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.

This is an edited listing. We update this feature once a week on Fridays from a selection of submissions, newsletters, magazines and blogs. Our editorial team only select opportunities they feel offer a clear benefit to the submitting artists. To recommend an opportunity for listing, please fill in the form in the sidebar. We email around 19,500 art practitioners weekly with selected opportunities.

Exhibition Opportunity

Foodculture Days Open Call 2020

Foodculture days, a biennale of art and socially engaged practices that offers a multidisciplinary program around food as drive for social and artistic exchanges. In November 2020, FCD will present fifteen innovative projects in various locations in Vevey, inviting people to think about food through broad and bold perspectives; artists, chefs, thinkers, and producers of culture(s) are invited to take part. Projects reflecting on food resources beyond their taste and commercial properties will be encouraged, as well as those taking the land and soil as starting points for an artistic approach. No medium or format constraints are imposed. The work may be new or not. The participants receive a financial contribution in case of production. Travel and accommodation are also supported by FCD.

Deadline 12 December 2019

foodculture days
Facebook: @foodculturedays
Apply here


MAPS Festival - Open Call

Chalk and BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art are seeking proposals from artists to present a high quality, interactive arts experience for children under 11 and their families as part of Chalk's MAPS Festival in February 2020.
The selected artist/s will have a budget of £5,000. Proposals can be from any art form, but they are particularly interested in receiving proposals from performance, theatre, VR, AR and digital artists. Applications can be from individual artists or collaborative teams.

Deadline 12 December 2019

MAPS Festival
Facebook: @mapsfestival/@wearechalk @balticgateshead
Twitter: @maps_festival/@wearechalkNCL/@balticgateshead
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Artist Residencies to Explore the Ecological Crisis

There is a growing and urgent cultural and social momentum driving forward awareness about environmental sustainability and animal extinction. Dance Research Studio in collaboration with Dance4/iC4C is curating a new programme which will engage with this urgent momentum and aims to make a valuable research contribution through remembering that we too are animals.
As part of this programme, DRS will support Three Artist Residencies at the studio during the period January-April 2020. Successful applicants will be awarded 40-80 hours of discounted studio time for research and development of new work, 4 hours of mentoring from experienced practitioners and the opportunity to share work to an invited audience.

Deadline 12 December 2019

Dance Research Studio
Facebook: @DanceResearchStudio
Twitter: @DRS_London
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Wysing Arts Centre: 2020 Artist Residencies

During 2020, we will put broadcasting at the centre of our artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies.
We invite expressions of interest from artists to be in-Residence at Wysing during 2020. We are open to when residencies take place so please tell us what would work best for you, and how much funding you will need. We expect to fund most residencies between £1,000-£5,000, to include fees, travel and production.

Deadline 15 December 2019

Wysing Arts Centre
Facebook: @wysingartscentr
Twitter: @WysingArtsCentr
Apply here

Prizes and Awards

The Social Art Award 2019

30 years ago, here in Berlin, Germany, it has been the peaceful unity of the people that made the impossible come true - and made the wall come down. Today we see so many conflicts in the world, where people stand up for their rights, their freedom, their present and their future - in solidarity with the peaceful change makers in Lebanon, Iraq, Chile, Brazil, Hong Kong and everywhere, we dedicate the Social Art Award to the people: "We are the people - Peaceful revolutions through the power of the many" - Can Art Catalyze Change?!

Deadline 15 December 2019

Institute for Art and Innovation
Facebook: @instituteartinnovation
Apply here


London Festival of Architecture: Call for Entries

We are delighted to announce our ‘Call for Entries’ for the 2020 edition of the London Festival of Architecture. Whether you’ve previously run events for the festival or are thinking about staging your first event – we would love to hear from you.
The first stage to submitting an event is to create an account on the LFA website. Our theme for the 2020 Festival is ‘Power’.

Deadline 15 December 2019

London Festival of Architecture
Facebook: @LondonFestivalofArchitecture
Twitter: @LFArchitecture
Apply here


Future Arts Centres: £40,000 National Digital Opportunity For Artists

Through Future Arts Centres, 40 arts centres across England are working with artists and communities to create 40 new works, forming an artistic response to the National Lottery’s 25th anniversary. 'Here and Now' is a national and local celebration of culture within communities, with every project led by artists and co-created with local people.
We are looking for an artist, company or collective to create a national project, utilising digital, which can link all 40 together to tell a national story. We’re offering £40k which needs to include production costs, plus up to £5k to cover travel expenses.

Deadline 16 December 2019

Future Arts Centres
Facebook: @HereandNow2020
Twitter: @HereandNow2020
Apply here

Prizes and Awards

Bridgeman Studio Award

Launching on the 5th of October 2019 to celebrate Black History month in the UK and promoting the Art of Diversity, the international Bridgeman Studio Award is sponsored this year by Verizon Media. This year’s prize: £5,000 cash commission for the design of a limited edition print and tote bag to be sold online on Artsy and in a London Gallery exhibition in 2020.

Deadline 16 December 2019

Bridgeman Images
Facebook: @Bridgemanimages
Twitter: @StudioBridgeman
Apply here


Collaborative Doctoral Award – TECHNE2 Doctoral training partnership

In 2024 the Museum of London moves to West Smithfield as part of ‘Culture Mile’, an initiative to create a new cultural area in the City of London. This move provides an exciting opportunity to work with the Museum of London and Brunel University London on a fully funded action-research based PhD to analyse how a new museum enters into dialogue with its surrounding neighbourhood to become, create or inform a new civic space. The exact topic of the PhD will be decided by the student in conjunction with supervisors. We expect the proposed PhD project to draw on a mixed methods approach to interrogating how the mission, collections, programmes, public engagement activities and morphology of the new Museum of London relate spatially, symbolically and experientially to its neighbourhood – the built environment, social interactions and everyday practices of Smithfield.

Deadline 16 December 2019

Brunel University London
Facebook: @bruneluniversity
Twitter: @bruneluni
Apply here

Artist in Residence

PACT Zollverein Residencies

Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music, the programme is a key element in PACT Zollverein’s profile as an Artists’ House supporting lively exchange between practice and theory.
While occupying their own designated space and essentially working independently, residents may choose to take advantage of various kinds of production support such as dramaturgy, technical assistance, project management as well as press and publicity.

Deadline 19 December 2019

PACT Zollverein
Facebook: @pactzollverein
Twitter: @PACTZollverein
Apply here


Cultural Protection Fund: Apply for up to £100k for a project relating to Libya, Syria, and Yemen

The Cultural Protection Fund is an initiative of the UK government, which has dedicated £30 million in official development assistance (ODA) funding between 2016 and 2020 to support cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries (see page nine for further information about ODA).
The overarching objective of the Fund is to help create sustainable opportunities for social and economic development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The Fund supports efforts to keep cultural heritage sites and objects safe, as well as supporting the recording, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. It also provides opportunities to local communities for training and education, enabling and empowering them in the long term to value, care for and benefit from their cultural heritage.

Deadline 23 December 2019

British Council
Facebook: @Arts.BritishCouncil
Twitter: @BritishArts
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Call for artist and Curatorial Proposal 2020

Leave of Absence gallery is opening its 2020 calendar accepting proposals from artists or curators working around the topic of global identities and transcultural experiences.
LOA aims to provide the artist and curator with maximum flexibility and freedom to actualise their idea in the small space of our gallery. Please also consider any off-site spaces including digital platforms as part of the exhibition. The applicants are expected to work independently with an onsite assistant and the most communication with the director carried out online.
The exhibition will run for one week (unless otherwise specified and agreed) on any chosen week in 2020 after the 17th February.

Deadline 30 December 2019

LOA - Leave Of Absence
Facebook: @LOA-Leave Of Absence
Twitter: @LeaveOfAbcence
Apply here

Prizes and Awards

bang. Prix Open Call

In its fourth year, bang. Prix is expanding beyond support for project-based development and exhibitions as a platform that supports practitioners from different disciplines and countries to develop themselves at the nexus of art, technology, design and science. Under the scope of the bang. Prix 2020 program, we open our call for applications to those interested in participating. The program provides resources, mentorship and networking opportunities customized to each participant.

Deadline 31 December 2019

bang. Prix
Facebook: @bangprix
Twitter: @bangprix
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity | Sponsored

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition Call for Entries

Artists over 18, from the UK and beyond, are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at their 208th Exhibition 2020. The RI seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting.

