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Artist Opportunities

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery offer numerous opportunities for artists


Juried Exhibition

This pioneering exhibition has provided a platform for emerging artists in Southern California for over six decades. The next Juried exhibition will be held  July 22 – September 16, 2018. Artists will be selected from an open call for entries by a jury of three experts in the field: Jonathan Griffin, art critic; Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Steven Nelson, Professor of African and African American Art History, UCLA.


Open Call

The next Open Call exhibition will take place in 2019. Please follow us on. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or sign up to receive our bi-weekly newsletter, on our Contact page to receive further information.


COLA Fellowship

The COLA Fellowship Program, produced by the DCA, honors an assortment of Los Angeles’ best contemporary artists. The supports the creation of new work culminating in an exhibition at LAMAG. or performing and literary arts showcase, and an online catalog to document and market the selected artists and their new works as one cross-section of the exciting Los Angeles art scene. Further information can be found here: http://dcaredesign.org/cola.