We Want to Support You,
Our Local Literary, Musical and Visual Artists!
Heights Arts is always looking for new artists from Northeast Ohio to promote through our ongoing Literary, Music and Visual Arts programming. We aim to connect these groups with audiences by providing exhibitions, concerts, poetry events, a year-round and Holiday Store, and programs which support the creativity that is our community.
Interested in volunteering at one of our events? Learn more here.
Call for Visual Artists
Applications accepted year-round
Applications accepted year-round and by invitation for our annual Holiday Store
We welcome artists from our region to submit artwork for inclusion in our gallery exhibitions. Heights Arts presents five group shows and five solo artist shows per year. Artists do not have to be members to apply, but must become members if they are accepted. Learn more and apply to be featured in a future group or spotlight exhibition, or learn more and apply to our 2020 Members Show.
Heights Arts’ galleries include our store, where we sell jewelry, glassware, photographs, and other hand-crafted work by local artists. In addition, we fill our gallery space from November through December for our yearly Holiday Store event. Learn more and apply to sell your work in our year-round Store.
Call for Poets
Applications accepted through October, 2019
Applications will be available starting October 1 through December, 2019
Ekphrastacy (artists talk + poets respond)
Ekphrastacy is Heights Arts’ yearly series of poetry programs. Poets compose new poems inspired by exhibitions on view in our galleries and participate in a public reading of their work. Selected poets will collaborate with our Poet Laureate for each program. Learn more and apply to participate in our Ekphrastacy Series.
2020-2022 Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate
Heights Arts is now accepting applications for our 2020-2022 Poet Laureate. Poets across northeast Ohio are eligible to apply. Heights Arts, in collaboration with Cleveland Heights City Council, has supported this Poet Laureate program for 20 years. Learn more and apply to be the 2020-2022 Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate
Call for Musicians
Applications accepted through October 31, 2019
Heights Arts presents a number of concerts each year in our main gallery. Concerts feature local ensembles and are free to the public. The audience enjoys these musical performances amongst exhibitions by local visual artists. Learn more and apply to perform in our 2020 Gallery Concert Series.
Call for Community Team members
Heights Arts is looking for volunteers with professional experience and / or connections with our community of the literary, musical and visual arts. These Volunteer Community Teams represent each of our disciplines and provide a valuable link to our local arts community. Team members provide expertise, programming ideas, and connections to poets, musicians and artists for inclusion in our programs each year. Apply to be a member of one of our Volunteer Community Teams. Applications are open until openings are filled.