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

11/18/2015 - 20:16

Opportunities for Sculptors and Art Professionals

Opportunities for Sculptors and Art Professionals

A Vancouver based startup company in the business of producing  life sized sculptures made of cast iron, marble, and other metals. We are looking for a someone with a history in arts to build a design on. That is, build a collection of pieces around one of the artists. We want a history around our products and wish to collaborate with an accomplished Sculptor/Artist.

The role of artist would be to approve the pieces in production. The artist would receive a commission from each sale. 

Please contact me with your background at
We look forward to hearing from you!

11/17/2015 - 21:47
United States

[Lightbox] at No Pop

[LIGHTBOX] is a back-lit, 48 in x 48 in, curated public art opportunity. This rotating solo moment encapsulates our mission of transforming the ordinary and mundane into the illuminated and unexpected. It’s location is at street level. We’re in a high foot traffic area near the Yale Art Gallery, Yale School of Art; coffee shops, retail spaces, and restaurants. Artwork rotates on a 5-week schedule and is publicized through various social media and publications.

We welcome artists who consider light sources, community engagement, and neighborhood spaces part of their process.  

11/17/2015 - 04:21

The Golden Egg Exhibition - Call out for exhibition proposal

We are looking for artists to join our application for a group exhibition at 55 Sydenham Rd Gallery, Sydney, in 2016. This is the first stage for us to propose an exhibition, so we don't have a date yet. But the proposal is due soon, so please get your work in by Saturday November 21st!


We welcome current or proposed works in any media that consider the physical / metaphorical / metaphysical / historical / social / political properties of the Egg. (Please note we will be selecting works based on their conceptual and visual strength, not on how closely they relate to the theme.)


If the work hasn't been made yet, your proposal will be judged on your previous work, and how likely you are to successfully execute the work described in your proposal.


To apply, fill out this application form and then send 5-10 high quality images, no larger than 3MB each, to

11/16/2015 - 20:21
United States

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline - November 30, 2015

We offer a small monthly art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Open to all visual artists including new media, digital, installation, sculptors, glass artists, design, mixed media, film/video from all countries. 


For details and application guidelines please see: . 


Look out for our new Photography Award too!


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

11/16/2015 - 19:22
Bosnia and Herzegovina

International Public Space Art Workshop: Painting a Mural

International Public Space Art Workshop: Painting a Mural

Subject of the workshop is “Art I love and Want”
Place:Banjaluka,Bosna i Hercegovina
Organizer: AUPTUK – Association for Tourism, Art and Culture Promotion
Date of the event: -March 28th - April 3rd at ART Centar Banjaluka gallery
-April 4th – April 9th at welness hotel Fortuna, Banjaluka.

All artists are eligible to participate. Murals will be painted on prepared wall surfaces with acrylic colors for facades. The workshop will be divided into two groups, 5 artists in each group. Each artist will have a work space of 2,5m2 to paint their own mural of choice.

Participation fee is 500EUR which includes: theoretical and practical education on wall painting(mosaic and mural painting), the lecturer is Ivan Kocic
from Belgrade, member of ULUS and ULUPUDS, Serbia.
- Four night accommodation with breakfast
- Two meals during the day
- Official welcome and workshop opening
- Prepared wall for mural painting and the necessary material
- Certificate for completion of workshop
- Special board on the wall with artists name and info which will be put next to mural for permanent display

How to apply: Send your CV and photos of the artwork (on the subject “Art I love and Want”,resolution 300dpi) to
The call is open until February 15th. All artist who get chosen to participate will be contacted via e-mail and the result will be displayed on

11/15/2015 - 17:30
United Kingdom

International Call for Art FreshPaintMagazine

FreshPaintMagazine is pleased to announce an open call for February international issue, celebrating the art scene in the US and UK. Both emerging and established artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media.


The February 2016 issue will be distributed in London, New York and Philadelphia in select galleries and art centers. Published artists will be promoted through our international digital and print distribution, as well as by extensive exposure through social media.


