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

07/01/2021 - 05:20
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (February 2021)

Art Hole 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.

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


DEADLINE: 25 January 2021 




Submit images by email (high quality images)


A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


Entries should be emailed to us at february [op] ahole [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.


email: february [at]
06/01/2021 - 22:27

Call to Artists: World Collage Day 2021

Submit a Cut-Out Page to the Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, Kolaj Magazine will issue a Special Edition of the magazine that features Cut-Out Pages and articles about the collage community. A Cut-Out Page is a selection of fragments that one can use to make a collage. The feature reflects artists’ styles and approaches to collage making and shows how artists select and organize fragments. People use the Cut-Out Pages to make collage. For instructions on how to make and submit a Cut-Out Page, visit the Call to Artists. The deadline is January 31, 2021 to be considered for the World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition.


Apply to become the World Collage Day Poster Artist

Each year, Kolaj Magazine works with a collage artist to make a poster and other marketing collateral for the annual event. This year, we want to hear from artists who are interested in being considered. The 2021 World Collage Day Poster Artist will receive a $500 stipend and work with Kolaj staff to develop a series of elements and backgrounds that will be adapted to various marketing collateral. The work will be completed by the end of February. To apply, send an email to info [op] kolajmagazine [punt] com with 1) the link to your listing in the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory; 2) a sentence or two about the themes or concepts that you’d like to work with; 3) any experience you have working with marketing teams. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

email: coordinator [at]
06/01/2021 - 11:41

Call for Fashion Designers / Startups

Call for Fashion Designers / Startups

LYD Studio
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

LYD Studio is a new concept in which physical stores are combined with an interactive online platform. LYD Studio offers exclusive products in a diverse field of music, art, fashion and lifestyle. LYD Studio focuses on “wannahaves” which are part of the lifestyle of generation Y and Z. Just like the variability and elusiveness within these generations, the products of LYD Studio are also constantly evolving.

For one of our first physical stores, we're looking for upcoming fashion designers/startups to sell their clothing on consignment basis. Preferably fashion labels with a clear concept. Unisex clothing is highly encouraged, though not mandatory. We'll select and schedule collaborations throughout the year, with a duration of approximately 1 to 2 months for each collection. Unsold pieces will be shipped back.

-The person submitting has to be the owner of the fashion label
-Only designs made after January 2020
-Able to ship to The Netherlands

Designers/label owners from every country around the world are eligible to submit their work. Applications must be entered online, through the submission form.

Submission fee:
No submission fee.

Submission Form:

Selected entries will be notified within a week.

Contact: danny [op] lyd [punt] studio

email: danny [at]
06/01/2021 - 03:23
South Korea

Call for Artists: CICA Young Korean Artists Solo Show Series Fall 2021

CICA Museum invites Korean artists worldwide and international artists based in Korea to participate in the Young Korean Artists Show Series Fall 2021 and the publication. Each selected artist will have a solo exhibition for a week in the gallery space (around 44m2) at the CICA Museum. The artists will be also featured in the the e-book, “CICA Art Now 2022,” 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


January 22, 2021: Close submissions
January 25-February 10, 2021: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
Between June and December 2021: Young Korean Artists Show Series
August 1, 2022: Expected publication date of “CICA Art Now 2022″


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
06/01/2021 - 03:22
South Korea

Call for Online/Social Media Projects: Connect Project in Art Teleported


CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in “Connect Project” in “Art Teleported Korea 2021,” the Art Show and Conference for Nomadic Artists. QR codes (or links) of artists/researchers’ art projects on their websites or social media will be featured in “Connect Project” as part of Art Teleported 2021 exhibition.


Art Teleported 2021 exhibition will be held on January 20-24, 2021 at the CICA Museum and online. Due to the uncertain global situation, the conference will be held online on January 23-24, 2021. Through Project Art Teleported, we aim to create a global network among nomadic artists, designers, audiences, and communities and promote understanding and appreciation of each other, so they can make, share, appreciate, and live in art in any region and culture.


*Art Teleported Website:


*Submission deadline: January 15, 2021. 

email: cicamuseum [at]
05/01/2021 - 14:17
United Kingdom

Online Art Café; Public Fundraising with David Burgess

Online Art Café; Public Fundraising with David Burgess

FREE to all UK and International Artists, jumpstart the new year with our first online art café of 2021. Featuring fundraising expert David Burgess of Apollo Fundraising. The focus of conversation will be how to access funding for your creative practice; applying to trusts, arts council, alongside more commercial platforms such as GoFundMe and KickStarter. 

Find out more about The VAA:
Thursday 14th January @ 11am via Zoom

Registration closes January 14th at 10:30am
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
05/01/2021 - 11:20

Connections - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery « KlanGalerie » in Berlin in April 2021.




For this new exhibition, we invite artists to show how their photographic practice can express the notion of ‘Connection‘ - by definition, a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else. This concept is omnipresent in our lives, as connections between people, places, times, objects, ideas or energies can be found at so many different levels.

The idea of connectedness can be associated with globalization, the boom of digitalization or the development of technologies and means of transportation, or it can be seen as the result of successful networking and cooperation. ‘Connection‘ is also a fundamental pillar of one’s well-being and spiritual life. The relationship with others and the world contributes to shaping our identities and plays an important role in our sense of belonging to a place or a community. This feeling can lead to a deep understanding and awareness of the interconnectedness of everything. Environmentally, socially, economically – any way you look at it, we all are individual parts of a greater whole.

