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.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

11/01/2017 - 18:48
United Kingdom

Call for Artists | Gallery Elena Shchukina Project 2017

Gallery Elena Shchukina invites artists to apply to the first edition PROJECT, a zero-commission exhibition of abstract contemporary art by artists displaying identifiable or innovative techniques.


PROJECT 2017 will be dedicated to art exploring themes of change & transformation.


Both UK and international artists are encouraged to submit their best artwork for this boutique experience - the first of its kind in the heart of the Mayfair - offering visitors the unique opportunity to meet the artists and buy artworks directly from their creators. The Project is a convenient and exciting opportunity for international artists who may not be able to travel to London, while providing local talent with new prospects.


The GES team will organise everything including installation, preview evening, events and marketing, as well as staff for the duration of the exhibition. GES takes 0% commission on sales.


Participants will also be entered in a public vote competition to win a solo exhibition at GES.




ALL submissions must be sent to: info [at]

and include:

Artist’s CV and biography
Artist’s statement
4 examples of works you would like to exhibit
Selection of wall space size
Details of installation requirements


Participants will be required to pay for the exhibition space by way of a fee, as specified in the Project description document


Pre-selection will take place by 28th February – further details will be provided upon acceptance.


28th February 2017: Applications deadline.

25th May – 3rd June 2017: Exhibition



Click here to download PROJECT2017 description and full application guidelines,

or contact info [at]

email: info [at]
11/01/2017 - 00:09

OPEN CALL ''CORPUS IN TEMPUS'' performance art workshop by Lenia Georgiou


OPEN CALL to performers, dancers, play-writers, actors, visual artists, and anyone with previous experience of the creative use of the body to participate in the experiential and experimental performance art workshop Corpus in tempus.

The workshop is mainly addressed to professionals and semi-professionals, preferably trained artists.

The theme of the workshop is based on the exploration of time itself. The perception of time in important and perhaps decisive instances of our lives. How much length/duration may a moment have and how is it determined? How is the duration affected by the physical and therefore mental engagement of the subject? The workshop will act as an experimental stagewhere participants are invited to explore the broader and also the more subjective concept of time.

This workshop will attempt to investigate various physical exercises introduced by great masters like Laban, Grotowski and Butoh exploring possible time speeds, body improvisation, kinesiological action reaction, stillness and a new symbolic corporeal alphabet. The participants will also be given the opportunity to give their personal experience at the workshop. The final goal will be to explore the original expression in time with a performance which will revolve around the utilization of the body.

According to science man perceives and has a '' linear '' perception of time, which begins with his birth and ends with his departure from the perceived universe. Philosophical concepts of science (space-time) contain not only the body itself but its actions as well, while for Merleau-Ponty phenomenology simultaneously offers a recording of an "experiential" space, "experiential" time and "experiential" world.

Interested artists should send their portfolio link, CV and write a short text no more than 300 words explaining why they want to participate in this workshop. Send to leniageorgious [at], until the 10th of February, with subject title ''Corpus in tempus participation.''

Participants: 12

Language: English 

Workshop Duration: 24-28 February 2017, daily 10:00 -17:00.
Participants will have to attend all meetings. 

Participation fee: 50 euros

email: lenia.georgiou [at]


About Lenia Georgiou 
Lenia Georgiou graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Arts at Kingston University of London and from a two-year Honours Graduate program in (Visual) Art Therapy at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in MIlan with distinction. During her specialization, she worked with people with mental and physical disabilities, prisoners, immigrant women, as well as with asylum seekers and political refugees on whom Lenia wrote her MA thesis, entitled "Poxias". Poxiàs has recently won the ''Speciale Piccini Group'' Prize within ''Talent Prize 2016'' exhibiting at MACRO in Rome during October 2016. 
While in Milan, Lenia further cultivated her passion for dancing and performance —she participated in dance theatre workshops with prominent dancers, such as Cristiana Morganti (2013), took part in a collective performance organized in honor of the Youth Biennale in Milan (2015), a performance with Luigi Coppolla at the Burri theatre as part of the Triennale of Milan (2016), a workshop and performance by Andreco in Dro(Italy) at the Centrale Flies(2016) and in the corporeal theatre workshop ''From Actor to Mime'' with Guillaume Pigé at Thoc Theatre, Nicosia (2016).

email: lenia.georgiou [at]
09/01/2017 - 21:35
United States

Newsletter: A Collection of Ideas-in-Progress

Newsletter is a collaborative archive of idea fragments that span the art making process and practice – notes, documents, project proposals, research materials, etc.


