Call for Art: Contemporary South

Call for Art: Contemporary South 2017, VAE, Raleigh, NC

Deadline – 11:59pm on December 21, 2016

The South is a hub for creativity. Raleigh is doing its part to lead this charge: The City of Raleigh recently adopted the Raleigh Arts Plan, a ten-year master plan to strengthen arts and culture for all. The newly appointed Director of the Office of Raleigh Arts has committed to “saying yes” to more creative people.

To do our part, VAE showcases some of the most ambitious and timely works by artists from across the region in our annual exhibition, Contemporary South. The purpose of the exhibition is to gather a survey of what creative people in the Regional South are currently creating. Since 2012 this exhibition has grown and expanded to become one of VAE’s most well-received exhibitions. We invite you to help us make COSO17 the best iteration yet!

Call for Art: McColl Center Experiential Space, Charlotte, NC

Request for Proposals: McColl Center Experiential Space, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC

Deadline: October 31, 2016

As a way to deepen McColl Center’s visitor experience and attract new visitors, the Center is requesting proposals that activate an artist’s studio at McColl Center with an innovative participatory experience. The project should be activated using an arts-based installation/project that is participatory in nature. A successful project should invite the public to actively engage as cultural participants while furthering the mission of McColl Center. The project can be designed with collaborators, in conjunction with previous works of art, or created as a new body of work. We invite all applicants to use their imagination to create an environment that is welcoming, compelling, and engaging.

Call for Art: Pitch, Please! VAE, Raleigh, NC

Call for Art: Pitch, Please! Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, North Carolina

Deadline: Ongoing

VAE is here to support creative people and creative ideas. PITCH, PLEASE! is an ongoing, open, call-for-proposals that acts as an avenue for artists to pitch their most creative ideas to VAE! Our team is here to help, filled with knowledge, and has access to resources like space, funding opportunities, and community partners.


Use this simple application to help us understand the exhibition idea, performance, project, event, or whatever creative you’re excited about and we will get in touch to start the conversation!


Call for Art: Build, Ceil Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Call for Art: Build, Ceil Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

Deadline: Aug 21, 2016

Up from the floors, out of the walls, down from the rafters, winding, reaching, arching, grasping — from ants to kings, we love to build. This exhibition will focus on design, structure and the process of building, to include both the functional and the whimsical, mechanical, stick-built or ethereal. Both man-made and organic structures may be featured, although no materials subject to deterioration within a 30 day window will be accepted. Possible materials might include wood, metal, wire, fabric, floss, hard trash, etc. There are no size restrictions; however, space will be a consideration. The gallery includes window space, wall space (sheetrock over brick), open rafters, painted cement flooring, and a rooftop area 20 feet above ground. Please notify us if there are any display restrictions (i.e. not suitable for exterior sites). Both 2-D and 3-D work will be considered. All US artists and artist teams are welcome to apply.

Residency: McColl Center, Charlotte, NC

Residency: McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, North Carolina

Deadline: Residency program applications are accepted year round and online only.

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is the primary venue for contemporary art in uptown Charlotte. Artists and engagement are essential to the Center. McColl Center supports artists who are at a place in their work of artistic, intellectual, or technical breakthrough. The Center is a place where artists push their own boundaries and supports artists who are beginning a new project or working toward that process.

Call for Art: The Art of Paper, UNC Pembroke, NC

Call for Art: The Art of Paper, 7th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

Deadline: July 15, 2016

The A.D. Gallery at the University of North Carolina Pembroke is hosting its 7th Annual International Juried Exhibition, The Art of Paper. Submissions for this exhibition should reflect work that uses paper as medium. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Submissions must depict progressive approaches to paper art and explore a wide range of means to utilize paper as medium. Composition, technique, style and expression will be considered in the selection process. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded. Entry fee.

Call for Art: CCCD, Asheville, NC

Call for Art: Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Asheville, North Carolina

Deadline: May 31, 2016

I n 2015, CCCD launched a new program series titled Back to the Drawing Board, that invited six artists take over Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to create interactive installations, performances, and other experimental activities.
This year, CCCD is pleased to continue Back to the Drawing Board as a feature program of it’s 20th Anniversary celebration to be held on August 11, 2016. Three selected projects will be staged throughout CCCD’s three-story building at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
Artists, makers, designers and performers of all disciplines are welcome to propose a project plan. Preference will be given to new projects not yet presented in public, with an emphasis on process and audience collaboration. Works in progress are welcome, with the intention of exposing the public to the, often unseen, creative process. Ideas that will engage the public in a critical dialogue are encouraged.
Each takeover will occur from 7-10 pm, Thursday August 11, 2016. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for materials and travel expenses.–CCCD-seeks-proposals-for-gallery-takeovers.html?soid=1101351684672&aid=h6z610SD8aA