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

22/08/2016 - 20:26

Photographers and Video makers be part of Magical Mind TV

Our upcoming episode is all about RawVegan Lifestyle and we invite you to join us with your art of rawesome tasty dishes, fresh jummy fruits & veggies and anything related to veganism. 

Participation is FREE! 

All artists can apply regardless of their nationality. More info on our website


18/08/2016 - 12:37

Art & IoT - Adaptation Contest for Horizon 2020 Project

Berlin Adaptation event in the Summer of 2017 as a part of the European Commission Horizon 2020 AGILE Research & Innovation Project


The Adaptation Contest: Using IoT to create Art, using Art to envision the Internet of Things.







Adaptation is a competition-event aimed at envisioning the interstices of art and technology, utilizing the Internet of Things as means to sense and visualize both the physical and the virtual world. The event is scheduled to take place in Berlin, Germany during the summer of 2017. The competition is open for artists and technologists to work together and co-create. Thinking critically about the technology, as well as multimedia collaborations which might include sound, visual arts or light, are all encouraged.


Artists are invited to submit your proposal for one of the four different categories of the competition:


  • - Quantified Self
  • - Interactive Spaces
  • - Environment + Data
  • - Smart Cities


Applications close on the 30th November 2016 and four artists/projects will be selected, one per category. The selection will be made by a panel of artists, developers and hardware providers, who will assess both the artistic merit of the proposed artworks, as well as the technical viability within the given time frame.


The winners will have 5 months to work on their proposals, from January to May 2017. They will have the technical support of hardware device providers: BioAssist or the QuantifiedSelf category, Atos for Smart Spaces, and Libelium for Smart Cities. The artists will also be paired with developers from the Eclipse community for software support. Finally, they will meet with Jolocom, event organizer, on a monthly basis for review and continuity.


Find out more about the event at:  For any questions related to the event, please contact:





Adaptation is part of AGILE, a Horizon 2020 European Commission Research & Innovation project aiming to build a modular hardware and software gateway for managing the Internet of Things.


18/08/2016 - 08:46


Pos plastika d. o. o. and Bonvivan Institute are publisihing a design contest for plexiglas products for mass production. Three designs will be selected and awarded with a cash prize.




The purpose of the contest is to acquire consumer attractive, practical, original designs of plexiglas products in following categories:

Decorative products
Stands, Pedestals, Shelves, Tables, Closets
Vine collection


Technical instructions





The jury will select three entries and award them with 600 €, 300 € and 100 € prize. Awarded authors are to sign a contract therewith transfering copyright to the company. The prize is considered to be the payment for copyright.  Product prototypes will be exhibited at House at the end of tunnel after the selection.


Members of the jury:

Tomislav Petelin, manager Pos plastika d.o.o.

Helena Klun, plexiglas product manager Pos plastika d.o.o.

Jana Seliškar, Bonvivan Institute


In case no submitted solution meets the required criteria, the company Pos plastika d.o.o. is not obliged to award prizes.




The contest is open to professional and amateur designers from EU countries.

Authors can participate with unlimited number of product designs.

Submitted products must be designed exclusively for this contest.

Solutions must be designed according to»Technical guidelines for creation of plexiglas products«.


Signed statement  is a required part of registration. Therewith the author agrees  with use and processing of provided personal data for the purpose of the contest and further notifications. By signing he agrees with terms of participation and assures he has the copyright for designs she/he submitted.



Deadline: September 19th 2016 by 24:00


Registration must include:

A sketch
Short description (name, purpose of use, material, processing)
Filled in application form and signed statement


Application form should be sent to:, Subject:  »Contest-plexi«



Opening of applications is not public.

The entries that meet the required conditions will make it to the selection process. The jury will evaluate the entries according to the criteria specified in advance.

The candidates will be informed on the results of selection procedure via e-mail by the 30th of September.



Pos plastika d.o.o. is going to produce 10 to 20 prototypes of products designed by selected  authors. Exhibition of prototypes will take place on the 3rd of November at House at the end of tunnel (Kranj, Slovenia). An award ceremony will follow.



