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.

Category Organization Deadlinesort descending
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. 

https://www.lamaisonbaldwin.fr/single-post/2019/02/23/Baldwin-at-Home-A-Call-to-...
Craft Northern Clay CenterMinneapolis, MN

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

http://www.northernclaycenter.org/exhibitions/about/request-exhibition-proposals
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.

http://creative-capital.org/pdp/online
Craft ClaymakersDurham

Apply to be a new exhibitor at Claymakers; rolling application. 

https://www.claymakers.org/
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.

http://craftemergency.org/artists_services/emergency_relief/Studio Protector Online - The Artist’s Guides to Emergencies
Professional Development Capacity Interactive

A digital marketing consulting firm for the arts that offers free webinars throughout the year and hosts an annual Digital Marketing Boot Camp for the Arts Conference.

http://capacityinteractive.com/
Literary Arts Gibson House PressChicago, Ill.

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

http://gibsonhousepress.com/work-with-us/
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.

https://hamlinelitlink.wordpress.com/submit/
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.

https://durhamcountylibrary.org/about/art/?blm_aid=307625https://durhamcountylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/DCL_art_exhibit_appli...
Film The Fledgling Fund

Grant support, outreach, and engagement for social issues documentary film and other storytelling projects. Rolling deadline.

http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply
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.

https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/work-of-art-program/
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.

https://www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/gallery
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.

https://www.awesomefoundation.org/enhttps://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/submissions/new?chapter=disability
Literary Arts CRAFT

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

https://www.craftliterary.com/submit/
Professional Development Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Offering professional development courses through their podcasts, Thriving Artist.

http://clarkhulingsfund.org/chfpodcast/
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.

https://durhamcountylibrary.org/about/art/
Literary Arts Frontier Poetry

A new online poetry journal seeking new poets. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.

https://www.frontierpoetry.com/
Professional Development The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

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

https://cstudies.ubc.ca/study-topic/cultural-planning-development
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.

https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants
Literary Arts LitMag

Seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for publication. Cash awards. Rolling deadline.

https://litmag.submittable.com/submit
Public Art Urban ArtMemphis, TN

The free Artist Registry is for artists, designers, and architects interested in pursuing public art projects.

http://www.urbanartcommission.org/artists/join-the-registry
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.

https://vaeraleigh.org/awesome
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.

https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant
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.

https://issuu.com/gapub/docs/_ss_cab_april_2019_lr_final
Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

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

http://bullcitypress.com/submissions
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.

http://www.ncati.org/call-for-artist-guidelines
Residencies The Skopelos Foundation for the ArtsGreece

Seeking applications for 2018 residencies. Rolling deadlines.

https://skopartfoundation.org/
Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

Seeking entries for the Emerging Playwright Award. Cash award. Rolling deadline.

http://urbanstages.org/submissions
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.

http://weymouthcenter.org/writers-in-residence/writers-in-residence-application/
Literary Arts Southeastern College Art Conference

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

http://www.secacart.org/online-exhibition-reviews
Residencies Women’s Studio WorkshopRosendale, NY

Offering various residencies and internships in printmaking, book arts, ceramics, and photography.

http://www.wsworkshop.org/opportunity-calendar/
Multidisciplinary Roots Artist Registry

Roots Artist Registry is an online registry and directory of visual, performing, and literary artists. Listing fee.

http://www.rootsartistregistry.com/index.html
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.

http://www.thebascom.org/residency-and-internship-program
Multidisciplinary The Schuykill CenterPhiladelphia, PA

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

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/departments/art/opportunities
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.

http://vermontstudiocenter.org/displaced-artists-fund
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

https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Apply-to-NYFA-Fiscal-Sponsorship
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.

http://www.artfullyreimagined.com/ReimagineItGrant
Organizations Downtown RaleighRaleigh, NC

Seeking applicants to showcase their work in a unique outdoor environment. Rolling deadline. 

http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/about/about-dra/program-our-plazas
Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities. 

http://www.greenhillnc.org/artist-submissions
Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

Accepting exhibition proposals for gallery space. Honorarium and non-cash awards. 

http://www.1708gallery.org/
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.

https://www.bearreview.com/submit
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.

http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency
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.

http://www.ncati.org/call-for-artist-guidelines
Professional Development Asheville Area Arts CouncilAsheville, NC

Offering one-on-one Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions for artist entrepreneurs. 

http://ashevillearts.com/programs/artist-business-brainstorm-sessions/
Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication. 

http://www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/
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.

https://filmfreeway.com/cucalorusfilmfestival
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.

https://www.garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/gar...
Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.

https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75310
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. 

