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

06/03/2020 - 00:00

“Sensuality” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline April 30, 2020

| Theme:

A glance, touch, dance, flower, scent or piece of chocolate can be sensual. Our senses both protect us from and connect us joyfully to the external physical world. Our senses allow us to experience sensuality, the enjoyment, pursuit or expression of physical pleasure. Interestingly, people have continually created social rules around sensuality, from hedonism, the indulgence of appetite, to asceticism, the practice of self-denial. Tell your story about SENSUALITY 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]
04/03/2020 - 20:28
United States

Pink Flamingo: Clubs in Flux

July 17th – August 9th, 2020

Deadline: April 3rd, 2020


Pink Flamingo: Clubs in Flux seeks artists to imagine and produce their ideal multimedia music space, to be installed inside Flux Factory’s gallery. Three sequential week-long environments will provide an immersive listening experience, and culminate in a final “club night” or party. 

Selected artists or artist collectives will be responsible for building-out a “club” environment, providing or selecting music for the culminating party, and any accompanying performances or interactive programming to activate the space. Additionally, Pink Flamingo will host a 24/7 radio broadcast throughout the month, where music and audio connected to each installation will be broadcast.  

An accompanying exhibition of archival NYC club materials will be displayed in an adjacent space. Pink Flamingo seeks to explore the ephemeral nature of these urban party spaces and highlight the importance of experiential values created during many short-lived club ventures.

Thanks in part to the DCLA Disability Forward Fund, priority will be given to artists living with a disability or artists whose work addresses issues of disability and accessibility.

email: pinkflamingo [at]
04/03/2020 - 14:13

Dutch expertise on sustainable design/production methods

As part of the framework of the Shiraka programme, in collaboration with the Embassy of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands in Amman, Souq Fann is looking for a practitioner/academic from the Netherlands who can deliver workshop sessions on sustainable design/production methods for handicrafts in Arabic language. The trainer will be delivering two sessions of two days to artisans from Amman and Maan governorates. The workshops will take place in Amman and hence the trainer will be in Jordan during the following period: 17-24 June 2020.
The selected candidate will benefit from the following:
- Roundtrip tickets: Amsterdam - Amman
- Accomodation
- Lunch during training sessions
- Transfer from the airport

About Souq Fann
Souq Fann ( is an easy-to-use online platform where people can find
Jordan’s best handmade and locally-produced goods, gifts, and treasures. Souq Fann provides a platform for small-scale artists and artisans to share and sell their work online. From the comfort of their computer or mobile device, the customers can browse through hundreds of high-quality products made with pride. Souq Fann is more than just an Art Market - it is a door to new possibilities for their business. At the same time, Souq Fann gives customers around the world a window into the rich history and culture of communities across Jordan.

How to Apply
Send your application to info [op] souqfann [punt] com. Your application should include the following:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter
3. Headlines of the 2-day curriculum
4. Portfolio (if available)

email: emma [at]
04/03/2020 - 11:36

Home is... international open call for online archive

What is HOME to you? 


We're looking for contributions from people all over the world on what HOME means to them.


And that includes you.


Respond in any way you see fit. Through text, images, audio or video. Your response can be any length or take any direction. What matters is that you tell us: What Is Home To You?


If you are unsure how to respond, even something as simple as an image, a couple of sentences, or even a one-word answer will be hugely appreciated. If you wish to remain anonymous, that’s fine too! Just tell us.


Send your contributions to whatshometoyou [op] gmail [punt] com


Make sure the copyright for any contributions are yours (in short, please don’t send us photos that someone else took!). We reserve the right to present the material online in a way that we see fit (in practice, this just means we’ll tag it, categorise it and present it in a certain way).


Website and more info and ideas:


Follow us and spread the word:

Insta @whatis_hometoyou

Twitter @WhatsHomeToYou


email: whatshometoyou [at]
03/03/2020 - 18:37
United States

Call for Submissions: Big Screen Plaza #ArtOnScreen

Are you or someone you know looking for artistic exposure in NYC?


