Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition 2019 Call for Proposals

Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history and culture of Charleston, WV and the surrounding area by inviting local and national artists to create immersive and interactive installation art in underutilized historical spaces.

Now In its 2nd year, Brickscape is a six-week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. Eight to twelve artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different historical location chosen each year. Each artist is designated an area in the space in which to create their installation, with 24-hour access.  At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation pieces will be on display for a month-long exhibition. Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available, and a $700 stipend will be awarded to help with travel and materials. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply visit

Alaskan artist-in-residence program

Sponsored by US Forest Service, National Park Service & US Fish & Wildlife Service Residencies open to:  Art professionals in all media – visual (two and three dimensional: photographers, sculptors, painters, etc.), audio (musicians, singers, composers), film (video/filmmakers), performance artists, and writers (poets, fiction, essays, storytellers). Residency period: Typically June through August; dates & length of residencies var.
Coordinator contact:  Barbara Lydon at

The North Carolina Statuary Hall Selection Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in this Call for Artists RFQ. The work will be to place a statue of the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol as part of their Statuary Hall permanent collection. See RFQ.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Flying Solo Exhibition Series 2019/2020. Deadline is March 31, 2019.

It’s time to submit your most creative ideas to Arts at the Airport for the 2019 – 2020 Flying Solo Exhibition Series. This series provides art exhibit spaces, installation services and honoraria for selected artists’ proposals. The exhibit spaces are inside Nashville International Airport (BNA). Arts at the Airport is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to bring the visual arts to airport travelers, visitors and employees.

Arts at the Airport accepts submissions through, or CaFÉ. There is no charge to register with CaFÉ, but you must set up an account in order to submit your proposal. NOTE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is only open to Tennessee residents or artists who can demonstrate a strong connection to Tennessee either through prior residency or your work.

Call for Art for Ambassadors of Autism Exhibit April to September 2019. Ambassadors of Autism is a fine art exhibit with the purpose of raising awareness of autism, those who are on the spectrum and their abilities, and those dealing with autism in various roles. Artists are encouraged to attach a story to each submitted piece, a description of the work, and an artist bio. Learn more here

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The next deadline is April 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, please visit our website. USAI is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding and is the only program of its size and scope in the country.

Call for Art. Deadline: April 1, 2019. This is a nation-wide call for visual art by Veteran artists and their family members to be on exhibit during the Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVA Fest) that will run from October 18 – November 17, 2019. This city wide festival held in Austin, TX will include visual art, performance art, literary arts, music, health and wellness, culinary arts, and so much more in various venues across the city. We will emphasize alternative healing methods for veterans and their family members through art.

Artober Nashville, the month-long celebration of the arts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee held each October, is accepting current or recent college student artist submissions for the background of the logo for 2019! Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Submissions will be accepted from February 1 – March 20:

A Single Word Writing Contest. Contest focused on a single incendiary word offering publication and cash prize. All categories of fiction and nonfiction accepted. All submissions for this contest will be compiled for a special edition of Sunspot Literary Journal. First place winners and two runners-up from each category will be published in summer of 2019.  All first-place winners will be considered for a cash award. The best of the best will receive $50. Deadline: March 31, 2019. Entry fee: $5

100 Bucks for 100 Words. Microfiction, micro-essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro-script, micro screenplay…if it’s 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme or category. First place winners and finalists in various prose categories will be published in a special edition. A byline and bio will be included, and select pieces will receive special attention on the website. Enter as many times as you like. One piece per submission. Pieces must be unpublished except on a personal blog or website. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please withdraw your submission if the work is published elsewhere before the contest ends. Work can have won other awards that do not include publication without being disqualified. Cash award of $100 goes to the best piece. Open: March 1, 2019. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Fee: $5

Open call for fiction and nonfiction up to 29,000 words, and for poetry up to 120 pages. Sunspot Literary Journal speaks truth to power through the power of words and art. The name derives from areas of lower temperatures on the sun’s surface. Because of the brilliance surrounding these areas, sunspots are not visible to the naked eye, just like the celebrity rehab stories that drown out unique and creative work. Launched in January 2019, the journal is dedicated to hearing every voice. Writing and art that is thoughtful, evocative, and created with exceptional skill fill the pages. The authors and artists supported by the journal might not be social media influencers, but they still have something to say. Publisher Laine Cunningham has worked in the industry for over twenty years. As an award-winning writer, ghostwriter, and consultant, she taught for the Loft Literary Center and was a regional liaison for the National Writers Union. She is often approached by authors desperate to break free from stereotypes applied by publishers and literary agents.


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Join our upcoming International Talent Competition, the first global east/west art gathering, with an emphasis on traditional cultures and artistic representation. The competition will be promoted in six languages, with millions in potential digital media value and global audience engagements. Please visit our site:

Some of our unique benefits are as follows:

  • $50,000 in cash prizes for painting contest
  • Exhibition and artwork sales in San Francisco, Southern California and Sedona, AZ
  • Talent Week – priority access to two-day art symposiums, renowned lecturers of California
  • Networking with world-renowned artists and art workshops
  • Art and design industry events
  • Talent Page – artwork sales and exhibition portal via Join Talents*
  • Media interviews and more…

The early registration of 10% discount will expire on April 15, please register at:

Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity
The NAM recently launched a nationwide call for art entitled Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity. This project is a way for young people to share their own visions of what the world might look like when everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy. Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity aims to use art as a vehicle for collecting valuable insights from young people across the country about how the social determinants of health shape their lives and the lives of those closest to them.

We are accepting submissions from young people between the ages of 5-26 until March 18, 2019. All art forms, including visual and non-visual art, such as creative writing and music are encouraged and welcome. Each piece must be accompanied by an artist statement that explains to viewers how the art relates to health equity. You can learn more and submit art here.

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