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

14/12/2018 - 07:03
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - A5 Portfolio #23 (February)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the February 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 February 2019


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


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Twitter: @a5zine


email: february [at]
13/12/2018 - 20:05
United Kingdom

OPEN CALL: BF Artist Festival VIII


We are now accepting submissions for the eighth BF Artist Film Festival!


The festival is open to national and international artists at any stage of their career. We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.


The BF Artist Film Festival is a critical platform for artists working with moving image. Established in 2016, the festival programme is selected via an open call that occurs 3 times annually. As an independent project the festival offers multiple screening opportunities to selected artists, with an aim to reach new and diverse audiences. Since it’s inception, the BF Artist Film Festival has exhibited the work of over 100 artists and has partnered with multiple arts venues nationally and internationally.


The BF Artist Film Festival VIII will be screened in February 2019 in Leeds, London & another mystery location (TBC!)


Deadline for entries is midnight Thursday 31st January


Check our website for details on how to apply:

email: bfartistfilmfestival [at]
12/12/2018 - 16:38

Exhibit at Roehrs & Boetsch from the comfort of your home


Say no to curator gatekeeping, forget about the intermediation of the art market, gain direct access to the prestige of the art world: Projected.Capital by Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg lets you show your work at Roehrs & Boetsch in Zurich by renting a portion of its exhibition space during a 2-week exhibition period.

36 x 25 cm | 0.09 m2 of exhibition surface can be rented for as little as $0.25/day.

Once you have selected and rented a section of this space, you will be able to upload your art in the form of picture, text or video. Your art will then be seamlessly projected onto the gallery wall.

It's that easy. However, make sure to visit the website regularly: the work of other artists might have been placed on top of yours. If this is the case, don't worry: just log in to the website to make your work fully visible again.

Projected.Capital turns crisis into opportunity: when Roehrs & Boetsch realised there was a hiatus between shows, they turned to Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg. Subsequently, the two artists created this service to turn an opportunity for the few into an abundance of opportunities for the many.

email: silviolorusso [at]
11/12/2018 - 17:14
United Kingdom


Call for Artists: Micro
AIR Gallery are seeking small artworks to take part in a group show next April to accompany an exhibition by North West artist Claire Tindale.
​This open call is open to any artist in any medium. There is no set theme, just make sure the work you enter is smaller than 20x20cm.

The cost to participate is £5 per artist. You can enter a max of 5 works for this fee.
​Deadline: 24th February
Apply online:

email: info.airgallery [at]
11/12/2018 - 17:11
United Kingdom

Calling literary & visual artists for international project: Cyffwrdd Syria // Touching Syria

As part of the Cyffwrdd Syria /Touching Syria project, we are inviting literary and visual artists to join us in exploring the theme of art, culture and war. We will start a conversation about how vital the arts are to give people a voice to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression, and how much truth is in the statement:

"Art is to console those who are broken by life"  - Vincent Van Gogh

We welcome an open interpretation of this statement and look forward to receiving poetry or critical essays (max. 1000 words) for the literature category and photography, illustration, painting or printmaking work in the visual arts category.


Please digitally submit in JPEG or PDF formats only to cyffwrddcelfcyf [op] gmail [punt] com by January 12th 2019

The selected works will be featured at Pontio Arts Centre on 19th January as part of 'Noson Musiqaa' and as a permanent feature on Cyffwrdd Celf Cyf's website and social media channels.

email: cyffwrddcelfcyf [at]
10/12/2018 - 18:04


Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, “Local Views 2019” at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 30,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc. Participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium. One artist’s work will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” of $500. That artist’s work will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen and on all online marketing.


Theme and Selection:

“Local Views”— Artists around the world respond to local geographies, landmarks, and histories, as well as the sway of local visual culture. The impact of globalization on the modern art world allows for increased cultural understanding across time and space. Aided by the internet and mass media, awareness of the vitality of contemporary art in localities around the globe has grown exponentially. The curators will select artwork representing localities (for example: sites, areas, neighborhoods, regions, environments, scenes) as interpreted by the artist. The curators will select the winners based on originality, uniqueness of vision conveyed, quality of execution, and how clearly the artist presents individual style and technique in each work.

All submissions, which can be expressed from representational to abstract, are welcome. The artists and exhibit will be extensively marketed with press releases, social media marketing, event listings calendars, and will also be featured in “Art Market NewsTM” with over 30,000 subscribers worldwide.  We look forward to receiving your works.

Eligibility: This competition is open to all artists and photographers 18 years of age or older. Entries must be created in a still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art.


Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists:

Gallery 25N’s mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our international list of clientele. and will co-market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide in the following ways:

•           Invitations: An electronic invitation for the online exhibit's opening will be sent to the combined international clientele lists of and These lists exceed 30,000 recipients.

•           Press Release: Extensive press release announcements will be sent out for the opening of the Group Exhibit. The press releases will provide an international buzz about the exhibit and the artists’ work.

•           Event Listings & Calendars:  The group exhibits will also be promoted in numerous online event listings. These event lists not only provide a timely promotion of the exhibit they also provide ongoing social media marketing.

•           Social Media Marketing: The exhibition, artists and their artworks will be marketed through, International Artists Directory and Gallery 25N's social media-marketing network via LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tweeter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

•           Art Market Newsletter: The Artists and the exhibition will be featured in

"Art Market News TM” with over 30,000 subscribers in the art market place worldwide. Subscribers consist of art buyers, fine art galleries, corporate art buyers, exhibit curators, fine art agents, architects, property developers, interior designers and art lovers. provides links back to the artists’ website.

•           Online Presence: After the exhibit ends, the artists’ exhibit will remain in the "Past Exhibits" section of Gallery 25N's website with a back-link to the artist's websites.

