May Artist Opportunities

(If you have a great opportunity, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org)


Center for Fine Art Photography: In Relation to the Land

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (Collins, CO) coordinates and produces several unique exhibitions per year and there is always something new and inspiring to see. Their venue changes with the exhibition, please visit their Exhibitions Venues page for more information. They offer international group photography exhibitions with 40+ photographic artists in each. They also offer and small group exhibitions.

Deadline: May 1st
No Entry Fee


Space 776 | Open Call


Space 776 (Brooklyn, NY) is holding an open call for artists both from the NYC area, as well as internationally, for a two week free solo exhibition in Fall 2019 (dates TBA with selected artist). Any visual artist over the age of 18 may apply, regardless of their level of formal education in the arts. The gallery accepts any medium; painting, photograph, sculpture, print, design, etc.

Deadline: May 1st
Application Fee: $25


Summer Artist Residency

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Rancho Linda Vista (Oracle, AZ), invites committed 2D and/or 3D visual artists to apply for its 2019 artist residency. The residency is available for one month, during either July or August.

RLV is an artist community situated on 80 acres in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, 35 miles north of Tucson. Founded in 1968 on a historic adobe ranch, this residency offers a unique opportunity to self-reliant artists seeking to create a serious body of work, in a beautiful setting, among a community of resident artists and creative colleagues.

Deadline: May 5th
No Entry Fee


Call for Brooklyn Based Artists

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Arco Gallery (Broadway, NY) is inviting all Brooklyn based artists to submit their work to be considered for purchase of existing artworks or for commissions of new works, to become part of a permanent collection in a residential building in Brooklyn.

They are looking for paintings only, either on canvas or on panel. Three-dimensional works will be considered as long as they are meant to be hung on a wall.

Deadline: May 10th
No Entry Fee


ArtWorks Call to Artists

ArtWorks (Englewood, NJ), is a not-for-profit organization that brings artists and art supplies to children in 50 hospitals in New York and New Jersey. They have been providing creative opportunities to children with chronic and life-limiting illness and their families for 17 years. ArtWorks is seeking donations of 10 x 10 inch unframed work on paper for their upcoming Square Fair event on June 6th at the White Space Gallery. Please email fran@artworksfoundation.org and she will send you the Submission Form and instructions.


Light-based Artwork for Boston’s Chinatown

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The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (Boston, MA) seeks an artist or artist team for the creation of a temporary, site-specific, placemaking artwork. This light-based public artwork will activate Chin Park, part of the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston known as The Greenway. The artwork will be installed in early August 2020 for the Chinatown Main Street Lantern Festival in September and will remain on display potentially through the winter (on view for 3-6 months).

Deadline: May 19th
No Entry Fee


Call to Printmakers: Stories in Print

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From the printed word to narrative scenes using images and symbols and beyond to the mysterious realm of abstraction. Printmaking has a story to tell. The Rockaway Artists Alliance (Rockaway, NY) wants to inspire artists to reflect on their stories either personal or popular from daily life, imagination or those drawn from a text, well-known folk tale or myths and come up with imagery that iconizes these stories.

Deadline: May 19th
Application Fee: $50


Tri-Tryagain Maker-Crafter-Artist Residency

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Tri-tryagain (Ridgewood, NY) is a small community of makers, artists and the like. Their lovely second floor 2500 square-foot space is equipped with woodworking and hand tools, workbenches and a useful selection of materials and supplies. They are hosting a free seven-week residency from June 8 – July 27. There will be a final gallery show on July 27. Each resident gets a space in the workshop, including a bench, shelf space and access to tools.  In addition, they get, if they so wish, training in tool use, and mentorship.

Deadline: May 20th
No Application Fee


Center for Fine Art Photography: Black and White 2019

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (Collins, CO) coordinates and produces several unique exhibitions per year and there is always something new and inspiring to see. Their venue changes with the exhibition, please visit their Exhibitions Venues page for more information. They offer international group photography exhibitions with 40+ photographic artists in each. They also offer and small group exhibitions.

Deadline: May 27th
No Entry Fee