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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

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 weekly. Click the OPPORTUNITY TITLE for more details or to apply/register.

CONFERENCE

Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2022: South & Appalachia

Held in Chapel Hill, NC on Nov 3 & 4, 2022

 

South Arts invites artists, community leaders, educators, and other professionals to explore how arts and cultural activities help make communities more inclusive, connected and resilient.

 

Register To Attend Before November 3, 2022

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Creative Aging Institute

Video Conference Held on November 8, 9, 15 & 16

 

Join the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and colleagues across the country for a deep dive into how lifelong learning in the arts can benefit older Americans.

 

Register To Attend Before November 4, 2022

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Fall Spotlight Conference

Held in Greensboro, NC on November 7 & 8, 2022.

 

NC Presenters Consortium advances the performing arts through collaboration, shared resources and professional development.

 

Registration Ends November 5, 2022

DEVELOPMENT

Diamante NC Latino Artists Database

Latino/x & Hispanic Artists in North Carolina

Diamante Arts and Culture Center is collecting artist info for its database to build and share opportunities for Latino artists (confidential unless otherwise indicated).

Complete Enrollment

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How Accessible Is Your Art Organization?

Organizational Development

Learn tools for small art organizations. Panel discussion with three experienced arts administrators to help your organization understand how to make your programming, space and services accessible. 

Register to Attend Online Workshop. Zoom is November 3, 2022 at 12PM.

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10 Theatre Box Office Best Practices

Theatre Development

Learn to create a smooth ticketing experience with tips and tricks that include how to streamline the ticketing experience and maximize efficiency; best practices for establishing standards with the Box Office Team; ideas for a patron reward system; and more.

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Mental Health Challenges - The Layered Onion

Artist With Disabilities

Social impact platform for artists and creators with mental health challenges. Eliminates the stigma of mental health by working one-on-one with artists to support and promote their work. 

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Leading by Intention

Leadership Development

The Mindfulness Collaboratory introduces a new program focusing on contemplative leaders setting intentions to create resilient artistic communities through individual meditation skill share, collective support, and mindful leadership. Participants will meet periodically to learn, meditate, discuss, grow, and lead together.

Register to Attend Session:

November 9

November 15

December 6

Register To Attend

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Build A Strong Artist Portfolio

Artist Development

Looking for ways to improve your art and get exposure? Building a strong artist portfolio is the key to success and we're going to give you the top tips for building one that showcases your work in the best possible light.

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Beginner's Guide to Sculpting in Clay

Artist Development

New to the art of sculpting? View this beginner's guide to creating three-dimensional pieces using clay.

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NFT Art Market: Step-By-Step Guide To Creating First NFT

 

Artist Development

NCB News headlined that the NFT (non-fungible token) art market is booming with sales closely reaching $25 billion last year alone. All artists ready to start their new venture in this expanding market are encouraged to view a step-by-step guide for creating your first NFT.

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EMPLOYMENT

Employment postings listed through WeAreTheARTS.com are a service provided to active Voting Member Groups of the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County ONLY. Please do not submit job opportunities if you are not an active Voting Member. 

GRANT

Southern Prize and State Fellowships

Open to AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN

 

South Arts' program is open to visual artists to support, expose, and celebrate the breadth, depth and diversity of artistic excellence. Offering visual artists $80,000 in cash prizes, inclusion in a touring exhibition, and a residency with Hambidge Center.

Application Submissions End November 1, 2022

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Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

Open to United States

 

Artists practicing in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography qualify to apply. Program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need.

Application Submissions End October 28, 2022

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Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grant

Open to AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN

 

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

Application Submissions Online At Least 60 Days Prior to Project Start Date

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The Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter Grant

Open to United States

 

100% disability led economic justice initiative that awards a $1,000 grant monthly to an artist with a disability. 

Applications Accepted Between the 1st and the 15th of Every Month

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Express Grants

Open to AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN

 

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 Submissions Online At Least 60 Days Prior to Project Start Date

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Teaching Artist Cohort: Asheville

Open to North Carolina

 

The Center for Craft seeking mid-career craft artists to receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an 8-month cohort experience.

