Artist Opportunity Listings

CFEVA Opportunities 

Glen Foerd Artist in Residence 2019

237 S. 18th Street The Barclay, 3A

Deadline: April 19, 2019

Glen Foerd Artist in Residence 2019 The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with Glen Foerd on the Delaware, is pleased to invite artists to apply to become Glen Foerd's Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Once selected the Artist in Residence will have from June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2020 to complete their residency. This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, impressive grounds and the Delaware River. This is an amazing opportunity for artists across mediums and especially targeted to artists that have an interest in historic collections, architecture, environmental art, public engagement, Philadelphia history, historic homes and riverways.

Apply to become Glen Foerd's Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware! Apply here. 

2019 Visiting Curator Exhibition

Curator: Sophia Marisa Lucas

Exhibition: August-September 2019  

Deadline: April 26, 2019       

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Sophia Marisa Lucas, Assistant Curator, Queens Museum (Queens, NY). Of the applicants, 10 to 25 artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. One to three of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery.

The Visiting Curator Program allows CFEVA to showcase the abundance of talented artists from our region to a curator who is not yet familiar with our artist community. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for the artists we serve and provide beneficial new leads for noteworthy curators. 

Sophia Marisa Lucas is Assistant Curator at the Queens Museum, where she recently organized Queens International 2018: Volumes, the eighth iteration of the museum's biannual exhibition of Queens-based artists. 

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community. The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design. 

Artists will be asked to provide a resume, artist statement, image list and 5 images. The total application fee is $25 (this includes the fee to use Slideroom). Artists must reside within 100 miles of Philadelphia and must not currently be a student.
To apply please visit

For more information please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at (215) 546-7775 x11 or [email protected].


Call for Entries 


Era Contemporary/ The Art of Performance

The Art of Performance is an event that celebrates both the visual arts, and the performing arts.  We will have a curated art exhibition of paintings that relate to the performing arts, and also a special 35 minute performance by actors from the Actor’s Lab drawing from material that deals with themes of visual arts. To find out more about the Actor’s Lab, click here.  In this unique exchange we honor and give vibrance to both art forms.

Deadline to submit your work digitally: March 16

Wayne, PA

Cause Village

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Roc Nation and Made in America Festival invite you to submit an art concept for the opportunity to design and paint a letter in the CAUSE VILLAGE Sign to be displayed at Made in America 2019.


March 11, 2019 at 10:00 am EST and ending on March 24, 2019 at 10:00 am EST


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local to the Greater Philadelphia region (Philadelphia + 5 surrounding counties)

DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks regional designers and design companies to submit innovative, high quality products or design solutions that make life better. We are looking to support designers and companies that are ready to grow and promote products that reflect the business’s scalability.



Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 30, 2019

The PPAC is now taking applications for their 2019-2020 Artist Residency Program. Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, waived hourly printer and scanner rental fee, $1,500 credit towards ink and paper usage fees at eh Artist Lab, as well as a month long residency. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

To learn more and/or apply, click here.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education


The emerald ash borer arrived in the United States in the midwest in 2002. Since that time, it has rapidly decimated many forests, resulting in the death of millions of ash trees. With a 99% kill rate, it will sweep through the area like a wave and wipe out all of Philadelphia’s ash trees in the next 5-10 years. The emerald ash borer was first seen at the Schuylkill Center in Summer 2018, and extensive clearing of impacted (and soon to be impacted) ash trees has begun on the property.

The Schuylkill Center is seeking artists to create new artworks out of dead and dying ash trees on the Schuylkill Center property due to the emerald ash borer.  The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm.  Please visit this website for details: 


Create! Magazine & Paradigm Gallery+Studio

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 31, 2019

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

Learn more and submit here. 


Create! Magazine: May International Issue and Gallery Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the May print issue curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio. Selected artists will be published in our international print issue. In addition, select published artists will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in 2020 in Philadelphia. To find out more and for submission information click here!


The Schuylkill Center: We All Fall Down

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 31, 2019

The Schuylkill Center is seeking artists to create new artworks out of dead and dying ash trees on the Schuylkill Center property. This material will be made available to artists to create new works that call attention and educate about the emerald ash borer and other threats to Philadelphia’s trees.  This project will make use of this unfortunate opportunity to make the impacts of this invasive insect more visible and understandable to people who might not know it is an issue. Site-specific sculpture opportunities are also available. For more information click here!


