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

19/02/2019 - 11:53

Call for art bloggers and agents


Hey there !!


A painter based in Belgium is looking for collaboration with creative souls in the art comunity. 

Are you a successful art blogger or art agent and willing to make a short term or (hopefully) extended collaboration with me?


Check out my profile here and send me a message:





email: painting [at]
18/02/2019 - 13:21

FAKfulness magazine call for art 2019

New born magazine invites artists to submit proposals for 1st Issue


FAKfulness magazine is an independent artist-run international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, especially related to three themes: body, sexuality and philosophy.


All international artists 18 or older, of all genders are welcome to apply.

We accept works in any medium and short texts (in English)


Free entry: Artists are invited to submit 1 or 2 works addressing to the magazine themes 


Deadline: 31.03.2019


Selected artists will be published.


Submissions at: pkuszynski [op] op [punt] pl 


email: piotr.kuszynski [at]
13/02/2019 - 16:57
United Kingdom

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology

Calling all artists engaging with technology


The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology celebrates and promotes artists working with technology globally through its annual juried competition and exhibitions.


Now in its 8th year, The Lumen Prize has already awarded over $70,000 in prize money. Through our parent, Lumen Art Projects, we have staged over 45 exhibitions in 15 cities worldwide, including London, New York, Shanghai, St Petersburg, Beijing, Cardiff and Athens.

Our Prize Fund in 2019 is $11,000.


The 2019 Prizes are:

  • Gold Award ($4000)  
  • Moving Image ($1000)  
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • XR ($1000)
  • 3D/Interactive Award ($1000)  
  • The BCS Artificial Intelligence Award ($1000)
  • The Rapoport Award for Women in Art and Technology ($1000)
  • Photomonitor Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($500)


All longlisted artists, finalists and award winners are eligible for Lumen exhibitions, commissions and events.


There is an administration fee of US$48 to enter which covers two entries. Any additional artwork is US$24. As a not-for-profit based in the UK, all entry fees go directly towards the prizes and events programme.


Closing Date: May 3rd 2019


Questions about the prize? Visit our FAQ page or email info [op] lumenprize [punt] com

email: info [at]
12/02/2019 - 02:38
United States

Create! Magazine Call for Art: Print Magazine Feature and Gallery Exhibition

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the May/June print issue curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio.

Selected artists will be published in our international print issue. 
In addition, select published artists will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in 2020 in Philadelphia.


Paradigm Gallery + Studio®

Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston

Paradigm Gallery + Studio® exhibits contemporary artwork from around the world with a focus on Philadelphia-based artists. Established February 2010, the gallery began as a project between co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, as a space in which to create artwork, to exhibit the work of their peers, and to invite the members of the community to create and collect in a welcoming gallery setting. To this day the gallery still aims to welcome all collectors, from first time to lifelong, and continues to support accessible work that welcomes a wide audience.

ELIGIBILITY: All international artists 18 and older, of all genders, ethnicities and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call.  

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, email address. Please see form for further details.

SUBMISSION FEE: $30 for 3 images (non-refundable)*
(Curatorial fees support our art community and help provide additional opportunities for artists. If you are unable to pay the jury fee, we would love for you to submit to our always-free blog at blog [op] createmagazine [punt] com so that we may consider it for other opportunities.)


SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.


WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. 

email: info [at]
11/02/2019 - 21:49

OPEN CALL - Little Islands Festival

OPEN CALL for Artists - Little Islands Festival


“If you had to choose only one story about who you are and who we are, which story would you choose?”


L.I.F. Festival with the concept “Identity” invites creators and digital artists to submit proposals under the following categories:


Video Art (up to 10min)

Video Dance/ Video Performance. (up to 10min)

Short Documentaries (up to 20 min)

Short Films (up to 30 min)

Performance with digital aspects (up to 15 min)

Animation (up to 10min)

Visual Soundscapes (up to 10min)


-Submission deadline: 15 May 2019

- Free submission


-All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.


-Creators can send one or several proposals, filling in a separate entry form for each work.

  Artists must complete the online application found in website.


For more info visit our webpage.


For further information and/or questions, please send us an littleislandsfestival [op] gmail [punt] com (emai) at littleislandsfestival [op] gmail [punt] com.


Join us at Facebook: Little Islands Festival

email: ittleislandsfestval [at]
11/02/2019 - 20:17

Call for Video Proposals: Day With(out) Art 2019

Visual AIDS invites artists and filmmakers to submit proposals for new film/video works to be produced and distributed for Day With(out) Art 2019. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Deadline: March 15, 2019


Click here to apply


Since 1989, Visual AIDS has organized Day With(out) Art, coordinating a day of mourning and action at art museums, galleries, and non-profits across the world. Since 2015, Visual AIDS has commissioned short videos from artists and activists to be distributed and screened at over 100 venues worldwide on/around December 1, World AIDS Day.


