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.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

14/04/2021 - 11:44

Apply for scholarships – Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts


The 2021 Summer Academy course programme is online (19 July–28 August 2021)

Scholarship application deadline: 3 May 2021


Those who can, do.

Those who can do more, teach.*


The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts invites applications to its programme for 2021. Courses will be held at the Fortress Hohensalzburg (hybrid classrooms), the Fuerstenbrunn Quarry (on site) or as Webinars (online). Each year, the Academy invites international artists, curators, collectives, educators, scholars and writers to serve as instructors for its course-programme. In 2021, we are pleased to offer courses under the instructorship of Rossella Biscotti (Italy/Belgium), Cäcilia Brown (France/Austria) / Anna Hofbauer (Switzerland/Austria) / Mikkel Holm Torp (Denmark/Italy), Cosmin Costinaş (Romania/Hong Kong) / Inti Guerrero (Colombia/Hong Kong), Anna Daučiková (Slovakia/Czech Republic), Shezad Dawood (United Kingdom), Christina Dimitriadis (Greece/Germany), Louisa Elderton (United Kingdom/Germany) / Klaus Speidel (Germany/Austria), Léuli Eshrãghi (Australia/Canada), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo/Germany), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore) with Jan Gerber Sebastian Lütgert (Germany), Nadira Husain (France/Germany) / Flora Klein (Switzerland/Germany), Leon Kahane (Germany), Wasif Munem (Bangladesh), Christian Nyampeta (Ruanda/USA), Shubigi Rao (Singapore), ruangrupa (Indonesia/Germany), Francis Ruyter (USA/Austria).


At the Academy, instructors translate their practice and research into a pedagogical relationship with

participants, in order to explore contemporary art practices in mutually interrogative, personal and

persistent ways. Conversations are undertaken with a view toward materializing art-related ideas or

transmit them into research and life. The programme reflects current trends in contemporary art such as

performance and poetics (Eshrãghi, Nyampeta), VR/AR animation/algorithms (Dawood, Ho),

archiving (Kahane, Munem, Ruyter) and collective/community-oriented practices (ruangrupa) as well

as methodological approaches to decoloniality (Costinaş/Guerrero, Husain/Klein, Rao), eco-criticism

(Biscotti, Haliti) and (queer-) feminism (Daučiková, Dimitriadis) in art.


Detailed information on instructors and courses here.


Further information and online scholarship application here


email: presse [at]
14/04/2021 - 06:03
United Kingdom

Working Artist Open Call (Deadline: 28 April 2021)

Working Artist is an independent, printed art magazine created by creatives for creatives. Our aim is to make a statement and support other artists by presenting their artworks. We accept submissions by professionals and amateurs, of all ages and from all locations.


Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium.


Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


DEADLINE: 28 April 2021



Submit images by email (high quality images)

A brief bio about the artist / artwork

Entries should be emailed to us at may [op] workingartist [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.

email: may [at]
14/04/2021 - 00:44
United States

Americas COVID-19 Memorial Project

The Biennial of the Americas invites artists to submit memorial artworks to be featured as part of “Americas COVID-19 Memorial,” an artist-driven memorial project to acknowledge the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Americas. Now through May 31 submit your artwork to be featured in an online gallery and be considered for award prizes of up to $5,000.


Individuals or collaborative groups of any age or nationality, who reside within the boundaries of the Americas (including Canada, the United States, Central & South America and the Caribbean), are invited to submit artworks. Submissions should focus on exploration of how the artistic imagination conceives a memorial to a contemporary tragedy that transcends national borders. Artwork may be accompanied by a 300-word narrative describing the work and any details about inspiration, materials used or additional context. 


Learn more about submission guidelines and award prizes on our website



About Biennial of the Americas

The Biennial of the Americas (the Biennial) builds connections, creates community and inspires change across the Americas. Due to its location on the north-south axis, this Denver nonprofit organization launched in 2010 to enhance, celebrate and discover the cultural and economic connections between North and South America. The Biennial convenes and connects international leaders from the business, civic and cultural sectors to inspire change across the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit or engage with the Biennial on Facebook, Instagram (@thebiennial) or Twitter (@thebiennial).

email: info [at]
13/04/2021 - 13:24

Open Call – Cheap Freedom Club

Cheap Freedom Club is an online visual art museum. It’s open to everyone.

