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.

2020-21 Artist Fellowship applications for choreographers, visual, craft, and film/video artists are open until November 1, 2019. 

Category Organization Deadlinesort descending
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.
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 MakeRoom Artist ResidencyMinneapolis, MN

Individuals or collaborating pairs of artists/makers/creators working in 2-D mediums, performance and words, who live and work outside of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota are welcome to apply for a no-cost, 10-day residency. Individual artists or pairs of collaborating artists will be chosen.
Craft ClaymakersDurham

Apply to be a new exhibitor at Claymakers; rolling application.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
Literary Arts Linden Avenue Literary Journal accepting submissions

Linden Avenue Literary Journal publishes poetry, short fiction,and creative non-fiction which highlights the intersection between art and everyday life. Please be sure to include your social media information, website,  and a brief biography with your submission. Rolling deadline.
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.
Literary Arts Gibson House PressChicago, Ill.

Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts for their Fall 2019-Spring 2020 list.
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.
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 Urban StagesNew York, NY

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. Rolling deadline.
Visual Arts Waterworks Visual Arts CenterSalisbury

Waterworks presents three rotating exhibitions in its galleries every year, and welcomes professional artists to submit their work for consideration. Submission deadlines are January 30 and September 30 of each year.
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.
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.
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.
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 Lleju Productions accepting submissions

We are currently accepting micro and low budget projects that will be developed solely by LLeju Productions and Films. We do not finance the projects of other companies, nor do we accept animation, biography, or period pieces. LLeju Productions and Films believe that there are many talented individuals who are creating quality material that would be suitable for the production of motion pictures. Therefore, we strive to have an open and inclusive submission policy that does not require you to obtain an agent or a manager. Rolling deadline.
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.
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.
Professional Development Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grant

As we advance Southern vitality through the arts, South Arts offers a limited number of Professional Development and Artistic Planning grants to nonprofit performing, visual, media/film, multidisciplinary and literary arts presenting organizations in our nine-state region with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding up to $1,000 is available to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters/programmers/curators, strengthen program design, and increase organizational capacity. For the purposes of these guidelines, “presenters” are defined as organizations that present or host guest artists for engagements in their communities. These grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis, so early submission is encouraged. A dollar-for-dollar cash match is a requirement. Rolling deadline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 South Arts Express Grants

South Arts’ new Express Grant program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to receive fee support to present Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. These quick turnaround grants offer more flexibility for programming that may not fit within South Arts’ annual grantmaking schedule. Touring support is awarded to theater, music, opera, musical theater, dance, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,000. These grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis; so early submission is encouraged. A dollar-for-dollar cash match is a requirement. Rolling deadline.
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 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.
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.
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.
Literary Arts The Centifictionist accepting submissions

The Centifictionist is an online literary magazine that publishes powerful, compelling, and memorable international microfiction in 100 words or less. The Centifictionist publishes two online issues per year, a Spring/Summer issue and a Fall/Winter issue. All issues of The Centifictionist will include thirty pieces of microfiction in each issue, with each individual piece being 100 words or less. Rolling deadline.
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
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.
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 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.
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.
Professional Development Arts Matter Workshop SeriesResearch Triangle Park

Triangle Community Foundation has partnered with ARTS Action Research to bring a series of workshops to the Triangle designed specifically to help nonprofit arts organizations with planning, resource development, knowledge building, and assessment to further their artistic missions.
Literary Arts LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Multidisciplinary Rooted in Rights Blog Idea Submissions

The Rooted in Rights Blog is a platform dedicated to amplifying the authentic perspectives of disabled writers. We invite you to pitch us, because your words have power, and we want to help you share them. Please read the details before submitting your pitch using the form at the bottom of the page. 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 Ruth Moose Flash Fiction

Short fiction up to 500 words. Entries must be original and unpublished. This includes blogs, Facebook, websites, and any other digital media. Open to all Charlotte Writers' Club members and to non-member residents of the North and South Carolina. Ruth Moose will be the judge for her namesake contest!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Annual SculptureTucson Show/SaleTucson, AZ

The Annual SculptureTucson Show and Sale is Arizona's biggest three-day sculpture show where collectors and art loves can meet local, national and international sculptors in a beautiful outdoor park setting. The next festival will take place on April 3, 4 and 5, 2020. Hosted at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park in Tucson, Arizona, the sculpture festival features artists demonstrations, music, food and a range of 3-D works of art for sale.
Tuesday, October 15, 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 Robert Golden Poetry Contest

The contest will have both adult and student categories and is open to all forms of poetry. An entry consists of 3 poems, 5 pages maximum. Work must be original and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions permitted.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Literary Arts The 2019 Previously Published Poem Prize

Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines over the last few decades with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been found, celebrated, and, unfortunately, forgotten. We want to bring light to those lost pieces of poetry—the work that you love but no longer receives the attention it deserves. The poems must have been previously published online or in print to be eligible. Submissions are open internationally, to any poet writing in English.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Visual Arts RedArtBox Exhibition SubmissionsHilo, HI

RedArtBox is accepting artist submissions.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Literary Arts Anthology about Activism

We are living in transformative times. People are finding ways to make their voices heard, and some are learning they are activists, when they never thought of themselves that way before. Something happened and made you want to get involved in transforming your organization, neighborhood, community, state, or country. You decided to speak up for something you care about. And, you did so through words, images, or actions. Maybe this is the first time you are speaking out about an issue. Maybe you are finally ready to share your experience, and begin a dialogue about the topic. Whether you worked alone or joined a group in order to fight for change—we want to hear your story. We seek short stories, poems, essays, or creative nonfiction that capture your journey, work, and/or goals regarding your activism.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Film The Coppola Short Film Competition

The mission of the Coppola Short Film Competition is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every film is screened closely by a select handful of professional screeners; and David Benioff, cowriter and showrunner of Game of Thrones, selects the winner of the grand prize.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Literary Arts Italo Calvino Fiction Contest

Submit up to 25 industry standard (double-spaced, 12-point font, pages numbered) pages of a novel, novella, short story, or short collection. Work previously published is eligible and simultaneous submissions are accepted. An excerpt from a larger work is allowed; however, remember that the selection will be judged on its own merit and so should be able to stand on its own. Kim Chinquee is the Final Judge for this year's Calvino Prize.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Literary Arts The Gateway Review

The Gateway Review publishes surrealist, fabulist, and magic realist fiction and poetry, as well as nonfiction about the art of writing the same.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Literary Arts Antenna call for comic books, chapbooks, or guidebooksNew Orleans, LA

Antenna publishes new Comic Books, Chapbooks, or Guidebooks, all through open call processes. Selected projects receive funding, project development support, and books!
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Literary Arts AntennaNew Orleans, LA

Antenna publishes new Comic Books, Chapbooks, or Guidebooks, all through open call processes. Selected projects receive funding, project development support, and books. Entry fee.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Visual Arts Rocky Mount Imperial Centre Call for EntriesRocky Mount

Rocky Mount Imperial Centre call for entries for Handcrafted Exhibition 2020. Open to all US artists 18 years and older working in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, or any combination of craft media.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Visual Arts Studio Visit juried artist books

Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books produced by the publishers of New American Paintings. We are pleased to offer artists an effective venue through which to introduce their work to a serious national audience of art world professionals. The publication presents all two- and three- dimensional media. This includes mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Film Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Fund supports the work of nonfiction filmmakers from around the globe. In a changing media landscape, the Fund has been a stable, progressive force in supporting work that has expressed the world in creative, complex, beautiful and provocative ways, and has created real cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Residencies AntennaNew Orleans, LA

Antenna offers two residency opportunities for Artists and Writers to produce new work in New Orleans. The Antenna: Spillways Residency aims to develop creative feats within the greater New Orleans region, supporting ambitious works that question, transform, or expand the vibrant visual and literary culture of the area. Residents are selected based on past work, provided resources for an initial visit, and from their visit experience encouraged to develop a proposal for a project. Entry fee and publication.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Visual Arts Inner Wisdom Emporium Call for EntriesClinton

