Check out our selection of art competitions worldwide. We chose the art contests with a potential of winning cash prize and participating in exhibitions or residencies. See the dates, deadlines and entry fee, so hurry up and apply now. For a daily update on open calls and art contests follow our Facebook Group: Open Calls/ Residencies/ Opportunities.

palm photo prize

Photo Prize for Photographers working in all disciplines and styles

Organiser: Palm Photo Prize

Deadline: 15 April

Dates: exhibition at the printspace gallery opening 14 May

Fee: Free to submit

Palm* Photo Prize is an official satellite event to Photo London Fair and open to photographers working in all disciplines and styles to submit images for an exhibition at theprintspace gallery opening on 14th May 2019.

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Art competition for artists in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Organiser: Inside Small: Juried Art Exhibit – Connecticut 2019

Deadline: Friday May 17

Exhibit Dates: May 30, 2019 – June 26, 2019

Fee: There is no entry fee. Artists whose works are selected will pay an installation fee of $25 (flat fee).

​Open to all artists age 18 and over in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

All two-dimensional artwork is welcome including painting, drawing, photography, collage, fiber, fabric and printmaking. Artwork must not exceed 10” x 10” (including frame if applicable). Artwork weight limited to 15 lbs. Artwork must have been completed within the past three years. Artwork MUST be ready to hang. All artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

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Call for Experimental projects accompanied by a programme of events in London.

Organiser: Guest Project

Deadline:  31 May 2019

Dates: February – November 2020

Fee: Free to submit the proposal

Guest Projects is an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio to offer the opportunity for artistic practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, music), to have access to a free project space for 1 month. Guest Projects is now accepting artists proposals for residencies in 2020. There will be 5 projects running from February – November 2020

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sunny art centre

International Art Prize with a total prize of 6000 GBP

Organiser: The Sunny Art Prize 2019: International Art Competition

Deadline: 30 June 2019

Dates: Art Prize winner to be announced at the Exhibition Opening Night at Sunny Art Centre: 1st October 2019.

Exhibition: Sunny Art Prize Exhibition 2019 at the Sunny Art Centre (London, UK): 1st – 31st October 2019

The entry fee: 25 for one artwork, £32 for two artworks, £40 for three artworks and £45 for four artworks (pricing excluding VAT).

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. The art competition welcomes submissions from all over the world. The diversity of the prize is also reflected by the variety of art practices it represents, from two-dimensional work such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video and digital work.

Sunny Art Prize 2019 Submissions Deadline: 30th June 2019

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Call to Artists Around the World with 3 cash prizes up to £6000

Organiser: Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize and Exhibition in London

Deadline: Not specified

Fee: Free entry

Submit your work created with Pébéo products for the opportunity to be part of the final exhibition in London and one of the 3 cash prizes worth up to £6000.

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neo-artists call for entries 2019

Art Competition with a cash prize invites visual artists working in any media

Organiser: neo: in partnership with Bolton Council Art Gallery

Deadline: 26 May 2019

Dates: Exhibition at Bolton Museum Gallery: 7th September – 27th October 2019

Entry fee: 15 GBP

neo: in partnership with Bolton Council Art Gallery invite contemporary visual artists to submit works in any media for the forthcoming neo:artprize 2019. The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 worldwide.

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