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.

Read here how to proceed to add or remove an open call from this page.

Call for artists

09/06/2020 - 12:28

CAHIER d'images

OPEN CALL @cahierdimages
CAHIER d'images is publishing conceptual and esoteric booklet by contemporary visual artists.

Open to international artists, each CAHIER d'images is focused on one artist/group.
Media accepted: photography / illustration / painting / graphic design / sculpture / installation / mixed media / digital art / video and performance still

Free theme, NO FEES.
Deadline to apply is August 2nd, 2020.


Apply online at


The selected artists will be informed by end of August, 2020.


Instagram & contact @cahierdimages

email: design [at]
09/06/2020 - 11:45
United Kingdom

Contemporary Mood- Call For Artists

Contemporary Mood. 


Celebrating the opening of the first permanent space “Salonul Artelor Contemporane” in the heart of London- Boomer Gallery is now accepting submissions for the June open call simply entitled “Contemporary Mood”


There are no particular requirements for this open call, just a few simple guidelines. Make sure you submit high quality pictures of your work, make sure the light is good and if is possible try to have a white background with your work (where is the case) it makes a lot of difference. 


Being located in the heart of London, “Contemporary Mood” seems like the right approach for our first show in our newly space. 


We take a lot of pride being one of the most central young galleries and when we mean central we mean this: 


Aldgate East 1 min 
Aldgate 2 min 
Whitechapel 4 min
Shoreditch high street 8 min
Liverpool Street 9 min
Tower Hill 9 min
Monument 12 min 
Bank 12 min 
Cannon Street 15 min 
Old street 18 min 
Mansion house 18 min 
Moorgate 18 min 


Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully. 


To apply for ”Contemporary Mood” exhibition simply email us at boomergallery [op] gmail [punt] com 

with up to 3 images of your work (3 different works) Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words. 


Eligible media but not limited: 





-digital art 







To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £100 fee for each  participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission and that includes: 


printed promotional material 
graphic designer 
professional photographer 
professional videographer 
parking spaces booked for our guests 
a massive advertising campaign
an exhibition article wrote by an established publisher 


Important dates: 


the open call will run until 24 June
artworks delivery date is 2 July
the exhibition will run from 3 to 9 July with a private view on 3 July- 6 to 9 pm (if social distance is still applicable we will be conducting pre-booked tours of 3 to 5 persons during the whole period of the exhibition). 


Important notice:


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]
09/06/2020 - 03:39
United States

Be Naughty And Unconventional With Us

Submit Anything To Do With Art/Personal Journals/Erotica: This website is a creative archaeological dig where you never know what you're going to find. Surprises are everywhere. Expression and Overflow. It's an artistic tree that gives. Let's be a community, share your art. You can submit once, every day for a month, or more.


– Upload photos of handwritten pages from your journal and sketches you've made in your journal also.

– We accept written and artistic submissions through the website only.

– Anything submitted here may be used on the Crosshatch Publishing website.

– If we are interested in your submission, you will hear from us within a month.


email: info [at]
06/06/2020 - 10:42
United States



#TheMaskProject is now OPEN and we are excited to announce that it will be chaired by a Dream Team jury from the arts, fashion and design industries.
Deadline:  July 20, 2020
$ 3000 cash prizes
Professional exposure
20 works exhibited
Finalists selected by Public Vote
6 winners

Create a handcrafted mask OR use our mask template to drag and drop your artwork. It’s as simple as that.
We all have to live behind it... Let's make it art !


Members of the Jury : •
@sickymag •

email: paola [at]
05/06/2020 - 15:59
United States

Breathing While Black

Augusta Savage Gallery will host Breathing While Black, a juried digital visual art exhibition, during the fall 2020. The gallery has a reputable history of enlightening viewers on such social concerns as race, ethnicity, class, and cultural identity. This exhibition is an invitation to make a range of responses to the stated slaughters public.



email: asg [at]
04/06/2020 - 13:03


Call for Exhibition
Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. January 2021

Currently, we are living in a post-industrial society, which is, by definition, "a society marked by a transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy". So what happened to the urban/suburban factories populating the industrial landscape?
The main focus, here, is centred on pictures showing the decadence of industrial buildings as well as renewed factories, currently fulfilling a different function (museum, art gallery, shop...).
Submissions at
Deadline 7th October 2020

email: info [at]
04/06/2020 - 10:46

Officine Saffi Award 4




Applications are open to the fourth edition of the Officine Saffi Award.

This biennial award supports and promotes artists working with ceramics in contemporary art and collectible design.

A prize of €10,000 is available along with 8 Residency prizes in collaboration with major international partners.





