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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25/04/2018 - 00:24
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, Art Maze Magazine Summer Edition 2018, Issue 8

ArtMaze Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Summer Edition of 2018, Issue 8!

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run international publication which showcases experimental and progressive contemporary art, reflecting modern society and its environment, provoking conversation and action; fostering innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

ArtMaze Magazine invites guest curators from internationally renowned galleries as well as independent art professionals to help select works for each issue. ArtMaze gives spotlight to artists and engage with its readers and followers everyday through their social media, website and print and digital issues.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital etc. Artists or any art organisations on behalf of from all countries are welcome to submit.

DEADLINE: May 24, 2018

GUEST JUROR: Sara Maria Salamone and Tyler Lafreniere, Founders and Head Curators of Mrs. Gallery, NYC


DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via bookshops, galleries and online. More info:

Artists selected by the guest curator will receive a 1-page or 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 1-3 images in print and digital formats. All published artists will receive a digital copy of the magazine and will be promoted on our website and social media (handle @artmazemag).

Founded in September of 2016, Mrs. is a contemporary art gallery located in Maspeth, Queens. The gallery focuses on offering a new platform for emerging, under represented and mid career artists, while engaging the surrounding community. Having become members of the lead national NADA fair, and having put together an extensive amount of groundbreaking exhibitions, the gallery has earned its compelling reputation in the international art world and has been covered by a great number of top international press, such as The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Artnews, Arts, artforum and others.

email: info [at]
24/04/2018 - 22:45
United States

Request For Proposal - Washington State Artist - Wooden Ornament

Request For Proposal.  Made In Washington seeks artist working in wood to create a limited edition wooden ornament for our Christmas holiday catalog.

Please submit a letter of interest, not to exceed 2000 characters via email to haydeea [op] madeinwahsington [punt] com.   Provide a statement describing your interest in this project, addressing how you are qualified, as well as a brief description of what item you might produce for the 1st ornament installment.  Also include a Résumé and up to 6 images of past works.

Eligibility:              Artist must be living / working in Washington State.

Item:                     Ornament that can hang on a Christmas tree

Size:                     3” to 4”

Medium:               Wood, carved, assembled, stained or painted?  (Not sure what is possible)

Edition:                 Limited to 50 - 100, signed and numbered or marked and numbered.

Design:                Something that is Washington State related and/or something that is 

                             Christmas related. Possibly a whale, a wolf, Bigfoot, a pinecone, a salmon, a 

                             ship's bell, a wreath, a boat, the Lewis & Clark compass? This is where the 

                             artist would bring their ideas to the table.  The individual ornaments in the

                             edition would all have to look very similar to each other (however, we

                             understand about the variances found in handmade items).

Ongoing Series:  If we are successful, we would like to continue to offer a wooden ornament

                             every year. So the ornaments as a group or a series would have to go

                            together in some way, and we could add a new piece to the series every year.

Cost per ornament: To be discussed.

Timeframe:        We would need to decide on the final design fairly soon because we would like

                           to have an image printed in our holiday catalog. Typically we are photographing

                           our holiday items in July.  We would begin selling the item in October.


Deadline:             Submit letter of interest / proposal  by May 6th

email: haydeea [at]
24/04/2018 - 20:39

Painting on the Edge Exhibition - Pushing the limits

Painting on the Edge is an annual international competition and juried exhibition, open to inventive artists worldwide.


Hosted at the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, Canada, all accepted artwork will be exhibited in our gallery, published in our catalogue and juried with a chance to win the $2000 Grand First Place Prize.


Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones. Successful artwork will articulate bold experimentation and innovation.


Push your limits and push your audience. Exhibit in the sixteenth year of Painting on the Edge. 


Submit here:

Submission deadline: May 30

email: fcagallery [at]
24/04/2018 - 17:49

The 1st Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale

International Deadline: May 15th, 2018 – Dafen Art Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the 1st Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, with the theme of “Opening-up and Integration.” We hope that through the International Oil Painting Biennale, Dafen as a leader in the development of China’s cultural industry, will become a platform and window for mutual understanding between China and the world, and enhance the artistic exchange between countries worldwide.

Exhibition Dates: October, 2018.

China Artists Association
CPC Publicity Department of Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee
Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles
CPC Shenzhen Longgang District Committee, People's Government of Longgang District

1. The participating works should be oil paintings created in the last 3 years
2. The length and width of oil painting works should be no less than 1m (excluding the outer frame).

