Calls & Opportunities

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Do you have an opportunity that should be listed here? Email it to miss.kari@temple.edu. Thanks!

ART WORKSHOPS

Bartols Foundation offers a number of free short workshops for people who are interested in teaching arts in the community.  See the list here.

There are a number of free workshops for creative entrepreneurs offered by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy designed to help artists begin their studio practice business.  See the list here.

GR‌‌ANT OPPORTUNITIES

Grants for Individuals DatabaseLooking for a grant to fund your next research project? Search over 10,000+ funders that may be interested in supporting your work in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Get application information, limitations, financial data, and more with a simple search.

Rolling/emergency grants

Pollock- Krasner Foundation Gr‌‌ants for Visual Artists
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.  The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Gr
‌‌ants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to U.S.-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community on a broad scale. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator
The Award is given for distinguished artwork that creatively and skillfully embodies the essence of the story or text. The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the illustrator will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name.

Craft Artist Get Ready Grants
CERF+’s Get Ready Grants award up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review the recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of our website.

Grants with deadlines

Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers
Sunday, November 24
Queer|Art has partnered with the Robert Giard Foundation to provide a $10,000 international grant for emerging LGBTQ+ photographers.

Culture in Neighborhoods Grants
Friday, January 3
Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and The Creative Economy partners with the Mayor’s Office of Education, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to present free arts and cultural activities, including theatrical and musical performances, dance instruction, art-making, and much more. We welcome artistic organizations, creative individuals, and site leaders to propose events, performances, and activities to take place in these neighborhood spaces.

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

Rolling Deadline

The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, Mangalia, Romania
The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants.Currently accepting applications for summer 2016. IICAT offers winter and a summer residency sessions. This year’s first summer session is June 18th-30th and the second session August 1st-13th 2016. The winter residency is for winter 2017. Your chosen discipline is irrelevant to the selection process as we select candidates on quality of work and fit with other candidates. However, be aware that Mangalia is a small sea town, and any specialized art supplies you will need you must bring yourself or arranged to have shipped. No Fees for Residency, but airfare is not included.

Buffalo Creek Art Center Residency
Buffalo Creek Art Center is a new summer artist residency for three dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Beginning in the summer of 2017 it will have two 10 week sessions (we can be flexible on the starting dates and lengths of time) for 4 artists each. Artists will be given free room and work space and use of all the equipment. This unique 25 acre property includes a vineyard, fruit orchards, 10 ponds, a miniature train station and hiking trails. Artists will live in a four bedroom ranch style house with separate bedrooms and a common kitchen. The 4000 square foot studio workshop will have all the necessary equipment for welding, wood carving, ceramics and other forms of three dimensional work and room for large scale sculptures. One of the train station buildings will serve as a gallery for periodic art shows. There is no fee for this residency program.

Access Arts/School of Service Residency
Artists will receive studio space and accommodations in exchange for 10-15 hours of service to the Columbia, MS, community in the form of education, outreach, and maintenance. Some materials are provided, and residencies can range from three months to one year.

The Bascom Education Fellowship
The Education Fellowship is a 3-12 month position under the supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach as the lead instructor for regional pre-K, K-12, college, adult, and senior groups that partner with The Bascom. Fellows are provided with monthly stipend, shared housing, studio space, as well as exhibition opportunity.

Delaware Farm Residency (FREE!)
For the last few years we have been fortunate to host an individual at the farm, they live in a totally coolified Airstream in exchange for working around the farm for a few hours a week and taking care of things when we are not there and they also have full access to my studio. Great opportunity to learn about horticulture, animals and light farming. I am always available to talk about art, working and life so this has been a sort of residency for the individuals who have done it. The farm is one hour south of the city near Delaware Bay.

Residencies/fellowhips with deadlines

New York Portfolio Review
Tuesday, November 19
The New York Portfolio Review is a free application. Selected photographers will receive access to one of three full days of classes, workshops and presentations.

2020 Socrates Annual Fellowship
Monday, November 25
In light of recent debates about monuments and some recent removals, Socrates asks artists to propose prototypes for new monuments for New York City for presentation beginning in the fall of 2020. Fellowship recipients will receive a $5,000 production grant to support their project a $1,000 honorarium and four-months of seven-days-a-week access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor artist studio.

Interlude Artist Residency
Sunday, December 1
Established in 2019 in the Hudson Valley, Interlude Artist Residency is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a flourishing practice for visual artists who are actively parenting. Interlude provides residency stays and professional development tailored to the unique needs of these artists.

