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 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.



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

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



Category Organization Deadlinesort descending
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.
Craft ClaymakersDurham

Apply to be a new exhibitor at Claymakers; rolling application.
Craft Northern Clay CenterMinneapolis, MN

Northern Clay Center continually solicits guest curators and exhibition opportunities for the Emily Galusha Gallery.
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.
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 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.
Film The Fledgling Fund

Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects. Rolling deadline.
Professional Development Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

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

Seeking flash fiction and original short fiction for their online publication. Payment. 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 Frontier Poetry

A new online poetry journal seeking new poets. 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.
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 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 LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.
Residencies The Skopelos Foundation for the ArtsGreece

Seeking applications for 2018 residencies. Rolling deadlines.
Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 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.
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.
Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. Rolling deadline.
Residencies Women’s Studio WorkshopRosendale, NY

Offering various residencies and internships in printmaking, book arts, ceramics, and photography.
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.
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.
Literary Arts Southeastern College Art Conference

Seeking submissions of reviews of exhibitions on view within six months of submission date. Rolling deadline.
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 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 Roots Artist Registry

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

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

Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities.
Organizations Downtown RaleighRaleigh, NC

Seeking applicants to showcase their work in a unique outdoor environment. 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.
Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

Accepting exhibition proposals for gallery space. Honorarium and non-cash awards.
Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication.
Professional Development Asheville Area Arts CouncilAsheville, NC

Offering one-on-one Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions for artist entrepreneurs.
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.
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.
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
Literary Arts Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize

The Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition is open to any writer who fits the NCLR definition of a North Carolina writer: anyone who currently lives in North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina, or uses North Carolina as subject matter.
Monday, April 1, 2019
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
Multidisciplinary Art Room Gallery Online Competition

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

Applications open for 2019-20 Emerging Documentary Artists, for young POC, ages 18-24, from groups underrepresented in the doc arts.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Literary Arts Poets Meet Politics 2019

Poems can be on any theme related to politics. We accept entries worldwide. Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Final judge: Christy Ducker. Sponsored by Hungry Hill Writing in Budapest, Hungary.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Residencies Residency at Studio in the Woods in New OrleansNew Orleans, LA

US and international artists working in all disciplines are invited to apply for the Studio in the Woods residency focused on climate-driven adaptations, using the New Orleans region as inspiration. This six-week residency provides artists with space, a stipend and scholarship, and staff support to foster critical thinking and the creation of new works.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Residencies Arteles Creative CenterHämeenkyrö, Finland

Accepting applications for artist residencies.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Artspace Spring Market Call for ArtistsRaleigh

Artists interested in having a booth should apply on our website by Saturday April 27.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Performing Arts Theatre in the Park AuditionsRaleigh

Theatre In the Park auditions for "Of Good Stock" are 4/28 at 7pm.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Public Art Public Art Markers*Marshall

The Madison County Arts Council, the Town of Marshall, Madison County Government, the Marshall Downtown Association and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams to design a system of visual art markers to connect the arts and cultural assets from downtown Marshall’s Main Street (The Marshall Mile) across the French Broad river to Blannahassett Island. Three artists will be selected to visit Marshall and interview. The selected artist will return to meet with the community and key stakeholders and create a proposal. The proposed art markers can include sculpture, gateways, light pole attachments, interactive pieces, mosaics, sidewalk or wall inlays, murals and light installations. Marker designs can be from a variety of mediums or a combination of mediums. Up to three (3) elements will be funded through this project, but the design plan may include more elements that can be produced over time.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Public Art Emerald Loop Vision Plan*Greenville

The City of Greenville, the Pitt County Arts Council (PCAC), Uptown Greenville, and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking qualifications from professional artists or artist teams to create a vision plan for the Emerald Loop, a new urban trail in downtown Greenville, NC.  The selected artist will work closely with City of Greenville planners and their consultants to develop concepts for a series of art projects along the new urban trail, and to enhance the connection with the surrounding neighborhoods and city districts.  This Emerald Loop Vision Plan will provide a framework for potential public art opportunities along the trail corridor (map provided upon request). 

