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Artist Opportunities | August 2023

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

SOUTHERN PRIZE AND STATE FELLOWSHIP FOR LITERARY ARTS

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 4, 2023

As the start of a new initiative supporting the literary arts field, writers can now apply for a total of $80,000 in awards. The genre for the 2024 cycle is Fiction.


South Arts - Information and Listening Session

EVENT DATE AUGUST 8, 2023


South Arts invites artists and representatives of arts and cultural organizations to attend an Information and Listening Session to learn about opportunities to fund your work, further your professional development, and connect with others across the region. As South Arts prepares to develop a new strategic plan, we also want to hear about the opportunities and challenges you face as artists and organizations, and what resources and tools you need. The session will feature South Arts' Vice President of Strategy Charles Phaneuf and Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County's President & CEO Chase Law.


South Arts is the regional arts organization serving the southeastern United States with a focus on increasing access to arts and culture, working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, state arts agencies including the Kentucky Arts Council, and private funders. Our mission: advancing Southern vitality through the arts.


This session is free to attend - advance registration is requested


ETHNO USA

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 30, 2023


JM International (JMI) and The North Carolina Folk Festival announce a new partnership to bring the popular international musical exchange program, Ethno USA, to the North Carolina Folk Festival in Greensboro this Fall. Ethno USA 2023 will welcome approximately 40 musicians from around the world (between the ages of 21-30 years old) along with 5 artistic mentors for a 12-day residency where the group will create a repertoire of songs from around the world played by a very unique Ethno orchestra. Ethno USA will also be inviting guest mentors Billy Two Rivers and Phil Wiggins, who will be visiting us on site and sharing their traditional knowledge and music with the Ethno USA ensemble. Participating musicians will get to experience a vast diversity of musical traditions both from the U.S. and other parts of the world. Between 12-16 songs will be shared from different countries and cultures. Participants bring with them a tune or piece of music which they teach to the other participants during the 12-day residency, creating a vibrant repertoire to be performed on stage. All teaching at Ethno is peer-led and collaborative. Besides the formal workshops, there will be plenty of opportunities to share music, traditions and jam with each other. The residency will culminate in three performances for the public that will showcase traditional, original and newly arranged songs created during the residency. Ethno USA’s public performances will take place on Thursday, September 7 (location TBA), and at the NC Folk Festival mainstage on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9.

Scholarships are available for candidates that cannot afford the travel or participation fee (USD 318). Detailed information on Ethno USA is given in the attached Ethno USA brochure.


HOTEL INDIGO ARTIST CALL


Hotel Indigo is looking for local artists to display art on their walls. The art would be listed for sale. Please reach out to Tracy Fink, Director of Sales and Marketing, at Hotel Indigo for more information.

Email: tracy.fink@hotelequities.com, Phone: 336-930-1901


SAWTOOTH JURIED EXHIBITION AND HOLIDAY MARKET

APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 (MIDNIGHT)


Join Sawtooth School for Visual Art for a year-end exhibition and celebration of fine art, craft, and community! We invite artists to showcase their work in our juried exhibition and/or participate as a vendor in our holiday market. Applications are now being accepted online at forms.office.com/r/26fJN65Ywf


Complete applications are due by Friday, September 1, at midnight.


Questions? Please reach out to Rebecca Silberman at 336.723.7395 ex. 1212, operations@sawtooth.org


GONDRING RESIDENCY IN WOODWORKING 2024

SAWTOOTH SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART

APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023


The Gondring Residency in Woodworking at the Sawtooth School of Visual Arts aims to provide an emerging or established artist or craftsperson working in wood with access to tools, facilities, and an energetic craft school environment to encourage the development of new skills, interpersonal connections, and bodies of work.

The residency period runs for one year and includes a stipend of $3,000 to support the creation of a new body of work. Residents are chosen by the Director of Woodworking and a rotating jury. Selections are based on the quality of the work, its artistic merit, and the artist’s ability to bring new perspectives to our community.


PUBLIC ART REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

(FOR WINSTON-SALEM ARTISTS ONLY)

APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 25, 2023, 11:59PM ET

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking artists to create proposals for public art projects within the City of Winston-Salem. No single project may have a budget over $19,999. Proposals may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, permanent or temporary, and in any medium. This competition is open specifically to artists who are residents of Winston-Salem, NC.


Questions? Email the new Public Art Project Planner, Erica Palmiter (ericap@cityofws.org).



ARTS COUNCIL OF WINSTON-SALEM & FORSYTH COUNTY, FUNDED BY DONORS OF THE SHALLOW FORD FOUNDATION, IS HOSTING ART PROGRAMS IN LEWISVILLE



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