OPEN NOW: Funds, Grants, Gigs & Training – UPDATED 12/7


Read up, creative friends. Below are ways to earn money, renew yourself, share your work and learn new skills. Last Updated: 12/7

OPEN CALL: SHOUT! 2024 Final Applications

There are three remaining opportunities open to submit artwork or ideas to participate in Charlotte SHOUT! 2024, a 17-day art festival taking over Uptown next spring. These include the poster design competition to open public performance slots.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 12/15/23 at 11:59 p.m.

OPEN CALL: Art Transplant

Re|muse invites visual artists new to the Charlotte Metropolitan area to display works for a one-night-only showcase and social gathering at the Guilded Unicorn Tattoo Parlor on Friday, Feb. 2,  2024. There are only four spaces remaining for creatives to display five pieces.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 12/17/23 at 9 p.m.

OPEN CALL: Beach Trailer Design

Carolina Beach Murals is accepting applications for designs celebrating the sport of fishing. Vinyl wrap installation is recommended.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 1/5/24 

OPEN CALL: Matthews Outdoor Sculpture Gallery

The Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resource Department is seeking original sculptures from artists to display at one of nine locations in downtown Matthews. Selected works will be visually engaging with a strong, imaginative design and concept. Existing works are eligible.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 1/7/24 

OPEN CALL: Wilmington Arts Council/Novant Help

The Wilmington Arts Council and Novant Health are accepting applications for two large-scale, external, digital pieces to be installed at the brand-new Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 1/15/24 

GRANT: Creative Renewal Fellowship

Funds from the ASC’s Creative Renewal Fellowship may be used for research, instruction, conferences, apprenticeships, travel, or other experiences that help recipients on their creative journeys. Up to $15,000.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 12/11

RESIDENCY: Goodyear Arts 2024 Residencies

Goodyear Arts is accepting applications for nine local, paid artist residencies in 2024. For more information, an in-person session at Goodyear Arts on December 10 from 4 to 5 p.m.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 1/3/24 at 11:59 p.m.

GRANT: SouthARTS Southern Prize and State Fellowships

The SouthARTS Southern Prize and State Fellowships are open to visual artists across nine-state regions to support, highlight and celebrate the breadth, depth and diversity of artistic excellence in the South. Awards range from $5,000 to $25,000.

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 1/8/24 at 11:59 p.m.

GRANT: 2024 β€œMiss Sarah” Fellowship for Black Women Writers

The 2024 β€œMiss Sarah” Fellowship for Black Women Writers provides a restful, uninterrupted environment to develop an idea for authors working a new writing project or seeking to complete an existing one. Selected writers will have two options to stay near downtown Asheville for a 10-day mini-residency in July 2024. 

πŸ”˜DEADLINE: 1/9/24 at 11:59 p.m.

GRANT:  NC Humanities Council

The North Carolina Humanities Council has announced three grant opportunities for projects that spur dialogue, deepen human experiences and inspire community through cultural experiences. For more information, attend upcoming information webinars on Dec. 6, 2023 and Jan. 10, 2024 at noon on Zoom.

πŸ”˜ROLLING DEADLINES:  11/30/23 through 9/30/24

GRANT:  H.U.G. Micro-Grant

Managed by Charlotte Is Creative, $250 H.U.G. (Helpful Unfettered Gift) Micro-Grants exist to help Mecklenburg County creatives remove one obstacle that may be keeping a creative project or idea (for-profit or nonprofit) from moving forward. They are best used for practical purposes such as buying materials, commissioning artists for help, paying legal fees to incorporate, funding marketing/advertising, etc.   

πŸ”˜ROLLING DEADLINE: Available every month.



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