DEADLINE: January 5, 2016


GUEST JUROR: Alice Herrick (Herrick Gallery, London)

11/14/2015 - 14:35

Open Call for textile artists and jewellery designers

'Intimate Treasures'

"Intimate Treasures" will be an international event which aims to showcase some of the world’s most fascinating textile & fiber jewellery. Accepted techniques are the following: weaving, lace, knitting, crochet, embroidery, dyeing, patchwork, sewing, felt, braiding, knotting, but the artists are not limited to these. Experimental techniques are also welcome. Combinations of different materials are accepted; however the main material should be textile and/or fibers, synthetic or natural. Only original pieces are accepted.
Textile Arts Factory offers
• Exhibition and selling opportunities: All selected entries will be included in the exhibition at Textile Arts Factory gallery. All jewelry will also be offered for sale during the event at retail prices set by each artist on their corresponding exhibition tabs. In case jewellery pieces are not for sale please let us know.  
 •Inclusion in an art catalogue: All selected works will be included in a catalogue. On acceptance artists will be asked to provide additional information for the authoring of the art catalogue (artist statement, contact details, website, etc). The catalogue will be published both in paperback edition, which will be listed via ISBN, and eBook.
The eBook will be distributed to an international audience of gallery directors, art collectors, art consultants, etc. Participants are not required to purchase any copy of the paperback book.
• Textile Arts Factory provides gallery artists with credentials to include in their portfolios, such as Art Exhibition Event ecards and a Certificate of Participation. Participants will also receive the art Catalogue in PDF format.
•All of the Textile Arts Factory gallery’s Exhibitions will be presented in a YouTube Video on the  Textile Arts Factory YouTube Channel, which artists can link to for marketing purposes.
Please note: Exhibiting sellers are not required to attend the exhibition in person. Textile Arts Factorywill manage curation (set up and take down) and ‘man’ the exhibition.
"Intimate Treasures" is open to any textile & fine artists, fashion designers, crafters, designers etc of any nationality, over the age of 18.
Entries must follow exhibition theme.
Submit the online Registration Form: Here

A non-refundable fee for the work submitted is $15 for up to 3 entries. Earrings are considered as one entry. Fees are paid after the acceptance of the artist’s work.
Payments can be made by PayPal.
Selected artists will be informed via mail about the PayPal account in order to pay the participation fee.
A jury of acclaimed artists and designers will decide which entries will be showcased.
The jewellery pieces submitted to our event will be judged based on creativity and originality, quality of artistic expression and overall design.
The results will be posted on our website and the artists will be notified via email.
Textile Arts Factory reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror(s) due to content, or inability to properly install the work.
JANUARY 15: Deadline for online applications
JANUARY 20: Announcement and publication on of participating artists, selected by the Jury. Artists will be notified via email  
FEBRUARY 05: Payment deadline
FEBRUARY 29: Deadline for the selected works to arrive or be hand-delivered at the reception address
MARCH 5: Opening of the exhibition
MARCH 11: Closing of the exhibition. Pick up all unsold hand-delivered work.  
MARCH 28: Work mailed back to artists
APRIL 30: Catalogue publication

Each submission must be represented by one to three images.
Images must be in JPEG or TIFF format and have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Selected artists must present either the pieces selected by the jury or pieces that are equivalent in quality as proposed. The organizer is entitled to refuse the setup of works if not in accordance with these stipulations.

Please note: The images will used both for jurying and catalogue.

Apart from the images a short description of each work, materials and retail prices should be included.
Fill the online application form: HERE  (

By entering the event all artists agree to the following

Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in this open call.
No changes to title, price, etc. are permitted after submission.
All reasonable care will be taken with your works, but insurance is the artist’s responsibility.Textile Arts Factory will assume no liability for damage, theft or loss, to exhibitors' property, including jewellery pieces or personal property neither during the event, nor during setting-up or dismantling. We recommend that the artists provide their own insurance coverage for each submission to ensure they are covered for all eventualities. Transport and risks of transport are to be insured by the exhibitor. Each exhibitor must effect and maintain adequate public liability insurance and any other relevant insurance in order to keep himself/herself insured to cover his/her liabilities under this agreement.
Artists applying to this exhibition grant Textile Arts Factory unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibition and their work, both nationally and internationally, and to publish the exhibition catalogue.
Selected work must be available for the duration of exhibition.   
Artists will receive 70% of the indicated price if their work is sold. Indicate clearly on the entry form if a piece is Not for Sale.
Artists must cover the cost of transportation (to and from the delivery point) of their work(s) and ensure its appropriate packaging.
Textile Arts Factory reserves the right to make changes to the exhibition to ensure a fair and professional event. All changes must be communicated with selected artists.

