Call for Entry Friday


Call for Musicians Ages19 – 35: One Beat

Deadline February 24, 2012 One Beat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. OneBeat builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power” diplomacy. It embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools, including music, to bring people, especially youth, together for greater understanding.

OneBeatSM is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. In the fall of 2012, 30 musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world will come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities.

OneBeat will be a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, creating new musical combinations, pushing the boundaries of music technology, and finding ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity. OneBeat endeavors to be the nexus of a new way of thinking about how music can connect people from across the world and around the block.

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Call for Teen Musicians: Summer Arts Through Culture

Application deadline January 29, 2012

Positive Vibrations Foundation presents their 2012 Summer Arts through Culture Program, An Intensive Cultural Fellowship for Teen Musicians. The Fellowship grants are awarded by Positive Vibrations Foundation, are open to music instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriters, and producers from the ages of 14 – 17 years old worldwide. The fellowship grant covers the costs of tuition, accommodations, meals, and all program related activities. The foundation invests on average $14,000 per fellow to cover the costs of the programming. Approximately $2000 of this sum goes to cover meals. The foundation requires Parents to share in the cost of the meals by paying a $400 food allotment. Parents are expected to pay for the cost of their teen’s transportation cost to and from New Orleans. Food allotment and travel expenses are to be paid upon acceptance of the fellowship grant.

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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:


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

Filmarmalade. Call for artists' film and video works Deadline March 1st 2012

Filmarmalade would like to invite artist film makers to submit film or video works for publication in our 2012 artists' film and video DVD series. Every year Filmarmalade publish a series of films, selected through a process of invited and open submission. Each DVD includes one film only and is accompanied by a specially filmed interview with the artist.

Filmarmalade DVD's include work by the following artists: Kristian De La Riva, Miranda Whall, Mirza and Butler, Adam Roberts, Julia Dogra-Brazell, Aukje Dekker, Luciano Zubillaga, Claudia Joskowicz, Emily Russell, Sara Preibsch, Alexander Schellow, Lena Nix, Miranda Pennell, Patricia Shrigley, Jenny Stark, Ralitza Petrova, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park and Francisca Benitez.

All published works will be individually screened at the IMT gallery, London and will also be available to buy at the BFI Filmstore, London, ICA, London, Close-up, London, Lux, London, IMT Gallery, London and at Image/Movement, Berlin or by order from all good bookshops. Please send film or video works on PAL or NTSC DVD for consideration to: Filmarmalade, Studio 4, 21 London Fields Eastside, London E8 3SA, United Kingdom by the 01.03.12.

Visual Art

Call to Photographers: Cemeteryscape

Deadline April 16, 2012

Save Our Cemeteries is now accepting submissions for its 20th annual Cemeteryscape photography contest and exhibit. Photographers will compete for up to $2,000 in cash and prizes. For entry requirements and deadlines, or e-mail

Call to Artists: St Tammany Summer Show

Deadline March 31, 2012

The St. Tammany Art Association announces the 47th National Juried Exhibit July 14-August 11, 2012, awarding over $1000 cash and other prizes. Juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Entries are accepted March 1-31, 2012.

Open to all artists 18+ in the United States, STAA’s annual juried show of contemporary visual art is one of the most diverse in the Southeast. Accepted artwork is original visual art completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at STAA. Not admitted: reproductions of original artwork, film/video, and large installations.

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Call to Photographers: River Region Art Assn Click Art Show

Dropoff date February 2, 2012

Get ready to compete with your best photography of the last year in the River Region Art Association’s annual Click Art Show. The theme is “The Best of the River Region: Promoting Tourism in Ascension Parish and the Surrounding Parishes.” The subject matter can be any events, people, places, or things that best represent all that our community has to offer guests and visitors to our area. The show for this event will be on display February 4 thru February 24, 2012 at the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission Office. Entry fee $5 per image, $10 for three. This will be a judged show. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each division: $75 -1st ; $50- 2nd; and $25- 3rd with Honorable Mention.

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Call To Women Artists: Femme Fest 2011

Open call

All women artists residing in Louisiana are invited to participate in a state-wide non-juried visual art exhibition celebrating Femme Fest 2012. Held at the Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gallery Mar. 30-Apr. 21, the Femme Fest 2012 art exhibit is sponsored by Jazz and Heritage Foundation and organized by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana (WCA/LA). Eligibility:

  • Open to all women artists who are residents of Louisiana.
  • All artwork must be original and never have been exhibited in a WCA/LA exhibit.
  • This show is limited to the first 35 artists who pre-register for the show.

