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 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.

You can choose to create work in response to our theme in your own time, tagging us on Instagram. We may select 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.



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On letterhead, mostly monthly.