Big Screen Plaza is now accepting submissions for #ArtOnScreen, a curated series of digital and artistic programming that will be displayed throughout 2020. We’re eager to showcase work from many creative disciplines. Please note this call may not be best-suited for every type of artist or artistic discipline. However, if it matches your current artistic goals, or your work, it could be a perfect opportunity — check the guidelines below before submitting!


About Big Screen Plaza:
Big Screen Plaza is a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza in New York City that features a 30 ft. HD digital screen. Throughout the year, the screen displays a rotating collection of digital exhibitions, including photography, animation, visual art, and more. Located between the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and the art galleries of Chelsea, the plaza’s central location provides an ideal venue for generating exposure for local and international artists to engage the New York community.



• The #ArtOnScreen series is not exhibited with any audio, so all work submitted must be able to be viewed and enjoyed without any audio. That does not mean the files cannot contain audio, but please note all work will be silently displayed to the public, similar to the digital billboards in Times Square.
• Content must be suitable to be displayed publicly and viewed by an audience of all ages. 
• Please don’t send works-in-progress. All work must be completed upon submission.
• Submissions are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis. Due to the quantity of submissions, please allow up to three months for your work to be reviewed. No calls, please.



• Photography – all types!
• Studio and Visual Art
• Fashion and Art Films
• Animation of all type that is not dependent on dialogue
• Timelapse or Aerial / Drone Footage
• International or local NYC content – we screen it all
• Cutting edge, contemporary work that can engage and excite the New York public

View Our Current List of Exhibitions for Examples



• Any work that features heavily-synced dialogue (Note on subtitles in FAQ)
• Any long-form video content. Artist exhibitions per artist are 10-30 minutes each.
• Documentary content (we love it, we just find it often doesn’t work as well in this format.)
• Work that is primarily corporate-branded or advertising-based (Unfortunately we’re not looking to display mere commercials or ad-based work, though there are exceptions to every rule.)
• Any work with graphic violence or nudity
• Sculpture or any performance-based work which requires in-person or 3D display. All exhibitions will only occur by being broadcast on our digital screen. Photos of sculpture could work, but we cannot install work into our space.


Follow the URL below to enter and for more info!

email: submissions [at]
03/03/2020 - 15:10


In November 2020, Kyber Theatre organises in Cagliari (Italy) the 7th Edition of the International Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival called “The Wonders of Possible”.

LMDP Festival is the first of this kind in the whole Italy. Its aim is to promote the interrelation between artistic and technological languages.

Kyber Teatro – spin off of L’ Aquilone di Viviana (theatre and new technologies company, LMDP Festival creator and manager), addresses to Italian and International artists an Open Call to submit their projects about “Interaction between arts and technology”.

Who can attend

The participation is open to artists of every nationality, working individually or in a group of maximum 5 people.

Eligible projects

Theatre and new technologies plays
Art and new technologies performances
Installations that explore and realize the interaction between artwork, exhibition space and observers with the contribution of technology.

Application (deadline the 15th of May 2020)

The theme of LMDP Festival is the interrelation between theatre, arts and new technology.

The application must contain:

Artist’s CV;
Detailed description of the project (in PDF);
Technical rider;
Selection of max 5 photos;
Link audio / video material (Vimeo or Youtube).

The result is going to be notified only to selected projects by the Month of June 2020.

Economic conditions.

Full coverage of all the costs for the artists’ mobility to and in Cagliari (international travels, board and accommodation) and the compliance for safety standards of the space is guaranteed by Kyber teatro. Subject to agreements with our technical director, also any material required for the presentation of the performance/show/play/installation can be covered.
The Open Call winners will have the opportunity to present their work twice (performance not paid, the participation it will be free) and to hold a workshop with entrance tickets for the audience (workshop proceeds will go to the artists).


Applying for the call, artists agree that the projects should be represented at the Festival. Selected artists must provide a short biography and an abstract of the project. They also agree that the material related to the project could be published on the Festival website and/or presented to the press for promotional purposes.

Archiving process

Artists authorise Kyber Teatro – L’aquilone di Viviana to present their work, to store the material and make it accessible through the Festival’s website. All rights to the artwork and images will remain to the artist. The Organization is also entitled to document the event in all its phases through audio recordings, video or images.