The competition is open to all contemporary artists and designers of any age, whether emerging or established, individuals or members of collectives, and with no restrictions on theme, gender or nationality, who use ceramics as an artistic medium.





First prize of €10,000 in cash
Residency Prizes:


[email protected], The Netherlands

Length: 4 weeks

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, materials, assistance and firing

What's not included: travel, personal expenses, food


Guldagergaard, Denmark

Length: 6 weeks

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, materials, firing and travel budget

What's not included: personal expenses, food


Bruckner Foundation, Switzerland

Length: 8 weeks

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, firing

What's not included: materials, travel, personal expenses, food


Museo della Ceramica di Mondovì, Italy

Length: to be agreed with the artist based on their research

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, materials, firing, final exhibition in the museum

What's not included: travel, personal expenses, food


Este Ceramiche

Length: to be agreed with the artist based on their research

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, materials, firing, technical assistance

What's not included: travel, personal expenses, food



International Ceramic Art Festival, Sasama, Japan

Length: 4 weeks

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, materials, firing, final exhibition during the festival

What's not included: travel, personal expenses, food


Amfora, città di Seinäjoki, Finlandia

Length: 4 weeks

What's included: workshop access, accommodation, materials, firing,

What's not included: travel, personal expenses, food


Officine Saffi Special Award

A special project (exhibition, residency, production...) to be agreed with the artist based on their output and career.


During registration, each artist must indicate which residency prizes they intend to compete for (all prizes are open to them).

Nevertheless, if an artist wins a residency award which they cannot take up for proven reasons, the partner will assign it to another finalist.

The work which wins the cash first prize will become part of the Officine Saffi collection.

The cash Prize will be subject to the withholding of the corresponding Italian personal income tax (25%) in accordance with current legislation in Italy.






Garth Clark, editor-in-chief, Cfile

Annalisa Rosso, editor-in-chief, Icon Design

Glenn Adamson, curator

Matt Wedel, artist

Elisa Ossino, architect, interior designer

Jill Singer and Monika Khemsurov, editors-in-chief, Sight Unseen

Isabelle Naef Galuba, director, Musée Ariana

Laura Borghi, Officine Saffi



Alessandro Rabottini, artistic director, miart

Livia Peraldo Matton, director, Elle Décor

Christian Larsen, Curator at MAD Museum

Alvise Braga Illa, collector

Julian Stair, artist

Carolina Orsini, conservation at MUDEC

Laura Borghi, Officine Saffi





Officine Saffi works to break down the barriers between contemporary art, collectible design and applied arts. It therefore invites artists and designers to submit sculptures, installations and performances, but also vases, seats, lamps and other objects of use.


Submitted works must:

be original
be made by hand, even if only partially
be produced in ceramic (other materials are allowed as long as they do not predominate)
have been created in the last two years
be a unique or limited edition work
not have won other prizes
be owned by the candidate


Only one work may be submitted.

Works must be submitted with nice photos on neutral backgrounds, accompanied by a detailed description.

For display reasons, works smaller than 250x250x200 cm are preferred; however, the juries will consider any larger works.

If you have any queries, please contact us by email: award [op] officinesaffi [punt] com





Applications are open online on the website from 31 May to 30 November 2020.





- €50 for artists over 35
- €30 for artists under 35 (or who are 35 at the time of registration)

Officine Saffi Award is a non-profit event. The registration fee is only used to partially cover the organisational costs.

The entry fee is non-refundable.

The entry fee must be paid in euros, without any charges to Officine Saffi. It can be paid by credit card, PayPal (details in the registration form) or bank transfer:


Account name: Officine Saffi Associazione Culturale

Bank: CREDEM, Branch No. 15
IBAN: IT93 G030 3201 6150 1000 0003 281
BIC code: BACRIT 21384

Reason for payment: "SURNAME FIRST NAME" followed by "AWARD ENTRY".


If you wish to pay by bank transfer, you must upload the bank transfer receipt in the registration form. File formats allowed: JPG, PDF.





The finalists' works will be exhibited from 3 February to 5 March 2021 in Officine Saffi's space at Via Aurelio Saffi 7, Milan.
Officine Saffi will be exclusively responsible for setting up the exhibition.
The award ceremony will take place in the presence of the jurors, partners, press and public on 2 February 2021.
All artists are warmly invited to participate, but attendance is not mandatory.


Below you will find everything required for the application form. Please familiarise yourself with this list and only proceed with registration when you have everything ready:


Artist's personal information, address and contact details


A portrait photo of the artist, preferably vertical, in JPG or TIFF format, max. 1MB.


