Artist Opportunities

See below for various calls for artists and employment opportunities in the D.C. area and sometimes beyond. Check this page often for updates.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Winter Warmer / Winter Market -- Call for Vendors, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 7, 2023
EVENT DATE: Sunday, December 10, 12-3 p.m.
We are seeking ARTISTS / ARTISANS / VENDORS for the "Made in Arlington" Market. You will need to bring your own table and tent to set up outside. The Market runs from 12-3pm. Please read the event description on our website, and follow the link from there to learn more and apply to be a vendor!
MoCA Arlington's Winter Warmer / Winter Market is free public program that invites the public to drop by, shop, create, explore, and have fun!

Event Description:
Join us for a cozy and fun-filled afternoon with live music, storytelling performance, cookie decorating, and a bit of fun as we celebrate the winter season. Please come and go as you please between 12-3pm!

Live music
Storytelling performance
Cookie decorating
Art making fun
Pop-up MoCA shop indoors
“Made in Arlington” Market outdoors

We'll be dressing up the popular Reclining Liberty Scuplture in some winter adornment in order to attract attention towards this joyful event.


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CALL TO ARTISTS AND CURATORS: VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2024, Rockville, MD
DEADLINE: Friday, December 8, 2023, Midnight, EST
VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition at VisArts in the Kaplan Gallery in the fall of 2024.
 The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with an interest in exhibition-making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. To develop expanded education programming and enhanced visitor experiences, the 2024 Emerging Curator and the 2024 Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange, and audience engagement.
VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with $10,000 budget to cover exhibition costs and curatorial fees. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2024


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Color the Curb- Schools, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 29, 9 p.m., EDT
The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the District of Department of Transportation (DDOT), and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), seeks District-based artists experienced in large-scale exterior murals, youth engagement, and community-based projects to design and install ground murals in the intersections near four DCPS schools in Washington, DC. Selected artists will be awarded grant funds to be used for design, materials, fabrication, installation, personnel, and project management.


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CALL TO POETS: Moving Words Poetry Competition, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
PRIZE: Seven poems will be selected to be printed on colorful placards and displayed prominently on area buses. Each winner will also receive a $250 honorarium. Winning poems will be posted on and will be archived on the Arlington County website.
We are looking for poems of 10 lines or less that will be displayed inside ART (Arlington Transit) buses between March and September 2024. This year's competition will be judged by Arlington Poet Laureate Courtney LeBlanc!
Poets who live within the D.C. Metro transit area (the Northern Virginia counties Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the cities Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church; the District of Columbia; and the Maryland counties Montgomery and Prince George's) and are over 18 years old are eligible to enter. There is no fee to enter.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Friday, January 26, 2024
PRIZES: First prize: $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection; Second prize: $10,000, Third prize: $7,500, People’s Choice Award: $1,000.
The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is open to artists who are at least 18 years old and who are living and working in the United States. The competition welcomes portraits made in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, performance, and time-based media. Each artist may enter one work.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: HERE & NOW, Art Fluent, Boston, MA
DEADLINE: Friday, February 23, 2024
PRIZE: All accepted artists will have their series displayed in our online gallery and will receive a cash prize of $250 each. 
HERE & NOW is a call for artists to submit a series of work that grabs our attention and provokes thought while addressing pressing contemporary issues. Whether social, political, cultural, environmental, inspirational, spiritual, or personal. We encourage artists to delve into modern life's realities, challenges, struggles, and joys and express them uniquely through their artistic creations. Show us HERE & NOW from your perspective.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Interiors Exhibit, Calloway Fine Arts & Consulting, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Monday, April 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST
FEE: $25 for up to 5 works
We are seeking artwork representing or inspired by interiors. Artwork must be 2D - painting, drawing, or mixed media (no photography).

Notification of Jury Results: May 1st, 2024
Drop-off of All Accepted Work: June 18 and 19, 2024
Exhibition Opens to the Public: June 22nd, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 4-6pm
Exhibition Closes to the Public: Saturday, July 20th, 2024
Required Art Pickup: July 23 and 24, 2024

All works must be for sale. CFAC will receive a 50% commission on all artwork sold. CFAC will pay the artist 50% of the retail price of sold artwork within 30 days of the close of the exhibition. All artwork must be for sale and priced at a fair market value, and prices reported in the submission should take into consideration the commission split. All titles, mediums, and prices provided in the application will remain final.


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STUDIO OPPORTUNITY: Scott’s Edition Clay Street Studio Two Three Space, Richmond, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Studio Two Three is moving from one place to another in Richmond.  They still have a lease on their original Clay Street location until December, 2024. 
What Private Membership at Clay Street will entail: 

* A private studio and 24/7 access to the Clay Street building

* Access to basic screen printing tools (washout booth, screen storage, printing presses, flash dryer, drying rack)

* 24/7 access to the Manchester building & all communal tools

* Studios are $300 a month

Think of it as a truly member-run space. Private members will receive 24/7 access to the main studio space and a private studio, as well as full 24/7 access to our new Manchester space. Membership to the Clay Street building will only run until December 2024. 
The Clay street building will not be regularly staffed -  a cleaner will be on site twice a month for a deep cleaning, but members will be responsible for tidying up after use of the space. We will not be providing printmaking resources beyond tools. We will not have ink, emulsion or tape on hand. Members will be required to bring their own if they are choosing to print at the Clay Street location.


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Manager of Public Art and Creative Activation, Golden Triangle BID, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Golden Triangle BID, a 501(c)6 corporation that works to enhance the 44-block radius that stretches from Washington, DC’s Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue, seeks a Director of Public Art and Creative Activation to reimagine the vitality of the Golden Triangle neighborhood through the use of art and design.
The Manager of Public Art and Creative Activation manages and implements a broad range of programs and projects that enhance the vitality of the Golden Triangle neighborhood. This position will support the BID’s efforts to use art and design to redefine DC’s post-COVID era. This position is involved with public art and creative activation efforts that are designed to enhance and activate public spaces within the neighborhood including parks, sidewalks, and other open spaces.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Multiple opportunities are available.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Director of Advancement, Monument Lab, Philadelphia, PA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
SALARY: $90-95K
Monument Lab is a nonprofit public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Monument Lab works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Founded by Paul Farber and Ken Lum in 2012, Monument Lab cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments.
The Director of Advancement will work to strengthen the mission of Monument Lab by creating, leading, planning, and managing a comprehensive development and fundraising effort to deepen and sustain our organizational growth. In collaboration with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, internally and externally, the Director of Advancement will play a key role in supporting existing organizational relationships and cultivating new opportunities with institutional, corporate, and individual donors.
Reporting to the Director of Monument Lab, this position will serve on the leadership team and work in close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors. The Director of Advancement will collaborate across all departments to organize and execute development initiatives. The position will develop systems and implement best practices to shape an expanding advancement team. In addition, this position will have supervisory responsibilities.


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications Manager (20 hours a week), Eco-Action Arlington, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled

  • Manage and coordinate communication efforts including monthly e-newsletter, blog posts, web content, social media posts, fundraising appeals.
  • Develop and implement a communications plan to support the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan
  • Manage social media presence and EcoAction Arlington website and lead website update to reflect new organizational strategic plan
  • Provide messaging for written communications, including fundraising appeals
  • Create social media graphics used to promote events and fundraising campaigns
  • Develop communications plans and messaging for major fundraising campaigns
  • Analyze digital metrics from a variety of tools (Google analytics, Hootsuite, TweetDeck) and synthesize monthly, and to inform best practices


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Recreation Class Instructors (Independent Contractors) Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
COMPENSATION: Varies; class contractors are paid 60% of gross revenue collected for each taught session, which is based on number of class attendees. 

Arlington Parks & Recreation is looking for enthusiastic, thoughtful and engaged instructors as Independent Contractors for it's large and diverse set of recreation classes, including classes promoted in Enjoy Arlington and 55+ Guide.  Instructors will be responsible for teaching their classes in seasonal sessions that run 8-12 weeks at a time.


