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

30/03/2021 - 13:01
United Kingdom

In the Wild Art Competition

The Artist Lounge, sponsored by King House Gallery, is calling for entries for a brand-new edition themed "In the Wild". The competition gives artists across the world the opportunity to showcase their work, participate in a unique virtual exhibition, join an exhibition in United Kingdom in 2021, cash prizes, as well as getting participation certificates to strengthen their art credentials.

"In the wild you find what mankind should treasure the most. You see life, you feel fresh, you hear roars. It's nature on its finest form, on its original form, on its own skin. It's raw and beautiful - every single element of its composition." "In the Wild" invites all artists to share their artwork related to nature, from plants to animals, and everything wild in between. All visual art mediums welcome.


DEADLINE: 4th April 2021.


Prizes and Awards:


All participants:

- Receive Digital "Participation Certificate";

- Automatically be in the run for a chance to be featured in the "King House Art Magazine - 2nd Edition", and if selected, receive free access to the full digital magazine.

150 Shortlisted Semi-finalist Artists:

- Receive digital "Semi Finalist Participation Certificate";

- Participate in an online exhibition (virtual gallery) from the 15th February 2021 to 31st of March 2021.

20 Finalists:

- Receive digital "Finalist Participation Certificate";

- Invited to send their selected artwork to a Group Exhibition in our gallery in Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom. Group exhibition from the 18th to 26th of June 2021, with the opening weekend event on the 18th/19th of June.

King House "In the Wild" Global Winner:

- Receive £500 cash prize;

- Receive digital and Printed "Competition Winner Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.

Young Talent Award:

- Receive digital and Printed "Young Award Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.

Senior Talent Award:

- Receive digital and printed "Senior Award Certificate";

- Participate in an interview and have full blog article published on our website.



Application Fees:

Early Applications from the 1st to the 28th of February 2021: £10 (equivalent to $13 or 11 euros)

Applications from 1st of March to the 4th of April 2021: £15 (equivalent to $17 or 16 euros)



1st Phase of Applications: 1st of February 2021 to 28th of February 2021.

2nd Phase of Applications: 1st of March 2021 to 4th of April 2021.

Announcement of 150 shortlisted semifinalists: 3rd of May 2021.

Online Exhibition (150 finalists): 3rd of May 2021 to 1st of June 2021.

Announcement of 20 finalists: 1st of June 2021.

Group Exhibition in the UK (20 finalists): from 18th to 26th of June 2021.

Announcement of winner: 26th of June 2021.

email: info [at]
30/03/2021 - 10:27

Open Call 'AR art in Instagram filters'

MMMAD Madrid’s Urban Digital Art Festival together with Goethe-Institut Madrid and LABA School of Art, Design & New Media launch the I Open Call for artistic projects in AR through Instagram filters.


“Our way of perceiving the digital world has changed radically in the last year. Telecommuting, online classes, streaming platforms, shopping or social networks make us spend more and more hours in front of our screens. Devices are already an indispensable part of us, both our bodies and the space around us are altered from the digital constructing new dimensions of the sensitive field. The physical and digital worlds are getting closer and closer.

From the urban to the domestic space, we are looking for WorldAR artistic proposals in Instagram filter format that raise new possible places and times from the creation of digital objects or environments.

Within the context of WorldAR, possibilities are opened from which to transform the world in which we live: distortions, glitches, translations, defects, dissolutions, parodies, and effects with objects that alter reality in any of its possible variations. Original works that work from an artistic and contemporary perspective."

Aaron Jablonski (@exitsimulation)
Adrian Steckeweh (@omega.c)
Lucía Tahan (@luciatahan)
+ 1 representative vote from the three organizing institutions.


Exhibition and Awards
The jury will select the 20 best proposals received, which will be part of an exhibition at the Goethe-Institut in Madrid from May 11th to 31st and at LABA Valencia from October 28th to November 28th.

