Every week, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here.
Ibura Art and Research Residency — Baltimore
Deadline: May 11 Blue Light Junction opens second round of application for Ibura Art and Research Residency in Central Baltimore. After successful Spring residency launch, Blue Light Junction seeking four people for 2022 Summer and Fall residencies. The residency provides a studio, financial support and thought partners for researchers to explore their work and practice through the lens of people, plants, and place. Learn more about the Ibura Art and Research Residency and apply here.
Call for Submissions, Fairland and Briggs Chaney Mater Plan Photo Contest — Wheaton, MD
Deadline: May 23 The Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan team invites aspiring and professional artists to submit a photo that captures the true essence of the local community. Submitted photos may be included in the actual master plan document, for marketing, and in promotions leading up to final adoption of the master plan by the Planning Board and Montgomery County Council. For more information, click here.
Call for Submissions, 2022-2024 Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship
Deadline: June 3 The Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship serves as a steppingstone for visual artists who have an active practice and are seeking assistance in creating a sustainable professional art career. The fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth. For more information and to apply, click here.
Open Call, Touchstone Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2022-2024) — D.C.
Deadline: June 12 Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) is a non-profit organization created in 2012 and is committed to community outreach and involvement. The Fellowship provides a 2 year artist membership in Touchstone Gallery in downtown DC. This guarantees a solo exhibition at the end of the 2nd year, participation in monthly gallery group shows, and a presence on the Touchstone Gallery and Touchstone Foundation for the Arts websites. For more information, click here.
Open Call, Innovative Grants for Artists + Photographers
Deadline: June 16 Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (4) honorable mentions will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Learn more and apply here.
Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!
Call for Entries, H2O National 2022 — Virginia Beach, VA
Deadline: May 10 The Virginia Beach Art Center presents a nation-wide showcase which features water, water, everywhere! It has no taste, no smell, no color, yet we can’t live without it. Artists from Alabama to Wyoming are invited to show our relationship to water through visual media. All media welcome. For more information, click here.
Call for Submissions, Public Art Across Maryland New Artworks Grant, Maryland State Arts Council
Deadline: May 13 The Public Art Across Maryland New Artworks program supports independent artists and organizations planning and creating new public artworks with communities in Maryland. The program supports community visioning activities and planning processes to develop a public art proposal as well as funds to create and install the final public artwork. The resulting artwork may be in any media, temporary or permanent, and be located inside or outside. The artwork must be free and publicly accessible to all. The grant awards Planning Grants up to $5,000 and Project Grants up to $20,000. Independent artists as well as arts organizations are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, click here.
Call for Submissions, Inaugural David C. and Thelma G. Driskell Award for Creative Excellence — College Park, MD
Deadline: May 15 The University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts & Culture of African Americans & the African Diaspora is pleased to announce the inaugural competition for The David C. and Thelma G. Driskell Award for Creative Excellence. The Award is designed to provide emerging scholars and artists with access to the center’s collections in order to conduct new research or create new artistic work that furthers the center’s mission of expanding and deepening the field of African diasporic studies in the visual arts. he awardee will receive a stipend of $5,000 and lodging on or near the University of Maryland campus for the duration of their award period. For more informationand to apply, click here.
Call for Entry, The Hooper Prize
Deadline: May 17 The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2022 artist grants. We are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000 ($11,000 USD total prize money). All media eligible. Jurors: Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal and Instagram feed reaching 63k. For more information and to apply, click here.
PaperWorks 2022, B.J. Spoke Gallery — Huntington, NY
Deadline: May 22 This call is open to artists who use paper as heir primary medium. Works made on paper, of paper, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation will be accepted. For more information, click here.
Call to Artists, Paperworks 2022, B.J. Spoke Gallery — Huntington, NY
Deadline: May 22 Paperworks 2022 is an international, juried competition for artists
creating work on, with, or about paper. Accepted media includes works made on paper, of paper, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation. For more information and to enter, click here.
Call to artists, FY22 Cooper-Gordon Park Public Art Project — D.C.
Deadline: May 23 The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), the District Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the Department of General Services (DGS), offers this call to artists for a Civic Commission Project. CAH seeks District-based artists or artist teams experienced in designing and fabricating large-scale outdoor public art to design and fabricate a sculpture to be installed at Cooper-Gordon Park. One artist or artist team will be selected to design and fabricate a permanent public artwork for the Fiscal Year 2022 Cooper-Gordon Park Public Art Project (CGP). Grant funds may be used for design, materials, fabrication, personnel, and project management. The finished artwork will be placed in the renovated Cooper-Gordon triangle park in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. To learn more and apply, click here.
