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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Monday, April 03, 2023
Visual Art Arts on Market

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Wednesday, April 05, 2023
Multidisciplinary Grey Cube Gallery - April 2023 Online Art Contest

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the fourth Open online art contest for the month of April 2023. Best of Show will be on the poster of the show. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. Open to all artists worldwide over 18 years of age. There is no theme in this contest and all visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. $20 for 2 images, $30 for 4, $42 for 6, and $50 for up to 8 images. 

Thursday, April 06, 2023
Visual Art ROY G BIV

Craven Arts Council & Gallery is excited to once again host ROY G BIV in the Main Gallery! Each artist will receive a 12”x12” cradled board and select a color randomly. Artists will then utilize hues, shades, tints and tones of that color as the primary palette 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. Colors selected for the exhibition will be red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet (purple), white.

Friday, April 07, 2023
Visual Art Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Artwork entries accepted now through April 8
Mail International Entries by April 1 / U.S. by April 11

Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free!

Location: Rochester, New York.

Saturday, April 08, 2023

The Prisma Art Prize is pleased to announce that they have extended the deadline to participate in our contemporary art award. If you are a visual artist or an emerging painter, don't miss the opportunity to participate in their exhibition at the Contemporary Cluster, Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome.

Saturday, April 08, 2023
Residencies Jazz Road Creative Residencies

South Arts invites jazz artists to apply for their Jazz Road Creative Residencies, a grant to explore your work in new ways. Grants of $5,000-$40,000 available to support a residency you propose & develop for artistic creation or connecting with audiences.

Saturday, April 08, 2023
Public Art Town of Spring Lake Appearance & Sustainability Committee

Town of Spring Lake Appearance & Sustainability Committee is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating commissioned public art murals in the Town of Spring Lake. This project is part of a public art initiative aimed at enriching the Town of Spring Lake experience for visitors and stakeholders. This project is supported through a Municipal Arts Allocation by Cumberland County, the City of Fayetteville, and the Arts Council. The mural should have a patriotic theme that recognizes our support of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield.

Monday, April 10, 2023
Visual Art Fine Arts League of Cary

Attention all North Carolina and other interested artists. The Fine Arts League of Cary has just put out a Call for Art for our 28th Annual Juried Exhibit. All artists are eligible to participate in this exhibition, they DO NOT need to be members of the Fine Arts League of Cary. There will be $2000.00 given in awards with $1000.00 going to the first place winner. Artists may submit up to 3 works of art for the price of $35.00. This will be held at the Page Walker Historical Museum in Cary.

Monday, April 10, 2023
Craft Piedmont Craftsmen's Call for Craft Artists to Apply for Guild Membership

Piedmont Craftsmen invites unique, creative voices making well-crafted, handmade work, in both contemporary & traditional styles, in all craft media to apply for Guild Membership. Craft media includes clay, metals, fiber, printmaking, glass, jewelry, photography, wood, & mixed-media. Benefits of Membership includes the ability for take part in an annual Crafts Fair & consign work to their Gallery year-round.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023