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

09/10/2018 - 13:48

Open Call 2019 - Matjoe Raum für Kunst

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 exhibition programme at Matjö - Raum für Kunst. The announcement is primarily aimed at visual artists and media artists, interdisciplinary projects are also welcome. The exhibitions usually run for 3 - 4 weeks, shorter projects incorporated in the exhibition such as performances can be suggested.

Artist fees and subsidies for the exhibition costs can be paid.

Please send us your project proposal + work examples + CV with contact details until 31 October 2018 using the following form. Our Application Tool is in German, but very easy to understand!


We will contact all applicants by the end of the year at the latest.

We are looking forward to your suggestions!
Your Team Matjö


MATJÖ - Raum für Kunst is the project and exhibition space of the non-profit cultural work of the BBK Köln e.V. (BBK Cologne).


email: info [at]
08/10/2018 - 09:35


OPEN CALL for the yearly underground light exhibition 'WISH' at Museum Romeinse Katakomben, the Netherlands. You will find all info, terms & conditions on our website:

email: applications [at]
08/10/2018 - 04:27
United States

Meteria Medica: call for video

Meteria Medica

Submission Guidelines:

Maximum 3 works per Artist
Deadline: October 20th, 12:00 am
Inner Space: a chamber gallery Screening Room
November 3-25, 2018
Opening: 11/03 4-7pm
Closing: 11/25 2-5pm

More details on website:

Meteria Medica is a video group exhibition which explores humanities physical and psychological relationship to sickness and healing. Works dealing with health; sickness; medical and pharmaceutical industries; homeopathy; shamanism; physiology; biology; anatomy.

Video, film, and new media work will be accepted: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, etc.

When submitting please include:

Link to viewable, downloadable file

PDF including titles of works; runtime; year created; a brief description of work

Artist statement



Email submissions to innerspace175 [op] gmail [punt] com


email: innerspace175 [at]
07/10/2018 - 12:05

Norn Virtual Art Gallery Open Call

Norn is a platform aiming the organization of art exhibitions with the principle of giving voice to those who have been historically silenced or omitted, specifically works produced by women, artists of color, non-Euro-Americans and/or queer artists.


Norn Platform invites artists worldwide, specifically of women artists, artists of color, non-Euro-Americans and/or queer artists' work for the exhibition titled Disjointed at Norn Galleries.




History is written by mighty.


History is a set of narrative synthesized into a single supposedly collective story. Yet history is anything but agreeable. It is not a collection of facts. It is a collection of historian's analysis, a collection of memories reduced into conclusions, which always depend on the memories chosen.

How is this history disjointed?

What kinds of narratives are there?

Where are you in this narrative?

Currently in our virtual gallery we can only show 2D artwork. To apply for the open call, please share your materials before October 15 CV, Artists Bio, Work submission and website/portfolio (max 25 GB) to opencall [op] norngallery [punt] com


Preparing artwork images

1. Images need to be sharply focused, evenly-lit, hi-resolution photographs, saved in un-compressed .jpg format.
2. Make sure your camera is at 90 degrees to the artwork.
3. Position the lights on either side of the artwork at 45 degree angles.
4. Use Photoshop, or another utility, to crop the background out.
5. To produce the best quality for detailed inspection, your images should be at least 2500 pixels in their shortest dimension.
6. Make sure to save images at maximum quality.
7. To make the art gallery sustainable in the longer term, we will be asking your permission to sell a digital copy of your artwork with %40- commission rate and permission to promote your work on our social media accounts.

email: norngallery [at]
06/10/2018 - 23:25

Art for Advent - Murze Magazine

Art for Advent is an opportunity for artists to experiment across practice and disciplines, artists involved will be challenged with creating an artwork a day during the 24 day advent period. Artists can work in any medium and are encouraged to adapt their everyday practice to fit the limitations of creating a piece of work consistently for 24 days.

All artists involved will be featured on our website in an online publication, showing the process and progression of the artist work over the 24 day period.  

Applications must be submitted by the 30th November 2018

Fee of £15 to be payed in application 

Artwork to be submitted daily from the 1st December to the 24th December

500 word artist statement submitted via email no later than 28th December 2018


Artworks must be submitted in jpeg format daily via email. Each artist will be required to submit a 500 word statement on the process and production of their work, this will accompany their images in the online publication.


Enter - 


email: murzemag [at]
05/10/2018 - 19:23

SQUEEZE IT Trieste Contemporanea Contest 2018, third edition

The competition deadline is 12th November 2018. The entry is free.

Students and young professionals born in the European Union and Central European Initiative member countries, in Kosovo and in Turkey, are asked to create an original theatrical action, organically connected to the issues of contemporary visual arts, taking into account the opportunities offered by information technologies and new media. The applying theatrical action must be able fit in an ideal 4mx4mx4m size box and last no longer than 16 minutes. The 2018 winner of the 2018 Franco Jesurun Award, decided on the stage of the final evening of the 15th of December, 2018, will work with guest director Mirosław Bałka at a production of a video work from the action presented.


