Calls for Entries

Call for Entry Friday

Music

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.

For more information, please visit www.1beat.org

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.

For more information, please visit www.positivevibrationsfoundation.org

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 visithttp://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

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: http://www.southarts.org

Film

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 http://www.nlacf.org/?page=FilmAward

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, visitwww.cemeteryscape.org or e-mail membership@saveourcemeteries.org.

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.

For more information, please visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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.

For more information, please click here.

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 pbpstudio@yahoo.com 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.

For more information, please visit www.atlantaartsfestival.com

http://culturaleconomy.org/2012/resources/opportunities/contests_exhibitions/marjorie-schiele-prize-for-visual-artists/

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

Web: http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com/id85.html

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

Web: http://www.pittcountyarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Downeast-Sculpture-Entries-2012.pdf

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.

Grants

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 http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/grants.aspx

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 arusso@crt.la.gov or by phone at 225-342-8174www.crt.state.la.us/arts

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 www.pkf.org/grant.html.

Full Frame Film Festival Deadline: February 3, 2012

Web: http://www.fullframefest.org/garrett2012.php

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.

Residencies

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

http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html

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

http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/residencies/

iPark Artist Residency Deadline: January 30, 2012

Web: http://www.i-park.org/residency.html

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

Web: http://www.fawc.org/fellowships/fel_app_guidelines_vis.php

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.

March 18th Postmark & Email Deadline For Submissions to the Masur Museum of Art’s 49th Annual Juried Exhibition

The Masur Museum of Art Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

Go to www.masurmuseum.org for more information and to print out an entry form.

Liza Simone, Juror Liza Simone is the Founding Director of Phantom Galleries Los Angeles (PGLA), an organization launched in 2005 that facilitates and administrates temporary public arts programming in vacant storefronts throughout Los Angeles County. PGLA’s mission to transform and bridge communities with public art through exhibitions is best exemplified by her work with artists such as Lita AlbuquerqueJRBill ViolaFutura, and Nancy Buchanan. She has collaborated with TED Prize, the Torrance Art MuseumLA Art Girls, the Los Angeles Art Association, and Fallen Fruit, and Farmlab. Simone was also involved in the initial launch of the publication, The Arts District Citizen, and has spoken at Biola UniversityUSCUCLA, and Cal State Northridge. Her contributions as a writer and photographer have been published in the LA TimesThe Arts District CitizenPublicMagazine944 Magazine, and The District Weekly

Awards Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,000.00. Awards will be given at the opening reception on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

Important Dates March 18, 2012: Postmarked/emailed submission deadline April 3, 2012: Artist notification 

 

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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.  

VISUAL ARTISTS

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 www.pkf.org/grant.html.

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 salon@greenhousegallery.com 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 abby@mplsphotocenter.com 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 lmitch37@charter.net or 985-624-6379.

MUSIC

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 visithttp://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

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: http://www.southarts.org

FILM

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 http://www.nlacf.org/?page=FilmAward

GRANTS

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 http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/grants.aspx

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 arusso@crt.la.gov or by phone at 225-342-8174www.crt.state.la.us/arts

RESIDENCIES

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)alaskageographic.org

http://www.alaskageographic.org/category/17/arts

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 buff_information@nps.gov

http://www.nps.gov/buff

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 jeff_heitzman@nps.gov

ANDERSON RANCH RESIDENICIES P.O. Box 5598, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 Tel: 970-923-3181 http://www.andersonranch.org/residencies/ 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 http://www.artfarmnebraska.org/ 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

 Type:
Conference
Location:
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.

Type:
Residency
Location:
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 http://www.woodstockguild.org 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 www.emilyharveyfoundation.org/ 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.

Call for Entry Friday (Friday came late last week)

VISUAL ARTISTS

Nude But Not Rude (Posted: 11/9/11) -- Linus Art Gallery in Pasadena, CA seeks entries for an exhibition. Nude Art can be vibrant, alluring, interpretative, a social statement, ugly and incredibly beautiful. Submit your artwork of the human form. All fine art nudes by artists worldwide will be considered for this Call for Artists from photography, to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and ink, graphite drawings, fabric work from quilts to stitchwork and any artwork that can be secured to our walls. 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 10, 2012. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for each add'l. Visit website for details. Questions? Contact Linus Galleries at (310) 491-0269.

Call for Submissions - Snow & Ice: Winter Photography Exhibition(Posted: 12/11/11) -- The 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA announces a call to photographers worldwide for a photography exhibition, January 28 - February 22, 2012. Juror: Joshua Hess. $25 for up to 5 images. Deadline: January 10, 2012Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Tricia Noble at1650gallery@gmail.com

Extraordinary Exposure - Open Photography exhibition (Posted: 8/4/11) -- Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale in Austin, TX announces a call to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional, for a gallery curated photography exhibition, February 9 - April 7, 2012. $40/four images, $10 for each additional image. Deadline: January 13, 2012Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: 4007 Marathon Blvd., Austin, TX 78756. Questions? Please contact Nina Mihm at dragonflygallery@att.net or call 512/420-9000.

Georgia Watercolor Society XXXIII National Exhibition (Posted: 11/26/11) -- The Georgia Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for a national juried exhibition, April 2 - May 26, 2012 at Arts Clayton Gallery, Jonesboro, GA. Juror: Pat Dews. Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All paintings must be original in water-based media and completed in the last two years. $30 for one entry, $35 for two entries, $40 for three entries. Deadline: January 14, 2012Download prospectus (PDF format). Questions? Contact Sally Evans at evans24@mac.com or 770-888-8144.

