Call for Entry!!!!

Call to Musicians: French Quarter Fest


Deadline November 15, 2011

French Quarter Festival (FQF) 2012 is now taking applications from artists interested in performing at next year’s festival. The application is on the festival’s website. FQF is also soliciting band sponsors this year to support the live music at the festival. In the past, many bands had to find their own sponsors.

For more information, and an application, please click here.

Call to Artists: Fringe Festival Yard Art Tour

Deadline October 21, 2011

YAT-1 is a self-guided walking/driving public art tour organized by the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Property owners and artists can register their addresses with New Orleans Fringe, as points of interest on the tour. Click here to register online.

New Orleans Fringe will produce a map and legend for the public to use as a guide, available online at and in hard-copy at the Free-For-All Tent during the festival. New Orleans Fringe will promote YAT-1 specifically and alongside other Fringe events in festival promotional materials and activities, and will provide YAT-1 placards at registered sites/artworks.

YAT-1 is completely FREE to artists and the public.

For more information, please click here.

Photo Contest: Dance with Us

Deadline October 25, 2011

The U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has launched a photo contest entitled Dance With Us: Motion Across Cultures on its ExchangesConnect online community. From spontaneous dance with family members to formal performances, ECA asks that participants capture the way people express themselves through movement around the world. The photo contest celebrates the ECAs upcoming DanceMotion USA program, developed by the Department of State to acknowledge the significant role that dance plays in overcoming cultural differences. This fall and next spring four American dance companies will visit 14 countries and territories, conducting substantive exchanges through dance and learning about the traditions of other cultures.

The contest runs from September 13 until October 25, 2011 and is open to the global public, ages 14 and up. Two grand prize winners will receive tablet computers as well as global recognition when their work is featured on ECA websites and displayed at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Runners up will receive ExchangesConnect T-shirts and postcards featuring the top 20 submissions.

For more information, please click here.

Arts Funding for High School Seniors

Deadline October 14, 2011

YoungArts, a national foundation for advancement in the arts, is offering up to $500,000 in total awards to high school seniors in nine different arts disciplines. To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen and a high school senior in the year 2011-2012 or a recent graduate aged 17 or 18 on December 1, 2011. Applicants may also apply to more than one discipline including cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, visual arts, writing, theater, and voice.

For more information, please click here.


Fellowships: American Academy in Rome Prize 2012

Deadline November 1, 2011 The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years. Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend.

Stipends for six-month fellowships are $14,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $26,000. Fellowships are awarded in the following fields: Architecture Design (including graphic, fashion, interior, lighting, and set design, engineering, urban planning, and other related design fields), Historic Preservation and Conservation (including architectural design, public policy, and the conservation of works of art), Landscape, Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.

For further information, or to apply, visit