Call for Entries
Submissions for ArtFields 2020 are open September 1 – November 1, 2019. Submissions close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 1, 2019. ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. The competition and exhibition offers more than $140,000 in cash prizes. The winners of two People’s Choice Awards are determined by the votes of people visiting ArtFields; a panel of art professionals selects all the other awards, including the $50,000 Grand Prize and $25,000 Second Place award.
Up to 400 works of art will be on display in locally-owned venues, from renovated 1920s warehouses and professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center to the library, the history museum, the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. During ArtFields, what was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.
For further details about ArtFields visit their website at https://www.artfieldssc.org/
Detailed rules for Artist Submissions: ArtFields 2020 Artist Rules
Applications will be available for Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibition 2020 starting October 1st, 2019. The deadline is December 2nd, 2019.
Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary, and visual arts* events, the 17-day Piccolo Spoleto Festival transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With a focus on accessibility and community participation in the arts, Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA.
The festival is scheduled for May 22- June 7, 2020.
For further details about Piccolo Spoleto 2020 can be found on the Application:
MOUNT PLEASANT TOWN HALL ART PROGRAM
The Town of Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission invites artists to submit photos of completed artwork for display on a quarter-yearly basis in the hallways of Mount Pleasant Town Hall, located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane. The objective of this program is to promote an awareness of local artists, encourage interaction within the artist community, and to foster community pride.
MOUNT PLEASANT TRAFFIC SIGNAL BOX
The Town of Mount Pleasant invites artists to submit applications for their art or design(s) to be utilized to wrap existing traffic boxes at selected signalized intersections. The metal traffic boxes are located on visible corners of certain intersections and are similar in size and shape, (template provided upon request, but we are able to recreate just about any high-resolution art for the wraps). Submissions are accepting at recurring times throughout the year.
For further details about the program and application visit
MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNE CENTER ARTFEST 2020
This annual festival at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre brings families and cultural enthusiasts together with budding and professional artists for an event that showcases a diverse array of local and regional artistic talent. Local music, dance and visual arts studios offer stunning performances by some of the area’s most talented individuals and groups. Creative aspirations are ignited in children who are given opportunities to explore many art forms and create their own masterpieces.
The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild presents a juried art show. All activities and performances are free of charge. The event attracts residents and visitors of all ages, from young parents and children through seniors.
The Town of Mount Pleasant Artfest 2020 will be held at Towne Center on Saturday, March 14, 20202. Details for submission of art work can be found on the application:
BLESSING OF THE FLEET APRIL 27, 2020
The 32nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop! Participants are treated to a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet, savory seafood samplings sold by some of Mount Pleasant's best restaurants, live music, a craft show, art exhibition, Shag and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities. Admission and activities are free!
Details for submission of art work can be found on the application:
NORTH CHARLESTON ARTFEST April 29-May 3, 2020
The North Charleston Arts Fest is proudly produced by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual multi-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Media Arts, and Literature. For more than 35 years, the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting more than 30,000 residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience an array of free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, businesses, and parks. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina with a schedule that offers something for everyone, including concerts, theatre presentations, children’s programs, lectures and readings, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, public art installations, and much more. In 2018, the Arts Fest was selected as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Application Information can be found at: https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/apply/