No Application Fee. However, if your work is selected, you will be required to cover the cost of round-trip insurance of transportation for your work. The Organizing Committee will cover the cost of round-trip transportation for the selected international works.

1. Each participating artist will receive a copy of the “The Collection of 1st Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, China”. The Collection will be published in color print and include all participating works, artist bios, work descriptions and other related content.

2. The Organizing Committee will invite some artists to Shenzhen to attend the opening ceremony of the Dafen Biennale and related meetings. Expenses for invited artists in Shenzhen will be reimbursed by the Organizing Committee.

3. The Dafen Art Museum will discuss the specific collecting intention with the participating artists for the selected works. The artist of each collected work will receive proper collection fee of RMB 100,000 (equal to about USD 15,870 including tax) and a collection certification issued by the Organizing Committee.

4. The participating artists will receive a Dafen Biennale Participating Certificate awarded by the Organizing Committee.

The committee will use online registration, and participating artists should log on to the website and submit their application according to the requirements ( Applicants need to submit JPG format HD images of one work (the image should be no less than 5MB, and the electronic photo of the artist should be no less than 1MB) and are required to complete the unified registration form of works which can be found on the official website. Please do not mail photos or original works. All participating information will be archived.

The judging committee will select the works based on the photos of works, and the results will be issued on the official website of the Dafen Biennale ( in June, 2018.

Visit us online for more details:

Located in  Shenzhen City, Dafen Oil Painting Village has attracted more than 1,200 galleries of various sizes, more than 60 famous companies, and about 8,000 workers in the oil painting business in the core area of only about 0.4 square kilometers. The galleries and companies in Dafen are mainly engaged in the production and trading of oil paintings and relevant items. As the National Demonstration Base of Cultural Industry, Dafen Oil Painting Village is one of the first of its kind in the country. Since 2004, the village has received more than 3,000 Chinese and foreign visiting groups.

According to statistics, 70% of commercial paintings in European and American markets come from China, and among them, 80% are imported from Dafen. At the end of 2017, Dafen reached an annual output of RMB 4.15 billion yuan, and domestic sales and exports accounted for 50% respectively. World famous media have reported on Dafen Oil Painting Village many times, including the New York Times, BBC, Financial Times, Sky News, and NHK.

Dafen Art Museum
Shenzhen, China
Tel: 86-755-84667580, 84732622
Fax: 86-755-84732622

email: china2df [at]
20/04/2018 - 19:45
United States

Open Call: Art-A-Hack Special Edition Summer 2018

Announcing Art-A-Hack™ Special Edition — a themed collaborative creation between groups of artists/engineers, designers/makers, or whatever combination arises based on your project proposals. The two themes explored in this Special Edition are:


1. Climate Change: Data & Disinformation

2. Emotionally Intelligent Artificial Intelligence & Brain Computer Interfaces


Previous years of Art-A-Hack included inventions, installations, collaborations and performances — learn about previous projects at, or watch our summation video for inspiration -


Read the Open call below for more detail on the themes and on the summer program we have lined up.


Open Call:


Here’s the deal: We are seeking coders, artists, scientists, makers and dreamers to form short-term teams that will meet over four Saturdays between June 9 and July 7 (with a break for the July 4th holiday), and a final presentation at CUNY City Tech in downtown Brooklyn on July 13 in their amazing theater.


We will provide space, equipment, facilitation and advice, and a stellar showcase opportunity.


During four weekends we will co-create on site at ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave, in Manhattan. There will be a pre-event social on June 7, as well as presenting finished prototypes at CUNY in July.


How to apply:


To apply, fill out the application now ( for this special dual themed Art-A-Hack. Please consider how your application might support or lead in one of our two themes, outlined below.


Describe a project idea you want to try, the technologies you’d like to get into, and/or the skills you have to contribute to an already existing project. If you are an artist and do not have tech skills, that is OK. Conversely, if you are a programmer and don’t have any compelling ideas, that is OK as well.


If you have any special equipment you would like to contribute, we welcome you to tell us. When we receive your applications, we will match you up with others to help you achieve your ambitions.


Each year we group people together around the most compelling proposals. This means your specific idea may not be selected, in which case we will try to find you a team and a project which matches your skills and interests. This is an ad-hoc process, and we can’t always match everybody to teams, but we work hard to create aligned teams and have had great results from this process in the past.


