Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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14/05/2019 - 20:28
United States

Wine & Say Cheese


Wine and Say Cheese Exterior Sign Competition is back!

Have your work displayed to all of Downtown Tampa


TAMPA, Fla. — Calling all photographers! The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is now accepting submission to its second annual Wine and Say Cheese Exterior Sign competition! Winning images will be displayed on FMoPA’s large exterior LED sign, so that all of Downtown Tampa can view the exhibition.


To participate in the competition, please visit and complete the necessary steps. There is a $20 fee for the first submission, and $10 for any additional ones. There is no theme, and you are invited to submit as many photos as you would like!  All the art work submitted will be carefully reviewed by the museum staff, in order to expose the most appropriate for the exhibition. The museum incites all aspiring participants to submit their work early since spots are limited. Submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2019.


We also invite all participants to join us at our Wine and Say Cheese event on June 11, 2019 at Bula Gastrobar. There will be a special People’s Choice vote at 8:30 PM, with final winners being announced at 9:00 PM. This event will feature a variety of wines, food, and entertainment, so be sure to stop by!


“I am so excited to bring back this innovative Call for Entries,” says FMoPA Executive Director, Zora Carried, PhD, “this year’s competition will be full of even more extraordinary entries!”


FMoPA is proud to introduce new photographic art with the collaboration of all the participants on this exhibition, and it is a pleasure for the museum to introduce new art to the Tampa community.



email: exhibitions [at]
14/05/2019 - 07:31

Instagram artist call

Nabita ART is calling for artists so we can post your art and story.


We are a small art agency company always looking for awesome artworks and artists.

Since we are a start up comapny, we do not charge anything. 

We simply would like to put good art works on our instagram page :)


Send your artist's statement/bio/conctact info/art to

nabitaart [op] nabita [punt] com


email: nabitaart [at]
13/05/2019 - 18:03

About Future

ABOUT FUTURE Call for Exhibition


Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. 2019



FREE ENTRY Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme


"Future" as a concept connected to the world of ideas, the ones which envisage the events, that invent new realities - fantastic or science fiction, or those that if adaptable to the real world, through the means and will to implement them, end up shaping the environment in which the living being is immersed.

It is particularly in this sense that artistic practices (or activities that give rise to sensory experiences through aesthetic products) have always played a fundamental role in the development and progress of civilization.

In the next exhibition entitled "About Future", we will collect works that are able to offer new visions on the future, through expressive methods that engage both the traditional use of the photographic media and that of digital manipulation, graphic and visual design.



Submissions at

Deadline 7th September 2019

email: info [at]
13/05/2019 - 17:40

Call for visual art!

The contemporary art review is searching for performers, painters, visual artists, dancers, sculptors, film-makers to submit their artworks for the first edition of the magazine. Share, if you wanna join us on the journey!

email: notrandomart [at]
13/05/2019 - 15:03

Site-Specific Collaborative Practice in Northern Finland - Residency

Warjakka Artist Residency 15th - 26th July 2019 – Site-specific Collaborative Practice

TaikaBox, in partnership with Ervastinkylä Village Association and funded by Oulu City, is offering a two-week long residency for three artists from different art forms - one artist from the Ostrobothnian region, one from elsewhere in Finland and one from overseas. This residency will be for collaborative experimentation and is not suitable for artists wanting time to develop an already-existing project.

The residency takes place in the beautiful harbour of Varjakka in Northern Finland. Varjakka is a small village in Oulunsalo in the bay of Kempele. It is located 18km south of Oulu. You can travel to the area easily by air –  Oulu Airport is only 7km from Varjakka, or by train to Oulu railway station. Arrangements can be made for pick up from/to the airport or railway station.
Just off the coast of Varjakka port there are a pair of islands – Varjakka and Pyydyskari. Around the turn of the 20th century, the sawmill on Varjakka island was one of the most important in the Nordic countries, employing over 700 people from the area. A major equipment failure in 1929 led to the island being abandoned. The foundations of buildings in Varjakka forest overgrown by trees and the abandoned decorative red and white buildings on the island tell fascinating stories of the past life in the area and offer a unique and magnificent location for artistic work.
The mystery and attraction of Varjakka island is increased by its limited access. You can reach the island during the Summer either by cable ferry or by boat. During the Winter, the only way to get to the island is by walking or skiing over the ice.
Varjakka Harbour sits at the edge of a nature reserve with beautiful forest walks and a large wetland area for a wide range of migrating birds. A short walk across the swimming beach brings you to Varjakka Manor, another building of historical importance. The eventful history of the area includes stories of ship building, tourism and war-time prison camps.
The Warjakka Artist Residency provides the selected artists space to develop collaborative practices with other artists from different artistic backgrounds. The artists will have the big old office building ’Konttori’ as their studio in the Varjakka island and the local village association’s small fisherman’s hut in the mainland from 15th until 26th July 2019. There is a man-powered ferry between the mainland and Varjakka island three times a day between 12pm and 5.30pm throughout July. Konttori is a large two story building which used to be the headquarters of the saw mill factory in early 20th century. The island has a ghostly feeling with beautiful wooden buildings standing solemnly empty. The aim of the residency is to breathe life back to this place. Konttori is open for visitors and artists to work from Monday to Friday at 12.30pm-5pm throughout July. There is no electricity on the island and no running water. There is a clean wooden lavatory next to Konttori. Staying overnight in the island is not permitted. The fisherman’s hut, on the other hand, is small (13.5m2) and basic, but has space to work and sleep. There is an outside toilet, but no plumbing inside the hut; water will be brought onto the site. The hut has electricity outlets, a table, coffee pot and a microwave. Bedding will be provided. Extra facilities, alternate accommodation and cooking facilities can be provided in a home 1km from the harbour. During the Summer months there is a small cafe in the port. Warjakka bar&grill located about 2km from the port provides warm food, beer and supplies. There is also a supermarket about 5km from the harbour. Bicycles are available to borrow for the duration of the residency.
The Warjakka Artist Residency in July 2019 is the third of its kind in the area. The aim of the residency is to support creative experimentation and to bring new artistic experiences to the local community. In this year’s residency TaikaBox hopes to attract artists who have a track record of collaborative practice with other art forms. The Warjakka Artist Residency is also site-specific: We are expecting the artists to show an interest in the area, its history and environment and use these as starting points for their collaborative investigations and to include the local community in some way.
The selected artists are provided with:

