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

26/02/2021 - 07:29

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2022: The Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
—Fred Rogers

What type of world do we want to build for the future? Who are the Helpers around you?


We are looking for performing and live art works from artists from all around the world to propose works around the theme The Helpers for Fringe 2022.


There is no fee required to submit an application.


Visit ​ for more information and to download the application form.

email: info [at]
25/02/2021 - 10:04

The Social Art Award 2021 - New Greening

The Institute for Art and Innovation invites all artists and creatives to apply with their works to the Social Art Award 2021. 


We believe that humanity can solve complex global problems faced today with openness, inclusiveness, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The award recognizes visionary works from artists (co-)creating and shaping sustainable and positive futures.


Applications are welcome that focus on this year’s theme “New Greening” providing hopeful prospects towards climate change, resource saving, environmental protection, ecosystem recovery, water conservation, biodiversity, resilient cities etc.


Application deadline: 15 April 2021

Application form: 


Soon we’ll announce a series of workshops and panel discussions for you to meet like-minded people and changemakers from around the world. 


For more details about the Social Art Award please visit our website:

email: info [at]
25/02/2021 - 04:01
United States

Call for Artists AND Photographers: TWISTED Entries due March 15

The Art Guild invites all artists, high school and older, to submit artworks for consideration for “TWISTED” a Juried Competition and Exhibition.   

Show us your twist on a great artist’s work!

Twisted will focus on your authentic creation that is inspired by a famous artist or artwork. All compositions must be original; whether you choose to reinterpret, pay homage to, or create a parody of… let’s see your best work!


No Master or direct copies accepted. No photography will be accepted in which the main concept is not your original photograph.  Please create something new and exciting!



CRITERIA All styles from abstract to realism are welcome. All works must be original and have been created in the last five years. References used in the creation of the submitted work must be the artist’s own, or copyright-released for use in this work. The curating committee’s decision is final.


MEDIUMS: Included but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, digital art, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or watercolor. No Master or direct copies accepted. No photography will be accepted in which the main concept is not your original photograph.  Please create something new and exciting!



AWARDS 1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100 • Honorable Mentions

email: nkittle [at]
25/02/2021 - 03:13
South Korea

Call for Artists: CICA Contemporary Art Solo Show Series Spring 2022

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the Contemporary Art Solo Show Series and the publication. Each selected artist will have a solo exhibition for a week in the gallery space (around 44m2). The artists will be also featured in the the e-book, “CICA Art Now 2022,” which will be available via Amazon. The printed version will be available by order.


*The categories include:
– Painting
– Photography
– Sculpture and Installation Art
– Performance
– Video & New Media Art


March 23, 2021: Close submissions
March 29 – April 15, 2021: Approvals: Selected artists will be notified by email.
Between January and June 2022: Contemporary Art Solo Show Series
August 1, 2022: Expected publication date of “CICA Art Now 2022”


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
25/02/2021 - 03:12
South Korea

Call for Artists: International Exhibition “Color 2021”

CICA Museum invites artists worldwide to participate in the international exhibition “Color 2021.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, and installation art.


* Deadline: March 15, 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: September 22 – October 10, 2021


***The dates are subject to change.


For more information, please visit our website:

email: cicamuseum [at]
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]