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 Millcreek Arts Council is soliciting applications for artists/poets/musicians who would like to participate in the Millcreek Arts Festival.  It is a one day event on Sat. August 27, 2022, to be held on the grounds of the historic Baldwin Radio Factory (3474 S. 2300 E.), which turns 100 years old this year. 
Deadline: June 3, 2022

2022 Drainpipe Art Project in Daybreak - The intention of this project is to merge public art with existing infrastructure. This particular project will be located on the outside wall of our community swimming pool. The artwork shall incorporate or interact with the wall’s rain spout. 
Deadline: June 18, 2022

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

National and International Opportunities

The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California announces its 50th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper celebrating not only the artists chosen this year but the many who have been featured in the past 50 years. Entry fee: $15.
Deadline: May 13, 2022

National Show: Crossing Borders - Artists are invited to submit entries for a juried art exhibition, July 14 through August 20, 2022 at The Copley Society of Art Gallery in Boston, MA. Cash Awards for First ($2,000), Second ($1,000), and Third Prize ($500). Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that is reflective of their community as it celebrates the people and cultures among us. We invite your entries and interpretations and are looking for your best work in both 2D and 3D mediums. Entry fee: $50.
Deadline: May 13, 2022

The Chateau Gallery’s second annual still life exhibition. From ancient Greco-Roman artworks to Dutch vanitas paintings, the still life has permeated art history for ages. Show us your most inimitable or transformative scenes of inanimate objects. What contemporary elaborations do you add to this lasting genre of imagery? Between wilting flowers and bowls of oranges, what do you bring to the table? Entry fee: $20.
Deadline: May 13, 2022

Paperworks 2022 is an international, juried competition for artists creating work on, with, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, digital art, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation. Entry fee.
Deadline: May 22, 2022

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





Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts