Artist Opportunity Listings


NewCourtland Fellowship 2017

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: April 10

Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia in either Summer or Fall 2017.


Visiting Curator 2017- Leeza Ahmady

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: April 17 

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and director of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW).


Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: April 28

This opportunity offers area artists unprecedented access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, impressive grounds and the Delaware River.




Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications: Fishtown Recreation Center

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: March 29

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $37,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for Fishtown Recreation Center. This commission is part of the $1.5 million Lederer Pool Replacement at Fishtown Recreation Center by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.


Dance With the Bride: Fool's Night Out



Donate work to the Painted Bride's Annual Fundraiser, Fool's Night Out! A gala night filled with food, drinks, dancing, silent auctions, and a slew of other fun stuff jampacked with excitement and local artistry.




OUT OF CONTEXT is a curated online exhibition showcasing work with a new understanding of visual language by removing it from its intended statement, setting or circumstance. As part of Philly Tech Week 2017 (April 28th – May 6th), this project is seeking artists whose technology-based works define the phrase “out of context.” Websites, software, apps, twitter feeds, any tech-based works that accomplish this with tech, through tech or in contrast to tech. Work must be hosted on the web. Open to all artists!

NO submission fee. There will be a $20 participation fee for selected artists. Send complete submissions to


The Philadelphia Postcard Project: Crossing Boundaries

Philadelphia, PA


Da Vinci Art Alliance invites the public to participate in a public art project in conjunction with its May exhibit Crossing Boundaries, featuring the work of 6 immigrant artists who live in Philadelphia, several of them in South Philadelphia. The exhibit runs from May 3- 24. People from around the world are sending us 250 postcards on the theme. One of each postcard will be exhibited on the wall. We will have the boxes of postcards available to the public until they dwindle down to zero. ALL ARTISTS are invited to send in postcards.



New York, NY


Juror: Peter Colon, DC Moore Gallery, NYC. 

The gallery represents nationally and internationally known contemporary artists working in diverse media including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, as well as important estates and foundations.


Call for Entries: Vessels, Juried Exhibition

Harrisburg, PA


From Friday May 12 through Sunday August 6, 2017 the Susquehanna Art Museum will present Vessels, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault. Works selected for this exhibition will consider the functions and possibilities of a vessel, both visually and conceptually. These works may include, but are not limited to: ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, and graphic design.


Call for Entries: Artists for Truth ​ Benefit Exhibition

Baltimore, MD

DEADLINE: April 10

AFT is now accepting submissions for the Artists for Truth benefit exhibition, taking place June 2 – 23, 2017 at SpaceCamp Gallery at 16 West North Avenue in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District. The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in two and three-dimensional media.


CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art for the Cash Poor

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: April 24

An annual block-party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere, Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below. Includes live music, great food, and libations. Average attendance is 2,000 visitors on Saturday + Sunday each day.


Cerulean Arts' 5th Annual Juried Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: April 28

Cerulean Arts is now accepting entries for it's 5th Annual Juried Exhibition to be held June 21 - July 29, 2017.  This year's juror is Rachel McCay, art historian and Assistant Curator at Woodmere Art Museum.


TSC Juried Art Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA


The Spayed Club is pleased to present our 2017 Juried Art Exhibition! Art school students, emerging artists, and professional artists are all encouraged to apply. 100% of your entry fees and commission on any works sold will benefit the animals whose lives The Spayed Club helps to save every single day. One accepted artist will receive a Best In Show Prize, and an opening reception with wine and refreshments will be held on Friday, June 2. It’s free and open to the public.



Chelsea, NY


Artists enrolled in an MFA program within the last three years. Eligible works: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, sculpture, photography, installations and computer-generated art. Juror: Dorothea Rockburne, Artist, Guggenheim Fellow, Collections: MOMA, MMA, The Guggenheim Museum, etc.


Call for 2018 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA


Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 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.



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!


Residency, Fellowship, Award & Grant Opportunities 

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize

DEADLINE: August 31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.




The Handwork Studio is on the search for a Studio Instructor and a Community Events Coordinator. This crafty, dynamic person believes a job is to inspire and create, and smiles are part of the uniform!

Studio Instructors will lead after school and weekend classes in the Narberth Studio Location. This is approximately a 15 hour per week commitment during the school year. Weekday and weekend hours required.

Events Coordinators will be out and about in the community meeting and greeting families and creating crafts with kids at different events throughout the Philadelphia region. Approximately 20 hours a month. Weekend hours required. Access to a vehicle and valid driver's liscnese required. Apply at



Manayunk Studio space for rent. 215+ square feet (14.6’ x 15’) with utility sink, half bathroom, and storage closet. Located on ground floor of home with central heat/air-conditioning and offers separate entrance, ample street parking (no permit needed), access to shared backyard with patio, and option to rent attached 200 square foot storage/workshop space.  Walking distance to multiple bus routes, SEPTA Norristown line, Ridge Avenue business district, Manayunk’s Main Street, and close to route 76.  For more information please email . Available immediately: $400/month plus utilities. 

The Loom / Amber St. Studios in Port Richmond, 3240 Collins St., Philadelphia, PA 19134. For information contact Nicole at or (215) 300-3561.


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March 16
April 30, 2017
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103