Phoenix Pride unites, educates, and engages people to support and empower the LGBTQ+ community and our allies.

In accordance with our mission statement, Phoenix Pride is hosting the 4th Annual PHOENIX PRIDE CREATIVE, a new initiative meant to engage and promote the creative talent within Arizona.

Phoenix Pride is seeking original expression of individual achievement, challenge, and experience. Artists are encouraged to represent the LGBTQ+ community in creative, bold, and original ways.

2022 Call To Artists is now closed. 

Submission Parameters

How To Enter:

While we encourage entries of various physical mediums, due to space limitations, Phoenix Pride requests that each piece of artwork be electronically submitted through digital means via the Phoenix Pride Website ( no later than December 15, 2021 @ 11:59PM (MST) for initial judging. No late submissions will be accepted.


  • The entrance fee is $15.00 per submission with a maximum of (3) submissions per individual.
  • Please include a brief description of your artwork including dimensions and material.
  • Open to any artist residing in Arizona, the Phoenix Pride Creative is soliciting submissions of any physical medium including (but not limited to) ceramic, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, etc. Examples of subject matter could include community progress, equality, a celebration of diversity and community, etc.
  • After the initial judging, semi-finalists will have the opportunity to display their original artwork at Exposed Studio & Gallery for final judging and will be recognized through Phoenix Pride social media.
  • The top 3 finalists will have the opportunity to display their artwork at the Parsons Center.


  • No profanity or nudity of any kind will be accepted (Unless in reasonable context of the work being presented. This will be determined on a case by case basis.).
  • If you wish to use models or pictures of any individual, you must provide a signed model release agreement in addition to the submission or it will be immediately rejected from consideration.

Also, take into consideration that we will be using this to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. Ensure it is within the guidelines and regulations for these social media outlets.

Submission Guidelines:

We will need two submission sizes to ensure that we are able to maximize exposure for the artist and community to see:

  • 336 x 280 (desktop)
  • 320 x 100 (mobile banner ads)
    • Resolution: 300 DPI (minimum)
    • High-quality photos

Note that this does not replace the organization logo in any way, but instead is strictly for main events that Phoenix Pride hosts annually.

Important Dates

Call for Artist opens

September 15, 2021 at 12:00am (MST)


Deadline for submissions

December 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (MST)


Notification Of Initial Selection For Gallery Show

January 15, 2022


Final Judging


Exposed Gallery & Studio, 4225 Nth Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013


First Place:

  • $1,000 Prize Money
  • (2) VIP Tickets to the 2022 Phoenix Pride Festival

Second Place:

  • $400 Prize Money
  • (2) Regular Admission Weekend-Pass Tickets with Express Entry to the Phoenix Pride 2022

Third Place:

  • $100 Prize Money
  • (2) Regular Admission Weekend-Pass Tickets with Express Entry to the Phoenix Pride 2022

Plus, all winners will receive…

  • Recognition of Achievement via Social Media and Press Release
  • Artwork Displayed for Six Months at the Parsons Center
  • Listed on the Phoenix Pride Website for One Year
  • Recognition at Rainbow’s Festival 2022
  • Presentation by Miss and Mister Phoenix Pride during the Phoenix Pride Festival 2022


Is there a fee to enter submissions?

  • Yes, there is a $15.00 entry fee per submission (not per person). Artists are eligible to submit up to (3) separate pieces of artwork.

How many awards are there?

  • Phoenix Pride will be awarding three prizes for First, Second, and Third place.

I don’t feel I belong to the LGBT+ Community, but I still want to enter. Can I?

  • Absolutely! The Phoenix Pride Creative is open to all LGBTQ+ community members as well as Allies. If you support us, we support you without any regard towards citizenship status, orientation, nationality, gender, race, religion, or other demographic!

I spend my winter seasons out of state. Can I still enter?

  • Are you a resident of Arizona? If so, you are eligible to enter no matter where you spend your winters!

What is the minimum age requirement?

  • Anyone may enter regardless of age. Young or not-so-young, we welcome you!

My artwork needs to be seen in person. Why do I have to submit my art electronically?

  • Unfortunately, Phoenix Pride does not have the space to accept physical submissions for the first round of judging. All semi-finalist artwork will be invited to be seen and judged in person at Exposed Studio & Gallery instead of through a photograph.

Will everyone get to show their artwork at some point?

  • Due to space limitations, only semi-finalist artwork will be shown at Exposed Studio & Gallery for final judging. From there, the top three finalists will be invited to display their art at the Parsons Center Library.

Who are the judges?

  • Final judging will consist of members of the Phoenix Pride Board of Directors as well as local community members.