Read more and check the competition notice at

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INFO info [op] triestecontemporanea [punt] it

email: info [at]
04/10/2018 - 19:53
United States

Winter Park Paint Out

The Polasek Museum hosts the Winter Park Paint Out (April 21-27, 2019), a week-long plein air festival, every April and we would like to invite your members and affiliated artists in your group to apply. The application is free and we welcome new and out-of-state participation, as we have a wonderful housing program to offer. We would love for as many of your members to apply and paint with us at our beautiful sculpture gardens at the Polasek Museum, throughout the City of Winter Park, and Orlando areas. 


The application can be found on our Paint Out website along with information about our event:


Please let us know if you have any questions, our artists liaison and curator Rachel Frisby will be happy to answer your questions.  

email: intern [at]
04/10/2018 - 19:14
United States

97th Anniversary Exhibition

This November Pacific Art League celebrates its birthday with the 97th Anniversary Exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your work displayed at this milestone celebration in our historic downtown Palo Alto location. The 97th Anniversary Exhibition is open to all artists and proceeds from this year’s exhibition supports PAL’s mission to bring kids’ art education to the underserved local community. 

This year’s Anniversary Exhibition is now free to enter and will be juried by Elise DeMarzo, Public Art Program Director for the city of Palo Alto. For every work accepted and displayed in the show we ask for $100 tax-deductible donation for each piece. 

PAL is also accepting artwork from young artists (under 18) for special display in the print room.

email: gallerymanager [at]
04/10/2018 - 17:30
United States

Call for Curatorial Projects

Independent curators or representatives of artist guilds or groups may submit unsolicited curatorial project proposals for exhibitions in the Gibbs Street, Kaplan and/or Common Ground Galleries. The proposal must be a clear, well-written description of the curatorial project including the artists that will be presented in the show. Curators cannot include their own work in the exhibition.

Up to five images are required and may include proposed installation drawings.

email: visartsvolunteer [at]
04/10/2018 - 10:32




We would like to invite all interested parties to enter a competition for an artistic arrangement of a lobby interior of a contemporary art gallery in Wrocław, Poland – Krupa Gallery.



To select an artistic conception for the design of a contemporary art gallery lobby in Wrocław.



To prepare an artistic conception for a gallery lobby arrangement in accordance with the requirements specified below.



The submissions must be sent to konkurs [op] krupagallery [punt] net by 18 November, 2018.



Krupa Gallery



Krupa Gallery in Wrocław is a venue for actively experiencing a new vision of Polish contemporary art. Located in the middle of Europe, in a place that combines the best and experimental traditions of the East and West, the gallery is the result of a dream about a space of art that would connect people, enchant them and contribute to their development. The most desirable effect in thinking about the lobby is reflected in a quotation from Władysław Strzemiński's Theory of Vision: "Thanks to rhythmization, the biological rhythms that enter the image of the world, we feel the presence of life; the pulsating, breathing and active man who looks at the world." Strzemiński and Katarzyna Kobro's avant-garde ideas provide inspiration for the entire project. This is why we are looking for an artist-visionary who by using various means and techniques of expression will help us to create a unique and surprising place for art. The lobby is supposed to engage the visitor in a game with transformation, experience and reflection. By providing a linkage between the three levels of the gallery in the tenement no. 27/28 at Wrocław's Market Square, we hope that the lobby will become a dynamic showpiece on the local map of art.



The conception for the lobby should consist of:

a general description of the arrangement conception (max. 5,000 characters without spaces), including the materials
an estimated budget of the arrangement conception, including a list of materials indispensable for the project
signed and scanned Competition Participant's Declaration (Appendix 1)
3D visualisation or drawings of the proposed conception (at the artist's discretion)
the artist's bio and portfolio.


The conception will be evaluated by a Jury on the basis of the following criteria:

cohesion and logic of the proposed concept
using multimedia and mechanical (kinetic) forms in the proposal
visual attractiveness and artistic, aesthetic and spatial impression
originality and innovativeness of the proposed solutions
adapting the conception to the existing spatial arrangement


An award for the best Competition Entry in the amount of PLN 8,000 (appx. 1800 EUR) will be provided by the Organiser.


Terms and conditions and reference materials (plan and photographs of the space, logo of Krupa Gallery) are available here:



Katarzyna Młyńczak-Sachs

+48 691 848 309

konkurs [op] krupagallery [punt] net


Krupa Gallery Sp. z o.o.

Al. Wiśniowa 85c/10

53-126 Wrocław



email: konkurs [at]