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

14/05/2020 - 12:26

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival: Open Call for Shorts - dance films, musicals


BIDFF - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival looks towards the future and tries to envision it. This year we use utopian|dystopian impulses as an instrument for reflection and dance films as a medium. 


Within a surprising and meaningful coincidence, as we are all confronting the global pandemic, utopia|dystopia is the theme of the BIDFF in 2020. This fragile balance could generate creative or critical strategies to present or to contemplate the world and the future, as they are or as they will become. The BIDFF curatorial approach goes towards trying to decipher, shape, transform, or revolutionize these concepts. 


We invite film directors, choreographers, visual artists, animators, and musicians to submit their short films to the sixth edition of the festival, that will take place in Bucharest, between September 3 – 6.


Besides our regular international and national competition dedicated to short dance films, we keep the new competitional category for musicals, introduced last year. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a movement themed animation or if you have a short fiction film or experimental short, centered on the concept of utopia and dystopia.


BIDFF awards excellence, novelty, and courage in filmmaking, with a prize pool of 2000 euro. 




Short Film Competition

Deadlines: Early bird – May 31st

                   Regular – June 14

                   Late – July 5


We are looking for:

Short films of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years, in the genres of dance film (fiction, animation, experimental, documentary);

Short musicals of maximum 20 minutes, produced in the last 2 years;

With a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080).


We are not looking for:

Music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, films already submitted in the previous years to BIDFF, 1-minute films, commercials.


We offer:

Cash awards for Best International Film, Best Romanian Film and Best Musical;


About the application:

Deadlines for submissions are May 31st (early bird), June 14 (regular), July 5 (late); 

You can submit your application starting the 4th of May;

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1st, 2020;

Each director may submit a maximum of 2 films in the competition;

You can submit your film using the Film Freeway Platform;

Please check all the fees for submitting your film, according to each deadline before making the application.









contact [op] bidff [punt] ro


email: contact [at]
14/05/2020 - 08:20

“Abstract” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline June 30, 2020

| Theme:

Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as an idea, feeling or quality but not having a tangible existence. Some conversations can be abstract, vague and theoretical and not based on particular examples or facts. And of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without trying to realistically represent the appearance of people or things. Abstract art, like poetry, offers a fragment of a mysteriously familiar narrative without directly revealing it in a realistic way. Reveal your most ABSTRACT thoughts.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.


| Call application:

email: info [at]
13/05/2020 - 15:41

Open Call - Genius Loci Weimar

Till Sunday 14 June 2020, all interested artists are invited to submit their concept ideas for this year's competition buildings in Weimar: Marstall, Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv and Altenburg. One submission will be commissioned for each building. A budget of 15,000 euros will be made available for the artistic realisation of the work.


Besides classical video mappings, new styles and compositions are also very welcome. Possible styles and compositions include e.g. 3D animation, elements from animation,real and short film and illustrative techniques such as drawing, silhouette, stop-motion etc.


The winning concepts will be presented in the context of an evening tour through Weimar during the festival from 04 to 06 September 2020.

email: info [at]
13/05/2020 - 14:45
United Kingdom

Inner World- Call For Artists

In times where our lives seem on the edge most of us take refuge in something where they can express their inner self, and nobody does that with more passion and struggle than artists. The aim of this exhibition is simple - to express our "Inner World" to the world, to show our commitment during the greatest single challenge of our generation and to prove that we are not "less" than the generations of great artists before us. 

Everyone of us has been at a point in life where we had to endure, endure the lack of support, the lack of understanding from people around us particularly the ones close to us, criticism and the notorious line - "why don’t you get a real job?"

Yet in these times where we face deadly pandemics and challenges all around, the creators are badly affected and nobody wants to support arts because artists are not "critical workers"... Is that so?!

No it’s not! In 80 years when people will walk in a museum and see a work done in 2020, they won’t remember anything about any pandemic or struggles and rightly so, the good things always survive and transcend time.

If we visit the National Gallery in Washington and see Picasso’s Still Life from 1918 will we think about the 1918 Spanish flu? Most of us won’t, we will think how passionately they worked in those times, how great it was, how famous they’ve become.

The aim of this exhibition is simple - to express our "Inner World" to the world, to show our commitment during the greatest single challenge of our generation and to prove that we are not "less" than the generations of great artists before us.

Submission Guidelines:

To apply for Inner World exhibition simply send us 3 images of your work (3 separate works), Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words.

Eligible media but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, installation, performance, video, print.

Important Note: The artworks should not exceed 150/150 centimetres. 

