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

20/02/2020 - 20:16

BUP Book Award

BLOW UP PRESS announces the first edition of BUP Book Award - a competition for all photographers around the world, regardless they age, gender or nationality - which goal is to promote photo book as a way of expression. We are looking for unique photo/visual art projects (not book dummies!) which are intended to be published as a book. So if you believe your project is completed, don’t wait too long and submit it to the first edition of BUP Book Award contest!

No matter what technique you work in, no matter what subject you cover - let our jurors to see your project and get it published as a book!

All submitted projects will be then evaluated by our professional international jury. Based on their ratings, we will create a short list of 20 photographers, whose projects will reach the finals. From among these 20 projects, BLOW UP PRESS editors will choose one that they will turn into a book.


* Brad Feuerhelm (Slovakia) - Managing Editor and Partner for American Suburb X, online platform dedicated to photography, art and visual culture;

* Olmo González (Spain) - image researcher, co-organiser of Fiebre Photobook Festival;
* Yumi Goto (Japan) - co-funder and curator for the Reminders Photography Stronghold, curated membership gallery space in Tokyo, enabling a wide range of photographic activities;
* Hubert Humka (Poland) - photographer, lecturer at the Łódź Film School’s Photography Faculty;
* Roy Kahmann (the Netherlands) - collector, curator, designer, gallerist and publisher known for such publications as GUP Magazine, GUP New and GUP Fresh Eyes;
* Miren Pastor (Spain) - photographer and photobooks promoter, organiser of Fiebre Photobook Festival;
* Daria Tuminas (the Netherlands) - researcher and curator, head of Unseen Book Market and Dummy Award at Unseen Amsterdam, curator at FOTODOK in Utrecht.

The main prize of BUP Book Award consists of the following:

  • * Book design by Aneta Kowalczyk, an award-winning Polish book designer and artistic director of BLOW UP PRESS;
  • * Publication of the book by BLOW UP PRESS in a print run between 400 and 600 depending on the project complexity;
  • * Book distribution by BLOW UP PRESS and cooperating bookstores;
  • * Book exhibition during the key photo book shows in the world;
  • * Book submission to the most important competitions in the world;
  • * Royalties of 10% and 30 copies of the printed book.


Entry fee: EUR 30.00 per project

Deadline: March 10 (11.59 PM CET)


More info @


Still have a question? Contact us: office [op] blowuppress [punt] eu (subject: BUP%20Book%20Award)

email: office [at]
19/02/2020 - 21:08
United States

Creative Guts Zine: Spring 2020

The Creative Guts Podcast is pleased to announce the upcoming release of two compilation zines this year, a spring and fall edition, featuring visual artists and writers who have been selected by jury. The Creative Guts team aims to stimulate and inspire creativity, by telling the stories of those who are brave enough to put themselves out there. This zine is another format where creatives can share with the world what they make, while motivating others to do the same. Physical editions of the zine will be available for purchase, while digital editions of the zine will be available for free on our website,, in May 2020.


The Creative Guts team will be joined to review submissions for the spring edition by guest juror Matt Wyatt, the extraordinary co-founder and co-chair of the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and an artist himself. Learn more at

THEME: Gutsy: marked by courage, pluck, or determination


ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older, from any country, are welcome to apply with visual and written works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, poetry, short story (500 words maximum), etc.


FEE: $15 for one to three images of individual artworks, though only one image will be printed per selected artist. This fee is non-refundable and can be paid through our website. Any artist who is select for the zine will receive one free printed edition of the zine. Fees go towards printing costs of the zine, as well as supporting the ongoing mission of Creative Guts.


SUBMISSION: Email one (1) to three (3) images of individual artworks in .JPEG format, with at least 300dpi, or a text document of poetry/prose to CreativeGutsPodcast [op] gmail [punt] com. Please include the following information in your email: Full Name, Website, Location, social media accounts you wish to be included with your art, a short artist statement (100 - 150 words). Include title of each piece (if any) and medium.


