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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Art Center Nabi Open Call 2022: East meets East

Updated: 20 June 2022

Theme: Envisioning Han Ma Eum (한마음; Planetary Mind) and various forms of ‘we’ who think and act together.

Eligible Genres: Art & Tech, Design, Writing.

Art Center Nabi has been at the forefront of the media art scene, discovering emerging artists through running various programs such as residencies, hackathons, conferences, and exhibitions. Art Center Nabi also works with artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to create platforms that examine and confer creative and aesthetic potentials of the convergence between art, technology and society.

As a part of such endeavors, Art Center Nabi now launches the long-term hybrid research project East meets East (EmE) that proposes critical perspectives on technology-based art, history, society, culture, media, and philosophy. Setting sail towards the ‘East’ where the sun rises and the future arrives, EmE envisions the coming together of ‘We’ and our Han Ma Eum (한마음, Planetary Mind).

Eligibility: International artists, creators, and researchers producing technology-based artwork, design, or writing.

What you get: Production costs (Writing and Design: max. 3,000,000 KRW (approx. 2,400 USD) / Media Artwork: max. 10,000,000 KRW (approx. 8,000 USD), online showcase and artist talk at EmE Conference (September 10th, 2022 in London).

Deadline 03 July 2022

Art Center Nabi

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Brouhahaart Gallery Open Call: The Summer Exhibition

Updated: 21 June 2022

We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘The Summer Exhibition’. Works will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, and overall artistic ability. Winners will be chosen based on the quality of single entry as well as quality of overall work. Submitted works will be promoted to our social media & newsletter if desired.

Exhibition dates: 18th - 25th July 2022.

Eligibility: Any artist from any background can submit any of their work.

What you get: Exhibition and sales opportunity. Artists are free to sell their works, we take 0% commission, and any sale inquiries will be directed back to the artists. We will also run an art contest during the exhibition: 1st Prize - Solo virtual exhibition [up to 15 artworks]; 2nd Prize - Solo virtual exhibition [up to 10 artworks]. Competition results posted on Brouhahaart and promoted to our wide-spread social media.

Fee: £25 is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

Deadline 08 July 2022

Brouhahaart Gallery

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MAKE Southwest Open Call: Under the Tree

Updated: 28 June 2022

MAKE Southwest's annual Christmas exhibition will be kicking off in November this year under the new name ‘Under the Tree’. The exhibition will be integrated throughout our downstairs galleries, showcasing the work of up to 50 designer-makers based throughout the UK.

Under the Tree will celebrate the incredible skill of British makers from a diverse selection of disciplines with a range of ethically produced handmade items.

Eligibility: Small-batch craft makers and designers based in the UK.

What you get: The opportunity to showcase your craft to a new audience; An extra outlet for your work during the Christmas season, without you having to be present; giving you more freedom to attend other exhibitions and craft fairs during this busy period; Opportunity to sell in our online shop; Achieve further sales by restocking if requested by curator; The opportunity to do a 'Meet the Maker' demonstration or workshop.

Deadline 11 July 2022

MAKE Southwest

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The National Brain Appeal Open Call: A Letter in Mind 2022

Updated: 24 May 2022

A Letter in Mind returns for the ninth year! This year’s theme is ‘A Sense of Movement’ and we’re hoping for some powerful and creative responses from artists, illustrators and designers.

Our ninth exhibition takes its inspiration from all that we have been missing over the last few years travelling to far-off places, experiencing new activities and moving through life in a stimulating world. Whether you are feeling that change is in the air or you prefer to take the theme literally, we hope that you’ll feel the need to express 'A Sense of Movement' as this year's focus for A Letter in Mind. All you need to do is to create your artwork/s on a simple envelope and the rest is up to you!

A Letter in Mind exhibitions have attracted many high profile artists and celebrities since it launched in 2014.

Eligibility: Artists must be over 18.

What you get: The artwork envelopes will all be priced at £85 selling via our online gallery and exhibited at London's 'Gallery Different' in November 2022. The works will remain anonymous until they are sold; the names of the artists will be revealed at the end of the exhibition. As always, all proceeds from sales will support vital neurological projects through the charity The National Brain Appeal (reg charity no. 290173).

Deadline 15 July 2022

The National Brain Appeal

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender: North East Open Call

Updated: 28 June 2022

Middlesbrough Art Weekender (MAW), in partnership with MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Matt’s Gallery are seeking applications for work by artists based in the North East or who have a connection to the area for an exhibition that forms part of MAW22.

The selected artists will display their work in a group show or in appropriate interventions across Middlesbrough. The selection will be made by curators from MAW and MIMA, independent curator Chris Clarke, Director Robin Klassnik of Matt’s Gallery, London and previously selected artists Erin Dickson and Michael McCormack.

Eligibility: This open call is open to all artists and creative practitioners based in the North East of England or have a strong connection to the north east (through family, education etc).

What you get: Exhibition at Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Artist fee: £500, Technician time, digital studio visits with Elinor Morgan (MIMA), Chris Clarke (Glucksman) Robin Klassnik (Matt's Gallery) Information in all marketing materials for the festival.

Deadline 25 July 2022

Middlesbrough Art Weekender

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Agora Digital Art Open Call: The Dream

Updated: 05 May 2022

The Dream ...The unconscious, the illogical, the irrational – what is it about dreams and their uncanny nature that drives us towards conjuring fantastical explanations and mystical reports on their meanings? The depths of the internet have become a repository for dreams, hopes, irrational thoughts and vents – but are we asleep or awake? Sleepwalking or stationary? Is this a dream or a nightmare?

Eligibility: Women and non-binary digital artists.

What you get: A group show in VR, application to the wrong biennale, possibility for an IRL physical exhibition.

Deadline 31 July 2022

Agora Digital Art

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Big Screen Plaza Open Call

Updated: 24 May 2022

Big Screen Plaza is now accepting submissions for #ArtOnScreen, a curated series of digital and artistic programming that will be displayed starting in Summer 2022. We’re eager to showcase work from many creative disciplines.

Eligibility: 18+, International, No level of expertise required.

What you get: Big Screen Plaza is a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza in New York City located at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi which features a 30 ft. HD digital screen. Located between the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and the art galleries of Chelsea, the plaza’s central location provides an ideal venue for generating exposure for artists to engage the New York community.

Deadline 31 July 2022

Big Screen Plaza

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Doozy Magazine Open Call

Updated: 28 June 2022

In an increasingly bizarre world, it’s easy to get caught up in absurdity. Either satirical or serious, rarely do you see the creative industry celebrate silliness for silliness's own sake.

DOOZY magazine will be an invitation to smile, and we want submissions to follow this ethos. We want to build a platform for creatives to showcase their most eccentric, experimental, and unconventional work and whilst getting a chance to network and collaborate within a vibrant community of emerging artists, writers and designers. Irreverence, silliness, risky content, creative mischief and general naughtiness are all firmly recommended and encouraged.

Eligibility: Anyone who works in creative media aged 18+ living in the UK.

What you get: Networking, exhibition, and publication opportunities as well as sales opportunities through our published magazine and exhibition. In future we are hoping to be able to offer the chance to connect with industry professionals and mentors through workshops, seminars, and funding opportunities.

Deadline 31 July 2022

Doozy Magazine

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PRESS+PLAY Festival of Print Open Call

Updated: 28 June 2022

Phoenix Art Space are calling for expressions of interest from printmakers, print studios and collectives who would like to be involved in their annual PRESS+PLAY Festival of Print. Taking place from 12 November - 18 December. There are opportunities to take part in the Main Gallery exhibition, tabletop print fair, or to deliver a talk or workshop as part of the programme.

Eligibility: Artists, studios or collectives who work with print-based media.

What you get: Exhibition and sales opportunity.

Deadline 08 August 2022

Phoenix Art Space

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MAKE Southwest Open Call: Making It 2023

Updated: 28 June 2022

MAKE Southwest, in partnership with Design-Nation, Find a Maker/Craft Festival and Low Carbon Devon, is inviting applications to be part of its ambitious exhibition and development programme for emerging talents in the Southwest.

Held every 2 years, Making It aims to be the leading showcase for emerging artists, makers and designers in the Southwest, celebrating innovation, diversity and collaboration in craft and making. The exhibition will feature up to 20 emerging talents in the Jubilee Gallery at MAKE Southwest, along with an engaging programme of exhibitor and public events.

Eligibility: We invite Southwest-based emerging artists, makers and designers from all backgrounds, groups and levels of education or training to apply to exhibit in this show, and benefit from the support and nurturing that this group of influential cultural organisations can offer. If you are within 5 years of graduating or setting up a creative business and are resident in the Southwest, please read on and apply for free. We aspire to remove barriers and be open to all, and strongly encourage applications from individuals currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors.

What you get:

  • The opportunity to showcase your work to a new audience at MAE Southwest (In 2019 an average exhibition saw over 16,000 visitors to MAKE Southwest)
  • There will be CPD and networking sessions for exhibitors specifically tailored for emerging makers and new businesses
  • There will be prizes awarded by leading organisations and people during the show, including Craft Festival, Design-Nation and Low Carbon Devon
  • There will be mentoring opportunities on offer from MAKE Southwest Member artists, makers and designers, established and successful creative businesses.

Deadline 05 September 2022

MAKE Southwest

Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists reflecting the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida.

Eligibility: International artists of any age.

What you get: Cash award, exhibition opportunity.

Deadline 05 October 2022

Embracing Our Differences

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