Artist Opportunities

The N.C. Arts Council is pleased to share all current opportunities for artists that have been submitted to us. This list is updated on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Please contact the organization listed if you have any questions.

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CRAFT

Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, Calif.
Open call for designers working in apparel, jewelry, and fashion accesories at the Museum of Craft and Design. Entry fee and sales commision. 
Deadline: June 1
For more information: https://sfmcd.org/style-18/ 

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

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 

Two Rivers Media Festival, Asheville
Media Festival offering awards in short drama, feature films, scriptwriting, experimental, documentary, animation, and other film genres. Entry fee, cash awards, non-cash awards and publication.
Deadline: May 1
For more information: http://www.twinriversmediafestival.com

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham
Annual prize that provides monetary support for documentary artists working on extended and ongoing fieldwork projects. Entry fee, cash awards, publication and exhibition.
Deadline: May 15
For more information: https://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/lange-taylor

NEW! Southern Documentary Fund, Durham
Seeking entries for inaugural Southern Documentary Fund grants. Cash awards. 
Deadline: June 15
For more information: http://southerndocumentaryfund.org/programs/apply-for-agrant/ 

CineOdyssey Film Festival, Charlotte
Seeking diverse, contemporary films from filmmakers of color representing the African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, and Native American diasporas, as well as the U.S.
Deadline: June 15
For more information: http://www.cineodysseyfest.org

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

North Carolina Literary Review
Accepting submissions for the James Applewhite Poetry Prize. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: April 30
For more information: https://nclr.submittable.com/submit/40280/james-applewhite-poetry-prize

CRAFT
Accepting submissions for the CRAFT Short Fiction Prize. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: April 30
For more information: https://www.craftliterary.com/craft-short-fiction-prize

Hub City Press, Spartanburg, S.C. 
Seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South. Publication.
Deadline: April 30
For more information: https://www.hubcity.org/press/submissions

The Carolina Quarterly, Chapel Hill
Seeking submissions for the short fiction contest. Entry fee, publication, and cash awards.
Deadline: May 1
For more information:
https://thecarolinaquarterly.submittable.com/submit

Methodist University, Fayetteville
Seeking submissions for the 2018 Longleaf Press poetry chapbook competition. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: May 4
For more information: https://www.methodist.edu/longleaf/contests.htm

NEW! University of Georgia, Athens
The Georgia Review is seeking submissions for The Lorraine Williams Poetry Prize. Cash award and publication. 
Deadline: May 15
For more information: https://thegeorgiareview.com/submit

Charlotte Writers’ Club
Seeking submissions for the Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Contest. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: May 15
For more information: http://charlottewritersclub.org/ess_short_story

Crook’s Corner, Chapel Hill
Submissions being accepted for the Crook's Corner Book Prize. Cash awards and non-cash awards.
Deadline: May 15
For more information: https://crookscornerbookprize.com/about-the-book-prize/

Southern Poetry Review
Seeking poetry submissions for the Guy Owen Prize. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: May 31
For more information: http://www.southernpoetryreview.com/

The Writer's Workshop of Asheville
Seeking submissions for the Hard Times Essay Contest. Entry fee and non-cash awards.
Deadline: May 31
For more information: https://www.twwoa.org/contests.html

PEN America, New York City, N.Y.
Accepting applications for the Writing for Justice Fellowship. Cash award.
Deadline: July 1
For more information: https://pen.org/about-us/ 

Pitt Community College, Winterville
Accepting submissions for the 2018 Reedy Branch Review, the online journal for Pitt Community College. Publication.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://rbr.pittcc.edu/

University of New Orleans Press, La.
Looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fourth annual Publishing Lab Prize. Cash awards and publication.
Deadline: August 15
For more information: http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx

North Carolina Literary Review, Greenville
Seeking submissions for the 2019 issue featuring African American literature of NC.
Deadline: August 31
For more information:
http://www.nclr.ecu.edu/issues/next-issue.html

Oxford American, Little Rock, Ark.
Seeking North Carolina music stories for the Oxford American Southern Music issue.
Deadline: September 1
For more information: http://oxfordamerican.submittable.com/submit 