- a small fee (around 600€ - 800€, depending on final available funds)

- some material expenses

- a contribution towards travel expenses (up to 350€ for international participants)

- per diems

- accommodation

- practical and artistic support throughout the residency


The chosen artists are expected to lead at least one workshop or engage in other community-based work during the residency. The artists can choose to do this individually or as a group. The artists are also expected to participate in an evening picnic meal event arranged by the local village association at the end of the residency and introduce or show their work to a larger community.

Artists from any artistic background are welcome to apply. Send your CV and a letter of application (no more than one side of A4) which contains the following:

- a brief introduction to inter-disciplinary projects in which you have previously participated

- an explanation of your collaborative working methods

- how you take site-specificity and developing collaboration into account in your creative practice

- how you intend to integrate the local community in your artistic practice during the residency


Applications should be sent to TaikaBox via email to: mail [op] taikabox [punt] com by 31st May 2019.
All applicants will be informed of the decision by the mid-June.

email: john [at]
13/05/2019 - 13:31

Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2019 Open Call.

Category: Performative Arts (Performance, Theatre, Dance, Visual, Installation)
Reach: Cyprus-based and International
Application Deadline: June 10th, 2019


Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival is a creative meeting between local and international artists, students and scholars, an institution deeply rooted in the Buffer Zone of Nicosia. Thus far, the Buffer Zone of Ledra Palace, has been largely undefined artistically, in spite being the grounds for events since 2011. 

The Concept of the BFPAF 2019 is based on this gap, which has shaped the following questions:

What does the/a Buffer Zone mean to you (artistically and personally)?

How do you understand it as an in-between place, between realities?

How do you understand it as a process, an ever-changing process that spans through time, memory, and aesthetics?


Information about how to apply can be found on our website:


email: communications [at]
13/05/2019 - 00:31

TIFF Open - open section at TIFF Festival // Worlds in Wroclaw, Poland

The call for applications to the TIFF Open has already started. Once again it takes place as part of the TIFF Festival in Wrocław. The deadline for submissions is 3/06/2019 at 23:59.


TIFF Open is an open competition of the TIFF Festival dedicated to photographers and creators using the medium of photography. As always, we are looking for an unconventional, original look, fresh and unique ideas for photographic projects. Although the competition itself has no imposed theme, projects and cycles that refer to this year’s Festival slogan: “worlds” are welcome.


From among the submitted applications in cooperation with the curators, who are also the jurors of the competition, we will select 3 winners to whom we will provide professional substantive and promotional support during the implementation of the original projects. The awarded projects will be presented in gallery BWA Wrocław Główny during this year’s edition of the TIFF Festival 2019 // Worlds, which takes place at 04-08.09.2019. Exhibitions will be open till 30th of September 2019. In addition, the jury will select up to 12 projects, which will be shown in the form of a slideshow during the Festival.


We invite students and graduates of art schools, amateurs, freelancers, as well as those who already have achievements on the Polish and world photography scene to participate in the TIFF Open.


The jury consists of: Maciej Bączyk (audiovisual artist), Anna Mituś (curator and head of BWA Wrocław Główny Gallery), Krzysztof Pacholak (documentary photographer, curator, culture animator) and Maciej Bujko (Program Director of the TIFF Festival).


Applications are accepted until June 3rd by 23:59 via the entry form on this page:

No fee.


If you have questions or problems regarding applications, please contact organizer at: open [op] tiff [punt] wroc [punt] pl.


Organizer: TIFF Collective / TIFF Festival

Main Partner: Holy Art

Partners: BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art, Culture Zone Wroclaw, AIR Wro


email: open [at]
11/05/2019 - 10:05

Call for artists looking for gallery representation!

Exclusive Art's Gallery has an open call for artist's! We are an online international art gallery looking for artist's that are interested in becoming an in house artist. For more information or to submit a portfolio please go to our website. We have 20+ mediums we work with. We represent our in house artist's as well.

email: exclusiveartsgallery [at]
10/05/2019 - 18:40

INTERIOR - Open Call for photographers - Collective exhibition in Berlin

Take part in PEP's first exhibition in Berlin!
Exhibition theme: INTERIOR


What does the interior of a space reveal about its inhabitants? Houses, offices, corridors, waiting rooms... inside spaces are never really neutral. They are built and used by humans with a certain intention or ideology, they are places where people meet, events take place, stories are created. Interior photography, even in the absence of any character, reveals more than what is represented, inviting to wonder what happened or will happen inside, but also outside of the frame. The depicted spaces become like still lives that serve as a tableau of the individual's inner life.


Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 images embracing the theme.


more info:
instagram @photographicexplorationproject

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
10/05/2019 - 11:48
Viet Nam

Saigon Film Festival

newly established film festival located in saigon, vietnam

screenings held at artist space 289E located in district 1.

we are focused on abstract, experimental, non-narrative, and documentary video work.



289E and saigon experimental © are working together to expand the interest in experimental video art in saigon, supporting local and international artist.

email: saigonexperimental [at]