Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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20/03/2017 - 13:44

Call for Submissions

Transaktionen: Über den Wert künstlerischer Arbeit at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.
Haus am Lützowplatz is a major cultural centre and contemporary art gallery centrally located in Berlin. The Gallery has organized a group show entitled Transaktionen - Über den Wert künstlerischer Arbeit / Transactions – About the value of artistic labour. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Marc Wellmann and deals with the economic structure of the art world and shows different works that reflect or incorporate the exchange between symbolic and material values.
The provisional list of artists to be included in the exhibition comprises: Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), Ali Fitzgerald, Moritz Frei, Thorsten Goldberg, Christian Jankowski, Ligthart Enterprises, Michael Sailstrofer, Joshua Schwebel, and Santiago Sierra.
Artist Joshua Schwebel is one of the participants in this group show. As his contribution to the Exhibition, he is offering his allocated space in the gallery for rent to another artist.
This call invites submissions from artists interested in benefitting from this opportunity to have their work showcased in a professional and highly-regarded context. After a competitive review of applicants, one artist or one collaborative project will be selected to exhibit their work.
The Exhibition will run from May 31 until August 20, 2017. The space available for rent is located on the main floor of the Gallery and is marked with an "X" on the copy of the floor plan attached as Schedule "A" hereto.
The rental agreement will permit display of the work of one artist, or one collaborative project, which may be in any medium. Rent for the space is €1200 (plus applicable taxes) for the term of the Exhibition. The successful applicant will also pay a security deposit of €300, which will be returned after the Exhibition is completed.
The successful applicant will attend the Exhibition’s opening reception and will be included in any promotional materials, press releases and exhibition catalogue in conformity with the Gallery’s usual practices.
Primary Contact: Joshua Schwebel (josh [op] joshuaschwebel [punt] com)
Secondary Contact: Dr. Marc Wellmann: (wellmann [op] hal-berlin [punt] de)
Completed submissions must be received by 4:00 p.m. local (Berlin) time on Monday, April 10, 2017. Submissions received after this time will not be considered during the selection process. 
Submissions may be written in English, French, or German, must be made in electronic format only (pdf, word, or .jpg) with a file size no larger than 25MB to josh [op] joshuaschwebel [punt] com. It is the responsibility of applicants to confirm receipt and completeness of their submissions.
Only completed artworks will be considered.
Submissions must include the following:
• four (4) images and a written description of the artwork, not exceeding 500 words;
• an artist’s statement (maximum 500 words);
• artist’s curriculum vitae;
• a portfolio of relevant work;
• a completed application form.

email: josh [at]
19/03/2017 - 16:14

[EARLY BIRD] OPEN CALL for participants -Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2017

We are excited to announce the OPEN CALL for participation of this year’s Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2017,  ‘::THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS:: and what Alice found there’, facilitated by Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith (DE) and Francesco Kiais (IT/GR).

..and what Alice found there

The Performance Art Workshop “THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS” is structured as a gradual progression in learning experiences, which follows an intense and enduring focus in the work with the artist’s corporeality, and comprises of practical exercises in multiple formats, including elaboration processes of video, photography, sound, and drawing leading to an enriched and extended range of artistic practice and adds to the methodology of individual idea processes.

After four days of practical work offered by Francesco Kiàis and Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith all participants are invited to present their work to the public by way of connecting to projection, sound, installation, drawing and space. 

The looking glass (the mirror) reflects the reality, as the photographic lens or the “eye” of a video camera does, producing the illusion of infinite possible realities. We can ideally follow Alice and go through the mirror, and play with duplication and illusion, between reality and fantasy, dream and memory.
“..and what Alice found there” is to follow the intuition of the performer about the awareness of the idea of time and space, related to the mirror and illusion of the Self.

Through Live Actions and Performances, the self-awareness of the body is activated simultaneously on a rational and emotional level. The connection with technological means expands our physical and mental interventions in time, space, atmosphere and images, amplifying our stance, our presence, and the levels of communication with the people participating in our performances. 

The understanding body and self, acting in the foreground of multimedia layers, explores the world of images coupled with the multiple creative possibilities linked to this, keeping an intense focus on Live Performance Art practice, while forming relationships with inner sources and external experiences.

