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

21/04/2021 - 12:03


We would like to invite you to take part in the Film Design Competition in the frame of HOW TO TARGET THE EYE: FILM & DESIGN IN THE 21st CENTURY. We would appreciate it if you could share this Call For Designers across your available communication channels.  

This is the first European summit specially focusing on film visual communication, aiming to discuss the state of the art of film graphics, in the real world, the digisphere and in between. The event will take place online, accessible upon registration, on the 18th and 19th June 2021. 

Leading designers from all over the world are invited to talk about their work and discuss the role of film design in the 21st century. Different panels and working groups will be announced. The programme also contemplates a special tribute to the memory of Hans Hillmann’s groundbreaking film design work for Neue Kirchner Filmkunst. This summit is a collaboration between the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and the Next Wave Program.
The film design competition is a central part of our program. After a thorough selection of entries by the DFFB students final works, the summit committee selected the graduation film ALTRI CANNIBALI, by Francesco Sossai (2020, 95 min), as the working object of this call for designers. We are now calling for entries, inviting all students, professionals, independent or employees, working for the public or private sector, regardless of their age or nationality to participate.

We are looking for 1 innovative poster, as well as additional visual elements. The deadline for submission is the 31st May 2021. 

To find out more about the summit, competition and application process, please visit our website:


We are looking forward to receiving your submissions,

email: nextwave-summit [at]
21/04/2021 - 04:50

Open Call For Writers - One Work Series

ONE WORK – Arts Writer Open Call 
Prospect Art is seeking arts writers for the ONE WORK series. The ONE WORK series is dedicated to a critical dialogue that focuses on one specific completed work by a contemporary artist. The series unites visual artists and critical writers through a monthly online publication.   
This open call is for any writer enthusiastic about art that would want to write a short piece about a specific work from a contemporary artist that you will be paired with from our open call artist pool. We know that people wear many hats in the art world, so we are open to curators, writers, or artists who desire to be part of this project and write an article. 

 Submit a single PDF that contains the following:
 +Contact information, Name, Email, Social media handles, website  
+Name 4-5 established contemporary artists that you are interested in
+1-2 page CV or bio 
+2 contemporary art writing samples in the form of articles, catalogues or text that you have written in English of at least 500 words. Embed link in pdf or include text in pdf.

Please name you PDF : YOUR NAME_MONTH_YEAR_Writer_ProspectArt.pdf
If selected you will receive: 

+a $200 honorarium upon completion/publication of the article
+the article will be featured on the Prospect Art Website
+social media promotion  
Email submissions to : ProspectArtSubmissions [op] gmail [punt] com 
Please use the subject line : Writer Submission-One Work- Month-Year  
Deadline May 30, 2021 

email: ProspectArtSubmissions [at]
21/04/2021 - 04:48

Open Call For Artists - One Work Series


The ONE WORK Series is dedicated to a critical dialogue that focuses on one specific completed work by an artist. The series unites visual artists and critical writers with a monthly on-line publication. The writers and artists will be invited as well as selected through by-monthly open calls. The artists and writers can be based in any part of the world. We are interested in highlighting various conceptual-based works that approach contemporary issues in a new and exciting way and represent the diverse voices and populations of the world.



Prospect Art seeks contemporary visual artists to submit work to be considered for online publication in our monthly ONE WORK series. We are looking for work by professional artists not currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. In this series, we are connecting arts writers with artists for a deep dive into one artwork.  
We want to provide exposure to artists through focused critical writing about one of their works. We are interested in highlighting various conceptual-based works that approach contemporary issues in a new and exciting way, representative of the diverse voices and populations of the world. We are looking for recent work in this open call - comprehensive and project-based- completed within the past 1-3 years.
As a reference point, here's a list of established contemporary artists and specific works that we think about as we envision this series.  

Pierre Huyghe – Silence Score, Sophie Calle - Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery, John Gerrard – Western Flag NFT, Gary Simmons – Fade to Black, Boyle Family – World Series, Shirin Neshat – Turbulent, Ragnar Kjartansson – The Visitors, Bunny Rodgers – Sister Unn's, Adrian Villar Rojas – Pedazos De Las Personas Que Amamos, Cao Fei – RMB City, Bas Jan Ader – In Search of the Miraculous, Hito Steyerl – Factory of the Sun, Arthur Jafa – Love is the Message, The Message is Death, Samson Young – Muted Situations #22, Vajiko Chachkhiani – Living Dog Among Lions, Roberto Cuoghi – Imitation of Christ, Lisa Reihana – In Pursuit of Venus (infected),  Kader Attia – Narrative Vibrations, Michel Blazy – We Were The Robots, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz – Moving Backwards, Candice Lin & Patrick Staff – Hormonal Fog, Christina Agapakis, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, and Sissel Tolaas – Resurrecting the Sublime, Charles Gaines – Manifestos.


If you are unfamiliar and/or do not connect to the artists' list above, you are probably not a good fit for this program. 

Requirements :

Submit a single PDF that contains the following:

  • +Contact information, Name, Email, Social media handles, website  
  • +4-6 different works with captions and descriptions (video links can be embedded as links in the PDF)  
  • +Artist statement (200 words or less) 
  • +1-2 page CV or bio  

Please name your PDF : YOUR NAME_MONTH_YEAR_Artist_ProspectArt.pdf  
 If selected you will receive: 

+An article about one of your works 
+A featured section on the Prospect Art Website 
+Social media promotion 
+Invitation to a Webcast discussion about your work in our Broadcast series 
Email submissions to : ProspectArtSubmissions [op] gmail [punt] com  
Please use the subject line : Artist Submission-One Work- Month-Year  
Deadline May 30, 2021  



email: ProspectArtSubmissions [at]
20/04/2021 - 15:34
United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Edition 23

Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free specialist international print publication dedicated to discovering 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, any mixed media, digital, performance and 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.

There is no specific theme for this call for art.

DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide via select bookshops, galleries and through ArtMaze’s online store. More info:

DEADLINE: May 20th, 2021 (12:00 AM, midnight: end of the day 20th May – Eastern Standard Time)

GUEST CURATOR: Julie Curtiss


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 2-page spread in print and digital magazine including bio&statement, website, and 2-5 featured artworks. All published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue of the magazine and 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]
19/04/2021 - 21:58
United Kingdom

“Self Fulfilling Prophecy”- Open Call

In many occasions artists have prophesied the path of their career, the course of their life and many other things surrounding them including life and death and a very specific one is Jean Michel Basquiat, the artist that we have chosen for the cover of the second edition of our magazine.



From the kid living in a cardboard box on the streets of New York at seventeen to a superstar millionaire artist at 21 to he’s tragic death at the age of 28 to a legend that inspires millions of artists, Jean Michel Basquiat has captured the imagination of the world. 


The purpose of this publication is to see how contemporary artists present themselves and their works to the viewers and to connect them and their works with a wider audience. 



There are no subject or medium restrictions, everyone is welcomed to apply. 


Submission Guidelines- Please read carefully.


To apply for “SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY” simply email us one image with you and your artworks orwith you in your studio, 3 images of your work  (jpg format), a short bio no more than 150 words and your Instagram username. 


For each image please include -Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price. 



Please try to submit high quality images. 



Eligible media but not limited: 


painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | Installation | video | prints | textile | ceramics. 


To make a submission is absolutely free but we do charge a £79 fee for each accepted submission. 



Where will be published? 


Google books | Apple Itunes Books | Issuu | Yumpu | Our Website. 



The printed version. 



We will also have a printed version available in our gallery. 

The printed version will be on display for 3 months in our gallery in Central London. 


It will also be available to order via our website. 



Important dates: 


the open call will run until May 20.


the publication on all the mentioned platforms will be made on May 29. 


On May 30 all the participants will get an email with all the links where the magazine will be published. 


the printed version will be available in our gallery in Central London and to order via our website starting with June 03. 





As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for. 



Good luck to you all!

email: boomergallery [at]
19/04/2021 - 17:05

Over The Real - VI edition

Call for entries for the sixth edition of the International Video Art Festival Over the Real. The Festival presents the most significant lines of research emerged in recent years in the international audiovisual arts. Over The Real aims to create an opportunity for meeting and promotion for artists who work in the field of video art which favors visibility and contacts with the public, with curators, art critics and cultural institutions.

From this year a section dedicated to Virtual Reality will be open.

There will be a selection of 10 single-channel audiovisual works and 5 VR audiovisual works. During the Festival, the artists will present their works through online talks with the participation of important curators and critics.

The selected works will show during the sixth edition of the International Video Art Festival Over The Real will be in Lucca in October 2021.

The works will also be exhibited online on the website and on the connected social platforms. In the event of a health emergency situation, due to Covid-19, the Festival could take place entirely online.

To participate in the selection, the organization asks the artists for payment of € 15 (fifteen / Euro) as secretary rights and contribution to the realization of the event.


email: info [at]
19/04/2021 - 15:31



OPEN CALL EXTENDED until April 25th: NEW NOW Conference


As part of NEW NOW, the new festival for Digital Arts on Zollverein, we are looking for digital works for our Virtual Festival and for artistic-scientific contributions for our conference. Submit your ideas until April 25 and become part of #newnow21!



How do we want to shape our world? NEW NOW explores phenomena of our times and will take place for the first time on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Essen from August 27 to October 03, 2021. For five weeks, the landmark of the Ruhr area will be transformed into an open production site for Digital Arts: The festival accompanies artists in the development of their works and invites the public to actively contribute. The Digital Arts serve as a venue for speculation. Here, artists and participants alike have the freedom to imagine and test new visions for the present.



As a discursive part of NEW NOW, an international and interdisciplinary conference will take place on September 18-19. Entitled "Another End is Possible", the conference will look at the interplay between humans, nature and technology.

While the world is becoming increasingly complex and the advance of technology is rapid, our environment is becoming more and more imbalanced. The end of the world seems to be approaching. Or has the end - the "doomsday" - already come, as some philosophers argue? Assuming we are already standing on the ruins of our society, how can we achieve a cooperative new start? How can we rethink our coexistence so that humans, biosphere and

Do you also believe "Another End Is Possible"? We are looking forward to your contributions to the conference programme!



With NEW NOW we want to expand the sense of possibilities. As a festival for Digital Arts, NEW NOW also feeds on the exchange of disciplines and practices – from computer science to gaming, design, architecture, fashion and music to visual art. We are open to a wide range of ideas and look forward to being surprised by your contributions. We are particularly happy to receive submissions from people from the Ruhr region as well as the global south and we actively include new, non-conformist perspectives.

With "Another End Is Possible" we intend to explore utopian and dystopian, posthumanist and culturally rooted themes and turning points. We also want to promote sustainable decolonial, feminist, queer and post-capitalist forms of progress. The aim is to combine diverse approaches and formats and to offer an interdisciplinary, intersectional and international programme. In addition to lectures and workshops, we are specifically interested in artistic formats.



We are looking for positions of artistic and/or artistic-scientific research and are open regarding the format – whether talks/panels, performances, rituals, workshops, audio-walks, readings, web-based applications or other experiments.



The application can be submitted via a central platform with a standardised form. You will find the link below. The Open Call for entries to the conference is extended until Sunday, April 25, 2021 (23:59 CET).



In addition to the necessary personal data, we kindly ask you to provide the following information when submitting your ideas:

- Chosen format

- Title

- Concept description (German or English, 1000-1500 characters including spaces)

- Short biography (German or English, 800-1500 characters including spaces)

- Link to portfolio, website, social media profile, etc.

- Artist or speaker portrait (with credits)

- Visualisation/picture of the artwork or conference idea (with credits)



An invitation to the conference includes an expense allowance. Any travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

The conference will be hybrid (adapted to pandemic conditions) or virtual, if required.

If you have any questions, please contact our programme team at: programme [op] newnow-festival [punt] com




email: programme [at]
18/04/2021 - 17:44

Red Wine International Art Festival - Call for International Artists

The Art Inception (AI) Georgia and The Voice from Georgia are happy to announce their first formal collaboration for the Annual Red Wine Art Festival scheduled to take place in the Kakheti region (Georgia) on September 21-26, 2021.


The project aims to connect professional artists from Europe and Asia with local professionals to share experience and creative practices.


The festival welcomes all artists to participate in the Call. The festival is seeking an assortment of artists representing diverse styles in painting.


The Call is open to all adult artists of any nationality, to participate in 5 day-festival in Kakheti. Twelve artists among the finalists will be selected for the Festival and final exhibition in Sighnaghi.