First Street Gallery

Chelsea, NY

Deadline: April 2

Open to artists residing in the U.S. 18 yrs. or older. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include ORIGINAL oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in any medium.  No video, film, installation, giclées or similar reproductions. Contact [email protected] or visit


FREIDA Call for Artists: 3 Person Show HOME

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: April 15, 2019

FRIEDA is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions throughout the year in our Philadelphia space to celebrate art that spans generations. Opportunities are available for established or emerging artists who live or work within the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE and Washington, D.C.).

Open call for 2 and 3 dimensional artwork (Photo, print, painting, sculpture, ...) related to the theme HOME. For more information click here.


FREIDA Call for Artists: Group Show VOICES

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: April 15, 2019

FRIEDA is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions throughout the year in our Philadelphia space to celebrate art that spans generations. Opportunities are available for established or emerging artists who live or work within the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE and Washington, D.C.).

Open call for 2 and 3 dimensional artwork (Photo, print, painting, sculpture, ...) related to the theme VOICES. To learn more click here.


 Our 8th Annual Open Call!


Win a solo exhibition in Summer 2019!


Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use of our small gallery space. Learn More


Applications due by Tuesday, April 30th, at 11:59pm EST. Applications should include


Philadelphia Sculptors 

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Philadelphia Sculptors seeks artists to create temporary outdoor floating sculptural installations for our exhibition Flow. The intent of the exhibition is to unite art with the river, and with the Museum's mission and programming. 

For more information and to apply click here 


Off the Wall Gallery @ Dirty Frank's

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: May 9 - at midnight

To mark history and make the future, we seek outstanding 2D, 3D and multimedia work from LGBTQIA+ artists in our community. All creative media qualify. 2D entries cannot exceed combined dimensions (height+width) of 48” and 3D entries must easily fit in our secure case. While all artwork created through the lens of queerness is an act of resistance, our jury may prioritize submissions that speak directly to themes such as resistance, identity, the empowerment of people who create together and Queer culture. For more information visit our facebook page Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's


The Hopper Prize

Deadline: May 21st

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. 

It is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media. For more information and how to apply, click here. 


The Velocity Fund

Philadelphia, PA

Applications open: March 11

Deadline: June 7

The Velocity Fund directly supports artists throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. These projects should be experimental in nature and explore collaborative processes between artistic genres, leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse. 


We have a series of upcoming information sessions to support those with questions about the application process. A list of these sessions can be found here. Additionally, we are happy to answer any of your questions by email at [email protected]


Second State Press

Philadelphia, PA

Summer Application Deadline: March 15th

Fall Application Deadline: July 15th

The Fob Holder program is designed to be a unique & competitive opportunity for artists to have unlimited access to the workspace in exchange for working 12 hours a week for SSP. Each of the Fob Holders are given unlimited access to the facilities, storage for their materials, and exposure to other artists at varying stages in their careers.  Fob holders play a key role in the day-to-day function of SSP by assisting other members, making sure that the shop runs smoothly, and managing the monitor schedule.  They are ambassadors to the shop and are knowledgeable in various printmaking processes. For more information and how to apply, click here. 

PxP Contemporary


PxP Contemporary is an online platform which will connect collectors with high-quality, affordable artworks. We believe in transparent pricing, building meaningful relationships with our clients, providing exceptional customer service and above all, supporting the talented artists who we will work with and represent. Learn More


Ends on June 30, 2019


Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 12

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informational tours/ conversations give the artist a chance to experience the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations. Click here to apply.


Superfine Applicants now open: Galleries and Solo Artists

New York City, NY

Brick-and-mortar and online galleries curating and representing visual artists. Superfine! galleries represent the cutting edge in new contemporary art while still fostering accessibility via transparent pricing, thoughtful spread of sizes and price points, and diverse, artist-forward programs. Solo, artist-run booths. For artists who work with or are represented by galleries, we encourage you to discuss the opportunity with your gallery prior to submitting. Superfine! solo artists may range from emerging to mid-career, but share a consistent commitment to quality and professionalism in their work, presentation, and sales approach. Learn more. 


Opening for Gallery Representation at Twenty-Two Gallery

Philadelphia, PA

Twenty-Two Gallery is an artist membership gallery offering 2 types of memberships to a limited number of selected artists. Our program is less burdensome on artists and offers them a better selling envirnonment than “corporate galleries.” Sitting Membership- a $125 per month member fee and a low 15% commission will apply. Artists must gallery sit one day per month. Artist’s work is shown year round in the member area of the gallery and artist is offered a solo show every 1.5- 2 years. Non-Sitting Membership- a $175 per month member fee. Same thing as “sitting membership” but NO  gallery sitting is required. Click here to learn more.


Keystone Property Group: Exhibition Opportunity

Berywn, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Keystone Property Group, a real estate investment company, is a looking for artists to display their work for a period 6 months in one of our premier office locations. This is a great opportunity for an artist to show his or her work in a prominent location with the chance to have his or her work sold. We are looking for colorful, modern pieces to fill the rotunda of one of our office buildings. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Ashley Millwood at (610) 227-1062 or by email at [email protected].



Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work to take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call. Please outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Email submissions and any questions to [email protected] with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!


OPEN SUBMISSIONS the Woven Tale Press Internet Magazine

East Setauket, NY

Deadline: Rolling

The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine.  The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs.  The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, and experimental.  We pride ourselves on being electric. Learn More.


Little Berlin Open Call for New Members

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Little Berlin, a collective of artists and curators committed to experimental and innovative programming and exhibitions, is seeking new members. Little Berlin places an emphasis on curation and programming: members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond the art practices of individual member.  Learn More.


Residencies, Fellowships, & Grants


Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: March 15

Wayfarers is now accepting applications for our 6th annual Summer Artist in Residence Program. Learn more.



PAAM's The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant


The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations. Today, PAAM continues to offer an ever-changing line-up of world-class exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and cultural events.WHO: U.S. painters aged 45 years or older at the time of application. A need for financial support must be clear and demonstrated. Applications must be submitted by an individual working artist or collaborators in an artist group; organizations cannot apply. FIELD: Painting. For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various wet media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, pastels, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (i.e. mixing acrylics with oil paints). Learn More


Deadline- April 1, 2019





Artist Grant



Founded 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. WHO: Visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world. Learn More


DEADLINE: There are four grant cycle deadlines per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.





Maryland State Arts Council

Baltimore, MD

Creativity Grant Applications are now open for eligible activities occurring within Fiscal Year 2019 (March 15, 2019 - June 30, 2019). Please note: Applications for eligible activities beginning in FY20 (starting July 1, 2019) can be submitted after April 1.

Please read the guidelines thoroughly prior to completing the application to confirm eligibility and timeline. Please contact Dana Parsons at [email protected] with any questions. 


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

New York, NY

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency. To apply, visit



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. WHO: U.S. artists who have been impacted due to natural or man-made disasters FIELD: Painting, sculpture, or drawing DEADLINE: Applications are accepted throughout the year, starting January 1, 2019. Learn more



Awesome Foundation Grant


Deadline - Rolling—monthly grants offered.


A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice art projects. Learn more


Sustainable Arts Foundation Award Program


The Sustainable Arts Foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide. The foundation offers unrestricted cash awards and residency grants to artists and writers with families -- specifically, at least one child under the age of 18. Learn more


DEADLINE: Check back later for the 2019 grant cycle announcement. (The 2018 grant application cycle ran in the month of August.)


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant


Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.  WHO: U.S. artists FIELD: Visual and performing arts. Learn More

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline



Pajama Factory

Artists spend 8 weeks creating, communing, and exploring in the expansive 300,000 square feet of the Pajama Factory - a rehabilitated historic factory complex with authentic charm and endless possibility. Throughout the residency, artists have unlimited access to resources including a knowledgeable staff, local artist network, and Pajama Factory studios - a photo lab, clay studio, woodshop, printing and fiber arts studio, and shared studio space. The Pajama Factory located in Williamsport, PA, invites artists to apply to the 2019 Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residency (AIR) Program.Artists of all disciplines, career levels, and localities are encouraged to apply to this multidisciplinary, immersive residency. The 2019 deadline to apply is 11:59PM (EST) on Monday, April 15th, 2019. Artists can apply online at or via mail to 1307 Park Avenue, Box 10 Williamsport, PA 17701. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Selected artists will be notified by Saturday, April 20th, 2019. Learn more


Wayne Art Center – 2019 Regional Juried Spring Open



Open to legal residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC, Wayne Art Center’s Juried Regional Spring Open invites eligible artists to submit up to four pieces of original artwork in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry or fiber. Learn more



