The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is currently accepting proposals.

This open-call program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts and makes diverse curatorial visions possible. It encourages emerging curators and artist-curators to realize experimental exhibitions within a large, non-profit exhibition space. We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation.

Our 2,500 square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support.

The New Art Center has a 35-year tradition of using its Main Gallery for group exhibitions curated by an independent curator. Since May 1991, we have continued this tradition through our Curatorial Opportunity Program’s public call for proposals.

Come celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday on Lady Day Way, winner of the 2013 PNC Transformative Art Prize. Featuring artworks by Bridget Cimino, James Eichelberger, Michael Kirby, Anne Kotelba, and Joe Rizza.

And, of course, birthday cake.

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Take a free nighttime tour of the murals, mosaics and painted screens that pay homage to Billie Holiday’s life and music on the 200 block of S. Durham St. between Pratt and Gough just east of S. Broadway.

Sunday, April 12, 1pm to 4pm. Enjoy a free block party, featuring a live musical performance by the Rhonda Robinson Quartet. Guided tours of the Billie Holliday-themed artworks of S. Durham St. will also be offered by the Upper Fells Point Improvement Association.



Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our ten members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use of our small gallery space. If you would like to show with our gallery, we highly recommend you apply for this call.


We only accept applications during the month of April (ending April 30th at midnight). Applications should include a written proposal (300 words maximum), a CV, an artist statement, and 5 images or 2 videos all saved as a single PDF. If you’re including video work, please include a hyperlink in the .pdf to YouTube, Vimeo, or other video hosting site where we can easily view your work. Applications that are not presented in the manner outlined above will not be reviewed.  Applicants will be notified by mid-May.

For 2015: The show runs from July 3rd to July 31st with an opening reception on Friday, July 10, corresponding with the other galleries in our building. The selected artist will be responsible for supplying all materials required for displaying their work (framing, media equipment, pedestals, hanging wire, etc.). The artist will also be responsible for installation during June 29th – July 3rd and will deinstall the exhibition during August 1st and 2nd. Gallery dimensions and floor plan can be found

Email materials to and title the email with your name and “July Show Submission 2015.”  An example email title would be: John Doe July Show Submission 2015. $20 application fee will be billed via PayPal upon receipt of materials. Again, we do not accept applications before April 1st or after April 30th Eastern Standard Time.

NAPOLEON is collectively-run project space located in Philadelphia that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.  We are located in the Rollins Building on the edge of Philadelphia’s Chinatown and Callowhill neighborhoods.  The building also houses other galleries such as Vox Populi, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Marginal Utility, Practice, and Grizzly Grizzly and is a major hub for Philadelphia’s emerging art scene. For additional information or clarification, please email and peruse the rest of our website to get to know us better.

Artists have created art in national parks since the late 19th century when famed Hudson River School painters captured the majestic views of our nation’s western parks. Today, the sights and sounds in national parks continue to inspire artists in more than 50 residency programs across the country.

Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings.

There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.

Each park in this directory has its own application process and timeline, so please visit the park’s website for further information.