Artist Opportunity Listings

Calls for Entry

Out of Scale at Da Vinci Art Alliance

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: November 29

DVAA current members only exhibition. $20 to apply regardless of number of images submitted. All works must be for under $150, reproductions are accepted and all must be of a certain size.

Call For Artists: Mural Arts and Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

Philadelphia PA                                                                                                                                                                                   
Deadline: December 1

Interfaith's mission is to advance trust and understanding between communities of different faiths. As you might imagine, they have been working around the clock this year in response to the numerous acts of hate that have taken place in Philadelphia and throughout the country. Mural Arts is pleased to be partnering with them on a community-based project that we hope will create opportunities for people of different faiths to interact, learn from each other and create a beautiful mural in the process. It will be sited in Old City.

Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: January 19

The Philadelphia Autism Project Art show is looking for artists of all ages from the autism community and surrounding counties are invited to submit paintings, drawings, watercolors, collages, as well as sculptures for inclusion in the March-April 2018 event. This event is aimed at recognizing the talent of individuals with autism and increasing awareness of autism within the Philadelphia community.  

Solo Exhibition Opportunity: Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia PA
Deadline: January 31

Saint Joseph's Universty in Philadelphia, PA features six professional artist exhibitions per year in the Merion Hall Gallery. We consider work in all media and all subject matter. Chosed Artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their art to and from the Gallery. Please upload 10 images, resume and artist statement for consideration . Email with questions. 

Time in the Garden at Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: February 1

Morris Arboretum is looking for artists to create indoor or outdoor art to exhibit at the Morris Arboretum. Artists can either construct a piece to be installed either on the 92-acre public garden, or as a hanging piece in the Upper Gallery of the Visitor’s Center. Outdoor pieces must be able to withstand being in the garden for the next 5 months. A letter of interest is due by February 1, 2018. To learn more contact Contact Michelle Conners at 215-247-5777 x109 or


Art in the Open (AiO), presented by PNC Arts Alive

Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: February 1

Art in the Open (AiO), a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city's diverse natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm. Selected artists will also be able to participate in complementary programs and public engagement events presented by more than 30 organizational partners, as well as exhibit their finished work as part of the 2018-2019 AiO exhibition series. AiO reaches an estimated 12,000 visitors over the course of the three-day event.

Local, National and International artists, working in all media, are encouraged to . Learn more about previous AiO events by visiting For more information or questions about the application process, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis, Director of Artist Programs at CFEVA: (215) 546-7775 x 11 or .

PROGRAM DATES: May 18-20, 2018(Walk-through and reception May 17, 2018)
STIPEND (New for AiO 2018): $350 (Additional travel funds are available on a case by case basis) 
2018 AIO JURORS: Mary Salvante, Curator and Gallery Director, Rowan University Art Gallery; Conrad Benner, Independent Curator, Founder and Editor, Streets Dept; Additional jurors to be announced shortly. 

Khuyana AiR


Artists will have the chance to explore the land of Peru and expand upon their horizons of creativity. The residency would fee is $700 U.S. dollars and includes:


 ● Transportation airport - residence - airport (pickup schedule will be provide).


● Welcome session with a traditional amazon dinner.

● Residency period accommodation in floating amazon maloka with shared rooms.

● Weekly meetings and talks organized by coordinators to exchange information and ideas about a proposed topic.

● The organization is committed to holding two art exhibitions that will show the artist-in-residence products in two cities, the first one in Iquitos at the end of residency period, then pieces will be moving to the second exhibition in Lima.

● The AiR program will provide the space and promotion for resident’s open studios or workshops.

● The AiR program will provide the cultural promotion for resident’s exhibition in social media, national Tv and/or radio.

● Invitation letters and certificates of participation to the participants will be extended.

 To learn more and apply please email

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

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Two-Year Fellowship
New York, NY
Deadline: December 7

The online application to the 2017 Artist as Activist Two Year Fellowship is now open. This fellowship provides the opportunity for creative professionals who are committed to moving the dial on mass incarceration, and by extension racial justice, to seek a robust set of resources to advance their work. The fellowship lasts from May 2017 – April 2019 and includes a grant of up to $100,000 over the two year period.

Harvestworks New Works Residency
New York, NY
Deadline: January 4

The Harvestworks New Works Residency is a national program that offers American artists and legal US residents commissions of up to $5000 to make a new work in our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) lab. Each artist receives up to a $2000 artist fee with the balance of the award used for TEAM lab activities including research and development, sound and image production, programming and prototyping. The artist works with a team comprised of Harvestworks’ Project Manager and consultants, technicians or instructors. The proposed projects should explore new aesthetic premises and push the boundaries of conventional art forms and media.

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.

Model Needed - Life Drawing Sessions
Philadelphia PA
Date of Job: November 8th 

Ellipsis Gallery is looking for a model availbale on the evening of Nov 8th to pose for our Deviant Life Drawing sessions. Models willing to do moer than contraposto. Model expected to be changing shoes for most poses and otherwise nude. We are hoping to find someone agreeable for some light bondage - along with shoe changes, we are willing to work with the comfort of our models. If this isn't the right fit, we are also interested in other non traditional themes. We are offering $15-$30 per hour depending on experience, what the model is willing to do, and how reliable they are. We're interested in all body types, orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Three - fourty minute poses maximum. Sessions are for visual artists and no photographers, however we do ask that we take one or two promotional photos for future Deviant Life Drawing sessions with the model's permission and in a way that is respectful to the model and those who run the promotion. If you are interested please contact Jeanine Leclaire at your earliest convenience.


Studio Space

Artist Studio For Rent: Painter, Drawing, Clay, Sculptor. 
Ammenities include:

  • Close to loading dock 
  • East Falls location
  • Acessible by East Falls train stop Septa Regional Rail Norristown line
  • Acess to sink and gallery space
  • Friendly artist community
  • Wifi 

Learn more at 

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


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The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103