Themed Areas:


1) Climate Change: Data & Disinformation


How can data make climate change less abstract? Scientists warn that drastic and immediate action is necessary to avoid catastrophe. Studies show that most people support bold climate action, but don’t place it as high on their list as near-term concerns, like jobs, healthcare and schooling. This themed area of Art-A-Hack™ Special Edition is tasked with exploring how climate data and its representations can move from abstraction to urgency.


2) Emotionally Intelligent Artificial Intelligence and Brain Computer Interfaces


Emotionally Intelligent Artificial Intelligence like IBM Watson and Google APIs are primarily text based. Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) deploy EEG signal readings to assess different brainwave states. This themed area of Art-A-Hack™ Special Edition is tasked with exploring the relationship of these two seemingly disparate systems to make the biophysical interact with the algorithmic.


Dates for your calendar:


Here’s a list of scheduled dates to mark off in your calendars. Please make sure if you are going to apply that you are available for all of the listed dates!


May 8 (midnight)— Deadline for applications

June 7 (6pm-9pm)— Pre-event Social

June 9 (10am-6pm)— Co-creation Day 1

June 16 (10am-6pm)— Co-creation Day 2

June 23 (10am-6pm)— Co-creation Day 3

July 7 (10am-6pm)— Co-creation Day 4

July 13 (6pm-10pm)— Presentation at City Tech on 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn


Equipment Available:

**Note: More is potentially available on request.


Virtual Reality

- Oculus Rifts (Development and Consumer versions)

- Full HTC Vive setup

- Powerful VR computers with Unity3D


Video & 3D Video

- GoPro-based 3D video rig

- GoPros

- RGBDToolkit (for Xtion, Kinect 1)

- DepthKit (for Kinect 2)

- Webcams


Brain-Computer Interface

- Muse Headset

- Emotiv EPOC+ with EEG data

- OpenBCI


Body Interface

- Leap Motion

- Kinect 1, Kinect 2

- Myo Armband

- Intel SR-300 RealSense Camera

- More on request



- A drone!



- Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3 & variants

- LittleBits

- Arduino (LilyPad, Uno, etc)

- BeagleBone

- Studio with soldering facilities

- Various shields, sensors, actuators, components (we can order more if required)


Presentation tools

- Projectors

- Touchscreen monitor

- PA/Sound system


This is just a partial list, and we will be adding more equipment before the start of Art-A-Hack.


We look forward to hearing from you!


email: liz [at]
20/04/2018 - 11:55

Digital Anthropologies

Every day, we share our knowledge, experiences,
and emotions online. These are propagated and
modeled by algorithms generating standardized
writing. The sixth edition of Digital Anthropologies is
an event that takes the form of a collective field, in
partnership with SenseLab (Montreal, Canada).
Digital Anthropologies #6 explores modalities of
production and of our shared writings as well as
techniques of affective reappropriation by their
participants. Our event is rooted in the practice of
performances that engender belief (believe in doing)
and produce the indiscernibility between the real and
the imaginary (make believe). We propose a collective
space of research that produces a belief in which
participants can emerge with a multiplicity of renewed
techniques to make believe.
We take a keen interest in fabulation, which
emerges from the oral tradition and questions its own
affective mutations in traces and gestures of
transmission that are the acts of creation and research.
It allows us to go beyond the narrative and
methodological dynamics that often restrict artists,
researchers and participants, and explores the
performative and ritual potential of our artistic
practices and enquiries.
For a few days, we invite researchers and artists of
all disciplines to build a collaborative event, open to
the public, where each of us will be an active
contributor. Your work will be the main material of
workshop-events that promote wandering—breaking
free from the need to present research material
formally, and to live and share our processes in a new


Conditions of participation
1. Submission of a work, research, or proposal for a
workshop, completed or in progress from any
scientific or artistic discipline, by 30 April 2018.
2. If the project is selected, required attendance from
15-18 November 2018 at Point Éphémère, Paris.
Online registration form
Deadline: 30 April 2018

email: beina.xu [at]
20/04/2018 - 09:38

2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence & Possibilities

The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is welcoming applications for the international summer school — 2018 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence & Possibilities! Application deadline: 6 May 2018.


