Artist Opportunity Listings

CFEVA Opportunities 


2019 NewCourtland Artist Fellowship

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 19

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. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to Seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia. Artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings NewCourtland's seniors together with student groups to create a meaningful experience and an exciting artistic project. 




Cherry Street Pier:  Request for Exhibitions

Deadline: May 24, 2019

The Delaware River Waterfront Corp (DRWC) is requesting proposals for exhibitions at its newest public space Cherry Street Pier (CSP). DRWC is a nonprofit with a mission to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities along the central Delaware River Waterfront. We aim to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.  



Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: May 25

AUTOMAT presents the 2019 Open Call for submissions. Through this call our members will select 3-6 artists to exhibit their works at AUTOMAT Gallery this July & August. We wish to develop ongoing relationships with artists through this call, so if you would like to show with us, we encourage you to apply.

AUTOMAT is committed to expanding the diversity of our roster; all are welcome to apply. 



Los Angeles, CA

Deadline: May 27

Exhibit Dates: June 13-July 6, 2019

Enter our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations. 


Darlene Messina- Seeking video artist to collaborate on a project.

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: May 30

Currently putting a grant proposal together for a public art installation event for next spring.

If funded there is a small budget for the work of a video artist.

Scope of work would be to provide creative input on the project and video documentation of the public response to the installation/event (10 -15 mins of video)


New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: May 30

Women Canadian citizens between the ages of 21-35 who are living and working (in any artistic discipline) in New York State, including students in bachelor's and master's degree programs, are encouraged to apply for this $5,000 award.


Salon des Refuses: Exhibition Opportunity

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE:  May 31, 2019

Open to artists who submitted to, but whose work was not chosen for, the Woodmere Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibition, during the last five years.  


Create! Magazine Call for Art

Deadline: May 31

Create! Magazine is an independent contemporary arts magazine focused on highlighting the work of talented emerging and mid-career creatives from across the globe. We are pleased to announce our next call for artists for a custom designed two-page spread in our publication (both print & digital) that will feature your artist biography, website, and two images of your artwork. For submission requirements click !


The Fourth No-Boundaries International (Youth) Art Exhibition

New York, NY

Deadline: June 1 

No-Boundaries Committee, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, has launched the fourth annual 2019 No-Boundaries International Art Exhibitions to foster global awareness and social responsibility in young citizens around the world. The No-Boundaries theme this year is “A Drop of Water”, which encourages exploration of the relationship between human beings and water through art. All youth participants, from kindergarten to high school across the world, are encouraged to submit their artwork. Submissions are currently being accepted until June 1, 2019. The selected artworks will be shown in galleries open to the public in the host cities of Beijing, Paris, Nairobi, New York and Rio de Janeiro. The U.S. exhibitions will begin in August 2019 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University and the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and then travel to other regional hubs through January 2020. Artists will be invited to the exhibition openings after registration. 


The NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp

 Saratoga Springs, NY

Deadline: June 5

This July 2019 professional development program is open to New York State-based artists in all disciplines and career stages and will be provided free of charge to selected participants. Priority will be given to artists in Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, Warren, and Washington counties.


Open Call: MY PHILADELPHIA for Revolvd LLC

Deadline: June 7


REVOLVD LLC founder Eric Preisendanz is offering an OPEN CALL for submissions from any interested artist living within 40 miles of Philadelphia. The juried exhibition will be displayed July 7 – September 21 at the Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the theme is “My Philadelphia.” For more information and submission guidelines, click


2019 National Small Works Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: June 8


The Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to exhibit outstanding prints, photos, and artist books by artists from across the United States in its 2019 National Small Works Exhibition from August 1 through 25, 2019. This annual juried exhibition, now in its twenty-second year, attracts an exciting range of entries in both traditional and experimental printmaking techniques including intaglio, relief, woodcut, linocut, Solarplate, serigraph, digital and photographic prints, plus three dimensional works with print components. For more information, click


Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 12

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2020 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. We strongly recommend that artists begin the proposal process by attending an artist orientation. These informational tours/ conversations give the artist a chance to experience the space, discuss what makes a successful proposal, ask questions, and observe visitors interacting with the current artist installations. 


The Print Center 94th Call for Entries

Deadline: June 14

The Print Center is pleased to announce its 94th Call for Entries Juried Exhibition!

Artists using Photography or Printmaking as critical components of their work are invited to submit. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter. To apply and find out more about awards 


Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship!

Johnson, VT

Deadline: June 15

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) is thrilled to announce 50+ new residency fellowships to be awarded at our June 15th, 2019 deadline. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships, which are merit-based awards open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends).


Main Line Art Center: Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition and Award--Call for Entries

Haverford, PA

Deadline: June 25, 2019

The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, honors approximately three artists annually with an exhibition in the Center's gallery and an award of $1000. This award andassociated exhibition program is an effort to support talented contemporary artists, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. 


