The Arts Council of Princeton provides this space for member artists to share their exhibitions (left column). The right column lists open calls for artists in all kinds of opportunities. To submit a listing, please send an email with all the pertinent information, including a link to the originating website, with the subject line “Artist Opportunity” to Membership is required to place an exhibition listing. Enroll or renew here.

Member Artists Exhibiting in and around Central New Jersey

Members may email to be listed here as an exhibiting artist.
Please send:
Title of show
Dates on view
and a link for more information


Annual Members Exhibition

Each year, the Arts Council is proud to display the work of our talented members. The 2019 Annual Members Exhibition will be on display in our award-winning Taplin Gallery from 11/23 through 12/21 with an Opening Reception on 11/23.
Submission deadline is 11/20. View the prospectus here.

Call for Mural Proposals

The Arts Council of Princeton is now receiving entries for work from emerging artists that captures the colors, energy, and vibrant atmosphere of Cafe 214. The selected artist will learn how to work with a design team and client, plus have their work featured in a public space.

This competition is open to all high school students and emerging artists under 25 years of age. All submitted original artwork should be representative of the final design and submitted to the Arts Council of Princeton by November 1, 2019.

The selected artist will receive $500 plus a $500 material reimbursement. The client will supply the artist with 3 4ft by 8ft panels to paint and will install the finished mural.

The finished mural will be installed by January 5, 2020. For more details and submission information, contact Maria Evans at or 609.924.8777. 

Call for Artists: The Spirit of Truth-Seeking
in collaboration with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University

Colleges and universities, especially those devoted to liberal arts education, are fundamentally concerned with the pursuit, transmission, and preservation of knowledge. They are, according to Professors George and West, “truth-seeking institutions.” In their October 11th conversation—part of the Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council—the professors will discuss the conditions that need to be established and maintained for colleges and universities to fulfill their truth-seeking mission. They will consider the virtues that must be exemplified and practiced by faculty and students alike if in the various fields of study the frontiers of knowledge are to be pushed back, understanding of complex matters is to be deepened, and wisdom is to be found.

We invite artists working in any medium to use their gifts to capture the spirit of the occasion and of the friendship between these two scholars, teachers, and dialogue partners.

Submissions will be published in a website photo gallery at Ten finalists will be selected to have their artwork displayed at the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) located at the Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Please see below for submission guidelines and exhibition details.


  • A photo that is representative of the final design must be submitted via the entry form below by Friday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Each artist may submit one piece for consideration.
  • Artwork may not exceed 24 inches in any direction. All works must be READY TO HANG and must not exceed five (5) pounds.
  • The James Madison Program and the Arts Council of Princeton reserve the right to refuse works of art that include themes which are pornographic, offensive, or out of alignment with ACP’s stated mission of building community through the arts.
  • The Arts Council of Princeton will promote the sale of exhibited works and will take a 30% commission from the selling price. (Artwork being for sale is not required.)

Click here to learn more and register your artwork.

Art of the Script
in collaboration with McCarter Theatre Center

Art of the Script is a community project that invites local artists to create work inspired by scripts from upcoming McCarter productions. Work will be exhibited, and available for sale, in McCarter’s lobbies during the run of one of the five shows in the 2019-2020 season. Audiences will have the opportunity to view the art during pre-show and intermission to enhance their understanding of the script, or simply engage in conversation about the artwork! This project will allow audiences to dive deeper into the storytelling and celebrate the work of artists living and working in our community.

This season of productions includes Gloria: A Life, a retrospective on Gloria Steinem’s life and a conversation about her message today, as well as the classic horror tale Frankenstein, as told through the imaginative Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago. Goodnight Nobody is a world premiere play about old friends trying to stay connected as their lives diverge. Sleuth is a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie thriller filled with plotted murders, jealousy, and revenge. The final show of the season is The Refuge Plays, a compassionate and funny mystical drama. It explores the need for connection and love when, despite a complex past, family and forgiveness can still prevail.


Drop by the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, to sign out a script for ONE WEEK- this will require a $20 deposit, returned when the script is brought back.

Script Availability:

Artwork Drop-off Dates:

  • Goodnight Nobody: Delivered by January 6
  • Sleuth: Delivered by March 2
  • The Refuge Plays: Delivered by May 4

Submitted artwork must:

  • Be connected to the script in theme, mood, or historical context
  • Be 2-dimensional and ready to hang
  • Not exceed 18 inches in any direction
  • Not exceed 5 pounds

Additional information

  • Artists must be 18 years or older
  • The Arts Council and McCarter will promote the sale of exhibited work and collect 30% commission from the selling price. Artwork is not required to be available for sale.
  • McCarter Theatre and/or the Arts Council of Princeton reserve the right to not display work that is deemed inappropriate or not suitable for hanging.
  • For more information, contact Carrie Ballenger at

Community Stage Performance Series
Call for Proposal 

The Arts Council of Princeton presents a Call for Proposal for its Community Stage Performing Art Series. Community Stage productions are free and open to the public, held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enables the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality performing arts experiences.

The Community Stage Series is booked on a rolling basis and will be scheduled at the discretion of the Arts Council, no less than 8 weeks from receiving a proposal.

Community Stage performers are local not-for-profit groups that are enthusiastic co-promoters and require no sound/lighting production. For example, a local children’s chorus group meets the criteria, but an individual’s child ballet recital does not.

Community Stage Performers ARE:
– performing in affiliation with a non-profit/community organization to present music, dance, spoken word, theater, etc.

Community Stage Performers ARE NOT:
– individuals/bands/professional artists looking for performance space.  For more information about the ACP’s rental space for recitals, click here.

The Arts Council retains the right to approve/deny Community Stage opportunities at its discretion.

To be considered for a Community Stage Performance:

If you believe your group fits the above criteria, please email Program Coordinator Melissa Kuscin at with the subject line Community Stage Performance Proposal.

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Deadline: Registration Ongoing
CaFE (Call For Entry) is the free service that the State Arts Council is now using to inform visual artists of opportunities to apply for State Arts Inclusion commissions and more. Free registration in CaFE means monthly listings of public art projects, fellowships, juried competitions and other opportunities for artists not only in New Jersey but in other states as well. Artists manage their own profiles including 100 images of work, resume, bio and professional skills which can be used when applying for opportunities announced through CaFE. This transparent process allows artists to find, select and apply for commissions and opportunities, all within one system! Learn more: CaFE or email Don Ehman, Director of Artists’ Services, NJ State Council on the Arts

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Open Call for Artists and Curators
Deadline: Registration Ongoing

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) announces an open call for its residency program. ISCP is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world, including the United¬ States. With 35+ artists and curators in residence at all times, ISCP is a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners. The program provides residents with the space, time, and support to develop new projects.

CREATIVS.US – Center for Cultural Innovation and the National Endowment for the Arts
Online community forum expanding opportunities for artists
Open to all artists