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Calls for Artists

Residencies, Fellowships, Grants

Art Jobs & Internships

Studio Space



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.


• Send email to 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

about FRIEDA

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 

Call for Artists: America250PA

The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America250PA) was established by the legislature and Governor in 2018 to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the United States, Pennsylvania’s integral role in that event, and the impact of its people on the nation’s past, present, and future.

America250PA is now accepting design submissions from Pennsylvania artists for the ‘Bells Across PA’ art series to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the United States in 2026. The selected artists will execute their designs on fiberglass bell sculptures. These bells will be adorned and magically transformed by local artists and sponsored by businesses or individuals as part of America250PA's efforts to celebrate the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the United States. Our goal is at least one bell in each of the 67 counties across Pennsylvania. We hope for many more!

‘Bells Across PA’ is open to all PENNSYLVANIA artists and groups from the acclaimed to the amateur.  Painters, sculptors, artisans, multi-media artists, and other wildly creative people are encouraged to apply. Each commissioned bell will receive one honorarium of $1250.00.

The America250PA Commission looks forward to seeing your designs! Additional project info will be announced via our social media.  Please follow us below for updates.





Call for Artists & Photographers - $550.00 Innovate Grants
DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 1oth, 2021
 is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit 

supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

Apply at 


PHDC Seeks Experienced Artists for NEW RFQ

Deadline to apply: June 10th, 2021 at 5:00 PM

PHDC’s Percent for Art Program and the University of Pennsylvania seek to commission a high quality, original, and site-specific public artwork that is integrated with the building’s design. The 34th Street corridor is a popular pedestrian route and Chestnut Street a major arterial for cars and cyclists through the city, making the site highly visible to a wide variety of travelers. This prominent corner is an opportunity for the artwork to respond to this site and contribute to an engaging and inviting public environment for all.
The goal of this project is to create artwork that makes the approach to this building welcoming and inclusive to all neighbors, Philadelphians, students, and visitors. Artists and artist teams, potentially including landscape architects, with experience generating high-quality works of public art are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be Philadelphia-based in order to be eligible but should have a strong focus on community engagement and cultural sensitivity of the location when considering this project.
All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to  with “Penn Data Science Building Public Art RFQ” in the subject line. Questions will only be accepted until May 7, 2021 (5/7/21). Questions and/or requests for additional information and PHDC’s responses to them will be posted on the PHDC website.
Applicants must submit their application no later than June 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM; absolutely no application will be accepted after that time.
To learn more and to apply, please visit: .
Velocity Fund Grants for Philadelphia Artists - $5000 or $2500
Deadline: June 14, 2021
No fee to .
The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize new collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5,000. It is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse.
Learn more at one of our upcoming .
The Velocity Fund was established in 2018 with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program which aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country.  It is administered by Philadelphia Contemporary.

Call for Pennsylvanian Artists - Commissions for Penn State Health


Penn State Health is seeing applications from qualified artists, to be considered for commissions of artwork and artwork purchase, installing in June 2022, at the Penn State Health Lancaster medical center in Lancaster, PA, currently under construction. Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is a community medical center serving patients and families in south central Pennsylvania. The approximately 341,000-square-foot- facility will include maternity, medical surgical, emergency, radiology, operating and ICU units and support services with a total of 153 inpatient rooms. The art is intended to engage patients, family members and staff of all ages and diverse backgrounds. We encourage art that is interactive, narrative and timeless. With opportunities for artwork in a wide variety of mediums including original art, oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, mixed media art, glass, mosaics, wall sculpture, fabric art, collages, and photography, existing and commissioned artwork will be considered. Art will be placed in corridors, meditation spaces, waiting and consultation rooms, patient rooms, and a variety of other public areas. This Call for Artists includes artworks ranging from $150 to $25,000. 

Please visit the Call for Artist project website for the online application:  for all information, including the most up-to-date version of the Call for Artists, the application form, and instructions. Applications will be acepted through the project website starting at April 21, 2021 and ending on June 14, 2021 at 5:00p.m. (EST). 

 Please submit any questions concerning this Call for Artists to: 

Call for Entries – 96th ANNUAL International Competition 

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. Open to local, national and international artists, The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting the use of photography and/or printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.  

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

A wide variety of exhibition, museum acquisition, cash and material prizes are provided by supporters of the ANNUAL to be awarded to Semifinalists and Finalists. 