Entry fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under)

Deadline 3 January 2020

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
Facebook: @mallgalleries
Twitter: @mallgalleries
Apply here


Mural Proposal for Theatre Deli

Theatre Deli is a charity & along side our new season of work "The Future is Unwritten" we're looking to commission a mural in response to this quote by Greta Thunberg: “I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” - World Economic Forum, Davos, 24 January 2019.
We'd like it to be a mix of typography and painting, and are happy to hear from artists working across many styles.
We're ideally looking for someone who has experience in large scale work and will cover costs of materials as well as providing a commission fee of £500 (this is based on past murals being completed in 3 days.)

Deadline 3 January 2020

Theatre Deli
Facebook: @theatredeli
Twitter: @theatredeli
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Urban Challenges - Collective photography exhibition in Berlin

As the urban population is growing steadily, cities are increasingly facing new important challenges - let them be social, environmental or economical. Our urban experience keeps on transforming and new questions arise every day. If the issues raised are numerous, they may as well open up new perspectives to enhance the quality of life of citizens. Either documenting the reality or imagining future transformations, we would like to discover the work of photographers embracing this topic.
The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery of B-Part in Berlin in February 2020.

Deadline 5 January 2020

Photographic Exploration Project
Facebook: @photographicexplorationproject
Apply here


This is Gender – 2020 Photo Contest

In advance of our 2020 Report on Gender, Intersectionality and Health, Global Health 50/50 is hosting a photo contest to capture diverse representations of what gender - for men, women, transgender people and/or people with non-binary gender identifies - looks like in their communities.
All photographic and photojournalistic forms are welcome. Early-career photographers from underreported and/or underrepresented communities and regions are encouraged to participate.
Provide the cover photo to the 2020 Global Health 50/50 Report, which will be launched globally to coincide with International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020. The winning artwork will be showcased in photo exhibit during the launch events.

Deadline 5 January 2020

Global Health 50/50
Facebook: @GlobalHlth5050
Twitter: @GlobalHlth5050
Apply here


Young People's Public Art Project (Angmering)

Arun Inspires seeks an inspirational artist to work closely with young people on a new permanent piece of public art.
Arun Inspires is a partnership project with Arun District Council. The Young People’s Public Art Project will use Section 106 money alongside direct investment from the programme and partnership support through STEM Sussex and a local engineering firm. The development of the work will explore a new model of community engagement through collaboration with students at the school.
The commission is for £17, 500 to include workshops at the school, mentoring students, and all design, build, installation costs and overheads.

Deadline 6 January 2020

Facebook: @ArtsworkLtd
Twitter: @ArtsworkLtd
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Open Call | Ibero-American Women Artist

AMALGAMA invites all Ibero-American Women Artists to submit entries any medium, that analyse notions of bodies, nature and digital media to our First Annual Open Call Competition. We are launching this Open Call as part of our ongoing platform dedicated exclusively to exhibiting, promoting and publishing the work of Ibero-American Women Artists internationally.
We will select eight artists to be exhibited in central London in May 2020. Their work and portfolio will also be published and analysed by selected writers and curators in our second publication.

Deadline 8 January 2020

Amalgama Art
Facebook: @amalgamanonprofit
Twitter: @AmalgamaArt
Apply here

Artist in Residence | Sponsored

Back to Basics - Intensive Residency Program in Finland, Summer 2020

Back to Basics residency program 1 month residencies in July, August and September 2020.
Back to Basics program gives artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their being. Take a break from your smartphone, reconnect with your creativity, be part of nature and learn to stay present again, doing only things you really want to be doing.

Deadline 9 January 2020

Facebook: @arteles
Twitter: @Arteles
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Est-Nord-Est| 2020-21 Call for applications

The eight-week residency periods, which bring together four artists and one author in the field of contemporary art, are offered in spring, summer, fall, and, in 2020 for the first time, winter. In summer 2019, ENE moved into its new building created and designed specifically for artist and author residencies.

