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Global Conversation 2020 (UN75)





Global Conversation 2020 is inviting Artists of all types to participate in this global group art exhibition. 

Applications for the Global Conversation's first round digital art exhibition is now open - please register at if you want to participate.

The main idea is to create art that tells a story of how you feel about the pressing issues facing humanity. 

Artists in...

North America
South America

Dive into these critical issues...

Police Brutality
Housing Crisis in the Modern Era
Plastic Pollution
Marginalized Indigenous Cultures
Economic Inclusion Across the World
Inner City Teen Crime
Terrorism & Government Corruption  
Healthcare Crisis 
Extreme Poverty in Africa
Destructive Capitalism
Mass Incarceration
Mental Health, Trauma and Anxiety
Climate Change/Global Warming
Crimes Against Humanity
Gender Inequality
Refugee Displacement
Automation & Digital Technologies
Religious Wars and Violence
Human Rights & Trafficking
Shifting Demographics
Pandemics and Vaccines
Water Scarcity
Animal Mistreatment


The leading judgment criteria for any artist interested in participating in the Global Conversation art exhibition is to tell a story, transport knowledge, give community perspective, create to emotionally captivate and last but not least, make the intention to make an impact with your art. Thus, we're calling all artists who are radical in spirit and willing to express their right to freedom of expression to the nth degree. We insist that you dive into these issues fearlessly as the above directly and indirectly effects each of us. Take this international open call as an opportunity for Artists who operate outside the box and care deeply about relevant issues to take the global stage. We want to trigger ambitious action, peaceful solidarity and practical solutions around the UN mandate for their 75th anniversary. This special year is about creating the largest global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we all want. We want to raise the role of Artists in society and create a vehicle for the artists we curate to be invited to take part in discussions on a local and global level about social, political, ecological and infrastructural issues through art. Good luck to you all!

Join hands with F.99 and sponsor by giving artists all over the world the opportunity to create meaningful art pieces that can lead towards practical solutions. Estimated attendance during the tour exhibition will be over 2 Million+ as the impressions will come from 7 art exhibitions in 7 months from 99+ artists in 7 different continents.

The first round starts at the UN General Assembly September 15th, 2020.

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Influencing decision makers and helping solve the most critical issues facing humanity.


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Art United - Artists Relief Art Competition




In loving memory of former Executive Director Eleni Cocordas, who passed away due to complications from COVID-19, Agora Gallery is announcing a charitable call for artists: “Art United – Together We Stand”.

Fine artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed to boost their careers.

Accepted mediums are painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print.

The competition is accepting entries between May 21st and June 30th, with results being announced on July 27th. 

The entry fee starts at $15 and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the partners of our initiative: Japan Society and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

The awards include exhibition space in Agora Gallery’s booth during Artexpo New York, a digital representation package with the Gallery, personal artist websites, and free entry coupons for a fine art competition.

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Get the chance to win great opportunities that will boost your career!
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1st place – Exhibition space at the Agora Gallery booth @ Artexpo NY

2nd place – Agora Gallery digital representation package

3rd place – Artist personal websites (3 winners)

4th place – Free entry coupons for an art competition (10 winners)


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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is now accepting submissions through March 28, 2020 for Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2021 . JCAL seeks proposals from artists to research the neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens, in 2020 for the presentation, and possible creation, of new, site-specific, public art projects that engage the local community in 2021. 

Not confined by gallery walls, Jamaica Flux is a contemporary public art project in which visual and performance art are displayed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue in Queens, NY, including public and private open spaces and storefronts. With the intent to build equity and expand cultural inclusion throughout Southeast Queens, Jamaica Fluxstrives to commission and present art that involves the local community and creates changes in behavior and policy while also documenting the developments and contradictions that arise in the process.

First conceived in 2002 as a pilot program addressing the isolation of the art gallery from the community, Jamaica Flux has evolved with the community in every iteration to reflect the pressing issues of the times and to advocate for social change through the arts. Now in its 5th iteration, Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2021 is dedicated to advancing research and visual and performative actions that foster social change, critical public discourse on advocacy, policy change, economic growth, collective civic action, and community engagement. The project aims to bring artists, local residents, curators, scholars, community leaders, developers, and politicians together to catalyze the transformative power of the visual arts, building on the cultural legacy of Jamaica while addressing the challenges of a quickly growing local economy.

This is an exciting time for Downtown Jamaica, and we believe this iteration of Jamaica Fluxis timely to document the rapid changing neighborhood and to be a platform for artists to voice concerns and advocate ideas. Artists living in New York City are eligible to apply, and all media is welcomed.

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Artists will receive $500 for their research that involves dialogue and collaboration with local businesses, sites, and/or social organizations around Jamaica Avenue. Research outputs (drawings, renderings, photographs, video, text, interviews, maquettes, mark-ups et. al) will be exhibited in the Miller Gallery at the Jamaica Arts Center, from May 14 through July 10th 2021.

Depending on available funding, the artists will receive additional support of up to $2,500 to materialize their visions of creating new, site-specific, public artworks, and present their project to the public in the physical site proposed, along with related programming in 2021. A published print catalog will be produced and distributed both on- and offline following the exhibition in 2021. 


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Open Call for Choreographers for MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2020




The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 11th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 ~ Switchin’ It Up (MMDF2020). 

