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

24/08/2020 - 15:28
United States


Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking artists who work with glass to submit entries to our 2nd “Call to Artists” exhibition entitled OP ART/GLASS. We are seeking submissions that demonstrate optical illusions or effect.


The juried OP ART/GLASS exhibit will showcase works of art, fabricated in glass, that explore optical effects through technique, movement, flashing or vibrating design, optical configurations or repeated patterns. Defining optical will be left to the artist to be interpreted for the exhibition through the judging.


Submissions begin September 7, 2020. For more information contact Brianna Sharpe, Registrar at bsharpe [op] imaginemuseum [punt] com.


Details and entry forms can be found at

email: bsharpe [at]
23/08/2020 - 11:05

Call for Artists - Get featured in AQ Magazine

You made a decision to pursue an art practice, you go through the process, you create, you struggle, you succeed, and you would like to get recognized.

Artqol is designed specifically to give you that kind of recognition. 


AQ online 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.


Learn more about Artqol HERE and get featured in the next publication.

Read the latest magazine publication

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22/08/2020 - 18:51


VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide. By bringing together new, emerging, and established practices, VAST aims to nurture the curiosity behind the hard work visual artists do everyday and be a community where expression, creation, and discovery can happen. ISSUE N°01 is out now!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: VAST is currently accepting submissions for ISSUE N°02. 30 artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Visit


Adrian Kupcsik (Düsseldorf, Germany) Alessandro Fogo (S. Benedetto del Tronto, Italy) Alessia Rollo (Lecce, Italy) Aparna Sarkar (Providence, Rhode Island) Brian Cirmo (Albany, New York) Brittany Ham (San Antonio, Texas) Caleb Churchill (Memphis, Tennessee) Cody Tumblin (Chicago, Illinois) Denton Peter McCabe (Santa Fe, New Mexico) Dorrell Bradford (Phoenix, Arizona) Elise Thompson (Brooklyn, New York) Five Car Garage (Santa Monica, California) Galerie Tanja Wagner (Berlin, Germany) Genevieve Cohn (Boston, Massachusetts) Grit Richter (Hamburg, Germany) Horizont Gallery (Budapest, Hungary) Isabel Yellin (Los Angeles, California) Jennifer Sullivan (Ridgewood, New York), Jess Krichelle (Los Angeles, California) Jess Holz (Boston, Massachusetts) Judith Ornstein (Brooklyn, New York) Kirsten Stoltmann (Los Angeles, California) Kristy Hughes (Valdosta, Georgia) Mason Kimber (Sydney, Australia) Michael Lundgren (Phoenix, Arizona) Nate Burbeck (Brooklyn, New York) Peter Cochrane (Richmond, Virginia) Ray Hwang (Ridgewood, New York) Samantha Rosenwald (Los Angeles, California) Seunggu Kim (Seoul, South Korea) Swen Renault (Paris, France) Thomas Mazzarella (Brussels, Belgium)  Tsailing Tseng (Taipei, Taiwan & Brooklyn, New York) Xavier Rodriguez (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain)

Dive deep into their individual artist profiles at

ELIGIBILITY:  Visual Artists 18 years and older from the United States and Internationally are eligible to submit. All visual art mediums are welcome: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation, video, new media, mixed media, and more. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Up to 10 jpeg images of individual artworks, an artist biography, and an artist statement of no more than 100 words each. A non-refundable submission fee of $35.00USD is required for each individual submission per artist.

SELECTED ARTISTS: 30 Featured artists will be selected and profiled in a full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Each selected artist will receive a complimentary copy of ISSUE N°02 in print and a digital version for their archives. Featured artists will also have the opportunity to be highlighted on via an expanded artist profile or in-depth interview. Selected artists will be announced in early 2021.

