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

06/06/2021 - 12:11


FAULT / FALHA is an Open Call for original and unpublished creative projects that explore the themes of contemporary fragmentation and discontinuity in discourse, culture and community - all over the world.

Selected projects that explore these themes using the medium of text, photography, illustration or drawing will be included and published in the first issue of chumbo, a quarterly printed magazine dedicated to creative research.

The Open Call runs until the 18th of June 2021.

Read the full call at



chumbo is a contemporary art gallery in Lisbon.

We produce and support creative projects at the intersection of reality, fiction, and utopia.
We are a physical and conceptual space that explores social, philosophical, and political issues through creative research. We welcome feedback and connection from any person, group, space of movement that is dedicated to the radical inquiry of the world and its time.

email: opencall [at]
05/06/2021 - 09:50

Oceans Collection -

On June 8th Will be the World Oceans Day and for
this special day, MetaMuseum will be releasing the 2nd
NFT collection “Oceans”. In collaboration with
multiple Visual & Sound artists.
We invite all artists to participate on this
collaborative project which 10% of the proceeds will
be donated to active organizations that are working to
maintain our oceans clean and to protect the species in
To participate we encourage all
artists to send us an
e-mail at info [op] metamuseum [punt] io
with the following details:
✴Artist name*
✴First and Last*
✴Brief bio*
✴Social media links*
✴Previous artwork
✴Artwork your are submitting for this event*
✴Short statement why you would like to participate
(*mandatory fields)
Once the artists submit their application we will review
it and send the response shortly after.

Please find the requirements below for the visual
artwork to be considered on the 2nd metamuseum NFT
collection “OCEANS”:
✦ Square image
✦ Up to 50mb on size
✦ Original never minted art
✦ Must have a shade of blue ocean/sea on it or must
represent Underwater ocean activities.

Metamuseum is your museum in the Metaverse.

# open call, museum, metamuseum, nft, ocean day, interactive art, digital art

email: info [at]
04/06/2021 - 18:32
United States

2021 Foundwork Artist Prize | $10,000 Juried Grants with Studio Visits and Interviews

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10.


This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed in the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work. 


The jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize includes leading international curators, gallerists, educators, and artists:


Vanessa Carlos, Founder, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London; Founder, CONDO international gallery collaborative


Qu Chang, Independent Curator and Art Historian, Hong Kong and Shenzhen; former Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong


Bridget Donahue, Owner and Director, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York


Cédric Fauq, Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Incoming Chief Curator, CAPC Musée, Bordeaux 


Thomas Lawson, Artist; Dean of the School of Art, CalArts, Valencia; Editor-in-Chief, East of Borneo


Thiago de Paula Souza, Independent Curator, São Paulo; Co-Curator, 2021 Frestas Triennial of Arts, Sorocaba, São Paulo; curatorial team, 10th Berlin Biennale


The Foundwork Artist Prize is open to artists residing in any location worldwide with limited exceptions. Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules on Foundwork for instructions, terms and conditions. If you have further questions, please email support [op] foundwork [punt] art.


Foundwork membership costs $4 per month and can be canceled at any time. To be eligible for the 2021 prize, artists will need to have a profile on the Foundwork website, with at least 6 artworks published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5:00 pm PT, October 10, 2021 through 5:00 pm PT, November 30, 2021. Visit to register.


About Foundwork


Foundwork is a platform for artists to introduce their work to people across the contemporary art community. Our purpose is to support access and discourse between artists, curators, gallerists, and collaborators, wherever they are based. 

email: support [at]
04/06/2021 - 13:41

ArtConnect | Artists to Watch 2021

ArtConnect | Artists to Watch Award ->


We’re on the lookout for exceptional new artistic talents from across the globe to highlight on ArtConnect in 2021.


Take part in the June edition of our call for Artists to Watch for the chance to win exciting prizes that are sure to get you noticed.




Winners take center stage on ArtConnect with features on our platform, social media, newsletter, and more!


