Urban, an International Call for Works About the City, or City Life / Calls & Submissions

November 13, 2021

Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $40


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that depict or reference the City, or City Life. This exhibit has no defined expectation for type, media, or style of work to be considered or selected.

Cities grow, out and up. Mostly up. Cities are built new on top of old, old converted to new, sometimes for hundreds of years. The oldest cities may be whole civilizations deep. This density is its own kind of wilderness, though one made of bricks and concrete, rather than trees. Opportunities draw us to cities, and the connectivity they allow for often keeps us there. The concentration of human life—of shifting architectural design, of streets, of neighborhoods, of food, of languages and accents, of the spaces behind and between buildings, of the culture that thrives on deep talent pools—all of this creates distinct identities for each of our cities.

What does it look like to have so much of human civilization concentrated on one spot? How does the City shape culture, everyday life, and the art of our time?

$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.

ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($5000) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’.


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