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

05/03/2019 - 19:20
United States

Putting It Together 2: The Art of Assembling/Call for Entry

Assemblage and collage involve the thoughtful combination of elements to create something new and original. Each process differs significantly when materials are chosen, collected, and combined with one another, however, the mentality of both techniques is to synthesize materials to produce a cohesive result. “Putting It Together 2: The Art of Assembling” will showcase assemblage and collage pieces alongside one another, combining both practices into an assembled collection of 2D and 3D artwork.

Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of artwork. Entries must be submitted by April 8, 2019. “Putting It Together 2: The Art of Assembling” will open with a reception on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 5:30-8 pm in the main gallery. The exhibition will be on display from May 31, 2019 to July 19, 2019. Three prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception: two Juror’s Choice Awards of $200, and a Going Solo Award that offers the recipient a solo exhibition in one of our galleries.

Mixed media Artist and Associate Professor of Art and Art History at St. Louis University, Deborah Douglas, will serve as juror for this exhibition. For more information about Deborah Douglas and  “Putting It Together 2: The Art of Assembling”, visit


email: exhibitions [at]
05/03/2019 - 16:34

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE- Minute vidéo Folie/Culture

Folie/Culture invites all professional and non-professional artists, organization members, friends, and social workers to engage in a unique experience of reflection by creating a one-minute video on the theme Walk on Eggshells!


Walk on Eggshells! is an untenable injunction: ultimately, it demands total immobility. Folie/Culture has decided to explore the new censorship being fostered by a humanity that fears itself. An investigation into why we willingly agree to chaff against coarse surfaces, smile wanly at confrontation, issue condemnations a prioriand banish humanity’s less fathomable aspects even further into the shadows. 


Walk on Eggshells! is a prohibition against existence for those whose task it is to shape, by feel, the elusive beast of human becoming. Creation is thus denied to creators, and healing denied to the sick. This forced march keeps us in line, abolishing the possibility of becoming-other. Just imagine the impact on those who must navigate the torments of unstable mental health. 

When absurdity has swallowed up common sense, it is time to deploy irony, humour and derision. Folie/Culture invites artists to break sacred eggs to make the most palate-shocking of omelettes.


The Minutes Vidéo submissions selected will be screened at a public event as part of our 2019–2020 programming. For more information about the theme, visit our website at,20-21_EV.pdf


There are two ways you can participate:


OPTION A: Submit a story, documentary or art video

Create a video on the Walk on Eggshells! theme

Form: one single-sequence shot

Duration: 1 minute, continuous

Accepted formats: .movor .avi, uncompressed

Note:   No editing (image, sound, credits, etc.) is permitted


OPTION B: Submit an animated video or GIF

Create an animated video or GIF on the Walk on Eggshells! theme

Only original or royalty free musicis permitted 

Accepted formats: .mov or.avi, uncompressed, or .gif


Submission deadline: March 31, 2019


Submit your video online using Dropbox or WeTransfer by e-mail to programmation [op] folieculture [punt] org, or by mail to the following address: 335 rue Saint-Joseph Est, office 520, Quebec City (Quebec)  G1K 3B4, Canada

email: programmation [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:25

Open Call 2019: POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu

Deadline: 7th April 2019

Viseu - Portugal


POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu invites all artists to present proposals for the Open Call. The focus of POLDRA is a public sculpture (or public sculpture related proposals/concepts) site-specific to Mata do Fontelo (Viseu, Portugal).


This initiative, that started in 2018 with the works of Cristina Ataíde (PT), Neeraj Bhatia (CAN) and Pedro Pires (AGO), envisions to create a public sculpture route at Mata do Fontelo, thus re-interpreting and re-inventing the century-old site in order to better promote connections between the public and contemporary artistic proposals.


Among other conditions (lodging, studio space and on-site technical assistance), the selected proposal will benefit from a potential global burse of 3000€.


Regulations and details at:

email: info [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:25

Adventure Filmmakers Masterclass | Mountain Culture


Join award winning, industry leading faculty and guest speakers for this hands-on, technical skill- and- theory-based masterclass. The program builds upon the foundational knowledge delivered in our Adventure Filmmakers Workshop (AFW) to provide AFW alumni as well as experienced adventure filmmakers with an advanced course. 

Participants will attend this masterclass with a project in mind, including a story idea, raw footage, or a project in post-production. We’ll dive deeply into edit, sound, camera techniques, and more. Participants will gain the tools required to navigate the complexities of producing quality films – from an idea to a final screening master.

Individualized interaction with our accomplished faculty, Michael Brown and Keith Partridge, and group collaboration with colleagues will allow participants to thoroughly explore the creative, editorial, and technical aspects of the filmmaking process and hone their current projects.


What does this program offer?

