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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.


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 basis: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Gr‌‌ants for Visual ArtistsThe 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. Gr‌‌ants 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.

Rolling basis: 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.

Rolling basis: 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.

Rolling basis:  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.

Ongoing: 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.

Ongoing: Craft Artist Get Ready GrantsCERF+’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.

Wednesday, August 21: The CrossCurrents Fund. The CrossCurrents Fund supports interactive, short, or feature-length documentary projects made by filmmakers from, and telling the stories of, underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world. Project funding support will include $10,000 CAD for one short or interactive film and up to $30,000 CAD for up to three feature films.

Sunday, September 1: Foundwork Prize. The Foundwork Artist Prize is an unrestricted $10,000 juried grant to be awarded in October 2019 to an outstanding US-based artist chosen on Foundwork, a new platform connecting artists and collaborators across the global contemporary art community. The winner will also receive a studio visit with each of the five jurors to cultivate a dialogue around the winner’s practice. In addition, two runners up will each receive free lifetime accounts on Foundwork.

Tuesday, October 15: Artist GrantFounded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.


Rolling: 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.

Rolling: 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.

Rolling: Access Arts/School of Service ResidencyArtists 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.

Rolling: 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.

Ongoing: 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.

Thursday, August 15: Hypatia & Holly House Residency. Hypatia-in-the-Woods provides and maintains Holly House, a residential retreat center for women of all creative talents, in a serene environment free of the distractions of everyday life. We welcome applications for residencies from women in the arts – broadly defined to include visual, written, and performing arts, as well as other similar forms of creative expression – in entrepreneurship and in academic professions.

Thursday, August 15: 2020 Residencies at Gettysburg National Park. FIVE All Media Residencies at the Historic Battlefield Park. For the months of February, March, May, June, and July of 2020. Deadline August 15th, 2019. One month at Historic Klingel House inside the Park. Includes $1000 stipend. NO FEE TO APPLY, due to sponsorship. Open to all artists at any phase of career, and any discipline. All conveniences at residency — in house studio space, wi-fi, cable TV. Vehicle is required.

Thursday, August 15: Schloss Bröllin Residence Program. International artist groups are welcome to apply for the residency for the production of dance, theater, circus, and performance projects up to a maximum of three weeks. The program offers full board for the group of artists, travel expenses subsidy, and a public presentation of the project at the end of the production period.

Saturday, August 17: The BigCi 10th Anniversary Awards 2019. BigCi10 New Residents Award (4 weeks of BigCi residency) is open to any artist who has not done a BigCi residency before. This is a competitive entry based on criteria outlined in this Submission Form. There is no entry fee for these Awards. This Award is open to Australian and International Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating.

Monday, August 19: Appalachian Forest Stewardship Residency. Individuals or groups of two to three working in all media are encouraged to apply with projects that address issues around the relationship between humans and nature.

Monday, August 19: Landskrona Foto Photography Residency. As one of the Nordic regions’ eminent photography initiatives, Landskrona Foto is offering a photographer or artist working with lens-based media the opportunity to engage in a project related to the city, with a grant of $1,500, travel budget, and an apartment in Landskrona.

Tuesday, August 20: FLAD / AiR 351 Grant Open Call. United States-based artists at any stage of practice are invited to apply to the Luso-American Development Foundation grants for residencies at AiR 351, an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region. Each grant offers a monthly allowance of €1,150 for a total period of four months plus residency fees.

Friday, August 30: Artist-in-Residence Opportunity with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney. Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP), a public art program committed to generating public impact through artistic processes, is collaborating with Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP) — which brings together newly elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility — to create a new artist-in-residence program at the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney. As Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney, Larry Krasner has garnered national acclaim for his ambitious and progressive efforts to reform Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, working fearlessly to shift the goals and dialogue around criminal justice towards a system that seeks to do justice, enhance accountability and promote alternatives to incarceration and punitive responses. This collaborative team is seeking an artist to participate in a 6 to 9-month residency that will culminate with work(s) of art that explore the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system. The created work(s) and programming would exist in the public sphere and/or in the DA’s office, offering the public and the members of the DA’s office the opportunity to gather and engage in direct dialogue with the art and issues in both informal and organized forums.

