Artist Opportunities

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.

Click on the DEADLINE heading to sort opportunities by due date, or the DATE POSTED heading to sort for recently listed opportunities.

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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.

    Statewide Job Resources

    • 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.

    Nationwide Job Resources

    • 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.

       

    Category Organization Deadline Date Posted
    Craft ClaymakersDurham

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

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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    Craft NC Handmade

    Become an NC Handmade artisan! We're featuring a wide variety of craft traditions on NC Handmade. Whether you're a potter or a quilter, we encourage you to apply to be an artisan featured in our marketplace.

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    Friday, March 19, 2021
    Craft Northern Clay CenterMinneapolis, MN

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Craft Sweetgrass Artisan MercantileBakersville

    Sweetgrass Artisan Mercantile is seeking consignments artists who create quality and dynamic fine art and crafts with emphasis on folk art, pottery, glass, textiles and jewelry. Preference will be for those in the NC or Blue Ridge Region.

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    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Emergency Resources Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

    The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events.

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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Emergency Resources Artist Relief Fund for Madison CountyMadison County

    The Madison County Arts Council is giving micro-grants of $200 to Madison County artists to help with expenses. The grants will be given as the money comes in. We will do our best to help as many people as possible with this fund. You do not have to be a member of the MCAC to apply for funds. We will give emphasis to helping folks who make their entire income from their art.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

    The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. At this time, we are temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with immediate MEDICAL emergencies and their aftermaths. 

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

    This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Emergency Resources Authors League Fund

    Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Most of those we help suffer severe health problems but have inadequate insurance; some face eviction; many are older writers whose income has ceased through no fault of their own. The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers with dignity by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. Repayment of this emergency support is not required.

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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Emergency Resources Carnegie Fund for Authors

    The Carnegie Fund for Authors awards grants to published authors who are in need of emergency financial assistance as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse, or dependent child, or who has had some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing and substantial pecuniary need.

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Emergency Resources Chatham Artist & Arts-Worker Relief EffortChatham County

    The Chatham Artist & Arts-Worker Relief Effort (CAARE) is available to performing, visual, or literary artists or arts-workers living in Chatham County, NC – and in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19 cancellations and closures. (For the purpose of CAARE, we define arts-worker as someone who earns some part of their income in the arts by making arts projects possible, including exhibition managers, artist managers, stage managers, arts nonprofit administrators, sound technicians, etc.)

    Decisions will be made each Thursday, beginning April 9. Applications must be received by Tuesday at 4:59 p.m. to be considered by the CAARE committee for that week’s funding. Applications received after Tuesday at 5 p.m. will be reviewed the following week. Disbursements will be made weekly.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources 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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Emergency Resources Creative Capital: Centering Wellness and Self-Care

    As artists attempt to maintain a sense of "business as usual" when things are anything but usual, Rhonda Wheatley discusses lessons in healing and wellness to manage the growing isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty we are all facing during this recorded workshop (via YouTube). Wheatley closes with a guided meditation.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources Creative Capital: Financial Implications for Creative Individuals

    In this recorded workshop (via YouTube), Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA-PFS, AFC, answers questions and provides tangible strategies to help artists cope with the unique financial challenges they face in these uncertain times, including a look at small business loans, filing for unemployment, and more. 

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources Creative Capital: Livestreaming for Artists

    If you're thinking about livestreaming for the first time during COVID-19, it can be hard to know where to start. Yara Travieso and Brighid Greene suggest using livestreaming less as a final product, and more as a way to continue a creative practice. In this recorded workshop (via YouTube), they assess different platforms and what to know when just getting started.
     

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources Creative Capital: Time Management for Artists During Challenging Times

    When your home is your office, studio, daycare, and sanctuary, how do you divide up and manage your activities? In this recorded workshop (via YouTube), Amy Bloustine advises on ways to create more structure and better manage your time in order to reduce stress, and be more productive during the quarantine.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Financial Assistance

    DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Emergency Resources Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery FundDurham

    The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund provides grants to working artists, arts organizations, arts venues and arts businesses that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. 

    Individual applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19. Organizational applicants must be based in Durham County and have been in operation for at least three years. This fund does not make awards for projected losses.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Emergency Resources 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.

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    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    Emergency Resources 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.

