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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If you are looking for arts-related job openings in North Carolina, the following are some resources you may find helpful.

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  • 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 college and university programs with majors and/or minors in visual art.

Appalachian State University
(828) 262-2220
BFAs in graphic design and studio; BS degrees in art education and arts management; BAs with concentrations in art history or studio.

Barton College
(252) 399-6477
Art & Design
Art Education
BA in studio art; BFA in studio art; BS in art education.

Brevard College
(828) 883-8292
BA in art; minor in art history.

Chowan College
(252) 398-6305
BS in graphic design; BA and BS in studio art; minors in both.

Davidson College
(704) 892-2344
AB in art, with emphasis in studio or art history.

Duke University
(919) 684-2224
BAs in art history, visual arts, or combination; minors and concentrations offered; MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts; Ph.D program in art history.

East Carolina University
(252) 328-6390
BFAs in studio and art education; BAs in art and art history; MFA, with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting and drawing, sculpture, textile design, and wood design; MA Ed.

Elizabeth City State University
(252) 335-3345
BA in art with concentrations in K-12 education, museum studies, art therapy, and graphic design.

Elon University
(336) 278-5600
BA in art with concentrations in ceramics, digital art, painting, and photography; minors in art and art history.

Fayetteville State University
(910) 672-1057
BA in visual arts, with concentrations in art history, ceramics, graphics, painting, and sculpture; minors offered.

Guilford College
(336) 316-2337
BA and BFA in studio art, with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography.

Greensboro College
BA or BS in art and a BA in Art Education

Meredith College
(919) 760-8332
BAs in studio art, graphic design, art education, and pre-art therapy; minors in studio art and art history.

North Carolina A&T State University
(336) 334-7956
BA in visual arts.

North Carolina Central University
(919) 560-6391
BA in art with concentrations in visual communications, studio (painting/drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics), and art education.

North Carolina Community College System
(919) 733-7051
There are fifty-eight community colleges around the state. Some have specialized programs in visual arts. For a complete list, visit the college map on the web site.

North Carolina State University
(919) 515-8300
Bachelor of art & design with concentrations in media arts, textile design, and traditional art & design; Master of art & design with concentrations in fibers and surface design, and animation and digital imagery; Bachelor of environmental design in architecture; Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture; Bachelor of graphic design; Master of graphic design; Bachelor of industrial design; Master of industrial design; Bachelor of landscape architecture; Master of landscape architecture.

North Carolina Wesleyan College
(252) 985-5100
Minor in visual art.

St. Augustine’s College
(919) 516-4730
BA in visual art with concentrations in studio art and graphic arts.

University of Mount Olive

UNC Asheville
(828) 251-6559
BA in art with concentration in art history; BA in studio art; BFA with concentration in painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and intermedia; BA and BFA with K-12 licensure.

UNC-Chapel Hill
(919) 962-2015
BAs in art history and studio art; BFA in studio art; BFA with art history emphasis; MFA; MA in art history; Ph.D. in art history.

UNC Charlotte
(704) 547-2473 (art)
(704) 547-2358 (architecture) (art) (architecture)
BA in art with studio focus (concentrations in ceramics, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and drawing, sculpture, time-based arts/digital/video); BA in art with art history focus; BFA; BA and BFA with K-12 licensure; MA in arts administration; BA in architecture; Bachelor of architecture; Master of architecture.

UNC Greensboro
(336) 334-5248
BA in studio; BA in art history and museum studies; BFA with concentrations in painting, sculpture, design, and art education; MFA.

UNC Pembroke
(910) 521-6216
BAs in art and art education; MA in art education; MA in teaching with art specialization.

UNC Wilmington
(910) 962-3440
BAs in art history and studio art; minors offered in both.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
(336) 770-3220
High school diploma with concentration in visual arts.

Wake Forest University
(336) 758-5310
BA in studio art with concentrations in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and photography/digital imagery; BA in art history; minors in studio art and art history; joint art/computer science program.

Warren Wilson College
(828) 771-3038
BA in art with concentrations in sculpture/ceramics, painting/drawing, and multiples/book arts.

