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

09/04/2021 - 13:04

Translocal Pottery: Open call for potters/ceramicists

Are you a potter, sculptor, craftsperson, designer, or maker with a studio-based practice in the field of ceramics? This is a paid opportunity for studio practitioners who are willing to engage in remote collaboration.

email: luis.vega [at]
08/04/2021 - 17:22

Open Call for Anonymous Stories

Submit your anonymous stories and experiences of when you felt the need to hide either your emotional/physical pain in order to avoid pity or shame for being too sensitive.


Regardless of gender, society views showing emotions as a sign of weakness. Women are especially scrutinized for being emotional. And with menstruation stressing our bodies and elevating our emotions even further, it’s no surprise that women choose to hide our experiences of pain, for fear of being judged too emotional and sensitive.


Women’s stories surrounding pain will be chosen to be part of a conceptual art book project, mirrored with images of delicate handkerchiefs and embroidery.


Let us contradict the stereotype of women as pure and fragile by demonstrating the perseverance, dedication, and strength of women. 


Link to submit:

Deadline: June 30 



Mallory Donen - Artist

Email: mmdonen [op] gmail [punt] com



Mallory Donen is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Vancouver, exploring the intersection of digital art and embroidery, through processes rooted in traditional craft passed down from generations of women in her family. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of the Fraser Valley, and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Manitoba. Her practice explores repetitive mechanical processes, and our relationship with technology, by making art as if she were a machine.


Mallory Donen acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for this project.

email: mmdonen [at]
07/04/2021 - 17:41
United States

ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE! An Art Contest for Artists Who ARE 50+

Creative Aging Network-NC and the UNCG Gerontology Club are seeking artists to participate in our online art competition for a good cause! We are looking for designs to put on t-shirts as a fundraiser to promote access to arts and aging. We will also incorporate the designs into a future mural project. So, round up some brushes and pick your favorite paints!


Because the art will be featured on t-shirts, we are looking for rectangular or square dimension art that can be printed on a standard cotton shirt. Art submissions will be accepted April 15-30 and we will be conducting a community vote from May 1 – 10, 2021. We will select six designs to put on shirts and later incorporate into a mural on CAN-NC’s campus. New or existing art is welcome!


Art Contest Details

Entry Deadline: April 15th
Who: anyone age 50 or older
What: a 2-D work of art such as a painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art, prints, photography.

Now through April 15th: Complete your   at this link:
April 15 - April 30: Upload a photo of your finished artwork with its title to the online photo system for voting. Instructions will be provided once your entry form is received. You have the whole week so if you need assistance, just contact Lia at lia [op] can-nc [punt] org or 336-253-0856.
May 1 - 10: Share the contest information with your friends and family and vote for your artwork!


Where: a link and simple instructions for uploading a photo and title of your completed artwork to the online photo system will be provided once your entry form is received. It’s simple but if you get stuck, we can help!
Prize: Your artwork featured on a T-shirt promoting Creative Aging across our state and included in a mural on our campus in Greensboro.

email: kelly [at]
07/04/2021 - 12:47
United Kingdom

Online Art Café; Gaining Momentum and Breaks in a New Art World

Online Art Café; Gaining Momentum and Breaks in a New Art World

FREE to all UK and International Artists, we would like to invite you to our April get together with global award-winning sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor, who will discuss how artists can gain momentum in their art careers. Jason will share tips and inspiring ideas about how you can break through barriers and be empowered to reach new audiences. Whether you are at the start of your art journey or a seasoned professional, join us to hear Jason’s incredible art journey.

Connect with other artists and be supported in growing your arts business. Find out more about The VAA:

Thursday 29th April @ 14:00 GMT via Zoom

Registration closes April 29th at 13:00
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
06/04/2021 - 14:11

On Media. Signals and Connections


Call for Exhibition │Free entry

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. November 2021


Interactions with the environment are increasingly determined by technologies that allow humans to extend their senses, to perceive the world in its different layers of reality. They are the media, means of communication useful for transmitting information about the world in a different and more immediate way. These technologies favor exchange, approach and encounter with one another, and this is an organic approach that responds to a biological need in which our primordial instinct of union is made manifest, the connection between man and the whole - many philosophies try to give an answer to this topic.

Since the invention of the wheel to that of the radio, from that of the smartphone to that of the luminous neon, means that determine our relationships and at the same time testify to our being in the world, who we are and who we were.

This call would also like to be an invitation to detach from and to acquire an analytical vision of the relationship with the media, an observation that takes note of their presence and intrinsic function regardless of the use we make of them.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th August 2021

email: info [at]
05/04/2021 - 14:50

$550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply: Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Recent Innovate Grant Recipients:

Andrew Gray
Baltimore, MD Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Sydney M. King
Brooklyn, NY Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Yannick Lowery
Philadelphia, PA Fall Grant Recipient – Art

Giulia Parlato
London, UK + Palermo, Italy Fall Grant Recipient – Photography

Explore the work of all past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at
Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: June 10, 2021
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

Apply Online Today

email: email [at]
04/04/2021 - 19:54
United States

ASG's Eighth Annual International Video Open Call

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at Aggregate Space Gallery (ASG). ASG is pleased to announce our Eighth International Video Open Call for time-based media! Yearly we receive dozens of submissions. The theme of the show will grow out of the quality of the submissions we receive and we will start evaluating the submissions immediately. 


Videos of all types and genres will be considered. Submissions are DUE APRIL 11TH / 11:59 PM PST. You will receive an email from our team regarding your submission by mid-April. The exhibition is occurring from May 7th - June 19th, 2021 and will be free and open to the public.


There is a required submission fee of $15



email: exhibit [at]
02/04/2021 - 16:17

BerlinExplorer / Open Call / TRANSFORMATION

Berlin Explorer is pleased to announce their first open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the theme of 2021: TRANSFORMATION

We challenge photographers and artists of all ages to share with us the connections you see with our theme, in imaginative, creative expressive interpretation. Artists will need to write as part of their submission an explanation of how their work fits with the theme.

To transform means to change, but also to integrate, to meet, to unite; breaking with the past, revolutionizing, starting again. In the 18th century the chemist Antoine Lavoisier taught us that nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed. His research was about the matter, but we believe that this applies also to identity: we aren’t, we become, and we become nothing without stimuli from the outside. Sometimes we are forced to change by circumstances, as the pandemic has widely demonstrated. Other times, we can transformate reclaiming our own existence, not becoming what we are, but what we want, expressing how we feel without hierarchies, labels and constraints, exploring our creativity getting rid of any border. 


This is the theme we are interested in hosting for this first editorial production. We thought we would also provide you with a list of words, “concepts,” to help you understand the theme more fully. We are intrepid to receive your photographic material. This open call is open not only to photographers, but also to all types of researchers and artists or creative minds. The only one is the photographic medium, the one we use to give materiality to our concepts.

Our aim is to select artists and their works for the publication of our editorial project, which will be released in print and digital format.

email: berlinexplorerproject [at]
01/04/2021 - 15:34

ArtConnect | Artists to Watch - April Edition

ArtConnect | Artists to Watch Award 


We’re on the lookout for exceptional new artistic talents from across the globe to highlight on ArtConnect. Take part in the April edition of our call for Artists to Watch for the chance to win exciting prizes that are sure to get you noticed.


Full details and to apply ->



  • Winners take center stage on ArtConect with features on our platform, social media, newsletter, and more!

+ FrontPage Promotion - your art will be the first thing people see when they visit ArtConnect for a whole week. Nearly 100,000 visitors a month means a lot of new people just waiting to discover your art.


+ Solo Magazine Feature - stand out with a solo feature in ArtConnect Magazine, a dedicated page that prominently displays your work along with a short interview to let the world know who you are.


+ Curatorial Review - if selected, one of our exciting international guest curators will provide a short review of your work and share their take on what made you stand out from the crowd.


+ Social Media Promotion - we share one project by each of the winning artists in our Instagram &Facebook feeds, that's a combined following of over 50,000 international art lovers


+ Dedicated Newsletter - winners are announced in a dedicated newsletter that gets sent directly to the inbox of more than 25,000 art professionals and enthusiastic art lovers worldwide.


+ Featured Submissions - apply early for a chance to get featured in a weekly selection on the front page of our website and our Instagram stories.




Check out our magazine -> for all the info you need to apply.

You’re in good company: you can also have a look at some of our past winners and get to know their amazing work


email: hello [at]
01/04/2021 - 08:52

Call 2021 | IONNYK – photographic art, digital, black & white (INT) | Theme: Nature – Music

In partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, IONNYK is launching a new call for participation aimed at contemporary visual artists around photographic art, digital black & white.




  • € 500
  • The opportunity, without limit of winners, to join the IONNYK artists catalog allowing artists to generate income.


Deadlines : 15.05.2021


IONNYK is the world’s first connected and wireless digital art frame developed on electronic paper technology (patented). It is a new medium of art, culture and design, at the service of artists and their works. IONNYK is associated with a whole new ecosystem bringing together a community of artists to offer their works through a subscription or in limited edition Black & White digital format to our Art and Design enthusiast clients.


IONNYK responds to a hitherto unmet market need, namely an innovative connected and digital art framework emphasizing Art and Design and not technology as such.


This call is for contemporary photographic and digital artists. As the IONNYK catalog is varied, participants have the opportunity to offer any form of Black & White Art, static or Smart Art, on Nature or Music themes, a new way for artists to express themselves.


Fields of expression


  • Photographic art (digital, black and white)
  • Any digital Black & White art form (static or “Smart Art” types – see below)
  • 2 themes: Landscapes | Music


Eligible applicants



  • Any contemporary artist without restriction
  • High resolution images 2560x1440px or 2560x1920px minimum (without high resolution it is impossible to test your images on IONNYK frames)

email: info [at]