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 Contemporary CraftPittsburg, PA

Call to Emerging CRAFT artists. Entry fee, Cash awards, Opportunity for an organization to promote your work through social medial and store representation.
Monday, December 31, 2018
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.
Film Mid Atlantic Arts FoundationBaltimore, MD

Call for submissions film submissions for the On Screen/In Person program; this program is designed to bring independent film and communities together by match-making American filmmakers with presenters from across the mid-Atlantic region. Stipend.
Friday, December 7, 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 The Fledgling Fund

Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Pan HarmoniaAsheville

Accepting poetry submission by female poets for the Chamber Music and Poetry Fusion Competition. Application fee and publication of work.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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 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 Michigan State University Press East Lansing, MI

Accepting submissions for Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, a journal devoted to publishing notable, innovative work in nonfiction. Weclome a variety of works ranging from personal essays and memoirs to literary journalism and personal criticism.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Literary Arts Pfeiffer University

Accepting multi-genre submissions for literay journal, The Phoenix.
Saturday, December 1, 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 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 Chapel Hill - Carolina QuarterlyChapel Hill

Accepting submissions for The Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize. This prize honors the best in short prose by African-American writers in North Carolina. Cash award and publication.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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.
Literary Arts Volney Road Review Youngstown, OH

Accepting submissions for literary review.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Multidisciplinary Artrooms FairRome, Italy

Call for artists; Artrooms Fair is the first international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists, innovating the way artists and buyers meet.



Dec 21 2018
Multidisciplinary Peripheral ARTeriesNew York, NY

Peripheral ARTeries is inviting entries for the competition to find the most interesting emerging worldwide artists in various fine arts disciplines. The contest, on its 10th edition, comes under the sign of collaborative networking and will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art. This opportunity is open to all proposed forms of art and media that causes people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. Peripheral ARTeries aims to give the impetus and opportunity to artists to work between the boundaries of Contemporary Art.
Thursday, January 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 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
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 ACT FESTIVAL Bilbao, Spain

ACT 2019 International Festival for Emerging Performing Artists is now open for submissions. Conditions, awards and participation form.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

Accepting exhibition proposals for gallery space. Honorarium and non-cash awards.
Professional Development Arts Education SymposiumDurham

The North Carolina Arts Council and The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. invites you to attend a professional development opportunity for arts education program facilitators, coordinators, managers and others. The symposium will offer you a chance to: enhance your skills, updates on state and national trends, experience master teaching artists, explore new partnerships, methods to attract & serve diverse audiences, and network with peers from across the state. Registration fee.
Monday, November 26, 2018
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 Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

The application for the Literary Arts Touring Grants is now open.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

Accepting applications for the Performing Arts Touring Grants. Receive support to present Southern performing artists who reside outside of your state.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

Accepting applications for Traditional Arts Touring Grants. Bring a traditional artist/ensemble and a scholar/folklorist for multi-day residencies in Southern communities.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

Accepting applications for the Dance Touring Initiative for Southern Companies.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

Accepting applications for the 2019 Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

Accepting applications for the South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellowships.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Professional Development South Arts

Accepting applications for the South Arts State Fellowship, a state-specific prize awarded to artists whose work reflects the best of the visual arts in the South.
Monday, December 3, 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 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 University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA

The Environmental Resilience Institute at the Unviersity of Virginia seeks artists to participate in Coasts in Crises: Art and Conservation in the Aftermath of Hurricanes. Event will being artists from coastal areas affected by hurricanes in 2017 and 2018. Invited artists will present their work made in the aftermath of the storms, and will have a public dialogue about the role of the arts in hurrican resilience. Application required, honorarium, and exhibition of work. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Public Art Annmarie Sculpture GardenDowell, MD

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. These studios will be set up much like a “booth,” utilizing the artist’s own supplies and equipment. Artists are encouraged to sell artwork in their booths.  In addition, artists are asked to create an activity for visitors, as simple or as complex as you wish, that will allow visitors to experiment with your materials and creative process. Entry fee.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

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

Accepting applications for the Brightwork Fellowship Program;  a residency program located within Anchorlight that focuses on service, leadership, and professional development in the visual arts.
Thursday, November 15, 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 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 ArtspaceRaleigh

Calling all artists interested in being a part of our Holiday Market on Saturday December 8, 11am-5pm! Booths are first-come, first-served are $25 members/$50 non-members.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Stores, Sales & Shows ArtsplosureRaleigh

Each fall, Artsplosure issues a “call for artists” interested in exhibiting and selling at its namesake festival held each year on the third weekend in May. All work displayed or offered for sale must be the artist’s own creation. Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2019.
Friday, February 1, 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 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 Emerge Gallery & Art CenterGreenville

The Downeast National Juried Sculpture Exhibition is located in Pitt County, North Carolina. The Exhibition has two components: a month long indoor exhibition and a year long outdoor exhibition. The Downeast Outdoor Sculpture exhibition is a joint exhibition among Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, ECU Students Activities Board, City of Greenville, Town of Winterville, Town of Farmville, Wahl-Coates School of the Arts, and the Greenville Museum of Art. Entry fee, cash awards.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities.
Visual Arts GreenHill Greensboro

Accepting submissions for outstanding emerging artists from North Carolina for the juried exhibition Constant/Change (July 26 – September 8, 2019). Exhibition of work.
Tuesday, January 15, 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 Murze New York, NY

Seeking submissions for Art for Advent. Entry fee and publication.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Visual Arts Raleigh Fine Arts SocietyRaleigh

Seeking submissions for the annual all media North Carolina Artists Exhibition.Entry fee, Cash awards, Catalog, Student Recognition.
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Visual Arts Raleigh Fine Arts SocietyRaleigh

Acceptins submissions for multi-media juried exhibition.The exhibition is scheduled for March 10- June 16, 2019 and will take place at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh. Entry fee, cash awards, and non-cash awards.
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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 UGallerySan Francisco, CA

Accepting applications for online gallery.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Visual Arts University of North Carolina Asheville Asheville

University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing. Cash award and non cash awards, exhibition of work. Entry fee.
Sunday, December 2, 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