Open calls for artist, curators, grants, and more.

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Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2019 New York Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within New York City for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators and one artist in the spring of 2019. This is the fourth New York Award cycle.


Deadline: feb 21, 2019

You are invited to enter the 21st Annual International Portrait Competition, showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. The International Portrait Competition is open to all artists, members and non-members. A variety of mediums is welcomed and encouraged. The top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their selected original artwork and be present at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait© conference in Atlanta, GA, April 25-28, 2019 for final judging and awards.


Enter acceptance closed on February 21, 2019.  Finalists will be announced March 7, 2019, and on Saturday, April 27, over $100,000 in cash and awards will be presented, with a $25,000 cash Grand Prize. 



The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.

The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually.

Grants are made directly to artists to support their development through the program 'Grants for Visual Artists.' 

Grants are made to non-profit organizations in support of new work by visual artists through the program 'New Work Project Grants.'

The online applications for these grant programs are below.


Deadline: APRIL 1, 2019

Artist in residence program at the studio museum, harlem nyc

The Studio Museum in Harlem offers an eleven-month studio residency for three emerging artists working in any media. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African and Latin American descent working locally, nationally, or internationally.


Deadline: FEBRUARY 28, 2019


Resident artists are selected based on a competitive pool of applicants from across the country and abroad, working in sculpture, functional pottery and design. Residents are chosen based on the quality and strength of their work, clearly expressed goals for residency and the dynamics that fit the studio at a given time to foster the excellence and diverse creative atmosphere of STARworks Clay Studio. Residents are provided with time to push personal, professional, technical and conceptual limits. Ceramic artists who are at a crucial stage in their career and require an opportunity to experiment, refine and formalize studio practices are encouraged to apply.