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Stay in-the-know of various calls for art and performers, conferences, professional development, grants, and residency opportunities throughout North Carolina and abroad. These opportunities may increase artist exposure and elevate your creative brand and multidisciplinary career growth.

Updates applied bi-weekly. Click the OPPORTUNITY TITLE for more details or to apply/register.


WoodFire NC 2022: Envision

Star, NC


STARworks brings ceramic artists from around the world to discuss wood firing practices. Conference is preceded by pre-conference wood firing workshops in Seagrove and NC Mountains.


Register To Attend:  May 27, 2022


LEAD: Leadership Exchange in Arts & Disability Conference

North Carolina


Hosted in Raleigh, NC, the conference introduces those new to the field to cultural accessibility solutions. Provides ongoing learning and one-of-a-kind professional development, access to experts and ideas, networking, and more.


Register To Attend:  Before August 1, 2022


Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2022

Chapel Hill, NC


Artists, community leaders, educators, and other professionals will gather to explore how arts and cultural activities help make communities more inclusive, connected and resilient.


Register To Attend:  November 3, 2022



United States

Shining a light on the talented theatre community, meet exceptional Drama Educators and Community Theatre leaders, share their experiences of show productions during the pandemic, and gain valuable insights and tips for your own productions.

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CUCALORUS 28th Annual Film Festival

Wilmington, NC


Seeking magical movies and outrageous videos for the fall film festival (original works that showcase creativity and strive to bring both justice and joy to a core group of filmmakers, performers, and activists).


Call for Filmmakers:  May 26, 2022


Filmed in NC Fund

North Carolina


Accepting applications from filmmakers for narrative, documentary and experimental films at various stages of production.

Call for Filmmakers:  June 23, 2022


BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival 2002

North Carolina


Submit your short film and/or screenplay.

Call for Filmmakers:  May 3, 2022


Mini Grants

Cumberland County


Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County's Mini Grant program provides artists, nonprofits, and municipal entities an opportunity to request funding for creative arts, culture, or history-based projects, activities, or events.

Application Submission:  June 15, 2022

Attend the Mini Grant Workshop in-person at The Arts Center to learn about our Grant Application Process, Guidelines, Writing Samples, and Q&A. RSVP required to attend.

May 23rd @ 5:30pm Workshop for ARTISTS

May 23rd @ 12:00pm Workshop for NONPROFITS & MUNICIPALITIES


Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grant

South Arts’ Nine-state Region


Offers up to $1,000 to support artistic planning and the professional development needs of Southern presenters, programmers, or curators.

Application Submission:  Submit Online At Least 60 Days Prior to Project Start Date


Express Grants

South Arts’ Nine-state Region


Open to organizations in rural communities of 50,000 people or less. Program offers expedited awards of up to $2,000 supporting the presentation of touring artists.

Application Submission:  Submit Online At Least 60 Days Prior to Project Start Date


Traditional Arts Touring Grant

South Arts’ Nine-state Region


Supports projects engaging a traditional artist/ensemble for multi-day residencies in Southern communities. Organizations within South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible.

Application Submission:  May 15, 2022


2023–25 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards


United States


Grantees are U.S.-based nonprofits that receive three-year matching grants of $30K per year to present the Levitt AMP Music Series: 10 free concerts that inject new life into underused public spaces, creating joyous, inclusive community destinations in small to mid-sized towns and cities.

Application Submission:  June 30, 2022


cARTwheels Teaching Artist Roster


North Carolina


N.C. Arts Council is recruiting new teaching artists to develop programmatic content that directly responds to important issues being faced by students and educators in communities across the state.

Application Submission:  July 31, 2022


Squire Summer Writing Workshops

North Carolina


NC Writers' Network presents four days’ worth of intensive workshops, conversations on the craft and business of writing, and collegiality to Davidson College's historic campus. Dates July 14 - 17.

Register To Attend:  Open Now - June 30, 2022


Auditions: Burning Coal Theatre Company

North Carolina


Seeking actors to audition for various roles in upcoming projects. Bring two 1-minute contemporary monologues (one comic and one dramatic) along with two copies of your picture/resume. Artists stipends are offered for their work. 

