The listings below are Artists Call near the DC Metropolitan Area and Online Calls.  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: Show Me What You’re Working With

Show Me What You’re Working With; Call is now Closed: Organization: Black Artist of DC (BADC); Location: Washington, DC;


Washington Project for the Arts – Artist Compensation

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


Metro DC Calls by Deadline

BRENTWOOD ARTS EXCHANGE CALL FOR EXHBITION PROPOSALS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Brentwood Arts Exchange,Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Arts and Cultural Heritage Division; Location: Brentwood, MD; Opportunity Type: Solo or Group Exhibition Proposals; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Now/2018;  (Posted 3/26/2018)

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FY 2019 PROJECT SUPPORT AND FELLOWSHIP GRANTS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Grants; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: Various 6/8 thru 7/20/2018;(Posted 5/17/2018)

NEW! THE 2108 ANTHENAEUM INVITATIONAL; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: The Athenaeum Gallery; Location: Alexandria, VA; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/13/2018; Application Fee: $40 (Posted 6/26/2018)

NEW! MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVES AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Montgomery County; Location: Silver Spring, MD; Opportunity Type: Awards; Eligibility: Montgomery County Residents and Businesses; Application Deadline: 7/15/2018  (Posted 7/10/2018)

NEW! MAKE A SPLASH PHOTO COMPETITION; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: US Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition (Photography); Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/16/2018 (Posted 7/10/2018)

NEW! FY 2019 ART GRANT ART BANK PROGRAM; VIEW MORE INFO; PDF; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Purchase of Art Grant Award; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/20/2018 4pm; Online Application Only (Posted 6/30/2018)

NEW! ELIXIR: ARTISTS RESPOND TO MAKING AND HEALING; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization:Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: Distrcit of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland Residents only; Application Deadline: 7/20/2018; Application Fee: $25 (Posted 6/15/2018)

NEW! (UN)INHABITED; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Specto Art Space; Location: Bridgewater, VA; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/21/2018; Application Fee: $35 (Posted 7/10/2018)

ART OF ARMISTICE; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center; Location: Alexandria, VA; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/22/2018; Application Fee: $35 (Posted 5/27/2018)

MID ATLANTIC ARTS FOUNDATION INDIVIDUAL ARTIST’S AWARDS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Mid-Atlantic Arts foundation; Location: Baltimore, MD; Opportunity Type: Grants; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/25/2018  (Posted 6/12/2018)

NEW! 2019 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARDS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Maryland State Arts Council; Location: Baltimore, MD; Opportunity Type: Awards; Eligibility: Maryland Residents; Application Deadline: 7/25/2018 (Posted 7/10/2018)

NEW! UPROOTED; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Hillyer Gallery; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 7/26/2018; Application Fee: $25 (Posted 7/8/2018)

NEW! FY 2019 CURATORIAL GRANT PROGRAM; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Grant; Eligibility: Residents of DC, MD, and VA; Application Deadline: 7/27/2018  (Posted 7/10/2018)

NEW! 2018 RUBY’S ARTIST PROJECT GRANT; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance; Location: Baltimore, MD; Opportunity Type: Grants/Public Art; Eligibility: Residents of City of Baltimore and counties of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carrol, Harford, and Howard; Application Deadline: 7/31/2018; Application Fee: $25 (Posted 7/10/2018)

NEW! 2019 S&R FOUNDATION AWARDS; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: S & R Foundation; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Awards; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 8/3/2018  (Posted 7/10/2018)

FY19 PUBLIC ART BUILDING COMMUNITIES GRANT; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: District  of Columbia commission on Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Grant Public Art; Eligibility: DC Non-profit organizations or/and DC resident Individuals; Application Deadline: 8/10/2018  (Posted 2/9/2018)

FY19 PUBLIC ART BUILDING COMMUNITIES PROJECTS CYCLE 2; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Public Art; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 8/17/2018 (Posted 6/12/2018)

NEW! FY 2019 PROJECT BASED GRANT: PUBLIC ART BUILDING COMMUNITIES; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Grant; Eligibility: Residents of DC, MD, and VA; Application Deadline: 8/17/2018  (Posted 7/10/2018)

NEW! DMV DROP-IN: Highlighting the DC Metro skate scene; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: Artists and Makers Studio; Location: Rockville, MD; Opportunity Type: Exhibition; Eligibility: District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Residents only (DMV); Application Deadline: 8/31/2018; Application Fee: Free (Posted 6/15/2018)

NEW! OUTWIN BOACHER PORTRAIT COMPETITION; VIEW MORE INFO; Organization: National Portrait Gallery; Location: Washington, DC; Opportunity Type: Award/Exhibition; Eligibility: National; Application Deadline: 9/3/2018; Application Fee: $50 (Posted 7/10/2018)


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)

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)

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)