Saturday, August 31: MOCA Tucson AIR Program. MOCA Tucson is the pre-eminent, artist-centered contemporary art institution in the Southwest. We believe that art has the power to change the world. We cultivate critical dialogue between artists and audiences about today’s world; support artists through the production and presentation of new, experimental work; and educate artists and audiences of tomorrow. Through varied programs, MOCA is Tucson’s primary resource for contemporary art and maintains a full exhibition, education, and artist-in-residence program. MOCA offers live/work studio space, exhibition opportunity, marketing support, and a nominal $1,000 production stipend only. Travel to/from the residency is the responsibility of the artist. MOCA will also produce a short video documenting artists’ experiences/process during the residency that can be used on the artists’ websites.

Saturday, August 31: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residence Program. For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourages creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas. Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. Bemis Center is also currently building an alumni program that will further extend ongoing artist support.

Saturday, August 31: Residencies at The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass. The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning, N.Y. Artists spend a month at The Studio exploring new directions in glass art or expanding on their current bodies of work while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. At the end of the residency, each artist gives a presentation about their work during a free public event in The Studio Lecture Room. Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in the month-long Artist-in-Residence program. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library and the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Residents are expected to make their own work during a residency.

Sunday, September 1: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residencies. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts serves visual artists, writers, interdisciplinary artists, and composers by providing them working and living environments for work, reflection and creative growth. Each resident receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio for two to eight week stays.

Sunday, September 1: Keyholder Residency. The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; print-making skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Participation is competitive. Applications are evaluated by a rotating committee of artists, critics, curators, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. A total of 8 artists are awarded the residency annually. Artists based in the New York City area and without access to a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Friday, September 6: Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Each cycle, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports artists and art workers, allowing them the financial stability and resources they need to wholeheartedly pursue their contemporary arts practices. These fellowships are merit-based, not project grants, and last for one year. Fellow are provided a one-year, unrestricted $20,000 award; free housing for one year in Downtown Tulsa’s Arts District and free studio space. Each Tulsa Artist Fellowship fellow can apply for a second fellowship year.

Saturday, September 7: NPAF Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Residency. The National Parks Arts Foundation invites artists of all artistic media to join their artist-in-residency program at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which offers a $2,000 stipend, a studio, housing, events, and workshops.

Sunday, September 8: Purchase College Windgate Artist in Residence. Each semester, the School of Art+Design at Purchase College invites one artist who exhibits strong communication skills and proven dedication to working in an academic studio environment to its Windgate Artist Residency in applied design. Benefits include a $19,000 stipend, 24/7 studio access, on-campus housing, and exhibition at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery.

Monday, September 9: The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency. Open to local, national and international professional artists of all disciplines, the Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is an opportunity to be embedded in Calgary Chinatown, exploring its rich history and culture while engaging with the community. Each artist will be offered a one-time CA$15,000 stipend, a CA$5,000 material budget, and a CA$2,000 travel budget.

Thursday, September 12: Harvard University Radcliffe Fellowship. This fellowship program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of Harvard University is designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.

Sunday, September 15: The Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY, United States). With spectacular views over scoria-topped hills to the majestic Big Horn Mountains, Jentel is located on a working cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley twenty miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. Denver is a six hour drive south and Billings is two hours to the north. To this low-tech residency, Jentel welcomes visual artists working in all media and writers working in all genres.

Sunday, September 15: The MacDowell Colony. The MacDowell Colony facilitates a balance between focused work and interdisciplinary interaction, among composers, writers, architects, film and video artists, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and visual artists. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

Monday, September 23: The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts. In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

Monday, September 30: 2020 AIM Fellowship | The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is accepting applications for its celebrated AIM Fellowship program (formerly Artist In the Marketplace). Entering its 40th year, the AIM Fellowship provides career boosting resources to New York City’s most promising emerging artists. The Fellowship’s weekly no-cost workshops and seminars offer intimate access to leading experts and cultural producers that guide artists on the practicalities of developing a sustainable studio practice in today’s competitive art market. Two cohorts of artists (Spring and Fall) will be selected on the basis of need and merit by a jury of arts professionals to take part in a four-month course of professional development workshops, seminars, and community-building activities. AIM Fellows walk away empowered with key resources to improve artist statements, project financing, communication, marketing, and other areas of career management. As New York’s creative communities remain vulnerable to market forces, AIM offers artists an opportunity to engage in strategic career development while building close-knit relationships with peers and industry insiders through on-going engagement and off-site activities.

Monday, September 30: The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. The Beauchamp Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged. There will be one first place prize of $3,000 dollars and two runners up awarded $1,000 each.

Thursday, October 31: Recycled Artist in Residency. RAIR has 2 residency programs:  THE STANDARD RESIDENCY, a longer, more traditional studio based program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio and project space; and THE BIGGIE SHORTIE, a shorter, more project based residency. Big project in a short amount of time. The flexible nature of Biggie Shorties allow for projects to be customized to fit each residency.  Both are given access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream as well as access to RAIR’s staff- who work closely with all residents.


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.

Local Contest: Feed the Need. In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) and to raise awareness of the importance of a great education and nutrition, PMCS will partner with My Daughter’s Kitchen) to create a unique fundraising and awareness opportunity combining the talents of Philadelphia artists, distinguished culinary leaders and educators during the 2019-2020 academic year. Artists will design a one of a kind lunch box and submit work* to PMCS by February 29, 2020. All lunch boxes will be put on display for the public to vote on their favorite design. The winning lunch box will be announced at PMCS’s 15th Anniversary dinner. Lunch boxes will then be filled with culinary and cultural gift certificates and auctioned off at the PMCS anniversary celebration in April. Reserve a lunch box starting August 5, then finish and submit by February 29. Prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250.

Ongoing: 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: 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!

Various Deadlines: 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.

Thursday, August 15: Cast A Shadow (free). Darkness of a shadow is cast when rays of light become blocked by an object. The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow. Shadows are visually diverse and may be seen as long or short, soft or hard edged, black, multicolored or 3D, dramatic or serene. Artists understand the importance of shadows. With skillful hands and expertise, the detailed outline of a black silhouette will capture subtle characteristics. In portraiture, exquisite facial features emerge through sensuous chiaroscuro, and blankets of shadow unveil a landscape’s luminous magic at dusk. Other connotations regarding shadows might include an indication or trace as in the phrase “A shadow of a doubt”, or the practice of detection such as in a Noir film or FBI investigation, or the need to follow, as in Peter Pan’s shadowy companion. And, a shadow can be defined as a specter, ghost, or dark influence that has the power to cast gloom upon the innocent, or over an entire nation. For this exhibit we are asking artists to submit work pertaining to the subject of shadows. Adventurous interpretations of the theme are encouraged and all media is accepted.

Thursday, August 15: Hunter East Harlem Gallery. Hunter East Harlem Gallery has an open call for a group exhibition for artists in possession of or in the process of obtaining O-1 visas. As a part of the show, artists will receive a $450 honorarium, and they can list the exhibition on their CVs to qualify for the Visa through the US Government.

Thursday, August 15: Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices. Cosmic to Corporeal is a juried exhibition which will explore performance practices specifically in relation to the queer body. We are particularly interested in the relationship of the body to technology, and invite submissions of all media with an emphasis on performance, performance documentation, performance texts, video, and time-based works. This exhibition seeks to provide an international, intergenerational, and intersectional exchange of artists who are working to redefine the constructs of performance art and identity.

Sunday, August 18: 2020 Women & the VOTE seeks artists submissions relating to the 100th Anniversary of Amendment 19, which granted women the right to vote. This amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920 and will be celebrated in this exhibition at the nationally accredited Loveland Museum from February 8 through April 5, 2020. Artists of all 2D and 3D media are encouraged to submit work related to the Suffrage Movement, its history and visionary leaders, and/or a personal reflection upon women’s continued quest for equanimity. The exhibition, titled, VOTE, is part of a larger community project that will host several events within Northern Colorado and beyond during the 2020 calendar year.

Sunday, August 18: Remnants: What’s Left Behind. Get your art over here to be included in our next international juried exhibition, REMNANTS: What’s Left Behind. Art is a consistent process of editing, deciding what to keep and what to leave behind. We want to see your creations exploring what gets left behind, in your art creation, in your life, in our society, in anything. Apply now!

Sunday, August 18: The University of Southern Mississippi National Juried Painting Exhibition. The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 2019 National Juried Painting Exhibition, an exhibition of paintings by artists from across the country.  Artists are invited to submit entries of original works created withing the past 5 years.  Works in any painting medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc.), and all forms of representational and non-representational painting are eligible.

Monday, August 19: Call for Black Female Artists. Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, PA is seeking works created by Black female artists that explore ideas, experiences, triumphs and struggles specific to being a Black woman in America. LISTEN seeks to illuminate intersectionality, give voice to Black women, and encourage all to hear their realities.

Monday, August 19: Creepy (free!). an art opening, just an art opening… Halloween is right around the corner after all. First Friday, October 4th, 6pm-9pm. Does your art tend to make people uncomfortable?  Does it celebrate the terror of being a conscious being? Maybe you should submit your work. We’ll have space for 5 artists to table along with space on our gallery wall. Work chosen for the gallery wall will be printed by us for free. The evening’s theme is “Creepy”. Send submissions to Paul(at) Free Spaces/Free Admission.

Thursday, August 22: The Narberth Music and Arts Festival. Calling all artists! The Narberth Music and Arts Festival is one of the most popular of the area’s festivals showcasing the best of local talent. If you are interested in joining us on Artist’s Alley, please apply below. We are looking for local artists and makers of all mediums. $100 vendor fee, must be paid within one week of acceptance. No fee to apply.

Friday, August 23: RFQ: Waterfront Arts General Programming. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is seeking proposals from artists and arts organizations to bring new and exciting programming to the Waterfront through June 2020. DRWC defines the term “programming” as a piece, project, program, or performance from any artistic discipline (e.g. light installation, sculpture, festival, concert, multimedia presentation, and more). These programs can be located at one or more of the public spaces owned and operated by DRWC including, but not limited to, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest/Winterfest, Penn’s Landing, Cherry Street Pier, Race Street Pier, Washington Avenue Pier, Pier 68, and the Penn’s Landing Marina. The proposed program can be a site-specific piece or a repurposing or customized version of an already created piece. DRWC seeks to engage with 3-5 different artists or arts organizations on these programs. Selection will be made by a team consisting of independent arts professionals and DRWC staff.

Friday, August 23: enGENDERing Change. The Cloyde Snook Gallery at the Art and Theatre Department, Adams State University, seeks artwork in all media for a national juried exhibition titled “enGENDERing Change.”  This exhibit is in conjunction with “enGENDERing Change: The ASU Theatre Gender Project.” This exhibition seeks submissions that conceptually or literally explore topics related to the scope of our project such as gender equity, gender identity and expression, sexism and stereotypes, feminism, choice, and other issues related to empowering each person to live fully as an autonomous and authentic individual.

