Artist Opportunity Listings

Calls for Entry 

Da Vinci Art Alliance - Call for 2019 Exhibitions

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 1

Da Vinci Art Alliance is accepting proposals for curated exhibitions and solo shows for its two renovated spaces for 2019. Every Open Call submission is reviewed by our Exhibitions Committee, and all shows will be scheduled based on available dates and content. The DVAA committee aims to create a diverse, stimulating, and balanced selection of shows throughout the year. For more details and submission info, please view DVAA's site. 


PPAC Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 1

2 Artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 – May 25, 2019. PPAC understands that contemporary photography takes many forms, we are open to all photography, digital imaging, film/video, and lens-based installation work. Learn more.


Teen Lounge Request For Proposals - Fall 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 1

Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid residencies! Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in afterschool arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by teaching artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process. Learn more.


Call For Entries: The Art Connection in the Capital Region

Baltimore, MD

Deadline: June 1

The Art Connection in the Capital Region invites you to participate in an exhibition and art placement project presented in partnership with Impact Hub Baltimore. As part of ACCR’s Art + Community series, this project will bring together artists willing to donate their artwork to qualifying nonprofit community service organizations within Baltimore City. The artwork selected by the participating nonprofits will be considered a donation to the agencies for permanent display. Learn more.


Call for Entries: Art Market at Tyler

Deadline: June 1

The 7th annual Art Market at Tyler is a fine arts and crafts fair held throughout the 160,000 square foot facility that is Tyler School of Art. With an audience of 40,000–comprised of students, faculty, and staff–you can connect with the energetic and supportive community that is Tyler. Art Market takes place during Temple’s homecoming weekend, where visitors arrive in droves. Along with our promotion in local and regional media, your work will be seen by many new eyes. Positive and profitable experiences by artists and craftspeople keep participants returning year after year. Learn more.


Call for Artists: Below the Surface Juried Exhibition

New York, NY

Deadline: June 1

440 Gallery in Brooklyn announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition. Juror: Peter Gynd, Director of Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC. What lies below the surface? Is it visible or hidden, more than just a cursory glance? This exhibit will explore ways that artists are interpreting the physical layering of material versus the metaphorical strata of meaning. Show us how - from the simplest drawing to the most complex sculpture - art has the power to invoke something more than what meets the eye. Learn more


Draper Experiment 2019

Wilmington, DE

Deadline: June 1

The Delaware Contemporary introduces the Draper Experiment, a two month-long exhibition cycle featuring local, regional, and national artists. The Draper Experiment is not only for experimental artwork or performance, but is, in itself, an experiment, embodying The Delaware Contemporary’s mission of innovation and opportunities for contemporary artists. Each exhibition unit will begin with an opening reception during our first Friday Art Loop and be on display for two months. Individual artists, artist groups, and artist collectives are invited to submit proposals for their Draper Experiment. Our goal for the Draper Experiment is to break from traditional curatorial and exhibition practice -- any artist over the age of 18 can apply to the Draper Experiment and any medium will be considered. Learn more.


Call For Entries: Rituals and Identity

Newburgh, NY

Deadline: June 7

Ann Street Gallery is now accepting submissions for our Rituals & Identity exhibition. We are looking for works in diverse mediums that offer a fresh look at the rituals we engage in our daily life’s and illustrate the important role rituals play in defining one’s identity, as well as, the ability to bond us together in our shared experiences. Open to sculpture, fiber arts, painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, site-specific installations, printmaking and photography.

Artists should email the following to [email protected] with subject heading RITUAL & IDENTITY, along with five jpeg images of work; website link; cv/resume.


Celebration of Art and Life 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 8

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. Learn more or contact Genevieve at [email protected].


NYC4PA Call For Entry – Humans

New York, NY

Deadline: June 8

The New York Center for Photographic Art seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 25 - October 6, 2018 at the Jadite Gallery in New York. $3,000 in awards. Learn more.


MPAartfest Call for Artists

McLean, VA

Deadline: June 8

McLean Project for the Arts seeks submissions for their 12th annual MPAartfest, a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale to be held October 7, 2018 in McLean Central Park. Learn more.  


Target Gallery – Juxtaposed Exhibition

Alexandria, VA

Deadline: June 10

Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the work itself should be at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts. Learn more.


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. Learn more.


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. Learn more.


Asian Arts Initiative- FALL 2018: LABOR

Philadelphia, PA 

Deadline: June 15

We are seeking visual artists, poets, musicians, dancers, theater makers, educators, and every cultural producer in-between to explore, complicate, think through, respond to this topic of labor with us. We invite you to submit existing artwork, propose the creation of new artwork, and/or propose a workshop, panel, performance, or public program. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of Asian Arts Initiative staff and board, and selected submissions will be notified in July 2018. Learn more.


Solo Art Fair

New York, NY

Deadline: June 15

Solo Art Fair will offer participating artists the chance to showcase and sell their work in a complimentary booth while incurring zero commission fees on the sale of their works. Selected artists will be given complimentary booth space and booth lighting at the fair, which will be held from September 27-30, 2018 at The Brooklyn Expo Center. Learn more.


Project Stream

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 20 

Project Stream makes competitive grants up to $2,500 to individual artists, non-profit organizations and fiscally-sponsored organizations for innovative, community-based arts projects. Projects can include performances, exhibitions, readings or other arts projects in any genre, and must be open to the public. Learn more.


VIVID Gallery Call For Artist Proposals

Washington, DC

Deadline: June 21 

Vivid Gallery exhibits works that are experimental, environmental, unusual, and that encourage visitors to actively engage with the space. The gallery is dedicated to showcasing and supporting established contemporary artists as well as aspiring local talents. They are now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2019 season. Learn more.


Call for Artists: Maker Faire

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 24

Philadelphia is getting its first Mini Maker Faire this June at Pennovation. For anyone who isn't familiar, Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, it's a venue for "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects, and more. Register online as an exhibitor or simply join us on Sunday, June 24th to get some inspiration and a glimpse of the future! Learn more.


“Who Are You?”: Atlantic Gallery 2018 Juried Art Exhibition

New York, NY

Deadline: June 24

Entrants are invited to question how they wish to represent themselves. Realistically? Symbolically? With — or obliquely through — intimate or talismanic objects? Conspicuously by absence? Or …? Works may be 2- or 3-dimensional. Curator and artist Karen Kettering Dimit jurors the 2018 Atlantic Gallery Art Exhibition in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea District.

Open to all artists at least 18 years old. The winner will receive a solo exhibition in September at Atlantic Gallery.


Art Elevated 

New York, NY

Deadline: June 30

Art Elevated’s panel of esteemed arts jurors will select 90 artists’ works to be replicated on banners hung on lampposts throughout the world-famous Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018. In addition, a First, Second, and Third prize selections will be awarded $1500, $1000, and $500! Learn more.


Heavybubble – Kind of Blue Open Call

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 30

Some people sing the blues. Some people feel blue. Picasso had a blue period. Join Heavybubble for a postcard show at Artspace 1241 in the heart of Phialdelphia. Please use a panel, art board, mat board or a similar stiff substrate. We prefer that artwork be for sale: set your price. Heavybubble does not take any commission. Learn more.


Exposure 2018: To Those Who Serve

New Hope, PA

Deadline: July 9

Hot apple pie on the 4th of July, Mom, and Ole’ Glory conjure America’s typical images of her patriotic past. Today, many different opinions exist on the topic of patriotism. What does our America mean to you? New Hope Arts is celebrating would like to invite artists working all photographic media to submit their works with regards to America and patriotism. 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!


Residencies, Fellowships, & Grants


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. Learn more.


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. Learn more.


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. Learn more.


The Velocity Fund

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 1

Temple Contemporary recently launched a re-granting initiative called The Velocity Fund.  Established by Temple Contemporary and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Velocity Fund offers grants up to $5,000 to Philadelphia’s visual artist working in a collaborative manner and pursuing experimental practices.  

The first scheduled informational session taking place on Tuesday April 17th at 5:30pm at The Print Center (1614 Latimer Street) and the second will be held on Thursday, April 26th at 5:00pm at Slought (4017 Walnut Street).  If you have any questions at all about this new initiative, call 215-777-9138. Learn more


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. 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 

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May 10
June 30, 2018
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103