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News from the North Carolina Arts Council

13 April 2010

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Artist Opportunities

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

The Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities, but provides this list for information only. We encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying. Artist opportunities may be submitted to jennifer.huggins@ncdcr.gov.

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General Artist Opportunities

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

North Carolina artists still have a chance to exhibit and sell their art work this summer during 2nd Saturdays: History, Heritage, Arts & Fun. This is a new program of the Department of Cultural Resources providing opportunities for artists to showcase their work at more than 30 state historic sites and museums. The events will take place June 12, July 10 and August 14. The event time varies at each site but is generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visual artists can use these opportunities to sell their work and there is no cost to participate. At most sites artists retain 100 percent of their sales. Artists are responsible for providing their own tables, tents and displays.

Spaces are still available at most sites for June 12. Please note that participating sites encourage all types of artist to register even though specific historical and cultural themes have been developed.

Deadlines: Extended to April 19 for June event; May 10 for July event; June 14 for August event.

For more information: Visit www.ncarts.org/2ndsaturdays.

 


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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
The John F. Kennedy Center is accepting applications for Arts Management Fellowships. The fellowship program provides up to 10 highly motivated, disciplined and creative arts managers the instruction and experience they need to succeed in today's complex arts environment. Fellowships are full-time and last nine months starting in September and ending in May. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $20,000 (paid bi-weekly) to help defray housing and transportation costs. Course materials and reimbursement for health insurance are also provided.

Deadline: April 21
For more information: Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/fellowships/home.html or call (202) 416-8800.

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VSA, Washington, D.C.
The VSA Teaching Artist Fellowship program seeks to identify, engage and support teaching artists with disabilities in the visual and performing arts. VSA recognizes the value of teaching artists in integrating the arts into education. Because a skilled teaching artist can foster creative engagement and help build an inclusive environment, VSA is seeking outstanding teaching artists with disabilities for the Teaching Artist Fellows program.

Deadline: April 23
For more information: http://www.vsarts.org/PreBuilt/showcase/gallery/exhibits/TeachingArtists/index.html

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Performing Artists

Manbites Dog Theater, Durham
Manbites Dog Theater will host general auditions for actors on Saturday, April 24. Present at the auditions will be directors and representatives from four area theater companies: Manbites Dog, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Ghost & Spice Productions and Common Ground Theatre. Auditions are by appointment; actors will need to prepare a contemporary one-minute monologue. Auditions will take place at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street in Durham.

Deadline: Auditions held April 24
For more information: Visit http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org/338/ for registration guidelines.

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North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, High Point
The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is holding auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors for its 2010 MainStage season production of The Tempest Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1. To schedule an audition, please call the NCSF offices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings only at (336) 841-2273, ext. 226. 

Deadline: Auditions held April 30 and May 1.
For more information: Visit http://www.ncshakes.org/news_display.cfm?nid=67 or call (336) 841-2273.

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Theatre Communications Group, New York, N.Y.
TCG is now accepting applications for the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. Fellowships in two categories will be awarded. Recipients in the Extraordinary Potential category demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to continued training, are in their early- to mid-career and have completed their training within the last 15 years. They will receive $15,000 and up to $10,000 in student loan repayment. Recipients in the Distinguished Achievement category have demonstrated considerable experience in professional theater with a substantial body of work and will receive $25,000.

Deadline: June 11
For more information: Visit http://www.tcg.org/grants/fox/fox_guidelines.cfm or contact Sarah McLellan at smclellan@tcg.org or (212) 609-5900 ext. 214.

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Literary Artists

 

The Writers’ Workshop, Asheville
The Writers’ Workshop is holding its 21st Annual Poetry Contest. Unpublished poems up to two pages are eligible, and multiple entries are accepted. Include name, address, phone number, e-mail and title of work on a separate cover sheet.

Deadline: April 30
For more information: Visit http://www.twwoa.org/ and click on “contest deadlines” or email writersw@gmail.com.

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Folkmoot USA, Waynesville
Folkmoot USA announces its Cultural Traditions Literary Contest. Through words and/or pictures, each entrant is asked to tell Folkmoot about a favorite cultural tradition in his or her family, what makes it special and where it originated. Limit of 1,000 words and/or 10 images or artistic depictions. Entries accepted in youth, young adult and adult categories.

Deadline: May 12
For more information: Visit http://www.folkmootusa.org/content/2010-literary-contestshare-your-cultural-traditions or call (828) 452-2997.

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The Poetry Council of North Carolina
The Poetry Council of North Carolina announces its Annual Poetry Contest and The Oscar Arnold Young Contest for the Book for the best book of poetry by a North Carolina author published in the previous year. Eligible books must have a 2009 copyright date and at least 20 pages of poetry written by a N.C. resident living in the state or temporarily out of state, or former residents who still identify with N.C.

Deadline: May 22
For more information: Visit http://poetrycouncilofnc.wordpress.com/contest-guidelines/or e-mail edcockrell@hotmail.com or call (919) 967-5834.

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Visual Artists

 

The Whalehead Club, Corolla
Artist are invited to showcase and sell their work to over 15,000 visitors at Under the Oaks, an annual outdoor art show on the waterfront grounds of Currituck Heritage Park. The event takes place Wednesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 24, and also includes musical entertainment, local food concessions, an art auction and children's activities.

Deadline: April 15
For more information: Visit http://www.whaleheadclub.com/events.php for an application or contact Julia at events@whaleheadclub.com or (252) 453-9040 with any questions.

