Charlotte Arts will post opportunities for artists as they are received to this website. They are also sent by email to current members. You must be a current member of Charlotte Arts to participate. For more information on member benefits and how to pay, visit https://www.charlottearts.org/become-a-member/.

Opportunities for artists have included:

Call to Artists (for juried shows, actors for plays, musicians, etc.): Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park (5 Bayfront Dr.) in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for Best-in-Show Adult, Best-in-Show Student, and People’s Choice categories, totaling $3,000. Learn more at https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit/ or contact Liz Chicoine (941/404-5710, liz@embracingourdifferences.org).


Call for Artists: Pain, Process and Promise:  Submission deadline: July 1 • In this extended moment, we find ourselves navigating crisis upon crisis that has further underscored the deep inequities in our society. In an attempt to process the multilayered issues facing our society and culture, this exhibition asks artists to submit traditional works of art in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and sculpture but is also looking for proposals in a variety of installation or alternative mediums such a video, projection, memorials and community based projects. Date: July 10 – August 20, Location: 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

Exhibition Calendar

  • Artwork on Display: Friday, July 10 – August 20
  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 1
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday July 3
  • Delivery of Accepted Artwork: Monday, July 6 (by appointment)
  • Artwork Pickup: Friday, August 21 (by appointment)

Contact Ehren Gerhard at  exhibitions@artinlee.org for more information or visit https://www.artinlee.org/event/process/.


Clearwater Sculpture360: Season X seeking Florida artists

The city of Clearwater, in partnership with the Public Art and Design Board and the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), is seeking three artists to install completed sculptures on the 400-600 blocks of Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater. Applications are due by noon (EDT) on Thursday, July 16, 2020, and the selected artists will be notified by August 24, 2020. Sculptures must be available for installation by September 30, 2020 and remain on display through March 2022. Applicants must be Florida residents and each of the three artists will be awarded a $3,000 honorarium for the loan of the art.

Sculpture360 is a rotating exhibition of temporary artwork and is part of the Clearwater Public Art and Design Program. The exhibition is entering its tenth season and is supported through contributions from the City’s Public Art Fund and partnerships with other local donors and organizations. The artwork will be displayed at three locations in Downtown Clearwater and are all highly visible to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The artwork will be displayed for 18 months and is entering its tenth season.

This call is open to Florida resident artists and teams of artists with professional experience in temporary sculpture exhibitions and public art. Those interested are asked to submit the following items: a one-page resume or short bio, 2-4 photographs of eligible sculptures, with details such as name, materials, and dimensions, contact information for 2 references from past installations. To submit your work, contact Christopher Hubbard at christopher.hubbard@myclearwater.com or (727) 562-4067.


Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home is seeking an artist to donate a painting of a veteran-related mural to the outside of its building by Memorial Day 2021. The artist will be promoted widely in marketing and media materials. For more information, contact Leigha at 813-360-5500.


2020 Florida Biennial Open Call to Artists by July 10

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood announces an Open Call for their 2020 Florida Biennial (November 7 to February 20). Visual artists residing in the state of Florida may submit art for the exhibition juried by Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art. Only one entry per artist. Entry fee is $40. Three pieces of art may be submitted per entry for General Exhibition and two may be submitted for Artists Select where you may be selected for a solo exhibition.

Awards include:

  • Artists Select: Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions in the Middle and Interactive Galleries during the 2020 Florida Biennial. Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium
  • General Exhibition: $40 honorarium for all exhibiting artists in the Biennial exhibition
  • All Participating Artists: $150 Friend-Level membership with free admission to more than 1,000 cultural institutions given to all exhibiting artists in the Biennial

Thanks to Kathy Futch for providing this information. Learn more at https://artandculturecenter.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=68a1c8881002e5aa15b10c8a1&id=3dc22a07ec&e=4a9b4bb03b.


City of Tampa’s Open Call to Artists by June 9

This call is to create a prequalified pool of artists for Mayor Castor’s Art on the Block Program. The program has too many projects on the horizon to give each an individual call.

This call is open to artists in the State of Florida who are within driving distance, including:

  • Emerging and established artists.
  • Artists that you don’t typically think of in the realm of “public art” – graphic designers, printmakers, poets, storytellers, photographers, artists of social justice/practice  (Not open to dance, theater or music at this time.)
  • Art teachers in both public and private K-12 schools, universities and other institutes of higher learning.

Learn more at https://www.tampagov.net/art-programs/Info/call-to-artists.


Artist Relief Fund

The Deadline for Round 1 of applications is

April 23rd at 11:59pm EST

To support artists, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.artistrelief.org/.


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