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

15/12/2020 - 23:44
United States

CURRENTS New Media 2021: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: CURRENTS New Media 2021

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2021

Notified by: March 15, 2021

Festival Dates: June 18 - 27, 2021


CURRENTS New Media is now accepting digital media art submissions in the fields of:

-Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments 

-Multimedia Performance 

-Desktop Experiences 




Every summer since 2010, CURRENTS New Media has been putting on one of the leading art and technology festivals in the United 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. In August 2020, we presented our first entirely-online festival with great success.  


After a year of global change, adjustment and learning new ways to connect, we are planning an online festival with a smaller, onsite festival if COVID permits.


Submission Fee: $25 for single submission, $20 per submission for multiple submissions


To apply, please read our submission guidelines and fill out the submission form on our website.


CURRENTS New Media champions new media arts and supports artists in creating innovative work. Our annual festival, educational programs, and exhibition space give the public year-round 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. 




email: connect [at]
15/12/2020 - 22:35
Russian Federation

V International Bad Video Art Festival



The fifth edition of BAD VIDEO ART FESTIVAL will take place in Moscow, Russia, in 2021.


Open to artists worldwide. NO fees.


submission link:


We are looking for videos which are at the intersection of bad art, bad painting and bad cinema. We propose to study extreme forms of video art and single out certain video art works as bad videos or "B-videos". Join us if you are interested in the issues of quality and boundaries of art, or just love video art. 


The International Bad Video Art Festival (BVAF) is an independent artist-run initiative. Video artists and bad movie fans Natalia Monakhova and Andrey Slaschilin have once decided to find out whether there is something like bad video art. It is well known that bad movies have long ago formed a special cultural field with its own heroes and fans. In other arts sectors the issue of the bad has not been problematized so actively. 


There is no competition, no hype. Just bad video art from all over the world because it really exists in this world. And there are artists fearless enough to take part in the Festival without being afraid of labels or disrepute.Bad Video Art Festival is a good example of successful international communication beyond any geographical, social or cultural limits, or fictional ranking.




email: badvideoart [at]
15/12/2020 - 22:34
United States

Arte Natura

Arte Natura is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the natural world. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 13 - June 5, 2021 and is open to all artists working in any media. All interpretations of the theme are acceptable, including landscape, fruits, vegetables, flowers and fauna and human figuration as part of the natural environment. $500 cash award. On-line entry form at

email: slowart [at]
15/12/2020 - 14:08

OPEN CALL: solo show at Sol Nexoe

Deadline: January 3rd 2021, 23:59 CET

Response: January 11th 2021

Period of exhibition: September 10th – October 3rd 2021


About Sol:

Sol is an artist-run exhibition space of contemporary art located at the old industrial harbour in Nexø on Bornholm (Denmark). Since 2019 Sol has established itself as a local center of visual art and has hosted a number of solo exhibitions with both Danish and international artists. In 2021 the exhibition programme consists of six exhibitions – among these one is announced as an Open Call. The focus of the 2021 programme  is to expand the framework of innovative collaborations between artists and business life and civil society local to Bornholm.


Open Call:

Our open call is directed towards solo projects made by visual artists. It is not possible to apply as a group. There is no thematic framework but we expect that a proposal for an exhibition will consider the specific location and context of Sol and contain a suggestion of a collaboration relevant for the exhibition. This does not need to be concretised regarding which person or institution to work with but rather sketched as an idea. E.g. a collaboration with a local astrologist in artist talk in darkness, or a collaboration with the local historical archive. Sol will assist finding the right collaboration partner. We encourage applicants to be creative in their imagining what a collaboration could be and to look at it as an opportunity to expand the artistic gesture.


Applicants fee:

All applications are charged with a fee of 100 DKK (with Danish bank transfer) or 15 € (with international bank transfer with shared bank transfer costs). Transfer to the following account in Arbejdernes Landsbank: Reg: 5340 Konto: 0000240446. For international bank transfer use: IBAN: DK7053400000240446 / SWIFT: ALBADKKK . Name your transfer OPEN_last name (e.g. OPEN_abramovic).


Sol is offering:

  • Salary for building the exhibition and participating in related activities: 5000 DKK
  • Viewing fee: 5000 DKK
  • Travel costs (Denmark): max 1000 DKK
  • Travel costs (internationally): max 2000 DKK

Transport of works (both ways): max 2000 DKK

Sol will also offer professional documentation of the exhibition, PR, a printed publication, transport insurance and guarding of the exhibition for the whole duration. Sol will assist within the process of applying for production funds.


The application must include:

Completed application form

CV (max 1 page)

5 A4 pages with documentation of artworks (video- and sound files must be send as link)

Receipt/screenshot documenting completed bank transfer


Save the document as one single PDF, named Open_lastname.pdf (e.g. OPEN_abramovic.pdf) and send it to

curator [op] solnexoe [punt] com with the subject: OPEN . We accept applications written in Danish, English, Swedish and Norwegian.


The applications will be assessed by Sofie Amalie Andersen, director at Sol and Signe Boe, curator of the 2021 programme.

Applications that do not fit the criteria or are received after the deadline on January 3rd will not be taken into consideration.

The exhibition programme of 2021 is made possible with support from the Danish Art Foundation, Øernes Kunstfond and Det Obelske Familiefond.


If you have questions or doubts regarding the Open Call please contact us by email at info [op] solnexoe [punt] com

email: curator [at]
15/12/2020 - 09:11

ArtConnect's Open call: Artists to Watch 2021

This past year has challenged us in ways we didn't know were possible, and the art sector has been put under extreme pressure. Despite this, artists have risen to meet the challenge and continuously brought their creativity, innovation, and strength to the world.


To celebrate this and highlight the talent in our community, we are calling to find the Artists to Watch 2021!

The winners will be featured in ArtConnect Magazine, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ArtConnect. The selected works will be seen by more than 90,000 monthly unique visitors around the world.



Disciplines: All disciplines
Location: Worldwide



  • - Selected artists will be featured in a digital showcase published in January 2021 and kept on display for future reference.

- The artists 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 artist will have one of their projects shared on ArtConnect’s Instagram & Facebook, reaching an international community of people interested in and inspired by art.

- The 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.


Application Fee: €8

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

January 10, 2021, 23:59 CET

Learn more and apply here

email: hello [at]
15/12/2020 - 00:49

Antwerp University & Panathlon Drawing Contest

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Win up to €1000,00.


The Antwerp University & Panathlon Drawing Contest is a yearly international contest where all university students worldwide are invited to create a drawing related to fair play in university sport.

Here's your chance to be exposed at our exhibition travelling over the world next year. 4 expositions in different countries will be organized for the 15 best drawings.


The 3 best artists receive financial awards:


SPONSORS: University of Antwerp & Panathlon International (recognized by the IOC).


Olympic principal of Fair Play in University Sport.


Send a photo or a file of your artwork to our email contest [op] pcucommittee [punt] com ⠀ ⠀

Any medium could be used.
Sizes:  30x40 cm – or – 40x50 cm – or – 50x70 cm⠀ ⠀


WHO: The contest is not limited to students from art universities and university colleges, each student worldwide is welcome to enter the contest.⠀



  • to promote Olympic principals
  • to support young artists
  • to develop a synergy between the worlds of student art and student sport on an international level, implementing the first fundamental principle of the Olympic Charter which states, inter alia, that Olympism blends sport with culture and education. ⠀


WHEN: submit till January

email: contest [at]
13/12/2020 - 05:45
South Korea

Call for Artists: Experimental Fashion & Fiber Art 2021

CICA Museum invites artists and fashion designers worldwide to participate in the international exhibition, “Experimental Fashion & Fiber Art.” The exhibition will feature experimental clothing, wearable art, fashion photography, fashion drawings, concept drawings, fiber art, textile art, and works regarding issues related to fashion and/or wearable technologies.


*Deadline: January 4, 2021


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



-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10×10 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. Our 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 work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest length for a 2 dimensional work and no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h) for an installation piece. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting larger works.


*Exhibition Dates: June 30 – July 11, 2021


***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
12/12/2020 - 00:26

Call For Womxn Artists: International Print Issue #25 Curated By The Jealous Curator

Create! Magazine Is Pleased To Announce An International Open Call For The Print Issue #25 Juried By Danielle Krysa.
Have your work seen by our 200,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. 
A portion of all submission fees will go to the Tessera Arts Collective and Black Girls Who Paint.
Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est.2009), and has curated art shows from Washington DC to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Toronto. Danielle creates her own artwork as well – mixed media collages which combine found images, paint, and as much humor as she can pack into each title. When she’s not in the studio, Danielle is writing books : “Creative Block”, “Collage”, and “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk” were the first three, and her fourth book, “A Big Important Art Book – Now with Women”, was released in October of 2018. Danielle has also had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, CreativeLive, and was interviewed for several video segments on
The Jealous Curator has been featured by Oprah Magazine/, Brain Pickings, Fast Company, Apartment Therapy, Sunset Magazine, Frankie Magazine, InsideOut Magazine, Flow Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, Glamour Paris, and more.

You must complete the application via Submittable to be eligible for this opportunity. Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form.

Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to info [op] createmagazine [punt] com



Womxn identifying artists from any country are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation, and more. There is no specific theme for this issue. We feature artists of every gender in all of our other editions, this is our special annual womxn’s issue. If you do not identify as a womxn, feel free to submit to our blog in the meantime. We welcome submissions from all women, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists.



Artists may submit up to 10 individual (different artworks) pieces of work for consideration

Artists must ensure high quality of images, and we recommend 300 dpi jpeg.

Artwork images and bio must be uploaded directly to the form 

Bio and statement must be under 300 words each. 

Artwork does not have to be for sale. 



Entry Deadline: January 31, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.

All artists will be notified of the final decision by March 30, 2021. If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time.

All selected work will be included in the print issue due by the end of April 2021. Artists will have an opportunity to review their spread and make edits if necessary before print. 

All selected artists will receive a complimentary digital edition. 


Submission fee is $35 for 3 images (non-refundable) 

Limit of submitted artworks is 10 

Bio word limit 300

Statement word limit 300



Create! Magazine reserves the right to use images of the artwork on their website and social media. By submitting artwork via this call, the artist agrees to the terms outlined above. Artist retains full copyright of the work. Images will not be used by Create! Magazine aside from the print issue, interviews, social media posts.


email: info [at]
11/12/2020 - 20:02
United Kingdom

I Matter

Artist Opportunity: “I Matter”
An upcoming exhibition at the Babylon Gallery 
To matter: to be important or significant

Black Curator and Artist, Olu Taiwo, is seeking innovative creative responses to the theme of ‘I Matter’, specifically targeting artists and groups from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and communities residing in the UK. 

Olu Taiwo is currently taking part in the Babylon Young Curators Programme; a year-long professional development opportunity for young people aged 18 – 25.  As a Babylon Young Curator, Olu is presenting an exhibition called ‘I Matter’ at Babylon Gallery in Ely, from 9 April – 3 May 2021.  Work is sought from approximately 10 – 15 artists that best portray the theme. 

Responses to the theme should interrogate the powerful declaration, ‘I Matter’, and its recent complex iterations.  The Curator is interested in work in any medium, including 2D, sculpture, installation, moving image, digital, spoken word, performance, interventions and interactive or participatory works and from either emerging artists or artists with established careers who wish to stretch their practice in response to the notion of ‘I Matter’.  The submission may be new or existing artwork that has a close affinity with the ‘I Matter’ theme. 

Works should excite, inspire and entertain a diverse audience of all ages.  In particular, the Curator is concerned to showcase work that connects to the importance of diversity as it relates to local traditions, customs, crafts or stories and portrays the skills and creativity of artists and creative practitioners.


A message from the Curator:

“I would like to see work that has a story to tell through its presentation or by the process in which it was created, and that ponders on why the work matters to the artist and why it should matter to the audience. 

I am keen to expand our own perspectives on art, using it to shed light on the broader range of narratives and forms of making. Art is a powerful tool that can be utilised to portray the issues that plague people across all races, backgrounds, religions, orientations and genders. I am looking for work that engages with audiences through creating accessible art experiences for a wide audience.”


If  you like to to know how to apply please go the website adversitised

email: olu.taiwo [at]
10/12/2020 - 14:25
United Kingdom

King House International Art Competition "Seasons"

The King House Gallery is calling for entries for a brand-new edition themed "Seasons". The competition gives artists across the world the opportunity to showcase their work, participate in a unique virtual exhibition, join an exhibition in United Kingdom in 2021, cash prizes, as well as getting participation certificates to strengthen their art credentials.

 "There is always something about a specific season of the year that attracts people and makes them wait, linger - or dread it. At winter, it might be the grey and colder skies, the white snow, the extra need for skin contact and the longer darker nights. During spring, it could be the flowers, the colors, the promise of warmer and happier days. On summer you have the heat, the extra sunlight and possibly a shiny tanned skin tone to match it. And the autumn, with warm yellow and orange colors and the chiller sensation of change always in the air. "


"Seasons" invites all artists to share their feelings towards one or more seasons of the year. All visual art mediums welcome.




Prizes and Awards:


All participants:

- Receive Digital "Participation Certificate";

- Automatically be in the run for a chance to be featured in the "King House Art Magazine - 2nd Edition", and if selected, receive free access to the full digital magazine.

150 Shortlisted Semi-finalist Artists:

- Receive digital "Semi Finalist Participation Certificate";

- Participate in an online exhibition (virtual gallery) from the 15th February 2021 to 31st of March 2021.

15 Finalists:

- Receive digital "Finalist Participation Certificate";

- Invited to send their selected artwork to an exhibition in Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. Group exhibition from the 27th of March 2021 to the 2nd of April 2021, with the opening day event on the 27th.

Global Winner:

- Receive £500 cash prize;

- Receive digital and Printed "Competition Winner Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.

Young Talent Award:

- Receive digital and Printed "Young Award Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.

Senior Talent Award:

- Receive digital and printed "Senior Award Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.


Application Fee


Early Applications from the 26th of November 2020 to the 31st of December 2020: £8 (equivalent to $10 or 9 euros)

Applications from 1st of January 2021 to 31st of January 2021: £10 (equivalent to $13 or 11 euros)





1st Phase of Applications: 26th of November to 31st of December 2020.

2nd Phase of Applications: 1st of January 2021 to 31st of January 2021.

Announcement of 150 shortlisted semifinalists: 15th of February 2021.

Online Exhibition (150 finalists): 15th of February 2021 to 31st of March 2021.

Announcement of 15 finalists: 1st of March 2021.

Group Exhibition in the UK (15 finalists): 27th of March 2021 to 2nd of April 2021.

Announcement of winner: 27th of March 2021.

email: info [at]