Saturday, August 24: 13th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit 2019. All photographers are invited to enter Media Arts Council’s 13th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, PhotoEx. The theme for 2019 is: “Change/Transformation.” Photos may depict any subject matter in any location, provided they reflect the theme. Deadline for entries is 7:00 PM, Saturday August 24, 2019, regardless of postmark. Change/Transformation: What does it mean to you? Something altered or modified. A metamorphosis, transfiguration, evolution, or reshaping. This theme invites you to use the concept of “Change/Transformation” in your photographic submissions, incorporating your unique creative interpretations for the PhotoEx 2019 Juried Exhibition.

Sunday, August 25: Pride Photo Award. Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual (LGBT) and gender diversity. We are looking for top quality photography on the following topics 1) non-stereotypical images of gender, masculinity and femininity and 2) the diversity of the LGBT community. Photos can be entered in four categories. New this year is that we ask photographers to add an artist statement, in addition to a description of the photo (series). In the artist statement we ask you to tell us how the idea for the photo (series) and the photo (series) itself have come to be. What did you envision, what do you want to achieve with the series?

Sunday, August 25: Secondary Colors. NYC4PA “Primary Colors” calls for entry have been some of our favorite contests. Though red, yellow and blue are, in fact, primary colors they not the not the only important hues out there for the color photographer. Orange, green, and purple are as impactful and can be the foundation for equally compelling imagery. Images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element are what we are looking for. It can be a black and white with a single point of color, a Green, Orange or Purple monochrome, or any image where a SECONDARY COLOR stands out as a focal point.

Tuesday, August 27: Richeson Figure/Portrait. It’s time to get your figure and portrait artwork seen! We strive to provide today’s professional artists with a platform to showcase their artwork. The Richeson75 International competitions encompass the finest artwork for around the globe and continue to support working artists with generous awards. Submit your artwork now for a chance at the $5,000 grand prize!

Friday, August 30: Crafting Narratives (free). Crafting Narratives seeks high quality two and three-dimensional handmade art that presents or encourages a narrative. Using materials traditionally associated with craft (wood, clay, fiber, glass, metal, etc.) or nontraditional materials (found and upcycled objects, plastics, etc.), artists are invited to submit works that ignite imagination and evoke storytelling. Artists can make their own determinations of what constitutes a narrative, including a moment or series of personal, mythical, or historical events. Works do not have to be utilitarian but must be handmade. Open to professional, self-taught, or graduate students from the five-county Philadelphia region and South Jersey.

Friday, August 30: RFQ: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Independence Division Station Public Art Opportunity. The Arts & Science Council is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the upcoming Independence Division Police Station, Charlotte, North Carolina. The selected artist will work with the ASC, staff from the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department, Moseley Architects, CMPD representatives, and local communities to create impactful artwork that responds to the parameters of the site, the aesthetics of the architecture, and the themes identified by the project team. The artwork should highlight the relationship between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the community they serve. The selected artist will be expected to engage with both police department staff and area residents to develop the concept for their work.

Saturday, August 31: A Show of Heads. SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 17 – November 9, 2019. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered.

Saturday, August 31: Pennridge Gallery of the Arts. Event date: September 15. Celebrating the talents of local artists and crafters of all ages and backgrounds, the annual Art Exhibition and Crafts Festival takes place in the heart of Sellersville, PA each September and strives to recognize the beauty and creativity of the arts in Bucks County and the surrounding areas. With booths lining the streets filled with art and crafts, the day also features live music throughout the festival, children’s entertainment and activities, Sellersville Restaurants open to the public, plus food trucks, as well as local breweries, wineries and more. We strive to recognize our local talents in all forms is an important part of Walter Baum’s legacy. Student Rate: $25.

Saturday, August 31: Foundwork Artist Prize. The Foundwork Artist Prize is a new juried grant that will be awarded this fall to an outstanding artist chosen on Foundwork. The winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 dollar grant to support their practice, as well as a studio visit with each of the jurors to encourage a dialogue around the winner’s work. Please note that in order to be eligible, you need to have your artist profile published on Foundwork, with at least five (5) published artworks, continuously from 5:00 PM ET, September 1, 2019 through 5:00 PM ET, September 30, 2019.

