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Monday Night Football image competition

ArtsinStark to Award $7,500 for giant TV image for “Monday Night Football.” The County Arts Council in Canton, OH invites any artist over 18 years of age living in the state of Ohio to submit an image to fit inside the giant television set being created for “Monday Night Football, 1970” --- the sixth moment of The ELEVEN public art series.  Sponsors of “Monday Night Football” are: The Deuble Foundation, The Hoover Foundation, Stark Community Foundation, and The Timken Foundation.  ArtsinStark will award $5,000 to the winning artist, and $500 to each of five runners up. All entries must be submitted by end of day September 18 at CAFÉ (click on “View All Calls” and enter “Monday Night Football.”)

MegLouise: Media Performance Workshop

MegLouise is hosting an exhibition of works in development at Ingenuity Cleveland. The call is open to visual and performance artists in Northeast Ohio. Artists must complete an online submission and participation fee (or make appropriate arrangements).

Call for Artists and Vendors | Akron Zoo 2017 Trunk Show

The Akron Zoo is now accepting applications for the 2017 Trunk Show! This will be the 9th year for our holiday shopping event hosted by the Akron Zoo Gift Shop. Booths will be located in our beautiful Welcome Center decorated for the Holidays. There are no booth fees and no show admission! Preference given to artists and vendors whose work has animal, garden or conservation themes/materials. Deadline to submit is October 8, 2017.


Abortion. Roe v. Wade. Again. A burning, controversial subject that divides us. For years we took having control over our bodies for granted. Now we can’t. Did you have one? Do you know someone who did? Was it legal? Did someone you knew die as the result of an illegal abortion? Or, were their bodies so screwed up afterward that they could not have children when they wanted them? Do you have remorse? Did you tell anyone about it? What is the definition of pro life anyway? Aren’t we all pro life? Are you against abortion? For abortion? Express your rage or your acceptance, your sorrow, your ambivalence, your thoughts: tell them in visual prose, video, photography, painting, mixed mediums, sculptures, prints, performance.

"Nectar of the gods" art exhibit

Call to artists for group exhibit themed on wine. Open to creative interpretation. Art opening please submit bio, and artwork photography by December 10 to my email

College Audition Prep Intensive

Cleveland Musical Theatre's College Audition Prep Intensive is back by popular demand, October 7-8, 2017 at Tri-C East, following two sold-out intensives.
Students will prepare their college audition songs & monologues with ACTUAL college professors from the top universities and receive comprehensive information on the college audition process in a 3-hour seminar with the nation's leading college audition expert.
On the final day, students will have the rare opportunity to privately audition for the musical theatre chairs of the best college musical theatre programs in the country and receive personalized feedback on their auditions, including Kaitlin Hopkins (Head of Musical Theatre at Texas State University) and Victoria Bussert (Director of Music Theatre at Baldwin-Wallace University)!

Call for Submissions | Gordon Square Review, online literary magazine

Literary Cleveland is pleased to introduce Gordon Square Review, an online literary magazine published biannually to showcase emerging writers nationwide, award editing mentorships, and provide a venue to spotlight Northeast Ohio writers. Submissions for GSR's first issue are open now through October 15th, 2017. Submissions are free, and accepted contributors will be paid a modest honorarium. 

Call for 20 Minute Plays - "80 minutes" New Works Festival

Western Reserve Playhouse is pleased to announce the inaugural 4×20 New Works Festival called, 80 MINUTES.

Have you written a ten minute play that maybe needed …a little more time? Or do you really love the characters you’ve created and want to explore them a bit more?

They are currently seeking original, unpublished plays to be featured in the festival. If the play that is being submitted has been previously performed (outside of a staged reading or a workshop), please include that information with your submission.

Their theme for this year is Relationships – romantic, familial, platonic, any kind of relationship you can think of.

Portage Park District Foundation Juried Arts and Crafts Sale

The Portage Park Foundation is looking for artists to submit their arts and crafts in a juried art sale held on December 7 and 8 from 3:00 – 8:00 at the Downtown Gallery located at 141 East Main Street, Kent.  Painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, metals and mixed art mediums will all be considered. We will also consider note cards and stationery.

Artists must complete the online entry form at  by November 1 for consideration.

31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 31st Annual Materials: Hard + Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. 

Divergent INK: Black & White International Print Show, Autumn 2017

Rubber City Prints is excited to announce their first in house print show at their new location - Divergent INK: Black & White International Print Exhibition. This show is inspired by the original members show in November of 2014 when Rubber City Prints first opened its doors to educating the public in the fine art of printmaking and sharing its studio services with Akron, Ohio.

This autumn they encourage national and international artists to join together and give the Akron, Ohio community a show that displays diversity, contrast, and individuality. Divergent INK will capture harmony and uniformity within the relative degrees of black and white ink.

Call for Volunteers - MOCA Cleveland Docent


Artfetch Representing the next generation of leading artists, from around the world.

Artfetch presents the work of selected emerging artists for sale online. The team of specialist cutting-edge curators will choose the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world to be included on the website.