Artist Opportunities

Volis Simpson Wirlygig

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

If you would like us to include your artists opportunity please submit it here. If you would like to subscribe to our Artist Opportunities or ArtMatters Newsletter, please sign up here.

Artist working and living in North Carolina are encouraged to take a look at our Regional Artist Project Grant programs for more listings of opportunities offered every fiscal year.

Our opportunities list is divided into the following categories: Craft, Film, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary, Organizations, Performing Arts, Professional Development, Public Arts, Residencies, Stores, Sales & Shows, and Visual Arts. Click on the DEADLINE heading to sort the opportunities by due date.

Category Organization Deadlinesort descending
Craft Northern Clay CenterMinneapolis, MN

Northern Clay Center continually solicits guest curators and exhibition opportunities for the Emily Galusha Gallery.
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.
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.
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
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.
Craft ClaymakersDurham

Apply to be a new exhibitor at Claymakers; rolling application.
Film The Fledgling Fund

Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects. Rolling deadline.
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.
Literary Arts Gibson House PressChicago, Ill.

Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts for their Fall 2019-Spring 2020 list.
Literary Arts CRAFT

Seeking flash fiction and original short fiction for their online publication. Payment. Rolling deadline.
Professional Development Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Offering professional development courses through their podcasts, Thriving Artist.
Literary Arts Frontier Poetry

A new online poetry journal seeking new poets. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Professional Development The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

Offering online courses and certificate program in cultural planning and development. Fees.
Literary Arts LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.
Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Rolling deadline.
Residencies The Skopelos Foundation for the ArtsGreece

Seeking applications for 2018 residencies. Rolling deadlines.
Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. 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.
Literary Arts Southeastern College Art Conference

Seeking submissions of reviews of exhibitions on view within six months of submission date. Rolling deadline.
Residencies Women’s Studio WorkshopRosendale, NY

Offering various residencies and internships in printmaking, book arts, ceramics, and photography.
Multidisciplinary Roots Artist Registry

Roots Artist Registry is an online registry and directory of visual, performing, and literary artists. Listing fee.
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.
Multidisciplinary The Schuykill CenterPhiladelphia, PA

The Schuylkill Center’s environmental art department accepts submissions of environmentally themed visual artwork. Entry free. Rolling deadline.
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.
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.
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
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.
Organizations Downtown RaleighRaleigh, NC

Seeking applicants to showcase their work in a unique outdoor environment. Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities.
Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

Accepting exhibition proposals for gallery space. Honorarium and non-cash awards.
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.
Professional Development Asheville Area Arts CouncilAsheville, NC

Offering one-on-one Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions for artist entrepreneurs.
Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication.
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.
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
Professional Development Historical Writers of America Williamsburg, VA

Seeking presenters and proposals for Master Class workshops for the 2019 Historical Writers of America (HWA) Conference, October 10-13, in Williamsburg, VA.

Presenter application deadline is January 31, 2019.
Workshop Proposals deadline is February 8, 2019.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Visual Arts 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. Two deadlines: February 8, 2019 + September 30, 2019.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Professional Development Sundance Documentary Creative Producing Fellowship Park City, Utah

Sundance Institute has long recognized the crucial role independent producers play in finding, championing, and shaping original voices in filmmaking. Their tenacity and longevity are crucial to the quality and abundance of independent cinema, and we are committed to deepening our support.The Creative Producing Program encompasses a year-round series of Labs, Fellowships, granting and events focusing not only on nurturing the next generation of independent producers, but renewing the community of veteran producers dedicated to sustaining the vibrancy and vitality of independent film.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Public Art Toe River Arts and Town of BurnsvilleBurnsville

The Toe River Arts with the Town of Burnsville desires to hire 3-4 artists to design images that can be adapted for laser cut fabrication for metal traffic signal pole wraps at 3-4 major gateway intersections on Scenic Highway 19E.  The public art opportunities at Burnsville’s three major gateways into downtown were identified in the Burnsville Public Art SmART Vision Plan created by artist Jack Mackie with the community.  The gateways into Burnsville are a part of the NC DOT road widening project along this major corridor.  Funding by the National Endowment of the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council have been secured for this project. 

