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

19/02/2019 - 19:07


Babart is a start-up that explores new ways of selling and exhibiting art in a given city. Using walls of hotels, B&Bs, and accommodation houses, it exhibits works which meet the needs of cultural travelers: limited bag space, little budget, and small time.

Producing little works with a given theme, Babart seasonally recruits young, emerging, and established artists who seek to explore a highly digitalized way of selling and producing art, while maintaining a high standard of visual and conceptual research.

If you are looking for a way to have you art seen, produced, and sold, apply.  Read the application, create your work, and submit it. Your project may travel around the world, while you can follow it at each transaction.


Become part of this new system of art making. 



Link to the call:

For free till February 24 - then € 4.99

email: opencall [at] babart.iy
19/02/2019 - 17:48

Sybaris Collection Art Call 003: Visual Arts



Sybaris Collection is hosting a Call on Visual Arts; visual artist living and working anywhere in the world and at any stage in their career are eligible. The award includes a solo exhibition during the ARTreveal 003 and an exclusive introduction to the Sybaris Community of art lovers and collectors. Artists are invited to apply until April 30, 2019.

A curatorial panel from Sybaris Collection will unanimously select the winning artist.  The winner will be announced in July 30, 2019 and ARTreveal 003 will be held in September 2019.

email: rosie [at]
19/02/2019 - 15:36

YICCA 18/19 - International Contest of Contemporary Art

The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.

Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists, which can:


• Win a cash prize:

- Euro 3000,00 money prize to the first selected

- Euro 1000,00 money prize to the second selected


• Promote their art through a variety of channels:

- exhibit the selected artworks in a exhibition space, determined by competition (Rizzuto Gallery, Palermo, Italy).

- improve the relationship between finalists and critics, curators, gallery owners, public and private art institutions that will have access to this important exhibition.

- have maximum visibility through the advertising campaign that will follow the competition and all its stages.



December 15, 2018: Beginning of subscriptions.

April 3, 2019: Subscriptions deadline.

May 7, 2019: Notification of winning artworks.

June, 2019: Final exhibition


Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.


Final exhibition:


Via Maletto, 5 - 90133 Palermo - Italy


All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations and performances. All works will be presented by a picture or a video that must be followed by a description of the work.

All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist’s property. The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country. There are no special qualifications requiered for entry. All information about terms and conditions of subscription is published on the official website

To register please complete the registration form on the official website.

email: info [at]
19/02/2019 - 15:29

Vir by Ana Natt

Vir by Anna Natt

Workshop + public performance

Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona



Calling those who identify as masculine or male to participate in a performance project that examines vulnerability, especially its physical expression. Together the participants and the artist will explore the poses, behaviors and movements associated with vulnerability and explore how this could be filtered through what is considered masculine.


In a time when toxic masculinity is both rampant and celebrated, the artist would like to create a space in which new forms of masculinity are put on display as art objects, things to be observed, appreciated, analyzed, discussed and perhaps even offer new models for how one can express one's gender.


The first week of the project consists of a workshop in which the artist and participants work with movement, dance, writing and sensory exploration to gather material. The second week will begin with 3 days of rehearsals and culminate in two performance evenings.



Workshop: March 12–16, from noon to 7 pm

Rehearsals: March 19–22

Public presentation: March 22 and 23



Participants receive 150 € for their part in the workshop and performances.


This call is open to all levels.

Please send motivation text and biography to: annanatt [op] yahoo [punt] com


Anna Natt

Anna Natt’s work explores the intersection of flamenco and performance art. She was trained in traditional flamenco dance in Seville, Spain from 2000-2005 before moving to Berlin, where she is currently based. Although originally trained as a flamenco dancer, she draws inspiration from various somatic and contemporary practices. Using this method, she attempts to cultivate a deeper understanding of the body and its nuances. A connection to trance and dream states is also a central theme in her work.

email: annanatt [at]
19/02/2019 - 15:20

Young Contemporary Performing Arts Festival and Prize 23rd – 24th -25th May 2019

It is officially open the call of the 14th edition of the International Festival  “Presente Futuro”, which will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of May 2019. The festival, organized by Teatro Libero of Palermo (Italy), includes several awards directed to the young contemporary creation in the field of the performing arts (theatre, dance, dance theatre, physical theatre, performance), aiming at showing and promoting the emerging European scene. It wants to support the contemporary creation through international connections, production support, recidencies and the comparison with different realities and people coming from different countries.


The call, which you can find attached to the e-mail, is directed to sigle artists, companies and team coming from UE and preferably under35 that will propose a project of performing arts not shorter the 20 minutes.
The ammission will be decided by the artistic direction of Teatro Libero according to the quality and the coherence of the project in relation to the goals of the Festival.


The Festival will be full of workshops, meetings, exchanges and “Presente Futuro Prize”, a prize money with a recidency and the chance, for the winning company, to show the long version of the project during Presente Futuro 2020. Besides the possibility of taking part in FITT Festival in Terragona (Spain) in 2019, other awards will be assigned, such as international residencies thanks to the partnership with the festival Between The Seas (Greece) and San Materno Theatre in Ascona (Switzerland) or money prizes in order to support the artistic creation and provided by the History of Art and Theatre department of La Sapienza University of Rome and by COBAS Scuola of Palermo. Furthermore, the Anghiari Dance HUB will offer a residency and a scholarship to an under35 choreographer coming from the South of Italy.


The deadline for submissions is the 8th of March 2019 at 12.00 am. Everyone who wants to take part in the selection must send an email to: bandi [op] teatroliberopalermo [punt] it indicating in the object “PF2019 Bando” with the documents that you can find on the website of Teatro Libero (


Open Call Presente Futuro festival 2019:

Video edition PF2018

Video edition PF2017

email: segreteria [at]
19/02/2019 - 11:53

Call for art bloggers and agents


Hey there !!


A painter based in Belgium is looking for collaboration with creative souls in the art comunity. 

Are you a successful art blogger or art agent and willing to make a short term or (hopefully) extended collaboration with me?


Check out my profile here and send me a message:





email: painting [at]
13/02/2019 - 16:57
United Kingdom

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology

Calling all artists engaging with technology


The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology celebrates and promotes artists working with technology globally through its annual juried competition and exhibitions.


Now in its 8th year, The Lumen Prize has already awarded over $70,000 in prize money. Through our parent, Lumen Art Projects, we have staged over 45 exhibitions in 15 cities worldwide, including London, New York, Shanghai, St Petersburg, Beijing, Cardiff and Athens.

Our Prize Fund in 2019 is $11,000.


The 2019 Prizes are:

  • Gold Award ($4000)  
  • Moving Image ($1000)  
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • XR ($1000)
  • 3D/Interactive Award ($1000)  
  • The BCS Artificial Intelligence Award ($1000)
  • The Rapoport Award for Women in Art and Technology ($1000)
  • Photomonitor Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($500)


All longlisted artists, finalists and award winners are eligible for Lumen exhibitions, commissions and events.


There is an administration fee of US$48 to enter which covers two entries. Any additional artwork is US$24. As a not-for-profit based in the UK, all entry fees go directly towards the prizes and events programme.


Closing Date: May 3rd 2019


Questions about the prize? Visit our FAQ page or email info [op] lumenprize [punt] com

email: info [at]
12/02/2019 - 02:38
United States

Create! Magazine Call for Art: Print Magazine Feature and Gallery Exhibition

Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the May/June print issue curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio.

Selected artists will be published in our international print issue. 
In addition, select published artists will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in 2020 in Philadelphia.


Paradigm Gallery + Studio®

Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston

Paradigm Gallery + Studio® exhibits contemporary artwork from around the world with a focus on Philadelphia-based artists. Established February 2010, the gallery began as a project between co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, as a space in which to create artwork, to exhibit the work of their peers, and to invite the members of the community to create and collect in a welcoming gallery setting. To this day the gallery still aims to welcome all collectors, from first time to lifelong, and continues to support accessible work that welcomes a wide audience.

ELIGIBILITY: All international artists 18 and older, of all genders, ethnicities and from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. We accept works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. A university degree is not required to participate in our open call.  

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 3+ jpeg images, a text document with a bio and artist statement, website or social media link, email address. Please see form for further details.

