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

10/01/2019 - 21:50
United Kingdom

Butterbiggens Prize in British Painting


The Butterbiggens Prize is an experiment to see if a art foundation can be productive on a micro scale. We provide tiny grants for artists in the form of fast food gift certificates.


A showcase for contemporary established and emerging artists, Every month a UK painter will be nominated, and receive a small financial award, as well as a temporary exhibition on this website. In the future we may launch more ambitious programming.


Micro Fellowship for UK painters, juried by a group of Scottish Art Students.


To apply, send an email to butterbiggens [op] gmail [punt] com with as many as three photos of ONE painting, completed in the last three years.


If you include multiple photos one should be an installation shot, We would like to get a sense of scale. Include a CV  or bio if you want, and also include the title, date, size and medium of the painting.


Please put all files on one pdf.


Please also indicate where you saw this listing.

There is no fee to submit.


Closes on a rolling bases, the end of each month.



email: butterbiggens [at]
10/01/2019 - 21:28

“Beauty” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline February 28, 2019

| Theme:

Beauty, allure, style, refinement, symmetry, perfection. People are drawn to others or things that are attractive and visually pleasing. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology. Concepts and definitions of beauty are debated, and change with time and culture. What is beauty really? Is beauty important? Share your take on BEAUTY with words or images.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.


| Call application:

email: info [at]
10/01/2019 - 17:57

Call for Artist Submissions - $40,000 in Awards - The Salt Spring National Art Prize

The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes!

Submissions for the 2019/2020 SSNAP awards begin on January 10 and end May 31, 2019. 

SSNAP Awards Totalling $40,000: 

SALT SPRING PRIZE - THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD + RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK - $20,000 ($15,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency) 

JURORS' CHOICE AWARDS - four awards of $3,000 selected by each juror 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE AWARDS - three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition - 1st prize - $3,000, 2nd prize - $2,000, 3rd prize - $1,000 

SALT SPRING ARTISTS AWARD for outstanding work by a Salt Spring Artist - $2,000 

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2018 are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional work for consideration. 

Guidelines and submission details to be found on our website

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art. 

The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of four from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. 

Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, five selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. The award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday October 19, 2019.

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities.

email: admin [at]
10/01/2019 - 17:05

OPEN CALL: 72 Hour Urban Action Lobeda

72 Hour Urban Action Loebda will take place in May 2-5 2019 and will challenge local residents and international participants to collaboratively create public spaces in the district.
Ten mixed teams with ten different missions will take over ten sites with only three days and nights to design and build projects in response to local needs.

Participants will sleep in the International Public Space Camp in Lobeda, where a main fabrication hub and a public kitchen will provide them with all they require to rapidly create interventions in public space. Each team will receive a budget and the aid of local experts and neighbours to help them complete their mission on site and on time.

To apply as an individual or as a group follow the link to the application forms further below on this site. Some knowledge of English is required, but a lot of team spirit is essential!

Participation in 72HUA Lobeda is free, recommended and open to all!
Apply now:

email: pr [at]
10/01/2019 - 15:54

Open call for artists at Technarte Bilbao

The Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology will be held in Bilbao on the 16th and 17th of May, 2019, and we are already preparing for it. Artists, technologists, engineers, architects. Any artistic discipline where technology takes a leading role in the creative process may have the opportunity to be part of the next program. Human Computer Interaction, Wearable Tech, Big Data Art, Robotic Art, Interactive Architecture, IoT, Mobile Art, interactive architecture, smart materials or inmersive enviroments are only some of the topics that are covered at the conference.


The artists who are selected will present their projects in a professional atmosphere related to the fusion of art and technology, and they will benefit from the artist network.

The selected ones will…

  • Participate in a relaxing warming up evening together with the other speakers on the previous day to the beginning of the Conference.
  • Attend 2 Conference days at the Auditorium of the University of the Basque Country.
  • Present their artwork to an artist community and professionals in the fields of art and technology.
  • Get a free pass for the coffee breaks, meals and the official dinner.
  • Have paid travel expenses up to 300€.
  • Be part of Technarte community around the world

You may submit your application through the EMS Technarte platform ( You must create a user first. You will find detailed using instructions at the platform. For any question related to applications, please do not hesitate to contact us. The submission deadline is the 28th of January, 2019.

email: technarte [at]
09/01/2019 - 12:49

Call for Artists - Artqol Magazine

Get fetaured in the next issue of Artqol Magazine.