NOTE: Previous experience producing CAD files or working with laser-cutting is not required to be eligible for this RFQ.  The Town of Burnsville and Toe River Arts welcomes submittals by artists of all mediums.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Visual Arts ITSLIQUID GroupVenice, Italy

Venice International Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. Founded in 2001 by ITSLIQUID Group the 11th edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Residencies Brickscape Artist Residency & ExhibitionCharleston, WV

Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history & culture of Charleston, WV by inviting local and national artists to create immersive installation art in underutilized historical spaces. The residency takes place from May 5th to June 15th with the exhibition opening from June 15th to July 14th. Free housing and $700 stipend upon acceptance. Entry fee.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Visual Arts Perkins+WillDurham

Call for emerging and professional artists to display their work; artists should be residents of Durham County and have a connection to the community. Details.

Friday, February 15, 2019
Visual Arts Art Room GalleryOnline

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd “Open” Online Art Competition for the month of February 2019. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. There is no theme in this competition. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. Registration fee.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Professional Development Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center and The Creative Capital FoundationAsheville

Creative Capital Workshop – Strategic Planning + Communications for Artists.

Participants learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from artists who have used these tools to achieve success—as they define it. Topics include business management, goal setting, writing and talking about your work, and negotiation. In addition to lecture presentations, participants engage in interactive exercises, have the opportunity to meet with leaders in small working groups, and are given a Strategic Planning workbook to help guide their process. Consultant and arts activist, Colleen Keegan and NC based artist, Beverly McIver will lead the workshop. Registration required.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Startup Art Fair LLCSan Francisco, CA

stARTup SF runs April 26-28, 2019 at the Hotel Del Sol and takes place at the same time as SF Art Market SF gallery fair at nearby Fort Mason. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, and art consultants who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art. stARTup’s mission is to provide a marketplace for artists to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Residencies Carolina Performing ArtsChapel Hill

The Commons is a new initiative devoted to supporting performing artists and fostering local creative community and discourse in and around the Triangle. Supported by Carolina Performing Arts, this inaugural program offers a four-week residency, billing in a public festival at CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, and critical feedback for the three selected locally-based artists whose applications most keenly demonstrate that their intended performance is pressing for this time, place, and community. The Commons is accepting applications for this residency.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Visual Arts Maria V. Howard Art CenterRocky Mount

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center’s National Juried Art show is an annual event going 62 years strong. With four cash awards offered and an additional $1,500 acquisition awarded to first place, competition brings a wide array of exciting original talents and pieces from all over the country.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Public Art Town of Apex, Public Art CommitteeApex

The Apex Public Art Committee, a sub-committee of the Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Commission is inviting artists to apply to design and install a frame sculpture adjacent to the sidewalk in front of the Apex Chamber of Commerce in Apex’s historic downtown. Stipend.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Visual Arts Durham Arts CouncilDurham

Who or what represents Durham to you? The Durham Arts Council is asking visual artists to submit work that captures the spirit and diversity of the Bull City. Selected pieces will be included in the upcoming exhibit “Portraits of Durham,” on view at the Durham Arts Council March 15 – May 2, 2019. This exhibit will coincide with Durham’s sesquicentennial, marking the City of Durham’s 150th anniversary of incorporation in April 2019.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the ArtsJacksonville

The Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts invites artists to submit works to our 2019 Spring Competitive Show. This year's theme is Fables, Folklore, and Fairy Tales. All entrants will be able to submit up to 3 family-friendly pieces inspired by a fable, folklore, and/or fairy tale of their choice. Entry fee and cash awards.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Visual Arts Springfield Art MuseumSpringfield, MO

Watercolor USA 2019 58th Annual Juried Exhibition accepting submissions for watermedia.  Cash award.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Professional Development Culture Mill & Creative Capital Saxapahaw

A day-long Creative Capital workshop exploring tools, strategies and links between funding your work, and inclusive and equitable social engagement. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Multidisciplinary She FestivalColumbia, SC