•           A video is created of the artists’ work and exhibit for publication on Gallery 25N’s website and YouTube Channel, The video will be promoted in all of our online marketing venues.


Entry Fee and Submissions:

Entry Fee: $25 for up to three entries and $5 for each additional entry. (No limit on the number of additional entries submitted.)

All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.


Proceeds from this art competition support the following:


-           Free drawing and painting lessons at

-           Gallery exhibits at

-           Free art market news at

-           Supports the Internal Artist Directory online at


Submit Your Art:  



email: support [at]
10/12/2018 - 15:22

Altofest 2019 - International Open Call for Performing Artists

ALTOFEST 2019 -9th Edition

International Contemporary Live Arts Fest


TO GIVE RISE TO a Human Regeneration


28th June > 7th July NAPOLI


Residency + Program


We invite you to send us your proposal 

[deadline 3rd January 2019]


Proposals may refer to one or more finished and already debuted works. Works must be original. Subject, contents and themes of the proposals are free.

Proposals will be considered only if regarding Live Arts field (theatre, dance, performance, and their cross-disciplinary declinations). 

All professional artists can apply, with no distinction among nationality, language or age. 

Amateur groups are excluded.


Artist will be invited to a residency to re-qualify their work, for five days. The work will be then open to the audience during the following five days. 

The presence of the artist is required for the entire period of Altofest, for ten days.


Altofest ensures accommodation, subsistence, and a lump sum, follow the terms and conditions written in the regulation document, that you find beside the form online.





Proposals have to be sent filling the online form, that you find at the link:


Filling the form, you declare that you read and accept the regulations unconditionally.

The form is the one and only way to collect the artistic proposals for Altofest 2019.


For further information and/or questions, please write to info [op] altofest [punt] net


ALTOFEST is a project by

email: info [at]
10/12/2018 - 13:10


In January 2019, Werkkunst Gallery will host a group exhibition exclusively composed by women. So far confirmed artists from Germany, Korea, Italy, Georgia, USA and Russia.


This show will be much more than just a well-attended vernissage and a beautiful exhibition. The entire day of the vernissage (18.01.19) will count with debates proposed by top professionals in their fields – ladies, who’ll evoke the discussion regarding the role of women in the art world. 


“Woman in Art” group show (from 18.01 to 16.02.2019)


The first human contact. The first one that cares. The ones who lead and teach. The ones who feed.Women. The feminine universe is more than just hers, they’re queens, guides, warriors, professionals, mothers, sharing their legacy with the world. 


They’re the protagonists of “Women in Art”. This exhibition will bring to Hamburg an amazing group of artists and their vision. Their strong women on canvases represent their dreams, their victories, their struggles, but most of all, their power.


To mention one of the artists participating here’s a short description of Yun Jeong (Rebecca) Lee’s work:


“Yunjeong Lee uses her own experience involving sexual abuse and sexual violence on her art works. She loves to express ideas towards women, nature and sexual desires through her paintings with body figures. She expresses the trauma and anxiety through her works. A large majority of work and research are related sexual violence, traumatic incidents and depression. She hopes one day she can help bring awareness with women around the globe who were involved in sexual incidents.”


There's still time to submit your artwork for this exhibition.
Contact us at romullo [op] inartewerkkunst [punt] com, with the subject "WOMAN IN ART - SUBMISSION" and we'll provide you with all the additional information.


email: romullo [at]
09/12/2018 - 16:52

Open Call for Exhibiton and Residency


Intermission invites artists to engage with two diametrically opposed public and social contexts; the Reinickendorf Town Hall in Berlin, Germany, and the historical centre of Paduli, Italy.

With the call for the exhibition at the Reinickendorf Town Hall we challenge artists to intervene in a space that is defined by its function as a public institution.


The most representative artists will be selected for an art residency that will take place in Paduli, IT, in the hinterland of Naples. 

Heavily damaged and depopulated by a tragic earthquake in 1962, Paduli  lays on the opposite side of the spectrum of institutionalised places. It will be the ground zero for artistic interventions that aim to define a new interpretation of human space and establish a new connection among various elements of the urban fabric.


We invite artists to apply for Function.Anomy within the 15th of January 2019 23:59PM, Berlin time. 

There is no application fee.

The exhibition will take place between 28th of March and 16th of May.

The 1-4 weeks residency will start the 2nd week of June and end the 2nd week of July.


What is Intermission

Intermission is a collective of artists from international backgrounds.

We support artists establishing autonomy from business-driven intermediation and promoting the critical understanding of their work.


Detailed information about application, exhibition and residency can be found on  .

For any further question, please contact us at intermission [op] mail [punt] de

email: intermission [at]
07/12/2018 - 23:31

Open call for performing Arts - Mirabilia

Mirabilia International Circus & Performing Arts Festival is going towards its 13th edition. The Festival will take place from 25th to 30th of June 2019 in the towns of Fossano and Busca, in the province of Cuneo. One of the news of the next edition is the artistic direction: Fabrizio Gavosto will cooperate with Marco Chenevier for selecting the dance performances and Giulia Odetto, for the theater section.


Admission requirements and conditions -  The selection is reserved to individual artists and professional companies, italians and internationals, operating in the context of contemporary performance and performance art. Amateur and school groups are excluded. The application form must be submitted by a legally recognized and regularly constituted subject, in possession of a VAT number. All conditions (Cachet, hospitality, travel, etc.) will be discussed individually with each company / artist in relation to what has been required during application



Participation to the call is free; deadline for the submission of the applications is 10th January 2019. Incomplete applications or applications sent by ordinary mail will not be considered. It is possible to apply with more than one work: in this case, please send one application for each show. To apply fill in every part of the online application you can find on our website

email: giulia.odetto [at]