Artist Opportunities


A selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers and curators.

This is an edited listing. We update this feature once a week on Thursdays from a selection of submissions, newsletters, magazines and blogs. To recommend an opportunity for listing, please fill in the form in the sidebar. We email around 19,500 art practitioners weekly with selected opportunities.


Junctures Commissions Call Out

As recipients of the Arts Council Elevate fund, 30 Bird is delighted to offer 3 commissions to Artists who are interested or already engaged in trans-cultural interdisciplinary performance.

They are seeking: Pairs or groups of collaborators from different disciplines with an idea for a live performance event.

The call out is open to applications from any field but must include an artist and a practitioner from any other discipline (Live Sciences, landscape gardening, medicine, gastronomy, social sciences, education, architecture etc).

Applications are welcome from the UK and from artists based outside the UK. Working closely with 30 Bird, the successful partnerships will be offered a £2K commission, a week’s residency and the opportunity to research and develop an idea to be showcased at Junctures, an interdisciplinary event at the Cambridge Junction in March 2018.

Deadline 25 June 2017

30 Bird


Portrait of Britain 2017 - Call for entries

British Journal of Photography (BJP) are inviting photographers across the country to be part of Portrait of Britain, a major public exhibition showing the face of modern Britain. Reflecting the unique heritage and diversity of our country through portraits of its people, BJP will select 100 images to present to the British public later this year. 

Organised in partnership with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux, the winning portraits will make up a public exhibition to be showcased on JCDecaux’s network of digital screens across the nation in September 2017. JCDecaux’s network includes rail, retail and roadside locations UK-wide - reaching millions of people.

Please note that there is a fee required to enter this competition: One image at £10.00; up to three images at £25.00; up to ten images at £35.00; up to twenty images at £50.00.

Deadline 26 June 2017

British Journal of Photography & JCDecaux
@1854 & @JCDecaux_UK

Artist in Residence

Fellowship: 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust 2017

Gasworks are accepting applications from artists based in the United Kingdom for a fully funded, two-week residency at 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, Kampala, Uganda.

Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. Focus of the Residency: KLA ART Labs. 32° East hosts KLA ART, a public contemporary art festival in Kampala, Uganda.

32° East looks forward to hosting a UK-based artist with interest and/or experience in making art in the public domain on the African continent, and to share their work and learn from a unique context.

Applicants are required to submit a research proposal (up to 300 words) illustrating how they might approach the residency and what they hope to achieve. The panel will be looking for well developed, context-specific proposals.

Deadline 26 June 2017



Deep Adaptation - Commission Opportunity

The Newbridge Project want to hear from artists, activists and collectives interested in collaborative projects that engage with ideas connected to the Deep Adaptation agenda.

They invite proposals that respond to broader issues within our society through the lens of deep adaptation, including; climate change, social welfare, zero-hours contracts, food poverty, homelessness and domestic violence.

They will be supporting 5 new commissions of up to £5000 each to cover research and development, travel & expenses, engagement, production and materials. New commissions and projects must engage with ideas of resilience, relinquishment, restoration and the Deep Adaptation agenda.

Deadline 27 June 2017


The NewBridge Project

Artist in Residence

Greenman Festival 2017

Call for Light and Digital Artists, R&D Residency at Green Man 2017 music festival Green Man festival invites artists working with light and/or digital technologies to submit expressions of interest to participate in a week-long day R&D residency at Green Man music festival with a view to artists submitting proposals for a number of commissions at Green Man 2018.

Green Man commissions are situated outdoors in the natural environment of a pine copse or within the temporary city that constitutes the festival site. Artists will be in residence throughout the build and break period at the festival from 14-21 August gaining first-hand experience of installing work outdoors on a working event site. £500 fee and subsistence, supported by Arts Council England.

Deadline 28 June 2017

Greenman Festival

Artist in Residence

HIAP Residency Programme 2017

HIAP Residency Programme is HIAP's main residency programme, which has welcomed artists to Helsinki since the year 1998. The programme focuses on contemporary art but is open for art professionals from other disciplines as well. The programme offers time and space for open-ended research and experimentation, without the requirement to produce finalized pieces or work.

