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

22/06/2016 - 15:26
United States

Opulent Mobility 2016 call for submissions

By popular demand, Opulent Mobility 2016 has extended the submission deadline!

Please submit your artworks, inventions and ideas dealing with mobility, disability, and accessibility by 30 July 2016, at 5 PM PST.

There is no fee to enter, and the exhibit will be mounted online so there will be no shipping charges.
It's the easiest and most cost-effective way to share your work.


21/06/2016 - 22:39


We are inviting creative people from all around the world to be part of our 2nd show! With your great gif art, photography or video deliver Your message for better tomorrow to thousands of people! To find out who our special guest narrator is watch the video here:

Participation is FREE!

Subject:   -NOW-

Deadline: JULY 15, 2016

Make sure to go to our website for details!


21/06/2016 - 21:43
United States

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

Online submissions and prospectus available at  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or

21/06/2016 - 21:16
United States

Accepting applications for SCOPE MIAMI BEACH


ARTEPONTE, a Swiss association is a platform offering opportunities to emerging and established artists to promote themselves among collectors – and galleries for possible representation - within a global art-scene.

ARTEPONTE is a daughter gallery to JanKossen Contemporary, a classical gallery with premises in Chelsea New York with an international program of contemporary abstract and conceptual art.


We are always looking for new talent:  ARTEPONTE provides an opportunity for both the artist AND the gallery (and other galleries) to see how an artist and their art perform within an international sales setting. And there is no better environment than in Miami, during the ART BASEL week in December!


Please find information about the upcoming opportunity to exhibit with ARTEPONTE during ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, during the SCOPE FAIR 29 November – 4 December.


Deadline for application is 27th June. (Extended)

Visit for more information and to download the application guide.


Who should apply?
Due to the high demand among artists and volume of applicants for SCOPE Miami Beach, ARTEPONTE has a strong curatorial vision for the booth as a criteria in the selection process.

Artists whose genre is abstract, conceptual; using any media (mixed media, video, glass, resin, canvas, paper) are welcome to apply.  Only unique art created during the last three years will be accepted.

NOT ACCEPTED: No figurative art, multiples such as photography, or graphics, digital prints shall be accepted.

Best and good luck with your application!


Dr. Jasmin Kossenjans

Director JanKossen Contemporary


Arte Ponte Association

JanKossen Contemporary Project space

Dr. Jasmin Kossenjans






21/06/2016 - 07:47

The search for true collaboration and change!

This is a loosely written, vague call-out for collaboration. I'm in search of a strong clique. Like the Surrealist groups of the 1920s or the Beat Generation of the late 1950s. The world needs collaboration and solidarity. Art can be a self-imposed solitary confinement at times and this doesn't necessarily need to be the case. To make true change we need collaboration, we need numbers and we need like-minded people.


Myself, I'm an independent artist and freelance illustrator born in Melbourne, Australia. I have gradually become disheartened at the solitary nature of the creative field. If it isn't residencies costing a fortune, it's taking out a small loan just to have a credible exhibition or studio spaces costing as much as a 4 bedroom home. The Arts have unfortunately become reserved for the elite and that doesn't sit well with me. 


I've been on-and-off travelling the world for 6 years now and have found this everywhere I go. People's fear of collaboration, laziness and greed are destroying true art. Let's change that. 



I suppose the vagueness of this will impregnate fear and doubt in your mind but don't let that be the case. My art leans towards the conservation side of illustration; endangered species, rare flora and fauna, donating to charities, etc. I also have a particular fascination with the unconscious and often find myself exploring figure, dreams, reality and the disturbing. If this at all interests you, whether you're an artist, a studio owner, a naturalist, a philosopher, a model, writer, farmer, anyone. Get in touch.

20/06/2016 - 23:36

Last chance for Transart Summer Academy and MFA in Berlin!



Guest artists and curators attend the summer academy to get a creative surge, revitalize their practice, gain fresh perspectives on their work, experiment in a protected, supportive environment and/or to strike out in a new directions. They are typically mid-career artists and curators who wish to join graduate and doctoral students in workshops, lectures, critiques, exhibitions, and events. Post-residency Transart can help you design a self-study program, support your praxis during the following year and advise you on an MFA or PhD proposal. Post-residency transartists continue to exhibit, publish, perform and discuss with their international community.


Join a vital, active community of artists, theorists, writers and curators who continue to exhibit and perform together internationally. Choose three elective workshops, either studio or theory. Respond to projects, exercises or assignments and experiment in any media you choose in any course. Present your work to the school body for feedback as well as in small groups. Make connections with Berlin curators and artists at presentation and critique session followed by intros and reception with other curators working in Europe. Choose up to three faculty, guests or advisors for individual meetings to review your work and project plans.

Residency will take place in conjunction with the Transart Triennale 2016 (August 5-7 at Uferstudios) with more than 130 artists from all over the world. 


3 weeks: July 24 – August 12
Deadline to apply: July 1
Tuition: $4500, no fees




1 week:  July 31 – August 7

Deadline to apply: July 1

Tuition: $1500, no fees.


More Info here:


Scholarships still available for incoming MFA students:


Klaus Knoll Writing Scholarships

In honor of Transart co-founder and exceptional writer Klaus Knoll, Transart is offering scholarships for incoming MFA students who work predominantly with creative writing or for whom writing forms an integral part of their creative practice.
Award is $4000.00


New Media Art Scholarships

New scholarships in New Media Art are available for students working at the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art.
Award is $4000.00 


“Imperceptible Self” Scholarship for Social Practice open to artists and curators

In connection with the three year Transart Triennale research projects, Transart Institute is pleased to announce two new Scholarships for candidates with a demonstrated history of working with Socially Engaged Practices and whose project proposal for the MFA program would follow this trajectory. 


Proposed projects will resonate with Transart research areas: Identity; Exile; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Space In Between; International Diaspora, Post-Nationalism and Post-Colonialism; Home; Temporary Architecture; Cultural Engagement through Food; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny; or Publicness, Collaboration and the Social and this current triennale theme, The Imperceptible Self. 


Admissions and scholarships deadline July 1st


About Transart Institute
INTERNATIONAL Diaspora, Post-Nationalism and Post-Colonialism; Identity; Exile; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Space In Between; Home; Temporary Architecture; Cultural Engagement through Food; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny; and Publicness, Collaboration and the Social are areas Transart Institute is paricularly interested in supporting and instigating research, projects and practices in. We champion independent thinking, expermentation and informed endeavors.


WE BEGAN as an independent, utopian, post-national and transdisciplinary “unschool art school”, embodying the idea that participation in a vibrant and current graduate experience requires nomadic possibilities untethered to geography. The focus and strength of Transart has centered on an exceptional international teaching, research and learning program that leads to an MFA or PhD in creative, curatorial and transcultural practices. Adopting a respiratory model of meeting and dispersing, Transart positions itself in the gaps where art practice, knowledge production and research processes operate; in the tensions between, across, through and beyond recognised paradigms. Encouraging active student-driven learning over passive educational models, our students and faculty—from all over the planet—meet bi-annually as we continue to work wherever we live, actively supported by the Transart community.

WE BELIEVE that education is not just a paper-chase and is most relevant, effective and powerful when vitally connected to projects and initiatives in the world—beyond the walls of the academy. By its very nature, Transart creates international research communities that encourage and promote dialogue and collaboration between artists, writers, curators and thinkers across cultures. Driven by our students desires rather than the demands of bureaucracy and real estate we remain agile, responsive and nomadic; currently meeting in Berlin and New York with plans afoot to include Mexico City and Melbourne.

AFTER TEN YEARS of remarkable development we are now entering the next phase in our evolution. The ‘transartist’ vision is continually amplified by a growing global network of artists, curators and creative thinkers working collectively in hybrid ways that span engaged sites and interactive online spaces from Brazil to Australia, Ethiopia to Canada, Pakistan to Iceland. These reverberating actions further stimulate emergent streams of public programming and events such as the Transart Triennale, ELSE Journal and NEST (New Experiments for Sharing Terrain) and drive our educational curiosity even further.  This exciting moment finds Transart again at the cutting edge of what schools, arts institutions, communities and broader cultural experiences might be in the twenty-first century. Transart Institute was founded by two artists and remains operated entirely by artists.


Transart Institute

The Un-School for International Creative Practice

Low-residency MFA/PhD + Mid-Career Summer Academy

Artist-run, post-national and utopian since 2004.

phone: +1 (347) 410-9905 

skype: transartinstitute

Accredited by Plymouth University, UK

17/06/2016 - 16:56

Made in Mind Magazine Issue 08

Made in Mind is an  independent publishing project dedicated to the promotion of young contemporary visual art. It's  focus is  to provide  visibility to young art , particularly for lesser known visual artists to showcase their work to an international audience which includes  artists, galleries, museums, curators and others interested in art. The aim is to become bridge between the art world and artists. Visual artists of various media are encouraged to enter this juried competition to be included in next issue.   

All submissions must be received by 28 of June 2016.   


To view the magazine, visit  


TO APPLY, visit   For any other information, you can contact us at

17/06/2016 - 13:36

CALL FOR BODY MAPPING LAB - a performative expedition to the historical site Teufelsberg

ATELIER OBRA VIVA is currently accepting applications for the Body Mapping Lab Program. The program is recommended for artists, educators and researchers interested in working collaboratively in the fields of site specific performance and performance as research



In this Body Mapping Lab which will happen from 03th to 10th of September 2016 we want to investigate the practice and notion of developing a site-specific performance, in this case starting from the so called «lost place» TEUFELSBERG in Berlin ( During eight days we want to explore this kind of performance practice by using the concept and method of Body Mapping. In the core of this concept, the space is not only treated as a place for the creation of the plot (map, score or action). More than this, the place serves as a platform to observe, experience and especially «embody» it from the inside. To this aim, the body is used as a translator who is encouraged to adapt habitually to the place by reinterpreting it and by generating other types of expression and presence. Which future scenarios can be seen or devised from the perspective of the Teufelsberg area? How can such scenarios be transformed into a performative language and which spatial and narrative means are available for this? And which roles do subjective and especially collective bodies play for the development of such a language? These questions are pivotal to us. This Body Mapping Lab will examine those questions while working on a collaborative performance to be presented on the last day. 


Body Mapping Lab Program - 6 hours per day: 

  1. - Physical training that combines teaching principles from body work (Yoga and BMC®) with art- and theatre pedagogical approaches based on the modes and notions of ‚site specificity‘.

- Spatial and social analysis of the characteristics of the Teufelsberg focusing on some core topics: the relations between inner and outer space, between private and public, the specific atmosphere and the occupation and transformation of space. 
- Reading and discussion about some specific texts by using the procedures of ‚performative writing‘ and by creating a kind of ‚expedition- and research diary‘. 



Please send us a short bio, along with a short letter about why you would like to participate in the Body Mapping Lab: What are your expectations, ideas, interests and questions, and what possible practices and experiments you would like to try out or share during the Lab? 


Application Deadline: 20th August 2016 


Please send your application to Nathalie Fari: 


Participation Costs: 

320,00 € / 15,00 % Discount for payment until the 03.08.2016 

120,00 € / 2 selected grants for students or researchers


The participants are responsible for their own travel. But in case they need an official letter of invitation to support travel grants, atelier obra viva can provide one. We can also help in finding an accommodation in Berlin. 


16/06/2016 - 18:15
United States



─ M a i d e n .l a  -L o s A n g e l e s , C A - M A I D E N L A  i s  a  c o u n t y - w i d e  n e t w o r k o f ‘ h a p p e n i n g s ’  t h a t

will take place during the month of August 2016. The focus is to highlight Los Angeles as a vastly extensive and vibrant community, connecting open studios and exhibitions
t h r o u g h  o u t  t h e  r e g i o n . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - R a d e o F l y e r   is a collaboration between curators and artists working in Manhattan and Los Angeles. The art of the flyer usually goes unnoticed this collaboration is solely for the purposes of displaying ARTFUL & IRREVERENT interpretations of the flyer. ********************************** please Submit a maximum of 3 PDF files- black and white designs with a resolution of 300 dpi. -8.5 x 11” to by June 30th to have your work exhibited in urban spaces as public intervention. Follow the progress on Twitter @radeoflyer 

16/06/2016 - 14:53

Interference Festival - Freedom of Form Contest

Interference Foundation – the main organiser of the Interference Festival of Visual Communication Forms in Gdańsk – is pleased to open the competition “Freedom of Form”, inviting entries of visual works in one of four main competition categories.

1.FOUND FOOTAGE[max 5 mins]
2.VIDEO CLIP [max 10mins]

The Festival is held in Gdańsk on 07-08 October 2016, and the official announcement of the winners will take place during the Prize-Giving Ceremony on 08 October 2016.

This international competition constitutes a key part of the Festival.
Its aim is to recognise outstanding short visual productions, both commercial and non-commercial.
The following prizes will be awarded in the competition:

Grand Prix 2500 zł (gross value) in categories:

- Found Footage

- Video Clip

- Creative Advertising Piece

- Experimental Short Visual Piece

Additional financial prizes:

- Audience Prize 2000zł (gross value)

The remaining prizes will be in kind.
The financial prizes are sponsored by the City of Gdańsk.

Information pack is enclosed with this announcement.

Competition entries must be submitted till 01 September 2016 only via serwer:
In order for the submission to be accepted, the entry form must be correctly filled in and signed (with scanned signature) which includes the acceptance of the Competition Terms and Conditions, containing details of the competition requirements and procedures.
Competition Terms and Conditions are available on our website: