Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, art project? Scroll through the ads here below for all kinds of open calls.

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Call for artists

26/05/2016 - 13:42
United Kingdom

£1000 Summer Arts Prize at Lacey Contemporary


Lacey Contemporary Gallery opened in October 2014, in Holland Park London and representing emerging and mid-career painters and sculptors. 


In July, we will be hosting our second Summer Arts Prize, an opportunity for artist to submit their works with the potential of exhibiting them in a central London gallery and being judged for the top prize of £1000 cash.


After an initial shortlisting from the online entries, the finalist exhibition will run for three weeks, allowing the selected finalists to gain exposure to a large audience of potential buyers as well as a selection of prizes that will support their growing art practice. Prizes this year include:


 - First Prize: £1,000 cash award

 - Runner-Up Prizes from our generous sponsors (more to be announced):

   Be Smart About Arts – 1 year membership and 6-month mentoring package

   Great Art - Donating a £500 voucher for their online store


The Summer Art Prize aims to help promote upcoming contemporary work as well as exciting emerging artists. We welcome artists working in all mediums, from anywhere in the world! 


Visit our website for more information and to enter:

26/05/2016 - 12:39

La Taverne Gutenberg call for proposals





From June 22nd to July 3rd, 2016





Creative lab, workshops and art studios

5 rue de l’Épée, Lyon 69003 FRANCE





The Taverne Gutenberg is looking for artists (from sculptors, to installation artists, to painters and art performers) for its next group exhibit, which will be held from June 23 to July 3, 2016.

Each rooms, staircases and corridors of this three-storey high building will be filled with artworks, sharing one same theme: “Solstice”.


Special consideration will be given to projects playing around an interaction with the public. Medium : carte blanche.




A private viewing will take place on June 22nd, which means all projects should be ready by that date. The show opening will be held on June 23, from 5 to 10 pm, and the exhibit will go on until the 3rd of July. The artist has to be on site on June 22nd and June 23rd. An average of 2,000 people come and visit our group shows.    




It is up to each artist to provide his own definition and interpretation of the word, unleash your creativity !




Taverne Gutenberg is a nonprofit organization created on September 23, 2015.

In only eight months, the Taverne Gutenberg has become a strong art symbole in Lyon (France). This old building used to house several apartments and a bar.

Slowly deserted by its inhabitants, the Taverne finally came back to life in autumn 2015, through the initiative of interactive designer Maïa d'Aboville, and painter Henri Lamy. Together with cultural project coordinator Melina Nieto, they occupied this unique space and turned it into a creative hub in only three months.    

Its history-filled walls and bedrooms are an endless source of inspiration for art-lovers of all kinds.


Since its creation, the Taverne Gutenberg has had over 5,000 visitors, 5 group shows, over 140 artists, free concerts, palette-knife painting workshops and other cultural events.




Deadline of application : June 5, midnight

Installation : starting June 13

Private opening : June 22, at 6:00 pm

Public opening : June 23, at 5:00 pm




Kindly send us your application by email with the following files :

Your concept around the word “SOLSTICE” (text + sketch, photomontage, documentation, references, etc)

Your CV and portfolio (PDF or website)


Files to be sent to :

Deadline : before Sunday, June 5, 2016.


25/05/2016 - 20:48

Open Call Performance Biennial First Edition: "No Future"



A Self-Organised Biennial on Performance, Art and Politics


The first edition of the Performance Biennial will take place on 23 June to 4 July in Greece. Emerging from DIY self-organised cultural practices appearing during these past years in Athens, in a present without a future, this event seeks to critically interrogate the role of performance, historically and in the present, in relation to political and social materialities and imaginaries. Playfully subverting the term ‘biennial’ into a self-organised practice, the event will test self-instituted forms of culture and politics. Under the title “No Future” this guerrilla biennial will bring together forms of artistic, political and theoretical practice and discourse questioning the potential of a collective refusal to a referred futurity.


The Performance Biennial in its first iteration will begin in the occupied cultural space of Green Park, Athens, open out to embrace the park of Pedion tou Areos (transl. to Field of Mars – one of two central parks in Athens), and then depart via boat from Piraeus to the island of Cythera that geographically belongs to the Prefecture of Athens. Seeking to problematise the role of performance in the neoliberal narrative we will collectively engage in ongoing disruptions between the institution and the self-instituted, between buildings and parks, between the centre and the periphery, between urban and rural. The event will bring together both conventional and non-conventional investigations including: performances, talks, lecture-performances, workshops, discussions, interventions, city walks, community works, actions and screenings.


