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

30/04/2020 - 02:01

Art Vancouver 2020 - Call for Artists

The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art Vancouver, an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Art Vancouver is the perfect west coast setting for those looking to showcase their artwork on an international stage, with galleries, dealers, collectors, art aficionados, and art lovers from all over the world in attendance. For four days, September 24-27, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work from artists and galleries across Canada and the world.

Different booth sizes are available. Please submit your applications before the deadline of September 1st, 2020, as booths are subject to availability.

Please visit our website for more information, or email exhibitors [op] artvancouver [punt] net to request an Information Package. 

email: media [at]
29/04/2020 - 20:54

Virtual Cocoons

This virtual exhibition will explore how the digital space provides us with coping mechanisms* while the quarantine is causing rapid changes to our physical and emotional world.

We want to map the landscape of these mechanisms, and investigate their potential to become new normalities. As we fall deeper into our digital selves, we reflect on our involuntary cocooning. What old and new coping mechanisms are we mobilising while we cocoon? How do they help us transition into a new normal?

We are calling for digital artists that reflect on quarantine-related problem-solving strategies, such as alternative methods of emotional and social support. Examples include; bodily or mental relaxation, breathwork and meditation techniques, digital pleasure and play, digital communication, protest, interventions, readjusting language, and (re)creating physical artwork online.

* Coping mechanisms are the strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage painful or difficult emotions. We are using it in the widest sense of the word – mechanisms that help us acclimatise to sudden situational shifts.

email: agnes [at]
28/04/2020 - 21:57

OpenSculpture 2020


Deadline for Submissions: MAY 31, 2020 

Duration: JULY 1, 2020 - NO DEADLINE  
Application fee: FREE 

Location: NO BORDERS


Artists are invited to propose up to 3 works that are relevant to the subject, sculpture and installations. Works must stand in nature or urban space. Artist should send up to 5 photos, GPS location of works or name of location on info [op] opensculpture [punt] org. Works will be published on, social media and online magazines. Artist will be informant about  every presentation.


OpenSculpture are discovering relations between open spaces, nature and human influence. Help us to build a network of sculptures with reminds of social relation and human influence to landscape. Fore more information you can visit or

email: info [at]
website: http://www.opensculpture
27/04/2020 - 07:00

Call for artists and art curator maximum reward of $10,000

This is the online gallery project of new era!

We are an online art gallery created by artists and curators from around the world.
We like to make the best online art gallery by collecting artworks that can be found online.
We need your help on this.
Let’s make a new phase of art history!


The best artwork is rewarded weekly. Maximum reward is $10,000.

In order to collect excellent artworks from all over the world, we have decided to ask this task to art curator in public. A person who submits the most fascinating artwork will be rewarded. We will judge the submitted artworks strictly by reviewing them manually and evaluating them fairly. The best and some of the winner’s artworks will be posted on our online gallery.


How to apply

Register as an applicant and send an URL link of your artwork.
The gallery will accept artwork on any subject. Please submit an URL link of your artwork. The artwork can be anything from a picture from Facebook page or URL of imgur, as far as you think this is great art.

Which artwork would you like to bring into spotlight? Artwork of any theme and any time period are accepted.
E.g. Classical oil painting, drawing of a girl in anime, photo of a glass of Coca-Cola from Youtube screen, or your own art!  We are open to all kids of art.




Afiilitate register:


email: contact [at]
27/04/2020 - 04:39

Themed Online Exhibition Open Call - Independent & Image Art Space (China)

Exhibition theme: Re-see
In a certain sense, art calls on people to "re-see" constantly. The masterpieces of art in the museum attract generation to generation of viewers to appreciate and taste them again and again. They are mirrors for people understanding the past. For artists, artistic creation is also some kind of "re-see". Learn mature art skills and integrate them into your own creation; get creative inspiration from the works of previous art masters; transform your personal experience, memory, etc. into artworks; express your personal reflection about history, present, and future in an artistic language... Of course, there are many ways to "re-see".
For artists, to “re-see” doesn’t mean to follow the old rules. They often propose new readings and interpretations in the current cultural context. If there are no old things, how can the new things come. If one doesn’t know the “old”, how can he/she discover the "new". "Re-see" is to look back, but also to start off; it is about looking at the past, but more about looking into the future with new dimensions and perspectives.

Exhibition period (dates to be determined): June – July, 2020
Application deadline: May 15, 2020
Eligible application: there is no limit on the art medium, size, year of production, artist age or nationality, but the proposed works should response to the exhibition theme “Re-see”.

The selected artists will win:
- Chinese-English bilingual online exhibition at our website:
- Showcase the selected works on internationally influential art platform: ARTSY and ARTLAND
- Chinese-English bilingual promotion on popular Chinese social media: WeChat Public Account and Art Express App, on art platform: ARTSY Article, and on international social media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook;
- Email campaigns sending to our art collectors, introducing your artworks to Chinese art market;
- An interview with the artist, discovering stories behind the creation. The interview will be published on our promotional channels;
- Priority to our further events, including offline exhibitions in our Chongqing space, art projects, art fairs in China and internationally and other art events.

Application fee: 50 USD 
Payment method: PayPal, artiias [op] qq [punt] com

Application materials: 
Please send the following materials in a ZIP file to info [op] independentimage [punt] org, subject line “Open Call – Re-see”
- 3- 7 work images, JEPG, 300dpi, no larger than 5MB. Please provide the work information, including title, material, size, year of production, edition (if applicable).
- Artist CV;
- Artist statement, please explain how your works are related to the theme “Re-see”;
- payment receipt.

About Independent & Image Art Space
Founded in 2008, Independent & Image Art Space is located in 501 Art Base, which is the most important art zone in Chongqing, next door to one of China’s top art university — Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.
Independent & Image Art Space has been paying close attention to the development of Chinese and international contemporary art. With an open attitude towards the global art scene and unique art vision, Independent & Image Art Space endeavors to participate in the practices of Chinese contemporary art development, especially to improve a deeper understanding of contemporary art in our society.
During the years, we have held numerous solo and group exhibitions for our artists as well as international cultural exchange events, displaying the artworks of photography, painting, sculpture, installation, new media art, etc. We present during the exhibitions related thematic lectures, seminars and workshops.


Email: info [op] independentimage [punt] org

email: info [at]
24/04/2020 - 17:40

United Nations is looking for artists!

The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. To mark this special occasion, the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and Artivive are launching a call for artists to create posters about peacemaking and peacebuilding, which also utilize augmented reality technology.


The leading themes are “Futuring Peace”, “Bringing together those who have been fighting,” and “Creating a bridge across peoples in conflict zones”. Artists are invited to interpret and present their own vision of what peace means, based on the history of the UN’s actions.


Don't miss a chance to be:


  • one of the 10 artists, whose own poster would be displayed in main UN Secretariat Building in New York;
  • one of the three artists to be invited for a visit to the UN Headquarters in New York!


No application fees from your side, only your talent!


Important is that your poster comes alive. Wonder how to do that? Visit our web site to learn how to make your artwork an augmented reality artwork! Animators, Ilustrators, video content creators are welcome to join, as well as all type of creators.


For further information on application process and requirements please follow the link:

email: daria [at]
24/04/2020 - 17:36

NextGen 7.0

Application Deadline: May 20, 2020 11:59 PM NextGen 7.0 is calling all DMV aspiring artists.
VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 7.0. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this iteration of Next Gen will be held in an online gallery from June 10 - August 9, 2020. This will present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience to exhibit their work in a professional online gallery.
*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!
VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.
Online applications are due by May 20, 2020, 11:59 pm at 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.
After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by May 28. 
All submissions will be juried by professional artists and curators (names to be announced).
Keep in mind that in order to be accepted into the exhibition, you are expected to submit high quality images (at least 300 DPI) of your accepted artwork to the gallery by May 20, by 11:59 PM. Artwork will not be accepted after this available date.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2020, 11:59 PM
This year the jurors are: Leslie Holt -
Shanè K. Gooding -
Required Application Materials: - Application Form - High Res images with captions, for up to 5 works of art - Film and video pieces are welcome: 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total. Videos must be in .mp4 or .mov file format. - Images must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. - Artist Statement (250 Word Maximum) - Artist Bio (150 Word Maximum) - Resume/ CV - Application Fee ($5.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or PayPal. Financial assistance available upon a need basis. Contact fmccauley [op] visartscenter [punt] org for more information.
It can be intimidating to create an artist résumé with little or no experience, but a great résumé is one that is clear, organized and simple. Experiences you can include may be from exhibiting in student art shows, to assisting at camps or even teaching. Here are a great number of resources to help you create a competitive application and to develop your professional practices as an artist: Artist statement and artist biography Services/ArtistStatementBio11.pdf Artist Résumé Curriculum Vitae (CV) For information on Exhibition and Sale of Artwork Guidelines for presenting works in digital format Submission Guidelines: - Apply Online : Complete the online application through - Drop Off Accepted Artwork: Accepted Artwork must be dropped off anytime during the following hours at the 2nd floor Office at VisArts on Monday, June 1 between 10AM - 6PM. - Questions: Please send any questions via email with “VisArts NextGen 7.0 Open Call” in the subject line to Frank McCauley, Exhibitions Coordinator, at fmccauley [op] visartscenter [punt] org Application Fee: $5.00 Apply now!

