Call for Mid-Career, Lens-Based Artists

Baxter St’s open call for mid-career, lens-based artists supports those artists who fall in between the categories of emerging and established artists. This exhibition series will further Baxter St’s goal to foster belonging in the cultural sector by offering mid-career lens-based artists a solo exhibition opportunity.


Stipend: $1,000. In addition to the stipend, residents will receive a production fee to realize their exhibition.

Solo Exhibition: Each awardee will be granted a solo exhibition in Baxter St at CCNY’s Project Space.

Public Programming: Participants will take part in a public artist conversation.

Mentorship: Participants will have a one-on-one meeting with a member of Baxter St’s Art Advisory Board

Social Media and Marketing: Baxter St will offer professional social media and marketing support for the artists’ exhibitions as well as professional digital installation photos for the artists’ portfolios.


Eligible artists must reside in the New York City area, have worked in the medium for 8+ years, not be represented by a major gallery, and not have had an NYC solo show within the past year. 


Work Sample: Provide a work sample of 10 images (required, this can include installation shots) and up to 1 video (optional, maximum 3 minutes).

Letter of Intent: Provide a short paragraph (maximum 300 words) with an exhibition proposal addressing what project you aim to realize as a solo exhibition at Baxter St’s Project Space and how the project would most benefit your artistic work and career goals. 

Artist Statement: Provide a brief, one-paragraph artist statement (maximum 300 words).

CV: Provide a one-page artist’s resume.

APPLY: Complete your application through the form at this link,


A jury of art professionals will consider all eligible applications.

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Support for the Mid-career Lens-based Artist Initiative is provided by the William Talbott Hillman Foundation.