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Current News, Meetings & Events

The Artist Link Project: North Carolina Calls for Art!

Visual Art

Pleiades GalleryDURHAM - Seeking submissions for Truth to Power 5 Juried Exhibition on Social Justice. Entry fee. Deadline June 1.

African American Cultural Festival - RALEIGHSeeking submissions for the annual juried Art Gallery Walk. Cash awards. Deadline June 2.

Tipping Paint Gallery - RALEIGHSeeking submissions for the juried show “Juillet.” Entry fee and cash awards. Deadline June 4.

Office of Raleigh Arts - RALEIGHSertoma Arts Center is seeking submissions for its gallery space. Deadline is June 14.

Arts Council of Moore County - SOUTHERN PINES - Seeking artists for the juried Fine Arts Festival. Cash awards. Drop-ff between July 17 - 22.


Anchorlight - RALEIGH - Applications for studio space are now being excepted. Fees will be required. Deadline June 1.

Performing Arts 

Durham Arts Council - DURHAM - Seeking performers for the 2017 CenterFest Arts Festival, September 16-17. Stipends. Deadline June 17.

Triangle Dance ProjectRALEIGH-DURHAM - Seeking submissions to perform at Emergence- an evening of dance celebrating choreographers in the triangle. Deadline July 1.

Literary Arts 

Crook's Corner - CHAPEL HILL - Seeking submissions for the Crook’s Corner Book Price for the best debut novel set in the American South. Entry fee and cash award. Deadline June 1.

North Carolina Humanities Council - CHARLOTTE - Invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. Cash award. Deadline June 16.

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.




Young Artists!!!
Opportunities from the VSA

Yo Soy... Je Suis...I Am Because You Are

This year's theme: Ubuntu
Through shared art experiences, our humanity becomes bound in the humanity of those around us. In Southern Africa this concept is called Ubuntu: a word that means "human-ness"or "humanity towards others."Colloquially, this philosophy becomes I am because you are. My humanity is connected to yours.

Deadline: June 7, 2017
Who: Children with a disability grades Pre-K - 12 (or equivalent)


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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