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

14/08/2019 - 13:53

Artful women for skin

Mia Cosmetics in collaboration with ShowDesk activates the first Open Call for artist dedicated to the promotion of female artistic talent on the occasion of a new product line presentation. The project aims to reflect on the dynamics linked to industrial production trying to rethink production processes as useful opportunities to promote art. The goal is to experiment with a new approach to design which can generate opportunities and good social practices aimed at implementing ethical development models.

The winner, selected at jury discretion, can choose from the following prizes:

- Cash prize of € 1000 net of tax charges;
- 1000 euro shopping voucher to purchase Mia Cosmetics products;
- A 6-day artistic-educational residence in the heart of Naples with bed&breakfast formula and free access to the main places of historical and cultural interest in the city.

The winning work will be put in production on the occasion of the presentation of the new product line and spread throughout national and international territory in the months following the call deadline.
Part of the proceeds linked to the sales artist's packaging will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation for research and prevention of skin cancer.

Deadline: 10 September 2019

info and rules on

email: contact [at]
13/08/2019 - 18:38

Art Prize | Smash The Narrative


Apply for free until 31.12.19 here:
Follow us Smash The Narrative - Art Prize
Theme: You can't paint that!
paintings, drawing, mixed media, photography, installation (no video and performance art)

email: info [at]
13/08/2019 - 16:01
United Kingdom

TOMA open call for artist-run contemporary art education programme 2019/2020

The Other MA (TOMA) : OPEN CALL 2019/2020 : CLOSES 30.09.19

Programme runs from November 2019 to November 2020


The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists.


Designed to fit the everyday lives of 21st century artists TOMA was created in response to the hierarchies surrounding accessing higher education. Obstacles which uphold these hierarchies include a lack of mental + physical space to self-invest due to other life commitments, which is often required when taking on further education. Hidden hierarchies such as not having the art specific language needed to access the contemporary art world or a certain art school training which can make a traditional MA feel inaccessible. Other obstacles can take the form of time, cost, age, geography, disability, gender + ethnicity as well as needing to care for family or work commitments.


TOMA works with those who do not have a formal art education or have been out of art learning for a while + want a route into entering contemporary critical thought; as well as those fresh out of an undergraduate degree or those who have come to art later in life. We are also particularly interested in women who have been concentrating on supporting a family, or single parents who are just now finding time + support to commit further to their art practice. TOMA especially welcomes those from communities under-represented in the contemporary art world, particularly artists living with a disability, artists of colour + LGBTQIA artists looking to further their creative education. TOMA is open to all + welcomes everyone. We want our programme + the dialogues within it to represent the diverse world we live in.


TOMA is looking for 12 artists to join the programme for 2019/2020.


~ We are not interested in your CV, just the work you make + how you want to interact in the world.


~ TOMA wants to eradicate the pupil teacher hierarchy, choosing instead to put emphasis on learning together, failing together + succeeding as a group.


~ While TOMA takes on parts of the traditional structure of an art MA, it is also responsive to its artists.


~ Fluid + open in its evolution, TOMA creates an independent space where there is freedom to choose, learn + grow alongside a community of peer-artists.




TOMA is coordinated by a small team who are responsive to the artist group. TOMA wants to encourage independent thought alongside close knit community spirit. It is a non-accredited programme which aims to foster experimentation, responsiveness + collaboration. TOMA artists experience this through self-directed + collaborative study meeting at least three times a month to take part in a variety of activities. These meetings mainly take place at the weekend or in the evening making the programme accessible for those who have weekday work or family commitments.


