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Blue Ridge Craft Trails Resources

Blue Ridge Craft Trails Partner Information

How to become a Blue Ridge Craft Trails site – Guidelines for Participation

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Artist Opportunities

Exhibition calls, fellowships, scholarships, grants, mentorship, apprenticeship.

Arts AVL – Services for Creatives
Local listing of Grants/Funding, Calls for Artists, Job Postings, Learning Opportunities, Space Rental, Volunteer Opportunities

North Carolina Arts Council Artist opportunities
The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased to share this list of opportunities for artists.

American Craft Council Artist opportunities
Apply here for opportunities offered by the American Craft Council

American Craft Council Community Resources page
An invaluable resource. Browse national directories to connect with a craft organization, museum, or school. Explore the community craft calendar to find upcoming events.

Crafting the Future
Crafting the Future works to diversify the fields of art, craft and design by connecting BIPOC artists with opportunities that will help them thrive.

Funding, Grant Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for artists to apply for individual grants and loans.

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas’s vision is to create a world where all artists have the tools they need to make their creative dreams a reality. They want to make the journey from inspiration to living practice more accessible and equitable for all artists and creatives. One of the key strategies they use to make the art world more equitable and accessible is by regularly sharing funding opportunities for artists.Here is a list of upcoming deadlines for you to apply to right now, plus an archive of previous posts.

Artist Residencies

Artist residencies are opportunities given to artists to work on projects, develop new ideas, and explore their practice in an environment other than their studio, removed from the distractions of everyday life. This allotted time and space is great for artists to produce work and focus on personal and professional growth, but it can also be significant in shaping their career.

Artist Communities Alliance

Res Artis

Job Boards

Arts AVL job board

Arts North Carolina job opportunities

Business/Financial Services for Creatives

Sunlight Tax / Podcast

CERF+ cerfplus.org – Craft Emergency Fund
CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Their core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

Co-working/warehousing Space