Click here for details and RFQ.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Performing Arts The Music Project: NC Gold AlbumRutherfordton

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

The City of Morganton Main Street Department, the Burke County Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams to work directly with landscape architects, architects and designers in the creation of a new, outdoor multi-purpose event space in downtown Morganton. The City of Morganton is currently interviewing architectural teams for this space and is interested in engaging an artist(s) to integrate public art and artistic elements in the building plans. This space will be connected to the most iconic building and green space in the County, the Historic Burke County Courthouse and Square.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Monday, April 29, 2019
Visual Arts Cameron Village Call for Artists- Paint a PianoRaleigh

Paint a piano at Cameron Village to support CMS Raleigh. Includes stipend & materials allowance.
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
Visual Arts Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute ExhibitionSalisbury

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

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

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

Wordpeace, an online journal dedicated to peace and justice, is looking for poetry, short fiction,  essays, and artwork in conversation with world events, is seeking submissions.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Visual Arts North Charleston Arts FestCharleston, SC

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

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

Apply to showcase at the ArtsMarket performing arts booking conference in Durham on Nov. 4-6! Artists of all genres are encouraged to apply for one of 33 15-minute showcases at the Carolina Theatre.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Craft Call for Craft ArtistsRaleigh

Applications open for the 2019 Carolina Artisan Craft Market.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Professional Development South ArtsAtlanta, GA

The application for the Literary Arts Touring Grants is now open.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Multidisciplinary Arts Market 2019Durham

The flagship event of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, ArtsMarket is a biennial three-day conference that draws hundreds of arts presenters, agents, performing artists, vendors, and service providers to downtown Durham, North Carolina. Featuring up to three dozen juried showcase performances and 120 exhibit booths, the conference provides high quality business opportunities and excellent value to delegates from North Carolina and well beyond.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Performing Arts Call for Dance WorkWake Forest

Wake Forest Dance invites dance schools, emerging choreographers and professional dance companies to submit work for the Wake Forest Dance Festival.
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
Literary Arts The Tens Festival

The Parish Players in Thetford, Vermont, seeks 10-minute plays. Comedies or Dramas must be no more than 10 minutes in length. Setting: Interior Living Room. We prefer new, unproduced plays; however previously produced and already published original plays will be considered. We will also give preference to "local" (New England) playwrights. We will have only one set this year: the living room. Make sure your play works in this setting.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Literary Arts Mini-Book Submissions: Arc Pair Press

We publish perfect-bound prose and are looking for novella-length fiction, nonfiction, or short collections in the range of 60-120 pages. If the manuscript is a collection, individual pieces may be published elsewhere, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Multidisciplinary ArtsMarket Showcase Durham

We encourage performing artists of ALL disciplines to apply! This year’s conference will feature more than 30 juried showcases from November 4-6 at the beautiful Carolina Theatre in Durham.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Arts Council of Henderson CountyFlat Rock

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

Accepting applications for the 10 x 10 Challenge. Startups younger than 3 years can apply for the 10x10 Challenge to create a promo video in 5 days with a local production company, or to get in front of investors during the Rocket Pitch Competition.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Multidisciplinary Art on Main Fine Art/Craft Festival applicationsHendersonville

The Arts Council of Henderson County is currently taking applications for the 60th annual Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft festival happening September 28 & 29, 2019, in charming & historic downtown Hendersonville, NC!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Organizations Mini-grants for arts programs in underserved communitiesCary

Mini-grants for arts programs in underserved/low-resource communities from Ivy Community Service Foundation of Cary.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Literary Arts Orca Call for Submissions

Orca, a journal of short stories and flash fiction, has reopened for free submissions. We now pay our contributors $25. We are open to any topic or genre, as long as it’s written in a literary style. We prefer work that is high concept: imaginative, thoughtful, even speculative, open to possibilities. Give us deep, diverse characters. Blend genres. Connect seemingly disparate ideas. Keep it entertaining, but make us think. We accept submissions up to 8000 words. For anything longer, you’re welcome to query.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Public Art Centerpiece Artwork for Merschel ParkWinston-Salem

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

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Visual Arts Colour International Artist Call

