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

16/12/2019 - 12:25

New Emergence Art Prize £400 Prize & more

The New Emergence Art Prize offers a £400 cash prize, a permanent feature in our online gallery, as well as exposure in our inaugural online publication. We want to help under represented artists to gain exposure and provide support.


Artists of any nationality can apply.

email: newemergenceart [at]
15/12/2019 - 14:43

Environmental art symposium

1.12.2019 - 30.01.2020





19-26/07/2020 construction of installations
26-28/07/2020 opening and artist talks
26/07-09/08/2020 exhibition open to the public


Curator: Elo Liiv
Organizer: Tammiku Art Center TAKKK,
NGO Vabakond



There is nothing eternal in this world. All life is in constant motion, at the mercy of life and death.
This also applies to man-made landscapes and sites as well as layers of relationships and memories attached to them. Once centers of life, areas of cultural and environmetal value, production buildings, meeting points and road networks – everything disconnects, fades away, is forgotten and grown over after a certain number of breaths in history. Memories and (sites of) memory keep on fickering for a moment like halos of stellar explosions before dying away. Name is the last to disappear.

Levers of history seem to roll over landscapes and people, lifting different areas that emerge as fowers from winter meadows before letting them fade into oblivion again. Interruption as transition, as the key to continuation that opens the doors of history and halts the natural process of nature taking over. 

TAKKK’s symposium of landscape art calls for artists to discover and refresh the onetime industrial buildings and other man-made structures of Kohila-Tammiku area. Halt the natural process of change of man-made sites, draw forth the memory layers of those who know more and interrupt the disappearance of onetime landmarks from people’s memory landscapes. Artists who participate at the symposium must include local inhabitants in the realization of the installations, thus helping them to (re)discover the history of their surroundings and treasure local milieu-valued areas (areas of cultural and environmetal value). The main goals of the symposium are to connect, mediate and create a bond between the local inhabitants and genius loci and to make the area more attractive for visitors, to contribute to the creation of recreational spaces of nature tourism. Can places remember people even after the traces left by them have disappeared?


1. Limestone quarry close to Tammiku Manor
2. Surroundings of the chestnut tree and the granary of Tammiku Manor
3. Tammiku Manor distillery
4. Lime pit near Talli Farm / Tammiku
5. Kohila River, house of the head of the paper factory, workshop „Gate of the Workers’
Neighbourhood“ (“Töölisasumi värav”)
6. Railway bridge of the Kohila factory
7. Old railway embankment, branch line of the factory railway
8. Kohila station water tower








• artist fee 2000€ (all taxes must be paid by the artist)
• production costs up to 1300€ (larger amounts will have to be agreed upon with the organizer)
• the organizer does not cover travel costs (they are included in the artist fee)
• the oranizer provides for accommodation and catering during the whole period of time



This is an international call. We are expecting novel ideas but you are also welcome to present
developments of existing projects that ft the site-specifc context.

Deadline 30/01/2020


Please submit the following documents/information:

• recent CV
• portfolio or link to www
• chosen location (see the map of locations)
• planned project together with drafts, technical needs and a technical rider, budget


Please send the documents/information to:


Alide Zvorovski / TAKKK, phone +372 5164233, e-mail: zvorovski [op] zv [punt] ee

Elo Liiv / curator, phone +372 56984477, e-mail: elo [punt] liiv [op] gmail [punt] com

email: zvorovski [at]
14/12/2019 - 16:03

Open call - Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival 2020

BSF 2020 submissions are now open!


We proudly accept applications through FilmFreeway at

Earlybird deadline: $10


BSF (English)
BSF is an international, juried short film festival based in Barcelona. BSF screens outstanding short film, including narrative, animation, experimental, documentary and video art. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats.
The stories of and films by women, girls and non-binary people, are underrepresented in film festivals, so we want to encourage submissions from anyone identifying as a woman, non-binary and/or anyone telling stories about women, girls and non-binary people.