Deadline 10 January 2020

Est-Nord-Est, résidence d'artistes
Facebook: @estnordest.residencedartistes
Twitter: @estnordest
Apply here

Grant | Sponsored

TORCH-Mellon UK BAME Graduate Scholarship at the Ruskin School of Art

We are delighted to announce funding for a Graduate (DPhil) Scholarship based at the Ruskin School of Art and TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). This DPhil scholarship will offer financial support to UK applicants from a BAME background. The studentship covers University and College fees at the Home rate, and provides a stipend (tax-free maintenance grant) of £15,459 per year (2020-21 rates) for three years of full-time study.
The DPhil Scholarship is based in the Ruskin School of Art and is part of the Faculty’s vision to encourage Graduate Researchers to contribute to areas of contemporary art practice and contemporary art history and theory.

Deadline 10 January 2020

TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)
Facebook: @TORCHOxford
Twitter: @TORCHOxford
Apply here


Into the Wild 2020 – Call for Participants

We are inviting applications for Into the Wild 2020 – an artist development programme for recent BA graduates & those with equivalent experience. This free course supports early career artists by offering creative opportunities & providing practical advice on how to thrive beyond art school. How to: create opportunities, get funding/write applications, work with galleries/curators, be critical of institutions, work with audiences, work collectively, make your own art world, juggle things, stay confident, find spaces, expand networks, create alternatives & change things. Through talks, workshops & mentoring by artists/industry professionals, participants will be empowered to explore their practice & better understand the diversity of ways to succeed in their lives & work.

Deadline 12 January 2020

Chisenhale Studios
Facebook: @ChisenhaleArtPlace
Twitter: @ChisStudios
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Othergrounds - Call for artists

Othergrounds is now open for applications for its third exhibition project, to take place in Berlin in 2020. Founded in 2018, our curatorial platform was created by artists-curators with the aim of amplifying the voices of artists we believe in, regardless of their curriculum or their status within the art world.
We are looking for works influenced directly by the night. Inspiration can arise from any area related to nighttime and artists are allowed to interpret the topic freely. It could be the forbiddenness of certain activities or it could have a more poetic approach. We also welcome political attitudes towards the subject. The call is open for Berlin-based artists only and is free of charge. All disciplines accepted and works presented must be completed as of time of application.

Deadline 12 January 2020

Facebook: @othergroundsorg
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Rising Stars 2020

Rising Stars 2020 | Exhibition and professional development opportunity for current and recent craft & design students at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.
Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK, with the aim of offering new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.
We are delighted present a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at New Ashgate in 2021 for one of the makers in the exhibition.

Deadline 13 January 2020

New Ashgate Gallery
Facebook: @newashgate
Twitter: @newashgate
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

FILE 2020 | Call for Entries

Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2020, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language, Electronic Sonority, Workshops, Symposium and Led Show.

Deadline 14 January 2020

FILE – Electronic Language International Festival
Facebook: @fileelectroniclanguageinternationalfestival
Twitter: @filefestival
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Cooltzine vol.3: Changes - Open Call

Cooltsalon now accepts submissions for vol.3 of the collaborative zine, “Cooltzine”.
The brief: Taking the ‘mother image’ as starting point, please offer a visual interpretation of the subject of “Changes”.
Submissions are accepted in photo, illustration and text medium (or mix of all three), but you must work with the ‘mother image’ provided. The zine will then be presented at the one-day event, taking place simultaneously across several cities and time zones.

Deadline 14 January 2020

Facebook: @cooltsalonbg
Twitter: @artistgots
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Open Call for Performers

The artist João Cidade is looking for queer London based performers for the creation and presentation of the the 4th version of the work ‘‘While the Others Go Wild’. This fourth version of the work will be its first wholly Queer iteration.
The applicants must:
- be professional performers;
- identify as queer;
- reside in London;
- have genuine interest in Cidade’s work;
- have a dance/movement/circus background;
- and be comfortable delivering/working with text
The premiere of the new version will be on 19.03.2020 in London, at the Rich Mix, as part of And What? Queer. Arts. Festival. 2020. This is a paid opportunity.

Deadline 15 January 2020

João Cidade
Facebook: @joao.cidade.0007
Twitter: @andwhatfest
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Building networks for a sustainable future - artist residency with UK Power Networks

We're looking for an artist with an interest in sustainability, climate change and social justice to take part in a residency with UK Power Networks (UKPN). UKPN is an electricity network operator delivering electricity to homes and businesses across London and Southern England. They play a crucial role in facilitating renewable electricity, supporting vulnerable people, social mobility and regenerating local neighbourhoods.
The artist will have a space to work in an operational site, with access to staff and a stipend to cover materials and travel. They will have an opportunity to learn about sustainable energy, exchange ideas with a community committed to innovation and sustainability and create an exhibition of artworks to raise awareness of environmental and social issues faced today.

