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

21/10/2019 - 14:07




Opening, December 12th, 2019 – in Rome and broadcasted worldwide!

Mattatoio, Rome, Italy


“Connexion Festival” is a cultural, educational, and collaborative project curated by the students of the Master in Arts and Culture Management of the Rome Business School (RBS). It proposes a unique exhibition and curatorial experience, featuring students based in more than 100 countries worldwide. This blended managerial and curatorial approach is the very core of Connexion Festival, whose objective is to become a yearly education appointment for international students, artists, and viewers to focus on current events characterizing our history: in Rome, as will be the physical exhibition, and simultaneously across the globe, like the net of international students reached virtually. 
This approach echoes the famous chaos theory of the ‘Butterfly Effect’ that celebrates the importance of little happenings in a given part of the world, to then trigger a wider phenomenon reverberating on a global scale.
This year’s theme will be the environment, analyzed from three sub-topics that are natural, spiritual, and virtual (environments). Artists applying to the call should either select a work from their portfolio and verbalize why and how it refers to one of three sub-topics; or propose an ad hoc project for the edition (see the ‘Technical List’ below for more details). Applicants should moreover send their CV and/or artistic portfolio to connexionfestival [op] gmail [punt] com by November 7th. International artists of any media, age, sex can apply. Received applications will be evaluated in consideration of the project’s formal qualities, conceptual elaboration, link to the edition’s theme, and artist’s portfolio. All selected applicants will be informed via mail on November 20th and will have time to confirm their seats by November 24th. After that term, the Curation team may nominate other candidates.
Selected artists will have full assistance throughout the exhibition installation process; a fully-documented curated catalogue (English) with pictures of the exhibition and of the works; social-media (and not only) coverage. 
Travel expenses, costs of material, transportation and accommodation are in charge on the artists.


Contacts: connexionfestival [op] gmail [punt] com
Technical List:

Applicants should send:

  • - Their artistic portfolio and/or CV (PDF or JPEG);
  • - A separate PDF or JPEG file containing the work to be exhibited.
  • - A short (450-850 words) description explaining the link between the work and the chosen sub-topic.

The Staffs of the Connexion Festival will not be liable for any lost or un-received applications. 

email: connexionfestival [at]
21/10/2019 - 09:31

Call for Artists - Get Featured in Artqol Magazine

Get published, show your art and spread the story of your practice.


Artqol supports the careers of artists and curators, helping you tell and spread the story of your art practice to establish stronger positioning in the art world.


Artqol magazine is a curated collection of stories behind artists and their works, promoting Artqol's contemporary artists and curator members, with focuses on conceptual, expressive, social, political and environmental art practices.


The magazine is digitally distributed directly to international art professionals, including curators, artists, galleries and art institutions.


Become an Artqol member, apply today and get published in the next issue.


Application deadline:

November 22, 2019

Full details are available on our website


email: [at]
18/10/2019 - 05:51
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - A5 Portfolio #33 (December 2019)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the December edition of the zine.


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: 5th December 2019


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


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: december [at]
17/10/2019 - 15:24

New Talents - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

For the final exhibition of the year, we invite you to share what is at the very heart of your practice as a photographer. For this special occasion, we decided to change the rules and keep the theme open: we want you to show us what you have the most talent for. We would like to discover what really matters to you and intrinsically moves you in your quest for images. Let it be experimental, documentary, portrait, travel or any other approach to photography - show us your talent by revealing what is at the heart of YOUR work. This call is open for single images as well as series - all themes, techniques and styles are welcome. Inspire us by sharing what you are most passionate about!


The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery "Tête" in Berlin in December 2019.


Deadline: November 17, 2019


Info & submissions:


© image by Maria Kokunova

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
16/10/2019 - 08:56
South Korea

Call for Artists: CICA Contemporary Art Solo Show Series

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Contemporary Art Solo Show Series and the publication. Each selected artist will have a solo exhibition for a week in the gallery space (around 44m2). The artists will be also featured in the the e-book, “CICA Art Now 2021,” which will be available via Amazon. The printed version will be available by order.

*The categories include:
– Painting
– Photography
– Sculpture and Installation Art
– Performance
– Video & New Media Art

November 9, 2019: Close submissions
November 13-25, 2019: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
Between May and December 2020: Contemporary Art Solo Show Series
August 1, 2021: Expected publication date of “CICA Art Now 2021”

*How to submit your work: 
For more information, please visit our website: 

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

email: cicamuseum [at]
14/10/2019 - 09:58


We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life for around the world for our December 2019 and January 2020 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 zine - & will do a feature / interview with you.


The 2 exhibitions are focused around decay, city scapes, street photography & urban sprawl.


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.


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.


Deadline: 10/31/2019



Fee Detail: 
€250 hanging fee


How to Apply: 

Please send 8-12 images and a bio to info [op] siilkgallery [punt] com for consideration. Thanks you.

Contact Information:


Siilk Gallery

Ippokratous 132, 114 72, Athens, Greece.

email: info [at]
12/10/2019 - 16:32

Open Call Rotterdam Photo

Rotterdam Photo - the fifth edition - is searching for photographers to showcase their work to a broad audience from 6 till 9 february 2020. During Art Rotterdam Week the Kop van Zuid is a true ‘photography hub’ with the sea container village at the Deliplein as its surprising centre. The selected photographers get the opportunity to showcase their work alongside our curated exhibitions and an elaborate fringe programme. Together, Rotterdam Photo presents a contemporary view on photography in context of the theme TRANSITIONS. Photographers can apply until november 10th. 


During Art Rotterdam Week, Rotterdam Photo offers a variety of presentations at a container village at Deliplein that includes presentations of independent photographers, photo collectives and organizations. At the central square of Katendrecht we connect these photographers to a broad audience, offering an eclectic mix of visual culture manifestations: from photography exhibitions, screen presentations, video works and analog practices. In 2019, more than 5.000 people visited Rotterdam Photo. 


Application and selection

If you want to join our growing community, please submit a selection of your images inspired by the theme TRANSITIONS before 10 November 2019 at Our committee will make a selection of participating photographers and invite them to showcase their work at Rotterdam Photo. If you are selected, a container will be designated to you against a non-profit fee. By doing so we want to give the independent photography community an opportunity to exhibit during the hustle and bustle of the Art Rotterdam Week. As a small independent organization that consists of passionate photography freelancers, we want to create a platform that caters to a wide spectrum of photographers.



Rotterdam Photo's theme of the year 2020 is TRANSITIONS. The world has reached a historical turning point: see the rise of populism, Brexit, the Trump era and all the (humanitarian) crises that emerge from that. The near future is uncertain. These crises, or better: transitions, will form the red line of Rotterdam Photo 2020. Transitions as processes or periods of change from one condition to the next, call out to reflect. In our society we see transitions of all sorts, gender transitions to energy transitions. These transitions aren’t separate phenomenons, but are in fact inextricably linked and interwoven. However, as Professor of Sustainability Jan Rotmans brings: we don’t live in a time of transitions, but in a era-transition. The world seems to be changing more and more into a comprehensive system in which everything depends on everything else. 


Photographers are invited to apply with work relating to this year’s theme. Rotterdam Photo’s goal is to show a diverse selection of visual storytellers from all over the world that deal with multidisciplinary methods to signify the complexity of the present times ánd the medium of photography. 


About Rotterdam Photo

Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo manifestation that takes place during Art Rotterdam Week, where art lovers will have the opportunity to visit numerous art and design events. Located at Deliplein (Katendrecht district), Rotterdam Photo celebrates the wide spectrum of photography as it presents itself in our contemporary image culture. Together with the exhibitions at the Nederlands Fotomuseum and the fine art photography fair Haute Photographie, the 'Kop van Zuid' will transform into the one stop hub for photography fans from the 6th till the 9th of February. 


Rotterdam Photo | Thursday 6 t/m Sunday 9 February 2020 | Admission free


For more information, images and press accreditations, please contact communications Rotterdam Photo:

Vanya Pieters | +31624203895 | communicatie [punt] rotterdamphoto [op] gmail [punt] com


email: communicatie.rotterdamphoto [at]
11/10/2019 - 18:13

Call for Entry: RISK EVERYTHING - A Group Exhibition in Barcelona


RISK EVERYTHING is a 6 Foot (2 m) digital installation that is a part of a larger exhibition, RISK, that will take place in Barcelona in November 2019.



Manifest Destiny Art, in the heart of Barcelona’s Art and Design District, is a stunning post-industrial destination for art and innovation.


We are now accepting submissions of artwork inspired by anything the artist considers within the theme 'Risk Everything'. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entries should fit this theme in some way.


We invite and encourage artists age 18 and up to participate and look forward to seeing the creativity of your work. All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, are encouraged to submit their works for this digital art installation exhibition.


