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

06/12/2017 - 17:25
United States




VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.
The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2018 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.
VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2018. Application Deadline is December 15, 2017, midnight.
The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2018 Mentoring Curator.
For more information and application details:

email: SMain [at]
06/12/2017 - 10:59

-35 International Art Glass and Design competition


The Sforzesco Castle boasts a remarkable collection of art glasses formed from the second half of the 19th century, thanks to donations from private collectors integrated with purchases made by the administration. This first nucleus, eminently historical and especially representative of the Murano’s production, was so extensively and systematically enriched in the first forty years of the twentieth century with many samples of Italian and European glasses directly gained from the Biennials of Monza and Triennials of Milan that the Castle’s civic museums ended up having a very substantial and representative nucleus of the art glass production in the first half of the twentieth century.

The recent storage of the collection Bellini Pezzoli (2016) has made it possible to fill the gaps of the last part of the twentieth century and the beginning of the year 2000 so that the collection is today one of the largest, most complete and up-to-date in Italy. This vocation for the conservation and study of the art glass has also been consolidated by publications and exhibitions and is now being extended also thanks to a competition that wants to help keeping the interest and the artistic mastery in the glass processing alive.

General informations

The competition is open to participants who have not yet reached their 35th year of age, by September 10th.

The competition will be biennial, its first edition will be held in 2018 and the finalists with their works will take part in an exhibition hosted in the halls of the Milan’s Sforzesco Castle.


email: galleria [at]
06/12/2017 - 08:45
South Korea

Call for Artists: Cityscape

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in “Cityscape.” We are open to photography, painting, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, and installation art dealing with urban landscape, urbanization, and urban life & issues.

*Deadline: December 19, 2017

*The categories include:
-Painting, Drawing, and Print
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photography & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art

-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.

-Video & Interactive Art
We will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screen through a projector. Our curators & assistants will install your work(s) according to your installation guidelines. If the work is required to be screened through a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.

-Physical Work & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest length for a 2 dimensional work and no larger than 59x59x79 inches (1.5 x 1.5 x 2 m, w x l x h) for an installation piece. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting larger works.

*Exhibition Dates: March 30 – April 15, 2018

***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video and/or up to 5 JPG images, and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Cityscape – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. Please send us a message on our Contact Us page if you have any questions:

email: cicamuseum.submission [at]
06/12/2017 - 01:21

Call for Submissions

The online photography gallery Streit House Space is accepting submissions for its Winter Quarter! Email your website address to streithousespace at with "submissions" in the subject line. 

Deadline is December 15th

Visit our website for more info



email: streithousespace [at]
05/12/2017 - 18:01
United States

Call For Art! 7th Annual Square Foot Show

Now accepting artwork submissions for the 7th Annual Square Foot Show! This unique event brings artists of all abilities together in one space to showcase their artwork. Last year's event featured over 130 works of art from across the globe.


This open-call exhibition is non-juried and free to participate in.


Completed artwork (including any framing) must measure 12"x12"

  • All mediums accepted
  • Artists of all skill levels are welcome
  • All artwork must arrive ready to hang


To participate:

Complete the online application
Print the application and attach it directly to the back of your artwork
Deliver artwork in person or ship directly to:

      Arts of Life
      c/o Megan Harrigan
      1963 Johns Drive
      Glenview, IL 60025


Submission Deadline: March 12th, 2018 at 3pm.


Questions? Contact Megan Harrigan at mharrigan [op] artsoflife [punt] org or 847-486-0808

We look forward to exhibiting your artwork!

email: mharrigan [at]
02/12/2017 - 20:46
United States

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline: December 31, 2017

We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, installation, or with digital/new media, photography and film/video. 


See our complete submissions guidelines at: .


Also look out for our next Photography Award Deadline: January 17, 2018!


Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great contemporary art and artists.

email: workingartistgrant [at]
30/11/2017 - 15:45

IWPA OPEN CALL - Edition 2018

IWPA Open Call edition 2018. 
Closing December 15th 2017. 

The award is open to all women photographers, amateur or professional. Free entry. 

IWPA goal is to promote women photographers globally. 
Winners will receive a CANON camera & their works will be exhibit in several key cities in 2018, Dubai, Paris, New Delhi, Tokyo or Riyadh etc..

All info & online submission 

Official sponsor #CANONME 
Institutional partner #alliancefrancaisesdubai 
Strategic partners #antidotedxb #myartspy 
Media partners #tv5monde #tribephotonewmedia #diptykmag 

email: contact [at]
30/11/2017 - 14:40

Electric Nights Open Call

Open call for live acts and workshops for the sixth edition of Electric Nights in Athens!

Deadline is the 1st of December, the festival runs on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018!


Medea Electronique announces an open call for live acts & workshops for Electric Nights, a festival of live electronic audiovisual performances. This sixth edition of Electric Nights takes place in Athens, Greece on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018.


We are looking for live acts that cover a wide range of electronic music genres, from noise to techno and everything in between. We are especially interested in audiovisual live acts as well as a huge range of other practices (live coding, analog synthesizer audio and visuals, live patching, networked performances, new interfaces)


 Also for workshops exploring various practices within electronic music and visuals, ranging from programming in various textual or visual languages through to circuit design, circuit bending, network interfaces, electronics or anything other topic that is part of today’s new media practices.


More information and application link on the following website:


email: alex [at]
30/11/2017 - 12:47

International Winter School of Physical Theatre

International Winter School of Physical Theatre 

February 19 - 24, 2018 
Retzhof Castle - Austria

Is any Theatre Physical?... 
What is Physical Theatre Today?...
Let's explore together!

International Winter School of Physical Theatre is specifically designed to prepare participants for a professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers.

Primarily aimed at high-level dancers, choreographers, directors and actors who wish to extend their knowledge and skills through the practical investigations of how to:
develop the understanding of the dance and movement, performance and acting
be choreographer, couch, director of movement and dance 
create professional performance in a limited rehearsal time
Practical sessions are designed to enhance understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy. 

Winter School is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer's physical training and rehearsal.

Students may expect to encounter the techniques of such outstanding figures as V. Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, K. Stanislavski.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects. 

Participation fee is 450 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 550 EUR . 

The fee covers participation in all events of the program - practical training and discussions. To be enrolled for this course participant should submit 100 EUR enrollment deposit by appropriate deadline (as part of the participation fee). The deposit is non-refundable.




Information is available in English, Spanish and Russian

email: [at]
29/11/2017 - 16:30


ALTOFEST 2018 – 8th Edition
TO GIVE RISE TO a Human/Urban Regeneration

29th June > 8th July NAPOLI

Residency + Program

We invite you to send us your proposal 
[deadline 7th January 2018]

Proposals may refer to one or more finished and already debuted works. Works must be original. Subject, contents and themes of the proposals are free.
Proposals will be considered only if regarding Live Arts field (theatre, dance, performance, and their cross-disciplinary declinations). 
With no distinction among nationality, language or age. Amateur groups are excluded.

Artist will be invited in a residency to re-qualify their work, for a period of 5 days. The work will be then open to the audience during the following 5 days. The presence of the artist is required for the entire period of Altofest, for a period of 10 days.

Altofest ensures accommodation, subsistence, and a lump sum, follow the terms and conditions written in the regulation document, that you will find at this link:

Proposals have to be sent filling the online form, that you will find at the previous link:

The form is the one and only way to collect the artistic proposals for Altofest 2018.

For further information and/or questions, please write to info [op] altofest [punt] net

email: info [at]