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.

Please note that this is a free posting board, not curated or edited by the DutchCulture | TransArtists team. We do not take any responsibility of double checking all the calls published on this page.

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Call for artists

09/11/2019 - 22:21

“Portraits” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline December 31, 2019


 “Portraits” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline December 31, 2019


| Theme:

Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.


| 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:

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]
09/11/2019 - 03:05


The Wall Gallery (Venice) launched an open call for emerging curators working with photography, design, fine art, visual media, and mixed media. To be in the running for curator of the month read the information below carefully and apply to get some visibility online. 

This open call is mainly designed for emerging international curators. All selected curator will be interviewed and will have a chance to present his/her exhibition and/or curatorial project online. In addition, the curator of the month will have the opportunity to choose the pick of the month of the Photography Award 2020 and will be presented in our annual catalogue of emerging creatives.

No application fee is required.




1.  Resume 
2. Portfolio with previous work (shows, exhibitions, etc.), including descriptions of the project(s) 
3. Link to your website if available
Please, submit your application to info [op] thewallgallery [punt] org stating "Emerging curator" as a subject line. 
Co-curated projects can also be accepted.


Application deadline 15 December 2019.

email: info [at]
09/11/2019 - 01:29

Award-Winning Into the Void Seeks Your Art for Issue 15

Award-winning Toronto-based literary magazine and publisher Into the Void seeks visual art for the cover and inside pages of Issue 15. 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: December 21. Details:

email: philip.elliott [at]
06/11/2019 - 21:12
United States

Vox Populi Open Call for Exhibition Proposals

Vox Populi Open Call for Exhibition Proposals


Applications Due: November 30th at Midnight
Fee: $35

Apply via Slideroom!


Vox Populi is seeking exhibition proposals for 2020 that feature work in experimental media and employ alternative methodologies, pushing boundaries in terms of form and content. We seek work that takes risks, is ambitious, timely, and experimental. There are no restrictions as to what media you are working with, though we do prioritize work that is not so likely to appear within commercial or mainstream institutional contexts.


Vox Populi accepts applications for solo exhibitions or curated/collective proposals to show in one of our four gallery spaces, each measuring 400-500sq.ft. Your proposal should detail the concept and contents of the exhibition. This is not a merit-based or portfolio-showcase opportunity. Instead, we want compelling exhibition concepts!


There is an application fee of $35. Applications are due 11/30. All fees support our artist-ran space!


Selected guests are expected to arrange for their installation and deinstallation, with the support of Vox Populi members. Upon acceptance, the work(s) must be ready and available to exhibit in 2020. Vox Populi exhibitions run for 6-week durations beginning in January. Guest exhibitions will commence in March/April 2020 and run through the remainder of the year.


Vox Populi’s membership will select projects. Selected proposals will receive an honorarium/budget of $500. Selected exhibitions are also supported with two public First Friday receptions, a print-brochure, gallery talk and gallery supplies!


Please note, this is an opportunity designed for artists and curators living outside of the greater Philadelphia region to connect with Philadelphia audiences and artists. We will only consider applications outside of a 50 mile radius from the city.


Download a Floorplan!


Questions? Contact: exhibitions [op] voxpopuligallery [punt] org

email: exhibitions [at]
06/11/2019 - 16:35

Little Islands Festival // video & sound art

Little Islands Festival is a festival for people, places, ideas, images.


A summer feast of audiovisual arts based in Sikinos island with the intent to connect more and more little Greek islands every year. LIF creates the motivation for gatherings outside the city walls and connects a local and international artistic community with the uniqueness of cycladic islands. Little Islands Festival in its third edition, invites artists working on audiovisual and digital creation to submit their proposals in the following categories. The project theme is open.


Artists can submit more than one proposal and in more than one category. A separate application form must be completed for each proposal. 


Deadline for proposal submissions: January 25th, 2020.


Video Art (up to 10min)

Animation (up to 20min)

Short Film



Digital Art

3D Mapping




For more info, visit our page:



email: littleislandsfestival [at]
06/11/2019 - 14:55
United Kingdom


Formerly the Contemporary Visions annual group exhibition, the annual open call (now in its 10th year) has merged to encompass the highly successful SUMMER MARATHON*, which debuted at the gallery in 2019 to outstanding reception.