Celebrating Women in the Arts, the She Festival is now accepting applications. Calling all womankind; painters, dancers, musicians, poets, performers and more, regardless of experience or education in any art field.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Multidisciplinary Its Liquid GroupVenice, Italy

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events, is pleased to announce the open call for ANIMA MUNDI – ITSLIQUID International Art Festival.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Public Art New Hanover County, Parks & Gardens - Airlie GardensWilmington

New Hanover County’s Airlie Gardens is looking for artists, or teams of artists, to decorate, paint, and adorn one of ten oversized fiberglass hearts for the gardens’ newest art exhibit, HeART of the Gardens. These artist-designed hearts will be placed throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy as part of their garden experience, from July through October 2019. Artists must apply and designs will be selected based on creativity, craftsmanship, use of materials, the ability to appeal to all age groups, outdoor sustainability, and durability. Application required.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Public Art Midwest Sculpture InitiativeBlissfield, MI

Call for submissions for 14 outdoor sculpture exhibitions. Stipend.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Visual Arts Midwest Sculpture InitiativeBlissfield, MI

The Midwest Sculpture Initiative is proud to be organizing 15 outdoor sculpture exhibits for 2019-20. Call for Entries for 2019-20, it is the biggest yet, with exciting venues to exhibit your work!!
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Visual Arts ITSLIQUID GroupVenice, Italy

ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events, is pleased to announce the open call for ANIMA MUNDI – ITSLIQUID International Art Festival. ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2019, during the same period of the 58th International Art Exhibition, curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia 2019, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. The Biennale is going to be held from May 11th to November 24th 2019, with the press preview on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2019.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Public Art City of Durham Cultural and Public Art ProgramDurham

The City of Durham is currently renovating the athletic courts at Morreene Road Park, found at 1102 Morreene Road, Durham, North Carolina. Improvements to the park will include a full reconstruction of the tennis courts, removal of old asphalt around the playground, and the addition of new ADA accessible pedestrian pathways. Renovations are expected to be completed by April 2019.

Morreene Road Park offers a variety of public art installation opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to consider interactive installations such as sculptures, ground-plane murals, or creative seating elements. The installation(s) may be installed along the pathways, near the play structure, or in the parking lot of the park. Additionally, applicants are strongly encouraged to consider the park's dedication to accessible play space. To honor Morreene Road Park's history, the Selection Committee will prioritize artists or artist teams whose work reflects awareness and understanding of people with disabilities.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Performing Arts International Bluegrass Music AssociationRaleigh

Official showcase performances at the IBMA’s annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week form the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community. The Bluegrass Ramble will take place September 24-26, 2019, once again in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC, and all emerging bluegrass bands, as well as established bands with new music or new personnel, are encouraged to apply. All artists playing bluegrass and closely related genres are encouraged to apply. Official IBMA showcase acts from the 2018 Bluegrass Ramble are NOT eligible for 2019.  If the act performed on sponsored showcases during the Bluegrass Ramble or elsewhere during 2018, it IS eligible to apply for an Official IBMA Showcase for 2019. Non-cash awards and showcase fee.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Professional Development North Carolina Arts CouncilRaleigh

Accepting applications for the 2019 Organization Grants. Grant opportunities include: Program Support, Arts in Education, Military and Veteran Healing Arts, Grassroots Arts Program, State Art Resources, Organizational Development, and Statewide Service Organizations.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Literary Arts Randall Jarrell Poetry CompetitionGreensboro

Accepting submissions for the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. The competition recognizes a single previously unpublished poem up to forty (40) lines and is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Application fee, publication, and cash prize.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Professional Development New England Foundation for the Arts Boston, Mass.

National Dance Project Grant provide funds to approximately 20 artists/companies to create new dance works and touring subsidies to the U.S. organizations who bring that work to their communities.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Craven Arts Council & GalleryNew Bern

Craven Arts Council and Gallery is seeking potters for their 2019 Eastern Carolina Pottery Festival in historic New Bern, North Carolina. Each potter receives a 10x10 booth space for $125 and retains all sales.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Public Art Piedmont Triad International Airport Greensboro

The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) is now opening up the search for artists with a call for two-dimensional paintings, photographs, mixed media, small, three-dimensional sculpture and large outdoor sculpture. Please see detailed information at link below.

