MOCA Cleveland aims to create critical dialogue on contemporary culture in Northeast Ohio. Our program regularly features artists working in the region in solo and group exhibitions, as well as through commissions. Additionally, the Museum works regularly with musicians and djs from the area on concerts and special events.

For Visual Artists:
The Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Program brings distinguished curators to Cleveland to conduct one-on-one studio visits with local artists as well as deliver a public lecture. For information on upcoming curators and how to apply for a studio visit, visit the program page


MOCA Cleveland's exhibition program is by invitation only. Artists are welcomed to send exhibition announcements and publications to the Museum. However, our curatorial team is not able to offer feedback, accept proposals, or return materials.

Artists living in Cuyahoga County or its six contiguous counties (Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Geauga, and Lake) are encouraged to apply for the twice-yearly Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator program; these submissions are also reviewed by MOCA Cleveland curators.

For more information contact Laura Ziewitz, Curatorial Assistant at

For Musicians:

MOCA Cleveland regularly features musicians, DJs, and bands in its public programs. The museum allows musicians living within 250 miles of the Museum to submit an application for consideration for one of our upcoming events. For more information on upcoming programs and the application process, visit the musician opportunities page.