Pos plastika

Hiša na koncu tunela


Technical guidelines and other information regarding materials and processing: Helena Klun, +386 51 613 515,

Additional information regarding contest participation: Jana Seliškar, +386 41 557 780,


18/08/2016 - 08:45







proudly presents an open call for the international
group exhibition @BERLIN-WALLS that will take place from october 6th to 9th 2016,

at the wbb willner brauerei berlin, one of berlins exciting industrial off-locations and cultural hubs. within this centrally located place with it´s exceptional ambiance,

PRIESTSandPRAWNS showcases innovative contemporary art.

OUR vision is to merge artists, collectors, visitors, critiques, artlovers and friends

@BERLIN-WALLS to create a tangible art experiance.
we aim to initiate communication between all partakers. 


PRIESTSandPRAWNS is uniting artists who share our vision

and gives them the opportunity to show their work to a broad audience

in one of the worlds leading art capitals.


We´re looking forward, to welcome you @BERLIN-WALLS


the profit is fort he artists only.


There is a application fee in the amount of 40€, that has to be paid, to submit.
we charge a starting fee in the amount of 100€ ONLY IF SELECTED!!!







thursday, october 6th: 8pm to 12pm opening
friday, october 7th: 4pm to 10pm
saturday, october 8th: 4pm to 10pm
sunday, october 9th: 10am to 4pm


for more information and submission please use the following link:

17/08/2016 - 15:09

Open call 'End(less)' - contemporary video art festival

Contemporary video art festival
15-30 October 2016
Museum Romeinse Katakomben

Second edition of a contemporary video art festival with an international selection of video artists and film makers showing their vision on the theme of 'End(less)', translated to infinity, life & death, circle of life, transformation, etc. The video's will be screened in a mystical underground space, part of Museum Romeinse Katakomben (MRK) in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. 

Museum Romeinse Katakomben is a historical Roman museum. Wandering through the underground passages you will discover the ancient Rome of the second and third century. You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the beautiful tombs of prominent Romans. The video festival is part of the contemporary program of this museum.

Terms & Conditions:
> Open to national and international artists of all ages.
> Submission deadline: 15/09/2015.
> Theme: “End(less), related to life and death, circle of life, transformation.
> There is no entry fee.
> Previews must be uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo or to a personal website. 
> Single channel videos only.
> Artists agree on having their video and stills used for promotion of the event.
> Artists accept to having their video screened at the museum and online, on the festival's project site.
> Works must be made within the past 3 years
> If the work uses a language other than English, it must be subtitled in English.
> Maximum duration 15 minutes.
> Copyrights remain exclusively the property of the artist.
> Applications will be only accepted when you send the following documents to, subject 'End(less)’:
• Preview link to your video, with password if required.
• Your c.v. (no more then one page (PDF))
• Title, length, format and conceptual background information about the video (no more then one page (PDF)
> Your contact information: Maureen Bachaus,
> Selected artist will be notified by October 1st at which point a HD screening copy will be requested. The HD screening should be sent to, 05-10-2015 at the latest. (If possible please use WeTransfer)

The video's will be selected by Maureen Bachaus (Museum Romeinse Katakomben) and Ana Frangovska (National Gallery Macedonia, curator Macedonian pavilion 55th Venice Biennale)

17/08/2016 - 13:50
United States

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline - September 30, 2016


We offer a small 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. 


Complete submission guidelines at: . 


Also look out for our upcoming Photography Award Deadline: September 17, 2016!


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

16/08/2016 - 22:21
United Kingdom

Open call for sound and video for Lightworks 2016

Lightworks 2016 is the 5th annual one-night festival of new media organised by artist-run organisation We Must Create. We are looking for creatives of any kind to contribute interesting short-form videos and sound work for this vibrant one night event taking place inside and outside a large, unusual venue.