The notion and the myth of the future based on normative regulatory culture and a capitalist imaginary embraces a drive for ongoing progress, improvement and expansion. The operation of “debt” also implies a bet on the future as Lazzarato argues “by training the governed to “promise” (to honour their debt) capitalism exercises “control over future” … possessing the future in advance by objectifying it’ (2012: 46). What happens to political and cultural practice when it turns its back on “the future”? When the relation to the future appears fugitive? When continuity of the canonical is disrupted and a promised futurity cannot yet be imagined? Can this ruptured futurity offer us new possibilities to engage with the present and produce new relations with time? Can such impotential practices of a “here and now” offer new ways to engage with a “then and there” that in turn sketch different worlds to come?


Building on DIY experiments such as the reactivation of Embros theatre and Green Park in Athens, this inaugural Performance Biennial proposes a series of paradigm shifts in the modes of practicing, and of taking part in the political and cultural in order to critically interrogate the potential for radical experiments in cultural production. This guerrilla Performance Biennial will operate through a practice of “self-curating” as assembling. Resisting hierarchies and categorisations the programme consists of timezones of conflictual “fields” and practices that will be co-curated with the participants in a changing here and now. We invite proposals for performances, talks, interventions, workshops, walks, media performances, dialogues, social events to take place in the occupied space, in the city, in the park, on the boat, on the island. We are open to short statements (10 mins) as well as durational works; to draft projects, in process as well as complete outcome/works.


Please send as a proposal (300 words max) by 30 May 2016 at


This is a self-organised event. We regret to say that we will be unable to provide any fees or cover expenses. However, we will provide accommodation if needed through a network of friends houses and technical support for works presented.


Participants amongst others include WHW (What, How & for Whom), Ant Hampton, Adrian Heathfield, Britt Hatzius, If I Can’t Dance, Joe Kelleher, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Alan Read, Nick Ridout, PA Skantze & Matthew Fink, Gabrielle Schleijpen, Ash Bulayev, Giorgos Sapatakakis and more. 


More information: 


All activities of the event will be open and free of charge to the public.

25/05/2016 - 14:57
United Kingdom

HIX Award 2016 - OPEN CALL

For Emerging Artists


The Award

The HIX Award is the first step to your life beyond Uni. The Award is a professional opportunity designed to give current students and recent graduates the chance to exhibit in a group exhibition at CNB, an established contemporary Shoreditch Art Gallery. The show will then go under the scrutiny of our 25 esteemed judges who will choose the official winner of The HIX Award 2016. This year judges include, Fru Tholstrop, Stephen Webster, Liz Murdoch, Mark Hix and more…


The Prize

The winner of HIX Award 2016 will be treated to £500 worth of Cass Art vouchers, a £1,000 Cash prize to go towards studio costs, the opportunity to create a limited edition print in iconic Jealous Studios in Shoreditch, £1,000 of HIX dining vouchers, a weekend trip to HIX Townhouse in Lyme Regis and last but certainly not least a feature in the autumn issue of HIX magazine!


This is a chance to build a long-standing relationship with a well-known Shoreditch Gallery with the opportunity to be part of a mentorship programme with previous HIX Award winners.


CNB Gallery

Located in the basement of Mark Hix's Shoreditch restaurant Tramshed, CNB Gallery was opened in 2012 as a dynamic space for contemporary artists. CNB Gallery gives a wide range of artists from the established to the undiscovered, the opportunity to showcase their work through exhibitions in a well-established East London Art Gallery. The Gallery is a celebration of Mark Hix’s love for combining outrageous Contemporary art with brilliant British food.  Sharing the HIX hunger for innovation and creativity, Gallery Director Rebecca Lidert is a well-respected London curator who runs cutting-edge  exhibitions which change on a 6 weekly basis. To sign up to the mailing list, please email:


Applications for THE HIX AWARD 2016 are entirely free and will take you a maximum of 10 minutes to complete.


The deadline is the 2nd July 2016.




Find out more:


25/05/2016 - 13:47

Open Call for emerging artists -Kodra Fresh 2016: Focus Locus



   In 2016 Kodra Fresh will be focusing on the concept of place and invites recent graduates (up to 2 years) and senior students of Fine Arts Schools of Greece and Abroad to concern themselves on issues arising from subjects of origin,relocation,habitation and establishment and shape their artistic proposals by using any means of contemporary art (painting, sculpture, Video, installations, net art, sound art, performance, etc. .) . The selected projects will be exhibited in Kodra Fresh exhibition in September in Dormitories of former military camp Kodra.


