Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

10/01/2021 - 22:12
United States

Collage Artists of America (CAA) “Parallel Dimensions–An Open Virtual On-Line Exhibition”

Show opening Feb. 1 - 28th.  The juror is John Greco, print extraordinaire (Josephine Press/Santa Monica) with a total of $1000 in Awards. Submissions through


Deadline Jan. 17, 2021


The Juror of Selection and Awards is American printmaker John Greco, who is recognized for his contributions of creating a space for innovative thinkers at his studio, Josephine Press in Santa Monica, California. While exhibiting in galleries all over the world, he has collaborated with artists such as Raymond Pettibon and John Cage. Early in his career, his ambidextrous approach to drawing and painting unlocked his favored realm of spontaneity. His work revolves around understanding the unconscious human mind and challenges himself to create work that represents, “a mediated moment between time and space.”


Cash awards are $400 for First, $250 for Second, $150 for Third, and two honorary awards of $100 each. 


CAA is a non-profit public benefit corporation founded in 1988 by nine women artists.  It celebrates the art of collage, both analog and digital, has over 150 members nationwide and boasts over 8,000 members on Facebook.


For more information, including eligibility, qualifying entries, and submission requirements view their Prospectus and enter the show here.


There are entry fees: CAA members, $25 for one and $5 each for up to three additional entries (four entries maximum). Non-CAA members, $35 for one and $5 each for up to three additional entries (four entries maximum).


To learn more about the Collage Artists of America, visit their website or Facebook page. 

email: lrechner [at]
09/01/2021 - 08:58

BOUNDARIES: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Archives at NCBS Gallery Exhibition

Boundaries | Archives exhibition | Call for proposals

Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) | archives [op] ncbs [punt] res [punt] in




BOUNDARIES: Archives at NCBS Gallery Exhibition
Submission deadline: Feb 18 2021


The Archives at NCBS is thrilled to announce a public call for proposals to develop ‘Boundaries,’ the working title for the third exhibition in the Archives gallery space. 


The theme for the third exhibition is ‘Boundaries’. The applicant is at full liberty to explore ways of approaching this theme. The past year has given us an opportunity to reflect on the idea of boundaries and how they shape behaviour and identity. While our cues for this theme came from this past year, proposals do not have to align with any of them. 
• Boundaries as lines between human landscape and wilderness, and the ensuing crossovers.
• Boundary as policy: Organisms, geopolitical boundaries and travel bubbles, and the historical connections between surveillance, passports, and health.
• Boundaries as caution, from quarantines and isolation protocols, to strings as entry barricades at grocery stores.
• Boundaries of trust between the citizen and the state, from passes for crossing state borders to proofs provided by migrant labour.
• Movement of organisms from the outside and past human body membranes. 
• Boundaries and social hierarchies: Socio-economic and class structures. Stigma and identity at the edge of science and health. 
• Vanishing and surfacing boundaries, from collective scientific efforts to individual adaptations.
• The lines between truth, perception and misinformation.
A team is likely to have some combination of curators, space designers, graphic artists, and/or researchers, writers and storytellers. Proposals for the exhibition should address the theme, Boundaries. They should show the narrative intent and some intersections of history, design, culture and science. They should illustrate potential use of contemporary or archival records and original material created for the exhibition, including at least one archival object from the Archives at NCBS. 
Strong proposals would show the narrative intent around the theme, Boundaries, and some intersections of history, design, culture and science. They would illustrate potential use of contemporary or archival records and original material created for the exhibition, including at least one archival object from the Archives at NCBS. The exhibition will be in the Archives Gallery space. Some exhibition components should be accessible remotely. Proposals are evaluated for attention to curation, storytelling and design.

Feb 18 2021: Proposal submission deadline
Mar 12 2021 (on or before): Confirmation of winning applicant
Mar 15 – Jun 30 2021: Exhibition concept, design and installation
Jul 1 2021 – Jan 31 2022: Exhibition is live.