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5fb13c0847af48068dc72e744/files/0d8f80d2-bc46-44a7...
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.

https://hopperprize.org/
Residencies Silence Awareness ExistenceHämeenkyrö, Pirkanmaa, Finland

Silence Awareness Existence is a residency program in Finland for artists, researchers and creative professionals, wanting to retreat into silence in nature. The program brings together a group of artists attuned to the theme to share a focused and mindful residency in the middle of the Nordic winter.

https://www.arteles.org/
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Multidisciplinary Art About 2019 call for artistsDurham

This program provides grants to individuals and organizations who will bring temporary, creative, free of charge experiences to downtown Durham public spaces during the Third Friday Durham art walk, occurring every third Friday from 6-9 pm. Art About projects are interactive, educational, and playful. Think: sidewalk chalk workshop, “bang on a can” drum circle, pop-up free dinner party, life-size building blocks, silent discos.

https://downtowndurham.com/artabout2019/#myapply
Friday, June 28, 2019
Multidisciplinary Public Space Project 2019: call for artistsDurham

Downtown Durham, Inc. (DDI) hosts intrepid and thought-provoking projects that push the envelope. The Public Space Project is an activation project focused on retaining and supporting the creative and artistic cultures of Durham and upholding public spaces of convergence. This program provides grants to individuals and organizations who will bring unifying, creative, free of charge experiences to downtown Durham public spaces. We want to hear audacious ideas from chefs, documentarians, muralists, performance artist, musicians, florists, installation artists, market organizers, poets, entrepreneurs etc.

https://downtowndurham.com/psp2019/#myabout
Friday, June 28, 2019
Visual Arts Artist Workshop: Develop an Art Exhibition ProposalRocky Mount

This workshop is designed for artists who are ready to develop a new proposal or what to spruce up an old proposal for a professional art exhibition. We will discuss how to find a potential venue, look at successful proposals, reveal some tips and tricks, and more!

https://imperialcentre.org/arts-center/artist-opportunities/
Friday, June 28, 2019
Professional Development Accessible Dance Workshop with Axis DanceDurham

This day-long workshop will give participants a way to explore dance forms through varying bodies and abilities, and gain skills to implement in their teaching practices. There will also be sharing and networking among the dance community on how to connect and promote accessible dance.  

https://artsaccess.wufoo.com/forms/s1b53nb20dqrili/
Friday, June 28, 2019
Performing Arts The Music Project: NC Gold AlbumRutherfordton

The Music Project: NC Gold Album is open to all singer/songwriters with a deep connection to North Carolina. We are looking for original songs written for or inspired by NC. You may have the opportunity to perform at the Official NC Gold Festival in Old Fort, NC June 1st. If your song is chosen it will be on the album to be released world-wide in the fall of 2019. 

https://www.visitncgold.com/
Friday, June 28, 2019
Literary Arts Words Without Borders Poems in Translation Contest

Words Without Borders is pleased to announce a new contest to spotlight some of the groundbreaking poets working around the world today and to celebrate the art of translating poetry. The contest is open to contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English. Four winning translated poems will be co-published on Words Without Borders, the digital magazine for international literature, and in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, throughout September, which is National Translation Month. The winning poems will be selected by acclaimed poet, translator, and scholar Mónica de la Torre, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. Individual poems must not exceed forty lines.

https://wordswithoutborders.submittable.com/submit/5a6e335a-1e71-49d1-ae57-23dfa...
Friday, June 28, 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.

http://www.nchumanities.org/content/linda-flowers-award-guidelines-and-submissio...
Friday, June 28, 2019
Residencies Artist Incubator Request for QualificationsGreenville

The City of Greenville in North Carolina, East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design, Pitt County Arts Council, and A Time for Science are inviting artists to submit a proposal to the 2019-2020 Greenville, NC Arts Incubator program. The focus of this incubator is to offer studio space for working artists and cultivate an environment to learn business skills to eventually start their own arts-based business in the Uptown Greenville District.

https://www.emergegallery.com/artists/artist-opportunities/the-art-lab-incubator...
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Literary Arts Spokane Prize for Short FictionSpokane, WA

Willow Springs Books is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction.

http://willowspringsbooks.org/submit/
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.

https://ncwriters.org/index.php/members-only/opportunities/84-playwriting/10294-...
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Film Murze Summer Film FestivalCharlotte

This is an open call for both current and emerging artists and filmmakers, the work will be juried after the submission deadline (30th June) based on the ability to engage and captivate an audience, through the quality of film and subject matter. 

https://www.murze.org/filmfestival
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Visual Arts Call for artists: Anima Mundi Festival 2019 – ConsciousnessVenice, Italy

The festival focuses on the concept of ANIMA MUNDI, that according to several historical cultures, religions and philosophical systems, is an intrinsic connection between all living entities on the planet, which relates to the world in a similar way as the human soul is connected to the human body. Artists are invited to talk about ANIMA MUNDI through photo reportage of cities, hidden places, photographic documentaries and personal experiences. 

https://www.itsliquid.com/callforartists-consciousness-2019.html
Sunday, June 30, 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. 

https://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize/online-submission
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Visual Arts 2019 LEAD Cover Art- Call for Entries!

The Office of VSA and Accessibility at the Kennedy Center is seeking artwork by artists with disabilities for the cover of the 2019 LEAD® conference program. Artwork should address themes of accessibility and inclusion in the arts and artists of any age and professional experience are welcome to apply.

https://thekennedycenter.smapply.io/prog/2019_lead_cover_art/
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.

http://www.greenstories.org.uk/stage-play/
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Multidisciplinary Mud Season Review accepting submissions

Seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. 

http://mudseasonreview.com/submit/
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts Sally Buckner Emerging Writers' Fellowship

The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an annual Sally Buckner Emerging Writers’ Fellowship, in honor of the late poet, editor, and educator. The Buckner Fellowship, in the amount of $500 awarded to one writer each year, supports emerging writers whose work shows promise of excellence and commitment to a literary career. 

https://ncwriters.submittable.com/submit/113615/sally-buckner-emerging-writers-f...
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts North Street Book Prize

Your self-published book can win up to $3,000 plus expert marketing services. Length limit: 200,000 words maximum. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restriction on age of author. No restriction on year of publication. All contestants receive a free PDF download of The Great First Impression Book Proposal by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby.

https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/north-street-book-prize
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Literary Arts Hard Times Story ContestAsheville

Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words. Sponsored by The Writers' Workshop of Asheville.

https://www.twwoa.org/contests.html
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Residencies 2019-20 Frank Emerging Artist ProgramChapel Hill

The Franklin Street Arts Collective (FRANK Gallery) will accept applications for a one-year emerging-artist apprentice program. The unpaid residency will run from September 2019 to August 2020. It will provide the selected artist with the benefits of a FRANK membership. These include exhibition opportunities in the gallery, mentorship from professional artists, and unrivaled access to the professional arts community in Chapel Hill and the Triangle.

https://www.frankisart.com/emerging
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Visual Arts Iversen Center for Faith Request for ProposalsSt. Paul, MN

Are you an artist with an interest in portraying the spiritual through the visual arts? The University of St. Thomas invites artists to submit proposals for original artwork to be included as part of the new multi-denominational Iversen Center for Faith, located on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus. 

https://www.stthomas.edu/arthistory/newsandevents/news/call-to-artists.html
Monday, July 1, 2019
Public Art Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation RFP- MuralDanville, VA

The Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation (DNDC), in partnership with Opportunity Neighborhoods, is seeking proposals from professional muralists to help with the creation of two murals to be displayed at the Stonewall Recreation Center, located at 119 Bradley Road in Danville, Virginia.

https://files.nc.gov/ncarts/artsopps/DANVILLE-NEIGHBORHOOD-DEVELOPMENT-CORPORATI...
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. 

https://bellevueliteraryreview.submittable.com/submit
Monday, July 1, 2019
Literary Arts New Voices Poetry Book Contest Durham

New Voices Poetry Book Contest is looking for work by poets who write outside traditional expectations, from varied ethnic, gender, and class backgrounds. Series editor Jaki Shelton Green is NC's first African-American North Carolina Poet Laureate.