A jury of filmmakers and video artists will select the winning categories, including Best International Short Film or Video 2020, which will receive 1000€.
BSF is run by Associació Techne Barcelona, a non profit organization for the promotion and showcasing of art. Associació Techne Barcelona supports a culture of equality, diversity and non-discrimination.

email: info [at]
13/12/2019 - 21:48

Art Jam - wood sculpture festival, wood sculpture symposium

Apply to 2 wood sculpture festivals (wood sculpture symposiums) in Denmark

email: mail [at]
13/12/2019 - 20:10

Larnaca Biennale open call

Larnaca Biennale had its first edition in 2018. With more than 18000 visitors at the main exhibition and more than 4000 spectators attending the parallel events, Larnaca Biennale is the biggest and most popular arts event in Cyprus!
Next edition will take place between October–November 2020. In addition to the main exhibition, the Biennial will host a series of artistic and culture events in the city such as concerts, theater, performances, lectures etc. Co-organiser is ARTION Cultural Association of Larnaca. Main supporter of the Biennial are a number of art organizations and institutions including ”The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, E.KA.TE” and ‘’WAVA, World Association of Visual Arts’’.  If you’re an artist or a photographer, join us for the competition. If you are an art lover join us to experience the Biennale Larnaca 2020. Welcome to the beautiful city of Larnaca!

email: biennalelarnaca [at]
13/12/2019 - 11:49

Art Magazine - Submissions Open

bluebee magazine is a new art magazine dedicated to emerging and rising artists.


We are keen to support Emerging and Raising Artists from around the world. Give them a platform to present a small glimpse of their artistic work. And isn’t there always room for another inspirational collection of visual soul food.


Our editorial board takes all submissions seriously and we discuss a potential fit for the magazine carefully. We are keen to hear from all visual artists, including fine art, digital paintings, photography and even video art.


Apply now and submit your artwork to potentially get featured in Spring 2020 - published in March 2020.


Deadline for submissions 12. January 2020 for Spring 2020 Issue

email: Stefan [at]
13/12/2019 - 06:08
South Korea

Call for Artists: Concept 2020: the 6th International Exhibition on Conceptual Art

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in “Concept 2020: the 6th International Exhibition on Conceptual Art.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, and installation art.

*Deadline: January 3, 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 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 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: June 24 – July 12, 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]
12/12/2019 - 21:59
United States

Wassaic Project 2020 Summer Exhibition Open Call

Wassaic Project Open Call for our Summer Exhibition for artists of all mediums — 2D, sculpture, video, new media, performance, site-specific pieces, etc. Every May through October, Wassaic Project hosts the work of over 60 artists in our Summer Exhibition.  If selected, your work would be showcased alongside a diverse range of pieces and performances in and around historic Maxon Mills. It is free and open to the public every weekend from May 23 through September 19, 2020.


Applications are run through our SlideRoom portal. Notification of acceptance will occur within 60 days of the application due date. Accepted applicants will have 7 days to commit to the exhibition.


email: will [at]
11/12/2019 - 22:34

FILE 2020 – Open Call

FILE 2020 | Call for Entries

Registrations are opened to the 21st edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, from October 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020.



Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2020, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language, Electronic Sonority, Workshops, Symposium and Led Show*.

* FILE Led Show consists of a public art show in the large Led panel located on the Fiesp building’s façade, at Paulista Avenue, 1313. FILE Led Show gets interactive and non-interactive proposals to be presented at the Digital Art Gallery.

To participate, you need to fill out the entry forms (attached below), being in accordance to the General Regulations of FILE.


The submission is free of charge.



In these regulations are included the terms and conditions that govern the participation in the exhibitions of FILE to be produced by FILE Electronic Language International Festival (from now on denominated “Organizer”). We recommend the reading, with maximum care, of each item of the terms and conditions below, and their full acceptance is essential for the participation in the exhibitions of FILE.



1.1 FILE is promoted by the cultural nonprofit organization FILE Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, established in the city of São Paulo, state of São Paulo, at Rua Dona Veridiana 521/06, registered in the CNPJ under the no. 03659709/0001-91, endowed with an exclusively cultural character, devoid of any modality that might involve chance.



