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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Emerging Artist Residency Program

This program is part of Arts Fort Worth’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of arts for all. With an emphasis on emerging practices, this program provides one artist with a non-residential studio space at Arts Fort Worth, 1300 Gendy Street in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. This program aims to help practicing artists offset the cost of living by providing free studio space for a period of twelve months; $6,000 stipend for materials (paid in $500 monthly installments); studio visits with established regional artists; culminating in a solo exhibition. This opportunity would serve as a unique cultural integration project between artists, community, schools, and established museums/cultural centers in the area. Arts Fort Worth - Emerging Artist Residency is made possible through with the generous support of the Donny Wiley Memorial Fund at North Texas Community Foundation.

Deadline: February 15, 2022

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ARTshop Open Call

Arts Fort Worth is now accepting submissions for works for the 2022 Season to be sold in the ARTshop on a consignment basis. Pieces accepted will remain in the ARTshop for 3-9 months with an option to extend the time based on sales.  There are no limitations in what can be submitted but we favor smaller pieces since the space is small. Historically items priced $100.00 and under have done well in the ARTshop. Shop selections will be made on a rolling basis beginning mid-January and continue through the 2022 season.

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Prequalified Artist List Open Call

The Fort Worth Public Art Program seeks emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches, offering regional artists the opportunity to highlight their previous work in public space including murals, digital, cultural, and studio-based media for its 2022 Pre-Qualified Artist List.  Selected artists, collectives, or creator-teams from the registry may be contacted to design and fabricate potential public artworks and are eligible for projects of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City. 

Deadline: February 11, 2022

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SoCur: Solo & Curatorial Proposals Call

Arts Fort Worth is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for all art forms for our 2023 exhibition season. Proposals will be reviewed by our Exhibition Advisory Panel (EAP), whose mission is to exhibit contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. We are looking for artist submissions for solo shows and curated proposals for group exhibitions of professional level, innovative art. Proposals should demonstrate a consistency of vision and exhibitions will span from 4 - 8 weeks.

Deadline: August 31, 2022