For 2019, the 30th anniversary of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS is accepting proposals from artists and filmmakers for short film/video works responding to the ongoing epidemic. We welcome proposals from both emerging and established artists in a range of forms, including documentary, narrative, and experimental. Artists and filmmakers who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply.


Visual AIDS is particularly interested in:


  • The contemporary landscape of HIV/AIDS activism
  • Voices that have been left out of cultural histories of HIV/AIDS
  • Counter-histories and archival interventions
  • Creative re-engagements with historical AIDS activist video
  • Narratives of HIV/AIDS that take place outside of New York City
  • Considerations of the 30 year history of Day With(out) Art and Visual AIDS


Selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium to produce a short video work (5–20 minutes) to be premiered at over 100 venues worldwide on December 1, 2019, the 30th anniversary of Day With(out) Art.


Visual AIDS will premiere these new video works at marquee screenings in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles in addition to coordinating over 100 screenings at museums, universities, and arts organizations worldwide. Videos will be made available for free online viewing after December 1, 2019.


Proposals will be reviewed by a jury including Kenyon Farrow (Senior Editor at The Body), Alexandra Juhasz (Chair of the Film Department, Brooklyn College), Lucas Michael (Visual AIDS Artist+ Member and Board Member), and Lauren Zelaya (Assistant Curator, Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum).


Successful proposals will respond thoughtfully to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and demonstrate the artist’s ability to produce a final video by September 1, 2019. Artists will be expected to independently manage the production of their work while incorporating feedback from Visual AIDS staff throughout the process.


Past Day With(out) Art projects have featured video works by Thomas Allen Harris, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Jim Hodges, Jim Hubbard, Derek Jackson/Hi Tiger, Tom Kalin, Kia LaBeija, Carol Leigh / Scarlot Harlot, Luna Luis Ortiz, Ray Navarro, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, My Barbarian, Brontez Purnell, Mark S. King, Ira Sachs, Ellen Spiro, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Julie Tolentino, Tourmaline, and James Wentzy.


To apply, please submit a 250 word written proposal for a new film/video work, an artist statement, a work sample, and a CV through this Google Form.


Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2019.

Final video deadline: September 1, 2019

email: info [at]
11/02/2019 - 18:46

Curator open-call

Suoja/ Shelter Festival-Laboratory seeks a Curator for its second edition to be held in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2019. Individuals of any nationality and country of residence are openly invited to send their proposal in English. 
The conceptual frame of the 2019 Shelter edition is ecology with a specific viewpoint towards Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, Ecosophy, Environmental philosophy, etc. 
A Curator will work in close collaboration with Suoja/ Shelter Festival-Laboratory organisers to develop and produce the core programme of Suoja/ Shelter 2019. 
Application deadline: 28 February, 2019 (23:59 CET)

email: [at]
11/02/2019 - 15:52

Open Call IN-SONORA 11





IN-SONORA is a platform aimed to support and show experimental artistic proposals related to sound and interactive art from an open and multidisciplinary point of view. Since 2005 IN-SONORA has coordinated activities and bets for this international biennial event in Madrid.


This event is open to installations and sound and interactive objects, live experimental events, sound pieces, video pieces, twitter residences, public presentations, workshops…





Who can participate?


Spanish artists and foreigner 18 years or older of any nationality are permitted to participate. However, special attention is paid to emerging artists or those who have not participated previously in the event.


Date / When to apply


Applications for IN-SONORA 11 can be submitted from the 01 of February to the 31 of March of 2019. Projects will not be accepted after this date.


IN-SONORA 11 Sound and Interactive Art Festival will be held in March of 2020. The dates will be specified once projects have been selected.


Proposals’ requirements


Each participant can present as many proposals as he/she wishes. Each proposal should be followed by its relevant request.


The selected proposal must be produced before the end of 2019 and have everything necessary for the presentation.

Disciplines considered for this Open Call:


Installation. (Sound / Interactive / Sound and Interactive / Audiovisual). Object, installation, or intervention, which needs a fixed amount of space for the presentation.

Event. Direct proposal between 20 and 40 minutes long for your presentation either in an auditorium or some alternate space.

Sound Piece. A work of electroacoustic nature of a fixed format (Acousmatics) of at most 10 minutes; meant to play over stereo speakers without needing the creator. Specify if it is a multichannel work.

Video. Audiovisual work of at most 10 minutes to be presented over a projector in a room with stereo sound.

Twitter Residence. Project meant to be developed over 7 consecutive days on the twitter account @twIn_sonora.

Workshop. Short monographic program to be taught in some classroom or other alternative space.

Conference. Accessible public presentation of at most an hour long.

Documentation will be asked in the online form:

))) Personal information (first name and last name, place and date of birth, nationality,

address, city, country of residence).

