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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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IBMA 2022 Business Conference

Held in Raleigh, NC

 

Hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Features career development sessions with industry experts guiding the conversation, sharing insight, and inspiring artists to take their band or brand to the next level.

Conference Registration Ends September 27, 2022

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Tri State Sculptors Conference

Held in Spartanburg, SC

 

Theme “The Shape I’m In.” Seeking proposals for artist demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions, or presentations.

Proposal Registration Ends October 6, 2022

DEVELOPMENT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Artist Grant Panelists

Serve As Grant Panelist

Arts Council of Fayetteville is building a ‘pool’ of experienced artists to serve on panels to review grants for FY23 (July 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023). Artist Panelists will recommend individual artist grant projects for funding to the Arts Council Grants Assessment Committee.

Proposal Submissions End September 1, 2022 at 12:00Noon

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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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Georgia Presents Showcase

Performer Development. Open to GA, AL, FL, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN.

The Fox Theatre Institute, in partnership with RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, VisitColumbusGA, and Georgia Council for the Arts hosts Georgia Presents at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Attend a series of showcases highlighting regional talent, participate in professional development, and conduct business with regional agents. Suited for small ensembles and individual performers.

Registration Open NOW. Showcase on September 12, 13 & 14, 2022.

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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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National Leaders of Color Fellowship (LoCF)

Leadership Development

The six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) seeking fellows for an all-expenses-paid, 8-month online fellowship. Strategic leadership development program for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in our region who are committed to the advancement of cultural equity in the arts.

Application Submissions End August 31, 2022

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Pricing for Profit: Abandoning the Starving Artist Myth

Artist Development

Triangle ArtWorks hosts a virtual class that will cover the details of a profit-driven pricing strategy for artists.

Virtual Class Begins September 21, 2022. Register To Attend.

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TikTok Marketing for Small Creative Businesses + Artists

Artists' Digital Development

Triangle ArtWorks hosts a series of workshops to learn how to use TikTok to market artwork and make sales.

Workshop Series Begins September 15, 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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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. 

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Youth Orchestra Director

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

 

Part time position will supervise all artistic operations of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Salary range $9,000 - $12,000 to commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Start Date August 15, 2022

GRANT

Mini Grants - Arts Council of Fayetteville

Open to Cumberland County

 

Arts Council of Fayetteville accepting applications from nonprofits, municipalities, or individual artists operating or residing in Cumberland County. Grant helps fund creative arts, culture, or history-based projects, activities, or events. Awards up to $2,000 for artists. Awards up to $3,000 for nonprofits and municipalities.

Application Submissions End September 15, 2022

Pre-register to attend a Mini Grant Workshop and receive more information:

Individual Artists: Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30pm at The Arts Center

Nonprofits and Municipalities: Wednesday, August 31 at 12:00noon via Zoom

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Inclusive Outreach Support Grants - Arts Council of Fayetteville

Open to Cumberland County

 

Arts Council of Fayetteville accepting Letters of Intent from cultural agencies to receive support for cultural arts programs that promote diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and which impact traditionally underserved constituencies in Cumberland County which includes, but not limited to, BIPOC populations, LGBTQIA+ populations, and cultural arts agencies that represent persons with disabilities. Awards range from $3,000 to $15,000.

Letter of Intent Submissions End August 31, 2022

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Artist Support Grants - Arts Council of Fayetteville

Open to Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties

 

Arts Council of Fayetteville accepting applications from emerging and established artists  to support their artistic and professional development, enhance their skills and abilities to create work, improve business operations in their discipline, and/or build their capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Awards range from $500 to $2,000.

Application Submissions End September 15, 2022

Pre-register to attend an Artist Support Grant Workshop and receive more information:

Tuesday – July 26 at 5:30pm via Zoom

Tuesday – August 2 at 12noon in-person at The Arts Center

Wednesday – August 24 at 5:30pm in-person at The Arts Center

Saturday – August 27 at 11:00am via Zoom

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Professional Development & Artistic Planning Grant

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

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Black Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship

Open to OH, WV, VA, TN, KY, and NC

 

In partnership between the National Association of Black Storytellers, Mid Atlantic Arts, and South Arts, the fellowship provides six $4,000 awards to support experienced practitioners and culture bearers with opportunities to examine, research, develop, perform, and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition. One fellowship will be awarded in each of the six eligible states.

Application Submissions End August 20, 2022

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Artist Support Grants - United Arts Council

Open to Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Wake County

 

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County accepting applications from individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists.

Application Submissions End September 1, 2022

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Express Grants

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

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Southern Prize and State Fellowships

Open to South Arts’ Nine-state Region

 

Open to visual artists to support, expose, and celebrate the breadth, depth and diversity of artistic excellence.

Application Submissions End October 10, 2022

LITERARY ART

Teaching NC Literature

Open to North Carolina

 

The North Carolina Literary Review seeking pedagogical submissions (essays, unit/lesson plans, an assignment, website, digital repository) on "Teaching NC Literature" in K-12 or post-secondary classes.

Entry Submissions End August 15, 2022

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Poet Laureate of Carrboro

Residency in Carrboro preferred (but not required)

 

The Arts Committee of the Town of Carrboro seeking applicants for a two-year term to engage in activities that enhance the presence of poetry in the social and civic life of Carrboro. Receives an annual honorarium of $2,500.

Application Submissions End August 31, 2022

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County Lines: a Literary Journal

Open to United States

 

Franklin County Writers’ Guild seeking writers for its showcase of a curated collection of the finest poetry, prose, and artwork by creators of all ages.

