Artist Opportunities

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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.


Creative Capital


  • Mallarmé Chamber Players & Creative Capital are hosting Beyond the Practice Room: Practical and Business Strategies for Professional Musicians. Sunday, March 3. Details.
  • Culture Mill & Creative Capital present  Sustainably Engaged, a day-long workshop exploring tools, strategies and links between funding your work, and inclusive and equitable social engagement. Saturday, March 9. Details.
  • Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center & Creative Capital are offering a one-day Strategic Planning + Communications for Artists Workshop. Friday, March 15. Details.
  • The North Carolina Writers' Network & Creative Capital are hosting a one-day Career Development  Workshop for Writers  at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Saturday, March 30.  Details.
  • Cucalorus Film Foundation & Creative Capital are hosting a one-day Strategic Business Planning for Media Artists Workshop. Saturday, April 6. Details.

These workshops are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council as part of its commitment to artists’ professional development. The N.C. Arts Council has partnered with Creative Capital for the past 15 years to bring high-quality training opportunities to North Carolina artists in all disciplines.



Category Organization Deadline
Artist Opportunities Toe River Scholarship for the ArtsBurnsville

We are accepting applications for our Scholarship for the arts. Awards are open to graduating Mountain Heritage High School and Mitchell High School seniors (graduating in the year of the award), and to adult residents of Yancey or Mitchell County, North Carolina, who are pursuing higher education for arts or arts education and who are enrolled or in the process of enrolling.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Craft Carolina Designer Craftsmen GuildRaleigh

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild (CDCG) is now accepting applications for the 50th Anniversary Carolina Artisan Craft Market, November 1 – 3, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and buyers seeking American-made craft in glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography and 2-D and 3-D mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and jewelry. Entry fee and booth fees if accepted.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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.
Film CucalorousWilmington

Accepting applications for the 10 x 10 Challenge. Startups younger than 3 years can apply for the 10x10 Challenge to create a promo video in 5 days with a local production company, or to get in front of investors during the Rocket Pitch Competition.
Wednesday, May 1, 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 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.
Film Working FilmsWilmington

With generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, we are pleased to announce the 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Docs in Action Fund. Now in its second year, Docs in Action funds the production of short documentaries to expand the canon of films available for grassroots groups and NGOs to enhance their programs, extend their reach, and move their missions forward. Under this RFP we will award at least two grants of up to $30,000 each in support of the production of short non-fiction films (up to 30 minutes in length) that can support immigrants’ justice organizing and efforts to end racist attacks on immigrant communities. Application required.
Friday, March 22, 2019
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 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

The Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition is open to any writer who fits the NCLR definition of a North Carolina writer: anyone who currently lives in North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina, or uses North Carolina as subject matter.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication.
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 Bosque Journal: Contest for Writers Over 40

Bosque Press announces the 9th annual bosque Fiction Prize for writers 40 and over. 5,000-word limit (there is no minimum); one short story or self-contained novel excerpt accepted.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

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

The Town of Cary will be hosting a free writing workshop on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 - 5 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center. This one time opportunity will include a variety of lessons to choose from, including writing prose, poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting, culminating with the chance to read your works in progress aloud in a public setting. Featured NC Arts Council Fellows include: Howard L. Craft (playwriting), Nathan Ross Freeman (screenwriting), Angela Davis-Gardner & Kim Church (fiction), and Stephanie Levin (poetry). Must be 18+ years to register. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. A $20 deposit is required to hold place and will be refunded upon arrival to the workshop. Click here for a link to the application form.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Literary Arts CRAFT

Seeking flash fiction and original short fiction for their online publication. Payment. Rolling deadline.
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 Darkhouse Books

Call for Submissions A Murder of Crows—cozy to cozy-noir crime stories, set in any time, from dinosaurs to the present, using the collective names of groups of animals which includes mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, and insects.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Literary Arts Franklin County Writers' GuildLouisburg

The Franklin County Writers’ Guild is hosting a new, one-time only fiction contest. Short stories or novel chapter not to exceed 3,000 words. Cash awards and publication.
Wednesday, May 1, 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 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 James Applewhite Poetry Prize

The James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition is open to any writer who fits the NCLR definition of a North Carolina writer: anyone who currently lives in North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina, or uses North Carolina as subject matter. Poetry submissions do NOT have to relate to an issue's special feature topic.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Literary Arts LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Mini-Book Submissions: Arc Pair Press

We publish perfect-bound prose and are looking for novella-length fiction, nonfiction, or short collections in the range of 60-120 pages. If the manuscript is a collection, individual pieces may be published elsewhere, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Literary Arts New Letters Writing ContestsKansas City, MO

Fiction and essay entries should not exceed 8,000 words. A single poetry entry may contain up to six poems, and those poems need not be related. All entries will be considered for publication in New Letters.
Monday, May 20, 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 Raleigh ReviewRaleigh

Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash, and short fiction submissions through March 31 for the Fall 2019 issue. The Raleigh Review is looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without sacrificing accessibility (the definition of "accessibility" is up to you). All published authors receive a $15 cash honorarium and one free contributor’s copy and are considered for major anthology and award nominations.
Sunday, March 31, 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 Sunspot Literary JournalHillsborough

Call for multi-genre submissions. Sunspot Literary Journal is a project dedicated to publishing the best new voices in fiction, poetry, and lyric essays. Words speak truth to those in power by drawing on the power of every human being.
Sunday, March 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 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
Literary Arts Wordpeace Literary Journal seeking submissions

Wordpeace, an online journal dedicated to peace and justice, is looking for poetry, short fiction,  essays, and artwork in conversation with world events, is seeking submissions.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Literary Arts Writers' Workshop of Asheville Asheville

The Writers' Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 26th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. All work must be unpublished. Each poem should not exceed two pages. Multiple entries are accepted.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Multidisciplinary 2020 Toe River Arts Exhibit ProposalsBurnsville

We are accepting 2020 proposals for our Spruce Pine Gallery. Applicants do not have to be Toe River Arts members or live in Mitchell/Yancey counties. Collaborative exhibits are encouraged.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Multidisciplinary Art Room Gallery Online Competition

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd “Black & White” Online Art Competition for the month of March 2019. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Multidisciplinary ArtsMarket Showcase Durham

We encourage performing artists of ALL disciplines to apply! This year’s conference will feature more than 30 juried showcases from November 4-6 at the beautiful Carolina Theatre in Durham.
Wednesday, May 1, 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 Piedmont Craftsmen Fair 2019

Each year Piedmont Craftsmen’s Standards Committee identifies a select number of exciting new talents to add to our distinguished family of American craft artists. If you are accepted as a new member you will join a group of nearly 400 fine craft professionals from throughout the United States who are recognized nationally and internationally for their excellence in technique and design.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Multidisciplinary Pocosin Arts 10-Day Summer ResidencyColumbia, NC

This ten day residency is for up to 21 artist to enjoy uninterrupted studio time to explore a new direction, experiment or collaborate, in one of three studios, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media/painting. Residents may also schedule time in Pocosin Arts’ “Smith Lab” using digital fabrication to supplement their primary studio work.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Multidisciplinary Pocosin Arts One Year ResidencyColumbia, NC

This program  provides three to four emerging artists with studio space, time and tools to make their work and pursue their goals. The program is structured to encourage exploration with access to all studios, metals, clay, wood and the Smith Lab. Residents teach one to two classes each week, participate in a weekly meeting with peers and staff to discuss projects and the practicalities of being  a self supporting artist.
Monday, April 8, 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 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 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Accepting applications for USArtists International. USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Performing Arts The Music Project: NC Gold AlbumRutherfordton

The Music Project: NC Gold Album is open to all singer/songwriters who have a deep connection to North Carolina. We are looking for original songs written for or inspired by NC. If your song is chosen it will be on the album to be released world-wide in the fall of 2019. Artist whose songs are chosen will also have the opportunity to perform at the Official NC Gold Festival in Old Fort, NC June 1st. as well as at the album release in Rutherford County . Email or call to request an entry form.
Monday, April 29, 2019
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

Creative Capital is offerring an online workshop on "Applying for Grants & Residencies". Led by Ethan Nosowsky, Editorial Director at Graywolf Press. Ethan has served on many juried panels, and explains how to research and apply for artist opportunities, and how to make the best out of acceptance and rejection letters. Regestration required. View website for details.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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 Cucalorus Creative Capital WorkshopWilmington

Cucalorus Film Foundation will host a one-day workshop on “Strategic Business Planning for Media Artists” taught by professionals from the Creative Capital Foundation in Wilmington, NC on April 6, 2019. The workshop will feature a focused, business-of-art curriculum that provides artists with an opportunity to take stock of their current situation and tools to maximize their potential to reach short- and long-term goals.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Professional Development How to Price Your ArtBurnsville

A challenge for many artists is determining the optimum price for their art. This class will provide a checklist of considerations that will assist artists in setting the best price.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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 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 Using Photo & Video to Market Your Art OnlineBurnsville

B.Y.O.A! Bring your own art! In this fun seminar, instructor Ja’Net Adams, will help you market your art online by demonstrating best practices for photography and videography of art. Feel free to bring a piece of your art to class to photograph and video. Instructor will also assist attendees in setting up an Instagram account to market photos and videos instantly online.
Wednesday, April 3, 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 Burlington Downtown CorporationBurlington

