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


LEAD: Leadership Exchange in Arts & Disability Conference

Open to 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: South & Appalachia

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



Lead a session at this year's summit. Submit a proposed session topic.

Topics Submissions End June 24, 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


Poetry Coalition Fellowships 2022-23

Open to North Carolina

The Poetry Coalition accepting applications for paid fellowship positions for five individuals who will each assist a different Poetry Coalition organization for twenty hours per week over the course of a forty-week period. The fellows will also receive professional development opportunities.

Application Submissions End July 3, 2022


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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Southern United States Fellowships

Artist Development Open To AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 

South Arts partners with International Society for the Performing Arts' Fellowship Program to provide emerging and mid-career performing arts professionals with the opportunity to expand their international networks through membership and attendance at ISPA Congresses. The Fellows represent all disciplines, genres, and types of arts organizations.

Application Submissions End July 22, 2022


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.


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



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.

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Inclusive and Accessible Employment for Cultural Organizations

Cultural Organization Development

The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium is hosting a virtual series consisting of four workshops for employees at cultural organizations who wish to examine their employment practices to be anti-ableist, accessible, and inclusive. All parts of the series will be captioned and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Workshop Series:

Session 3: Tools for Inclusive Practices Part 2
June 22, 2022, 4-5pm ET

Session 4: Re-imagining Employment
June 29, 2022, 4-5pm ET


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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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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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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Employment postings that are 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. 


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


Southern Documentary Fund Production Grant 2022

Open to Project Directors in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA & WV


Southern filmmakers may receive support for documentary projects in production. Five filmmakers will be awarded $10,000 each.


Application Submissions End July 18, 2022


Artist Support Grants

Open to Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, or 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


2023–25 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards


Open to 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 Submissions End June 30, 2022


Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth


Open to United States


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the U.S. Department of Justice released a funding opportunity to support and strengthen collaborations between arts-based organizations and juvenile justice systems to develop, expand, or enhance effective interventions that provide access to high-quality art programs with and for justice-involved youth (painting, sculpting, drama, digital media, film, music, dance, singing, creative writing, etc.).


Awards are up to $66,500 with an 18-month performance period.

Application Submissions End July 18, 2022


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


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


cARTwheels Teaching Artist Roster


Open to North Carolina


Arts in Education grant program. 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 Submissions End July 31, 2022


Cross-Sector Impact Grants


Open to South Arts’ Nine-state Region


Grants up to $15,000 support "arts and..." projects developed by partners (one arts organization or artist, and one non-arts organization) harnessing the power of collaboration for projects that take place between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Register for Info Webinar on June 8. Letter of Interest Due August 1, 2022. Application Submissions (by invitation only) End October 3, 2022.


Community Spotlight Project Grants 2022-23


Open to Projects taking place in Wake County


Supports innovative projects that feature or are led by historically marginalized, underfunded, or underrepresented communities. Projects must be arts-related and feature a majority of artists of color, artists with disabilities, female artists, and/or queer artists. Grants up to $10,000 awarded.

Register for June 2 Info Session. Application Submissions End July 8, 2022.


Squire Summer Writing Workshops

Open to 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 Before June 30, 2022


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


PEN America Literary Awards 2023

Open to United States


PEN America seeking book submissions from publishers and literary agents only (self-published books and individual authors may not submit).

Entry Submissions End August 1


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.


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


CALL FOR SCULPTORS: History of Augusta's Black Medical Community

Open to Southeast Region


Seeking qualified sculptors or artist teams to create a unique, durable, low-maintenance, meaningful, and beautiful sculpture to be placed in the center of the fully landscaped Twiggs Circle traffic roundabout, part of the Augusta Housing & Community Development Department’s Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Area. Selected artist will receive a stipend of $15,000.

Entry Submissions End June 1, 2022


CALL FOR PUBLIC ART: Sculpture in the Garden Exhibit

Open to North Carolina


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

Entry Submissions End June 24, 2022


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


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


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


CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: Artists Collective | Spartanburg 4th Annual Juried Exhibition

Open to SC, NC, VA, GA & TN


All visual artists, 18 years and older, are invited to apply for acceptance to the juried show that showcases the amazing diversity of work within this southern region. Exhibit takes place at the Solomon Gallery.

Application Submissions Between July 1 - 31, 2022


CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: Artesian Online Art Market

Virtual. Open to United States.

Artesian Arts Festival seeking artists from any federally recognized tribe to apply. The festival features fine art from more than 55 Chickasaw artists, live music, and cultural dance demonstrations. 

Application Submissions End August 1, 2022


42nd Annual Fine Arts Festival

Held in 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 Accepted at Campbell House July 18 – 23, 2022


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 participate4th 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.


Made in NC Awards

Open to North Carolina


Products made in NC. Our State Magazine is accepting entries from North Carolina makers, bakers, crafters, and creators in the categories of Craft, Drink, Food, Home & Garden, and Style. Entries are based on quality, innovation and creativity, and the product’s tie to NC.

Category winners will each receive an ad in Our State's December 2022 issue, email and social media promotion, inclusion in Our State's February 2023 issue for Made in NC Awards feature stories, and digital article and video.


Entry Submissions End August 8, 2022


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