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.
Request for Submissions, DC Arts Center Logo Contest — DC
Deadline: June 5 Did you know that DC Arts Center has only ever had two logos and that since 1994 our logo has remained unchanged? With new and exciting things on the horizon, we’re looking for a new logo that honors our past and embraces our future. Learn more and enter here.
Letterpress Associate Wanted, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: June 10 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Letterpress Associates are crucial to keeping the typeshop running like a well-oiled Vandercook press. This work-exchange associate position offers a unique opportunity to engage with PAAC’s creative community, and work alongside professionals in a sharing/collaborative environment. In exchange for working 12 volunteer hours a month for Pyramid Atlantic (10 onsite, 2 offsite), the Letterpress associate will have 24-hour access to studios and equipment and receive a 40% discount on most workshops. The Letterpress Associate also can teach classes, collaborate with resident artists, and sell artwork in the Pyramid Atlantic shop. Learn more and apply here.
Events & Venue Manager Wanted, Glen Echo Park — Glen Echo, MD
Deadline: June 13 Bethesda area arts organization seeks a full-time Events & Venue Manager. The ideal candidate will have knowledge in planning and executing public events, experience managing schedules of multiple venues, and managing event staff. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is the nonprofit organization that operates the arts programs and facilities at Glen Echo Park, a National Park located in Montgomery County. For more information and to apply, click here.
Keyholder Residency, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: June 18 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Keyholder Residency is a competitive opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists who want to have unlimited access to the studios in exchange for working 4 hours a week for Pyramid Atlantic. The residency is awarded to artists who hope to gain more knowledge and improve their skills in the printmaking, papermaking, or book arts studios. Two artists are selected twice a year by the Pyramid Atlantic artistic staff. For more information, click here.
Denbo Fellowship Fall 2022, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville
Deadline: June 18 The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. This Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Three artists will be selected for the Fall fellowship and receive up to one month of access to Pyramid’s printshop, paper studio or bindery -Key to studios and 24-hour access; ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance; a locker and flat file for tools and materials; use of standard shop supplies ; and a stipend for travel, materials, housing, etc. ($250 two weeks, $350 three weeks, or $500 one month). to learn more and apply, click here.
Looks Good On Paper, National Paper Arts Exhibition — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: June 24 This juried exhibition will showcase diverse practices and concepts in paper arts including trends and advances in the art of hand papermaking, politics of paper/papermaking, and explorations of the materiality of paper itself. 2D and 3D works on/in paper, where the paper is an important conceptual or technical aspect of the work. Prints, drawings, alternative photo processes on paper, pulp paintings and pulp sculptures, sculptural techniques in paper, recycled paper, folded, cut, pierced, or otherwise manipulated paper, and mixed media paper pieces are all eligible for entry. For more information and to apply, click here.
Call for Entries, Body Talk, Target Gallery — Alexandria, VA
Deadline: July 10 Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists to apply to Body Talk an all-media group exhibition themed on self-portraiture, figural work, or depictions of the self. The exhibition will be on view in Target Gallery, the Art Center’s contemporary exhibition space, as well as a pop-up video installation space in Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Studio 9, which will feature video projections on this subject. The artwork will explore themes of identity, culture, gender, and mental health through the expression of the human form. For more information, click here.
Re-runs: These were previously posted, but it’s not too late to enter!
Screen Printing Associated Wanted, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center — Hyattsville, MD
Deadline: May 30 The Pyramid Atlantic Screen-Printing Associates are crucial to keeping the studio and darkroom thriving, relevant, and dynamic. This work-exchange associate position offers a unique opportunity to engage with PAAC’s creative community, and work alongside professionals in a sharing/collaborative environment. In exchange for volunteering 12 hours a month for Pyramid Atlantic (10 onsite, 2 offsite), the screen-printing associate will have 24-hour access to studios and equipment and receive a 40% discount on most workshops. For more information and to apply, click 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.
Part-time Admin/Registrar Wanted, Washington Studio School — D.C.
Deadline: May 31 This is a part-time position that is shared between two individuals. The position reports directly to the Managing Director, works closely with the Artistic Director and other staff, and provides a wide range of administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the organization. Learn more here.
Summer Camp Art 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); Digital Media (digital photography, Adobe manipulation, illustration). For more information and to apply, click here.
Lead Camp Instructor, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art — Reston, VA
Deadline: May 31 Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) is hiring a Lead Camp Instructor for 2022 Summer Art Camp. The Lead Camp Instructor will provide enthusiastic and thorough direction in visual art to camp participants during the six-week period of June 27 –August 5. The Instructor will lead all summer camp sessions and will collaborate with Tephra ICA staff to develop and implement fun, engaging, educational content. 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.
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.
Call for Entries, Collab: Conversations in Art, Falls Church Arts Gallery — 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. For more information and to enter, 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.
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.