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29/11/2020 - 06:27
South Korea

Call for Submissions: CICA New Media Art Conference 2021

Project website:

Call for Papers | Call for Exhibitions

Call for Papers
CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in the CICA New Media Art Conference 2021 and the publication. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance. Due to the uncertain situation that requires social distancing, we may actively incorporate new media technologies into our event depending on the circumstances, including live streaming, video conferencing and social media, so that new media artists, researchers, and guests worldwide can participate in the event physically and/or virtually. Selected essays will be featured in the book “New Media Art 2022,” expected to be published in December 2021. The book will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and in the United States and other countries via Amazon.

*This year’s categories include:
-Single Channel Video & Animation
-New Media Installations
-Interactive Art
-Game Art
-Web Art
-Mobile App
-Art in the Time of Pandemic
-Art and Politics
-Art and Artificial Intelligence
-Virtual/Augmented Reality Art
-Art and Social Media
-Art and Mass Media
-Data Visualization
-3D Printing
-Performance (Addressing Media Related Issues)
-New Media Culture

* Timeline:
December 29, 2020: Close submissions
January 4 – 15, 2021: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
June 24 – 27, 2021: CICA NMA Conference 2021
December 15, 2021: Expected publication date of “New Media Art 2022”
***The dates are subject to change.

Call for Exhibitions
CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Solo Exhibition Series for the CICA New Media Art Conference 2021 and the publication. Selected artists will have solo exhibitions in the gallery space. Around 44 square meters will be assigned for each artist. Selected artists will participate in the conference and have artists’ talks and discussions. Due to the uncertain situation that requires social distancing, we may actively incorporate new media technologies into our event depending on the circumstances, including live streaming, video conferencing and social media, so that new media artists, researchers, and guests worldwide can participate in the event physically and/or virtually. In case the international artist is unable to visit us due to the global pandemic situations, we will assist the artist in installing the works. The artists will be featured in the book “New Media Art 2022,” expected to be published in December 2021. The book will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and in the United States and other countries via Amazon.

*This year’s categories include:
-Single Channel Video & Animation
-New Media Installations
-Interactive Art
-Game Art
-Web Art
-Mobile App
-Art in the Time of Pandemic
-Art and Politics
-Art and Artificial Intelligence
-Virtual/Augmented Reality Art
-Art and Social Media
-Art and Mass Media
-Data Visualization
-3D Printing
-Performance (Addressing Media Related Issues)
-New Media Culture

* Timeline:
December 29, 2020: Close submissions
January 4 – 15, 2021: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
June 23 – 27, 2021: CICA NMAC 2021 Solo Exhibitions
June 24 – 27, 2021: CICA NMA Conference 2021
December 15, 2021: Expected publication date of “New Media Art 2022”
***The dates are subject to change.

For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
28/11/2020 - 11:11

ŠILUVA ART BIENNIAL’ 21 "Touched Land"

Šiluva Art biennial « Touched Land

In the context of Šiluva, the term “Touched Land” can be understood on several levels: Šiluva is an area of exceptional sacral value, touched by the feet of the Mother of God, tired pilgrims and the Pope. This place is daily passed by local people and preachers. The touched land can be either the heart or he soul of a person who has experienced the power of touch in solitude or togetherness. As well, the touched land can be creation by human, which could bring at least one step closer to the divine reality. The touched land may be the one who may not yet know that it longs for touch…


Art biennial continues the traditions of international art symposiums Signum Sacrum in Šiluva as of 2007. In 2021 Šiluva Art biennial’s programming, emphasis is put on experimental, emerging, and distinctive artistic practices – and on productions of critical and societal relevance. It is a representative, wide-range international event that presents various works of art, authors, art researchers and curators.

The aim

Association’s «Pilgrims of Art» long-term objective is to use arts as a vehicle to strengthen community cohesion, educate, raise awareness and provide a platform for development. Through its creative work it is committed to bringing change into the lives of people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.

The calendar of biennial (2021 July 13 – October 30):
July 13th Biennial opening
July 12-22th Art symposium
June 13th – October 30th  Exhibitions, presentations, performances, workshops.

Submission guideliness:

Deadline for the submissions will be accepted until March 28, 2021.
We encourage artists from any country and working in all types of media to apply. Both already produced works or original proposals specifically Šiluva art biennial are eligible for consideration. Artists of any nationality and age, evidencing a committed artistic career are welcome to submit their work.
All forms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in any medium are welcome. The priority will be given to works that can be exhibited outside: sculpture, objects, installations, video art, sound art, performance, etc.
Applicants may present work both physically in the exhibition space and/or online. We are especially eager to include performative projects, ephemeral installations, durational art pieces, artforms built in site before or during the exhibition, and other artforms that deal with the theme Touched.
Practical note: we will be continually re-evaluating the situation in terms of COVID-19 regulations to examine what kind of public presentations are possible- The completed application form:
A CV detailing contact information, recent projects, exhibitions, workshops and residencies.

2. A short description (max 500 symbols) of your proposal for Šiluva art biennial.

3. 3-5 high-quality images presenting your existing works or sketches for the work you intend you create on site.

4. Filenames matter! Please label your files as NameSurname_title.jpg.

5. Applications (in English or Lithuanian) must be submitted to:
info [op] menopiligrimai [punt] lt

Shortlisted and selected artists will be informed via email by May 15th, 2021.


While we are working on the funding, the biennial is not currently subsidized by third parties. The participants officially invited by the organizers will be provided with accommodation, catering, facilities and materials for creative work. During the symposium there will be a biennial club formed, which will include concerts, performances, tours to the famous places of Lithuanian historical and religious heritage – Hill of Crosses, monasteries of Tytuvėnai and Palendriai.

If your question isn’t listed there, feel free to contact us at:
info [op] menopiligrimai [punt] lt


Project director Arūnas Kazlauskas

email: info [at]
27/11/2020 - 10:58

BBA Gallery Artist Prize 2021

Who can apply: International call, open to all media, all ages over 18, all genders and all educational backgrounds.


The selection process: An international jury of high ranking industry professionals judge the entries, they look for the artist which shows the most significant potential and professionalism, and who has convincingly and skilfully executed a concept or work.


Application phase 1: 1 November 2020 - 17 January 2021 (midnight CET) Out of all applications we receive during phase 1, we will select 10 artists for the longlist. Apply early and secure one of the first positions on the longlist! You will be notified until January 30th and we will already start promoting you in February 2021.


Application phase 2: 18 January - 15 March 2021 (midnight CET) Out of all applications we receive during Phase 2 we will select 20 artists for the longlist. You will be notified until March 30th and promoted throughout April 2021.


Longlisted artists: 30 longlisted artists will be featured on the website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.


Shortlisted artists: 10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists get to exhibit at the Kühlhaus, one of Berlins most impressive industrial venues for cultural events, during Berlin Gallery Weekend end of April/beginning of May 2021 organised by BBA Gallery. In addition each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR and social media channels.


The prizes


1st Prize : Solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022 Cash prize 1000 € Artsy profile


2nd Prize: Artsy profile + online solo show Cash prize 500 €


3rd Prize: Artsy profile + online solo show Cash prize 300 €


Exhibition at Kühlhaus Berlin: The Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most marvelous and characterful venues for art and cultural events. It is a heritage building and part of the architecture of the early industrial history of Berlin at Gleisdreieck, a central and well-known location. The house presents itself today on seven floors with a variety of extraordinary rooms and architectural situations, with a total of over 5000 square meters.


The BBA Artist Prize 2021 exhibition is showing on the 5th floor of the building, which is an independent unit with over 600 m2, a lift entrance and WC facilities. Attic windows add charm and natural light to the space, as well as fabulous sky views of Berlin. The vast space allows for the presentation of about a dozen artists and a variety of media – from installed projections, time-based media through to sculptural works. Brick walls alternate with a classic white cube style – so that paintings, photography and print works each find a perfect spot.


BBA Artist Prize 2021 is a highlight during Berlin Gallery Weekend in April/May 2021.


email: louise [at]
25/11/2020 - 19:53

Winter 2021 Open Call

In the In-Between is seeking project submissions our Winter 2021 editorial cycle. 


This is an open call for new, innovative, and critical approaches to photographic authorship. We value and promote a diverse and inclusive range of photographic voices that engage deeply with the important social, cultural, and political issues of our time. 


All submissions are considered for portfolio features interviews, and special projects. Accepted artists are published on our website and included in our quarterly newsletter, send to an international audience of curators, gallerists, publishers, and the contemporary photography field at-large. 


In the In-Between requests a $10 submission fee, which helps to offset administrative costs and supports future programming.


Submission requirements

  • 10-15 images (72 dpi, 1000px on longest side)
  • Project statement (500 word max) (.doc or PDF)
  • Bio/CV (.doc or PDF)


email: portfolios [at]
25/11/2020 - 08:20
South Korea

Call for Artists: CICA Experimental Film and Video 2021

CICA Museum invites experimental film makers and artists worldwide to participate in the CICA Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2021. We accept single-channel experimental films, video art, and animations.


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.


December 16, 2020 Close Submissions
December 21-31, 2020 Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
June 30 – July 18, 2021 Exhibition Dates

***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
25/11/2020 - 02:53

ARCHIBA Urban Film Festival open call for art films

ARCHIBA is a film festival looking for short films that explore the relationship of the individual with the spaces they inhabit, the architecture and urban landscapes of the world and urban life.


Archiba's mission is to be a small mirror of life in contemporary societies, its rhythms, its pulses, how cities from all corners of the world look and feel, and thus generate a starting point for collective reflection. 


The short films, music videos, videoperformances and screendance films can be linked to different themes and formats, such as: biographies, documentaries, fictional stories, audiovisual self-portraits, portraits of the urban landscape, of architectural spaces, of social conflicts, diversity, migratory issues and other realities of life in community, ecological impact, self-sustainable development. 



Urban Habitat - Short fiction and documentary films that show the relationship with cities and their spaces, their inhabitants, their rhythms, their movements. 

Experimental - Films that make use of experimental audiovisual languages to explore space or the relationship with space. 

Dance Films - Special category for dance and video performance that emphasizes the relationship of bodies to architectural space or urban space. 

Confined Space - Short films that explore life during the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the quarantine in interior spaces. 

Music videos - 

Longer Short films - 

ARCHIBA's program will be screened at La Casa del Árbol cultural Centre in Buenos Aires during 2021

email: archibafilmfest [at]
23/11/2020 - 20:53
Dominican Republic

Woman Scream Festival 2021-Global Call for Submission

Woman Scream Festival (Grito de Mujer) in its 11th. edition, opens its first call for video proposals to participate on the virtual events that will take place online, starting March 1st  throughout March  31st , 2021. The chosen theme for this season is: "Women Warriors: Violence is not in quarantine!"

“We, the WOMEN warriors, adapt to any circumstance. We stay strong, in the midst of the worst pandemic. We, who are indoors, quarantined with our abuser. We, the girls who live with those who mistreat us. We, the resilient of life. We, the strong WOMEN who don’t give up, who won’t be silenced, who will never give up or stay quieted! We are brave, we are art, we are hope, we are poetry, we are the SCREAM ”.


Participating Categories *:

Short/Micro Film
Video Poems
Micro Conferences
Micro Workshops (literature, art, women, etc.)
Short Theater
Visual Arts


This call is open from November 25th, 2020 to January 5th. 2021. (We won’t keep any contact with participants)



Who can participate:

People of any gender, age or nationality (Children with prior written permission of their parents only*) with one (1) proposal, filmed on video in any of these languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and / or German , preferably created exclusively for the festival.

We accept previously published works*, as long as they comply with the guidelines of this call and fit into any of the themes of Woman Scream Festival, as detailed below (*See notes):


-Single participation per category (One person can participate in up to two languages, same category).

-Video proposals related to the slogan of the 2021 festival will be accepted:

"Women Warriors: Violence is not in quarantine", a tribute to women and girls living in quarantine with their abusers, and / or similar topics within Woman Scream Festival themes.


-Proposals whose messages are focused from hope, in a positive way, will be valued. Raising self-esteem and strengthening women self-value messages are welcome to support those women and girls in truly need during difficult times.

-We do not accept proposals that visualize or promote violence in any way, or sexual, sexist nor offensive content. Woman Scream is a family-friendly event. Please take it into consideration before submitting.



-The chosen proposals will be included on the Woman Scream 2021 agenda for March, under any date according to global calendar availability.


-Event Promotion.

-Certificate of Appreciation sent to email of selected participants once the festival is over.


Time duration, by category:

-Short films (Brief. No established limit)
-Video-Poems (3 mins tops. Including greetings)
-Micro Conferences (15 mins tops).
-Micro Workshops (Topics of interest to the festival: literature, art, women, etc.) (15 mins tops).
-Short theater (monologue 5 mins tops. Group 15 mins tops).
-Performance (video 5 mins tops).
-Music (song, performance, solo or group, 1 piece)
-Dance (1 piece, solo or group)
-Visual Art (10 tops. including greeting)


Submission format

-You must upload the video to Vimeo or YouTube and send us the link.

-If selected, we will ask you to send us the video file through WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox or any other, to download. If your content has Copyright, we’ll need your authorization to upload it on our YouTube and Facebook channels, for festival broadcasting use.

-You can record using a cell phone with good resolution or a digital/video camera.

Attachments must be in:

MPG4 format
Maximum Resolution (1080x72)
For publication on Social Networks (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)

We’ll value creativity, relevance to festival’s subject, quality of presentation, image, lighting and sound.


If your proposal is selected

Additional attachments, besides downloadable video file, must be send:

-Short biography (5 lines tops)
-A good resolution photo
-Contact email (please double check email to avoid mistakes).
-Written authorization where you allow Woman Scream to use the material to promote the festival on its social networks and pages, indicating that you’re participating freely out of solidarity in compliance to guidelines.


Greetings to the festival



Each newly created video must contain a greeting or mention to the Woman Scream Festival 2021, indicating name, nationality and country of residence at the beginning (20 seconds or less)




If your proposal hasn’t been created recently but, you wish to send it to this call, you can do so, if you are selected, you must attach to your video a mention or greeting to Woman Scream Festival 2021, along with your name, country, nationality and / or place of residence (10 seconds or less).



How to send your video


To submit your proposal, use the form at the bottom of page:




OPENS NOVEMBER 25th, 2020- UNTIL JANUARY 5th, 2021.




Our team will be selecting the proposals that best represent the theme of the festival based on the quality of content, image, sound, creativity and relevancy.




Important notes:



* Children participation: Must include written document authorization, signed by parents or tutors, in PDF format, with their names, country of residence and personal identification number of your country (identity card, ID, etc.), authorizing the "Woman Scream Festival" to release child (include name) video/image distribution on our social networks and channels. Proposals that fail to include this document, will not be considered.

* We will not consider proposals that fail to meet any of the aforementioned requirements.

* We will not maintain any communication with the participants, except with selected ones. The chosen videos will be part of our Woman Scream Festival for March 2021 calendar at by Feb 15th.

* Your possible questions could be answered in this call. Please read the details carefully.

* Woman Scream Festival reserves all selection rights. Decision is final.

* Non selected proposals will be eliminated, but we will keep your email to send future calls (unless you indicate otherwise).


Registration will be considered as a guarantee that the author owns the image, music and text rights to project their work within the framework of the Festival, as well as the acceptance of the bases automatically when submitting their work to this call.

email: womanscream [at]
23/11/2020 - 19:51

Award-Winning Into the Void Seeks Art for Issue #18

Award-winning Vancouver-based print and online literature and arts magazine Into the Void seeks visual art for the cover and inside pages of Issue #18. No theme or submission fees. Send up to 12 images in any style or medium to art [op] intothevoidmagazine [punt] com. Low-res. images are OK but if accepted for publication high-res. images will be required. Payment is a token $10 (or $20 for the cover), contributor copy, and one-year online subscription. Deadline: January 1, 2021.

email: philip.elliott [at]
23/11/2020 - 17:16

Call for submissions - 2021-2022 La Centrale Programming

Call for submissions - 2021-2022 La Centrale Programming

Deadline: December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


La Centrale welcomes visual artists from all disciplines who resonate with the centre's mandate for its regular programming and for window exhibitions.


La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is an artist-run centre dedicated to the dissemination and development of multidisciplinary feminist practices. We are committed to supporting practices and artists who are not very visible in the dominant cultural institutions, and this at various stages of their careers. Our programming focuses on feminisms that enter into dialogue with intersectionality and social justice and is built on the basis of non-hierarchy and consensus by selection committees made up of active members of the centre.


We pay exhibition fees and honoraria according to the rates recommended by CARFAC. We also provide financial support to artists and professionals living outside of Montreal.



La Centrale invites artists and curators at all levels of their careers to submit exhibitions, curatorial, performances and digital projects related to the centre's mandate.



The gallery’s window is a diffusion space that offers artists visibility directly on one of Montreal's most lively streets, Boulevard Saint-Laurent. The projects submitted must use the showcase as a scenographic element in order to create a dialogue between the work and the passers-by and residents of the neighbourhood.


NOTE: Due to the pandemic and the resulting postponement of exhibitions and activities, selection committees will unfortunately have to select fewer projects than in previous years.

email: communication [at]
23/11/2020 - 12:16


NAMASTE!!!(A warm welcome) from KALASRISHTI,



KALASRISHTI ART welcomes International Artists around the world and we intended cross cultural discourse through visual art form as well as infuse local art into diverse art practice from the world.


Gujarat is one of the oldest states in India which represents Indian arts and crafts at its best. Gujarat is one of the states which are truly blessed with a rich culture and tradition.

This state carries glorious culture since ancient years that has managed to survive till date and will continue to survive. Gujarat’s art and crafts are the most unique and are not only popular within the Indian continent but all across the world. Most of the artisans in this state are normally the villagers who took initiative in creating these masterpieces of art and craft which was mainly for their households which later on only turned out to become a major industrial part of the state. This industry of art and crafts of Gujarat consists of a number of jewellery, metalwork, embroidery, furniture, clay items, handmade carpets (durries), stone crafts and other materials. In Jamnagar, the brass industry is considered to be one of the largest in India.

Gujarat is truly blessed with its strong and resonating tradition of Handicrafts. It differs in the segment of its patterns to the element of exquisite Artifacts in various forms. It stands versatile and unique with diverse arts and crafts – it is simply a mixed combination with aesthetic appeal. This state which holds a very rich culture and tradition gives immense importance to its Arts and Crafts not only from the aesthetic point of view but also from the commercial point of view.


our programmes is slightly different as it organize in Rural Areas in INDIA. these places we choose carefully to fulfil each programmes worth in terms of our intent to collaborate local Tradition/Craft/Art with international art forms and where amazing art tradition lives. Gujarat has wide range of tribal and folk art forms in its different regions which is precious gems of the state. so participant can really enjoy/interact/ learn it with this residency.


we have in house local artisans to teach you traditional crafts.


Normally, we provide opportunity to participants to explore culturally rich area of our land where real Tradition and culture lives and encourage participant to explore it / work with them.



KALASRISHTI invites application from International Artists,Photographers,Writers,Poets,Nature Lovers,Cultural Tourists and Craft learners to be part of Us for the current year programmes.


email: kalasrishtiart [at]