Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

26/02/2020 - 13:26
United Kingdom


The 'Show Anything Show' is an open call for artists to exhibit simple, fast, vibrant, insightful and diverse work. We want to invite artists to present art and performance at the iconic Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh.




The Show Anything Show is an open call for artists to exhibit simple, fast, vibrant, insightful and diverse work. We want to invite artists to present art and performance at the iconic Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh.


Join the 'Show Anything Show' as a chance for artists, at all stages of their career, to get involved, get feedback on their creative endeavours and meet other artists. On the night, we are open to artists giving a 5-15-minute talk and testing out new performances and poetry.


The 'Show Anything Show' does not want to be a pristine and beautifully curated exhibition, but a gathering of creative endurance. Alternatively, if you don't want to bring work, bring yourself and make work on the day!


It is FREE to submit work to this event, and all you must do is bring the artwork!


What to do if you would like to take part in this one-day event:


1.       Bring some work or make some work
2.       Bring some friends
3.       Fill the artist sign-in sheet so we can promote you online
4.       Install some work
5.       Enjoy the art
6.       Have a great time
7.       All participating artists will be respectfully presented online after the show


Opening time: 4:00-6:00 pm


De-install: 6:30-8:00 pm


Conditions of Participation:

///Artists must be over the age of 18 to submit work
///Due to the unpredictable nature of this event, i.e. (nudity) it is at any carers discretion to bring     children to this event
///Bring any tech that you need to show your work
///The whole show will be live-streamed as part of SHIFT
///Respect the space. Anyone who damages the space will be held accountable, so please           respect the Wee Red Bar and surrounding areas
///Respect each other

///Respect the artwork



Artist-curator Ayshia Taskin organises this exhibition in association with [SHIFT:ibpcpa]


Please direct any questions to contact [op] ayshia [punt] co [punt] uk / / 

email: contact [at]
25/02/2020 - 17:26
United Kingdom

Call For Artists - A5 Portfolio #37 (April 2020)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the April edition of the zine.


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: 5th April 2020


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


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: april [at]
24/02/2020 - 15:54

Get featured in AQ Magazine

Spread the story of your art practice!


Artqol is a unique platform that recognizes artists for their conscious decision to pursue an art practice. We cover, write and publish about your projects and artworks, to professionally position you online as a recognized artist.


AQ Magazine is a curated collection of stories behind artists and their works. The magazine is digitally distributed directly to international art professionals, including curators, artists, galleries and art institutions.


Join Artqol and get featured in the next AQ Magazine

Deadline: March 12, 2020


email: [at]
24/02/2020 - 14:37

Call for Grants International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg

The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts course programme 2020 is under the motto New Horizons.Application can be made for many attractive grants here. Deadline: 1 April 2020 (Grants), 30 April 2020 (all Applications). 

Teaching artists/curators/critics 2020: Bani Abidi, Caroline Achaintre, Sammy Baloji/Lotte Arndt, Cäcilia Brown/Anna Hofbauer/Mikkel Holm Torp, Eli Cortiñas, Brenda Draney, Per Dybvig, Louisa Elderton/Klaus Speidel, Marina Fokidis, Thea Gvetadze, Nadira Husain, Cameron Jamie, Randa Mirza/Lara Tabet, Noële Ody/Toni Schmale, Ahmet Öğüt, Tobias Pils, Vaclav Pozarek, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Massinissa Selmani.

Detailed descriptions of the individual courses and information on how to apply for courses and the various grants are available here.

