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

22/08/2019 - 21:33
United States

Surf City Arts Fest 2019

Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Huntington Beach Art Center & Triangle Park (Main St, between 6th St & Acacia)

The Huntington Beach Art Center is excited to present the Surf City Arts Fest. This event combines Family Arts Day and Art in the Park, to bring to downtown HB the largest outdoor celebration of the arts ever presented in its history! The Festival will offer 75 booths for artists, an intergenerational art experience with unique hands-on art projects, food and beverage vendors, and live music and dance performance entertainment.

Vendor Applications are now being Accepted for Jurying:
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2019 (late submissions will not be considered)
Provide completed application form as well as two (2) images of your work for jurying

See our website for more information including application.

email: artcenterstaff [at]
22/08/2019 - 12:20

switch 2019 - open call to artists working with film, video & moving image

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


Triona Ryan, Harald Turek


switch project Tipperary Ireland.


email: switch.information [at]
21/08/2019 - 14:38

Get featured in Artqol Magazine

Spread the story of your art practice!


Artqol magazine is a curated collection of stories behind artists and their works, promoting Artqol's contemporary artists and curator members, with focuses on conceptual, expressive, social, political and environmental art practices.


The magazine is digitally distributed directly to international art professionals, including curators, artists, galleries and art institutions.


Application deadline for the next issue:

September 20th 2019

email: [at]
20/08/2019 - 23:55
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Special Anniversary Edition: Issue 15

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing 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, 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, wether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which he/she applied for.

DEADLINE: October 3rd, 2019 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 3rd October - Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Brigitte Mulholland, curator, director of Anton Kern Gallery, NYC


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

Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images 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]
19/08/2019 - 13:27
United States


Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the Art Basel Miami International Print Issue. We are passionate about highlighting work by contemporary emerging artists and are excited to feature the next round of artists in this edition. Submit your work for a chance to be published in our third annual Art Basel Miami Edition, which will be released during Miami Art Week in December 2019 and will also be available in international shop locations.




Rebecca Hossack Gallery , London and New York


The Director of three galleries in central London and New York, Rebecca Hossack was born in Melbourne in 1955. Following degrees in Law and in History of Art, Hossack studied at Christie's and at The Guggenheim in Venice. She set up her own gallery in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, in March 1988. (She signed the lease only three days before the great stock-market crash on 'Black Monday'). Hossack's business, despte the economic climate, has not only survived, but thrived. In 2007 she moved the main London gallery to a three-storey building in 2a Conway Street, off Fitzroy Square, while keeping a second space at nearby 28 Charlotte Street. From 1993-7, Hossack served as the Australian cultural attaché in London, initiating literary links between Australian and British writers and organising a series of exhibitions of Australian art in London. Her 'unworthy predecessor' Sir Les Patterson saluted her as 'one beaut sheila'. Hossack's portrait was included in Australians, an exhibition of photographs by Polly Borland at the National Portrait Gallery (with an accompanying book) celebrating 'the contributions of 55 famous Aussie "ex-pats".


ABOUT CREATE! MAGAZINE Create! Magazine is an independent contemporary arts magazine focused on highlighting the work of talented emerging and mid-career creatives from across the globe. We are pleased to announce our next call for artists for a custom designed two-page spread in our publication (both print & digital) that will feature your artist biography, website, and two images of your artwork. Have your work seen by our 125,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your work out there and connect with a new audience!



WHERE TO FIND THE MAGAZINE: Print copies of Create! Magazine are available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. Digital issues can always be purchased on our website.


SELECTED ARTISTS: If your work is selected, you will receive a custom designed two-page spread in both the print and digital versions of the magazine that will include your artist biography, website, and two images. Published artists will be sent a complimentary digital issue and will be listed as a participating artist in your issue on both our website and social media. We also promote artists individually via blog and social media posts that reach over 125,000 total followers worldwide. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to art fairs, exhibitions, and gallery projects organized by our team.


DEADLINE: September 30, 2019 (Midnight EST) ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older from the US and abroad, of all genders, ethnicities, and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber/textile art, photography, mixed media, installation, etc. A college degree is not required to participate in this open call.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images of different artworks, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, and your email address. If your work is three-dimensional, you may include additional images of installation views or detailed shots at no extra cost. Please see our Submittable form for further details. Please note that for best results, artists should include works from the same series per each submission.


SUBMISSION FEE: $35 for 3 images (non-refundable*)

email: info [at]
18/08/2019 - 16:44


Organized by CRACK Trust

Application Deadline: 15th September 2019
Finalist Announcement: 15th October 2019
Camp Date: 25-30 December 2019
Open Day: 30 December 2019
Venue: Smaran Matsya-beej Khamar, Rahimpur (adjacent to Dhaka-Kushtia highway), Kushtia, Bangladesh.

Artist Shawon Akand and artist Delowar Hossain’s meeting had germinated the crucial idea of this platform in 2007. The initiators conceived a melting pot for artists and creative minds coming from diverse fields of praxis to come together and explore each other’s artistic realms. Eventually this platform is now constituted as a non-profit arts trust (CRACK Trust) which is primarily based in Bangladesh and also charting new artistic arenas globally.
At CRACK Trust we believe that Art is a complex process and it could not be separated from life and ways of living. We think that every form of art has inter-relation and it is necessary to develop vigorous inter linkages between every field of culture to create a favorable environment for the progress of artistic practices. In this light, apart from visual artists, CRACK also engages creative people from various disciplines, including but not limited to theatre activists, photographers, film makers, musicians, psychologists, singers, poets, writers, journalists, actors, anthropologist, folklorists, historians, art critics and so on.

Objective & Purpose:
1. CRACK International Art Camp (CIAC) focuses on promoting young artists & thinkers by giving them space & momentum for flourishing their talent on an international basis.
2. CIAC is building a potential cross-cultural relationship keeping away from the conventional corporate culture.
3. Exchange of thoughts, ideas, concepts, & beliefs will accelerate interestingly through CIAC.
4. CIAC facilitates the participants coming from across the world with the philosophical basis to think independently out of basket.
5. Telescoping scope for practicing Art & Culture across the border. Involvement with the multi-cultural participants will definitely click fresh, positive and new ideas to anyone related to this art camp.
6. Sharing and caring for cross-cultural art will aim at the establishment of an eco-friendly platform. A way out from the monotonous urban life, spending some days in the lap of nature and catching up with the beats of pastoral Bengali folks are exactly what every artist might be thirsting for! 
7. Brain-refreshing rather than brainstorming - the purpose of the camp is to provide the participants with a sound environment to relax their minds and share their views and insights about art works with each other.

Who can attend?
• CIAC is open for all art loving, cultural-minded people across the globe. It invites artists in a broad sense from visual or conventional art media to the multidisciplinary periphery (poets, writers, journalists, singers or musicians, film makers and so on).
• Even though there is no age limitation to become a CIAC participant, young artists will be given priority.
• The CIAC is targeted to adventurous and enthusiastic persons who can accept challenges to comfortable living. People accustomed to luxurious suite and feasts are firmly discouraged to join the CIAC. The camp is held in a rural setting where the food, accommodation and day-to-day experience is enjoyed by sharing common resources with fellow artists and community people.

How to apply?
The CAMP is absolutely Registration FREE! 
The applicants are requested to submit the following materials via email to the Crack International Art Camp (CIAC) 
1. A complete portfolio including brief Biography/CV
2. A short paragraph on ‘The reasons I find CRACK INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP, KUSHTIA interesting’.
3. Copy of Passport (for international participants only)
4. Two Recommendation letters

Please submit your application electronically to our official email address:
crackbangladesh [op] gmail [punt] com

What will be provided by CRACK?
Food & Accommodation: CRACK will bear the cost of food and accommodation for the participants at Kushtia only. The food and accommodation will be managed from local sources. People interested in local cuisine in a local setting are highly encouraged to join.
Interpreter & guide: For the international participants CRACK Team will provide an interpreter and guide for a better understanding of the local language and cultural gestures.
Pre and Post Camp Support: CRACK Trust will also help international participants to find local accommodation, food and transportation from their arrival in Bangladesh and continue until their departure, if required.

Participant’s Responsibility:
Transportation Cost: The participant(s) will have to bear the transportation cost regardless of the country of origin. 
Cost of Art Materials: According to their project parameter the participants will have to bear all the material costs themselves.
N.B: The participants need not come up with a predetermined plan of action. Rather, the idea can be generated on the spot.

Application deadline:
Applications regarding joining the camp must be submitted by 15th September 2019.

Selected applicants will receive a confirmation letter through e-mail by 15th October, 2019.

Estimated Schedule:
• Reporting at Dhaka: 23 Dec, 2019
• Reporting at Kushtia: 24 Dec, 2019
• Camp will be held from 25 December to 30 December 2019
• Open day: 30 December 2019

Places of interest:
Kushtia, situated in a geographically prominent place, bears the memorial of two of the greatest philosophers & artists of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore & Lalon Fakir. It attracts the art loving people around the world for the following features:
• The Shilaidaha Kuthibari and Tagore Lodge - Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore lived a part of his life and created some of his most remarkable works while living in Shilaidaha Kuthibari. There is another house in the Kushtia city known as Tagore Lodge which bears Rabindranath’s memories as he used to stay there from time to time.
• The Akhra of Lalon Fakir – Baul mystic philosopher Lalon Fokir’s shrine.
• Handloom textile – Jugia, Kumarkhali and many more places in Kushtia is famous for handloom textile.
• Garai River – This is one of the longest rivers in Bangladesh and a distributary of the Padma river.
• Residence and Press of Kangal Harinath – Kangal Harinath (1833-1896) is considered as a pioneer in journalism at the grassroots level in the then undivided British India. Harinath's news earned credibility for their bold and honest reporting. He set up the printing press in 1873 for printing the journal Gram Barta Prokashika which he first started publishing in 1860s.
• Residence of Mir Mossaraf Hossain – Mir Mossaraf Hossain (1847-1912) was a novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. He is considered as the first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal.

If you have any more queries please feel free to contact us 
Email: crackbangladesh [op] gmail [punt] com
Phone: +88 01712 122415

Photograph: Performance art by Aziz Amri (Indonesia) at the 12th edition of CIAC, 2018
Photo courtesy: Hossain Atahar

17/08/2019 - 18:20

Transitions and Displacements


Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city. April 2020


Transitions and displacements are the objects of reflection for our call. The concept of the two terms is a recall to the "liquid" vision of contemporary philosophy. Transitions, displacements, mutations of condition are the prerogatives of a fluid approach to reality, prerogatives of a free change in the state of things that allows full organic adherence to the environment and to the context in which each subject / object is immersed .
The works that will take part in the exhibition will represent an excursus on the subject, addressed both from a physical, chemical and biological poin of view and from a social, cultural and political one.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th January 2020

email: info [at]
17/08/2019 - 17:48
United States

Call for Entry: SEEING THROUGH Exhibition

Call for Entry: SEEING THROUGH Exhibition


SEEING THROUGH is a juried call for art open to any 2D and 3D media including painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and video. This exhibition will feature works that explore visual or conceptual methodology of seeing through. A maximum of 5 works of any medium, per artist may be submitted. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. Entries must be hand-delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container with return label.


#SEEING THROUGH THE CREVICE_ The motivation of seeing through bears voyeric sense of seeking environmental landscape or objects or system specifically through the edited and mediated view. Sometimes the perspective from seeing through the crack provides more clear and closer idea to the truth.


#SEEING THROUGH THE SPECTRUM_ Individual perception upon the world differs through their cultural, historical, and personal backgrounds or experience. SEEING THROUGH exhibition will explore both the idea of the action of seeing through invisible layers of experience and the psychological and physical way of comprehending the world through artists’ own filter.



- Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on [Certain date]

- Juried with JPEGs. 

- Five entries per artist. 

- Entries must be ready to hang

- Entries cannot exceed over 36 inch in any dimensions

- Entries cannot be over 30 lbs 

- Email submission material, short artist bio, CV and statement with up to 5 images to [sugaruark [op] gmail [punt] com]

- Artists are responsible for dropping-off and picking-up the artwork. However, if you are not able to hand deliver it, you may ship it to Sugar gallery along with the return label.  



Minah Kim

Ziba Rajabi



Sugar Gallery

1 E Center, Fayetteville AR, 72701



Deadline for submission: September 30th

Announcement: October 6th

Works must be delivered to sUgAR gallery by October 20th

Opening: October 28th 

End: November 15th

Works will be shipped back in 10 days


Entry Fees

This call for art is FREE.


email: sugaruark [at]
15/08/2019 - 12:02

The Taste of Life - Applications open !

We invite visual artists working in all fine art media to participate in our contest. Through this contest, we will offer 1 artist the chance to win free 3 weeks artist residency (travel + accomodation) at beautiful seaside resort — ArtFarm Liepaja with further opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the gallery Artpegazs, Riga in 2020. We accepting all contemporary and fine art submissions that clearly employ and represent the theme of contest. The theme for 2019 is Taste of Life.

Have you ever thought about what Life actually tastes like? How its Taste changes according to what we feel, where we are, what we experience and how contemporary art should interpret and respond to it?

Organised by: the gallery Artpegazs in co-operation with the RZ

Location of contest exhibition: the gallery Artpegazs, Rūpniecības iela 18, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia

Location of artist residency: ArtFarm Liepaja, outskirts of LIEPAJA, Latvia

Show Dates: October 30th through November 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: October 30th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm


About This Contest

In the first stage, applications of the submitted images of works are assessed by a jury to make a selection of works for the exhibition.

In the second stage, artworks of 30 contest finalists are assessed in the contest exhibition at the art gallery Artpegazs and prizes are presented.

The Deadline: Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Cost: €25 (about $28) per entry

The Prize: 3 weeks artist residency (travel grant + accomodation) at Artfarm Liepaja seaside resort (june–september) with further opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the gallery Artpegazs in 2020.

Media Accepted: Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed media. No more than 3 twodimensional works, with the widest side of the artwork not exceeding 150 cm.

Submission of the application by October 30th, 2019

  • application form, (please download and fill PDF or Word version),
  • 1-3 images of artworks (300 DPI, jpg file, max 5 MB, file name: name_surname_titleofwork),
  • registration fee EUR 25 (invoice is sent to the applicant after the application has been received).

Application should be submitted via email to: pegazsgalerija [op] gmail [punt] com

Please note: After you upload your images you will receive a confirmation email. Your images will be added to the contest entries page within 3 business days.

Notification: October 4th, 2019 via email

The list of confirmed participants is available at
The registration fee is not returned.
The works selected for the exhibition have to be submitted by October 21th, 2019, at the gallery
ArtPegazs, Rūpniecības iela 18, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia.
Incomplete or incorrectly processed applications will not be considered.
The shipping of your artworks to and from the show is not included.
All artworks must be for sale.

Commission on Sales: art gallery will retain 30% of the sales price.
Also save the date and enjoy the award ceremony at gallery Artpegazs, Riga, as well as the exhibition of the award finalists works, followed by party with live music.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask by pegazsgalerija [op] gmail [punt] com
Edmunds Tamovics, owner, gallery ArtPegazs
Ilgvars Zalans, art consultancy,



Resident is to be provided with:

  • travel grant < €800,
  • accommodation in a furnished studio apartment (studio, kitchen + living room, household appliances) at the ArtFarm Liepaja,
  • a studio (63 m2) at the ArtFarm Liepaja,
  • PR support of the developing project,
  • assistance in coordination of the developing project (introduction to the local context, meetings arrangement, information and literature search assistance),
  • official invitation letter for visa (if any).

Resident is expected to:

  • submit final artworks at the end of stay for the solo exhibition at the gallery ArtPegazs, Riga.
    Logistics and other details are to be negotiated individually).

Download application form

View the full prospectus and apply online at





email: pegazsgalerija [at]
15/08/2019 - 01:07

$1,000 Grants - All Media Eligible

The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.


Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists

+ 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards

+ 30 artists will have their work archived at

+ Selected submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize

+ Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art (


Connect with Curators

We work with leading curators to review your submissions. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Fall 2019 awards are:


+ Karen Patterson, Curator


Fabric Workshop and Museum


+ Lauren R. O’Connell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art


Recent Winners

We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:


+ Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California

+ Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana

+ Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland

+ Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom

+ Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California

+ Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts

+ Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas

+ Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota

+ Juan Giraldo, New York, New York

+ Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California

+ Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas

+ Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York

+ Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa

+ Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois

+ Erik Parra, San Francisco, California



Our grants are available to artists residing anywhere in the world. We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply. We accept submissions in all media.



November 12, 2019


Simple Application

We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.


To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:

+ Name & Email

+ Instagram Username (optional)

+ Up to 10 Image or Video attachments

+ Artwork captions

+ Artist Statement & Biography (optional)

+ $40 submission fee


Apply Now

Show us your work at


email: info [at]