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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04/02/2016 - 04:29
United States

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline - February 29, 2016


We offer a small monthly 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, or with digital/new media, installation, photography and film/video. Sorry no performance, dance or music at this time.


Send us your website and pay our small review fee found here: .


Look out for our new monthly Photography Award too!


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

03/02/2016 - 23:00
United States





Calendar Entry

Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition

May 6-29, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 7pm–9pm

Curator: David Heckman

Pushing beyond accepted conventions, Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present a photographic exhibition on surrealism where photographers push accepted conventions of reality and creating art of the imagination that explores reality itself.  



Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition

Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present an exhibit that pushes beyond accepted conventions of reality by representing – in photographs – irrational imagery of dreams and the unconscious mind… disorienting realist imagery often based on fantasy, nightmares, hallucination, and the imagination. The work’s disassociated nature leads to stunning compositions requiring the artist to see past what's physically there to create pictures of the imagination, inviting all to slip out of the shackles limiting our vision.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 7-9pm. Chat with the photographers in the show and other art appreciators!

View the Show: May 7 - 29, 2016 during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery Hours are Thursdays 12-6pm, First Thursdays (May-September) 12-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.


Contact: David Heckman, 703-989-7912,

Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Opening Reception:    Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00-9:00PM
Show Dates:        May 7 – 29, 2016

Alexandria, Virginia (released: January XX, 2016) Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition.  This exhibit pushes beyond accepted conventions of reality by representing – in photographs – irrational imagery of dreams and the unconscious mind… disorienting realist imagery often based on fantasy, nightmares, hallucination, and the imagination. The work’s disassociated nature leads to stunning compositions requiring the artist to see past what's physically there to create pictures of the imagination, inviting all to slip out of the shackles limiting our vision.

The opening reception is on Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9 pm at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Come enjoy the artwork and mingle with artists and art appreciators during this unveiling of the exhibit.  

Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition runs from May 7 – 29, 2016. Regular gallery hours are: Thursdays 12–6pm; Fridays and Saturdays 12–9pm; and Sundays 12–6pm.  It is free to view the art, and the gallery is open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Throughout the month Del Ray Artisans is also offering workshops on wire jewelry, polymer clay, resin, and unique paper flowers. Stay tuned!   


For more information, please visit or contact curator David Heckman at


Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.  

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.  DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

03/02/2016 - 18:31
United States

The Arts of Life 5th Annual Awards Show—free, non-juried, open call

The Arts of Life North Shore studio is at it again with their 5th Annual Square Foot Show. Each year, this exhibition showcases the artwork of each our North Shore artists, as well as the work of over 100 artists with and without developmental disabilities from around the country! It is a tremendous event and we are pleased to announce it again this year.


Your 12"x12" artwork is currently being accepted until March 14th, 2016 at 3pm. The opening reception will take place on Friday, March 25th from 6-8pm at our North Shore Studio (1963 Johns Dr. Glenview, IL 60025) Oh, and did we mention that this is an open-call, non-juried, and free exhibition? It really is hip to be square!


How do I participate?

If you would like to participate in our 5th Annual Square Foot Show:

 1. Download the application here

 2. Fill out the form

 3. Send it out (or drop it off) along with your completed and ready to hang 12"x12" artwork to 


Attn: Megan Cox

The Arts of Life, Inc.

1963 Johns Dr. 

Glenview, IL 60025


For questions please contact:

Megan Cox

Arts Coordinator



03/02/2016 - 17:51

Call for Artist Proposals

Art Reveal Magazine is pleased to announce its Call for Artist Proposal for online magazine

All International Artists are Welcome to submit their works for next issues. This is your chance to show off your work! Our goal is to support and promote talented artists from around the world. Each selected artist will get 6 pages including a short interview which will be published in the issue.

03/02/2016 - 16:27

OPEN CALL for artists // LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award_Vol.4

Centrale Fies presents:


LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award_Vol.4


curated by Barbara Boninsegna (artistic director of Centrale Fies, Dro), Simone Frangi (artistic director of Viafarini, Milan), Daniel Blanga-Gubbay (founder of Aleppo, Brussels), Denis Isaia (curator at MART, Rovereto)


The fourth edition of the project LIVE WORKS creates a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepen and broaden the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles.
This platform aims to measure the concreteness of performance art in the real world, investigating the double nature of LIVE - in person and alive - and highlighting those moments in which performance integrates with the dynamics of life.

LIVE WORKS is a platform that features LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award, The Free School of Performance (FSP) and Centrale Fies Performance Art Collection. The competition LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: media arts, lecture performances, task performances, text-based performances and multimedia storytelling, relational practices and workshop-based projects, flash mobs, politically engaged and activist project, experience design, fashion design and relational urbanism. The nine projects selected by LIVE WORKS will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from 1st to the 10th July 2016, during  which  the finalists  will  be  awarded  an budget of € 800,00 to produce their performance and the opportunity to participate to The Free School of Performance.

The performances produced will be presented during the 36th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts. On this occasion, the nine finalists will be evaluated by a jury who will select the winner. The winning artist will be offered a € 1000,00 prize (net) and the possibility of an additional residency phase at Centrale Fies.


