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
11/01/2017 - 18:48
Call for Artists | Gallery Elena Shchukina Project 2017
Gallery Elena Shchukina invites artists to apply to the first edition PROJECT, a zero-commission exhibition of abstract contemporary art by artists displaying identifiable or innovative techniques.
PROJECT 2017 will be dedicated to art exploring themes of change & transformation.
Both UK and international artists are encouraged to submit their best artwork for this boutique experience - the first of its kind in the heart of the Mayfair - offering visitors the unique opportunity to meet the artists and buy artworks directly from their creators. The Project is a convenient and exciting opportunity for international artists who may not be able to travel to London, while providing local talent with new prospects.
The GES team will organise everything including installation, preview evening, events and marketing, as well as staff for the duration of the exhibition. GES takes 0% commission on sales.
Participants will also be entered in a public vote competition to win a solo exhibition at GES.
ALL submissions must be sent to: info [at] galleryelenashchukina.com
Artist’s CV and biography
Participants will be required to pay for the exhibition space by way of a fee, as specified in the Project description document
Pre-selection will take place by 28th February – further details will be provided upon acceptance.
28th February 2017: Applications deadline.
25th May – 3rd June 2017: Exhibition
Click here to download PROJECT2017 description and full application guidelines,
or contact info [at] galleryelenashchukina.com
email: info [at] galleryelenashchukina.com
11/01/2017 - 00:09
OPEN CALL ''CORPUS IN TEMPUS'' performance art workshop by Lenia Georgiou
OPEN CALL to performers, dancers, play-writers, actors, visual artists, and anyone with previous experience of the creative use of the body to participate in the experiential and experimental performance art workshop Corpus in tempus.
About Lenia Georgiou
email: lenia.georgiou [at] hotmail.com
09/01/2017 - 21:35
Newsletter: A Collection of Ideas-in-Progress
Newsletter is a collaborative archive of idea fragments that span the art making process and practice – notes, documents, project proposals, research materials, etc.
Newsletter is largely a text-based forum, but drawings / images will be considered if they serve their accompanied text. “Finished” work will not be considered.
Each issue will include submissions received before the last day of the month.
Contact us at
unitedprojectsnewsletter [at] gmail.com
with materials for review.
Every twelve issues will be published into a hard copy volume and distributed to libraries and museums around the world.
email: unitedprojectsnewsletter [at] gmail.com
09/01/2017 - 15:27
Art e(s)t Essai Residency for Visual Artists (Berlin)
The Art e(s)t Essai Residency for Visual Artists is a new residency program that is based in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany and that seeks to support resident artists as they explore what it means to professionalize their practice within a European context. We offer a five weeks residency that provides studio and living as well as community through which to reflect and engage one’s work. We accept applications from both emerging, mid-career and established artists working in all media, and especially those who emphasize social practice, community engagement or socially-engaged works.
- a 500 word proposal
- a portfolio of ten images of recent work
Any further related materials (as images, pdf documents as well as videos) can be sent via email directly to //berlinart [at] berlin.com" rel="nofollow">berlinart [at] berlin.com
email: berlinart [at] berlin.com
07/01/2017 - 01:44
HannaCC support for febrary 2017!
Hanna Creative Centre (Penedès, Catalonia, Spain) will selected five international artists for our first support call!
To work in any artistic discipline and projects surrounding the creation of different or new forms of society.
The support cober 30 - 50 % of the accommodation fees.
The projects undertaken in the center are presented at contemporary art galleries for a selection and exhibition of the projects.
email: info [at] hannacc.com
06/01/2017 - 22:20
Fantastic Fibers 2017
Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.
Deadline to Apply: February 4, 2017
email: office [at] theyeiser.org
06/01/2017 - 19:54
Breaking the Barrier
Breaking the Barrier: Interactive Art in the 21st Century
For Spring 2017, Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking artworks for entry in Breaking the Barrier, an exhibition which will present work in any media that asks the viewer to interact using two or more of their five senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, or taste).
Interactive art is a widely expanding and increasingly exciting field. It comprises sensual experiences that range from tactile sculpture to virtual reality headsets and more. Artists working in this field create works that engage the viewers’ senses beyond looking, asking them to touch, smell, taste, move with, and/or listen to an artwork in unexpected ways. Breaking the Barrier will present unique opportunities for viewers to interact with art in ways that are seldom permitted in a traditional gallery setting.
Eligibility and Criteria
The Arts Council is seeking artworks that are interactive in nature and require some form of viewer participation. Submitted works can take the form of, and are not limited to, installation, performance, sculpture, culinary, video, audio, or virtual art. Entries for the exhibition must be completed online (click the bottom of this page to access the application).
Art works will be considered for acceptance into the exhibition by a group of jurors according to two primary criteria: 1) excellence in artistic quality, and 2) suitability and unification with the stated exhibition theme.
Given the nature of this theme, it is acceptable for artists to submit works of art for consideration that may not yet be completed or are in development (only if necessary due to the nature of the proposed art work). Images and description submitted with the artist’s application should give the juror’s as clear a picture as possible to the final product. The jurors will select work that they are confident will match the criteria.
A juror’s grand prize will be awarded for Best in Show, which includes a cash award of $1,000. Additionally, each juror will select one art work each for a Juror’s Prize with a cash award of $250 per artist. Prize winners will be announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on April 8, 2017.
Russell Pryba is a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Northern Arizona University. He received a PhD. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His main areas of teaching and research are the Philosophy of Art and American Pragmatism. He has published on John Dewey’s aesthetic theory, Food Aesthetics, Neuroaesthetics, and the ontology of art. He is the Associate Editor of The Journal of Somaesthetics which aims to promote interdisciplinary work that explores the body as the site of both aesthetic experience and artistic creation.
