Matthew Agency | Become A Model
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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.
Our Open Calls are for serious models only.

 

NEXT OPEN CALL: NOVEMBER 1ST

PLEASE NOTE: THIS OPEN CALL IS FOR TALENT AGE 18 AND UP.

We are currently not signing new talent under the age of 18.

Models under the age of 18 can check back for updates.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

We do not allow models to wait in our office prior to the listed times.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I BECOME A MODEL WITH THE MATTHEW AGENCY?

Simply attend one of our Open Calls. We interview every model that attends(fitting the requirements) and respond with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ via email in 1-3weeks. We DO NOT accept email**, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or phone call submissions. **Unless otherwise noted

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

We no not set up individual appointments. If you’re unable to 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. However we are currently only accepting new talent over the age of 18. Models under the age of 18 can check back for updates.

AM I TOO OLD TO ATTEND AN OPEN CALL?

No, we do not have an age maximum. We have models signed with us in their 80s.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AUDITION?

Wear something comfortable and form fitting. A fitted t-shirt and jeans is perfect. Makeup should be kept minimal.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING, DO I NEED A PORTFOLIO?

Bring a portfolio, if you have one, it is not required. Photos may be physically printed or digital. Please note, we will not review photos on cell phones. If they are digital they should be on a tablet, or computer. We also will not open photos on a jump drive.

DO I NEED MODELING EXPERIENCE TO ATTEND AN OPEN CALL?

Short answer, no, the agency represents all levels of experience. With that said, experience is a plus, and we do look for talent with previous experience. We do ask that only models with a serious interest in the industry attend.

HOW LONG WILL THE AUDITION TAKE?

The audition process itself will only take 10-15 minutes. Models may have to wait longer, depending on the number of models auditioning. The number of models we see changes from month to month.

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 1-4 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. Please note, we do not allow models to wait in our office prior to the listed times.

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 parking, and a surface parking lot is also available next to our building. We do not validate parking.

I'VE ATTENDED YOUR OPEN CALL IN THE PAST, AND WAS NOT ACCEPTED. AM I ALLOWED TO ATTEND ANOTHER ONE?

Yes, what we’re looking for changes on a constant basis. It is best to allow a few months between Open Calls.

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 that area. Potential models, 60+ miles from Grand Rapids, can submit photos for review. PLEASE NOTE, this is not a replacement for our open call. We will respond 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