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Art in General’s Open Call

February 13, 2014


All artists, regardless of age, gender, and nationality

Artists who are or will be enrolled in a college or university art degree-granting program are not eligible to apply


Publicly launched in 2005, Art in General’s New Commissions Program centers on developing and exhibiting new and challenging work by artists at a pivotal point in their practice. We commission new projects in any medium or form—from painting to sculpture to performance to video to other, perhaps undefined, types of art or interdisciplinary work.

The organization works closely with artists to provide curatorial and logistical support to help them to develop their project from idea to final form. The high level engagement means that the process can involve an extended phase of research and development for the artists and Art in General. Through the New Commissions Program, we hope to challenge artists to work beyond the scope of their customary practice and to take risks, away from the marketplace, in a supportive environment.

Artists should only submit a brief written outline of the proposed exhibition or project (e.g. no more than 250 words), along with supporting material. There is no need to include a proposed budget for the project.


Responding to the current state of artistic and curatorial practice, Art in General’s Open Call has shifted from its once-a-year online deadline to a more fluid model of receiving and reviewing artists’ work. Artists are encouraged to submit project proposals at any point throughout the year–Art in General’s curatorial staff will review submissions quarterly.


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