The residency studios, which combine living and working space, are located in the Cable Factory cultural complex and on the island of Suomenlinna, both in Helsinki, Finland. 

The duration of the residency is three months. The programme at HIAP is divided into three residency seasons. It includes accommodation and studio space free of charge, a monthly working grant of 1200€ and travel costs.

Deadline 28 June 2017



The Future of Our Pasts: History Reimagined

Yale-NUS College presents a programme to encourage greater interest in Singapore history. Students and recent graduates (aged 18-30) are invited to propose projects exploring any aspect of Singapore history through creative or artistic mediums (e.g. film, theatre, visual art, writing, music, dance, multimedia, etc.) Selected projects will receive funding of up to $20,000, and will be presented to the public in February 2019 to mark the bicentenary of Singapore’s founding.

Deadline 30 June 2017


Yale-NUS College

Exhibition Opportunity

Modern Panic Artist Submissions 2017

The Modern Panic exhibitions are inspired by the work of the original Panic Movement, which was comprised of artists Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fernando Arrabal and Roland Topor, who created provocative live arts events in France during 1960s. The works intended aim was to slice through the bourgeois art world with the aim to be a catalyst towards liberation of thought within the viewer.  Modern Panic follows in the footsteps of this movement and aims to exhibit the new wave of modern artists.

Following on from the previous exhibitions, they are looking for work that covers one or more of the following areas: Panic /  Provocation / Controversy / Surrealism / Outsider Art / Grotesque /Macabre / Playful / Trickster / Existential / Inner Beauty / Confrontational / Disarming / Subverting / Protest / Political / Satire / Modern Society / Freedom of Speech / Boundary breaking / Emotionally Powerful Applications will be accepted from all styles and forms of art (including live art / performance) from artists working in any medium, from any location in the world.

Deadline 30 June 2017

Guerrilla Zoo

Curator in Residence

Curatorial Residencies in Bucharest

ARC Bucharest is excited to announce the kickstart of its curatorial research residency program with an open call for curators working and living outside Romania to explore the effervescent art scene in Bucharest.

ARC Bucharest aims to spark new opportunities and exciting exchanges both for artists based in Bucharest (and beyond in Romania) and arts professionals from the international art world while forging durable personal and institutional connections on the long run.

Even if many of the artists living and working in Bucharest exhibit internationally, the multilayered and complex visual art scene is still under the radar. Insider in the labyrinthine Bucharest art scene, ARC will act as guide for curators willing to discover or to deepen their knowledge on local artistic practices.

ARC Bucharest offers short-term and intensive residencies, typically spanning from 5 to 14 days, aimed at both freelance and institutionally affiliated curators. Reflecting the local art context’s multifaceted nature, we welcome applications from a wide spectrum of curatorial practices, research interests and professional backgrounds.

While the residency is based in Bucharest and focused on the city’s artistic context, ARC also aims to create connections also to other cities across Romania which foster strong artistic communities, like Iași, Cluj and Timișoara.

ARC Bucharest residencies are fully funded, covering travel and accommodation expenses, a fee for a public event such as presentation or workshop and additional expenses for trips to other cities in Romania.

Deadline 30 June 2017

ARC Bucharest

Artist in Residence

Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program 2017

Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. We switch between hosting performing arts artist and visual astist every year. In 2018, the program is open for performing artists and researchers.

Open to emerging artists and art researchers based on performing arts (Dance, theater and music and others.) who have clearly reason to work and research in Kyoto.

Included in residency: Accommodation during the residency period. Studio for production and research at Kyoto Art Center. Round-trip air ticket from residential area to Kansai International Airport or Osaka International Airport. Production and research cost: JPY100,000.

Deadline 30 June 2017

Koyoko Art Centre


ACS Studio Prize 2017

Fine art student or recent graduate? Win £6,000 to help pay for an artist's studio in a UK city of your choice! Simply upload 5 images along with a brief statement on your current work and how the prize could benefit your practice.

Deadline 30 July 2017

Artists' Collecting Society

Exhibition Opportunity

The Funka Fest Arts Festival in Ecuador

The second edition of the Funka Fest Arts Festival will be held in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, in October this year. The Funka Fest team is now seeking submissions. The Call for Visual Arts is intended to highlight the current trend towards the interdisciplinarity in the art field, articulating heterogeneous proposals around one thematic line.