The workshop incorporates the idea of place and live situations. Participants explore external public places (by choice or surprise) where immediate action is realized and physically examined with an acute attention for sound and voice. This brings awareness to the idea of site-specific work and suggests notions of history and socio-cultural research. The use of sounds, words, text and voice is being investigated and clarifies notional differences and intentional aspects between Fine Art practice and performing arts through theatre and staged Live Art situations. The awareness of the difference in intentionality serves at the root of creative ideas and enables one to reach a level of integrity and knowledge for cross-disciplinary experimentations.

The participants will have the opportunity to present a live performance on the first day of the cultural intervention entitled ‘TACTILE BODIES’ on 23rd June 2017 at ‘ΓΚΑΡΑΖ’ Μultifunctional Art Space at the heart of the Old Nicosia, alongside the invited artists: 

Soufia Bensaid 
Christina Georgiou
Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
Francesco Kiais
Marcel Sparmann 
Nicolina Stylianou
Anniken Weber

WORKSHOP LOCATION: SECRET we will send you all the necessary information about the location after your submission
LOCATION FOR PUBLIC PRESENTATION: ‘ΓΚΑΡΑΖ’ Μultifunctional Art Space (address: Ammochostou 16, Nicosia 1016, Cyprus)
DATES: 19th - 22nd June 2017
EARLY BIRD FEE (deadline: 15th April 2017): 175EUR

15th May 2017 (midnight)
Minimum participations: 8
Maximum participations: 12

all workshop days start at 10 am on location: 
Group Seminar Discussions with everyone every day at 5:00 pm 
For Reflections and Evaluation for individual idea process, emphasis in view of Friday Public Performance Presentation, Reflections and Evaluation for individual idea process, space/site/location considerations with emphasis in view of Friday Public Performance Presentation, Reflections and Evaluation for individual idea process, curatorial considerations and final scheduling for Friday Public Performance Presentation.
19/6: Francesco Kiàis
20/6: Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
21/6 Francesco Kiàis
22/6 Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
23/6 Public Presentation ‘TACTILE BODIES: Live Performance Art Series + Exhibition 2017

Daytime will be spent with everyone for final curatorial preparations and technical set-up.

24/6 and 25/6 TACTILE BODIES: Live Performance Art Series + Exhibition 2017

What we can provide during the workshop:
-2 Video Camcorder
-1 Photographic Camera
-1 Paxiscope (still image projector)
-1 Go-Pro
-Small sound recording devices
-2 contact microphones and long cables

What we can provide on the Public Presentation:
-Laptop (+projector leads)
-Microphone (+leads to projector)
-Smart Phone leads to projector (both i-Phone and no i'Phones)
-Small (200 watts) sound system with small console for mixing
-Monitor (old TV) and cables (Scart plug)
-Monitor (new, digital)
-Video Documentation of the work presented at Live Performance Art Series
-Photographic Documentation by Pavlos Vrionides of the work presented at the Live Performance Art Series
-TACTILE BODIES catalogue that will be published at the end of the cultural interventions
-Invitation to witness the cultural intervention TACTILE BODIES: Live Performance Art Series.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel expenses and accommodation during your participation to the Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2017.

15th May 2017 (midnight)

If you are interested on applying please send us the following information as a combined PDF file via email at
To: workshop2017 [op] sensoriumspace [punt] com
Cc: contact [op] werftraum [punt] org and francesco [punt] kiais [op] hotmail [punt] com

- Short Biography (200 words max)
- Artist statement (200 words max)
- Images of your work (5 x jpg 72 dpi)
- Website/blogs/video links (optional)
- Statement describing: How do you envisage this workshop benefitting your practice? (200 words max)

Call Opening : 15th March 2017
Early Bird Deadline: 15th April 2017
Final Application Deadline: 15th May 2017

For more info visit our website:

For any enquires or questions please contact us at contact [op] sensoriumspace [punt] com

email: penelopesenses [at]
19/03/2017 - 11:12

Call for Artists Peace and Harmony Mail Art Exhibition

Create a painting or make a photo which represents Peace and Harmony for you. The painting or the photo should have the size of a postcard. For this exhibition, I will select 30 to 40 artists. There is no fee for participating. However, if you would like to receive your painting or photo after the exhibition, you have to pay 10 Euros. Otherwise, the painting or the photography will be kept for other exhibitions. If a person would like to acquire your painting, one will contact you directly. Your e-mail and web-site will be displayed during the exhibition. I will also create an exhibition catalogue with all participating artists. If you have additional questions, just write me.

