Community Arts & Culture

Artists' Opportunities


The Town of Chapel Hill announces various opportunities for artists throughout the year, including calls to artists, requests for qualifications and requests for proposals, as well as those offered by other arts organizations.  Open and upcoming calls to artists sponsored by Community Arts & Culture are posted on this webpage and are also promoted publicly through our email list social media.  You may wish to join our email list and follow us on Facebook to learn of future calls to artists from this and other organizations based on your preferences and location.

Community Arts & Culture has two open call for entries listed below:

Call for Entries:  7th Annual Banned Books Week Trading Cards

Chapel Hill Public Library seeks small (5” wide x 7” tall) original works on paper, inspired by books or authors that have been challenged, censored, or banned.  Based on their artistic excellence, seven of these works will be selected by a jury to receive prizes worth $100 and will become trading cards; artwork is featured on the front and an artist’s statement and information about the book or author are on the back. All entries are displayed in an exhibit at the Library during Banned Books Week and beyond.  Trading cards are distributed for free during Banned Books Week and beyond.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to artists of all ages within Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, and Alamance Counties.  Artwork must be an original design and not a replication of existing book cover imagery or other artwork.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, August 26, 2019

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Call to Artists:  PUBLIC SPACES 2019 - 2020
An Indoor Exhibitions Series in Chapel Hill, NC

Share your creative works with the Chapel Hill community.  Inspire discussion and share perspectives with thousands of daily visitors to Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill Public Library, and other venues around town. 

The Community Arts & Culture Division (a division of the Town of Chapel Hill) seeks local and regional art that inspires creativity and celebrates community for a better Chapel Hill.  We value inclusion, experience and understanding, and encourage submissions of work that touch on these values.  New and established artists are invited to submit works for individual shows, collective shows, and group exhibits curated by Town staff.  Selected artwork will be displayed for two- or three-month periods between October 2019 and December 2020.  Selected participants may also be invited to exhibit one or two pieces in a special retrospective group show to be held at the end of 2020 or early 2021.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists and artist collectives working with original art that can be hung indoors or displayed in glass cases.  North Carolina artists are encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, August 30, 2019

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