Saturday, August 31: Aesthetica Art Prize. Students can showcase their work to wider audiences by submitting to Emerging Prize Category. This category is open to current students and recent graduates, who are keen to further their involvement in the art world. Through the Prize, students can also reach collectors, galleries and established artists from the industry. Categories for submission include: Painting & Drawing; Photography & Digital; Sculpture, Design and 3D; Video, Installation and Performance. Awards include: £1,000 for the Emerging Prize winner, (apx $1,300 USD), as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthologyand a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition, which runs for 12 weeks at York Art Gallery, UK.

Sunday, September 1: Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream (free?). Creative Arts Workshop invites all artists, activists, thinkers and dreamers to explore the concept of sanctuary and its attendant concerns: issues of place, dislocation, migration, human rights and morality, cultural identity and belonging. While the exhibition will primarily focus on the display of visual and performing work, we are also collecting scholarship and writing by poets, academics, social workers, service workers, healthcare providers, and other individuals working in non-art sectors who are contemplating the challenges the immigrant community has been facing. The exhibit will be curated by Luciana McClure and on view from October 3 – November 9, 2019.

Sunday, September 1: Child’s Play. From board games to dolls, from hide-and-seek to the latest computer games – the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston, MA, is calling all artists, collectors, gaming fans, and the general public to submit their favorite toy, replica, automaton, collectible, or game for exhibition consideration in their upcoming show “Child’s Play”! Show the self-assembled and handcrafted toys; the rag dolls, hobby models, robots, and build-it-yourself doll houses. Show the toys of your grandparents’ generation, and let them know what the kids are up to today. And if it rattles, shakes, hums, or comes with a good story, they’d love to know more about it!

Monday, September 2: Fresh Blood. A Group Art Exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery, New York, NY highlighting exceptional and innovative contemporary art. FRESH BLOOD is an international open call exhibition opportunity hosted by PROTO GOMEZ, a storefront contemporary art gallery, located in the Two-Bridges neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. FRESH BLOOD as an art show, seeks to showcase exciting and innovative contemporary art, produced in a variety of media. While there are no restrictions and applications are open to all, selection preference will be given to artists who have not previously shown with PROTO GOMEZ, PROTO Gallery, The Dorado Project, and their affiliates. FRESH BLOOD 2019 will be curated by Nick De Pirro and Enrico Gomez, co-founders and owners of PROTO GOMEZ. On View December 4, 2019 through December 22, 2019.

Sunday, September 8: RFQ: She Built NYC. The City of New York seeks artists interested in creating public monuments that honors women’s history. If you are such an artist, please APPLY to this open call. This is Phase One in which artists or artist teams may respond with samples of past work and supplementary materials to be considered for the She Built NYC commission. The City, in partnership with an advisory committee of outside arts and design professionals (the “Committee”), will select artists to proceed to Phase Two of the open call (the “Finalists”).

Monday, September 9: RFQ: Golden Triangle BID & Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. Calling all emerging and mid-career artists. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative invite you to submit your qualifications to be considered for a public art project to be installed along Connecticut Avenue in 2020. We’re seeking one project that aims to pay tribute to women and their history in our shared public spaces. The artworks will be located in the heart of DC’s central business district on the Connecticut Avenue Median (at K Street NW). Both new and existing works are eligible. Budgets of up to $35,000 will be considered for the projects. Fees for artists/artist teams cannot exceed 20% of the total project budget. Up to five semi-finalists may be selected to create concept proposals. Finalists will receive a design proposal stipend.

Tuesday, September 10: Excellence in Fibers V. Selected work will appear at the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, December 12, 2019-March 15, 2020. Note that work does NOT have to be available for the Muskegon Art Museum exhibition to be juried into Excellence in Fibers V. It still can be selected by the jurors, shown in the magazine, and receive publicity and prizes.

Friday, September 13: Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge. Fleisher Art Memorial is excited to announce the call for entries to the 43rd season of the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series. Established in 1978, the series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people’s lives through art. Three Wind Challenge Exhibitions will be held September 2020 through May 2021.

Friday, September 13: RFP: City Square Public Sculpture Commission Opportunity. ArtsWestchester, in partnership with Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and the City of White Plains seeks proposals for a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for the City Square Development and the City of White Plains. It is located at 50 Main Street at the corner of Main and Bank Street and is the Gateway to Downtown White Plains. City Square is a luxury mixed-used complex centrally located at the business and transportation heart of White Plains, NY. The free-standing, site specific exterior sculpture will enhance and enliven the streetscape. It will adjoin the entrance to 50 Main Street, the city’s premier Office Building and adjoining an outdoor dining plaza.

Sunday, September 15: Little Berlin Open Call. Little berlin is holding an open call for a curated exhibition! Send in images of your work and artist statements to $20 app fee can be sent to Venmo @ LittleBerlin

Sunday, September 15: Wayne Art Center Craft Forms 2019. For the 25th year, Wayne Art Center invites artists to submit original works to Craft Forms, one of the premier contemporary fine craft exhibits in the United States. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Works will be accepted in the following media: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood, as well as submissions created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools.

Sunday, September 15: First St Gallery 9 for 19. First Street Gallery announces a unique exhibition opportunity, “9 for 19,” opening January 9th, 2020 held in our Chelsea gallery. The show will highlight a select group of nine artists, who will have an exhibition area of approximately 12′ x 12′ of wall space (not necessarily contiguous). Artists with 3D work will be given the equivalent amount of floor space. Selected artists may, within reason, use their space in whatever manner they feel shows their work to its best advantage.

Monday, September 16: Workhouse Glass National 2019. The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 5th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2019. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada.

Friday, September 20: I Like Your Work Juried Exhibition. Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration for our November 2019 exhibition juried by Erika b Hess, host of I Like Your Work Podcast, David Linneweh, host of Studio Break Podcast and artist Mychaelyn Michalec at Dutoit Gallery. All submissions will be considered for the accompanying Online Exhibition that will be permanently on the ILYW site. Simultaneously the ILYW panel will be considering all submissions for future group shows, to be featured on social media and podcast interviews. Two artists will be selected to be interviewed.

Friday, September 27: Architecture Drawing Prize. The Architecture Drawing Prize is an international competition that celebrates the art and skill of architectural drawing. Now in its third year, the prize is curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival. Entries are welcomed from architects, designers and students from around the world, in the following categories: hand-drawing, digital and hybrid. This year sees the introduction of a new category: the working detail drawing. This category supports entries by architects with a passion for working details. The winners and shortlist will be on display at a dedicated exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.

Tuesday, October 1: KICKS. Clogs, mules, slippers, heels – the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston, MA, is calling all shoemakers, shoe collectors, and shoe aficionados to submit a pair of their favorite handcrafted heels for exhibition consideration in their upcoming show KICKS! If your shoes come with a personal story or interesting background, tell them! They would love to know more. The Society is looking for footwear ranging from the historical to the avantgarde, from the sporty to the elegant, and from the humble to the outrageous. Made from leather or plastic – it’s all good. Feel free to show them what you got in advertising materials, posters, shoe boxes, or fancy packaging. Snakeskin heels from the 70s? Wooden clogs from Holland? How about snow shoes from Alaska? If it can be worn on your feet – and even if not – they want to know more about it!

Friday, October 4: The Rembrandt Experience. 2019 is the year of Rembrandt! As part of recognizing the spirit of Rembrandt in all of us, we are excited to announce that Royal Talens, manufacturer of Rembrandt oil, acrylic, water colour and pastels, presents a competition for artists around the world! Create an artwork made with Rembrandt artist materials; take a photo and post your artwork on Facebook or Instagram and use the#RembrandtArtExperience. You can win a trip to Holland.

