Competitions, Classes, Workshops and Auditions, and Job Postings
The following artist opportunities are listed as a service to artists in our community. The Arts Council receives these notifications from many sources, and assumes no liability for their content. If your arts organization has information they would like listed on this page please e-mail Mary Kinney, Marketing Director for the Arts Council, at email@example.com. If you would like more information on exhibiting your artwork at the Arts Council, view the Featured Opportunities below and visit our Exhibit Page for upcoming open exhibits. (To see an archive of monthly Artists Opportunities provided by the NC Arts Council, go to http://ncartseveryday.org/arts-news/artist-opps/.)
|Public Works – The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County|
We want YOUR art on OUR walls! Artists of all ages are invited to participate in our largest exhibition of the year, Public Works exhibition, sponsored by Fayetteville Public Works Commission.
Drop-off dates: May 12 and May 13
|Call for Artists – Public Art Opportunity|
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is accepting proposals from artists or artist teams interested in creating a work of public art for the Massey Hill community in Fayetteville, NC. The selected artist/team will work with the community to design, fabricate and install a permanent work of art that reflects the textile mill heritage of the neighborhood. It will be located within a roundabout at the intersection of Camden and Cumberland Roads (North Carolina). The space is 80 ft. in diameter (from curb to curb) and can accommodate an 8-10 ft. diameter base for a work of art.
Deadline: May 18
|Violinist – Cape Fear Regional Theatre|
CFRT is seeking a violinist for Orchestra Pit of Caroline, or Change at Cape Fear Regional Theatre.
After School/Spring Break/Summer Camps
|Spring Break Theatre Boot Camp – Cape Fear Regional Theatre|
CFRT is launching a new educational program called Spring Break Theatre Boot Camp. The camp will run from April 17-21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.
|After School Drama Classes – Gilbert Theater|
2017 Spring Classes include:
The Capitol Encore News Staff with Mr. Kline!
Be part of behind the scenes or in front of the camera on highly popular
The Capitol Encore Academy News program.
Tuesdays 3:15-5:15 pm ( 2 hours)
Feb 14 – May 9 (12 sessions!)
Exact Dates: Feb 14, 21, 28 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 4, 11, 25 May 2, 9
ACTING FOR PLAYS AND MOVIES!
Start the journey of becoming an Actor with Fayetteville’s very own Gilbert Theater and filmmaker/teacher, Mr. Kline!
Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm ( 1 hour)
Feb 15- April 5 (8 Sessions!)
Exact Dates: Feb 15, 22 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5
|Encore Kids College Programs – Capitol Encore Academy|
Encore Kids College is an after school program hosted by The Capitol Encore Academy (TCEA). The mission of Encore Kids College, through a joint collaboration with local artists and organizations, is to provide access to the arts and creative practices for K-12 children in our community.
Registration for the Fall 2017 Encore Kids College (EKC) after school program is now open. This program is offered to all K-12 students in our community. Students do not have to attend TCEA to participate in EKC Programs.
|Summer Music Camp – Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra|
An individualized focused day camp, led by professional musicians of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, for rising 8th grade, high school, and college level students who have experience playing one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, or tuba.
Dates: June 12-16, 2017 | 9am-2pm
Deadline: Thursday, June 1st
|Nature Nuts Camp – Cape Fear Botanical Garden|
Uncover the wonders of the natural world through exploration, games and crafts! During week-long camps, children ages 5-12 can learn about plants, animals and more!
Registration is now open and is due on the Wednesday before the start of each session. Full payment us due at the time of registration. Camps will be canceled no later than one full week out if a minimum of six children is not met. Maximum 20 children per camp. Each camp has at least two dedicated Garden staff. Membership discount applies at Family Membership level to include children.
Dates: June 26-30 | July 10-14 | July 24-28| August 7-10|
|Junior Master Gardener – Cape Fear Botanical Garden|
Space is limited to 40 students.
Deadline: June 2, 2017
|Art & Science Summer Camps – Fascinate-U|
Summers are always more fun when kids sign up for our Art & Science Camps!
You can choose whether you would like your child to attend morning, afternoon, or all day camp. Children who attend all day camp will have an hour lunch break to eat their bag lunch in our party room and free play at the museum’s exhibits. If your child attends the full day of camp, they will enjoy both Science and Art classes.
Dates: June 26-30 | July 17-21 | July 24-28| August 7-11|
|2017 Summer Acting Camp – Gilbert Theater|
The Gilbert Theater 2017 Summer Acting Camp will take place July 31st – August 12th. Campers can do one or both weeks. Monday Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm Saturday performance at the theatre at 7pm.
Students will enjoy a whirlwind week of Improvisation, Comedy, Acting and Movement Classes! The camp week will culminate in a showcase for friends and family! Ages 6-17
Summer Camp Cost: $125.00 Early Bird Rate *After April 3 $150.00 PER WEEK. If your camper chooses to stay in camp for the two full weeks, the cost is: $250.00. Total fee is due at the time of registration.
Deadline: July 28
|Summer Theatre Camp – Cape Fear Regional Theatre|
Registration for Summer Theatre Camps are open! CFRT offers five one to two week camps that let students explore the word of acting. This year ages 6-9 can join them for Aristocats, kids; ages 9-14 will perform Madagascar, jr; and teens will be guided by guest director, Sarah Hankins, Shakespeare’s 12th Night.
General Arts Opportunities
|Call for Papers – UNCG|
Celebrating UNCG’s newly configured College of Visual and Performing Arts and Greensboro’s third hosting of the National Folk Festival, we will explore how the music, dance, drama, literature, cinema, and visual arts of Europe, Africa, and the Americas have collided, combined, and re-birthed new and hybrid forms—whether through colonial importation and naturalization, indigenous survivals and imitations, Modern primitivist appropriations, or post-colonial irony.
Deadline Extended: April 17
|Artist & Merchant Village – WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuquay-Varina|
Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2017 for an Artist & Merchant Village that will take place as part of the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuquay-Varina! Over 80,000 visitors during three days to see and BUY your work!
Only 100 booth spaces will be available, and applications are already being accepted for those spaces.
The Merchant Village will have a NEW LOCATION this year at the festival. We will have signage, extended merchant hours (same as the festival hours), opportunities to add electricity, on-site lockable storage, closer vendor parking, and many more improvements.
Date: May 26-29, 2017
|The Professional Development for Arts Educators grant (PDAE)|
The Professional Development for Arts Educators grant (PDAE) specifically supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) in which 50 percent or more of the students are from low-income families.
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 27
|Displaced Artists Fund Residency Program – Vermont Studio Center|
Thanks to generous support from the McComb Foundation, from 2017-2019, VSC will provide up to 20 displaced visual artists and writers with fully subsidized 4- to 6-week studio residencies.
Artists and writers from the U.S. and anywhere in the world who have been directly affected by a natural disaster may apply directly to VSC for a residency.
|Songwriters Needed – Sweet Tea Shakespeare|
|Artist Link Project – Arts Access|
|Talent Wanted – Gallery 116th|
Writers, models and photographers wanted. Talent please email your resume, portfolio or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Interns Wanted – Gallery 116th|
Gallery 116th is seeking interns. Interns must be in the Fayetteville, NC area, be a creative indivitual and be a team player. Please email your resume, portfolio or CV to email@example.com
|Artists’ Charitable Fund|
|Emergency Relief Fund|
CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to artists working in craft disciplines including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports artists’ careers.
|Art Instructor – Wine and Design|
Wine and Design is currently looking for some great art instructors! We require that you have an artistic background as you will be in charge of teaching 2 hours of “paint parties” to customers with no painting experience at all. Please have sample work/portfolio to provide.
Great personality, patient with large groups, feels confident enough to speak and teach in front of large crowds, strong work ethic, creative, and ENERGETIC!
Must be able to work most Saturday nights — typical hours are 5:30-9:30 pm.
Please email 3 pieces of sample work from your portfolio and a short summary of why you think you would be a great asset to Wine & Design. We will be in contact with you once we have received your information.
LOCATION: Downtown Fayetteville
COMPENSATION: $10.00-$15.00 per hour based on experience
For more information or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Professional Development Seminars – The Arts & Culture Alliance|
The Arts & Culture Alliance offers professional development seminars throughout the year for artists and creatives.
|Artist Opportunities – Visual Art Exchange|
VAE is looking for visual artists, circus performers, musicians, fashion designers, comedians, geeks and more!
If you are a creative talent and want a supportive community outlet for your work, check out the Calls for Talent posted on the SPARKcon website.
|Artist Opportunities – NC Arts Council|
For additional Artist Opportunities, visit the North Carolina Arts Council Page at http://ncartseveryday.org/arts-news/artist-opps/ for recent updates.
|North Carolina Arts Council – Ongoing Opportunities|
State-wide artist opportunities in all disciplines can be found at the North Carolina Arts Council’s website. Click here to see current opportunities.
|Instrument Grants – Fender Music Foundation|
The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished, or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars, and the equipment necessary to play these instruments.
Who may apply: music instruction programs that are part of nonprofit organizations or public schools in the United States. To qualify as a music instruction program, participants must be learning how to make music. Participants can be of any age. Music appreciation or entertainment programs do not qualify and the participants cannot be professional or career musicians.
There is no application deadline. Applications are approved on a rolling basis that fluctuates depending on the amount of inventory in stock. Applications can also be placed on hold if the requested instruments are expected to be received within that calendar year.
|A3 Foundation – A3 Fellows Program|
The A3 Foundation, which was established by three early employees of Facebook, has two programs in its ongoing efforts to foster and support emerging Asian-American artists in the media.
The A3/Sundance Fellowship allows recipients to participate for the year in the highly coveted Sundance Directors Lab and Screenwriters Lab programs in order to develop hands-on skills and experience in their field.
The A3 Fellows Program is the inaugural program for the foundation placing emerging artists with more established artists to learn and grow. The fellowship consists of $10,000-$20,000 in funding, as well as mentorship from more established artists, and the opportunity to build your skillset and network. Through the funding and support from the A3 Foundation, we give artists their first break as well as help established artists reach the next level of success in the media space.
Want to apply to these programs? Click here to visit their website for additional information.
|Professional Development Workshops – Creative Capital|
Creative Capital has awarded $29 million to 530 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services. Our Professional Development workshops have empowered an additional 6,500 creative minds to strengthen their careers and enrich their communities.
|Creative Aging Roster – Lifetime Arts|
Lifetime Arts is currently recruiting artists for their Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Roster. With the support of the US Institute for Museum and Library Services, Creative Aging in America’s Libraries will establish a Lifetime Arts Affiliate Network for Libraries over the next few years. Beginning in the fall of this year, myriad employment opportunities for teaching artists will appear in libraries who will look to Lifetime Arts’ Roster for qualified creative aging teaching artists.
Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster is a free online directory of professional teaching artists – peer vetted and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults. Searchable by arts discipline, geographic location and languages spoken, the Roster is available to anyone interested in engaging teaching artists for creative aging programs.
Interested in becoming apart of the roster? Click here
|Call for Artists – Gallery 116th|
Gallery 116th is taking submissions for the groups how “Layers: A Graphic Design Exhibition”. Please send submissions to email@example.com
|Juried Open Call – Lubeznik Center for the Arts|
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) in Michigan City, IN has issued an open cal for Home, a national juried exhibition. Submissions to Home are open to all artists whose work investigates the concept in a variety of ways. Possibilities include artwork about shelter, family, immigration, homelessness, nostalgia, architecture, domesticity and the planet we all share, Earth!
Deadline: April 17, 2017
|Juried Photography Show – Sampson Arts Council|
Calling all photographers age 14 and up to submit photos for the Sampson Arts Council’s Juried Photography Show! Cash prizes totaling $600 will be awarded!
Deadline: April 20, 2017
|The Art and Ecology of Native Plants: Drawing the Natural Connections – Pine Island Audubon|
Deepen your knowledge of coastal native plants through artistry and ecology. Audubon North Carolina is opening the gates of its private Sanctuary in Corolla for a special artist retreat. For $240, you can spend the weekend exploring the private Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Sanctuary drawing native botanicals and learning about the ecology of coastal native plants. Don’t miss your opportunity to spend a weekend with local Outer Banks naturalists at the pristine Sanctuary in Corolla.
Date: May 5-7, 2017
Cost: $240 plus cost of materials and housing fees
|Scope ’17 – Visual Art Exchange|
SCOPE is a survey of the southern landscape. While being bold, beautiful, provocative, and enticing, the landscape is also set in histories, cultures, and people. These histories, cultures, and people affect and are affected by the political and societal landscapes, that make the South as we see it and talk about it today. This annual juried exhibition asks artists to create and showcase discussions on the South’s natural, political, and social landscapes.
Juror: Joe Bigley, Assistant Professor of Art at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
Deadline: 11:59 pm on May 8
|Under Pressure – Visual Art Exchange|
UNDER PRESSURE will consist of a new performance every day, for the duration of the exhibition. This is a call for performers, artists, and performance artists to takeover VAE for an entire day during the month of July 2017. 15 artists/performers will be selected to participate.
Deadline: 11:59 pm on May 28
|Summer Regional Show – Associated Artists of Southport|
Any artist 18 years or older may enter two 2-D works and /or two 3-D works of pottery or sculpture. Work must be original, entirely the work of a single artist, executed within the last 3 years, and not exhibited in any previous AAS Summer Show.
Deadline: June 10
|Exhibition Space – Fayetteville VA Health Care Center|
The Fayetteville VA Health Care Center is providing the opportunity for local artists to display their works while serving our employees and Veterans through visual arts in our new gallery space. For more information, please contact Carrie Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Restaurant Photography Wanted – Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau|
The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau keeps a comprehensive database of images and shots from tourism partners throughout the county and we need more shots from Cumberland County NC restaurants. What are we looking for? Folks reading menus and eating, internal and external shots of the restaurants, wait staff at work and pictures of the food. The more pictures we collect, the better we can promote the community and its food offerings.
Can you help? We’ll provide a photo credit for any images you provide. Please submit pictures to email@example.com.
|Call for Sculpture artists – Caldwell Arts Council|
The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC seek sculptors interested in participating in our outdoor sculpture sales gallery located on pedestals throughout downtown Lenoir NC. Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council.
Interested sculptors will find the application form and more details at http://www.caldwellarts.com/245-tuckers-gallery/. This call for sculpture artists is ongoing; sculptures are placed in the gallery for one year.
|Visual Art Exchange – Call for Art|
Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh is currently scheduling Community Exchange Exhibitions. VAE members can apply for solo exhibitions at Cameron Village Library, Duke Raleigh Hospital and the MJH Gallery at the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. These well-attended exhibitions are seen by over 200,000 people each year.
For more information: http://visualartexchange.org/
|Tap Dancing Class – Cape Fear Regional Theatre|
|Gilbert Theater – Audition Schedule|
Gilbert Theater holds auditions throughout the year. To find out about current and upcoming auditions, visit their website by clicking here.
If you cannot make auditions for a particular production, please feel free to contact the Theater or send a resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to P.O. Box 53704, Fayetteville, NC 28305.
|Classes on Improvisational Comedy|
|Oldies, Rock & Blues Music|
Hope Mills Recreation Center hosts open mic oldies, rock and blues music every first and third Friday of the month. Enjoy live Rock, Country and Blues music from local artists. Registration to perform is the day of the event. Sign-up is open to everyone on a first come first to perform basis.
ConsiderIt is an altruistic organization and online arts journal that presents original writing, visual media and music in order to raise funds for artists and select grassroots organizations. Every three months ConsiderIt hosts a contest for all writers, artists and musicians over 18 years of age. Finalists will be published on the Web site for three months and one winner will receive a cash award. Entry fee applies.
|Write On, Right Now – Cumberland County Library|
Welcome, all writers! We’ll meet at six for chatting and networking and begin our work at 6:30 for critique and discussion of our literary projects. Sharing is encouraged, but not required, in a helpful and supportive environment. The group meets monthly at Panera Bread at 1933 Skibo Rd., Fayetteville.
Next Date: March 16 at 6:30 p.m.
|Writing Can Help|
Writing Can Help is a new group led by a 30-year veteran for those who have experienced trauma. Its purpose is to encourage release, hope, help and healing through writing. Open to military men and women, retirees, veterans, government civilians, battlefield contractors, first responders and their family members who have experienced or who are experiencing events resulting in mental (such as PTSD and TBI) or physical trauma and disabilities, Writing Can Help aims to be an environment in which members feel comfortable and free to express themselves while developing and learning the benefits associated with writing in a positive and productive manner. Meetings on the first Saturday of each month will be critiques of work while meetings on the third Saturday will be workshops.
When: First and Third Saturday of Each Month Time: 10:30 am Location: Rm 202 of the General Classroom building (All American Veteran Center/Book Store Bldg.) on the Fayetteville Technical Community College
RSVP by contacting the facilitator, Jerry Bradley at (910) 574-5019 or email@example.com