You can send me your paintings or photos until the 31st of May. I will announce the participating artists on the 15th of June. The exhibition will take place in Ankayarkanni Khadi Shop in Madurai during July. The other venues, I will announce on the 15th of June. 

email: mariskaondrich [at]
18/03/2017 - 20:06

Void Open-source


email: myrto [at]
17/03/2017 - 21:28
United States

Open Call: Small Works 2017


Application Link:


Open Call: Small Works
Curated by Bill Carroll

Application Deadline: May 1st, 11:59pm
Show Dates: July 6th - July 27th, 2017
$10 Application Fee

Small Works is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. The only qualification is that works are no larger than 12" on their longest side.

Submission Guidelines:     
- Pieces may be no bigger than 12" on longest side
- You may submit up to 3 works for consideration
- Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side
- CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form


Application Link:

About Bill Carroll:
Presently the Director of the Studio Program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Carroll has been involved with the New York art world for more than 25 years.  In the 1980’s he worked for the Dia Art Foundation and The Brooklyn Museum. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery from 1987 to 1995 and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery from 1996 to 2005.  Bill has curated numerous exhibitions with artists such as Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Ken Price, Chris Martin, Marilyn Minter and Juan Usle. He received his BFA is from Pratt Institute, and after completing his MFA at Queens College in 2007, he taught a Professional Practice course to MFA students at Parsons the New School for Design.  At the same time he was consulting for private clients and worked as the Grants Administrator for the Nancy Graves Foundation.  He has lectured at NYFA, Bard College, Cranbrook Academy of Art, NYU, Pratt Institute, and SVA. Recently he has been exhibiting his own paintings and was reviewed in Art in America.

Trestle Gallery
850 3rd Ave, Suite 411
Brooklyn, NY 11232

email: trestle [at]
17/03/2017 - 17:57

Opencall​ for APQHome - MAAT

We are looking for: Artists, curators, critics, art historians, architects, filmmakers, performers, theater practitioners, choreographers, writers, musicians, textile designers, food artists, interdisciplinary collectives. Other related areas. Starting on March 8th, registration for the APQHome - MAAT is open until June 8th, 2017. The art installation APQHome - MAAT is a project consisting in a domestic space – a house and its objects – and a garden, inside the MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology exhibition space. The participants will have the opportunity to spend two nights at the museum, occupying this domestic space in a program taking place between May 17th and July 30th, 2017. APQHome - MAAT is a total work of art that requires the participant’s intervention in an immersion that, in a 48 hour period, aim to perform the everyday life, in a total art/life fusion experience. APQHome is an ongoing project by Ana Pérez-Quiroga started in 2012 and that is embodied in the website - An Archive of Daily Life #8 – The accumulative schemes of objects and their determinants. The artist will be present at the participants arrival for this everyday life performance. There is also the possibility of having a meal with the artist, inside the art installation, in a scheduled performance. A participation certificate will be issued after completion of the residency. Applications should include: Airbnb registration – English profile with a target audience framework + artist website + a brief motivation letter. Any other relevant information. The applications can be either for two artists or for a single artist and an accompanying person At the end of the stay, the participants will write a small essay on their APQHome-MAAT experience or on a subject that approaches it. Other information: This is 2 nights stay, from Wednesday till Friday or from Friday till Sunday. Max. of participants: 2 Check in/check out – 2pm to 8pm/10am Application through the Airbnb – Check calendar for availability. Price per night: 25€. Total price: 50€ During the stay, the participant will have to count on the visits of the general public, as well as guided tours and of the museum’s Educational Service, between 12am and 8pm. Opportunity to enroll for a group lunch, price per participant 30€ (up to 10 participants). Accommodation Facilities: Participants will sleep inside the museum, in an art installation/house with a garden, including the following amenities: a double bed, a wardrobe, a counter cabinet, one large and two small sofas, a table and seats, chairs, a gambling table, two side tables, shelves, illumination, other objects, a bathroom (WC and shower), a kitchenette equipped with: plates glasses cutlery, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, microwaves oven and a mini-fridge. Also included: Bed linen, bath and hand towels, hygiene products.

email: apqhome [at]
17/03/2017 - 15:26

“Kalaa Spandan Art Fair” Sept ‘17

Venue:-Ground Floor, Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai.

