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.

       

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    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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    Saturday, March 19, 2022 Friday, March 19, 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 $500 and $3,000 for 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 Dancer Emergency Grants: Cycle 1

    The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need across the country, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

    Cycle 1 is due on Jan 7, 2022. For details on Cycle 2 (due on March 22) please click HERE. A third cycle will be administered before June 2022, please check back HERE for details. 

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    Friday, January 7, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Emergency Resources Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants: Cycle 2

    The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need across the country, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

    A third cycle will be administered before June 2022, please check back HERE for details. 

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    Friday, January 7, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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
    Emergency Resources The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Deadline: Open.

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    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    Film 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    Submissions are now open for the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, open to short and feature documentaries completed after January 1, 2021.

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    Friday, December 3, 2021 Monday, November 15, 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 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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    Friday, April 15, 2022 Monday, December 14, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships Passepartout Photo PrizeRoma, Italy

    IL VARCO SRLS invites submissions to Passepartout Photo Prize, which aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more.

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    Monday, January 10, 2022 Wednesday, October 6, 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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    Thursday, June 30, 2022 Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Grants / Fellowships South Arts Express Grants

    Expedited awards of up to $2,000 for rural communities to present Southern artists, including filmmakers, performing artists, writers/poets, and visual artists. Rolling submissions accepted.

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    Thursday, June 30, 2022 Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    Grants / Fellowships Sprout Fund

    The RJE Sprout Fund was established in 2021 to support artists across the nation with direct funds in order to provide financial means to projects that will be completed within the next 12 months. All artists are encouraged to apply – formally trained, self-taught, and those whose creative work falls outside of traditional forms of art. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities such as art classes, therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects.

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    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    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 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 Del Shores Foundation 2021 Writers Search

    The Del Shores Foundation 2021 Writers Search is now open to submissions from Southern LGBTQ+ playwrights and screenwriters.

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    Friday, December 31, 2021 Monday, November 15, 2021
    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 2023 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 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 Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize

    The Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize, sponsored by North Carolina Writers' Network and administered by the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, is open for submissions of short prose from any African-American writer whose primary residence is in North Carolina.

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    Sunday, January 2, 2022 Monday, November 15, 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 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction CompetitionWilmington

    The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network, encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians and is now open for submissions.

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    Saturday, January 15, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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 Urban StagesNew York, NY

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Literary Arts Writers/South AwardsCharlotte

    Charlotte Lit invites writers from North Carolina and its border states (Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) to enter their work in four categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash for the annual Writers/South Awards.

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    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    Multidisciplinary Adorned: Inspired by Fabric and FashionSolomons, Maryland

    Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to the juried exhibition 'Adorned: Inspired by Fabric and Fashion'. This is a national juried exhibition. All media and performance welcome; small to large-scale works; cash awards.

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    Sunday, January 2, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Multidisciplinary Archive of Documentary Arts Collection AwardsDurham

    The Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is accepting submissions for their 2021-2022 Collection Awards on the theme of Environmental injustice/Environmental racism. 

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    Monday, January 3, 2022 Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    Multidisciplinary Grey Art Contest

    Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first "Grey" online art contest for the month of December. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. Only the works of art created in black, white and or shades of grey will be accepted. All visual art mediums (except video and sound) are allowed. 

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    Thursday, December 23, 2021 Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    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 Innovate Grant

    FALL 2021 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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 Movies By MoversDurham

    American Dance Festival is accepting submissions for their annual festival, Movies By Movers, of dance films between 1-15 minutes in three different categories: students, professionals, and NC-based artists. Films can be any of the following genres: screendance, documentary, experimental, and narrative. All films must have a strong movement component to be considered.

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    Monday, February 14, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 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
    Multidisciplinary “Trees & Fields” Online Art Competition

    Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd “Trees & Fields” Online Art Competition for the month of December 2021. The gallery invites artists and photographers to submit their best artworks related with the theme Trees & Fields (forests, farmlands, meadows, savannas).

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    Thursday, December 16, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Performing Arts ADF Studio Subsidy ProgramDurham

    American Dance Festival (ADF) invites dance artists contributing to the local creative landscape to apply to their ADF Studio Subsidy Program, which provides access to rehearsal space at affordable rates for dance artists contributing to the local creative landscape. Grants awarded on a rolling basis.

