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Our commitment: dismantle barriers and provide meaningful resources and training for creative and cultural professionals.

Erie Arts & Culture believes that creative and cultural professionals can play a central role in developing vibrant and healthy communities and neighborhoods when they are provided with access to Professional development, Resources, and Opportunities (PRO). 

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Through the PRO Network Survey, Erie Arts & Culture is asking creative and cultural professionals in Northwestern Pennsylvania to identify the barriers that have the most immediate impact on their capacity or the scalability of their careers. If you are a cultural or creative professional in NW PA, please take a moment and complete our survey so we have a more in-depth understanding of your talents and needs. Using results from this survey, we will design programs and events specific to the needs of those living and working in our region.

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Artist Fellowship Program

Update (June 28, 2021): 
The deadline to apply is now extended to July 30 at 11:30 PM.

In 2016, Erie Arts & Culture committed to making a greater investment in the artists living and working in Erie County by establishing the annual Artist Fellowship program. The agency saw a need to provide artists with unrestricted funding that could be used to pursue artistic development and growth.   

Originally, Erie Arts & Culture awarded three fellowships annually – two to emerging artists and one to an established artist. In 2020, the agency’s Grantmaking Committee reviewed the program’s eligibility requirement through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Upon further reflection, the Erie Arts & Culture Board of Trustees and Grantmaking Committee decided that it was necessary to revise program criteria and guidelines. Starting in 2020, the fellowship program includes three artist categories: Emerging, Mid-Career, and Established.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:30 pm July 30, 2021. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. 

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Pennsylvania Partners on the Arts (PPA) Project Stream Grants

Annual Deadline: October

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grants provide funding throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to support efforts to provide all Pennsylvanians with access to artistic programming and/or arts services. PPA Project Stream Grants provide up to $2,500 in funding to eligible projects. For a project to be eligible it must be an arts activity or event conducted for the benefit of the public. Individual artists can apply for PPA Project Stream Grants, but we do recommend working with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as a fiscal sponsor. 

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Become a Rostered Teaching Artist

Annual Deadline: May 31

Rostered teaching artists are eligible to participate in Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) funded Arts in Education residencies. Teaching artists champion the arts as a tool for both personal and community development by leading quality arts-based programs in schools and community settings.

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 Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Annual Deadline: April

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) provides grants to support folk and traditional arts apprenticeships as a means of preserving and promoting the diverse cultures found throughout the Commonwealth. Each grant award provides funding to form a partnership between a master traditional artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling the two to work together to share and develop advanced techniques or repertoire.

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Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Creative and cultural professionals, which includes artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance. Awarded funds can be used to assist with basic living expenses, such as housing, utilities, or groceries.

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 Current External Opportunities
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Erie Arts & Culture is committed to promoting opportunities for artists, arts professionals, and cultural organizations.  Our guiding policy is to only post opportunities that pay. The opportunities below are updated on a weekly basis.  If you'd like your opportunity listed or have any questions, please contact info@erieartsandculture.org.

October Deadlines

True Beauty Exhibition - 2021

Deadline: 10/10/2021

Event Date: 10/27 - 11/27

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Unspecified

Exhibizone invites brilliant artists globally to express their artistic definitions of True Beauty in the universe from animals to landscapes and human emotions and figures. They say "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", that which one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another.

Is True Beauty skin deep or it goes deep to the bones? 

We believe that True Beauty is not limited to a beautiful human face or body. A dance of colors, an admirable landscape, some cute pets, nature or wildlife in its utmost pureness, and all mysteries and phenomena of the universe, may be seen as True Beauty in the eye of the beholder artist.

Now, what is your own visual idea of true beauty and its elements?

We encourage you to express your unique artistic sense of beauty, as we are looking for visual interpretations of True Beauty through contemporary art.

Review Opportunity 


Digital Art, Assemblage or Collage 2021

 Deadline: 10/10/2021

Event Date: 11/6 - 11/27/2021

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: California

Fee: $31.00 (Entry Fee)

Online + Gallery Exhibition Exhibition. Commission: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery. If you are an artist working in Digital Art, Assemblage or Collage, Las Laguna Art Gallery wants to see your work.

Review Opportunity 


The YoungArts award competition

Deadline: 10/15/2021

The YoungArts award competition is open to artists (1) between the ages of 15-18 or in high school grades 10-12 (as of December 1, 2021) (2) that are United States citizens, permanent resides, or legally able to receive taxable income in the U.S. and (3) that demonstrate excellence in Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Film, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice or Writing. 

Review Opportunity


Indigenous

Deadline: 10/10/2021

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Michigan

Fee: $35.00 (Entry Fee)

The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort Presents “Indigenous”. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore what “Indigenous” means to them. Works that show Indigenous peoples, life, culture, symbolism, and traditions from around the world will be considered. Native American artists are strongly encouraged to participate and will be given special consideration.

