The Arts Council prides itself on making opportunities availble for artists and creatives. Below is a list of ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES (grants, fellowships, residencies, studio practice, etc) & CALLS FOR ART from both the ACP and submitted organizations.


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CALL FOR ART:
SOUTHEASTERN ART SHOW & MARKET

The Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) call for artists is now open for adults and youth. SEASAM features 18 judges’ awards for adults, 10 awards for youth ages 14 and older and a people’s choice award. Artists must be from federally recognized Southeastern or Woodland tribes. SEASAM and SEASAM Youth will be virtual beginning Oct. 2 and continuing through Dec. 31, 2020. The application deadline for competition entries is 9 a.m. CDT, Sept. 21, 2020. Artists may apply for the market through Dec. 31, 2020. For more information and to apply, visit SEASAM.net or call (580) 272-5520.
DEADLINE: September 21, 2020. Learn more

 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
NEW JERSEY FILM FESTIVAL

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center proudly announces the 39th Bi-Annual Spring 2021 New Jersey Film Festival. The festival will be held between January 29 and February 28, 2021 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and will showcase the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings, special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew and more. For more information go to www.njfilmfest.com, call (848) 932-8482 or e-mail us at NJMAC@aol.com or njmac12@gmail.com

DEADLINES:
Extended: September 30, 2020

Late Deadline: October 20, 2020

Learn more.


CALL FOR ART:
LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL

We’re celebrating the 20+ mile trail running through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships by inviting creators of all ages and skill levels to share their drawings, paintings, videos and photos of scenes along the trail.

Every other month, we’ll introduce a new theme for you to explore in any medium. At the close of each period, we’ll feature selected creations in virtual galleries on our website, across our social media channels, with local media and, by sharing your story, your website and your social media profiles to all our friends and followers. Be sure to tell us what inspired your piece when you submit your image.

For inspiration, take a walk along the trail with your camera and your art supplies, see our trail pics, or tap into your own imagination. The possibilities are endless!

Creators can be any age and need not be professional artists. There’s no cost. Our goal is to engage and connect with you, and to celebrate our community. Learn more.

THEMES & DEADLINES:
Aug-Sep
 (submit by Sep 30, 2020): Flora and Fauna

Oct-Nov (submit by Nov 30, 2020): Waterways
Dec-Jan (submit by Jan 31, 2021): Still Life
Feb-Mar (submit by Mar 31, 2021): Architecture
Apr-May (submit by May 31, 2021): Self-Portrait


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TOWNSHIP OF EAST WINDSOR
GATEWAY TO EAST WINDSOR PROJECT

The Township of East Windsor in Mercer County, New Jersey is requesting proposals for an outdoor art installation to be located on Township public property at the intersection of Route 130 and Route 33.    The art installation should provide an attractive and memorable entry point into our Township and have a connection to our community.  There are no specific requirements for materials, style or form, but the proposed installation should be (a) an original work of art, (b) sufficiently large to be visible to vehicle traffic on both Route 130 and Route 33, and (c) sufficiently durable for an outdoor installation.  It is anticipated that $10,000 or more will be available through sponsorship from the local business community and a matching grant could be sought through the National Endowment for the Arts or other organizations.  Donated or loaned installations will also be happily considered.

DEADLINE: September 30. Learn more.


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
OYSTER POINT HOTEL, RED BANK
ARTIST RESIDENCY

With the Artist in Residence Program at the Oyster Point Hotel, we invite artists to exhibit their work in the Hotel guest rooms for a period of one year. Benefits to the artists include:

  • A minimum of a one-month long exhibition in the public gallery spaces of the Hotel.
  • Printing the artist’s name on the front window of the Hotel for the duration of the year.
  • Including the artist’s work in the online Art Store at the Oyster Point Hotel.
  • Having the work seen during private tours of the guest rooms conducted by the Oyster Point Curator.
  • Production of a sales brochure.
  • Promotion on all social media outlets of the Oyster Point Hotel.
  • Press release distribution.

