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

05/02/2021 - 08:11

Open Call – Cheap Freedom Club

Cheap Freedom Club is an online visual art museum. It’s open to everyone.

To apply, send

– download link(s) to your image(s)
– a few words about your work
+ optionally:
– text, links, and/or donation method for your page

to cheapfc[at]protonmail[dot]com


– PNG, JPG, or GIF
– maximum file size = 15 MB
– maximum 20 files per artist (for now)
– unlimited text and links

The site is updated once a week.
You can always submit new images to replace old ones of your choice.

email: cheapfc [at]
04/02/2021 - 13:15

Al-Tiba9 ISSUE08 | Established Contemporary Art Magazine



Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine is an internationally established publication that showcases experimental contemporary art, reflects modern society and its environment through a diversity of mediums in Digital Arts, photography, painting, architecture, sculpture & installations, Film & Video Art, fashion design, interior design, and performance.

Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine features selected artists, architects, and designers from around the globe with a high focus on contemporary art and those holding a detailed vision of the future. The magazine is a unique space where individual architects and designers can freely express their artistic vision and - in effect - become the original media themselves. The featured artists benefit from international exposure to our art network of museums, galleries, art professionals, art dealers, collectors, and art lovers across the world. They are engaged with our readers and followers every day through our social media, website, print, and digital issues.

Al-Tiba9 is a cultural partner of one of the most influential Contemporary Art Fair in the world, ARCOmadrid and ARCOlisboa. ISSUE07 will be showcased as a limited edition ArtBook in ArtsLibris Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, and distributed worldwide.




Artists are welcome to submit their work. All techniques are welcome
Artists from all countries are welcome to submit
Artists featured in the past Issues can submit new works.





FREE Submission
Artists can submit one or many works.
Artists MUST submit the form below on our website.

Then, please send us any additional material, by email, direct links to your work, your biography, CV, general artist statement, submitted works statements, and image information (title, medium, dimension, year).


Biography and statement texts should be written in English and in the third person.
Please email them to apply [op] altiba9 [punt] com with the Subject: “AL-Tiba9 ISSUE08 APPLICATION”, at any time until the deadline of March 10th, 2021 at 11:00 pm.

email: apply [at]
03/02/2021 - 18:51
United States

Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 – September 19, 2021

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 – September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between the past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:


Engages with personal or family history
Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed
Borrows from the history of art
Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes


With Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and globally. In doing so, the Museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions. 

email: curator [at]
03/02/2021 - 18:27

ArtConnect | Artist of the Month - February 2021



Submit up to three artworks for the chance to become our Artist of the Month in February. Five winners will be featured in ArtConnect's Magazine and promoted extensively worldwide. The selected works will be featured prominently on our homepage, and be seen by more than 90,000 art lovers, professionals, and collectors that visit ArtConnect each month.




Disciplines: All disciplines
Location: Worldwide




  • - Selected artworks will be featured in a digital showcase published in March 2021 and kept on display for future reference.
  • - The winning artists and their artworks will be promoted extensively on ArtConnect and prominently displayed on the Discover page, where collectors, curators, and art lovers alike come to find new talents.
  • - A dedicated newsletter announcing the winners and linking their profiles will be sent to our audience of devoted art professionals and enthusiastic art lovers.
  • - Each week a selection of applicants will be shared on ArtConnect's Instagram stories — apply early for a chance to have your work shared before the deadline.
  • - The winning artists will have one of their projects shared on ArtConnect’s Instagram & Facebook feed, reaching an international community of people interested in and inspired by art.
  • - Selected artists will be automatically considered for future projects by ArtConnect’s curatorial team, including the first to know about possible opportunities to exhibit, publish, or sell their artworks in cooperation with ArtConnect.




€5 - One artwork
€8 - Two artworks
€10 - Three artworks


This fee helps us support ArtConnect's curators and continue our mission to empower artists.




An ArtConnect profile and 1–3 artworks uploaded on ArtConnect with detailed project descriptions including material, dimensions, year created, and a short text


Your ArtConnect profile is not only your key to enter this open call, but also showcases your work and increases your chances of being discovered by a whole new audience of art professionals, collectors and art lovers on ArtConnect.




