OPEN NOW: Funds, Grants, Gigs & Training – UPDATED 4/25/24



Spring is springing and just as pollen-filled flowers are popping up across Mecklenburg County, so are opportunities – grants, jobs and art calls – for local creatives. Below are seven opportunities we think you should know about. Get reading. Get clicking. And, get going (or sharing)! Last Updated: 4/25/24

Concord Mural Project
Deadline: 4/30
Make your mark on Concord with a $20,000 mural project at Clearwater Arts Center.  Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte (RTGC), in collaboration with the City of Concord and Republic Services Foundation, is seeking qualifications from local artists for a community mural. MORE INFO.

Juried Art Show: York County
Deadline: 5/5
All artists are invited to submit work to be showcased at the 35th Annual Juried Competition hosted by the Arts Council of York County. MORE INFO.

Artist Career Opportunity Grant: SouthArts
Deadline: 5/7
SouthArts is offering up to $2,000 to individual artists looking to support a milestone opportunity in their career that will likely lead to substantial career advancement. MORE INFO.

City of Concord Public Art Consultant/Temporary Art Curator
Deadline: 5/8
The City of Concord and the Concord Public Art Commission seek a qualified consultant to curate and launch an annual program for the cultivation of temporary sculpture and revolving art in their historic downtown. This position will engage artists and oversee the selection of four loaned sculptures and one commissioned mural. MORE INFO.

Call for Art Submissions: Pullen Arts Center
Deadline: 5/20
Submissions are open for the Pullen Arts Center’s 2025 Exhibition Program. The Center welcomes diverse mediums such as ceramics, drawing, painting, metal arts and fiber art, among others. MORE INFO.

Knight Emerging Cities Champions Program Returns
Deadline: 5/27

The Knight Emerging Cities Champions fellowship and micro-grant program has relaunched, offering young civic innovators $5,000 in seed funding and a $500 tech bundle to execute community projects in the Historic West End. Eligible applicants, aged 18 to 35, must  submit their innovative proposals by May 27 for the 2024-2025 program. Direct questions to Knight’s VP of Communities and National Initiatives, Kelly Jin. MORE.

Creative Space: Waitlist Open for VAPA Center
Deadline: 5/30
Do you need space to create? This may be your chance. It’s been years since The VAPA Center (recent winner of the Trailblazer Vision Award from Charlotte Center City Partners) has reopened its waitlist for affordable creative workspaces. MORE INFO.

Open Call for Visual Art: Theatre Charlotte
Deadline: 8/1
Theatre Charlotte is calling all Charlotte area artists to submit their work for display in the lobby during Season 97 productions, aligning with each show’s theme or mood. MORE INFO.