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.
Call for Art: Canyonlands Regional Airport - This is a great opportunity to reach an international audience and utilize a unique setting to show and sell your work. We are now accepting submissions to be displayed at Canyonlands Regional Airport through the end of the year. Submit images of up to three pieces to email@example.com to be considered. Moab Arts retains 25% of sales. Pieces can be no larger than 5’x4’ and will also be listed for sale in our web store.
Deadline: February 8, 2023
The Prehistoric Museum at Utah State University Eastern will be accepting submissions from amateur and professional Utah based artists and artisans February 23-25 for the Castle Country Community Art Show. This show is an opportunity for all artists to help celebrate our local culture and engage with the broad community of Prehistoric Museum visitors.
Deadline: February 25, 2023
2023 Vendor Applications Now Open - Helper Saturday Vibes is a festive outdoor market where family and friends can shop local artists, enjoy live music, learn about local nonprofits, sample a variety of food trucks, peruse the classic car parking, and bounce around the kids’ activities—all on Helper’s Historic Main Street! Fee: $50.
Deadline: February 28, 2023
ART-TELL 2023 Themed Art Show to be held on April 20 – 22, 2:00 – 7:30 pm. Prizes awarded for Professional and Amateur artists in the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Fabric Arts.
Deadline: April 20, 2023
Boulder Project in Salt Lake city is designed to be a welcoming space that forges a vibrant community centered around health, friendship, and purpose. Our Community Arts Program was created to amplify the artistic expression of our community members. We believe that fresh, community-generated art breathes life into our facility and inspires a more meaningful and thoughtful experience for our members and guests.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
National and International Opportunities
WESTAF is thrilled to share the upcoming launch of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Artist Fund, a new fund designed in partnership with WESTAF’s Leaders of Color Network that provides resources to and for BIPOC artists living and working in the 16 states and jurisdictions in the WESTAF region to advance their own artistic practice and goals. WESTAF is investing in the wellbeing and safety of BIPOC artists, cultural practitioners, and collaboratives by providing no-strings-attached funding and support.
Deadline: February 12, 2023
The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for Watercolor USA 2023, highlighting the very best in contemporary American watermedia. This year’s exhibit will run from June 10 through September 3, 2023. Organized in 1962, this year marks the 62nd year of Watercolor USA. The nationally known exhibition is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories, and seeks to discover what is new and what is next in the world of American watermedia.
Deadline: February 22, 2023