Call for Artists

Call for Artists

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Call for artists

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]
17/03/2021 - 05:03
South Korea

Call for Artists: International Exhibition “#social 2021”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the international exhibition “#social 2021” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installation art dealing with subject matters including socialization, social media, social distancing, social structure, and other social issues.

* Deadline: April 6, 2021

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

* Installation
-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: October 13 – 31, 2021

***The dates are subject to change.

For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
16/03/2021 - 04:53
United Kingdom

Working Artist Open Call (Deadline: 28 March 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 March 2021


Submit images by email (high quality images)

A brief bio about the artist / artwork

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

Free to enter.

email: april [at]
15/03/2021 - 11:42

LUBNA. Open Call for Women Artist/Curator/Activist

"LUBNA" Open Call for women. 




Research residencies at /Plata are approached with ideas and perspectives that include mutual support. /Plata is a growing organism -under construction- where great value is placed within the ecosystems of art, aiming to adapt these systems to both family and professional realities conducive to the different personalities of those who work within them. We believe that it is necessary for a residency program to be flexible, finding correct timing and space, taking care of both the people and the processes in which we will commonly go deeper. 


The LUBNA open call for research grants for women seeks artists, curators, activists and in general any researcher who dedicates her life to practices that delve into the present context from a critical and creative point of view. 




Our purpose is to expose Cordoba -and its surrounding context- to new perspectives of study. In order to do so a selected jury will choose a motivated researcher to work with our team. Beginning with rewriting local history, sociology, gender studies and social justice, the state of agriculture, urbanism, the collapse of the tourist industry, the cultural situation and the arts or economic degradation- to name just a few fields of research. Beyond an academic vision, we are interested in new perspectives and the transmission of messages which question the official narratives. 


The call also aims to directly promote the visibility of women in the arts, especially those who, after building an interesting curriculum, find themselves in an unfairly weak professional position compared to other disciplines and professional workers.


Formalization of the residency


The work created during the residency does not necessarily have to be translated into an exhibition. /Plata does request a gesture for the artist at the conclusion of the residency in either the form of a conference, workshop, publication or any other format suitable to establish certain conclusions which concentrate on the research conducted. 



Our first criteria for selection is the depth and coherence of your proposal. In order for there to be progressive development within certain proposals, we are aware of the necessity for time flexibility. That said, we offer an indicative calendar that may be useful when writing your application. 

The scholarship will begin in the month of April 2021 and will formalize in autumn. During this period the grant recipient must spend at least one month in Cordoba (not necessarily continuous). Note: in the summer months the staff of /Plata may not be in Córdoba. 

Resources at your disposal

1. Workspace in /Plata with wifi connection and printer.

2. During the production phase (work that can start before your arrival) we offer you all of our support, passion and interest. Upon arrival we will introduce you to the context of Córdoba, facilitating possible resources (including people relevant to the research) tours, visits, outings and meals. We can also help you access and participate in events organized by other institutions/associations, as well as access to archives, etc.  Our team will be here for you providing warmth throughout the entire process, always attentive to the diversity and sensitivity of everyone involved. 

3. Technical assistance in the formalization of your project.

4. Dissemination of the project through our web and social media platforms.

4. Management of your accommodation. 


-1500 euro 

-Accommodation in a single room. (30 days maximum)

-Mothers of underage children and/or women with dependents: 200 euro per child and/or dependent (up to a maximum of 500 euro). 

*Attention: the residency does not include medical insurance. It is compulsory for each resident to personally arrange medical insurance in the country of origin valid for the period of residence in Cordoba.

Application process

The application should be sent in a single pdf file (max.10Mb) to platalugar [op] gmail [punt] com with the subject "Lubna Open Call for research grants for women¨ including the following documentation:

Personal data (Full name, date and place of birth, ID or passport number, email contact, telephone contact).

Motivation Letter (not a biography but a brief speech concerning your interests in coming to Córdoba and working with us) Max. 2000 characters.

Curriculum Vitae 

Theoretical project + idea of formalization. Max 3000 characters. 

Graphic Dossier (Optional).

URL for videos (Optional).

Personal web URL (Optional).

If you are a mother, you must submit a photocopy of birth certificates.  

If you have dependents, you must present a certificate which can prove so.


Selection process and criteria

The selection will be made by a jury of professionals selected by /Plata under the following criteria:

First it is important to remember that we are an independent entity and our passionate nature makes us very sensitive to relate to people who propose innovative projects both in form and content. 

Second, we will investigate the interest and feasibility of the proposal.

Finally, we will evaluate your previous work. 

Application deadline

The deadline for submitting the application is March 8-31. 

Final selection results will be communicated in the first week of April.


For more information, please contact:

platalugar [op] gmail [punt] com


email: platalugar [at]
15/03/2021 - 03:13
United Kingdom

Call for Entries! (April 2021)

Art Hole is an independent artist-run and ad-free international print and online publication dedicated to showcasing 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.

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

DEADLINE: 23 March 2021


Submit images by email (high quality images)

A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)

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

Free to enter.

email: april [at]