The open call will be open from 11 May 2020 until 20 June 2020.

Selection of the artist will be done in 2 steps:

1. Throughout the open call we will preselect a group of artists to go in the final phase.

2. Once the open call is closed a group of 3 judges will select 15 artists that will participate in the exhibition.

To apply for for Inner World open call is free of charge, only the preselected artists will be required to pay a small fee of £15 (a PayPal invoice will follow after the confirmation) this fee will help cover the logistics, gallery space and moving the artworks around. 

Key dates.

On 22nd June the judge panel will select the 15 winners and on 23rd June we will officially announce them.

The selected 15 will be required to deliver their works on 7th July between 11 am and 6 pm at the following address: 41- 71 Commercial Road, E1 1LA - 5th floor, studio 501. 


Our chosen spot for this exhibition is in the heart of London - Aldgate Studios, 41 - 71 Commercial Road, E1 1LA. 

The exhibition will run from 10th to 17th July with a private view on 10th July - 6 to 9 pm (if social distance is still applicable we will be conducting pre-booked tours of 3 to 5 people during the whole period of the exhibition). Make sure you keep an eye on our Instagram page - we will post some of our favourites along the way.

Good luck to you all!

email: boomergallery [at]
13/05/2020 - 14:04


Jan Tarasin Art Gallery in Kalisz, Poland invites you to participate in the Attempt 4 - International Contest for Experiment in Visual Arts. 
Attempt 4 is a competition for artists, graduates of artistic universities.
Thanks to the open formula - we invite you to send works related to the need to experiment, and thus take risks, interventions or uncontrolled actions in the field of artistic practices, regardless of formal workshop.
The aim of the contest is best formulated by the following words of Jan Tarasin: "Art constantly repeats attempts" and "good artwork always stimulates."The art world is a dangerous expedition of imagination towards the immeasurable, unstable and pulsating world of which we are part. Taming the imagination with the unbalanced, changing rhythm of dramatic conflicts and monotonous repetitions is done through openness to the relativism of perceiving space, time, boundaries, scale and significance of micro-history. This also allows for attempts to convert the language of the conventional symbols into a suggestive expression of the autonomous forms and signs, to replace the static descriptions (...) with the experience of a dynamic spectacle. Relativism and risk - provoking the imagination - demand new, precise decisions, solutions and arrangements, require constant confrontation, constant intellectual effort, do not allow for a state of complacency or failure to pay attention…

The above excerpts from Jan Tarasin's essays continue to be timely. In the field of visual arts, new media, science and philosophy cause the system of challenges to become dynamic but not abandon the most important questions as well as creative, experimental creation.

We are curious to what dangerous expeditions of imagination artists will take us when they make further... “attempts.” We invite you to participate in Attempt 4 contest.

Joanna Dudek

1. Grand Prix - Prize of Mayor of Kalisz 10.000 PLN
2. Jan Tarasin Art Gallery Award 3,000 PLN and an individual exhibition.
3. BWA Tarnów Art Gallery Award 3,000 PLN and a study stay.

Payment for participation in the contest - 25 EUR

Deadline for submitting applications by email and traditional mail:
proba4 [op] tarasin [punt] pl, April 15th - May 30th, 2020

Competition rules available at:


email: a.palusinska [at]
13/05/2020 - 12:42


The 7th SIPF is seeking portfolio proposals to be showcased in various public art spaces in Singapore for our festival this year. Submit by 30 June 2020, 23.59 GMT +8.


Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is an international platform that aims to promote the arts and the appreciation of photography arts, as well as critical thought and academic discourse on photography in SEA
The theme of the upcoming 7th edition of SIPF is Departing and Arriving, which addresses the sense of identity, belonging and journey in artistic creation. The theme connects to the heart of Singapore, a nation built up of migrants over the last two centuries. As a young nation we question, search, trace and grow into being ”Singaporean” – a nationality of diverse religion, beliefs, and languages. We reflect on questions such as: “Why do we trace? What have we found? What is our connection to our ancestral or cultural roots that have shifted over generations? What have we chosen to keep or discard to be who we are?”

From a global perspective, Departing and Arriving also points to ongoing human movement, of which there may be commonalities between the experiences and encounters of different societies around the world. The theme hopes to uncover stories from communities and individuals of the past and present, of both completed and ongoing works. Apart from personal narratives, it can also touch upon the characteristics of the artistic journey – where an idea or vision is expanded to a myriad of possibilities expressed through installation, videos, drawings, and multimedia works. Ultimately, the theme is open to interpretation, and SIPF seeks diverse proposals from the international community to present in Singapore.


One Grand Prize to be won as well as an opportunity to be showcased at SIPF 2020!

Best Portfolio Prize:
USD$2,000 & Trophy
Presented by Festival Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Weekend in October 2020.


Applicants of SIPF 2020 Open Call enjoys the following discounts:
20% off Festival Pass (Regular)
10% off Portfolio Review (Regular)
10% off Festival Merchandise (October 2020 period)

email: exhibition [at]
13/05/2020 - 12:39

Collectanea Emergency Co Call for Art - We decided to take immediate action!

ollectanea - A European Art Platform dedicated to Sell and Curate Artworks COVID Action- help Artists and Galleries in the midst of the pandemic.


• Deadline: 20/05/2020 7pm GMT

• Results: 29/05/2020





Act I:

Lockdown - Special Selection - we will launch a call for art, asking for a selection of 10 maximum and 5 minimum artworks, that will be sold in the second phase on Collectanea Platform.

Act II:

Unlock - Special Co Collection - The Call for Art will result in a selection of 100 artworks that will be chosen by a panel of juries for Collectanea and sold online during 40 days


We Would Love to Work with You, Are You In?


Please send us:

• Send us 5 to 10 artworks, one per page in PDF format with prices plus Images; dimensions, description, material, date and medium.

• A small resumé/bio;

• A Statement or Concept (not mandatory)

• Email: collectaneainfo [op] gmail [punt] com

email: collectaneainfo [at]
13/05/2020 - 09:35
Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Call for Entries to “Taoyuan International Art Award” of Taiwan


Call for Entries to “Taoyuan International Art Award” of Taiwan

Online registration system opens from 1 June to 10 July 2020.


 “Taoyuan International Art Award,” organized by Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, calls for entries from 1 June to 10 July 2020. New works created by individual or group disregard nationality that have yet been exhibited nor recognized by any award at home or abroad are eligible for registration.


Open call biennially for entries of all categories in Chinese or English

With an aim to promote the experiment and innovation of contemporary art, Taoyuan International Art Award provides a platform for creation and exchanges to incubate new generation of artists, enhance international art exchanges, and cultivate art research and practices. The Award is organized biennially, with one year for entry submission from around the world and one year for exhibition, so that artists can have more time for work creation and exhibition planning. The Call for Entries is open to works of any material, category, or field. Artists can submit entry either in Chinese or in English. For artists that are selected after the preliminary review, the Organizer will cover the expenses for the basic exhibit build-up and the roundtrip tickets of coach (economy class) to and from Taiwan for foreign artists to partake in the exhibition in Taiwan. One winner for “Grand Prize” will be determined from the shortlist with a prize of NTD 500,000 and three winners for “Honorable Mention” with a prize of NTD 120,000.


Two rounds of selection with preliminary and secondary reviews; an exhibition for an international dialogue

The Taoyuan International Art Award employs a 2-round selection. The first round is an online selection. Artists selected in the Preliminary Review will build up their exhibits and participate in the exhibition in Taiwan. The second round involves on-site review by the jury, followed by an interview in person with the participating artists. The selected entries will be exhibited on the first floor of Taoyuan Arts Center in March and April 2021.


Art workers are cordially invited to enter the competition. Art lovers diverse in cultural backgrounds or ages are welcome to the exhibition for an international dialogue. The Call for Entries starts from 1 June to 10 July 2020. Kindly visit the official website of “Taoyuan International Art Award” ( for more details.

email: tiaa.tmofatw [at]
13/05/2020 - 06:09
South Korea

Call for Artists: Contemporary Landscape 2020


CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the international exhibition “Contemporary Landscape 2020.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art.


*Deadline: June 1, 2020


-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting & Installation Art



-Photography & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10×10 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in different 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: December 9 – 27, 2020


***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:


We look forward to the participation of creative artists. 

email: cicamuseum [at]
12/05/2020 - 18:20

International exhibition Art Resilience (exhibition online)

 We are pleased to announce  the launch of the 6th International Art Resilience Exhibition organized by Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou (art museum), Saint-Frajou, France. The Exhibition will take place from August 8 to September 8, 2020.  Online exhibition. 
Online registration on the website :
Deadline for submission July 15, 2020
4 Prizes will be awarded by the jury
1 ° Price 200 euros
2 ° Price 150 euros
Jury Prize (medal)
Museum Award (medal)
 Participation fee
60 euros for two works, 40 euros for a work


email: museepeinturesf [at]