Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

03/27/2015 - 01:18

"SHINANO Primitive Sense Art Festival 2015-The birth of water ritual" Artist in Residence competition

The beginning of creation by mankind such as Lascaux wall paintings or straw 
rope-patterned ancient Japanese pottery contains fandamental sense of Art. 
The mission of Primitive sense art festival is to call up the fandamental sense of
Art in this moment at SHINANO, where JYOMON (Ancient Japanese) people 
had been lived. For expressing your original primitive sense, please visit 
SHINANO, Kizaki lake, where the beautiful lands of water welcome you for the 
bud of new creation.
The birth of water ritual
This year's theme of the primitive sense art festival is the creation of "MATSURI"
 Matsuri means festival in Japanese. it also means ritual, ceremony, or jubilation.
The Artist will be expected to work closely with the nature of Kizaki Lake and the 
local community to create own Matsuri for the dedication to the land. We are calling 
the artists who; create the objects as place; create the happening at the place 
somebody created; create the object which create the happening. We think that 
assembling each Artsit's Matsuri expression, it will expand the possibility of
MATSURI . We want you to exceed own ego and open up your soul to the earth. 
An artist can create the new relationship between nature and human beings which 
would be like the moment of an encounter.
Entry requirements
If your work call up the primitive sense, any form of Art would be applicable. 
(Sculpture, Lands art, Architecture, instllation or cooking food, etc.)
Residence piriod
From 1st of June to 1st of August (depends on your project)
100000-200000Yen for making Artwork including the cost of the materials
transportation expenses, and living expenses. The accommodation will be provided.
*Artist in Residence is on the condition that to create a permanent artwork at the
Primitive Sense Art Festival or to donate more than an artwork.
*The artist is requested to stay from a month as the residence Artist 
for creating own artwork.
AIR Interchange Program 
"Traveling the primitive sense"
We would like to corporate with the other AIR organization which sympathize with 
our primitive sense art festival. We will accept the Artist from your AIR program and
the Artist from primitive sense art festival will visit your AIR program for interchange. 
The budget will be as same as our subscription above. Please contact us to discuss 
for the detail.
How to Entry
Please express your primitive sense by post or email. 
※Any format will be accepted by post..
(you can even send original artwork. please contact us like sending letters.)
※ 5 images will be accepted by email. (Max 500kb per 1 image)
*Any materials submitted to Primitive Sense Art Festival competition cannot
be returned.
1. Entry sheet →downlod
2. The free style presentation of your primitive sense by postage or 5 images by email.
 (Max 500kb per 1 image)
3. Artist statement (400 words)
4. Your production schedule
Application period
15th of March 2015 - 15th of April 2015
Site observation will be held at 11th of April 2015
The result will be informed at May through the official website
Contact [For submission and enquiry]
Primitive Sense Art Festival executive committee
Tel +81-261-22-1436

03/27/2015 - 00:42
United States


GIF is a uniquely contemporary medium of digital communication popularly used in derivative manners to highlight specific moments from pre-existing visual media. The secondhand and easily-sharable nature of GIF has caused it to be misconceived as a frivolous and shallow medium. Gifs are often intended to be witty or humorous, thus making it difficult for the medium to break from its genre template.

Physical Opening Exhibition: April 16, 2015

Rules & Terms

Submit a gif that evokes strong emotions within the viewers and subverts the cliche humour frequently associated with the medium. Fanart is discouraged, but feel free to use appropriated content. Sound will also be accepted if it relays the same characteristics as a gif (i.e. looped, brief, etc).

-Provide a statement for your gif no longer than 140 characters. 
-Artists must be 16 years or older. 
-Work must be made after 2012. 
-Images must be created specifically for gif format, no documentation of other forms of work. 
-Sound work must be hosted on Soundclound. GIF work must be submitted as a link (host anywhere, formatted for viewing) 
-You may submit gifsets, diptych/triptych, browser art, endurance based gifs, sound in conjunction with gif, etc. 
-No limit on submissions

03/25/2015 - 13:35

International Jewelry Competition - JEWELEVENT - Earth - Italy

Galleria Rossini - Milan (Italy)
open to designers and goldsmiths artists, professionals

may 24 th, 2015

Exhibition opening: 17th September 2015
Exhibition dates: 17th September – 10th October 2015

Galleria Rossini, in occasion of EXPO2015, promotes the first edition of JEWELEVENT, an international competition, open to designers and goldsmiths artists, professionals.
This Year we are introducing the theme about of "Earth".

