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Best 5 Opportunities for Women Artists in the US

Best 5 Opportunities for Women Artists in the US

Hello Artists and Art Lovers!

we are back with our artists' opportunities, and this week we have collected the best 5 art initiatives dedicated to women artists in the US, ranging from grants, funds, and even publication opportunities.

Enjoy the reading and good luck!



The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established by American art collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The Bennett Prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarded biennially and provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years to the winning artist ($50,000 total). Ten (10) finalists will be selected to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant. A runner up award of $10,000 will be given to one additional finalist.

The opening exhibition will be held from May 18 to Sept. 10, 2023 at the Muskegon Museum of Art before traveling to additional venues.

The Bennett Prize is open only to women eighteen (18) years or older residing at least part time in the United States (50 States and Washington, D.C.) whose primary practice is the creation of original paintings in the genre of figurative realism, and who identifies as a woman, regardless of their assigned gender at birth.

Deadline: October 7, 2022

Submission information available here




The Ora Schneider Regional Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin—a gifted artist, former WSW board member, and daughter of Ora Schneider—funds these residencies to honor her mother’s long-time commitment to our community’s cultural life.

WSW awards this residency to two artists, who may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. We understand that applicants may not be close enough for a daily commute, so free onsite housing can also be arranged.

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Submission information available here





Barbara Deming (1917-1984) founded the Money for Women Fund in 1975 to give financial and moral support to creative women.

The Fund awards small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts who are citizens with primary residence in the U.S and Canada.

They welcome Applications from artists and writers who:

  • Exhibit high quality and originality in their work.
  • Identify themselves as living in a woman’s body
  • Use feminism as their central interpretive lens
  • Value both personal and political changes that stand against the limitations and controls exerted against women and aim at optimum freedom and agency for women
  • Validate differences that overlap with gender such as race, ethnicity and class
  • Express an inclusive vision of social justice while focusing on justice for women

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Submission information available here




Feminist Spaces is an international journal of women's, gender, and sexuality studies that invites students, faculty, artists, activists, and independent scholars from institutions worldwide to submit formal essays, creative writing, and multimodal artistic pieces per our annual Call for Works. The online journal is published by the Department of English at the University of West Florida and designed by the Department of Art and Design at the University of West Florida.

Feminist Spaces accepts submissions each year between the months of January and May during our annual Call for Works. New issues are published each summer.

Deadline: Ongoing

Submission information available here




WomenArts website offers a list of funding sources and a "Build your Skills" section with links to articles about fundraising and the business of being an artist.

Explore the website here



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