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  • Call for Artists: Ragdale Residency

    Deadline May 15, 2016:

    Dear Artist:

    I would like to invite you to apply for a residency at Ragdale in 2017. Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, Ragdale has provided time and space for artists, writers, composers and other creative professionals for more than 40 years. Ragdale is seeking individuals who not only pursue creative excellence, but also the synergies found in a community of like-minded artists. From the written word to built object to collaborative performance, Ragdale artists take their work to new levels in this uniquely supportive environment.

    Residencies for individuals: Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board. Please note that the deadline for all residencies taking place in 2017 is May 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CST). APPLY NOW

    Residencies for collaborative groups: Creative professionals of all types working collaboratively are eligible for 5-7 day residencies for groups of 5-13 artists. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board. Please note that the deadline for all residencies taking place in 2017 is May 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CST). APPLY NOW

    Fellowships: Ragdale awards fellowships to admitted residents based on merit and suitability of practice for public programming and Ragdale in Schools Initiative. Specific instructions and an application form are included with acceptance documents. A fellowship covers the full cost of residency and offers a minimum $500 stipend unless otherwise indicated.

    Financial Aid: Ragdale can provide limited financial aid to residents, based on need. Only individuals who have already been admitted may apply for financial assistance.

    Alice Hayes Fellowship: Alice Judson Hayes application is the only fellowship that requires an application and is evaluated separately from the residency application. An 18- or 25-day residency, free of charge, and a $500 stipend will be given to a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue having to do with peace, social justice, education, or the environment. Projects can be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, script-writing, creative nonfiction). No academic writing. Deadline is May 15, 2016 (11:59 PM CST). APPLY NOW

    Creative Sabbaticals: Creative Sabbaticals are one- to three-week residencies tailored for people who may or may not be creative professionals, but who are interested in pursuing a creative project in an environment without distractions. Learn More

    Amy Sinclair
    Grants and Admissions Manager

    P.S. Please share this message with your peers! We invite you and your colleagues to become a part of this exceptional community of artists.

    Listing Expires: 05/15/2016 23:59

  • Call for Artists: Digital Sculpture & Digital Embroidery Residency

    Deadline August 30, 2016:


    Digital Fabrication Residency program residents gain access for 3 days to learn and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, cnc routing, FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day onsite residency program must include a project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite. Residents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations, travel expenses, meals and if projects require materials outside of those provided.

    DFR works with residents in 2 to 3 online meetings prior to their onsite visit to figure out project needs and file preparation prior to the onsite visit. This is a highly individualized opportunity to work one on one with the DFR team to develop and work through ideas on the machines and utilizing a private studio. There are basic materials supplied and residents can send materials to be ready for their onsite visit. Residents have unlimited use of the machines and DFR team during facility hours. Only one resident per 3 day period. Applicants must recommend their preferred dates on their application. There is no required software or machine experience required to apply. We select applicants based on project proposals and learning objectives that would most benefit from attending the residency.

    There is no application fee to apply to this program. Applications are available at www.digitalfabricationresidency.com


    Digital Fabrication Residency designed this special program for artists to quickly learn about software options, machines and an overview of what is possible with digital fabrication. Powerful tutorials will focus on how all this technology enables 2D and 3D output. We like to call it the mountain top view. We provide an overview and then work our way down into some of the specifics of laser cutting/engraving, CNC routing, digital embroidery, 3D scanning, project visualization and many other amazing ways artists can transform creative concepts through the machines and into the artist’s hand.

    No application required. Session dates are listed below. 2 workshops a week. Each 2 hours long. Online. Connect from your studio, work or home and learn. Each 2 week block includes live workshop content on Tuesday and Thursdays beginning at 12 PM EST. The DigiFab OnRamp Program kicks off June 15th! See the calendar below to select your session dates.

    No applications are required for this program. Enrollment is open to all visual artists. www.digitalfabricationresidency.com

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 08/31/2016

  • Call for Artists: BYO Print

    Deadline June 30th, 2016:

    BYO Print is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Steam Roller Block Printing Party!!
    We would like to extend an invitation to you (neighboring printmaking studios, block printing
    aficionados, and artist teams) to carve large scale wood blocks to print with us during a “block”
    party complete with music, inking stations, potluck picnic, and of course, steam roller block
    printing. The goal of this event is to make some beautiful and humongous woodblock prints
    while bringing together the printmaking community of greater Philadelphia.

    If you would like to be a part of this printmaking opportunity please provide the following in a
    PDF to byostudio.philly@gmail.com by June 30th, 2016:
    • Team/Shop Name
    • Name(s) of artist(s) on team
    • Brief description of artist(s) experience / background
    • 3 – 5 images of past print related work or website link to view work online
    • Brief proposal or sketch

    Upon acceptance, the $250 participation fee will be due. (We will send payment methods and
    additional event information with confirmation.)
    BYO PRINT will provide:
    Participants BYO:
    • MATRIX: Must be ¾” thick MDF, 4’ x 6’
    (other thicknesses or dimensions will not
    fit the jig provided)
    • (6) white TYVEK sheets per participant
    • ADDITIONAL PAPER: You may choose to
    bring additional papers or cloth for printing
    Cost Per Team:
    $250 per team (covers cost of materials above, site and equipment rental)
    Event Site:
    BYO Print – 155 Cecil B Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Important Dates:
    • Application Due Date: June 30, 2016
    • Payment Due Date: July 15, 2016
    • Event Date: October 8, 2016

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 07/01/2016


    Deadline May 13, 2016:

    Chestnut Hill is hosting its second annual Plein Air Competition.

    For the Plein Air event artists set up along Germantown Avenue to paint in the open air. Chestnut Hill has the advantage of landscapes that are commercial, residential and pastoral. Applicants will be juried. Participants will be judged by William R. Valerio, Ph.D. The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEO/Woodmere Art Museum

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/14/2016

  • Call to Artists: City of Wylie

    Deadline May 11, 2016 5:00 PM:

    The Public Arts Advisory Board of the City of Wylie, Texas, seeks to commission original, exterior, site-specific and functionally/philosophically integrated artwork for the New Walking Trails and Disc Golf Park at the Municipal Complex. Artists are sought for three separate art spaces along the trails and park.

    Eligibility: Professional artists located in continental U.S., age 18 and over

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/11/2016 17

  • Request for Qualifications – Lead Artist – Riverfront Park Redevelopment

    Deadline May 06, 2016:


    Images – Minimum: 16, Maximum: 16
    Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
    Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
    Total Media – Minimum: 16, Maximum: 16

    View Site Details

    Spokane Arts and Parks seek a lead artist to develop artwork and identify further art opportunities for the redevelopment of Riverfront Park. The selected artist will work with Parks, project consultants, and other City departments as appropriate from the early stages of design through the phased construction of Riverfront Park. In particular, the selected artist must work closely with the Open Spaces Design Consultant,and other designated design consultants in developing an art plan and conceptual proposals required under Phases 1 and 2 of the Scope Elements.

    Riverfront Park is central to the history of Spokane and its park system and is beloved by both citizens and visitors alike. The Riverfront Park is Spokane’s number one tourist attraction. While Spokane’s park system is funded annually, there have been few significant capital improvements since 1978. In 2014 and with unprecedented support, voters approved a $64 million bond to improve Riverfront Park.

    Riverfront Park is Spokane’s urban park and is uniquely situated, spanning the Spokane River and Falls. It presents a deliberate combination of both natural and built environments and allows visitors to traverse the river, exploring its natural wonders and sweeping vistas. It is frequented by all ages and income brackets. Large events such as Hoopfest, Bloomsday and Pig-Out in the Riverfront Park attract thousands of residents and visitors alike into the downtown core.

    Brief History
    Riverfront Park occupies 100 acres of land and water in the center of downtown Spokane. The Spokane Falls and the surrounding land has long been a gathering place for people. Native Americans gathered and fished at the falls.

    In the late 1800s, pioneers settled here and started the city of Spokane. The railroad industry fueled the city’s growth and rail yards covered Havermale Island, the present site of Riverfront Park. By 1890, a wide variety of industries crowded the banks of the Spokane River at Post and Howard streets – laundries, iron mills, saw mills, a shingle mill, sash and door factory, lumberyard, grain and flour mills, a brewery, hydropower generation facilities and the City waterworks—along with a log boom, bridges, plank walks, dams, and flues that crisscrossed the riverbank and islands—and that was before the railroads got to the river bank ca. 1902. The riverbank – and what would later become Riverfront Park was a rather busy and cluttered place, not one along which you would want to take a Sunday afternoon stroll.

    In 1974, Spokane hosted Exposition ‘74, “The World’s Fair.” In preparation for Expo ‘74, the Spokane River was cleaned up, the rail yards were removed, and the Great Northern Railroad Depot on Havermale Island was demolished. The Clocktower is all that remains of the 1902 depot.

    Since Expo ’74, there have been various additions and changes to Riverfront Park. While the gondolas, Skyride, and the Clocktower remain from the World’s Fair, the Looff Carrousel was relocated from historic Natatorium Park to the existing beer garden facility in Riverfront Park in 1975, and a separate building was built for the giant screen IMAX theater in 1978. More recently Riverfront Park added the Riverfront Rotary Fountain and Fountain Café to the southern entrance of the Riverfront Park.

    After Expo ’74, Spokane looked to maintain the festival atmosphere by removing the amphitheater and replacing it with a petting zoo, amusement rides, an ice rink, and a 90-minute theatrical exhibit on the history of Spokane. By the mid-1980s, only the rides, arcade room and ice rink remained. In the late 1980s Mini-Golf was added as an additional attraction. More recently, the former YMCA building was demolished and underlying property restored to its natural state under the Conservation Futures Program.

    Project Scope
    Because there has been no significant investment in the Riverfront Park in 40 years, the park is in need of many routine upgrades and maintenance on critical structures.

    The upgrades that this project seeks to achieve are:
    Promenades, Gateways and Public Grounds
    US Pavilion / Shelters / Central Plaza
    Looff Carrousel Facility
    Year-Round Recreation Rink & Skyride Facility
    North Bank and Regional Playground
    As part of the capital improvements, the Board is committed to maintaining and expanding the Riverfront Park’s public art collection. Existing artworks will be assessed and scheduled for maintenance and will be reviewed for re-siting and/or deaccessioning as part of this project. Recognizing the intrinsic value in public art and placemaking, the Board will fund no less than $650,000 for new art and will undergo additional fundraising efforts to supplement the budget for new art within this project.

    Anticipated Riverfront Park Project Schedule:
    2015-2016 Design team selection and preliminary design work
    2016-2017 Preliminary and Final Design
    2016-2020 Construction
    2020 Project Completion

    Riverfront Park Now

    Riverfront Park Master Plan
    Berger Partnership presentation

    Scope of Work
    The lead artist will work with Parks, project design consultants, designated citizen and oversight committees, and Spokane Arts to develop art for Riverfront Park. The artist’s approach may include a combination of artwork(s) and design enhancements to be integrated during construction of Riverfront Park, consistent with a previously reviewed and adopted art plan, and incorporating where appropriate previous studies commissioned for the project such as the Riverfront Park Master Plan and the Digital Kitchen Light & Sound Study. The artist will be asked to demonstrate a consistent design strategy throughout the project. The design should consider reproducible or repeating elements, and components that contribute to the overall identity of Riverfront Park, as well as one or more artworks. The artist will work with the Open Spaces design team during the early phases of the project to identify opportunities integrating art and artist-designed elements. Artists with familiarity developing art plans and the master planning process, as well as experience in both art and design will be well suited for this project.

    Opportunities for artwork within Riverfront Park are vast but are subject to restrictions with shoreline proximity and existing structures. The final approach and art plan may place heavy emphasis on the Howard Street Promenade, a north-south arterial that spans the rivers and includes two existing bridge structures and spaces for congregation with particular emphasis on the Central Plaza on Havermale Island. Free-standing sculpture may be an appropriate approach for this project given that the artworks consider unique context and site-specificity. All the artwork(s) must be sited within the park, and no new art may be placed in the Spokane River. The selected artist will work with Parks to understand and comply with relevant standards for accessibility and placement of objects in the Riverfront Park environment. Possible art opportunities may include, but are not limited to park furniture and structures, signage, wayfinding elements and freestanding sculpture or other artworks.

    Scope Elements & Process Overview

    Phase 1. In close consultation with the Open Spaces Design consultant (the Berger Partnership), the selected artist will first develop an art plan and concept design to propose an overall conceptual approach for incorporating art into Riverfront Park. The concept design will include initial ideas for appropriate artwork locations and art strategies.

    The amount of $30,000 will be appropriated for Phase 1 art plan and concept design. The art plan and concept design will be reviewed by the Department staff and the Riverfront Park Public Art Committee (a joint committee of the Park Board and the Arts Commission comprised of 6 members, and hereafter “Joint Art Committee”), and submitted to the Board for review and approval of the art plan and payment of the invoice for Phase 1 services.

    Phase 2. The amount of $20,000 will be appropriated for Phase 2 conceptual proposals, final designs and any necessary engineering. During this Phase, the artist will develop (a) a conceptual proposal for one or more original artworks, and (b) final designs and any necessary engineering for such artwork. The artist will work closely with the Open Spaces design consultant (the Berger Partnership), citizen oversight committees and Spokane Arts to determine which elements may be built as part of the construction project and which will be fabricated and installed by the artist. Final designs and any necessary engineering will be subject to approval by the Board after review and recommendations by the Joint Art Committee. Upon approval Parks will remit payment to the lead artist.

    Phase 3. Upon approval of final artwork designs and construction documents by Parks, the Board will contract with the artist and/or artists for fabrication and installation of recommended and selected artwork. Additional artists may be selected to create artworks for Riverfront Park should funds be available for the project, and these projects will be informed by the larger conceptual framework outlined by the lead artist. Total costs for Phase 3 shall not exceed $450,000 in park bond dollars.

    This call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. The City of Spokane encourages diversity in its collection. Artists whose work is well-represented in the city’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process. Both individual artists and artists teams are welcome to apply. Students are not eligible to apply.

    The total project budget for this call is $500,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs. Contracting will be done in three phases: (1) $30,000 for Phase 1 overall park concept design and a completed art plan which identifies art opportunities within Riverfront Park, (2) $20,000 for Phase 2 conceptual proposals for one or more original artworks, including final designs and any necessary engineering for such artwork, and (3) $450,000 for fabrication and installation of approved artworks. Current Washington state sales/use tax rates apply to all artist contracts issued during the project, regardless of where the artist resides. As of 3/31/2016, the sales/use tax rate for Spokane County is 8.7 percent.