Artists will be announced on the website after the entry deadline.



CALL FOR ART: Risk Everything – A Digital Group Exhibition in Barcelona


MEDIUM: All - Work will be displayed digitally on a 6 Foot (2 meter) Projection as a part of a larger Exhibition called "Risk" during Poblenou Open Day and will feature as an installation during Global Entrepreneurship Week.


DEADLINE: November 5th, 2019

ARTIST NOTIFICATION: November 12th, 2019

OPENING SHOW DATE: November  22nd, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: November 22, 2019


37€ for entry of up to 3 pieces of work.

Once an entry is submitted, fees are non-refundable regardless of acceptance into the exhibition.





Some leave their homes, families, and belongings. 

Some leave rubble of hopes, dreams, and aspirations. 

Some leave their hard-earned savings and borrowed money at the tables. 

Some leave a life of security and comforts for a life of creative uncertainty. 

Some leave their body spent and broken with only trophies to help through the pain. 


Are they heroes or fools? Should they be shamed or celebrated? 

Entry submission process & form available online.

email: info+artcall [at]
10/10/2019 - 11:54

New Talents Contest


The New Talents section of Me&MyLife arises from the idea of helping to give public recognition to all those individuals who contribute anonymously to improve our way of Feeling and Living life. 


We believe that there is an innate Talent in every person and we would like to discover yours. 


In addition to ensuring visibility and the public exhibition of the individuals who are participating in it, this project grants a variety of money prizes in six different categories: Stories, Illustration, Comic, Fashion, Jewels and Music. 


The open nature of this project facilitates the participation of all those individuals, companies, groups or institutions wanting to show the world how they are Feeling.


36.000 Euros in prizes will be shared between the 6 categories. Join it for free! 


If you wish to know more information about the contest please access our page. 



email: new.talents [at]
09/10/2019 - 12:22



3rd June – 1st September 2019

The School for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those interested and passionate in art, graduated students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The School’s teaching staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience. Among them: Matt Williams (curator), Filippo Lotti (Sotheby’s), Chiara Barbieri (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Francesca Colasante (Pinault Collection), Andrea Goffo (Found. Prada), Nicola Lees (Serpentine London).


The program:

The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the International Biennale Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to Exhibition Management. The students will participate in weekly activities, such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops. The program culminates with the set up of the exhibition.

The Summer School includes visits of specific art venues all over the city of Venice during the  International Venice Biennale. A series of selected case studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the development of contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific theoretical lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical lectures, a series of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students to the work of critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the different aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility of a gallery training and of setting up together - with one of our tutors, their exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.


The first module:

June 3rd  – August 5th, 2020

The first module involves 350 contact hours:

1. History of Curatorial Practices
2. Exhibition Design
3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
4. Contemporary Art History
5. Cultural Events Management and Organization
6. Curating Exhibitions
7. Fine Arts Management.
8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop
9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop
10. Workshop on Critical Writing
11. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the International Biennale


Optional: Trip to a European Art center.

Meeting artists, curators, institution directors, art collectors.


August 7th –12th, 2020

We warmly recommend to take part.

The program is very intensive: Bruxelles is an art city and is offering many opportunities: private galleries, collections. We will visit artist studios and public galleries and Museums of contemporary art.


The second module:

August 17th – 21th, 2020

The second module is dedicated to individual researching and finalizing the exhibition project. During this period of time the students will have to face practical duties, such as coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies, promoting and curating the promotional material.

The third module:
August 24th - September 1st, 2020

The last part of the course lies in the production of the event. During this period of time all the work concerning the final event will take place. The students will coordinate the arrival and the display of the works of art and supervise all the different aspects related to the event, such as promotion, organization, last details about the publication, opening. After the presentation to the public, the student will be given the tools to professionally document the event.


Duration and structure


The course has a duration of 450 hours. The participants will develop themes as well as concepts, organization, acquisition, communication and the concrete implementation of their skills together with the course director and international guests (artists, curators, architects, critics, fine arts scientists and publishers of art journals).

Application deadline: March,1st 2020.

The application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 1st 2020) of the Curatorial Program to:

Xac – School for Curatorial Studies
San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice
Email: curatorialschool [op] gmail [punt] com
Tel: +39 0412770466

The application form can be downloaded at, where you can find more information about our curatorial program and your stay in Venice.

The Summer school has a limited number of places available.


info [op] corsocuratori [punt] com

email: curatorialschool [at]