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Artist Submissions

CAC Unsolicited Artwork Submissions Policy 2019 


Thank you for your interest in the Contemporary Arts Center and for sharing your work. We invite artist submissions on an ongoing basis, but due to volume, will only respond to selected individuals. Please note, we are not able to return any shared materials so do not mail any original documents or artworks. The CAC retains the right to dispose of any received material. If you wish to share a digital CV or portfolio, please email If you wish to submit any non-original materials relevant to your project(s) by post, please address them to:  

Curatorial Department
Contemporary Arts Center
44 East Sixth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

To learn more about the CAC’s programming and mission, visit We look forward to hearing from you!

Detailed Information

  • We do not accept original works at the front desk or by mail for review or donation. We do not take responsibility for any items that are sent to us.  
  • The CAC does not maintain a permanent collection. Therefore, we will not consider any objects for purchase.  
  • Any portfolios, slides, documentation of artwork left for curatorial consideration will not be returned to the sender, nor do we arrange for pickup of items left at the front desk.  
  • We are not able to provide appraisals of art objects or provide information on work unrelated to our own exhibition programming. 
  • We are not equipped to provide object conservation assistance or information. 
  • Artists are advised against bringing any original work or portfolios to the museum with the intent of having a member of the staff review or provide an assessment of their work without a prior appointment.

Submission of materials in no way guarantees the artist’s work will be included in any future exhibitions.

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