CALL FOR ARTISTS
Various open calls for visual artists, writers and musicians.
Explore the many opportunities by downloading the PDF's or following the web links.
The Matthews’ Winter Art Show
Artwork Accepted: January 10-13, Wednesday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm
The Matthews’ Winter Art Show is now in its 39th year, January 17-25, 2018. The show is free and open to the public during business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., in The Matthews art gallery. From beginners to professionals, the show is open to applicants of all ages, levels, and media. Show registration is not limited to geographical location.
Get all the information HERE.
Calling all gift makers, goodie bakers, and candy creators!
Application deadline: January 15, 2018
Chocopalooza 2018 is coming February 10th of 2018 and they are looking for local artists selling jewelry, cards, scarves, art pieces, bowls, beautiful baubles, and all other manner of gift-able goods! Chocopalooza is a mix of artists and goodie makers focused around the intention of encouraging our community to SHOP LOCAL! This is the 6th year of the event, and last year nearly 900 people came through the space.
Booth spaces are limited so contact JLanaeFreelance@gmail.com for more information
and to request a vendor agreement. Deadline is January 15. Booths are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.
Native artist sought for downtown Rapid City project
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018
A collaborative of Rapid City-based nonprofits announced that it is seeking a Native artist affiliated with a South Dakota tribe to carve and/or sandblast a piece of granite located in the center of a Lakota medicine in front of Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City.
The stone to be carved is a large granite bench in front of the two granite spires at the intersection of Main and Sixth Streets. It is located in the center of a large Lakota medicine wheel made of colored concrete embedded in the walkway. An optional additional element at the artist’s discretion is carving a large granite boulder that is part of a Lucite wall near the central granite piece.
The artist will be selected by a committee made up of representatives from First Peoples Fund and Native POP Art Market and Cultural Celebration. The project is privately funded and the artist’s fee, to include all materials and fabrication costs, is $30,000.
“Masayuki Nagase, the sculptor who carved the 21 pieces of granite around Main Street Square that make up Passage of Wind and Water, did not include this stone in his project design because of its location in the medicine wheel,” explained Mary Bordeaux, chair of the selection committee, program manager for fellowships at First Peoples Fund, and a founding member of the Native POP organizing committee. “The artist selected for the project will develop a design that is considerate of this location as well as harmonizing with Masayuki’s work.”
This invitation is open to artists who generally work in 2-dimensional forms, as well as those who work in 3-D forms. Artists may propose 2-D designs that can be transferred to the stone/s through a sandblasting process.
The application can be found on the online system Submittables under Main Street Square Medicine Wheel Bench Call. Applications close Jan. 31, 2018. The selected artist will be notified in February. Work may begin on site in June and must be completed by Sept. 1.
For more information about the project, please contact Mary Bordeaux or Anna Huntington at First Peoples Fund, 605-348-0324, or email@example.com.
Art in the Open (AiO), presented by PNC Arts Alive
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
DATES: May 18-20, 2018 (Walk-through and reception May 17, 2018)
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA (Schuylkill River Banks)
STIPEND (New for AiO 2018): $350 (Additional travel funds are available on a case by case basis)
APPLICATION FEE (USD): $35
TO APPLY: cfeva.slideroom.com
Art in the Open (AiO), a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city's diverse natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm. Selected artists will also be able to participate in complementary programs and public engagement events presented by more than 30 organizational partners, as well as exhibit their finished work as part of the 2018-2019 AiO exhibition series. AiO reaches an estimated 12,000 visitors over the course of the three-day event.
Local, National and International artists, working in all media, are encouraged to apply. Learn more about previous AiO events by visiting www.artintheopenphila.org.
Call For Artists - Native POP: People of the Plains
Application Deadline: February 19, 2018 | 11:59pm
Announcing the call to artists for Native POP: People of the Plains, a juried Native art show and cultural celebration of the Great Plains Tribes at Main Street Square, Rapid City, South Dakota on Saturday, July 20 - 21, 2018.
Native POP reinterprets the traditional art market and celebrates the historic and contemporary values of Native artists. The art market reflects the cultures of the Great Plains including the broadly functional role of art and we embrace all forms of creativity. Both emerging and established Native artists shared their work with thousands of people at last year’s event.
Get all the information and application HERE.
Request for Proposals - Burning Beetle Permanent Artwork
Submission Deadline: 5pm (EST) Friday, June 1, 2018
The Bark Beetle Blues (BBB) Subcommittee of the Custer Area Arts Council of Custer, SD seeks proposals for permanent art works that celebrates the Custer community response to the mountain pine beetle infestation of the Black Hills exemplified by the events surrounding the annual Burning Beetle festival. BBB encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique art of any form that meets the requirements outlined below. The project will be a lasting symbol of the massive landscape changes that are a part of the cyclical natural processes at work in our forest home, and the human response through collective community action and art that celebrates these natural cycles.
Download the full RFP below -
Artist Drop-in Workspaces
Do you need workspace but are not ready to commit to a full-time studio? Be a part of the passionate and creative community at Racing Magpie, and be surrounded by other artists and visionaries from the community while working on your artwork on your own schedule. They have recently unveiled our new drop-in program for artists. Stop by their space and you will have access to select workspaces, wifi, coffee, common areas and equipment. Suggested rate for pay as you go is $10/day.
More info HERE.
Call to Artists ~ Piedmont Valley Library
Piedmont Vally Library are always looking to showcase local talent and fill out their yearly calendar! If you are a local artist interested in exhibiting your work, please contact them at 605-718-3663.
For more info, click HERE.
Calling All Artists, Musicians and Healers
The Rapid City Regional Cancer Institute has developed an innovative new program called Healing Arts. The program provides cancer patients and their families, art instruction, music, yoga and massage. All of which are instrumental in healing from cancer. This is also a great way for cancer patients to get to know one another and realize they are not alone in their fight. We are looking for artists, musicians and healers to be a part of this dynamic program to help enhance the quality of life for cancer patients!
For more information call Jennifer 605.786.8863