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Artist Application Resources

Studio and Residency and Artist Pro Tem Opportunities

2023 Open Call For Artists: Resident Artists & Artists Pro Tem

Torpedo Factory Art Center is accepting applications for Resident Artists — individuals or groups of up to four — who will earn three-year studio leases and Artists Pro Tem — individuals who will earn the ability to sublease and participate in the Art Center programming.

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Alexandria is ranked as one of the best City’s in America due in large part to its charm, from specialty boutiques and restaurants to an accessible rich history. This exhibit explores charm in art, being compelling, attractive, soothing, alluring, and even magical.

This exhibition will be in the lobby at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center located in the West End of Alexandria (5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311). The Exhibition represents a partnership between the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center and the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts.

  • Due: March 28, 2023 by 11:59 PM
  • Artists notified by: April 11, 2023
  • Art delivered to Torpedo Factory Art Center by: April 13, 2023
  • Exhibition: April 15, 2023 – July 24, 2023
  • Reception: TBD
  • Art picked up from Torpedo Factory Art Center: July 26 – 29, 2023

Open to all visual artists, at all levels of their career, who live or work within the City of Alexandria.  Artists may submit up to two (2) artworks.  Images shall be accompanied by artwork title, medium, size, date created.  Artists shall submit a short artist statement, less than 200 words. Art needs to be within 60” wide by 70” tall by 5” deep and must be less than 150 pounds.  Art must have been created within the past two years.

No commission on sales.  Free to Apply.

Questions: Email

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Public Arts Grants & Opportunities

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations as well as individual artists.

See Current Grants