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

31/07/2020 - 00:34

BICI: Curatorial Futures


The Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) Curatorial Futures program will explore alternative realities for curatorial practice in a transformational world.  In response to the current social, political, ecological, economic, and global health situation we find ourselves in, this program will question and discuss recent shifts in the art world; unconventional and innovative artistic/curatorial platforms and structures; how we engage with technology; the shift toward local from global; and the systemic changes that need happen in the field to create more equitable ways of working for communities, artists, and curators. 


Throughout a period of four weeks, participants will connect with faculty who will share their knowledge, experience, and predictions, participate in discussion and debate, and engage with each other and build networks.  Participants are asked to write a 1500 word text around the program theme to be shared as a free digital PDF through the BICI program website.  Faculty will work one-on-one with each participant to provide feedback on their work, and participants will receive a writer’s fee of $1,000 CAD upon completion.  


The Banff International Curatorial Institute  (BICI) encompasses a range of activities including events, residencies, symposia, and publications.  A program of the Walter Phillips Gallery, BICI provides discursive, research, and writing based programs for curators, arts writers, theorists, artists, and academics to explore curatorial pedagogy, practice, and criticism. BICI’s long history of publications and writings on curatorial practice include Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future (1996); Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices (2003); Making A Noise! Aboriginal Perspectives on Art, Art History, Critical Writing and Community (2005); Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (2008); and Great Expectations: Prospects for the Future of Curatorial Education (2016). 


What does the program offer?

This program offers dedicated feedback and mentorship to develop your curatorial writing, financial support through 100% tuition scholarship, and an opportunity to share your work.  The program cohort will be small so that online discussion can be easily facilitated.  Participants should be prepared to submit their completed text prior to the end of the program, and will receive $1000 commission on completion. Please see the Itinerary section for an approximation of the program schedule.  


What length of residency is available?

This program requires a dedicated commitment over a period of 4 weeks with the understanding that absence from weekly synchronous activities will be minimal. Alternative program dates cannot be considered.


Who should apply?

This program is open to individual independent curators exploring topics pertinent to the program theme, within the field of contemporary art. 


Applicants should have an established exhibition/publication record, have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. 

Program Dates: September 28 - October 24, 2020

Application Deadline: August 26, 2020

Apply online:

email: arts_info [at]
29/07/2020 - 12:06


bluebee magazine is an international art magazine dedicated to emerging and rising artists.


We are keen to support Emerging and Raising Artists from around the world. Give them a platform to present a small glimpse of their artistic work. And isn’t there always room for another inspirational collection of visual soul food.


Our editorial board takes all submissions seriously and we discuss a potential fit for the magazine carefully. We are keen to hear from all visual artists, including fine art, sculptures, digital paintings, photography, installations and even video art. Our magazine is editorially led with at least 85-90% editorial content.

Apply now and submit your artwork to potentially get featured in Winter 2020 – currently scheduled to be published on the 13th November 2020.


Deadline for submissions 10. September 2020


Submissions and editorially selected features are FREE.

email: Stefan [at]
29/07/2020 - 06:02
South Korea

Call for Submissions: Art Teleported Korea 2021: The art Show and Conference


CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in “Art Teleported Korea 2021,” the Art Show and Conference for Nomadic Artists. The art shows will be held on January 20-24, 2021 at the CICA Museum and online at the same time. Due to the uncertain global situation, the conference will be held online on January 23-24, 2021. Presenters will have a presentation in a session and participate in the onsite and online art shows. Presenters will be featured in the book “New Media Art 2022,” expected to be published in November 2021. The book will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and in the United States and other countries via Amazon. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance.

Through Project Art Teleported, we aim to create a global network among nomadic artists, designers, audiences, and communities and promote understanding and appreciation of each other, so they can make, share, appreciate, and live in art in any regions and cultures.

*This year’s categories include:
-Visual Culture/Cultural Studies
-Art and Globalism/Localism
-Art and Diaspora
-Art and Artificial Intelligence
-Virtual/Augmented Reality Art
-Art and Social Media
-Art and Mass Media
-Art Performance
-New Media Culture
-Game Art
-Web Art
-New Media Art utilizing Mobile Apps or Devices
-Installation Art

*Installation at the CICA Museum
The artist can exhibit up to three works.

-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 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.