In addition, the jury will award three ‘LABA Valencia Awards’ of 500€ (taxes and deductions not included) to the three best works received, sponsored by LABA School of Art, Design & New Media.

email: hola [at]
30/03/2021 - 09:19

Walking Backwards - exhibition oppportunity

“Walking backwards”
Two funded exhibition opportunities at SNEHTA - June & October 2021

The calls aim is to bring artists attention to past ideas and juxtapose those with our present condition. 
“Walking Backwards”  was inspired by the Greek figure of the soothsayer Tiresias, appearing in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Soothsayers are fortune tellers, or people who claim to be able to predict the future. In Canto XX, Dante and Vergil encounter these souls, forced to walk with their heads for ever facing backwards.
The calls aim is to bring artists attention to past ideas and juxtapose those with our present condition. 
In order to apply, artists have to complete the appropriate application, send their CV and Portfolio (10 pages max.), while paying a fee of 10 EUR and sending a proof of payment via email.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for emerging contemporary practitioners that will demonstrate a genuine interest in the social context of Athens and who can engage with it critically by challenging social norms and taboos. We are looking for creative practitioners who demonstrate elements of experimentation through their artistic practice.
Applying artists should demonstrate an interest in the local community of Kypseli and maintain a gregarious approach to potential connections with local artists and organisations.The call is non medium specific.
What the call offers to selected artists
• 500 euro artist fee/reward
• Access to our small studio space Mariya (next to our main exhibition space at  
  I.Drosopoulou 47)
• Induction on our terms on how to use the space and a variety of tools
• Tour of Kypseli and a presentation of the organisations 9 year history in the city
• Access to the Snehta library during the opening hours
• Snehta will offer consultation during exhibition isntalls. 
• The work produced by each artist will be promoted on our website and on our 
  social media platforms (facebook/ Instagram) and through our newsletter.
• Shenta will provide printing costs and welcoming drinks for the opening day,  
  photographing the event and invigilation of the show during Snehta opening   
  hours (Artist’s will have to take care of their own invigilation times for opening  
  days outside Snehta’s schedule)
• Snehta can support artists with letters of recommendation for further 
• Snehta reserves the right to select the artist chosen for the upcoming exhibition 
   in the 2021 Snehta Kypselian Salon.

email: augustus [at]
29/03/2021 - 22:56
United States

Call for Artists: Flower Power

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

Flowers are more than beautiful.  Their symbolic language has been recognized by many cultures since the beginning of time. They bring joy to our happiest celebrations and provided comfort on the saddest days. 

Georgia O’ Keefe said ”If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Show us the power of your flowers!

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 acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, digital art, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, printmaking, sculpture, or watercolor. No Master or direct copies accepted.

email: nbojbasa [at]
29/03/2021 - 18:32

OPEN CALL - NEW NOW Festival for Digital Arts


As part of NEW NOW, the new festival for Digital Arts on Zollverein, we are looking for digital works for our Virtual Festival and for artistic-scientific contributions for our conference. Submit your works and ideas by April 18 and become part of #newnow21!



How do we want to shape our world? NEW NOW explores phenomena of our times and will take place for the first time on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Essen from August 27 to October 03, 2021. For five weeks, the landmark of the Ruhr area will be transformed into an open production site for Digital Arts: The festival accompanies artists in the development of their works and invites the public to actively contribute. The Digital Arts serve as a venue for speculation. Here, artists and participants alike have the freedom to imagine and test new visions for the present.



NEW NOW is phygital. It does not only take place physically at Zollverein, but also digitally. For our Virtual Festival, a uniqated: the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is being digitally recreated – and at the same time augmented in terms of content and form. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is thus transformed into a digital work of art.

Under the title "ZECHE", participants can look forward to an aesthetic encounter between the historic buildings of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex and a virtual museum. Digitalisation meets post-industrial culture, the past and the existing meet the future and the im-/possible. Particular emphasis is placed on community and collaboration. The virtual festival platform is interactive and globally accessible online for the duration of the festival.

You want to exhibit your work on the most beautiful virtual ZECHE worldwide? Then submit your digital works by taking part in our call!



As a discursive part of NEW NOW, an international and interdisciplinary conference will take place on September 18-19. Entitled "Another End is Possible", the conference will look at the interplay between humans, nature and technology.

While the world is becoming increasingly complex and the advance of technology is rapid, our environment is becoming more and more imbalanced. The end of the world seems to be approaching. Or has the end - the "doomsday" - already come, as some philosophers argue? Assuming we are already standing on the ruins of our society, how can we achieve a cooperative new start? How can we rethink our coexistence so that humans, biosphere and technology can coexist in the "New Now"?

We don't want to see the ruins of our world as the end, but as a beginning. Together with artists, activists, designers, coders, philosophers and interested minds, we will explore new models of society and dare to create a future worth living.

Do you also believe "Another End Is Possible"? We are looking forward to your contributions to the conference programme!



