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Today 12 MAY 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

Spaces are still available at numerous state historic sites and museums for artists to exhibit and sell their work this summer during 2nd Saturdays: History, Heritage, Arts & Fun.

We encourage local arts councils to share these free promotional opportunies with artists in your area. The 2nd Saturdays events are scheduled 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.

Please note that most participating sites encourage all types of artist to register even though specific historical and cultural themes have been developed.

Deadlines: May 31 for July event; June 30 for August event
For more information: Visit www.ncarts.org/2ndsaturdays.


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Performing Artists

Association for Performing Arts Presenters, Washington, D.C.
Travel support for performing arts presenters up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual presenters, presenting organizations and groups of presenters traveling to see artistic works and/or working to develop and advance projects with artists from other countries.

Deadline: May 14
For more information: http://www.apapconference.org/cultural-exchange-fund-application-guidelines-final.html


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Granville Arts Council, Oxford
The Granville Arts Council in conjunction with The Back Home Girls and The Granville Little Theater is hosting the Granville Arts Festival Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Granville Athletic Park. Artisans, crafters, musicians and performing arts groups are needed for this event. Booth space is free.

Deadline: May 14
For more information: Visit http://www.granvilleartsfestival.com/ or contact Max Burrus  at email@granvillelittletheatre.com or (919) 691-3595.


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EmcArts, New York, N.Y.
Up to four performing arts organizations will be selected to participate in a 12-month immersion program of individual coaching and group facilitation which will help them test new ideas and launch real-life projects. Professionally managed producing, presenting (including college and arts presenters) and service organizations in theater, dance, jazz and arts presenters are eligible to apply for the lab.

Deadline: May 19
For more information: http://www.emcarts.org/   


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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, Md.
Support for technology-based capacity building efforts up to $75,000 will be awarded to jazz artists or nonprofits providing services to jazz artists or organizations that utilize technology applications to address capacity-building endeavors in their communities.

Deadline: June 1
For more information: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/knowledge_building/JazzNext/guidelines.html


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Literary Artists

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, Key West, Fla.
Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the 2010 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a 29-year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction. Prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: May 15
For more information: Visit http://www.shortstorycompetition.com/ or e-mail shortstorykw@gmail.com.


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Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation
The 2010 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is designed to support writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors. The Arts Writers Grant Program issues awards for books, articles, short-form writing and blogs that aim to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art. Grants range from $3,000 to $50,000.

Deadline: June 7
For more information: http://www.artswriters.org/index.php?action=home


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Visual Artists

Granville Arts Council, Oxford
The Granville Arts Council in conjunction with The Back Home Girls and The Granville Little Theater is hosting the Granville Arts Festival Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Granville Athletic Park. Artisans, crafters, musicians and performing arts groups are needed for this event. Booth space is free.

Deadline: May 14
For more information: Visit http://www.granvilleartsfestival.com/ or contact Max Burrus  at email@granvillelittletheatre.com or (919) 691-3595.

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Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Md.
The Public Arts Trust in Montgomery County, Md., is seeking design qualifications from artists interested in providing public art integrated into the design for the renovation of Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park in Wheaton, Md.

Deadline: May 14
For more information: Visit http://www.creativemoco.com/public-art/public-art-opportunities or contact Fran Abrams at fran.abrams@creativemoco.com or (301) 565-3805 ext. 22.


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Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, Neb.
Emerging Terrain is spearheading a collaborative endeavor to re-purpose a derelict, yet iconic, historic landscape structure in Omaha. Artists and designers are asked to submit ideas for 20’ x 80’ images to hang on the exterior of a vacant grain elevator near downtown Omaha.

Deadline: May 15
For more information: http://www.emergingterrain.org/storedpotential/, e-mail info@emergingterrain.org or call (402) 516-4496.


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Gould Evans Architects, Phoenix, Ariz.
Gould Evans Associates requests qualifications from professional artists and creative designers for a new urban plaza in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. The goal of this project is to create an efficient and inspiring pedestrian connection between the Maricopa County Old Courthouse (circa late 19th century) and the Maricopa County Courthouse scheduled for completion in early 2012. Multiple artists and creative designers may be chosen to work in a collaborative effort.

