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

30/08/2019 - 06:46
South Korea

Call for Artists: Over the Structures

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition, “Over the Structures.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with structures, frames, and/or topics of structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.

*Deadline: September 20, 2019

*The categories include:
-Painting, Drawing, and Print
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photograph & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art

-Photographs & 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 screen through a projector. If the work is required to be screened through a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.

-Painting, Sculpture, & 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: March 4 – 22, 2020

***The dates are subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video and/or up to 5 JPG images (100-500KB recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Over the Structures – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the show processing & maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message.

email: cicamuseum [at]
29/08/2019 - 19:09
United States

Public Art CA Open Call for Artists


The State of California will implement a permanent Public Art Program in Sacramento in conjunction with two new build projects, the New Natural Resource Headquarters, and the Health and Human Services Building. The Public Art Program aims to inspire world-class public artworks, engaging diverse voices in shaping our civic spaces. It is an opportunity for artists to create within the rich contexts of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), California Health and Human Services (CHHS). 


Four unique public art commission opportunities are open to artists through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). A short-list of artists will be selected from the RFQ respondents and will be invited to participate in a funded proposal round, Request for Proposals (RFP). The final commissions will be selected and awarded from the proposing artists. 


We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and applying to the commission that best suits their interests and practice. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists should submit Statements of Qualification (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple commissions. We invite artists to engage critically with the mission of the California Natural Resource Agency and California Health and Human Services, as well as the vision outlined in the Public Art Plan.


For application requirements and program information visit

email: Info [at]
29/08/2019 - 18:10

Artful women for skin

Mia Cosmetics in collaboration with ShowDesk activates the first Open Call for artist dedicated to the promotion of female artistic talent on the occasion of a new product line presentation. The project aims to reflect on the dynamics linked to industrial production trying to rethink production processes as useful opportunities to promote art. The goal is to experiment with a new approach to design which can generate opportunities and good social practices aimed at implementing ethical development models.

The winner, selected at jury discretion, can choose from the following prizes:

- Cash prize of € 1000 net of tax charges;
- 1000 euro shopping voucher to purchase Mia Cosmetics products;
- A 6-day artistic-educational residence in the heart of Naples with bed&breakfast formula and free access to the main places of historical and cultural interest in the city.

The winning work will be put in production on the occasion of the presentation of the new product line and spread throughout national and international territory in the months following the call deadline.
Part of the proceeds linked to the sales artist's packaging will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation for research and prevention of skin cancer.

Deadline: 10 September 2019

info and rules on

email: deborahcorno [at]
29/08/2019 - 03:43
United States

Falling Out of the Box

Falling Out of the Box is an annual jewelry and metal art design challenge and exhibit hosted by the Jansen Art Center Jewelry Studio. This is the 5th year for the challenge, which is designed to encourage artists to create something new, challenge themselves to use different materials and have fun sharing their work with a community of artists.


This year’s theme is Lost but not Forgotten. Everyone knows the sad tale of losing an earring from your favorite pair. Now what? Let the shapes, colors and designs of those missing earrings be your inspiration. Each box will contain an image of 3 earrings that are missing their pair and the artist will choose one to inspire a wearable jewelry piece that represents it. Artists can add additional materials to what is given in the box if they would like. The complete set of rules are listed below on the registration form which will open August 12 – September 5!


Purchase a material box and be apart of the fun! On September 3rd, the boxes will start being sent out and you can begin to create your piece. This is an opportunity to create competeively and exhibit your work here at the J! REGISTER NOW.

email: ashton [at]
29/08/2019 - 00:05

Award-Winning Into the Void Seeks Your Art for Issue 14

Award-winning Toronto-based literary magazine and publisher Into the Void seeks visual art for the cover and inside pages of Issue 14. No theme or submission fees. Send up to 12 images to art [op] intothevoidmagazine [punt] com. Low res. images are okay, but if accepted for publication high res. images will be required along with a short artist statement, artist bio, social media links, and optional artist photo. Payment is a token $5 per printed page of the magazine (or $15 for the cover) and a contributor copy of the magazine, with a contributor's discount available on extra copies. Deadline: September 21. Details:

email: philip.elliott [at]
28/08/2019 - 18:48

Abstractions│Call for Photographers and Visual Designers

ABSTRACTIONS Call for Exhibition

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city. May 2020


"Abstraction", from the Latin "abstractio", is the process of thought for which an element is isolated from all the others to which it was connected and is considered as a particular object of research, the same procedure that tends to separate the essential qualities of an object to obtain the universal concept about that.

We find a procedural peculiarity in the expressive language adopted in the twentieth century with the artists who interpret abstract art, where the separation operation is carried out with the intention of exalting that still too unknown side of the human being: emotionality and perceptions subjective of reality. It is thus that form becomes the result of the encounter between man and the world, in an alternation of empathy, of getting closer to reality and escaping from it.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th February 2020


email: info [at]
28/08/2019 - 15:23

switch 2019: open call


The annual switch event will take place this year from 3rd-10th of November, in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland. 


switch locates itself outside of the big city and locates itself in the rhythm of a smaller place.


We are inviting artists working with film / moving image / lens based Media, to consider an application for switch 2019.


switch began in 2008 showing eight works by eight artists in eight locations in Nenagh town centre. For the 11th edition of this event we are making again an open call to all artists working with film, lens based media and moving image to submit one work. 


switch 2019 is eight works, eight locations, eight artists.


Scope of Proposal:


switch 2019 will be 8 lens based works by 8 artists.


These works will be installed in 8 different locations throughout the town centre of Nenagh and will run simultaneously from 4pm to midnight daily for one week.

The event itself will be accompanied by a small publication & a website.

You are invited to submit a proposal to show your lens based works. Please include a short statement describing your proposal and include a bio.




An artist fee of Euro 225 will be paid to each artist for the showing of the work. [Please note VAT charges may be applicable.]




Please send us your proposal to: switch [punt] information [op] gmail [punt] com. Closing date for proposal: Friday 27th September 2019.


The work can be sent to us for viewing purposes as links to vimeo/youtube or via dropbox, wetransfer or alternative: quicktime movies & mp4’s work best.


some notes:


the installed videos will be shown without sound
the video works will be situated in the public sphere
works will be shown on a constant loop from 4pm to midnight every day of the week of 3rd – 10th November 2019
exhibited works will be shown using a Media-player & a projector
the format of showing the work is by using large windows as projection screens.


Looking forward to hearing from you, best wishes




switch project Tipperary Ireland.

email: switch.information [at]
27/08/2019 - 14:11


STIFF film festival is looking for the most creative GIF films/animations to be featured in the special exhibition during 6th STIFF film festival Rijeka, Croatia.


Submit your best GIF to STIFF by September 5th, 2019 to stiff [punt] gif [op] gmail [punt] com



More info:

email: stiff.gif [at]
26/08/2019 - 03:58
United States

Captured - A Photography Exhibition

MEDIUM: Analog or Digital Photography

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Artist Notification: September 8, 2019
Art Delivery Date: Between September 26  and 30, 2019
Artist Reception: October 3, 2019
SHOW RUNS: October 3 to October 26, 2019

Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Entry $35 for up to 3 images


Las Laguna Gallery  is seeking photographers working in a variety of mediums.

Photography provides many things; proof that something happened, the ability to capture a moment or memories, or as a means of communication. Is your work innovative and interesting? Will your submission be artistic or awe-inspiring?


We are looking for works that excite and inspire. Works that could make your viewer laugh or you’re your viewer cry. We’d like to see works that show your ingenuity, talent, heart, and perception.



email: laslagunagallery [at]
26/08/2019 - 03:54
United States

Exceptional Talents: All Media/Open Theme Exhibition

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3 images
ARTIST/GALLERY SPLIT: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery


For this Call for Art, Mona Niko Gallery is seeking Exceptional talents. This is no theme for this exhibition and this exhibition is open to any type of media including small and large sculptures.


This call for art is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.


Multiple art mediums are encouraged and will be considered in this call for art. Acrylic, Airbrush, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Ceramics Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Photo Assemblage, Printmaking, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, Video and Watercolor.

No work that requires special hanging or special installation instructions will be accepted.



email: monanikogallery [at]