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

25/03/2020 - 16:07

The Moth Art Prize 2020

'It feels pretty rare to be acknowledged for what I can paint, rather than what statement I can write. The Moth Art Prize is very much an artist’s art prize.' Geraldine Swayne (2019 winner). The Moth Art Prize is awarded annually by The Moth magazine to a body of figurative or representational artwork. It is open to anyone (over 16) from anywhere in the world. The prize consists of €1,000 plus a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland. All you have to do is submit a portfolio of images of 5–10 artworks – to include figurative or representational paintings, drawings (including mixed media) and original prints – to mothartprize [op] themothmagazine [punt] com. Entry fee €20. Closing date 31 August 2020.   

email: mothartprize [at]
25/03/2020 - 13:23
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Summer Edition: Issue 18

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

ELIGIBILITY:Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.

Each submitted artist, whether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which they applied for.

DEADLINE: May 21st, 2020 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 21st May – Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Nora Cristea and Saskia Höfler-Hohengarten, head curators and directors of contemporary art blog KubaParis, based in Berlin, Germany


DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via bookshops, galleries and through their online shopping as well as through ArtMaze's online store. More info:

Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images and will be published in the next print and digital issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each (selected) artist will receive a 1 or 2-page spread in print and digital (PDF) magazine including bio, statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All submitted artists will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the magazine and all published artists will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, UK.

email: info [at]
24/03/2020 - 14:55

Urgent issue of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge



Deadline: March 31, 2020


COVID-19 is an irrefutably global provocation that is currently reconfiguring nearly every aspect of life on Earth. The non-linear spread of the virus’ impact, which exceeds and differs from the rate of infection, has amplified and magnified already latent conditions of precarity, injustice, and inequality. It has been declared a pandemic, the etymology of which is pan + demos, meaning “all people,” but it is not affecting all people equally. These uncertain socio-political circumstances demand agile, dynamic, and multifaceted responses. In their recent book Now, the agents of The Invisible Committee call for us to generate desirable social and political worlds through an improvisatory tilt.[1] They advocate for strategic action that cuts transversally across vertical hierarchies and horizontal networks—privileging neither, in favour of an “intelligence of the situation.”[2] They encourage us to tilt our approaches to organizing in the face of urgent situations with good faith, careful attention, and decisive action.


Decisive and unprecedented actions are being implemented by individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments. Shared concern over the spread of COVID-19 has unsteadied and inverted our world. Accordingly, as a public gallery within a university we ask: how to acknowledge this pandemic as a “matter of concern,” while responding to its broad-ranging effects across our networks of artists, writers, and cultural workers as a “matter of care”?[3] An urgent and provisional response comes in the form of TILTING, a special digital issue of the Blackwood’s publishing platform The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). TILTING will index participants’ responses to this especially unstable moment and create expedient means for the Blackwood to support those who have been unmoored from their sources of financial resources.


This special issue, TILTING, seeks to take up themes that have animated the Blackwood’s program and mandate throughout the last several years: questions of connectivity, the challenges of public and private space, community and/in isolation; imperatives to re-structure modes and methodologies of care, including revaluing care work, confronting collective care responsibilities within colonial and capitalist structures, and engaging with the infrastructures, aesthetics, contestations, and radical possibilities of mutual aid; responses to the precarization of art, labour, and life; interest in what modes of knowledge production, circulation, and re-distribution are vital to us now, and how these networks might take new form. These urgencies continue to drive Blackwood programming (and this forthcoming publication), supporting and activating artists, curators, and writers who incite us to be responsive, critical, and answerable.


We recognize that time is tight, resources are scarce, and struggles are intense. As a university gallery with access to public funding and institutional supports, the Blackwood has responsibilities to our communities, employees, the university, and the future of the gallery. The temporary suspension of some of our operations has left us with a small but useful surplus of unspent funds. We will endeavor to maintain this special publishing initiative over the months to come in order to circulate perspectives on the crisis and to support artists and writers who have lost jobs, exhibition and publication contracts, and other sources of income. This publishing initiative evokes triage as one mode of doing in times of crisis.[4]


1. The Invisible Committee, Now (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2017), 158.

2. Ibid.

3. María Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

4. See Greig de Peuter and Christine Shaw, “Gathering Arrows: Deleuze’s Return,” in TOPIA, Vol. 16 (Fall 2006) 150–153.



$500 per contribution. 18 contributions per issue.