Deadline: May 18
For more information: Visit http://www.maricopacountyplaza.com/ or e-mail questions@maricopacountyplaza.com.


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Beaufort County Arts Council, Washington
The third annual juried photography exhibition presented by the Beaufort County Arts Council is scheduled for Thursday, July 8, through Friday, Aug. 27, in the Washington Civic Center gallery in historic downtown Washington.

Deadline: May 21
For more information: Visit http://www.beaufortcountyartscouncil.org/press.html, e-mail beaufortcountyarts@embarqmail.com or call (252) 946-2504.


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Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tenn.
Nashville International Airport invites individual artists or teams of artists to submit their qualifications to design, fabricate and install a significant public artwork to be integrated into the Nashville International Airport’s consolidated rental agency complex.

Deadline: May 21
For more information: http://www.flynashville.com/arts/RFQforCONRAC.aspx


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African American Atelier, Greensboro
The African American Atelier is looking for 25 artists between the ages of 18 and 25 who will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition 25under25. Any person between the ages of 18 and 25 who currently resides in or attends a college or university in Guilford County is eligible to apply. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Deadline: May 28
For more information: Visit http://www.africanamericanatelier.org/25under25.html or e-mail 25under25@africanamericanatelier.org.


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City of Goodyear, Ariz.
The City of Goodyear, Ariz., is requesting qualifications from artists or artist teams for a park and ride facility scheduled to open in October. The first phase will have 400 parking spaces on a 12.4 acre site. The artist(s) will work with the engineering team to design, fabricate and install art enhancements for building columns, crosswalk paving and entry fencing.  

Deadline: May 29
For more information: http://www.goodyearaz.gov/index.aspx?NID=3132


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City of Raleigh Arts Commission
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, in partnership with Artspace and Visual Art Exchange, invites artists and artist teams from North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina to submit work for a temporary exhibition on Raleigh’s downtown City Plaza. Artists selected for Art on City Plaza will be paid an honorarium of $2,000 and a stipend for delivery and return expenses. The dedication of this year’s Art on City Plaza will coincide with SPARKcon, the arts and creativity festival presented by Visual Art Exchange from Thursday, Sept. 16, through Monday, Sept. 20.

Deadline: June 7
For more information: Contact Jerry Bolas at Gerald.Bolas@ci.raleigh.nc.us or (919) 831-2414. Applications must be submitted via CaFÉ™ at http://www.callforentry.org.


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Lilly Oncology, Indianapolis, Ind.
Lilly Oncology is sponsoring the Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey art competition and exhibition. Grants up to $10,000 will be donated to the cancer charity of the winner's choice whose original artwork, depicting their cancer journey, uses one of several media types, including watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, acrylic or mixed media.

Deadline: June 10
For more information: http://www.lillyoncologyoncanvas.com/Pages/2010Competition.aspx


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Scottsdale Public Art, Ariz.
The Scottsdale Public Art Program seeks artists or artist teams to create a temporary public artwork for the Bell Tower at Civic Center Mall as part of an ongoing series of installations called Belle Art. The ideal artwork is one which is an unexpected and delightful encounter for visitors to the site. Both two- and three-dimensional artwork will be considered in addition to combinations of the two.

Deadline: June 11
For more information: Visit http://www.scottsdalepublicart.org/CalltoArtists.php or contact Jana Weldon at janaw@sccarts.org or (480) 874-4684.


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City and County of Broomfield, Colo.
The Broomfield Public Art Committee is conducting a call for entries for outdoor sculptures. Three pieces will be selected for installation on concrete bases located near the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. Artists are responsible for installing and removing the artwork and will be paid a modest stipend. The artwork will be exhibited for one year and will be for sale. 

Deadline: June 25
For more information: Visit http://www.broomfield.org/culturalaffairs/publicart.shtml or call (303) 464-5829.


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Artshow.com
Artshow.com seeks entries for the sixth annual Art Kudos Competition. Cash prizes totaling $4,500 will be awarded. The competition is open to all artists 18 or older and all media except video/film and wearable art (clothing or jewelry). Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibition at www.artkudos.com beginning Sunday, Aug. 15.

