Antenna Collective Call for New Members

In June of 2023, The Antenna Collective will invite a new cohort of artists, writers and curators to join Antenna Collective. The Collective is welcoming submissions March 4th, 2023 – April 14th, 2023. Please email amelia@antenna.works for any questions.

The Submission Deadline is April 14th, 2023, at 11:59 pm CST
Free to apply.
The application will automatically close after 60 submissions. 

The Antenna Collective is an interdisciplinary group of artists, writers, makers, and innovators that collaboratively curate, exhibit, and maintain Antenna’s Gallery Spaces located at 3718 St. Claude Ave. The Antenna Collective consists of a culturally and socially engaged group of New Orleans based artists who combine their energies and experiences for the cultivation of the New Orleans art community. To learn more about the Collective, you can visit our website at https://www.antenna.works/collective/

Open Calls :: Exhibitions

The 2023 and 2023 Open Call for Exhibitions has closed. Learn more about our finalist here.
The Open Call for Exhibitions for 2025 will be open from October 2023 – January 2024.

National Open Call for Exhibitions

An exhibition opportunity for individual visual artists or collaborators working in any visual art medium. Click here to see the 2023 and 2024 recipients.

First Floor Gallery Open Call for Exhibitions

Formerly known as the Reading Room Open Call, the First FloorGallery Open Call is seeking proposals that take an expansive, de-colonial, and experimental approach to exhibit-making through artist books, zines, literary culture, or collaborations between artists and writers. Click here to see the 2023 and 2024 recipients.

Louisiana Open Call for Exhibitions

An exhibition opportunity for artists living and working in Louisiana. One Solo and one Group exhibition will be selected. Click here to see the 2023 and 2024 recipients.

Antenna Press Open Call Publishing Award

Open for submissions
: October 1 to December 1, 2023

Antenna Press accepts proposals for book projects that align with Antenna’s mission to support cultural contributors and cultural bearers who produce projects at the intersection of gender and identity, the environment, equity, renewable resources, abolition, restorative justice, and the histories of the Gulf South.

We encourage thoroughly developed and/or finalized book project proposals for unique and creative interpretations of publications in the following categories: chapbooks, graphic novels, photobooks, flipbooks, comics, graphic novels, guidebooks, how-to guides.

We accept six proposals a year, divided amongst local and national recipients, and selected by a jury consisting of past recipients, and individuals with a background in publishing and visual art. The jury panel is announced when the call for submissions is opened.

Awardees receive:

-$500 stipend (to be split among any authors/artists/collaborators)

-Up to 20 hours of design and layout assistance from Paper Machine staff.

– A first edition of 75 copies. The award recipient will receive 25 of these copies, the remaining 50 will be sold through Antenna Press. The author can purchase additional copies at cost. Additional editions will be produced once the first edition sells out, and the author/artist will receive an additional $100 grant at the reprinting of additional editions.

Please email publications@antenna.works with any questions.


The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of Antenna, Ashé Cultural Art Center, Junebug Productions and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Andy Warhol Foundation Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.
Learn more about Platforms fund here, and see past grant recipients here.