Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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30/09/2019 - 05:14
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 41 (December 2019)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the December edition of Average Art Magazine.

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: 22nd November 2019

Entries can be emailed to us at december [op] averageart [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: december [at]
27/09/2019 - 09:07
South Korea

Call for Submissions: International Symposium for Visual Culture & Exhibitions

Call for Submissions: International Symposium for Visual Culture & Exhibitions

ISVC Website:

We invites artists, scholars, and researchers worldwide to participate in the International Symposium for Visual Culture. The community of artists, researchers and academics meets in the international symposium and participates in the exhibitions.

*Categories & Keywords:
-Digital Culture and Social Media
-Mass Culture
-Critical Studies
-Originality, Authorship, and Copyright Issues
-Feminist Studies on Visual Culture
-Nationalism and Visual Culture
-New Media Art
-Consumer Culture
-Digital Nomad
-Environmental issues and Visual Culture

[Symposium] International Symposium for Visual Culture (ISVS) 2020 and Pop-up Show & Performances, Washington D.C.
The symposium will be held on March 14, 2020 in Washington D.C., USA. 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.

After the symposium, there will be a Pop-up Show & Performances on the evening of March 14, 2020. Artists and researchers can showcase their projects, portfolios, and do artistic/experimental performances.

[Exhibition] “Visual Culture 2020” at CICA Museum
The international exhibition “Visual Culture 2020” will be held from January 22 to February 9, 2020 at CICA Museum. Participation is optional.


Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 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 screen 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.

October 24, 2019 Deadline for submissions
October 29 – November 10, 2019 Approvals: Selected artists/researchers will be notified by email.
January 22 – February 9, 2020 Exhibition “Visual Culture 2020” at CICA Museum
March 14, 2020 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ISVC Sessions, Washington D.C.
March 14, 2020 4 a.m. – 7 p.m. ISVC Pop-up show & performances, Washington D.C.
***The schedule is subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
please our website for more information:  

We look forward to the participation of creative artists/researchers. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

email: cicamuseum [at]
26/09/2019 - 19:45

ART Habens 2019, International Call for Artists, Special Edition

ART Habens is celebrating its ten years long successful activity launching a special edition, that will once again explore new trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art scene.

ART Habens offers a unique opportunity to get featured in their publication, that over the years has reached an international audience, providing artists, curators and gallerist with the chance of being part of a vivacious community from all over the world that loves art and culture. The publication in the special edition will include features on art and artists, highlighting notable new exhibitions and events around the world and it will engage with artists dealing with process-driven changes in our society.

The competition is open to all artists, both national and international and is great for both established and early career artists who need a boost to their portfolio.

There are no entry fees and each artist may submit up to three works or projects made in any technique, including:

•     Painting
•     Mixed Media
•     Installation
•     Video Art & Short Film
•     Fine Art Photography
•     Experimental Media
•     Performance
•     Public Art
•     Sculpture
•     Textile


There are no application fees. In order to submit your work to the ART Habens Biennale please fill the following

application form:

You can fill out our submission form or email us [ arthabens [punt] biennale [op] europe [punt] com ] your proposal including further materials (pdf files, images or stills) for evaluation.

DEADLINE December 13th, 2019



Since its foundation, ART Habens has featured a lot of artists giving them the chance to branch out and get ahead, showing their works off the world through many publications, since it's becoming more and more important for artists to take the promotion of their image and their art upon themselves.

Inspired by worldwide art scene, we highlight that art is an essential element in our lives: ART Habens reserves a special place to explore these transformations; first, by acknowledging the energy and effort that goes into the creation of art, and second, by investigating the new life a work takes on as it is transferred from artist to world.

ART Habens offers a unique opportunity to be published in print and digital issues, as well as online on our website and social media.

email: arthabens.biennale [at]
26/09/2019 - 16:46
United States

The Queer Joy Project

The Queer Joy Project is the capstone thesis of Casper Dehnavi's B.A. in Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. It will take the form of a website, as well as (potentially) a book with four chapters: romantic and sexual connection, friendship and family/chosen family, religion and spirituality, and artmaking. Individuals of any queer identity are invited to submit writing or visual art for inclusion in the project.


Please feel free to contact Casper casperdehnavi(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions before submitting!

email: casperdehnavi [at]
24/09/2019 - 12:50

Call for short film submissions: Black Girl* Magic

Artists Without A Cause is bringing back the Black Girl* Magic Film Series and we’re looking for short film and video submissions by Black womxn* FTLI filmmakers for a screening during Black History Month in Berlin, Germany. Our third installment of the series is being presented in collaboration with White Guilt Clean Up and Frauenkreise Berlin, where it will take place. The resilience and power of creativity in the face of discrimination, injustice, and everyday violence is truly magical. We are excited to celebrate Blackness beyond mainstream tropes and through the lenses of Black womxn* once again with new filmmakers and and new stories.

What we’re looking for:

Short films and videos by Black womxn* FLTI of any genre and exploring any theme. Bonus for films with themes of creativity, power, resilience, and joy of Black Girl* Magic. We’re looking to fill about 90 minutes of runtime.

All filmmakers are invited to join in the discussion! Berlin-based? You’re welcome to join us at the screening. Not in town? No worries, we would love to have you call in online.

How to submit:

Send an email to hello [op] artistswac [punt] org with the subject Film Submission: Black Girl Magic
Include your film as a downloadable link or link to online viewable in the body of the email.
If you’re sending something over Wetransfer, please include the link in the body of the email, don’t just sent it via Wetransfer’s system. It often isn’t obvious who it is from!
Include a film description and artist biography, maximum of 500 words each, in the body of the email.
Let us know if you would like to join the discussion at the screening, either in person or calling in.

We’re accepting submissions until January 15th, 2020 and the screening will take place during Black History Month in February.

The program will be finalized by February and all submitters will be notified then.

Selected artists will be compensated.

email: hello [at]
24/09/2019 - 09:58

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:

October 20th 2019

email: [at]
23/09/2019 - 12:00
United Kingdom




Warbling invites international submissions of contemporary art for fifth curated group exhibition to be held in Hoxton, London from the 27th November - 30th November 2019.


Titled ‘Perhaps we should have stayed’, it’s completely up to each artist submitting to come to their own conclusions on how the title might relate or sit nicely alongside their practice. It’s interesting to read different ideas and interpretations of our titles in the submissions form, however, it is not obligatory to do so and often if a work stands out, it can be related in some way to the other works being considered within the exhibition as a whole.


The exhibition is to be curated by Robyn Graham and to be held at Hoxton 253 which is an artist-run gallery and project space in Hoxton, London. Hoxton 253 is run by artist Zsuzsa Benke and photographer Mirko Boffelli with the objective to provoke critical dialogue within contemporary culture and society.


Please check our website for full information here.

email: robyn [at]
22/09/2019 - 13:44

International Kuni-umi Manga World Cup

An international competition aimed at selecting outstanding manga & artistic works related to traditional Japanese stories and mythology, with a focus on the topic of Awaji Island. Artists from every country are invited to participate and show off their creative talents!


Participants in the competition can be selected for an award in the following categories:


Category 1: Awaji Island & Japan Heritage
               General Award
               Create a work which is focused on the Japanese heritage location of Awaji Island and its associated themes including the ‘Legend of Kuni-umi (from the Kojiki)’ ‘Miketsukuni,’ ‘Ama,’ among others.


               Hajimari no Shima Award
               Create a work which is focused on the Awaji Island-themed RPG game Hajimari no Shima (soon to be released this year by the Japan Heritage Awaji Island Committee)


Category 2: Kojiki Nihonshoki Manyoshu Award
         Create a work which is focused on regional traditions, stories, legends, and themes related to the ancient Japanese texts Kojiki, Nihonshoki, and Manyoshu.

email: johrberg [at]
21/09/2019 - 17:59

Open call for the-lack-of Wrong Pavilion

Open call for artists and diaspora from South Asia to submit works for “the-lack-of” pavilion as part of The Wrong. The Wrong is a decentralised art biennale divided into online and offline locations around the world, celebrating today’s exciting digital culture community. This edition of The Wrong opens November 1st, 2019 and runs until March 1st, 2020. More information here -


the-lack-of is meant to be a space for interaction. It integrates a forum within the site where artists can have conversations with each other in the public eye. The forum will be made accessible to the public midway through the duration of the exhibition. The website intends to be a repository of actions taking place on multiple platforms. It is imagined as a space where artists are able to shed identity tags assumed on their behalf particularly those that define what south asian concerns are. What does the south-asian internet look like? What does our internet culture look like? Is our contemporary media arts discourse a simulacrum; a faithful copy of what occurs in the west? Who does South Asian Futurism belong to? How do we deal with an internet inundated with one sided views and confirmation bias serving algorithms? What concerns take precedence and how do forms mutate as a result of works solely existing in this virtual environment? These are some of the questions we ask ourselves but they are not defined as parameters of the open call. Artistic practice that is outside of current contemporary art discourse is welcome and greatly encouraged.


The pavilion is only open to residents and diaspora from South Asia; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Open to web friendly works across Audio, Video, Film, Moving Image, Text, Computational and Generative Art. The web-site will be built on the Wix Platform which offers a lot of customisation and can also embed works from YouTube and Vimeo as well as some social platforms. Artists are also open to conduct a performance/action elsewhere on the web and archive it on the site. For artists proposing a specific activity/work to be developed for the exhibition, emphasis will be placed on the act of making work rather than a fully resolved piece of work. The pavilion is not intended to be an extension of any white cube gallery space nor is it meant to become a portfolio landing site. Artists can send in 1-2 works and they will be chosen based on the layout of the site. Artists are also free to think of ways in which they would like to programme activities of their own during this period (a q&a, web based performances, small interventions that are either physical or virtual etc., This is optional)


The deadline is the 1st of October 2019 for existing works and 3rd of October for proposals. Please send submissions with your name, e-mail, proposal, website and links to your works with the subject: “the-lack-of submission” to wrong [punt] thelackof [op] gmail [punt] com Selected artists will be notified by the 5th of October. Please feel free to write in with any questions before the 29th of September 2019.

email: wrong.thelackof [at]
20/09/2019 - 21:11

We are looking for 4 street art artists!

Call for artists!
We are looking for 4 street art artists!
Nomadak “El Trenico” or “The little train” - bike & street art is an artistic creation and cultural management project. It is a nomadic artistic residence that will be developed by bicycle. The four selected artists will join adventure and street art: there will be exclusive days to be inspired and lost in the nature of the Basque Country by bicycle and there will be days to develop artistic works - participatory artistic activities, muralism, paper, graffiti, signage, workshops ...-. At the same time, meetings with artists and different cultural associations of the territory are planned so that the immersion in the Basque artistic and cultural ecosystem is complete.

email: artgiada [at]