Inner Wisdom Emporium announces a Call for Entries for their 1st Annual National Art Works Show, 2019. This national exhibition aims to showcase the innovation of artists who create work they are passionate about, in a broad range of media and styles. The exhibition will be on display at the Inner Wisdom Emporium’s gallery space from Friday, November 15th through Sunday, December 15th, 2019. Inner Wisdom Emporium is a space honoring mind ~ body ~ spirit ~ art.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Multidisciplinary New Course residency programHämeenkyrö, Finland

New Course is a residency program in Finland for the personal growth of artists, performers and creative professionals. The program is designed to expand and enhance artists' creative practice, routines and way of being through new collaborative methods and professional guidance.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Visual Arts Bonnaroo Works Fund & Arts at the Airport- Nashville RFPNashville, TN

The Bonnaroo Works Fund, in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for four temporary artistic Bonnaroo-themed displays at Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, Tenn. The displays, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 16, 2020 - January 24, 2021, encompass four skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Professional Development Artist and Writer ResidenciesAsheville

Artist and Writer residencies throughout 2019 and 2020
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Literary Arts Room Magazine

Room publishes original work by women, including trans* persons, gender-variant and two-spirit women, and women of non-binary sexual orientations. To avoid a flood of material by a single submitter or overly frequent submissions, please send only one submission in one category—poetry (up to 5 poems), fiction, or creative nonfiction—per quarter. Fiction and creative nonfiction should be no longer than 3,500 words.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Visual Arts MFA Annual Competition

Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States. We define the activity of painting broadly, and all styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular. There are no educational requirements to apply to our regional competitions, only the MFA competition. Artists applying to the MFA competition may also apply to their respective regional competition in the same calendar year.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Public Art Poole Road Public Art Artist CallRaleigh

Create stand alone or integrated artwork along Poole Road. Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and paid a $1000 stipend. The project budget is $90,000.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Literary Arts Harvard Review Online

Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews. Prose: no more than 7,000 words. Poetry: Submit no more than 5 poems.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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
Performing Arts Original One-Act Festival

All submissions must be original, unpublished one-act plays of 20 pages or less. Six plays will be selected for production in the spring (March/April) of 2020. Only stage plays will be considered. Musical, film, or TV scripts will not be selected for production. All submissions must be original and unpublished. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted. Playwrights should be aware that the size of their stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Public Art Blue Ridge Road Public Art Artist CallRaleigh

Create stand alone or integrated artwork along Blue Ridge Road. Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and paid a $1,000 stipend. The project budget is $90,000.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Visual Arts The Bridge Art Gallery open callRochester, NY

The Bridge Art Gallery in the Department of Psychiatry is now holding an open call for art for their upcoming exhibition, Life is a Journey. Only 2-D mediums less than 1 inch thick will be considered. Locked frames are provided in two sizes, 18x20 inches and 20x24 inches in preset orientations and artwork must be matted to fit the sizes above.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Professional Development Triangle Art Works Sales Tax Workshop for Artists/MakersDurham

Join Alex Lehmann, CPA of MPC Certified Public Accountants, as he covers topics such as:

- Whether or not you need to charge sales tax,
- How to apply for a sales tax ID number
- How to assemble the information needed to file,
- How to complete the forms on a monthly or quarterly basis.
- Real and practical applications of filing your sales tax returns to remain or become complaint with state and local sales tax laws.

