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

10/03/2021 - 21:09

The Digital Hole: [PRESENT ESCAPISM]

The Digital Hole was born out of intersecting needs: to showcase artists and their work safely in the midst of a Pandemic; to address the repercussions of COVID-19 on the state of our society – politically, environmentally, emotionally; and to display pertinent work outside of the often inaccessible [or impractical] ‘fine art’ gallery world.


Beyond the traditional white cube and the increasingly popular black box, The Digital Hole aims to display artists and their work in the most widely accessible manner: solely online. While all mediums are accepted, the works in this exhibition are selected based on both their merit as ‘art objects’ - if that is what they are - and on their ability to be accessed online.


The theme for this call is: [PRESENT ESCAPISM]

This juried, virtual exhibition will be hosted on our website:


The application is NOW OPEN. There is no application fee.


A $150 honorarium will be awarded to Best in Show; three $100 honorariums will be awarded to three Honorable Mentions. These winners will be invited to participate in a panel discussion in late May/early June (date TBD).  


Deadline to apply: April 1st, 2021


Exhibition dates: April 26th – June 31st


email: thedigitalhole [at]
10/03/2021 - 16:36
Czech Republic

Open call Pragovka gallery 2022: connection

The call and criteria for the submisson :

Download form:
Please, read both.


Pragovka for Art, z.s., announces an open call for exhibition projects to the Pragovka Gallery for 2022.

Deadline for applications: 8 April 2021 (23:59) / Projects sent after this deadline will not be included in the selection procedure.

Currently, Pragovka Gallery is located on the ground floor of building E, in Pragovka, and is divided into three separate galleries: Pragovka Gallery Rear, Pragovka Gallery Entry, Pop-up (+ Foyer). Due to the reconstruction, it is planned to move the entire gallery (still within the building) before January 2022. The originally architecturally separated space will be replaced by one column hall, which we intend to use a variable system of panels, which can be adapted to the requirements of individual exhibition units. The total area of the new premises will be 1100 m2 for up to 4 simultaneous projects. However, we are not opposed to larger projects either. The future space of the gallery will focus more on presenting authorial projects (these we suppose to work further with curatorial team of Pragovka Gallery), intertwining with the guest curators.


The exhibition program will be anchored by thematic acts, however, it is also open to artistic interventions and other projects that will have their place in the context of the exhibition plan.


The opencall is open to works of art without curatorial participation in the announced topics for the first time to residents of Pragovka (under the subsequent curatorial guidance of members of the gallery team), but also to longer-term curatorial cooperation.


In total, applications can be made in two main categories, both of which can be submitted with two applications relating to the topics listed below:
- Works of art (final curating project by the Pragovka for Art, z.s. team is assumed)
- Guest curator (just 3 curatorial projects; in case of two applications mark application 1a, 1b, 1c, application 2a, 2b, 2c.)



The CALL: Connection
1. Captured in time and space
2. Digital and morphic fields
3. Desire to connect


The call and criteria for the submisson :

Download form:

Deadline for applications: 8.4.2021

email: pragovkagallery [at]
10/03/2021 - 14:37

CAHIER d'images

CAHIER d'images publishes booklets by contemporary artists.
For this open call edition, the guest curator is Eliana Morte, an argentine photographer.

Media accepted: photography (black and white only)
No fees. Open to international artists.
Deadline to apply is May 2nd, 2021.
The selected artists will be informed by end of May, 2020. Only selected artists will be asked to send their images.

LINK >>>

contact @cahierdimages

email: design [at]
09/03/2021 - 19:58

National Collage Society Small Format Exhibit

The National Collage Society's Annual Small Format Exhibit  in it's 24th year and features all 4" x 6" postcard sized collages. This exhibit gives each participating member a guaranteed opportunity to display the ONE collage that they select for entry. There is NO JURY and one Awards Judge. The main annual national exhibit in the Fall has become so large in scope that many artists cannot be accepted. The jury selects only an average of 20% from the total entries. For this NCS members postcard exhibit, 100% are accepted.

email: ncscollage [at]
09/03/2021 - 13:33

Folklore and Traditions



Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. October 2021



Photographers, Visual Designers and Video artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 works addressing the theme.


Pictures cannot be considered to be merely documents. They are also able to capture, preserve, interpret and reinvent occurrences, situations, places that are progressively disappearing or - on the contrary - still surviving, like folklore and traditions. This call aims to collect photographs that are capable of catching the essence, the traditional part of our society - e.g. agricultural objects that are not in use anymore, practices or celebrations, folkloristic costumes, ethnic museums and collections. In other words, everything reminding us of our roots, of the most genuine side of the society we live in.


Deadline 7 July 2021

email: info [at]
09/03/2021 - 12:49

ANGLES. Reappropriating missionary audiovisual archives from colonial contexts

ANGLES, a new heritage project initiated by KU Leuven (Belgium), offers three creative practitioners the opportunity to create a new artwork using colonial missionary film archives. The selected applicants will be offered a working grant of €6,000. Proposals can be submitted until March 15 2021.



KADOC is a cultural archive affiliated with the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) that, amongst many other collections, holds an extensive collection of audiovisual archives that have emerged from colonial missionary contexts. 2020 saw the digitization of one of these audiovisual archives: the film collection of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers).


Containing 80 different mission films – feature films, educational and ethnographic films and nature documentaries – produced between 1946 and 1967 in today’s Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi, the White Fathers’ films provide a rich tapestry of missionary perceptions and representations of Central Africa during the colonial period.


ANGLES, a project embedded in KU Leuven, was established to make way for a creative and multi-angled approach of this audiovisual heritage collection. It wishes to stimulate the exploration of alternative interpretations and the re-viewing of the White Fathers’ films by inviting different methodologies and expressions.


For whom?

This open call addresses creative practitioners (preferentially but not exclusively) residing in the DRC, Rwanda or Burundi, or of Congolese, Rwandese or Burundian heritage, with proven experience with and interest in archives, audiovisual heritage and/or colonial history.


We invite proposals for artworks (in any form and any medium) rooted in a reflective dialogue with the White Fathers’ films that engages with questions regarding:


  • colonial and missionary heritage and the coloniality of historical knowledge
  • colonial and missionary archives as socio-political structures
  • notions of ownership and custodianship of colonial and missionary archives and postcolonial art
  • digital heritage, digital sharing and restitution
  • ethical issues in the digitization of cultural heritage
  • African culture and the digital


Selected applicants will be able to schedule their work over a six-month working period starting in May and ending in October 2021, including an artistic research residency in Leuven for the duration of three weeks (accommodation will be provided). During this time, the project team and KADOC will enable and facilitate conversation, consultation, archival research and offer technical support.


The project will culminate in a symposium and a presentation of the art work in the Chapel of Our Lady of Fever at KADOC in October-November 2021, with the optional extension of the presentation on campus in KU Leuven or at partner institutions for the period of one year. Selected applicants will receive a working grant of €6,000.


How to apply?

The application should consist of a motivation letter, an artistic portfolio and a CV, and should be submitted no later than March 15 2021. We attach great importance to inclusivity and encourage people from across the spectrum regardless of their age, training, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality or disability to apply. The selection of submitted applications will be done by members of the ANGLES project team. The results will be communicated before 1 April. One-to-one conversations with short-listed candidates may take place.


More information

All information regarding the project, including a selection of film clips, can be found on For applications and inquiries for more information about the project, the call, the exhibition space and the selection procedure, please contact: jonas [punt] vanmulder [op] kuleuven [punt] be.


ANGLES is an initiative of Kim Christiaens and Jonas Van Mulder (KADOC Documentation and Research Centre on Religion, Culture and Society); Fred Truyen and Sofie Taes (KU Leuven, CS Digital); Idesbald Goddeeris (KU Leuven, Modernity & Society 1800-2000) and Katrien Pype (KU Leuven, Institute for Anthropological Research), and is supported by the Global Minds programme of VLIR-UOS.

email: jonas.vanmulder [at]
09/03/2021 - 11:17

Cairo Video Festival for video art and experimental film - Open Call

Medrar for Contemporary Art is launching its open call for the 10th edition of Cairo Video Festival, which will be held in October 2021. The festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced video art and experimental film. Based on our experience in the previous edition, the 10th edition will continue to focus on expanding its non-conventional venues. Programs will be screened among venues scattered around the city, in addition to theatre screenings and exhibitions to promote, expand and harvest attention to the practice. 

The 10th edition of the Cairo Video Festival comes to culminate the many steps and stages that represent our experiences with video art and experimental film, and also summarizes our recurrent inquiries about the relationship between the arts and the reality we live in, the current events and our eagerness to experiment and to add new and different values ​​with each edition. It is an opportunity that we yearn for with every edition to enjoy witnessing all these innovations, experiences and new concepts from around the world, and to share them with the public.

We are now launching an open call for submission to all video artists and experimental filmmakers from various technical fields. We also encourage designers and developers who work in the fields of virtual reality, animation, interactive softwares, and artistic games via the Internet, computers or smartphones to respond to the call. Likewise, those who emphasize the use of the moving image in their installations or live performances. Curators and institutions involved in the production and distribution of video art and experimental film are also encouraged to submit their programs. The festival program takes the format of a series of showcases, accompanied by talks and discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of the key themes and issues addressed in the works.

Check out the previous edition

email: cvf.medrar [at]
09/03/2021 - 10:50


Welcome to The Arts To Hearts Podcast!
A show where we take a peek into the hearts and lives of our fav artists. From running a creative business & studio practice to success mindset. We talk about everything that goes behind into making a life & career that you adore as an artist. Think of this as your happy hour with your fav artists in your studio. Hear them share the messy and the wonderful side of creating and living a heartfelt creative life, within and outside our studios. As you tune in, be ready to be inspired and encouraged.


Arts to Hearts Project is dedicated to building a community by creating a safe & inclusive space, provide support, opportunities & resources to artists. Our mission is to help women artists navigate their career & life as a creative.

Our passion is to help fellow women artists with a goal to create a welcoming community through our initiatives. Our projects includes The ATH Club, ATH Newsletter, Heart Talks (interviews with artists), Heart Notes (Guest writers for blog), and now, The Arts To Hearts Podcast. 


We promote artists on our website, social media and connect them to multiple opportunities and gallery exhibitions. The Newsletter is released monthly in a digital format. Each beautifully crafted edition features inspiring interviews, perspectives, and advice from the top creative professionals. 

We dedicate the publication to an variety of artists selected by guest curators through our calls for art and artists. We regularly feature submissions and strive to promote the work from all communities, geographies, and artistic styles.


Arts to Hearts Project has been featured by Create! Magazine, The Art Queens, Art Mums united, and guests in our project include Ekaterina Popova, Brandi Hofer, Halie Torris, and many more! 


Art To Hearts Project is pleased to announce International Applications for the ARTS TO HEARTS PODCAST! 

Let’s take our conversation about the arts, your creative process, your art practice and your artistic journey to our growing audience and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. 


Let’s introduce you to the Host! 

Charuka Arora is an artist, designer, entrepreneur and the founder of Arts To Hearts Project. She has a passion for Arts, Design and creating meaningful communities and opportunities. Charuka has been running her independent creative studio for over 5 years and also works as a creative consultant for businesses. In the span of her career, Charuka found that there aren't enough accessible options and opportunities for emerging and new entrants in the industry. And, a lack of transparency and platforms for peer connections. Hence, she decided to pursue Arts To Hearts Project as an initiative to take a step forward in this direction. She lives, works, and creates from India.

email: info [at]
05/03/2021 - 18:11

NextGen 8.0

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 8.0. This iteration of NextGen will be held in an online gallery from June 4 - August 8, 2021. This will present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience to exhibit their work in a professional online gallery. Programming for this exhibition will include conversations with other emerging artists, critiques with local curators/arts administrators who work with young artists, and professional development. Online applications are due by April 9, 2021, 11:59 pm. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year's exhibition.

*Keep in mind, with this being an online exhibition, your work will be fully represented through images or video. The digital material you submit is what will be used for the show if you are accepted, so make sure your image/video quality is top notch.

email: mkoeppel [at]
05/03/2021 - 07:44
United States

The New River, Call for Submissions

The New River is accepting submissions until April 12! 


The New River is the oldest journal devoted exclusively to digital writing and art, currently housed at Virginia Tech. We’re looking for digital media, new media, sound, text, and moving image pieces, but we are also eager to see new, boundary-pressing experiments between these forms. The New River is seeking work that glitches and gleans, encodes and engages.


In the past, The New River has featured artists like Nick Montfort, Stephanie Strickland, J.R. Carpenter, Alex Saum, Lai-Tze Fan, Mark Marino, Mez Breeze, and many others.


We strongly encourage work from underrepresented and minority artists as well as work from emerging artists from a wide continuum of identities. The New River welcomes and values diversity, and we seek to include artwork from voices all over the world. 


Please email submissions to thenewrivervt [op] gmail [punt] com. More information on how to submit can be found at: We highly recommend that artists review our website to see the kind of work that we typically publish.


email: thenewrivervt [at]