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

28/10/2020 - 17:40

ESC Open Call — 1646 + VVOVVA

The second wave of the ESC open call is here!

While looking forward to a more and more digitalized world VVOVVA asks artists to ‘Create art as you would do in 10 years in the future’.

The aim of the ESC challenge is to investigate the future and, in particular, the bond of nature and technology through art. As well as its relation to us as humans, how it forms our perception and views.

For this escape edition, VVOVVA will select the most interesting works in collaboration with 1646’s team of curators, Clara Pallí Monguilod & Johan Gustavsson. is a project space for contemporary art. A dedicated space for experimental art practices and ideas, 1646 is a platform for new productions and presentations with special emphasis on encouraging artists to realize new projects on location.

ESC Wave #2030, AW is curated by: Clara Pallí Monguilod & Johan Gustavsson — 1646, VVOVVA.

The submission period starts on October 28 and ends on January 20. The selected artists will be notified by email and published on the VVOVVA blog on February 1.

email: info [at]
27/10/2020 - 10:08


Submit / The Queer Archive Festival

Introduced to the Athenian cultural scene in 2020 by the creative platform The Queer Archive with the support of Onassis Stegi, “The Queer Archive Festival” is looking forward to a strong comeback in May 2021 to celebrate the rich and vibrant queer culture of the city of Athens and beyond.

The second edition of “The Queer Archive Festival” will take place in a variety of traditional and alternative spaces within the centre of the city. In recent years, the Greek capital has grown into a genuine queer arts kernel. This burgeoning queer art scene does not only challenge dominant narratives, but also revels in the margins and the growing popularity of the fringes.

We invite submissions from contemporary artists, creators, scholars and curators working with moving image, performance, installations and any creative medium. Particularly, we seek radical, engaging, provocative, playful and visceral artworks dealing with gender identity in most different ways. The submissions can be of already produced works or original proposals specifically for “The Queer Archive
Festival” and have to be created by, for, about, or of interest to queer audiences. We do not suggest a specific theme for our festival editions, so that all applicants feel free to communicate their ideas, no holds barred. Each artist tells a personal story and we wish to provide a free platform for all.

All artists and curators who would like to participate should send their proposals until 20th of December 2020 using the online form:

We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 virus guidelines and its impact on the festival circuit. The Queer Archive is bound to comply with any new protective measures against Covid-19 transmission.

email: info [at]
25/10/2020 - 16:46
United States

OPEN CALL: Holding Patterns (online exhibition of digital art and new media)

Holding Patterns

an online exhibition of digital art and new media

November 30, 2020 - January 22, 2021


Holding patterns is an experimental online exhibition that invites artists working digitally to consider the broader impact of isolation within the contexts of our surroundings. Noting the ways isolation has shifted our relationships to others, the environment, and ourselves, this exhibition seeks work that meditates on new forms of sociality in this moment of collective grief. As we contemplate the adverse effects of the pandemic, we have become more aware of the ways we have lost touch with our surroundings.


As an anecdote to the environmental and cultural concerns that are beginning to reveal themselves in this monumental period of isolation, we invite artists to help bring us back together and to reflect on ways we can continue to survive. How can creative projects enable multiple forms of connection with our surroundings? What are the ways artists are developing strategies for alternative forms of engagement?


For the complete prospectus and eligibility, please visit the call here:

email: info [at]
24/10/2020 - 17:34

Call for Artists – International online Art Magazine

Call for Artists – International online Art Magazine

Online Artheme visual Magazine is pleased to announce its Call for Artist Proposal for an online magazine.

Artheme visual Magazine is an international online Magazine dedicated to showcasing and promoting talented Artists from all over the world.

-All artists must be at least 18 or older to apply. All works must be of your ownership. We do not accept other artist's work.

-Painting, drawing, Collage, Street Art, Textile Art, sculpture, digital art, Illustration, photography and mixed media are eligible.

- Please make sure your artwork is at a high resolution.

-All published artists will receive a free digital copy of the magazine and your work will be featured on social media.

- Please note that because of large number of submissions – selection process might take a while.



Entry Fee: Submission Process is free but There is a symbolic Pay Pal 35$ contribution ONLY AFTER the SELECTION for the Magazine.


How to Apply:

arthemegallery [op] yahoo [punt] com

email: arthemegallery [at]
22/10/2020 - 22:00

Epoch Literary Journal- "Aftermath" Cover Art

Epoch literary journal is currently seeking submissions for the cover art of our second issue with the theme of ‘Aftermath’. Submissions for cover art are open now – 30 November, 2020. (General submissions for artwork to be featured inside issue two will be open from 01 November, 2020 to 01 March, 2021; keep an eye out for a separate call).


What We Publish


Epoch is a publishing platform for original, creative nonfiction.


We want to hear every voice. Epoch enthusiastically encourages submissions from marginalised voices, BlPOC, POC, LGBT+ folks, emerging creators and people outside of academia. We hope you’ll trust us with your work.




We encourage the submission of all types of original artwork which can be printed in 2D including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, illustration, digital art, photography. Additionally, we accept stills of 3D art, such as ceramics, sculptures and installations. Please keep in mind that accepted work will be printed on one or two A5 pages.


Submission Guidelines


Smaller files are easier for us to upload and share as we deliberate submissions. Artwork must be initially submitted as .jpeg files, with a resolution of 72 dpi, and dimensions of at least 595 x 841 pixels.


If you work is selected, we will request larger files suitable for printing with the following specifications:


For continuous tone art (like a photograph or painting) we require .tiff files with a resolution of 300 dpi and dimensions of at least 2480 x 3508.


For line art (like a contour drawing) we require .tiff files with a resolution of 1200 dpi and dimensions of at least 9921 x 14032 pixels.


Before making your initial submission of the .jpeg files, please ensure that you are able to provide files which meet the above criteria in the event that your work is selected. Files which do not meet these criteria will not be eligible for publication.


At this time, we are only able to review five submissions of art per artist.


How to Submit


Please send your best work to hillary [op] epochpress [punt] org.


1. In the body of your submission e-mail, please include full caption information for each piece: title, year, medium, dimensions, any relevant ‘courtesy of’ information, and the name and contact information of any models featured.


2. Please include a brief message in the e-mail body letting us know what you’re submitting. Feel free to include any information about you or your work that you’d like us to know.


3. Attach your submission(s) to the email as a.jpeg file. If submitting multiple pieces, please attach each piece as a separate file.


4. Please name files: FirstLast_CoverTitle (ex:OctaviaButler_CoverBloodchild). Your file name must include the word “Cover” to be considered for the cover art for issue two, otherwise it will be received as a standard submission and will be considered for general publication in the issue only.


5. Do not include your name or other identifying information within the piece itself, with the exception of signed artwork. Were view anonymously.


Accepted Submissions


These art submissions will also be entered with consideration for general publication in Aftermath, unless specified otherwise. Standard payment for contributing artists is £15, while the artist of our Cover Art will be awarded £25.


You will be notified within two weeks of the closing date for submissions whether your piece has been accepted or rejected. If your work is accepted, you will need to sign a publishing agreement granting us non-exclusive rights to publish your work, which will be made available online and sold in print. You will retain copyright for your work, but subsequent publications must include a credit line indicating that your piece first appeared in Epoch literary journal, with the appropriate issue and year.


Contributor Payment


Epoch Press is committed to paying contributors. At present, we offer the artist of the accepted cover art their choice of:


A. £25




B. £15 plus a contributor copy (and domestic shipping)


We’re artists and writers ourselves; we know your work has value and exposure doesn’t pay the bills. Epoch Press is a brand new, independent publishing press with low funds but big goals. Paying contributors well is a crucial tenet of our long-term plan, and the amount we offer for accepted submissions will increase with our funding.


If you have any questions regarding submission guidelines, do not hesitate to e-mail us at enquiries [op] epochpress [punt] org.


Please visit more information.

email: hillary [at]
22/10/2020 - 15:06

Call for Video Art/Animation/Motion Graphics/Short Film

LYD Studio
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

LYD Studio is a new concept in which physical stores are combined with an interactive online platform. LYD Studio offers exclusive products in a diverse field of music, art, fashion and lifestyle. LYD Studio focuses on “wannahaves” which are part of the lifestyle of generation Y and Z. Just like  the variability and elusiveness within these generations, the products of LYD Studio are also constantly evolving. For one of our first physical stores, we're looking for new media/video artists to be featured. We'll select and schedule works throughout the year. Selected works will be projected onto a white wall during opening hours, continuously looping.

-Full HD Video (1920 x 1080)
-MP4, H.264
-High resolution
-Maximum length: 3 minutes
-No audio, as it will interfere with in-store music
-Video art/Animation/Motion Graphics/Short Film (has to include English subtitles)
-Only works made after January 2019

Artists from every country around the world are eligible to submit their work. Applications must be entered online, through the submission form (up to 3 pieces of artwork).

Besides your work being exhibited in our store, you'll receive a feature on our social channels and a promotion package for your own social media.

Submission fee:
No submission fee for this first round of selections.

Submission Form: 

Selected artists will be notified within a week.

Contact: danny [op] lyd [punt] studio

email: danny [at]
22/10/2020 - 09:44

SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021

The Salzburger Kunstverein now announces the call for the 2021 SpallArt Prize Salzburg. This is an international award for excellence in contemporary photography. The inaugural winner in 2019 was Pierre Descamps (France/Germany), the winner in 2020 is Luise Schröder (Germany) .

Sponsored by SpallArt, the SpallArt Prize Salzburg consists of a €4,000 prize, a residency and solo exhibition at the Salzburger Kunstverein.

Applicants must be practising artists who work with photography and who have a significant professional practise (ie. exhibitions in contemporary art institutions). Applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from a recognized art professional (professors, artists, art critics or curators / directors of museums, galleries, Kunstvereine, or other public art institutions). A one page recommendation form may be found on our website.

Applications without recommendations will not be reviewed.

Deadline for submissions: November 15th 2020, midnight Central European Time, 2020. Late applications will not be reviewed. Only the successful candidate will be contacted. The decision of the jury is final.

Applications (in German or English) should take the form of a single word or pdf document (please do not send multiple documents nor exceed the below criteria) by email to info [op] salzburger-kunstverein [punt] at (subject line: SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021) in the following format:

1. One page cover letter with contact details and any short description of artwork
2. Two page CV listing exhibitions
3. Portfolio: Up to five pages of images of recent work. 1 or 2 photos per page recommended. Titles, medium, dates included. Choose your best work. A sample page is available on our website.
4. Completed recommendation form (may be sent separately by either party, and does not need to be combined into a single document as above material)

By Post:

SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021
Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunnerstrasse 3
5020 Salzburg

Queries may be directed to the addresses above. Please note that materials will not be returned. Please do not send original materials, DVDs, CDs or .mov files. Only word or pdf documents or printed materials will be reviewed.

A limited edition of an agreed photograph will be provided to the Salzburger Kunstverein by the successful artist (costs borne by the SKV).

email: info [at]
22/10/2020 - 09:04
United States

Juried "BASL" Group Exhibition

Voss Gallery is accepting entries for "BASL (Bay Art Seekers Lounge)," a group exhibition dedicated to amplifying the diverse voices of the Bay Area’s creative community. Submit up to three works that best represent your signature artistic style; all themes and subject matter welcome. A ‘Juror’s Choice’ award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror, Cecilia Chia. The exhibition is on view December 2, 2020 - January 31, 2021. An award ceremony and exhibition preview with the juror will be held virtually on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Thursday, December 3rd, 6-7PM PST. Stay tuned for more information about our VIP evenings to view the work in person in an elevated and fun atmosphere.

*Deadlines for Entries: Sunday, Nov. 22nd (11:59PM)
*Notification by Email: Tuesday, Nov. 24th
*Delivery of Selected Works: November 25 - 29th, 12-6PM or by appointment (will be coordinated via email)
*Return of Unsold Work: January 31 - February 6th, 12-6PM or by appointment (will be coordinated via email)

*All work must be 10 x 10 inches (and may not exceed 10 inches off the wall)
*All mediums are welcome to apply - must be ready to hang securely on wall (no freestanding sculptures)
*Entry Fee is $10 for one submission and $15 for up to three works
*Artists must be 18 + years and have a relationship to the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, & Sonoma)

Please contact Voss Gallery at info [op] vossgallery [punt] art or 415-234-3691 with any questions. APPLY HERE!

email: info [at]
20/10/2020 - 21:04
United States

Self Reflections

Self Reflections

January 15 - February 26, 2021

Virtual and Physical Exhibition

Deadline to enter: November 26, 2020


The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Self Reflections” an exhibition asking all artists how artists reflect on themselves and create self portraits? Whether it’s through abstract expression, photography, sculpture, or traditional portraiture, we want to see how artists recognize themselves in their work and portray themselves to people around them. Open to all mediums, this exhibition will feature works that explore the world of portraiture in both classic and nontraditional forms. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this physical and virtual exhibition. 



Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition - worth $500 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each



Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org 


Entry Fee:

Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members' fee for up to three works is $24. 


Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation, this includes video and site specific installation work.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email exhibitions [op] foundryartcentre [punt] org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.  


Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 


See Exhibitions FAQ on for details. 



Natalie Baldeon is a Visual Artist and Educator living in Saint Louis, MO. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of Central Florida in 2008, and her Masters of Fine Arts from Washington University in 2012. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally at venues such as the St Louis Artist Guild, Arcade Contemporary Projects, and the Millitzer Gallery. Her work has also been shown nationally at North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA; Kinsley Institute’s Grunewald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN; Zhou B Gallery, Chicago, IL; San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; and 1310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 2017 she was the Visiting Instructor for 'Drafts in Gesture' at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and the Visiting Artist for the LEAP Program at the Contemporary Arts Museum. She currently works as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University.


Baldeon’s work investigates psychological states and responses to transitions throughout life. She works in a variety of paint media including watercolor, oil and acrylic. Through her paintings, she seeks to shed light upon subject matters and experiences that are often hidden or obscured. She uses her personal experiences as the entry point to address a broader conversation. The intention of the work is exposure; turning outward what may be concealed within one’s body or subconscious, as well as within the restrictions, taboos and expectations of societal roles. Her most recent body of work focuses on motherhood, and the complexities that accompany it.


Exhibition Space:

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 



The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 


Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.  Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 


Sales, Liability, and Insurance:

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artists are responsible for work in transit. 


email: exhibitions [at]
20/10/2020 - 17:40
United Kingdom

LandEscape Now! Open Call for Artists, 15th Edition

LandEscape is launching the 2021 edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an open art event that will once again introduce nine artists in various fine arts disciplines, with the goal of discovering talented creatives from around the world and supporting their art activities.

LandEscape is a career-enhancing opportunity for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation

The current edition aims to advance artistic practice by encouraging applicants to investigate the nature of their creative process and focuses more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meanings and the recognition of the fundamental role which surroundings of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. Selected participants will be featured in the special edition of LandEscape. The theme of landscape will be a recurring one but not the only one, since LandEscape is open to a large variety of disciplines including, but not limited to:

• Painting
• Fine Art Photography
• Video Art
• Installation
• Performative Arts
• Mixed media
• Public Art

There are no entry fees and the contest is open to worldwide artists as well as groups of artists and performers.

For any further information, please visit or contact our board, mailto: landescape [op] europe [punt] com

email: landescape [at]