Positions also available in design, stage management, and crew.

Auditions:  May 21, 2022


Carolina Artists Showdown

North Carolina


The Carolina Artist Showdown gives local artists from the Carolinas the opportunity to receive daily Radio airplay of their song on local Radio stations. Each selected artist receives over twenty spins over the course of the month.

Entry Submission:  On-going


Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit

Chapel Hill, NC


Seeking submissions of outdoor sculptures to be on display at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Entry Submission:  June 24, 2022


Hester Park Mural Project

North Carolina


Creative Greensboro is seeking individual artists based in NC interested in creating a mural on the highway retaining wall at Oka T. Hester Park in southwest Greensboro.

Call For Public Art:  May 16, 2022


Boynes Emerging Artist Award 6th Edition

United States


1st Place prize is a fully-funded 3-month artist residency at Nocefresca in Sardinia, Italy. Prizes include cash, a published interview, opportunity to showcase your work-in-progress and completed productions in open studios or public talks, insurance coverage, curatorial assistance, equipment and gears, and planned workshops.

Artwork Submission:  May 25, 2022


smART Kinston Residencies Program

Kinston, NC


smART Kinston City Project Foundation seeking applications for residency program for artists working in all mediums ($1,500 material stipend and $1,500 moving stipend if coming from outside a fifty mile radius of Kinston).

Application Submission:  December 31, 2022


BIPOC Artist in Residency Program

Durham, NC


Liberty Arts accepting submissions from BIPOC artists working in a range of media. Program provides studio space in an active, seasoned, and growing artists community.

Application Submission:  May 20, 2022


CALL FOR ART: PWC Public Works Exhibition

Fayetteville, NC


Fayetteville Public Works Commission and the Arts Council of Fayetteville hosts its annual community-wide art exhibition at The Arts Center in Fayetteville, NC. Artists of all ages from Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties including Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield may submit their artwork. No entry fee to participate. Max 2 art pieces.

Artwork Submission:  On-site at The Arts Center June 10 & 11, 2022


42nd Annual Fine Arts Festival

Southern Pines, NC


Arts Council of Moore County provide incentives for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork.

Artwork Submission:  July 23, 2022


Kakalak 2022 Anthology Art Contest

Harrisburg, NC


Moonshine Review Press accepting applications from visual artists and photographers.

Artwork Submission:  May 30, 2022


Disabled Art Show

Asheville, NC


DIYabled, in partnership with Revolve gallery, is seeking submissions from artists with disabilities to participate in recognition of Disability Pride Month.

Email diyabledgo@gmail.com with "Disabled Art Show" in the subject line.

Call For Disabled Artists:  May 31, 2022


MOVEMENT Exhibition

Raleigh, NC


Arts Access is seeking submissions for their exhibition featuring works of art created by established, aspiring, and student artists with disabilities.

Artwork Submission:  May 16, 2022


Art 4 All: I Am: Identity. Stories. Connections.

Salisbury, NC


Waterworks Visual Arts Center presents a special juried group exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of North Carolina artists celebrating our unique identities, personal/cultural stories and connections in the art.

Artwork Submission:  May 31, 2022


Yadkin Arts Council 2022 Juried Art Exhibition

North Carolina


Seeking entries of 2D and 3D art celebrating of some of the finest creativity in NC.

Artwork Submission:  June 9, 2022


Coastal Life Photography Exhibit

Cary, NC


Fine Arts League Cary and Cary Photographic Artists seeking photography submissions on the theme of "Coastal Life" for the Reflection Gallery exhibit at WakeMed Cary. Must be a FALC or CPA member to enter.

Application Submission:  May 22, 2022


4th Annual Juried Exhibition

Spartanburg, NC


Artists Collective | Spartanburg invites all visual artists, 18 years and older, residing in SC, NC, GA, TN and VA to apply for acceptance to the juried show that showcases the amazing diversity of work within this southern region.

Application Submission:  July 1 - 31, 2022