MOCA Cleveland aims to create critical dialogue on contemporary culture in Northeast Ohio. Our program regularly features artists working in the region in solo and group exhibitions, as well as through commissions. Additionally, the Museum works regularly with musicians and djs from the area on concerts and special events.

For Visual Artists:
The Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Program brings distinguished curators to Cleveland to conduct one-on-one studio visits with local artists as well as deliver a public lecture. For information on upcoming curators and how to apply for a studio visit, visit the program page
MOCA Cleveland reviews unsolicited artist submissions from artists living in Cuyahoga County or its six contiguous counties (Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga, and Lake). Submissions should be mailed to MOCA Cleveland with attention to Rose Bouthillier, Associate Curator. Electronic submissions are not reviewed. There is no submission form or guidelines, however a typical submission may include a CV, artist statement, and images or media files on CD. Do not send original art works. Submissions are not kept on file, and will not be returned unless they include a self-addressed stamped envelope.  The curatorial department endeavors to respond to submissions within six months.
Artists working outside of the region may send announcement cards about forthcoming exhibitions. At this time, MOCA Cleveland does not review unsolicited submissions from artists working outside the region unless otherwise noted in special programs or projects.
For more information contact Rose Bouthillier, Associate Curator at
For Musicians

MOCA Cleveland regularly features musicians, DJs, and bands in its public programs. The museum allows musicians living with 250 miles of the Museum to submit an application for consideration for one of our upcoming events. For more information on upcoming programs and the application process, visit the musician opportunities page.