Call to Artists
The Arts Foundation for Martin County invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at our 34th annual ArtsFest. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Downtown Stuart. A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and craft exhibitors, culinary arts, hands-on activities for the family, and a variety of live musical and theatrical performances. From its genesis in 1988, ArtsFest has become one of the Treasure Coast’s most beloved and best-attended community events attracting arts patrons, collectors, residents, and visitors to the City of Stuart during Florida's busy winter season.
ArtsFest Stuart has been chosen annually as a Southeast Tourism Society "Top 20 Event" since 2016! Artists are our priority at ArtsFest. A team of volunteers are dedicated to making your experience great! To enhance sales and attendance at ArtsFest, we use our resources and connections throughout the community to create awareness. Through the generous support from local media, our promotions reach residents throughout South Florida and generate excitement about our event.
Deadline to apply: October 1
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.