Call for Entry Friday!!!

Call for Entry Friday is a weekly blog post highlighting various opportunities for artists in all disciplines.  NCLAC's staff researches and receives opportunities via email/mail and reposts here.  


Individual Artist Funding: Pollock-Krasner

Deadline:  Open. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation makes grants to painters, sculptors, and other visual artists working in two-dimensional media (excluding photographers) who demonstrate artistic merit and financial need. Grants are intended for a one-year time period. For complete information on how to apply, visit

My Loves (Posted: 11/9/11) -- Linus Art Gallery in Pasadena, CA seeks entries for an exhibition. Love is in the air. But what is Love to you? What are your loves? Interpret love, or your desires, or your loves to us in the best art. All artists worldwide will be considered for this Call for Artists from photography, to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and ink, graphite drawings and fabric work from quilts to stitch work. Accepted artists will be asked to be a part of a collective show in future months. The artists will be asked if they wish to submit their artwork for the show, which is not a requirement to being a part of this show. Deadline: January 20, 2012. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for each add'l. Visit website for details. Questions? Contact Linus Galleries at (310) 491-0269.

Salon International 2012 (Posted: 11/17/11) -- The Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, TXannounces a call to artists for an international juried exhibition, April 14 - May 4, 2012. $8000 Best of Show ($30,000 total awards). Judge: Edward Minoff. Salon International is open to all original oil paintings created after April 14, 2010. All Paintings must be available for sale. Canvas may not exceed 30 inches on either dimension. Accepted work must be appropriately framed and wired for hanging. Each artist may submit up to three entries. 1 entry $35, 2 entries $65, 3 entries $90. Deadline: January 20, 2012Visit website for prospectus, or send SASE to: Greenhouse Gallery SI2012, 6496 N. New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209. Questions? Contact Jason Smith at or call 210-828-6491.

Black & White, The Absence of Color (Posted: 11/18/11) -- The Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks entries for an international photography exhibition, March 9 - April 22, 2012. First Place - $400, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $200, and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include free exhibition book. Juror: Bevin Bering. Open to all photographers. Entries must be submitted online. $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional image. Deadline: January 21, 2012Visit websitefor details. Questions? Contact Abby Rutchick at or 612-327-4197.

Louisiana Watercolor Society 42nd International Exhibition (Posted: 9/21/11) -- The Louisiana Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried exhibition of original waterbased media on paper, May 5-25, 2012 at Place St. Charles in New Orleans, LA. First Prize: $2000, Second Prize: $1000. Juror: Dean Mitchell. Open to all artists 18 years or older. Paintings must be unvarnished and executed in the past three years without instructor supervision. No prints or giclees. No collages. Works previously shown in LWS International Exhibits are ineligible. Paintings must be matted in white, off-white or light gray, and framed under plexiglas, complete with screw-eyes and wire. Minimum image size is 8 X 10 inches (21cm X 25 cm). Maximum frame size is 45 X 45 inches (114cm X 114cm). Framed painting cannot exceed 15 lbs. Narrow frames are preferred. Any work not meeting exhibition standards or any work different from the accepted entry will be disqualified. $15 (US dollars) for first three, $10 each additional entry. Deadline: January 22, 2012Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: S. Martin, 3109 Clifford Dr., Metairie, LA 70002. Questions? Contact Laura Mitchell at or 985-624-6379.


Funding for Music: Guitar Center Deadline:  Open. The Guitar Center Music Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit music programs across America that offer instruction so that more people can experience the joys of making music. The Foundation accepts grant applications from music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs that teach people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. Online applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed three times per year.  For more information, and a link to the online application, please visit

Funding: Southern Arts Foundation Touring Deadline:  Rolling. SAF Touring Grants: The Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts offers Southern Fast Track Touring grants. This program, through its rolling deadline, is designed to offer Southern presenters more opportunities throughout the year to apply for fee support. Aimed at smaller presenters, the Southern Fast Track Touring program seeks to establish an active arts environment in underserved communities. This program offers fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. These grants are limited to presenting organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less.  Applications must be postmarked 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,500. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading AND an educational component.  For more information, please see:


Deadline: February 10, 2012

An annual program of the Sundance Institute, the Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship is a year-long program designed to nurture emerging independent film producers with project-specific support through labs, grants, and long-term advisor relationships.

The fellowship program is designed for the holistic producer — that is, someone who identifies, options, develops, and pitches material; champions and challenges the writer/director creatively; raises financing; leads the casting/packaging process; hires and inspires crew; and navigates the sales, distribution, and marketing arenas. The program is designed to hone emerging producers’ creative instincts and further develop their communicating and problem-solving skills at all stages of realizing a project.

Five producers will be selected for the one-year fellowship (July 2, 2012, to June 29, 2013), which will include participation in a feature film creative producing lab and creative producing summit, as well as attendance at the Sundance Film Festival (including screenings, curated meetings, and networking opportunities). Fellows also will receive a $5,000 living stipend, a $5,000 pre-production grant, year-round mentorship from two industry advisors, and year-round support from Sundance Institute staff.

To be eligible, candidates must have produced at least one short or feature-length narrative or documentary film (no more than two narrative features total); must have a completed, legally-optioned, scripted narrative project in hand with a director attached to the project; may not be the writer or director of the submitted project; and must live in the United States, though the project may be filmed internationally.

Visit the Sundance Web site for complete program guidelines, the application, and an FAQ.

Contact: Link to Complete RFP

Opportunity:  The Philanthropy Film Award Deadline:  Monday, January 30, 2012 The Philanthropy Film Award includes a $5,000 prize to the film that best captures the impact of philanthropy on North Louisiana.  The winning film will be picked by a jury of five individuals from the film and arts industry and the local community.  The top three films will be screened at the Robinson Film Center in April 2012. Download Guidelines and information from The Community Foundation website at


Artist Career Advancement Grants – Deadline is February 3, 2012

The Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts is accepting applications for a special initiative to directly support the work and careers of individual artists – Artist Career Advancement Grants.

Applications will be accepted through February 3, 2012 through an online grants system. Funds will be awarded in March for opportunities through June 15, 2012.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for individual artists for Artist Career Advancement proposals in dance, design arts, folklife, literature, media, music, theatre, and visual arts and crafts for expenses, supplies, training and equipment directly related to creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Guidelines and application forms for this program are available online at

If you need assistance regarding an application, or if you would like more information on programs and services, please contact Ann Russo, Director of Artists Services, at or by phone at


Denali National Park and Preserve

Artist-In-Residence Program, Denali National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 9, Denali Park, Alaska USA 99755

Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, sculptors

Residency period: Mid-June through mid-September; up to three - 10 days each.

Contact: Denali Headquarters at (907)474-8133, e-mail: aduff(at)

Buffalo National River

Artist-In-Residence Program, Buffalo National River, 402 N. Walnut, Suite 136, Harrison, Arkansas USA 72601

Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers

Application deadline: January 31 (postmarked)

Residency period: March - November; four of up to three weeks each

Contact: Artist-In-Residence Coordinator at 870-741-5443 CST or

Hot Springs National Park

Artist-In-Residence Program, attn: Volunteer Coordinator, Hot Springs National Park, P.O. Box 1860, Hot Springs, AR 71902

Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers

Application deadline: February 1 for June, July, and August; May 1 for September, October, and November

Residency period: June through November; Six of two to four weeks each

Contact: Jeff Heitzman at 501-624-3383, ext. 652 or

ANDERSON RANCH RESIDENICIES P.O. Box 5598, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 Tel: 970-923-3181 Anderson Ranch offers an artists residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists.

ART FARM NEBRASKA 1306 West 21 Road, Marquette, NE, 68854-2112 Offers artists, writers, performers, and others: studios, time, and resources. Their mission is to support artistic vision, which may be impractical, obscure, and independent of commercial recognition—where failing is no less welcomed than succeeding.

 Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch

New York, New York
Event Date:
December 15, 2011
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
E-mail address:

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from December 15 to Decmber 18 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. The conference offers workshops on writing and selling fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts, as well as an agent pitch session. The faculty included fiction writers Susan Breen, Michael Neff, and Rachel Sherman; editors Ibrahim Ahmad, Caitlin Alexander, Adrienne Avila, and Johnny Temple; and agent Tina Wexler. Visit the website for information about future conferences.

Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch, 2020 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 443, Washington, D.C. 20006. (703) 403-4280. Michael Neff, Coordinator.

Red Wing, Minnesota
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2012
E-mail address:

The Anderson Center at Tower View offers two- to four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 330-acre estate in Red Wing, Minnesota. Residents are provided with lodging, meals, and studio space. Submit five copies of 10 pages of poetry or prose, a resumé, and a project proposal by February 1 for residencies during May, June, and July or by March 1 for residencies during August, September, and October. The month of August is re-served for emerging writers who are residents of New York City or Minnesota. There is no application fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

Anderson Center Residency Program, P.O. Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066. (651) 388-2009.

BYRDLIFFE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY, 12498 Tel: 845-679-2079 The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild offers month long Artist in Residence (AIR) opportunities for visual artists, composers, playwrights/screenwriters, and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Longer residencies are available for ceramic artists. Sessions are typically 4 months long (generally during the months of June, July, August, September, and October 2011) and are limited to 3 individuals. The cost per session is $350 USD. Candidates may apply for one month or up to five months.

THE EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION 537 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012 Residencies in Venice, Italy, for artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers, videographers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, curators, arts administrators, architects, and other creative thinkers in mid to late career.