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

28/08/2019 - 18:48

Abstractions│Call for Photographers and Visual Designers

ABSTRACTIONS Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city. May 2020


"Abstraction", from the Latin "abstractio", is the process of thought for which an element is isolated from all the others to which it was connected and is considered as a particular object of research, the same procedure that tends to separate the essential qualities of an object to obtain the universal concept about that.

We find a procedural peculiarity in the expressive language adopted in the twentieth century with the artists who interpret abstract art, where the separation operation is carried out with the intention of exalting that still too unknown side of the human being: emotionality and perceptions subjective of reality. It is thus that form becomes the result of the encounter between man and the world, in an alternation of empathy, of getting closer to reality and escaping from it.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th February 2020


email: info [at]
28/08/2019 - 15:23

switch 2019: open call


The annual switch event will take place this year from 3rd-10th of November, in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland. 


switch locates itself outside of the big city and locates itself in the rhythm of a smaller place.


We are inviting artists working with film / moving image / lens based Media, to consider an application for switch 2019.


switch began in 2008 showing eight works by eight artists in eight locations in Nenagh town centre. For the 11th edition of this event we are making again an open call to all artists working with film, lens based media and moving image to submit one work. 


switch 2019 is eight works, eight locations, eight artists.


Scope of Proposal:


switch 2019 will be 8 lens based works by 8 artists.


These works will be installed in 8 different locations throughout the town centre of Nenagh and will run simultaneously from 4pm to midnight daily for one week.

The event itself will be accompanied by a small publication & a website.

You are invited to submit a proposal to show your lens based works. Please include a short statement describing your proposal and include a bio.




An artist fee of Euro 225 will be paid to each artist for the showing of the work. [Please note VAT charges may be applicable.]




Please send us your proposal to: switch [punt] information [op] gmail [punt] com. Closing date for proposal: Friday 27th September 2019.


The work can be sent to us for viewing purposes as links to vimeo/youtube or via dropbox, wetransfer or alternative: quicktime movies & mp4’s work best.


some notes:


the installed videos will be shown without sound
the video works will be situated in the public sphere
works will be shown on a constant loop from 4pm to midnight every day of the week of 3rd – 10th November 2019
exhibited works will be shown using a Media-player & a projector
the format of showing the work is by using large windows as projection screens.


Looking forward to hearing from you, best wishes




switch project Tipperary Ireland.

email: switch.information [at]
27/08/2019 - 14:11


STIFF film festival is looking for the most creative GIF films/animations to be featured in the special exhibition during 6th STIFF film festival Rijeka, Croatia.


Submit your best GIF to STIFF by September 5th, 2019 to stiff [punt] gif [op] gmail [punt] com



More info:

email: stiff.gif [at]
26/08/2019 - 03:58
United States

Captured - A Photography Exhibition

MEDIUM: Analog or Digital Photography

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Artist Notification: September 8, 2019
Art Delivery Date: Between September 26  and 30, 2019
Artist Reception: October 3, 2019
SHOW RUNS: October 3 to October 26, 2019

Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Entry $35 for up to 3 images


Las Laguna Gallery  is seeking photographers working in a variety of mediums.

Photography provides many things; proof that something happened, the ability to capture a moment or memories, or as a means of communication. Is your work innovative and interesting? Will your submission be artistic or awe-inspiring?


We are looking for works that excite and inspire. Works that could make your viewer laugh or you’re your viewer cry. We’d like to see works that show your ingenuity, talent, heart, and perception.



email: laslagunagallery [at]
26/08/2019 - 03:54
United States

Exceptional Talents: All Media/Open Theme Exhibition

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3 images
ARTIST/GALLERY SPLIT: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery


For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking Exceptional talents. This is no theme for this exhibition and this exhibition is open to any type of media including small and large sculptures.


This call for art is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.


Multiple art mediums are encouraged and will be considered in this call for art. Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Ceramics Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video and Watercolor.

No work that requires special hanging or special installation instructions will be accepted.



email: monanikogallery [at]
26/08/2019 - 03:51
United States


Las Laguna Gallery is seeking stunning artworks in this open theme call for art.

This Call for Art is open to ALL local, national and international artists, professional and amateur working in the disciplines of  Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor.

email: laslagunagallery [at]
24/08/2019 - 20:41
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - A5 Portfolio #31 (October 2019)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the October edition of the zine.


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: 5th October 2019


Entries can be emailed to us at october [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk?subject=Submission" rel="nofollow">october [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: october [at]
24/08/2019 - 05:19

Proyecto en Sitio, Land Art in Mexico.

We are looking for artists who want to participate in our yearly land- art event around our studio,called ; La Coyotera Taller Estudio here in Umecuaro,Michoacan state in Mexico.This year will be our third edition in which we invite about 10 artists to participate creating their "on site" works with local available materials during a 14 day's residency.We can not afford ,yet,the costs for air tickets but we do provide a nice place to stay food and the materials needed for the creation of works.Also we publish a catalog of the artists with the works created.We invite you to send us an idea /sketch to select before the 15 th. of september 2019.The event will take place from the 17 th. till 30 th.of november.We asure you a great time and location to work. For more detailed info please take a look at our website and facebook pages;/tallerlacoyotera/ and /Proyecto-en-Sitio-732730873563216/ or at our catalog ;

email: lacoyoteratallerestudio [at]
23/08/2019 - 08:25
South Korea

Call for Artists: Abstract Mind 2020: the 5th International Exhibition on Abstract Art

Call for Artists: Abstract Mind 2020: the 5th International Exhibition on Abstract Art
CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in “Abstract Mind,” the 5th International Exhibition on Abstract Art.

*Deadline: September 13, 2019

*The categories include:
-Painting, Drawing, and Print
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photograph & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art

-Photographs & 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 larger 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 screen through a projector. 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.

-Painting, Sculpture, & 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: February 12 – March 1, 2020

***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video and/or up to 5 JPG images (100-500KB recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Abstract Mind – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show processing & maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message.

email: cicamuseum [at]
22/08/2019 - 23:36
United States

Open Call for Artists: CURRENTS New Media Festival 2020

Be a part of our 2020 Artist Lineup
Artist submissions are now open for CURRENTS 2020 New Media Festival!

With 10 years of new media production, display, and support in its wheelhouse, CURRENTS New Media has become known as one of the leading emerging media arts festival in the States. 

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from the USA and around the world.  The CURRENTS team is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next festival: #CURRENTS2020

We invite artists across all mediums of electronic art and new media to apply.

Submission Deadline: November 5, 2019

2020 Festival Dates: June 12 – 21

This year’s categories include:
•   Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)
•   Outdoor Installations and Projections
•   Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments
•   Robotics
•   Multimedia Performance
•   Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)
•   Interactive Installations for Children
•   Single Channel Video and Animation
•   Experimental Documentary


To apply, please read our submission guidelines here.

CURRENTS New Media provides the community with opportunities to experience new media arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces.

Parallel Studios creates a platform for new media artists to develop and share innovative work. Our yearly festival and ongoing educational programs provide environments that give the public access to immersive and expansive art experiences.


The festival is the result of a collaboration between Parallel Studios, its partners throughout the city, and the many volunteers who invest their time to support this project. Learn More

email: connect [at]