Calls For Artists

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

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Call for Artists – Perry County will mark its 200th birthday Sept. 20-21, 2019 in the quaint town of Linden, the county seat. The Bicentennial Committee, made up of local historians and county and city leaders, has set in motion two days of festivities to celebrate the historic birthday in grand, authentic style. To register as a Arts and Craft Vendor —>.

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.

The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking proposals from artists or art teams for the commission of artwork designed for traffic control box wraps. Wrap designs for this project must be site-specific (i.e. they must reflect or provide commentary on the space in which they are located). Descriptions and photos for each traffic control box location are available in the RFP, attached and available at

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18 with previous professional art and design experience.

BUDGET: Four proposals will be selected for the project, and each finalist will be paid a $1,000 stipend for his/her finalized proposal. The total project budget for the selected commissions is not to exceed $4,000. The selected artists will be responsible for own materials and photography equipment.

DEADLINE:  October 14, 2019

APPLY: Fill out the online application and submit your proposal at

Please view the full RFP for submission guidelines, project schedule, and other info. For questions, email Cheyenne Kumbhare or call 423-975-2706.

The City of Winchester and Winchester Downtown Program Corporation are working in partnership to seek one mural artist or mural artist team, to pa int a Dinah Shore themed mural on the back of a historic building. This mural project is made possible through the Tennessee Arts Commission Creative Placemaking Grant. Interested artists must request full RFP details and submit submit required information by September 18, 2019
4:30 PM CST by mail or electronically to: Yvonne Stewart, City of Winchester , 7 South High Street , Winchester, TN