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    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    Emergency Resources HART Fund

    The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses. Throughout the year at various events the HART Fund provides free health screenings for musicians, with services including but not limited to checking blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, prostate cancer, Hep C, anemia, thyroid, kidney and liver testing via blood work. 

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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Emergency Resources Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund

    Musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music can apply for emergency funding from the Jazz Foundation.

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Emergency Resources Max's Kansas City Emergency Grants

    The Max’s Kansas City project provides emergency funding and resources to professionals in the creative arts.

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Emergency Resources Musicians Foundation Grants

    The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Emergency Resources Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

    The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical/dental/mental health emergencies. Emergencies are defined as taking place within the last six months (July 1, 2020 or later). The New York Foundation for the Arts partners with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer these grants, available to visual and media artists and choreographers who live anywhere in the U.S., its Territories, and the District of Columbia. Artists of color, artists with disabilities, and those living outside of the East and West coasts are particularly encouraged to apply.

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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Emergency Resources Recommendations for Arts Education as NC Reopens School Webinar

    Arts NC joined with the NC Arts Education Association, NC Dance Education Organization, NC Music Education Association, NC Theatre Arts Educators and NC Theatre Conference to produce a guide, Recommendations for Arts Educators as North Carolina Reopens Schools, as well as a recorded webinar.

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    Monday, June 29, 2020
    Emergency Resources Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

    This relief fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet because of COVID-19.

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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Film Film Care Package InitiativeBrooklyn NY

    MONO NO AWARE is a cinema-arts non-profit organization, educational lab space and film-positive community based in Brooklyn, New York. In an effort to maintain an active role in serving the community while public events are on hold, we have established a zero-contact film care package initiative. If you have a project or photo-chemical film practice affected by COVID-19 and would like to participate, please fill out a questionnaire. Each week MONO NO AWARE will select a handful of artists to receive film, related materials, equipment or motion picture services by mail free of charge.

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Film Surfalorus Film Festival Seeks New Surf Films

    The 10th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival, presented by NC Aquariums and organized through a collaboration between Dare County Arts Council and Cucalorus Film Festival, is accepting submissions from filmmakers of all backgrounds for surf and other ocean-themed films.

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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Friday, February 5, 2021
    Film The Fledgling Fund

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Grants / Fellowships 2020 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design

    The Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design program celebrates and highlights the work of individuals who support, develop, and manage the incorporation of art into the design of places and spaces across the United States. The program is supported by The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation, which was created by Jorge M. Pérez, chairman and CEO of The Related Group, and his family. The goal of the program is to celebrate unique individuals for their locally implemented contributions that support community development through the integration of art into the built environment. On a rotating basis, the Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design prize will be awarded to an artist, a public art administrator, and a representative from the civic design field.

    The 2020 Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design will be awarded to an individual artist. 

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    Friday, July 17, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships 2021–2022 Poetry Coalition FellowshipsNew York, NY

    The Poetry Coalition, a network of 25+ poetry organizations coordinated by the Academy of American Poets, is pleased to announce the 2021–2022 Poetry Coalition Fellowships, which are paid fellowship positions for five individuals who will each assist a different Poetry Coalition organization for twenty hours per week over the course of a forty-week period. The five organizations hosting this year’s Poetry Coalition Fellows this year are the Asian American Writers' WorkshopBeyond Baroque, In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations Poets)Lambda Literary, and Zoeglossia.

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    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in DanceNew York, NY

    Three prizes of $50,000 will be given to young immigrant dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors whose work demonstrates a significant contribution to dance and movement arts in the United States. 

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    Friday, June 11, 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Allies in Arts SOS Grants for BIPOC

    Allies in Arts is offering SOS grants to BIPOC artists. They are small but immediately available. Just send your website or IG of your artwork, and they’ll do the application for you.

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    Monday, June 29, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships Cape Fear Rising Fund

    The Cape Fear Rising Fund supports Black, Latinx, and other folks of color in creative, community-based social justice projects that advance racial equality.  Individuals and community groups are eligible for this grant. Rolling deadline.

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships Circularity at Play Artist in ResidencyMorganton

    Team up with Material Return (MR), a platform for textile sustainability, based in Morganton, NC, to tell the story of circularity for an artist residency from TOSS. After site visits to MR, interviews, and a period of research, the artist will develop a series of five, fiber-based works of art to display in the MR facility along with five accompanying art lessons for students in k-12th grade.

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    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Monday, May 3, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Creative Catalyst FellowshipGreensboro

    The 2021 Creative Catalyst Fellowship at Elsewhere invites a dynamic educator/organizer/artist to embed themselves in the museum as a community steward and public programmer. This is a paid fellowship, is 6-7 Months from June 2021-January 2022 (20-25 hours/week), and comes with a $15,000 stipend.

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    Friday, May 21, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Diversity, Equity & InclusivityBrasstown

    The John C. Campbell Folk School in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts is searching for a Creative Catalyst Fellow in Diversity and Inclusivity who will help conduct foundational research to determine where the Folk School is now in terms of inclusivity, why the organization is there and facilitate conversations that will help define goals moving forward.

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    Friday, May 21, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Filmed in NC Fund

    The Filmed in NC Fund, a partnership between Cucalorus and the North Carolina Film Office, supports the production of indie film and video projects and is open to emerging and established artists living in North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on funding for Black female directors.

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    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Friday, February 5, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Jazz Road Tours

    South Arts invites emerging and mid-career jazz artists to take your music to places it's never been and apply for Jazz Road Tours grants. Jazz Road Tours offer grants of up to $15,000 to develop tours into communities across the country.

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    Monday, December 14, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships Jazz Road Tours Grant Applications

    South Arts is now accepting applications for Jazz Road Tours, a national program offering grants of up to $15,000 to support tours by emerging and mid-career jazz artists. Artists can apply for funds to build tours that include three to six sites, with an emphasis on reaching rural, isolated, and underserved communities in combination with dates at more traditional venues. These awards will support tours taking place between August 15, 2020 and August 14, 2021. Rolling deadline.

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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships Jazz Road Tours Grants

    South Arts' Jazz Road Tours offer grants of up to $15,000 for emerging and mid-career jazz artists to develop tours into communities across the country. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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    Friday, February 5, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants

    South Arts' Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants offer up to $1,000 to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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    Friday, February 5, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships Professional Development and Artistic Planning Grant

    As we advance Southern vitality through the arts, South Arts offers a limited number of Professional Development and Artistic Planning grants to nonprofit performing, visual, media/film, multidisciplinary and literary arts presenting organizations in our nine-state region with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding up to $1,000 is available to support the professional development needs of Southern presenters/programmers/curators, strengthen program design, and increase organizational capacity. For the purposes of these guidelines, “presenters” are defined as organizations that present or host guest artists for engagements in their communities. These grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis, so early submission is encouraged. A dollar-for-dollar cash match is a requirement. Rolling deadline.

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Grants / Fellowships Rhizome Microgrant Program

    The microgrant program awards $500–$1,500 to proposals with a compelling vision for net art, which considers political radicalization and the internet. Rolling deadline.

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    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    Grants / Fellowships South Arts Express Grants

    Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less, the Express Grant program offers expedited awards of up to $2,000 supporting the presentation of touring artists. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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    Friday, February 5, 2021
    Grants / Fellowships South Arts Express Grants

    South Arts’ new Express Grant program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in rural Southern communities (with populations of 50,000 or below) to receive fee support to present Southern guest performing or literary artists from outside of the presenter’s state. These quick turnaround grants offer more flexibility for programming that may not fit within South Arts’ annual grantmaking schedule. Touring support is awarded to theater, music, opera, musical theater, dance, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,000. These grants are very limited and awarded on a first-come/first-served basis; so early submission is encouraged. A dollar-for-dollar cash match is a requirement. Rolling deadline.

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Grants / Fellowships South Arts Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grants

    The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant supports a milestone opportunity in an individual artist’s career that is likely to lead to substantial and significant career advancement. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to support opportunities taking place between April 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. Applications are due at least 60 days prior to activities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until this program’s funds are depleted.

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    Thursday, June 30, 2022 Friday, March 13, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships The Crow's Nest Art ResidencyMarshall

    The Crow's Nest artist farm is located on 40 acres of beautiful pasture and woodlands nestled in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains. The private artist residency space is located in a renovated loom house and fiber arts studio. And is complete with it's own kitchenette, composting toilet bathroom, propane wall heater, upstairs bedroom, and a spectacular view.