The Black Mountain Press, Asheville
Seeking poetry submissions to be considered for book publication. Entry fee, cash awards, non-cash awards, publication, and stipend.
Deadline: September 15
For more information: www.thehalcyone.com

The Black Mountain Press, Asheville
Seeking poetry submissions, short story and digital artwork submissions for publication in The Halcyone literary review. Entry fee, cash awards, non-cash awards, and publication.
Deadline: December 31
For more information: www.thehalcyone.com

CRAFT
Seeking flash fiction and original short fiction for their online publication. Payment.
Deadline: rolling
For more information:
https://www.craftliterary.com/submit/

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  

Central Carolina Community College, Sanford
Seeking literary and visual arts submissions for Red Clay Review. Publication.
Deadline: May 10
For more information: http://www.cccc.edu/redclayreview/

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Seeking submissions for juried exhibition, Radical Gestures; a year-long exhibition that showcases works that feature various forms of performance. Entry fee.
Deadline: May 21
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Accepting nominations for the 2018 North Carolina Award. The NC award recognizes significant contributions in the fields of Fine Arts, Literature, Public Service, and Science.
Deadline: May 31
For more information: https://www.ncdcr.gov/about/special-programs/nc-awards

NEW! Art Responds, Morganton
Seeking submissions for Art Responds, an exhibition of multimedia works inspired by stories of the Holocaust. Exhibition will take place at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium. 
Deadline: June 8
For more information: artresponds@gmail.com

Engage Art, Charlotte
Seeking visual art, music and video submissions for juried exhibition. Cash awards.
Deadline: June 30
For more information: www.engageart.org

Haus Page, Raleigh
Seeking artist, designer, and female Triangle business owners marketing and podcast collaborations.
Deadline: September 1
For more information: dara@hauspage.com

UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington
Accepting art submissions in any medium for its online interdisciplinary journal the Palaver. Publication.
Deadline: September 14
For more information: http://palaverjournal.com

The Awesome Foundation, Raleigh-Durham Chapter
Seeking grant submissions; applicants must submit project proposals designated for the Triangle area. Cash awards.
Deadline: December 31
For more information: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/raleighdurham

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

NYFA, New York, N.Y.
Emerging organizations can apply for fiscal sponsorship through NYFA. Fees.
Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31
For more information:
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Apply%20to%20NYFA%20Fiscal%20Sponsorship

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chamber Music America, New York City, N.Y.
Chamber Music America provides grants to professional U.S.-based presenters through the Classical Commissioning Program.
Deadline:
April 29
For more information: http://www.chamber-music.org/programs

NEW! Creative Capital Foundation, New York, N.Y.
"Website, Blog & Email Essentials" online workshop with artist Sue Schaffner. Registration required and entry fee.
Deadline: May 1
For more information: https://www.creative-capital.org/

NEW! Creative Capital Foundation & The Andy Warhol Foundation, New York, N.Y.
Accepting applications for the Arts Writers Grant Program. Cash awards. 
Deadline: May 21
For more information: https://www.creative-capital.org/

GreenHill, Greensboro
NC artists are invited to present artwork in a slideshow format and receive feedback from GreenHill Director of Curatorial & Artistic Programs Edie Carpenter and other arts professionals.
Date: August 18
For more information: http://www.greenhillnc.org/open-nc-art-reviewc

Deep South, Raleigh
Hosting a music business panels every first Wednesday.
Events: First Wednesdays at 8PM
For more information:
http://www.deepsouththebar.com/event/1545905-angles-music-business-panel-raleigh/

The Black List
Hosting a happy hour for screenwriters on the first Wednesday of every month in Raleigh.
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-list-the-triangle-happy-hour-tickets-27779067940

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/

Mayland Community College Small Business Center, Spruce Pine
Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
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

Capacity Interactive
A digital marketing consulting firm for the arts that offers free webinars throughout the year and hosts an annual Digital Marketing Boot Camp for the Arts Conference.
For more information: http://capacityinteractive.com

Springboard for the Arts
Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines.
For more information: https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/work-of-art-program/

Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
Offering professional development courses through their podcasts, Thriving Artist.
For more information: 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 

City of Asheville
Seeking applications from all kinds of artists who have extensive experience in community engagement and public art for the Visiting Artist Program.
Deadline: April 27
For more information: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/community/public_art/visiting_artist_program.htm