Mystery of Man Art Exhibition (Posted: 9/17/11) -- The Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition at its Satellite Galleries. Cash prize for Best in Show. Jurors: Julia Kirt, Kelly Foshee. All artists and mediums welcome. Subject matter must address or pertain to: -Where or what did we come from? -Why are we here? -What is reality? -How do we interpret the self? $35.00 plus $10.00 for every entry after first three. Deadline: January 15, 2012.Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Trevor Taylor atttaylor@sciencemuseumok.org or call 405-830-6163.

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 www.pkf.org/grant.html.

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.

FILM

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 http://www.nlacf.org/?page=FilmAward

Funding for Louisiana Filmmakers Application period:  December 1 to January 1, 2012. The Louisiana Filmmakers Grant Fund Program is designed to support Louisiana’s independent filmmakers, who are vital to the state’s entertainment industry and the state’s long-term goals for an indigenous entertainment industry. Open to Louisiana residents with a consistent presence in LA for the last three years. Must be filmed 100% in Louisiana. Maximum grant is no more than 50% of the budget and no grant can exceed $25,000.  For more information, please click here.

MUSIC

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 visithttp://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

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: http://www.southarts.org

GRANTS

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 http://www.crt.state.la.us/arts/grants.aspx

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, atarusso@crt.la.gov or by phone at 225-342-8174. www.crt.state.la.us/arts

Call for Entry Friday!!!!

Visual Artists

St. Tammany Art Association announces call for entries to 2012 Member Exhibition; entries accepted February 7 & 8, 2012

St. Tammany Art Association announces a call for entries to the 2012 Members’ Exhibition. We welcome all member artwork of all sizes, shapes and mediums. The Members’ Exhibition will be on display February 11 – March 3, 2012 at 320 North Columbia Street in Covington, LA. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 2-5pm at the Art House before the Olympia Parade rolls in downtown Covington. Any current member of the STAA is invited to submit artwork and non-members are encouraged to join if interested in submitting work.

Drop off of submitted artwork is due on Tuesday, February 7, 10am-6pm and Wednesday, February 8, 10am-5pm. Final selections will be made by Thursday, February 9th.

The exhibition will be curated by Art Association member and artist, Roy Pfister. Pfister began his training at Tulane University, attended the New Orleans Academy of Art in the French Quarter and was trained under such noted teachers as John McCrady, Leonard Flettrich and John Ambrose. Although he specializes in graphite, pastel and oil portraits, he has won many awards for his landscape paintings.

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St. Tammany Art Association announces call for entries to 2012 Member Exhibition; entries accepted February 7 & 8, 2012

St. Tammany Art Association announces a call for entries to the 2012 Members’ Exhibition. We welcome all member artwork of all sizes, shapes and mediums. The Members’ Exhibition will be on display February 11 – March 3, 2012 at 320 North Columbia Street in Covington, LA. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 2-5pm at the Art House before the Olympia Parade rolls in downtown Covington. Any current member of the STAA is invited to submit artwork and non-members are encouraged to join if interested in submitting work.

Drop off of submitted artwork is due on Tuesday, February 7, 10am-6pm and Wednesday, February 8, 10am-5pm. Final selections will be made by Thursday, February 9th.

The exhibition will be curated by Art Association member and artist, Roy Pfister. Pfister began his training at Tulane University, attended the New Orleans Academy of Art in the French Quarter and was trained under such noted teachers as John McCrady, Leonard Flettrich and John Ambrose. Although he specializes in graphite, pastel and oil portraits, he has won many awards for his landscape paintings.

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"Our World, Out Of Focus" Photography Competition (Posted: 11/11/11) -- Gallery 101 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will hold its first photography competition, January 7 - February 3, 2012. $3,000.00 in Cash and Bought Awards. Gallery 101 seeks an array of national and international artists showing their interpretations of Our World today....Artists are encouraged to shed light on open themes such as Politics, Religion, Beauty etc...The more controversial the better. All works will be sized 11x14 unframed, Black and White, with no matting. Gallery 101 will be supplying uniform frames and matting for a cohesive showing. All works must be priced under $100 USD.Deadline: December 17, 2011. $40.00 for up to 4 entries, $10.00 each additional. Download prospectus (PDF format), or send a SASE to: Gallery 101, 3354 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Questions? Please contact Adam White at info@gallery-101.com or call 954-882-1861.

The Figure Now/ Exhibition 2012 (Posted: 10/12/11) -- Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery in St Louis, MO seeks entries for its annual juried painting exhibition, February 3- March 2, 2012. First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250. Juror: Kent Williams, www.kentwilliams.com. Open to emerging as well as established artists in the United States. All entries must portray the human figure. Deadline: December 19, 2011 at midnight. $30 for up to 3 entries. Enter online. Questions? Please contact Ellen Gochnour at egochnour@fontbonne.edu or call (314) 889-1431.

The Great Landscape (Posted: 11/9/11) -- Linus Art Gallery inPasadena, CA seeks entries for an exhibition. What is a landscape? Traditionally it has been a long view of nature, something that makes the viewer feel the immensity of nature. What is it to you? Is it the beauty of the great outdoors? Is the skyline of an urban crawl? Is it the line of a certain horizon? Is the back of a horse? Is it the line of your eye? Is it just a horizontal piece of art? Give us your best landscapes, whether they are vertical or horizontal or simply square. 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 stitchwork. 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: December 20, 2011. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for each add'l.Visit website for details. Questions? Contact Linus Galleries at (310) 491-0269.

