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.

*Note: You MUST be a registered member (Partner or Northeast Region Contact) to submit opportunity. (If you are not registered, please do so (it’s FREE and easy!)


Problem Gambling Awareness Through the Arts Initiative
The Cultural Coalition is looking for individual artists, creative businesses, and 501c(3) organizations to apply to the Problem Gambling Through the Arts Initiative, which aims to increase awareness of problem gambling by using art to engage with specific populations including Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, Asian American and Pacific Islanders cultural communities, or within the LGBTQIA+ or Veteran communities.
View the recorded Information Session (1/2 hour) and find out more about how to apply HERE.  Application portal opens Feb. 1, 2024. Deadline extended to: March 8, 2024 at noon.

3rd Annual Still Life Exhibition-Arts Center East-Call for Artists
In the 19th and early 20th century, Rockville, CT was home of the renowned still life artist, Charles Ethan Porter. Our Still Lifes Exhibit is to celebrate the legacy of the style and showcase artists who are working in the style of still lifes today. Open to artists 18 years and older working in acrylic, pastels, oil, watercolor, charcoal, and colored pencil. Subjects can vary from traditional still life or memento mori composition (flowers, fruit, timepieces, etc.) to more contemporary or surreal compositions.  More details and link to submit your artwork online HERE.  Submission Deadline: April 5, 2024

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is now accepting Artist Applications.
The two-day Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the oldest, juried art show in the Northeast region. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival serves an audience of art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors from the local surrounding communities, New England, the Tri-State area and beyond. Hosted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival will be celebrating its 66th year on Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Application details and link HERE. Deadline: May 13, 2024

Art in Public Spaces Program – Opportunities for CT Visual Artists

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are currently seeking to either commission new work or purchase existing artwork by Connecticut artists for the new Western District Headquarters located in Watertown. The committee may consider a variety of new acquisitions (interior/exterior) including two-dimensional artwork and three-dimensional sculptural works. Interested artists should submit up to four images of either past work, available work for purchase or a combination of the two. The Connecticut Office of the Arts may reach out to request additional works of art or to request site-specific proposals following your initial submission. Artwork will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Download DEEP Western Headquarters Call for Art HERE. Submission Deadline: Accepting submissions through March 5, 2024. 

The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and Southern Connecticut State University are currently focusing on the acquisition of artwork by Connecticut artists for the new business school on the Southern campus in New Haven. The committee may consider a variety of interior and exterior pieces including two-dimensional wall mounted artwork and three-dimensional sculptural works. Artwork will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Download SCSU Call for Art HERESubmission Deadline: Accepting submissions through March 1, 2024. 


Connecticut Storytelling Center, New London – Seeking Storytellers (Teaching Artists) for School Programs
Do you like to tell stories? Do you like to work with children? The Connecticut Storytelling Center celebrates the spoken word in many forms, and among their most important efforts is their literacy enhancement programming in schools across the state. The Storytelling Center is training new teaching artists to meet the needs of the schools they are serving. The needs of the schools are diverse, and the Center is seeking a diverse queue of storytellers! If you are interested in literacy, love a good story, and would like to earn some extra money doing something that impacts the lives of young children, please contact the Connecticut Storytelling Center for more information about this opportunity. We can be reached at (860) 934-8165, or contact Please check out our website to learn more!

EC-CHAP Artist in Residence – Willington
The Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance, Inc. (EC-CHAP) is a 501.c.3 nonprofit cultural organization located at The Mill Works, historic landmark in Willington, CT. EC-CHAP operates the Dye & Bleach House Community Gallery, the Gardiner Hall Jr History Museum, The Packing House performance venue, and offers an Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Program. For more information, click HERE.