Deadline: April 10, 2021

Medium: All

Each summer, Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6×6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth, and YOU. Each artist may enter up to three artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and singed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through the end of the exhibition. Limit three artworks per school or school group (no limit for colleges).

To learn more and to apply, click HERE.


Deadline: April 19, 2021

Medium: All

IncuArts is inviting artists to submit work for Persist, Persevere, Be – an exhibit that will be exploring ideas related to perseverance in the face of discrimination. Persecution can appear in the form of discrimination based on culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, disabilities and more. For this exhibition, we ask artists to respond to this topic. How has persecution affected you? Your work? How have you persevered? Is being an act of defiance? Is your work the proof of perseverance?

Women, BIPOC, LGBTQA+, and other community members who embody this experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artists of all media are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click HERE to apply.


Deadline: April 21, 2021

Medium: Photography

The idea of home has captivated and inspired artists for generations. Home can be a feeling, a physical space or a geographic place as tiny as a street or as vast as a country. Home can be a memory, a metaphor or a range of feelings. Over the past year, our experience of home has taken on new significance – for some, it became a sanctuary and escape, for others home meant confinement and a source of frustration. Home became a classroom, a workplace, a studio, a yearning. 

We are seeking remarkable photography from around the world that has been made at home or creatively explores the concept of home. There are no limits in terms of genre, method or subject matter – our jury is looking to showcase talented photographers who are responding to the idea of home as it relates to you.

What does home mean to you? And how do you express your creative spirit from your home base? Submit your series or single images for the chance to be seen by our international panel of experts, receive cash prizes, gain international exposure, and be featured in a dedicated photobook we’re publishing for this award.

Click HERE to submit your entries.


Deadline: May 7, 2021

Medium: All

The Virginia Beach Art Center presents a showcase of water-related artwork from the Mid-Atlantic states.  Artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania are invited to show explore our relationship to water through visual media. From a single drop to mighty oceans, from rising mists to stormy skies, water is all around us – and up to 78% of our bodies!

The exhibition is juried by Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Ph. D., and features an award package of $2000!

To learn more and to apply, click HERE.


Deadline: May 21, 2021

Medium: Clay

What kind of future ancestor do you hope to be? What might our future ancestors need from us? What might they be like? How do our future ancestors connect to our past ancestors and to us? The coronavirus pandemic, the continued movements for Black Lives and social justice, and climate change encourage us to stop, envision the future we want, and take action. I am looking for sculptural work that goes deeper than a slogan, that instead challenges us to link our past, present and future, works in metaphor, and reveals connections with other living beings. 

Aisha Harrison, artist and arts educator, uses sculpture and body as a site for exploration of the lived experiences of racism, ancestral (human and non-human) learning and connection, and the blend of histories held within her body. Her work blends realistic bodies with elements that are physical manifestations of the intangible. 

Learn more HERE.

Apply HERE.



Deadline: April 15, 2021

Artist Grant is offering a $500 USD grant to one visual artist for each grant cycle, and $100 each to 2nd and 3rd place runners-up.

We invite visual artists who are 18 and older from anywhere in the world to apply.

 Visual artists who are working in the following media may apply: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple medias, installation, and other new or alternative medias.

We regret that we do not accept submissions for music, theatre, or dance.

Former grantee Hannah Perrine Mode will be guest jurying the current grant cycle.

To apply, please email the following to a link to your website or 3-5 digital files of your work and a CV, resume, or brief bio that includes your name.

For questions, please email or click HERE.


Deadline: April 23, 2021

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that applications for the 2021 Community Arts Grant are now available. The Community Arts Grant awards funding of up to $16,000 to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to creatively re-imagine and enliven public spaces through new exterior wall mural art projects. The artist-neighborhood collaborative projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space. 

Working together, artists and community groups design and propose an exterior wall mural art concept for their community. Artists and communities are encouraged to submit exciting art design concepts that represent the distinct character and quality of a local community, with consideration to local cultural heritage and diversity. Projects must employ community engagement in the creative process and must be openly accessible, free of charge. Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of arts, culture, community and development stakeholders. If selected, prize winning communities work with support from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts to realize their project concept.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.


Deadline: May 18, 2021

The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2021 artist grants. For this open call, we have increased grants to $3,500. We are offering artist grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available). This is an international open call. All media is eligible. Grant submissions will be juried by Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 55k.

Click HERE to learn more and submit an application. 


Deadline: Rolling

The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines.

For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland website.




Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Nicholson Project’s Artist Residency Program explores the positive roles that art and design can play in strengthening the community. Our Residency Program provides the time, space and support needed for artists to work on their studio practice and produce onsite activations. We welcome artists from all creative practices. Residents are paid $2,000.00 per month and stay for free at 2310 Nicholson St. Residencies for 3 months.

Click HERE for more information.

Click HERE to apply.

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