PxP Contemporary 

Deadline: June 30

PxP Contemporary is an online platform which will connect collectors with high-quality, affordable artworks. We believe in transparent pricing, building meaningful relationships with our clients, providing exceptional customer service and above all, supporting the talented artists who we will work with and represent.


Da Vinci Art Alliance- Open Call for 2020 Exhibitions

Deadline: August 1

Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) seeks to construct an ambitious collection of thought-provoking exhibitions for the course of 2020. Submit today!


The Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art

Brooklyn, NY

Deadline: August 7

Painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style are encouraged to apply for this new $5,000 award. The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement, where artists combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations in their work.


Carla Fisher- Artful Wishes: THE Artist Call for Entry for 2019 in Philadelphia!!!

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: September 6

My name is Carla Fisher and I am a fiber artist at the wonderful new art Mecca in Philadelphia, the Cherry Street Pier.  As a fellow artist, supporter, educator, and/or purveyor of the arts in our area, I am seeking your help.  We need to “get the word out” to all creators and makers in our area about the upcoming art auctions happening this fall at Cherry Street Pier to benefit the kids of Make-A-Wish!



Superfine Applicants now open: Galleries and Solo Artists

New York City, NY

Brick-and-mortar and online galleries curating and representing visual artists. Superfine! galleries represent the cutting edge in new contemporary art while still fostering accessibility via transparent pricing, thoughtful spread of sizes and price points, and diverse, artist-forward programs. Solo, artist-run booths. For artists who work with or are represented by galleries, we encourage you to discuss the opportunity with your gallery prior to submitting. Superfine! solo artists may range from emerging to mid-career, but share a consistent commitment to quality and professionalism in their work, presentation, and sales approach.  


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!


OPEN SUBMISSIONS the Woven Tale Press Internet Magazine

East Setauket, NY

Deadline: Rolling

The Woven Tale Press is a monthly online literary and fine arts magazine.  The Press mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the Web; we link contributors works directly back to their websites or blogs.  The Press welcomes submissions of painting, mixed media, crafts (including fiber), sculpture, photography, printmaking, and experimental.  We pride ourselves on being electric. 


Little Berlin Open Call for New Members

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: Rolling

Little Berlin, a collective of artists and curators committed to experimental and innovative programming and exhibitions, is seeking new members. Little Berlin places an emphasis on curation and programming: members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond the art practices of individual member.  .


Opening for Gallery Representation at Twenty-Two Gallery

Philadelphia, PA

Twenty-Two Gallery is an artist membership gallery offering 2 types of memberships to a limited number of selected artists. Our program is less burdensome on artists and offers them a better selling envirnonment than “corporate galleries.” Sitting Membership- a $125 per month member fee and a low 15% commission will apply. Artists must gallery sit one day per month. Artist’s work is shown year round in the member area of the gallery and artist is offered a solo show every 1.5- 2 years. Non-Sitting Membership- a $175 per month member fee. Same thing as “sitting membership” but NO  gallery sitting is required. 


Residencies, Fellowships, & Grants 


Artist Grant

DEADLINE: There are four grant cycle deadlines per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

Founded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter. WHO: Visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world. 


Maryland State Arts Council

Baltimore, MD

Creativity Grant Applications are now open for eligible activities occurring within Fiscal Year 2019 (March 15, 2019 - June 30, 2019). Please note: Applications for eligible activities beginning in FY20 (starting July 1, 2019) can be submitted after April 1.

Please read the g thoroughly prior to completing the  to confirm eligibility and timeline. Please contact Dana Parsons at  with any questions. 


The Hopper Prize

Deadline: May 21

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. 

It is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We accept entries in all media. For more information and how to apply, click  


The Velocity Fund

Philadelphia, PA

Deadline: June 7

The Velocity Fund directly supports artists throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5000. These projects should be experimental in nature and explore collaborative processes between artistic genres, leading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary discourse. We have a series of upcoming information sessions to support those with questions about the application process. A list of these sessions can be found . Additionally, we are happy to answer any of your questions by email at 


Innovate Grant

Deadline: June 18

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. Innovate Grant distributes (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. Now accepting submissions for Spring 2019. Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. More details found !


Second State Press

Philadelphia, PA

Fall Application Deadline: July 15

The Fob Holder program is designed to be a unique & competitive opportunity for artists to have unlimited access to the workspace in exchange for working 12 hours a week for SSP. Each of the Fob Holders are given unlimited access to the facilities, storage for their materials, and exposure to other artists at varying stages in their careers.  Fob holders play a key role in the day-to-day function of SSP by assisting other members, making sure that the shop runs smoothly, and managing the monitor schedule.  They are ambassadors to the shop and are knowledgeable in various printmaking processes. For more information and how to apply, click  


Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant

Deadline: August 1

The Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. For more information and how to apply, click .


