Call for Artists: Juried Exhibition Series for Early-Career Artists 2021
Deadline: January 6, 2020
4-6 artists are chosen annually for one-person exhibitions in one of two galleries, and new this year, a mixed-use outdoor courtyard with a group catalogue (if funding is available). The 6-7 week long exhibitions will be held January 2021-May 2021. The staff of The Sculpture Center work closely with the artist throughout the development of the exhibition, but do not make studio visits unless requested to do so by the artist.
The Artist develops work for either a 1,000 or 700 sq foot gallery, or a mixed-use outdoor courtyard, none of which can support heavy weight on the walls or from the ceiling. Outdoor work must be able to withstand the elements. The artist is responsible for transportation of the artwork, installation, de-installation, insurance during transportation, provision of exhibition technical equipment, and personal housing, if needed. The Sculpture Center provides limited assistance during installation and de-installation, limited exhibition equipment, fine arts insurance while the artwork is on the premises, all publicity, professional photography of the exhibition, and a catalog (if funding is available). The Sculpture Center provides a small stipend to assist with travel or materials, but cannot provide additional funding. The artist visits The Sculpture Center by fall 2021 and develops a workable installation schedule with the Executive Director. The artist gives an informal artist talk at the opening, which may be a dialogue with another artist of staff member of The Sculpture Center.
For full details, or to apply online, visit www.sculpturecenter.org/callartists
Solo Exhibition with Residency: 2020-21
Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Material Matters residency is open to artists working with materials from Pennsylvania’s history (past, present, or future). Examples of materials include steel, wood, paper, fiber, plastics, glass, electronics, and more.
This short-term AIR program, titled Material Matters, is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions accompanied by five-day residencies: one in late Fall 2020 and one in Winter/Spring 2021.
The selected artists will offer three interactive workshops for groups such as K-12 art educators, veterans, college students, or the general public; a gallery talk; other related public programming that will engage the community, such as lectures or tours, are encouraged. These events offer the opportunity to extend the reach of the exhibit, expand access to the arts for students in our rural area, and strengthen our community through the arts. Programs will be free and open to the public.
The Gallery is located in Williamsport, PA, on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology, a nationally recognized leader in applied technology education.
Artists will have the opportunity to work in the campus Makerspace, which contains 3D printers, Laser cutter, CNC Router, Mig and Tig welding, full woodshop, Bernina sewing machine and serger, and more.
We are also accepting applications for solo exhibitions without accompanying residency for 2020-21 (deadline November 1) and 2021-22 (deadline August 1, 2020).
For full details, or to apply online, visit: https://www.pct.edu/gallery/call-for-artists
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.
Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Fair dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2019
For the second year in a row, Superfine! is coming to Union Market in Washington DC (Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2019). We're inviting cutting-edge, emerging contemporary artists, galleries, and curators to apply for a booth at the foremost artist-driven art fair. An easy, efficient exhibition guided by our expert curators culminates with 6-10,000 unique visitors during the five days of the fair, and 25% of our visitors making a significant ($100-$2,500+) art purchase.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Date: November 8-10, 2019
Sugarloaf returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for its annual crafts festival. Shoppers can expect over 350 artists and crafters as they present their latest handmade creations such as clothing, custom jewelry, home furnishings, and well-stocked specialty food booths. Learn more.
Drawing for Watercolor
Date(s): November 14-21, 2019
This two-day class is for current Watercolor students of El Shackleton. All materials are included. This class is for students aged 18 or older. Learn more.
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
Call for Entries: 10th Annual Self-Published Photo Book Show
Deadline: November 1
PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, magcloud, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25. Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photobooks of any size, format, or style. Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography; and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final. Learn more.
Call for Artists: Off the Wall 2019 at West Windsor Arts Center
Princeton Junction, NJ
Deadline: November 2
Off the Wall will showcase juried artwork in a variety of themes and media offered at prices from $50 to $450. WWAC will be looking for art that will appeal to a broad audience, drawing in WWAC Members as well as the community of the Greater Princeton area during the holiday season. Artwork may be literally taken off the wall at the time of purchase. Learn more.
EXPO 39 (HUNTINGTON, NY) – CALL FOR ARTISTS
Deadline: November 15
b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once. Learn more.
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
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.
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.
215|610 CONTEMPORARY: Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, juried this year by Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA, Jodi Throckmorton. The exhibition is scheduled for November 6–December 13, 2019.
About: The purpose of this annual juried exhibition is to engage the community in regional art and participate in an exchange of ideas and abilities. Artists are invited to bring new life to an age-old method of creating art, building a contemporary definition of their medium. Regional, emerging artists residing in PA, NJ and DE and working in all 2D and 3D media (with the exception of installation and performance) are invited to submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration. The “emerging artist” is an artist that has established a style of working and creates professional work, yet does not have gallery representation. Awards: $400 Best in Show; $300 First Place; $200 Second Place; $100 Third Place. Required Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $35 for up to three (3) submissions. Please note, this fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition. Learn more.
Grants for Artists juried by Leading Curators
Deadline: November 21
The Hopper Prize is grant-making institution established to provide grants, visibility, and career enhancing validation to artists who domonstrate a serious commitment to their work. We are currently offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com to schedule a tour!
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