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.

Art submissions: Art Ghoullery

”Art Ghoullery V: Staying Alive” is the fifth iteration of an annual exhibition dedicated to the scariest of holidays. It brings frightening fringe art back to The Rourke with the assistance of fantastic artists – both local and remote. The interpretation of motif ranges from cute to creepy, while the diversity of visual language on display creates a macabre melody sure to delight both the sinister and silly.


Visit The Rourke’s website for more information.

CSA applications open for 2023 season

It’s time to apply to be a share of the 2023 Community Supported Art season!

This program is open to individual artists, arts organizations and culinary artists.

To learn more, get details and apply, go to the 2023 CSA Program Application! This is one of our most fun programs, and we’d love to see your ideas.

Deadline: August 29th at 5pm.

Grant opportunities for arts orgs and artists in ND announced

The Minot Area Council of the Arts (MACA) is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications for grants with money awarded from the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan fund. “This is an exciting step,” said Justin Anderson, MACA’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to get this process going and to distribute needed funds across North Dakota.”


“The NEA’s significant investment in local arts agencies, including the Minot Area Council of the Arts, is a key element in helping the arts and culture sector recover and reopen, while ensuring that that American Rescue Plan funding is distributed equitably,” said Ann Eilers, NEA’s Deputy Chair for Management and Budget.


Applications will be accepted from eligible 501(c)3 Arts Organizations as well as individual artists across North Dakota through August 31st. Individual artists may qualify for up to $5,000 for special projects, and organizations may qualify for up to $10,000 for operational expenses. “With $225,000 available to distribute in grants we have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the arts in North Dakota,” said Anderson.

For complete guidelines, eligibility requirements, and applications visit MACA’s site. Contact the Minot Area Council of the Arts at with any questions.

 Call for submission
Arts For the Holidays is open to all artists.
Show date: December 10, 2022
10am – 5pm
Fargo Civic Center
207 North 4th Street, Fargo, ND 58102
Arts for the Holidays is a juried event bringing together leading and well-established fine artists from the Red River Valley with young and emerging artists. This one-day art event will attract visitors and fine artists to historic downtown during the holiday season. Artists are required to be present for the entire event.

Show Information
Application Fee: Free

Booth Fee for Members of FMVA, RRWS or TAP: $100
(membership fees are FMVA $30, RRWS $30, or TAP $60)

Booth Fee for Non-members of FMVA, RRWS or TAP: $200

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

More information and the full prospectus here.


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. 


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.



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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