MMDF2020 offers paid performance opportunities for 11 choreographers on both the indoor and outdoor stages of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, with an Outdoor Kickoff Party on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

MMDF2020 will not only showcase new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers, but we’re Switchin’ It Up by providing an additional way for creative choreographers and dance artists to represent the diversity that is Queens and NYC: an open-style, live-juried, audience-participating Community Dance Battle set for Thursday, Sept. 24, including a pot of money and prizes to the winner. The Dance Battle , followed by our season kick-off Dance Party , is free and open to the public.

Program Timeline : The open-call application portal will be active as of Feb. 10; the deadline for applications is April 15, 2020. The jury will meet in May 2020. Selected groups will be notified by early June 2020. Calls of inquiry regarding the status of an application will not be returned.

Eligibility : MMDF2020 is open to emerging and underrepresented NYC-based choreographers and companies with bold ideas and a progressive/contemporary nature. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have presented work previously in a public format; students may apply only for the Community Dance Battle when sign-ups are made available in August 2020. Applicants must be NYC residents as of the application deadline or can demonstrate a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in NYC. Queens residents receive preference for all opportunities.


Selection Criteria : Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their submitted work; quality samples are important. MMDF2020 jurors and JCAL's Director of Programs and Artist Services will base choices on clarity of choreographic vision and artist statement; ability of the artist (through visual aid, written or another form of communication) to share the choreographer's commitment to purpose, aesthetic and technique; a performing company of quality that is trained to represent the work of the choreographer; and a demonstrated desire and ability to share their work and vision.


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MMDF2020 Offers Four Opportunities for Choreographers and Dance Companies:

Major Commission : One choreographer will be commissioned to create a 30 to 45-minute work to be presented on the indoor stage at evening performances on Sept. 25 and 26. The commissioned choreographer will receive a stipend of $4,000 to create the work, and receive up to 80 hours of free rehearsal space at JCAL. The commissioned choreographer will also receive a $500 fee to deliver a public program developed over a residency period to support full development of the commissioned work. This public program may be a workshop, master class, free public performance or other community-based activity taking place in a JCAL studio. The commissioned choreographer will provide dancers, costumes, lighting, props, etc., out of commissioned funds.

Emerging Artists : Up to four emerging and/or underrepresented professional choreographers and groups will receive a stipend of $800 to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the indoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26. The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

Early-Career Artists : Up to four early-career professional choreographers and/or groups will receive a $500 stipend to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged). The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

New Artists : Two new choreographers and/or groups will receive a stipend of $350 to present a 12 to 15-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged).


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Loretta Kaufman to Exhibit in NAWA’s “Small Works Winter 2020” Exhibition



Loretta Kaufman’s acrylic painting “Animated Forms IV (Family Group III):  Series M” was selected to be part of Small Works, a National Association of Women Artists’ (NAWA) Exhibition in February.  The exhibition was open to NAWA members and non-members who are US citizens and permanent residents.

No larger than 15” x 15” x 5”, the 63 artworks include paintings, photography, prints, mixed media and sculptures. Captured in this year’s exhibit is a demonstration of artistry in the use of design and color which allows the observer to share in each artist’s creative process. These are truly small creations with big perspectives. The exhibition runs from February 5 – 26, 2020 at the NAWA Gallery, 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, New York, New York.  Gallery hours are Tue-Fri from 10 am to 5 pm with a reception on February 13th between 5 to 7 pm.  NAWA can be reached at 212-675-1616.

NAWA continues its long history of nurturing and inspiring talented, visionary and dynamic women artists from throughout the United States. Founded in 1889 by five brave and innovative women who were barred from full participation in the male dominated National Academy of Design and the Society of American Artists, NAWA’s existence is a testament to the integral and essential role of women in the art world.  Documented exhibitions are archived within the Smithsonian Institution archives.

In nearly five decades Nashville sculptor and painter, Loretta Kaufman, has produced work in several media that focus on the environment.  Loretta’s work has been juried into many of Fusion Art’s international exhibitions and won awards for both her sculptures and paintings.  In 2018, “Kingfisher With Minnow & Dragonfly: Circle of Life Series” was one of 3 paintings included in Artist’s Choice. The painting went on to receive the Cecile Adler Cliffer Memorial Cutting Edge Award in the National Association of Women Artists 129th Annual Members’ Exhibition in New York City in October 2018.  Also in 2018 Loretta’s clay sculpture, “Double Monologues I:  The Celia Series”, was exhibited in NAWA’s Small Works in New York and went on to win an Honorable Mention in Fusion Arts’ Women Artists.

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Outdoor Exhibit Promotional Exhibit





Promote your art during art fairs through our promotional exhibit option.  No need to ship works.  Your work, name and Instagram displayed uninterruptedly up to 10 hours per day during the other art fair in Brooklyn, NYC, April 30 - May 3, 2020.

Displaying your work and details before the eyes of Art Colllectors, Art Experts and Art Lovers attending the art fairs in NYC.

Fees apply, but they won't break you!  And the exposure before the right audience is key and amazing.

No commissions owed should the exhibit generate sales for participating artists.  We don't participate of the sales, we only promote YOUR WORK BEFORE THE EYES OF GALLERISTS & ART COLLECTORS VISITING THE FAIR.

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