Application Submissions End November 30, 2022

LITERARY ART

NEA Big Read Project Grant

Open to North Carolina

 

National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest is bringing shared reading experiences to your community with grants in support of community-wide reading programs. Explore available books.

Intent to Apply Ends January 18, 2023

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Fall Conference - NC Writers’ Network 2022

Open to North Carolina

 

Conference faculty of more than 20 writers lead classes on the craft and business of writing, from “Cross-Country Flights and Hollywood Nights” to “Escape from Pompeii: How to Write While the World Around You Burns.” Keynote address by Jason Mott, winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. 

Conference Online Registration Ends November 11, 2022 (On-site Registration not available)

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Annual Lit/South Awards

Open to NC, GA, SC, TN, and VA

 

Charlotte Lit seeking submissions for their second annual Lit/South Awards in three categories: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, plus publication in our print journal: Litmosphere.

Application Submissions End November 1, 2022

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Greensboro Bound Literary Festival 2023

Open to North Carolina

 

Greensboro Bound seeking stories and experiences from writers in the following categories: Native American history; LGBTQIA+ history and how people’s stories have been obscured or disappeared; and the history of Southern cooking and the invisibility of African American, Gullah, and Native American traditions.

Application Submissions End November 15, 2022

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Writing Contests, Grants & Awards - Poets & Writers

Open to North Carolina

 

Poets & Writers' database is the most trusted resource for legitimate creative writing contests (poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more).

View Database

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Poetry Out Loud

Open to United States. Hosted by Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC.

 

Program encourages high-school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation, which helps them master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Students have the opportunity to compete at classroom, school, district, state, and national levels.

National program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
 

Teacher Registration of Student(s) Begins NOW!  

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Doris Betts Fiction Prize Contest 2022

Open to North Carolina

 

NC Literary Review accepting submissions from writers with previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. Recipient will receive $250, publication in the NC Literary Review, and nominate the winning story for a Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award. Must be a member of the NC Writers’ Network to qualify.

Submissions End October 31, 2022

PUBLIC ART

CALL FOR MURALIST: 30x30 - Art, Nature, and Science

 

Open to North Carolina. Held in Durham, NC.

The Museum of Life and Science seeking works celebrating nature's awe and inspiring its conservation for juried exhibit whose title refers to the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s campaign to protect 30% of Earth’s land, waters, and oceans by 2030.

Application Submissions End November 11, 2022

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION: Frontier RTP Intersection Murals

 

Open to North Carolina

Research Triangle Foundation of NC seeking artists (or artist teams) for the design and installation of four intersection murals on Park Offices Drive. Selected artists (or artist teams) receive $5,000 artist fee plus $3,000 for materials.

Qualification Submissions End November 4, 2022

PERFORMING ART

CALL FOR MUSICIANS: Jazz Road Tours Grants

 

Open to AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN

South Arts offering grants of up to $15K supporting three- to six-site tours across the country.

Application Submissions End December 1, 2022

Attend Jazz Road Workshop

November 9 from 3-4PM

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS: Tracks Music Library

Open to Musicians that live or regularly perform in the Triangle region of NC

 

Seeking the next local group of artists to join the music library collection - any genre. Selected musical acts will receive a $200 honorarium.

Application Submissions End In November 2022 (no date specified)

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Carolina Artists Showdown

Open to 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 Submissions On-going

RESIDENCY

CALL FOR ARTIST: 7Th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award

Open to United States

 

All emerging artists can submit their 2D or 3D artwork for a chance to a win a fully funded artist residency in the Italian Alps with RUC Residency in August 2023 - PLUS - exhibition opportunities in Italy and the USA. 3 emerging artists will win this opportunity.

 

Entry Submissions End October 30, 2022

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CALL FOR BIPOC ARTIST: BIPOC Glass Artist Residency

Open to Artists Living outside of Western North Carolina

 

NC Glass Center and the Urban Peace Garden seeking BIPOC hot-shop art glass artists to apply for 6-week program exploring glassmaking and interacting with the community.

