Shortcut Navigation:


register  |



Calls for Artists

Find calls for artists, competitions and other requests for submissions around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.Post a Call for Artists

New Appalachia Mixed Exhibition w/ Special Guest Curator Kyle Houser (Executive Director PCA&M)

New Appalachia Mixed Exhibition seeks to capture the new and innovative artistic experience surrounding Appalachia and beyond. Known as "The Paris of Appalachia," the Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA, at Vestige Concept Gallery.

They are seeking artwork of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should encompass themes relating to something "new," and should offer a refreshing perspective on arts in the wake of the pandemic, so that visitors may feel a sense of enjoyment and familiarity with art once again, after remaining indoors for so long. (Note, that the theme of the show does not revolve around the pandemic whatsoever, nor is exclusively "Appalachian").

Call for K-12 artists for Battle of the Teal

If you know an artist who has something amazing to share with the world, take a look at the Battle of the Teal, a performing and visual arts showcase for K–12 students from Northeast Ohio. The Battle of the Teal art showcase consists of the following categories: Performing Arts – Junior division, Visual arts – Junior division, Performing arts – Senior division, and Visual arts – Senior division. The winner is the highest scoring applicant in the respective category. Scholarship award for “Best in Show.”

Applicants, individuals or group, will now have the option to submit their entry virtually through a dedicated iN Education’s online portal via SlideRoom. The application opens on Apr 5th, submission deadline is May 12th. Registration is FREE. If you are under 13, be sure to have your parents or guardian available.

2021 National Juried Exhibition

Date of Exhibition: October 15-November 12
Notifications of accepted or rejected work will be made via email by Friday, September 17th, 2021

Open Call for Artwork

The Bushwick Starr, in collaboration with Whitney White, invites US-based artists to submit work within the mediums of: video, design, photography, painting, drawing, and other visual forms, speaking to the themes of Black female mental, physical, and sexual health. These pieces will accompany an installation production of DEFINITION by Whitney White to be held in summer of 2021 at the Mercury Store in New York City. This initiative is an effort to expand artistic opportunities limited by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Open Call: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open from now through June 11, 2021.

Call for Performers for CDPalooza!

Cleveland Dance Project is holding CDPalooza! on Saturday June 5 at the Shoppes of Parma old JCPenney's parking lot and wants to showcase entertainment of all types at the festival, leading up to our on screen dance showcase! Apply now to feature your LIVE dance, music, magic, circus, or any other kind of family friendly entertainment to our audience of 500-800 people!

Small Wonders - A Virtual Art Exhibit/Sale

Thank you for your interest in the virtual art exhibit, SMALL WONDERS. No entries or images will be accepted after May 24, 2021.  Entries will only be accepted if entry forms, digital images and fees are received at the time of entry and by the deadline. Entry fees are non-refundable. Artists 18 years old and older may apply. Each artist may submit a maximum of three (3) artworks. Artworks may be 2D or 3D, including, but not limited to: paintings, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, works on paper, photography, fiber, glass.  No nude or erotic art will be accepted.


ArtWalk Magazine is now accepting artist/artwork submissions for ArtWalk Magazine. The call is open to anyone 18 years or older. Provide up to 5 images of your work. There are no material, aesthetic, or conceptual restrictions.

Open Call : The Pillar Art Prize

The Pillar Art Prize provides unrestricted grants to artists in the United States every quarter. Winners are selected by The Pillar Art Prize with assistance from renowned curators and artists.
When: Deadline April 30th, $10 submission fee
The Pillar Art Prize is accepting submissions for its inaugural art prize. All artists in the United States over 18 are eligible. The winning artist will be announced May 30th. Submit your work at

SHAC on TRAC: Art Competition for Utility Box Designs

Building on the success of the Painting the Town and Building Blocks utility box projects, the Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) is pleased to announce this year’s project: SHAC on TRAC. In collaboration with the Reginal Transit Authority (RTA), SHAC is sponsoring a juried art competition for the design of utility boxes located along Shaker Heights rapid tracks.

Call For Art 2021 National Juried Exhibition, The Peer Show

In an effort to support the artist communities in Cleveland and across the country, the Cleveland Print Room is opening the Peer Show to artists of all mediums again this year. Jurors will choose up to 50 pieces of work to be displayed in an online exhibition on Cleveland Print Room's website, The Print Room will boost the exhibition link to Facebook, spend money to advertise the online juried show, and reach out to their national networks to increase viewership. Winners of Best of Show and Director's Award also win a joint exhibition at the Cleveland Print Room in 2022.

Rolling Call for Artists, Cleveland Botanical Garden

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is seeking artists to exhibit their work at the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus spring through fall of 2021 and beyond. 

The purpose of these art exhibits is to further their mission of connecting “people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.” The art exhibits present an opportunity for visitors to connect with the work of local artists while enjoying both the interior and exterior gardens. Artist's work will be showcased in the Eppig Gallery, a 69-linear-foot hallway located on the main floor of the Cleveland Botanical garden. Artists may also be considered for the 600-square-foot Guren Gallery on the second floor of the building.

Submit Your Own Artist Spotlight! Creative Compass/Arts Cleveland

Are you an artist looking to share a little more detail about yourself and your creative practice with a different audience? Arts Cleveland would love to spotlight you! It’s super easy to submit your own story through Creative Compass and we'll share your info through our communications channels (think free publicity). Click the "Add Your Listing" link at the top of the web page and select “Artist Story” from the drop down menu. There's no deadline! 

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


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.