The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased to share this list of opportunities for artists. This is a free listing service where the entries are compiled via submissions from the field and updated weekly. If you have questions about a specific opportunity, please reach out to the organization listed directly.

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  • South Arts
    South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization empowering artists, organizations, and communities, and increasing access to arts and culture. 
  • NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
    The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources awards grants to individuals and organizations to foster historical, cultural, recreational, and environmental pursuits.
  • Local Arts Councils
    Check with your local arts council for regional artist opportunities and grants. 

  • ARTS North Carolina
    Publicizes job and internship opportunities through its membership listserv. Arts North Carolina will not post job listings that do not provide a salary range or that request candidates provide a salary history. Members may submit unlimited listings at no charge. Non-members pay $100 per listing.
  • Jobs in North Carolina Government
    Jobs openings are listed for all agencies within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, including the N.C. Arts Council.

  • Americans for the Arts
    A service for both job seekers and arts employers. Job seekers can post their resumes and use the searchable database of nonprofit and for-profit arts management positions at organizations across the United States. For a moderate fee, employers can post a job opening and use the searchable database of online resumes to find qualified professional candidates.
  • New York Foundation for the Arts
    Job seekers can access listings for free and arts organizations are charged a moderate fee to post a job opening or artist opportunity.

The following is a listing of North Carolina colleges, universities, and schools with programs and courses in the arts.

College or university City
Appalachian State University Boone
Barton College Wilson
Brevard College Brevard
Chowan College Murfreesboro
Davidson College Davidson
Duke University Durham
East Carolina University Greenville
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City
Elon University Elon
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville
Guilford College Greensboro
Greensboro College Greensboro
Meredith College Raleigh
North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro
North Carolina Central University Durham
North Carolina Community College System Statewide
North Carolina State University Raleigh
North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount
St. Augustine’s College Raleigh
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive
UNC Asheville Asheville
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
UNC Charlotte Charlotte
UNC Greensboro Greensboro
UNC Pembroke Pembroke
UNC Wilmington Wilmington
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa
Western Carolina University Cullowhee
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem

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Professional Development Arts Access 101

Arts Access North Carolina in conjunction with the Cucalorus Film Festival is presenting Access 101, a full day workshop exploring access to the arts for people with disabilities. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at Jengo’s Playhouse in Wilmington, NC.
Access 101  is for arts administrators, board members, volunteers, and front line staff at cultural arts organizations.
Topics Include: 

- Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it impacts arts organizations

- Accommodations for patrons with disabilities

- Sensitivity and disability etiquette in communications

- Steps for writing your organizational ADA plan

Registration for the workshop is only $25 and includes lunch.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Visual Art Craven Arts Council & Gallery

ROY G BIV is an exhibition by Craven Arts Council & Gallery showcasing the use of color. Each artist will receive a 12”x12” cradled board and draw a random color. Each work will utilize hues, shades, tints and tones of that color as the primary palate for the work. Each panel in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts will be filled with works featuring that color, creating a rainbow that moves across the gallery. 20 cash prizes and sales opportunity. Limited spaces.

Fees or awards
$25/ CACG members, $30 nonmember. $1200 in cash prizes

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Visual Art Blue Koi Gallery

We proudly present the Women's Only Online Fine Art Competition—an exclusive opportunity for women artists to globally show their collective talents. Both 2D and 3D artists are encouraged to apply.
This open theme (Artist Choice) competition invites women artists to submit their best artwork or photographs. A $250 cash prize is awarded to the 1st place winner.

Fees or awards
Entry fee is $25, 250.00 cash award offered.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Visual Art “Botanicals” Online Open Call

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of botanical art with our Botanicals Online Art Competition at Ten Moir Gallery. Capture the intricate beauty of flowers, plants, and nature's wonders in your artwork. Whether it's a detailed watercolor of delicate petals, a vibrant oil painting of lush landscapes, or a mesmerizing digital illustration of botanical marvels, let your creativity bloom as you showcase the diversity and elegance of botanical art.

Fees or awards
$18 up to 2 artwork ; $150 Cash Award, a solo exhibition to showcase your captivating creations, digital certificate and extensive promotion

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Visual Art Illusions and Enigmas Online Art Exhibition

Are you an artist who loves creating illusions and incorporating hidden images into your artwork? Do you possess a distinctive vision that captures the interest and fascination of viewers? Inspired by masters like Escher, Dalí, and Gonsalves, explore illusions and hidden imagery in your own unique style by participating in the "Illusions and Enigmas" Online Art Competition at Ten Moir Gallery!

Fees or awards
$18 up to 2 artwork ; $150 Cash Award, a solo exhibition to showcase your captivating creations, digital certificate and extensive promotion

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Public Art Artist Call: SEEK Raleigh

SEEK Raleigh is an experimental public art program by Raleigh Arts. Projects should engage with the community in City of Raleigh parks, greenways, and/or community spaces. 

  • Propose a public art project that you would like to create. Artists may submit up to (4) four proposals per year.
    The city will provide space and funding.
  • The project budget can range from $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Apply by April 30, 2024, to be included in the next review. SEEK Raleigh accepts applications year-round. Typically, applications are reviewed every six months in the Fall and Spring
  • The artist selection panel will select semi-finalists to create a detailed project proposal and budget. Semi-finalists will be paid $100 to create the proposal.
  • The artist selection panel will choose the final proposals based on the feasibility of the proposed project, and artistic merit, including: cultural integrity; sensory experience; resourcefulness; site activation potential.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Grants & Fellowships Sista Creatives Rising

Sista Creatives Rising (SCR) is a project founded by Black, invisibly disabled mother-daughter duo Claire Jones and Amaranthia Sepia. Seven chosen artists of any medium/genre based in the US and Canada will receive a $200 microgrant. Artists must submit 2 minute videos about how funds will help. Funds can be used to help pay for expenses hindering their artistic process, or can be used directly for their art projects. We encourage disabled artists to apply.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Literary Arts North Carolina Literary Review

The North Carolina Literary Review is accepting submissions for the 2024 James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition, with final judge Jessica Jacobs. The author of the winning poem receives $250 and publication in next year’s print NCLR. Select finalists will also be published in NCLR issues.

Fees or awards
$250, publication in NCLR

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Literary Arts North Carolina Literary Review

We proudly announce the first year of the Jaki Shelton Green Performance Poetry competition, with final judge Dasan Ahanu. The winning performance (and select finalists’) will be uploaded to NCLR‘s Youtube channel and shared publicly via the NCLR Online Fall issue. 

Fees or awards
$250, shared via NCLR


Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Visual Art Lights and Shadows | Juried Art Exhibition

UPWARD Gallery invites worldwide artists to submit artwork for our juried exhibition, Lights and Shadows.
Artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their works in any medium, style, and genre.
All accepted pieces will be displayed on our website, Art industry professionals will review the artworks, and selected pieces will be published in our magazine.

Fees or awards
$12 for entry, $10 (2-4 entries), $9 (5 or more entries).




Tuesday, April 30, 2024