Washington DC






Upbringing Call for Art

Rhizome is seeking artworks in any media that explore the intimacy, intensity and complexities of the parent/child relationship.

Both figurative and abstract pieces will be considered. BIPOC and other under-represented artists encouraged to submit and all media will be considered. Pieces should not exceed 50” in any direction.

Submission deadline: Dec 23, 2022

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Friday, February 10

Artwork drop off date: Sunday, January 29 between the hours of 10-12

Entry Fee: None

To Submit:

  • Send an email with the subject “Upbringing submission” with 3-5 JPEG images (min. 1500 pixels wide or high, max 4000 pixels)

  • Use filename format: 01_LastnameFirstname_ArtworkTitle

  • Attached to the same email please include a word document with a statement about the submitted works (150 words max) and a brief bio. Include your Instagram handle and/or website (optional).

Sale of Work: Work can be for sale or NFS. Artist will handle sales independently and, if sales are made, are encouraged but not required to make a 10% donation to the venue.

About Rhizome: https://www.rhizomedc.org/about-rhizomedc We are a nontraditional venue. Before submitting, please look through our website to see if Rhizome is a good match for you and your work.

Questions? Email info@rhizomedc.org

6950 Maple St NW Washington DC 20012

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Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowships are open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research. This includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers. Artist fellowships may be conducted either as a virtual fellowship for one month or as a residential fellowship at the Folger for one, two, or three months.

Residential Fellowships

Please note, for the 2023-24 fellowship year, residential fellowships may only be taken between January 2024 and June 2024.

The Folger Institute offers short-term artistic research fellowships for a period of one, two or three months, with a monthly stipend of $4,000. The Artist Research Fellowship is open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger.

Please note that this residential fellowship provides access to and time with our collection. It does not, however, include studio space. Artists who need studio space while in residence will be expected to arrange their own.

Virtual Fellowships

Please note, virtual fellows must take their month-long fellowship between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.

Virtual, or non-residential, research fellowships are available to support artistic projects for a period of one month, with a stipend of $4,000. Virtual fellowships are open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research and that is related to the histories, concepts, art, and objects of the early modern world. 

The deadline for Residential and Virtual Artist Research Fellowship applications is 15 January 2023.

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Erotic August





Erotic August is a festival in Washington, DC, cosponsored by Rhizome DC and DC Dada. 


We seek participation including, but not limited to: visual, installation, and performance art for the month of August 2022.


About Erotic August:

We want to honor and respect, not shame and trigger.

We emphasize the joy, playfulness, and possibilities of erotic life. 

We love the new, weird, and hard to categorize.


About You:

You bring new stories, perspectives, and voices, especially from erotically marginalized adult populations, including the elderly and people with disabilites. 

You're excited to share your creations with the community of thought and the evolving public consciousness of erotiscism.


Challenge us, surprise us, arouse us! 


No live sex.


DEADLINE May 29, 2022 midnight.

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Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowship




The Folger Shakespeare Library has embarked on a major renovation project. While this work is underway and Folger collections are unavailable for in-person consultation, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars and artists with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. 

The Folger Institute Artist Research Fellowship is open to artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant primary research. This includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers.

Please note that in 2022–2023, all Artist Research Fellowships will be non-residential. Awards are $3,500 for four weeks of work away from the Folger. All applications are due by 11:59pm ET on 18 January 2022. Fellowships may be undertaken between July 2022 and June 2023.

Resources and Benefits:

  • Access to Folger electronic resources and Researcher Services consultation
  • Opportunities to meet virtually with Folger Theatre, Consort, and Poetry professionals, as well as Folger curators, librarians, and conservators, as relevant
  • Participation in scholarly and community-building programs with other Folger Fellows
  • Exposure on the Folger website, social media, and newsletters
  • J1 Visa sponsorship, if needed
Prize Summary: 
$3,500 for four weeks of non-residential research
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Halcyon Arts Lab




What is the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship? 

At the intersection of art and social change, this five-month residential fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Arts Lab fellows strive to expand their practices and grow as leaders in their respective fields.

Who should apply?

Emerging artists who are interested in further investigating a socially engaged practice and creating lasting connections and partnerships in Washington, DC. Halcyon defines emerging artists as an early career artist has demonstrated promising artistic development and demonstrates dedication to their practices but is at a pivotal point in their career where they could benefit from further training and support.

When is the deadline?

Applications are due by 5PM EST on April 8, 2020. No exceptions or extensions. Apply before the deadline to avoid technical difficulties.

What is included?
Halcyon Arts Lab Fellows have access to the following:
- Studio space to focus on research, learning, and creative practice
- A competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs: $5000 Stipend and additional funding available for materials and program expenses
- Five months of off-site residential accommodation
- A program of social impact classes, entrepreneurship training, artist talks, studio visits, civic engagement opportunities, and critiques
- Opportunities for networking and critique from experienced professionals
- Collaboration and networking with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, D.C.
- Presentation opportunities and ability to guide and build public programming

Prizes Details: 

$5000 Program stipend and additional funding available for materials

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Photography Artist Residency and Solo Exhibition

Artistic field:



This residency provides an opportunity for an artist to execute a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in the CHAW Darkroom and Photography space. The residency offers up to twelve weeks of time and space to an artist or team of artists to experiment and realize new work in our darkroom and photographic facilites. The selected resident(s) will be expected to begin work in November 2019. The residency culminates in a solo exhibition of work produced during the residency in March 2020 in the CHAW Gallery. 
The darkroom has five Beseler condenser enlargers and the necessary chemistry to print silver gelatin photographs and to develop traditional black and white films. The room will support some alternative chemistry processes as well, and has a UV exposure box available. The Resident Artist would need to provide their own chemistry for anything other than a traditional black and white process. Residents will also have access to the large format digital printing facilities, which include an Epson 7890. 

Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the age of 18; the program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists. Artists must be available to work in the CHAW darkroom during the length of the residency. CHAW will not provide housing for Darkroom Resident artists.

Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but we require proposed projects to include a photographic practice. 

       -Work in the darkroom/photographic facilities at CHAW for a minimum of 10 hours/week.
       -Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event.
       -Create documentation of the artist’s creative process during the course of the residency. 
        This might take the form of blogging, video, journal, or social media, to be confirmed in conversation with the artist.
       -Bi-weekly check-ins with the Darkroom Residency Manager
       -Exhibit work produced during the residency in the main floor gallery space at CHAW

       -A $200 stipend
       -The Darkroom facilities and accompanying black and white photo chemistry
       -The Digital facilities including flatbed scanner, Canon Pro 100, and Epson 7890
       -Print and social media promotion
       -Month long solo exhibition
       -Opening reception for the public with refreshments
       -Refreshments, if appropriate, for workshop or other public event


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$10 donation to support access to the arts in Washington DC
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