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.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

11/04/2021 - 17:32
United Kingdom

Artsy Mood | Open Call

The last two years have been very challenging and unprecedented for our generation and while most of the industries stopped working, the artists have done what they always do- working hard in their studios. 



The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the commitment of contemporary artists & to connect them with a new and wider audience. 



There are no subject restrictions for this call just a couple of guidelines. 


Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully.


To apply for “Artsy Mood” simply email us 3 images of your work (3 different works) in a jpeg format, Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price (for each work) and a short bio no more than 150 words at boomergallery [op] gmail [punt] com



Eligible media but not limited: 


painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | prints | textile 


To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £165 fee for each  participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission and that includes: 


printed catalogs | admin | graphics | designer | champagne | mix finger food |caviar | professional photographer | hostess | security 


Important dates: 


- the open call will run until  April 29

- artworks delivery date is May 6

- the exhibition will run from May 7 until May 13 with a private view on May 7 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm at our gallery space in Aldgate. 




We are situated right in the heart of artistic London: Aldgate | Shoreditch | Liverpool Street | Whitechapel.





We had a lot of enquires from foreign artists to exhibit with us but sometimes shipping the work to London in time might be a bit difficult in this challenging period, that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative! If you are one of the accepted artist and you find it hard to ship your work to us, you can send us photos of your work and we can print and frame it for you. 


We have 3 available sizes for the frame: 


32/32 cm
30/40 cm 
40/50 cm 



Opening Event. 


This Is A Time Slot Based Event. 


To book a time slot kindly email us at email [op] boomergallery [punt] net.




As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for. 


Good luck to you all!

email: boomergallery [at]
11/04/2021 - 05:12
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (May 2021)

Art Hole is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium. Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


DEADLINE: 23 April 2021


HOW TO APPLY: Submit images by email (high quality images)


A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


Entries should be emailed to us at may [op] ahole [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.

email: may [at]
10/04/2021 - 12:32

Obsessions - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery « Tête » in Berlin in July 2021.


In their creative practice, many artists gravitate towards certain ideas that are intruding on their mind and to which they keep on returning over and over again - some forms of obsessions that drive them to create. The extraordinary perseverance and the willingness to take risks that arise from them are often the driving force that feeds artists’ productivity, allowing them to grow in their practice and deliver exceptional outcomes while expanding their singular universe.

Where is the line between returning to a theme or an idea over and over again and an obsessive behavior? Do artists nurture a pathological obsession with their creations, or is it on the contrary the necessary force that will help them persevering despite all the obstacles they will encounter along the way, allowing them to reach a certain form of greatness?


What kind of obsession drives you in your quest for images? What does it reveal about yourself and how does your photographic practice help you grow, both artistically and personally? Does it bring clarity to your deepest interrogations or have any kind of therapeutic function, for yourself or for the people involved in your projects? Does the fact of diving into the obsessions of your inner world help you existing or resisting in an anxious context like the one we are facing now?


All approaches to the topic are welcome, we are looking forward to discovering the ideas that are invading your mind!


Application deadline: 13th of May, 2021


Info & submissions:


© image by Nicolas Polli


email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
10/04/2021 - 11:46

Call for Artists: The Spongleheim Gallery Presents “THEM”

The Spongleheim gallery is pleased to announce the call for artists for our next exhibition is now open.  We are looking for works inspired by the theme “THEM”.  All works will be considered but we are particularly interested in showcasing work in the genres of outsider art, art brut, naïve art, folk art and other forms of self-taught artistry.


All image-based submissions are welcome (e.g. drawing, painting, sculpture, photography) but we cannot accept films or music for this exhibition.



12th April 2021:  Call for submissions open
13th May 2021:  Call for submissions closes
27th May 2021:  Artists notified via e-mail

1st June 2021:    Exhibition opens
21st June 2021: Exhibition closes


The Spongleheim is a not for profit online gallery run by volunteers with the mission to showcase works produced in the genres of outsider art, art brut, folk art, naive art and other forms of self-taught artistry.   Exhibitions take place 4 times a year with 21 exhibits sourced from an open call and selected by an independent panel of artists.


For more information visit

email: spongleheim [at]
09/04/2021 - 18:25
United Kingdom

Pocket art, digital and online art

Pocket art is an experimental platform for digital art, birthed during the lockdown, as an alternative to galleries, it aims to provide easily accessible art.

It is an app that allows visiting different artworks on the phone, taking into account the physical environment you are in, linking the artworks to specific GPS coordinates in Edinburgh.


The platform hosts net art, art in augmented reality, game art, and different form of art born online or to be experienced on the screen, and It promotes web art created for peculiar places of the city, for peculiar moments of the life of their inhabitants.

It is an experiment in curation to experience and spread web based-art and contextualizing artworks online.

The open call welcomes a broad variety of projects, including net art, augmented reality, game art, generative art, participative projects, sound art, etc.


The artwork should be born digital and accessible from a mobile phone and should have a link with a real place, and be site-specific.


