Calls for Artists

As the umbrella organization for the arts in our Metro area, one of our main functions is to be a resource for local artists. One of the ways we do that is by posting Calls for Artists. Please read each Call for Artists carefully, as most of these calls are through outside organizations or businesses who have particular rules or regulations about the work they want you to create for them. They also indicate where and when you need to submit your work.

Also note: We post every Call for Artists as we receive them, so the Call listed on the top of the page is the most recent Call we’ve received, but isn’t necessarily listed by deadline date. Scroll through this entire page to ensure you do not miss any opportunities as deadlines quickly approach.

A great way to stay in touch with these opportunities is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, delivered to your inbox every Thursday. We occasionally offer opportunities to our Partners first before the general public, so we recommend becoming a Partner with us.

If you have a Call for Artists you’d like to submit to this page, please email the information to our Communications Coordinator Ethan Mickelson at

Happy creating!

September 21, 2020

Call for Artists: Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Fargo Lions Club Centennial Art Project Public Art Installation September 21

The Fargo Lions Club, in cooperation with the City of Fargo, is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original artwork […]
September 10, 2020

UPDATE Call for Artists: Art Ghoullery’s THE LONG MASQUERADE deadline October 1

What happens to the traditions and tropes of Halloween when walking around with a mask becomes an everyday affair? Art […]
August 27, 2020

FM Area Foundation launches 2020 “Caring Catalog,” a crowdfunding campaign to support nonprofit work

The FM Area Caring Catalog is a crowdfunding site for nonprofits to list specific needs, projects, and programs that need […]
August 20, 2020

Call for Artists: UNREST reclaiming power, place and purpose at NDSU’s Memorial Union Gallery

Image Courtesy of Richard Tsong-Taatarii Apply by September 18 at About the Exhibit The Memorial Union Gallery is dedicated […]
August 12, 2020

Call for Artists: Rethink Dance Film Festival + photography

The Rethink Dance Film Festival showcases artist in front of and behind the camera working to challenge the traditional structures […]
July 31, 2020

Call for Artists: Community Supported Art deadline coming up August 28

Open call for artists to provide their creative services for our immersive art experience We invite performing artists, visual artists, […]
July 21, 2020

One-day workshop on career development in the arts with Dr. Jihye Chang and guest speakers

The Creative Musician With Dr. Jihye Chang & guest speakers Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Tania Blanich, Grant Specialist, The Arts Partnership […]
June 16, 2020

North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) announces The Bush Foundation CARES Fund guidelines and applications for individual artists

NDCA has received emergency funding from The Bush Foundation to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its related effects through CARES. […]
June 16, 2020

NEW: PeopleFest! in Eden Prairie seeking performing and virtual artists, storytellers, and writers for virtual event

Updated Timeline Deadline for Submission: June 24 Jury Review and Selection: June 25 – 29 Notification of Selected Submissions: June […]
June 16, 2020

NEW: 2020 Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism kicks off

Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Tourism Division, in partnership with AAA of North Dakota and North Dakota Council […]
May 18, 2020

Call for Artists: The Photoville FENCE comes to F-M Metro

Photography fence project coming to the area with call for artists to participate Those eligible for regional showcase include residents […]
May 18, 2020

Deadline Extended: ROTATING ART SERIES, Eden Prairie’s Art in Public Spaces

DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2020 Eden Prairie is committed to supporting public art and community-based programming to support creative […]
April 30, 2020

Arts Employment: Technical Director at Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre

Title: TechnicalDirector Classification: Non-Exempt Evaluated by: Artistic Director & Executive Director Reports to: Executive Director To apply please provide a […]
March 26, 2020

Call for Artists: “Celebrate the West” from Western Governor’s Association

“Celebrate the West” A regional art competition hosted by the Western Governors’ Association. Open to high school students to create […]
March 26, 2020

Call for Artists: North Dakota Museum of Art invites submissions for “Art in Isolation”

“Art in Isolation” In the age of social distancing, the North Dakota Museum of Art invites participation in an experimental […]
March 26, 2020

Open Auditions: Act Up Theatre accepting virtual auditions for “Cabaret” production to premier this summer

Video Auditions Deadline extended, now accepting virtual auditions for this production! Auditions to be held April 3 & 4 (callbacks […]
March 23, 2020

Call for Artists: Do Gooders Conference Online

Do Gooders Conference goes live featuring local artists Do Gooders Conference is moving from July 14th to Wednesday, April 29th […]
March 23, 2020

Arts Employment: Program Manager with Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks

Empire Arts Center now hiring program manager Reports to:  Executive Director THE ORGANIZATION Since its rebirth as an arts center […]
March 9, 2020

Call for Artists: 2020-2021 Artist in Residency Program within North Dakota State Parks

Apply for week-long artist residency within ND state park North Dakota residents of all disciplines are encouraged to apply! This […]
March 9, 2020

Call for Artists: TEDxFargo Open Mic

Make your best pitch for a TEDxFargo talk at open mic events What is a TEDxFargo Open Mic? TEDxFargo hosts […]
March 9, 2020

Call for Artists: West Acres Style in Bloom Design Contest

Show your passion for the environment in style at West Acres Mall It’s back… with a twist! Fashion lovers & […]
March 9, 2020

Open Auditions: Act Up Theatre “Cabaret”

Seeking adult actors for Act Up Theatre production In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a […]
March 2, 2020

Call for Artists: 45th Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair Designs

Seeking designs for the 2020 Downtown Fargo Street Fair this summer. The Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) announces the call for […]
March 2, 2020

Call for Artists: City of Moorhead Water Tower

City of Moorhead seeks design submissions for water tower off I-94 How many artistic pieces are viewed by over 40,000 […]
March 2, 2020

Arts Employment: Fine Arts Club Resident Manager

Downtown Fargo Fine Arts Club seeking resident manager for clubhouse. Apply today for this unique job opportunity and serve as […]
March 2, 2020

Extended – Call For Artists: Design Awards for NDSU’s Evening of Distinction

NDSU seeks designs for artwork to be used as awards for April 2020 banquet. The North Dakota State University Foundation […]
March 2, 2020

Arts Employment: FMCT Summer 2020

Work for FMCT this summer! Calling all dedicated theatre artists interested in working with youth theatre camps and mainstage programming. […]
March 2, 2020

Call for Artists: Fargo Library’s design-a-bookmark contest

Fargo Public Library’s design-a-bookmark contest for kids, teens, and adults runs March 1 through March 31 Calling all area artists […]
February 18, 2020

Call for Artists: Paint it Forward Event at the Rourke

Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership is excited to announce their ‘Paint it Forward’ fundraising event to benefit all the […]
February 8, 2020

Open Auditions: FMCT’s Matilda the Musical

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this is the story of Matilda, a special little girl armed with […]
February 8, 2020

Call for Artists: 27th Annual Juried Watermedia Exhibition

Exhibition runs June 8 – August 8, 2020, at the Hjemkomst Center, in Moorhead, Minnesota.  The Exhibition Juror and Workshop […]
February 3, 2020
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Applications Open for Creative Community Leadership Institute Cohort

Plains Art Museum, Racing Magpie, and Springboard for the Arts Announce Relaunch of Creative Community Leadership Institute (CCLI) CCLI is […]
January 30, 2020

5 Musicians Who Made Music with a Grant

We support local musicians! The links below highlight just a few of the talented and diverse music-makers of Fargo-Moorhead. Each […]
January 27, 2020
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Packard Group Nat’l Exhibition at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, South Dakota

Opportunity to display at No. 7 Center in Vermillion, South Dakota Open to artists throughout the United States All submissions […]
January 16, 2020
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Help Create TAP’s 50th Cookbook

TAP Cookbook Recipe Template We are creating a signature cookbook which will be a snapshot of not only amazingly diverse […]
January 15, 2020
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Call for Artists: Red Raven Espresso Parlor’s 9th Erotic Art Show

The Red Raven Espresso Parlor is a local arts venue and coffee house located in the former Fargo Fire Station […]
January 15, 2020
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Open Auditions: Feature Film Shot in Medora

Auditions for “Sanctified” looking for locals to play supporting roles of Outlaws and Nuns To begin filming in May 2020 […]
January 3, 2020
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Call for Artists: The Spirit Room Great Winter Crow Show

All Artists Welcome to Enter! Entry Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2020 Exhibition dates from Monday, February 24 to Saturday April […]
December 18, 2019
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Open Auditions for Tin Roof Theatre’s “Blithe Spirit”

2 open female roles Noel Coward’s comic play entitled “Blithe Spirit” Audition dates Jan. 6 & 8 (7 p.m.) Held […]
December 16, 2019

Many Voices Project with New Rivers Press

Call for artists: New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Due: December 31, 2019 Submit Here The Many Voices Project is […]
December 16, 2019
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Call for Winter 2020 Artist-in-Residency Applicants

West Acres Regional Shopping Center is hosting its ninth Artist-In Residency. The residency is tentatively scheduled from Mid-January – Mid-March, 2020. It […]
December 9, 2019

