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

Arts Council Greater Lansing is seeking a program assistant intern and a communications/PR assistant intern for spring/summer term. Currently, these will be remote positions, as Arts Council staff are working from home at this time. These are unpaid internships and can be used for college credits as instructors allow. Learn more.

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center is seeking qualified, professional teaching artists to propose creative lesson plans and teach for their 2021 educational programs! They are seeking several teaching artists skilled in a variety of media, including but not limited to, drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, printmaking and photography. Learn more.

Becky Beauchine Kulka Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is accepting applications for a fulltime jewelry goldsmith to join their Okemos team. The goldsmith will perform all requested and necessary work on jewelry to include setting, sizing, retipping, welding, soldering, polishing, engraving, cleaning, estimates and other work consistent with Becky Beauchine Kulka Diamonds and Fine Jewelry standards of quality, service, and timeliness. Learn more.

Potter Park Zoo is looking for people to join the PPZ team! They're accepting applications for seasonal customer service attendants and facilities maintenance workers (20 to 40 hours/week). ⁠Learn more.

Impression 5 Science Center has an opening for a guest experience team member. The person in this position delivers opportunities on the main exploration area, conducts hands-on workshops, facilitates experience in the First Impression Room and assists guests at admission and in the science store. The team member also supports and contributes to the growth of operations at the Science Center. Learn more.

Arts Council Greater Lansing announces a call to teachers for their "Support Young Creatives Billboard Project." Teachers are invited to submit one piece of work by a student artist attending school in the Greater Lansing Region for the chance of having their art displayed on a digital billboard, during Youth Art Month in March 2021. Due to challenges with students being out of school at this time, the application deadline has been extended to Feb. 17, 2021, to better accommodate teachers. Learn more.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and the City of Lansing announce a call for entries for the fourth annual ArtPath Public Art on the Lansing River Trail program. New this year, ArtPath 2021 artists will have the opportunity to participate in education programming, exhibit and sell their work in the retail gallery. Need to have questions answered? Attend the ArtPath Artist Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:00 p.m. You can register for the workshop here. Application deadline for ArtPath is March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center announces a call to youth artists for their "Ingham Student Art Exhibit." Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Ingham Intermediate School District and the Michigan Education Leadership Group host this celebration of excellence in the visual arts for young people in grades K-12+. Submissions must be electronic. Application deadline is March 1, 2021. Learn more. 

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center announces a call to youth artists for their 36th Annual Art Scholarship Alert. This juried art exhibition and scholarship competition is for students grades 9-12 and students 18+ who participate in the Young Adult SE Programs and reside or attend school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Barry, Livingston, Calhoun or Jackson county. This program gives recognition and financial assistance to outstanding art students, encourages artistic growth and provides young artists an opportunity to participate in a professional gallery setting. Learn more.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA), City Walls Detroit and the Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship are seeking an artist or collaborative team for a creative place-keeping project in and around Southeastern High School and Detroit Enterprise Academy. It will be one of the largest municipal mural installations in city history. This two-year initiative will enhance the neighborhoods around the Jefferson auto plant and find ways to increase public art, youth engagement and workforce development. The theme for the mural installation will be the result of engagement with the neighbors in the Beniteau and Lillibridge neighborhoods and the students at the schools. Application deadline is March 31, 2021. Learn more.

The City of Dexter announces a call to artists for the “Dexter Art Gardens,” an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Four (4) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display with the City’s permanent collection for one year: June 2021-May 2022. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations in historic Dexter, Michigan. Application deadline is Feb. 26, 2021. Learn more.

The ​Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan, seeks artists for the national plein air painting festival, "Paint Grand Traverse: a plein air affair," now in its fourth year. This plein air (outdoor) painting festival and competition features 30-40 artists from across the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changing public health situation, they have a "Plan A" (six days long, with outdoor/indoor gatherings, housing provided in host homes) and a "Plan B" (four days long, socially distanced, housing NOT provided). Chosen plan will be announced on June 1, 2021. Artists who are willing and able to do both Plan A and Plan B are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Feb. 26, 2021. Learn more.

Art Rapids! is seeking artist applications for original sculptures of a size, weight and material suited to an outdoor park setting. The sculptures will be exhibited at the Elk Rapids Day Park, located in Elk Rapids, Michigan. Selected works will demonstrate the intimate connections between art, place and the natural environment. Artists can submit 3-6 representative digital images, sketches or a scale maquette of their proposed sculpture. Digital images must be in jpeg format and submitted on a CD or by email. Application deadline is March 15, 2021. Learn more.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts announces a call to artists for the West Michigan Area Show 2021. This annual juried exhibition showcases work in all media by artists in a 14-county region surrounding Kalamazoo. Each year, a renowned artist, educator or museum specialist selects the works to be exhibited and over a dozen works to be awarded over $5,000 in prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize. Application deadline is March 31, 2021. Learn more.

The Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri seeks entries for Watercolor USA 2021, held June 5-Aug. 29, 2021. Cash awards for $3,000, $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000, possible Museum Purchase Awards and artist materials packages will be given. Juror is Nick Nelson, director, Springfield Art Museum. All artwork must be original, executed after Jan. 1, 2020, and not previously shown at the Museum. Application deadline is Feb. 21, 2021. Learn more.

Yeiser Art Center is accepting entries for the Fantastic Fibers 2021 international juried exhibition at Yeiser Art Center April 1-May 29, 2021. The exhibit seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. Application deadline is February 15, 2021. Learn more.