External Opportunities

South Arkansas Art Center Juried Art Competition

Deadline: May 26

South Arkansas Art Center (SAAC) is a complete visual and performing arts center that includes three gallery spaces, a ballet studio, a 207 seat theatre, a scene and costume shop, classrooms, a photography studio, and offices all of which provide AIE residencies, monthly gallery exhibits, community theatre productions, classes in visual arts, ballet, photography, drama, and music for people of all ages and people with special needs. The exhibition is competitive and open to artists 18 years of age or older living in the United States, no international addresses accepted. All 2-D and 3-D fine arts media accepted, including photography and computer generated work. Pieces must be original and completed in the last five years.

International Symposium on Electronic Art Call for Proposals

Deadline: May 26

Host to 60 participating countries, ISEA — the International Symposium on Electronic Art — is a major international event focused on digital creation. Each year, the event is held in a different country. This trans-disciplinary conference reunites actors in digital arts, design, research, and cultural and creative industries (CCI) effecting tremendous creative progress. The theme of this symposium is Symbiosis–at once object, subject, and pre-condition for this international gathering.

Rosewood Arts Center Call for Artists

Deadline: May 26

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area. Six to eight solo exhibitions are presented each year in Rosewood Gallery, with support from the City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. The Rosewood Arts Center invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in Rosewood Gallery during the 2023 Exhibition Season (January – December).

The Athenaeum Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: May 26

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act, The Athenaeum Gallery invites DC, Virginia, and Maryland artists to explore concepts related to the Potomac River, its vital role in the regional ecosystem, and the importance of working toward a clean, healthy river. We are looking for a wide variety of interpretations on the theme – but everything accepted will be a plausible fit to “Potomac River Life.” Work can be literal or abstract.

Compass Live Art Artist Residencies

Deadline: May 26

Compass Live Art invites residency proposals from artists working in any medium whose practice is based in public engagement – artists who are interested in collaborating with the public to make work. Selected artists will be invited to Leeds in 2023 to develop ideas in a mixture of studio time and public-facing activity. Projects may be inspired by a global concern, local issue, particular theme, unique idea or artistic inquiry, or a particular place or community in Leeds. Proposals must hold the public at their heart and require interaction and engagement to “complete” or animate them. These residencies will be run with a view to possible commissioning of new artistic projects for public presentation in Compass Festival 2024.

Caixa Castelló Foundation Music Residency

Deadline: May 27

This project is designed to help composers from all over the world promote, expand and innovate in the contemporary musical repertoire. The open call Nodus is aimed at composers of all nationalities and ages. The selected composers will have a week of residency at Les Coves de Vinromà, with David Moliner and Carlos Tena acting as expert coordinators. The main aim of the project is to develop and create new repertoire for saxophone and percussion.

Prospect Art Curatorial Open Call

Deadline: May 27

PROSPECT ART is a forward-thinking, Los Angeles-based artist-run not-for-profit 501c3 organization that fosters artists’ careers by providing exposure through open dialogues, critical writing, project grants, and exhibitions. Prospect Art is excited to announce our first curatorial open call. We are seeking an emerging curator to help support our BROADCAST arm of our programming in addition to general curatorial support . We are interested in expanding our programming to highlight media based artists throughout the year with the support of a curator to organize and run that aspect of our programming. We are interested in building bridges and making connections between artists and curators so that both can expand their practice.

Festival Of Recorded Movement Call for Short Films

Deadline: May 27

F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) presents films that investigate the body in motion through curiosity, experimentation, and imagination. We are interested in films that creatively explore our personal lived experiences and how such themes can be told through narrative or experimental approaches. Cinematography, experimental editing styles, and post-production effects are also considerations that contribute and add layers to the subject matter. We invite proposals to consider the interplay between the camera and the movement, regardless of the form.

MAP 2022 Grant Cycle

Deadline: May 27

The MAP Fund invests in performing artists and their work as the critical foundation of imagining and co-creating a more equitable and vibrant society. Anyone may apply on behalf of an eligible new, live performance project that connects with MAP’s mission. MAP’s 2022 grant cycle will provide grants of $30,000 to 85 new, live performance projects across all regions of the United States. Project funds ($25,000) may be used for creation, dependent care, personnel, practice, production, rehearsal, research, rest, residency, travel, and workshop costs. General operating funds ($5,000) are unrestricted.

Royal Botanic Gardens Public Art Commission

Deadline: May 29

T Projects are independent arts consultants, that specialize in ​creative strategy development, public art commissioning and developing and delivering arts and cultural initiatives. T Projects are delighted to be working with our client the Royal Botanic Gardens – Wakehurst to deliver an exciting new public art commission with a twist.​ Wakehurst Mansion is about to undertake major renovations works that will include shrouding the building in scaffolding for up to three years. This presents a unique opportunity to commission an artist to create a visually arresting, impactful artwork to wrap around the scaffold for the duration of the renovation. We are inviting suitably experienced UK and Internationally based artists to submit expressions of interest to be considered for this commission. We welcome expressions of interest from artists working in a range of mediums, with experience of working within the public domain.

Locust Projects Main Gallery Open Call for Proposals

Deadline: May 29

Founded by artists for artists in 1998, Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space. Locust Projects is committed to supporting the creation and presention of ambitious new work. Existing work is not accepted for Open Calls. Proposals for new, installation-based work that has never been presented before should specifically be designed for our Main Gallery. We present visual artists working in any medium and any stage in their career as long as the work they propose for Locust Projects demonstrably pushes their practice in new directions as part of our mission to invite risk-taking and experimentation. Collectives and artist collaborations are encouraged to apply as long as the work is presented as a singular vision. Artists addressing social justice issues including race, identity, gender parity, basic needs, climate change, environmental advocacy, and more, through their projects are encouraged.

steirischer herbst Contemporary Arts Festival Research Residency Fellowship 

Deadline: May 31

steirischer herbst is an annual festival for contemporary art, situated in Graz and the province of Styria, Austria. Since 1968 the festival has been setting standards in contemporary art and curating, which it continues to do so to this day. Following the launch of a retrospective website and the restructuring of the festival’s archives, steirischer herbst is initiating a fellowship program aimed at established as well as emerging researchers who would like to delve into the festival’s rich history. The newly inaugurated Research Residency Fellowship seeks to make the festival’s archive resources accessible as part of its mission to place the history of steirischer herbst in dialogue with contemporary academic work. The fellowship supports and encourages innovative scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary inquiries into the festival’s practices and history. It supports and encourages new perspectives and readings of its legacy.

Norwalk Arts Commission RFQ

Deadline: May 31

The City of Norwalk Connecticut and the Norwalk Arts Commission is soliciting a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists and artists’ teams for a site-specific outdoor public art project that will be installed at the Metro North Underpass at Monroe Street in Norwalk, CT. The call is open to all local and national artists and artist teams. The project is open to all forms of 2-D art, representative, abstract, expressive, minimal, community based, etc. A specific focus or theme is not required, and the artist is encouraged to create this artwork in their unique style and voice. The NAC endeavors to expand public art in Norwalk and support artists in their creative pursuits.

PLAYA Residency

Deadline: May 31

PLAYA’s residencies are open to the global community of scientists, naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practice artists, musicians, visual artists, writers, performing artists, and collaborations and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or other forms of creative work. PLAYA welcomes a range of participants– from emerging scientists and artists to those with an established history of accomplishment. Supported, self-directed, and guided residencies offered.

The Ellis-Beauregard Visual Arts Fellowship

Deadline: May 31

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation provides resources and support for artists, engages with community and sustains the legacy of the founding artists, Joan Beauregard and David Ellis. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announces a $25,000.00 Fellowship awarded to a United States Artist working in the visual arts. The award is paired with a solo exhibition at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine. The vision of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is to encourage, expand and sustain the courageous and imaginative dialogue that is fundamental to the arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation celebrates the value of art to transcend cultures and engage with diverse communities.

Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival

Deadline: May 31

Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival (D2D) is committed to promoting dance that happens in the public realm – beyond traditional studios, schools, and stages – dance that explores place and space, creating community and engaging the public as it intersects creatively with film. D2D presents films that explore dance as an urgent, potent, universal language… films that transform our ideas of what it is to be human. We accept films that are shot listed and films that are shot from the hip… films that continue to investigate and push the boundaries between the languages of filmmaking and movement. We invite you to submit your dance films that are created in public and alternative spaces & places including your homes, or wherever you can FILM SAFELY. We welcome dance films that continue to explore the theme PANDEMANIA! and/or any other prescient & moving subjects, ideas, stories, places, spaces that you desire as long as you can do so safely for all concerned.

New Music Consortium Composition Competitions

Deadline: multiple

The Flute New Music Consortium is an organization with the shared mission of promoting new music for the flute by commissioning works and organizing simultaneous premieres. FNMC hosts its annual Composition Competition to connect members of the flute new music community to new works by talented composers. Semi-finalists are selected by blind-round judges; winners are heard and selected by FNMC member vote. This call is for three different competitions:

Rapid Lemon Productions Call for PlaysDeadline: May 31

“Rapid Lemon”—an anagram of “palindrome”—got its name from the dialogue of an original play called Sphere, the company’s debut production as part of the 2012 DC Black Theatre Festival. The Variations Project is Baltimore’s original ten-minute play festival. Each year since 2005, the event has created a diverse collection of world premiere plays based on an audience-chosen theme amid an inclusive and participatory process. Readings of submissions will occur throughout the months of June and July with the authors available for discussion to receive feedback, after which point writers will have the opportunity to make revisions before final selections are made.

Platform 14 Call for Dance

Deadline: May 31

Platform 14 is a yearly dance event for emerging dance artists and choreographers to share their short pieces and works in progress. Invested in the diversity of dance, we offer a space for artists involved in different forms of dance to share their works with audiences and other artists in a theater setting. A space to create, connect and perform, while strengthening bonds across our community. Applications are open to various styles of dance pieces and performances lasting between 8-15 minutes.

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist Residency

Deadline: May 31

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) aims to invite artists from Japan and abroad for a certain period of time, to provide them with various opportunities to create and exhibit artworks in Fukuoka, so that they could encourage each other to achieve their full potential to the world from Fukuoka city. Due to its geographical and historical characteristics, Fukuoka City has served as a gateway to continental Asian culture since ancient times. Today it has assumed a new role, that of a key interactive city for Asia. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum opened in 1999, as a part of the city’s progressive strategy for interaction with different Asian cultures.

Yale University Call for Papers

Deadline: May 31

The cumulative crises of anthropogenic climate change, Indigenous land and water defender campaigns, and calls to decolonize museums, universities and other cultural spaces have directed attention to the material structures of power that shape our interaction with place. The theme of this call is (Re)thinking Landscape: Ways of knowing / Ways of being. We invite papers from interdisciplinary scholars working at the convergence of land, representation, and politics across media, geographies, and time periods. Through the framework of the Environmental Humanities, this conference seeks to re-think landscape studies and the definition of landscape through a cross-disciplinary dialogue across the humanities and social sciences.

Commons in Design Conference Call for Papers

Deadline: May 31

The project “Commons in Design” (2019–2023), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, deals with the concept of design in the context of digitalisation and the resulting change of the role of designers. The retreat of industrial societies, the scarcity of resources, climate change, and the digitalisation of everyday life are aspects that have fueled the economy of sharing, swapping, and lending – principles of commoning. In our conference, we aim to explore the relevance of commons and commoning within design as a discipline and field of research. It aims to shed light on the complexity of commons and commoning from a design perspective and to present future models and scenarios pointing towards a more sustainable, just and peaceful world. We especially encourage submissions that relate to one or more of the following thematic areas:

  • Design, Gender, Working Environment
  • Design, Activism, Body and Ecology
  • Design, Networks and Digital Fabrication
The conference is organized as part of a 4-year SNSF research project
“Commons in Design” carried out at the Institute of Contemporary Design

Practices (ICDP), FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland.

Changing Times Tap Initiative

Deadline: May 31

Since 1979, Changing Times Tap Dance Company’s artistic director Jane Goldberg has worked to fulfill the company’s mission: To develop, produce, and present the creation of new tap dancing work, entertain and educate the public about tap dance history, and preserve and maintain one of America’s only indigenous dance forms. The Changing Times Tap Dance Company, Inc. is accepting applications for the 2022-23 cycle of the Changing Times Tap Initiative. The primary focus of your project must be related to Changing Time’s Tap’s mission to preserve, promote, research, create and/or perform tap dance. Applicants must have a prior history of engagement with tap dance activities of three or more years. Some examples of projects that will be considered: tap-related choreography, performances, festivals, sponsored educational activities (ie. tap classes) , podcasts, writing (books, articles on tap), archives, films.

15m2 International Festival of Itinerant Microdance

Deadline: May 31

15m2 is a festival of itinerant microdance that takes place in unconventional spaces around a central theme and a specific place, with the aim of connecting the scenic creation to the cultural fabric of the territory and the fields of knowledge. An itinerant cultural project where each edition is a construction in itself, a way of linking the scenic creation with the cultural fabric of the territory. The festival offers a program of professional microdance exhibitions and complementary activities of Knowledge and territory. On the other hand, it also has various activities and actions that, outside the dates of the festival, give continuity to the axes of the project, under the name of 15m2 en xarxa. 15m2 was born with the aim of creating a circuit of itinerant microdance in the Catalan territory, both to expand the scenic creation and cultural programming outside the big cities, and to build a framework for exchange with programmers and cultural managers of small format. A project that seeks to consolidate despite the difficulties of funding in emerging festivals, and is grateful for the support and trust of artists and companies that collaborate and participate. We expect to host a total of 10 creative projects: 8 selected from this call and 2 invited by the festival organizers.

Five College New Music Festival Call for Scores

Deadline: June 1

The Five College New Music Festival invites submissions by composers under the age of 35 of instrumental chamber works. The winning work will receive a cash prize of $1500 and will be played by performance faculty of the Five Colleges during the Festival, September 9-11, 2022 at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The winning composer is expected to attend. Instrumentation may include up to five instruments chosen from: flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, and bassoon. Doublings such as piccolo or bass clarinet will be considered.

Friends of Arrow Park Call for Artists

Deadline: June 1

Arrow Park was founded by Slavic families from mid-century New York City and nearby urban centers to preserve and celebrate their collective history through cultural, artistic, educational, recreational, and memorial projects in a peaceful and natural setting. Friends of Arrow Park was created by present day shareholders of Arrow Park who wish to honor our founders and their desires and wishes to extend these noble efforts to embrace a wide range of ethnicities, where all can celebrate art, literature, and their individual and collective heritages.A group interdisciplinary, installation art and music show, inter-stitch: between, amid, among, as one, blurs the boundaries between art and nature-people and cultures with an overlying theme of interconnectivity. Looking for artists who are interested in earth art, performance art, music, poetry, sculpture, sound, and light installation. Artists will have areas to build, place or perform their pieces throughout our property. Audience members will be able to view the art and performances at their leisure and performances will be scheduled throughout the day/evening.

Hoyt Art Center Solo Show Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 1

While not necessarily limited to artists age 21+ from the Mid-Atlantic region, preference is given to proposals stemming from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C under the following conditions:

  • Applying to Arts & Education at the Hoyt: Selection for exhibition on our main campus is competitive. Artists are typically established and have prior exhibition experience. You must be able to demonstrate mature talent with a consistent body of work. While most media will be considered, video and installation are discouraged due to the historic nature of the facilities.
  • Applying to The Confluence: The Confluence is a popular community gathering space featuring a cafe, stage, free library, meeting rooms and gallery in downtown New Castle, PA. The gallery typically showcases local art by local artists living within a 50 mile radius of the city. While most media will be considered, video and installation are discouraged due to limitations of space.

Black Pencil in Schokland Prize Call for Compositions

Deadline: June 1

Many poems have been written about the former island of Schokland and the area of outstanding beauty around it; its peculiar history, the visible and invisible monuments and the landscape can also be a rich source of inspiration for composers. Museum Schokland (central point of the UNESCO world heritage site of Schokland and Surroundings) and Ensemble Black Pencil are announcing an international call for short compositions of ca. 60 seconds for a solo instrument, which invites composers to be inspired by the former island of Schokland.

Napa Lighted Art Festival Call for Art

Deadline: June 1

We encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival. Both artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured at the Napa Lighted Art Festival. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project. The festival supports innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Light itself in any form should be the actual artwork and we require that the role of light be essential to your concept. We are not looking for artworks where light is used only to illuminate it. We also strongly encourage new technologies and innovative use of light. As well as new ideas for artworks, we are open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works, provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria.

K’ARTS International Composition Competition

Deadline: June 1

The K’ARTS International Composition Competition aims to discover a variety of creative works that combine Eastern and Western instruments based on traditional Korean music, pioneering the way for traditional Korean music to enter the world stage. It is designed to promote international exchange and build a global network. We encourage composers who are interested in traditional Korean music.

Manifest Photo Solo Exhibit Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 1

This photo-based exhibition proposal is offered for those artists working in and around photo-based media who may have a strong interest in participating at Manifest during the FotoFocus Biennial in particular. Manifest is eager to receive proposals for solo exhibitions of various types of photo-based visual art for this season-launching exhibition. On average, one-third of Manifest’s exhibits are dedicated to solo shows. Solo exhibitors have included local, regional, and national artists from as far away as New York City, San Francisco, Canada, and Hong Kong. It is important to our non-profit mission that each of our seasons of free public exhibits consist of a balanced mix of solo and group thematic projects. The group shows provide diversity of approach, media, style, and geographic origin, while the solo exhibits provide a deeper insight into an artist’s vision.

Manifest Exhibit Proposals

Deadline: June 1

Manifest is eager to receive proposals of various types and accepts these on an ongoing basis, reviewing them starting in early June in consideration for the upcoming season. Manifest is much more than a gallery. Our organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit founded on Woodburn Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004 by professors and students from area universities seeking to make a positive community impact. Manifest continues to be operated by professors, students, and working artists to this day. It is important to our non-profit mission that each of our seasons of free public exhibits consist of a balanced mix of solo and group thematic projects. The group shows provide diversity of approach, media, style, and geographic origin, while the solo exhibits provide a deeper insight into an artist’s vision. Exhibition Season begins late September. Selection of artists is made and season lineup planned (including solo dates) by roughly the end of July or early August. Each solo exhibit will then be curated by Manifest’s staff in conversation with the artist within several weeks of their assigned exhibition dates.

Superpresent Open Call

Deadline: June 1

Superpresent is a quarterly magazine of the arts. Superpresent is available free online and a limited run of print copies for each issue. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art. We accept submissions from anywhere in the world. We are seeking poetry, short stories, essays, experimental art, video, sound art, all forms of visual art as well as asemic writing and textual arts of all kinds.

The Copland House Residency Awards

Deadline: June 1

The Copland House Residency Awards were inspired by Copland’s exceptional legacy of support for his fellow composers. Based at Copland House, a National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of the federal Save America’s Treasures program, the Copland House Residency Awards have earned nationwide recognition and esteem since they began in November 1998. Typically, eight to ten gifted American composers of all backgrounds and identities are invited each year to reside, one at a time, at Rock Hill, Aaron Copland’s restored, longtime New York home. There, they can focus on their creative work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities. As guests of Copland House for three to eight weeks, their meals, housekeeping, local transportation, and other needs are provided for.

Prairie Ronde Artist Residency

Deadline: June 1

From the French, meaning ‘round meadow’, the Residency is named to honor the islands of grasses and wildflowers that once dotted the landscape of southwest Michigan. First settled in 1831, Vicksburg is a quaint, rural village surrounded by lush agricultural land dotted with lakes, stands of hardwood forests, and gently flowing streams. Prairie Ronde Artist Residency offers artists from a range of disciplines a 4 – 7 week residency in the historic village of Vicksburg, Michigan. We offer a unique environment for our artists to develop their craft: the 420,000 square foot former Lee Paper Company mill and its adjacent 80 acres of property. Prairie Ronde provides private housing, studio space and a stipend for one to two residents at a time. Our aim is to offer artists space and time to work, while also encouraging connection and dialogue with the community of Vicksburg. Open to visual artists, video artists, filmmakers and musicians.

Open House New York Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline: June 3

Open House New York (OHNY) seeks an inquisitive and collaborative professional to serve as our Building Capital Fellow. The Fellowship is a paid, year-long, part-time opportunity that invites an emerging leader from a historically under-represented community to lead research, content creation, and program design for OHNY’s newest Urban Systems series, Building Capital: The Value of Place. The Fellow will develop an in-depth understanding of the economic, cultural, social, and built systems of New York City, gaining an exposure to industry leaders across sectors with support from a dedicated Building Capital Steering Committee, Advisors, and OHNY staff. This is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate or emerging leader to build their professional skills and network at a fast-paced civic non-profit committed to catalyzing access, transparency, and equity across the five boroughs. The Fellowship is a paid year-long opportunity for emerging professionals, which may be extended beyond the first year for an additional stipend.

