Opportunities for Artists in Utah


ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

local opportunities

The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of its locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of the format for each Library's physical space.  Submissions are accepted twice annually.
Deadlines: October 20, 2022

Call For New Dreamscapes Artists! Utah Arts Alliance is so excited to announce that they are opening our updated art grant application for Dreamscapes 3.0! They have changed a few, they're looking for more specific themed rooms based on their narrative vision and drawing on previous installations but also have made space for rooms that are completely open to creative freedom. The detailed list of themes will be found in the grant form itself. They want to maintain the Dreamscapes' identity which means that your installations are immersive, interactive, whimsical, full of fantastical psychedelic wonder, and built completely modularly from floor to ceiling. 
Deadline: January 10, 2023

LiveDAYBREAK is looking to bring local artists to create their visual art “live” during our annual arts festival - Fizz Fest. This dynamic festival is centered on bringing our community together to educate, demonstrate, and show art in all forms. We are looking for a variety of art forms, for example: glass blowing, metal arts, pottery makers, woodcarvers, painters, sculptors, etc. Art must be large scale and have the ability to be seen by multiple individuals (at one time). If interested in participating, please submit samples of your work, and what you propose to do at the festival to India Prazen 
Deadline: Rolling

Sorenson Community Campus Art Galleries - The Sorenson Campus serves the public as a place where the city conducts its business, maintains the facility, and offers the public access to the space for rentals, exhibitions, and community services. There is no fee to apply, individual artists, individual artists applying as a group, and non-profit organizations are eligible.
: Rolling

UMOCA Projects Gallery - An initiative to promote Utah artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. It is the first exhibition space that visitors encounter when entering UMOCA and is solely dedicated to exhibiting the work of Utah artists, providing them with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.
Deadline: Rolling

Davis Arts Council is looking for gallery submissions from solo artists and art groups to hang in our Snow Horse Art Galleries at Intermountain Layton Hospital and the Davis Conference Center. The artist(s) should plan to exhibit approximately 15-25 pieces. To apply to participate, complete the submission appication.

Deadline: Rolling

National and International Opportunities

Bismarck Art & Galleries is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) art gallery that has monthly rotating exhibits by local, regional, and national artists. During the month of August, they host a Square Foot Exhibit which is open to all artists over 18 years of age.  The canvases are all 12x12 and can feature any medium.  Artists receive their canvases from BAGA to ensure consistency. Entry fee.
Deadline: June 24, 2022

Observica contemporary art magazine invites you to submit your original art to get published in the 19th issue of Observica, the Elite Edition 2022. The magazine will be published in both online and high-quality print-on-demand versions. Both versions will be released in stylish full-color glossy A4 pages. Moreover, the magazine is accessible to thousands of art experts, collectors, and art enthusiasts, as well as galleries, museums, and art institutions from over 100 countries. 
Deadline: July 7, 2022

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition. 
Deadline: October 5, 2022





Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts