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

04/07/2020 - 13:02

The Spongleheim Gallery presents "It" - Open call for submissions

The Spongleheim Gallery is a not-for-profit online gallery that hosts 6 online exhibitions per year to showcase the work of outsider artists.  All exhibits are sourced from an open call for submissions and selected by an independent panel.

Our next exhibition is entitled "It" and will run from the 1st to the 15th September 2020.


Submission is free and artists are welcome to submit up to three pieces based on the theme of "It"


All submissions will be considered but we are particularly interested in those from Outsider Artists and from the genres of Art Brut, Folk Art, Naive Art, Low-brow Art and other forms of self-taught artistic expression.




Call for submissions opens: Saturday 4th July 2020
Call for submissions closes: Friday 14th August 2020
Artists informed: w/c 25th August 2020

Exhibition runs: 1st - 15th September 2020


email: spongleheim [at]
03/07/2020 - 12:21
Taiwan (R.O.C.)




Calling for Luminary Art Works.


Submission Deadline|August 20, 2020 (GMT+8, TAIPEI TIME)


Exhibition Period|February 26, 2021 to March 7, 2021 (10 days)
Exhibition Venue|Long En Canal Park (


'Taiwan Lantern Festival' is an important event in Taiwan, each city in Taiwan will take turns to host the festival by different years. In 2021, will be arranged by the wind-city, "Hsinchu City," and Hsinchu City Government wants to try different forms for our traditional event, thus planned one of the venue to be in an open-call modus.

There will be six venues/sites in Hsinchu City, one of the six- 'Long En Canal Site,' to build an international communication stage via arts, which venue will be curated by our team, archicake design, we are an architectural team having years of experience on running government projects/ exhibitions/ events in Taiwan.

The Open Call is started from JULY 1 to 11:30 PM AUGUST 20, 2020 (GMT+8, TAIPEI TIME), the venue will be outside in a waterfront park, and the works will be displayed/installed between the area of water surface to the treetop above, please notice all the works has to be durable with safety concerns.



Produced by|Hsinchu City Government
Curated by| archicake design

*For further queries, please email to: melody [op] archicake [punt] com [punt] tw​" rel="nofollow">melody [op] archicake [punt] com [punt] tw



email: wowdh1015 [at]
03/07/2020 - 12:12

ESCAPE - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin

The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery "Tête" in Berlin in September 2020.




For this new exhibition, we invite artists to show how their photographic practice can be used as a way to escape from certain realities. The various limitations we face in everyday life, whether related to a particular situation or to how society is structured, often lead us to look for ways of overcoming them. While some of us seek refuge in remote places or in nature, others are exploring means that allow a certain distortion of reality and the creation of a parallel, dreamlike universe. The motivations behind this search for evasion are numerous and different for everyone: escaping from our mundane way of seeing, from the daily routine, from the city, getting away from one’s thoughts, from certain circumstances, longing for spirituality, and many more.


Is escapism a synonym of dreaming? Can the photographic medium, which by essence reproduces the present, become a tool to get away from it? Can it provide a means of breaking away from the past? From your memories? Or from your own feelings?


All approaches to the topic are welcome, we are looking forward to seeing your works!


Deadline: August 4, 2020


Info & submissions:


email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
03/07/2020 - 10:25


COLLECTMET DELIVERIES shares food with people in need. And where food is essential we believe more is needed. To comfort people affected by the global crisis and to help struggling artists in these strange times, we are launching RECUP’ART : we invite all European artists to share their work and interact with a new audience, by adding their artworks to our food aid parcels. 

Thanks to the European Cultural Foundation’s Culture of Solidarity Fund, a production budget will be provided for artists and thanks to your art, we hope to provide comfort for the people who most need it.


Interested? Want to know more about this open call? Follow this link

email: info [at]
02/07/2020 - 11:44

Online Exhibition Open Call: The World Is Flat

Independent & Image Art Space (Chongqing, China) presents an online exhibition open call with the theme of “The World Is Flat”.


About exhibition theme: The World Is Flat

In 2005, Thomas L. Friedman's best-selling book "The World Is Flat" made the term "globalization" a household name. The fast and convenient network of communications, air transportation, and trade exchanges that human society has today are more closely connected with people living in different countries and different regions than ever before. However, the interconnected, "flat" world has also exacerbated the challenges facing mankind, such as global climate change and environmental issues. Another example is that today, 15 years later, close human interaction has become a major factor in the rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide. We invite artists to respond to the theme of "the world is flat", express your ideas with your works of art, and inspire more people to think.


Exhibition period (dates to be determined): August – September 2020

Application deadline: July 31, 2020

Eligible application: there is no limit on the art medium, size, year of production, artist age, or nationality, but the proposed works should respond to the exhibition theme “The World Is Flat”.


The selected artists will win:

- artworks show at an online virtual exhibition;

- Chinese-English bilingual online feature at our website;

- Chinese-English bilingual digital catalog to be published on ISSUU;

- showcase the selected works on the internationally influential art platform: ARTSY and ARTLAND;

- production of Chinese-English bilingual exhibition video and publish on multi-channels;

- Chinese-English bilingual promotion on popular Chinese social media: WeChat Public Account and Art Express App, on art platform: ARTSY, and on international social media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook;

- Email campaigns sending to our art collectors, introducing your artworks to the Chinese art market;

- Priority to our further events, including offline exhibitions in our Chongqing space, art projects, art fairs in China and internationally and other art events.


Fee: free entry for selection.

The selected artists will pay an exhibition promotion fee of 100 USD.


Application materials: 

Please send the following materials in a ZIP file to info [op] independentimage [punt] org, subject line “Open Call – The World Is Flat”

- 3-7 work images, JEPG, 300dpi, no larger than 5MB. Please provide the work information, including title, material, size, year of production, edition (if applicable), price.

- Artist CV, no more than 500 words;

- Artist statement, no more than 300 words, please explain how your works respond to the theme “The World Is Flat”;


About Independent & Image Art Space

Founded in 2008, Independent & Image Art Space is located in 501 Art Base, which is the most important art zone in Chongqing, next door to one of China’s top art universities — Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Independent & Image Art Space has been paying close attention to the development of Chinese and international contemporary art. With an open attitude towards the global art scene and unique artistic vision, Independent & Image Art Space endeavors to participate in the practices of Chinese contemporary art development, especially to improve a deeper understanding of contemporary art in our society.

During the years, we have held numerous solo and group exhibitions for our artists as well as international cultural exchange events, displaying the artworks of photography, painting, sculpture, installation, new media art, etc. We present during the exhibitions related thematic lectures, seminars, and workshops.


Address: 2F, 501 Art Base, No.126 Huangjueping Main Street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing, 400053, China.


Email:info [op] independentimage [punt] org

WeChat public account: DULIYINGXIANG

Art Express App:独立映像






email: info [at]
02/07/2020 - 11:10

Opportunity for emerging choreographers - Apply now to become an Aerowaves Artist!

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe with a network of partners in 33 countries. The network is looking for the next Twenty talented emerging choreographers based in geographical Europe. You can now apply to become a Twenty21 artist for the opportunity to have your work presented at the Spring Forward festival next year in Elefsina (Greece) on 6 - 9 May 2021, and also by 27 of our partners around Europe.

IMPORTANT RULE CHANGE: As usual, previous Aerowaves applicants, successful or unsuccessful, may apply again -  but not with the same work. However, anyone that submitted a work in 2019 may apply again with that same work (or a new one) in 2020, due to the exceptional circumstances brought about by Covid-19.

Sounds interesting? Read more about it and apply.

Deadline: 16 September at 12pm CEST.

Application form and information.

email: infor [at]
01/07/2020 - 21:55
United States

“Us: What divides us and what unites us?” International Online Call for Entries

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC is seeking entries for an international online juried show “Us: What divides us and what unites us?” scheduled to exhibit online September 11 - October 30, 2020.

- Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
- Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
- Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX 
- Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
- Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
- Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN


Open to all artists 18 years old and older.
All original visual media that is the artist's own concept, design and work.

AWARDS Three selected artworks will receive Juror's Best in Show Prize of $300



DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, August 17, 2020, 11:59 PM ET.

email: info [at]
01/07/2020 - 16:02

Motion Design/Animation/Augmented Reality Open Call - City of Vienna, A1 Telekom Austria, Azoomee London

Brief introduction:


*PAID OPPORTUNITY*. The educational media company, Azoomee, is partnering with Stadt Wien (city of Vienna) and the leading mobile network operator in Austria, A1, to promote the new installation of 5G. With the help of local artists, Azoomee's aim is to create an inspiring and exciting augmented reality experience app for children (age 5-10) as they are guided by a tour guide through Vienna's Town Hall. Its rooms will hold secret worlds to find and explore through provided mobile phone screens and each room will showcase the designs of one local artist or collective. The app will take the children on a journey of imagination to accompany the tour, with an emphasis on engaging story-telling and imaginative 2D and 3D animated injections to the grand rooms of the building. 




London based eductionational media distributor Azoomee has partnered with the city of Vienna and the Austrian Telecom provider A1 to promote the new installation of 5G in the city. The aim of the project is to provide an augmented reality application for children on provided mobile phones which will be used as an extension to an already existing tour of the Town Hall, given by tour guides. The children will be handed a mobile phone at the beginning of the tour. The tour guide will introduce each room with fun facts and stories, after which the children will be given the opportunity to use the phones to search the room for any ‘hidden’ augmented reality features.


The animations should either enhance existing features of the room to accompany the story given by the tour guide, or tell their own imaginative stories. The artist(s) should bring flair and excitement into the building's rooms with their animations. Creatures, hidden rooms, trap doors, fantastical environments and landscapes are all very welcome. 


Each selected artist(s) will be given a budget of around €1500 - €2000 to work with, and will have a 4-week timeframe within which to produce this experience. Their work will be showcased for a period of 6 months from September 14th, and will be the first use of augmented reality at the cross section between public art and educational entertainment worldwide featuring area target technology.


3D animations can be done via all programs with the possibility of export to Unity, e.g. Maya, Blender, C4D, Max, etc

2D animations ideally made in Spine. 




Entry Fee:



How to Apply: 

Send a PDF file with the information below to this email address: geracidm [op] hotmail [punt] co [punt] uk

(* are REQUIRED)

  • Artist/ collective name*
  • Artist Statement (150 words)*
  • Contact email*
  • Contact name*
  • Contact telephone
  • Website/ any other forms of online platforms on which to view your work*
  • social media handles*
  • Relevant previous experience in motion design, 2D/3D animation, agumented reality*
  • Your CV*
  • A Maximum of 5 high quality images*
  • Suggested project description for this project. (Please give brief description of a designed augmented reality experience you might imagine as in a room of public space such as the Vienna Town Hall, targeted at children from the ages of 5-10 and their parents. Consider this would be experienced by children through a mobile phone screen as part of a tour of the building, and would need to be suitably engaging for that particular age group. (300 words)*

If you have any questions regarding the applications, contact geracidm [op] hotmail [punt] co [punt] uk


Contact Information: 

geracidm [op] hotmail [punt] co [punt] uk

merlin [punt] bergmann [op] azoomee [punt] com

email: geracidm [at]
01/07/2020 - 12:35



ACT 2021 International Festival for Emerging Performing Artists has opened its call for proposals until 13 December 2020. The pieces must be created by emerging companies or authors, they can belong to any performing arts discipline and must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

ACT continues to be a point of reference in the performing arts with innovative proposals and with the participation of international programmers.

The XVIII edition of the festival will be held in Bilbao and Barakaldo between June 2nd and 5th 2021 at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Kafe Antzokia and Teatro Barakaldo.

Consult the general conditions and participate.

Organised by: BAI Bizkaiko Antzerki Ikastegia – Performing Arts School, with the collaboration of the Bilbao and Barakaldo City Councils, the Bizkaia County, the Basque Government and the Spanish Ministery of Culture.


email: act [at]
website: http://WWW.ACTFESTIVAL.COM
29/06/2020 - 15:25

CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS / Art Projects and researches competition


Art Projects and researches competition


Deadline for submissions:
30 September 2020

Stal Gallery is open for Art projects proposals. We are looking to work with such individuals or groups – from around the Globe, and disciplinary backgrounds: digital art, visual art, performance art – who are critically exploring conservation, science and sustainability of the environment in the contemporary context through international dialog, and those engaged with emerging research of a local Omani culture.

Your application can be an artistic or a scientific inquiry, or both. Conditions:

This competition is open to the individuals or groups from around the Globe.

Disciplinary backgrounds: digital art, visual art, performance art.

The Jury appointed by the Organizers will review the entries and select and evaluate proposals that will be featured.

There is no external funding for this project. Applicants should be seeking support for travel, nutrition, visa and production costs - within their national Arts funding institutions, Sponsors, Grants, by Personal fundraising, or through Academic institutions.

GALLERY will make faith affords to Market the project and promote participants.

The program will culminate in Inaugural Project Presentation (Exhibition).

Application process: To apply, send your application documents to: info [op] stalgallery [punt] com with subject "Art Project Proposal_2020 _Title of project. Applications should contain:

1) Portfolio of individual or organization, 2) CV (for individuals),

3) Project proposal including budget breakdown.

Successful applicants will be contacted with detailed Terms and conditions. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail. Please note that feedback on unsuccessful applications cannot be provided.

email: info [at]