Is there an event or artistic installation you have been wanting to present downtown?
The City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund offers you an opportunity to transform downtown outdoor spaces into arts and culture destinations. Funding of up to $5,000 per project will be awarded to organizations or individuals who wish to produce their own quality programming in publicly accessible outdoor spaces in Eugene’s downtown core. Funding can support any artistic or cultural discipline, including visual, dance, music, theatre, film/video/media and multidisciplinary fields.
The 2021 Downtown Program Fund seeks to:
- Draw people and positive energy to the downtown core through activation of outdoor spaces with arts and culture events or installations
- Help artists and arts organizations to survive and thrive through the impacts of the pandemic
- Support long-term recovery efforts by engaging the community in support for arts & culture
- Foster a sense of belonging and safety for all community members, in particular Eugene’s BIPOC and LGBTQ communities
In addition to funding, awardees of the Downtown Program Fund will also receive an initial consultation with the City’s Cultural Services staff, publicity through Cultural Services marketing, and access to available City equipment including tables, chairs and canopies. Read more.
TRANSFORMATION RESIDENCY 2021
Deadline to submit: February 13, 2021
The Transformation Residency aims to lessen the social, political, and economic barriers to artistic creation. To this end, the residency offers a stipend of $2,000. Along with this stipend, selected artists will be provided opportunities to share work publicly and participate with the Tropical Contemporary community in an online space. This residency is for Trans and Gender-Diverse artists residing in the state of Oregon. Read more.
FIELDS ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Deadline to submit: February 15, 2021
The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Oregon Humanities (OH) are partnering once again to invest in individual artists, culture bearers, and their communities through the Fields Artist Fellowship. The Fields Artist Fellowship aims to support artists who are at a pivotal moment or inflection point in their careers, where the fellowship can provide meaningful impact over the two-year term. Read more.
NEW ZONE’S “ZONE 4 ALL”
Deadline to submit: February 27, 2021
The New Zone Arts Collective, a non-profit arts organization located at 22 W 7th Ave, will host a past New Zone tradition “ZONE 4 ALL” (Spring Edition) March 5th – 27th. The non-juried show is open to all artists with any 2-D or 3-D work. Artists must hand deliver up to 4 ready-to-display pieces to the New Zone on Saturday, February 27th, 12-6pm. Work without proper hanging devices will not be accepted. There is a $10 entry fee per piece for work displayed and a 35% commission to New Zone for art sold. Cards and prints of displayed work are also accepted to sell.
This exhibition offers a space for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, disabled, fat, and other marginalized folks to express the kinds of oppression and power struggles that shape their social locations, identities, and agencies. With this exhibition we seek to highlight a wide range of artists who address intersectionality while also exploring and expressing their own individual identities in their works. Areas of particular interest to the organizers/curators include, but are not limited to sexism, racism, ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and fatphobia. Artists are allowed up to three submissions. Open to all media (photo, sculpture, video, audio, painting, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking, etc.) Read more
Umpqua Valley Art’s annual Artworks Northwest Exhibit, held in our Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, is a regional juried exhibit of work from artists who reside in the Pacific Northwest region (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana and Western Wyoming). Open to all media including, but not limited to, sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, and drawing. Read more
The Western Governors’ Foundation is proud to announce the 2021 “Celebrate the West” regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The visual arts challenge is open to high school students in the 19 Western states and three U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA). Complete list of eligible states below. Entrants will create original two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state or informed by living in the West. Students may draw ideas from a variety of sources, including state history, landmarks, natural resources, National Parks and Monuments, people, communities, and culture. Read more
EMERALD PRINT EXCHANGE
Last day to register: May 31st (unless they reach capacity earlier)
For the fourth consecutive year, Whiteaker Printmakers and Print Arts Northwest are happy to announce the opening of the annual Emerald Print Exchange! Once again, this fantastic collaboration between two non-profit printmaking organizations will help fund efforts to promote print arts in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The exchange is open to fine art printmakers around the world. Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants. For only $35 ($45 for addresses outside the United States), you receive 10 original prints from other artists in exchange for your edition of 12. This is a wonderful opportunity not only to expose your work to a wider printmaking community, but also to see — and even own! — original prints from other artists. Read more.
Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2022 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. Please visit the department’s art contest website 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.
Each stamp contest has a list of eligible species, which are as follows:
Upland Game Bird: Chukar
Waterfowl: Northern Shoveler
Habitat Conservation: A select list of Strategy Species identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy. Not all species in the Strategy are eligible, so please use the qualifying list of species to select your subject matter.
THE MARKET ALLEY
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
With the expansion of The Market, the Market Alley presents a unique opportunity to create experiences within the 200-foot-long glass-covered walkway, the center point for three new buildings including The Gordon Hotel, the residential Gordon Lofts, and a three-story Market Building. The Alley is bordered by retailers, eateries and shops including Heritage Distilling Co., Nike, Handel’s Ice Cream, Cafe Yumm and an array of art and artisans on Maker’s Row including Karin Clarke Gallery, Beaudet Jewelry, plant shop The Basic Botanist, and Bug’s Baby Boutique.
Artists are invited to connect regarding opportunities to vend, display, host or pop-up in this new community space in ways people can enjoy safely and in adherence to all health recommendations and guidelines, which include but are not limited to:
- Vending and/or pop-up shops
- An art gallery or display with works for sale
- Student showcase(s)
- Displays: automotive, tech, arts/crafts
- Ongoing installations
There is no fee for an alleyway display at this time (subject to change). If you are interested, please contact Camile I. Tanner at email@example.com or by phone at 907-229-3737. All inquiries require approval.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCKENZIE RESTAURANT GALLERY
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing
Display and sell your work at McKenzie General Store! Email for more information at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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