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

Artists and long-term residents of Princeton Mic Boekelmann, Karen Stolper and Mary Waltham founded the Princeton Artist Directory (PAD) to strengthen the art community by creating opportunities for connection and collaboration. To submit an artist listing, click here.

Call for Artists: 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:

  • Sleuth: Delivered by March 8
  • 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 24 inches in any direction
  • Not exceed 8 pounds

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Participants will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the performance along with a special invitation to a networking night with our community partners.
  • For more information, contact Carrie Ballenger at

Call for Applications: Princeton Area Community Foundation

The Princeton Area Community Foundation administers a number of special awards to recognize achievement and dedication in our community. The Rebecca Annitto’s Service Opportunities for Students (SOS) Fund Internship Award and our Diana Rochford Memorial Fund Service Award give high school students the chance to have meaningful summer employment at nonprofits.

The Thomas George Artists Fund Award helps support young artists immediately following college graduation, and the Leslie “Bud” Vivian Memorial Fund Award recognizes community members who have spent years making this region a better place to live.
Deadline: Varying upon award
More information:

Call for Artists: Albany St. Bridge Project

The Albany St. Bridge Project is an art exhibition celebrating the historical relationship between Highland Park and New Brunswick, two independent and culturally diverse communities in New Jersey.

When: April 2nd-21st
Where: Highland Park Library
Artist Stipend: $200

Albany St. Bridge carries Route 27 across the Raritan River in New Jersey, connecting the town of Highland Park with the city of New Brunswick. The arch design dates back to the late 1800s, but the bridging of these two communities precedes that by over 300 years. It began in 1685, with a ferry service established by John Inian from Highland to Prigmore’s Swamp (today New Brunswick).

Looking for local artists to produce works of art engaging with the past and present narrative of the Albany St. Bridge. Artists will be provided with a collection of photos and drawings of the thoroughfare and background information in which to draw inspiration from. The works should represent connection.

To be considered for the project, please submit your portfolio or representation of your work (i.e. website, instagram, etc) to Grace Mann,

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