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Delaware Humanities Forum
Call to Artists

There is a mystery afoot that the Delaware Humanities Forum needs your help solving (and writing and illustrating!).

We ask you to consider contributing a bit of your time and skill to join several of your fellow Delaware artists in penning the first annual "Delaware Whodunit," a proposed serialized tale written by an array of Delaware authors to be published electronically in installments for schools, community centers, libraries, and individual readers from around the state.

We envision the "Delaware Whodunit" as a progressive story told by different Delaware authors, one chapter at a time, moving a group of student-sleuths through a mystery involving historical and cultural attractions throughout the state.

We will be having our first information session Sunday, February 19th at 3 PM at the Woodlawn Library.  If you will attend please contact Ciera Fisher at Delaware Humanities Forum to RSVP.

If you can't attend the meeting but are interested in getting involved please contact David Teague.

Posted February 15, 2017

TransCultural Exchange’s 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts:
Exploring New Horizons
Call to Artists for Proposals

TransCultural Exchange’s Conferences are the only of their kind, bringing together hundreds of international artists, residency directors, arts teachers, administrators, biennale organizers, cultural attachés, high level critics, curators and grant makers. For students, they are the missing link between academia and a real world art practice. For more established artists, they are an essential forum for networking with their peers around the globe.

TransCultural Exchange is currently accepting proposals for its three-day conference Exploring New Horizons. (Submissions can take the form of talks, round-table panel discussions, pecha kucha pitches or workshops.)  Picking up where the last Conference Expanding Worlds left off, the Conference Committee is primarily looking for presentations that promote opportunities for today’s artists. For instance, speakers might present various residency programs, offer practical advice (such as resources for funding, new technologies or managing a studio practice), address social or political interventions or promote collaboration with other disciplines, such as medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Presentations on current trends in art and new research in other fields are also encouraged.

Proposal Deadline: February 20, 2017; 5:00 p.m.
Conference Dates: February 22nd – 24th, 2018
Location: Québec City, Canada
Academic Host: Laval University, with panels, tours and presentations also taking place throughout Québec City

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit

Sign up for notification of Conference scholarship and Discount Registration deadlines here:

Posted February 10, 2017

The Delaware Contemporary
Call for Artists

The Contemporary Gala is an exciting and elegant evening of music, auctions, and unconventional entertainment. Proceeds from the event support our exhibitions and education programs.
Artists will have their work featured in our Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space gallery for an audience of art enthusiasts and collectors. Contributing artists can opt to receive 50% of the sale price or donate the entire amount to The Delaware Contemporary.

Submit your application online by February 22 to exhibit your work in our 2017 Contemporary Gala Art Auction!

Posted February 10, 2017

Rehoboth Art League RAL), 44th Annual Members' Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
Call to Artists

This call is open to all RAL Member Artists. Membership must remain current from the time of this registration through the dates of the event.

Deadline for Application Fee and Submission: March 1, 2017

Located in the Delaware Beach resort area, the Rehoboth Art League’s (RAL's) two weekend annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show draws local discerning collectors as well as those from the Baltimore-Washington, Philadelphia and New York City areas. The wooded historic campus of over 3.5 acres draws over 10,000 people annually, many who are returning patrons eager to see their favorite artist’s new works. Adult show patrons pay a $5 entry fee good for both days of a single weekend. The RAL provides free shuttle service for all four show days from two locations off of busy Route 1. Show advertising is placed in regional magazines, newspapers, and radio. Direct mail, social media, Chamber and Tourism event calendars feature the show as a signature event in the Coastal Delaware region.

The Art League is within walking distance of the beach and downtown Rehoboth. Artist booths are set up throughout the property creating a welcoming atmosphere for art patrons to view the best in fine art and fine crafts. Many amenities are provided to make the show welcoming for participating artists – including a complimentary breakfast each show day and a reception each Saturday evening, providing a chance for artists to unwind, swap show stories, and to get to know each other. If you have not already done so, prior to submitting your application we encourage you to read the 2017 Participating Artists Form, which profiles the site and explains unique considerations for set up/tear down, and explains show operations in the residential neighborhood of Henlopen Acres.

Posted February 3, 2017

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Call for Artist Installations

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 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.

The deadline for proposals is June 14, 2017. For guidelines and to apply, visit

Posted February 3, 2017

Artists of the Delmarva Peninsula
Call for Artists

In support of the Easton - Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival, the Working Artists Forum annually sponsors a juried and judged art exhibit entitled “Local Color”.  The exhibit will be held concurrently with, and under the auspices of the 13th annual Easton Plein Air Competition.

The “Local Color” show features Studio Finished Paintings (your best work – artist’s choice of subject matter). Only two dimensional art using acrylic, watercolor, oil and pastel are acceptable. All work done within the last three years. All paintings must be original, and properly framed. We reserve the right to remove paintings that do not conform to the prospectus.

The exhibit is open to all artists residing on the Delmarva Peninsula in, MD, DE or VA and any member of WAF (hosts of “Local Color”).  *Participants who have been juried into the Plein Air – Easton Competition are not eligible to apply. A non-refundable Entry Fee of $25 for WAF members and $35 for non-members must accompany your application.  A 25% commission will be charged on each sale, with portions of the proceeds supporting the scholarship programs of the Working Artists Forum.