    Application Deadline
    May 6, 2016 at 10:59pm Pacific Standard Time

    Application Requirements:
    Applications must include:
    · Sixteen (16) artwork images. Video and Audio files are optional.
    · Letter of interest (not to exceed 2,000 characters)
    · Resume
    · Image Identification List
    · References
    · Other questions as specified

    Selection Criteria
    The artist will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
    Quality of concept, design and craftsmanship of past works, with emphasis on artworks that enhance the utilization of shared public spaces.
    The ability to produce durable outdoor art.
    A proven ability to collaborate in design teams, with design professionals and with community stakeholders.
    Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget, based on portfolio and provided and/or solicited references.

    Selection Process
    The selection will take place in two parts. During the first round of the selection process, the Joint Art Committee will review the applicants’ images, qualifications and other materials. The committee members will identify up to four finalists to interview at a second panel meeting two to three weeks later. The panel will select one artist to be recommended for award of the commission, which recommendation will be forwarded to the citizen Design Review Committee for feedback and to the Board for approval. All contracts for services will be between the selected artist and Parks, and binding only when approved by the Board. Services provided by the selected artist will be monitored and reviewed by Spokane Arts staff and the Joint Art Committee, all resulting designs, plans and recommendations subject to Board approval.

    Notification of Results
    Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision by e-mail in late-May 2016. Parks and Spokane Arts reserves the right not to select any of the applicants.

    We’re here to help
    Please contact Laura Becker, Executive Director of Spokane Arts, at laura@spokanearts.org or (509) 321-9614.

    For assistance with the CaFE online application process, contact CaFE tech support at (888) 562-7232 or cafe@westaf.org, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/06/2016 22:59

  • Call for Artists: Federal Way, WA + Performing Arts & Event Center

    Deadline May 6, 2016:

    The Federal Way Arts Commission is seeking qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating a site-responsive public artwork. The site will be the newly constructed 41,000 sq. ft. Performing Arts & Event Center in Town Center, to be completed in the summer of 2017. The Arts Commission seeks artists and designers with public art experience and encourages artist-led interdisciplinary teams. The $350,000 commission will cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, travel, community meetings, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation, and coordination with City staff.

    From this RFQ, four finalists will be invited and paid to submit concept proposals. All finalists will attend a site visit and meet with City staff and project architects before proposal development. Final selection of one artist or team will be made by the Public Art Advisory Committee based on in-person proposal presentations and interviews.

    The Site:
    A Brief History of Federal Way
    Federal Way began in the late 1800s as a logging settlement. By the 1920s, Federal Highway 99 was complete, linking the community to the economic centers of Seattle and Tacoma, and suggesting a name for the young community. The name Federal Way was first used in 1929 when five existing schools consolidated operations into School District #210 and planned construction of Federal Way High School next to Highway 99.

    By the end of the 1950s, the community featured a number of housing areas and a 10-block commercial district with a shopping center and family-orientated theme park. During the 1960s, residential development continued, providing homes to Boeing engineers and Weyerhaeuser executives. Retail growth followed, including the construction of SeaTac Mall (now The Commons at 320th) in the mid-1970s.

    The Performing Arts & Event Center is currently under construction at the northeast corner of South 316th Street and Pete von Reichbauer Way S (formerly 20th Avenue S) slated for completion summer of 2017. The Performing Arts & Event Center is part of Town Center, which consists of 21 acres in the heart of downtown Federal Way. The Town Center will include development of a conference hotel adjacent to the Center and 4-acre Town Square Park just below the facility (to be completed summer of 2016), 9 acres of retail, office, civic and residential development opportunities, and the Federal Way Transit center.

    The Performing Arts & Event Center’s 716-seat theatre will feature regional and national touring acts and will provide an arts education series specifically designed for students in the district. The venue will also provide a home for the community’s symphony, chorale groups and other musical and theatrical organizations. The new state of the art facility will provide them a facility to call home and bring their many productions to a new level of excellence.

    The Event side of the facility boasts 8,000 square feet that will provide a regional impact beyond the arts- hosting meetings, conferences, and receptions along with a Native American Culinary Institute through its kitchen. The Event Center will serve as a catalyst for tourism and economic development throughout the south Puget Sound. In addition to the region’s unsurpassed natural beauty, wide array of outdoor activities and continuing education opportunities, the Performing Arts & Event Center will further boost Federal Way as a “destination of choice.” The vast number of activities hosted at the Center will enhance the quality of life for every resident of Federal Way and serve as one more attraction for tourists, retirees, and even individuals or businesses considering visiting or relocation to the region. Through the downtown economic development plan the City of Federal Way is transforming its once dormant urban core and surrounding neighborhoods into a thriving residential, business and tourist city center.

    The location of the Performing Arts & Event Center is just north of the headwaters of the Hylebos Creek. The West Hylebos Creek originates at an elevation of 229 feet, in Federal Way, King County. It flows generally south, collecting first an intermittent tributary stream flowing from Panther Lake, than flowing south along the west side of I-5. At the interchange of I-5 and SR- 18, this tributary turns west toward West Hylebos Wetlands Park, then south, joining West Hylebos Creek in southern Federal Way. From this confluence, West Hylebos Creek continues south to join the main stem Hylebos Creek, elevation 22 feet. A significant portion of West Hylebos Creek’s course consists of wetlands.

    Project Details:
    The City of Federal Way Arts Commission is seeking submissions for an outdoor art project to be installed or incorporated into the outdoor plaza of the new Performing Arts & Event Center. This is a high profile opportunity for an imaginative and innovative artist or artist team to create a site-specific, signature artwork in a very prominent location. The only requirement is that the project feature water, given its location in the community and the region. While not a requirement, there is an opportunity to utilize innovation, kinetics, or interactivity in the artwork whether it be through the use of technology or nature (wind, sun, etc.).

    Project goals and considerations:
    • Speak to the natural beauty and location of the site.
    • Serves as a signature piece for the Performing Arts & Event Center and the Town Center core.
    • Fits well within the context of the site (in terms of scale and design or theme).
    • Shows consideration of the audience, use of the plaza, and view from the interior of the Performing Arts & Event Center by patrons, etc.
    • Considers existing architectural of the building and how to complement and/or wrap with the design of the project.
    • Considers of the use of the facility during both day and evening hours.
    • Materials and finish artwork shall be of the highest quality and should be designed and fabricated for durability as well as for relatively low maintenance.

    Supplemental Materials and Images:
    Applications will be accepted online only through the CaFÈ website at www.callforentry.org.

    Submitted applications will be judged on a competitive basis from which one to four finalists may be selected for the final project. It will be up to the art selection committee to choose the final site and artwork.

    • This RFQ is open to all professional artists or artist teams over the age of 18 who currently reside in the United States.
    • Artist(s) cannot be a member of the Federal Way City Council, City Commission or an employee of the City of Federal Way.

    The Artist Selection Process:
    • Artist /teams submit qualifications in the form of images of previous work and biographical information online (see below).
    • A Public Art Advisory Committee will select 4 finalists who will be paid $2,000 each to create a proposal.
    • Artists Finalist/ Team will visit Federal Way, WA for a site visit with architects, community members, and City staff.
    • Finalists develop proposals including maquette for review by the committee and the general public.
    • Finalists present proposals to the Site Committee, which will select one artist/team.

    Project Budget:
    The project budget is $350,000.00 for the design, fabrication, engineering and installation. Artist(s) finalists will receive a $2,000 stipend for design and travel. A walking tour will be planned for finalists with the project manager and Executive Director of the Performing Arts & Event Center to view the site prior to submitting final proposals.

    May 6, 2016 All Request for Qualifications due
    May 16, 2016 Notification of finalists sent
    Late May / early June 2016 Finalists site visit with architects and City Staff
    June 2016 – Sept. 2016 Proposal development by finalists
    September 2016 Finalists present proposals to Committee
    September 2016 Finalist chosen
    September 2016 –February 2017 Artwork Development and Implementation
    Spring 2017 Artwork Installation

    Selection Process:
    An ad hoc selection panel including representatives of the Federal Way Arts Commission, Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts, Federal Way Youth Commission, residents and an artist will review proposals for the project and select up to five finalists who will be invited to submit detailed proposals. Each of the short listed finalists will be paid a $2,000 proposal fee for design and travel.

    Selection Criteria:
    The committee will use the following criteria in the selection process:
    • Submittal of all required application materials as outline in this RFP.
    • Originality-creativity and uniqueness demonstrated in previous projects.
    • Quality and craftsmanship exhibited by past work.
    • Appropriateness of artwork media and scale relative to site.
    • Maintainability: structural and surface soundness, durability and resistance to vandalism weathering, excessive maintenance, repair costs.
    • Appropriateness for placement on an urban pedestrian site, including ability for artwork to withstand public intersection.
    • Public safety; and
    • Feasibility- artist’s proven track record/ability to complete the work on time and within the budget.

    • The City of Federal Way and the PAEC public art advisory committee accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of artist submission materials.
    • The City of Federal Way and the PAEC public art advisory committee accept no responsibility for costs incurred by the artist in responding to this Request for Proposals.
    • Artists and artist collaborations selected for this project will be required to meet contract terms and scopes as well as lump sum budgets. It is further understood that all budgets include travel costs. No additional and /or contingency funds will be available.
    • Respondents to this Request for Proposals agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this RFP.

    For additional information, please contact:
    For questions or additional information, please contact Theresa Yvonne, Executive Director of the Performing Arts & Event Center by email at theresa.yvonne@cityoffederalway.com or by phone at 253.835.2414.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/06/2016 17

  • JURIED CALL FOR ART: FreshPaintMagazine

    DEADLINE May 1, 2016:

    FreshPaintMagazine is pleased to announce an open call for the June international issue. Both emerging and established artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.
    Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

    The June 2016 issue will be promoted in London and Bath, New York and Philadelphia in select galleries and art centers. Published artists will be promoted through our international digital and print distribution, as well as by extensive exposure through social media.

    GUEST JUROR: Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art – Rebecca Wilson

    FOR QUESTIONS: e-mail info@freshpaintmagazine.com

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2016

  • Call for Artists: Manayunk Mother’s Day Mart

    Deadline May 6:

    Located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, The Philly Mart is a highly curated outdoor artisan market. We curate a funky mixture of original art, handmade craft items, original clothing, vintage, antiques, photography, jewelry, housewares, & food.

    Our beautiful brand new green location at Venice Island Recreation Park between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuykill River, with ample parking make for a one of a kind shopping experience.

    This spring we are hosting our Manayunk Mother’s Day Mart on Saturday May 7th , 2016 our growing market always has a minimum of 30 vendors, but with plenty of room to spread out someday we’ll grow to have 40, or 50 vendors.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/07/2016

  • Call for InLiquid Members – Blick Micro-Grants

    InLiquid is proud to announce that as a part of our partnership with Blick Art Materials, we are introducing a Micro-Grants Program exclusively for our Artist Members. This is a wonderful new member benefit and is currently for those working on a project that will be publicly exhibited in 2016 (this can include exhibitions, public commissions, etc.). The purpose of this funding opportunity is to assist artists in covering necessary material costs (as funding will be awarded in the form of Blick gift cards, redeemable in-store only). All submissions will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee consisting of artists and professionals from the region’s arts and culture community (not InLiquid staff). The committee will meet quarterly.

    The requirements for this program are as follows:

    • Blick Micro-Grants will be awarded in the form of gift cards, redeemable in-store only.
    • Applicants must be current InLiquid Artist Members.
    • Artist must complete and exhibit the proposed project in 2016.
    • The Micro-Grant is not meant to fully fund a project, but instead assist in covering material costs.
    • Applications must be submitted online through the link provided. Please be prepared to include your materials list and budget.

    To be considered for a Micro-grant, please apply here: https://airtable.com/shrgrCpIIW9qctEWb

  • Call for Submissions – My Philadelphia Story

    Dear Philadelphian,

    We are writing to see if you are interested contributing an object to My Philadelphia Story. The installation is permanent and your submission, along with many others, will become part of the City of Philadelphia’s permanent public art collection. The artwork will be at the airport, where they estimate that they receive over 30 million annual passengers. This project is not limited to artists but open to anyone in Philadelphia.

    Over 700 objects will be collected and displayed in a hand-made walnut case. Accompanying the objects will be a website, www.myphiladelphiastory.com, where viewers and access stories about each of the objects.

    Here’s how you can be a part of this permanent display:

    First! Find a meaningful object. Please be thoughtful in your object selection, as this will be a permanent part of the City’s public art collection.

    All objects must:
    – Fit within a 4” x 4” x 1” square box
    – No organic or explicit materials will be accepted
    – No business cards or direct marketing material
    – Preferences may be given to 3D objects over
    photo/paper pieces for conservation reasons
    – Objects do not need to directly relate to the story

    Next! Write to us about your object. Does it somehow signify an event, place, or period of history in Philadelphia? Send these stories to phl2016story@gmail.com.

    All samples should be sent to: Matthew Alden Price/ Won Kyoung Lee, 3237 Amber Street, Unit 4-3-D, BOX 11, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Inquiries about the project should be sent to phl2016story@gmail.com.

    Examples of objects and stories can be found at www.myphiladelphiastory.com.

    About the Public Art Program – The Percent for Art Program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy commissions exceptional and enduring works of site-specific public art by renowned and emerging artists for City buildings and public spaces. Philadelphia’s public art collection is recognized as the largest and most remarkable in the world. Since 1959, more than 300 works of art have been commissioned through the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Ordinance.

    This Percent for Art opportunity was nationally announced as an open Call to Artists in September 2014 to artists and artist teams. Out of the 151 applicants, fourteen finalists were selected to present proposals. An independent selection panel consisting of Curator and Writer Judith Stein, Artist Benjamin Volta, and Artist and Curator Richard Watson, with advisory support from Conservator Katherine Cuffari, the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and Philadelphia International Airport recommended final four projects for commission. This piece was conceived by Won Kyoung Lee and Matthew Alden Price.

  • Call for Entries – Tyler School of Art

    Friday, September 23, 2016
    Times 12pm – 8pm
    Art Market at Tyler is a non-profit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives, students, and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self promotion and networking. We provide an easily accessible space for holiday shoppers and collectors to find new works by emerging and established artists. Visitors will enjoy complimentary food and drinks from Victory Brewing Company during our “Crafts & Drafts” happy hour, and access to participate in maker classes and watch demonstrations. Art Market at Tyler is promoted heavily by Temple University as a signature event for Homecoming Weekend’s “Night of the Arts”. Complete schedule with information for buyers, party goers and looky-loos coming soon.
    Any and all individual artists, groups and guilds are encouraged to apply.
    There are multiple ways to participate in Art Market. See which one works for you. Please contact us with any questions. artmarketattyler@gmail.com

    Listing Expires: 09/24/2016

  • Call for Artists – Lansdowne Arts Festival

    Artists and makers are invited to apply to exhibit and sell at the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival – coming this Fall on Sunday, September 11, 2016!

