Artist Opportunities

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

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North Carolina Arts Council Upcoming Deadlines

Grants for Organizations Deadline: March 1
For more information: https://www.ncarts.org/resources/grants/grants-organizations

Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency Deadline: March 15
For more information: https://www.ncarts.org/invest-arts/grants-artists/mary-b-regan-community-artist-residency

Folklife Internship.Deadline: March 6
For more information: https://www.ncarts.org/invest-arts/grants-artists/folklife-internship


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CRAFT

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT.
Accepting applications for one and/or two person exhibits for the 2018 season.
Deadline: March 19
For more information:
https://carvingstudio.org/call-artists-gallery-exhibition-opportunities/

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville
Opportunity for a glass artists to establish a warm/cold glass program in fully equipped glass studio. Rent.
Deadline: March 31
For more information: jody@yadkinarts.org

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 

Long Leaf Film Festival
Seeking films made in or about North Carolina. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadlines: December 1, February 1, March 1
For more information: http://www.longleaffilmfestival.com/information/submissions

WomenCinemakers, Berlin, Germany
Seeking shorts, documentaries, and features written, directed or produced by women. Awards and publication.
Deadline: February 28
For more information: http://womencinemakers.com/

South Arts
Seeking submissions for the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Honorarium.
Deadline: January 31, March 15, March 31, April 15
For more information:
http://www.southarts.org/touring-arts/southern-circuit/submit-your-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

The Matador Review, Chicago, Ill.
Seeking submissions for the Spring 2018 publication. Entry fee.
Deadline: February 28
For more information: http://www.matadorreview.com/submissions/

The Writers’ Workshop, Asheville
Seeking submissions or the 29th Annual Poetry Contest. Entry fee and awards.
Deadline: February 28
For more information:
https://www.twwoa.org/

Arts in the Armed Forces
The Bridge Award recognizes an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the US military. Cash award.
Deadline: March 1
For more information:
https://aitaf.org/the-bridge-award/

NEW! Charlotte Writers' Club
Seeking submissions for short poems contest. Entry fee.
Deadline: March 1
For more information: http://www.charlottewritersclub.org/poetry_contest

NEW! The Rialto, London, U.K.
Seeking poetry submissions focused on the themes of nature and place. Entry fee, Cash awards and Publication.
Deadline: March 1
For more information:
https://www.therialto.co.uk/pages/nature-poetry-competition-2018/

storySouth
Seeking submissions for the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. Entry fee, cash awards and online publication.
Deadline: March 1
For more information:
www.storysouth.com

NEW! Cary Playwrights Forum + Odyssey Stage, Cary and Carrboro
Seeking submissions from playwrights for the NC Ten by Ten Festival. Production.
Deadline: March 10
For more information: www.caryplaywrightsforum.org

Colorado Review
Seeking submissions for the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: March 14
For more information:
http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/nelligan-prize/submission-guidelines/

Cold Mountain Review, Boone
Seeking submissions for the RT Smith Prize for Narrative Poetry. Entry fee, cash awards and publication.
Deadline: March 15
For more information:
www.coldmountainreview.org

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
Seeking submissions for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: http://www.wilkes.edu/academics/graduate-programs/masters-programs/creative-writing-ma-mfa/james-jones-fellowship-contest.aspx

Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Seeking the best creative nonfiction essay. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: http://msupress.org/journals/fg/steinberg/?id=50-214-6

Eastern Iowa Review
Seeking submissions for the Mary Hunter Austin Book Award. Entry fee, cash awards and publication.
Deadline: March 31
For more information:
www.portyonderpress.com

Cleveland State University Poetry Center, Ohio
Submissions for our Essay Collection Competition; the First Book Poetry Competition; and the Open Book Poetry Competition. Entry fee, cash awards and publication.
Deadline: March 31
For more information:
http://www.csupoetrycenter.com

NEW! Backbone Press, Durham
Accepting submissions for chapbook-length manuscripts during our Spring 2018 open reading period. Entry fee, Publication.
Deadline: March 31
For more information: http://backbonepress.org/

NEW! Rockvale Review
Seeking poetry submissions for online literary review. Publication.
Deadline: March 31
For more information: www.rockvalereview.com

Orison Books
Seeking submissions in poetry & fiction as well as proposals for anthologies. Entry fee, cash award, and publication.
Deadline: April 1
For more information: https://orisonbooks.submittable.com/submit

NEW! Blue Crow Publishing, Chapel Hill
Accepting works of fiction submissions for Young Adult anthology. Publication.
Deadline: April 1
For more information: https://bluecrowpublishing.com/blue-crow-books/

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

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

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

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  

Creative Capital
Hosting online information sessions for their award program.
Dates: January 10 & 25, February 5 & 21
For more information:
https://www.creative-capital.org/ourprogram

NEW! Creative Capital, New York, N.Y.
Accepting applications for the Creative Capital Award. Cash awards and non-cash awards.  
Deadline: February 28
For more information: http://www.creative-capital.org

NEW! The Missouri Review, Columbia, Mo.
Seeking multi-genre submissions for the 11th Annual Miller Audio Competition. Cash awards and publication.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: www.missourireview.com

NEW! Ponder Review, Columbus, Miss.
Seeking multi-genre submissions for annual publication. Entry fee.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: www.ponderreview.com

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

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

NEW! 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

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
The French-American Jazz Exchange awards grants to American presenters booking French-American Jazz Exchange collaborators.
Deadline: March 16
For more information:
http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/grants-for-artists/#french-american-jazz-exchange-creative-project-grants

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

Southeast Regional Folk Alliance, Carrboro
Seeking performance applications for the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Official Showcases series. Entry fee and non-cash award.
Deadline: February 28
For more information: www.serfa.org

2nd Story, Chicago, Ill.
Seeking story performance submissions for 2nd Story. Non-cash awards.
Deadline: February 23
For more information:
www.2ndstory.com

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEW! Creative Capital, New York, N.Y.
"DIY Residencies" online workshop with creative entrepreneur Neil Ramsay. Entry fee.
Deadline: March 12
For more information: http://www.creative-capital.org

Arts and Science Council, Charlotte
Hosting a Digital Media Summit for Marketing Professionals.
Summit: March 22 & 23
For more information:
https://secure3.convio.net/asccm/site/Ecommerce/1160302358?store_id=1641

NEW! North Carolina Writers’ Network, Greensboro
Registration open for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2018 Spring Conference. Entry fee.
Deadline: April 21
For more information: http://www.ncwriters.org

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

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

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

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Offering online courses and certificate program in cultural planning and development. Fees.
For more information: https://cstudies.ubc.ca/study-topic/cultural-planning-development

PUBLIC ART 

City of Sanford
Opportunity to design and install a mural depicting the history of tobacco in Lee County, NC. Payment.
Deadline: February 22
For more information:
http://sanfordnc.net/

NEW! Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone
Seeking outdoor sculpture submissions. Entry fee, cash awards and honorarium.
Deadline: February 24
For more information: www.rosensculpture.org

City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, North Charleston, S.C.
Seeking submissions for the 13th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: February 25
For more information:
https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/apply/

NEW! Airlie Gardens, Wilmington
Seeking submissions for our Summer Exhibit-Gnome Invasion.
Deadline: February 28
For more information: http://airliegardens.org

Midwest Sculpture Initiative, Blissfield, Mi.
Seeking submissions for sixteen outdoor exhibitions. Cash awards.
Deadline: February 28
For more information:
http://www.msisculpture.com/

NEW! Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Calif.
Seeking submissions for public art opportunities for the Sacramento Convention Center and Community Theater sites.
Deadline: March 5
For more information: https://sacmetroarts.submittable.com

