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

19/11/2018 - 20:13




Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019 (Midnight EST)

Curator Selection: On or before January 11, 2019
Artist Notification: On or before January 14, 2019

Grant Notification: On or before January 14, 2019

Exhibit Opens: January 31, 2019 is proud to announce the international art call for an exhibition and Fine Art Grant “Blue 2019".

Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, "Blue 2019" at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 30,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc. One artist’s work will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” of $500. That artist’s work will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen and on all online marketing.


Grant Information
Grant Recipients
Dedicated Marketing
Art Market News


“Blue 2019” The art created of any subject that is enhanced by the use of the color blue, whether it is a single dot of blue or a completely blue image.  The color blue should enhance the narrative of the works subject as blue can imply many emotions, symbolisms or feelings, from the blue marble we call earth to our emotions expressed in Blues music. Blue can express the future, good feelings, happiness, prosperity, ocean or sky, and we can feel blue, etc. It can be used to enhance, emphasize or be a focal point in the art. The artwork can be expressed from representational, expressionistic, surrealistic and or abstraction.

Eligibility: This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction.

Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists:

Gallery 25N's mission is to provide artists with exposure and extensive marketing of their art and accomplishments to our international list of clientele. and will co-market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide in the following ways:

Grant Opportunity: Recipient of the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" will receive $500.00. This artist's creation will become the image of the exhibition and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and on all online marketing for the exhibit. In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 30,000 recipients worldwide. The artist will also be featured in the Art Market News letter.
Invitations: An electronic invitation for the online exhibit's opening will be sent to the combined international clientele lists of and These lists exceed 30,000 recipients.
Press Release: Press release announcements will be sent out for the opening of the Group Exhibit. The press releases will provide an international buzz about the exhibit and the artists' work.
Event Listings & Calendars: The group exhibits will also be promoted in numerous online event listings. These event lists not only provide a timely promotion of the exhibit they also provide ongoing social media marketing.
Social Media Marketing: The exhibition, artists and their artworks will be marketed through, International Artists Directory and Gallery 25N's social media-marketing networks via LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tweeter, GooglePlus, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and YouTube.
Art Market News:The artists and the exhibition will be featured in "Art Market News™" with over 26,000 subscribers in the art market place worldwide. Subscribers consist of art buyers, fine art galleries, corporate art buyers, exhibit curators, fine art agents, architects, property developers, interior designers and art lovers. provides links back to the artists' website.
Online Presence: After the exhibit ends, the artists' exhibit will remain in the "Past Exhibits" section of Gallery 25N's website with a back-link to the artist's websites.
Video: A video is created of the artists work and exhibit for publication on Gallery 25N's website and YouTube Channel with over 53,000 views to date.

Submission Fee

Entry Fee: $25 for up to three entries and $5 for each additional image.
(No limit on the number of additional entries submitted.)


Submit Your Art:



email: support [at]
19/11/2018 - 18:01

Strangelove A Queer Festival


Deadline: 31.12.2018









Here is your call for a queer celebration of fierce beings!


Release your inner fairy or beast! Tease us, poke us! We are uniting again under our lovely and monstrous expressions. Let’s go wild!


By exploring gender and sexuality in many of its campy manifestations, Strangelove Festival is back in town and looking for queer artists to enable non-binary identities, instincts and curiosities.


Are you a filmmaker, visual artist, musician, writer or performer experimenting queer art in unexpected and gorgeous ways? Then send us your work! Our call is open between 15 November - 31 December 2018. Submit via our website!


Don't be deadly, just be cuddly! Show us your love!




STRANGELOVE is an alternative arts festival on the topic of gender diversity and sexual orientation.Strangelove festival programs queer films, (interactive) performances, dance, visual arts, photography, literature, music and workshops.


‘Queer’ is a term that cannot be caged. It defies any parochialism, especially in terms of gender and sexual orientation. ‘Queer’ originally means ‘odd’, but also ‘faggot’. Strangelove embraced the term as a badge of honor.


Strangelove not only presents artistic work, but also functions as a creative platform for artists and activists exploring themes such as transgender, man/woman imaging, gender roles, feminism, sexual orientation, sexuality, counter culture and the political and social status of LGBTIQ people.


Additionally Strangelove is a meeting place where queers and anyone interested in the topic is invited to an open dialogue.Strangelove toured various cultural venues in Antwerp in the previous years (Extra City, ‘t Werkhuys, Froefroe Theatre, Zirkus, Carwash Theatre) and is organised from June 8th-9th in Het Bos in Antwerp.

email: interzonevzw [at]
19/11/2018 - 10:37


November 2 – 24, 2019

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

Zebrastraat 32/001
9000 Ghent

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. Free accommodation for the artists is available in Zebrastraat. 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.

For more information, contact art consultant Annelies Geenen – annelies [op] zebrastraat [punt] be.

email: annelies [at]
18/11/2018 - 22:28

Membership for Artists

Membership for Artists 

- international promotion and encouragement of visual artists.
Professional visual artists using all media are invited to become a member and to form part of collective and individual exhibitions organized by GaleriaZero in the main cities of Europe as well in USA and Asia. As well being promoted by means of personalized landing pages, press releases and publications in social media, cultural agendas and art magazines. The unique landing pages may even have their own domain and being promoted by means of different channels. 
We present 3 options of membership. Basic, Pro and Pro+ All 3 include some exhibition without further costs. Also for international collective and individual exhibitions there are important discounts that makes participation in the events more accessible for all artists. 
Talented artists with limited resources are able this way to form part in exhibitions and get their work promoted. The sales comission in many cases is limited to only 25 % . An amount that usually will be charged by the gallery who is hosting the  event curated by GaleriaZero.
All members are expected to be registered as well in the free resource where they can create their portfolios, publish videos, announce events, create groups, share their works and meet artists and public in the available chat rooms.   
We very welcome you to apply forming part of this iniciative and experience the advantages. Membership though is only usefull if you are interested to exhibit internationally and able to assume matters as transport and travel. 

email: affiliation [at]
16/11/2018 - 22:58

OPEN CALL for visual artists

WHISTLE project is a transmedia exhibition that hopes to introduce people to a different kind of visual storytelling. An artistic expression that is based on free collaboration, shared ideas and multicultural perspectives, not bound to the conventional rules of the "art world". 

And that's because we do not think of visual art as an experience that when viewed fades away, but as an excuse, a triggering event, a reason to produce an artistic conversation and a literal dialogue with everyone interested. 

In this spirit, artists from all over the world, are asked to join their creative forces, in an attempt to tell a story about superstition.

What themes/issues are we trying to tackle with this project?


Fear and vulnerability. Superstitions existed since ancient times in every culture around the planet. The need of creating a story, an explanation, for things human mind cannot explain with reason is still present today, despite technological evolution.


Collective consciousness and Synergy in visual art. International artists working on a common idea, freely with no expressive restrictions or conventional rules .


Collective storytelling. One story, many perspectives effected by different mediums and cultural backgrounds. The same way superstitions were preserved through the centuries!


Interactiveness / Dialogue. The public is asked to participate, question, learn about visual artistry and shape the final ending.


Submission deadline: December 30th 2018 - January 10th 2019



email: whistletheproject [at]
16/11/2018 - 09:22
South Korea

Call for Artists: Exhibition and Publication “Artist Statement #4”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the international exhibition and publication “Artist Statement.” Artists’ statements and works will be featured in the exhibition at CICA Museum and the book, “Artist Statement #4.”

[Publication] Series Book “Artist Statement”
The book “Artist Statement #4” will be published in paperback (black and white) and ebook. Copies will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and also in the United States and other countries via Amazon.

* The categories include:
-Sculpture & Installation Art
-Photography & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art

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

-Physical Works (Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, and 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.

* Timeline:
December 3, 2018   Close Submissions
December 10 – 24, 2018   Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
May 10 – 26, 2019   Exhibition
May 10, 2019   Expected publication date of “Artist Statement #4”

***The dates are subject to change.

* How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video/web/interactive art and/or up to 5 JPG images (100-700 kilobytes per image recommended), your artist statement, and bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: Artist Statement – Category – Artist’s Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the printing & show maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per physical work/installation work/video work, and $55 per photograph/2D digital art.

We look forward to the participation of creative artists. Please send us a message on our Contact Us page if you have any questions:

email: cicamuseum.submission [at]
14/11/2018 - 22:48

Banff Centre | Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music


This three-week program brings together emerging artists from around the world to work and study with Co-Artistic Directors Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey, as well as internationally acclaimed guest mentors. The goal is to learn, converse, build, experiment, refine, and transform — to reimagine the state of the art. This program is one of the most intensive that Banff Centre offers, and continues our 40-year history of incredible jazz exploration.  


What does the program offer?

The Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music is designed to help emerging musicians become performers/composers of consequence in the world, with an emphasis on community and collaboration.

There is a major recording component to the residency and two weeks of sessions spent in our world-class studio with renowned faculty engineers and producers.  

Participants will receive a personal studio space to work from, available 24 hours a day. Production spaces are shared among all participants in the residency. Scholarship is available.


Who should apply?

Open to applicants worldwide, this residency is a call for artists and composers who have an established practice. Artists should have produced an independent body of work and received recognition through public presentation in performance or recordings as well as from their peers.


Apply Online


Application Deadline: January 30, 2019
Dates: August 05 - August 23, 2019

email: arts_info [at]
14/11/2018 - 22:44

Banff Centre | EQ: Evolution of the String Quartet


Led by violinist Aisslinn Nosky and featuring four of the most exciting string quartets to be found anywhere — JACK, Eybler, Parker, and Bozzini quartets — along with an extraordinary group of soloists, composers, and scholars, Evolution of the String Quartet (EQ) explores the string quartet lineage from Haydn to music made in Banff by and for the faculty and participants of EQ.

Participants will explore the early string quartet, with sessions on intonation, harmony, and structure, as well as in-depth discussions of style and rhetoric. Quartets from the traditional canon will be studied and performed alongside 2018 Banff-commissioned works by Zosha Di Castri, Tyshawn Sorey, and others. Participant composers' works will be performed by participant string quartets, and faculty quartets will give world premieres. Participants and audiences alike will explore the lineage of the string quartet, both as a historical genre and as a new and invigorated practice in the early 21st century. 


What does the program offer?

Participants attending EQ will present public and in-house performances. The residency will produce nearly a concert per day for three weeks — from publicized, ticketed events to participant-driven “throw downs” and octet, as well as other chamber music reading sessions with participants and faculty side by side.

Participants will also convene in a daily meeting for high-level presentations by select faculty about musical aesthetics, interpretative issues, ensemble management, and equity in the arts field. Performance and composition faculty will offer coaching and private lessons.

Composers will receive instruction and mentorship from EQ's internationally distinguished composition faculty, and will have their pieces performed by participants.


Who should apply?

Established string quartets, composers, and scholars are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will be post-secondary students or emerging artists, already at an advanced level of accomplishment and with a well-documented record of musical exploration.  Artists from historically underrepresented groups are especially welcomed. 


Apply Online

Application Deadline: January 16, 2019
Dates: July 15 - August 03, 2019

email: arts_info [at]
14/11/2018 - 22:41

Banff Centre | Ensemble Evolution


Featuring a faculty of performers drawn from the ranks of the International Contemporary Ensemble, along with an extraordinary group of composers, improvisers, and conversation partners, Ensemble Evolution explores the evolving range and depth of ensemble playing in the early 21st century. 

Through workshops, performances, collaboration with faculty on newly commissioned works, and group conversation, participants will engage in a holistic approach to making music, building community, and imagining pathways forward for the future of the ensemble. The composition faculty includes internationally renowned composers George Lewis, Liza Lim, Alvin Lucier, Yvette Jackson and Miya Masaoka, and the improvisation faculty includes luminaries Matana Roberts, Peter Evans, Mazz Swift, Levy Lorenzo, Wifrideo Terrazas and Cory Smythe. Ensemble Evolution also welcomes Rania El Mugammar as a conversation partner who will guide discussions and workshops around equity and social responsibility in the music field.

As a part of Ensemble Evolution’s ongoing commitment to the creation of new repertory for a new generation, 2019 Banff Centre-commissioned works by Alvin Lucier, Miya Masaoka and Yvette Jackson will premiere this summer in Banff. 

Over the course of the program, participants will take increasing responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing the concerts, resulting in a participant-driven day of performances at the culmination of the program. Ensemble Evolution prepares the 21st century musician by promoting artistic excellence, seeding collaboration, fostering social consciousness and exploring new modes of community-building through music.


What does the program offer?

Ensemble Evolution prepares the 21st century musician by promoting artistic excellence, seeding collaboration, fostering social consciousness, and exploring new modes of community-building through music. 

Participants will present various public and in-house performances — nearly a concert per day — from publicized, ticketed events to participant-driven “throw downs” to simultaneous performances called The Arcades. There will be ample opportunity to perform! Participants will take increasing responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing concerts over the three weeks, resulting in a participant-driven day of performances at the residency’s end.  

Participants will also convene in a daily meeting for high-level presentations by select faculty. Presentations will include musical aesthetics, interpretative issues, ensemble management, and issues of equity and social responsibility.  Performance faculty will offer lessons, and composers will receive instruction and mentorship from internationally distinguished composition faculty, as well as have their pieces performed by participants.


Who should apply?

Performers of any instrument or vocal quality along with composers, improvisers, and scholars are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will be post-secondary students or emerging artists, already at an advanced level of accomplishment and with a well-documented record of musical exploration. Artists from historically underrepresented groups are especially welcomed.


Apply Online


Application Deadline: January 16, 2019

Dates: June 24 - July 13, 2019

email: arts_info [at]
14/11/2018 - 19:01

“Figures” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline December 31, 2018

| Theme:

Figures of human form. Figures of life, imagination, history, mythology and allegory. In costume, in none. In lightness, in darkness. In dignity, in shame. Of everyday, of me, of you. Share your FIGURES with words or images.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

email: info [at]