The listings below are Artists Call near the DC Metropolitan Area.  The listing are done with Artists call for BADC at the top and then Artists Calls for the Metropolitan Area listed by date of application deadline, and then by Open Calls with no Deadline.  The “VIEW MORE INFO” will take you the Website that list the complete information about the Artists Call and to where you can submit your entry.   The line lists the Name of the Call, the organization listing the call, the location of the call, what type of call it is, who is eligible to apply, the last date you can apply, and any fee required to apply.   If there is no application Fee listed then there is no fee to apply.

All Open calls are listed Alphabetically by organization (ie “Nation Park Service”)

The date the item is posted on the WEB site is at the end of the line and the NEW! designation will remain for 30 days.


BADC Artist Call(s):

BADC Open Call: Through Your Eyes

NEW! BADC Open Call: Through Your Eyes; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Black Artist of DC with DC Arts Center; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: DC Metro Area; Application Deadline: 11/29/2017; Application Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $45, Submission + Membership $60 (Posted 11/14/2017)


Washington Project for the Arts – Artist Compensation

NEW! (Posted 8/7/2017) WPA, WE PAY ARTIST; VIEW MORE INFO


Metro DC Calls by Deadline

PUBLIC ART CAMPUS OF UNIVERSITY AT SHADY GROOVE; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: University System of Maryland Biomedical Science and Engineering Education Facility; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Public Art; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 11/17/2017 (Posted 10/31/2017)

SPECIAL ARTS INITIATIVE; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Award; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 11/17/2017 (Posted 10/31/2017)

NEW! OFF THE WALL #14; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Centers for the Arts of Greater Manassas; Location: Manassas; Opportunity Type: Exhibition(Visual Arts, Poetry, and Wearable Art); Eligibility: Virginia High School Students; Application Deadline: 11/24/2017; (Posted 11/14/2017)

UART 2017 ONLINE COLORED PENCIL COMPETION; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper; Location: Online (Spring Valley, NY); Opportunity Type: Award/Online Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 12/3/2017; Application Fee: $19 (Posted 11/5/2017)

2018 CURATORIAL GRANT PROGRAM; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Grant; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Posted 10/31/2017)

GLOBAL ARTS MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Fellowship; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 12/15/2017  (Posted 10/24/2017)

VIRGINIA CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s); Various through the Virginia Center for Creative Arts; Location: Amherst, VA; Opportunity Type: Fellowships; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 1/15/2018; Application Fee: $30 (Posted 4/1/2017)

29TH NATIONAL DRAWING AND PRINT COMPETITION; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Gormley Gallery-Notre Dame of Maryland Unversity; Location: Baltimore, MD; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 1/31/2018; Application Fee: $36 (Posted 11/7//2017)

NEW! THE GRACEFUL ENVELOPE; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Washington Calligraphers Guild; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 3/26/2018; Application Fee: None (Posted 11/13/2017)

AMERICAN CERAMIC CIRCLE RESEACH GRANTS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s): Americna Ceramic Circle; Locations: Williamsburg, VA; Opportunity Type: Grants; Eligibility: National; Application Deadlines: Annually 4/1/2018 (Posted 4/25/2017)


Open Calls

AMERICAN CERAMIC CIRCLE RESEACH GRANTS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s): Americna Ceramic Circle; Locations: Williamsburg, VA; Opportunity Type: Grants; Eligibility: National; Application Deadlines: Annually 4/1/2018 (Posted 4/25/2017)

HENRY LUCE III CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND RELIGION A.I.R. PROGRAM; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Residency; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Annually 5/15 /2017  (Posted 4/25/2017)

31 Galleries That Want To See Your Work in the US – ONWARD; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s): Various; Locations: Various; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: Various; Application Deadlines: Various (Posted 9/15/2016)

AIR STUDIO PADUKAH RESDENCY; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s): AIR STUDIO; Locations: Hyattsville.MD; Opportunity Type: Residency; Eligibility: National; Application Deadlines: Open (Posted 4/22/2017)

Residencies for Emerging Artists GO FOR IT!!; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Alliance of Artists Communities; Location: Various; Opportunity Type: Residency; Eligibility: Various; Application Deadline: Various; Application Fee: Various 

SUBMISSION FOR ALPER INITIATIVE FOR WASHINGTON ART; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Alper Initiative for Washington Art; Location: Washington; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: Washington Metropolitan Area; Application Deadline: Ongoing (Posted 1/22/2016)

Art in Embassies Program; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: US Department of State; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Exhibition (Registry of Artists; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Open (Posted 12/6/2016)

MORTON FINE ART POP-UP; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Morton Fine Art; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Consideration for display; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Open; Artist must submit resume and visuals by mail  (Posted 3/13/2017)

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART FELLOWSHIPS 2017-2018; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: National Gallery of Art; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Fellowship; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Various (Posted 1/22/2017)

GUIDELINES FOR ART SUBMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL MUSEUM ON WOMEN IN THE ARTS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization:  National Museum on Women in the Arts; Location: Washington; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Ongoing (Posted 1/22/2016)

ARTS IN THE PARKS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: National Park Service; Opportunity Type: Art Placement/Art Residencies; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Open

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY INTERNSHIP; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: National Portrait Gallery; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Internship; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Open

NEW MASTERS ART GALLERY OPEN CALL; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: New Masters Art Gallery; Location: Rockville, MD; Opportunity Type: Gallery Membership; Eligibility: Representational Art; Application Deadline: Open (3/12/2017)

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE MEETING HOUSE; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s): Oakland Mills Interfaith Congregations; Locations: Columbia, MD; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: Mid-Atlantic Region Artists; Application Deadlines: Open; Application Fee: $30 (Posted 5/3/2017)

NEW! SOLO SHOW + CURATE AN INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOW; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Spectol Art Space; Location: Harrisonburg, VA; Opportunity Type: Solo Exhibiton or Curatorial Opportunity; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Open; Application Fee: $35 (Posted 9/18/2017)

NEW! ANYTHING ART GRANT; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Spectol Art Space; Location: Harrisonburg, VA; Opportunity Type: Grant; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Open; Application Fee: $35 (Posted 9/18/2017)

STUDIO GALLERY MEMBERSHIP; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Studio Gallery; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Gallery Membership (Monthly Dues and participation required, This is NOT a recommendation from BADC, read this article on Gallery Representation For Guidance click here); Eligibility: All ; Application Deadline: Ongoing; Fees: Monthly Dues and Participation required (Posted 3/13/2017)

CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission; Location: Takoma Park, MD; Opportunity Type: Solo Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: On Going

OPPORTUNITY TO HANG WORK IN RESTAURANTS, BUSINESSES, ECT.; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Wallspace Exchange; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibillity: Local; Application Deadline: Ongoing (8/24/2015)

SEND IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization(s): President Donald J Trump c/o The White House; Locations: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: International; Application Deadlines: Open (Posted 5/1/2017)