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THE MATTHEW AGENCY HOLDS AN OPEN CALL ON THE 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

We do not accept phone, email, mail, or social media submissions. Models must attend an open call to be considered.

 

Next Open Call: October 4th

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS:

146 MONROE CENTER NW, SUITE 422, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503

 

MODEL OPEN CALL TIMES:

 

First Wednesday of every month.

11:00 am-1:00 pm

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2:00 pm-5:00 pm

At the Matthew Agency we represent many different types of professional models with a variety ages, sizes and ethnicities.  We are extremely selective with the models we choose to represent. We do not have a children’s division, models must be age 16 or older.

 

The Matthew Agency only accepts local models through our open call. The walk-in takes place the first Wednesday of every month.  The open call is open to all genders and ethnicities, fitting the requirements above. We do not currently accept online submissions. Models interested in signing with the agency must attend an open call. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I BECOME A MODEL WITH THE MATTHEW AGENCY?

Simply attend one of the open walk-in casting days mentioned above. We DO NOT accept email**, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or phone call submissions, at this time. **Unless otherwise noted

I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE OPEN CALL, CAN I COME A DIFFERENT DAY?

Due to the amount of interest, we’re unable to set up individual appointments. If you can’t attend the current open call, plan on attending next month.

DO YOU HAVE A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT?

No, we currently removed our industry standard height requirements, in order to expand our talent search.

DO YOU HAVE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?

We represent all ages above 16.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AUDITION?

Wear something comfortable and form fitting. A fitted t-shirt and jeans is perfect.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING, DO I NEED A PORTFOLIO?

Bring a portfolio, if you have one, it is not required. Photos may be physical printed or digital.

HOW LONG WILL THE AUDITION TAKE?

The audition process itself will only take 10-15 minutes, models may have to wait longer if there are many models at the audition.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Our Open Call is a short face to face interview, typically under 5 minutes. We meet with new talent, and take a few digital images. We will provide everyone with a ‘yes or no’ answer, via email. Email responses typically take 1-3 weeks after the open call.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Simply walk-in, during the walk-in hours, on the first Wednesday of every month. We do not accept early/late auditions. As long as you are in the office, by 5pm, you will be interviewed.

I CAN'T FIND YOUR OFFICE, WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located on the fourth floor of McKay Tower: 146 Monroe Center Suite 422 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The building is famous for its lighted dome on top, you can’t miss it. Kilwins and Biggby Coffee are located on the ground floor.

WHERE DO I PARK?

The Monroe center parking ramp offers 60 minutes of free parking. The entrance to that ramp is located on Ionia(37 Ionia Ave NW). Our office is just a short walk from there. Metered street parking, and a surface parking lot next to our building is also available. We do not validate parking.

I LIVE FAR AWAY BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO BE A MODEL WITH THE MATTHEW AGENCY, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

We primarily represent models in West Michigan, and rarely represent models outside of that area. Potential models that live 60+ miles from Grand Rapids, Michigan can submit photos for review. Please note, this is not a replacement for our open call. We will respond letting you know if we think it’s worth your time to attend our next open call.

 

Please email 4 current digital images to: casting@matthewagency.com.

 

Email must include: Name / Location / Height / Age / Sizes(including shoe size). **Submissions without this information will not be considered.

NO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS OR FILTERED PHOTOS . Submitted photos should not be older than a week. Images MUST look like the sample photos. Submissions not following the listed instructions will not be considered.Poses