Earth is solid, firm and concrete. Plants, herbs, roots, minerals, gems and crystals, from quartz and obsidian to diamonds, are gifts of inestimable value.
To introduce the list:
Earth as "raw material"
Earth as nutrition, protection
Earth as health, prosperity, Mother Earth
Earth as a link with the native territory/land
Earth as travel, discovery, growth and interaction
Earth as a reflection between human beings and the natural environment

Exhibition Opening
Exhibition opening will take place on Thursday, September 17th in:
GALLERIA ROSSINI (Viale Monte Nero 58, Milan ITALY).
The exhibition will be open until October 10th.
During the exhibition the pieces may be sold.

1st prize: solo exhibition at Galleria Rossini (15 days dedicated)
2nd prize: exhibition of a collection at Gallery Rossini (a month)
3rd prize: personal page on Galleria Rossini’s website (three months)
Special Mention by the Jury
Special Mention by the Popular Jury
Other prizes will be published later.
A catalogue of all the selected works will be published. All selected artists will receive three free copies.

The competition is open to all artists of any age, sex, nationality (or other). Each artist can participate with only one work, unique or "limited edition", which has not been presented to any previous competition or published.
After registration deadline, the organization will inform the artists about their admission to JEWELEVENT - Earth, the list of admissions will be published online on the website

The Jury
Marco Rossini - Artistic Director of Galleria Rossini
Chiara Cinelli - Journalist and curator of art events
Cristina Sissa - Director "Studio del Lauro" art gallery
Eugenia Gadaleta - Expert in Fashion Communication and Vogue Jewel Contributor
Evelina Schatz - Historical and art critic, poet
Fabiola Cinque - Lecturer in Marketing and Communication fashion IED Rome
Francesca Bianucci - Curator of art events
Sonia Patrizia Catena - Critic and curator of art, expert in contemporary jewelry

Selection of works:
Quality, innovation and artistic research will be the fundamental selection criteria.
Any kind of ornament for the human body, made using any material or technique, will be accepted provided it can be worn. The admission to the competition will be evaluated taking into high consideration: original material and technique used, experimentation and research project, relevance to the theme, style balance, high quality realization details, wearability.

Entry registration
The application material must be sent no later than May 24th, 2015
Send to with or

• Photos of the work from three different angles (neutral white background, jpg file format, 300 dpi, minimum dimensions 15x15 cm,)
• Captions: date of production, materials used, title
• Concept description (no more than 600 letters) - English text (Italian translation optional)
• biography (max 500 letters)

REGISTRATION (the payment of the fee will be carried out only after being selected)
Failure to pay will cancel participation in the exhibition. Artists must keep a copy of the payment. Application fees are not refundable.

BASIC REGISTRATION FEE (taxes included) : - VAT invoice issued -

BASE - selected ........................... ............ (€ 219.60)
Associated Artists Galleria Rossini ............. (€ 109.80)

Each artist is responsible for the covering of the transportation/shipping expenses (round trip, the cost of packing and repacking) and any insurance costs for the artworks.
Galleria Rossini, while guaranteeing the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be held liable for any thefts, fires or any damages to artworks or people that could occur during all the stages of the event. The gallery will keep and guard all the works, but any insurance on them will entirely be charged on the artist(s).The gallery is equipped with a safe for valuables, alarm system and exterior windows with bulletproof glass.

The decisions of the Jury are irrevocable and unquestionable. Galleria Rossini, while fully respecting the moral rights of the author, will exercise these rights for all institutional activities of communication about the competition. Each artist gives to Galleria Rossini, as well as to their direct representatives, the authorization to the treatment of personal data according to the Law 675/96 (“Privacy law”) and to its following changes in the Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy Code) also for data entry into data banks managed by the subjects mentioned above. The participant authorizes Galleria Rossini to promote photos and videos about "jewelevent" competition on social networks and website. The catalogue will included mails of the authors (except for author’s formal refusal) and will be sent to specialized galleries and major trade publications.
The participation in "jewelevent" competition implies the knowledge and the complete acceptance of above mentioned Regulations.

for further informations:

03/25/2015 - 13:34

Shuffle Project -residency-

TO ALL ARTIST interested in exchange-feedback-workshop-production-learning: OPEN CALL SHUFFLE PROJECT deadline 1st April for Shuffle 20th-26th April 2015

03/25/2015 - 13:32

Application deadline for 12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium extended till 12th of April!

July 30 – August 9, 2015
SERDE Residency Centre in Aizpute, Latvia

The 12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium is part of the art and ecology events series. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. In the hands of professional artists they will be transformed into amazing masterpieces of art.

The 12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium will be held from July 30 – August 9, 2015 at the Residency and workshop centre SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.

Cost of participation: The cost of participation is 400 Euros which includes catering, accommodation costs and materials for up to 20kg object (for bigger objects we offer cast iron for additional price). SERDE provides residents with accommodation (shared room) and working premises.