Exposure 2011 (Posted: 12/1/11) -- Artists Wanted invites photographers to participate in the Exposure Competition - your chance to show your work to the world and win the awards of your dreams including $18,500 in cash grants, an exquisite escape to New York City & Paris, and a world-class show at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in Manhattan and more. Open to photographers 18 and older from anywhere in the world. $10 per image, up to 8 images; $88 flat rate for 9 or more images, maximum 20. Visit website for more information. Deadline: December 20, 2011. Questions? Contact Artists Wanted at info@artistswanted.com

Writers

Online journal seeks submissions

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InDigest Magazine (US) seeks poetry, creative non-fiction, scripts, and fiction, columns, art, and reviews for Issue #23. Deadline not provided.

Online magazine seeks writing on 'waste'

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InkTank Magazine (Canada) is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays/articles for their next issue. Theme: Waste. Deadline: December 31, 2011.

Poems and prose wanted for literary showcase

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Stone Voices is accepting entries for their first semi-annual art and literary showcase (online and print) Seeks works in which joy and art plays a role -- as a character, the subject, a topic of discussion, the inspiration, etc. One piece of prose (2500 words max.) or two poems. Deadline: February 15, 2012. Entry fee: US$25 (encouraged but not mandatory).

Call for Entry Friday!!!!!

Call to Artists: ‘Nique Gifts and Crafts

‘Nique Gifts and Crafts is an up and coming gifts and crafts store in Kenner, on Williams Blvd. just off I-10. We are looking for unique handmade items from local artists, artisans, photographers and crafters who would like to sell their creations in our store on a consignment basis. We are looking to sell items priced below $100, including but not limited to crafts, hats and accessories, bridal and baby shower gifts, seasonal decorations and items, household decorations, themed items such as Saints, LSU, and general New Orleans themed items. We will do 50/50 consignment if we provide the display and setup, and 60/40 consignment if you provide your own. If you would to display your items for sale, please submit a jpeg and your contact information to niquegifts@gmail.com.

Linus Art Gallery in Pasadena, CAseeks entries for an exhibition. Abstract art can be simple or complicated, diverse or reduced; it can be anything from manipulated photography, to the play with color, form or line. Great abstract art is something that is mesmerizing and somehow transforms an idea into a transformation in the viewer. 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 stitchwork. 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: December 10, 2011. $35 for 3 entries, $5 for each add'l. Visit website for details. Questions? Contact Linus Galleries at (310) 491-0269.

The Figure Now/ Exhibition 2012  Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery in St Louis, MO seeks entries for its annual juried painting exhibition, February 3- March 2, 2012. First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250. Juror: Kent Williams, www.kentwilliams.com. Open to emerging as well as established artists in the United States. All entries must portray the human figure. Deadline: December 15, 2011. $30 for up to 3 entries. Enter online. Questions? Please contact Ellen Gochnour ategochnour@fontbonne.edu or call (314) 889-1431.

 

Children's Auditions at Tech Tonight!!!

The Louisiana Tech Theatre Department will be holding auditions for The Adventures of Robin Hood on December 5th and 6th. We have up to 30 roles available for students in 2nd-12th grades. Parents of children who wish to audition should meet in Howard Auditorium at 6:15 PM on one of the audition nights (they can pick which one) for an informational meeting. The auditions will begin at 7:00 PM each night. Younger children (grades 2-6) should bring a 7-10 line poem to read for the audition (we will have some if they don't have one of their own). Older students (grades 7 and up) will read a scene from the play that will be provided that night.
If anyone has any questions about the auditions or the show, please contact me at pcrook@latech.edu or call the theatre office at 257-2930.

Ruston Community Theatre to Hold Auditions

Ruston Community Theatre announces auditions for Wrong WindowWritten by: Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore Directed by: Mitch Dufour Production dates: March 1-4, 2012 Presented by: Ruston Community Theatre Auditions: Saturday, Dec. 3rd 10 am & Monday, Dec. 5th at 7 pm Where: Dixie Center for the Arts Lobby 212 N. Vienna, Ruston, LA Audition Roles: 8 Characters Male characters: 5 adults – all ages encouraged to audition Female characters: 3 adults – all ages encouraged to audition No experience or prior preparation needed. It is not required, but recommended that those who audition be at both auditions. WRONG WINDOW, a comedic tribute to the master of mystery Alfred Hitchcock!

LA Tech Theatre Invites Children to Audition

Louisiana Tech Theatre Invites Children of Ruston and Community to be a Star on Howard Stage. Louisiana Tech University

 Does your child want to be on stage? Are you yourself an aspiring actor? Now is your chance to be a part of live theatre in Ruston, LA. Open auditions will be held for students, children, and the community Monday December 5th and Tuesday December 6th in Howard Auditorium, located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the corner of Adams Boulevard and Arizona Street. Auditionees are only required to attend one audition time. Auditioning adults please be prepared to read a side from the show. Sides, chosen by the director, will be available in 304A in Howard for check out starting Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Dress should be audition appropriate (dressy casual) as there will not be a movement section of the audition.

Parents of Children: there will be a meeting for children and parents at 6:15 each night in Howard Auditorium before auditions. The meeting will consist of filling out paperwork and information about what will be expected of your child if they are cast. Children should bring a poem to read (between 7-10 lines). It does not need to be memorized and extra poems will be available at auditions.

 Directed by Paul B. Crook, Associate Professor of Theatre, performances will run January 31st – February 4th, 2012 at 7:30 with two matinee performances February 1st and 2nd at 9:30. All performances will be held in Howard Auditorium. No previous theatre experience is required and everyone is invited to audition.

 

 Swashbuckling! Feats of derring-do! Merrie Men vs. the Evil Sheriff! Come be a part of the Louisiana Tech University Stone Theatre production of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

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 www.nofringe.org 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 www.aarome.org

RCT Announces Auditions

Ruston Community Theater Announces Auditions: Auditions for Kringle's Window by Mark Medoff will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 10:00 and Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 in the lobby of the Dixie Center for the Arts.  No experience or prior preparation needed to audition for this play directed by Nancy Wallace.   Play synopsis:  A family is having difficulty as the Christmas season approaches.  Becka, age 12, and Boomer, age 8, are sisters whose parents are in the middle of a trial separation. Becka, a precocious computer hacker, has become cynical and withdrawn. Boomer tries to be the peacemaker, eternally positive and anxious for all around her to be happy. While taking her sister to the mall to see Santa, Becka is goaded by her hacker friends into telling Boomer that there is no Santa. While the parents try to deal with the fallout, the magical and mysterious Mrs. Rosen comes into everyone's lives and begins to change the equation.  There will be a total of 12 characters: Male parts -  3 teen-age boys, 3 adults over 40 ; and female roles - 2 girls under 10, 2 teen-age girls, 2 adults over 40.

Call for Entry Friday!!!!!

All Art Form Calls

Residency: MacDowell Colony, NH Deadline September 15, 2011 MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. FEE: $30. For more information, please visit www.macdowellcolony.org

Writers

The Writers Block International Writing Competition, a 501c(3) non-profit organization has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions from around the world of short and feature length scripts and manuscripts of all genres including documentary, horror, sci-fi, Wiccan, fiction and nonfiction, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and Gay/Lesbian for the 2011 competition.   We would like to thank all of the writers that submit to our competition this season and would like you to know that  we consider anyone who puts word to paper a success.

The main focus of this writing competition is to possibly give new writers the break they deserve while showcasing the talents of veteran writers.

Whether you're writing for stage, film, television or are a novelist we can help you make the best first impression with agents and producers.

Our categories include Screenplays; Teleplays; Stage Plays and Manuscripts of all lengths and genres.

The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration.  

The script selected as the first place winner shall receive a $1,000.00 cash award  in addition to other benefits and prizes.

www.writersblockinternational.com

 

Call for Writers Submissions - Water's Edge

at Open to Interpretation

Nov 30, -0001 to Nov 30, -0001

599 Laurel Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102

651-312-0113

http://www.open2interpretation.com

Entry Deadline: Oct 20, 2011

Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting and innovative book project that has never been done before. The project is a collaborative book bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word. The photographs for the Water's Edge theme have been chosen (we had just over 1500 images submitted by 290 photographers from 22 countries and 33 states.) And it's time for writers and poets to interpret the images. 1. View the images at www.open2interpretation.com 2. Choose image(s) that inspire 3. Craft your interpretation of the image in poetry or prose 4. Submit ______________________________ Book Title: Open to interpretation Theme: Water's Edge Juror: Anastasia Faunce Submission Fee: $10 per manuscript Deadline for submission: October 20, 2011 Results Announced: November 19, 2011 Awards: $300 Jurors Selection Award Judge: Anastasia Faunce received a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an M.F.A. in Writing from Hamline University. As a writer, editor, and arts administrator, Anastasia has worked with such clients as, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Doubleday, Bantam Dell Publishing Co., HarperCollins Publishers, Graphic Design for Love + $, The Loft Literary Center, and a bevy of authors and artists. In addition, she served, for three years, on the editorial board of Water~Stone: A National Review of Literature, and was the Review's inaugural Assistant Editor. For full details go to www.open2interpretation.com/

Visual Artists

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Posted: 7/8/11  
  Exhibit Dates: December 15, 2011 - February 12, 2012
  Title: Rocky Mountain Art Book Collection
  Sponsor/Venue: CIAO Gallery
  Awards: All Accepted
  Eligibility: The Rocky Mountain Art Book Collection, is an exhibition project (with suggested themes) where the participants will receive a blank sketch pad to do whatever they please artistically over the course of four months. All forms of mediums are welcome. This project will be localized to communities throughout the Rocky Mountain region but also anyone across the country or the world to participate. Anyone meaning: kids, parents, students, seniors, writers, artists, dreamers, wanders, the guy next door, the crazy cat lady, the ski bum, the couch surfer, anyone. After completed, participants will then submit their art books to be on display in an exhibition that will take place the third week in December of 2011.
  Fees: $25
  E-mail: Michele E. Walters
  Phone: (307) 733-7833
  Website: http://ciaogallery.com
  Prospectus: http://www.ciaogallery.com/userfiles/files/RockyMountainArtBookCollection .pdf(PDF format - requires Adobe Reader)

 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Portland, Oregon
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Posted: 9/22/11  
  Title: Group Showcase Call for Art: Diffusion: Unconventional Photography
  Sponsor: Diffusion magazine
  Awards: See website for full list
  Juror: Blue Mitchell
  Eligibility: This call for art is open to all photographers internationally. All processes and techniques are welcomed but understand we are looking for unconventional photographic methods and alternative photographic processes. Please visit our website for more information on theme, requirements, etc.
  Fees: $20.00 submission fee for 5 images. $5.00 for each additional image with no maximum.
  E-mail: Blue Mitchell
  Website: http://www.diffusionmag.com/
  Prospectus: http://onetwelvepublishing.com/wordpress/call-for-art/

Performing Artists

USArtists International Guidelines now available

located at Mid Atlantic Arts.

Guidelines are now available for the 2012 USArtists International (USAI) program. USAI provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the first of three grant rounds of the 2012 program will be Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for projects taking place between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012. This is a receipt deadline. Additional deadlines for the 2012 program cycle include: � December 9, 2011 for projects taking place between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013 � April 20, 2012 for projects taking place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013

For more information please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/guidelines.html

This opportunity's deadline is 4/20/2012.

Call for Entry Friday!!!

Opportunity:  The Philanthropy Film AwardDeadline:  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 http://www.nlacf.org/?page=FilmAward

Funding for Louisiana Filmmakers Application period:  December 1 to January 1 2012. The Louisiana Filmmakers Grant Fund Program is designed to support Louisiana’s independent filmmakers, who are vital to the state’s entertainment industry and the state’s long-term goals for an indigenous entertainment industry. Open to Louisiana residents with a consistent presence in LA for the last three years. Must be filmed 100% in Louisiana. Maximum grant is no more than 50% of the budget and no grant can exceed $25,000.  For more information, please click here.

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 http://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Event Dates: October 15th & 16th, 2011 FAeC was conceived in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. The Louisiana Crafts Guild Hosts the Louisiana Crafts Guild Fair. The Crafts Fair will be held in Girard Park near Girard Park ball park and admission is free, making the entire festival a free event. The Louisiana Craft Fair will features over one hundred crafts booths. Some of the crafts available include wood furniture , jewelry, gourds, pottery, kaleidoscopes, stained glass, soaps, musical instruments, photography, pen and ink drawings and silk. For more information, and an application, please visit www.louisianacrafts.org

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 www.pkf.org/grant.html.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Residencies Deadline September 1, 2011 Residency in Nebraska City, NE. Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars. Some transitional residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates. Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35.  For more information, please visit www.khncenterforthearts.org

Residency: MacDowell Colony, NH Deadline September 15, 2011 MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. FEE: $30. For more information, please visit www.macdowellcolony.org

Ft. Worth Main St. Festival Application deadline October 21, 2011 Show Dates: April 19-222, 2012 Appliation fee: $35  MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, an increased artist award program of $10,000, an art purchase program of $10,000 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. has forged new ground in terms of increased sales for artists. More corner booths (109 out of 200 spaces), more artist amenities (at-booth lunch delivery, stress-free load-in and available storage) and more shelf-space for artists to exhibit and showcase their work. For more information, please visit: http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org or www.zapplication.org

Renaissance Fine Arts Festival, Ridgeland, MS Deadline October 31, 2011 Show Dates: March 31-April 1, 2012  The Ridgeland MS Tourism Commission along with artists H.C. Porter, Dale Rayburn and Mamie Joe created the Renaissance Fine Arts Festival to provide an opportunity for people from across the southeast to view and purchase some of the finest artwork created in the U.S today. Presented at the elegant Renaissance at Colony Park, the outdoor, informal festival atmosphere encourages patrons to talk with artists about their influences, media and methods. The festival also provides opportunities to listen to performances of jazz, blues, classical and other forms of music.  Apply through Zapplication or visit http://renaissanceartsfest.com for more information.

 

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.

Parlor Meetings Open Burgeoning artists of all disciplines gather on the 2nd Saturday of each month to informally network, learn marketing strategies and share ideas.  For more information contact Pamela Viviano at pgvm@bellsouth.net.

Call for Entry Friday

SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL TWO CALLS

p r e s e n t s

It is the goal of this opportunity provided by artspace and SRAC to facilitate local artists’ ability to sell multiple works that will provide holiday shoppers with immediate gratification in their purchase of one-of-a-kind handmade artworks and other gift items, to include but not limited to: holiday ornaments, pottery, ceramics, specialty food products, sculpture, stained glass, small-medium sized paintings, jewelry, accessories, and much much more!  Artists will have more sales opportunities than ever before with extended artspace hours throughout the Holiday Season.  ELIGIBILITY:  p r e s e n t s is a juried exhibition for all professional artists and artisans who live in one of the ten parishes that comprise Northwest Louisiana, the region for which the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is responsible through designation by the Louisiana Division of the Arts.  Each artist is invited to submit multiple works TO BE SOLD during the artspace p r e s e n t s exhibition.  Selected artists will be awarded a designated wall space to exhibit works for sale on the main floor of artspace, 710 Texas Street in Downtown Shreveport.  Click here for the application!

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER CALL

artspace is looking to contract a professional photographer and a professional videographer to document mainspace exhibitions.  Eligible applicants must reside in one of the ten parishes that comprise Northwest Louisiana.  Click here for application!

 

Call to Artists: @Phonography

Deadline October 29, 2011 @PHONOGRAPHY is an open call show presented by Three Ring Circus exploring the impromptu visions captured via phone cameras. A 300 dpi image is to be submitted via email along with application form and all applications will require the applicant to randomly select 3 tweets to copy and paste into the application form.The tweets do not have to have any relevance to the subject matter of the submitted image, as they will be picked at random to accompany images. Entry fee is $25 and covers printing, matting, framing and hanging costs of image. Each piece will be for sale to the public for $50 with 50% of the proceeds benefiting 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center. Approximately 300 images will be accepted on a first come first served basis to show from December 2nd to December 31st, 2011.This show will be on view for the PhotoNOLA Gala 2011 and Prospect 2.

For more information, please visit www.3rcp.com

 

Call to Artists: French Market Art in the Alley

Deadline September 26, 2011 Art in the Alley: A Weekly Arts Market in the Historic French Market Every Sunday October 2-December 18th 2011 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rules/Requirements: The French Market District currently has a moratorium of new applicants in the categories of jewelry, candles, and fashion. We are particularly interested in painting, photography, and mixed media artists for Art in the Alley. FMC will review all applicants to determine the best fit as we develop this new weekly arts market, limited at this time to 12 artists a week. No fees will be required for this trial period of October-December for artists to display and sell. FMC will limit the first month of October to 12 artists each Sunday; based on turnout and success rates, we will expand if necessary. You must have a permit to sell your artwork in New Orleans. Artists must bring own tent/tables/chairs/signage. You do not need to commit to more than one Sunday, but we do encourage you to do so for consistency, i.e. to build an audience, get to know the area, etc. Artists will be assigned to a section of Dutch Alley based on tenant doorways/entrances, accessibility (i.e. near ramps from parking lot) and special events usage. Starting in January, we will begin to charge artists to rent at a fee TBD. French Market Corporation reserves the right to cancel the arts market due to extreme weather conditions and/or other emergencies. French Market Corporation reserves the right to turn away artists based on space availability (first come, first serve). We strongly encourage you to help us promote this new weekly happening! FMC needs your reservation for all October dates by Monday, September 26th (there are five Sundays in October…you can commit from #1-5). We will do a reminder each month for the following month.

For more information, please contact Amy Kirk at (504) 522-2621 or akirk@FrenchMarket.org

Bayou City Art Festival- Memorial Park

Application deadline October 28, 2011 Show Dates: March 23-25 2012

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is the nations premier spring outdoor fine art event. The Festival has been ranked in AmericanStyle Magazine’s “TOP 10 Festivals” for the past two years, was listed #12 in Sunshine Artist’s “200 Best List”, “Best Art Gallery in Houston” by readers of Click2Houston.com and “Best Festival in Houston” the Houston Press “Best of Houston” magazine. Nestled in Houstons most prestigious park, the Festival is conveniently located five miles from Downtown, two miles from the famous Galleria area and neighbors alongside the elegant residential communities of River Oaks, and Memorial.

For more information, please see: http://bayoucityartfestival.com/

Holiday Arts Tour Call for Artists

Deadline Friday, September 23 at 5pm

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council in Ruston, LA is now accepting applications from artists to participate in our 14th annual Holiday Arts Tour, a multidisciplinary arts weekend that showcases the talent of artists and musicians, and allows them to interact with the public and sell their work.  Each artist is set up in a “host site” provided by area retailers and galleries.  Last year’s tour featured over 50 artists at 21 sites with over 600 attendees.    The tour will run the weekend of November 18-20.

Each artist must complete and submit an Artist Application Packet and all supplemental materials by Friday, September 23 at 5pm.  They will then be juried by a selection committee and notified of the committee response no later than Friday, September30.   Artist Application Packets can be sent in three ways.

  1. E-mailed to nclac5@gmail.com
  2. Mailed to NCLAC, PO Box 911, Ruston, LA 71273
  3. Faxed to 318-255-1425

To download an Artist Application Packet,  visit our blog at http://nclac.wordpress.com/, and follow these directions.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for our Shared Files.  If you need any assistance with your application, or if you have questions, please contact us at 255-1450, Tuesday –Friday between the hours of 9am-2pm.

 

Funding: Threadhead Foundation

Application Deadline: October 10, 2011 The Threadhead Records Foundation Grant Funding program provides funding to musicians, artists, and others involved in endeavors relating to music and other artistic expressions whose work is in the tradition of preserving, promoting and disseminating the cultural heritage of New Orleans and the surrounding area of Louisiana. Specifically, Threadhead Records Foundation seeks to assist those musicians, artists, future musicians and artists, and others involved in endeavors relating to music and other artistic expressions whose work is in this style and do not have the resources to produce and distribute their work, or in some cases to actively create their music because they lack basic financial resources to sustain their lives. Maximum grant is $3000.

For more information, please visit http://thrfoundation.com/

Final Call for Entries: Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition

Final Call For Entries The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff is pleased to announce the Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at the Center from December 2, 2011 through February 4, 2012. The Rosenzweig is a juried exhibition. This year's judge is David Bailin. Entries in the form of CD-R images are due by September 30.  To download the Call for Entries form, visit http://artssciencecenter.org/galleries/rosenzweig.html For more information, please contact: 

Howard DaLee Spencer Curator of Visual Art.
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 Main Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-536-3375
hspencer@artssciencecenter.org

NCLAC's Holiday Arts Tour: Call for Artists!!

NCLAC is now accepting applications from artists to participate in our 14th annual Holiday Arts Tour. We want to serve the artists in our region first, so we’re inviting artists in Lincoln, Jackson, Claiborne, Bienville, and Union parishes to apply from August 15th-Sept 2nd.

