Artist Opportunity Listings


Visual Artist Fellowship

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Thursday, March 15

The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists in the Philadelphia Region reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas, regardless of their status as emerging, mid-career, or established. .


Open to all Visual Artists: CFEVA’S NewCourtland Artist Fellowship

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Monday, April 2

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland, is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. In order to apply, artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings New Courtland’s residents together with school age children/teens to create a meaningful experience and a high quality artistic project. .


Celebration of Art and Life 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Tuesday, May 1

Penn Medicine presents an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and patients to participate in an art exhibition at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The juried art exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., and former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. or contact Genevieve at .


2018 Exhibition at Penn Medicine Cherry Hill

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Monday, April 30

Penn Medicine presents a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students and patients to participate in a competition showcasing individual creative expression. This juried art exhibition is dedicated to highlighting the new Penn Medicine Cherry Hill facility as well as local south New Jersey artists. Painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors and craftspeople are invited to explore all techniques and subjects within a wide range of ideas and styles.


Glen Foerd’s ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Program

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Friday, May 4

Artists are invited to apply to become an Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd on the Delaware. This is an amazing opportunity for artists across mediums and especially targeted to artists that have an interest in historic collections, architecture, environmental art, public engagement, Philadelphia history, historic homes and riverways. .


Calls for Entry 

Vox Populi Call for New Members

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 15

Vox Populi is currently seeking applications for new members due March 15th, 2018. Visual and performing artists, writers, and curators that are engaged in experimental methods are encouraged to apply. Vox Populi is looking for individuals that are committed to their personal practices and are interested in working collaboratively to run an alternative art space.


Call for Artists: Mural Arts Philadelphia Artist Residencies - Fiber Art

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 15

Mural Arts Philadelphia invites fiber artists to apply for the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 2018 Spring/Summer Artist Residency. The resident artist will work with this historic and diverse neighborhood to develop a fiber-based project that brings community members together through collaborative creation, building relationships and encouraging neighborhood pride. .


2018 Fringe Festival

Philadelphia, PA

Important Registration Dates:

  • Super Early Bird registration by March 16 - $275
  • Early Bird registration by April 16 -  $300
  • Final registration by June 1 -  $350

We are seeking to amplify all the creative voices in our city and beyond, and this September, we’re inviting you to grab the mic (or paintbrush, pointe shoes, or other artistic tool of your choice)! Whether you have been creating for years or you are just starting to experiment, your work deserves a platform to connect with audiences and artists from all over. .


Call for Art at the Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 25

The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition and this year's juror, Syd Carpenter, invites artists and craftspeople to submit work in all media that references the land, the transience of the body, and the skill of the maker. The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the Museum.


West Park Arts Fest 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: March 30

Fairmount Park Conservancy is issuing a call to artists to create a site-specific installation for the 11th annual West Park Arts Fest, on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event is a showcase for visual artists, musicians, dancers, craft vendors, and local institutions and nonprofit partners. At the event, visitors of all ages can enjoy performances, art activities, vendors, food and historic tours.


Art All Night Trenton

Trenton, NJ

Deadline: March 31

Art All Night is looking for high-quality, committed vendors with something unique to offer, and who want to actively work with them to make the AAN Market a success! The Market is a curated selection of local artisans who are selling handmade and re-purposed goods. Each year they strive to bring a fresh and well-balanced mix of vendors to their event.


Solo Exhibition Opportunity at COOP 

Nashville, TN 

Deadline: April 1 

COOP Gallery is accepting proposals for a solo exhibition in JuneThe selected artist will receive a $500 honorarium, and a solo show. Application fee of $25 paid via PayPal. Artist not accepted for this exhibition will be considered for future exhibitions. . 


Call for Art at the Plays & Players Gallery

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: April 2

Plays and Players Gallery is looking for artist whose work has to do with environmentalism and ecology. They are excepting paintings, drawings, photography, installation and sculptures. The mission of the gallery is to enrich the local neighborhood with emerging, local talent through exhibitions whose theme thrives on a variety of cultural, political and socially relevant topics. .



New York, NY

Deadline: April 3

First Street Gallery's large exhibition space in the heart of NYC's Chelsea Art District can accommodate works in this exhibition up to 44 inches in width, including frame, with no height limit. Juror: Artist Ronnie Landfield.  Ronnie Landfield is an American abstract painter, born in 1947 in the Bronx, NY. It is during his early career from the mid-1960s through the 1970s, that his paintings were first associated with Lyrical Abstraction, (related to Post Minimalism, Color Field Painting, and Abstract Expressionism).  


6x6: The International Small Art Phenomenon

Rochester, NY

Deadline: April 15

We're at it again (and we need you)! Each year Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. We need your help to make 6x6 an amazing international expression of support for art, creativity, and participation. You can help us keep growing our 6x6 network by participating and sharing 6x6 with your family and friends. Visit our Facebook to stay in the loop and don't miss our *new* 6x6 website!


