Artist Opportunities

The N.C. Arts Council is pleased to share all current opportunities for artists that have been submitted to us. Please contact the organization listed if you have any questions.

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CRAFT

NEW! Sparkcon, Raleigh
Seeking artists and designers for the festival’s runway show.
Deadline: June 23
For more information: http://www.sparkcon.com/sparks/fashionspark/

NEW! Fiber Artists of San Antonio, Tex.
Seeking fiber works for the FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibit. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: September 4
For more information: rebeccalillysegura@gmail.com

NEW! Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, Pa.
LEAP recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: September 30
For more information: http://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
CERF+ emergency relief assistance includes grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment.
For more information: http://craftemergency.org/artists_services/emergency_relief/
Studio Protector Online- The Artist’s Guides to Emergencies: http://studioprotector.org

The Handmade Project
Casting for a new NBC television show competition that celebrates the talent in the crafting and hand making movement.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: https://thehandmadeproject.castingcrane.com/age-gate

Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Northern Clay Center continually solicits guest curators and exhibition opportunities for the Emily Galusha Gallery.
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: www.northernclaycenter.org/exhibitions/about/request-exhibition-proposals

FILM 

NEW! Cucalorus, Wilmington
Accepting submissions for the Surfalorus Film Festival. Entry fee.
Deadline: June 23
For more information: http://www.cucalorus.org/submit_a_film.asp

Indigo Moon Film Festival, Fayetteville
Seeking submissions for the Indigo Moon Film Festival (October 13-15). Entry fee, cash awards, screenings.
Deadline: April 1, May 1, June 1, July 1, July 30
For more information: http://indigomoonfilmfestival.com/

Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington
Seeking films, performers, and entrepreneurs for their annual festival. Entry fee.
Deadline: June 1, June 22, July 13
For more information: http://www.cucalorus.org/submit_a_film.asp

International Documentary Association
Provides production and development funds to feature-length documentary films taking on in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories and integrating journalistic practice into the filmmaking process.
Deadline:  July 28
For more information: http://www.documentary.org/funding/ida-enterprise-documentary-fund

NEW! SXSW, Tex.
Seeking submissions for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Entry fees.
Deadline: August 25, September 22, October 20
For more information: https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/film-submissions/

Southern Documentary Fund
Offering fiscal sponsorship for documentary projects made in or about the American South.
Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15
For more information: http://southerndocumentaryfund.org/programs/sponsorship/

The Fledgling Fund
Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: www.thefledglingfund.org/apply

LITERARY ARTS

New Works of Merit, New York, N.Y.
The New Works of Merit Playwrighting Contest was developed to bring works of social significance to the attention of Producers and Artistic Directors. Entry fee, cash award and professional reading/Q&A.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: http://www.newworksofmeritplaywritingcontest.com/

NEW! Ivoryton Playhouse
Seeking one-act plays by women playwrights.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: laurac@ivorytonplayhouse.org

NEW! University of Canberra, Australia
Seeking submissions for the International Poetry Prize. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: http://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/competitions-and-awards/vcpoetryprize

NEW! Richard J. Margolis Award
Awards a nonfiction journalist or essayist whose work “combines humor, wisdom, and concern with social justice.” Cash awards and residency.
Deadline: July 1
For more information: http://award.margolis.com/

NEW! Live Cannon, UK
Seeking poems for the Live Canon International Poetry Competition. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: July 1
For more information: http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition

NEW! Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, Southern Pines
The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction is open to all North Carolina writers or writers with a North Carolina connection. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: July 30
For more information: http://weymouthcenter.org/cos-barnes-fellowship-fiction/

NEW! The Storefront Theatre, Waxhaw
Accepting submissions for our 6th annual 10-minute play festival to be presented as concert readings on March 3 and 4, 2018. Awards.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://www.thestorefronttheatre.org/

Press 53, Winston-Salem
Seeking submissions for the Press 53 Award for Poetry. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://www.press53.com/Award_for_Poetry.html

Profane Journal
Seeking submissions for its fiction and nonfiction prizes. Cash awards.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://www.profanejournal.com/

Orison Books
Orison Books is now accepting entries of unpublished single works in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for consideration for the Orison Anthology Awards. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: August 1
For more information: https://orisonbooks.submittable.com/submit

