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.

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Call for artists

18/02/2021 - 22:38
United Kingdom

Open Call For Emerging Artists

Joint Contemporary is now accepting art submissions for the gallery opening ceremony in Summer 2021/London.

Our gallery space is open to all emerging artists.

We aim to accompany emerging artists for making room for them in the art market. Joint Contemporary is an accessible and open space for both artists and art collectors. It is an alternative to discrimination in the art world.

Artists are welcome to submit works in painting/photographs/prints/sculptures. All submissions to ‘‘ nazli [op] jointcontemporary [punt] com ‘‘ with your name title, artists statement (max 300 words), artist bio and social media account, website.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to reach the community and young art collectors directly through Joint Contemporary.

Deadline April 8th 2021

email: nazli [at]
18/02/2021 - 19:58
United States

Our Truth, Our Power: An Online Arts Exhibition By and For Survivors

Calling all survivor-artists anywhere in the world! Survivor Arts Collective is seeking submissions to Our Truth, Our Power — an art exhibition by and for survivors! Creators of all artistic mediums are encouraged to apply. Short stories, poetry, collage, sculpture, painting, music, film, photography -- any and all works that honor and uplift the voices of Survivors & their stories. This exhibition will be launching in mid-April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Videos and music must be 5 minutes or less in length & be under 100MB.  Short stories must be 1000 words or less. All submissions must include a content warning for descriptions/depictions of violence. Content warnings can be written as CW: Description/Depiction of Violence.


There is a one-time submission fee between $10-$30 regardless of the number of submissions. That said, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We want to center celebrating Survivor stories regardless of your access to funds. 

email: lachlangthomp [at]
17/02/2021 - 23:44

Call to Artists: Social Justice Collage Workshop

A four-week, virtual/online workshop in March & April 2021 with Kolaj Institute

Deadline to apply: 13 March 2021


Collage artists with a passion for equal rights and equitable opportunities for all are invited to apply for Kolaj Institute’s Social Justice Collage Workshop, a four-week program designed to provide a foundation for the intersection of collage and social justice with the end result of creating a collage for an exhibition in May.


The workshop is designed to explore the purpose, meaning, context, history and problems of social justice through collage making, discussion, examination of other artists’ work, and hearing from dynamic speakers who make and curate social justice collage. Participants will engage with each other via Slack and meet once a week on Zoom for four weeks.


Artists in the workshop will work alongside each other to conceptualize, contextualize, and create social justice-themed collages. At the end of the workshop, everyone will be invited to have one of their collages included in the May 2021 exhibition at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice along with Elaine Tassy’s piece, Say Their Names.

email: coordinator [at]
17/02/2021 - 18:31

CLIMAX. Visual Art International Contest, 1st Ed. (Cri de Femmes Festival).

CLIMAX. Visual Art International Contest, 1st Ed. (Cri de Femmes Festival). 


CRI DE FEMMES FESTIVAL (French West Indies) invites artists all over the world to submit their art to its first 

international Visual Art contest. For our 10 years of commitment, we  are launching this first visual arts competition of the festival, thanks to partners (entrepreneurs, associations) who are committed to our side. They will offer or fund the prizes!


What the members of the jury will decide on is the strength of the artist's commitment, their sensitivity and their understanding of the issues that affect women: gender violence (intersectionality, domestic violence, etc.) but also who will have best dealt with the theme with regard to the aforementioned criteria:

"CLIMAX" means "orgasm" in English, but also "apogee, peak, apex". We have a thought (ulterior motive) for the environment: CLIMAX / CLIMA / CLIMATE. It is a question of marrying these two causes. #EcoFeminism?
VISUAL ARTS: installation, painting, photography, drawing, performance, short film ... etc.

▪︎Photography / Painting/ Drawing, etc: photographies in HD (JPEG files attached separately) with different views of the art piece if necessary, description of the art piece (technique, topic, approach, motivation), artist bio and photo.
▪︎Performance / Installation / Film : HD Videos ( MOV or MP4 files attached separately) with different views of the art piece if necessary, description of the art piece (technique, topic, approach, motivation), artist bio and photo.
□ what makes the difference, beyond the intrinsic quality of the art piece, is how you will approach or tackle the topic. Cri de Femles festival aims at questioning Gender-based issues and specifically in resonance with women's perspectives. And today the ecological issue is intersectional with the societal issues of gender and social class.

At the end of the competition, the presentation of prizes at the opening or finishing, an online gallery (during and beyond the competition), and a physical exhibition* of all the participants (according to the Covid evolution)

Take up the challenge! It's about getting involved!



And many others

Info & Applications at: neftapoetry [op] live [punt] fr
Your proposals will be submitted to the jury.

email: neftapoetry [op] live [punt] fr 

email: neftapoetry [at]
17/02/2021 - 15:48
United States

Genesis: The Beginning of Creativity

CARAVAN are partnering with the Jewish Art Salon of New York in this initiative to celebrate creativity.  Visual artists of all traditions, faith backgrounds and philosophies have been invited to respond to the Creation narratives in the Book of Genesis, the introductory verses of the Gospel of John and the relevant Suras of the Holy Qur'an. 

This exhibition is intended for artists who wish to engage with these texts emotionally, intellectually and aesthetically, as well as creating an inclusive conversation promoting creativity and diversity of imagination.

After the deadline for submissions has passed, the curatorial committee will select works for a physical exhibition in New York and for an online exhibition. The venue and dates for both exhibitions are yet to be confirmed. 

email: oncaravan [at]
15/02/2021 - 22:42

The Curator's Salon magazine


Artists are invited to submit to be featured in the inaugural edition of the magazine launching Spring 2021. Exhibiting might not be an option with so many cities in lockdown but it doesn’t mean you cannot show your art.


The magazine brings together artists and art world professionals 

- Including Artists Features

  • - Artists interviews
  • - Articles covering topics little discussed outside hushed conversations

email: hi [at]
15/02/2021 - 17:15
United Kingdom

Online Art Café; Surviving and Thriving as an Artist, Representing Yourself in a New Art World

FREE to all UK and International Artists, we would like to invite you to our March get together featuring Curator, Artist, Consultant, Writer, Teacher and Mentor, Rosalind Davis. The focus of conversation will be discussing how to survive and thrive as an Artist plus how to represent yourself in a new art world.


During this webinar you will receive the tools, to empower and encourage yourself to be inventive and entrepreneurial in your career as well as with your art to make thriving as an artist a more tangible and realistic possibility.


Connect with other artists and be supported in growing your arts business. Find out more about The VAA:


Thursday 25th March @ 11:00am GMT via Zoom


Registration closes March 25th at 10:00
Register for you free ticket here:

email: hello [at]
15/02/2021 - 03:32
United States

Earth Action Art Show - Call for Art 2021

Call for Art - FREE to Enter - Deadline March 5, 2021


Earth Action Initiative is a collective of Berkeley graduate students and community members. We aim to nurture a community in which climate action integrates into our everyday lives. To execute this vision, we organize an annual conference featuring community-building workshops that highlight current environmental efforts, while inspiring new initiatives to combat climate change.


The Earth Action Art Show is an extension of this mission. Raw climate data, research papers, scientific jargon and non-sensical political banter on climate change can be overwhelming and difficult to internalize. We believe art may provide a more relatable and intimate experience to connect with issues facing our climate, and inspire action in a way data cannot.


This past year, the pandemic brought about loss and hardship for all. Yet, as we sheltered in place, we saw many positive effects on our environment – wildlife returned to urban areas, and air pollution abated to less egregious levels. This year’s Art Show centers on the theme “Wildlife,” to celebrate a positive aspect of the pandemic amidst a year of adversity.


The focus of EAI is direct action. Consequently, the art show also acts as an opportunity to raise funds for mini action grants, awarded in our local community through a proposal process. Artists whose artwork is accepted will have the opportunity to display their artwork for sale, as well as the option to donate all or a portion of sale proceeds to our action grant fund. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Art Show will be primarily virtual, with a limited selection of artworks displayed in local small business venues in Berkeley, CA.

email: earthactioninitiative [at]
15/02/2021 - 03:17
United States

"HUMAN NATURE" Call for Entry - Online Art Show

THEME- "Human Nature" This show is all about the human figure and portrait as well as referring to the distinguishing characteristics of humans—including ways of thinking, feeling and acting—which humans tend to have naturally, independently of the influence of culture.


PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Your Safe Haven. YSH is a nonprofit agency, located in Bedford County, PA, that serves victims of all serious crimes and their families, including, but not limited to: domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, theft, homicide, robbery, physical assault, DUI related crimes, adult survivors of child sexual assault, etc. Colors of Humanity is not affiliated with Your Safe Haven.


ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter.


MEDIA- 2D works in all types of media


JUDGING CRITERIA- Originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium


JUROR- Janelle Cogan


ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces (You may enter more than once if you have additional works.) 


AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Additionally, the "Best of Show" winner will be featured. His or her artwork will be on the cover of the show and it will be largely displayed with an article about them and their work. Other winners will be featured and have similar recognition. All accepted works will be displayed with the artist name, title of work, and a link back to their website, or email address if they do not have a website.


SALES- All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission.

email: colorsofhumanity [at]
15/02/2021 - 01:51
United States

Spring Exhibition: "Rise"

This spring feels especially full of renewal as we begin to rise from this pandemic, as we raise up our voices for justice, as we bloom and rise into the light.


All artists are invited to submit their work for consideration to a Virtual Exhibition curated by Play + Inspire Gallery directors, Rebecca Potts and Maria Coit.


All submissions will be considered for our social media, podcast interviews, blog, and future opportunities.

All visual arts media and international artists are invited to apply. You do not have to be an art educator to apply!

Accepted artists will be invited to share a brief video of their process and concepts, which will be included on their artist page. Videos are NOT required, but are an added bonus – a way for you to share more about your work with our audience.


6 Artists will also be invited to do an instagram live studio visit!


We will be creating several lesson plans based on the themes in the show and on individual works in the show.

Artists who are not juried into the show will receive feedback on their submission.


Deadline to Submit: March 28, 2021


Artists will be notified by April 2nd, 2021. Show runs April 16 – June 11, 2021.


Please note that there is a $20 submission fee, which supports Play + Inspire gallery as an independent curatorial platform. Play + Inspire Gallery is a curatorial collaboration between Rebecca Potts of Teaching Artist Podcast and Maria Coit of Curated for Kids. We are both artists and teachers (and parents), running these projects alongside our other work. As such, we truly understand the barrier submission fees can create, while also valuing the time and effort that goes into creative work and all the behind-the-scenes administrative work of supporting artists.


In order to break down this barrier while also valuing our own time, this is a sliding fee scale opportunity with a suggested fee of $20 to support the work that we do, but with the opportunity to apply for as low as $8 if you are unable to pay the suggested fee.

email: rebecca [at]