Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


We feature calls for artists that are taking place in Missouri or within 25 miles of the Missouri borders, have been created by a Missouri organization, have a strong Missouri link, or are programs of the federal government. We include significant programs for young artists.

We list opportunities that are limited to a particular region of Missouri. However, we do not list opportunities for which artists must be members of an organization.

We also post Missouri and federal grants for artists and arts organizations, as well as Missouri nonprofit conferences of interest to artists and arts organizations.

To have your information posted here, please email with a link to where the full information can be found online.

Opportunities with deadlines

City of O’FallonO’Fallon“Fall Into the Arts” festival
September 26
– drawing, folk arts, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, wood
August 4
Submissions reviewed monthly on first Wednesdays November 2020-August 2021

Opportunities open throughout the year

National Park ServicenationwideRESIDENCIES
Artist-in-Residence in national parks
– visual arts, literature, music, other creative media
– two- to four-week residencies
City of ChesterfieldChesterfield Art Exhibit at City Hall
– open to artists living in or near St. Louis City and St. Louis County
– 12-week exhibits
– 2D and 3D media
H-art and Soul Makers MarketChesterfieldMakers for new arts market venture
– open to artists within 100 miles of Chesterfield
– gallery opening in 2021 as the pandemic allows
– makers of 2D and 3D art including glass, jewelry, metal, wood, more
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaRESIDENCIES
Artists in Residence
– residencies three months to one year
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, metal, painting, digital photography, printmaking
Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal ClinicHannibal“Art For The Health Of It” exhibition at Hannibal Clinic
Year-round, rotating
ArtsKCKansas CityNow Showing program
– three-month exhibition periods
– open to visual artists in the Kansas City metro area
– opportunities for artists to display their work in local business spaces
Kansas City Public TheatreKansas CityTheatre Lab
September-May annual season
– always accepted, but submit by spring to be considered for that year’s new season
– open to artists in the Kansas City region
– productions of new and experimental work in development
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityProgramming for Gallery Space and Performance Space at 3333 Wyoming
– reviewed on January 31 and July 31
– open to all artists as long as the project engages specifically with Kansas City artists or the community
– contemporary arts projects such as visual art exhibitions, installations, original live performances (dance, theater, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.), video screenings, literary readings/events, public programs, and collaborative projects
Kirkwood Public LibraryKirkwoodArt Gallery Exhibitions
– open to artists in the St. Louis metropolitan area
– exhibitions change throughout the year
– 2D media
Cottey College, Art GalleryNevadaArt Gallery exhibitions
– new and established artists
– solo and group exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
Houska GallerySt. LouisGallery exhibitions
– emerging and mid-level artists from the St. Louis region
The Dark Room at The GrandelSt. LouisThe Dark Room Gallery exhibitions
– open to artists and curators in the St. Louis region
– solo and group exhibitions
– lens-based disciplines, including video
River StyxSt. LouisRiver Styx magazine
Poetry, prose; digital illustrations, graphic short stories, paintings, photographs, prints
Paul ArtspaceSt. LouisRESIDENCIES
Artists/Writers Residency Program & Curatorial Residency Program
– one- to three-month residencies
– apply by Feb. 28 for residencies beginning June, July, Aug.
– apply by May 31 for residencies beginning Sept., Oct., Nov.
– apply by Dec. 31 for residencies beginning March, April, May
Drury UniversitySpringfieldPool Art Center Gallery and Drury on C-Street Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
OIC StudiosSedaliaOnline Radio
– supporting original creative content such as music, spoken word, comedy, live performances
– recorded podcasts and live open mic events
Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldMidtown Carnegie Branch Library installations
– five or more canvases, large-scale preferred
Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldCorporate Art Program: Structure Gallery
– ceramics, glass, metal, mixed media, wood, and other 3D and sculptural art
– fine art or functional
– images of artwork are placed in the Artist Catalog presented to businesses with options to lease or purchase
City of Town and CountryTown and Country (St. Louis region)Longview Farm House Art Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and limited amounts of 3D media
Kansas Public LibraryKansas City, KansasGallery Exhibitions
2020 – 2021
– exhibitions in gallery spaces at five public libraries
– duration for each exhibit is one to two months
– 2D and 3D media
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work