Local Artists in the Carthage Missouri Area
Local Art Events

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition Studio Tour November 4th and 5th.

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ZAPP® enables artists to apply online to multiple art shows through one central website, ZAPPlication.org. The online application process also allows artists to directly upload digital images of their artwork for jury review. The result is that all artwork in the system is in a consistent, high-quality, digital format. The digital images are presented to the jurors of each show and the system allows them to score online.


Call for Entry CaFE
CaFÉ is more than just a call listing site. CaFÉ is a comprehensive tool for all artists looking for arts opportunities — from competitions to public art calls, to art contests and more, CaFÉ has an open call for everyone. CaFÉ has approximately 170 art competitions and art contests call listings at any given time. Artists can sign up and create an artist portfolio for free. Next, easily apply to multiple call for artists and then checkout. Manage the status of all your call for entries from a single dashboard.

Missouri Arts Council

The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development, provides grants to nonprofit organizations to encourage and stimulate the growth, development and appreciation of the arts in Missouri.

Missouri Arts Council Artists’ Resources

George A Spiva Center for the Arts

Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild
The Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild is based out of Springfield, Missouri, and is a supportive organization networking artists and craftpersons. Members share ideas, resources, information and constructive criticism with each other and educate the public by providing opportunities to view and become acquainted with the fine art and fine craft of the members of the Guild.

Springfield Visual Arts Alliance
The Springfield Visual Arts Alliance offers professional exchange and education for the artist through membership, meetings and workshops. We provide numerous opportunities for local and regional artists through invitational and juried exhibits as well as educating the public by displaying art in public locations.

Springfield Regional Arts Council
The Springfield Regional Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership and support for the arts community, enhancing the quality of life and fostering an environment where arts and culture can grow.

Mid-America Arts Alliance
Created in 1972 to stimulate cultural activity in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas

Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City strengthens and enriches the community through the arts by developing visibility, participation, support, information, education, and partnerships.

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is the oldest arts council in the state of Missouri, founded in 1962. It is a service and program community arts organization offering gallery exhibitions, school and community exposure to dance and theater, arts and crafts, fine arts, and educational-based musical performances and arts education.

Arts Midwest
Arts Midwest connects the arts to audiences throughout the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

50 Miles of Art
50 Miles of Art is an arts corridor in northeast Missouri where fine artists, craftspersons andartisans use their skill to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

The Foundry Arts Centre
The Foundry Art Centre in St Charles is a dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to bring together the arts, artists and everyday people through exhibitions, studio space, performing arts and educational programs. The Foundry serves as a rich cultural resource for the entire Eastern Missouri region.

Greater St. Louis Art Association
The Greater St. Louis Art Association is an active group of artists and art enthusiasts with a mission to promote the visual arts and art education in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Hannibal Arts Council
Founded in 1975, the Hannibal Arts Council continues to celebrate the joy the arts bring to life through presenting and encouraging community arts programming at all levels of the community.

Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies
is a statewide service organization dedicated to strengthening community arts agencies throughout Missouri.

Missouri Citizens for the Arts
Missouri Citizens for the Arts and Missouri Citizens for the Arts Education Fund are the only statewide organizations which promote the whole of Missouri’s arts industry to the public and private sectors.