Elon University Call for Solo Exhibitions

Deadline: June 5

Elon University is currently accepting proposals for multiple solo exhibitions that will each run 5-6 weeks throughout the 2022-23 academic year. The exhibition would ideally then be used to expand or frame conversations about contemporary definitions of art, materiality, and/or process. All mediums will be considered. Modest honorariums are offered for travel, shipping costs, speaking fees, etc. Visiting/exhibiting artists will be asked to engage with our students, in the form of critique, on the same day as the artist talk and reception.

Headlands Center for the Arts Artist Residency

Deadline: June 6

Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Our artist programs nurture creativity across all disciplines, from the visual arts to performance, music, writing, and film and video, both independently and through collaboration. Through our residency programs, fellowships, and awards, we provide artists with the resources, space, time, and recognition to further their practices and careers, and support the rich and diverse arts ecosystem in the Bay Area, and communities around the world. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, housing, travel and living expenses. Artists selected for this program are at all career stages and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, arts professions, and architecture.

New York Public Library Artists Studios Community Series

Deadline: June 7

The Artists Studios Community Series provides a welcoming virtual environment where artists feel comfortable showing and talking about their work, sharing information, and learning how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk. Each program accommodates ten virtual studio visits followed by sharing resources on different aspects of being an independent artist. Each artist will be given five minutes to share their work along with five minutes to accept and answer comments and questions from other participants. A studio visit is an event that practicing artists partake in during the many different phases of their art career. It allows artists to showcase their work with acquaintances, art lovers, collectors, curators, dealers, etc.

Buckham Gallery Call for Entry

Deadline: June 10

Buckham Gallery, also known as Buckham Fine Arts Project, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1984. It is Buckham Fine Arts Project’s vision to actively encourage and support artists who are making unique and significant statements in their chosen disciplines, providing opportunities for our greater community to engage with sometimes challenging works of art or finding new ways to view and think about art. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 – 2024 Exhibition Season, Buckham’s 40th Anniversary Season. The museum-quality gallery is located in downtown Flint, Michigan. Our exhibitions are open to the public four days a week and by appointment. The Buckham Fine Arts Project is pleased to announce partial shipping reimbursements available for artists selected to exhibit during our 40th Anniversary Season.

Buckham Gallery Call for Art

Deadline: June 10

The Buckham Fine Arts Project was founded in late 1983 by a group of Flint-area artists, who sought to fulfill the city’s need for a local exhibition and performance venue that would direct its creative attention to presenting ambitious work. After the inception of its cooperative membership, Buckham Gallery mounted its first exhibition in May of 1984. It is the mission of Buckham Gallery to enrich the cultural life of its surrounding communities by presenting a broad range of innovative contemporary art, both visual and nonvisual, of the highest quality and standard. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 – 2024 Exhibition Season, Buckham’s 40th Anniversary Season. The museum-quality gallery is located in downtown Flint, Michigan.

Imagining America Call for Participation

Deadline: June 10

In partnership with Tulane University, Ashé Cultural Arts Center and a diverse Working Group, Imagining America (IA) invites participants to the long-awaited return of the ritual of an in-person IA National Gathering. This year’s Gathering theme Rituals of Repair and Renewal invites participants to engage in joyful celebration of the magic in being together. Taking place in the city of New Orleans, where culture is daily born and reborn, the three-day immersive event will set the stage for participants to enact rituals of reflection, repair, renewal, wellness, and imagination. The call invites proposals that address the general theme of Rituals of Renewal and Repair, as well as proposals that focus specifically on the promises of engaged graduate education in building a pathway toward more egalitarian relationships between universities and communities. This track will highlight generative relationships between graduate scholars and community culture keepers in the Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Engaged Community Scholarship and feature national discussions on the future direction of engaged graduate education, including research from Imagining America’s Leading and Learning Initiative and PAGE scholars, as well as other similar graduate programs.

Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants

Deadline: June 14

The Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Art Grants (AWAW EAG) program, administered by NYFA, will distribute a total of $250,000 in funding to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists in the United States and U.S. Territories.The AWAW EAG will support environmental art projects that inspire thought, action, and ethical engagement. Projects should not only point at problems, but aim to engage an environmental issue at some scale. Proposals should illustrate thorough consideration of a project’s ecological and social ethics. Projects that explore interdependence, relationships, and systems through Indigenous and ancestral practices are encouraged to apply.

Sweetwater County Artist

Deadline: June 15

The Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs is seeking proposals for its inaugural artist residency, to take place for one week between July and September 2022. Situated in southwest Wyoming, Rock Springs has a long and rich history. Most well known for playing a significant role in powering the country, Rock Springs is also conveniently located near many natural wonders, including the famed Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The purpose of this residency is to afford artists from outside the community a chance to live and work in Rock Springs, to engage with its history and culture, and to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of what the area has to offer. Additionally, this residency will help the Community Fine Arts Center fulfill its commitment to serve as a cultural hub, expose the community to a diverse range of artists, and generally be a “cultural oasis” in southwest Wyoming’s high desert country.

Stove Works’ Artist Residency

Deadline: June 15

Stove Works’ goal is to use Contemporary Art as a megaphone in order to foster an environment of exchange and reflection, to provide opportunities to learn from the experiences of others and to give voice and aims to draw greater attention to the production of contemporary works in the Southeast, expand and educate an audience outside of traditional art goers, create an active base of arts advocates, and further establish the Southeast’s (and Chattanooga’s) contribution to the national dialogue surrounding contemporary art. From February through November of each year, Stove Works’ Artist Residency invites eight artists to live/work for one to three months at a time. Our residency serves as a moment away from the rigamarole of life and an opportunity for artists (for you) to take advantage of the dedicated time, space, resources, and community we have to offer.

Penn State Altoona Ivyside Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 15

The Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts hosts cultural and performing art series and theater productions, as well as special events throughout the year. Up to six artists are awarded annually with a solo gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. Artists creating original works of art in any media are encouraged to apply.

ACE Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: June 15

Alta Community Enrichment (ACE)’s mission is to create opportunities in arts, culture, and education for the enhancement and well-being of the Little Cottonwood Canyon community. The ACE Artist in Residence Program will provide an artist the opportunity to reflect, relax, and create in the inspiring mountains of Alta, Utah. The program is offered in partnership with the Alta Chamber and Visitors Bureau. Our goal is to provide a peaceful, inspiring setting for the selected artist. We do ask that the artist provides a small community event, a blog post, a social media takeover or something they may have in mind that can help tell the story of their creative time at Alta. This can happen either during their stay or afterward. This call is open to all creative artists nationwide in the genre to be announced soon!

International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival Open Call

Deadline: June 15

MDP Festival is the first of this kind in Italy. Its aim is to promote the interrelation between artistic and technological language. Kyber Teatro – spin off of L’ Aquilone di Viviana (theatre and new technologies company, LMDP Festival creator and manager), calls to Italian and International artists, emerging and not emerging companies and/or artists, to submit their projects about interaction between theatre and new technologies.

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 15

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery is a museum-quality venue where artists from around the world come to exhibit thought-provoking contemporary artworks. Since 1965, the Broward College Central Campus Fine Arts Gallery has exhibited artworks from over 150 regional, national, and international artists. The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2023-2024 exhibition season. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals.