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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
    Performing Arts USArtists International

    USArtists International is a grant program from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation that supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories.

    Deadlines:

    December 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern
    For projects taking place between March 15, 2022 and March 14, 2023. Certification sheets and letters of invitation are due by December 8, 2021.

    March 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern
    For projects taking place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Certification sheets and letters of invitation are due by April 6, 2022.

    The 2022 – 2023 deadlines will be posted in summer 2022.

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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 2022 Traditional Craft Mentorship ProgramBrasstown

    Join John C. Campbell Folk School for their second installment of the Traditional Craft Mentorship Program, an opportunity for emerging artists to spend time at the Folk School learning from master artisans. 

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    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Monday, November 1, 2021
    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 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 Disabled Artists/Artists with Disabilities Group

    Arts Access and VAE invites artists to join the Disabled Artists/Artists with Disabilities Group every Thursday at 7pm. Open to all disabilities and artforms, this group will share resources and provide mutual support, constructive criticism, and informal instruction.

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    Friday, May 28, 2021
    Professional Development Disabled Artists/Artists with Disabilities Group 2

    Arts Access and VAE invites artists to join Disabled Artists/Artists with Disabilities Group every Thursday at 7pm. Open to all disabilities and artforms, this group will share resources and provide mutual support, constructive criticism, and informal instruction.

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    Friday, May 28, 2021
    Professional Development Emerging Leaders of Color

    Emerging Leaders of Color, presented by South Arts and its colleague Regional Arts Organization WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) that provides tools, continued learning opportunities and a network to early to mid-career arts administrators of color who seek to move into leadership positions in the arts and culture sector

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    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Professional Development Inclusive Exhibition Design

    ADA National Network presents "Inclusive Exhibition Design" on December 9th, a webinar that will present important issues in designing museum exhibitions to be inclusive for diverse audiences of people with a broad range of abilities and ages, from all societal groups.

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    Thursday, December 9, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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 Making Your Own Career With Public ArtDurham

    Artists who live or work in Durham County are invited to apply to be part of a cohort for  a 6-week Public Arts program presented by the City of Durham and Triangle Artworks. The course will be delivered hybrid style, with in-person and virtual options, and will also include 1-on-1 mentoring from the instructor.

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    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    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 North Carolina Potters ConferenceSeagrove

    The North Carolina Potters Conference is slated for March 3-6, 2022. The conference is hosted by the North Carolina Pottery Center and will highlight traditional and contemporary Korean potters, techniques, and styles and their influence on pottery in North Carolina.

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    Thursday, March 3, 2022 Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    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 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 Studio Practice WorkshopsCharlotte

    Studio Practice Workshops offer artists training and mentorship to advance their practices in McColl Center’s art labs. Each series is taught by a McColl Center lab professional who provides equipment training and one-on-one technical guidance focused on each artist’s independent projects.

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    Monday, November 1, 2021
    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 The Business of Art Licensing: Create - Licen$e - Repeat

    Join Triangle ArtWorks on January 22 for "The Business of Art Licensing: Create - Licen$e - Repeat," a class about the art licensing industry and the layers of consultants, art directors, and product developers who collaborate with artists to put their artwork on consumer products. 

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    Saturday, January 22, 2022 Monday, November 15, 2021
    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 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 Apex Sculpture Walk - 2nd Annual Outdoor ShowApex

    Sculpture artists are invited to participate in the Town of Apex’s second annual outdoor sculpture show, Apex Sculpture Walk, scheduled for April 2022- March 2023.

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    Thursday, December 9, 2021 Monday, November 1, 2021
    Public Art Courthouse Expansion Call for Public Art RFQConcord

    Cabarrus County, North Carolina is seeking artists or artist collaborations to create innovative, original, and site-specific artwork for the Cabarrus County Courthouse Expansion that is currently under construction in downtown Concord, NC.

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    Monday, December 20, 2021 Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    Public Art DownEast National Juried Sculpture ExhibitionPitt County

    The DownEast National Juried Sculpture Exhibition is located in Pitt County, North Carolina. The exhibition has two components: a month-long indoor exhibition and a year-long outdoor exhibition. The DownEast outdoor sculpture exhibition is a joint exhibition among Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, ECU Student Activities Board, City of Greenville, Town of Winterville, Town of Farmville, Wahl-Coates Elementary School for the Arts, and the Greenville Museum of Art.