UCLA, Calif.
The Emerging Voices Fellowship is a literary mentorship that provides a new writer with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career.
Deadline: August 1
For more information: https://emerging-voices.submittable.com/submit/81278/2018-emerging-voices-fellowship-application

NEW! Dogfish Head Craft Beer
Seeking book-length manuscripts by a poet. Cash award and publication.
Deadline: August 15
For more information: dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net

NEW! The University of New Orleans Press
Looking for full-length fiction manuscripts for the third annual Publishing Lab Prize. Cash award and publication.
Deadline: August 15
For more information: http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx

NEW! Minerva Rising
Accepting submissions for the upcoming Fall/Winter issue with the theme ROOTS. Entry fee.
Deadline: August 15
For more information: http://minervarising.com/

The Writers’ Workshop, Asheville
Seeking short stories or a chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: August 30
For more information: http://www.twwoa.org/

North Carolina Literary Review, Greenville
Seeking interviews and articles on/with literature/writers that put North Carolina “On the Map and In the News.” Publication.
Deadline: August 31
For more information: http://www.nclr.ecu.edu/issues/next-issue.html

NEW! Terrain
Seeking original submission for their annual contest for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Entry fee, cash awards, and publication.
Deadline: September 1
For more information: http://www.terrain.org/

NEW! Talk to Me about Love
Seeking original and unpublished works exploring love. Cash awards.
Deadline: September 4
For more information: http://donttalktomeaboutlove.org/2017-annual-prose-contest/

7.13 Books
Looking for literary comedies for publication.
Deadline: November 1
For more information: https://713books.submittable.com/submit

Palaver Journal, Wilmington
Seeking submissions for their spring edition. Publication.
Deadline: December 31
For more information: http://palaverjournal.com/

Frontier Poetry
A new online poetry journal seeking new poets. Cash awards.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: https://www.frontierpoetry.com/

LitMag
Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: https://litmag.submittable.com/submit

Bull City Press, Durham
The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: bullcitypress.com/submissions

Urban Stages, New York, N.Y.
Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award.
Deadline: Rolling
For more information: http://urbanstages.org/submissions

Southeastern College Art Conference
Seeking submissions of reviews of exhibitions on view within six months of submission date.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: http://www.secacart.org/online-exhibition-reviews

MULTIDISCIPLINARY  

NEW! Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, Mo.
Context II will feature artwork that exhibits the intersection between visual and written arts. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: June 21
For more information: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/context-ii

Warsteiner, Germany
The Blooom Award offers emerging artists funding for exhibitions and travel to art fairs as well as personal mentoring.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://www.blooomawardbywarsteiner.com/

Aesthetica Magazine
Seeking entries from both emerging and established artists for the Aesthetica Art Prize. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: August 31
For more information: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

NEW! The Matador Review, Chicago, Ill.
Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is seeking submission for their Fall 2017 publication.
Deadline: August 31
For more information: http://www.matadorreview.com/submissions/

NEW! Kandle Corp, Charlotte
Seeking submissions for documentary, filmmakers, NC historical artifacts and photos from 1970s and older and opportunity may include training and development for grants. Publication. 
Deadline: September 1
For more information: kandle.jones@yahoo.com

Guggenheim Foundation
Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Deadline: September 19
For more information: http://www.gf.org/about/fellowship/

NEW! The Big Picture Art Project, Vancouver, Canada
The big picture is a collective art project where people around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings. Awards, publication, and exhibition.
Deadline: December 30
For more information: http://thebigpictureartproject.com/

Roots Artist Registry
Roots Artist Registry is an online registry and directory of visual, performing, and literary artists. Listing fee.
Deadline: none
For more information: http://www.rootsartistregistry.com/index.html

The Schuykill Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
The Schuylkill Center’s environmental art department accepts submissions of environmentally themed visual artwork. Entry free.
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: www.schuylkillcenter.org/departments/art/opportunities

ORGANIZATIONS

Downtown Raleigh
Seeking applicants to showcase their work in a unique outdoor environment.
Deadline: Rolling
For more information: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/about/about-dra/program-our-plazas

PERFORMING ARTS

Triangle Dance Project
Seeking submissions to perform at Emergence- an evening of dance celebrating choreographers in the triangle.
Deadline: July 1
For more information: http://www.triangledanceproject.org/emergence/

NEW! Southeastern Theatre Conference
Registration available to Fall Professional Auditions, August 27-28 in Atlanta. Fees.
Deadline: July 15, August 15
For more information: https://www.setc.org/auditions/fall-professional/

