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.

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Call for artists

02/02/2020 - 16:08
United States

Global Meltdown

This call is for a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the the Global Climate Crisis. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 17 - July 11, 2020 and is open to all  all interpretations of the Climate Crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. The entry deadline is April 30, 2020. The entry form is online at:

email: slowart [at]
02/02/2020 - 13:11


Subject: Letters 


Can art have an address? An addressee? A recipient? Can an artistic creation be based on second-person grammar? Can/should I address heavy subjects, personal at times, such as love letters, answering bureaucratic letters, or writing to yourself in secrecy? 


We would love to hear your thoughts and contemplations, through a proposal for a one-evening performance. You can be one person or a group, and use different types of live art. We prefer works that use surprising means and methods, to practices that use traditional perceptions of thinking. They can be incorporative, multidisciplinary, humorous works, etc.  Works which aim to relate to concrete subjects are preferred. 


Please note, we are an artist-run space; therefore, unfortunately, we cannot offer a budget, but we will provide PR and modest technical help. The gallery space is large, beautiful, and nicely located. There is also the possibility to sell tickets, if appropriate and suitable. 



Short description of the work, no longer than 250 words, and tell us why your work relates to the subject. No restriction of age, gender, and origin. 


Portfolio of older works, 3-5 maximum 


Email address: 
realityperformancecircle1 [op] gmail [punt] com 

March 1, 2020, midnight.
Program planned to start from 1 April to 1 July 2020.


email: realityperformancecircle1 [at]
02/02/2020 - 12:36


Our exhibition, Was kann ich für sie tun,  addresses the general theme of bureaucracy meets life at our gallery space located in Schöneberg. Participants are invited to join the following: 


A open-microphone performance, which can be done solo or with a group, where the theme is “complaining.”  For example, you can bring all the annoying letters you got, all the bills you must pay, all the exhausting SMS and emails you received, and talk about them. This is scheduled for April 25, 2020. More details through the email below.


Participation in our “complaining choir,”  led by musician and singer Netta Shahar (an Israeli composer, arranger and singer. Her works include pieces for orchestra, chamber and vocal ensembles, choral pieces, electro-acoustic music, and music for dance). On April 26, 2020, we will meet and learn how to talk/sing about all of our problems. The meeting will start with choosing sentences for singing, then group activities, and then – right to work! No worries: no singing skills needed, we do not aim for musicians only.


Requirements: There is no discrimination of age, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, origin, or language. People from 18-99 years old can participate, the more, the merrier. Bring your friends along! You do not have to be too personal – your choice of what and how to share!


Please register through this email to secure your space, and get more information:
  realityperformancecircle1 [op] gmail [punt] com


Deadline: Please send us your registration until February 15, 2020. 


email: realityperformancecircle1 [at]
31/01/2020 - 18:28

Little Islands Festival 2020 Open Call -extended deadline

Deadline for Little Islands Festival is extended. Last chance to send us your applications for video art, short films, animations, performances, installations, 3d mapping, vjprojects or anything else related to digital art! Deadline is now until February 10th! Send us your good stuff, visiting and filling the open call form and spread the news.

email: littleislandsfestival [at]
31/01/2020 - 05:36
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 45 (April 2020)

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 April 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 March 2020

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: april [at]
30/01/2020 - 22:25
United States

Call for Submissions: Frame & Frequency VI

Call for Submissions: Frame & Frequency VI

Ends on April 5, 2020

 $5.00 USD

Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts located in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. 

This years edition will take the form of an Experimental Short Film & Video Festival during the Rockville Arts Festival May 2nd & 3rd.

Frame & Frequency aims to present a diverse group of artists representing multi-generational and cultural backgrounds, nationalities and personal histories, while demonstrating the artists’ impressive command of video and new media technologies.


Deadline for submissions is April 5, 2020


All selected artists will receive $50 screening fees

Festival awards:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Submission specifications:

Video: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews. All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.
Artist Bio (100 word max.)
Artist Statement (100 words max.)
$5 application fee
Selected artists will receive screening fees for participation


About VisArts
Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts. From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 30,000 visitors through our doors to visit one of our four galleries, observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse, or to participate in art education classes, camp programs, and special events in our Buchanan Room.

For previous projects please visit:
Frame & Frequency 3 Vol. I
Frame & Frequency 3 Vol. II
Frame & Frequency 4 Vol. I
Frame & Frequency 4 Vol. II



email: smain [at]
29/01/2020 - 14:36
United States

Flux Factory's 2020 Exhibition Season Open Call for Participating Artists

DEADLINE: February 17, 2020


Flux Factory is seeking artists and creators to participate in our 2020 exhibition Season. Each year Flux Factory hosts four group exhibitions, organized by emerging curators selected from the wide cohort of recent Flux Factory Artists-in-Residence.


Known for thoughtful interactivity, collaboration and playful programming, each of the 2020 exhibitions explores questions of community and interdependence through an experimental lens. 


Each exhibition has unique requirements and needs, so please read the guidelines thoroughly and apply them to the exhibition that best suits your work. Every participating artist, educator, cook, musician, designer, and so on, will be paid a stipend for their participation.


Thanks in part to the DCLA Disability Forward Fund, priority will be given to disabled artists or artists whose work addresses issues of disability and accessibility.

email: maya [at]
29/01/2020 - 05:37
South Korea

Call for Artists: the International Exhibition “Circle”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Circle.” 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 20, 2020


-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: August 5 – 23, 2020

***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:

– For more information, please visit our website:

If the artist’s work is selected, the artist will be required to pay the printing & show 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]
28/01/2020 - 21:39
United States

Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021

Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021

Ends on April 5, 2020

 $15.00 USD

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2021 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery.
Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.
The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.         
The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.
The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet.  It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2020 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 04/05/2020.

You can find the layout for each gallery here:
Gibbs Street Gallery -
Common Ground Gallery -
Concourse Gallery -

SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.
About VisArts:
VisArts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts.
Founded in 1987 as a grassroots organization serving local artists and located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts has come a long way since our founding 30 years ago – from a staff of two to twelve; from a 12,000-square-foot garage space to a 25,000-square-foot hub of community engagement; and from welcoming 2,500 visitors per year to now more than 30,000 visitors annually.
We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community.

email: smain [at]
27/01/2020 - 17:49
United States

Voting Daughters - 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Voting Daughters," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This exhibition calls on artists, regardless of their gender identity, to comment on the ways women's voices affect our contemporary landscape. All media and expressions are welcome for submission.



Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize 



Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org 


Entry Fee:

Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members get a discounted processing fee for up to three works at $24. 


Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee. 


Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 


See Exhibitions FAQ on for details. 



Judith Mayer is an American artist and illustrator working in Chicago—born and raised in the Midwest, and the daughter of an immigrant. After working at several design firms, she decided 20 years ago to start her own practice where she creates paintings, illustrations, lettering, design and murals. Mayer's work is influenced by her years as a graphic designer and her love for mid-century modern and pop art.

Her work has been published in over 35 books and magazines including Communication Arts, Uppercase Magazine, HOW Magazine, Graphic Design USA, and LogoLounge. Recent work has been exhibited at Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago, You Are Beautiful HQ Gallery in Chicago, Red Bull House of Art in Detroit, and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Mayer has a BFA from Ball State University. She teaches traditional calligraphy at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago; currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for South Shore Arts (and is proud to have been a member of their board for 18 years); and served as Professional Programs Director for Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago.


Exhibition Space:

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our educational classes, special events, studio artists,and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 


Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 



The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 


Sales, Liability, and Insurance:

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit.


email: exhibitions [at]