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 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's exhibition program is by invitation only. Artists are welcomed to send exhibition announcements and publications to the Museum. However, our curatorial team is not able to offer feedback, accept proposals, or return materials.

2016 BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair

Calling all zinesters, comic creators, photobook makers, and DIY publishers! We’re gearing up for BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair at MOCA Cleveland, planned for Friday-Saturday, August 26-27, 2016. Mark your calendar and submit your application by June 24, 2016.

For Musicians:

MOCA Cleveland regularly features musicians, DJs, and bands in its public programs. The museum allows musicians living within 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.