NEW! City of Durham
Seeking applications to design, fabricate, and install public artwork for the Black Wall Street Gardens Plaza. Honorarium.
Deadline: May 4
For more information: https://durhamnc.gov/2984/Durham-Calls-for-Artists

NEW! City of Durham
Seeking applications for murals and/or groundplane art at four City of Durham parks. Honorarium.
Deadline: May 16
For more information: https://durhamnc.gov/2984/Durham-Calls-for-Artists

NEW! The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth
Seeking proposals from artists and designers for the Long Branch Trail Mural Wall. 
Deadline: May 25
For more information: cnew@intothehearts.org

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! Arteless Creative Center, Hameenkyro, Finland
Seeking multi-genre applications for the Silence Awareness residency program. Residency fees.
Deadline: May 30
For more information: www.arteles.org

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/

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece
Seeking applications for 2018 residencies.
Deadline: Rolling
For more information:
https://skopartfoundation.org/

Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines
Seeking entries for their Writers-in-Residence program for N.C. 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

Durham Arts Council
2018 CenterFest Arts Festival visual artist application is open. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline:
 May 1
For more information: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6334

The Arts Council of Henderson County, Hendersonville
Accepting artist vendor applications for 59th annual Art on Main fine art and craft festival. Cash awards and non-cash awards.
Deadline: May 1
For more information: www.acofhc.org

Mooresville Arts Gallery
Arts at The Mill is a three-day arts festival in downtown Mooresville; festival takes place June 15-17. Entry fee and juried event.
Deadline: May 18
For more information: https://artsatthemill.com

Town of Chapel Hill
Seeking submissions for the juried artist market at Festifall. Fees.
Deadline: May 31
For more information:
http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/

African American Cultural Festival, Raleigh
Seeking jury submissions from artists and artisans for festival’s 2018 Art Gallery Walk. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: June 1
For more information: http://aacfestival.org

VISUAL ART  

Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, Ky.
Seeking 2D and 3D works for group juried exhibition, The Figure Revealed. Entry fee.
Deadline: April 27
For more information: kaviargallery@gmail.com

The Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex
Seeking submissions for a Latino Arts Exhibition; artists must be of Latino descent or from a Latino country. Exhibition of work. 
Deadline: April 28
For more information: mimi.vincent@apexnc.org

Ollies, Wake Forest
Seeking submissions for Juried Small Works Art Exhibition "Thinking Big" 2-D visual art showcasing small works in a variety of styles and mediums. Entry fee, Cash awards, Non-cash awards.
Deadline: April 29
For more information: www.ollieswf.com

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
Acccepting submissions for the 54th Annual National Juried Exhibition "DIMENSIONS".
Deadline: April 30
For more informationhttp://www.associatedartists.org/dimensions-2018/

Surface Design, Las Vegas, N.M.
Seeking student artist submissions annual juried art show, Future Tense II. Entry fee.
Deadline: May 1
For more information: www.surfacedesign.org

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Seeking artists for a juried exhibition of contemporary printmaking. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: May 1
For more information:
http://www.sloma.org/files/Pressing%20Matters%202018%20CFE_fillable.pdf

Craven Arts Council & Gallery, New Bern
Seeking artwork inspired by submitted poetry. Non-cash awards.
Deadline: May 3
For more information: http://www.cravenarts.org/poetry-art.html

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
VAE in partnership with United Arts Council is accepting submissions for juried exhibition as part of the artist United project. Entry fee.
Deadline: May 7
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions

NEW! The Joel Fund/Operation A.R.T.
Seeking artists to teach art classes to veterans and their families. Hourly pay.
Deadline: May 10
For more information: www.thejoelfund.org

NEW! Horizon Art Productions, Rosewood
Seeking submissions for the grand opening exhibition of new art gallery. Free entry. 
Deadline: May 10
For more information: www.horizonart.org

Artspace, Raleigh
Seeking North Carolina artist submissions for exhibition. Entry fee and exhibition of work.
Deadline: May 15
For more information: http://artspacenc.org/artists/opportunities/call-for-exhibitions/fresh

The Hopper Prize, Delaware Valley, Del.
Seeking applications for the Hopper Prize individual artist grants. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: May 15
For more information:
https://hopperprize.org/

