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

14/08/2018 - 21:24
United States

Art Commission Competition: Call for Artists

College Station, TX.  Texas A&M University is seeking artists or artist teams to create site specific installations in two locations for its newly constructed Student Services Building.  All media will be considered but weight restrictions do apply.  The application deadline is September 22, 2018.  For complete guidelines and to apply on-line, visit  Commission award is $90,000 for site one and $150,000 for site two.


email: jkorolenko [at]
14/08/2018 - 11:09

Mailart-project - Pink Pigeonholing

No one wants to be labeled and to be placed in a 'box' yet we can be all prejudice/ one-sided. Conscious or unconscious.

In 2019 is "Pink Saturday" in Venlo, The Netherlands. A city that want to open up to all groups of the population and is working on building respect, tolerance and participation for all. Not only for the LHBTI group but for all population groups. With this motto Gallery Tuur would like to inspire you to participate in the Mail Art Project.

Size: 10 x 15 cm, postcard, maximum 2 postcards per artist.

Technique: free

No return, no fee, no selection by jury (pornographic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show).

All works must be send by post to: Galerie Tuur, Straelseweg 77, 5911CM, Venlo, The Netherlands

Exhibition: February – April 2019. And all works will be posted on Facebook. (front only)

All participants will receive a message by email, please provide your name, surname, email address and nationality

Deadline to be received: December 15th 2018




email: galerietuur [at]
13/08/2018 - 05:46
United Kingdom

Call for Entries - A5 Portfolio #19 (October)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the October edition of the zine.


Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.


Deadline: 5th October 2018


Entries can be emailed to us at october [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Instagram: @a5zine


Twitter: @a5zine



email: october [at]
13/08/2018 - 04:13
United Kingdom

Call for Entries - Wotisart #19 (October)

Wotisart is a portfolio magazine. Our goal is to allow unknown artists an avenue to show their work and gain some recognition in the industry and also to answer the question... What is art? We are now taking entries for the October issue of Wotisart?

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work (the bigger the better). Also send us any information you think is relevant. 

Deadline: 28 September 2018

Entries can be emailed to us at october [op] wotisart [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)

Instagram: @wotisart
Twitter: @wotisart

email: october [at]
13/08/2018 - 00:01
United Kingdom

Call for Entries - Average Art 27 (October)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the October edition of Average Art Magazine.

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.

DEADLINE: 22nd September 2018

Entries can be emailed to us at october [op] averageart [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts

email: october [at]
09/08/2018 - 14:56
United Kingdom


Who can apply: An early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK


The award: £2,000 to undertake a narrative photography project with a social
or political context; approx. £1,000-worth of printing at Metro Imaging; support
from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership
of Shutter Hub.


How to apply: Full submission information at


Judges include: Matthew Tucker (BBC News); Melanie Hough (Getty Images);
Jennifer Thatcher (Art Monthly)

email: hello [at]
08/08/2018 - 17:29
United States

LORE: Exploring Fear

Fear is human nature. Everyone faces their own, and they can be vastly different. How do we visually analyze these things that bring us that spine tingling feeling of dread? We want to see your exploration of the visual lore of fear! Show us what you're scared of, how you interpret your fears and transmit them to them into the world. Do you create tales of caution, or stories of woeful loss? Show us your dissection of the macabre, the strange, the scary.


Specto offers FREE professional printing, matting, and framing for every exhibition! No worrying about framing and shipping costs, no self addressed anything.


$400 Best in Show

$100 - Honorable Mention (2)


Specto exhibits works which can be printed using a professional inkjet printer, or can be exhibited on our 4K Ultra HDTV.


Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Collage, Mixed Media, Traditional Media which are scanned digitally, Video Art, Gifs, Simulated Art, New Media.


Have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!

spectoartspace [op] gmail [punt] com

email: spectoartspace [at]
08/08/2018 - 13:55
United Kingdom

Open Call: BF Artist Film Festival

The BF Artist Film Festival is a critical platform for artists working within the field of moving image. Open to national and international artists, the festival programme is selected via a reoccurring open call held 3 times annually.

Despite it's current prevalence in degree shows, commercial exhibitions and international biennales, video art can still be overlooked in a gallery setting. The BF Artist Film Festival was established in 2016 to give artists working with moving image the opportunity to have their films screened in a cinema setting where they could be watched in their entirety. 


The BF Artist Film Festival partners with different artist-led spaces around the UK, aiming to offer multiple and varied screening opportunities to selected artists while engaging new audiences around the country. The BF Artist Film Festival acknowledges that it is increasingly difficult for emerging artists to operate  as the price of studios and further education continues to rise. The Festival works to address this by keeping application fees to a minimum, and providing a supportive network to promote emerging and early career artists working within the field of moving image.


We welcome single-channel film and video works from within the fields of artists' moving image and media art, short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on theme, date or premiere status. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred though films of up to 10 minutes will be considered.


For details on how to apply check our website:


For updates on other screening opportunities follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @bf_artistfilmfestival


Deadline for applications is midnight September 15th


email: bfartistfilmfestival [at]
08/08/2018 - 01:54

Into the Void Seeks Art for Issue 10

Award-winning print & digital Canadian magazine Into the Void is accepting submissions of visual art to Issue 10, to be published on the cover as well as internally, and on the website. Email up to 12 images in any style, genre, or medium to philip [punt] elliott [op] intothevoidmagazine [punt] com (subject: Art%20Submission%20to%20Issue%2010) . Accepted artists will receive a copy of the magazine. Deadline: September 21. Full details:

email: philip.elliott [at]
07/08/2018 - 20:46

Open Call for visual artists

Here we go! The contemporary art review is searching for performers, painters, visual artists, dancers, sculptors, film-makers to submit their artworks for the first edition of the magazine. Share, if you wanna join us on the journey!

email: notrandomart [at]