Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

04/09/2019 - 16:50




Inviting all artists working in drawing, painting & photography to apply for an exciting opportunity to exhibit in Lisbon, Portugal's colourful capital! 



The exhibition will open on Friday 29th of November 2019. 


To apply

Send your £15 submission fee and images, cv and artist statement to lisbonopencall [op] outlook [punt] com


See the full application guidelines and payment link below!


We look forward to reviewing your work and exhibiting with you! 


The Lisbon Open Calls Crew! 



email: lisbonopencall [at]
03/09/2019 - 08:54


Organized by CRACK Trust

Application Deadline: 15th September 2019
Finalist Announcement: 15th October 2019
Camp Date: 25-30 December 2019
Open Day: 30 December 2019
Venue: Smaran Matsya-beej Khamar, Rahimpur (adjacent to Dhaka-Kushtia highway), Kushtia, Bangladesh.

Artist Shawon Akand and artist Delowar Hossain’s meeting had germinated the crucial idea of this platform in 2007. The initiators conceived a melting pot for artists and creative minds coming from diverse fields of praxis to come together and explore each other’s artistic realms. Eventually this platform is now constituted as a non-profit arts trust (CRACK Trust) which is primarily based in Bangladesh and also charting new artistic arenas globally.
At CRACK Trust we believe that Art is a complex process and it could not be separated from life and ways of living. We think that every form of art has inter-relation and it is necessary to develop vigorous inter linkages between every field of culture to create a favorable environment for the progress of artistic practices. In this light, apart from visual artists, CRACK also engages creative people from various disciplines, including but not limited to theatre activists, photographers, film makers, musicians, psychologists, singers, poets, writers, journalists, actors, anthropologist, folklorists, historians, art critics and so on.

Objective & Purpose:
1. CRACK International Art Camp (CIAC) focuses on promoting young artists & thinkers by giving them space & momentum for flourishing their talent on an international basis.
2. CIAC is building a potential cross-cultural relationship keeping away from the conventional corporate culture.
3. Exchange of thoughts, ideas, concepts, & beliefs will accelerate interestingly through CIAC.
4. CIAC facilitates the participants coming from across the world with the philosophical basis to think independently out of basket.
5. Telescoping scope for practicing Art & Culture across the border. Involvement with the multi-cultural participants will definitely click fresh, positive and new ideas to anyone related to this art camp.
6. Sharing and caring for cross-cultural art will aim at the establishment of an eco-friendly platform. A way out from the monotonous urban life, spending some days in the lap of nature and catching up with the beats of pastoral Bengali folks are exactly what every artist might be thirsting for! 
7. Brain-refreshing rather than brainstorming - the purpose of the camp is to provide the participants with a sound environment to relax their minds and share their views and insights about art works with each other.

Who can attend?
• CIAC is open for all art loving, cultural-minded people across the globe. It invites artists in a broad sense from visual or conventional art media to the multidisciplinary periphery (poets, writers, journalists, singers or musicians, film makers and so on).
• Even though there is no age limitation to become a CIAC participant, young artists will be given priority.
• The CIAC is targeted to adventurous and enthusiastic persons who can accept challenges to comfortable living. People accustomed to luxurious suite and feasts are firmly discouraged to join the CIAC. The camp is held in a rural setting where the food, accommodation and day-to-day experience is enjoyed by sharing common resources with fellow artists and community people.

How to apply?
The CAMP is absolutely Registration FREE! 
The applicants are requested to submit the following materials via email to the Crack International Art Camp (CIAC) 
1. A complete portfolio including brief Biography/CV
2. A short paragraph on ‘The reasons I find CRACK INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP, KUSHTIA interesting’.
3. Copy of Passport (for international participants only)
4. Two Recommendation letters

Please submit your application electronically to our official email address:
crackbangladesh [op] gmail [punt] com

What will be provided by CRACK?
Food & Accommodation: CRACK will bear the cost of food and accommodation for the participants at Kushtia only. The food and accommodation will be managed from local sources. People interested in local cuisine in a local setting are highly encouraged to join.
Interpreter & guide: For the international participants CRACK Team will provide an interpreter and guide for a better understanding of the local language and cultural gestures.
Pre and Post Camp Support: CRACK Trust will also help international participants to find local accommodation, food and transportation from their arrival in Bangladesh and continue until their departure, if required.