DEADLINE: October 13, 2020

email: hello [at]
21/08/2020 - 23:35
United States

Paperworks VII

Paperworks VII

November 20, 2020- January 7, 2021

Deadline to enter: October 4, 2020


The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Paperworks VII” an paper centered exhibition focusing on how paper can be expressed in art. Last held at the Foundry in 2013, this juried exhibition is open to all artists who utilizes paper as an integral component of expression. We want to ask all artists how they push this ancient, tactile experience of making paper into making book arts, sculptures, and other forms of fine art. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this exhibition. 



Sukanya Mani is an interdisciplinary artist with a passion in science, philosophy and exploring issues of gender and femininity. She takes complex ideas from those fields, builds stories around them and presents them in a visual art form. Her studio practice involves the art of cutting and sculpting paper. Mani unapologetically embraces craft, with a keen attention to the material's inherent properties and understands the importance of light and shadow within the work. The paper sculptures are exquisitely crafted through a process of meticulous hand made cuts. By mixing science and art, observation and imagination, she hopes to find a bridge between the two, mimicking the breathtaking complexity that exists at every level of our lives, and filtering it through the intuitiveness of the artistic imagination. Mani has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator with various arts organizations including the St. Louis Art Museum, COCA, Contemporary Museum and MO History museum. Born in India, Mani lives and works in St. Louis.


To Learn More Information:


To Directly Submit To This Call:

Deadline to enter: October 4, 2020


Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org 


email: exhibitions [at]
19/08/2020 - 21:36

Boynes Emerging Artist Award

This award is an international 2D art competition dedicated to giving talented emerging artists around the world a platform for their artwork. For us to help you do that we need your best, we simply require that you submit what you consider your best work to be (No Set Theme), the work that is really the greatest representation of your portfolio. We accept all forms of 2D work, from paintings (digital, oil, watercolour, etc), etchings, photography, drawings, etc. 
Everyone that enters is not just regarded for the award, we also look for talented artists to promote through our blog, social media channels as well as to expose to any artistic opportunities we are made aware of.  When we launched in November, 2019, we made a pledge that as financial support for us grew, so would the prizes, For the 3rd edition of the Boynes Emerging Artist Award, we have been able to, again, increase our prize. 




1st place - $1200 USD cash award

                 - Marketing on website for 3 months ($500 USD value)

                 - Social media marketing ($300 USD value)

                 -Artist Profile (Worth $300 USD)

                 - Permanent place on our website​

2nd place - $600 USD cash award

                  -Marketing on website for 3 months ($500 USD value)

                  -Social media marketing ($300 USD value)

                  - Artist Profile (Worth $300 USD)

                  - Permanent place on our website

3rd place - $300 USD cash award

                 -Marketing on our website for 3 months ($500 USD value)

                 - Social media marketing ($300 USD value)

                 - Artist Profile (Worth $300 USD)

                - Permanent place on our website

Top 20 honorable mentions - Marketing on our website for 3 months($500 USD value)​
                                                  - Permanent place on our website


Entry Fee - $25 USD for up to three (3) images (Early Bird Special $20 USD for up to three (3) images)
                 - $10 USD for each additional image (MAX 10 images)

email: info [at]
19/08/2020 - 17:59

15th ARC Salon Deadline Extended to August 31, 2020

To view the prospectus and enter visit the ARC Salon Entry Pages.


If you missed the 15th ARC Salon submission period, don’t worry, you still have time!

Due to high volumes of requests we will continue accepting entries to the 15th ARC Salon Competition until the end of day August 31st.

Offering over $130,000 in cash awards (Best in Show $25,000) and unique opportunities through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museums and more, with live exhibitions, sale opportunities and a strong online presence, don’t miss your chance to compete. With over 140 awards and honorable mentions given out, the ARC Salon Competition is the largest competition for Representational Art in the world, receiving over 4,300 entries from 73 countries last cycle. Entries are being accepted now through August 31, 2020.

email: sabrina.foland [at]
19/08/2020 - 07:30
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (October 2020)

Art Hole 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.

