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

08/10/2020 - 16:48
United Kingdom

Open Call for Best Creative Programming: Creative Green Awards 2020

Inaugurated in 2017, the Creative Green Awards recognises and honours the achievements of the creative community taking action on climate change. Since then, it has become one of the highest levels of recognition for climate action in the creative industry. The Creative Green Awards are presented by Julie’s Bicycle, a London based charity that supports environmental action in the creative community.

This year, we’re excited to introduce 2 new categories that are open to public nominations among international applicants, and free to enter. Winners of the two public awards will receive the value of a day’s personalised programme of support, negotiated according to needs, and delivered from across Julie's Bicycle’s expert team of consultants. These are the Best Creative Programming Award and the Best Campaign Award.

Best Creative Programming Award
This award recognises the Best Creative Programming that has inspired people to think about climate and environmental issues in a new and creative way.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Programme must have commenced and taken place at some point between 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020, though the start and end dates may stretch beyond this timeframe.
  • The Creative Programme needs to have been open to the public and focused around creatively encouraging environmental action.
  • The Best Creative Programming Award applications will be marked on the following criteria by our panel of judges: how effective, impactful, innovative, creative and powerful the programme was (see application form for further details)


Deadline for submissions: Friday 30th October, 2020 at 12pm BST


Find the application form and more information on our website here


At Julie’s Bicycle we recognise that the imbalances existing within the climate movement mirror environmental inequalities overall. Therefore, we particularly welcome submissions from individuals or organisations from one or more of the following groups: Black, Asian or minority ethnic, refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+. If you have any questions regarding access requirements, please contact info [op] juliesbicycle [punt] com or 0208 746 0400. 

Please note, due to the expected volume of applications we will be unable to give personalised feedback until applicants reach the shortlisting stage

email: info [at]
08/10/2020 - 12:21

ArtConnect x Modulor Open Call | Material Hybrids



Show us projects that combine different materials in unique and interesting ways. Win a total of 250 euros in prizes from Modulor to choose from their huge selection of professional art supplies and get featured in ArtConnect’s Magazine as well as Modulor’s own magazine for creatives.


How do materials inspire you and enter into your artistic process? What combinations of materials excite you? Show us projects that you think combine materials in fascinating ways.


This open call is created especially with the new school year in mind and is open to students registered at art schools in Europe. Projects may be either digital or analog as long as they incorporate and highlight at least two materials in combination or juxtaposition.


We want to make it possible for you to take some risks and experiment with new materials and that’s why we developed this open call together with Modulor.




  • 1 x First prize winner will receive:
  • 1 x 150 euro voucher redeemable at Modulor’s online store
  • 2 x Runners-up will receive:
  • 1 x 50 euro voucher redeemable at Modulor’s online store
  • All three projects will be:
  • Featured in ArtConnect Magazine
  • Featured in Modulor’s Online Magazine
  • Have their work shared on both Modulor and ArtConnect’s social media to an audience of art lovers, professionals, and collectors



*Currently enrolled as a student in a fine art program in Europe
*An up-to-date ArtConnect artist profile
*Publish the work as a Project on ArtConnect with max. 10 images or one audiovisual sample (max duration 5 min.)
*Describe how this project is related to the theme of material hybrids.




Visit ArtConnect for details and to apply. 


Deadline: November 1, 2020 at 23:59 CET

email: justin [at]
08/10/2020 - 11:17


It’s been 3 years since we started to do pop up exhibitions in London and almost a year since we’ve opened the doors of our permanent gallery space in Aldgate. 


With support from artists and audience from all around the globe we have decided to make the next logical step into our ongoing ascendence in the international art scene, “SOLO SHOWS”.



Who can apply?


Artists of any age, from any country working in any medium. 


Is there a submission fee?


Yes there is a £9 non- refundable submission fee. 


How many solo shows will be? 


There will be 4 solo shows, a week each. 


In what period of the year will the shows be hosted? 


29 January to 05 February 2021 with an opening event on Friday 29 January 6 to 9 pm. 
05- 12 February 2021 with an opening event on Friday 05 February 6 to 9 pm. 
12- 19 February 2021 with an opening event on 12 February 6 to 9 pm. 
19- 26 February with an opening event on 19 February 6 to 9 pm. 


Who will cover the shipments costs? 


Each of the 4 winners will get a £350  budget from us to help with their shipping expenses. 


Who will cover the events cost? 


The events costs will be covered integrally by our gallery.  


Is there a commission for the artworks sold on the events? 


Yes! We take a 15% commission on each sale. 


What happens if another lockdown is coming? 


If that happens we will simply change the dates in accordance with the government guidelines. 


Who will select the 4 winning artists? 


A jury composed of 3 London based contemporary art professionals. 


Cosmin Constantin | London based artist and director of Boomer Gallery. 


Tabish Khan | Art critic specialised in London's art scene. 


Carolina Pastore | Independent curator. 



