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 Utah State Capitol Preservation Board is now accepting proposals for two Small Commemorative Element/Plaque additions to be placed upon the Utah State Capitol grounds within the coming year. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: December 1, 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


Arte Laguna Prize, the world’s most influential competition for artists and designers, showcases and promotes creative talent. With 17 years of history, Arte Laguna Prize offers the opportunity to join the huge network of collaborations around the world. Exhibition of the finalist artists in the breathtaking location of the Arsenale of Venice and much more.
Deadline: November 22, 2022

January Group Art Show

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our January Group Art Show. The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week. This group art show is open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery will select 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show. Entry fee.
Deadline: December 1, 2022

INT'L Paperworks 2023
Original works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. Work must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in an INT’L or Americas 2000 exhibition. Solo show for Best of Show. Entry fee.
Deadline: December 1, 2022
EXPO 42 International Juried Competition

B.J. Spoke Gallery is a member owned not for profit, 501 (c)3, artists cooperative and has been an icon of Huntington Long Island for nearly fifty years. Providing a space for artists to showcase visual arts, collaborate across mediums with fellow artists, engage in local community programs, and use artwork to fundraise for local organizations focusing on family violence, homelessness, and individuals with special needs. We run two national and/or international juried competitions per year. These competitions are only open to non-members. The winners’ virtual exhibitions are held in February (“EXPO”) and in August (“PAPERWORKS”).
Deadline: December 9, 2022





Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts