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South Arts, Atlanta, Ga.
South Arts is accepting applications for its spring internship program that provides on-the-job arts administration training to current college students, graduate students or recent graduates. Interns will work 15 to 20 hours per week between mid-February and April and can receive college credit or a stipend.
Deadline: January 10
For more information: http://www.southarts.org/site/c.guIYLaMRJxE/b.2556993/k.7BCE/InternshipsSouth_Arts.htm
Guitar Center and Grammy Award–winning producer John Shanks will award one undiscovered singer-songwriter the chance to record a three-song EP, $10,000 cash, new musical gear, studio time in New York City and worldwide music distribution. Contest is based on the artist’s online fan base. Artists will be ranked by the amount of new fans acquired between now and December 2.
Deadline: December 2
For more information: http://songwriter.whooznxt.com/
The Formalist, Evansville, Ill.
The Formalist sponsors the annual Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award competition that awards $1,000 and publication in the 2012 issue of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry to a selected poet. Eleven finalists will also be published. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: November 15
For more information: http://theformalist.evansville.edu/formalist.htm
Omnidawn Publishing, Richmond, Calif.
Omnidawn Publishing announces its Open Book Competition for poetry manuscripts. The prize includes $3,000, publication by Omindawn in spring 2013, complimentary copies of the book and advertising of the book and author. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: November 15
For more information: http://www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm#details
Crab Orchard Review, Carbondale, Ill.
Crab Orchard Review and Southern Illinois University Press announce the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Two volumes of poems will be selected from an open competition of manuscripts, and both winners will be awarded a $2,000 prize and a $1,500 honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: November 16
For more information: http://craborchardreview.siuc.edu/conpo.html
The Pedestal Magazine, Greensboro
The Pedestal Magazine is accepting poetry and fiction submissions for its December 2011 issue. There are no theme or length limitations for poems. For fiction submissions, the December issue will include the annual speculative fiction feature. Speculative includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, surreal and experimental. Fiction submissions should not exceed 2,000 words. Selected writers are compensated for publication of their work.
Deadline: December 14
For more information: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submitguidelines.php
Gemini Magazine, Onset, Mass.
Gemini Magazine has announced its Poetry Open Competition. Six finalists will be published in the March 2012 online issue. Established and emerging writers are encouraged to submit. Cash prizes totaling $1,150 will be awarded. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: January 3
For more information: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html
Asheville Poetry Review, Asheville
The Asheville Poetry Review is now accepting entries for the second annual William Matthews Poetry Prize. Writers may submit one to three poems of any length, style or theme. First prize is $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review and a featured reading at the Wordfest Literary Festival. Other prizes will be awarded. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: January 15
For more information: http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/
Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount
The Maria V. Howard Arts Center at Imperial Centre announces a call for entries for its juried HANDCRAFTED exhibition to be held Saturday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, May 20, 2012. The call is open to all U.S. artists 18 years and older working in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper or any combination of craft media. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: November 18
For more information: http://www.imperialcentre.org/arts/artist.html
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville
The Asheville Art Museums announces a call for entries to all N.C. artists working with new media screen-based art work. This includes video art, experimental animation and time-based media. The work cannot be interactive. Fifteen finalists will have their work(s) included in the Asheville Art Museum’s exhibition Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition in the new Asheville Art Museum Media Gallery, opening spring 2012.
Deadline: November 23
For more information: http://www.ashevilleart.org/
Davidson County Community College, Lexington
Davidson County Community College has issued a call to artists for its spring 2012 art show. All two- and three-dimensional works are eligible. Eight to 12 artists will be selected to exhibit their works in Mendenhall Building Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Friday, May 4, 2012.
Deadline: December 1
For more information: Contact Barbara Cullen at email@example.com for complete guidelines.
Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
Visual Art Exchange is accepting submissions to its juried exhibition Contemporary South to be held Friday, Jan. 6, through Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. The show will highlight contemporary stylings of artists from across the South. Contemporary South is open to all living artists; a maximum of two works in any medium per artist may be submitted. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: December 1
For more information: http://visualartexchange.org/2011/10/contemporary-south/
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
The Florida Art in State Buildings Program has issued a call for applications from artists to provide a sculpture or other similar site-specific artwork for the Classroom II building on the campus of the University of Central Florida. The work will be displayed in the rotunda or courtyard of the building. Project budget is $94,000.
Deadline: December 14
For more information: http://www.fp.ucf.edu/artinstate/calltoartists.html
Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte
The Charlotte Area Transit System is seeking professional artists living and working in the southeastern U.S. to integrate art into the city’s Streetcar Starter project. There are two separate art opportunities: The primary art opportunity is to integrate art into the glass windscreens in the back of each passenger shelter; and the secondary art opportunity is the stop indicator art poles that will be located in front of each passenger shelter.
Deadline: December 20
For more information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=845
North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh
North Ridge Country Club is sponsoring a juried art competition culminating in a gala event to showcase the work of selected artists Saturday, Feb 25, 2012. All works must be original. Entry fee applies
Deadline: January 6
For more information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for complete guidelines.
Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh
Raleigh Fine Arts Society has issued a call for artists for its 2012 North Carolina Artists Exhibition to be held Sunday, March 4, through Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Betty Ray McCain Gallery in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Artists 18 years and older who reside in N.C. may submit up to two (2) two- or three-dimensional works. Cash prizes totaling $6,000 will be awarded. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: January 11
For more information: http://www.raleighfinearts.org/nc-arts-exhibition
Artsplosure — The Raleigh Arts Festival — invites artists to submit applications for its 33rd annual juried fine art and fine craft market, part of the Artsplosure spring arts festival Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2012, in downtown Raleigh. Artists selected to participate at Artsplosure will be eligible for $3,500 in prizes and have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to an audience of up to 80,000. Application and booth fees apply.
Lark Crafts, Asheville
Lark Crafts is seeking works to be featured in its upcoming publication 500 Lights, a gallery book of handmade lamps, sconces, pendants and chandeliers, in spring 2013. Lights must be designed and built by individual designers and/or small shops as unique objects, limited editions or customized originals, and they may be created from any material.
Deadline: March 1
For more information: http://www.larkcrafts.com/submit/calls-for-submissions/#500lights
Best of Artists, Williamsburg, Va.
Best of Artists and Kennedy Publishing announce a call for entries for the Best of Artists genre art book competitions. Genre books include: portrait and figurative, landscapes, still life, wildlife and abstract art. Selected artists will receive a two-page full-color layout of their artwork (a total of two to four images) and their contact information in a beautiful full-color hardcover Best of Artists book. Entry fee applies.
Deadline: March 1
For more information: http://www.bestofartists.com/best-of-artists-worldwide
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