With NEW NOW we want to expand the sense of possibilities. As a festival for Digital Arts, NEW NOW also feeds on the exchange of disciplines and practices – from computer science to gaming, design, architecture, fashion and music to visual art. We are open to a wide range of ideas and look forward to being surprised by your contributions. We are particularly happy to receive submissions from people from the Ruhr region as well as the global south and we actively include new, non-conformist perspectives.


Below you will find a few specific thematic notes:

Virtual Festival

As the title indicates, NEW NOW focuses on the present. Accordingly, we are particularly interested in works that explore phenomena of the contemporary.


With "Another End Is Possible" we intend to explore utopian and dystopian, posthumanist and culturally rooted themes and turning points. We also want to promote sustainable decolonial, feminist, queer and post-capitalist forms of progress. The aim is to combine diverse approaches and formats and to offer an interdisciplinary, intersectional and international programme. In addition to lectures and workshops, we are specifically interested in artistic formats.



Virtual Festival

Digital artworks can be submitted in the form of 3D assets, image, video or sound files. Live performances or workshops are also possible (details and technical feasibility will be clarified on a case-by-case basis after a successful application).

Acceptable formats are:

- 3D Assets (fbx, obj, c4d, or Rhino data)

- Interactive 3D assests (must be delivered directly in Unreal Engine)

- Common image & video files

- Audio files

- Livestreams


We are looking for positions of artistic and/or artistic-scientific research and are open regarding the format – whether talks/panels, performances, rituals, workshops, audio-walks, readings, web-based applications or other experiments.



The application can be submitted via a central platform with a standardised form. You will find the link below. Please submit your ideas and works by Sunday, April 18, 2021 (23:59 CET).


You have the opportunity to propose ideas for the Virtual Festival and/or the conference. In addition to the necessary personal data, we kindly ask you to provide the following information when submitting your ideas:

- Chosen format

- Title

- Concept description (German or English, 1000-1500 characters including spaces)

- Short biography (German or English, 800-1500 characters including spaces)

- Link to portfolio, website, social media profile, etc.

- Artist or speaker portrait (with credits)

- Visualisation/picture of the artwork or conference idea (with credits)



An invitation to the virtual festival or the conference includes an expense allowance. Any travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

The conference will be hybrid (adapted to pandemic conditions) or virtual, if required.

If you have any questions, please contact our programme team at: programme [op] newnow-festival [punt] com


email: programme [at]
28/03/2021 - 22:32

Art House online Gallery Contest

Art House Online Gallery invites artists to take part in a bi-monthly contest and to submit their artwork. This is an international competition in which artists from around the world are invited to submit their works. All visual art supports are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, etc) with the exception of sound and video arts. The gallery aims to value artworks and to give recognition.

All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.

You may enter more than once, there is no limit to the number of images that an artist can submit.

email: arthouseonlinegallery1 [at]
28/03/2021 - 10:46

Our Festival

Our Festival 7!
A cultural meeting of solidarity artists!


27th of July - 1st of August 2021
Euripidean Theater of Rematia, Chalandri, Greece


Open Call for Submissions!


Our Festival invites artists from all spectrum of arts to submit their proposals in order to participate in Our Festival 7. Our Festival will be held in the Euripidean Theater of Rematia, in Athens, Greece under the frame of “Solidarity Nights” supported by the Municipality of Chalandri.

Multidisciplinary, inclusive and collaborative: Our Festival provides a platform for artists to present their artistic project!

Our Festival was created by the collectivistic art group “WE”, which grew out of a lively and dynamic community of artists with aim to support other artists to present their artworks, as well as theirs.


The group’s vision is to bring together a variety of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, interact between themselves and greek audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network.


Furthermore, Our Festival cooperates with Liminal organization in order to make all events accessible to everyone, and collaborates with disabled artists in order to promote inclusion, and ensure the equal participation of all in the cultural life of the community.


Since 2015, the festival has hosted 592 artists performing in 118 events and has welcomed more than 10,000 attendees. Events have included theatre and dance performances, music concerts, children's shows, cinema and video art, circus shows and workshops for adults and children.


Our Festival is an artist-run organisation and each year grows bigger as it tries to include artwork from voices all over the world and collaborate with artists and institutions both in Greece and abroad.


"Two pairs of hands are always better than one
four better than two
eight better than four..."


Organized by “We” - collective cultural group
Artistic Director: Christos Thanos
Executive Producer: Christos Papamichael
Organising team: Nadia Peristeropoulou, Maria Thrasyvoulidi, Melissa Kotsaki, Nikos Axiotis, Eleanna Stathopoulou, Christina Stouraiti, Dimitra Syrou, Theo Foinidis, Marva Voulgari, Elsa Papeli, Theodora Athanassiou, Sofia Serefoglou, Elissaios Vlahos


Contact: festival [punt] our [op] gmail [punt] com
More information:
Accessibility Support:
Social Media:


Rematia Theater and all the events of Our Festival are accessible to disabled artists and spectators.
We provide: Euripidean Theater of Rematia to perform, technical equipment and financial support.


Application deadline: 11/04/2021


See what happened at OurFestival 6!

email: festival.our [at]
26/03/2021 - 10:36

OPEN CALL „Zaklepane / Ground Rules” | Generator Malta, Malta Festival Poznań 2021 POLAND

Generator Malta is the curatorial programme of the Malta Festival Poznań, a theme related to human rights, urbanization, migration and nature, promoting social empathy, dialogue and value-creating art. For several years, a part of the program is invented in the form of an open competition for the artistic community.

We invite visual and performance artists, dancers, researchers, activists to take part in the recruitment "Zaklepane / Ground Rules" - we are waiting for ideas for perfomative, site-specific, sound, animation, installation, interventions or workshops on reflection on property rights, law to land/ground and use of its resources. In the Wieniawski Park in Poznań, the "fortress of the claim" objects, designed by Iwo Borkowicz and Ola Korbańska (iwola), will be built, where the final presentations of the winning projects will take place. The object will be built from the dug and will be formed in the ground in the same place.

Every day a different resident will be given his piece of independent land for 48 hours. Selected activities will become part of the Malta Generator program. The budget of one project is PLN 4,500 gross. The deadline for submitting applications is April 9, and a four-person jury will select the winners on April 13. Details in the open call regulations and on the website

Like children playing Scattergories– I cut out a piece of earth with a knife, an area in a public park, proclaiming it my temporary property.
I appropriate the surface: a piece of the Earth’s crust, a city, a park plot based on a local zoning plan. I mark the boundaries of the territory on a map.
I seize the space above it – the void to be defined and filled, the arena for potential events. All goods I find in the area, from a hundred-year-old trees to bottle caps and butt-ends.
The underground is mine, along with all living organisms, billions of geobionts and geophiles. I rule natural resources, elements of inanimate nature, reaching to the very core.
I declare the independence standing on the earth formed with human hands. I build a fortress from it.

We would like to invite artists, performers, artivists, animators, researchers to submit projects deliberating on the issue of ownership, the right to the ground and exploiting its resources. Every day for 48 hours, one of the residents will take into possession a fortress in Wieniawski Park in Poznań (see the sketch:, designed by Iwo Borkowicz and Ola Korbańska (iwola) who were invited by Malta Festival Poznań 2021. We will pay particular attention to the projects of those persons whose dwo-day residency will be preceded by process activities, such as workshops, working with the local communities or other groups, artistic investigation, a series of field or internet activities, a discussion or an intervention.

The projects will be included in the programme of Generator Malta and will be produced as part of Malta Festival Poznań 2021.

recruitment: 17.03-9.04
announcement of the results: April 13, 2021
realization: Malta Festival Poznań (18-27 June 2021)
The maximum cost estimate of one project is up to PLN 4,500 gross (including the salaries and related items: PLN 2500 gross, production cost: PLN 2000 gross
Applications for the open call "Zaklepane / Ground Rules" should be completed by filling in forms and send to the address generator [op] malta-festival [punt] pl until April 9, 2021.


for more information visit:

email: generator [at]
26/03/2021 - 03:36
South Korea

Call for Artists: Form 2021

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition “Form 2021.” The exhibition covers topics of forms, shapes, and media. We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art.


*Deadline: April 16, 2021


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


-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: November 3 – 21, 2021

***The dates are subject to change.

For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
25/03/2021 - 13:51

International Biennale of Glass 2021

Glass artists are invited to apply for the 2021 International Biennale of Glass in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is a juried call. Artists from all over the world and from all professional levels are encouraged. The deadline for applications is April 28, 2021. See the link for the IBG2021 website for further details. http://=

email: biennaleglassbg [at]