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Gordon Square Arts District Artist in Residence Program

Gordon Square Arts District is now accepting applications for its first Artist-in-Residence. The first artist selected will focus on the visual arts and submit a program proposal that will further connect the local community with the arts. GSAD will support the residency through an artist stipend of $5,000, project costs, and access to the Gordon Square Art Space micro-gallery at 1386 West 65th Street. Application deadline is August 6, 2017.

Call for Makers | Made in Collinwood: Makers' Markets

The Makers' Markets are seeking local makers and handcrafted businesses to participate! The Makers' Markets are a marketing and pop-up vending opportunity for artisan businesses - both in Collinwood and the greater Cleveland community. The markets are part of Made in Collinwood, which unites, amplifies and centralized the makers and artisan businesses of the greater Collinwood community. Several dates to choose from, the last market will take place on August 24, 2017. 

Jewish Arts & Culture Lab Seeks 2017-2018 Fellows

The Jewish Arts & Culture Lab seeks applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship.
Applicants may currently be working in any artistic media, including but not limited to visual arts, performing arts, media and writing.

Fin, Fur & Feather call to entry

Valley Art Center is accepting submissions to a fall exhibit centered on the theme of animals. 2D and 3D artists from the Chagrin Valley to around the world are invited to enter animal-themed art for consideration to Fin, Fur & Feather. All mediums, styles and animal subjects are eligible. Entries are accepted online at before Sunday, August 6, 2017 at midnight. Entry fee—$10 per piece, up to 3 works per artist. Payment does not guarantee acceptance.

Portage Park District Foundation Juried Arts and Crafts Sale

The Portage Park Foundation is looking for artists to submit their arts and crafts in a juried art sale held on December 7 and 8 from 3:00 – 8:00 at the Downtown Gallery located at 141 East Main Street, Kent.  Painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, metals and mixed art mediums will all be considered. We will also consider note cards and stationery.

Artists must complete the online entry form at  by November 1 for consideration.

31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. 

Cleveland Dance Fest: Call for professional artists and emerging artists DEADLINE EXTENDED JULY 24TH!

CDF is open to professional artists (independent artists & dance companies) and emerging artists (college artists & works in progress).

Call for Visual Artists: Accepting “Journey, Healing and Transformation” Pieces

The Festival of Healing is a weekend-long urban-church inspiration event that will provide programs, resources, speakers and creative presenters all focused on enhancing greater well-being in people and in neighborhoods. 

Divergent INK: Black & White International Print Show, Autumn 2017

Rubber City Prints is excited to announce their first in house print show at their new location - Divergent INK: Black & White International Print Exhibition. This show is inspired by the original members show in November of 2014 when Rubber City Prints first opened its doors to educating the public in the fine art of printmaking and sharing its studio services with Akron, Ohio.

This autumn they encourage national and international artists to join together and give the Akron, Ohio community a show that displays diversity, contrast, and individuality. Divergent INK will capture harmony and uniformity within the relative degrees of black and white ink.

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.

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.