January 2024 Opportunities

January 2024 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists



▏Open Calls, Residencies January 2024 Opportunities and Grants for Artists


January 2024 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists


Booooooom Photo AwardsFeatured
Photographers are invited to submit images in one of five categories, each with a $1,000 top prize. The winners, plus 20 shortlisted photographers, will be featured in and receive a copy of a special mini-photo publication. It’s free to submit one image, and there is a $15 fee to submit up to ten images in one category.
Deadline: January 12, 2024.

Tulsa Artist Fellowship 2025-2027 Award TermFeatured
U.S.-based artists and arts workers of any discipline are eligible to apply for this three-year fellowship. Ten fellows will each receive a $150,000 stipend, a $12,000 yearly housing stipend, a $1,200 yearly health stipend, a $1,200 yearly studio assistant stipend, a $1,500 relocation stipend, fully subsidized studio spaces, and access to shared art-making facilities. Applicants must have at least five years of experience.
Applications open: January 18 to February 28, 2024.


Open Calls

The Aperture Portfolio Prize (International)
Photographers are encouraged to submit innovative bodies of work that haven’t been previously published or exhibited. The first prize winner will be published in Aperture and receive $3,000 in cash, a $1,000 MPB gift card, and an exhibition in New York City. Applicants must subscribe to the magazine to enter.
Deadline: 11:59 ET on January 5, 2024.

Prisma Art Prize (International)
Open to emerging painters and artists, this quarterly competition awards €2,000 in cash and €3,000 in services annually, plus exhibition opportunities. There is a €29 submission fee.
Deadline: January 11, 2024.

Same as It Ever Was (International)
This juried open call invites artists to share recent works and insight into how those works were created, particularly as they relate to recurring motifs and concepts. The exhibition will open in mid-January, and applicants must be supporters of Arts Southwest, which starts at $50 per year.
Deadline: January 13, 2024.

The Other Art Fair Chicago (Chicago)
From April 11 to 14, The Other Art Fair returns to Chicago with two open calls for artists: the New Futures program is open to those who haven’t exhibited at the fair before, while the general application is open to everyone.
Deadline: January 14, 2024.

MFA Boston The Artist Project (International)
One artist interested in community arts will be chosen to plan and lead a project for 6 to 12-year-old children. The chosen applicant will receive a $25,000 stipend and a $5,000 material budget.
Deadline: January 19, 2024.

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2025 (United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
This portrait competition is open to all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance art, and digital or time-based art. One winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Other prizes range from $1,000 to $10,000, and all finalists will be included in an exhibition. There is a $50 entry fee.
Deadline: Midnight MT on January 26, 2024.

Call for Artists: South Entry Sculpture (California)
The city of Sebastopol is accepting proposals for a permanent public work at the trailhead of the Joe Rodota Trail on Petaluma Avenue, which also marks the entry to the downtown. The commissioned project will have a $25,000 budget.
Deadline: 3 p.m. PT on January 29, 2024.

All About Photo Awards 2024-The Mind’s Eye (International)
The ninth annual All About Photo Awards will grant several winners press coverage and cash prizes from a pot of $95,000. There is a $30 entry fee.
Deadline: January 30, 2024.

Recharge New Surrealist Prize (U.S.)
Painters working in the new surrealist style are eligible for this $7,000 award.
Deadline: 5 p.m. ET on January 31, 2024.

By Hand, an Exhibition at Glen Arbor Arts Center (International)
By Hand is a meditation on and consideration of the myriad ways in which the human hand is intrinsic to creative work and a demonstration of what human hands can make. Two- and three-dimensional works made between 2022 and 2024 are eligible for this juried exhibition. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 31, 2024.

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards (International)
The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards elevates voices that bring a fresh perspective to storytelling. The shortlisted filmmakers are flown to Los Angeles for an exclusive four-day event to gain unparalleled insight into all aspects of the filmmaking process to advance their careers.
Deadline: February 15, 2024.

FREE THE BOOKS: A Print Exhibition (International)
This March, Evanston Public Library will host an exhibition of prints about banned books in collaboration with Hive Center for Book Arts and Starshaped Press. Entry fees range from $5 to $35.
Deadline: February 16, 2024.

Passepartout Photo Prize (International)
Open to any style, process, or subject matter, this annual prize offers 1,000 Euros, an exhibition in Rome, and a publication. Enter before January 18, 2024, for the early fee of 20 Euros.
Deadline: April 4, 2024.



2024 NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists (U.S.)
Six visual artists based in the U.S. and working in any 2D or 3D medium will win a no-strings-attached cash award of $2,000, plus PR and marketing support. There’s no application fee, and you can find out more on Colossal.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PT on January 1, 2024.

Nordic PhotoBook Award (Norway)
Photographers with a cohesive body of work interested in publishing a book are invited to apply for this Kr 200,000 award to support the production, distribution, and promotion of the work.
Deadline: January 1, 2024.

Alden Mason Foundation Award  (Washington)
The Alden Mason Foundation offers three prestigious awards created to pay homage to the enduring artistic legacy of Washington-based artist Alden Mason. One award of $12,000 and two runner-up awards of $1,000 each are awarded to exceptional painters.
Deadline: January 13, 2024.

