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.

Category Organization Deadline
Craft Call for Fine Contemporary CraftRaleigh

Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter Fine Contemporary Craft, a biennial national juried exhibition. Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood.
Monday, September 23, 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.
Craft Our State MagazineGreensboro

Seeking local makers, crafters & creators to submit in five different categories: Food, Drink, Style, Home & Garden, and Craft. Products must be made in North Carolina. Cash award and publication.

Our State Magazine's Made in NC Awards
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Craft Our State Magazine call for submissionsGreensboro

Calling all local makers, crafters & creators to submit in five different categories: Food, Drink, Style, Home & Garden, and Craft. Products must be made in North Carolina.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Film CucalorusWilmington

Cucalorus Film is open for submissions! We’re looking for original works, world premieres, secret videos, and amazing love bombs!!! Creative crowd surfing encouraged.
Film Sixth Annual Longleaf Film FestivalRaleigh, NC

Longleaf Film Festival, a program of the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, is officially accepting entries for the sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, 2020. For 2020, Longleaf Film Festival is thrilled to announce its partnership with Come Hear North Carolina, which is Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event. @ComeHearNC—a yearlong initiative between the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Arts Council—celebrates the rich legacy of North Carolinians’ groundbreaking contributions to American music while also recognizing the contemporary artists who continue this tradition of making innovative music.

To be eligible for selection in Longleaf 2020, filmmakers and/or films must have a North Carolina connection and/or be one of Longleaf’s former Official Selection filmmakers. Submission information is available at

Longleaf Film FestivalNC Museum of HistoryCome Hear North Carolina@ComeHearNC
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Film The Fledgling Fund

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

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

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

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

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication.
Literary Arts Bear Review accepting work

Bear Review is a biannual journal of poetry, art and micro prose based in Kansas City. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Turnaround time is fast. All published writing is automatically considered for an annual editor's prize which includes an honorarium and interview. The first editor's prize will be judged this fall and will consider work from this issue and the fall issue. Submit up to five original, previously unpublished poems or micro prose pieces (fiction or nonfiction, 500 words or fewer). Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Call to Writers and Artists for 7th Edition of County Lines Literary Journal

County Lines Literary Journal is an annual literary journal compiled by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild. They are calling for entries of prose/poetry and art for their seventh edition to be published for 2020.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Literary Arts CRAFT

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

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

Every year we seek 10-minute audio drama scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two audio drama scripts to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Literary Arts Diode Editions Book and Chapbooks Contest

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

The seventeenth annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for the winning book-length manuscript by a poet residing in the Mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, WVA, NC and District of Columbia). Eligible poets must reside in the above listed states and be twenty-one years of age by the date of the award. The manuscript must be book-length (between 48 and 78 pages of original work – no translations) and no more than roughly thirty lines to a page, including the poem’s title and two line-spaces between the title and the body of the poem. A poem may be more than one page. For questions and more information contact Linda Blaskey, Prize coordinator, via email.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Literary Arts Flash Fiction Contest

Send us your previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less. We are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500, and four runners up will recognized but receive no prize.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Literary Arts Frontier Poetry

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

Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts for their Fall 2019-Spring 2020 list.
Literary Arts Goldman Walkman Magazine accepting submissions

Golden Walkman Magazine is a podcast literary magazine devoted to giving writing a voice. From now until the end of August, we will be accepting submissions of 30 pages or less regardless of genre. The winning manuscript will be published as an audiobook in 2020.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts Hamline Lit

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

Accepting submissions for the Henley Rose PlayThe first 200 submissions to be received between July 1st until August 31st will be considered. Submissions must be completed full-length or one-act plays. No one-acts, please. Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female playwright. Application fee, staged reading. 

