Call for Artists: Tribune Building Project

As part of the Tribune Building Project, Incourage Community Foundation is announcing an open competition for up to $300,000 in art installations. This opportunity, located in rural central Wisconsin, is supported by receipt of a Creative Placemaking grant from ArtPlace America. Incourage is seeking a wide variety of art for permanent installation, including but not limited to: landscape, graphic design murals, 2-D and 3-D works connected to telling our community’s story.

Individuals, artist teams, and organizations from across the nation are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, current resume with references, images of artwork and corresponding image summary.

Submit your qualifications here:

The Tribune Building is a social enterprise that helps shape a new economy and community that works well for all people. This space advances: the value and importance of relationships and human potential; an environment that fosters risk and accepts failure; creativity and innovation; and entrepreneurship.

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Please share this exciting and unique opportunity with your networks. Request for Qualifications due by January 26, 2015.

Call for Artists! SMALL WORKS SHOW

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Deadline for Entries: October 10, 2014

The Chait Galleries Downtown is pleased to announce a call for artists to submit works for our 7th annual Small Works Show.  The show will openNovember 7, 2014 and close on January 5, 2015.  Deadline for entries is October 10, 2014, and artists will be notified of acceptance to the show byOctober 17, 2014.  A panel jury will award a $300 Best in Show and two $150 Honorable Mentions. For more information, please contact The Chait Galleries Downtown at 319-338-4442.  An information packet, including the Artist Registration Form, is available at the gallery or our web site

Call for Artists: Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI)

Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI) is looking for 24 volunteer visual artists to artistically interpret 24 short, creative, nonfiction stories of recovery from mental health struggles and movement toward wellness. Stories may be written as poetry or prose, memoir or essay, and may include creative elements such as magical realism, humor, surprise, sonnets, mythology, history, etc…

Your artwork will be on display and up for auction at a fundraising event in the winter of 2015 in the Chicago area to raise funds for the Youth Wellness programs of MHAI. We ask that all artists donate their work. In return, artists will receive free entrance to one of MHAI’s public education seminars in 2015 (located downtown Chicago – see MHAI website for information on our MHEP series). All 24 artists are invited to attend the fundraising event for free to represent and promote their work.

The particulars:

• Stories will strongly reflect optimism, vision, recovery and creative journeys to wellness after having struggled, or are still struggling with: mental or physical illness, loss, trauma, violence, addiction, bullying, unemployment, poverty, shunning, etc…)
• Artwork will attempt to convey the hope and joy of the stories
• Artists will receive their stories on November 1
• Artwork must be submitted to MHAI January 15, 2015
• Artwork will be added to the website on a rolling basis, so earlier submission is encouraged
• As this project develops, artists may have the opportunity to share their experience with this project through a variety of publications, including the possibility of a documentary – you never know

Contact events@mhai.or for more information!

SUMMER SHORTS – Call for Entries


SUMMER SHORTS is an intimate sideyard screening and reading to highlight local artists and celebrate alternative spaces for experiencing art. Transforming the sideyard into a small theater, we aim to show the work of artists using animation, video, or film as a means for experimentation and feature writers who also play with the short form, pairing moving image with live reading.

Artists/Writers must currently reside in Chicago.

We’re looking for…

Animation/Video/Film SHORTS
Submit your moving picture work of all genres – animation, video, or film.
Submissions can be seconds short or up to 8 minutes in length. Artists working outside their usual practice in these media are also encouraged to apply.
Works will be projected onto a large screen, so good resolution is important.

Writing SHORTS
Submit your very best fiction, poetry, or non-fiction for consideration.
In keeping with the theme, we encourage writers to send in their short writings:  micro-stories and flash fiction, approximately 8 minutes or less if read out loud.
If accepted, you will read your work live, so be prepared to perform.

Send an email to with subject line “Summer Shorts” and either “Writing” or “Video” depending on what you are submitting.

Include a link to your video (URL to vimeo, youtube, or your own site) or attach your writing submission.

In the body of the email, include:
Your Name / Collaborators
Contact Info (email address and phone)
Title of Submission
Length of Submission
Brief Description of Work

Accepted artists/writers will be notified by July 15.

For questions, contact

RAW: natural born artists Chicago


RAW: natural born artists Chicago is proud to be on its 4th season in the windy city!  Here’s your chance to not only be a part an artist’s showcase but also a community.  We are currently booking the spring & summer May & July dates.  Looking for talented artists, photographers, performing artists, filmmakers, hair stylists, make-up artists and fashion designers to be a part of this carnivalesque type show.  To be considered, artists are asked to submit a profile here:

More about our organization: 

RAW is a worldwide indie arts organization RAW:natural born artists features talented artists in film, fashion, music, art, performing art,hairstyling, makeup artistry, photography and accessories in monthly showcases.

RAW currently operates in 70 cities worldwide including Montreal, Vancouver, London, Australia and Paris!  RAW’s mission is to provide tools and resources for independent artists through online marketing and features, monthly grassroots showcase events and media kits. Selected RAW artists have an opportunity to showcase their work anywhere in the nation. 

Scope us out: 

RAW:natural born artists… We Dig the Underground.