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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Cryptic seeks sonic installations for Sonica Glasgow 2024

Updated: 26 October 2023

Cryptic is looking for UK and Ireland based artists who create sonic installations, AV performances and real time visuals for performance, to take part in Sonica Glasgow, 19 – 29 September 2024.

Eligibility: Artists in the UK or Ireland of any background and career stage. For performance works, a strong emphasis on sound and visuals is required. Installations must include sound. All work should be completed and publicly shown at least once. If you create real-time visuals for performance, we accept previous work examples. Not open to full-time students. We don't consider theater, literature, comedy, circus, or dance. We don't support commissions or new work development.

What you get: Compensation ranging from £750 to £1000, contingent on the nature of your work (performance, installation, or visuals) and your experience as an artist. For artists residing outside of Glasgow, we cover travel, accommodation, and per diem expenses for overnight stays. We also assist in procuring basic technical equipment when feasible and provide support for installation, de-installation, or technical requirements for performances. Additionally, we arrange venue rental, offer PR and marketing assistance, and ensure thorough documentation of your artwork.

Deadline 04 December 2023

Cryptic, UK & Ireland

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Boomer Gallery Call for Artists: The New Artists 6th Edition

Updated: 16 November 2023

In the last hundred years, humankind has seen unprecedented innovations and changes, from skyscrapers to moon landings, to social media, to human rights, to Art...?

At this very moment in our society, everything moves incredibly fast, time doesn’t seem sufficient any more. Artists seem to find their path much harder, the ongoing changes create a need for a continuous state of transcendence, and this is reflected in contemporary art.

This exhibition aims to explore the trends in contemporary art and to create a dialogue between the artists and the viewers.

Eligibility: Open to artists globally. To apply, email us three images of your work (three different pieces), each with its title, size in cm, medium, price, and a short biography of no more than 150 words. Eligible media include but are not limited to, paintings, sculptures, photography, installations, prints, textiles, illustrations, digital art, AI-assisted art, poems, etc.

What you get: Exhibit with us at our gallery, located in the vibrant heart of the iconic Tower Bridge area in London.

Fee: Application is free, but a £165 fee applies for each selected artist. This fee covers an extensive suite of benefits: Printed catalogs, posters, and brochures; Admin support; Graphic designer services; Champagne & caviar at the opening event; Professional photographer to document the event; Hostess, security, and bartender services at the opening; Printing and framing for the artists who opt for that (printing and framing are included in the price). Our sales commission remains a modest 15%

Deadline 09 December 2023

Boomer Gallery, London

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Call for submissions from emerging artists born and bred in NYC

Updated: 18 April 2023

"State of Wonder" is a rotating, free-form group show divided into ten editions that encourage viewers to consider modern life from various perspectives. Artists will respond to life in the world's most famous metropolitan area through themes such as technology, vices, and family, with their work exhibited at different locations. We combine traditional curatorial presentations with unconventional events to create a program that is accessible to viewers of all ages and backgrounds. Our mission is to highlight the work of young artists from the city, providing them with a platform to document their experience of home in another era of disruption and displacement for countless New Yorkers.

Eligibility: We are seeking young artists working in all media who were born and/or raised in NYC and are between the ages of 18-28. Preference will be given to those without current gallery representation or institutional support.

What you get: The opportunity to showcase your work in one of ten editions of this exhibition series.

Deadline 31 December 2023

State of Wonder NYC, New York City

The British Council seeks to appoint a collaborative architectural practitioner team to develop and deliver an exhibition at the British Pavilion in Venice in 2025. The 2025 British Pavilion exhibition will be a high-profile installation as part of the British Council's focus year of collaboration between the UK and Kenya that will foster, celebrate, and showcase the connections between the two countries. The British Council’s budget for 2025 has not yet been confirmed but we invite proposals based on a £200,000 indicative budget.

Eligibility: The lead applicant must be UK-based, and the project team should include at least one collaborator who is Kenyan, Kenya-based, or British-Kenyan. We particularly welcome proposals from practitioner teams where the UK partner is based outside of Greater London in England or is based in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.

What you get: The successful Lead Practitioner will sign a contract with the British Council and be paid a participation fee of £25,000. The British Council is here to support the selected team and help realize the vision for the project to the highest standard that time and resources allow. To do this, the British Council’s core Venice team provides and manages the following aspects of the project: Project management, budgeting, procurement; Production, fabrication, installation, de-installation, and logistics (these will be delivered in Venice by the British Council’s suppliers); Programming and event management.

Deadline 05 January 2024

The British Council, UK

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Rising Stars 2024: New Ashgate Gallery Calls for Early Career Makers

Updated: 30 November 2023

Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion new talent, and early career makers, including students and graduates from BA and MA crafts, design, and applied arts programs across the UK. Rising Stars offers new makers a first step into the marketplace, through a curated, selling exhibition.

Eligibility: Early career artists and makers. Work must be available for sale in the United Kingdom. We especially welcome makers from a Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse background, an LGBTQIA+ maker, or/and a maker who identifies as having a visible or/and non-visible disability.

What you get: Exhibition plus a private view and award ceremony at New Ashgate Gallery. Selected artists will get to engage with a program of professional development events – details to be confirmed. There will also be a further opportunity to showcase with Dan Goode of Making Goode at Handmade festivals in 2024. A winner will additionally be awarded a professional development bursary of £1,000 and a solo exhibition at New Ashgate in 2025.

Deadline 15 January 2024

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, United Kingdom

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George Town Festival 2024 Open Call: Exhibition Opportunity in Penang, Malaysia

Updated: 30 November 2023

Proposal submissions for The George Town Festival 2024 in Penang, Malaysia are now open.

Eligibility: Open to applicants globally; You are encouraged to provide additional supporting material pertinent to the programme for the artistic advisory panels to have a clearer understanding of it.

What you get: Exhibition opportunity in a key arts and culture festival in Malaysia

Deadline 31 January 2024

George Town Festival, Penang, Malaysia

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