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Call for Artists of All Disciplines: Maelstrom Collaborative Arts 2020

Maelstrom Collaborative Arts is looking for artists & creators from the performing, visual, and trans-media arts to venture into new territory with us in 2020! Artists in all disciplines encouraged to apply. Deadline to submit is November 8, 2019.

Getty Images Creative Bursary, Disability Stories

In conjunction with Verizon Media, Getty Images will award $40,000 in total, shared by five recipients, as part of the fall 2019 Creative Bursary. Dedicated toward elevating the work of still photographers using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting life with disability, Disability Stories, is open to all photographers who have been shooting for less than five years. Deadline to submit is November 1, 2019.

Video Art / Animation Needed for TV Commercials on CBS

KAJ Gallery Contemporary Art of Naples, Florida is offering video artists the opportunity to win (up to 24) 10 second tv spots on the Naples CBS affiliate television station (Wink TV). International artists are encouraged to apply. It will be determined at the time of judging if artists are awarded more than 1 commercial spot.

The theme is simply TelevisiArt, and any form of creative video will be considered.

Call for Teaching Artists: Lakewood Schools PTA Reflections Program

Lakewood City Schools are seeking artists of all disciplines to assist Pre-K through Grade 12 students with their project submissions for this year's National PTA Reflections Program. On Saturday October 19th, from 9 am to 3 pm, the Lakewood Council of PTAs will hold its first joint workshop for students who would like to submit a work of art to this year's program. Students will work independently on their submissions, with help from experts in visual arts, writing, dance, film and music. Deadline to submit is October 12, 2019. 

Camera Work

Imprint Zine and Arts Fair presents CAMERA WORK, an exhibition and new collaborative zine featuring analog photographic works by millenial artists in partnership with Outlandish Press and Nomadic Bookshelf. They are seeking photography submissions and photography zine submissions. The exhibition will open November 15th during Third Friday at 78th Street Studios in Cleveland.

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. 

Spectacular Vernacular, Lakewood Public Art RFP

The City of Lakewood is seeking proposals for Spectacular Vernacular urban art projects. The goal of the program is to incentivize community driven art and design projects. In addition to funding up to $5,000 of the project, the city will provide project management support throughout the process, as needed. Deadline to submit for the Fall Cycle is October 9, 2019.

Call for Zines, The Morgan Conservatory

The Morgan Conservatory gallery will house a zine library during our Printmaking as Resistance exhibition October 18th through November 16th, 2019. Participation in the zine library is open to anyone interested in displaying their publications. Zines on the topics of social issues, civil rights, politics, environment, and political art are encouraged, but all other topics are welcome. Deadline to submit is October 11, 2019.

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


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.