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
05/07/2019 - 15:52
“Water” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline August 31, 2019
Water nourishes, cleanses, and renews. A drop of water can save a life. A torrent of water can destroy it. Water moves along the path of least resistance, yet can carve mountains. It can take the form of solid, liquid, and vapour. The meanings of water run deep across cultures and time, as seen in rituals, myths, and modern narratives. Reveal your visions of WATER.
| 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.
Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be 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] artascent.com
04/07/2019 - 15:27
For the season 2019/2020, the OGA is looking visual art works about sexuality, eroticism, queer, bdsm, post-porn.
To submit the works, follow this link: https://filmfreeway.com/Sexhibitions
Born in 2013, the space of the OGA (Ospizio Giovani Artisti / Young Artists Hospice) organizes many group exhibitions every year, with contemporary and modern art works that come exclusively from the Collection of the OGA. These works are usually donated to the OGA by the artists themselves in order to create thematic exhibitions that are a continuous reflection on the role of art involvement in today's society. In the (S)exhibitions, the OGA will show artworks only about all the universe of the sexuality, because it wants to deepen the contrast between the natural instincts of the human species and all the contradictions that are created, because of these, in our society.
The selected works will be exposed in the upcoming group exhibitions of the season 2019/2020 of the OGA. The selection of the works is made for the exhibition season September 2019 - June 2020, but it may be possible to be selected for exhibitions to be made as early as January 2019, even if the call for tenders expires on 31st of July 2019.
The videos will be screened sequentially on one or more monitors. It is not possible to submit video installations or videos for screenings in loop. The photographs will be framed by the OGA.
Please note, for the participants in the video section: in every (S)exhibition will be shown also at last one 'material' art work related to every selected video. This is because we think this 'double identification' is very stimulating for the audience that comes to the exhibitions. This means that, if selected, the author have obviously to send a file of the video for the screening, but also (and this only by mail) at last one art work (drawings, printed stills, etc) in relation with the selected video or the art research of the artist, signed by the author himself, and with the title and the year. The author can decide the dimensions of the printed image. Videos not accompanied by at least one art work will be excluded from the (S)exhibitions.
Important: the material works (photo, drawings, etc) will not be returned to the authors. They will become part of the OGA Collection and used for future exhibitions. Obviously the authors will be advised on time, whenever.
Finally: the OGA is not a profit space and can not pay fees or give hospitality, but each exhibition will be publicized on social networks, on the OGA FB page, and on the OGA web page: www.ospiziogiovaniartisti.com
email: wgermondari [at] gmail.com
03/07/2019 - 15:56
Isolation│Call for Photographers and Visual Designers
ISOLATION │Call for Exhibition
Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design
Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2019
FREE ENTRY Photographers and Visual Designers are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme
Besides we are living in an overcrowded world, there are still sparsely populated areas, hidden somewhere, where life (and its pace) is really different. Try to capture and depict the essence of those places, framing small cities and villages, but also landscapes (and their contradictions, where and when existing) and their inhabitants.
Submissions at http://bit.ly/loosenartcalls
Deadline 7th November 2019
email: info [at] loosenart.com
02/07/2019 - 16:33
A SHOW OF HEADS
A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, October 18 - November 11, 2019 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Deadline August 31. On-line entry form at http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm
email: slowart [at] aol.com
02/07/2019 - 12:42
Call for Proposals (Sound and Music)
Space21 focuses on site-specific and relational works that open up different sound experiences for the public, activating the listening sense. We invite proposals by artists from all disciplinaries, and researchers around the world to imagine possibilities for engaging in sonic experimentation and processes of working on site.
Deadline for proposals: August 15, 2019
Artist Selection (via email): September 15, 2019
Exhibition Period: 13.04.2020 – 21.04.2020
Open the link below to the online application
email: info [at] space21.nu
02/07/2019 - 12:36
Leeds International Festival 2020 Open Call
Leeds International Festival is a festival of new ideas and innovation, made up of a CORE and OFF programme. The CORE is a platform for ideas and innovation, challenging our understanding of the world, and the OFF programme is a whirlwind of live music, performance, food, and after-parties.
Leeds International Festival 2020 are opening up the CORE and OFF programme to an open call. If you have an idea and you’d like to be a part of L20, we’d love to hear from you.
Proposals are encouraged from all, whether artists, comedian, speaker, musician, performer, early in your career or an established creator or organisation, working in performance art, film, dance, theatre, comedy, sound etc. We want to showcase local, national and international talent.
