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22nd January 2018

BP Portrait Award 2018

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a first prize of £35,000, and a total priz …

22nd January 2018

I-Park 2018 Artists-in-Residence Program

I-Park is accepting applications for its 2018 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded and self-directed residencies in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.) are available between May and …

22nd January 2018

Hospitalfield Residencies: Summer and Autumn 2018

Hospitalfield invites applications for its Summer and Autumn residencies, which will take place over 4 weeks in July and September 2018. Selected artists will receive a £1000 research and development …

28th January 2018

New Geographies Public Art Commission

New Geographies is an Arts Council England funded project to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather tha …

28th January 2018

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries. The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and from any background. The prize offers awards between £1,000 and £3,000, art ma …

31st January 2018

Chaiya Art Awards 2018

The Chaiya Art Awards are calling for submissions in any medium around the theme: Where is God in our 21st century world? Prizes range from £1000 to £10,000 and successful entries will be exhibited at …

31st January 2018

Goethe at LUX Residency 2018

LUX and the Goethe-Institut London are offering a residency for artists based in Germany and working with moving image to to be undertaken in London over May to July 2018. Applicants should propose ho …

31st January 2018

Visual Art Awards at the British School at Rome

The British School at Rome has a number of fellowships open for application. The Bridget Riley Fellowship is an opportunity for artists at an early to mid point in their career, whose work has a signi …

1st February 2018

64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Oberhausen is accepting submissions to its 64th International Short Film Festival.  There are a range of competition categories – International, German, NRW, International Children’s and Youth Film – …

5th February 2018

Festival of Thrift: call for public artwork proposals

Public artwork proposals are invited for the wider programme around Festival of Thrift, which takes place in September 2018.  The festival itself will take place in Kirkleatham, Redcar, these commissi …

6th February 2018

The World Illustration Awards 2018

Illustrators in any country working in any medium or content can enter work created between January 2017 and February 2018. Submissions must be made into the eight categories as either a New Talent (s …

7th February 2018

Lucy Art Residency

The Lucy Art Residency announces its second open call to its short residency program and commission for visual artists.  This is an opportunity for an artist based in Europe or the Mediterranean, whos …

12th February 2018

Oriel Davies Open 2018

Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. Professional artists and those studying art are invited to submit entries of recent work in order to be co …

14th February 2018

Open Call for Residency at Stryx, Birmingham

Stryx’s residency programme, SOUP, awards artists in the UK the opportunity to work for 2 months (June – August 2018) in Digbeth, Birmingham.  Selected artists will receive: 24/7 access to large, shar …

14th February 2018

Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art

The British School at Rome invites applications for The Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art. The fellowship is an opportunity for an early-career artist, working in any discipline, who has a significa …

15th February 2018

Collide International residency award

Collide International Residency award is a major international residency programme as part of the CERN and FACT Partnership Framework (2016-2018). This Residency is a unique opportunity for artists to …

19th February 2018

Waterside Open

Waterside Open is returning for a sixth year and invites submission from artist working any medium except live art. This national exhibiting opportunity will showcase a wide range of high quality and …

26th February 2018

Residency 108

Residency 108 are seeking applications to their 4 week long residency occurring 30 April – 28 May 2018, located in Claremont (NY, USA).  It is open to emerging and established artists of any age, work …

28th February 2018

Exeter Phoenix – South West Artists Moving Image Commission 2018

The 2018 Exeter Phoenix Artists Moving Image Commission aims to develop a new single screen moving image based artwork for screen, installation or online display.  The work may originate in any format …

14th March 2018

YICCA 17/18 – International Contest of Contemporary Art

YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest. From the 18 artists that will partic …

16th March 2018

Jackson’s Open Painting Prize

The Jackson’s Open Painting Prize exists to recognise and appreciate original, 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting, print-making or drawing media. Submissions are welcome from any country by …

31st March 2018

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018-19

From January 1st, applications are invited to The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award.  This offers an emerging sculptor an £8,000 award to produce new work and a solo exhibition at Standpoint.  Standpoint wi …

8th May 2018

Derwent Art Prize 2018

The Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries – seeking artworks in pencil by British and International artists.  Approximately eighty works will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London …

Open deadline

Art Worlds

Interested in writing for Artquest about your local art scene? Art Worlds gives an insider, day-in-the-life view of the current realities of living and working as an artist in different places around …

Open deadline

STEP Beyond Travel grants

STEP Beyond Travel grants support the mobility of emerging artists and cultural workers – between EU and neighbouring countries – in cross-border projects. The application deadline for Step Beyond tra …

Open deadline

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Foundation welcomes applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages application …

Open deadline

Pacitti Company Think Tank Residencies

Pacitti Company Think Tank Residencies provide space for artists to research and develop new ideas and projects in their White Room. Each residency is offered for a period of one or two weeks, with lo …

Open deadline

ARC Getaways

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre can offer performance based artists or companies free accommodation and workspace for one week. ARC Getaways can be used for research and development processes, rehearsals, w …