            ))) Contact details (email, URL, phone, social)

            ))) Personal picture (landscape format 1200 px and 300 dpi resolution)

            ))) Biography (max. 700 characters).


))) Details of the work (title, year, conceptual description (max. 500 characters), technical description (max. 500 characters), size and approximate duration and current status of the work.


))) Images (landscape format 1200 px and 300 dpi resolution)

))) Audio and video information. They will need to be online (myspace, soundcloud, youtube, vimeo, personal URL...) and the link will be required for its listening or viewing.

))) Full dossier. Optional with .pdf format (5 MB maximum with selectable text).


))) Dossier with documentation of previous works. Optional with .pdf format (5 MB maximum with selectable text).

Submit the documentation

Applications must be submitted exclusively through

The online form must be fully completed and follow the guidelines regarding text size, format and weight of the files… that are outlined.


For further information write to: convocatoria [punt] insonora [op] gmail [punt] com



The jury will be composed of IN-SONORA team members and professionals in the world of sound and interactive art. An undetermined number of pieces of each format will be selected, taking into account the quality and viability of the proposals.


The jury reserves the right to request more information about the work of the participants, if necessary, for a proper assessment.


The verdict of the jury will be announced from 20 April, 2019. The list of the elected participants will be sent by email to all registered participants and posted on the web:


Spaces and institutions supporting IN-SONORA 11


IN-SONORA is working in 2019 in order to get the best scenario for the selected works. So far, we can announce the collaboration with these institutions and spaces: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Ayuntamiento de Madrid y Medialab Prado.


In addition, the cooperation of IED Madrid, with their students of the One Year Course of Digital Arts and Experiences design.

IN-SONORA commitment:

The IN-SONORA association works every year to develop and carry out an exhibition of international and interactive sound art in the city of Madrid.

With this objective, it carries out different tasks:


- The launching of an international public call, widespread in all the media and among its collaborators.

- The reception and study of all the projects received by the Jury selecting the optimum number of works.

- Contact with different cultural spaces in Madrid that will host the exhibition


- Exhibition coordination and the designing of the general program and showrooms, taking into account the needs of each work.

- Seeking grants (support) to improve the conditions of artists, staff and equipment so as to increase the commitments outlined here.

- Press and broadcasting of the entire program on the website; in a printed publication and among professional networks, bulletins and keeping in contact with the media.

- Technical equipment. IN-SONORA has an assembly technician who studies all the installations and gives facilities to the artists and a sound technician who attends live events.
- Basic equipment ownership of IN-SONORA is at disposal for live events.


Artist´s contribution


-The works presented must be technically achieved already. The artists are responsible for providing the technical means to properly present the works during the exhibition.

- Artists will accept the space assigned to them in the festival and collaborate on the possible adaptation of their work.

- IN-SONORA cannot afford transportation fees, insurances, per diem, etc

- The selected artists will release the exhibition rights to IN-SONORA, whether this be images, writings or documentation produced during the exhibition, only to be used for the promotion of the project and not for any commercial purposes. Under the regulations stated in Creative Commons By-NC-SA.

- The artists with installations will be in charge of the assembly and dismantling of their piece. Those with events must be present on rehearsal days and also deal with the assembly and dismantling of the stage.

- Complete all the required fields. Those that can provide further information can do so by using the online form located at

- Enthusiasm, commitment and ability to work the IN-SONORA team, since they have put forth the effort to make this event possible.


If you participate as an artist in this event you are acknowledging and agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined previously in these guidelines. In the case that the artist does not comply with the requirements hereby detailed within this document, his/her application will be dismissed.


email: prensa.insonora [at]
11/02/2019 - 15:00

ViewPoint Gallery's 2019 International Photography Competition

ViewPoint Gallery’s 2019 International Photography Competition. Entry deadline April 15, 2019.


Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's seventh international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax devoted to inspiring, engaging, educating & promoting the art of photography. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located anywhere worldwide.


12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2019. In addition, winners will have their work promoted on Viewpoint's website, newsletter and Facebook page. Deadline for entries is April 15, 2019. Entry fee is $25 US per 3 images. Early Bird entry fee is $20 US for entries received before March 15, 2019. Multiple entries allowed. Here's a link to our prospectus:


About ViewPoint Gallery:

ViewPoint Gallery is an artist run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating and promoting the art of photography. It is the only one of its kind in Halifax.

ViewPoint presents a dynamic approach to the display of photography with a mixture of solo and group exhibitions including our 12 international competition winners. The Gallery also hosts artist talks, presentations, print reviews and photography classes. For more information about ViewPoint please visit our website:

email: info [at]
10/02/2019 - 10:26

Get featured in Artqol Magazine

Spread the story of your art practice!


Artqol Magazine is a curated collection of stories behind artists and their works. The magazine is digitally distributed directly to international art professionals, including curators, artists, galleries and art institutions.


Application deadline for the next issue:

February 28th 2019


Join Artqol

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