Yellow Rose Productions
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts Lena M. Shull Poetry Book Contest

The Lena M. Shull Book Contest is an annual contest for a full-length poetry manuscript written by a resident of North Carolina. The manuscript must not have been previously published.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Literary Arts LGBTQ Anthology

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

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
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 Phillip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award

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

Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals s a nationally recognized festival of the emerging musical at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The final presentations are off-book, staged concert productions with a full band and lighting design. We are looking for original musicals that are in development with a cast of 7 or more characters. (A cast of 10-15 is ideal.) We define a musical as a performance in which music is a primary mode of storytelling. This can include ensemble-based, devised, experimental and/or operatic work. The musical should have a completed first draft and must have been read at least once in a workshop or concert setting.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Literary Arts Savvy: Celebrating Life After 55

Savvy: Celebrating Life after 55, publishes monthly as an information service for those 55 and over. The "Trail Tales" column is accepting submissions between 550 and 750 words. You don't necessarily even have to be a hiking enthusiast! But it helps.... The story must be accompanied by an author bio with contact information, and headshot photo. Stories should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to Vincent Vezza. Stories must be submitted by the 10th day of the month prior to publication date. Rolling deadline.
Literary Arts Short-Short Fiction Contest

Submit three short-shorts of up to 500 words. All entries will be considered for publication.
Wednesday, July 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 Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship

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

Teach.Write. is open for submissions for its Fall/Winter publication. Editor Katie Winkler says, "Writing for publication can lead to the best professional development a writing teacher can experience because it gives teachers a chance to remember the struggles and successes of the writing process. Teach. Write. seeks to showcase the creative writing of teachers to bring them back to the fundamentals of the writing process and closer to their students." High quality work by students of writing is also accepted.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Literary Arts Ten-Minute Plays

Topanga Actors Company: We’re a local not- for-profit theater company based in Greater Los Angeles. We have a stellar reputation for producing staged readings of contemporary English language plays using local actors working in intimate settings. Our productions are universally FREE of charge. Currently we are open for submissions for a Ten Minute Play Festival to take place on September 28 and 29. Submissions are open to everyone but plays should be aimed at an English-speaking audience. We are looking for up to twelve plays that will be assigned to directors and given a staged reading in front of a local audience. We will contact you by August 15 if your play is selected.

Friday, July 19, 2019
Literary Arts The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction

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

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

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

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

This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Museum of the African Disapora call for artistsSan Francisco

The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco is seeking applicants for its Emerging Artists Program, a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Three final artists will be selected to present a 3-month exhibition of their work.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Multidisciplinary Palaver Journal, University of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmington

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

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

Roots Artist Registry is an online registry and directory of visual, performing, and literary artists. Listing fee.
Multidisciplinary The Awesome Foundation grants

Awesome Disability is a chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global micro-granting community. How it works - Every month, people with awesome ideas submit a grant application. The winner is given $1000, no strings attached. Submit your application by July 15 to be considered for November's grant. Ongoing, rolling deadline.
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.
Multidisciplinary Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2019: call to artistsRaleigh

Artsplosure will present an artists' market as part of Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, a major public festival component of the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass.The WOB Art Market is an intimate, juried showcase, designed to recognize North Carolina's talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States. Local artists and craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience are encouraged.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Organizations Downtown RaleighRaleigh, NC

Seeking applicants to showcase their work in a unique outdoor environment. Rolling deadline.
Organizations Festivals and Special Events Reques for ProposalsDurham

The City of Durham has issued a Festivals and Special Events Request for Proposals (RFP) and is actively seeking proposals from qualified entities to support planning projects for the enhancement of new or existing cultural and arts festivals.
Friday, August 2, 2019
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 10-minute play competitionWaxhaw

10-minute play competition for playwrights living in NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Performing Arts Jazz Road Touring Grant

Designed for emerging and mid-career artists, Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. This artist-centric grant program—designed to support approximately 50 tours each year—is made possible with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Performing Arts Ten-Minute Musicals Project

SEEKING: Complete original stage musicals which play between seven and twenty minutes. Works which have been previously produced are acceptable, as are excerpts from full-length shows, if they can stand up on their own. MUSICAL STYLE AND THEATRICAL FORMAT: Any musical style: pop, rock, C&W, show, opera, etc; or theatrical format: comedy, mystery, drama, etc. CAST SIZE: Maximum of ten performers—five women and five men.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Performing Arts Terem Crossover International Music CompetitionSt. Petersburg, Russia

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

Accepting submissions for a 10-minute play competition for playwrights living in NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS. Cash awards and non-cash awards.
Thursday, August 22, 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 Innovate GrantWilmington, DE

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Spring 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
Professional Development NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre grantsNYC

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to support women working in the fields. The program provides finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects; funds for the creation of music recordings or videos; and production funds for live theatre.
Tuesday, October 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 The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

Offering online courses and certificate program in cultural planning and development. Fees.
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 Midwest Sculpture InitiativeBlissfield, MI

Accepting submissions for the Midwest Sculpture Initiative's Call for Entries for 2019-20 Fall Series of Outdoor Sculpture Exhibits.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Public Art Mural for the Town of TarboroTarboro

The Tarboro Development Corporation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Main Street Program, requests proposals from artists interested in creating a commissioned public art mural in Tarboro. This project is one of several initiatives intended to create a welcoming environment and enrich the downtown Tarboro experience for community members and visitors. The project budget is $5,000. 

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Public Art Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionOcala, FL

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office is placing a call for entries for the 5th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park. Entry fee, application required, cash awards.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Public Art Outdoor Sculpture WalkBlowing Rock

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

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Residencies Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech UniversitySmithville, TN

Accepting applications for Artist in Residence – Exhibitions at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University. Stipend.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Residencies Appalachian Center for Craft ResidencySmithville, TN

Artist in Residence – Exhibitions, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University.  Please note, stipend amount has doubled since the listing of the ad, due to a generous matching grant from the Windgate Foundation and from supportive individual donors.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Residencies Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder ResidenciesNew York, NY

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers in New York City. Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Residencies NOW Open Studio ResidencyPortland, OR

NOW open studio in partnership with House of Friends, Kenya presents an artist residency opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya; Africa starting in 2020.
Saturday, August 10, 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 Jericho Fellowship

The Jericho Fellowship is awarding four prizes for an essay, a play, artwork, and innovative project based on the theme “epiphany.” Awardees will receive a grant and be invited to a four-day cultural symposium in Venice, Italy.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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 Art Therapy Institute 2nd Friday ArtWalk: call for artistsCarrboro

The Art Therapy Institute hosts 2nd Friday ArtWalks monthly! Throughout the year, we showcase our clinical programs, individual clients and community-based artists. Artists from marginalized backgrounds are especially encouraged. We welcome submissions from any and all artists. Current priority is to secure artists for August and September 2019! Rolling deadline for submission.
Stores, Sales & Shows Call for Demonstration Artists for the 60th annual Art on Main FestivalHendersonville

The Arts Council of Henderson County is seeking artists to demonstrate their art/craft at the upcoming 60th annual Art on Main Festival.  The festival will be held in downtown Hendersonville on historic Main Street, September 28 & 29, 2019, from 10am–5pm both days.
Thursday, August 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 Safe from the Storm: Memories of FlorenceNew Bern

Exhibition remember the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Open to visual, music, dance, and literature.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Visual Arts 39th Annual FINE ARTS FESTIVALMoore County

The Arts Council created the Fine Arts Festival in 1980 to provide incentive for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork. The festival has since grown into a major exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. The event also includes an art competition where the entries are judged and cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Visual Arts 8 by ExhibitFayetteville

The 8 by Exhibit caters to visual artist of any medium. One dimension, height &/or width must measure 8 inches, (ex: 8 X6, 8 X 8, 8 X 10 etc. Dimensions before framing) Maximum 8 X16. Each artist may submit up to three pieces of original work, no prints or mass production work. Must be properly wired for handing.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Visual Arts Art in Times of Anxiety: 10th Annual International Juried ExhibitionPembroke

