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!

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 […]