Generation Future is the theme for L20. We encourage applications that explore and question what the term Generation Future means to you. How will the world of tomorrow differ from that of today? Will we shape that future, or will we let it shape us? How do we ensure that there is a future to shape at all?
Open Call applicants will all be eligible to apply for funding for their proposed event. For the OFF programme, we will consider events that may need as little as £1,000 up to £15,000. For the CORE programme, we will consider events that require budgets from £15,000 up to £50,000.
For more information and to fill out an application form please go to the Leeds International Festival website.
Deadline for applications: The deadline for applications via the Open Call is 5pm on Friday 6th September. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the 30th of September.
email: enquiry [at] leedsinternationalfestival.com
02/07/2019 - 11:16
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Autumn Edition: Issue 14
email: info [at] artmazemag.com
01/07/2019 - 16:39
KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 Open Call & KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award
KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2004. Maintaining its strong international character, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform of priemieres of emerging talents.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 16th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 5 and 6, 2019.
Who can submit? What works are expected?
For inclusion into the festival, works on the theme “Digital – Virtual – Real”, exploring the lifestyles impacted by digital technologies, are welcome. All styles, genres of photography focusing on processes, consequences of digitized lifestyle, data flow, communication, cyber-crime and -security, machine learning, surveillance, automation, etc. Works created benefitting of digital technologies, such as VR, AR are equally welcome.
KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Award is topic free. Any solidly built photographic story or a robust conceptual, aesthetic work presentable in a series of 12-15 images is accepted. If video, VR, AR materials submitted, or they are inseparable part of a project, the set of 12-15 static images must be accompanied by links to youtube or vimeo addresses, included in the description of work. Images can be screenshots or views of exhibition installations. No single images, please.
All Photographers/Artists, regardless of their age, nationality and place of residence are invited to submit work. KAUNAS PHOTO festival is known for its focus on documentary, but all styles, genres and approaches to photography are accepted and exhibited. Both completed works and those in progress can are welcome.
Photographers/Artists with KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award in focus, should ask themselves – „is my work ready for a space of 200 square metres?“.
If Photographers / Artists wish that their works remain unpublished until the festival a „DO NOT SHARE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS“ note should be included.
Deadline – July 12, 2019, 23:59 entrant’s local time. No extensions.
Photographers/Artists are encouraged to enter works as early as possible, since the festival curatorial team will be reviewing and studying submissions as soon as they will be arriving.
Entry consists of:
For the best of understanding, texts must be in English.
Thematic program and a topic-free competition
Photographers/Artists submitting works to Open Call can be enrolled in Kaunas Photo 2019 in the following ways:
Third is the team of decision-making curators on the Jury panel, who will review all entries and eventually give them exposure through their platforms, institutions and networks.
The New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award with 2500 EUR prize
The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR tradition started in 2010, awarding the best participant of portfolio reviews with a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and paying respect to a probable future star of photography. Since 2018, the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Winner also receives a 2500 EUR prize. Possible income tax obligations, eventually imposed by the country of citizenship of the Winner, will be his/her responsibility. In Lithuania, this prize is tax-exempt.
Open Call from KAUNAS PHOTO festival is followed by the Jury work that will select the shortlist of Finalists. All the shortlisted Photographers/Artists will have their exhibitions at the festival in 2019. The number of Finalists will be recommended by the festival and decided by the Jury. The Winner, selected from the Finalists by a joint board of curators of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and Kaunas Photography Gallery, will celebrate his/her exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and receive the monetary prize. The decision regarding the Winner cannot be appealed.
The exhibitions of both, Finalists’ and the Winner’s works will open on Friday, September 6, 2019. The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Winner is only revealed upon opening of the doors of Kaunas Photography Gallery.
Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalist agrees:
Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Finalist is entitled to:
The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2019 Winner receives:
Previous Winners of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award who have held their exhibitions at Kaunas Photography Gallery:
Inclusion into KAUNAS PHOTO festival program
If selected to exhibit at KAUNAS PHOTO festival, Photographers/Artists will be contacted personally. Their names will not appear on KAUNAS PHOTO web site until the announcement of the program of the festival.
In most cases, the works are produced to match site-specific settings at the expense of the festival. If the artists’ works are available to be transported, are in reasonable distance within the EU and match the general idea of exhibition and space in Kaunas, the festival covers transportation and insurance of works.
Non-Finalist artists, included in the KAUNAS PHOTO festival program, are entitled to a hotel accommodation for at least 2 days in Kaunas (at festival’s chosen hotel), only in cases when they are available to be present at exhibition openings or purposely arranged guided tours. A modest contribution to travel costs is offered to all participants of exhibitions, payable after the completion of the trip to Kaunas and based on invoices, receipts.
KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 Timetable
June 14 – July 12, 23:59 – Entrant’s local time – Open Call for entries;
Author’s rights and other legal aspects
While submitting works to the KAUNAS PHOTO 2019 open call via LensCulture, a photographer declares that he/she is the only owner of the economic author’s rights to the pictures submitted. Photographer agrees that the pictures submitted can be reproduced in materials and forms of artistic or media presentation of KAUNAS PHOTO festival outcomes, such as flyers, invitation cards, post cards, posters, catalogs, projections, slideshows, web sites, including but not limited to that of KAUNAS PHOTO festival for unlimited time in unlimited territory without any royalty payments. Entrants accept their responsibility for the right to the image of persons, models, places, objects or trade marks appearing in the pictures submitted to KAUNAS PHOTO festival.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival does not limit the photographers’ /artists’ moral or economic rights to promote, broadcast, exhibit, publish and sell their works submitted to KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s Open Call.
Prints produced by KAUNAS PHOTO festival, can be either left at the festival’s collection or destroyed after the exhibition, based on the decision of the Photographer/Artist.
In 2017, ”The Nemunas Journey” exhibition by Vitus Saloshanka (Belarus/Germany), partly created during two Residencies provided by KAUNAS PHOTO (2015 and 2017), after the first show during the festival in 2017, was presented at Prienai Cultural Centre and Prospektas Gallery of Photography in Vilnius, with artist being present to all opening events, trips & accommodation covered by the inviting parties. In 2019, this exhibition goes to „InterPhoto“ festival in Bialystok, Poland. The artist is reinvited. This is just one example of works living on after KAUNAS PHOTO.
About KAUNAS PHOTO festival
KAUNAS PHOTO aims to be the stage for the future stars of photography. Being a part of Photo Festival Union and Festivals Of Light Organization, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is the longest-running photographic festival in the Baltic states is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between North and South, East and West.
LensCulture is a global community of photographers and industry professionals. As one of the world’s largest online destinations for discovering contemporary photography, LensCulture also provides some of the best opportunities for global exposure, international recognition, ongoing learning and creative development. LensCulture is committed to inspiring and empowering its thriving community of over 2.5 million, across 145 countries and in 15 languages around the world.
email: festival [at] kaunasphoto.com
26/06/2019 - 19:55
Art Vancouver 2020 Call for Artists
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 draws over 10,000 well-educated buyers & art lovers from all around the world. For four days, April 16 – 19, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space limited.
Different booth sizes available. Visit our website for more information, or email
exhibitors [op] artvancouver [punt] net and request Information Package.
email: media [at] artvancouver.net
26/06/2019 - 14:10
OPEN CALL @ SIILK GALLERY - PHOTOGRAPHY
We here at SIILK GALLERY are looking for photographers from all walks of life for around the world for our September, October and November exhibitions. Each exhibition will consist of a 4 week running program with Opening night and pop up events throughout the month at out gallery in the heart of Athens. Your works will also be featured in our online shop and www.siilkgallery.com will do a feature / interview with you.
Info about the gallery:
Our gallery is situated in the Exarchea / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The area is the center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchea has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece.
The Gallery is spread over 2 floors to exhibit in and an upstairs self contained studio for our residents..
It is in a very central location with access from a main road, it has a full 2 story glass double frontage so it makes for a very bright exhibiting space.
How the exhibits work:
At Silk Gallery we offer 3m of wall space for a 1 month (4 week) exhibition. You work will be curated alongside another 2/3 photographers from around the world to exhibit at our space. We will have an opening evening for each exhibition with press attendees, we will have private viewings and local and international coverage of each event event.
The exhibition program includes:
Payment & Pricing:
The price per 3m wall space is €250 for 4 weeks exhibition as well as having work featured in the online shop.
Works can either be delivered to Ippokratous 132, Athina 114 72, Greece, or we can organize printing inhouse.
Thanks, we look forward to receiving your submissions.
info [op] siilkgallery [punt] com
email: info [at] siilkgallery.com