Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

27/07/2016 - 16:38

Mediterranean Landscapes

Open call for under-34 young artists coming from Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Tunisia and Lebanon.

La Ville Ouverte | Mediterranean Landscapes is a collaborative project of BJCEM Network, promoted by Arci Nazionale (Italy) and curated by Giuditta Nelli and Marco Trulli, in collaboration with Italian associations A-POIS Art Projects to Overcome Impossible Sites, Pelagica and Skuc association from Slovenia.

The six artists will participate to a research path in Italy (Tigullio and Tuscia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia), producing a series of artworks. The productions will not be site-specific, but they will reflect on the regular features of the Mediterranean landscape and on the attempts to create a common geography of reference points, always looking for a shared identity related to migrations and transformations.

The final outcomes of the residency will be presented during Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale that will take place in May 2017 in Tirana and Durrës (Albania).

The deadline for the submission of applications is September 11 2016, and the residences will be held in in Tuscia and Tigullio (Italy) on October 21 to 30 and in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from October 31 to November 7.

The complete version of the call and the application procedures are available at the following link:

BJCEM is an international network founded in Sarajevo on July 2001, with a registered office in Brussels and an executive one in Turin. Nowadays, the Network is composed by 56 members from 20 countries, gathering together cultural institutions as well as independent organizations. BJCEM has established collaborations with partners all over Europe, Middle East, Africa and more widely with organizations and projects focused on the Mediterranean Diaspora. The aim of the Association is to create opportunities for the young creators of training, mobility, exchange, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and collaboration.

27/07/2016 - 15:19


The curators of School for Curatorial Studies in Venice, The Cool Couple and A plus A Gallery are proud to announce the exhibition Good Night, and Good Luck.

Opening wednesday, september the 28th 2016, 6 p.m.
A plus A Gallery
San Marco 3073, Venice

In the end of 1940, London was being attacked, German bombs were hitting Buckingham palace, future queen Elizabeth was giving a speech to the nation finalizing by saying "Good night and, Good luck to you all". Among all citizens, this became a popular saying. This was a period of time when life was compare to a big roulette. In the decade of the 1950's American war reporter Ed Murrow was against the anti-communism policy of senator McCarthy. During his TV transmissions, he revealed the dark side of the terror policies finalizing with the same farewell "slogan". In 2005, George Clooney adopted the slogan as a movie title. This film reflects the Murrow's battle against the McCarthyism policies.
According to the film director this was one of the most important periods for the TV in the United States of America. The long lasting global crisis we are experiencing, for some, it is the end of an era, without any solution to be taken. The world is changing at the highest speed with an obsession for the obsolescence. It seems that we are abandoned to ourselves. Stressed by eating organic food and making exercise, and to interact with the whole world. A world made by our own image and likeness, at the end this is not as beautiful as we imagine it should be. And the worst, it can not be photoshop.
Hence, these statements are the starting point for the curators of The School for Curatorial Studies Venice 2016. With various backgrounds and origins, they have initiated a series of studies based on the idea that, today, visual management is a form of power. The study of artists such as Hito Steyerl and Trevor Paglen has been inspiring for the development of some issues brought out by recent international events. "Good Night, and Good Luck." is also a reflection on the potentialities of art in a historical period where freedom of expression has once again become the subject of debate. A consideration about the practices of involvement and horizontal collaboration about the role of collectives and the possibility of using irony as an instrument of resistance.
The research was empowered by many guests who have given their contributions, such as curators like Gaia Tedone, Vincenzo Estremo, Francesca Lazzarini and artists Francesco Jodice and Discipula.
The exhibition will open on September 28th, at the A plus A Gallery in Venice.