The Adventure Filmmakers Masterclass builds on the ideas presented in the Adventure Filmmakers Workshop. The program will help participants build confidence in their skills, re-energize their creative drive, and answer the inevitable questions that arise as we sink our teeth into the real work of making a film.

This masterclass provides an opportunity to cross-pollinate with peers and get inspired by world leading creatives who will provide invaluable top-end insight. With on-location adventure sports elements, we will examine the worlds of the vertical camera and white water, and help develop the necessary skills to operate within these environments with high-grade equipment.


Who should apply?

The Adventure Filmmakers Masterclass is an ideal fit for those who need a creative boost or are in the thick of dealing with the filmmaker’s equivalent of ‘writer’s block’. 

Applicants demonstrating an advanced level of proficiency via their show reel and previous finished films, and who have a project that would benefit from development in this immersive masterclass, are encouraged to apply. AFW alumni status is a desirable pre-requisite, although not compulsory. Past participants of other equivalent film schools/programs are also welcome.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2019
Dates: June 09 - June 15, 2019


Apply Online

email: arts_info [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:25
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 34 (May 2019)

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 May 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 April 2019

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: may [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:24
United Kingdom


UNCENSORED Festival is now accepting proposals for the three-day programme of events that will take place between 17 - 19 May 2019 in London, UK. 


The festival will reflect on the existing and forthcoming legislation regarding sexually explicit content in the UK. It will address the ever-growing incidences of censorship in web platforms, explore diverse permutations of censorship along with their artistic and political implicationsand map what is at stake in the regulation of pornography in the 21st century.UNCENSORED celebrates freedom of expression whilst creating a dialogue between art, pornography and queer-feminist politics, in an immersive, sex-positive space for collective reflection, exploration and play.


We are calling for:

Short moviesfor a film screening event.
Videos, printed works, installations and sculpturesfor a small-scale mixed-media exhibition. 


Open call Information





UNCENSORED is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.




email: info [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:24

Szene Zeigen - Festival for Performing Arts Laucha

Szene zeigen - We invite you to come together, to celebrate theatre and art, to eat and play together as well as to engage with each other.

A huge empty gliding school on the ridge of Sachsen Anhalt: three days, two stages and 600 guests. The programme is shaped by your works and productions! We want to show your scene. And ours.


More interaction instead of passivity,

Focus instead of overload,

Out of the comfort zone?

Collective meals,

cartharsis and ecstasy!


Theatre productions from educational institutions, the independent scene - Freie Szene as well as 'amateur productions' are welcome. Whether ensemble or solo, whether music theatre, performance, installation, puppetry, walking act, drama or dance. No matter for which age.

In addition, we are looking for people who give workshops that are accessible without prior knowledge.


Your application should include the following:

Short but expressive description of your production

Short biographies of the participants

Video (as link) of the whole production

Indication of the duration of the production (max. 120 min) or workshops

Technical Rider with information on sound, video and light (if possible)

Calculation of your transport and travel costs

In case of any questions please feel free to contact us: booking [op] szenezeigen [punt] de .


email: booking [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:24

The Agri/Cultures.Seed-Links Exhibition

Seeking visual art works that celebrate the bonds between biological and cultural diversity in agri-food systems.


 In June 2019, a new shipment of seeds will arrive at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. This deep cavern carved inside a frozen mountain on the Arctic island of Svalbard currently holds over 1 million samples of the world’s seeds. In June, when the new deposit arrives, a collection of artworks will also be interred in the mountain alongside them. This exhibition will serve as a reminder that seeds live within vast webs of interrelations – ecological, socio-technical and cultural – and that these connections are also worthy of celebration and preservation.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds a global collection of seeds from all around the world. It stores ‘back-up’ copies in case disaster (fire, flood, civil war) strikes the genebanks holding the original seeds. The only withdrawal from the Vault so far has been by ICARDA, a genebank based in Aleppo, Syria. With over 1 million seed samples now stored on Svalbard, the Global Seed Vault is an incredible achievement of science and diplomacy. However, this incredible effort to preserve the biological diversity of seeds, omits the rich cultural diversity required to generate and maintain this agricultural biodiversity. The Agri/Cultures.Seed-LinksExhibition aims to celebrate and honor the fertile bonds between biological and cultural diversity in agri-food systems.


 Artists are asked to submit proposals for visual art works that speak to the bio-cultural connections in agriculture and the links seeds have to society, ecology and culture through their presence within agri-food systems. Any archival medium is welcome, but the works must fit within 60x40x28cm– the size of the black plastic boxes used to store seed deposits in the Vault.

The selection of works will take place in two tiers. 1) Three to four artists will be identified as the primary artists who will be offered sponsorship to travel to Longyearbyen, Svalbard to attend the exhibition, speak about their work, and to physically inter their original artwork in the mountain that houses the Global Seed Vault. 2) A number of additional artists will be invited to submit high resolution images of their artwork for archival printing, exhibition in Longyearbyen, and inclusion in a group box that will be interred in the mountain site. 


The event in Longyearbyen will also include a presentation from the manager of the Seed Vault and a film screening from last year’s deposit of artworks. During a closing reception, artists will pack down their works and seal them inside their black boxes. The following day, the sealed boxes of artworks will be delivered for permanent “interment” in the mountain alongside the Vault. The artworks will be placed at the original site of seed deposits within the mountain, in an inactive coalmine. This will be the second deposit of artworks as part of an ongoing effort to establish aunique museum for the forgotten stories of seeds.


Details for How to Get Involved

 The whole event is planned to take place between 7-10 June 2019.

A select number of originalartworks will be deposited. For these, sponsorshipswill be available for the artists to cover the costs of travel to/from and accommodation in Svalbard for the exhibition. For secondary selections, high quality printswill be made of the works and these will join a collective box for exhibition and deposit.


To be considered for selection and sponsorship, please submit a 200-500 word statement of purpose (describing yourself and your proposed project) a CV, and relevant examples of your work (or website where examples of work can be seen). These application documents should be sent to svalbardseedart [op] gmail [punt] com before March 25th2019.

Selected artists will be notified by April 12th2019.


The Agri/Cultures Project has been a four-year effort, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, to research different cultures of agriculture. The researchers have followed and mapped the journey of a kernel of maize through four different agri-food systems: agro-ecological, certified organic, chemically intensive, and GMO. To help share the journeys, the researchers created Seed-Links – an interactive website and pedagogical tool for exploring our everyday agri-food realities. The Agri/Cultures.Seed-Links Exhibition is both a culmination of the Agri/Cultures Project and launch of the Seed-Links website.

email: svalbardseedart [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:24
United States

Open Call: Design Contest | Duvel in Chicago

Continuing our special collaboration with Duvel, we invite you to explore the Windy City on the second leg of this exclusive ShowUsYourType expedition. The birthplace of the skyscraper, the City of the Big Shoulders offers a compelling skyline of innovative architecture and modern design infused with a rich history of diverse ethnic cultures. The city’s unique cultural heritage can be experienced through its 77 neighborhoods and 51 communities, each bearing a distinct culture, history and identity.
In a toast to innovation and heritage, this special edition of ShowUsYourType celebrates Duvel signature tulip-shaped beer glass, which was the first of its kind to be introduced in the late 1960s. The rounded shape is designed to allow drinkers to fully appreciate its exquisite flavour and aroma. In that spirit, let’s raise our glasses to the authentic cultural diversity that colours Chicago’s mesmerising landscape. 

The winning design will be featured on Duvel’s iconic tulip glass used in establishments throughout the Magnificent Mile and beyond. The winning designer will also receive a pack of Promotional Premium Items featuring their design, on top of a $500 donation to a Chicago charity of the designer’s choice, made via our partners in this project The kulturspace Foundation.

Submit your design at


email: info [at]
05/03/2019 - 15:24

Call For Artists - Rethinking Economics Festival 2019



Sharing economic realities around the world

Saturday 18th May @ CREA, AMSTERDAM


Rethinking Economics connects people globally to discuss and enact the change needed for the future of economics and economic education, and to propel the vital debate on what economics is today.



The purpose of the festival is to shed light on and engage with diverse economic and political contexts around the world. There will be a series of lectures by renowned speakers with different backgrounds about their research and expertise on specific geographic regions. 

The regions taken into consideration will be (based on World Bank guidelines):


East Asia and Pacific

Europe and Central Asia 

Latin America and Caribbean

Middle East and North Africa

North America

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa



The organizers of the 2nd edition of the Rethinking Economics festival are looking for artists that can offer a visual contribution to better understand the socio-political realities of the geographic areas listed above. The works will be on display at CREA throughout the festival and will 

be a main point of the festival program. There is the possibility for the artists to 

be present at the festival/exhibition to actively engage in the discussions 

and topics of the lectures.



- The preferred medium is video, yet not a necessity.

- The work submitted must address concerning socio-political issues reflecting historical, contemporary or future scenarios of one of the geographical areas listed above.
- Each artist can submit up to 3 proposals, each accompanied by a short statement (max. 200 words).
- All the works must be submitted before April 18th. Email address for submission and information is: artists [punt] rethinkingeconomics [op] gmail [punt] com [punt] The chosen artists will be contacted by mail within the end of the same month. 



As the festival is taking place at the campus of the University of Amsterdam the organizers are especially reaching out to students and becoming artists to participate. The festival can guarantee a wide reach of your work, as well as networking possibilities.


email: artists.rethinkingeconomics [at]