Entry Guidelines:

  • All media accepted including: Painting, drawing. sculpture, photography, fiber, and digital media.
  • Only one art work per artist will be accepted.
  • Artworks not to exceed 48” in width.
  • Work must be suitable for public exhibition. The Femme Fest exhibit is an open call. It is not juried. The first 35 entrants will be accepted. Send your email to with the subject title: Femme Fest 2011 included full name, email and media.

Atlanta Arts Festival

Application Deadline: April 23rd 2012

Events Dates: September 15-16th, 2012 Application fee: $25 The Atlanta Arts Festival is hosting its annual fine art / fine craft show this September in historic Piedmont Park. You are invited to apply to become one of 200 jury selected participants. Produced by a highly qualified professional staff and a strong pool of committed volunteers, both sharing multiple years of event production and promotion in the City of Atlanta, the festival is dedicated to showcasing talented artists from throughout the country for its enthusiastic art buying crowd.

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Bistro Byronz: Shreveport, LA No Deadline Bistro Byronz would like to support local artists & arts groups by providing a space to exhibit and sell your art. Each Third Thursday two artists will be featured. There is no charge to book the Bistro & promotion of your event is included on facebook & e-mail blast. SRAC is scheduling artists for each 3rd Thursday show.  Artists interested please contact, Vickie Marshall @ SRAC, 318-673-6500 if you are interested.

9x12 Budapest Deadline: January 30, 2012


The Hungarian Multicultural Center is now accepting entries for the juried exhibition 9x12, in which artworks fitting a 9"x12" envelope will be on display at the PenClub in Budapest, Hungary for an exhibition opening August 27, 2012. Acceptable media submissions include unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper, multimedia or digital prints.

Downeast Sculpture Show Deadline: February 4, 2012


Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery will host the Downeast Juried Sculpture Exhibition March 2-13, 2012. Call for entries is open to indoor and outdoor sculptors age 18+. All three dimensional media and subject matter are eligible. Cash awards.


Artist Career Advancement Grants

Deadline 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 our 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

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

Full Frame Film Festival Deadline: February 3, 2012


The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant provides funds for first time documentary filmmakers to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham. Two filmmakers will be chosen for the 2012 grant. Grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes and be mentored by experienced filmmakers throughout the four-day festival.


Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

West Cork, Ireland
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
E-mail address:

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and other artists in West Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. Residents are provided with a private room and all meals. The weekly residency fee ranges from E600 to E700 (approximately $800 to $900), depending on the room. Submit a one-paragraph project description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, a 50 percent deposit is required.

Anam Cara also offers weeklong workshop-based retreats. Writing in Ireland: A Generative Workshop for Writers in All Genres, taught by Karen Blomain, will be held from May 19 to May 26. The workshop fee, which includes lodging and meals, is E900 (approximately $1,200) if registration with a 50 percent deposit is received two months prior to the workshop, or E1,000 (approximately $1,350) thereafter. Registration is first come, first served. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

Anderson Center Residency Program

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.

Arkansas Literary Festival

Little Rock, Arkansas
Event Date:
April 12, 2012
E-mail address:

The ninth annual Arkansas Literary Festival will be held from April 12 to April 15 at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock and North Little Rock. The festival includes readings, panel discussions, and workshops featuring authors and other presenters. Most events are free and open to the public. Call or visit the website for more information.

Arkansas Literary Festival, Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. (501) 918-3098.

Macdowell Colony

Application Periods

Fall 2012 Deadline: April 15, 2012 Residencies: October 1, 2012- January 31, 2013 Accepting Applications: February 15 - April 15, 2012

Winter/Spring 2013 Deadline: September 15, 2012 Residencies: Feb 1, 2013- May 31, 2013 Accepting Applications: July 1 - September 15, 2012

Vermont Studio Center

The Vermont Studio Center offers:

  • 2- to 12-week studio residencies for 50 artists and writers per month (24 painters/ mixed-media, 12 sculptors/mixed-media, 2 printmakers, 2 photographers, and 12 writers)
  • Private studio space appropriate to the medium (open 24 hours a day)
  • Simple, private rooms and excellent food
  • Opportunity for focused, independent work
  • A large and diverse creative community
  • Opportunities to share work: open studio evenings, slide presentations, and readings

iPark Artist Residency Deadline: January 30, 2012


The I-Park Foundation Inc., a 450-acre natural woodland retreat, is accepting applications for its self-directed artists’ residencies. Residencies are offered from May through November 2012, with possible off-season sessions in April and December. Most sessions are four weeks. Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. Accommodations include room and board, wireless Internet and library facilities.

Fine Arts Work Center Deadline: February 1, 2012


The 2012–2013 Visual Arts Fellowship presented by the Fine Arts Work Center is open to all emerging visual artists creating two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based media work. Fellows are expected to live and work in Provincetown during the fellowship year (October 1 through April 31). Fellows are provided a private, furnished apartment with a separate work studio and a monthly stipend.