This week we are delighted to list a varied range of unique opportunities for artists including the Arts & Healing Network’s “Art & Social Change” award. You will always find special calls for artists in this weekly column that we think are of most interest to our readers. If you know of any special call for artists please add it in a comment section below. We hope you will visit often and subscribe to The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS.
Arts & Healing Network’s Art & Social Change
Deadline: May 1, 2015. Every year the Arts & Healing Network (AHN) “honors healing artists who are truly making a difference in the world.” The extraordinary organization presents awards to encourage and support the efforts of the recipients and help them expand their initiatives. The 2015 AHN theme is art and social change. The Arts & Healing Network “will present 1-4 awards of $5000 (US) each to artists who are healing societal issues, empowering communities and making positive, tangible change happen in the world.” Artists may nominate themselves or other artists. Learn more.
StandAgainstRacism Public Art Project
Submission deadline: April 5, 2015. StandAgainstRacism, a signature campaign of the YWCA, is a national week of action to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated. Neighborhood Health Plan would like to commission an FPAC artist to create a participatory public art project that will be representative of the YWCA’s yearly Stand Up to Racism event. The project needs to be completed by April 20th. Budget: $1,500-2,000. Learn more.
Moore Women Artists is Seeking Contributors
Ongoing. The new Moore Women Artists website, hosted by Moore College of Art & Design, invites artists to share their ideas, issues and successes and learn more about the heritage of women artists. “Articles and blog posts by guests contributors will be the source and impetus for starting an online discussion about what women visual artists are experiencing today in terms of creating their work, their careers and the issues they are facing. Delving into the heritage of women artists and the strides they’ve made over the years will also be addressed as well as where they have come and what the future may hold.” Contributors who provide content will have a contributor’s page with their photo, bio, link to their artist site, and more. Learn more.
“Four Elements” For Digital Artists and Photographers
Submission deadline: April 7, 2015. Exhibitions Without Walls is one of the only online exhibition venues for photographers and digital artists. This competition,”Four Elements” is about submissions that visually speak to one or all of these elements using any type of subject matter and any style of photography or digital art. Twenty-five artists will be featured on the website. Three cash awards for top three placements and seven Awards of Excellence will be given. Jurors: Eric Hatch, noted photographer and author; Becky Najafy, an interior designer; others. While on the EWW website I highly recommend you take time to read the selection of interviews with photographers and/or digitall artists. Learn more.
Gifts of Art 2015-16 Solo & Group Shows
Exhibit Proposals deadline: May 15, 2015. As one of the first and most comprehensive arts-in-healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System. We seek both solo exhibits by individual artists and group exhibits by arts organizations. Group shows must have a single contact person. Seeking 2-D wall mounted art and 3-D works in display cases. Learn more.
“The Healing Power of Art” Online Exhibition
Entry deadline: April 12. Manhattan Arts International has announced its 10th “The Healing Power of Art” juried competition. A broad and varied selection of art on the subject of healing will be presented. More than 35 artists will be selected for this online exhibition beginning April 30, 2015. Learn more.