Monday, July 1, 2019
Film Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund supports feature length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of Pare Lorentz's work, exhibiting objective research, artful storytelling, strong visual style, high production values, artistic writing, and outstanding music composition, as well as skillful direction, camerawork and editing.

https://www.documentary.org/funding/pare-lorentz-documentary-fund
Monday, July 1, 2019
Visual Arts North Carolina Botanical Garden seeking submissionsChapel Hill

The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC is seeking submissions for its 31st annual exhibit of Sculpture in the Garden. The show unites 3D, outdoor work in a variety of sizes and media with the curated landscapes of NCBG. Sculpture in the Garden runs from mid-September through mid-December and is free and open to the public.

http://ncbg.unc.edu/sculpture-entry/
Monday, July 1, 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.

http://diamanteinc.org/dali/
Monday, July 1, 2019
Performing Arts Wordsmyth accepting play submissionsHouston, TX

Wordsmyth Theater (Houston, TX) is now accepting one-act or two-act play submissions for our New Play Reading Series for 2020. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a bilingual play — any language. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play. We do expect the playwright to be in attendance for the reading. Play must not have been produced. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.

http://wordsmyththeater.org/play-submissions/
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Public Art Sculpture in the LandscapeGoldsboro

Goldsboro's Downtown Development Corporation, with the help of Sculpture in the Landscape, is looking to lease several sculptures for one year with honorariums ranging from $1,000 - $3,000. They will be placed in the Center Street Streetscape.

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, July 5, 2019
Literary Arts Bull City Press Chapbooks accepting submissionsDurham

Bull City Press is open to chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction (especially flash fiction), and creative nonfiction during our Summer 2019 Chapbook Open Reading Period. Instead of charging a set reading fee, the reading fee is "pay what you want." If you're saddled with student debt or have limited access to submissions periods and contests, we want to hear from you. If you've got a quirky manuscript that's still looking for a home, we want to hear from you. Whether you're a new, unpublished writer or an established writer with a short project close to your heart, we want to hear from you. Poetry: 18-30 pages. For nonfiction and fiction: 30-60 pages, double-spaced.

https://bullcitypress.com/submissions-top/chapbook-open-reading-period/
Friday, July 5, 2019
Visual Arts Iversen Center for Faith Request for ProposalsSt. Paul, MN

Are you an artist with an interest in portraying the spiritual through the visual arts? The University of St. Thomas invites artists to submit proposals for original artwork to be included as part of the new multi-denominational Iversen Center for Faith, located on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus. 

https://www.stthomas.edu/arthistory/newsandevents/news/call-to-artists.html
Monday, July 8, 2019
Residencies 2020 Elsewhere ResidencyGreensboro

Elsewhere is now accepting applications for 2020 Residencies from creatives working across media, fields, and disciplines. Elsewhere is an unparalleled site for creative inquiry, join in the experiment of building new futures from old things! 

http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/
Monday, July 8, 2019
Multidisciplinary International Art Competition "Nature"

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd “Nature” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2019. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The Nature theme may include everything that is nature related, (landscapes, seascapes, skies, world of flora and fauna, etc). A variety of interpretations of nature theme can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptual). 

http://www.artroomgalleryonline.com/call_for_artists.html
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Visual Arts VAE Depth of Field: accepting entriesRaleigh

Oh snap! VAE is putting together a photography show. This exhibition will be held at United Arts Council during the month of August. Depth of Field entries will be juried, so send us your best shots. Depth of Field is open to any living artist. A maximum of 2 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Two and three dimensional entries will be accepted. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. 

https://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/depthoffield-cfa
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Women's Theatre Festival ConferenceRaleigh

WTF 2019 is a weekend of creating, producing and promoting extraordinary theatre by women and other marginalized genders.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-theatre-festival-2019-tickets-58037365322#in...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Visual Arts Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County accepting submissionsFayetteville

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is accepting portfolio submissions for its upcoming exhibition, 10:10:10 -- 10 Local Artists, 10 Linear Feet, 10 Self-Curated Exhibitions. Based on submitted portfolios of existing work, an experienced juror will select ten local artists to receive a grant of 10 linear feet of exhibition space at the Arts Center galleries, 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville, NC from August 23-October 19, 2019.

http://www.theartscouncil.com/opportunity/10-10-10-exhibition-arts-council
Friday, July 12, 2019
Public Art Bike Rack for Paddison Memorial LibraryKernersville

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create an artistic bike rack for the entrance of the newly constructed Paddison Memorial Library in Kernersville, NC. Budget is $10,000. 

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Public Art Permanent Sculpture for Paddison Memorial LibraryKernersville

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create a permanent sculpture in the courtyard of the newly constructed Paddison Memorial Library in Kernersville, NC. Budget is $48,000. 

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, July 12, 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.

http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries/ross-gallery-submissions/
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Film Southern Filmmaker GrantsDurham

Applications open for The Southern Documentary Fund's Production Grants and Research & Development Grants. 

http://southerndocumentaryfund.org/programs/apply-for-a-grant/
Monday, July 15, 2019
Visual Arts Murze: Assemblage International Artist CallCharlotte

Our latest artist call is seeking artists that embrace the use of found objects in their work. Artwork entered to this open call should demonstrate the use found and reclaimed material, creating objects of beauty out of what could be considered junk. 

https://www.murze.org/assemblage
Monday, July 15, 2019
Visual Arts 1708 Gallery InLight Richmond call for entriesRichmond

1708 Gallery invites national and international artists working in all media and disciplines to submit entries for the 12th annual InLight Richmond. InLight is a public exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks— multimedia and interactive projects, video, projection, sculpture, installation, and performance.

https://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/index.htmlhttps://files.nc.gov/ncarts/artsopps/CallforProposals-InLight_Richmond.pdf
Monday, July 15, 2019
Literary Arts Gurney Norman Fiction Prize

New Limestone Review is looking for submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, short films, comics, and genre-bending / multimedia / uncategorizable work for monthly issues of our online literary review.

https://thenewlimestonereview.submittable.com/submit
Monday, July 15, 2019
Craft Inner Coast Wood and Quilting Exhibition 2019New Bern

Inner Coast Wood and Quilting is a exhibition featuring traditional craftsmanship in the central eastern North Carolina Region. Artists are invited to submit their original works to one of 5 categories for an opportunity to win one of twenty one exhibition awards, along with show sponsor awards to be announced over the coming months. 
 

https://www.cravenarts.org/inner-coast-wood-and-quilting.html
Monday, July 15, 2019
Visual Arts 8 by ExhibitFayetteville

The 8 by Exhibit caters to visual artist of any medium. One dimension, height &/or width must measure 8 inches, (ex: 8 X6, 8 X 8, 8 X 10 etc. Dimensions before framing) Maximum 8 X16. Each artist may submit up to three pieces of original work, no prints or mass production work. Must be properly wired for handing. 

http://www.capefearstudios.com/competitions-and-call-for-entries/
Friday, July 19, 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.

http://www.mooreart.org/visual/fine-arts-festival/
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Visual Arts Murze Summer PhotographyCharlotte

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

https://www.murze.org/summer-photography
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Literary Arts Lena M. Shull Poetry Book Contest

The Lena M. Shull Book Contest is an annual contest for a full-length poetry manuscript written by a resident of North Carolina. The manuscript must not have been previously published. 

https://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lena-shulll-poster-20...
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Multidisciplinary Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2019: call to artistsRaleigh

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

http://artsplosure.org/get-involved/visual-artist/
Friday, July 26, 2019
Visual Arts stARTup Art Fair HoustonHouston, TX

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

https://www.startupartfair.com/exhibitor-rooms
Sunday, July 28, 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.
 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr_Qrs6YKUZjecbkQ-51y0hfubVkEwo9JiP7XM...http://www.fieldworks-consulting.com/
Monday, July 29, 2019
Visual Arts Reclaiming My Time call for artRaleigh

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

https://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/reclaiming-my-time-cfa
Monday, July 29, 2019
Visual Arts Call for Artists for 16th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition Hendersonville

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

http://www.acofhc.org/bring-us-your-best.html
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Visual Arts PMS Artwork Artist Competitions SubmissionHermosa Beach, CA

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

https://www.pmsartwork.com/artist-competitions
Wednesday, July 31, 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.
 

https://www.raleighfilmandartfestival.com/stop-messing-around-submit-film-today
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Literary Arts Deathscribe: International Festival of Horror Radio Plays

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

http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/deathscribe-submission-form/http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Literary Arts The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction

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

https://weymouth-residency.submittable.com/submit/86066/the-cos-barnes-fellowshi...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Literary Arts Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship

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

https://weymouth-residency.submittable.com/submit/114020/susan-laughter-meyers-p...
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.

https://terem.cc/en/
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Performing Arts Jazz Road Touring Grant

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

https://jazzroad.southarts.org/touring-grants/
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Visual Arts Town of Cary call for artistsCary

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

https://www.townofcary.org/home/showdocument?id=21020
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Call for Demonstration Artists for the 60th annual Art on Main FestivalHendersonville

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

http://www.acofhc.org/
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Literary Arts Teach. Write.

