The world needs you and your creativity, especially now, so please keep making art, seeking out calls and submitting those applications when you can.

The Lansing Poetry Club announces the Ritzenhein Emerging Poet Award Contest. The winner of this contest receives a poetry chapbook contract with "Finishing Line Press," along with mentorship and help completing and publicizing the chapbook, a $100 award, plus royalties and other rewards. Submission deadline is Dec. 31, 2020. Learn more.

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call to artists and artisans for their Mistletoe Market. They are seeking original handmade artwork or products. If the artist does not have an online selling platform, the center will direct viewers to their personal artist contact to inquire more about purchasing artwork directly from the artist. Application deadline is Nov. 11, 2020. Learn more.

Northville Art House seeks entries for its juried collage art exhibition, "Shear Madness" being held Jan. 13-Feb. 6, 2021. Cash awards of $650 for 1st-4th place and honorable mention. Artists 18 and over may submit a maximum of three original collage works of art composed by arranging and gluing or otherwise affixing pieces of paper, fabric, photographs or other mixed media to a surface. Application deadline is Nov. 22, 2020. Learn more.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts seeks entries for its juried art exhibition, "re|ART" to be held on Feb. 1-27, 2021. Cash awards will be given. Open to all Michigan visual artists working in all mediums, including 2-D, 3-D, functional art, fine craft, photography and installation. Application deadline is Jan. 10, 2021. Learn more.

Northwest Arts Center announces an open call for artists worldwide to enter work for its upcoming "Americas 2021: Paperworks Exhibition." Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All artworks must be original. Work must be ready to exhibit and completed within the last two years. Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2020. Learn more.

ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation announces a call to artists for the 2021 exhibition "Solitude." As COVID continues to impede people's movements and interactions, how do we, as individuals, or as members of a larger, even worldwide community, process these survival confinements? ARC is searching for your creative endeavors as a reflection of your process under the current circumstances, keeping artists alone but pulling together into a community. Application deadline is Nov. 22, 2020. Learn more.

Manifest, the international Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization and gallery, invites visual artists to submit works of art about timing as it relates to the five themes of Who, What, Where, When and Why for their upcoming exhibition. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract or experimental of any media. Application deadlines vary depending on the individual theme chosen. Learn more.

Las Laguna Gallery invites artists working in all photographic mediums to submit images to be considered for an exhibition. Please feel free to submit your traditional or digital artworks. The theme for this call for entry is open. All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted on their website, promoted on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. Application deadline is Nov. 8, 2020. Learn more.