Art Competition Odds

Twelve Months in Art Competitions

Stats on my art competition applications from July 2015 to June 2016.

Though my goal was to apply to 18 competitions, I applied to only 6 in order to fulfill opportunities received in this period.

I applied to: 2 residencies, 0 fellowships, 1 exhibition/museum submissions, 1 studio program, 1 grant/award, 0 public art commissions, and 1 professional development programs.

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I received: 1 residency.

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One application was solicited following a recommendation from a fellow artist. Following another application, I received an inquiry for a studio visit with a curator.

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Of the 6 entries, my overall success rate was 1 out of 6, or 16.6%.

I paid $15 for a single application fee. Five out of six applications were free.

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art competition odds: Smack Mellon’s 2016 Artist Studio Program

Smack Mellon’s 2016 Artist Studio Program received “over 600” applications for 6 available studios.

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or ~1:100+, or less than 1%.

That’s roughly 0.1% better odds than in 2015.

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Art Competition Odds: 2016 Dieu Donné Workspace Program residency

The 2016 Dieu Donné Workspace Program residency received nearly 400 applications for 4 residencies.

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Residents comprise about 1:100, or 1% of applicants.

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art competition odds: Kala Art Institute 2015 Fellowship

The Kala Art Institute’s 2015 Fellowship Award received 275 applications for eight Fellowships and four Honorary AIR awards.

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Fellows comprise about 1:34, or 2.9% of applicants.

Fellows and Honorable Mentions comprise about 1:29 or 4.3% of applicants.

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Art Competition Odds: 2015 New York Artadia Awards

The 2015 New York Artadia Awards received 1,050 applications for ten awards.

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Awardees comprise about 1:105, or 0.9% of applicants.

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Art Competition Odds: Women’s Sudio Workshop Studio Residency Grant

The Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant received over 200 applications for one award.

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Selected artists comprise 1:200+, or less than 0.5% of applicants.

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art competition odds: Smack Mellon’s 2015 Artist Studio Program

Smack Mellon’s 2015 Artist Studio Program received 675 applications for 6 available studios.

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or about 1:112.5, or 0.88%.

That’s roughly 0.3% better odds than in 2014.

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