Images of the work to be submitted

minimum 2 and maximum 4 high-resolution images on a neutral background (white, black, grey) in high-resolution JPG or TIFF format (preferably 300 dpi with short side 20 cm, max. 4MB each).


Caption and description of the work (a single file in DOC, DOCX or PDF format):

Artist, title of the work, material and technique, measurements expressed in cm (height, width, depth);
A short text in English – maximum 1000 characters – describing the aesthetics and poetics of the work;


The work's value

Please state the price to be paid to the artist in the event of sale and the VAT to be applied; also state whether the artist has sales constraints from other galleries.

The work's value is used to consider potential acquisition by Officine Saffi, the partners and collectors who will visit the finalists' exhibition.



PDF file with images of the most significant works and exhibitions from the artist's career, accompanied by captions. Max. file size 7MB.



text file stating education, personal and group exhibitions, participation in prizes and residencies, public collections.

Max. file size 1MB.


Identity document

In PDF or JPG format. Max. file size 1MB.


Payment of the entry fee

by PayPal, credit card (via PayPal platform) or bank transfer.


To be valid, the completed application form must be uploaded by 30 November 2020 at 23:59 CET. Upon completion of the registration form, candidates will receive an email confirming acceptance.

No documentation needs to be sent by ordinary post.


All information submitted on the platform is confidential; only Officine Saffi, the experts panel, jury and partners promoting the collateral awards will have access to it.





The Expert Panel will examine all submissions and choose the finalists to be exhibited at Officine Saffi. The selected artists will be contacted by the end of December 2020, but will not be allowed to announce their participation on social media, in newsletters or on their websites before the official announcement by Officine Saffi.
On 1 February 2021, the Jury will meet to view the finalists' works and select the first place winner.
The winners of the residency prizes will be selected by the partners promoting them, namely:

Ranti Tjan for EKWC

Mette Blum Marcher for Guldagergaard

Emilie Fargues for Bruckner Foundation

Christiana Fissore for the Museo di Mondovì

Giovanni Battista Fadigati for Este Ceramiche

Paivi Rintaniemi for Seinajoki City

Shozo Michikawa for ICAF

Laura Borghi for Officine Saffi


The decision of the Expert Panel and the Jury is final.





Officine Saffi will publish a competition catalogue containing all the finalists' works.

Artists not selected by the Expert Panel will still receive a mention with "first name, surname".

The catalogue printing and photographic production will be handled exclusively by Officine Saffi, to which artists assign all rights to reproduce images of their works through their participation in the competition, as well as any other images (including of works other than those registered to participate in the competition), without being entitled to any claim or fee.

Two copies of the catalogue will be sent to each finalist free of charge.

Artists who are not selected will be able to purchase the catalogue online at 50% of the cover price.

Copies of the catalogue can be collected during the finalists' exhibition, or purchased on the website





Officine Saffi guarantees the maximum care during the Award's organisation and exhibition by equipping the exhibition hall with an alarm system and qualified personnel. However, it accepts no responsibility for any theft, fire or damage of any nature to the works that may occur during the event.

Officine Saffi does not insure the works during any stage of the competition. Artists undertake to waive any claim against Officine Saffi for any damage the works may suffer during the event. Artists may take out insurance with any company under their own responsibility and at their own expense.

If a work does not reach the competition intact, the artist will be invited to send a similar work at short notice.





Finalists' works must be shipped under the artists' responsibility and at their own expense.

Compliance with the minimum safety standards is required when handling ceramic works of art, and works must be appropriately packaged. Non-EEC artists will have to pay Italian customs duties, equal to 10% or 22% of the work's declared value; it is therefore advisable to contact us before proceeding with shipping, so as to avoid paying unnecessary charges.





At the end of the exhibition, Officine Saffi will pack all the works and contact the artists, who must then organise collection at their own expense.

Artists are advised to send instructions for repacking with the shipment.

If an artist does not arrange for their work to be returned within 30 days of the exhibition's closing date, Officine Saffi reserves the right to dispose of it at its own discretion.

If the artist decides to donate the work to Officine Saffi, this can be communicated to award [op] officinesaffi [punt] com.




Award participants authorise Officine Saffi to process their personal data pursuant to Law 675/96 (so-called Privacy Law) and subsequent amendments, Legislative Decree196/2003 (Privacy Code) and the GDPR. Participants grant Officine Saffi, free of charge, the reproduction rights for the images of works and texts provided to the Award for the event's website, and for the various forms of promotion and communication. 

Artists also authorise the reproduction of their works in photographs, film, television or digitally, and any uses thereof that Officine Saffi deems appropriate to promote the competition and its own initiatives. By way of example and not exclusively, this includes catalogues, invitations, brochures, promotional material, articles in printed magazines and on the internet, websites, commercials and promotional material in general.





