Applying to Calls for Entry using CaFÉ
Create a CaFÉ™ profile.
Creating a profile is easy. To get started, click here.
  • Your acccount information may refer to an individual artist, or may reflect a team of up to three artists (appropriate for some calls). You may have separate CaFÉ™ accounts for each purpose.
  • The information stored by the CaFÉ™ system is used soley for the purpose of facilitiating your applications to open calls for entry and for soliciting your participation in such calls within the CaFÉ™ system. Your participation in our marketing efforts is optional, be sure to review the communication options as you register.
  • For help topics pertaining to your CaFÉ™ artist profile and general information, including FAQ's, click here.

Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they'll be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store:
  • Image Files (JPEG)
  • Audio Files (AIFF, WAV, XMF, MP3)
  • Video Files (3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS)
For more information about uploading work samples and formatting requirements, click here.

Apply to Calls!
With a CaFÉ™ profile and work samples added to your CaFE portfolio, you're ready to apply for calls! Click here to see a list of the calls currently available. The CaFÉ™ system works with a nationwide network of arts organizations, museums, galleries, art associations, public art programs, and many others to host a wide variety of opportunities and calls for entry on CaFÉ™, including but not limited to:
  • Artist Residencies
  • Art Awards and Competitions
  • Design
  • Fine Craft
  • Juried Exhibitions in many mediums and methods
  • Photography Competitions
  • Public Art Commissions
  • Roster and Pre-Qualified Lists, and more!


CaFÉ™ is a program of The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a regional non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. Learn more >

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