The programme will offer a selection of courses in various visual culture research and artistic disciplines, focusing on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, linking art and technology in clay 3D printing, bringing a fading skill to Estonia for restoring haute couture clothing, taking a look into the future of interaction design, etc. The teaching staff of the summer academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EAA and partner universities. Most of the courses are free and the teaching language is English.


2018 Tallinn Summer Academy courses include:


The deadline for registration is 6 May 2018.

For more information about the courses and to register, visit or contact summeracademy [op] artun [punt] ee.


The Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Presence and Possibilities is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


For those interested in post-graduate studies, the Estonian Academy of Arts offers 8 international master’s programmes taught in English. The deadline to apply is May 3, 2018. Visit for more information.

email: summeracademy [at]
19/04/2018 - 18:55
United States

2018 Florida Biennial

As a ninth juried Art and Culture Center | Hollywood open call, the 2018 Florida Biennial is open to artists residing in the state of Florida working in any medium. This edition focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy. The exhibition opens September 14 from 6-9 pm and will run through Oct. 21, 2018.



Jurors Pick $1000
Honorable Mention $500


For the first time in our history, all selected artists will be awarded a stipend to refund their submission fee and to defray exhibition costs as well as a friends-level membership. The membership is part of the North American Reciprocal Program, complimenting free admission to 985 institutions.    


Sarah Fritchey, Juror

Sarah Fritchey is the Curator and Gallery Director at Artspace in New Haven, Conn. Her practice seeks to ignite conversations around the body, identity, representation, and the need for greater equity in the arts. Artspace is a Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) Certified non-profit organization championing emerging artists and building new audiences for contemporary art in a 5,000 square foot space. In addition to her full-time role at Artspace, Fritchey has curated and written independently for many notable institutions including the NYPOP Gallery NYC; the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Queens College in New York; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard in Hudson; UMass Amherst; Artscope Magazine; Big, Red and Shiny; and  


Laura Marsh, Curator

Laura Marsh is the Center's Curator of Exhibitions. She has a wealth of curatorial experience along with a history of event programming, grant writing, and teaching at non-profit galleries and museums. Marsh has a Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art in Sculpture; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She’s a current artist-in-residence at ArtCenter | South Florida. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including Locust Projects and Dimensions Variable in Miami, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in New York. She's attended residencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Beijing, China, and Siena, Italy among others.


Opening Reception

The opening reception will be held from 6-9 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. The reception is free for members and $10 for non-members. Each exhibiting artist may bring one non-member guest free of charge.


April 1 Submissions Open
June 1 Deadline
June 25: Announcement of participating artists
August 20-23: Accepted artworks to be delivered by the artist(s) to the Center
Fri, September 14, 6-9 pm: Opening reception and curator mentions
Through October 21: Exhibition on view
October 22-26: Artwork pickup



There is a non-refundable entry fee of $50 per person to submit up to 10 available artworks in any medium. If accepted, no substitutions from the original submission will be accepted. Only original works completed after Jan. 2017 are eligible. Artwork measuring more than eight feet in any one direction or weighing more than 100 pounds is not eligible, and canvases with wet paint and frames in fragile condition will not be accepted. Artwork should be ready to install and properly identified with the provided label securely attached. The juror’s decisions are final.


Shipping of Original Works

Accepted artists are responsible for all transportation and shipping arrangements and expenses. Round-trip shipping expenses must be pre-paid. Those sent C.O.D. will not be accepted (Please allow two weeks for shipment).
All packing material must be sufficient to ensure a safe return.
Pack well and secure glass and other fragile materials as well as label packages for UPS and FedEx.


Delivery and Pick-up

Original artwork accepted for exhibition must be delivered no later than Aug 23, 2018, and picked up no later than Oct 26, 2018, following the conclusion of the exhibition. No work that has been accepted as part of the exhibition will be permitted to be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Artwork will not be released to any person other than the artist without written authorization from the artist to the Art and Culture Center | Hollywood.


Storage Charges

Unless prior written permission is granted, artwork not picked up by 5 pm on Oct 26, 2018, will be subject to an initial charge of $20 plus $5 for each additional day. Any artwork not retrieved by Dec 1, 2018 will be considered a donation to be sold to benefit the Center. Artists will be liable for all additional expenses, including packing, transportation, insurance, and off-site storage. 


