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

08/07/2020 - 00:47

“Isolation” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline August 31, 2020

| Theme:

Around the world for the past few months, people have been isolating to protect each other. Yet even before the pandemic, we have all felt isolated at one time or another. Feeling separate from others is a part of the human experience. Isolation can reflect a physical, emotional or intellectual separation. Isolation can be voluntary or forced upon us. It can be a healing respite and teach us and give us space to grow. Or, it can be a miserable torment. Many of our life choices are intended to meet our need to feel connected. Share your literal, abstract or in-between interpretation of ISOLATION.


| 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]
07/07/2020 - 13:33


Open Call for photography or video projects on the topic of ‘Passion’. Free to Apply. Winners will receive equipment rental prizes from Wedio, get featured in ARTCONNECT Magazine and promoted extensively across both of our networks.


Creativity and passion go hand in hand. Passion fuels creativity and makes it possible for even the most challenging projects to succeed. In this call we would like you to submit a recent project that demonstrates what passion means to you.



1 First prize winner will receive:

  • * 200 euro worth of equipment rental from Wedio
  • * Feature in ARTCONNECT Magazine (200k views/month)
  • * Feature in Wedio’s blog
  • * Announcement on both Wedio and ARTCONNECT’s website and social media


1 Runner up will receive:

  • * 100 euro worth of equipment rental from Wedio
  • * Feature in ARTCONNECT Magazine (200k views/month)
  • * Feature in Wedio’s blog

Honorable Mentions
3 x Honorable Mentions, to be published in ARTCONNECT Magazine and shared on our social media channels.


APPLY - It's free, no participation fee


Visit ARTCONNECT for details and to apply. 

DEADLINE: July 19, 2020 -- 23:59 CEST

email: justin [at]
07/07/2020 - 08:57

24th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that honors outstanding works in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. The festival has awarded prizes to significant, creative works of artistic value since its establishment in 1997, and through its annual Exhibition of Award-winning Works, it has offered the public an opportunity to directly appreciate these celebrated works, and also to participate in related events such as symposia and artists’ lectures.


The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (October 5, 2019 – September 4, 2020).

From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2021. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo.

In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plan that utilize the characteristics of its facilities of organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival.


[Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Divisions]

■ Entry Period:

July 1, 2020 – September 4, 2020 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

■ Awards:

For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, Special Achievement Awards (Certificate, trophy) will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to individuals or groups who have made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions. Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections.

Media Arts Festival Award

Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen

Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen

Social Impact Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen

* This award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.

New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen

U-18 Award: Certificate

* This award will be given to the excellent work by an artist born on or after April 2, 2003 or a unit/group that includes him/her as its members.

Entries must be submitted online. Submission of entries is free of charge.

Entry site:

For additional information, visit the website:

email: jmaf [at]
07/07/2020 - 00:26
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Autumn Edition: Issue 19

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.

There is no specific theme for this call for art.

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:

DEADLINE: August 13th, 2020 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 13th August – Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Projet Pangée (Montreal, Canada)*:


Julie Côté, founder and head curator;
Sophie Latouche and Michelle Bui, gallery associates and curators.


Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images of the submitted works 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.


*Projet Pangée is a contemporary art gallery based in Montreal, Canada. The gallery cultivates insightful exhibitions that engage both artist and viewer in aesthetic and theoretical dialogues. In seeking contemporary artists working within a diversity of mediums, Projet Pangée aims to foster fresh and evolving conversations. Such trajectories begin with a focus on emerging artists and open up to a mandate that generates new perspectives by reinforcing art communities both locally and abroad.
The current team is Julie Côté (founder and head curator), Sophie Latouche (gallery associate and curator), and Michelle Bui (gallery associate and curator). Projet Pangée’s structure is defined by the various knowledge and interests of each member, playing into the identity of this evolving gallery. 

email: info [at]
06/07/2020 - 05:04
United States

The Museum of Dead Words: The Online Series

Since 2017, the Museum of Dead Words, an interactive hip-hop theatre show by playwright, MC, and educator, Dyalekt, has sought to inspire action and empathy in the mercurial age of the Internet. The impacts of Covid-19 and global resistance against systemic oppression have reinstated our thinking of this show as a space for collaborative dialogue as we navigate together ever-evolving challenges to community and conversation. In an online series of panel discussions, interviews, community conversations, live art happenings, and excerpts from the live show, we will unpack one word from the museum per week between September 7 and November 22.


Since we can't be in a physical "museum" together, we're asking makers, game designers, architectural designers, installation artists, and all other physical or virtual 3D artists and creators to visualize an environment specific to one of the 11 words below, to be toured virtually during The Online Series:














Interested applicants should submit a written proposal and a link to previous work online via There is no fee to enter. Selected artists will receive a $100 stipend. International artists 18 years or older with access to a camera and the internet are eligible to apply. Artist teams may apply. Please read the full prospectus on our website at


Submission Deadline: Extended Through July 13, 11:59 pm EST

Notification of Acceptance: Monday, July 20

Finished Work Completed: Monday, August 24

The Online Series: Week of September 7 – Week of November 16

email: kristenacrouch [at]
05/07/2020 - 15:37

Risk Society: call for essays and artworks

Risk Society

Transdisciplinary journal that investigates global and local cultures of risks 


Call for essays, artworks and book reviews.


Extended deadline: 1 September 2020


Societies worldwide face unprecedented future uncertainties. The information age allows for new perceptions on risks, which increasingly began to play a central role in policies and broader decision-making. Today, the growing amount of data on biodiversity loss, destructive nanotechnology, global pandemics, and other high-stakes scenarios leave present policy makers primarily tasked with reducing the possibility of something 'bad' or 'worse' to happen in the future. The term 'Risk Society' describes how modern societies deal with these high levels of uncertainty created by modernity itself. However, as Anthony Giddens points out when elaborating on Ulrich Becks' famous work, "The idea of 'risk society' might suggest a world which has become more hazardous, but this is not necessarily so. Rather, it is a society increasingly preoccupied with the future (and also with safety), which generates the notion of risk." In contrast to what seemingly 'objective' data implies, risks are first and foremost speculative narratives that emerge from cultural and historical contexts. In this regard it is more and more important to understand that precarity and uncertainty are not just conditions that will pass, but function as new forms of governance that shape the current state of the world.  In short, risks do not only affect the world hereafter, but future speculations also fundamentally impact societies in the present day.


Risk Society, an interdisciplinary publication that deals with local and global cultures of risks, encourages contributions for its debut issue. We believe that a sharper lens is needed to be brought to bear on alternative models of measurement and thinking, and on the way how regelation regimes regenerate social, economic and political power structures. We invite scholars, investigative journalists and artists to elaborate on how certain risks are understood, weaponized, manipulated and produced. More than ever we feel public discussions should be focusing on complex perspectives that are easily overshadowed by dominant media discourses. Therefore, while approaching risks as an intellectual terrain, we especially welcome contributions of empiric cases that illustrate how risk narratives are sites for social ordering. Moreover, we notice that existing explorations and alternative knowledge systems often struggle to translate theory into practice. We especially encourage thinkers to consider and develop alternative models of knowledge, governance and praxis.


Although definitely not limited to, contributions might cover the topics of bodily, psychological and spiritual health, labor security, the environment, technological developments and dataism, religious traditions, cryptocurrency, poverty, and space exploration and governance. We encourage and seek decentralized dialogues, in which different voices can coexist and create different narratives of the future. We welcome critical pieces from thinkers and practitioners that provide:

Insights on the creation and use of risk narratives from a global, meso and local perspective.
Possibilities for alternative models of knowledge, measurement and narration that acknowledge ambiguity, complexity and diversity when facing the future and all of its uncertainties.
Ways to challenge and disrupt the nexus between risk and power and develop alternative designs for how risks might be governed, presented, discussed and disseminated.
Elaborations on the ethical issues attached to current regulation regimes concerning the question of liability, blame and the enforcement of human and non-human ontologies.


We welcome textual submissions and book reviews of ca. 1500 words each. Accepted visual forms include new media, sound, audio visual essays, photographs and others. Selected projects will be published digitally in Risk Society #1 in the Fall of 2020. Submissions accompanied with a short CV can be send before 1 September 2020 to sarah [op] risksociety [punt] org.


Please visit for more information on the editorial and other projects and events.



Contact: Sarah Bijlsma sarah [op] risksociety [punt] org




email: sarah [at]
05/07/2020 - 06:50

ID PRO QUO 0 Call for contributions

ID Pro Quo, taken from the Latin phrase 'Quid Pro Quo' looks at the value we put on our privacy in today’s society.  Many of us share our private lives via social media on a daily basis. Online, we are constantly asked to accept cookies and give consent to our location and activity being tracked in return for the services those websites provide. Recently many of us have even been asked to download an app in exchange for easing restrictions in our respective countries during the COVID-19 crisis.


In this collaborative artwork, Liam Herne asks relevant questions: 
How much do you value your personal information? 
Would you share some in return for art? ​​​​​​​


The premise is simple.
​​​​​​​ Fill in a simple online form which takes less than 5 minutes, making sure to complete all fields marked necessary,and in return you will receive a limited edition MEME artwork from the artist. Artworks can be posted to anywhere in the world or emailed if you prefer a digital copy.

The information received will be displayed by the artist in the form of a webpage
in the following weeks after all information has been collected.


Project runs until 16th July.

Project is facilitated by nextdoor ari.

Form and more information on the project can be found at

email: liamherne [at]
04/07/2020 - 21:34

Moinho Cine Fest

1. Definition
1.1. Moinho Cine Fest only accepts micro and nano films. The festival considers that the duration of the micro films is until to 05:00 (mm:ss) and the nano films is until 01:00 (mm: ss).
1.2. The Moinho Cine Fest is organized by ANARTEM – Associação Cultural e and directed by André Almeida Rodrigues, a Portuguese filmmaker.
1.3. The 3rd edition will take place in April 2021 in União das Freguesias Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões, Matosinhos, Portugal.

2. Goals
2.1. Be a showcase of the panorama of world film production in 2019 and 2020, promoting itself as a meeting point for “all world cinema”.
2.2. Want a total length of animation, documentary, fiction, experimental films, music videos and fashion films and a similar number of films from Portugal (host country), Europe, Asia and Oceania, Africa and Americas (North, Central and South).

3. Competitive sections
3.1. Nano Films
3.2. Mobile Films: Films with images that must be shooted with a smartphone or tablet. The sound can be recorded with other equipment.
3.3. Micro Films.
3.4. Music Videos: Nano and Micro Films.
3.5. Fashion Films: Nano and Micro Films.
3.6. Local Films: Films produced by associations based in Custóias, Leça do Balio and Guifões parish. The creation of this section is subject to the minimum result of a pre-selection of three films, which is the responsibility of the festival direction.

4. Conditions of Submission
4.1. Production after January 1, 2019.
4.2. Directors of any age or nationality can participate.
4.3. The theme is free except defamatory, threatening, pornographic, racist, ethnically offensive, or otherwise violating Portuguese law. That is, films that are in any way inappropriate are banned.
4.4. International films must be subtitled in English.
4.5. There is no limit on the number of films that each participant can submit for the festival, as long as they respect the rules of this regulation.
4.6. Accepts films submited in previous editions but which were not selected. To submit again, please, ignore the message: “You have previously submitted this project to this festival.”
4.7. Selected films from previous editions of the Festival are not accepted.
4.8. There is no premiere policy and the films may be published online.
4.9. In the competitive sections, films made and produced by people connected to the organizing entity are not accepted.
4.10. It is the participant’s responsibility to indicate the section in which the film is competing in the act of submission.

5. Copyright
5.1. Copyright are the sole responsibility of its author.
5.1.1. Each participant will ensure that the films are his/her own, taking the responsibility for the content of the movie and that the movie does not infringe any copyright, related rights or industrial property rights of any third party.
5.1.2. In case of including people, each participant guarantees to have authorization of the same for their exhibition, being responsible for any violation of the right to the image, the reserve of the intimate life and others.

