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Artist Opportunities

Artists, below you will find call-for-artists for upcoming shows, special events, and more. This page is updated as often as necessary to make sure you have access to current opportunities.

Please be sure to check back frequently to stay up-to-date!

Onslow County arts organizations (nonprofits and for-profits) and professional artists for whom their art is their sole business and income are invited to apply for the NC Cares for Arts Grant

The purpose of the funds is to offset business disruption and/or expenses incurred due to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020.  

The following expenses can be considered:  paid salaries and benefits (including contractors), on-going operating expenses, costs associated with canceling programs and creating virtual programs, and COVID-related safety and cleaning measures.  For the purpose of this grant program, revenue losses are not considered for mitigation.  North Carolina CARES for Arts funding cannot reimburse any expenses already paid for by other federal relief funds such as PPP loans, direct grants from the NEA, and stimulus grants issued by the North Carolina Arts Council.

The deadline for submissions is November 6th, 2020.

Before you click the button below to apply:

  • Have IRS declaration letter (if applicable)
  • Have document listing expenses incurred and a subtotal
  • Have a single document of scanned receipts/invoices that corresponds with your listed incurred expenses

Please note that we have a set amount of funds to be distributed amongst all approved applicants here in Onslow County. This may mean that your organization or business may not receive the full amount requested.

Once your application and documentation have been reviewed we will contact you to let you know if your application has been approved and the dollar amount you will be receiving.

Questions? Please email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com or call (910) 455-9840, Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mascot Design Mock-Up Submission


We are excited to work with area artists to bring this public art initiative to life for our area!

Area artists are invited to submit their mascot design mock-up(s) online for our Adopt a Bulldog mascot.

Designs, if chosen, may be on one of three sizes, Small, Medium, or Large. 

The artists’ payment for each of those sizes is:

  • Sm: $300
  • Med: $800
  • Large: $900

First, please download the submission guidelines and blank submission PDF. Once your design is complete, scan the pages into a single PDF or .doc file then upload it through the submission button below.

Please do not bring a hard copy submission to the Council for the Arts.

If you have any questions, please email them to jaxarts@jaxarts.com.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your mascot mock-up!

Please click the button below to contact us or call (910) 455-9840, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


826 New Bridge St. Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-9840

Open Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Weekends & Holidays: Closed