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MEXICO, PERU, ITALY: All Residencies for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians (Self-Guided or with Master Instruction) – All Dat...

Arquetopia Foundation & International Artist Residencies, Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru – Naples, Italy
All Residencies for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians (Self-Guided or with Master Instruction) – All Dates in 2022 & 2023

Apply Now through Sunday, December 12, 2021. Spaces are limited. Residency applications are evaluated for selection as they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.
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Call for Solo & Group Exhibition Proposals 2022 & 2023

Summit Artspace has several openings for exhibitions from July 2022 through June 2023. Apply to organize a group exhibition of local artists to be shown in the Second Floor Gallery, a large gallery with plenty of space for artists to dialogue in exciting ways. Emerging local artists may apply for a solo exhibition to display a new body of artwork in the 3G Gallery, located on the third floor. 

Call for Visual Art: FRESH 2022

Take your art in new directions using a FRESH perspective in the 18th annual juried FRESH exhibition. Art accepted as part of this annual exhibition must be innovative and challenging to both the viewer and the artist. Accepted artists will have pushed the boundaries of what art can be– stylistically, conceptually, or technically– and will challenge the viewer to see the world through a new lens. Accepted work will feature novel material, contemporary and unique conceptual thinking and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s visual language. Work must have been created since January 1, 2021 and not previously displayed in Summit Artspace.

Call for BIPOC Artists

Summit Artspace invites local BIPOC artists to apply for a funded solo exhibition. The organizational goal behind this exhibition is to actively undo systems of oppression and domination present in the art world. Summit Artspace is interested in the many ways in which BIPOC artists impact our communities through their art.

The Morgan Conservatory's 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Morgan Conservatory's tenth Juried Exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years. Only artwork consisting of at least 50% paper is eligible. Dimensions must not exceed 60 inches in any direction. Each artist is welcome to submit up to 3 entries. Artwork must be framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang, or come with alternative installation directions.

Artist Residencies

The Morgan's residency period runs throughout the year and can be scheduled for anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, depending on the project and work being produced. 

Selected artists are expected to follow studio rules and cleanup policies at all times during their residency. Artists are required to submit a brief project proposal outlining their timeline and studios needed.

The Morgan provides 24-hour access to its bindery, papermaking and printing studios.​

Intern assistance is available during the summer.​

Artists will receive a stipend of approximately $200/week funded by Windgate Foundation. Exact stipend amount may fluctuate depending on available funding

Accelerate 2022 - Call for Applications

Accelerate is a pitch competition which gives individuals across Greater Cleveland the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea to make the region a better place.

Applicants are selected to pitch in one of six categories and a panel of judges drawn from community leaders select one finalist in each category. The six finalists pitch again to the full audience, which votes on the winner. The winner receives $5,000 and the remaining five finalists each receive $2,000 to help bring their ideas to life. The Technovation competition will award $3,500 to the most innovative technology-based idea.

Like Clockwork (It's About Time)

Like Clockwork seeks to showcase works of art that address the nature of time. From birth, our daily routines, anxieties on aging, death, rebirth, to creation and destruction, the forms of time give shape to human experience. Traditional thought, from China to ancient Greece, embodies time not only in gods and goddesses but also in the various devices which measure and grasp it. Time as a flux is apparent in the flow of grains in an hourglass; time as eternal return, in the circling aeons of the Indian and Maya calendars or the tail-eating serpent Ouroboros; time as a universal pattern of synchronous events, in the I-Ching or the astrologers' intricate figure-work. The paradoxes inherent in these parallel ways of conceiving time reveal the mysterious Coincidence of Opposites which underlies the cosmos. It's as the old adage says.. all "like clockwork"...

Like Clockwork is accepting works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

Auditions for 2nd Act Cleveland - Theatre Co focused on addiction/recovery

Are you an actor looking for steady, part-time work? Do you want to work with a professional, mission-driven, touring theater company? 2nd Act is hiring actors who have the flexibility for shows throughout the year for productions focused on addiction and the opioid epidemic. 

Visiting Artist Opportunity 2021/22

Hopewell's visiting artist program is designed to foster an alliance between the creative arts and wellness. They are seeking artists who value the connection between mental health and artistic expression, and who are interested in exploring this intersection through instruction, collaboration, and community engagement. Through this program, it is their vision to connect individuals experiencing mental illness with creative and innovative approaches to healing and recovery. As a visiting artist, you will be invited to stay on the farm in a private apartment for the duration of your artist workshop. Meals with the community will be provided, and artists will have access to studio space as well as the rest of our 325 acre working farm, including hiking trails, ponds, and natural sanctuaries. Artists will be expected to run a minimum 2 day workshop that will provide instruction of their craft to our residents. Projects may be tailored to individual or group work. Artists will also be asked to donate a creative piece of their own making that will reflect the visiting artist experience. Cost of supplies, up to $500, for running the workshop will be covered by Hopewell and artists will receive an additional $500 stipend at the completion of their stay. Rolling submission process and flexible scheduling.

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.