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.
I received: 1 residency.
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.
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.