The BEERS London Annual Open intends to explore current themes, trends, and innovations in contemporary art across all artistic disciplines. Artists anywhere in the world are invited to submit an application for consideration, and applicants will be vetted by a jury of artistic professionals, and selected artists will exhibit in a one-week solo exhibition at Beers London gallery in the heart of East London’s vibrant art community during the 2020 SUMMER MARATHON. That’s right: at least 6 artists will be selected to present week-long solo exhibitions over the summer of 2020.

email: info [at]
06/11/2019 - 14:35
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Winter Edition 2020: Issue 16

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

ELIGIBILITY:Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.

Each submitted artist, whether selected for a publication or not, will receive a digital copy of the magazine's issue which they applied for.

DEADLINE: December 5th, 2019 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 5th December - Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Scott Ogden, founder and curator of Shrine Gallery, NYC


DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via bookshops, galleries and online. More info:
Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images and will be published in the next print and digital issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each (selected) artist will receive a 1 or 2-page spread in print and digital (PDF) magazine including bio, statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All submitted artists will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the magazine and all published artists will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, UK.

email: info [at]
05/11/2019 - 15:13
United Kingdom

Open Call: LUCKY DIP

The Concept

To host an exhibition based purely on the theme of chance! Artists will be selected at random for a unique group show in March 2020.

By removing the control attached to Open Call selection, artists will be purely chosen by chance. This gives every artist equal opportunity to have their works elected for the show regardless of background, education, status or connections. It also removes part of the curatorial control, making for a more challenging and interesting resulting show.


How does it work?

Every artist who completes an entry form will have their name entered into a ‘Lucky Dip’ draw. Once the deadline has passed, 20 names will be drawn at random by an unbiased panel of judges. The process will be filmed to show fair selection.

Each artist can enter up to five works for consideration. Upon successful selection, we will review the artists chosen and artworks will be selected by our in-house curators based on their suitability with the other artists in the show. It is likely that most successful artists will have between one-three works selected for exhibition.


What does it cost?

It cost £5 per artist to be entered for the lucky dip. This money will be used towards covering the promotional cost of the show, install equipment and cash prizes for up to two artists awarded at the end of the show.



There will be two prizes available for artists: The AIR award and visitor’s choice with a minimum of £500 of cash prizes to be won. (Prize amount may increase depending on the Number of Entries)


What can I enter?

Any artwork, any medium and any theme. However there are some restrictions:

Please ensure all work entered fits under the umbrella of contemporary art. Please see examples of our previous exhibitions for visual inspiration.

Please ensure all work entered is under 1mx1mx1m.

Please ensure all work is complete and fully dry before delivery

If entering a concept piece at application stage, please ensure the work is completed and ready to display by the deadline for delivery.

Please only enter work that will be available during the dates of the exhibition.

2D Work

Any wall based work is acceptable if it is within the size restrictions.

3D Work

Any 3D based work can be entered if it is within the size restrictions. We do have plinths available at the gallery but would prefer artist to supply their own where possible.


Film, video and animation based work will need to provide their own display equipment. Please ensure you are able to provide this before submitting an application for this open call.


Performance art can be entered, however any cost associated with the performance must be covered by the artist (travel cost, hotel cost, performance fee, materials etc) and you must be available for the opening night.


We do not accept work that is:

Racially offensive.

Homophobic, Transphobic or derogatory to the LGBT community.

Pornographic or depict explicit sexual acts.

Harmful to the public or contain noxious or toxic substances

Copies of works by other artists or works that are in breach of copyright

email: info.airgallery [at]
05/11/2019 - 12:08

Fleshquake Open Call for performers/ dancers/ amateur movers

A video project about freedom of movement, beauty idealizations and critical society.

by Greta Desirèe Facchinato & Raquel Sánchez Gálvez 


Flesh'quake` noun 

A quaking or trembling of the flesh; a quiver.


The project stems from the aspiration to challenge and question those Western notions of beauty, normality and decency. Fleshquake will be realized at De School, Amsterdam. It will include a series of collective activities rooted in generosity, alterability and sensitivity towards the multiple perspectives of everyone who will work with us. The result will consist of a video project and an audio installation. 


The movement research will include the development of custom-made body implants worn as costumes and aims to friction the aesthetics of plastic surgery with the soft freedom of the natural shaken flesh. A mix of erotic and grotesque, liberating but defiant to those fantasies of rearranging, transforming and correcting the seductive form. Plastic surgery as well as dance practices of shaking the body often provoke resistance and debate because they emphasize body shapes and sexual allure. Our critical interpretations are filtered by education, belief systems, socioeconomic and political context and forge our reception of events and bodies. The project aims to replace labels with questions by exposing the audience eyes to constructions of femininity, sexuality, gender politics and to the often objectified dancing body.


Who are we looking for: 

Amateur dancers, professional dancers, performers and movement engaged lovers based in the surroundings of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag. The open call will be followed by a casting aimed to select 3 performers. The project welcomes anybody regardless of their origin, age (+18) and gender. The selected performers must be trained or enthusiast in the practice of twerking and jiggling the body - to produce the video project Fleshquake at De School Amsterdam. Starting soon and working towards the period of January and February 2020.


What we will offer

The video project will be presented as a solo exhibition at De School Amsterdam – March 2020. A fee will be offered for the rehearsals and production of the video. An additional budget will be offered towards the eventual travelling costs.

Key dates 

Call for entries: Wednesday 6 November – Saturday 30 November 2019

Informal conversations with shortlisted artists: Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 December 2019

Decision announced: week commencing 16 December 2019

Development and production period: January 2019 – February 2020


How to apply

If you are interested please:

Send your CV to info [op] gretafacchinato [punt] com 

Complete the Application form


About the artists

The two The Hague based artists, Greta Desirèe Facchinato and Raquel S. Gálvez come from different artistic backgrounds, covering areas such as installation, video art, dance, sound art and performance. Together they are part of the artist-run-studio Form Code and Words. 


The multidisciplinary artist Greta D. Facchinato has backgrounds in dance, sculpture and artistic research. Her work is a co-mingling between installation, sound-art and performance: a practice which reflects her close relationship to the body, as appendix for the physical senses - sight, listening, smell, touch, taste. She is intrigued by the creation of relationships of comfort and tension with the audience. 

Raquel S. Gálvez : background in sculpture, performance, video, sound and artistic research. Although her works are normally intended to respond to specific situations and take form in different means and aesthetics, there is a prevailing “figure” or fascination for voluptuousness and exploitation of the erotic body as an almost an extension and/or evasion of the psyche. The seducing elements in her works are normally a substitute of certain kind of morbidity. 


email: info [at]
04/11/2019 - 16:44

Under The Bridge - The Mediums Series - Painting

Under The Bridge is a portable exhibition providing for a finely curated art-viewing experience within the context of a print magazine. Created for the express purpose of viewing art, each issue of Under The Bridge is an eclectic arrangement of work from a variety of artists focused on a central theme. Dedicated to fostering artistic community and opportunity, every artist who submits to an open call will receive a digital copy of the issue regardless of if they are featured or not.


Under The Bridge is now accepting submissions for the inaugural issue in "The Mediums" series: Painting.

"The Mediums" is a series of Under The Bridge issues each focusing on one art medium. This 11 issue series will feature: Painting, Photography, Sound, Installation, Printmaking, Performance, Text-Based Art, Fiber, Sculpture, Video, and Drawing.

The Painting issue is currently accepting submissions.

Eligibility: Every artist or collective who creates paintings is eligible to submit. Please note, "painting" is a loose definition; open interpretation of the term is encouraged.

How to Apply: Simply follow this link to a Google Form that will guide you through the application process.

Deadline: The deadline to submit for the Painting issue is December 31st, 2019.


- there is a small $5 submission fee to account for processing and development of the zine

- every artist who submits will receive a digital version of the issue regardless of if they were featured

- submissions will be turned away resolutely for failure to follow all submission guidelines. Accurate and detailed information, as well as high quality documentation are essential for inclusion in the publication

- if there are remaining questions or concerns, email info [op] underthebridge [punt] online and your question will be answered when able

email: info [at]