Visit the Open Call on ArtConnect and fill out a short form online




February 28th, 2021  (23:59 CET)


Previous Winners


See our Artists to Watch January 2021


email: hello [at]
03/02/2021 - 05:33
South Korea

Call for Artists: the International Exhibition “Circle 2021”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Circle 2021.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with circles, roundness, circulation, repetition, rituals, wholeness, etc.


*Deadline: February 23, 2021



-Photographs & 2D Digital Art

-Video & Interactive Art

-Painting, Sculpture & Installation Art



-Photography & 2D Digital Art

Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in different sizes. Additional fees may apply.

-Video & Interactive Art

We will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screened via a projector. If the work is required to be screened via 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 Works (Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, and 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.


*Exhibition Dates: September 1 – 19, 2021


***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
03/02/2021 - 02:06
United Kingdom


In the last hundred years, humankind has seen unprecedented innovations and changes- from skyscrapers to moon landing to social media to human rights to Art...


In this very moment in our society everything moves really fast, time doesn’t seem sufficient anymore, artists seem to find their path much harder, the ongoing changes create a need for a continuous state of Transcendence. 



The aim of this publication is to find out what’s the trend in contemporary art and to create a dialogue between the artists and the viewers. 


There are no subject or medium restrictions, everyone is welcomed to apply. 


Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully.


To apply for “THE NEW ARTIST” simply email us, one image with you and your artworks or with you in your studio, 3 images of your work (3 different works) Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 200 words, your Instagram username, your home address (so we can send you a printed copy) at boomergallery [op] gmail [punt] com


Magazine Cover. 


For the cover we have chosen Pablo Picasso as he will always represent the new and he has inspired artists for generations to create “NEW”


Please make sure you submit high quality images. 



Eligible media but not limited: 





-digital art 







To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £79 fee for each accepted submission. 



Where will be published? 


Google books
Apple Itunes Books
Our Website 


We will also have a printed edition available in our gallery. 

The printed edition will be on display for 3 months in our gallery in Central London. 



Important dates: 


the open call will run until 15 March. 
the publication will be made on 22 March and it will be up for 3 months. 



On top of the printed copy that will be posted to your address, each participant will get the links to all the platforms where the magazine will be available. 




Good luck to you all!

email: boomergallery [at]
02/02/2021 - 19:18

Inspired by Words

Call for Exhibition │Free entry
Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. September 2021

Words as an evocative means of an image or of a vision. Words taken from a book, a diary, a quote, a sentence or speech that arouse ideas and visual concepts, all expressed through a figurative and/or a narrative type of language.
Submissions at
Deadline 7th June 2021

email: info [at]
02/02/2021 - 11:15


Period – 18th/07/2022 – 08th/08/2022

Application deadline: April 15th, 2021

Decision: May 31st, 2021

Place : at ‘Carreau de la mine’, Lasauvage, Differdange, G. D. of Luxembourg



The Nomadic Island project is an artist residency project that goes beyond a usual creative residency since it merges with the experience of living in an international community that takes place at the same time. It is an experimentation platform involving an heterogeneous group of artists on one side, and an equally heterogeneous group of local residents on the other side. During a lapse of time of three weeks, the international community-based settlement is intended to create a space to let synergies arise around the theme of alternative ways of living and working.


The project therefore requires active participation both for the art works and for the maintenance of a good organisation within the community where each one will ensure its own contribution to logistics under sociocratic governance.


THEME: Alternative ways of living and working

The Nomadic Island project, calls for reflections on the increasing difficulties our society is facing in its current lifestyle based on overconsumption. Even though part of the society has reached a certain level of consciousness concerning the negative effects our degree of consumption is causing to our environment, there are still many questions open about what can be done and how. If the community artist-in-residence project Nomadic Island is intended to raise questions about our standards of living and their impact on the social and the natural environment we leave in, the existence of this temporary community also wants to raise awareness about possible innovative lifestyles, with low environmental impact, focusing on the prospect of a more sustainable existence from different points of view: social, economical, ecological, and cultural. 


• How can art and artistic production of any kind mirror current social issues? 

• How can art production play a role in the proposition and implementation of concepts about a different more sustainable way of living and working? 

• How can artistic reflection take up the challenges imposed by the effects our society produces through its actual standards of living? 

• How can we face the moral issues raised by the difference in the degree of 

consumption between the western post-industrial society and the developing 

economies or the countries suffering under poverty?



The proposals have to relate to the theme in an incontestable manner. The theme should be approached in a critical way in relation to social, political, philosophical perspectives.

The artistic contributions can take any form of expression as long as they ques-tion the theme and suggest a non-conform point of view.


The artists will settle themselves with their own sleeping facilities. Their living installation will have to be as self-produced and autonomous as possible. Their self-produced independent accommodation should constitute a part of their artistic concept and should reflect their ap-proach to the theme of alternative ways of living and working. The sleeping facilities may go from a simple tent to a recreational vehicle to a self built-on-place hut or other style of accommodation.


The artistic proposals have to fit the participative and collaborative philosophy of the Nomadic Island project and consider issues of sustainability, community building, interaction and participation of local residents. They have to include in their idea and concept, the participation of and collaboration with a group of 10 youngsters (aged 13 to 19) and a group of 10 adults, local residents. The project is a constructive and educational experience for all participants.


Previous experience with participative projects is considered as an important skill, although not mandatory.



Nomadic Island will provide the artists with a remuneration of 2.000,- euro per artistic contribution.

Travel expenses to the Nomadic Island location will be refunded up to 200,- euro upon proof of payment.

All meals will be provided by the organisation during the whole month of residence.



Artists must send following information to contact [op] nomadic-island [punt] com (the email adress being activated. An aknowledgment of receipt will be sent for confirmation. If no return has been received by February 15th, please contact us at nomadicisland22 [op] outlook [punt] com):

•CV (1 page max.)

•Portfolio, former and current projects (PDF or website, with pictures and videos). If you senda PDF, please include no more than 10 pictures.

•A short concept/script describing the project related to the theme ALTERNATIVE WAY OFLIVING AND WORKING (1 page max.), explaining the involvement of the group of youngstersand adults in the creation process.


For more questions and information regarding the event, please send an e-mail to contact [op] nomadic-island [punt] com

email: contact [at]
02/02/2021 - 10:52


STIFF – Student International Film Festival is now calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 8th festival edition which will take place from 4th to 7th of November 2021 in Rijeka, Croatia.


Works entering the competition program must be original, student-created films or debutants films of all genres: fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental films. All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after the 1st of January 2018. The films must be in English or with English subtitles and must be submitted via FilmFreeway platform. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 30th, 2021.


STIFF festival accepts films of all thematic preoccupations, but this year special attention will be given to the BODY. We wish to broaden our understanding of corporeality in relation to the moving image by reflecting on the body of the author, the body of the film, the body of the viewer, and the body in the film.


What is the relationship of a body with the moving image? How does culture inscribe meaning into bodies? Does our body connect us to the world or separates us from it? Have we overcome the body taboos? When is our body an instrument of knowledge, interaction, and intimacy with the world, and when is it a space of discomfort and restriction?


The festival jury will award Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary, and Best Animated Film while our audiences will award one film of their choice. Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, sound design and score composing.


STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Cultural Center) and organized in collaboration with Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is to strengthen the student film and video industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing international collaborations in the field of media production. During six successful years, the festival screened over 350 most recent student fiction, documentary, animated, and experimental films from all around the world. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers.


STIFF is organized in partnership with Art-kino, and supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the City of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and the University of Rijeka.

email: office [at]
01/02/2021 - 15:18

Anti-lockdown virtual exhibition

Enough is enough. Let us turn to the power of art to change the world. 

This is a call for artists to examine and respond to the lockdown that we are all experiencing. Dissenting voices are silenced, so it falls to artists to provide a critique. The exhibition will be held in a virtual gallery space from 19th February to 26th February 2021.


Please submit up to 3 works.

The exhibition will be held in a virtual gallery, so we can only accept 2D works.

There is no fee to submit.

Works should be submitted by email to fitzroviacircle [op] protonmail [punt] com with a short artist’s statement.

Deadline 17.2.21

email: fitzroviacircle [at]