To roll in the summer, in style we are looking for artists and photographers who's work breaths colour and imagination. We are asking artists to submit a portfolio of up to six images that reflects the spirt and celebration that summer, love and colour bring.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Visual Arts Craven Arts Council & Gallery Call for ArtistsNew Bern

Plein air event with exhibition following. Open to all mediums.
Friday, May 10, 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
Visual Arts Call for Artists- Public Works 2019Fayetteville

Public Works is a community-wide art exhibit sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Works Commission. This is an opportunity for ALL ARTISTS to have their work exhibited from May 24 through June 22 at the Arts Council. Who's Eligible: YOU ARE, if you live in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties, Fort Bragg or Pope Field.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Visual Arts stARTup Art FairSan Francisco, CA

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

The Madison County Economic Development Board is seeking an artist to design and develop a permanent piece of artwork for the Madison Manufacturing Public Art Park, which is located on the Dr. Otis T. Duck Greenway in Mars Hill, NC. Artists and/or collaborations are encouraged to submit proposals. Fees and awards include a publication and honorarium. For more information, please use the contact information listed below. 

Click here for details.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Performing Arts earspace Call for ScoresRaleigh

earspace ensemble is accepting scores for their 2019/2020 season.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Literary Arts Raymond Carver Contest

The contest offers $2,500 across five prizes, highlighting new fiction from writers all over the world. Max word count: 10,000. We accept entries from anywhere in the world, but the story must be in English. No genre fiction (romance, horror, sci-fi); literary fiction only. Story must be previously unpublished (including online). Prizewinners will appear in the fall issue of Carve in October alongside in-depth interviews of the authors.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Literary Arts Kakalak Poetry and Art Contest

Participation no longer requires that author or artist be a resident–present or past–or the subject of your work have a direct Carolina connection. In order to broaden participation, we’ve change this guide to read as follows: “We’re looking for work that evokes the spirit of the Carolinas from the Outer Banks and Low Country to the Piedmont and Appalachia.” It’s a broad brush that allows those from outside the region to participate and editors/judges to decide what does and does not fit under the Kakalak umbrella. Send 1 to 3 poems.
Wednesday, May 15, 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 Brightwork Fellowship ProgramRaleigh

The application period for the Brightwork Fellowship Program is March 15-May 15, 2019. The Brightwork Fellowship is a residency program located within Anchorlight that focuses on service and professional development in the visual arts. Brightwork Fellows receive an individual studio and shared community work space in which to make their work uninterrupted for a period of one year.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Multidisciplinary Contemporary Art Room Gallery "Abstract" Competition

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd “Abstract” Online Art Competition for the month of May 2019. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. For the Abstract theme in this competition we call artists to submit their best nonrepresentational artworks in all kinds of concepts and mediums. All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art.
Thursday, May 16, 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 Combined Talents Juried CompetitionTallahassee, FL

Combined Talents is an annual, juried competition organized by the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts and juried by a prominent curator or artist. The competition is open to artists 18 years of age or over residing in the United States, and all media are eligible for consideration. There is a First Prize Award of $1,000, a Second Prize Award of $500, and a digital catalog is produced.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Literary Arts Art Writers Grant Program

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Visual Arts Social Art International Artist Call

In the latest issue of Murze we have launched artist calls that focus on artists response to the political sphere and Climate Change, it seems fitting that Social Art or community lead art should follow these topics.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Literary Arts New Letters Writing ContestsKansas City, MO

Fiction and essay entries should not exceed 8,000 words. A single poetry entry may contain up to six poems, and those poems need not be related. All entries will be considered for publication in New Letters.
Monday, May 20, 2019
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 LibertyTown Arts WorkshopFredericksburg, VA

CALLING ALL CELL PHONE PHO-TOGS!!! Camera phone technology and the accessibility of cell phones has changed people’s abilities to take photos. Along with better cell phone camera technologies, apps to edit photos, and the use of photos in social media, our world has become visually more expressive with the use of pictures. For this month’s show we want to celebrate the art of the “cell phone photograph”.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Visual Arts The Painting CenterNew York, NY

