Calls for Artists

Page updated on May 14, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Artists, performers, makers, and creators can find paid opportunities to share their talents with the people of Alexandria.

Current Opportunities


Deadline: Ongoing

The Mobile Art Lab activates public spaces and connects art with people. The Office of the Arts offers paid opportunities for local artists, makers, performers, and creatives who lead participatory activities for Alexandrians of all ages. Past projects have included video projections, screenprinting, silent discos, jewelry making, 'zine making, drum circles, and hennah designs. If you would like to pitch a creative project for consideration, contact Tia Bural at


Program and Operating Grants

Deadline: The deadline for the 2019 program has passed. 2020 applications will open in February.

The Office of the Arts stewards the City of Alexandria's Arts Grants program with the intent of reaching these goals: 

  • To strengthen Alexandria's creative capacity by providing its residents with diverse opportunities to meaningfully engage with the arts;
  • To improve the capacity and stability of Alexandria-based arts organizations to create, perform, and present works of artistic excellence and innovation through organizational support and program funding;
  • To create a vibrant urban environment by supporting diverse individual artists, organizations, and other entities in the creation, performance, and presentation of high-quality works of art across the City of Alexandria. 

The online grants portal for FY21 will launch in February 2020 with an anticipated deadline in late March 2020. Mailed or hand-delivered applications are not accepted. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Click here to review information about this past year's grants program. 

Click here to request access to recive access to the grant portal once it goes live in 2020.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Visit for more opportunities to work and show work at Torpedo Factory Art Center.