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    Monday, May 3, 2021
    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. 

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    Friday, March 8, 2019
    Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

    Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication. 

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    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Literary Arts Annual Memoirs CompetitionAsheville

    The Writers' Workshop in Asheville invites writers to submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less.

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    Thursday, December 30, 2021 Friday, February 19, 2021
    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.

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    Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Literary Arts Blue Ridge Motorcycling Magazine

    Blue Ridge Motorcycling Magazine features personality profiles of interesting, attractive and successful riders in the Blue Ridge region, rides to interesting or historic places in the Blue Ridge, and business profiles/reviews of restaurants, breweries or wineries. Articles should be 1,200 to 2,500 words in length. Rolling deadline.

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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Literary Arts CRAFT

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Literary Arts Frontier Poetry

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Literary Arts Gibson House PressChicago, Ill.

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

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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Literary Arts Hard Times Writing ContestAsheville

    The Writers' Workshop invites writers to submit work about a difficult experience in life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style.

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    Monday, August 30, 2021 Friday, February 19, 2021
    Literary Arts Hermit Feathers Press accepting poetry manuscripts

    Hermit Feathers Press accepts full-length poetry manuscripts on an ongoing basis. Manuscripts should be introduced via query. Rolling deadline.

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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Literary Arts Humor Me Writing ContestAsheville

    The Writers' Workshop in Asheville invites writers to submit a humorous story (fiction or non-fiction) of 5,000 words or less. Use of witty, dry humor is encouraged. 

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    Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Friday, February 19, 2021
    Literary Arts Linden Avenue Literary Journal accepting submissions

    Linden Avenue Literary Journal publishes poetry, short fiction,and creative non-fiction which highlights the intersection between art and everyday life. Please be sure to include your social media information, website,  and a brief biography with your submission. Rolling deadline.

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    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    Literary Arts Literary Fiction ContestAsheville

    The Writers' Workshop invites writers to submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.

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    Thursday, September 30, 2021 Friday, February 19, 2021
    Literary Arts LitMag

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Literary Arts Lleju Productions accepting submissions

    We are currently accepting micro and low budget projects that will be developed solely by LLeju Productions and Films. We do not finance the projects of other companies, nor do we accept animation, biography, or period pieces. LLeju Productions and Films believe that there are many talented individuals who are creating quality material that would be suitable for the production of motion pictures. Therefore, we strive to have an open and inclusive submission policy that does not require you to obtain an agent or a manager. Rolling deadline.

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    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    Literary Arts Southeastern College Art Conference

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Literary Arts The Centifictionist accepting submissions

    The Centifictionist is an online literary magazine that publishes powerful, compelling, and memorable international microfiction in 100 words or less. The Centifictionist publishes two online issues per year, a Spring/Summer issue and a Fall/Winter issue. All issues of The Centifictionist will include thirty pieces of microfiction in each issue, with each individual piece being 100 words or less. Rolling deadline.

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    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    Literary Arts The Dark Sire accepting submissions

    The Dark Sire, a quarterly literary magazine available in digital and print formats, is accepting on-going submissions of short fiction, poetry, and art in the genres of gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological. Special interest is in darker tones and themes of the representated genres, as well as in abstract art. LGBTQ+ and international works welcome. All submissions must be in English. Short Fiction: up to 5,000 words. Poetry: up to 2 pages in length. Rolling deadline.

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    Thursday, December 5, 2019
    Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Multidisciplinary Duke Health Appreciation Project

    Many artists in our community have asked how they can support our essential personnel during the COVID-19 crisis. Would you like to share your appreciation to the Duke Health staff through the arts, with your original artwork & message? If so, we would love to see them and share directly with those who have worked tirelessly to help our community during this unprecedented time. Your contributions are intended to provide encouragement, appreciation and emotional support for our healthcare staff.  Submissions will be shared with Duke Health employees and some may be printed for staff spaces.  Content may be shared on Arts & Health's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account sites.

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    Monday, June 15, 2020
    Multidisciplinary Immersion Call for ArtistsColumbia, SC

    Immersion is an interactive art space looking to create an innovative environment that will captivate the City of Columbia. To do this we need the help of all local creative individuals to help us fill our space with creative immersive artworks.