Jurors: Ana Casas Broda, artist, educator, editor and co-director of Hydra + Fotografía and Dr. Kelli Morgan, independent curator, educator and social justice activist

Reduced Entry Fee for 2021: $35 (up to five single images or videos)

View Prospectus and Enter Online: 


Call for Entries – HOT SUMMER CITY: Street Photography Exhibition w/ Special Guest Curator Rafael Fuchs 

Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA: Lawrenceville. Home to celebrated artists, most notably Andy Warhol, the former steelmaking capital is now referred to as "the Paris of Appalachia" due to its deep connections to the arts and world-class museums. 

Vestige Concept Gallery is seeking street photography that captures the essence of urban life in the summertime. Summer is an intense and multifaceted season that brings joy, freedom, and social opportunities. When we think of representing the season through photography we envision intense warmth, deep shadows, and/or depictions of late nights, summer fun, and enjoying being outdoors. We are also interested in work that captures the dark side of summer: oppressive heat, urban blight, and the struggle to keep cool, hustle and survive. The show will be Special Guest Curated by Rafael Fuchs. 

More info can be found

Call for Entries - Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale

Deadline to Apply: July 6th, 2021

Art Ability is now accepting applications from April 15 to July 6, 2021 for our annual juried exhibition and sale. Art Ability offers a unique and accessible opportunity for artists with physical, cognitive, hearing and visual disabilities to display and sell their work. Based at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Art Ability is the largest collection of artworks by people with disabilities in the nation. It is free to enter. For more information visit


Apply for the 2021 JRACraft Chrysalis Artist Award in Metal

DEADLINE TO APPLY: august 1st, 2021

JRACraft is seeking applications from emerging metal artists for our 2021 Chrysalis Award. The awardee will receive a $5,000 award, a trip to Washington, DC and the opportunity to present their work at a JRACraft event.


Call for Entries: 15th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit 2021

All photographers are invited to enter Media Arts Council's 15th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit (PhotoEx).

The theme for 2021 is: "Balance." Photos may depict any subject matter in any location, provided they reflect the theme. Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM, Saturday August 21, 2021.

Balance: What does it mean to you?
Symmetrical balance displays one half of the image as nearly identical to the other. Asymmetrical balance draws the viewer’s attention across the image, and relies on the weight of color, tone, or conceptual meanings to achieve the stability of balance. Consider the various ways you can incorporate the stable concept of "Balance" in your photographic submissions, with your unique interpretations for the PhotoEx 2021 Juried Exhibition.

View the complete rules and submission form at:

2021 Foundwork Artist Prize | $10,000 Juried Grants with Studio Visits and Interviews

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 10th, 2021

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work.

The jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize includes leading international curators, gallerists, educators, and artists:

- Vanessa Carlos: Founder: Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London, Founder: CONDO international gallery collaborative

- Qu Chang: Independent Curator and Art Historian: Hong Kong and Shenzhen, former Curator: Para Site, Hong Kong

- Bridget Donahue: Owner and Director, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York

- Cédric Fauq: Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Incoming Chief Curat, CAPC Musee Bordeaux

- Thomas Lawson: Artist, Dean of the School of Art, CalArts, Valencia; Editor-in-Chief, East of Borneo

- Thiago de Paula Souza: Independent Curator, São Paulo; Co-Curator, 2021 Frestas Triennial of Arts, Sorocaba, São Paulo; curatorial team, 10th Berlin Biennale

The Foundwork Artist Prize is open to artists residing in any location worldwide with limited exceptions. Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules on Foundwork for instructions, terms and conditions. If you have further questions, please email

Foundwork membership costs $4 per month and can be canceled at any time. To be eligible for the 2021 prize, artists will need to have a profile on the Foundwork website, with at least 6 artworks published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5:00 pm PT, October 10, 2021 through 5:00 pm PT, November 30, 2021. Visit to register and contact Adam Yokell at if you have any questions. 




Deadline: July 30, 2021

Exhibit Dates: Fall Exhibitions 2021

Title: Platform Project

Venue: Pentimenti Gallery - Outdoor Installation

Eligibility: All submissions must represent recently completed works.


Work must be suitable for outdoor installation and must:

1. Be structurally sound, self-standing, and able to move from indoors to outdoors.

2. Take into consideration the safety of the audience.

3. Be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions including but not limited to high winds, temperature changes (both high and low), rain, hail storms, etc.

4. Be able to withstand a high traffic, public walking environment.

5. Be substantially maintenance-free during the exhibition period. 

6. Fit within the dimensions of 4 ft. (height) x 5 ft. (width) x 2 ft. (depth).

7. Weigh no more than 80 lbs.

8. No fee.


It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver the artwork to the specified area of Pentimenti Gallery, 145 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106. Pentimenti Gallery will provide limited equipment and supervision for the placement of the chosen artwork. It will be the responsibility of the artist to supply any specialty tools that may be needed for installation.


Artwork will be for sale during the exhibition period, and the work must remain on-site for the duration of the exhibition.

By submitting to Pentimenti Gallery, the artist agrees to comply with all rules and requirements.


Submission: email resume, statement, list of works, 6 - 8 images at



Phone: 215.625.9990




Viral Imaginations

The Viral Imaginations project is a web-based gallery and archive of current and former Pennsylvanians’ creative responses to the coronavirus pandemic.  The curated galleries feature creative writing and 2D visual art, and are available at:  Submissions are also made directly to the site using forms found on the home page. 

Contact for any questions. 


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.   


Maryland Art Place: Call For Entry: Hotel Indigo

Baltimore, MD

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 on a rolling basis. 


Keystone Property Group: Exhibition Opportunity

Berywn, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Keystone Property Group, a real estate investment company, is looking for artists to display their work for a period of 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 



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  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. 


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.  .


Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy: Call for Creative Talent

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

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.


Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

In March 2020, Arts Administrators of Color set up an Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & art administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. As of August 2020, over 12,000 arts leaders have express financial need through the emergency fund application. Arts Administrators of Color Network would like to thank the Howard Gilman Foundation, Spectrasonics, Wendy vanden Heuvel, Dedalus Foundation, Arts, Equity & Education Fund and 4.0 Schools for their support of the fund.

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

Please visit the Arts Administrators of Color website for more information: 


Red Bull Arts Microgrant Program

Direct-funding to artists is essential always, and is particularly critical at this moment. In response to the current socio-political climate, Red Bull Arts is expanding the Detroit Microgrant Program nationally. This initiative directly supports our community of artists through providing unrestricted aid.

The adapted Microgrant program will award two $1000 grants each month to artists in the following 20 cities across the United States: Atlanta, Austin/San Antonio, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Hudson Valley (NY), Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Providence, St Louis, and the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul). These funds are meant to support artists in continuing their work however they see fit in this difficult moment.


Microgrant Program Award Details

On a monthly basis, a lump-sum of $1000 given to two artists in each city

Potential opportunity to share projects through Red Bull Arts social channels

Eligibility and Expectations 

Open to artists aged 18+

Artists must be working or residing within select counties for each city (please review city-specific details via the Apply Now link)

Applicants must be able to receive taxable income in the United States regardless of their citizenship status

Both individual artists and groups can apply. Groups that apply together will collectively receive one $1000 grant

Application Guidelines

Applications are open on a rolling basis

Applicants who have applied in the past and were not selected are encouraged to reapply. There is no requirement to wait a certain amount of time since your last application

You may not apply if you have received a Microgrant in the last six months

Please provide a CV or resume (if you are not able to do so or do not have a CV or resume you may submit without one); a portfolio of 1-4 examples of your work; and a letter of purpose which states why the Microgrant is important to you now and how it will impact your work


Artist-in-Residence Opportunity with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney

Philadelphia, PA

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 explores the human toll of incarceration and that highlight the importance of creating alternatives to our current system.


Artist Grant

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. .             


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. 


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 initiatives and public or social practice art projects. .


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. .


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.


WOO Relief Funding

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until funds are depleted. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Leeway has established a secondary branch of the Window of Opportunity (WOO) grant, focused on supporting grantees impacted by COVID-19. 

The Window of Opportunity (WOO) Relief Fund will distribute unrestricted grants, up to $1000, to Leeway grant and award recipients experiencing financial hardship from loss of income and creative opportunities as a direct result of the COVID-10 crisis. 


Leeway Foundation grantees who are current residents of Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County who have lost income, work, and/or creative opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, including:

  • Canceled events, performances, exhibitions, conferences, readings, speaking engagements, etc. 
  • Teaching artists who could not teach during this time because of canceled class and school closures 
  • Artists and cultural produces who, themselves, chose to cancel events because they had safety/medical concerns - or are a part of an at-risk immunocompromised community.

Artists' Fellowship, Inc. Financial Aid

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement, or unexpected extreme hardship. 

How to apply for financial assistance: If you are in need of emergency assistance, click to go to the online application. If you are unable to fill out an application online, contact the office by email at

Please visit the Artists' Fellowship, Inc. website to learn more:


The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

This program has no deadlines. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the Directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

Second-party requests are honored only when the applicant is physically unable to communicate with the Foundation. Review procedures for completed applications begin as soon as they are received. Full review generally takes about four weeks from the time an application is complete. Situations with imminent deadlines will receive priority.

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


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. 


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. 


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. 


Fleisher Art Memorial: Community Partnerships in the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling


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.


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 ceilings, 6ft windows. Equipped with T-8 lighting, radiator heat and access 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


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. 


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 to schedule a tour!


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

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The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103