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29 Nov 2022

Compete ECOCA Open Call 2023

Ely Center of Contemporary Arts New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Ely Center of Contemporary Arts

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 15, 2023 – ECOCA is pleased to announce guest curator, Nico Wheadon, will curate an exhibition from our Open Call 2023 submissions. The exhibition will run from March 12 – April 30, 2023.

Nico Wheadon is an independent arts consultant, curator, educator, and writer based in New Haven, CT. She is also founder and principal of bldg fund, LLC; a visiting critic at the Yale School of Art; and a board member at The National Academy of Design, and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. An advocate for BIPOC and womxn artists in all endeavors, she uses her myriad platforms to deepen the canon of contemporary art, whilst cultivating an engaged community of practice… see more


  • Exhibition curated by nico wheadon to take place March 12 – April 30, 2023
  • Solo exhibitions curated by ECOCA
  • Digital Grace, a rotating online exhibition platform, as well as other online programming and exhibitions
  • Thematic group exhibitions
  • Project space for video, installation, and experimental works
  • Perspectives Gallery @ Whitney Center, Hamden, CT (curated by Debbie Hesse)
  • Other off-site and online opportunities
  • Special interviews and social media features


  • Artists may submit up to five works
  • New media, film, or video works are encouraged, though equipment is limited, supplemental equipment welcomed
  • Artists are responsible for hand-delivery of artwork. We do not ship work, see exception below (exception: Shipping option for March 6 – April 24, 2022 exhibit with Kristina Newman-Scott, curator
  • All artwork accepted must be ready to hang or install
  • Please note ECOCA cannot accept any single work valued at more than $10,000.

$35 app fee: Includes 1 – 5 artworks’


Artists retain 70% of the proceeds from any work sold.

The Ely Center of Contemporary Art’s mission is to ensure the continuation of its essential identity as a vibrant arts center bringing together and collaborating with its community around curatorial practice that initiates and instigates issues, ideals, and innovations to explore the human condition and to address a larger cultural context of interests in more open and inclusive dialogues.

Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 907-4151

Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Exhibition - Group and Sales.

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