DaVinci Fellowship Program
Sunday, December 1
Inspired by the vision of DVAA founders, The Da Vinci Fellowship Program was created in 2018 to better serve the DVAA Membership and the evolving arts communities throughout Philadelphia. The two tracks funded by the Joseph Robert Foundation are named for founding member, Severo Antonelli, and local arts leader, Kathryn Pannepacker. The Da Vinci Fellowship program builds off of our founding mission by annually supporting Philadelphia-based artists, curators and DVAA members. This opportunity opens up our space to perspectives and artists who could not otherwise afford our rental fees. These fellowship tracks further open DVAA’s doors to under-represented voices, innovative ideas, and artistic exploration.

Wildacres Retreat
Sunday, December 1
Wildacres offers one week and two week residencies in three cabins located about 1/2 miles from the retreat. The setting, solitude, and relaxed atmosphere at Wildacres promotes peace and allows the resident total freedom to accomplish what they wish. Wildacres built two new cabins in 2013 to expand our program to about 70 residents per season. One cabin has a loft to accommodate two people collaborating on a project and the other new cabin is fully ADA compliant.

Holden Village Artist Residency
Sunday, December 1
The Holden Village Artist Residency in Ecology, Spirituality, and Social Justice awards professional artists the opportunity to work and live for six weeks in the remote mountain community of Holden Village. Holden provides living space, studio space, and all meals. As an artist-in-residence, you will become part of Holden’s dynamic winter community: participating in the common work of the Village; sharing your vision and creativity; and interacting with staff and guests.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center MLK Days Residency
Sunday, December 1
Artists are invited to submit a community arts project proposal inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, his vision, his work. The project coincides with our annual MLK Days program, January 18-20, 2020, and may remain on display through February. The project may result in a short or long term installation to be exhibited in the sculpture garden or one of the galleries. Artist must be willing to engage with visitors during the three days of the program, January 18-20, 2020. Residency length: minimum 3 days, up to 1 week.

Fine Arts Work Center 7-Month Fellowship
Monday, December 2
Fine Arts Work Center provides seven-month fellowships to 20 fellows each year, with live/work space in Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod, along with a small monthly stipend.

Earth Day 50th anniversary
Sunday, December 8
Do we still need Earth Day as it was conceived in 1970? What do we need from it now? Recognizing the rich legacy of artists and visual iconography in Earth Day and environmental activism, the Schuylkill Center’s environmental art program will host a gallery exhibition of works that respond to the question of what Earth Day means (or should mean) fifty years after it was first celebrated. Site-specific opportunities along with programming and events are also available.

Marble House Project
Monday, December 9
Marble House Project is located in Dorset, Vermont on over 38 acres of land. The Manley-Lefevre House, on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the Federal style in approximately 1815. Its formal gardens were designed in the Italianate style by Charles Downing Lay. Individual studio spaces are designated for each artist. Dorset, Vermont is located in Southern Vermont about 4 hours from New York City and 4 hours from Boston.

Guild Hall Artist Residency
Thursday, December 12
This residency is designed for early or mid-career artists to focus on their practice. The program supports artists with free living space in the 19th century Guild House, and a paid stipend.

Elsewhere Studios Funded Parent Residency
Monday, December 16
At Elsewhere Studios, we recognize the limited accessibility to residencies as a parent. The length of time, cost of travel, and leaving behind your family can make attending very, very difficult. Thanks to the generous support of Sustainable Arts Foundation, Elsewhere Studios is happy to host 4 parent creatives for the second year in a row during July 2020.

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts
Monday, December 16
Every year KIRA awards eighteen artists with a one month residency. Artists are provided with individual studio space, comfortable housing, two prepared meals each day, a stipend and live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town.

Bethel Burying Ground Sacred Spaces
Friday, December 20
Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is organizing an exhibition paying tribute to the Bethel Burying Ground (BBG), which was a burial site once owned by Mother Bethell AME for Black Philadelphians from 1810-1861. BBG was rediscovered during the renovation of Weccacoe Playground in the Queen Village neighborhood in 2010. There are approximately 5,000 people buried there.

2020 North Louisiana Artist-In-Residence: Sustaining Local Food Systems
Monday, December 30

The goal of the 2020 North Louisiana AiR is to provide two artists the opportunity to focus on a body of work relating to the theme while engaging with communities in North Louisiana. This affords the chance for both the enrichment of the artist’s craft and understanding of the local culture while also enhancing the local arts communities through the interactions.

David Barr Legacy Artist Residency
Wednesday, January 1
Inspired by the work of David Barr, Michigan Legacy Art Park and Villa Barr have collaborated to provide artists with the time, space, support, and inspiration they need to further their creative work.

Pilchuck Emerging Artist Residency
Wednesday, January 8
This residency supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.

GoodHartArtist Residency
Wednesday, January 15
The Good Hart Artists Residency is motivated by the three concepts of Art, Place, and Community. The residency welcomes writers and artists working in all visual mediums. The residency provides time and space for writers and artists to create, as well as full room and board to allow residents time to focus on work.

Institute for Electronic Arts Experimental Projects Residency
Wednesday, January 15
Two residencies are designated for New York state artist working in electronic media and Film, and another visual artist. The programs support artists with a one or two-week residency, an artist stipend, travel-support, lodging, technology access, materials and technical assistance.

Franconia Sculpture Park 2020 Fellowship
Wednesday, January 15
Franconia Sculpture Park’s Fellowship Artist Residency Program provides the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects, interact and collaborate with a community of makers, and impact the public. Artists at any stage in their career, working in sculpture, installation, land art, social practice and performance are welcome to apply for residencies for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of three months between April 5 and September 15, 2020. Selected artists will each receive a private bedroom and shared workspace to create new work at Franconia, along with a $5,000 award to fund their project.

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Wednesday, January 22
We’re now accepting applications for 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships in Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. These $7,000 unrestricted cash awards are made to artists who are living and working in New York State, and are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice regardless of their level of artistic development.

Fine Arts Work Center 7-Month Fellowship
Saturday, February 1
The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers.

Gilbertsville Expressive Movement Residencies
Thursday, February 13
Residencies for visual artists and for sculptors are available for the 2020 season. Both visual artists and sculptors receive 24/7 access to studios; all materials and supplies are paid for; co-ed housing with private bedroom and shared bath and living space; and a $1500 monthly living allowance. The visual artist residency is for 1 month. The sculptor residency is for 3 months – June – September. G.E.M. Gallery & Sculpture Park is located in the bucolic Butternut Valley of upstate New York and in the historic village of Gilbertsville – close to Cooperstown and Oneonta.

COMPETITIONS & CALLS

Consider reading this series of articles from NYFA Current before you apply to a call.  Helpful information about presenting yourself professionally!
Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4.

Looking for a place to display work?
Want other people to see your work?  There are several places on campus looking for student work for medium to long term display. This is a great opportunity to show your work around, and maybe even sell it without having to pay a commission!

Ongoing: The University City Arts League Gallery (UCAL)
exhibits emerging and established artists to inspire, educate and engage the West Philadelphia community in the visual arts. The UCAL Gallery provides a contemporary exhibition space for regional artists, striving to be a cultural gathering place and active participant in the Philadelphia arts network. The UCAL Gallery Committee accepts artist submissions year-round. The selection committee meets twice a year to select artists for exhibition (April and October). Submissions are due for the April meeting March 15th and for the October meeting September 30. Artists who are offered a show will be asked to sign an exhibition contract. You can view/download the exhibition contract on the University City Arts League Gallery website. Click here for more information.

Ongoing: United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier
Looking for artists to show their work at United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier in Old City for First Fridays. We are seeking artwork that uses natural colors or grayscale and has an outdoorsy feel. We hang new artwork each month for First Friday and leave it up for the entirety of the month, allowing the artists to put it up for sale or simply for show. Contact Jennifer Singley at jen@unitedbyblue.com.

Ongoing: White Space
a fine art gallery in downtown New Haven, CT, is looking for artists/sculptors working in a surreal edge. No photography. Interested artists may send jpegs of their work including title, dimensions, medium, with a resume and artist statement to jill@dalilithographs.com. Please allow two weeks for review; gallery will contact you for an interview if interested. For more information, visit the web site, www.whitespacegallery.com.

Ongoing: The Mikhail Zakin Gallery
The Mikhail Zakin Gallery in Demarest, New Jersey, invites regional (NJ, NY, PA & CT)  artists to submit their work for consideration. The gallery accepts artist submissions throughout the year. Submissions are reviewed periodically and exhibitions are not guaranteed. Original art and email attachments will not be accepted for review. Submissions will not be reviewed in the presence of the artist. Details here.