Artist/Educators are invited to submit to a juried exhibition highlighting their work at The Painting Center, an artist run, non-profit art gallery in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. Patterns of Influence will be highly publicized with a digital catalogue featuring the artists' images and personal statements addressing the interrelationship of their artistic and teaching practices. The Painting Center is interested in work in all media (under 36” in any direction) by artist/educators for this juried exhibition, which will take place from July 16 through August 10, 2019. Entry fee.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Literary Arts Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates engaging storytelling. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights. The script should be your original work/story. Adaptations of another author’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, or Othello will lead to disqualification. Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Literary Arts Black River Chapbook Competition

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of poems or prose (including fiction, creative nonfiction, lyric essay, and prose hybrid manuscripts). Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts The Washburn Chapbook Prize

The Washburn Chapbook Prize is awarded once a year to a woman or non-binary writer for a micro-chapbook. Our definition of woman includes all women, including transgender and all female-identifying individuals. Women of color and queer women are encouraged to apply.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Bechdel Group Fall 2019 Workshop SeriesNew York, NY

We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts—anything in progress. Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet "complete." We typically feature 20-35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script. Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers. Your submission must: Be in progress. Pass the Bechdel Test. (You must have at least two female-identifying characters, with names, who have a full scene/conversation that is not about their romantic relationships.) Support our mission of fostering strong, complex, dynamic roles for women.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Stella Maris Journal

We are looking for previously unpublished pieces in all styles and genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art—works centered around queer themes. Give us your coming out story, your love wins. Flash fiction, lyric prose, and hybrid forms are welcome. We are especially interested in publishing authors based in the NC Triad area, or authors who have called the Triad their home. Submit works of fiction or nonfiction of up to 1,000 words or up to two pages of poetry.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Sunspot Literary Journal accepting submissions

Sunspot Literary Journal is dedicated to speaking truth to power by drawing on the power of every human being. We offer payment in the form of an Editor's Prize of $50. The acceptance rate for the first open call was 11.5%.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Winston-Salem Writers Flying South

- POETRY (submit up to 3 poems, 10 pages maximum)

- FICTION (including flash fiction, short story, and novel excerpt. Up to 5000 words) Each story, including flash fiction, must be submitted                  separately with fee.

- NON-FICTION (including memoir, essay, journal entries, and other creative non-fiction. Up to 3500 words)

Authors of Non-Fiction requiring identifiable names, should use pseudonyms during the judging process. If their work is accepted, they will have the opportunity to change those names prior to publication.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Visual Arts Sunset VisionSunset Beach

As part of its fundraising efforts, Sunset Vision invites artists from all backgrounds to submit work for our 3rd annual Art Show and Sale. Inspired by the theme, Coastal Visions, this exhibit seeks to challenge and arouse the way we see our beautiful coastal surroundings, whether through geography, people, personal, historical, or otherwise. Entry fee, cash and non-cash awards.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Visual Arts Tarboro Development CorporationTarboro

The Tarboro Development Corporation (TDC), an affiliate of the North Carolina Main Street Program, is currently accepting designs for a logo. The logo, which will represent the corporation as a whole, will be used on marketing and promotional material including TDC’s website, social media, downtown brochures, and materials promoting events organized by the corporation such as the Summer Music Series, Hometown Homecoming, New Year’s Ball Drop, and Spring Fling.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Literary Arts Raleigh Review: Laux/Miller Poetry PrizeRaleigh

Call for Poetry for Raleigh Review's Laux/Miller Prize.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake CountyRaleigh

Accepting artists' applications for the Vendor Marketplace at the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County. The event will take place August 31 - September 1, 2019.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Visual Arts Coined in the South Juried Art ShowCharlotte

The Young Affiliates, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, will host our fourth annual juried art show, “Coined in the South”, at the museum’s uptown location from October 11, 2019 - February 16, 2020.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Visual Arts African American Cultural Festival Call for VendorsRaleigh

Applications open for the Marketplace at the African American Cultural Festival on Labor Day Weekend.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Visual Arts Yadkin Arts Council 2019 Juried ExhibitionYadkinville

