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

03/12/2019 - 02:51
United States

Neoteric Abstract VIII

NEOTERIC ABSTRACT VIII This call is for a thematic exhibition dedicated to abstract art. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, April 2 - May 25, 2020 and is open to all forms of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. The entry deadline is January 31, 2020.
The entry form is online at:

email: slowart [at]
02/12/2019 - 16:19
United Kingdom

Open Call - Experimental Video Artists Required



What comes to mind when you picture the future? Are you looking towards an idealistic future or is it bleak and fractured? Will we still be defined by gender, ethnicity and class? Do you think human evolution will come to a standstill? Will humanity remain earthbound?


Abstract and unwritten, these are just some of the questions which come to mind when considering the future. Trying to picture it is an attempt at deciphering the unknown, often guided by perceptions of time and interpretations of the past.


We are looking for a range of VFX and Video artists to answer the question on their own terms, and present it through their art. Each video will be shown alongside music from up and coming DJs at a video art rave (London, UK) set to take place in the new year, therefore must be silent. Applicants must send either their video or proposal of a video to magicsouth4 [op] gmail [punt] com with a brief explanation of the work alongside who they are by the end of December. Likewise for any further questions regarding the event and blurb please don’t hesitate to email.

email: magicsouth4 [at]
02/12/2019 - 07:01

fringee • the younger one

“fringee – the younger one” is looking for local and international artists for its first edition. Organized by Istanbul Fringe and Istanbul Drama Sanat Akademisi, “fringee – the younger one” is an international performing arts festival for preteen and teenagers. Applications are open to artists working in disciplines such as theater, dance, performance, circus, clown, puppetry and pantomime. When: 10, 11, 12 April 20 Where: Istanbul Deadline: 31 December 2019 As a new family member of Istanbul Fringe, “fringee – the younger one” would like to build a new art platform where preteen and teenagers can have the opportunity to explore an inspiring performing arts world. This new festival aims to stimulate creativity, emotional intelligence, aesthetic potentials without imposing adult codes. Requirements: • Creating inspiring art works for children between 9-15 years old in the disciplines of theater, dance, performance, circus, clown, puppetry and pantomime, • Fulfilling the online application form, • Sending the application fee (25 Euros), • Invited artists will be expected to take part in side events such as workshops, talks, etc. What we offer: • 3-night accommodation in volunteer houses during the festival, • One meal on the day of your performance, • Public transportation on the day of your performance, • Venue, technical support and promotion, • 50% of the box-office, • Free access to all the events in the festival (requires reservation). We can’t offer you a round trip ticket between your hometown and Istanbul in our first edition, but we would be happy to help you contact the embassy of your country in Istanbul for finding opportunities.

email: info [at]
01/12/2019 - 10:50
Russian Federation

IV International Bad Video Art Festival OPEN CALL


We are looking for videos which are at the intersection of bad art, bad painting and bad cinema. We propose to study extreme forms of video art and single out certain video art works as bad videos or "B-videos". Join us if you are interested in the issues of quality and boundaries of art, or just love video art.  


We haven't had enough. We want more: 


technically poor (low resolution, over-/underexposed, unstabilized, wrong focus, poor sound or no sound at all, bad editing, wrong color correction) videos;

videos filmed without any purpose or concept, except the idea of making a bad video;

worthless videos of no special interest;

camp, trash, b-videos. 


General Conditions:

open to all video artists over the World;

maximum 3 works per artist;

deadline 31 December 2019;

FREE submission;

if your video has a language dialog other than English or Russian, use English subs;

maximum duration 10 minutes (if your video is longer, but you are absolutely sure that it is really bad, please, write us);

we don't accept stock videos, films made by children, family home videos, erotica, porn, films that include any forms of violence.


email: badvideoart [at]
30/11/2019 - 13:20

HOME│Call for Photographers and Digital Visual Designers

HOME Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome city. July 2020

This call intends to collect works that address the theme of "home", from its symbolic and conceptual conception to the exposition of an experience. "Home" as a concept linked to a safe and familiar environment, a refuge for our person, a social clothing that contains the warmth and energy of those who live there (q. M. McLuhan), or again, an environment that reflects our being in the world and the fluid changes of life, but also a place where we often find traces of the past, where emotional involvement is implicit in the experience we have in it. A. Muratore


Submissions at

Deadline 7th April 2020

email: info [at]
29/11/2019 - 00:41
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 43 (February 2020)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the February edition of Average Art Magazine.

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: 22nd January 2020

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: february [at]
28/11/2019 - 18:38
United Kingdom

OPEN CALL for [SHIFT:ibpcpa] 2020 Biennale

[SHIFT:ibpcpa] is currently looking for proposals from fine art performance artists using participation and collaboration in their practice.


SHIFT: The International Biennale of Performance, Collaborative and Participatory Arts aka [SHIFT:ibpcpa] is a non-profit art initiative with a specific focus on performance, collaborative and participatory art practices.

[SHIFT:ibpcpa] provides an opportunity for fine art-based performance artists to enhance their practice, theoretical and critical approach, within the current and future context of performance art. For this reason, [SHIFT:ibpcpa] specifically focuses on the untapped potential of performance, collaborative and participatory art.

The biennale lasts from June 2020 until August 2020 and is networked. Meaning work can exist within the digital and/or physical domains where necessary… where networked and nomadic projects traverse the hypothetical space and physical place. Submitted projects must include performance art that contains either collaborative or participatory elements.

Open to students and professional artists. We are interested in the intersection between levels of professionality.

Apply via [SHIFT:ibpcpa] website.

For details about the 2020 theme, please visit the [SHIFT:ibpcpa] website and follow us on Instagram @shift_ibpcpa


email: contact [at]
27/11/2019 - 17:19

The Visual Art Open Prize Award 2020

The VAO art competition is a not for profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike.


All artists both UK & International are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, with a prize value of £5,000. Finalists will also be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair 2020.


There are 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).


Cost - £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.


The overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, plus stand space at Chester Art Fair 2021.


£250.00 will be awarded for category winners.


No age restrictions - all welcome to apply.


Apply online at


Phase 1 of applications close on the 10th December 2019 at midnight.

email: info [at]
27/11/2019 - 10:11

Puchi Award 2020 - Book projects of any kind

The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, picture books, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. We’re looking for one-of-a-kind book, or even a whole new kind of book.


Prize: 8.000 € + book publication  


International call, open to all artists


Read full guidelines in the website


Deadline: 23 January 2020

email: puchi [at]
27/11/2019 - 01:01
United Kingdom

Call For Artists - A5 Portfolio #34 (January 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 January 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 January 2020


Entries can be emailed to us at january [op] afive [punt] co [punt] uk


Instagram: @a5zine

Twitter: @a5zine


email: january [at]