Deadline: June 30
For more information: Visit http://www.artkudos.com/callforentries.html or e-mail info@artshow.com.


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University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
The Art in State Buildings at the University of Florida has issued a request for qualifications for the Harn Museum of Art, Asian Wing Expansion. The committee is interested in art that recognizes the scope of the new expansion: Asian art. Integrating art with the natural environment is desired. Ideas of nature are valued, such as the contrast of changing seasons and weather; universal artistic expression with nature; and the interaction of architecture and nature.

Deadline: July 1
For more information: http://www.arts.ufl.edu/asb/


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Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, La.
The Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and ArtDaily.org presents the 14th annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, an exhibition founded in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. The exhibition is open to artists from all 50 states and all mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, metal work, photography, video, mixed media and installation art. It runs from Wednesday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 25.

Deadline: July 8
For more information: Visit http://www.jonathanferraragallery.com/dynamic/nda.asp or e-mail info@johnathanferraragallery.com.


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The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount
The Rocky Mount Arts Center at the Imperial Centre announces a call for entries for a national juried sculpture exhibition Oct. 1, 2010, through Aug.15, 2011. Cash prizes totaling $11,000 will be awarded. The Salmagundi exhibition, meaning “an eclectic mixture of people, ideas or objects,” is in its 14th year of bringing together emerging and internationally acclaimed sculptors working in many different media, scale and concepts.

Deadline: July 9
For more information: Visit http://www.imperialcentre.org/arts/artist.html or contact Catherine Coulter at catherine.coulter@rockymountnc.gov or (252) 972-1175.


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Southern Appalachian Artist Guild, Blue Ridge, Ga.
The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild announces its annual national juried show to be held Saturday, Oct. 16, through Friday, Nov. 12, in the Richard Low Evans Gallery at the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: July 31
For more information: Visit http://www.blueridgearts.net/SAAG.cfm, e-mail
brmaa@etcmail.com or call (706) 632-2144.


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Filmmakers

Imagen Foundation, Encino, Calif.
The Imagen Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Imagen Awards. Categories include film, television, the Internet, student films/shorts, documentaries as well as others. This year Imagen will be celebrating “25 Years of Making a Difference” at the annual awards ceremony which is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29.

Deadline: May 14
For more information: http://www.imagen.org/


Women in Film, Los Angeles, Calif.
The Women In Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services. The new grant cycle is currently open and WIFF is accepting submissions.

Deadline: May 21
For more information: http://www.wif.org/


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The Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
The Jerome Foundation announces the 2010 Minnesota Film and Video Grant Program for individual film and video artists. This program serves artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation and documentary production. It does not support commercial, industrial, informational or educational work.

Deadline: May 21
For more information: http://www.jeromefdn.org/


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Latino Public Broadcasting, Burbank, Calif.
The 2010 Public Media Content Fund is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, series or short digital video (no longer than 20 minutes) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories and have previous film or television experience.

Deadline: June 7
For more information: http://www.lpbp.org/fundingguidelines.php


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National Geographic, Washington, D.C.
The National Geographic All Roads Film Project offers seed grants for indigenous filmmakers. The All Roads Film Project will award grants of up to $10,000 to film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers from all reaches of the globe.

Deadline: Quarterly; upcoming deadline June 15
For more information: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/media/files/allroads2009_SeedGrant.pdf


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Cinereach, New York, N.Y.
The Reach Film Fellowship is a specialized program for emerging filmmakers who are making artful, socially relevant short films. Four filmmakers per year are selected to receive a $5,000 grant, production support and seven months of mentorship, career advising and industry exposure as they progress through the entire production and post-production process and prepare for submissions to festivals and distributors. The fellowship is open to early-career filmmakers who have studied film at the undergraduate or graduate level, or are self-taught with the equivalent level of experience. Applicants must have completed at least one short film and must live in or near New York City during the course of the fellowship cycle (August 2010–April 2011).

Deadline: July 12
For more information: http://www.cinereach.org/the-reach-film-fellowship


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Previous Listings

To see previous Artist Opportunity listings, visit our Artist Opportunities archives page. You may check the archives page at any time to review all Artist Opportunities that have been posted to date.

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