Calls for Artists

Artist Opportunities

TAP partner artists and organizations receive notices of calls for artists at galleries, shows, businesses and other public spaces before the general public. Once they’ve been shared with our partners, we post here for everyone to see.

(re)Discover Your SPARK virtual, 2-day weekend retreat for North Dakota-based artists and makers

Thanks to a Minot Area Council on the Arts American Rescue Plan grant through the National Endowment for the Arts, I’m able to offer a virtual, 2-day  (re)Discover Your Spark retreat on Saturday, December 3 (9am-3:30pm CDT) and Sunday, December 4 (9am-1pm CDT), to North Dakota-based artists for just *$100 (a $1,397 discount).

If you are an Artist/Maker living anywhere in North Dakota and you are interested in the retreat, please fill out this application by November 11, 2022. Confirmation emails will go out to all applicants by November 15, 2022. 

Coursework will be the same for the retreat as it is for the 6-week course. All accepted artists will receive:

  • A copy of the beautifully designed (re)Discover Your Spark workbook mailed to your home to inspire your dreams and help you put together a plan-of-action framework to pursue them in the next three days, three months and three years.
  • Five live sessions with Dayna and the cohort over the course of the two days with time in between to write and complete the assignments.
  • An invitation to the every six-week, virtual check-in events to grow your network, guide you further along your path and inspire you to keep going.

Read here to learn more about Dayna and how this all came to be.

*Payment due upon acceptance to the retreat. Can be paid by Venmo (@Dayna-DelVal) or check (address available upon request).

ArtWORKS

Most calls for artists are temporary and vary in genre, level of effort and stipend. One permanent opportunity, however, is for businesses and artists to connect through TAP’s ArtWORKS program.

What is ArtWORKS?

ArtWORKS connects art-enthusiastic businesses and other spaces with artists to create curated “galleries” within brick-and-mortar establishments. 

ArtWORKS venues are not traditional gallery spaces, so depending on a company’s mission, vision, values and artistic aesthetics, we do our best to match them with the appropriate local artist. 

Stipends

Artists receive a stipend for each exhibition, but the stipend is only one benefit of participating.  ArtWORKS artists also receive:

  • Professional development. Working with an ArtWORKS curator to shape the exhibit helps you work out new ideas or refine a longer-term artistic approach.
  • Promotion: A listing on TAP’s website as an ArtWORKS participating artist, with a link to your website and/or other social media outlets.
  • Communications Tips. Some ideas about promoting your exhibit through social media.
  • The potential for art sales. Sales are not a primary purpose (nor conclusion) of the exhibit, but a happy bonus. Artists receive 100% of the sales price.

 

Eligibility

Participating artists must be based in the Metro area or surrounding region.  Remember, you’ll need to deliver and pick-up your art, so distance matters.

  • Each exhibit is of 10-12 works (existing or new); the final exhibit pieces will be selected by TAP staff.
  • All artwork for the exhibit is mounted and/or framed and installation-ready, with hanging wires affixed.
  • All artwork submitted must be original, owned by and created by the participating artist.
  • All work must be “business appropriate” in nature. TAP and ArtWORKS business participants reserve the right to exclude work containing offensive depictions, nudity, profanity, gore or negative depictions of social, ethnic or political groups or individuals.
  • Artists must be able to commit their artwork to a three-month exhibition period.
  • Artists are responsible for providing medium-resolution images of the artwork in the exhibit and an artist statement and bio, and for delivering the work to the ArtWORKS location for installation and collecting it after the exhibition period.

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