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

05/08/2019 - 16:12


STIFF Film Festival


ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists 

DEADLINE: August 25th 2019


AWARDS: No compensation; however, you retain ownership & will be credited for accepted work.


STIFF film festival is looking for the most creative GIF animations to be featured in the special exhibition during STIFF film festival Rijeka, Croatia.


STIFF film festival in cooperation with Gallery SKC opened a new festival category for animated GIF films. The selection of the best works will be screened at the art Gallery SKC during the STIFF Film Festival (17th- 20th October) and will be promoted through our website and social media networks.

Submissions must not exceed 30 seconds, they must be looped, high definition, and in H.264 profile.


Submit your best GIF to STIFF by August 25th, 2019 to stiff [punt] gif [op] gmail [punt] com


The theme of the 6th edition of STIFF film festival is Fear. Through its film program, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and masterclasses the festival will discuss the causes and consequences of the culture of fear in Europe and in the world. It will focus on methods of resistance and struggle against fear and oppression with emphasis on cinema and art. We focus on works addressing this theme in a broad sense so be free to apply regardless.



Entry Details


Entries must be submitted in video file format (High Profile H.264, 1920 x 1080, 16:9. AUDIO: 16-bit, Stereo, 48000 Hz.) 
Submissions must be looped
Entries must be between 1 - 30 seconds in length
Entries with and without audio are accepted
Entries must be original work (including any audio used)
One person can submit a maximum of three GIFs
Deadline for submission is August 25th 2019 
Works must be submitted through email stiff [punt] gif [op] gmail [punt] com - write in subject - STIFF Gif 2019
Along with your video work please include a  pdf document (named same as your work) with full credits: title of your GIF, year of production, your surname and first name, artistic pseudonym (if you have any), e-mail address, country of residence, your website (if exists)
if the size of the GIF is too large (>3 MB), please provide a download link of the file through, or WeTransfer

email: stiff.gif [at]
04/08/2019 - 02:40
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Wotisart #31 (October 2019)

Wotisart is a portfolio magazine. Our goal is to allow unknown artists an avenue to show their work and gain some recognition in the industry and also to answer the question... What is art? We are now taking entries for the October issue of Wotisart?

Brief: send us a large digital image of your work (the bigger the better). Also send us any information you think is relevant. 

Deadline: 28th September 2019

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


Instagram: @wotisart
Twitter: @wotisart

email: october [at]
03/08/2019 - 05:14
United Kingdom

Call for Artists - Average Art 39 (October 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 October 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 September 2019

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

Instagram: @averagearts

Twitter: @averagearts



email: october [at]
02/08/2019 - 23:08
United States

THE WALL 2020 | Trestle Gallery



Application deadline: September 30, 2019


Trestle Gallery is pleased to announce a new open call opportunity for site-specific projects for The Wall. Trestle Gallery will select 4 artists (or artistic collaborators/collectives) for the 2020 calendar year to execute a site-specific drawing, painting, or installation on our 8 x 10.25 foot entrance wall at our 850 3rd Avenue location. These projects will remain on view for approximately 2 months, with an opening reception that coincides with our other gallery programming. Applications are open to all artists (NY-based or otherwise) but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects. Trestle will provide a modest stipend to help cover expenses related to the production of the work. Selected artists will be notified in the Fall of 2019. 


Dates for The Wall 2020:

January 17 - March 8 | March 20 - May 10 | July 2 - August 30 | September 11 - November 1


Submission Guidelines:  


  • You may submit up to 5 images of your current work to provide some context for your proposal. If you have previously executed a site-specific wall work, please include it with your images.
  • Please make your proposal as detailed as possible. You may also submit up to 3 images to further illustrate/supplement your proposal.
  • Acceptable media include drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, photography, and/or mixed media. Installations may extend up to 24 inches from the wall. Unfortunately we cannot accept proposals which include video, sound, or any other electronic components.
  • Images must be in .JPG or .JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side, titled: LastnameFirstname_Title.jpg
  • CV, Statement, and Bio must be submitted in PDF form, titled: LastnameFirstName_CV.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Statement.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Bio.pdf; 
  • National and international artists are welcome to apply, but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects


For additional details + application, click here.

email: info [at]
02/08/2019 - 17:57

Window-Show OPEN CALL for visual artist and writers residency in project space


OPEN CALL for visual artist and writers
residency in project space


With this call we are aiming for artists outside Amsterdam.


We are a small artist-run initiative located in the south of Amsterdam, in a vivid neighborhood with galleries, eateries. We run a show window. For our programming of the coming semester we can host visual artists for one week to make a site specific work in the period September 15 - December 15, 2019. We explicitly invite artists of another field than visual arts to apply, but the selection is being made on the grounds of a good project proposal for the show window. The work has to be site specific and show an original relation to the street.


