While some things have gone away, new things are being created. Creativity matters, so please keep making art, seeking out calls and submitting those applications when you can.

calls to artists
Friends of Durant Park in Lansing, Mich. is seeking an experienced artist or team to give new life to a dying tree in the park by turning it into an art work. This project idea was inspired by Chicago Tree Project artist Samantha Rausch. Application deadline is April 30, 2020. Learn more .

High Caliber Karting and Entertainment announces a call to artists to paint "fowling" platforms for this spin on bowling that will be part of their gaming repertoire when quarantine is over. Learn more.

Cracked Pot Studio Tour   announ  ces a call to artists for their fourth annual Cracked Pot Studio Tour which takes place Sept. 19-20, 2020. Artists must be juried and be from, or living in, Michigan. Application fee is $25 and deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020.  Learn more.

ArtPrize announces call to artists for its event on Sept. 16-Oct. 4, 2020. Artist registration is open April 13-June 4, 2020. Learn more.

Lowell Arts announces extended deadline for the Fallasburg Arts Festival, which will be held Sept. 19-20,2020. Application fee is $30. Application deadline is May 1, 2020. Learn more.

South Haven Center for the Arts is seeking submissions of self-portraits that ask the artist to share not just a likeness but also their narrative. This national juried exhibition will run in conjunction with "Frida Kahlo’s Garden"- a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibit that presents an intimate look at how nature and culture nourished her creativity and informed the narrative in her art. Deadline for submissions is April 18, 2020. Learn more.

Higher Art Gallery announces a call to artists for its annual all-media juried exhibit,
"Citizens Coping: artists respond to the last four years." As this exhibit lands smack dab during the month of the 2020 election, the gallery invites artists of all mediums to examine how the last four years have changed them personally (or not), and express how the actions of this administration have affected them. Learn more.

Submittable has put together this Call to Artists COVID-19 list of creative opportunities for artists, writers, poets and more. Some are local, but many are national and international. It's actually fun to read through all of the interesting and creative ideas people are coming up with to share arts and culture. Give it a read and hopefully you will find the perfect fit. Learn more.

Better Than Plaster is seeking children's art artists. They feel that there is a lack of diversity in children’s art, and they want to do something about it! This call is open to artists of children’s art from all around the globe. Learn more.

Film Pipeline   announces 2020 Short Film Competition. The third annual Film Pipeline Shorts Competition seeks remarkable directors and diverse, engaging content--the type of work defined by forward-thinking perspectives and unconventional yet universally appealing stories. Cash prizes and more. Early deadline is May 31, 2020.  Learn more.

AT&T Shape  announces the seventh edition of the AT&T Film Awards, offering $60,000 in cash and prizes. Maximum film length is 10 minutes. Submissions will be accepted through April 30, 2020.  Learn more.

Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Submission deadline is May 1, 2020. Learn more.

additional resources

virtual workshops

In this episode of The Write Good Podcast , Dr. Krista Kurlinkus talks about the qualities of good writing and how these are related to grant writing success. Listen in as she teaches about balance and consistency, descriptive language, dialogue, and scene-setting.