Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

24/03/2021 - 21:36
United States

Feminist Spaces Journal 4.1 Call for Art

Feminist Spaces has a new editorial team!  We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting general submissions for our next issue.


Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invites students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writing, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies. Articles, creative writing and artwork may originate or enter into dialogue with current feminist discourse or present historical research. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:


Feminism in politics and/or political discourse

Feminist theory, practice, and politics

History and analysis of feminist movements

Historiographies of individual women

Intersectionality and politics of diversity in feminism

Women’s and feminist contributions to/effects on industrial or labor fields

Feminist ethics/philosophies

LGBTQ+ topics


All artistic submissions must be submitted electronically in universally compatible formats and should include a written statement to contextualize the work.


The deadline for submission is Friday, April 16, 2021, with a tentative release date scheduled for June. All submissions must be forwarded to feministspacesjournal [op] gmail [punt] com. Be sure to include your full name and email address on the first page of text, label the file using your last name and first name (e.g. “Doe, Jane”), and write “submission” in the email subject line.


For any questions or inquiries, contact the editorial team at feministspacesjournal [op] gmail [punt] com or use our submissions page.

email: feministspacesjournal [at]
24/03/2021 - 19:21

Brazilian Platform for Digital Arts Launches Call for Artists from around the World


All works must belong to any form of net art or digital art: cyber art, algorithmic art, code art, generative art, glitch art, machine learning, deep fake and other forms of artificial intelligence, trans-media installation, digital sculpture, 2D and 3D animation, game art, holograms, trans-media performance, virtual communities, crypto art, art apps, immersive art (AR, VR, and MR), filters, animated GIF, meme, boomerang, hacker art, cyber art, digital painting, digital photography, digital poetry, bio-art, sound art, pixel art and software art, to mention but a few.


"The open call seeks to map and highlight the internationally emerging digital art scene as a result of the all- pervasive Internet-based digital reality, and show the influence new technologies are having on art and art-making, creating new languages, behaviors and concepts,” says Araña.



New Time


The open call for artists highlights the start of a new phase of Homeostasis. During the first quarter of this year, the platform went through a phase of reformulation and, from April 22 onward, it will present Homeostasis Lab - New Time, a project made possible with the help of the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, the Special Secretary of Culture, the Government of the State of São Paulo, through the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy, idealized and organized by Phi Projetos and UGI Projetos Culturais.


Goal of the Lab’s creators, Araña and Brandão, is to create and offer the public a space for critical reflection, diffusion, and promotion of contemporary digital art.


"In the beginning of the 21st century, digital culture emerged in a way that encompasses all areas of knowledge and as such intensely influences contemporary art practices,” says Julia Borges Araña. “With the increased access to digital media and the Internet, unusual and multicultural connections occur all the time, and changes in behavior due to the use of new technologies raise questions never before raised. Homeostasis Lab intends to be both a platform and catalyst for such connections and questioning.”


Homeostasis will bring together eight original exhibitions signed for by Brazilian curators Flávio Carvalho, Gabriel Menotti, Guilherme Teixeira, Luciana de Paula Santos, Mari Nagem, Paloma Oliveira, Pedro Caetano and Rudá Cabral.


Based on research in the ethereal territory of the internet, each of them was invited to create an authorial show focusing on the impact of digital media on the poetry and aesthetics of contemporary art.


The program furthermore features free online meetings with thinkers and artists active within the domain of digital art and culture in order to debate issues interconnecting visual arts with the field of science and new technologies. The conversations that arise are like an extension of the curatorship in order to promote critical, theoretical thinking.


The full program will be released soon.






About Homeostasis Lab


Created in 2013 by Brazilian curators Julia Borges Araña and Guilherme Brandão, Homeostasis Lab is a virtual platform dedicated to mapping, cataloging and exhibiting digital art on the internet, as well as offering a space for research, debate and reflection on the subject.


