During Idea Day, artists can meet with WPA Staff to learn more about our process, talk to us about ideas and questions that you have brewing, and discuss our Open Call for Ideas. We are currently seeking questions and ideas that will seed collaboratively organized, experimental research projects over the next 2–3 years.

We encourage artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to apply and meet with us virtually on Thursday, June 8 from 2:00-6:00 pmBook a meeting here.

Before meeting with us, please look through our recent programs to get a sense of the type of projects we support and read our idea submission guidelines.

  • We support artists as intellectuals & organizers.
  • Artists organize all of our programming—as an extension of their research. 
  • All projects begin with a question. 
  • The final form emerges through collaboration & inquiry.
  • Our goal is to build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships around knowledge-sharing. 
  • We created this program model because we recognize that artists are increasingly collaborating across boundaries and borders to shape discourse. 
  • Our program model allows artists to experiment without absorbing financial burdens. 
  • Our commitment to paying artists fairly is why we were the first arts organization between New York and Miami to be  W.A.G.E. certified in 2016. In 2020, 50% of our expenses went directly to artists.
  • On a rolling basis, we accept 100-word curiosity-driven idea submissions from artists living anywhere. 
About WPA's Open Call for Ideas

All of WPA’s programming begins with a question. On a rolling basis, we accept 100-word curiosity-driven research ideas from artists based anywhere. Our goal is to support artistic research and interdisciplinary practices through the development and presentation of multidisciplinary, collaborative projects, co-organized with WPA. We believe in artists as intellectuals and that collaborative ideation is a process—which can then lead to meaningful experimentation and imaginative cultural production. Learn more here.



June 8 from 2:00–6:00 pm