To apply, send

– download link(s) to your image(s)
– a few words about your work
+ optionally:
– text, links, and/or donation method for your page

to cheapfc[at]protonmail[dot]com


– PNG, JPG, or GIF
– maximum file size = 15 MB
– maximum 20 files per artist (for now)
– unlimited text and links

The site is updated once a week.
You can always submit new images to replace old ones of your choice.

email: cheapfc [at]
12/04/2021 - 16:06

Constant Open Call: Worksession Down Dwars Delà #1

This the open call for:
Session 1: EBEN-EZER TOWER, Bassenge, Belgium
Monday July 12 -> Saturday July 17, 2021

The open call for Session 2 in Bidston, UK, you can find here:


The aim of the Down Dwars Delà worksessions is to collectively assemble and study a tools-not-box (see it more as a jumble of tools than a neatly ordered toolbox) in which we bring together techniques, rituals, protocols and technologies for non-intrusive, non-extractivist, intra-vertical observation with the narrative worlds they make. This compilation of devices would allow us to narrate the two sites according to other criteria and to make space for (un)making sense of the stories formulated by and about the Bidston Observatory and the Eben-Ezer tower. Working and thinking with natural resources as starting point, we take the extractive technologies of colonialism to be a major part of the way we relate to Nature, and to ecologies of nature. Not in least due to these worldviews having produced "N"ature itself. It’s the intention then, to begin from intimate, sentient/spiritual or discursive relations within/to the two (un)natural environments.

We warmly invite conflicted artists, designers, (non)experts in oceanography, geography, dendrology, botany, biology and more to join us. Participants can expect fulfilling collaborative practices, exchanges of knowledge and experience, some time to work on their own related projects (if they have one) and/or finding new threads and relations to start off a new project.


Silex-Museum / Eben EzerTower
During this week we will be working around the Eben-Ezer tower. This building was constructed just after the second world war, as a monument against all forms of violence. It is completely built from flintstone /silex, which was quarried in part from the mine on top of which the tower is built. The tower is filled with mythological figures symbolising a quest for peace. The site offers a rich complexity of intertwined histories: local marl stone and flint mining, internationalist pacifism, Christian influences... The tower and its surroundings are situated on an early 20th century geopolitical hotspot bordering Holland and Germany. It was built in reaction to the direct presence of the defensive fort Eben-Emael. For the larger part, the sculptures, architecture, construction and theoretical and artistic framing is the sprout of the imagination and craftsmenship of one person. The tower has grown into a center of attention for so called outsider arts and it’s garden is the home location for the European center for Fantastic arts. The tower and the historic mines that surround it, is in close (stone’s throw) proximity to a large industrial scale operative quarry, the "carriere de Romont", which has a license for digging the area until 2043. It is both an economic source as a threat to environment and heritage.


The week is set up as a collective residency. We will camp on site and conduct collective inquiries that feed into existing or emerging artistic projects. Participants might be interested in thematics such as for example: listening to the stars, observing the underground. Technologies of the imaginary / imaginary technologies. Personal monuments, towerology, feminist geology, ancient (pre)historic signs and symbols. Non-extractive mining. Radio, bats, disturbances, vibrations, and darkness. Natural resources and its dis-accordance with military industry. Rewriting her/his/stories. Revisit peace-earth iconography. Anti-extractive computation.


- Programme: We will construct a common programme in which there is time to inject personal moments. Some ingredients of the weeks programme are /might be: geological visits (local mines, farmers, sites), meeting botanist and bat specialists, museum visits (if we can cross the border)

- We’ll take on the costs of your travel your lodging (we’ll camp on site so please bring a tent)

- Food will be provided/paid for, meals are a mix of group self-catering and catered. Please let us know about dietary requirements & allergies

- If you have small dependents, we can make this work - there will be space to stay as family/kin, and collective sessions where care is taken into account.

- Participation : This is a call for physical participation. Week 1 is open for participants within pragmatic proximity to the location. We will respect local and national anti-covid19 measurements. Regulations will probably different in UK/BE. Check the website of relevant authorities: We do not want to get into covid-related policing but we’ll ask to the participants to be mindful before joining the group.


- The Eben Ezer tower has many stairs with no elevator and the terrain is rough. For anybody who has specific access requirements, please get in touch and we can send further text, audio or image-based information.
Please indicate if these conditions do not suit your personal situation.


Worksessions ?
Constant worksessions function as temporary research colaboratories, collective working environments where different types of expertise come into contact with each other. Worksessions are intensive otherwise-disciplined situations to which artists, software developers, theorists, activists and others contribute. During worksessions we develop ideas and prototypes that in the long-term lead to publications, projects and new proposals. As worksessions are multi-modal, this particular worksession will be shaped in response to our current global situation into which closeness, exchange and togetherness are drastically altered. Work-sessions favour the use of F/LOSS software. To facilitate collective work, these Guidelines for collaboration apply.



Places are limited. If you are interested in joining, please send an application to: peter [op] constantvzw [punt] org before 15 May.
Please explain why this topic is important for you and include a couple of sentences about how this connects to your interests.
Please indicate clearly whether you are interested in week 1 or 2 and where from you would travel.
We will confirm participation last week of May.

email: peter [at]
11/04/2021 - 17:32
United Kingdom

Artsy Mood | Open Call

The last two years have been very challenging and unprecedented for our generation and while most of the industries stopped working, the artists have done what they always do- working hard in their studios. 



The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the commitment of contemporary artists & to connect them with a new and wider audience. 



There are no subject restrictions for this call just a couple of guidelines. 


Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully.


To apply for “Artsy Mood” simply email us 3 images of your work (3 different works) in a jpeg format, Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price (for each work) and a short bio no more than 150 words at boomergallery [op] gmail [punt] com



Eligible media but not limited: 


painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | prints | textile 


To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £165 fee for each  participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission and that includes: 


printed catalogs | admin | graphics | designer | champagne | mix finger food |caviar | professional photographer | hostess | security 


Important dates: 


- the open call will run until  April 29

- artworks delivery date is May 6

- the exhibition will run from May 7 until May 13 with a private view on May 7 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm at our gallery space in Aldgate. 




We are situated right in the heart of artistic London: Aldgate | Shoreditch | Liverpool Street | Whitechapel.





We had a lot of enquires from foreign artists to exhibit with us but sometimes shipping the work to London in time might be a bit difficult in this challenging period, that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative! If you are one of the accepted artist and you find it hard to ship your work to us, you can send us photos of your work and we can print and frame it for you. 


We have 3 available sizes for the frame: 


32/32 cm
30/40 cm 
40/50 cm 



Opening Event. 


This Is A Time Slot Based Event. 


To book a time slot kindly email us at email [op] boomergallery [punt] net.




As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for. 


Good luck to you all!

email: boomergallery [at]
11/04/2021 - 05:12
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (May 2021)

Art Hole is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium. Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


DEADLINE: 23 April 2021


HOW TO APPLY: Submit images by email (high quality images)


A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


Entries should be emailed to us at may [op] ahole [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.

email: may [at]
10/04/2021 - 12:32

Obsessions - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery « Tête » in Berlin in July 2021.


In their creative practice, many artists gravitate towards certain ideas that are intruding on their mind and to which they keep on returning over and over again - some forms of obsessions that drive them to create. The extraordinary perseverance and the willingness to take risks that arise from them are often the driving force that feeds artists’ productivity, allowing them to grow in their practice and deliver exceptional outcomes while expanding their singular universe.

Where is the line between returning to a theme or an idea over and over again and an obsessive behavior? Do artists nurture a pathological obsession with their creations, or is it on the contrary the necessary force that will help them persevering despite all the obstacles they will encounter along the way, allowing them to reach a certain form of greatness?


What kind of obsession drives you in your quest for images? What does it reveal about yourself and how does your photographic practice help you grow, both artistically and personally? Does it bring clarity to your deepest interrogations or have any kind of therapeutic function, for yourself or for the people involved in your projects? Does the fact of diving into the obsessions of your inner world help you existing or resisting in an anxious context like the one we are facing now?


All approaches to the topic are welcome, we are looking forward to discovering the ideas that are invading your mind!


Application deadline: 13th of May, 2021


Info & submissions:


© image by Nicolas Polli


email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
10/04/2021 - 11:46

Call for Artists: The Spongleheim Gallery Presents “THEM”

The Spongleheim gallery is pleased to announce the call for artists for our next exhibition is now open.  We are looking for works inspired by the theme “THEM”.  All works will be considered but we are particularly interested in showcasing work in the genres of outsider art, art brut, naïve art, folk art and other forms of self-taught artistry.


All image-based submissions are welcome (e.g. drawing, painting, sculpture, photography) but we cannot accept films or music for this exhibition.



12th April 2021:  Call for submissions open
13th May 2021:  Call for submissions closes
27th May 2021:  Artists notified via e-mail

1st June 2021:    Exhibition opens
21st June 2021: Exhibition closes


The Spongleheim is a not for profit online gallery run by volunteers with the mission to showcase works produced in the genres of outsider art, art brut, folk art, naive art and other forms of self-taught artistry.   Exhibitions take place 4 times a year with 21 exhibits sourced from an open call and selected by an independent panel of artists.


For more information visit

email: spongleheim [at]
09/04/2021 - 18:25
United Kingdom

Pocket art, digital and online art

Pocket art is an experimental platform for digital art, birthed during the lockdown, as an alternative to galleries, it aims to provide easily accessible art.

It is an app that allows visiting different artworks on the phone, taking into account the physical environment you are in, linking the artworks to specific GPS coordinates in Edinburgh.


The platform hosts net art, art in augmented reality, game art, and different form of art born online or to be experienced on the screen, and It promotes web art created for peculiar places of the city, for peculiar moments of the life of their inhabitants.

It is an experiment in curation to experience and spread web based-art and contextualizing artworks online.

The open call welcomes a broad variety of projects, including net art, augmented reality, game art, generative art, participative projects, sound art, etc.


The artwork should be born digital and accessible from a mobile phone and should have a link with a real place, and be site-specific.


Deadline: 5 May 2021


Pocket art is a research project undertaken within Edinburgh Napier University, not fully completed, and still under development. The artworks and projects submitted, therefore, will not be rewarded but would take part at the first launch of Pocket art and the app.


For any questions or more information don't be afraid to contact at pocket [punt] art [punt] edi [op] gmail [punt] com

email: [at]