August 28, 2020     Close submissions
September 1-21, 2020     Approvals: selected artists/scholars will be notified by email.
January 20-24, 2021   Art Teleported Onsite+Online Art Show
January 23-24, 2021   Art Teleported Online Conference
November 2021   The publication “New Media Art 2022” release
***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 10 JPG portfolio images (100-700 kilobytes per image recommended) and/or up to 3 direct links to video/ web/interactive art, your proposal, artist statement, and bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Art Teleported 2021– Presenter’s Name” in the subject line of your email.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
28/07/2020 - 16:45
United States

Call for Entry: Focal Point

Focal Point

October 2, 2020 - November 13, 2020

Deadline to enter: August 14th, 2020


The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Focal Point,” a juried exhibition focusing on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. Submitted works do not have to be purely photography but can be mixed media; a photographic element must be present for the work to be considered. 



Robin Assner-Alvey is a practicing artist working with photography, video and installation. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut (2000) and her Master of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University (2002). Her work examines corporality and asks viewers to consider the experience of living in their own skin. Robin’s most recent solo exhibition was Embodied at the Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in January 2019. 


Robin is also a Professor of Art in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She just completed her seventeenth year at Webster, where she teaches all levels of photography and video. In 2017, she received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award and the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching.


To Learn More Information:


To Directly Submit To This Call:

Deadline to enter: August 14th, 2020

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org

email: exhibitions [at]
25/07/2020 - 06:00
United States

Call to New England Artists: Art Dash 2020

December 19, 2020 from 6-9pm
at Beacon Gallery
524B Harrison, Avenue
Boston MA 02118


In 2020 artists need our support more than ever.  Beacon Gallery is producing a one-night-only event to directly provide support to visual artists from sales of their work. Gallery Owner and Director, Christine O’Donnell, is hosting a juried exhibition of small works called “Art Dash” on December 19th where artists will receive 100% of the sales. All work will be smaller than 12" x 12" and priced at $100 each. This is a true pop-up event from 6-9pm with a preview during the day from 12-6pm; sales will begin promptly at 6pm. Gallery visitors will take work right off the walls and take it home on the spot.


To access more information and the application, visit this site

email: contact [at]
24/07/2020 - 19:14
United States

Call For Artists - Survey

Hello! I am an emerging User Experience designer working on a capstone project for my program. For this project, I am researching the way artists interact with their local art communities. If you have five minutes, please fill out the short survey to help share your insights. 


There is no fee or payment involved, I am simply seeking your input. 


Thank you for your time! 


Click here to complete the google forms survey -

email: Morris.jeremy.h [at]
23/07/2020 - 21:08
United States

SOUNDS GOOD: portraits of people enjoying music at home

This is a WIDE OPEN CALL for an upcoming publication by Drum Machine Editions. There are no submission fees. BIPOC, disabled persons, LGBTQ+, undocumented, chronically ill, immunocompromised, & marginalized creators of all ages are highly encouraged to apply.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: images of people enjoying music at home or wherever they’re spending the pandemic. If you’re unhoused, an essential worker, or don’t have the privilege of remote work, maybe the music you overhear or listen to during your commute or on the job is what keeps you going. Whatever your situation is, we’d like to include your picture.


  1. Before you start your shift at the grocery store, listen to your favorite pump-up jam and take a selfie. Send us that selfie.
  2. Fire up some mood music while you bake your freezer pizza.
  3. Take a blurry picture of your roommate dancing to Solange.
  4. Put on your grandma's favorite record—do you know your grandma’s favorite record?—and photograph her when she begins telling you stories.
  5. Start singing during a Zoom call, then take a series of screenshots.
  6. If you’re quarantined alone, set up a tripod or something, get yourself in the frame, and blast Head Hunters (1973) by Herbie Hancock.
  7. Ask the person delivering your wine what their favorite song is. Tip them generously, then listen to that song.
  8. Stage a portrait of you with your instrument.

IMAGE QUALITY & PRINTING: this book will be risograph printed, so you should expect some loss in image quality. A far cry from traditional photo printing in CMYK, you should expect your images to look more like Xerox copies of themselves by the time they make it to the page. Maybe it’s an aesthetic; maybe it’s a consequence of an open call with no submission fees.


Questions? Send us a line at drummachineeditions [op] gmail [punt] com.

Learn more about Drum Machine Editions and view our whole catalogue at

email: drummachineeditions [at]
22/07/2020 - 06:23
South Korea

Call for Artists: 2021 Spring Artist Studio Program


CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Artist Studio Program Spring 2021. The studio space (around 44m2) will be assigned to each artist for three or six months at the CICA Museum. The artists will be featured in the e-book, “ CICA Art Now 2021.” The printed version will be available by order.


*The categories include:
– Painting
– Photography
– Sculpture and Installation Art
– Design
– Performance
– Theater and Film
– Video & New Media Art


August 21, 2020: Close submissions
August 24-31, 2020: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
January-March/April-June/January-June, 2021: Artist Studio Program
August 1, 2021: Expected publication date of “CICA Art Now 2021″


*For more information, please visit our website: 

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. 

email: cicamuseum [at]
20/07/2020 - 21:47

Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival / Call for Submissions

Wall-to-Wal Mural & Culture Festival
Call for Submissions


Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival will be shifting to a digital submission model, which allows artists to submit digital designs to be printed onto panels and installed safely by a professional sign company. By shifting to a digital submission model, Wall-to-Wall is able to keep artists connected to the public at a safe distance.


Synonym Art Consultation and Graffiti Art Programming, the co-creators of the festival, are committed to providing meaningful employment and mentorship opportunities to artists and musicians and to facilitate the celebration of art and culture with unique, inclusive, community-minded events that serve as safer spaces for all.


We at Wall-to-Wall are committed to curation that uplifts artists, mentors, musicians, and performers belonging to under-supported communities, particularly those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, artists with disabilities, and any and all people who fall within these intersections.


All selected artists and artwork must adhere to our Safer Spaces Policy:

August 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT



- Artists, art collectives, or creatives working in a visual format

- Artists locally (Manitoba), Nationally (Canada), or Internationally

- Artists that can adhere to the Safer Spaces Policy:



- Visual art mediums including, painting, drawing, illustrations, graphic design, photography, digital design, collages, illustrations. (High-resolution scans or photographs of paintings or other hand-rendered artwork are eligible.)



All selected designs will be printed on a vinyl sticker, placed on di-bond panels, and professionally installed within Winnipeg's central neighbourhoods.


Each completed panel will be 8' x 8' OR 4' x 16'.

All panel printing, installation, facilitation, and insurance costs will be covered by Wall-to-Wall.


Submission Details and Form:


email: admin [at]
20/07/2020 - 16:52


The theme Supernatural Women opens up questions of culture, history, legend, politics, femininity and womanhood. Participants may decide to focus only on a tiny segment of the theme for their work. For example, they might focus on just one woman. Or, they might look at a group of supernatural women. They may opt not to focus on specific women, but on a female element of the supernatural that is widely known, or that could be invented by the artist.

The content of discussions during the residency will be determined by the work undertaken by participants. Some participants might plan to produce deeply conceptual work. For others the process will be more practical. Others will work on a mixture of both.

“(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.””

— Supernatural

The Igbo goddess Ala
The various manifestations of Eve
The women that make up the Hindu Trivedi
The Amazons
Mermaids and sirens 
Fairy godmothers
Mystics, clairvoyants and fortune tellers
A ‘supernatural beauty’
Supernatural women as a concept
The scope of gender

Some of the questions that may arise for those incorporating supernatural women into their art practice:

Where did the stories of these women originate?

Who created supernatural narratives for women, and what was their purpose in doing so?

How do supernatural women relate to real women, in the past, present and future?

What are supernatural women made from? What shape, material, texture, colour and scale do they have? How do they sound and smell?


Prepare and deliver a ten-minute presentation of their work to fellow residents.
/  Commit to attending all meetings.
/  Allocate the majority of the working day outside the meetings to creative practice. 
/  Actively take part in discussion of others work, seek ways to contribute ideas and offer support to fellow residents.
/  Be willing to listen to the ideas and support from fellow residents regarding their own work.
/  Contribute one ‘daily newsletter’ of inspirational content (text or visual) to be sent to residents (a template will be provided).
/ Abide by our community guidelines.
/ Be familiar with and able to use the apps Google Meet and Telegram. Attention to video calling set up is essential.

A virtual program allows those who cannot travel to take part. However, the residency is also a commitment, and shouldn’t be undertaken unless at least four-to-five hours per day can be set aside to attend meetings and move creative work forward. 


Residency fees are by donation. All donations are considered income and we pay tax on them. The reason we ask for donations, rather than charging fees, is because it means that we can attract a more diverse group of artists.

If every participant were to pay €100 we would cover our running costs. But we realise that this will not be possible for every artist and we encourage them to apply regardless.


Those living in countries with lower per-capita GDP, those who are unemployed or those affected by low-incomes should feel comfortable giving less. If the people that can afford to give more choose to do so they will help us continue this model of inclusion into the future.



email: odette [at]