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

02/12/2018 - 17:13

Venicelands Art Prize

Applications are now open for the first edition of the Venicelands Art Prize


VeniceLands ArtPrize is an International Contemporary Art Prize with related Exhibition held annually in the Province of Treviso.  The first edition will be held in May 2019


The Exposition is diffused over the territory of Treviso, in several venues, and a map will help the public and the artists travel the circuit discovering not only the proposed Art Operas, but also the beauty of the territory and its products. A jury of experts will awards the first prizes to the artists, one per section, and a jury formed by the public will award a special prize to the selected artist.


Deadline: March 7th, 2019


Link to the entry form


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email: arte [at]
01/12/2018 - 22:31

Apply Now | Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Oakland

Deadline to apply is Monday, December 10, 11:59 PM PST.


The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the second year of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Oakland, presented in collaboration with Oakland local partners through the support of the Ford Foundation. 


The program’s goal is to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience and provide resources through entrepreneurial training, access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations. Conducted in an inclusive, safe space, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure for their work while upholding their distinct cultural identities.


The program combines two of NYFA’s professional development programs: the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, which provides access to artist mentors and arts professionals via panels and workshops, and the Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp, which provides artists with the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Featured topics include strategic planning, finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material will be drawn from NYFA’s newly-revised popular textbook The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018).

In collaboration with Oakland-based partners, the program will offer two weekend entrepreneurial boot camps, one-on-one mentoring, an informal gathering between weekend sessions, and an individual consultation with an arts professional.



email: learning [at]
30/11/2018 - 19:07
United States

Portfolio Prize 2018

Grand Prize winners receive a 36x36 inch (91.4cmx91.4cm) square on our wall at Superfine! DC 2019! Washington, DCs best fine arts fair.


Specto will help you decide what to put in the square, how you want to present, and how to pitch yourself to new audiences.


Grand Prize winners also receive a limited edition print run of their work, which specto will print and package at no cost to you, for sale during the fair.


Artists are welcome to attend Superfine! DC 2019, artists who wish to attend will be assigned booth hours during which they will be a representative of their work, and Specto, for whatever period of time they would like to attend.


Honorable Mention Winners - four artists are juried into a collection of prints which will be available in our booth in a print rack. Specto will print and mat this prints at no extra charge to artists. These limited edition prints will be available for buyers to peruse.


Three (3) artists are awarded with free entry to our next annual portfolio prize application.

email: spectoartspace [at]
30/11/2018 - 18:56

URBAN LIGHTS Call for exhibition

URBAN LIGHTS Call for Exhibition


Call for Exhibition │Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. June 2019



FREE ENTRY Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme


It is a need made known since the most remote past that of man to illuminate his streets, squares, contexts of social life and community: rom lanterns that indicated the way to go, to the ones that indicated an hospitable place in which stop. Every means created by man to illuminate is therefore not only useful for the orientation of one's own spaces, but also a means of bringing messages, it is at the same time synonymous with energy, testimony of life and the presence of man himself.

Today are the neon, the illuminated signs, the lights of shopping centers, of the streets, squares, buildings, etc. to bear witness to this ancient means.

This call will collect works that tell of the world of today urban contexts, in the relationship between man, his environment and the means he created to give light.



Submissions at

Deadline 7th March 2019


email: info [at]
30/11/2018 - 15:34


Exhibition November 2 – 24, 2019


Entry period: November 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019


Zebrastraat 32/001
9000 Ghent


Entry forms and guidelines are available at


Organisation: Liedts-Meesen Foundation


The professional jury is composed of:

The Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Jean-Marie Dallet (Artist, research professor at the Université Paris 8), Stef Van Bellingen (Consultant for Zebrastraat / Artistic leader VZW Warp), Paul Dujardin (Artistic Director Bozar), Nick Ervinck (artist, winner of the update_2 public award), Yves Bernard (Artistic Director iMal), Alain Thibault (Artistic Director Elektra), Ralph Dum (Scientific officer and senior expert of the European Commission) and Karen Helmerson (Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)).



During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years we organize a biennial called update_, and the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) contest, which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture.

NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector.


The mission of NTAA

NTAA’s mission is to expand the scope of contemporary artistic creations and traditional media with works using contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: treatment of sounds and light, use of new media, application of innovative evolutions in communications, telecommunications and broadcasting, centered on the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. These descriptions are in no way restrictive and should be interpreted in the broadest way possible.


General guidelines for entry in the NTAA competition

The aim of the competition is to present works in accordance with NTAA's mission. The submitted work may have been exhibited previously, but the jury reserves the right to exclude creations that turn out to be not realizable within the limits of the practical possibilities of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation, keeping in mind that the works will be displayed during the exhibition. The basic equipment is available and at the disposal of the selected artists; specific and special equipment must be provided for and lent by the artists for the duration of the exhibition.

This international competition is open to all age groups and to all nationalities. Artists can present their candidacy for one art work less than two years old at the time of its submission, but which may already have been exhibited. English is the working language.

There is no artist fee. Costs regarding transport, accommodation and installation will be reimbursed by the organisation.

The 20 projects selected by the jury will be rendered public at the website in June 2019.



A cash award of 5,000 euro will be allocated to a work and to its creator. Moreover, the jury reserves the right to award an honorable mention to an artist. The Liedts-Meesen Foundation and the jury reserve the right to not award the prize and to transfer it to the next exhibition. There will also be a public prize and a prize of the European Commission. The winners will be announced at the final day of the exhibition.

email: annelies [at]
29/11/2018 - 15:13

Open Call for visual artists

The contemporary art review is searching for performers, painters, visual artists, dancers, sculptors, film-makers to submit their artworks for the first edition of the magazine. Share, if you wanna join us on the journey! 

email: notrandomart [at]
27/11/2018 - 22:53
United States

Call for Artists - The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles


Apply to exhibit at Los Angeles edition of The Other Art Fair on March 28-31, 2019.

There is no fee to apply, and the deadline is December 7th. 


Here is the application link:


This marks the 3rd edition of the fair in Los Angeles, following our successful inaugural fair at the Downtown Majestic in March 2018 and our larger Westside follow-up at the Barker Hangar this past October. This spring 2019 outing will be the 35th global edition of The Other Art Fair, with editions hosted biannually in London, New York, Chicago, Sydney, and Melbourne.


In case you're not familiar, The Other Art Fair is a leading art fair for emerging artists and is presented by Saatchi Art, the Santa Monica-based online art gallery. The Other Art Fair was founded 7 years ago by Ryan Stanier, who observed the disparity between a London audience eager to discover artists and talented artists struggling to gain recognition. Seven years on, the effects of the fair’s growing reputation are not only demonstrated through the support of leading individuals in the art world but also the frequency of success stories from past exhibitors.


Here is a bit of background on the fair:


- The Other Art Fair is a platform for emerging and independent artists to exhibit and sell their work directly to a targeted audience of buyers, gallerists, and curators

- The fair spans 3 continents with recent and upcoming editions in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne and soon Dallas, TX

- In previous editions, the model has worked well with many artists selling work, gaining gallery representation, and receiving offers of commissions, collaborations, and projects

- Like Saatchi Art, we are interested in supporting increased access and representation for artists across a spectrum of backgrounds, experience, and style, with particular emphasis on showing artists of color and at least 50% women artists

- We strive to create an exciting, engaging, and welcoming atmosphere by offering 'other' activities, including curator tours, a robust talks program, innovative XR experiences, immersive installations, live portrait painting, sound baths, interactive works, performance and more.


email: briana [at]
27/11/2018 - 21:30
United States

Call for Curatorial Projects

Independent curators or representatives of artist guilds or groups may submit unsolicited curatorial project proposals for exhibitions in the Gibbs Street, Kaplan and/or Common Ground Galleries. The proposal must be a clear, well-written description of the curatorial project including the artists that will be presented in the show. Curators cannot include their own work in the exhibition.

Up to five images are required and may include proposed installation drawings.

Submissions will be reviewed every December.

Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Exhibition plans are made 2 years in advance.

Incomplete submission packages will not be reviewed.

Curators or artist groups/guilds who have organized an exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to submit a curatorial proposal.

