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Artist Opportunities | July 2023

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

ANNUAL SUMMIT JULY 18-23, 2023

Welcome to the Summit registration process! We are delighted to welcome you and 200+ other artists, administrators, educators, and funders to the Artists Thr!ve network. Artists Thr!ve helps us see where we are in our work, where we want to go, what is important to measure, and how we can improve in ways that benefit everyone involved. Artists Thr!ve is meant to be customized, adapted, and applied to many situations to support your work. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


THE “5” ROYALES MURAL

APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 31, 2023


The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking artists to design and paint a full color mural of The “5” Royales, the early rock & roll band from Winston-Salem that was highly influential in the evolution and birth of rock & roll in the 1950s and ‘60s. They had two number one R&B hits in 1953: “Help Me Somebody” and “Baby Don’t Do It.” The artwork will be located on the east-facing exterior wall of the Big Winston Warehouse building at 724 N. Trade Street in the Arts District of downtown Winston-Salem. The artwork will be painted on a brick wall facing the sidewalk. The final artwork will measure approximately 34 by 18 feet. This project is being funded by the City of Winston-Salem. The budget of $19,999 is intended to pay for artist-design fees, paint and painting supplies, wall preparation, insurance, transportation, lodging, lift equipment rental, and painting the mural. Up to three finalists will be paid $1,000 to design and present a proposal. See link for more information.


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. LEARN MORE AND APPLY


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. LEARN MORE AND APPLY


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. LEARN MORE AND APPLY

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