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N.C. Arts Council announces artist opportunities

RALEIGH ó The N.C. Arts Council recently announced that the following opportunities for artists had been submitted to them:
National Association for Latino Arts and Culture, grant opportunity open to all Latino artists in the United States. The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) provides funding for projects, programs and artist fellowships to artists and small and mid-sized organizations working in all artistic disciplines.
Grants range in size from $2,500 to $10,000.Deadline: Submit proposals by July 13
For information visit www.nalac.org
Linda Flowers Literary Award 2009, North Carolina Humanities Council, a prize of $500, publication in North Carolina Conversations, and a writer’s residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities is given annually by the North Carolina Humanities Council for original entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry that draw on North Carolina connections and/or memories. Authors do not have to be North Carolinians, and there is no entry fee.
Submit five copies of an unpublished entry no longer than 2,500 words. Deadline: August 15
For complete guidelines, visit www.nchumanities.org.
Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, S.C., the Arts Council of York County’s 20th Annual Juried Competition is open to artists 18 years and over. Only original work not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery and created in the last two years will be accepted. All media except video are acceptable. Deadline is July 17. A complete prospectus is available at www.yorkcountyarts.org.
Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, applications are now being accepted for annual awards to U.S. artists who are engaged in or planning a craft or visual art project. The Chenven Foundation provides cash awards to individual artists and crafts artists, selected by a panel of judges. The deadline is July 31. More information is available at chenvenfoundation.org.
The Chapel Hill Public Arts Officeinvites artists to apply for the 2009ń10 juried exhibitions series at Chapel Hill Town Hall and Chapel Hill Public Library. Open to 2D and 3D artists. Deadline: July 31. For more information, visit www.chapelhillarts.org.
The Saratoga Arts Celebration (N.Y.) is a juried fine art and fine crafts festival located on the Great Lawn of the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs. This beautiful new event will celebrate the visual and performing arts Aug. 22ń23. Juried fine arts will be showcased along with the Dance Museum’s exhibitions and school. Outdoor and indoor spaces available. Deadline: Aug. 1. Get an application at www.gordonfinearts.net.
The Junior League of Raleigh Inc. and Visual Art Exchangepresent the “Someplace Like Home” juried art exhibition, Oct. 21ń25. This is a special feature of the JLR’s A Shopping SPREE!, an annual four-day shopping fundraiser that attracts more than 13,000 shoppers from around the country. More than $1,000 will be awarded in prizes, but the biggest draws of this exhibition are exposure to 13,000 potential clients and three prestigious jurors and the potential for sales. Deadline: Aug. 7. Get full submission details and an entry form at www.visualartexchange.org.
The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, Marco Island, Fla.
Call to all artists in the U.S. for the 3rd Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Currently seeking sculptures for a long-term outdoor exhibition project for ArtQuest 2010. Showing offers a range of opportunities and great exposure. At least a dozen high quality sculptures are on exhibition at various business locations around the area.Deadline: Aug.15.
For more information visit www.marcoarts.org/artquest.html or contact Betty Newman: betty@bettynewmanart.com.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Missoula, Mont. The 2010 Blue Sky Documentary Film Festival is now accepting entries for nonfiction film to be presented Feb. 12ń21, 2010. Regular deadline: Sept. 4. Final deadline: Oct. 20. For more information: www.bigskyfilmfest.org.
Downtown Film Festival, Los Angeles, Calif.Filmmakers are invited to submit feature narrative and documentary films, as well as short films, for entry in the 2009 Downtown Film Festival to be held in Los Angeles Aug. 12ń22. Deadline: July 15. For more information: www.dffla.com.
Discovering Latin America Film Festival Call for submissions of Latin American feature films, documentary films and short films to be presented at the 8th festival in London Nov. 26ńDec. 6. Deadline: July 31. For more information: www.discoveringlatinamerica.com.
Lone Star International Film Festival, Fort Worth, Texas. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2009 Lone Star International Film Festival to be held Nov. 11ń15. Narrative feature length, documentary feature length, short form and animation submissions will be considered. Deadline: July 31. For more information: www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.Additional artist opportunities may be submitted to jennifer.huggins@ncdcr.gov.

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