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.

Read here how to proceed to add or remove an open call from this page.

Call for artists

16/04/2021 - 13:22

Announcement of the exhibition “Got something to say about Europe?”

arkadenale. got something to say about Europe?


Since 2015 a theme-specific exhibition – arkadenale – has been held in the Kunstarkaden every two years.

This year everything revolves around the theme of the European Union.



In the municipal art space „Kunstarkaden“, Sparkassenstraße 3, Munich


As a forum for artistic experimentation, as a platform for contemporary art, and as a place for dialogically conceived projects the Kunstarkaden support young Munich-based artists with different cultural backgrounds in group exhibitions. The artworks are staged and presented in interaction with the spatial conditions of the Kunstarkaden.

The Kunstarkaden additionally promote the artists with publications about the exhibitions and thus ensure a lasting impression.



Got something to say about Europe?


According to Greek legend, Zeus, who had transformed himself into a bull, abducted a Phoenician princess to the island of Crete. There she gave birth to three children and the continent where they lived got her name: Europe.

Often, when people talk about "Europe", they are actually talking about the "European Union”. This fact alone suggests that this subject area is highly complex. Political and economic interests give rise to an entity that is not exactly easy to comprehend.

After World War II, several states formed an alliance that has expanded over the years. The primary goals were the preservation of peace and the promotion of the economy. With the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, the foundation of the European Union was signed. Today, the EU has 27 member states. Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law, and human rights are values on which the EU is founded.

But what is the EU to you? From your artistic perspective?

For the exhibition 27 artists are invited to the Kunstarkaden to artistically express their thoughts and ideas on this topic. Each artist will be represented with one artwork.



Opening: October 5, 2021

Duration: until December 18, 2021



Artists from the European Union



Please send your application documents consisting of a short CV and concept + idea sketch on the topic of "European Union" (max. 2 DIN-A4 pages, PDF) via e-mail to kunstarkaden [op] muenchen [punt] de by May 21, 2021.



k u n s t a r k a d e n
Ein Kunstraum der Stadt Muenchen
An art space of the city of Munich
Sparkassenstraße 3

80331 Muenchen

Tel: +49 89 233 209 47 / +49 89 233 237 84

kunstarkaden [op] muenchen [punt] de

email: kunstarkaden [at]
16/04/2021 - 08:04
South Korea

Call for Artists: In Touch

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the International Exhibition “In Touch.” The exhibition covers topics of tactility, texture, communication, and post-COVID-19 touchless culture trends. We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art.

*Deadline: May 7, 2021

-Photographs & 2D Digital Art
-Video & Interactive Art
-Painting & Installation Art

-Photography & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 or 10×10 inches, framed, and installed by our curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in different sizes. Additional fees may apply.
-Video & Interactive Art
We will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screened via a projector. If the work is required to be screened via a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.
-Physical Works (Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, and Installation Art)

The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.

*Exhibition Dates: November 24 – December 12, 2021
***The dates are subject to change.
*How to submit your work:
– Please send us up to 3 direct links to video and/or up to 5 JPG images (100-500 kilobytes per image recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “cicamuseum [punt] submission [op] gmail [punt] com.”
– Please write “Submission: In Touch – Category – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.

If your work is selected, you will be required to pay the printing & show maintenance fee: $65 (USD) per work.
We look forward to the participation of creative artists. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page ( and leave a message.

For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
15/04/2021 - 23:36


Art Mums United, a global platform celebrating women creatives and motherhood is excited to announce a curated call for artists for the AMU DIRECTORY SPRING 2021!


Submit your work to one of the following options:

* Artist Profile Submission

* Artist Profile / Interview Submission

* Artist Profile / Interview / Solo Exhibit Submission


All our directory artists have a permanent feature on the Art Mums United website (headshot, up to 5 images of art, artist bio & statement, website and social media handle). 


They are also featured on our Instagram account and considered for in-house group online exhibits.



Submissions are open to art mums and other women identifying as mothers, would-be mums, fur mums.

All types of artists working in any medium, international.

No art education necessary.



Website and/or social media handles.

Artist bio, artist statement in Word format (under 500 words each).


Up to 5 pieces of art (min 72 DPI, no older than 2019) or 5 links to your most significant work (musicians, dancers, performers).


Submission fee: EUR 20 / EUR 25 / EUR 35 depending on the selected option


email: artmumsunited [at]
15/04/2021 - 21:59

To be more site-specific: Call for proposals - deadline 13.05.2021

We are looking forward to receive exhibition proposals!
[☄️] [☄️] [☄️]
13.05.2021 - deadline for proposals // 14.05 - 16.05 -> selection process // 16.05 - 18.05 -> contacting the selected artists and discussing additional details // 19.05 - 19.06 -> time for producing and delivering the proposed works --> end of June, date TBA: opening of the groupshow
Our open call invites proposals that engage with understanding and exploring the idea of space, under various levels. The exhibiting space could be a starting point, and we are open to receive proposals that are specifically tailored to it - installations and interventions could be a turn-on; but at the same time we are inviting you to step off the walls and reflect in more general terms on the theme and exploring the idea of space even outside its physical boundaries.
[deliver it personal, deliver it from a social-collective perspective, deliver it as an intervention, as a statement, or just how it feels like - deliver a piece of how you perceive site specific-ness - deliver it in interaction with a specific time/mindset/intention]
We are expecting proposals that are derived out of the specifics of the space.
During the past years we intentionally kept visible on the walls of our space traces of the past exhibitions, as a symbolic journey into its history or as a collection of gestures and interactions from and with some of the artists. At the same time, we elaborated the specific of our space under a non-glamorous approach, looking to configure it under a trashy aesthetic, as a way of expressing the DIY condition of our management, and at the same time, maybe as a reflection on how the local artscene sustains itself. This could be a starting point of the theme of the call, as you will have to create your works in relation to the space as it is, and in interaction to what it means or could mean.
space as context, space as reflection, space as possibility, space as memory, space: material or virtual (?), space in relationship with content, space as a medium for projection, space as condition, space as shape, space as a manifest, space as environment, space as a thought-extension
via email to: matcaartspacecall [op] gmail [punt] com until 13.05.2021 / subject: To be more site-specific Submissions should include your CV, a portfolio including recent works - or website link, and the documentation of the proposed work (text argumentation & description of the work, sketches, images, or any other kind of material needed to explain and present the proposed works -> provide us any contextual or technical information related to your proposal) We are expecting submissions that will be produced for the purpose of this show. After the call we will select between 4 and 6 artists who will receive a budget for the production of the work (900 lei/proposal). If needed, we will cover their transportation costs of the works. After the show, the delivered works will be shipped back to the authors. Works that are related to the shape, aesthetics, story and condition of our space will represent a priority in the final selection. We encourage you to imagine your works in relation with our two rooms, as we accept pretty much any kind of site-intervention. You can find photos of the space, a video, and the plan of the building here:
The call is open to artists world-wide, working under any kind of mediums.

Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund
The project does not necessarily represent the standpoint of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN cannot be held liable for the content of the programme or the manner in which the outcomes of the project may be used. These shall devolve entirely on the beneficiary of the financing.

email: matcaartsacecall [at]
15/04/2021 - 15:11
United Kingdom

Finding Your Creative Voice Masterclass

For artists of all levels, this session will help you to identify and strengthen your creative voice (incl. distinct artistic style, niche, voice, authenticity and story). Your creative voice allows people to connect and find value in your work to purchase it or to make more of it. The stronger your creative voice the more likely you are to get opportunities including sales, licencing agreements, exhibitions, shows and gallery representation. It is vitally important that Artists communicate in a consistent manner across their business – from the website, to statement, to social media to live events. This practical session will fall into two parts:

This session will last for 1hr 30 minutes and will include an opportunity for Rosalind to answer any questions that members may have.

email: hello [at]
14/04/2021 - 11:44

Apply for scholarships – Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts


The 2021 Summer Academy course programme is online (19 July–28 August 2021)

Scholarship application deadline: 3 May 2021


Those who can, do.

