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Calling All Local Artists!

ArtsFairfax posts opportunities to apply for various art performance or exhibition opportunities and projects on an ongoing basis.

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Annual Workhouse Student and Faculty Exhibition
The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce the Open Call for Entries for the 2022 Annual Workhouse Student and Faculty Exhibition.
December 2, 2022
Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards
The Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards honors the region’s best songwriters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The annual contest awards a $10,000 Grand Prize and a $2,500 Young Songwriter prize. The 2023 competition is currently accepting songwriter submissions.
December 9, 2022
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center’s “Breaking Ground: Art about the Earth”
Calling emerging and established artists to submit original artworks for an exhibition in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, from February 10 – April 23, 2023.
January 1, 2023 at 11PM
The Bethesda Urban Partnership Essay Contest
Calling all local writers for the 2023 Local Writer’s Showcase Essay Contest in partnership with Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine!
January 10, 2023
2023 Bethesda Film Festival
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. to submit a recent, original short (5-30 minutes) film for the 11th annual Bethesda Film Fest!
January 10, 2023
The Bethesda Urban Partnership Poetry Contest
Calling all poets the Bethesda Urban Partnership, in partnership with The Writer’s Center, is accepting submissions for the annual Poetry Contest!
January 17, 2023
Art Works (Richmond, VA) Calls for Entries
Every month Art Works has a Call for Entries for exhibits. Call for Entries is open to any artist. Sometimes the exhibit will have a theme. Any medium and any topic is allowed.
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Community Arts Use at Capital One Hall

Capital One Hall opened in October 2021 with a 1500-seat performance hall, The Vault – a 250 seat black box theatre, and classrooms available for community use at specially negotiated rates for Fairfax County-based non-profit art groups, and arts-related programming by Fairfax County agencies and Fairfax County Public Schools.

Exhibit at Tysons Corner Center

Macerich & ArtsFairfax

Through December 31, 2022

Compensation: Yes

ArtsFairfax is partnering with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center, to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations in Fairfax County. Macerich is seeking artists and arts organizations to activate several storefronts and a courtyard with temporary art installations.

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Fairfax Poet Laureate

The Fairfax County Poet Laureate is both a high honor and a community outreach program to showcase poetry and the literary arts. The program raises the visibility of poetry by supporting a leadership role for a poet to engage new audiences, create new opportunities for poetry to be shared, and encourage the creation of poetry and other literary works.