NEW! The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colo.
Seeking contemporary photography and photo-based work for exhibition, Center Forward. Entry fee, cash awards, and non-cash awards. 
Deadline: May 20
For more information: http://bit.ly/CenterForward18

Sunset Vision, Sunset Beach
Seeking submissions that showcase the distinctiveness of Brunswick County. Entry fee, cash awards and non-cash awards.
Deadline: May 25
For more information: http://www.sunsetvision.org/2018-art-show

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Accepting submissions for exhibition, Pet the Zoo. Entry fee.
Deadline: May 26
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions

Locust Projects, Miami, Fla.
Seeking submissions for 20th anniversary exhibition. Honorarium.
Deadline: May 31
For more information: https://locustprojects.submittable.com/submit/110890/open-call-for-20-20-exhibition-opening-in-september-2018

Mooresvillearts
Registration open for NC Plein Air Open Paint Out Event; exhibition at Mooresville Art Depot. Entry fee, cash awards, and exhibition.
Deadline: June 1
For more information:https://mooresvillearts.org/plein-air-information

ZaPow Inc., Charlotte 
Seeking submissions for open juried show, Tin to Plastic: The Toys That Made Us. Entry free, exhibition, and cash awards.  
Deadline: June 9
For more information: http://tintoplatstic-thetoysthatmadeus.artcall.org 

Harper College, Palatine, Ill.
Accepting small-work entries for the Harper College National Juried Exhibition. Entry fee, publication, non-cash awards, and exhibition of work.
Deadline: June 15
For more information: http://www.harpercollege.edu/smallworks

Sunny Art Centre, London, U.K.
Seeking submission for the Sunny Art Prize. Entry fee.
Deadline: June 20
For more information:
https://www.sunnyartcenter.com

NEW! The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Vt.
Accepting proposals for SculptFest 2018.
Deadline: June 22
For more information: https://carvingstudio.org/?p=89

Asheville Art Museum
Seeking contemporary submissions for the exhibition Appalachia Now! an interdisciplinary survey of contemporary art in Southern Appalachia.
Deadline: June 30
For more information:
www.ashevilleart.org 

Historic Banner Elk School
Seeking applications for the co-op Banner Elk Artists Gallery. 
Deadline: June 30
For more information:
beartistsgallery.com

Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro
Seeking artists for the 2019 calendar year to exhibit artwork in the Sara Smith Self Gallery. 
Deadline: June 30
For more information: http://www.randolphartsguild.com/programs/gallery/

NEW! Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte
Seeking submissions for the Central Piedmont Community College's Ross Art Gallery; submissions may include 2D and 3D artworks. Stipend.
Deadline: July 21
For more information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5172

NEW! Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, Atlanta, Ga. 
Accepting entries for a juried student exhibition of creative work in fiber arts. Entry fee, cash awards, and non-cash awards.
Deadline: July 21
For more information: http://fiberartsalliance.org/

Sausalito Art Festival, Colo.
Seeking submissions for Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition: The American Icon Art Competition. Entry fee, cash awards and exhibition.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://sausalitoartfestival.org/american-icon-art-competition/

SouthWest Artists, Inc., Mena, Ark.
Seeking submissions for the 4th Annual Juried Art of the Heartland Competition. Entry fee, cash awards, and non-cash awards. 
Deadline: August 15
For more information: http://theartoftheheartland.com/

Aesthetica, United Kingdom
Accepting submissions for the Aesthetica Art Prize. Entry fee, publication, and exhibition. 
Deadline: August 31
For more information: http://www.associatedartists.org/dimensions-2018/

Engage Art, Charlotte
Seeking submissions for multi-genre juried art contest. Cash awards. 
Deadline: September 28
For more information: http://www.engageart.org 

CGTrader
Accepting submissions for online digital art competition. Non-cash awards and publication.
Deadline: September 30
For more information: https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition

UGallery, San Francisco, Calif.
Accepting applications for online gallery.
Deadline: December 31
For more information: https://www.ugallery.com/ 

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

GreenHill, Greensboro
Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities. 
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: http://www.greenhillnc.org/artist-guidellines

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

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Provides interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 
For more information: https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant/


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