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

30/03/2020 - 20:31
United States

Online Juried Corporate Partner Show

The Art League of Ocean City would like to extend a call to artists for our first ever online group show. During this time of increased caution and social distancing due to COVID-19, we're aiming to stay connected and stay creative.

This show is open to all media, artist's choice of theme, up to two entries per artist.
If accepted, your work will be featured on our website and social media during the month of April. Prizes awarded for first place: $150, second place: $100, third place: $75, and 3 honorable mentions. An additional "Best in Show" award of $200 will be given in honor of our corporate partners. The winner of this award will be considered for next year's corporate partner certificates. All award winners will be invited to participate in our year-end "Best of 2020" exhibit during the month of December.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday April 6, 4pm

EXHIBIT DATES: April 10-April 30, 2020

ENTRY FEE: $10 for members, $15 for non members per entry. Entry fees are non-refundable. Not a member yet? Click here to join. Benefits include discounts on classes and more!  

ELIGIBILITY: Artist must be 18 years or older. Artists may submit up to two pieces of original artwork. Work must be created in the past three years and never before shown at an ALOC judged show.

TO ENTER: Click here to use our online entry form. Please make sure your images are high resolution jpeg files.

email: megan [at]
30/03/2020 - 14:33
United Kingdom

Visual Art Open - Increased Prize Fund

Visual Art Open Awards – Increased Prize Fund


The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.


New and final phase opened due to an increased prize fund and opportunity to submit work due to COVID-19 as part of the global ‘CreateArt4Hope’ Campaign


£8,000 Prize Fund
International Online Global Art Exhibition of Finalists
Free Career Development Talks
20% Discount with Cass Art
All Mediums
Open to All
Closes 20 June 2020


Apply at

email: info [at]
30/03/2020 - 14:30
United Kingdom

Visual Artists Association Emerging Artists Award 2020

Visual Artists Association Emerging Artists Award


Open Call Dates: Wed 11 March to Wed 8th April

All Mediums

Open to All

Renown Judging Panel

International Online Global Art Exhibition of Finalists

Prize Fund £3,000:   Exhibition space at Chester Arts Fair 2021, Cash Prizes up to £2,500, Annual Mentorship Programme


How to apply:


Free to apply when you Join the VAA online at Simply join and complete the entry form.


Costs of annual membership start from  £4.50 per month or £20 per annum. Benefits include:

Free £5m Products & Public Liability Insurance*
Access to Online Resources Library
Facebook Mastermind Group
Online Training Events
Discounts on art supplies with Cass Art.

email: hello [at]
29/03/2020 - 18:56

Be Tween

We thought to present a special request for images to encourage and inspire global solidarity and communities today in the time of COVID-19.


In these times it is our duty as creators and content editors to show our full potential and ensure security. We are in the midst of an ongoing global crisis and although there is an economic downfall and a disastrous loss of life, this crisis is revealing to us even more that our differences are only riches, but that we all share the same burdens.


We are all equal as human beings, we are all within this problem, what we need right now is to preserve the lives of those weaker than us and our tireless workers such as: doctors, nurses, cashiers and employees in open shops. We act as if we are infected by staying in our homes, reducing our interactions with other people.


Image creators around the world have the power and creativity to visualize this important message - with intelligence, humor and compassion. Present the images you are taking or processing directly from your home or quarantine location.


A selection of the submitted projects will be published on our instagram @kaktuszine account and part of this selection will be published in a Special Paper Magazine, which will be available for sale online.


A selection of Content Creators will be contacted for an interview which will then be published in our stories on instagram and part of this selection will be published in a Special Magazine.



-First name
-Last name


-1 to 5 images per submission
-File type must be JPG
-At least 3000px on the long edge


-Image country

  • -Image title
  • -Image description
  • -Image location
  • -Image date (year)



11 APRIL 2020 11:59 PM

email: emilianovittoriosi [at]
29/03/2020 - 16:57

Call for artists and art curator maximum reward of $10,000

This is the online gallery project of new era!

We are an online art gallery created by artists and curators from around the world.
We like to make the best online art gallery by collecting artworks that can be found online.
We need your help on this.
Let’s make a new phase of art history!


The best artwork is rewarded weekly. Maximum reward is $10,000.

In order to collect excellent artworks from all over the world, we have decided to ask this task to art curator in public. A person who submits the most fascinating artwork will be rewarded. We will judge the submitted artworks strictly by reviewing them manually and evaluating them fairly. The best and some of the winner’s artworks will be posted on our online gallery.


How to apply

Register as an applicant and send an URL link of your artwork.
The gallery will accept artwork on any subject. Please submit an URL link of your artwork. The artwork can be anything from a picture from Facebook page or URL of imgur, as far as you think this is great art.
Which artwork would you like to bring into spotlight? Artwork of any theme and any time period are accepted.
E.g. Classical oil painting, drawing of a girl in anime, photo of a glass of Coca-Cola from Youtube screen, or your own art!  We are open to all kids of art.


International open call

Deadline: Every Sunday PM 11:59 (GMT + 9)

email: contact [at]
28/03/2020 - 06:07
South Korea

Call for Artists: Hip-A Seoul 2020: Hip Culture by Artists

CICA Museum invites artists who reside in Korea to participate in the project Hip-A Seoul. Selected artists will be featured in the international exhibition and the documentary video. The documentary will be filmed by CICA Museum Team, mainly focusing on their lifestyles, fashions, art and philosophies.


April 17, 2020   Close Submissions
April 21-30, 2020   Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
September 16 – October 4, 2020   Exhibition dates
September 16, 2020   Documentary video release date


***The dates are subject to change.


*The categories include:
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photograph & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art


*Installation for the Hip-A Exhibition
-Photography & 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 screened via a projector. If the work is required to be screened via a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.


-Physical Works (Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, and 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.


For more information, please visit our website: 


We look forward to the participation of creative artists. 

email: cicamuseum [at]
27/03/2020 - 15:17

Biennale of Tangible Image Paris : open call until april 15th

The call for projects of the Biennale of Image Tangible is open until April 15th ! - Seeking new photographic practices -
You can submit your projects here.

And find the rules here.
The 30 laureates will be exhibited in the galleries and venues partnering the biennial in November 2020 in Paris.

email: contact [at]
26/03/2020 - 17:40
United States

24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts an annual call for artists for the 24th Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 17 JUNE 2020 and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of three prestigious arts professionals. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings on 5 September 2020, 6-9pm.

The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. NO DEAD ARTISTS has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South. 

The exhibition's name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. NO DEAD ARTISTS turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the '90s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States and the call went international in 2014.

Each year, hundreds of artists submit thousands of works with the hope of being in the select few to exhibit at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. The exhibition is reviewed annually by D. Eric Bookhardt (Artpapers and Gambit Weekly). The opening reception marks the beginning of the arts season in New Orleans and is attended by thousands of art enthusiasts. 

The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the newest creative talents.

As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.








entry instructions :::

NO DEAD ARTISTS is an INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art. 

Each application must be accompanied by an ENTRY FEE of $35.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process. 

Each entrant is allotted up to five image/video submissions and three details for each. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format. All works must be for sale. 

Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold. 

The artist is responsible for ALL shipping costs including return shipping of all unsold work and import/export duties and taxes.





Nato Thompson is a curator, author, and The Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director at Philadelphia Contemporary. Philadelphia Contemporary is a mobile contemporary art organization in the process of creating a non-collecting museum in the city of Philadelphia. He recently curated the four channel film project by Bradford Young and Elissa Blount Moorehead titled Back and Song, the group show Festival for the People, as well as, a solo artist commission by painter Jane Irish. He has previously worked as Artistic Director at the New York-based public art organization Creative Time, which he joined in January 2007. Since then, Thompson has organized numerous major Creative Time projects. He has also worked as Curator at MASS MoCA, where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions, including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004), with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. He has written two books of cultural criticism, Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century (2015) and Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life published in January 2017.



