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

30/11/2019 - 13:20

HOME│Call for Photographers and Digital Visual Designers

HOME Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome city. July 2020

This call intends to collect works that address the theme of "home", from its symbolic and conceptual conception to the exposition of an experience. "Home" as a concept linked to a safe and familiar environment, a refuge for our person, a social clothing that contains the warmth and energy of those who live there (q. M. McLuhan), or again, an environment that reflects our being in the world and the fluid changes of life, but also a place where we often find traces of the past, where emotional involvement is implicit in the experience we have in it. A. Muratore


Submissions at

Deadline 7th April 2020

email: info [at]
29/11/2019 - 00:41
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 43 (February 2020)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the February edition of Average Art Magazine.

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: 22nd January 2020

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: february [at]
28/11/2019 - 18:38
United Kingdom

OPEN CALL for [SHIFT:ibpcpa] 2020 Biennale

[SHIFT:ibpcpa] is currently looking for proposals from fine art performance artists using participation and collaboration in their practice.


SHIFT: The International Biennale of Performance, Collaborative and Participatory Arts aka [SHIFT:ibpcpa] is a non-profit art initiative with a specific focus on performance, collaborative and participatory art practices.

[SHIFT:ibpcpa] provides an opportunity for fine art-based performance artists to enhance their practice, theoretical and critical approach, within the current and future context of performance art. For this reason, [SHIFT:ibpcpa] specifically focuses on the untapped potential of performance, collaborative and participatory art.

The biennale lasts from June 2020 until August 2020 and is networked. Meaning work can exist within the digital and/or physical domains where necessary… where networked and nomadic projects traverse the hypothetical space and physical place. Submitted projects must include performance art that contains either collaborative or participatory elements.

Open to students and professional artists. We are interested in the intersection between levels of professionality.

Apply via [SHIFT:ibpcpa] website.

For details about the 2020 theme, please visit the [SHIFT:ibpcpa] website and follow us on Instagram @shift_ibpcpa


email: contact [at]
27/11/2019 - 17:19

The Visual Art Open Prize Award 2020

The VAO art competition is a not for profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike.


All artists both UK & International are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, with a prize value of £5,000. Finalists will also be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair 2020.


There are 6 categories: -  Painting /Mixed Media /Printmaking - Illustration /Drawing - Sculpture – Photography/Digital Art- Young Artist (16-24 years old) – Children’s Award (15 years and under).


Cost - £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.


The overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, plus stand space at Chester Art Fair 2021.


£250.00 will be awarded for category winners.


No age restrictions - all welcome to apply.


Apply online at


Phase 1 of applications close on the 10th December 2019 at midnight.

email: info [at]
27/11/2019 - 10:11

Puchi Award 2020 - Book projects of any kind

The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, picture books, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. We’re looking for one-of-a-kind book, or even a whole new kind of book.


Prize: 8.000 € + book publication  


International call, open to all artists


Read full guidelines in the website


Deadline: 23 January 2020

email: puchi [at]
27/11/2019 - 01:01
United Kingdom

Call For Artists - A5 Portfolio #34 (January 2020)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the January 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 January 2020


Entries can be emailed to us at january [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: january [at]
26/11/2019 - 22:48
United States

Commiserate Chicago 2020: Call for Artworks, Workshops, Talks, and Sex Hackathon

Commiserate Chicago 2020 

DEADLINE for submissions: December 20, 2020

Location: MADD Center @ The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Festival dates: February 29 - March 1, 2020



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The first Commiserate Chicago 2020 media art festival will take place February 29 - March 1, 2020, in Chicago, USA, at the University of Chicago’s Media Art, Data, and Design Center. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and wondered: “Am I at the periphery of new media art?” Are you tired of the pseudo-futuristic technofetishism of major art and tech festivals? Do you feel stranded in scattered art scenes during the Chicago winter? We invite artists and researchers based in and out of Chicago to reflect on the state of media art and the life and survival of media arts in a city remote from any major art market. We are offering the entirety of the University of Chicago’s MADD Center space, which includes ambulatory screens, more than 50 computers, a VR hub, fabrication facilities, and a large video wall among many other resources.


All submissions should be sent through Please follow our event page to get updates.


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DEADLINE for submissions: December 20, 2020

We invite submissions for the following:



Submissions are welcome from all media art and research fields. This can include, but is not limited to, works that are digital, interactive, installations, games, sound, haptic, gustatory, olfactory, machine learning, XR/VR/AR, performance, net art, etc. International artists are welcome to apply with work that does not require physical presence to install (e.g. digital video, exe files, browser-based, etc.). For more elaborate installations, the committee will reach out about setting up.


✎ Submission documents: artist statement (<300 words), bio/CV, artwork title, work description (<500 words), work documentation, installation guide and information (if installation).




This is a platform for new media artists, designers, and hackers who prioritize their methodology and generative process over definitive products. You are invited to demonstrate and communicate your approach in live workshops. For our first year, there are no specific themes. Workshops will be hosted at the MADD Center’s Hack Arts Laboratory as well as table space outside the Lab.




We are looking for talk proposals that will bring new ideas to our discussions inspired by - but not limited to - the following prompts: 

How do artists on the margins contribute to define new media art? 

What makes new media art “new”? 

What are the futures for US-based artists outside of NYC, LA, and SF, or do all roads lead back to these centers? 

How do new media artists sustain themselves? What do part-time artists learn from their day jobs?

How do media artists develop their research/projects across disciplines?


✎ Submission documents: bio/CV, talk title, abstract (<300 words), 3-4 keywords, intended audience, talk format, tech & facility requirements information.



↳ Object-Oriented Orgasm Hackathon (OOOHack) ❄

OOOHack is a 3-day collaborative event that explores the meanings and options of gaining sensual gratification from objects. We will select a cohort of 15-20 participants to start thinking about this question and consider the future of sex. During the Hackathon, participants and projects will be advised by invited mentors who work professionally with different aspects of sex. The cohort will receive mentorship from experts; access to sex toys, hardware, and crafts to experiment; and operational instruction for fabrication facilities. Additionally, we will be live-streaming the hackathon and broadcasting it online as well as at the main festival area. The hackathon culminates in a presentation at the Commiserate 2020 closing ceremony and will feature awards from sponsors. This event especially, but not exclusively, reaches out to people from under-represented communities. OOO hackathon is NOT 24-hr, we encourage our participants to rest and take breaks!


⚧ Apply:


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For more information, please go to If you have questions, feel free to contact support [op] commiserate [punt] life.

email: support [at]
26/11/2019 - 13:58
United Kingdom

Call for Entries: Untamed Artists Retreat 2020

We are inviting artists from all mediums to join on us on our first ever Untamed Artists Retreat.

Taking place in the summer of 2020, eleven selected artists will create with us amongst nature, at a secluded haven, away from the hustle and bustle of ‘real-life’. The works created over the seven days will culminate in a group exhibition/ showcase later on in the year.

Held on 2.2 acres of beautiful private woodland, our nature-based refuge will offer artists a chance to create independently and/or collaboratively. Each day, starting with morning walks and ending with nightly gatherings will also include a variety of open workshops led by Untamed Artists Nirupam Biswas, Iris Athanasiadi & Collumbo, fuelled by delicious home-cooked meals.

To apply please send examples of your artistic practice and a statement of no more than 400 words explaining why you create and how you might benefit from the experience. As well as skill and draughtsmanship, we will be looking for originality and creativity.

Untamed Artists is an organisation dedicated to representing, showcasing and preserving the works of independent artists, who creatively express their interpretations of modern society unreservedly.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020

For full details, please contact - info [op] untamedartists [punt] com

*Small fee applies*

email: info [at]
26/11/2019 - 12:42
United Kingdom

Towner International 2020: Open Call

Towner are inviting open call submissions for Towner International – a major new biennial exhibition of contemporary art that will take place at Towner in 2020, featuring British and International artists. The £10,000 Brewers Prize, provided by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to an overall winner selected from the exhibiting artists.

Submissions are welcome from professional artists across the UK and internationally, working in all media, including – but not restricted to – painting, drawing, print, sculpture, sound, performance, photography, film and installation. At least one third of exhibiting artists will be selected from Towner’s coastal region – being born or based in Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.


Deadline: Friday 17 January 2020.

Details and online submission form on Towner's website: 


email: towner [at]
25/11/2019 - 13:47

International Art Exhibition | Karlskrona, Sweden

Online registration for The Arts Dot 2020 is now open!



We invite you to apply for the next edition of The Arts Dot that will take place in May 28th-30th, 2020 in Karlskrona, Sweden.


The Arts Dot welcomes visual artists, working in art forms such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation art and textile art. Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition. 


The Arts Dot is a project designed to promote art, bring together local and international artists,  and to make a connection. 

The Arts Dot is an annual international meeting point for artists and art lovers.
The Arts Dot is a platform for networking, gather together, exchange ideas with possibilities of work cooperation, and an excellent opportunity for artists to show and sell works directly to the public.

The Arts Dot is a nomadic space that materialises into a pop-up gallery & meeting space. Here is room for dialogues about art during the meeting. Artists share their experiences and talk about their work and career.




Deadline for applications: Midnight February 23th 2020
The selection of artworks by the jury: until the February 28th, 2020
Announcement of artists selection: March 2th, 2020
Exhibition days: May 28th – 30th, 2020


  •  Exhibition participation for three days.
  •  Exhibition space 1,5 m - 4 m.
  •  Promotion on media and event home page.
  •  Participation in the competition.
  •  Prize Awards: Gallery Contract (a one-year cooperation agreement with a gallery in China) and The Arts Dot Prize.
  •  Private View / official opening.
  •  Network After-Party.
  •  Certificates of participation.



To apply, fill out the form here, send up to five jpeg-images by e-mail to theartsdot [op] gmail [punt] com. Please note that there is a non-refundable entry fee of €45/ 480 SEK towards administration costs.

email: info [at]