Application materials must be sent by the 15th of May to: info [op] kyberteatro [punt] it

email: info [at]
02/03/2020 - 18:37

Metro1011 magazine

We are 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. Artist may submit every type of work that can be used in a printed media, we also accept pictures of visual works. For further information about the submission guidelines visit our website

email: Metrozehnelf [at]
02/03/2020 - 16:24
United States

Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, June 28 – October 4, 2020. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between the past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:


Engages with personal or family history

Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed

Borrows from the history of art

Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes

With Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and globally. In doing so, the Museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions.




About Yasmeen Siddiqui


Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, whose objective is to support interdisciplinary artists who have expressed the desire to analyze their practice, and where curatorial ideas are tested in service to publishing books. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui writes and edits, having her work published in Hyperallergic, ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is also co-editing the anthology The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). Siddiqui is a core faculty member at the School of Visual Art at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York and the Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.






April 3: Deadline for submission of artworks.

May 1: Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting.

June 19-20, 9 am to 5 pm: Deadline for receipt of all artwork.

June 27: 1st Look Preview Opening

June 28: Members and Public Openings

October 4: Exhibition closes

October 5, 8 AM –  8 PM: Artists, or their shippers, pick up artwork.

(Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).





To submit work, follow this link to the CaFÉ submission platform: 


email: rribeiro [at]
02/03/2020 - 13:28


This call for entries is opened to italian and international groups or artists that practice experimental theatre.
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE is the proposal of a work that really experiments with the dramaturgy (interpreted as scenic composition), the actor, the spectator and the scenic space.
In other words, experimental theatre is all that unconventional theatre pursuing:
the autonomy of scenic language from a written play; the redefinition of the scenic space; the  reformulation of the role and the gaze of the spectator; an original actors' training; a deep connection between the actors, the company and its poetic.


The call is opened to Italian and international individuals or groups working professionally in the field of professional theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfill the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to realize their performance.
Only artistic projects that realize an experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection. Amateur works, drama theater and performances of entertainment won’t be taken in account. The Festival commission selects both original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already debut, but which have not had an adequate circulation and / or visibility. The festival is normally not programming performances longer than 60 minutes.


Submissions have to include:

Artistic curriculum of the company or of the artist;
Artistic form and technical specifications of the performance;
link to the full video of the performance (if the proposal consists on a debut, link to a video of the rehearsals). Video material has to be viewed directly online (by a link) and they mustn’t be downloaded. Other ways of sending materials are not accepted.

Each group or artist can submit only one proposal.

All the submissions (with video links) have to be sent by e-mail to: operaprimafestival [op] gmail [punt] com writing on the object of the mail “Submission to Festival Opera Prima 2020” by 12.00 pm of the 31st March 2020.
We do not accept other ways of sending materials.
Participants authorize, pursuant to Law 196/2003 and to GDPR - European Regulation no. 2016/679, the processing of personal data and the use of the sent informations for all the purposes related to the announcement.


The selection of the performances is entrusted to the unquestionable judgment of the artistic direction of the Festival.
By submitting their candidacy, participants authorize the use of sent images for the communication and publications related to the initiative.


The contact persons of the selected projects is going to be contacted by Association Festival Opera Prima once the selection process has been completed.


The selected performances are going to be included in the 2020 edition of Festival Opera Prima.
All expenses and practices concerning organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival.
At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guest house (just for the people working in the performance).

email: operaprimafestival [at]
02/03/2020 - 03:06

International Mural by Mail: International Artists Sought!

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center in Portland, Oregon invites artists from all over the world to take part in an exciting international project by correspondence! We are looking for artists to participate in the International Mural by Mail, in which artists send 8ft x 16ft drawings back and forth through the mail, adding to them as they go, to produce a pair of large and beautiful murals. Artists are paid a $500 stipend and all postage is covered by us.
To apply, please send a portfolio of pictures of your work and a short biography to katem [op] elisabethjones [punt] art.

We look forward to hearing from you!


An exhibition space dedicated to presenting artwork that concerns ecology, social justice and other contemporary issues. 516 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR, 97209

email: katem [at]