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Current News, Meetings & Events

The Artist Link Project: North Carolina Calls for Art!

Visual Art

Block Gallery - RALEIGH - Invites artists and curators residing or working in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake to submit work for exhibition. Deadline August 11.

Visual Art Exchange - RALEIGH - Seeking submissions for non-juried exhibition “Hearsay.” Entry fee, cash awards, and honorarium. Deadline August 26.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center - SALISBURY - Invites NC artists to apply for a juried group exhibition in celebration of Hurley Park’s pearl anniversary. Deadline October 20.

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center - YADKINVILLE - Accepting submissions for exhibit proposals of 2D and 3D art for 2017/2018 exhibit schedule in the Welborn Gallery. Ongoing.

GreenHill Center for NC Art - GREENSBORO - Seeking to discover more North Carolina artists for potential opportunities. Ongoing.

Litmus Gallery & Studio - RALEIGH - Each month, Litmus Gallery hosts guest artist(s) for an exhibition. Ongoing.


Kandle Corp - CHARLOTTE - Seeking submissions for documentary, filmmakers, NC historical artifacts and photos from 1970s and older and opportunity may include training and development for grants. Publication. September 1 Email for more information:

Performing Arts 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra - WILMINGTON - Holding auditions for new members by appointment. Dates August 15 and January 8.

Literary Arts 

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities - SOUTHERN PINES - The Cos Barnes Fellowship in Fiction is open to all North Carolina writers or writers with a North Carolina connection. Entry fee and awards. Deadline July 30

Press 53 - WINSTON-SALEM - Seeking submissions for the Press 53 Award for Poetry. Entry fee, cash award, and publication. Deadline July 31.

The Writer's WorkshopASHEVILLE - Seeking short stories or a chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less. Entry fee and awards. Deadline August 30.

North Carolina Literary Review - GREENVILLE - Seeking interviews and articles on/with literature/writers that put North Carolina “On the Map and In the News.” Publication. Deadline August 31.

Bull City PressDURHAM - The literary journal Inch is looking for flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Ongoing.



Arts Learning Community for Universal Access

We are proud to renew our collaboration with the 2016-2017 Arts Learning Community. Funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the program will continue to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabillities. We thank our partners in this effort:

     Arts Together     Artspace

     Cary Visual Art     CAM Raleigh

     International Focus     NC Arts Council

     NCSU Gregg Museum     NCSU Theater

     PineCone     Sertoma Art Center

     Visual Art Exchange  

Read this New York Times article about a growing trend in Fashion: Clothing design for all abilities!  

 Guided Tactile Tours at NC Museum of Natural Sciences  

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences are announcing a beneficial alteration to their accessibility offerings. Due to increased requests, the museum will offer pre-scheduled guided tactile tours twice monthly. The tours remain free, and are an hour & a half long. Pre-registration is required, and additional accommodations can be made. For more information, including a complete tour schedule through June, visit their website.

Google Accessibility Maps!

A recent article presenting Google Maps recently announced accessibility features. The mobile app now includes features of the business searched, such as business hours, atmosphere, accepted payment methods, and wheelchair accessibility, completely crowdsourced. Search any local business to see what people have said!





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