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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    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. 

    Details
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Literary Arts Bull City PressDurham, NC

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

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 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
    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
    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
    Visual Arts GreenHillGreensboro, NC

    Seeking North Carolina artists for potential opportunities. 

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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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 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.

    Artist Relief WebsiteVideo Series
    Friday, July 10, 2020
    Professional Development Mayland Community College Small Business CenterSpruce Pine, NC

    Offering business and marketing courses with some specifically for artists.

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

     

    Level I Neighborhood Art FundsLevel II Neighborhood Art Funds
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Professional Development Leading by Intention

    Join The Mindfulness Collaboratory for their new program starting in February 2023, Leading by Intention, will focus on contemplative leaders setting intentions to create resilient artistic communities through individual meditation skill share, collective support, and mindful leadership. Participants will meet periodically over the course of 2023 to learn, meditate, discuss, grow, and lead together.

    Details
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    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
    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
    Visual Arts Trade Alley Art Call for ArtistsHickory

    Trade Alley Art is seeking visual artists to join their gallery.

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    Saturday, July 2, 2022
    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
    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.

    Website
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Multidisciplinary A Different Myth

    Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective and the American Myth Center are soliciting applications from Black playwrights for the new-works development series A Different Myth. The goal of the new program is to tell Black stories by Black writers for Black actors. Rolling deadline.

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    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    Professional Development The University of British ColumbiaVancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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
    Literary Arts Urban StagesNew York, NY

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

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 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
    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
    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
    Professional Development Everyday Justice Antiracism as Daily Practice

    Join artEquity for a two-day training that will provide a baseline framework for antiracist strategies and action. 

    2022 Dates:

    • Thursday, April 14 - Friday, April 15, 2022
    • Friday, June 10 + Monday, June 13, 2022
    • Monday, August 29 - Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16, 2022
    • Thursday, December 1 - Friday, December 2, 2022
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    Friday, March 4, 2022
    Literary Arts American Journal of Poetry

    Seeking poetry submissions for online poetry journal. Publication. 

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    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Multidisciplinary Da Soul Gallery Call for Deaf & Disabled BIPOC Artists

    Da Soul Gallery, which will be a place that features the creative stylings of BIPOC Disabled artists, invites all deaf and disabled BIPOC artists to submit their work.

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    Friday, December 2, 2022
    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.

    Website
    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.

    Details
    Friday, July 24, 2020
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

    Details
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Literary Arts CRAFT

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

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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 Max's Kansas City Emergency Grants

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

    Details
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    Grants / Fellowships Micro Accessibility Grants

    South Arts is seeking applications for their Micro Accessibility Grants program, which funds up to $2,500 for organizations to make arts programs accessible to persons with disabilities. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through May 15, 2023.

    Details
    Friday, August 5, 2022
    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
    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
    Grants / Fellowships Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design

    The Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design 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. 

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    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    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.

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

    GuideWebinar
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    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
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 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
    Residencies Artist in Residency at the River DistrictDanville, VA

    Vantage Art Flats is now accepting applications from visual artists for temporary residency in the 500 block of Main Street in downtown Danville, VA.

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    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    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
    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
    Grants / Fellowships Mini Grants ProgramCumberland County

    Mini Grants offer artists and nonprofits in Cumberland County an opportunity to receive funding for smaller projects. Request up to $2000 for arts, culture, or history projects that take place within 6 months of the award. Applicants can use funds for project supplies/materials, contracted services, marketing, space/equipment rental, and artist fees. Deadlines occur quarterly, check website for details.

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    Friday, March 18, 2022
    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
    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.

    Website
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    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.

    Details
    Friday, May 28, 2021
    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.

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Stores, Sales & Shows Chapel Hill Holiday MarketsChapel Hill

    Downtown Chapel Hill is seeking Triangle-based artists and artisans for upcoming markets in the downtown area.

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    Monday, November 14, 2022
    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.

    IndividualsOrganizations
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Literary Arts Frontier Poetry

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

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

    Details
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    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.

    Details
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    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
    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
    Residencies Red Barn Call For SubmissionsBerea

    Respite in the Round in Berea invites applications from SOLO (or Covid-Safe POD) Creative, Cultural Organizer for residency or retreat. Rolling deadline.

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    Friday, February 4, 2022
    Residencies Women’s Studio WorkshopRosendale, NY

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

    Details
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    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.

    Details
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    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
    Public Art SEEK RaleighRaleigh

    Raleigh Arts is accepting applications on an ongoing basis from North Carolina artists for SEEK Raleigh, a series of site-specific art installations and performance art events that engages the community through public art in City of Raleigh Parks, greenways and/or community spaces.

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    Thursday, October 27, 2022
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 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
    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.

