Artist Opportunities

As COVID-19 continues to affect the world around us, we have made it easy to find the residencies that will host artists in the coming year, as well as grants, fellowships, and prizes with open applications.


Don't want to sift through countless websites to find it? From public grants to art festivals to public art commissions, it can be hard to know where to search.

Up Your Arts has done the work and narrowed it down. We present you with a list of the top North Carolina open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that we believe will benefit artists during the upcoming year.

Applying for grants is a great way for artists to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes with being a working artist. These grants help you pay for materials, studio space, or even rent, giving you the freedom to work in an unrestricted manner and dedicate your time to being fully creative without the day-to-day pressure of paying bills.

We will be updating this list throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often, and let us know if there is an opportunity that should be listed!

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