    The Arts on the Avenue Festival is an expansion of the perennial favorite, the Arts and Music Festival in Lansdowne, and is expected to draw more than 2,500 people to our historic downtown. We’ve moved our popular event outdoors for an all-day festival of fine art, artisan craftsmanship and live music that now includes local food trucks and children’s entertainment. Artists who have participated in the Lansdowne Arts and Music Festival are encouraged to apply, but we’re also excited to see new faces and new unique handmade items!

    This show is juried and artists will be selected based on quality of work, but also diversity of the show. We’d like to showcase many different categories of craftsmanship including ceramics, photography, wood and sculpture, painting and drawing, jewelry and mixed media. Preference will be given to artists and makers who are willing to do a day-of demonstration of their process.

    Artists must provide their own tent, table, chairs and displays. Please note, this event is outdoors, and will go on rain or shine!

    Application deadline: TBD

    Cost: In order to apply, prospective artists must pay a $25 application fee. Once selected, an additional $50 will secure a 10′ x 10′ space along Lansdowne Avenue.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 09/12/2016

  • Call for Volunteers – Art for the Cash Poor 2016

    Which volunteer shift do you want the most?

    Hanging in the VIP room with bands.
    Lording it as master (or maiden) of the beer tent.
    Snagging event photos to be published on the site.
    Being the art fan that makes art happen.

    Saturday, June 13 + Sunday, June 14, from noon – 6 pm, rain or shine*
    Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia

    There is an additional ticketed preview on Friday, June 12, 5:30 – 9 pm.

    InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor is an annual summer sale that operates under the premise that everyone can be an art collector. In 1999, the event began as an exposition of quality work at affordable prices, with everything from jewelry, paintings, photography, fashion, and ceramic ware priced at $199 and under.

    Now, the weekend-long fair allows attendees to navigate a space bursting with arts vendors, live musical performances, culinary curiosities, and an outdoor beer garden. The addition of a Friday night ticketed preview party serves as a meet-and-greet with the artists and a fundraiser for AIDS Fund, giving guests an exclusive sneak-peek at the festivities to follow.

    To apply, please select available shifts using the form on the Volunteer Page.

    Listing Expires: 06/06/2016

  • Call for Artists – PA Fine Craft Fair

    Deadline June 1: Application is open to artists and craftsmen nationwide. You do not need to be a member to apply, but are required to join upon acceptance. You do not need to be a master member of the Guild. However, master status provides additional benefits. If you have any questions, please call us at 717-431-8706.
    We recommend you have your images ready on your system prior to starting the application. We accept images that have been formatted for ZAPP or Juried Art Services. For details on sizing, visit this page then return.

    Once you start your application, you can not close your window and return later. However, if you have a problem during the process, the system stores your details as you advance so please call so we can help you complete your application.
    Click here to apply.

    Listing Expires: 06/02/2016

  • 2016 Digital Artist in Residence – Main Line Art Center

    Deadline May 10: Launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the Digital Artist in Residence Program consists of a $1000 award, a public presentation of artwork, and a one year virtual residency with Main Line Art Center for artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium. The program was established to create opportunities for digital media artists to create new work, present their work publicly at MLAC’s Panorama Festival and/or other public events, and to invite artists to engage with MLAC audiences for one year in order to foster a greater appreciation of artwork utilizing new technologies.
    Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. Examples of digital media could include, but are not limited to: video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, apps, internet based works, etc.

    The residency does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2016 and is completed in August of 2017.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/11/2016

  • Call for Volunteers – Art in the Open

    Art in the Open 2016 is looking for volunteers to participate in AiO 2016 from May 13-15th along the Schuylkill River Banks Park. This is a great opportunity to support this unique, city-wide event which brings new attention to Philadelphia’s waterways and its many arts and environmental organizations, inspiring both artists and audience to see the city and its river in new ways. We appreciate your posting and sharing this AiO Volunteer Call with your network: we rely heavily upon volunteer support!

    AiO Dates/shifts available:
    May 13, 14, and 15th. 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm.

    Volunteer opportunities available:
    A. Visitor Services & Artist Support – Point of contact for visitors and working artists with the AiO staff. Answer visitors’ questions about the event and/or direct passers-by to the Visitors Services area; provide information to event visitors about artists, activities and locations, etc.

    B. Special Program Support (limited number of openings) – Assist with partner activities and collaborative events if necessary. Prepared to work with adults and children, arts & crafts, the environment, etc. Knowledge of Schuylkill Banks and partner institutions are helpful.

    C. Event Photography and Video Documentation – Photograph or video artists at work, festival visitors, and partner events under the direction of AiO staff. Must be willing to provide high resolution digital files for AiO archive and possible use in future event materials. Photography or videography skills, and use of volunteer’s own digital camera is needed.

    D. Family Day Support (May 14th: 9-12 or 12-3) – Assist with a variety of family oriented activities and possible partner activities. No special skills are required; day-of instructions/supervision provided.

    To sign up: please send your contact information, your first and second choice of working dates/shifts and job preference (A – D) to aiovolunteercoordinator@gmail.com. Information received is first come-first serve.

    We hope you will join us for this exciting event! For more information, visit: www.artintheopenphila.org

    Listing Expires: 05/16/2016

  • RFQ – The Oval 2016

    Deadline May 9: The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, is proud to announce an exciting opportunity at The Oval for Summer 2016. For the past three summers, The Oval, located at Eakins Oval along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been transformed into a fun and lively oasis with programming for people of all ages. Games and activities for kids, a beer garden under the trees, live music, an outdoor movie screen on the lawn, group yoga, a variety of food trucks to pick from each week and more are set up in an effort to reprogram the under-utilized site which functions as a parking lot during the rest of the year. The Oval becomes a flourishing park for five weeks and the mural sets the tone for the entire summer experience.

    This year, we would like The Oval project to consider Philadelphia’s role as the hearth of American democracy and the location of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, which will take place during the time The Oval is open for public use (the DNC is July 25-28, 2016). We are seeking artists or artist teams who have the capability of not only creating the large-scale, iconic design for which The Oval has become known, but also proposing a programming element that allows Oval visitors to engage in an activity related to civic discourse (the programming element should be reflected in the final design).

    BACKGROUND & SITE CONTEXT: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, revealed the City of Philadelphia’s new “Park on the Parkway” in July 2013. The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval (2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) became The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities. Designed to promote the Parkway as a neighborhood park for all Philadelphians, The Oval offers a wide array of activities and amenities, and features park spaces that all ages can easily access and enjoy. theovalphl.org

    DESIGN & PRODUCTION: The design and production phases are set up separately allowing for an artist/designer/team to design the mural with the option to have a production team execute the painting of the mural. Ideally, the artist is able to oversee the production but it is not a requirement; however, as a result, production fees are set up separately from the design fee. The project manager will work with the artist to assemble a production team. The production phase is approximately one week in July and begins after the site is cleared from the July 4th celebration. Opening Day is set for Friday, July 15th – the artist is expected to be in attendance at the Opening Day press event regardless of production participation.

    ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to established and emerging artists, designers, or an artist/design team from the Philadelphia region. It is preferred that the artist has a connection to Philadelphia, lives within the region, or lives close enough to commute regularly if selected. The selected artist will ideally be present during the production phase and must be in attendance for the Opening Day event.

    Phase 1: Artist Selection from RFQ
    Deadline for RFQ submissions: Friday, April 8, 2016 (NOON)
    Artist Selection Notifications: By Friday, April 15, 2016

    Phase 2: Design Concepts
    Concept Phase Begins: Monday, April 18, 2016
    Deadline for Design Concepts: Monday, May 9, 2016
    (Presentations to the Selection Committee – Week of May 9th)

    Phase 3: Final Design
    Final Design Phase Begins: Monday, May 16, 2016
    (Finalist will need to attend 1-2 meetings during late May through June for design progress approval)

    Phase 4: Production
    Mural Production: July 8 – 14, 2016
    Opening Day: Friday, July 15th (Artist must be present for Opening Day press event)

    PROJECT DELIVERABLES FOR DESIGN CONCEPTS: The artist/designer chosen will be responsible for designing a mural and submitting it in a cleaned-up digital format. Artist is responsible for: sizing the mural to the site plans, providing proper dimensions of artwork, creating a production plan for the team, and providing all necessary dimensions for paint estimates, regardless of their level of involvement in actual mural production.

    Please send us the following documents to the email address noted below:
    1. An Artist/Collaborative Statement of Interest, two pages maximum, (a) explaining how you would approach this project, (b) describing relevant experience that would contribute to your success in completing this project, and (c) confirming your availability to undertake this project within its timeline.
    2. A current Resume, Bio and/or CV.
    3. Work sample images: Up to eight (8) images of your artwork or designs. Collaborative teams may submit up to six (6) images per member, but no more than 15 images combined. Images must be sent as JPG files at 150dpi. All images must clearly be labeled with the artist/team’s name and a corresponding number that coincides with the image directory.
    4. Image directory: A list of the submitted work sample images corresponding to the order in which the digital images are submitted describing the medium used, artwork dimensions, partners involved, and dates the work was created.

    Please send your digital submission to: theoval@muralarts.org

    Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. muralarts.org
    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is the City department that is most engaged in the lives of residents and visitors alike on a daily basis. Through its programs, policies and physical amenities, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation promotes the well-being of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs. phila.gov/parksandrecreation
    The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. Its mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects, innovative programs, and historic preservation efforts throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions, including nearly 50 historic properties now under Conservancy management. The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and is considered one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions. myphillypark.org

  • Call for Entries – Main Line Art Center

    Deadline May 10: Launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the Digital Artist in Residence Program consists of a $1000 award, a public presentation of artwork, and a one year virtual residency with Main Line Art Center for artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium. The program was established to create opportunities for digital media artists to create new work, present their work publicly at MLAC’s Panorama Festival and/or other public events, and to invite artists to engage with MLAC audiences for one year in order to foster a greater appreciation of artwork utilizing new technologies.
    Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. Examples of digital media could include, but are not limited to: video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, apps, internet based works, etc.

    The residency does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2016 and is completed in August of 2017.
    DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by 11:59 pm
    AWARD: $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency with Main Line Art Center
    RESIDENCY PERIOD: September 2016 – August 2017
    APPLICATION: mainlineart.slideroom.com
    QUESTIONS: Beth Boardman, Exhibition Coordinator, bboardman@mainlineart.org 610.525.0272 ext. 116
    APPLICATION FEE: Members $30/Non-Members $35

    Listing Expires: 05/11/2016

  • Call for Artists – FreshPaintMagazine

    Deadline May 1: FreshPaintMagazine is pleased to announce an open call for the June international issue.

    Both emerging and established artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

    Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

    The June 2016 issue will be promoted in London and Bath, New York and Philadelphia in select galleries and art centers. Published artists will be promoted through our international digital and print distribution, as well as by extensive exposure through social media.

    GUEST JUROR: Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art – Rebecca Wilson*

    HOW TO APPLY: Please submit via the entry form below

    SPECIAL NOTICE: Artists, please note that the size of each image you submit should be not bigger than 5 Mb, otherwise your submission will fail to proceed.

    Click here for more information.

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2016

  • Call for Artists – CERN

    Deadline May 23: Arts@CERN has flourished since its creation in 2011, binding arts, science and technology to contribute to a fast growing knowledge-based culture. Today, we are pleased to announce the COLLIDE International Award, a major international residency programme and a new collaboration between CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool).

    COLLIDE International Award is a unique opportunity for artists to spend dedicated time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, where crucial questions about nature are addressed. COLLIDE aims to encourage curiosity, offering experimental and open-minded artists an extraordinary framework to inspire creativity both within the sciences and the humanities. Ultimately, COLLIDE proposes to transform the way art and science encounters are understood, and to challenge new modes of dialogue and enquiry.

    As the cradle of the World Wide Web and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is an eminent centre of science and technology with great relevance in the culture of today. As an international centre of excellence in these fields, CERN is an inspirational place for artists, designers and creators of any kind to explore and extend their research in the fascinating world of particle physics.

    FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre based in Liverpool, bringing people, art and technology together. FACT harnesses the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives through a wide ranging programme of exhibitions, research and innovation, and community-led projects. FACTLab is FACT’s experimental laboratory, a collaborative environment for interdisciplinary practice-based research and production operating at the crossroads between art, science and technology.

    Click here for more information and to apply.

    Listing Expires: 05/24/2016

  • Call for Artists – FringeArts

    “Fringe Festival is an artistic sanctuary. A place you go to be seen, heard, and different.” Gunnar Montana, Festival Artist

    Be a part of the Festival that mobilizes artists and creates a cityscape filled with theater, dance, music, visual art, digital/web art, and everything in between. Across Old City, South Philly, West Philly, Kensington, Fishtown, and beyond, every neighborhood of the city is transformed into its own arts festival: a network of shows that excites and activates Philadelphia’s communities around artistic ideas.

    The 20th Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, takes place September 9–24, 2016, with curated national and international performances, and works that are produced by independent artists and promoted by FringeArts.

    Register here.

    Listing Expires: 09/10/2016

  • Call for Artists – Fourth Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

    Deadline August 10: The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region. Through the involvement of artisans, volunteers, entertainers, and business partners, the festival presents an entertaining, educational and community driven event thereby contributing to the enrichment of the cultural environment of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

    The festival features the work of artists, craftspeople, musical performers, and food vendors. NAFF also includes films, workshops, art exhibitions, excursions, and theater performances at numerous venues throughout the downtown area of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

    Eligibility: Artist/Vendor must live in or have roots in the Northern Appalachian Region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. All goods must be handmade.

