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

12/03/2020 - 23:40
United Kingdom

OPEN CALL: 'IN 24-HOURS' Exhibition



#In24Hours #TheWallSpace




An exhibition curated by Ayshia Taskin in association with [SHIFT:ibpcpa]



The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is one of the most terrible contemporary disasters to befall humanity on a global scale. People around the world are suffering. Either through being infected with the virus and require intense medical treatment or are in lockdown in their homes.

Although this is a daunting moment in human history, art, culture and humanity mustn't be abandoned! Preserving a connection to the humanities is the main reason 'In 24-Hours' originated. This exhibition is an open call for video, performance art, digital image, sound art, paintings, poetry, photography or any work that can be shown digitally, online or live-streamed through the [SHIFT:ibpcpa] platform.


The exhibition, 'In 24-Hours' aims to build a resilient, creative community during such harrowing times. And to keep hope and motivation afloat through the showing of exciting pieces of work from a global group of artists.


It is FREE to submit work to this exhibition.



A work of art from a different artist exhibited for 24-hours. The opening days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and everything will be presented online due to current and upcoming community lockdowns. Artists from any country are welcome to submit work. The exhibition will take place three days a week and aims to show the work of as many artists as possible within the timeframe between April - June.


For more details, please email contact [op] ayshia [punt] co [punt] uk | | or send files via WeTransfer.

email: contact [at]
12/03/2020 - 16:22

the MASS Matriarchy open call

We accept all types of work (text, audio, video, visual, ephemeral, surprise us). Please make sure when selecting your files you are sending the highest quality version you have available. 

We welcome texts and work in all languages, but please also provide an English translation (the texts will be featured side-by-side)

Before submitting work to be featured in the MASS, we ask that you read, and are happy with, our three requests:

I.  Please submit work that you are happy to publish. We welcome works in progress, half-finished thoughts, drafts and re-imaginings. However, please make sure you are happy for your submission to be published online, and for other people to see it.

II. Please submit work that is yours to submit. If you are submitting work with multiple authors/creators, please ensure that everyone is happy for the work to be featured in the MASS. If any dispute arises over the authorship of a work (whether text, image, video, etc.), it will have to be removed from the publication. 

III. Please submit work in the spirit of openness. We aim to create a space for creativity, conversation, and provide a platform for art as activism. We welcome work which is inflammatory, poignant, difficult, and obscure. However, submissions which are deliberately discriminatory (in whatever capacity), which undermine the autonomy of others, or which cause harm to those who are vulnerable, will not be published.

Submissions can be withdrawn at any time, before publication. If you wish to withdraw your work from publication after the publishing date (last day of each month), please contact us directly at the address below.

Submissions close 5 days before the last day of the month, check the open call for specific dates!

For any questions- themasscollection [op] gmail [punt] com


the MASS (the MASS collection) is a monthly online collection of discursive art, articles, opinions, prompts, thoughts, and questions, gathered in response to global issues.


Released on the last day of each month, the Mass aims to provide a space for reflection, criticism, and a platform for art as activism

the Mass is a non-monetised publication (we are not down with the capitalist agenda), and is free to access by all

Everyone is welcome to submit to the Mass: artists, thinkers, writers, worriers – people with opinions prepared to be critical. All we ask that submissions are offered in a spirit of openness.

the MASS is co-edited by Henry McPherson and Maria Sappho


The March Mass MATRIARCHY 

Deadline: Mar 27th

Ladies, women, gals, dames, people- use your rage



email: themasscollection [at]
12/03/2020 - 00:05

Create! Magazine Call For Art

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an international open call for the summer print issue juried by the TAX Collection, plus a launch party in NYC!



Guest Curators: TAX Collection

The TAX Collection is a multimedia platform dedicated to exposing the world to today's most inspiring artists and creatives. By creating space not only in the digital world, but also the physical, we act as a catalyst for collaboration and communication between artists, their audiences, and collectors. Through exhibitions, diverse projects, and publications, we maintain our commitment to the support and promotion of the artist - for the sake of the art. Without the 'artist' there would be no 'art'
The TAX Collection was created in 2015 by Max Berman and Tanner Steslow out of a spirit of recognition for emerging artists and a new generation of creatives working across digital and physical mediums. Since our inception, the platform quickly gained a large following and blossomed into a community of artists and their fans, galleries, and collectors, from all corners of the world under the common cause of empowering the artist and championing freedom of expression. We hope you join us in our exploration of the ever-inspiring phenomenon that is art.



ELIGIBILITY: Artists from any country 21 and older 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 (not the same piece of art), 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.


SUBMISSION FEE: $35 for 3 images of individual artworks (non-refundable*)

Fees go towards supporting our art community and helping provide opportunities for artists. If you are unable to pay the fee at this time we completely understand, you may always submit to our blog for free and we will be happy to review your work. Please send images plus your artist biography, statement, and website to blog [op] createmagazine [punt] com instead.


SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected by our guest jurors, 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 the blog and social media posts that reach over 170,000 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: April 30, 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]
11/03/2020 - 15:53
United States

Final Draft

The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, is seeking submissions for “Final Draft”, an exhibition showcasing design and illustration in fine art. Design and illustration affects and constructs our daily lives; from websites and social media, to billboards and greeting cards, to the way we navigate our surroundings. Visuals created with purpose and intentional design. While they can be utilized differently, illustration and design have long gone hand in hand. For this exhibition we invite all designers and illustrators to display their work in a Fine Art setting. All media is considered for submission. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24. 



Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition - worth $500 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each



David Potthast an artist, designer, and educator from all across the state of Missouri. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MA and MFA from Fontbonne University. His approach to art and design is aligned with the tenets of the Bauhaus. Mainly that work can be both intellectually controlled and emotional expressive. 


To Learn More Information:


To Directly Submit To This Call:

Deadline to enter: May 4th, 2020


email: exhibitions [at]
10/03/2020 - 15:20

$550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply:
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Innovate Grant Winners  

Lynnea Holland Weiss
Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Dylan Hausthor
Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Christine Atkinson
Fall Grant Recipient – Art

Brendon Kahn
Fall Grant Recipient – Photography

Joe Hedges
Summer Grant Recipient – Art

Leafy Yeh
Summer Grant Recipient – Photography

Margaret Jacobs
Spring Grant Recipient – Art

Ceaphas Stubbs
Spring Grant Recipient – Photography

Taylor O. Thomas
Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Shane Lavalette
Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: May 7, 2020
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 Grants

Apply Online Today


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07/03/2020 - 01:56
United States

International Open Call for Art - 6x6x2020

Open Call for Art - 6x6x2020


Looking for a chance to show your artwork to a global audience? Then join us in the 13th year of 6x6! This annual international small art phenomenon is hosted by the Rochester Contemporary Art Center and welcomes everyone to enter up to three artworks in any medium (no glitter)! The catch? All works must be 6 inches by 6 inches! The result is a massive exhibition with entries from around the globe! This annual exhibition raises critical funds needed to pay artists, maintain our building and administer contemporary art programming to our community this coming year! With just one simple artwork, you can help our mission to provide unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. We hope you’ll share this opportunity with your staff, coworkers, family and friends. Enter your artworks now through April 11 (postmarked by April 10) and make sure to visit for more info!

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06/03/2020 - 16:32

Call for entries Prix Levallois 2020

Under the art direction of Catherine Dérioz and Jacques Damez, Le Réverbère gallery, since 2018

Created in 2008, the Prix Levallois supports photographers under 35, of all nationalities. The Prize winner receives a € 10,000 grant and the Special Mention a DSLR camera.
For the 3 upcoming years, Catherine Dérioz and Jacques Damez, directors of Le Réverbère gallery, have been confirmed as art directors for the Prix Levallois, surrounded by a  young and motivated communication team to transform the graphic design of the Prix. They chose Jane Evelyn Atwood as sponsor of this new edition. She will be member of the jury and will announce the winners during Les Rencontres d’Arles, on July 3.


To stay informed, subscribe to the Prix Levallois newsletter here :

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06/03/2020 - 16:11


Hexxyduxxybox collective is happy to announce an International Art Camp for Artists in Agra,

The Taj Mahal  Crown of the Palace,  is an ivory-white marble  on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.Artists from across the world l

who want to explore ancient history as well as contemporary art can send us your proposal on gracing Taj along with CV.


We will announce the shortlisted artists via email. Artists have to arrange for their own air travel to Agra .


All the selected artists are expected to collaborate and create new artistic projects on the first 4 days of the residential stay and we display their artistic works on network horizon as well as media.

What we offer as autonomous body:

- We provide perforce space as well city tour.

- Information of India

- Food & Accommodation (adjustable easy going stay and hygienic non-veg /veg food )

- Collective will be bear the cost of food and accommodation for the participants at the project only.

- People interested in local cuisine in a local setting are highly encouraged to join.

- All artist have to reach the destination on your own cost. We don't ’t offer any travel cost .

- Event day travel we will manage to arrange.

- Artist have to manage local travel.

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email: hexxyduxxybox [at]
06/03/2020 - 10:10
Russian Federation

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture. Transitory Parerga: Access and Inclusion in Contemporary Art


The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture
Issue 02 (autumn 2020)
guest-edited by Dr Martine Rouleau (University College London)

Transitory Parerga: Access and Inclusion in Contemporary Art

The discussion of access and inclusion in contemporary art is both topical and integral to Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia) which is one of the backers of The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture (The Garage Journal, hereafter). Founded in 2019, The Garage Journal is an independent interdisciplinary platform advancing critical discussions about contemporary art, culture and museum practice in the Russian and global contexts. It publishes empirical, theoretical and speculative research in a variety of genres, celebrating innovative ways to present research. Fully peer-reviewed, it provides a source book of ideas for an international audience. The journal website will be launched in spring 2020 and the first issue entitled ‘The New Museum’ will be published in May 2020.

