Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

13/11/2020 - 14:35


Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. June 2021
The beginning of modernity in the artistic field is marked by the introduction of a perspective vision, thanks to which the figures, within a planar space, are arranged according to an order of depth of field. The object acquires an "internal space", and with this it takes autonomy from the external space and is no longer an object in a space, but is itself the creation of its own space of representation: it becomes removable, and can be displayed in any place. The act of extracting an object / subject, isolated or inserted in imaginary spaces, imposes an evaluative approach oriented on the intrinsic meaning - and aesthetic - of what is exposed, and with it imposes questions such as "how much context is needed for us to categorize an object? How much can be taken away before an object completely loses its identity, before it truly becomes something else?".
Submissions at
Deadline 7th March 2021

email: info [at]
11/11/2020 - 15:06

Ambactia Memoria

Ambactia Memoria is a group exhibition to be presented at SomoS Art House Berlin between March 2-13 2021, coinciding with the Berlin Travel Festival as an alternative critical venue. Applications are welcome that deconstruct the idea of Hispanicness and/or collectively imagine its transformation. Ambactia Memoria offers artists, critics and activists an open framework to articulate non-normative artistic positions and peripheral perspectives regarding tradition, memory and identities positioned in relation to the Hispanic. 


Curated by Vanesa Peña Alarcón (ES), the exhibition takes as a starting point an institutional critique of the global stereotypical representation of the Hispanic by international diplomatic organizations and cultural institutes. In Peña’s view, this representation of the Hispanic or the concept of Hispanicness, is a form of patronization of people’s history, collective memory and subjectivities, a one-sided perspective that doesn’t allow for a real inclusion of transculturalism.


Contributions may reflect on:


- The international (re)presentation of so-called “Spanish-speaking cultures” and the politics of the Hispanic gaze. Can the Hispanx speak? 

- The rise of national cultural identities vs “Otherness” (racial, gender, sexual, able-bodied, class oligarchies…).

- How can traditions be made anew, moving away from national identity? 

- The interconnection between decolonial perspectives, patriarchy and gender (eg. Cuir Theory as a critical displacement from Queer Theory, trans*feminist imaginary, ecofeminisms, cyberfeminisms, indigenous feminism...).

- The role of (post)memory in visual culture. How can memory be used to deal with (intergenerational) trauma? How can forms of oppression become challenged through the expression of (inter)personal experience? 


Submission guidelines:


- Deadline: November 30th, 2020, 23:59 CET.

- Applications (in English or Spanish) can be submitted through the website form at If you have any questions, please write to ambactia [op] somos-arts [punt] org.

- We encourage artists from any country and working in all types of media to apply. Both already produced works or original proposals specifically for Ambactia Memoria are eligible for consideration. 

- Applicants may present work both physically in the exhibition space and/or online. We are especially eager to include performative projects, ephemeral installations, durational art pieces, artforms built in situ before or during the exhibition, and other artforms that deal with the question of the Hispanic. We also encourage theoretical and philosophical proposals that incorporate discourse into them (fanzines, essays, lectures…).

- Practical note: we will be continually re-evaluating the situation in terms of COVID-19 regulations to examine what kind of public presentations are possible, namely how many visitors will be allowed in the exhibition space during live events.




SomoS is an artist-run initiative, therefore financial support is limited. While we are working on the funding, the exhibition is not currently subsidized by third parties. In the Berlin area, SomoS can assist with, or arrange transportation and may assist in installing and helping in the creation of new work in the exhibition space according to the artist’s concept. 


Spanish Version: 


Ambactia Memoria es una exposición colectiva que tendrá lugar en SomoS Art House Berlín entre el 2 y el 13 de marzo de 2021, coincidiendo con el Berlin Travel Festival como un espacio crítico alternativo. El objetivo de dicha exposición es el de invitar a artistas y públicos a deconstruir la idea de la Hispanidad e imaginar colectivamente su transformación. Críticos, activistas y artistas son llamados a articular y explorar lenguajes y prácticas artísticas no normativas con respecto a conceptos como el de tradición, memoria e identidades en relación con lo hispano.