Review Opportunity 


Exhibit in New York City | ArtExpo New York 2021

K Art Projects USA | CAPUSA

Deadline: 10/10/2021

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: New York

Fee: $50.00 (Contemporary Art Projects USA Entry Fee)

Event Dates: 10/28/21 - 10/31/21

Miami’s newest project “K-Art Projects USA” a subsidiary of Contemporary Art Projects USA will give the opportunity to national and international emerging artists to enter and win a chance to exhibit at Art Expo New York 2021 located at Pier 36, New York, October 28-31. Unlike many other fine art shows and fairs, it is a magnet to trade buyers – in other words, the first two days of the show are trade-only days, with more than 5,000 professional trade buyers expected to attend. The Booth #229 will be located at the Platinum Aisle Center Section of the Show. 

  • 4 Winners will be selected to physical exhibit at the Booth. 
  • 20 artists will be part of an Online Exhibition at Artsy Platform.
  • Each Artist will have 4 pieces for Sale on the Platform during the Fair and One Month Post Fair. Until 11/30/2021

Review Opportunity


Evolution Grant

Deadline: 10/15/21

Call Type: Grants

$1,000 to one visual artist each grant cycle. Unrestricted funds applied toward any expense to enhance the artist’s ability to create work.

Eligibility: International

State: Massachusetts

Fee: $35.00 (EVOLUTION GRANT)

Art Fluent’s grant cycle is now open to individual artists through an international open call. The Evolution Grant will provide unrestricted funding to an individual artist with recognized artistic excellence in fine art media and a demonstrated commitment to their art. 

Review Opportunity 


Basel Miami Art Residency - 2021

Deadline: 10/15/21

Call Type: Residencies

Eligibility: National

State: Florida

Fee: $35.00 (RAJNER Art LLC)

This Residency was founded by Artist Rainer Lagemann and Artist Aljoe Almazan to offer other artists to have the full Art Basel experience without the cost of housing in Miami during the most expensive week of the year. 

For 2021 the inaugural Residency is scheduled for November 15th to December 15th!

Review Opportunity 


National Parks of the United States

Deadline: 10/17/21

Call Type: Photography

Eligibility: International

State: Colorado

Fee: $20.00 (National Parks)

R Gallery is building a permanent online exhibit that will feature images from ALL 62 US National Parks. These images will be for sale on our website and in our downtown Boulder art gallery. Selected artists will give the rights to sell prints and artists will receive 50% of the profits for each sale. A book will be created using these photos and promoting the exhibit and sale of prints.

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the “National Parks” exhibit. In this exhibit, we are seeking images, either film or digital, in all styles. The images must have been taken in or of one of the 62 US National Parks and not previously used in any commercial publication. A portion of the profit from print and book sales will go to the National Park Foundation.

Review Opportunity 


Horizon 2.0

Deadline: 10/18/21

Event Dates: 11/20/21 - 12/17/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: California

Fee: $10.00 (Entry Fee)

Shoebox Arts invites you to submit work for this national open call online exhibition at Shoebox Projects, our alternative art space; on view Nov 20-Dec 17, 2021. All artwork must use digital processes to create landscapes that veer from reality through the artist’s skill and imagination.  Images and/or video.  Top prize is an online solo exhibition at Shoebox Projects in 2022.

Review Opportunity 


Call for Art: Outdoor Public Art Sculptures Frankfort, KY

Deadline: 10/20/21

Event Dates: 12/1/21 - 10/31/23

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: National

State: Kentucky

Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Josephine Sculpture Park and FrankArts are seeking contemporary sculpture artworks for a 2-year outdoor public art exhibit. Frankfort Sculpture Trail is a curated exhibition of outdoor sculpture displayed throughout the heart of downtown Frankfort.

We encourage proposals that show creativity as well as a broad range of appeal to the general public.  We are looking for works that capture attention and engage the public. We encourage artwork that is whimsical, kinetic, eye-catching, sound-making and/or physically interactive in some way, including art that you can sit on, climb into, photograph yourself inside, etc. 

Review Opportunity 


Mattress Factory

Deadline: 10/24/21 at 11:59pm, EST.

"The Mattress Factory is pleased to announce our newest program – a Regional Open Call. Each year, a visiting curator from outside the region will be invited to review submissions from an open call and select artists for in-person* studio visits. From these studio visits, the visiting curator will select two artists to be artists-in-residence at the Mattress Factory. The visiting curator will also select one national or international artist to join the cohort and work with the Mattress Factory to mount concurrent solo exhibitions at our Monterey Annex in 2023.

During their residency, artists are free to explore wherever their process leads them. The solo exhibitions are not intended to be a curated exhibition. The Mattress Factory will support each artist’s process from development through production and installation to exhibition. The visiting curator is also invited to write short essays on the work of the selected artists-in-residence.

*Subject to COVID-19 restrictions and preferences.

Eligibility and Submissions

The Regional Open Call is open to artists living and working within 75 miles of Pittsburgh (including parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). Eligible artists are invited to submit a portfolio of work and supporting documentation, which will be reviewed by the visiting curator.

The visiting curator for the 2021 Regional Open Call is Denise Markonish, Senior Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.

Review Opportunity 


Rosewood Gallery 2022 Exhibition Season Call for Proposals

Deadline: 10/28/21

Event Dates: 1/1/22 - 12/31/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Ohio

Fee: $10.00 (Entry Fee)

Number of Applications Allowed: 20

Kettering, OH – The City of Kettering, Ohio and Rosewood Arts Centre invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in Rosewood Gallery during the 2022 Exhibition Season (January - December). 

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area. Six solo exhibitions are presented each year in Rosewood Gallery, with support from the City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.

  • A selection committee composed of three regional art professionals will make recommendations from submissions of work for exhibition. Notifications of the jurors' decision will be emailed by mid-November, 2021.
  • All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation pieces.

Review Opportunity 


WHATEVS

Deadline: 10/29/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Massachusetts

Fee: $25.00 (WHATEVS 1st entry)

Art Fluent supports artists through juried exhibitions and funding opportunities throughout the year. We invite artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, WHATEVS!

Notification of acceptance and online gallery opening Friday, November 26, 2021.

AWARDS

  • All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at www.art-fluent.com
  • Best of Show: $750
  • Two Director’s Choice awards: $250 each

Review Opportunity 


2021 Carelle WJA Member Grant

 Deadline: 10/31/21

Call Type: Grants

Eligibility: International

State: New York

The WJA Carelle Grant, in honor of Brooke Tivol McGrath, is a $7,500 grant intended to support an established jewelry professional (in business for 5-10 years) in innovating their business through technological solutions and advancements, helping to boost sales and streamline operations. The candidate should demonstrate an innovative mindset, forward-looking outlook, and a positive perspective of their work and the future of the industry.

Review Opportunity 


2021 Responsible Business Education Grant

Deadline: 10/31/21

Call Type: Grants

Eligibility: International

State: New York

WJA Foundation is awarding Responsible Business Education Grants to two individuals to enroll in New York University's School of Business Executive Education sustainability programs. This opportunity is sponsored by Platinum Guild International, an organization is dedicated to promoting platinum and its pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade.

Review Opportunity 


Exhibizone 6th International Group Exhibition - Fall 2021

 

Deadline: 10/31/21

Event Dates: 11/15/21 - 12/15/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Unspecified

Fee: $40.00 (For 3 images)

Exhibit and Sell your Art Worldwide. Awards: Exhibition, Cash Prizes, Catalogue, Digital Certificate, Online Promotion, Visitors Comments, Reports and Insights

Exhibizone, the house of smart online exhibitions, proudly presents its 6th international online group exhibition in Fall 2021. In the spirit of supporting international artists to showcase their arts worldwide, the Fall 2021 festival invites all artists to submit their best artworks in various subjects from anywhere in the world. Exhibizone will review, select and showcase around 100 artworks created by talented international artists and express current themes and trends in contemporary art. Exhibizone online art shows are top-rated and so far, have been seen by 1,000,000+ visitors.

Learn more at https://www.exhibizone.com/exhibitions 

Review Opportunity 


12th Annual International Juried Exhibition at Gallery 110

 

Entry Deadline: 10/31/21

Event Dates: 2/3/22 - 2/26/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Washington

Fee: $40.00 (Entry Fee)

Juror: Emily Zimmerman, Director + Curator, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA. Gallery 110's annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists. Our gallery location and reputation offers artists the opportunity to be a part of Seattle's Pioneer Square gallery district and to have patrons of the First Thursday Art Walk view their work.

 

Review Opportunity 

November Deadlines

​​Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grants 

Deadline: 11/1/21

Call Type: Grant

Typical grant awards are $1,000 to $2,000 USD, though some projects have received more. 

Givers Fund grants are outward-facing, and they raise awareness of the speculative fiction genres in some way–you define that way in your application. The Givers Fund supports organizations, activities, and public interest programs that further SFWA’s mission. What is that mission?

The purpose of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is to promote, advance, and support science fiction and fantasy writing in the United States and elsewhere, by educating and informing the general public and supporting and empowering science fiction and fantasy writers.

What sort of expenses can Givers Fund grants be used for?

The easiest way to think of it is “We pay for things, not people.” Reimbursable business expenses supported by receipts are the usual types. Examples are receipts for travel, the various expenses to run a not-for-profit workshop (though not paychecks for the facilitators), event rental fees, advertising expenses, web hosting expenses, software expenses, scholarships for in-person workshops, electronic readers, and copies of books for reading groups.

Who is the ideal applicant for a Giver’s Fund grant?

Any 501(c)(3) or similar organization (e.g., municipal organizations, churches, any entity considered to be there for the public good in some way, foreign charities or not for profits) with a program related to the speculative fiction genres. Perhaps a library that wants to lead an SF/F reading or writing program. Maybe you’d like to supply books to a local school or fund another year of your free seminar series for speculative fiction writers.  Whatever the program or entity, it must have a strong SF/F orientation.