The Neon Museum’s Artist Residency

Deadline: June 17

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Now in its seventh year, The Neon Museum’s Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the museum collection. The selected artist will have the opportunity to develop a new body of work inspired by the museum’s historic sign collection and the broader cultural context of the spectacular city of Las Vegas. A community engagement project is an integral aspect of the residency, along with a culminating exhibition.

Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award

Deadline: June 17

The Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award was created with the aim of discovering and encouraging new young talent in the different sectors of classical music.Maestro Gianni Bergamo wished to start this prize hoping that it will become a reference point and a solid support for talented young musicians from all over the world. The competition is open cyclically in the following fields: composition, instrument/voice and chamber music.

The National Public House Museum Artist Residency

Deadline: June 20

The National Public Housing Museum is the only cultural institution devoted to telling the story of public housing in the United States. Its mission is to preserve, promote, and propel the right of all people to a place where they can live and prosper — a place to call home.The artist as instigator residency leverages arts and culture to make creative public policy interventions around housing and related issues. The annual residency provides support for mid-career and established artists, activists, and cultural workers to incubate ideas and produce new work in conjunction with social justice organizing and equitable development initiatives.

SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery Call for Submissions

Deadline: June 20

In the Pandemic Era, online cultures based on computer graphics such as Metaverse, NFTs, and Cryptocurrency are rapidly flourishing. The development of computer technology useful to people is desirable, but we should not overlook the climate crisis and pollution issue given the fact that Cryptocurrency mining and transactions damage the environment. The theme of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Art Gallery invites artworks dreaming about sustainable future technologies for the world. In doing so, we will be able to reconsider what is really ‘non-fungible’ for mankind. The submissions may include but are not limited to creative projects that explore concepts of sustainability and non-fungibility.

Vestige Concept Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: June 23

Vestige Concept Gallery specializes in curated monthly mixed exhibition opportunities that appeal to diverse range of artists, audiences, and buyers. Located in Lawrenceville, the new cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, the Gallery seeks to showcase the best of emerging and professional artist talent from across North America, and sell work at affordable prices through promotions and in-person events. “Backroads 2: Further On Ahead” seeks to expand the popular 2021 theme of “art, less traveled”. This exhibit showcases works of art that venture off the beaten path, especially with regard to travel. Artwork could include places or experiences involving hidden gems, special or unusual places, wanderings, odd travel, strange encounters, and/or lost and fading places. “Further On Ahead” is a summer exhibit, and could convey a sense of summer fun in the works (i.e. not winter), and that the journey never ends…! Works can be from any medium, and are accepted from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists.

Oklahoma International Dance Festival Call for Applications

Deadline: June 23

OIDF’s Choreography Showcase offers a platform for aspiring and established choreographers to showcase their works and take master classes from experts in the dance world during OIDF. The adjudicated choreography will be presented in an entirely produced evening, working with a team of professionals for the Oklahoma audiences to enjoy the two evening performances.

Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery Open Call

Deadline: June 26

Bow Arts manages 12 different studio sites across London, many of which deliver public art programmes alongside. The Nunnery Gallery is run from their HQ on Bow Road, a free public gallery with a local focus, championing the work of emerging artists and uncovering local history. Nunnery Gallery is a free public gallery with a local focus, championing the work of emerging artists and uncovering local history and heritage. Visions in the Nunnery is our renowned showcase of moving image, digital and performance art, selected from an international open call. Visions 2022 Open Call is live. The biennial open call is an opportunity to be part of one of the most varied and exciting presentations of moving image in London. Each year we invite lead artists, celebrated for their innovation in the digital field, to head and inspire the exhibition programmes.

Bryan Artist in Residence

Deadline: June 30

Created by the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, The Bryan Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in a home located right in the heart of Downtown Bryan, TX, generously donated by BCS Modern. For 50 years The Arts Council has served the community with one driving mission: to make the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley through funding, promotion, advocacy, professional development and partnership building programs. This program allows the artist to spend their time creating, experimenting, and adding to their portfolio. The term of each residency is roughly one year, August 2022 to July 2023.

VIDEONALE.19 Call for Submissions

Deadline: June 30

The VIDEONALE.19 competition is open to all types of experimental time-based artistic works – single and multi-channel video, video installations, performances, sound art and virtual reality. Artists of any nationality and any age can submit up to two works. Studies at and a degree from an art academy are not required for participation. The Videonale is one of the oldest festivals for video art and time-based art worldwide and has been taking place in Bonn for almost 40 years. We see ourselves as a platform: for artists, whom we want to bring into an intensive exchange with each other, with our audience and with an expert audience; for the audience, whom we want to acquaint with the diverse forms of expression and themes of video art; for an expert audience, who would like to discover new artistic positions at the Videonale and participate in the discussion of current and future issues together with the artists and us.

SlowArt Productions Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: June 30

SlowArt Productions presents the thematic exhibition: Strange Figurations at Limmer Gallery. Limner Gallery was founded in 1987 at 216 East 10th Street in Manhattan’s East Village. At that time, the Village was the center of the alternative art scene and Limner quickly became notorious for it’s controversial and provocative exhibitions. Included are all forms of surreal, visionary and extraordinary figurative art. All interpretations of the theme “Strange Figurations” will be reviewed and considered.

Kipaipai Artist Residency

Deadline: July 1

Kipaipai Workshops, in partnership with Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts, announces an artist residency in Joshua Tree, California. This residency is open to English speaking established photographic artists seeking immersion in the extraordinary Mojave Desert. One artist will be chosen for a three week residency taking place in Fall 2022. This residency offers one artist a respite from their daily life and regular studio practice for introspection, research, conceptualizing, and creation of photo-based work about the unique, iconic and threatened Joshua tree and their fragile ecosystems.

Lightwork Artist in Residence

Deadline: July 1

Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. Its mission is to provide direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging. Selected artists will receive a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Applications are open to all artists working in photography or image-based media.

Holy Family University Art Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: July 1

Holy Family University is a private Catholic institution located in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1954, the University’s mission is informed by its core values of family, respect, integrity, service and responsibility, learning, and vision. The University embraces diversity and inclusion, ensuring a welcoming and accessible learning community for all. This is an open call for exhibitions.

Loghaven Artist Residency

Deadline: July 15

Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency. Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. International artists and artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible.

Artist Grant

Deadline: July 15

Society often expects artists to work for free. Artists deserve fair compensation. Our charitable organization has supported artists since 2017 by providing a $500 grant to one artist every quarter, and $100 each to 2nd and 3rd place artists. We are a small group from different creative backgrounds, committed to fulfilling Artist Grant’s mission. We jury the initial selection round and past grantee artists choose new winning artists.

Espacios Sonoros Call for ElectroAcoustic Music

Deadline: July 15

Espacios Sonoros is pleased to announce its open call for multichannel electroacoustic works. Espacios Sonoros will be held in Salta (Argentina) in October 2022. This year’s Open Call will have two categories: an international open call without restrictions and an open call directed at young latin American composers (under 35 years old).Submissions will be received until July 15th. The selected works will be announced in early September. Submitted works should be between 5 and 15 minutes long. Ambisonics B-format is preferred, but not required. There will be no submission or registration fees. The composers’ presence at the 2022 concerts is encouraged but not required.