    Application Fee: $10 non-refundable

    Booth Fee: $85 before 4/30/16 for artists
    $100 for Mercantile Vendors

    Application Deadline: August 10, 2016

    Application: Google Doc Application
    Website: www.northernappfolkfest.org

    Listing Expires: 08/11/2016

  • Call for Entries: 2016 Digital Artist in Residence at Main Line Art Center

    Deadline May 10: Launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the Digital Artist in Residency Program consists of a $1000 award and virtual residency for artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, including video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, and internet-based works, etc. Established to foster a greater appreciation of artwork utilizing new technologies, the virtual, year-long residency provides digital media artists with the opportunity to create new work and present publicly at the Panorama Festival as well as paid engagements with Main Line Art Center’s audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences. Adult fine artists, who are not full time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.
    DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 10 by 11:45 pm
    AWARD: $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency at Main Line Art Center
    RESIDENCY PERIOD: September 2016-August 2017
    APPLICATION: mainlineart.slideroom.com
    QUESTIONS: Beth Boardman, Exhibition Coordinator, bboardman@mainlineart.org | 610.525.0272 ext. 116
    APPLICATION FEE: Members $30/Non-Members $35

    Listing Expires: 05/11/2016

  • Dave Bown Projects – 12th Semiannual Competition

    Deadline June 4: Jurors: Kathleen Goncharov, Curator of Contemporary Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art; Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe; Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).

    In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

    Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.

    Prospectus: davebownprojects.com

    Listing Expires: 06/05/2016

  • Call for Entries – SohoPhotoGallery

    Deadline May 1: About the competition: Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery, is pleased to announce its 21st National Juried Competition. All photo-based works are eligible for this competition with no limitation as to subject matter or technique. Our juror, Elisabeth Biondi, will choose approximately 40 photographs for exhibition in our gallery, located in lower Manhattan

    The Juror: Elisabeth Biondi was the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years until she left to work as an independent curator, writer and teacher in 2011. She also teaches at SVA Graduate School for Photography and is a Senior Thesis Advisor. Enjoy her column, “Portfolio”, in Photograph Magazine.

    Eligibility: The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

    All submission are made by uploading to spg.slideroom.com. See the complete National Comp Prospectus.

    Awards: The awards include cash prizes from SPG for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Up to four Honorable Mentions will also be chosen and receive gifts provided by our sponsors.

    To enter the competition click here

    For a full prospectus click here

    Listing Expires: 05/02/2016

  • Call for Editorial Assistant Intern – InLiquid

    The InLiquid Internship Program will offer the experience of working in a nonprofit arts organization. Internships are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, although open to anyone with a strong desire and commitment. We offer internships in three areas including Editorial, Membership and Exhibitions, and Development and Events (see below for detailed descriptions). Interns will work closely with InLiquid staff and will be involved with regular activities as well as special projects as needed.

    Internships are non-paid positions; academic credit may be received depending on the intern’s college program.
    Duration of Internship

    Hours and length of internships will vary according to the needs of the specific job as outlined below. Occasional hours in the evening or weekend may be required. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but internships may not be granted until the following semester.

    1. Applicants should have strong communication and administrative skills, the ability to work either individually or closely with a team and should possess interest and enthusiasm for arts and culture, specifically visual art and design.
    2. Interns will maintain a regular schedule, be punctual, and work effectively in a professional manner.
    3. Interns will be willing to take on a variety of tasks outside of their job descriptions on occasion as determined by the supervising staff including, but not limited to administrative work, filing, data entry, phone calls, faxing, deliveries, art handling, and organizing.
    4. Interns will be able to comfortably interact with InLiquid members and guests.
    5. Computer savvy students preferred.

    The Editorial Assistant Intern will work under the supervision of the Associate Director and Managing Editor. S/He will assist with updating and creating pages on current gallery/museum exhibitions; researching art news, activities, and events for web site and weekly newsletter; and assistance with publicity and press release distribution. Students will be exposed to, and integrally involved in, many facets of a nonprofit visual arts organization. The students will have a unique opportunity to gain expertise in web publication, both on the design end and the editorial end, and will develop an in-depth, insider’s knowledge of a large and vibrant visual arts community. The ideal candidate will be web-savvy and have a strong interest in contemporary visual arts or art history; strong writing skills; keen eye for detail; and a willingness to learn. Experience in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, WordPress, and/or basic HTML is a plus, but not essential. This position involves a 3 to 6 month commitment, 12 – 16 hours a week. Hours and days of week are flexible.

    Please send a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and a short writing sample (250-500 words) to Erica Minutella at erica@inliquid.org with the subject line “Editorial Internship”; or mail to: Editorial Internship, Attn: Erica Minutella, InLiquid, 1400 N. American Street, Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

  • Call for 2017 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

    Deadline June 15: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2017 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 15, 2016. For guidelines and to apply, visit http://www.easternstate.org/visit/site-rentals-special-arrangements/art-proposals.
    Please post and share widely. This call for proposals can be removed on June 15, 2016.

    Listing Expires: 06/16/2016

  • Art Studios and Workspaces – SAVERY Gallery

    SAVERY Gallery has several art studios and creative workspaces opening up in the first few weeks of 2016, and we would love to share space with your practice or business! As a gallery we hope to foster collaboration between artists and creative professionals, reinvigorating raw spaces into vibrant hives of creativity.

    Located in a renovated factory building, the professional studios and workspaces range in size from ~150-200 sq ft. Complete with hardwood floors, 10 ft ceilings with floor to ceiling sheetrock, ample electrical outlets, heat and a/c, and access to lavatories and washroom.

    Studios can be shared, and are rented on flexible lease terms with prices ranging from $450-$600 per month + utilities. Available prorated for mid-January!

    The building, already a hub for artists and creative professionals to practice their craft, is centrally located in a rapidly regenerating section of Philadelphia. Close to public transportation and I-95.

    For more information, photos, or to schedule a tour of the spaces, please contact us by calling (267) 687-7769, or emailing caitlin@saverygallery.com


    We have space available in our studio on the 4th floor. The space has previously been used for a graphics business and a computer consulting business. There are many outlets and dedicated circuits for electronic equipment. We ask that your studio practice be dust-free and volitile solvent free.
    The space is about 575 square feet with 5 windows. It includes a shared entry area, h/c water sink, small fridge, microwave and eating area. Price includes monthly cleaning. The unit has its own HVAC system and the utility bills are prorated.
    The sublet area is divided from other spaces by homosote (pin-board) walls and shelving units. The walls are 8’ high but do not go up to the ceiling which is 12’ – 14’. Entries to all spaces are open. The studio front door has security bolt locks.
    Asking $600/month plus prorated utilities. Available for move-in immediately.
    Call John Woolsey, 215-805-6090, or Bette Woolsey, 215-805-6091; john@jbwoolsey.com


    COMPANY OVERVIEW – Based in Macungie, PA (near Allentown), Smooth-On, Inc. is a 120 year old manufacturer of liquid rubbers, liquid plastics, foams and other materials used by artists and industrial companies all over the world for a variety of applications.


    SPECIAL EFFECTS – Movies such as James Bond, Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Terminator, Star Trek and others too numerous to mention have all used our materials to make their creations come to life.

    STAGE AND THEME PARK SET CONSTRUCTION – Universal Studios, Disney World, Broadway Production Houses, Department Stores (Macy’s) and companies use our materials to produce themed environments, stage sets, props and more.

    INDUSTRIAL – The US Military as well as every airline in the world specifies Smooth-On adhesives for bonding applications. Our liquid rubbers, plastics and foams are used for prototyping, making industrial parts, road repair and hundreds of other applications.


    Smooth-On is currently seeking two (2) Sculpture Studio Assistants specializing in representational and figure sculpting. Interns will be assisting in the completion of an indoor onsite sculpture installation. Materials will be provided.


    Shaping, detailing, and finalizing the construction of armatures, sculptures, and castings for attachment-to Tree Project Installation. Interns will be under the supervision of a lead sculptor. Sculpting, mold making, casting, acrylic painting techniques and 3d printed elements may be utilized in this project. Work progress will be reviewed weekly and documented though video and photography.

