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.

Read here how to proceed to add or remove an open call from this page.

Call for artists

04/05/2019 - 16:40

“White” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline June 30, 2019

| Theme:

White cats, white milk, white snow. Reflecting most wavelengths of visible light, white provides contrast to other colours that make up our visual space. Around the world, white carries many meanings, including cleanliness, innocence, emptiness, mourning and sterility. White colours many idioms: raise a white flag, tell a little white lie, as white as a ghost. Reveal your visions of WHITE.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

email: info [at]
03/05/2019 - 19:45
United States

Strange Figurations

Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72" maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 5 - 28, 2019. Deadline June 30.

email: slowart [at]
03/05/2019 - 14:46

Fringes, Landscape Observatory & Magazine: Open Call — Works & Projects

Fringes (landscape observatory & magazine) has become recently accessible as an online platform on May 1, 2019. It is an experimental and interdisciplinary online publishing platform dedicated to mapping and sharing the diversity of approaches used to work and think about the landscape.

Although this platform has a strong relationship with landscape planning practices, its main goal is to map different ways of working and thinking about the landscape, also crossing different disciplinary perspectives. In this sense, the platform is divided in two main sections (Observatory and Conversations) from which it is intended to provide an expanded knowledge about different work processes.

Thus, we are looking for works and projects that have been carried out fromdifferent perspectives on the landscape; or from different disciplinary fields; or from different cross-disciplinary approaches. Selected projects will be published in the "Observatory" category. Please, read the submission guidelines for works and projects, as well as the Fringes presentation:

A second round of selections will also be made later for the "Conversations" category.

email: fringesobservatory [at]
03/05/2019 - 08:02
United States

Art Teleported Brooklyn NY 2020

Call for Submissions: Art Teleported Brooklyn NY 2020
Project website:

CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in “Art Teleported,” the art show and conference. The event will be held on January 10-11, 2020 in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Presenters will have a presentation in a session and participate in the art show. Presenters will be featured in the book “New Media Art 2021,” expected to be published in November 2020. The book will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and in the United States and other countries via Amazon. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance.

Through Project Art Teleported, we aim to create a global network among nomadic artists, designers, audiences, and communities and promote understanding and appreciation of each other, so they can make, share, appreciate, and live in art in any regions and cultures.

*This year’s categories include:
-Visual Culture/Cultural Studies
-Art and Globalism/Localism
-Art and Diaspora
-Art and Artificial Intelligence
-Virtual/Augmented Reality Art
-Art and Social Media
-Art and Mass Media
-Art Performance
-New Media Culture
-Game Art
-Web Art
-New Media Art utilizing Mobile Apps or Devices
-Installation Art

The artist can exhibit up to one work. The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her work to and from the event space, as well as all related expenses. The artist will install the work on January 10, 2020, 5-9 pm. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation work/sculpture should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit. Additional fees may apply.

July 5, 2019 Close submissions
July 15-30, 2019 Approvals: Selected artists/scholars will be notified by email.
January 10, 2020, 5-9 pm EST Presenters’ Meeting/Artwork Installation
January 11, 2020, 9 am – 2 pm EST Conference sessions
January 11, 2020, 2-5 pm EST Party & Performance
January 11, 2020, 5-8 pm EST After Party
***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 10 JPG portfolio images (100-700 kilobytes per image recommended) and/or up to 3 direct links to video/ web/interactive art, your proposal, artist statement, and bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Art Teleported – Presenter’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

*Registration required at the time of the acceptance (more info:

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. 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.inquiry [at]
01/05/2019 - 22:53

Call for Submissions: Queer Fashion Anthology

Author Megan Volpert is seeking 75 queer writers in all genres to contribute to Closet Cases, a forthcoming anthology on queer fashion (Et Alia Press, spring 2020). Submission guidelines here:


As a verb, "fashion" is exceedingly queer. Our queer community learns to fashion its identity out of the clothes we wear, the costumes we choose, the fabrics we desire--and the statements these make. No other community of people allows clothing to serve as such a primary, dominant marker of subjectivity, both individually and collectively. And we don't simply permit it; we rely upon it. Queers communicate through what we put on our bodies. So this is not merely a "fashion book." It's a collection of artifacts that testify to the power of fashion as a verb, to the complex and lovely strategies that govern what we do in the LGBTIQ community to build authentic selves that are both comfortable and seen. 


Each contributor will get a two-page spread with photo of their clothing and accompanying text explaining its significance. This gorgeous, full-color coffee table book will be published by Et Alia Press in spring 2020. Deadline July 15.



-Photograph must include item of clothing
-Author may or may not be pictured with item
-Hi-resolution files preferred, pixelated photos will be rejected
-Square-shaped photos preferred, photos may be cropped
-Full-color, relatively unfiltered/unedited photos preferred
-All-ages appropriate background, no drugs/violence


-Text must address item in photo
-All genres & mixed/experimental genres welcome
-Must fit on one standard page, about 350 words max


-Simultaneous submissions welcome
-Multiple submissions welcome, just fill out separate form for each
-Expect notification of your submission status by August 1, 2019
-Direct any other inquiries to the editor, Megan Volpert

email: meganvolpert [at]
01/05/2019 - 16:20
United States

2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.


Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.


Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique.


The 2019 exhibit received 11,791 submissions representing 111 countries and 44 states including such distant lands as China, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Romania, and Thailand.


The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.


The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. 

email: brenna [at]
30/04/2019 - 17:47

Open call for painters and sculptors


Dear Friends,
I would like to introduce myself to those who do not know me.
I am TopTop and I run a viral Instagram page aimed at painters and sculptors, you can view my page here:

I am launching an online gallery, and I'm very excited to announce that applications are now open.

An art professional has been chosen to curate the online exhibition by selecting works from the open call as well as 2-3 works from established artists of their choice. There will be no more than 10 works in total, it is up to the curator how many works to select. The online gallery will be posted on my website and on my viral Instagram page. The curator will come up with a theme based on the works selected.
The guest curator for the first online gallery will be Kristin Korolowicz.

Kristin Korolowicz is an independent curator and writer. She has held curatorial and programming positions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Bass Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. As the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the MCA, she curated solo exhibitions of work by Gaylen Gerber, José Lerma, and Theaster Gates. She recently curated the exhibition "Love the Giver" at The Franklin, which included works by Dutes Miller, Derrick Woods-Morrow, and Elijah Burgher. Her writing will be published in the forthcoming catalog accompanying Manuel Solano’s first US solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Korolowicz received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.

  For more details on how to submit please go to​

email: topainters [at]
30/04/2019 - 17:22
Russian Federation

"UNIMA: Youth In Progress" residence program

Duration: September 6-19, 2019

Place: Ryazan, Russia

Application deadline: May 15, 2019


UNIMA YOUTH Commission together with the International Puppet Festival “Ryazanskie Smotriny“ in cooperation with the Russian National Center of UNIMA announces the start of a new project that is aimed to fulfill a professional creative exchange among young puppeteers around the world.


The project is thought to be a creative short-term residence held at international festivals, implying joint practical work, creative exchange and familiarization with the cultural world of the hosting region. Our goal is to surpass language and political barriers through our common passion - puppet theatre, as well as exchange of experience and information, and the establishment of creative connections between young puppeteers from different parts of the world. Another objective of the project is to introduce a new generation of puppeteers to the activities of the International Union of Puppet Theatre - UNIMA.


This year we invite young puppeteers to apply for a residency program within the International Puppet Festival “Ryazanskie Smotriny“.


The "Ryazanskiye smotriny" Festival is one of the largest and oldest international festivals of puppet theater in the former Soviet Union. Its history began in 1989, and for 30 years of its existence it became one of the most popular and favorite festivals among puppeteers and spectators from different cities of Russia and the CIS-region, as well as foreign countries.


Festival dates: September 14-18, 2019


The Residence will offer an opportunity to:

-see Festival’s events;

-participate in the Festival's side program of workshops, seminars, discussions, etc. and other events for the residency participants;

- get acquainted with the culture of Russia and Ryazan in particular.