    How does one define his or her own “homeland”? What are the characteristics of this place? What are the reasons which drive one to leave his or her “home” and when is one forced to? How does one “get by” in unfamiliar or even hostile territories and how this affects his or her perception of space? What types of collisions are developed in the encounters between local and foreign cultural backgrounds and different identities? How do we conceive “destination”? Is it real or imaginary? How is violence implicated in displacement, moving and settlement processes of individuals or groups of people? What are the traces left from their passage and their stay? What makes one feel attached to a place, or even what makes it “home”? Finally, how is a newly inhabited place shaped after the relocation of people in terms of the urban or the natural landscape and in what ways does the past of the newcomers affect it?


for more details:





24/05/2016 - 22:40


Starry Night Programs is proud to include the opportunity for artists get more attention and recognition in our annual publication, titled Artists to Look Out For.  Each year we publish this collection of up to 100 artists who we believe have great promise and are making leaps in their careers.


Apply by: July 15, 2016


Print Date: December 1st.

This year will be our third edition of this catalog. More information and examples from previous years can be found here:

When gallerists or interested buyers ask, “Where have you been published”? You can hand them this catalog.

When people come through your latest show and ask “What else have you been doing?” or “Where can I see more work of yours?” You can hand them them this catalog.

The catalog will be published and made available for sale on and, in both printed and soft copy versions.

The catalog will be shared on all of our social media channels and pushed out to our mailing list of thousands of people.

Please submit four of your absolute best works along with your current CV or artist resume, your artist statement and a current headshot.  

Submit here:

We will be choosing the best and most promising emerging artists to include, and printing one to three images of their work in a full color catalog that will be available for sale online as a download, as well as in print.


24/05/2016 - 22:36


The Starry Night Exposure program provides visual artists with the opportunity to show their work at large internationally attended art fairs in the US and abroad.


We are accepting applications through June 15, 2016. There is no fee to apply.


To learn more please visit


Accepted Exposure Artists will receive professional training in our comprehensive 8 week online professional practices program, values at $995. More info on this program is available at


Upon acceptance into the Exposure program, visual artists will have their work represented on the international stage during Art Basel Miami in December, 2016.


The Exposure program features cutting edge contemporary work by emerging and established visual artists. Whether an artist is looking for gallery representation, is seeking to connect with collectors and dealers, or wanting to have a presence at a venue with international recognition, the Exposure program gives them the access to take this major step in their career - and fortify their CV substantially.


Exhibiting with the Exposure program, with our non-exclusive representation agreement, gives our artists access to exclusive art fairs that are otherwise closed to individual artists.


Now in its fifth year, the Exposure program will be partnering once again with the Aqua Art Fair to steward a small portfolio of emerging, contemporary artists onto the international art scene at Art Basel Miami.


More information on the program can be found here:


To apply please visit



We provide end-to-end, non-binding gallery representation for visual artists, details listed below:


-Have your work seen by thousands of serious buyers

-Gain access to collectors, dealers, and gallerists without the high cost of participation in an art fair

-Non-exclusive representation that helps our artists get picked up by a gallery

-End-to-end exhibition and portfolio presentation by dedicated staff

-Extensive artist promotion including press release, social media channels, email blasts, and printed materials.


Exhibitors can attend exclusive VIP events or just ship their work to us and let our experienced staff do the rest.


24/05/2016 - 15:20

Artes | Xm2 of pit, ready for the mosh!

A project of research, information and participation focused on artistic techniques which, after painting in 2014 and drawing in 2015, this year entrusts Valentina Lacinio with an investigation into photography. Ten works by acclaimed artists alongside a growing group of photographs by 50 young artists (selected following a tender), in which photography is called upon to question its statute and invited to break through its boundaries to raise its eyes beyond film.


23/05/2016 - 21:04




Artists are invited to submit proposals for a collaborative exhibition exchange between RELAPSE, an online community for artists working in various mediums, the gallery space in Tom’s Etching Studio an art organisation in Hackney Wick, London, and Flux Factory, a collectively- run artist residency in Queens, NYC. “3459” is co-curated by Emireth Herrera Valdes in New York and RELAPSE in London, and will take place in August 2016.



“3459” will connect artists and viewers from London and New York by engaging in a content swap by live-streaming each location’s exhibition environment and performances to the other to create a relational exhibition experience. We are looking for works that consider the format of the exhibition - the streaming of one space to the other, the virtual interactions which are created, and the elements of both spaces. Taking into consideration the multitude of cultures in both London and New York (especially Queens), we accept and encourage works executed in any language.

Deadline: 10th June

Submission guidelines

23/05/2016 - 19:52

Send us your shit!

Bonk! is a magazine that showcases the work of writers and artists who intrigue and inspire us. It is also an exploration of the possibilities of print and design as mediums, which is why it always takes some physical form (never digital) and never looks the same from issue to issue. We publish three times a year with text, images, and design loosely organized around a single, random theme.


We invite writers and artists to send us ideas and content for our second issue. The theme is Shit. Contributors are welcome to interpret that in any way. Deadline: end of June 2016. Click here for complete info!