Afterward, if there are host sites still available, we’ll extend the call for artists beyond our region for two more weeks. Late applications from artists in our region will only be considered if a second call is issued. To ensure consideration, we want to encourage artists in our parishes to apply before September 2nd.

To download an Artist Application Packet,  scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for our Shared Files.  If you need any assistance with your application, or if you have questions, please contact us at 255-1450, Wednesday –Friday between the hours of 11am-2pm. 

If you have participated before, you will notice some additional requirements in the application packet. For example, we are including a Supplemental Artist Info form that we will use in creating publicity materials. As we choose artists, musicians, and businesses to participate this year, we will also post “feature” articles about them on the blog in the weeks leading up to the Tour.

We are making some exciting changes this year, so even if you have attended or participated in the Tour in the past, we encourage you to check out what’s new this year. For more details and regular updates, please subscribe to our blog.

Call for Entries Friday

THE 42ND ANNUAL RIVER ROAD SHOW, a national juried exhibition sponsored by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, is receiving entries for the December 5 – January 27 exhibit at the Louisiana State Archives building in Baton Rouge, LA.  Deadline for entries is September 16.  Entry fee is $40 for three entries and $5 for each additional submission up to 10.  This is a national juried competition with cash prizes of $3000.  All United States artists 18 years and older are invited to submit any original two-dimensional art except photography or digitally-created/enhanced works.  The exhibition will be juried and judged by Pam Ingalls, renowned artist and instructor.   The Prospectus and pictures of the 2010 are available at www.laag-site.org/River_Road_Show.html.   Direct questions to Gary Drinkwater at (225)485-8884 or laagbr@laag-site.org.

St Stephens Art Show, Coconut Grove, FL

Deadline September 1, 2011 Show dates: February 18-20, 2012 The St. Stephens Art Show invites you to apply to the 24th Annual Outdoor Juried Fine Art Show, highly ranked in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Be one of more than 160 top artists and fine craftspeople during South Floridas premier art weekend at the St. Stephens Art Show.

For more information, please visit www.artshowss.org/

Fine Arts Festival – ArtiGras in Jupiter, FL

Application Deadline: September 2nd, 2011 Show Dates: February 18-20, 2012

Celebrating 27 years, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival has grown from a small, local art show to a nationally recognized fine arts festival attracting more than 150,000 art lovers and collectors. Produced by the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, ArtiGras was recently named one of the top 50 fine art festivals in the country and features 300 juried artists along with artist demonstrations, Youth Art Competition, ArtiKids children’s interactive activity area, Celebrity Art Auction, entertainment and more.

For more information, please visit www.artigras.org

Tennessee Williams Second Annual Poetry Contest

Hurry! Our Poetry Contest deadline is fast approaching!

Deadline: August 18, 2011

Judge: Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane

Grand Prize:

  • $1,000
  • A public reading at a literary panel at the 26th annual Festival: March 21-25, 2012
  • A VIP All-Access Pass to attend the 2012 Festival ($500 value)
  • Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas

A single poetry contest entry should include 2-4 original, unpublished poems of any style or theme with a maximum consecutive length of 400 lines.

Full guidelines and how to submit: www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests

Entry Fee: $20

Tennessee Williams Twenty-Sixth Annual One-Act Play Contest

Deadline: November 1, 2011

The winner receives:

  • $1,500
  • A staged reading at the 26th annual Festival: May 21-25, 2012
  • A full production of the winning script in 2013
  • VIP All Access Pass for both 2012 and 2013 ($1,000 value)
  • Publication in Bayou

We are looking for never produced one-act plays with a small cast that run no more than one hour in length.

Full guidelines and how to submit:www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests

Entry Fee: $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piney Hills Gallery Invites New Artists to Submit Work

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is currently accepting submissions from artists and crafts persons to exhibit in the Piney Hills Gallery. A consignment gallery located at the Dixie Center for the Arts (212 N. Vienna Street, Ruston, LA), which features fine arts and crafts of many genres. There are many great reasons to submit work to the Piney Hills Gallery. Located in the center of Ruston, the Dixie Theater hosts not only numerous theatrical performances year round, but also the offices of both the North Central Louisiana Arts Council and the Ruston Community Theatre, making it an artistic and cultural hub, heavily trafficked by important community figures and all people passionate about the arts. Once juried into the Piney Hills Gallery, artists' works may stay on display as long as they remain members and they may exchange old pieces for new ones as often as every month. The Piney Hills Gallery provides artists with the opportunity to show their work alongside the work of established, widely lauded artists such as Peter Jones and Catherine McVea and important emerging artists like Joshua Chambers and Erin Hollis, winner of best in show in this year's Peach Festival art exhibit.

Artists who are interested should submit two images of their work, artist statement, and arts résumé via email to nclac5@gmail.com or by mail to NCLAC, PO Box 911, Ruston, LA, 71273. (Self-taught, folk artists, and crafts people need not supply an arts résumé.) Please label submissions “PHG Submission.” The deadline is Friday, July 15 at 5:00pm. All mailed worked must be postmarked by Wednesday for consideration. Artists may also drop off work to be juried in person on Friday, July 15th between the hours of 9am-5pm.

Submissions will be juried by an anonymous panel of professional artists. Artists will be notified no later than Monday, July 18 with the panel’s decision.

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council serves the five parishes of Lincoln, Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, and Union. Their programs are supported by grants and donations from the Beaird Foundation, KLS Physics Group, Art Innovations, Teresa’s Flooring & Decorating, and other private donors.

