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

26/10/2019 - 00:51

Call For Artists - Berlin




As a response to Institut für Alles Mögliche, Take Place I fills the 20 square meter gallery space with artists. Presented through the window wall towards the street, the work consists of live encounters between people, while the material is the artists or the artists’ presence. During the gallery’s opening hour, street passengers and visitors are welcome to come into the gallery. Once they enter the gallery, the audiences become parts of the work. With artists standing, sitting and chatting in the space, the work erases the difference between the artists and visitors. It exists as a performance, an interaction, and an immaterial experience.


In Take Place ⅠⅠ, a group of artists sitting on three rows of stadium seats inside the gallery facing the window, staring towards the street through the entire opening hours. Rather than being observed, the work is observing whatever is happening outside the gallery and creating an unfamiliar situation for both the artists and the viewers. And the work itself is held in the moments of these encounters. Through these encounters, the work challenges the viewers’ as well as the artists’ roles and participations in a work and in an exhibition, blurring the lines between the making, presenting, and experiencing of an art piece.


Exhibition dates:

Opening, 7-9 pm, Dec 11th 2019 (Take Place Ⅰ) .

Exhibition, 12-6 pm, Take Place Ⅰ on Dec 12th - 13th.

                                  Take Place ⅠI on Dec 14th - 15th.

The participation requires 2 hours from an artist each day. All participating artists will be credited (this project is not funded)

                                                                                                                                        —— Ming Lu

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The Institut für Alles Mögliche is an artistic project that sets about questioning, scrutinising and probing the institutionalisation and presentation of contemporary art. The central concept is to develop spaces of possibility in which exchange and experiences can take place. The project can be understood as an organism, as an artistic attempt to find niches and to implant a non-commercial program into the commercial structure of the municipal sphere.


A note to all artists: there are no requirements for which media you normally work on because the medium of this project is your presence in the space. There are no physical works showing in the gallery and it is not a ‘traditional exhibition’ in general sense. It is a project conducted by 150 artists who are convinced by the concept, and the project belongs to all of us. Due to the large number of the artists and the limitation of the space, it is not possible to do things that are not related to this project. Although some artists proposed very exciting works, but are not related and can’t fit into this specific concept. If you want to do something different please propose directly to Institut für Alles Mögliche.

email: [at]
25/10/2019 - 20:02

Artes amatorias Festival

CALL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL TODAY IS 2030 The 2nd edition of the Festival ‘Today is 2030’ proposes an international call for emerging artists to participate under the subtitle ‘Loving arts’. The aim of this festival is to delve deeper into the concept of love as possibility, attitude and form of resistance; acting as a force that generates links and alternative models to conceive social relationships that go beyond the mechanisms of power. The present mood is that the positive outlook for the future has been compromised by a widespread trend of imbalance between overabundance and scarcity. Humanity reveals itself as a main destructive agent in a dramatic encounter between natural history and the history of mankind. We face, without a doubt, a new awareness of heartbreak. The festival proposes to mobilize different aesthetic vocabularies to interrogate the love event, and its relationship with the transformation of society and that of the Earth. Can we talk about love as a driving force for acts of courage and transgression to inhabit the planet in another way and, why not, eroticize it? ‘Loving arts’ is a call to thought and artistic creation: imagine waking up on an ordinary day, in the middle of 2030. You look around and you make a work of artistic creation inspired by other forms of love speech. The goal is to prove or prove wrong that a planetary democratic project is possible. TERMS OF THE CALL The initiative consists of a physical exhibition that will take place in Storm And Drunk (SAD) by the end of November 2019. Additionally, some of the proposals may be developed in other spaces that host the festival, such as the Círculo de Bellas Artes (CBA) in Madrid, and others, depending on the proposal. It is also possible to participate in a virtual exhibition which will take place from December 2nd on the website:, as well as in the social networks of the project. PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS Participants may be natural persons or artistic groups of a maximum of three people, of any nationality or place of residence. They must be over 18 years of age, and they must also show proof of having devoted themselves to studies, artistic or creative works in any discipline of contemporary art for at least two years. Participants may submit original works of a multidisciplinary nature (painting, sculpture, photography, video, writing, music, texts, short format presentations, performances, papers...). Works have to relate to the theme of the current edition of the festival ‘Today is 2030. Loving arts’. The organizers are committed to transfer the selected works that will take part in the physical exhibition of the festival venues. They will take care of the collection, transportation and return of the pieces. The works are insured by the organizers. There is a payment of 280 euros to cover fees. SUBMISSION OF THE PROPOSAL Participants may submit a maximum of 3 proposals, including series made of no more than 6 works. Proposals must be accompanied by a brief explanation of the work or series in free format. They must also include a short biography of the author or collective, or a résumé, as well as the name, nationality, email address of the author or group and contact phone number. Proposals will be sent to the email address love [op] hoyes2030 [punt] love indicating if the work or series is presented to both the physical and virtual exhibitions, or to the physical display only. For any questions related to the call feel free to write an email to hola [op] hoyes2030 [punt] love DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS The call will be open from October 1st, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (gtm + 2), until November 10th, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. (gtm + 1). Any work submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. SELECTION COMMITTEE The Selection Committee will be composed of Lucía Jalón, Manuel Segade Lodeiro, Fernando Castro Flórez, among others. They will select a maximum of 15 proposals. The Committee will notify the artists of the selection of their work through email. The resolution will be made public on the project's website and its social networks, during the second half of November 2019.

email: love [at]
24/10/2019 - 09:56
South Korea

Objects: Open to works Dealing with Objectification, Found Objects, Pop Culture, and/or Consumerism

Call for Artists: Objects: Open to works Dealing with Objectification, Found Objects, Pop Culture, and/or Consumerism
CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Objects.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with objectification, found objects, pop culture, and/or consumerism.

*Deadline: November 18, 2019

*The categories include:
-Painting, Drawing, and Print
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photograph & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art

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

-Painting, Sculpture, & 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: April 15 – May 3, 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 (100-500KB recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Objects – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show processing & maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message.

email: cicamuseum [at]
22/10/2019 - 16:38

Call for Entry / The Banality of Evil in our Daily Lives Art Prize



We can all become victims of thoughtlessness in our daily lives


The Banality of Evil in our Daily Lives art competition is an open call for artists to communicate what they see as the banality of evil in our daily lives. It poses a challenge to communicate that which has never been communicated before and create a platform for groundbreaking ideas to be brought into our collectivity.


Artists the world over are invited to submit work that will use art as the language to communicate their hopes in creating a new vision for the world. 


The competition aims to provide inspiration and solutions that address the most important crisis that faces humanity today: the loss of our humanity.


The Banality of Evil in our Daily Lives is a unique art competition that will have a strong emphasis on public engagement. 


The public will be invited to moderate the selection of the first 40 art works by liking and sharing the messages presented on the BOE in our Daily Lives social media platforms.


From these 40 artworks the final contestants in each category will be nominated by the elected Jury members. Finalists are to receive a cash prize of US$2000 and will be invited to exhibit their work at an exhibition in Berlin Germany in May 2020.  


Artists whose work has been selected to be part of the competition, will receive a "Certificate" for participation in the artist call

All selected artists it will gain exposure on our social media platforms, i.e Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with targeted international campaigns

The top 10 artworks in each of the 4 categories which receive most public votes will proceed to the jury voting round and all 40 works will be exhibited at the final exhibition in Berlin, Germany.

The top 40 artists will also have their work published in a book that will document the project.

Only the winners (4) of each category will be invited to Germany to be a part of the exhibition to receive the art award.


Works can be entered in the categories of Painting & drawing, Photography & Digital Art , Sculpture and Performance art.

The opening date for entries is the 1st of November 2019

email: collette [at]
22/10/2019 - 05:43
United States

The Art of Instant Film Photography

Theme: The Art of Instant Film Photography DEADLINE: November 23, 2019 ELIGIBILITY The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. ONLINE EXHIBITION This exhibition will have 100 photographs selected by our juror All 100 photographs from the show will be included in a book available for purchase on Blurb Books. GUIDELINES Images must be shoot with an instant camera. FILE AGREEMENT FOR ACCEPTED PHOTOGRAPHERS For this online exhibition we will not print any of the images without the consent from the artist. Images will only be use for exhibition, book and promotion only. ENTRY FEE $10 per entry (an entry includes up to 10 photos) How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to: info [op] analogfilmphotographyassociation [punt] com Title the email: The Art of Instant Film Photography In the body of the email please include the following info: Your Name Exhibition Name Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name Attach up to 10 photos, as instructed below File Set Up: Jpeg files, 3MB or less each (saved). Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc… Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.

email: info [at]