Newsletter is largely a text-based forum, but drawings / images will be considered if they serve their accompanied text.  “Finished” work will not be considered.


Each issue will include submissions received before the last day of the month.


Contact us at


unitedprojectsnewsletter [at]


with materials for review.


Every twelve issues will be published into a hard copy volume and distributed to libraries and museums around the world.

email: unitedprojectsnewsletter [at]
09/01/2017 - 15:27

Art e(s)t Essai Residency for Visual Artists (Berlin)

The Art e(s)t Essai Residency for Visual Artists is a new residency program that is based in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany and that seeks to support resident artists as they explore what it means to professionalize their practice within a European context. We offer a five weeks residency that provides studio and living as well as community through which to reflect and engage one’s work. We accept applications from both emerging, mid-career and established artists working in all media, and especially those who emphasize social practice, community engagement or socially-engaged works.

A residency means not only having a rehearsal space, but also technical equipment, technical assistance, as well as financial help for the needed material and a 1200 Euro grant plus travel and accommodation costs. There is also the possibility to apply with larger groups - in this case the fee has to be shared between the participants.

The Art e(s)t Essai Residency for Visual Artists aims to strengthen international relations in the field of culture and art, promote contemporary art and support contemporary art projects. Artists working in different media are invited to participate - photography, video art, performance, installation, painting and graphics, sculpture and public-art projects.

The Five Week Spring Session is designed for artists who are searching for a supportive atmosphere to both push their work further and gain professional development skills while doing so. A vivacious studio practice forms the heart of the program and working in community with an international, multigenerational group of resident artists is its soul.

The dynamic programming offers one-on-one discussions with ten international artists and curators, multiple exhibitions, work reviews, studio visits, a curatorial marathon and group meals. All the while, this programming promotes and encourages artist community engagement to our resident artists. Berlin clearly shapes the program and is the springboard naturally flowing into the greater European art scene. The residents are offered the opportunity to present their work in three exhibitions. The spring session encourages each resident artist to explore their own creative potential within a supportive atmosphere.

To apply, plesse fill the following application form

application form

You can additionally submit:

- a 500 word proposal

- a portfolio of ten images of recent work
- your CV

Please specify in your proposal your availability. Applications should be uploaded to Slideroom before 30th March 2017

Any further related materials (as images, pdf documents as well as videos) can be sent via email directly to //berlinart [at]" rel="nofollow">berlinart [at]

email: berlinart [at]
07/01/2017 - 01:44

HannaCC support for febrary 2017!

Hanna Creative Centre (Penedès, Catalonia, Spain) will selected five international artists for our first support call!

To work in any artistic discipline and projects surrounding the creation of different or new forms of society.

The support cober 30 - 50 % of the accommodation fees.

The projects undertaken in the center are presented at contemporary art galleries for a selection and exhibition of the projects.


email: info [at]
06/01/2017 - 22:20
United States

Fantastic Fibers 2017

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, FANTASTIC FIBERS seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a FANTASTIC FIBERS exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will receive a complementary copy of the exhibition catalog. FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 22 to June 17, 2017.
$1,750 will be awarded.
    •    $1,000 First Place
    •    $500 Second Place
    •    $250 Third Place


Deadline to Apply: February 4, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 24, 2016
Work Due at Yeiser Art Center By: April 1, 2016
Opening Reception: April 22, 2016 from 5 – 7 p.m. (awards announced during reception; do NOT need to be present to win)
Close of Show: June 17, 2016
Work Shipped Back to Artist By: June 23, 2016

The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show but has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of traditional and non-traditional works created from natural or synthetic fibers, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The FANTASTIC FIBERS 2017 exhibit is an American Quilter's Society (AQS) sanctioned event and selected works will be seen by thousands of viewers. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April as more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 26 – 29, 2016.
JUROR: John Hopper
Juror for Fantastic Fibers 2017 is John Hopper, editor and chief of Inspirational, the international contemporary art publication. He is committed to the promotion of emerging contemporary artists. An example of his writing can also be found here.

Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.

email: office [at]
06/01/2017 - 19:54
United States

Breaking the Barrier

Breaking the Barrier: Interactive Art in the 21st Century

For Spring 2017, Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking artworks for entry in Breaking the Barrier, an exhibition which will present work in any media that asks the viewer to interact using two or more of their five senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, or taste).


