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

04/22/2015 - 20:06
United States

"Light & Shadow" Photo Call For A Group Exhibition of photography at G25N's online gallery announces a Call to Photographers for "Light & Shadow" an online exhibit opening June 12, 2015. Deadline: May 18, 2015. Ten photographers will be selected for the group exhibit consisting of 1 to 4 photographs from each selected photographer.


Theme: "Light & Shadow” The judges will be looking for photographs defining forms, projecting emotion, and emphasizing the narrative with transitions from light to shadow. The light and shadow in this work should emphasize the subject whether it is representational or abstract, with or without digital manipulation.


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  Photo Call: "Light & Shadow”


Link to website:


04/22/2015 - 12:48

minus20degree 2016 - MELT (Jan 28 - 30, 2016)

We are calling for Installation, Video, Land Art, Performance and Sound Art to interpret the 2016 theme, MELT. Signified by the transience of snow, melt can be viewed as synthesis or amalgamation, bringing forth new forms vis-à-vis a process of alchemy. Flachau, as a former mining town with two blast furnaces, and the broader view of Austria as a tourism and steel-producing nation bring additional local context to encourage interpretation. Melt may also be observed through a global lens, where age-old forces of melting are constantly brought to bare via recurring streams of migration and a long standing history of shifting and merging cultures; a process that on occasion also cultivates the enemies of any such melting. Melt provides further reference in connection to ever-warming alpine winters and the parallel threat of snow as a potentially diminishing resource. Drawing from a multitude of perceptions and perspectives, melt forms the base from which the m20d team intends to program the available space.Contributions should seriously and critically address melt, however, optimistic and humorous submissions are equally welcome. Performative interpretations are especially encouraged. m20d16 spans over three days in late January 2016 during which a multitude of disciplines are to become entangled within the landscape as well as each other.


• Download submissions brief file through 
our website
• Read F.A.Q.


• Name and contact details.
• Description of the project in writing (German or English, max. 500 words).
• Support material in the shape of sketches, photos, videos, linked media etc.
• Realistic financial calculation.


SUBMISSIONS BY 20 July 2015 at the latest by e­mail as a PDF file to:


SELECTION METHOD: The m20d team, with the support of an independent, international program advisory committee will make the selection. Selections will be made solely based on artistic merit. All programmatic decisions are made excluding recourse to legal action.


LOCAL VIEWING: Personal appointments with m20d team are possible. Contact via email to arrange:


ORGANISATION: m20d is an architect and artist run non-profit organisation operating in Flachau, Austria. Team: Theo Deutinger, Heinz Riegler, Eliza Mante, Stefanos Filippas, Ana Rita Marques.

04/22/2015 - 08:43

COFFI needs a Festival Poster

You‘re a wild creative rascal and skilled with pen, brush, colour, lettering and pc? Then create this year‘s festival poster for COFFI - Italian Film & Art Festival Berlin and with the right sense for design our jury picks you, prints your poster and spreads it all over Berlin! In addition it will be available as a gift on the festival.

Feel free to design your interpretation of Italian culture in Berlin. There are no limitations besides using somehow our key visual the diamond rectangle - the shape of our logo.

Send your submission till 1st May to reference "COFFI postercontest".


Please make sure you can provide the poster in DIN A1 size.

04/21/2015 - 20:56

MULTIPOINT international art symposium - OPEN CALL

We are pleased to announce that the registration for the 6th edition of MULTIPOINT International Art Symposium has started!


Multipoint explores the world creatively and designs a colourful dialogue among artists from different cultures.

You are welcome to submit your applications until the final deadline June 30th, 2015.


The theme of the symposium is ABUNDANCE. Subject and technique will be decided by the artists.

The 10 day event attempts to support activities of the temporary international artistic community and also encourages cooperation of Slovak and international artists. Artistic symposium gives the participants the opportunity to step into the creative moment and freedom of self-expression. Spiritual insight is emphasized alongside with the mastery of technique. MULTIPOINT International Art Symposium 2015 aims at providing artists with the opportunity for the independent creative space within a framework of cultural exchange and dialogue.