TOMA provides educational opportunities + support in the form of…

Group crits
Day-long visiting artist / practitioner sessions
Critical theory sessions
Practical workshops
Peer feedback
Support in the production of projects
Off-site trips to art spaces
Collaborative project opportunities
A residency
Exhibition + public programme opportunities


TOMA artists also have access to bookable spaces for…

* Photography, filming, performance + making work (TOMA Project Space)

* RISO, printmaking press + dark room space (The Old Waterworks)

* Digital studio with editing facilities + Adobe software (Metal Southend)




Drop in days for interested artists - - - >


~ 12-8pm, Wednesday 28 August @ The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7AB


~ 12-8pm, Saturday 14 September @ Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB **join us for an open crit from 12-3pm**


Application > form available online


Application deadline > Midnight Monday 30 September


Interview dates > Friday 11 October, Saturday 12 October


Course cost > Per year £900 / per month £75 \ can work out a payment plan to suit individuals


Supported spaces > There are 2 supported FREE spaces available this year for artists who could otherwise not access the programme. 


Programme starts > Saturday 30 November


For more information contact Emma Edmondson on toma [op] metalculture [punt] com 


* TOMA was set up in partnership with Metal in Southend-on-Sea in 2016, working with them for an incubation period before becoming an independent not for profit. TOMA has received funding from Arts Council England as well as private patrons + Paul Robinson Solicitors. TOMA is artist-run+ we believe in lifelong learning + aim to make the possibility of postgraduate style art education accessible to all.



email: toma [at]
12/08/2019 - 19:42

2nd Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale



2nd Worldwide and Studio Biennale – WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY? 

The broad idea of the WASBiennale is to create an opportunity of transforming boundaries and build a trajectory of dialogue by inviting viewers to take a step into the intimate artist’s zone. Letting anyone in the artist’s studio, as well as welcoming someone in your private space is a gesture of high confidence. Showing art in such format, involving the audience in direct interaction, helping to reduce a gap and provide a new scale of artist/viewer professionals around the globe by offering a substantial platform for independent exhibitions.
Directed by the customs of traditional art biennials, it’s conducted as the first Biennale without explicit borders. And through the concept of the WASBiennalebuilding parallels with the most recent evolutions in contemporary art, where the approach of white-cube-based art space is decreasing; and where artists and curators are compelled to find alternative exhibition solutions.
The topic of the second edition of the Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale is WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY?
In the times of the utmost digital intruding in personal life, we are constantly reminded of validation of our privacy in continuous pop-up screens of web-pages and endless sign-in forms. And aren’t those conditions are entirely neglected by predictive typing, content suggestions and “things you might also like”? How much do you anticipate the invasion in your personal life when creating massive social network presence? Didn’t you tape off your laptop camera? Don’t you get advert recommendations about something, you’ve merely spoken in the presence of your phone?
However, the Biennale topic is more comprehensive than concerns regarding digital interference and “15 minutes of fame”. Following the subject of the 1st WASBiennale– Be My Guest, the theme WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY? repeatedly addressing the current socio-political situation in the world, as well as artistic representation in the circumstances of recession.
Is it really possible nowadays to stay quiet and “nonresistant to evil”, do not make a choice, do not participate in some way? Is the position of the spectator a way of independence, or is it masks neglection? And would it be ethical to encourage someone to be committed, or it will be disrespectful to their privacy?


Application Form


Participating in the Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale meaning that you’re willing to organise and conduct an art exhibition/ event (group or solo) in a private location, which could be your studio/apartment/ or another location originally not presumed to be an exhibition space.


for more information, please visit our website -


email: wasbiennale [at]
11/08/2019 - 07:29
South Korea

Call for Artists: AR Art Exhibition

Call for Artists: AR Art Exhibition
CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition “AR Art.” The exhibition features artworks incorporating augmented reality (AR).

*Deadline: August 30, 2019

For each work, up to 3 images can be printed on A4 paper (or smaller) and will be installed by our curator and assistants. AR works will be installed in various places of CICA Museum including gallery space, hallways, stairs, Taste Bar, and/or outdoor space.

Android tablets will be provided for visitors and each tablet will be used for multiple AR works. Please indicate the special requirements in the submission email if image(s) need to be printed larger than A4; more than 3 images need to be printed; or framing is needed. Additional fees may apply.

