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  • Since 2002, the Kennedy Center and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, to recognize and showcase the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are residing in the United States. Fifteen winning artists share a total of $60,000 in awards. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Winners exhibit their selected artwork in a year-long nationally touring exhibition, and attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, DC.

    This year's VSA Emerging Young Artists Program's theme is Electrify!, and we're seeking artwork that is charged with ideas, that acts as a conduit for creative reflection on the past, explores the "now," and invokes a future full of possibility and inclusivity.

    Deadline to apply: May 3, 2017

  • 9th Annual Right Whale Festival Call to Artists/Graphic Designers

    Each fall, the Right Whale Festival is held in Jacksonville Beach, FL to celebrate North Atlantic right whales and their seasonal return to the waters off Florida and Georgia, which is the only known right whale calving area. The 9th Annual Right Whale Festival will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017. More information on the festival is available at

    We invite interested individuals to participate in an annual poster design contest (see previous posters on website). Designs will be voted on by the Right Whale Festival organizers and partners. The chosen poster design will also be used for t-shirts, ads, and kid’s passports program. Please submit a pdf your poster via email: by May 5, 2017.

  • The Studios of Key West is now accepting applications for a one-month residency in beautiful Key West, FL! Applications can be filled out through May 22 for visual artists, writers, media artists, musicians and performers. Artists are housed in Conch cottages with combined live/work spaces, nearby our recently renovated Art Deco home with galleries, classrooms & event space.

    Resident artists are requested to give service to the Key West community in the form of a class, workshop, reading, performance or special project to be agreed upon by the artist and The Studios. The acceptance of a program depends on many factors, and program proposals may not be scheduled even if an artist is granted a residency.

    Deadline to apply: May 22, 2017

  • ALL FLORIDA Exhibition II Abstract Works is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida.

    Deadline to apply: May 30, 2017

  • This annual show is open to the 5 local art leagues: Art Associates of Martin County, Hobe Sound Art League, Jensen Beach Art League, Palm City Art Associates, and The Arts Council of Martin County. Entrants must be CURRENT members of one of the above leagues at the time of entry.

    Any questions….please contact the Arts Council or one of the committee members. Thank you for your participation.
    Linda Schoppmeyer
    Marge Holden
    Christine Trevethan

    Deadline to apply: Friday, June 2, 2017, 10AM-12PM

  • Do you Create Unique Handmade Jewelry and or Accessories? Showcase Your Beautiful Jewelry and Accessories in Mount Dora, Florida!

    Deadline to apply: June 15, 2017

  • The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 27th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from Friday, September 22 through Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

    Located in historic downtown Stuart, the Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. By providing services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, the Arts Council strives to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. The Arts Council provides various programs for the community including ArtsFest, The Court House Cultural Center Gallery and maintains an initiative to support arts education.

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    Deadline to apply: July 28, 2017

  • From the Producers of the Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, brings you the 1st Annual Jewelry & Accessories Show! Jewelry Artists will get a chance to display their beautifully, handcrafted jewelry from Friday, September 29th to October 1st, 2017.

    Deadline to apply: August 15, 2017

  • The Lyric League presents 2nd Annual Youth Arts Celebration
    Auditions: September 16, 2017

    ALL SOLO AND ENSEMBLE ACTS ARE WELCOME! Singers, musicians, actors, dancers, comics, poets, jugglers, puppeteers, impressionists, magicians, quick change artists...whatever other performing talent you have.

    Eligibility: 1st through 12th grade student performers of all kinds.

    All acts are required to audition and must audition with the exact piece to be performed if selected, with the same performers, costumes, material, format and length. Performers should wear to the audition what they intend to wear for the actual performance.

    Selected acts for the annual variety revue on October 21st will be notified via email within one week of auditioning. Acts will be chosen to create a variety of entertainment. Criteria will be based on entertainment value, showmanship and ability.

    There will be a required orientation/dress rehearsal for all selected acts at The Lyric Theatre on October 21st with time to be determined prior to the event.

    Acts are limited to 5 minutes.

    Acts must be “G” rated

    Anyone performing with a track, must furnish reccording on an mp3 player or flash drive.

    All singers must perform in one of the following ways:
     Acapella
     With a recorded track that does not have lead vocals
     Live accompaniment (provided by singer)

    A piano will be provided by The Lyric Theatre, if needed. All other instruments or equipment used must be carried on and off the stage with the performers within the 5 minute allocated time.

    No special flooring may be required or used in the show.

    No scenery. Only hand props can be used and must be easily carried on and off by performer on entrance and exit.

    Basic stage lighting will be provided by The Lyric Theatre.

    All applicants must fill out a registration form and also a signed parental consent/release form if under 18 years of age.

    Please feel free to contact Karin Leone, Director of Education with any questions at 772-220-1942, ext 205 or

  • 2017 Florida Alliance for Arts Education Summit

    The FAAE Summit brings together all stakeholders in Florida Arts Education – dance, music, theatre, and visual art educators, school and district level administrators, arts supervisors, community arts organizations, teaching artists, and arts advocates with the common goal of improving, enhancing, and promoting high quality arts education in Florida. Each year the Summit features dynamic keynote speakers, diverse breakout sessions, engaging panel discussions, inspiring performances and exhibits, recognition of the Florida Arts Model Schools designees, and the annual FAAE Leadership Awards Ceremony. The 2017 Summit will focus on cultivating high-quality arts education for ALL while celebrating the unique art of Florida. We will demonstrate best practices in arts education for all learners, including diverse learning styles, demographic groups, students with special needs, community learners, beyond K-12, and more. The 2017 Summit will also highlight the art of Florida. We are thrilled to host a special performance of “Legendary Florida,” a cross-curricular piece featuring music by Florida composer, Robert Kerr, based upon the paintings of Jackson Walker.

    Pre-Registration is open through June 12, 2017 at

  • The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is an exciting, juried fine art show, celebrating it's 25th year. The historic preservation district of downtown DeLand provides a charming backdrop for this annual festival which is dedicated to those who create as well as those who appreciate and collect art.

    Over $55,000 available in judging and purchase awards. Fine art exhibits presented by our juried artists, food trucks, beer tent, music, and youth activities draw a crowd of more than 50,000 patrons over the two day festival.

    Deadline to Apply: September 8, 2017 Midnight EST

  • Swamp Ape Review is a national online literary journal founded and produced by the MFA in creative writing students at Florida Atlantic University.

    The Swamp Ape is a legend that reflects Florida—its mythology, its weirdness—as well as the human desire to create a narrative around that which we can’t explain. Submissions to the Swamp should defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Across all genres, we encourage pieces with a hybrid or non-traditional nature—works that subvert our expectations of both content and form and unsettle our assumptions of what is possible.

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4/23/2017 - 4/29/2017

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