Annual Call for Artists



ATHICA calls all artists working in any media with a cohesive body of work to apply to exhibit their work. All work is worthy and challenging, progressive, and innovative work is welcome. Artists can apply as individuals or propose small group exhibitions. Proposals from curators and curatorial teams are also welcome. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the ATHICA Exhibitions Committee; the committee may offer individuals or teams a small group exhibition in  the main gallery in the Leathers Building at 675 Pulaski St., Athens, GA or a solo exhibition at ATHICA@Ciné, our downtown satellite location at Ciné Arthouse Cinema at 234 W Hancock Ave.  Exhibitions are scheduled and planned for up to two calendar years in advance and the selection process is competitive. The annual deadline for application ends on June 30th.

Required Application Materials

Completed Application Form:
Including the following:

    • Artist statement (curatorial statement) about the body of work (proposed exhibition)
    • CV (artist or curators)
    • Brief artist’s / curators’ bio
    • 10-15 high quality JPG/JPEG/PNG images or video links for consideration combined into a single Word document or PDF. Please label each item with a brief description, title, and date.
      • Example: “Painting, Oil and Pastel, Sunset on the Rhine, 2019″
      • Example:  “Video, 15 minutes, Banana Peel, 2020″

Completed $10 Application Processing Fee:
Only applications with paid fees will be considered. If you need an application fee waiver, please contact

If Selected for Exhibition

      • The artist(s)/curator(s) will be offered an opportunity as part of a solo or small group exhibition in the main ATHICA location or a solo exhibition at ATHICA@Ciné.
      • 675 Pulaski St. Exhibitions are collaboratively curated by the ATHICA Exhibitions Committee and the artist(s).  A curator is assigned and the team works with the director to manage logistics. Generally these exhibitions are on view for about a month. ATHICA provides a small artist stipend to help with transportation and shipping. ATHICA provides a reception for the artists.
      • Ciné Solo Exhibitions are artist-self-curated, are up for two months, and installed/deinstalled by the artist. Receptions are to be hosted by the artist with beverages available through the Ciné cash bar. Complete Guidelines for Solo exhibitions: ATHICA@Ciné Gallery Artist Guidelines
      • Artist responsibilities for exhibitions include:
        • Completion of a loan and exhibition agreement outlining all terms and guidelines
        • Provision of any additional information needed for promotional purposes
        • Preparation of artwork in accordance with guidelines (framing or other professional presentation of work required; subject to ATHICA’s review)
        • Co-promotion of exhibition on artist’s social media accounts
        • Donation of 30% of any sales to ATHICA, or,  ATHICA and Ciné via ATHICA, which will handle the donation-sharing with Ciné

Deadlines and Application:

      • Deadline for 2026-27: June 30, 2025

Application Form:

Application Fee: