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

15/02/2021 - 01:51
United States

Spring Exhibition: "Rise"

This spring feels especially full of renewal as we begin to rise from this pandemic, as we raise up our voices for justice, as we bloom and rise into the light.


All artists are invited to submit their work for consideration to a Virtual Exhibition curated by Play + Inspire Gallery directors, Rebecca Potts and Maria Coit.


All submissions will be considered for our social media, podcast interviews, blog, and future opportunities.

All visual arts media and international artists are invited to apply. You do not have to be an art educator to apply!

Accepted artists will be invited to share a brief video of their process and concepts, which will be included on their artist page. Videos are NOT required, but are an added bonus – a way for you to share more about your work with our audience.


6 Artists will also be invited to do an instagram live studio visit!


We will be creating several lesson plans based on the themes in the show and on individual works in the show.

Artists who are not juried into the show will receive feedback on their submission.


Deadline to Submit: March 28, 2021


Artists will be notified by April 2nd, 2021. Show runs April 16 – June 11, 2021.


Please note that there is a $20 submission fee, which supports Play + Inspire gallery as an independent curatorial platform. Play + Inspire Gallery is a curatorial collaboration between Rebecca Potts of Teaching Artist Podcast and Maria Coit of Curated for Kids. We are both artists and teachers (and parents), running these projects alongside our other work. As such, we truly understand the barrier submission fees can create, while also valuing the time and effort that goes into creative work and all the behind-the-scenes administrative work of supporting artists.


In order to break down this barrier while also valuing our own time, this is a sliding fee scale opportunity with a suggested fee of $20 to support the work that we do, but with the opportunity to apply for as low as $8 if you are unable to pay the suggested fee.

email: rebecca [at]
14/02/2021 - 21:15



This is 2021.

While we are in the world of:
AI and the Brain, Electric Vehicles and Gas Cars, 5G and 3G, Satellite Internet and Fiber-Optic Internet, Online Streaming and Cable Television, Space Travel and World Travel, Zoom and In-person Interactions, Cell Towers and Landlines, High-rise Condos and Tiny Houses, Indoor Farming and Organic Farming, Cryptocurrencies and Cash, Job and Jobless, Vaccines and Immune Systems…

What are you looking forward to in 2021?


An Artist a Day… welcomes:  visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, performance artists, architects and designers, alike!


Friday, March 5th, 2021, 6:30 PM EST


Submit anything you like to response to this question: What Are You Looking Forward to in 2021?  Make your response fit on our template.  You can work on a screen, print it out as paper, canvas, etc.

Submit your multimedia response as a Vimeo or YouTube link on our template.  To present your multimedia response, create anything to fit on our template, a screenshot, a drawing,  a line of words, or…  And, should include a YouTube or Vimeo link somewhere on the template.

Our template is a supported ground for the creative act (Marcel Duchamp, April, 1957).

Please CLICK HERE to download our template.


Your submission should include the following two steps:

1. Fill out the online submission form.

2. And, email your digital file as a JPG/JPEG file at hello [op] anartistaday [punt] org

Please put the subject line: 2021-Last Name, First Name

Your submitted digital file should follow:
Please name your file as: 2021-Last Name, First Name


Image Resolution: 72 dpi
Image Pixel Size: At least 4032 x 3024 px


Selected artists will be notified by April 15th, 2021.

An Artist a Day… will tweet and publish selections on our website on April 15th, 2021.

The publishing schedule of selected works is April 15, 2021–Ongoing.

email: hello [at]
11/02/2021 - 16:02

Applications Open For Video | Photographers, Videographers, Motion Designers | WindowSight



Are you a motion artist or designer, videographer, time-lapse photographer, 2D or 3D animator, VJ, or work with new media, Cinema 4D artist or After Effects...?


Well hello there. We are opening a call for artists who make LOOPABLE videos of 1 minute maximum.


See all requirements and apply now at !

Regular applications are open as always


WindowSight is a streaming service for art.

Users can watch your art in HD on their TV and you get paid per streams of your content.


More Information:


Application and Requirements:


WindowSight is exclusive to active professional visual artists (photographers, illustrators, painters, video and digital artists, motion graphic artists…). In order to apply we will require links to your work, our team will validate that you are active as an artist and that you have a demonstrable professional career.


Applications are completely free. We aim to provide an alternative income that can ease and increase the artists’ recognition as professionals and overall, enhance quality in the arts.


Before applying, make sure your art’s resolution is suitable for high quality TV display (8MP for image / 1080×1080 for video) and that you have at least 30 artworks to share on WindowSight. Bear in mind that if your artwork is not naturally digital, it must be digitized in appropriate conditions to ensure a good experience when displayed.


Artists whose applications are accepted will be sent an agreement with the terms to sign. Memberships can be cancelled at any time. No exclusivity is required. While we assess your application, make sure you try two weeks of WindowSight Premium for free to see what your art would look like!


About WindowSight: 

WindowSight is a new platform that connects professional artists worldwide with art lovers in a high quality digital experience: Artists publish their work in high definition and users worldwide can enjoy it on their TVs. Artists get paid directly through the subscription fees of the users that have watched them, on a monthly basis.


WindowSight For Artists:

Video Open Call: 



Check out the app:

Contact us: artist [op] windowsight [punt] com


email: artist [at]
09/02/2021 - 22:08
United States

Open Call: Dance Film Submissions

Sans Souci's 18th Call for Entries
Open Call: Dance Film Submissions
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema proudly invites submissions of film and video works that integrate dance and cinematography for our 17th annual festival season. We encourage submissions from all artists regardless of credentials and affiliations.
Early Bird Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Final Deadline: Apr 4, 2021
Submission fees vary by category. 


Submit on FilmFreeway.

Please see our website or our FilmFreeway page to read the complete rules and regulations before submitting. Keep an eye on and our Facebook page to stay up to date on news and deadlines!
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is a niche film festival based in Boulder, Colorado (USA), screening works in our hometown, across the USA, and around the world. With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.

New this year, we've adjusted our categories to invite the widening spectrum of contemporary works. Before submitting, please see the descriptions of each category on our FilmFreeway page.
▪        dance film - short (< 16 min)
▪        dance film - long (> 16 min)
▪        dance documentary - short (< 16 min)
▪        dance documentary - long (> 16 min)
▪        performance documentation / hybrid (< 16 min only)
▪        music video (< 5 min only)
▪        micro short (< 1 min only)
▪        youth directors - age 18 & under (< 3 min only)
▪        student director - age 19 & over (< 5 min only)
▪        first time filmmaker — non student, age 19 & over (<5 min only)

Other News This Year
If the submission fee creates a financial barrier to your entry, Sans Souci may be able to help. For the first time ever, we’re offering a limited number of submission fee waivers and fee assistance to those with financial hardship. If you’d like to apply for this program, please submit an application form (available on the Submit page on our website) by the Early Bird Deadline of February 28. You’ll be notified shortly after the Early Bird Deadline whether or not you’ve been selected for a waiver. If not, you’ll still receive the Early Bird Deadline price for submission.
As stated in our mission and values, increasing equitable access to dance cinema festivals is a high priority for us. If you have questions about this, please feel free to reach out. Submitting the form does not guarantee receiving a waiver. Receiving fee assistance does not grant acceptance to the festival. All films submitted must go through curation, and may or may not be accepted for screening.
Please see our Submit Page or our FilmFreeway page to read the complete rules and terms before submitting. Keep an eye on and our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on news and deadlines!

email: sanssoucifestival [at]
09/02/2021 - 13:16

BBA Artist Prize 2021

Who can apply

Anyone, really. This is an international call, open to all media, all ages above 18, all genders, all career paths, stages and all educational backgrounds.

Who will select

An international jury of high ranking industry professionals judge the entries, they look for the artist which shows the highest potential, outstanding creativity with professionalism, and who has most convincingly and skilfully executed a concept or work.

Longlisted artists

30 longlisted artists will be featured on the website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.

