Lane Arts Council is pleased to invite submissions from the community for the sixth year of Fiesta Cultural! Fiesta Cultural is the largest celebration of Lane County’s rich diversity of Latinx arts, culture, and heritage. Submit your event, project, or program to be featured as part of this year’s Fiesta Cultural line-up, happening September through December 2020, either online or in-person. Some examples of Fiesta Cultural events you may plan and produce include: music, dance, theatre, poetry, film, visual arts exhibitions and installations, workshops, festivals, celebrations, and more! If you have a vision for an arts and culture event produced by or featuring Latina/Latino artists, please submit your idea or reach out to us with any questions. If your event is accepted as a part of Fiesta Cultural, your event will receive the promotional benefits of Lane Arts Council’s Fiesta Cultural initiative and other forms of support. Read more
MAUDE KERNS DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Deadline to Apply: August 3rd, 2020
The Maude Kerns Art Center is accepting submissions for their 27th annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit. All artists, working in all mediums, are eligible. Work must be original and must focus on the Mexican Day of the Dead, which blends the ancient harvest rituals of the Aztec god of death and the Roman Catholic holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days. The celebration honors the dead and acknowledges the link between the communities of the living and the dead. Read more
EUGENE SYMPHONY GUILD YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
Deadline to Apply: August 14th, 2020
Exceptional orchestral instrumentalists, ages 14-25, are invited to submit a video of a musical performance. Participants must be Oregon residents or have attended an Oregon school/university during the 2019/20 school year. Junior Division winners could win up to $500, and Senior Division winners could win up to $1,000! Winners may also be invited to perform with the Eugene Symphony, as well as at Eugene Symphony Guild and community engagement events. Competition results will be announced the week of August 30th. Read more
EUGENE POSTCARD PROJECT
Deadline to Apply: August 15th, 2020
Oregon Art Supply invites artists to submit handmade postcards to be displayed in Oregon Art Supply’s storefront windows, which will be transformed into a temporary art gallery in order to provide an alternative, outdoor space to view artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic. Postcards must be appropriate for viewing by all ages. Read more
FAST FORWARD: THE MAYOR’S TEEN ART SHOW EXHIBIT
Deadline to Apply: August 17, 2020
EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY TEEN POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2020
The Eugene Public Library is creating a book titled “Imagine Your Story: Teen Poetry Anthology”, and Eugene teens ages 13-19 are invited to submit up to three original poems to be considered for inclusion. Beginners are welcome. Everyone who submits a poem will be entered in a raffle to win a Teen Writers Prize Basket, and everyone whose poetry is selected to be published will receive a free copy of the book. See more
OREGON DEPT OF FISH & WILDLIFE ART CONTEST
Deadline to Apply: September 25th, 2020
Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2021 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp, and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Winning artwork is used to produce collector stamps and other promotional items (e.g., prints, wine label, etc.) with sale proceeds benefiting Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats. Entries will be accepted between August 28 and 5 p.m. on September 25, 2020 at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. Artists can enter one or all three contests. Please visit https://www.dfw.state.or.us/stamp_contest/index.asp for contest rules, eligible species, entry form, and to view images of entries from previous years. There is no entry fee to apply. The winning artist for each contest will receive a $2,000 award.
GRANTS FOR OREGON ARTISTS RESPONDING TO THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
Deadline to Apply: September 30th
The Jordan Schnitzer Museums of Art at the University of Oregon, Washington State University, and Portland State University will each award $2,500 grants to 20 artists who use their voices, experiences, and artistic expression to reflect on social justice efforts in response to systemic racism. Artists residing throughout the state of Oregon, excluding Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, and Washington Counties, are encouraged to submit proposals. Artists working in all mediums are invited to apply! Read more
PROGRESSIVE STICKER ART NEEDED
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing; submissions will be reviewed at the end of each month
GiveMore, a fundraising platform to help fundraisers find new donors, is seeking artists to create and submit original artwork to be printed on stickers. Members of the public can get one free sticker, or make a donation to receive more than one sticker and/or move to the front of the line, and artists will receive 10% of the funds raised for their stickers. Artwork should be progressive in nature and should be on topics such as Black Lives Matter, Environmental Justice, LGBTQ+, or other relevant movements. GiveMore hopes to feature the work of BIPOC and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. See more
Share information about one piece of artwork that you would like to promote for sale to our social media audiences. Lane Arts Council will share the artwork image and information in a post on our Facebook page to connect you with potential buyers for the piece. In posting local artwork for sale on our social media, we hope to bring visibility and opportunity for income to local artists during the COVID-19 shutdown. Read more and submit here.
This new series is aimed at using our spotlight to show incredible local talent in our local area. We’re on the hunt for more artists that can perform a set of 1-hour-or-less and encourage local artists interested in performing to apply to the program online for consideration. Hult Happy Hours will be every Thursday at 6 pm, streamed live from the Hult Center’s Facebook. Read more
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
This mural program through the City of Eugene provides opportunities for local artists to create public murals by connecting artists and wall owners and serving as a liaison for the process. Urban Canvas is looking for both artists and wall owners who want to participate. Read more
EUGENE RESTAURANT GALLERY
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Display and sell your work at a new pizza restaurant on Barger Dr, Eugene. Join the rotating display program in this family friendly establishment with a playground and a small game room for the kids as well as a bar area. If interested, email email@example.com.
MCKENZIE RESTAURANT GALLERY
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Display and sell your work at McKenzie General Store! Email for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTISTS SUNDAY DIRECTORY
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
All professional artists and craftsmen are invited to join Artists Sunday, the free nationwide promotional event encouraging consumers to shop with artists. It’s like Black Friday, but for art, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Participation is free and we are partnering in the effort. Artist participants receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to generate buzz and awareness. Join individual artists and supportive organizations across the country in this unique and powerful promotion. Read more
SUBMIT YOUR CALL TO ARTISTS
Please send your notice formatted like the entries above to email@example.com for consideration. Please include: Project Title, Application Deadline, Project Description, Artist/Artwork Qualifications, Contact Info, a link to your Call to Artists, and an Image (if applicable).
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