Artist Opportunities

Volis Simpson Wirlygig

The North Carolina 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.

If you would like us to include your artists opportunity please submit it here. If you would like to subscribe to our Artist Opportunities or ArtMatters Newsletter, please sign up here.

Artist working and living in North Carolina are encouraged to take a look at our Regional Artist Project Grant programs for more listings of opportunities offered every fiscal year.

Our opportunities list is divided into the following categories: Craft, Film, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary, Organizations, Performing Arts, Professional Development, Public Art, Residencies, Stores, Sales & Shows, and Visual Arts. Click on the DEADLINE heading to sort the opportunities by due date.
Opportunities provided by the NC Public Art Network will be designated by an asterisk (*) in the Public Art category.

Category Organization Deadline
Craft ClaymakersDurham

Apply to be a new exhibitor at Claymakers; rolling application.
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. Protector Online - The Artist’s Guides to Emergencies
Craft Northern Clay CenterMinneapolis, MN

Northern Clay Center continually solicits guest curators and exhibition opportunities for the Emily Galusha Gallery.
Craft Pocosin Arts Workshop ScholarshipColumbia, NC

Through our special referral, students can attend a five-day workshop with housing in a quad room for a total of $235. Students are responsible for workshop materials and may prepare their meals in Pocosin's shared kitchen. (Full tuition and housing in a quad without the special is approx. $780.) There are also special rates for our 10-day workshop with Arthur Hash as well as our two-day workshops.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Film CineOdysseey Film FestivalCharlotte

Seeking submissions of films produced, directed, and starring a person who is of African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, Native American, or African American descent. If producer or director is not a person of color, the film must at least star or prominently feature actors/actresses of the above ethnicities. The festival is July 18-20 in Charlotte, NC.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Film CucalorusWilmington

Cucalorus Film is open for submissions! We’re looking for original works, world premieres, secret videos, and amazing love bombs!!! Creative crowd surfing encouraged.
Film Follow Focus Short Documentary Grant

This is a new grant for a short documentary film entering post-production. The selected finalist will receive $10,000 for to finish a cinematic documentary film and the opportunity to screen at Camden International Film Festival.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Film Murze Summer Film FestivalCharlotte

This is an open call for both current and emerging artists and filmmakers, the work will be juried after the submission deadline (30th June) based on the ability to engage and captivate an audience, through the quality of film and subject matter.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Film Surfalorous Film FestivalNags Head

Accepting submissions for the 8th annual Surfalorus Film Festival. The Festival takes place September 19-21, 2019 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This three-day celebration showcases the year's best surf films, supporting the work of award winning veterans to first-time filmmakers. Surfalorus is presented by Cucalorus and the Dare County Arts Council.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Film The Fledgling Fund

Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Baldwin at Home: A Call to Writers

For a new blog series celebrating the life of James Baldwin in Saint-Paul de Vence, we are soliciting submissions of articles, book excerpts and personal essays that address the elder Baldwin, from the years 1970 to 1987.
Literary Arts Aesthetica Creative Writing AwardYork, United Kingdom

Celebrating excellence in Poetry & Short Fiction, the Award is hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. Supporting new writing talent, it presents a fantastic chance for writers to further their involvement in the literary world. There are two entry categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Works previously published are accepted and there are no limitations on themes. Publication, cash awards, and non-cash awards.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts Aesthetica Creative Writing AwardYork, England

Showcase your work to international audiences and further your involvement in the literary world by entering the @AestheticaMagazine Creative Writing Award 2019. Prizes include; £1,000 cash, publication in within an inspiring anthology and more.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication.
Literary Arts Author's Showcase

The Governor Morehead for the Blind Alumni Association is hosting an Author's Showcase as part of their annual convention on August 3, 2019, in Raleigh. There is no fee to participate in the Author's Showcase.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Literary Arts Bechdel Group Fall 2019 Workshop SeriesNew York, NY

We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts—anything in progress. Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet "complete." We typically feature 20-35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script. Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers. Your submission must: Be in progress. Pass the Bechdel Test. (You must have at least two female-identifying characters, with names, who have a full scene/conversation that is not about their romantic relationships.) Support our mission of fostering strong, complex, dynamic roles for women.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Bellevue Literary Review

The BLR seeks high-caliber, unpublished work, broadly and creatively related to our themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body.  We welcome submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.  We encourage you to read BLR before you submit.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Literary Arts Black River Chapbook Competition

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of poems or prose (including fiction, creative nonfiction, lyric essay, and prose hybrid manuscripts). Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts CRAFT

Seeking flash fiction and original short fiction for their online publication. Payment. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Craft Essays for Lucille Clifton Tribute

In celebration of Lucille Clifton, Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets ( wishes to compile an issue of craft-centric essays that honor Clifton’s work.To submit to the Clifton tribute, please email the editors. We seek essays that explore Clifton’s poetic choices—her voice, diction, figurative language, allusions, music, subject, aesthetic, risks, and so on—and explore how her poetry has influenced your own poems and/or subsequent generations’ poems. We envision—and are open to!—different approaches to the Clifton tribute. For example, one approach is to consider how one of her poems helped you better understand a specific poetic principle. Another approach is to interview someone who apprenticed with Clifton’s poetry, whose own poetic knowledge and inspiration arose from studying Clifton’s language and lines. Another approach is to consider what you learned from workshopping with Clifton, or how you introduce Clifton’s work to your own students. (Surprise us. We are excited to love—and learn from—Clifton further!)While we occasionally print longer work, we suggest essays range from 750 to 2,500 words. Please query us with your questions about subject, style, or mode. Email to submit.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Literary Arts Crook's Corner Book PrizeChapel Hill

Accepting submissions for the Crook's Corner Book Prize. Cash and non-cash prizes.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Literary Arts Diode Editions Book and Chapbooks Contest

The Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests are open April 15, 2019 through August 15, 2019. Winners will be announced by September 15, 2019! Read on below for submission information.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Literary Arts Frontier Poetry

A new online poetry journal seeking new poets. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Gibson House PressChicago, Ill.

Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts for their Fall 2019-Spring 2020 list.
Literary Arts Green Stories

We are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. If you’d prefer to create your story in a different format, click here. We will consider all genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies. Length: min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages). The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts Guy Owen Prize

For an unpublished poem. Submit 3-5 poems (10 pages maximum), $20 check or money order entry fee (includes one-year subscription), and SASE for reply only, by May 31 (postmark).
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Hamline Lit

Hamline Lit Link intends to connect current and past students within, or interested in, the realm of the English major. We are constantly looking for submissions of various types of writing. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts LGBTQ Anthology

Queerness is not uniquely coastal. Queerness is not uniquely urban. Queerness has always existed in “Flyover country,” and it still does today. Belt Publishing is excited to announce an anthology of LGBTQ stories from the Midwest and Appalachia, to be published in Fall 2020.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Literary Arts Linda Flowers Literary AwardCharlotte

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. The award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Literary Arts LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Magazine of Contemporary Art accepting submissions

THE MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART is an online publication covering visual arts from around the world. It is designed to assume an international platform where artists can be connected directly with art professionals, bringing your art to a worldwide viewership of 3.2 billion internet users. The magazine is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming issue from visual artists relating to any medium. Digital images of paintings, drawings, graphic art, 3D installations will be considered.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates engaging storytelling. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights. The script should be your original work/story. Adaptations of another author’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, or Othello will lead to disqualification. Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Literary Arts North Carolina Literary Review

Submit interviews with and critical analyses of North Carolina writers who live and write from outside the Old North State.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts North Park Playwright Festival 2019San Diego, CA

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play). We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts Phillip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award

Beginning in 2019, we will offer two awards, one for prose and one for poetry. Eligible Submissions: Any publisher, author, agent or any legal representative or an author may enter full-length books published in the 2018 calendar year. Submissions may be made in ANY GENRE. Submissions may NOT be self-published. Entering the title indicates the author’s willingness to attend and give a reading at the UCA Arkatext Literary Festival spring 2019. All work must be submitted in English. Each book must be a self-contained entity. No anthologies, collaborations, however, are acceptable.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Literary Arts Raleigh Review: Laux/Miller Poetry PrizeRaleigh

