Calls for Artists/Performers

To submit Call for Artists, Job Opening, Internship, Board and/or Volunteer Opportunity for your organization, please CLICK HERE. This is not an events calendar.

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City of Norwich Poet Laureate
The City of Norwich, through a partnership with Norwich Creates, is seeking to appoint the City’s first Poet Laureate. The honorary position of the City of Norwich Poet Laureate was established in 2017 by a resolution of the City Council under the initiative of former Mayor Deb Hinchey.  As the City’s representative poet, the Poet Laureate will serve as an ambassador for poetry by promoting and encouraging the appreciation of creative expression through poetry and literary arts activities.  The Poet Laureate writes and shares his or her work in public appearances, digital media, workshops, and inspires the community to find and share their own creative voice.

A Poet Laureate Selection Committee, consisting of five representatives of local middle school, high school and college English departments, Otis Library, and Norwich Creates, has been formed to assist in the selection. Interested applicants can view the guidelines and submit an application for the position by going online to, or visit Otis Library at 261 Main Street in Norwich. For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.  Application DEADLINE extended to: 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 30, 2018 (updated 4/9/18)

Library of Congress Teacher in Residence
The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current performing arts or visual arts teachers for a teacher-in-residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2018-2019 school year.

The program description and application details for the position can be found HERE.  Applications are due by Monday, April 9.

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival “Emerging Artist” 
This year, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the launch of our “Emerging Artists” initiative. With the addition of the “Emerging Artist” category to the 61st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, we are creating a unique opportunity for student artists to gain experience and exposure in one of the country’s largest juried art shows.

The GMCC recognizes that Art Shows of this caliber can by a costly and time consuming commitment, making it difficult for young, up & coming artists to participate. Through the “Emerging Artist” initiative, the application fee will be waived for student artists participating either solo or in conjunction with their school or university. While students will not be eligible to submit their artwork for jury review in the traditional award categories, students will be eligible to submit their work in the “Emerging Artist” Achievement Award .

With over 85,000 visitors attending this 2-day event, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is an incredible opportunity for young and aspiring artists to showcase and sell their work at a premiere event, meet and network with other artists, and gain both experience and exposure, while enjoying everything that downtown Mystic, CT has to offer.  For more information, click HERE.

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds Summer Sculpture Showcase 2018
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds’ inaugural sculpture exhibition, Summer Sculpture Showcase, which displayed the selected sculptural works of 12 acclaimed artists, hailed tremendous success, drawing over 4000 viewers to the 4.5-acre sculpture garden throughout the busy 2015 summer season. The 2016-17 sculptural exhibitions featured both indoor and outdoor works created by 35 widely acclaimed sculptors. More than 70 sculptors from across the country responded to the Call for Entries submitting some 200+ works. Deadline May 4, 2018.  For prospectus, click HERE.

Art on Groton Bank
Art on Groton Bank, Groton City’s daylong outdoor art show and sale, is happening on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. We invite you to join our community of artists and artisans. Exhibit space is available on the spacious lawns of the Bill Memorial Library, adjacent to Fort Griswold and the Groton Monument. Our relaxed atmosphere and beautiful vistas of the Thames River draw artists and customers from all over Southeast Connecticut. This new June date coincides with Connecticut Open House Day and Groton Bank Day, during which many Groton Bank attractions will be open to draw the public to our scenic region. For more information contact: Mark Whalen, or visit our website Deadline May 25, 2018
For more information, click HERE.

Mystic Film Festival Call for Submissions
Mystic Film Festival is a new annual event that will showcase independent feature length and short form narrative films and documentaries from all over the world. Through events, community engagement, industry panels, workshops, and film screenings by acclaimed and up-and-coming talent, Mystic Film Festival aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience.

The 1st Annual Mystic Film Festival will take place from October 18 to October 21, 2018 in Mystic, Connecticut. Opening night will be an exciting red carpet event for press, filmmakers, cast, festival partners, sponsors, distributors, and ticket holders to the festival’s opening night film. The festival will close with a gala awards ceremony for filmmakers and invited guests.

Mystic Film Festival will screen a variety of films over the course of 3 days and 4 nights, including Q&A’s with filmmakers in attendance, industry panels, networking events, and workshops. Submissions are now open and being accepted through August 10, 2018.  For more information, click HERE.

Spectrum Gallery
Call for artists and artisans for our 2018 Summer arts festival in Essex CT. Click HERE for more information.