The Billboard Creative

Deadline: July 31

The Billboard Creative (TBC) annual exhibition is your chance to have your work on a billboard in LA. TBC’s shows places mass-scale works on dozens of billboards throughout LA, showcasing emerging, under-appreciated and mid-career artists alongside recognized leaders in the industry. TBC shows are styled like a traditional gallery show but the city becomes our walls. Billboards by TBC artists have been passed by cars more than 67 million times. Strategically placed in high-traffic neighborhoods near galleries, museums and art districts, each billboard is designed to amplify your impact. To date, the show has also earned coverage in Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, NPR, and The Creators Project among others.

Faena Prize for Art

Deadline: August 1

Faena Art invites international artists across disciplines to submit proposals for the Faena Prize, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the Americas. Founded in 2012, the FAENA PRIZE serves as a platform for a continued reflection on the present moment and its irreversible and heterogeneous changing nature. This new edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts will take place for the first time in Miami, a city that has been home to Faena Art’s programming for the past five years. We invite artists across genres, disciplines, and technologies to imagine temporary and site-specific projects to be installed at the Faena Beach. The selected proposal will be presented during Miami Art Week 2022.

Journal of the New Media Caucus Open Call

Deadline: August 1

Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus invites abstracts for articles, artist’s projects, interviews, and reviews for a special issue titled Trans New Media Art as Embodied Practice. This issue, guest edited by Ace Lehner and Chelsea Thompto, will engage with trans lived experiences, identities, and methodologies as they intersect with digital art, media, and technology. We invite abstracts for articles, artist’s projects, interviews, and reviews for a special issue of Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus entitled “Trans New Media Art as Embodied Practice.” Media-N seeks submissions that engage with trans lived experiences, identities, and methodologies as they intersect with digital art, media, and technology. This special issue asks: In what ways does trans lived experience inform new media art practice? And likewise, how might new media art practices inform and shape trans identities?

Public Art Dialogue Call for Papers and Artists’ Projects

Deadline: August 1

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) was founded on the premise that dialogue is the essential element in all effective public art endeavors. Our goal is to provide platforms for dialogue among public art professionals and students across disciplines. Whether with text, voice, or written inscription, modern and contemporary art has a rich (if not fully acknowledged) tradition of incorporating language and speech. Often, this choice has a political point, and recently scholars have charted how artists aligned with feminism have drawn on that tradition to craft arguments that reveal and intervene in the gender asymmetries of global visual culture. What does text-based public artwork have to tell us about the limitations and possibilities of speaking “outside” historical forces that insist on silence? We are also interested in scholarship and artwork that pay attention to social media as a visual and textual arena in which one can interrupt, confirm, oppose, or exacerbate public habits of symbolic domination that manifest through spoken and written language.

Motion State Dance Films Series Call for Films

Deadline: August 5

Motion State Dance Films Series, is the only year-long, traveling short dance film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera. By taking the festival “on the road” and into non-traditional film venues, such as art galleries, music halls, performing arts theatres, and university classrooms, Motion State seeks to expose the films and film makers to new audiences.

Northern Illinois University Art Museum Call for Art

Deadline: August 19

Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts‘ vibrant and active arts community on campus, the NIU Art Museum is a resource for the NIU campus, local community and beyond. The Art Museum presents an annual exhibition and events calendar with award-winning, original curated exhibitions and national traveling shows that deeply explore thematic topics of visual culture. We work to explore and foster appreciation of art and visual culture’s capacity to communicate the diversity of the human experience, making global interconnections for our visitors. This call is seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text as part of the exhibition, Stories from my Childhood.

Classic Pure Vienna Composition Competition 2022

Deadline: August 21, 2022

Classic Pure Vienna is a competition organization based in Vienna, which aims to support new composers and young musicians of our time worldwide. Works that have not won any competitions in the past may be submitted. The works may be for solo, duo, trio, quartet or quintet. Any instrument of western classical music may be used. Electronics, voice and ethnic instruments may also be used.

Tampa Bay Symphony Call for Scores

Deadline: August 30

The Tampa Bay Symphony is announcing a call for scores competition for living composers. One score will be selected for performance on our Spring 2023 concert series, exact dates are to be determined but will be late April into early May, 2023. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning composer provided the composer attends at least one of the Spring performances in person. Up to four finalists will be chosen to have their works rehearsed by the orchestra.

Furman University Artist Residency

Deadline: September 1

The Art Department at Furman University invites applicants for the True Inspiration Artist in Residency, an artist in residence program inaugurated in 2015. The Artist in Residence program at Furman University awards one residency each academic year to an artist or designer interested in developing a body of work in collaboration with students and faculty at the University. This residency is open to emerging and professional artists or designers who reside in North America, and hold an MFA or have a record of equivalent professional achievement. The program recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary practices and welcomes artists and designers working in all media.

Empirica by MID SIDE Aps Call for Compositions

Deadline: September 20

After the positive feedback from the first edition, Empirica, in collaboration with MID SIDE Aps, promotes the second edition of this CALL FOR WORKS. Acousmatic compositions, audiovisual works, compositions for solo instrument and compositions for solo instrument and electronic are selected, in view of the second edition of REF – Resilience Festival 2022, of publication of the second collection FIXED.wav and FIXED.mov, and of the first collection LIVE.wav. The call is open to composers of any nationality, with no restrictions whatsoever. It is possible to participate individually or in groups; multiple works can be submitted by the same artist/group of artists. MID SIDE Aps, Social Advancement Association aims to promote and encourage contemporary art in all of its forms. With this project it intends to support and promote composers and multimedia artists allowing both the public performance and online distribution of their works.

Big Gay Art Show

Deadline: October 7

The Big Gay Art Show is a much anticipated, well attended exhibition open to all artists in any medium and of any level. In 2012, the Big Gay Art Show was conceptualized by a small group – some connected to SAC and others in the Sedona Pride organization and is now a juried art show that exhibits and sells artwork in support of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Furman University Thompson Art Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: November 1

The Thompson Art Gallery invites established artists to submit a proposal for solo and group exhibitions during the 2023-24 academic year. Furman University is committed to addressing our community’s most pressing problems to create a more equitable and just society. The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health and the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, established in 2016 and 2020 respectively, represent this commitment. We are seeking exhibition proposals that explore themes related to public health or environmental consciousness and justice as part of Furman’s ongoing goal to bring awareness and inspire creative solutions to these pervasive social issues.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, Call for Scores

Deadline: November 1

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is seeking original music to be included as part of the PORTRAITS project to be premiered June 2024. PORTRAITS will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities in a nine-movement oratorio performed by GMCW and 17th Street Dance. Each movement will feature one of the nine artworks from the PORTRAITS exhibit, brought to life aurally by the music, and visually though dance. The music and text of the piece will tell an aspect of the human experience, inspired by the artwork of the composer’s choosing from the PORTRAITS exhibit, with the lyrics supporting the original intent behind the artwork.

Grants Pass Museum of Art Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Grants Pass Museum of Art was established in 1979, and has an active relationship with its community. Submissions will be reviewed for solo and group exhibition considerations. We welcome all types of 2D and 3D artworks. Artwork exhibited must be originals and/or original prints (such as printmaking and photography). No giclées.

The Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture Open Call

Deadline: December 30

Τhe Ionion Center International Program, located on Kefalonia Island, Greece, aims to attend to the demanding needs of a fast changing world, toward building a healthy future, cultural environments and societies, work on coexistence, interaction and creative co-operation, and increase international collaborations in the fields of Creation and Research, Arts, Sciences, Environment. Higher Education Institutions, Artists, Scientists, Researchers with personal or group projects are encouraged to participate by submitting proposals: Master classes, thematic workshops, study abroad programs, field studies, summer schools, exhibitions, performances, presentations, festivals, conferences. Exhibition halls, educational space, performance and conference venues are available.

The Banana Factory Arts Center: Call for Solo and Group Exhibitions

Deadline: December 31, 2023

The Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA is now accepting solo & group exhibition proposals on a rolling basis for exhibitions in 2022 & 2023. Information on eligibility, selection criteria, guidelines, and exhibition policies are included on the application forms on our website.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Artist Residency

Deadline: rolling

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to apply to our annual short-term studio residency program, Artists In Action 2022. The goal of the program is to provide artists with an opportunity to create and sell art while sharing the creative process with the public – at a distance. Artist are also asked to provide works for a concurrent Artist In Action gallery show. This program is open to visual and performing artists working in any media. Indoor and plein air residencies available. The application will prompt artists to select residency dates, typically 1 – 2 weeks, between March 7 and May 30, 2022.

La Barre Artist Residency

Deadline: rolling

Conjure a magnificent stone farmhouse with a sloping red-tile roof, built by hand many centuries ago, and restored many times over as decades in the countryside rest upon decades. In one of the southernmost towns of the Chalais region, Indre, there’s a particular part of the countryside called La Barre. In La Barre, one cosy farm is ready to become a home to a coincidence of artists. We are excited to welcome the first cohort of creative residencies onto the farm in 2022. Our program emphasises a self-guided freedom that echoes the spaciousness of rural living. We demand of artists no strict material outcomes. Visual Arts, Writing, Woodworking, Sculpture, Architecture, Design, Film, Music, Performing arts and Photography and Emerging and mid-career artists are welcome to apply.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Deadline: rolling

Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. FCA depends on artists to fund its programs; to date, over 1,000 artists have contributed paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, performances, and videos to help fund grant programs that directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. FCA remains the only institution of its kind: created and sustained by artists to benefit artists. Created in 1993 to further FCA’s mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Artists in Action Residency

Deadline: rolling

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to apply to our annual short-term studio residency program, Artists In Action 2022. The goal of the program is to provide artists with an opportunity to create and sell art while sharing the creative process with the public – at a distance. Artist are also asked to provide works for a concurrent Artist In Action gallery show. This program is open to visual and performing artists working in any media.

Etant Donnes Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellowship

Deadline: rolling

Etant donnés offers grants to American curators wishing to conduct research on the French art scene. These grants are intended to expand the opportunities of American curators, to encourage in-depth explorations of French cultural resources, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among artists, professionals, researchers, and institutions.

Radar Sofia Residencies

Deadline: rolling

Radar Sofia is announcing an open call for artists for three fully-funded residencies in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2022 under its year-long programme Distance and Resistance. Radar Sofia is a small artist-run organization that functions as a residency space, a production house and a platform for development of new dramaturgy. The residency period may vary between one and four weeks. The space is designed mainly for writers, special preference is given to dramaturgy and performing arts. Filmmakers, visual and interdisciplinary artists who don’t need a huge studio for their work can also apply to stay with us. 

Professional Development Opportunity Grant

Deadline: rolling

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The Professional Development Opportunity Grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.

Creativity Grants for Projects

Deadline: rolling

Creativity Grants for Projects strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations and provide opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. Intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, this option is available for independent artists, as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program.

Maryland State Arts Council Professional Development Opportunity Grant

Deadline: rolling

The Professional Development Opportunity Grant program encourages and supports relevant professional development opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout Maryland. The grant assists artists and arts organizations to implement best practices by embracing growth, learning, and discovery for economic sustainability.

Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster

Deadline: rolling

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) advances the arts in our state by providing leadership that champions creative expression, diverse programming, equitable access, lifelong learning, and the arts as a celebrated contributor to the quality of life for all the people of Maryland and uses the roster to promote artistic collaboration between Maryland touring artists and Maryland presenters with the goal of increasing touring engagements for Maryland professional performing artists.

Busboys and Poets: Call for art

Deadline: rolling

As a space where art, culture and politics intentionally collide, both visual and performing arts are a constant and daily part of the Busboys and Poets environment and experience. Sharing a meal with family, friends and co-workers is further enhanced by art that is at once beautiful and challenging. Throughout the year, we receive many qualified submissions for artwork to be displayed in our locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We typically rotate artwork twice annually at each venue, and we seek to exhibit artists whose work is thoughtfully crafted, professionally executed, and those artists whose visions reflect our Tribal Statement. Additionally, we often give preference to large format works and artists who have significantly large bodies of work to exhibit. Busboys and Poets supports the creative economy and celebrates art in its spaces by offering a unique platform for visual artists. Unless otherwise noted, all art is available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of work going directly to the artists.

Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery Call for Exhibitions

Deadline: rolling

Hamilton Gallery is a cooperative gallery, artist operated, with monthly shows featuring the works of members as well as monthly guest artists. The Hamilton Gallery exhibits and supports fine art and fine crafts. The gallery maintains an active membership of a number of local artists, and screens for new members on an ongoing basis. We are looking for both artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to foster their artistic practice and to begin their careers. Hamilton Gallery artist members enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their own exhibitions. This is an open call to artists residing within 60 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply.


Deadline: rolling

Artfare allows artists to present their work to a broad audience and connect with patrons both digitally and in person through studio visits, exhibitions and events. Using our iPhone app, artists can also discover and communicate with other artists and curators, and work together to independently organize exhibitions and events. We started out in New York in early 2019 and are currently accepting submissions from U.S. based artists.

Call for Entry: Hotel Indigo

Deadline: rolling

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

RAND Art+Data Artist Residency Program

Deadline: rolling

A collaboration with artists to develop thought-provoking new ways to visualize RAND research. Through RAND Art + Data, a selected group of artists will create visual stories inspired by RAND research. The result: a novel form of data expression that challenges us to think differently about policy analysis.

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Deadline: rolling

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000. In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists and artist-journalist teams can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis. ECFJ supports a variety of work, including: text, photography, audio and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.