Dates-21st to 24th September 2017.



A unique & affordable platform designed by Indian Art Promoter for all kinds of artists, galleries, photographers, animators, art stores & art magazines etc.


After successful completion of two art & photography fair in Nehru Centre, Mumbai, it has designed this universal platform for diversified section of people.


Exhibitor’s Profile-Paintings, Cartoons, Calligraphy, Greetings, Sculptures, Graphics, Digital Prints, Photographs, Installations, Illustrations, Artefacts,  Animations, Art Institutes, Art stores, Recycled arts & Decorative arts etc.


Visitor’s Profile- Professionals, Architects, Interior designers, Collectors, Connoisseurs, Industrialists, Celebrities, VIPs, Hoteliers, Home decorators, Corporates, Jewellers, Exporters, National & International buyers etc.

Approximate footfall is 50 to 100 thousand people.


Advertisement & Campaigns- All major Print, social, electronic media, online event calendars, expo website, magazines, email blast, posters, banners, fliers & invitations to prominent personalities etc.



21st Sept-Morning 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.-Display of artworks.

2 P.M. to 7 P.M.-Inauguration & VIP Preview.

22nd to 24th Sept-Morning 10 A.M. to Evening 7 P.M. (open for public)


Registration Fee- 50% of total booth rent.

To register please send email of duly filled up form attached below.

Booth Size & Rent-Height-approx. 8 Ft

4 Sq. Mt(6.5x6.5x6.5Ft) (A20 to 26)-INR 15,000/-

           4 Sq. Mt (A 51 to A 61)-INR 18,000/-

     4 Sq. Mt (A29 to 32 & A42 to 50)-INR 20,000/-

           4 Sq. Mt (A8 to A19, A27, A28 & A33 to 41)-INR 25,000/

     4 Sq. Mt (A1 to A7)-INR 30,000/-


B) 6 Sq. Mt (9.75x6.5x9.75 Ft)-INR 42,000/-

Last Date for registration-30th June 2017

email: indianartpromoter123 [at]
17/03/2017 - 13:57
United States

Juried Outdoor Sculpture Project in USA

Fredericksburg, VA USA.  Deadline: July 1, 2017

Juried Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Six locations around the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of public sculpture from October, 2017 to September, 2018.  Liability insurance provided.  Stipend of $2000.  Artist responsible for delivery and removal.  Jury deadline for submission of existing or proposed work is July 1. No entry fee. Application and info at:

email: PSP [at]
17/03/2017 - 11:04




From March 2st to the June 1st, you can apply your work on Screendance and Documentary, for the 5th version of FIVC. Later, you can do it through Last Deadline June 16st.


FIVC is the Screendance Festival of Chile! ...So we will begin to showcase the official selection of the Festival 2017 in Santiago, then travel to at least 3 cities of our country!


FIVC does not believe in borders! That is why, through its FIVC ON TOUR program started almost 10 years ago, the selected works will participate in new exhibitions!


Fee for exhibition rights
Free pass to all activities of FIVC 2017 (previous confirmation)
Letter of invitation FIVC 2017 (if required)
Exhibitions in 4 cities of Chile
Being part of the FIVC ON TOUR Program
Promotion of your movie
Laurel Official Selection FIVC 2017


Get to work!... we're anxious to see your movie!!







International Videodance Festival of Chile FIVC, is an independent festival, promoter of the Screendance in Chile, born in Santiago in 2008, which realized its first version in January of 2009.


The Festival is a non-competitive contest, which is held nationally and internationally, and aims to encourage the creation of Screendance (videodance, dancefilm, experimental film) and Documentary through the dissemination of artists and works from around the world, as well as encourage reflection and training through their parallel activities (workshops, lectures, FIVC Off, meetings).




From its beginnings, FIVC maintains a program of collaboration and roaming, national and international, through its program FIVC ON TOUR; where is showed an important part of its official selection in other cities of Chile, collaborates with other festivals associated to international networks of Dance on screen, and makes own arrangements for the exhibition of the Festival abroad.


FIVC is a co-founder of the REDIV Ibero-American Videodance Network with 12 other entities of the region. FIVC project created by : Caída Libre- Brisa MP

email: screendancechile [at]
16/03/2017 - 19:44
United States

Open Call for Spiritual Artists on Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Sacred Art of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Fonda, New York
September 16 and 17, 2017
Open Call for Artists
To Celebrate the Life of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Entry Deadline September 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
The National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda,
New York is calling for artists to donate one special piece
of art dedicated to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri is the
patroness saint of First Nations peoples and ecology. The
Shrine is promoting the appreciation of sacred and
religious art devoted to Saint Kateri.
We invite all artists whose work pertains to Saint Kateri,
her National Shrine, Native American and First Nations
peoples, or traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). TEK
refers to the evolving knowledge acquired by Indigenous
and local peoples over hundreds or thousands of years
through direct contact with nature.
Saint Kateri (1656-1680) was born in the Mohawk Valley of
present day Upstate New York and lived for 10 years at the
site of her National Shrine in Fonda, New York. Kateri’s mother was Algonquin and her father
was Kanienkehaka (Mohawk).
The National Shrine of Saint Kateri
Tekakwitha is a sacred place of peace
and healing. The Shrine features the
Nation’s only fully excavated and
preserved 17th-century Kanienkehaka
village site. Visitors to the Shrine will
experience Saint Peter’s Chapel, housed
in a circa 1782 Dutch barn, hiking trails
throughout 150 acres of fields and
forests, a Native American museum, and
Kateri’s Spring, which still flows with the
sacred water used to baptize Kateri in 1676. The Kanienkehaka village site, known as
Caughnawaga, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Detail of Portrait by Fr. Claude Chauchetière
(circa 1690)
Sacred Art of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Fonda, New York
September 16 and 17, 2017
The art exhibit will run from Saturday, September 16 through
Sunday, September 17. There will be an opening reception on
Saturday evening. Awards will be given for Best of Show and
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, based on the number of entries
submitted. There is a suggested donation of $35.00 for up to
three pieces of art. No donation is necessary to enter. The
exhibit will be open to the public for free.
The deadline for entry is September 1, 2017 at 4 PM. This is a
call to artists of all levels, from children to adults. We ask that
the artwork is ready to hang (e.g., with wire or claw tooth) or
display. Artists are asked to attach a name plate with their
submission, and to include the title, name of artist, state or
nation they are from, and anything that would pertain to the
artwork itself. No artwork may exceed 60 inches (framed) in
any direction or 50 lbs. Call the Shrine for exceptions. Artwork
must be a signed original or a signed and numbered limitededition
print. Artists must provide an estimated value or a
suggested starting price for sale or auction. The art may be
exhibited during the art show at the sole discretion of the
Shrine. Donated art becomes the property of the Shrine, and
originals or printed reproductions may be exhibited to the
public for free or may be offered for sale or auction.
All artwork should be historically and culturally sensitive; for
example, the portrait of Kateri painted by Father Claude
Chauchetière (circa 1690), a priest who knew Kateri, shows
Kateri wearing traditional clothing (see image to the right).
For art-related questions, please contact Suzanne Mancuso by email at shirleyinoz [op] aol [punt] com.
For information about the National Shrine, contact the Shrine office at 518-853-3646 or email
nationalkaterishrine [op] gmail [punt] com. The web address is
The Shrine thanks you for your support! Artwork should be delivered to the following address:
National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Phone: 518-853-3646
3636 State Highway 5 Email: nationalkaterishrine [op] gmail [punt] com
P.O. Box 627
Fonda NY 12068-0627
Detail of Portrait by Fr. Claude
Chauchetière (circa 1690)

email: nationalkaterishrine [at]