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Call for Artists | Two Projects in the Campus District Seek Artists

Attention artists in the Campus District! There are two paid opportunities for public art projects in the neighborhood that need your creative eye and expertise. Flex your creative muscles and help us beautify two public spaces - our community needs your work! Seeking visual artists for design, installation and mural work. Deadlines to submit are June 16 and June 30, 2017. 

Call for Artists | Expressions of Imagination, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is currently seeking works from artists working in any two-dimensional mediums including reproductions of original works such as giclées and lithographs. CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program announces its “Call for Artists” for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Expressions of Imagination,” running from August 1 through January 31, 2018. All artists (18 and over) are invited to submit their artwork. CLE is looking for work that inspires your creativity and makes the most imaginative and otherwise impressive use of various mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, pencil, charcoal, graphite and other mediums. Deadline to submit is July 3, 2017.

Eastern Edge: A Juried Art Exhibition

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ursuline College's move to Pepper Pike, this juried exhibition is open to the College's eastern Cuyahoga County neighbors, age 18 and older, living in Pepper Pike, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Township, Gates Mills, Glenwillow, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Moreland Hills, Orange, Solon and Woodmere, Ohio. The show will be on view in Ursuline College's Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery from Aug. 18 through Oct. 6, 2017. Cash awards totaling $2,800 will be announced at the opening reception Aug. 18, from 5-8 pm. Each artist may submit a maximum of three artworks. Works in the following media are welcome: painting, works on paper, photography, mixed media, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, glass and fiber. Full details at 

Request for Proposals | Pandemonium '17: UNLEASH, Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre is seeking artists for its annual benefit extravaganza, Pandemonium. CPT is planning a festive evening in keeping with its tradition of presenting innovative, original artistic work, featuring diverse artists. PANDEMONIUM ‘17: UNLEASH will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Featuring dozens of area theatre, dance, visual and performance artists and with fabulous food and drink, Pandemonium is a benefit like no other and an opportunity for you to be a featured performer. Deadline to submit is June 26, 2017. 

Request for Proposals | DanceWorks 2018, Cleveland Public Theatre

DanceWorks 2018 is an important part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season. DanceWorks offers Northeast Ohio dance companies and choreographers the opportunity to have world premiere works presented in a series with other local dance companies. Deadline to submit is July 10, 2017.

Art Science Exhibit Berlin 2017

International call... Artists and Art Students working within all aspects of Evolutionary Biology- be it bird or biomimicry- Darwin or DNA- are welcome to enter! There are no age or border restrictions. And you are free to apply within any art discipline.

Cleveland Dance Fest: Call for professional artists and emerging artists

Call for professional artists (independent artists & dance companies) and emerging artists (college artists & works in progress).

The Movement Project is proud to announce the return of Cleveland Dance Fest, a two-day dance festival November 10th & 11th at the beautiful Pilgrim Church in Tremont! The 2-day festival will feature master classes by CDF artists, 2 evening performances featuring Cleveland artists and an informal performance featuring emerging artists and works in progress.

Figures and Faces

Las Laguna Gallery presents Figures and Faces. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that examine human emotions, faces and figures. Works can be representational or abstract.
All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur are encouraged to submit their artwork for this art exhibition.

13th Annual Dia de Muertos Ohio Celebration

Dia de Muertos Ohio began as a small celebration on the east side of Cleveland and has grown into an annual event with participation from people of all backgrounds and areas of northeast Ohio, gathering together for art, music and the cultural appreciation of this traditionally Hispanic holiday.

Artists' Choice Series

The purpose of this series is to allow fellow NE Ohio directors, playwrights, and designers an outlet for creative exploration at Ohio Shakespeare Festival. They encourage theatre artists to submit for consideration a play to produce for a limited run on the Henry C. Bishop Stage. 

They specifically seek exciting newer works, perhaps those not typically seen in the Ohio Shakes subscription series. Yet, all submissions must in some way tie into the tradition of classic theatre and/or storytelling, whether in theme, content, design, or interpretation. In short, while this project should be a daring and outside-the-box production for Ohio Shakespeare Festival, it should still fit our mission statement: to put excellent storytelling at the forefront of all we do.

Satellite Gallery Call for Installation Artist

Helmed by Captain Loren Naji, Satellite Gallery is located in the burgeoning Waterloo Arts District, and the only gallery in Cleveland focusing solely on installation art.

They are always booking artists in advance, so email them ( with either photos of previous work, or sketches or a written proposal of your installation idea. Feel free to browse photographs from their openings ( to see if you are a “right” fit for Satellite. You do not need to have previous installation experience, just a desire to dip your toes into the installation art world.

Call for Artists and Vendors | Akron Zoo 2017 Trunk Show

The Akron Zoo is now accepting applications for the 2017 Trunk Show! This will be the 9th year for our holiday shopping event hosted by the Akron Zoo Gift Shop. Booths will be located in our beautiful Welcome Center decorated for the Holidays. There are no booth fees and no show admission! Preference given to artists and vendors whose work has animal, garden or conservation themes/materials. Deadline to submit is October 8, 2017.

Artist commission

Kickstarter is currently seeking to add to their current network pool of talented artists as their market is expanding, and demand is growing.
Kickstart Artwest is a network of a talented artist pool from all over the globe. They offer artists a marketing arm by providing them with request from their wide range of clientele. This is not a membership program, they simply provide for you commissioned work. They are seeking to add a limited number of artist. Each artist in their network is still independent of their personal clientele accepting commissions through kickstart Art dependent on their bandwidth and availability.

Costume Designer and Prop Designer Needed

Reply with a cover email and resume to THE PRODUCTIONThings as They Are
Written by David Todd
Original score composed by Ben Chasny
Directed by Anjanette HallMay 12 - 28, 2017Reinberger Auditorium (Upstairs Loft)

Call for artists: It’s Liquid International Video and Performance Art Festival

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is selecting all interesting video art and performance art works to include in: It’s Liquid International Video and Performance Art Festival

2016 Ohio Arts Festivals & Competitions Directory

The Ohio Arts Festivals & Competitions Directory is a free resource for the public to engage with the arts and for artists to discover opportunities. Competitive exhibitions showcase Ohio's wealth of artistic talent and encourage artists through exposure and awards. 

2016 RNC Host Committee: Neighborhood Business Supplier Guide

Take advantage of the opportunity to have your organization or small business included in the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee Supplier Guide, an easily accessible, comprehensive supplier guide to the Republican National Committee’s Committee on Arrangements as well as to local and visiting Convention participants to assist them in their planning. 

Call for Volunteers - MOCA Cleveland Docent



MOCA Cleveland reviews unsolicited artist submissions from artists living in Cuyahoga County or its six contiguous counties (Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga, and Lake).

Artfetch Representing the next generation of leading artists, from around the world.

Artfetch presents the work of selected emerging artists for sale online. The team of specialist cutting-edge curators will choose the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world to be included on the website.