By the end of the semester, students must apply to at least 1 exhibition and 1 publication. If the instructions for the exhibition/publication your choose require a hard copy application, you must provide me with a hard copy of all the application materials. If the instructions require an email submission, you must bcc me on the application.
Exhibition – a physical show of artwork
Publication – a curated publication that sometimes includes artforms other than visual art (poetry, etc)
10 points per application (20 points total)
1.) Find an exhibition to apply to and a publication to apply to. Here are helpful links:
Chicago Artists Resource
Altered Esthetics – they have a lot of calls, they hang salon-style, so you’re more likely to get in
Billboard Art Project – often, these calls are first-come-first-served
Glass Tire – Texas listings
4Culture – Seattle area
MNArtists.org (Minneapolis and Beyond) – exhibition opportunities
In Liquid – a listing of calls (some are specific to Philadelphia, but others are national/international)
Arts Council of Hillsborough County (Tampa and Beyond) – employment, fellowships, grants, scholarships, exhibition opportunities
NYFA Current – a site by the New York Foundation for the Arts lists a variety of artist opportunities.
Visual Art Source – you can sign up to receive calls for art (focused on the Western US)
Professional Artist – breaks down call by “no fee” and “with fee”
College Art Association – exhibition opportunities
Paul Shortt’s List
The Art List – a newsletter of art and photography competitions; full version is $10 per year subscription (a free version is also offered).
Monday News – based out of Berlin, this free newsletter covers open calls for festivals, exhibitions, conferences, residencies and many more.
Call For… – they ONLY advertise calls withOUT fees!!
2.) Email the opportunity to me so I can say ‘yes’ or ‘keep looking’. (Sometimes a call for art will not be worth your bother or is a scam).
3.) Apply (bcc me on the application email, or if you’re mailing a hard-copy application, provide me with a copy of everything.
Most applications require an artist resume of some kind. Visit this link for direction on how to write your resume.