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Pow! Wow! Cleveland

POW! WOW! Cleveland seeks to implement 10-20 small, medium,and large-scale murals by local, national, and international artists over a week-long festival in early June 2020. Started as a homegrown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier and well curated mural festivals in the world. Deadline to submit is December 13, 2019.

2020 AirConnect Residency

AIR CONNECT 2020 is now accepting applications! This month-long Artist Residency Exchange is between Cleveland, Ohio & Dundee, Scotland during Spring 2020. The qualified artist should be an emerging or established artist with a focus in photography, or a combined focus using photography with other media such as printmaking or painting. The Ohio artist will reside in Dundee, Scotland for the month and the Scottish artist will reside in Cleveland, Ohio. The work will focus on a special project in CPR’s Northeast Ohio community darkroom and gallery or at Dundee, Scotland’s Dundee Contemporary Arts. 

Revealed Emerging Arts Series

The Sculpture Center invites early career artists of our greater region whose practice includes sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance to apply for inclusion in our annual Revealed Emerging Artist Series (formerly Window to Sculpture or W2S). Through this keystone program, now in its thirtieth year, The Sculpture Center fosters and promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors during the first ten years of their profession. Four to six artists are selected annually by a diverse Exhibition Committee for one-person, full gallery exhibitions of new work in either the Main Gallery (1000 sq. ft.), Euclid Avenue Gallery (750 sq. ft.) or new for 2021, the mixed-use outdoor Davis Courtyard. The 6-7 week long exhibitions will be held January 2021-June 2021.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Professional and amateur artists 18 years and older are invited to submit (2D or 3D) pieces.
All work must be original (no giclee prints) or reproductions will be accepted. Entries must be original and completed within the past 36 months.
Artists need not be a resident in the State of Ohio to submit works of art.
BCA reserves the right to reject work that may be inappropriate.

WomenCinemakers 2020 - Biennale for women filmmakers and artists

WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors and producers for its 2020 Biennial Edition. They are looking for shorts, documentaries, and features written, directed or produced by women.

Leadership Academy, Services for Independent Living (SIL)

More people and more artists with disabilities participating on committees, boards and city task forces, means more inclusive decision-making. Artists with disabilities can develop the skills needed to participate on nonprofit boards, community coalitions, task forces and system change committees in a meaningful way, through SIL's eight-week Leadership Academy. 

Window to Sculpture Emerging Artists (W2S) Series 2020

The Sculpture Center invites early career artists of the greater region whose practice includes sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance to apply for inclusion in their annual W2S series (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series). Through W2S, begun in 1990, The Sculpture Center promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors and expanded media artists from the region during the first ten years of their profession. 4-6 artists are selected annually by their Exhibition Committee for one-person, full gallery exhibitions of new work in either the Main (1000 sq. ft.) or Euclid Avenue (750 sq. ft.) Gallery with a group catalog (if funding is available). They encourage and fully support risk taking and new directions of creative by the artists selected for W2S.

Open Call for "Cleveland's Smallest Gallery"

Introducing Phone Gallery - Cleveland's smallest gallery - annexed to the front of Russ' Auto Care in the Waterloo Arts District across the street from Waterloo 7 Studios and Praxis Fiber Workshop.
Originally conceived in 2013 by artist Ivana Medukic of 'Project Pop-Up Galleries' and architect Ali Lukacsy, Phone Gallery demonstrates the transformation of an otherwise vacant and underutilized "space" - in this case, an abandoned phone booth - into an inventive place for art display.

Call for Volunteers - MOCA Cleveland Docent

MOCA CLEVELAND DOCENTS CONNECT PEOPLE WITH ART.

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.