Application Deadline: December 12, 2018 at midnight (EST)

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

email: visartsvolunteer [at]
27/11/2018 - 21:08

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - Call for Artists

Call for Artists

58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair


Accepting applications until March 6, 2019

We invite visual artists working in all mediums and makers in craft & design from across Canada and beyond, to submit applications to Canada’s largest and longest-running juried outdoor art fair. The 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair takes place at Nathan Phillips Square, July 12-14, 2019 and attracts over 115,000 art enthusiasts and collectors locally and internationally.


Application Fee: $50 Regular, $30 Students.

Late fees apply beginning March 1, 2019 12:00 AM


Why should you apply?

Keep 100% of your profits! Our visitors spend over $2 million on buying art.

Showcase your work at Canada’s best attended non-for-profit art fair without breaking the bank. We have affordable booth packages to fit your budget.  

Win one of our prestigious awards. Last year we awarded $40,000 cash and in-kind.

Benefit from our multi-platform marketing and media campaign on subways, newspapers, radio stations, social media and more.

Build your network by meeting exceptionally talented artists, art professionals and prospective clients.

What do we offer?

Team of 200 volunteers to help you load in and out and booth sit over the weekend

Professional, secure onsite storage (limited spots available)

Online portfolio and year-round exposure on our Artist Directory

Discounted hotel offer (walking distance to site), tent rentals, overnight parking and custom framing

Accessibility support for deaf artists and artists with disabilities*

‘Booth Camp’ professional development session with industry experts

Early access for artists who are bringing their own tents on Thursday night

Artist Handbook - an outdoor art fair survival guide


* Our venue at Nathan Phillips Square is fully accessible. Artists who require accessibility support can be eligible for additional assistance through our Art Encounters program. Please contact us directly for more information.  

Contact us at info [op] torontooutdoor [punt] art or 416 408 2754

email: info [at]
24/11/2018 - 23:14
United States

CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP (Starting January 2019)

Deadline December 1, 2018


Join our great team and get hands-on experience learning how to convey concepts in a museum-quality exhibition space with sculpture and new media works. Work with us for 9 months, 5 hours a week, and thencurate one of ASG’s eight annual exhibitions in August 2019!

The gallery will provide materials and full support for your final exhibition, bellow is some of the highlighted support:


Printed exhibition card for promoting your show
Access to projectors and monitors, sound equipment, media players
Full support for installing the show you always dreamed to curator!
360 virtual reality documentation
Regular DSLR High-Quality Documentation
Video Documentation 
Your Artist Talk will be live as well 



●  Fluency with contemporary art

●  Attend Openings, First Friday events, Second Saturday Artist talks and be ready to help

●  Open and close gallery on agreed upon times, usually 12:30-5: 15 pm (turn the exhibition on and off)

●  Converse with public enthusiastically about the exhibitions

●  Meet with exhibiting artists

●  Work with others to update the database

●  Author and edit exhibition materials for Mailchimp, social media, and press outreach

●  Prepare major press outreach to promote exhibitions and special events

●  Consistent Social Media messaging

●  Post the exhibitions and events on event websites

●  Minor cleaning and vacuuming before events

●  Setup the bar and keep it organized before and after events

●  Manage the bar during the event

●  Encourage donations

●  Count visitors to ensure we aren’t over capacity

●  Check bathroom and perimeter of the building periodically for things that need attention

●  Congenial, professional representative of the institution


Desired Skills and/or Characteristics:

●  A background in art and/or art history with two years minimum of an undergraduate degree

●  MFA, MA or VCS in Fine Arts, curatorial studies and visual critical studies is a plus

●  The desire to work with the public and learn the ins and outs of nonprofit management

●  Experience with both Mac OSX and Windows 10 operating systems

●  Basic knowledge of MailChimp and Google Apps.

●  A sincere interest in and/or experience working with nonprofit art organizations

●  Good verbal communication skills

●  Flexible availability, with at least 4 hours/week on Fridays and Saturdays. Some evening hours are

required to cover events and gallery openings.


Wishlist Skills:

●  Photoshop/Illustrator for assistance in designing signage

●  Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign for designing and producing web optimized graphics and basic HTML

●  Social media sites experience (Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

●  Photography, videography, graphics and web design skills are a huge plus





●  Cover letter detailing why you want this fellowship

●  Resume 


Please email all materials with “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line towillis [op] aggregatespacegallery [punt] org Interviews with selected candidates are by appointment only. No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.


More information:


email: info [at]