Dorothy Day Mosaic Group with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Dec 10, 2019 – May 19, 2020 Upcoming Dates; December 17 at 2:00 pm Located at Bright Sky Apartments, 3305 […]
December 9, 2019

Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region

Call for Artists Deadline: January 19, 2020 Click here to apply. Awards- $2000 – First $1000 – Second $500 – […]
December 9, 2019

McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists. Click Here to Apply Deadline March […]
December 5, 2019
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Fargo Public Library “Northern Narratives” Writing Project

The Fargo Public Library is seeking submissions for its “Northern Narratives” fourth annual winter writing project for adults and teens […]
November 25, 2019

57th East Lansing Art Festival

LOCATION: Downtown East Lansing, Michigan (Midwest) Event Dates: 5/16/20 – 5/17/20 Application Deadline: 1/31/20 Midnight EST GENERAL INFORMATION Phone: 517-319-6804 […]
November 12, 2019

Jazzed up: Weekend workshop in Moorhead to cover history, giants of the genre

Feature photo by Kensie Wallner Jazz is more than a genre; it represents the individualistic yet collective identity of America. […]
October 30, 2019
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Call for Artists: 24th Annual Spring Gala Art Auction hosted by Plains Art Museum

Featured image by Marjorie Schlossman, “Bombs Bursting in Air,” 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 84 in 24TH ANNUAL SPRING GALA ART […]
October 30, 2019
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Call for Artists: McCanna House Artist-in-Residency

The North Dakota Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 2019 McCanna House Artist-in-residence season. Artists working in music, theatre, […]
October 14, 2019

Call for Artists: North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival

THIRD ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS FESTIVAL The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is a traveling exhibition that celebrates human […]
October 3, 2019
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Call for Artists: Utility Box Art at Christianson’s Business Furniture

Christianson’s Business Furniture is a design firm creating efficient and flexible office environments. Focused on meeting the ever-changing needs of […]
October 2, 2019

Call for Artists: Art Habens Art Review Open To All Artists

ART Habens is celebrating its ten years long successful activity launching a special edition, that will once again explore new […]
October 2, 2019
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Call for Artists: International Altered Card Exhibition

Application Form Challenge the social custom of giving boring store-bought greeting cards for every occasion by participating in Subversive Celebration: […]
September 12, 2019

Call for Artists: Verity Homes Concerts

Verity Homes is seeking musicians interested in putting on small, intimate “house concerts” in our nationally award-winning design studio space […]
August 27, 2019
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Call for Artists: Minot State University Division of Music – Deadline October 15

Minot State University Choir Requests Submissions Official Entry Form In commemoration of the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage in 2020, the […]
August 15, 2019

Call for (West Central Minnesota) Artists: Hinge Arts Residency through Springboard for the Arts – Deadline September 1

Know of an artist who spent all or a portion of their youth in the 9-county region of West Central […]
August 12, 2019

Call for Artists: Photo Finish Juried Photography Exhibition – Deadline December 31

Call for Artists: Photo Finish Juried Photography Exhibition Join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for our […]
August 9, 2019

Call for Artists: Collective (In)Action Exhibit at NDSU Memorial Union Gallery – Deadline September 18

August 5, 2019

Call for Artists: 2019 Art Ghoullery Exhibition at the Rourke – Deadline September 1

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2019 Art Ghoullery: Black Cats and Vampire Bats at the Rourke ”The Art Ghoullery: Black Cats & […]
July 25, 2019

Call for Artists: Community Supported Art (CSA) — Deadline August 30th

The Arts Partnership (TAP) is excited to launch its ninth season of producing the Community Supported Art (CSA) Program in […]
June 17, 2019

Call for Artists: The Arts Partnership ArtWORKS Program – Rolling Application

The Arts Partnership (TAP) has an open call for Metro-based and near-regional artists interested in participating in ArtWORKS, a program […]
June 17, 2019

Call for Artists: Sanford Medical Center Fargo Art Gallery – Rolling Application

Sanford Medical Center Fargo is seeking submissions of original artwork on a rolling basis. Sanford requests artwork that creates a […]
June 13, 2019

Call for Artists: Artist First Exhibition through Arts Access for All – Deadline November 18

The Arts Access for All Artist First exhibition is intended to provide opportunity to demonstrate the capacity of skillful artists […]
May 10, 2019

Call for Artists: Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity — Deadline October 8

2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity Submission deadline: October 8, 2019 Art is a powerful tool to […]