    Outdoor Exhbition submissions due by Nov 20, 2021.

    Indoor Exhibition submissions due by Jan 22, 2022.

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    Saturday, November 20, 2021 Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    Residencies Artist in Residency at Sawtooth School for Visual ArtWinston Salem

    Sawtooth School for Visual Art invites ceramic artists to apply for their Artist in Residence Program. The program is designed to encourage and enhance the creative, intellectual, professional, and personal growth of emerging visual artists. It is a period of time for artists to focus intensely on their work, explore new ideas and techniques, and push their work to new levels. Residencies range from a few months for short-term and up to two years for long-term. Rolling application deadline.

    For more information on details on how to apply, contact sethcharles@sawtooth.org
    Monday, August 23, 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 Elsewhere 2022 ResidenciesGreensboro

    Elsewhere Living Museum & Artist Residency has released its 2022 call for over 30 artists to participate in its annual residency program, which includes: Foundational Residency, Southern Constellations Fellowship, Collaborative Family Residency and Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum Social Practice Institute.

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    Monday, January 3, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Residencies Photography Artist in ResidenceHighlands

    The Bascom invites applications from photographers for their spring 2022 Photography in Residence program.

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    Thursday, December 30, 2021 Monday, September 20, 2021
    Residencies Photography Artist in ResidenceHighlands

    The Bascom invites applications from photographers for their spring 2022 Photography in Residence program.

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    Thursday, December 30, 2021 Monday, September 20, 2021
    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 Universal Access Artist in ResidenceRaleigh

    Initiated in 2020, the Universal Access Artist Residency is for artists who identify as having a disability. During this 4-6 week residency, residents have 24-hour access to a private, rent-free studio. The residency includes a one-month exhibition at Artspace.

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    Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Monday, September 20, 2021
    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. Rolling deadline for submission.

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Visual Arts 13th Annual International Drawing Discourse ExhibitionAsheville

    UNC Asheville invites artists to submit entries to the 13th Annual Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing, open to any traditional or experimental drawing media, including 2 or 3-dimensional works, video and/or installation.

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    Sunday, December 12, 2021 Monday, November 15, 2021
    Visual Arts BBA Artist Prize 2022Berlin, Germany

    The BBA Artist Prize 2022 awards international artists irrespective of their background with several Prizes incl.a group show of the shortlisted artists, a solo show, cash prizes and much more.

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    Monday, February 28, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Visual Arts Call for Art: Our NeighborhoodPembroke

    The A.D. Gallery at UNC Pembroke welcomes all interpretations of the theme, “Our Neighborhood”, in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches.  Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional or three-dimensional works, installations or digital media (including video-based media). 

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    Friday, January 7, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 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 Grey Cube Painting & Photography Art Contest

    Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first Painting & Photography online art contest for the month of December 2021. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. This is the open subject theme. The Gallery will accept entries in 2 different categories (painting and photography). 

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    Thursday, December 2, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Visual Arts Like Clockwork (It's About Time)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Like Clockwork seeks to showcase works of art that address the nature of time. From birth, our daily routines, anxieties on aging, death, rebirth, to creation and destruction, the forms of time give shape to human experience.

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    Saturday, December 11, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Visual Arts PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZERome, Italy

    Passepartout Photo Prize is a young contest, which aims to support the development of talented photographers by offering biannual cash prizes, the possibility of publication in our annual catalogue, other collateral prizes offered by our sponsors and the opportunity to exhibit in a prestigious gallery in Rome.

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    Friday, January 14, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Visual Arts Prisma Art PrizeRoma, Italy

    Prisma Art Prize presented by Il Varcos srls is a quarterly prize with the aim of creating a space for artists to share their work with colleagues and professionals from around the world.

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    Friday, February 4, 2022 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Visual Arts Rock of TruthCincinatti, Ohio

    Rock of Truth has been commissioned by University of Cincinnati’s Office of Planning, Design and Construction with the financial support of Sigma Sigma Honorary Fraternity. The artwork will be located in front of UC’s College of Law on Campus Green, the primary green space on UC’s West campus. Any and all media will be considered. It will be free standing and should be appropriate for viewing by all members of the general public and the campus community. 

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    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
    Visual Arts South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships

    Visual artists are invited to apply to the South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships, which acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South.

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    Monday, January 10, 2022 Monday, November 15, 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