ARTE NOIR recently developed a Black Artist Roster as a means to bring greater visibility and access to Black artists residing in Washington State from across the creative spectrum. To complement the Black Artist Roster, we have also developed this dedicated submissions portal for the community to share their opportunities with Black artists. 

Within the portal, individuals and organizations can share the details of their upcoming arts opportunities. Opportunities can include but are not limited to calls for artists and curators, residencies, grants, and funding opportunities. 

Completing this form allows ARTE NOIR to share your information with a range of artists. Our commitment is to solely share information on the opportunity you submit; we take no responsibility for additional vetting or contact. Artists will be responsible for contacting you directly to follow up, should they be interested in applying. 

What are the benefits of sharing your opportunities with the Black Artist Roster? 

  • ARTE NOIR will communicate your opportunities directly to our Black Artist Roster via regular email communication. Where time is of the essence, we will do our best to alert artists promptly.
  • The opportunity submission form intends to eliminate as many barriers as possible for Black artists.
  • Artists on the roster reside in Washington State, are at least 15 years of age, and represent a broad spectrum of disciplines. 
  • Shared opportunities may be local, national, and international.

ARTE NOIR will not:

  1. Share an artist’s personal information directly to any inquiries we receive
  2. Apply to opportunities on behalf of artists 
  3. Act as an artist management service

Project Timeline

  • The pilot phase of the Black Artist Roster will be open for submissions from Thursday, June 12, 2024, through Monday, September 30, 2024. The roster will reopen for submissions in early 2025.
  • Individuals and organizations looking to reach Black artists and share arts opportunities can do so year-round. 
  • ARTE NOIR will continue to share local, national, and international opportunities with rostered artists throughout the year.

Important Notices

  • Saving Your Application: Submittable will automatically save your application at regular intervals, but you may also manually save your application at any time using the Save Draft button located at the end of this form. If you are completing your application in multiple sessions, please ensure you click the Save Draft button before exiting the application form to avoid losing your work. 
  • Internet Browsers: Submittable recommends using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari when using Submittable. Internet Explorer 11 or legacy versions of Microsoft's Edge browser (prior to version 20) are no longer supported, and you may run into problems if you are using the Submittable platform with these older browsers. 
  • Privacy Notice: ARTE NOIR will not publish or share your personal information. 

How to Use Submittable

Submittable maintains a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and offers step-by-step guides on their help platform here. For further assistance with the Submittable online application, please contact Submittable tech support at

If you have additional questions about the Black Artists Roster, please get in touch with ARTE NOIR via email at

Thank you for submitting your opportunity! 

The ARTE NOIR Black Artist Roster project is generously supported by The Gathering Collaborative of King County. In 2020, Martin Luther King, Jr. County declared racism as a public health crisis, recognizing that governments need to acknowledge and respond by undoing the centuries of harms of systemic racism in our society and equitably invest in dismantling racism and protecting the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Color so that all communities thrive. 

ARTE NOIR seeks to be a gathering place for exploring the dynamic creativity that springs from African and African American culture. With a focus on people, ARTE NOIR shines a light on the makers, thinkers, and doers who are, and have been, innovating in their fields; centering the soulfulness and power of Black art. ARTE NOIR exists to uplift Black artists! 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.