6. Submissions
6.1. Until 11:59 PM (GMT) on December 31.
6.2. It is mandatory to be submit through the FilmFreeway platform, through the website
6.3. Submissions fee:
6.3.1. June 2020: Free
6.3.2. July 2020: 1 EUR
6.3.3. August 2020: 2 EUR
6.3.4. September 2020: 3 EUR
6.3.5. October 2020: 4 EUR
6.3.6. November 2020: 5 EUR
6.3.7. December 2020: 6 EUR
6.4. Payment of submission fee is made directly on the indicated platform.
6.5. The submissions fees are non-refundable.
6.6. The free submission period is in June 2020. There are only fee waivers to Local Films.

7. Competition selection
7.1. It is the responsibility of the festival direction to select all the films scheduled.
7.2. The results of the official selection will be communicated on January 15, 2021 by email and on the festival’s website and social networks.

8. Screening fees
8.1. In the competitive sections Nano Films, Mobile Films and Micro Films, the organizer entity pays each film 0.05 EUR per second without credits.
8.2. In the Competitive Local Movies section, the organizer does not pay an exhibition fee.
8.3. Guest films don’t have payment of a screening fee.
8.4. The screening fee is paid through PayPal within 31 days after the end of the festival to an account indicated by the participant.

9. Screening Copy
9.1. The screening copy must be in MP4 format and must be sent together with the following information to the catalog: Synopsis, one frame and World, European or Portuguese Premiere, if applicable.
9.2. If the festival does not receive what was requested in point 9.1 until January 31, the film is automatically excluded from Moinho Cine Fest and another film is selected.
9.3. The festival may exceptionally accept screening copy in other format than that specified.

10. Guest
10.1. In each edition, an international film festival will be invited to screening in out of completion three nano films and/or micro films.
10.2. Filmmakers may also be invited to screening until to their three nano films and/or micro films in out of competition.
10.3. The directors/producers of the selected films will be invited to be present during the festival.
10.4. The organizer entity will not pay screening fees for guest films.
10.5. The copyright of the invited films is the responsibility of the authors.
10.6. Os direitos de autor dos filmes convidados são da responsabilidade dos seus autores.
10.7. The organization entity doesn’t pay for travel, accommodation, meals or other expenses associated with travel of participants. That is, if the participants wish to be present at Moinho Cine Fest, they will be entirely responsible for all costs associated.

11. Judge
11.1. It will consist of five individuals invited by the festival direction.
11.2. The jury’s constitution will be announced on the festival’s website and social networks in a timely manner.
11.3. The Jury may decide to award Honorable Mentions.
11.4. The Jury will not award prizes ex aequo.

12. Awards
12.1. The films present in the Festival’s Competitive Sections compete for the following prizes:
12.1.1. Best Film;
12.1.2. Best Nano Film;
12.1.3. Best Mobile Film;
12.1.4. Best Portuguese Film;
12.1.5. Best Portuguese Nano Film;
12.1.6. Best Portuguese Mobile Film;
12.1.7. Best Local Film;
12.1.8. Best Animation;
12.1.9. Best Documentary;
12.1.10. Best Experimental Film;
12.1.11. Best Fiction;
12.1.12. Best Music Video;
12.1.13. Best Fashion Film;
12.2. The Best Film Award consists of a cash prize of 200EUR, a trophy and a certificate.
12.3. The other prizes are 50 EUR and a certificate.
12.4. Prizes are paid via PayPal within 31 days after the end of the festival to an account indicated by the participant.

13. Others Subjects
13.1. The official languages of Moinho Cine Fest are Portuguese and English.
13.2. The selected films may be part of non-commercial exhibitions/extensions as part of the Festival’s promotion. These exhibitions are not entitled to payment of an exhibition fee.

14. Omissions
The festival direction reserves the right to decide on cases not provided for in these Regulations as well as to make the necessary changes, giving timely notice to all interested parties.

15. Final Subject
The submission for pre-selection and participation in the different competitive sections of Moinho Cine Fest implies the reading of this Official Regulation as well as its acceptance.

email: moinhocinefest [at]
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



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