Eligibility and need:
This call is open to applicants who self-identify as being in financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other structural factors. We request that applicants make decisions about whether to submit based on an honest assessment of personal needs, with respect for the art community and the resources available at this time. We urge those benefitting from financial security to refrain from submitting. 



Submissions are accepted by email to blackwood [punt] gallery [op] utoronto [punt] ca with the subject “TILTING Submission.”


We encourage work that directly and indirectly addresses the pandemic—or doesn’t—although we acknowledge that the pandemic will haunt any work made or presented in this time.


Submissions should include name, contact information, and a brief (maximum 100-word) bio. Submissions of artist projects should include up to 10 jpg images (300 dpi) and a brief statement about the project (maximum 300 words). Written submissions should be a maximum of 1,500 words. Alternative digital formats (e.g. links to web-based video files) are accepted. 


Deadline: March 31, 2020


Production Schedule:

The urgency of the situation requires an unusually expeditious and judicious production schedule. Once selected, all contributors will be asked to respond to the following timeline:


March 31:        Submissions due

April 3:             Contributors contacted

April 6–9:         One round of editorial feedback

April 9:             T4As and invoices submitted to Blackwood

April 10–17:    Copy-edit and design

April 20:           Digital issue launch


email: [at]
23/03/2020 - 19:55
United States


Jukebox is an online locker of creative prompts and responses.


You're invited to be a part of a digital play space that allows all sorts of creative minds to offer and respond to tasks, assignments, and exercises. Video. Audio. Photography. Performance. Theater. Drag. Clown. Sculpture. Woodwork. Design. Poetry. Illustration. Blogs. Everything. Anything.

 It is designed by us. It is researched by us. It is propelled by us.

You can interact with Jukebox in whatever way or frequency that feels appropriate to you. You can revisit prompts several times or skip over any ones that don't appeal to you. No timeline. No check-in. There's just letting it exist. You define your relationship with it!

email: detourdance [at]
20/03/2020 - 14:30

STIFF Film Festival 2020 : Call for Entries Open!

STIFF – Student International Film Festival is now calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 7th festival edition which will take place from 26th to 29th of November 2020 in Rijeka, Croatia.

Works entering the competition program must be original, student-created films or debutants films of all genres: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films. All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after 1st of January 2018. The films must be in English or with English subtitles and must be submitted via FilmFreeway platform. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is June 1st, 2020.

This year there’s also a special category dedicated to SOUND. In order to explore the sound in film and its impact on contemporary society, for the 2020 festival, we decided to create a special program named “Sound Occupation” where the role of sound is altered and placed in a dominant position, unlike the classic cinema experience. In this category, we are looking for films that build a film narrative through creative sound or music design, creating a powerful audio visual experience. This category is accepting fiction, animated, documentary and experimental films up to 60 min in length, produced after 1st of January 2015.

The festival jury will award Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary, and Best Animated Film while our audiences will award one film of their choice. Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, sound design and score composing.

email: office [at]
19/03/2020 - 16:48
United States

Call for Video Proposals: Day With(out) Art 2021

Visual AIDS invites artists and filmmakers to submit proposals for new video works to be produced and distributed to over 100 venues worldwide for Day With(out) Art 2021. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.


DEADLINE: April 26, 2020


Visual AIDS has organized Day With(out) Art every year since 1989, coordinating art museums, galleries, and nonprofits across the world to present programs in response to the AIDS crisis. Since 2015, Visual AIDS has commissioned short videos from artists and activists to be distributed and screened at over 100 venues worldwide on/around December 1, World AIDS Day.

For Day With(out) Art 2021, Visual AIDS is accepting proposals from artists and filmmakers for short video works reflecting the needs and experiences of long term survivors and people living with HIV. In particular, we are looking for proposals that address the ongoing HIV and AIDS epidemic in relation to:


- The global pharmaceutical industry, drug patents and pricing, the politics of drug distribution and access, and the prioritization of profits over cures

- The work of activists around the globe who have challenged treatment paradigms and created alternative systems of care and support

- The realities of living long term with HIV, including side effects of past and current medication, the difficulty of adherence and sustained care, and the impact of the epidemic on mental health

- The needs and priorities of people living with HIV at a moment when the conversation about AIDS has become focused on PrEP and prevention


Artists and filmmakers who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply.


We welcome proposals from both emerging and established artists in a range of forms, including documentary, narrative, and experimental. Collaborative proposals are also welcome.

Up to six selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium to produce a short video work (5–10 minutes) to be premiered at over 100 venues worldwide on December 1, 2021 for Day With(out) Art.


Visual AIDS will premiere these new video works at a marquee screening in New York City in addition to coordinating over 100 screenings at museums, universities, and arts organizations worldwide. Videos will be made available for free online viewing after December 1, 2021.


Proposals will be reviewed by a jury including AIDS activist Ivy Arce, filmmakers Jean Carlomusto and Thomas Allen Harris, and Mathew Rodriguez, associate editor at The Body.


Successful proposals will respond thoughtfully to the themes outlined above and demonstrate the artist’s ability to produce a final video by July 1, 2021. Artists will be expected to independently manage the production of their work while incorporating feedback from Visual AIDS staff throughout the process.


* Note: Information about the video program for Day With(out) Art 2020 has been announced here. This call for proposals is for Day With(out) Art 2021.


Past Day With(out) Art projects have featured video works by Thomas Allen Harris, Lyle Ashton Harris, Shanti Avirgan, Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Carl George, Jim Hodges, Jim Hubbard, Derek Jackson / Hi Tiger, Tom Kalin, Kia LaBeija, Carol Leigh / Scarlot Harlot, Luna Luis Ortiz, Ray Navarro, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, My Barbarian, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Brontez Purnell, Viva Ruiz, Mark S. King, Ira Sachs, Iman Shervington, Ellen Spiro, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Julie Tolentino, Tourmaline, Jack Waters and Victor F.M. Torres, James Wentzy and Derrick Woods-Morrow. For more information on past Day With(out) Art projects, click here.


To apply, please submit a 250 word written proposal for a new film/video work, an artist statement, a work sample, and a CV through this Google Form. (A google account is required to apply.)


If you have any questions about the application process, please email Kyle Croft, Visual AIDS Programs Manager at kcroft [op] visualaids [punt] org.


DEADLINE: April 26, 2020


Successful applicants will be notified by June 1, 2020.

email: bpaskal [at]
19/03/2020 - 06:08
South Korea

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the international exhibition “#social” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with subject matters including socialization, social media, social distancing, social structure, and other social issues.


* Deadline: April 7, 2020


* Category
-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting & Installation Art


* Installation
-Photography & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10×10 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in different 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 screened via a projector. If the work is required to be screened via a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.


-Physical Works (Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, and 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: September 16 – October 4, 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 (100-500 kilobytes per image recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission:#social – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
19/03/2020 - 04:52

OPEN CALL: Magazine 43 Issue 11

OPEN CALL: Magazine 43 Issue 11

Magazine 43: 
We are an independent publication which aims to promote contemporary art to the masses, and inspire others through art where it could be seen in a quarterly basis. We focus on bringing to light emerging artists, musicians, and writers to show their work to an international audience.




Visual Artists

All mediums accepted, photography, mixed-media, drawings, illustrations, paintings, digital paintings, new-media, sculptures, installations, video, motion graphics etc. Please submit your works based on the following guidelines:


10 images max.



1200 pixels and 72 dpi in JPG format 
Title of work
Medium of artwork
Year of creation

If you get accepted, we will ask you to submit the high-resolution file.




From pieces you have emptied yourselves into; from the  most heart breaking to the  most uplifting pieces from your everyday life, written in either poetry or prose. We want the strongest of emotions felt from each piece and the most captivating. If you have works like these, please submit according to the following guidelines.



       Times New Roman
       Size 12


       Times New Roman
       Size 12

Please don't forget to title your works. On your submission, please label on your field your name and indicate whether you are submitting poetry or prose

Submissions are from 2-5 poems. 

Please keep prose submissions UNDER THREE THOUSAND WORDS and AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED WORDS. Misogynistic, racist, or other bigoted works are not accepted.



We all know that music is vital, and that is why Magazine 43 welcomes features for musicians.


Website link and/or QR CODE  to your music (E.x. Soundcloud or Bandcamp) Other relevant links to your music (Facebook, Twitter, Etc.)


