MINT is currently seeking proposals for dynamic and compelling solo exhibition, group exhibition, and curatorial project proposals. Curators are welcome to apply but we encourage you to consider the Curatorial Residency Application.


Please apply for only one While emerging artists and curators are preferred, there are no limitations on what may be submitted and who is eligible. Proposals will ideally highlight underrepresented work, and present a potentially tremendous stretch in growth and experimentation. A jury of five established working artists and arts professionals will select 5 proposals to be realized in MINT’s galleries 2, 3, or 4. The chosen proposals will be awarded $750 in W.A.G.E. fees, access to MINT resources and employees, and direction over programming and participants for their exhibition. There is no application fee. However, MINT is a nonprofit and relies on generous donations from supporters to keep our doors open. If you are able, a $15 contribution or a gift in any amount can be made at Donations are not required and will not impact the review or scoring of the applications.


Our 2023 Curatorial jury:

Jamele Wright, Artist and Professor at Clark Atlanta University

Rose Hyppolite, Curator

Jeffry H Wilcox, Artist

Makeda Lewis, Artist, Curator and ACP Program Coordinator

Demetri Burke, Former Leap Year Artist


Materials for submission

Please create one PDF of less than 25MB that includes:

  • Personal contact information – email, Instagram / website, and phone number
  • 1-5 images of work to be included in the exhibition or mockups if work is unfinished
  • Artist’s bio
  • Artist or Curatorial statement for the proposed exhibition. 250-500 words max
  • Preferred timing for exhibition (specific month or time of year) – we will do our best to accommodate all requests but will need to work within the constraints of our planned exhibitions


To submit, send the PDF to [email protected] with the email subject line “YOUR NAME” 2024 Open Call Exhibition Proposal.


  • Application Opens: February 3, 2024
  • Application Deadline: February 24, 2024 @ 11:59pm
  • Applicants can expect to be notified about selected proposals by no later than March 1, 2024
  • First exhibition will open January 2025


About MINT

MINT’s mission is to make Atlanta a destination for the arts: a cultural hub where artists thrive, patrons experience transformative work, and communities are activated and engaged.

Established in 2006 by Atlanta university students, MINT is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a space for emerging artists to thrive. We’ve showcased over 2,000 contemporary and experimental artists, embracing traditional and alternative media.

What sets us apart is our commitment to artists – we pay program artists regardless of sales, encouraging risk-taking and curiosity. Our curated exhibitions, community programs, and open calls shape Atlanta’s art scene, enriching the world with dynamic programming.

MINT believes in fostering creativity and innovation. Join us as we continue to engage, challenge, and support the vibrant artistic community in Atlanta.