Those who can do more, teach.*


The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts invites applications to its programme for 2021. Courses will be held at the Fortress Hohensalzburg (hybrid classrooms), the Fuerstenbrunn Quarry (on site) or as Webinars (online). Each year, the Academy invites international artists, curators, collectives, educators, scholars and writers to serve as instructors for its course-programme. In 2021, we are pleased to offer courses under the instructorship of Rossella Biscotti (Italy/Belgium), Cäcilia Brown (France/Austria) / Anna Hofbauer (Switzerland/Austria) / Mikkel Holm Torp (Denmark/Italy), Cosmin Costinaş (Romania/Hong Kong) / Inti Guerrero (Colombia/Hong Kong), Anna Daučiková (Slovakia/Czech Republic), Shezad Dawood (United Kingdom), Christina Dimitriadis (Greece/Germany), Louisa Elderton (United Kingdom/Germany) / Klaus Speidel (Germany/Austria), Léuli Eshrãghi (Australia/Canada), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo/Germany), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore) with Jan Gerber Sebastian Lütgert (Germany), Nadira Husain (France/Germany) / Flora Klein (Switzerland/Germany), Leon Kahane (Germany), Wasif Munem (Bangladesh), Christian Nyampeta (Ruanda/USA), Shubigi Rao (Singapore), ruangrupa (Indonesia/Germany), Francis Ruyter (USA/Austria).


At the Academy, instructors translate their practice and research into a pedagogical relationship with

participants, in order to explore contemporary art practices in mutually interrogative, personal and

persistent ways. Conversations are undertaken with a view toward materializing art-related ideas or

transmit them into research and life. The programme reflects current trends in contemporary art such as

performance and poetics (Eshrãghi, Nyampeta), VR/AR animation/algorithms (Dawood, Ho),

archiving (Kahane, Munem, Ruyter) and collective/community-oriented practices (ruangrupa) as well

as methodological approaches to decoloniality (Costinaş/Guerrero, Husain/Klein, Rao), eco-criticism

(Biscotti, Haliti) and (queer-) feminism (Daučiková, Dimitriadis) in art.


Detailed information on instructors and courses here.


Further information and online scholarship application here


email: presse [at]
14/04/2021 - 06:03
United Kingdom

Working Artist Open Call (Deadline: 28 April 2021)

Working Artist is an independent, printed art magazine created by creatives for creatives. Our aim is to make a statement and support other artists by presenting their artworks. We accept submissions by professionals and amateurs, of all ages and from all locations.


Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium.


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


DEADLINE: 28 April 2021



Submit images by email (high quality images)

A brief bio about the artist / artwork

Entries should be emailed to us at may [op] workingartist [punt] co [punt] uk (subject: Submission)


Free to enter.

email: may [at]
14/04/2021 - 00:44
United States

Americas COVID-19 Memorial Project

The Biennial of the Americas invites artists to submit memorial artworks to be featured as part of “Americas COVID-19 Memorial,” an artist-driven memorial project to acknowledge the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Americas. Now through May 31 submit your artwork to be featured in an online gallery and be considered for award prizes of up to $5,000.


Individuals or collaborative groups of any age or nationality, who reside within the boundaries of the Americas (including Canada, the United States, Central & South America and the Caribbean), are invited to submit artworks. Submissions should focus on exploration of how the artistic imagination conceives a memorial to a contemporary tragedy that transcends national borders. Artwork may be accompanied by a 300-word narrative describing the work and any details about inspiration, materials used or additional context. 


Learn more about submission guidelines and award prizes on our website



About Biennial of the Americas

The Biennial of the Americas (the Biennial) builds connections, creates community and inspires change across the Americas. Due to its location on the north-south axis, this Denver nonprofit organization launched in 2010 to enhance, celebrate and discover the cultural and economic connections between North and South America. The Biennial convenes and connects international leaders from the business, civic and cultural sectors to inspire change across the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit or engage with the Biennial on Facebook, Instagram (@thebiennial) or Twitter (@thebiennial).

email: info [at]
13/04/2021 - 13:24

Open Call – Cheap Freedom Club

Cheap Freedom Club is an online visual art museum. It’s open to everyone.

To apply, send

– download link(s) to your image(s)
– a few words about your work
+ optionally:
– text, links, and/or donation method for your page

to cheapfc[at]protonmail[dot]com


– PNG, JPG, or GIF
– maximum file size = 15 MB
– maximum 20 files per artist (for now)
– unlimited text and links

The site is updated once a week.
You can always submit new images to replace old ones of your choice.

email: cheapfc [at]
12/04/2021 - 16:06

Constant Open Call: Worksession Down Dwars Delà #1

This the open call for:
Session 1: EBEN-EZER TOWER, Bassenge, Belgium
Monday July 12 -> Saturday July 17, 2021

The open call for Session 2 in Bidston, UK, you can find here:


The aim of the Down Dwars Delà worksessions is to collectively assemble and study a tools-not-box (see it more as a jumble of tools than a neatly ordered toolbox) in which we bring together techniques, rituals, protocols and technologies for non-intrusive, non-extractivist, intra-vertical observation with the narrative worlds they make. This compilation of devices would allow us to narrate the two sites according to other criteria and to make space for (un)making sense of the stories formulated by and about the Bidston Observatory and the Eben-Ezer tower. Working and thinking with natural resources as starting point, we take the extractive technologies of colonialism to be a major part of the way we relate to Nature, and to ecologies of nature. Not in least due to these worldviews having produced "N"ature itself. It’s the intention then, to begin from intimate, sentient/spiritual or discursive relations within/to the two (un)natural environments.

We warmly invite conflicted artists, designers, (non)experts in oceanography, geography, dendrology, botany, biology and more to join us. Participants can expect fulfilling collaborative practices, exchanges of knowledge and experience, some time to work on their own related projects (if they have one) and/or finding new threads and relations to start off a new project.


Silex-Museum / Eben EzerTower
During this week we will be working around the Eben-Ezer tower. This building was constructed just after the second world war, as a monument against all forms of violence. It is completely built from flintstone /silex, which was quarried in part from the mine on top of which the tower is built. The tower is filled with mythological figures symbolising a quest for peace. The site offers a rich complexity of intertwined histories: local marl stone and flint mining, internationalist pacifism, Christian influences... The tower and its surroundings are situated on an early 20th century geopolitical hotspot bordering Holland and Germany. It was built in reaction to the direct presence of the defensive fort Eben-Emael. For the larger part, the sculptures, architecture, construction and theoretical and artistic framing is the sprout of the imagination and craftsmenship of one person. The tower has grown into a center of attention for so called outsider arts and it’s garden is the home location for the European center for Fantastic arts. The tower and the historic mines that surround it, is in close (stone’s throw) proximity to a large industrial scale operative quarry, the "carriere de Romont", which has a license for digging the area until 2043. It is both an economic source as a threat to environment and heritage.


The week is set up as a collective residency. We will camp on site and conduct collective inquiries that feed into existing or emerging artistic projects. Participants might be interested in thematics such as for example: listening to the stars, observing the underground. Technologies of the imaginary / imaginary technologies. Personal monuments, towerology, feminist geology, ancient (pre)historic signs and symbols. Non-extractive mining. Radio, bats, disturbances, vibrations, and darkness. Natural resources and its dis-accordance with military industry. Rewriting her/his/stories. Revisit peace-earth iconography. Anti-extractive computation.


- Programme: We will construct a common programme in which there is time to inject personal moments. Some ingredients of the weeks programme are /might be: geological visits (local mines, farmers, sites), meeting botanist and bat specialists, museum visits (if we can cross the border)

- We’ll take on the costs of your travel your lodging (we’ll camp on site so please bring a tent)

- Food will be provided/paid for, meals are a mix of group self-catering and catered. Please let us know about dietary requirements & allergies

- If you have small dependents, we can make this work - there will be space to stay as family/kin, and collective sessions where care is taken into account.

- Participation : This is a call for physical participation. Week 1 is open for participants within pragmatic proximity to the location. We will respect local and national anti-covid19 measurements. Regulations will probably different in UK/BE. Check the website of relevant authorities: We do not want to get into covid-related policing but we’ll ask to the participants to be mindful before joining the group.


- The Eben Ezer tower has many stairs with no elevator and the terrain is rough. For anybody who has specific access requirements, please get in touch and we can send further text, audio or image-based information.
Please indicate if these conditions do not suit your personal situation.


Worksessions ?
Constant worksessions function as temporary research colaboratories, collective working environments where different types of expertise come into contact with each other. Worksessions are intensive otherwise-disciplined situations to which artists, software developers, theorists, activists and others contribute. During worksessions we develop ideas and prototypes that in the long-term lead to publications, projects and new proposals. As worksessions are multi-modal, this particular worksession will be shaped in response to our current global situation into which closeness, exchange and togetherness are drastically altered. Work-sessions favour the use of F/LOSS software. To facilitate collective work, these Guidelines for collaboration apply.



Places are limited. If you are interested in joining, please send an application to: peter [op] constantvzw [punt] org before 15 May.
Please explain why this topic is important for you and include a couple of sentences about how this connects to your interests.
Please indicate clearly whether you are interested in week 1 or 2 and where from you would travel.
We will confirm participation last week of May.

email: peter [at]