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


DEADLINE: 25 September 2020 




Submit images by email (high quality images)


A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


Entries should be emailed to us at october [op] ahole [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.

email: october [at]
19/08/2020 - 00:14

switch 2020

Inviting artists working with film / moving image / lens based Media, to consider an application for switch 2020 responding to the theme of Home.


switch began in 2008 showing eight works by eight artists in eight locations in Nenagh town centre. For the 12th edition of this event we are making again an open call to all artists working with film, lens based media and moving image to submit one work. 


switch 2020 is eight works, eight locations, eight artists.


Scope of Proposal:


switch 2020 will be 8 lens based works by 8 artists.

These works will be installed in 8 different locations throughout the town centre of Nenagh and will run simultaneously from 4pm to midnight daily for one week.

The event itself will be accompanied by a small publication & a website.


You are invited to submit a proposal to show your lens based works. Please include a short statement describing your proposal and include a bio.


email: switch.information [at]
18/08/2020 - 15:40
United Kingdom

CALL FOR ARTISTS CANVAS International Art Fair 
THE LINE Gallery, London | September 03, 2020 – January 15, 2021
 Deadline September 13, 2020

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS – London International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. CANVAS will provide artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents.
The word “canvas” was used for the first time in Italy in the 14th century and it has become the most common support medium for oil painting, replacing wooden panels. During the centuries, the canvas’ meaning has changed, starting from paintings, throught the photographic and cinematographic film, exploring the human body, to the digital world. Canvas is the creatives’ common ground, on which they can express themselves. We invite all the artists to share their personal artistic research through any kind of media, from painting to sculptures and installation, from photography to videoart and live performance.

CANVAS International Art Fair is organized by ITSLIQUID GROUP in collaboration with Mercato Metropolitano and YMX Arts, and it will be held in London at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from September 03, 2020 to January 15, 2021. It consists of 3 main events:THE SKIN PROJECT (September 03 - October 09, 2020), OUT OF BALANCE (October 22 - November 20, 2020) and MIXING IDENTITIES (December 03, 2020 - January 15, 2021). We are now selecting artists for the following two upcoming event:
– OUT OF BALANCE from October 22, 2020 to November 20, 2020 
Deadline for applications is September 13, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)
– MIXING IDENTITIES from December 03, 2020 to January 15, 2021
Deadline for applications is October 23, 2020 (11.59 PM of your local time)

Artists interested in taking part in our shows, are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments and their representers; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events. Artists are free to take part in one or more events.
The participation includes the following services
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation for artist
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press releases
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening event with drinks and food
– a one day dedicated presentation, talk or workshop focusing on the artist’s career
– a dedicated live interview on MM Radio, published also on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for invited guests
– the publication of a printed catalogue that will include all the participants

To take part in the selection, send your works' submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks by e-mail to director [op] itsliquid [punt] com 

email: crp.federicaitsliquid [at]
17/08/2020 - 20:08

$1,000 Artist Grants

The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.



The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists' careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call.



We are currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 grant cycle.



Program Highlights


Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists

5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards

30 artists will have their work archived at

A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize

Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art


Connect with Curators


We collaborate with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select our grant winners. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Fall 2020 awards are:


Christine Koppes

Curator & Director of Public Programs

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art





Jade Powers


Assistant Curator

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art


Our jurors will be selecting 5 artists from our open call who will each receive $1,000. The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at



Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.



When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize, where we currently reach an audience of over 46K. Our editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.



In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.





The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.


We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.



Recent Winners


We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:


  • Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City

Christopher Desanges, Boston

Dominic Hawgood, London

Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco

Vikesh Kapoor, Sunset Pines

Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom

Trish Tillman, New York, New York

Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York

Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California

Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom

Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California

Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana

Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland

Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom

Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California

Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts

Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas

Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Juan Giraldo, New York, New York

Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California

Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas

Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York

Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa

Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois

Erik Parra, San Francisco, California




November 17, 2020


Simple Application


We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:

Name & Email

Instagram Username (optional)

Up to 10 Image or Video attachments

Artwork captions

Artist Statement & Biography (optional)

$40 submission fee


Apply Now


Show us your work at

email: info [at]