Western Carolina University
(828) 227-7210
BA in studio art; BA in art history; BFA with concentrations in ceramics, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts, and sculpture; programs in graphic design and art education; MFA; MA Ed.; MAT with concentration in art.

Winston-Salem State University
(336) 750-2535
BA in art education; BA in art with concentration in studio art and computer graphics and animation; minors in both.

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Performing Arts 2023 Altofest Naples Artist Residency + Program

Altofest is a systemic live performance by Teatringestazione, extended in time and space, shared in the form of a festival with a heterogeneous collectivity, made up of artists, citizens and residents, researchers, scholars and experts in the cultural sphere, conscious and occasional spectators.Teatringestazione composes the dramaturgy of Altofest by combining the proposals received through the international call for proposals with the domestic spaces and its inhabitants, giving rise to a collective action spread across different parts of the city.

Location: Naples, Italy.

Sunday, February 12, 2023
Visual Art Thunderdomesticity: Damsels vs. Distress

Thunderdomesticity: Damsels vs. Distress is a national juried exhibition designed to celebrate the strength of all women. All artists from the United States, regardless of gender, are invited to submit up to three photos of their feminist and post-apocalyptic art. This exhibition will be juried by Miss Art World South Dakota Klaire Lockheart. Accepted artwork will be professionally printed as 8x8” squares, and the prints will be wheat-pasted to the exterior of No. 7 Center Gallery.

Location: Vermillion, South Dakota.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Visual Art Kite Prize for Contemporary Art Award

The Kite Prize for Contemporary Art Award, an international visual art award, was established to recognize innovative visual artists and creatives who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work. The award is juried by Amie Potsic Art Advisory, LLC choosing a winning artist based on artistic excellence, creative accomplishment, and cultural significance. There will be three Finalists and Artists Selected for the Virtual Exhibition of Merit in addition to the chosen Winner. Submission fee: $58 USD.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Public Art TOSS

Through the spring and summer of 2023, the Community Mural Institute (CMI), will combine online and classroom instruction, experiential learning, and professional mentorship for twelve artists, creating and installing three large outdoor murals in Morganton, NC, that are designed and painted in collaboration with Morganton communities using the indirect polytab mural technique.

Location: Morganton, North Carolina.

Friday, February 17, 2023
Residencies Trillium Arts

Trillium Arts residencies offer secluded space for rejuvenation in a beautiful, remote setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our location is ideal for an individual artist to complete an existing work, or develop and incubate new material. Our current facilities are best suited to the disciplines of literary arts, photography, visual arts and arts administration.

Location: Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Monday, February 27, 2023
Visual Art Viridian Artists

Viridian Artists is proud to present: Art From Detritus
Juror and Curator: Vernita Nemec: Executive Director of Exhibitions at Viridian artists.
Exhibition Dates: March 28–April 22, 2023

Accepted Work: This is a call for art created primarily with recycled materials that would usually be thrown away & added to the landfills of the world. All Art must be made from 80% Detritus. Entry fee: $45 USD. 

Location: New York City, New York.

Thursday, March 02, 2023
Visual Art Carter Burden Gallery

Carter Burden Gallery, a nonprofit gallery in that exhibits the work of New York City based artists over the age of 60, is accepting applications for the juried exhibition SCRIBBLES. The jurors are Amy Cheng and Lois Bender. The exhibition dates are June 1-June 28, 2023. All artists working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, over 18 in the USA are welcome to submit. We particularly encourage artists over the age of 60. Submission fee: $45 USD.

Location: New York City, New York.

Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Visual Art Vestige Concept Gallery

Exploring the frontiers of reality, fantasy, and perception, Your Wildest Dreams seeks to showcase the surreal, the bizarrely-imaginative, and the vibrant worlds in which the artist resides or creates.

We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists.
Application fee: $28 USD.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Public Art Town of Apex

The Town seeks visual artists to design and paint art onto sidewalk pavement near select bus stop waiting areas in the Town in Summer, 2023. Artists should apply by Friday, March 17th, 2023.

Location: Apex, North Carolina.

Friday, March 17, 2023
Multidisciplinary Innovate Grant

WINTER 2023 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce our newly increased award amounts of $1,800.00. Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Artist and one Photographer.

Thursday, March 23, 2023