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

21/05/2020 - 19:07



by El Sótano Art Space

This open call is for an online exhibition that explores the concepts of community, coexistence, share space, autonomy, company, social relations, collective, communal self, territory, affiliation, togetherness…

All mediums are accepted but must be able to be digitally represented. This is an opportunity to get creative in representing your artwork (physical or not) in the digital space.

To apply please send the following to elsotanoartspace [op] gmail [punt] com with the subject line “online open call”: 

- high-quality files of your work

- title, medium, year created, dimensions

- a 250-word artist statement and 250-word artwork description

- links to website, Instagram, etc.

- Deadline to submit: June 7th

* must be 18 years old to apply*


For more information, please visit or follow us on Instagram at @elsotanoartspace. We are a nonprofit art space focused on catalyzing art conversation.


email: elsotanoartspace [at]
21/05/2020 - 16:19

Soft magazine open call for artists

Soft magazine is a contemporary art magazine, focus on process and method in the emergent art scenery.

Soft magazine aims to promote the emergent artists around the world.

The open call is free.

We are looking for art project, including: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, performance, animation, poetry and texts.

Send your project at: info [op] softmagazine [punt] eu




email: info [at]
21/05/2020 - 08:46

FAKfulness Art Magazine 4th issue open call

FAKfulness Art Magazine is an independent artist-run international online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art

FAKfulness Art Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the 4th issue of mag.

We welcome original and innovate approaches to



All international artists of all genders are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium and short texts. The publication will be released on line on 1st September 2020


Please submit your proposals to: pkuszynski [op] op [punt] pl with “FAKfulness Art Mag 4th Issue” in the subject line.

There is no submission fee



email: pkuszynski [at]
20/05/2020 - 18:38


Due to the inability to implement the Artist Against Abuse exhibition in June 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the open call is extended to September 10, 2020. The new date of exhibition has not yet been confirmed. We aim in November 2020.


Jestem Tu presents an opportunity for artists of all types to share their work with the Nortwich community. Jestem Tu is a non-profit organization based in Poland. The goal of the foundation is to create art project conect with education which will be against abuse project. 

Against Abuse Project is a new project of the Jestem Tu foundation. Our intention is to create a multi-year project in which artists and people who deal with violence in order to educate society will unite their forces. We want artists to share their works and the point of view of the problem with us. We intend to expand the project so that the exhibition can travel from city to city, from country to another country. What we show is our priority.

Submissions may include original art in any media, art collections, curiosities, and more.



Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional, including alternative and traditional artwork. Questions about eligibility can be sent to mg [op] artistagainstabuse [punt] org



Exhibition take place in The Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich between 12th and 18th June 2020. Private view will be at 12th June, date is The World Day Against Child Labour. Title of project is Against Abuse. We are looking for artist who presents faces of abuse at artworks. Choosen artworks will be show at exhibition Against Abuse and online on Against Abuse Project website. We are going to promote artist who will sent their works at project's Istagram profil.We love to develop Against Abuse Project and show the exhibition in othres cities and counties in the future. 

All exhibitors must agree to the terms of the our Contract (available upon request).

We are looking for: Fine Arts, Illustration / Comiks, Video / Animation, Other



A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Curator to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the website using the online form (link), or if there are complications, the artist can email (information soon). 

If you send your proposal via email, application should include:

1. No more then three samples of work:

- List title, year, medium, size, and price (as applicable).

- Format images as JPEG with your name, the work in the titleand the year (i.e. marysia.gasecka.abuse.2019.jpeg)

2. Brief artist statement

3. Contact info (phone/email)



Free of charge.



The Shoe Factory Social Club. Norwich. England. (



Jestem Tu reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 



Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the mg [op] artistagainstabuse [punt] org. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of the Jestem Tu at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the Jestem Tu to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

email: mg [at]
19/05/2020 - 12:17

RE-CREATE PUBLIC SPACE: Open call for applications

Distance-Learning / Artistic Research / Master's degree

The mission of this new program Master Performing Public Space is to guide artists that wish to leave behind conventional spaces by re-thinking and re-discovering public space, especially in these times. This Master program is looking for critical thinkers, for investigative artists that are currently developing artistic work in public space.

Are you an artist working in public space and do you want to frame your artistic practice with an international Master degree? Apply with your individual art project.


  • 1 Year international Master starting in September 2020
  • Blended program: online & on-site intensive weeks in the Netherlands
  • Multidisciplinary: All art disciplines welcome
  • One-on-one coaching of individual art project
  • International network of artists and researchers
  • Application deadline for EU citizens: June 15, 2020


We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Master Performing Public Space

email: fhkpublicspace [at]
17/05/2020 - 20:46


MIRROR PROJECT, an exhibition based on instagram, but also exhibit selected artists in Tokyo.

Who are we looking for?
International artists/participants/general public

After amazing submissions from Theme 1 SKY IN THE MIRROR, now we embrace the Theme 4 VISIBLE SOUND


The idea is simple, please use the mirror to capture the view of the sky in your location.


ANYTHING RED, please use the mirror to present anything red. It could be a rose, or an old red telephone box on the street.  

We are looking for a moment that you documented in your daily life, the mood you had when you took the picture.


Please use the mirror to record intimacy in your life. It could be those who you love, or it could be an object that you feel intimate with.
The MIRROR PROJECT has the publication right to the photo.


What do you do: Use the mirror to record visible sound.

Please use the mirror to record a piece of sound in your location. It could be a car going by, a conversation on the street or a tree blowing in the wind.  

An open call MIRROR PROJECT by Cheuklin Wu and Siyan Zhang

email: mirrormirrorart2020 [at]
16/05/2020 - 03:34

Call for Artists - Art Vancouver 2020

The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art Vancouver, an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Art Vancouver is the perfect west coast setting for those looking to showcase their artwork on an international stage, with galleries, dealers, collectors, art aficionados, and art lovers from all over the world in attendance. For four days, September 24-27, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work from artists and galleries across Canada and the world.

Different booth sizes are available. Please submit your applications before the deadline of September 1st, 2020, as booths are subject to availability.

Please visit our website for more information, or email exhibitors [op] artvancouver [punt] net to request an Information Package. 

email: exhibitors [at]
15/05/2020 - 19:29

Peripheral ARTeries, Call for Artists, Biennial Edition 2020

Peripheral ARTeries is inviting entries for the competition to find the most interesting emerging worldwide artists in various fine arts disciplines.

The contest, on its 11th edition, comes under the sign of collaborative networking and will once again explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art.

All we aim to is to encouraging artists to innovate and create: we cultivate a spirit of openness through a unique collaborative and participatory approach. Accordingly, worldwide artists at any career-stage can submit their works. There are no application fees and each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique:

•  Painting
•  Video Art & Experimental Cinema
•  Fine Art Photography
•  Experimental Media
•  Mixed Media
•  Installation
•  Public Art
•  Performance

We are open to all proposed forms of art and media and we focus to works which causes people to reflect on the larger community and a kind of art capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. This competition aims to give the impetus and opportunity to artists to work between the boundaries of  Contemporary Art.

application form:

For any further information, please visit:

Any questions can be sent to peripheral [punt] arteries [op] europe [punt] com

email: peripheral.arteries [at]
15/05/2020 - 17:16
United States


WMATA and Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners (JLREP) are soliciting qualifications from accomplished artists or artist teams to create a site-specific public artwork for the new WMATA Regional Headquarters Facility at 2395 Mill Road, Alexandria VA.

email: Barton_Bland [at]
15/05/2020 - 15:20
United Kingdom

'Homefront' Call to Profile Emerging Artists amid Covid-19, RUYA MAPS

RUYA MAPS would like to hear about the experiences of early-career artists and final year students who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. We are inviting emerging international artists, 'the Class of 2020', to answer a short set of questions for us to publish online. For submission details see:

RUYA MAPS explores the pressing issues of today through global, contemporary art. Our thematic approach looks to the shared human experience and to the artists exploring it.

email: info [at]