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation 2024 Individual Support Grants (International)
Painters, sculptors, and printmakers working for 20 years or more are eligible for these grants. In 2023, the foundation awarded $25,000 each to 20 artists.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 17, 2024.

BBA Artist Prize 2024  (International)
Artists working in all themes, mediums, and experience levels are invited to apply for cash prizes of €1,000, €700, or €500, plus the chance for a solo exhibition in 2025 at BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany. There is a €29 fee if submitted before December 12, then €39.
Deadline: February 19, 2024.

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (International)
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program provides one-time interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Awardees typically receive $5,000, up to $15,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Ukraine)
Adobe’s Creative Residency Community Fund commissions visual artists to create company projects on a rolling basis. Awardees will receive between $500 and $5,000.
Deadline: Rolling.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (International)
The foundation welcomes applications from actively exhibiting visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Grants are intended for one year and range up to $50,000. The individual circumstances of the artist determine the size of the grant, and professional exhibition history will be considered.
Deadline: Rolling.


Residencies, Fellowships, & More

Tusen Takk Foundation 2025 Visual Artist Residency (U.S.)
Open to mid-career and established artists working in photography, printmaking, book arts, painting, works on paper, sculpture, installation, and fiber arts, this three- to eight-week residency offers a $625 weekly stipend, studio space, housing, and a vehicle. There is a $20 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 7, 2024.

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency (New York)
Artists and writers are eligible for this residency program, which offers $100 weekly stipends, accommodations, studio space, and meals.
Deadline: January 7, 2024.

Anderson Center Residencies (International)
The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, is accepting applications for three residency programs: one for deaf artists, one for emerging artists, and one that’s open to artists of all stages and disciplines.
Deadline: Noon CT on January 9, 2024.

The Good Hart Artist Residency (International)
Open to artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their career, this residency on the shores of Lake Michigan offers accommodations, studio space, a $500 stipend, and some meals. There is a $25 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 9, 2024.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (International)
Hosted in Joshua Tree National Park, this residency runs for seven weeks and includes accommodations and studio space. There is a $45 application fee.
Deadline: January 10, 2024.

Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles Artists-in-Residence Program (Greater Los Angeles)
Open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines, this four-month program offers a studio in the Quinn Emanuel Los Angeles office. The chosen applicant will receive $5,000 per month, $1,500 for materials, and an exhibition.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PT on January 14, 2023.

StudioWorks Residency Program (International)
Open to visual artists, this four-week residency offers a $2,000 stipend, housing, and printmaking and letterpress equipment.
Deadline: Midnight ET on January 15, 2024.

2025 Sculpture Space Artist Residency Program (International)
Artists working in sculpture are eligible for a two-month residency, which offers a $750 stipend, housing, and a 5,500-square-foot shared studio. The application fee is $35.
Deadline: January 15, 2024.

Montello Foundation Artist Retreat (International)
This two-week residency is designed as a retreat from urban environments and is open to visual artists, performers, writers, and composers. There is a $20 application fee.
Deadline: January 21, 2024.

Hayama Artist Residency (International)
Open to artists working in any medium, this four-week residency offers accommodations, a $200 weekly stipend, an exhibition in Tokyo, and a roundtrip flight to Japan. The application fee is $95.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on January 31, 2024.

GAAC Artist-in-Residence Program (International)
This program offers seven two-week residencies in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to artists working in creative writing, visual art, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, and music. Chosen applicants receive housing and studio space. There is a $35 application fee.
Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Fine Arts Work Center 2024-2025 Visual Arts Fellowship (International)
Ten artists will be awarded seven-month residencies from October 1 to April 30. Fellows are provided housing, a studio, a $1,250 monthly stipend, and a $1,000 exit stipend. There is a $65 application fee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2024.

Contemporary Craft Artists-in-Residence (U.S.)
Non-Pittsburgh residents working in metal-smithing, jewelry, fibers, weaving, wood, encaustics, paper and book arts, ceramics, and woodworking are eligible for residencies at Contemporary Craft. Artists receive a $1,200 monthly stipend, housing, and studio space.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2024.

Arts/Industry at John Michael Kohler Arts Center (International)
Open to all disciplines, this program selects twelve artists each year for three-month pottery and foundry residencies. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Residents receive a $160 weekly stipend, studio space, housing, transportation, industrial materials, equipment, and more.
Deadline: February 1, 2024.

Martin House Creative Residency Program (International)
The Creative Residency Program at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House offers artists and researchers a $5,000 stipend, housing, and $1,000 in travel expenses to create a new work related to the architect’s legacy.
Deadline: February 16, 2024.

The Erin Donohue and Family Ceramics Artist Residency (International)
Hosted by the Artists Association of Nantucket, this ceramics residency will bring one artist to Nantucket to teach two five-week classes, one introductory course for the community and a more intermediate one for students and professionals. The program offers lodging, studio space, a $500 travel stipend, and a $2,000 stipend for living expenses and materials.
Deadline: April 5, 2024.

Hunter Moon Homestead Artist Residency (International)
Artists and arts educators working across disciplines are invited to apply to this program in Palouse. Residents receive one- to three-week stays, with lodging and studio space included.
Deadline: Rolling.


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