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

05/25/2015 - 17:17

CALL for participation: Soundsacape and field recordings workshop in Macedonia

Creative weekend and  post global recordings presents: "Soundscape workshop: Nature meets technology pt. 4. Soundscape and field recordings workshop in natural environment, Lazaropole (Macedonia);  27-28 Jun 2015"


Currently, the Macedonian sound art and audio culture scene is in the process of creating. In such circumstances, the need for basic education in the field of contemporary tendencies in sound art and audio culture is more than needed. Networking between young and rising artists and artists who have been on the scene longer and their mutual cooperation is a necessity. This workshop will try to bring together local and international artists who are interested in these areas, who will work together on a practical audio project at which will be created a base for their further cooperation on the local and international scene. This is a step towards creating a sort of audio community that will have all the parameters of a healthy scene that will communicate with each other and cooperate in the future.

Nature meets technology is the subtitle of a workshop for ambient music, soundscape and field recordings, where artists who appreciate nature and sound, and have a similar approach to music and life, will have the opportunity to gather at a wonderful place, work together, create, present their work, collaborate and enjoy nature.

About the workshop

Nature meets technology is interactive workshop aimed for young local and international artist from various fields, but mainly those interested in sound, field recordings, sound design and production, radio art, soundart etc. and all those who have an interest to learn about the basics of sound art. The workshop will consist of workshops, short lectures, presentations, discussions, field recording and practical work in nature, as well as individual and group performances and improvisational sessions in open space, where over the course of this workshop will have the opportunity to first theoretically become familiar with the matter and way of work, and then practically acquainted with the concept of field recording with portable audio recorders, editing, processing, sequencing, until the creation, production and performance specific sound form. The concept of the workshop is completely opened and after giving a basic introduction, the participants will work on development of the concept through a joint brainstorming. They will be discussing and choosing the topic and location to create the audio recordings. The second part of the program is practical and consists of practical tasks such as working with software, hardware for recording, going on the field, preparation and editing of the recordings. The final phase consists of creating concrete sound forms using the previously made recordings through joint improvisation session.

The workshop will be held by the curator Toni Dimitrov and with our guest lecturer Frank Bretschneider. The program part will be consisted of several presentations and performances. The program is still not fully defined and it is opened for proposals. The results of the workshop will be also presented in Skopje with possibility to do that in other cities. This is the fourth in the series of soundscape workshops as a part of Creative weekend project in Lazaropole.


The open call for participation at the residency/workshop is aimed for sound artists, sound designers, field recordists, phonographers, sound performers, groups or individuals dealing with sound in any direction, enthusiasts or practitioners, experienced or beginners. We are also encouraging artists that are dealing with other related art fiends and are not directly practicing sound, that are willing to learn or maybe combine their practice with sound.


The workshop will take place in the mountain village Lazaropole, Western Macedonia. Mountain village is at 1350 meters above sea level and one of the highest settlements in the country. Amazing and beautiful place which is located on the plateau of Mount Bistra, surrounded by beech and oak forests.


The workshop will be held over two days from 27th - 28th June 2015 (with possibility for an extra day)

What we offer?

Accommodation, local travel expenses (Skopje to Lazaropole and back), Space for realization of the workshop, Three meals a day; vegetarian food; group cooking on a wooden stove, Basic sound/video equipment (sound system, mixer, portable recorder, video projector).

What do you have to bring?

Warm clothing,  personal sound equipment, instruments or any sound devices. Also laptops, iPads, photo cameras, recorders, microphones, controllers and everything that you can use during the workshop. Portable mp3 player and headphones for the sound walk.


All interested artists should send an email of intent with their basic info, way of participation, their interests, and expectations to The space for the accommodation is limited, so participants will be chosen as they apply by the first-in, first-served rule. Fee for the participation on the residency is 30 euros. The fee should be pay in advanced so you can reserve your place. With this fee, aside from before mentioned conditions, you will also have a ticket for Frank Bretschneider concert in Skopje on Friday 26th of Jun. 

