Artist Opportunities

You can find various calls for proposals and other opportunities for artistic engagement here!


Special Service Area #33
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

Request for Proposals: Mural Initiative
SSA #33 is please to bring more murals and public artwork to our neighborhood through our newest mural initiative. The program aims to commission two new murals by Chicago area artists for hosting properties in the neighborhood. The initiative provides a stipend for the artist and aims to be a continuing, annual program with periodic reviews.
Next Review: October 23, 2018 - Submit before midnight October 22 for consideration
FULL RFP AND DETAILS HERE

Request for Proposals: Window Works
SSA #33 is excited to launch our vacant storefront activation program, Window Works. The program will pair contemporary, local artists with participating properties to activate underutilized storefronts with artwork and installations. Window Works provides artists with a stipend and proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Next Review: October 23, 2018 - Submit before midnight October 22 for consideration
FULL RFP AND DETAILS HERE

 

CALLS FOR ARTISTS


Bucktown Gallery

General Artist Submissions
Bucktown Gallery accepts artist submissions for exhibition in the space and keeps records and files for when future opportunities arise to exhibit accepted artists.
Deadline: Ongoing
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gallery no one

General Artist Submissions
gallery no one is an artist run gallery and queer space that provides a platform for conversation, exhibition space, supports emerging artists, and generates discourse. Please feel free to submit a proposal for exhibition, screening, performance, or other art event.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Jackson Junge Gallery

Call for Artists: General Submission
Jackson Junge Gallery appreciates interest in showing at the gallery and accepts artist submissions in all media for potential exhibition.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Quimby's Bookstore 

Sell at Quimby's
Do you want to sell your zine at Quimby's? Has a new issue of your minicomic come out? Quimby's Bookstore sells local zines, comics, artist books, and more on consignment. This is for reading material, not postcards, crafts, stickers or owl-shaped ceramic soap holders you sell on Etsy.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Roots & Culture

Call for Proposals: Double Exposure
There are two options: submit a proposal for a two person show or submit a single artist’s portfolio. Single artist submissions are eligible for pairing by our Programming Committee. In our decision letters, we provide feedback to the finalist pool of the top 30% of applicants.
Deadline: January 2019 (exact date TBD)
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Volumes Bookcafe

Sell at Volumes
We love having local authors represented in our store, but unfortunately, we don't have room for everyone. We receive dozens of requests a week, and as such we don't always have the time to review each one. However, you have some options. We suggest you take a moment to fill out our Author Information Form If we think your book will make a good fit, we will reach out within a few weeks.
Deadline: Ongoing
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YellowKorner

Call for Artists: Photographers
Are you a photographer and would like to exhibit your photographs at YellowKorner? Send your application to YellowKorner's artistic committee who will deal with your request.
Deadline: Ongoing
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EMPLOYMENT


Young Chicago Authors

Booking Assistant
YCA is seeking a talented and energetic Booking Assistant to join the team and work on booking performance and workshop opportunities for artists associated with YCA. These opportunities include but are not limited to: organizing book tours for The BreakBeat Poets anthologies; other book tours for published YCA artists like Kevin Coval, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, José Olivarez, and the Chicago Youth Poet Laureates; performances and workshops with the YCA Teaching Artist Core and various additional artists. Women of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 19, 2018
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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES


Agitator Co-operative Gallery

Critique Night
Need feedback on your artwork? Agitator Gallery will be hosting an every-other month critique where you can present your work and get constructive feedback. All forms of art can be presented from performative to 2D/3D to sound/video to writing. 10 presenter spots available each critique with an $8 donation. Free to the public who are allowed to participate in discussion.
Next Critique: December 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Anysquared Figure Tuesdays: Live Nude Model Drawing Sessions
We work from a wide range of models of all genders, ages, backgrounds and body types. Facilitated by Gretchen Hasse and Andrea Kaspryk, this is more of a session than a class, but everybody is willing to share knowledge. $12 suggested donation to pay model. Basic materials provided if you need them. Beer and wine for additional donation too.
Every Tuesday - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Young Chicago Authors

WordPlay
WordPlay is the longest-running youth open mic in Chicago. Every Tuesday night, poets aged 12-25 come through Young Chicago Authors to participate in a writing workshop, perform their original work, and listen to music and poetry by artists of all genre and skill level. Some of the illest up-and-coming artists in Chicago have hung out and performed at WordPlay, including Chance The Rapper, Jamila Woods, Mick Jenkins, No-Name Gypsy, Saba, Nico Segal, and many others!
Every Tuesday: Workshop 6:00pm - Open Mic 7:00pm - Featured Artist 8:15pm
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