The Lab is an ongoing database run by a collaborative open-system network of artists, programmers, curators and researchers from all over the world. It offers a current and ongoing reflection on behaviors and concepts arising from the relationship between mankind and technology, and their impact on aesthetics, culture, and society.


Currently, the platform is home to over 580 artists of various nationalities and generations, including Addie Wagenknecht, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, DC Spensley, Fred Forest, François Quévillon, Giselle Beiguelman, Martina Menegon, Owen Mundy, Robert Lisek, Sabato Visconti, Sandrine Deumier, and Sandra Araújo.


First as a pavilion within The Wrong Biennale, an international festival of digital art and culture, and later as an independent entity, the Lab was born from Araña and Brandão's desire to create a catalyst space for digital art, a collective aesthetic experience highlighting hybrid cultures, and the development, and integration of new languages in contemporary art practices. In 2017, Homeostasis Lab organized the exhibition Homeostasis @ The Wrong, a collective show at the Centro Cultural São Paulo that integrated the III The Wrong Biennale and brought together such names as Anaísa Franco, Carla Gannis, Clement Valla, Jakob Steensen, Lorna Mills, Modular Dreams, Olafur Eliasson and Salvatore Iaconesi.




Chamada aberta para 'Homeostasis Lab - New Time'

Período: de 20 de março a 20 de abril


Faixa etária: a partir de 18 anos

Livre | instagram [op] homeostasis [punt] lab

email: aneftavares [at]
24/03/2021 - 03:27

Expressions of Gender Equity

It is complex and it is messy. The phrase “gender equity/inequity” can bring out so many different types of emotions. Advocating for gender equity is no doubt a challenging and, at times, an exhausting task.


While it can be awkward, sharing how we feel in this space is important so we can empower one another in our quest of achieving a gender equitable future.


For this project, we have created 8 scenarios to explore gender equity/inequity. These scenarios are based on real-life experiences and cover various types of emotions.


If you are a creative soul (or if you want to be one), you are invited to interpret these messy, sticky emotions with us. Whether be it a digital drawing, sketch, poem, sculpture, song, story or video, however you express yourself creatively, we would love to see/hear it.


Please visit the art project website to learn more. Submissions are open until 23 May 2021.

email: ResilientLeadershipAcademy [at]
23/03/2021 - 12:31

International Call | Sunset Kino Award 2021

Deadline: May 16th, 2021


The Salzburger Kunstverein announces the inaugural call for the 2021 Sunset Kino Award for excellence in contemporary film and video.


Supported by patrons “Elke & Harald,” the award consists of two €4,000 prizes, and screenings of the winning films at Sunset Kino, a film festival hosted by the Salzburger Kunstverein in the summer of 2021.


The award is for professional artists aged 35 and younger working in contemporary film or video. Artists should submit films or videos they have made since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. Submitted work does not have to be thematically related to Covid-19, only produced during this time. Applicants should have a significant professional practise (ie. exhibitions or screenings in contemporary art institutions or film festivals). Only one film per candidate (maximum length of 60 minutes) may be submitted. This must be accompanied by a short preview (maximum three minutes) of the submitted film.


Applications (in German or English) should take the form of a single word or pdf document by email to
info [op] salzburger-kunstverein [punt] at (subject line: Sunset Kino Award 2021) in the following format:

1. One page cover letter with contact details and with hyperlinks to submitted film & preview of film
(uploaded online via vimeo, youtube or other accessible platform, password protected is acceptable). A
short description of the film may be included here.
2. Two page (maximum) CV listing exhibitions / screenings.


Deadline for submissions: May 16th, midnight Central European Time, 2021. Late applications or
applications without previews or with incorrect criteria will not be reviewed. Please do not send DVDs
or .mov files. Only the successful candidates will be contacted. The jury is Omer Fast (Artist & Filmmaker),
Aziza Harmel (Curator, Kunsthalle Wien) and Bernardo José de Souza (Curator, Spain/Brazil).


