creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

 



Calls for Entry Artist Residency  |  Proposals  |  Internships  Paid Positions|  Download the Full Season Opportunities Poster

All Manifest calls-for-entry are open to all artists, from students to professionals, unless otherwise noted.

  GENERAL EXHIBITION INFO FOR ARTISTS

Manifest Grand Jury Prize — Season 14

A $2500 cash prize awarded to the best of the best of each season of gallery exhibitions at Manifest. The prizewinner will be selected from among a pool of the top jury-scoring works from across the season through a final end-of-year grand jury process. All current season exhibitors are potentially eligible for this prize.* Candidates will be announced in early fall 2018.

SEASON 15 will continue this process for each exhibit across the year.


 

INFO

   

The Manifest Jury Process

The Manifest jury process is conducted by a rotating peer group panel of volunteers who are artists and arts professionals from around the country and beyond. Panel makeup changes from exhibit to exhibit in order to eliminate trends from occurring, and to promote diversity in the types of work shown in the gallery. The process is always conducted as a blind jury where only the work in question is judged, not personalities, histories, achievements, education levels, or reputations.

Manifest is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit founded by artists for artists, now in its 15th season. Since its launch in 2004 the exhibition program has included works by nearly 2000 artists from all 50 U.S. states and over 30 different countries. Manifest's exhibits and publications combined have featured nearly 7000 works by over 2700 artists. Our organization has provided considerable support to working artists through all four aspects of its programming, and this continues to evolve year by year as engagement with the community and artists near and far increases.

 

  Learn More About the Manifest
Peer Jury and Curatorial Process
HERE

  Calls for Entry   ( Annual Publications Surveying Painting, Drawing, and Photography )

INDA 14 (Drawing)
14th International Drawing Annual
(publication)
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2018

A competitive peer-juried call for works of drawing of all types
made since January 1, 2016. This will be the last opportunity to participate in this publication and drawing award until 2022!

$2000 in prizes, with $1200 first prize.


WRITING
Ongoing Call for Writing (publication)
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, or other works related to practices
of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the subject of LIGHT


ENTRY INFO

  Calls for Entry   ( 2018-2019   |   Upcoming Season 15 - Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2018 – August 2019)

UTILITY
A Call for Works of Art that Function
Deadline to Submit: November 16, 2018

An international call for functional works.

ENTRY INFO


SINKS & CHAIRS
A Call for Works Featuring Sinks or Chairs
Deadline to Submit: November 18, 2018

A call for works of any media or genre featuring the ubiquitous subjects of either sinks or chairs.

ENTRY INFO


SIMILITUDE
An International Call for Portraiture
Deadline to Submit: November 20, 2018

A call for works of portraiture of any kind, including non-traditional, experimental, and straight-forward traditional portraiture.

ENTRY INFO



  Special Programs + Awards  

Manifest Artist Residency
(MAR) 2018/2019

Deadline to Apply: April 9, 2019

A year-long free studio residency to support creative research.

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. The award will include 24/7 use of up to a 500 sq.ft. north lit studio for one full year, exposure to Manifest's visitors during gallery events, free access to hundreds of hours of Manifest Drawing Center life-drawing sessions, darkroom, and more.



APPLICATION
PROCESS CLOSED
FOR 2018/19




PROJECT JURIES UNDERWAY

  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL PENDING PUBLICATIONS
  • INPA 9 (publication + awards)
  • GEOMETRIFICATION
  • REGIONAL (Gulf South)
  • REGIONAL (New England)
  • The 9th Annual MANIFEST PRIZE
  • 9th Annual TAPPED



  Gallery Internships & Volunteer Opportunities for Community Service



Manifest is now seeking interns and volunteers for the current season and beyond.


Ideal applicants will be quality-minded, responsible, and outgoing individuals. Students in any field of study are qualified, however successful applicants should have a reasonable interest in the art and design fields, art history, business, statistics, philosophy, sociology, etc. Internships at Manifest provide valuable hands-on experience with the operations of a small non-profit organization functioning at a level equivalent to most commercial or university galleries and many museums. Our interns often use their tenure at Manifest as a springboard to graduate school or full-time employment at museums and organizations around the country.

Manifest will work with college programs to coordinate the awarding of college credit. Non-students are eligible to apply for volunteer internship positions as well.





  Paid Positions


Manifest is not currently hiring. But we are always looking for a few good volunteers!

 

NO OPEN POSITIONS

 






Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.



gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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cincinnati, ohio 45206


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cincinnati, ohio 45227


  

 


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