Lightworks is a freeform, open-themed artist-run festival of new media. We welcome video work that is filmed, animated or motion graphics, and are happy to see narrative, non-fiction/documentary or abstract film. We like all sorts of film, whether it is small-scale or blockbustingly ambitious.

We exhibit sound work of all kinds and by all sorts of people - we have had work by composers, visual artists, geographers and more. We are interested in all sorts of sound. Surprise us.


Use this link to get the entry form for sound work.

Use this link to get the video entry form.

15/08/2016 - 22:35
United States


THEME | Portraits
Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All subject matter, photographic genres, capture types, and photo-based processes are eligible to submit.


JUROR |  Karen Marks
Karen Marks has been Director of Howard Greenberg Gallery for over 15 years. In that time she has organized countless exhibitions, curated international art fairs and edited many publications. She is also an active board member of Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Karen Marks has been working in the world of fine art photography since her graduation from the School of Visual Arts in 1984. Starting as a junior specialist in the photography department at Swann Galleries, since then she has worked in both public and private galleries, advising private clients and working closely with public institutions. She has juried numerous competitions and is called upon frequently as a portfolio reviewer for many programs.


Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.


An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.


Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.


In addition artists' selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center's large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists' websites
Press releases are sent to artists' choice of media outlets.


MEMBERS | $29 for the three images
NON-MEMBERS |  $39 for the first three images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $9 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

NEW! Submission of 12 images and over qualifies the artist for a review of the work submitted. This review will be conducted by the Executive Director of C4FAP, Hamidah Glasgow.  

Image Upload Guidelines

All images are submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create a free account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.


Entries Due | September 7, 2016
Notice Of Acceptance | September 30 , 2016
Exhibition Dates | January 14-February 25, 2017
Public + Artists’ Reception | February 17, 2017


Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.


Exhibit Prints: In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and presented image for gallery exhibition. The Center recognizes that some work is non-traditional and the presentation type is integral to the work. Colorful frames must be pre-approved. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website.


Image Credits: Simon Martin and Rocio De Alba


Visit:  |  Email: 970.224.1010 | Closed Sunday and Monday


USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center.

15/08/2016 - 17:03
United Kingdom

Playable City Award

Watershed’s Playable City Award returns for its fourth year. The challenge is to produce an original piece of work that uses creative technology to engage with the notion of cities as playable, malleable, and idiosyncratic public spaces, which responds to the theme ‘Journeys’.

With more than half the world’s population now living in cities, transport infrastructure is a key investment area of the smart city, with communication networks joining up sensors to connect services and make efficiencies. But how people feel about their journeys, how they use their time and how they connect with others is often overlooked.  A Playable City approach to urban journeying re-appropriates infrastructure and technology to start new conversations, imagine new futures and make human connections across the city.

The winning proposal will be prototyped and publicly tested in Bristol, UK for the public to play in early 2017, with a view to an international tour in 2018 and beyond.

The Award includes:

• Award of £30,000
• Practical support in producing the work
• Time spent in residence with the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol
• Development of touring and future opportunities
• Documentation of the work

Who should apply?

We are looking for artists, designers, architects, urbanists, interaction designers, technologists and creative practitioners who can demonstrate a history of delivering high quality, innovative practice. Individuals or teams can apply.

If you are interested in applying for The Playable City Award, please visit for full details of what is on offer and how to apply. 

14/08/2016 - 21:00

The Annual International Representational Show, A.I.R.S

The Annual International Representational Show, A.I.R.S is an open call to artists worldwide. A.I.R.S is a juried exhibition of representational and semi-representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit works in any subject matter. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist.

Successful artists are in the running for cash prize awards and all successful artists feature in the printed exhibition catalogue.


Prize Awards

$2,000 - First Place Grand Prize

$300 - Best figurative / portrait

$300 - Best landscape / city-scene

$300 - Best Still Life


Held at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island between; October 4 – 23, 2016.

Learn more and submit online:

Apply on line at

Submission Guidelines:


Entry fees:

Members $25 per entry

Non Members $35 per entry