The Call for Visual Arts hosts finished artworks, proposals in progress and projects from national and international creators. The axis of reflection and creation for the Funka Fest 2017 edition is Points of Convergence, therefore, all proposals must relate technically and/or conceptually to any of the meanings, interpretations or reflections on this thematic line. 

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Funka Fest Arts Festival, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Exhibition Opportunity

A Letter in Mind 2017 - A Sense of Place

The National Brain Appeal’s fourth fundraising art exhibition 'A Letter in Mind' returns. Using the starting point of a simple envelope, our theme this year is ‘A Sense of Place’.

‘A Sense of Place’ can be understood in any way and we are delighted that Grayson Perry has agreed to support the project once again, more artists will be announced in due course.

The exhibition will be held at gallery@oxo, London in late September. Artworks will be on sale anonymously for £85 each. All proceeds from sales will go to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Deadline 30 June 2017

The National Brain Appeal

Prizes and Awards

Celeste Prize 2017 led by Art Night London curator Fatoş Üstek [sponsored]

The 2017 Celeste Prize is now open. Artists, photographers and creatives are invited to submit artwork for review by a jury of top art curators and critics led by acclaimed curator Fatoş Üstek. Six winners will receive 23,000 € prizes and every participant is up for selection in our 12 gallery benefits programme.

Celeste Prize promotes and supports the work of visual artists, ensures that it's seen daily in over 100 countries and each year by an audience of over 2 million people. Exhibitions have been held in Berlin, London, Miami, Milan, New York, Rome and Venice.

Please note that there is fee required to enter this competition: 50 € for a single work, 40 € for each additional work 90 € for a project (10 works), 70 € for each additional project 30 € for a super-young work, for under 26year olds. 

Deadline 30 June 2017

Celeste Network

Curator in Residence

Sharjah Art Foundation and Air Arabia Curator in Residence 2017

Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Air Arabia announces its first annual open call for a Curator-in-Residence programme. Selected candidates from around the world are offered a residency in Sharjah to conduct research and curate an exhibition with artists from across Air Arabia’s many destinations.

The region is continuously redefined and ever-changing. This residency aims to exemplify this state of flux by inviting curators to work with local, regional and international artists with different backgrounds who are determined by Air Arabia’s flight network map, coming from cities and countries across the Middle East, North Africa, East Africa, Asia, and Europe.

They are looking for proposals that report a genuine interest in engaging the regional context, whilst highlighting the global connection between Sharjah and Air Arabia’s destinations.

Deadline 30 June 2017

Sharjah Art Foundation

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Glasgow 2017

Jamie Green are hoping to provide creative practitioners with a unique opportunity to spend a short period of time (up to 10 days) to visit, live and work in Glasgow Scotland.

Based in Glasgow’s West End and offering a furnished room to act as a base – they do not expect those interested to create work while here but instead hope to act as a catalyst in the development of new/existing works or a period of research based in/around the city. 

Residency will take place during August (2017). Supporting material is not required but will be reviewed if included.There is no cost for the residency however this is no financial support and is a space only residency.

Deadline 1 July 2017

Jamie Green

Artist in Residence

West Dean College Artist-in-Residence Programme

West Dean College announces the Open Call for its 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence programme, launching on 24th April 2017. Artists are invited to submit proposals outlining how they wish to spend their three-week residency at the uniquely immersive creative arts college in West Sussex. Three residencies are available, the first commencing in October 2017. The deadline for entries will be at midnight on Monday 3rd July, and residencies will be publicly announced on Monday 24th July.

Co-ordinated alongside the full-time Visual Arts programme, the residency is designed to support contemporary practitioners in developing research projects and studio-based practices. The residencies are informed by West Dean’s rich history of supporting skills-based making as well as the legacy of its surrealist founder, Edward James, celebrated for his support of individual artists and avant-garde collaborations across a variety of creative fields.

