Artist & Talent Call 2017

We are excited to announce some great showcase opportunities for local artists for Summer & Fall 2017! Please check-out the details below and make-sure to get your submissions in ASAP! If you know of anyone who would be perfect for any of these opportunities please share this info with them!


  • For SUMMER opportunities please send us your portfolio to
  • For participation in ART ALL NIGHT fill out the form HERE

Art Soiree’s goal is to discover, support and promote talented local artists, by providing them unique and exciting opportunities to showcase their work and talent to a wider audience.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES (SUMMER 2017) – Our annual summer concert series featuring local performance artists is back starting June 8th and every week through August. This is a perfect platform for local up and coming as well as established musicians, bands and singers to take stage and showcase themselves to a wider audience. Each show attracts between 150-200 attendees. Events are free and open to public.

  • Open to trios and quartets of all music genres, preference given to internationally inspired and world music genres. Modest stipends available.
  • For submissions please send us your portfolio (short bio, photo for promotion, samples of music, website/social media links) via Please use subject line SUMMER CONCERTS

ARTISTIC FUSION SERIES (SUMMER 2017) – We are excited to announce that we will host 8 weeks of artistic fusion series during June, July and August. The series will run every other Saturday and will consist of unique weekly shows presenting a true fusion of live art and performances, coming together of many styles under one open sky.  Artists of different genres are invited to create new art works through live collaborations and showcase their work in front of invited audiences throughout the creative process.

  • Genres: Graffiti/Mural Live Painting, Video Art Installations, DJs, Bodypainters, Musicians, Performers, Live Acts, Synchronized Swimmers, Circus Acts,  etc. Modest stipends available.
  • For submissions please send us your portfolio (bio, images of sample works, website) via Please use subject line ART FUSION

ART ALL NIGHT (SEPTEMBER 2017) – Art All Night, an all night festival celebrating all things local,  has been taking over DC every September since 2011. Since its inception in 2011, Art Soiree has been the festival’s first cultural partner and one of the founding members, curating the most unique experiences every year of the festival. In 2011 we put the WonderBreadFactory on the cultural map, and in 2013 we made it the crown jewel of the Shaw. In 2014 we brought a new neighborhood experience – North Capitol DC – to now a citywide Art All Night DC festival. In 2016 we curated everything from Digital Art Installations in Dupont to bringing and Nuit Cirque experience to North End Shaw to turning two giant lots of North Capitol into fabulous art epicenters boasting with local arts and music. If you are interested in helping us make history, create something artistically new and unique then make sure to send us your submissions!

  • Submissions are due July 1st USE FORM HERE –  late submissions will be considered on a case by case basis, however, do not guarantee availability of space.
  • Locations: TBA
  • Photos from previous years can be found on our FB page.
  • Submissions are welcomed from artists and organizations/collectives/groups in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to: visual art, music, theatre, dance, performance art, DJs, video, digital, interactive and sound art. Family friendly proposals are also welcome. Artists will be allowed to sell their works at the event. Financial stipends are not guaranteed, but may be available. Please let us know if you have specific requirements.