Aderonke Akinyele (Nigeria), art curator and project manager of Terra Kulture Art Gallery e Terra Kulture Mydrim Casa d'Aste (TKMG) in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied visual arts and received a MA in "Media and Creative Enterprise" from Birmingham City University, UK.
Paola Aluzzi (Mexico), business administrator, art-dealer and co-founder of Cavalleto art consultant fine art gallery, Puebla. Laureate in Business Administration with a PG Art History at The American School in Switzerland.
Chiara Argentino (Italy), art historian and independent curator. Graduated in Art History and Aesthetics, with a particular focus on Asian cultures, and received a MA in "Curatorial Practices". She organizes public talks and exhibitions for public and private institutions. She is researching on the different declinations of the concept of "unconscious" in the visual arts.
Paula Bruzzi Berquó (Brazil), architect, curator and researcher. She received a MA in "Architecture and Urbanism" from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte. Has several publications and academic articles on the relationship between art and the city, and organized exhibitions and projects around Brazil.
Maria de los Angeles Donoso (Chile), art historian. Graduated in Art History with a minor in Cultural Critics at the Catholic University of Chile. Currently interested in the public aspects of art and cultural expressions.
Nelly Fili (Greece), archaeologist and museologist. She received a MA in "Museum and Gallery Management" from the City University of London. She is a former Consultant for cultural, archaeological and museological issues and Head of Public Relations of the Minister of Culture of Greece. She is now partner of the consulting company FILIS CONSULTING Ltd and Head of Public Relations Office and Cultural Events Management Planning Sector.
Livia Zaffalon (Brazil), architect. She received a MA in Architecture and Urbanism School of the University of São Paulo - FAUUSP. She has worked in several art exhibitions in São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. Her main focus is public art and it's relationship with architecture.
Sheila Zago (Brazil), curator and educator in the art field. MA in "Museum and Gallery Practice" from la University College London, Qatar-UK in view. She coordinates the project,CONEXUS, which promotes independent artists, contemporary art exhibitions and workshops.
The Cool Couple (Italy), is an artist duo founded in late 2012 by Niccolò Benetton and Simone Santilli. Their work focuses on the daily relationships people have with various forms of collective representations, in an attempt to highlight the friction points in contemporary imagery.
The School for Curatorial Studies in Venice was founded by Aurora Fonda in 2004 in Venice with the purpose of creating an open laboratory for the expression of creativity in the field of visual arts and the professions related to contemporary art. The Course in "Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Arts", now in its 24th Italian edition and the second edition of the International Summer School, is articulated on both a practical and theoretical level towards an experimental approach, culminating in a final event organized by the participating students. The course is an ambitious and challenging project that aims to offer a vision of the complex world of contemporary art and offers a constructive contribution through the works produced by the School and its students.
For information and photo:
A plus A gallery
Tel: +39 041 2770466

26/07/2016 - 17:17

“Wild” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline August 31, 2016

| Theme:

The untamed, free and undeveloped. The turbulent, unrestrained, emotional and extreme. Animals, people and places that are wild. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of WILD.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers.


| Call application: 

26/07/2016 - 17:16



Application Deadline: 30 August 2016
Finalist Announcement: 15 September 2016
Camp Date: 25-30 December 2016
Open Day: 30 December 2016
Venue: Smaran Matsya-beej Khamar, Rahimpur (adjacent to Dhaka-Kushtia highway), Kushtia, Bangladesh.

Artist Shawon Akand and artist Delowar Hossain’s meeting had germinated the crucial idea of this platform in 2007. The initiators conceived a melting pot for artists and creative minds coming from diverse fields of praxis to come together and explore each other’s artistic realms. Eventually this platform is now constituted as a non-profit arts trust (CRACK Trust) which is primarily based in Bangladesh and also charting new artistic arenas globally.
At CRACK Trust we believe that Art is a complex process and it could not be separated from life and ways of living. We think that every form of art has inter-relation and it is necessary to develop vigorous inter linkages between every field of culture to create a favorable environment for the progress of artistic practices. In this light, apart from visual artists, CRACK also engages creative people from various disciplines, including but not limited to theatre activists, photographers, film makers, musicians, psychologists, singers, poets, writers, journalists, actors, anthropologist, folklorists, historians, art critics and so on.

1. CRACK International Art Camp( CIAC) focuses on promoting young artists & thinkers by giving them space & momentum for flourishing their talent on an international basis.
2. CIAC is building a potential cross-cultural relationship keeping away from the conventional corporate culture.
3. Exchange of thoughts, ideas, concepts, & beliefs will accelerate seamlessly through CIAC. 
4. CIAC facilitates the participants coming from across the world with the philosophical basis to think independently out of basket.
5. Telescoping scope for practicing Art & Culture across the border. Involvement with the multi-cultural participants will definitely click fresh, positive and new ideas to anyone related to this art camp. 
6. Sharing and caring for cross-cultural art will aim at the establishment of an eco-friendly platform. A way out from the monotonous urban life spending some days in the lap of nature and catching up with the beats of pastoral Bengali folks are exactly what every artist might be thirsting for! 
7. Brain-refreshing rather than brainstorming - the purpose of the camp is to provide the participants with a sound environment to relax their minds and share their views and insights about art works with each other.

