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

18/01/2021 - 12:13

Getxophoto Open Call 2021


An opportunity for visual artists and photographers
Topic: To Share
Deadline: February 10th

Getxophoto’s Open Call provides an opportunity for visual artists and photographers to exhibit their work in the Festival’s next edition, in September 2021. To Share will be the theme of Getxophoto’s 15th anniversary, aiming to create and use non-conventional installations in physical and digital spaces.

The Festival invite artists from all over the world to participate in this call with proposals that use photography, video, installation, performance, actions, digital art or any other means of visual expression.

The international jury made up of Cristina de Middel –photographer of Magnum–, Mariama Attah –curator of the Open Eye Gallery Photography Museum (Liverpool) –, Jon Uriarte –digital curator of Photographers’ Gallery– and Gwen Lee –director and co-founder of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)– will select 3 projects that will be part of the artistic programme in the next edition of the Festival.

GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival takes place in Getxo (Basque Country, Spain) and brings different proposals from photographers and visual storytellers from all over the world to the city, setting a contemporary conversation about the theme proposed each year.

email: getxophoto [at]
17/01/2021 - 19:18

4th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award

The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international art competition accepting all 2D mediums with no set theme. It is completely independent and artist-run with a prize pool worth over $90,000 USD. Submissions open on the 18th Jan. 2021 at 12AM UTC-4.

Early Bird closes at 11:59PM UTC-4 on the 28th Feb. 2021, with the final deadline for submissions being the 30th April, 2021 at 11:59PM UTC-4.

Entry Fee is $40USD for up to 3 images//$10USD for each additional image (MAX 10 images)

Early Bird Entry Fee is $30USD for up to 3 images//$7USD for each additional image (MAX 10 images)

For more information visit our website at

email: info [at]
17/01/2021 - 03:38
South Korea

Call for Artists: Mass 2021: Open to Works Dealing with Mass (Sculptural Concept), Mass Culture, and Issues of Publicity

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Mass 2021.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with mass (sculptural concept), mass culture, pop culture, and issues of publicity/privacy.


*Deadline: February 6, 2021


*Category (Medium of Work)
-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting, Sculpture & Installation Art


-Photography & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger 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: August 11 – 29, 2021


***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
16/01/2021 - 18:38
United States

Straight Through the Wall 2021 — CALL FOR ARTISTS

Seeking artists working in Video, Experimental Film, Performance & Animation for STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL’s 2021 program, "STTW 2031".


STTW 2031


The future, conceptually exciting, mysterious, hopeful and terrifying, will soon be the mundanity of our daily lives. While flying cars and hover boards (regrettably) seem unlikely, so much else remains perfectly unknowable. Will we survive the various historical moments of the year 2020 to transcend our daily struggles together, holding hands and dancing in utopic bliss a decade later? Or will we slide into unfathomable ignorance and fall like lemmings into a new dark age? And where will the robots/algorithms/intergalactic aliens [check all that apply] fit in? Or is it possible that the year 2031 will be so much more boring than all that?


Step into the future with us. STTW 2031 is a chance to predict, embody, and/or inform our future together on this (or any other) planet. It is a time capsule, a collection of visions, hopes, and warnings of how we think 2031 might end up. It is a delirious daydream of various future timelines conjured 10 years early and transmitted directly into the mind’s eye of the public and onto the walls of the one of the world’s largest cities.




We are STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL, a guerrilla Arts collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. We scour the city for blank building facades, willing canvases waiting above busy avenues or hovering over quiet gardens and empty lots. With every screening, we incorporate art into the cityscape, merging it with New York’s varied architecture, bringing it out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions, and delivering it directly to the masses.


Our outdoor screenings consist of roughly 30 minute programs screened on loop and are free to all. Emerging & established artists are invited to submit their video proposals following the guidelines below.




Proposals must be for vertical videos (1080x1920) in response to the "STTW 2031" prompt. Videos should be 3-5 minutes long. Once selected, you'll be asked to complete your video by May 31st, 2021.


DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 15 - Submission Fee $20


Please PayPal your submission fee to sttw [punt] nyc [op] gmail [punt] com. Please include a screenshot of your payment confirmation with your submission.

email: [at]
14/01/2021 - 10:55

Open Call | Design | DakshinaChitra LangFest 2021

We are delighted to inform you about our Open Call - TYPE 2021, which focuses on typography design of 4 Tamil words and its creative interpretations from people from different walks of life. 


TYPE 2021, a digital curation project that exhibits and archives creative interpretations of Tamil typography and letterforms. We invite visual artists from all countries, working in all kinds of mediums. The participants are to design and submit their creative interpretations

of four Tamil words. 


- சங்கம் (Sangam)

- தெருக்கூத்து (Street theatre)

- யாளி (Yali)

- ஏறுதழுவல் (Eruthazhuvuthal AKA Jallikattu)


These are words of significance to the Tamil culture, language and heritage. Creative interpretation is welcome. We are also accepting non-digital designs, as long as the tangible product can be sent to DakshinaChitra by February 3, 2021.


Shortlisted designs will be featured on our social media, apart from 5 designers who can set up their stalls along with the exhibition of all shortlisted designs, at found spaces at the DakshinaChitra Campus in Chennai, as we celebrate our socially-distanced "LANGUAGE FESTIVAL" on February 20 and 21, 2021. 


More on the submission guidelines, the context of the words will be shared through our social media platforms - Website | Facebook | Instagram


email: langfest.dak [at]
13/01/2021 - 14:45
United Kingdom

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

The seventh year of the internationally successful Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries! The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and backgrounds. 



 - £10,000 prizes and exhibitions, for the Overall Winner, the Choice Award, the Sculpture Award, the New Media Award with partners Rich Mix and Photography Award with partners Genesis Imaging.

-  £1,000 of vouchers from Cass Art for 3 Winners.

-  Three month exhibitions in London, England.

-  Group Show for 25 Shortlisted Artists in April – August 2021.

-  New partnership with Sotheby's Institute of Art. 

All entries will feature on our social media platforms, in ongoing campaigns to clients, and can access our informative talks. For further information and the application form see here or please email info [op] artprize [punt] co [punt] uk with questions.


Deadline: Midnight 31st January 2021


Entry Cost: £20 for 1 artwork, £10 for any additional artworks.

email: team [at]
12/01/2021 - 14:17

Istanbul Fringe Festival 2021 - Hybrid

Global Artist Call for Istanbul Fringe Festival 2021 – Hybrid is now open!


The 3rd edition of Istanbul Fringe will take place from September 18-26, 2021 as a hybrid festival. The festival will feature artistic works on-site or online according to the artist’s choice on the form. Only works produced for digital platforms can apply for the online section.


Deadline for applications is 28 March 2021.


Istanbul Fringe Festival 2021 – Hybrid will welcome dance, performance and theater shows including shows for children as well as workshop proposals. The festival will offer both local and international artists a physical and a digital platform to showcase their works. This is a great opportunity for artists to meet and interact between themselves and the audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network.


*Your application will be considered once the application fee is received. The application fee is 25 euros / application.


What we offer:

- Accommodation up to 4 nights in volunteer houses / hostels during the festival (P)
- Meal on the day of your performance (P)
- Public transportation on the day of your performance (P)
- Venue/digital platform, technical support and promotion (P/D)
- 50% of the box-office to be shared equally between all the companies (P/D)
- Free access to all the events in the festival upon reservation (P)


D: Digital works

P: Physical works



More information on

email: info [at]
12/01/2021 - 11:40

Roppongi Art Night Spin-off Project

Roppongi Art Night is a festival of arts that takes place on the stage of Roppongi city. Held continuously since its inaugural edition in 2009, the festival aims to further the possibilities of art within society by developing content such as art exhibitions, music, performances, and talk events throughout the entire city of Roppongi, a place known for its concentration of cultural facilities (including art museums), large-scale complexes, and shopping districts.

Due to the COVID crisis, Roppongi Art Night 2020 scheduled for May 2020 was cancelled, and the next edition of the event is slated for May 2021. However, the Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee has decided to develop a Spin-off Project that will differ from the usual Roppongi Art Night, with the hopes of using the power of art to inject an energy of revitalization into the city, even in these times of the pandemic.

The theme of the event is "Can art energize the town today? Roppongi Art Night Digital "RAN TV" is a platform that runs parallel to the real event in the digital world.

This call to artists is for two categories of work: video artworks that will be included in Roppongi Art Night Digital [RAN TV], and an animated title that will become the face of the digital platform.

email: uchiyama [at]
12/01/2021 - 09:31


The Korean Cultural Centers in Germany and the UK are offering artists an opportunity to exhibit in our gallery spaces.
We cordially invite artists to submit their application.

Nothing is - everything just has been or will be

Nothing like a blue bird
from New York
fall from the sky
into the ocean
there will be light
in a moment
shine from the sky

a big blue whale
scream in the ocean
the wave
the light shine again
just like the bird




a moment to come
a moment to go

Text by Zhenhua Li



• Individuals and groups whose work has been exhibited more than once either domestically or internationally
• Proposals should incorporate elements of Korean culture, history etc. OR the proposed artist(s) be of Korean heritage



January 11, 2021 - February 1, 2021   11pm (GMT)


For more information check out our website!

email: kcc.opencall [at]
11/01/2021 - 13:01

Environmental Alterations


Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. August 2021


This here call responds once again to the topics and interests that contributed to the laying of Loosenart's statutory foundations.

What we are currently living is a global economic standstill, due to a pandemic disease crisis that forces the arrest of development, as well as behaviors and human actions. This stop tat allows at the same time an objective detachment from situations, favoring an opportunity for reflection on a condition, on a picture, or on an image. Photographers, video makers and visual designers are called to represent, document and express their vision on the theme of environmental alteration, on the panoramas and traces of an anthropized environment and the resulting effects.



Submissions at

Deadline 7th May 2021

email: info [at]