OPEN CALLS FOR ART : UPDATED 8/16

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LAST UPDATED: August 16, 2023

 

Below are active calls for art available to Charlotte-Mecklenburg creatives.

 

 

Create Art for Three Branch Libraries
Administered by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Deadline: 8/30
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Professional artists or artist teams have the opportunity to create up to two original, two-dimensional works for three branches that do not currency have public art –: Plaza Midwood, Pineville and South Boulevard Branches. 

 

North Newton Textile History Mural
Administered by Newton Public Art Commission
Deadline: 9/15
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Artists from all backgrounds, cultures, and artistic styles are encouraged to apply. are invited artists to submit qualifications for a public mural installation recognizing the “men, women, and children who labored in North Newton’s early industrial mills, weaving the fabrics that made Catawba County a textile manufacturing powerhouse by the beginning of the 20th century.” Installation will be Jan. through March 2024. 

PAID GIGS FOR QUEEN CITY CREATIVES IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Charlotte Is Creative is working to organize dozens of interactive, public creative pop-ups in the Corridors of Opportunity, County Parks and more in October and November. Artists representing a wide array of creative pop-ups to entertain and excite the public, ranging from music to dance to visual arts and hands-on crafts⁣ are invited to apply

A few notes:

  • Creatives living and working in one of the Corridors (map here) or Mecklenburg Districts 4, 5 and 6 will be given special consideration.
  • ⁣Ideas should be vibrant, attractive and temporary⁣
  • Hands-on ideas are appreciated, but not necessary⁣
  • Pop-Ups should be 1, 2 or 4 hours in length⁣
  • Ideas should be planned for an outdoor presentation⁣
  • Ideas not requiring using power (unless you are providing it) are preferred⁣
  • Budgets for these engagements will range from $250 to $1,000; please provide ideas that can scale up or down. In some cases the budget may increase.⁣
  • While you are welcome to suggest them, permanent murals may not be feasible for many of our available engagements⁣
  • Pop-Ups will take place on weekends during daylight hours⁣

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your ideas by 11:59PM on Sunday, August 27.⁣ APPLY HERE.

If you have a new idea for a public engagement, tell us. Otherwise, don’t worry. We will be taking your previous submission into consideration for this work. It may be several weeks before you hear from us, but please know we’ll be in touch.⁣

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