Jessie Schott Haynes is the Managing Director of The Helis Foundation, a private foundation, which administers grants that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, and acquires significant works of art on behalf of major institutions within the Metropolitan New Orleans area.  She is responsible for ensuring that the Helis Family’s commitment to creating access to public art is fulfilled by managing public sculpture acquisition and exhibition throughout the City as well as implementation of and oversight of programs such as  Art for All.  Haynes earned a B.A. in both English and Art History from Newcomb College at Tulane University and a juris doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  She serves as a Trustee of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and a Board member of the Arts Council New Orleans, the Preservation Resource Center, and the Bureau of Governmental Research.    



Carey Mack Weber has over 25 years of experience working in museums and galleries. Carey spent over a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City, notably serving as Director of  Susan Sheehan Inc. and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art. She was integral to the founding of the Bellarmine Museum of Art, and has served as Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum since January 2019. Carey is currently serving her 5th year as President of the Connecticut Art Trail, a nationally recognized partnership between twenty-one world-class museums and historic sites.

email: info [at]
26/03/2020 - 05:04

International open call for female poets

International open call for female poets. We are calling female, trans and non-binary poets from all around the world to send a one-stanza poem about self-masturbation. We want to talk about the self-masturbation of women, trans and non binary people in times of global pandemic, and make a colective video-art! To those who would like to participate we ask them to send an email to tapiaviole [op] hotmail [punt] com with the poem written in the original language and the same translated into english. We will not accept poems that span more than one stanza. Besides, they must send an audio reciting the poem in its original language. Any doubt: please send an e-mail to tapiaviole [op] hotmail [punt] com The selected poets will be notified by e-mail and their poets will apear on a powerful colective video-art made by lots of artists all around the world.

email: tapiaviole [at]
26/03/2020 - 04:43

Open Call for Artists: Power Play 2020 - World without Boundaries

Power Play is a biennial festival in Singapore that explores the manifold dimensions of the notion of power through the playful possibilities of contemporary art. The festival will feature a multitude of international and local works including performance art, video art and visual art, in an attempt to encourage intercultural discussions pertaining to the play of power.


Theme for 2020: World Without Boundaries


Geography and power are intertwined topics that play a significant role in shaping human societies, most notably in geographical subfields such as geopolitics and social geography. As globalisation encourages the mobility of people and flow of ideas, it has also led to the contesting of space and identities. On an international ground, nations may exert power over one another in strategies such as border control, military deterrence, economic diplomacy and colonisation. Domestically, leaders within individual societies may utilise their power to implement spatial policies in pursuance of nationalistic agenda at the expense of its people. Similarly, amongst people, social groups may oppress the minority in order to safeguard the authenticity of the social identity within their homeland. Such proceedings tend to cause an unsettling tension between various social entities, sparking rivalries between nations and division within societies, where socio-spatial boundaries are constructed by the dominant in a bid to establish control and achieve certain ideals. Consequently, marginalisation – a process of becoming peripheral may occur. Marginality can emanate from a variety of differences that segregate one’s own identity from the other, which may include race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship and class. Such adversity has become prevalent in the contemporary world as exemplified by various aspects of social exclusion such as racism, discrimination, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, inequality and injustice. The inaugural edition of Power Play puts the limelight on these issues as artists are invited to present works that explore the phenomenon of power within various geographical contexts, thereby encouraging an intercultural discussion on the challenges and issues facing the interconnected topics of geopolitics, social geography and identity.


Venue: The Arts House, Singapore 

Date: 16 - 18 October 2020


Please refer to full application guidelines on


To Make an application, please fill up the Google Form at

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