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2024 Opportunities For Creatives: Apply December 2023

Grants, Funds, and Calls For Art For Creatives

2024 Opportunities For Creatives: Apply December 2023

Find opportunities for creatives, writers, poets and artists, including open calls, grants, creator funds, no-fee call for submissions, and more.

December 2023 Opportunities For Creatives

Grants For Poetry

Share your prose with a larger audience! Apply for grant opportunities for poetry writers.

The Anna Rabinowitz Prize is awarded to poets and their collaborators for venturesome, interdisciplinary work made in the previous year and combining poetry and any other art or discipline.

A prize of $130,000 Canadian (approximately $96,748) is given annually for a poetry collection published during the current year and written in, or translated into, English.

“The PSA’s Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers, including our student poetry award and book awards for publishers.”


Three to four prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the current year “that contribute to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of cultural diversity.”

Apply to Artist Residency Programs

Get these artist-in-residence opportunities on your radar for 2024 and 2025!

The United States National Parks Arts Foundation is a non-profit offering Artist-in-Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops inspired by our National Parks, National Monuments, and World Heritage Sites.

Apply to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Artist in Residence Program for an opportunity that includes a $4,000 stipend, spacious on-site housing, a studio, an electronic baby grand piano, sound booth, event(s), and publicity.

This residency opportunity is open to Single Artists, Families, Artist Couples, artist collectives, or arts troupes.

There is a solo recording booth in the house for music, podcast, all sound recording, and an external mixing area. The artist(s) will have the opportunity to offer a public event, reading, concert, or workshop at the National Park, online, or at one of our partnering locations.

Deadline: December 15, 2023

Greensboro, North Carolina

The Exchange Residency explores emerging local ecologies of contemporary art production in key, national metropolises. 

This residency serves as an incubator for collaborative creation and critical artwork while building networks among a regional common field of alternative artists and arts organizations.

Elsewhere seeks creatives with compelling, critical, socially engaged work and a commitment to Detroit, who demonstrate conceptual and aesthetic experimentation. Exchange Residents receive full funding to attend the month-long residency, including room and board in the historic museum, travel support, plus a $1000 honorarium. Exchange Residents are specially featured in the press, public events, and exhibitions.

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Key West, Florida

The Studios of Key West offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. Residencies are available to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists.

The program grants nearly 40 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections.

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No-Fee Calls For Art

Looking for free open calls for art with no fee? Check out these unique opportunities to apply to now for 2024 exhbitions.

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Breath”.

We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, drawings, paintings, sculptures, installation art, environmental art, and activist art dealing with issues of life, environment, politics, welfare, air pollution, fine dust, radioactive contamination, welfare, health, and the pandemic.

Deadline: December 13, 2023

Create! Magazine is an independent contemporary arts magazine, curators and platform focused on highlighting the work of talented emerging and mid-career creatives from across the globe.

Don’t miss your chance to showcase your artwork to a global audience and influential figures in the art world.

Create! Magazine is now accepting submissions for Issue #42, curated by NYC curator, Jennifer Rizzo.

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to get their work seen by a broad audience, including artists, curators, collectors, art professionals, and art enthusiasts. 

This issue will feature the work of selected artists working in a wide array of media, disciplines and creative backgrounds. Each published artist gets a two-page feature or more.

Deadline: December 15, 2023

BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, returns to Cincinnati on October 17-20, 2024. The nation’s largest light, art and projection mapping experience is calling for artists to make the queen city shine. As one of the most transformative art experiences in the nation, we are on the hunt for visionaries ready to join our collaboration..

All sectors of the creative industries are invited to investigate the soul of our Future City – its people, places and essence. Creators from around the world are encouraged to share works of art that showcase, highlight and reveal unexpected stories of humanity that engage, inspire and excite audiences all the while drawing inspiration from Cincinnati’s iconic architecture, urban landscape and hidden spaces.

Deadline: December 15, 2023

“Are you inspired by abstract worlds? Are you creating them? Send them to us.We hold exhibitions in а mockup rooms tailored for art display. From minimalist to maximalist, we’ll find walls that will make your art stand out.”

Gallery Omnibus is accepting submissions for “Abstraction” Online exhibition in Room Mockups. Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. There is no charge to submit your application, but there is a fee if accepted so be sure to read the prospectus.

Deadline: December 20, 2023

The aim of the International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm is to present the best of the field of animation from all around the world. The festival also aims to preserve and help develop the cultural heritage of Czech animation, contribute to the creation of new Czech films and provide groundwork for potential international co-productions. The festival’s accompanying programme supports education in the field of animation. With its wide and varied programme Anifilm is changing the stereotypical perception of animation as a mere entertainment for children. Last but not least, Anifilm also devotes itself thoroughly to the art of computer games, which it understands as a part of animation.

Deadline: December 31, 2023

ART GOTHAM, an intimate gallery based in Soho, New York City with a global presence online, invites artists to submit work to be considered for group shows in 2024.

ART GOTHAM is also coordinating artists for solo shows at the gallery and to participate in art fairs around the world.

  • Feb/March 2024 Mysterious Tones (silver/white)
  • April/May 2024. Azure Explorations (blues)
Deadline: December 31, 2023

Grants For Small Business

Check out these handpicked grants for small business that are available on a rolling basis.

WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams.

Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.”

Wish Local is dedicating $2M dollars to give roughly 4,000 small business partners financial support between $500 – $2000 per recipient. This program is open to Black-owned brick-and-mortar stores.

Since 2006, the National Association for the Self-Employed has awarded nearly $1,000,000 through small business grants.

Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000!

Feed the Soul Foundation has established a fund valued at $15,000, used for culinary development support. This initiative supports their mission of dismantling the long history of food injustice in providing resources, training services, and bridging communities together.

New York Opportunities For Creatives

Apply now to these opportunities in New York for artists and creatives in 2024.

The Queens Community Arts Grant provides support to community-based organizations, groups and collectives to hold arts and cultural projects or activities for the public in Queens to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and work – to make the arts accessible to all.

Deadline: December 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is an $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Tribal Nations located therein.

This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

Deadline: December 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST

The Bronx Council on the Arts’ program Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in literary, media, visual, and performing arts with awards of $5,000.

Deadline: December 18, 2023

Florida Opportunities For Creatives

Apply now to these opportunities for artists and creatives in Florida.

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s Artist Innovation Fellowship Program celebrates the artistic process and supports professional artists in all artistic disciplines with funding to pursue new avenues of creativity, expand upon current work, and other endeavors to propel his/her career forward.

The Artist Innovation Fellowship Program is expanding to include funding for ten $7,500 fellowships in 2024. Each fellow has one year to complete their activities. The program culminates with an exhibition and performance showcase at the Cultural Council’s headquarters in 2025.

Deadline: December 22, 2023

The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artists or artist team(s) to develop artwork for Orange County’s Innovation Lab located in the well-established suburb of Pine Hills. The Center will house three vibrant welcoming spaces for community enrichment: the Multicultural Center, the Seniors Center, and the Orange County’s Innovation Lab.

Deadline: December 27, 2023

How to find opportunities for your creative work

There are an abundance of opportunities for creatives that make art, design, write, code, and for arts and cultural incentives.

Here are the best resources to discover calls for art, calls for submissions, and residency opportunities:


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