As always, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Professional Development Sales Tax for Artists/Makers WorkshopDurham

Sales Tax Workshop for Artists/Makers; register at link. Nov. 4, from 6:30-9:30pm. $10
Monday, November 4, 2019
Visual Arts ARTrageous at The Mill LIVE PAINTING COMPETITIONMooresville

ARTrageous at The Mill is a live competitive painting event, being held November 9th, where artists will create their best work during timed Rounds. As the artists work, the audience will move around the easels, allowing them an up-close view of the artistic process. After each Round the audience votes for their favorite. Two artists from each Round will compete for one prize- a Purchase Award and honor of work hung at The Mill.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Visual Arts stARTup Art FairSan Francisco, CA

stARTup LA is a hotel art fair for independent artists and runs February 14-16, 2020 at the Kinney Hotel in Venice, concurrently with Art Los Angeles Contemporary and Frieze LA gallery fairs. Artists can show their work to a myriad of collectors, gallerists, and art consultants, there in LA for a weekend of contemporary art. stARTup is a marketplace for artists to sell work on their own terms and keep 100% of the proceeds of their sales. There are application and exhibitor fees.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Visual Arts The Hopper PrizeDover, DE

$1,000 Artist Grants - The Hopper Prize is accepting submissions for artist grants. 5 artists will each receive $1,000 grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. All winners will have their work featured at Submissions will be juried by 2 leading curators: Karen Patterson, Curator Fabric Workshop and Museum and Lauren R. O’Connell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. All media eligible.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Literary Arts Fly on the Wall Press Manuscript Submissions

Collections of poetry, collections of Flash fiction/short stories, individual short stories (as part of a Fly on the Wall Press 'shorts' season).
Friday, November 15, 2019
Visual Arts FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery accepting submissionsTallahassee, FL

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is accepting submissions for the 10th Annual Pinnacle National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. This all-media competition is open for all artists over the age of 18 and residents of the U.S. to enter. The Best in Show award is $500 and there are cash awards for First, Second, and Third Place winners. All selected artists will receive a color catalog and an opportunity to exhibit in the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Literary Arts The NORward Prize for Poetry

Sponsored by New Ohio Review: "The NORward" is a different kind of poetry contest, with more chances for publication. Entries will be judged by a group—nearly 40 of our past contributors. You may submit up to 6 single-spaced pages of poetry per submission entry.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Professional Development Innovate GrantWilmington, DE

Call for Artists + Photographers — $550.00 Innovate Grants ——— Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 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, 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 “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
Literary Arts At Length poetry and music submissions

At Length will consider submissions in two categories–Poetry and Music. We’re interested in poems and sequences that are at least 7 single-spaced pages long. At Length is open to essays, Q&A’s, and memoirs that touch on music, criticism, or even reported stories. We’re looking for pieces that writers are passionate about, on topics that speak to their individual tastes and quirks. The perfect At Length music piece is that story you needed to write that you never thought you’d ever realistically be able to find a home for. Minimum length: 3,000 words.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Public Art 2019 City Art BusesCharlottesville, VA

Tom Tom Founders Festival, JAUNT and Charlottesville Area Transit are looking for creative visionaries to design the 2019 City Art Buses. From ten finalists, a public vote will determine which two designs will transform a 35’ CAT bus and a 28’ JAUNT bus into moving murals. Operating on bus lines throughout the City and County, the design is guaranteed exposure to over 200,000 people throughout the year.

Click here for details.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Visual Arts Art for Advent 2019Charlotte

Art for Advent 2019 We are inviting artists to participate in our Art for Advent project 2019 Art for Advent is an opportunity for artists to experiment across practice and disciplines, artists involved will be challenged with creating an artwork a day during the 24 day advent period. Artists can work in any medium and are encouraged to adapt their everyday practice to fit the limitations of creating a piece of work consistently for 24 days.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Literary Arts Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

Open to all poets, the prize is awarded for a single poem. This year’s final judge is Rick Barot. Contestants may submit one entry of up to three poems. Poems must be sent in a single file. Each of the three poems may not exceed 80 lines in length.
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Visual Arts UNC-A Call for SubmissionsAsheville

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Literary Arts Sou'wester Magazine submissions

Sou'wester magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual print issue (2019-20). Poetry Editor Joshua Kryah and Prose Editor Valerie Vogrin are eager to read your work!
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Professional Development Southern Prize and State Fellowships

