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.

Hard Times Personal Essay Contest

Hard Times Personal Essay Contest    Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2017. Guidelines: Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and c …

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May 4, 2017 - May 30, 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

Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Call for Artists

The Jule Collins Smith Museum and Fine Art at Auburn University is now accepting submissions from sculptors for Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Up to 15 works will be chosen for yearlong display on the museum’s grounds. The juror …

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May 25, 2017 - June 1, 2017

City of Asheville asking for entries for new Lexington Avenue public artwork

A new public artwork will come to downtown Asheville, thanks to a collaboration between the Asheville Downtown Association Foundation and the City’s Public Art & Cultural Commission. The new public artwork will be installed at 65 N. Lexington Ave., …

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May 11, 2017 - June 9, 2017

New Residency Fellowship Opportunities for Artists & Writers

Twenty-five (25) Vermont Studio Center fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. ALL artists and writers who apply at our June 15th, 2017 deadline will be automatically considered for a VSC fellowship. Every …

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May 25, 2017 - June 15, 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

North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival 2017 – Call for Applicants

The Village Potters’s are hosting Asheville’s very own Ceramic Arts Festival this Fall! The festival will be located at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd., Asheville NC 28806 on September 23, 2017. CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES: Application Deadline – June 30th …

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May 11, 2017 - June 30, 2017

World Peace Mural Tour Returning to Asheville

Internationally recognized wall artist Renda Writer will be returning to the Asheville area early June 2017 and is seeking a new wall. Help Renda and his team find a new location for their next mural. Email a picture of the wall you have in mind to Wor …

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May 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Bright Star Theatre – Seeking Sales Person for Their Team

Bright Star Theatre is a rapidly growing theatre and media company based in Asheville.  We are the nation’s largest provider of theatrical school assemblies with shows that address topics like anti-bullying, character education, diversity and literacy. …

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May 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Looking for artists to create some funky and fun artwork for an embroidered patch project!

We are a custom embroidered patch company looking for unique and interesting artists for a new subsidiary we are starting. This is an opportunity to get your art noticed and created into cool custom patches and earn yourself a commission. The sky is th …

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May 1, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Call for ReVIEWING proposals

  Media contact: Maggie Cramer, outreach + development manager, maggie@blackmountaincollege.org, (828) 318-7005 BMCM+AC Announces ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 9 + Two Dynamic New Initiatives Call for ReVIEWING proposals due July 1, 2017; conference …

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May 4, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Studio available at The Refinery Creator Space

Available now at The Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Ave: 940 square foot studio space with a large north-facing window. 24-hour access available to tenants, but this is a work only space. Rent is $975/month, + utilities. Join the community of artists …

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May 18, 2017 - July 1, 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

Part Time Music & Part Time Art Teacher needed

The new ACS Middle School opening in August called Montford North Star Academy is in search of a part time music (or band) teacher and an art teacher who would be willing to work in an innovative STEAM school. They are looking for each teacher to teach …

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May 26, 2017 - July 15, 2017

The Toe River Arts Council 2017 Juried Show – Call for Artists!

The Tow River Arts Council in Mitchell and Yancey Counties in WNC is hosting the Third Annual Toe Tiver Arts Juried Show. Deadline is August 2, 2017. Exhibition will run from Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery and is open to artists 18+ in …

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May 11, 2017 - August 2, 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

Literary Fiction Contest

 Literary Fiction Contest Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2017. Guidelines: Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Your name, address, email, phone and title …

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May 4, 2017 - August 30, 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

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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May 25, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Caldwell Arts Council 3rd Annual Sculpture Celebration: Call for Entries

Caldwell Arts Council announces the 32nd annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC on Saturday September 9, 2017. Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, potential sales and commission …

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May 25, 2017 - September 1, 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