+ Front Page Promotion - your art will be the first thing people see when they visit ArtConnect for a whole week. Nearly 100,000 visitors a month means a lot of new people just waiting to discover your art.
+ Solo Magazine Feature - stand out with a solo feature in ArtConnect Magazine, a dedicated page that prominently displays your work along with a short interview to let the world know who you are.
+ Curatorial Review - if selected, one of our exciting international guest curators will provide a short review of your work and share their take on what made you stand out from the crowd.
+ Social Media - we share one project by each of the winning artists in our Instagram & Facebook feeds, that's a combined following of over 50,000 international art lovers
+ Dedicated Newsletter - winners are announced in a dedicated newsletter that gets sent directly to the inbox of more than 25,000 art professionals and enthusiastic art lovers worldwide.


Apply early and stand out


Featured submissions - apply early for a chance to get featured in a weekly selection on the front page of our website and our Instagram stories.




Check out our magazine -> for all the info you need to apply.



Your artwork deserves to be seen by top industry experts, that’s why we've included professionals from across the contemporary art field to join us on our jury


Meet our jury


Daniel H. Rey / Independent Curator & Youth Advocate, Abu Dhabi
Rachel Adams / Chief Curator & Director of Programs | Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha
Justin Ross / Cultural Manager & Writer | ArtConnect, Berlin


Submit now ->

email: hello [at]
03/06/2021 - 18:43
United States

Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee: Call for Papers, Artists & Projects

Call for Papers, Artists & Projects
Deadline 20 June 2021

Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee is a weekend festival and symposium July 30th to August 1st, 2021 at Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage: how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a movement. Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee plays a key role in the work of Kolaj Magazine and Kolaj Institute, as it is a way for us to become familiar with a professional’s work. Presenters may be invited to participate in future projects. Responding to the Call is how you tell us that you would like to take on a presenting role at Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee.


The program at Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee will be a unique experience. Our aim is to break down hierarchy and foster dialogue among art professionals working in a variety of capacities. To that end, the editorial staff of the magazine works with presenters to craft a program.


A presenting role can mean many different things: presenting your topic or art practice on a panel, leading a discussion on a topic important to collage, or conducting a special project during the event.


Most presenters present short slide shows about a project or their practice followed by a Q&A with the audience. We are particularly interested in: historical perspective, art world economics, the role collage has played in an artist’s practice (particularly when their final work isn’t collage per se); mash up culture; the relationship between contemporary art and society; museum issues; surveys of how collage was presented in exhibition; collections where collage plays a central role; the role of collage in various art movements (Modernism, Surrealism, Pop Art, etc.); utopian and dystopian imagery in art; art’s role in the current political moment and, in particular, how art responds to sexism and racism; notions of power in the art world and its impact on collage. We are particularly interested in one’s experience as an artist: making art, showing art, selling art, identifying as an artist or a collagist, how the artist participates both in an art community and in society in general. We are interested in artists open to sharing how they navigate the art world. And we are interested in various approaches and strategies for collage making. This is by no means an exhaustive list.


IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: Only apply to be a presenter if you plan on attending Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee in person. If you answer No to the question, “If accepted, will you attend Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee, July 30th to August 1st, 2021?”, your submission will not be reviewed and will be rejected. Presenters are responsible for their own travel to, accommodations at, and registration for the event. Limited resources are available to assist those presenters in need and only after their presentation submission has been accepted. If you cannot attend Kolaj LIVE Milwaukee, consider submitting to Kolaj Magazine another way. MORE INFO


Note: Members of the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory will be able to simply refer to their listing in the directory.




The deadline to submit is 20 June 2021. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We will notify Submitters via email no later than 30 June 2021.


Please send an email to editor [op] kolajmagazine [punt] com.

email: coordinator [at]
03/06/2021 - 16:24
United States

HOT SUMMER CITY: Street Photography Exhibition w/ Special Guest Curator

Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA: Lawrenceville.  Home to celebrated artists, most notably Andy Warhol, the former steel making capital is now referred to as "The Paris of Appalachia" due to its deep connections to the arts and world-class museums.  

Vestige Concept Gallery is seeking street photography that captures the essence of urban life in the summertime. Summer is an intense and multifaceted season that brings joy, freedom, and social opportunities. When we think of representing the season through photography we envision intense warmth, deep shadows, and/or depictions of late nights, summer fun, and being outdoors.  The heat is also strong enough to get people out in the streets to express their voices and opinions, often expressing the greater need for justice and social reform.   We are also interested in work that captures the dark side of summer: oppressive heat; urban blight, the struggle to keep cool; and the struggle to hustle and survive.  The show will be Special Guest Curated by Rafael Fuchs.
About the Curator:  

Rafael Fuchs is a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer, director, curator and producer. He has earned his place as one of the most important photographers of his generation. 

A recipient of many awards, Rafael has captured portraits and images of some of the most influential figures of the past 30 years. His images have fronted magazine covers, and have become part of distinctive private collections and Museums around the globe, including The National Portrait Gallery in London. (Portraits of JK Rowling and Emily Watson.)

In 2012 Rafael launched Fuchs Projects art space, with its headquarters in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. This open creative lab features his works, as well as artworks of many other emerging artists. It has also been featured in numerous art fairs, such as Scope Miami, Art Market Hamptons, Select NY, Affordable Artfair Amsterdam, Art Karlsruhe Germany, and more.  

Rafael Fuchs’ work is diverse, and includes portraits, fashion, personal social documentary, and street photography. He published 12 books including:
“I AM AMERIKAN” (2011)
"Bushwick Forever_Volume 1” (2016)
"WOMEN R BEAUTIFUL”  ( Volumes 1-4) 2019-2021 

His street work in both Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Europe, often captures new and emerging trends, as well as the impact of gentrification.

Among the long list of well-known personalities that he has captured are: Burt Reynolds, Mary J. Blige, Colin Powell, George Steinbrenner, Frank Stella, Paul Cadmus, Barry Diller, Heather Graham,  Julia Stiles, Pink, John Cameron Mitchell, Sir Jonathan Ive, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child , Patty Hearst, Malcolm McLaren, Nathan Lane, Regis Philbin, Larry King, Ang Lee, Howard Bloom, George Plimpton, Grand Master Flash, Dave Eggers, John McCain, Derek Jeter, Steve Case, Bob Denver (Gilligan), James Marsden , Geoffrey Rush, Bobby Flay, Tony Bennett, Alber Elbaz, Arlo Guthrie, Darren Aronofsky…to name a few.

He resides in Brooklyn, NY and works between NYC-Zurich-Copenhagen-Tel Aviv.  

Related Links:


HOT SUMMER CITY  IN-PERSON OPENING RECEPTION will be held Saturday, July 10th, at 6 PM.



Street Photography Exhibition is open to any artists over age 18, Internationally.  International- please see note below.
Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and should encompass the theme of the show.
Work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.
Work must be for sale.
Work should be ready to print, ready to frame (or already framed), and ready to ship, if selected.  The Gallery adheres to tight monthly exhibit deadlines.




Entries and fees will be processed only through
Applicants may submit up to 2 entries. These two entries are included in the $25 application fee.
An additional charge of $5 per entry is charged for any additional submissions, up to 8 total.
Application deadline is Sunday, June 20th, 2021
Artists will be notified of acceptance by midnight, Monday June 21st, 2021
Shipped works of art must arrive no later than Thursday, July 8th, 2021.




Artists accepted into the show must send an email confirmation upon acceptance, plus provide a high resolution 300 dpi image of the accepted piece(s) along with an artist pic, short bio, and web/social links (if applicable).  These items are necessary for the Online version of the show.  By submitting this information, you provide Vestige Concept Gallery all rights to post the work on their gallery website and within a paper brochure for the event.  (Please also see our legal agreement for use of images and other material for promotional purposes).  
Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. No substitutions.  Vestige Concept Gallery reserves the right to pull any artwork that differs from the images in the accepted submission. 
Accepted artwork listed for sale must be for the price listed in the submission. No price changes.
Vestige Concept Gallery will retain a 25% commission for any artwork sold, please factor this into your pricing. 
Artists are responsible for shipping & optional shipping insurance to and from Vestige Concept Gallery. A prepaid return shipping label must be included. Fedex or UPS only. No cash or checks.
Shipped work must be sent in reusable, sturdy boxes and marked with your name. No loose peanuts. Artwork framed with glass is the responsibility of the artist.  Artwork with glass that arrives in broken condition may be pulled from the event if artist is unable to remedy the issue.
Late or damaged work will not be exhibited.
Art damaged in transit is solely the responsibility of the artist and shipper.  Artwork may also be hand-delivered, if applicable.  
Wall pieces MUST be securely wired, framed, and properly prepared for display.  Painted edges and/or a clean-edge gallery wrap is ok.  Medium/large sawtooth hangers are acceptable for photography.
2D Work must not exceed 30 lbs, including frame.  

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:  Please contact the Gallery prior to submitting your application.       

June 20:  Application deadline.
On or before June 21:    Acceptance notification
July 8:     Deadline for shipped or dropped-off work
July 10:    Opening Reception
July 11:  "Safe" Walkthru Day (if applicable)
August 2:   Show closes
August 3:  Unsold artwork is packaged and shipped back

Any questions please reach out to: contact [op] vestigegallery [punt] com
All applications must be received through

email: contact [at]
03/06/2021 - 15:56

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival - Open Call for Shorts - dance films


Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works for the competitional section of BIDFF - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (September 1-5, Bucharest, Romania).


BIDFF encourages syncretism and dialogue between movement and diverse forms of cinema and visual art, from the more traditional ones to experimental or virtual reality works. 

Artists are encouraged to submit daring cinematic works in which the body relates to technology, ecology and new socio-political discourses. 
BIDFF also addresses recent video-art formats and animations that question the relation between solid artistic content and the fast process of digitization. The curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, transform and shape these ideas.



→ Regular: June 25th 2021

→ Late: July 16th 2021

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1st 2021.


How to apply

→ Submit your film on Filmfreeway:

→ Find more information on our website: 


Awards & Prizes

BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking with a prize pool of 1500 euros.


→ Best International Film

→ Best Romanian Film

→ Audience Award


Rules & Terms

The competitional section is dedicated to short films only and is divided into International and Romanian. The board will take into consideration fiction, documentary and animation films that either use movement to explore an idea or speak about issues related to the body and the world of dance and performance. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a short film that explores the future of art, questioning issues related to the ethics of collaboration, communication, and co-existence.


We are looking for:

→ films of a maximum of 20 minutes, produced in the last two years;

→ films in the genres of dance film, screendance, dance for camera, musical, animation, fiction or documentary about the body or the world of dance, experimental shorts conceptually oriented around the idea of movement;

→ films with a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080);

→ each director can submit a maximum of two films.


We are NOT looking for:

→ music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, films already submitted in the previous years to BIDFF, one-minute films, commercials, home-made videos;


We offer:

→ money awards for Best International Film and Best Romanian Film;

→ free entry to all the events of the festival, excluding workshops that require a previous application.


BIDFF is a platform for exquisite films that use movement as their main language or the body as their main subject. Faced with the camera lenses, the body becomes the main focus of cutting-edge arthouse films with a sometimes transparent, sometimes coded meaning, but always challenging the viewer to a playful exchange of information about social life, politics, extreme emotions, interesting places and oddly beautiful aesthetics.

The festival takes place each year in September, in multiple locations from Bucharest, Romania. 

Besides film screenings, BIDFF organizes panels, exhibitions, public presentations and film production labs.


email: contact [at]
03/06/2021 - 07:00
South Korea

Call for Artists: “Perspectives 2022” the International Exhibition

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Perspectives 2022.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with new/various/different views and perspectives on subject matters.

-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting, Sculpture & Installation Art

-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10×10 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.

-Video & Interactive Art
We will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screen through a projector. If the work is required to be screened through a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.

-Painting, Sculpture & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.

*Deadline: June 23, 2021

*Exhibition Dates: January 5 – 23, 2022

***The dates are subject to change.

For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
03/06/2021 - 04:14
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (August 2021)

Art Hole is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


DEADLINE: 23 July 2021



Submit images by email (high quality images)

A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


Entries should be emailed to us at august [op] ahole [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.

email: august [at]
03/06/2021 - 04:12
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (August 2021)

Art Hole is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


DEADLINE: 23 July 2021



Submit images by email (high quality images)

A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


Entries should be emailed to us at august [op] ahole [punt] co [punt] uk


Free to enter.

email: august [at]