Regional Calls for Art

Send arts-related job postings, calls for visual, music, literary and performing art and/or auditions to: info@artssiouxfalls.org

Artist Residencies

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES – South Dakota Arts Council

  • Artist applications for the Artists In Schools and Communities program must be made on line through SDAC’s e-grant system on or before September 1. Hard-copy application submitted through the mail or by fax will NOT be accepted. Endorsements will be announced in December for the fiscal year starting July 1. Artists are endorsed for a three year period.
  • Get the details here.
  • Deadline: September 1st.

THE RETREAT AT POINTER’S RIDGE- ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  • Baltic, SD
  • The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge is looking for resident visual, literary, etc. artists for the 2017 season (April through November).
  • Artists will be expected to work on a new or ongoing project.
  • For more information visit: here.

Visual Art

MERCY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER CALL FOR ART – SIOUXLAND

  • Join the Mercy Child Advocacy Center in their search for artwork to display in the new center!
  • We are looking to fill our new space with artwork for, and created by, the Siouxland community. We welcome you to submit your artwork and application for consideration to be a part of the permanent collection displayed at the Mercy Child Advocacy Center.
  • All displayed artwork will showcase the artist’s name and title of work.
  • Once all the pieces have been selected, we will be hosting a reception featuring the new permanent artwork collection at the Mercy Child Advocacy Center for all accepted artists.
  • To learn more about the CAC click here.
  • Send work to Alison.Boughn@mercyhealth.com by 12PM on October 25th for  consideration.

ART ON THE CAMPUS EXHIBIT CALL FOR ART – WEST DES MOINES, IA

  • The West Des Moines Public Arts Advisory Commission and Parks and Recreation Department invite regional artists (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota) to submit an Artwork Application to participate in the 6th annual Art on the Campus public art exhibit.
  • Art on the Campus is a temporary outdoor exhibit, displayed on the West Des Moines City/School Campus from April to November each year.
  • Selected artists are paid a $2,000 stipend for the use of their artwork.
  • A selection panel will choose up to 13 original works of art for installation.
  • A People’s Choice vote will be taken throughout the duration of the exhibit. When the exhibit is complete, the People’s Choice artwork will be named and shared with the public, and the People’s Choice winner will receive a $500 award.
  • A People’s Choice vote will be taken throughout the duration of the exhibit.
  • When the exhibit is complete, the People’s Choice artwork will be named and shared with the public, and the People’s Choice winner will receive a $500 award.
  • Find all of the details and online application HERE.

WASHINGTON PAVILION VISUAL ARTS CENTER EXHIBIT PROPOSALS

  •  The Visual Arts Center welcomes proposals for exhibitions of artwork from all historical periods, media and genres of visual art. Proposals may be submitted by artists, curators, collectors or agents of exhibitions.
  • Proposals for exhibitions at the Visual Arts Center are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  • The Exhibition Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every other month to review proposals. The exhibition schedule is booked 1-3 years in advance.
  • Exhibitions are selected based upon the quality of the work in the proposal, the strength of the exhibition concept, the compatibility of the proposed exhibition with the existing exhibition calendar and the relevance of the proposal to the mission of the Visual Arts Center.
  • To apply, click here.

MUSEUM OF VISUAL MATERIALS CALL FOR ARTISTS 

  • We are looking for an artist(s) to exhibit their work for November-December and January- February.
  • For more information email anna@sfmvm.com or click here  here.

BRIAR CLIFF REVIEW LITERARY ARTS MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -SIOUX CITY, IA

  • Artwork includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, photos, woodcuts, computer graphics and other camera-ready pieces.
  • The submission deadline for our next edition is Nov. 1.
  • We do not currently accept online submissions for artwork. Images of all pieces must be submitted through the mail, via disc or portable USB drive.
  • Submit up to five pieces.
  • Send a cover letter with your name, address, phone, email, the title of each piece and a self-addressed stamped envelop
  • For more details, click here.

VOYAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION CALL FOR ART IN PASSAGE GALLERY ART SHOW

  • Voyage Federal Credit Union recently opened a new branch in Dawley Farms on the east side of Sioux Falls and will exhibit local art in their Passage Gallery.
  • The space offers up room for 15-20 pieces that can be as large as 6X6.
  • They are currently seeking artists that paint, draw, sculpt, photograph, etc.
  • Please reach out to Molly Brown at mollyb@voyagefcu.org or call her directly at 605.977.5751

NORTHERN PLAINS INDIAN ART MARKET 2017

  • Any enrolled member of a defined Northern Plains tribe is eligible to apply for the Market and Juried Art Show with proof of tribal enrollment or Northern Plains descent, regardless of current place or residence.
  • September 15 — This is the absolute deadline for applications. No requests for entry will be accepted after this date.
  • Artwork must be of the quality and media of the samples submitted with the entry application. Artists can only sell in the divisions into which they have been accepted.
  • For more info click here.

FULL CIRCLE BOOK CO-OP ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

  • Full Circle Book Co-op is taking literary and artistic submissions for its inaugural anthology, Midwest Apocalypse, set for printed and digital release January 15, 2018.
  • Artwork: Print Media must be in digital format and be converted to black and white. Large files please.
  • Artwork: Photography must be in digital format and be converted to black and white. Large files please.
  • Send no more than three pieces of writing or artwork per submission.
  • Previously published writing is not accepted (this includes digital media such as blogs, Facebook, etc.).
  • Submit poems/stories/artwork as an attached file to info@fullcirclebookcoop.com with the subject line ‘Submission: Apocalypse’ by December 1st, 2017.
  • Authors and artists included in the anthology will receive $10 each, one complimentary copy, and may order additional copies at cost.
  • For more info, click here.

VISHNU BUNNY TATTOO- THIRD EYE GALLERY ART SHOW

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS
  •  If you paint, draw, sculpt, photograph, we want to see your stuff for upcoming Third Eye Gallery shows.
  • Contact Mike Fleming at mikefleming@hotmail.com or text/call (605)251-2000

AUGUSTANA CALL FOR ART FOR REFORMATION EXHIBIT

  • The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University has issued a call for art for its upcoming exhibit, “To Reform: Artists Respond to the Reformation,” a visual commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
  • The exhibition will be on view from Oct. 19 – Nov. 18.
  • This exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older.
  • The deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 1.
  • For more info click here.

 BROOKINGS ARTS COUNCIL 41ST ANNUAL FINE ARTS EXHIBIT – BROOKINGS, SD

  • This annual exhibit is open to residents of South Dakota, 18 and older.
  • All media, with the exception of photography, are eligible.
  • There is a limit of two pieces per artist and the work must have been completed within the past two years.
  • The entry fee is $20.00 per piece with cash prizes awarded to the top four pieces.
  • For details click: here.

SDHCA DAKOTA MASTERWORKS ART SHOW

  • We welcome you to enter the SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show for South Dakota residents age 60 and older.
  • Entries are accepted in the following categories: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing/Pastels, Photography, Mixed Media (see rules), Wood Carving.
  • All entries will be accepted Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6
  • Learn more here.

WEIN GALLERY PRESENTATION COLLEGE

  • Presentation College is looking for artists to exhibit their work in the newly restored Wein Gallery. Exhibitions are currently being filled for four or eight week increments starting October 2017 through August 2018. Learn more.

EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM – DC Gallery

  • The Sioux Falls Design Center is taking applications to feature South Dakota’s emerging artists in its DC Gallery. Get the details here
  • December Presentation application due October 31, 2017

Check out the Arts South Dakota website for additional opportunities here.

Literary

BRIAR CLIFF REVIEW – LITERARY ARTS MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

  • Submit written poetry, fiction or nonfiction.
  • Chosen entries will be featured in our next annual edition.
  • Entries are accepted both online ($3/entry) and by mail (cost of postage only).
  • General submissions are accepted year-round.
  • Manuscripts must be previously unpublished, typed, and must contain a cover letter with a short biographical statement.
  • If accepted, you will receive two contributor’s copies of The Briar Cliff Review.
  • CONTEST 
  • Welcome to our Annual Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction contest.
  • First-place winners will receive $1,000 in each of the three categories and will be published in the next edition of The Briar Cliff Review.
  • The contest runs annually from Aug. 1 to Nov. 1.
  • Entry fee is $20 per story/creative nonfiction piece or three poems.
  • To submit/learn more, click here.

