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

24/02/2021 - 15:33

Call for Photographers, Digital Artists, New Media Artists and Video Artists

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.

For one of our first physical stores in The Netherlands, we're looking for photographers, digital artists, new media artists, and video artists to be featured on our Samsung The Frame. (An Oled TV with design based on a picture frame). We'll select and schedule works throughout the year. Selected works will be shown on the screen, continuously looping. We’re based in the center of Eindhoven, within the creative heart of the city.


Photos / Digital Artwork
-Cropped to 1080p (1920 px X 1080 px) or 4K (3840px X 2160px)
-300 DPI
-Only works made after January 2019

Video Art
-Full HD Video (1920 x 1080) or 4K (3840px X 2160px)
-MP4, H.264
-High resolution
-Maximum length: 3 minutes
-Audio Muted
-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 stores, you'll receive a feature on our social channels and a promotion package for your own social media.

Submission fee:
€10,- (administration fee and processing costs)

Submission Link: 

email: danny [at]
24/02/2021 - 08:29

Video Sound Archive, 2021, Season 1 - Open Call

Video Sound Archive, co-founded by video sound artists Bridget Moreen Leslie and Debbie YJ Lin is a working archive dedicated to video and sound works that reconsiders the current restructures and parameters.

Rather than a standard festival or exhibition, we are calling for video and sound artworks (up to 10 minutes). To encourage a literal pause in life and ‘mindful use of this easily accessible medium’ by underscoring critical thought and creation. Leaning away from social media and insta- “content creation” (vanity metrics) we hope to allow a straightforward space without the unnecessary pressure of views/likes.

Viewers will see a series of “curated pauses,” -stills- that will live in each season\'s archive. Each Artist will be highlighted and the still image will link to the corresponding artist’s website. This is to encourage visibility in the artist’s own environment, and you get to keep your artwork in your place of choice. Rather than an Artist statement or bio, we will be conducting a series of Artist interviews to include on each Artist who wishes to participate. This is to give a more in-depth and critical lens into their work and themes. It will be added to the specific Artist's page in their season.

Season 1 will be our experimental inauguration. In hopes of avoiding traditional rejection principals- if your work is not selected for Season 1- we may reach out to use it in the following season.

To apply send us an email at videosoundarchive [op] gmail [punt] com
*Include your name, one still image, and one link to your video.

Application Fee: Free $0

Deadline: 2021-03-31

email: videosoundarchive [at]
23/02/2021 - 18:47

International online art competition and exhibition

HelvetArt Swiss announces International OPEN CALL for online art competition and exhibition. Monetary Prizes for the first 3 place Winners. All accepted work will be included in online exhibition & will receive online promotion. Selected artworks will be shared on our social media pages. 

Theme - "Open", accepting 2D work in any medium and style- show us your best work! $20 for one art piece. You may enter more than once. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. Deadline: March 20, 2021.

email: Info [at]
23/02/2021 - 18:24

Cine al Patio - Open Call for films

One of the most profound changes over the course of the past year is the way in which audiences have been able to experience art. The closure of cinemas especially has left a hole in the heart of shared social experience, the incommunicable connections that are generated between viewer and screen severed somewhat in the solitariness of our homes. Yet as lockdowns are eased and we return to things familiar, we here at Cine al patio hope to reestablish those relationships with a programme that is dedicated to new ways of experiencing the world.


Cine al patio presents a monthly selection of short films in the unique outdoor setting of La Casa del Árbol Cultural Centre in the heart of Buenos Aires. Our screenings take place in a relaxed atmosphere, catered to an audience eager to experience high-level artistic content from a variety of culture and genres.


We are interested in receiving entries from all manner of fields, be it fiction or documentary, experimental or narrative, live-action or animated, or a combination of these.


The winner of each month's audience vote will win a digital poster that has been created especially by our award-winning graphic-design team.


The aim of Cine al patio is to ultimately connect audiences through a shared love of cinema, to reconcile people through the power of stories told over a mere matter of minutes.


We very much hope that you’ll share that experience with us.

email: cinealpatiofilm [at]
23/02/2021 - 18:15

Mute Festival 2021


MUTE is an international festival devoted to experimental film and video, aiming at investigate the relationship between image and sound. 
The mission of MUTE is to provide local and regional audiences with an opportunity to view a wide variety of contemporary experimental works, focused on artistic excellence, different styles, forms, and nationalities. 
Part of the cultural program of Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture and spin off of Ma/In festival, MUTE has become an independent festival that offers a program of live cinema, performances, live sonorization of classic silent film.

The third edition will be held from 21st of May to 6th of June 2021 in Basilicata, South Italy. 
21-22-23 of May in Potenza - Cineteatro Don Bosco 
4-5-6 of June in Matera - Auditorium Casa cava 
Over the span of 6 days, the festival will show premieres, retrospectives, tributes, audio-visual performances, and discussion panels. 

MUTE Festival is opened to artists who want to submit experimental works. 

The call is composed by 3 different categories: 
- Experimental Mutations: found footage, essay film, video performance, expanded cinema, experimental animation, experimental documentary, video art; 
- Visual Mutations: virtual reality, 360° inmersive cinema; 
- Sound Mutations: new sonorization of short silent film or documentary or footage.

Only short films with a maximum runtime of 20 minutes. No restrictions on the date of completion, premiere status or whether your work has been made available online

An international jury will selected the artworks to be screened. Only selected works will be in the festival’s program. 
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. 
Award Winners: The winners (one per categories) will be invited to accompany their film to the MUTE festival and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Organization.

The festival is organized by LOXOSconcept, a non-profit cultural centre, active in the realization of experimental movies, sound art works, artistic installations and promoting research into the aesthetic, analytical, musicological and scientific aspects of music. 

Awards & Prizes

- Winner Experimental Mutations 
- Winner Visual Mutations 
- Winner Sound Mutations



email: call [at]
22/02/2021 - 21:20

CSREA residency at Brown University

Artists, media makers, and writers whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States can apply to be a Practitioner Fellow for the Spring academic semester.

email: Saraya_McPherson [at]
22/02/2021 - 18:38

$3,500 Artist Grants

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Spring 2021 artist grants. 


For this open call, we have increased grant awards to $3,500


We are offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000.


Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.


The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists' careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call.


We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 grant cycle.


Program Highlights

Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists

$3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant

$1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant

30 artists will have their work archived at

A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize

Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art


Connect with Curators

We collaborate with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select our grant winners. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Fall 2020 awards are:


Selby Nimrod

Assistant Curator

MIT List Visual Arts Center




María Elena Ortiz


Pérez Art Museum Miami


Our jurors will be selecting 6 artists from our open call who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. 


2 artists will win $3,500 and 4 artists will win $1,000. 


The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at


Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.


When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize, where we currently reach an audience of over 55k. Our editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.


In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.



The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.


We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.


Recent Winners

We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:


Akihiro Boujoh, Utrecht

Joey Solomon, Brooklyn

Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Cleveland

Susan Chen, Hartford

Yannick Lowery, Philadelphia

Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City

Christopher Desanges, Boston

Dominic Hawgood, London

Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco

Vikesh Kapoor, Sunset Pines

Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom

Trish Tillman, New York, New York

Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York

Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California

Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom

Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California

Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana

Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland

Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom

Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California

Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts

Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas

Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Juan Giraldo, New York, New York

Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California

Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas

Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York

Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa

Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois

Erik Parra, San Francisco, California



May 18, 2021


Simple Application

We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:

Name & Email

Instagram Username (optional)

Up to 10 Image or Video attachments

Artwork captions

Artist Statement & Biography (optional)

$40 submission fee


Apply Now

Show us your work at

email: contactform [at]
22/02/2021 - 12:43

Anti-lockdown virtual exhibition - are you questioning lockdown at all?

This is a new call for artists to critique lockdown through art. We have had an interesting show of work created during lockdown, but now we are looking for work that specifically critiques lockdown as a concept.


Little discussion of lockdown as a method has been seen in the mainstream media, this is an outlet for artists to comment on a system that has been imposed on populations without any debate. 


Please submit work that examines lockdown.



email: fitzroviacircle [at]
21/02/2021 - 18:35

Hong Kong | Open call for art | Virtual exhibition




【Theme: Metaphysical Ging Zik 形上驚蟄】


The A R T • 9 is pleased to announce an open call for art opportunity for the coming online juried art exhibition in mid April, “Metaphysical Ging Zik 形上驚蟄”. The exhibition will focus on the negative side of humanity and morality in our modern life.


“Ging Zik” is a Cantonese term which refers to the insects that are awakened from winter sleep and the soil, and it serves as a symbol of the start of the first season in a year. The curatorial committee favours any works that can explore and respond to the rise of the darkness and toxicity from human nature, modern humanity and morality with a metaphysical approach.


For more information about the cultural context, you could start searching with just these keywords on the internet:

驚蟄 香港 | Ging Zik | Jingzhe | The Waking of Insects


【Important Dates】
Submission Deadline: 22/03/2021, 23:59 (UTC +8, HKT)
Announcement of Selected Artists: 29/03/2021
Proposed Exhibition Dates: 19/04/2021 - 23/05/2021


A R T • 9 is seeking your highest quality work in all media including but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, mixed media and photography. However, applicants must be a current student in a higher institution for an Undergraduate Degree program in a relevant discipline with a strong connection in creative art. No restriction for nationality.


Text-version for circulation:




Website |
Instagram |

General Enquiry | info [op] artdim9 [punt] org
Application Enquiry | application [op] artdim9 [punt] org


email: [at]
19/02/2021 - 09:52

The Virtual Art Fair - Prize Edition

The Virtual Art Fair is calling for entries for its fifth edition - A brand new Prize Exhibition.

This competition gives artists across the globe the opportunity to showcase their work online in our virtual galleries as well as be in the chance of winning a cash prize, a solo exhibition and much much more.


  • All artworks accepted - Painting, screen-printing, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, video etc.


There is an entry fee of £15 for 3 artworks, £20 for 4 artworks or £25 for 5 artworks. This will go towards the cash prize and the admin costs of running this site.  

  • Judges will make the decision on prize winners which will be announced on 01 May 2021. 
  • Artworks in the exhibition will be available to purchase directly through the artist. We support artists by taking 0% commission on sales.

Deadline for submissions is 04 April 2021


Submissions can be made directly at 


email: thevirtualaf [at]