Starkville Area Arts Council offers a number of programs and submission opportunities, from the annual Cotton District Arts Festival to period calls for submissions posted throughout the year. All applications are now taken online - no more postage, no more CDs or DVDs, and no more printing and lost materials!
Submission requirements vary for each program. So, be sure to read all instructions (and make sure you are submitting to the right program)!
Join our newsletter list, or check here from time to time, to see what calls may be open.
PLEASE NOTE: Submittable is best viewed on a desktop or through the Submittable App.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: SAAC is an equal opportunity organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, operation of programs, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the public, all members of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and artist communities.
We expect all SAAC & CDAF board members, volunteers, participants, vendors, and grantees to follow the same community-engagement policy.
Open call for submissions for our upcoming Art in Public Places exhibit featuring works by Oktibbeha County students! Submit by Feb 4, 2022. This show will be a HYBRID show: works will be on display in the lobby of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership as well as online. The exhibit will run March 8 to May 2, 2022, with an opening reception on March 8.
NOTE: Students may only submit ONE work to this exhibit.
Visit the page for our AiPP initiative at https://www.starkvillearts.net/creativeeconomy.html for additional rules and details.
SAAC Interns help organize a wide range of arts-related publicity, calendar, and communication needs. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a consistent, organized strategy to communicate a wide range of arts and culture events to a diverse audience. This will include use of social media, newsletters, website updates, press releases, and various other touch points. These roles may be adjusted as needed, and each internship will have the opportunity to write one or more blog articles on arts-related topics. Preference given to current MSU undergraduates. This position is currently unpaid, but may be eligible for academic credit.
- Excellent verbal/writing skills.
- Efficient problem-solving skills.
- Enthusiasm for the role as well as the mission of SAAC.
- 10 hours/week for an academic term, but flexible with student’s schedule.
For 2021-2022, there are 1-2 positions available.
Are you a potter, painter, photographer... or any other artist? Interested in a reading or a one-person show or submitting a mural?
SHARE YOUR WORK WITH SAAC!
Send us your best work (images you provide must represent the work you wish to submit). We'll take a look at what you've got and follow up with you if we see potential fit with one of our programs!
Each year, Starkville Area Arts Council has a small pool of discretionary funds that are awarded to support art projects or art organizations in Oktibbeha County, MS. Awards may be used for anything that aligns with one of our two program areas (Art Education & Outreach or Creative Economy) and that fits our mission to build a strong, creative, connected community through art.
Funds must be used within SAAC's current fiscal year. The Board has the ultimate discretion to deviate from its own guidelines in order to satisfy its mission or comply with legal requirements. Please answer questions as fully as possible. We welcome questions in advance of completing the application form.
Applications will be accepted until all funds have been allocated OR until the application deadline posted on the website, whichever comes first. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Decisions will be made quarterly, so please plan your needs accordingly.