To Apply please send
Symposium proposal: A written description of the work you propose to explore during the residency including a statement about interest and experience working with cast iron. (Previous experience casting iron is not a requirement – 1 page limit)
3 – 5 Images or links to the websites: Recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron.
Current Resume or CV: In addition to your full name, address, telephone and email address, this document should include information about your education; exhibition history; awards and honors; grants and residencies; professional experience; reviews or catalogues about your work; and references. (2 page limit)

All materials are accepted via email to: Applications will be accepted until there are no more available positions.

If you have more questions about the symposium, please contact:

03/25/2015 - 13:23


[deadline 20th April 2015]

+ PROGRAM [performance, theatre, dance, music, interdisciplinary interventions]

+ CREATIVE RESIDENCIES [cinema, writing, Community’s Action Project]

+ CONTEST [“Operappartamento”]

ALTO FEST 2015- FIFTH edition - Naples July 8-12
TO GIVE RISE to a Human / Urban regeneration

ALTO FEST is an international Festival of Performing Arts and Trans-disciplinary

Its Fifth Edition will run July 8-12, 2015 in Naples

An international cultural project, generative and horizontal that is inserted
in the innermost social-urban fabric by which it is hosted. The aim of the
festival is summarized by the motto “to give rise to”, is to activate cultural
and participative processes, promoting an experience of human and urban

Alto Fest activates generative “dispositifs” of relation, thinking and knowledge,
mixing public and intimacy. It creates a space of promiscuity in which authors
and audience can go beyond their roles, participating consciously.

The Festival runs in private venues spontaneously donated by the citizens
(apartments, terraces, basements, courtyards, whole buildings, artisan
shops…) Citizens share with artists and audience the intimacy of their houses,
the everyday life of their working places, the memory of the cellars, creating
an exclusive relationship with the artist and a permanent connection with the
artwork. The process is built by experimenting with innovative poetics and
aiming to the involvement of places, and with them the system of relationships
that are hosted by the places themselves.

Alto Fest emancipates itself from the function of mere “programming” and/
or “production” of shows and artworks, as festivals are usually considered, to
prefigure itself as a space for an experimental sociality.

In this way the city becomes the home for innovative and shared art practices,
for vibrant artists and brave citizens.
The festival was born in 2011 in Naples, and it is conceived and directed by
TeatrInGestAzione (

TeatrInGestAzione cares for the artistic direction of the festival. From many
years the company deals with the creation of innovative artistic practices;
directly involving international artists and territory, TeatrInGestAzione focuses
on the involvement of citizens in the cultural processes, inserting the artistic
action in the socio-urban and human architecture in which the company acts.

… last edition…

ALTO FEST video summary

40 venues, 5 municipalities, 50 donors of spaces and accommodation, 7 days
of programming from 11 am to 12 am, 165 performances, thousands of visitors,
both residents and travelers, 38 artistic groups from 17 countries, for a total
number of 42 performances, premiers, creative residencies, meetings, theatre,
dance, visual arts, writing, 200 applications from 44 different countries to the
international open call, from 5 continents, 10 cultural operators, 5000 programs
distributed, 10000 FOLLOWERS

“For the fourth year the project aims to migrate in the city, in its memories, in
its unknown space. Searching for new houses, creative dimensions and human
La Repubblica

“It is contemporary theatre that has to reach people, not the opposite,
therefore during these years Alto Fest has grown its popularity, thanks to its
capability to reveal places, making them accessible to everybody”


Performers, researchers, art and thought practitioners, single or collective
artists. Amateur groups are excluded.

The program of the festival welcomes all the expressions of contemporary
live arts, from theatre to visual arts, from dance to music, from cinema to
writing, hosting interdisciplinary projects, originated by the dialogue among
artists experimenting with original synergies and hybrid praxis. Today their
presence makes ALTO FEST a crossroads of diversified languages and
experimental aesthetics.

ALTO FEST is a Permanent Observatory focused on the “aesthetic experience”
inviting the artists in program to relate their own project to the principle that
generated the festival: To Give Rise To.

Since the first edition To Give Rise To is the principle of the Festival. To Give
Rise To evokes the principle of gift, that is the basis of the festival, but also
the conscious action, the choice that is the premise of this gift. To Give Rise
To means also the aesthetic direction of the works and interventions that Alto
Fest generates and welcomes. Interventions arising from a singular dialogue
between the work and the space they are hosted by, that will let the other
space emerge, the possible inner space, in the wrinkles of the inhabited
spaces, giving new sense to shapes, objects, actions, practiced already,
prepared already to relations and actions they host in everyday life.

