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Artist Opportunities

Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, art project? Scroll through the opportunities below for all kinds of open calls.

Call for Short Films: 2021 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival

Due Date: February 15th, 2021

Calling all Washington State filmmakers! Submit your short film to the 5th Annual Shoreline Short Short Film Festival for your chance to win cash prizes and awards!

Call for Artists: 2021 Shoreline Arts Festival - Artist Marketplace

Due Date: March 31, 2021

Calling all artists and fine crafters! Submit your application to the 31st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival Artist Marketplace; the beating heart of Festival, right in the center of it all. 

Community Project Awards

Due Date: May 24, 2021

Does your group need help presenting an arts event that serves the community? We fund special projects, artists’ residencies, and performances that extend the group’s usual scope. Awards range from about $250 - $1,500. 

Call for Artists: Small Works & Gifts

Due Date: ongoing, year-round

ShoreLake Arts is looking for local artists to display their handmade small works and gift items at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park. We carry a variety of items and mediums – jewelry, sculpture, cards, miniatures, pottery, glass, metal, wood, scarves, purses, etc.

Call for Project Proposals: MiniGrants

Due Date: ongoing, year-round

ShoreLake Arts offers funds (up to $300) for community art projects that are created by teens and promote diversity.

Call for Teaching Artists

Due Date: ongoing, year-round

Artists in Schools (AiS) is an Arts Education program, funded by ShoreLake Arts, that places professional teaching artists into classrooms of Kindergarten - 12th graders in the Shoreline School District. Teaching Artists are invited to apply to go on our roster.

Upcoming Artist Opportunities

Check out the events that are coming up below.

Call for Artists: 2021 Edible Books Festival

Coming: March 1st, 2021

The Edible Book Festival brings people together for a lighthearted culinary, artistic, and literary celebration. Creations made from food and inspired by works of literature. Virtual for 2021 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.

Call for Non-Profits: Shoreline Arts Festival 

Coming: 2021

Share your nonprofit or community group with the 10,000 attendees at the Shoreline Arts Festival.

Call for Food Vendors: Shoreline Arts Festival

Coming: 2021

Come share your unique food and beverages at one of the keystone community events in North King County. Food trucks, trailers, carts, booths and tents are all welcome to apply.

Call for Art: Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art

Coming: March, 2021

The Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art Show is presented by the Arts Council as part of the Shoreline Arts Festival, with 2021 in its 31st year. The Juried Art Show features original works by local artists and includes 2D and 3D works in all mediums.

Call for Youth Artists: Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art

Coming: March, 2021

All Shoreline area students (K-12) are invited to participate in the Youth Art Exhibition which is a favorite community tradition of the Shoreline Arts Festival. Artwork of any medium is accepted.

Call for Community Performers: Shoreline Arts Festival 

Coming: March, 2021

Share your creativity with your community.

Call for Photographers: 8X8Photo

Coming: August 1st, 2021

An online exhibit featuring hundreds of photographs.

Call for Bands: ShoreLake Battle of the Bands 2021

Coming: May 1st, 2021

Music competition for Washington bands.

Call for Artists & Crafters: Underground Holiday Market

Coming: 2021

Interested in having a booth at the Shoreline Holiday Market? Held at the end of November each year, submissions for the event are usually taken in August.

Call for Artists: 6X6NW

Coming: August 1st, 2021

Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW  features hundreds of 6x6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium. 

Registration usually opens in August, with the show at the start of October.

Call for Teaching Artists: Create & Make

Coming soon for Spring 2021

ShoreLake Arts seeks proposals from visual, performing, literary, and culinary artists to teach online courses for adults as a part of the 2020 Create & Make series.

Call for Latinx Artists

Coming: August 2021

Part of our Dia de Muertos event. A group exhibition by emerging and established artists working in a variety of media to explore aspects of Hispanic Culture.

Call for Youth Artists

Coming: August 2021

An exhibition showcasing work from our own youth talent, based on what Dia de Muertos means to them. 2D & 3D work. Submissions can be everything from sketching, coloring, painting, digital, photography, a piñata, decorating with marigolds, altars, food art, painted sugar skulls (just to name a few). Get creative! Ages: From Pre-K - K12. 

Call for Altar Creators

Coming: August 2021

Ofrendas (Spanish: "offering") honor, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have departed, and the items on the altars help to lead their spirits home for the Days of the Dead.

Call for Artists: 2022 Rotating Exhibitions

Coming: Early 2021

ShoreLake Arts is looking for local artists to show in 2022 at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park, a not-for-profit gallery featuring 5 – 6 week, two person exhibits with each artist showing on approximately 9 feet of wall space. The gallery schedule is set on a yearly basis. 

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