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

29/04/2019 - 18:23

Call for Artists & Photographers - $550.00 Innovate Grants

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Spring 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

Winter 2019 Winners  

Taylor O. Thomas
Tampa, FL
Grant Recipient – Art

Shane Lavalette
Syracuse, NY
Grant Recipient – Photography

Category: Multiple disciplines accepted
Deadline: June 18, 2019
Awards: $550.00 Grants

Apply Online Today*
*Please submit your application through our online form. Applications received via email will be considered incomplete and ineligible.

email: info [at]
29/04/2019 - 16:52

History + Art = Peace Art Contest by ALPHA Education

ALPHA Education is hosting its annual History + Art = Peace Art Contest! Explore social justice through the history of WWII in Asia and this year's theme - "Catalyzing Hope". Submission is completely digital and FREE! Cash prizes of $500, $200, and $100 will be given out to the top submissions. Visit for more details.

Deadline: June 15, 2019.


email: yannick.wong [at]
29/04/2019 - 10:59
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 36 (July 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 July 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 June 2019

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: july [at]
26/04/2019 - 18:52
United Kingdom

Drawing Dialogue Phase 3

Call for artists interested in drawing and collaborative art practice. This is a great opportunity to be challenged and work from distance with artists you have never met before, on the same physical pieces of paper.


This is a triple collaboration in Phase 3 of these projects. The artists will take a turn to work on the same drawings (4) which will then be posted to the next artist to continue with their own ideas on the given image. With four previous years of work and two great group exhibitions, this is a perfect opportunity for artists with an interest in drawing as well as the the other challenges this project will present.

The simple concept for this project is to explore collaborative drawing between artists from around the world. As the first and second phase of this project went really well involving a total of 25 artists from 11 different countries, there has been an interest and a need to carry on every two years with a different setting.

Call for artists: who are interested in exploring the visual aesthetics of the drawing and are open to collaborate with other artists.

Size: 4X A2 (420 x 594 mm) in any materials that can be rolled: paper, cloth, plastic, leather, etc. Please note that if the drawings size are not accurate, they will not be included in the final exhibition, so please make sure you do check the size of your paper before starting your drawings.

What? Create 4 drawings that you consider unfinished

Is there a theme: No, there isn't a theme. You can work on something you are naturally interested in at the current given time.

Costs: £20 participation fee + postage 3 times.

Please email for a full pack and application form.


email: gabi_art [at]
26/04/2019 - 06:51
South Korea

CICA Contemporary Art Solo Show Series

Call for Artists: CICA Contemporary Art Solo Show Series
CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Contemporary Art Solo Show Series and the publication. Each selected artist will have a solo exhibition for a week in the gallery space (around 44m2). The artists will be also featured in the the e-book, “CICA Art Now 2021,” which will be available via Amazon. The printed version will be available by order.

*The categories include:
– Painting
– Photography
– Sculpture and Installation Art
– Performance
– Video & New Media Art

June 4, 2019: Close submissions
June 15 – 30, 2019: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
Between December 2019 and May 2020: Contemporary Art Solo Show Series
August 1, 2021: Expected publication date of “CICA Art Now 2021”

*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 artist statement, and bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Contemporary Art Solo Show – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show processing & maintenance fee: $500 (USD). The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses.

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 [at]
25/04/2019 - 14:11
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Summer Edition: Issue 13

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

ELIGIBILITY:Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.

Each submitted artist, wether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which he/she applied for.

DEADLINE: May 23rd, 2019 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 23rd May - Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Chris Sharp, writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, co-founder of Lulu.


DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via bookshops, galleries and online. More info:

Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images and will be published in the next print and digital issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each (selected) artist will receive a 1 or 2-page spread in print and digital (PDF) magazine including bio, statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All submitted artists will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the magazine and all published artists will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, UK.

email: info [at]
24/04/2019 - 14:19

Analog Extreme: a desert trek in Mauritania 1 - 10 January 2020

In an age where online activities overshadow many other forms of human experience and interaction, you may have felt the need for occasional digital disconnection and for establishing a more direct, physical relationship with your environment. If travel is something else than chasing material for rapid digital interaction, will it change our experiences and our creative processes?

To find out, join our exceptional Mauritania programme, a digital detox tour for artists including a 6-day desert trek. It is open for creatives in all disciplines. The deadline for applications is 10 June. Please see the website for details.

email: info [at]
24/04/2019 - 00:52
United States

2019 Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer's Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $25USD.


Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at


Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. Please note: students who will graduate before the 2019 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards.


Eligible Work: All forms of photographically based work regardless of subject matter, genre, or process are eligible. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.


Fellowship recipients will be notified after the application review process is complete. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist's creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2019.

email: grant [at]
24/04/2019 - 00:03
United States

International Call for Entries | Black and White 2019 With Juror Geoffrey Koslov

International Call for Entries | Black and White 2019 With Juror Geoffrey Koslov
Black & White 2019 Call for Entries

JUROR | Geoffrey Koslov

Geoffrey Koslov co-founded Foto Relevance Gallery, located in the historic Audubon Place District of Montrose in Houston, Texas, for those seeking contemporary photography-based art. Geoffrey is an experienced reviewer, participating in The Medium Festival of Photography, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Photolucida’s Portfolio Review, PhotoVisa(Russia) and FotoFest. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council of Photolucida, he is a member of Photo Forum (affiliated with the MFAH), Geoffrey had also served on the Photography Subcommittee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) for many years. He is also a collector himself of contemporary photography-based works and books.


All selected artists’ work is exhibited in our Exhibition Space and in the Online Exhibition complete with artist website links. C4FAP also provides professional installation images, event Press Release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the Reception.



TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP: To further our goal of inclusivity one artist will receive a merit and need-based scholarship to offset travel to Fort Collins. Applications will be accepted after selections announced.


Artists can opt to join us for Saturday morning individual portfolio reviews with our Executive Director. Saturday afternoon there is a private artist portfolio share where the artists are given the opportunity to discuss their work, receive feedback and professional development advice. Selected Artists are welcome to join for all or part of the Saturday events.



MEMBERS ENTRY FEE | $34 for three images.

NON- MEMBER ENTRY FEE |$39 for the three images.


ADDITIONAL IMAGES | There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted



Black and White 2019 exhibition will be held at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524


Founded in 2004 by photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.



Exhibition Dates | August 1 – August 31, 2019
Public + Artists’ Reception | August 17, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm


USE RIGHTS: All submitting artists retain all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.

email: coordinator [at]
23/04/2019 - 16:54
United Kingdom


Open Call for Artists - About the Art Prize

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art competition in the UK is a global platform offering art opportunities to emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across the world,  including London, Beijing and Shanghai. The art contest will also give the art prize winners the opportunity to be part of a one-month artist residency. The Artist Residency Programme is organised in collaboration with established Chinese art institutions and it provides the chance to engage with historically and culturally rich places in China. 

The art competition welcomes submissions from all over the world. The diversity of the prize is also reflected by the variety of art practices it represents, from two-dimensional work such as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video and digital work. 

Sunny Art Prize 2019 Submissions Deadline: 30th June 2019




What Is Awarded?


First Prize

A public solo exhibition in London
A group exhibition in London
A one-month residency in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)
A group show in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)

Second Prize

A group exhibition in London
A one-month residency in China, (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)
A group show in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)

Third Prize

A group exhibition in London
A one-month residency in China, (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)
A group show in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)

The prize winners will be joined by 27 shortlisted artists in a group exhibition at the Sunny Art Centre, London. From these 27, 7 artists will be selected to exhibit their works at one of our partners’ galleries in China along with the three Prize winners.



Exhibit your work globally in prestigious galleries from London to Shanghai

Win from a cash fund of £6,000 to expand your practice

Win the first prize and get an exclusive 1-month solo exhibition in the heart of London at the Sunny Art Gallery

Participate in a residency in Asia, and engage with historically and culturally rich places in China

Reach audiences worldwide by showcasing your work online to over 100,000 visitors.

Be included in the finely printed catalogues released internationally for each edition of the Prize


Who Can Submit?

Submissions are accepted from every country in the world and are all equally judged. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to enter the competition.
Entries may include:

Accepted Media

Original Prints
Installation Art
Mixed Media (both wall-hung and three-dimensional)
Video Art (Including moving image, projected work, and digital installations)


Size Restrictions

All 2D work such as painting, drawing, projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120x120cm in size max.

All three-dimensional work, including sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80x80x80cm max in size. Installation art (whether made of mixed media or digital) must be assembled on site at the exhibiting location and can reach a 100x100x100cm max.


What Do We Look For?

We wish for artists to engage with real contemporary issues.

Winners of previous editions did so by raising awareness of global issues and themes ranging from climate change, the current international debate regarding immigration and refugees to our perception of identity, gender, and much more.

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