The spots available are limited as always. So if MULTIPOINT is the right fit for you, don´t miss this opportunity! We would be honored to meet you in July. (13.7. - 23.7.2015)

You can find all the details to your questions here:

04/21/2015 - 20:53


After its last two screenings on the African continent, VIDEONOMAD will travel for the first time to Asia for its 3rd Video Screening in collaboration with the Multicultural Art Platform in Tokyo, Japan. This iteration will take place in July 2015, with the theme “Nomad”.


Multicultural Art Platform is an artist-run initiative for people with diverse cultural and social backgrounds, led by Chinese migrant artist Lushan Liu who is based in Japan. Its mission is to present community art workshops, live performances, video screenings, and art exhibitions focused on cultural diversity.



With the economic, political, and cultural impact of globalization, our everyday lives and values have changed dramatically. There are more people who are traveling around the world, who are working in jobs that are independent of location, who have more than one home country, speak multiple languages, and assume hybrid identities.


We would like to call for video works related to the theme “nomad” in order to question this social, cultural, and technological transformation of our time.




The screening will be held at  Koganei Art Spot Chateau, Tokyo-Japan

From 11th July 2015






«VIDEONOMAD» screenings are international and therefore all nationalities are welcome and artists must be over than 18 years old.


2 – WORK


a) Running time is up to 3 min (exceptions are possible).

b) Maximum of 3 works by artist or group of artists. Submitted videos have been completed after 1 January 2012.

c) Videos installations are not permitted for by this call.

d) Experimental, narrative, documentary, animations, video dance works are welcome.

Any work containing violence, pornography or contents deemed detrimental to human rights will not be considered.

e) Recommended Format: Mp4 – H264, MOV

f) Each work must be identified by the information below:

Firt and Last name of the artist_Title of the video.

g) Any video’s language other than English must include a subtitle in English.

h) We accept online applications through: WETRANSFER, DROPBOX… or links to hosted on YouTube, Vimeo or similar websites.

Email: /


4 – FEES


There are no fees for participation in this call for applications.        

There are no fees to pay to the artists for screening their work.


5 - 

6 – DEADLINE June 2nd 2015




-  A pdf format of the application form. DOWNLOAD HERE (One entry form per proposal)

-  The video (s) (3 maximums).

–  Short artist’s biography (100 words maximum) PDF form

-  Still Image (jpg 300 dpi)..




1) All selected work will be use for the future « VIDEONOMAD » screening, everywhere where « VIDEONOMAD » will move. However, the author, or the rights holders will be consulted and give their possible consent.

2) All selected work will be integrated to « VIDEONOMADE‘S » « digital archives » . It will be referenced in a searchable database on the Internet, from the site and can be found online unless otherwise clearly stated the author by email.

3) The extracts of the selected works could be use for the promotion of the event in any form of media e.g.: catalog, program, invitation, print, Internet, and television.




« VIDEONOMAD » is not a festival, nor a competition, but rather ephemeral screening in different spaces, places and countries. Nevertheless, it could be invited for a screening by an art festival. In this case, a selection will be made from the video embedded in these digital archives and the authors and rights holders will be consulted to give their consent.

04/21/2015 - 20:49
United States

CALL FOR ART _ You Are Here

You are Here will be a group exhibition that investigates how artists use cartography in creative ways and their interpretations of the function and meaning of maps we make and use in contemporary life.  Works can range from literal to highly abstract concepts; maps can be an individual response to the way artists experience and interpret the places through a process of exploration, documentation, and creation informed by cartography. We are looking for a wide variety of media, from illustration, paintings to sculpture, textiles and fiber arts, digital technology and video presentations to performances. Maps may reflect political, social, economic, religious, and historical subject matter or events.


Entry Fee: FREE

Exhibit Date: June 13 , 2015 - July 25, 2015

Deadline for Work: Week of May 25, 2015


Questions or for more information contact:

(845) 784 - 1146

04/21/2015 - 13:20

OPEN CALL Wrong Titled Films: LT / NL

Wrong Titled Films: LT / NL is an annual platform for young filmmakers and video artists (up to age 35 incl.), who are based in The Netherlands or Lithuania. 
We aim to present young artists/filmmakers to an international audience and support their creative freedom and expression.

Therefore, we don’t apply any genre restriction for submitted films.
Starting summer 2015, screenings will take place and continue until November 2015.



• Films must be completed after 1st September 2013
• The maximum running time is 40 minutes
• No genre restrictions: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and etc


• Movies may be submitted from March 12th – June 12th, 2015 inclusive
• An author or a group may submit up to 3 works
• Films must be sent through (max 2GB) to or uploaded to the personal FTP server and available to download
• Formats: .mp4, .mov, codec H264 / MPEG4
• Full HD resolution (1920x1080)
• English subtitles


Each participant submitting the film must add:
• Film trailer, max duration 2 minutes
• 3 film stills. The minimum resolution 1000x667; 72 dpi
• CV.


• Wrong Titled Films platform is different than a film festival. We are not focused on competitiveness, but on learning from each other examples, discussions. We encourage to experiment in film media, to break all known rules of filmmaking and develop your own unique style and film language.
• International jury members (film critiques, filmmakers and artists) will make a selection of submitted films.

The authors of the selected films/video works will be informed personally by email during the first week of July 2015.

04/21/2015 - 13:16
United Kingdom

The Lumen Prize - Call For Entries - Digital Art

The Lumen Prize Exhibition for digitally-created art, now in its fourth year, has opened its 2015 Call for Entries. Its prize fund of US$11,500 includes prizes for Performance (including a commission for the Welsh National Opera), Creative Still, Creative Coding, and Immersive Environments.

A longlist of 100 works forms the Lumen Online Gallery for open vote for People's Choice Award. Top 25 works from the Lumen Prize Exhibition which travels the world. For information about the Jury Panel, please see

Lumen, a not-for-profit with no institutional backing, charges an entry fee of $45 for two works in order to defray costs.

04/20/2015 - 15:32
United Kingdom

Turps Painting Studio Programme 2015 - 16

Applications are now being accepted for places on the Turps Painting Studio Programme Sept 15 - July 16  DEADLINE 1st May 2015 


Based in our studios in London SE17, turps studio programme provides a dynamic structure for up to 20 painters of: mentoring, peerled learning, talks and visitors within an open studio environment, stimulating converstation and debate, through discourse and practice. 


Advancing individual development turps studio programme is aimed at artists who wish to develop their practice druing an intensive and supported one year programme. 


Mentors and visiting artists include: 


Marcus Harvey, Phillip Allen, Anne Ryan, Alastair Mackinven, Dan Coombs, Ansel Krut, Lisa Milroy, Colin Smith, Milena Dragicevic, Matthew Collings, Neal Tait, Alison Katz, Merlin James, Alex Katz, Simon Bill, Nigel Cooke and more. 


For more details on applying click here: Studio Programme Application Details 

To find out more about Turps Magazine, Gallery and programmes visit or email


04/20/2015 - 15:31

Vasto Arts Workshops

Artists everywhere lack time and space, why our five-day workshop is intense. Morning and afternoon, participants work alongside local artists/instructors to paint or work pottery/ceramics, and when work is done, more work.


Or time to relax and visit the historical  town, hike its beaches, talk to locals. 


Lodgings are at local B & Bs, including our very own Villa Monteferrante, while lunch or dinner will be offered at local ristos, as will airport transfers from Rome or Pescara. 


A final collective show will be held.


Most importantly, all you have to do is work, paint, focus. The rest is up to us.   


Should you wish to stay longer, you can; via an instructor-led course, or as an independent artist working on their own thing.


To work, eat, drink. That's all there is.