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    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    Multidisciplinary Journal of Black Mountain College Studies Call for SubmissionsAsheville

    The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access digital publication. We invite submissions of scholarly articles, essays, reviews, poetry, and creative work in any discipline. We are especially interested in receiving work about aspects of Black Mountain College that are under-explored or deserve another look. Submissions of contemporary creative work should include a clear description of how the work connects to Black Mountain College’s legacy.

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    Friday, March 5, 2021
    Multidisciplinary Kennedy Center Call for Teaching Artists

    The Kennedy Center is seeking teaching artists to contribute to a library of arts-focused online lessons and activities for families and educators. The lessons and activities in the library should provide introductory steps that get young people (and the young at heart) interested in arts learning. 

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    Friday, August 7, 2020
    Multidisciplinary Palaver JournalWilmington

    Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. Palaver also accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia.

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    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Multidisciplinary Raleigh Arts Neighborhood Art Funds

    Neighborhood Art Funds support collaborative art projects for Raleigh’s neighborhoods that support artistic and cultural exploration, connection, and understanding. 

    Level I funds are open to neighborhoods and grassroots community groups, including groups of neighbors who are not part of an organization. These funds provide up to $250 for community-driven art projects that enhance your neighborhood.

    Level II funds are open to organizations, groups, or associations that are currently registered under the Raleigh Neighborhood Registry. These funds provide up to $1,000 for projects that demonstrate community input and involvement and show that the project will benefit the neighborhood.

     

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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Multidisciplinary Rooted in Rights Blog Idea Submissions

    The Rooted in Rights Blog is a platform dedicated to amplifying the authentic perspectives of disabled writers. They invite you to pitch articles and op-eds on disability rights topics. Rolling deadline.

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    Monday, September 30, 2019
    Multidisciplinary Roots Artist Registry

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Multidisciplinary The Schuykill CenterPhiladelphia, PA

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Performing Arts Durham From the Heart: paid gigs for musiciansDurham

    This program is a weekly online performance featuring Durham musicians. Tune in to the @downtownDurham Facebook page at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays to experience some of what you love about Durham and connect, virtually, to the downtown Durham community. 

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    Friday, April 17, 2020
    Professional Development 1708 GalleryRichmond, VA

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development Allied Media Project

    Resource: Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world. Serving a network of media makers, artists, educators, and technologists working for social justice, AMP holds an annual conference and supports individual artists by offering fiscal sponsorship and financial management.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Art Table

    Resource: Founded in 1980, Art Table is a national non-profit organization of over 1,200 women who are leaders in the visual arts. Members expand their circle of colleagues, gain special access to art world events, and grow through professional development and mentorship opportunities. Awards recognize innovative women leaders across the country and identify emerging leaders in the field.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Art World Conference workshops

    Art World Conference is a series of actionable, inclusive workshops and events, both in-person and online, focused on business and financial health to build and sustain careers in the arts. We believe financial health and sustainability for cultural producers is a social justice issue.

    Programming includes panel discussions and in-depth workshops addressing many of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists, freelancers, and arts professionals. Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, building credit, investing, and legal issues, to defining and asserting value, solidarity, new technologies, legacy planning, and growing and sustaining community. The emphasis of all programming is on personal and professional development and empowerment.

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    Friday, July 24, 2020
    Professional Development Artist Relief Wellness Video Series

    Artist Relief has produced a series of free wellness videos to help artists’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. These sessions led by artists include discussions of movement, meditation, herbalism, sound therapy and music, poetry and writing prompts, and more.

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    Friday, July 10, 2020
    Professional Development Arts + Public Life

    Resource: Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, builds creative connections on Chicago's South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Asheville Area Arts CouncilAsheville, NC

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

    Offering professional development courses through their podcasts, Thriving Artist.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development Creative Capital

    Resource: Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Its venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development Creative Centering - Mindfulness Program

    Need help finding a center of calm in this crazy year? Triangle ArtWorks will be launching Creative Centering on February 4, 2021 - a new bi-monthly online (for now) meditation collective open to anyone working in the arts in the Triangle.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    Professional Development Financial Literacy 101Charlotte

    Financial Literacy 101 is a hands-on, three-hour virtual workshop, presented by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, for creative individuals who want to become more budget savvy and learn better financial stewardship for their projects and businesses. 

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    Monday, May 24, 2021 Monday, May 3, 2021
    Professional Development Full Frame Teach the Teachers

    Full Frame's annual Teach the Teachers program immerses a small group of Triangle educators into the festival experience, where we give them the tools and the confidence to successfully integrate documentary film into their classrooms.
      
    Open to high school and middle school teachers, this important media literacy initiative will be accepting applications for the 2020 program soon. 
     

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    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Professional Development Knight Foundation

    Resource: Knight Foundation works with partners who create or present art that engages, educates and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of each community. The foundation endeavors to make art integral to communities by funding anchor institutions seeking wider audiences and by supporting grassroots initiatives of individual artists and organizations.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Locust Projects

    Resource: Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Loveland CreatorSpace

    Resource: The Loveland CreatorSpace is a non-profit, members-funded and -operated, cooperative “makerspace” for engineers, artists, musicians and tinkerers of all kinds. Like a traditional “hackerspace”, the primary
    objective of LCS is to provide a community-driven work shop that offers its members access to tools, machinery and classes to help promote creative engineering in Loveland and Northern Colorado.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

    Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development National Art Strategies

    Resource: National Arts Strategies (NAS) supports individuals, organizations, and the field to help realize the full potential of creatives in a time when that potential is most needed as a means of self-expression, to promote equity, inclusion and help support a more civil society. NAS develops market-leading education services for individuals who play a variety of roles in the arts and culture ecosystem: artists, cultural entrepreneurs, board members, staff members and executives.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Patreon

    Resource: Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or patrons. Popular among YouTube videographers, web comic artists, writers, podcasters, musicians, and other categories of creators who post regularly online, it allows artists to receive funding directly from their fans, or patrons, on a recurring basis or per work of art.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Professional Development Project Management Video SeriesOnline

    As an artist or arts administrator, you have to balance a lot of different plates, from HR to shipping work, to collaborating and accounting. It can get overwhelming.

    Triangle ArtWorks has partnered with artist, marketer, and project manager extraordinaire Mikki Stith to bring you a FREE video series on how to integrate project management concepts into your career so you can focus on making art.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021
    Professional Development School of Making Thinking

    Resource: The School of Making Thinking is an artist-thinker residency program, experimental college, and nomadic investigation into collaborative practice. Its mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to create original work that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making and thinking.

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Professional Development Social Media: Messaging and TacticsCharlotte

    Social Media: Messaging and Tactics is a hands-on, three-hour workshop for artists and creatives who already have a separate business page on social media and are looking to optimize their messaging and tactic for a greater presence, increased sales, and audience growth.

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    Thursday, June 24, 2021 Monday, May 3, 2021
    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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development Sustainable Arts Foundation

    Resource: The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families whose mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work.

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Professional Development Teaching Artists Guild

    Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Professional Development The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Professional Development WAGE

    Resource: Working Artists and the Greater Economy is a New York-based activist organization whose mission is to establish sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract their labor, and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy.

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Professional Development Women in Photography

    Resource: Women in Photography (WIP)is an innovative website that showcases the work of women artists. It focuses on exhibiting work outside of the traditional model of the commercial art world, allowing it to reach a global audience and to provide opportunities at no cost. In 2009 WIP launched the Grant & Mentor Program which awards funds and materials to support women artists.

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Professional Development Writers and Books

    Resource: Writers & Books is a literary center in Rochester, N.Y. that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. Programs include: writing classes and workshops; outreach programs; readings and talks by visiting and regional writers; residency programs at our rural retreat center; an annual Regional Playwriting Competition; internships; and other programs.

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Public Art COVID-19 Memorial SculptureNew Bern

    The CarolinaEast Health System in conjunction with the Craven Arts Council & Gallery is seeking an artist or team of artists to apply to design and construct a COVID-19 memorial sculpture to be installed for permanent display at CarolinaEast Medical Center’s main campus.

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    Monday, May 31, 2021 Monday, April 19, 2021
    Public Art Northern RiverwalkTuscaloosa, AL

    The City of Tuscaloosa Public Art Committee in Tuscaloosa, AL invites artists to submit proposals for an outdoor sculpture on The Northern Riverwalk.

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    Friday, July 2, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
    Public Art Sculpture in the LandscapeVan Wyck, South Carolina

    The Town of Van Wyck, SC with help of Sculpture in the Landscape wishes to lease, for one year, up to Three (3) large statement sculptures for $2500 each and up to Eight (8) smaller sculptures for $1500 each. They will constitute Van Wyck’s first annual PUBLIC ART IN VAN WYCK project.

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    Friday, July 2, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
    Residencies Brave Space ResidencyWilmington

    Formed in the face of rising awareness in the performance industry, the Brave Space Project is creating interventions to prevent sexual assault and harassment in small theaters. This residency seeks a small, diverse group of artists to participate in a five day workshop on the Cucalorus Campus in Wilmington, NC. Apply now! 

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    Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Residencies Stochastic Labs Summer ResidencyBerkeley CA

    The Stochastic Labs offers fully-sponsored residencies to engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Rolling deadline.

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    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Residencies Women’s Studio WorkshopRosendale, NY

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Stores, Sales & Shows ArtsMarket 2021 Showcase ApplicationsDurham

    Showcase applications are now open for ArtsMarket 2021, a performing arts booking conference co-produced by the North Carolina Presenters Consortium and the North Carolina Arts Council. ArtsMarket will be held IN PERSON in downtown Durham, NC on November 8-10, 2021.

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    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Monday, May 17, 2021
    Visual Arts 33rd Annual Sculpture in the GardenChapel Hill

    North Carolina Botanical Garden seeks submissions of outdoor sculpture for the 33rd annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibit. 

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    Friday, June 25, 2021 Monday, May 3, 2021
    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.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Visual Arts Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for ActivismSan Francisco, CA

    The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) has launched a new artist opportunity with "Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism," a nationwide juried exhibition and artist marketplace. This open call open to US artists and craftspeople aged 18 and older will culminate in a juried exhibition to be displayed virtually on SFMCD.org starting July 30, 2021. The winning piece will receive a grand prize of $1,000, the runner-up will receive $500, and the third place will receive $250.

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    Monday, May 31, 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021
    Visual Arts Call for Artists for Winterfest 2021Durham

    Arts & Health at Duke is seeking artists for Winterfest 2021, an exhibit supporting and highlighting the talents of North Carolina artisans at Duke University Hospital.

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    Monday, June 14, 2021 Monday, April 5, 2021
    Visual Arts DeBerry Gallery - Call for ProposalsChapel Hill

    DeBerry Gallery at North Carolina Botanical Gardens is seeking proposals for two-dimensional exhibits for their 2022 season for botanical art & illustration. Any 2D medium is welcome, with a focus on botanical art and illustration, nature portraits, and natural landscape subjects. 

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    Monday, August 2, 2021 Monday, May 3, 2021
    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. 

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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    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.

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

    Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities. 

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Visual Arts MakeRoom Artist ResidencyMinneapolis, MN

    Individuals or collaborating pairs of artists/makers/creators working in 2-D mediums, performance and words, who live and work outside of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota are welcome to apply for a no-cost, 10-day residency. Individual artists or pairs of collaborating artists will be chosen. 

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    Monday, October 7, 2019
    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.

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    Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    Visual Arts Stacked - Call for ArtNew Bern

    Craven Arts Council & Gallery invites eastern North Carolina artists to submit their work to "Stacked" to be featured on the face of a custom printed deck of playing cards. Each participating artist will draw a card from a deck to choose which card their artwork will be on. Contact Craven Arts Council & Gallery for details on residency requirements.

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    Monday, May 24, 2021 Monday, April 19, 2021
    Visual Arts Waterworks Visual Arts CenterSalisbury

    Waterworks presents three rotating exhibitions in its galleries every year, and welcomes professional artists to submit their work for consideration. Submission deadlines are January 30 and September 30 of each year.

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    Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    Visual Arts Wilma W. Daniels Gallery Call for Exhibition ProposalsWilmington

    The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College is currently seeking exhibition proposals for the 2022 exhibition year.

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    Friday, March 5, 2021
    Visual Arts Yadkin Arts Council 2021 Juried ExhibitionYadkinville

    The Yadkin Arts Council invites artists from all over the state of North Carolina to join in on the competition and participate in their 10th Annual Yadkin Arts Council Juried Exhibition.

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    Sunday, June 6, 2021 Friday, March 5, 2021