DEADLINE: September 30. Learn more


CALL FOR ART:
NEW JERSEY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
ONLINE 78th ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION

The exhibition is open to Non-Member residents of New Jersey, 18 years or older, and NJWCS Associate and Elected Members with paid-up 2020 dues. We accept paintings done in water media (including acrylic), collage created with water media on watercolor paper, or Yupo. We do not accept paintings previously shown in any NJWCS show, copies, prints, watercolor on canvas, classwork or workshop creations, computer-generated, water-soluble oils, varnished, woven, or dimensional build-up of textural materials and nude paintings.

DEADLINE: October 1. Learn more


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE
2021 HARPO EMERGING ARTIST INSTITUTE

The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute is a prestigious award established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice with the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to self-defined under-recognized emerging visual artists. National and international artist my apply. Must be over the age of 25. May not be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline, October 1, 2020.

DEADLINES: Applications due: October 1, 2020
References due: October 8, 2020

Application Fee: $10 // Deposit (refundable): $150. Learn more.


CALL FOR ART:
THE WINDOWS AT STUDIO MONTCLAIR GALLERY

Studio Montclair is seeking proposals for artwork to be installed in the display windows that run along Bloomfield Avenue, adjacent to the Studio Montclair Gallery. There are a total of four display windows; each will be treated as an independent space. Submitted proposals may treat the space as a site-specific installation, or as a solo or small group exhibit hung in a traditional gallery style or salon style. Both 2D and/or 3D work can be displayed in the windows. Learn more about the Windows and more Studio Montclair Gallery opportunities. 

DEADLINE: December 31, 2020


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
PHILADELPHIA PHOTO ARTS CENTER
ARTIST RESIDENCY

Our Artist Residency program assists talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work. The program provides necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities, and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC. 

Each individual residency will be one month long. Timing is flexible, but the proposed project must occur within the residency term of October 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021. 

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation/completion of work already in process or the creation of new work. 

DEADLINE: Rolling


COMING SOON!
ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:

NJSCA ARTISTS IN EDUCATION GRANT

AIE is the cornerstone of the Arts Council Arts Education Program and is cosponsored with Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Through this annual grant program, practicing professional artists are placed in long-term residencies (20+ days) in schools across the state. Residencies are offered in all disciplines and at all grade levels. All schools can apply for one-year residencies.

DEADLINE: Please check back in Fall 2020 for information about the FY21 AIE grant opportunity.


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
RIVER TOWN MAGAZINE’S ONLINE SALES GALLERY

Our local artists are the heart and soul of this community. That’s why Herald Publishing, which owns both River Towns Magazine and the Bucks County Herald, is so passionate about supporting local artists and helping to sustain a thriving arts community. It is that same passion that led to the creation of the Art of the River Towns Juried Show and Sale, co-chaired by Pearl and Chuck Mintzer, and the creation of this new online sales gallery. We didn’t want the postponement of the show until October, or what’s happening with our local economy generally to impede our efforts to generate sales for our artists.

In the coming weeks and months, this commitment will be translated into a significant level of marketing and promotional support for the online sales gallery—geared to promote sales of your work. All local artists are welcome to submit work.These are tough times for everyone, including our artists. For this reason, we are inviting all local artists, not just those whose work was selected by our jury for the Art of the River Towns Show, to submit work for sale on our Art of the River Towns Online Sales Gallery. Learn more and submit your work.

DEADLINE: Ongoing

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
MID ATLANTIC ARTS FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 

Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence. 

Individual NJ-based artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for New Jersey. At the annual deadline for these programs, a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process. Learn more.

DEADLINE: Vary upon opportunity


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
PRINCETON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:
SPECIAL AWARD OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS

The Princeton Area Community Foundation administers a number of special awards to recognize achievement and dedication in our community. The Rebecca Annitto’s Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) Fund Internship Award and our Diana Rochford Memorial Fund Service Award give high school students the chance to have meaningful summer employment at nonprofits.

The Thomas George Artists Fund Award helps support young artists immediately following college graduation, and the Leslie “Bud” Vivian Memorial Fund Award recognizes community members who have spent years making this region a better place to live. Learn more.
DEADLINE: Varying upon award