Opportunities for artists to submit their work for exhibitions, events, and art-related collaborations are listed below. CIVA members are invited to post calls for art at no charge. Non-members are also welcome to post calls for art, however, there is a $50 fee for this service.

Pass the Piece: A Collaborative Mail Art Project

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021

Show Open Date: June 13, 2021

Location: Sojourn Arts, Louisville, KY

Details: Sojourn Arts is mailing out up to one hundred 8×10” panels, one to each participating artist. Each artist will start a panel that another artist will complete.  Each artist will finish a panel that someone else started.  Each artist will have their work exhibited and have a printed zine-style catalog of each piece from the exhibit. Artworks will be auctioned online with 50% going to the artists and 50% going towards Sojourn Arts interns’ travel expenses for the upcoming CIVA conference.

Project is limited to 100 participants. Find more information at

THE MOVING EXPERIENCE: A Journey Through Emotions Toward Hope

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2021

Event Dates: May 13-16, 2021

Location: Thrive Church, Wausau, WI

Juror: Stephanie Kohli

Details: THE MOVING EXPERIENCE is a collaborative effort of Thrive church, leading community artists, expert musicians, and experienced mental health professionals. We have come together to help the community address this mental health crisis. Our vision is to provide an experience that will help the exhibit attendee recognize and acknowledge their emotions through the power of art and music. This experiential art exhibit will allow one to journey from the shock associated with loss of normalcy, through grief, anger, towards acceptance, purpose and hope. Mental health tips will be incorporated in the exhibits to empower the attendee to learn to process their emotions in a healthy and productive way. Find more details here.


Submission Deadline: May 20, 2021

Exhibition Opening: June 20, 2021

Location: Charis Gallery at Roswell UMC, Roswell, GA

Juror: Kathy Fincher

Details: Doors…

They open up to a new job, a new interest, a new adventure and to new possibilities.
They close to the past, a bad situation, a poor relationship and provide protection, privacy, and peace.
An open door is an invitation, a greeting card for your home displaying windows, color, hardware, style.


A word that is referenced in 68 Bible verses.
We look forward to seeing your interpretations of Doors.

This is the fourth annual call for DOORS. Cash awards are given to select works.

Transcend Biennale 2021: Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021

Presenters Selected: August 15, 2021

Location: Austin, Texas

Details: The mission and purpose of CIVA has always centered around community. In order to foster that ethos of dialogue and connection, each session centers around a topic. The moderator will curate a conversational experience to encourage an atmosphere of dialogue and collaboration among all participants. Find more details and submit your abstract here.