OPEN CALL for NYC Artist: 2021 Fall Season Art Gallery





The Juice Box’s October Black aims to be an educational and creative resource anthologizing the soul of the vast diversity within Blackness. This is to engage a diverse public in the exploration of the resilience and contoured beauty of “Black”. October Black seeks to provoke memorable, immersive artistic thought through offering art rich in African diasporic history, traditions and experiences. October Black also seeks to offer artists (both visual and performing arts) an opportunity to have their work actualized.


Art submissions must speak to the heart and soul of the Black experience by emphasizing its diversity and complexity. Artwork must also have an overture of hope and optimism as expressed in the “triumphs of our experiences”. This exhibit’s mission is to inspire and curate the Black artistic narrative through innovative fine art techniques. Preference will be given to artist who:

  • NYC resident,
  • Identify as a Black woman, 
  • Teaching Artists,
  • Arts based advocates and/or involved in civic engagement
  • Rising Artist, who have not had their first solo exhibit
  • Artwork with Afrofuturistic undertones
  • Short-Film/Documentary/Film Artists

The deadline for entries and applicants is October 10th at 11:59pm. Selected artists will be notified within a week of the submission date. 

There is NO entry fee. Selections will be made based on images and information submitted on the entry form.

Please be prepared to include the following information in the entry form:

  • Artist Information
  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address 
  • Email Address 
  • Phone Number 
  • Artist Biography (Maximum 100 words)
  •  Artwork / Image Information  (Minimum 1 artworks submissions / Maximum 3 artwork submissions) 
  • Title 
  • Year of Completion
  • Materials and Techniques Used
  • Measurements (Length x Width x Depth in Inches) 
  • Retail Price
  • Statement About the Work (Maximum 75 words for each work)

One full size image and one detail image per artwork. The images must be professional quality JPEG images in 2400 x 3000 pixels. Images must be smaller than 5MB.

Photography and Permissions
The artist verifies he/she owns or has copyright(s) to the artwork being submitted or on loan and therefore, allows the guest curator to display the artwork in its galleries during the exhibition dates. The artists provide approval to Black Pulp to photograph or use submitted photographs of the artwork for advertising, educational or archival purposes online and in print without monetary compensation. Images of artwork may be cropped to fit advertisements and credits will be included when possible. The artwork will remain the property of the artist unless sold on behalf of the artist by Black Pulp. If not sold, all artwork must be picked up or have proper return shipping material within 60 days after the last day of the exhibition.

Black Pulp’s commission is to be 20% of the sales price. (Price Limit: $ 2,000) For information about insurance and compensation, will be given upon selection.

Transportation and Shipping

The artist is responsible for the transportation of the artwork to the gallery location.   

If artist decides to use a shipping company for the pickup and delivery of the artworks, the artist recognizes the risk of damage during transit. If the artist requests to have the artworks shipped back, the artist must provide a pre-paid shipping label (UPS, FedEx or DHL). The artist must ship the artwork in a re-usable shipping container(s). Black Pulp is not responsible for damage occurred in shipping to or from The Gallery.  


October Black is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps. Black Pulp will be responsible for general installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget and potential funds for special installations.


Please Note: 

All applicants must be prepared to present a sample of the proposed works upon request. 

Thank you in advance for your interest in exhibiting in Black Fall 2021!


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Black Mirror: self portraits and reflections on global Black identity



Black 3rd Space (the arts & visioning collective of Black Lives Matter Nashville) is seeking creative works from Black artists, globally, which speak to identity - literally or figuratively, personally or socially. 

Self portraits are not limited to visual art and may include writing, fashion, film, makeup, etc. 


submissions are open now through November 11th at midnight

submissions must be emailed to as individual .jpeg, .jpg, .png files, or a shared Google Docs folder.

PDFs and any files submitted that are not formatted for Instagram will be reformatted at the creative direction of the curator(s). Please note upon submission if you have specifications.

submissions are open to all artists, creatives, and makers of Black/African descent. There are no geographic/location, age, or experience restrictions to submit. We want any and all mediums and art forms that fulfill the show theme (as long as your submission can be emailed)

submissions must include: 
a copy of your work you wish to exhibit
full title information for each piece submitted (including medium used)
your preferred name, pronouns, and IG handle
image descriptions

optional materials:
a short description, reflection, or artist statement 
a picture of yourself

by submitting your contribution you are agreeing: 
-that the work you submit is your own or properly attributed
-to allow BLMN/B3S to post your materials online with credit to you
-to allow BLMN/B3S to preserve or remove the exhibition or further posts as we see fit


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Freelance writers, vloggers, podcasters WANTED




Black Gay Blog is looking for freelance creatives to produce content on a variety of LGBT topics. We're open to a range of styles, so feel free to send in short films, creative writing, news articles, reviews, travelogues, interviews, and how-to pieces. If we like what we see or read, you'll be considered.

We want to build an award-winning multimedia platform that nurtures and supports creative talent. We pay between $0.05 - $0.15 per word for written content, depending on quality, experience and subject matter. Payment for streaming podcasts and short films are by negotiation.

Join us. We look forward to working with you. 


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