Virtual Classical Recital Competition
Classical musicians are now being sought for the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition! Winners will be featured in a virtual presentation during the 2021-2022 season. Previous winners from 2018 to the present are ineligible. Musicians must be 18 and older to be considered. There are no geographical restrictions, but winners are responsible for their own virtual recordings for the online presentation. The honorarium is $400 per performance. If applicable, one accompanist per performance will receive a $200 honorarium.
- Learn more and submit here!
- Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 11:59 pm
Writing Competition: All Our Various Voices
Montpelier Arts Center is seeking original and unpublished submissions for All Our Various Voices, an anthology celebrating the rich diversity of personal or family stories of immigration from writers who are 18 years of age and older and reside in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
Historically, America is a land of immigrants from other countries, across the continent, from the rural south to urban areas, or from agrarian to city locations. Each shift embodies loss, adjustment, fear, joy, and requires new perspectives for survival and success. Tell us your stories in poetry or prose. Selected contributors will receive a free copy.
Dr. Karen Arnold, former poet-in-residence at Montpelier Arts Center, where she taught creative writing workshops to children and adults and edited an anthology of their poetry reading series, is the juror. The juror will award prizes that will be announced at the public reading in October 2021. Awards will be given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100), and two Honorable Mentions ($50 each).
Library Gallery Exhibition Competition
Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery, September 2021–July 2022. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years and older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2016 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups.
The Department of Parks & Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.