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

10/04/2019 - 17:04
United States

CORAL PROJECTS - Open Call for Underwater Artworks due May 5

We are accepting submissions for proposals at our partner site Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary in Jamaica! EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 5. Our portal is open on our website: We can’t wait to see your ideas and bring them to life!

Prepare the following: 
10 jpeg images of related works (15 for a collective)
              titled lastname_firstname_01.jpg with a length of 1000 pixels on the longest side 
A list of works: include only the filename, artwork title, date, size, material and a one sentence description of the image.
A brief bio (300 words max, include country of birth and country of residence)
A brief statement about your motivations to create an underwater piece (300 words max)
Up to 2 proposals with a sketch and brief narrative project description
a link to your website and contact information
$10 submission fee (wavied for Jamaicans born or living in the country. If you are not Jamaican and have a hardship, email us at info {at} coralprojects {dot} com for waiver consideration.)

Submissions that are incomplete or that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Please triple check your work prior to submitting.


Some frequently asked questions:

Who will be considered for Coral Projects? 
This is an international art exhibition permanently sited at a fish sanctuary. Our first partnership is with Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary in Jamaica. Therefore 25% of our commissioned artists will be from Jamaica and all projects will be judged on merit along with the conceptual and visual framework of the exhibition.

We are accepting applications from artists from all over the world with a 5-year minimum exhibition history. No students at this time. (We will have opportunities for students later, so students, cook up your ideas!) For all applicants, please be specific about your country of birth and where you live now in your bio. Jamaican passport and birth certificate holders will be highlighted for consideration for the slots reserved for Jamaican artists and also considered for the other slots as well. If you are Jamaican and living in Jamaica, we will consider applications with shorter exhibition histories.

What are you looking for in the proposals?
We are in the ideas collecting phase. We have a beautiful site at OBFS (see page.) We will be working with each selected artist to adapt and adjust his or her proposals as needed after considering materials, concepts and site visits. Since most artists do not work as underwater creators, anticipate an editting phase before your ideas will be finalized. This call is not like most public art calls in that we are interested in your points of inspiration and your dreamed up ideas in this phase. Do not get too caught up on precision or details, the micro. Share your macro ideas with us.

What materials can be added to the reef?
All sculptures will be made of entirely ocean-friendly materials. We want to only help, not hurt!
Approved materials are ceramics, glass elements/ pieces, limestone, volcanic lava, untreated wood, some steel alloys, raw aluminum, natural fibers, animal horns or bones (found or repurposed only)... We are open to considering other materials that inspire you, but they must be ocean-friendly.
Our artworks will permanentally be installed on the seafloor and reef, so they will change with the ocean environment and some of these materials will change and possibly disappear sooner, such as wood and fibers. We will be working with our selected artists on material sourcing. For us, the project is a success when an eel has made a home in an intriguing sculpture and baby corals proliferate across it!

Is it safe to mount artwork to the reef?
Yes. The sanctuary was created to bring the dying reef back. Whereas they’ve made big strides, there’s still plenty of spots for us to place pieces that will not harm the reef.

What size should my proposed piece be?
We don’t have a specific anwer to this one. OBFS is along the shoreline with waters ranging from the beach to about 30 feet deep. (See our page about OBFS.) We aim to site pieces in the 10 to 18 foot deep areas. The reef has exisiting coral structures that reach up towards the surface. You can propose sculptures for the open sandy areas or to be sited with the exisiting corals. We call these artworks Land Art, which suggests the sense of scale we are going for, so think of Smithson’s Spiral Jetty or Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels. The pieces will be substantial. We will be considerate of exisiting coral growth and site the pieces around the corals. We aim to solely help the corals and the reef life! 

When will the artworks be placed at OBFS?
This will happen incrementally over a few years. The first piece will be this Summer! Summer is the best time to place pieces in the ocean, with calmest waters, so we will fabricate and site pieces over the Summer. We have a plan for production of all approved materials on island.

What is the budget?
We are focused on the ideas and concepts at this juncture. There is a decent budget for each piece. Do not focus on that right now. Ideas are the key!

We are so excited to see your work and your underwater ideas!

email: info [at]
09/04/2019 - 01:16
United States

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

For the 16th marvelous season, Sans Souci announces its annual call for entries. We'll curate dance cinema submissions from around the world, then the accepted films will be screened at events in Boulder County, Colorado (USA). Once films become a part of our archive, they may be invited to our national and international tours. Before submitting, please read complete rules and regs.
Submit your film through Film Freeway.

Final Deadline - $50 - April 19, 2019 
Accepted artists notified by July 30, 2019 
Screenings from September to November 2019 

email: submissions [at]
08/04/2019 - 14:43

Get featured in Artqol Magazine

Spread the story of your art practice!


Artqol magazine is a curated collection of stories behind artists and their works, promoting Artqol's contemporary artists and curator members, with focuses on conceptual, expressive, social, political and environmental art practices. 

The magazine is digitally distributed directly to international art professionals, including curators, artists, galleries and art institutions.


Application deadline for the next issue:

May 7th 2019


Join Artqol

email: artqol [punt] contact [op] gmail [punt] com

email: [at]
08/04/2019 - 11:03
United Kingdom

Critical Moss -- Making Art Work outside the Metropolitan Bubble

Call for participation in a book project


The title of this project * is a play on words, artists may be like stones, rolling to places beyond their original intention, far from the critical buzz afforded by art school crits, first nights, gallery visits and rapid transit systems. The research will seek to identify methodologies  for artists in isolated settings to 'kickstart' their practice -- absent a critical mass of fellow artists.


It seems obvious that Art exists in a setting of dialogue. In its viewing, its reception the dialogue exists between the viewer and the artwork and in most cases is beyond the control of its creator. In its inception however, there is a wider conversation between the Artist , the artwork and the context in which the Artist finds herself. This wider conversation may be a rehearsal for a later reception dialogue, to make the artwork fit for purpose, working on the question 'what is the artist trying to say' through the artwork as mouthpiece.


This question may not have an easy answer during a great part of the preparation. A figurative work can perhaps be judged in the extent to which it evokes the subject matter. An abstract artwork may be self justified by its adherence to a formal working method but overall a significant factor in addressing the above question is a discussion formed as words and not mark making. No longer representing things, rather making work about ideas must surely necessitate realising some [small] part of the idea as words.


Thus I am arguing that the context, mentioned above is found as words, interior or exterior to the artist. Art is not made in a Silence. Outside of a metropolitan 'bubble' access to a critical context may not be freely available and the purpose of my research is to understand fellow artists' response to this shortfall both in their words and in executed artwork. In particular I should like to reach out to and include practitioners for whom a material art object may not be the objective. 


To thank you for your assistance I shall make a casebound, hardback book of your contributions. The book will feature 20 (approx. ) artists with images and facing text. Each selected participant will receive a free copy and further copies will be made available at cost. 


Initially, complete the form below, including  an image and an account (200 words) to reflect your work and working method  with a URL for other relevant work. You must confirm that you own copyright in the image and text. With your permission, it could be helpful if I or a fellow researcher might conduct a short telephone interview if we intend to print your contribution.


Please also say how you found this call.


On progress the selected image must be available in hi-res (2500 x 2500 pixels) -- the artist will at all times retain control of copyright both of image and text.The text of the book will be published in English, if not your first language the editor may be able to help with language issues.


Any Questions or Problems with this form please email on the address below

Deadline 30/09/2019

Keywords : art, book, isolation, participation, publication


* English Proverb "A rolling stone gathers no moss"

email: aldobranti [at]
08/04/2019 - 03:12
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - A5 Portfolio #27 (June 2019)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the June edition of the zine.


Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.


Deadline: 5th June 2019


Entries can be emailed to us at june [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: june [at]
07/04/2019 - 20:09


Opening Reception: May 4, 2019


NOSTALGIA is a 6 Foot (2 m) digital installation that is a part of a larger exhibition, THE NOSTY, that will take place in Barcelona in May 2019.


NOSTY NOSTALGIA (THE NOSTY) is art for our generation. In a time of great historical transition – cultural, technological, economical – it channels our feeling of loss while reminding us that what was lost was no paradise.



Manifest Destiny Art, in the heart of Barcelona’s Art and Design District, is a stunning post-industrial destination for art and innovation.