About Sunset Kino
Sunset Kino is Austria’s only outdoor, avant-garde cinema, founded by Séamus Kealy in 2017.
Participating artists, programmers & film-makers to date include: Gabriel Abrantes, Stan Douglas,
Omer Fast, Anthony Cokes, Nan Goldin, Emily Wardill, Fischli & Weiss, Chris Marker, Ian White,
Diagonale Film Festival, Golden Pixel Collective, Agnieszka Polska, Cameron Jamie, Loretta
Fahrenholz, Mika Rottenberg, Michael Snow, Bady Minck, Oisin Byrne & Gary Farrelly, Amalia Ulman,
Bruce McDonald, Köken Ergun, Lukas Valenta Rinner, Neil Young & many more.

email: info [at]
22/03/2021 - 14:29

Print Issue n°03 — VAST Art Magazine — Open Call for Artists

VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°03. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.

Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives. Learn more at

VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide.

Alexander Wtges (Panamá) Alissa Polan (Brooklyn, New York) Amy Usdin (Mendota Heights, Minnesota) Andrew Orloski (Fresno, California) Angelika J. Trojnarski (Düsseldorf, Germany) Anya Kotler (Hoboken, New Jersey) Azadeh Elmizadeh (Toronto, Canada) Cameron Scott (United Kingdom) Erika Suarez (Forth Worth, Texas) Franz Kaka (Toronto, Canada) Hannah Elijah (Atlanta, Georgia) Ian Caleb Molina Zoller (General Roca, Río Negro, Argentina) Ida Nissen (London, United Kingdom) Island (Brussels, Belgium) Izosceles (Dallas, Texas) Jamie Romanet (France) Jeremy Blair (Cookeville, Tennessee) Jiaqi Li (Chicago, Illinois) Joshua Littlefield (Baltimore, Maryland) Jung Ui Lee (Suwon, South Korea) KAYOKOYUKI (Tokyo, Japan) Komagome SOKO (Tokyo, Japan) Lauren Rice (Richmond, Virginia) Libby Saylor (Wayne, Pennsylvania) Marina Heintze (Los Angeles, California) Melchior de Tinguy (Paris, France) Miguel Sbastida (Madrid, Spain) Moe Wakai (Chicago, Illinois) Naomieh Jovin (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Rachel Collier (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Riley Goodman (Richmond, Virginia) Robert Stone (Rochester, New York) Sophie Lourdes Knight (London, United Kingdom) Sukhyung Kang (Seoul, South Korea) Thomas C. Chung (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) Tori Foster (Toronto, Canada) Yu Nishimura (Kanagawa, Japan)

ELIGIBILITY: Visual Artists 18 years and older from the United States and Internationally are eligible to submit. All visual art mediums are welcome: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation, video, new media, mixed media, and more.
DEADLINE: June 16, 2021


email: hello [at]
21/03/2021 - 20:02
United States

New London Small Stages Artist Residency

Call for artists from MN for New London Little Theatre’s

Small Stages Artist Residency program

April 2, 2021 5:30pm : Webinar | Register to attend here:

April 11, 2021: Application deadline for August 2021 residency



New London Little Theatre invites place-based performance artists who are residents or returning residents of the State of Minnesota to apply to New London’s inaugural Small Stages Artist Residency. This program is an opportunity for one performance artist to develop, expand, deepen or adapt their practice in place-based performance-making to interactive art experiences, or performance installations designed for small audiences of 1 to 12 people. We hope this program will create new approaches for how our citizens engage with each other and with shared spaces, especially in this time of isolation, divisiveness and uncertainty. Applications for this 4-week residency in August 2021 are due at 4:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 11, 2021.


Devised to safely provide art experiences at a time when gathering in large groups is unsafe due to COVID-19, Small Stages is an opportunity to create performances or art experiences designed for small audiences or audiences of 1. This uniquely impactful style of interaction hopes to break through insularity and isolation, overcome cultural and communication barriers and inspire new perspectives and open conversations. Thanks to support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the selected artist will receive a $4000 stipend and $3000 budget for production and engagement, documentation support, travel and groceries. Lodging and studio space will be provided.


Based at the New London Little Theatre, a 100-year-old art space and music hall, the Small Stages Artist Residency is an ideal fit for performance artists whose practice demonstrates exceptional cultural competency, an emphasis on process and the ability to build authentic, reciprocal relationships.


Little Theatre’s goal, in partnership with the New London Arts & Culture Alliance, is for connections made between the participating artist and the New London-Spicer community to outlast the residency period. We believe this engagement-driven program has the potential to serve as the first step in a longer-term process, led by the artist and the community, of creating meaningful and impactful placemaking experiences.


The application deadline for New London Little Theatre’s 2021 Small Stages Artist Residency program is 4:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Complete application guidelines can be found at Eligible artists must submit their application materials to info [op] nlartsalliance [punt] org. For more information contact Bethany Lacktorin at info [op] nlartsalliance [punt] org.


The New London Little Theatre Small Stages Artist Residency was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Creative Support for Organizations grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


email: info [at]
19/03/2021 - 22:07
United States

Call for Proposals

openwork is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research into experimental music, art, and scholarship. Interdisciplinary in scope, our journal promotes new modes of interaction between scholars and practitioners whose work critically re-listens, through and across, boundaries and constraints.


For our first issue, we are seeking artwork and articles that develop critical theories of listening. We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the rich dimensions of listening beyond audio- or anthropocentric frames, delving into listening practices that unsettle and redefine space, time, and relation. 


We favor submissions from scholars, artists, and students whose work may not fit into traditional publishing settings. In addition, we are experimenting with a new form of peer review that is open and dialogical. We thus seek contributions that both solicit inquiry and reflect the conclusions of in-depth study.


If you can pass this along to any interested parties, we would greatly appreciate it. All proposals should be sent to - openworkjournal [op] gmail [punt] com.


Proposal deadline: April 22nd 2021


More info:

email: openworkjournal [at]
19/03/2021 - 14:54
United States

Call for Submissions: Ceramics

"This Moment of Rupture" is a juried national survey of contemporary ceramics today. We seek a broad spectrum of works that both celebrate traditional forms and that challenge the conventional definitions of craft. During “this moment of rupture” with the related crises of the pandemic, racial uprisings, climate change, and economic decline, how are ceramic artists responding? Is there a renewed sense of emotional purpose? Is activism playing a role in contemporary ceramic practice? We are seeking artists who work in an expansive variety of media but that all incorporate ceramics in some way, be it with traditional methods, or with processes such as 3d printing, or as a part of performance art, mixed media and more. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration.

email: mkoeppel [at]
18/03/2021 - 16:37
United States

Open Call: 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open from now through June 11, 2021.

The 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance:
-Recognize and celebrate young foreign-born dance and movement artists
-Highlight the many ways that immigrants' contributions enrich our culture and society
-Provide valuable support to artists at a pivotal point in their career
-Dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors are eligible to apply
-Categories for consideration include ballet, ballroom, contemporary, cultural, jazz, modern, urban, and tap

Please read the following eligibility requirements carefully.

Applicants must:
-Have been born outside the United States of America to non-American parents.
-Not be more than 38 years old as of December 31, 2021 (born on or after January 1, 1983).
-Have lived in the United States for at least four years (or immigrated to the United States on or before December 31, 2017).
-Be one of the following: a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; a H-1B or O-1 visa holder with a valid visa stamp; a H-4 visa holder with a valid EAD card; a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief; an asylee or an asylum seeker who has applied for asylum and has a valid EAD card.
-Have at least five years of professional experience in dance.
-Not be enrolled as a student (full-time or part-time).
-Have work presented in at least three paid professional engagements.
-Intend to pursue a career in the United States.
-Not be a past recipient of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in any category.

Full information is available online at:

email: creativepromise [at]