Every effort will be made to promote sales. Textile Arts Factory will retain a 30% commission of all sales.

 Artists may use their own shipping company preference, and are responsible for scheduling delivery of the works to the reception address
Artists will need to pay shipping cost for the return of the unsold work. Include the insured value if insurance is requested.
Artists must pack and/or crate works carefully in REUSABLE shipping containers.
Late or damaged work will not be exhibited. 
All work(s) must be shipped or hand-delivered to the following address:

Textile Arts Factory
33 Didimotihou Str, 567 27 Neapoli, Thessaloniki
Attn: Vasiliki Asaroglou  


11/13/2015 - 09:05

Carpe diem : Artists' Residency Monsoon 2016

Carpe diem Artists Residency is designed to provide the participating artists a clutter-free space (in mind and in geography), nurtured with both the silences of isolation and enriching conversations with fellow artists, inching you closer to your project every passing moment. Here, you are on a journey of looking inward, where you share your thoughts, ideas, and desires with fellow artists to experience a collective sense of freedom. We at Carpe diem strongly believe that the best of your creative instincts can be nurtured when you elevate your experiences in a holistic way.

Kerela has been bestowed with the title of God’s own country. The climate, the flora and fauna, the surroundings and the inhabitants are rooted in a deeper understanding of nature. That’s the reason we chose Kerala to host our Art residency as art is best nurtured in a space rooted in nature!Our search led us to this sleepy little village called Kumarakom, and an exotic resort their The Lily Pad. The Lily Pad is situated right besides the lake Vembanad, everything about Lily Pad spells serenity and peace.

Visit our website for more info and application :

11/12/2015 - 23:29
United States

[Light box] at No Pop

[Lightbox] is a back-lit, 48 in x 48 in, curated public art opportunity. This rotating solo moment encapsulates our mission of transforming the ordinary and mundane into the illuminated and unexpected. It’s location is at street level. We’re in a high foot traffic area near the Yale Art Gallery, Yale School of Art; coffee shops, retail spaces, and restaurants. Artwork rotates on a 5-week schedule and is publicized through various social media and publications.

We welcome artists who consider light sources, community engagement, and neighborhood spaces part of their process.  

To apply to [Lightbox] : Submit a 250-500 word artist statement, 100 word bio, one-page CV, and up to 5 images of current work.

11/11/2015 - 10:59

Call for Artists & Art Teachers | 798 International Children Art Festival

798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, held annually and based in the world-renowned 798 Art District in Beijing. This year we’re expanding in a big way, with festivals planned in several cities across China, as well as launching our online arts platform for kids to engage with and learn from international artists all year round! Check out the video of 798 ICAF 2014 here:


Over the course of the festival, children are encouraged to explore their creativity using a variety of media with guidance from established artists from all over the world. Our mission is to build an intercultural learning platform for children to explore art, enjoy creativity and have the opportunity to exhibit their work.


We’re currently seeking artists from all over the world to collaborate with for 798 ICAF’s online art platform, providing kids access to art workshops, inspiration and interaction with international artists all year-round. As a 798ICAF featured artist, you’ll get paid to lead workshops based on your own art practice via live video streaming or pre-recorded video content, from the comfort of your own studios! Which means, you can be based anywhere in the world and still get involved with 798 ICAF! In addition, you could also be invited (all expenses paid) to travel to China and attend one of the 798 ICAF festival events to lead workshops on-site!


Right now we’re busy preparing the 798 ICAF website, but the search for artists has already begun! So, artists everywhere, get in touch now to be part of our art education revolution! Email for more info now.