FULL CIRCLE BOOK CO-OP ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

  • Full Circle Book Co-op is taking literary and artistic submissions for its inaugural anthology, Midwest Apocalypse, set for printed and digital release January 15, 2018.
  • Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction genres accepted.
  • Send no more than three pieces of writing or artwork per submission.
  • Previously published writing is not accepted (this includes digital media such as blogs, Facebook, etc.).
  • Submit poems/stories/artwork as an attached file to info@fullcirclebookcoop.com with the subject line ‘Submission: Apocalypse’ by December 1st, 2017.
  • Authors and artists included in the anthology will receive $10 each, one complimentary copy, and may order additional copies at cost.
  • For more info, click here.

SOUTH DAKOTA HUMANITIES COUNCIL- 2017 Writing Veterans Prize

  • Veterans of or current service members in any branch of the United States military currently living in South Dakota.
  • New, unpublished material on any aspect of the military experience.
  • Individuals may submit up to five pages of material.
  • Material can be in any form: poetry, prose, fiction, creative nonfiction, etc.
  • Submission period is May 1st, 2017, through August 1st, 2017.
  • More info here.

Performing

DANCE GALLERY OF SOUTH DAKOTA – FALL REGISTRATION OPEN 2017/2018

  • Registration for Fall 2017-2018 is now open!
  •  Students will be considered enrolled and tuition charged until the student is dropped or class is changed.
  • Our tuition is for monthly classes and not individual “drop-in” classes.
  •  If you have questions about classes or using the on-line system please contact us at register@dancegallerysd.com or call the studio at 605-338-3740
  • To register click here.

SIOUX EMPIRE COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS

  • The Witches
  • Auditions will be held August 29 and 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
  • Performance Dates: October 26 – November 4,  2017 School Matinees Tuesday October 31.
  • Auditioning actors 13+
  • The Man Shot Liberty Valance 
  • Auditions will be held September 12 and 14, 2017 AT 7:00 PM.
  • Performance Dates: November 9 – 19 2017 .
  • Auditioning actors 16+
  • Heathers-The Musical
  • Auditions will be held November 1 and 2, 2017 AT 7:00 PM.
  • Performance Dates: January 18 – February 4, 2018
  • Auditioning actors 16+
  • One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Auditions will be held January 2 and 4, 2018 AT 7:00 PM.
  • Performance Dates: February 22 – March 4,  2018 .
  • Auditioning actors 16+
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Auditions will be held January 30 and 31, 2018 AT 7:00 PM. School Matinee Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • Performance Dates: March 29 – April 8,  2018 .
  •  Auditioning actors 13+
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
  • Auditions will be held March 6 and 8, 2018 AT 7:00 PM.
  • Performance Dates: May 4 – 20, 2018 School Matinee Tuesday, May 8 at 9:30 AM.
  • Auditioning actors 13+
  • For more info regarding all auditions click here.

PRAIRIE REPERTORY THEATRE AUDITIONS

  • Brookings, SD
  •  For a complete list of details, click here.

Music

SIOUX FALLS CHILDREN’S CHOIR FALL REGISTRATION 

  • The Sioux Falls Children’s Choir is currently accepting registrations for our fall semester.
  • Our non-auditioned program is open to all children in grades 3-8 in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.  Our fall semester will begin on Tuesday, September 12 and run through Tuesday,  December 12.
  •  We will be rehearsing every Tuesday from 4:15-5:30 at the University of Sioux Falls in the Jeschke Fine Arts Center.  We will also perform a few times throughout the semester, and we will publish our performance schedule before the semester begins.
  • Fall tuition is $125, which must be paid in full before the winter choral showcase.  However, if we receive your tuition in full before our first rehearsal begins on September 12, you will qualify for our early bird rate of $110.
  • If you are interested in our scholarship program or would like more information on the Sioux Falls Children’s Choir, please email us at siouxfallschildrenschoir@gmail.com.
  • For more info,  click here.

WHITE WALL SESSIONS SEASON 6 PERFORMANCES

  • Now accepting applications for Season 6
  • Original music only – no covers
  • Will record show at Last Stop Cd Shop
  • For a complete list of guidelines and application click here.

PERFORMANCE VENUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL AND TOURING BANDS AT TOTAL DRAG

  • Contact Dan Nissen at totaldragrecords@gmail.com for more info on booking