Artist Opportunities

Our mission is to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth and part of that includes creating opportunities for for artists, creatives and performers. Through these opportunities we continue ongoing commitment to support the creation of arts for all.

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Artes y Cultura

Arts Fort Worth and Artes de la Rosa will celebrate the artistic and creative expression of Latino/a/x/e artists of North Texas with an exhibition that will be on view from October 21 – November 26, 2022. Open to Latino/a/x/e artists at all levels who may submit up to two (2) artworks; this call is open to all disciplines with no theme. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. This exhibition will part of Visit Fort Worth's city-wide events. 

Deadline: October 9, 2022


Public Art Mentorship Opportunity

An important goal of the Fort Worth Public Art program is to engage local artists in the creation of public art in our communities. As such, FWPA is launching a pilot mentorship program for the this project. We are seeking local artists with ties to the Near Southside and/or Historic Southside to be mentored by experienced public artists during the Final Design Phase for this project.

Deadline: November 6, 2022

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Original Works Series Open Call for Scripts

Arts Fort Worth is providing an outlet for playwrights to showcase their original work and have a chance to see their play produced on a professional level. A panel of theater professionals will review all submitted scripts and select the top eight (8) submitted scripts to receive a staged reading. After the readings have been presented, The Arts Center will select one (1) script to receive a full production for presentation in the spring of 2024’s Arts Center Presents season in the Hardy and Betty Sander Theatre. The selected playwright will be presented a $500 royalty. 

Deadline: November 31, 2022

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Original Works Series Audition Open Call

The Arts Center Presents will hold auditions for the IN-PERSON performances of "Texas Book of Beasts" on November 6th from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. and November 7th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m, with final callbacks on November 13th from 12:00 - 7 p.m., at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.


These productions will be performed from in March 2023, with virtual rehearsals beginning in January 2023 and concluding with in-person rehearsals and performances beginning February 2023. A stipend will be provided to all cast members

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The Emerging Artist Residency is part of Arts Fort Worth’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of arts for all and provides one artist with a non-residential studio space at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. This program aims to help practicing artists offset the cost of living by providing free studio space for a period of twelve months; a stipend for materials; studio visits with established regional artists; culminating in a solo exhibition.


  • Artists have full access to their studios *24 hours a day, seven days a week; access to visiting artists, writers and curators.

  • Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio; present two artist talks (an introductory slide presentation to community and an exhibition talk during their solo exhibition); present a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic; Present a workshop in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's "Teen Artist Program" (separate honorarium provided).

  • Studio visits with selection committee arts professionals

  • At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2023 program will be exhibited in one of the Arts Fort Worth Galleries