botanical Artist Competition 2022

Updated: 21 July 2022

Dr. Shirley Sherwood has worked for decades to bring the botanical art genre to new and broader audiences worldwide. This year, we’re delighted to introduce The Young Botanical Artist Competition in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Open to artists aged 16-25, The Young Botanical Artist Competition invites budding botanical artists to submit 2D botanical artworks depicting trees, leaves and anything that exists in between. This could be a leaf bud, a branch, a decaying leaf or a moss-coated trunk – any part, big or small, that inspires you!

Eligibility: 16-25 year olds in any location.

What you get: Exhibition at renowned Shirley Sherwood Gallery @ Kew Gardens; Overall Winner (1 per category): £750; Highly Commended (2 per category): £250; Overall winners will be crowned alongside Highly Commended artists and a People’s Choice Artist (chosen over the duration of the exhibition). These artists will also receive an art supplies bundle worth £100, supported by Seawhite of Brighton.

Deadline 30 November 2022

The Shirley Sherwood Collection; Kew Gardens

Our partner La Pamplona Art Studio offers 30 minutes of free consultations for art galleries and institutions looking to expand their businesses in China.

Get in touch for:

  • Collaborations with galleries;
  • Event and party management;
  • Build Chinese branch;
  • Bring in local collectors base.

After the consultation, if you would like to work with us to expand your business into China, we will make a detailed offer with options (terms/prices) matching the galleries criteria. All contracts will be made and signed in the EU.

Eligibility: For emerging and established European galleries, including the UK, looking to branch out into the Chinese art market.

What you get: 30 minutes of free consultation and proposal for future collaboration.

Deadline 31 December 2022

La Pamplona Art Studio

Email us using "Chinese Art Market" in the subject line to take advantage of the free consultation.

National Lottery Project Grants supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations with arts, libraries and museums projects.

Eligibility: Individual artists and practictioners, community and cultural organisations, museums and libraries.

What you get: Grants between £1,000 and £100,000.

Deadline 31 December 2022

Arts Council

Exhibition Opportunity


Updated: 02 August 2022

In ARVIVID we have opened an open call to all those artists who want to be part of our creators' community to promote and sell their art around the world.

Eligibility: Any artist whose work could be printed: photography, painting, collage, mixed media, etc.

What you get: Earning for each sale. Artist decide the price.

Deadline 31 December 2022


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



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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