Call for Entries, Potomac River Life, Athenaeum — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: May 26 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act, The Athenaeum Gallery invites DC, Virginia, and Maryland artists to explore concepts related to the Potomac River, its vital role in the regional ecosystem, and the importance of working toward a clean, healthy river. We are looking for a wide variety of interpretations on the theme – but everything accepted will be a plausible fit to “Potomac River Life.” Work can be literal or abstract. Learn more here.
Open Call, Quaranta: The Spaces of Quarantine, Virginia Center for the Book — Charlottesville, VA
Deadline: May 31 What many of us once saw as a pandemic with a possible timeline has emerged as “the age of the pandemic” which means living with indefinite durations of relative separation or confinement. We are looking to reexamine the Quaranta call to extend through this ongoing time of uncertainty. We extend this invite to all Virginia artists whose work has been both an outlet and an expression of the way the pandemic has forced us inside: inside our studios, inside our houses, inside ourselves. For more information and to submit artwork, click here.
Summer Art Camp Instructors Wanted, Montpelier Arts Center — Laurel, MD
Deadline: May 31 Montpelier Arts Center is looking for Art Instructors for Summer Camp 2022 with the following disciplines: General Art (using traditional and nontraditional materials such as paint, clay, fabric and fiber, markers, paper, child safe adhesives, and more to create art); Sci-fi Comic-con (drawing, costume design, mask construction, comic book); and Digital Media (digital photography, Adobe manipulation, illustration). For more information and to apply, click here.
Call for Artists, Falls Church Arts Gallery Exhibition Collab: Conversations in Art — Falls Church, VA
Deadline: June 5 As artists, we crave and thrive in community. This unique show invites you to collaborate with a fellow artist. Click here for guidelines and to submit artwork.
Open Call, Teeny Tiny Trifecta 5, Second Street Gallery – Charlottesville, VA
Deadline: June 19 Second Street Gallery is now accepting submissions for our fifth annual Teeny Tiny Trifecta Juried Exhibition and Fundraiser, to be held in the Main Gallery from September 2 to 30, 2022. The exhibition is open to all artists, with preference given to artists living in Charlottesville and the state of Virginia. Learn more and enter here.
Call for Entry, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture — Glen Echo, MD
Deadline: June 30 The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests proposals from individuals or groups of artists to present exhibitions in the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery, and Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2023. All Partnership galleries serve the artists and the public in connecting patrons to high-quality artwork, and they generate revenue for both the artists and the Partnership. For more information and to apply, click here.
Call for Artists, The Delaware Contemporary’s Artist Registry – Wilmington, DE
Deadline: August 1, 2022 The Delaware Contemporary’s Artist Registry promotes working artists of our region through exhibitions, residencies, and commissioned projects. The Artist Registry is available to artists within a 250 mile radius of Wilmington, DE and will be the tool by which The Delaware Contemporary will collect, review and select artists for juried and curated exhibitions and projects. By submitting an application for the Artist’s Registry, The Delaware Contemporary will have access to an artist portfolio for the 2021 – 2022 season. During each season, artist portfolios will be regularly reviewed for upcoming opportunities including exhibitions, programs, and special events, as well as selected to be highlighted on the museum’s social media platforms. Learn more here.
Tour de Force Microgrants
Deadline: December 31 Tour de Force is a nonprofit organization that is committed to art and social impact. They support DMV-based artists, financially and logistically, by awarding monthly microgrants for ideas that have social impact, educational significance, and make the community better and more beautiful. They accept applicants on a rolling basis and the grants go towards a variety of projects, including, but not limited to, hosting classes or workshops, purchasing supplies, or the start-up costs for a community project. They believe in the transformative power of the arts, and as such, our goal is to help artists bring their ideas to life. For more information and to apply, click here.
Instructors Wanted at The Art League — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: Until filled The Art League is looking for skilled instructors in all visual arts disciplines. We’re particularly keen to recruit new hires for our sculpture, stained glass, and watercolor departments. Preferred applicants will have a personable and patient disposition, excellent communication skills, and the ability to teach their medium to groups of beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced level students. Class sizes range, depending on enrollment, from around 5 to 30 students. Experience teaching is helpful but not an absolute requirement. To apply, send a cover letter with statement of intent, resumé, and 6-10 tiffs or jpegs of current work to Ariane D’Souza via email at email@example.com.
Call for Interns and Teachers, The Art League Summer Camp – Alexandria, VA
Deadline: Until filled Summer camp at The Art League provides a week-long experience in art with each day bringing a new medium or project for youth, ages 5 and up. We are looking for interns and teachers to instruct and engage young artists in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Send a resume and a letter of interest noting any teaching and/or experience with children to Keeley Rae Pestwich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: These opportunities have rolling deadlines.
Call for Artists, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council
Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) is featuring county artists at its newest art space Arts’tination at National Harbor, the premier arts and entertainment destination in our regions Located at 162 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Arts’tination is dedicated to supporting local artists and curating immersive creative experiences. PGAHC is recruiting artists to show and sell their work and/or to conduct arts related workshops for the public. Artists should submit work samples and inquires to email@example.com. For more information please visit https://www.pgahc.org/artstination.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
These monthly grants range from $500–$3,000, with the average amount being $1,700. Visual and performing artists whose work is of a contemporary, experimental nature and who have a US Tax ID Number can apply. For more information, click here.
Call for Art, Links Bridge Vineyards—Thurmont, MD
Links Bridge Vineyards, a small artisan style winery located just outside of Frederick, Maryland, is looking to feature the artwork of various artists on the walls of their tasting barn for two weeks at a time. To learn more, call Joan Cartier 301-602-5733 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pyramid Atlantic Workshop Proposals – Hyattsville, MD
Pyramid Atlantic offers year-round workshops in printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and hybrids thereof. We offer multi-week, daytime, evening, and weekend intensives for adults in our fully equipped studios. As part of a robust and diverse schedule of offerings, we welcome unsolicited workshop proposals, and hope that you will consider applying! Workshop proposal reviews are ongoing, but for best consideration, submit class proposals by the following dates: 1/15 for Summer Workshops; 4/1 for Fall Workshops; 7/1 for Winter Workshops; 10/1 for Spring Workshops. Questions? Email Gretchen, Artistic Director, email@example.com
Call For Stories About Women in the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council
2020 has been dedicated to the Year of the Woman in Maryland. Do you have an inspiring story about vital contributions of women-identifying people who are artists, arts administrators, or cultural workers? Perhaps an exhibition, performance or project featuring women? Share it with the Maryland State Arts Council for potential use in marketing and communications! Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Year of the Woman” in the subject line. Satff will contact senders whose stories are selected for inclusion in future newsletters, eblasts, or social media postings. Learn more about Maryland’s year of the Woman here.
Call For Artists, Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets is looking for submissions from Maryland and Virginia artists as it expands to new locations in both areas. Submissions can include drawings, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, fiber, quilts, etc. Art images reflecting life in the city, family, portraits, whimsy, abstraction, social uplift and life experiences within diverse cultures are encouraged for submission. For more information, click here.
Alterwork Studios Online Residency
This residency was designed to give emerging contemporary artists an online platform to create new work and explore their practice. Over the course of four weeks, artists will be encouraged to experiment and explore their concepts and move their work forward in the contemporary art world. Learn more here.
Accepting Artwork for Curatorial Review by AIWA
The Alper Initiative for Washington Art features five exhibitions per year in the newly constructed first floor space in the American University Museum. We accept submissions, on a rolling basis, from Washington artists of all ages and backgrounds, and working in diverse media. The museum’s Director and Curator, Jack Rasmussen, will select curators who will review these submissions for potential use in Alper Initiative exhibitions. For more information click here.
Call For Entry Hamilton Arts Collective Guest Artist Exhibition – Baltimore, MD
The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery seek applications from artists for month-long Guest Artist exhibitions at Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected guest artists will be invited to exhibit a selection of their current work in Gallery I of the Hamilton Gallery. The Guest Artist exhibition is featured in Hamilton Gallery communications and will be promoted by the HAC and Hamilton Gallery. This is an open call to artists residing within 60 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.
Howard County Arts Council Quarterly Call For Artists – Ellicott City, MD
The Howard County Arts Council gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. Proposals from curators and arts organizations are also welcome. Click here to learn more.
Exhibit at Hotel Indigo Downtown Baltimore — Baltimore, MD
The Maryland Art Place (MAP) is working with Hotel Indigo in downtown Baltimore to offer rotating exhibitions in the hotel’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats restaurant. This opportunity is open to visual artists living or working in Maryland. ’s public art partnership projects (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo, is pleased to announce an open call to artists. MAP will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Click here to learn more.
Solo or Group Shows in Athenaeum Gallery – VA
The Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia exhibits visual arts created solely by artists living or working in the region (DC, Maryland and Virginia) and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences. In addition to the shows curated by the Gallery Director, the Athenaeum Gallery invites artists and curators to submit show proposals. For more information, click here.
The Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland (MD)
Deadline: Rolling. The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations to maintain a strong and stable arts infrastructure in the State of Maryland. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities. For more information regarding eligibility and funding timelines, please review the Creativity Grants Guidelines. For more information about the program, and to apply visit the Creativity Grant Program State of Maryland website.
Artist/Writers: Cover Art for Academic Medicine
Deadline: Rolling. Submit original works of art inspired by, but not necessarily representative of, an academic medicine experience from any perspective: caregiver, researcher, teacher, learner, or patient (for example, learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, being a research participant, teaching, or being cared for in a teaching hospital). The journal welcomes photography, sculpture, painting, textile work, and other visual media. Images may be cropped or resized to fit into the allotted cover space. Artists must also submit a related Cover Art essay as a narrative companion to the artwork, to explain the connection between the work and the “academic medicine experience.” The related narrative should be 250 to 600 words and is subject to editing. To apply for this opportunity, and to learn more, visit the Academic Medicine website.
The Awesome Foundation Accepting Applications for Art Projects
Deadline: Open. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of “awesomeness in the universe.” Established in 2009, the foundation distributes $1,000 grants on a monthly basis to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees.” The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. Apply on the Awesome Foundation website.
Call for Artists: Maryland Art Place Seeks Proposals for Rotating Exhibition Partnership with Baltimore’s Hotel Indigo (MD)
Deadline: rolling. Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis. Guidelines and information here.
Peripheral ARTeries – Biennial Contemporary Art Publication
Deadline: Rolling. Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new special Biennial Edition of their art publication, that comes to its 10th edition. This opportunity is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their artist portfolio. The 10th edition will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art: Peripheral ARTeries cultivates a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique: painting, drawing, video art, experimental cinema, fine art photography, experimental media, mixed media, installations, public art, performance. The call is open to all proposed kind of art and media capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. To submit, visit the Peripheral ARTeries website.
Exhibit at Hotel Indigo (VA)
Artists works will displayed in the hotel’s gallery (220 S Union St, Old Town Alexandria) for a six-month period. Two-dimensional, framed works only. Artists will install the work using the hotel’s mounting hardware. Labels will be provided by the hotel. All sales handled by artist, no commission. Preference for local or locally influenced selections but not required. The space measures approximately 7’10” by 8’3.″ If interested, contact Kate Ellis, General Manager, email@example.com.
The New Project Studio – Ongoing Opportunity (VA)
Ongoing. Located in Studio 8, the New Project Studio is a community-focused arts incubator space that offers a short-term location to test new program ideas, spotlight underrepresented voices, and enhance community engagement. Projects rotate on a regular basis. For more information, click here.
Public Arts Grants & Opportunities (VA)
Deadline: ongoing. Montgomery College, Rockville and Germantown Art Department is seeking proposals for its Artist-in-Residence Program, encouraging proposals that cultivate collaborative work between artists and students.
Looking for artists: Foundry Gallery (DC)
Deadline: ongoing. Foundry Gallery is seeking a few artists in the greater Washington, DC area. If interested in applying for membership please send up to five images (jpg attachments) and an email letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The oldest cooperative in Washington, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows at its beautiful space north of Shaw near the 9:30 Club.
Looking for artists: Printmakers (DC)
Deadline: ongoing. Washington Printmakers Gallery is seeking artist members specializing in printmaking, photography and book arts. An active cooperative for over 30 years, the gallery holds monthly solo and members’ group shows in its lovely space in upper Georgetown. Distant and shared memberships are available. If interested in applying for membership please email email@example.com.
Summer Art Camp Interns Wanted at The Art League — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: Until Filled The Art League has internships available during the summer. This is a great opportunity for high school graduates or college students to meet their collegiate internship requirements, or provide a valuable experience and references. Interns for those who work more than 200 hours will be given a stipend. They may also be approved to teach paid sessions towards the end of the summer if they meet the appropriate criteria. To learn more and to apply, contact Keeley Rae Prestwhich at firstname.lastname@example.org.