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.

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Call for artists

09/09/2019 - 21:13
United States


For this exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery is seeking animal themed art.
Throughout the history of the world in cultures near and far, animals have played a huge part in the world of art. From the beginning of time when man first scrawled a buffalo on cave walls to the present time; animals are characterized and depicted in stories, cartoons and movies.
The rich history of animals represented in mythologies and folktales is endless. These animals awaken our creative spirit and feed our imagination. From the years of the zodiac to the spirits of totem poles animals and animal icons play a huge part in our everyday life.
This exhibition will explore a wide range of animal depictions in art. We will explore how art artists continue to draw from past stories as well as create new narratives as characters in their art take on animal traits, and new creatures are imagined.
All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art.

Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered.

email: laslagunagallery [at]
08/09/2019 - 17:16

“Motion” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline October 31, 2019

| Theme:

Moving or being moved. Shifting, stirring, changing places. The rise and fall. Progress, flow and change in self and society. Dance, sports, adrenalin. Pushing limits, breaking boundaries. Motion is all around us and lives through us. Share your vision of MOTION.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, 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:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be 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. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.


| Call application:

email: info [at]
07/09/2019 - 23:52
United States

Photowork Beyond 20/20, 33rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Photowork: Beyond 20/20, 33rd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

$500 Juror’s Prize, $200 Second Prize, $125 Honorable Mention
Juror: Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks UK

Entry Deadline: November 11, 2019

Notification: First week of December.

Exhibition Dates:   Saturday, January 25 - Saturday, March 7, 2020

Photowork: Beyond 20/20 will celebrate prescient social commentary as well as engagement with issues relating to contemporary photography. Submissions should embrace excellence in cutting-edge and/or traditional processes. Past winners of this annual national exhibition have worked with small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Remember, it's possible to have better than 20/20 vision, Barrett Art Center looks forward to seeing your submissions.
Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork celebrates its 33rd year in 2020, and BAC is proud to welcome Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks, UK  as this year’s juror. 

Submitting Entries: 

Non-members: $45 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

BAC Members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

 Members, please email info [op] barrettartcenter [punt] org or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code.  To become a member, visit,

About the Juror, Shoair Mavlian

Shoair Mavlian is director of Photoworks and curated the 2018 Brighton Photo Biennial 'A New Europe'. From 2011 - 2018 she was Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she curated the major exhibitions ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ (2018), 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection' (2016), 'Conflict, Time, Photography' (2014), 'Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions' (2014) and 'Harry Callahan' (2013).

 While at Tate Modern she also researched acquisitions and curated displays from the permanent collection including ‘Dayanita Singh’ (2017), 'Lynn Cohen and Taryn Simon' (2017), 'Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen' (2016), 'Close Up: Identity and the Photographic Portrait' (2015), 'Charlotte Posenenske and Ursula Schulz-Dornburg' (2014), 'Lewis Baltz and Minimalism' (2012), and 'New Documentary Forms' (2011).

 Recent independent curatorial projects include the exhibition 'Don McCullin: Looking Beyond the Edge' (Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2016) and 'In flux' (Kanellopoulos Cultural Centre, Greece, 2015 and Getxo Photo 2017).

 Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice. Recent publications include 'Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: The Land In Between' (Mack 2018) and 'Catherine Wagner: Place History and the Archive' (Damiani 2018). 

 Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include: Press releases submitted to more than print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online: weekly BAC newsletter; website (; Facebook; & Instagram. The BAC e-newsletter has over 2,700 subscribers.  Exhibition artwork is posted in an online exhibition during the show and archived on the site after the show closes.  Social media and eNewsletters emphasize drive traffic to the BAC website and connect viewers to relevant artist contact information in the online gallery for each exhibition.

email: info [at]
05/09/2019 - 03:35
United States

Holiday Small Works

A Holiday Small Works Exhibition, open to all media with an 18" maximum dimension, including frame. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, December 5 - 28, 2019.

email: slowart [at]
05/09/2019 - 03:33
United States

Emerging Artists 2020

This is the 28th annual competition for gallery exhibition and "Artists of the Decade Publication Award." This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of "Emerging Artists." The exhibition will be held March 5 - 28, 2020 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media.

email: slowart [at]
04/09/2019 - 16:50




Inviting all artists working in drawing, painting & photography to apply for an exciting opportunity to exhibit in Lisbon, Portugal's colourful capital! 



The exhibition will open on Friday 29th of November 2019. 


To apply

Send your £15 submission fee and images, cv and artist statement to lisbonopencall [op] outlook [punt] com


See the full application guidelines and payment link below!


We look forward to reviewing your work and exhibiting with you! 


The Lisbon Open Calls Crew! 



email: lisbonopencall [at]
03/09/2019 - 08:54


Organized by CRACK Trust

Application Deadline: 15th September 2019
Finalist Announcement: 15th October 2019
Camp Date: 25-30 December 2019
Open Day: 30 December 2019
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.

Objective & Purpose:
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 interestingly 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.

Who can attend?
• CIAC is open for all art loving, cultural-minded people across the globe. It invites 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.

How to apply?
The CAMP is absolutely Registration FREE! 
The applicants are requested to submit the following materials via email 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:
crackbangladesh [op] gmail [punt] com

What will be provided by CRACK?
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.

Participant’s Responsibility:
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.

Application deadline:
Applications regarding joining the camp must be submitted by 15th September 2019.

Selected applicants will receive a confirmation letter through e-mail by 15th October, 2019.

Estimated Schedule:
• Reporting at Dhaka: 23 Dec, 2019
• Reporting at Kushtia: 24 Dec, 2019
• Camp will be held from 25 December to 30 December 2019
• Open day: 30 December 2019

Places of interest:
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 
Email: crackbangladesh [op] gmail [punt] com
Phone: +88 01712 122415

Photograph: Performance ar

02/09/2019 - 08:16

Call for Entries - 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival


The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2018 – October 4, 2019). From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, Social Impact Award and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2020. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in September 2020. Entries must be submitted online at All entries must be received by 18:00 on Friday, October 4 (JST). Submission of entries is free of charge. For additional information, visit the website:


The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of “Media Arts” (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that recognizes outstanding works in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. The festival has awarded prizes to significant, creative works of artistic value since its establishment in 1997, and through its annual Exhibition of Award-winning Works, it has offered the public an opportunity to directly appreciate these celebrated works, and also to participate in related events such as symposia and artists’ lectures. Last year, the 22nd Festival received 4,384 entries from 102 countries and regions around the world. Over the years, the festival has earned international recognition as one of the most prominent showcases in the field of “Media Arts” surveying the latest artistic expressions that continue to diversify in today's ever-changing world. For more information about the festival, visit the official website:


email: jmaf [at]
02/09/2019 - 00:48


Film Photo Award (FPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2019 Submission Period with three distinct film grants available. FPA supports emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century. FPA is made possible through the generous support of Kodak Alaris, Griffin Editions, and Standard Cameras. The Fall 2019 award cycle opens for submission on September 1, 2019 at and closes on October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.  


Film Photo Award embraces the unique, artistic medium of film photography, and recognizes the sacrifice film photographers make to acquire the material for their artistic expression. This award exists to democratize access to film by facilitating proposed projects with a supply of Kodak Professional Film for photographers dedicated to film-based image making. 


Three Film Photo Awards will be granted each spring and fall award cycle: New Project Award, Continuing Project Award, and Student Project Award. All applicants will select their choice of film format (35mm, 120, or 4x5) and Kodak Professional Film emulsion (Portra 160, Portra 400, Ektar 100, Tri-X 400/320, T-Max 100, or T-Max 400).


Awardees of the New Project Award and Continuing Project Award will choose to receive either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120mm, or 300 sheets of 4x5 to complete their proposed projects. Recipients of the Student Project Award will choose to receive either 100 rolls of 35mm, 100 rolls of 120mm, or 150 sheets of 4x5 to complete their proposed project. 


Deadline for proposal submissions is October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

Award recipients will be announced in mid-November 2019.

Film shipped out in December 2019. 


More information regarding deadlines and submission guidelines is available:
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email: shoot [at]
02/09/2019 - 00:14

minus 20 degree 2020_ festival for art & architecture

minus20degree (m20d) is a winter outdoor festival for contemporary art and architecture. In January 2020 m20d will celebrate its 5th anniversary.

minus20degree2020 is looking for artists that can produce artworks in the field of sound art, video-art, performance,
installation and land art. m20d wants to provide a platform for art that is radical, provocative and founded. m20d is independent, thus does not need to please or go easy on the audience.


The main material is the landscape and all it can offer combined with electronic media, performance and installations. As landscape elements m20d can provide, rivers, mountain tops, ski slopes and forests. Hopefully there is plenty of snow as material or backdrop for your artwork. The art works should be as ephemeral as the snow.



Theme: Global Village


Please send us an email to send you more information about the m20d2020 festival.


Thank you

email: info [at]