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.
Bush Change Network application open to South Dakotans
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
A lot of people across the region are working to make their communities better for everyone. Change Network connects you to a group of leaders working across differences, preparing you to lead and support your organization and community to be more inclusive and equitable.
This year-long program will support you as you advance both the skills and networks you need as you make the places you live and work more inclusive. You will participate in two in-person convenings and online learning and exchange activities. You will have access to tailored advising and a small project grant. This challenging and supportive environment will build your self-awareness, leadership and systems change skills sets.
If you see opportunities to make equitable change in your South Dakota community, this program is for you. Up to 20 South Dakotans will be selected for the Change Network. Will you be one of them?
Get all the information 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 -
2018 First Lady’s Prairie Art Showcase – call for entries
Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm, June 17, 2018
We invite you to apply for entry into the 2018 First Lady’s Prairie Art Showcase. The annual Art Showcase is held in conjunction with the Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt. The annual event features talented artists from across our state and gives guests an opportunity to purchase South Dakota artwork. This year’s showcase will take place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Pierre. The showcase is open to the public on Saturday, October 27.
All applications and digital images must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., June 17, 2018.
Visit artscouncil.sd.gov/PrairieArtShowCase/index.aspx for details, including the Show Prospectus and Application.
Call for Proposals for 2020 Exhibits at the Dahl
Submission deadline: June 30, 2018
The Rapid City Arts Council is currently accepting individual and group exhibition proposals for the 2020 exhibit schedule at the Dahl Arts Center. The application deadline for 2020 is June 30, 2018.
The RCAC is also accepting individual and group exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis for our exhibition schedule after 2020.
For information on how to apply for an exhibition, click HERE.
Black Hills Plein Air Paint-Out - Call for Artists
Entry fee: $60 if postmarked by Sept. 1, 2018 ($75 fee after Sept. 1).
Artists of the Black Hills (ABH), in partnership with the Hill City Arts Council, is now accepting artist registrations for the first annual Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out. The Black Hills Plein Air Paint-Out gathers artists in the Black Hills of South Dakota to paint the beautiful Black Hills on the last weekend of September.This particular weekend in the Black Hills is packed with visitors from around the state and region for Custer State Park’s famous annual buffalo round-up. This area offers intimate scenes of Black Hills granite, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, prairie, meadows, aspens, lakes, streams, wildlife, the Mickelson Trail, and history.
For more information and to download the prospectus and registration form, click HERE.
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