Call for Applications: SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is now accepting applications for summer programs and the tuition-free, residential high school. All South Carolina residents in grades 6-11 are eligible to apply online at SCGSAH.org for the 2021-2022 school year. Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Students attend from all over the state to learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the resources needed to hone their artistic abilities including specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, dedicated rehearsal spaces and a world-class library. Application deadlines vary by program. Apply by Nov. 30 to receive an application fee waiver.
2021 North Charleston Arts Fest Participation Opportunities
Regional and local artists and performers in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and literature are invited to apply to perform or present during 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest, April 28-May 2. The five-day celebration of the arts offers an array of events and activities including concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, workshops, and demonstrations, throughout the City of North Charleston. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Deadline for submission of artist applications: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Call for Entries from Lowcountry Artists for SOBA Judged Show
Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SOBA) 27th Annual Judged Show. Categories are acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor, and 3D. Each category will have first, second and third place cash awards. Register online or at the gallery in Old Town Bluffton, and drop off your art before 11 a.m. on March 1st.
Deadline Correction – Open Call for Writers & Artists: Sunspot Literary Journal
Note: The submission deadline for this call was originally published as December 31. The correct deadline in November 30.
Sunspot Literary Journal has issued an open call for writers and artists, for the last quarterly edition of 2020. The journal is dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices. All types of prose are welcome, including flash fiction, stories, essays, scripts and screenplays; as well as long-form, novelette, and novella length works up to 49,000 words; and poetry up to 1,250 lines. Translations are eligible. Editor's Prize of $50 for the annual edition; artwork selected for a cover will be paid $20; digital editions downloadable for free at SunspotLit.com. The deadline for submission is
December 31st November 30th.
Call for Entries: Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition
New York Art Competition is accepting entries for its first Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition, which aims to discover, celebrate, and internationally promote artists who embrace the diversity of Asian cultures. Asian artists, Asian diaspora artists, and artists residing in Asia are eligible, at any stage of their careers. Awards are valued at over $55,000, with prizes including participation in a collective exhibition in New York, an Art Fair, online promotion, and cash awards. Entries are accepted until December 1st, 2020. The results will be published February 2nd, 2021.
Nominations sought for Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards
The South Carolina Arts Commission and McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina honor the state's exceptional folklife and traditional arts practitioners and advocates with the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award. Created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1987 to recognize lifetime achievement in the traditional arts, the Folk Heritage Award is presented annually by the General Assembly to honor the work of stewarding and furthering the traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state. Up to four artists and one advocate may receive awards, and the deadline to submit nominations is November 6th. (Note: You are encouraged to contact the program director well in advance, to discuss the eligibility of your intended nominee.)
Nominations Open for SC Governor’s Award for the Arts
The South Carolina Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the South Carolina Governor’s Award for the Arts, which annually recognizes South Carolinians who exhibit the highest levels of achievement, influence or support of the arts in our state. All it takes is a letter to nominate an artist, organization, business, government entity, arts educator, or individual. The deadline to submit nominations is November 6th.
Call for Entries: Paperworks VII
The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for Paperworks VII, a paper-centered exhibition focusing on how paper can be expressed in art. Last held at the Foundry in 2013, this juried exhibition is open to all artists who utilize paper as an integral component of expression. The call asks artists how they push this ancient, tactile experience of making paper into making book arts, sculptures, and other forms of fine art. All two and three dimensional work will be considered. Submit online by October 4th.
Artist Opportunity: Park Circle Gallery Exhibitions FY2021-22
City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department invites established and emerging professional visual artists to apply for Park Circle Gallery Exhibitions FY2021-22. Selected artists will show original works at the gallery, located in the Park Circle neighborhood’s bustling retail and restaurant district. Applicants may be individuals or groups, working in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional media. Exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis from July 2021 through June 2022 and may feature works by two or more artists concurrently. Apply online by November 30th.
Call for Artists: Materials Hard + Soft
Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 in Denton, Texas as a celebration of contemporary craft and the creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media, including clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. This year's exhibition is now accepting entries of works created in the past two years (2018-2020). Juror Pablo Barrera of the Oklahoma Contemporary will select pieces for exhibition at the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas, one view from February 5th through May 8th, 2021. All selected works will also be included in the online exhibition and store and the printed catalog. The entry deadline is September 30th.