Full details at

email: archives [at]
08/01/2021 - 18:15
United States

PAINT 2021 Call for Entry

PAINT 2021 will be an exhibition of international artists who employ paint as an integral part of their work. Vitality, diversity, skillful execution, experimentation, and new directions will be its distinguishing elements.


JUROR/CURATOR: Michelle Y. Loh, a New York based art advisor, gallery director, and curator. In 2017, Loh established Boers-Li Gallery, New York space on East 81st Street. She managed the gallery and represented Boers-Li NY at international art fairs including Frieze New York Frieze Masters London, Art Basel Miami, Art Basel Hong Kong, and FIAC in Paris.


BENEFITS: exposure on the global platform Artnet, Silvermine website and relevant social media. Accepted artists will be eligible for membership and representation on Artnet.

Awards: $1,000 Grand Prize awards an artist a solo exhibition with Silvermine Galleries, a virtual critque with Curator, Michelle Y. Loh and a 1 year Guild membership with representation on the global platform Artnet. The Juror has additional awards to give at their discretion.

*To be considered for the Grand Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works.*


Eligibility: Open to all artists internationally, 18 years of age and older. Original artwork in any media

will be considered. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2018.


Important Dates:

Entry Deadline: Thursday, March 11

Notification of Finalists: Tuesday, March 30. Email and Web posting

Finalists work received by: Sunday, April 25, 3pm

Exhibit closes: Wednesday, June 30

Artwork pickup: Friday, July 2 – Saturday, July 3

Return Artwork will be shipped by: Wednesday, July 7


email: gallery [at]
08/01/2021 - 16:36

$550.00 Innovate Grants — Call for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We've simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply:
Visual Artists and Photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit. Apply today at

Explore the work of past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at

Yannick Lowery
Philadelphia, PA Fall Grant Recipient – Art

Giulia Parlato
Palermo, Italy Fall Grant Recipient – Photography

Bianca Barandun
London + Zurich Summer Grant Recipient – Art

Torrance Hall
Baltimore, MD Summer Grant Recipient – Photography

Kylie Lockwood
Detroit, MI Spring Grant Recipient – Art

Lindsey Kennedy
Santa Fe, NM Spring Grant Recipient – Photography

Lynnea Holland Weiss
Cleveland, OH Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Dylan Hausthor
New Haven, CT Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Christine Atkinson
Los Angeles, CA Fall Grant Recipient – Art

Brendon Kahn
Dallas, TX Fall Grant Recipient – Photography

Joe Hedges
Pullman, WA Summer Grant Recipient – Art

Leafy Yeh
Los Angeles, CA Summer Grant Recipient – Photography

Margaret Jacobs
Enfield, NH Spring Grant Recipient – Art

Ceaphas Stubbs
Newark, NJ Spring Grant Recipient – Photography

Taylor O. Thomas
Tampa, FL Winter Grant Recipient – Art

Shane Lavalette
Syracuse, NY Winter Grant Recipient – Photography

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: March 18, 2021
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

Apply Online Today

email: email [at]
08/01/2021 - 05:28
United Kingdom

Working Artist Open Call (Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Working Artist is an independent, printed art magazine created by creatives for creatives. Our aim is to make a statement and support other artists by presenting their artworks. We accept submissions by professionals and amateurs, of all ages and from all locations. Artists may submit every type of work that can be used in a printed media, we also accept pictures of visual works.

To submit work to our magazine email art [op] workingartist [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)

The deadline for the current call for entries is 31 January 2021

email: art [at]
07/01/2021 - 05:20
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (February 2021)

Art Hole is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.


ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.


DEADLINE: 25 January 2021 




Submit images by email (high quality images)


A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)


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


Free to enter.


email: february [at]
06/01/2021 - 22:27

Call to Artists: World Collage Day 2021

Submit a Cut-Out Page to the Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, Kolaj Magazine will issue a Special Edition of the magazine that features Cut-Out Pages and articles about the collage community. A Cut-Out Page is a selection of fragments that one can use to make a collage. The feature reflects artists’ styles and approaches to collage making and shows how artists select and organize fragments. People use the Cut-Out Pages to make collage. For instructions on how to make and submit a Cut-Out Page, visit the Call to Artists. The deadline is January 31, 2021 to be considered for the World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition.


Apply to become the World Collage Day Poster Artist

Each year, Kolaj Magazine works with a collage artist to make a poster and other marketing collateral for the annual event. This year, we want to hear from artists who are interested in being considered. The 2021 World Collage Day Poster Artist will receive a $500 stipend and work with Kolaj staff to develop a series of elements and backgrounds that will be adapted to various marketing collateral. The work will be completed by the end of February. To apply, send an email to info [op] kolajmagazine [punt] com with 1) the link to your listing in the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory; 2) a sentence or two about the themes or concepts that you’d like to work with; 3) any experience you have working with marketing teams. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021.

email: coordinator [at]
06/01/2021 - 11:41

Call for Fashion Designers / Startups

Call for Fashion Designers / Startups

LYD Studio
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

LYD Studio is a new concept in which physical stores are combined with an interactive online platform. LYD Studio offers exclusive products in a diverse field of music, art, fashion and lifestyle. LYD Studio focuses on “wannahaves” which are part of the lifestyle of generation Y and Z. Just like the variability and elusiveness within these generations, the products of LYD Studio are also constantly evolving.

For one of our first physical stores, we're looking for upcoming fashion designers/startups to sell their clothing on consignment basis. Preferably fashion labels with a clear concept. Unisex clothing is highly encouraged, though not mandatory. We'll select and schedule collaborations throughout the year, with a duration of approximately 1 to 2 months for each collection. Unsold pieces will be shipped back.

-The person submitting has to be the owner of the fashion label
-Only designs made after January 2020
-Able to ship to The Netherlands

Designers/label owners from every country around the world are eligible to submit their work. Applications must be entered online, through the submission form.

Submission fee:
No submission fee.

Submission Form:

Selected entries will be notified within a week.

Contact: danny [op] lyd [punt] studio

email: danny [at]
06/01/2021 - 03:23
South Korea

Call for Artists: CICA Young Korean Artists Solo Show Series Fall 2021

CICA Museum invites Korean artists worldwide and international artists based in Korea to participate in the Young Korean Artists Show Series Fall 2021 and the publication. Each selected artist will have a solo exhibition for a week in the gallery space (around 44m2) at the CICA Museum. The artists will be also featured in the the e-book, “CICA Art Now 2022,” which will be available via Amazon. The printed version will be available by order.


*The categories include:
– Painting
– Photography
– Sculpture and Installation Art
– Performance
– Video & New Media Art


January 22, 2021: Close submissions
January 25-February 10, 2021: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
Between June and December 2021: Young Korean Artists Show Series
August 1, 2022: Expected publication date of “CICA Art Now 2022″


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
06/01/2021 - 03:22
South Korea

Call for Online/Social Media Projects: Connect Project in Art Teleported


CICA Museum invites creative writers, scholars, and artists worldwide to participate in “Connect Project” in “Art Teleported Korea 2021,” the Art Show and Conference for Nomadic Artists. QR codes (or links) of artists/researchers’ art projects on their websites or social media will be featured in “Connect Project” as part of Art Teleported 2021 exhibition.


Art Teleported 2021 exhibition will be held on January 20-24, 2021 at the CICA Museum and online. Due to the uncertain global situation, the conference will be held online on January 23-24, 2021. Through Project Art Teleported, we aim to create a global network among nomadic artists, designers, audiences, and communities and promote understanding and appreciation of each other, so they can make, share, appreciate, and live in art in any region and culture.


*Art Teleported Website:


*Submission deadline: January 15, 2021. 

email: cicamuseum [at]