Monday, October 7: Ceramic & Wood. This juried exhibit is open to all works which uses clay or wood as the primary medium, both functional and non-functional. Open to work that explores innovative approaches that result in creative new art works.

Monday, October 7: 53rd Founders Juried Art Award. The Naples Art Association is now accepting entries for the 53rd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, a national exhibition open to artists residing in the United States. The brick-and-mortar exhibition will be on view in Naples, Florida from Dec. 6, 2019 – Jan. 9, 2020 and is open to all media, subject matter and genres of artwork created after Jan. 1, 2015. The jurors are: John Loscuito, Art Gallery Director, Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers; Robert Lovejoy, Art Professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and Erin Palmer Szavuly, Associate Professor and Art Dept. Chairperson at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Located in the heart of the 5th Avenue South dining and entertainment district, the non-profit Naples Art Association is celebrating its 65th year as the premier visual arts organization in the City of Naples. Enter one or two artworks in either the 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional artwork category.

Tuesday, October 8: 2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique.

Sunday, October 13: Art Quilt Elements. Wayne Art Center is now accepting artist applications for Art Quilt Elements 2020. The 14th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed juried show seeks to attract a unique collection of contemporary fine art quilts from around the world. Widely praised by reviewers and artists for the presentation of the work as well as the commitment to promoting the quilt as a fine art form, Art Quilt Elements offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for quilt artists looking to share their work with the general public. Selected quilts will be placed on display at Wayne Art Center March 29–May 2, 2020.

Thursday, October 31: Open Call: Women Contemporary Artists (free). Long-established non-profit contemporary art gallery, Pen + Brush, seeks women artists for various exhibition opportunities. These opportunities include, but are in no way limited to: solo exhibition at ground floor space on 22nd street, group exhibition in our ground floor gallery as well as off-site, inclusion in exhibition catalogues written by art historians and curators, and exposure to curators, museums, as well as our network of art professionals and collectors. This opportunity is *OPEN TO EMERGING, MID-CAREER, AND ESTABLISHED WOMEN ARTISTS* who feel their voices should be represented in the contemporary canon of art.

Friday, November 1: “What is the place of design in American art history?” American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press, seeks papers that answer the question, “What is the place of design in American art history?” In an effort to explore this topic, the journal plans to publish several short, scholarly essays that demonstrate how the history of design can contribute to art history. Our conception of design encompasses objects, places, environments, experiences, systems, and sites shaped by culture. While we are open to a range of historic periods, there is a particular editorial interest in material from the nineteenth century and earlier. Articles should be argument-driven case studies and/or position papers that incorporate design into the history of art, thus pushing the boundaries of the latter beyond painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, and photography. It is our hope that this intervention will enable future explorations of design in American Art and possibly answer some of the following questions: In the past, how have institutions (schools, museums, publishers, fairs) conceptualized the permeable boundaries between design and art history? When objects traverse these constructed categories, how are those objects and the production and/or consumption of them transformed? When design elements are depicted in art, what does design history reveal about those works? In what ways does including design in art history foster new questions about materials and technology? And how can a focus on design lead to novel ideas about methodology, theory, and historical context? For consideration, submit an essay of 2,000–2,500 words (including endnotes) by November 1, 2019, to The organizers, David Brody, Professor of Design Studies at Parsons School of Design, and Robin Veder, executive editor of American Art, will work with outside reviewers to facilitate double-blind reviews and to select essays for publication in 2021. Accepted manuscripts will be further workshopped with authors. Send pre-submission inquiries on “Design Intervention” to

Friday, November 22: 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Competition. 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?

Sunday, December 15: Joan B. Calambokidis Masonry Innovation Design Competition. 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!

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
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 Please allow two weeks for review; gallery will contact you for an interview if interested. For more information, visit the web site,
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: