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City of Cleveland Seeks Local Artist to Paint Mural in Rouen, France

The City of Cleveland announces an open call for Cleveland artists to submit applications to paint a mural in Rouen, France. The project is part of Cleveland’s long-running Sister Cities program and a celebration of the 10th year as Rouen’s sister city. Local artists must submit an application and portfolio by Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Dance Works, 2019, Cleveland Public Theatre

DanceWorks 2019 is an important part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2018-2019 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. Through a submission process, CPT hopes to select 4 - 6 local dance companies to be part of DanceWorks 2019 in the Gordon Square Theatre. DanceWorks 2019 will take place over 5 weeks May 13 – June 15. Deadline to submit is October 29, 2018.

ITSLIQUID International Contest - 6th Edition 2018

ITSLIQUID Contest is developed in partnership with a professional jury, composed by renowned curators, gallerists, architects, fashion designers, high level experts and important professionals of the Art, Architecture, Design and Fashion Worlds and with our media partner Project Baikal
10 categories: painting, photography, video-art, sculpture and installation, performing art, architecture, product design, fashion design, computer graphic, illustration and drawing
Download the official Contest rules and choose your Submission plan according to the number of works you want to submit


ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS and Venice Events, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition:

The Movement Project - Company Audition

Position: The Movement Project is seeking well-rounded dancers with a wide-range of skill sets, including a strong background in modern/contemporary, ballet, composition and pedagogy. TMP company members responsibilities include (but are not limited to) rehearsals, technique classes, performances, composition, teaching, outreach engagements and weekly administrative duties/roles.

Contract: 10 - month contract (1-year agreement) with hourly wage, performance stipend, outreach stipend, and company class. The Movement Project rehearses Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 - 3:00pm and Fridays 9:30 - 11:00am. Additional outreach opportunities, arts events and performances scheduled throughout the season.

What to bring to the audition: Bring resume, bio and headshot.

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.

Fresh Perspectives Pop-Up Gallery

Fresh Perspectives is holding an open call for its launch event. FP is a new way to experience classical music.


ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with Venice Events,  is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition:
CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018 – ITSLIQUID International Art Show, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from December 06, 2018 to January 11, 2019.

“Our World, Our Future” 2018-19 California International Student Art Contest

Arts For Future is inviting students from all over the world to use their talents, imagination, and creativity to create original artwork “Our World, Our Future”. 2018-19 International Student Art Contest is launched by 501C3 Non-Profit Organization Arts for Future and Peninsula Museum of Art. Organized by Innovative Bay.

Screw Factory Call for Artists, Holiday Market

The Holiday Market at the Screw Factory is December 14th & 15th. We are looking for super fab artists, makers, and collectors to join us. 

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.