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.

Artist opportunities may be submitted through this form

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PUBLIC ART // RESIDENCIES //STORES, SALES & SHOWS //  VISUAL ART


CRAFT

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 

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! Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, Calif.
Accepting applications for the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. Cash prizes, publication, and professional development.
Deadline: July 31
For more information: https://www.marintheatre.org/season51/new-play-program/new-play-prizes/david-calicchio-emerging-american-playwright-prize

NEW! Blue Mesa Review
Accepting submissions for literary review. Cash prizes and publication.
Deadline: August 31
For more information: https://bluemesareview.submittable.com/submit

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, York, United Kingdom
Accepting poetry and short fiction submissions for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Cash prizes, publication, and professional development.
Deadline: August 31
For more information: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/

Pitt Community College, Winterville
Accepting submissions for the 2018 Reedy Branch Review, the online journal for Pitt Community College. Publication.
Deadline: September 15
For more information: Reedy Branch Review

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

NEW! Maryland Literary Review
Accepting submissions for literary review. Cash prizes and publication.
Deadline: October 31
For more information: https://ncwriters.org/index.php/members-only/opportunities/86-multigenre/9699-maryland-literary-review

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  

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Seeking submissions for THE EVERYDAY; a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project. Entry fee.
Deadline: July 7
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org

Reedy Branch Review, Winterville
Seeking poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art submissions for the next review issue. Publication. 
Deadline: July 31
For more information: http://rbr.pittcc.edu/

Perquimas Art League, Hertford
Seeking submissions for the 8th annual juried arts and crafts show. Entry fee
Deadline: August 1
For more information: nora@design5272.com 

Craven Arts Council & Gallery, New Bern
Seeking submissions for the 2018 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition. Entry fee, cash awards, publication, and honorarium.
Deadline: August 5
For more information: http://www.cravenarts.org/boa-juried-exhibition.html

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

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
VAE Summit 2018 will include workshops and discussions on inclusivity in the arts. Summit will take place at the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park. Free registration.
Deadline: July 21
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org/vae-summit-2018

NEW! The Burke Arts Council
Accepting submissions for Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. 
Deadline: July 31
For more information: www.burkearts.org

NEW! Rosewood Art and Music Festival, Columbia, S.C.
Call for artists submissions. Entry fee and cash awards.  
Deadline: August 1
For more information: http://rosewoodfestival.com/

S&R Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Accepting applications for the 2019 Washington Award which recognizes talented young artists working in a variety of disciplines. Cash awards.
Deadline: August 3
For more information: https://sandrfoundation.org/programs/washington-award

Shedrick Enterprises, Kinston
Offering workshops in internet marketing, web design, and social media. Entry fee.
Deadline: August 14
For more information: http://shedrickenterprises.com

GreenHill, Greensboro
Accepting visual art application for the Open NC Art Review program scheduled for August 25. Artists are invited to present images of their artwork and get feedback from GreenHill Director of Curatorial & Artistic Programs, Edie Carpenter, and other arts professionals. Limited space; early registration is encouraged.
Deadline: August 17
For more information: http://www.greenhillnc.org/open-nc-art-review

NEW! National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Accepting submissions for the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Cash awards and non-cash awards.
Deadline: September 3
For more information: https://portraitcompetition.si.edu/

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 

NEW! Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
Seeking to lease 2 large round-a-about sculptures and 2 smaller sculptures. Publication and stipend.
Deadline: July 13
For more information: https://sculptureinthelandscape.com/goldsboro-2018

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

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

Startup Art Fair LLC, San Francisco, Calif.
Seeking submissions from independent artists for "tabletop" art fair. Entry fee.
Deadline: August 5
For more information: https://www.startupartfair.com/

NEW! American Craft Shows
Accepting applications for the 2019 juried American Craft Shows. Application fee. 
Deadline: August 15
For more information: https://craftcouncil.org/shows/apply

VISUAL ART  

NEW!  Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Seeking submissions for The Every Day Project. Entry fee.
Deadline: July 7
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org

Pleiades Arts Inc, Durham
Seeking submissions for Truth to Power, the 6th annual community juried show focusing on matters of social justice. Exhibition is open to North Carolina artists. 
Deadline: July 8
For more information: www.pleiadesartdurham.com

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: http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/submissions/

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/

NEW! Theatre Art Galleries, High Point
Accepting submissions for the juried exhibition, THE BICYCLE: Art Meets Form. Cash awards and non-cash awards.
Deadline: July 25
For more information: http://tagart.org/call-for-artists2 

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/

BLOOOM Award by Warsteiner, Cologne, Germany
Seeking artist applications from all over the world for Germany's largest, open, international art prize. Non-cash awards, publication, residency fees, professional development, and exhibition. 
Deadline: July 31
For more information: www.bloomawardbywarsteiner.com

Trinity Cathedral Art Festival, Sacramento, Calif.
Seeking submissions for 2nd Annual National Juried Art Show. Entry fee, cash awards, and exhibition.
Deadline: August 6
For more information: http://trinityartshow.org

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/

NEW! Transylvania Community Arts Council, Brevard
Seeking submissions for interactive works of art; artworks should be touchable and interactive friendly. Entry fee.
Deadline: August 21
For more information: http://tcarts.org/

Surface Design Association, Las Vegas, N.M.
Seeking submissions for Family Matters: 2018 Surface Design Association Annual International Exhibition in Print. Entry fee and publication.
Deadline: August 24
For more information: http://www.surfacedesign.org

NEW! Cocoon Gallery, Apex
Seeking submissions for juired exhibition, Jewelry Box 2018. Entry fee and cash awards. 
Deadline: August 27
For more information: https://www.cocoongallerync.com/juried-show-2018

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

Artzine, Seville, Spain
Seeking submissions for the Artzine Art Prize 2018.
Deadline: October 1
For more information: https://artzine.com/prize-2018

NEW! Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Seeking submissions for group exhibition entitled En Masse; artists must be VAE members. Entry fee.
Deadline: December 1
For more information: http://vaeraleigh.org

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/


Artist opportunities may be submitted through this form.

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