2.1 FILE includes the following specific categories:

Digital Language: As digital language are understood all the research and experiences in the wide scope of the multiple disciplines that uses digital media.
Electronic Sonority: As electronic sonority are understood all research and experiences in the wide scope of sounds, having therefore a wider comprehension than the ambit of music, and open to possible transversalities with other disciplines.
Interactive Arts: As interactive arts are understood all research and experiences in the ambit of art that uses interactive media and which take into account the relationship between the work and its viewer; works inserted in the intersecting fields of art and science, technology, among others …
Led Show: “In situ” installations, of public character, to be displayed in LED facade of the FIESP-SP building
Symposium: Talk proposals that have the aim to expand an international discussion on electronic digital culture in its interdisciplinary extension.
Workshop: Projects that has the main purpose of transferring knowledge and also the research on the use of computing – and other technological languages – for creative purposes



3.1 Only registrations made through the website will be accepted.
3.2 To register, it is necessary to complete and send the online Registration Form (attached below).



4.1 All works should be available for consultation online through video documentation. In the specific case of video or/and audio works, it should be provided a link to download the file (.mp4 or .mp3 extension), as specified in the following item (4.2.). In the specific case of works made for internet, the work’s online address should be indicated.
4.2. Copies of the artworks (from now on denominated “works”) should be sent to the Organizer, in case of video and music works, through a link for download that must be indicated in the Registration Form, observing the following rules:
– Materials should be sent in the following formats: MOV, MPEG-4, mp4 or .mp3.
– In the specific case of animations and other video works, only the following file types are accepted: MOV or .mp4 (High resolution, HD / Full HD – codec H.264) .


In the specific case of works enrolled in FILE Led Show, the following conditions must be met:



a) Interactive works:
– Any software that runs in MAC or PC is accepted, as long as they generate an image with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a working area of 214 x 168 pixels.
– The artist is responsible for the installation of the work and the provision of technical solutions to any special needs, such as the required licenses for the operation of the software used.

b) Non-interactive works (video or animations):
– The files must be MOV, Motion JPEG A codification.
– The image’s resolution must be of 1024 x 768 pixels, with a working area of 214 x 168 pixels.

c) In both cases:
– The LED platform is made up by a network of approximately 24,000 pixels embedded in three surfaces of the FIESP building / Digital Gallery of SESI-SP (Paulista Avenue, 1313, São Paulo).
– Textual elements won’t be allowed – Including general presentations and credits.
– The mov. file must follow the mask rules that are attached to the Led Show Technical Specifications.


Download the Technical Specifications of FILE Led Show.



– Each participant may send up to 3 proposals of works that have been accomplished in the last 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019) for FILE 2020.
– In the act of registration and in the respective field of the Registration Form, the work’s descriptive documentation must be included, as well as the biography of the participant and/or group and other components.
– In the case of Installations, Performances and Public Art Projects (such as in FILE Led Show), in the respective field of the Registration Form, an URL must be included, in which should be available for download a file (PDF) with the detailed description of the work, information on the necessary equipment, physical space requirements, form of interaction, a link to a demonstrative video of the work, the participants’ role in relation to the interface, illustrations or sketches, transportation needs and any details that may be important to the full understanding of the proposal.
– The participant must submit a PDF document which shall contain specifications for assembly and disassembly of the work, as well as the use of objects and equipment loaned by the participant to the festival.
The festival is responsible for: the assembly of the work along with its technical specifications sent in advance to the production team of the festival; the disassembly in the absence of the artist through detailed technical roadmap; and the return of objects and equipment loaned by the artist as long as it has the prior instructions and the detailed list of specific items. Such instructions are paramount and full responsibility of the artists; the festival disclaims any problems resulting from their absence.
– It should be informed, in the the Registration Form, a web address – URL, in which will be available for download at least one high-resolution image (21 cm x 29,7 cm, 300 dpi) of the registered work, in TIFF or PNG format. This image will be used in press releases on the work, and FILE does not assume the responsibility for its reproduction from the festival’s publications. If the images should be credited someone, such credits should be specified by the participant in the respective field of the Registration Form.
– In the case of exclusively sound works, a link should be sent in which there is an extract during up to 5 minutes. These edited extracts may serve as a compressed remix of different musical areas of several compositions, or the participant may simply choose a continuous representative piece.
– In the case of an interactive work, it should be available online an additional video exemplifying the interactive interface of the work.



– The participant, in the act of shipping the works, authorizes FILE to exhibit those works in its events.
– If the work was accomplished by more than one person, only one person will be responsible or the Registration Form. The other members and/or collaborators should be indicated in the respective field of the Registration Form, as well as the group’s name and corresponding biographies. FILE doesn’t assume the responsibility for including in its exhibition and/or publications data which have not been informed in the Registration Form by the responsible participant.



