Arts Opportunities

REGIONAL CALLS

Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, Artist Vendors Sought
The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival will be held Friday, May 17, from 10-5, on Cape Fear Blvd.
Deadline: May 9, 2014
Info: Email submissions or artist recommendations to chris@artfullivinggroup.com
Call for Artists - MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR

WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio is currently accepting submissions from artists for the next ten shows in the WHQR Gallery that will run from June 2014 – January 2016.  Artwork must be two dimensional and able to hang on a wall. 
Deadline: April 3, 2014
Info: Electronic submissions to include three work samples to whqr.org/artists

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The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) announces a call for artists, open to Middle, High School, & Adult Artists.  The “Budding and Blooming Art Show” is the first of what will be an annual event providing opportunities for young, Budding Artists to be entrepreneurs for the day, selling their art or craft for their own set prices along with 20 Blooming Adult Artists in show of support. Selected Budding artists are asked to donate 10% of their sales to the Cameron Art Museum’s Children’s Art School Scholarship Fund.

Deadline: April 28, 2014
Info: Dorian Hill, Show Director, www.wilmingtonart.org, 910-343-4370

Call to Mural Artists for a Community Engagement/International Arts Exchange

Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Programs Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with programming support from Meridian, four American artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based projects in the mural arts. Artists will design, implement and administer a 3.5-week, in-country program based on local community issues for the country specified. Projects should be designed to advance U.S. foreign policy goals in that country by addressing a local community issue, such as gender equality, preserving indigenous culture, youth empowerment, health and sanitation, education challenges, or the environment.

Meridian is accepting applications for projects in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Applications are due on April 6, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. EST, and application directions can be found at: http://www.meridian.org/cultural-diplomacy/art-for-cultural-diplomacy/community-engagement-through-the-arts-exchange-program-for-american-mural-artists

Please send any questions that you might have in regards to the application to murals@meridian.org.

 

 

JOB LISTINGS

Looking for a job?  Looking for someone to fill a position in your organization?  We list arts jobs across the state.  Listings are free for organization members or $50 for non-members.  Contact Christine at christine@artsnc.org for details.  Job hunters can check out the listings at

 

Recent Listings

The N.C. Arts Council is pleased to share the following opportunities for artists that have recently been submitted to us. Please contact the organization listed if you have any questions. Artist opportunities may be submitted to Burdette.Southerland@ncdcr.gov.

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STARworks Glass Artist-in-Residency, Star
STARworks NC Center for Creative Enterprise is accepting applications for emerging artists and interns for their spring Artist in Residence session. Stipend.

Deadline: March 17
For more information:
starworksnc.org/glass/136-artist-in-residency.html

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Literary Arts

 

The 2014 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction, Norfolk, Va.
Barely South is accepting submissions for the Norton Girault Literary Prize. Entry fee and cash prizes.

Deadline: March 7
For more information:
barelysouthreview.digitalodu.com/submission-guidelines

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Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize, Fort Collins, Colo.
The Colorado Review is accepting entries for the Nelligan Prize for best short story. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

 

Deadline: March 14
For more information:
coloradoreview.colostate.edu/nelligan-prize/submission-guidelines


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CutBank Literary Contests, Missoula, Mont.
CutBank Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for a variety of contests, including the Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry. Entry fee, cash awards and publication (each contest).

Deadline: March 15
For more information
: www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests

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Willow Springs Fiction Prize, Spokane, Wash.
Eastern Washington University is accepting submissions for the Willow Springs Fiction Prize. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

 

Deadline: March 15
For more information:
willowsprings.ewu.edu/contests.php

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Big Fiction Knickerbocker Prize, Literary Journal Magazine
Big Fiction Magazine is accepting submissions for its Big Fiction Knickerbocker Prize. Entry fee, cash awards and publication.

 

Deadline: March 15
For more information:
www.bigfictionmagazine.com/writers_guidelines

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The Kundiman Poetry Prize Sunnyside, N.Y.
The Kundiman Poetry Prize is open to Asian American writing living in the US. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

 

Deadline: March 15
For more information:
kundiman.submittable.com/submit/26452

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Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Cave Canem is currently seeking African American writers who have not had a full-length book of poetry published by a professional press for their poetry prize. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

Deadline: March 17
For more information:
cavecanem.submittable.com/submit/26473

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57th National Juried Art Show, Rocky Mount
The Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre invites artists to enter the 57th National Juried Art Show, open to all U.S. artists over 18 yrs. of age, all media. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: March 21
For more information:
www.imperialcentre.org/arts/artist.html

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Omnidawn Postal & Online Poetry Contests, Richmond, Calif.
Omnidawn Publishing is currently seeking submissions for three Omnidawn poetry book competitions. Entry fee, cash award and publication (each contest).

Deadline(s): Vary
For more information:
omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm#details

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Barely South, Norfolk, Va.
Barely South Review is currently accepting submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.

Deadline: March 31
For more information: barelysouth.submittable.com/submit

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2014 Doris Bakwin Award, Durham
The Carolina Wren Press will choose one unpublished full-length work by a woman to receive the 2014 Doris Bakwin Award. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

Deadline: March 31
For more information: carolinawrenpress.submittable.com/submit

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Prime Number Magazine Awards, Winston-Salem
Prime Number Magazine is currently accepting submissions in five categories for its magazine awards. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: March 31
For more information:
press53.submittable.com/submit

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4thAnnual Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest, Winston-Salem
The 4thAnnual Winston-Salem Writers Anthology Contest is now open. Entry fees and prizes.

Deadline: March 31
For more information:
wswriters.org/programs/anthology-contest-2

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The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, Paterson, N.J.
The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is accepting submissions the 2014 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Entry fee, cash awards and publication.

Deadline: April 1
For more information
: www.pccc.edu/home/cultural-affairs/poetry-center/prizes

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2014 Paterson Fiction Prize, Paterson, N.J.
The Paterson Fiction Prize sponsored by The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community is  seeking submissions of short fiction or novels. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

Deadline: April 1
For more information:
www.pccc.edu/home/cultural-affairs/poetry-center/prizes

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Writer-in-Service Award, Atlanta, Ga.
The Lillian E. Smith Center is seeking submissions from U.S. residents working to advance writing through public service careers or volunteer work for the Writer-in-Service Award. Honorarium and travel allowance.

Deadline: April 1
For more information:
www.piedmont.edu/les/Writer-in-Service-app-PC.pdf

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2014 Clockwise Chapbook Competition, Huntington Beach Calif.
Tebot Bach announces the 2014 Clockwise Chapbook Competition open to all poets writing in English. Entry fee and cash award.

Deadline: April 15
For more information:
www.tebotbach.org/clockwise.html

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Trio House Press Book Awards
Trio House Press is currently accepting submissions for the Trio Award and the Louise Bogan Award. Entry fee, cash awards and publication (each award).

Deadline: April 30
For more information:
www.triohousepress.org/submissions.html

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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Fiction & Essay Contest, Northampton, Mass.
The 22nd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest is accepting submissions in all themes. Entry fee, cash prizes.

Deadline: April 30
For more information:
winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-john-h-reid-fiction-essay-contest

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Far Horizons Award for Poetry, Victoria, B.C.
The Malahat Review
invites emerging poets from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter the Far Horizons Award for Poetry. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

Deadline: May 1
For more information:
malahatreview.ca/contests/far_horizons_poetry/info.html

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Cape Fear Studios 6th Annual National 2D Competition, Fayetteville
Cape Fear Studios announces a call to artists in the US for its 6th Annual National 2D Competition. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: May 6
For more information:
www.capefearstudios.com

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Lush Triumphant Literary Awards, Vancouver, BC
The annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards competition is now open for submissions. Entry fee, cash awards (each category) and publication.

 

Deadline: May 15
For more information:
subterrain.ca/about/103/lush-2013-awards-open+for+entries

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Crab Creek Review, Seattle, Wash.
The Crab Creek Review is accepting submissions for its 2014 Poetry Contest. Entry fee, cash award and publication.

Deadline: May 15
For more information:
crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm

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Sports Fiction & Essay Contest, Northampton, Mass.
This contest, now in its third year, seeks today’s best short fiction and essays on sports-related themes. Entry fee, cash prizes.

Deadline: May 31
For more information:
winningwriters.com/our-contests/sports-fiction-essay-contest

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Swan Scythe Press, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Swan Scythe Press is accepting manuscripts for its 2014 chapbook contest. Entry fee and cash award.

Deadline: June 1
For more information:
www.swanscythe.com

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Dzanc Books Non-Fiction Competition, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dzanc Books announces that submissions are open for the 2013–14 Non-Fiction Award. Entry fee and cash award.

Deadline: June 30
For more information:
www.dzancbooks.org/submissions

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The Moth International Short Story Prize, Cavan Ireland
The Moth Magazine is accepting entries for its Moth International Short Story Prize. Entry fee and cash award.

 

Deadline: June 30
For more information:
www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=3056&page=23

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Multi-Disciplinary

 

Residency in Italy 2014, Chianti (FI) Italy
La Macina di San Cresci invites applications for residencies 2014. Applications are open to emerging and professional artists working in all media.

Deadline: Year round
For more information:
www.chianticom.com/en/residency-program/program-details

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Multimedia

 

Wegner Environmental Gallery: Duke University, Durham
The Wegner Environmental Gallery is looking for art works of any media type that explore environmental topics in novel ways for an exhibition.

Deadline: March 14
For more information:
nicole.heller@duke.edu

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V21 Annual Competition for Print Awards, Hudson, N.Y.
Direct Art Magazine is accepting submissions from all artists working in any media for its annual international competition in publication awards. Entry fee, cash awards.

Deadline: March 31, 2014
For more information:
www.slowart.com/prospectus/spring.htm

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Performance Art

 

Contact East 2014, Pictou, Nova Scotia
Submissions are open for Contact East 2014 through the I Want to Showcase (IWTS) platform that offers performing artists a site that is easy to navigate, understand and use.

Deadline: March 31
For more information
: contacteast.ca/artist-submissions

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Public Art

 

Northfield Uplands Park Public Art Project, Stapleton, Colo.
Denver Arts & Venues has issued a national RFQ to commission an artist/team to create a site-specific artwork for the Northfield Uplands Park Project in Stapleton.

Deadline: March 9
For more information
: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1798

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City of Seattle: Civic Square Fencing Mural Project 2014, Seattle, Wash.

The City of Seattle is currently seeking three artists or artist teams to create large-scale murals for the construction fence surrounding the Civic Square future development site.

Deadline: March 10
For more information:
www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1745

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Clifton Enhancement Project, Cleveland, Ohio
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is seeking artists for a public art project for the Clifton Enhancement Project.

Deadline: March 14
For more information
: www.procurement.riderta.com/detail/?listingid=1419

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Indiana State University Public Art Opportunity, Terre Haute, Ind.
Art Spaces, Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Inc. is issuing a RFQ for a site-specific project for the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

Deadline: March 19
For more information
: www.wabashvalleyartspaces.com

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TouchCity Digital Wall, El Paso, Texas
The El Paso Museum of History and the City of El Paso Public Art Program have issued a national RFQ for a professional artist/team to design and develop the TouchCity 3-D digital wall housing encasement.

Deadline: March 24
For more information:
www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1810&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

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Toledo Gateways Initiative, Toledo, Ohio
The Arts Commission and its partners have issued a national RFQ to integrate public art and other infrastructure enhancements into the redesign to the major entry gateway to downtown Toledo.

Deadline: March 28
For more information:
theartscommission.org/images/documents/APP/gateway_project/toledo_gateway_project_rfq_02_2014.pdf

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Texas Tech University Biology Building, Lubbock, Texas
The Texas Tech University System has issued a national RFQ for a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the Biology Building.

 

Deadline: March 31
For more information:
esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/docs/768/110047_1.pdf

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Activate 14 Design+Build Competition, Raleigh
The Activate 14 Design+Build Competition is seeking the talent and energy of North Carolina artists and architects team to design and build an innovative and temporary structure on the grounds of Raleigh’s AIANC. Entry fee and cash prize.

Deadline: April 25
For more information
: activate14.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/activate-14-designbuild-2014-call-for-entry2.pdf

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Public Art Proposals, Bentonville, Ark.
The City of Bentonville invite artists to submit proposals for works of art to be installed outdoors within designated sites adjacent to the city’s north public trail system.

 

Deadline: May 12
For more information:
www.bentonvilleusa.org/upload/file/2014%20Outdoor%20Exhibit_Call%20for%20Proposals_Final%20Packet.pdf


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Visual Arts

16th Annual International Juried Portrait Show, Tallahassee, Fla.
The Portrait Society of America is hosting the 16th International Portrait Competition showcasing today’s finest portraiture and figurative works. Entry fee and cash prizes.

Deadline: March 4
For more information:
www.portraitsociety.org

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5th Annual National Juried Art Show, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wide Open 5 Art is currently accepting submissions for its 5th Annual National Juried Art Show. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: March 10
For more information:
wideopenartshow.com

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Krempp Gallery 2015 Portfolio Review for Shows, Jasper, Ind.
The Krempp Gallery is currently reviewing portfolios from artists working in all media for solo and group shows for 2015. Honorarium.

Deadline: March 14
For more information:
www.jasperindiana.gov/egov/documents/1384461009_24633.pdf

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Knoxville Photo 2014 Exhibition, Knoxville, Tenn.
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for photographic works for its second annual Knoxville Photo 2014. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: March 23
For more information:
knoxalliance.com/photo.html

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Art on Paper 2014, Greensboro
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is currently accepting submissions for its biennial exhibition, Art on Paper.

Deadline: March 28, 2014
For more information:
weatherspoon.uncg.edu/downloads/AOPprospectus14.pdf

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WakeMed Cary Hospital’s Reflections Gallery Exhibitions, Cary
Cary Visual Art invites artists from Cary and Wake County to apply for group or solo exhibits at WakeMed Cary Hospital’s Reflections Gallery.

Deadline: March 28
For more information: cva@caryvisualart.org or (919) 531-2821

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Artsfest Fine Arts Festival, Dowell, Md.
Artists are invited to apply for a booth at ARTSFEST 14. Entry fee and cash prizes.

Deadline: March 31
For more information:
www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/node/112

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5th Annual Red Rose Festival, Lancaster, S.C.
The City of Lancaster is currently seeking artists, commercial and food vendors for its 5th Annual Red Rose Festival.

Deadline: April 7
For more information
: www.lancastercitysc.com

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En Plein Air Paint the Town, Art Auction and Gala, Cary
The Town of Cary invites artists to document a part of Downtown Cary’s landscape, history, and culture by participating in their En Plein Air Paint the Town, Art Auction and Gala. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: April 18
For more information
: www.fineartsleagueofcary.org/Sketch_Pad_Web/opportunities.html

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Dimensions: National Juried Art Exhibition, Winston-Salem
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem invites artists to submit entries for their 50th anniversary show. Entry fees and cash awards.

Deadline: April 27
For more information:
files.changemywebsite.com/746562/doc/Dimensions2014Prospectus.pdf

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Festifall Arts Festival, Chapel Hill
The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department is seeking artist exhibitor applications for the 42nd Festifall Arts Festival. Entry fee and cash awards.

Deadline: May 30
For more information:
www.townofchapelhill.org/festifall

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4th Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase, Brevard
The Transylvania Community Arts Council is seeking artists who wish to exhibit in downtown Brevard’s 42nd annual Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase. Application and booth fees.

Deadline: May 30
For more information:
(828) 884-2787 or tcarts@comporium.net

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Filmmaking

 

15th Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival, Kings Mountain
The Cleveland County Arts Council is proud to announce that entries for the 15th Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival are now being accepted. Entry fee.

Deadline: March 7
For more information: www.ccartscouncil.org/realtoreel/realrules.html