IICAT works in partnership with the Archive Space Project.

The Archive Space Project is a curatorial project that exhibited in the Crane Archive Space gallery in the Crane Arts building (Philadelphia, PA) between 2007 to 2016. It is now exhibits worldwide.

The Archive Space Project remains dedicated to promoting emerging artists, as well as fostering a collaborative relationship between artist and curator.

Current Open Call:

New Grounds

The group show New Grounds will explore the concept of place and the ways in which it informs identity.

New Grounds will be exhibited in IICAT’s gallery in Mangalia, Romania. As such, we are especially interested in works that address issues that affect Mangalia in particular, such as the East/West divide, neoliberalism, tourism, youth culture, regionalism and traditions, the seaside and land/water in general, and so on.

The Archive Space Project is searching for small works on paper that investigate these themes through process, composition, or content.

Submission Requirements: 

Work must be made on paper, but any media encouraged

Size cannot exceed 11” x 14”

To Submit:

$5 fee per image. Submit via Paypal on website here.

Email one .pdf page to that includes:

A brief artist statement

Image list with titles, dimensions, and media. (Maximum 5 images.)


Artists cover cost of shipping to US address.


Selected works will be exhibited in IICAT’s seaside gallery (located in Mangalia, Romania) and displayed alongside works by the institute’s summer artists-in-residence.

Opening reception will be August 13th, 2016.


Arts and cultural organizations in Baltimore are encouraged to apply for the 11th annual  Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide celebration that offers hundreds of free arts & culture events in Baltimore.  Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month in October, area attractions and organizations showcase the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, lectures, workshops, visual art exhibitions, tours and special events.  Free Fall Baltimore is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and presented by BGE with additional support from The Abell Foundation, Atapco Properties, Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program was developed to increase access, interest and attendance for the city’s many cultural organizations, especially for families and young adults, who are the creative community’s future patrons.

Cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,500 to support their Free Fall project. Large cultural organizations (with operating budgets above $300,000) are eligible to participate in Free Fall and take advantage of the marketing program. Applications are available on http://www.freefallbaltimore.org/about/applications or by clicking the links below.

Free Fall Grant Application:  http://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/58973

Free Fall Participant Applicationhttp://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/59036

Grant application deadlineThursday, June 30, 2016.

Participant application deadlineFriday, July 15, 2016.


For more information on Free Fall Baltimore, visit www.freefallbaltimore.org or call 410-752-8632. 


fotofotogallery_left[1]The competition is open to photographers 18 years of age or older, excluding members of Fotofoto gallery. Image capture must have been made with the camera on your phone. Any phone!

Approximately 30 photographs will be chosen for a four week exhibition in August 2016. Upon completion of the jury process, images will be printed by Fotofoto gallery. No need for you to print, frame or ship your work. The exhibition will be installed salon-style in our beautiful gallery space.

Submission deadline: June 12, 2016

Submission fees: 5 images – $40. Images 6 -15 may be submitted for an additional charge of $5 per image.

Exhibition dates: August 3-27, 2016

Application link: http://fotofotogallery.org/international-phone-ography-competition


FOW symbol 7Future of Western is a D.C. based contemporary fine art exhibition is organized as an attempt to explore possible future Western identity. This open-ended, juried show provides artists with the opportunity to showcase alternative and experimental pro-Western culture.

Artists might consider the following:  How will the future West differentiate itself from future multiculturalism and non-Western globalization?

This juried exhibition will establish up to 10 winners. There is no monetary prize and artists are expected to pay round- trip shipping costs as well as insurance expenses. Every attempt will be made to maximize media attention. This exhibition should be viewed as a catalyst for emerging and mid-career artists. The exhibition is planned for the summer of 2016. The show’s planned location is at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, D.C.. This is the former home of both Washington Project for the Arts and the Emerge art fair.

Entry deadline: July 1, 2016

Entry fee: $5

Exhibition date: August 20, 2016

Entry link: https://www.callforentry.org/

wvfa-2016-slide[1]This year marks the 3th annual  Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, a three day event dedicated to promoting the arts and supporting artists.  It is largest juried fine art exhibition in Eastern Oregon, located in the town of Joseph, known for its beautiful geography and plethora of outdoor activities, as well as its many bronze foundries and main street art installations.

The festival features contemporary art and traditional realism, reflecting the beauty, culture, and traditions of the region’s arts and artists. Consistent with that intent any subject, style or medium within these categories will be considered by the jury: (sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, and collage).  The festival is open to all artists, and all accepted work(s) must be made available for sale.  Each piece of art entered, must be the same one accepted in the jury process.

Entry deadline: June 15, 2016 (no late entries will be accepted)

Entry fee: $30

Festival dates: September 15-18, 2016

Entry link: https://www.callforentry.org


cretive_alliance_gallery_alive_0[1]The Amalie Rothschild Gallery in Baltimore invites artists to apply either to exhibit their work in their gallery space, or to use the gallery as a project space to incubate and facilitate new work to put on exhibition for their 2017 season.

Exhibits at the Amalie Rothschild Gallery are generally self-produced. Artists are responsible for most of the installation and publicity for their exhibitions. CA (Creative Alliance) membership is required to apply.

Deadline Submission: July 8, 2016

Gallery information and application link:


For more information email: jeremy@creativealliance.org


The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy announces a public art competition to commission an interior site-specific artwork for The Free Library of Philadelphia’s main branch at Parkway Central.  This commission is part of a $36 million major project renovation.

A budget of $50,000 has been allocated for this Percent for Art commission.  This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses.

Click here to view the entire Call to Artists