email: Mkoeppel [at]
24/04/2020 - 02:22
United States

Call For Entries: JOY OF COLOR: Hue, Saturation, Value

CALL FOR ENTRIES The Art Guild invites all artists, 14 years and older (high school students may enter), to submit artworks for consideration for “JOY OF COLOR” a Juried Competition and Exhibition. From soothing pastels to vibrant monochromes and rainbows, color can be used to evoke emotions and moods. The variables of hue, saturation, luminosity, and lightness allow an artist to play and control the atmosphere in their work. Show us your individuality through color!


CRITERIA All styles from abstract to 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. The curating committee’s decision is final.


MEDIUMS Including but not limited to acrylic, oil, watercolor, photography, digital art, pastel, mixed media, collage, encaustic, etching/prints, or sculpture. (NO FAN ART)

Please be aware that the digital images you send should look as good as they possibly can since the images that will be displayed in our online gallery. Try to photograph your image in natural light, be sure that the image is straight and that there is no glare on glass or varnished surface.

ENTRY FEE(S)  Registration is required and non-refundable. 

Members: $20 (1-2 pieces) or $30 (an additional piece).
Non-members: $30 (1-2 pieces) or $40 (an additional piece)
Student members: $10 (1-2 pieces) or $20 (an additional piece)
No more than 3 works per artist


FINALISTS The Selection Committee will review all entries and notify each artist as to the acceptance of the submitted work. The Art Guild has the right, in its sole discretion, to choose which eligible entries will be accepted to be exhibited. All decisions are final. Artists whose work has been selected will be notified after May 29 either by email or here on the website.


AWARDS 1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100.

email: info [at]
23/04/2020 - 15:45


This is an open call for your voice. We want to listen to how you are experiencing the lockdown. We want to hear your stories, your feelings, your fears and hopes.

Voices from the Quarantine is an open platform, an agora for free expression, in the form of a collective podcast, available on Spotify, where anyone who wishes can record a voice note sharing their experience and toughts during the lockdown. A place sustained by the love for life, love for humanity and our need for each other.

There are two ways to participate:

You can send your audio recording (up to 5 minutes) alongside a photo of the view from your window via Whatsapp to: 0034651707324. Or email it to yourvoice [op] voicesfromthequarantine [punt] com

This is a human and artistic project, which has two main goals:

The first one is to become a common space for collective expression in pandemic times, a space for encounter through the voice, a voice liberated from the masks of the social media.  This is an invitation for your authentic voice, with no filter.  Something like a no filter open mic session. You can even use an alias or send an anonymous recording if you wish.

The second goal is to create something like a “black box”, a memoir by the voices of the end of an era. For that matter, your ideas for a future after the virus are more than welcome.


When the pandemic is over, these voices will be part of an artistic project.


This project is also avaiable in Spanish and Portuguese.

Please visit our website for more information:

email: yourvoice [at]
23/04/2020 - 14:19

STIFF 2020 / Don't Wait for the Late Deadline!


Student International Film Festival is now calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 7th festival edition.

We proudly accept entries via @FilmFreeway. Check out our listing and submit today!


Works entering the competition program must be original, student-created films or debutants films of all genres: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films. All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after 1st of January 2018. The films must be in English or with English subtitles and must be submitted via FilmFreeway platform. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is June 1st, 2020.


This year there’s also a special category dedicated to SOUND. In order to explore the sound in film and its impact on contemporary society, for the 2020 festival, we decided to create a special program named “Sound Occupation” where the role of sound is altered and placed in a dominant position, unlike the classic cinema experience. In this category, we are looking for films that build a film narrative through creative sound or music design, creating a powerful audio visual experience. This category is accepting fiction, animated, documentary and experimental films up to 60 min in length, produced after 1st of January 2015.

email: studentinternationalff [at]