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

CPT, Catapult: RFP

The most extensive of CPT’s development programs, Catapult is intended to move projects that are outside the mainstream and align with CPT’s aesthetic from early to mid-development phase to being “production-ready”. Each process is customized to the work. Projects may receive a series of readings, significant rehearsal time, and workshop productions.

Playwright/Creators of Catapult projects will receive the Nord Family Foundation Fellowship and, while developing their work, will play an active role in the life of the theatre.

Arts For The Future 2020 International Student Art Contest

Arts For The Future is inviting students from all over the world to use their talents, imagination, and creativity to create original artwork. (https://www.artscontest.org)

Calling Student Artists:
Group 1 (Age 5 and under)
Group 2 (Age 6-9)
Group 3 (Age 10-13)
Group 4 (Age 14-18) ​

2020 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2020 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in Cleveland, Ohio. As in previous years, the Juried Exhibition will take place in three locations in the Waterloo Arts District: Waterloo Arts Gallery, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramic + Design.  Artists will also receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event, The Waterloo Arts Fest, welcoming more than 5,000 attendees. This is the sixth year Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition has coincided with the Waterloo Arts Fest and the fourth year that accepted work will be exhibited in three different spaces on Waterloo Road.

CLEVELAND DANCE FEST 2020: APPLY TODAY!

The Movement Project's Cleveland Dance Fest is set to return for its 5th season November 6th & 7th, 2020 at the beautiful Pilgrim Church in Tremont! The 2-day festival will feature master classes by CDF artists and performances featuring Cleveland dance artists, visiting artists and pre-professional artists.
APPLY TODAY! www.themovementproject.org/cdf2020-app

Fellowship Opportunity

At the intersection of art and social change, this five-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

2020 National Juried Exhibition: The Peer Show

2020 National Juried Exhibition at The Cleveland Print Room: The Peer Show on Display June 5 - July 18, 2020

The Cleveland Print Room is recognized as a dynamic center for education and experimentation in the photographic arts. CPR is Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic gallery, community darkroom, education center, and workspace. The Print Room has hosted exhibitions of international photographers from Chile, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Cuba, along with nationally recognized photographers from the US.

Utility Box Competition, SHAC

The Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) is pleased to announce this year’s project: Building Blocks. Along with several of Shaker’s neighborhood associations, SHAC is sponsoring a juried art competition for the design of utility boxes located in the residential neighborhoods. We are inviting our local artists to participate. Deadline to submit is May 1, 2020.

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship

What is the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship? 
At the intersection of art and social change, this five-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

Who should apply?
Emerging artists who are interested in further investigating a socially engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC. Halcyon defines emerging artists as an early career artist has demonstrated promising artistic development and demonstrates dedication to their practices but is at a pivotal point in their career where they could benefit from further training and support.

Our Immigrant Nation Juried Exhibition

This exhibit is intended to showcase a wide range of views and perspectives on immigration in, and its influences on, the United States today, and is open to all artists, over the age of 18, living in northeast Ohio. You do not have to be an immigrant to apply. We are looking for both 2D and 3D artwork in any medium. All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years. Each artist is welcome to submit up to 3 entries. Deadline to submit is August 15, 2020.

Berea Arts Fest

Held on the second Sunday in September, The Berea Arts Fest, a one-day, invitational, multi-arts festival held in historic Berea, Ohio, is a non-profit, volunteer, 501(c)3 organization. The Mission Statement of the Berea Arts Fest, Inc. is to “encourage involvement” in the arts by sponsoring and promoting activities and opportunities which foster creativity and enhance appreciation of the arts.

Let's Talk Art Coffee Klatch

This coffee klatch is not your everyday gossip gathering. They want to use community driven democratically issued financial support for emerging local artists and makers. Emerging artists bring samples of their work and talk about their ideas and vision. The cash collected will be granted to one artist to further their vision. The theme for this round is "Neighbor".

They are looking for artists and attendees to participate.

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.