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Vice President of Equitable Advocacy, Americans for the Arts, remote
DEADLINE: Open until filled
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) is a national nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization dedicated to equitably advocating for the economic, cultural, social, and educational power of the arts. AFTA promotes the arts and culture sector as a national asset and vital driver to solve some of the country’s greatest challenges and help create healthy and thriving communities where all can experience the arts for a lifetime.

Having completed a transformative Strategic Realignment Process, Task Force for Racial and Cultural Equity, and a staff-led people first workplace culture rebuild, AFTA embraces:

  • Transformative Ethos: Demonstrate highly visible, unmistakable behaviors and values for belonging, collaboration and transparency.
  • Universal Narrative: Focus messages and programs around artistic engagement and creativity.
  • Narrow and Deep Strategy: Align all initiatives to equitable advocacy.
  • Collective Structure: Engage partnerships to empower collaboration and a network of networks.

Equitable advocacy is AFTA’s strategy for continuously encouraging support for the arts and culture ecosystem. It seeks to integrate the different ways of advocating to achieve mutually complementary and equitable effects. For example, it uses congressional engagement, partnership development, policy & programs development, and local arts agency engagement teams in which each team collaborates with and supports the other. It fosters a culture of continuous learning, and achieves integrated, inclusive, diverse, and accessible advocacy policies, practices, partnerships, and programming outcomes.

Americans for the Arts staff is reorganizing into three major groups Equitable AdvocacyInstitutional EffectivenessRelationship Development, with an Executive Leadership Team.

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSION: DESIGNArlington, Planning Division, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Thursday, December 7, 2023, 5 p.m., EST  
Arlington County's design awards program, DESIGNArlington, is now accepting submissions for architectural, historic preservation, landscape and public art projects. Submissions will be accepted through
Established in 2009, DESIGNArlington seeks to highlight excellence and diversity in the County’s built environment. Winning residents, property owners, developers, architects or other members of the design community will be recognized in February 2024. 
Eligible projects must have been completed since 2017 in any of the following categories: 

  • Residential (single- and multi-family)
  • Commercial
  • Institutional/Civic
  • Historic Preservation/Building Rehabilitation
  • Public Art
  • Open Space (plazas/parks/streetscapes)
  • Sustainable Design
  • Biophilic Design


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Rosslyn Holiday Market 2023, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open until filled
EVENT DATES AND TIMES: December 9 and 10, 2023, 11:00-3:00 p.m.
All vendors are welcome to participate in Rosslyn Cheer 2023 Holiday Market, with a primary focus on those located within a 100-mile radius of the DMV area. It's important to note that all participating businesses must exclusively offer products that have been grown or produced by themselves, a family member, or a direct employee. Absolutely no resales or third-party sales are allowed. We will NOT accept applications from vendors with weapons, products featuring hateful and divisive messages, licensed imagery and brands, and/or wholesaler distributors.
Please be aware that we are only able to accommodate a limited number of vendors. We are currently accepting applications from vendors whose products align with the following criteria:

  • Ideal for holiday gift-giving
  • Unique
  • High-quality
  • Handmade or crafted
  • Ethically produced

There is no fee associated with this application.  Market participation will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and each application will be reviewed individually.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Holiday Makers Market at The Commentary Social House,  801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Monday, December 11, 2023, 3:00 p.m. EST
EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Vendors wanted! Step into the festive spirit at The Commentary's Holiday Makers Market on Saturday, December 16, from 3 pm to 5 pm! Ticket holders will be welcomed with a special holiday drink crafted to perfection and are invited to indulge in delectable lite bites curated by the culinary expertise of Chef Fran. While you sip and savor, explore an array of offerings from talented local artists and vendors, each showcasing their unique creations and holiday gifts & treats

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Emotional Thresholds, Art Fluent, Online
DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2023
FEE: $25 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry
PRIZES: two prizes totaling $1200.
Navigating the edge of our feelings is a complex process. Art is a channel that can help us explore emotions we experience when confronting challenging situations, heartaches, or personal growth. Embrace the power of feeling as a creative muse and delve into its boundless depth and complexity—joy, sorrow, love, fear, hope, and every sentiment that colors the human experience. We seek to celebrate the rich tapestry of emotions that make us human, the emotion that brings us to the edge of our feelings. Show us Emotional Thresholds from your perspective.


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CALL TO ARTISTS:  $1,800.00 Innovate Grants for Art + Photo, Innovate Grant, remote
DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2023, 3:00 a.m., EST
FEE: $35-$50
AWARDS: $1,800.00 Grant to a Visual Artist, $1,800.00 Grant to a Photographer, eight Honorable Mentions Interviews
Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, eight honorable mentions (four in art and four in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant's commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future.
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.
Explore the work of ALL Past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at our website.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications for College Gardens Mural Art Project, City of Rockville Art in Public Places, Rockville, MD
DEADLINE: Monday, December 18, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST
BUDGET: $12,500
The College Gardens Park picnic shelter project aims to create a vibrant mural and robust community engagement by seeking design ideas from local artists. The selected artist will work collaboratively with the community to create a design that reflects the essence of College Gardens Park and the surrounding neighborhood. This mural project is an excellent opportunity to showcase the talent and creativity of local artists while fostering community engagement and pride in place. This project seeks to:

- Add color and vibrancy to the picnic shelter at the College Gardens Park,

- Grow the City of Rockville’s collection of murals on display,

- Create an artwork that reflects the park and surrounding community,

- Showcase the talent and creativity of local/regional artists,

- Foster community and spark a sense of pride in place.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: "Abstraction" Online exhibition in Room Mockups, ZMO - Zusammenarbeit mit Osteuropa - Regionalverband Dresden e.V., online
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday, January 20 - Tuesday, February 20, 2024
We hold exhibitions in а mockup rooms tailored for art display. From minimalist to maximalist, we'll find walls that will make your art stand out.
We are now accepting submissions for our "Abstraction" Online exhibition in Room Mockups. Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. We accept work in all types of techniques: painting, drawing, collage, digital art, photography, sculpture. There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us.
A processing fee 25 € is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition. Our team will review all applications and the selected works will be announced.
"Abstraction" is the online exhibition in Room Mockups, so we do not need physical works of art.
Artists are also free to sell their works, we take 0% commission, and any sale inquiries will be directed back to the artists.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: 2nd Annual Winter Art Competition, Ten Moir Gallery, Online Exhibition, MO
DEADLINE: Sunday, December 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
FEE: Early Bird: $20 for three submissions until October 31, 2023; Regular: $25 for three submissions
AWARD: $150 plus other prizes
Experience the enchantment of the 2nd Annual Winter Art Competition, where the serene beauty and frosty magic of the season come to life on canvas. Embrace the hushed tranquility of snowy landscapes, the play of light on icy surfaces, and the captivating essence of winter’s chill as you showcase your artistic vision in this extraordinary competition. Open to artists from all backgrounds, mediums, and locations. Whether you specialize in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media or any other form of visual art, we welcome your submissions.  The competition promises not only exposure but also a chance to win our Best in Show award. Please note that all participants must be at least 18 years of age.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Forests & Mountains Art Competition, Ten Moir Gallery, Online Exhibition, MO
DEADLINE: Sunday, December 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
FEE: $25 for three submissions 
AWARD: $150 plus other prizes
Within the realm of art, there is a profound fascination with the timeless beauty of forests and mountains. These landscapes evoke a sense of tranquility and inspiration that transcends words.
Our Forests and Mountains Art Competition seeks to encapsulate the essence of these majestic terrains through the lenses of artists worldwide. It is an homage to the enduring allure of these natural wonders, an exploration of the sublime, and a testament to the artistry that harmonizes us with the wilderness. Join us on this creative journey as we bring the silent whispers of nature to life on the canvas.
Eligibility: All backgrounds and experience levels accepted. Open to artists around the world. Must be 18+ to enter.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Two Sculptural Bus Shelters, (The Canvas Apartments – Urban Investment Partners), Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Hyattsville Maryland
DEADLINE: Sunday, January 7, 2024, 5 p.m., EST
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, on behalf of Hyattsville Town One LLC and Urban Investment Partners (UIP), is accepting artist proposals for the design and fabrication of two (2) sculpturally-devised bus shelters for placement at two (2) locations adjacent to Canvas Apartments in Downtown Hyattsville.