Deadline: 5 May 2021


Pocket art is a research project undertaken within Edinburgh Napier University, not fully completed, and still under development. The artworks and projects submitted, therefore, will not be rewarded but would take part at the first launch of Pocket art and the app.


For any questions or more information don't be afraid to contact at pocket [punt] art [punt] edi [op] gmail [punt] com

email: [at]
09/04/2021 - 13:04

Translocal Pottery: Open call for potters/ceramicists

Are you a potter, sculptor, craftsperson, designer, or maker with a studio-based practice in the field of ceramics? This is a paid opportunity for studio practitioners who are willing to engage in remote collaboration.

email: luis.vega [at]
08/04/2021 - 17:22

Open Call for Anonymous Stories

Submit your anonymous stories and experiences of when you felt the need to hide either your emotional/physical pain in order to avoid pity or shame for being too sensitive.


Regardless of gender, society views showing emotions as a sign of weakness. Women are especially scrutinized for being emotional. And with menstruation stressing our bodies and elevating our emotions even further, it’s no surprise that women choose to hide our experiences of pain, for fear of being judged too emotional and sensitive.


Women’s stories surrounding pain will be chosen to be part of a conceptual art book project, mirrored with images of delicate handkerchiefs and embroidery.


Let us contradict the stereotype of women as pure and fragile by demonstrating the perseverance, dedication, and strength of women. 


Link to submit:

Deadline: June 30 



Mallory Donen - Artist

Email: mmdonen [op] gmail [punt] com



Mallory Donen is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Vancouver, exploring the intersection of digital art and embroidery, through processes rooted in traditional craft passed down from generations of women in her family. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of the Fraser Valley, and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Manitoba. Her practice explores repetitive mechanical processes, and our relationship with technology, by making art as if she were a machine.


Mallory Donen acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for this project.

email: mmdonen [at]
07/04/2021 - 17:41
United States

ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE! An Art Contest for Artists Who ARE 50+

Creative Aging Network-NC and the UNCG Gerontology Club are seeking artists to participate in our online art competition for a good cause! We are looking for designs to put on t-shirts as a fundraiser to promote access to arts and aging. We will also incorporate the designs into a future mural project. So, round up some brushes and pick your favorite paints!


Because the art will be featured on t-shirts, we are looking for rectangular or square dimension art that can be printed on a standard cotton shirt. Art submissions will be accepted April 15-30 and we will be conducting a community vote from May 1 – 10, 2021. We will select six designs to put on shirts and later incorporate into a mural on CAN-NC’s campus. New or existing art is welcome!


Art Contest Details

Entry Deadline: April 15th
Who: anyone age 50 or older
What: a 2-D work of art such as a painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art, prints, photography.

Now through April 15th: Complete your   at this link:
April 15 - April 30: Upload a photo of your finished artwork with its title to the online photo system for voting. Instructions will be provided once your entry form is received. You have the whole week so if you need assistance, just contact Lia at lia [op] can-nc [punt] org or 336-253-0856.
May 1 - 10: Share the contest information with your friends and family and vote for your artwork!


Where: a link and simple instructions for uploading a photo and title of your completed artwork to the online photo system will be provided once your entry form is received. It’s simple but if you get stuck, we can help!
Prize: Your artwork featured on a T-shirt promoting Creative Aging across our state and included in a mural on our campus in Greensboro.

email: kelly [at]
07/04/2021 - 12:47
United Kingdom

Online Art Café; Gaining Momentum and Breaks in a New Art World

Online Art Café; Gaining Momentum and Breaks in a New Art World

FREE to all UK and International Artists, we would like to invite you to our April get together with global award-winning sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor, who will discuss how artists can gain momentum in their art careers. Jason will share tips and inspiring ideas about how you can break through barriers and be empowered to reach new audiences. Whether you are at the start of your art journey or a seasoned professional, join us to hear Jason’s incredible art journey.

Connect with other artists and be supported in growing your arts business. Find out more about The VAA:

Thursday 29th April @ 14:00 GMT via Zoom

Registration closes April 29th at 13:00
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
06/04/2021 - 14:11

On Media. Signals and Connections


Call for Exhibition │Free entry

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. November 2021


Interactions with the environment are increasingly determined by technologies that allow humans to extend their senses, to perceive the world in its different layers of reality. They are the media, means of communication useful for transmitting information about the world in a different and more immediate way. These technologies favor exchange, approach and encounter with one another, and this is an organic approach that responds to a biological need in which our primordial instinct of union is made manifest, the connection between man and the whole - many philosophies try to give an answer to this topic.

Since the invention of the wheel to that of the radio, from that of the smartphone to that of the luminous neon, means that determine our relationships and at the same time testify to our being in the world, who we are and who we were.

This call would also like to be an invitation to detach from and to acquire an analytical vision of the relationship with the media, an observation that takes note of their presence and intrinsic function regardless of the use we make of them.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th August 2021

email: info [at]