Listings on this page are artist opportunities but are NOT MCA programs or events. We encourage you to apply / partake but are not managing or responsible for the events below.

Calls are listed by Deadline Date

3/1/2019 Haystack 2019 Open Studio Residency

Open Studio Residency to take place 5/26/19 – 6/7/19

“Haystack’s Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas among peers and provides two weeks of studio time and an opportunity to work in a supportive community of makers and those selected attend for free. The program supports approximately 50 participants—from the craft field and other creative disciplines—who have uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among them depending on the nature of their work. All of the studios are staffed by technicians who can assist with projects.
The Haystack Fab Lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way for residents to augment and complement their creative practices. In addition to open studios, there will be time for participants to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Residents include established and emerging artists working in a range of visual art and craft media.”

3/1/2019 Haystack 2019 Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships to take place 6/9/19 – 8/31/19

Haystack’s scholarship program awards more than 100 scholarships and fellowships annually, which are available through competitive application to those who are 18 years of age or older. Applicants may seek scholarship support in more than one category (Technical Assistant, Work Study, and Minority Work Study). Because competition for Haystack awards is intense, applicants are encouraged to be selective in their choice of workshops, indicating only first and second choices. Please keep in mind that answers to the questions on the application form are an important part of the review process. Focused applications tend to be more favorably received.

3/1/19 21st Annual Freeport Fall Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 10/4/19 – 10/6/19 

Join us in Freeport, one of Maine’s top visitor destinations for a three-day art and music festival. With over three million visitors each year, the L.L.Bean campus attracts more shoppers to its flagship location than any other destination in Maine.

3/15/19 Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival

Juried Craft Show to take place 9/7/19 – 9/8/19

The 32nd annual Laudholm show will bring 120 artisans to a spectacular seaside setting on Maine’s southwest coast. The historic site, expansive property, event camaraderie, and thousands of attendees make the nature crafts festival a one-of-a-kind experience. Proceeds from the event benefit the education, research, and conservation programs of the Wells Reserve.

3/31/19 Pop Up on Maine Art Hill (Weekly Shows)

Weekly Space Rental / Juried Submissions to take place 5/21/19 – 8/31/19

Pop Up on Maine Art Hill is a gallery/retail venue in Kennebunk rented weekly by guest artists and artisans. Maine Art Hill offers this to help create a vibrant, ever-changing atmosphere and make new connections between artists, artisans, and clients. Situated just steps from our 2 main gallery spaces, all on Chase Hill Rd, the addition of the ever changing Pop Up Gallery has turned this small street into an “art destination” right in the heart of Kennebunk Lower Village.

We are just wrapping up Pop Up’s first season with over 20 shows exhibiting over 40 artists; it was really amazing to watch each artist/gallerist transform the space with their works each week. We are now looking for artists and artisans for our Spring/Summer 2019 schedule of shows.

4/1/2019 Haystack 2019 Summer Workshop Sessions

Craft Workshops to take place 6/9/19 – 8/31/19

Haystack’s core summer workshops include one- and two-week sessions in blacksmithing, clay, fiber, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. Workshops are open to adults 18 years or older of all skill levels – from beginners to advanced professionals. Studios are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday. The Haystack community is made up of approximately 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Instructors determine the format of their workshops.

Join us in Freeport, one of Maine’s top visitor destinations for a three-day art and music festival. With over three million visitors each year, the L.L.Bean campus attracts more shoppers to its flagship location than any other destination in Maine.

4/27/19 Stitching and Piecing- Workshop exploring vintage Japanese textiles, Boro mending and quilting techniques in Tuscany

Join us to explore Japanese inspired patchwork piecing and stitching techniques.
Through hands-on projects, learn about a variety of traditional techniques and how to incorporate them into your own work. Boro, Katazome, Sashiko, Shibori, Indigo and Ikat. We have hired an Italian chef to prepare our meals and are looking forward to using the beautiful Tuscan countryside as inspiration.

6/30/19 Band Camp 10 Music and Arts Festival

3 Day Music Festival & Arts Festival to take place 7/26 – 7/28/2019

Band Camp is a 3 day long 2 night music and arts festival on the ocean at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, Maine. Our mission is to try and cultivate a community of creative people for the Mid Coast area for a weekend to show off all of the talented people in Maine and beyond. While we have many options for artists whether it is setting up a booth or a table for small fees, our main focus is in the creation of art live, in demonstrations, performances or simply working on and sharing what you love to do. We welcome all artists to reach out and join!

Expired Listings

10/29/18 Chaya Studio 6th Annual Holiday Pop-up

4 week long Holiday Retail event to take place 11/24/18 – 12/24/18

Looking for artists and craftspeople to participate in the Chaya Studio Holiday Pop-up. 10% proceeds to benefit Camp Sunshine. All media/crafts welcome. Painting, photography, mixed media, wood, textiles, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, cards, calendars, specialty food, candles, etc. As this time of year is busy, we are flexible in level of participation. It is not necessary for the artist to be in the studio, and inventory levels can fluctuate throughout the duration of the event.

10/27/18 Holiday Craft Fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 10/27/18

Handmade crafts and art, White elephant tag sale, back sale.

11/1/18 Holiday Arts and Crafts fair

Juried Craft Fair to take place 12/1/18

The Pond Cove Parents Association, the Middle School Parents Association and the High School Parents Association of Cape Elizabeth will host as a joint fundraiser the Holiday Arts & Crafts fair, Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10am-4pm.

We invite all artists and crafters, professional and amateur including student artist and crafters. Table fee is $50 or $25 for students up to 18 years old.

For more information, general interest and/or an application please contact Jennifer Pollick at

11/2/18 12th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Non-Juried Craft Fair to take place 12/1/18


The Village Baptist Church in Kennebunkport, Maine is having it’s 12th Annual Christmas Craft Fair during Kennebunkport’s 37th Annual Christmas Prelude. Our craft fair takes place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Our church sells chowder, soups and Pastor Joe’s chili. Our location is 6 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046. We have free parking for our crafters.

11/5/18 Mechanic’s Hall Holiday Sale

Juried Art + Craft Show to take place 12/7/18 – 12/8/18

“This year, a Holiday Sale will be held in the Grand Ballroom at historic Mechanics’ Hall in Downtown Portland. The sale aims to take advantage of the traffic generated from December First Friday Art Walk and other holiday sales in the area. A portion of booth fees will be used for advertisement and signage on Congress St. and the nearby downtown area. Mechanics’ Hall Holiday Sale is proudly presented in partnership with Dooryard Arts Collective, a Portland art studio providing affordable downtown workspace to emerging artists.

Event Dates:
First Friday Art Walk December 7th, 2018 4-8pm
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 10-5pm

Ballroom at Mechanics’ Hall (3rd floor – elevator access)
519 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101″

11/30/18 Bowdoinham Guild of Artisan Holiday Sale

Art Sale to take place 11/30/18 – 12/2/18

The annual Holiday Sale featuring the Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans. Food, live music and finely made crafts. Opening on Friday from 6-8pm, Saturday from 10am -3pm, and again on Sunday from 10am -1pm.

12/1/18 Craft/Vendor Fair

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 12/1/18

“I am looking for vendors/crafters for our annual craft Saturday December 1st, 2018, it is located at 8 sacred Heart Place in Auburn, Maine at Sacred heart Church. This event is to benefit Adults with Intellectual disabilities for community supports.” 

12/1/18 Call for Consigners

Non-Juried Craft Show to take place 12/1/18

Call for interested consigners in new shop in Orono.

1/21/19 CFA Guilford Craft Expo 2019

Juried Craft Show to take place 7/19 – 7/21/2019

Guilford Art Center would like to announce the Call for Entry for Craft Expo 2019. Guilford Craft Expo, a high-caliber exhibit and sale of fine American craft featuring 180 artists and artisans, will be held on July 19-21, 2019. Craft Expo is held outdoors on the historic Guilford Green in CT. The show has attracted art enthusiasts from the shoreline and surrounding areas for 61 years during the height of the summer season. It is open to fine art and crafts made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be handmade in the USA or Canada. For complete prospectus and application, see or