Applications and JPEG images must be received by March 10, 2017.   You will be notified by mail no later than March 24, 2017 of your acceptance status

For prospectus and information: ,

If you have further questions, contact Doris Glovier by phone 410-957-2398, by email or Nancy Thomas by phone 410-310-5219 or email     

Posted February 3, 2017

Newark Arts Alliance
Call for Artists

Newark Arts Alliance’s Gallery Shop
Area artists are encouraged to submit items for the NAA Gallery Shop. Pieces may be dropped off any time during regular hours. New work typically goes out after the Gallery Shop Committee meets on the first Monday of the month.

Artists wishing to display works in the shop must be members of the Newark Arts Alliance. Not a member yet? Join online now or when you drop off your items!

Please review the Gallery Shop Guidelines before you submit your work. Note the following recent update to our shop guidelines:
Young at Art
A reminder for artists ages 5–18—get creating for this year's Young at Art exhibition! Drop-off dates for submissions: February 24–26. We look forward to celebrating the creativity of our young local artists at this annual event.

Posted February 3, 2017

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC)
Call for Entries

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) is marking its 32nd year of celebrating artists and extraordinary art from around the globe on the renowned NYC art stage. For decades, the competition has successfully opened up new opportunities and enhanced the careers of emerging and mid career artists while promoting the great tradition of art and ensuring its continued vibrancy in our modern world.

Artists are selected by an independent jury to receive awards valued at more than $70,000, including cash prizes, a high-profile collective exhibition, magazine profiles and much more. For the complete list of this year's prizes click here.  All awards are geared toward giving the winners valuable exposure with an aim to accelerate their art careers and encourage future productivity.

 “Are you ready to take your art to the next level? Enter the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition! Submissions open until February 21.

Posted December 28, 2016

"Art Olympia 2017" 2nd International Open Art Competition, Set for 2017 in Japan
Global Call for Entries

“Art Olympia,” a new international open art competition held once in every two years, aims to discover young talented artists and to support them so that their global art careers may flourish. The competition will give away a total of approximately $500,000 in cash awards and prizes to 180 selected artists from around the world.

The second Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks only. This time, photographic works will be also accepted.

Artworks, submitted from around the world, will first be reviewed at regional entry bases and then finally in Tokyo. A primary review will be done by using the images of artworks and the final review with real artworks. Moreover, the final review will use a point-rating system, allowing the public to check the reviewing process.

With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created the Student Category, allowing students to apply for both All-Entrants and Student Categories. A panel of jurors, comprising experts from various fields, provides aspiring artists with a rare chance to get their artworks reviewed by art experts.

-Overseas-Based Jurors-
Florence Derieux: Curator of American Art, Centre Pompidou Foundation
Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center
Simon Njami: Writer and independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist
Chu Teh-I: Artist, Director, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA
Kara Vander Weg: Director, Gagosian Gallery

-Tokyo-Based Jurors-
Akiko Endo: Painter, Professor of Musashino Art University
Toyomi Hoshina: Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts
Aomi Okabe: Art critic and curator
Hiroshi Senju: Artist
Akira Tatehata: President, Tama Art University

Total amount of cash and extra prizes: Approx. USD $500,000
Total number of winners: Approx. 180 persons
All-Entrants Category: First prize USD $120,000 (one winner)
Student Category: First prize USD $20,000 (one winner)
In addition, special prizes will be awarded by jurors and Art Olympia Executive Committee.

1. Entry period: From October 1, 2016, to March 15, 2017
2. Announcement of winners: June 7, 2017
3. Exhibition: Toshima Ward Office Building on June 17-25, 2017

The International Open Art Competition "Art Olympia 2017"
English version:
Japanese, English, French, Spanish, traditional Chinese versions:

Art Olympia Executive Committee Office

Posted December 9, 2017

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
6x6x2017 International Call for Entries

You can be a part of an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and people just like YOU. Please share this unique exhibition opportunity with your community!

Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted and exhibited both in the gallery and online, and all will be on sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists' names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase, and sold-out artists' names will be revealed next to their works online July 7. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D), and there is no fee to enter. There is a four-artwork limit per elementary, middle, or high school.  Read the entry guidelines here (

Do you have questions? Email us at

Artwork Entries Due: April 16, 2017 (Postmarked by April 15)
6x6x2017 Exhibition: June 3 - July 16, 2017
Global Online Preview Begins: May 19 at 10am
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 3, 4-10pm

Keep up to date on all the 6x6 excitement using #RoCo6x6

Mail or deliver your artwork before April 16, 2017 (Postmarked April 15) to:
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 USA

Posted December 9, 2016

Dover Art League
Call for Entries

The Dover Art League has two large galleries, studio space for rental and a small art show. 

The Main Gallery is located on the 1st floor. The following link contains our call for entries for our Main Gallery. These calls are (with the exception of the March and December show) are open to non-member artists.

Our second Floor Gallery is called the Holden Gallery. This space can be rented for solo or group shows. Artist(s) who are interested in renting the space should send a show proposal, CV and artist statement to  Artist(s) who are interested in touring the gallery can contact us via email or telephone at 302-674-0402 to set an appointment.

Please visit the website for the 2017 show calendar with the essential details, including, entry fees and deadlines.

Posted July 25, 2016

For additional opportunities, check the links below.

Arts Participation


Call for Entries



Jobs in the Arts


Resources for the Arts