CALL FOR ARTISTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS

We Want to Support You,

Our Local Visual, Musical and Literary Artists!

Heights Arts is always looking for new artists from Northeast Ohio to promote through our ongoing Visual Arts, Music and Literary 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 reflects our community.

Interested in volunteering at one of our events? Learn more here.

Community Call for Artists, Musicians, Poets and YOU!


 

 

Applications reviewed monthly.

Open Call for Musicians

If you are professional ensemble of any genre in Northeast Ohio, we welcome your application to perform in the Heights Arts Gallery Concert or ARTbar series.

About ARTbar

ARTbar is a ticketed series that mixes a special menu of music, (and sometimes poetry), and ARTinis, where attendees can enjoy an evening of celebrated dynamic performers and curated cocktails.

About Gallery Concerts

Gallery concerts provide paid opportunities for local musicians of diverse musical genres to perform in a unique setting. All performances are free to the public.

The deadline for the 2023-2024 season is September 30, 2023. Applications received after that time will be considered for the following season.

Learn more and apply.

Booking dates for 2024

Random Acts of Art LIVE!

Born during the pandemic, the series features concerts at private homes and in partnership with community organizations. It provides meaningful work for Cleveland professional musicians beyond the gallery setting in your own neighborhoods. Let us connect you with musicians from a wide range of genres! Private bookings for these performances start at $200.00 for Heights Arts members and $250.00 for non-members, and can be tailored based upon preference or size. Apply to be a RAAL Host/Organizational partner or a Performer

 

For more information, contact Cameron at cgorman@heightsarts.org

Applications reopen in 2026

Heights’ 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 over 20 years. Applications reopen in 2026.

 

Applications accepted  year-round

Exhibitions

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. Solo 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.

Applications accepted  year-round and by invitation for our annual Holiday Store

Year-Round Store

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. Applications received between October-December will be reviewed in the following year. Click here to learn more and apply.

 

Learn more and apply to sell your work in our year-round Gallery Store.

Rolling Applications

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. Click here to learn more and apply.

 

Applications accepted  year-round and by invitation

Volunteer with us

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. Applications are open until openings are filled.

Apply to be a member of one of our Volunteer Community Teams