Participant’s Responsibility:
Transportation Cost: The participant(s) will have to bear the transportation cost regardless of the country of origin. 
Cost of Art Materials: According to their project parameter the participants will have to bear all the material costs themselves.
N.B: The participants need not come up with a predetermined plan of action. Rather, the idea can be generated on the spot.

Application deadline:
Applications regarding joining the camp must be submitted by 15th September 2019.

Selected applicants will receive a confirmation letter through e-mail by 15th October, 2019.

Estimated Schedule:
• Reporting at Dhaka: 23 Dec, 2019
• Reporting at Kushtia: 24 Dec, 2019
• Camp will be held from 25 December to 30 December 2019
• Open day: 30 December 2019

Places of interest:
Kushtia, situated in a geographically prominent place, bears the memorial of two of the greatest philosophers & artists of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore & Lalon Fakir. It attracts the art loving people around the world for the following features:
• The Shilaidaha Kuthibari and Tagore Lodge - Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore lived a part of his life and created some of his most remarkable works while living in Shilaidaha Kuthibari. There is another house in the Kushtia city known as Tagore Lodge which bears Rabindranath’s memories as he used to stay there from time to time.
• The Akhra of Lalon Fakir – Baul mystic philosopher Lalon Fokir’s shrine.
• Handloom textile – Jugia, Kumarkhali and many more places in Kushtia is famous for handloom textile.
• Garai River – This is one of the longest rivers in Bangladesh and a distributary of the Padma river.
• Residence and Press of Kangal Harinath – Kangal Harinath (1833-1896) is considered as a pioneer in journalism at the grassroots level in the then undivided British India. Harinath's news earned credibility for their bold and honest reporting. He set up the printing press in 1873 for printing the journal Gram Barta Prokashika which he first started publishing in 1860s.
• Residence of Mir Mossaraf Hossain – Mir Mossaraf Hossain (1847-1912) was a novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. He is considered as the first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal.

If you have any more queries please feel free to contact us 
Email: crackbangladesh [op] gmail [punt] com
Phone: +88 01712 122415

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02/09/2019 - 08:16

Call for Entries - 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival


The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2018 – October 4, 2019). From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, Social Impact Award and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2020. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in September 2020. Entries must be submitted online at All entries must be received by 18:00 on Friday, October 4 (JST). Submission of entries is free of charge. For additional information, visit the website:


The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of “Media Arts” (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that recognizes outstanding works in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. The festival has awarded prizes to significant, creative works of artistic value since its establishment in 1997, and through its annual Exhibition of Award-winning Works, it has offered the public an opportunity to directly appreciate these celebrated works, and also to participate in related events such as symposia and artists’ lectures. Last year, the 22nd Festival received 4,384 entries from 102 countries and regions around the world. Over the years, the festival has earned international recognition as one of the most prominent showcases in the field of “Media Arts” surveying the latest artistic expressions that continue to diversify in today's ever-changing world. For more information about the festival, visit the official website:


email: jmaf [at]
02/09/2019 - 00:48


Film Photo Award (FPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2019 Submission Period with three distinct film grants available. FPA supports emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century. FPA is made possible through the generous support of Kodak Alaris, Griffin Editions, and Standard Cameras. The Fall 2019 award cycle opens for submission on September 1, 2019 at and closes on October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.  


Film Photo Award embraces the unique, artistic medium of film photography, and recognizes the sacrifice film photographers make to acquire the material for their artistic expression. This award exists to democratize access to film by facilitating proposed projects with a supply of Kodak Professional Film for photographers dedicated to film-based image making. 


Three Film Photo Awards will be granted each spring and fall award cycle: New Project Award, Continuing Project Award, and Student Project Award. All applicants will select their choice of film format (35mm, 120, or 4x5) and Kodak Professional Film emulsion (Portra 160, Portra 400, Ektar 100, Tri-X 400/320, T-Max 100, or T-Max 400).


Awardees of the New Project Award and Continuing Project Award will choose to receive either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120mm, or 300 sheets of 4x5 to complete their proposed projects. Recipients of the Student Project Award will choose to receive either 100 rolls of 35mm, 100 rolls of 120mm, or 150 sheets of 4x5 to complete their proposed project. 


Deadline for proposal submissions is October 15, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

Award recipients will be announced in mid-November 2019.

Film shipped out in December 2019. 


