Applications for our 2019 theme, “Etymology of Butch” by Kristin Chang, are now closed, but you can still follow and participate in the conversation at #apossiblepractice. Please check back in December 2019 for our new theme and details about our open call to artists.

Maine-based artists interested in A CLEARING apply to create original artwork in response to rotating themes.

All work and collaborations are welcome. To us, “work” means any thoughtful interaction with the theme through your original creation in any medium including visual, audio, text, performance, interactive workshop, [etc.]; collaborations and returning artists welcome. Artists are selected based on the quality of their work samples and its connection to the theme. A CLEARING shares and promotes the selected work through community happenings, social media, and sales. All selected artists are paid equally for their work. Accepted artists will also have the option selling pieces created both inside and outside of the theme in our online shop. To make this practice sustainable for all, A CLEARING receives a 30% portion of profit of all art sold. Previous artists are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Participation with the theme is not limited to featured artists and the application process. At any time throughout the season, you can choose to create work in response to our theme, tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #apossiblepractice. We may select your work to share on our social media, deepening the collective conversation. We may also contact you for further collaboration (artist interviews, blog features, permission to reprint, etc.).

This practice is open to makers of all kinds.


Reflections from A CLEARING in your inbox.
On letterhead, mostly monthly.