Works in program are observed and analyzed by a Critique Panel: a permanent
space of reflection and interdisciplinary research, organic with Alto Fest, in
which a miscellaneous group of researchers and artists is called to exercise a
collective and multi-perspective look on the Festival.
The Panel is directed by Silvia Mei ( in dialogue with
TeatrInGestAzione. The names of the members that will form the 2015 Panel
are being defined. Updates and personal profiles will be available on the
website and social networks of Alto Fest.

The Artistic Direction will compose the Program. The decisions of the Artistic
Direction are unquestionable.


Proposals can be sent online, filling the Application Form at -
clicking on OPEN CALLS

In the same page you will find the REGULATIONS DOCUMENT. Before filling
the Application Form, we recommend you to carefully read the guidelines
describing the structure of the Festival and the conditions for participation, both
for Program and Creative Residencies sections.

For PROGRAM section application can regard one or more finished works or
ongoing projects. Works and projects must have a minimum duration of 30
minutes, except for special cases.

For CREATIVE RESIDENCIES unpublished projects are welcome
All the fields in the online application form must be filled. The proposals must
include all the requested materials. The materials must be uploaded on the
online platforms, as indicated.

If you have problems with the online form, please send us an email at .

+39 320 0304861 - for English +39 320 2796122 |

03/25/2015 - 13:21

Paratissima Skopje

Paratissima Skopje is an international contemporary art fair and its second edition will be held from 12th to 14th of June in the Youth Cultural Center, Skopje.
The call for participation is open from 24th of February to 10th May. The call is open for everyone; everyone who applies can participate. There are no pre-qualifications in terms of gender, nationality, geo-location, academic background or field of work.
Paratissima Skopje is committed to the promotion and support of the creative industries and the emerging talents in the arts and cultural sector.
From its inception, in Turin 2004, Paratissima enables an open space for showcasing original artworks of newcomers encouraging dialog between the local and international scenes in a context that distances itself from institutional and elitist structures.
The aim of this year’s edition of Paratissima Skopje is to generate new collaborations and develop its international network.
To access additional information about Paratissima Skopje please refer to our media channels:

Link to the application:

03/25/2015 - 13:20

A Call to Artists for ArtLoveNewYork

We are excited to announce the first call for participation from Art Love New York! ALNY is a biannual, contemporary arts fair showcasing artists from around the globe. Our aim is to provide an innovative and accessible platform in one of the most active and vibrant cities in the world, NYC! We believe the dynamism of this city is our biggest asset. To reflect this, ALNY will take place in several small, pop-up venues in downtown Manhattan, located within easy walking distance from each other so as to keep the art experience close to pulse of the street.

We are interested in all media. To participate in this unique event, please submit a photograph, video or textual description of your work(s) to be considered for selection. There is no particular theme, just send what you would like to showcase in New York city. The cost of submission is $500 plus shipping costs. The deadline for submission is April 15th. Successful applicants will be contacted within ten days with further information.

To apply, and for further info, please go to our website at

Thank you for considering joining us in this exciting initiative! Hope to hear from you soon.

03/23/2015 - 16:29

Tokyo International Art Fair

EXHIBIT AND SELL YOUR ARTWORK to the art loving visitors of Tokyo at the Harajuku Quest Hall located in a prime location. Global Art Agency takes full care of promotion, marketing, advertising, giving all participants the recognition that they deserve and raising awareness on a global scale, with partners and sponsors we reach a huge audience. Participation fee for the two-day Tokyo International Art Fair include; Global Art Awards Ceremony, Private View, Champagne Reception, Network After-Party, Global Promotions, free high quality printed Catalogue featuring all exhibitors published worldwide, free invitations to Private View, 0% commission charged on sales.

Read over 200 success stories from previous exhibitors on our website.

03/23/2015 - 16:26
United States

Call for Entries: “Transformation” Art of All Mediums exhibition.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's Call for Entries: “Transformation” Art of All Mediums exhibition.
Deadline is April 1, 2015 with $25 entry fee.

About: For over 30 years, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center has demonstrated its commitment to artists working in the fields of book arts, printmaking, and papermaking. Located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, Pyramid Atlantic leads and inspires the community through artistic excellence and community engagement. Now, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, in association with PLAZA Artist Materials, invites artists to enter the upcoming exhibition,“Transformation” Art of All Mediums. Selected works will be on exhibit in the Second Floor Gallery of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015.

This exhibition gives every artist the opportunity to interpret “transformation” as they wish. Submitted artwork could refer to a transformation of the artist through the creation of the piece, the transformation of simple materials into a work of art, or general themes of change and re-creation. Art of all mediums will be considered.

For exhibition prospectus:
go to
or email

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
How to Apply: Go to and sign up to start your application.