NEW! Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission
Seeking an artist or artist-led team with community organizing experience to facilitate a citywide art project with the working title, “Winston-Salem Portrait Project.”
Deadline: March 16
For more information:
www.cityofws.org

NEW! Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, Greensboro
Seeking submissions for works of art from artists in the State of North Carolina and southern Virginia.
Deadline: March 16
For more information:
https://flyfrompti.com/call-for-artists-february-2018/
 
NEW! Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, Md.
Invite visual artists to apply to juried show titled, indoor and outdoor works welcome. Entry fee, cash awards
Deadline: March 26
For more information:
www.annmariegarden.org

Urban Art, Memphis, Tenn.
The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Deadline: ongoing
For more information: www.urbanartcommission.org/artists/join-the-registry

RESIDENCIES

Voices of the Wilderness, Alaska
Offers an artist residency program centered around connecting artists to some of Alaska’s widest public lands through wilderness stewardship.
Deadline: March 1
For more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/home/?cid=STELPRD3794556

NEW! Power Plant Gallery, Durham
#PPGArtists Public Studio Residency Applications Open for Summer 2018.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: http://powerplantgallery.com/ppgartists/

GreenHill, Greensboro
Seeking submissions for GreenHill's Pop-Up Residency Program, a 10-day program in which selected NC artists create and showcase their works in the ArtQuest Studios. Stipend.
Deadline: April 4
For more information:
http://www.greenhillnc.org/popup

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Wis.
Residency program for emerging artists.
Deadline: April 4
For more information:
info@acreresidency.org

Azule, Asheville
Azule has a residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Fees.
Deadline: March 1, May 15, August 15, and November 1
For more information: http://azule.org/

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

Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Southern Pines
Seeking entries for their Writers-in-Residence program for NC 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.
startup is a contemporary juried art fair that runs April 27-29. Entry fee.
Deadline: February 19
For more information:
https://www.startupartfair.com/sf/overview/

NEW! United Postmasters and Managers of America Regional Convention, Asheville
Seeking craft vendors for regional convention. Entry fee.
Deadline: February 24
For more information: http://www.unitedpma.org; sazimmerman@rtelco.net

NEW! Durham Craft Market
Seeking submission for the juried 2018 Durham Craft Market. Entry fee.
Deadline: March 20
For more information: http://durhamcraftmarket.com/membership-information/

NEW! Pamlico County Arts Council, Oriental
Seeking fine artists and fine crafters for 15th annual outdoor Art on the Neuse Art & Music Festival.
Deadline: April 3
For more information: pamlicoarts.org

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

VISUAL ART  

NEW! Gallery 27, Lincolnton
Seeking Submissions for our annual Mad Hatter Art Exhibit.
Deadline: March 6
For more information:
www.ncgallery27.com

NEW! Art Room Gallery
Seeking submissions for online, nature-themed art competition. Entry fee.
Deadline: March 10
For more information:
http://www.artroomgalleryonline.com

Agora Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Seeking submissions for the 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: March 12
For more information:
https://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/

NEW! Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem
Seeking instructors for summer art camps. Stipend.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: www.sawtooth.org

NEW! Southwest Artists, Inc., Mena, Ark.
Seeking entries for the SWA Small Works National Juried Competition.
Deadline: March 15
For more information: https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/SWA

NEW! Imperial Center for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount
Now accepting submissions for the Imperial Centre's annual Juried Art Show. Cash awards and exhibition.
Deadline: March 21
For more information:
https://imperialcentre.org

Art on 16 Contemporary Gallery, Marion, Va.
Seeking submissions for a new contemporary gallery.
Deadline: March 31
For more information:
www.arton16.com

The Coburn Gallery, Ashland, Ohio
Call for applicants for a national juried exhibition. Entry fee and cash awards.
Deadline: April 9
For more information:
www.ashland.edu/coburngallery

NEW! Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Accepting submissions for annual summer juried art show. Entry fee.
Deadline: April 15
For more information: http://www.bluemountaingallery.org

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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-guidelines

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


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