Application Submissions End August 15, 2022

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Piedmont Laureate 2023

Open to Wake, Durham, or Orange Counties

 

United Arts, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, and Orange County Arts Commission seeking writers of poetry creating work in a particular genre for the position of Piedmont Laureate. All forms of poetry and poetic presentation styles, including slam poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word poetry, are welcome.

Virtual Info Session August 9 @ 7pm (REGISTER). Application Submissions End August 30, 2022.

PUBLIC ART

ISC Innovator Award 2022

Open to United States

 

International Sculpture Center recognizes the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. Open to sculptors/groups working in any material or medium.

Application Submissions End August 8, 2022

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CALL FOR MURALIST: City of Dunn

Open to North Carolina

City of Dunn Appearance Committee and local grocer, Carlie C’s, seeking proposals for a large-scale piece of original art work to be installed on the external wall of the store that faces Interstate 95 South.

Application Submissions End August 15, 2022

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CALL FOR MURALIST: Town of Mooresville 150th Anniversary

Open to North Carolina

Town of Mooresville Public Arts Committee seeking muralist to create a large-scale mural to celebrate Mooresville’s 150th anniversary.

Application Submissions End August 7, 2022

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFIED: Art Installation

Open to North Carolina

First Baptist Church Raleigh requests that qualified artists submit their qualifications for an art installation on the rear face of the church building (visible from McDowell, Hillsborough and Edenton Street, a high-traffic corridor through the heart of downtown Raleigh). Artwork should convey a sense of Community, reflect who the community of FBC Raleigh is and serve as an emblem to the downtown community, and convey a message of love and welcome to all.  

No End Date Specified

PERFORMING ART

USArtists International

Open to United States

 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation seeking individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines. Program supports in-person and virtual performances by U.S. artists for engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the U.S.

Application Submissions End September 1, 2022

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4th Friday and The District Vibe

Held in Downtown Fayetteville, NC

 

Cool Spring Downtown District is seeking artists, performers, nonprofits and food vendors that would like to participate. 4th Friday is held on every 4th Friday of the month from March through October from 6p to 9p.

No Vendor Fee for Musicians/Performers. Click to Download Application.

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IBMA 2022 Business Conference

Held in Raleigh, NC

 

Hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Features career development sessions with industry experts guiding the conversation, sharing insight, and inspiring artists to take their band or brand to the next level.

Conference Registration Ends September 27, 2022

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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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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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Brightwork Fellowship 2023

Open to North Carolina. Held in Raleigh, NC.

 

Anchorlight accepting applications for a year-long residency that offers a $50,000 financial award, a 500+-square foot studio, and a solo exhibition.

Application Submissions End August 15, 2022

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Gondring Residency in Woodworking

Open to North Carolina

 

Sawtooth School of Visual Arts seeking emerging and established artists and craftspeople working in wood to provide access to tools, facilities, and an energetic craft school environment to encourage the development of new skills, interpersonal connections, and bodies of work.

Application Submissions End September 1, 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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VISUAL ART

CALL FOR ART: NC Veteran Art Show

Open to North Carolina

 

Together The Joel Fund, Veteran Artist Bernardine Donato, and Tobacco Woods Brewing Company showcasing original artwork by veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

 

Entry Submissions End September 30, 2022

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CALL FOR ART: Trade Alley Art Juried Exhibition

Open to North Carolina. Located in Hickory, NC.

 

Seeking artists of all ages for an open-themed, juried exhibition with 2-D works of art created in the last 3 years.

Artwork Submissions End September 18, 2022

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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 ARTIST: Southeastern Art Show and Market 2022

Open to United States. Show held Sept 30 to Oct 1 in Tishomingo, OK.

 

Youth artists from federally recognized Southeastern tribes may apply to compete for cash prizes.

 

Entry Submissions in Youth Category End September 2, 2022

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CALL FOR CREATIVE: National Arts & Humanities Month Poster Competition

Open to United States. 

 

This national competition is offering cash prizes for the top three posters representing the theme of “Championing the Creative Spirit”. Design with the most votes will be featured throughout October - National Arts & Humanities Month!

 

Entry Submissions End September 6, 2022

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CALL FOR ART: The Schwa Show Exhibition

Open to United States

 

Emerge Gallery and Art Center accepting submissions for national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.  Open to artists in any media and subject matter.

Artwork Submissions End August 20, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Feather Project

Open to United States

 

Virginia Beach Art Center seeking 1000+ artists and non-artists to participate in a community art project designed to bring awareness to the tragedy of the Indian Boarding Schools run by the federal government for almost 200 years. 

Entry Submissions End October 15, 2022

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Into the Void Exhibition

Open to United States. Held in Fredericksburg, VA.

 

LibertyTown Arts Workshop seeking submissions in all mediums for a show about holes and voids. The holes can be in things, they can be dots, or even openings. Show us what comes to your mind when you think of A VOID.

Application Submissions End September 23, 2022

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4th Friday and The District Vibe

Held in Downtown Fayetteville, NC

 

Cool Spring Downtown District is seeking artists, performers, nonprofits and food vendors that would like to participate. 4th Friday is held on every 4th Friday of the month from March through October from 6p to 9p.

Local Artists Vendor Fee $25. Click to Download Application.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: National Multi-Media Juried Art Show 2022

Open to United States

The Wilson Arts seeking artists to display their works of fine art in a variety of mediums.

Application Submissions End September 1, 2022

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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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CALL FOR ART: National Juried Art Show

Open to United States. Held in Goldsboro, NC.

 

Arts Council of Wayne County seeking entries to showcase the work of artists across the nation. Cash prizes awarded.

Entry Submissions End September 23, 2022