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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30/01/2019 - 14:44

24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art


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The organizers of the 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art invite artists to contribute their edgy takes on the concept of the public sphere. The exhibition will present contemporary art and cartoons addressing the following topics:


public space
public art
public debate
public broadcasting
public interest
public threat/security
and other whatchamacallits with public dimension.


47 years of poking fun at issues of utmost social significance give us the confidence that it is time to call on humour in order to deconstruct and redefine whatever is left of the concept of publicness.


The twenty-fourth edition of the Biennial will open on May 17th, 2019. The works selected by the jury will be on display at the Museum of Humour and Satire from May 18th until September 30th, 2019. The Biennial will feature a competition and a curated exhibition. The competition will be held in two sections – cartoon and contemporary art.


The full conditions of entry and the entry-form are published on the Biennial website; Gabrovo Biennial fb page:; Open call fb event:


In order to apply, artists should fill in the online form with their proposals until March 8th, at midnight, Bulgarian time (GTM+2). The selection of the works will be done by an international panel of jurors. The selected artists must send their original works within the indicated deadline.


Address for contact: biennial [op] humorhouse [punt] bg





Margarita Dorovska



email: biennial [at]
28/01/2019 - 22:43

AIMAE: Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019

AIMAE: Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition 2019

May 27 - June 16

Submission Deadline: April 17, 2019


For professional artists, the rising cost of shipping restricts one’s participation in international exhibitions, exposure and competitions. The Federation of Canadian Artists has made an exhibition that significantly reduces these costs. We present an entire show of artwork delivered in envelopes. This is our international exhibition with low shipping costs, and $2000 in cash prizes!


Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 4B7

The Federation of Canadian Artists is a registered charity founded in 1941 by professional Canadian working artists including Group of Seven luminaries Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, and A.Y. Jackson.

Comprised of over 2,800 members, the FCA displays a new exhibition every two weeks, and offers educational opportunities to emerging and established artists.



Submit online:

email: fcagallery [at]
28/01/2019 - 19:15

call 4 workshop proposals in Turin

KaninchenHaus artist-run-organization  is glad to announce the new international open call to collect proposals to organize a programme of workshops for the year 2019 in the spaces of viadellafucina16 condominio-museo, in Turin, Italy.

The call is addressed to artists of any nationality and discipline, experienced in teaching to other artists and interested in exploring the cultural scene of Turin, Italian capital of contemporary art, and the specific context of viadellafucina16, one of the most innovative residency programmes for artists in the world.

Our goal is encouraging new occasions of international mobility and mutual learning and bringing to our city the most innovative and experimental experiences in every fields of contemporary creation.

To the artists who are going to apply is requested to indicate a fee for their workshop session/masterclass comprehensive of roundtrip costs from their town to Turin.

Accommodation will be offered by Kaninchen-Haus within the condominium-museum.

Workshops can last from one to three days (Friday to Sunday).

They can be addressed indistinctly to professionals, amateurs or both.

In case of selection, the activation of all workshops will depend on the reaching of the minimum number of subscribers in order to cover the costs. 

The project is supported by fUNDER35.


For apply click the link:

email: hallo [at]
28/01/2019 - 17:37

Public Art Network Year In Review

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) 2019 PAN Year in Review application accepts submissions of public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1st to December 31st, 2018. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. Three public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.


Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET.


Selected projects are recognized during Americans for the Arts annual Public Art Preconference and Main Convention, announced nationally through social media and a press release, provided a formal letter and certificate of recognition and are invited to participate in an ARTSblog blog salon.

email: jflores [at]
28/01/2019 - 10:25


Exhibition November 2 – 24, 2019


Entry period: November 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019


Zebrastraat 32/001
9000 Ghent


Entry forms and guidelines are available at


Organisation: Liedts-Meesen Foundation


The professional jury is composed of:

The Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Jean-Marie Dallet (Artist, research professor at the Université Paris 8), Stef Van Bellingen (Consultant for Zebrastraat / Artistic leader VZW Warp), Paul Dujardin (Artistic Director Bozar), Nick Ervinck (artist, winner of the update_2 public award), Yves Bernard (Artistic Director iMal), Alain Thibault (Artistic Director Elektra), Ralph Dum (Scientific officer and senior expert of the European Commission) and Karen Helmerson (Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)).



During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years we organize a biennial called update_, and the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) contest, which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture.

NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector.


The mission of NTAA

NTAA’s mission is to expand the scope of contemporary artistic creations and traditional media with works using contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: treatment of sounds and light, use of new media, application of innovative evolutions in communications, telecommunications and broadcasting, centered on the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. These descriptions are in no way restrictive and should be interpreted in the broadest way possible.


General guidelines for entry in the NTAA competition

The aim of the competition is to present works in accordance with NTAA's mission. The submitted work may have been exhibited previously, but the jury reserves the right to exclude creations that turn out to be not realizable within the limits of the practical possibilities of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation, keeping in mind that the works will be displayed during the exhibition. The basic equipment is available and at the disposal of the selected artists; specific and special equipment must be provided for and lent by the artists for the duration of the exhibition.

This international competition is open to all age groups and to all nationalities. Artists can present their candidacy for one art work less than two years old at the time of its submission, but which may already have been exhibited. English is the working language.

There is no artist fee. Costs regarding transport, accommodation and installation will be reimbursed by the organisation.

The 20 projects selected by the jury will be rendered public at the website in June 2019.



A cash award of 5,000 euro will be allocated to a work and to its creator. Moreover, the jury reserves the right to award an honorable mention to an artist. The Liedts-Meesen Foundation and the jury reserve the right to not award the prize and to transfer it to the next exhibition. There will also be a public prize and a prize of the European Commission. The winners will be announced at the final day of the exhibition.

email: annelies [at]
25/01/2019 - 18:46
United States

CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition

CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition
Juror: Christina Rees, Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire
5&J Gallery: 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

Presented by Charles Adams Studio Project, CASPFEST is an inaugural two-night festival of art, film, & music, which aims to showcase exceptional contemporary arts. The national art exhibition is juried by Christina Rees, the films curated by Paul Allen Hunton & Jonathan Seaborn, & the music will feature bands from across the state of Texas. This is the first annual event of its kind, & will take place April 26th through April 27th, at the 5&J Gallery in Lubbock, Texas.


Juror | Christina Rees | Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire
Christina Rees is the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire. Prior to joining Glasstire full-time in 2014, Rees served as an editor at both The Met and D Magazine, as a full-time art and music critic at the Dallas Observer, and has also covered art and music for the Village Voice and other publications. After stints living in London and New York in the early aughts, Rees returned to Dallas. She was previously the owner and director of Road Agent Gallery in Dallas, and the curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. In 2017, Rees was the winner of the national $50,000 Rabkin Prize for Arts Journalism.



DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2019

email: art [at]
25/01/2019 - 12:59
United Kingdom

Open Call: Contemporary Landscapes

Apply via our online portal:



What’s the theme?

This year’s theme is Contemporary Landscapes. The theme can relate loosely or strictly, as long as the theme is justified. We are looking for creative, innovative and inspiring artworks that connect to landscapes in many styles and genres:


Pop Art              Abstract             Modern             Expressionism             Minimalism

Graffiti               Art Deco             Realism             Cubism                        Surrealism 




What type of artwork can I submit?

We are accepting a wide range of mediums so feel free to be creative and open with any ideas! 


Painting             Photography             Prints             Sculpture             Collage

Ornaments        Drawing




Entries open:  17th January 2019

Entries Deadline: 4th June 2019 

Judging: 5th- 6th June 2019

Exhibition dates: 25th June - 9th July 2019


Artwork delivery dates: 18th- 22ndJune 2019 

Artwork collection dates: 10th- 13thJuly 2019 





15 winners to exhibit in a two-week group show 

1 lucky artist will be awarded a one-year representationby the 508 Gallery!Coming on board as a resident artist means you will be part of the 508 Family and will be added as an artist on our website along-side management of regular PR and Social media updates. Involvement in Exhibitions during the year (2-3 times per year) (special Guest to award winner) 



£20 / 1 Submission

£25 / 2 Submissions

£30 / 3 Submissions






email: luanna [at]
24/01/2019 - 21:16
United States

23rd Annual No Dead Artists: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art


JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts an annual call for artists for the 23rd Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 17 JUNE 2019 and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of three prestigious arts professionals. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings on 7 September 2019, 6-9pm.

The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. NO DEAD ARTISTS has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South. 

The exhibition's name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. NO DEAD ARTISTS turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the '90s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States and the call went international in 2014.

Each year, hundreds of artists submit thousands of works with the hope of being in the select few to exhibit at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. The exhibition is reviewed annually by D. Eric Bookhardt (Artpapers and Gambit Weekly). The opening reception marks the beginning of the arts season in New Orleans and is attended by thousands of art enthusiasts. 

The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year the gallery invites a panel of renowned arts professionals and collectors to select the newest creative talents.

As the GRAND PRIZE, one jury-winning artist is awarded a solo exhibition at JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY to take place the following year.




NO DEAD ARTISTS is an INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS, open to living artists of all ages, emerging and established, working throughout the world. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, performance, mixed media and installation art. 

Each application must be accompanied by an ENTRY FEE of $35.00 made through Paypal once you have completed the submission process. 

Each entrant is allotted up to five image/video submissions and three details for each. All images must be in .jpg format and videos in .mov format. All works must be for sale. 

Any winning entry will be subject to a standard 50% gallery sales commission in the event that it is sold. 

The artist is responsible for ALL shipping costs including return shipping of all unsold work and import/export duties and taxes.

email: info [at]
23/01/2019 - 19:47
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 33 (April 2019)

Average Art is an industry focused art magazine. Our goal is to draw attention to self representing artists. We are now taking entries for the April edition of Average Art Magazine.

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work. Also send us any information you think is relevant. Any text needs to be kept brief as we get hundreds of submissions.

DEADLINE: 22nd March 2019

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: april [at]
23/01/2019 - 00:14

Istanbul Fringe Festival

When: 18-22 September, 2019 Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019 Istanbul, a fascinating and historical city built on two continents, is finally hosting a fringe festival! The festival will bring together artworks and workshops produced in the disciplines of theater, dance and performance during 5 days in September 2019. This first edition offers both local and international artists a platform to showcase their work in several stages located on European and Asian side of Istanbul. This is a great opportunity for artists to meet and interact between themselves and the audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network. What we offer: – Accommodation in volunteer houses during the festival – Meal on the day of your performance – Public transportation on the day of your performance – Venue, technical support and promotion – 50% of the box-office – Free access to all the events in the festival (requires reservation) Unfortunately we can’t offer you a round trip ticket between your hometown and Istanbul in our first edition, but we would be happy to help you contact the embassy of your country in Istanbul. How to apply: Find the application form on Please send your payment receipt to info [op] fringeistanbul [punt] com Costs for participants: 25 euros Payment details: Account Holder’s Name: Emre YILDIZLAR Account Number: 377-0575157-81 BE36 3770 5751 5781 Swift Code: BBRUBEBB

email: info [at]