Manayunk Arts Festival:
4312 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
The 31st annual Manayunk Arts Festival is now accepting applications. The Manayunk Arts Festival is the tri-state area’s largest outdoor, juried arts and crafts festival. We look forward to celebrating over three decades of presenting an eclectic variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country. Nearly 150,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will fill historic Main Street Manayunk on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.
Each year, we receive an exciting and unique pool of artisans and our jury is faced with the challenge of selecting 300 artists. We hope you will consider applying as we think your work will make a great addition to our 31st festival! The application and more details can be found here:
Feel free to use the coupon code JURY200 at checkout to waive the jury fee. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Should you have any questions about the application or the festival, please don’t hesitate to reach out to festival organizer, Megan Douress, at email@example.com. We hope to see your application soon!
Wharton Esherick Museum 27th Annual Juried Woodworking Exhibition
2020 Theme: Wood and...
Deadline: July 1, 2020
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Percent for Art Opportunity
Project Budget: $400,000
Deadline for Submissions: March 17, 2020
The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $400,000 competition to commission an artist-designed fence adjacent to the Flat Rock Dam. This commission is part of the Flat Rock Dam renovation project by the Philadelphia Water Department and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Click here for more information.
The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “ConTEXT III,” an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. The power of words cannot be overstated. We ask artists ‘What happens when the visual arts and literary arts are fused?’
Runs May 8, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Deadline to enter: March 16th, 2020
Eligibility: Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.
A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered.
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
The Delaplaine Arts Center introduces Graphic Era, a celebration of the graphic arts by digital design and illustration artists from around the U.S.
The juried exhibition will feature a selection of artists who are using illustration to engage larger audiences via social, digital, and print media. Graphic Era introduces visitors to the digital arts and artists who have begun adapting this art form to a new generation and their interests.
Entries – Examples of acceptable entries include (but aren’t limited to): digital images, graphic illustrations, graphic designs, social media art, creative marketing campaigns, digital photo manipulations, infographics, short animations, GIFs, and creative web elements.
All work must have been completed in the last 2 years.
All accepted artwork must be submitted to the Delaplaine as a high resolution digital file (300 dpi) by 5 PM, on Monday, March 9. Artists with accepted works will be sent additional instructions.
: All accepted artwork (with the exception of video files) will be printed in full color and installed by Delaplaine staff. Printable works should be saved as a file for printing on 16″ x 20″ paper. Failure to comply with this requirement may disqualify an entry from the competition. All accepted video works will be presented as a loop on a monitor within the gallery. Each print will be priced and sold at $100, with 50% of the sale going to the artist. Video works will be listed as Not For Sale (NFS).
Packard Group National Exhibition
art exhibition across from the independence national historical park
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.).
FRIEDA asks that selected artists schedule time to engage with our community through a workshop, demonstration or discussion during the exhibition period. No commission is expected from the sale of any art work; any transactions will be handled directly by the artist and the potential buyer.
submission • Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line exhibition + corresponding month. • Attach six (6) numbered JPEG images of work with no more than two (2) detail shots. • Title each JPEG with your last name, first initial and an assigned number. • Include image list with corresponding numbers with your JPEGS. Include title, size, medium and year. • Include resume with mailing address, email address and phone number and artist’s statement. • $25 application fee. You will be contacted by FRIEDA for payment on the phone with credit card.
additional information • FRIEDA reserves the right to refuse any artwork for any reason. • Artwork cannot be removed prior to the exhibition closing date. • Artworks may be reproduced in publications and communications for publicity purposes related to the exhibition and general promotion. Artwork is subject to photography by visitors. Questions, please contact email@example.com
FRIEDA for generations is a modern space that promotes culture, art and design with the goal of bringing together people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. After featuring a number of accomplished artists in various media, FRIEDA is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions scheduled throughout the year. Our space is located in Center City Philadelphia across from the Independence National Historical Park, with exposure to the public seven days a week. Please visit at www.friedaforgenerations.com
The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair is a global fair and platform for emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work directly to buyers, gallerists and curators. The fair has a lively and celebratory atmosphere and the model works well with many artists selling work, gaining gallery representation and recieving offers of commissions, collaborations and proejcts. The Brooklyn fair rns biannually in the Soring and Fall with each edition attracting 14,000 visitors.
Call for 2021 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Deadline: June 17, 2020
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2021 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.
The deadline for proposals is June 17, 2020. For guidelines and to apply, click here.