5.1 The works will be analyzed by an internal judging commission, which will select the works that will be part of FILE exhibition.
5.2 The notification about the selection will be made individually by the FILE team to each participant, through the e-mail address specified in the Registration Form, as well as any posterior contact.



6.1 The participant will be the only person responsible for the authenticity of the supplied data, for the work’s authorship and/or content, being, therefore, the only liable person for such creations, answering before civil and criminal law for the practice of plagiarism or any other act which may hurt copyrights or the intellectual property of another person. It is of the participant’s total responsibility the use of images from third parties that may be part of the works’ content.



7.1 The participants hence authorize the Organizer, in a free, definitive, universal and irrevocable way, to use the works produced by them for participation in FILE events, as well as their names, images and voice sound, in all and any type of advertising, transmitted through electronic, digital, and/or printed media, including magazines, posters, television, radio and internet broadcasts, and any other type of media and/or promotional pieces, in the way that the Organizer considers suitable, without the incidence of any liability for the Organizer, having all the copyrights of their respective authors reserved. The participants authorize the Organizer the use of image and sound display of their works in any and all activities connected to its events.



8.1 The Organizer, at any moment, may at its exclusive discernment, to complement and/or modify the present document partially or totally. All modifications or complements will be taken to the general knowledge through publication in the site, and such changes or complements will only be valid 24 (twenty-four) hours after their publication in the site.
8.2 The judging commission’s decision is sovereign, not subject to any resource.
8.3 Upon filling the online Registration Form, the participants totally agree with the articles of this regulation, as well as with the use of their names, images, voices and photos for publicizing the selection’s result, besides their use in advertising, exhibitions, without any additional liability for the Organizer, or third parties indicated by it, during the legal period of copyright protection.
8.4 The participation in this selective process is FREE. Participants are not subject to any type of lottery or similar operation.
8.5 All doubts and/or questions derived from the present selective process will be solved by the Organizer, always considering the current norms of consumer protection. There will be no resource of any type to the Organizer’s decisions.










email: info [at]
11/12/2019 - 21:09
United States

Emerging Artist Series

The Foundry Art Centre is now accepting proposals for a rotation of solo exhibitions by promising emerging artists. The Emerging Artist series provides a venue, the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, for early-career artists to show their work to a regional audience. The ideal Emerging Artist would be out of school (not a student) and would not yet achieved significant recognition for his or her work. Proposals must include 10 images of a cohesive body of work, an artist statement, and an artist bio. There is no fee to submit artwork proposals in the Emerging Artist series and this opportunity is available to artists 18 years and older, worldwide. The deadline to submit a proposal is Saturday, February 29, 2020. Selected proposals will be assigned exhibition dates upon completion of the jurying process. For complete guidelines and to apply, visit



The Emerging Artist Series is coordinated by the Foundry Art Centre Artist Advisory Board. Members of the Artist Advisory Board volunteer their collective wisdom and expertise to assist in the overall development and implementation of exhibitions. The deadline to enter is February 29, 2020. The selections will occur in March 2020. Artists will be notified and exhibition dates assigned upon completion of the jurying process.



The Ameristar Gallery is an exhibition space of approximately 1400 square feet located on the first floor of the Foundry Art Centre. This gallery is best suited for two-dimensional work as it is also used as a meeting space for guests and organizations. A schematic of the Ameristar Gallery is available on our website. Images of previous Ameristar Gallery exhibitions are available in our Emerging Artist Series Archive on our website,

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the Arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances and education.


The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.


Submit 10-12 jpegs of prepared pieces. Please no video submissions. Limit each jpeg to 1024 pixels on the longest side. No ceiling-hung work will be considered.

Artists may submit entries the following ways:

1. the FAC website using the online form

2. via email to exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org.

Entries over email must be accompanied with an image list. All jpeg images must be labeled to correspond with this list. For example, a jpeg labeled 1_File will be the first image listed, followed by 2_File, 3_File, etc. The image list must contain the following information for each piece of artwork submitted: Title, Dimensions, Media, Year Completed, Price or Value if not for sale. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented for the jurying process. Artists must also submit an Artist Statement and Artist Bio. No CV or resume should be included.


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


Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3”x5” card listing Artist’s Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition. Hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.


email: exhibitions [at]