Comisariada por Vanesa Peña Alarcón (ES), Ambactia Memoria toma como punto de partida la crítica institucional hacia la representación estereotipada de lo denominado como hispano por parte de organizaciones diplomáticas internacionales e institutos culturales. Para Peña, esta representación de lo hispano o el concepto mismo de hispanidad, es una forma de administración falaz de la historia, la memoria colectiva y las subjetividades, una perspectiva unilateral que excluye toda reparación y realidad transcultural.


Las contribuciones deben reflexionar sobre:


- La (re)presentación internacional de las denominadas “culturas hispanas” y las políticas de la mirada hispana. ¿Puede hablar el hispanx? 

- El auge de las identidades culturales nacionales frente a “la otredad” (oligarquías raciales, de género, sexuales, de clase, funcionales...).

- ¿Cómo se puede reimaginar el concepto de tradición alejándose de dichas identidades nacionales? ¿Es posible reapropiarse de las propias tradiciones?

- La interrelación entre decolonialidad, patriarcado y género (ej. la Teoría Cuir como desplazamiento crítico desde la Teoría Queer, el imaginario trans*feminista, los ecofeminismos, los ciberfeminismos, el feminismo indígena...).

- El papel de la (post)memoria en la cultura visual. ¿De qué manera puede emplearse la memoria para lidiar con el trauma (intergeneracional)? ¿Cómo pueden desafiarse las formas de opresión mediante el testimonio de la experiencia (inter)personal? 




- Fecha límite: 30 de noviembre de 2020, 23:59 CET.

- Las solicitudes (en inglés o español) pueden presentarse a través del siguiente formulario web: Si tiene cualquier duda, por favor escriba a: ambactia [op] somos-arts [punt] org

- Alentamos a artistas de cualquier país y que trabajen en todo tipo de medios a que presenten sus solicitudes. Éstas pueden ser tanto obras ya producidas como propuestas originales específicamente para Ambactia Memoria. 

- Los solicitantes podrán presentar su trabajo tanto físicamente en el espacio expositivo como online. Los proyectos pueden ser performativos, instalaciones efímeras, piezas de arte duradero, formas de arte construidas in situ antes o durante la exposición, y otras praxis artísticas que traten la cuestión de lo hispano. También tenemos especial interés en propuestas teóricas y/o filosóficas que incorporen discurso (fanzines, ensayos, conferencias…).

- Nota práctica: estamos continuamente reevaluando la situación con respecto a la normativa COVID-19. Examinaremos qué tipo de presentaciones públicas son posibles, así como el número de personas autorizadas en el espacio expositivo durante los eventos en vivo. 




SomoS es una iniciativa dirigida por artistas, por lo tanto el apoyo financiero es limitado. Mientras trabajamos en conseguir formas de financiación, esta exposición no está actualmente subvencionada por terceros. En el área metropolitana de Berlín, SomoS puede ayudar con el transporte de obra, así como con la instalación y creación de obras nuevas en el espacio expositivo de acuerdo con el concepto del artista.


email: ambactia [at]
09/11/2020 - 17:44

TELEPHONE: An International Arts Game / Call for Artists!

Looking for diverse kinds of artists to participate in our worldwide Art game of TELEPHONE!


TELEPHONE is a global art project based on the children’s game Telephone (also called Operator, Grapevine, Telefono Roto, Dengon, Stille Poste, Telefono Descompuesto, Phonebook), in which a message is whispered from person to person. In this game, the message is whispered from art form to art form. A poem could become a painting, and then animation, digital art, and dance. All kinds of media are welcome. Each completed artwork is assigned for translation to numerous artists around the world, so the game branches out exponentially.


To play go to:


This is the second large-scale game of TELEPHONE. The first was held in 2015 and featured in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, La Nacion, and numerous other publications around the world. The exhibition of that game featured 315 artists from 159 cities in 42 countries and this second game is expected to be three to four times larger. By number of artists, TELEPHONE will be 13 to 17 times the size of the most recent Whitney Biennial. View our previous iteration at : 


TELEPHONE, in its final form as a free online exhibition, will not only be a collection of 800+ individual works of art, but a single work of art created by a thousand artists, most of them strangers to each other, from all across the Earth.


Online, interactive exhibition scheduled to launch in Spring 2021.


If you want to play, we need to know your name, email address, what city and country you are playing from, and the art form you wish to use. We also need three examples of your artwork. It would be an honor to have you join our game.


Nancy | Director of Communications | TELEPHONE



email: nykim6 [at]
08/11/2020 - 21:44


Pepney Gallery accepts artwork from emerging and established artists in all media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art and mixed media. You may contact the gallery directly outside of thematic open calls and submit your artwork as a 'general submission' for our review.  All artwork submitted is reviewed by our curatorial panel and kept on file to be considered for each upcoming exhibition. 


Pepney Gallery selects and shows on a juried basis.  Participating artists in our exhibitions will be announced on our website after the entry deadline for each exhibit. If your work fits a particular exhibition you will be notified directly by the gallery.





The Next Show for consideration of submissions is as follows:



Please submit your artwork based on the topic of 'Identity' to our email address:  pepneygallery [op] gmail [punt] com


Include up to 5 images of your artwork, C.V., artist statement/short description of the artworks for consideration to our December Online Exhibition.


If your artwork is selected, there will be a fee of €20 fee to be paid via Paypal to pepneygallery [op] gmail [punt] com; artist's will be contacted via email to confirm they have been selected.


Deadline for Submissions is 30th November 2020.

Selection announced on 4th December 2020.

Opening of Online Exhibition 7th December 2020.

Closure of Online Exhibition 7th January 2021

email: pepneygallery [at]
07/11/2020 - 09:35
United Kingdom

Youmanity - Friend-Ship Screenshot Competition

Youmanity has partnered with the charity Papyrus for the launch of a screenshot competition: Friend-Ship.


In 2020, the world went into lockdown. Many of us lost physical contact with loved ones, and the daily support of social workers, volunteers and medical staff. A situation of unparalleled proportions in which friends became our lifeline, developing important emotional connections with people, near and far, neighbours, past and present, young and old.


Together we explored new ways to stay connected, to support one another, to alleviate anxieties and cope with the many uncertainties that came with the outbreak of Covid-19. We supported one another by making, sharing our experiences, good and bad. 


We learned that social distance does not have to mean emotional isolation. Video calls have now become part of our lives, helping us through crises of all kinds. According to the World Health Organisation, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and many more attempt to. Isolation is a main reason for suicide. Friendship, togetherness, and connection, therefore, are as vital as ever.


We want to reclaim the importance and value of friendship by encouraging you to connect and celebrate the importance of friendship through a screenshot!


Friend-Ship encourages you to submit a screenshot of your phone, tablet, computer used during video calls with family, friends, neighbours and/or anyone you made video-calls with. Screenshots don’t need to be of high resolution so long they capture a treasured connection between friends. Submission is free.


The judges are looking for visual impact, originality, and sensitivity. The winning screenshot will be awarded £500 cash prize.


Deadline: 29/01/2021

email: one [at]
06/11/2020 - 17:28
United Kingdom

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021


The seventh year of the internationally successful Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries! The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and backgrounds. Artists who enter before the 29 November 2020 are eligible for a detailed written feedback on their application.



 - £10,000 prizes and exhibitions, for the Overall Winner, the Choice Award, the Sculpture Award, the New Media Award with partners Rich Mix and Photography Award with partners Genesis Imaging.

-  £1,000 of vouchers from Cass Art for 3 Winners.

-  Three month exhibitions in London, England.

-  Group Show for 25 Shortlisted Artists in April – August 2021.

-  New partnership with Sotheby's Institute of Art. 