Shortlisted artists

10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists get to exhibit in a groupshow and are eligible to win the 3 Prizes. In addition each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR and social media channels.
 Group exhibition during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2021

The exhibition of the shortlisted artists and the announcement of the Prize winners is a highlight during Gallery Weekend Berlin from 30th April to 2nd May 2021. The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and attracts art enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world.

The prizes

1st Prize
Solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022
Cash prize 1000 €
Artsy profile

2nd Prize
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 500 €

3rd Prize
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 300 €

Shortlist exhibition at Kühlhaus Berlin

The Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most favoured venues for art and cultural events. It is a heritage building at Gleisdreieck, a central and well-known location in Berlin.
The BBA Artist Prize 2021 exhibition is showing on the 5th floor of the building, which offers the following: Exhibiting space of over 600 m2, lift entrance, wheelchair accessible, WC facilities.
The vast space allows for the presentation of about a dozen artists and a variety of media – from video art, installed projections, time-based media through to sculptural works. Brick walls alternate with a classic white cube style – so that paintings, photography and print works each find a perfect spot.

Enter early and get promoted on our social media during the month of February.

Deadline: Monday 15 March 2021 (midnight CET)

#opencall #artistopportunity #callforentries #artistprize

email: opencall [at]
09/02/2021 - 11:14


Independent & Image Art Space (Chongqing, China) presents an online exhibition open call with the theme of “REWRITE REALITY”.



Our lives are being rewritten almost every day. All kinds of inventions, new technologies are rapidly produced on a daily basis and are continuously applied to human life. It is even more obvious now when the pandemic continues to spread. As many people have to stay at home, virtual experiences such as online shopping, online chatting, and video conferencing become a major life trend quickly, giving resolutions to people’s problems. The vaccination that we call for is becoming a reality in 2021, bringing hope to overcome the disease. Can the rewriting of these lifestyles make human beings happier? How does our mind adapt to the life that is constantly being rewritten? Faced with the continually changing world, will the expectations for the future be rewritten accordingly? Under the expectation-satisfaction cycle, can human beings be truly satisfied, or just live as an insatiable desire machine?


March 20, 2021 – April 17, 2021


March 10, 2021 at 11.59 p.m. GMT+8


March 15, 2021


There is no limit on the art medium, size, year of production, artist age, or nationality, but the submitted works should respond to the exhibition theme “REWRITE REALITY”.


- 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 and widely promoted;
- showcase the selected works on the internationally influential art platform: ARTLAND;
- Chinese-English bilingual artist promotion on popular Chinese social media: WeChat Public Account, Art Express App and ZAIYI App, on the platform: MEDIUM, and on international social media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook;
- priority to our further events, including offline exhibitions in our Chongqing space, art projects, art fairs in China and internationally and other art events.


- All artists will be considered for any further events, including offline exhibitions in our Chongqing space, art projects, art fairs in China and internationally and other art events;
- Submitted works will be promoted to our social media if we think suitable.


- Artist retains the sole copyright for the images;
- Submitted images can be available for public viewing on our website and social media, including in relation to promotional activities for the exhibition;
- All display images will be credited with their artist name.


- $50 up to 6 works;
- Submission fees are non-refundable.




email: info [at]
09/02/2021 - 05:27
United Kingdom

Working Artist Open Call (Deadline: 28 February 2021)

Working Artist is an independent, printed art magazine created by creatives for creatives. Our aim is to make a statement and support other artists by presenting their artworks. We accept submissions by professionals and amateurs, of all ages and from all locations. 


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: 28 February 2021 


Submit images by email (high quality images)


A brief bio about the artist / artwork 


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


Free to enter.

email: submit [at]
09/02/2021 - 04:51

CLIMAX. Visual Art International Contest, 1st Ed. (Cri de Femmes Festival).

CRI DE FEMMES FESTIVAL (FWI) invites artists all over the world to submit their art to its first 

international Visual Art contest. For our 10 years of commitment, we are changing our ways! We want a stronger involvement. We are launching this first visual arts competition of the festival, thanks to partners (entrepreneurs, associations) who are committed to our side. They will offer or fund the prizes!


What the members of the jury will decide on is the strength of the artist's commitment, his sensitivity and his understanding of the issues that affect women: gender violence (intersectionality, domestic violence, etc.) but also who will have best dealt with the theme with regard to the aforementioned criteria:

"CLIMAX" means "orgasm" in English, but also "apogee, peak, apex". We have a thought (ulterior motive) for the environment: CLIMAX / CLIMA / CLIMATE. It is a question of marrying these two causes. #EcoFeminism?

VISUAL ARTS: installation, painting, photography, drawing, performance, short film ... etc.

At the end of the competition, the presentation of prizes at the opening or finishing, an online gallery (during and beyond the competition), a physical exhibition of all the participants.
Take up the challenge! It's about getting involved!



And many other.

Info & Applications at: neftapoetry [op] live [punt] fr
Your proposals will be submitted to the jury.


email: neftapoetry [at]
09/02/2021 - 04:00
United States

Who's Next

Operation A.R.T.S Foundation Inc in partnerships with Urban Revolution Underground and Sonor Wines America would like to announce the kickoff of two awesome contests for creatives! The first contest is for visual artists; an Illustrator Comic Contest with our partners Urban Revolution Underground.  Visual artists will compete for the chance to have their artwork become part of the comic series! The second contest we would like to announce is the  Sonor Wines America - Music competition, where musicians of all genres will compete for the chance to have their music infused into wine! Both contests have an entry fee of $20 and will end on March 2nd. We will open up public voting from 3/2-3/17 so you can pick your fan favorites for the top 10 finalists. Then our panel of industry leaders will decide the winner of the Wine Competition. Our Local celebrity judges will include Maximilian Bachmann the owner of Sonor Wines America,  Mollie Coleman of High Caliber Events, Billy Lyve of Wisdom Court Entertainment, and two of the musicians of the previous wine bottles of 2018, Ronnie Dicchico & Alex Gordez. The winners of both contests will be announced during our live virtual event hosted on March 26th  from 7-9 PM on Facebook Live and YouTube. Like our social media pages and share the event for a chance to win free fashion wearables or wine! Our sister nonprofit, Beats For A Better Tomorrow Foundation will be supporting the event production to help us create a one of a kind virtual experience. Join our growing movement of strategic collaboration to build a foundation and standard for career creatives. Together we can make the world more artful.

Entry Ends: 3/2

Public Voting: Opens 3/2 -3/17

Live Event: 3/26/21 (7-9 PM)



Facebook Page:


email: teamoperationarts [at]
08/02/2021 - 10:55

CALL "Opera Creation Journey"

About enoa


Enoa is a European network of opera academies which supports and accompanies artists from the operatic sector – creative artists and performers – in developing their professional careers. 

After ten years of international cooperation in the field of training and creation, the network is convinced that the future of opera in Europe depends on opening the sector up to a more diverse range of artists, together with an expansion of the repertoire to include innovative operas reflecting the issues of the world today. 

enoa, with the support of the Creative Europe programme, is thus renewing its commitment to artists and creation.


About the "Opera Creation Journey"


This "Opera Creation Journey" is the first phase of our mission to make room for new works that mutually enforce diversity and excellence. If your project is chosen for advancement with the network, you could have the opportunity to:


•Pitch your opera at Opera Europa and associated networks

•Have institutional support in ensuring the future of your opera through finding producing partners/commission opportunities

•Be commissioned by enoa members and their partners

•Get support for producing your opera and presenting it on stage

more  info:




Who are we looking for

- A diverse creative team, with at least one composer / music creator

- Performers are welcome as long as they apply as creator / project leader

- The team members must be able to understand English and be European based

- No age limit

About your project:

- You have a clear project concept in the early stages of its development

- The enoa-network is open to every formal or informal artistic background, but the artistic concept of your project aims for the highest standard

- Your project concept should be innovative and challenge the current opera landscape, telling stories that are underrepresented in the world of opera.




Enoa  offers time and space to develop your innovative new opera on our ‘Opera Creation Journey’ through mentorship, research and development time (Labs) and career



How to apply


Fill in the online application form before 3 March 2021:

email: ann [at]