Funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project. (See the Recent Grantees page for examples of  recently funded projects.) Please take time to read the guidelines and application form via Submittable carefully.


Small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts  (citizens with primary residence in the U.S. and Canada)


Theater, playscripts, videos, and work which is or will be self-published. We do not give loans or provide money for educational assistance, work on dissertations or research (except research to be used in writing a book). We do not provide funds for the cost of editing services, business projects, or emergency money for people in need. We rarely give money to groups. Those who have applied for a grant previously must wait two years before reapplying to the fund. Former grantees must wait five years before reapplying.


Applicants will be notified about grant decisions approximately five months after the deadline date.  Generally, notifications are sent mid-May for fiction, mixed-genre, and visual art and mid-November for poetry and nonfiction.


Our link to Submittable will go live and allow you to apply on  January 1st  for each annual application cycle. Below are the materials you will need to gather and write one you are ready to apply.

Writers: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and up to 20 pages of writing.

Mixed Genre (graphic and visual art with text): all of the above and up to 20 pages of text & illustration in .jpg format

Visual Artists: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and 4 work samples in .jpg format, labeled as to title, size, medium, date.

Image specifications (also found in Submittable once beginning the application):  Upload 4 images using the file upload buttons. Each JPEG may be no larger than 1600 pix in any direction. The image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB and labeled with the applicant’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG.

DEADLINES (you may apply in only one genre)

January 1 – January 31, 2017  for Nonfiction and Poetry.  All applications accepted via Submittable Please click the link below to submit to our online application. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal.

January 1 – January 31, 2018  for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable.Please click the link below to submit to our online application.  These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal


Please note that as of 2015, we no longer accept applications through snail mail. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you’ll grow with us as we move toward a more sustainable application process for all. Good luck! We’re excited to read your work.


Everyone has a story, and we believe that any story can become a work of art. empowers art lovers to select exclusive pieces of art or commission art, music or poetry inspired by their own – or a loved one’s – stories and memories. The result is a one-of-a-kind treasure/gift that offers them unique creative input while allowing artists to maintain their style and creative license. Best of all, artists on our site keep 60% of their sales, and 5% of our profits go to arts education via StoriesToArt Gives Back.

We welcome distinguished artists from every field, and recent art school graduates are encouraged to apply to this contest.

A Competition With Unique InspirationsAnd Cash Prizes, Too.

From the stories at the very bottom of these rules, choose at least 1 as inspiration (literal and/or figurative) for a piece of art, poetry or song. Use our other stories as inspiration or submit up to 5 additional works of art along with the stories that inspired them. Stories should not be more than 125-200 words long. Each contestant must submit at least 3 entries.

Think about how your style would work with capturing a moment or story someone tells you – we can envision paintings, sculpture, illustration, comics, animation, industrial designs, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, photography, poetry and songs, but are open to all media.



Entry Deadline: 6/30/16

Contest Duration:  January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Invitations to Exhibit on :  January 31 – July 31, 2016
Winners Announced: By July 31, 2016

The Awards

Round One: A panel of professional artists, poets and songwriters will choose up to 400 artists to invite to exhibit their work on, an online gallery that will launch in 2016.  Invitations will be sent between January 31 and July 31, 2016.

Round Two: The judges will then select 12 finalists from the invitees and award the top 12 works as outlined below. Good luck!

1st Place
$5,000 Cash
and your art and profile featured on the StoriesToArt homepage

2nd Place
$3,000 Cash
and your art and profile featured on StoriesToArt

3rd Place
$1,000 Cash
and your art and profile featured on StoriesToArt

4th – 12th Place
$500 Cash
and your art featured on StoriesToArt

The top 12 will be posted to


Images – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Stories To Art Call for Artists, Poets and Songwriters Uploading Fee): $15.00

Win up to $5,000 and Be A Featured Artist On StoriesToArt!


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall Airport) is currently constructing the D/E Connector and Security Checkpoint. This project creates a secure side connection between Concourse D and Concourse E, allows international arrivals at gates D1-D3, and creates a new Security Screening Checkpoint for all Concourses D and E passengers. With the large passenger traffic that will utilize the new facility, BWI Marshall Airport recognizes the opportunity to showcase the region’s talented art community with a gallery space along the connector. BWI Marshall Airport invites all artists (ages 18 and older) residing in the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia to submit up to three digital images of artwork that can be reproduced and printed on large-scale fabric panels to be displayed within the D/E Connector for one of four six-month exhibits. The jurors will consider any two-dimensional work of art, in reproducible format, following the guidelines below.
Jurors will select 28 images from the entries, to be displayed in four shows of seven pieces lasting 6 month each, over a five-year period.
Entries may be submitted to: Recommended size of digital image for submittal is 2,000 pixels on the longest side. Maximum image size is 20 megapixels. Maximum file size for submittals is 2MB. A maximum of three submittals per artist are permitted.
Entries may also be sent via US Mail, using the following procedure:
– Print out and complete the attached Artist Release Form (one form per image).
– Enclose a CD disk or USB drive containing up to three digital art image(s). Please note CD or USB drive
will NOT be returned.
– Mail disk with digital image and completed Artist Release Form to:
BWI Marshall Art Program
Maryland Aviation Administration
Attn: Debbie Watkins, JMT
P.O. Box 8766
BWI Airport, Maryland 21240
– Mailed submittals must be received no later than July 29, 2016. Submittals after that date will not
be accepted.
Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the artist is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.
By submitting an entry, contestants grant non-exclusive reproduction and publication rights to the works
submitted to BWI Marshall Airport, which will not be returned.
Selections are blind juried through an online system.
Full competition detailsExhibit Opportunity JUL5


Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications

The Discovery Center
Project Budget: $80,000
Deadline for Submissions: August 24, 2016

Philadelphia – The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.  This commission is in collaboration with the the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center, and is part of a $8.2 million new construction project.

A budget of $80,000 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

Contact:  Public Art Director Margot Berg,; or Percent for Art Project Manager Jacque Liu,


SANDBOX Initiative

Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland

Request for Proposal for RiverFest Sculpture

We are now seeking proposals for the creation of a work or placement of an existing work specific to this site. Proposals for sculptures may includde photographs of exisitng pieces, fully developed concept drawings of a work in progress, or drawings sufficient to indicate the development of a work over the short instalation time-frame.

Proposals should have a clear end product and strategy for its realization. It is important that the work be strong enough structurally to withstand the elements for the five and a half week exhibiton period.

Completed proposals should be submitted by July 18, 2016 to: Alex Castro, Director

SANDBOX Initiative Washington College, 107 South Cross Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620

For more information about the application process and the RiverFest project please visit their website.












Public Arts Project: The Free Library of Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $50,000 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 renovation.

The Percent for the Art Program and the Free Library of Philadelphia seek to commission an indoor high quality, original site-specific artwork. Alongside the design team, we have identified a two-story open shelving system as the site for this commission. This system is located on the first and second floors of the renovated space, within the BRIC and Common areas. Potential artwork could be a surface treatment of the shelves themselves, or placement of objects within or on the shelves. More information will be given at the Pre-Proposal Meeting. 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.

This competition is open to artists and artist-teams who reside in the United States. The City of Philadelphia reserves the right to determine additional eligibility requirements. Artwork will be selected on the basis of creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to the site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety concerns will be major selection criteria. Artists are required to comply with applicable rules, contracts, and procedures of all governmental boards and agencies of the City of Philadelphia.

Applications for round one of the selection process are due June 29, 2016 at 5PM. 

For more detailed information please refer to the complete Call for Artists.


You are invited to submit to Photo ‘16, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

Juror: Sam Abell – Distinguished photographer, teacher, writer, lecturer and National Geographic documentary photographer. Exhibit dates: October 18, 2016 – November 27, 2016.

Awards and opening reception, Saturday, October, 29th, 2016, 2 – 4 pm.

All artists 18 years of age or older who work in traditional, digital, or alternative photographic processes are invited to submit. We cannot accept entries from outside the U.S. submit


Submission deadline: June 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (will NOT be extended)

Email notification of jury results: August 1, 2016

Framed work delivered to gallery: October 12 – 15, 2016

Exhibit dates: October 18 – November 27, 2016

Artist reception & award presentation: October 29, 2016, 2-4pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to three (3) images

Awards: $500 (Juror’s Selection) and $250 (Gallery Selection)

Submission Instructions: Entries must be completed online. Artists may submit up to three images, and are encouraged to include an artist bio of 200 words or less.

Payment is by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal. There is no theme. Images must be JPGs, sized at 1600 px on the long side, 300 ppi, and sRGB color space. No watermarked images will be considered.

For the full prospectus, please visit

Questions: Questions should be directed to Multiple Exposures Gallery