Upcoming Artist Grants and Opportunities

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Artwork Archive puts together a monthly list of grant opportunities and exhibition calls for artists of all media. Here is a sampling:

Foundwork Artist Prize

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an unrestricted $10,000 juried grant to be awarded in October, 2019 to an outstanding US-based artist chosen on Foundwork, a new platform connecting artists and collaborators across the global contemporary art community. The winner will also receive a studio visit with each of the five jurors to cultivate a dialogue around the winner’s practice. In addition, two runners up will each receive free lifetime accounts on Foundwork.

WHO: U.S.-based artist

AMOUNT: $10,000

DEADLINE: September 1, 2019

FINE PRINT: To participate, an artist must be a US resident and create an artist profile on Foundwork with at least five published artworks by September 1, 2019. Learn more here.


Innovate Grant – Summer Call for Artists & Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Summer 2019! Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on their website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

WHO: Visual artists and photographers worldwide, 18 years and older

AMOUNT: $550

DEADLINE: September 3, 2019

FINE PRINT: They believe your work should speak for itself and their grant application reflects that! All they require is Name, Email, Grant Category (Art or Photography), 3-5 Images of Your Work, and an Application Fee of $25. Learn more here.


John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships

The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

WHO: Visual artists from the U.S. and Canada.

AMOUNT: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

FINE PRINT: On the application, you must include a chronological list of shows, citing dates and places, and a list of collections in which your work is represented. Work exhibited on websites and blogs alone does not constitute a sufficient record of accomplishment for our competition. Learn more here.


Temporary Public Art in D.C.

Calling all emerging and mid-career artists. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative invite you to submit your qualifications to be considered for a public art project to be installed along Connecticut Avenue in 2020. We’re seeking one project that aims to pay tribute to women and their history in our shared public spaces.

WHO: All public artists

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE: September 9, 2019

FINE PRINT: Both new and existing works are eligible. Budgets of up to $35,000 will be considered for the projects. Fees for artists/artist teams cannot exceed 20% of the total project budget. Up to five semi-finalists may be selected to create concept proposals. Finalists will receive a design proposal stipend. Learn more here.


Call For Entries: “Emerging”

Many artists ‘begin’ their careers as artists not only in their early twenties but in later decades and for a wide variety of reasons—rediscovery of a long-suppressed drive, delayed ability to focus on creating, a return to art school later in life, or a moment of enlightenment. This exhibition is calling for EMERGING artists of all ages and will feature the diversity of work that they are currently creating. 

WHO: Emerging artists

DATES: October 30 - November 23, 2019


DEADLINE: September 20, 2019

FINE PRINT: All media will be considered including film/video/new media, mixed media/multi-disciplinary, installation and performance. Work must arrive by scheduled dates or will not be hung. A label must be attached to the back/bottom of each work with name, title, medium, and price. Learn more here.


3rd Annual Small Works Show

Art Room announces a call for entry for its 3rd Annual Small Works Show. This exhibition invites artists to submit compelling small-scale artwork. All media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography—will be considered.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: November 14, 2019 – January 11, 2020

LOCATION: Fort Worth, TX

DEADLINE: September 22, 2019

FINE PRINT: Work must be no more than 12 inches (12”) in any direction, including the framing or mounting. The size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or horizontal piece. The artwork may represent any subject matter. Learn more here.


Materials Hard + Soft International Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, plastic, or any combination of craft media. 

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: February 7 - May 9, 2020


DEADLINE: September 29, 2019

FINE PRINT: Must be created between 2017-2019. Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Learn more here.



Riveter will be a contemporary and fine art online exhibition that exemplifies the empowerment of women. All artworks must represent the theme of female empowerment, including but not limited to female and female-identifying artists, and male artists that practice the required theme. Accepting all genre’s and art styles. Tasteful nudity only, please.

WHO: Artists worldwide

DATES: October 1 – October 31, 2019


DEADLINE: September 30, 2019 

FINE PRINT: Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, pottery/vessels, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, collage, metalwork, jewelry design, fiber/textile art, woodwork, and contemporary craft. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com to provide specifics about your work. Learn more here.


Create Print for Art Basel Miami Edition

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Art Basel Miami International Print Issue. Submit your work for a chance to be published in their third annual Art Basel Miami Edition, which will be released during Miami Art Week in December 2019 and will also be available in international shop locations.

WHO: Emerging artists worldwide working in any medium

DEADLINE: September 30, 2019

FINE PRINT: If your work is selected, you will receive a custom-designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Learn more here.


For more opportunities, visit ArtworkArchive.com.