See below for various calls for artists and employment opportunities in the D.C. area and sometimes beyond. Check this page often for updates.
If you have a question about an opportunity, please contact the administrator for each individual listing. If you have a call for artists or job opportunity you would like included in the next email, please contact Cynthia Connolly, Special Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs.
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Arlington Arts is pro-actively looking out for resources to assist arts organizations, arts administrators and individual artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The information below is to keep our artistic community updated on current resources available to assist you through the pandemic. Updates will be provided as new resources become available.
CALL: The Artscape Online Artists’ Market-Baltimore, MD
DEADLINE: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:59PM EST
Virtual Market from Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Artscape Online Artists’ Market supports artists, performers, makers and craftspeople across all artistic disciplines by providing a virtual platform for artist storefronts. Artists across disciplines and from any geographical area are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. The Artscape Online Artists’ Market will feature a directory of artists, not to exceed 75, where artists can showcase, promote and sell their artistry (featuring visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and culinary arts) during the month of August. Artscape is thrilled to present this new and exciting opportunity for accepted applicants to reach new customers and audiences.
The Artscape Online Artists’ Market is a juried show, and applications will be scored by a panel of professionals in the fields of craft, fine art, fashion and design. BOPA is thrilled to feature Kim Bentley, Kelvin Bulluck, Caprece Jackson-Garrett, Herb Massie and April Wood as jurors.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Stable Arts Director of Art and Programming, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Are you innovative, flexible, collaborative, and organized with a passion for contemporary visual arts?
Are you itching for the opportunity to use your skills and connections to elevate DC contemporary visual arts locally, nationally, and internationally?
Have you been searching for an energetic, fast-growing organization that will give you a platform to present forward-thinking programming?
If so, we are looking for you! STABLE’s Director of Art and Programming will take the lead in helping us realize our mission to it’s max potential, but it takes the right candidate. Click below to send us your resume and cover letter!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: PLAZA ART- Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Openings for Sales Associate and Key Holder and other positions throughout the US
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: FY21 Public Art Building Communities Grant, WDC
DEADLINE: Friday, July 17, 2020, 4:00 pm EST
NOTIFICATION: Friday, August 14, 2020
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites submissions for its fiscal year 2021 Public Art Building Communities (PABC) grant program from eligible individuals and nonprofit organizations, including registered DC Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and designated DC Main Streets organizations.
The PABC grant program awards project funding to support individual artists and nonprofit organizations in their effort to design, fabricate and install new temporary or permanent works of public art that connect artists and artworks to the community.
Award amounts vary:
- Individuals may request up to $50,000
- Nonprofit Organizations may request up to $125,000
- Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) may request up to $250,000
CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography, Glen Echo, MD
DEADLINE: Saturday, July 18, 5:00 p.m.
NOTIFICATION: Week of Aug. 3, 2020
SEEN: 20 Years of Baltimore Music Photography will highlight photography, as well as video, show posters and ephemera that relates to the past 20 years of Baltimore music history. The show will feature local musicians and creators from all musical genres and backgrounds (from local bands that broke big like Future Islands and Beach House, to fallen artists like K-Swift and Lor Scoota, to genre definers like Scottie B and DJ Class).
The goal is to present a comprehensive and culturally inclusive overview of Baltimore’s vibrant music scenes from the year 2000 through 2020 by showcasing as many different genres, cultures, and forms of representation as possible. SEEN is curated by local photographers J.M. Giordano, Josh Sisk with a panel comprised of members of the Baltimore music community.
CALL TO ARTISTS AND INSTITUTIONS AND GALLERIES REPRESENTING ARTISTS: Art Bank Program, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Friday, August 7, 2020, 4:00 P.M., ET
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites submissions from qualified artists and District art galleries or District nonprofit organizations representing metropolitan artists for the acquisition of works of original two- and three-dimensional artworks for its Fiscal Year 2021 Art Bank Program. Award amounts vary; the total grant award will not exceed $10,000.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Athenaeum, Moments in Time- A Very Weird Time, Alexandria, VA
DEADLINE: Friday, August 14, 2020
EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday, September 10 – October 18, 2020
AWARD: Five $500 award gift winners will be selected by an independent art expert
Artists are invited to submit works that represent the full gamut of how the global Coronavirus pandemic and its associated ‘social distancing’ has affected them. Fear, uncertainty, anger and doubt are certainly typical responses but we are also interested in evidence of the creative benefits of solitude and reflection and the time to process them.
We plan to assemble an exhibition that both chronicles this particular moment in time and surprises viewers with unique and unexpected perspectives.
Works for inclusion in the Athenaeum Invitational will be selected from an open call by Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray. Works will be chosen that show aesthetic excellence, mastery of media, creativity and thoughtfulness.
Artists who live or work in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia may submit work. Artists who do not live or work in Virginia, West Virginia Maryland, or the District of Columbia are not eligible.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Us: What divides us and what unites us?,(online exhibition), Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Monday, August 17, 2020, 11:59 P.M., ET
Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX
Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: FY 2021 Art Exhibition (Curatorial) Grant, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Friday, August 21, 2020, 4:00PM, EDT
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites applications from qualified individuals for exhibition proposals for CAH’s 200 I Street Galleries, located in the lobby of the 200 I (Eye) Street, SE District government building.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS; ARTIST ROSTER FOR WALL PROJECTS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD
The Artist Roster for Wall Projects (Roster) connects pre-qualified local artists residing in the Greater Washington area to commissions for wall projects in Montgomery County. The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) seeks muralists, as well as artists who work in mosaic, tile, low-relief and other installation media suitable for temporary or permanent installation on exterior walls for the Roster. Montgomery County-based ALAANA Artists (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) are encouraged to apply.
CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: American University Museum Project Space, Washington, DC
The American University Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and nontraditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington, D.C. community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog.
Projects are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators.
American University cannot wait to see what you come up with! Exhibitions should highlight educational themes to engage the university community.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Library Exhibitions Call, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed
The Arlington Public Library is committed to displaying works of art and craft created by and/or of interest to the Arlington community. We exhibit solo and group shows of local artists submitted through the online application process.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: None Listed
The Humanities Project is Arlington County’s artist-in-education program that sponsors performances, workshops and residencies for students in Arlington County’s public schools and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
If you have a program, workshop and/or performance that you feel would benefit the students and/or teachers in Arlington, the Humanities Project encourages you to apply.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications will be reviewed in the spring of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Humanities Coordinator at 703-228-6299.
UPCYCLE REUSE ARTIST MATERIAL SHOP, Alexandria, VA
Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 | 703-861-8705
Metro: King Street-Old Town
Creative reuse is the process of taking used or recyclable materials and turning them into works of art, home decoration or other useful objects. At UpCycle, we rethink our notion of waste, collecting cast-offs from our community to serve as creative art materials. We collect, organize and prep items for use in a variety of creative capacities.
Visit our reuse shop for all of your creative needs! Our inventory is affordable, dynamic and always changing. Materials memberships are available on a daily (fill a bag for a flat fee) or annual basis (unlimited access to our materials for a period of one year).
Stop in to see what’s in store for you today.