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 Arts, Residencies, Stores, Sales & Shows, and Visual Arts. Click on the DEADLINE heading to sort the opportunities by due date.

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 The Imperial Centre for the Arts & SciencesRocky Mount

Call for entries for the 2019 juried Handcrafted Exhibition. Entry fee, exhibition of work, cash awards.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Film North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleigh, NC

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is officially accepting entries for the fifth annual Longleaf Film Festival. Cash and non-cash awards.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Film Sciarts Festival of New Plays Baton Rouge, Louisiana

LSU School of Theatre and LSU College of Science invites submissions for consideration for the inaugural season of our reading series exploring the intersection of art and science. Cash and non-cash awards.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Film Southern Documentary FundDurham

With assistance from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Southern Documentary Fund is accepting applications for the North Carolina Grant. This is an opportunity available for NC-based makers and makers telling nuanced, compelling stories in North Carolina.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Film The Fledgling Fund

Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication.
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 Craven Arts Council & GalleryNew Bern

CAC&G seeking poetry inspired by Juried Art show. 

Entry fee, Cash awards, Publication.
Friday, September 28, 2018
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 LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Marcus Harris Poetry Fellowship

Established by internationally renowned poet and philanthropist Marcus Harris, the fellowship is designed to encourage young poets to pursue further writing and publishing efforts. One (1) $500 fellowship will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s writing sample.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Literary Arts Maryland Literary Review

Accepting submissions for literary review. Cash prizes and publication. Must be a member to view opportunity.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Literary Arts New Letters

Accepting submissions for the New Letters Publication Award in Fiction. Story topic: Children. Stories may not exceed 8,000 words. Registration fee, cash award, and publication.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Literary Arts Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts Highland Heights, KY

Attention playwrights! Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts is once again calling for submissions for its award-winning, 19th Biennial Year End Series Festival of New Plays - THE Y.E.S. FESTIVAL.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Literary Arts Pitt Community CollegeWinterville, NC

Accepting submissions for the 2018 Reedy Branch Review, the online journal for Pitt Community College.

Reedy Branch Review
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Literary Arts Southeastern College Art Conference

Seeking submissions of reviews of exhibitions on view within six months of submission date. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Split this Rock

Accepting submissions for the Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest. Cash awards and publication.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Literary Arts The Black Mountain PressAsheville, NC

Seeking poetry submissions to be considered for book publication. Entry fee, cash awards, non-cash awards, publication, and stipend.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Literary Arts The Black Mountain PressAsheville, NC

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.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Literary Arts University of GeorgiaAthens, GA

Accepting multi-genre submissions for The Georgia Review. Application fee, publication.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Greensboro Fringe FestivalGreensboro

The Greensboro Fringe Festival is taking applications for its 17th Annual Festival to be held in January and February 2019. The Greensboro Fringe Festival is a Live Arts Festival that presents new theater, dance, and music.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Multidisciplinary Roots Artist Registry

Roots Artist Registry is an online registry and directory of visual, performing, and literary artists. Listing fee.
Multidisciplinary The Awesome Foundation, Raleigh-Durham ChapterRaleigh-Durham, NC

Seeking grant submissions; applicants must submit project proposals designated for the Triangle area. Cash awards.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Multidisciplinary The Schuykill CenterPhiladelphia, PA

The Schuylkill Center’s environmental art department accepts submissions of environmentally themed visual artwork. Entry free. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Town of Cary

Now accepting applications for exhibitions in early 2019 into 2020.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Multidisciplinary UNC-WilmingtonWilmington, NC

Accepting art submissions in any medium for its online interdisciplinary journal the Palaver. Publication.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Multidisciplinary University of North Carolina - WilmingtonOnline

Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program; we seek 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.
Friday, September 14, 2018
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
Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

Accepting exhibition proposals for gallery space. Honorarium and non-cash awards.
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 Creative Capital FoundationOnline

Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, online Creative Capital workshop led by Brian Tate.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Professional Development Creative Capital FoundationOnline

Website, Blog & Email Essentials, online professional development workshop led by Sue Schaffner.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Professional Development Creative Capital FoundationOnline

Effective Negotiation for Artists, online workshop led by Kirby Tepper.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Professional Development Creative Capital FoundationOnline

Kickstarter School, online professional development workshop led by David Sharp.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Professional Development Durham Arts CouncilDurham

The Durham Arts Council is accepting applications for their 2019 Emerging Artists Grants.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Professional Development Japan FoundationNew York, NY

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
Professional Development Princeton Arts FellowshipPrinceton, New Jersey

The Princeton Arts Fellows is looking for early career artists working in creative writing, dance, music, theater, and visual arts. The Fellowship lasts for two 10-month academic years and comes with an $82,000 salary for each year.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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 The Hopper PrizeDover, Del.

Grant Opportunity: The Hopper Prize is seeking submissions for $1,000.00 individual artist grants, juried by renowned contemporary art curators. Entry fee, Cash awards, Non-cash awards.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Professional Development The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

Offering online courses and certificate program in cultural planning and development. Fees.
Public Art Emerge Gallery & Art CenterGreenville

The Pitt County Arts Council, in collaboration with the Civic Arts Committee and the City of Greenville, NC, invites visual/graphic artists located nationwide to create an original design for the 5 Points Archway Public Art Project. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Public Art Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville University and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville seek an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install a large-scale, dynamic, site-specific artwork for a newly constructed roundabout.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Public Art Z. Smith Reynolds FoundationNorth Carolina

Accepting letters of intent for the Inclusive Public Art project. This initiative aims to include historically marginalized people in the decision-making processes about art in public places and is intended to spark healthy dialogue.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Public Art Z. Smith Reynolds FoundationWinston-Salem

Seeking letters of Intent for the Inclusive Public Art initiative, which is intended to share stories of diversity, equality, inclusion and equity as they relate to the people and places of North Carolina, especially those whose stories are often untold. Cash awards.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Residencies ArtspaceRaleigh

Accepting applications for the Pop in Artist Residency. This program provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity, a $1500 stipend, and an exhibition immediately following the residency. During the residency period, the artist must engage with the Raleigh community through a collaborative project or through teaching a workshop. $25 application fee.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Residencies ArtspaceRaleigh

Accepting applications for the Summer Artist in Residence program. This residency provides an artist with a month-long studio opportunity in Gallery One, a $2000 stipend plus housing budget, and an exhibition immediately following the residency. During the residency, the artist is expected to maintain open studio hours, interact with the community, and give an artist talk. Teaching opportunities are also available. $25 application fee.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Residencies ArtspaceRaleigh

Accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Artist Residency program. This is a month-long studio opportunity and $2,000 stipend (paid at the end of the residency) to work on a project of his/her choice and to interact with the public and the artist community.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Residencies AzuleAsheville, NC

Azule has a residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Fees. Quarterly deadlines on March 1, May 15, August 15, and November 1.
Residencies Keshet Makers Space ExperienceAlbuquerque, NM

Accepting applications for a 10-day residency meant for dancers and choreographers. It comes with studio rehearsal space, daily master classes, business workshops specific to performing arts entrepreneurs, and housing for artists out of town.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Residencies Spin Art ResidencyIbiza, Spain

Accepting emerging and established artist applications for residency program.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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.
Visual Arts Agora GalleryNew York, NY

Photographers are invited to enter the second annual Chelsea International Photography Competition. Entry fee, Cash awards, Publication, Honorarium.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Visual Arts Agora GalleryNew York, NY

Photographers are invited to enter the second annual Chelsea International Photography Competition.

Entry fee, Cash awards, Publication, Honorarium.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Visual Arts Art Room GalleryOnline

Accepting submissions for the “Colors” Online Art Competition. Entry fee.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
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 ArtzineSeville, Spain

Seeking submissions for the Artzine Art Prize 2018.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Visual Arts Cameron Art MuseumWilmington

Seeking artist submissions for CAM's annual lantern exhibition "Illumination 2018". 

Entry fee, Cash awards.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Visual Arts CGTrader

Accepting submissions for online digital art competition. Non-cash awards and publication.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
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 Engage ArtCharlotte, NC

Seeking submissions for multi-genre juried art contest. Cash awards.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Visual Arts Flower City Arts CenterRochester, N.Y.

Seeking submissions for the Family Photographs National Juried Photography Exhibition. 

Entry fee, Cash awards.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Visual Arts Grace Centre GalleryMills River

Grace Centre Gallery is seeking submissions of all visual arts mediums for the 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

Entry fee, Cash awards.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities.
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 LeNola ArtAlbemarle

Seeking submission for Juried Visual Art Contests. Entry fee, Cash awards, Non-cash awards, Publication, Stipend, and Honorarium.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Visual Arts Mission Health Hospital for Advanced Medicine Asheville

Mission Health, in partnership with EL Design Studios & Gallery VI, is recruiting all artist, galleries and art organizations for work that may be considered for purchase and display at the new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine. Artists must reside in the Western part of North Carolina.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Visual Arts Startup Art Fair LLCLos Angeles, Calif.

Seeking submission from professional artists nationally for our juried hotel art fair taking place in Los Angeles from January 25-27, 2019. 

Entry fee, Exhibitor Fees
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Visual Arts 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.
Visual Arts The United States MintWashington, D.C.

Seeking artists to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program; the Artistic Infusion Program Invites artists to design coins and medals.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Visual Arts UGallerySan Francisco, CA

Accepting applications for online gallery.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Visual Arts Visual Art ExchangeRaleigh, NC

Seeking submissions for group exhibition entitled En Masse; artists must be VAE members. Entry fee.
Saturday, December 1, 2018