Find the competition announcement on:


The Jury of LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award Vol.3 is composed by:


Aaron Cezar | Director of Delfina Foundation (London)
Beatrice Merz | Director of Fondazione Merz (Turin)
Charles Aubin | Associate Curator at Performa (New York) and Fondation Galeries Lafayette (Paris)
Lorenzo Benedetti | Indipendent curator (Amsterdam, Paris)
Marwa Arsanios | Artist, Co-founder of 98Weeks (Beirut)

03/02/2016 - 06:23

'PESHKAR' Music Band

Greetings from India ! I am Madhurjya Ranjan Barthakur from India. I have learnt about your organization and therefore as a musician I am interested in introducing my group 'PESHKAR' to you. We as a musical group would like to present their different forms of Indian music with a combination of both vocal music and instrumental music. In 'PESHKAR' you will also get to see the one of the rare combination of Indian instrumental music with western instrumental music. Also we have the melodious inclusion of Sarangi, one of the rare Indian string instrument to add on. The details of our group 'PESHKAR' are given in the brochure attached with this mail. You can also log on to our YouTube links :-                   

to listen to one of the compositions of 'PESHKAR'.  I am sure Sir/Madam, 'PESHKAR' would be able to enthrall the audiences if given an opportunity. Moreover, I would also like to inform you that we are ready to take classes both theory and demonstration for interested individuals there.

I have performed and played the Tabla in several international Music Festivals like the Mananan International Festival in Isle of Man, Milapfest Festival in London, Theatre de la Festival in France, Evora Festival in Portugal, Opera International Festival in Albania and many more.  I and my group members have been professionally working in the field of music for the last fifteen years as individual performers as well as in collaboration with one another. We believe in and have been working for the promotion of Indian music worldwide and therefore we hope your organization will give us this opportunity.


03/02/2016 - 02:16
United States

Dada Lives!

Submit work and proposals through the UC Blue Ash College Art Gallery website at:


More information available at:


University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Art Gallery is planning an exhibition of contemporary dada-inspired works to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 founding of the Dada movement in Zurich and the publication of the first Dada journal, Cabaret Voltaire on May 15, 1916. 


The show will run April 25 – June 3, 2016, with a day of readings, performances and an evening reception on Friday, April 29, 2016. The initial number of the new journal, MetaDada: The International Journal of Dada Mining will serve as catalogue for the exhibition, with an official publication date of May 15, 2016 (the 100th anniversary of the publication of Cabaret Voltaire, edited by Hugo Ball in Zurich). See call for journal.


Seeking Dada-influenced and inflected 2D, 3D and time-based work in all media formats (collage/photomontage, drawing, painting, photography, typography and digital graphics) for the exhibition, and possible inclusion in the journal. Visual works sought also include concrete and visual poetry, scores for sound poetry, and integrated image and text works. Of special interest are proposals for readings of dada and/or fluxus-inspired poetry and dada/fluxus performance works.


Dada is not an historical art movement nor is it a style or fashion. Dada is an ancient frame of mind, given distinct form and name in the early twentieth-century, which repudiates hubris, elitism and human self-importance. Therefore, please send nonsense, lunacy, foolishness, unintelligible gibberish, and serious dialectic bullshit produced in the most elegant, refined manner feasible. Emotions, sentiment and good sense must be checked at the door (concealed carrying of such feeble weapons will not be permitted, if you want to hide something get a gun). 


We want work in large quantities, as soon as humanly possible, that emerges through spontaneous action, random processes, pure chance, and sophisticated indeterminate approaches. We embrace work that skewers reason, logic, art, history, science, religion, faith, math, politics, advertising, capitalism, socialism, communism, fashion, media, philosophy, technology, sex and most other facets of human life that have led us into the inescapable and terminal cul-de-sacs of progress, growth, wealth, power, vanity and belief.

02/02/2016 - 22:02
United States

Third Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition

          Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by the distinguished Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee. This year's competition will include eligibility for 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 24th through August 6th with an opening reception on the evening of June 24th. Due date for entries is May 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2016 - 2017.

For more information, contact the gallery,

or visit our website 

30/01/2016 - 08:40

Working in africa

Dear stone sculptors

An opportunity to work with african stones in Zimbabwe has arisen. We are inviting sculptors who would want to explore african sculptures and work along renowned african sculptors at a sculpture centre in Zimbabwe, admittedly the biggest centre in sub-sahara africa. Accommodation is free.

28/01/2016 - 21:51
United States

International Photography Competition 2016

FLORIDA MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition.


Contest website:



1. People and Portraits

2. Places and Landscape, and Drone Photography

3. Nature, Science, and Animals

4. Documentary/ Social and Political Photojournalism

5. Still Life

6. Abstract Photography

7. Conceptual Photography


Best in Competition Prize:

- $1,000 cash
- Group exhibition at FMoPA
- Consideration for solo exhibition at FMoPA


Additionally, there are three prizes per category and on People's Choice Prize.



Deadline for entries: April 17, 2016

Winner notification: May 3, 2016

Exhibition: June 10 until June 30, 2016


Registration fee: $10 per submission.


For Further information visit our contest website or