Calls For Artists

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.

Dickens of a Christmas

December 11-12, 2021
Artist Application:
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021

Dickens of a Christmas is our annual Victorian-themed street festival. This unique holiday event features costumed carolers and characters from Charles Dickens stories strolling the streets, seasonal food and treats, demonstrators, and an art and craft show throughout the downtown footprint. The celebration typically attracts 100,000+ visitors over the course of the weekend.

We invite artists and craftspeople who create their own items to apply; we are particularly interested in vendors with heritage crafts, holiday items and specialty gifts.

The event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association – A Division of the Heritage Foundation to foster economic vitality for local businesses and visiting vendors while creating beloved community events that enrich and preserve the historic charm and enduring spirit of our town.


Venue: Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, TN

Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 31st – Responses will be sent by the end of August

Show Dates: October 9 – November 7, 2021

Wavelength Space invites artists and makers to submit works for Femme Vitale, a show celebrating and recognizing myriad forms of the body, feminine experience, women’s stories, struggles, strengths, and transformations: coming-of-age, into new identities or life roles, into motherhood, out of youth, into age and time. We are looking for a diverse range of perspectives/points of view/expressions of these topics so artists of any identity should apply.

Open to all media. Video/projection works would require artists to provide required tech
equipment for exhibition.

Wavelength Space is an artist-run gallery in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, TN showing contemporary work by emerging to mid-career artists from around the U.S.

co-curated by Raquel Mullins and Leah Dalton

Please email all requested information and digital materials directly to with subject line “Femme Vitale Submission – Your Name”

To complete your entry, submit a non-refundable $30 submission fee via this secure payment link. If you have any questions or issues please email

It is best to send only one email that contains the following:

1. 3-4 image attachments (JPGs) of your artwork
Images should be 300dpi and at least 900 pixels wide or high. Please name the image files as follows:
Title of Work, medium(s) used, dimensions, price.jpg
(On your computer prior to attaching to an email, you need to locate the file, and with your cursor, click once onto the file name, before the .jpg extension and type in the identification information).
2. Short BIO (Word document ONLY, no PDFS, please!)
Please do not send CVs or resumes and write bio info as 3rd person
3. An artist statement (written in 1st person) no longer than 2 paragraphs related to your work and practice. (Artist Bio and Statement should be in the same .doc or .docx file)
4. Contact Information: Including Name, website, IG handle, email address, mailing address and phone number

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Art Work: Sculptural and 2d – Call for Entries exhibition “Regional Call”

Venue: Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Application Deadline: Friday, July 30th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Fee: No fee


Contact: or 859-252-5222

Exhibition Dates: September 7th– November 5th, 2021

Description: The LASC’s Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition brings together the rich visual traditions of the holiday Dia de los Muertos that celebrates the memories of family, friends and public figures.  Presented in conjunction with the Living Arts & Science Center’s Day of the Dead Festival, the LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition generally features artists that create work in response to the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

The LASC is seeking freestanding or pedestal based sculptural or 2d art works created to the theme of Day of the Dead to be on display leading up to the Living Arts and Science Center’s Day of the Dead Festival on Saturday,October 23rd from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  The full exhibition will run September 7th through November 5th.

Eligibility: The LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition is open to professionals and amateur artists and students 18 years of age or older who reside in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee.  This call is for 2d and sculptural art which can include drawing, painting, digital, mixed media, printmaking, and fiber. All entries must be original and properly prepared for displaying and installation (framed (if needed), wires and hooks for handing etc.). We are a non-profit community organization that provides many classes and educational opportunities to young students. Work that contains overtly sexual, violent, or drug related content will not be accepted.  All work, unless indicated as NFS, will be available for sale during its exhibition at LASC.  The LASC will collect 30% commission on any work sold during the exhibition.  Any work not adhering to these guidelines may be disqualified and the LASC will not be responsible for contacting participants with disqualified entries.

Auditions for Select Roles | Athens Community Theatre presents Disney’s Newsies

Advanced Registration required to audition. Register here.

Audition Dates:  July 25 & 26, 2021.

ACT seeks singers, dancers (including tap dancers), and actors age 14/rising 9th grade and older (including adults) of any and all ethnicities for the roles described below:

Joseph Pulitzer (adult/older adult) A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line.

Medda Larkin (adult woman of color) Inspired by vaudeville performer Aida Overton Walker, this big-voiced saloon singer and star of the Bowery offers her theater as a safe haven for the newsies. An astute entertainer with great comic delivery, she’s a good friend to Jack and stands firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice.

3 ensemble roles (preferably male, age 14-24)

2 ensemble roles with step out speaking parts (male or female, adults)

Athens Community Theatre always practices open auditions, meaning anyone and everyone is welcome to audition. Those who auditioned for this production in July of 2020 and were not offered a role are encouraged to audition again – the production team is not filling open roles based on previous auditions. Please contact The Arts Center staff with any questions about auditioning or participating in an ACT production. The show dates for this production are October 14,15,16, 17, 21, 22, 23, and 24.

Anyone interested in performing in the show must register to audition during one of the appropriate audition times. Each audition slot is limited to eight participants, which is why advanced registration is required. Each participant may register for one audition slot and one audition slot only. There is an exception for those interested in a tap role, in which case they should sign up for two slots: an open audition slot and a tap audition slot. Available audition slots are listed below.

Sunday July 25 at 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm (Open Auditions – singing & dancing)

Monday July 26 at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm (Open Auditions – singing & dancing)

Monday July 26 at 7:30pm (Tap Auditions – call backs, as determined)

Anyone interested in auditioning must register in advance for the appropriate time slot(s) and prepare a 16-bar solo. The Open Auditions include singing and dance auditions, which will be done as a group. Please visit to read more about how to register and how auditions will work.

You may sign up to audition at You may also call The Arts Center with questions, or to register over the phone at 423-745-8781. The Arts Center is located at 320 North White St. in downtown Athens. Staff is available for questions during business hours, which are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. For more information call The Arts Center at 423-745-8781, follow The Arts Center on Facebook, or visit

2021 Call For Applications – Loghaven Artist Residency

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

From Sarah Swinford, Loghaven

Loghaven’s inaugural call for applications runs through July 15. Emerging and established artists in writing, visual art, theater, dance, music composition, and interdisciplinary work are encouraged to apply.  As I shared when we spoke, we do offer all residents a weekly stipend and travel/freight reimbursement.

Loghaven’s first open call for applications will be June 1 through July 15, 2021. Loghaven provides all resident artists with a living stipend in addition to travel and freight reimbursement. Loghaven launched its residency program last year with twenty nominated artists and now invites artists from the following disciplines to apply for residencies occurring in 2022 and 2023:

  • Writing
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Music Composition
  • Interdisciplinary Work

Both emerging and established professional artists are encouraged to submit applications. International artists and artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Applicants must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than two hours away by car from Knoxville. Please find more information at

Artsclamation is now accepting artist applications for the 2021 Artsclamation! The online artist registration is located at ZAPPlication,application deadline is July 2, 2021. Please click the button below to access this year’s form.

About Artsclamation:

Event Dates: Friday, December 3 – Saturday, December 4, 2021
Event Location:
 Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Hall  – Google Maps
Questions regarding how to apply using Zap – Click here for a tutorial.

Artsclamation! is an indoor juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. This year the event returns to where it all began and will be located at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the new Cathedral Hall​. Artsclamation! celebrates 20 years of bringing amazing artists, beautiful artwork, and generous buyers together to support an important cause.

Franklin Art Crawl 2021 – Artist Applications

The Arts Council of Williamson County is now accepting artist applications to participate in the Franklin Art Crawl. This is an opportunity to show your work at participating businesses and historic venues in downtown Franklin. Our first Art Crawl of 2021 will take place Friday, July 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Please complete an artist application if you’d like to display your work and participate as an artist during this event.

Artist Application

Arts Council members at the professional or supporting levels will receive first consideration.

Call for Art: “Marking Lives COVID-19”

DEADLINE: July 1, 2021.

Marking Lives COVID 19” is a collaborative national community art project conceived by Massachusetts visual artist Elizabeth Awalt. Born from a desire to acknowledge and commemorate lives lost in the U.S. to the COVID 19 pandemic, Awalt invites artists and community members to make 1,000 marks of any kind to create original artworks in the medium of his/her/their choice. Artworks are digitally documented and shared in a collective social media based tribute to lost loved ones. Once “Marking Lives COVID-19 has “marked” the majority of lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S., it will serve as a memorial to this tragic era, similar to the powerful AIDS Memorial Quilt.

The deadline to submit digital images of your artwork is July 1, 2021.

Coop Gallery Call for Proposal Prospectus 2022

Entry Deadline June 27, 2021 | Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 31, 2022

COOP Gallery is accepting proposals for one solo show scheduled for March 2022 and we would love to review your work. Artists not accepted for this exhibition will be considered for future solo and group curated exhibitions (many proposals from previous calls have resulted in exhibits in the following year).

The call is open to all artists regardless of nationality or place of residence who are at least 18 years old. Artists may be US-based or international. Submissions may be in any media and we will help artists secure necessary equipment when possible. Artists will be offered a $500 honorarium and must be able to cover shipping and travel expenses beyond that amount.

COOP is Nashville’s longest running artist-run project space and curatorial collective, established in 2010. COOP is committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art through programming that presents challenging, new, or under-represented artists and artworks in our non-profit, volunteer-run space.

For more information email

Town of Farragut: The Two-Dimensional Juried Art Show

Farragut, Tenn. – The Town of Farragut’s inaugural two-dimensional art show will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, from 1-3 p.m. in the Farragut Community Center. The categories for submission are Printing, Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor), Drawing (pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, chalk, etc), Mixed Media, and Junior (17 and under).

Entrance fees are $15 each for the first three submissions and $10 each for the 4th and 5th submissions (maximum of five total). All artwork needs to be ready to hang on art screens with either rubber-coated clips or s-hooks.

Prizes: Best in Show: $250. First in each category: $200. Second in each category: $125. Third in each category: $75. People’s Choice (new this year): $100. Public admission to the show is free.

Register to participate at

Art show rules and regulation


October 30, 2021
Artist Applications:
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

Pumpkinfest is Franklin, Tennessee’s top fall festival, attracting a crowd of about 65,000+ for a full day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, and outstanding art and craft vendors – many of whom feature seasonal and specialty items.

The event is hosted by the Downtown Franklin Association – A Division of the Heritage Foundation to foster economic vitality for local businesses and visiting vendors while creating beloved community events that enrich and preserve the historic charm and enduring spirit of our town.

VAST Art Magazine — Open Call for Artists – Print Issue n°03

Deadline for Issue n°03: June 16, 2021 11:59PM PST

VAST Art Magazine is accepting open call submissions for ISSUE N°03. Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full-color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives.
Learn more at

VAST Art Magazine is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide. See your work in print and published alongside new, emerging, and established practices worldwide.

ArtFields is now calling artists in all mediums to submit for ArtFields 2021! ArtFields turns a small town in South Carolina into a living art gallery by displaying hundreds of artworks in downtown businesses each spring. This exhibition and competition awards $100,000 in prize money and cultivates networking opportunities. Our showcase and celebration of Southeastern artists includes those from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Click Here to Access Digital Promotion Materials