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

08/03/2015 - 03:05
United States


08/02/2015 - 13:44

Inondazioni/FLOOD Curatorial Intensive

Inondazioni/FLOOD is the first curatorial intensiveof longterm project Making Imaginaries Real: theories and practices of living in nature. The workshop is curated by Nuno Sacramento.


In 2009, Italian Citizens voted yes on the referendum for a public distribution of water. Since then the country has been a witness to a proliferation forms of activism and squatting that initiated a large debate around the political value of the culture of the commons. Inspired by such proliferation, Inondazioni/FLOOD proposes a one-week curatorial intensive that looks at systems of irrigation and systems of knowledge distribution. Starting with the 1951 flood of the river Po - when 150,000 inhabitants were evacuated and permanently displaced - we will be looking at the how small rural communities deal with climate breakdown, namely floods. The intensive will consist of a practical hands-on project, the collection of personal memories through oral history, discussions around the politics of water and the commons, archival research, events with the local geographic community, and the publication and distribution of the newsletter INONDAZIONE.


Inondazioni/FLOOD runs from October 24th to October 31st. Participants will be hosted at the Azienda Agricola Sanbonifacio in Villa Bartolomea a small town on the outskirts of Verona. The workshop will be conducted in English, and participants should be prone to collaborate and share. Please download the application form here.  


The curatorial intensive is part of larger project titled Making Imaginaries Real: theories and practices of living in nature, which looks at the relationship between ecology and participative artistic and curatorial practices by organising retreats in rural areas.

08/01/2015 - 21:45
United States

Please Hold Magazine Open Call: "Home"

Please Hold Magazine is now accepting submissions for its Winter 2015 issue. The theme for the issue is “Home.” In this issue, we want to explore the concept of a home: how it develops over a lifetime, and how it shapes our identity. One's home increasingly is thought not to refer to where a person comes from, but rather the place where an individual finds comfort. We are looking for a variety of perspectives on this subject. Some terms and ideas to consider when applying: belonging, displacement, exile, comfort, citizenship, refuge. Work that is interactive and/or printable is highly encouraged. Submissions are due by October 15, 2015 at 12:00 noon CST. Submit work via

Please Hold Magazine is a St. Louis based online multimedia arts and literary magazine with an emphasis on publishing new and unconventional media. This includes but is not limited to video, performance art, interactive art/writing, animated GIFs, experimental music, flash fiction, poetry, photography, puzzles, games, comics, quizzes, podcasts, and printable content. To read more about this project, visit or explore our current issue at

07/31/2015 - 22:15
United States

VisArts Call for FEAST Proposals: Interact

Deadline: September 14, 2015 Midnight
EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY- E-mail your proposal to:


This year’s Call for FEAST Proposals: INTERACT! seeks proposals that bring people together. In the spirit of getting to know one another, we traverse boundaries, share ideas, collaborate, and shed light on the rich facets that make up a community. Interaction is a step toward compassion, empathy, knowledge, respect and understanding. It is an opportunity to reveal the network of influences that bind together a community. Project proposals will offer opportunities for creative interaction within or between our communities, specifically focusing on the Rockville/Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area.


Projects that may receive funding represent a diverse cross section of contemporary artistic, social, design and scientific practices. Performances, community events, visual, sonic, tactile, olfactory discoveries, documents, parades, paths, maps, participatory actions, poetic data analysis, interviews, stories, games... No project or medium is incongruous with FEAST. We encourage artists, thinkers and organizations to move outside their everyday practice and produce work that encourages situations where interaction and participation are essential. Interact!


Application content must include answers to all of the following questions:

Title: What is your project’s name?

Summary: Describe your project in 250 words or less. Include statements on:

What will the FEAST funds be used for?

How will this project be implemented?

How does the project address the theme of Interaction?

What is the community you are addressing? What is the community significance of your project?

3. One sentence each:

FEAST Funding Request: How much will you need to do this (up to $1000)?

Project Budget: If your project costs are greater than what you have requested, please

briefly state how you will be able to implement your project.

Timeframe: How long is this project going to take?

Location: Where will this take place?