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

ReimagineIt Grants are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in the inspiring world of repurposed art. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts Ashland University Exhibition: COMPASSIONAshland, OH

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

BIG INK is traveling to Artspace in Raleigh. Artspace has invited BIG INK to host a two-day event where prints will be pulled from large-scale woodblock plates. BIG INK is seeking image proposals from emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists who would like to carve a woodblock, at least 24″ x 36″ inches in dimension, to print at each event. No prior printmaking experience is required. Any artist that has an interest in print media and wants to achieve a deeper understanding of woodblock carving is welcome to apply.

Monday, August 26, 2019
Visual Arts Burke Arts Council call for artistsMorganton

CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Sixth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Visual Arts CAB Art Gallery accepting submissionsWilmington

The CAB Art Gallery at UNCW is now accepting submissions for a juried exhibition entitled: The Self-Portrait. Artists can submit artwork of any format or medium.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Visual Arts Cab Art Gallery, University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmington

The CAB Art Gallery at UNCW is now accepting submissions for a juried exhibition entitled: The Self-Portrait. Artists can submit artwork of any format or medium.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Visual Arts Call for Artists and ScientistsSummer Lake, OR

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

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OSGF) calls for arts and science collaborations to create a site-specific sculpture at the Oak Spring estate in the Virginia Piedmont. The work product will address the story of the American chestnut tree. Letters of Intent are requested by July 29, 2019.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Visual Arts Call for Artists for 16th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition Hendersonville

The Arts Council of Henderson County is making a call for artists to enter Bring Us Your Best XVI, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on Friday, August 2, from 5-7pm. Regional visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in Bring Us Your Best, now in its sixteenth year.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Visual Arts Durham Art GuildDurham

Accepting submissions for the 65th Annual Juried Exhibition. Entry fee, cash awards.
Monday, July 22, 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 Durham County Public Library Call for ArtDurham County

The Art Committee reviews applications in early January, April, July and October of each year. You will receive notification on the status of your application by the 15th of the month following the review. The artist is responsible for the exhibit installation and de-installation. Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts Embracing Our Differences seeking submissionsSarasota, FL

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

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

Are you interested in displaying your work at the GPAC? We are always interested in seeing new works and helping artist gain the exposure they deserve! Complete our free online application to get started. Rolling deadline.
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 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 McCain Gallery Call for CuratorsRaleigh

CALL FOR CURATORS Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC FREE to apply! Emerging independent curators and area art organizations are invited to submit exhibition proposals for the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts 2019-2020 exhibition schedule. Proposals should describe and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about contemporary art practices for a group or solo exhibition.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Visual Arts Murze Summer PhotographyCharlotte

This open call is seeking photographers exploring the joys of the summer months. We want you to send in a portfolio of your work, up to six images. These images can be themed around travel, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, nature or cultural - essentially a documentation of life throughout the summer.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Visual Arts NC Arts Therapy Institute call for artistsCarrboro

Each month, ATI hosts 2nd Friday ArtWalk artists! Throughout the year, we showcase our clinical programs, individual clients and community based artists. If you are interested in showing your work, apply to be an artist! Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts NeoPopRealism call for submissionsNew York, NY

This contest is all about the arts, the talents, and the visions of our future. No artist would be discriminated because of his/her views. Let's look into our future 20 years from today: the future of our planet, of your country or your personal future. Time flies, and a book "My Vision Of The Future" with this contest's artworks, printed in 2020, would show everyone in 2040 how right or wrong you were today. The book would include all the best images of work submitted to this art contest with the Winners' artwork images on the covers.
Monday, December 30, 2019
Visual Arts Paadmaan Video EventTehran, Iran

