Art is Our Business

Create Better Calls with CaFÉ™

With over 14 years of experience in call for entries and 1,200 clientele later, CaFÉ is becoming so much more. We are experts in handling hundreds of thousands of submissions (over 720K) for thousands of call for entries (over 6K). We have a community of over 165K active artists, and we’ve processed over 2 million art work samples.

Client Success

The best call for entries inspire artists to show their best. That’s why our staff works to ensure your call is a good match for CaFÉ. Our four key goals are trust, advocacy, diversity, and technology. We value your trust and we want you to succeed. If this is your first-year event – congratulations for investing in artists and undertaking a responsibility in shaping cultural life! We’ll ask you to provide details about your call and we won’t rush you through the signup process. We have a 45-year history of helping arts organization succeed, and we’re proud of what we do to help the arts thrive.

About Us

CaFÉ is a product of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Founded in 1974, WESTAF is located in Denver, Colorado and is governed by a 22-member board of trustees comprised of arts leaders in the West.

Read more about the CaFÉ team, our style guide, and more in the CaFÉ Media Kit.

WESTAF Embraces Identity

Through programs, partnerships and its own equity, inclusion and anti-racism practices, WESTAF applies the belief that the arts are an expression of the unique identities of all people.

Blue Ridge Howl, North Carolina by Juleah Edwards. 2022. Photo courtesy of Juleah Edwards.

Arts Organizations Using CaFÉ

“The platform is easy to use, and the staff is FANTASTIC! ”

“The response rate was fantastic. We had more submissions this year with little advertising elsewhere!”

“We like CaFE for organizing the submissions. It is much easier than filing all of them internally. ”

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