Art Ops


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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 Utah Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.


Opportunities in Utah

Urban Arts Festival  is now accepting artist applications, which will be held September 21st and 22nd at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Approximately 150 artists will be selected in categories ranging from painting and photography to jewelry, clothing, sculpture, and more. 
DEADLINE: May 21, 2019
FESTIVAL

Artist Roundtable @ Springville Museum of Art – Join us for a free networking event for artists. All are invited to participate in conversations about important topics chosen by artists. 
DATE: May 22, 2019
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2019 Summit Arts Showcase – The PCSC Arts Council is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for the 2019 Summit Arts Showcase, located at the Red Barn in Oakley, UT on July 12 & 13. Summit Arts Showcase is an annual juried summer art showcase to build support for local artists and cultivate collectors who live on the Eastern side of Summit County. 
DEADLINE: May 24, 2019
EXHIBITION

Bountiful Davis Art Center – Statewide Competition Bountiful Davis Art Center is excited to announce the opening of the application for the 45th Annual BDAC Statewide Competition! The Annual Statewide Competition showcases the best recent art in all media by artists who have lived in Utah. A guest juror will select three winners for $1,175 in cash prizes.
DEADLINE: June 8, 2019
EXHIBITION/COMPETITION

Bountiful Davis Art Center – Call for proposals Bountiful Davis Art Center invites professional artists, artist organizations, and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions that would take place at BDAC in 2020. Professional artists working in any media may apply. BDAC exhibits high-quality contemporary, traditional, and folk art as well as functional and commercial art such as illustration.
DEADLINE: July 14, 2019
EXHIBITION

DesignArts Utah ’19 – This juried design exhibition is open to professional and post-secondary student designers residing in Utah working in any design medium. The Designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two $500 student awards will also be awarded. 
DEADLINE: July 26, 2019
EXHIBITION

PaperWest: 2nd National Works on Paper Exhibition – Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper by artists throughout the country. The exhibition will take place in the Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. [Entry fees are used for prizes] DEADLINE: July 26, 2019
EXHIBITION

Art Access Exhibition Proposals – While we accept proposals and shows from all Utah artists, we prioritize showing emerging artists, artists from historically excluded or underrepresented identities, and artists with disabilities. We also choose shows that engage our community in conversation, push the artist to try new things, and revolve around a strong theme.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2019
EXHIBITION

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.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION 

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.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION

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
EXHIBITION


National and International Opportunities

46th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition [Evergreen, CO] Presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States, and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. *Please note this application requires a fee*
DEADLINE: May 20, 2019
EXHIBITION

CAS Arts Center Exhibition ProposalsCAS will accept applications from artists and curators in all mediums, including and not limited to digital, fiber, film/video, illustration, installations, performance, pottery and sculpture.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2019
EXHIBITION

Visual Thinking – Drawing Exhibition [New Albany, IN] The Fine Arts program at IU Southeast requests submissions for the Visual Thinking exhibition. This juried exhibition will feature works that explore the many ways that drawing can be used as a tool for thought. Preparatory drawings, process drawings and finished works will all be considered for inclusion in this exhibition.
DEADLINE: June 10, 2019
EXHIBITION

Art Ability 2019 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital [Malvern, PA] Open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. Only work created after the onset of a disability or injury, as well as created in the last five years, is eligible. The 2019 theme is “Energy.” 
DEADLINE: June 19, 2019
EXHIBITION

Photographic Exploration Project [Berlin, Germany] – PEP gives an opportunity for emerging photographers to get their work exhibited for an international audience, share their practice and experience with professionals of the sector and gain recognition. Take part in PEP’s first exhibition in Berlin! Exhibition theme: INTERIOR
DEADLINE: June 20, 2019
EXHIBITION

Residencies & Professional Development

VCCA Art Residency [Amherst, VA] Typically, our artists find they accomplish far more at VCCA than they are able to in at their home studios. There is plenty of time for solitary work, but what so many of our Fellows find so valuable is the community of 24 other highly accomplished artists in residence at the same time with fresh insights, new ideas, and stimulating conversation.
DEADLINE: May 15, 2019
RESIDENCY

Bemis Center [Omaha, NE] Frequently cited as one of the top international residency programs, Bemis Center offers artists private live/work studios, financial support, technical/administrative assistance, and opportunities for intellectual discourse about contemporary art through free public programs, such as panel discussions, lectures, and knowledge-sharing workshops.
DEADLINE: May 17, 2019
RESIDENCY

Henry Moore Foundation Grant – Henry Moore changed the way we understand sculpture. His Foundation continues to do so today. Grants are offered for new projects, exhibitions, acquisitions, research and development.
DEADLINE: May 23, 2019
GRANTS

Individual Photographer’s Fellowship – The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2019
FELLOWSHIP/FUNDING

Vermont Studio Center Residency – [Johnson, VT] Twenty-five (25) VSC fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards. These awards are for residencies scheduled between September 2019 and May 2020.
DEADLINE: June 15, 2019
RESIDENCY

McColl Center for Art + Innovation [Charlotte, NC] – McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space. Our unique neo-Gothic building features 30,000 square feet with nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a print shop, wood shop, darkroom and sculpture studio.
DEADLINE: June 15, 2019
RESIDENCY

PCAI Residency 2019 [Piraeus, Greece] Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI) is excited to announce the launch of its Artist-in-Residence program focusing on the interaction between contemporary art and environmental consciousness. Believing that art is the best way to stimulate dialogue about sustainable thinking and the crucial matter of toxic waste PCAI invites artists from all over the world to reside for a week in Athens, get inspired and create a video work on the topic.
DEADLINE: June 15, 2019
RESIDENCY

Sunny Art Prize 2019 – The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art competition in the UK is a global platform offering art opportunities to emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2019
FUNDING/EXHIBITION

OPPORTUNITIES WITH ROLLING DEADLINES: 

Buffalo Creek Art Center [Gardnerville, NV]  summer artist residency for 3D artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship.

18th Street Arts Center’s Residency Programs [Santa Monica, California] help build and strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators. There are five types of residencies, including a visiting artist program that hosts artists and curators for 1 – 3 months.

The Penland Resident Artist Program [Penland, North Carolina] consists of full-time artists who spend 3 years living and working in Penland’s school community. It is designed for artists who are at a pivotal moment in their career—the residency is an opportunity for them to test ideas and make choices that will have a lasting effect on their work and their lives.

Spread Art’s Residency Program [Detroit, Michigan] invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboration with the creative communities of Detroit.

Doctor’s Hours [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts offers artists an opportunity for one-on-one consultations with a range of industry professionals in their creative field. Distance Consultations over Skype are available for artists located outside the both New York Metro Area.

Boot Camp for Artists [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts is a course that teaches the fundamental principles of sustainability and profitability in the arts. Boot Camp includes classes on finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.


Questions?

 
 

Lisa Greenhalgh
Visual Arts
801.245.7270