Deadline 3 July 2017

West Dean College

Prizes and Awards

Griffin Art Prize: £10,000 art prize for British graduates

The Griffin Art Prize 2017 is an exhibition and studio award for emerging artists in painting and drawing supported by leading fine art brands; Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.

New for 2017, the Griffin Art Prize will be offered to one outstanding UK based candidate at their location of choice. The winner will receive; a cash stipend of £5000, £2000 in studio rent, materials of choice from supporting brands Winsor & Newton and Liquitex to value £3000 and a showcase of new work to be held alongside the Griffin Art Prize 2018 shortlist exhibition in November at Griffin Gallery. The prize includes a professional support programme; three studio visits from the Griffin Gallery team and chief curator Becca Pelly-Fry, technical support from the Innovation and Development laboratory and a mentoring programme from an arts professional.

Deadline 3 July 2017

Griffin Gallery

Curator in Residence

Curatorial Open Call DX Gallery Deptford X

DX Gallery is offering several opportunities to install a show in the gallery in Deptford from July 2017 to the end of the year. Each opportunity is for a curator or curatorial group to realise experimental public works or an ambitious project within a lengthy shop-window style gallery that is viewable to the public 24/7. Suitable candidates will be not-for-profit ventures exploring contemporary art practice, proposing a temporary but critically engaged visual project.

Deadline 5 July 2017

Depford X

Exhibition Opportunity

By Other Means Gallery Open Call #KILLINGIT

By Other Means are looking for creatives of all types to take part in their next exhibition and project: #Killingit. Submit your work for free. 

All entries will receive feedback on their application. Shortlisted entries will be invited to the launch of #Killingit, where they want to hear about your next project or idea. A final selections will take part in the #killingit exhibition!

Deadline 6 July 2017

By Other Means


Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition 2017

Glyndebourne, a world-class opera house in Sussex, has launched its annual competition to find a striking piece of original artwork for the cover of its Tour Programme.

The competition is open to visual artists aged 16 to 29. The winning work will feature on the cover of 10,000 copies of the Glyndebourne Tour Programme and will appear in an exhibition at Glyndebourne this autumn.

The theme for this year’s competition is DECEPTION, a common thread in all three operas being staged for the 2017 Tour. The judging panel includes: Gus Christie (Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne) Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE (Chairman, Royal Academy of Arts Development Trust) and Rachel Kneebone, (White Cube Artist).

Deadline 14 July 2017



The Pier Commission 2017

The exchange invite proposals from practitioners to transform London’s longest pier into a piece of art for the period of Totally Thames. We are looking for artists, designers, architects, performers, curators, and other creatives to propose an ambitious contemporary arts installation that will shine a spotlight on one of Erith’s greatest assets.

This opportunity is sponsored by Orbit and Wates. £8,000 commission available to develop a site-specific work based on Erith Pier throughout a three-week period in September 2017 coinciding with Totally Thames. This is a unique opportunity for practitioners to present work as part of this world-renowned festival.

Deadline 14 July 2017

The Pier Commission

Exhibition Opportunity

The Quickest Via Pavilion - The Wrong Biennale

THE QUICKEST DISTANCE IS NOT ALWAYS VIA A STRAIGHT LINE is an ongoing Pavilion part of the third edition of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, which starts on November 1st 2017, and runs until January 31st 2018.

THE QUICKEST VIA is a public pavilion open to all artists wanting to participate. The Pythagorean theorem only works on two-dimensional surfaces; mathematicians refer to such surfaces as Euclidean geometry (named for Euclid, the 3rd-century B.C. Greek mathematician).

The theorem fails for non-Euclidean geometries, such as spheres and more complex geometries like saddles. Indeed, all the rules learned in school, like parallel lines staying parallel, only refer to Euclidean geometry. In the non-Euclidean universe, parallel lines may actually diverge or converge. According to this the shape of space and time might bend. Thus, this call addresses to artists whose work aims this purpose—within a fast no-straight way—by means involving and/or concerning the concepts of time, language/literature, mathematics, route or its leg.

All works to be submitted must be "internet-friendly" and belong to any digital art modality. THE QUICKEST VIA will host—for the complete period of the biennale—12 selected artworks. 