Submission Guidelines


The following fees will help us assist us with the running costs of the Magazine 43's labor and expenses:

15 USD 3-4 images + short bio
20 USD 3-4 images + short bio + artist interview

Click the button below to make your payment via Paypal. Please include your Transaction I.D. in the subject heading of your email submission so we can confirm payment.

Send submissions to: themagazine43 [op] gmail [punt] com



email: themagazine43 [at]
17/03/2020 - 19:20

The Man and The Machine

THE MAN AND THE MACHINE Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design

International Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. November 2020

Since the first complex and automated technological inventions (starting from the experimental science of the sixteenth century up to the current electronic and digital machines) the relationship between man and machine has characterized every evolutionary development of civilization.
Each new invention indelibly marks not only the course of technical development, but also the same vision of the world of man. A distinctive sign in the man-machine relationship is precisely the determined will of the individual and his mental structure to accept the instant modification of his habits by virtue of a new technological discovery. Today the dependence on intelligent machines is made manifest in every field concerning human activity. Especially since the 19th century, art has represented an important cultural field through which we may reflect on the relationship between man and machine, starting from the futurist experiences in the pictorial field, passing through the film productions of Fritz Lang with Metropolis and Ridley Scott with Blade Runner, up to the contemporary images of Thomas Struth in the photographic field. This call invites photographers and visual designers to propose works capable of offering a vision of the current historical and social context and responding to the theme of the relationship between man and machine.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th July 2020

email: info [at]
16/03/2020 - 09:07
South Korea

19th DongGang International Photo Festival INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL 2020

19th DongGang International Photo Festival  International Open Call  2020


Link :


This year's theme title : 

Be Brilliant!


Deadline :

May 5th, 2020 


Fee :



Submissions to :

opencall [op] dgphotofestival [punt] com 


Details :


We invite you to submit your work to the 19th DongGang International Photo Festival, to be held this year from July 10th to September 27th, 2020 in DongGang, Yeongwol, Korea.

Be Brilliant!

One must try to overcome his or her fears without suppressing oneself in fear of one’s current limitations or of the uncertainty of the future. To avoid being consumed by the heavy burden of one’s dreams, one must devote one’s energy to actively affirming and nurturing one’s dreams. An act of creating a work that can represent one’s persona is often carried out as stealthily and deliberately as in plotting a conspiracy.


Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and submit between 8-12 photographs from a particular series or body of work. ‘Artist of the year’ (individual artist or 1 team of winner) and 19 photographers / artists / groups will benefit from:

A-year-long exhibition that exposures at the DIPF Festival - inclusion in art magazine, any related press (long term festival representation and promotion on official website, publications, catalog that being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media) where the works viewed by an international panel of influential experts in the field of photography

* Artist of the year - solo exhibition at DIPF (production-printing, framing or related presentation material will be provided) and eligible for travel and accommodation to attend the opening.





Objectives DongGang International Photo Festival aims to feature a quality selection of photography projects from around the world. Festival’s open call is devoted to offering a platform and supporting photography, showcasing photography and related media from emerging and established artists.


The selected photographs will be presented to DongGang International Photo Festival in DongGang in main exhibition space, outdoor space and screening at the opening ceremony.


The Main Program of 19th DongGang International Photo Festival 2020 will be held from July 10th to Sept. 27th, 2020


Submission to DongGang International Photo Festival 2020 is open to artist from around the world.

Entry Deadline

Submissions must be made before 5th, May, 2020, 00.00 hrs. There is no entry fee for submissions.



Submissions must Include below

Photography works : 8 – 12 images, 4000 pixel (on the longside), jpeg file or tiff file

Name (full name)

Mobile/Phone Number

Email Address

Postal Address

A concise one-page CV or a short biography

Artist’s Statement (a short write up about the body of work)

How to Enter

Email : opencall [op] dgphotofestival [punt] com | 

Any incomplete submissions will be rejected.

Receipt Confirmation

Upon receipt, an email confirmation will be sent to the email specified in the submission.




All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by the curatorial team of the Festival.

Status Notification

All selected artists will be notified by email of their submission status by 15th, May 2020 at the latest.


DongGang International Photo Festival will collect the digital files from selected artists and all production will be provided for the exhibitions.


The selected projects will be presented on the Festival’s website and be part of the Festival’s promotional campaign in print and online media, increase awareness of the selected works in the photography community.


email: opencall [at]