Ongoing: The Oakland Arts Review
We are launching an international undergraduate magazine, The Oakland Arts Review, in Winter 2016. Our intent is for this to be a long term print magazine of excellent quality. The Oakland Arts Review is actively looking for exceptional artwork, graphic narratives, and screenplays to publish alongside a variety of other literary genres. Students interested in this opportunity may submit work to: www.oar.submittable.com.

ArtLink
ArtLink wants to take your art around the world. With over 20 years of artistic entrepreneurship and innovation experience, ArtLink is taking the next step and launching the world’s largest art gallery for young and emerging artists – at sea. This new initiative will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work to over one million potential buyers every year. We invite you to submit your works for consideration. Please note that our curators make admission decisions on a rolling basis with weekly meetings to discuss and select artists. The sooner you apply, the better your chances are for immediate consideration. See you on board!

NYC MTA RFQs
MTA Arts & Design (A&D) encourages the use of mass transit in the metropolitan New York area by providing quality visual and performing arts and design in the transit environment. The percent-for-art program is one of the largest and most diverse collections of site-specific public art in the world, with nearly 300 permanent works by world-famous, mid-career, and emerging artists. A&D also produces graphic art, photography, digital art, live musical performances and Poetry in Motion. A&D serves the 8.5 million people who ride MTA subways and commuter trains daily and strives to create meaningful connections among sites, neighborhoods, and people. For more information, visit MTA Arts & Design, find us on FacebookInstagramTumblr, and Twitter or search #mtaarts.

Calls with deadlines

Fairy Tales 2020
Registration: Thursday, November 21; Submission Thursday, December 19
Create a unique architectural fairy tale, combining a text narrative with 5 images in the most spectacular way possible. Leverage architecture and design to create new possibilities for the fiction of the future. Prizes up to $2,500.

Open Lens VI
Thursday, November 21
Open Lens VI is the sixth installment of Da Vinci Art Alliance’s annual photo arts juried competition. The resulting exhibition will be a survey of the current state of contemporary photography and photo arts. As such, this competition is open to all photographic mediums, exploring any subject matter. Open Lens V is open to both DVAA members and non-members.

19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition
Friday, November 22
The Durbin Gallery, located in the Kennedy Art Center at Birmingham-Southern College, announces an open call for a spring 2020 exhibition considering the centennial ratification of the 19th amendment, which barred states from denying voting rights based on gender.

With Bated Breath
Friday, November 22
For January 2020, Gallery 114 offers “With Bated Breath,” a juried invitational for work that captures the sensation of breathing shallowly in response to heightened anticipation. We are looking for art stimulated by whatever it is that might be around the corner and that speaks to our hopes and our anxieties—whether personal, political, cultural or global.

2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Competition
Friday, November 22
The most economically diverse neighborhood in the city, Germantown is an African American community which bridges the economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of North Philadelphia to the east with the wealthier Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods to the west. How might this shopping district be designed to better support the local community?

Eros and Thanatos
Saturday, November 23
Buckham Gallery invites you to enter Eros & Thanatos, a national competition established to explore the Greek words for Love and Death. Eros, Greek god of love and sex, and Thanatos, the personification of death, have been used throughout western culture to symbolize the driving forces of life, love, sexuality and creativity as well as acknowledging our own mortality.

The Gold Standard of Fiber and Textile Art at the Westbeth Art Gallery
Sunday, November 24
The Gold Standard of Fiber and Textile Artwill be a juried exhibition of works created by members of the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY). This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Westbeth Artists Community.

2020 Juried Exhibition
Monday, November 25
As we stand on the threshold of the present we ask  “How did we get here, and what is the future going to look like with the foundation we’ve laid?”  Climate change, political unrest, scientific and technological progress, gender and racial equity,  artificial intelligence and connectivity. What lead us to this moment in time and how will it continue to lead us? Where are we taking it?  Two exhibiting artists will be chosen for $150 Juror’s Choice Awards and one artist will also receive a People’s choice award of a small solo exhibition in 2021.

Summit Public Art Call for Artists
Monday, November 25
Summit Public Art is a volunteer-based, city organization whose mission is to bring public art to public spaces in Summit. Since its inception in 2002, Summit Public Art has installed over 100 diverse temporary works of art from artists of national and international renown, as well as emerging artists. The artists’ works span across a broad range of media from metal to glass, from stone to wood to fiber.