Call for Poetry for Raleigh Review's Laux/Miller Prize.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Literary Arts Sharhaj Art Foundation Publishing Grant

Sharjah Art Foundation invites artists, writers, collectives and independent publishing houses working with art publications and printed matter to apply for the FOCAL POINT Publishing Grant worth a total of $30,000. The award will provide support for individual book and print projects and/or independent set-ups that demonstrate a long-term plan for publishing books and other printed matter.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Literary Arts Southeastern College Art Conference

Seeking submissions of reviews of exhibitions on view within six months of submission date. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Spokane Prize for Short FictionSpokane, WA

Willow Springs Books is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts Stella Maris Journal

We are looking for previously unpublished pieces in all styles and genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art—works centered around queer themes. Give us your coming out story, your love wins. Flash fiction, lyric prose, and hybrid forms are welcome. We are especially interested in publishing authors based in the NC Triad area, or authors who have called the Triad their home. Submit works of fiction or nonfiction of up to 1,000 words or up to two pages of poetry.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Sunspot Literary Journal accepting submissions

Sunspot Literary Journal is dedicated to speaking truth to power by drawing on the power of every human being. We offer payment in the form of an Editor's Prize of $50. The acceptance rate for the first open call was 11.5%.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship

The Susan Laughter Meyers Fellowship in Poetry is an annual merit-based residency at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines for one North Carolina or South Carolina poet. The Fellowship is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) and the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities. Applicants will submit a single document of 5 pages of poetry. One poem per page for short poems. Poems may be previously published – we are looking for examples of the applicant’s best work. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Literary Arts The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction

The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction is open to all North Carolina writers or writers with a North Carolina connection. For fiction up to 6,000 words. Submissions will be read blind. No erotica or gratuitous violence. We are open to work that represents the full variety of humanity. We have no bias toward race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or physical limitation. Sponsored by the Weyouth Center for the Arts in Southern Pines.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Literary Arts The Washburn Chapbook Prize

The Washburn Chapbook Prize is awarded once a year to a woman or non-binary writer for a micro-chapbook. Our definition of woman includes all women, including transgender and all female-identifying individuals. Women of color and queer women are encouraged to apply.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Tolsun Books Manuscript Submissions

We accept full-length manuscripts made from pieces: poetry, short stories, flash memoir, essays, comics poetry, photo-essays, translations, hybrids, and things we've never seen before. We do not accept novels, full-length memoir, or genre pieces.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Uno Publishing Lab Prize

The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fifth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Winston-Salem Writers Flying South

- POETRY (submit up to 3 poems, 10 pages maximum)

- FICTION (including flash fiction, short story, and novel excerpt. Up to 5000 words) Each story, including flash fiction, must be submitted                  separately with fee.

- NON-FICTION (including memoir, essay, journal entries, and other creative non-fiction. Up to 3500 words)

Authors of Non-Fiction requiring identifiable names, should use pseudonyms during the judging process. If their work is accepted, they will have the opportunity to change those names prior to publication.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Multidisciplinary 2019 – 2020 VSA Emerging Young Artists ProgramWashington, DC

This call for art asks artists to plug in, to span new distances, and to see unexpected relationships. When is connection, or disconnection, most needed? What roads lead there? Overlapping stories and interconnected ideas can overwhelm or can create important new discoveries. We're asking artists for work that resonates deeply and may spur greater shared connections and understanding of our connected lives. The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, living in the United States.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Multidisciplinary 8th Annual Yadkin Arts Council Juried ExhibitionYadkinville

The Yadkin Arts Council is seeking 2D and 3D NC Artists to participate in the 8th Annual Yadkin Arts Council Juried Exhibition to be shown in the Welborn Gallery July 9 - August 30, 2019.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Multidisciplinary Artsplosure call for artistsRaleigh

