Calls For Artists



Location: Nashville, TN

Deadline for Entry: October 1st, 2021

Dates of Exhibition: December 9th, 10th, 11th, 2021




The Tennessee Titans, in conjunction with The Fort Houston Artisan Support Project, call for artists of all media to submit up to (3) pieces each for a three-day art exhibition in December 2021. This event will take place in Nashville, TN, and feature artwork selected in addition to interactive installations and performances. Submissions of all types of media are highly encouraged.

Work submitted should reflect an intersection of Art, Football, and Nashville. Team colors, logos, photography, and the stadium are all encouraged as inspiration but not mandatory. We want to proudly celebrate your artistic license in the work. Take chances and push the work. That’s where the magic happens. While a literal approach is not necessary, it must be apparent that your work is Titans themed or related.

When submitting via email, please title your subject line ‘Titans Artwork Submission’. Your submission should consist of images of your finished piece(s), personal contact information, and a short statement about your work.

If selected for participation in the exhibition, please confirm your participation no later than October 30th. Work must be received by November 15th, to be shown in the event taking place in December. All sales will be recorded and artists notified by January 1st, 2022.

For more information, visit the webpage or email: TITANS@FORTHOUSTON.ORG

Call for Artists Proposals for a Public Realm Artwork

Maximum Budget: $25,000

Installation Location: Heckart Community Center, Sedalia, MO

Deadline: October 1, 2021

SPARC (Sedalia Parks Art as Recreation Committee) is delighted to announce an open call
opportunity to commission a new public realm artwork to be sited at the new Heckart Community Center
in Sedalia, Missouri. The Heckart Community Center will open in March of 2022 and will be located at 3rd
Street and Limit (South 65 Highway). The artwork will be located on the exterior.
We are inviting artists to propose initial ideas in response to the Call for Artists. Shortlisted
artists will be invited to an online interview, with one proposal selected for approval by the
Sedalia Parks and Recreation Board.

Dates to Remember:

  • October 1, 2021: Call for Artist Submission Deadline 4:00 p.m.
  • October 11, 2021: Shortlisted Artists Online or In-person Interview
  • October 20, 2021: Chosen Artist Notified
  • October 25, 2021: Project and artist announced publicly
  • March 2022: SPARC Committee visits artist
  • May 2022: Artist informs committee of needs for site preparation
  • July 2022: SPARC Committee visits artist
  • October 2022: Art piece installed

Commissioning Information:

We are seeking to appoint an artist with:

  • An established record of works sited in the public realm
  • A practice that is strongly participatory and socially engaging
  • A record of producing work that engages and involves local communities, removing
    barriers to participation in the arts

SPARC is seeking an artist(s) to create an imaginative response to the call for artists, in
particular we are looking for a response that:

  • Can be installed within the grounds Heckart Community Center in Sedalia, MO
  • Adds to the visitor experience at the Heckart
  • Appeals to a diverse local audience – both people that already visit the site and also
    attracting new visitors, and higher frequency of visits at all times of the year
  • Parks and Rec will prepare the site according to artists’ spec (such as size of pad.)

How to Apply
Submit the following via email to

  • A resume
  • A selection of up to 10 images of previous work

We actively support applications from artists of diverse backgrounds and protected groups.

SPARC is a committee of Sedalia Parks and Recreation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life
through art and nature of those who visit Sedalia’s parks.

The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society.

Deadline: October 4, 2021

It is awarded annually to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his/her/their body of work. The Ettl Grant is for a mature body of work; sculpture created in workshop or instructional settings should not be submitted.

Applicants cannot be elected members of the National Sculpture Society. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

The jury will consist of three prominent sculptors.

The grant will be awarded in June 2022.

Submission Materials:

  • Images of 11 to 15 works of sculpture.
    • Images must be in JPG (.jpg) format. Roughly 72-150 dpi and 8 inches to 11 inches on its longest side.
  • A resume

To Submit:

Submissions can be made through Entry-Thingy

NSS programs are open to individuals of all races, ethnic origins, colors, genders and religions.

Tennessee Craft Invites Artists to Apply for the 2022 Master Artist Apprentice Program

Deadline for apprentice applications: November 1, 2021.

Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission, announces the opening of the 2022 Master Artist Apprentice Program (MAAP) apprentice application process. This mentoring program offers artists a unique opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary craft skills firsthand from master craft artists.

All artists in the program choose challenging goals that will advance their skills and knowledge as craft artists. The MAAP was created to boost artists to the next level of their professional development during an intensive six-month one-on-one mentorship, not typically available in most learning environments.


Call for Entries: 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Location: Knoxville, TN

The deadline for entries is Sunday, December 5, 2021.

The Arts & Culture Alliance announces a call for entries for its 16th annual National Juried Exhibition, developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale and display their work. Approximately 45-55 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will will be selected for exhibition in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, the anchor to Knoxville’s downtown arts scene, from February 4-26, 2022.

Cash awards total more than $1,000.
Artists may view the information and complete the entry form at