Artqol Magazine is a curated collection of stories behind artists and their works. The magazine is digitally distributed directly to international art professionals, including curators, artists, galleries and art institutions.


Application deadline for the next issue:

January 31st 2019


Click here for more information

email: artqol [punt] contact [op] gmail [punt] com

email: [at]
09/01/2019 - 11:49




Duration 2-4 weeks for the period between 1st of May and 1st of October, 2019.

Thematic residencies: priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the local environment and ecology or propose ideas for sustainable development in rural area.


Visual Art, Educational Programmes, New Media, Film Making, Architecture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Dance, Theatre, Performing Arts, Textile Art, Music, Literature.


Studio / workspace
SERDE has 3 different workshop studios:

1. Clasical black and white photography laboratory (pinhole, all sizes photo negatives),

2. Ceramic art studio,

3. Mixed material studio for work with metal, wood, plastic etc.,

SERDE has conference room for meetings, seminars, performances and presentations. Conference room is easy to transform for working space.


Application and more info:



RESIDENCIES FOR YOUNG ARTIST (within EVS volenteers program)


We are looking for 2 young artists - volunteers from Europe in the framework of strategic EVS project “Corner of Europe” for two months period between 1st of July to 16th September 2019.


We are looking for volunteer who:

• has experience and interest in arts, crafts, culture and restoration fields;

• are able to work individually and in team;

• might be willing to organize workshops and events for locals;

• has good communication skills and is eager to gain new experience;

• has intermediate English level

• is 21-30 years old;

• we expect the volunteer to take part in daily organizational work

• is willing to spend couple of mounts in rural area in historical town and building.


For selected participants the transport and living expenses, as well small production grant are covered by EVS.


Application and more info:





From 22th to 28th of July, 2019


Workshop has been created to allow professionals and amateurs to meet outside their usual working environment. Each participant will contribute with their own set of skills and knowledge in order to have best possible outcome. Newcomers to the field will be introduced to wood restoration by master restorers and carpenters. Practical work will be done on-site in 18th century wooden architecture complex which has been in a slow, thoughtful restoration process for the last decade. Participants will be introduced to the previous restoration works and experience gained from that.


Application and more info:




5th – 11th August, 2019

The 15th International Cast Iron Art Symposium is part of the art event series which is focused on experimental non industrial technologies. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.


Application and more info:


email: smg.serde [at]
09/01/2019 - 01:07
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - A5 Portfolio #24 (March 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 March 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 March 2019


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


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: june [at]
08/01/2019 - 22:33

Apartment with Studio/Gallery to rent in Southern Spain!

Hello! I’m looking for a solo artist or collaborative duo to rent my apartment with attached studio and gallery in the city of Malaga from February 1st till March 20th (dates are slightly flexible).

My studio has been functioning as a self-directed art residence for over three years and overtime it has attracted artists and creatives who were seeking time for focused work, reflection, and engagement with a different environment and culture. The price is 800€ per month with all bills included, + wifi, bicycle, and some leftover material from other artists. The studio is 73m2 and the apartment 29m2. The address is Calle Maestro Lecuona 3, 29006, Málaga, Spain. 


If interested please contact me on martatroya [punt] g [op] hotmail [punt] es !

Thanks so much!!

email: martatroya.g [at]
08/01/2019 - 15:52

Call for Artists: Function.Anomy

Extended deadline: 22nd of January 2019


Intermission invites artists to engage with two diametrically opposed public and social contexts; the Reinickendorf Town Hall in Berlin, Germany, and the historical centre of Paduli, Italy.

With the call for the exhibition at the Reinickendorf Town Hall we challenge artists to intervene in a space that is defined by its function as a public institution.

The most representative artists will be selected for an art residency that will take place in Paduli, IT, in the hinterland of Naples. 

Heavily damaged and depopulated by a tragic earthquake in 1962, Paduli  lays on the opposite side of the spectrum of institutionalised places. It will be the ground zero for artistic interventions that aim to define a new interpretation of human space and establish a new connection among various elements of the urban fabric.


We invite artists to apply for Function.Anomy within the 22nd of January 2019 23:59PM, Berlin time. 

There is no application fee.

The exhibition will take place between 28th of March and 16th of May.

The 1-4 weeks residency will start the 2nd week of June and end the 2nd week of July.

What is Intermission


Intermission is a collective of artists from international backgrounds.

We support artists establishing autonomy from business-driven intermediation and promoting the critical understanding of their work.


Detailed information about application, exhibition and residency can be found on

For any further question, please contact us at intermission [op] mail [punt] de

email: intermission [at]