For Artists

We Believe In A More Creative Future

At Arts Huntsville, we believe that the arts and creativity are essential to vibrant communities. The future of innovative creation is ever-changing. New circumstances often generate new creative ideas, businesses, solutions, and problems. For this reason,  Arts Huntsville works to continuously provide the Huntsville arts community with the tools and resources to thrive.

Artist Opportunities

Arts Huntsville is pleased to share this list of Artist Opportunities. Discover open calls, art residencies, exhibition opportunities, grants, awards, art careers, and more from leading art organizations and institutions worldwide. If you have questions about a specific opportunity, please reach out to the organization listed directly.

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Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant Program

The Huntsville Arts & Cultural Grant Program was launched in 2013 by Mayor Tommy Battle. The program is designed to nurture artistic excellence, encourage public access to arts and cultural programming, expand arts education opportunities, and develop the organizational capacity of Huntsville’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. 

Find complete Grant Guidelines here for download.

Arts IDEA Grant Program

As part of Arts Huntsville’s FY24 funding appropriation, the Huntsville City Council approved $25,000 in funding to support grants to help grow and support community-driven, neighborhood-based, culturally diverse, inclusive, and accessible arts programming. This new funding initiative is the Arts IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Grant Program. Arts Huntsville will work with the City of Huntsville’s DEI and Music Offices to implement this new grant program. IDEA grant applications of $1,000 to $4,000 will open on January 25, 2024. Applications will be reviewed in March, May, July, September, November and January annually until all funds are expended for the year.

Find complete Grant Guidelines here for download.

Download Grant Project Budget sheet here. 

2024 Grant Application

Press Release Service

As a creative, you will always have something you want to share. Whether it’s to promote your work or announce an upcoming art exhibition, live show, or theatre performance, a press release is a great way to get the word out. Arts Huntsville’s Media Service connects the Huntsville arts community to local, regional, and state media contacts in Television, Radio, and Print.

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Professional Development

Arts Huntsville is dedicated to helping artists advance at every stage of their careers. We offer arts workshops, leadership tools, training, and networking events to the local arts community. We strive to equip our creative community with the resources and tools needed to flourish.