Call for Artist with Souls Shot

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: April 15

Souls Shots is looking for portraits of victims of gun violence. Open to all artists over 18 working in any media. The goal is to present diverse works that in some way relay graphically or through narrative the essence of the person being portrayed. Their mission is to bring attention to and memorialize the lives lost to gun violence. .


Call for Graduating Printmakers

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: April 20

Star Wheel Printers is excited to be holding its forth annual exhibition opened to all graduating BFA, BA, and MFA candidates with a major or minor concentration in printmaking from Philadelphia area colleges and universities. The exhibition, First Edition: New Philadelphia Printmakers, will be exhibited in the Fleisher Art Memorial's Center for Works on Paper from May 7 to June 2 with the opening reception to be announced. Each student may submit up to two pieces. Artists will be notified by April 27th if their work has been selected. 


Art Is Life

Roxborough, PA

Deadline: April 21

Artistry runs deep in Roxborough, and there’s no better stage for seeing it than at our 4th annual Art Is Life festival! Three main stages. Dozens of pop-up shops and vendor tables lining the main artery of our neighborhood. This is a place for creative energy, fine craftsmanship, locally-sourced cuisine, and art of just about every kind. 



Los Gatos, California

Deadline: April 21

RISE: Empower, Change and Action! seeks to bring artists into dialogue and to bring forth what is important to self, community, our nation and the world at large through art that reflects and addresses complex socio-cultural issues and focuses on a vision for a more positive, empowering future. They welcome art of any medium that reflects personal as well as observed stories, whether myth, fact or fiction.


Open call at Arthaus Projects

Williamsport, PA

Deadline: April 28

Arthaus Projects is looking for artist to submit for Techne, a juried exhibition examining the relationship between art and science. Participating artists are asked to create an original piece of artwork in any medium that is related to science in some aspect.


Student Exhibition Opportunity: Surface Design Association

University of Missouri

Deadline: May 1

FUTURE TENSE II will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. This second annual SDA Juried Student Exhibition will coordinate with the Mid-West Fiber Art Educator Network (MFEN) conference November 9-11, 2018.  The exhibition will be held at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery in partnership with the School of Visual Studies, Art Program, University of Missouri.  Exhibition Dates: November 5-15, 2018. All undergraduate students, graduate students, or people within 2 years of graduating are welcome to apply.  .


The Print Center 93RD ANNUAL is Open for Submissions

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 12

The Print Center is looking for artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work to submit for their 93rd ANNUAL. The Print Center's ANNUAL International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and in process. .


2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA 

Deadline: June 13

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations, offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. .


Aesthetica Art Prize

York, UK

Deadline: August 31

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts.

There are two categories for entry; the Emerging Prize, which is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years, and the Main Prize, open to all. Artists can submit work to one of four categories; Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video; and Installation & Performance. Prizes include; £5,000 for the Main Prize winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize winner,group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica, Editorial coverage, Publication in the Future Now annual, art supplies and books supplied by Prize sponsors. 


The Bennett Prize

Pittsburgh, PA

Deadline: April 13- Sept 28

The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established by American art collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt, to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The Bennett Prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarded biennially, and provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years to the winning artist. Ten (10) finalists will each receive $1,000 to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Michigan, and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant. .


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 .



Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work to take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call. Please outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Email submissions and any questions to  with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!


Residencies, Fellowships, & Grants


Open Call for Curatorial Fellow

Long Island City, New York

Deadline: May 13

SculptureCenter is looking for emerging curators to apply for Curatorial Fellow. The Curatorial Fellow organizes SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice exhibition, culled from an open call for artists. The Curatorial Fellow will gain hands-on experience in a museum setting and have the opportunity to collaborate with SculptureCenter's curatorial staff in the conceptualization and realization of the exhibition. .


The Hopper Prize

Philadelphia, Pa

Deadline: May 15

An opportunity for individual artists to find funding for their work as well as have a pair of contemporary curators view their work. 5 artists will receive grants, and 30 artists will be selected to have their work exhibited digitally. 


Art Jobs

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

  1. Philadelphia Photographer 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 with CV, list of the skillset, and anything else pertinent to the opportunity.


Studio Space

Shared Studio Space Available in Professional Ceramic Tile Studio.
Ammenities include:

  • Access to 3 kilns, pugmill, slab roller, shelving, storage, table top work space, etc.
  • Central Germantown location
  • Sunny, spacious and well ventilated space
  • Close to trains and buses
  • Street parking

Call Karen Singer at 215-849-7010 to discuss details and arrange a visit

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

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

Two Floors for Lease: Musical Arts Club Building 1821 Ranstead St, Philadelphia PA 19103. Each floor is approx. 3,000sf and is open to professional art administrators, graphic designers, artists and architects. Located near Rittenhouse Square, the building is walking distance to restaurants and Suburban Station. If interested contact Lotus Yu at or (610) 734-6945 

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

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

March 12
June 30, 2018
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103