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

03/01/2020 - 19:16

Create! Magazine Call For Art



Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an international open call for women artists. We are passionate about highlighting work by contemporary female (identifying as female) creatives and are dedicating the spring 2020 edition to this group. 
Submit your work for a chance to be published and pass this opportunity along to a female artist in your life.





South African-born Liezel Strauss is passionate about addressing the under-representation of women artists across the art world and in 2018 the idea for Art Girl Rising sparked. Her creative endeavours span four continents over a decade and she has spoken widely on the positive value of art around the world. 


Liezel is also the co-founder and director of Subject Matter and in 2019 was named one of UN Women's top 100 female innovators worldwide, as part of their She Innovates Global programme. 




We connect our artists to a larger audience by featuring work in international print issues, our website and social media platforms.

Create! Magazine promotes fresh, unique contemporary art from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it.


ELIGIBILITY: All international artists 18 and older who are female or identify as a female are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images of individual artworks, a text (word or text) document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, and your email address. Please see our Submittable form for further details.


SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected by our guest juror, you will receive a custom designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Published artists will be sent a complimentary digital issue and will be listed as a participating artist in your issue on both our website and social media. We also promote artists individually via blog and social media posts that reach over 125,000 total followers worldwide. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to art fairs, exhibitions, and gallery projects organized by our team.


WHERE TO FIND: Print copies of Create! Magazine are available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. Digital issues can always be purchased on our website.


DEADLINE: February 2, 2020 (Midnight EST)


Have a question? We are here to help! Please review our FAQS or send us an e-mail to info [op] createmagazine [punt] com

email: info [at]
02/01/2020 - 16:01

PRESENTE FUTURO 2020 Young Contemporary Performing Arts Festival and Prize


Young Contemporary Performing Arts Festival and Prize
14.15.16 May 2020
15th edition



It is officially open the call of the 15th edition of the International Festival  “Presente Futuro”, which will take place from the 14th to the 16th of May 2020. The festival, organized by Teatro Libero of Palermo, includes several awards directed to the young contemporary creation in the field of the performing arts (theatre, dance, dance theatre, physical theatre, performance), aiming at showing and promoting the emerging European scene. It wants to support the contemporary creation through international connections, production support, recidencies and the comparison with different realities and people coming from different countries.


The call, which you can find on the website, is directed to artists, companies and team coming from UE and preferably under35 that will propose a project of performing arts not shorter the 20 minutes.
The admission will be decided by the artistic direction of Teatro Libero according to the quality and the coherence of the project in relation to the goals of the Festival.


The Festival will be full of workshops, meetings, exchanges and “Presente Futuro Prize”, a money prize with a recidency and the chance, for the winning company, to show the long version of the project over the 2020/2021 Season of Teatro Libero or during Presente Futuro Festival 2021. Other awards will be assigned, such as the international residencies offered by the festival Between The Seas (Greece) and San Materno Theatre in Ascona (Switzerland) or money prizes in order to support the artistic creation and provided by the History of Art and Theatre department of La Sapienza University of Rome and by COBAS Scuola of Palermo.


The deadline for submissions is the 31st of January 2020 at 12.00 am. Everyone who wants to take part in the selection must send an email to: bandi [op] teatroliberopalermo [punt] it indicating in the object “PF2020 Bando” with the documents specified on the website


For any further information you may need, please do not hesitate to write to segreteria [op] teatroliberopalermo [punt] it.

email: segreteria [at]
01/01/2020 - 23:03

POLARI [I] zine "Yesterday", London 2020



Are you a UK-based LGBTQ+ illustrator, writer, photographer, playwright, poet or artist?

POLARI PRESS, the UK’s only queer publishing house dedicated to LGBTQ+ fiction, is now accepting submissions for a new queer zine, POLARI [I], launching this February. This zine will be published triannually, profiling the work of queer folks traditionally erased or excluded from mainstream commodified LGBTQ+ culture. It will cross borders, class divides, neurodivergences, generational tides and spectrums of [dis]abilities, and seek to unfetter the verb ‘to queer’ to encompass the political and social upheaval necessary for the sexy envelopment of all that is left outside of the cisheteronormative construct. 


Our first issue will be focussing on our ‘Yesterday’, meaning we will be exploring the unrecorded and underrepresented LGBTQ+ folks in all corners of UK history, specifically drawing on archival documents from the past 100 years. 


We assert that the cis-heteronormative world needs to see and acknowledge that queer people are not new, a trend, or a vehicle for reaching a target market, and we want you to help us. Your work will be showcased alongside the three historical pieces we’ve liberated (legally, we promise) from a variety of London archives (posted on our website as 'HISTORICAL TEXTS //'). Use these as inspiration, aggravation or send us something totally different, we’re excited to see what you come up with. Your work will accompany the output from creative writing workshops that POLARI will be running in the community.


This is a non-profit entity, which will be distributed and shared at POLARI’s launch event in February. The aim of this zine is to reach into dusty cobwebbed corners and overlooked crannies and bring out the rants, fantasies, sermons and manifestos of the queers that don’t fit in. It will never be for-profit, and we will strive to make it as accessible as humanly possible to as many of you as we can. 



To apply, send a few of your piece(s) polaripress [op] outlook [punt] com with a short bio and contact details by 31 January, 2020.


If you would like to discuss work that requires a different format (e.g. performance, video), please get in touch and we will figure it out together. 


We will review submissions and aim to profile as many as possible, and we might get in touch to have a barney about your work if we have any questions or want to know more about you. All folks who submit will be invited guests of POLARI at our launch event in February, in recognition of your work.



email: submit-polaripress [at]