The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to share the following opportunities for artists that have recently been submitted to us. If you have any questions about an opportunity, please contact the listed organization.

The Asheville Area Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any specific opportunities, but provides this list for information only. We encourage artists to research each opportunity thoroughly before applying.

Asheville Fine Art Show: Call for Youth Artists

Submit your original and personally handmade art to be publicly displayed during the Asheville Art Show, downtown at U.S. Cellular Center.  Submit your application by May 1, 2017. For grades K-8 or ages 5-13. Presented by Hot Works and sponsored by the …

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April 27, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Wilmington Arts Council’s Call for Entry: B40

This exhibit is open to all artists under 40 years of age whose county abuts I-40. We recognize the significance of Interstate 40 as a main access point to our region and hope to celebrate the talented visual artists that live in counties that touch I- …

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April 27, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Call for Artists – 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit

3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community WHAT: Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton, NC, is hosting the 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit, celebrating ageless creativity …

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February 24, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Creative Age Senior Art Exhibit – Call for Artists

Grace Ridge Retirement Community is please to announce the 3rd Annual Creative Age Senior Art Exhibit in Morganton, NC which will be held June 8-21, 2017. Artists age 60 years and older are invited to submit entries to have their artwork included in th …

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April 6, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild: Call for Artists

Since 1970, the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC, has hosted a profitable marketplace for the finest contemporary crafts in the United States. Our annual indoor show provides a premier showcase for CDCG E …

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April 13, 2017 - May 12, 2017

Professional Development Grants for Artists

ASHEVILLE, NC –The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce the 2017 Professional Development Grant for Artists. These resources will be granted to individuals to attend professional development courses to aid them in reaching their busi …

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December 28, 2016 - May 15, 2017

Artisan Fair of Rocky Mount: Call for Vendors

There is an exciting new artist opportunity in Rocky Mount. In partnership with the Rotary Club, Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences is presenting a brand new artisan fair on May 20th, 9:00-3:00 (vendor setup is 7:30 – 8:30). The fair is part of …

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March 16, 2017 - May 20, 2017

Xpand Fest – Call for Vendors

Xpand Your Vision, a community organizing non-profit, in partnership with the South Slope Neighborhood Association, invites you to submit to become a local art vendor at the inaugural outdoor street festival, to be held June 10, 2017 from 11 am – 9 pm. …

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March 23, 2017 - May 25, 2017

WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival: Call for Artists and Vendors

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina is hosting a Merchant Village in conjunction with the 2017 WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival. This event is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-29th) and is a 3-day sales event w …

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March 30, 2017 - May 25, 2017

The Bright Angle Offering Summer Internship

We are seeking an intern who is passionate about ceramics and design to join us this summer at The Bright Angle Handmade Design Studio in Asheville, NC! The applicant should be a hard worker, self-motivated and detail oriented. Ideally, we are looking …

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March 16, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Art on Main: Fine Art/Fine Craft – Call for Artists

We are very excited to announce that the Arts Council of Henderson County will now be hosting their 58th annual Fine Art/Fine Craft Show on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, NC. With this exciting move, there will be more room for booths, a more …

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May 1, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Dave Bown Projects – 14th Semiannual Competition

You’re invited to participate! $10,000 in Cash Prizes – Dave Bown Projects – 14th Semiannual Competition Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. Jurors: Alison Hear …

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April 27, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Development and Arts Administration Internship at Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park’s Arts Administration Internship provides ‘hands-on’ immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia pro …

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December 7, 2016 - July 15, 2017

Independent Study & Mentoring Program – Now Accepting Applications

The Village Potters are currently accepting applications for our Independent Study * Mentoring program with an entry date of November 1st, 2017. Application deadline is Friday, August 25. The Village Potters Independent Study & Mentoring Program (I …

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April 6, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Aesthetica Art Prize: Call for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and jud …

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April 13, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Waterworks Visual Arts Center: Call for North Carolina Artists

Waterworks Visual Arts Center (WVAC) in partnership with The Hurley Park Foundation will present a special juried group exhibition in celebration of the park’s pearl anniversary, The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 Years. Artists from all over North Carolin …

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March 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017