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

21/01/2020 - 03:21
United Kingdom

Commission for 2020 Vision: 100 years of justice

The Magistrates Association is seeking to commission 20 artists from across the UK to create artworks for their 2020 Vision: 100 Years of Justice exhibition. This exhibition is celebrating the centenary of the organisation and will travel to 4 locations: Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. After the exhibition ends, the works will be donated to the Magistrates Association and permanently displayed in their various branches across the country.


More information & details on how to apply HERE

email: opportunities [at]
21/01/2020 - 02:09
United Kingdom

Call For Artists - A5 Portfolio #36 (March 2020)

A5 magazine wants to try and shine a light on some of the amazing artists working today. We are now taking entries for the March 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 March 2020


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


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: march [at]
20/01/2020 - 14:08

ACAF 2020 - Call For Artists

ACAF (Accessible Art Fair) is back on October 15-18, 2020 for its 14th edition, at the Bozar in Brussels.

All the works are carefully selected and handpicked by a panel of experts: Simon de Pury, Lisa De Simone, Eric Shiner, and Susan Cross among the others. ACAF’s mission is to bring undiscovered art and the artists behind it into the public eye. The fair creates an intimate platform between artists and collectors enabling a unique experience to discover art through the eyes of its creators.

Artists of all media are encouraged to apply to our Call for Artists until May 25.



Application for Artists and Collectives :


Application for Sculpture and Design :

email: guillaume.acaf [at]
20/01/2020 - 13:45

STARTS Prize 2020

Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the arts


STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag.


Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts:

Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.


Submission phase ends on March 2nd, 2020


More information:


email: startsprize [at]
19/01/2020 - 05:44
South Korea

Call for Artists: CICA Experimental Film and Video 2020

CICA Museum invites experimental film makers and artists worldwide to participate in the CICA Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2020. We accept single-channel experimental films, video art, and animations.

*Electronic Devices:
We will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screen through each projector. If you would like to install more than one work or use more than two projectors/monitors, please let us know. Additional fee may apply.

*Installation & Shipping:
Our curators & assistants will install your work according to your installation guidelines.

February 7, 2020 Close Submissions
February 10-28, 2020 Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
May 27 – June 14, 2020 Exhibition Dates
***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
For more information, please visit our website:

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

email: cicamuseum [at]
17/01/2020 - 11:52

Artist Against Abuse

ARTIST AGAINST ABUSE | Call for Exhibition Proposals



Call for Entry Opens | January10, 2020

All Entries Due | May 5, 2020

Notification of Accepted Work E-mailed | May 20, 2020

Deadline for Receipt of Shipped Work |June 1, 2020

Deadline for Hand-Delivered Work | June 5, 2020

Exhibition Opens |June 12, 2020
Opening Reception |12-18 June 2020| FREE & Open to the Public
Exhibition Closes | June 18, 2020

Pick-up of Artwork |June 18

Website |




Jestem Tu presents an opportunity for artists of all types to share their work with the Nortwich community. Jestem Tu is a non-profit organization based in Poland. The goal of the foundation is to create art project conect with education which will be against abuse project. 

Against Abuse Project is a new project of the Jestem Tu foundation. Our intention is to create a multi-year project in which artists and people who deal with violence in order to educate society will unite their forces. We want artists to share their works and the point of view of the problem with us. We intend to expand the project so that the exhibition can travel from city to city, from country to another country. What we show is our priority.

Submissions may include original art in any media, art collections, curiosities, and more.



Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional, including alternative and traditional artwork. Questions about eligibility can be sent to 



Exhibition take place in The Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich between 12th and 18th June 2020. Private view will be at 12th June, date is The World Day Against Child Labour. Title of project is Against Abuse. We are looking for artist who presents faces of abuse at artworks. Choosen artworks will be show at exhibition Against Abuse and online on Against Abuse Project website. We are going to promote artist who will sent their works at project's Istagram profil.We love to develop Against Abuse Project and show the exhibition in othres cities and counties in the future. 

All exhibitors must agree to the terms of the ouer contract (available upon request).

We are looking for: Fine Arts, Illustration / Comiks, Video / Animation, Other



A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Curator to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the website using the online form (link), or if there are complications, the artist can email (information soon). 

If you send your proposal via email, application should include:

1. No more then three samples of work:

- List title, year, medium, size, and price (as applicable).

- Format images as JPEG with your name, the work in the titleand the year (i.e. marysia.gasecka.abuse.2019.jpeg)

2. Brief artist statement

3. Contact info (phone/email)



Free of charge.



The Shoe Factory Social Club. Norwich. England. (



Jestem Tu reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 



Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the mg [op] artistagainstabuse [punt] org. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of the Jestem Tu at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the Jestem Tu to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

email: mg [at]
17/01/2020 - 05:23

Call for proposals | HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures

Rookwood General Cemetery (Sydney, NSW) invites individual and group proposals for HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2020.


Awards and honorariums total value over $34,000.


Entry is free. Proposals are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists for new or existing works that relate to the exhibition’s themes.


We are looking for sculptural works that respond to the cemetery and engage with HIDDEN’s themes of history, culture, remembrance, diversity, love, mourning, spirituality, cycles of life and the passage of time. Proposals are invited from a wide range of artistic approaches, materials and forms, including kinetic elements, performance and participatory engagements. We are looking for a broad span of works ranging from celebratory, big, bright and colourful through to contemplative, personal, intimate and thought provoking.


For terms and conditions and application:

email: marketing [at]
16/01/2020 - 13:04

Join us! Equality and diversity for the Art World!