Deadline 17 January 2020

Sustainability First
Facebook: @ukpowernetworks
Twitter: @SustainFirst
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Towner International Open Call

Towner are inviting open call submissions for Towner International – a major new biennial exhibition of contemporary art that will take place at Towner in 2020, featuring British and International artists. The £10,000 Brewers Prize, provided by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to an overall winner selected from the exhibiting artists.
Submissions are welcome from professional artists across the UK and internationally, working in all media, including – but not restricted to – painting, drawing, print, sculpture, sound, performance, photography, film and installation. At least one third of exhibiting artists will be selected from Towner’s coastal region – being born or based in Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.

Deadline 17 January 2020

Towner Art Gallery
Facebook: @townergallery
Twitter: @TownerGallery
Apply here


Call for Artists - Local Engagement Programme - England's Creative Coast

England’s Creative Coast is a large-scale arts and tourism programme across Essex, Kent and East Sussex led by Turner Contemporary, working with some of the major arts organisations in the region. Metal are the lead arts partner in Essex.
The Local Engagement Programme in Essex will connect local people with the project, the new art commission in Southend and offer a way for them to share their stories and experiences on what makes Essex distinct in terms of its coastal location, all to engage visitors and inspire a sense of place.
We are looking for an artist for whom text and words are a central element of their practice to work with and activate six new geocaches located along the Essex coast, connecting the stories of local Essex people with visitors.

Deadline 17 January 2020

Facebook: @MetalSouthend
Twitter: @metalsouthend
Apply here


Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is open to the new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art, history and museology for the future.
We welcome international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities.

Deadline 19 January 2020

Facebook: @rijksmuseum
Twitter: @rijksmuseum
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Only Losers Left Alive - Free Independent Choreography School

Only Losers Left Alive invites artists, performers, dancers, doubters, loners and losers across the East Midlands to take part in a free and independent choreography school.
Taking place across six Sunday sessions from March to August 2020, the collective will work together to think through movement, embodiment, gesture, space, friction, possibility and pleasure; and culminate in a weekend of public events, performances and discussions that Autumn.
This independent project is organised in response to a surge of interest in dance and performance among artists and organisations throughout the East Midlands. The school is a space to bring together some of that curiosity, share practice and networks, and support individual and collective research for future work across the region.

Deadline 20 January 2020

Channing Tatum - Artistic Collaboration
Twitter: @paul_paschal/@rohanneudall
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NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in 15 different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist's vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

Deadline 22 January 2020

New York Foundation for the Arts/ New York State Council on the Arts
Facebook: @nyfacurrent/@NewYorkStateCouncilontheArts
Twitter: @nyfacurrent/@nyscarts
Apply here


Henry Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowships

Visiting Research Fellowships are intended for academics and curators working on historic and contemporary sculpture who can make particular use of the Institute’s resources: our Research Library, Archive of Sculptors’ Papers and the Leeds Sculpture Collections.
Artist Research Fellowships are intended for artists to develop their practice through research, using the Institute’s resources. The Fellowships will support a range of visual arts practices and outcomes generated through research into sculpture and its histories.
Research Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds. In addition we will support up to two six-week Senior Fellowships, which are intended to give established scholars time and space to develop a research project free from usual work commitments.

Deadline 27 January 2020

The Henry Moore Foundation
Facebook: @HenryMooreInstitute
Twitter: @HMILeeds
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Light the North - Call for Artists

Light the North will become a three-dimensional canvas for creativity. Transform a lighthouse sculpture with your artwork and have your masterpiece appreciated by hundreds of thousands of people across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Designs are welcomed in any medium – traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. Whatever the art form, we’re keen to add drama, fun and a creative flair to Light the North.

Deadline 31 January 2020

Light The North
Facebook: @LightTheNorth
Twitter: @lightthenorth
Apply here

Call for Writers

Open call: International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020

We're inviting writers from outside the UK to submit radio drama scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition.

