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.

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Call for artists

01/09/2019 - 22:55
United States

Leonardo, When Arts Reach the Sky

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two art exhibitions celebrating the genius of the Renaissance.


The exhibition pieces may include works that reinterpret or reimagine Leonardo’s originals. The exhibition pieces will ultimately reflect Leonardo's legacy of creating art that rests on a foundation of inquiry and knowledge. Entries should visualize or materially reflect on laws of nature and/or the order of the universe, both natural and human-made (including but not limited to current events, historical events, political concepts, and human emotions).


The two exhibitions will take place in October, 2019. One will take place at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and other will take place at the National Italian American Gallery (NIAG) at the ICCM. The exhibitions will continue until March 2020.

Entries represent an excellent opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists/photographers to broaden their career path while having their work marketed on display and available for sale. Selected works will be sent to an exhibition in Italy to be held in 2020.


July 3rd, 2019 - September 20th, 2019

Online applications are due by, 11:59 pm at

More questions?

Curator for the exhibitions is Gioia Milano, Director of Education, Exhibitions and Programs at the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland. You can contact her at leonardo500 [op] italymd [punt] org

email: leonardo500 [at]
01/09/2019 - 14:33


We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life for around the world for our November, December and January exhibitions. Each exhibition will consist of a 4 week running program with Opening night and pop up events throughout the month at out gallery in the heart of Athens. Your works will also be featured in our online shop and will do a feature / interview with you.


Info about the gallery:


Our gallery is situated in the Exarchea / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchea has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.


The Gallery is spread over 2 floors to exhibit in and an upstairs self contained studio for our residents.. 


It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has a full 2 story glass double frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.


How the exhibits work:


At Silk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. You work will be curated alongside another 2/3 photographers from around the world to exhibit at our space. We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings and local and international coverage of each event event.


All works will be available for sale in the gallery and on the online store.


The exhibition program includes:


4 week exhibition at Silk Gallery
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Curation & Installation of works
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor


Payment & Pricing:


The price per 3m wall space is €250 for 4 weeks exhibition as well as having work featured in the online shop.


We take 0% commission on works sold.


Works can either be delivered to Ippokratous 132, Athina 114 72, Greece, or we can organize printing inhouse.


Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions. info [op] siilkgallery [punt] com

email: info [at]
01/09/2019 - 04:52
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Wotisart #32 (November 2019)

Wotisart is a portfolio magazine. Our goal is to allow unknown artists an avenue to show their work and gain some recognition in the industry and also to answer the question... What is art? We are now taking entries for the November issue of Wotisart?

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work (the bigger the better). Also send us any information you think is relevant. 

Deadline: 28th October 2019

Entries can be emailed to us at november [op] wotisart [punt] co [punt] uk?subject=Submission" rel="nofollow">november [op] wotisart [punt] co [punt] uk


Instagram: @wotisart
Twitter: @wotisart

email: november [at]
31/08/2019 - 21:14
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 40 (November 2019)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the November edition of Average Art Magazine.

Brief: Send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.

DEADLINE: 22nd October 2019

Entries can be emailed to us at november [op] averageart [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts


email: november [at]
30/08/2019 - 13:33

Montenegro Art Open Call

We are looking to feature artists on our website who live or work in Montenegro. If you are Montenegrin but are living abroad, please feel free to apply. If you are from a neighboring country, you are welcome to apply, but please be aware that will feature local artists first.


Application is available at

email: meart [at]
30/08/2019 - 06:46
South Korea

Call for Artists: Over the Structures

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Over the Structures.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with structures, frames, and/or topics of structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.

*Deadline: September 20, 2019

*The categories include:
-Painting, Drawing, and Print
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photograph & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art

-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.

-Video & Interactive Art
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.

-Painting, Sculpture, & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.

*Exhibition Dates: March 4 – 22, 2020

***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video and/or up to 5 JPG images (100-500KB recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Over the Structures – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show processing & maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message.

email: cicamuseum [at]
29/08/2019 - 19:09
United States

Public Art CA Open Call for Artists


The State of California will implement a permanent Public Art Program in Sacramento in conjunction with two new build projects, the New Natural Resource Headquarters, and the Health and Human Services Building. The Public Art Program aims to inspire world-class public artworks, engaging diverse voices in shaping our civic spaces. It is an opportunity for artists to create within the rich contexts of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), California Health and Human Services (CHHS). 


Four unique public art commission opportunities are open to artists through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). A short-list of artists will be selected from the RFQ respondents and will be invited to participate in a funded proposal round, Request for Proposals (RFP). The final commissions will be selected and awarded from the proposing artists. 


We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and applying to the commission that best suits their interests and practice. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists should submit Statements of Qualification (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple commissions. We invite artists to engage critically with the mission of the California Natural Resource Agency and California Health and Human Services, as well as the vision outlined in the Public Art Plan.


For application requirements and program information visit

email: Info [at]
29/08/2019 - 18:10

Artful women for skin

Mia Cosmetics in collaboration with ShowDesk activates the first Open Call for artist dedicated to the promotion of female artistic talent on the occasion of a new product line presentation. The project aims to reflect on the dynamics linked to industrial production trying to rethink production processes as useful opportunities to promote art. The goal is to experiment with a new approach to design which can generate opportunities and good social practices aimed at implementing ethical development models.

The winner, selected at jury discretion, can choose from the following prizes:

- Cash prize of € 1000 net of tax charges;
- 1000 euro shopping voucher to purchase Mia Cosmetics products;
- A 6-day artistic-educational residence in the heart of Naples with bed&breakfast formula and free access to the main places of historical and cultural interest in the city.

The winning work will be put in production on the occasion of the presentation of the new product line and spread throughout national and international territory in the months following the call deadline.
Part of the proceeds linked to the sales artist's packaging will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation for research and prevention of skin cancer.

Deadline: 10 September 2019

info and rules on

email: deborahcorno [at]
29/08/2019 - 03:43
United States

Falling Out of the Box

Falling Out of the Box is an annual jewelry and metal art design challenge and exhibit hosted by the Jansen Art Center Jewelry Studio. This is the 5th year for the challenge, which is designed to encourage artists to create something new, challenge themselves to use different materials and have fun sharing their work with a community of artists.


This year’s theme is Lost but not Forgotten. Everyone knows the sad tale of losing an earring from your favorite pair. Now what? Let the shapes, colors and designs of those missing earrings be your inspiration. Each box will contain an image of 3 earrings that are missing their pair and the artist will choose one to inspire a wearable jewelry piece that represents it. Artists can add additional materials to what is given in the box if they would like. The complete set of rules are listed below on the registration form which will open August 12 – September 5!


Purchase a material box and be apart of the fun! On September 3rd, the boxes will start being sent out and you can begin to create your piece. This is an opportunity to create competeively and exhibit your work here at the J! REGISTER NOW.

email: ashton [at]
29/08/2019 - 00:05

Award-Winning Into the Void Seeks Your Art for Issue 14

Award-winning Toronto-based literary magazine and publisher Into the Void seeks visual art for the cover and inside pages of Issue 14. No theme or submission fees. Send up to 12 images to art [op] intothevoidmagazine [punt] com. Low res. images are okay, but if accepted for publication high res. images will be required along with a short artist statement, artist bio, social media links, and optional artist photo. Payment is a token $5 per printed page of the magazine (or $15 for the cover) and a contributor copy of the magazine, with a contributor's discount available on extra copies. Deadline: September 21. Details:

email: philip.elliott [at]