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Queerantine LGBTQIA+ Music Video Showcase

Welcome to QUEERANTINE! Kisos's weekly showcase of music videos from emerging artists across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Watch LIVE, Sundays at 3pm ET from
Calling all LGBTQIA+ artists! First come, first serve for their weekly music video showcase run by Kisos (@itskisos) and streamed live Sundays. Videos must be "PG-13", as Twitch doesn't allow the nude form, or outlines of it. Feel free to submit or DM me if you are unsure and we can evaluate on a case by case basis! Get a feel for the show HERE:

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! 

Conundrum Co-Op Collaboration

Starting September 20th, Conundrum Co-Op will take the form of a bi-weekly collaborative exchange between one artist and a group of participants (who are also artists). Every other week an artist will curate a collection of files which will be sent out to a group of participants via the Conundrum Co-Op email account. Participants will use these materials as inspiration for the creation of a short work of art over the course of two weeks. Sign-up to be part of this artist-led community.

Battle of the Teal

If you know an artist who has something amazing to share with the world, take a look at our upcoming Battle of the Teal, a performing and visual arts showcase for K–12 students, and now also adult artists, from Northeast Ohio.
How to apply?
Applicants will now have the option to submit their entry virtually through a dedicated iN Education’s online portal via SlideRoom. The application opens on Sept 7th, submission deadline is Oct 5th. Registration is FREE for school-bound art students and $10 for adult artists over the age 18. If you are under 13, be sure to have your parents or guardian available. All art forms are accepted.

One Year, One Outfit

Participants will take the next year to design, source, and create one outfit within a cohort of other makers. The goals of this undertaking are to:
-Provide a structure for imaginative, slow fashion to thrive
-Celebrate the incredible amount of local talent and production in our fibershed
-Connect folks to each other through bi-monthly cohort meetings where we can share projects, progress, hang-ups, connections, etc. (this is not a competition).
-Create a collection of stories and a body of work that will provide a glimpse of our unique region and steward our valuable material and human resources.

Praxis Fiber Workshops definition of an outfit: Three pieces of clothing, adornments, or accessories.

Ohio Arts Beacon of Light: Finding Hope in the New Normal

The Ohio Arts Council knows that creating community in this time of physical distancing is more important than ever. After all, artists help us all process the world as it changes around us.

That’s why OAC launched the new project called the Ohio Arts Beacon of Light – to give Ohio artists a place to share, connect, and cope with the challenges presented by the coronavirus. They hope to inspire your fellow artists and the public at large through sharing your work, while giving their creative community a platform for connection, expression, and encouragement.

They invite artists of all ages, working in all disciplines, to submit their work through the Ohio Arts Beacon. You could be their next featured artist!

Latinx Musicians Wanted, Julia de Burgos

Julia de Burgos Cultural Art Center is looking for musicians/bands for our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration during the month of September! $50 stipend for artists. 

Anthology Project, Ode to George

Call for artists of all disciplines: This anthology seeks to collect the individual experiences that people have had at George Perry Floyd’s Memorial Site in order to memorialize the collective grieving and mourning experienced by this space. This book of collected essays, poems, and visual art seeks to preserve not only our collective grief but also our collective healing together as a community. 

SWITCH, Kaiser Gallery

Kaiser Gallery invites artists and creatives from the art and technology sectors to submit works using light as their medium and source of inspiration. Deadline to submit, October 16, 2020

Into Light Exhibition

INTO LIGHT is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the stigma and shame associated with drug addiction through the power of art. Seeking applications for artwork that memorializes those who have suffered from drug addiction for a winter exhibit in Canton, OH. Deadline to submit is November 1, 2020

49th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Valley Art Center

Valley Art Center presents our 49th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.  Artists living within a 250-mile radius of Chagrin Falls are invited to submit artwork for consideration to this prestigious annual exhibition. Deadline to submit, October 9, 2020

Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 34th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 in Denton, Texas as a celebration of the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media including: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. This year’s juror is Pablo Barrera of the Oklahoma Contemporary. Barrera will select pieces for exhibition at the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas from February 5-May 8, 2021. Juror’s award prizes of $250, $500, $750, and $1,000 will be handed out. Selected works will also be included in our online exhibition and store and a printed catalog.

Teaching Artists Present, The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center is seeking teaching artists to contribute to a library of arts-focused online lessons and activities for families and educators. The lessons and activities in the library should provide introductory steps that get young people (and the young at heart) interested in arts learning. 

Cleveland Starving Artist's Drive Thru

When life gives you lemons you make lemonade. We think ART is important! During these tough times, Jim Lanza found a fun, safe way to keep ART alive! Every Sunday, Cleveland Starving Artist's Drive Thru will post 5 pieces from a Cleveland artist. M-F they post the individual pieces with price and size. If a person likes what they see, they can contact either the artist or the Cleveland Starving Artist's Drive Thru's facebook page ( Every Saturday is pickup day at their Gordon Square studio. Once the person pays, they will receive a time slot and the address for pickup. Payment can be made by Square or Paypal with the artist. Cleveland Starving Artist's Drive Thru is trying to make this as safe and fast as possible.

Jim Lanza hopes to feature different artists, so please contact him at or through the facebook page if you are interested in being a featured artist.

Douglas Lillibridge Artist In Residency Program 2021

TMPAC is proud to announce its first artist-in-residence program beginning January 1, 2021 named in honor and in memory of our co-founder, Douglas Lillibridge. 
The program is open to playwrights ages 21+ who currently reside in one of the following Ohio counties: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne.

Please read and review the outline below for details regarding this program.

  1. The work must be original and not have been workshopped, or performed, with any other U.S.-based theatre company (professional and/or non-professional), and/or educational program.
  2. The piece must be at least 90 minutes in performance length, and the script written (and performed) in U.S. English.
  3. Cast of characters: no less than 2, no more than 8.
  4. The show will be performed in our theatre space* in Twinsburg, OH.
  5. The piece should be geared to an adult audience (no children’s theatre).
  6. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 2, 2020. Included in your submission, please provide an essay (500 words or less) on how this program will help you as an artist and playwright.
    1. Please be sure to include your complete contact information, including name, address, phone, email with your submission.
  7. Send A COPY (no originals, please) to:
  8. Finalists for this program will be asked to meet with members of the TMPAC board between October and December, 2020.

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.