SUBMISSION FEE: $30 for 3 images (non-refundable)*
(Curatorial fees support our art community and help provide additional opportunities for artists. If you are unable to pay the jury fee, we would love for you to submit to our always-free blog at blog [op] createmagazine [punt] com so that we may consider it for other opportunities.)


SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.


WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several global retail locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, Wilmington (DE), and more. 

email: info [at]
11/02/2019 - 21:49

OPEN CALL - Little Islands Festival

OPEN CALL for Artists - Little Islands Festival


“If you had to choose only one story about who you are and who we are, which story would you choose?”


L.I.F. Festival with the concept “Identity” invites creators and digital artists to submit proposals under the following categories:


Video Art (up to 10min)

Video Dance/ Video Performance. (up to 10min)

Short Documentaries (up to 20 min)

Short Films (up to 30 min)

Performance with digital aspects (up to 15 min)

Animation (up to 10min)

Visual Soundscapes (up to 10min)


-Submission deadline: 15 May 2019

- Free submission


-All foreign language moving image artworks must have English subtitles.


-Creators can send one or several proposals, filling in a separate entry form for each work.

  Artists must complete the online application found in website.


For more info visit our webpage.


For further information and/or questions, please send us an littleislandsfestival [op] gmail [punt] com (emai) at littleislandsfestival [op] gmail [punt] com.


Join us at Facebook: Little Islands Festival

email: ittleislandsfestval [at]
11/02/2019 - 20:17

Call for Video Proposals: Day With(out) Art 2019

Visual AIDS invites artists and filmmakers to submit proposals for new film/video works to be produced and distributed for Day With(out) Art 2019. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Deadline: March 15, 2019


Click here to apply


Since 1989, Visual AIDS has organized Day With(out) Art, coordinating a day of mourning and action at art museums, galleries, and non-profits across the world. Since 2015, Visual AIDS has commissioned short videos from artists and activists to be distributed and screened at over 100 venues worldwide on/around December 1, World AIDS Day.


For 2019, the 30th anniversary of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS is accepting proposals from artists and filmmakers for short film/video works responding to the ongoing epidemic. We welcome proposals from both emerging and established artists in a range of forms, including documentary, narrative, and experimental. Artists and filmmakers who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply.


Visual AIDS is particularly interested in:


  • The contemporary landscape of HIV/AIDS activism
  • Voices that have been left out of cultural histories of HIV/AIDS
  • Counter-histories and archival interventions
  • Creative re-engagements with historical AIDS activist video
  • Narratives of HIV/AIDS that take place outside of New York City
  • Considerations of the 30 year history of Day With(out) Art and Visual AIDS


Selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium to produce a short video work (5–20 minutes) to be premiered at over 100 venues worldwide on December 1, 2019, the 30th anniversary of Day With(out) Art.


Visual AIDS will premiere these new video works at marquee screenings in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles in addition to coordinating over 100 screenings at museums, universities, and arts organizations worldwide. Videos will be made available for free online viewing after December 1, 2019.


Proposals will be reviewed by a jury including Kenyon Farrow (Senior Editor at The Body), Alexandra Juhasz (Chair of the Film Department, Brooklyn College), Lucas Michael (Visual AIDS Artist+ Member and Board Member), and Lauren Zelaya (Assistant Curator, Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum).


Successful proposals will respond thoughtfully to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic and demonstrate the artist’s ability to produce a final video by September 1, 2019. Artists will be expected to independently manage the production of their work while incorporating feedback from Visual AIDS staff throughout the process.


Past Day With(out) Art projects have featured video works by Thomas Allen Harris, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Jim Hodges, Jim Hubbard, Derek Jackson/Hi Tiger, Tom Kalin, Kia LaBeija, Carol Leigh / Scarlot Harlot, Luna Luis Ortiz, Ray Navarro, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, My Barbarian, Brontez Purnell, Mark S. King, Ira Sachs, Ellen Spiro, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Julie Tolentino, Tourmaline, and James Wentzy.


To apply, please submit a 250 word written proposal for a new film/video work, an artist statement, a work sample, and a CV through this Google Form.


Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2019.

Final video deadline: September 1, 2019

email: info [at]