All chosen participants will be notified via email and will receive day by day schedule of activities. Full program of the event will be published as soon as it is ready. There will be a meeting event in Skopje before the departure to Lazaropole. 

05/24/2015 - 23:05

T.I.N.A. Call for artist: your solo show in Amsterdam, Madrid, Milano



T.I.N.A. is an International platform that allows artists to get in touch with a network of galleries and curators interested in evaluating new projects. T.I.N.A. is open to all artists, regardless of age, technique and nationality.


Enrolled artists will interact with an international team of curators, every edition different and constantly growing, and with galleries composing the jury sorted by city. Each gallery will evaluate the wok of all participating artists; it will choose its favourites and nominate a winner to organize a solo exhibition. Each gallery will appoint a winner, that means that in the current edition we will have 17 winners of:

7 solo exhibitions in Amsterdam

6 solo exhibitions in Madrid

4 solo exhibitions in Milan.


The basic subscription to T.I.N.A. Prize costs 35 euro and includes the registration to one city with one image. Your registration will last 12 months from today and will allow you to enter all cities of the network at only 15 euro each. 



05/21/2015 - 20:40
United States

“Pets We Love” Art Call That Supports The ASPCA announces a Call To Artists for “Pets We Love” an online exhibit. Deadline: June 22, 2015.


The “Pets We Love” exhibit is proud to support the ASPCA.


Our Pets, from exotic birds to cuddly cats, become family and are our caring companions. It is no wonder that they have graced historic and contemporary works of art. Whether we have or do not have a pet we all still need to respect and protect them.


The group exhibition will consist of ten selected artists. The entries are to be two-dimensional still artwork created in any of the following mediums: paint, drawing, photography, digital, collage, fiber, etc.  The exhibit will be extensively marketed with numerous Press Releases, Social Media Marketing, Event Listings & Event Calendars, and featured in our Art Market Newsletter with over 16,000 subscribers. Entry fee: $20 for the initial entry and $10 for each additional image.


Link to Art Call: “Pets We Love”


05/21/2015 - 12:43

soundwalk in lefkada_neion

Call for participation: soundwalk @ Neion​, in Lefkas, Greece​.
Neion is a guesthouse - project space - art residency in the island of Lefkada, in Greece. It organises interactive summer workshops that address to art students, artists and to everyone else that wants to participate. 
It forms an experimental kind of workshop that aims at a connection between contemporary art and everyday life. Your participation is important in order to research this relationship as much in depth.


This workshop (10/07 - 12/07) is held by the visual artist Sofia Grigoriadou, the artist and musicologist Dana Papachristou and the anthropologist of sound George Samantas. It is a workshop that focuses on the theories on sound, the soundscape, acoustic ecology and walking as an artistic practice. Within this framework, the workshop will introduce the participants to the artistic practice of sound walking.


You can find more info on the project and on the place here:
and here:


You can contact, ask and participate here: theneion



05/19/2015 - 18:57

Call for artists: SELF PORTRAITS – Inner Feelings

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is selecting all interesting photo works, experimental video-art works, paintings, installations and performance art works to include in the next 2015 exhibition:

SELF PORTRAITS – Inner Feelings, international art exhibition of photography, video art, installation, painting and performance art, that will be hosted in Venice, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, from the 17th to the 27th of June 2015.

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects. To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks via e-mail to or via mail to:

It’s LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)

Deadline for applications is May 30, 2015 (11.59 PM of your local time).

05/18/2015 - 11:28

28th international Festival les INSTANTS VIDEO (November 2015)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - Deadline: June 12th 2015


The festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to media arts (video and digital). Every year, we present an international selection of video arts, one channel, installations, performances, experimental documentaries, … and open spaces of time for different forms of encounters.


The title for this year festival (not definitive) is You expected me virgin. I expected you not to be a dumbass.

1) We are prisoners of the image we have of the other (the foreigner, the poor, the opposite sex, the other sexuality, the revolutionary, the poet...).

