Artist Opportunity Listings

Call for Entries 


Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance: AIE Program Administrator

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: January 18

The program welcomes energetic, focused artists working in traditional and nontraditional mediums. Professional artists at all points in their careers are welcome to apply.  Current graduate students are eligible, but applications will not be accepted from undergraduate students. Two dimensional work and wall hung sculpture is preferred for the exhibition, as the gallery is often used for events.  However, exhibition proposals that include a limited number of free standing sculptural pieces and/or smaller sculptures that would be presented on pedestals will be considered.  Selection is based on several primary factors: strength and individuality of the work, creativity and practicality of  the project proposal, and demonstration of ability to engage and work with children. Fellows receive a stipend of $750.  Materials costs for collaborative projects are covered by the Arts Center within a limited budget. The Arts Center is not able to provide lodging, food or transportation during the residency period.  Assistance in hanging the exhibition is provided. Click here to apply.


Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation: Books and Words: Bookbinding and Poetry Workshop

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: January 22

 Interested in adding or expanding the literacy component of your teaching artistry?  Join Candy Alexandra González (a Latinx paper-maker, print-maker, book artist and young poet) in this hands-on session for teaching artists who want to incorporate simple bookbinding and poetry writing into their teaching practice.  The first part of the workshop will be spent making hand bound journals by using easy pamphlet stitch binding techniques. Then we will christen the journals through guided poetry writing exercises featuring collaborative writing and quick “word bank” poems.  By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with the tools to share bookbinding and poetry writing in ways that are accessible to students with little to no experience in either art form. Artists in all disciplines are welcome. Click here to learn more!


Call For Women Artists

Deadline: January 27

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an international open call for women artists. We are passionate about highlighting work by contemporary female (identifying as female) creatives and are dedicating the entire march edition to this group. Submit your work for a chance to be published and pass this opportunity along to a female artist in your life. Our community is full of incredible inspiring female artists that we are thrilled to feature in our March 2019 print edition. Learn more. 



Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: January 27

Juried by Lori Waselchuk, Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Open Lens V is the fifth installment of Da Vinci Art Alliance's annual photo arts juried competition. The resulting exhibition will be a survey of the current state of contemporary photography and photo arts. As such, this competition is open to all photographic mediums, exploring any subject matter. Open Lens V is open to both DVAA members and non-members. Learn more.


Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation: TA Play Date: Let’s Put on a Show! Theatre in 60 Minutes

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: January 28

Although we may value process over product, we often have to create a culminating event that showcases our students’ work.  Led by master teaching artist, Maureen Sweeney and tech teaching artist, Raven Buck, this session will share quick (and cheap) strategies to create a theatre piece in 60 minutes. Together, we will put up a scene complete with actors, direction, lights, sound, set, costumes and the all important production meeting, in just 60 minutes. This process is a good building block for developing production elements for larger performances. (Theater in 60 Minutes was adapted from Roundabout Theater’s Postcard Productions activity.)  Open to all teaching artists! Click here to learn more.


International Juried Art Exhibition

New York, NY

Deadline: January 30

The human body has inspired artists throughout the ages – it was often used to explore myth and allegory, signify beauty, sexuality, or life itself. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries saw a significant expansion of the importance of the body in art. Bodily representation still acts as a repository for beauty, nature, or religious ideas, but it has also taken on new roles. They bear and sometimes thwart identity, are sites of political and social struggle, and are fragmented or unseen. Click here to apply.


Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance: AIE Program Administrator

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: February 1

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania’s (YA) mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. We envision a future in which all students in the region have the opportunity to engage in quality arts learning that nurtures creativity, cultural awareness, and the development of critical thinking and learning skills. Click here to apply.


Open Call 2019: TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS at OyG Projects

New York, NY

Deadline: February 11


Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce an Open Call for TWO Solo Exhibitions to open in September of 2019: one in the main gallery space at OyG and one in The Skirt, OyG's dedicated space for site-specific installation.Both opportunities will include an opening reception on Saturday, September 14, 2019, $350 honorarium for each artist/proposal, and one programmed event (an artist talk or a closing event), and will be promoted on OyG social media outlets. OyG Co-Directors will work with the artists and make studio visits leading up to the opening of the exhibitions, if possible. The artists are required to fully participate in the exhibitions' installation and deinstallation. Visual artists of all disciplines (and geographical locations) are encouraged to apply. The artists will be selected by the OyG Co-Directors based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. Artists are highly encouraged to specify which space they'd like to exhibit in, the main gallery space or The Skirt. The OyG Co-Directors will make the final decision. Apply here!



Venice, Italy

Deadline: February 15

Venice International Art Fair is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. Founded in 2001 by ITSLIQUID Group the 11th edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Venice International Art Fair provides artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents. Click here to apply!


Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Start Date: February 19

The Schuylkill Center seeks an intern to support both the Environmental Art Department's exhibition program and the Center's organizational communications efforts.  The Schuylkill Center is a 340 acre nature preserve in Northwest Philadelphia that seeks to inspire meaningful connections between people and nature through a variety of programs. We are seeking an intern for the winter/spring, approximately February to May 2019.  Listings are below and on the Schuylkill Center's jobs page. We offer a $100/month stipend for this internship. We are also very happy to help with students getting course credit for their work with us.  Past interns have also structured their theses or capstone projects around their work at the Schuylkill Center, and we are happy to support students in that process.  Graduates are also welcome to apply


Rowan University Artist and Residence Program

Glassboro, NJ

Deadline: February 24

The Department of Art at Rowan University seeks an engaging visual artist for the annual Artist in Residence Program. This residency supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the Rowan community. The residency period is one full semester and offers a stipend, studio space, access to department of art facilities, an optional exhibition, and artist-led programming. Rowan University is a mid‐sized state institution located in southern New Jersey. The Department of Art serves approximately 1400 students and employs 7 full‐time faculty. The curriculum includes courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, web design, video and animation, sculpture, metals/jewelry, ceramics, art education, and art history. Through rigorous degree programs in studio arts and art education, the Department of Art nurtures creative expression within a liberal arts and professional context, fostering the important humanistic role played by the visual arts in today's society. The Department of Art also prepares majors for creative problem solving with a technological foundation that is relevant for the twenty-first century. Moreover, courses in art history, art appreciation and non-major studios provide visual art experiences that stimulate and enhance the aesthetic, creative, and cultural literacy of the entire college community. The Artist in Residence Program provides students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits. Apply here.


The Funka Fest Arts Festival

Ecuador, South America. 

Deadline: March 15th, 2019

The Funka Fest Organization invites to the fourth edition of the Funka Fest Arts Festival! The Funka Fest Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary event that seeks to promote a dialogue between the visual arts, performing arts, music and applied arts. The Funka Fest Arts Festival seeks to promote the professionalization of the artistic practice and broadens the cultural offer, stimulating the circulation of contemporary art and the creation of new audiences. It intends to highlight the current trend towards the interdisciplinarity in the art field, articulating heterogeneous proposals around one theme line.


The Call for Visual Arts hosts finished artworks and projects, from national and foreign creators. The axis of reflection for the Funka Fest fourth edition is the verb “inhabit”, therefore, all proposals must address to any of the meanings, interpretations or reflections on this theme. The Festival will be held in Ecuador, in the city of Guayaquil, on June 29th and 30th, 2019. Click here to apply


The Delaplaine Arts Center Call for 2019 National Juried Exhibit

Frederick, MD

Deadline: March 15

Sandy Guttman is Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She has worked with Aspect/Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication. The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing and sculpture. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three dimensional works up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal).  $35 per artist for up to three (3) images. Click here to apply!


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. Click here to apply.


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

2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

New York

Deadline: January 23

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are $7,000 unrestricted cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York. These fellowships are not project grants and are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development. In 2018, NYFA awarded a total of $623,000 to 89 artists throughout New York State. Learn more.


The Art of Love 2019

Windgate ITE International Residency

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: February 4

The Windgate ITE International Residency is sponsored by The Center for Art in Wood and generously supported by the Windgate Foundation. The residency is a 9-week, interactive program for five artists; one student artist; a photojournalist; and a scholar who live and work together at the University of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. The Center is only accepting 2019 ITE residency applications from student artists currently enrolled in a craft studio program or an undergraduate or graduate program, or who have graduated within the past year. All other residency spots for this year have been filled. Learn More.


Art Jobs

Photo Part Time Assistant/Intern Needed
Philadelphia PA
Deadline: Rolling

  1. Philadelphia Photographer Laurence Salzmann is looking for a part-time Assistant/Intern to help with:
  • Promoting his photography
  • Putting his photo archive in better order
  • Managing his social media acounts - Facebook, Balance
  • Marketing of his books
  • Printing, (if familiar with digital printing
  • Framing and matt cutting
Useful skill sets for prospective applicants include:
  • Photoshop and light room and bridge
  • Filmmaker Pro
  • Excel
  • Writing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Framing and matt cutting
Work location is photographer's studio near 36th & Lancaster. Time needed will vary; minimum requirement of 8-12 hours weekly. Compensation dependent on skill sets. For inquiries, please send an email to [email protected] with CV, list of the skillset, and anything else pertinent to the opportunity.
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

December 17
May 31, 2019
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103