The BDC is seeking artists to design and paint original artwork in a series of murals on public and private properties throughout MSD of downtown Burlington. This is a solicitation for project proposals to design and paint the first mural, phase one of the project. Stipend.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Public Art Centerpiece Artwork for Merschel ParkWinston-Salem

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create a permanent centerpiece artwork for Merschel Park in downtown Winston-Salem. The projected budget is $225,000.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Public Art Durham SmART - Ground Plane Art & Designs*Durham, NC

Budget: $60,000

Project Opportunity: The Durham SmART Initiative in partnership with the Durham Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, Downtown Durham, Inc. and the City of Durham are seeking applications from professional visual artists and graphic designers to create colorful graphic elements for 3- 5 selected streets and intersections in downtown Durham. The street sites will encompass three distinct districts in downtown Durham’s SmART Arts & Entertainment corridor and encourage safe pedestrian movement.

The goals of this project are to:

  • Build on Downtown Durham’s SmART Vision Plan and increase cultural connectivity and economic vitality in downtown Durham.
  • Brand the Arts & Entertainment corridor and encourage safe pedestrian movement.
  • Enhance the pedestrian experience and reflect the distinct and unique characteristics of Durham and the three districts in downtown–City Center, American Tobacco and Central Park.
Click here for details and to view the RFQ.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Public Art Outdoor Mural in Downtown LumbertonLumberton

The City of Lumberton, the Robeson County Arts Council, Rediscover Lumberton and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking qualifications from professional artists, or artist teams, to design and paint a mural on a prominent building wall located between N. Elm and Chestnut streets in downtown Lumberton.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Public Art Outdoor Public Art MarkersKinston

SmART Kinston City Project Foundation, the Kinston Community Council for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking proposals from artists or artist teams to design a system of visual art markers to connect pedestrians from downtown Kinston, NC to the scenic Riverwalk on the Neuse River. Local, regional and national professional artists and artist teams are invited to submit applications electronically through CaFE ( Applications and all materials must be received by April 8, 2019 no later than 11:59 pm to be considered. Mailed or physical copies will not be accepted.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Public Art Statuary Hall Selection CommitteeRaleigh

The North Carolina Statuary Hall Selection Committee is seeking exceptional sculptors to design and cast a life like statue of the Rev. Dr. William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.” The statue will become part of the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. It will be one of two statues representing individuals from the State of North Carolina in a hall of the Capitol where each state is represented by persons of particular historic significance and recognized achievement. Stipend. 

Click here for details and to view the RFQ.

Monday, April 1, 2019
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Residencies Arteles Creative CenterHämeenkyrö, Finland

Accepting applications for artist residencies.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Residencies ArtspaceRaleigh

Artspace seeks two artists to participate in the 6-month Regional Emerging Artist Residency (July - December 2019). Resident artists receive 24-hour access to a private rent-free studio. The Residency concludes with a one-month exhibition at Artspace.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Residencies Berea Tourism’s Art Accelerator ProgramBerea, KY

The Art Accelerator Program is an innovative one year residency program that provides artists with the opportunity to build their artistic and entrepreneurial skills while contributing to Berea, Kentucky’s artisan attractions. Berea Tourism invites you to apply to participate in this unique artist in residency/entrepreneurial program as an Art Fellow participant. View the online application here.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Residencies Santa Fe Art InstituteSanta Fe, NM

Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for 2020 “Labor” Thematic and Family Residencies. Thehe Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) seeks artworks, creative research, and innovative actions that consider what vitality, prosperity, and sustainability might look like beyond profit to envision new systems for “making a living” that elevate all of humanity and infuse our world with freedom, compassion, and harmony; and that reflect the profoundly generative acts of labor. Entry fee.

Monday, April 1, 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 Art4aPurposeMorganton

Accepting submissions for the 2019 Community Strong Talent Show; show celebrates all of arts including: visual, performing, culinary, and creative writing. Event will take place June 11, 2019. Cash awards.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Arts Council of Henderson CountyFlat Rock

The Arts Council of Henderson County is accepting applications for its Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival. The 60th Anniversary show will be September 28 & 29, 2019. Application required.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Austin Veteran Arts FestivalAustin, TX

This is a nation-wide call for visual art by Veteran artists and their family members to be on exhibit during the Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVA Fest) that will run from October 18 – November 17, 2019. This city wide festival held in Austin, TX will include visual art, performance art, literary arts, music, health and wellness, culinary arts, and so much more in various venues across the city. We will emphasize alternative healing methods for veterans and their family members through art. Entry fee.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Durham Arts CouncilDurham

CenterFest 2019 visual artist applications are now OPEN! Apply for an opportunity to participate in Durham’s signature arts festival no later than May 1, 2019. Entry fee and cash awards.
Wednesday, May 1, 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 Durham Art Guild Members ShowcaseDurham

