Side Arts | About Call For Artists Promotion Service

About Side Arts

Avoid low numbers of applicants. Promote calls for artists using Side Arts, the most trusted public relations platform for visual arts organizations.

Promote calls for artists to established and emerging visual artists worldwide including painters, photographers, sculptors, crafters, and makers of all kinds and all experience levels. Calls for artists include:

  • Exhibitions – artwork shows featuring selected artists
  • Competitions – awards for themed art contests
  • Vendor events – art fairs and craft shows
  • Residencies – remote live-in spaces for creating art
  • Requests for proposals – paid art projects
15000+ MEMBERS
2000+ Facebook fans
2700+ Twitter followers
Gallerists, buyers, agents, curators, non-profits, businesses, local governments, and promoters use Side Arts to attract qualified visual artists worldwide.


Call for Artists and Exhibition Announcement Promotions

Attract visual artists in your area and worldwide

Avoid low numbers of applicants. Side Arts public relations platform delivers trusted exhibition, vendor event, competition, and other calls for artists to visual artists. We ensure that your listing promotion meets our rigorous standards and, most importantly, the standards of the creative arts, public relations, and content marketing industries.

Our goal is to consistently provide you with the highest quality content marketing management and promotion. We promise to never sacrifice quality at the cost of speed or price. Clients give Side Arts a 9/10 star rating for attracting qualified participants successfully.

Promotion Benefits:

  • Professional copywriting review of each listing ensuring best results
  • Promoted on Side Arts, Facebook, and Twitter
  • New listings emailed to artist members
  • Active until deadline or, if ongoing, until one year from the publish date
  • Long-term marketing and SEO benefits

Attract qualified visual artists. Side Arts delivers trusted exhibition, vendor event, competition, requests for proposal, residency, and grant calls for artists to visual artists who meet your criteria. Gallerists, buyers, agents, non-profits, businesses, local governments, and promoters use Side Arts extend the reach of their calls for artists and exhibition announcements to real, qualified artists – we do not use bots or lists.


Our Story


Side Arts’ public relations platform helps visual artists and crafter communities worldwide. It is based out of Philadelphia, PA.

Starting in 2006, Side Arts Founder, Todd Hestand, started a neighborhood club of visual artists with regular meetings, BBQ’s, and Friday night karaoke. A common challenge was the need to find trusted opportunities to exhibit and sell creative works. Each person spent much time online, often duplicating the research of friends and colleagues.

Side Arts was developed as a way for the group to repost quality opportunities. Other non-local visual artists discovered the service and requested to join. As the number of members grew, businesses, non-profits, and promoters began to express interest in posting opportunities directly to the site to extend their reach.

Side Arts relaunched in 2011 to focus on delivering trusted content — including calls for artists, vendor events, grants, requests for proposals and more — from businesses and organizations around the world. Today, over 200 new artist members join monthly and listings represent opportunities from over 50 countries.

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Todd Hestand
Todd Hestand, Founder, Side Arts, is an independent artist and business adviser. For over eight years he has served as the Manager of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy where he works with thousands of artists, crafters, and performers. His role includes individual consulting, teaching courses, and developing programs for entrepreneurially-minded artists. Previous experience includes eight years as an executive management consultant and five years in retail management.

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Mario Brondo
"Thank you, Side Arts! ♥ This is a great service to provide for artists!"
Off the Hook Arts
"Any artists looking for a chance to break through, check out Side Arts!"
"Thank you for the service you provide creatives!"