More information regarding deadlines and submission guidelines is available:
on their website (
Instagram (
or on Facebook (


email: shoot [at]
02/09/2019 - 00:14

minus 20 degree 2020_ festival for art & architecture

minus20degree (m20d) is a winter outdoor festival for contemporary art and architecture. In January 2020 m20d will celebrate its 5th anniversary.

minus20degree2020 is looking for artists that can produce artworks in the field of sound art, video-art, performance,
installation and land art. m20d wants to provide a platform for art that is radical, provocative and founded. m20d is independent, thus does not need to please or go easy on the audience.


The main material is the landscape and all it can offer combined with electronic media, performance and installations. As landscape elements m20d can provide, rivers, mountain tops, ski slopes and forests. Hopefully there is plenty of snow as material or backdrop for your artwork. The art works should be as ephemeral as the snow.



Theme: Global Village


Please send us an email to send you more information about the m20d2020 festival.


Thank you

email: info [at]
01/09/2019 - 22:55
United States

Leonardo, When Arts Reach the Sky

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two art exhibitions celebrating the genius of the Renaissance.


The exhibition pieces may include works that reinterpret or reimagine Leonardo’s originals. The exhibition pieces will ultimately reflect Leonardo's legacy of creating art that rests on a foundation of inquiry and knowledge. Entries should visualize or materially reflect on laws of nature and/or the order of the universe, both natural and human-made (including but not limited to current events, historical events, political concepts, and human emotions).


The two exhibitions will take place in October, 2019. One will take place at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and other will take place at the National Italian American Gallery (NIAG) at the ICCM. The exhibitions will continue until March 2020.

Entries represent an excellent opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists/photographers to broaden their career path while having their work marketed on display and available for sale. Selected works will be sent to an exhibition in Italy to be held in 2020.


July 3rd, 2019 - September 20th, 2019

Online applications are due by, 11:59 pm at

More questions?

Curator for the exhibitions is Gioia Milano, Director of Education, Exhibitions and Programs at the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland. You can contact her at leonardo500 [op] italymd [punt] org

email: leonardo500 [at]
01/09/2019 - 14:33


We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life for around the world for our November, December and January exhibitions. Each exhibition will consist of a 4 week running program with Opening night and pop up events throughout the month at out gallery in the heart of Athens. Your works will also be featured in our online shop and will do a feature / interview with you.


Info about the gallery:


Our gallery is situated in the Exarchea / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchea has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.


The Gallery is spread over 2 floors to exhibit in and an upstairs self contained studio for our residents.. 


It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has a full 2 story glass double frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.


How the exhibits work:


At Silk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. You work will be curated alongside another 2/3 photographers from around the world to exhibit at our space. We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings and local and international coverage of each event event.


All works will be available for sale in the gallery and on the online store.


The exhibition program includes:


4 week exhibition at Silk Gallery
Private view/press viewings and other publicity
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Curation & Installation of works
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on and social medias
Opening event with music and drinks sponsor


Payment & Pricing:


The price per 3m wall space is €250 for 4 weeks exhibition as well as having work featured in the online shop.


We take 0% commission on works sold.


Works can either be delivered to Ippokratous 132, Athina 114 72, Greece, or we can organize printing inhouse.


Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions. info [op] siilkgallery [punt] com

email: info [at]
01/09/2019 - 04:52
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Wotisart #32 (November 2019)

Wotisart is a portfolio magazine. Our goal is to allow unknown artists an avenue to show their work and gain some recognition in the industry and also to answer the question... What is art? We are now taking entries for the November issue of Wotisart?

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work (the bigger the better). Also send us any information you think is relevant. 

Deadline: 28th October 2019

Entries can be emailed to us at november [op] wotisart [punt] co [punt] uk?subject=Submission" rel="nofollow">november [op] wotisart [punt] co [punt] uk


Instagram: @wotisart
Twitter: @wotisart

email: november [at]
31/08/2019 - 21:14
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 40 (November 2019)

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 November 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 October 2019

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts


email: november [at]
30/08/2019 - 13:33

Montenegro Art Open Call

We are looking to feature artists on our website who live or work in Montenegro. If you are Montenegrin but are living abroad, please feel free to apply. If you are from a neighboring country, you are welcome to apply, but please be aware that will feature local artists first.


Application is available at

email: meart [at]