Call to Artists
The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida, invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from Tuesday, October 12 through Saturday, November 20, 2021. 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. Deadline to apply: July 31
NOMA Gallery in Ocala, FL announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 5 - August 27, 2021. $500 Best in Show. We accept all art forms, including written and performing arts. No entry fee. Deadline to apply: May 13
Rust is an iron oxide, a usually reddish-brown oxide formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the catalytic presence of water or air moisture… oh, but there’s so much more to rust. The unique, ever changing characteristics that remind us of the possibility of beauty in decay.
You can portray rust in your artwork: paintings, fiber, sculpture, photography etc. or you might decide to use rust within your chosen medium to express a feeling or mood about your subject matter.
Deadline to apply: May 15
The Studios of Key West, the premiere arts organization at the Southernmost Point of the United States, offers a residency program for emerging and established artists and writers from around the world. We provide residencies to visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, media artists, performers, and interdisciplinary artists. The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections. The Studios' residency program is community-based and built upon the hope that visiting artists will take inspiration from Key West's rich artistic past and present, and will engage with - and be inspired by - the remarkable people and culture that surrounds them. $40 application fee. Deadline to apply: May 17.
Art inspires us. Art connects us. Art is a universal means of expression regardless of who we are or where we come from. Arts4All Florida, in partnership with the University of North Florida, invites Florida artists of all abilities in creating a more inclusive world through the arts. As we say, creativity knows no bounds. Let your inner voice shine. Be Exceptionally Creative!
Deadline to apply: May 22nd
Market manager, Doug Dickey tells The Rickie Report, “With the St. Lucie Community Market, our objective is to provide a beautiful location here at Clover Park where local artists, farmers, crafters/hobbyists, and food vendors can come together and show their work and products to the local community. The importance of community engagement has always been a priority for the Mets and by providing this marketplace on select Sundays is another way community members can come together”.
Be part of the St. Lucie Mets’ new Sunday Market 2x a month. Begins April 25 and continues May 9th.
Ahhh....it's summer and there is nothing better than being at the beach! Whether you are catching some waves, some rays, or better yet, some fish, the beach is the place to be! This summer show at the Joe Center for the Arts celebrates all things related to the beach. Artists of all media and levels are invited to submit their art work for consideration to 'Life's a Beach.' Deadline to apply: May 30
The National Association of Counties, or NACo, has some fun planned for National County Government Month! Students across the country are invited to participate in the "I Love My County Because" art contest! Winners will be featured in a NACo Calendar and at the headquarters. Let's show the nation why we love Martin County!
Deadline to apply: May 31
Preservation of our natural environment and the fight against climate change will only be successful if there is racial equity in the movement. Historically, Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other marginalized voices have been devalued and suppressed in environmental conversations. AIRIE believes artists have the communicative ability to lead society to a more inclusive and just future. Over the course of the 2022 season AIRIE is investigating the question, how we can make the outdoors a space of belonging? We ask you, the artist, to engage with this theme and the natural world through your artistic practice as we build new paths forward. Deadline to apply: June 1
ArtServe’s Superficial Impressions exhibition aims to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images.
In the era of the selfie and the infinite social media scroll, we’re searching for photographs born out of creative passion and sensitivity: the result of a need to express one’s feelings through the image; the creator’s unique view of one’s surrounding reality.
We seek to find and promote contemporary works from established and emerging South Florida photographers with a true passion for creativity.
Deadline to apply: June 13
Artists are invited to apply for the 48th annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, held October 9 & 10, 2021 at Central Park in Winter Park, FL. Awards total more than $20,000. Eligible media: Painting (all media), Ceramics, Fine Crafts, Drawing & Graphics, Fibers, Sculpture, Jewelry, Photography, Digital Art, and Mixed Media. $35 Jury Fee. Exhibitor Fee: Between $325 and $400 if accepted. Deadline to Apply: July 2
Artwork Loan Program at State Capitol
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is highlighting Florida-based photographers and artists in the state Capitol building. The primary interest for artwork, which will be displayed throughout Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried’s suite on the plaza level of the Capitol, is natural scenic views of Florida’s landscapes and waters. This includes but is not limited to springs, rivers, beaches, forests, prairies, and wildlife. If you have an interest in this artwork loan program, please contact Joey Hicks, Director of Administration, at Joey.Hicks@FreshFromFlorida.com or 850-617-7000.
• Artwork will be rotated twice per year and all loan pieces will be returned to the artist/owner
• FDACS and any artist/owner featured will enter into an agreement for the loan program to ensure art is handled with care
• FDACS will highlight artists via social media
• This program is not intended for the sale of artwork
Deadline to apply: Varies
Atlantic Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for the Master Artists-in-Residence Program. Spend three weeks developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of internationally renowned Masters in visual arts, music composition, literature, and choreography. Participation is limited to 8 people for each Master Artist.
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media.
$5,000.00 USD in total awards for visual artists
+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
+ 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
+ Early applications will be reviewed for possible nstagram artist features @hopperprize (https://www.instagram.com/hopperprize/)
We work with leading curators to review your submissions. Spring 2019 grant winners will be selected by:
Leilani Lynch, Curator, The Bass Museum of Art Miami Beach
Rachel Adams, Chief Curator & Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
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.
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to exhibit at the Court House Cultural Center. The application is located on the Court House Cultural Center Gallery Overview page of our website.