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All Blues Musicians are invited to submit their recordings for consideration.
Music released between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017 is eligible for consideration for a 2018 Blues Music Award. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR RECORDING(S) FOR THE 2018 BMAs


The VSA TN Young Soloist Music Competition is now open. This competition is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14-24 with any form of disability. It is also open to ensembles/groups up to 4 individuals as long as they are all in the age limit and at least one member has a disability. To enter, individuals submit the attached form and a digital recording by Dec. 8. We have a panel of professional musicians who do the judging.  There is a performance on Friday, Feb. 2 at Middle Tennessee State University for the top contestants and that is where the winner is announced. The winner and second place winner receive cash prizes, a recording session in a music row recording studio, and entry into the international Young Soloist Competition with a cash prize of $2000. Last year, VSA TN produced the International winner who was our 2016 winner. Download the application.

Here is a link to our 2017 competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0NczisrhkM
Here is a link the 2017 International performance in which our 2016 winner is recognized and performs: https://www.facebook.com/KennedyCenter/videos/10155077229310865/


Mooresville Arts Gallery would like to share with you its Call for Artists! Arts at the Mill, a three day, nationwide fine arts festival will be held at the historic Mill in downtown Mooresville, NC. November 10th-12th We are currently accepting applications. www.artsatthemill.com

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

Our purpose is to promote “alternative work” from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.

Submission information can be found at: www.matadorreview.com/submissions
Submissions can be sent to editors@matadorreview.com
Questions and concerns can be sent to contact@matadorreview.com


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program provides all-expense-paid touring grants for filmmakers from across the country to screen their work, connect with new audiences, and participate in related community engagement events at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Filmmakers selected to tour receive:

  • Six-to-ten screenings at presenting organizations across the mid-Atlantic
  • All travel expenses associated with the cost of the filmmaker participation in the screenings are paid by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
  • A $200 per diem for each calendar day the filmmaker is on tour
  • A $400 stipend from each host site/screening engagement

There is no submission fee to be considered.  All films are evaluated and selected by representatives from the organizations working with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as screening partners who, in turn, host the touring filmmakers in their communities. Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 season of the program through November 20thTo learn more about the program and connect to the online application, please visit: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/grants-programs/grants-for-artists/#on-screen-in-person.


Flagstaff Arts Council is now accepting applications for art exhibitions in the Hidden Light Gallery and the Jewel Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts. For more information on criteria and the link to apply, please visit:

Jewel Gallery: Call for Artists Fall 2017

The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2017.


Artlandia, Inc. Request for Proposal (R.F.P.): 3-Dimensional bicycle-inspired public work of art at Veterans Park, Johnson City, TN. Go to artlandia.org. The work does not have to be literal in interpretation. $14,000 artist honorarium award Request for Proposal Deadline for submission: January 15, 2018 January 30, 2018. R.F.P. application at artlandia.org. Questions: artlandia123@gmail.com or 423-833-8474 (call/text). Submit your proposals to artlandia123@gmail.com. Pay $10 at artlandia.org.


Art in the Open (AiO), presented by PNC Arts Alive

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 DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
APPLICATION FEE (USD): $35
TO APPLY: 

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