Call for Proposals - Ongoing

CoCA is seeking letters of interest from emerging and experimental artists and curators for our upcoming exhibition season and beyond.

Back in the early days, CoCA curators would find the artist then create the space to exhibit that artist. While we work on finding our forever home and just in time for the 35th anniversary of our first exhibition (which featured the now famous James Turrell) CoCA is in full pop-up mode again. We are currently in two interim spaces in Georgetown and Capitol Hill and are exploring additional opportunities.

We are seeking artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, and the curators who wrangle and present them. New media, new materials, new approaches, new discussions are some of the areas we are interested in; from film and flame to sound and smells, from augmented to virtual, we want to know who you are, what you’re doing, what you’re using, who you’re doing it with and, if you’re a curator, what you’re saying.

Collaborative efforts are our favorites, especially when they connect with and present under-represented artists with differing perspectives: age, gender, ethnic heritage, and physical abilities. The work does not have to be for sale; installation, immersive, interactive art is highly valued by our curatorial committee and audience.

So, shoot us a short letter of interest (LOI) with a link to your website if you have one, a couple of still shots or video links. At this point, please do not spend a lot of time putting a slick package together; simply give us a taste of who you are and what you’re doing and we’ll get back to you if the right place and time converge to present your work.

Note: In general, CoCA will provide space, time, outreach, insurance and some personnel support for your project. However, we are not a funding organization: you will need to be financially able to realize your vision. When possible, we may be able to assist you with putting together grants and funding proposals.

Send your LOI or questions to

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