Opportunities for Artists in Utah


ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

local opportunities

Bountiful Davis Art Center - Bountiful Davis Art Center invites professional artists, artist organizations, and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions that would take place at BDAC in 2021.  Professional artists working in any media may apply. BDAC strives to support local artists and is also interested in serving the community by exhibiting art from outside of Utah.  BDAC exhibits high-quality contemporary, traditional, and folk art as well as functional and commercial art such as illustration.
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 12, 11:59 p.m.

Salt Lake Community College - 2020 President's Art Show is an annual juried exhibition, open for submissions from all Utah artists, amateur and professional. The college awards a total of $5000 in prize money and the show is known to attract many collectors and buyers from around the state.
DEADLINE: Friday, September 18, 11:59 p.m. 

THE BLOCKS - THE BLOCKS presents Exhibitions on Main, a new opportunity for our community to exhibit stories, bodies of work and more on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. 
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 30, 11:59 p.m.

Consulado de México en Salt Lake City - El Consulado de México en Salt Lake City, Artes de México y el Mexicano-Latino Institute of Utah convocan a todos los artistas Latinos que radican en el estado de Utah a participar en la Segunda Edición del Concurso de Arte Latino realizado este estado. Call for entries for the Second Edition of the Latin Art competition for Latino artists based in Utah.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 30

Springville Museum of Art 96th Annual Salon - *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*The Springville Museum of Art invites all artists in Utah to participate in the 96th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.
DEADLINE: April 4, 2020 Exhibition has been postponed until Fall, submission Sept. 23-26, 2020

Sorenson Community Campus Art Galleries - The Sorenson Campus serves the public as a place where the city conducts its business, maintains the facility, and offers the public access to the space for rentals, exhibitions, and community services. There is no fee to apply, individual artists, individual artists applying as a group, and non-profit organizations are eligible.

Kimball Art Center  - Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate, develop and cherish the creative spark that lives within us all. The Exhibitions Committee meets quarterly to discuss proposals submitted for single artists, group shows, and curated exhibitions.

UMOCA Projects Gallery - An initiative to promote Utah artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. It is the first exhibition space that visitors encounter when entering UMOCA and is solely dedicated to exhibiting the work of Utah artists, providing them with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.

National and International Opportunities

The Bennett Prize’s Call for Entries [Muskegon, MI] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The call for entries is now open for The Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings that will travel the country. All women figurative realist painters are cordially invited to submit their work. .
DEADLINE: October 16, 2020

2020 General Call for Portfolios and Exhibit Proposals [Fort Collins, CO] The Lincoln Center, a city-owned arts center and events facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions in all media from artists and curators living in the United States for exhibitions through 2021. The Visual Arts program organizes changing art exhibits about every 5-7 weeks.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles [San Jose, CA] The Museum accepts proposals from individual artists working in the fiber arts, independent curators, professionally organized exhibitions, textile collectors and other institutions. SJMQT currently installs exhibitions of historic, contemporary and art quilts, contemporary fiber art and world textiles from all cultures.





Nancy Rivera
Visual Arts 
801-245 -7272