Finding an approach to the problem of access and inclusion that would bypass an inside/outside, included/excluded dichotomy is the challenge we raise with this special issue of The Garage Journal. Art in itself does not include or exclude. Contemporary art is often characterized by a lack of uniformity, an eclecticism that is reflective and responsive to changing ideologies, cultural diversity, and technological advancement. Defining it as an entity is only as transitory as identifying what influences it from what might seemingly be perceived as an outside.

As a productive framework to reconsider access and inclusion in the arts, we suggest a rethinking of Derrida’s concept of parergon, first introduced in The Truth in Painting (1978). Derrida discusses the parergon as coming ‘against, beside, and in addition to the ergon, the work done [fait], the fact [le fait], the work, but it does not fall to one side, it touches and cooperates within the operation, from a certain outside. Neither simply outside nor simply inside’. The function of the parergon is thus to create a framework that recontextualizes what is being framed.

Institutions (museums, art colleges), ideologies (value systems, canon), architecture (buildings, urban planning), curatorial paraphernalia (interpretation, frames, plinths) frame contemporary art. They include and exclude, give and withhold access by centralizing contemporary art in Euro-centric urban areas, by creating unpaid or poorly paid employment opportunities, and by catering mostly to non-diverse audiences. By looking at these entities that frame contemporary art, point to its significance, signal its value and move in and out of the transitory focus of art itself, we have a framework that allows us to discuss art and its boundaries without limiting our investigation of access and inclusion to intrinsic qualities of art.

There is of course some value to the identification of variables that might alienate and welcome various individuals or communities. Some of the most cited issues are often lumped under cultural, economic, intellectual and/or physical barriers, perceived or actual. Unless this exercise is used to remove obstacles to engagement and participation, it can quickly become a mere snapshot of a time and place in the history of art. More conducive to an analysis of access and inclusion that is not as limited in time and reach is a conception of the art world as a moveable, permeable locus of attention and production, the centre of which moves with external and internal factors that give shape to its periphery.


We invite contributions that include but are not limited to:

· Access requirements in art institutions

· Diversity of labour (or lack thereof) in the art sector

· Limiting/enabling function of art education

· Gender and representation in contemporary art

· Race and representation in contemporary art

· Nationality and/or ethnicity in contemporary art

· Health and representation in contemporary art

· Socio-economic variables and representation in contemporary art

· Interpretation, language and the semantics of access

· Critical discussion of the function of interpretation in art institutions

· Political implications of access to culture/art agenda

· Disability and access to contemporary art

· User-design and accessibility in exhibition design

· Outsider art

We invite contributions in English, Russian or German in the form of articles, visual essays, data essays, interviews, and archival materials.



Timeline / Deadlines

15 March 2020: deadline for submitting proposals for contributions; selected authors are invited to submit full versions of the contributions

15 June 2020: deadline for submissions of contributions

July and August: peer reviews

19 June 2020: workshop in Moscow with selected participants presenting their papers

August and September2020: revisions of the contributions

2 October: deadline for submitting final versions of the contributions

November 2020: publication of the issue


To submit a proposal, please provide the following information in English:

· Contribution type (e.g., article, visual essay, data essay, interview, etc.)

· Language of contribution (English, German or Russian)

· Title of contribution

· Abstract (300 words)

· Key words that indicate the focus of the contribution (e.g., Access, Diversity, Education, Museums, Market, Labour, Curating, Architecture, Urban Planning, User Design, Audiences, Disability, Gender, etc.)

· Biographical information: including a short biographical statement of maximum 100 words stating research interests and relevant professional experience, and a list of no more than 10 publications relevant to the themes of the special issue

· Send all the information requested above – as a single PDF document – to the editor: m [punt] rouleau [op] garagemca [punt] org

For more information about The Garage Journal, please contact the editors on gj [op] garagemca [punt] org

email: gj [at]
06/03/2020 - 00:00

“Sensuality” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline April 30, 2020

| Theme:

A glance, touch, dance, flower, scent or piece of chocolate can be sensual. Our senses both protect us from and connect us joyfully to the external physical world. Our senses allow us to experience sensuality, the enjoyment, pursuit or expression of physical pleasure. Interestingly, people have continually created social rules around sensuality, from hedonism, the indulgence of appetite, to asceticism, the practice of self-denial. Tell your story about SENSUALITY 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:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be 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.

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