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    Tuesday, October 1, 2019
    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
    Literary Arts Gibson House PressChicago, Ill.

    Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts for their 2023 list.

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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    Professional Development Southeastern Theatre Conference 2023 Annual ConventionLexington, KY

    The Southeastern Theatre Conference 2023 Annual Convention,  a one-stop-shop to connect with companies, recruiters, and other like-minded theatre practitioners, is taking place in Lexington, KY on March 1-5, 2023.

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    Friday, December 2, 2022
    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.

    Website
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    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.

    Details
    Monday, November 1, 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
    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.

    Details
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Literary Arts LitMag

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

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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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    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
    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
    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
    Multidisciplinary The Blue Mountain Review

    The Southern Collective Experiences is accepting submissions to The Blue Mountain Review for poetry, fiction and visual arts. Visit website for deadlines.

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    Monday, February 21, 2022
    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
    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.

    Website
    Tuesday, January 14, 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.

    Working NarrativesApply (Rolling Deadline)
    Tuesday, June 30, 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
    Public Art DownEast Exhibition Pitt County

    The DownEast outdoor sculpture exhibition is seeking submissions for their month-long indoor exhibition and a year-long outdoor exhibition. Deadline for submission for the indoor exhibition is November 21st and deadline for submission for consideration in the outdoor exhibition is November 19th.

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    Monday, November 14, 2022
    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
    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
    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
    Grants / Fellowships Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants

    South Arts invites applications for their Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grants, which offer up to $1,000 to support artistic planning and the professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators.

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    Friday, May 6, 2022
    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
    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.

    Website
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Literary Arts MOJOAA Performing Arts Company call for submissions

    MOJOAA Performing Arts Company invites Black playwrights/playwrights of the African diaspora that are writing primarily in English to submit short plays, monologues, one acts and full length plays.

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    Monday, January 10, 2022
    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
    Public Art Sculpture on the TownMorganton

    The Morganton Cultural Arts Commission is seeking artists to apply for Sculpture on the Town, whose goal is to showcase original sculptural works and increase community interest for public art.

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    Thursday, January 27, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022
    Stores, Sales & Shows ArtsplosureRaleigh

    Artsplosure is accepting submissions from artists interested in exhibiting at their Raleigh Arts Festival in May 2023.

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    Monday, February 7, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Visual Arts Fine Arts FestivalSouthern Pines

    The Arts Council of Moore County invites local artists to submit their work for the 2022 Fine Arts Festival.

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    Saturday, July 23, 2022 Friday, April 22, 2022
    Professional Development Emerging Curator Program 2023Rockville, Maryland

    The VisArts Emerging Curator Program is a unique opportunity for emerging curators or artists with interests in curating to work with an experienced curator to develop an exhibition and assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. 

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    Friday, November 25, 2022 Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Professional Development Community in Motion Facilitator Course

    Register for the Community in Motion Facilitator course, which will equip participants with the specialized knowledge and skills to begin leading small group Wellness & Movement activities. Participants will also unlock access to content in ComMotion's video library.

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022
    Professional Development Teaching Artist CohortAsheville

    The Center for Craft is seeking applicants from mid-career craft artists to be a part of their Teaching Artist Cohort, where twenty one mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an 8-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice as both artists and educators.

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Monday, September 19, 2022
    Visual Arts Picture Card SeriesWinston Salem

    Picture Card Series, hosted by a/perture cinema, is seeking artists from North Carolina to showcase a digital presentation of their work on the a/perture screens in front of every theatrical presentation.

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Monday, November 14, 2022
    Craft 2023 Handcrafted Juried ExhibitionRocky Mount

    The Maria V. Howard Arts Center is seeking entries from US artists 18 years of age or older working in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, or any combination of craft medias for the 2023 Handcrafted Juried Exhibition.

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Monday, October 17, 2022
    Literary Arts The Journal of Black Mountain Studies - Queer LifeBlack Mountain

    The Journal of Black Mountain Studies, an open-access online publication of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, is seeking submissions of scholarly writing, creative writing/poetry, photography, visual art, sound, video, and literary reviews for a special topics issue on the history and legacy of Queer life at Black Mountain College.

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Friday, September 2, 2022
    Performing Arts Jazz Road Tours

    South Arts is accepting applications for their Jazz Road Tours grant program from jazz artists looking to develop tours into communities across the country.

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    Thursday, December 1, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Stores, Sales & Shows Caswell Arts Holiday Artist and Vendors MarketYanceyville

    Holiday Artisan and Vendor Market will take place on Dec. 2, 2022 at the Square in downtown Yanceyville during the annual Caswell Christmas Celebration on December 2, 2022.

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    Friday, December 2, 2022 Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Visual Arts Miniature MonumentalBristol, RI

    Bristol Art Museum Announces a national call for Miniature Art, “Miniature Monumental”

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    Sunday, December 4, 2022 Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Public Art Charlotte Douglas International Airport Concourse D, Arrival WallCharlotte

    The Arts and Science Council invites requests for qualifications for the public art project Charlotte Douglas International Airport Concourse D, Arrival Wall. This RFQ represents an opportunity for an artist or team of artists to create artwork that will provide visual interest and wayfinding for residents and visitors. The artwork should be visually engaging and bring together the newly renovated physical surroundings of the concourse, creating a space that visitors, passengers and airport personnel will enjoy. 

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    Monday, December 5, 2022 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Public Art ASC Public Art ProgramCharlotte

    The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to the Arts & Science Council Regional Artist Directory Opportunity. This directory is intended to expand ASC Public Art’s reach to create more opportunities for artists in North Carolina and South Carolina, and to engage artists who might be new to the public art commissioning process.

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    Monday, December 5, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Professional Development Accessibility in the Arts Workshop and Discussion

    Join SouthArts and Arts InCommunity on December 8 for the online workshop and discussion "Accessibility in the Arts" to learn how improving accessibility can expand the reach of the arts in your greater community.

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    Thursday, December 8, 2022 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Multidisciplinary Call for Art: Southern QTBIPOC SolidarityRaleigh

    VAE Raleigh is looking for submissions from Southern QTBIPOC artists that push the envelope and go beyond the traditional view of fine artwork to be featured in a collective art exhibition centered around liberation, resistance and solidarity among QTBIPOC Southerners. The scope of work includes (but is not limited to) murals, installations, fiberwork, videography, and mixed-media.

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    Monday, December 12, 2022 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Visual Arts North Carolina Seafood Festival 2023 Poster ArtistMorehead City

    The 27th Annual NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City is inviting artists from North Carolina to submit their work become the 2023 Commemorative Poster Artist.

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    Friday, December 16, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Performing Arts Tracks Music LibraryChapel Hill

    Tracks Music Library is seeking submissions from Triangle-area musicians who have produced at least a 5-track collection of music in any genre.

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    Sunday, December 18, 2022 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Residencies Smart Kinston ResidencyKinston

    Smart Kinston City Project Foundation is seeking applications for their Smart Kinston Residencies program from artists working in all mediums.

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    Saturday, December 31, 2022 Friday, March 4, 2022
    Residencies “Miss Sarah” Fellowship for Black Women WritersMars Hill

    Trillium Arts invites applications for their “Miss Sarah” Fellowship for Black Women Writers, which aims to provide Black women writers a restful environment conducive to reflection and writing.

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    Friday, January 6, 2023 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Visual Arts COSO 2023 BiennialRaleigh

    VAE is looking for submissions of 2D, 3D, video, and installation art for the COSO 2023 Biennial. COSO’s goal is to explore what artists and makers in the regional South are currently thinking, discussing, and making work about.

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    Friday, January 6, 2023 Monday, October 17, 2022
    Residencies McColl Center Summer 2023 Artist-in-Residence ProgramCharlotte

    The McColl Center invites applications from parents and educators who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in McColl Center residency because of their responsibilities during school/university periods to apply for their Summer 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program.

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    Friday, January 6, 2023 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Performing Arts Performing Arts Discovery Program

    Western Arts Alliance is accepting applications for the 2022-23 cycle of their Performing Arts Discovery program, an exciting international virtual showcase opportunity for U.S.-based performing artists who are ready to tour internationally.

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    Friday, January 6, 2023 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Performing Arts American Music Abroad

    American Music Abroad is accepting applications from musicians of all genres to be a part of their 2024 Tour Season.

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    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Friday, December 2, 2022
    Professional Development SMASH!

    Mark your calendars for January 30, 2023 for SMASH!, presented by Triangle ArtWorks, the Triangle's biggest networking and celebration event for artists, those who work in the arts, or provide services to the arts sector.

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    Monday, January 30, 2023 Monday, November 14, 2022
    Professional Development Southeastern Arts Leadership Educators Conference for 2023Charleston, SC

    The Association of Arts Leadership Educators's Southeastern Arts Leadership Conference will be taking place February 17-19, 2023 in partnership with the College of Charleston.

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    Friday, February 17, 2023 Monday, November 14, 2022
    Visual Arts The Cultural Center at Holly SpringsHolly Springs

    The Cultural Center at Holly Springs is seeking applications from local artists to display their artwork in the Cultural Center's hallway and lobby.

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    Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Friday, August 5, 2022
    Literary Arts North Carolina Literary Review - 2024 NC Disability Literature

    North Carolina Literary Review is accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction on the theme "Disability (in) NC Literature" for their 2024 issue. 

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    Thursday, August 31, 2023 Friday, December 2, 2022