Calls For Artists

Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan artist residency program will be offering twelve unique opportunities sponsored by the US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Park Service in the summer of 2020.  Each residency differs by geographic location, modes of travel, length of time and stewardship projects.  Participating hosts span the state–from the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska to Prince William Sound in central Alaska to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the far north.  Artists may kayak, motorboat,  fly or hike while camping in remote areas, all the while partnered with a wilderness professional and engaged in projects that assist with resource management.  Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for twelve lucky artists (and maybe more, as some hosting areas may select more than one artist). The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020.

Feel free to contact me with any questions at barbara.lydon@usda.gov, and also check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/votw


Call for Artists & Photographers – Winter Innovate Grants
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Winter 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply https://innovateartistgrants.org
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. For more information visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Apply Online Today: https://innovateartistgrants.org


Launched in January of 2019, Sunspot Literary Journal is changing the world by amplifying multinational voices. Published five times a year in digital and print editions, Sunspot accepts fiction, poetry, nonfiction, scripts and screenplays, including long-form pieces up to 49,000 words, and translations. Photography, illustrations and art are also accepted. Payments include annual Editor’s Prize, cover art, and contest winners

Submit: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit Website: https://sunspotlit.com/


 Taking Flight: An International Juried Bird Art Exhibition For Youth Ages 4 to 18. The Taking Flight Exhibition aims to create greater awareness and appreciation for birds, support the development of young artists, and share their art with the public at a 

professional museum. Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and June 15, 2020. Juried art will be exhibited at the museum September 2020 – March, 2021. 963 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021. Learn more: www.massaudubon.org/youthart


Submit to “The Sick” for publication. Deadline: February 15, 2020. https://seventh-child.com/submit

New art & literary press, Seventh Child, is seeking submissions for its first open call, to result in a print publication dissecting THE SICK. All interpretations of the theme are welcome, including those which are arguably challenging, subversive, unorthodox, or uncomfortably subjective. Art of every stripe is encouraged, with little or no restriction: poetry, photography, illustration, creative nonfiction, three-dimensional work represented two-dimensionally in order to be fit for print, etc. Final selection from submissions will be based on considerations of craft, relevance, and potential for stimulating connections with other pieces set for inclusion. Everyone featured in the final publication will receive a free copy.

To submit: Please send 1-5 work samples as email attachments (hi-res jpegs or pdfs) to info@seventh-child.com and include your name as you wish it to be printed, as well as website, social media handles, or other online presence, if applicable. There is no entry fee to submit.


Call for Artists: Brickscape Arts Residency and Exhibition. Brickscape is a five-week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. 5-10 artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different location chosen each year. At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation art will be on display as part of a two-week, city-wide festival. 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. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply. Socially engaged or process-based artists are also eligible and encouraged to apply. Previous experience creating installation art is not required. For more information and application guidelines please visit: www.brickscape.org


Call for Photographers: San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards. Put your work in front of our distinguished jurors for a chance to be part of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. $3,000 in Prizes. Gold and Silver Medal Awards featured on Bokeh Bokeh Photo and shared with our influential past jurors. Gallery Award photographs exhibited during the signature Exhibition of the Month of Photography at the ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California. Portfolio Awards receive solo features on Bokeh Bokeh Photo. Deadline: May 13, 2020. Eligibility: The theme is open, and photographers worldwide are invited to participate. More information, and submission, is at: https://baymop.com/call/.


OKPOP (Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture) will highlight Oklahoma’s creative spirit and influence on pop culture around the world. Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth, James Garner, Ron Howard, Leon Russell, Wes Studi, Bob Wills, Alfre Woodard and dozens of others will be a highlight in its exhibitions and collections. The artwork budget for the project is $250,000. The link below provides more information and the submission page. Deadline is March 16. https://arts.ok.gov/Our_Programs/OAIPP/Calls_for_Artists.html


“The Women’s Coordinating Council of UTK is seeking submissions for Knoxville Monologues, a performance showcase of longform art pieces centered around cultural identity. We are happy to accept traditional prose monologues, visual art, music, poetry, and more, and are especially interested in pieces that express cultural identity and align with WCC’s pillars of anti-racism, reproductive freedom, gender equity, and LGBTQ-inclusivity. Submissions are due February 25, and should be emailed to womenscoordinatingcouncil@gmail.com


By the People, a free, city-wide international arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon in Washington, DC, is holding an open call for artists working in all mediums and art forms to submit proposals for performances or large scale artworks. The festival’s more than 100 events include performances, art installations, and curated conversations about what it means to seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The preliminary thematic framework for By the People 2020 is entitled CULTURE SUPREME featuring installations and performances addressing the current shift in how Americans enact and shape democracy, from a political to a cultural perspective. Artists working in any discipline who can commit to creating and exhibiting work during June 12th-28th, 2020 are eligible to apply. For more information and to access the 2020 application visit: https://halcyon.submittable.com/submit. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a final due date of March 23rd.