Feed The Need-Nurturing the Mind, Soul and Body
Date: August 5, 2019- February 29th, 2020
In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia Montessori Charter School (PMCS) and to raise awareness of the importance of a great education and nutrition, PMCS will partner with My Daughter’s Kitchen to create a unique fundraising and awareness opportunity combining the talents of Philadelphia artists, distinguished culinary leaders and educators during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Artists will design a one of a kind lunch box and submit work* to PMCS by February 29, 2020. All lunch boxes will be put on display for the public to vote on their favorite design. Lunch boxes will then be filled with culinary and cultural gift certificates and auctioned off at the PMCS anniversary celebration in April. The winning lunch box will be announced at PMCS’s 15th Anniversary dinner. Learn more.
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
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.
Maryland Art Place: Call For Entry: Hotel Indigo
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. Learn more.
Keystone Property Group: Exhibition Opportunity
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
VOX POPULI CALL FOR PERFORMANCE PROPOSALS
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 with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!
OPEN SUBMISSIONS the Woven Tale Press Internet Magazine
East Setauket, NY
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
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.
Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy: Call for Creative Talent
The Call for Creative Talent is a major part of OACCE’s Arts in Action program, which activates public spaces in Philadelphia’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods with arts and cultural experiences for all. Are you a visual artist, performer, or arts organization serving Philadelphia communities? The Call for Creative Talent is a growing roster of hundreds of creatives currently serving Philadelphia neighborhoods. Submitting information to the year-round Call for Creative Talent guarantees that you will receive information concerning OACCE’s paid Arts in Action opportunities for artists. Submit information about your art-making, dance, film/video, music, theatre and spoken word activities to be considered for future programming. Learn more.
Opening for Gallery Representation at Twenty-Two Gallery
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. Learn more.
Residencies, Fellowships, & Grants
Santa Fe Art Institute – 2021 Residency “Revolution”
Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for our 2021 International Thematic Residency: “Revolution,” which includes our Family Residency Month in July.
Applications Due April 1, 2020.
Applicants must be 25 years old and over.
SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families.
Founded in 1985 by artists for artists, Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate creative leadership, and to invest in community, culture, and place to reimagine a more equitable world. Santa Fe Art Institute offers residencies free of charge to socially engaged, marginalized, and under-represented artists and creative practitioners from across the globe in all stages of their careers.
All of our residencies are offered free of charge to awarded residents.
$35 non-refundable application processing fee.
$150 refundable security deposit upon acceptance.
For more details about our International Thematic Residency Program, eligibility, restrictions, housing and how to apply, please visit: https://sfai.org/residency/thematic-residencies/revolution-residency/
Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP), a public art program committed to generating public impact through artistic processes, is collaborating with Fair and Just Prosecution (FJP) -- which brings together newly elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility -- to create a new artist-in-residence program at the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney.
As Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney, Larry Krasner has garnered national acclaim for his ambitious and progressive efforts to reform Philadelphia’s criminal justice system, working fearlessly to shift the goals and dialogue around criminal justice towards a system that seeks to do justice, enhance accountability and promote alternatives to incarceration and punitive responses. This collaborative team is seeking an artist to participate in a 6 to 9-month residency that will culminate with work(s) of art that explore the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system. learn more.
ACA Master Artists-in-Residence Program
New Smyma Beach, FL
Application Deadline: January 19, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020 – July 18, 2020
The Atlantic Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for Master Artists-in-Residency Program. From June 28- July 18, 2020, spend three weeks developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of internationally renowned masters in visual arts, literature, music composition, and choreography. Participation is limited to 8 people for each Master Artist. Learn more.
Deadline: There are four grant cycle deadlines per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.
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.
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 pkf.org/apply
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.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
DEADLINE: Rolling deadline
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.
MilkCrate Tech Grant
DEADLINE: Rolling deadline
With a mission to empower community leaders globally, MilkCrate offers limited grant programs for selected nonprofits and grassroots communities to give a little extra support. Learn more.
Art Jobs & Internships
Intern Wanted to Assist Photographer
Artist Laurence Salzmann is looking for an intern to help with his photography practice. Interested? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Youth: Village Industries Part Time Creative Jobs
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
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
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.
Fleisher Art Memorial: Community Partnerships in the Arts
The Fleisher’s Teaching Artist works closely with a classroom teacher to design a ten-week curriculum of creative projects that enhance students’ learning in core subjects, like math, science, social studies, and language arts, while developing studio and technical skills in the visual arts. Each year, 345 students are provided with 30 hours of free arts instruction in one of 15 arts-integrated residencies, and given a sketchbook and art-making supplies to keep. At the end of the school year, their work is displayed in Fleisher’s galleries as part of a Young Artists Exhibition, visited by more than 3,500 community members. Learn more.
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@example.com. Learn more.
STUDIO RENTAL IN THE JUGGERNAUT INCUBATOR
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 utility.works/ for more information or 610.745.4013 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour!
Do you have an opportunity that you would like to share with our community? Send a message here.