Deadline 15 July 2017

The Quickest Pavilion

Exhibition Opportunity

The Republic of Brexitopia

Degrees of Freedom artists’ group plan to turn the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch into the Republic of Brexitopia between 4th and 17th of September 2017. Brexitopia is an imaginary place, dreamt up in a spirit of gentle irony and dangerous optimism. What it is and how it is experienced will be shaped by the imagination of the artists participating in its creation.

They invite artists working in any medium to send proposals to create and express an identity as a citizen of Brexitopia using any artform whatever. Occupy and inhabit a portion of space in Brexitopia where you set the rules about how visitors interact within it. Invent Brexitopia’s customs and rituals, its future history, geography, chemistry and tourist attractions. Develop artworks within the space based on your hopes, fears and desires for Brexitopia.

Deadline 16 July 2017

Degrees of Freedom Artist Group

Artist in Residence

Media Art Exhibition in Shanghai Open Call 2017

BLAST! is disseminated through an array of multidisciplinary platforms and pertinent social media channels. BLAST! Visions seeks cutting- edge moving image, animation, cartoon, and computer-generated video, capable of cultivating interactivity and more. BLAST! 2017 will be the primary focus of Art In The City Festival, taking place from September 15 to October 8 at Hima Art Space.

The open call is devoted to creating a more compressive stage for audiences to discover the emerging multi-media talents of creators in the 21st century. BLAST! 2017 will select one winner from this year’s 16 finalists. The winning artist will receive a 3-day FUMO Motion Design Master Class (September 15 to September 17) and a round-trip to Shanghai worth 20,000 RMB.

Deadline 17 July 2017


Arthub Asia

Writer in Residence

Frieze Writer's Prize

The Frieze Writer’s Prize, the annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is open for entries. This year the prize will be judged by frieze associate editor Pablo Larios, artist and writer Ed Atkins, and novelist and co-editor of Semiotext(e) Chris Kraus. The winner will be commissioned to write a review for frieze magazine and will be awarded £2,000.

Aspiring art critics are invited to submit one unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, which should be 700 words in length.

Deadline 18 July 2017


Artist in Residence

European Artists in Residence Exchange 2017

The European Media Art Network offers residencies for Media Artists in the fields of digital media including Internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video.

Artists with European residence or a European passport can apply for a two-months residency at one of the following institutions:

(1) IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands: For a residency project exploring Haunted Machines and Wicked Problems or a residency emphasising a critical view on the role of media and technology in our society.
(2) Bandits Mages, Bourges, France: Two months within January and April 2018. Theme is queer, race, post-colonialism.
(3) FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom: Two months within autumn 2017 or spring 2018. Theme is Play. Particularly exploring video games and artists as games-maker, or Young People and Learning projects.
(4) Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts, Halle, Germany: Mid- October to Mid December, no theme

Students are not permitted, but young artists are encouraged to apply. There is no age limit! EMARE includes a grant of €2.500, free accommodation, travel expenses up to €250, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution and a professional presentation.

Deadline 20 July 2017

European Media Art Network - Eman#Emare

Exhibition Opportunity

Sweet Art Call for Artists

Sweet ‘Art is a non-profit organization operating from a feminist perspective, which is dedicated to the promotion of visual artists through the delivery of regular site-specific exhibitions. On the 5-10 September 2017 Sweet ‘Art will be hosting their first art festival in partnership with Ugly Duck. Femfest will take place at OFF QUAY an 8,000 square foot creative space and one of Ugly Duck’s beautiful reclaimed venues, situated in the heart of East India Dock, London.

Sweet ‘Art are seeking artists identifying as any gender whose works are of any media including painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film and performance.  All works must explore the theme of women, ‘femininity’ and ‘feminine’ identity. They are especially looking for works of art reflecting on the nature of the venue as reclaimed office space and exploring the theme of women reclaiming masculine dominated spaces, or women in the workplace.

There is no fee to submit work. Those who are accepted will be asked to pay an exhibition fee of £55. 

Deadline 23 July 2017


Sweet Art

Prizes and Awards

New Light Prize Exhibition

New Light Art Prize are calling for entries. All artists over 18 who were born, are resident, or attained a degree/post graduate qualification (in an art-based subject) in the North of England are eligible to enter.

Shortlisted works will be shown at the Bowes Museum, Country Durham before touring to Huddersfield Art Gallery, Bankside Gallery, London and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Cumbria. The prize winners, including the recipient of the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award, will be announced on the evening of Friday 17th November 2017 at the Bowes Museum.

Deadline 31 July 2017

New Light Art Prize

Exhibition Opportunity

#Tribe17 International Art Festival Call for Artists

After two years of snowballing success, Chrom-Art is pleased to announce the Call for Artists for the third edition of the groundbreaking cross-disciplinary arts event, held in one of the most exciting venues in the heart of London from 11 to 15 October 2017.

In order to express what love is, or the love we can feel, we use tangible, understandable structures – words, visual elements, music, touch. It's our attempt to refer to something that is by default abstract and ineffable, but deeply present in our everyday life. A very modern example of expression of love is the use of XOXO – hugs and kisses – as a written gesture of sincerity, love and good friendship.

With XOXO@OXO we invite artists to explore any manifestations of the abstract concept of love, the need to have them, their effectiveness against hate and division, and their ability to originate more love. For information, and to apply, visit our website www.chrom-art.org. You can email your questions to tribe@chrom-art.org. 

Deadline 31 July 2017



The Art Form Magazine - Open for Submissions

The Art Form is a limited edition publication about art and artists. Issue 2 has just been published and features interviews with Daniel Buren, Ryan Gander, Rob Pruitt, POSE, Evan Robarts and Paul Wackers. Issue 3 will be published early next year, five of the featured artists will be by invitation only, one artist will be chosen from an open call for submissions. Each issue features six artists who have completed a form about art, they have answered the questions in their own unique way, giving an insight into their work and working practice. Some of the artists have created drawings, paintings, and collages in the response to the questions. In addition to completing the art form, the artists in issue 2 have been interviewed in more depth with specific questions about their work.

The magazine is distributed around the world and is available in shops and galleries such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Colette in Paris and Printed Matter in New York. If you would like to submit your work, go to The Art Form website and use the contact form to send a brief artist profile and a link to your website or a download link, works created in all media are accepted, from artists around the world.

Deadline 31 July 2017

The Art Form Magazine


Opening the Floodgates 2017

The Ring, a new arts programme for the waterways of Worcestershire, in collaboration with Canal & River Trust launch Opening the Floodgates 2017.

Opening the Floodgates is a new commissioning opportunity open to all artists living or working in the West Midlands. Individual artists or artist collectives are invited to submit proposals to re-purpose and recycle flood waste that has been collected from canals and rivers in the Worcestershire area to make a public artwork.

The budget for the commission is £10,000 inclusive of artist fees and production/installation costs.

Deadline 31 August 2017


The Ring, Arts on the Waterways
Submission website


Bridgeman Studio Award 2017

Enter the Bridgeman Studio Award 2017 and you could win a £1,000 commission to create the front cover art for award-winning author Beth Lewis’s next title, published by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Enter up to 5 existing or new works on the theme of Dark Summer.

Deadline 31 August 2017

Bridgeman Studio Awards

Exhibition Opportunity

Project Anywhere Call for Proposals

Project Anywhere is a global exhibition model in which the role of curator is replaced with the type of peer review model typically endorsed by a refereed journal. Emphasizing art and artistic research undertaken outside traditional exhibition circuits, Project Anywhere is dedicated to the evaluation and dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Significantly, all proposals submitted to Project Anywhere are carefully reviewed by at least four specialized artist academics of international standing. Consequently, all applicants receive substantial feedback on their proposals. With only a handful of projects hosted online each year.

Deadline 1 September 2017

Project Anywhere

Prizes and Awards

£20,000 Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2017

Mall Galleries are calling for submissions. A first prize of £20,000 and a solo exhibition is awarded for the best new work of figurative and representational art. Submit your work now to the tenth anniversary edition of the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize.

A further prize of £10,000 is awarded by visitors to the exhibition, which takes place at Mall Galleries in central London from 31 January to 17 February 2018.

You are encouraged to submit fresh and topical painting, drawing, print, sculpture, collage, 3D work, sculpture maquette, installation or relief. The competition is open to all artists aged 18 or over, living or practising in the UK or Continental Europe.

Deadline 22 September 2017

Mall Galleries London

Prizes and Awards

The VIA Arts Prize 2017

The Embassy of Brazil to the UK, in partnership with ACALASP (the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal), People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and Itaú, is currently inviting entries for its VIA Arts Prize.

Following a pre-selection process conducted by the curatorial committee, up to 30 artworks will then go on display for three weeks at the Embassy of Brazil (14-16 Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL).

Cash prizes, generously provided by Itaú, are to be given to the jury’s first (£5,000) and second (£2,000) choices.

Deadline 16 October 2017

Via Arts Prize 


Rose Valland Institute Open Call: Unlawful Ownership in Germany

Unlawful Ownership in Germany is an open call for the sharing of information with the Rose Valland Institute about objects, land, real estate, etcetera, that is or could be Nazi-looted in order to jointly clarify ownership and property rights.

The Rose Valland Institute will individually record the objects’ histories of origin. The sought and/or found objects will be displayed and documented in detail. In cooperation with provenance researchers, additional investigations will be commissioned and case studies will be published.

The following questions may be relevant for the research into provenance:

– Based on which memories, notes, narrations, communications, knowledge, and documents, such as photographs or letters or other written and oral testimonies, was the object identified as Nazi loot?
– What documents, papers, and other evidence support the suspicion or assumption?
– Who is in possession of such documents and certificates or where are they located?
– Are you prepared to publish your knowledge and information?
– Have you tried to find any claimants? Could you find legitimate owners or heirs? If you tried, how did you proceed?
– How would you describe your relationship to the object in question?
– Do you know the historical context and background that led to the object being in your possession today?
– Do you see the object/item as a witness to these relationships?
– Are you ready to allow the object to thus bear witness in a public discourse?

Located: If you know of objects in your possession or family property that can be assumed or proven to be illegally owned Jewish property, please contact the Rose Valland Institute.

Missing: If you are looking for items that can be presumed or proven to have been stolen from a Jewish family, please contact the Rose Valland Institute.

Rose Valland Institute: kontakt@rosevallandinstitut.org.

Communications are treated confidentially and will be anonymized upon request.

Deadline Rolling

Rose Valland Institute

Writer in Residence

Glory Hole seeks submissions for online literature platform

Glory Hole is a new online literature platform and periodical based out of Leeds, UK. They publish short fiction from writers of any age and level of experience. Thye are currently accepting submissions of short fiction up to 5000 words; the only condition for acceptance is that the work fits within the Glory Hole universe. Read the previously published stories on their website to get an idea of what they’re looking.

They are are interested in weird, strange & sometimes unnerving stories set at the start of the end of the world. Your work can be of any genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Horror, Crime etc. as long as the work feels as if it belongs in the reality of the Glory Hole.

Deadline Rolling

Glory Hole - Short Stories from the end of the world

Artist in Residence

Arts Council England Crowdfunding

Up to £10,000 of extra funding for artists and arts organisations Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene We want to discover England’s most exciting artists and arts organisations- who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them. With the support of the Arts Council England, we have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects. Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will help you develop as an artist? If so, you could get up to £10,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project. There's extra funding of up to £10,000 (or 25% of funding target) available to artists and arts organisations raising between £4,000 and £40,000 on Crowdfunder. 

Deadline Rolling 


Exhibition Opportunity

Open Call for Interfaces Monthly

Interfaces Monthly is a get-together for people working at the junction of art and technology, organised by the Barbican and The Trampery. A monthly platform for ideas and exchange, each event includes selected artworks, presentations and discussions in an informal social setting with a low-priced bar.

We can provide Venue, Promotion, Network, Introductions & connections to partners, some technical & logistical support

We accept proposals on any form of work engaging with both art and technology, ranging from performance to VR. If you’d like to present at an Interfaces Monthly, fill in your details below - we have a rolling deadline for future sessions and would love to hear from you.

Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/1Vpm7uY

Deadline Rolling

Barbican & The Trampery
@BarbicanCentre & @thetrampery
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