Entry and participation in the award implies unconditional acceptance of all articles of this call for applications. The organisation reserves the right to make changes to the call for applications if necessary; the updated version will always be available online on the website.





Officine Saffi is a cultural association that has been promoting international contemporary ceramics since 2011. The project has stood out over the years for its multidisciplinary approach, embracing the worlds of contemporary art, design and applied arts. It pursues its mission through a gallery, workshop, publishing house and a biennial award. These all work independently, while sharing the same spirit of refinement, selection and innovation. The founder, Laura Borghi, guides every project with support from a young and passionate team. In collaboration with its international partners, Officine Saffi has built a network that has played a fundamental role over the years in spreading the culture of ceramics in Italy and abroad.





[email protected]:


Museo della Ceramica di Mondovì:

Bruckner Foundation:

Este Ceramiche:

Päivi Rintaniemi:

Città di Seinäjoki:

ICAF, Sasama:


Media Partner: Artribune, Exibart, That’s Contemporary


Under the patronage of Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche



Please contact us if you have any questions, preferably by email.



+39 02 36685696

award [op] officinesaffi [punt] com




email: award [at]
03/06/2020 - 23:01
United States

Aggregate Animated Shorts | Fourth Annual International Short Film Festival

Open Call
Aggregate Animated Shorts
Fourth Annual International Short Film Festival

Submissions are DUE JUNE 28 20 / 11:59 PM PST 

ASG is pleased to announce our “Fourth Annual International Animated Short Film Festival.”


In our ongoing effort to present unique and challenging art experiences to the public, Aggregate Space Gallery is proud to launch this celebration of non-commercial and experimental animation. Animation, as a subset within video art, is unique in its versatility as a communicative form and its ability to place viewers inside adjacent realities. It is a medium without rules or restrictions, and its content can address ideas as simple or as complex as the animator intends.


We will be accepting films from 2 - 25 minutes of length in the categories of narrative and non-narrative. Animations of all styles, digital and analog, will be considered. Submissions are DUE JUNE 28 / 11:59 PM PST. You will receive an email by our team regarding your submission in early July, 2020. 


Due to COVID-19 and our concern for the health of our staff, artists, and audiences, this year’s festival will reshape and adjust to new online and offsite screening possibilities, where everyone can access and enjoy the videos safely. Further information will be announced as we figure out the new adaptations of how we present this important programming.


During the presentation of the program, audiences will be rating each film based on the Most seductive, Best Technique, Best Sound Design, and Best in Show, each winner will be included for our award ceremony next to the juror’s awards for Narrative and Non-narrative films. This year, our Award Ceremony will likely take place online and will include screenings of a film by each of the jurors, the viewer’s choice awards, and the juror’s top 2 films and an honorable mention from each category.


The films and their presenters will be publicly announced on our website and social media the day the viewing period opens. Also to be announced are the identities of the jurors, who will come from the San Francisco, Bay Area art and animation scene, and beyond.


There is a required submission fee of $20


email: exhibit [at]
03/06/2020 - 18:16

Diaries│Call for Photographers

DIARIES Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. December 2020

This call, following the path of a photographic genre developed from the experience of artists such as Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Boris Mikhailov, will collect photographic shots capable of expressing everyday life, such as the private and intimate one of the relationships between who describes and what and/or who is described. Diaristic photography is an approach to photography that allows you to grasp first-hand aspects of an experience through which you may create personal memories for a diary or family album. Nowadays it is made even more shareable thanks to social media platforms on the web, as well as those useful for therapeutic use: photography used to tell about yourself, as a liberating act that allows the manifestation of a condition and a first step towards awareness.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th September 2020

email: info [at]
03/06/2020 - 11:35


La Guarimba joins forces with GIPHY Arts to give the BEST GIF AWARD 2020. The contest is open to any artist who can create original GIFs.
Due to the global pandemic caused by Covid-19 the festival is pending for the Italian government’s decision regarding the cultural events scheduled for the summer. The VIII edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival should be held this year from 7th to 12th August 2020 in Amantea (Calabria, Southern Italy). The competition program includes more than 170 short films from all over the world.

"Bringing the cinema back to the people and the people to the cinema", is the goal of La Guarimba, a goal that this year seems essential like never before. Thanks to GIPHY we will also be extending our mission online, offering the opportunity to artists worldwide to express themselves and be showcased on our open-air 12-meter screen.

To join, simply create a GIPHY account, upload your GIF masterpiece, and tag it #LaGuarimba2020 for a chance to win $500! All eligible submissions will be made available on channel and a selection will be screened this summer during La Guarimba.

You can find all the information here:

email: info [at]