This residency is exclusively for resident citizens from the Arts Collaboratory countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It welcomes proposals from diverse cultural agents, artists, writers, researchers, curators, and others interested in creative projects, research, and collaboration within the context of the four AC organizations in Colombia (Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Más Arte Más Acción in el Chocó, Casa Tres Patios and Platohedro in Medellín). Applications for the residency can include stays in a maximum of 2 of the organizations above.

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NextGen 4.0 is calling all DC, MD, VA aspiring artists.

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 4.0, our fourth juried exhibition in our Kaplan Gallery from July 21 – August 20, 2017. NextGen 4.0 is an opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience exhibiting their work in a professional gallery.

VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by June 9.

Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.

All applications are due June 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

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Space4 is an initiative that will bring the arts closer to every corner of DC. In expanding upon the mission of CulturalDC – to make space for art – we will transform and activate spaces across the District to create new areas for performing and visual arts. Space4 is an evolution of our critically acclaimed Mead Theatre Lab and Flashpoint Gallery programs that will bring fresh, groundbreaking visual and performing arts events to neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital.

Now is your chance to get involved! CulturalDC is proud to announce an open call for visual and performing artists for Space4. We are looking for exciting artists that will bring spaces all across DC to life like never before. Are you pushing the boundaries of your art form? Are you excited to get your art involved in local communities? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, then this opportunity is for you! 

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Montpelier Arts Center is holding a competition for exhibitions that will be held in the Library Gallery September 2017 – August 2018. To be eligible, artists must be 18 years & older and reside in Maryland. Previous winners from 2011 to the present are ineligible. The juror may elect to exhibit artists who apply for solo shows or artists who apply as groups. An honorarium of $300 will be presented for each exhibition to the artist(s) exhibiting (i.e. groups would share the $300 honorarium.) The Montpelier Arts Center staff will handle all promotion and installation, as well as the reception. Please note, the Arts Center retains a 25% commission on sales of works sold during the competition.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

Application Requirements: All entries must be submitted online. Artist/Artist Group statement Current résumé of all artists to exhibit. A proposal of no more than 500 words (click here to see a floor plan of the Library Gallery). Preferred month for your show, and include second and third choices. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images that best exemplify your portfolio/proposal. Images must be in JPEG format at a minimum 300 dpi.

Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:59 pm

For more information, please call 301-377-7800; TTY 301-490-2329 or send an email to

MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 5th biennial found objects competition. The Eye of the Beholder is held to showcase the works of fine art constructed of one or more found objects. Any 2 or 3-D work following exhibition guidelines will be considered. The selected works will be exhibited at MFA’s Circle Gallery from June 16 to July 15, 2017. Exhibition chair is Angela Petruncio. 

Awards: Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors and recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

Deadline: May 2, 2017

Fees: Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

For more information, click here. To apply, click here.


National Juried Printmaking and Book Arts Show

Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College

Sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College Printmaking Club

Juror: Justin Strom, Associate Professor in Printmaking and Digital Imaging, and the Graduate Director of the Arts Department at the University of Maryland, College Park

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CALL FOR STORIES: Baltimore creators, performers and theatre makers (amateurs and professionals alike) are invited to participate in The Show Must Go On! by submitting their own stories for consideration. Storytellers can email a three-sentence summary of their tale of unexpected stage mishap to (Entries will be accepted until April 24, 2017. Notifications will occur by May 5, 2017.)