4. Image: Attach one image (300 dpi, no larger than 2 MB) and any relevant URLs. Please include a description of the image. 


Questions or advice: Feel free to contact

07/31/2015 - 05:26




I have an amazing house and studio in buenos aires, right in the city, but in a peacefull neighborhood with green and garden. The house is more than 150 sqare meter, with pool, 150 sqare meter garden, patio, full equiped. The stiduio is a huge loft, 2 floor, kind of warehouse. Engraving press, sculpture tools, tables, fully equiped. A dream for an artist who wants to come to latin america.

Im asking for something similar or so in: italy, berlin, paris, amsterdam, or main art capitals. Also shanghai, china.


For more info please contact me :

07/30/2015 - 04:50

France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award 2015

Alliance Française de Singapour is searching for the next big photographic artist.

This is an international open call for the 6th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA), an award that aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. Providing a platform to showcase their creative talents to an international audience, this award raises awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organized to promote the exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore.


Applicants are required to propose between 3 to 6 photographs. A judging panel consisting of 4 creative industry professionals will select 10 finalists from the open call proposals. If you are selected to be one of the top 10 finalists, 3 of your artworks will be exhibited at the finalist group exhibition held at Societe Generale Gallery from the 9th of September until the 3rd of October 2015. The WINNER of the competition will be announced on the opening night of finalist group exhibition.


The GRAND PRIZE for the WINNER is a SOLO EXHIBITION at Alliance Française de Singapour’s Societe Generale Gallery in 2016!*


* (Note: if the WINNER is a French/Singaporean Artist based outside of Singapore, Alliance Française de Singapour will fund his/her trip to Singapore for their solo exhibition in 2016)


For more information and application details, please click here.

07/29/2015 - 17:05
United States

Open Call for Our Fall Exhibition at Brooklyn Fireproof - Domesticated Pets in Space

GALERIE PROJECT is looking for Artists of all mediums in the New York City Metropolitan area to submit for inclusion in our upcoming Fall exhibition at Brooklyn Fireproof, (119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, NY, from November 13-15, 2015.) The theme is ‘Domesticated Space Travelers.’

Imagine an alternate universe where our pets are the ones exploring outer space instead of humans…

What if Rex the dog, Mittens the cat, or even Wiggles the hamster left the comforts of Earth to set out on a very grand adventure to discover a new planet, find new life on Mars, or even lead the race to space exploration!

‘Domesticated Space Travelers’ could spawn a new future for mankind. Our furry – or slimy – creatures could give us new hope in addition to the tweets and purrs. But what would it look like? That’s where you, The Artist, comes in.

Imagine your favorite pets flying through far-off galaxies and discovering new worlds using your art medium of preference. All mediums and styles welcome. Submit your artwork or portfolio along with a 100-word or less artist statement about your work. Winners will be announced on August 31, 2015.


To submit please visit

07/29/2015 - 13:05

CALL FOR ENTRIES Brands & Signs exibition / Month of design Ljubljana

An international exhibition Brands & Signs will showcase a selection of original, innovative, well-made products in both product and fashion design from all the world.                                             On the topic of this year’s Month of Design Synergy, the exhibition responds with accompanying cocktail events where visitors will experience the synergy between quality design and user experience.


Innovative, original, and well-made products may be entered by their designers, design teams or companies from all the world. The products may be from the fields environment care, labour, transport, urban planning, gaming, society, fashion etc.. Entrants may enter multiple products/projects, but have to fill a separate entry form for each one, and pay a separate entry fee for each entry form. In case of a collection one entry form is limited to a maximum of 5 products. In fashion design 1 »look« qualifies as a single entry and may include a maximum of 5 products on a mannequin.


1. Entry form (available at;
2. Product name;
3. Designer’s name and contact details;
4. Manufacturer’s name and contact details;
5. Product description in english language (up to 350 characters – not words! – excl. blanks, longer texts will be cut);
6. Three digital pictures in .jpg or .tif, 15 x 15 cm@300 dpi, no logos;
7. Information needed for assembly: at Product Design entries’ fit into exhibition setting; at Fashion Design a photography not meant for publication, but for informative display of entries’ look and measurements (ideally a photography of the entire »look« on a mannequin).


1. Product presentation at the exhibition and standard product identification;
2. Publication at the Month of Design website and official Catalogue;
3. Opportunity for project’s presentation at the Stage 180° (curated selection);
4. Opportunity to take part on business event Contact tables;
5. Opportunity to take part on business presentation Cocktail synergies;
6. Opportunity to take part in the Month of Design’s Best of Brands & Signs competition: in each category – Product and Fashion Design – the Month of Design jury will award the best designed entries.


Individual designers (freelancers) 60 € + VAT, design teams and small companies (less than 10 employees and/or annual turnover under 2 million €): 120 € + VAT. Bigger companies (more than 10 employees): 360 € + VAT.
Fees are non-refundable!


For more information about delivery, terms and conditions and other questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

07/28/2015 - 21:08
United States

Call for Submissions: The University Art Gallery Biannual Banner Project

The NMSU University Art Gallery invites artists of all levels, ages, and locations to submit digital files of original works in consideration for our UAG Biannual Banner Project. In conjunction with the exhibition opening of “Between Here and There,” the theme of this Banner Project asks artists to create pieces inspired by issues concerning borders and border culture.  The project’s objective is to create an outdoor gallery experience, which echoes the exhibition within the UAG.  All media are welcome, with no limitation on specific artist tools or techniques.  Marisa Sage, Curator of “Between Here and There” and Director of the UAG, the UAG Exhibition Review Board, and Julia Barello, Academic Department Head of the NMSU Department of Art – will all choose up to 6 artists whose works will be reproduced onto high-quality outdoor banners and hung on the banner systems installed on the outer walls of D.W. Williams Hall.  This is an exciting opportunity to have thousands of viewers see your works as they drive off interstate 10 or 25 down University Avenue past the campus of New Mexico State University.  A reception for the selected artist will be held in conjunction with the opening of “Between Here and There” on September 3, 2015, from 5-7pm.  The banners will be exhibited from September 3-Nov 7, 2015.

07/27/2015 - 11:06

Brody Anonymous Project - International open call for artists

Brody ArtYard - print studio and gallery - is now accepting submissions for its Brody Anonymous Project. The Project takes place 8-11 October within Art Market Budapest 2015, prominent art fair in the Central and Eastern European region. Painters, photographers, sculptors, illustrators, street artists amongst others are welcome to participate.


Following the success of the last two years’ ‘Brody Anonymous Project’, we will present a selection of artworks anonymously, encouraging viewers to judge (and buy) on the basis on their senses only. No names, no signatures will influence the decision-making process, the audience just has to decide whether they like a specific artwork or not, relying on their senses. Names, bios and other key information will be provided to buyers after a purchase is made.


We welcome applications from national and international artists. The Brody Anonymous Project supports a wide variety of media – feel free to submit paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media, to mention a few. Regrettably, we cannot process applications for video or sound art for this call.


To make a successful submission, please ensure you do as follows:


• Complete your portfolio on the platform and refer to ‘Apply’ - APPLICATION GUIDE subsection for guidance. 


• After creating the portfolio, you can submit your application by visiting the link:, ’Apply’ section


• The whole portfolio will be reviewed, however, please select 3 artworks which you would like to submit for the Project. Indicate after hitting the APPLY NOW button (Apply section) which ones you have selected for this call and introduce them briefly. 


• Each proposed piece MUST fit within a fixed space of MAXIMUM 60cm (width) x 60cm (height) x 20 cm (depth) INCLUDING frame/mount/passepartout – go smaller if you wish!


• Selected pieces may be 1D, 2D or 3D provided they fit within the space allocated.


• Each piece must have a frame or support so it can be hung easily.


• Please sign and date the BACK of the work only (hence the anonymous concept!)


TOTAL secrecy – this is critical to ensure the concept’s success - please do not even discuss with other artists without checking with us first.


The deadline of the call is 1 September 2015. Successful applicants will be contacted via e-mail by 10 September 2015. 


To learn more about the details of the call, and to complete the application please visit the following link: