UICA Apply for a Show

Apply for a Show

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. For over 39 years, UICA has remained a regionally focused institution bringing world-class contemporary culture to Michigan. By exposing the public to national and international art, we fulfill our organizational mission to build creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art.

UICA is always interested in proposals for works that address contemporary issues and concerns, and/or work that pushes traditional boundaries in its treatment of materials or subject. We offer several open calls per year that are posted to this webpage: 

For more information and to complete an application, visit: uica.slideroom.com.

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older. Exhibition opportunities are for emerging, mid-career, and established artists.

UICA strongly encourages artists to review gallery specifications if their proposed work is site-specific. Click here to view galleries diagram.