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

11/02/2020 - 17:45
United States

Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals (RFP): Canal Convergence 2020

Scottsdale Public Art seeks multiple proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in, around, and suspended above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from November 6–15, 2020. Some projects may be selected to stay installed for an additional 1–2 months after the Canal Convergence event dates.

This call is specifically targeting interactive and/or light-based installations.

Canal Convergence’s mission is to provide an authentic and immersive art experience in and around the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale. All local, regional, and international artists— including architects, designers, and multimedia specialists—are  invited to submit proposals. We will accept budgets between $5,000 and $30,000 (USD), with a limited number of larger budgets being awarded to major works of a larger physical scale.


To find out more information about Canal Convergence, themes for 2020, site specifications, how to apply, etc., visit and download the RFP PDF file.

email: jenniferg [at]
11/02/2020 - 17:12

Apply for Grants!


The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts course programme 2020 is under the motto New Horizons.

Application can be made for many attractive grants here:


Deadline: 1 April 2020 (Grants), 30 April 2020 (all Applications). 

Teaching artists/curators/critics 2020:

Bani Abidi, Caroline Achaintre, Sammy Baloji/Lotte Arndt, Cäcilia Brown/Anna Hofbauer/Mikkel Holm Torp, Eli Cortiñas, Brenda Draney, Per Dybvig, Louisa Elderton/Klaus Speidel, Marina Fokidis, Thea Gvetadze, Nadira Husain, Cameron Jamie, Randa Mirza/Lara Tabet, Noële Ody/Toni Schmale, Ahmet Öğüt, Tobias Pils, Vaclav Pozarek, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Massinissa Selmani.

Detailed descriptions of the individual courses are available here:

Why study at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts?
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1953 by Oskar Kokoschka as the “School of Vision”, in Hohensalzburg Fortress, is the oldest of its kind in Europe. Every year, some 300 participants from more than 50 countries attend around 20 courses.


. open for application to anyone interested
. unique opportunity to study with outstanding artists/curators/writers who mostly don’t hold a professorship elsewhere
. during 1–4 weeks, you can devote yourselves exclusively to reflecting on and producing art
. individual attention, one-on-one critiques as well as group discussions
. fantastic atmosphere in the ancient locations 

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 18, 5010 Salzburg, Austria
Tel. +43 (0)662 842113, Fax +43 (0)662 849638 

email: office [at]
11/02/2020 - 10:58

Realness Institute extends call for 2020 Applications for Filmmakers


The first film produced from the Realness African Screenwriters’ Residency This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Realness 2017) and produced by Urucu Media’s Cait Pansegrouw and Elias Ribeiro, competed in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s World Dramatic Competition section to critical review, and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at a ceremony on 4 February in Park City, Utah, USA.


“Delicate and strong, this director told a little story of resistance and made it universal,” said the World Dramatic Competition Jury’s citation. “The composition of images, the visual phrase and the story of this film moved us. One of the most beautiful films of our Sundance 2020.”


“Realness Institute has been designed as a platform that caters to the full spectrum of the production line in a way that can push the African film industry forward. Core to the program’s development is the view that African cinema is a central market in the new sphere of the global cultural economy,” says Elias Ribeiro, co-founder of Realness.


The Realness Screenwriter’s Residency is dedicated to providing African film projects with the support and resources needed at the critical development stage of a film. The programme ensures that talent is given the space to mature their work, such that they develop films that can compete in the international film finance market, travel and appeal to international audiences. 


Realness offers a natural environment that allows filmmakers to stretch their creativity and drive their craft under mentorship from industry experts. The residency takes the form of a six-week stay at the Nirox Foundation situated in the scenic Cradle of Humankind in South Africa.


This programme caters for filmmakers with distinct voices and perspectives, who are devoted to their craft and have a steadfast passion for cinema. Filmmakers with feature fiction film treatments and/or scripts that are at least 60% filmed on the African Continent. 


Creative Producer Indaba is a year-long professional development programme, providing emerging producers with the necessary tools and leadership skills to pursue their craft, as well as capacity to operate sustainable businesses at a strategic level.


Creative Producer Indaba is aimed at producers (with and without projects) from Africa; producers from North America and Europe with an interest in co-producing with Africa, 


Film Professionals from other disciplines such as distribution, international sales, funding bodies, institutions, broadcasters and development executives with a stake in the African marketplace.


The deadline for the 2020 Residency and Indaba has been extended to 15 February.


For more information go to

email: submissions [at]
10/02/2020 - 22:00
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Wotisart #37 (April 2020)

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 April 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 March 2020

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


Instagram: @wotisart
Twitter: @wotisart

email: april [at]
10/02/2020 - 17:51

Online Exhibition curated by Steve Turner of Steve Turner Gallery

My name is TopTop and I run the viral Instagram account @topainterstopaintings.

I have online exhibitions every couple months with a guest curator.

I am very excited to announce that applications are now open for the next online exhibition!!


An art professional has been chosen to curate the online exhibition by selecting works from the open call. It is up to the curator how many works to select. The online exhibition will be carefully considered by the curator, the work selected will be posted on my website and my Instagram account.


The guest curator for the third online exhibition will be Steve Turner from Steve Turner Gallery.

​All artists located anywhere can apply, select the link for further details -



email: topainters [at]
10/02/2020 - 01:34

Muestra de Video Arte_Faenza

Muestra de Video Arte_Faenza begins it’s third video art projection for 2020. The projections of video art are composed by video works made by artists from around the world, who work with image in movement as their main language.

The open call will select pieces of work which:

    •    Add to the discourse of contemporary art
    •    Are coherent with their own discourse and the materialization of it (digitalization of image)
    •    Quality of videographic work

Selected works will be organized in projection programmes according to the discourse and conversation between them.

We invite established artists as well as emerging ones together with students to participate and share their work in progress or finished one and be part of the second version of Video Arte Faenza


    •    Top duration per video: 3 minutes

    •    Selected videos will be projected on video art festivals, colombian and international art cinemas; when you agree to participate, you acknowledge that the videos will be presented to a broader public and agree to be part of new spaces that Video Arte_Faenza finds for the work to be displayed. No fees will be charged to the public

    •    Videos should display the name of the artist, title of the work at the beginning and credits by the end.

    •    All pieces of work should be music and image Copyright free 

    •    Open subject

email: vafaenza [at]
08/02/2020 - 23:08
Czech Republic

Farmstudio Open Call 2020

Farmstudio – association for art and culture, is delighted to announce an Open Call for the 2020 exhibition projects. This invitation is open to all artists of diverse disciplines and media (photography, painting, performance, site-specific, audio-visual art, stage design / architecture, land art, and others) who are keen to develop their work, share ideas, and become a part of an inspirational network.

The projects will be carried out in Farmstudio cultural centre, a workplace located in a unique historical site of the early 19th-century farmhouse in the village of Vysoka. The venue is situated in Kokorin natural reserve, approximately 50 km from Prague. Farmstudio provides the opportunity to use its various workspaces (including the gallery, old house, granary, part of a yard, cellars and more), local materials and tools, plus technical and critical support. Farmstudio is flexible how you structure your time and work – the stay ranges between three and six days for work and installation. The call is open to group projects, a cooperation of various artists or to combinations of individual realizations. It is possible to come and visit us prior to the residency. Upon agreement, permanent artworks and environment changes are possible.

Two dates are available:

17th – 23rd May: residency + opening,  exhibited till the end of August
20th – 26th September : residency + opening,  exhibited till the end of the year

Apply by 14th March 2020 by sending the brief project proposal and documentation of your work (pictures, portfolio or web link) to opencall [op] farmstudio [punt] cz
Please do not forget to state the preferred date of your exhibition. Two project will be selected for each date.
The results will be announced on 20th March 2020.

More information about Farmstudio available on and FB Farmstudio

We offer

– Accommodation and workspace at Farmstudio cultural centre
(bedroom – individual or shared, kitchen, bathroom, common room, bicycles, WiFi)
– Exhibition launch accompanied with a full-day art & culture festival at Farmstudio, broad publicity
– Professional photo documentation of the work and the exhibition launch
– Workshop equipped with basic tools and machinery
– Local material available (stones, bricks, roof tiles, wood and more)
– Beautiful and inspiring location of Kokorin natural reserve
– Large format digital (photo) printing with member pricing

We are unable to provide direct financial support, however, we shall gladly provide you a letter of recommendation for grant institutions or universities.

email: opencall [at]
08/02/2020 - 15:53

Call for One-Minute Video Work "Attitude-60 Seconds"-One Minute Video Exhibition

Call for One-Minute Video Work


"Attitude-60 Seconds"-One Minute Video Exhibition

The Spring Festival of 2020 is an indescribable day. China is going through an unprecedented test. Due to the large-scale spread of new coronaviruses, Wuhan has announced that it will be closed for 17 days. Disaster, Beijing 2102 Art Center is soliciting 100 one-minute video works. Creators are not limited in age, nationality, and profession. They use art to express themselves as an independent body of life, facing unexpected changes, facing disaster and suffering, and facing all impermanent attitudes. Support each other with courage, love and strength. Sadness is not just the disaster itself, but after the disaster, maybe people will make the same mistakes again and again, and there will be other accidents, unsatisfactory, waiting quietly for us. But disaster may not necessarily be a bad thing. When things go well, love, integrity, and responsibility between people are the icing on the cake. When the disaster comes, wisdom and virtue become necessities, which affect everyone's life and death. Disasters are tragic and tragic, but only disasters are best qualified to prove the value of good things.


Beijing 2102 Art Center is an organization dedicated to the promotion of Chinese contemporary art and international cultural exchanges. Since its establishment, it has conducted exchange exhibitions in nearly 20 countries and has cooperated with 30 foreign art institutions many times. This time I hope to achieve the widest range of promotion in the simplest and fastest way.

Submission Deadline: Feb.28, 2020

Requirements: One minute video, titled "Attitude-60 Seconds".

File must less than 100 MB, mov or mp4 format

Attach artist resume: pdf format

No more than two pages, indicating name, gender, occupation, graduation college, major, exhibitions attended, awards, etc.

Submission Email: 541856870 [op] qq [punt] com


1. Online exhibition, one month, start from March.1,2020

2. On-site screening will be exhibited in related art institutions in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities

3. International promotion. The 100 video works will be promoted in professional institutions in Italy, the United States, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Russia, India, South Africa and other countries within the next year.

email: yingwuzy [at]
06/02/2020 - 20:25
United States

Katonah Museum of Art International Juried Biennial

The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, June 28 to October 4, 2020. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors who are interested in the idea and form of the archive. The goal is to present a broad range of contemporary work that addresses the ways historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed. In the process of organizing this exhibition, the KMA hopes to build networks of artists around the world.


The deadline for submission of artworks is April 3, 2020. 


More information, including important dates and directions for submission, is available at

email: ehandlin [at]
06/02/2020 - 17:34

Open call for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2021: Quiet Riot

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is calling for proposals for Fringe 2021: Quiet Riot!


The next edition’s theme of ‘Quiet Riot’ invites us to consider what resistance means today. Do protests necessarily have to be associated with destruction, or is there a place for quiet riots?


We are looking for performance and live art works that will fall within that theme. Specifically, we are interested in original, process-driven, well researched works that prioritise social engagement and critical inquiry in the creation process.


Deadline for applications: Friday 6 March 2020, noon GMT +8.


There is no fee required to submit an application.

email: info [at]