12 Key Resources for Artist Opportunities

by Carolyn Edlund

Looking to exhibit or sell your art? Want to apply for a residency, get a grant, or locate a studio? These online resources help you explore your options.


Find Artist Opportunities by Using These Online Resources


Each of these websites contains valuable information for artists, with tons of information to easily access what you need to find. Each of them is free to use!

Artwork Archive

The Call-for-Entry page on Artwork Archive provides listings for juried shows, residencies, art fairs, workshops and other opportunities for artists around the world. Easily browse and filter opportunities to find exactly what your art career needs to thrive. Their newsletter also provides a monthly curated list of the top opportunities for that month and guides for professional development.


This well-known directory site lists artist calls of all types, which are searchable by call name, organization or city. They also have an “at-a-glance” monthly calendar to keep track of deadlines. You can submit your application directly through the site, making that task streamlined and easy.


If you are looking for studio space, a venue for your exhibition, a room to hold a photo shoot or another place to fit your needs, this directory may help you. Sponsored by Fractured Atlas, it lists available spaces in a number of major cities that are available for rental or even barter.


This super-useful site hosts a large directory of art shows, with search options and a handy calendar that lists deadlines and event dates. The best part is that you can complete one application, and use it to apply to multiple shows.


Offering a plethora of opportunities including calls, residencies, grants, competitions, festivals and more, this website is a key resource for artists. They offer a paid subscription if you want to view the latest updates as they happen.

Where to Sell Art Online

This directory (the largest of it’s kind) resides right here on Artsy Shark. Find all types of online venues to sell your art or handmade work in various ways, including direct retailing, working with online galleries or marketplaces, selling print-on-demand or connecting with the trade.

Healing Power of Art

Does your work fit into the category of healing art? This site contains an extensive list of organizations that use art and art programs to serve individuals and communities, and offer opportunities for artists.

Art Cantina

Art Cantina specializes in connecting artists who teach with those who want to learn. Running a workshop? List it here. Want to take a class and improve your skills? Search their listings. Looking to join an arts organization that will serve you? Find it here. This diverse site covers all skill levels and disciplines.


NYFA offers a host of different opportunities, from exhibitions to residencies to competitions, and even available art-related jobs in an organized and easily accessible directory. They also provide professional development for artists, have a classified ad section, and are even grantmakers.


Find artist residency opportunities of all types, available around the world. Each listing includes extensive details, a link to the sponsoring organization and contact information. They also provide information about funding your residency.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Find a master directory here of state arts agencies within the U.S., which lead to opportunity listings in all 50 states. They also provide links to regional and state arts organizations.

The Art List

Specializing in contests and competitions for artists and photographers, this site offers international listings and also sends out notification emails. Direct links to landing pages for each opportunity make it easy to submit.

International Art Guide

This diverse resource lists art workshops, tours, retreats, courses, classes, exhibitions, contests, art fairs and festivals all over the world. Find a resource, or list one through a profile you can create on the site.



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