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CALL TO VENDORS: Baltimore 2024 Farmers Market, Baltimore, MD
DEADLINE: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., EST
There are more applications than in seasons past in order to accommodate different types of artists and organizations.
New applications include:

  • Buskers & Street Performers
  • Food Vendors
  • Alcohol Vendors
  • Farms
  • Artisans
  • Corporate Sponsors & Nonprofits


Check each application for specific rules and requirements.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: National Juried Show, Our American Soul, Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EST
EXHIBITION DATES: Tuesday, February 27- Friday, March 29, 2024
FEE: $40 for up to two digital images
PRIZES: up to $500
Artists are asked to submit works depicting their interpretation of "Our American Soul."  What makes us American? What gives our country its 'soul?' When the words are combined, does it evoke a person, a place, a feeling, or all the above? How does your artwork showcase the essence of "Our American Soul?
This call is open to all artists residing in the United States, and is applicable for all mediums, including any form of 2D or 3D work. Juried by Robert Yi.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Aqueous, Art Fluent, Boston, MA, online exhibit
DEADLINE: Friday, January 19, 2024, 2:00 a.m. EST
Water is like Mother Earth's lifeblood, running through her veins, giving life to everything. It's the ultimate showstopper, capable of being both a rare gem and a wild card. Water symbolizes renewal, adaptability, strength, and the power to make us reflect. Our world is intimately shaped by water’s ever-changing rhythm, underscoring its irreplaceable role in our lives. Show us AQUEOUS from your perspective.


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Artist Residency Scholarships 2024, Arquetopia, Mexico & Peru
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 11:30 p.m. EST
For a limited time, Arquetopia is offering artist residency scholarships for visual artists, designers and writers in three of our four residency sites through this special subsidized program. Aimed to support diverse art practices, the Art*Aid Scholarship offers opportunities to learn and expand your artistic practice. Scholarship residencies are available in Puebla, Oaxaca or Cusco, up to 30%* for specific instructional programs and self-directed residencies.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in our International Artist Residencies in Mexico or Peru. We look forward to seeing you in residency very soon!

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Ongoing Opportunity Resources



PUBLIC ART AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Americans for the Arts maintains both a Public Art and Job Opportunities webpage.

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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNTIES: CODAworx, a global leader in commissioned artwork, manages a database of RFP’s for public art.
DEADLINE: ongoing

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Temporary Art Installation Opportunity at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA, ArtsFairfax, Fairfax, VA

ArtsFairfax invites artists, artist teams, and arts organizations who work or live in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church to complete the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) at Macerich will select artists/teams/organizations to provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation, either static or interactive.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Murals at Mason, Fairfax, VA
DEADLINE: various

Murals at Mason is seeking artists in DC, MD, and VA to submit mural proposals for multiple sites inside the Manassas Regional Airport and other sites in Fairfax County.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Artist Roster for Wall Projects, Montgomery County, MD 
DEADLINE: rolling

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.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Baltimore Mural Program, Baltimore, MD
DEADLINE: ongoing

The Baltimore Mural Program was created in 1975 to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for local artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage young people in the beautification of their own communities. Working with the artists, neighborhood groups/associations and funding sources, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) coordinates and directs this ongoing program.

The Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore. We work with local mural artists who have experience working with communities.