54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show
Friday, November 29
The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature. Resulting Purchase Awards have built an impressive Permanent Collection at Del Mar College.

Metal Complexions
Saturday, November 30
This exhibition celebrates the diverse field of metalworking through jewelry and objects. “Complexion” is defined as an outlook, attitude, point of view or the outward appearance of something or someone.

The Artist as Quiltmaker XIX
Sunday, December 1
The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition in the world.  FAVA deliberately chooses not to define ‘quilt,’ thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.

We Can Be Heroes (free)
Sunday, December 1
The National Liberty Museum, in partnership with PLBW, invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in this upcoming group exhibition. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork with a focus on both 2-D and 3-D artworks. The GlassAccess Gallery at the National Liberty Museum will advertise and promote the artists selected for the exhibition and host a formal opening reception on January 3, 2020.

57th Annual Juried Competition
Thursday, December 5
The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana invites contemporary artists working in any medium to enter the 57th Annual Juried Competition. Best in Show receives $1,000, and total awards are $3,200. The exhibition will be on view in our historic building from February 27 – May 9, 2020 with an opening reception on February 28. This year, work will be judged by Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Create! Magazine National Call for Art
Friday, December 13
The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, in collaboration with Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig of Create! Magazine, welcomes submissions for a national, group exhibition. Artists of every career stage and every medium are encouraged to apply. Artists must live and work in the US. This exhibition will be covered in a forthcoming print edition of Create! Magazine and on the Create! website, yielding increased visibility of exhibiting artists and their work.

Design “Industrial Steam-Punk” Penthouse Pad (free)
Friday, December 13
Student entrants can let their imaginations run wild, the more outrageous the more exceptional. Fuse a blast from the past with a science fiction future. An eclectic style that injects futuristic, steam-powered technology into the Victorian era. Take inspiration from restoring old timber, upcycling and repurposing scrap metal into ingenious unique items. You will be given a “white box”.

2020 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium Open Call for Papers
Sunday, December 15
Nasher Sculpture Center announces an open call for participation in the 2020 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium, which aims to expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture in its many forms. Submissions should address themes related to the work of the 2020 Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz. This year’s symposium will be moderated by Dr. Nada Shabout of University of North Texas, founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.

Joan B. Calambokidis Masonry Innovation Design Competition
Sunday, December 15
The JBC Masonry Innovation Competition challenges designers to put their creativity to work: we want to see your new ideas and groundbreaking proposals for masonry design and construction. IMI is giving away a total of $30,000 in prizes across 3 entry categories!

Comics and HIV/AIDS (free)
Friday, December 20
We are looking to commission 2-3 new narrative comic works that explore contemporary issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. Commissioned comics will be included in the exhibition and catalog.Artists need not have worked in comics before.We are not looking for works that already exist, or are already in progress, but proposals may include, sketches, plots and diagrams alongside examples of existing work. All commissioned artists will receive a commissioning fee of $500

Art Writing Challenge (free)
deadline extended to Tuesday, December 31
Artblog is thrilled to announce the 2019 Art Writing Challenge, a FREE contest with cash prizes, to support emerging writers who are passionate about the arts in Philadelphia. Our motivation? To get more people talking, writing, and thinking about art in our wonderful city.

Bloomsburg University Call for Art
Tuesday, December 31
Bloomsburg University’s Dept. of Art is accepting exhibition proposals for the Haas Gallery of Art, and The Gallery at Greenly Center for the upcoming exhibition schedule, Fall 2020 through Fall 2022. All media are accepted; work will be considered for solo and small group shows. Both Galleries are secure facilities. Some funding is available to assist artists with exhibition costs. Artists selected for solo shows at either gallery must be able to attend a reception, and give a lecture about their work.

Earth Works: Art in Ecological Context National Juried Exhibition
Monday, January 13
Barrett Art Center invites artists to submit work that explores mankind’s impact on the environment and our relationship with the earth. Artists are likewise invited to submit works that stimulate conversation about our evolving ideas about the landscape, the landscape tradition, and climate change in contemporary culture.

Kunstraum LLC Call for Proposals
Thursday, January 30
Kunstraum is a community for artists by artists, aiming to redefine the way artists and curators collaborate. Our program seeks to explore the relationships between artists and curators by opening up our gallery space to those interested in exploring unconventional and engaging ideas and taking risks. We look for relevant projects and will assist in their realization.

2021 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Wednesday, June 17
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.