Artist Opportunity Listings



LandLab Residency

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: March 15

The LandLab residency invites professional artists to create projects which operate on the platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. 


A Celebration of Art and Life 2017

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: March 17

Penn Medicine presents an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and patients to participate in an art exhibition at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The exhibition opens April 2017 and runs through April 2018. The juried art exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. We invite faculty, staff, students and patients with an interest in participating in the upcoming exhibition to apply




Call for Artists: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Reading, PA

DEADLINE: February 28

Open call to all professional artists, age 18 and up, who design and produce their own work, to show in our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country.


Call for Entries: 11th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival

Wayne, PA


The Wayne Art Center is proud to announce the 11th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival. This year’s juror, plein air artist and illustrator Don Demers, will select around 30 artists to travel to Wayne, Pennsylvania to paint the beautiful local landscapes.


InterAct Theatre Mural Project

Philadelphia, PA


InterAct Theatre is a theatre for today’s world, dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political, and cultural issues of our time. Located in Philadelphia’s Center City in The Drake, a historic building, InterAct is Philadelphia’s New Home for New Plays. InterAct Theatre and Mural Arts Philadelphia join together with project partners to bring a new mural to the site that captures the spirit of creative exchange.


Call for Artists: Mural Arts Program Artist Residency

Philadelphia, PA


Mural Arts Philadelphia invites visual artists working in any medium to apply for the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) 2017 Spring-Summer Artist Residency. This 12-week residency residency, housed in a storefront library on the Torresdale Avenue Commercial Corridor in Northeast Philadelphia, is a unique opportunity to combine personal practice, community engagement, and the creation of civically-focused public art. The Tacony LAB Artist Residency is open to visual artists based in the Philadelphia area with experience in public art and/or community engagement. Artists need not have experience in mural-making to be considered.



New York, NY


Juror: Peter Colon, DC Moore Gallery, NYC. 

The gallery represents nationally and internationally known contemporary artists working in diverse media including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, as well as important estates and foundations.


Call for Entries: Vessels, Juried Exhibition

Harrisburg, PA


From Friday May 12 through Sunday August 6, 2017 the Susquehanna Art Museum will present Vessels, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault. Works selected for this exhibition will consider the functions and possibilities of a vessel, both visually and conceptually. These works may include, but are not limited to: ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, and graphic design.


Cerulean Arts' 5th Annual Juried Exhibition

Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: April 28

Cerulean Arts is now accepting entries for it's 5th Annual Juried Exhibition to be held June 21 - July 29, 2017.  This year's juror is Rachel McCay, art historian and Assistant Curator at Woodmere Art Museum.



Chelsea, NY


Artists enrolled in an MFA program within the last three years. Eligible works: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, sculpture, photography, installations and computer-generated art. Juror: Dorothea Rockburne, Artist, Guggenheim Fellow, Collections: MOMA, MMA, The Guggenheim Museum, etc.


Call for 2018 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA


Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.



Philadelphia, PA

DEADLINE: rolling

Vox Populi is now accepting proposals for performance work to take place in our lobby area during select First Friday receptions. Proposals may take a multitude of forms: experimental music or dance, workshops, discussions, performance art or alternative temporary exhibitions. Vox Populi is interested in artists, curators, and performers who work in experimental media or employ alternative methodologies in their work, and invites applicants to take advantage of the open ended nature of this call. Please outline the planned work accurately but succinctly and include images, video or audio files if necessary. Considered on an as-needed basis and may not receive a timely response. Please wait one year before reapplying with the same work. Performers will receive a $100 honorarium for their work. Email submissions and any questions to with the subject line “First Friday Performance” No phone calls please!


Residency, Fellowship, Award & Grant Opportunities 


Apply to be the 2018 Rowan University Artist in Residence

Glassboro, New Jersey

DEADLINE: February 26

The Artist in Residence Program complements Rowan's mission by providing students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits. Rowan University Art Gallery works with the Department of Art to expand opportunities for artists to engage with the Rowan community by offering exhibition and programming opportunities to visiting artists. 


The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize

DEADLINE: August 31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.




The Handwork Studio is on the search for a Studio Instructor and a Community Events Coordinator. This crafty, dynamic person believes a job is to inspire and create, and smiles are part of the uniform!

Studio Instructors will lead after school and weekend classes in the Narberth Studio Location. This is approximately a 15 hour per week commitment during the school year. Weekday and weekend hours required.

Events Coordinators will be out and about in the community meeting and greeting families and creating crafts with kids at different events throughout the Philadelphia region. Approximately 20 hours a month. Weekend hours required. Access to a vehicle and valid driver's liscnese required. Apply at



Manayunk Studio space for rent. 215+ square feet (14.6’ x 15’) with utility sink, half bathroom, and storage closet. Located on ground floor of home with central heat/air-conditioning and offers separate entrance, ample street parking (no permit needed), access to shared backyard with patio, and option to rent attached 200 square foot storage/workshop space.  Walking distance to multiple bus routes, SEPTA Norristown line, Ridge Avenue business district, Manayunk’s Main Street, and close to route 76.  For more information please email . Available immediately: $400/month plus utilities. 

Studio available in South Philadelphia. 234 square feet, $234/per month + $10 for wifi (if desired). Heated studio space within large converted church. Shared utility sink, and new restrooms, large parking lot and shared yard. 

The Loom / Amber St. Studios in Port Richmond, 3240 Collins St., Philadelphia, PA 19134. For information contact Nicole at or (215) 300-3561.


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February 23
March 31, 2017
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S. 18th Street Suite 3A
Philadelphia 19103