  • Grant/Opportunity: £2,500 prize, a trip to London and have their radio play recorded and broadcast by the BBC World Service
  • Deadline: 31 January 2020
  • Open to: we encourage both new and established writers to enter the competition however entrants must be 18 or over and live outside of the UK

Deadline 31 January 2019

British Council/BBC
Facebook: @Arts.BritishCouncil/@bbcworldservice
Twitter: @UKTheatreDance/@bbcworldservice
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

Hidden Door 2020 - Visual Art Call For Proposals

Hidden Door 2020 will take place in Edinburgh from 9–18 October 2020 and will see a secret venue transformed into a temporary live music venue, theatre and performance space, alongside a multitude of art exhibitions and installations. Visual artists are invited to submit ideas for innovative projects that could encompass anything from paintings to performances. Individuals from across the UK are welcome, and can be at any stage of their career, with new graduates, emerging artists or those looking to develop and innovate their art practice especially encouraged. Selected artists will receive a flat fee of £500 towards their time and project expenses.

Deadline 31 January 2020

Hidden Door
Facebook: @hiddendoor
Twitter: @hiddendoorarts
Apply here

Artist in Residence

Application Rijksakademie Residency 2021

Application is open to artists with at least 2 years of independent professional experience after finishing education. Most candidates have finished a MA degree but this is not obligatory. There are no age limits, however most artists at the Rijksakademie are between 27 and 35 years old.
Every selected artist will have a studio, a stipend to contribute to living expenses (in 2020: €14,000) and a working budget (in 2020: €1,500). Every selected artist will have a studio, a stipend to contribute to living expenses (in 2020: €14,000) and a working budget (in 2020: €1,500).

Deadline 1 Febuary 2020
Applications open on 1 January 2020

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Facebook: @rijksakademie
Twitter: @Rijksakademie
Apply here

Exhibition Opportunity

False Memory - Open Call

FALSE MEMORY - a contemporary art exhibition connected to the theme of false memory. This group exhibition will explore the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories. We would like to invite artists to submit artworks that link with the theme in whatever way inspires them.

Deadline 3 February 2020

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
Facebook: @ArtsInRugby
Twitter: @RugbyGallery
Apply here

Prizes and Awards | Sponsored

Derwent Art Prize 2020

Derwent, internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce that the fifth instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries.
From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at Gallery@OXO in central London and in a gallery in 20 rue Saint Claude in Paris, France.

  • First Prize £4,000 plus a year’s supply of Derwent products**
  • Second Prize £2,000
  • Young Artist First Prize (For artists under 25 years) £4,000 *
  • Young Artist Second Prize (For artists under 25 years) £2,000
  • People’s Choice Award £500

Entry fee: £15/£5 (concession for artists under 25)

Deadline 17 February 2020

Derwent Art Prize
Facebook: @DerwentArtPrize
Twitter: @derwentart
Apply here


Jerwood Bursaries 2020

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.
A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receiving mentoring or taking part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your creative practice by covering the costs of self-initiated residencies and by supporting early-stage research and testing of brand new ideas. We want you to suggest activities that will help you to learn and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career.

Deadline 09 March 2020
Applications open on 22 January 2020

Jerwood Arts
Facebook: @jerwoodarts
Twitter: @Jerwoodarts
Apply here

Prizes and Awards | Sponsored

BBA Artist Prize 2020

BBA Gallery and a jury of professionals look each year for the artist who shows the most significant potential and professionalism, and who has convincingly and skilfully executed a concept or work. The shortlisted entries will be shown in an exhibition at the gallery in May 2020. The winning artist will be represented by the gallery and receives a solo show in 2021.

Entry fee: 29 €

Deadline 15 March 2020

BBA Gallery
Facebook: @berlinblueart
Twitter: @berlinblueart
Apply here

Grant | Sponsored

The Drawing Year Scholarship

One year postgraduate MA-level course / No fees / Free studio space.
The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for one academic year. There are no tuition fees for The Drawing Year – all students are awarded a full scholarship and receive a free studio space. Apply now to start in September 2020-21.

Deadline 31 March 2020

Royal Drawing School
Facebook: @royaldrawingschool
Twitter: @royaldrawing
Apply here

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