Travis Iurato is the Artistic Director for the Flagstaff Arts Council. Iurato hails from New York City, where he worked on art exhibitions at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery and the Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery. He graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, and also attended the University of Barcelona School of Art in Spain. Iurato relocated to Rimrock, Arizona, where he co-founded New Age Drinks Contemporary Art. There, he curated a handful of contemporary art projects before coming to the Flagstaff Arts Council as the Artistic Director, curating exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts. He now lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
About the Exhibition Venue
The Coconino Center for the Arts (CCA) is located at 2300 North Fort Valley Road (Highway 180). CCA is on the way to several Arizona attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Arizona Snowbowl. The facility includes a 4,000 square foot art Main Gallery and an indoor amphitheater that seats 200. Breaking the Barrier will be in the Main Gallery.
Guidelines & Information
Applicants may submit a maximum of three works of art for consideration by the jury.
Deadline to apply: January 17, 2017
email: kmattison [at] flagartscouncil.org
05/01/2017 - 20:53
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break
Open Call: for short films in relation to notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality.
Curated by A-DASH Project Space, Athens, Greece.
Deadline for submission: Saturday 4 February 2017
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break investigates the relationship between temporality and architecture: taking the Kiosk as an entry point.
The Kiosks (Periptera), visible all over Athens, are frequently witnessed as no more than redundant structures. In their time, and when in use, they have the capacity to act as sites that trigger and promote societal exchange.
The Kiosk is now often only seen as a hollow shell; a stranger within it’s own time; an outsider within it’s own topology; an outmoded site being withdrawn to the architecture of memory.
The Kiosk, resembling a landed UFO, is like an obscure object that has returned from the future, or voyaged forth from a time before time. It is both ‘alien’ and ‘alienated’; a space that simultaneously speaks of and is disconnected from it’s own past(s) – present(s) – future(s).
The Kiosk belongs to all and none of these at the same time.
Through this shift, reverse or rupture in chronology, the Kiosk can re-emerge as something else altogether: it’s identity, purpose and function can be re-defined.
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We welcome works that present an investigative and innovative approach to film in direct relation to overlapping notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality.
The submitted media can be up to 5 minutes in duration, with or without sound. If not in Greek or English the films should be subtitled in either of these two languages. The chosen films will be presented in a transitory structure, in situ with disused kiosks across different sites in Athens, Greece.
I Hope My Legs Don’t Break will take place four times throughout 2017 (March, May, September, December), with each event holding a selection of different films.
Submission to be sent via email with:
URL link for the video work, with password if necessary (preference: Vimeo)
Title of submission
Text about the submission up to 500 words (optional)
Email : kioskathens [at] gmail.com
Deadline: Saturday 4 February 2017
The selected submissions will be announced by mid February 2017
If you need more information please send us an email.
Noemi Niederhauser / Benjamin Cohen
A-DASH Project Space.
email: kioskathens [at] gmail.com
05/01/2017 - 15:23
Art on Campus – Edition 4/2017
Art on Campus – Edition 4/2017
The University of St.Gallen in Switzerland owns an impressive collection of art which covers a span of more than 50 years and which has been integrated into the architecture of the University. Notable artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Gerhard Richter, Georges Bracque, Hans Arp, Alexander Calder, Antoni Tàpies, Joan Miró, Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Roman Signer, and Yan Pei-Ming are all part of the collection.
In addition to this collection, Art on Campus was launched in 2013 as a separate project. It aims to offer a platform to visual artists who are currently not represented by art dealers or gallerists.
Once a year, independent artists have the opportunity to submit projects for a building of the University at Tellstrasse 2 in St.Gallen. Out of the applications received, a curator will choose five projects that will be exhibited in the building during one year. Applications can be presented specifically for one of five chosen spaces (please see separate documents on our website for corresponding options) or without any particular space in mind. The final decision on the space allotted to the selected projects is made by the curator.
The University will assume the full costs for transport of the artwork, as well as for the artist’s travel to Switzerland for the installation and opening of the exhibition.
After three successful exhibitions curated by Ms Thamar Ette (edition 1/2013; edition 3/2015) and Ms Deborah Keller (edition 2/2014), the fourth edition of Art On Campus will be opened mid-March 2017.
Conditions for Applicants
The applicant is not supported by a gallery, art consultant, or any other kind of art market professional.
Required Application Documents
Short written description of the project in English (one page maximum) and sketches, visualizations or, if already available, photographs of it.
Please note: All documents must be provided in a PDF format or, for images, in JPEG (with no more than 5 MB per image) and sent to thamar.ette [at] unisg.ch
We suggest to use wetransfer.com, yousendit.com, or dropbox.com for transferring the documents.
Application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2017. Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered.
Please note: due to the high number of applicants, it will not be possible to give specific explanations on the decisions taken.
For any questions, please contact the Art on Campus curator Thamar Ette at thamar.ette [at] unisg.ch.
We look forward to your application!
email: thamar.ette [at] unisg.ch
05/01/2017 - 11:48
“Bliss” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline February 28, 2017
Bliss is a state of joy. Joy can be fed by and expressed in happy, funny or healing stories and artworks. Some ideas of bliss delve into the spiritual within us, states of zen, the idea of manifesting and affirmations, or simple moments of being fully present. This issue will be a collection of feel-good content that magnifies the sunny side of life. It will focus on the bliss within us and the people we love, and not religion nor religious deities. Bliss can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. What’s your BLISS?
| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.
Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.
| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers.
| Call application:
email: info [at] artascent.com