In September, the group of the selected artists will be involved in an active creative process and will develop ideas, sketches that will be transferred into artworks (80 cm X 100 cm) and exhibited. During the project, artists will work in public places as one more purpose of the project is to show the process of creation, which is usually shrouded in mystery. Citizens will be invited to observe, ask questions, discuss, and can even participate in the process. There will be 2 cultural tours during the festival, where artists will have the possibility to visit Georgia’s most important cultural places and get inspiration. The event will be highly promoted by local Georgian TV-s and on social media.



Free pre-application               June, 30

Deadline                                  July, 1

Finalists announcement        August 2

Festival                                    September 21-25



Signaghi, kakheti region (Georgia) 



20 painters 



September 21 – 26, 2021 



€ 400



1 | Send us your bio and artist statement maximum of 200 words in a word document or PDF format, via email to gkikalishvili [op] aigeorgia [punt] online or g [punt] tabliashvili [op] yahoo [punt] com


2 | Upload your work

Upload and share with us up to 10 images of works



The pre-selection is free, only the artists who will be selected by the jury will be able to register later. 


email: gkikalishvili [at]
18/04/2021 - 15:46

Spiritual Awakening



Submission deadline 28th April 2021

Opening of Online Exhibition 11th May 2021.

Closure of Online Exhibition 11th June 2021.


"Spiritual Awakening may be described, one way, as a tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.


Each individual's experience of a spiritual awakening is different.  We are looking for

artwork to reflect spiritual awakening, be it through medium used or experiences felt and lived.


Guidelines terms and Conditions: 

  • All mediums are considered. 
  • Please submit 1 artwork (max. 5mb per image). Image File should include artist's name, artwork title, artwork dimensions & year artwork was made; e.g. artistsname_titleartwork_10X10cm_2021
  • Artist statement max 250 words and artist biography 250 words.
  • 1 Artist's website/blog/social media platform link must be supplied.


To complete your application make sure to click on the Submit Application button on the submission form link:

Alternatively, please email your submission details to: admin [op] pepneygallery [punt] com


Free to apply.

If selected for exhibition, a one time representation fee of €20 will be payable to

Pepney Gallery.

email: admin [at]
17/04/2021 - 14:25

Camouflage video art exhibition

Open call for videoart works
to be presented in the frame of
exhibition on VisualcontainerTV
curated by Marisol Malatesta, Simona Da Pozzo and Alessandra Arnò
Online from June 11th to July 12th


Camouflage is a nomadic project based on the research and exploration of videoart sharing personal practice and discussion on media. As outsider observation point aims to specify an autonomous and independent vision from the art system and experimental videoart. Camouflage stands in a peripherical position to promote and support the dialogue between video artists and their practices as a focal point of interest. Camouflage is a free entity that appears when it is essential and disappears to point out the result of its research on media. Camouflage is a philosophy of self-improvement

The project was born in Vegapunk and is run by three artists:
Marisol Malatesta |
Simona Da Pozzo |
Alessandra Arnò |

The focus of the screening is the relationship between performance and videoart.
With performance meaning a concept that defines an action (stirred by a person or by his absence, by an object or a situation) in a space and time given by the duration of the video. Artists are welcome to present project that can fluctuate between documents, forgery, storytelling, etc. Proposals that formalize a research will be taken into consideration as well as those that take into account the latest developments in video art, exploring languages and relations with the viewer.
Camouflage exhibition will run on VisualcontainerTV international videoart web channel for one month.

During the previous editions, there was an opening to present the videos and the artists to Milan art scene. The opening has been conceived as an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences between those who teach, practice and explore video. This Year, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot guarantee that there will be a live opening and the usual meeting between the artists. However, this remains an option that we reserve the right to activate should health conditions allow it.


Eligibility and conditions

Artists researching on videoart are welcome.
We also warmly invite young artists and students to apply.
Selected artists are invited to take part at the live opening (Depending on the circumstances and legislations on covid-19)
Please, take in consideration that:
- Due to public health conditions, we cannot currently guarantee grants for travel and accommodation, but we can prepare invitation letters to help you cover the costs.
- Students enrolled at Arts University Bournemouth University are eligible for travel and overnight grant taken in charge by AUB university
Videos are suggested to be shorter than 6', but longer works can be submitted.
You can submit more than 1 video-work.
Submitted videos will be archived. They will be eventually used only in the frame of the screening and the online exhibition of Camouflage 2021. Further occasions will be discussed with the artist.


Apply here:



email: freecamouflage [at]