• CIAC is open for all art loving, cultural-minded people across the globe. It calls for artists in a broad sense from visual or conventional art media to the multidisciplinary periphery (poets, writers, journalists, singers or musicians, film makers and so on).
• Even though there is no age limitation to become a CIAC participant, young artists will be given priority.
• The CIAC is targeted to adventurous and enthusiastic persons who can accept challenges to comfortable living. People accustomed to luxurious suite and feasts are firmly discouraged to join the CIAC. The camp is held in a rural setting where the food, accommodation and day-to-day experience is enjoyed by sharing common resources with fellow artists and community people.

The CAMP is absolutely Registration FREE! 
The applicants are requested to submit the following materials to the Crack International Art Camp [CIAC] (
1. A complete portfolio including brief Biography/CV
2. A short paragraph on ‘The reasons I find CRACK INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP, KUSHTIA interesting’.
3. Copy of Passport (for international participants only)
4. Two Recommendation letters

Please submit your application electronically to our official email address:

Food & Accommodation: CRACK will bear the cost of food and accommodation for the participants at Kushtia only. The food and accommodation will be managed from local sources. People interested in local cuisine in a local setting are highly encouraged to join.
Interpreter & guide: For the international participants CRACK Team will provide an interpreter and guide for a better understanding of the local language and cultural gestures.
Pre and Post Camp Support: CRACK Trust will also help international participants to find local accommodation, food and transportation from their arrival in Bangladesh and continue until their departure, if required.

Transportation Cost: The participant(s) will have to bear the transportation cost regardless of the country of origin. 
Cost of Art Materials: According to their project parameter the participants will have to bear all the material costs themselves.
N.B: The participants need not come up with a predetermined plan of action. Rather, the idea can be generated on the spot.

Applications regarding joining the camp must be submitted by 30 August, 2016.
Selected applicants will receive a confirmation letter through e-mail by 15 September, 2016.

• Reporting at Dhaka: 23 Dec, 2016
• Reporting at Kushtia: 24 Dec, 2016
• Camp will be held from 25 December to 30 December 2016
• Open day: 30 December 2016

Kushtia, situated in a geographically prominent place, bears the memorial of two of the greatest philosophers & artists of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore & Lalon Fakir. It attracts the art loving people around the world for the following features:
• The Shilaidaha Kuthibari and Tagore Lodge - Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore lived a part of his life and created some of his most remarkable works while living in Shilaidaha Kuthibari. There is another house in the Kushtia city known as Tagore Lodge which bears Rabindranath’s memories as he used to stay there from time to time.
• The Akhra of Lalon Fakir – Baul mystic philosopher Lalon Fokir’s shrine.
• Handloom textile – Jugia, Kumarkhali and many more places in Kushtia is famous for handloom textile.
• Garai River – This is one of the longest rivers in Bangladesh and a distributary of the Padma river.
• Residence and Press of Kangal Harinath – Kangal Harinath (1833-1896) is considered as a pioneer in journalism at the grassroots level in the then undivided British India. Harinath's news earned credibility for their bold and honest reporting. He set up the printing press in 1873 for printing the journal Gram Barta Prokashika which he first started publishing in 1860s.
• Residence of Mir Mossaraf Hossain – Mir Mossaraf Hossain (1847-1912) was a novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. He is considered as the first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal.

If you have any more queries please feel free to contact us 
Phone: +88 01712 122415

25/07/2016 - 20:36
United States

Art Call “Nature” $8,125 in Cash and Marketing Prizes announces a Call to Artists for “Nature” an online international competition. $8,125 in Cash and Extensive Art Marketing Prizes. Deadline: August 29, 2016 (Midnight EST). The submitted artwork can depict any subject of nature, whether it is a simple object of nature or a world vista. An artist’s focus should inspire and enhance our appreciation and respect for nature’s delicate balance, as it protects and ensures the survival of our planet. Artists, through their works, provide a means of focusing on our planet’s beauty, energy, and diversity. They may also bring us to a greater understanding of humans’ impact upon the environment. From the beginning of human history, artists have provided us with a record of their feelings and observations as they absorb the unspoiled world’s wonders and envision their hopes for the future.  The judges for this art call are looking for the following criteria: vision or concept, quality of execution in the medium, and the use of composition to communicate their vision.  The work can be expressed from representational to abstraction.


Link to Art Call: “Nature”



24/07/2016 - 19:32

OPEN CALL for video artists/filmmakers and choreographers based in Amsterdam

Looking for a work that reflects on the use of video within performance OR of the performing aspect of video/film.

