Call for Artists: March 2024

By March 04, 2024
Kindling Arts Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph by Tiffany Bessire and courtesy of Kindling Arts Festival.

Kindling Arts 2024 Festival Submissions
Deadline: March 11, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee

Kindling Arts Festival returns for a 7th year of radically unique arts programming! Performances and events will take place from July 18-21, 2024 at multiple venues in West Nashville. The festival welcomes both emerging and established artists to submit a proposal for performing arts events with specific focus in the areas of dance, theatre, comedy, multimedia/film, puppetry, or aerial/circus. Kindling is accepting both long-form performances [over 45 minutes] as well as short form works [under 25 minutes] that can be combined in a showcase setting. They are also accepting applications for visual art installations — especially those designed to have performance activations. Eligible artists must live within a 50-mile radius of Nashville, TN in order to apply. Founded in 2018, Kindling develops innovative new works by local experimental artists, empowering diverse creators with the resources required to explore challenging ideas in a multidisciplinary context.

Studio in the Woods Replenish Residencies 2024-2025
Deadline: March 13, 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana


Replenish Residencies provides 1-2 week restorative visioning retreats to local BIPOC artists and culture bearers at the heart of New Orleans culture. In light of the many racial disparities still present in our society at large and the arts economy specifically, we offer these residencies to provide time to rest and restore, vision, and create. The call is open to BIPOC artists and culture bearers from the Greater New Orleans area who have not attended a residency before. The Studio focuses on interrelated areas of programming, including residencies for artists and scholars, forest restoration, and science-inspired art engagement for children and adults. We center interdependence, wonder, care, and inclusivity in all of our work and believe the essential and transformative powers of art and the natural environment are central to a thriving future for all.

ATL-DOT and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) | Call for Midtown Bike Lane Barrier Mural
Deadline: March 14, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia

The City of Atlanta ATL-DOT and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is seeking a team including a muralist, project manager, community engagement manager, and public relations specialist to submit qualifications for a project, planning, designing, promoting, educating, and painting concrete barriers to be installed along 10th Street between a bike lane and general traffic in Midtown Atlanta. Teams should build qualification packets showing resumes, defining roles, sharing sample budgets, portfolios, and experience with community engaged projects. Team Lead or Business must be United States residents and live or work in Metro Atlanta (Fulton, Dekalb, Douglas, Cobb, Forsyth, Rockdale, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton, Fayette).

ArtSXchange Juried Show Application: The Pollinators: An Artistic Celebration of Plants, Pollinators, and Habitats
Deadline: March 15, 2024
East Point, Georgia

In the face of a rapidly declining natural world, “The Pollinators” emerges as a poignant tribute to the intricate ecosystems that sustain life on our planet. Against the backdrop of a looming extinction crisis, this juried art exhibition dares to shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked marvels of flora and fauna, urging us to rekindle our connection with the natural world. ArtsXchange invites artists to channel their creativity into a celebration of plants, pollinators, and the habitats they call home. From delicate wildflowers to towering trees, from bustling beehives to the flutter of butterfly wings, each artwork serves as a testament to the beauty, resilience, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. The artwork will be juried by a panel of three; the Gallery Committee Chairs and the guest Judge. Submission selections for the exhibition are made by the Gallery Committee. Juried awards are chosen by the Guest Judge, K. Joy Ballard Peters. 


This call has a $35 application fee.

Coined in the South: 2024 Biennial
Deadline: April 1, 2024
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Young Affiliates of the Mint, in collaboration with The Mint Museum, are pleased to announce an open call for art submissions from artists hailing from the southern United States for the third installment of “Coined in the South.” This juried exhibition is scheduled to run from December 14, 2024, to April 27, 2025, at the Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte. Coined in the South aims to bridge the gap between museums, galleries, and studios by showcasing thought-provoking works by the emerging talents of the South. The exhibition transcends any singular aesthetic, theme, or medium, striving to mirror the rich diversity and creative spirit of the southern arts community. All chosen artists will receive a $350 stipend to help cover shipping and travel expenses. Submitted artwork should have been created within the past two years, be non-perishable, not generate excessive noise pollution, and cause no harm to living beings. Installation, video, and performance artists are strongly encouraged to apply, but should include installation and space requirement instructions, along with recordings or documentation of previous performances, if available.

This call has a $40 application fee.

Locust Projects 2024 WaveMaker Grants
Miami, Florida
Deadline: April 1, 2024

WaveMaker at Locust Projects supports Miami’s visionary artists with incubator grants for innovative projects that are shared with the public in unconventional spaces. Since 2015, WaveMaker has awarded $510,000 in funding to 102 of Miami’s visionary artists. Grantees receive up to $6,000 each in three categories: New Work / Projects, Long-Haul Projects, and Research & Development + Implementation. In the spirit of Locust Projects’ artist-driven mission, WaveMakers experiment and take risks, creating innovative work that is shared with the public in unconventional spaces. Visual artists, curators, arts writers, cultural organizers, collectives, collaborators, and artist-run spaces at all career stages who reside in Miami-Dade County are encouraged to apply. All projects must engage or be shared with the public in unconventional spaces in Miami-Dade County.

Azule Artist Residency Mountain Retreat
Deadline: Rolling
Hot Springs, North Carolina

As an emerging community-based organization, Azule has developed a residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Located on 35 rural acres in Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Azule’s facility is the result of decades of work by local craftsmen, using predominantly locally harvested or reused materials and constructed with traditional techniques. Artists must be 18 years old or older to apply, with international applicants eligible to participate in the residency.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Deadline: Rolling

These monthly grants range from $500–$3,000, with the average amount being $1,700. Visual and performing artists whose work has a contemporary, experimental nature and who have a US Tax ID Number can apply.

Nancy Norton Tomasko Scholarship
Deadline: Rolling

The Nancy Norton Tomasko Scholarship fund is dedicated to providing financial support for individuals wishing to learn more about the book arts. The Center will award scholarships covering the full tuition and materials for one course per individual. Awardees are selected based on financial need and proof of having satisfied the prerequisites for the desired course. Please fill out and submit the following form at least three weeks before the start date of the workshop to be considered for financial assistance.

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