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ARTIST OPPPORTUNITIES: Creative Placemaking Communities maintains a job board

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EAST CITY ART, a virtually based platform supporting visual arts in the DC area, has an extensive listing of arts opportunities in the area.

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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES: The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin, updated weekly and maintained by Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies and information on available studio spaces in the area. To post your call for entry, email Caitlin Gill at
DEADLINE: rolling

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Career listings from leading arts institutions around the country as collected by ArtTable, a professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts.
DEADLINE: open until filled

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Gallery Underground reviewing new member applications, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Gallery Underground is currently accepting applications for new gallery members. We have openings for 2 and 3D work. We are located in the Crystal City shops near the new Amazon headquarters. Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. There is no fee to apply.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Busboys and Poets, DC, Maryland and Virginia area (DMV)

Busboys and Poets, a community gathering place, restaurant and cultural hub for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers, is looking for visual art in all media to display at its seven locations in the DMV. Artists may submit up to 12 original works to be reviewed, ranging from but not limited to drawings, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, fiber, quilts, etc. Standing sculpture should be no larger than 24” in height.

THEMES: Art images reflecting equity and social justice, womanism, life in the DMV, COVID-19, community transformation, family, portraiture, whimsy, abstraction and life experiences within diverse cultures are encouraged for submission.

Artists selected will be notified by email at least two weeks in advance of installation.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Marfa Open, Marfa, Texas
DEADLINE: rolling

Marfa Open Art Festival and Marfa Open AiR are open to everyone. There are no hard and fast requirements for your project and we’re not concerned with what stage of your career you are in. Marfa Open is about innovation and fostering the creativity of all types of artists making all types of art.

If you’d like to be involved with Marfa Open, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to host a workshop or have an idea for an event at Marfa Open House, we’d love to hear about that, too.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Workhorse Arts Center exhibition opportunities
DEADLINE: rolling

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Creativity Grants for Projects, Maryland State Arts Council, MD
GRANT AMOUNT: $1,000-$3,500

Creativity Grants for Projects offered by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) are intended to support specific arts projects, events, or programs, however, they are available for independent artists as well as organizations. Each application should focus on a proposal for one specific project or program.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Ideas and Exhibition Proposals, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, DC
DEADLINE: rolling

All of WPA’s programming begins with a question. On a rolling basis, we accept 100-word curiosity-driven research ideas from artists based anywhere. Our goal is to support artistic research and interdisciplinary practices through the development and presentation of multidisciplinary, collaborative projects, co-organized with WPA. We believe in artists as intellectuals and that collaborative ideation is a process—which can then lead to meaningful experimentation and imaginative cultural production.

We encourage artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to submit their research ideas.

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CALL TO ARTISTS: ArtWalk Dupont, Washington, DC

Are you an artist interested in participating in ArtWalk Dupont (third Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m.), but don't have a space to showcase your artwork? We invite you to submit your portfolio for an opportunity to be featured in one of the Dupont Circle BID businesses or through a public art activation.

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CALL TO ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Contributors for digital publication Movable Type, 1455 Literary Arts, USA
DEADLINE: rolling

1455 is always looking for fresh, original contributions to its bi-monthly digital publication Movable Type. Originally conceived as a magazine "by writers for writers" 1455 has greatly expanded its scope and seeks to celebrate storytelling of all types. In 2022, the goal is a more diverse, inclusive multimedia experience; as such, we welcome poetry, flash fiction, essays, memoir, illustrations, visual art, comics, and recorded video of music or dance (interviews and artist statements are also considered). Having already showcased best-selling authors, academics, and creatives, the goal is to further establish Movable Type as a provocative forum for meaningful engagement with art.

Each issue of Movable Type revolves around a theme, and 1455 welcomes submissions year-round. Each issue will be accompanied by a live (virtual) reading, featuring the contributors. Please see the themes for 2022 and send your original work (poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, visual art, photography, etc.) to

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project Artist Roster Application, Arlington, VA
DEADLINE: rolling

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.


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DEADLINE: open until filled

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Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314 | 703-861-8705
Free Parking
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.