calls for entry

Online Craft Educator Resource: Seeking Contributions from Craft Adjuncts
Craft Conscious, a website for craft educators interested in approaching craft conceptually, centering feminist and anti-racist content is currently seeing proposals for 15 minute video lectures to be featured on the site.
Seeking craft adjuncts (teaching craft history/theory or studio classes) to contribute proposals for 15 minute video mini-lectures relating craft to one of the following topics: capitalism, care, community, embodiment, gender, nature, performance, race, spirituality, and tradition.
Please send a brief proposal (no more than 250 words) to
Proposals will be accepted continuously throughout the fall of 2020, however funding is limited, please submit proposals asap if funding is desired.
Selected projects will receive funding ($200 for each selected 15 minute video lecture).
Website link with more info:

Screen Shot 2018-08-01 at 1.21.40 PM.pngCALL FOR ENTRIES Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art
Contemporary Craft (CC) Pittsburgh, PA
September 13, 2019 – March 20, 2020
CC is currently seeking artists whose work reflects an interest in topics related to food justice, public policy advocacy, farming and gardening, race and class awareness, access, and nutrition education. Food security is among the most basic of human needs, but contemporary issues preventing equitable access to food are extremely complex. Economic inequality and structural racism, corporate agricultural practices, food waste, climate change, and domestic and geopolitics are among the many factors that contribute to the growing disparity in the distribution of food resources across the US and around the globe. 521,750 Pennsylvania children and nearly 1 in 7 of our neighbors in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County are “food insecure,” lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art, and related interpretive programming, will convey personal stories and experiences to demonstrate the local and world-wide impact food justice has on individuals and society, and how the arts can guide thoughtful conversation on the topic.
MEDIA CRITERIA The exhibition will highlight a variety of techniques and forms including, but not limited to, innovative art expressions rooted in traditional craft media such as clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found objects; and will explore unexpected relationships between craft and painting, sculpture, conceptual, and installation art.
ELIGIBILITY Open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early, mid or late stages of their career and reside in the United States or abroad. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.
Please send submissions at:
The application will ask for: • Contact information • Artist statement • CV/ Resume in doc and pdf format (file size must be under 1MB) • 6 Representative images similar in quality and nature to the work the artist would enter if selected. o Images need not be the exact pieces the artist intends to enter. o Quality of images submitted may influence decisions on inclusion. o Each uploaded image descriptions must include Title, Year, Medium, Dimension, Retail Price.
If you have any questions about the Food Justice artist open call, please contact Kate Lydon at SALES CC receives a 50% commission on artworks sold. Commissions received through CC sales help support the free admission, education and community outreach programs of the nonprofit organization.
RIGHT TO REPRODUCE CC reserves the right to photograph exhibited work, and use photographs – or the artist’s entry images – in both printed and electronic materials for publicity and promotion.
FOOD JUSTICE CALENDAR ● Call for Artists begins – July 26, 2018 ● Deadline for Entries – December 7, 2018 ● Notification of Artists – February 15, 2019 ● Exhibition dates – September 13, 2019 through March 20, 2020 Questions? Please contact Kate Lydon at


Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC is seeking entries for “ART OF ENGAGEMENT,” a National Juried Show scheduled for August 4 – 24, 2017.
Artwork entries should reflect present-day issues and concerns. Be part of a national conversation about important issues using the universal language of art. Be bold, stand up, and speak out! Be an #artist and an #activist.
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center.
Open to all artists living and/or working in the United States, 18-years-old and older. All original visual media that is the artist’s own concept, design and work.
AWARDS 1st Prize: $750, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $250.
Entry fees: $50 for up to 3 entries/images; artists may submit up to 3 additional entries/images at a cost of $10 per additional entry.
Please visit to apply.
Deadline to apply: June 12, 2017.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD)
Motivated by the writings of longtime Craft Horizons magazine editor Rose Slivka and artist/poet M.C. Richards, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) presents a challenge for makers and writers: to create a new collaborative work inspired by The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979 in just 11 days.

Phase One, April 15, 2-4 pm: convene makers and writers, introduce and tour exhibition, engage in a collaborative, playful workshop, and assign teams.
Phase Two: teams will have 11 days to refine, develop and materialize a final collaborative work.
Phase Three, April 28, 6:30–8pm: teams will present the final work during a public event at CCCD.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are due by March 11, 2017 and will be reviewed by Anna Helgeson, Grants and Programs Coordinator, CCCD and Gary Hawkins, Associate Dean for Faculty, Warren Wilson College. Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2017. For questions and further information, please contact or 828-785-1357. APPLY NOW

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) generates knowledge, advocacy, and resources that enable universities to integrate arts and design practices, fostering highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

2017 National Conference:
Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement
Wednesday, November 1 – Saturday, November 4, 2017
Boston, MA
Hosted by Northeastern University
Additional Events Hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, and Tufts University

Full Call for Proposal available HERE.
Please click HERE to submit proposals by April 7, 2017.

Enter to win: National Clay Week Community Outreach/Social Engagement Project Award 

National Clay Week is about connecting and getting people involved in the experience of clay. Below you’ll find a list of ways to get involved at a local and national level.

Submissions Due:  September 1, 2016
Winner announced to public: October 14th, 2016

Winners Receive:

  • $1500 in Materials plus $500 Cash

  • National Recognitions for Project

  • Honorary Member of the Next Year’s NCW

October 2016

Please Touch
Deadline: APRIL 11
Exhibition Dates: June 4 – July 17, 2016
Entry Fee: $35 for 3 entries + 3 detail images
Juror: Cynthia Connolly
This all-media exhibition invites national and international artists to submit interactive works. Visitors will be encouraged to touch and engage with the artwork, so all work must be safe to touch. Our juror is Virginia-based artist and curator, Cynthia Connolly.