Please send us your project proposal as one PDF.
CV with address and website
max 10 images
or a video compilation of max 10’ set on a link with a password
a project proposal for the window

Deadline: Ongoing
Costs: E350,-
including one week sleeping facilities, shared bathroom
a modest project space 5x6m
an exhibition of max 3 weeks in the show window
an opening including digital mailing
self-catering in a shared kitchen, food not included,
drinks at the opening are not included
we take care of non-alcoholic drinks and finger food at the opening

an extension of the stay is possible with a maximum of three weeks
a total of 2 weeks E500,-
a total of 3 weeks E650,-
a deposit has to be made in advance


For more information, sizes of the show window, write:
stichtinglajetee [op] hotmail [punt] com


email: stichtinglajetee [at]
01/08/2019 - 18:24

Mirrors and Reflections


Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. 2019



FREE ENTRY Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme


As the title of this call says, the works collected on the occasion of the next LoosenArt collective will expose a theme that has always been subject to interpretations: the mirror, a means of symbolic and conceptual connotations through which the artists of the past have conveyed analytical and metaphorical meanings.

From the reflection of Caravaggio's "Narcissus" to Pistoletto's shattered mirrors, these are just some of the examples that testify of a continuum in the history of art in reflecting on the very concept of "reflection", a further confirmation of the intrinsic nature of the creative act, that of the exposition of the self and of our perception of the world, interior and exterior, through the execution of the artwork that becomes the mirror of the self.


Submissions at

Deadline 7th December 2019

email: info [at]
31/07/2019 - 15:23

On the road - take part in a collective photography exhibition in Berlin



For this exhibition we would like to see the most special places you have ever been to! Take us with you to the heart of your adventures, let us grasp the particular atmospheres of the spaces you discovered and feel their soul and beauty. Share the impressions encountered throughout the way, the people you met, the stories that were told or created.

We would love to be part of your journey!


Selected artists will take part in a collective show at Fish Tank in Berlin. The exhibition will take place in October 2019 during the Berlin photo week.


more info:

email: photographicexplorationproject [at]
31/07/2019 - 11:17

MilanoVetro -35 II Edition

The competition envisages participation extended to different skills, artistic and design, professional and amateur, without restrictions of type or restrictions on the percentage of glass material used in making the work. The works can be made with any technique and using any material combined with glass.
The works will be accepted exclusively if they are made in a time range not exceeding the last two years starting from the date of 1st July 2019, thus made after 1st July 2017, and if they are unpublished.

The competition is two-yearly and is open to young people who are under the age of 35 on the date the notice was published. The first edition was held in 2018.
The finalists will participate with the selected works in an exhibition set up in the first few months of 2020 at the museum rooms of the Sforza Castle of Milan.
The winning work will become part of the Sforza Castle collections.

email: Galleria [at]
30/07/2019 - 21:28
United States

5th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Calling all Artists! The Oxford Arts Alliance (from the little town of Oxford, Pennsylvania) is having our 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition!


For our 2019 National Juried Exhibition, we have enlisted the expertise of Ryan Grover as our Juror. He is the Curator at Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, DE. 

“Juror – Ryan Grover, Curator as Biggs Museum of American Art. Ryan Grover is an experienced Curator with a demonstrated history of working in the museum industry with strengths in American art, contemporary art and public programming.  

Mr. Grover is skilled in exhibitions, publications, writing for many audiences, fund raising, donor development, board relations, capital projects and team development. He has a Master's degree focused in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

He is curator of an important collection of American fine and decorative arts, with regional strengths, made from 1700 to the present. He is in charge of all aspects of the collection: curation, registration, exhibitions, installation and interpretation.  

His position also encompasses key project responsibilities in grant writing, donor cultivation, foundation cultivation, budget supervision, capital improvement/expansion, state government relations, committee organization, long-range planning, outreach, all forms of scholarly and popular education and content production for on-line media and publishing.” 

Learn more about our juror: 

Original work in all media is eligible for entry. 

Entry - Limit of 4, $15 each 

If you're interested in submitting work to this juried show, the deadline is August 23rd, 2019. 

Our exhibition has AWARDS! 

$2100 in cash prizes will be awarded by the juror as well as People’s Choice Award selected by visiting patrons. 

First place $1000 

Second place $500 

Third place $300 

Honorable mentions @$100 each 

People’s Choice Award~ Artists Membership ($40 value) 


Additional information can be found at 

Find the online and paper application here: 

Any questions, please email Xyare Lambert, Gallery Coordinator at gallery [op] oxfordart [punt] org 

email: gallery [at]
30/07/2019 - 19:46
United States

Mempho Music Festival 2019

MEMPHO exists to blend today's best sounds with Memphis' storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, art, food, and nature that appeals to people of all ages. In addition to an extensive schedule of entertainment and activities at MEMPHO Fest, there will be a variety of unique and interesting goods for sale throughout the site. 


With a diverse lineup of 25+ musicians set to play in one of the largest urban parks in America, Mempho Music Festival promises a unique two-day experience filled with chill vibes and lush green views.



email: vendor [at]