Simple technical requirements.

Duration : 15-25 minutes


Your work would be shown at Oostblok theatre in Amsterdam on November 19th.


If interested, please send a short bio of the company/artist , a short description of the work you wish to present, (max 300-400 words each) and a link to the full work (preferably on vimeo) at, with Double Bill Oostblok in the subject line.


Deadline : August 12th


Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

23/07/2016 - 22:44


#BringSomethingPink is a multidisciplinary research.
This is an open call for images that has the color pink in them. 
The project will be realised online, Edited as a book, and realized in a series of exhibitions.
we are looking for art / design proffesional works, but also daily life images.

Literrely any image that has pink in it . 

Please upload up to 10 images, in one of this categories : 
+ Art / design works that has pink and are available in case of an exhibition
+ Images of HR Images that can be printed (2 mega min) for our book.
+ LR images, strictly for internet use

* if you have any questions, dont hesitate to contact us :
** Please send us only images you own complete copyright for. 

21/07/2016 - 19:20

Call for submissions: FUTURE LANDSCAPES – Venice 2016

Call for submissions: FUTURE LANDSCAPES – Venice 2016
It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival
Deadline: September 08, 2016

It’s LIQUID Group is selecting all interesting photo, painting, design/architecture projects, video-art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition:

FUTURE LANDSCAPES, International Art and Architecture Festival, that will be hosted inVenice, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House Gallery, from October 06 to November 27, 2016.


Selection is open to all artworks of design/architecture projects, video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance and experimental dance. Artists, architects, designers, photographers, video makers and performers are invited to submit their works and projects.

 FUTURE LANDSCAPES is the third appointment of BORDERS festival, which will be organized in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House Gallery, in the months between May and November 2016, during the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. We will give audience the possibility to have private meetings with artists, architects and designers, to meet them personally and share their art and experience. Each event will have a strong program of video art screenings and premiers, art residencies, talks, workshops, live dj set, live experimental dance and art performances.


BORDERS festival is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (director of It’s LIQUID Group) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House Gallery).


FUTURE LANDSCAPES – Human creativity always spreads all over the world. For thousands of years we have applied our imagination and inventiveness to shape our landscapes.  Cities are leading to a new aesthetic change that aims to rebalance the combination of humans and nature, not only to restore natural systems and ecological integrity but also to deliver beautiful, engaging and remarkable landscape experiences. 
Today we face many challenges that require a big effort in mixing new frontiers to create new extraordinary places and spaces. We aim to generate future landcapes without mental and physical borders, in which the human being is completely free.Each event will present an exclusive selection of artworks, video screening program, intense live performances, with its own dedicated opening ceremony and PR campaign. At the end of the whole exhibition cycle there will be the publication of a catalogue.


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


Deadline for applications is September 08, 2016 (11.59 PM of your local time).

 Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more of the programmed events.The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation opens to: artists, architects, designers, photographers, video makers, performers, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.


For more information or to take part in the selection, send an e-mail


20/07/2016 - 17:54

Made In Corby - Public Art Commission

Made in Corby’s Oakley Vale Art Panel are commissioning an ambitious, world-class artist to create site-specific art for Oakley Vale’s central parkland in south Corby, Northamptonshire.


This commission will become a feature in the area, a signpost, invigorating civic pride and creating a distinctive landmark for all living and travelling through the area as well as creating Oakley Vale as a destination. The commission will celebrate the heritage and history of Oakley Vale through engaging with a contemporary artist to create new, site-specific work.


This is an opportunity for two Corby-based artists to receive three half-days of mentoring each from the lead artist.


Full details can be found on the website link below:

20/07/2016 - 05:48

Calling Artists and Illustrators : Mural of ecology and wildlife at The Forest Way [India]


Invites artists and illustrators for a collaborative project to create a wall mural that details the landscape, ecology and species diversity of the region.

Our work includes the restoration of the forests of the sacred Arunachala Hill, the creation and ongoing maintenance of parks for people and nature, and to the opening of a small holistic school surrounded by organic farmland. We also take environmental outreach work into local schools, and take local children out into nature. We are trying to learn to grow food according to nature's ways, and to build with as little impact on the land as possible.


One of our projects is to create a space to engage in visual and interactive dialogue with local and larger communities on the ecology of the region. This space, along with the nursery and children’s park, is situated at the base of the Arunachala hill.

The mural will form the entrance to the space. It would depict a rich variety of details and form the basis for a number of smaller specimens, artefacts, publications and exhibits that will extend from it.