Early entries will feature in our ongoing campaigns to clients, and access to our informative talks. For further information and the application form see here or please email info [op] artprize [punt] co [punt] uk with questions.

email: team [at]
06/11/2020 - 16:21
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Winter Edition: Issue 21 (first edition of 2021)

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free specialist international print publication dedicated to discovering 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: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, performance and film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

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

Each submitted artist, whether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine’s issue which they applied for.

There is no specific theme for this call for art.

DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via select bookshops, galleries and through ArtMaze’s online store. More info:

DEADLINE: December 17th, 2020 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 17th December – Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Cassie Beadle, curator at Cob Gallery and Victoria Williams, director of Cob Gallery, London



Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images of the submitted works and will be published in the next print and digital issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each (selected) artist will receive a 1 or 2-page spread in print and digital (PDF) magazine including bio, statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All submitted artists will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the magazine and all published artists will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, UK.

email: info [at]
05/11/2020 - 19:35

“Portraits” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline December 31, 2020

| Theme:

Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.


| 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.

email: info [at]
04/11/2020 - 11:56

Call for Artists: The Spongleheim Gallery Presents “NOR MAL”

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 “NOR MAL”.  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.



1st November 2020:  Call for submissions open
20th November 2020: Call for submissions closes
w/c 23rd November 2020: Artists notified via e-mail

1st December 2020: Exhibition opens
21st December 2020: 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 oustider 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


The exhibition “NOR MAL” is kindly sponsored by Yellow.

email: spongleheim [at]
04/11/2020 - 06:05
South Korea

Call for Submissions: International Symposium for Visual Culture & Exhibition 2021

ISVC Website:

We invite artists, scholars, and researchers worldwide to participate in the International Symposium for Visual Culture 2021. The community of artists, researchers and academics meets in the international symposium and participates in the exhibition at the CICA Museum. The symposium will be held both onsite and virtually due to global uncertainty.

ISVC is an international platform for diverse and critical perspectives on visual culture. Through ISVC, we aim to create a global network of researchers/artists and consumers/makers of visual culture, and foster critical thoughts and in-depth understanding of visual culture on a global scale.

*Categories & Keywords:

-Art & Culture in the New Normal
-Art and Capitalism
-Race and Identity in Art & Culture
-Feminist Studies on Visual Culture
-Nationalism and Visual Culture
-Digital Culture and Social Media
-Mass Culture
-Critical Studies
-Originality, Authorship, and Copyright Issues
-New Media Art
-Digital Nomad
-Environmental issues and Visual Culture

[Symposium] International Symposium for Visual Culture (ISVC) 2021

The symposium will be held on March 27-28, 2021 both onsite and virtually due to global uncertainty. Every artist/researcher of an accepted proposal will be provided with an opportunity to discuss the merits of his or her contribution with peers. It is required that the presenter will register for the symposium and present or perform in a session. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance.

[Exhibition] “Visual Culture 2021” at CICA Museum

The international exhibition “Visual Culture 2021” will be held from the 10th to the 28th of March, 2021 at CICA Museum. Each participating artist can feature two works for the exhibition.


– Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10 x 10 inches, framed, and installed by the museum curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.

– Video & Interactive Art
The museum will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screened through a projector. The museum curators & assistants will install your work(s) according to your installation guidelines. If the work is required to be screened through a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.

– Physical Work & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.


November 27, 2020 Submission Deadline
November 30 – December 13, 2020 Approvals: Selected artists and researchers will be notified by email.
March 10 – 28, 2021 Exhibition “Visual Culture 2021” at CICA Museum, Korea
March 27 – 28, 2021 International Symposium for Visual Culture 2021
– March 27, 2021 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Korea Standard Time, UTC+09:00) ISVC Opening Party (onsite + virtual)
– March 27, 2021 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (KST, UTC+09:00) ISVC Sessions at CICA Museum; sessions will be held in Korean.
– March 28, 2021 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (KST, UTC+09:00) ISVC Sessions (virtual); sessions will be held in English.

***The schedule is subject to change.

For more information, please visit our website:


email: cicamuseum [at]