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 ARTISTS & CRAFTERS: SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE ART MARKET

The Arts Council of Princeton is seeking artists and crafters for our 28th annual Sauce for the Goose Outdoor Art Market. This annual pop-up market of artworks by local and regional artists has established itself as a destination for ceramics, textiles, glassware, and additional forms of fine art and craft. This year, to adapt to safety guidelines and provide a comfortable browsing experience, the sale will be held outdoors at the Princeton Shopping Center in their beautiful courtyard. Learn more & apply.


Deadline: September 15, 2021


CALL FOR ARTISTS: YWCA Princeton, Annual Beyond Pink Art Show

Beyond Pink is a signature YWCA Princeton event that celebrates and commemorates local breast cancer survivors and community members of our Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). Many of the pieces featured in our annual gallery are created through the BCRC’s Healing Arts Program, while others are contributed by local artists who have been inspired by survivors

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Beyond Pink Art Show will be held virtually on October 21.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All accepted pieces must be dropped off at the YWCA. (59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, 08540).

For more information or to submit your artwork, please visit us here.

Deadline: October 1, 2021


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Princeton University Graduate Student Mental Health Initiative

This November 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Month at Princeton University. Please help us kickstart the conversation by submitting art, poetry, and essays inspired by mental health, neurodiversity, and well-being for a month-long art exhibition (in-person and online) and printed catalogue.

Submissions will be displayed on this website. To submit a piece, fill out the submission form by clicking on the image above or the link here.

For more information, email graduatementalhealth@gmail.com.

Deadline: October 16, 2021


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair Gallery

In a time of uncertainty, restrictions, and precautions, we look to pundits and experts to tell us what to think and how to behave, in this world of didactic moralism, we say “ENOUGH!”

Let’s see some art that enables us to perceive beyond the tangible. We need Absolute Abstraction. We are looking for artwork that allows the viewer to draw their own conclusions.

To apply, please click here.

Deadline: September 17, 2021


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: International Sculpture Center

The ISC’s first hybrid conference, Voices on Community through Time and Space, will bring together the worldwide sculpture community to engage in dialogue about the past, present and future of the contemporary sculpture field.

Dates:September 27 – October 8, 2021

Website: https://sculpture.org/mpage/Conference2021

Tickets: $125+

For more information, please email events@sculpture.org.


CALL FOR ARTISTS: ApuliaAste

ApuliaAste is pleased to present the 1st edition of RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future, the curatorial project dedicated to the best national and international artistic talents.

The curatorial project will be presented in prestigious exhibition spaces in Puglia and Basilicata (Italy) from November 2021 to April 2022 and is part of the famous celebrations for the 25 years since UNESCO recognition of the city of Alberobello, which will last one year, starting from 6 December 2021 until 6 December 2022.

Furthermore, during the exhibition at the Alberobello site, a competition, promoted by ApuliaAste, to select the best work exhibited for the event, evaluated by experts at national level, which will be donated to Municipality of Alberobello, as an important contribution to the city to enhance and promote the knowledge of Contemporary Artists. In this case, the artist, winner of the competition, will make available a new work to be exhibited during the events and the auction, in order to continue the exhibition itinerary for which he was selected.

In this climate of annual UNESCO celebrations, the project RenovArt becomes a springboard and an unmissable opportunity for every emerging national and international artist. In fact, the artists, who will be selected to participate in the project, will have the great opportunity to present their works during:

– 1 exhibition in Alberobello, from 25 November to 10 December 2021, during the celebrations of the 25th UNESCO recognition, at a prestigious location in the historic center

– 1 exhibition in Matera, January 2022, at a historic and prestigious location in the Sassi

– 1 exhibition in Turi, February 2022, at an important historical location

– 1 online auction on the portal Bidspirit in March / April 2022

Participation in the project is limited. The selection of the participants will be carried out by a special judging commission of experts, curators, art historians and art professionals, which will evaluate the applications received, selecting them according to historical-artistic criteria of quality, originality and uniqueness of the works, in order to include the artists in the exhibition for a maximum of 100 participants.

At the end of the evaluation of the applications, ApuliaAste will publish the list of artists participating in the project on the site (www.apuliaaste.com) and social networks.

To take part in the project selection the artists can send a presentation or a portfolio of their painting, photography, installation and sculpture works, curriculum vitae, biography, images of the works in .png or .jpg format in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) by e-mail to progetti@apuliaaste.com

The selection is open to painters, photographers, sculptors, designers and performers, and will end when the 100 participating artists are reached or by October 31, 2021.

The participation provides a registration fee only for selected artists.


CALL FOR ARTISTS: PRINCETON SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH ART CONTEST

The Princeton Seventh Day Adventist Church is looking for sheep to join Jesus, Mary and Joseph for our nativity scene at 223 N. Harrison St, Princeton, NJ.

Drawings must be simple in outline. The winners will be given a 4×4 ft piece of plywood and paint to complete their drawing on the plywood. We will cut it out and mount it for display.

Submit your drawings for consideration by October 1st to princetonsdachuch@gmail.com.

Deadline: October 1, 2021


CALL FOR ARTISTS: MONTGOMERY ARTS COUNCIL

The Montgomery Arts Council invites professional NJ-based artists 20 years and older, to submit original work for its 1st Annual Pop-Up Exhibition being held October 22nd-24th. 

All artwork must have been created between January of 2020 to the present, in any medium (except video*), in any family-friendly genre. 

Accepted artists will be given a 12′ x 12′ (approximate) space to set up and exhibit their work. Unfortunately, there is limited space, and not all artists will be accepted. 

Please see call for complete details. If you have any questions, please email admin@karentuveson.com.

Reception: October 22nd, 6-9pm

Exhibit: October 23rd-24th

Deadline: September 24, 2021



ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
PRINCETON MAKES

Beginning in Fall 2021, there will be a new place in Princeton for artists and crafters to make and sell their works.

PRINCETON MAKES is a cooperative studio and retail space to be located in the Princeton Shopping Center.

Artist/Crafters will have an assigned space for their studio and a common space to sell their products.Each Artist/Crafter will be expected to work approximately one retail shift per week.

If you may have interest in participating or if you have questions, please email Jim Levine at princetonmakes@gmail.com.


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:
THE ADOLPH & ESTHER GOTTLIEB EMERGENCY GRANT
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits. Learn more.

No deadline


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


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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