Exhibition Theme

Interactive art is a widely expanding and increasingly exciting field. It comprises sensual experiences that range from tactile sculpture to virtual reality headsets and more. Artists working in this field create works that engage the viewers’ senses beyond looking, asking them to touch, smell, taste, move with, and/or listen to an artwork in unexpected ways. Breaking the Barrier will present unique opportunities for viewers to interact with art in ways that are seldom permitted in a traditional gallery setting.


Eligibility and Criteria

The Arts Council is seeking artworks that are interactive in nature and require some form of viewer participation.  Submitted works can take the form of, and are not limited to, installation, performance, sculpture, culinary, video, audio, or virtual art.  Entries for the exhibition must be completed online (click the bottom of this page to access the application).

Art works will be considered for acceptance into the exhibition by a group of jurors according to two primary criteria: 1) excellence in artistic quality, and 2) suitability and unification with the stated exhibition theme.


Given the nature of this theme, it is acceptable for artists to submit works of art for consideration that may not yet be completed or are in development (only if necessary due to the nature of the proposed art work). Images and description submitted with the artist’s application should give the juror’s as clear a picture as possible to the final product. The jurors will select work that they are confident will match the criteria.



A juror’s grand prize will be awarded for Best in Show, which includes a cash award of $1,000. Additionally, each juror will select one art work each for a Juror’s Prize with a cash award of $250 per artist. Prize winners will be announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on April 8, 2017.



Russell Pryba is a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Northern Arizona University. He received a PhD. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His main areas of teaching and research are the Philosophy of Art and American Pragmatism. He has published on John Dewey’s aesthetic theory, Food Aesthetics, Neuroaesthetics, and the ontology of art. He is the Associate Editor of The Journal of Somaesthetics which aims to promote interdisciplinary work that explores the body as the site of both aesthetic experience and artistic creation.


Travis Iurato is the Artistic Director for the Flagstaff Arts Council. Iurato hails from New York City, where he worked on art exhibitions at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery and the Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery. He graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, and also attended the University of Barcelona School of Art in Spain. Iurato relocated to Rimrock, Arizona, where he co-founded New Age Drinks Contemporary Art. There, he curated a handful of contemporary art projects before coming to the Flagstaff Arts Council as the Artistic Director, curating exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts. He now lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.


About the Exhibition Venue

The Coconino Center for the Arts (CCA) is located at 2300 North Fort Valley Road (Highway 180). CCA is on the way to several Arizona attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Arizona Snowbowl. The facility includes a 4,000 square foot art Main Gallery and an indoor amphitheater that seats 200. Breaking the Barrier will be in the Main Gallery.


Guidelines & Information

Applicants may submit a maximum of three works of art for consideration by the jury.
Applicants may submit up to 2 images per work of art submitted (one full, one detail). Digital images must be high quality, high resolution (minimum size: approx. 5” x 7”, saved at 300 dpi) and in .jpg format, or if appropriate, provide a link to video or description of the work.
Artwork must be ready for display, with specific instruction for any non-standard display methods.

Artwork that has been displayed at the Coconino Center for the Arts or in other venues in Coconino County in the past will not be considered.
Artists, if they have art accepted into the show, are responsible for delivery of art to and from CCA, and for insurance of art work in transit.
Art work accepted will be considered ‘on loan’ during the exhibition, covered by Arts Council insurance, subject to Arts Council policies, and available for sale at the artists’ request on a consignment basis (70% to artist, 30% to venue).



Deadline to apply: January 17, 2017
Notification to applicants: February 7, 2017
Art work drop off: March 27-28, 2017
Opening Reception: April 8, 2017
Exhibition Open: April 11 – May 27, 2017
Art work pick up: May 30-31, 2017

email: kmattison [at]
05/01/2017 - 20:53

I Hope My Legs Don’t Break

I Hope My Legs Don’t Break


Open Call: for short films in relation to notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality.


Curated by A-DASH Project Space, Athens, Greece.


Deadline for submission: Saturday 4 February 2017


I Hope My Legs Don’t Break investigates the relationship between temporality and architecture: taking the Kiosk as an entry point.

The Kiosks (Periptera), visible all over Athens, are frequently witnessed as no more than redundant structures. In their time, and when in use, they have the capacity to act as sites that trigger and promote societal exchange.


The Kiosk is now often only seen as a hollow shell; a stranger within it’s own time; an outsider within it’s own topology; an outmoded site being withdrawn to the architecture of memory.

The Kiosk, resembling a landed UFO, is like an obscure object that has returned from the future, or voyaged forth from a time before time. It is both ‘alien’ and ‘alienated’; a space that simultaneously speaks of and is disconnected from it’s own past(s) – present(s) – future(s).