Entry Submissions End November 5, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTIST: HBCU Artist in Residence Program

Open to North Carolina

 

Artspace seeking artists who have graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in North Carolina within the past few years and who currently reside in the state for its career-stimulus residency for emerging artists.

Application Submissions End November 14, 2022

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smART Kinston Residencies Program

Held in 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 Submissions End December 31, 2022

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Environmental Artist-in-Residence Program

Held at Wildacres Retreat

 

Seeking artists, scientists, and other professionals engaging with ambitious ideas and who are activity-focused on current global environmental issues.

Application Submissions End October 31, 2022

THEATER & FILM

Theatremakers Summer Stock Production

Theatre Development

Discover the new Theatre Empowerment Platform created by theatremakers for theatremakers. On The Stage offering comprehensive solutions that will streamline the business of production.

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Trans Inclusion in Theatre - 3 Part Series

Theater Development

Join Shira Helena Gitlin for this 3-session series to learn core concepts of creating a trans inclusive theatre space as well as actions and practices for being an active ally.

Session One: Basics of Understanding Trans Identity

Session Two: Best Practices of Trans Inclusion in Theatrical Spaces

Session Three: Turning Awareness Into Allyship

Registration Required.

Session Dates: October 26 & November 2nd @ 8PM (ET)

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CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS: North Carolina in the Margins

Open to North Carolina

Queen City New Play Initiative's second annual New Play Commission seeking North Carolina-based playwrights to create new works that center on a marginalized experience in NC.

Application Submissions End October 31, 2022

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On The Stage SPOTLIGHT SUPERSTARS Yearbook

Theatre Development

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.

Download The Yearbook

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6 Sources for Original Theatre Content

Theater Development

If a lack of funding for the performing arts prevented you from increasing your company’s profile, create more opportunities for self-funding with these 6 sources for original theatre content.

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VISUAL ART

CALL FOR ARTIST: Boynes Monthly Art Award

Open to United States.

 

Every month, 3 artists are chosen to win $50 cash, a published interview with Award Director Chantal Boynes, a winner’s certificate, and a feature in Boynes' Newsletter going out to almost 40,000 artists and art lovers. Submit to a theme practicing 2D & 3D mediums.

Application Submissions End October 30, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTIST: Art+Transit - Chapel Hill Transit Ceiling Vinyl

Open to Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill

 

Town of Chapel Hill seeking two Triangle-based artists (or teams) to create an original 2-D design to adorn the ceilings of three Chapel Hill Transit buses. Art will be printed on adhesive vinyl, installed by the Town, and on display for about 1 year. 

Request for Qualification Ends November 7, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTIST: Handcrafted Juried Exhibition 2023

Open to United States

 

The Maria V. Howard Arts Center seeking artists 18 years of age or older who work in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, or any combination of craft media.

Application Submissions End November 30, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTIST: Juried Art Exhibit

 

Open to North Carolina. Held in Mills River, NC.

The Grace Arts Center welcomes all entries.

Application Submissions End November 14, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTIST: Emerging Artists Worldwide

Open to United States

 

No set theme. Mediums include painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.

 

Application Submissions End October 30, 2022

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CALL FOR ART: SEEK Raleigh

Open to North Carolina

 

ONGOING 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. Artists may submit up to (4) four proposals per year.

 

Application Submissions are Ongoing and are Evaluated Every Six Months

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CALL FOR VENDORS: Jingle Mingle Artisan Market

Open to North Carolina. Held November 12 in Rocky Mount, NC.

 

Tar River Arts Collaborative seeking artists of all mediums to sell handmade goods, including jewelry, pottery, ornaments, candles, paintings, artisan soaps, textiles, etc. 

Deadline not specified.

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CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: Thompson Art Gallery

Located at Furman University, Greenville, SC

 

Seeking established artists to submit a proposal for solo and group exhibitions during the 2023-24 academic year.

Entry Submissions End November 11, 2022

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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