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
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing announces call to artists for their exhibit wall. Exhibit your work at the Arts Council for one month. Current months available: August, October and December. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2020. Learn more.

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

The Gifts of Art Program is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2020 to August 2021 exhibition year. One of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the nation, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020. Learn more.

Fenton Arts Council announces a call to artists for its fine art exhibition. All artwork must be the original, handcrafted work of the displaying artist. Deadline to apply is May 20, 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 (or COVID-19). 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 artists who create children's art. 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.

Manifest announces an international call for art about monsters, real or imagined.  Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. Cash prize will be awarded, multiple entries can be submitted. Deadline is May 25, 2020. Learn more.

Manifest invites visual artists to submit works of art about sparkle, enchantment, facade, flashiness, and the seductive power of bright lights and color for their "Twinkle" exhibition.  Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. Deadline to submit is May 24, 2020. Learn more.

Blue Cat Gallery & Studio announces a call to artists for their juried art exhibition "Signs of Rural Life." Enter your chicken and other rural-themed art into this annual show, which opens coinciding with Wayne America's annual community festival. Learn more.

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