Yadkin Arts Council 2019 Juried Exhibition - This exhibition is a celebration of some of the finest creativity in North Carolina. Eligibility for entry is open to Fine Art artists in both 2D and 3D categories that are a minimum of 18 years of age and reside in North Carolina. $3500 in combined prizes will be awarded to the best artists!
Friday, June 7, 2019
Visual Arts 2019 Summer Regional Art ShowSouthport, NC

The annual juried Summer Regional Art Show will open on June 24, 2019 at Franklin Square Gallery. Registration is online. Each artist may enter two pieces of art (any combination of 2D and 3D).
Friday, June 7, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Transylvania Community Arts CouncilBrevard

Call for Artists - The Transylvania Community Arts Council will present the 47th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on Main Street during the 4th of July Celebration. TC Arts Council juries in more than 40+ professional visual artists from the Southeast who sell their artwork on Main Street. The event takes place on Main Street in downtown Brevard, in conjunction with the Heart of Brevard's annual 4th of July Celebration and the Transylvania Region AACA Classic Car Show. A Duck Race and Fireworks will be held that night at Brevard College. For more information art vendors should call 828-884-2787 or email
Monday, June 10, 2019
Visual Arts Touchstone Gallery Call for EntriesWashington, DC

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, located in a modern street-level space in downtown Washington, DC is seeking entries for "America Is ..." a National Juried Show scheduled for August 2 - 29, 2019. Artists are asked to submit artwork that will Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?
Monday, June 10, 2019
Performing Arts CenterFest 2019 Performing Artists CallDurham

CenterFest 2019 performing artist applications are now OPEN! Apply for an opportunity to participate in Durham’s signature arts festival no later than June 14, 2019.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Visual Arts Prisma International Art Prize

The cultural association Il Varco is glad to announce its 1st PRISMA Art Prize, an exhibition entirely organized by artists for the artists. A painting competition with $2000 plus in Cash Awards and many other prizes, which takes place seasonally and yearly in Rome.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Multidisciplinary Innovate GrantWilmington, DE

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. Innovate Grant distributes (2) $550.00 grants to one Visual Artist and one Photographer each quarter. In addition to receiving a grant, winners will be featured on our website.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Performing Arts CucalorousWilmington

Cucalorus has a long history of showcasing outlandish, alternative, heartwarming and original new performers. Cucalorus Stage is now open for submissions and is looking for original performances and productions: standup, storytelling, music, cabaret, theatre, comedy, happenings, installations, live art, and more. Early deadline is May 22, regular deadline is June 19. Entry fee.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Public Art Traffic Signal Boxes for Downtown BelmontBelmont

Open to North Carolina artists, photographers, designers and artist teams, to create art for boxes located across the three Belmont districts. Seven artworks will be selected from the total digital submissions to be printed on high quality vinyl wraps which will be professionally installed on seven utility and traffic signal boxes. Creators of the seven selected artworks will be given an honorarium of $350.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Literary Arts Linda Flowers Literary AwardCharlotte

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. The award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing.
Friday, June 28, 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
Literary Arts North Park Playwright Festival 2019San Diego, CA

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play). We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts Green Stories

We are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. If you’d prefer to create your story in a different format, click here. We will consider all genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies. Length: min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages). The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Professional Development Diamante Arts Leadership Institute (DALI)Cary

Diamante Arts and Cultural Center offers the Diamante Arts Leadership Institute (DALI), a year-long program in arts capacity building and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful engagement practices in the arts. Modeled in part after the NALAC Leadership Institute and revised to meet the needs of Latino/Hispanic arts professionals in North Carolina,DALI will provide a dynamic learning environment that cultivates a familiar, inclusive cultural space that provides artists, arts managers, and cultural promoters the support and knowledge to prepare creative, strategic and nimble cultural leaders.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Literary Arts Bellevue Literary Review

The BLR seeks high-caliber, unpublished work, broadly and creatively related to our themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body.  We welcome submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.  We encourage you to read BLR before you submit.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Visual Arts CPCC Art Galleries: 2019 Annual Juried ShowCharlotte

The CPCC Art Gallery provides an opportunity for artists to exhibit their paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and other work on the CPCC Campus and to the Charlotte community.
Sunday, July 14, 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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.To submit to the Clifton tribute, please email the editors. 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!)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. Email to submit.
Friday, November 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