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

Iron County’s Public Art Commission is seeking design proposals from artists for vinyl graphic wraps on utility control boxes. Designs should relate to the culture, history, important people, and/or landscape of Southern Utah. For locations near or on the campus of Southern Utah University, it is required to make a design relating to the campus by using this style guide for inspiration. This project is intended to transform dull utility cabinets into visually appealing, enjoyable additions to the public right of way.
Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Southeast Utah Group of parks will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program on September 1, 2022. Created in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between local artists and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Community artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan counties in Utah, or Montezuma County in Colorado. 
Deadline: September 30, 2022

The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of its locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of the format for each Library's physical space.  Submissions are accepted twice annually.
Deadline: October 20, 2022

In connection with the exhibition Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art invites papers from scholars working on topics related to Maynard Dixon and the worlds he inhabited and painted.  Drawing from the largest museum collection of Maynard Dixon’s work, this exhibition and symposium seek to expand Dixon’s presence in American art discourse. Selected abstracts will be notified in early December for presentation at the symposium. Additionally, we hope to publish selected papers in a forthcoming anthology.
Abstracts & Bios Deadline: November 1, 2022

Call For New Dreamscapes Artists! Utah Arts Alliance is so excited to announce that they are opening our updated art grant application for Dreamscapes 3.0! They have changed a few, they're looking for more specific themed rooms based on their narrative vision and drawing on previous installations but also have made space for rooms that are completely open to creative freedom. The detailed list of themes will be found in the grant form itself. They want to maintain the Dreamscapes' identity which means that your installations are immersive, interactive, whimsical, full of fantastical psychedelic wonder, and built completely modularly from floor to ceiling. 
Deadline: January 10, 2023

LiveDAYBREAK is looking to bring local artists to create their visual art “live” during our annual arts festival - Fizz Fest. This dynamic festival is centered on bringing our community together to educate, demonstrate, and show art in all forms. We are looking for a variety of art forms, for example: glass blowing, metal arts, pottery makers, woodcarvers, painters, sculptors, etc. Art must be large scale and have the ability to be seen by multiple individuals (at one time). If interested in participating, please submit samples of your work, and what you propose to do at the festival to India Prazen 
Deadline: Rolling

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.
: Rolling

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.
Deadline: Rolling

Davis Arts Council is looking for gallery submissions from solo artists and art groups to hang in our Snow Horse Art Galleries at Intermountain Layton Hospital and the Davis Conference Center. The artist(s) should plan to exhibit approximately 15-25 pieces. To apply to participate, complete the submission appication.
Deadline: Rolling

National and International Opportunities

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition. 
Deadline: October 5, 2022





Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts