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.

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Voices With Impact Mental Health Film Competition

Updated: 10 January 2024

We invite filmmakers to submit short films (5 Minutes or under) on the topic of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and/or mental health conditions that considerably impact day to day life.

Eligibility: Everyone

What you get: The winning films will receive a $2000 cash prize and be inducted into our mental health film library for distribution across the US & Canada.

Deadline 17 March 2024

Voices With Impact, Digital & Global


Future of Money Award UK

Updated: 25 January 2024

For this year’s FOM awards, we challenge creative thinkers and makers (of all types) to speculate and create a vision of a National Wealth Service. £500 PRIZE for the three shortlisted finalists for project development + an opportunity to present to financial and payment industry experts in London. (Travel Expenses Incl.)

Eligibility: Anyone can apply. However, final concepts need to be communicated effectively via a short video (if shortlisted as a finalist). Hence if you don’t have skills in visualisation, but have a great idea, perhaps befriend someone who can help? If you are a brilliant social scientist with an innovative approach, perhaps join forces with a designer or artist?

What you get: £500 for the three shortlisted finalists for project development + an opportunity to present to financial and payment industry experts in London. (Travel Expenses Incl.)

Deadline 28 March 2024

Future of Money Design Award, UK

Between November and December 2024, the 11th edition of the International Festival of Theater Art and New Technologies "The Wonders of the Possible" will be held in Cagliari. The LMDP Festival supports the development and experimentation of new creative, theatrical and artistic languages through new technologies, with the programming of shows, performances, installations, workshops, and conferences. Kyber Teatro offers all Italian and foreign artists and performers, including emerging and/or under-35 companies, the opportunity to participate in the Festival.

Eligibility: Companies, Individual Artists; Companies/Artists emerging or/and under 35; Companies/Non-emerging artists of all ages (we encourage applications from artists at any stage of their careers); Maximum 3 participants per project.

What you get: The winner receives the possibility to perform two replicas of their show, a small reimbursement of expenses, and will be guaranteed full coverage of mobility costs.

Deadline 02 April 2024

Kyberteatro, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

This Open Call presents an exciting opportunity for up to 40 selected artists to exhibit their work for a year in three of London’s prime hospital exhibition spaces.

The Responsa Foundation champions projects with a strong positive social impact and public engagement at their core. We have teamed up with NHS Imperial Health Charity, dedicated to enhancing patient care and experience by improving health outcomes through the provision of artworks in hospitals.

Eligibility: This is an open call for practicing artists of any background to submit an A4-size artwork, accompanied by a separate short text describing what 'Homeland' means to you.

What you get: Opportunity to exhibit your artwork in three major London NHS hospitals for a year

Deadline 13 April 2024

The Responsa Foundation, London

The Almenara Art Prize is an international online painting competition that offers more than 27000€ in cash awards and other prizes. Our goal is to give living artists more visibility and opportunities to promote their work

Eligibility: Open globally to anyone over 18 and of all experience levels. We welcome mediums in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolour, graphite, charcoal, gouache, tempera, and all traditional mediums.

What you get: More than 27000€ in cash and other prizes and over $6000 in products. Winners enjoy a stay in Spain, an exhibition in Córdoba, international exposure, and exhibition opportunities. The Young Award offers up to 500€, an artist residency in Andalucia, and a place in The 2024 Almenara Art Prize exhibition. You will have exposure to an international collector base, opportunities to sell your work, and potential publication in international magazines.

Fee: First entry 45€ Additional entries:29€. Here is included to submit the same artwork in an additional category. Young Category: 29€.

Deadline 30 June 2024

The Almenara Collection

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