    Desired qualities and experience

    • Prior sculpting experience.
    • Molding making experience.
    • Working knowledge of a variety of sculpting tools.
    • Experience digitally sculpting on current 3-D modeling software packages also a plus.


    • Meticulous attention to detail.
    • Ability to meet deadlines.
    • Individual must be curious and willing to learn.
    • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

    This is a temporary paid ($15.00 an hour) internship ending December 2015. Please provide images of a minimum of three (3) examples demonstrating previous work

    *Important: Intern acknowledges and agrees that all work done on behalf of Smooth-On will remain 100% the property of Smooth-On, Inc. and that he/she will have no ownership claim whatsoever. Intern also agrees that all video and images associated with using company materials and doing work for Smooth-On, Inc. including video and images of the intern can be used for company promotional purposes without restriction and in perpetuity.*

  • 5,000 Square Foot Workspace Available

    Art & Industry Building
    2131 North American Street
    5,000 square foot first floor industrial G2 zoned workshop with drive in loading dock, spray
    booth/ finish room and 17′ high ceilings. Ideal space for studio, workshop, woodshop,
    warehouse use, the possibilities are endless. Located in the Art & Industry building on
    North American Street, close to Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Convenient to I-95 and
    the Market-Frankford line. Secure multi-tenant, owner occupied building; tenants include
    artists, artisans, photographers, designers, woodworkers and screen printers.
    -NEW oversized windows
    -private bathroom
    -3 phase electric
    -private enclosed office
    -bike storage
    -plenty of street parking
    -24/7 access
    Email leighannes@margueriterodgers.com or call 215.558.5832
    for details or appointment to view the space

  • Artist Studio – Germantown

    Artist studio building for sale in Germantown. One beautiful loft apartment, plus seven artist studios. Second floor has great light and large open spaces. First floor has 2-story overhead door and concrete floor, perfect for metal or woodworking. Well maintained, new roof. 19th century building with lots of soul.
    Click here for more information.

  • The Studios @ 2202 Alter

    The Studios @ 2202 Alter (also known as Octo Studio) are located in a historic biscuit bakery in South Philadelphia, just below Washington Avenue between 22nd & 23rd Streets. The professional studio workspaces range in size from 200-1200 SF and occupy three floors of this renovated industrial building. All studios are rented on an annual lease with prices ranging from $300 – $1200 per month.
    The studios are complete with hardwood floors, 10-ft ceilings, 6-ft windows, and floor to ceiling sheetrock or brick walls. Units are equipped with high-efficiency T-8 lighting, ample electrical outlets, radiator heat and access to shared washroom with utility sink and toilet. Very close to public transportation (Septa Route 7 & 64 buses), there is also ample on-street parking directly in front of the studio building.
    Created by artists for artists, the studios have brought life to a once-abandoned street in an impoverished city neighborhood, showing once again how artists can transform raw spaces into vibrant hives of creativity and help rebuild a community.

    For more info please contact:

    River Algiers
    2202 Alter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (215) 893-8812

  • Artist Studios Available – Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

    Artist studios are currently available at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) in Wilmington, DE. Rent varies by square footage. Accessible 24/7, but not to be used as living spaces. If interested, please provide your resume, an artist statement, and at least 10 images of your work in an easily viewable and/or downloadable format (such as via a link to a website or on a flash drive). Send to hpage@thedcca.org or mail to:

    DCCA Studio Artists
    200 South Madison St.
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Click here for more information.

  • Regional Community Arts Program Artist Registry CFEVA, Philadelphia

    Ongoing : The Center For Emerging Visual Artists is currently accepting applications to join our Regional Community Arts Program (RCAP) Artist Registry. Artists in the registry will be eligible to participate in The Center’s Community Exhibition Program, which includes exhibitions in public spaces such as hospitals, schools, parks, and more. Requirements: Must be interested in exhibiting in public spaces; Must live within 90 miles of Philadelphia; Cannot have a contractual relationship with a commercial gallery; Works submitted must be available and ready to hang/install. Please send up to 20 slides or digital images, a slide list (name, title, dimensions, medium, and price), and a resume. Genevieve Coutroubis, The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Community Exhibitions, 237 South 18th Street, 3A, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone: 215.546.7775 x11. E-mail: genevieve@cfeva.org.

  • Museum Internships – P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

    Ongoing : P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, in Long Island City, NY, offers hands-on unpaid internships for college students, high school students, and community members in all of its departments, providing the opportunity to learn about the operations of a nonprofit art museum and to work alongside some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and curators. Internships are available in the following areas: 1) Programming and Production, 2) DAP/ Publisher Sales Assistant. Interns are expected to do a substantial amount of administrative work at the same time as taking on more critical responsibilities for the museum’s operation. Interns must work a minimum of two full days per week/seven hours per day; must be able to work a full trimester. Requirements for all internships at P.S.1 are the following: a strong command of spoken English and excellent phone skills; strong writing skills; competent word processing skills on IBM; and the ability to work creatively and flexibly on many levels at once. Detailed job descriptions for each internship position are available upon request. To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to the attention of Josh Altman, Program Coordinator, at josh@ps1. Click here for more information.

  • Call for Artists – Tenth Street Laundromat

    No deadline: Tenth Street Laundromat in South Philadelphia that doubles as art gallery seeks local artists interested in displaying work in the space for two months. Will pay artist $100 for the service. Contact Lisa Budnick at budnick52@gmail.com for more info.

  • Call for Alumni Bloggers – University of the Arts

    No deadline: The Alumni Council at UArts has been in the process of developing a Blog as a way for alumni to share with each other their experiences and to offer advice to students and recent graduates, with the intention to help to make their transitions from student life to professional life less daunting. To date, we only have a small handful of posts and the success of this project is dependent upon active participation from our fellow alums. We are hoping to get a bunch of posts lined up for a launch of the blog in September. If you are willing to write a post, let me know and then send it to tjwalshartist@gmail.com. In addition, if you know of any other alums who might be interested, please feel free to pass this information along to them! Possible Alumni Blog Topics
    – Personal career path, importance of continued professional development
    – Pursuing a career in a field related to the field of study with additional education
    – Pursuing a career in a field unrelated to the field of study
    – Different definitions of “success”
    – Survival skills for freelance arts professionals
    – Different employment strategies for arts professionals (full-time, multiple part-time, full/part time + freelance, freelance/entrepreneurial ventures)
    – Learning from mistakes and “failures”
    – Networking (how the work you do and the relationships you make today can help you down the road)
    – The importance of personal financial management in your career pursuit
    – How to be an arts professional and have a life (time management, working strategies) and how to start thinking that way as a student
    – Creating an online presence for yourself (how web site, LinkedIn and other social media can work together to produce results)
    posted 6.2.2014

  • Artist Openings at Twenty-Two Gallery

    ongoing : Twenty-Two Gallery in Philadelphia is now accepting applications and reviewing artwork for inclusion in its limited Artist Membership Gallery. A $100 per month member fee and 15% commission will apply. Artists must gallery sit one day per month. For more info and a prospectus, visit www.twenty-twogallery.com and click on the “Member Inquiries” page or contact Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St., Phila. PA 19103; 215-772-1911; twentytwogallery@cs.com Click here for more information.
    updated: 3.24.2014