The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South Arts is committed to practices and funding that create greater cultural equity, represent the diversity of our region, are inclusive of diverse voices and artistic expression, and are accessible to everyone.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Professional Development Traditional Arts Touring Grant

Traditional Arts Touring grants work to increase the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional arts in the South by funding projects that bring a traditional artist/ensemble and a scholar/folklorist for multi-day residencies in Southern communities. This funding program is open to a wide variety of organizations, including community cultural organizations, schools/colleges/universities, libraries, museums, presenters, etc. The program serves both communities and traditional artists. Priority consideration is given to support new applicants and underserved communities.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Visual Arts ART Habens 2019, International Call for Artists, Special EditionNYC

ART Habens is celebrating its ten years long successful activity launching a special edition, that will once again explore new trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art scene. The competition is open to all artists, both national and international and is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their portfolio. Each artist may submit up to three works made in any technique, including:Painting, Mixed Media,Installation,Video Art & Short Film,Fine Art Photography.
Friday, December 13, 2019
Visual Arts Delta Arts Center Invitational 2020 Call For ProposalsWinston-Salem

We are pleased to announce a call for artists for the “Invitational 2020@ Delta Arts” juried exhibition. We are seeking works of art by African-American artists from North Carolina that showcase the best that our state has to offer.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Film Full Frame 2020 Call for Entries

Each spring, Full Frame brings together filmmakers and film lovers from near and far to celebrate the power and artistry of documentary film. The 23rd annual festival will be held April 2 – 5, 2020, and will feature four days of standout storytelling, conversation, and Southern hospitality in downtown Durham, NC. The Early Deadline to submit is October 15, the Regular Deadline is November 15, and the Late Deadline is December 15.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Literary Arts Not One Without submissions

Not One Without: A Special Issue on Water. Guest-edited by Anna Clark. “Thousands have lived without love; not one without water.” In the spirit of W..H. Auden’s words, this forthcoming special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review will explore urgent, complex, and revelatory writingon water from around the world. “Not One Without: A Special Issue on Water” will explore the paradoxes of water, how at once it gives life and takes it; how it divides us along cruel lines of inequality even as it binds us. We welcome a range of genres, including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, translations, and pieces that don’t fit into a neat category. MQR is also open for General Submissions in poetry, essay, fiction, translations, reviews, and interviews.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Visual Arts Painting Center call for artNYC

The Painting Center in Chelsea is interested in work in all media (under 36” in any direction) featuring blue and its various shades for this juried exhibition. The exhibition will be highly publicized with a catalogue of artists works.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Visual Arts Salisbury Public Art CommitteeSalisbury

The Salisbury Public Art Committee invites sculptors to submit their favorite outdoor pieces for consideration for the 2020 Salisbury Sculpture Show. Selected pieces will be carefully sited to enhance the sculpture’s visibility and ease of access. Sculptures will be selected by a jury of qualified professionals. Work from individuals or teams will be considered; student work is encouraged.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Pop Up at Trophy Brewery: October, November and December 2019Raleigh

We work hard each month to present a show that is great for our visitors and our vendors by carefully selecting a mix of vintage, art, food and fun. The right mix of vendors keeps our show growing each year and keeps visitors coming back. We strive to provide our vendors (that might be you!) with the right promotions to create excitement and sales each month.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
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
Literary Arts Las Vegas Little Theatre's 12th Annual New Works CompetitionLas Vegas, NV

Win the chance to get your play produced by LVLT this season!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Literary Arts +GAMMA RAYS First Novel Prize

This second iteration of the +GAMMA RAYS prize is seeking to publish and promote first-time novelists. Inspired by the final component of the beta decay nuclear equation for Cobalt-60, the +GAMMA RAYS Book Prize recognizes work that leaves an impression. The winner of the +GAMMA RAYS prize will be a book that is transformative. Up to three books will be selected for publication, and the author will receive a competitive book deal. The work, if published, must be the first published novel or novella written by the author. Novel- or novella-length works will be considered.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Visual Arts National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame call for photographsSaratoga Springs, NY