34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition


This year’s Chelsea International Fine Art Competition awards offer participating artists a wide range of opportunities and prizes specifically chosen to promote the selected artists and enhance their careers. The 34th competition is proving to be one of the biggest yet and an opportunity artists should not miss. The 2019 competition exhibition is scheduled to take place at the street-level space of Agora Gallery at 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, NYC, from August 10 to August 20, 2019. Elegant yet welcoming, the street-level gallery spans 4,000 square feet and features 14 to 18 foot ceilings, a skylight viewing area, and wide windows facing the street. Learn more

deadline: Tuesday, March 12, 2019




Art Jobs & Internships 

Bloomberg Arts Internship

Philadelphaia, PA

Deadline: March 30

The 2019 Bloomberg Arts Internship Program-Philadelphia is a unique city wide seven-week internship opportunity for public school students entering their senior year of high school. The Cultural Alliance and its partners place 50 exceptional students in positions at more than two dozen organizations across Philadelphia, immersing them in the inner-workings of an arts and culture org, and providing valuable professional development.

Students pair their internship work with a rigorous college readiness and professional development curriculum. This year, for the first time, the Alliance will coordinate with worksites to create intern projects, linking classroom lessons with workplace experience. For more information visit or email [email protected].


Village Youth: Village Industries Part Time Creative Jobs

Philadelphia, PA

At The Village, we believe your after-school job should help create your future. Part-time paid positions with Village Industries will help prepare teens for work or study in the Creative Economy. Teens work alongside professional artists to create projects for Philly-based clients and causes. Work in music production, photo, journalism, event planning, ceramics, & more. Learn more.


Village Youth: Impact Studios

Philadelphia, PA

Learn & build with top local artists in music production, podcasting, fashion design, photography, and more. When you join Impact Studios at you get to work with Philly’s top artists, designers, and activists. You’ll create professional quality projects, performances, and exhibits, and travel to local galleries, attend VIP performances, and tour private creative agencies. Learn more.


Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Intern

Philadelphia, PA

The intern will split their time between the Communications and Environmental Art departments, offering a broad range of exposure and experience to a motivated and engaged student. The intern will gain a keen education in visual arts administration, the field of environmental art, and the power of art to connect people with nature and educate on environmental topics. The intern will concurrently gain experience in nonprofit marketing and communications, including mission-driven communications and graphic design. This is an excellent position to gain foundational office and research skills within a dynamic, unique, and successful not-for-profit organization. Learn more.


Schuylkill Center Environmental Art and Communications Intern

Philadelphia, PA

The intern will split their time between the Communications and Environmental Art departments, offering a broad range of exposure and experience to a motivated and engaged student. The intern will gain a keen education in visual arts administration, the field of environmental art, and the power of art to connect people with nature and educate on environmental topics. The intern will concurrently gain experience in nonprofit marketing and communications, including mission-driven communications and graphic design. This is an excellent position to gain foundational office and research skills within a dynamic, unique, and successful not-for-profit organization. The intern will work closely with staff in the environmental art department on projects related to our ongoing exhibition program and innovative LandLab residency program. Likewise, the intern will work closely with staff in the communications department on projects related to communications and marketing related to all programs and departments. These are both small departments and the intern will work closely with department leaders. Learn more.

Studio Space

Ongoing Studio Opportunity: The Studios @ 2202 Alter (also known as octo studio) South Philadelphia, just below Washington Ave. Studio sizes range from 200-1200 sf and are spread over 3 floors Complete with hardwood floors, 10ft cielings, 6ft windows. Equipped with T-8 lighting, radiator heat and acess to shared washroom with utility sink and toilet. Close to public transportation (Septa Route 7 & 64 buses). On-street parking available. For more info please contact River Algiers: (215) 893-8812 or at [email protected]. Learn more.


Philadelphia PA

My name is Genevieve Geer and I am opening a hybrid space that is a glass studio/ retail / gallery, and most importantly, houses four small 10x10 studios, that we are renting for $285. This covers rent, electric, ac and internet. Each studio is private, and secure. We created these spaces to fill a gap in the Philadelphia studio market. Most studios that are safe and warm or cool start at $600 plus utilities. We think these high rents are a trend in Philadelphia that is completely unsupportive to artists, and is driven by developers looking solely to make a buck. Happy to have artists in the neighborhood, but do nothing to sustain them. We think these small inexpensive spaces are a necessity for a healthy creative city, and we want to set an example! We are looking for a nice combination of artists for our first rentals- hopefully for December 1st. Learn more 

Utility Works Creative Community: We are just getting started so there are several studio spaces available. Studios from $125/month and Hot Desks from $100/month. Visit for more information or 610.745.4013 or email at [email protected] to schedule a tour!

Do you have an opportunity that you would like to share with our community? Send a message here

February 15
June 30, 2019
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103