For more information, contact Leigh Anne Chambers at 318-255-1450 or email her at leigh@nclarts.org

Call for Entry Friday!!!

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS!!

 What: Poster Contest

 For: Lake D’Arbonne Country

 Sportsman’s Expo

 Prize: $250

 Due: July 25th

 Submit to: 303 E Water St, Farmerville

UPCOC@att.net

318-368-8097

 Details: The poster must say “Lake D’Arbonne Country Sportsman’s Expo 2011” and contain images/illustrations of landscape and wildlife, as related to hunting and fishing in the parishes and counties surrounding Lake D’Arbonne.

 Winner will be announced August 1st.

Call for Sculptors: Chapel Hill, NC

Deadline July 18, 2011

The Town of Chapel Hill’s Public & Cultural Arts Office, a Division of the Parks & Recreation Department, invites artists to apply for the 2011-2012 Sculpture Visions Exhibition. Between October 2011 and September 2012 original three-dimensional artwork by selected artists will be displayed in publicly-accessible outdoor spaces belonging to the Town of Chapel Hill and other participating sponsors. Selected artists will receive a $1,500 honorarium for the exhibition of their work.

For more information, please click here.

 

Call for Artist Books: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Deadline June 30, 2011

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, D.C., is currently accepting artist book proposals for its biannual Library Fellows Artist Book Grant. To be eligible, the artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design, and realization of the submitted book must be a woman. The award includes up to $12,000 for the production of a new artist book in an edition of 125, of which the artist keeps 25. The selected artist also receives $1,000 to create 500 copies of a promotional brochure for the book, and an additional $1,000 for the artist to travel to the Library Fellows’ annual meeting to present her book upon completion. Books that are previously published, and versions of books that are previously published or are planned for publication, are ineligible.

For more information, please click here.

 

Call for Entry Friday!!!

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

 

Event Dates: October 15th & 16th, 2011 Lafayette, LA

FAeC was conceived in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. The Louisiana Crafts Guild Hosts the Louisiana Crafts Guild Fair. The Crafts Fair will be held in Girard Park near Girard Park ball park and admission is free, making the entire festival a free event. The Louisiana Craft Fair will feature over one hundred crafts booths open to ALL visual artists (2-D and 3-D) who meet the jury requirements for the event. Crafts available will include wood furniture , jewelry, gourds, pottery, kaleidoscopes, stained glass, soaps, musical instruments, photography, pen and ink drawings and silk.

For more information, and an application, please visit www.louisianacrafts.org.

Raw Space for Artists

A large building at 2801 N. Robertson St. is being developed for studio space by New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos. Located near the Green Project, St. Claude, and Press Street, in the old Schneider Paper building, the studios will be built to suit your needs, and are open to all types of artists. Prices start at $3 per sq. ft., or about $250 for 1000sq. ft. of raw space.

Tours of the building will be held on Wednesday mornings from 11-4, or by appointment. For more information please contact reesejohanson@gmail.com.

Calling All Louisiana Musicians: Join the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange

Are you a Louisiana musician who records original music? Are you looking for ways to get your music used in film and TV productions? Do you want more festival gigs? Then join the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange – a free service of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Now more than ever, movies and TV shows are filming on location in Louisiana, thanks in large part to the state’s tax incentives to lure them here. They get tax credits based on how much they spend in the state. The more they spend, the more money they get back. So why don’t they spend more of their money licensing music by our local artists for their scores and soundtracks? Because they don’t know where to look.

The Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange – a free service of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation – is one way to help solve that problem. It’s a searchable, online database of Louisiana music in every conceivable genre. We built it with the needs of music supervisors – the people who choose the music for films, TV shows, commercials and videogames – in mind. They can easily search for music by genre, or by mood, tempo, key signature – whatever it takes to help them find just the right sound to go along with, say, a car chase or a love scene. They can easily sample lots of music, and even save playlists for future reference. Once they zero in on a track they like, they can contact the artist (or the artist’s label or publisher) with one click using the site’s internal messaging system. Likewise, festival talent buyers – the people who book bands to perform at events around the world – can look for bands by style, or even by tour date. A buyer in, say, Australia, can easily search to see if any Louisiana artists are touring in their part of the world, and possibly offer them gigs. If you’re a Louisiana musician and you’re not already on the Talent Exchange, please join today. It’s quick and easy – about the same as setting up a Facebook or MySpace page. And it’s free. If you get a gig or a song placed in a movie, we don’t take a cut. There’s just one catch: Because of copyright restrictions, we only accept original music. No cover songs, please. If you are a music supervisor or a talent buyer for festival or concert engagements, please take a moment to create a free user account on the Talent Exchange. Don’t worry – we don’t publish your contact information, and there’s no way for artists to contact you from the site. So you won’t be bombarded with unsolicited talent submissions. Questions? Contact the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange administrators by emailing: talent@jazzandheritage.org

 "AI&G 20th Anniversary National Juried Exhibition" call for entries
 
 The Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, Maryland announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 11 - October 21, 2011. Best in Show $1,000 + 2012 Foyer Gallery Solo Exhibit; 2 Awards of Excellence $500 each; 3 Honorable Mentions. Juror: Margaret Winslow, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE. Open to artists within the United States working in both 2D and 3D in all genre's of art. Prospectus outlines exact requirements. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 3, 2011, 3:00 PM. Questions? Please contact Emmy Challenger or Brigitte Bowden - Co-Chairs at aiandg@comcast.net or call 410-546-4748.