Call for Artists: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We're seeking local Asian/Pacific visual artists and/or artwork with Asian/Pacific themes to exhibit at CPL locations during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Exhibits will last four to 12 weeks.


Asian/Pacific visual artists who live in Chicagoland (city and suburbs) and/or artwork with Asian/Pacific themes.


Chicago Public Library neighborhood branches and Harold Washington Library Center. Accepted artists will be matched with appropriate locations and will need to set up and take down their artwork. Submit any travel restrictions (e.g., close to CTA) with your application.

Exhibit Case Dimensions

Exhibit cases vary by location. For this reason, please include the dimensions of your proposed exhibit in your application.

Application Requirements

To be considered, please submit the following (all in one document if possible):

  • Resume or CV
  • Contact information including email, home address and phone number
  • Brief description of proposed exhibit
  • Artist statement (150 words maximum)
  • Two to five images of artwork with dimensions and medium
  • Indication of travel restrictions
  • Indication of whether we may add your proposal to the Chicago Artist Files

Email entries to by 11:59 p.m. January 24. Artists will be notified by February 7.