Artist Opportunities
ArtWorks provides a list of artist opportunities for creatives in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Received this email as a forward? Sign up here. Please note: ArtWorks may not be affiliated with opportunities listed. If you have questions, please reach out to the organization directly.


ICYMI: check out our previous newsletter for additional call-to-artists, grant opportunities and COVID-19 resources.
ArtWorks is Moving to Walnut Hills
Photo by Tony Arrasmith
ICYMI, ArtWorks is moving its administrative office to Historic Peebles Corner in Walnut Hills this spring. The ArtWorks studio will remain at Solway Gallery in the West End. Questions? Please email us at info@artworkscincinnati.org or call 513-333-0388.

ArtWorks Office
2450 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206
ArtWorks Studio
424 Findlay Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Now Hiring Youth Apprentices,
Teaching Artists
Photo by Prince Lang
2021 has arrived and with it is new openings at ArtWorks for Youth Apprentices and Teaching Artists. We are strongly committed to building and retaining a diverse staff that creates an inclusive workplace which harnesses each voice to collectively advance ArtWorks’ mission.


ArtWorks is hiring passionate, young artists (ages of 14 – 21) who are eager to create art, make a difference in the city, work in diverse teams, and build new skills.

For more info, you can register for the final virtual informational sessions for applicants, parents, guardians, and educators.




We have three different Teaching Staff opportunities: Lead Teaching Artist, Teaching Artist, and Junior Teaching Artist. Each position has varying degrees of project management responsibilities, but all require a passion for developing youth and creating bold works that impact our region. Learn more about these positions here.

Register for our final virtual informational session about the teaching roles and application process.

Watch our latest Viva Voce Artist Conversation
ArtWorks held a Viva Voce Artist Conversation on New Voices, featuring the ArtWorks Jump Start Artists. The panelists included Erika Nj Allen, Batres Gilvin, Jay DeFazio, Maggie Lawson, ninamdot and Kailah Ware. Each shared more about how art can be responsive to the challenging present moment.

Viva Voce is a series of creative conversations with Artists and ArtWorks’ Alumni. Today, the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region has a global reputation as an arts destination and is full of talented working creatives.
ninamdot's King Me Indefinite Installed
Artist ninamdot, also known as Nina Wells, from Madisonville, has recently completed King Me Indefinite, now visible in Avondale at 3498 Burnet Avenue.
ninamdot works to uplift black males by working in various community hubs like barbershops to photograph individuals in a kingly manner. King Me Indefinite is a part of an ongoing series. The subjects are regally posed and each wears a crown on their head.
COVID-19 Artist Resources
Photo by Carter Nolan Productions
Bellevue Art in Park | Call to Artists

Art in the Park is a celebration of the arts hosted by IN VUE in Bellevue, KY. Applications are being accepted for participation in the juried show on Saturday, September 11, 2021. All work must be the artist’s own creation and of original concept. The early deadline to apply is April 26. The final deadline is May 24. Learn more here. Questions? Email the Art in the Park Committee - BellevueArtPark@gmail.com
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Fitton Center for Creative Arts | 50th Hamilton Current Regional Art Competition Spring 2021
The 50th Hamilton Current regional art competition is open for entries until April 25. The competition Open to adult visual artists residing within 60 miles of Hamilton, Ohio, this all-media competition places no limits on style, content, form or theme.
Artworks from this year’s selected artists will be projected in wall-scale images on the Fitton Center’s exterior in an exciting new week-long outdoor digital presentation. Ongoing social media artist features will also be an extension of the show. Artworks chosen for Cash Awards and Honorable Mention Awards by judges will be physically installed in the ground floor Monument Gallery at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton OH 45011. 

Questions? Please contact Cathy Mayhugh, cathy@fittoncenter.org, (513) 863-8873 ext. 122
Artwork Archive | Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities
Artwork Archive's Art Business Accelerator Grant provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers.
The grant is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork. Open to both emerging and established artists, the Art Business Accelerator grants resources to invest in your art business as well as six weeks of career-building modules that increase business skills, economic proficiency, marketing knowledge and more. The 2021 grant cycle is open March 1, 2021 - May 14, 2021. An informational webinar will be held on March 22; register here.

Wave Pool | Tax Season Artist Support Group
Need help with your taxes? Stressed out about what might be deductible or what you have to report? Just need a virtual shoulder to cry on? The Tax Season Artist Support Group is here to help!

Join Arts Finance expert Morgan Rigaud every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to help answer questions and get advice. If she doesn't have an answer, she will point you to someone who does! Register on Zoom here.
ArtsWave | Open Circle with ArtsWave's Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts
Please join ArtsWave’s Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts for an afternoon of reflection as we begin to envision the re-stART of our community. The event starts at 4:00pm on Thursday, March 18. RSVP by March 16.

Learn more about the Circle and how to join. Plus, hear firsthand from:

  • Annie Ruth - Founder, Dada Rafiki
  • David Choate - Founder, Revolution Dance Theater
  • Rico Grant - Co-founder, Paloozanoire

Entertainment by violinist, Preston Bell Charles III. RSVP here.
S.O.S. Art | USA Miniprints for Peace and Justice 2021
SOS Art is calling for miniprints from any North American artist or artist living in the USA for its annual challenge. The call is limited to only traditional techniques of printmaking (digital prints not accepted) and must relate to themes of peace and justice.

A selection of up to 50 miniprints, chosen by SOS ART invited reviewers, will be exhibited at the yearly SOS ART exhibit and event for peace and justice (Date and Place, in person or online, to be determined) and possibly later at different venues. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.
Manifest Gallery | Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) and Scholar in Residence (SIR) 2021/2022
Manifest Gallery has two programs, the Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) and Scholar in Residence (SIR), open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs.

The MAR will include 24/7 use of up to a 500 square ft. north lit studio adjacent to Manifest Gallery, and more, for one year. The SIR will include immersion in the Manifest Drawing Center study culture, including free enrollment in all programming, a dedicated work space, mentoring, and daily access to and use of the Drawing Center facility, and more, for one year.

The deadline to apply to both opportunities is April 9, 2021. Read the full descriptions on their website.
Rochester Contemporary Art Center | Call for Art
Rochester Contemporary Art Center's annual 6x6 exhibition is an international small art phenomenon with thousands of works from all around the world. It is completely free and you may enter up to three 6 inch by 6 inch pieces in any medium (except glitter) by April 10, 2021.(Postmarked Deadline: International by April 2 / U.S. by April 12).

To learn more and experience past years’ entries visit roco6x6.org or find them on social media using #RoCo6x6 or @RoCo137.
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