How do you define ‘Connection’ and what does it mean to you? Is this feeling of being connected to yourself and to others the key to a meaningful life? How does photography relate to this concept? Does the photographic medium, which by definition creates a connection with a different time and space, have the power to take you to another dimension?

All approaches to the subject are welcome, we look forward to discovering how your work can open up new perspectives on this topic!


Application deadline: 5th of February, 2021.



Info & submissions:

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
04/01/2021 - 21:39

“Winter” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline February 28, 2021

| Theme:

Winter is the coldest season of the year. Containing the shortest day and the longest night, it suggests inactivity and decay. However, some would say that winter is beautiful unto itself, fresh and invigorating. Others would add that winter brings greater appreciation for summer. That trials and rest periods give birth to growth and energy. Seasons of change are coming. Share your interpretation, literal or symbolic, of WINTER 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:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be 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.

email: info [at]
02/01/2021 - 19:30

2nd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE NO standART 2021

International Association & Foundation ANIMA MUNDI

together with partners VSI “Gabrieles Meno Galerija, Art Magazine FAKfulness and International Jury


2nd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE

“NO standART. ‘no holds barred?’”

1 May/30 May, 2021, Online, worldwide



We don't have to be very insightful to see that the recent events around the world that brought us into a state of chaos did not come out of nowhere. Our generation is facing very big challenge. We are at the historical moment.

What does it happened with this planet, with the nature and humanity? The world is going through a state of shock, and this moment somebody is using to achieve certain goals. Is this what is called a ‘global reset’? And what does it mean?

If you search for this term online, you will come across a huge amount of information revealing the chain of coronavirus, its events, and their consequences. The shock created by the coronavirus (which is probably itself a “hoax”) to turn the world into a high-tech dictatorship that will take away your freedom forever: pharmacy, GMO, 5G, forced vaccine, biometric implants etc.?

Where did we wake up? What does it hidden under the words ‘new normal’? What does it mean ‘reset’? And what is under the words ‘no holds barred’?


IAF ANIMA MUNDI is organizing the 2nd International Contemporary Art Biennale “NO standART. ‘no holds barred?” and inviting:



educational and scientific innovators

to join an interdisciplinary program online.


THE DEADLINE for to send application is the 30th of February. THE SECOND DEADLINE to send application is 15th of March


The registration includes the fee.


For more information, rules and conditions please contact:, iaf-animamundi [op] gmail [punt] com



email: iaf.animamundi [at]
30/12/2020 - 23:18

Fathom 2021: An Open Call for Student/Early Career Artists of the Vast Mediterranean Region.

What is @Fathom?


Fathom is an idea (yet to be launched) of a webpage and a social media account dedicated to the artistic creation of a union of young artists, precisely early career (student) artists, coming from the Mediterranean cities that flourish with the rich sea culture.


(Istanbul, Alexandria, Athens‐Piraeus, Algiers, Beirut, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Naples, Genoa, Marseilles...)


Our Aim: 


Under this organization we aim to unite "Thalassophile" artists that find their happy places by the sea. 

In particular, these artists of target here are the lovers of the sea, the creators that lived and grew up with the sea. The artists that are familiar with and shaped by their corresponding part of the Mediterranean region.


Through a properly managed social media and website we aim to:


1. Promote any emerging career artist that use the literature, photography, history and scenery of the sea in their artistic creations.


2. Create a platform for cultivating fresh ideas revolving around the diverse Mediterranean aesthetic:

These ideas may include designs, photographs, presentations, animations, paintings, poetry...


3. Get us familiar with many more young artists along the way, by growing a community that shares the enthusiasm for the rich, hybrid culture of the Mediterranean Sea.   


The Noun Fathom is a Term of Nautical Origin: 


1. "A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water."
     "sonar says that we're in eighteen fathoms"


2. "To understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought."
      "the locals could not fathom out the reason behind his new-found prosperity"


Fathom*  the name is aligned with our aim of discovering the depths of the notions tied to the sea. The notions that can be found in the myths of the ancient world to the novels and philosophy of the modern age: From 'Odysseus' to 'Le Comte de Monte-Cristo' to 'L'Étranger'. 




(As a starting note we would like to underline the fact that this is an idea in its very first phase, thus we are infinitely flexible regarding these bullet points. They are here to provide a rough guideline on what to expect.)


1. You are an early career artist, art student or you aspire to take steps in becoming one in the near future.


2. You are located in a Mediterranean country in which the sea plays an important role in shaping lives, and your life as an artist in particular. 


3. You are committed to your creation process, you sketch, think and take critical stances on cultural issues frequently. In other words, you are in a conflict with many things in life. 


4. You strive to learn and create more of the shared nautical culture of humanity together with other artists.


To Apply:


Send to the e-mail address indicated below:


1. A small introductory paragraph about yourself.


2. A link to a portfolio, art page on Instagram or any other relevant study/work that you have done. (Very flexible on this point.)


3. Your motivations for applying in a few words.


4. Your favourite book* (optional)



About the Creator of the Initiative:


Thank you for following me thus far, I appreciate your curiosity in my open call!

As the owner of this thread, I'm an Italo-Turkish undergraduate student of Economics that desire to pursue a career in curatorial studies. I have all the numerical skills to overcome the hardships of launching an initiative. This idea of a webpage and a social media account in its initial phase is purely voluntary. In a hypothetical more advanced stage after launch, I aim to branch it into ways that would make it sustainable.





email: fathom.united [at]