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MOCA Opportunities for Artists

Everything you want to know about how to get a foot in the door! Whether you would like to submit an exhibition proposal, want to participate in our nationally ranked outdoor art show or would like to sell your hand-made items in our Museum Shop, MOCA staff are happy to assist you in learning about our museum.

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission

Since 1979, the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission has provided developmental and promotional support to local cultural organizations and activities as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life of the citizens of Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs 

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: ART UNDER GLASS. Art Under Glass is a pilot program of the City of Virginia Beach’s Office of Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with Town Center Associates, to make vacant storefront space in the Town Center Arts & Entertainment District available for temporary art exhibits by local artists.

Virginia Beach VIBE Creative District 

Vision of ViBe Creative District

A group of artists, restaurants and businesses in and around 18th Street came together last year to organize a First Fridays event. Based on the success of this event, there was momentum to expand that effort and formally develop a creative district in the area. The ViBe Creative District was formally established by the City Council on April 21, 2015. 

  • The district will focus on local and regional working artists and related retail.
  • It will attract both residents and visitors.
  • It is our hope that it will include an adaptive re-use location for a space for the production of art such as a welding studio, digital media center, ceramics.
  • It will promote the work of local individual artists and galleries

The Artists' Gallery

The Artists Gallery, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a working marketplace for visual artists, offering visitors the opportunity to experience artists creating, displaying and selling their original works of art. In addition to new works on display, the gallery sponsors group shows and individual exhibitions by members and invited guest artists. The Artists Gallery, in existence since 1988, is managed by the cooperative efforts of the exhibiting artists.

Old Beach Art Market

In collaboration with the Old Beach Farmers Market and local art supporters, the Old Beach Art Market is a intimate gathering of local artists who display their work for sale to the public. Local artists are welcome to sell their artwork and wares in the parking lot at the corner of 19nd Street and Cypress the First Saturday of each month throughout the summer. The 2012 season is starting June 2nd. Artists are required to secure a City of Virginia Beach business license. For more information and an application, email: or

Norfolk Cultural Affairs

Click here to read about Artist Opportunities in Norfolk.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts accepts applications for annual Visual Arts Fellowships.

  • $8,000 Professional Artists
  • $6,000 Graduate Students in Visual Arts and Art History
  • $4,000 Undergraduate Students in Visual Arts (includes college-bound high school seniors)

Artist Opportunities in Virginia

A page dedicated to gathering and posting opportunities for the Virginia artist - Call for entry deadlines, juried shows, residences, festivals, publications, fellowships, new galleries etc. Like them on Facebook to get updates.