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2016 Crusade Engagement Grant – Call for Artists

Crusade for Art announces a call for artists for the 2016 Crusade Engagement Grant.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 Apr 2016

The Crusade Engagement Grant supports artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to photography and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. The goal of this grant is to empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and, thereby, encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.

The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build audiences for photography.

Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new audiences with art. Our work is about developing and supporting innovative initiatives that create demand for art and opportunities to collect it.

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2016 Crusade Engagement Grant


Maritime Arts Festival – Call for Artists

The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum invites artists to submit images of their maritime/nautical related paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, mixed-media, woodworking, and collectible pieces for consideration to the Maritime Arts Festival.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 22 Apr 2016

On May 7, 2016, Ships of the Sea will hold its second Maritime Arts Festival. The event is a one-day outdoor exhibition of maritime related arts, crafts, and antiques.

Ships of the Sea Museum does not receive a commission on sales.

2016 marks Ships of the Sea’s 50th anniversary and five decade commemoration of this region’s maritime history.

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Maritime Arts Festival


Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Apply to the 12th Annual Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival held over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

The event is held at the Buford Town Park, Buford, GA, just nine minutes from the Mall of GA area. It is one of Metro Atlanta’s most exciting, accessible, spring arts events in an affluent, upscale neighborhood.

Expect new, abundant crowds and a family-friendly environment with an upscale vibe. Artist award money will be given. Enjoy comfortable artists’ hospitality suite with free food and drinks, easy load in and out, and free access to parking.

Barefoot In The Park is the winner of the Arts Partnership Award, Best Artistic/Cultural Arts event, and Best Local Festival and Best Downtown Event in our area. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting arts education in the local community. Proceeds from the show are granted to students as scholarships to help further their arts education. They have granted over $60,000 in student scholarships.

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Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival


First LaGrange Southeast Regional 2016 – Call for Artists

The LaGrange Art Museum announces a call to artists for the First Lagrange Southeast Regional – a regional competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 8 Jan 2016

The categories are painting, print and drawing, ceramics and sculpture, and decorative arts and mixed media.

Entry fee is $35 for up to four works.

Purchase Awards will be made. The purchased works are added to the permanent collection of the sponsor. The Juror will present Merits Awards to limited number of works.

Known as one of Georgia’s best regional museums, the LaGrange Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists. The Museum’s permanent collection holds works by artists such as Benny Andrews, Beverly Buchanan, Howard Finster, Lamar Dodd, Mildred Thompson, and Deanna Sirlin. Housed in a former jail dating to 1892, the Museum is committed to connecting community with creativity and the role that the arts can play in our wider society. The Museum’s educational programs develop the creativity of thousands of people each year from all backgrounds and ages.

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Annual Juried Art Exhibition – Call for Artists

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association announces a call for artists for their annual juried art exhibition.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 7 Jan 2016

Submissions of all 2 and 3 dimensional works of art accepted.

$850 in cash prizes.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association has over 20 years of support for artist and the arts.

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta – Call for Artists

Arts in the Heart of Augusta, an award winning festival, now preparing for its 35th year, is a 2 ½ day celebration of arts and community in beautiful downtown Augusta, Georgia. Be among the selected 105 artists and craft makers.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 May 2015

In addition to a Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market, the Festival boasts five stages stacked with live entertainment, a Global Village filled with authentic ethnic foods from 24 different countries, a free Children’s Area and a Young Artist Market.

The Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market is very popular with regional artisans! Ranked at 67th in Sunshine Artist’s Top 200 Festivals list, the Festival also won a Silver Kaleidoscope for Best Festival from SFEA. In 2014, over 80,000 people attended and enjoyed the juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market with about 120 artists and artisans participating.

Cool stats:

  • 98% of artists survey respondents recommend AITH to other artists
  • 70% were very happy with their sales, with 30% of those nearly selling out of their work!
  • In 2013, 110 artists and artisans were invited to participate

The Greater Augusta Arts Council, producer of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, takes pride in enriching the quality of life by advancing the arts.

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Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2015 – Call for Artists

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will bring art to the streets of Sandy Springs during this two-day celebration of self taught art and crafts. In addition to approximately 125 artists will be a children’s area, local musicians, gourmet foods and interactive art activities for all ages.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 18 April 2015.

The event will be held on April 18-19, 2015. The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta. Free to attend. Approximately 125 artists will participate in this fourth annual event. Festival Hours: Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Important dates and deadlines:

  • Accept applications: October 1, 2014
  • Application deadline: February 13, 2015
  • Jury dates: February 18-19, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2015:
  • Accept invitation & purchase deadline: March 13, 2015
  • Wait List Released: March 16, 2015

Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included in the Wait List. Cancellations by confirmed artist participants must be received in writing before 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2015 for a refund of booth fee. Application fees are non-refundable.

AFFPS is among the top award winning art festival organizations in the southeast.

  • Voted Best Festivals by local media
  • Holder of the only Guinness World Record by any arts festival organization in the U.S.
  • AFFPS employs professional marketing strategies including:
  • PR and online media platforms
  • Print and online media ads
  • Radio and TV
  • Billboards, banners, posters and yard signs
  • Extensive business partner collaboration
  • Social media
  • Dedicated interactive website
  • Direct mail
  • 300+ online calendar entries

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