Online Entry Form

Submissions will be accepted until Jun 1, 2018.




email: laura [at]
19/04/2018 - 16:33

Open Casting Call: Let’s Make a Sequel - Fluidø2

Sat 19 May, 2–5pm

ICA Theatre


‘We call for gender fluid human, non-human, trans-gens, retro-gens, junkies, pissers, huggers, cuddlers and all body positive sexing creatures to join this open casting performance’

Playing with the idea of a casting as performance and held in conjunction with three day event NEO ULTRA PUNK (May 18–20) and the screening of Fluidø at Institute of Contemporary Arts, filmmaker and artist Shu Lea Cheang presents this open casting for Fluidø2, a speculative film sequel to cypherpunk, sci-fi porn feature film Fluidø (2017).


The audience is invited to watch auditions led by London-based performers in a casting featuring Jürgen Brüning as Producer, Shu Lea Cheang as Director and Giulia Casalini as Casting Director (2–5pm). The selected cast will appear as part of the public performance party Liberate the Fluid (9pm). Both events take place in ICA Theatre.


A brief scenario for Fluidø2 - Shu Lea Cheang


As a sequel to feature length film Fluidø, Fluidø2 follows the NEO ZERO GEN of gender nonbinary who plunge into gender fluidity and resurface with quantitative ejaculation assisted by DIY prostheses. Liberated from the Drug Lords, chased by the Government, the NEO ZERO GEN have gone underground, claiming their mission to ‘liberate the fluid.’ Meanwhile, the Government dispatches the newly released ULTRA AGENT ZERO of 013 edition to round up the GEN. The upgraded replicants of arrest are programmed to resist any sexual temptation and are coated with a 3rd skin to bounce back any viral fluid contamination. Asexual as they are, unexpected glitches are bound to happen. An intimate embrace from NEO ZERO GEN can cause a total system shutdown for AGENT ZERO 013, making them dysfunctional, addicted to hugs, strokes and cuddles offered by bodily interaction. Prompted by the power of touches that penetrate the 3rd skin to reach the C Tactile afferents, AGENT ZERO’s nerve fibres are triggered to emit the ultimate sexual sensation. The plot thickens as the NEO ZERO GEN reverse AGENT013’s aggression by corrupting them with hugs and more hugs…


This open casting call seeks greater London queertizens for the roles of NEO ZERO GEN and AGENT ZERO 013. We call for gender fluid human, non-human, trans-gens, retro-gens, junkies, pissers, huggers, cuddlers and all body positive sexing creatures to join this casting call performance.


Casting notes for all participants:

Please note the audition will be conducted with an audience present and documented with photo and video at ICA’s theatre space from 2–5pm on 19 May 2018. Eight performers will be selected during this audition for the evening’s improvised collective performance in the ICA theatre from 9–11:30pm on 19 May 2018.


(01) Prepare a 3-minute act/action/monologue that best showcases your talents

(02) For the role of NEO ZERO GEN, bring any DIY prostheses that ejaculate fluid

(03) For the role of AGENT ZERO, bring ropes, ties, props for your arrest mission

(04) You will not be asked to expose any body parts unless you desire to do so

(05) You will be asked for acts of body contacts – hugs, strokes, cuddles and touches

(06) You acknowledge that you are in this audition at your own will

(07) You are not obliged to comply with any (un)reasonable requests from the interviewers

(08) You agree to have your submitted files reserved for future casting references by the interviewers.

(09) There is no fee for the audition session

(10) If selected to join the evening performance, an honorarium is provided


If interested, please send your application to fluid02castingcall [op] gmail [punt] com including:


– a brief bio

– your portfolio and/or website (pdf or URLs)

– email contact

– mobile phone contact


Deadline: midnight 3 May 2018

Notification of your participation: 9 May 2018


NEO ULTRA PUNK is presented in collaboration with Res.


link to the event:

link to the casting event:

link to the open call:

email: fluid02castingcall [at]
19/04/2018 - 14:13
United Kingdom

Call for Artist - Artrooms Fair London 2019

Artrooms Fair London has announced the dates of its 5th Edition!

The Fair will run from the 11th to the 13th January  2019 at Meliã White House Hotel, Albany St, London NW1 3UP (Regent’s Park, London). 

We are now calling for independent artists from all over the world, from all different backgrounds and media.

Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed in their own creative and intimate studios.

It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries.

Artrooms is the first international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists, innovating the way artists and buyers meet.


Find out how to apply:

Application fee: £20

Deadline: 31st May 2018


email: guest [at]