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

14/01/2019 - 16:02

STARTS Prize 2019 Open Call

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the arts


STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag.
Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.
Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts:
Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.
Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.


Submission phase ends on March 1, 2019


More information:


email: startsprize [at]
13/01/2019 - 20:08

Reaching out for Curators, Videographers, bloggers, writers and musicians

Hey there


A portuguese Fado singer and theater actress here looking for collaboration with a creative soul in the art comunity. 

Are you travelling or planning to visit Lisbon and willing to make a short term or hopefully extended collaboration with me?


Check out my profile here


and my duo act "Delicado" here:


Are you an art blogger or writer looking for a short reportage work of a local Portuguese music scene?

Are you a musician looking for a new musical experience in Lisbon?

A video artist or photographer?


Hit me up at sonscontados [op] gmail [punt] com





email: sonscontados [at]
12/01/2019 - 19:46
United States


Deadline: March 4, 2019 (Midnight EST)

Curator Selection:  On or before March 12, 2019

Artist Notification: On or before March 14, 2019

Grant Notification: On or before March 14, 2019

Exhibit Opens: March 28, 2018 is proud to announce the international art call for an exhibition and Fine Art Grant "Abstract 2019". For this group exhibition, the curators are seeking art of any subject created as abstraction.


Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, "ABSTRACT 2019" at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed and presented to the gallery list 22,000 of clientele, Featured in Art Market News with over 32,000 subscribers and promoted on social media art groups to over 477,000 people worldwide including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, art lovers.  One artist’s work will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” of $500. That artist’s work will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen and on all online marketing.


Grant Information
Grant Recipients
Dedicated Marketing
Art Market News


Theme and Selection:


The artwork must be based on abstraction where the subject or message is pushed to visual limits of abstraction so that there is little or no representation of the real world (as in nonrepresentational). The submitted artwork can be of any subject that is communicated in the power of abstraction, either slight, partial, or complete. The composition elements of the work must rely on form, color, shapes, action, lines, marks, and texture to create a purely abstract work that engages the viewer and draws them into the intention of the artist’s work. Artwork will be evaluated based on the creativity and uniqueness of the vision conveyed, the quality of execution, the interpretation and portrayal of the theme, and how clearly the artist's individual technique/style is presented in the chosen medium.


All submissions, which can be expressed from abstract, are welcome. The artists and exhibit will be extensively marketed with press releases, social media marketing, event listings calendars, and will also be featured in “Art Market NewsTM” subscribers worldwide.  We look forward to receiving your works.


Eligibility: This competition is open to all artists and photographers 18 years of age or older. Entries must be created in a still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art.


Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists:

Gallery 25N’s mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our international list of clientele. and will co-market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide in the following ways:


•             Grant Opportunity: Recipient of the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" will receive $500.00. This artist's creation will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and on all online marketing for the exhibit. In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 32,000 recipients worldwide. The artist will also be featured in the Art Market News letter.

•             Invitations: An electronic invitation for the online exhibit's opening will be sent to the combined international clientele lists of and These lists exceed 32,000 recipients.

•             Press Release: Extensive press release announcements will be sent out for the opening of the Group Exhibit. The press releases will provide an international buzz about the exhibit and the artists’ work.

•             Event Listings & Calendars:  The group exhibits will also be promoted in numerous online event listings. These event lists not only provide a timely promotion of the exhibit they also provide ongoing social media marketing.

•             Social Media Marketing: The exhibition, artists and their artworks will be marketed through, International Artists Directory and Gallery 25N's social media-marketing network via LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tweeter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

•             Art Market Newsletter: The Artists and the exhibition will be featured in

"Art Market News TM” with over 32,000 subscribers in the art market place worldwide. Subscribers consist of art buyers, fine art galleries, corporate art buyers, exhibit curators, fine art agents, architects, property developers, interior designers and art lovers. provides links back to the artists’ website.

•             Online Presence: After the exhibit ends, the artists’ exhibit will remain in the "Past Exhibits" section of Gallery 25N's website with a back-link to the artist's websites.

•             A video is created of the artists work and exhibit for publication on Gallery 25N’s website and YouTube Channel, The video will be promoted in all of our online marketing venues.


Entry Fee and Submissions:

Entry Fee: $25 for up to three entries and $5 for each additional entry. (No limit on the number of additional entries submitted.)

All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.


Proceeds from this art competition support the following:

-              Free drawing and painting lessons at

-              Gallery exhibits at

-              Free art market news at

-              Supports the Internal Artist Directory online at


Submit Your Art:



email: Support [at]
12/01/2019 - 19:44
United States




Deadline: February 11, 2019 (Midnight EST)

Curator Selection:  On or before February 21, 2019

Artist Notification: On or before February 21, 2019 is proud to announce the Art Call “Family Members 2019”. There will be 5 Winners and 10 Honorable Mentions. This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide. The participant can submit any still art medium, including: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, and fiber art.


Total Awards in Cash and Art Marketing Prize Value: $8,000.00.


Theme and Selection:

“Family Members 2018” – Artistic portrayal of family members (clan, people, folk, tribe, ancestors, group, etc.) is as personal and subjective as each family member is unique. One piece of art can evoke unbridled emotions, thoughts, feelings, and responses that draw the observer into their own untold story. The manner of visually capturing “family members” has changed dramatically over time and the interpretation of its meaning is dependent on the situational perspective of the artist. The judges for this demonstrative competition are looking for the artist’s expressive interpretation of “family members” in their artwork that effectively conveys their definition of the term and evokes a reaction in the viewer. All still art medium works are encouraged for submission.


Eligibility: This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction.


Cash Awards and Prizes:

First Place: $1000.00 in Cash and the artist is presented as a “Featured Artist” in the “” that is marketed to over 30,000 art buyers = Value $1,500.00. The winner's artwork will also be marketed in an email marketing campaign “Art Market NewsTM” and website with over 30,000 subscribers = Value $3,500.00. The artist and their work will be marketed through our social media-marketing network through LinkedIn, Tumblr, Tweeter, FaceBook, GooglePlus, Instagram, etc.

Total first place prize value = $6,000.00*

Second Place: $300.00 in Cash and the artist will be featured as a "Notable Artist" in the “” that is marketed to over 30,000 art buyers = Value $1,500.00.


Total second place prize value = $1,800.00*

Third Place: $125.00 in Cash*

Fourth Place: $50.00 in Cash*

Fifth Place: $25.00 in Cash*


*All winning artworks will be featured in “Winners Showcase” with links to their websites.


Up to 10 Honorable Mentions – The artists and their artwork will be displayed in the “Honorable Mentions” Section of


Entry Fees: $20.00 for the first image, $10.00 each additional image.

Proceeds from this art competition support the following:


Submit Your Art:



email: Support [at]
12/01/2019 - 12:24
United Kingdom

Pop Up Exhibition Opportunity, Studio 73



Dear London based artist!

We are introducing weekly pop up shows at our busy gallery space in Brixton. If you have a framed body of work that is, perhaps, between shows and you would like to give your art extra exposure in south London then please drop us a line.


We are running 1 week shows starting at the beginning of January 2019. You must be able to drop off the body of work on a Monday, for it to be installed on the same day. The show will run through until the following Monday, where it is imperative that you come and collect. A Monday to Monday show.

This represents a marvellous opportunity to showcase your work in a very busy and vibrant market in Brixton, South London.


Please apply today with links to your work to be considered for the Studio 73 weekly pop up show programme!



email: info [at]
12/01/2019 - 01:19

[deadline extended 27th Jan] OPEN CALL ALTOFEST 2019

ALTOFEST 2019 - 9th Edition
International Contemporary Live Arts Fest


TO GIVE RISE TO a Human Regeneration


28th June > 7th July NAPOLI

Residency + Program


We invite you to send us your proposal
[deadline extended 27th January 2019]


Proposals may refer to one or more finished and already debuted works. Works must be original. Subject, contents and themes of the proposals are free.
Proposals will be considered only if regarding Live Arts field (theatre, dance, performance, and their cross-disciplinary declinations).
All professional artists can apply, with no distinction among nationality, language or age.
Amateur groups are excluded.

Artist will be invited to a residency to re-qualify their work, for five days. The work will be then open to the audience during the following five days.
The presence of the artist is required for the entire period of Altofest, for ten days.

Altofest ensures accommodation, subsistence, and a lump sum, follow the terms and conditions written in the regulation document, that you find beside the form online.




Proposals have to be sent filling the online form, that you find at the link:

Filling the form, you declare that you read and accept the regulations unconditionally.
The form is the one and only way to collect the artistic proposals for Altofest 2019.


For further information and/or questions, please write to info [op] altofest [punt] net

ALTOFEST is a project by

email: info [at]
11/01/2019 - 06:23

BORDERLINE[S] | Call to proposals | MAURITIUS

Dear Artists,


This is a call for proposals for artists from the Indian Ocean. 

THE THIRD DOT is beyond happy to share with you our call for proposals for the Second Edition of BORDERLINE[S]. 
For those who are not familiar with this exhibition, it is the first project we put in place via our platform in March-April 2016 at the historical Granary Building of Port-Louis, Mauritius. 
This Second Edition brings the discourse further by including our great Indian Ocean network and is therefore opened to all Artists of the Indian Ocean + its rims. 
Don't hesitate to spread the word and revert to us should you have any questions. 

If interested please contact us and we will share with you the rules and regulations.


email: info [at]
10/01/2019 - 21:50
United Kingdom

Butterbiggens Prize in British Painting


The Butterbiggens Prize is an experiment to see if a art foundation can be productive on a micro scale. We provide tiny grants for artists in the form of fast food gift certificates.


A showcase for contemporary established and emerging artists, Every month a UK painter will be nominated, and receive a small financial award, as well as a temporary exhibition on this website. In the future we may launch more ambitious programming.


Micro Fellowship for UK painters, juried by a group of Scottish Art Students.


To apply, send an email to butterbiggens [op] gmail [punt] com with as many as three photos of ONE painting, completed in the last three years.


If you include multiple photos one should be an installation shot, We would like to get a sense of scale. Include a CV  or bio if you want, and also include the title, date, size and medium of the painting.


Please put all files on one pdf.


Please also indicate where you saw this listing.

There is no fee to submit.


Closes on a rolling bases, the end of each month.



email: butterbiggens [at]
10/01/2019 - 21:28

“Beauty” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline February 28, 2019

| Theme:

Beauty, allure, style, refinement, symmetry, perfection. People are drawn to others or things that are attractive and visually pleasing. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology. Concepts and definitions of beauty are debated, and change with time and culture. What is beauty really? Is beauty important? Share your take on BEAUTY 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:

Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are 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.


| Call application:

email: info [at]
10/01/2019 - 17:57

Call for Artist Submissions - $40,000 in Awards - The Salt Spring National Art Prize

The Salt Spring National Art Prize offering $40,000 in awards, one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes!

Submissions for the 2019/2020 SSNAP awards begin on January 10 and end May 31, 2019. 

SSNAP Awards Totalling $40,000: 

SALT SPRING PRIZE - THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD + RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK - $20,000 ($15,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency) 

JURORS' CHOICE AWARDS - four awards of $3,000 selected by each juror 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE AWARDS - three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition - 1st prize - $3,000, 2nd prize - $2,000, 3rd prize - $1,000 

SALT SPRING ARTISTS AWARD for outstanding work by a Salt Spring Artist - $2,000 

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2018 are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional work for consideration. 

Guidelines and submission details to be found on our website

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art. 

The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.

Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of four from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. 

Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, five selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. The award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday October 19, 2019.

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities.

email: admin [at]