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

26/01/2021 - 22:18

Call to Artists: Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico


Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico

A four-week, virtual/online lab in March & April 2021 with 516 ARTS, Kolaj Institute, and the Albuquerque Museum Photography Archives

Deadline to apply: 28 February 2021


Apply HERE.


Visual artists with an established practice are invited to apply for Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico, a four-week program designed to foster the integration of history into contemporary art practices. The Lab is presented as a collaboration between 516 ARTS, Kolaj Institute, and Albuquerque Museum’s photo archives. 


The Lab looks at how our divergent histories of race, conflict, and colonialism inform how we imagine our futures. Participating artists are asked to work from their own people’s history, to confront that history, and to imagine a future that offers justice, fairness, and support for all people. A goal of the lab is a proposal for a body of artwork to be considered for a group exhibition at 516 ARTS in 2022. 


Race, conflict, and colonialism are themes that run through the history of America and while these topics inform national mythologies they often go unexplored and unimagined in our civic discourse. People often operate with a different history than that of their neighbors. How we understand our divergent histories of race, conflict, and colonialism inform how we imagine our futures. For artists to speak to society, we must raise up all the histories of our community. 


Using the photography archives of the Albuquerque Museum and other historical resources in the community, the focus of this project is the multiple histories of different peoples who have made what we now call New Mexico and the surrounding land their home. 


The Artist Lab equips artists with tools and strategies for picking up the unfinished work of history and speaking to contemporary civic discourse around social, economic, and environmental issues. Through interactive online sessions, collections research, and visits with historians, archivists, and curators, artists explore their process and practice; present a slideshow of their work; receive supportive, critical, curatorial feedback about their ideas; and discuss strategies for making art that speaks to the contemporary moment.

Over the course of four weeks, artists will participate in online meetings, engage in one-on-one sessions with faculty, and complete independent assignments. Sessions are one hour to an hour-and-a-half long and include slideshows, artist presentations, and discussions. Guest artists share their practices and lead discussions. Specialists introduce participants to collections and archives and speak to the histories of New Mexico’s multiple peoples.


Artists complete the Lab with a project proposal for a group exhibition at 516 ARTS in 2022. The exhibition will give audiences an opportunity to consider how our contemporary discourse is a product of multiple histories in a constant state of negotiation with one another. Our understanding of history shapes how we live in the present. The exhibition is curated by L. Kasimu Harris, Alicia Inez Guzmán, and Ric Kasini Kadour. 516 ARTS has dedicated a fund to commission artworks for the exhibition, in part, to artists who successfully complete the Lab. 



The Artist Lab is intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop a practice of working with historic sites or history associations to create and present art that embeds itself in non-traditional spaces and speaks to a general community about contemporary issues. The Lab is open to artists anywhere in the world. Artists from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian communities are encouraged to apply. 



The cost of the Lab is $750 per artist; however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. 


516 ARTS is providing a limited number of scholarships to artists from New Mexico, artists from Mexico whose work focuses on the US/Mexico border, and artists who are Native American, Alaskan Native, or First Nations.



Submit your application HERE.



The submission process asks applicants for:

• Contact information
• Artist Bio (50-250 words)
• Statement of Artist Practice (50-300 words)
• 5-7 images of artwork
• Statement of expectations
• Asks questions about your work and needs



Deadline to apply:                   February 28, 2021      
Notification to artists:            March 13, 2021          
Artist Lab dates:                    March 29-April 26, 2021



If you have questions, send an email chris [op] kasinihouse [punt] com (subject: Call%20to%20Artists%3A%20Artist%20Lab%3A%20Art%20Meets%20History%20in%20New%20Mexico) (HERE).

email: coordinator [at]
26/01/2021 - 12:09

Open call for volunteers/festival screeners

'SPHERE → WORLD CINEMA CARNIVAL' is introducing world's largest and first multidisciplinary festival to celebrate the visual arts. We are faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. Our purpose is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry. We know and believe visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario. We are also looking for volunteers and festival screeners. Interested people can mail us at spherefestival [op] gmail [punt] com

email: spherefestival [at]
25/01/2021 - 21:21
United States

Revival: A Call for Radical Care

Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all media to submit work for our curated exhibition; Revival: A Call for Radical Care.

To Apply: Visit


 As a culture, we have been indoctrinated into social norms that have driven us to lose touch with who we really are. This past year we have suffered through the collective trauma of the pandemic and the awakening of many people to the systemic racism and injustices present in our society. There is a common misconception that our world is changing, but it isn’t. The facade is crumbling.


In order to reveal our true selves, we must practice radical self and collective care. As the Nap Ministry states, “rest is a form of resistance because it pushes back against capitalism and white supremacy.”

 Revival is a multidisciplinary exhibition that attempts to challenge how we interact with the world around us so we can begin the healing process.


What role do the arts play in the healing process? How do radical self and collective care inform your artistic practice? What strategies have you been using to facilitate radical care for yourself and your community? 

 We will accept all media for this call. Artists are strongly encouraged to submit work that pushes the boundaries of rest and radical care conceptually, aesthetically, or both.

Up to 4 pieces may be submitted per entry - $25 per entry for non Sulfur Studios Members, $15 per entry for current Studio Members.


Work must weigh less than 75 pounds and fit through a standard size doorway.  Shipping and insurance to and from the gallery will be the responsibility of the artist. Art is displayed at the artists risk. Sulfur Studios will handle all sales and a 30% commission will be retained by the gallery.


Important Dates:

Entries Due: January 29th, 2021 by 11:59PM

Artists notified: February 1st, 2021

Work received by gallery before: February 22nd, 2021

Opening Reception: March 5th from 6 - 9PM

Curator’s Talk & Artist Spotlight via IG Live: March 20th @ 2PM

Exhibition runs: March 4th - March 27th, 2021

Work returned : Week of March 29th


To Apply: Visit

email: jon [at]
25/01/2021 - 19:05


Dates: 23 March - 15 April

Time: On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3 pm and 6 pm CET

Technical background: Zoom

Deadline 14 March

Fee: 400 Euro 


Easttopics East Talks online program offers you the possibility to participate in courses, lectures and discussions about the CEE contemporary art world with flexibility, wherever you are based. Composed of lectures and presentations by curators, artists and researchers, the first Easttopics East Talks program aims to give deep insight into historical and contemporary performance art of the CEE region.

During four weeks, this online course will cover a large spectrum of specific areas of knowledge in performance art, and is specially conceived for an audience in close contact with cultural, artistic, curatorial and performatives domains wishing to deepen and intensify their understanding of contemporary art, its social impact and its power to foster change. The Easttopics East Talks program is designed to nurture a more comprehensive understanding of contemporary culture and art, its institutional status, its market as well as to think the boundaries between different fields of art in a more permeable way.

Video conferences are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm to 6pm CET. Recordings will be available after each day in case you miss a live session.

The live video conferences will run on Zoom, please check the technical requirements here.

Live captioning will be available during the video conference.



Katalin BALÁZS / Róna KOPECZKY / Jasmina TUMBAS / Marko STAMENKOVIĆ / Rose LEJEUNE / Selma SELMAN / Tatiana FIODOROVA / Lukas HOFFMANN / Andrea FAJGERNÉ DUDÁS / Tanja OSTOJIĆ / Alexander MANUILOFF / Katarina ŠEVIĆ  / Tehnica SCHWEIZ / Mladen MILJANOVIĆ / Kateřina ŠEDÁ / Jasmina CIBIC / Katarzyna KOZYRA / Sebastian CICHOCKI / SOHARÓZA and many more under confirmation

email: easttopics [at]
25/01/2021 - 18:03

OPEN CALL - Canvia

We're an arts and technology startup seeking artist contributions for our first project Canvia, a new way of experiencing, promoting and earning from art.


Canvia is a digital display network that brings art into homes, offices, hotels and other spaces throughout the world like never before. The high-definition Canvia device samples the ambient light in the room and uses the data to adjust the display, resulting in images that can be mistaken for actual paintings or prints. It connects to an online library of art, enabling users to choose and explore works to suit changing moods, occasions and contexts.


Following a very successful first year of sales to residential art collectors, offices and hotels in the U.S., Canada and Europe, we are now expanding our library of contemporary artwork. We're interested in licensing the works of artists of all types and backgrounds as digital reproductions for use on Canvia's platform. Artists' work is only accessible to our users and the license does not affect any sales of original artwork or reproductions, nor does it keep you from displaying your work elsewhere online. 


For a limited time, there is no cost to artists to exhibit their work on Canvia's platform. 


In addition to the obvious benefit of being featured on thousands of walls around the world, Canvia offers a variety of other benefits including the sharing of subscription revenue with its partner artists in the form of royalties.


Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2021


For more information, please visit or contact submissions [op] palacio [punt] life.


email: submissions [at]
25/01/2021 - 15:02



We invite you to contribute to a collective definition of “mnemosphere” by sharing images that describe your interpretation of the concept, starting from one or more of the central themes of the Mnemosphere Project: atmospheres of space, memory of places, atlas of emotions. The open call for images consists in filling in a short questionnaire and uploading a maximum of 3 images through the Typeform platform. Images taken or produced by the author in black and white or colour, vertical or horizontal, by any means, digital, analogue or mobile are allowed. Also, photographs, graphic elaborations, illustrations, collages and free technique images are allowed.


You can know more about the Open Call at this link ---> info
You can participate in the Open Call at this link ---> call



This Open Call will end on 15 March 2021.


Your contribution will help us to better explore our research theme!

Follow us on instagram menmosphere.project

Mnemosphere is a research project born within Politecnico di Milano (Italy).

email: mnemosphere.project [at]
25/01/2021 - 13:09
United Kingdom

Harnessing your Creative Growth Mindset

Open to all UK and International Artists, we would like to invite you Join Artist, Therapist & Mentor Frances Ackland-Snow of Creative Minds Consultancy for a taster session on how to get the most from your Artistic Practice whilst maintaining a positive mindset to help you grow and create the Art Career you always dreamed of!


This session will include: 

Guided visualisation, taking you through your senses to find your safe place and flow; staying present
How to gain confidence as an Artist, exploring the Artists’ gift & curse
Subjectivity and conquering negative thoughts, art journaling
Finding your authentic voice
Learning to “Let Go” and releasing your inner child
Growth Mindset and discovering your strengths
How we as Artists can share, collaborate & support; we are stronger together

Free to Members of The VAA. Non-members £15 entry fee, you will be refunded this fee if you join as a member after the event*


 Find out more about The VAA:

*T's and C's apply


Friday 12th February @ 11:00am


Registration closes February 12th at 10:00am
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
25/01/2021 - 12:05

Call for Artists: The Spongleheim Gallery Presents “F▲C3”

The Spongleheim gallery is pleased to announce the call for artists for our next exhibition is now open.  We are looking for works inspired by the theme “F▲C3”.  All works will be considered but we are particularly interested in showcasing work in the genres of outsider art, art brut, naïve art, folk art and other forms of self-taught artistry.


All image-based submissions are welcome (e.g. drawing, painting, sculpture, photography) but we cannot accept films or music for this exhibition.



25th January 2021:  Call for submissions open

15th February 2021: Call for submissions closes
26th February 2021: Artists notified via e-mail

1st March 2021: Exhibition opens
21st March 2021: Exhibition closes


The Spongleheim is a not for profit online gallery run by volunteers with the mission to showcase works produced in the genres of outsider art, art brut, folk art, naive art and other forms of self-taught artistry.   Exhibitions take place 4 times a year with 21 exhibits sourced from an open call and selected by an independent panel of artists.


For more information visit


The exhibition “F▲C3” is kindly sponsored by Dark Angels Writers.

email: spongleheim [at]
22/01/2021 - 14:30
United Kingdom

Online Art Café; Multiple Streams of Art Income & Opportunities During COVID 19

FREE to all UK and International Artists, we would like to invite you to our February get together featuring London based Contemporary Fine Artist Skye Holland & International Abstract Animal Artist Tammy Walters. The focus of conversation will be which strategies are working well for artists to create Multiple Streams of Art Income.


The art market has changed significantly over the past eight months. This Art Café will help Artists of all levels to pivot their art practice. In this session you will discover:

The types of Artists income are working well in the current climate.
Goal setting & planning techniques.
How to remove overwhelm and confusion to create strategic clarity.

Connect with other artists and be supported in growing your arts business. Find out more about The VAA:


Thursday 25th February @ 1400 GMT via Zoom  (0900 EST)


Registration closes October 25th at 1330
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
20/01/2021 - 15:04
United States

Call for Artists: The Painted Moment deadline Feb 8, 2021 at 11:59pm

The Art Guild invites all artists, high school and older, to submit artworks for consideration for “THE PAINTED MOMENT” a Juried Competition and Exhibition.   

What attracts you to paint a subject? Is it the light at that moment, the expression at that moment or the emotion you feel at that moment? We are accepting works that are inspired by a moment in time, including still lifes, portraits and landscapes.


CRITERIA All styles from abstract to realism are welcome. All works must be original and have been created in the last five years. References used in the creation of the submitted work must be the artist’s own, or copyright-released for use in this work. The curating committee’s decision is final.


MEDIUMS Included but not limited to charcoal, collage, colored pencil, ink, oil or acrylic, mixed media, pastel, pencil, printmaking, sculpture, or watercolor. NO Photography, Copies, Master Copies, Reproductions OR Giclees.


AWARDS 1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100.

email: info [at]