Artsplosure is looking for artists who live in or near the Triangle area interested in exhibiting and selling their artwork/crafts at Live & Local Spring Fest. All work displayed or offered for sale must be of your own artistic creation.
Monday, June 3, 2019
Multidisciplinary Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Innovate GrantWilmington, DE

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. Innovate Grant distributes (2) $550.00 grants to one Visual Artist and one Photographer each quarter. In addition to receiving a grant, winners will be featured on our website.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Multidisciplinary Palaver Journal, University of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmington

Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program. The Palaver is seeking creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline, as well as art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia. Publication.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Multidisciplinary Raleigh Film and Art FestivalRaleigh

Accepting film and art submissions for the 2019 Raleigh Film and Art Festival. The Raleigh Film & Art Festival is a creative explosion and a wonderful exploration of art, music and film. This all-day event includes amazing parties showcasing painters, tattoo artists, filmmakers, jewelry makers, fashion designers, jazz, blues, R&B, neo-soul, spoken word, and panels/seminars.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Multidisciplinary Roots Artist Registry

Roots Artist Registry is an online registry and directory of visual, performing, and literary artists. Listing fee.
Multidisciplinary The Hopper PrizeDover, DE

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $10,000.00 USD. Rolling.
Multidisciplinary The Schuykill CenterPhiladelphia, PA

The Schuylkill Center’s environmental art department accepts submissions of environmentally themed visual artwork. Entry free. Rolling deadline.
Organizations Downtown RaleighRaleigh, NC

Seeking applicants to showcase their work in a unique outdoor environment. Rolling deadline.
Organizations NYFANew York, NY

Emerging organizations can apply for fiscal sponsorship through NYFA. Fees. Dealines on June 30, September 30, December 31, and March 31
Performing Arts CenterFest 2019 Performing Artists CallDurham

CenterFest 2019 performing artist applications are now OPEN! Apply for an opportunity to participate in Durham’s signature arts festival no later than June 14, 2019.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Performing Arts CucalorousWilmington

Cucalorus has a long history of showcasing outlandish, alternative, heartwarming and original new performers. Cucalorus Stage is now open for submissions and is looking for original performances and productions: standup, storytelling, music, cabaret, theatre, comedy, happenings, installations, live art, and more. Early deadline is May 22, regular deadline is June 19. Entry fee.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Performing Arts Latino Public Broadcasting Funding Cycle

The Latino Public Broadcasting Funding Cycle is now accepting applications for two funding initiatives, the Public Media Content Fund and the Current Issues Fund. This is an open invitation to independent producers to submit between $40,000 and $100,000, exploring a range of topics on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans.
Monday, June 3, 2019
Performing Arts Manbites Dog Theater Company GrantsDurham

Manbites Dog Theater Company — through its Theater Fund — will award grants to theater artists and organizations for the 2019-20 fiscal year to encourage and support theater productions in the Triangle region (Durham, Wake, Orange, and Chatham Counties). Projects must take place between September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Performing Arts Terem Crossover International Music CompetitionSt. Petersburg, Russia

Terem Quartet has announced the dates for the Sixth TEREM CROSSOVER International Music Competition. The Competition will be held on October 22-25, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Competition supported by the Government of St. Petersburg is open to instrumental, vocal and mixed ensembles of 3-8 members, from any country. The minimum age of ensemble members is 18 years, the maximum age is not limited.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Performing Arts The Music Project: NC Gold AlbumRutherfordton

The Music Project: NC Gold Album is open to all singer/songwriters with a deep connection to North Carolina. We are looking for original songs written for or inspired by NC. You may have the opportunity to perform at the Official NC Gold Festival in Old Fort, NC June 1st. If your song is chosen it will be on the album to be released world-wide in the fall of 2019.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

Accepting exhibition proposals for gallery space. Honorarium and non-cash awards.
Professional Development Accessible Dance Workshop with Axis DanceDurham

This day-long workshop will give participants a way to explore dance forms through varying bodies and abilities, and gain skills to implement in their teaching practices. There will also be sharing and networking among the dance community on how to connect and promote accessible dance.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Professional Development Asheville Area Arts CouncilAsheville, NC