Why study at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts?
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the “School of Vision”, in Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Every year, some 300 participants from more than 50 countries attend around 20 courses.

open for application to anyone interested
unique opportunity to study with outstanding artists/curators/writers who mostly don’t hold a professorship elsewhere
during 1–4 weeks, you can devote yourselves exclusively to reflecting on and producing art.
individual attention, one-on-one critiques as well as group discussions
fantastic atmosphere in the ancient locations 

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 18, 5010 Salzburg, Austria
Tel. +43 (0)662 842113, Fax +43 (0)662 849638

email: office [at]
22/02/2020 - 05:04

VISIONARY ACTIONS - Endecameron Workshop 2020


VISIONARY ACTIONS | Tutorship & Co-creation of performance and video art

With Francesca Fini and Michele Manzini


Rocca Sinibalda Castle

May 31 – June 6, 2020

co-creation workshop for max 20 participants

Final event open to the public: June 6

Talks open to the public: June 1, 4 and 6

Applications will be accepted until April 10 and should be sent by filling in the following registration form:


Performance art and its video narrative intended not solely for documentation, but as a cinematic reinterpretation, are becoming increasingly interdependent. Drawing energy from each other in a co-creation, they blend into a hybrid of the two art forms. The outcome is an original work of video graphics in its own right, which uses performance art as a starting point, but goes on to reinvent it.

By the same token, video art can become an important component of live performance. This is evidenced by the growing success and diffusion of live media works, artistic collectives, and festivals.

The Visionary Actions Workshop, open to a maximum of 20 participants, is the first co-creation laboratory in Italy to work on both performance and video art forms at the same time. It is coordinated by two internationally renowned artists that have extensive experience working in both art forms.


The workshop will take place in Rocca Sinibalda Castle, a national heritage site and the only zoomorphic castle in Europe. The castle boasts a cycle of Renaissance frescoes, hosts important art collections and is home to the annual Endecameron artistic residency program. The castle is located in the Lazio Region, just over an hour from Rome.


The 20 selected resident candidates will be divided into groups coordinated by Francesca Fini (performance art module) and Michele Manzini (video art module). For the first two days, each group will work separately on the specific activities of each module. On the following days, the two groups will come together and begin working jointly on an intense co-creation laboratory whose final aim is the production and completion of 10 original video-performances. The works will be exhibited on the final day of the workshop in an event open to the public.



• tutorship and co-creation laboratory lasting 7 days

• each participant will produce one work of his/her own and one work together with a performer/video artist.

• 3 inspirational talks given by international artists

• exhibition/event of works at the castle


The cost of the workshop is 700E (minus VAT), and includes

• 6 nights in shared rooms at hotels and b&bs located in the small village of Rocca Sinibalda

• tuition, co-creation laboratory, and talks

• lunches and coffee breaks


Not included in the price are breakfasts and dinners, materials and equipment, and transportation to Rocca Sinibalda. Participating in local restaurants and coffee shops will apply discounts. Should enough participants request it, we can organize transportation at special rates from Termini Station in Rome or from Fiumicino Airport.


Qualifications for participation

• The laboratory is intended for adult performance and video artists who have already produced works of performance and video art. Documentation and examples of previous works will be requested on the application form.

• Artists participating in the performance art module, led by Francesca Fini, will need to bring comfortable clothes and shoes for the activities and at least two monochrome outfits (white and black) consisting of trousers/skirt and T-shirt.

• Artists participating in the video art module, led by Michele Manzini, will need to bring their own video and audio taping equipment and their own laptop with editing software. The castle will set up the necessary working spaces for each group, but will not be able to provide the equipment.


Up to 20 participants will be selected, 10 for each group. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2020. Applications can be sent by filling in the form online.


The Tutors


Francesca Fini (Performance Art module)

Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist who has been active for years in the blurry zone where the two art forms blend. It is in this area that she has distilled her unique personal synthesis in contemporary performance and video-performance art forms. She has exhibited her work at the MACRO and MAXXI Museums in Rome, at the Bilbao Guggenheim, at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, at the Tese dell'Arsenale in Venice, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and many other prestigious venues. She performed in Toronto at the FADO Performance Art Festival, in Chicago at the Rapid Pulse Festival, at Belo Horizonte at the FAD Festival De Arte Digital, in San Paolo and Rio at the FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Madrid at the IVHAM and Proyector Festival, in Mumbai at the Kala Ghoda and in Tokyo at the Japan Media Arts Festival. In Venice, she took part in the first Venice International Performance Art Week, held in the impressive spaces of Palazzo Bembo. In 2014 and in 2016, she was chosen by Bob Wilson to participate at the New York Watermill Center’s artistic residency program, and was subsequently invited to the Milan Triennial for an Illy Art Lab Watermill event. In 2018, she participated in the Endecameron18 artistic residency program at Rocca Sinibalda Castle. She is based in Italy, but exhibits, researches and works all over the world. In 2016, she completed her experimental film Ofelia non annega (Ophelia doesn’t drown) with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, which was included by Adriano Aprà as one of the best Italian films of the last decade. La Treccani Encyclopedia has cited Francesca Fini under the newly-created heading cyber-performance as one of the most important Italian artists.

Francesca Fini website


Michele Manzini (Video Art module)

Michele Manzini was born in Verona in 1967. He has been seeking for years to define images that propose instability and conflict as non-resolved elements. His work involves using a wide range of media including video, photography, installations, writing and performance. He has exhibited his work in numerous shows and spaces both in Italy and abroad, such as; the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague in 2009, the MAXXI Museum in Rome in 2009, the SUPEC in Shanghai during Expo 2010 and at the Venice Biennial in 2011 and 2013. His videos have been chosen for important International shows and projected at the Saitama Arts Theater (2015), the Perez Art Museum Miami (2016), the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York (2016), the ZKM in Karlsruhe (2017), the Nevada Museum of Art (2017) and Whitechapel Gallery London in 2017. He has published several essays and books including Il paesaggio e il suo mito (Landscape and its myth), Editions de la Villette, Paris in 2002; and Mescolanze(Blends), Edizioni Kn-Studio in 2011. In 2009, he won the Terna Award for contemporary art and has won several awards and special mentions at video art, video performance and experimental film festivals.

Michele Manzini website


The Location


Rocca Sinibalda Castle. Built in around 1080 and completely re-designed by Peruzzi in 1532-36, designated a Grade 1 national heritage site since 1928, Rocca Sinibalda Castle is an extraordinary palace-fortress rather unique in all of Europe. Simultaneously abstract and animalistic, cubist and zoomorphic: “it is an abstract geometrical creation, a building that appears to be cut by sword” (Zander, 1955), but also an architectural representation of an eagle with folded wings for some, or for those with a more vivid imagination, a sinister scorpion. Contradiction and paradox are deeply-rooted in the castle’s identity. Intensely Medieval, it is also highly Renaissance in architecture. While Gothic, it is also rational. Dark, but also light. A potent instrument of war, but also a stately noble palace. It is sober, severe, and at times harsh, yet decorated with Mannerist frescoes rich in classical culture and grotesque paintings full of whimsy and wild imagination. It is the castle of metamorphosis, where forms, volumes and spaces, both internal and external, images and lights, the peculiar collections, and the various and unusual internal passageways invite the rejection of simplicity and a desire for change. In 2014, it won the prestigious International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, for the restoration work directed by the architect Claudio Silvestrin. Since 2018, it has hosted the Endecameron artistic residency program which as of this year will be enriched with an innovative workshop.


Level: Intermediate and professional artists

Duration: 7 days

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 10:15 to Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 13:15

Price: 700E (VAT excluded)

Host & Provider: Rocca Sinibalda Castle - Endecameron Project



Rocca Sinibalda Castle, Rocca Sinibalda, Rieti, Italy



For questions please call Giovanna Libraro

mail: info [op] endecameron [punt] it

phone: +39 0644254815




Performing in Rocca Sinibalda Castle - Endecameron Residency 2018:

Francesca Fini Ophelia experimental film:

Michele Manzini Snags In Palladio:

email: info [at]
21/02/2020 - 22:09
Russian Federation


The 4th Gagarin.doc festival is dedicated to digital reality and is held in Saratov in April 6th-12th.
The "digital format" today is becoming the new universal code of humanity, replacing the text. In a way, "digital" is a new space, infinitely alluring and charmingly dangerous. An important part of the festival program is the competition of the student short films “First!” which is held since 2016.

