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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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The Tagli Mentorship Award 2024

Updated: 01 July 2024

The recipient of the Mentorship Award will have the unique opportunity to be mentored by the TAGLI team in collaboration with The Folco Collection, receive a £500 benefit, and inclusion in a public-facing, physical exhibition.


  • You must have no full gallery representation (inclusion in group shows and works consigned to third parties is acceptable).
  • You must be based in the UK.
  • Ideally, you should have graduated from university, but we will consider final year students. Both BA and MA graduates are eligible.
  • Please do not enter works that are homophobic, racist, toxic, pornographic, or paedophilic.

What You Get: The recipient of the Mentorship Award will benefit from a year-long mentorship by the TAGLI team and The Folco Collection. This includes regular mentor meetings, bespoke career coaching, and access to industry knowledge. Fuelled by TAGLI’s vision for inclusion and transparency in the art world, the award aims to assist the recipient in launching their career and developing their practice in an open and dynamic manner, in line with current market dynamics. The recipient will also receive a £500 benefit and inclusion in a public-facing, physical exhibition. Additionally, the five shortlisted participants will receive a guidance session focused on tackling the market, with the opportunity to collaborate with TAGLI on commercial projects.

Deadline 31 July 2024

The Tagli, London

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Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2025: Call for Applications

Updated: 24 July 2024

The Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt was founded to counteract the structural discrimination of women* visual artists in exhibitions and on the art market. It admits 15 women* visual artists per year and runs for 12 months, from the end of January to December. The programme takes place on a weekly basis, every Thursday and Friday, along with 3–4 intensive weeks.

Eligibility: We are looking forward to applications from women visual artists* of any age working in all disciplines preferably with a completed (arts) degree, or equivalent qualification with sufficient German language skills to follow discussions, contributions may be in English resident in Berlin with experience in artistic practice, specific goals and great motivation with the time and resources needed to work on concepts of communication and marketing while also working in the studio * The project is aimed at female* visual artists, i.e. all women*, including trans women as well as inter and non-binary people

What you get: The course content includes an analysis of the participant’s current position and aims in artistic practice, training in verbal and work presentation, and essential knowledge for self-employment such as tax, financing, and copyright. It also covers Berlin’s art scene through excursions, seminars, discussions, and networking opportunities. Participants will plan and realise a personal website and a catalogue brochure, culminating in a final group exhibition in autumn. The seminars are led by experienced art historians and producers, with guests including curators, gallery owners, artists, and other experts. With over 450 alumnae and an ever-growing network, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt provides a solid foundation. It is co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund Plus) and the Federal State of Berlin, subject to approval, covering the programme costs.

Deadline 15 September 2024

Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin, Germany

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Online Drawing Development Year is Open for Applications

Updated: 27 June 2024

Designed by artists, for artists, the Online Drawing Development Year (ODDY) is an innovative course that has been devised to allow arts graduates and those with a developing studio practice, to benefit from live online drawing tuition and a structured critical dialogue with tutors, mentors, and peers over three terms.

Eligibility: We welcome applications from artists with practices in fine art, sculpture, photography, architecture, illustration, animation, design, fashion, and textiles who feel they would benefit from an opportunity to develop their visual language through drawing.

What you get: Flexible and part-time, students will be able to curate their programme of courses each term, allowing for a balance between work, studio time, and other commitments. Delivered online, the course also suits those who live outside of the UK or have specific access needs. Learn more in the link to open the call.

Deadline 25 September 2024

Royal Drawing School, UK

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