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.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

05/01/2021 - 14:17
United Kingdom

Online Art Café; Public Fundraising with David Burgess

Online Art Café; Public Fundraising with David Burgess

FREE to all UK and International Artists, jumpstart the new year with our first online art café of 2021. Featuring fundraising expert David Burgess of Apollo Fundraising. The focus of conversation will be how to access funding for your creative practice; applying to trusts, arts council, alongside more commercial platforms such as GoFundMe and KickStarter. 

Find out more about The VAA:
Thursday 14th January @ 11am via Zoom

Registration closes January 14th at 10:30am
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
05/01/2021 - 11:20

Connections - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery « KlanGalerie » in Berlin in April 2021.




For this new exhibition, we invite artists to show how their photographic practice can express the notion of ‘Connection‘ - by definition, a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else. This concept is omnipresent in our lives, as connections between people, places, times, objects, ideas or energies can be found at so many different levels.

The idea of connectedness can be associated with globalization, the boom of digitalization or the development of technologies and means of transportation, or it can be seen as the result of successful networking and cooperation. ‘Connection‘ is also a fundamental pillar of one’s well-being and spiritual life. The relationship with others and the world contributes to shaping our identities and plays an important role in our sense of belonging to a place or a community. This feeling can lead to a deep understanding and awareness of the interconnectedness of everything. Environmentally, socially, economically – any way you look at it, we all are individual parts of a greater whole.

How do you define ‘Connection’ and what does it mean to you? Is this feeling of being connected to yourself and to others the key to a meaningful life? How does photography relate to this concept? Does the photographic medium, which by definition creates a connection with a different time and space, have the power to take you to another dimension?

All approaches to the subject are welcome, we look forward to discovering how your work can open up new perspectives on this topic!


Application deadline: 5th of February, 2021.



Info & submissions:

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
04/01/2021 - 21:39

“Winter” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline February 28, 2021

| Theme:

Winter is the coldest season of the year. Containing the shortest day and the longest night, it suggests inactivity and decay. However, some would say that winter is beautiful unto itself, fresh and invigorating. Others would add that winter brings greater appreciation for summer. That trials and rest periods give birth to growth and energy. Seasons of change are coming. Share your interpretation, literal or symbolic, of WINTER with words or images.



| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

email: info [at]
02/01/2021 - 19:30

2nd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE NO standART 2021

International Association & Foundation ANIMA MUNDI

together with partners VSI “Gabrieles Meno Galerija, Art Magazine FAKfulness and International Jury


2nd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE

“NO standART. ‘no holds barred?’”

1 May/30 May, 2021, Online, worldwide



We don't have to be very insightful to see that the recent events around the world that brought us into a state of chaos did not come out of nowhere. Our generation is facing very big challenge. We are at the historical moment.

What does it happened with this planet, with the nature and humanity? The world is going through a state of shock, and this moment somebody is using to achieve certain goals. Is this what is called a ‘global reset’? And what does it mean?

If you search for this term online, you will come across a huge amount of information revealing the chain of coronavirus, its events, and their consequences. The shock created by the coronavirus (which is probably itself a “hoax”) to turn the world into a high-tech dictatorship that will take away your freedom forever: pharmacy, GMO, 5G, forced vaccine, biometric implants etc.?

Where did we wake up? What does it hidden under the words ‘new normal’? What does it mean ‘reset’? And what is under the words ‘no holds barred’?


IAF ANIMA MUNDI is organizing the 2nd International Contemporary Art Biennale “NO standART. ‘no holds barred?” and inviting:



educational and scientific innovators

to join an interdisciplinary program online.


THE DEADLINE for to send application is the 30th of February. THE SECOND DEADLINE to send application is 15th of March


The registration includes the fee.


For more information, rules and conditions please contact:, iaf-animamundi [op] gmail [punt] com



email: iaf.animamundi [at]
30/12/2020 - 23:18

Fathom 2021: An Open Call for Student/Early Career Artists of the Vast Mediterranean Region.

What is @Fathom?


Fathom is an idea (yet to be launched) of a webpage and a social media account dedicated to the artistic creation of a union of young artists, precisely early career (student) artists, coming from the Mediterranean cities that flourish with the rich sea culture.


(Istanbul, Alexandria, Athens‐Piraeus, Algiers, Beirut, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Naples, Genoa, Marseilles...)


Our Aim: 


Under this organization we aim to unite "Thalassophile" artists that find their happy places by the sea. 

In particular, these artists of target here are the lovers of the sea, the creators that lived and grew up with the sea. The artists that are familiar with and shaped by their corresponding part of the Mediterranean region.


Through a properly managed social media and website we aim to:


1. Promote any emerging career artist that use the literature, photography, history and scenery of the sea in their artistic creations.


2. Create a platform for cultivating fresh ideas revolving around the diverse Mediterranean aesthetic:

These ideas may include designs, photographs, presentations, animations, paintings, poetry...


3. Get us familiar with many more young artists along the way, by growing a community that shares the enthusiasm for the rich, hybrid culture of the Mediterranean Sea.   


The Noun Fathom is a Term of Nautical Origin: 


1. "A unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water."
     "sonar says that we're in eighteen fathoms"


2. "To understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought."
      "the locals could not fathom out the reason behind his new-found prosperity"


Fathom*  the name is aligned with our aim of discovering the depths of the notions tied to the sea. The notions that can be found in the myths of the ancient world to the novels and philosophy of the modern age: From 'Odysseus' to 'Le Comte de Monte-Cristo' to 'L'Étranger'. 




(As a starting note we would like to underline the fact that this is an idea in its very first phase, thus we are infinitely flexible regarding these bullet points. They are here to provide a rough guideline on what to expect.)


1. You are an early career artist, art student or you aspire to take steps in becoming one in the near future.


2. You are located in a Mediterranean country in which the sea plays an important role in shaping lives, and your life as an artist in particular. 


3. You are committed to your creation process, you sketch, think and take critical stances on cultural issues frequently. In other words, you are in a conflict with many things in life. 


4. You strive to learn and create more of the shared nautical culture of humanity together with other artists.


To Apply:


Send to the e-mail address indicated below:


1. A small introductory paragraph about yourself.


2. A link to a portfolio, art page on Instagram or any other relevant study/work that you have done. (Very flexible on this point.)


3. Your motivations for applying in a few words.


4. Your favourite book* (optional)



About the Creator of the Initiative:


Thank you for following me thus far, I appreciate your curiosity in my open call!

As the owner of this thread, I'm an Italo-Turkish undergraduate student of Economics that desire to pursue a career in curatorial studies. I have all the numerical skills to overcome the hardships of launching an initiative. This idea of a webpage and a social media account in its initial phase is purely voluntary. In a hypothetical more advanced stage after launch, I aim to branch it into ways that would make it sustainable.





email: fathom.united [at]
29/12/2020 - 18:29

New Emergence Art Prize 2021

The New Emergence Art Prize 2021 offers a £500 cash prize and a permanent feature in our online gallery. We want to help under represented artists to gain exposure and provide financial support. 


This is our third open call and during these difficult times we have decided to raise the prize to £500 and lower application fees to £10 for one entry.


The winner will be awarded a £500 cash prize and a permanent place in our online gallery. We want to keep application fees as low as possible, so entries will cost only £10 for one artwork, £15 for two and £20 for three works (fees cover admin costs & contribute to the prize fund).


To apply, Go to


email: info [at]
28/12/2020 - 18:57

the Post Box Exhibitions

The 'Post Box'  long term exhibition project creates international visibility and interaction between artists during the traveling restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Artworks sent to the postbox of the Hypercube Space will be exhibited in a 105cm (W) x 170cm (H) public display window located next to the postbox itself.

By hacking this advertisement display window, this idea engages with the art audience in the heart of central Lisbon, now home to a growing international community who have chosen the city as their home. This is in keeping with Hypercube's manifesto to expand the notion of the artspace.

Every month another international artist's work will be selected and presented for a 4 week period as part of a rolling open call for submissions.
The Theme - "Connections":
The main theme of the Post box exhibition series is "connections". The media and concept of the exhibition are open. Please pick the work that represents your practice best. Submitted work is required to be in an appropriate format for the display window such as fine-art print, photograph, painting, mixed media, intervention, and installation. Please ensure the work can be easily posted (e.g. foldable, rolled, boxed etc.) Expensive shipment is not encouraged. Let's get connected!
How to apply:
No application fee.
The deadline for the Post Box period I exhibition (Jan 14 - Feb 10) is January 6, 2021.
Please send your submissions by email to hypercubeprojectspace [op] gmail [punt] com with the information below:

Short biography (200 words max)
Proposal for the work (500 words max) which explains the concept and installing requirements for the work.
1-3 images of the proposed work. (The maximum size of work idea is 105cm (W) x 170cm (H))
5 images of previous works with their descriptions.
Please merge all into a single pdf file (max 5 MB).

Selected work will be presented for 4 weeks.
Artists/makers/thinkers will be responsible for the shipment/return of the work.
Please send submissions to hypercubeprojectspace [op] gmail [punt] com

email: hypercubeprojectspace [at]
26/12/2020 - 03:38
South Korea

Call for Artists: Concept 2021: the 7th International Exhibition on Conceptual Art

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in “Concept 2021: the 7th International Exhibition on Conceptual Art.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, and installation art.


*Deadline: January 15, 2021


-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting, Sculpture & Installation Art


-Photography & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.


-Video & Interactive Art
We will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screened via a projector. If the work is required to be screened via a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.


-Physical Works (Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, and Installation Art)
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.


*Exhibition Dates: July 21 – August 8, 2021


***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
21/12/2020 - 17:43
United States




CMPFR.22c is a collaborative storytelling project of speculative fiction, an episodic future history crossing genres and generations — stories told around the campfire where humans have gathered over thousands of years to share our experience, our wisdom, our hopes, and our fears.


CMPFR.22c brings together storytellers, actors, artists, and sound artists-designers around a “sonic campfire” to create a collection of stories imagining the decades of the 22nd century. 




Collaborative groups develop a short story, perform the narration, and produce the accompanying soundscape. Each group’s 4-minute recorded sound composition tells the story  of one decade in the future. The episodic decades are constructed sequentially over a 10-week period, each built upon the previous, to illustrate an entire century. 


!Open until filled. Deadline January 31, 2021. 


!Apply now:

email: hello [at]
21/12/2020 - 13:15

ABBEY AWARDS - Residencies for Artists at the British School at Rome - applications now open

The Abbey Scholarship and Fellowships provide all expenses paid residencies for artists at the British School at Rome in 2021/22. See the website for further information and application forms.
Deadline 31st January 2021


email: megan.watkins [at]