2) We are free each time we refuse to be kept in the dream of the other (fascist, racist, sexist, moraliser, religious...).

3) The time has come for images to migrate, as well as for us so as to escape from stereotypes which make us monsters.


Artists don't have to follow the lines above. Be sure we will watch your work with attention, being aware that electronic poetry is fragile, delicate : a quivering…

We will inform you about the place and date of screening of your work by october 2015.


Greetings from the infinitely blue shores (sometimes tainted with red) of the Mediterranean sea.


The Instants Vidéo crew

05/16/2015 - 12:14

daysign_summer workshop at neion, Lefkada GR

Neion is a traditional guesthouse - project space and art residency host, based in the island of Lefkada, in Greece. Neion organises interactive summer workshops that address to art students, artists and to people irrelevant to art that want to participate and get involved.

It is an experimental workshop that aims at connecting contemporary art with the everyday life. We need your participation, in order to research this relationship as much as it can get.


The first workshop is daysign and is held by the visual artist Panos Sklavenitis. It is a workshop about design in its widest sense and asks its participants to design a special day. The fact of being already in a special condition (while abroad and on holidays) and the fact of being an artist makes it especially intriguing and demanding.


Find more information on this project:

05/15/2015 - 19:37


The project Alternative Worlds intends to investigate the resistance of memory in cities, buildings and people. Through collected, edited and fictional images, the artist constructs and exposes an alternative, utopian, personal and collective city.

Plano Lisboa invites artists from around the world to submit a proposal of up to three video works until 30th of June 2015.

The selected proposals will join the Alternative Worlds video exhibition that will take place throughout the month of September 2015 in Poço dos Negros Street in Lisbon, an urban and nightly context. The exhibition is held in partnership with DYMA – Do You Mean Architecture and curated by Sofia Mourato.

For more informations please visit our website in

05/14/2015 - 23:28
United States

Juried Solo Exhibition Program Open Call

The NARS Foundation is pleased to announce its fourth annual Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call. The NARS Juried Solo Exhibition Program provides emerging and underrepresented national and international artists with the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in New York City. The aim of the program is to create a platform for artists to experiment and exchange ideas while exposing their body of work to wider audience. The Juror for this year’s Open Call is David A. Ross, Chair of MFA Art Practice Department, School of Visual Arts. With over 30 years of art museum experience, Mr. Ross has held positions including Director of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Director of The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.


The artist must present a strong cohesive body of work produced within the last five years. If accepted, only the artwork included in the proposal will be considered for the exhibition. All artwork must be available for the entire exhibition term. The exhibition is scheduled for October – November, 2015.


For questions, please contact

For additional information, visit

05/14/2015 - 23:09
United States

19th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the 19th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will take place 1-26 September 2015 with the open call for artist submissions OPEN NOW - 15 June 2015.


The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. Now in its 19th year, NO DEAD ARTISTS has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South. This year, one selected finalist will be awarded a solo exhibition in 2016!




Max FISHKO – director and cofounder of Art Market Productions art fairs (Miami Project, PAPER (New York), artMRKT San Francisco, Texas Contemporary, Hamptons, and Seattle).


Valerie Cassel OLIVER - senior curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston


David WORKMAN – Prospect Biennial Board member, active member of numerous museums and collectives (inter)nationally, private collector


important dates


Now – 15 June 2015    Open International Call For Artists
15 June                         Deadline for Submission
15 July                           JURY SUBMIT RESULTS, WINNERS NOTIFIED
1 Sep – 26 Sep            Exhibition on display at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
5 September                19th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS Opening
1 October                     Solo Exhibition Winner Announced




To apply, log on to and click ARTWORK SUBMISSION in the top menu of the homepage. If you do not already have one, create an entrythingy® account and begin uploading your resume, artist’s statement and five images of your work which you would like to submit for the show. The entry fee is $35 and is paid through PayPal® at the end of the entry process to complete your application. Good luck! 

For more information, please contact the gallery via email at: