Current Opportunities

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
National
Music
Organization Georgia Tech
Deadline October 1, 2021
Musical inventors from around the world can submit their instruments using the form below. There is no cost to enter. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021. Approximately ten finalists will be invited to attend the 2022 edition of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta on March 11 and...
Music Unites the World Songwriting Contest
National
Music
Organization Education Through Music-LA (ETM-LA)
Deadline October 15, 2021
Education Through Music-LA (ETM-LA) is excited to announce the 2022 Music Unites the World Songwriting Contest!  The purpose of this contest is to produce an inspiring, high-quality, original song that speaks to the theme of music’s ability to unite the world.  The winning piece will be premiered by students at the annual Music Unites the World Festival, a...
Maker Faire Rochester
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Maker Faire Rochester
Deadline October 17, 2021
Maker Faire Rochester is the greatest show & tell you’ve ever attended. It’s part science fair, part craft fair, and part carnival. You’ll find everything there from community art projects, remote-controlled couches, flame blasting trumpets, life-sized crafts, Lego creations, and tons more. You’ll also find areas to learn everything from soldering, welding, sewing, and everything...
Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Regional
Available to all
Organization Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Deadline October 29, 2021
Love the arts? Become a grant panelist or nominate someone you know. Email Katelyn:  [email protected] with any questions. Founded in 1977, the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR), formally called the Decentralization Program (DEC) was developed to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. SCR has since become one of the...
RFQ – Public Art Opportunity  in LGBTQ+ Welcoming Building
National, Regional, State
Visual Arts
Organization RoCo and Neighborhood Partners
Deadline October 31, 2021
LOCATION The project is located at the eastern gateway to downtown Rochester, NY between East Avenue and Broad Street, on the west side of Union Street on Site 3 of the Inner Loop East Redevelopment Project. ART OPPORTUNITY The artwork will be located in the building passthrough. Artists are encouraged to think expansively about the...
The 2021 Gregg Smith Choral Composition Contest
National
Music
Organization Syracuse University Setnor School of Music
Deadline October 31, 2021
pIn honor and memory of the historic work of American composer/conductor Gregg Smith and the Gregg Smith Singers, the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music, Department of Choral Studies is pleased to announce the 2021 Gregg Smith Choral Composition Contest. This is a biennial event with the specific Syracuse University Setnor School of Music choral...
Holiday Art Bazaar at The Yards Collective
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization The Yards Collective
Deadline November 1, 2021
As always, we look forward to welcoming a diverse array of makers and artists to our annual Holiday Bazaar! We will be holding the sale during Saturday Market hours and on Sunday Holidays at the Market. All are encouraged to apply. Deadline to Apply: November 1st, 2021. All applicants will be notified of their status...
Arts Education Grants
Regional
Available to all
Organization Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Deadline November 4, 2021
Arts Education grants support local cultural organizations and/or teaching artists in providing meaningful arts education for K-12 public school students up to and including senior adults. These funds serve to bring teaching artists and their classroom skills into dedicated learning environments for all ages. The Arts Education category now offers two funding strands: preK-12 In-School...
Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Regional
Available to all
Organization Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Deadline November 4, 2021
Individual Artists Grants support and enable artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in Livingston and Monroe Counties. The program looks for proposals of high artistic merit which engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition, or performance that is open to the general public, and...

Ongoing Opportunities

Ongoing Call for Entries
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Flower City Art Center
Deadline Ongoing
Throughout the year we accept exhibition proposals in all three of our program areas. Please send an email, including the required information below, to the appropriate program contact below. Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at Flower City Arts Center. Due to the volume of submissions we receive each year we will only be contacting...
Annual Call for Submissions and Exhibition Proposals
National, Regional, State
Visual Arts
Organization Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Deadline Ongoing
Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes general and video submissions for future exhibition seasons. POSTMARK DEADLINE EACH YEAR: December 31 For more information, visit the organization’s website linked below.
Reel Change Film Fund
National
Music
Organization New Music USA
Deadline Ongoing
Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition. Responding to the fact that the vast majority of films are scored by white men, Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in...
Authors League Fund
National
Literature
Organization Authors League Fund
Deadline Ongoing
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, critics, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Many of those we help suffer severe health problems but have inadequate insurance; some face eviction; others are older writers whose...
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