“Almost one third of solo shows in US museums go to artists represented by just
five galleries” Art Newspaper 2017


“85% of artists in major U.S. museums are white” - (Cornell University, 2018)

“Overall, 96.1% of artworks sold at auction are by male artists” - (Fabian Bocart, 2018)


Do you want to create an artworld where the importance of the artists and the value of the art works is based in their quality and not by the fame?


ODBK - Organization for the Democratization of the Visual Arts*
We have the solution, builded with your participation. Join us!


ODBK is an activist organization that aims to create a more equal, diverse and democratic art world.We want to see a bigger number of active participants in the decision making which defines the current and future art world. By decision making ODBK refers to the ability to influence the selection of artists in art spaces – public or private, known or unknown, the relevance and importance of artists and their works for the art world, cap-prices of artworks, and distribution of public funds for the arts.

email: info [at]
16/01/2020 - 10:38

ART CALL: Nebulous

OPEN CALL for Artists living in Berlin to join group exhibition “Nebulous”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 16th at 11:59PM

EXHIBITION DATE: March.27.2020- March.28.2020

The group show at Studio Baustelle will exhibit figurative art that ranges from realistic to conceptual. The theme will explore the nebulous boundaries that separate how people think about and depict the body. The work will reflect the fluid area between our outward appearance and how that can conflict or correspond with our inner psyche.

We are the product of our communities, geographies, gender, sexuality, DNA, history, experiences, trauma, feelings, otherness, sameness, and energy. 


You can find the application on our website:


email: info [at]
14/01/2020 - 22:21
United States

VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2020

Emerging Curator Program 2020

Ends on February 14, 2020

 $15.00 USD

VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2020
Application Deadline:  February 14, 2020, midnight

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2020 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.

VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in February 2020.

The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2020 Mentoring Curator.

The 2020 Mentoring Curator is Kristen Hileman.  Baltimore-based independent curator Kristen Hileman spent nearly two decades working as a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC and more recently as the Head of the Contemporary Department at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her monographic exhibitions brought new attention to important female artists Anne Truitt and Maren Hassinger, and she has realized major commissions with Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Sarah Oppenheimer, Tomás Saraceno and others. Additionally, Hileman has organized exhibitions of the works of John Baldessari, Cai Guo-Qiang, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Meleko Mokgosi, and John Waters, as well as surveys of contemporary photography and time-based media. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the Corcoran College of Art and Design and is a frequent visiting critic and lecturer at colleges and universities. Upcoming projects include a retrospective exhibition of South African-born, Baltimore-based abstract painter Jo Smail at the Baltimore Museum of Art (March 2020) and the debut solo museum exhibition for figurative painter Theresa Chromati, which also includes a major public art component, at the Delaware Contemporary Museum (June 2020).

Curatorial Collaboration:
During the yearlong program, the Curatorial team (Mentor Curator and Emerging Curator)
will focus on:
·    Developing a cohesive and compelling exhibition proposal;
·    Researching skills and standards of “best” and “current” curatorial practice;
·    Communicating with artists and lending institutions - developing contracts and loan information, collecting images and organizing artist/image information with “best practice” standards;
 ·    Conducting curatorial research and developing writing skills for catalogs and other printed and online materials using language that is clear and comprehensible for art experts and the general public;
 ·    Researching and developing a plan for incorporating technology upgrades to gallery programming through website enhancements, use of I Pads and apps, and production of video and audio materials;
 ·    Designing and implementing educational exhibition programming and outreach activities that engage artists, curators and public audience of all ages;
·     Developing budgets for executing exhibitions and exhibition programming;
·     Developing sponsorship/fundraising initiatives to support the exhibition programming;
·     Overseeing exhibition design and installation; and,
·     Developing marketing and public relations materials - press releases, website presence, social networking and print media supporting the exhibition.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program provides emerging curators with practical, hands-on experience at a community arts organization. It is designed to support diverse exhibitions presenting a broad spectrum of ideas and curatorial approaches. In addition, it enhances the VisArts exhibition experience by developing educational opportunities, public programming and opportunities for community engagement through expanded use of interactive interpretive media in its gallery program.

Applicants do not need to have a fully realized curatorial proposal. This will be developed with the support and guidance of the mentoring curator and the VisArts Gallery Department.

To apply online, create an account below and complete the form.

Applicants must supply the following:

1. Application form
2. CV
3. Evidence of past curatorial projects:
     ·    Up to 10 still images
     ·    Up to 5 minutes of Audio Tracks (We accept: URL addresses, Soundclouds, or Playable DVDs posted to VisArts.)
     ·   List of images with artist name, title, year, medium, and descriptive information
     ·    Supporting PDF documents
4. A statement that addresses the following:
     ·    What makes presenting an exhibition in a non-profit community arts center with the guidance of a mentor an ideal opportunity?
     ·    What do you consider your curatorial intentions?
     ·    How do you envision enriching the audience experience? How would you engage the community? What sorts of programming and content delivery would you like to see paired with exhibitions?
     ·    What do you hope to achieve with this exhibition and mentoring program? Why would this program be an excellent fit for you?

Application deadline: February 14, 2020
Finalists Notified: February 21, 2020
Finalist Interviews: February 24, 25, 2020
Emerging Curator Notified: February 28, 2020
Length of Program: February 2020 – January 2021 (Detailed Schedule TBD)
Emerging Curator Exhibition:  November 6, 2020 – January 5, 2021
Mentoring Curator Exhibition:  September 4 – October 25, 2020

email: smain [at]