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

https://heymrswinkler.com/teach-write/
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Visual Arts Burke Arts Council call for artistsMorganton

CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Sixth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition.

https://burkearts.org/
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. 

https://www.ashland.edu/cas/art-department/coburn-gallery
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.

http://www.artsatthemill.com/
Friday, August 2, 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 Toe River Arts Juried ExhibitSpruce Pine

Toe River Arts is now accepting artist applications for the 2019 Juried Exhibition in Spruce Pine, NC September 28th – November 2, 2019 at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery.

https://toeriverartsjuriedexhibit.artcall.org/
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Visual Arts McCain Gallery Call for CuratorsRaleigh

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

https://raleigharts.wufoo.com/forms/s1prwwsl1bar0ju/
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Residencies NOW Open Studio ResidencyPortland, OR

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

http://nowopenstudio.com/
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Literary Arts Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals

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

http://brindschool.com/polyphone-festival-submission-guidelines/
Monday, August 12, 2019
Literary Arts Call to Writers and Artists for 7th Edition of County Lines Literary Journal

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

https://greyareanews.com/news/local-nc/county-lines-call-for-submissions/
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Literary Arts Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

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

https://ncwriters.org/index.php/members-only/opportunities/85-poetry/10494-dogfi...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Stores, Sales & Shows Safe from the Storm: Memories of FlorenceNew Bern

Exhibition remember the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Open to visual, music, dance, and literature.

https://www.cravenarts.org/safe-from-the-storm.html
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Visual Arts VAE: THE LAB 2019-20 Call-For-ArtRaleigh

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

https://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/2019/03/19/the-lab-2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Public Art Mural for the Town of TarboroTarboro

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

Click here for details and RFQ.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Visual Arts Art in Times of Anxiety: 10th Annual International Juried ExhibitionPembroke

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

https://www.uncp.edu/departments/art/ad-gallery/call-entries-art-times-anxiety
Friday, August 30, 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.

http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Performing Arts Ten-Minute Musicals Project

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

https://files.nc.gov/ncarts/artsopps/Ten-Minute%20Musicals%20Project.pdf
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. 

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts Aesthetica Creative Writing AwardYork, England

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

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/
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.

http://www.nclr.ecu.edu/issues/next-issue.html
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Literary Arts Goldman Walkman Magazine accepting submissions

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

https://www.goldwalkmag.com/
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Residencies Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder ResidenciesNew York, NY

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

https://www.printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/
Sunday, September 1, 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.

http://www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com/artist-information
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Visual Arts Superfine! Art FairWashington, DC

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

https://superfine.world/before-you-apply
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Visual Arts VAE: BIG call-for-artRaleigh

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

https://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/big-cfa
Thursday, September 12, 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. 

http://palaverjournal.com/submit-to-palaver
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Literary Arts Diode Editions Book and Chapbooks Contest

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

https://www.diodeeditions.com/contests
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Visual Arts VAE: Unfinished Business call for artRaleigh

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

https://vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/unfinishedbusiness
Monday, September 16, 2019
Visual Arts PRISMA Art PrizeRome, Italy

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

http://prismaartprize.com/
Friday, September 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 “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.

http://www.tcarts.org/
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.

https://www.starworksnc.org/clay-studio-artist-program
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.

https://ncwriters.org/index.php/members-only/opportunities/86-multigenre/10352-l...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Visual Arts Embracing Our Differences seeking submissionsSarasota, FL

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

https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/
Tuesday, October 8, 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.

https://ncwriters.org/index.php/members-only/opportunities/86-multigenre/10447-p...
Tuesday, October 15, 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.

https://mentorandmuse.net/
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 tcarts@comporium.net. $5 entry fee for non members of TC Arts.

http://www.tcarts.org/
Tuesday, November 19, 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. 

http://www.neopoprealism.org/
Monday, December 30, 2019