NEW! Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington
Holding auditions for new members by appointment.
Auditions: August 15 and January 8
For more information: http://wsomusicians.blogspot.com/p/audition-information.html

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Asheville Area Arts Council
Offering one-on-one Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions for artist entrepreneurs. 
For more information: http://ashevillearts.com/programs/artist-business-brainstorm-sessions/

The Makery, Durham
The Retail Residency will teach emerging makers and indie businesspeople the skills to start their own shop. Stipend.
Deadline: Rolling
For more information: http://www.themakeryatmercury.com/retail-resident

Maryland Community College Small Business Center, Spruce Pine
Offering free courses for artists in their spring semester including Five Steps to Becoming a More Profitable Artist and Craft Your Craft Business.
For more information: https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75310

Creative Capital
Designed for artists of all disciplines and at all career stages, webinars are taught by successful artists and arts professionals who share practical tips and tools, case studies and as well as personal examples. Fees.
For more information: creative-capital.org/pdp/online

Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Offering professional development courses through their podcasts, Thriving Artist.
For more informaiton: http://clarkhulingsfund.org/chfpodcast/

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Offering online courses and certificate program in cultural planning and development. Fees.
For more information: https://cstudies.ubc.ca/study-topic/cultural-planning-development

PUBLIC ART 

Sculpture Statesville
Seeking submissions for the annual Statesville Sculpture Garden Art Show. Stipend.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: lmiller@statesvillenc.net

Arts and Science Council, Charlotte
Seeking artists and craft individuals who can design/build creative features for City, County, and Private Projects that may or may not be associated with larger scale public art projects.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: http://www.artsandscience.org/resources-for/artists/calls-to-artists/

NEW! Sculpture in the Landscape, Goldsboro
Seeking roundabout scale sculpture for 1 year lease. Stipend.
Deadline: July 14
For more information:  jdavis@sculptureinthelandscape.com

NEW! Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir
Seeking sculptors for their annual Sculpture Celebration. Entry fees and cash awards.
Event: September 9
For more information: http://www.caldwellarts.com/335-sculpture-celebration/

Urban Art, Memphis, Tenn.
The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: www.urbanartcommission.org/artists/join-the-registry

RESIDENCIES

NEW! Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah
Seeking submissions for their Artist in Residence Program.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: https://www.nps.gov/zion/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm

American Academy in Rome
The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Stipend.
Deadline: November 1
For more information: http://www.aarome.org/apply

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vt.
Residencies lasting 4-6 weeks are available for artists and writers who have been directly affected by a natural disaster.
Deadline: May 1, November 1
For more information: http://vermontstudiocenter.org/displaced-artists-fund

Azule, Asheville
Azule has a residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Fees.
Deadline: March 1, May 15, August 15, and November 1
For more information: http://azule.org/

NEW! Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines
Seeking entries for their Writers-in-Residence program for NC natives, current residents, or those with significant ties to the state.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: http://weymouthcenter.org/writers-in-residence/writers-in-residence-application/

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, N.Y.
Offering various residencies and internships in printmaking, book arts, ceramics, and photography.
Deadline: Various
For more information: http://www.wsworkshop.org/opportunity-calendar/

The Bascom, Highlands
Emerging artists are invited to apply for The Bascom’s Residency and Internship Programs with focuses on ceramics, education, community, and 2D and 3D artists.
Deadline: Rolling
For more information: www.thebascom.org/residency-and-internship-program

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vt.
Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund exists to assist visual artists and writers displaced due to natural disasters, climate change, or political turmoil or threat by providing residencies in a safe and supportive community of creative peers.
Deadline: Rolling
For more information: http://vermontstudiocenter.org/displaced-artists-fund

STORES, SALES & SHOWS

NEW! stARTup Fair, Chicago
Seeking entries for a contemporary art fair for independent artists. Entry fee.
Deadline: July 7
For more information: http://www.startupartfair.com/

NEW! Art Council of Henderson County, Hendersonville
Seeking artist vendors and demonstrators for the annual Art on Main Festival Sept. 30 & Oct. 1. Entry fee.
Deadline: August 2
For more information: http://www.acofhc.org/art-on-main.html

Foothills Folk Art Festival, Newton
Seeking artist applications for the juried festival held in Downtown Newton on Saturday, Oct. 7. Entry and booth fee.
Deadline: September 1
For more information: http://www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com/artist-information

VISUAL ART 

NEW! Dave Brown Projects
Seeking submissions for the Dave Brown Projects Semiannual Competition. Cash award.
Deadline: June 24
For more information: http://davebownprojects.com/submissions.html

NEW! Triangle Community Foundation and Durham Art Guild
Seeking artists to exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Frontier at Research Triangle Park. Entry fee and honorarium.
Deadline: June 26
For more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fb13c0847af48068dc72e744/files/5ad14ab6-884c-450a-9f03-e00438726ea0/TCAG_Call_For_Art_2017_2018.01.pdf

NEW! Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colo.
Seeking entries for their exhibition Water. Entry fee.
Deadline: June 28
For more information: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/water-2018/

NEW! Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Seeking submissions for the Mezcla Exhibition, open to all artists who identify as Hispanic or Latino. Entry fee, cash awards, and honorarium.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.com/text-cfa-page

NEW! National Geographic Magazine
Seeking submissions for the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2017/?referer=artdeadlineslist.com

Artshow.com, Atlanta, Ga.
Seeking entries for the annual Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition. Entry fee, cash awards.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: www.artkudos.com

NEW! Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, Ky.
Seeking submissions for text-based juried exhibition. Entry fee.
Deadline: July 14
For more information: https://www.craigkaviargallery.com/call-for-artists

NEW! Davidson County Community College, Lexington
Seeking original 2D and 3D art and photography for the fall art show.
Deadline: July 15
For more information: barbcul@aol.com

Arts Council of Moore County, Southern Pines
Seeking artists for the juried Fine Arts Festival. Cash awards.
Drop-off: July 17-22
For more information: http://www.mooreart.org/

NEW! Le Dame Art Gallery, London
Seeking entries for the first edition of its Photo House Photography Competition. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: contact@ledameartgallery.com

NEW! Community Arts Center, Danville, Ky.
Seeking submissions for HORIZON: Contemporary Landscapes Juried Exhibition. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: August 1
For more information: http://communityartscenter.net/exhibits/call-to-artists/

NEW! Toe River Arts
Seeking submissions for the annual Toe River Arts Juried Show. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: August 2
For more information: http://www.toeriverarts.org/toe-river-arts-juried-show/

Songzhuang International Photo Biennale, Beijing, China
Call for submissions for the 2017 International Photo Biennale.
Deadline: August 10
For more information: https://szipb.org/

NEW! Block Gallery, Raleigh
Invites artists and curators residing or working in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake to submit work for exhibition.
Deadline: August 11
For more information: https://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/Arts/Articles/CallForArtists.html

NEW! Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, Wis.
Call for artists for the first annual National Juried Exhibition. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: August 18
For more information: https://wmoca.org/

NEW! Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Seeking submissions for non-juried exhibition “Hearsay.” Entry fee, cash awards, and honorarium.
Deadline: August 26
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.com/text-cfa-page

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury
Invites NC artists to apply for a juried group exhibition in celebration of Hurley Park’s pearl anniversary.
Deadline: October 20
For more information: http://waterworks.org/artistopportunities/callfora

NEW! ARTiculAction, San Francisco, Calif.
Seeking artists to be featured in the next issue of online art publication. Awards and publication.
Deadline: October 27
For more information: http://articulaction.yolasite.com/

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts, West Hollywood, Calif.
The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African American artist. Cash award.
Deadline: November 16
For more information: http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/whjform/

Artfully Reimagined
ReimagineIt Grants are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art. Cash awards.
Deadline: rolling
For more information: http://www.artfullyreimagined.com/ReimagineItGrant

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville
Accepting submissions for exhibit proposals of 2D and 3D art for 2017/2018 exhibit schedule in the Welborn Gallery.
Deadline:  Ongoing until filled
For more information:   http://www.yadkinarts.org/explore/exhibits/

GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro
Seeking to discover more North Carolina artists for potential opportunities.
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: greenhillnc.org/artist-submission

Litmus Gallery & Studio, Raleigh
Each month, Litmus Gallery hosts guest artist(s) for an exhibition.
Deadline: ongoing
For more informationlitmusgallery.com/featured-artists

Joan Mitchell Foundation
Provides emergency support to artists working in painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community.
For more information: http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency


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