Friday, March 1, 2019
Film North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleigh, NC

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is officially accepting entries for the fifth annual Longleaf Film Festival. Cash and non-cash awards.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Residencies Lower East Side PrintshopNew York, NY

Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, invites emerging artists to a free, year-long, studio residency.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Professional Development Mallarme Chamber Players & Creative CapitalDurham

The Mallarmé Chamber Players will present a one-day workshop for professional musicians on Sunday, March 3, 2019 taught by professionals from the Creative Capital Foundation and sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council.

Creative Capital’s intensive one day career development workshop will cover the topics of strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations, collaborations and marketing– all geared towards the specific needs and circumstances of musicians and composers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from artists how these tools can be used to achieve success—as they define it. In addition to lecture presentations, participants participate in interactive exercises, hear artist case studies, have the opportunity to meet with leaders in small working groups, and are given a Strategic Planning workbook to help guide their process. The workshop will be co-led by musician/composer and Creative Capital Awardee artist Byron Au Yong and strategic planning consultant Colleen Keegan. Registration required
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

Accepting applications for the Performing Arts Touring Grants. Receive support to present Southern performing artists who reside outside of your state.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Visual Arts Cary Gallery of ArtistsCary

The Eleventh Annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit features small works of art by North Carolina artists.  The Cary Gallery of Artists holds this show each year as a showcase for local artists, with an accomplished North Carolina artist jurying the show each year.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Residencies ACRE Summer Residency ProgramSteuben, WI

The ACRE Residency Program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. ACRE’s 14-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops. Non-cash awards.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Public Art City of Durham Cultural and Public Art ProgramDurham

The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program invite artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected to join the City of Durham Pre-qualified Artists Registry. This registry will serve as a resource for the selection of artists and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a predetermined network of qualified professional artists saves our staff valuable time by making the process for responding to numerous calls issued by the City more efficient. It also strengthens and streamlines the program by maintaining a database of artists in the community with particular skills.

The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program commissions a variety of public artworks in collaboration with City departments and other organizations engaged in capital development projects across Durham, North Carolina. The City of Durham Cultural and Public Arts Program defines public art as original visual art including, but not limited to, sculptures, murals, photographic renderings, mosaics, and electronic art installations.

Project locations may include but are not limited to the City's parks, sidewalks, interior and exterior walls, vehicles, bus stops, and spaces that are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways. Public art is traditionally free of admission fees, and administered through a public process that provides opportunities for the community to provide input.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Professional Development New England Foundation for the Arts Boston, Mass.

National Theater Project Grants provide funds for creation and U.S. touring of artist-led, ensemble, devised projects. Grants are awarded to eight projects annually.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Visual Arts 34th Chelsea International Fine Art CompetitionChelsea, NY

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is an ideal way to gain valuable exposure for your artwork and exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, the 2019 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is an event not to be missed.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Film Lumbee Film FestivalWilmington

The 2nd annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place May 2019 in Pembroke, NC. The festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Professional Development North Carolina Writers' Network & Creative CapitalGreensboro

The North Carolina Writers’ Network will host a one-day Career Development Workshop for Writers presented by Creative Capital on Saturday, March 30. Creative Capital’s intensive one-day Career Development Workshop will cover strategic planning, business management, goal setting, negotiations and income streams—all geared towards the specific needs and circumstances of writers. Participants will learn key business, management, and communications skills and hear first-hand from other writers how these tools can be used to achieve success, however they define it. In addition to lecture presentations, participants will join in interactive exercises, hear case studies, have the opportunity to meet with leaders in small working groups, and take home a Strategic Planning workbook to help guide their process. Registration required; registration deadline is March 15.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Public Art Orange County Arts CommissionHillsborough

The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art for the gateway entrance to River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC. This prominent sculptural element will incorporate and celebrate wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence.
Friday, March 15, 2019
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

The application for the Literary Arts Touring Grants is now open.
Wednesday, May 1, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 “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 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
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
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
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
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. To get an application call TC Arts at 828-884-2787 or email 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
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
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