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Global Art and Photography Grants and Awards for June 2024: Opportunities Await

Explore diverse grants, awards, and residencies for artists and photographers worldwide, with key deadlines approaching in June and July 2024.

Artists and photographers worldwide have a plethora of opportunities to showcase their talent and gain financial support through various grants, awards, and residencies. Here are some notable programs:

Innovate Grants for Art + Photography Innovate Grant awards two $1,800 grants each quarter, one for a visual artist and one for a photographer. Additionally, twelve honorable mentions will be featured on the website, joining a growing community of international artists working in any medium. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on June 20, 2024.

VH AWARD for Emerging Asian Media Artists Five finalists will each receive $25,000 in production grants and participate in an online residency program with Eyebeam, courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group. The Grand Prix recipient will be awarded an additional $25,000. Deadline: 11 a.m. EDT/12 a.m. KST on July 5, 2024.

Open Calls

2025 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Visual Arts and Curatorial Work Open to artists and curators born outside the U.S. to non-American parents, this prize will grant six $50,000 awards to immigrants under 38. Deadline: June 10, 2024.

Orbitals Applicants from or residing in the Arab world can participate in this program, which takes four curators, artists, and arts researchers to Indonesia for an eight-day trip. The program covers flights, travel insurance, accommodation, per diems, and visa reimbursements. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Midwest Open Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery hosts the annual Midwest Open to highlight the work of women and nonbinary artists. All media and subject matter are welcome. A $35 application fee applies. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CT on June 29, 2024.

Fiberart International 2025 Call for Entry Contemporary Craft and Brew House Art invite fiber artists to submit their work for a group exhibition in Pittsburgh. One winner will receive a $5,000 award, and there is a $45 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The 15th Epson International Pano Awards This award celebrates panoramic photography with a prize pool of $50,000. Entry fees are $20 to $22 per image. Deadlines: Early bird deadline: Midnight UTC-11 on June 24, 2024. Final deadline: Midnight UTC-11 on July 15, 2024.

Arte Laguna Prize In its 19th year, this prize is open to artists and designers in various fields including painting, sculpture, installation, and digital art. One winner will receive €10,000 and an exhibition. Entry fees range from €97.60 to €122. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Prisma Art Prize This prize is open to artists working in painting, engraving, and drawing. It offers exhibition opportunities and €2,300 in cash awards annually. There is a €29 entry fee. Deadline: August 3, 2024.

The Bennett Prize Women figurative realist painters can win $50,000 and a solo show, with an additional finalist prize of $10,000. The application fee is $40. Deadline: October 4, 2024.

Passepartout Photo Prize Open to all styles, processes, and subject matters, this prize offers €500, an exhibition in Rome, and a publication. Early fee of €20 applies for entries before June 10, 2024. Deadline: October 7, 2024.

NSMA International Painting Competition This competition, focusing on contemporary realism, is open to professionals and students. The winner will receive $25,000, and finalists’ works will be exhibited. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST on January 15, 2025.


Dreamers in Residency (Chicago) Soho House and Porsche offer cash prizes from $1,000 to $10,000 along with exhibition opportunities for mid-career artists. Deadline: 12 p.m. CT on June 10, 2024.

2024 Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers Queer|Art’s grant offers $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to finalists for projects addressing LGBTQ+ identity. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

2024 Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists In its fifth year, this grant awards $10,000 to one winner and $1,250 to finalists. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant This grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors facing unforeseen catastrophic incidents. Awardees typically receive $5,000 to $15,000. Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund This fund commissions visual artists for company projects, awarding between $500 and $5,000. Deadline: Rolling.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Open to actively exhibiting visual artists, this grant ranges up to $50,000 based on the artist’s circumstances. Deadline: Rolling.

Residencies, Fellowships, & More

Penland School of Craft This program offers a one-year project-based residency and a three-year career transition residency with housing and studio space. Deadline: July 2, 2024.

Ucross Artist Residencies Open to various artists, this residency provides private studios, meals, a $1,500 stipend, and housing. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. MDT on July 15, 2024.

Loghaven Artist Residency Artists in various disciplines receive an $850 per week stipend, travel and freight funding, lodging, and studio space. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

2024 ICCI ART VALLEY PROGRAM Visiting Artists Five artists and scholars will be invited to Shanghai for a residency from November 1 to December 15, 2024, with public workshops, lectures, and an exhibition. Residents receive housing, airfare, ¥10,000, and more. Deadline: August 5, 2024.

The Hodder Fellowship This fellowship provides $90,000 to artists spending ten months at Princeton University. No formal teaching is required. Deadline: Mid-September 2024.

These opportunities provide valuable support and exposure for artists and photographers globally. Don’t miss out on these chances to advance your career and share your work with the world.