Photo Finish will showcase work submitted by amateur and professional photographers that relates to the sport of Thoroughbred racing in America. Photographs do not have to be a racing action scene; it is up to the photographer to interpret the theme and be as creative as possible! Interested photographers can submit up to two photographs for consideration, and additional entry details are listed on the application form.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Literary Arts History through Fiction

History Through Fiction is interested in publishing high quality fiction that is based on historical research. We are looking for stories about real people and real events. Though fictionalized, our books include nonfiction elements such footnotes, endnotes, and/or a bibliography. When submitting, consider whether your historical novel is informative and educational in addition to being a compelling fictional story.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Literary Arts Labute New Theatre FestivalSt. Louis, MO

Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18′ x 18′ stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.

Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes. Up to Eight plays will be chosen. In addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival.

Submissions should be sent to:

LaBute New Theater Festival
St. Louis Actors’ Studio
360 N Boyle Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Literary Arts Bellevue Literary Review

In Fall 2020, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish an issue on the theme of "Reading the Body." We are seeking writing that explores various ideas of "the body"—through metaphor and language ("heartsick," "lily-livered"); as first responders (to illness, stress, culture, religion, freedom); and as agents of change. When we change emotionally or spiritually, our bodies alter; when our bodies alter, our attitudes and spirit do too. Our bodies tell us our truths, reveal our truths, and sometimes blindside us with truths we may not have known. They sing an eloquent, often unconscious song. We welcome submissions of fiction (2-4K words), creative nonfiction (max: 5K words), and poetry.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Literary Arts The Frost Place Chapbook Competition

The Frost Place, a nonprofit center for poetry and the arts at Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, in partnership with Bull City Press, has established a poetry chapbook fellowship. We invite submissions to the Eighth Annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition sponsored by Bull City Press. The 2020 Bull City Chapbook Fellowship at The Frost Place is open to any poet writing in English.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Visual Arts Raleigh Fine Arts Society: 2020 North Carolina Annual Artists ExhibitionRaleigh

We invite all North Carolina Artists to enter this year’s Exhibition, the largest annual all media Juried Art Exhibition in NC featuring over $6,000 in awards. The Exhibition will take place March 8 through June 14.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Visual Arts Prisma Art PrizeRome, Italy

The cultural association Il Varco is glad to announce its 3RD 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, January 10, 2020
Visual Arts The Blowing Rock Historical Society's Artists in Residence at Edgewood CottageBlowing Rock

Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage is a juried art show that features different artists each week. Think of Edgewood Cottage as your personal art gallery in a beautiful historic setting on Main St. in downtown Blowing Rock, NC. If selected, you will be present in the cottage during your week to greet visitors, sell your art, and demonstrate your techniques.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Literary Arts Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last two years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over two years enter the "Legacy Fiction" or "Legacy Nonfiction" category.) CATEGORIES: Art, Poetry, Chapbook, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Middle Reader, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Crime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Short Story/Anthology, Romance, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction. In this tough economic time, your book is always a great value, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award is the most economical way to achieve publicity and recognition.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Visual Arts Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card ExhibitionVermillion, SD

Challenge the social custom of giving boring store-bought greeting cards for every occasion. Artist Klaire A. Lockheart wants you to help celebrate her birthday by altering a standard greeting card into a work of art, which she will display at Gallery 110 at the University of South Dakota. All entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show from March 4-27, 2020.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Literary Arts Teach. Write. Submissions

Teach. Write. is a biannual online publication of the blog Hey, Mrs. Winkler: Musings and Mutterings About Higher Education in the South. Teach. Write. was created to provide a place for composition teachers to submit their work; however, submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poetry are open to all.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
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
Professional Development 33rd Annual NC Potters ConferenceSeagrove

33rd Annual NC Potters Conference hosted by the NC Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC Dates: March 5-8th, 2020. The NC Potters conference is centered around two-days of demonstrating artists in addition to multiple speakers to instill this year’s theme, which is The Similarities in our Differences.
Thursday, March 5, 2020