Paadmaan Video Event is an international video event born in Tehran, Iran, seeking to explore video documentations of recent interdisciplinary works of art (e.g. installation, performance, new media). Organized by Paadmaan Projects, the Video Event considers ‘video’ as its central theme. The event emphasizes on video in the context of the art documentation, while addressing the challenges embedded within the so-called ‘documentation’ of interdisciplinary art works.
Monday, September 2, 2019
Visual Arts PMS Artwork Artist Competitions SubmissionHermosa Beach, CA

NEW SCHOOL ABSTRACT Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working abstract artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery at the end of August. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Since Abstract is subjective, we leave it up to you to choose your best artwork to submit to this Competition and Group Show. All mediums are welcome.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Visual Arts PRISMA Art PrizeRome, Italy

The cultural association Il Varco is glad to announce its 2ND PRISMA Art Prize, an exhibition entirely organized by artists for the artists. A painting competition with $2000+ in Cash Awards and many other prizes, which takes place seasonally and yearly in Rome.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Visual Arts Reclaiming My Time call for artRaleigh

The higher up you go in the art world, the whiter and more masculine those getting paid are. Statistics show that the disparities that plague other industries, causing women to hear 80 cent to a man’s dollar, also lock women, and particularly women of color or and women with disabilities, out of opportunities to advance their creative careers. To do our parts to counteract these disparities, VAE and the NHC are dedicating our fall 2019 exhibition to a survey of female artists.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Visual Arts stARTup Art Fair HoustonHouston, TX

stARTup Art Fair Houston is the contemporary art fair designed for artists, by artists. stARTup runs October 11-13, 2019 at the historic Hotel Icon. Taking place concurrently with the Texas Contemporary gallery fair, exhibitors will be able to expose their work to myriad collectors, curators, gallerists, and consultants who will be in Houston for a weekend of contemporary art. stARTup artists sell work on their own terms and keep 100% of the proceeds. There are application and exhibitor fees.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Visual Arts Superfine! Art FairWashington, DC

For the second year in a row, Superfine! is coming to Union Market in Washington DC (Oct. 30 - Nov. 3). We're inviting cutting-edge, emerging contemporary artists and galleries to apply for a booth at the foremost artist-driven art fair. Just a few booths are left, so snag yours before they run out!
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Visual Arts Toe River Arts Juried ExhibitSpruce Pine

Toe River Arts is now accepting artist applications for the 2019 Juried Exhibition in Spruce Pine, NC September 28th – November 2, 2019 at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Visual Arts Town of Cary call for artistsCary

Town of Cary is now accepting applications for exhibitions in 2020-2021 solo and group art exhibition opportunities at six Town venues: Cary Arts Center, Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary Senior Center, Herb Young Community Center, Bond Park Community Center, and Cary Town Hall.  Artists working in any medium are invited to submit an application.
Thursday, August 1, 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 VAE: BIG call-for-artRaleigh

Abstract art, photography, food art, blue art, pig art–it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s BIG art. VAE and Dock 1053 are excited to display the biggest and best art to the folks at Dock 1053, including Lynwood Brewing Concern, Glas, Trig Modern, and Loading Dock Raleigh. Luckily, we’ve got a ton of wall space to fill, which is where y’all come in. If you’ve got some big ass art, we’d love to see it.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Visual Arts VAE: THE LAB 2019-20 Call-For-ArtRaleigh

What is THE LAB? THE LAB is a space programmed by VAE Raleigh to experiment with different themes and challenges for our creative community. Produced as part of VAE Raleigh’s exhibitions program, THE LAB provides artists with a chance to exhibit in a highly-visual space that offers engagement with visitors and those that pass by VAE’s large storefront windows.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Visual Arts VAE: Unfinished Business call for artRaleigh

UNFINISHED BUSINESS is a juried call for art open to any works of art in progress. We want to see what you’re working on, whether it’s just started, mid way, or almost done. During the run of the exhibition the public, fellow artists and guests will be able to leave feedback to the artists via comment cards. VAE will also be hosting an open crit night (just like those late night drunken crits from art school) over the course of the show.
Monday, September 16, 2019