This annual opportunity is a submission-free non-juried exhibition to showcase the work of our talented and valued member artists. All current members of the Durham Art Guild are able to display one original work of art during this exhibition. Artwork must be recent, no larger than 40 inches in any direction, and cannot have previously been exhibited in a DAG-sponsored exhibit. If you are not yet a member and are interested in participating in the 2019 Members’ Showcase see our website to learn more about the levels and benefits of membership
Saturday, March 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 Becoming Whole: A Study in Art and HealingBlack Mountain

BMCC is partnering with BMCA to present an art exhibit exploring art and mental health. Pieces to be shown will be selected by Personnel Committee.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Visual Arts Brightwork Fellowship ProgramRaleigh

The application period for the Brightwork Fellowship Program is March 15-May 15, 2019. The Brightwork Fellowship is a residency program located within Anchorlight that focuses on service and professional development in the visual arts. Brightwork Fellows receive an individual studio and shared community work space in which to make their work uninterrupted for a period of one year.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Visual Arts Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute ExhibitionSalisbury

Waterworks Visual Arts Center (WVAC) in partnership with Carolina Bohemian Jam will present a special juried group exhibition in celebration of Woodstock’s golden anniversary, Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute. Artists from all over North Carolina are invited to apply. There is NO fee to enter. Selected artists for this show will have a second opportunity to exhibit at WVAC following the festival, September 7, 2019-February 1, 2020. Visit website for details.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Visual Arts Creede Arts CouncilCreede, CO

The Creede Arts Council invites you to enter the National Small Print Show in beautiful Creede, Colorado. Creede is nestled between granite cliffs within the Rio Grande National Forest in Southern Colorado. The 19th Annual Small Print Show is a unique, juried art show of matted hand-pulled prints. Artists from the U.S. and Canada are eligible to submit up to 3 original prints to exhibit and sell. Cash awards will be given for Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd Place with 2 Honorable Mentions. There will also be a traveling exhibit of selected prints in Evergreen, CO during July 2019. Entry fee and cash awards.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Visual Arts Downtown Uncorked and ArtsyMooresville

Join us for this fun evening and experience downtown Mooresville, sip some awesome wine or beer and view art and artists along the way. Apply as an artist.
Thursday, April 4, 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 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts International Photography CompetitionTampa, FL

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is seeking out photographers for the annual international competition.
Thursday, April 4, 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 Imurj Call for ArtistsRaleigh

Imurj in Raleigh is working with Empathy Through Art to present "Art of Mind," a Visual Art Exhibit About Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Mental Health - coming May 2019. Artists can submit apply through April 14. Use code "DURHAMARTS" to get $5 off the entry fee.
Sunday, April 14, 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 Charleston Arts FestCharleston, SC

Fine artists are invited to participate in the annual North Charleston Arts Fest Judged Art Exhibition, which will be on display in Exhibit Hall A of the Charleston Area Convention Center Wednesday, May 1–Sunday, May 5, 2019. Be a part of an incredible exhibition opportunity and competition with cash awards in multiple categories totaling up to $6350.
Tuesday, April 30, 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 stARTup Art FairSan Francisco, CA

Thank you for your interest in stARTup Small Works, which will take place in the Dogpatch district, San Francisco, July 19-21, 2019. As part of your application, a non-refundable fee of $10.00 is required. Up to 60 artists will be selected to exhibit their small artwork on tables at Small Works. Upon review of your application materials, you will be notified if you have been accepted. Once accepted, a 50% deposit to reserve your place. The balance of your exhibitor fees must be paid in full by July 1, 2019.
Sunday, May 12, 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 Sunspot Literary JournalHillsborough

Sunspot Literary Journal needs a logo that can be used on the digital and print editions as well as the website. Submit your best idea for a logo that fits with our mission: Hearing Every Voice, Changing the World Through Words.
Sunday, March 31, 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 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 VAE RaleighRaleigh

VAE’s Contemporary South (CoSo) exhibit showcases what the South is currently thinking, discussing, and making work about. In one of our most popular annual calls VAE is looking for entries of recent art made by artists currently working in the following 11 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.Contemporary South 2019 will be curated and juried by Rachel Reese, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Telfair in Savannah, Georgia. Entry fee.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Visual Arts Waterloo Arts District of ClevelandCleveland, OH

Waterloo Arts is pleased to announce the 2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition entry deadline. Waterloo Arts is located in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland, Ohio and features the Waterloo Art Gallery, the Callaloo Cafe, artist studios and a large community center space for classes, rehearsals and performances. This will be the fifth year Waterloo Arts has held its international juried exhibition.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Visual Arts Waterloo Arts Juried ExhibitionCleveland, OH

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition.
Sunday, April 7, 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