What is the selection process? 


All the submissions will be reviewed and from the total number of submissions the jury will preselect approximately 30 artists that will also be shortlisted on our website. 


After the preselection the 30 preselected artists will be contacted individually by our gallery and will be asked to send additional work (another 2 or 3 works that will help the jury in making the final decision). 


Finally- the jury will select the 4 winners. 


Important dates! 


the open call will run from 05 October until 16 November. 
the jury will preselect the 30 artists on 23 November when we will also add them on our website. 
On 30 November the jury will meet and select the 4 winners of the competition. 
the final results will be available on our website on 01 December. 



How can I make a submission? 


Click here >> << and fill the application form. 




We don’t contact each artist individually in regards with the open call results so please make sure you check our insta and web pages on 01 December 2020. 







If you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us at email [op] boomergallery [punt] net.



Good luck to you all!


email: email [at]
06/10/2020 - 20:16


Art Mums United is excited to announce an international open call for our online exhibit!

"When You Fall Asleep" is an exhibit that celebrates motherhood and women creatives whose work practices turned upside down when becoming parents. It is a reminder of the strength, determination, patience and love all these women share with the world through their art.


Curated by Heather Kirtland


Heather Kirtland, an artist, received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  Heather currently teaches encaustic workshops and is focused on her own studio practice. She was awarded The Maryland State Arts Council Grant and was a resident artist at The Holt Center.  Most recently she works with West Elm as one of their Local Artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, abroad in Italy and Wales, and has appeared in Modern Rustic magazine and Country Living UK. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Montessori school have commissioned her work, as well as many private collectors. Heather recently moved from Baltimore to a more rural part of Maryland where she lives with her husband and two children and their dog.  When she is not painting she loves to read, run and encourage other mothers to find a creative outlet through a project she co-founded with Marissa Huber; Carve Out Time for Art. 



25 October 2020



Submissions are open for art mums.

For this particular exhibit, we are looking for visual artists - photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, installation artists etc. from all around the world.

No art education necessary.


Submission fee:

EUR 20

email: artmumsunited [at]
06/10/2020 - 17:47



Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. May 2021


Language is a code, “a system of conventional symbols” that we use to communicate a message, an intention, a will, a wish, a desire, but also to share thoughts, ideas and to exchange opinions.

Language is variable, flexible possibly based on precise rules. It can be understood, misunderstood or it can cause barriers. It can be spoken, written, painted, reproduced, fragmented, or even destroyed.

This call would like to gather digital artworks, pictures and videos that are able to represent the multifaceted world of languages, their features and contradictions.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th February 2021

email: info [at]
06/10/2020 - 12:01

Call for Submissions - Artists and Writers

Theme: Contemporary Questions Colonial

Closing Date: 6th November 5pm BST

This open call invites anyone with colonial resonance to question the existing paradigm of visual control. Question what you see and most importantly, question what you don't see. 

Contemporary Questions Colonial attempts to decolonise the existing image regime through interventions in the form of visual and written mediums. How can contemporary reclaim colonial? 

Submissions can be made in the form of: 

·       Visual Arts (All disciplines, including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Film, Visual Communication, Costume etc.)

·       Theoretical Texts (500 words max)

·       Experiential Narratives (500 words max)

·       Reviews (500 words max)

Artworks should be sent as jpgs attached in an email including:

·       Artist Name

·       Medium

·       Year

·       100 word description

Writing material should include: 

·       Writers name and Title of the work

·       Relevant citations 

​Submissions should be made to: contemporaryquestionscolonial [op] gmail [punt] com 

Subject Line: FirstName_LastName_Writing/VisualArts

You can make more than one submission. 

Selected Artists and Writers will be notified by 13th November. 

Results of this open call will be shown in an online exhibition and an online publication.

The platform will also host a digital speakeasy with exhibiting artists, a panel of external artists and members of the public. The details of these will be disclosed at a later date. 


email: contemporaryquestionscolonial [at]
05/10/2020 - 22:51
United States

1000 Kites

Open call dates: Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2020


1000 Kites seeks artists to submit a kite as an art object to participate in an outdoor activation taking place in Miami Beach, December 3-6, 2020. Artists are invited to make their own kites and encouraged to experiment and play with the boundaries and significance of this unique object as an art form. 


About the Project: Historically, kites have been used for warfare, some even say that kites may have been used in the construction of pyramids, and in recent times they are being used for fishing and surfing. Though we normally think of kites as playful objects for our entertainment, consider alternative uses that could elevate our consciousness, raise awareness and shift perceptions. As a collective action 1000 Kites aims to provide an opportunity to spark dialogue and gain perspective on the intersecting crises affecting humanity and reflect on past, present, and future. 


About the Event: 

Location: Miami Beach, FL 

When: Dec 3-6, 2020


1000 Kites is a COVID-19 conscious public art exhibition. All precautions will be made to maintain social distancing. 


About your submissions and kite-making: No experience in kite making is required. Don’t feel discouraged if your kite doesn’t fly, it can still be shown in this first iteration and/or our upcoming second iteration in March 2021 in Mexico (details will follow) DIY information and other links for inspiration will be posted in our website and instagram.  


Eligibility: All artists around the world are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the online submission form. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Each kite submission is $25.00 USD.


Artwork Requirements:

Natural materials like paper, string and wood are encouraged

Artwork must have been created within the last five years

All submitted work must be original

Work must be available for exhibition dates

Open to all dimensions

Video work: Accepted artists will provide a video of themselves and their kites in their point of origin. Maximum length of video: 3 minutes (please share MOV or MP4 file) to [email protected]. Video should include a comment on the artist's thoughts of kite building, the project, kite as a messenger of solidarity or peace, unity or protest, and thoughts or reflections on humanity today.

Prior to shipping, when work is completed, send 3 images and label as follows: Lastname_Firstname_ work 1; Lastname_Firstname_work 2, etc. -Email to 1000kites [op] gmail [punt] com, along with downloadable video.

Artists must also submit a 300 word artist statement, 150 bio and resume/cv. Files must be in pdf format.

Submissions without payment of entry fee will not be considered.

Submission Application Process:

Fill out and submit materials using attached form 

Submission fee: $25.00 per kite

All submissions fees must be processed through our fundraiser page (currently under development and to be announced on our Instagram and our website soon)

Once submission fee is finalized, please send email to 1000kites [op] gmail [punt] com with your name and a receipt or proof of payment


Note: Artists are responsible for shipping their own works. Artists are encouraged to come to Miami and fly their kites! Chosen works will be included in our ongoing catalogue, exhibition, and future publication. 


EMAIL: 1000kites [op] gmail [punt] com

Instagram: @1000_kites 

Open Call link:



email: 1000kites [at]
04/10/2020 - 21:15

Backslash Lit: Call for Electronic Art & Writing

Backslash Lit is an online literary magazine seeking to publish electronic literature: art and writing that use digital and electronic mediums as an art form. We seek to challenge the line between STEM and art and publish what cannot be traditionally printed on paper. This magazine is for the interdisciplinary and antidisciplinary, for the experimental and unconventional, for all that calls into question what art and literature really mean.


We are looking for pieces that use digital and electronic mediums as a vessel for creativity, including but not limited to source code poetry, hypertext poetry, interactive fiction, ASCII art, and generative art. We welcome pieces that step out of the box and don't fit into one particular category. To get a feel of what we seek, please take a look at previous issues.


We encourage anyone to submit, even if you are new to electronic literature or do not have experience in programming or creative writing.


Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, and re-prints of previously published work are accepted. Please let us know if your work has been submitted or published elsewhere in your submission form and contact us as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere. We would be more than willing to publish your work if we have permission to do so.


Authors retain all rights to their work after publication.

email: backslashlitmag [at]
03/10/2020 - 20:45

Call for International Artists '雲唱團/CloudChoir for our Beloved'

  • CloudChoir is looking for international artists who support democracy and freedom in Asian countries. If you can read and speak one of the Asian languages, and if you want to participate in the online choir movement, please register through the link below. We will sing together, act together, and support together!



雲唱團/CloudChoir for our Beloved is an online movement/performance in which artists of various ethnic backgrounds sing the song 'March for our Beloved(님을 위한 행진곡)' together in their own languages, which has become a symbol of the Asian freedom struggle. Composed in 1982 to commemorate the May 18 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, this song was duplicated onto cassette tapes and spread not only to overall Korea, but also to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cambodia, China, and Indonesia throughout the 80s and 90s. In this process, the original lyric was edited and sung according to situations of each country's times, such as the labor movement, forced eviction, and migrant workers. In this project, artists who believe in and support the values of freedom and human rights in Asian countries sing the song, record their actions, and finally release a mixtape. This project allows Asian artists who continue to struggle in a rapidly changing era to promote solidarity regardless of language barriers and physical distances.




email: janehwangjane [at]
03/10/2020 - 16:58
United Kingdom

1001 Lies You Should Say Before You Die

What is the truth?
What is the lie?
Are you telling me the truth? Are you lying?

Can I create my own reality through the lies?

This project is an invitation to people around the world who’d like to share their lies.

Lying seems the easiest way to save the moment that we suffer in. However, finding the best lie to say is not easy. With dozens of lie we live, we pick only one of them for salvation.

Share your lie. What did you say? No one wonders the truth.
As we want to read the book of travel before we go for a vacation, we need a creative lie guide for better life experience. Submissions to be published as a guide book.
Share your best lie in order to create a best lies book.

Include your best lie as an ONLY ONE SENTENCE, email to projectthelie [op] gmail [punt] com , submissions to be published with no name/name tag.

IG: @project_thelie

Best Luck!

email: nnazliates [at]