Submissions are open for short documentaries, non-fiction, feature films, animation, television programs and video art (under 20 minutes), any year of production dealing with the space topic. High school students, students of Russian and Foreign universities, as well as creative youth (students of additional professional education: schools of film and video, and schools of contemporary art) can take part in the competition.

To participate in the competition one should sent an electronic application form, a link to the competitive work, along with the scanned certificate from the place of study to the address of the Head of SSU Film Studios Inna Prozorova: gagarin [punt] doc [punt] fest [op] gmail [punt] com
Submission deadline: April 2nd, 2020

email: gagarin.doc.fest [at]
21/02/2020 - 21:22
United States

By The People Festival Open Call

By the People, a free, city-wide international arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon in Washington, DC, is holding an open call for artists working in all mediums and art forms to submit proposals for performances or large scale artworks. The festival’s more than 100 events include performances, art installations, and curated conversations about what it means to seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The preliminary thematic framework for By the People 2020 is entitled CULTURE SUPREME featuring installations and performances addressing the current shift in how Americans enact and shape democracy, from a political to a cultural perspective. Artists working in any discipline who can commit to creating and exhibiting work during June 12th-28th, 2020 are eligible to apply.


email: bythepeople [at]
21/02/2020 - 05:32
South Korea

Call for Artists: International Exhibition “Color 2020”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the international exhibition “Color 2020.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, and installation art.

* Deadline: March 20, 2020

* Category
-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting & Installation Art

* Installation
-Photography & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10×10 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in different 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: August 26 – September 13, 2020

***The dates are subject to change.

* How to submit your work:
– For more information, please visit our website:
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]
20/02/2020 - 21:29
United States

Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021

Call for Solo Exhibitions 2021

Ends on April 5, 2020

 $15.00 USD

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2021 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery.
Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art.
The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.         
The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.
The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet.  It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2020 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 04/05/2020.

You can find the layout for each gallery here:
Gibbs Street Gallery -
Common Ground Gallery -
Concourse Gallery -

SketchUp plans for the galleries are also available upon request.
About VisArts:
VisArts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts.
Founded in 1987 as a grassroots organization serving local artists and located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts has come a long way since our founding 30 years ago – from a staff of two to twelve; from a 12,000-square-foot garage space to a 25,000-square-foot hub of community engagement; and from welcoming 2,500 visitors per year to now more than 30,000 visitors annually.
We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community.

For submissions please visit:

email: smain [at]
20/02/2020 - 21:28
United States

Call for Submissions: Frame & Frequency VI

Call for Submissions: Frame & Frequency VI

Ends on April 5, 2020

 $5.00 USD

Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts located in Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today. 

This years edition will take the form of an Experimental Short Film & Video Festival during the Rockville Arts Festival May 2nd & 3rd.

Frame & Frequency aims to present a diverse group of artists representing multi-generational and cultural backgrounds, nationalities and personal histories, while demonstrating the artists’ impressive command of video and new media technologies.


Deadline for submissions is April 5, 2020


All selected artists will receive $50 screening fees

Festival awards:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Submission specifications:

Video: You may submit up to 3 works. Videos must be in .mp4 file format. Maximum length of 15 minutes. Upload files below through our online platform or provide Vimeo links for video previews. All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.
Artist Bio (100 word max.)
Artist Statement (100 words max.)
$5 application fee
Selected artists will receive screening fees for participation


About VisArts
Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts. From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 30,000 visitors through our doors to visit one of our four galleries, observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse, or to participate in art education classes, camp programs, and special events in our Buchanan Room.

For previous projects and submissions please visit:

email: smain [at]