We are now accepting submissions of artwork inspired by anything the artist considers within the theme 'Nostalgia'. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entries should fit this theme in some way.

We invite and encourage artists of age 18 and up to participate and look forward to seeing the creativity of your work. All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur, are encouraged to submit their works for this digital art installation exhibition.

Artists will be announced on the website after the entry deadline.



CALL FOR ART: Nostalgia – A Digital Group Exhibition in Barcelona


NOSTY NOSTALGIA (THE NOSTY) is art for our generation. In a time of great historical transition – cultural, technological, economical – it channels our feeling of loss while reminding us that what was lost was no paradise.


Do you find yourself wishing to return to a time that never was?

Somewhere between the romantic nostalgia for our past and the brutal realities of history lies our lake of misplaced yearning. It is in this same place that lessons on humanity, its nature and the fruit it bears (or destroys) can be found. It's the place where beauty and ugliness coexist in a perverse harmony. It's a place that only art can explore and reflect on.


MEDIUM: All - Work will be displayed digitally on a 6 Foot (2 meter) Projection within a "Nostalgic Frame" as a part of a larger Exhibition called "THE NOSTY". If selected for this exhibition, you will send high-resolution files of your original project.


DEADLINE: April 22nd, 2019


OPENING SHOW DATE: May 4th, 2019


37€ for entry of up to 3 pieces of work.


email: info+artcall [at]
07/04/2019 - 14:58

Insert Shot - submit 2D visual art

Insert shot is an ongoing platform with the intention to display visual art with as little as possible curating intervention.


Submit your 2D visual art (no costs & no registration needed):

email: info [at]
07/04/2019 - 03:50

New Online Arts Magazine Looking for Submissions from Artists

I am placing a call for artists for a new online arts magazine I am launching in June.


The name of the magazine is Imaginable: Origins. The idea behind the publication is to help showcase artists from all over the world. As an artist myself, I know how difficult it is to find venues which will help promote your art and bring your amazing talents to eyes all over the globe. And that is what I want to do with Imaginable: Origins


The concept for each issue is very simple...


5 artists will be showcased each month and 5 works from each artist will fill the pages of Imaginable: Origins. Best of all, each artist will get to write a short essay about each of their 5 pieces, talking about the origins of each work: What inspired it. What finally made you start it. What it means to you. How it was created. This is your art, after all...tell the world about each piece!


Artists of all types are welcome: painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers...whatever you are.


And if that is not enough...this is all free. I just really want to provide a venue for all types of artists to bring their works to our wonderful world.


The inaugural issue will be launched online in June and I am accepting submissions via the details in this call and on the Imaginable Arts website.


Please visit the Imaginable Arts website at for more details.


email: [at]
06/04/2019 - 16:15
United Kingdom


Metaforart is a (for the timebeing) an online initiative, aiming to support and showcase the work of emerging artists and writers throughout the UK, with the initial aim of publishing a paper edition on time with the exhibition, every six months, while hosting residencies on a weekly basis. Metaforart hopes to act as a platform for discussion and collaboration between artists at all different stages of their career from all across the country, and outside..

Through the inclusion of weekly reviews submitted to us by guest writers, we are able to also highlight the work of artists and exhibitions from all across the country, as well as creating visionary pop up exhibitions and events.


If you think you could be at home here (as an artist), please send a quick line with up to three examples (images, links to video/audio performances/text/etc.), your works. We look forward to hearing from you! Send to Metaforart2018 [op] gmail [punt] com

email: metafoart2018 [at]
05/04/2019 - 11:41





During SEASONING, we create space for a new generation of artists from the field of live art; focusing on national and international performance art, music and fine art. Our guest artists meet, create, rehearse and present on-site at our art house.


You would like to participate in our upcoming SEASONING SUMMER - June 21 & 22, 2019? 

Do you have a solo / performance that lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and that fits the profile? Are you working on a new piece, or do you have an ongoing performance, installation or concept?


We Offer:
An inspiring environment with a technically equipped performing space.
Time to rehearse and if required a place to sleep.
Travel- and other expenses will be covered.

We Ask:
Curiosity and a challenging, flexible attitude.

If you can't make the SUMMER application - contact us about other possibilities.


email: info [at]