Review Opportunity  


December Group Art Show

Entry Deadline: 11/1/21

Event Dates: 12/1 - 12/30/21

First Friday Artist Reception | December 3rd, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Missouri

Fee: $30.00 (Entry Fee)

The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our December Group Art Show. The Jones Gallery is in a 100-year-old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space. In business over 10 years, and open full time six days a week.

This group art show is open to 2D artists, 3D artists, and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery will jury 0, 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 pieces to exhibit during the group art show.

Commission on Sales
  • 75% of sales go to the artist
  • 25% of sales go to the gallery

Maximum Size Artwork Display Area | 48" width x 72" height

Review Opportunity 


The Contemporary Print 2022

Deadline: 11/1/21

Call Type: Award

Eligibility: International

State: Texas

Fee: $35.00 (Entry fee)

PrintAustin is thrilled to announce the open call for its 9th annual juried international exhibition, The Contemporary Print. Presented in collaboration with Big Medium, this year’s exhibition will be juried by John Hitchcock, and be held at Big Medium gallery during PrintAustin 2022.

The Contemporary Print is a survey of traditional printmaking techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique. These include lithography, relief, intaglio, silkscreen, photo polymer plate (i.e. SolarPlates), and monotype.

Solely digital and photographic prints are not eligible. For questions regarding eligible media, please contact admin@printaustin.org.

Please visit www.printaustin.org or email admin@printaustin.org for more information.

Review Opportunity  


Art Quilt Elements 2022

Deadline: 11/1/21

Event Dates: 3/27/22 - 4/30/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Pennsylvania

Fee: $50.00 (Art Quilt Elements 2022)

Thank you for your interest in applying to Wayne Art Center’s Art Quilt Elements (AQE) 2022. The exhibition runs from March 27 to April 30, 2022, and will be held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

Art Quilt Elements 2022 is the 15th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show, unique for its professional presentation of contemporary fine art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for the presentation of the work but also for the commitment to promoting the art quilt as a fine art form Jurors Jane Milosch- Independent Curator, Paula Nadelstern- Artist/Author/Teacher/Fabric Designer and Jason Pollen- Artist/Educator will select works to be included for an exceptional collection of fine art created in fabric.

Review Opportunity 


Art on the Street 2022

Deadline: 11/2/21

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: National

State: Colorado

Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Exhibit your sculpture outside in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado for one year.  Artists who participate in Lafayette's Art on the Street sculpture on loan program consider us one of the best programs for embracing art in our community. Our ability to promote and support our participating artists is well known.  The honorarium is $1,000 for a one-year installation.  Our Public Works crew will install your sculpture guided by your supervision. While on display, your piece will garner ongoing positive exposure in our arts centric, Creative~Diverse~Eclectic Old Town. As we enter our 14th year, we have 20 Art on the Street sculpture locations to fill. 

Review Opportunity 


41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale

 Deadline: 11/5/21

Event Dates: 3/5/22 - 4/17/22

Call Type: Unspecified

Categories:

Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Print-making, Sculpture, and Watercolor.

 *We do not accept installation art*

Please note, on 3-D pieces we can only accept one image/view unless a photo editor has been used to combine multiple views into one jpg file.

Eligibility: International

State: Wyoming

Fee: $20.00 (41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale)

The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum invites you to enter the 41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale. Over 100 western artists will be selected to exhibit in the premier juried art show in the Rocky Mountain region for new and emerging artists who depict the American West in the historic Carriage Hall at the CFD Old West Museum March 5th - April 17th, 2021. Join us for an exciting weekend in Cheyenne, WY, starting with our Western Spirit Seminar on Saturday March 5th followed by the Opening Reception for the show. 

Review Opportunity 


All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

 Deadline: 11/5/21

Event Dates: 12/10/21 - 2/1/22

Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: National

State: Texas

Fee: $35.00 (Entry Fee)

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go is a national juried exhibition organized by TAGat120ART, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the unbridled pursuit of creative expression. The theme asks artists to depict their favorite creatures decked out in their finest, in time for the holidays. Parrots in pearls, dogs in ruffs, puss in boots, or just as themselves. However they look their best….draw them, paint them, assemble them, or photograph them!

Review Opportunity  


Botanical Art & Illustration 2021 | Online + Gallery Exhibition

Deadline: 11/7/21

Event Date: 12/2 - 12/31/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: California

Fee: $31.00 (Entry fee)

Commission: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery 

Las Laguna Gallery presents Botanical Art and Illustration. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Any works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. will be considered.​

Acceptable mediums include: Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Glass Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video, or Watercolor.​

Note: All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on our website. 

Review Opportunity 


National Purebred Dog Day's Fine Art/Poster 2022 Competition

Deadline: 11/8/21

Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: International

State: Colorado

Fee: $35.00 (National Purebred Dog Day)

National Purebred Dog Day invites artists to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of the purebred dog in its fifth annual Fine Art/Poster competition, the winning piece to be its official 2022 poster. $2,000 cash prize • Opportunity to sell work to concentrated audience of dog lovers • Open to international artists. We encourage you to read the longer description for rules, regulations, and suggestions on how to optimize your chance of winning.

Review Opportunity 


Alabama Women’s Tribute Statue Commission Statues for Rosa Parks and Helen Keller

Deadline: 11/9/21

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: National

State: Alabama

Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Project: Request for Proposals - Seeking Artists

Description: Alabama Women's Tribute Statue Commission Commissioned Statues for Rosa Parks and Helen Keller 


Review Opportunity 


2021 Arizona Aqueous XXXVI

Deadline: 11/10/21

Event Dates: 1/7/22 - 2/20/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Arizona

Fee: $36.00 (Arizona Aqueous XXXVI)

 Arizona Aqueous XXXVI - A National Juried Exhibition

Water-based pigments on paper must constitute the major portion of the work.  Entries composed of paper constructions, paper sculpture, paper collage, cut paper, mobiles or two or three dimensional wall pieces, and installations are eligible.  Water-based inks, acrylics, watercolor, and other water-based media are eligible. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.  Work must have been completed within the last 24 months.  Work that has been previously displayed at TCA is not eligible.  All work must be the original creation of the artist.

Review Opportunity 


Be Part of Art Basel Week Miami 2021 | Call for Artists| K-Art Projects USA | Red Dot Art Fair

Deadline: 11/10/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: Florida

Fee: $50.00 (Contemporary Art Projects USA for 4 entries)

Miami’s newest project “K-Art Projects USA” in partnership with “Art Living Miami” will give the opportunity to national/international emerging artists to enter a contest to win to EXHIBIT at Red Dot Fair/K-Art Projects USA, December 1-5|2021,  during Art Miami Week. The Booth will be located at the main aisle of the Fair. About Red Dot Art Fair:  a modern and contemporary art show in the heart of Miami featuring an international slate of 75+ galleries showing over 500 leading artists. The event attracts over 38,000 visitors, a majority of whom are high-net-worth collectors.                      

  • 4 Winner will be selected to physical exhibit at the Booth.
  • 20 artists will be part of an Online Exhibition at the Artsy Platform. Each Artist will have 4 pieces for Sale on Artsy Platform during the Fair and One Month Post the Fair.
  • The Selection will be juried by Isabel Fernandez-President of Art Living Miami. A curated program between galleries and artists.

Review Opportunity 


Being Seen: The Photographic Portrait

Deadline: 11/12/21

Event Date: 1/14 - 3/17/22 

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Florida

Fee: $35.00 (Entry Fee)

The Morean is pleased to invite photographers currently residing in the US to submit entries for possible exhibition in the 2022 national photography exhibition “BEING SEEN: The Photographic Portrait.” The exhibition will be held at the Morean Arts Center. Everyone wants to “be seen,” to feel like we are heard, understood and acknowledged. Portrait photography serves as a window on the self or another person; drawing attention to what might otherwise be overlooked, and recognizing the full spectrum of emotions, contours and characteristics that make up a human face. “BEING SEEN” celebrates the genre of the photographic portrait, whether it’s a selfie, a candid, or a composed studio shot.

Review Opportunity 


Grambling State University Digital Library

Deadline: 11/13/21

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: National

State: Louisiana

Budget: $$96,000

The Louisiana Percent for Art program is seeking qualified artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement an exterior, site-specific sculptural installation of original design for Grambling State University’s new digital library. Full proposals are not required at this time. therefore, please only submit those materials described under application requirements. Download full call document here.

Review Opportunity 


BIPOC is The Theme!

Entry Deadline: 11/15/21

Event Dates: 4/8/22 - 5/14/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Michigan

Fee: $25.00 (Entry Fee)

National Juried Exhibition @ Buckham Gallery. Juror Tyanna J. Buie

Prizes:

  • 1st $750
  • 2nd $500
  • 3rd $250 and future exhibition 

Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) artists have traditionally been underrepresented in U.S. galleries and museums.  How do we make this moment in time more than a moment? Singular Black History Month exhibitions do not make up for the decades of systemic racism and omission from our arts institutes. Buckham Gallery acknowledges the need to build stronger relationships with BIPOC artists and our community. “BIPOC is The Theme,” with juror Tyanna J. Buie, is a launch pad to build new collaborations with BIPOC artists. In addition to the traditional cash prizes, Buckham Gallery will select artists to be featured in the 2023 - 2024 season.

Review Opportunity 


5th Biennial Wings & Water

Deadline: 11/15/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Wisconsin

Fee: $35.00 (River Arts Inc.)

In this popular 5th biennial event, River Arts, Inc. invites 2-D and 3-D artists to participate in a juried exhibition exploring concepts of wings and/or water. Original artworks in all styles, media, and techniques are welcome. $500 Best of Show and other cash prize awards available. This exhibition will be free and open to the public from January 20-March 11, 2022 at The River Arts Center in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin with an opening reception on January 20, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm (awards announced).

Wings & Water features 40+ award winning artists from around the nation each year.  This exhibit honors our prairies, rivers, and birds (or abstract representations of these) through a wide variety of media.

www.riverartsinc.org/wings5

Review Opportunity 


City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry

Deadline: 11/17/21

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: International

State: North Carolina

The City of Durham's Cultural and Public Art Program invites artists and artist teams to submit portfolios to be selected for the City of Durham Pre-Qualified Artist Registry. This registry will serve as a resource for the program's selection of artists and artist teams to create City cultural and public art projects. Access to a predetermined network of qualified professional artists saves our staff valuable time by making the process for responding to the numerous calls issued by the City more efficient. It also strengthens and streamlines the program by maintaining a database of artists in the community with particular skill sets

Review Opportunity 


EXPO 41

Deadline: 11/22/21

Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: International

State: New York

Fee: $35.00 (Entry Fee)

Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Budget: $35

B.J. Spoke gallery's EXPO 41st competition will be judged by Sewon Kang who currently is Archivist at The Easton/Bourgeois Archive in NYC. Formerly she served as Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art. All Fine Arts media are acceptable. The show will be virtual with small cash prizes. The winner's exhibition will be in March, 2022 and will include a virtual "reception." Full prospectus at http://www.bjspokegallery.org/expo-41/

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Warhol Inspired Pop Art Jewelry Show and Sale

Deadline: 11/23/21

Event Dates: 1/13/22 - 3/24/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: Florida

Fee: $30.00 (Entry Fee) 

This juried exhibition of contemporary jewelry will be shown during Lighthouse ArtCenter's high-season blockbuster titled WARHOL.  Private collectors are loaning over 25 pieces of original artwork by arguably the most famous pop art icon of the last century. The number of visitors is projected to exceed all records.  All jewelry selected for exhibition in conjunction with WARHOL must be Warhol-inspired.  Titled "Pop Art Jewelry", the exhibition will run from Thursday, January 13 – Thursday, March 24, 2022. This juried exhibition will focus on necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. 

Review Opportunity 


LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Deadline: 11/28/21

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: National

State: Louisiana

Budget: $90,000

The Louisiana Percent for Art program is seeking qualified artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement an exterior, site-specific sculpture of original design for the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Full proposals are not required at this time, therefore, please only submit those materials described under submission requirements.

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The Book of Arts - 2021

Deadline: 11/30/21

Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: International

State: Unspecified

Publish your Art in The Book of Arts series. All visual artists are welcome to submit their arts for free.

The Book of Arts is the title of a book series presenting the modern and contemporary art created in 21th century by talented visual artists around the world. Our goal is to provide the largest visual directory of visual art in the world. The online version of the book is free and the high-quality print version will be available to buy.

The Book of Arts editorial team will review each artwork to find the most relevant edition to publish. Therefore, if you are submitting artworks in different mediums, subjects and techniques, each of your selected artworks may end up in one of the editions of The Book of Arts series.

 Both online and print versions of The Book of Arts series will be released in high quality full color glassy A4 pages, available to thousands of art experts, collectors, and art enthusiasts from over 100 countries.

Review Opportunity 


56th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show

Deadline: 11/30/21

Call Type: Competitions

Eligibility: National

State: Texas

Fee: $25.00 (Del Mar College)

The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature. Resulting Purchase Awards have built an impressive Permanent Collection at Del Mar College.

This year\'s 56th show runs February 18, 2022, opening reception 6-8 p.m. and closes May 6, 2022. Accepted artwork is displayed in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery.

  • $7500 in PURCHASE AWARDS
  • Sculpture Purchase Award: 2 @ $3,000 each
  • 2-D Purchase Award: 1 @ $1,500

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December Deadlines

Kipaipai Workshops Summer Residency in Kona, Hawai'i

Deadline: 12/1/21

Call Type: Residencies

Eligibility: National

State: California

Fee: $50.00 (Entry Fee)

Kipaipai Workshops, in partnership with Donkey Mill Art Center, announce their first joint artist residency in Hawaiʻi. This residency is open to artists and makers (families welcome) looking for an immersion in nature, community engagement and concentrated time to research and conceptualize future projects. It is a 30-day residency taking place in July 2022. One artist will be chosen.

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 Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity

Deadline: 12/31/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: North Carolina

Fee: $20.00 (Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity)

Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Location: 311 Gallery; 311 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC

Exhibit run: Depends on month selected, but runs from First Friday of the month to the last Friday of the month.

Opening Reception: First Friday of exhibit month

Are you a visual artist looking to expand your portfolio by having a solo exhibit of your work? This call for art is for you! We are looking for artists with a sizeable body of work to feature them for a solo show. This call will be open through 2021, and we will select artists on a rolling basis. We are open to artists at all stages of their career - including emerging artists. The months we plan to host these solo shows are still to be determined, however, June - October 2021 are the current possibilities. Keep in mind that this call has a rolling deadline*. 

PLEASE NOTE: Please read this call entirely. By applying for this exhibit, you agree to the terms detailed within this call.

Review Opportunity 


SAY SOMETHING: Tactile Voices in Clay

Deadline: 1/5/22

Event Dates: 4/30/22 - 6/11/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: New York

Fee: $30.00 (Entry Fee)

 

Saratoga Clay Art Center’s national juried exhibition, Say Something, curated by Philadelphia potter and artist Kevin Snipes, seeks tactile voices in clay. That is, utilitarian works that not only function well in our daily lives, but also use decoration, narrative imagery, words, and/or form to give the works a glimpse into the passionate mind of the maker. Whether quietly stated, in your face, or smoke and mirrors, the works in this exhibition will give an inclusive look at diverse voices in the activation of utilitarian clay.

Review Opportunity 


Looking for three fine artists/painters ready for a solo exhibit

Deadline: 3/18/22

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: California

Fee: $35.00 (Looking for three fine artists/painters ready for a solo exhibit)

Gallerie Valerie Call for Fine Artists

Gallerie Valerie is now accepting submissions from Solo Exhibitors with around 20 works for newer gallery in small quaint town in a great location approximately halfway between San Francisco and Napa.

Exhibition Dates Available: March 2022 thru December 2022 and beyond. I rotate artists every 4 weeks.

Review Opportunity 


Rolling Deadlines

Public Art Archive

Deadline: Rolling

Description: Eligibility Public artworks and public art collections completed and installed within the last 100 years in the 50 United States and Canada may apply. These include: -- Works by artists who have completed and installed publicly funded civic and public art projects. 

Timeline:  This project has no deadline, and the PAA™ team will make ongoing determinations regarding when accepted submissions to this call will be imported into the Archive™ database.

Review Opportunity



Annuity Freedom - Marketing Grant for Artists

Driving organic traffic from Google and Bing can be a meaningful way to grow sales for free. Given the economic pain being felt by so many artists due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to help you by providing a free SEO analysis and recommendations.

There is currently no cap on the number of possible marketing grant recipients per month.

Annuity Freedom - Micro-grant for Artists

(1) $100 monthly grant. Grant winner will be selected on the last date of each month, beginning February 28, 2021.

Review Opportunities 



Call for Work: Buffalo Arts Studio

Deadline: Rolling

Buffalo Arts Studio is looking for artist submissions for their 2021/2022 exhibition calendar. The series will reflect the belief that artists and curators can effect change through purposeful collaborations that balance community need with artistic insight. This series of exhibitions will be curated with the intent to not only display powerful visual statements, but to also spur dialogue between varied audiences and to open doors to social, economic, and environmental justice.

Buffalo Arts Studio is providing a $1000 honorarium to solo exhibiting artists for the 2021-2022 exhibition calendar to support their curatorial goal of economic and representational justice. Artists are encouraged to pursue ambitious, site specific installations that utilize the available assets of the space. 

Review Opportunity

Questions can be directed to: Shirley Verrico, Buffalo Arts Stufio Curator, at: shirley@buffaloartsstudio.org


Awesome Foundation Grants

Deadline: International Deadline: Recurring Monthly 

Description: Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

Review Opportunity: International Link: https://artdeadline.com/ops/awesome/

Local chapter: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/erie 


Sony Alpha Female Grants

 Sony Alpha Female provides a platform for photographers and videographers to share their stories and inspire the world with their creativity, passion, and drive. We aim to make the world a more equal, more representative, and more open place. 

The ideal candidate meets the following foundational criteria:

  1. Passionate photographer or videographer, looking to amplify their creative voice.
  2. They have a specific project in mind that represents the perspective of women and/or minorities, and a plan for completing it within the grant parameters.
  3. They are willing and able to complete all the steps in the application process.
  4. They are excited to document their process and having their completed project featured on AlphaUniverse.com.

There will be twelve (12) Grant winners each of the twelve (12) Grant winners will receive:

  • Grant winner shall participate in the Sony Electronics’ Alpha Female Plus 2021 Grant Program for the Participation Period;
  • $5,000 to use for the Grant winner’s Project (payable in U.S. Dollars by check):
  • Sony Electronics Inc. digital imaging products valued at $3,000 (based on estimated retail value) (“Sony Products”);
  • One (1) year Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscription (ARV $636.00)
  • ARV of each Grant for each Monthly Period winner is: $8,636 USD. 

Review Opportunity 


Public Art Archive

Entry Deadline: Rolling

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: National

State: Unspecified

Number of Applications Allowed: 20

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

Review Opportunity 


UF ASB 619 Institute of Black Culture (IBC)

Entry Deadline: Rolling

Event Dates: 9/30/20 - 9/30/21

Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: International

State: Florida

The Art in State Buildings Program at the University of Florida seeks to commission an interior, site specific, work of art for the Institute of Black Culture (IBC), a cultural center and hub for student engagement at the University of Florida. The IBC serves as an ongoing resource for students, Black affinity groups and all members of the UF campus community through its educational, cultural, community building, academic and social programming and events offered throughout the school year.  The IBC's founding legacy is grounded in advocacy and inclusion.

The sites for art are the 1st and 2nd story curved “Beacon” walls and curved window wall.  All appropriate media, installed for the budget, will be considered.  Artists applying for this project should explain their affiliation with the cultures of the IBC in their statement of intent in order to be fully considered.

The art budget is $20,000

Review Opportunity 


 Artists Who Teach 2021

Deadline: Rolling

Event Dates: 10/22/21 - 12/11/21

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: National

State: North Carolina

Fee: $35.00 (Entry Fee)

 

Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) and the Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County invite current and former Visual Art Education Professionals to submit entries for this national juried exhibition to showcase the arts as an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. That students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating Arts in Education with this national exhibition and virtual events is a way to recognize the impact of visual arts and share the message “that the Arts matter.”

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Artist in Residence

Deadline: Rolling

Call Type: Residencies

Eligibility: National

State: California

Fee: $25.00 (6th Street Studios & Art Center)

6th Street Studios and Art Center is excited to announce our new Artist-in-Residence Program. Residency provides exposure to new audiences and a newly built, private workspace. An exhibition space is also provided, where dialogue between the artist and community is inevitable. A rare opportunity to propel the resident’s work forward!

Review Opportunity  


Go BIG or Go Home

Deadline: Rolling

Call Type: Exhibitions

Eligibility: International

State: California

Fee: $15.00 (JCO'S Art Haus)

A BIG opportunity is knocking. Will you answer?

Our collectors are calling for BIG change: They are looking for bigger work than ever before, so we’re rising to the challenge. We’re going big, and they’re taking it home.

This Fall, JCO’S Art Haus is calling for room-defining art: works must be four feet long or wide, minimum. Let’s make a statement, shall we? 

Our gallery has been established on the West Coast for over 9 years, and our following is dedicated. Our marketing is innovative. Our professional team of preparators, marketers, and salesfolks is tight-knit, charismatic, and just-the-right-kind-of-pushy. 

Let's collaborate and sell some art!

Review Opportunity  


No Deadlines

Art Business Accelerator Grant

The application cycle opens on March 1, 2021.

Artwork Archive’s Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The grant is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork.

Open to both emerging and established artists, the Art Business Accelerator grants resources to invest in your art business as well as six weeks of career-building modules that increase business skills, economic proficiency, marketing knowledge and more.

Recipients receive funding and expert guidance in order to make the growth process easier, to gain confidence, and establish a solid business foundation for their art practice.

Grant recipients will receive grant funding, a lifetime account to Artwork Archive, and one-on-one access to expert career guidance.

Grant Amount: 20 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance.

All applicants will receive the career-building educational resources designed to drive career development.


Review Opportunity

The Magazine of Contemporary Art - Call to Artists 

The Magazine of Contemporary Art is an online publication that showcases visual arts internationally. They are currently accepting submissions of any medium to be displayed in their rotating exhibitions. The MoCA will not charge commissions on sales made during the exhibition. There are a variety of submission options available, but the Michelangelo package is a free application.

The Magazine of Contemporary Art hopes to provide artists with an opportunity to show their work safely despite the added strain that COVID-19 has generated on the art community.

Review Opportunity

Questions can be directed to: info@themagazineofcontemporaryart.com 

Dramatists Guild Foundation - Emergency Grants

Description: The Dramatists Guild Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

Review Opportunity

Production Jobs in Film, TV, Digital, Media and Entertainment

Description: For those who work in filmmaking and television. Please filter by city to see opportunities near you.

Review Opportunity

Additional Helpful Resources:

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Social Networks

DeviantART - Review the world's largest online art community HERE

Professional Development

Creative Capital - Review professional development workshops HERE

College Art Association - Review professional development for student and emerging artists and national professional development workshops HERE

Fractured Atlas - Review information on funding, healthcare, education, and more HERE

Calls to Artists

Americans for the Arts - Review national public art opportunities HERE

Alliance of Artists Communities - Review national and international artist residencies HERE

CaFÉ (Call for Entry) - Register, upload your portfolio, and review open calls HERE

Art Deadline - Review opportunities ranging from competitions, grants, public art, and exhibitions HERE

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) - Review national and international open calls HERE

ResArtis - Review national and international artist residencies  HERE

Burnaway - Review national and international opportunities HERE

Grant Funding 

Candid - Foundation Directory - Review online directory of funders and opportunities HERE

Planning

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Mint - a free personal financial management tool.