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Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua N.Y.
The 53rd Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art is open to all artists, all mediums. Artists must be 18 or older. Cash prizes totaling $2,500 will be awarded. Exhibition will be held Sunday, June 27, through Tuesday, July 20, and draws more than 7,000 visitors per day.

Deadline: April 15
For more information: Visit http://www.ciweb.org/VACI/, e-mail art@ciweb.org or call (716) 357-6217.

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Fayetteville Art Guild, Fayetteville
The Fayetteville Art Guild is accepting submissions for the Celebrating Nature exhibition to be held Friday, April 23, through Saturday, May 22, at Gallery One13. The exhibition is open all guild members or artists who would like to become members. A maximum of two original two- and three-dimensional works will be accepted.

Deadline: Artwork and registration will be received Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, at Gallery One13, 113 Gillespie Street in Fayetteville.

For more information: Contact David McCune at (910) 476-2976, Dwight Smith at (910) 672-1795 or Beth Johnson at (910) 223-2787.

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Manhattan Arts International, New York, N.Y.
Manhattan Arts International’s sixth Healing Power of Art competition is an online exhibition to be held Monday, May 10, through Tuesday, Aug. 10. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Positive Art That Uplifts the Spirit.” It is open to all artists, styles and media except video/film.

Deadline: April 20
For more information: Visit http://www.manhattanarts.com/Gallery/HealingPowerofArt_2010/index.htm or call (212) 472-1660.

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Palm Beach County, Fla.
Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site specific artistic floor within the main branch library’s lobby entrance area. All media (excluding carpet) will be considered for the floors. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines.

Deadline: April 29
For more information: Visit http://pbcgov.com/fdo/art/calls.htm to download guidelines and application or call (561) 233-0235.

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Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Visual Art Exchange presents it fourth annual juried exhibition entitled Scope: the North Carolina Landscape. Open to two- and three-dimensional works of art, Scope will feature interpretations of the varied N.C. landscape by artists across the state. Work must be original, completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at VAE.

Deadline: May 1
For more information: Visit http://www.visualartexchange.org/june2010.php or e-mail entries@visualartexchange.org.

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Arts & Science Council, Charlotte
The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte is seeking artists working in metal for a public art project at Fire Station #42, 5620 Central Avenue. The primary opportunity is for metal work, preferably iron gates complementing the architecture and securing parking in the rear of the facility.

Deadline: May 7
For more information: Visit http://www.artsandscience.org/public-art-program/calls-to-artists, e-mail publicart@artsandscience.org or call (704) 333-2722.

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Palm Beach County, Fla.
Palm Beach County's Art in Public Places Program is seeking artist(s) to create an integrated site specific work for the new Belle Glade Branch Library. Artwork will promote learning and literacy among youth, their families and caregivers.

Deadline: May 10
For more information: Visit http://pbcgov.com/fdo/art/calls.htm to download guidelines and application or call (561) 233-0235.

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City of Clearwater, Fla.
The City of Clearwater Cultural Affairs Division is seeking up to three artists to participate in a temporary sculpture exhibition from September 2010 through September 2011. Artwork will be selected to compliment the Cleveland Street District streetscape and will serve as a visual anchor point and identity for the district.

Deadline: May 14
For more information: Visit www.myclearwater.com/culturalarts or call (727) 562-4837.

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Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham 
Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke introduce a new international photo competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, created to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.

Deadline: May 15
For more information: http://cds.aas.duke.edu/daylightcds/index.html

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Festival in the Park, Charlotte
The 2010 Festival in the Park will take place Thursday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 26, at Freedom Park in Charlotte. This event, called Charlotte’s “granddaddy arts and crafts show,” is designed to promote and stimulate interest in the arts. The festival provides the opportunity for visitors to see, hear and learn from more than 150 artists and crafts people who actively demonstrate and display their art. Spaces are awarded based on the quality and variety of the exhibitor pool.
 
Deadline: May 15 (fine arts and crafts), July 15 (traditional arts and crafts)
For more information: http://www.festivalinthepark.org/artistapp.htm

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The Whalehead Club, Corolla
Artists are invited to feature their artwork to the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy Arts in the Park, an outdoor art and gift show on the banks of the Currituck Sound Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Thursday, Sept. 2. Musical entertainment, local food concessions, an art auction and children's activities will also be available.

Deadline: May 15
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The Arts Council of Henderson County, Hendersonville
Bring Us Your Best VII competition is open to original works of art in any medium and will be held Friday, July 9, through Saturday, Aug. 7. Artists may enter up to three pieces of work in the categories of two- and three-dimensional art, photography/digital art and jewelry. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Deadline: June 30–July 2; all work must be delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 538 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, in Hendersonville.
For more information: Visit http://www.acofhc.org/calendar.php and scroll down to find “Bring Us Your Best VII (July 9 – August 7)” and a link to the prospectus.

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Watercolor West, Los Alamitos, Calif.
The Watercolor West XLII Juried Exhibition will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Brea Gallery in Brea, Calif. The exhibition is open to all artists, and entries must have been completed in the past two years.

Deadline: June 30
For more information: Visit www.watercolorwest.org or e-mail exhibitions@watercolorwest.org.

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Watercolor West, Los Alamitos, Calif.
The Watercolor West XLII Juried Exhibition will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Brea Gallery in Brea, Calif. The exhibition is open to all artists, and entries must have been completed in the past two years.

Deadline: June 30
For more information: Visit www.watercolorwest.org or e-mail exhibitions@watercolorwest.org.

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Previous Listings

Please visit the Artist Opportunities archives page at any time to review all Artist Opportunities that have been posted to-date.

 

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