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

02/10/2020 - 22:48
United States

Call for Artists: The Art of the Mark

The Art Guild invites all artists, high school and older, to submit artworks for consideration for “The Art of the Mark: Abstract Show” a Juried Competition and Exhibition.   


Abstract art has its own language using color, form, shape, line, texture, and marks. The marks you make as an abstract artist are intensely personal. Successful mark-making can communicate ideas or emotions.

Which marks are yours?


CRITERIA All styles from non-objective to abstracted realism are welcome. All works must be original and have been created in the last five years. References used in the creation of the submitted work must be the artist’s own, or copyright-released for use in this work. Works previously exhibited at The Art Guild Gallery will not be considered.


MEDIUMS Included but not limited to: acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, printmaking, sculpture, or watercolor. NO Photography, Copies, Master Copies, Reproductions OR Giclees.


JUROR OF AWARDS: Karli Wurzelbacher, PhD, Curator at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY.

email: info [at]
02/10/2020 - 01:26
United States

Emerging Artists 2021

This is the 29th annual competition for gallery exhibition and $1000 cash award.  This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of "Emerging Artists." The exhibition will be held March 4 - 27, 2021 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. Entry information online at:

email: slowart [at]
30/09/2020 - 23:25
Russian Federation


DEADLINE: October 20

Artists, scientists, researchers, and students are invited to participate in collective Grounding, a process of sharing knowledge and exhibiting art projects that focus on soil in various contexts, from environmental to philosophical. Participation can take the forms of art projects, lectures, and workshops.

In the face of an environmental crisis and an accelerating growth race, we propose to shift our focus to what is under our feet – the soil. Including the object of scientific study in an unusual context will reveal the artistic potential of soil science, as well as raise the question of the relevance of the ideas of its founder V. Dokuchaev and his student V. Vernadsky. Placing the object of scientific study in an unusual context will reveal the artistic potential of soil science, as well as raise the question of the relevance of the ideas of its founders V. Dokuchaev and V. Vernadsky.

Applications for participation in the exhibition and educational program are accepted until October 20 (inclusive).

For more information, follow the link:

email: grounding [at]
30/09/2020 - 21:15




Free participation
any works is possible to Christmas Ideas

curator : roberto orsetti
info email : apro [punt] projects [op] email [punt] it
send your works to 
apro.projects , via Scaffa 80, 03033 ARPINO FR ITALY

theme : Christmas
-Painting, Drawing, and Print
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Collage art
-Mail art

Kid friendly 
Any dimensions and forms. No Maxi or Mininum size 
The works will not be returned
No selection, no sale, no jury
Submission due date 30 NOVEMBER 2020
Exhibition date : DECEMBER 2020
Exhibition address : CENTRO SAMANTHA , ARPINO (FR) ITALY

Excluding the Mail art pornographic, racist, nazi, homophobic, blasphemous, sexist, etc.

email: apro.projects [at]
30/09/2020 - 20:08

New Talents 2020 - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!

We are looking for emerging talents to contribute to the future of our international platform for contemporary photography. Take part in our final show of the year in Berlin and become one of our new talents of 2020! 

For this special occasion, we invite you to share what really matters to you and intrinsically moves you in your quest for images. Let it be experimental, documentary, portrait, travel, city scapes or any other approach to photography - show us your talent by revealing what is at the heart of YOUR work. There is no theme for this open call, all styles and techniques are welcome. The participating artists will be selected through an international jury of photographers and curators. The call is open to all ages, nationalities and levels of experience: we look forward to discovering new visions of photography through your most personal approaches to image making. Inspire us by sharing what you are most passionate about!


Application deadline: November 1, 2020


Info & submissions:



© image by Weronika Perłowska, from the series "Anger detracts from her beauty"

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
29/09/2020 - 16:38

Performing Arts Conference in Austria

"Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" 

is the annual international multidisciplinary conference exploring 

the bridge 

between the "traditional" and the "contemporary" in performing arts. 

The conference meeting is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries and disciplines 
who are interested in the practical research of how traditional methods are or can be applied to the contemporary performing arts works! 

Participants of the conference can be: 

performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics, arts journalists and artists who are interested in sharing, creating and exchanging with like-minded professionals from around the globe! 

The conference offers a unique opportunity: 


- to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal processes, performance practices;
- to become familiar with diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired by the world traditional heritage;
- in a short amount of time get an introduction to the most up-to-date performing arts topics, techniques and practices; 
- to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in a multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.

The program includes practical workshops and seminars, performances and works-in-progress, photo and video presentations, interactive lectures, research papers, discussions and more events. 

The conference working language is English.




Check All Information:


email: iugte.projects [at]
29/09/2020 - 16:36

9-days Physical Theatre Program in Austria

International Physical Theatre Lab and IUGTE Conference

12 - 21 December 2020

Laubegg Castle - Ragnitz, Austria


The program includes intensive practical training, lectures and discussions 

with the theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko 

and the program of IUGTE Conference with performing arts academics and professionals from around the world!


The workshop program is focused on the Ostrenko brothers approach of performers’ training, relying on the Russian Theatre Tradition, as well as the newest experiments in performing arts. Performer's physicality in the methods of K.Stanislavsky, M.Chekhov, Vs.Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Tai-chi for performers, improvisation, movement directing and teaching. These are some of the elements uniquely transformed and combined in Ostrenko's teaching system to suit the needs of contemporary performers, directors, and teachers.

Participants will practically explore the performer's physicality as the principal creative instrument, the key to form and style an atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, stepping beyond the limits of normative text-based acting.



email: iugte.projects [at]
29/09/2020 - 00:03
United States

OPEN CALL: Street Photography Exhibition

Downtown Arts Collective is now accepting submissions for an exhibition exploring street photography.


Artists from all over the world are invited to submit their work.

Selected works will be chosen by a jury and announced November 30th. 

30 Selected works will be printed and framed by DAC and exhibited in our gallery space on December 12th, 2020





email: gallery [at]
28/09/2020 - 17:10

Gomma Photography Grant 2020.


The microcosm of emotions, drama and wonders that unfolds on your doorstep/ outside your backdoor.


Approaching the seventh year, Gomma Photography Grant  is a contest dedicated to discovering and exposing talent;  both emerging and established.  It is well known for being ethical and quality-focused.  


Photographers that have been selected by the Gomma Grant  are known to have grown their reputation, published books  and continued to win awards.  


With this year’s edition Gomma Grant invites photographers  to draw from their daily routine/struggles and transform them  to meet, touch and reflect upon the global state of mind.  


The contest is open to everyone: any medium,  black & white or colour, analogue or digital.  With the current global crisis in mind we decided to donate all profits generated to charities battling COVID-19.


 This year’s final deadline is Tuesday 3rd of November.





email: gommaonline [at]
27/09/2020 - 19:13


It’s said by many scholars and great psychologists that one of the fastest things that our brains perceive is contrast. 


With this exhibition we aim to create a “Colour Boom” in our gallery and in our guests minds- a symphony of colours.  


The main requirement is the following- 


Each submitted work must have at least 5 colours in the composition! 



Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully.


To apply for “COLOUR BOOM” simply email us 3 images of your work (3 different works) Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words at boomergallery [op] gmail [punt] com


Eligible media but not limited: 





-digital art 






To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £165 fee for each  participating artist as we only charge 15% sales commission and that includes: 


-printed catalogs 


-graphic designer 


-mix finger food 


-professional photographer 




Important dates: 


- the open call will run until 09 October

- artworks delivery date is 15 October

- the exhibition will run from 16 October to 22 October with a private view on 16 October - 6 to 9 pm at our gallery space in Aldgate. 




We are situated right in the heart of artistic London: 


- Aldgate East 1 min 

- Aldgate 2 min 

- Whitechapel 4 min

- Shoreditch high street 8 min

- Liverpool Street 9 min

- Tower Hill 9 min

- Monument 12 min 

- Bank 12 min 

- Cannon Street 15 min 

- Old street 18 min 

- Mansion house 18 min 

- Moorgate 18 min 




We had a lot of enquires from foreign artists to exhibit with us but sometimes shipping the work to London in time might be a bit difficult in this challenging period, that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative! If you are one of the accepted artist and you find it hard to ship your work to us, you can send us photos of your work and we can print and frame it for you. 


We have 3 available sizes for the frame: 


32/32 cm
30/40 cm 
40/50 cm 




Due to the latest governmental policy we can only allow 6 people at the time in the gallery. For this event we will have time slots of 30 minutes each- between  6 and  9 pm interval. To book a time slot simply email us at boomergallery [op] gmail [punt] com




As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for. 




Good luck to you all!

email: boomergallery [at]