Nailing the Application: A Guide to Artist Open Calls


Facilitated by New York Foundation for the Arts

To be an artist is to constantly apply for things such as exhibitions and residencies. Many creative opportunities start with an open call. How can you ensure you’re putting your best foot forward when submitting these applications? Drawing upon the perspective of arts decision-makers who run residencies, jury exhibitions, and review project proposals, this panel discussion will cover:
• Where to find open calls for art exhibitions, residencies, and more
• How to determine if an opportunity is right for you
• Tips for compiling and presenting your work samples
• What reviewers like to see in the application statement/narrative
• Insights into the behind the scenes review process.

NYFA is pleased to present this free online workshop in partnership with the Office of the Arts, City of Alexandria, ArtsFairfax, and Arlington Cultural Affairs.

***Registration through this workshop is through NYFA.


About Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies (NVLAA)

The local arts agencies of Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and Fairfax County joined together to form the Northern Virginia Local Arts Agencies (NVLAA) to expand resources and opportunities for artists and arts organizations throughout the Nova area.


  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


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