calls for entry


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.