The Kiosk belongs to all and none of these at the same time.

Through this shift, reverse or rupture in chronology, the Kiosk can re-emerge as something else altogether: it’s identity, purpose and function can be re-defined.


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We welcome works that present an investigative and innovative approach to film in direct relation to overlapping notions of place, architecture, memory and temporality.

The submitted media can be up to 5 minutes in duration, with or without sound. If not in Greek or English the films should be subtitled in either of these two languages. The chosen films will be presented in a transitory structure, in situ with disused kiosks across different sites in Athens, Greece.


I Hope My Legs Don’t Break will take place four times throughout 2017 (March, May, September, December), with each event holding a selection of different films.


Submission to be sent via email with:

URL link for the video work, with password if necessary (preference: Vimeo) 



Title of submission 


Text about the submission up to 500 words (optional)

Email : kioskathens [at]


Deadline: Saturday 4 February 2017


The selected submissions will be announced by mid February 2017

If you need more information please send us an email.



Noemi Niederhauser / Benjamin Cohen 


A-DASH Project Space.

email: kioskathens [at]
05/01/2017 - 15:23

Art on Campus – Edition 4/2017

Art on Campus – Edition 4/2017                   


The Project

The University of St.Gallen in Switzerland owns an impressive collection of art which covers a span of more than 50 years and which has been integrated into the architecture of the University. Notable artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Gerhard Richter, Georges Bracque, Hans Arp, Alexander Calder, Antoni Tàpies, Joan Miró, Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Roman Signer, and Yan Pei-Ming are all part of the collection.

In addition to this collection, Art on Campus was launched in 2013 as a separate project. It aims to offer a platform to visual artists who are currently not represented by art dealers or gallerists.

Once a year, independent artists have the opportunity to submit projects for a building of the University at Tellstrasse 2 in St.Gallen. Out of the applications received, a curator will choose five projects that will be exhibited in the building during one year. Applications can be presented specifically for one of five chosen spaces (please see separate documents on our website for corresponding options) or without any particular space in mind. The final decision on the space allotted to the selected projects is made by the curator. 

The University will assume the full costs for transport of the artwork, as well as for the artist’s travel to Switzerland for the installation and opening of the exhibition.


After three successful exhibitions curated by Ms Thamar Ette (edition 1/2013; edition 3/2015) and Ms Deborah Keller (edition 2/2014), the fourth edition of Art On Campus will be opened mid-March 2017.


Conditions for Applicants

The applicant is not supported by a gallery, art consultant, or any other kind of art market professional.
Preferably, the applicant currently studies or has concluded his/her studies at an art academy.


Required Application Documents

Short written description of the project in English (one page maximum) and sketches, visualizations or, if already available, photographs of it.
Portfolio of the artist’s work in general.
Short CV in tabular form and full exhibition history.
If available: copy of the diploma certificate from the art academy where the applicant has graduated.
Optional: a maximum of three catalog or newspaper articles, reviews, texts (online editions are welcome too) on works or exhibitions of the artist.



Please note: All documents must be provided in a PDF format or, for images, in JPEG (with no more than 5 MB per image) and sent to thamar.ette [at]

We suggest to use,, or for transferring the documents.


Selection Procedure

Application deadline is Friday, January 22, 2017. Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered.
Please note: incomplete applications that do not contain the above listed documents can not be considered.
20 candidates whose projects are selected for a final evaluation will be asked to hand in a short spoken statement (no more than 3 minutes) on their project recorded on video (high quality is not required).
By the beginning of February 2017, the five artists whose projects were selected from the 20 final candidates will be informed and the planning for the realization of the projects and shipping of the artworks can get started.
All candidates that were not chosen for the exhibition will receive a message by the end of February 2017 at the latest.


Please note: due to the high number of applicants, it will not be possible to give specific explanations on the decisions taken.


For any questions, please contact the Art on Campus curator Thamar Ette at thamar.ette [at]



We look forward to your application!


email: thamar.ette [at]
05/01/2017 - 11:48

“Bliss” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline February 28, 2017

| Theme:

Bliss is a state of joy. Joy can be fed by and expressed in happy, funny or healing stories and artworks. Some ideas of bliss delve into the spiritual within us, states of zen, the idea of manifesting and affirmations, or simple moments of being fully present. This issue will be a collection of feel-good content that magnifies the sunny side of life. It will focus on the bliss within us and the people we love, and not religion nor religious deities. Bliss can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. What’s your BLISS?


| 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: 

email: info [at]