If special installation or additional materials/devices are required for the work, the artist needs to bring them and install the work. The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical materials 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.
If the work is desired to be installed outside, the artist will need to send us waterproof prints or materials.

*Exhibition Dates: October 11, 2019 – February 9, 2020
***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video and/or up to 5 JPG images (1000-5000 kilobytes per image recommended), work descriptions, and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: AR Art – 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: $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]
09/08/2019 - 17:54

Fabrizio Paterlini - Piano Microstories Publication Open Call.

Internationally acclaimed Italian pianist and composer Fabrizio Paterlini creates melancholic musical compositions, predominantly working in the vernacular of Neo-classical or minimalism. His unique sounds are both visceral, emotive and indeed offer a complexity which is sometimes regarded as ethereal. Paterlini has most recently performed musical scores in Russia, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands among a multitude of other locations.


Paterlini’s most recent project emphasises the notion of the current moment stating, ‘How many emotions can you feel in one minute?’. This novel concept has led the composer to work on recording live piano scores for exactly one minute and then uploading them to Instagram. The interplay between live music and a social media audience has been used before by the composer in his recent album ‘Winter Stories’ where he played to a live audience via Instagram’s live module. Paterlini pushes this concept forward, asking his viewers to absorb themselves in his music for as little as one minute, in turn we feel the seductive response of the visceral impact music can consume within us.


Microstories is an ongoing continuation of piano scores which Paterlini will subsequently produce into his new musical album under his record label ‘Fabrizio Paterlini Records’.

I am working with the composer to create a publication which functions in harmony with the release of his upcoming album. The publication aims to be a multidisciplinary piece of art which combines photography and poetry in response to these one minute piano scores. We request that potential participants of this open call approach this idea with a considered creative attitude while listening to the music and being true to the emotive response it entices. It is important that each piece of art has been created as a new artefact as we will not accept pre-existing pieces of art, this is due to the fact we want art created in response to the brief and in conjunction with the aura of music.


The publication will be curated by Gemma Land and Ravinder Surah alongside Fabrizio Paterlini. We aim for the publication to be around 90 pages. Once the publication is complete a copy of the digital publication will be uploaded online, and each contributor will receive a copy of the digital file. There is also potential for this publication to be rendered in a physical book format in the future.


Please choose a micro story at the following SoundCloud link and then respond to it by submitting to the open call, please see link below.


To learn more about Fabrizio Paterlini and listen to his music please visit one of the links below.







Submission links:

Link 1:

Link 2:


Deadline dates and publication information:

•    The deadline for submissions will be, September 15th, 2019.
•    Successful applicants will be notified, September 30th, 2019.
•    The publication will be uploaded to our digital publication platform, November the 30th, 2019.
•    The publication link will then be sent out to successful applicants and go live on our digital platform the same day as it has been published, November 30th, 2019.
•    Digital copies of the publication will be rendered as PDF files and be sent to successful applicants, December 1st, 2019.


Submission details and uploading instructions:

Each contributor is permitted to submit both photographic and poetic content however, each contributor can submit only once to each of the categories. It is important to make sure your name, country of origin and website information are added to your submission, if you do not have a website you are permitted to add one of your professional social media account links to the submission. Please make sure you follow uploading instructions and take consideration when you are submitting your work as open calls tend to have high submission volumes. Submissions that do not meet the rules and uploading criteria risk their submission being disqualified.


Uploading Instructions for photographers:


1.    Only one submission per contributor is permitted.
2.    Contributors must not submit more than two images.
3.    Please use JPG, JPEG or PNG files. (Preferably JPEG)
4.    Please make sure your image is 2000 pixels across the longest edge.
5.    The file size of each image must not exceed 10 mb
6.    The resolution of your image should be 300 DPI
7.    Files should be titled ‘Surname_Forename_Microstories_photo’. If you are submitting more than one image please add 1 or 2 at the end of the file, for example ‘Surname_Forename_Microstories_photo_1’. (Excluding quotation marks)
8.    It is important to make sure your name, country of origin, the Microstory song number and website are added to your submission. If you do not have a website, you are permitted to add one of your professional social media account links to the submission. We request that you submit this as a separate DOC, DOCX or PDF file titled ‘Surname_Forename_Microstories_info’. (Excluding quotation marks)
9.    Submissions are to be sent to microstoriesopencall [op] gmail [punt] com



Uploading Instructions for poets:




  • 1.    Only one submission per contributor is permitted.
    2.    Contributors must not submit more than two poems.
    3.    Please use DOC, DOCX or PDF files.
    4.    Please make sure your poem is no more than 500 words. (One page)
    5.    The file size of each submission must not exceed 10mb.
    6.    Files should be titled ‘Surname_Forename_Microstories_poem’. If you are submitting more than one poem please add 1 or 2 at the end of the file, for example ‘Surname_Forename_Microstories_poem_1’. (Excluding quotation marks)
    7.    It is important to make sure your name, country of origin, the Microstory song number and website are added to your submission. If you do not have a website, you are permitted to add one of your professional social media account links to the submission. We request that you submit this as a separate DOC, DOCX or PDF file titled ‘Surname_Forename_Microstories_info’. (Excluding quotation marks)
    8.    Submissions are to be sent to microstoriesopencall [op] gmail [punt] com


If you have any questions regarding this open call, please feel free to ask.


Many Thanks,





email: microstoriesopencall [at]
08/08/2019 - 16:13


Dear artists,


I am a Britsh artist based in Lisbon Portugal seeking to collaborate with a passionate writer who is interested in applying for a funded residency in Brussels to work on issues that Europe is facing right now! Its an awesome opportunity and Id love to connect with any interested writers who are mulling over what Europe is becoming in hope for a brighter future and that would love to collaborate with an artist about it! 


This is the title and website link for the artist residency


European Chronicles


Get in touch with me if interested and lets do this! 


Light and prayers




email: samanthawilsonart [at]
08/08/2019 - 16:05


Dear artists,


I am a British artist based in Lisbon Portugal and I am looking for one or more collaborators to create projects and exhibitions with.


Ideally you are an emerging or mid career artist whom is looking to adcance your career and perhaps feeling a lack of clarity about what decision to make next but you know you want to exhibit, expand and create increasingly ambitious work. 


You are passionate about making socilly relevant artwork about humanity and social change (we can discuss specifics together), but this would be an opportunity that would grant both of us support in spreading our work through creating exhibitions together, and being able to regualrly brainstorn ideas projects and offer critical feedback. 

I have attached my website here. Please contact me if you feel your work could compliment and is relevant to mine and you view this as a possible long or short term enriching collaborative experience for both of us. 


I really look forward to hearing from you! 



email: samanthawilsonart [at]
06/08/2019 - 03:47

Call for Artists & Photographers - $550.00 Innovate Grants

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Summer 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 photographers and artists 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.

How to Apply:
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Innovate Grant Winners  

Margaret Jacobs
Spring Grant Recipient – Art
Enfield, NH

Ceaphas Stubbs
Spring Grant Recipient – Photography
Newark, NJ

Taylor O. Thomas
Winter Grant Recipient – Art
Tampa, FL

Shane Lavalette
Winter Grant Recipient – Photography
Syracuse, NY

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: September 3, 2019
Region: International
Awards: $550.00 Grants

Apply Online Today

email: info [at]
06/08/2019 - 00:57
United States

Rokeby Artist Lab

Rokeby Artist Lab is a four-day intensive of workshops and discussions designed to foster the integration of history and contemporary art into an artist’s practice. Participating artists will learn how to use Rokeby Museum’s historic site and extensive archives to make artwork that picks up the unfinished work of history and fosters civic engagement in social, economic, and environmental issues. Rokeby Artist Lab is intended for self-motivated artists, regardless of the 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.

Deadline to apply: August 26, 2019

Rokeby Museum is located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA. Visit the website for complete information, including how to apply and fee information.

email: chris [at]