Within the framework of the "Youth in Progress 2019", 8 participants from different parts of the world will arrive in Ryazan a week before the festival starts. Under the guidance of experienced puppeteers and teachers Boris Konstantinov and Viktor Antonov, will create a capsule performance, which they will present in the first days of the festival, as a special part of the Festival’s program. The main topic of YIP 2019 is “We all live under the same moon”.


Boris Konstantinov is a Russian director of the puppet theater, teacher, playwright. Since 2013 - the principal director of the State Academic Central Puppet Theater named after S. Obraztsov. Winner of the Russian National Theater Award "Golden Mask". He worked in the diploma commission of the national school of puppet art in Charleville-Meziere. From 2016 - on the Executive Committee of the International Puppet Union UNIMA, elected President of the UNIMA Youth Commission. Since 2017 - he is co-master of the puppetry course (together with artist Viktor Antonov) at the Russian Institute of Theatrical Art (GITIS), Moscow.


Viktor Antonov is a known stage designer and master-puppeteer winner of the Russian National Theater Award "Golden Mask. Since 2017, he has been the co-master of the puppetry course of directors and art directors of the puppet theater (together with director Boris Konstantinov) at the Russian Institute of Theatrical Art (GITIS) in Moscow.


Working language: English

Age limit: under 35


Expenses paid by Organizer: hotel accommodation (double rooms), train tickets between Moscow and Ryazan, meals, tickets to the festival performances & events


Expenses paid by participants: travel to Moscow and back and applicable visa costs (visa assistance will be provided)


ALL applicants have to send a short video-introduction about themselves by email to rusunima [op] gmail [punt] com before the deadline. Video should include answer to the question: “What are my expectations for the residence?”. Without the video your application would not be accepted.


To fill application form click HERE


Contact person - Nastya Mashtakova

Reach out to UNIMA YOUTH COMMISSION for further details and questions through:

youth [op] unma [punt] org

email: youth [at]
30/04/2019 - 13:50

New Message | Open Call

⚪️ Visit our website.

New Message is an international art project, aiming at answering the question — if we could send a message to another civilisation in the outer space, what would we tell them? What would you tell them?

We're collecting images, videos and sounds. Our common greeting tells a story about who we are and where we come from.


Our team would like to invite you to contribute any kind of content you find appropriate for New Message — if it's an original artwork or anything from your archives. We would be honored to include it and create New Message collectively.

Join our project.
Send your own message


▫️ TO SEND video, image or sound visit our website.

▫️The application deadline is on the 31st of May 2019 and all applications must be submitted electronically on our website.

You will find there information about upcoming shows and events. New Message will be presented, among others, at the PQ 2019 Prague Quadrennial and WRO Media Art Biennale.

▫️ ▫️ ▫️

New Message was born out of the idea that we are not alone in the universe and that somewhere in the outer space there are civilizations that listen out for signals of life just like we do here on Earth. With them in mind, in order to describe our world to them, a multi-threaded message consisting of images, sounds and videos is being created.

New Message is a collective project. We do not exclude nor put value on any of the statements — there is no imposed subject or overarching question. We want everyone to be able to speak on their own behalf, because we believe that only in this way new message will be as inclusive and egalitarian as possible.

It is not the first time that we send a message in a bottle to ourselves / others. This time, however, there isn’t one privileged person who would decide what this message would contain. The new message is collective and subjective; it is an infinite polyphony of messages and information, including non-scientific ones. Anyone who takes part in the project can choose how they want to talk about who they are and where they come from.

What can humanity say about itself? We will learn that in the process. Our first goal is to create a contemporary archive of humankind. The second is to look at it as if it were a mirror.

▫️ ▫️ ▫️

▫️ Contact:

hello [op] new-message [punt] pl
opencall [op] new-message [punt] pl


▫️Join and share our Facebook event!

▫️Terms & conditions

The project was produced by The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute as part of the main program of the Prague Quadrennial 2019. Financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Instytut Teatralny im. Zbigniewa Raszewskiego
zrti [op] instytut-teatralny [punt] pl





email: opencall [at]
29/04/2019 - 21:35

Call for visual art!

The contemporary art review is searching for performers, painters, visual artists, dancers, sculptors, film-makers to submit their artworks for the first edition of the magazine. Share, if you wanna join us on the journey!

email: notrandomart [at]