Calls For Artists


ATTENTION: Deadline is October 30, 2019.

The Bonnaroo Works Fund, in partnership with Arts at the Airport, is seeking proposals for four temporary artistic Bonnaroo-themed displays at Nashville International Airport (BNA) in Nashville, Tenn. The displays, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 16, 2020 – January 24, 2021, encompass four skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal.

For complete guidelines for this Request for Proposals (RFP), click HERE.

For a diagram of the skylight dimensions, click HERE.

Applications must be submitted electronically via Hard copies of submissions will not be accepted. Selection of artists will be juried through (CaFÉ). No artist interviews or presentations will be allowed beyond the materials submitted through

Link directly to this Call for Entry to make a submission on CaFÉ.

Please review all the RFP guidelines carefully. Applicants who have a question after reviewing these instructions may contact the Arts at the Airport Curator at (615) 275-1614 or

The Arts & Culture Group of the Appalachia Funders Network requests sharing, the attached RFP to writers, artists, and/or grad students interested in Central Appalachia and familiar with community development and the arts.

We are looking for an artist/writer to commission to (1) write 4-6 profiles of projects that integrate arts and culture into their community economic development work, and (2) write 20-30 brief summaries of projects that integrate arts and culture into community economic development work. Attached is the RFP with details of the project. You can also find the posting on the Network’s website, here. The deadline to submit proposals is end of day Monday, November 4, 2019.

About the Network: The Appalachia Funders Network works across the Central Appalachian region to accelerate an equitable Appalachian transition by convening and connecting funders for learning, analysis, and collaboration. We envision a healthy, equitable, and vibrant region that, through strong partnerships, civic engagement, and leadership, preserves our unique assets and provides prosperity for all.

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2020: Call for Artists

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is a contemporary art fair for independent artists.

Our three-day fair is February 14-16, 2020 at the hip and stylish The Kinney in Venice, with easy access to Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. stARTup LA takes place concurrently with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary anf Frieze LA gallery fairs nearby. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Applications for stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles will be accepted through November 10, 2019. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee of diverse art world professionals.

There are application and exhibitor fees.  For more information please visit:

Sunspot Lit wants your best fiction, nonfiction, or poetry opening. No restrictions on theme, category, or length of the piece from which the beginning is excerpted. Submit up to 250 words for prose, or up to 25 words for poetry. First place winner and finalists will be published.

Submit entries at:
Opportunity Closes: October 31, 2019
Entry Fee: $8.50

Learn more at

The 2020 TN Craft Master Artist/Apprentice Program Application is Open! Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, announces the opening of the 2020 Master Artist/Apprentice Program (MAAP) application process. This mentoring program offers emerging artists a unique opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills firsthand from master craft artists. Awarded apprentices receive a $1,800 stipend to work with their chosen master from December 1, 2019 to June 15, 2020. The deadline for apprentice applications is November 1, 2019.

Call for Artists & Photographers – Fall Innovate Grants
Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Fall 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
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
Region: US & International
Deadline: November 19, 2019

South Arts has opened applications for this year’s Southern Prize and State Fellowships. We are offering up to $30,000 in cash awards to visual artists in our region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN); this includes nine State Fellowships worth $5,000 each as well as one Southern Prize winner receiving an additional $25,000 and one finalist receiving an additional $10,000. In addition, the Southern Prize winner receives a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2019.