There are only a few questions that rising artists ask more frequently than: where can I find financial support for artists? who offers creative grants? or which organizations will help publish my work?

To help it easier for artists to find funding opportunities, Captured Nouns scoured the  internet in search of as many grants, venture pitches, financial awards, and other opportunities to support the underrepresented creatives in our community. 

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We also understand a second pair of eyes on our applications and portfolio can’t hurt. So feel free to shoot an email to at least a week before the deadline of an application if you’d like us to give you a helping hand.

Good luck everyone!

Last updated: February 11th, 2021

Grants, Awards and Opportunities

DeadlineCall for SubmissionAmountDescription
2/15/2021CARDBOARD: International Call for Art Submissions Cincinnati, OH$2,500Work made predominantly of cardboard; mixed media
2/15/2021Art & Craft Instructional Vides Bainbridge Island WA Arts Commission Bainbridge Is, WA$150 per videoTeaching artists making short videos for creating art at home
2/15/2021American Craft: We The People Call for Submissions Confluence Gallery Twisp, WA Paper, wood, metal, glass artists; art on American craft theme
2/15/2021World Illustration Awards 2021 Call for Work Created After Jan 2020 London, UK Illustrators, drawing in any medium/style; works created after Jan 2020
2/15/2021Shoreline Short Short Film Festival 3-13 Min Film Call Shoreline, WA$250-$500WA based filmmakers; 3-13 min films; video artists
2/16/2021Ali Youssef Project Artist in Residence Call for Submissions Sacramento, CA Artists within 35mi of Sacramento; underrepresented artists encouraged
2/17/2021Winter Photography Award $1000 Call for Submissions Working Artist Org Tacoma, WA$1,000Photographers, all styles
2/18/2021International Colors Themed Call for Submissions Art Room Gallery Online Painters, photographers, visual artists; works with colors
2/19/2021Into the Woods Call for Submissions The Cultural Center of Cape Cod South Yarmouth, MA All mediums; painters, photographers, illustrators; themed call for art
2/21/2021Artists of Color Expo & Symposium ACES BIPOC Centered Conference Seattle, WA PNW based artists; underrepresented artists; most mediums
2/22/2021UW Climate Impacts Group 2D Call for Climate Related Art by PNW Artist Seattle, WA$3,000PNW based artists; 2D artists; work related to climate in PNW
2/22/2021Spaceworks Call for Muralists Rapid Murals Storefront Art Project Tacoma, WA$200+Muralists, painters, street artists; based near Tacoma for on-site work
2/22/2021Spaceworks Art Residency 4 Months Studio Space Pierce County Artists Tacoma, WA$1,500Visual artists in Pierce County; painters; photographers, contemporary works
2/25/2021Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence Program Call for Summer Studios Auburn, WA$3,500Individuals and groups working in most media; residency in Auburn, WA
2/25/202112th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition Light, Space & Time Gallery Online 2D & 3D artists including light/media artists; nonrepresentational art
2/25/2021Portrait Themed Call for Submissions Grey Cube Gallery Online Painters, photographers, contemporary artists; portrait-themed art
2/26/2021FEMME Themed Call for Art Submissions Art Fluent Online$100-$500Painters, photographers, visual artists; art with femme theme
2/26/2021Black Lives Matter City of Burien Individual & Group Call for Submissions Burien, WA$10,000Visual artists for a public commission; Burien, WA & nearby
2/26/2021Black & White IV Open Invitational Call for Submissions Envision Arts Dallas, TX All mediums; painters, photographers, illustrators; themed call for art
2/28/2021Shoreline Artist Cottage Two Month Public Art Residencies 2021 Shoreline, WA$1,800Artsits in Central Puget Sound; socially-informed contemporary art
2/28/2021Linear Expression: A Line Art Competition Call for Art Blue Girl Gallery Dallas, TX Illustrators, painters; art with focus on lines
2/28/2021Playform Digital Artist New Media Residency New Brunswick, NJ$1,000Digital artists, contemporary artists, light & sound artists
2/28/2021Specturm-Gestalt 8 Call for Submissions Color Spectrum Show Santa Monica, CA Painters, graphic artists; art in predominantly a single color
2/28/2021 Artists near Shoreline/LFP; most mediums
2/28/2021Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award $1000 Working Artist Org Tacoma, WA$1,000Painters, photographers, illustrators, contemporary artists
3/1/2021Public Art Mural Langley Creative District Large Scale Mural Langley, WA$15,000Painters and artist groups; artists in WA or nearby; BIPOC encouraged
3/1/2021What’s So Funny? Themed Visual Art Call Well Well Projects Portland, OR All mediums; painters, photographers, illustrators; themed call for art
3/1/2021National Emerging Artists Program Tofte Lake Center Residencies Ely, MN Emerging visual artists; one-week summer artist residency in MN
3/2/202110th International Painting Call for Submissions Manifest Gallery Cincinnati, OH$300-$1200Painters; contemporary work from last 3 years
3/4/2021Scholarship & Exhibit for PNW based MFA Student (WA, ID, OR) Richland, WA$2,500MFA students based in WA, ID, OR; any medium
03/07/2021College Station Summer Artist in Residence Program Art Students College Station, TX Students enrolled in art programs; living stipend provided
3/9/2021She/Her/They/Them Themed Call for Art IncuArts Gallery Honolulu, HI Womxn & LGBTQ+ identifying artists; art related to gender expression
3/9/202123rd Annual Rio Brazos Juried Art Exhibition Tarleton State University Granbury, TX Painters. photographers, contemporary artists; cash prizes awarded
3/13/2021Adrift National Exhibition Call for Art Submissions Main Street Arts Clifton Springs, NY Painters, photographers, contemporary artists; themed call for art
3/15/2021BBA Artist Prize Call for Visual Art Submssions 2021 Berlin, DE Online€300-€1000Painters, photographers, contemporary artists; international call
3/15/2021Visual Art Open Prize 2021 Call for Submissions London, UKcash prizesPainters, photographers, contemporary artists; international call
3/18/2021Quarterly $550.00 Grants Visual Artists & Photographers Innovate Grants Online$550Two grants awarded quarterly, one visual artist & one photographer
3/19/2021Treasures in Miniature Show Call for Art Mercer Island Visual Arts League Mercer Is, WA$50-$200Visual artists with work under 8.5″ for 2D or 6″ for 3D works

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