Offering one-on-one Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions for artist entrepreneurs.
Professional Development 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.
Professional Development Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Offering professional development courses through their podcasts, Thriving Artist.
Professional Development 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.
Professional Development CucalorousWilmington

Accepting application for the The Works-in-Progress lab; program supports social justice documentaries by African American filmmakers. Filmmakers explore audience engagement strategies through workshops, consultations, and screenings.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Professional Development Diamante Arts Leadership Institute (DALI)Cary

Diamante Arts and Cultural Center offers the Diamante Arts Leadership Institute (DALI), a year-long program in arts capacity building and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful engagement practices in the arts. Modeled in part after the NALAC Leadership Institute and revised to meet the needs of Latino/Hispanic arts professionals in North Carolina,DALI will provide a dynamic learning environment that cultivates a familiar, inclusive cultural space that provides artists, arts managers, and cultural promoters the support and knowledge to prepare creative, strategic and nimble cultural leaders.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
Professional Development 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.
Professional Development Sunny Art Prize 2019London, U.K.

One of the most inclusive and diverse open submission prizes in London, the Sunny Art Prize offers unique exposure for both emerging and established artists to an audience spanning two continents. Created around the Sunny Art Centre’s unparalleled links between London, Beijing, Guangzhou and Macau, the prize winners will not only enjoy a month-long residency in China, but also the opportunity to exhibit both in our central London gallery and in prestigious galleries in China. Cash prize, residency, exhibition of work, and non-cash prizes.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Professional Development The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

Offering online courses and certificate program in cultural planning and development. Fees.
Professional Development TheatreFESTivalRaleigh

On June 15, 2019 from 1-5pm NC State and University Theatre will pull back the curtain for a never before seen glimpse of live theatre. TheatreFESTival is a casual open house experience allowing the audience backstage to see the magic behind live performance.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Professional Development VAE RaleighRaleigh

Accepting applications for The Awesome Foundation Grants. The Raleigh-Durham chapter of the Awesome Foundation is a program of VAE Raleigh, with grants being funded with our amazing group of Trustees. Our chapter wants to fund creative ideas that are specific, public, and spark thought in a meaningful way for the Triangle community.
Public Art Outdoor Sculpture WalkBlowing Rock

Up to 50 sculptors will be selected to participate in the Sculpture Walk surrounding Chetola Lake in Blowing Rock, NC. The Sculpture Walk on Chetola Lake is a national competitive exhibition offering emerging, mid-career and professional sculptors a notable venue. All types and manner of sculpture are accepted including site specific installations, with preference given to mid and large-scale works. Applicants will be automically enrolled for consideration in a permanent sculpture placement along the Interstate 321 corridor. The sculpture walk will take place on August 9-11, 2019.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Public Art Traffic Signal Boxes for Downtown BelmontBelmont

Open to North Carolina artists, photographers, designers and artist teams, to create art for boxes located across the three Belmont districts. Seven artworks will be selected from the total digital submissions to be printed on high quality vinyl wraps which will be professionally installed on seven utility and traffic signal boxes. Creators of the seven selected artworks will be given an honorarium of $350.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Residencies 2020 Elsewhere ResidencyGreensboro

Elsewhere is now accepting applications for 2020 Residencies from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines. Elsewhere is an unparalleled site for creative inquiry, join in the experiment of building new futures from old things!
Monday, July 8, 2019
Residencies Dance Project Artist in ResidenceGreensboro

This Artist Residency is designed for choreographers–both seasoned artists and those newly emerging– who are looking to create new work and/or explore new territory, and do not otherwise have affordable access to adequate rehearsal space. Interdisciplinary artists and artists interested in community-based practices are strongly encouraged to apply, along with choreographers working in more formal dance practices.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Residencies Silence Awareness ExistenceHämeenkyrö, Pirkanmaa, Finland

Silence Awareness Existence is a residency program in Finland for artists, researchers and creative professionals, wanting to retreat into silence in nature. The program brings together a group of artists attuned to the theme to share a focused and mindful residency in the middle of the Nordic winter.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Residencies STARworks Clay StudioStar, NC

The STARworks Clay Studio is accepting applications for residency positions of one to six months duration.  The residency allows artists the opportunity to expand studio practices, and experiment with a stipend of STARworks manufactured local clay and work with visiting artists and the opportunity to become connected with nearby Seagrove, NC potters.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Residencies The BascomHighlands, NC

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.
Residencies The Skopelos Foundation for the ArtsGreece

Seeking applications for 2018 residencies. Rolling deadlines.
Residencies Vermont Studio CenterJohnson, 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. Rolling deadline.
Residencies Weymouth Center for the Arts and HumanitiesSouthern Pines, NC

Seeking entries for their Writers-in-Residence program for N.C. natives, current residents, or those with significant ties to the state. Rolling deadlines.
Residencies Women’s Studio WorkshopRosendale, NY

Offering various residencies and internships in printmaking, book arts, ceramics, and photography.
Stores, Sales & Shows African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake CountyRaleigh

Accepting artists' applications for the Vendor Marketplace at the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County. The event will take place August 31 - September 1, 2019.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Art on the Trail by TRAATravelers Rest, SC

In its 8th year, Art on the Trail attracts visitors to both Travelers Rest and Greenville (home to Artisphere, one of the top 5 art festivals in the country) and this year it is being reimagined with fresh, new elements and unique opportunities for artists and guests alike. Most notably, the art market is returning to Swamp Rabbit Trail which runs right through downtown, and how more than 500,000 users stroll, bike, and transit around the quaint and trendy town of “TR”.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Mooresville ArtsMooresville

Arts at The Mill retuns November 8-10, 2019. Arts at The Mill is a three-day indoor fine arts festival held at the historic Mill in downtown Mooresville, NC, allowing nationally-selected artists to display and sell original art. The festival is jointly promoted and organized by The Mill and Mooresville Arts. This will be a juried event, with space for up to 80 artists/booths. Early-bird applications are accepted through April 5th with the final application deadline on August 2nd.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Transylvania Community Arts CouncilBrevard

Call for Artists - The Transylvania Community Arts Council will present the 47th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on Main Street during the 4th of July Celebration. TC Arts Council juries in more than 40+ professional visual artists from the Southeast who sell their artwork on Main Street. The event takes place on Main Street in downtown Brevard, in conjunction with the Heart of Brevard's annual 4th of July Celebration and the Transylvania Region AACA Classic Car Show. A Duck Race and Fireworks will be held that night at Brevard College. For more information art vendors should call 828-884-2787 or email
Monday, June 10, 2019
Visual Arts 2019 Summer Regional Art ShowSouthport, NC

The annual juried Summer Regional Art Show will open on June 24, 2019 at Franklin Square Gallery. Registration is online. Each artist may enter two pieces of art (any combination of 2D and 3D).
Friday, June 7, 2019
Visual Arts 39th Annual FINE ARTS FESTIVALMoore County

The Arts Council created the Fine Arts Festival in 1980 to provide incentive for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork. The festival has since grown into a major exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. The event also includes an art competition where the entries are judged and cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Visual Arts 42nd Harper College National Juried ExhibitionPalatine, IL

Call for Entries - Small Works: 42nd Harper College National Juried Exhibition! "Small Works" is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame).
Monday, June 10, 2019
Visual Arts African American Cultural Festival Call for VendorsRaleigh

Applications open for the Marketplace at the African American Cultural Festival on Labor Day Weekend.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Visual Arts Art in Times of Anxiety: 10th Annual International Juried ExhibitionPembroke

All interpretations of the theme , “Art in Times of Anxiety,”  are welcome in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches.  Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Composition, technique, style, expression, and craft will be considered in the selection process.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Visual Arts 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. Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County accepting submissionsFayetteville

The Arts Council is accepting submissions for our upcoming exhibition, Reclaimed!, featuring artwork created from found objects or repurposed materials. Sponsored by Waste Management and The City of Fayetteville's Environmental Services Department.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Visual Arts Ashland University Exhibition: COMPASSIONAshland, OH

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery seeks works that embody the art of healing for the exhibition entitled COMPASSION: The Art of Healing. The theme of the exhibition focuses on the humanitarian nature of the healing process as seen through the arts.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Visual Arts Call for Artists and ScientistsSummer Lake, OR

Oak Spring Garden Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent to for a 2020 place-based project in the Virginia Piedmont that relates to the American chestnut tree.

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OSGF) calls for arts and science collaborations to create a site-specific sculpture at the Oak Spring estate in the Virginia Piedmont. The work product will address the story of the American chestnut tree. Letters of Intent are requested by July 29, 2019.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Visual Arts Coined in the South Juried Art ShowCharlotte

The Young Affiliates, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, will host our fourth annual juried art show, “Coined in the South”, at the museum’s uptown location from October 11, 2019 - February 16, 2020.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Visual Arts CPCC Art Galleries: 2019 Annual Juried ShowCharlotte

The CPCC Art Gallery provides an opportunity for artists to exhibit their paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and other work on the CPCC Campus and to the Charlotte community.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Visual Arts Durham Art GuildDurham

Art@Work is a newer DAG program designed to connect local artists to local businesses. The primary goal being to sell (or lease) local art to local businesses to be displayed in their corporate offices and private or public buildings. Membership fee and non-cash awards.
Visual Arts Durham County LibraryDurham

Calling all artists (photographers, quilters, sculptors, new media and digital artists, etc.). Have your work exhibited at Durham County Library.
Visual Arts Embracing Our Differences seeking submissionsSarasota, FL

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories totaling $3000.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Visual Arts Foothills Folk Art FestivalNewton

The Foothills Folk Art Festival is now accepting artist applications for the juried festival, which will be held in Downtown Newton on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities.
Visual Arts Hillsborough Arts Council Call for Gallery Exhibitors 2020Hillsborough

The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery’s mission is to empower local artists to forge productive cultural and socio-economic ties with their community through professional exhibit opportunities in HAC Gallery. We are a gallery founded on the principle that art is a vehicle for intellectual, cultural, and socio-economic growth and that it is the community’s responsibility to collectively support the arts. We provide a free space with no commercial pressure so that you can make your best work and actively engage with this community in the way you choose. Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts Imagine Museum PIVOT ExhibitionSt. Petersburg, FL

Imagine Museum seeks inspirational works for our upcoming exhibition entitled PIVOT. The aim of the exhibition is to display works of art which reveal a “Pivotal” moment in the artist career path, process, and/or artistic direction. Work that represents a bold, new path of expression by the artist and communicates this shift in a visual exchange between artist and viewer.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Visual Arts Iversen Center for Faith Request for ProposalsSt. Paul, MN

Are you an artist with an interest in portraying the spiritual through the visual arts? The University of St. Thomas invites artists to submit proposals for original artwork to be included as part of the new multi-denominational Iversen Center for Faith, located on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Visual Arts 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.
Visual Arts LibertyTown Arts WorkshopFredericksburg, VA

CALLING ALL CELL PHONE PHO-TOGS!!! Camera phone technology and the accessibility of cell phones has changed people’s abilities to take photos. Along with better cell phone camera technologies, apps to edit photos, and the use of photos in social media, our world has become visually more expressive with the use of pictures. For this month’s show we want to celebrate the art of the “cell phone photograph”.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Visual Arts North Carolina Botanical Garden seeking submissionsChapel Hill

The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC is seeking submissions for its 31st annual exhibit of Sculpture in the Garden. The show unites 3D, outdoor work in a variety of sizes and media with the curated landscapes of NCBG. Sculpture in the Garden runs from mid-September through mid-December and is free and open to the public.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Visual Arts Prisma International Art Prize

The cultural association Il Varco is glad to announce its 1st PRISMA Art Prize, an exhibition entirely organized by artists for the artists. A painting competition with $2000 plus in Cash Awards and many other prizes, which takes place seasonally and yearly in Rome.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Visual Arts Sunset VisionSunset Beach

As part of its fundraising efforts, Sunset Vision invites artists from all backgrounds to submit work for our 3rd annual Art Show and Sale. Inspired by the theme, Coastal Visions, this exhibit seeks to challenge and arouse the way we see our beautiful coastal surroundings, whether through geography, people, personal, historical, or otherwise. Entry fee, cash and non-cash awards.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Visual Arts Tarboro Development CorporationTarboro

The Tarboro Development Corporation (TDC), an affiliate of the North Carolina Main Street Program, is currently accepting designs for a logo. The logo, which will represent the corporation as a whole, will be used on marketing and promotional material including TDC’s website, social media, downtown brochures, and materials promoting events organized by the corporation such as the Summer Music Series, Hometown Homecoming, New Year’s Ball Drop, and Spring Fling.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Visual Arts The Carrack Call for ArtDurham

The Carrack is seeking tiny art submissions for their second "Sticky Note Show" that also helps to raise funds for their mission. Rolling delivery with a final delivery date of June 23.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Visual Arts The Painting CenterNew York, NY

Artist/Educators are invited to submit to a juried exhibition highlighting their work at The Painting Center, an artist run, non-profit art gallery in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. Patterns of Influence will be highly publicized with a digital catalogue featuring the artists' images and personal statements addressing the interrelationship of their artistic and teaching practices. The Painting Center is interested in work in all media (under 36” in any direction) by artist/educators for this juried exhibition, which will take place from July 16 through August 10, 2019. Entry fee.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Visual Arts Touchstone Galleries: Call for Entries for "America is..."Washington, DC

CALL FOR ENTRIES National Juried Show "America Is ..." Artists are asked to submit artwork that will Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?
Monday, June 10, 2019
Visual Arts Touchstone Gallery Call for EntriesWashington, DC

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, located in a modern street-level space in downtown Washington, DC is seeking entries for "America Is ..." a National Juried Show scheduled for August 2 - 29, 2019. Artists are asked to submit artwork that will Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?
Monday, June 10, 2019
Visual Arts Transylvania Community Arts CouncilBrevard

Call for Photographers - The TC Arts Council and the Heart of Brevard present the 15th Annual White Squirrel Photography Contest, as part of the White Squirrel Festival Weekend in Brevard, NC (May 24 – 26). Visit website to learn more about contest rules. Entry fee.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Visual Arts Transylvania Community Arts CouncilBrevard

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has placed a call for artists to enter this open show with the theme “Small Wonders – Small Works”.  All mediums will be accepted, artwork just needs to fit the theme. The exhibit will run November 22 thru December 20.  For more information and to get an application call TC Arts at 828-884-2787 or email $5 entry fee for non members of TC Arts.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Visual Arts Transylvania Community Arts CouncilBrevard

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has placed a call for artists to enter this open show with the theme “Figure and Form”.  All mediums will be accepted, just needs to fit the theme. The exhibit will run September 27 thru October 18. Call or email to get an application. Artwork should be delivered with the paperwork on September 23 or 24.  An opening reception will be held on September 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm during the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk. The TC Arts Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call 828-884-2787. $5 entry fee for non members of TC Arts.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Visual Arts Transylvania Community Arts CouncilBrevard

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has placed a call for artists to enter this open show with the theme “Balance”. All mediums will be accepted, just needs to fit the theme. The exhibit will run May 24 – June 21. To get an application call TC Arts at 828-884-2787 or email Artwork should be delivered with the paperwork on May 20 or 21.  An opening reception will be held on May 24 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm during the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk. The TC Arts Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. For more information call 828-884-2787. $5 entry fee for non members of TC Arts.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Visual Arts Yadkin Arts Council 2019 Juried ExhibitionYadkinville

Yadkin Arts Council 2019 Juried Exhibition - This exhibition is a celebration of some of the finest creativity in North Carolina. Eligibility for entry is open to Fine Art artists in both 2D and 3D categories that are a minimum of 18 years of age and reside in North Carolina. $3500 in combined prizes will be awarded to the best artists!
Friday, June 7, 2019