Groundswell – Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

Deadline: rolling

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program encourages artists to propose temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog, North City, and James Keough Parks (but also other parks and sites), to encourage audiences to visit these resources as well as to exercise and spend time in comparative silence. Walking, way-finding, and searching for the “hidden” artwork is a primary component of the project. Placement within these sites may be proposed by the artist, with final determination by staff.  A display period of at least three months is preferred, with fall and winter providing early darkness for video projection or light art. Work that incorporates natural and/or re-cycled materials is especially welcome, as are projects that are less object-based and use GIS, GPS, sound, space, and light technologies. For object-based projects, we encourage artworks that are resistant to vandalism or damage, since the locations are remote and not secured by guards or video monitors. Landscaping materials like erosion control tubes, geotextile, burlap, jute, and edging, are encouraged. Use of on-site invasive flora (such as ivy vines or Scotch broom) or downed branches is also a possibility, pending consultation with arborists. The City is able to offer in-kind project support in terms of mechanical equipment, no-fee use of the park, and promotion (website and newsletters). Shoreline’s 14 different neighborhoods are also excellent resources for community engagement and outreach. For time and materials, selected artists are offered honoraria of $1500 following installation. Open to all but preference is given to Northwest regional artists (emerging or established).

Innovate Grants

Deadline: rolling

Innovate grants support artists and photographers. Our $550.00 grants act as sparks of financial support that ignite your creative development. Our grant cycles are open 4 times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) giving you more opportunities to access the support you need. Our process is simple so you spend less time on the application and more time making your important work.

Journal of Artistic Research (JAR)

Deadline: rolling

Journal of Artistic Research (JAR) currently publishes three issues each year. From 2020, publications in JAR as well as in the JAR Network space will be covered by the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Please make sure that you are happy with this before proceeding. We accept and review submissions on a rolling basis. The editorial review process typically takes six months from submission to publication. JAR invites submissions from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that are not usually conceived of as artistic. We welcome submissions from practitioners with or without academic affiliations. JAR’s format for publishing artistic research, the exposition, invites authors to combine text, image, film, and audio material on expandable web pages, challenging the dominance of writing in traditional academic research. The languages currently accepted are English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Submissions in other languages are accepted, if accompanied by an English translation, which will act as master version. Multilingual expositions are also welcome as long as translations are provided. JAR does not charge any fees. Authors retain copyright to their submission.

Gormley Gallery Exhibition Proposal

Deadline: rolling

As an integral element of the liberal arts tradition at Notre Dame of Maryland University, the Art Department is a dynamic learning environment. Art moves beyond the classroom at Notre Dame. Gormley Gallery, through the Art Department, provides a space for emerging and established artists that engages students and reaches the community through visual art. The Gormley Gallery accepts proposals for solo or group exhibits on a rolling basis. Artists from Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region are especially encouraged to apply. Two exhibits are scheduled each year for a four- to six-week show. Artists attend the reception and give an informal gallery talk. We are currently accepting proposals for the 2023-24 academic year. 

Kaiser Gallery – Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: rolling

Kaiser Gallery is accepting submissions for potential solo exhibitions, group exhibition proposals, as well as, inclusion for themed group exhibitions. Submissions and acceptances are on a rolling basis with accepted artists being notified well in advance of an exhibition opportunity. Only artists that are accepted will be notified. Please note that submitting work does not guarantee a solo exhibition or inclusion in an exhibition. Submissions that meet the guidelines stated below will be kept on file for two years. Submissions are reviewed quarterly. Please keep in mind exhibitions are planned 12 months in advance. There are no submission deadlines unless otherwise noted. Submissions are reviewed quarterly and will be accepted on a rolling basis and kept on file for future reference.

Leonardo Journal Open Call: Special Sections on Diverse Perspectives

Deadline: rolling through 2024

Published by The MIT Press, Leonardo journal has become the leading international peer-reviewed journal on the use of contemporary science and technology in the arts and music and the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology. We’re interested in a broad expansion of ideation and research that activates creativity to push the boundaries of today and unleash the possibilities of tomorrow. This is a moment to curate your vision and expand the field of art and science beyond what we could imagine. We seek proposals from interested Guest Editors to craft and shepherd themed special sections that invite diverse and intersectional perspectives. The ideal Guest Editor can help to grow and decolonize Leonardo’s contributor network by attracting authors from historically underrepresented demographics including Brown, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; people of marginalized gender; geographically underrepresented practitioners; and additional marginalized groups.

Maryland State Arts Council – Creativity Grants

Deadline: rolling

Creativity Grants for Projects strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations and provide opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. Intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, this option is available for independent artists, as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program. Applicants must be an Independent Artist, or an arts-related organization in operation for one year or more and within grant income requirements, and identify a specific event, activity or project to occur within the applicable time frame. Funding amount is $1000 – $3500.

NYC Percent for Art Directory

Deadline: rolling

The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program makes art accessible and visible throughout our city, one of the world’s cultural capitals. Public art serves as an expression of the community, as well as a landmark. These public sites provide an important venue for all New Yorkers and visitors to appreciate artwork outside the traditional museum or gallery setting. Percent for Art projects are site-specific and engage a variety of media-painting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure, or architecture. The Program commissions artists of all races and backgrounds that reflect the diversity of New York City. These projects demonstrate how art that is integrated into its site enhances civic architecture and a wide range of public spaces.

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring

Deadline: rolling

Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring is a five-year grant and mentorship program for film composers of diverse ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and abilities that are historically underrepresented in film composition. The fund assists projects currently in production where additional support and/or mentoring would be beneficial to film composers who are at a pivotal point in their career in which the project will help them break through to the next stage of their profession. The aim of this fund is to support costs that will enhance and help deliver the music score for a narrative or documentary film which is already in production in the US. With each of the grants we award, we hope to: strengthen the composer’s ability to highlight their project as a springboard for the next step in their career; improve composers’ working conditions to maximize creativity and inspiration; help improve the production values of the film as a whole. It is envisaged that grants averaging $20,000 will be given to 4 to 6 film composers per year.

The Sidewalk Video Gallery

Deadline: rolling

Fountain Street has created a public viewing gallery for video and other digital media art. Exhibitions of short, silent, experimental work are displayed year-round, 24/7, on two 50” monitors facing out from gallery windows at sidewalk level. The programming is intended to promote diversity and include a broad array of artists, styles, thematic content, and levels of experience. In addition to open calls for work, there will be numerous opportunities for guest artists and guest curators, as well as partnerships with local educational and community-focused arts organizations interested in exhibiting digital work in this new public venue.

Stochastic Labs

Deadline: rolling

Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

Your Call – Solo Exhibition Opportunity

Deadline: rolling

Are you a visual artist looking to expand your portfolio by having a solo exhibit of your work? This call for art is for you! We are looking for artists with a sizeable body of work to feature them for a solo show. This call will be open through 2021, and we will select artists on a rolling basis. We are primarily looking for emerging artists, but all applicants will be considered. The months we plan to host these solo shows are still to be determined, however, June – October 2021 are the current possibilities. You may apply up to 3 times.

Window 26 Call for submissions

Deadline: rolling

Window 26 is a small local projection experiment taking place the second weekend of every month in the front window of a Butcher’s Hill townhome in Baltimore. It’s a way of sharing art in a public space that’s intimate yet at a safe distance. Time-based media artists of all stripes are invited to submit work for this series of programmed nights of projection this fall and winter. Artists who do not work in time-based media, but have some interesting ideas of how to work with the site are also encouraged to submit ideas.

Red Sand Project Open Call

Deadline: rolling

Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that uses sidewalk interventions, earthwork installations, and convenings to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation. This call seeks artists to create a Red Sand Project installation at a location of your choice, using any material other than red sand.