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 

New York, NY

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency. To apply, visit 


Joan Mitchell Foundation: Emergency Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to U.S.-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community on a broad scale. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster. WHO: U.S. artists who have been impacted due to natural or man-made disasters FIELD: Painting, sculpture, or drawing DEADLINE: Applications are accepted throughout the year, starting January 1, 2019. 


Awesome Foundation Grant

Deadline - Rolling—monthly grants offered.

A micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants of $1000 to “awesome projects.” Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice art projects. .


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

DEADLINE: Rolling deadline

Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.  WHO: U.S. artists FIELD: Visual and performing arts. .


Pajama Factory

Artists spend 8 weeks creating, communing, and exploring in the expansive 300,000 square feet of the Pajama Factory - a rehabilitated historic factory complex with authentic charm and endless possibility. Throughout the residency, artists have unlimited access to resources including a knowledgeable staff, local artist network, and Pajama Factory studios - a photo lab, clay studio, woodshop, printing and fiber arts studio, and shared studio space. The Pajama Factory located in Williamsport, PA, invites artists to apply to the 2019 Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residency (AIR) Program.Artists of all disciplines, career levels, and localities are encouraged to apply to this multidisciplinary, immersive residency. The 2019 deadline to apply is 11:59PM (EST) on Monday, April 15th, 2019. Artists can apply online at or via mail to 1307 Park Avenue, Box 10 Williamsport, PA 17701. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Selected artists will be notified by Saturday, April 20th, 2019. .


Wayne Art Center – 2019 Regional Juried Spring Open

Open to legal residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC, Wayne Art Center’s Juried Regional Spring Open invites eligible artists to submit up to four pieces of original artwork in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry or fiber. .


Art Jobs & Internships 


Intern Wanted to Assist Photographer

Artist Laurence Salzmann is looking for an intern to help with his photography practice. Interested? Contact him at


Village Youth: Village Industries Part Time Creative Jobs

Philadelphia, PA

At The Village, we believe your after-school job should help create your future. Part-time paid positions with Village Industries will help prepare teens for work or study in the Creative Economy. Teens work alongside professional artists to create projects for Philly-based clients and causes. Work in music production, photo, journalism, event planning, ceramics, & more. 


Village Youth: Impact Studios

Philadelphia, PA

Learn & build with top local artists in music production, podcasting, fashion design, photography, and more. When you join Impact Studios at you get to work with Philly’s top artists, designers, and activists. You’ll create professional quality projects, performances, and exhibits, and travel to local galleries, attend VIP performances, and tour private creative agencies. 


Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Intern

Philadelphia, PA

The intern will split their time between the Communications and Environmental Art departments, offering a broad range of exposure and experience to a motivated and engaged student. The intern will gain a keen education in visual arts administration, the field of environmental art, and the power of art to connect people with nature and educate on environmental topics. The intern will concurrently gain experience in nonprofit marketing and communications, including mission-driven communications and graphic design. This is an excellent position to gain foundational office and research skills within a dynamic, unique, and successful not-for-profit organization. 


Environmental Art Internship

Start Date: September 2019

Deadline: July 31.

The intern will spend their time in the Environmental Art departments, offering a range of exposure and experience to a motivated and engaged student. The intern will gain a keen education in visual arts administration, the field of environmental art, and the power of art to connect people with nature and educate on environmental topics. The intern will work closely with staff in the environmental art department on projects related to our ongoing exhibition program and innovative LandLab residency program. This is an excellent position to gain foundational office and research skills within a dynamic, unique, and successful not-for-profit organization

Application Procedure:

Please send a cover letter, a current resume, and two references with email addresses and phone numbers. Please email to Christina Catanese, Director of Environmental Art,

( and include “2019 Fall Internship” in the subject line. 


Art Camp Job

Barbara Gillette, director of PPR's Older Adult Services, is looking for artists to teach in their Art Camp in June.

Please contact her at or 2156852736



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


Philadelphia, PA

My name is Genevieve Geer and I am opening a hybrid space that is a glass studio/ retail / gallery, and most importantly, houses four small 10x10 studios, that we are renting for $285. This covers rent, electric, ac and internet. Each studio is private, and secure. We created these spaces to fill a gap in the Philadelphia studio market. Most studios that are safe and warm or cool start at $600 plus utilities. We think these high rents are a trend in Philadelphia that is completely unsupportive to artists, and is driven by developers looking solely to make a buck. Happy to have artists in the neighborhood, but do nothing to sustain them. We think these small inexpensive spaces are a necessity for a healthy creative city, and we want to set an example! We are looking for a nice combination of artists for our first rentals- hopefully for December 1st. 

Utility Works Creative Community: We are just getting started so there are several studio spaces available. Studios from $125/month and Hot Desks from $100/month. Visit  for more information or 610.745.4013 or email at to schedule a tour!


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

May 9
June 30, 2019
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103