SPRING DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2020, (Midnight - Eastern Standard Time)


QUESTIONS? Reach out to us at CreativeGutsPodcast [op] gmail [punt] com or via

email: creativegutspodcast [at]
19/02/2020 - 19:44

$1,000 Artist Grants

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000 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 Spring 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

+ Selected 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 Spring 2020 awards are:


Amber Esseiva

Associate Curator

Institute for Contemporary Art VCU


Leila Groth

Associate Curator for Contemporary Art

Baltimore Museum of 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.


Additionally, when submitting, 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 33K. 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:


+ 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


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]
19/02/2020 - 15:11

Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop Call for Applications

Real Lives Multicultural Association is inviting visual artists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, poets, artisans to apply for the


Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop


Dates: June 24th to July 04th 2020
Application deadline: March 30th 00:00 CET


For 10 days, 15 passionate writers, artists and filmmakers will be submerged in the density of the Peruvian Amazonas and the lives of the local Shawi. Guided by a diverse Team of acclaimed international creatives and Peruvian indigenous leaders, participants will be exposed to the raw nature of the rainforest, conflicting forces impacting indigenous communities and sustainable activities to address climate change.


Each participant will develop a short provocation/artwork under the guidance and supervision of the Team. Unlike other workshops, the local inhabitants will not be mere characters in these stories but will serve as mentors, project collaborators and cultural mediators. The process of creation will require some form of partnership between local and international storytellers in defining, style, method, message and culture.


The workshop will take place in various settings including the urban river-based culture of Iquitos, the tropical rainforest surroundings of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, and the facilities of Formabiap’s indigenous bi-lingual education centre at Zúngarococha.


For more info and to apply:


Teaching staff:
Rafael Chanchari Pizuri; Shawi teacher, shaman and philosopher (Peru)
Juan Carlos Galeano; poet, filmmaker, professor (Colombia/US)
Sophie Beer; object artist, art historian, cultural manager (AT)
Leoncio Ramirez Vasquez; photographer, producer, Peruvian Amazon expert (Peru)
Mark Abouzeid; filmmaker, photojournalist, storyteller (US /IT/LB)


PAY IT FORWARD - Proceeds from the workshop will be used to support Voces Indígenas Pilot Project (Peru): Empowering indigenous youth through Documentary Filmmaking.


For more info and to apply:


Our application process is simple, we value your time! Please go to our website, you can request the application form and brochure through the contact form or download it directly. Do not hesitate to ask questions, please make sure that the contact form is filled out completely. Applications can be submitted until March 30th 2020, 00:00 CET. Applications are for free. Only selected participants will be asked to pay the tuition fee. Selected participants will be notified by e-mail on April 6th. All other applicants will receive notice by e-mail too.

email: contact [at]
19/02/2020 - 09:41

33rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo

33rd FESTIVAL LES INSTANTS VIDEO November 2020 – Marseilles (but also elsewhere)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (Deadline June 5, 2020)


The Festival Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia...


The beauty of a boundless (éperdu) gesture 

(a call dedicated to Annie Le Brun who helps us understand the deep beauty of the word éperdu)


The world became uglier. Wars with widespread of ruins and dead bodies, skyrocketing poverty, forests and oceans harmed, this is nothing new.


The unprecedented ugliness is the result of a much more violent epidemic than plague was: the commodification of the nearly entire world. An attack on everything from which (economic) value can’t be gain, a war against passion and unreasonable life. A war against the desire and the bodies without which to think is not possible.


If for long art was an exception to the rule, innumerable art forms being dwelt with an indomitable desire, today its so called “contemporary” form is more and more difficult to distinguish from the pseudo-aesthetics that our eyes and ears suffer with the pervasiveness of commodity. Our bodies, our cities and our contemporary art museums, every where in the world, exhibit the same objects, the same images, the same brands, the same signs, making our planet a huge childish leisure park or a huge shopping center worthy of an airport.

Instead of dwelling the world poetically, we are in transit, dead men on leave, consumable and disposable items. We live in a market-positivity empire where objection, struggle, friction, conflict must be banned. But, as William Morris tells us, ugliness is not flat, it acts upon man and deteriorates his sensitivity, so that he will not even feel the degradation, which prepares him to descend a step.


Thinking doesn’t lie outside the globalisation of mediocrity. It abjectly suits to our emptiness-consumption era. The consequences are truly terrifying. Bodies are the first to suffer, petrified in the icy waters of egotistical calculation, they lie mutilated, reduced to their smallest market value, their capacity to generate profit. They have only one freedom left, to obey. One horizon, to get used to ugliness.


In the eye of the economic terror storm, which is the worst climate disaster, COME OUT the meteorologists of desire in places where we do not expect them. These are the ferocious poets, the women and men which dimension is up to their excess, and whose irrepressible gesture, in trying to liberate imagination with a long, boundless and reasoned disordering of all the senses, to follow Rimbaud, frees us from centuries of domestication and insane resignation.

This gesture lead us to a beauty to reinvent. It is the link between the erotic necessity of our bodies and the critical necessity of poetry and images.


These are the gestures the festival wish to grasp.


Registration form :

Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques

Friche la Belle de Mai – 13003 Marseille - France

☎ 00 33 (0)  inscription [op] instantsvideo [punt] com

email: inscription [at]
18/02/2020 - 21:54
United States

Light Art Festival in Detroit! DLECTRICITY 2020 Open Call for Artists Now Live!

DLECTRICITY™ is back! On September 25 & 26, 2020, the heart of Midtown Detroit and DTE Beacon Park will be transformed with site-specific installations of light, video, performance, sound, interactive engineering and nonconformist architecture. From lasers and 3D mapping to dance performances and puppet shows, we want to see what you create. We challenge you to animate historic buildings, activate the streets, generate engagement—the cityscape is your canvas. Now is the chance to show Detroit—and the world—what you can do!


Deadline: March 3rd, 2020

Festival dates: September 25 and 26, 2020

Location: Midtown Detroit and DTE's Beacon Park (Michigan, United States)


Up to 25 site-specific, outdoor projects will be selected through the Open Call for Entry process by the DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee. The Curatorial Committee, selected by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and the founders of Art Detroit Now (an organization representing over 90  contemporary arts venues in metro-Detroit), will select projects and performances based on a number of criteria, including artistic merit and how well it uses various media relating to light and other technologies (videos, smartphones, lasers, robots) within an urban environment.


Selected artists will receive up to $4000 in production funding and a $1000 artist honorarium. 


Read the open call guidelines and FAQ at to successfully prepare your application.


Apply at


Check out DLECTRICITY on Facebook and Instagram: @Dlectricity


Email info [op] dlectricity [punt] com for any questions.


email: info [at]
18/02/2020 - 17:59

change ?! - 10th wind art festival "bewegter wind" / Call for proposals

Change?! Art transforms!
North Hessian Wind Art Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Art, nature and wind - this unique combination of experiences is offered by the wind art festival "bewegter wind", which will take place from August 16 to 30, 2020 at selected landscape venues in the Nature Park Reinhardswald near Kassel.
Up to 15,000 visitors will be captivated by the festival. International artists present installations, wind art objects, videos and fascinating performances. What is extraordinary is the direct contact to the artists, who are already open to questions and active help from art lovers during the build-up week.   
"Change?!" is the actual motto. It deals with the current climatic changes that are confronting people around the world with new challenges and opportunities. The cultural festival, unique in Germany, is initiated by bewegter wind e. V.  – registered association to promote wind art and cross-cultural communication.
Prizemoney of 7.000 € is announced.
Deadline for call for proposals is April, 9th,2020
More here:

email: mail [at]
18/02/2020 - 17:23

"Xposed - Naked and Not Afraid", Second Annual Celebration and Exploration of the Human Figure, Sexuality & Identity

B03 - Main Floor
Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4R5
knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com

CALL TO ARTISTS - “XPOSED - Naked and Not Afraid”: Second Annual Celebration and Exploration
of the Human Figure, Sexuality & Identity”

We are looking for unique and expressive works of art that celebrates and explores the Human Figure, Human Sexuality & Identity. This is a Juried Exhibition.

All Entrants must be 18 years or older.

Call To Artists - February 15, 2020 to March 27, 2020.

Entry Deadline - March 27, 2020 - 11:59pm. MST

Exhibition Dates - April 18, 2020 to May 7th, 2020

Guidelines & Terms for Entry

Eligibility: International

Signed & dated entry form. Add additional pages for extra images.

Entry Fee - $ 25.00 CDN (non-refundable) for the first 3 works. $5.00 for every additional image. Sculptural pieces, 3 slides per image (max.). Please include a short description of the artwork.

Send images 72dpi. as jpeg or pdf, no larger than 1024 pixels on the longest side.

Payments are to be sent as an e-Transfer or PayPal to: knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com.

Accepted Media: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Fibre, Mixed Media Digital and Prints.

Maximum Size of Artwork: 5ft. x 8ft. for 2D works.  //  3ft. x 3ft x 8ft for 3D works.

Sale prices determined by the artist. All prices must include any applicable taxes.

The Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art will retain a 35%commission on any sales.

All the work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Unsold works will be returned after the exhibition at artist’s expense.

All artwork must be professionally framed. Unframed artist profile canvases, 1.5 inches deep only will be allowed as long as edges are cleanly finished.

All artwork must be wired ready for hanging. No sawtooth or D-Hook hanging systems. Plexiglass must be used on any framed works unless hand delivered.

The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit any artwork that differs significantly from the image submitted or is not prepared properly for hanging/exhibiting.

Artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs of their artwork to and from the gallery. All artwork shipped must be sent in reusable crates or cartons and must include prepaid return shipping label. Works without proper labels or reusable crates or cartons will not be returned. Artwork must NOT be packed with Styrofoam or plastic “peanuts” or any other loose packing materials. Any artwork that is packed with “peanuts” will be resealed immediately and not exhibited.

The gallery will not accept shipments that require payments for GST or Canada Customs Duty. Please check with an art broker or Canada Customs to advise for proper documentation for artwork from all out of country entrants.

Artists are responsible to ensure that their artwork is insured to and from the gallery and while at the gallery. The gallery will take every effort and precautions to handle the work in a safe manner but will not be held responsible for any loss or damages however caused.

By signing the Entry Form the artist agrees to the terms of guidelines.

We thank all the artists in advance for submitting their work. Only artists accepted to the exhibition will be notified via email.

Important Dates

Entry Deadline:                               March 27, 2020 - 11:59pm MST
Notification of acceptance:            March 30, 2020
Deadline for shipped work to arrive:    April 14, 2020
Deadline for hand delivered work:     April 14, 2020
Exhibition Dates:                April 18 to May 9th, 2020
Pick up of hand delivered work         May 10th, 2020   noon - 4:00pm.




Entry Form           
“XPOSED - Naked and Not Afraid”
Second Annual Celebration and Exploration of
the Human Figure, Sexuality & Identity
Deadline for entry - March 27, 2020 - 11:59pm MST

Name            _____________________________________________

Address        _____________________________________________



Phone            _____________________________________________

email            _____________________________________________



                       Title                                   Medium                        Size                Price


    Description:   _________________________________________________________




2. ____________________________________________________________________

    Description: __________________________________________________________





    Description: __________________________________________________________






Signature___________________________________      Date____________________

Send entry form as a PDF, images and payment to:   knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com

B03 - Main Floor, Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2P 4R5

knoxgalleryofart [op] gmail [punt] com

email: knoxgalleryofart [at]
18/02/2020 - 16:33
Dominican Republic

Woman Scream: International Poetry by Women Call for Submission

The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer®) cause, open its first international call for poetry written by women. Woman Scream events have always welcome all gender voices, but to celebrate our 10th anniversary of creation, we will be creating a special edition anthology related to the SCREAM as a mean of expression, from a female point of view.


Woman Scream in its altruistic work that gathers all art during the month of march, to raise awareness about women/girls’ rights and against abuse prevention.


We will be selecting the submitted poems based on quality, relevance to the subject and originality. We hope to receive poetry from women whose words break the silence and reach into the hearts of those who cannot speak up. We are looking for an intimate, personal SCREAM.

This book will be edited by our Rosado Fucsia editorial project, and will be available for printing on demand worldwide through Amazon, if anyone wishes to buy a printed copy as a form of donation to our cause, please feel welcome.

We will have no contact with the submitting poets, except the chosen ones. The list of selected poets will be published on the blog or in our Facebook Page as Woman Scream Festival. Please follow us for further details.







-Must be 18 years old or older to participate.

-Send ONE poem * in English, that speaks about the power of a SCREAM, as a mean of liberation, expression, healing or relief, from a female point of view (Please try not to entitle it “Woman Scream”.


The submitting poets should understand that our project is a platform for a diverse range of readers and follower so, we don’t accept offensive material. Doesn’t matter if the poem has already been published or not.

-Extension will be between one to three pages (max.)

-You must send written authorization for publication (See format indicated in point II of this call).


II -Format:


-You must send 2 (two) files with the following, in the same order indicated:

• File 1:


Contact email (please double check that its correct)
Your name
Country where you’re from
Short biography (3 lines max.)
Title and submitted poem


Format of the poem: Word file, Times New Roman letters, size 12, single spacing. (We will not accept poems written in ALL CAPS).


• File 2:

(Format PDF) It must contain this authorization note:
I (name and legal ID number) understand that I authorize the Fundación Mujeres Poetas Internacional MPI, Inc, the Woman Scream cause, and the Grito de Mujer® brand, to publish and promote my submitted material in any virtual, digital, or printed way for the promotion and distribution of the published anthology. This by no means implies that I’ll be receiving royalties or rewards for this. I also understand that this way, I am contributing to the Woman Scream altruistic and nonprofit projects. I understand that I keep all rights of my work, and I will be able to publish it where I desire once it has been selected.

(We reserve the right of admission of works that do not meet these requirements).


III -Mailing your poem:


• Submission will only be accepted by email sent to: WomanScream(@)gmail(.)com

Subject: WS Contest.

(You will receive an automatic email as the only confirmation of reception. Please do not save this email to your contacts. We will be deactivating it once the call ends, please do not send SPAM).


IV – Expiration:


This call will expire Sunday, February 25, 2020 at 12 p.m. local time. Material submitted after that date will be dismissed.

Thanks for sharing and participating!





email: womanscream [at]
17/02/2020 - 16:54
United Kingdom

Visual Art Open

FINAL CALL -  artists opportunity for the annual Visual Arts Open Prize 2020, submissions closing soon. Now in its 4th year,  VAO art awards are a not for profit event open, emerging to artists based in the UK and internationally. Artists can apply at


Art Prize Fund value of £6,000
6 categories: -  Painting /Mixed Media /Printmaking - Illustration /Drawing - Sculpture – Photography/Digital Art- Young Artist (16-24 years old) – Children’s Award (15 years and under)
All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair in November 2020 plus receive a annual membership to the Visual Artists Association
Cash Prizes £2,750. Overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Annual Mentorship Package, Cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, plus solo show at Chester Art Fair 2021. £250.00 will be awarded for category winners.  
ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show
No age restrictions - all welcome to apply

email: info [at]